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18 May 2016 @ 06:09 am
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Thinking about inclusion

Thanx to [personal profile] arlie
eub on May 19th, 2016 08:03 am (UTC)
This bit -- "Promotion was blocked because I gave honest feedback, believing that e.g. the purpose of a code review was to find problems with code, and clearly communicate them." -- is that being identified as core nerdiness?

This shape of story usually signals (and I'll admit I don't know this for sure in a particular case) that the teller made a self-righteous justification to the other party in an interaction, of why his behavior is objectively right and it's irrelevant whether it works for both parties. A direct and literal communication style I do see as part of the geek 'platform', and that is not what I'm talking about. It's the meta point, a justification of one's communication style as objectively correct --

-- Oh, hell, I was writing that this self-justification move isn't a central element of geekiness, but who am I kidding, it is pretty common. Though not essential. And yes, I think it's more frequently found in men because they're likely to get away with it several steps further. Where the man isn't promoted, the woman goes onto a firing plan for being a hostile bitch.

Edited at 2016-05-19 08:08 am (UTC)
Arlie Stephensertla on May 24th, 2016 06:33 pm (UTC)
The key nerdy element is that nerds tend to assume that things they are told are literally true, and non-nerds tend to assume that the communication style, non-verbal indicators, etc. carry the most important message, and frequently totally negate whatever was actually said.