Originally Posted by Pollyanna
It's hard enough for a couple to stay on the same page, let alone four of five people.
You need empathy, tact, patience, humour and the ability to compromise with good grace ... and so does the rest of the band to deal with you :)
As I used to say, being in a band is like being married to 3 (or4) other people, but you don't have sex with any of them.
I found smaller bands (i.e. less number of members) greatly reduces drama and discontent. However, when something does go wrong, then you're out of a major chunk of your band.