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.
"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 answer example
"Here are some words that may describe your character as an addiction counselor:
- Very strong interpersonal skills
- Clear communicator
- Partnership mentality
- Ability to read between the lines
- Embraces diversity
- Strong research skills"
Experienced answer example
"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."