Careers For Ambiverts: 5 Best High Paying Jobs For Ambiverts

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Knowing your personality and what fits you well is a key element when choosing your career path.

Ambiverts (outgoing introverts) mostly have both introverted and extroverted qualities. So they need to choose careers that give them the ability to lean equally in both directions to thrive.

And because financial motivation is also an important element when choosing the career you want to pursue, I listed below the best high paying jobs for ambiverts and the qualities needed to thrive in each job just to help you out a bit with your decision.

5 Best High paying jobs for ambiverts 


  • Teachers


I listed this first because I strongly believe that teaching will fit an ambivert’s tendencies perfectly.

Ambivert teachers will naturally thrive in a familiar environment such as packed classrooms. They can catch their student’s attention and get them hooked to every word they say with ease and without really getting drained. 

More importantly, ambiverts can talk freely in front of others about a subject they know a lot about (or they’re specialized in) without making a big show of it. This is a trait they possess. 

Teaching also requires solitary desk work such as grading papers and planning lessons, which will allow for alone time “if needed” and create a perfect balance with the more outgoing activities.

  • Actors

You’d think that acting is ideal for extroverts only- think again. For years, many talented, worldwide famous introverts and ambiverts have graced the cinemas with their blockbuster movies. Let’s just assume it’s safe to say that acting (provided with enough talent) can be for anyone willing to go for it.

What makes it perfect for ambiverts though is that becoming a well-established actor requires one to be naturally confident, bold, and can process inwardly and outwardly when filming.

You need to be easy-going and talkative with fans and “paparazzi”. But it’s also crucial to be able to separate your professional life from your personal one and make time for yourself away from the public. It pretty much means you need to have both extroverted and introverted traits to be a natural at acting.

  • Lawyers

Good lawyering requires a bunch of traits that can generally be found in an ambivert’s personality, such as being a good listener.

A good lawyer should perfect the art of attentiveness by listening to their clients, adversaries, colleagues, and even the judges. They can then analyze and synthesize the information they catch for better judgment and later, better advice to their clients.

Other ambivert traits that are also crucial for good lawyering: assertiveness, creative thinking, the ability to negotiate, and most importantly to convince through verbal and emotional communication. 

  • Film Directors

If you’re an ambivert and you aspire to be a film director then you have me supporting you all the way to pursue filmmaking as a career because you probably have the right qualities to be a successful filmmaker.

A good film director must be authoritative to lead an entire team of actors and workers on set. In addition to that, he must possess good communication skills because it’s important to be able to articulate your ideas and production goals to your team. These two extroverted traits can definitely be found in an ambivert. 

For an ambivert who wants to make his own personal brand in the filmmaking industry, you also need to work with your introverted qualities because these are the ones that will make you stand out in a crowd of movie directors.

Your key qualities here are: being creative and a problem solver. The quality of a Movie always stands on a director’s creative magic and his ability to find solutions when things don’t go as planned.   

  • Recruiters

Recruiting is as difficult a job as it seems. My friend is a recruiter, and every time I see her she’s either on the phone or constantly checking her emails. I asked her about what her agency looks for when hiring recruiters and honestly her answer is what made me list this occupation in the post.

Recruiters who have the potential to thrive according to my friend’s agency must have the following qualities: Honesty and integrity when dealing with clients. Flexibility based on the changes in the job world and the ability to adapt your communication skills according to a client’s or a candidate’s needs.

They must also be good listeners, that’s because the best recruiters listen twice as much as they speak.

And lastly, they need to have patience and persistence because oftentimes finding the right candidate for a client doesn’t happen on the first call so it takes both qualities to stay on track and deliver the best choice for your clients. 

These traits are crucial for someone who wants to have a lasting career as a recruiter and this is why it is most appropriate for an ambivert. 

Last thoughts…

Having the right qualities is sure important for you to thrive in your career but you should never disqualify passion.

Being an ambivert does not mean you can never be a freelancer. After all, it’s more suitable for introverts or a politician because people say that it’s a career path only extroverts can walkthrough.

If you want to pursue a career you think you lack some qualities needed in it then I guess you better start cultivating these qualities.

I went to an education college even though everyone around me said I’m too shy and socially awkward to teach. I went ahead and started teaching right after graduation. Took the first year to learn what works for my introverted personality and what doesn’t. I made my own coping strategies during work and I’ve never been more proud of my career choice.

Consider your personality traits and passion.

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Sarra is a behavioral science student and HS science teacher ( also a cat mom! ) who obsesses over typing people but can't seem to type her own self. Let's just say that for the time being, she's a cross between an INFJ and INFP!

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