4 Best Career Choices If You’re an Introvert

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Authored by Claire Small
Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 - 12:12pm

If you don’t like spending time with people and feel much more comfortable in your own room, that probably means you’re an introvert. A lot of the time, introverts function better on their own, without peer pressure and constant forced chatting with colleagues. Futile conversations and everyday human contact tend to tire them. Check out our list below and see which of these jobs is the perfect one for you.

Bookkeeping

Working independently is an introvert's strong suit, so, of course, the first option for an introverted person is an occupation that includes books and numbers. A bookkeeper is always meticulous and pays attention to detail. Even though a career in bookkeeping can be tiring because even a small mistake can cause a lot of confusion and problems, you have all the time in the world for double-checking and you actually have the opportunity to work at your own pace. 

Translating

Again, a business depends on your expertise and skills, but you can work either from home or in the office, depending on your mood. It is not a creative occupation per se, but requires you to think critically and come up with various translating equivalents. This is a great job for introverts because they usually rely on themselves and their knowledge and can work around the clock to complete the project. However, simultaneous translation is extremely difficult and requires extremely high levels of mental alertness, which can be too much pressure for an introvert.

Librarian

If you are quiet, shy and awkward in daily conversations, this might be a career for you. There are introverts who like the presence of other people, but don’t want to be pressured to interact with them. For these particular personality types, the combination of being surrounded both by books and people all day long, is just what they need to thrive and excel in their career. There is just enough contact with others not to feel overwhelmed, and still you have your own responsibilities and time for yourself. Apart from being a pleasant person, you have to have strong organization and time-management skills, to help people find information and organize the material.

Writer

Creating original pieces from scratch demands a lot of creativity and mind work which is time-consuming. Communication with others is usually through social media or e-mails, so you can reduce the contact with others to a minimum, if that’s your desire. Sometimes, writing can put a lot of pressure on a person, since they can experience “writer’s block” which leads to frustration and losing self-esteem. Think long and hard before taking up this career, because you don’t want to invest time and years in something you are not ready to apply yourself to.

Introverts shouldn’t be forced to fit the mould, but rather adapt the job to their personalities and needs. How do you make a job more interesting?  What job on the list seems like something you could do every day? Tell us all about it in the comment section below.