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Old 07-02-2018, 05:21 AM #1
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Default How many jobs have you worked?

And what type of work do you think you could thrive..?
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:34 AM #2
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At least 5 jobs in the past 6 years. I don't have AVPD but I did neurological testing and have some avoidant traits that are found in those with AVPD. I have bipolar II and anxiety.
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Also, I think I could thrive in something I'm passionate about. I find that because of my avoidant traits I'm unable to push through days when I'm not feeling well and get to work. I don't have the motivation to deal with the anxiety and other symptoms and work at the same time. Whether true or not, I believe that if I found something compelling enough, that mattered more, I would be able to push through.
But I'm not sure that's even true.
Definitely something low stress where I'm using my strengths and being challenged a little would be a good fit for me. Also, something where I'm helping someone or feel like I'm really contributing to something.
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I'm 45, I've pretty much had a new job every couple of years. I guess I've had around 8 careers. Stayed in the last one for three years. Think that was a out two years too long. I also have two college degrees. Got a 3.97GPA cumulative on my most recent degree.
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I have had only two different jobs as an adult. I need stability and routine to feel safe.

I currently work in a warehouse. I'm overqualified for the job in terms of my education, but the position requires the minimal amount of social interaction I desire. I have been offered a few promotions but turned them down due to low self-esteem and fear of increased sociality with co-workers.

Therapy has slowly helped me become more comfortable and assertive in the workplace. Despite this, I don't think I will ever be able to hold a job that requires a great deal of interpersonal interaction, such as a manager or a teacher.
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Ive lost count.
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I can't count all of them, but as far as full-time jobs, I've had three. The others were part time when I was a student.
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Three, but only one was full time. I sucked at all three. My ideal job is one where I'm not required to socialize or do a variety of things. Variety means being put in unexpected situations which means utter confusion and inability to cope. My ideal job is one where I can do more or less the same thing every day, am not put in awkward social situations, and don't have to make decisions. But that kind of job doesn't even exist...
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30+ through the years.I tried,I really tried.
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