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blue

1 month ago

INFJ
Leo
question

i struggle with many disorders myself, i start college this august and i was planning on majoring in psychology and minoring in human communications. some people have said that its not a good idea to study psyc if you're not in a good headspace yourself, is that true? personally i feel like no one has perfect mental health, even our therapists struggle.

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제시카

1 month ago

ENTP
Capricorn

4w5

4

5

I think it’s the best time to learn about psychology. When you’re in a mental hospital you take classes on psychology. It’s good to understand your brain and why you feel the way you feel. Learning more about psychology can help your mental health in all kinds of ways.

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0soz3

1 month ago

ISTP
Cancer

6w5

6

5

Do you think you're capable of not projecting your problems onto your potential clients?

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blue

1 month ago

INFJ
Leo

yeah definitely

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Lor

1 month ago

INFJ
Capricorn

5w4

5

4

are you thinking about becoming a therapist/counselor? can you detach from your emotions with intense situations or traumatic/horrific stories? i've heard it said INFJs are drawn to, but should probably Not pursue mental health careers, unless they are very self-aware and stable people, because we tend to absorb/internalize the emotions of others, constantly doing that on a job will lead to burn out

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blue

1 month ago

INFJ
Leo

i was thinking of becoming a therapist for youth in foster care!!

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Lor

1 month ago

INFJ
Capricorn

5w4

5

4

that's a wonderful aspiration! i agree with others saying a psych degree will help understanding yourself and others, so i'm not saying don't pursue it at all. i'm just saying make sure you prioritize (learning) how to build and maintain firm healthy boundaries, in order to keep the work fulfilling and not draining ❤️

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blue

1 month ago

INFJ
Leo

thank you so much 🥺 you've been so kind to me, ill definitely take this to heart ❤️

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Az

1 month ago

INTP
Libra

8w9

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It definitely forces some self reflection. Having tools already will help. I think people that know the struggle are the best for the fields. Its just more complex that way. Making myself rest was the most helpful tool I used. So many years pushing made it difficult but I found less ability to process the higher inputs without the rest and other forms of reflective regulation.

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Jen

1 month ago

ISFJ
Libra

1w9

1

9

Do what you are interested in now. Things and experiences from there will lead.

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blue

1 month ago

INFJ
Leo

yes!! thank you

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Rippey jackson

1 month ago

INTP
Scorpio

The best therapist/ psychiatrists go through tbw daily struggle of being a patient. If you have a passion for helping those that go through the same struggle. Definitely pursue it!!

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blue

1 month ago

INFJ
Leo

awesome!! thank you

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Santosh

1 month ago

INFP
Aquarius

7w6

7

6

I think that's garbage advice to not pursue psych based on your own mental health. I had my own issues when I did my psych program and I gained a lot of insight into myself on top of learning the material. If anything, you have the advantage of first hand experience with some of the conditions you're studying and can be more empathetic to patients with their own struggles.

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blue

1 month ago

INFJ
Leo

thank you so much!! good luck to you!

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Fira

1 month ago

ENFJ
Pisces

5w6

5

6

Hey there 👋🏻 I thought I’m gonna bet to say that some other people would say it’s such a wise decision to gain a psychology degree for you. Because you were not born from the bed of roses, so you know what it feels like to have such emotions. Taking psychology degree will only allows you to understand yourself and your surroundings more, and why not? later in life, you definitely will help more people than you have ever thought you could and I believe your experiences on how you feel becomes such a priceless power that you will easily relating and helping to other’s issues. So, I hope you never hesitate to pick your dream and pursue it while living the best way you want to make throughout the history. For there once a wise man said, “the best doctor is those who have the illness themselves” :) KEEP FIGHTINGGGG! THERE’S SO MANY PEOPLE NEEDS YOU! ✨

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blue

1 month ago

INFJ
Leo

thank you so much 🥺🥺 this totally changed my perspective

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Brian

1 month ago

INTJ
Libra

3w4

3

4

If there were suddenly a law that psychologists had to be mentally healthy, there would be no psychologists tomorrow. I have never met someone studying psych who wasn't a complete head case

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