# 1 Trait of an Outstanding Recreational Therapist is:

Creative 

This is based on a July 2019 survey at Rec Therapy Today.

 

Danny Pettry wrote a book on creativity that you might want to use to help bring your creative ideas to life!

Other popular traits of an outstanding RT included:

  1. Patient
  2. Flexible
  3. Listener
  4. Positive
  5. Innovative
  6. Empathetic
  7. Enthusiastic
  8. Encouraging
  9. Understanding
  10. Compassionate

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All Responses:

  • fun
  • caring
  • caring
  • Caring
  • Caring
  • Patient
  • Patient
  • Patient
  • Patient
  • Energy!
  • empathy
  • Patient
  • outgoing
  • flexible
  • patience
  • patience
  • Patience
  • Creative
  • Creative
  • flexible
  • patience
  • Empathy
  • Patience
  • Empathy
  • Creative
  • Patience
  • Creative
  • Motivated
  • Energetic
  • Organized
  • Flexible
  • Patience
  • Creative
  • Creative!
  • Positive
  • Compassion
  • Innovative
  • Compassion
  • compassion
  • Compassion
  • compassion
  • Personable
  • Enthusiasm
  • Motivator
  • Intuitive
  • Creativity
  • Creativity
  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • compassion
  • Passionate
  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Commitment
  • Considerate
  • Hard working
  • enthusiastic
  • good listener
  • good Listener
  • good listener
  • Knowledgeable
  • Communication
  • Compassionate
  • helping people
  • Compassionate
  • Compassionate
  • Good listener
  • Professionalism
  • positive outlook
  • A positive spirit
  • excellent listener
  • Caring, calm, goofy
  • Caring, Kind, Awesome
  • Empathy and integrity
  • Fun, exciting, happy
  • Caring and passionate
  • Good Listening skills
  • Being a great listener
  • Fun, Friendly, Flexible
  • Fun, Flexible, & Fruity
  • caring/kindness/guidance
  • flexible, open, listener
  • adaptable, understanding
  • understanding and mellow
  • Creative problem solver
  • Adaptable, creative, fun
  • Flexible Creative Caring
  • compassionate, supportive
  • Caring, patient, flexible
  • Determination, compassion
  • Humor, flexible, creative
  • Flexible, creative,caring
  • Creative, Patient, Helpful
  • heart, thoughtful, caring
  • empathetic, kind, creative
  • Honest, Real, enthusiastic
  • Creative, Motivating, Real
  • Patient, caring, adaptable
  • positive, patient, flexible
  • fun, patient, good listener
  • Positive, Creative, Patient
  • Caring passionate creative
  • Empathy, intuitive , caring
  • Out going, caring, creative
  • patience, empathy, energetic
  • creative, patience, outgoing
  • Energetic, adaptable, caring
  • Caring, compassionate, real
  • Passionate, creative, patient
  • Kindness, welcoming, patience
  • Patient, empathetic, creative
  • Empathy, creative, motivates
  • Patience, Empathy, Creativity
  • Character, trust, experience
  • Creativity, leader, flexible
  • adaptive, listener, energetic
  • patient, caring and empathetic
  • Creative, innovative, flexible
  • ingenuity creativity patience
  • respectful, fun , innovative
  • Kind, Great Listener, creative
  • Patient, empathetic, trusting
  • Empathetic, Diverse, Selfless
  • Charisma, authentic.,out going
  • Dependable, flexible, creative
  • Patient, encouraging, creative
  • Attentive, positive, creative
  • Adaptable, creative, energetic
  • flexible, responsible, reliable
  • Caring, dependable and creative
  • empathetic, flexible, organized
  • creative, outgoing, encouraging
  • Compassionate, Sympathetic, Fun
  • Flexible, innovative, positive
  • Patience creativity flexibility
  • Emphatic, Charismatic, Adaptable
  • Patient, flexible, understanding
  • Empathetic, Resilient innovative
  • Patient, Enthusiastic, Energetic
  • Enthusiasm, passion, dedication
  • Creative, energetic, open-minded
  • Loving, exciting and supportive
  • patience, flexibility, creativity
  • Leadership creativity education
  • Compassionate, creative loyalty
  • patient, supportive, enthusiastic
  • Dynamic, empathetic , uplifting
  • creative, dedicated and motivated
  • Adaptable, engaging, open minded
  • Patient, creative, compassionate
  • Compassionate, adaptive, creative
  • Flexibility, Patience, leadership
  • Persistent, Passionate, Innovative
  • Hardworking, passionate, committed
  • Compassion, Creative, team player
  • Flexible, personable, & passionate
  • Adaptive, understanding, humorous
  • Compassion, adaption, and patience
  • Leader, patience, great listener!!
  • charismatic, understanding, willing
  • Motivated, Enthusiastic, Dedicated
  • good listener, motivator, encourage
  • Good listener, Friendly, Supportive
  • creative, listens, and understands.
  • Charismatic, professional, ethical.
  • Understanding/Caring and patience /
  • compassionate, empathetic, patient
  • Enthusiastic, Patient, Encouraging
  • Understanding,knowledgeable, patient
  • Creative , compassionate, advocate
  • Compassionate, creative, ambitious
  • Compassionate, empathetic, selfless
  • Listening skills, creativity, energy
  • Empathetic, compassionate, reliable
  • PATIENCE, POSITIVITY, PERSERVERENCE
  • Compassionate, Creative, Team player
  • Passionate, empathetic, & empowering
  • Compassionate, considerate, flexible
  • Good listener, positive, great energy
  • compassionate, energized, professional
  • Flexibility, compassion, knowledgeable
  • Compassion, Patience and Understanding
  • Creativity, Compassion, and Devotion
  • Patience, Understanding, Intelligence,
  • Patience, creativity, and hard working.
  • Outgoing, Understanding, Compassionate
  • Acceptance, empathy, good communication,
  • flexibility, organization and a personality
  • Passionate about their job,caring, respectful
  • Strong leadership, creativity and team player
  • empathy, listening, working toward person’s goals
  • Patience, genuine, positive unconditional regard
  • Likes to learn, enjoys challenges, is a people person
  • thick skin – to deal with coworkers and tough patients fun, puts their residents/patients first, show empathy

 

 

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