Times when patience probably applies:

Puppies and kittens, chewing and messing up.
Kids, and dealing with the buttons they push.
While you are learning to accept yourself.

Patients suffer and have to apply patience to endure that suffering.

Between adults, there is no need to suffer. There is no need to apply patience.

When I feel the need to start feeling patient towards another, I know I am taking in a better-than stance. Then I apply more patience to me instead.