I have been wondering the mindscape of an usability person. Does usability point of view on everyday issues turn us cranky, demanding and short tempered or was it already there before we started to form theories about that to justify our own anxiety and to make a living out of that.
Another great generalization could be that people with usability expertese have all experienced something which has formed them to be more emphatic than the average Joe.
A usability oriented person senses the problems more easier, but like the rest of us, cannot escape those. This is a reason why usability persons themselves are an interesting group to monitor and see what kind of protective tactics they use against the stress the world has to offer.