A Piece on Academic A**holes…

Here. One study suggests they are viewed as “more intelligent.” My view is always the opposite: when I see the AA at work, I think, well, that’s obviously a cover for not knowing what he or she is talking about. Classic bully syndrome. I know one person in particular who loves just to piss all over graduate students and colleagues, and I’m always thankful when it’s in an area I know well, since then I can walk away knowing it’s all because s/he is nearly clueless in his/her supposed area of specialty.