What's the worst job imaginable for an introvert?

Updated on : January 20, 2022 by Nolan Tillman



What's the worst job imaginable for an introvert?

As I am an introvert and also someone who suffers from social anxiety, I can safely list some jobs that I don't think Handel can or most introverts can Handel

cashier

This applies to any job where you sit behind a counter and help people with what came for things in this category, such as bank teller, store clerk. Fast food workers tese are all things that fit into this category.

Customer service

Oh man, just thinking about this job gives me the Hebe Jebes. Not only is it bad enough that you have to deal with people, but you have to deal with them by yelling or complaining when you

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As I am an introvert and also someone who suffers from social anxiety, I can safely list some jobs that I don't think Handel can or most introverts can Handel

cashier

This applies to any job where you sit behind a counter and help people with what came for things in this category, such as bank teller, store clerk. Fast food workers tese are all things that fit into this category.

Customer service

Oh man, just thinking about this job gives me the Hebe Jebes. Not only is it bad enough that you have to deal with people, but you have to deal with them yelling or complaining when you try to fix problems. I know not everyone yells or gets mad, but I don't think Handel can.

Jobs that require teamwork

This one isn't too bad if you know everyone you work with, but it's a bit of a pressure when others trust you to do something, and it can be a bit embarrassing when you make a mistake.

I also wanted to take the time to include a couple of jobs that introverts would be good at.

Night work

This consists of a security guard concierge or most night shifts in stores and other venues.

Programming

This is great because most of the time you can work from home.

Well that's all I have, I hope everyone likes my list :)

Some of these are repetitions because they are not good options for an introvert:

  • Sales. ANY type of sales position is difficult, because you have to build a relationship, evaluate your customer and convince them, that's too much interaction.
  • Politics. Sure, the job itself wouldn't be that difficult, but choices? That would be hell.
  • Party / wedding planner. I think you are supposed to like people. Or be close to them. Which brings me to number 1 on my list ...
  • Therapist. I can't imagine talking to people, trying to get them out and expose their deepest feelings. No. I would curl up in a fetal position in
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Some of these are repetitions because they are not good options for an introvert:

  • Sales. ANY type of sales position is difficult, because you have to build a relationship, evaluate your customer and convince them, that's too much interaction.
  • Politics. Sure, the job itself wouldn't be that difficult, but choices? That would be hell.
  • Party / wedding planner. I think you are supposed to like people. Or be close to them. Which brings me to number 1 on my list ...
  • Therapist. I can't imagine talking to people, trying to get them out and expose their deepest feelings. No. I'd curl up in the fetal position in the corner at the end of the first day. Maybe at lunchtime.

Interestingly, I started a retail job because I wanted to overcome my fear of people (my introversion plus shyness plus depression was starting to equal agoraphobia). 25 years later, I am still in retail. I'm not afraid of people anymore, but they wear me out. So while it's tempting to list retail jobs, I won't.

I'm also good public speaking; it's the one-on-one contact that wears me out.

Hotel receptionist.

I am an introvert and this was my experience.

It was fine when we were off season (which means there are fewer tourists). But it was overwhelming when it was peak season. My shift was from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. On that shift, I needed to interact with people for at least 7 minutes (registration, short fake talk about how cool it is that they are visiting this country) and a new guest would come every 10 minutes (I counted!). So an average of 6 interactions per hour.

I heard there was an opening for the night shift, from 11pm to 7am. I was fine with that as I didn't have to study or anything.

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Hotel receptionist.

I am an introvert and this was my experience.

It was fine when we were off season (which means there are fewer tourists). But it was overwhelming when it was peak season. My shift was from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. On that shift, I needed to interact with people for at least 7 minutes (registration, short fake talk about how cool it is that they are visiting this country) and a new guest would come every 10 minutes (I counted!). So an average of 6 interactions per hour.

I heard there was an opening for the night shift, from 11 pm to 7 am I was fine with that since I didn't have to study or anything, plus they paid more for that shift.

Of course they paid more for that shift! It was a nightmare! I didn't bother to do any pre-research and found that a LOT of international flights arrive between 2am and 5am. I thought I would have time to read some books. No, a new guest would come in every 6 minutes. An average of 9 to 10 interactions per hour.

Detail: I don't talk too much even with friends. Now, can you imagine yourself with strangers? It took a lot of effort.

Detail # 2: My English was not very fluent at the time, but the tourists were mostly American or British. So I needed to speak to a stranger in a language that I was not very comfortable speaking with. For an awkward time, repeatedly.

A father.

Think about it. You come home from work, you lie on the couch. You're thinking of watching Netflix, maybe have some wine and have some sexy time with your husband / wife. And then you remember that you have to:

  1. Pick up your kids from kindergarten.
  2. Take them to your baseball games, your friends' sleepover or your tutoring classes.
  3. Come home, cook dinner, clean the house, and do laundry in large quantities.
  4. Come back to pick up the children. Try to resolve your arguments and problems.
  5. Feed them, monitor their bath time, and sleep. A story from time to time too.

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A father.

Think about it. You come home from work, you lie on the couch. You're thinking of watching Netflix, maybe have some wine and have some sexy time with your husband / wife. And then you remember that you have to:

  1. Pick up your kids from kindergarten.
  2. Take them to your baseball games, your friends' sleepover or your tutoring classes.
  3. Come home, cook dinner, clean the house, and do laundry in large quantities.
  4. Come back to pick up the children. Try to resolve your arguments and problems.
  5. Feed them, monitor their bath time, and sleep. A story from time to time too.

Conclusion: there is no time for a sexy moment, you are exhausted and you fall into bed next to your equally exhausted spouse. You have hardly had any privacy or time to yourself.

It's the worst job for an introvert, but the best as a person (if you're family oriented).

Any job that does not give you satisfaction, respect among other things.

To understand the context of this answer, you need to know that the job and the work environment are different, do not confuse them with one.

Being an introvert, you'll want to avoid interactions with your colleagues, clients, or any other human being for the most part. (If that's what you define "worst").

But that's when you are supposed to understand the difference between "personal" and "professional" life.

Your communication with people during your work will be completely formal. Professionalism.

However, if you feel unco

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Any job that does not give you satisfaction, respect among other things.

To understand the context of this answer, you need to know that the job and the work environment are different, do not confuse them with one.

Being an introvert, you'll want to avoid interactions with your colleagues, clients, or any other human being for the most part. (If that's what you define "worst").

But that's when you are supposed to understand the difference between "personal" and "professional" life.

Your communication with people during your work will be completely formal. Professionalism.

However, if you feel uncomfortable around people, keep your distance, people will recognize you (the truth is, they are too busy and ignorant to care). Also, not socializing with people in your workplace will deprive you of any personal connection with people. them and that's a completely different matter, and as long as you agree to that, just do your part, go home and do what you have to do.

I think this answers your question.

Be a student.

As it is a must, I will also consider it as a job!

How do you feel every time your parents go to PTA and the only complaint they get is “your daughter needs to talk more in class”? Or how participation in the university class occupies 15% of the grade? Or how do you have to go out and make a connection? Or how do you have to talk to your teacher and ask questions? How are people doing this? (seriously)

I hardly speak in class. I don't have any topics to discuss with the teacher (some advice to say anything, but what? I'm bad at having a little chat). In addition, they have office hours when I have

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Be a student.

As it is a must, I will also consider it as a job!

How do you feel every time your parents go to PTA and the only complaint they get is “your daughter needs to talk more in class”? Or how participation in the university class occupies 15% of the grade? Or how do you have to go out and make a connection? Or how do you have to talk to your teacher and ask questions? How are people doing this? (seriously)

I hardly speak in class. I don't have any topics to discuss with the teacher (some advice to say anything, but what? I'm bad at having a little chat). Also, they have office hours when I have class (and I don't think it's worth making an appointment with a short 3-4 minute talk). I'm also picky about making friends (mainly because I'm bad at small talk). I hate going to events or social media just to make connections. But we have to go anyway. Because society is established for people who go out, they neglect the quiet. I find it frustrating and unfair. On the other hand, is life always fair?

Being a student is the worst job of my life, yet I have already done it my whole life. Irony, isn't it?

President, you will never be alone, never. Your entire personal life will be dug up and displayed for the whole world to see. You will have to speak in front of crowds constantly, sometimes crowds that hate you. Everything you say will be hyper-analyzed. People will analyze your body language and draw. all kinds of assumptions about your opinions about people. You will have to act fake and pretend that you like someone the day after they appeared on television attacking you and your family. As an introvert, I think I'd rather go to ...

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When I was a teenager looking for a temp job, my worst experience by far was making cold calls at a call center.

This was a triple whammy for me as an introvert:

  • I felt awkward and uncomfortable interacting with people I didn't know. I still am. This job consisted of interacting with people she did not know, as well as annoying them with unsolicited calls as an added bonus.
  • He hated phone calls. The immediacy and lack of context is disorienting. Ringing phones remind me of morning alarm clocks. I prefer to think and write things rather than speak. This work was about bac
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When I was a teenager looking for a temp job, my worst experience by far was making cold calls at a call center.

This was a triple whammy for me as an introvert:

  • I felt awkward and uncomfortable interacting with people I didn't know. I still am. This job consisted of interacting with people she did not know, as well as annoying them with unsolicited calls as an added bonus.
  • He hated phone calls. The immediacy and lack of context is disorienting. Ringing phones remind me of morning alarm clocks. I prefer to think and write things rather than speak. This job was about making back-to-back phone calls.
  • Opening with a little chat is exhausting. Sales pitches to strangers are exhausting. Being rejected is exhausting. In the first hour I probably used up my quota of conversation, small talk, and emotional talk of the day. Actually, maybe all week.

I was out in no time and went in search of more pleasant jobs. Like being a portable toilet cleaner that didn't sound too bad.

As an introvert (which sounds extremely introverted) he enjoyed teaching classes to teenagers and adults. I used to have students working at least half the time, because my voice wouldn't last if I spent the entire class trying to project it loud enough to be heard. Also, there is a confidence that comes with knowing more than the audience knows.

But I found out early on that I didn't like doing pressured sales presentations, and after trying once, I never tried any sales-related positions. Perhaps what scared me the most was presenting new policies in front of a large group of empl.

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As an introvert (which sounds extremely introverted) he enjoyed teaching classes to teenagers and adults. I used to have students working at least half the time, because my voice wouldn't last if I spent the entire class trying to project it loud enough to be heard. Also, there is a confidence that comes with knowing more than the audience knows.

But I found out early on that I didn't like doing pressured sales presentations, and after trying once, I never tried any sales-related positions. Perhaps what scared me the most was presenting new policies in front of a large group of company employees. The policies were vague and you would have to answer questions without any preparation. So I think a politician would be one of the worst jobs, because that is a lot like what they do. (However, we really need people in government to stop and think about what they need to say before they open their mouths.)

Broker

This. it is. a. damned. nightmare!!

It is so chaotic. You have to convince customers to buy stocks and it's crazy.

This is what introverts would look like 95% of the time if they were part of this crazy business of 'influencing people to make money so they can make money'.

TV show host

Oh Lord! How can people do that? I mean, how can someone be so interested in other people's lives asking the same boring questions or even pretending to be interested? Although I do enjoy some talk shows, I can't imagine hosting them.

Which reminds me of a HONY (Human from

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Broker

This. it is. a. damned. nightmare!!

It is so chaotic. You have to convince customers to buy stocks and it's crazy.

This is what introverts would look like 95% of the time if they were part of this crazy business of 'influencing people to make money so they can make money'.

TV show host

Oh Lord! How can people do that? I mean, how can someone be so interested in other people's lives asking the same boring questions or even pretending to be interested? Although I do enjoy some talk shows, I can't imagine hosting them.

Which reminds me of a HONY (Humans of New York) post.

Tell me about it!

  • Sellers and marketing managers. What better way to ruin an introvert's day in an instant than to sweeten conversations so people buy products? And this includes being insurance agents and real estate agents.
  • Customer service. Meeting people's needs for hours and sometimes listening to their complaints? Hmm, it's not our cup of tea.
  • Flight assistants. It is difficult to enjoy work when we are never very people.

Jobs that require you to get out, meet people, and talk to them don't really fit in with introverts, in general.

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