Taking things personally - page 3

Hi all, Does anyone have a problem separting what may be another nurse's plain bad mood to them being mad at you? I know we all have our "off" days, but when other nurses do I always think it's... Read More

  1. by   VICEDRN
    If you find this is a common problem, it might be worth talking over with a professional therapist. Sometimes, we manifest our deepest fears by believing things that aren't true. :-)
  2. by   echoRNC711
    I seen a great article in Oprah Nov. issue on HSP highly sensitive people. What I liked about it is it highlighted where it can be used as a strength like being a great emotional leader who sees injustices and creates a voice for others.It was tempered with how to care for yourself as a sensitive person who may absorb your environment. It may merit a read.

    The only one who can define if this is a problem is you. There is room for everyone in nursing. How quick we are to say change that. Why? because it doesn't fit with the norm. The only normal in life is found on the setting of a washing machine. It's time to make room for all personalities. I bet the pt of a HSP never has to ask for a pain med twice because her nurse already gets it.
  3. by   jadelpn
    I am very hyper-sensitive. I can smell tension from a mile away. From someone having a bad day to hair standing up on the back of my neck tension. As I have matured, I have realized that although I sense it, I can and do have the power to stay out of it. I channel it into my patient care, and find the ER to be right up my alley, and I react methodically under pressure, and critical thinking is a strong point. Remember, sometimes when someone seems angry or upset to you, it could be they are in the zone and are just channeling their own energies elsewhere. Don't sweat it, don't pet it, and carry on.