My Thoughts on Self-Awareness
This class has made me think about myself and what I have to offer to the counseling profession. I know that I have strengths and weaknesses that I bring to the profession. I have also seen some things that I had not thought of before that were brought out by this class.
I have pretty good listening skills. I know how to listen and how to get the content from what is said by another. I have found that I tend to drift and have trouble staying with the conversation if a person talks for a period of time with no breaks. In my job I live with troubled people and they think that I ignore them because they can talk for fifteen minutes straight while I have seven other people to attend to as well. I can listen for emotion in the voice as well. I can find the emotions and sometimes think I can find hidden thoughts by just listening to the way the people speak.
I do know what empathy is and I can show it when I need to. I do have trouble with this sometimes at work because the people think that we treat them unfairly by asking them to clean their rooms and do one chore in the morning. When they start to complain about things like that I do not show empathy as much. I tend to become sarcastic instead. When I am with friends and family I do show empathy pretty easily. I know that I need to work on my ability to empathize with the clients better as well. This would be one of my biggest weaknesses.
I want to become a counselor to help others. I have always enjoyed working with people. I felt that I could do more for them if I went for my degree and could get into the therapy department here.
I am a Hindu and I feel that this will help me be able to better help people no matter what their beliefs. I believe that a person’s spirituality is very important and needs to be a part of everything they do. I know that being spiritual does not make a person...