Introversion or extroversion can certainly impact your career choices and job performance. Landing a position that doesn’t allow your true self to shine can lead to unhappiness. So, how can you make the best career choice for your personality? Luckily, regardless of where you stand, there are many remote jobs for introverts and extroverts.
Glassdoor recently collaborated with Alexandra Clarke, ForceBrands‘ director of recruiting, to compile a list of the best best jobs for extroverts and introverts. We have the list below, along with openings for remote jobs that are available for each category. Use this list to help guide you down the right career path for you.
Best Remote Jobs for Introverts
Creative jobs often require innovation and critical thinking skills—something introverts can be talented at. According to Clarke, a creative job that allows an introvert to work alone can be ideal.
Below is a sample of creative jobs that may be perfect for introverts:
As an introvert, consider starting a freelance business to let yourself thrive.
“Introverts who are self-starters and need less external motivation and validation than extroverts often excel in freelance positions,” said Clarke.
Remote, freelance jobs that may be perfect for introverts include:
Lastly, technical jobs can be ideal for introverts as they typically excel at thinking through processes and doing detailed work.
“Some introverts prefer to think things over and take a more thorough approach to their work. These kinds of introverts tend to find success in industries and roles that require a lot of problem-solving or involved processes,” said Clarke.
Remote technical jobs that may be perfect for introverts include:
The Best Remote Jobs for Extroverts
With a possible higher tolerance for risk, these types of jobs can work well for extroverts. Think stock traders, investors, and analysts.
Remote risk-driven jobs that may be perfect for extroverts include.
For extroverts who enjoy working with people and building professional relationships, positions that heavily involve networking could be a strong match.
“Some fields require more networking than others, so extroverts who prefer social settings and enjoy talking to others often excel in these types of jobs,” Clarke explains.
Remote networking-heavy jobs that may be perfect for extroverts include:
Newly Evolving Jobs
A job that is always changing and on the cusp on new technology or trends can be exciting for an extrovert.
“Extroverts who are excited by change tend to do better in fields that are continually evolving—think cannabis—or require learning new things as they arise—think beauty tech,” said Clarke.
Ever-evolving remote jobs that may be perfect for extroverts include:
Whether you draw your energy from others or from being alone, there is likely a flexible or remote job out there that can help you maintain your emotional balance. At FlexJobs, we have remote jobs for introverts and extroverts in more than 55 categories, so there’s sure to be something to suit your needs.
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