Lots of legal professionals are super Type A-style competitive, and the adversarial attitudes they develop in their working lives can bleed over to their personal lives. It's neither uncommon nor predominant, but it comes up more often than might be hoped for.There are plenty of other attorneys with demure, quiet, submissive personalities.
It's the litigators who are stereotypically brash; a family-law attorney who deals with divorces and custody issues may be nurturing, socially intelligent, and as far from the scary domineering self-parodies that lawyers can sometimes seem to be.
Still, based on my own experience dating lawyers, I may be able to infer some loose generalities.
If someone wants to "set me up" with a woman, I ask them about the potential date's relationship history, career, family, interests and why they believe we would hit As I listen to the answers (probably inadmissible hearsay in a court of law), the attorney in me begins to filter these answers through the "would any of this affect us as a couple in a future divorce".
If I hear or project there to be any "issues", I reject the "set up" before it is even made.
Yeah, it's time consuming, but you'll thank us when the landlord can't screw us over at the end of the tenancy over the broken wardrobe that wasn't our fault.9.