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Jobs for Loners

In the immortal words of Barbra Streisand, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But what about the rest of us? We don’t all have what it takes to be gregarious, and outgoing, and one’s ability to be sociable, or lack thereof, can affect the type of employment one ends up taking.

The extroverted have a bevy of jobs that let them press the flesh. There are sales, management, life coaching and any number of other jobs that demand constant interaction with others. On the other hand, the introverted simply don’t have what it takes to be a people person, and they have to look for jobs more suited to their status as loners.

Many jobs that allow more reserved types to work in solitude are menial and offer little in the way of decent salary or challenging work. However, there are plenty of other careers that are stimulating, well-paying and require little in the way of human contact. Read ahead to see some of the best jobs in the U.S. for loners.

By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 07 May 2012

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