Strong personality not good for Nursing? - page 2

I am currently getting ready to start my first semester of Nursing school in January to be an RN. I currently work in a health care setting as a secretary. It's pretty stressful at times and I don't... Read More

  1. Visit  tfleuter profile page
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    I don't like the term "strong personality." I've seen too many obnoxious, brain-to-mouth filter-lacking people use it as a way to excuse their behavior rather than own up to the fact that their way of speaking to people is abrasive and not always helpful or productive.

    OP: I don't think any of us here can tell you whether or not you will be a good nurse based on the info you have provided so far. If more than one person has suggested that the way you handle situations is inappropriate, then you might want to consider why that may be. On the other hand, some people just don't want anyone to speak up for themselves and think you need to go with the flow all the time. Don't act up, don't cause trouble, don't go trying to make a difference cause this is the way things have been for a long time and they're not changing anytime soon! This attitude is wrong and not helpful to any profession.

    Speak up for your patients. Speak up for yourself. Just make sure you are doing it in an appropriate, professional manner.
    Last edit by tfleuter on Dec 20, '09 : Reason: Computer issues
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  2. Visit  llg profile page
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    Quote from tfleuter
    I don't like the term "strong personality." I've seen too many obnoxious, brain-to-mouth filter-lacking people use it as a way to excuse their behavior rather than own up to the fact that their way of speaking to people is abrasive and not always helpful or productive.

    OP: I don't think any of us here can tell you whether or not you will be a good nurse based on the info you have provided so far. If more than one person has suggested that the way you handle situations is inappropriate, then you might want to consider why that may be. On the other hand, some people just don't want anyone to speak up for themselves and think you need to go with the flow all the time. Don't act up, don't cause trouble, don't go trying to make a difference cause this is the way things have been for a long time and they're not changing anytime soon! This attitude is wrong and not helpful to any profession.

    Speak up for your patients. Speak up for yourself. Just make sure you are doing it in an appropriate, professional manner.
    That's kind'a what I was trying to say in my post -- only I was trying to be a little "softer" in my approach.
  3. Visit  Leesha profile page
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    I'm not asking whether or not I will be a good nurse because I know that I will be. I'm simply wanting opinions on this type of personality which I consider to be a "strong personality". I know that I am considered a ***** by some people but I also have a lot of good qualities that will make me a good if not a great nurse. Some people have a really hard time with honesty and don't know how to take someone that is honest. I don't apologize for that. I am not someone that lacks common sense or a "filter" as you put it. But I am also not the type of person to be ''walked on'' either.
    Thanks for your reply...you have helped me put things that much more in perspective.
    Leesha
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Dec 20, '09 : Reason: changed to all **
  4. Visit  NSALVADORE profile page
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    As others have said, a strong personality can be a great ASSET to nursing!! I work as a medical assistant/secretary and YES it's completely different! I get HIGHLY frustrating with the way things are run at times.. I COMPLETELY understand how you feel! Don't feel discouraged! Just keep in mind it's HOW you say things and such thats important!! Be professional and you'll be fine!!


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