I just found a workout-related article from my school's paper. It is sort of interesting hearing from a neutral observer.
One interesting point I found was that serious weight trainers are narcissistic according to the journalist. There also were quite a bit of bad over-training stereotypes in there. However, this one took the cake. This journalist sort of sent a message that it is not good to help someone out with pointers in the weight room.
"Caution: Be careful not to start conversation with these people, however, they may trap you into listening to hours of lifting techniques, proper protein diets and endless accounts of their personal dedication and improvement in the art of weight lifting. Keep your eyes down and walk quickly, if they stop you mutter something about needing a protein shake ó stat."
My thoughts are that anyone who has that attitude better not complain if they ever have trouble with diet, training, etc.
Here is the entire article link: