We did meet up in person and he is actually quite handsome. He sounds like someone I could be in a serious relationship with, however the fact that he is a psychiatrist makes me hesitate. I have never dated a doctor before, this is kind of an ego boost for me. Lord only knows what kinds of things he has heard and what kinds of people he has dealt with. He has hair that is messy in a cute, dorky way and he wears these glasses that make him look sharp. His attitude was very friendly and he was polite and seemed like he genuinely wanted to get to know me. He seems to have good insight into his life situation, and good judgment.I also have this preconceived notion that most psychiatrists are Lazy.Either lazy to begin with, which is what brought them to their specialty as opposed to surgery or something complex like nephrology, or the nature of their work is what drove them to become lazy. I am now dating a psychologist who I really hit it off with. He hasn’t shared as much about his family with me except to say that his mother left him when he was very young and his father disregarded every accomplishment he made. I adore him and our relationship is terrific but I fear I am not asking him enough questions. They are human beings who experience and suffer from all of the human foibles and life problems that afflict us all. Well, for one, I want to remind you that his "knowledge base" is intellectual in nature and does not have much to do with him as a human being.
Your problem isn't that he's a psychiatrist, your problem is that you have a problem. I don't consider anyone with a doctor's degree, especially someone going for their MD in psychiatry, lazy. I'd imagine they probably wouldn't want to since it'd remind them of work and that is the last thing most people want to think after working a 10 hour day.
(i should note that i am married, and not to a mental health professional, but to a mathematician.
Hard to explain but a case of putting their foot down on what they would just tolerate while working.
Your guy has just finished his first year of residency, which is often about 80 hours of work per week.
The second year tends to be a bit more relaxed, as he is no longer the lowest man on the totem pole.