The 6 Best Jobs for Introverts
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If you’re an introvert, the idea of a typical nine-to-five office job—with all the meetings and presentations and networking events—sounds like torture. Luckily, there are a ton of careers that cater to an introvert’s preferences. Here, six of the best.
Freelancers are their own bosses, and can usually work from home. That kind of autonomy is gold for introverts, who get hives just thinking about team brainstorming sessions or office happy hours. One caveat: In order to form connections with contract employers, you will have to do a little marketing of yourself up front. Once you line up some steady gigs, though, you’re pretty much on your own.
Social Media Manager
It might seem contradictory that a job with “social” in its title would be ideal for introverts, but the thing is, private types often find it easier to communicate via the Internet (as opposed to face-to-face interaction). Social media is a great way to reach thousands of people without the stress of talking to them in person.
Not only are jobs in tech in high demand, they’re also great for folks who work best on their own. Oftentimes, developers are given an assignment and given the autonomy to complete it by themselves.
It’s just you, your computer and your ideas when you write for a living, which is pretty much bliss for introverts, who are way more comfortable expressing themselves through written words anyway.
Would you rather spend your time with numbers than with people? If so, accounting might be for you. Another bonus: Because you’d be dealing with cut and dry facts, there’s very little discussion. (Numbers don’t lie.)
Professional Netflix Binge-Watcher
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