Effective instructors must have several underlying qualities. They must be capable communicators who are able to break down and explain complex subjects in easily understood sentences. They must be infinitely patient. They must be sensitive to their students' needs and willing to put them above their own comfort and convenience. They must be neither prone to conflict nor shy about giving constructive criticism. They must maintain a high level of knowledge, but be humble enough to admit when they do not know something. They must be able to remain continuously vigilant while appearing calm and confident in their students' abilities. If this does not describe you, there is no shame in concluding that flight instructing is not your thing and seeking an alternate path. There are a number of other jobs open to low-time pilots: banner towing, skydiver driving, aircraft ferrying, and pipeline and fire patrol, to name a few.