At my old job one time, I opened up the email address book, and I read every name. I grouped the names into two categories:
“This one’s cool,” or, “This one’s an asshole.”
I had a spreadsheet open too. I put a one (1) in column A if the person was cool. I put a one (1) in column B if the person was an asshole. When I was done going through the address book, I counted my totals. Apparently, back then, my perception was that 10% of my coworkers were intolerable assholes.
Wow. I really should not go into my next job with this type of…attitude. Nobody’s an asshole 100% of the time. Nobody’s 100% cool. How shitty of me. What column did I fall in on other people’s ‘spreadsheets?’
I’m not going to ask what your observed ratio is…or if you have ever calculated it.