This Sensing vs. Intuition quiz will help you discover more about your personality type. The world is filled with sensors and intuitive types, and one characteristic is not necessarily better than the other.
Which characteristic you have, however, will reveal a lot of information about how you process information and think with regards to your surroundings.
Will you be a Sensing Nurse, or will you be an Intuitive Nurse? Take the sensing vs intuition test below to find out now!
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What Were Your Results? Are You an Intuitive or a Sensor?
Once you get the results for this quiz, you can then move on to the next quiz: Thinker vs Feeler Nurse Quiz. Remember, you can find all of these quizzes on our nursing personality test page, or on our main nursing quizzes page.
If You’re an Intuitive…
As an intuitive person, your mind tends to think of more abstract “what if” concepts, as opposed to detailed “here and now” concepts. In a moment’s time, your mind can imagine multiple scenarios of what may happen. Without any effort on your part, your mind will naturally create these ideas, concepts, and contingencies. As a result, you tend to be very creative and theoretical. You can often come up with “outside-of-the-box” ideas to help you accomplish what you need to accomplish.
A classic example of intuition is the “detective” that follows his gut to solve a mystery. Somehow your mind takes bits of information and pieces them together to form ideas and webs of possibilities. As another example, assume someone in a hospital placed a large container of fluid on the edge of a counter. Your mind may immediately think thoughts like, “That may fall down. Then it could make a mess. Someone could slip and fall and hurt themselves. We could even be sued.” Yes, your mind fires off ideas and scenarios with ease.
In contrast, people with “sensing” personality traits (the opposite of intuition), will be focused on the immediate details of things. They would look at the same large container of fluid and think, “That’s an interesting color. I wonder what this fluid is?” They notice the immediate details of things. That’s not to say that sensing people can’t have moments of intuition, or that people with intuition won’t see more concrete details. But generally speaking, intuitive types tend to be far more abstract.
If You’re a Sensing Person…
As a sensing person, your mind tends to think of more rigid “here and now” concepts. You generally tend to think about the “what ifs” only rarely. You tend to notice minor details that other people may overlook. You like data and numbers, and you pay attentiont to details like scents, a person’s outfit, and so forth. You also notice details of a product’s packaging, etc.
In fact, some people are quite shocked at the fact that you can sometimes make really keen observations. This can be a big benefit in nursing, as you may notice that a patient suddenly doesn’t look so well. It can also benefit you in management, as you’ll be able to crunch numbers and see what needs to be done.
To illustrate how a sensing person thinks, consider an example of a large container sitting on the edge of a counter. You would probably look at the large container of fluid and think, “That’s an interesting color. I wonder what this fluid is?” You may also examine the lettering used for the logo, and so forth. You’d probably read the details on the packaging and think about those things.
This type of thinking is in direct contrast with people who have the “intuitive” characteristic. Using this same illustration, an intuitive person may look at the same container you looked at and think thoughts like, “That may fall down. Then it could make a mess. Someone could slip and fall and hurt themselves. We could even be sued.”
That’s not to say that sensing people can’t have moments of intuition, or that intuitive people won’t see more concrete details. But generally speaking, sensing people are very in-tune with details and facts, and tend to not think of the possible scenarios that could happen.
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