Lawyer, Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Lawyer, Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Lawyer, Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses

Lawyer, Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses

by Susan Swaim Daicoff
     
 

This book reviews forty years' worth of empirical studies on lawyers and law students and how to identify themselves with the profile and personality of the typical lawyer; if they do not fit this profile, the book suggests how atypical lawyers can practice law most successfully and satisfactorily. It concludes that there is a set of eight-ten personality traits

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Overview

This book reviews forty years' worth of empirical studies on lawyers and law students and how to identify themselves with the profile and personality of the typical lawyer; if they do not fit this profile, the book suggests how atypical lawyers can practice law most successfully and satisfactorily. It concludes that there is a set of eight-ten personality traits that differentiates lawyers from others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591470960
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Law and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Lawyer, Know Thyself explores what some consider to be a three-part crisis in the legal profession. Despite the many perks of being a lawyer - among them intellectual challenge, social status, and high salaries - job dissatisfaction, poor mental health, and substance abuse are surprisingly common among lawyers. In addition, the public arguably has less respect for attorneys than for any other professional group. Finally, there seems to be a crisis of professionalism among lawyers, as borne out by frequent complaints of incivility, combative litigation, and ethically questionable conduct.

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