Jobs For Introverts: 395 Careers Based On Your Personality Type

Jobs for Introverts


Would you consider yourself an introvert?

I am, and I have grown to appreciate my introverted nature more and more over the years. Even though Western culture tends to celebrate extraverts and reward many extraverted behaviors, I’ve learned that introverts possess strengths that are equally valuable and important.

Since introverts make up about a third of the population, it’s important for everyone to understand their traits and behaviors and recognize how to benefit from what introverts have to offer in both personal and professional settings.

If you aren’t sure whether or not you’re an introvert, I suggest you take a Myers-Briggs assessment or similar personality test to find out. Introversion and extraversion exist on a continuum, so you likely possess some of both traits with a dominance in one or the other. Here’s a good free test you can complete in about 15 minutes.

Why is it important to know whether or not you’re an introvert? Aside from having a better understanding of yourself and how you relate to other people, knowing this can help you determine a career that best suits your personality. Most workplace cultures and environments are strongly geared towards extroverted personalities. So it’s up to introverts to understand themselves and seek out careers where they can thrive and feel fulfilled.

Here are 395 jobs for introverts based on the eight introverted personality types:


intj myers briggsINTJs are excellent at creating innovative solutions to  problems, and they naturally recognize opportunities for improvement within complex systems. They are organized and determined in implementing their ideas for change. They enjoy abstraction and theory but get the most fulfillment from turning their ideas into reality. They often enjoy working independently or with a small group of competent, intelligent associates. The ideal work environment for an INTJ is one in which he or she has a lot of autonomy and which is logical, efficient, structured, and analytical.

Good Careers for INTJ Personality

Accountant or Auditor
Budget Analyst
Cost Estimator
Financial Analyst
Insurance Underwriter
Loan Officer
Logistician
Management Consultant
Market Research Analyst
Personal Financial Advisor
Tax Examiner
Financial Manager
Senior Executive
Sales Engineer
Actuary
Mathematician
Operations Research Analyst
Statistician
Aerospace Engineer
Agricultural Engineer
Architect
Biomedical Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Civil Engineer
Computer Hardware Engineer
Electrical or Electronics Engineer
Environmental Engineer
Health and Safety Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Mining or Geological Engineer
Nuclear Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Surveyor
Architectural or Engineering Manager
Atmospheric Scientist
Biochemist or Biophysicist
Chemist or Materials Scientist
Economist
Environmental Scientist
Geoscientist
Historian
Hydrologist
Medical Scientist
Microbiologist
Political Scientist
Art Director
Industrial Designer
Editor
Translator
Photographer
Reporter
Technical Writer
Writer
Optometrist
Pharmacist
Physician or Surgeon
Podiatrist
Technical Education Teacher
Professor
College Administrator
Computer Programmer
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Systems Analyst
Database Administrator
Information Security Analyst
Network Administrator
Software Developer
Web Developer
Computer and IS Manager
Computer Network Architect
Computer Scientist
Construction
Construction Manager
Building Inspector
Judge or Hearing Officer
Lawyer
Paralegal or Legal Assistant
Protective Service
Police Detective
Private Investigator

 

INTP myers briggsINTPs excel in coming up with theories and analyzing possibilities to prove or disprove them in an original, innovative way. They are creative thinkers and can quickly grasp complex abstract thoughts. Their logical and rational reasoning skills give them the ability to analyze theories to discover the truth about them, which interests them more than the application of the truth. INTPs don’t enjoy organizational bureaucracy and will be happiest in careers where they have a lot of autonomy and can work primarily alone. They desire an environment with lots of flexibility and non-traditional values, and which prefers inventiveness over conformity.

Good Careers for INTP Personality

Computer Network Architect
Computer Scientist
Computer Programmer
Computer Systems Analyst
Database Administrator
Information Security Analyst
Network Administrator
Software Developer
Web Developer
Aerospace Engineer
Biomedical Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Civil Engineer
Computer Hardware Engineer
Electrical or Electronics Engineer
Environmental Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Geological Engineer
Nuclear Engineer
Anthropologist or Archaeologist
Atmospheric Scientist
Biochemist or Biophysicist
Chemist
Economist
Environmental Scientist
Geographer
Geoscientist
Historian
Hydrologist
Medical Scientist
Microbiologist
Physicist or Astronomer
Political Scientist
Psychologist
Sociologist
Survey Researcher
Urban or Regional Planner
Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist
Physician
Accountant or Auditor
Financial Analyst
Management Consultant or Analyst
Market Research Analyst
Top Executive
Sales Engineer
Lawyer
Graphic Designer
Industrial Designer
Multimedia Artist or Animator
Composer
Musician
Editor
Photographer
Technical Writer
Writer or Author
Professor or College Instructor
INFJ-e1438613386969INFJs are highly-principled, dedicated workers who enjoy envisioning, planning, and implementing complex, creative projects to make the world a better place.

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They are idealists, but they gain the most fulfillment from their work when they can turn their ideas into reality and facilitate constructive change for other people.

INFJs have strong value systems, are highly intuitive and empathetic, and are natural leaders.They are typically organized and orderly in their work. Because they are independent, INFJs tend to prefer a quiet work environment where they can fully develop their own thoughts and ideas. The ideal work environment for an INFJ is harmonious, highly-principled, and oriented to a humanitarian goal or cause.

Good Careers for INFJ Personality

Physical Therapist
Public Health Educator
Family Physician
Occupational Therapist
Psychiatrist
Physician Assistant
Massage Therapist
Nutritionist
Medical Researcher
Clinical Psychologist
Counselor
Social Worker
Speech Pathologist
Clergy
Social Scientist
Genealogist
Food Scientist
Environmental Scientist
HR Manager
Corporate Trainer
Environmental Attorney
Legal Mediator
Elementary Teacher
Special Education Teacher
School Counselor
Librarian
Curator
Translator
Editor
Technical Writer
Writer
Graphic Designer
Animator
Artist
Musician
Interior Designer

 

INFP (1)INFP’S are highly-sensitive, service oriented people who want a career that has meaning. They are driven more by personal values and service than by money or status. INFPs are typically motivated by helping people and causes, and want to engage with projects that feel important to them. They enjoy creating original ideas to improve circumstances for people, and want to express their individuality through work that supports their ability to see unique solutions. They enjoy working autonomously and determining how and when to complete a project. They tend to have excellent written communication skills and dislike dealing with details and routine work.

Good Careers for INFP Personality

Fine Artist
Fashion Designer
Graphic Designer
Multimedia Artist or Animator
Community and Social Service
Mental Health Counselor
School or Career Counselor
Community Service Manager
Social Worker
Archivist or Curator
Elementary School Teacher
Librarian
Preschool Teacher
Professor or College Instructor
Special Education Teacher
Audiologist
Chiropractor
Nutritionist
Genetic Counselor
Massage Therapist
Midwife
Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
Speech-Language Pathologist
Veterinarian
Veterinary Technician
Fundraiser
Human Resources Specialist
Training or Development Manager
Anthropologist or Archaeologist
Geographer
Historian
Psychologist
Sociologist
Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist
Editor
Film Editor
Interpreter or Translator
Photographer
Public Relations Specialist
Writer

 

ISTJ myers briggsISTJs are practical, dependable and meticulous. They take deadlines and specifications very seriously, and feel strongly about how things should be done. They work independently and systematically to complete the tasks and have a strong respect for facts and concrete information. They have outstanding organizational skills, concentration, and perseverance. Give them a stable work environment that is quiet, organized and structured, with clear expectations and few surprises, and ISTJs will thrive.

Good Careers for ISTJ Personality

Auditor
Actuary
Budget Analyst
Accountant
Chief Information Officer
Office Manager
Efficiency Analyst
Stockbroker
Estate Planner
Property Manager
Real Estate Appraiser
Bank Teller
Statistician
Economist
Cost Estimator
Airplane Pilot
Computer Programmer
Database Administrator
Electrician
Environmental Engineer
Mechanic
Flight Engineer
Civil Engineer
Nuclear Engineer
Health & Safety Engineer
Power Plant Operator
Compliance Inspector
Geologist
Landscaping Manager
Farmer or Rancher
Technical Instructor
School Administrator
Criminalist
Police Officer
Dentist
Pharmacist
Surgeon
Coroner
Medical Technologist
Physician Assistant
Optometrist
Health Care Administrator
Judge
Paralegal
Librarian

 

ISFJ myers briggsISFJs excel at helping others in a practical, structured way. They are highly observant of other people’s feelings and reactions. ISFJs are driven by their personal values, such as upholding tradition, taking care of others, and working hard. They are stable, practical, and down-to-earth people who enjoy work that requires careful attention to detail within a prescribed structure. They like to work behind the scenes rather than being in the spotlight. Their ideal work environment is orderly, allows for privacy, and doesn’t require a lot of multi-tasking.

Good Careers for ISFJ Personality

Dentist
Health Care Administrator
Nurse
Speech Pathologist
Veterinarian
Optometrist
Family Physician
Physical Therapist
Radiation Therapist
Audiologist
Physician Assistant
Medical Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Nutritionist
Dialysis Technician1
Preschool Teacher
Elementary Teacher
School Administrator
Counselor
Social Worker
Religious Educator
Funeral Director
Paralegal
Court Reporter
Probation Officer
Credit Counselor
Farmer or Rancher
Electrician
Jeweler
Inter1ior Designer
Biologist
Food Scientist
Medical Researcher
Conservation Scientist
Librarian
Curator
Historian
Genealogist
Real Estate Appraiser
Office Manager
Customer Service Rep
Hotel Manager
Tech Support Specialist
Bookkeeper
Administrative Assistant

 

ISTP myers briggsISTPs are interested in how and why things work. They enjoy mastering and utilizing the tools of their trade, whatever it may be — from hands-on work to the tools of business or technology. They prefer projects with a tangible, concrete result and like to apply their skills to solve practical problems. They are action-oriented and excellent trouble-shooters who are independent, determined, and usually self-confident. Many ISTPs enjoy work with an element of risk and that involves physical activity. They’d rather jump in to to take action than spend much time planning or theorizing. They prefer to work for themselves or in a very flexible environment without too much bureaucracy or procedure.

Good Careers for ISTP Personality

Carpenter
Surveyor
Mechanic
Commercial Designer
Landscape Architect
Building Inspector
Forester
Farmer or Rancher
Exercise Physiologist
Athletic Trainer
Dental Hygienist
ER Physician
Chef
Photographer
Jeweler
Securities Analyst
Purchasing Agent
Financial Manager
Software Developer
Systems Analyst
Database Administrator
Software Tester
Property Manager
Office Manager
Cost Estimator
Economist
Budget Analyst
Financial Planner
Paralegal
Criminalist
Biologist
Geologist
Police Officer
Firefighter
Private Investigator
Military Officer
Intelligence Agent
Airline Pilot
Ship and Boat Captain
Flight Engineer
Civil Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Air Traffic Controller
Machinist

 

ISFP myers briggsISFPs enjoy a career which is consistent with their strong core of inner values. They want to feel deeply engaged with their work, and prefer careers where they can express themselves and be a cause they believe in. They like hands-on projects and gain satisfaction from seeing the results of their efforts in a context that feels meaningful and useful. They tend to live in the current moment and focus intently on the task at hand. Many artists tend to be ISFPs. They like to keep a low-profile and work independently. They are also very tuned in to their physical environment and often desire a work space that is aesthetically pleasing.

Good Careers for ISFP Personality

Fashion Designer
Interior Designer
Cosmetologist
Artist
Landscape Architect
Jeweler
Carpenter
Chef
Tailor
Graphic Designer
Mechanic
Forester
Surveyor
Gardener
Florist
Nurse
Massage Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Veterinary Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Physical Therapist
Fitness Trainer
Optician
ER Physician
Physician Assistant
Dietitian
Pharmacist
Office Manager
Paralegal
Insurance Appraiser
Botanist
Geologist
Preschool Teacher
Social Worker
Translator
Special Education Teacher
Teacher’s Aide
Air Traffic Controller
Police Officer
Firefighter
Residential Counselor
Animal Trainer
Retail Manager
Recreation Worker
Bookkeeper


If you are an introvert, determine your specific Myers Briggs type, and use this list as a guide to find a career that supports your type. You spend more than half of your waking hours on the job, so make it a priority to seek out work that matches your natural inclinations and preferences.

Please share your personality and career in the comments below and let us know how your career works with your introverted nature. If you have any valuable experiences or advice, please share it with others who are searching for the best career for their introverted natures.

(Sources: Truity.com and PersonalityPage.com)

Comments

  1. Barrie, wow.

    This is a great list! Bookmarked it for reference.

    I really appreciate it, considering that I’m a bit of an introvert. Thank you very much.

  2. Lakshmi bala says:

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