Hi Maria! I think being an effective communicator, empathetic, patient and objective is important. The individual who will be seeking care from you can have a difficult time in getting their thoughts out and having a personality that is easy going and understanding can be helpful. I also think passion is important to be a counselor/therapist because it takes time and dedication and with passion you will feel more motivated to help your patients. There is also some differences between the two. I attached two links below on personality traits and the differences between both professions.
Best of luck!https://work.chron.com/top-eight-attributes-effective-counselor-22250.htmlhttps://www.humanservicesedu.org/counselor-vs-psych-vs-therapist/
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