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  • Psychotherapist

    3 16.67%
  • Research Psychologist

    8 44.44%
  • Attorney

    1 5.56%
  • Human Ethologist

    1 5.56%
  • Other: Specify or Die

    5 27.78%
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    Senior Member ThatsWhatHeSaid's Avatar
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    Default Choose my career!

    Pluses/Minuses

    Psychotherapist - I love taking people apart, interacting, helping, seeing the big picture, using humor to make people feel good, could teach workshops, could integrate Zen, I could write / exhaustion, shyness might set in

    Research Psychologist - Love teaching (probably the most of anything), enjoy coming up with ideas and merging ideas, enjoy the academic setting, I could write / politics, funding, research too tedious

    Attorney - Enjoy debate, already have the degree, could help people, $$$ / tedious, constant confrontation, doesn't promote other goals like compassion

    Human ethologist - awesome, but might get boring / no money, no schools, no one will hire me, involves research

    School isn't a big deal for me, and I could figure out a way to get funding.

    So America, cast your vote!

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    I think research psych could be a very good career for you, as you are already so interested in learning about the human condition.


    But, I still voted for Jewish Apache circus clown.

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    "Get paid doing something you love" is a cute idea, but as an attorney you could still incorporate your talent and passion for psychotherapy into your life with your family and friends as you already do, naturally.

    A lot of people can't make big money. If you've got the opportunity, don't be a foolio.

    But, I don't know how stressful and taxing being an attorney is, so if it's considerable, then disregard my advice.

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    Do what you love. No matter what.


    Have you considered public interest law, though?
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    Do what you love. No matter what.
    Yes. Exactly.

    I don't know what a human ethologist even is.

    But your top career choices are uncannily similar to my own.

    You already have the degree for becoming an attorney?
    They're running just like you
    For you, and I, wooo
    So people, people, need some good ol' love

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    Psychotherapist: Your face makes me want to tell you things.

    Other: Comedian. As in, one man show in a dark little place, muttering dry one-liners.
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    Research Psychologist - Love teaching (probably the most of anything), enjoy coming up with ideas and merging ideas, enjoy the academic setting, I could write / politics, funding, research too tedious
    ^ seems to mix what you enjoy and what you're good at.

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    I'd pick Research Psychologist. If you don't enjoy research enough, maybe you can avoid it to a degree depending on what your position is like and focus on teaching and coming up with research ideas, and leave the technical and dry aspect of research to the research assistants.

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    i chose research. i'm a bit biased, because that's my own goal too, but the reasons for it i think should speak to you too. what i like the most is the originality. you get to do what you want and it's YOUR work. not your client's, not your company's, yours. that should speak to your NPness.

    psychotherapy and law could also be very high stress. just the clients could be a complete nightmare, even if you do like people. teaching sounds like a much better environment. it's all positive, whereas people always have problems in law and psychotherapy.

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