waitingtobe Posted November 7, 2011 Share Posted November 7, 2011 I work in a hospital as a nurse, working mainly with females. There are all kinds of personalities on the unit, from loud/obnoxious to more quiet/sweet. I am quiet, keep to myself, spoke when spoken too, and smile. When I'm not as busy, I joke around, and even make small talk (which I hate anyways). I just don't keep the conversation going for 12 hours straight. Being an introvert, I get drained after a little while, and then retreat into my work to recover for a bit. But I'm always cordial (I think). The thing is, as would be expected, there are more extroverts on the floor, who stand out. When they're all together, I have a rough shift because it's too much for me, and then I feel like I'm being rude for not socializing with them the whole time. I have a good work ethic and am professional. I just feel out-numbered sometimes, and don't know if I'm working in the right environment for my personality. Someone said to me, "the good thing about you is that you don't say much." They didn't sound mean about it, just neutral. I wasn't sure how to take it though. I don't think the majority of people like or understand quiet people. I guess I'm a little insecure about this. Not sure what to do. Any thoughts? Link to comment
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