So very true! Even though I think I am VERY far from being a super nurse, I got told all the time that I was a great nurse for being so new. I am also known as the one that is always upbeat, making others smile, telling jokes, etc. However, at the height of my "popularity" at my job, I was miserable inside. I was working through probably the most stressful time of my personal life, husband was out of a job, and work was my outlet and the only place I was getting positive reinforcement. When I resolved many of the issues at home, I began to sort of chill out at work and was often asked if something was wrong .
Those are great points, you never know what is going on with a person. I try to remind myself that when I do not agree with what a coworker is doing.