Not all jobs are created equal. Depending on your personality type, there are several different types of jobs that you can thrive in. There are two main groups that people fall into: extroverts and introverts. Introverts are those that focus inward and therefore, on their work. They do better working on their own than in groups. Introverts tend to be quieter than most. This can be interpreted in some cases as shy, but it makes them excellent listeners. These characteristics make them perfect candidates for many jobs. There is a range of positions that cater to an introvert’s skills; here are four great options.




As a librarian, you may often find yourself working in solitude as you manage and organize the materials found in the library. Researching for patrons and tracking down resources are some of the daily tasks they have to do. Librarians will get to interact one-on-one or in small groups when teaching patrons how to search for documents and recommending books and other media. Depending on where the library is located, there may be additional classes offered that they would be responsible for teaching.





There are several different types of therapists that specialize in various kinds of needs that people have. One thing that they will all have in common is that they are good listeners, which is a skill most introverts will have. Not only will they listen but will give others the tools needed to overcome the different challenges in their lives. Therapists can work in a range of places, from hospitals to private offices. The location will determine the amount of people they will have to interact with daily.


Graphic Design


Graphic Designer  

Another job that can be great for introverts is Graphic Design. The work they do is either hand-drawn or images created on computer software. The work of graphic designers can be found on T.V., brochures, and magazines. Everywhere you will look, you can see their work trying to sell, inspire, or inform. If you are artistic type and want to work more independently, this may be something you would want to go to school for. There are positions within other companies to apply for or you could create your own business and get clients yourself.




Research Scientist  

A Research Scientist can focus on many different areas of study.  They create and run laboratory-based tests, getting information to answer some of the tough questions being asked. This could be dream job for an introvert. While there is a team in a laboratory, everyone has their own designated tasks to complete. Also, the size of the laboratory will depend on whether you are hired by a government laboratory, environmental organizations, research universities, or private companies.


These are just a few of the roles that you could take on if you are an introvert. Your skills make you a strong candidate for these jobs. Knowing if you are an extrovert or introvert will make you more comfortable when trying to find a lifelong career.