This is an extremely emotional job. I strongly believe in emotionally attaching myself to a project to be able to truly deliver the absolute best of my abilities.
The downside to this strategy is that it really bothers/hurts/affects/moves me whenever the client isn't completely ecstatic about my work. So now I must learn to graciously detach myself (emotionally), but still get the job done and be proud of the result.
How can I not take it personal? That might take a while to learn. Setting up the mics and dialing in the compressor settings is the easy part of the gig. But this… they never mentioned anything about it in school.