Over the past decade, I have spent many hours with engineers, specifically with mechanical engineers who deal with HVAC systems. From meetings with consulting firms to ASHRAE and ASHE conferences, I have noticed certain personality traits that seem to be more common in this group of my colleagues, as compared to other physicians or clinicians. I write about my hypotheses with some trepidation because you readers are the subject and the experts! Nevertheless, I will forge ahead, keeping in mind that all generalizations have exceptions.
The characteristics I have noticed, and admired, in HVAC engineers are the following. They (you) like practical jokes, seem unconstrained by self-consciousness (geeky is good), and have great manners. You are: very smart — yet humble, lots of fun to spend time with, somewhat shy, thoughtful, hard-working and extremely dedicated to your profession.