best careers for introverts
Best Careers for Introverts
Are you an introvert who is looking for a career choice that suits your personality? Do you feel that the economy offers jobs that only look for people who can work in teams, have leadership qualities, be good at communication skills, and so on? If you think that there are no suitable jobs for introvert personalities, let me tell you that you are so very wrong! Read on to know how gifted you are and that there are careers that will lead you to happiness and success.
- Realistic: Introverts which fall under this category are good at jobs which have a realistic approach in life. They love to work with natural elements that involve flora and fauna. They like working with elements like wood, metal tools, and machines.
- Investigative: The investigative type introvert can go for jobs that require extreme thinking, and works for finding facts and figures based on the thinking attributes that he/she possess. Introverts definitely have the patience and the steadiness to do such kind of jobs because they gain energy from solitude and hence their mind is always searching for more.
- Artistic: Introverts tend to be very artistic because they know how to value the beauty of life and not just take things for granted. Therefore, an art career is one of the best careers for introverts. Artistically, they can contribute to jobs that involve working with forms, designs, and patterns, creating new ideas or any such work that can be done without following a clear set of rules and regulations.
- Social: This category might startle you as to why introverts who are known to have anti-social persona, would want to do a social job? I don't think introverts are anti-social. They just take time to open up and fit in. They don't mind sharing their ideas and thoughts, all they mind is the judgmental and fault-finding eyes surrounding them. The society never gives different ideas or people a chance, they (people with new ideas) need to fight and prove themselves all the time. I think jobs that involve working with people, communicating, and teaching people, will not only be challenging for introverts but if they remove the fear of judgment by others and have the power to convince and put their point forward, they can change the negative mindset and make this world a positive and better place to live in!
- Enterprising: Introverts possess various strengths such as focus, patience, and getting work done in a timely manner. All these strengths minus the fear of criticism and comments, can make them very good at jobs that involve starting up and carrying out projects. This may require leading people, making decisions, risk taking, and often dealing with businesses.
- Conventional: If you are the introvert who doesn't like to be a part of a huge group and initiate projects, if you don't like people to interfere in your work, then conventional jobs can be a good option because they involve following a set procedure and routines. It mainly includes working with data and details that are already set, unlike ideas that need to be approved!
- Writer: This is a career option that consists of mainly introverts. The best way to convey the words that you cannot speak out loud, is to pen them down. The one advantage that a writer has, is the power to reach out to so many, without imposing someone to read your thoughts. Only those readers who connect to you will be your clients. If you are among those who have a lot to tell the world but hesitate in doing so, just start penning down your thoughts and who knows, you just might be surprised to know that you connect with so many people across the globe, and that too through your writing skills. I did the same, and the feeling is incredibly satisfying.
- Actor: Steve Martin, the famous and talented actor/writer, is known to be an introvert himself. But you can't make that out when you see him on-screen, especially as The Pink Panther, can you? There are so many things that we hesitate to do 'being ourselves', but, when we are into someone else's skin, we don't mind doing them. Choosing acting as your profession would give you the freedom to play various roles and doing things which you would never do yourself, unless you are in your character. The audience will praise 'your acting' and blame 'the character'!
- Animal Keeper/Instructor/Veterinarian/Zoologist: Many of us prefer the company of animals instead of people. I am an animal lover myself and I know the amount of happiness and relief you get when you pat and cuddle them. Animals are there with you unconditionally, they don't judge you, condemn you, or criticize you. If you are an animal lover, then jobs that involve animals is a good option to consider.
- Accounting: If you are the one who doesn't like interference of team work and is happy with doing the job all by yourself in your cabin, with focus and solitude, then, accounting is a good option. Jobs like financial accounting, book-keeping, analysts can be done alone, following the set guidelines and procedures, and not having to interact with others.
- Research and Development: If you like observing things and like to go into the extreme depths of a certain topic, then research and development jobs can prove to be worth going for.
- Teacher/Professor: The best thing about teaching jobs is that you have a set schedule to follow everyday and teach as per scheduled. If you think teaching is something you want to do, go for it! Most of the teachers that I have known are introverts by nature. That is why, whatever they speak, holds a meaning. A good teacher isn't the one who teaches through elaborating a lot, it is the one that explains with a meaningful sense.
- Painter/Sculptor/Exhibitionist: Introverts tend to speak less, not because they want to, but because they don't get a chance to. Hence, they look for other means to express themselves, means like writing, painting, sculpting, etc. If you don't want to do all of this but have an 'eye for the art', then you can become an exhibitionist.
- Consultant: Solitude gives the strength of observing and finding detail solution to situations, therefore, another career option would be becoming a consultant, the kind, totally depends on your personal interests.
- Healthcare: The healthcare sector offers the most top rated careers for introverts among others. This includes career options like pharmacists, technologist, health information technicians, doctors, nutritionist, and so on.
- Architecture/Landscape Architecture/Interior Designer: If you are fascinated with good interiors and have the creativity factor in you, then you can go for these career options. Landscape architecture is something that will give you an opportunity to create your own masterpiece using nature. After all, an introvert personality is the one whose actions speak louder than words.
- Dancer/Singer: As I mentioned earlier, any art form that gives you a freedom to express your inner self, is worth choosing as a career. If you prefer to sing instead of saying, and dance to show how you feel, then what are you waiting for? Go and follow your heart.
- Be Your Own Boss: After going through the aforementioned career options, if you still feel that you just don't fit into any of these career options, then why don't you be your own boss and start something from home. One of my very good friend is an introvert. She tried working in companies but she just couldn't fit in. She always had a passion for cooking. She is really good at making chocolates and cakes and now she is doing it professionally! You think you have some talent that you can turn into a career? Why not give it a serious career-oriented thought?