forgot another perk to academic life: summers amount to a three month vacation.
Sabratha wrote:It will require socializing during courses or lectures, but actually it seems that its a much smaller problem for me than for other schizoids here. Maybe its because I don't expirience stress.
honestly, it doesn't feel very much like socializing. teaching is very scripted and focused on intelligent, usually interesting subject matter. it does wear me out a bit after awhile, but i find chatting with a student during office hours for 15 minutes can be more draining than giving a 75 minute lecture. thankfully the students don't come by too often.
insomniakat wrote:I've thought about getting a PHD, but I simply do not have the motivation to go through with it, nor the finances.
for me the motivation has always been the alternative. i need to be independent. i lived at home for a few months after i took my break from grad school and i was absolutely miserable. i could also never cope with a 9 to 5 routine, and i really prefer to do what i want to do, not what some boss tells me to do. i've financed it with meager t.a. pay and student loans, so i'm in a bit of debt. but it is possible to do.
it might be interesting to brainstorm about different jobs that are more "schizoid friendly" and see what we come up with.
so far people have listed:
i have friends/family members (non-schizoids) who:
*edit manuscripts and government reports
*support themselves through online retailing
i'd also imagine that being a night watch-person or doing third-shift retail stock might be more tolerable for schizoids.
a book should serve as the axe for the frozen sea within us. --kafka