1. The Narrator
When it comes to sharing personal experiences, they are the storytellers, who always have something to say and they never hold back. They will share stories about their own lives and that of everyone they have met just to buttress the point they’re making.
2. The Inquisitive one
This is the person who always has a question to ask, and they never stop. We all have one or more of this category of people in our classes and when they signify that they have a question, the rest of the class just knows what’s coming.
Sometimes, you may groan because they ask questions that elongate the lecture time, and no, it does not matter if it is a boring lecture or not.
3. The Worrier
It would be a gross understatement to say there are few things to worry about in Nursing school; there are myriads of things! This category of students would launch into a litany, highlighting all the things they are worried about and why at the slightest opportunity.
It does not matter if they are getting good grades, they will still worry about acing a particular paper. You would expect to hear things like “why did I score 97% in that test? OMG! I’m going to fail”.
4. Perpertual “sleepers”
These ones make you wonder if they ever sleep; they always fall asleep during lectures or they spend most of the time yawning. Some have to resort to caffeine in order to even stay awake for a while.
5. The one who thinks they have symptoms similar to every condition they’re taught
This particular set of students are somehow similar to the worriers. However, their own brand of worrying is restricted to thinking that they have every disease or condition that the professor introduces to the class.
Do not be surprised if you find them making a list of all the symptoms they believe they have and comparing it with what was said in class.