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Old 02-08-2010
 

maybe we can start a list of all the jobs/careers we've thought of doing that don't require people skills.

my current favorite = Farmer.

tried screenwriting but failed.
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That's a bad approach to life. How are you supposed to learn people skills if you align yourself and your life in such a way that you minimize interpersonal contact? That's never going to lead to lasting happiness or success.
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Old 02-08-2010
 

"jobs that don't require people skills" i reckon klytus would be first in the que
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"jobs that don't require people skills" i reckon klytus would be first in the que
well really thats some attitude you have there mr real or did i mean klytus
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no!!!!! aye!!!!!! no!!!!! on second thoughts AYE!!!
if you klytus is such an expert on stuff! why are you here???????
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no!!!!! aye!!!!!! no!!!!! on second thoughts AYE!!!
if you klytus is such an expert on stuff! why are you here???????
I don't need to be an expert to know that running away is never going to help people here with their issues.
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I don't need to be an expert to know that running away is never going to help people here with their issues.
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klytus it's not a bad thing to work without a lot of human interaction. He can be social after work or at least work to get some money to get better medication or something like that.
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klytus it's not a bad thing to work without a lot of human interaction. He can be social after work or at least work to get some money to get better medication or something like that.
That's certainly not what this is about.
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That's certainly not what this is about.
hey in not having a dig at you mate , but i do think your posts are a little harsh sometimes thats all ... just your opinion i guess ..
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That's part of his rugged, analytical, semi-critical charm though! Klytus wouldn't be Klytus if he didn't, well, do Klytus-y things!

I don't think he's saying to intentionally search out socially strenuous occupations, but not to let social anxiety be the deciding factor in what you become. Don't let the anxiety define you. If you always wanted to be a primatologist, but social anxiety drives you to be the solitary lighthouse keeper instead... you've basically given yourself over, wholly, to the enemy.

How would you feel about yourself after that? You'd have defined your entire being as "anxious" ... everything about you would reflect that. What chances would there be of tackling the problem then? That's not to mention the deterioration of social skills that would result from isolation, making it even harder to function with others.

If you honestly have always wanted to be a night watchman, gravedigger or toll booth operator, then go for it! If you want to be something, don't let social anxiety keep you back. Be what you think would make you happiest, not what seems easiest. Fight the good fight, shoot for the stars, man! You can do it!
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That's certainly not what this is about.
Tell me, do you have any problem with the people of this forum? Are you angry or something? You tend to reply with hostility sometimes. Maybe I should remind you that this is a forum with many people, you will find a lot of opinions and not all of them will be the same as yours, not everyone will think like you. Just a reminder...
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Even an independent farmer still has to sell his crops, negotiate prices, deal with banks, etc. It's not all working in the fields you know.

There really are no jobs that don't require people skills. The closest I know is a girl I know who does data entry for medical insurance somethingorother. She works from home on her computer. If I remember right she said that requires a two year program of school first.
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Humans can adapt to almost everything. I personally like a lot of things and I could work almost anything. But I have to choose one thing if I want to achieve something. I like working in the garden, but I like sitting at laptop too. These are totally different things and both have pluses and minuses. I don't think there is a perfect job which you really really want. Just the society pushes to have one, because "you have to be good at something". Look how many people want to try everything. Some people quit jobs after a couple of month and do something else. I don't see what's wrong in choosing from the list.
I don't have anything against anyone, just trying to express my opinion
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That's a bad approach to life. How are you supposed to learn people skills if you align yourself and your life in such a way that you minimize interpersonal contact? That's never going to lead to lasting happiness or success.
I think there are other ways to develop people skills and have whatever amount of social interaction is optimal for you (which for some may be zero) through means other than your career/occupation. For some, the pressure from having to be social outside of work is enough without having economic pressure on top of it- i.e., if I suck at interacting with people, not only will I be lonely, but I'll also be broke.

I also agree with hippiechild's comments- don't let SA keep you from doing something that you really love.
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Old 02-08-2010
 

Klytus - I agree with the others - lighten up dude. my post was meant as a bit of fun and to see if anyone actually had done this, as I have. I know there are no jobs that don't require some human interaction but being socially avoidant I have wrestled with this issue my whole adult life.
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Old 02-09-2010
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I suspect a lot of Social Phobics have dreamed of inheriting or winning lots of money and then just becoming a complete recluse in peace.

As for jobs, Night Security Guard has to be high on the list. My favourite is that job on the railroads where you have your own little house and you pull various levers and open gates when required.
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Old 02-09-2010
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Night shift security guard. But after a few months of that u will feel like u live in a world all alone. U are alone at work and when u go home everyone else is at work and when u wake people are getting home from work and u just get more alone and alone till u cry.
hey i did that for a few months , god i hated it being all on my own all the time , well i did have an alsation dog for company , god i loved that dog , i got so board i used to talk to the dog all the time , that dog knows more about me than any human on earth , i swear a few times he looked at me as if to say ..... jesus dont you ever shut up
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