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The Best Career Jobs for Introverts and Extroverts

The Best Career Jobs for Introverts and Extroverts

This post was originally written (By Jillian Kramer)

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Some individuals are introverted, more shy, calm and introspective,  these set of people expel energy to be in the gathering of people. While others are more extroverted, more talkative,sociable, and energized by being around others, which ever of the above categorization one falls in, career possibilities are endless just for you.

The best jobs for introverts

 Creative fields: Introverts who are creative can be well-suited for fields and positions that require lots of room for imagination, working as entrepreneurs, or graphic designers. For example, introverts might love being a  content writer. Writing well requires both creativity and close attention to details. Writers often prefer to work alone so they can concentrate their efforts on researching, writing, and editing.

Freelance work: Introverts who are self-starters and need less external motivation and validation than extroverts, they often excel in freelance positions or roles that requires working alone or unsupervised, such as graphic designers.

Highly technical work: Some introverts prefer to think things over and take a more thorough approach to their work. These kinds of introverts tend to find success in industries and roles that  do with problem solving. For example, an introvert might like to work as a  food scientist, a job that requires a lot of creativity, research, and problem solving.

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The best jobs for extroverts

Risk-driven work: Extroverts might have a higher tolerance for risk than introverts. And so, extroverts who enjoy trying new things, taking calculated risks, and driving innovation and company growth will likely thrive in roles like stock traders and investors. An extrovert might be happy as a sales representative,  because relationship building and persuasion lie at the heart of sales representative.

Network-heavy work: Some fields require more networking  than others, so extroverts who prefer social settings and enjoy talking to others often excel in these types of jobs. A human resources position could also be perfect for an extrovert. Human resources is a social field, the job demands working well with others, from facilitating new hires to handling conflicts and providing mentorship and guidance.

Quickly-changing fields: Extroverts who are excited by change tend to do better in fields that require learning new things as they arise. A job that could be appropriate for an extrovert might be working as a financial advisor as the financial industry often revolves around change and offers other opportunities for extroverts to excel. “Extroverts can sometimes be more confident in their own assessments of others. While some introverts may struggle to give someone advice in any area , many extroverts have the self-assurance to help others with financial planning. Additionally, financial planners often grow their business by conducting seminars, workshops, and networking.”

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Regardless of whether you identify as an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert,  there is a natural tendency  that  makes us want to act in a particular way or  help us choose the best career for our unique personality types.


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