Or so it would appear, judging from a Ragan.com piece in which a PR pro writes that she loves to work in PR because PR people drink lots of coffee, "love to save the day," "overanalyze everything," obsessively check dozens of social media forums to "pick up opportunities and monitor conversations," and because "there's 24/7 excitement."
And then the commenters got into a debate about Coke versus coffee, as a caffeine-delivery device.
Not to overanalyze, but these are the traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics:
"We became addicted to excitement."
"We confuse love and pity and tend to 'love' people we can 'pity' and 'rescue.'"
"We have an overdeveloped sense of responsibility and it is easier for us to be concerned with others rather than ourselves; this enables us to not look too closely at our own faults, etc."
"We have 'stuffed' our feelings from our tramatic childhoods and have lost the ability to feel or express our feelings because it hurts so much. (Denial.)"
Or, as a commenter said in respone to the Ragan article: "This just makes me enjoy what I do more PR ROCKS."
Does PR really "rock"? Or do some PR jobs "rock"—generally in-house jobs at good organizations, or high up as agency counselors—while much of the field is populated by emotionally desperate people who can't go to sleep at night without the TV on?