Are You In A Click Or A Loner???

  1. I was just wondering how many of you in School has found a click and how many people are loners.. Do you think it is normal and ok to be a loner or do you feel that since you spend most of your time with the students that you have at least one person you can click with...
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  3. by   fnimat1
    For some reason I always end up being in a I think I'm just a people person. What I have noticed is that the people who want to be around me think I know the information that we are learning in class. I remember taking A & P 1 and one woman tried to stick to me like glue. After the first day she insisted that we be study partners....I didn't even know this I later found out that she was the type of student that wanted to copy everyone else's notes.....and not take her own....arrrghhhh.

  4. by   AmyLiz
    Well, I've only been back to school now for 2 quarters, but it seems that each time I end up just hanging around one or two other people at a time. I am not on campus much at all (only taking 1-2 classes on campus at a time, and those are usually back to back) since I work a full-time job during the day.

    Cliques never really appealed to me. Even when I was in school getting my bachelors (around 10 years ago) I ended up just hanging out with one or two people at a time.
  5. by   nurse2be in ny
    I read somewhere that nurses tend to be introverted people-it really surprised me at the time because, although I myself am introverted and tend to just hang around w/one or two others, I always thought that everybody else was a "group" person! I don't know how normal it is to click or not click w/other students, but I know that when I start my nursing program, I hope I find a couple people I really like.
  6. by   bluesky
    I am in a small program that is dominated by some really distasteful cliques. I have strong friendships with various individuals but I definitely don't fit into any cliques. As someone who is really verbal, assertive and political, I find myself not fitting in very well in my nursing program. I have come from another backround in which people are much more tolerant of differences and being opinionated is welcome. I find the conformism that dominates this campus (University of Maryland) very dissapointing. Is it the same everywhere else?

  7. by   kwagner_51
    I am sooooo glad to read this subject!!! I thought I was stand-offish, I have almost NO patience for people who whine, complain, get drunk and then want me to feel sorry for them!!

    Like most of you, I have a family and this is my last chance to do something with my life. I take my studies very seriously. I tend to stay by myself because I don't want to deal with the jerks, whiners etc.

    Sometimes I think it would be nice to have a study partner but I don't want to take a chance and get caught with two girls that drive me up the wall.

    One girl whined all the time that she 'can't do this'.[She is 27] The other one [30 yrs. old. had 3 kids, the youngest was 8 mo. old]. I was trying to study O-Chem w/ another friend and she just kept talking. She followed us EVERYWHERE and even followed a math teacher,. The math teacher called her "VELCRO GIRL" because she wouldn't leave us alone!!

    I seem to attract the 'oh feel sorry for me' types. I guess its b/c I have empathy for other people.

    Sorry this is sooooo long needed to vent and say THANKS!!
  8. by   Born2BAnurse
    well IM the type of student who doesnt say much... But I do ask a lot of questions and for some reason that irritate some of the students... I try to get as much information that I need to get about what Im learning, what Might be on a test, etc, etc. I notice that a lot of students pair off in groups and basically hangout with the other students
  9. by   srose
    I'm nursing school, I'm pretty much a loner. There are four or five people in my class I really like, but we're not exactly a clique and dont't really spend time together outside of school. I've never bene a cliquey person, and am more introverted than anything. Plus, I don't really like most of the people in my nursing class
  10. by   Born2BAnurse
    Ohh My SROSE you sound just like me... If that is not me to the T. I dont like anyone in my Nursing Class.. I thought maybe somthing was wrong with me... Thanks alot..
  11. by   srose
    Born2BAnurse...glad to hear I'm not alone, being a loner!! I have to confess, I'm not even in a study group, it would drive me crazy. I thought something was wrong with me, but this summer I'm working as a nurse tech and I absolutely love all the people I work with there, so I've concluded that it's not ME, it's my CLASS

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  13. by   bluesky
    Born2BAnurse! I have the exact same issue with the questions- I mean I go to class to learn and there's this lame ass group that just hates people who ask questions will be really rude when anyone asks questions. I have actually started skipping classes now that's how much I hate it but then my prof calls me to tell me that she's disapointed in my absence because I was making such good contributions. She even went as far as to say that she didn't bump my 89.55 up to an A because of all the classes I missed. I mean it's like these people are still in high school with their juvenile behavior. I have gotten really discouraged and am considering going back and finishing medical school which was where I started.
  14. by   maire
    Not really either one...I go to class then go home. During class, I sit with a few other people and we get along great, but I don't hang out with them outside of school. I've never been part of a study group; I prefer to study by myself.