The Ten Enviable Engineer Traits

The Ten Enviable Engineer Traits

There are certain traits of engineers that the internet has taken by storm and acclaimed these traits as reasons why an engineer is a person everyone should know. So, on a positive stance it appears it is not solely the work engineers do that influence our world for the better, it is also the traits they bring to others that lead them to be sought after friends and companions. Lifehack explored the idea by speaking to partners of engineers and the list devised based on the results is as follows:

Engineers absorb information quickly: Due to the profession requiring acute attention to detail, specific day to day decisions can be made quickly. This leads engineers to be quite thoughtful on the whole, they are willing to take on new challenges and experiences and committing to a decision does not scare them.

Engineers are committed: Because of the amount of effort and research an engineer has to undergo to enter the field and remain there successfully they take pride in their dedication to things. Their demanding careers require long term planning which can translate into relationships.

Engineers are organized: Many engineers are particular about where specific things must be, they are well time kept and like to ensure they know what will happen at certain points in their life. They like to have, and often it is essential, that they have access to upcoming information of technology and solutions. If you live with an engineer expect a clean, organised home (with the exception of perhaps the garage or workshop).

Engineers are go-getters: Engineers can be labelled and called many things, but lazy certainly isn’t one of them. The desire to do something useful and make a difference means their brains are constantly busy devising plans and ideas. There is nothing more demanding and frustrating than being defeated by a problem which leads them to attack issues from various angles, which is a great trait to have in both relationships and friendships.

Engineers make great teachers: Having an innate ability to learn and digest information means engineers have a lot of knowledge they can pass on to others in a few simple words. They categorize efficiently what is vital to know and what is more trivial and because of this conversational flow is often quick and interesting. 

Engineers plan ahead: Whether it is for the day, the weekend, the next meal or the next holiday, engineers like to have a plan. They tend to know their finances and their career being so precise in terms of planning and deadlines transcends into relationships, this can often be irritating for partners and friends who have a more lapse and care free view on life. But rest assured, the future is always in safe hands with an engineer’s mind.

Engineers tend to be honest and humble: The working environment for an engineer requires above all a lot of trial and error, so they are constantly in a battle to rethink and reapply themselves to new strategies. This trait works well as it provides people with the apparatus to examine and understand behaviour that can prove to be damaging or detrimental and provide cures for a happier and calmer life style.

Engineers take initiative: Rather than hire a professional, most engineers choose to tackle a task head on. The point being that once an engineer has resolved something you will be left having to thank them, as you’ll end up better off than you were before they came into the problem.

Engineers are stress resistant: This might be a little bit of an over statement, but on the whole engineers deal with stress very well. Having such a demanding career means they learn to accept stress and overcome it efficiently. They are often a calming influence on situations once they have got their head around the situation.

Engineers are creative: Ultimately the bread and butter of engineering is coming up with creative solutions to difficult problems. A lot of brain power is required to be creative and this isn’t just left at the office with engineers, they carry this trait with them wherever they go. Their hobbies are often creative as well and they try to ensure their home life is as exciting as possible to keep their creative flow active.

To sum it, it appears Engineers are the type of people everyone should know. They may be busy with their work life but all those traits they learn on the job are aiding them to become better people both inside and outside of the workplace. So it appears it isn’t only the work they are doing to better our world we need to thank them for, but it’s the ways in which they help us in our everyday life.

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