Seven Habits of Highly Engineered People

Scott Manning
July 21, 2005 | Comments (1)

The chapter in a book I'm reading goes in-depth about the difference between programmers and regular human beings. It's a lot of humor mixed with some good insight.

One of the book's anecdotes is a parody of Steven Covey's Seven Habits.

Seven Habits of Highly Engineered People

1. They will be generous in their selfishness
2. Blindness improves their vision
3. They'll not only bite the hand that feeds them, but they'll bite their own hand
4. They will try hard to maintain the image that they care very little about their image
5. They'll keep fixing what's not broken until it's broken
6. "I didn't answer incorrectly, you just asked the wrong question"
7. Consider absence of criticism a compliment

As funny as they are, these habits have a lot of truth to them.

The new seven habits were written by author Po Bronson. He's got an interesting site that covers all his books and latest news.


Comments (1):
1) Posted by: Rox
July 21, 2005 12:48 PM

The most important traits of a programmer - above all else