The work of a psychologist does not always bring significant income. In order for his services to be in demand and well paid, people must have basic needs met. That is, if a person does not have enough quality food, confidence that in tens of years he will have housing, social security, he will not think about the services of a psychologist. Why do people choose this profession?
Most often, people come to psychology who hope to solve their own problems, but they do not always succeed. To solve a problem, special skills are needed: the ability to formulate it specifically, to find an adequate theoretical explanation, to find the point at which it needs to be influenced, to have self-discipline in applying the found method. All these skills can be learned without special education, although simply a higher education will greatly facilitate the work with their own difficulties. Psychologists themselves, as a rule, have a lot of problems that they are not able to solve. For example, they are sure that all roads are open to them, because they are supposedly well versed in people. Some begin to think of themselves as omnipotent. That is, they overestimate their capabilities and then realize with bitterness that knowledge of human psychology by itself is insufficient for successful work in another specialty. Few of them like to work in their profession, because it is difficult to organize their own business in psychology, and formal positions of a psychologist at a school or hospital do not even provide a normal income. In general, it is better to solve your problems without wasting five years of your life studying. The second reason is the thirst for authority and power. Many psychologists are very compulsive in giving advice and feel very authoritative. In fact, a good specialist only gives the necessary knowledge and suggests ways out of a difficult situation, ways of influencing the problem, in no way putting pressure on his client. Most of the people who are consulting are critical enough to disobey the psychologist or obey in part. So psychology will not bring joy to people hungry for power. They'd better leave this idea behind. The third reason leads people to psychology less often. But it is she who gives the world the best specialists in this field. This is the need to help people and the desire to learn for this, practicing the necessary skills to solve other people's problems. Such a psychologist always has the talents of a teacher, he knows how to teach and develop a person, help him, overcome barriers and take steps towards his own happiness. Only an attitude to help people, combined with a practical mindset, can make a person a good specialist. And only such psychologists find happiness in their profession.