• Many people in IT spend most of their time in front of a computer.

    -- <b>Most social interaction one experiences through a computer is more indirect, and less likely to include body language </b> (which studies show constitutes the majority of how we communicate with others when conversing). This means IT people are likely to have less practical experience with "good" social interactions.

    -- <b>In IT, the majority of communications are someone with less knowledge asking the IT person (who has more knowledge) to resolve an issue or design something that addresses a need. This fosters an attitude of condescension in many IT people</b>. When someone is frequently being treated as the one with the "power" in an exchange, one has a greater tendency to look down on those around them and to have lower respect for them. This, in turn, creates an atmosphere where a conversations are often not on even playing field, which can cause more conflict between the people involved.

    -- <b>Many IT people have strict guidelines to what they can and cannot do. They enter many exchanges expecting and prepared to say they cannot do anything</b>. This creates a blame game, where responsibility for the issue shifts around and anyone who has to work on it feels bitter and unwilling to help. This type of situation encourages many IT people to foster a long-term pattern towards stubbornness and unhelpfulness, even if they may not evidence to support it.

    -- <b>Most IT people spend lots of time studying very complex material, which is written in a more involved and convoluted way than most people speak.</b> If one often spends time exposed to material written a certain way, with certain types of words and logic used, they are more likely to incorporate it into their own behavior. This means IT people can be more formal and drawn out when they speak compared to someone who has not spend so much time studying this kind of material.

    -- <b>Many IT people are detail oriented based on the nature of their work</b>. IT work tends to be very detailed oriented, with the tiniest thing potentially throwing off an entire network or program. As a result, it encourages IT people to focus more on details than the bigger picture, which can be detrimental in conversations, where focusing in on one or two specific words can make you lose sight of the sentence or conversation as a whole.

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