I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this in the past but I love my jobs. They are all as a psychologist. My work can be pretty challenging as I may have mentioned in the past. But I’ve been able to handle it. I love the challenge and each client brings in something new.
However, this past couple of weeks I’ve dealt with someone completely different.
And this person made me question my own abilities. And doubt myself.
They began making personal attacks. The person attacked my level of experience, my competence, my professionalism. While I tried to not take it personally, because I could see the person was attacking me as it reflected on them as a parent, it was hard.
I haven’t doubted myself in the area that the person attacked me. It’s something I would consider as being my area of expertise. An area I could engage in even during my sleep. But when she made the personal attack, she made me doubt so much about myself.
I guess, on the bright side, my boss is on my side. My boss and my supervisor still believe in me and are sticking by me. And that helps me believe in myself and continue to have faith in my abilities.
And so, on that note, I would like to add:
I love my jobs. They are challenging.
But more importantly, I work with great people in all the 3 jobs. And I consider myself oh-so-lucky for that. It’s because of that support I am able to deal with the hardest of clients and the greatest of challenges.
Until next time,