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Majors/Careers for Introverts?

bcarvingsbcarvings Posts: 249Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2008 in Business Major
I was just wondering which majors/careers are more introverted and less extroverted? I know there has to be some communication, but which have mostly independent work. I don't mind conversation as long as its not "in person". For some reason I had my face "freeze up" once. And ever since then (6 months ago) I can no longer have a normal conversation with people anymore....
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Replies to: Majors/Careers for Introverts?

  • VectorWegaVectorWega Posts: 1,872Registered User Senior Member
    The more important matter that needs to be addressed is your ability to have normal conversations. This is essential in any line of work and while there are some jobs that lend themselves more to introverts, there are successful introverts in all lines of work.

    Most introverts are able to have normal conversations with people. You need to break out of your comfort zone and focus on being more outgoing and more socially adept.
  • bcarvingsbcarvings Posts: 249Registered User Junior Member
    My problem isn't in being outgoing. I am very friendly and nice kid. It's just my face freezes up. It mostly happens when I'm laughing. My face will force a frown and I get nervous then because I cannot force a smile and it is akward. People think "what the hell" because there would be and is absolutley nothing that gets me abset/nervous in the conversation itself. This happened to me once in the middle of laughing at a joke once and ever since that one time I cannot laugh without worry anymore.

    I just need a assurance that I can get a introvert job should I never be able to defeat this problem.
  • VectorWegaVectorWega Posts: 1,872Registered User Senior Member
    I still don't think you should avoid interaction with people just because your face may freeze up at some points. This may be embarrassing to you now, but once people know you it shouldn't be that big of a deal. I'm sure you already know to contact a medical professional about this issue.

    As for introvert jobs, it would probably need to be something highly technical. A job like software development (CS/MIS) or corporate finance with a lot of financial modeling (finance) would be good choices. Even so, these jobs still have face to face interaction.
  • umaineguyumaineguy Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    You will have to solve your social problems in the business world. There won't be a way to completely avoid people. It's just not possible.

    Jobs that lean towards introversion are accounting and some IT. Those will still require presentations and some degree of social interaction, even if you aren't selling a product or managing a team.

    If you want to hide in a cubicle, you won't make a whole lot. Bookkeeping and data entry are a couple ways to really avoid people but they aren't exactly esteemed positions.
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