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February 22, 2008 6:31 AM Subscribe
What jobs out there involve complete isolation?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (26 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I don't like being around people, and find that I don't miss human contact no matter how long I go without. I'm not any kind of a misanthrope, I just have severe social phobia, get a lot of panic attacks, and strongly prefer solitude. This is generally regarded as a character flaw that needs fixing, but there has to be work out there where it becomes a useful skill, right?
I'm hoping for practical answers rather than ChatFilter. I'm just as familiar with the South Pole, the International Space Station and that spooky old lighthouse as anyone else, but I don't know how one actually becomes a creepy old Antarctic lighthouse keeper. In space.