8 career ideas for introverts {infographic}

Being an introvert affects all aspects of our lives — including what career we choose.

Although there’s never going to be a perfect job, in general, when our jobs allow us to use our natural strengths, the work may feel easier and more satisfying.

As introverts, some of our natural strengths are the ability to focus for long periods of time, work independently, think creatively and analytically, notice mistakes that others miss, communicate well in writing, and exude calm.

When our careers demand that we act in ways that go against our natural temperament — such as being in loud, busy environments for long periods of time or having to socialize a lot — we can feel drained and exhausted.

According to Career Assessment Site, here is how temperament affects us on the job and at school, along with career ideas and salary information for both introverts and extroverts:


Image credit: Deviant Art (carrusel)

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Read this: 21 Undeniable Signs That You’re an Introvert


  • Kate says:

    Just as long as people remember these are suggestions and not hard and fast rules – I’m an INFJ deputy sheriff!

  • Katie says:

    The only thing I see wrong with this picture is that all the introverts pictured are men. Women can be born introverted too.

  • AW says:

    I beg to differ that Veterinary Medicine is a good job for an introvert. Every pet that a vet sees comes attached to an often needy, emotional, inquisitive, sometimes stressed out human who will demand a lot of energy from their pet’s physician. I have noticed that a lot of veterinarians are in fact introverts and those that are find this career stressful and draining. Techs too.

  • Easter Morgan says:

    I would love to be able to utilize a career assessment business, I’m 24,and still trying to find myself. Anyone know any free places?