Using the Matrix
Practicing Compassionate Badassery is all about making intentional choices as a helping professional, so that you can keep making an impact AND live with dignity.
At one time or another we all make choices (or find ourselves in environments and systems) that move us away from the zone of Compassionate Badassery and towards empathy fatigue, indifference, and burnout.
Our experiences on the job are shaped by our individual and collective past histories, perspectives and beliefs, resources, and present circumstances. Each quadrant is a way of understanding where our choices and external factors may lead us. Use the matrix as a guide to help orient yourself towards a more sustainable, ethical, effective approach to helping. This may include critically examining the organizations, cultures, and systems you work within.
Please remember that this is not a personality test or a way to label yourself or others. The matrix is a map, not your destination.
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