When it comes to work, personalities often work together even if they tend to clash.

I have worked with plenty of different personalities over the years. Whether one is an introvert and the other an extrovert, they will do their best to succeed on the task given to them. However, it can be observed that there are positions that draws certain personalities and excel in it.

For introverts, here are some of the best jobs you can check out:

Landscape Designer

Know your way around plants and know how to sort them out to create beautiful landscapes? A landscape designer is the one that makes sure that outdoor spaces are aesthetically pleasing and still sustainable.

Often a landscape designer work alone and communicate his ideas directly to his clients. More often than not, clients will list what they vision in their own gardens and leave the aesthetic part to the designer.

This is a good career to pursue if you don’t want to work in a team and prefer to work alone (just take on smaller and manageable projects).

Content Manager

Content managers are the ones in charge of managing content for a company. They do the editorials and other content that is aligned to the company’s goals. They are also the ones who handle content writers, editors and strategists and ensure the right content is delivered.

You will feel in control and comfortable within a small team of writers, editors and strategists. Sometimes, there will be a need to talk to clients however, it will be more of the clients’ directions than require you to express yourself too much.

Editor

To ensure that content is correct and free from errors, editors review the content. They also ensure that the facts are accurate and the content aligns to the company’s standards.

As much as editors requires to communicate with writers, often than not, those communications will be reflected in writing than face to face. And you are kept within a small and regular group of people that you need to talk with.

Graphic Designer

Graphic designers are the ones who creates stunning visual content to match the information being delivered. Some of the things they create include websites, magazines, and even applications.

Bigger firms will have their own sales and media representatives to convey clients’ desires to you. Some even have their own sales presenters and you can keep yourself out of presenting your designs to the clients.

Librarian

Lovers of books will definitely love being a librarian. They are the ones tasked to sort books and other content, as well as update the library database. Librarians also do administrative jobs like checking the budget, supervise the staff and hold library activities.

If you like to be alone and treasure your quiet peace, this is definitely the job for you.

Mechanic

For those who are mechanically savvy, being a mechanic is the way to go. They tackle vehicle maintenance and repair any damage it ay have.

Mechanics must also be familiar with a variety of techniques, tools and gear. Some mechanics may even specialize in certain vehicles depending on their preference.

You may be surprise to learn that many mechanics are socially awkward and may not like to converse in a large group, preferring to deal directly one on one with the client.

Social Media Manager

Like Content Manager, Social Media managers are the ones who organize social media campaigns and manage a company’s social media accounts. They also are the ones behind social media campaigns and answer questions from followers behind the screen.

Unlike stressful projects like event coordinator has to oversee, social media usually is confined within the boundaries on what goes on online.

Software Engineer

Software engineers are the ones who design various software programs for a variety of purposes. They are also the ones who test new software and make them more efficient. Software engineers can specialize in a variety of fields like databases, and operating systems.

I know a lot of Software Engineers personally and they are a quiet (but smart) brunch of people who loves to deal with programming codes rather than politics.

Technical Writer

In general, writers keep to themselves especially if their brains are running through ideas. I know I attract stares when I spaced out in the public when an idea pops into my head.

Technical writers are the ones who handle technical articles like instruction guides and formal documents. They also ensure that these contents can be converted to content that is easy to read and understand. They also double as editors, especially for the content they make.

A combination of software engineers and editors, technical writers are often thinking in codes and technical terms.

IT Manager

To ensure that the database of each company is safe and always operational, IT managers takes care of it. They look into the software and hardware used by the company. They also direct the company’s IT staff and tackle troubleshooting inquiries.

As much as IT managers do have to manage people, you are doing in a familiar ground in a familiar context where your team speak the same language.

Researcher

Buried in books, researchers are often left alone or work in a tiny group to gather facts to support a certain situation or back up a certain claim.

If you like googling online or reading up facts, this job is well suited for you. Many researchers I know progress into having their own research department and commanding a substantial salary.

Scientist

When I think of introverts, I can’t help but to think of Sheldon and Leonard from The Big Bang Theory.

Like the show, scientists often work alone or alongside with a smaller group of scientists. They do not need to communicate much outside of their circles and are most comfortable in their own scientific language.

Conclusion

The list we listed above are just some of the job opportunities introverts can try out and excel in. But, before you sign up for these tasks, make sure to remember to do your research. Each job has certain requirements and skills and it is important you have them.

What other jobs do you think best suit an introvert? Please share with us in the comments below.

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40 replies on “Are You an Introvert? 12 Best Jobs for Introverts

  1. This is a great list of jobs for introverts. Really liked the librarian one. That always appealed to me and maybe one day I will become a librarian. In most of the jobs you brought up, each jobs requires communication so really as much as someone wants to work on their own (aside from running their own business), most of them time you’ll need to communicate on the job and be at the least a bit social 🙂

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  2. I’ve worked in libraries for over a decade and the field as changed significantly. Librarians are expected to be extroverts now, it’s no longer a sanctuary for quiet or for introverts, which in my opinion is a shame.

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      1. Hi Kally, you’re welcome. It’s more of a trend than a requirement but the librarians in California create activities/programming, to get community involvement with libraries. I think libraries are worried about becoming obsolete because of Amazon and online books/media, so they want to engage the public with workshops. In my opinion, libraries aren’t obsolete but they’re changing to be more like community centers vs a quiet place to study or do research. I would like a mix of both quiet areas and social areas.

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        1. I, too love a good mix of quiet and social area. In Singapore, the libraries are trying to engage young readers and attract them to pick up reading through storytelling, arts and crafts and discovery which is a really good thing especially for busy parents who do not have the time to read with their children.

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          1. I agree, a mix of both would be ideal. Think the trend is that libraries are becoming social community centers. I hope that free access to books and knowledge remain the central focus.

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  3. Librarians frequently have to interact with people by answering reference questions, helping them find materials or use technology, checking materials on and out
    If we don’t interact with the public, we have to interact with IT, vendors, boards or other stakeholders. Librarians also conduct a variety of programs and classes.

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          1. Reading anything does not equal being a librarian. People are shocked to find out you need a masters degree to become a certified librarian. You only need to be elected to become a politician. I’m glad you like to read and are a role model for your daughter. You are an inspiration to many.

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  4. Coucou mon Amie , Ami

    Et bien si nous dessinions un rêve
    Il faudrait qu’il soit beau bien entendu
    Il faudrait qu’il soit doux, cela va de soi
    Il faudrait qu’il donne envie, ce serait l’essentiel
    Il faudrait que ses couleurs soient merveilleuses, c’est évident

    Si, cette réalité, nous la faisions belle et douce
    Pleine d’envie et remplie de couleurs merveilleuses
    Si nous la copions sur nos rêves
    Alors nous ressemblerions à des gens heureux
    C’est avec ce petit écris que je viens
    Te souhaiter une belle semaine de douceur et que le soleil soit au rendez-vous dans ta demeure
    Bisous
    Bernard

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  5. Very informative article. I used to be a teacher, but it wasn’t a good fit with me being a solid introvert. As much as I loved my students, I’d need the whole weekend just to recover from the lessons and being with them all week! Now, I’m a software engineer, and I feel like it’s a great match! I recently wrote an article on networking as an introvert. I’d love to get your input 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Thomas. As long as you are happy at your job, you’ll work harder and be more satisfied. Good on you to dare to make the tough switch in your career path. I’m going to pop over to your blog and read your article!

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