Public Figure Profiles

Donald R. Atkinson

Donald Ray Atkinson (February 10, 1940, in Union City, Indiana–January 11, 2008, in Santa Barbara, CA) was an American counseling psychologist and professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He was known for his extensive work in multicultural counseling psychology. He was the director of training for UCSB's Counseling Psychology Program for ten years (1979-1989), and previously as Assistant Dean of the Department of Education there for four years (1975-1979). Atkinson grew up in Baraboo, Wisconsin and graduated from Baraboo High School. He served in the United States Navy for two years. He wrote a book about Baraboo: "Baraboo: A Selective History." He also wrote other books and articles about counseling. He died from pancreatic cancer in Jackson County, Oregon. He retired from the faculty of UCSB in 2002.

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Some of their strengths

Donald R. Atkinson has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intellectual, Creative, Independent, Analytical, Smart, Intuitive, and Kind.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Donald R. Atkinson is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who is ambitious and motivated.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Donald R. Atkinson well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Active and Ambitious

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Donald R. Atkinson as someone who is active, ambitious, bold, and courageous.

A person who is driven and organized, is wise with money, who knows how to tell a good story, likes physical activity, and who loves learning.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Donald R. Atkinson is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Donald R. Atkinson tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Donald R. Atkinson's challenges

While Donald R. Atkinson has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Donald R. Atkinson can be Rebellious, Impulsive, Aggressive, Emotionally Distant, Indecisive, Unrealistic, and Stubborn.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Donald R. Atkinson's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Impulsive and Aggressive

Donald R. Atkinson is someone who can be impulsive, aggressive, and confrontational, can have difficulty listening to others, be moody and high strung, have conflict with authority figures, be too judgmental of others, and who can be overindulgent and extravagant.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Donald R. Atkinson also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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