What is your MYERS BRIGGS personality, and what area of nursing are you going into?

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    just curious to see the personality types alongside the specialty or type of nursing everyone is persuing, or is already doing..

    istj, isfj, infj, intj, istp, isfp, infp, intp, estp, esfp, enfp, entp, estj, esfj, enfj, entj


    who's taken the myers briggs test? which one are you? what nursing degree do you have or are you going for?
    Last edit by cdrcan on Feb 3, '11 : Reason: all screwed up
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    I'm INFJ.... I like ICU, ED, and Trauma.... oh and oncology =)

    EDIT

    I would like to add this thing is freakishly accurate! My other career interests were forensics and politics?int. relations lol woooo Here is what it says about INFJs

    Beneath the quiet exterior, INFJs hold deep convictions about the weightier matters of life. Those who are activists -- INFJs gravitate toward such a role -- are there for the cause, not for personal glory or political power.

    INFJs are champions of the oppressed and downtrodden. They often are found in the wake of an emergency, rescuing those who are in acute distress. INFJs may fantasize about getting revenge on those who victimize the defenseless. The concept of 'poetic justice' is appealing to the INFJ.

    "There's something rotten in Denmark." Accurately suspicious about others' motives, INFJs are not easily led. These are the people that you can rarely fool any of the time. Though affable and sympathetic to most, INFJs are selective about their friends. Such a friendship is a symbiotic bond that transcends mere words.

    INFJs have a knack for fluency in language and facility in communication. In addition, nonverbal sensitivity enables the INFJ to know and be known by others intimately.

    Writing, counseling, public service and even politics are areas where INFJs frequently find their niche.
    Last edit by on eagles wings on Feb 5, '11
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    I'm INTJ. It's exact for me. I won't work where I have to be in contact with the same patient for long periods of time. I guess I don't care enough, LOL.

    Like the profile will tell you I'm much more of a thinker than a doer. I'd prefer to stand back observe a problem or scenario and arrive at a solution or determine what could be done better rather than actually put my hands out do something. That probably means I'm not of the nursing mentalty...and I'm not, lol.
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    Quote from ImThatGuy
    I'm INTJ. It's exact for me. I won't work where I have to be in contact with the same patient for long periods of time. I guess I don't care enough, LOL.

    Like the profile will tell you I'm much more of a thinker than a doer. I'd prefer to stand back observe a problem or scenario and arrive at a solution or determine what could be done better rather than actually put my hands out do something. That probably means I'm not of the nursing mentalty...and I'm not, lol.

    LOL I read yours! It does seem like you after reading some of your posts! I love this thing. I'm going to send it to everyone I know.
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    My personality type is INTP, but idk what speciality I would like to be in. I figure I will just let that come to me with time. I have an interest in psych, ER/trauma, peds, and maybe OR. lol
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    Im INFJ... my interests are all over the place right now, but a few are psych, anesthesia, ICU, oncology, nutrition, accupuncture... a little interesting that "I's" have responded first (=
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    i think its bc we like computer people more than real people hehehehe (i do anyway)
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    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!
    Every. Day.
    Most people talk entirely too much. About nothing, usually.

    ANYWAY --
    I'm an INTJ.
    ...and since the INFJ's are repping their personality type?
    *ahem*.


    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.
    *laugh*
    ALSO? I don't like 'routine'. I like 'putting out fires'. I like doing important and fulfilling things.
    I like...fluffy and pretentious titles.

    SO --
    Pending research and future options/feasibility, I am looking at:

    1. CRNA
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Case Management
    5. NP (my friend talked me into this one - but I'm still iffy)
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    I'm INFP... "Qualitative analysis of your type formula
    You are:
    • very expressed introvert
    • slightly expressed intuitive personality
    • slightly expressed feeling personality
    • slightly expressed perceiving personality

    I have so many different interests in nursing it's hard to pinpoint one until I'm out there trying them all out. Hospice, school nurse, postpartum, oncology, public health, geriatrics.. the list is endless...
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    " i think its bc we like computer people more than real people hehehehe (i do anyway)"

    This is funny! hehe I agree.. I definitely have a comfort online that I dont always have in person, especially when Im in front of a bunch of people I dont really know!
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