I am an engineer and I relaized that we are really asocial. why? must the engineers to be asocial?
Beacuse, today world is not so much interested how things work. Everybody thinks that know all but try someone to ask how car worked, hmm it's a big philosophy beacuse modern technology become too speciality and invicible to ordinary customers that they give up to talking how it works - it's better to wach sport chanel or soap-operas and leave braincels to green field.
I agree, but would also add that many engineers I know, know nothing about being relaxed and not being occupied with thinking about their work. I'm glad that besides work I enjoy other things as well and enjoy spending my free time with people who are not always thinking and living their work. :)
Same thing with programmers. I worked with hundreds of programmers in aerospace. Some very strange characters in the group myself included. What really bothered me was that if you picked out the top 10 programmers they were also the top 10 with the most "social issues". Several should have been fired for their behaviors but management turned the eye because they couldn't afford to lose them.