Saturday, March 20, 2021

Helping our patients to find balance in their personality traits


In counseling work, we often see folks at the extremes of various traits, and so we try to to help them “rebalance” that for better workability and adaptation.

We see folks who see the world through “extreme logic”, and rely very little on “feelings”, so we help them to follow their heads but take their hearts with them.

We see folks who see the world through “intense feelings”, and rely very little on “logic”, so we help them to follow their hearts but take their heads with them.

We see folks who are extreme at following the “outer compass” or the crowd, and lose touch with who they are, so we help them to find themselves, their principles, values, and follow that more.

We see folks who are extreme at following their “inner compass”, and forget that they do have to adapt to the world and conform at some level to function, so we show them outer empathy and “group think” when required.

As Family Docs, we have to be “multilingual” don’t we?

We understand and speak their “language”, and show them the other “languages” to balance, or at least understand and appreciate.


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