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What is the best career for a person with social anxiety problems?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph Boland
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tx before decision
Rather than let your anxiety dictate your career, you may want to find a psychologist who specializes in structured cognitive behavioral therapy so you can learn to understand and control you anxiety instead of letting it control you.
It may be easier to pick a career that avoids social contact but it may be more rewarding in the long run to learn skills to become anxiety free.

In brief: Tx before decision
Rather than let your anxiety dictate your career, you may want to find a psychologist who specializes in structured cognitive behavioral therapy so you can learn to understand and control you anxiety instead of letting it control you.
It may be easier to pick a career that avoids social contact but it may be more rewarding in the long run to learn skills to become anxiety free.
Dr. Joseph Boland
Dr. Joseph Boland
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not answerable
Obviously, there are too many factors to consider when a person pursues a career path.
But it may help you to know that people with social anxiety often function very well when they have a specific role, meaning they have standing, purpose & function in a work setting. That is especially true if their position/role is clear -eg, a uniform, a station, a nametag, etc, that makes it clear what they do.

In brief: Not answerable
Obviously, there are too many factors to consider when a person pursues a career path.
But it may help you to know that people with social anxiety often function very well when they have a specific role, meaning they have standing, purpose & function in a work setting. That is especially true if their position/role is clear -eg, a uniform, a station, a nametag, etc, that makes it clear what they do.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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