An introvert named Paul sent me a message asking what sort of jobs would be best for introverts. Although I’m sure there are happy introverts in every sort of position, I did tell him that I myself would prefer something one-on-one like counselor, or just working alone, like writing or doing very technical work in the background. In the comments please share with him your own ideas and experiences.
One thing I’d be curious to hear some input on would be ideal jobs for introverts… I say this having gone through a couple of sales-related positions, and having been miserable doing them. I’ve been looking for work for a little while now, and am curious to find out where other introverts have found success and fulfillment at work.
IntrovertZone Update: I just bought a book a couple of weeks ago: Do What You Are : Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type–Revised and Updated Edition Featuring E-careers for the 21st Century. It has been out for quite a while so you may be able to find it in your library or at a very cheap price somewhere.
The book includes chapters for verifying your personality type, then it has four chapters about temperament and learning your own strengths (and which ones you like to use publicly vs. privately). THEN, it has a separate chapter for each of the 16 MBTI personality types. The book ends with a chapter on putting it all together and creating your personal career plan. Looks like a great resource for people making decisions even as early as high school!