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Old 04-29-2009  
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I am new to this forum and was just wondering what types of jobs people on here have. I have a really hard time talking to people but I really need to work. I know there aren't many jobs where you don't have to talk to anyone. People that aren't shy say just go out there and do it, it'll get better. They just don't understand.
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um.. author, artist, cleaner (janitor, maid, gardener), secretary maybe, photographer, stocker at walmart or target or something. UPS (great job lots of benifits), library, cook. Hotel maid or something.

Almost every place has some aspect of work where you are not working with the people. You could work at a restaurant as a busser or a cook or cleaner.. there is always a part of the industry where you don't come in contact with people or usually
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right well I don't know how old she is or what kind of job so i tried to list long term and short term jobs
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I work in a huge room filled with people. I have to deal with them on a daily basis. Just because you're not dealing with the general public, doesn't mean you're not required to interact with your co-workers. I think, unless you manage to pull off something like lighthouse keeper, cemetery caretaker or professional hermit, you're going to have to accept that some interaction is unavoidable. On a positive note, you'll get really good at feigning interest, sincerity and empathy for everyone around you. You gotta fake it to make it.

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I work in a huge room filled with people. I have to deal with them on a daily basis. Just because you're not dealing with the general public, doesn't mean you're not required to interact with your co-workers. I think, unless you manage to pull of something like lighthouse keeper, cemetery caretaker or professional hermit, you're going to have to accept that some interaction is unavoidable. On a positive note, you'll get really good at feigning interest, sincerity and empathy for everyone around you. You gotta fake it to make it.
I realize that socializing with people is inevitable, but the level of interaction among people does make a hell of a difference.
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Oh, for sure. When I'm forced to attend meetings and sit in on presentations I get all twitchy and weird, so minimising the level of interaction is a priority. Walking around listening to an iPod helps a lot incidentally. You're existing on your own mental plane, and everyone else just sort of fades into the background.
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Perf, just because you have to deal with people on a regular basis at work doesn't mean it's not a good idea for people like us to attempt to seek jobs that would better accommodate our personalities. There are plenty of jobs out there that provide a solitary work experience, and if that's the type of job a person prefers, why not try to find one?


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Perf, just because you have to deal with people on a regular basis at work doesn't mean it's not a good idea for people like us to attempt to seek jobs that would better accommodate our personalities. There are plenty of jobs out there that provide a solitary work experience, and if that's the type of job a person prefers, why not try to find one?
Sure. People can choose to work in any environment they so desire. What I'm saying is that even if you do have a job where you're surrounded by people, there are ways to minimise the stress associated with that, and perhaps hiding away from everyone isn't going to do a whole lot to alleviate your condition. That is the goal here, right? To try and work through our collective neuroses and change for the better? Because that's probably not going to happen if you're deliberately isolating yourself. Just my two cents.
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kennel assist at a vet clinic...i hardly ever talk to people
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Psychiatry! You get to deal with people just like you!
I'm thinking about majoring in psychology in college... if i ever make it to college ._.
which i will. hopefully.

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i want the kind of job that allows me to have my own little quiet corner where people can just leave me alone but i dont think there's anything like that... i'll never be able to find a job... *cries*
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i want the kind of job that allows me to have my own little quiet corner where people can just leave me alone but i dont think there's anything like that... i'll never be able to find a job... *cries*
me too....
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most jobs require communication skills and the ability to function as a team, sorry op i dont know what job would you'll be qualify for. well, i use to be that shy guy once but i grow out of it "abit". you'll grow out of shyness once you start working in a more interactive enviroment and start socializing with others, unless you just want to stay shy that is totally up to you.
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I wish there was a way I can live and not have to work. Well there is a way. But that's only if I live with someone else supporting me or stealing something.
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The thing is most people don't plan on being janitors for the rest of their lives. So I think that one is pretty much out of the question. I've been interested in law and criminal justice since I was like 15. At initially wanted to be a juvenile probation officer. But then I realized I needed excellent people skills to do that job.
Right now, I'd be thrilled to find a job as a janitor lol. I'm going to school to become a librarian, but would love to have a job-- like a janitor-- which required minimum social interaction, in the meantime. Though it certainly wouldn't be good for long term (for me), it would be a good job to hold someone over til they can figure out something better to do with their lives.

Plus, for some people, just being a janitor is good enough for them.

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Sure. People can choose to work in any environment they so desire. What I'm saying is that even if you do have a job where you're surrounded by people, there are ways to minimise the stress associated with that, and perhaps hiding away from everyone isn't going to do a whole lot to alleviate your condition. That is the goal here, right? To try and work through our collective neuroses and change for the better? Because that's probably not going to happen if you're deliberately isolating yourself. Just my two cents.
I want as little interaction with people as possible at work, but I don't want to isolate myself from society as a whole. Work (and having to interact) is the biggest stressor in my life. I can deal with my life outside work, no matter how painful it is. Even my own psychiatrist admitted to me, that he doesn't even want to think about working in the same room together with other people.

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most jobs require communication skills and the ability to function as a team, sorry op i dont know what job would you'll be qualify for. well, i use to be that shy guy once but i grow out of it "abit". you'll grow out of shyness once you start working in a more interactive enviroment and start socializing with others, unless you just want to stay shy that is totally up to you.
I respectfully disagree. Things will not get better if you "expose" yourself. That's a myth. It may be true for some but not for everyone. The more I'm exposed to a more interactive environment, the WORSE I feel, and the more depressed I become. This is a fact, I'm old enough to know this from experience...

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I want to lose my shyness, though for me it's tiring to keep talking to and interacting with people so I'd rather work on my own.

Partially why I want to be a journalist is the fact that teamwork isn't really required.
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I will be satified what ever can get me to pay my bills. have a computer with internet and buy stuff for art
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I will be satified what ever can get me to pay my bills. have a computer with internet and buy stuff for art
That's exactly how I feel! I don't need lots of money, I just want to be able to pay the bills, keep my internet working and buy art supplies (with some pennies left for chocolate and whisky, haha!)
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