I used to be a regular visitor of this site as planning has always been the most interesting thing in the world to me. I ended up changing my mind, however, when I learned of the politics involved, as well as the whole thing with giving presentations and dealing with angry people. That's just terrifying. I'm very introverted (INTP on myers-briggs) and don't know if I could handle these aspects of being a planner, even though the study of cities and how they are designed is so freaking fascinating to me.
I ended up changing my major to computer science as I am used to working at a computer (GIS person for 7 years) and like the fact that I dont' have to deal with people very often. I basically gave up on planning for the reasons stated above.
So, I was looking at the regional planning agency's website today and it reminded me just how much I love this subject. I thought, "Might as well go ask around and see"... which led me back to good ol' cyburbia.org
Is there a planning related profession (besides GIS) that someone like me would be comfortable? Just figured I'd give it one more shot as it's not too late to change back to Public Administration on my degree plan.