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Do you think you would need to be brave if you would want to purse a job field of psychology?

I'm in 8th grade and would like to purse a major in psychology, and later purse a job in the field of Psychology.

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Alexandra M. S.’s Answer

I think being brave helps in any job, because a good job will help you learn to do things you haven't imagined before! For me, I grew my bravery over time. Each time I tried something new and scary in my job, it made the next "new thing" to try a little easier. Eventually, I started to trust my knowledge and my ability to succeed, so started to feel brave and excited when there was a new challenge.

Alexandra M. S. recommends the following next steps:

Find a challenge that sounds a little scary.
Decide to practice your bravery by taking on the challenge.
Notice something that you learned during the challenge.
Celebrate what you learned!
Find the next challenge to try.
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Bianca’s Answer

Bravery can be used in any career field. But for pursing a career in psychology, I do believe you have to have an interest in people. Whatever that interest may be. The study of people has to move or excite you in some-kind-of way. I also feel as if for some of the jobs in this field you will need to have a compassionate heart or great listening skills and able to give sound advice.
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Melissa’s Answer

Bravery is good to have and like others have said, I also had to learn bravery along the way. I knew I wanted to be a therapist but had no idea I would be so scared after graduation. I put off working until I had to find a job because of finances. I felt like taking time to work though this would be good but got to a point where I couldn't even afford therapy for myself. When push came to shove, I got a job and while it has been a rocky road I learned that even though we have challenges, this shouldn't stop us from trying again and again. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of challenges and still do but I'm practicing self-compassion and refuse to give up. I learn from my mistakes and know that others are having the same challenges.
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