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    Careers for those who don't enjoy 'problem-solving'.

    Hello all,

    I've had a long think of various careers and hobbies I could specialise in, but they all resulted in immediate burn-out and a lack of general interest. I've always been quite 'tech-handy', but not in the 'understand what is going on underneath the framework' sort of thing. I am just quite good at using technology.

    So obviously everyone comes up with the idea of "Study IT, or programming!" However, I do no enjoy the process of problem-solving. It frustrates me to death. When I attempted to 'program', or learn HTML for web design - I wanted to tear my hair out by the shear banality of it.

    Sadly...I don't really have any other skills apart from the ability to 'use' technology. I have no degree and generally struggle learning things. I don't know if I have a learning disability, or anything, or perhaps just a low IQ.

    Are there any suggestions of jobs that do not require 'much' problem-solving ability?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melancholia View Post
    Hello all,

    I've had a long think of various careers and hobbies I could specialise in, but they all resulted in immediate burn-out and a lack of general interest. I've always been quite 'tech-handy', but not in the 'understand what is going on underneath the framework' sort of thing. I am just quite good at using technology.

    So obviously everyone comes up with the idea of "Study IT, or programming!" However, I do no enjoy the process of problem-solving. It frustrates me to death. When I attempted to 'program', or learn HTML for web design - I wanted to tear my hair out by the shear banality of it.

    Sadly...I don't really have any other skills apart from the ability to 'use' technology. I have no degree and generally struggle learning things. I don't know if I have a learning disability, or anything, or perhaps just a low IQ.

    Are there any suggestions of jobs that do not require 'much' problem-solving ability?
    What separates your "use" of technology of the general population?

    Simply put, people hire someone to solve a problem they have, you have to figure out your value proposition.

    Also what was the cause of burnout?

    What are your general interests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post

    What separates your "use" of technology of the general population?

    Simply put, people hire someone to solve a problem they have, you have to figure out your value proposition.

    Also what was the cause of burnout?

    What are your general interests?
    Nothing separates me from the populace. I am just good at using Google for solving issues. I don't have anything special about me to be honest. I am not degree educated, and I have never really learnt any special skill.

    I don't really have many interests. Just passive consumerist culture. Listening to music, watching Netflix, etc.

    Just a general lack of interest. I am more interested in the 'idea' of things, rather than the reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melancholia View Post
    Nothing separates me from the populace. I am just good at using Google for solving issues. I don't have anything special about me to be honest. I am not degree educated, and I have never really learnt any special skill.

    I don't really have many interests. Just passive consumerist culture. Listening to music, watching Netflix, etc.

    Just a general lack of interest. I am more interested in the 'idea' of things, rather than the reality.
    What separates the problem solving you mention here from the programming type of problem solving?

    If I go by the labels and the stereotypes, being INFP means you have stuff you love and hate. What happened to that?

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    Some type of information management position seems like a good fit for you. IM involves basic computer usage, like someone who enters customer information in a database or looks up that information. Or someone who reads the online orders for a business and sends the order to the warehouse for packing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melancholia View Post
    Are there any suggestions of jobs that do not require 'much' problem-solving ability?
    Manual labour, crafts, translating (if you know languages), artistic careers, being mechanic, cooking careers, becoming a businessperson (shit ton of problem solving, but most of it doesn't require much of specific knowledge), cashier, driver (any kind), maid.

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    This hurt to read cause I've been there buddy.

    You need to cultivate a strong sense of self. You need to tell yourself you can do things, as they come up, because you're capable. Once you start thinking of how you solve problems when it's not right there in front of you it can become overwhelming. You think of all the hard work it takes to get to understanding something and you overwhelm yourself.

    Not understanding something is normal in the learning process. Trust yourself a little better and have more patience. Don't let anyone get impatient with you. You won't be scared of failure the more you fine tune your approach to anything.

    IQ and intelligence is a social construct. Nobody really knows how it functions. So let go of your idea of intelligence. You're human, you're built to problem solve. See a therapist if you can afford it if you think this may be a learning disability.

    Maybe this is something that someone reinforced in your past. Maybe you didn't get enough encouragement. But you're not stupid. Humans are smart so they can survive, you have the same brain as everyone else. Neuroplasticity proves this.

    Look into ADHD with your doctor.

    Also I'd say look deep into your childhood and try to figure out what things you were naturally drawn to. Those seeds get planted pretty early. Robert Green talks about this in his book Mastery. This shit helped me a lot, eventually, when I fully appreciate what it meant to learn something. He gives you the steps that could potentially help you go all the way into understanding things.

    Empower yourself brother.
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