HS 101 MWF 10:00 am
1. Give examples and describe how each of your 5 top strengths will help you in the field of human services and helping clients. a. Competition- This strength will help me because in the human service area, it is about how well you can interact and connect with your client. Every client is like a little competition. Some clients are a little harder to build a (professional) relationship than some clients. Being a competitor, it drives me to conquer the obstacles that come between the client and me. b. Adaptability- Every once in a while, there may be a situation where you are put on the spot or a situation that you may not know how to handle. Adaptability allows you to get a topic back on subject to where you can keep the conversation on a route that is productive. Being adaptable also means that I expect changes to happen. My clients may think an action has one consequence, but being the adaptable person I am, I may be able to show them multiple choices or multiple results. c. Woo- This is probably one of my biggest strengths in the human service field. Being a woo will help me connect faster with my clients. Being able connect with my clients faster will allow the client to get over the problem(s) he or she may have over faster. The client will be able to trust me and that will result in the client being honest with me. d. Communication- Being an affective communicator in human services means that I am able to portray my thoughts and expressions very clearly. This ensures that there will less likely be a communication mix up. It is important that the client completely understands what I am trying to say instead of trying to interpret what they think I’m saying. If both the client and I are on the same page, there is a very good chance that we are going to make good things happen. e. Futuristic- Futuristic pretty much defines itself, but it will pay dividends when I work with a client. I am...
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