Often suggestions are made that people who have social anxiety should work at particular kinds of jobs - for example, those that involve working with numbers, animals or objects instead of people. Some such jobs are:
- software engineer
- animal care
- graphic design
On the other hand, do you think it would it be better for someone with SAD to take a job that challenges their phobia - such as a salesperson? Best-selling author Robert Kiyosaki has written about taking a job as a salesperson at Xerox to help overcome his fear of rejection.
I think both kinds of jobs can have their place. The more important question is whether anxiety is preventing you from doing something that you would really like to do.
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