at the risk of sounding like a snob, i have to ask.. how do some people obtain a college degree, much less get accepted to and complete a masters program?
case in point.
i’m currently getting my mba. i just finished my first semester and am taking one summer class called “managing individuals and teams”. it is a VERY easy class. the lowest ranking class in the mba program. so easy that our first assignment was to take a personality test so that we can be split into groups. so easy that the professor spent 2 hours talking about the 4 different personality categories and having us “guess” what category of people matches up with a certain profession (ie, engineer = “analyzer”, nurse = “affiliator”, artist=”conceptualizer”, fireman=”activator”)*
it went something like this:
prof: “how about a fireman?”
annoying student sitting in the front center seat (you know the type – the one that thinks they’re super smart, but they ask a million dumb questions causing the class to go 15 minutes over and you to sit there rolling your eyes and looking at your watch): “affiliator”
prof: actually, they are an activator (thinking, i’m sure, “i just TOLD you this dumbass“)
student proceeds to argue for 10 minutes on why he thinks his answer is right, even though the prof had just clearly given us an explanation of why a fireman was, indeed, an activator personality.
i just rolled my eyes, looked at my watch, and mumbled to the guy next to me “obviously this guy is NOT an activator”.
*sidenote: these stereotypes didn’t sit too well with me because i am a blend of all categories and also a tad anal, which made me annoyed that i didn’t fit neatly into a category.