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Old 05-31-2019, 08:26 PM
 
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Writer, artist. For those job/career, you don't have to talk much, just think and to be creative. However, you don't get money in if you don't produce interesting stories or pieces of arts that people like. It's like your own business. And you still have to know how to find a publisher who can help you to edit and polish your books, or an agent who can help to exhibit your arts unless you know how to exhibit them yourself. And you have to know how to bargain with them too.

Or driver for UPS, Purolator, Fedex, DHL, etc…

No matter what, you still have to talk more or less. Everyone can learn something like ABC or baby steps, and then move to the next level.
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Old 06-01-2019, 02:11 PM
 
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As someone very introverted, I have found self-employment to be the best overall option for me.
Prior to being self employed I had an oilfield job where I mostly worked in very quiet rural locations with minimal social interaction with other people required, which was great for me.
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Old 06-01-2019, 03:03 PM
 
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As someone very introverted, I have found self-employment to be the best overall option for me.
Prior to being self employed I had an oilfield job where I mostly worked in very quiet rural locations with minimal social interaction with other people required, which was great for me.
I agree with self-employment being a great option for introverts. True, you might have to talk to people to get your name out there and be successful, but as you grow youíll have to talk to a smaller and smaller circle of people. In this way it is almost like unwanted human interaction is a tax that introverts in lower economic classes have to pay.

It is one reason that as challenging as some parts of my side hustle of selling stuff online can be Iíll always keep at it. It might never reach the point where I do it full-time, but if it ever did it would certainly be worth it.
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Old 06-01-2019, 03:45 PM
 
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..... this is SO me !
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Old 06-01-2019, 03:59 PM
 
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I used to work in a call center. It was very draining to deal with people all day. It wreaked havoc on my sleep and daily stress levels.

Now I am in data analysis, which entails sitting at a computer all day to write code. I deal with people. I usually spend all day coding with my headphones on. We have many introverted or socially uncomfortable people in these type of jobs.
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:53 AM
 
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I’d love to hear people’s thoughts on this as plenty of places that have opinions on this seem unreliable. Like one website I saw listed financial analyst as one possibility. However, with that job you’re actually talking with a ton of people.

I'm extreeeeeemely introverted, but I don't hate people. I have enjoyed some jobs with regular public contact. The key is that each interaction is brief, lasting no longer than about 10 minutes. if the interactions were longer, I would quickly become exhausted. But I've had these jobs where I interacted with dozens of people per day and I was fine. I was glad to retreat to solitude at the end of the day but I didn't dread the next day and in fact looked forward to these brief interactions. People are interesting, for a short time lol. I think the financial analyst interactions would generally run 1/2 to 1 hour, so that would be on the high side for me.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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My best friend is a severe introvert and ironically enough works in "public health" - but it's perfect for her. She works for the state with other nerd types crunching numbers and compiling stats on issues that are important to her and rarely has to interact with anyone but other introverts. She took a big pay cut from her previous career, but she actually seems to enjoy her job.

Corporate accounting also seems like another introvert-friendly gig.
Even public health jobs need accounting and data analysis people!
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