Every job has its misconceptions. People think being a lawyer is all about making dramatic, impassioned speeches to juries, when really it’s mostly paperwork. People think being a police officer is chasing bad guys and tracking serial killers, when really it’s mostly paperwork. People think being a comedy writer is wall-to-wall laugher, when really it’s mostly shower sobbing. And paperwork.

Recently, graphic designer Louie Mantia¬†took to Twitter to ask people to share the public’s biggest misconceptions about their jobs. Many, MANY people weighed in, from an archaeologist to a transportation engineer. And it turns out everything we think we know about most professions is totally wrong.

Read on, and the next time you meet a speech pathologist or a local news reporter, you’ll know exactly what not to say.

1. Actor/famous person

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2. High school teacher

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3. Any creative professional

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4. Transportation engineer

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5. French-English translator

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6. Nurse

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7. Speech pathologist

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8. Massage therapist

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9. Archaeologist

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10. Radiographer

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11. Local news reporter

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12. Teacher

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13. Neuroscientist

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14. Marriage, family, and sex therapist

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15. Librarian

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h/t: Buzzfeed