I have the INFP prsonality type. With the exception of a PRN job in psych that I worked back in 2006, mostly all of my nursing experience is in LTC, subacute rehab, and acute rehab. Also, since I am an introvert, I perform much better on night shift because day shift exposes me to entirely too many people (families, doctors, management, therapy staff, vendors, dietary, etc.). I dislike being pulled in multiple directions. I do not like to schmooze or engage in lots of small talk. Mindless small talk aggravates me.
Some people are adrenaline junkies who thrive on chaos, a fast pace at work, excitement, and they function well in a high-pressure, life-or-death environment. On the other hand, I prefer a slow pace, stable routine, low stress, low pressure, and peace and quiet. In other words, I function best when I do not need to move with a sense of urgency.
Presently, I am working at a small rehab hospital on night shift. It is suiting me so far because the families usually go home by 9:00pm, the doctors usually are not there at night, management is not there, and I am dealing with less coworkers. On most nights, time is very much manageable.