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Based on Meyers-Brigg personality typing, explain how a specific personality type characteristic of introversion, sensing, feeli
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Effect of Personality on Effectiveness of Leadership in Nursing Introverted nurses do not act before reflecting. People who are introverted prefer to reflect before taking actions. They also reflect after they take an action. Introverted nurses are able to apply the theoretical knowledge they have gained to practical situations, and enhance their quality of service as they reflect upon their day to day experiences and learn more lessons.
However, the factor related to introversion that can hinder effective leadership in nursing is the frequent episodes of quiet time alone that such nurses need away from activity in order to display optimal performance. Nursing is a very demanding profession and introverted nurses might not find enough time for themselves which would have a negative effect on their leadership. Another drawback of being an introvert is that such nurses are overlooked when there is a competition between them and the extraverts for opportunities. “There is a big push toward customer service in the healthcare industry, but people presume you're not customer-friendly if you're not outgoing” (Taylor cited in Grensing-Pophal, 2011). People who prefer sensing over intuition tend to place confidence only in the information that is right in front of them, and is concrete and tangible. They use their five senses to gather information and tend to ignore their intuition. These people search for facts and details in things and place high value on data. Such a nurse’s effectiveness in leadership may be hindered by their ignorance of the sixth sense, that is just as important, if not more, as the rest of the five senses. ...
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