Exploring the Different Types of Helpers

1442 WordsJan 31, 20186 Pages
When trying to define the word helper, several related words come as a result: subordinate, partner, laborer, swamper, collaborator, right hand, and assistant. Through brief analysis of these words being a helper has both negative and positive connotations. To delve deeper into the differences we need to explore the different types of helpers. The main reason a person helps is to find pleasure in seeing their friends, peers, and colleague succeed. Almost everyone has the capacity to be a helper, but only some can develop the skills needed to help people effectively. Those who choose not to help may have a negative view of the helping role complaining how it is more work and less satisfaction. There is much time and energy spent in dealing with people’s problems and it can be overwhelming trying to balance with a helper’s life, but when someone overcomes their issues because of the helper’s guidance it motivates them to continue serving. The next classification is basic helpers who help without experience from a helping profession. They have helping skills through their own experiences, but do not have the proper tools to deal with complicated problems. If a basic helper does not refer when necessary, it can cause the person with problems to have more conflict. This is a challenge for basic and sometime professional helpers because they are in dire need to find a resolution without noticing what they are doing is wrong. When dealing with a basic helper it is best to
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