Introverts – What do you do for work?

posted 1 week ago in Career
Post # 32
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My husband and I are both introverts and both, interestingly enough, teachers. My quota for social interaction is usually pretty met by the end of the day, though I’m comfortable enough with hubs that I can still carry a conversation with him after work…..just not with other people. I think that’s part of why I feel like I’m not “missing out” on social interaction even though I don’t do much outside of work–I get so much of it during the day with coworkers, students, etc. 

Post # 33
948 posts
Busy bee

I am a horrible introvert.  And I’m an attorney.  I HATED private practice for a big law firm because I had to schmooze and constantly engage in client development to establish a lucrative book of business.  I went in-house about 12 years ago and it fits my personality much better.  We solely for one client – the corporation – but service different departments.  I handle employment law matters.

Ironically, I grew up in the theater and was a dance major in undergrad.  But performing is much different for me than having to engage in small talk.  I loathe it. 

Post # 34
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wolfeyes :  I think it has to do more with occupation and responsibility than the specific industry.  Most introverts might not do as well in sales/marketing roles, but I am sure there are exceptions.  On the other hand, you might excel at jobs that require intense thinking and concentration.

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