These 11 Confessions Prove Being A Scientist Is Different Than You Think

"I always wished I was more artistic."

Thanks to scientists on Twitter, the illusion that the profession is the province of old bearded men with white coats has been shattered, but there are still some misconceptions about what it's like to work in a lab. 

There are a lot of complex conversations to be had about the culture of science, particularly for women, minorities, and LGBT people, but for those on the outside, it's all still pretty much a mystery.

Do all scientists feel like geniuses? 

How realistic is science on TV?

Are they all clean-cut nerds who don't know how to have a good time?

The answers may be surprising.

These 11 scientists have used the Whisper app to confess their secret thoughts about what it's really like to work in a lab:

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