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What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for an Addiction Counselor interview

How to Answer
This is another question that requires insight and awareness. When describing yourself, consider some of your strengths. If you are perceptive, disciplined and friendly, how do these traits contribute to your ability to help your patients?

Although this question simply asks about how these words describe you, if you take it to the next level, you will help the interviewer to see how well you would fit into the role. You want to help them realize how you are the best candidate for the job. Paint a picture of yourself that shows you fit perfectly into their work environment. Draw on any descriptive words used in the job posting, as well.

Basic
"I saw in your job posting that you are looking for someone compassionate with a penchant for gentle leadership. That most definitely describes my approach. In addition to these qualities, I am also organized, and determined."
Entry Level
"Here are some words that may describe your character as an addiction counselor: - Very strong interpersonal skills - Trustworthy - Clear communicator - Empathetic - Knowledgeable - Partnership mentality - Committed - Confident - Ability to read between the lines - Inspirational - Optimistic - Embraces diversity - Insightful - Strong research skills "
Experienced
"If I had just 3 words to describe myself, I would say that I am patient, kind, and knowledgeable. I have successfully used these characteristics to carve a great career for myself as a compassionate and effective addiction counselor."

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What three words would you use to describe yourself?
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Caring, Empathic, and Present.
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Determined, honest, compassionate.
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Empathetic, mindful and non-judgemental.
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Caring, strong minded, and dependable.
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Empathic, comitted and dependable.
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Goal-driven, team player, adaptable.
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Observant intuitive passionate.
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Caring, committed and tough.
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Hard-working, dedicated, caring.
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Conscientious, committed, empathetic.
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Helpful, Intelligent, Empathetic.
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Compassionate, Open-minded, Honest.
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Reliable, caring and Consistent.
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Humble, good listening, emphaty.
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Friendly, Compassionate and goal oriented.
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Patient, helpful, and easy to get along with.
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Easy to talk to, laid back, empathetic.
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Ambitious, detailed, motivated.
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Hard worker, motivated, professional.
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Talkative challange taker teamleader.
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Compassionate, leader, quick-to-act.
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Passionate, empathetic, supportive.
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Passionate, empathetic, supportive.
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Committed, ambitious, and professional.
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Dependable, teamworker, efficient.
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Motivated Compassionate determined.
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Honest. Caring. Creative.
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Enthusiastic, Curious, and Empathetic. I am always eager to learn new things, especially to do with mental health and addictions. I am curious about the lived experiences of people and how their struggles have affected their social and psychological experiences. I am non-judgemental and open to hearing different view points.
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Responsible, Empathic, and Hardworking.
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Confidence, empathy and patient.
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Team player, trainable and dependable.
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Motivate, positive attitude and initiative.
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Three words that I would use to describe myself would be caring, determined, and someone who displays good professional judgement.
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Organized. Loyal. Self-motivated.
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Honest. Caring. Trustworthy.
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Compassionate, hard working, teachable.
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Compassionate, trustworthy, hard working.
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Loyal, Practical and Honest.
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Enthusiastic, eager, tolerance.
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Intelegent, insightful, compationate.
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Team player nurturing genuine.
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Generous, emphatic friwendly.
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Empathetic outgoing nuturing.
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Outgoing, positive, and energetic.
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Energetic, honest, and problem-solver.
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Motivated. Organized. Studious.
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Creative understanding professional.
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Very kind, grateful, dedicated.
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Successful, understanding, advocate.
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Motivating, caring, positive.
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Honest, loyal and committed.
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Resourceful, perseverant, friendly.
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Empathic, passionate and present.
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Reliable, Compassionate, Dedicated.
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Detail oriented, passionate and considerate.
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Honest, trustable, hard worker.
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Innovative, courageous and passionate.
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Introverted, nonjudgemental, and hard working.
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Passionate, firm, compassionate.
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Empathetic, people person, and an awesome listener.
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Patient, positive, funny.
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Optimistic, motivating, easy inspired.
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Congruent, passionate and dedicated.
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Compassionate goal oriented organized soul.
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Loving, compassionate and committed.
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Living caring understanding.
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Empathetic, resilient, determined.
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Loyal Hard working Honest.
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Curious/hardworking, Patient/tolerant, and genuine.
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Empathatic, engaging, persevering.
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Motivated, self starter, empathetic.

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