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.
Oct 3, '06
i get it everytime i test...infj. any infj nurses in the icu? what type and are you enjoying it?
Last edit by BethBSN on Oct 4, '06