What is the Meaning & Definition of vocation

By vocation, on the one hand, be appointed to the inclination that an individual has for a particular career, profession or any activity in life: teacher, doctor, lawyer, journalist, fireman, Carpenter, among others.
Professional vocation
In some cases, it may be that special desire to arise spontaneously during the first years of life of the person who although not understand it or can view as a matter of age, anyway, by attitudes, will leave some preferences and behaviors glimpse her inclination towards a profession. For example, when children play almost all day at the ball, and this game represents all their joys and moments, then surely that guy will say that in future you want to become a footballer, or else everyone around him will say that it should do so. Although, it may happen that inclination not arising in childhood and to instead develop by dint of experience and knowledge who arrived in adolescence and there newly decides to undertake this or that activity for the rest of his life.
Although mostly during high school, step prior to the completion of degree, persons elucidates their professional orientation that will just lead them to score in such or which career not for everyone turns out to be as simple to discover what is your vocation. Sometimes there is evidence but not as sufficiently entrenched so that the person feels quite determined to embark on a professional path.
Vocational test
Also, tends to be very common that when that lean does not arise spontaneously, people go to a specialist, usually a psychologist, which will reveal through various questionnaires and methods, which is the main inclination that that person has to develop and which could not yet see it. Formally known as test vocational and is regular, then, that in the last years of high school submit to those students who do not have determined a career or profession, to them, in order to discover their interests and thus to orient them.
The vocational test is basically a test that will ask about different aspects of the person to make easier the understanding of interests, skills, abilities and habits of study, preferences and features, among others. In addition, facilitate the gathering of information that will be vital in making a future decision.
However, it is worth indicating that a test does not determine the career thing to study, that decision borne by the person concerned, you have to take them as a sort of guide that you can follow to learn more, especially in those cases where there is doubt or confusion about what you want to.
These tests are not infallible and often they can be side some personal characteristics of the person, and give way to a wrong conclusion.
Family pressure, a terrible professional counselor
How many times we have heard: John is a physician like his father, Mario is judge as his mother, Mary is a nurse like her grandmother, isn't it? Many, surely and this has to do with that in most of the decisions about what profession to follow is the family that propels them through comments or pressures and ends by twisting the balance towards their interest regardless of the genuine inclinations of the person concerned. No doubt there will be many physicians wanting to be astronauts out there but his family forced them with arguments such as: "we must continue with the family medical tradition", "that work won't get economic stability", among others, and finally ended up giving.
Fortunately today although cases such as those just mentioned continue to exist are becoming less given that young people these days tend to be more honest with their desires and preferences and make them prevail above all things, including family mandates. In the past, it was a matter of habits less common that a child is opposite to the designs of his father, who was considered not is could contradict in any way.
Religious vocation
At the behest of the religion we have the religious vocation which is the type of vocation felt by those people of deep religious faith and who want to dedicate, devote, his life completely to God and to the dissemination of his doctrine. The individual who wants to become religious, priest or nun, must take vows, but before and by way of preparation, will enter a community or seminar for study and training.
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