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Reader Feedback of the Week: Should Surgeons Be Jerks?

"Personally, I'm not sure we know the difference between confidence and arrogance."
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In a Twitter exchange, Luke Selby, MD (@LVSelbs) links to Wen Shen's article "Bloody Nice: Is the Quest to Build a Kinder, Gentler Surgeon Misguided?" (July/August), and asks: "Have we over-corrected? What do people think?"He adds, "Personally, I'm not sure we know the difference between confidence and arrogance."Andrew Wright, (@andrewswright), responds: "You can be confident and a perfectionist while still communicating and working well with others. I really disliked that article."Selby adds,"I've wondered if that stereotype is a self-fulfilling prophecy that exists so some can yell & scream."Sara Bryczkowski (@SarahB_MD) chimes in: "Little too black and white for me. I don't plan on becoming a jerk as my skills improve."

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