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Why Most Attorneys Are Unhappy
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Summary: With a lack of personal connections to others, many attorneys become unhappy because they are always putting on a front to appear perfect.

Read Why Most Attorneys Are UnHappy to learn more.

  
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We are all humans that fall victim to being overly concerned about what others think of us. For attorneys, they let this human flaw overpower their desire and ability to work effectively. When an attorney is not doing their job and putting in the hours, they risk losing their job.

Read Harrison Barnes Takes on the Tough Question of “What’s the Point?” to learn more.

As Harrison Barnes explains, “one fundamental requirement of being a lawyer (not showing any vulnerability), and the way that many attorneys deal with that requirement (adopting personas of infallibility), can cause attorneys to disconnect, which leads to the unhappiness experienced by so many lawyers today.”

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When attorneys let these fears send them searching for a job at another law firm, they have to appear as if they are not human. An attorney looking for a new position for any other reason beyond wanting to further their career will struggle to find a firm to take them on. Law firms want attorneys without struggles or vulnerabilities. Trying to be this kind of attorney is exhausting and leads to unhappiness.

Read Top 20 Common Mistakes Attorneys Make When on the Job Hunt.

“The longest and most important case an attorney will ever handle involves the case that attorney makes for him or herself,” Harrison says. Attorneys are required to make the case to everyone – clients, judges, jurors, coworkers, superiors, and others. Continually covering up who you are means you are not being authentic and distancing yourself from who you really are and from others.

Source: https://www.bcgsearch.com/article/900046533/Why-Most-Attorneys-Are-Unhappy/

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