When I first told friends and family that I was considering pursuing a nursing career, every one of them said "Oh, you'd be GREAT as a nurse." And every one of those twirps followed it up with something to the tune of "You don't mind bossing people around".
Not one person said it was because of my cheery disposition or great bedside manner. Apparently I need better friends!
Not sure what I can do about that family, tho.
I took this personally at first (although in jest) and then realized, they think nurses, as a whole, are bossy!
I'm not shy and I've held many teaching and administrative roles. Giving others direction was a necessary skillset and one I developed rather well, apparently.
What have your friends and family said when you shared your desire to go into Nursing?