Normally an interview situation should be professional and formal. Yes. There are always exceptions. Perhaps something terrible had happened to one of her patients? Perhaps she was recalling a relationship she had with a patient who didnt make it? Personally I would love to work for someone so in touch with their emotions. Makes them real and approachable. As far as the question have you ever cried during an interview? Well, slightly guilty. After 100's of interviews, even being called back for 2nd and 3rd interviews and still job searching, I guess I was becoming unglued. A lovely HR lady was interviewing me. She asked me the Golden "Tell me about yourself " question. I did. "Im a mom, a nurse, an excellent nurse. Ive been a nurse for 25 years. I became a nurse because Im a natural caretaker. If you ask anyone who ever hired me they would hire me again in a second. Im most importantly a mother to 2 boys. I need a job. I want to work. I dont know what else to say any more, what hoops I need to jump thru." At this point I had tears in my eyes. Yes, I did. I instantly regretted what had happened. Well, she said I had a very impressive Resume, (they all say that), she was very impressed with me, and would help me! Well, to make a long story short, 3 interviews followed this (3 different jobs) at this organization. I was hired for a position that is perfect for me! I will start in January.