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Top Five Careers for Introverts

Updated on Nov 02, 2020 4025 views

Being comfortable in a particular environment, or while undertaking a certain task generally affects one's output and productivity. Different personality types feel more comfortable in different environments and situations.

Introverts are mostly misinterpreted or misunderstood by people around them as sad people. On the contrary introverts are just a different set of people that are predominantly concerned about their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things. Where extroverts perform better on their interaction with others, introverts recharge their batteries through a series of self-reflection.

Introverts exhibit some degrees of strength that other personality types may lack like; paying attention to details, better analytical skills among others.

However, introverts perform better in jobs and careers that don't require them to interact with colleagues and customers. While introverts can try working in careers that requires social interactions, some jobs provide a comfortable setting and experience for them. Some careers bring out the strength of introverts.

Below are the top 5 career for introverts:




Writing requires deep thought and imagination that are most times only recollected in tranquility. Writing is one of the top careers for an introvert because it requires little or no interaction with other people. It rather allows you to concentrate rather than foster social interactions with other people which is a major strength for introverts.

Most times writers often enjoy long periods of uninterrupted time to research and figure out how to go about their writing. Introverts will also enjoy hours of thoughtful reflection as they think about their next task.

Most times creativity requires solitude, so the ability to be alone is imperative.

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Information and Communication Technology

Information and communication technology have opened a lot of career opportunities for introverts ranging from programming to software development and even data entry. Introverts with computer skills will feel more comfortable working on the computers for a pretty long time rather than interacting with anyone.

ICT jobs like programming require concentration and apt attention to details. This kind of jobs requires one to be alone to reduce the risk of errors. These jobs are very good for introverts.


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 Research-based careers allow introverts to take advantage of their critical thinking ability to bring about productivity and maximum output. Researchers deal with facts, and at that, they need to spend a long time alone to really make the right decisions and concentrate. Researchers regularly carry out investigations which rapt attention because research often requires time alone reading through prints and online materials.

Taking up a career in research would work well for introverts.



While some jobs in accounting and financing may require lots of meetings with team members and colleagues. These positions require hard work and loads of time to spend behind the computers working on complex spreadsheets or sifting through financial statements. This kind of job will require one be very careful and pay good attention to details, this kind of job will provide a good environment for an introvert to work

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Graphic Design/Video Editing

Like we said earlier, most creative people tend to dedicate more time to what they do rather than getting distracted by other things. Graphic design is one of those jobs in the creative that requires lots of lone time to come up with creative designs. Most graphic designers always appreciate the lone time that will enable them to do a proper design thinking.

On other the hand, video editors also need lone time because the job requires serious attention to details. The job actually requires one to wear headphone all the time or sit in a private space editing content, where you get to see all kind of raw footage and create something better.

Understanding your personality type as an individual will help transform your weakness to strength, and also understanding that of others helps you leverage their strength rather than focusing on what you may perceive as a weakness.

Introverts have an amazing strength that when properly utilized in the right atmosphere will further increase productivity and output. So, if you enjoy focusing on your internal feeling, then you may as well take advantage of what you have by picking up the right career.

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This article was written and edited by a staff writer.

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