Posted on 30th September 2018 by Maddy Abela
Being an introvert can make certain job environments really draining. And I totally get it. Constantly socialising and having no alone time in your work day can be not only tiring but can leave you feeling pretty empty too. So here are some jobs that are perfectly tailored for you, you great introvert.
Professional Netflix- binge watcher
Believe it or not, Netflix actually hires people to watch its content and analyse it. This can include assigning ‘hashtags’ to certain shows and probably involves a lot of popcorn!
Surely being a graphic designer would involve talking to loads of people? Shocker, it’s not. Graphic designers can avoid the majority of social situations during work because they work with technology. In fact, 1/3 of graphic designers are self- employed and work from home; so, you don’t even have to be in an office! Sounds pretty sweet right?
Blogging involves little face-to-face interaction but simultaneously allows you to express your opinion and spread it worldwide. Introverts tend to enjoy the art of reflection and blogging gives you space and time to do this.
Food glorious food! Everyone loves food, but if you like to cook it too then being a private chef could be a perfect job for the creative culinary introvert.
This job is a little bit obvious but work with animals! Not only are they cute and cuddly, but you won’t have to talk to anyone else and become drained by massive amounts of human interaction.
Film editing is what makes the world go around. Can you imagine watching an unedited version of Star Wars? It would be so damn long and boring. Not only do editors have a vital job, they don’t interact with as many people as you’d expect. Film/video editors only interact with a small collection of people: the director, editor and editing assistant.
If animal training wasn’t for you, maybe searching for dinosaur bones will do the trick. Archaeology can be a hugely varied and exciting job that doesn’t involve a huge amount of talking and definitely won’t involve you doing a presentation. Does anyone even like standing in front of a room full of people?
Come fly with me! Just kidding, if you’re a pilot you don’t have to come fly with anyone, you have your own cockpit to relax away from all the social interaction for hours.
Social media manager
This one is pretty ironic- okay, really ironic. Yes, you can be a social media manager and not interact with people constantly. Who knew? As someone who creates the content for a company and their brand, a lot of the work takes place behind a screen. And, typically you wouldn’t have to be in direct contact with the clients. Communication takes place mainly over email...the bliss of email.
If you’re a bit of a fan of horticulture, being a gardener is a great job. There’s little conversation involved and most of the times you’re just left alone with nature. Sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it?
Surprisingly, interior designers don’t have that much face-to-face interaction. Usually they only work on a couple of clients at one given time and that client is normally only one or two people, so conversations are minimal.
Before we get all excited by how photography is a great art for introverts, let’s look at what introverts can bring to the photography table. Introverts often view the world differently than others so can bring an extra flavour of creativity to visual arts- such as photography. Photographers can work independently and be their own boss, so you can be in your own space and enjoy your own energy.
If you’re an introvert, but want to be the next Einstein, then it is possible. Scientists are usually in small groups and a lot of research is conducted in labs, so you don’t have to talk to anyone other than your fellow researchers.
Hola! Bonjour! Hello! The job title ‘translator’ is a tad misleading because it implies that you spend hours talking to people. But really, you spend hours repeating what others are saying in different languages, so you don’t have to have spent your energy making conversation.
If you’re a fan of writing code and making computers do cool things, become a computer programmer! You are left alone with just the company of a computer. Which, trust me, won’t start a conversation so you’re good.
Lab technicians have the super important job of diagnosing diseases in samples and performing a range of biochemical tests. If being a scientist doesn’t tickle your pickle, this job could definitely work for you.
Not only are web designers the heartbeat of the internet, they can be introverts too! In case you’re not sure, web designers create, design and look after websites and their features. So, without them, websites would look pretty dull. As with social media managers, the nature of digital work enables most communications to happen via email. No awkward handshakes for me!
‘Hey guys, welcome to my channel’. Similar to a blogger, being a youtuber helps you spread your message and opinions to the world without having to do that nerve-wracking and awkward thing of talking to people face to face. ‘Don’t forget to subscribe!’
Before you go, WTF is that, bear with me. A limnologist studies aquatic environments such as oceans, rivers and lakes. So, if you want to be with the Little Mermaid ‘under the se’ then it’s about time you look for a position as a limnologist.
If you’re not claustrophobic, being an elevator mechanic is a pretty sweet job for an introvert. You don’t have to talk to anyone, and you’re left alone to get on with it. Hope you don’t mind elevator music though…
Written by Maddy Abela