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Readers Respond: Unconventional Jobs for Unconventional People

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For many gifted people, the idea of working from nine to five (or more) in an office is unappealing. Or working for someone else is not a pleasant thought. Or maybe they don't like the idea of being constrained indoors. Or maybe they can't decide on which interest to pursue and want to find a way to combine interests. Trying to find the right career isn't always easy for gifted teens, and sometimes it takes some unconventional ways of thinking about it. What ideas do you have for careers?

Further education and careers.

As a young person considered to be "gifted", I have experience of common interests shared by many G&T teens. One predominant interest, possibly resulting from the social issues experienced by such children, is that of psychology and social science - discovering why they and the people around them function/act/think as they do, and what makes them 'tick'. Social science satisfies the child's need for abstract concepts and observational practices, whilst also contributing positively to their social development and self-exploration. It also allows them to utilise the large and varied interest/skills base acquired by so many G&T pupils by the time they reach their teens. Furthermore, the university options for such subjects are often very versatile and numerous. Social science subjects are often offered in combination with other subjects - such as Anthropology & Archaeology or Psychology & Philosophy - or even as a combined honours degree in which the student can choose their combination.
—Guest EmJay

Linguistics+Music

Sometimes I like to write music in other languages (especially languages created by Mark Rosenfelder). One could also write music in one's own language.
—Setsuka
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