ing a consultant has the benefit of freedom from the demon of consistent work. Boredom, though a bitter side effect, proves to exceed the drag of employment. Skills and ability can often be derived from work, though hard labour tends to scratch the sheen off a skill. Heaven forbid it should ever happen to a mind like mine. Work may be a motivator, but is often a motive to much darker things.
10. Long clean fingernails are a sign that the person does little manual work. Dirty and short fingernails are a sign of manual labour.
11. If someone has well-tended hands with no callouses and healthy long nails, but dirtied and rough skin suggested they have been working in manual labour for a short time.
12. Long or fake nails on both hands can also indicate that the person wearing them is unlikely to currently work in medical field, such as being a veterinarian, doctor or nurse; they are uncomfortable for patients and can be obstructing.
13. Many teachers who work in less technologically advanced school have marks of chalk on their fingernails or clothing.
14. Someone who has worked in theatre tech for a while will often respond “thank you” when given directions or told a “plan of action”, if distracted. (For example, “I’m going out.” “Thank you.”)
15. A singer is more likely to breathe from their diaphragm. You can tell because when they take a deep breath, rather than their chest rising or falling, they seem to suck in their gut.
16. Opera singers tend to have broad shoulders as the muscles around their diaphragm build, leading to the cliché of the “fat lady”.
17. If someone is an opera singer, they tend to talk in a higher register so not to damage their voice.
18. Opera singers tend to have a straight spine as part of their posture and keep their head “loose”.
19. A trained singer’s shoulders will not move up and down when they breathe as it both lets the least amount of air in and looks unprofessional.
20. A trained vocalist will often speak with a more resonant sound, since they are trained to let sound vibrate through the mask of their face.
21. When someone is signing and they don’t open their mouth wide when pronouncing vocals it is possible that they have experience in a chorus.
22. An experienced actor may breathe from their diaphragm to improve their voice projection.
23. Actors/performers may also be inclined to stand at “neutral”: feet shoulder width apart, knees very slightly bent, shoulders back, abdominal muscles relaxed.
24. Actors may get into the habit of speaking in higher volume and level of elocution.
25. Small rectangular patches on the back of the neck are where microphone tape has ripped off the hairs.
26. Someone who worked in military service shows many signs of communal living, as most daily routine is shared, such as meals.
27. Training nurses or medical assistants o