Hello. Just recently i bought a book called
"I Don't Know What I Want But Its Not this" by Julie Jansen
its a great book. in that it stresses the importance of Self-Essessment
however during the self-assesment i realized that the book like most career self-assement books is little more biased towards the qualities of highly non-sensitive EXTROVERTS in the business world. This is not a criticisim. Its a good book and it have been very helpful. Now as marti has put it, Our culutre values these "go out and conquer the world" qualities because that's apart of what makes the U.S.A what it is.
When i realized this i decided to pick up a copy of Highly Sensitive persons workbook by Elaine Aaron. She has a chapter dedicated to highly sensitive introverts where she discusses vocation.
and she give the reader some helpful exercises. such as describing your qualities and making journal entries.
caring, tenderness, isolated, gentle, focused, loyal, passionate, angry, concientous etc.,
but it left me with the idea. How can highly sensitive people who are introverts make it out there?
but i guess my question is what are some good resources or books that give good comprehensive info about this.
ive looked at amazon.com but some the books there while they sound promising
1."200 Best Jobs for Introverts "
2. "Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person" have been given bad reviews in that they make the reader feel good
3.Careers for Introverts & Other Solitary Types
have been given bad reviews by the amazon reviewers saying that they make the reader feel good but to give the how-to info. or make poor sspamestions.
or another good example is with my family. Alot people around me have said to me "ya know brandon you're a good listener and deep thinker. you should be a teacher or a therapist."
While i do have the ability to empathize deeply with others this doesn't mean that i always want to hear the deep complex problems of strangers. Or be like a child, family, marrige counselor. Why many times a therapist merely serves the role of the referee in groups situations. or Maybe being a therapist is a complicated way of being around people who have more problems than i do and somehow i'll feel better about myself. But again this make me feel bad or confused when i think about that.
And i honestly don't feel like i am SMART enough or SUCCESSFUL or COOL enought to teach any subject matter.
So again i was wondering if anyone had any sspamestions.