Another 5 Worst Jobs For Introverts
Nov 10, 2020
In the first article about 5 Worst Jobs For Introverts, I gave my list as an INFJ/introvert of typical jobs that aren’t a good match for introverted personalities.
I can hear you think: Did you forget a few 0’s next to that 5?
Well, I’m not mad at you for thinking that! Surely there are plenty more jobs that could make the list.
So, without further ado, let’s dive deeply into another 5 worst jobs for introverts!
The Worst Jobs For Introverts (Another 5 Examples)
Initially you would think of the potential career as a teacher for an introvert: Hmmm, that sounds pretty good!
The patience, empathy and knowledge introverts can possess are great virtues to have working within the field of education.
The introvert’s ability to focus and dive deeply into the subject matter of choice can really help to become an expert.
All these qualities are very suited for being a teacher. But, here’s the rub..
The environments in which teachers need to operate aren’t. Not even close.
The noisy schools, the overcrowded classrooms, the long work days..
Well-known pitfalls for the introvert as overwhelm lurks just around the corner.
Due to classes being jam-packed with students (on average 20.9 students per classroom in middle school) (OECD, 2018), the teachers’ attention is perhaps the only thing that gets divided during math class.
Monitoring all those children’s progress, behaviour and attending to all their questions or individual needs becomes almost impossible.
Monitoring students’ behaviour in class seems to be an even bigger challenge in our modern day times, where youngsters are easily distracted by their smartphones.
Teachers have to maintain order in class and this distracts from quality teaching.
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Jack of All Trades
This could typically be enormously taxing and frightening to introverts.
Standing up for ourselves and setting healthy boundaries are challenging due to our tendency to be more reserved, soft-spoken and not wanting to draw attention to ourselves.
Conflict avoidance is sadly enough a common theme among introverts.
Now picture that classroom with a few bullies or students with boundary testing tendencies, something which a lot of youngsters like to do.
Especially to teachers.
All that interpersonal tension and those social stimulation could leave the introverted teacher paralysed by overwhelm.
The duties of teachers are also increasingly swaying into other directions than educating.
Teachers nowadays find themselves doing more administrative tasks for instance.
There is also a lot of pressure to grade tests and school assignments in time.
Often teachers find themselves grading papers at home late at night after already a long hectic day of work at school.
Sadly, you won’t find these over hours on their pay-cheques.
There is hardly any time left in a day to unwind and think, which is a basic need for introverts to at least finish their day with before going to bed.
Let alone getting up early as well to prepare their classes.
2. Rail Conductor
Rail conductor?! Are you kidding? That is not one of the worst jobs for introverts..
That is perhaps one of the best!
Piloting the train all day all alone in the driver’s compartment staring into the distance while the colorful landscape rushes by on both sides.
That sounds like a dream actually. But that would be the train engineer!
The rail conductor however is responsible for making sure every passenger on the train bought a legitimate train ticket.
They make sure the atmosphere in the cabins is comfortable and passengers are behaving themselves properly.
Rail conductors also need to answer questions about arrivals, departures, delays and transfers.
Therefore they are interacting with a wide variety of passengers that are passing through all day long (a red flag for most introverts).
Cabins can be over-crowded during rush hour.
Of all those people traveling by train, there are bound to be a few who didn’t buy a train ticket.
They might offer resistance by verbally complaining or getting angry for getting caught.
Encountering conflict and handling it properly by being firm and assertive is a big challenge for introverts.
Due to being more sensitive, interpersonal conflict can make us absorb that hostile emotion from the other to the point it affects us visibly.
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