Personality Type and Nursing - page 14

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  1. by   mmt4
    I am an INFJ and I am actually really surprised to see so many INFJs in the thread.

    Obviously the sample size is too small to say there are a lot of INFJ nurses overall, but I always thought the I and the N portions were not that conducive to something like nursing, where you have to interact with so many people and where accumulating and assessing data is so important.

    I guess I was wrong! I am curious how the INFJ nurses feel about how their type influences their practice.
  2. by   salamandaRN
    INFJ here!

    "I am an INFJ and I am actually really surprised to see so many INFJs in the thread.

    Obviously the sample size is too small to say there are a lot of INFJ nurses overall, but I always thought the I and the N portions were not that conducive to something like nursing, where you have to interact with so many people and where accumulating and assessing data is so important.

    I guess I was wrong! I am curious how the INFJ nurses feel about how their type influences their practice."

    I agree. I'm surprised as well. For me I know that I am very good at socializing with my patients but it does tire me out.
  3. by   RPN_2012
    you are:
    • moderately expressed introvert
    • slightly expressed sensing personality
    • distinctively expressed feeling personality
    • distinctively expressed judging personality

    your type is
    [color=#d000a0] isfj
    [color=#d000a0]introverted [color=#d000a0]33%[color=#d000a0]
    sensing 1%[color=#d000a0]
    feeling 62%
    [color=#d000a0]judging [color=#d000a0]6[color=#d000a0]7[color=#d000a0]%

    i did this test in one of my classes in september, and it came isfj as well, but there was 1 question i couldn't decide what to answer for like 5 minutes, and if i would have answered differently it would put me in esfj, which is almost the same but it's extroverted instead of introverted, so i guess i'm a bit of both, but very slightly more introverted. anyway the isfj came with a name "the nurturer" and a 2 page description, and the esfj was called "the caregiver" and a 2 page description, both descriptions were similar, and it basically spelled out nurse (future)
    on this site keirsey calls it "guardian/protector" (isfj) if i was esfj, i would be "guardian/provider", a bit different but very similar so i gess i can be the "guardian - protector (+provider)"
    Last edit by RPN_2012 on Apr 12, '10 : Reason: corrections
  4. by   Junebugfairy
    entj


    me too
  5. by   liebling5
    ENFJ

    Best careers: teaching, counselor. I do both of these daily as a nurse. I took one of these years ago (97) that ultimately led to my switching careers to what I love and was called to do: nursing. Former career: Accounting!
  6. by   metal_m0nk
    I'm an INTJ.
  7. by   ERnewbieRN
    INTJ- ER nurse here
  8. by   fiveofpeep
    INTJ -- ICU nurse
    the profile definitely matches my preferences. how funny.
  9. by   Junebugfairy
    my "personality" profile is a bit off in some areas, but spot on in others.

    they call me the "field marshal" hahahaha

    i love being in charge, and i have a great ability to keep my cool under pressure and delegate duties. those are are a few traits that are spot on.
  10. by   elizabeth321
    ESFP

    though i didn't take the time to really see what it means!
    probably common for my type!

    lol
  11. by   BlackRN
    Quote from Mesomorph
    If you don't want to read it all that's fine. Just take this test and post your four letters (the preference % isn't necessary but you can if you want) or just post your type if you already know it: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

    You can read about your type here afterward. It's actually very fascinating stuff: http://www.typelogic.com/

    I was just thinking about how much I'm struggling with nursing whereas before I've succeeded in every academic endeavor in which I invest my time and efforts. I operate from a very internal locus of control, so I'm not blaming my hardship on my personality type... but Nursing is inherently very structured... systematic... "real-world"...

    So, while I made 99s in highschool, persisitent As and Bs in one of the most academically challenging private schools in this part of the US (with As and Bs often being 95+ and 85+)... I find myself at a loss... Making a D on my first nursing test (I was in the bottom three) and barely making a B on my second (pretty much average).

    Anyway, I don't tell you that just to brag or something but to show the contrast between then and now. While I'm not considering changing my major (far too late for that) I have wondered to myself how much personality plays into it.

    MBTI has two types dealing with how one organizes one's thoughts and approaches the world. The "s-type" or "sensing type." Sensors are very focused on the real world. They are naturally structured. The "n-type" or "intuitive type" are the creative individuals who might have a room that looks like a hurricane hit it, but can paint a mural like you've never seen.

    I'm the creative type... I've done professional graphic design work.. I draw... I write music.. I write poetry... sing... I spend hours on nature photography... But my organizational skills can be crap, my room is notoriously messy, and my ability to memorize these endless assessment procedures is pretty low. I've found that almost all of my peers are s-types through talking with them and just figuring out how they operate.

    It dawned on me that a large part of my particular level of difficulty with nursing is probably the very way my brain is wired!

    So... what are you... S-type or N-type?

    My type is actually very rare. I'm an INTJ.
    You can read about it here: http://www.typelogic.com/intj.html

    I wonder if N-type nurses are as rare as male nurses. I'm a murse by the way :P.
    Hi there...I am INTJ as well. I am you LOL LOL yes we are very very rare. I have been a nurse 4 years though about to change soon. trust me it is not for us but nursing has other opportunities than being a bedside nurse. We make good managers because we have an ability to see things and understand the system thoroughly. Or become professors...
  12. by   canoehead
    ISTJ

    the first one is always I, but the others seem to vary.
  13. by   regularRN
    INFP - oops!

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