Thank you all for the words of wisdom. I just feel that there is not enough constructive criticism from the upper level of management. My preceptor recently told me that I do not have the personality for the ER. In other words, I am far too timid for the ER. He then brought it to my attention that my other preceptors thought the same, and it was "such a problem" that the educators were notified. Now of course, this is the first time that I am getting wind of this....when my orientation is almost ending. I am not disagreeing with this statement, but I also think that my being quiet does not mean that I would not advocate for my patient. I just think at this point, I am better suited for a less, for lack of better words, "in your face" environment and I honestly feel very defeated.