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Jobs For Introverted But Friendly One-On-One Types? Help!

I'm looking for a career change. I am a very focused, caring introvert, part creative and part analytical. But I'm really poor in an office environment. I hate meetings with more than 3-4 people and it's very stressful for me. I like people but I just feel that I thrive more in a one-on-one or small group setting. I work in online advertising for my company right now, and while I don't hate it and it sort of fits my personality type, the money isn't that great and I don't see myself as the "climb the corporate ladder" type. I am trying to find a career outside of the corporate office world where I may not sit at a desk all day and then have large meetings. I was looking into physical therapy assistant, massage therapist, maybe an allied health profession, or something else that is more one-on-one in nature. Any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by selma52 on Nov 22, 2014 - 16 answers

How to help a conflict-avoidant, quiet, uncommunicative student

What can a teacher do to help a conflict-avoidant, quiet, uncommunicative student be successful? [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on Nov 11, 2014 - 15 answers

What're some *quiet* bars and drinking-places in SF and the East Bay?

Looking for quiet, quiet, quiet date-y bars, lounges, and other drinking-places in SF and the East Bay (specifically Oakland or Berkeley)... [more inside]
posted by un petit cadeau on Nov 10, 2014 - 14 answers

I don't really want to be this aware of my own blood.

I sometimes like to use earplugs, but I always end up just listening to my blood loudly pulsing around in my head. This is not ideal. Does anyone have recommendations for earplugs that actually make things quiet, instead of just replacing ambient noise with the noise of my heartbeat? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Oct 29, 2014 - 13 answers

Nice quiet places to eat in Montreal

My girlfriend and I have an anniversary coming up and are looking for a nice, new to us, quiet place to have dinner. [more inside]
posted by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand on Oct 20, 2014 - 10 answers

Coffee house music in NYC? Late night coffee shops?

I've found great music and open mics in NYC, but exclusively at bars. I miss the coffee house music of my college days, where I could sip a chai instead of a beer in a laid back atmosphere. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Oct 13, 2014 - 2 answers

Quiet location to study in NYC where it's not too cold

Can anyone suggest a relatively quiet place to study(must have power socket and wifi) without loud music and not too cold? In NYC, Brooklyn or Manhattan. Preferrably can stay for long hours. NYU library is too cold due to AC temp too low. I already wear long pant and fleece jacket, just cant sit still without chills. Thanks.
posted by pack2themoon on Jun 21, 2014 - 13 answers

Where's the quietest spot in a Southwest Boeing 737?

The Googles is giving me conflicting information: where is the quietest spot on a Southwest Airlines airplane? They fly Boeing 737s (-300/-500/-700/-800, if that means anything to anyone?). Is it going to be in front of, over, or behind the wings+engine? Are there differences between wind noise and engine noise? Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal on May 30, 2014 - 7 answers

Children's story about the entire world being quiet

Help me find the name of this story I remember about a moment when everyone stops making noise at once. [more inside]
posted by grog on Mar 2, 2014 - 4 answers

How does anyone ever talk to anyone else?

I'm in a new relationship and we just had a fight that was started more or less because of an issue I've been struggling with my life: I never know what to say to people. How can I work through this issue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me sneak around.

It's getting chilly in my neighborhood, and my feet tend to get very cold. I have a new baby and am up nursing her a lot at night. I'd like to be able to sneak away after putting her down without my slippers immediately waking her up. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Oct 16, 2013 - 18 answers

Quiet place to drink, write, and read in Cambridge/Somerville MA?

I like to have a glass of whisky and read and write on weekday evenings. I'm looking for quiet bars (or licensed cafes) where I can hole up with a laptop and/or book. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 2, 2013 - 11 answers

I want a QUIET dehumidifier...which won't catch on fire.

The title says it all. EVERY SINGLE dehumidifier I have for my personal use, as well as the ones we use at my workplace's records storage rooms have now been recalled. Has anyone used anything worth buying? I want one which is quiet and will auto-restart/retain settings after a power failure [more inside]
posted by OTA on Sep 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Quiet place to meet for 5-10 people in SF/ Oakland/ Berkeley for cheap

I am looking for suggestions for spots in San Francisco or East Bay, public transportation accessible, for folks to meet up for a small, professional meet-up group. [more inside]
posted by ethel on Aug 27, 2013 - 5 answers

How to fix the LOUD and the quiet on my TV?

When I watch a movie on my TV, the audio is very LOUD and the dialogue is often quiet. I have to turn up the volume--way up--to hear dialogue and then BAM! An action scene with lots of explosions and heavy music forces me to turn it way down. The constant switching drives me nuts! [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Writing spot in Lower Manhattan or upper Brooklyn

When I lived in Chicago, there was a great late-night coffee shop called New Wave Cafe in Logan Square that was perfect for after-work writing. I've been having a hard time finding a similar spot since moving to NYC. It doesn't need to be a coffee shop, but it does need to be well-lit enough that I can read, and calm enough that I won't be seen as preventing the establishment from doing business. Bonus points if the place has a neighborhood-y feel with a friendly staff. I live in Greenpoint, work in SoHo, and usually commute via bicycle over the Williamsburg Bridge. Any suggestions, Metafilter?
posted by eustacescrubb on Mar 31, 2013 - 12 answers

Quiet venue for a Wednesday night date in Tempe?

I asked out a cute person, and he said yes, but... where do I want to go tomorrow night? Looking for someplace quietish (not too crowded, quiet enough so we don't have to yell at each other, and could maybe play a game of Scrabble), pretty casual (not overly-romantic), and pretty cheap. Could just be a drink or coffee, doesn't have to be a restaurant.
posted by emumimic on Feb 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Best white noise solution

What is the best white noise app or machine for a workplace that requires a more sound proof solution to normal ambient noise in an office. [more inside]
posted by MT on Feb 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Quiet (not just empty) bar in Philadelphia?

Can you recommend a quiet (but not simply empty) bar in Philadelphia? My gf and I have trouble talking and hearing over the music at most places. If you've ever been to Burp Castle in NY you know what my ideal bar is like (monk costumes optional). [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Dec 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Affordable bedroom-quiet mini-fridge with a freezer?

I have an old hand-me-down mini-fridge in my bedroom that I use to store cold water and medications. Husband for Christmas thoughtfully bought me a new one with a freezer compartment so that I could keep ice packs up in our bedroom as well, yay! We plugged it in Christmas afternoon and disaster: new one is SO LOUD! Let it settle through the day, but both had awful trouble getting to sleep, and he ended up getting up in the middle of the night and just unplugging it because it kept on cycling in a frequent pattern that he couldn't handle. Looking for recommendations because it turns out that every fridge for sale on the internet has least one review saying it's WHISPER SILENT and another saying it's THE LOUDEST EVER. [more inside]
posted by laeren on Dec 27, 2012 - 9 answers

All I want for Xmas is airport peace, quiet and wifi

How can one keep sane with a 6 (six) hour layover in Detroit airport during the Xmas travel rush? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 12, 2012 - 20 answers

Where to get a quietclassy drink in DC?

I'm looking for a quiet and classy hotel lobby in DC where a couple can have a drink tonight. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Nov 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for phone with missed call notification.

Looking for a phone (landline or cell) with a missed call notification. [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Nov 16, 2012 - 15 answers

how do i integrate myself into a brand new friend group?

how do i integrate myself into a brand new friend group? [more inside]
posted by humiliated_grape on Nov 5, 2012 - 17 answers

Is there a quiet restaurant out there?

Do quiet restaurants and bars exist? Any recommendations wanted. [more inside]
posted by JanetLand on Oct 6, 2012 - 20 answers

Alarm clock recommendation

Help a picky person find an alarm clock? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Sep 18, 2012 - 5 answers

vacationing with my phone

Seeking hotel recommendations in either the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Aug 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Low-key in lower city

NYC: Low-key non-dive downtown Friday night bar? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on May 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Meditation for busy parents?

How do I find a time and place for meditation as a parent? [more inside]
posted by dylan20 on May 17, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me keep my Workstation quiet!!

I like to keep my home office incredibly devoid of machine noise. To that end, other than my sound system (where I choose the noise), my workstation consists of 1.) A Mac mini running Lion Server on Raid 0 3.5" drives (2 x 500GB) and 2.)A Lacie quadra 1TB drive doing Firewire 800 Time Machine backups every hour (I put up with the Tsk, Tsk, Tsk, every hour without being annoyed). I need more storage, but don't want to increase the (lack of) noise factor... [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on May 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Quiet bar or restaurant in central Toronto that doesn't play music?

Quiet bar or restaurant in central Toronto that doesn't play music? [more inside]
posted by JPDD on May 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me build the quietest gaming desktop system, pro favor.

Help me build the quietest gaming desktop system, pro favor. [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Mar 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Quiet hard drive enclosures

Any recommendations for quiet eSATA two- or four-hard drive enclosure that supports RAID 0/1? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 20, 2012 - 14 answers

Make me Deaf

How can I effectively deafen myself [more inside]
posted by Query on Feb 29, 2012 - 20 answers

Quietest, calmest, most self-sufficient breeds of large dog for a person who doesn't like dogs?

I do not want a dog but I'm considering getting one. What kinds would be most quiet, self-sufficient, and non-active? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 - 81 answers

So you can probably guess what my New Year's resolution is going to be...

I have two 25-lb. dumbbells and typical living room furniture. I need to workout - strength building, not cardio, for this question. Difficulty level: I can't make much noise, because my two-year-old will be asleep in the next room. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Dec 29, 2011 - 11 answers

Quiet keyboard?

Help me find a quiet keyboard [more inside]
posted by SevenSpirits on Dec 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Would you prefer I start shouting?

Others describe me as "quiet". Is there something wrong with how I interact with others? [more inside]
posted by wansac on Dec 7, 2011 - 37 answers

What? I can't hear you over the sound of the CPU fan!

The target: massive data-sets requiring week-long number crunching. The need: serious desktop processing power with fat memory pipelines. The catch: must be rigged for silent (or near-silent) running. [more inside]
posted by jpolchlopek on Oct 21, 2011 - 24 answers

Looking for a shady, quiet spot near water to relax around the SF Bay

Any SF Bay Area'ers know a good place to hang out by a little creek or by the ocean in the shade all day and just relax, have a picnic, nap or read? Maybe play some music at a low volume? [more inside]
posted by missy_b on Sep 23, 2011 - 11 answers

Quiet hair clippers for one year old

What's the best quiet set of hair clippers for cutting a one-year-old's hair? [more inside]
posted by mistersix on Sep 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Romantic bars in Chicago?

Anyone know of a romantic bar in Chicago to go for after-dinner drinks on a Friday night? [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Sep 4, 2011 - 8 answers

I have ear pain in quiet rooms at any little noise.

It's only in my left ear, and mostly only when the room is very quiet. At first it would only happen in the car after we turned the engine off. Now it happens all the time at home if I don't have music on to drown out small noises like my typing or talking or the pings of IMs. [more inside]
posted by Charybdis on Aug 13, 2011 - 9 answers

My girlfriend is quiet

I'm chatty. She is quiet. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by pauldonato on Jun 26, 2011 - 47 answers

How can I underclock the CPU in Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro?

How can I underclock the CPU in my Macbook Pro (2010) in Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on May 21, 2011 - 7 answers

SHHHHHH!!!!!!

I have moved to the loudest place on earth. Help me not lose my mind. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty on Mar 3, 2011 - 19 answers

Have they invented the snorkel-microphone yet?

Privacy-preserving microphone: does this product exist yet? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Dec 15, 2010 - 4 answers

undergrads make me scream

Help me get away from the undergrads [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2010 - 32 answers

stfu air conditioner!

How to quiet down our AC window unit that seems to make an entire wall resonate? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Sep 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Quiet, peaceful escape near Vancouver

Where to go for a quiet budget vacation near Vancouver at end of August? [more inside]
posted by Listener on Aug 17, 2010 - 14 answers

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