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What Jobs can I work as Exposure Therapy against Social Anxiety?


I thought about doing a part-time job in a clothing store, but there surely must be more effective jobs. Where you have to talk on a personal level with complete strangers.
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I recommend the evening shift at a coffee shop. Customers who come during that time of day are usually in a relaxed mood and it's much less frenetic.
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Any job where you're expected to talk complete strangers on a sales floor into buying something will challenge your SA, so a job in retail clothing sounds like a good job if you want to challenge yourself. (Counter positions, like fast food, are less of a challenge socially, though the pace is typically faster.) I did floor sales as part of my job for 13 years. On busy nights, I'd have to strike up conversations with dozens of complete strangers (most of whom had no desire to talk to me).

You might also consider volunteering if you're just looking for a challenge and don't depend on the money. A lot of volunteer positions revolve around socializing, such as with children, the elderly, in hospitals, etc.

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I would think a personal door greeter / receipt checker would be a good one to start off with.

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Delivery man / mail man.

I did this for a while and its really a ****ty job, but I found it was the perfect amount of social interaction and pushed me out of my comfort zone a bunch of times, and resulted in building my confidence.
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thank yall for your answers!!!
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Yeah I'd say delivery, that's the main job I've ever done.






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