Maybe this is all in my head, but I am a young physician. I feel like since being christened with that title, that my every day interactions with people have changed for the worse.
It’s usually from people that are slightly younger than me and I imagine that they feel like they have to prove themselves. I feel like people are constantly trying to test my “value” either cognitively or in other aspects of my life. Then, when someone finally finds a chink in that chain they are elated and they relish those moments. I know that there is a certain level of this with any interaction with people, but since becoming a physician it has become quite explicit and damn near constant with certain types of people especially.
It’s become rather exhausting. So much so that I avoid interactions with certain people. I believe I’m usually pleasant and amiable in talking to people but there are times when I’ve consciously changed my personality to be more stern, demanding and short with people so as to avoid any of the above interactions (and it’s worked).
Anyone experienced similar issues?
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