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Old 04-29-2009  
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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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Old 04-30-2009  
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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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Old 05-01-2009  
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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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