Characteristics Of Being A Counselor

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The qualities I possess that will aid me in becoming effective in helping others are openness, acceptance, compassion, willingness, kindness, respect, positivity, optimism, objectivity, an ability to not take things personal, a commitment to be of service, and an overall healthy belief in human beings and our capability to reach for our potential.
Character traits I can offer the helping profession are, an openness and transparency I have developed because of my life experiences. This openness helps me to collaborate and cooperate well with others in decision making processes. Acceptance assists me in my attempts to accept others as they are, and of our differences, especially with regards to conflicting belief systems. Remaining compassionate
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Remaining kind, friendly, and considerate towards others will aid me in becoming an approachable counselor, and someone whom is genuinely attempting to help people. Respecting others for who they are, also aids me in my efforts to be an approachable person. Respecting my mind, body, and spirit improves my attempts to lead by example, so clients have a role model to look towards for guidance and direction. Essentially, the reverence I maintain of myself, supports my efforts to be a role model for others to follow. I am an exceptionally positive person and approach events in life with optimism and hope. These personality traits help me to be constructive in my attempts to get the best experience out of life that I can. Being an objective person aids my efforts to not become influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing the facts. This objectivity builds upon my ability to not take things personal. Knowing where I stand within my beliefs, improves my capability to not take it personal when someone else’s beliefs differ from …show more content…
Improving my ability to explain to others the ideas and concepts, which I have a basic understanding of, and which have aided me, in the process of making positive changes within myself. Essentially, describing the tools I apply to cope with life’s stressors, in a clear-cut and concise manner. Practicing empathy of others and being open to the emotions that arise as a result of empathy. Enhancing the capability to lead by example, by remaining a healthy role model for others to follow. Finally, expanding my cooperation and teamwork

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