There are a wide variety of careers in forensic psychology. Here are five traits that can help you achieve success, no matter which career you choose
1.Strong Communication Skills
2.The Ability to Maintain Objectivity
3.Critical Thinking Skills
4.Attention to Detail
This trait may seem like it conflicts with previous traits we’ve outlined, like maintaining objectivity. However, a good forensic psychologist cares for the people they work with and for. This is one of the many complexities of working as a forensic psychologist—balancing professional needs while performing work that requires attention and care for the human condition. There’s a difference between letting your emotions distract from the job and wanting the best outcome for an inmate, or ensuring that a victim’s voice is heard in trial.