Good colleges for introverts

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For an extreme introvert, going away to college can be more daunting than exciting. New faces everywhere. Sweaty bodies packed into Greek houses like farm animals in the back of a Perdue chicken truck. Cheesy get-to-know-you games during orientation that force you out of your comfort zone. Sharing a shoebox-sized dorm room with one or more strangers. It can be enough to make you want to shut the door to your (private) high school bedroom and never leave.

But if you pick the right school, you can have the same memorable college experience as your extroverted peers. The best colleges for introverts are ones that offer a variety of social outlets and don’t have a singular archetype that most students conform to. Colleges with low Greek life participation or none at all are ideal for introverts. A few schools introverts should look closely at are:

  • University of Chicago
  • Grinnell College
  • Carleton College
  • St. Olaf College
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Drexel University
Introvert studying in college

The Best Colleges for Introverts: Our Top 7 Picks

There are nearly 4,000 colleges and universities in America. They cater to all kinds of students. And just because you don’t fit the campus mold at a particular school doesn’t mean you might not have an amazing college experience there. I went to a small liberal arts college that was 80% Greek. But I had classmates who shunned the frat scene, made their own fun, formed lifelong friendships, and loved their time on campus.

That said, if you want to make sure you end up somewhere it isn’t difficult for introverts to thrive, it’s a good idea to focus on schools that cater more heavily to students like you. Here are our top 7 picks for the best colleges for introverts.

University of Chicago

  • Location: Chicago, IL (Hyde Park)
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 7,559
  • Acceptance rate: 6%
  • Middle 50% SAT: 1510-1580
  • Middle 50% ACT: 33-35
  • Greek participation rate: 20%
  • Non-Greek student organizations: 450+
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Freshman retention rate: 99%
  • U. S. News ranking: #6 in National Universities

If you can get into the University of Chicago — no small feat these days — and don’t mind living in the middle of a huge city that gets bitterly cold and windy, few colleges in America are better for introverts than the University of Chicago.

It starts with the school’s intellectual vibe. University of Chicago is a “life of the mind” school, not a party, tailgate, and worship the football team school. The student body is famous for being highly introverted, and they not only do fine there but seem to love it, as UC has the highest freshman retention rate in the country at 99%.

Some kids — mostly students at big state schools with a dominant Greek scene like UIUC — refer to UC as the school “where fun goes to die.” But that characterization is unfair, not to mention highly inaccurate. Just because the school lacks a traditional party scene (think Animal House or Van Wilder) doesn’t mean the students don’t have fun. After all, they have a world-class city at their doorstep. Not to mention, the kids at UC who want to party hard can do so. The school has Greek life, and 20% of the student body participates — enough of a presence that it’s there if you want, but not nearly enough to be overwhelming or dominant.

Grinnell College

  • Location: Grinnell, IA
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,493
  • Acceptance rate: 19%
  • Middle 50% SAT: 1353-1538
  • Middle 50% ACT: 30-34
  • Greek participation rate: 0%
  • Non-Greek student organizations: 105+
  • Graduation rate: 87%
  • Freshman retention rate: 91%
  • U.S. News ranking: #13 in National Liberal Arts Colleges

Grinnell College is a small liberal arts college in rural Iowa with about 1,500 students. In many cases, such settings can be difficult ones for introverts to thrive, as a high-school-esque social hierarchy centered around a particular student archetype often forms.

But Grinnell College is different. The students stress individualism, and being “cool” there means being unashamedly yourself and comfortable in your own skin. This is the kind of school where you can walk into the dining hall and see jocks yukking it up at a table with theatre kids. It’s a place where no one gets shamed for choosing to stay in on a Friday night with a book or a Netflix playlist. In fact, you’ll usually have a friend or two eager to join you.

Grinnell has no Greek scene, and the students like it that way. Fealty to a group identity over self-identity isn’t their thing. But the school offers more than 105 student organizations centered around various hobbies, from computer coding to drone flying to beekeeping.

Carleton College

  • Location: Northfield, MN
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,014
  • Acceptance rate: 21%
  • Middle 50% SAT: 1330-1520
  • Middle 50% ACT: 30-34
  • Greek participation rate: 0%
  • Non-Greek student organizations: 100+
  • Graduation rate: 93%
  • Freshman retention rate: 97%
  • U. S. News ranking: #9 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Carleton students on a fall day

Carleton College (spelled with an “e” in the middle, not like the guy from Fresh Prince) is a peer school of Grinnell College. They get many cross-applicants. And for students fortunate (and talented) enough to get into both, it’s often a tough choice to go with one over the other.

Location is one big difference between Carleton and Grinnell. While Grinnell epitomizes rural, Carleton is nestled in a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, giving students the chance to escape to the big city when they need to get out of the campus bubble and recharge.

Like Grinnell, Carleton has no fraternities or sororities. But it does have interest houses where students can live with others who share a particular academic or nonacademic interest, from music to writing to social justice. It also offers more than 100 clubs and student organizations.

St. Olaf College

  • Location: Northfield, MN
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,126
  • Acceptance rate: 51%
  • Middle 50% SAT: 1150-1390
  • Middle 50% ACT: 25-32
  • Greek participation rate: 0%
  • Non-Greek student organizations: 250+
  • Graduation rate: 86%
  • Freshman retention rate: 91%
  • U. S. News ranking: #62 in National Liberal Arts Colleges

St. Olaf College is Carleton’s neighbor. Since the two campuses share a relatively small suburb, there is plenty of interaction between them. And while St. Olaf is much easier to get into than Carleton, they have similar student bodies and campus vibes. In fact, many Carleton hopefuls apply to St. Olaf as a safety school.

A few other differences between St. Olaf and Carleton: St. Olaf is notably larger, with about 3,100 undergraduates compared to 2,000. It’s also affiliated with the Lutheran church, but it’s not a religious school and there is no required church or chapel attendance. However, it does have a relatively high number of students who identify as Lutheran.

St. Olaf has no Greek life, and sports aren’t big on campus. These two factors tend to align well with an introvert-friendly environment. With 250-plus clubs and student organizations on campus, it’s easy to meet friends who share your interests.

New York University

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 27,444
  • Acceptance rate: 21%
  • Middle 50% SAT: 1370-1540
  • Middle 50% ACT: 31-34
  • Greek participation rate: 3%
  • Non-Greek student organizations: 300+
  • Graduation rate: 86%
  • Freshman retention rate: 94%
  • U.S. News ranking: #28 in National Universities

This one probably threw you for a loop. NYU, the school with the most urban campus in the country, burrowed into the middle of a loud, frenetic city that never sleeps, a school for introverts? Hell, NYU doesn’t really even have a campus, right? It’s just a bunch of buildings in the middle of Manhattan. And there are 27,000 undergrads! How overwhelming!

But many introverts thrive in this type of environment. You might be one of them. For an introvert, the benefit of going to a school like NYU over one with a traditional college campus is that it’s easy to disappear into the city and be anonymous when you feel the need to. Within 10 blocks of NYU in any direction are dozens of coffee shops, used bookstores, acoustic music venues, and other places introverts feel at home.

As for the massive student body, remember that you can make a big school small but you can’t make a small school big. With more than 300 student organizations to choose from, you can find your tribe even amid the craziness of New York City.

Northeastern University

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 15,156
  • Acceptance rate: 20%
  • Middle 50% SAT: 1410-1540
  • Middle 50% ACT: 33-35
  • Greek participation rate: 9%
  • Non-Greek student organizations: 400+
  • Graduation rate: 89%
  • Freshman retention rate: 97%
  • U. S. News ranking: #49 in National Universities

Located in the heart of Boston, Northeastern University is another big-city school that offers several benefits to introverts. The biggest is its co-op program. It’s no secret that job interviews can be stressful, even terrifying, for introverts. You might have the top grades and the best skills in your field coming out of college, but if you clam up in the interview process, you might lose out on job opportunities to your more gregarious peers.

Northeastern’s co-op program takes that worry off the table. The school lines you up with internships in your major, and you work these internships as part of your course of study during your time on campus. During certain semesters, you might strictly work and have no classes. This can result in a five-year graduation path rather than four years. But it gets your foot in the door and often leads to a lucrative job offer at graduation without having to attend job fairs (another introvert-unfriendly task) or send out hundreds of resumes.

A few other things put Northeastern squarely in the introverts corner: It has a low Greek participation rate under 10%. It offers more than 400 non-Greek student organizations. And its freshman retention rate of 97% means students of all personality types are happy there and want to stay.

Drexel University

  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 15,346
  • Acceptance rate: 77%
  • Middle 50% SAT: 1180-1380
  • Middle 50% ACT: 25-31
  • Greek participation rate: 10%
  • Non-Greek student organizations: 300+
  • Graduation rate: 71%
  • Freshman retention rate: 89%
  • U.S. News ranking: #103 in National Universities
Drexel students on Dragon Day

Drexel is in many ways like Northeastern. It’s a co-op school, so you get the same jumpstart to your career. It’s in the middle of a bustling metro area and offers access to all of the city’s amenities. It has a low Greek participation rate, a diverse student body, and hundreds of student clubs centered around unique hobbies. And its freshman retention rate indicates a high level of student satisfaction.

The biggest difference between Drexel and Northeastern, other than one being in Philadelphia and the other being in Boston, is that Drexel is far easier to get into. Northeastern, give them credit, has gamed the U.S. News rankings to perfection. A few decades ago it was ranked around #200 and basically had an open-admissions policy. Then it got a new president who figured out the algorithm and started making tweaks to send the school rising in the rankings. As a result, applications increased, and success begot success. Now, it’s brutally selective, with a 20% acceptance rate and a median ACT score of 34.

Drexel has far more manageable admissions — it accepts 77% of its applicants — but still a stellar reputation among employers, particularly in tech and engineering. It makes a great safety school for Northeastern hopefuls, as well as a great first-choice school, particularly if you like Philly.

The 10 Best Colleges for Introverts ⋆ College Magazine

Introverts withdraw from crowds, hate small talk and desperately need their me-time. Think of one of the worst places to put them— if you didn’t guess college, then you, my friend, must have an on-going reservation for the losing side in Trivia Crack. Just imagine the lecture halls filled with 200 kids, the dorms brimming with strangers, the dining halls packed with ravenous students, the frats crammed with drunk, groping gentlemen– welcome to Introvert’s Inferno (the only casual Dante reference in the piece, I swear).

Moving from hell to heaven: innovative housing, accommodating class structures and vibrant student life create safe havens for the less socially inclined. These 10 best colleges for introverts persuade them to get out of their own heads (and sweatpants) and onto campus.

1. University of Chicago

One HUGE source of fun– apart from the 53 sports offered, including Quidditch and paintball, is the housing system. In 11 residence halls, members of 38 different “Houses” reach family-status by sharing quirky traditions, a House Council, a House Lounge (the “family room”) and reserved tables in the dining hall. More importantly, they bond through sweet activities like fundraising, hiking trips, excursions downtown, “Bad Movie” nights, sports competitions against other Houses and 10-minute dance parties during finals week. What better way to bond those prone to nerdiness than a Harry Potter-inspired housing system?

2. Earlham College

Relationships in and out of the classroom are so important and (curses!) so difficult for the seemingly shy types. But you don’t have to worry about being nameless in Earlham classrooms. To drop some statistics, students and faculty share over 13,000 hours of community service annually, 85 percent of the faculty research with students and the average class size is a whopping 12. It’s no wonder U.S News ranked Earlham among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges for commitment to teaching excellence. From the loudest kid in class to the quietest, these professors know all your names. Proceed with caution.

3. MIT

MIT is known for their kickass frats but more kickass is their student life. How can you beat 478 student groups on campus? Oh yeah, you can’t. Herman Li, a senior at MIT and an officer of Mocha Moves Dance Squad, said, “MIT makes an effort to create a sociable environment by allowing students to find which culture they fit best in and to actively be a part of it.” But finding that environment may be as easy as picking housing for students at MIT. Every year, during Campus preview weekend and Residential Exploration, dorms send out videos and host events that embody their culture in hopes to sway the residency status of prospective freshmen. Reflecting on her own more traditionally “nerdy” house (all big fans of Dungeons and Dragons, superheroes and video games), Katherine Stone, a junior and vice captain of the MIT Marauders, said, “I love that MIT let me find a friend group that I can spend my Saturday nights playing D&D or watching all 8 Harry Potter movies at once with.

4. Vassar College

Diversity seeps into the basic structure of student life at Vassar. Just take a look at their clubs: Squirm, both a club and publication, essentially revolves around the s-word (no, not squirm. S.E.X.). Aircappella, an all-whistling a cappella group, gives professional whistling teams a run for their money worldwide. Barefoot Monkeys, a circus arts troupe, holds forums and performances that include– but are not limited to– juggling and fire spinning. Morgan Williams, sophomore and president of Squirm said, “Student organizations definitely provide a space to find like-minded people.” With over 100 student clubs and organizations and over 1,650 campus-wide events, it’s hard for any student to not to take part in the shenanigans.

5. Northeastern University

For budding recluses, gaining work experience is as difficult as killing first impressions. Interviews. Follow-up calls– oh, God, I’ll stop there. Cue the co-op program. Students alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time employment in positions that align with their career or academic interests. To make the transition to the strange (and possibly terrible) 9 to 5 grind, Northeastern provides prep courses, an academic advisor, a co-op coordinator and, if you’re looking for positions overseas, an international co-op counselor. Feel like, even with all that help, you’d still never be tempted to participate in a co-op? Console yourself with the fact that 90 percent of graduating Northeastern students completes at least one during their college careers.

6. Wesleyan University

Wesleyan’s campus can only be described by one word: hoppin’. With 99% of students living on campus, the school– with the help of over 200 student organizations– makes sure there’s always something to do. Poetry open mic nights, experimental dance performances, AEPi raves– you name it, Wesleyan’s got it. But even the most wonderful wallflowers shouldn’t overlook the party scene. Most parties have an all-inclusive, open door policy– I mean, they let freshmen guys into frats. For free. One frat, Eclectic, charges guests little (or nothing!) to come in and check out Indie bands. Who said frats were only good for kegs?

7. Sarah Lawrence College

SLC is known as a campus brimming with hipster, free-sprit and quintessential starving artist-types. “The idiosyncratic student/artist is certainly welcomed,” said Professor Ernest Abuba, a member of the theatre faculty since 1995. But the only characteristics that the faculty want– nay, demand– in their students are originality, independence and drive. And– unfortunately– you can’t BS those qualities at SLC. The college’s website said faculty have twice the contact with students than professors at other institutions. Well, brag on. In its deck of cards, the college has a 10:1 student-teacher ratio and small seminars comprise 90 percent of all classes. Still not impressed? Each class has a requirement of biweekly, individual student to faculty conferences. Translation: even the most reclusive students receive the care and individual attention of dedicated faculty members (whether they like it or not).

8. Westminster College

Housing is a great way to make best friends– or arch nemeses. For the hermitlike especially, the very idea of a roommate can spark a bit of hyperventilation. But not to fear. Not only does this college make every student fill out a detailed housing application, but they also assign an admission representative whose responsibilities include getting to know you and helping match you with compatible roommates. For weekend activities, one thing is for sure: this is no “suitcase” college. 75 percent of students remain on campus each and every weekend. Oh, and ladies? The ratio of men to women is about 3:2. Those odds aren’t too shabby.

9. University of the Ozarks

Big campuses usually aren’t the right fit for introverts. We like to band together in tight-knit communities. Frankly, I don’t know if you can get any closer than University of Ozark’s student body. With 72 percent of 587 students living on campus, school events like dance parties, movie weekends, bowling nights and sports games all deserve the label of “can’t-miss.” If you’re thinking, 587! I’ll never get into that school, the school has a 90 percent acceptance rate. Fear of rejection is a terrible excuse not to apply.

10. Florida Atlantic University

I know what you’re thinking: a student body of over 25,000 undergraduates is too much to handle for introverts. I mean I just said big campuses are usually a no-no (seriously, go back and check out #9), but larger class sizes and commuter campuses shouldn’t be entirely overlooked. For some introverts, especially the socially awkward penguins, small, seminar-like classes are an early condemnation to hell. With FAU’s 25:1 student-faculty ratio and 60% of classes with 20 to 50 students, you have the opportunity to bravely participate some days and blend in when necessary. And if the large classes are draining, escape the crowd any time (except class time, sorry folks) along with the other 94 percent of students who live off campus.

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All these concepts come to us from the world of psychology. If you are not yet familiar with aspects of your Self, hurry up to get acquainted. After all, it is they who will help you understand which profession will bring maximum satisfaction, and who you should never become.

We have already talked about choosing a profession according to the type of temperament. Now it's time to talk about psychotypes.

Introvert or extrovert: who are you?

In a company of friends, a school class or a university group, sociable people who pay attention to their person always stand out. They love to be the center of attention, have excellent public speaking skills, and make friends easily.

These people are extroverts. They resemble a clot of energy, which is first wasted, and then immediately replenished due to interaction with the outside world.

Their complete opposite is introverts. These people purposefully go into the inner world. They do not like noisy companies, as they are not very sociable. An introvert does not like to waste his own energy on outsiders, trying to accumulate it inside himself. As soon as he visits public events, he immediately feels exhausted, devastated. To restore vital energy, he will have to be alone for some time - only this will give him strength.

Some people confuse introverts with social phobes, misanthropes, and other types of anxiety disorder. But this is a big mistake! Introverts do not experience fear and anxiety before communication, dislike for others, do not have a sense of inferiority. They just prefer silence and solitude.

An ordinary introvert will easily survive forced communication or the need to speak without any stress choose for yourself.


Extroverts are people who prefer an active social life. It is important for them to win the favor and approval of others. However, this is given to them without much difficulty, because the ability to win over is in the blood.

Experts unanimously assert that this personality trait is innate, like eye color, height, etc.

Such a person strives to realize himself in the professional sphere, doing everything possible to get material, psychological recognition. And to achieve his goals, he uses the energy of others.

An extrovert is easy to recognize by external signs. They are characterized by:

  • active gestures,
  • confident voice,
  • impulsive behavior,
  • sparkling humor.

His strong point is communication with people, effective organization of employees. And he uses all this for his own realization

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Given all his qualities, it is not surprising that he consciously chooses to work with a large team. It is important for him to find a place where all the levels of the hierarchy will be clearly spelled out in order to methodically reach the intended goal.

Extroverts like to actively influence the world around them. They like to act, not to be an outside observer. That is why you will most often find them in the following professions.


Here the extrovert is in his element, because he is constantly accompanied by dozens of curious and adoring eyes, for whom he is a king and a god! It was not in vain that he chose this profession: extroverts are most similar to children in their openness and curiosity. Primary school teacher, educator or tutor - such professions will never bother our hero!

Advertising manager

It is vital for this specialist to be able to influence people, to convince. And here the skills to quickly make acquaintances and easily find a common language for an extrovert will come in handy. He feels fine in such an active environment. But he will need business acumen.

Secretary, assistant manager

The essence of this profession is to actively help another person, in organizing his work, and often personal time. And it is not surprising if often in the course of his official duties he has to push his own life into the background.

However, what seems to many to be a minus, an extrovert often sees as an advantage, because here he can actively participate in the most interesting processes. And rewards for this help significantly increase his motivation.

Take a look at the famous pair of introverted misanthrope Sherlock Holmes and extroverted humanist Doctor Watson.

HR specialist, recruiter, personnel officer

Recruitment, assessment of the candidate’s abilities and his suitability for a particular position, conducting interviews, selecting a team for the most effective performance of a variety of tasks of any complexity . .. Many of these duties may seem tedious and extremely boring .

But only an extrovert will be sincerely happy to invest his own energy in communicating with unfamiliar people, being in the eternal search for candidates with the competencies he needs, in resolving difficult relationships within the team.

Guide-interpreter accompanying tourist groups

This person will be the main interlocutor and escort outside your home country. His artistic nature allows him to easily find a common language with several tourists, settle conflicts that have not yet begun and fall in love with other countries.

With an extrovert guide, you will learn the most intimate secrets and interesting details about the life of foreigners, hear the best anecdotes and funny situations, entertaining stories related to sights.

Make no mistake about him: he is well aware of the responsibility entrusted to him and will resolve even the most difficult situation!

Organizer of shows and holidays, presenter, toastmaster

Well, everything is clear here. An extrovert is a person whose energy splashes outward. Putting on shows and parties for people is in his blood.

Usually extroverts are the best at improvising, controlling the levers of any invisible processes, being the center of attention.

Correspondent, journalist

The main feature of journalists and especially correspondents is their ability to communicate and curiosity.

Here, an open person will come in handy, who, even when sleepy, will be glad to make contact and win over the first person he meets. It will not be difficult for him to get out of any difficult situation with dignity and quickly process the information received.

An extrovert likes to learn any news and share it with others.


An extrovert is good at organizing and motivating people, which are essential qualities of a good administrator.

It is enough to have a little self-confidence, developed self-discipline, motivation in order to solve any issue in the best way.

Police officer, officer

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If the truth is on his side, he will move towards his intended goal by any means. And the accompanying glory of the guardian of order or defender gives this process a special nobility and additional charm.


Here the extrovert acts as a predator tamer. Just one unusual question, one well-placed gesture can turn the situation upside down. That's why juries often like him so much.

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Introverts are closed and focused on exploring their own inner world

American psychologists are sure that there are not so many introverts among us - only 30%. And many people misunderstand the true nature of this psychological type. We offer a detailed understanding of this issue, so as not to be victims of prejudice.

So, an introvert is someone who is the first to leave a noisy party under the pretext of a trip to the country or extreme fatigue. Many people think that these tricks are complete nonsense. In fact, there is no catch and deception, because the introvert really prefers rest alone to a cheerful noisy gathering.

Introversion is an innate quality of the psyche, which is characterized by the orientation of the personality towards oneself or inside oneself.

If an introvert has to interact with others for a long time, he experiences great stress. But he tolerates short contacts quite normally.

American scientist Eysenck distinguishes 2 types of introverts :

  • emotionally stable introverts correspond to the phlegmatic type of temperament;
  • emotionally unstable (neurotic) introverts correspond to the melancholic type of temperament.

Unlike extroverts, who draw their vitality from communication with others, introverts take energy from their own emotions, experiences, memories

Their source is their own inner world, which is why they turn to it so often. It is enough for an introvert to sit at home, in peace and quiet, listen to nostalgic music, remember a trip with friends three years ago - and he is a cucumber!

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Such a person is suitable for any profession that requires great concentration. He does not feel discomfort if he has to be in one place for a long time and alone.

Introverts become good scientists, philosophers, writers, explorers, travelers.

Distinctive features of introverts:

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  • punctuality,
  • restraint,
  • discretion,
  • thoughtfulness,
  • pedantry.

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Introverts are loved for their constancy. They do not like change, so they try to stay in the same job as long as possible. But at what kind of work - we now find out. Check out the list of the most acceptable jobs for introverts.

Account Manager, Social Media Manager

In general, any profession is suitable here, within which you can only communicate via e-mail or social networks.

Introverts love familiar surroundings without crowds of strangers. So they minimize the stress factor. But for such activity it is necessary to have a high level of self-organization.

Copywriter, blogger, writer

Like any creative person, an introvert needs self-realization. And it is quite natural that he wants to be heard. At the same time, he does not like to communicate with people. Paradox? Not at all if you try to do it in writing.

Database Worker

Many organizations need specialists to complete and maintain databases.

Few people last long in this position. Perhaps an introvert who can easily concentrate on one task for a long time, perform mechanical work and at the same time communicate with the outside world to a minimum.


Sales, Marketing, Logistics, Finance – almost every business needs an analyst. An introvert here will feel in his element: perform an analysis of external and internal factors, indicators, develop a strategy for bringing the direction to a new level.

Most of the work is related to algorithmization, but an introvert can also realize himself from the creative side.


In accounting, an introvert likes clear regulations from the legislation.

But there are nuances. Often, working as an accountant is associated with a high level of stress. In addition, many accountants are forced to constantly contact with external counterparties and services (auditors, banks, tax authorities, suppliers, contractors, etc. ).

IT specialist

We all know at least a dozen jokes about programmers who live in their own world of codes and numbers. As they say, in every joke there is a share of a joke.

Many introverts go to the world of virtual reality not only for professional realization, but also for high earnings. And here there is where to turn around: a system administrator, a technical support service, an external consultant, a developer, and many other specialties involve independent work and minimal communication.

Laboratory worker, researcher

Introverts often work in research laboratories, whether it be a scientific department or a medical institution. Communication with the outside world here is carried out not through people, but through materials and data that need to be studied and verified.

However, many scientists can interact more actively with others (for example, when conducting psychological or sociological research).

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Process engineer, chemical process engineer, technical specialist - all these people are involved in the development of new recipes, quality control of raw materials, analysis of the results, search for the causes of marriage.

True, from time to time an introvert will still have to communicate with customers or suppliers, to make a product presentation. But more often than not, he will not experience much discomfort from this, because he will remain alone with his thoughts for the lion's share of the time.

Worker of art

An introvert as a creative person must be able to realize himself. And any area of ​​art is great for this. It is enough just to be able to turn it into a professional activity.

Believe it or not, introverts are great conversationalists and friends. By mistake, many people think that they do not know how to properly build communication. In fact, they can do everything, they just do fine without it

Question: what if I like a profession that does not fit the description at all? You have to think logically here. If an extrovert chooses a position where he cannot waste his energy during the working day, he will endure the brain of the home.

If, on the other hand, an introvert has to constantly be in the thick of things, he will feel like a squeezed lemon. Both inevitably lead to long-term stress.

Some will throw up their hands in bewilderment: “But what if I don’t fit any of the above descriptions?” Then the next paragraph is for you.


Ambivert is the most flexible personality type, able to adapt to any conditions.

Ambivert is an intermediate option between an introvert and an extrovert

What does it mean to you if you are an ambivert? This means that you have an unlimited choice of professions. Depending on the situation, you will manifest the qualities of either an introvert or an extrovert. With different people, you will be either a reckless merry fellow, or a modest quiet one.

American researchers have calculated that approximately 38% of people are somewhere between introverts/extroverts.

Ambiverts are average in all respects. For example, they feel completely calm not only in the crowd, but also alone.

It can be different. For example, sometimes they want to feel like the center of the universe and the soul of the company. But it often happens that they need to be alone with themselves.

In general, these people combine the strengths of both psychological types: their sociability, friendliness and openness are harmoniously combined with concentration, the ability for solitude, introspection. This gives them more freedom to build their own lives.

Introverts and extroverts behave stably in the stress of this life. From time to time they can change their behavior to the opposite, but only for a short time. Otherwise, they will burn out.

And the ambivert can easily maneuver between the two categories, using his nature of variability according to the situation, without experiencing much discomfort. Comfortable for him is the zone that at the moment will not waste his nervous system.

Occupations for ambiverts

Despite the fact that ambiverts can easily work in almost any kind of activity, there are still areas that promise them the greatest prospects.

For example, American research by Adam Grant showed that ambiverts are much more effective in sales than extroverts, and even more so introverts. The reason for this is that although a successful salesperson must have a certain amount of self-confidence, an extrovert will be assertive and self-confident a little more than necessary to close the sale. Meanwhile, the ambivert is sensitive to the client and can balance between confidence and sociability.

In addition, good people come out of ambiverts: