introvert/extrovert - page 2

Please indulge me while I conduct a little experiment. I became a nurse dispite warnings that it was a career better suited to extroverted people. I do sometimes find working with others a strain... Read More

  1. by   Flynurse
    Originally posted by jnette
    Definately extrovert ! I embarrass myself at times ! :imbar

    Funny, tho'... I was PAINFULLY shy and introverted as a child and all through my teens.

    Guess I realized that wasn't getting me anywhere, and I decided I was going to be what I WANTED to be... and made the change.

    Now you can't shut me up !
    That's me in a nut shell....or wait, in an open field!

    Though I was a cheerleader in HS I was still quite shy and introverted. Now, I walk into a patient's room with a huge smile on my face and 9/10 times I make them laugh, in pain or not! If I hadn't realized being introverted wasn't going to get me what I wanted I don't think I would have made it as a nurse. That's not to say I haven't met any nurses who are introverted, in fact some of them make the best nurses. You just have to make your personality work for your career! That's all!

  2. by   glow_worm
    Mother Theresa was an introvert.
  3. by   jemb
    As each day goes by, I become more convinced that I was meant to be a hermit!
  4. by   healingtouchRN
    I am a talkative introvert....whatever that is...I am quoting an old boss.
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by adrienurse
    [B]Please indulge me while I conduct a little experiment.

    Hey, I actually think about this Introvert/extrovert stuff a lot! I understand that an introvert gets her/his energy from alone time while extroverts fill up by being with other people. I have ALWAYS been an introvert, but for some reason in my work I just come out like the little social butterfly! Same with parties, and I go to a support group, stuff like that.

    But let me tell you, if I do not get my quota of alone time I really decompensate! All that time with patients, staff, then my recovering buddies, PHEW! I VANT TO BE ALONE! My son and my boyfriend know this. (When they forget, I remind them ... ) Otherwise, I get depressed, anxious, cranky, and I isolate, which means being alone, but not by choice anymore, and it is not a HEALTHY alone time ...

    I found a personality test here on allnurse, if you do a search on it you can take the test that talks about introvert/extrovert, etc. I was shocked to find that I am now considered an extrovert (altho' I know better); I have changed a lot since I got sober 17 years ago!
  6. by   suehp
    I am an Introvert too - until i get to know you then i come out of my shell then!!!
  7. by   janesny
    I am more of an introverted extrovert. At a place I am comfortable and know people I tend to be an extravert. In new places or situations I tend to stand back and size things up first before I act one way or the other.
  8. by   ERNurse752
    Introvert.

    I'm pretty quiet and a little shy until I'm comfortable in my surrounding...and then, watch out! My crazy, disgusting, black, twisted, perverted sense of humor prevails!
  9. by   passing thru
    EXTROVERT - - From the git-go !

    Thank the Lord for small favors..... Life as an extrovert is fun,

    Fun for me & Fun for those around me !
    And interesting, illuminating, exciting!

    Boring and dull...those words are not in my vocabulary...



    Why hide your light under a basket?
  10. by   Good_Queen_Bess
    Test yourself!
    http://www.emode.com/emode/tests/intro_extro.jsp

    I am about 60/40 extrovert/introvert (slightly more extrovert than introvert). Although the test was more American-slanted, it gives us non-US people an idea.

    Most people are probably a bit of both.
  11. by   enalayou1
    i am an extrovert a trait which i truly hate cause i talk to much and cannot help it. i had been told many times in my life before i became a nurse that i would not make a good nurse from nurses and non nurses. in other words you can not always determine one's ability to nurse based upon external factors. more important factors are intrinsic and combined extrinsic.eek: :chuckle :roll
  12. by   sbic56
    Originally posted by passing thru
    EXTROVERT - - From the git-go !

    Thank the Lord for small favors..... Life as an extrovert is fun,

    Fun for me & Fun for those around me !
    And interesting, illuminating, exciting!

    Boring and dull...those words are not in my vocabulary...



    Why hide your light under a basket?
    Do you see introvert as being devoid of fun, boring or dull? It is no curse to be an introvert, as it is no gift to be an extrovert; their differences are just how their interactions with others differ and don't determine the quality of their life or happiness. I don't see the benefit of being one over the other. I think most people are both, too.
  13. by   maelee
    Im 50% introvert and 50% extrovert. IM DEFINITELY ME!!!

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