Hello, fellow introvert!  I do realize how mainstream the title is, but the point of this article is not to throw at you some job titles. After reading this, I’d like to to feel a little bit more secure and get a glimpse of what the perfect job might be for you. Let’s just start, shall we?

How to Find the Best Jobs for Introverts

In Susan Cain’s book, “Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”, you will find three brilliant questions you need to answer if you have no idea what your ideal job might be:

  • What did you want to become when you were a kid?*

Even if it was something crazy, think of why -specifically- you wanted to become that. The job’ traits might apply to other offers. So try to go back in time before you’ve learned the meaning of “impossible”.

  • Who/What are you jealous of?

Who are the people that you envy? Why exactly do you envy them? The answers will give a hint to find your dream job.

  •  What do you often do in your free time?

Observe your hobbies. Do you like sharing thoughts online? Do you like traditional writing? Do you compose music? Imagine turning your hobbies into your job and getting paid for what you love doing. How wonderful would that be? Let’s take you there.  💙

As an introvert myself, I’ve always known this: No matter what I do in life, it has to start with passion.  Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to do it. I tried it. Mentally and physically, I was exhausted. After researching a bit, I discovered that most introverts feel the same. We need core motivation.

Here’s what I believe you have to consider before applying for a job:

The job itself

Would you feel motivated to do it frequently? Do you think it’d make you ambitions? Would it give you inner satisfaction?

Most people I know think I’m bluffing when I say it is possible and achievable having a job that makes you happy. Although I truly enjoy my job and hardly ever do I complain about it, they blame it on luck. But if you know yourself, and you don’t settle for less than you deserve… If you truly want a good job and you constantly improve, there’s no one to stop you. Opportunities will come. (By the way, I’m not saying I’m not lucky, of course I am, but this is not just it).

Working Conditions

Would there be enough personal space? Would you have the flexibility to work in your own way and by yourself? Would you have to interact a lot?

I am a kind of freelancer. Part of my fulfillment comes from the flexible schedule I have and doing things in my way. I rarely have to interact with my superiors so that puts no pressure on me.

Income

I’m not trying to deny the importance of money, but in my opinion, this comes last. Should it? I don’t know. You tell me. In my case, I would NEVER apply for a job if it’s only the salary that attracts me. 

 *When I was a child I wanted to be many things, an actress, a writer, a superheroine. (I know, I know). I guess I wanted to help/inspire people somehow. And that hasn’t changed in time. Since we already did this exercise together, would you like to share your dream job as a kid? Let me know in the comments below.

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