Most companies have four basic archetypes among their staff: the competent jerk, the lovable fool, the lovable star and the incompetent jerk.
The competent jerk is someone who knows a lot but is very unpleasant to deal with. The lovable fool does not know much but is a delight to have around, the lovable star is both smart and likeable, and the incompetent jerk, well, that is self-explanatory.
So says authors Tiziana Casciaro, an assistang professor of Organisational Behaviours at Havard [sic] Business School, and Miguel Sousa Lobo, an assistant professor of Decision Sciences at Duke University’s Fuqua School of BUsiness in Durham, North Carolina.
Taken from The Star 10 April 2007, Metro Classifieds section
The article goes on to say that most people actually prefer the lovable fool over the competent jerk because “personal feelings played a more important role in forming job-oriented friendships, even more important than evaluations of competence.”
Obviously these archetypes not only applies to the workplace, but also in schools and among classmates. Depending on the subjects, can vary between all four of these archetypes, but am mostly a cross between the competent jerk and the lovable fool.
The Lovable Fool may be a better player than the Competent Jerk, but sooner or late s/he will turn into Unlovable Fool because how much ineptitude can you take from one person, no matter how lovable? So, the Competent Jerk gets a place in self’s team over the Lovable Fool, because if you get the competent one, you can have the luxury of being incompetent. 😛 If s/he’s going to be a jerk about being competent, s/he should also have the privilege of having a good reason to be a jerk (even though s/he doesn’t need one)! Thank goodness the classmates usually choose for group assignments are relatively competent and bearable, if not lovable.
Here’s something for you to chuckle on.
Have no clue what drm is; the word uncivilized just set self off laughing.