That awkward kid in school that tried to be popular but failed; and, in their quest to understand their rejection they picked a profession where they can fret over it - trying desperately to figure out the formula for popularity.
Desperate for the recognition, they intellectualise intangible human qualities into nonsensical pseudo science jargon like – efficient performance indicator and other equally pointless team bonding exercise.
Sadly, just like when they were kids, a little bit of feign interest will get them doing a lot nasty shit. Convinced they have finally made it, they go off like giggling school girls and do shit that no one wants to do or care very much for.
Traits of HR personnel are: laziness, low-confidence, authoritarian, anti-social, and weak-willed.
Many venturing into the profession quickly abandon their career as they have a higher morality than the bottom-feeders who choose to suck their soul away into the dingy abyss known as "Corporate". Look in to their eyes and notice the emptiness and lack of personality.
Official definition: Slag who hates people and him/herself and wants to control others.
Still, no one really knows what else they do in-between interviews and "think-tank" sessions - yeah, okay...you mean coffee(booze)-breaks and surfing Ebay for resued self-help books, craft supplies and spanx.
Bob: "Yeah, yeah! She was totally HRing!
Luci: "Oh, my gawd! Did you just see Jen totally hit on Meg's fiance after she just told Meg she was so happy to be her bridesmaid?! What an HR move!"
Arlene: TOTALLY HR!