INFPs strengths in Psychology/Counselor
- hyper aware of tone, yours and theirs, the emotions you are feeling from your subtle change of facial expressions, energy and body positions
- is focused on the big picture
- will not point out your weaknesses if do not see it necessary, but will nonetheless keep it in mind as we guide you
- will give you time to figure it out, fish for yourself, but when sees that you won't make it there on your own, will push you harder and be more blunt, but will want you to do it yourself from the 'information' we point you toward
I personally won't make a good counselor at all because I am impatient, more concerned about philosophy than psychology, and will internalize other people's pain in an unhealthy way. I don't fit the 'Healer' idea, I am more pragmatic and self-centered in any given day. I sometimes instill my principles onto people...and am preoccupied with those principles instead of whatever they were dealing with. With my friends, I am a very good listener. It makes me feel real awkward when they get very emotional so I take the matter-of-fact, detached route in a way that I have a hard time using on myself but have no problem using with other people. I am gentle and I won't kick you when you are down but I am very honest too if I feel it is more important than just letting you vent. I give them the bottom line and re-paint the options/issues for them to give it a different angle if necessary.
I think anyone could be a great counselor if the passion/desire is there.