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10 Professions That Attract the Absolute Worst People

Nurses? Nurses? I've met a couple of bad eggs while in the hospital, but most nurses I know are decent folk.

Sorry there was not enough room in the poll for Vivianvanceologist.


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by Anonymousreply 70March 19, 2023 9:11 PM

Law Enforcement and architects, definitely. The latter loves to think that they are the next Howard Roark.

by Anonymousreply 1March 18, 2023 12:00 AM

I have a nurse friend who calls doctors in her hospital "those scumbags".

by Anonymousreply 2March 18, 2023 12:01 AM

Republican congress member. Thread over.

by Anonymousreply 3March 18, 2023 12:01 AM

Architects? Why?

by Anonymousreply 4March 18, 2023 12:02 AM

Why architects? The others make sense (though I thought cops would be on the list), but I'm confused about architects

by Anonymousreply 5March 18, 2023 12:03 AM

The ones that I've met R4, tend to be bitchy and somewhat elitist. Engaging in aesthetic terrorism.

by Anonymousreply 6March 18, 2023 12:04 AM

Here's a list, not scientifically researched IMO but interesting

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by Anonymousreply 7March 18, 2023 12:05 AM

"Psychopaths are more closely related to sociopaths than to psychotics, because both are categorized as having antisocial personality disorders. In their ground-breaking 2006 book “Snakes in Suits,” Paul Babiak and Robert Hare were among the first to attempt to quantify the presence of corporate psychopaths in the C-suite. They estimated the rate of psychopathy in the executive suite to be 3.9%. Since the release of the book there has been much disagreement over the extent of the presence of psychopaths in corporate America with most other estimates landing between 8% and 12%."

by Anonymousreply 8March 18, 2023 12:06 AM

[quote](though I thought cops would be on the list),

They are, you big dumb bacciagalupe.

by Anonymousreply 9March 18, 2023 12:06 AM

What kinds of architects are they?

I think being a residential architect would be soul-killing. So many really expensive homes are remarkably hideous. The clients must be extremely difficult. So I can see how having at least a little talent and training for year and ending up in a role where your client decides to add a turret to a colonial revival could turn someone into a snotty bitch.

by Anonymousreply 10March 18, 2023 12:08 AM

I had a crush on my straight from from high school until, well, now I suppose. Tall and hairy with beautiful big lips. He looked like Lorenzo Lamas in “Grease”. Sweetest guy I e ever known. Oh, he’s an architect-that’s where I was going with that. A rich one.

by Anonymousreply 11March 18, 2023 12:15 AM

I thought architects don't make much money. (My friend was married to an architect and said they don't make much money.)

Anyway, tow truck driver? Why?

by Anonymousreply 12March 18, 2023 12:19 AM

Human Resources in any company always attracts people who loathe everyone.

by Anonymousreply 13March 18, 2023 12:24 AM

I've worked in the health field for many years, and I've never met a nurse who wasn't, ultimately, batshit crazy.

Efficient, committed, smart, humane, yes - but batshit crazy.

And if see a redheaded nurse, run.

by Anonymousreply 14March 18, 2023 12:27 AM

The clergy. Hands down.

by Anonymousreply 15March 18, 2023 12:30 AM

I always wondered how certain lawyers can defend clients they know or suspect to be guilty. Discrediting witnesses and evidence, manipulating juries and using their skills to b3nd the law in order to secure a win.

Tricky though as they are needed to make a fair legal system, but so many seem amoral.

by Anonymousreply 16March 18, 2023 12:36 AM

R16, some prosecutors and some cops try to "bend" the law, hide exculpatory evidence, and cave in to societal pressures to put someone's head on a spit.

by Anonymousreply 17March 18, 2023 12:39 AM

Lawyers are assholes, especially corporate ones.

by Anonymousreply 18March 18, 2023 12:43 AM

Sorry R17 I meant them as well, any who defends the guilty or targets the innocent

by Anonymousreply 19March 18, 2023 12:46 AM

I suppose that's where the value judgement comes in with lawyers: based on available information, can my client be judged as guilty or innocent. Whether or not they actually did/didn't do it is beside the point: can an argument be made for their guilt and if not, it's my job to prove that argument has no substance. I worry less about lawyers making arguments for the guilty & more about lawyers not bothering to make arguments when the evidence is dubious or insubstantial because they're lazy or don't personally like their clients.

by Anonymousreply 20March 18, 2023 1:08 AM

Watching these architects get so tedious over this video game build is just comedy.

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by Anonymousreply 21March 18, 2023 1:09 AM

Republican politician.

by Anonymousreply 22March 18, 2023 1:24 AM

[quote] I thought architects don't make much money.

Are you kidding? Mike Brady had a giant house and supported eight people on his own. He even had funds for rentboys.

by Anonymousreply 23March 18, 2023 1:26 AM

You left out real estate investment moguls.

by Anonymousreply 24March 18, 2023 1:28 AM

[quote]Nurses? Nurses?

What is wrong with you?

by Anonymousreply 25March 18, 2023 1:30 AM

Nurses are easily among the best group of people.

by Anonymousreply 26March 18, 2023 1:31 AM

39% of all female serial killers are nurses.

by Anonymousreply 27March 18, 2023 3:34 AM

You can't major in "CEO-ing" at university. I think psychopaths get to the top because they have so many tools than others who have a conscience -- lying, cheating, smearing others, threats. That one makes a lot of sense to me - along with influencers (the con artist type) and MLM (well, same thing.)

I was surprised by nurses and especially architects (do they even have them anymore? I thought AI was taking that career over)

by Anonymousreply 28March 18, 2023 3:41 AM

Human resources and realtors. Both are attractive to people with the worst personality traits.

by Anonymousreply 29March 18, 2023 4:03 AM

Most professional photographers seem to be assholes.

by Anonymousreply 30March 18, 2023 4:15 AM

This list is suspect. How can any list of professions that attract the absolute worst people not include lawyers?

by Anonymousreply 31March 18, 2023 5:04 AM

After years of caring for elderly parents who were in and out of hospitals I can tell you there are two kinds of nurses. 1. Love what they do and genuinely care about people. 2. Need a paycheck and don't give a fuck.

by Anonymousreply 32March 18, 2023 8:52 PM

R32 I believe the majority of nurses do care. Those who do not care are usually burnt out over the years of being overworked and often underpaid.

by Anonymousreply 33March 19, 2023 1:34 AM

A lot of nurses I've met (outside of their work albeit) have been awful and they think they're god's gift to humanity. HUman resources are always cunts, real estate agents obviously

by Anonymousreply 34March 19, 2023 1:40 AM

[quote] Architects? Why?

"An architect! I could cry with pride!"

--Bette Davis, NOW, VOYAGER

by Anonymousreply 35March 19, 2023 3:05 AM

Why the FUCK aren't LAWYERS on this list?!? That was the first profession I thought of when I read the title of this thread.

by Anonymousreply 36March 19, 2023 3:10 AM

r36 OP is probably a lawyer.

by Anonymousreply 37March 19, 2023 3:17 AM

Why aren't cops on the list?

What's up with architects?

This list is a joke.

by Anonymousreply 38March 19, 2023 3:57 AM

Glad someone else hates tow truck drivers. I've called a tow truck and had it show up 3 hours later with no explanation or apology. I've had tow truck drivers plain old not show at all. One tow truck took my car to the wrong body shop and when they wouldn't accept the car at the shop, he took it back to the tow yard. I received a letter saying my car was on their lot and I had to pay hundreds of dollars to get it back or they'd auction it off. They truly are stupid, incompetent and sleazy pieces of shit. I have a theory that most of them are criminals.

by Anonymousreply 39March 19, 2023 4:03 AM

Princes of Wales

by Anonymousreply 40March 19, 2023 4:05 AM

R15, yep. Was not surprised to see them on the list that R7 shared. If not psychopaths, definitely narcissists. Not all. Just too many.

by Anonymousreply 41March 19, 2023 4:49 AM

Every real estate agent I met has been mentally unstable and an alcoholic

by Anonymousreply 42March 19, 2023 5:32 AM

Advertising belongs on that list. An entire Dunning Kruger effect industry. Most people in it are C students or worse failed at what they wanted to be: investment banker or corporate executive on the account side, entertainment on the creative side. Then there’s the oily, amoral, exploitative side of it, culminating in the worst sexism, racism, homophobia, and ageism in business, all done in the name of keeping clients happy.

by Anonymousreply 43March 19, 2023 6:05 AM

Sales. They're all sociopaths.

by Anonymousreply 44March 19, 2023 6:25 AM

[quote]Glad someone else hates tow truck drivers. I've called a tow truck and had it show up 3 hours later with no explanation or apology.

I think part of the problem with tow trucks & minor car repair (like windshields) businesses is that insurance companies negotiate for how much they'll pay & often times, it isn't much. I once a hatchback window break while on a road trip & the guy from the auto shop candidly told me that if I had Geico insurance that he'd tell me to cover the broken window with a clear shower curtain & to get lost. Thankfully I didn't have Geico, but I do think there is a breakdown between what services we're paying for with insurance vs. how much the vendor is actually being paid.

by Anonymousreply 45March 19, 2023 9:25 AM





by Anonymousreply 46March 19, 2023 9:55 AM

Tow Truck Driver. I was 17, he was an older grizzled, smelly creepy fucker. This was 1981, so I had no way to call my dad to come and get me. This weirdo just happened to come down the highway after I had a blow out. I had just bought the car and it had no jack. After he hooked my car and we took off, he made it clear that he didn't necessarily want money, and we could work it out. I made him pull over at the first gas station, and he did because I was almost hysterical. I'm sure they aren't all creepy, but omg he was.

by Anonymousreply 47March 19, 2023 11:26 AM

It is important to note that not all individuals who work in these professions are psychopaths, and not all psychopaths are drawn to these professions. However, there are some professions that may be more attractive to individuals with psychopathic tendencies due to the nature of the job.

CEO or Executive: Psychopaths are often drawn to positions of power and control, making executive positions appealing to them.

Lawyer: The legal profession allows for a certain level of manipulation and persuasive abilities, which may appeal to psychopathic individuals.

Salesperson: The ability to charm and persuade others can be attractive to psychopaths, making sales positions appealing.

Surgeon: The high-stress environment of surgery and the ability to make life-or-death decisions may be attractive to individuals with psychopathic tendencies.

Journalist: The fast-paced and competitive nature of journalism may appeal to individuals with psychopathic traits, who are often drawn to high-risk situations.

Police Officer: Some psychopaths are attracted to law enforcement due to the power and control they can wield over others.

Clergy: While it may seem counterintuitive, some psychopaths may be drawn to religious positions due to the authority and trust that comes with the role.

It's important to note that psychopathy is a complex personality disorder and not all psychopaths are drawn to the same professions. It's also important to remember that many people working in these professions are not psychopaths and that individuals with psychopathic tendencies can be found in many different professions.

by Anonymousreply 48March 19, 2023 11:37 AM

PE teachers and coaches. Doubly worse if the coach is also a high school English teacher.

by Anonymousreply 49March 19, 2023 11:40 AM

First Grade School Teachers who Suck Dick on Sex.com, pornograghic school teachers like BONNIE CHARTIER.

by Anonymousreply 50March 19, 2023 11:41 AM

Any blue collar "man's" job honestly. 90% of them are the most juvenile, cruel, and hateful scum you can imagine.

by Anonymousreply 51March 19, 2023 11:44 AM

Media personalities and Actors, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Sales, Clergy.

by Anonymousreply 52March 19, 2023 11:48 AM

Anyone who has no qualms ripping people off on a daily basis, basically no conscience:

Auto mechanics, plumbers, electricians, HVAC, roofers, home remodelers, etc.

by Anonymousreply 53March 19, 2023 11:53 AM

I've noticed something weird with healthcare; nurses in particular. It's almost the job that changes then versus them going into nursing that way. I don't know if it's the stress, the hours, having to listen to sick people way more than doctors do, or what. I know a lot of nurses that became hypochondriacs and the worst kind, where they had everything wrong with them. I'm guessing it's the environment. Still, if nurses are on the list BEFORE cops, something is way wrong.

by Anonymousreply 54March 19, 2023 12:13 PM

Flight Attendants

by Anonymousreply 55March 19, 2023 12:16 PM

So, basically anyone in any walk of life. I read an article recently that talked about how serial killers and stalkers are using the internet, much more than ever, to find victims. It really scared the hell out of me.

by Anonymousreply 56March 19, 2023 12:18 PM

Interesting that nurses and cops tend to couple up quite a lot.

by Anonymousreply 57March 19, 2023 12:18 PM

Human Resources wins hands down.

Nursing is a bizarre option, most of the nurses I've encountered are lovely and it's a very tough job

by Anonymousreply 58March 19, 2023 12:33 PM

My cousin is a lawyer and she is ill suited to the job. Too nice, too compassionate, too mild mannered, too ethical. Her husband is also a lawyer and very well suited to the job.

by Anonymousreply 59March 19, 2023 12:35 PM


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by Anonymousreply 61March 19, 2023 12:43 PM

recruitment consultants

by Anonymousreply 62March 19, 2023 12:48 PM

Definitely not nurses- OP being a troll. Influencers is bullshit- not a profession. If I had to pick where the most bad apples may reside I would choose law enforcement and probably only some. Cop abuse is pretty well documented in the US. Then again, they are overtaxed with responsibilities- bad laws, social problems that make their jobs particularly hard.

by Anonymousreply 63March 19, 2023 12:59 PM

OP is just citing an article R63

by Anonymousreply 64March 19, 2023 1:39 PM

[quote]I've noticed something weird with healthcare; nurses in particular. It's almost the job that changes then versus them going into nursing that way. I don't know if it's the stress, the hours, having to listen to sick people way more than doctors do, or what. I know a lot of nurses that became hypochondriacs and the worst kind, where they had everything wrong with them. I'm guessing it's the environment.

It’s 100% the job. Don’t kid yourself, nurses are treated like shit. The whole “healthcare heroes” verbiage was just an empty gesture as far as I’m concerned because there is next to zero support to improve working conditions for bedside nurses (and all healthcare workers for that matter). Hospital administrators (99% of whom have backgrounds in business and not healthcare) will gladly paint us as greedy, heartless, and lazy to stymie any legislation for government-mandated nurse-to-patient ratios. Why? Because staffing appropriately for the acuity of today’s patients takes $$$ out of their pockets. So keep in mind that your nurse might have 7 to 8 other patients there doing their best to take care of when you’re upset because it took 20 minutes to get your Graham crackers.

Sadly as a nurse myself I wouldn’t recommend the profession to anyone whose physical, mental, and emotional well-being I cared about.

by Anonymousreply 65March 19, 2023 2:14 PM

[quote]Why aren't cops on the list?


by Anonymousreply 66March 19, 2023 3:56 PM

Professional message board trolls

by Anonymousreply 67March 19, 2023 3:58 PM

Lawyers/politicians are the worst people.

by Anonymousreply 68March 19, 2023 5:32 PM

Nursery school teacher.

by Anonymousreply 69March 19, 2023 9:00 PM

I'm not trolling. Someone mentioned this upthread! I like nurses. I was expressing my shock that nurses attract crazy people.

by Anonymousreply 70March 19, 2023 9:11 PM
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