Introverts, feeling exhausted yet?
Being an Introvert myself, I can feel you.
I don’t feel any of these are the primary root causes of why Introverts feel unsatisfied in their careers. I think most of the Introverts feel unfulfilled at work because we were not raised to truly understand and embrace our Introversion traits.
As a result, we struggle to choose the education and career that would most suit our personality type.
Personally, I did not even know what an introvert is until my twenties let alone knowing that I was one.
But once I realized, there was no looking back as I took charge of my career choices and chose only those work assignments that suited my strengths & needs and gave me an opportunity to unleash my fullest potential.
For all my fellow Introvert friends here, I have compiled a list of Introvert strengths and best jobs that suits us Introverts.
Here we go: Introverts strength in the workplace.
Our society is culturally conditioned to value the trait of extraversion over introversion. Right from the young age we are wired to believe that only extroverts can be effective leaders and get work done. We have been wired to equate extroversion with competence and skill.
But that has been changing as the world is waking up to the incredible strengths that Introverts bring to the workplace.
- Introverts are focused, diligent, analytical and extremely productive with very little oversight. That makes them great at executing tasks.
- They are even great at planning as they are visionaries who can see the big picture perspective and connect the dots and come up with elaborate and detail oriented plans.
- And we have not even started talking about how great they are at being naturally creative, thanks to their quiet time and introspection that leads to their rich inner world.
- Introverts can also be great leaders because they are very empathetic and sensitive and take time to listen to their team members. People are naturally drawn to them due to their empathetic and humane nature.
The Best Jobs for Introverts
The strengths listed above are the best guides for Introverts for finding a happy and fulfilling career.
Here are my top 11 career recommendations for introverts:
1) Legal Profession
When we think of the legal profession, we mostly picture extroverted people who are always up for debate? Right?
But that image is not pretty accurate. Infact, the majority of attorneys are infact introverts.
Being a lawyer requires a lot of reading, research work, writing and preparing for the case that requires a lot of focused attention which is an introvert trait.
Introverts are also detail oriented and can excel at professions like Para legals that require lot of in-depth research and extensive writing and do not even require you to be in the spotlight.
2) Creative fields
Introverts are naturally great at creativity and can excel at jobs that require creative content like videographer, writer, blogger, graphic designer, animator and the list is endless.
All these fields provide a creative outlet for the introverts where they can utilize their skills to the maximum and also provide work opportunities that are mostly remote so that they can work solo from anywhere.
Research work is great for an introvert because it requires two things that Introverts are great at: Extensive reading and written communication.
Introverts are generally very curious and observant and they like to read extensively so they thoroughly enjoy researching on new topics.
Also since writing generally requires them to work solo and provides an outlet for their creativity.
Any job that requires a combination of extensive reading and writing is a dream job for an Introvert.
4). Financial Advisor
Financial jobs are great for Introverts because again they give them an opportunity for solo work that does not require a lot of people facing or coordination.