As a newcomer in this field of study everything from determining which parts of the brain are responsible for controlling certain senses to analyzing the influence of society on behavior and development is considered "psychology".
I realize that there is a large number of different occupations a person trained in psychology can hold. My original thought was a person who dealt only with psychoanalysis. But this has opened my eyes to a whole other level.
This subject can help you learn a lot about yourself. It is a question many of us struggle with, as we try to figure out how close we are to who we actually want to be. Self knowledge is the best knowledge one can have of themselcved. No one knows you like you know you. We know our own internal states, such as emotions, personality and attitudes.
One thing I have learned is that when someone says, the mind is a terrible thing to waste, literally that is a true statement and we do not even know it. The mind outweighs everything. So much comes to mind, naturally coming out of my personal history. Reason I say that is because I am a listening person. And people, I cannot explain reasons why, come to me to talk about life issues and I always try to give them good or helpful advice on things just based on along some of the things I have gone though in life. They listen and I guess it worked out with what I told them because they would come back to me on other issues. I feel like the reasons they come back to is because whatever is shared with me, stays with me and that person I talked to.
I feel like I am a natural in this. I also tend to read body language. I can tell the way a person is or what they are about just by the way they talk and I wouldn't even have to say a word. I am and have always been an observant person. I pay attention to everything. Maybe this may be my calling. I just know I am good at it.