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Are You An Innie or An Outie? Personality Testing And You

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Liddle Noodnik has 30 years experience and specializes in Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep..

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Personality testing provides a lot of information about a person's character. For example, are you an introvert or an extrovert? The writer found this helpful and revealing many years ago, and applied it to her own life, in her career and in her relationships. Nowadays, however, it is common for employers to use these assessments to help screen potential candidates for open positions. This article explains personality testing and its application. You are reading page 3 of Are You An Innie or An Outie? Personality Testing And You. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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I am more on the balancing point between Introvert and Extrovert tendencies, but I am SFJ for sure.

Any others who are balance between both...or am I all alone? :facepalm:

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Liddle Noodnik has 30 years experience and specializes in Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep..

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I am more on the balancing point between Introvert and Extrovert tendencies, but I am SFJ for sure.

Any others who are balance between both...or am I all alone? :facepalm:

I was definitely "I" back in 90 but now I am a lot closer to the "E" than I was!

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INTP all the way... and so far, the only one here... Hmmm...

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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INTP all the way... and so far, the only one here... Hmmm...
Check out post #6. . .I'm an INTP. I was once an INFP, but the 'T' has converted into an 'F' as I have gotten a tad bit older, less idealistic and more realistic.

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Another INTJ, here. Man, we're just racking up our numbers here, aren't we? Way more of us than I expected. Can I ask, what specialty are you other INTJS working?

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lilaclover6984 has 5 years experience.

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I'm also an INFP.

I've sometimes wondered if that makes me unsuitable for nursing, but I no longer think that's the case. I think INFP's can make awesome nurses however I do believe that if takes more out of us than it does others.

Our unit has recently started a new reporting system where the outgoing charge nurse gives report to the entire oncoming shift as a big group. Im a night charge nurse which means I have to give report to the entire day shift including the manager, oncoming charge, nurses and nursing assistants. For an INFP like me this is a nightmare! I have been so stressed about having to do this that I've even been having nightmares! Any suggestions on how an INFP can get through this?

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OB-nurse2013 has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Labor and Delivery.

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Awwww no ENFJ's?????? That's what I am :)

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Another INTJ' date=' here. Man, we're just racking up our numbers here, aren't we? Way more of us than I expected. Can I ask, what specialty are you other INTJS working?[/quote']

INTJ too. I currently float so I won't get involved with all the "politics" and so I don't have to really talk to people. I talk to my patients of course but I rarely chit chat with people. And I do need alone time. It's a requirement and I don't like large social gatherings. Not that I'm afraid of talking but I don't like all that small talk that goes along with it. I'm always straight to the point and a lot of people are uncomfortable with this. But oh well that's me.

I'm going back to school for IT so I can sit behind a desk all day by myself and work.

It's funny to see so many INTJ nurses. So let me ask because I know what I would say. Do you all like nursing? And what made you become a nurse?

Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com

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Intentional specializes in ICU, Med-Surg.

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INTJ

1) Where do I work?

Just transferred to the ICU

2) What made you become a nurse?

I applied to 4 different schools with 4 different majors. nursing school had the best financial package, so here I am!

3) Do you like it?

Yes. No regrets, here!

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AMAZING number of INTJs! I am one as well, and, while I think it's predictable to find so many of us in a virtual milieu, I am surprised to see so many nurses. Well, sort of. I know I can certainly see the potential for systematic thinking in nursing/healthcare, not to mention the need for competence, efficiency, and problem solving. I don't think a preference for introversion is really that much of a hindrance in nursing - it probably keeps us somewhat out of hot water as far as office politics goes!

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I'm starting nursing school in the fall and am glad to see so many introverts. I'm an INFP. I very rarely meet people in person that have my type, unless I go by a counseling center, but there are plenty of us online, it seems.

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icuRNmia has 6 years experience and specializes in Pediatric CICU.

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I took the Myers-Briggs test at least 10 years before I ever considered being a RN and I was an INFJ. I recently took it again a year ago after being an RN for a few years and scored again as an INFJ!

) Where do I work?

CICU & PACU

2) What made you become a nurse?

Needed a career change, liked the rewarding experience of nursing, the knowledge required, the schedule, the flexibility, the opportunities for advancement.

3) Do you like it?

Yes, and I am ready to advance my career after 6 years, I am currently seeking a MSN degree.

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forgot to answer Qs

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