Originally Posted by 4seasons
Have you tried working in a job with customer service?
Yeah I've tried working with customer service for a while. Rather than help me become more comfortable around people it was destructive to my self-confidence to the point where I couldn't even function at work. I didn't and couldn't get anything done. Not that I really expected working in these places to be something that would help me adjust to working highly social environments (that works for some people and not for others) but I figured I'd give it a try. But pretty soon everyday became nothing more than anxiety about going to work, greater anxiety on the way there, and crippling anxiety when I arrived. I'm sure others can relate.
After a while it felt like such a pointless exercise in futility that I became depressed enough to lose sight of any purpose whatsoever in life. What I thought would be a step forward for me turned out to be 20 steps back.