What jobs/careers would be perfect for someone with social anxiety?
I don't mind being in the same room with one or two people at the same time, or possibly five or more if I know them very well, but I prefer to be alone at all times. I CAN work with other people though, just not too many. If you have personal experience with social anxiety, which job or career would you recommend? I'm looking for as many suggestions as possible.
Asked By: . - 7/21/2011
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I have SA pretty bad. I've had quite a few jobs, 've always struggled but always got through it. Remember that. I trained as a volkswagen mechanic for 4 years, i was never comfortable with everyone there and would get pretty nervous when talking to customers. I worked on road works doing traffic control, all day I... More
Answered By: MattyD - 7/21/2011
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I also have social anxiety, i find it difficult to be sociable with everybody and i'm scared that some will think i'm rude for not being jolly all the time. Sometimes i think the best job would be call centre as you know you have to pick up the phone and talk to people which could help make you more at ease. I feel it... More
Answered By: Gemzee - 7/21/2011
I have some social anxiety. I work as a graphic/web designer. I don't think I can ever become an art director or manager since they require people skills which I don't have. You can work in any office job like IT, accounting, computer programmer, graphic/web design, etc with social anxiety.
Answered By: clayjar_azn - 7/21/2011
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