Confessions of a Pro-Social Psychopath: Physicians, Your Quirks Are Key to Greater Professional Fulfillment

We all have quirks–a tendency to dominate, criticize, become inpatient, act as if our judgment is the best, or overlook the needs of others. Some of these helped us survive training and early professional life. But later on they may interfere with the team play and communication necessary for professional fulfillment. These behaviors endure because our training doesn’t emphasize effective communication and how to get along with others. It encourages us to think independently, master facts, and become technically competent –...

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