You are in the business of helping people so you must understand how to have harmonious relationships and clear communication with your coworkers. The interviewer wants to hear that you work well with all types of people from every walk of life!
If the interviewer asks you how you handle challenging personalities, like frustrated family members, explain how you understand that family members are concerned for their loved one. Show that you understand what motivates the attitudes and behaviors of others.
"l work great with all types of people. I have a way of bringing out the best in others and motivating them. I love working with a diverse team because it gives everyone a chance to contribute as well as learn something from one another."
Entry Level answer example
"I can work with people one on one as well as in groups. I think active listening is so important as an addiction counselor. It shows the patient that you are taking the time to listen to them. The same goes for my colleagues!"
Experienced answer example
"All of the colleagues I have worked with have shared a very respectful relationship with me. We have shared goals and we knowledge to accomplish those things to the best we can. Each of us has a part in the success of our patients and practice, and we utilize healthy communication practices to make it happen."