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Dissatisfied lawyers, consider this: psychology is the study of the mind and behavior of people; lawyers deal with people. See the connection? – If you haven’t thought about this already, you should start!
Psychology is purely beneficial and cultivates understanding, which for lawyers means that it can:
To sum it up, here’s what you can do to improve your overall happiness.
Caring About Your Clients
Something as simple as forming positive connections with people can actually be difficult, especially if you’re not a seasoned lawyer. Luckily, psychology offers great tips in the area of interpersonal communication. Some pointers, according to a paper in Bepress Legal Repository:
Don’t ever forget about your client’s emotions. Showing empathy makes your efforts real… genuine. If you’re real with your client, they’ll be real with you. As the Bepress Legal Repository points out, “If [you] attempt to completely avoid emotion, [you] will be unable to understand [your] clients’ non-legal concerns, unable to build a solid rapport with [your] client, unable to encourage [your] client to provide all information pertinent to the legal issue, and unable to connect well to [your] client as a counselor.”
There’s no difference if you’re high or low on the totem pole, everyone wants to live a life they can be happy with. Psychology has written extensively on this topic, as lawyers are prone to many negative influences. Here are a few examples of what lawyers can do to improve their well-being in an article by attorney Hallie N. Love:
The key to improving your well-being is to accept the inevitable but realize that there are more aspects to your life that you can control. It will be a challenge at first to stop stressing over what you can’t control, but once you let it go and focus on the good in your life, your quality of life will substantially improve. In her article, Love states that, “when we appreciate the good in our lives, we enjoy higher levels of well-being and positive emotions, feel happier and more determined, and are more energetic and optimistic.
Never thought about profession in this way. Good tactic and psychology can definitely help in understanding clients and empathize with their concerns. Good post.