SS

2048 Words9 Pages
This paper lists and explains six important characteristics needed to display good professional character. Topics such as the ability to distinguish from right and wrong, the ability to think and act rationally, the ability to keep promises and honor obligations, being accountable for one’s own behaviors, the ability to recognize and honor interpersonal boundaries, and the ability to promptly and fully self-disclose facts, circumstances, events, errors, or omissions will be discussed, along with how they are relevant to practicing good professional character. Many times in life a person is put in a situation where he or she has to decide the proper way to react to things that are happening either in their personal, academic, or occupational relationships or aspects of life. Acting in good professional character includes the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, the ability to think and act rationally, the ability to keep promises and honor obligations, being accountable for one’s own behaviors, the ability to recognize and honor interpersonal boundaries, and the ability to promptly and fully self-disclose facts, circumstances, events, errors, or omissions, all of which will be discussed in this paper (TexasAdministrativeCode). All of these abilities require a person to practice good professional character, and the inability to perform these tasks demonstrates poor professional character. The Ability to Distinguish Between Right and Wrong The ability to distinguish between right and wrong is something that most people learn through childhood experiences. As a child, most people are taught the general idea of what is considered “wrong” to the general public. Examples of these are lying, cheating, stealing, ... ... middle of paper ... ...teacher were to become romantically involved that would be crossing an interpersonal boundary, and would be an example of poor professional character. Recognizing and honoring interpersonal boundaries in the occupational aspect is very similar. It would be unprofessional for coworkers to date, or have romantic relationships, just as it would be unprofessional for the boss to date one of his or her employee’s. To practice good professional character in the academic and/or occupational setting, all relationships should be kept professional and should not become romantic. The ability to recognize and honor interpersonal boundaries in the personal, academic, and occupational setting is important in practicing good professional character (Texas Administrative Code, 2013). The Ability to Promptly and Fully Self-Disclose Facts, Circumstances, Events, Errors, or Omissions

More about SS

Open Document