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Old 04-07-2010  
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Default How are anti social people supposed to get jobs??

I have anxiety problems to the point where if I'm getting anxiety my brain just shuts it's self off and that doesn't work with meeting new people.. lets say for a job interview or the people I'm working with. I doubt myself to the point where I make an *** out of myself. Actually I pretty much all the time over think things to the point where I don't do anything. I'm going to end up living with my mom for the rest of my life with no job.

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That's what I am currently dealing with in my life. I am unemployed and am unable to be in college for financial reasons. My mom and my sister nag me all the time about it as if I am not trying. I always have a hard time keeping jobs for too long. I fall into heavy depression or anxiety that makes me unable to function. So it's not just the social anxiety but my depression and general anxiety.
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Old 04-14-2010  
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this is a big problem ...

i wouldn't call it anti-social, i think most people want to be social but fear the unknown and perhaps don't beleive they have the skills to take part in certain jobs...i just think the entire system of employment ads and agencies are really screwed up now days especially for graduates, it seems that companies want graduates with years of experience in the industry? and how does that work exactly unless you are lucky enough to have known someone to give you that chance at some random point in your younger days? ...ummm laughs....why bother even going to uni and tafe? (even though it was valuable and a good education, learning experience)...

i can only liken job seeking to what it was like for will smith and the pursuit of happiness, just utterly grueling uncertainty as each day passes earning little money in a low income job...not everyone experiences this..some people get lucky and have more opportunities thrown their way and that gives them experience ...but every person is unique...and so while i've had plenty of experience they have been in fairly forgettable jobs, like kitchenhand/assistant factory worker/filing admin/store associate, shelf stacking....

i have a friend who is the nicest person in the world and very talented but she has not managed to get past dead-end jobs, i mean at least they pay but there is no real future in it...this person seems confident but in terms of being in a job finds it very difficult..

i don't know if its luck, if its the intensity of applications and the effort in applying and preparing well enough for a certain type of job ...perhaps its uncertainty of what specific job is being looked for in the first place...

some people know EXACTLY what they want to do while others have a long list and don't know where to even begin...

on the flipside i've seen people come straight out of high school and found a great career path straight away that they loved ....lucky them ...so it comes down to alot of things..
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I understand how you feel I am also living with my folks.
I think that you have to keep trying. My life has never been where
I get served things on the silver plater. Oh, I have seen it happen
to many around me so many times and I have to continue to struggle.

All I can say is, keep trying and if you make a mistake at work do not
beat yourself up about it. It happens to all. The only difference is
with SA/SA or just anxiety is that people which suffer from it , that,
mistake make at work will kick in or anxiety and our already low self
worth will get hammered by our own constant judging.

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this is a big problem ...
i wouldn't call it anti-social, i think most people want to be social but fear the unknown....
True, but I think from own experience that people with anxiety worry
a lot more. As if each mistake such a person makes at work is a blow
to our already low self worth.
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Under the circumstances of having serious anxiety problems, it's a huge task to get a job, anywhere. From my previous experiences, I found it just as hard to stay in the job. I've only had one job (I'm 19), and now I'm back doing it now I'm on medications, but before, after 3 months I had to take time off due to problems getting out of control. I was losing weight, losing sleep, everything changed. I couldn't deal with anxiety attacks everytime I went in. Last week I returned to work, I feel much better and I have a new mindset. This is due to a second round of CBT, a new mindset and desire, and stable medication (beta blockers - propanolol).

If I wasn't in this situation, I'd find it extremely hard to get a job again. It's mainly the interview process and starting the job. I'd hate it, it'd cause me so many problems. I'd do it all over again if I had to, I'd have to choice but to suck up and get through it. But I understand how it makes somebody feel who suffers with these intense difficulties.
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Theres really nothing anyone here can say to change how you're feeling, but just try to remember anxiety and life are not interchangeable and you shouldnt derive your self worth and identity from the times you feel your most anxious.

Then again what the hell am I talking about, I'm not even sure.
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...i just think the entire system of employment ads and agencies are really screwed up now days especially for graduates, it seems that companies want graduates with years of experience in the industry? and how does that work exactly unless you are lucky enough to have known someone to give you that chance at some random point in your younger days? ...ummm laughs....why bother even going to uni and tafe? (even though it was valuable and a good education, learning experience)...
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I have anxiety problems to the point where if I'm getting anxiety my brain just shuts it's self off and that doesn't work with meeting new people.. lets say for a job interview or the people I'm working with. I doubt myself to the point where I make an *** out of myself. Actually I pretty much all the time over think things to the point where I don't do anything. I'm going to end up living with my mom for the rest of my life with no job.
I'm a combination of the both of you. The interview process is knocking what little self confidence I had out of me. The knock backs are making me feel worthless and are hugely depressing.

I suppose you just gotta keep at it. Like everyone keeps saying, it'll be ok in the end
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There's a lot of little things that I've changed recently. And I hope it stays that way.

One thing that I know is that if you think like that, YOU WILL END UP THAT WAY.

Nothing is going to change. Trust me. I felt the way you do now.



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One day I woke up and realized that I would rather be dead than to have, at the very least, not tried at all.
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I'm going to end up living with my mom for the rest of my life with no job.
Not going to happen, sorry, unless your mom is wealthy

Search internet for repetitive invasive thoughts, there are ways to work around it and replace imagined reality by actions. Even if your choices will be less than some other people, find something to make some income, even stuffing shelves at supermarket or making something and selling it online.

Unless you are wealthy and do not have to work for a living.
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I feel the same. I had a chat with my careers advisor and was stuck for words what job would be good for me? I didnt have a clue.

I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
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