Changes in personality since you became a nurse? - page 2

I was just curious to find out from those who have received either their RN or LPN, if they've undergone some personality trait changes. Primarily, before going to nursing school you were more on... Read More

  1. by   NurseShell
    Originally posted by RNonsense
    hehehe...good...glad it ain't just me...
    Definitely not just you!!! Some things strike me as hilarious now that weren't even remotely funny a year ago!!

    Some of it is material from pts and some from classmates...after our last clinical day a group of us went out for "happy hour" to celebrate and just 'bout peed outpants with stories from pts, friends who "just don't get nurses" etc.
  2. by   l.rae
    l was very quiet and accomadating, underneath that surface was a direct, matter of fact person. Nursing helped bring this out. as others mention, l have less patience for whining. my sense of humor is totally warped. l also do not tolerate ppl's petty nit picking ways....l will lock eyeballs with anyone and say "Is there a problem?"
  3. by   baseline
    Well believe it or not, I was painflully shy. I am still very introverted, but when it comes to work..........I can level someone with a word and a look. My sense of humor has ALWAYS been warped. No changes there!
  4. by   P_RN
    When I was working, I noticed whenever I had my SUPERMAN SUIT (uniform) on I was invincible. I could DO anything, SAY anything, was POWERFUL and Felt Good.

    Now just he opposite, NO SUPERMAN SUIT.....I am again shy, withdrawn, and powerless.
  5. by   laurako
    The biggest change I went through was thinking the little problems in my life were SO important, now that I deal with others lives everyday, those little things have become little. It is good for me, but sometimes I downplay friends problems also.
  6. by   adrienurse
    Well I've always had a warped sense of humor, but I don't think it was always this dark. My vocabulary has become much more colorful as well. I have no sympathy for friends who tell me they're "sick" but can't expand on that. My work ethic ain't what it used to be.
  7. by   deespoohbear
    My self confidence has improved greatly since I became a nurse. Having to be able to think quick on my feet has really sharpened my skills in all kinds of areas. Plus, like the other posters have mentioned-get to the point. I have no patience with people who think they are sick and really aren't. Aghhhhh!
  8. by   maureeno
    I think we all change over time anyway but certainly through nursing I have become less judgemental and more willing to suspend opinion. I also have a greater appreciation of the connectedness of life.
  9. by   Glad2behere
    I agree with maureeno, stated differently, I delay action or judgement until I am confident all the information is in that is relevant. Then I decide what needs to be adressed and in what priority, and I have absolutely no tolerance for complainers.
  10. by   sjoe
    Believe it or not, I used to feel compassion occasionally, but that was before my nursing career began.
  11. by   angelbear
    I think I am totally different at work than I am at home. More extroverted at work and funnier Work my fingers to the bone and can pretty much be everybodies everything. When I am off I pretty much want to be left alone and just come here. I used to be very social and hospitable at home but not anymore not sure what happened to me. Does worry me a tiny bit.
  12. by   mario_ragucci
    I have started to see who and what we all really are...atoms, electricity, gravity and the speed of light. I'm sorry :-(
  13. by   karenG
    well- I certainly became noisy! more assertive and dont tolerate fools gladly. also developed this really black warped sense of humour. still think it takes a nurse to understand a nurse