Question: I was wondering if certain personality types in a counselor make them more or less effective with certain counselees or particular counseling struggles. Are extroverted counselors more effective with extroverted counselees? Are more highly compassionate counselors more effective with suffering cases and more straight forward counselors more effective with sin cases? It seems like this would be the case, but I wasn’t sure and would appreciate your thoughts on the topic.
Resources: Here are several resources that can be useful in preparing for of following up with the conversation discussed in this VLOG post.
- Book: Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand by Paul David Tripp
- Book: How People Change by Paul Tripp and Tim Lane
- Blog: On Counseling and Comedy
- Blog: Good Advice Is Over-Rated
- Blog: At the Corner of Small Groups and Counseling
- Blog: The Therapeutic Benefit of Community
To review the other questions addressed in this VLOG series click here.
Note: The VLOG (video-blog) Q&A is a regular series on my blog. If you would like to submit a question, it can be e-mail to Amy LaBarr (email@example.com; admin over counseling at The Summit Church). Please limit your questions to 3-7 sentences. This is not a forum for to request or receive counseling. No responses will be sent to questions other those selected for a video response.