Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

remember, it is important to note that just because lawyers seem different from the general population it does not necessarily follow that law firms seek this outAs an occupational psychologist who advises law firms on matters of selection, training and development, I spend much of my working day and many of my coffee breaks in the company of various shades of lawyer. Over the years, I have come to recognise the lull in the small talk and the slight sideways look that presages the inevitable question “so, you’re a psychologist – tell me, what’s the ideal psychological profile for a lawyer then?”

This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.


  • Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
  • Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
  • Unique access to ALM's unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week's UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
  • The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor's Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
  • Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Complete access to the site's full archive of more than 56,000 articles

Already have an account?

For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on Preeves@alm.com or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651


Legal Week Newsletters & Alerts

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your subscription, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters and alerts. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2019 American Lawyer Media International, LLC. All Rights Reserved.