Abstract The present study has been carried out to study the hostility pattern of surgeons and compare it with other specialities. 100 teachers working in different specialities in Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) Rohtak (Surgery and allied specialties 21, Medical and allied specialities 14, Non-clinical specialities 30) were given Hostility and Direction of Hostility Questionnaire (HDHQ) along with questions regarding their choice of career and job satisfaction. Hostility pattern did not differ statistically among these groups. Surgeons showed strong aptitude for the field and were contended with their choice of speciality but their job satisfaction was low. Possible explanations and implications of the study are discussed.