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Are my clients going to enjoy my joyful attitude if I study psychology?

I am in 8th grade and interested in studying the mind but wondering how to take it.

Thank you comment icon Hi Lynette, can you please clarify this question? Do you mean, "Is being optimistic/joyful a good trait for a psychologist to have"? Gurpreet Lally, Admin

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Alexander’s Answer

I think I know what you are asking. Yes, a joyful attitude is very helpful. But think of it like a tool. A screwdriver isn't the right tool for every job. A joyful attitude won't be right for every situation. It will take paying attention to yourself and others to learn how to use that tool masterfully. I myself use a lot of humor in therapy. When I have my first meeting with a patient, I have standard jokes I use every time. I then watch the patients' reactions to evaluate how bad things may be for them.
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Linda’s Answer

Good question! This one could be a slippery slope meaning you would have to evaluate each patient's illness. I love a joyful, upbeat person and I am one myself, but there are days I have to dial it down when communicating with certain people and this knowledge comes with experience. You will learn who is receptive and who is not, but know a upbeat addatude is so much more productive for your life's journey. By
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