Are a lot of people on this website on the spectrum?
Not a troll or shade post, I am genuinely curious. I lurked WSO a lot in university when I was trying to navigate IB recruiting, and I found a lot of helpful threads on how to prepare, different value props for different shops, and overall just getting a grasp of firms. This site 100% was a major contributing factor to being able to attain my EB FT offer and my UMM/MF Growth PE exit.
But when it came to discussing living life, it seems like things got a little.... awry? There's sooooo many threads that glorify/push anti-social behaviour like never going out or spending money on things and compulsive saving to the point that you might as well not be making $150k+ at the fun ass age of 22. And then I've seen people talking about how you can't even look in the direction of a female colleague "because of that #MeToo stuff." Or freaking out about how people listing their pronouns is ruining the financial industry somehow. I'm definitely far from a lib, so seeing this stuff all over WSO didn't dissuade me at all from the industry, but I did find it strange that our industry that focuses on soft/people skills would have a bunch of lads who hate society. Especially because I went to a target with a ton of representation on the street, and no one in the finance community seemed to act like this.
Then I started working and I realized most people in finance are not like this at all. So is there something different about y'all who use this website? One of my majors was psych/neurosci and it seems consistent with what I've learned about ASD.