Are all nurses extroverts? - page 2

by Katy642 | 1,760 Views | 14 Comments

I'm a high school student who's thinking of becoming a nurse, but I'm kind of second guessing this because I recently heard that nurses are all extroverts. I'm shy and kind if an introvert. I was wondering if anyone knows if this... Read More


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    Not at all! In one of my nursing classes, we all took personality tests and we were about 50-50 introverts/extroverts. There are all kinds of nursing and all kinds of nurses.
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    Absolutely not! Introverts totally rock!!
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    My clinical group did the Myers Briggs and all came out as introverts. Some of the shyness will be overcome with experience (I remember feeling so awkward about walking into a LTC patient's room because it felt like marching into their home). And I agree 100% with the poster who mentioned that they are more willing to listen to a patient thanks to being an introvert. I'm happy with nursing, but I do not want to go to any kind of social event after a hard shift!
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    Quote from Katy642
    I'm a high school student who's thinking of becoming a nurse, but I'm kind of second guessing this because I recently heard that nurses are all extroverts. I'm shy and kind if an introvert. I was wondering if anyone knows if this would affect my ability to be a good nurse. Do you know any nurses who are introverts?
    Oh heavens, yes. I'm very introverted by nature, and I've known other nurses who were as well.
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    I'm a complete extrovert and it's a bad thing. I talk too much, have to force myself not to share too much, and have a hard time slowing down sometimes to listen before I jump. I think being introverted could be a huge advantage to being a nurse.


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