Counseling Top Career Choice for Empathizers Says

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According to the EQ SQ Theory of male versus female brain types, a counseling career, such as a substance abuse counselor, is a sensible choice for empathizers who have an innate ability to "care for others and to predict their behavior." Personality quizzes on (, an online personality test resource, help users identify their brain type -- empathizing or systemizing. The quizzes also provide other EQ SQ-related resources including articles, recommended reading, education overviews and career profiles that relate to EQ SQ test results.

On (, an online personality test resource, users can take EQ SQ personality quizzes to identify their brain type--empathizing or systemizing. For empathizers, who have the "drive to identify and react appropriately to the way another person is feeling," a counseling career may be a top career choice. ( features personality quizzes developed by Sally Wheelwright and Simon Baron-Cohen based on his EQ SQ Theory of male versus female brain types. Users receive an empathizing quotient (EQ)--whether they have people skills--and a systemizing quotient (SQ)--whether they have systems skills. Visitors can then use the tools and other resources on ( to help them explore appropriate career options based on their EQ SQ results.

Katrina Boydon, columnist, is quick to point out that, "While there is currently no concrete evidence that supports using the results of the EQ SQ personality tests to make a career choice, it makes sense that individuals with a higher EQ may find the greatest success and satisfaction in careers that require excellent communication and people skills."

In her testimony to the National Blueprint for the States Policy Panel, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, Executive Director of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, urged federal and state governments to "concentrate great amounts of energy on recruiting bright, young, energetic people to pursue a career in addiction counseling." The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the overall employment for counselors is expected to grow faster than average through 2014, with substance abuse counselors, in particular, experiencing excellent prospects.

A career as a substance abuse counselor may be a good choice for an empathizer, according to EQ SQ Theory information on (, an online personality test resource. Web site users can take the EQ SQ personality quizzes to identify their brain type--empathizing or systemizing--and use other EQ SQ-related resources and tools to identify appropriate career choices.


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