To be honest,I think nurses that want to succeed have to be personable.
You could be the smartest,most knowledgeable nurse out there,but if you are not friendly and into gossip,well,you lose.
Also,some might say I am stupid when they see me trying to insert an IV.
I am not stupid,it is just that I have not started an IV ever in my nursing career of over 10 years. But i will always ask first,or refuse to start them.
All nursing skills are not universal.
I would not call the Rn in the ER who pulled out my patient's gtube stupid,because she is not used to them. She was just surprised that Rn's in homecare are allowed to replace them.