What I am going to write about is the human resources people and that one question that has no application to the job I am trying to get. "Are you a people person?" I hate that question. Inevitably I say yes, but they can see through it. HR people have taken psych classes and such to look out for signs.
The problem is HR people have been trained to look for certain things, what the applicant's experience or education is, if they can offer a lower wage or salary than the average for the area, and if the applicant is a "people person". This question is generally asked to weed out any potential problems that may rise between coworkers.
In the HR person's mind there are only two types of people, the "people persons" and the others who show antisocial behavior who may pose a problem in the future. In the real world (under this type of thinking) there are four; the people person, the personable person, the manipulator, the antisocial.
|Not antisocial, it just seems that way|
|The manipulator's view of HR.|
Myself, I fall somewhere in the antisocial/personable range, I can get along with just about everyone until I realize that someone is a manipulator, then I will do whatever it takes to stay away from them. And, no, I am not going to school as a psych major, I just observe and group (compartmentalize).
Hope this may be of some use to those who follow me. I am going to watch some Tom and Jerry now.