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What would you say are typical quirks of management consultants?

Anonymous A

The species "management consultant" ;)

Out of curiosity: What is the stereotypical management consultant like? How do they behave, what are their quirks and personalities like?

Excited to hear some ideas, stories etc. :)

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Guennael replied on 06/09/2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; Case prep seminar leader; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

1. "My hypothesis is" that

2. we love to count to 3

3. and use bullet points

Andrea
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replied on 06/09/2018
Former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews in 8 years

While I feel that most of the quirks/traits are present in the consultants regardless of their profession (and they all happen to work together so these quirks/traits stick out), the one big change I keep seeing in people after joining consulting that outsiders find quite amusing is that they start speaking in bullet points (and usually prefer if others speak in bullet points too).