Being an ambivert myself, I have experienced both sides of the coin, deriving energy from spending time with a whole crowd of people and other times getting recharged by spending time by myself and absorbing the alone time.
For me, too much of either situation leads to energy drainage, and hence I balance out my social outings with some alone time. Extroverts, however, feed on the energy they feel when they are amongst a crowd. They thrive in situations when they have many people to engage with and never shy away from being the center of attention. Their creative thought process is on a whole new level when they discuss their ideas with people with a similar school of thought!
An extrovert can get easily bored when left alone or in an atmosphere that isn’t conducive to their outgoing nature. Imagine being a vivacious, confident personality and left alone in an isolated environment! Such a situation would be brutal for an extroverted person in a personal as well as a professional setting.
Personality tests are a great way of knowing the work set-up that would best suit one’s instincts. While a personality type isn’t the only factor one must consider before taking up a new professional role, the importance of character traits should not be undermined when choosing the right kind of role for oneself!
Let’s look at some of the career choices that would be most appropriate for an extrovert personality type:
Actor: An actor or any kind of creative role in front of the camera or a crowd is an apt profession for an extrovert. They will don the role of wearing skin as nothing gets them more excited than being on the center stage!
Politician: As a politician, it is crucial that one is extremely out there in terms of personality as well as is an outspoken person. They need to know about all sorts of socio-economic issues their council, city, or country is facing and gather to have a great rapport with the locals. Speaking to a large group of people and having the power to convince them that they are worthy of their trust and vote takes a lot of courage and confidence. All the attributes required to carry out this role with success are part of an extrovert’s personality, and hence this could be a great career choice for them.
Lawyer: Most important courtroom drama details are collected behind the scenes during client meetings, getting the evidence together and talking to various people. Also, the confidence required to speak in front of a room full of people, clients, judges, and the assailant is something that will come easily to an extrovert.
Public Relations: A highly creative role, where a public relations expert is required to think outside the box, be witty and always be on their toes, networking and building rapport with the media is a perfect fit for an extrovert.
This is a role where one is responsible for a company or a person’s public image. From a personality trait point of view, it’s best suited for an extroverted personality type!