Most introverts already know who they are, but haven't thought about how that impacts their career choice. For those who aren't sure what personality type they fall under, a fun, free and accurate quiz may be found at the following website:
"The Keirsey Temperament Sorter-II (KTS-II) is the world's most widely used personality instrument. Since 1978, it has been used by more than 40 million people worldwide to better understand themselves, their friends, family, and co-workers." Keirsey Temperament Quiz.
Americans are very much molded by popular culture. Sometimes an individual doesn't fit the mold. Knowing this when venturing out into the job market, can save the job seeker a lot of time and lead to a rewarding career.
As Diane (not her real name), a career teacher put it:
"In junior high school, I took a career assessment test, and it indicated that one of the jobs I'd be suited for was truck driver. That was the early 1960's and no girl in her right mind would be caught driving a truck. My friends and I got a good laugh out of that one. Over the years, I took other career assessment tests and truck driver continued to come up, and my amusement continued. I went to college, became a teacher, and was miserable having to be "on" all the time. I would have preferred to have been in my head. It wasn't until recently it hit me: I have always loved getting in my car and driving for miles. Sometimes I feel like hopping in the car on the spur of the moment and driving clear across the country. Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees!"
Every introvert would do well to understand who they are before applying for college or searching for employment. Today's service-based economy that requires serving the public or working in teams is not the right fit for an introvert. The introverted individual possesses strengths such as focus and patience and getting work completed in a timely manner.
They also keep company with some very accomplished individuals: Albert Einstein, Steven Spielberg, Michael Jordan, Katherine Hepburn, Jane Goodall, Sir Isaac Newton, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Warren Buffet to name a few.