Little background: I'm currently enrolled in an x-ray tech program, been in it for about a year and a half. The head instructor of my program had given me some feedback towards the beginning of the program that I came off as cocky. I didn't hear anything for a while from him after that, then ... Towards the end of my first year in the program, I started getting the same feedback from people out at my clinical internships. The clinical instructors were pulling me aside and telling me that I was pissing everyone off. The past 3 clinical sites I've been to, the current one included, have all pulled me aside and told me this. The strange thing is that I have no idea that I'm doing it when they tell me. I'm a very verbal person-- definately not a shy person. Right now the only way I feel like I can stop this "arrogant" behavior is to shut my mouth and not talk to anyone while I'm at these places. I've talked to my instructors about it, they've suggested "being more humble"-- which is definately my goal-- but I don't want to kiss these peoples' asses and patronize them. How can I find a happy medium?