Skills, qualities and traits of a good carer

The skills, qualities, traits, aptitudes – or however they are or you call them – of a good carer are –
or should be – loads and I'll do my best to list as many as possible. 

You must have thought that the only things I was going to post on this blog were pictures of food. 
Can't blame you. After six or seven consecutive posts about and with amazing meals, I was fouled too. 
The truth is that cooking is one of my strongest suits. 
Modesty is another one. 

However, it might be hard to believe, but I am a writer and I love writing. For reasons that you might perceive, a carer doesn't have much time to write. 

The following is a list of some of the skills (traits, aptitudes, strengths, qualities, virtues etc.)  that any person who cares for someone vulnerable should possess. 
The adjectives and verbs are in no particular order, but I tried to group them. Sort of. 

Group them based on what? 
'No idea.' 
That's how someone I know replies to everything.  

  • Compassionate
  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Empathetic
  • Understanding
  • Great listener

  • Open-minded
  • Respectful
  • Patient
  • Sensitive

  • Friendly
  • Responsive
  • Communicative
  • Great sense of humour 
  • Engaging 
  • Creative

  • Practical
  • Organised
  • Observant
  • Quick-witted
  • Perceptive
  • Sensible

  • Resilient
  • Emotionally stable 
  • Sunny or positive

  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy 

  • Flexible

The inventory could continue. If you have one to add it to this catalogue, please leave a comment. 

Which one defines a carer? 

Caring. πŸ€—

What a surprise, right? 

Which of these do you think is the most important skill (or trait)? 

I used to think it was empathy. I've changed my mind. 

Empathy can't be learned. If one wasn't born with it, it doesn't mean that they can't be carers. 

Young man caring for senior man with crouch
Image from Pixabay. 

Stay tuned for the next post. You'll love it. 

I hope. 

And because I don't want to disappoint, here is one of my creations I am most proud of. 


'Smile, without a reason why...'

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