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5 Personality Types We Constantly Misjudge

#2. Politically Incorrect Guys Can Be the Least Racist

Starting in the '90s, we began believing that people who used the fewest no-no words were the least racist and most tolerant. But much like snap bracelets and Jesus Jones, that '90s idea was soon revealed to have limited value.

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Unlike "Mass. poles," which support power lines for the good people of Massachusetts and are very useful!

But sometimes it's the truly liberated people who feel comfortable not being politically correct. I've called gay friends of mine "fag," Jewish friends "kike," and some black friends "ni-" well, no, I've never done that. That would be insane. (Even with an "A" on the end.) The point remains that buzzwords are a poor basis for judging the worth of someone's soul.

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So like if you were grading someone's soul based on political correctness, you might incorrectly say "fail, soul" instead of "PASS SOUL."

EDIT: I JUST SAW THE COMMENTS. THEN I DIED. THEN I DID A DOCTOR WHO-ESQUE REGENERATION. I DIDN'T SAY GO OUT AND USE SLURS. I DONT USE SLURS IN MY WRITING OR MY LIFE. THE F BOMB IS OUT OF VOCABULARY BUT I HAVE USED IT ENDEARINGLY TO GAY FRIENDS. NOT ABOUT THEM. TO THEM. I HAVE HAD PEOPLE I LOVE CALL ME A KIKE WHO WEREN'T JEW-HATERS. ALL OF THIS SHOULD BE OBVIOUS. IF NOT, GO HOME.

Ooh, and now personal messages. Don't use slurs. I didn't advise people to use slurs. I said judging whether someone is racists based on a verbal checklist is flawed. If I can refer to a gay friend as a "fag" and a gentile friend of mine can call me a "kike" I don't want the PC police thinking they know who the haters are. They don't. People who really hate and have half a brain simply steer clear of the words. I don't forgive anyone who's making me explain this.

#1. Humorless Folks Can Be Mistaken for Being Professional

Anyone who has ever worked in an office knows there are certain people who believe having absolutely no sense of humor makes them appear smart, more serious, and good at that job. Of course they do. They're not funny. But the upsetting part is how many people seem to also accept that correlation. As if the mere act of being bland and pissy somehow makes you a good employee. Logic like that can really take a toll.

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And if that toll were made of glass, um, I guess it would be a ... "glass toll"?

Anyway, humor, like Nutella, usually makes everything better. People like jokes. This is why reading Brendan McGinley's stuff is so fun and why you consider removing your eyeballs and dipping them in hydrochloric acid after accidentally seeing more than four words of any Adam Tod Brown column. Jokes do not destroy confidence. I don't suddenly think my physician misdiagnosed my VPCS ("Very Pretty Cock Syndrome") just because he cracks jokes sometimes.

Yes, if you own a mortuary and you greet the bereaved with joy buzzers and whoopee cushions, no one will like the job you do, but most workplace activities should not require feigning an anal attack of pincher crabs in order to convince superiors of competence. Odds are someone acting that way is just plain scared because they are not good at their job.




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