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What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?

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INTJ

ICU nurse, now an educator

Everything I have read about the personality type is that it is very rare for females and not all that compatible with nursing. Most people would see me as an extrovert, but as others have pointed out, being extroverted drains me. I feel like it is a show, but it is one that I am very good at.

Honestly, nursing is not the best fit for me. But it is all I know and I am heavily invested as far as experience and money is concerned. I know I could never truly be happy as a bedside nurse.

I can relate to it feeling like "a show". It's not that I don't enjoy talking to or being around others, it's just that it goes against my built-in preference and I absolutely have to also have my alone/quiet time.

I actually went into nursing well aware that it would be a challenge for me, dealing with all types of people and notoriously difficult personalities. It would have been easier to choose a career where I worked mostly independently and in a calm, quiet environment, but I try to expose myself to new experiences. It helps me to be more well-rounded. The only way to challenge myself is to put myself into uncomfortable situations that are out of my comfort zone. Then I am forced to learn new ways of handling things and I grow as a person.

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ESTJ - I am a new nursing student (changing careers) with a background in science and math who is not sure which area of nursing I want to go into yet. I guess I should get through school first. :)

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angikat has 20+ years experience and specializes in geriatrics, psych.

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Border E/I-NFJ but INFJ fits better for me.

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I did the same. I went into nursing to challenge myself and to grow. I've also tried many different types of nursing. I find that once the challenge is gone, I get bored and question nursing completely.

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ENTJ- Student nurse interest in NICU

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hiphopRN has 3+ years experience and specializes in Psychiatric Nursing.

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Back in the day I was always an INFP, now I have slowly changed over to an ISFJ.

ISFJ - psych

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sistrmoon specializes in Oncology.

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INFP-- Oncology

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pmabraham has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care.

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Good day:

If knowing your Myers Briggs type matters, do not use a web site to self test, find a professional counselor (at least master's level) to give you the test.

Thank you.

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Skips specializes in School Nursing, L&D.

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ISFJ, critical care

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dream'n has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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ENFP/INFP; started out more extroverted but as I get older, I'm growing more interverted.

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SeattleJess specializes in None yet..

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Why are so many of us nurses here self-reporting as "Introverts?"It makes me wonder if we are not responding based upon how we feel at the end of a workday or week of clinicals and lecture. Anyone who has taken a basic statistics course surely realizes the limitations of a "test" such as this.

As has been said before, the test of introversion is not the time you spend with people or the enjoyment you get from being with them but how you recharge when your energy is low. Going out dancing with friends or curling up with a book? Does being with people drain your batteries or recharge them? I know that for me, a long day of taking care of others doesn't drive me to groups.

Here's a useful little blurb about interpreting the test. Remember, the characteristics are not always black-and-white but usually shades of (statistical average) gray. For example, I'm a "moderate" on every characteristic and it's possible to be "slight."

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