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  1. MatrixGravity

    MatrixGravity Senior Member

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    Adjectives/Words to describe this person?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by MatrixGravity, Jun 27, 2012.

    I have been working at my current job for about two weeks. There are many things I have still not fully grasped but I try and work hard without making mistakes, but I still do mess up on occasion. Whenever I do make a mistake, I have a co-worker who picks on me and tells me that "I should have known better", and that I "shouldn't be so ignorant." From what you can gather, how would you describe this person at best? What adjectives/words would be most suitable his attitude or personality? Thanks.
     
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    killbill Contributing Member

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    finicky, condescending, patronizing, sexually-frustrated :)
     
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Pedantic
     
  4. mammamaia

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    snarky?

    cog beat me to it with my first suggestion, 'pedantic'...
     
  5. Darkkin

    Darkkin Reflection of a nobody Contributor

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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Persnickety. Effete.
     
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    Demanding, supercilious, unhelpful.
     
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    neurotic?
     
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    Darkkin Reflection of a nobody Contributor

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  10. Luna13

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    Obnoxious. :)
     
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    I would actually say that telling us the co-worker made those particular comments gives us a better understanding of him than any adjective would do.
     
  12. MatrixGravity

    MatrixGravity Senior Member

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    So condescending would be the most suitable? Or pretentious perhaps?
     
  13. marktx

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    Or give the coworker a descriptive nick-name and pin it to them. "Her name was Gloria, but I came to think of her as Mother-Bully. No matter what I did, it was never good enough. Mother-Bully always had a better way it should have been done."
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Alive in the Superunknown

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    I might say "demanding", myself.
     
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    Critical, cavilling, fault-finding, unforgiving, carping, nitpicking, tiresome, damning, irritating, censorious, needling, a pain in the backside.
     
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    Narcissistic, vitriolic, intolerant, know-it-all, jackass, prick?

    To get a better descriptor it would be helpful to know whether s/he is a loser trying to boost their self-esteem at the expense of others or is s/he really hot stuff with standards beyond the hopes of mere mortals? Makes a difference.
     
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    I don't feel comfortable describing someone
    I've never met and who's not here to defend themselves.

    For I all I know, you could be a nurse and your mistakes could
    lead to serious clinical negligence. If that was the case, your co-worker would
    be justified. Or you could work on a building site and your mistakes could
    lead to injury, or even death.

    So, in order for me to offer an adjective I have to make
    several unexamined and implicit assumptions.

    I don't say this to be pedantic. Just being honest.
     

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