There are plenty of career choices out there, and some of them you just wouldn’t know about until you looked. If you’re a bit of an introvert, you may find some that some jobs look terrifying, but there are still unique careers out there that don’t involve standing in front of thousands of people and laying your extrovert personality on the table. We’ve looked for the best, and most unique, jobs out there, so that you can decide what you really want to do. And forget the stereotypes of some jobs only being for extroverts, because they can work out for anyone!
Being a pilot is probably something that most people have dreamed about at some point. I mean, who doesn’t want to learn how to fly a plane? There are different levels to this, and you don’t have to learn how to fly commercial airplanes straight away. Nevertheless, signing up for a professional pilot program is the first step to securing you this unique (and awesome) career, and if you’re an introvert, it’s a job you’ll surely enjoy.
There are many unique creative jobs out there, if you’d prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground. Yet being an art curator is certainly one of the the most unique choices you could make, as you get to put together exhibitions in art galleries, and decide what kind of work you want to show. Basically, anything the public see will be curated by you, but it’s still a great idea for an introvert who would rather just get on with their work. Sounds good, huh?
This is an introvert’s dream (no working in an office where you have to make small talk about what Sandra had for dinner last night, thank you). Freelancing can involve anything from writing for PR companies or blogs, and you can do it from anywhere with an internet connection. Not only does this mean that you’ll have a great deal of freedom over your work, but you can have freedom over where you are, too. Want to spend a week in Thailand? Cool, just take your laptop.
Introverts are highly emotionally intelligent, and usually very sensitive to the needs of others. This makes them perfect counselors; you won’t have to speak to large groups of people, just one person who will open up to you. If you’re a good listener and you take an interest in the emotions of others, then this could be a great career choice for you. Don’t be put off by the amount of interaction with people; you’ll be creating meaningful relationships and helping people.
There are many career options that you may not have considered, and aren’t as daunting as you may have first believed. Being a pilot is a great idea for somebody who has always dreamed of a career in the skies, but art curating, freelancing, and counselling, are also great jobs for those who aren’t very extroverted. Of course, there are a variety of careers out there, and you’ll find the perfect one for you; don’t let being introverted hold you back!