Not all of course, but many physicians, nurses, and other health care workers have mean and arrogant personalities.
Why do you think this is?
Is it that....
1. You have to be very competitive to get into medical or nursing school. Competitive people are often cut-throat.
2. The stress of the job causes workers to be cranky and mean.
3. Unhappy people act arrogant to feel better about their lives.
4. Workers learn to be mean from other coworkers. It's a conformity thing.
5. Most people in the world these days lack manners.
Holy crap, look at all the snippy defensive responses. May I remind you that I mentioned in my original question as a possible explanation......
" 5. Most people in the world these days lack manners." ... (not just healthcare workers)
Furthermore, if you think that all careers have workers as arrogant as physicians, you need to spend a few weeks in an operating room. The verbal abuse that some surgeons hand out is unsurpassed.
Last edit by mikethern on Jan 3, '08
Jan 3, '08
by TheCommuter, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
mikethern = I was one of the members who replied to your OP. If I wrote anything that might have annoyed or offended you, I apologize from the bottom of my heart.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Jan 3, '08