Originally posted by ohbet
How important is it for you that the nurses you work with like you?,talk to you? be friendly? And does the need for love and belonging by your fellow nurses take a priority over speaking your mind about any issue at work which would put you at risk for being alienated from others?
Well, in answer to your first query, I have no direct control over whether another co-worker will like me or not. I have found that there are people who don't like me no matter what (perhaps 1.5%), but I can always sense this, and at this point have learned to write it off as collateral damage and feel sorry for them.
It's as basic as cell respiration that people communicate with each other in a positive way. Yule hear some bark out about it not being necessary to talk to anyone, and it's not a requirement, but don't you kid yourself. If you have a propensity to be congenial and emenate positive thoughts and others around you deflect your positive energy, just hold steady. It's always the right thing to do to want to talk with others. Some, however, are mentally unable to carry themselves in a positive manner, again, just pity them and TRY NOT TO let it get you down.
So far, I have not had an opportunity to speak my mind at work because everything is prettty much laid out and I am in agreement with the professionalism needed to heal life. Thereis really not much my single mind speaking can do when it comes to working on the floor in a hospital.
Your all right. Embrace your uneasiness with burned-out people, recognize your goodness in doing no wrong to promote communication, and shine on!