Whoa, I see that I'm not the only 'introvert' around here. I assumed that I would be.
Interesting. What does that mean, I wonder?
Well, we are not all typical...though, there are some things that 'we' are privy to.
I tend to masquerade as an 'extrovert', myself.
I've always been in professions where I've had to deal with people all up in my grill 24/7. I just recharge when I go home. I soak up the quiet and stillness.
Most would think me an 'extrovert', but, honey -- if I ruled the world --> Mandatory 1 Hour Quiet-Time!
Most people talk entirely too much. About nothing, usually.
I'm an INTJ.
...and since the INFJ's are repping their personality type?
What I'd like to do? I tend to think 'long-term'. So, an advanced degree is in my sights.
Bedside nursing is fine now but I'm going to get old and tired and crabby. I know that I will not always want to run around the floor arguing with docs and crazed pts.
'A' is for A-U-T-O-N-O-M-Y. <-- My favorite word. It is what I seek. Sure, I don't mind working with people but I do like to be left alone if I can.
I take suggestion, well. I've just never been the type that required constant direction and 'micro-managing'. I'm used to 'sink or swim' type environments so I can hang with it.
Just show me once...I've got it.
I take copious notes.
ALSO? I don't like 'routine'. I like 'putting out fires'. I like doing important and fulfilling things.
I like...fluffy and pretentious titles.
Pending research and future options/feasibility, I am looking at:
- Hospital/Nurse Management -- I'd like to work towards making the hospital/ltc facility a better place for our staff as well as the pts. The one thing that folks in management (the world over, it seems) seldom understand? You have to take care of your people and too many are afraid to get their hands dirty. Too many in management have no earthly business being there. I don't actually desire to 'lead'. I want to improve.
- Critical Care Nurse (If I liked being a regular nurse, I will stick with this. The dept I'd work in? I don't know). I love working with the elderly.
- Case Management
- NP (my friend talked me into this one - but I'm still iffy)