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    Default Discrimination Lawsuits and Temperament

    I was pacing furiously in my room just now, and per usual I was scenario imagining.... This time I was explaining to a room full of snarky and ignorant business members why we might not have an ethical basis to hire or discriminate on the basis of temperament, but that got me to thinking if there's been any legal precident for such.

    I mean, they've established certain temperament traits in animals with a good deal of success (introversion and extraversion related to task performance has been proven, for example). Has there been any cases about this? If not, I could see this going all the way to the S.C. someday, it's that touchy.....



    Maybe us NTPs can even claim some sort of reparations for past transgressions!!! ........

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    Heh. In the US, it's not easy to get legal protection from discrimination. Even poor people don't have that kind of protection. You can legally tell someone you don't want to hire them because they don't have enough money.

    Decisions about protection require long histories of abuse and some quality you can't really change. Temperament arguably fails in both categories. Arguably.

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    You'd have a hard time proving that these types even exist or apply to anything in reality. The judicial system wouldn't take it too seriously.
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    ^ IT DOES pertain to reality - task performance. try reading my post plz!

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    ^ Better idea, how about you try reading mine? I never actually claimed that it doesn't pertain to reality, just that you'd have a hard time convincing the judicial system of it.
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Actually I suspect this has happened to me....a few years ago, I went for a job, which I forfiled perfectly every citeria. As part of the interveiw process, they did personality testing. I know how to answer the questions so I come out the desirable type, the one thing I didn't adjust for is my introversion (as I deemed it would be advantagtous). I got through four of the four interviews....it's the only thing I can think of, why I didn't get the job.
    I'm glad I didn't get it though, morally I was struggling with the idea of working for a pharmaceutical company. Still my bank balance wouldn't have complained.
    Currently submerged under an avalanche of books and paper work. I may come back up for air from time to time.
    Real life awaits and she is a demanding mistress.

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