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The best careers and college majors for extroverts and introverts

For anyone, selecting the perfect college major or career can be difficult — if not impossible. After all, the choices are limitless.

But what if you could get pointed in the right direction based on your personality? The Career Assessment Site (CAS) may serve as a resource.

The company, which helps individuals take personality tests to enhance their performance at work and school, found that there are careers and majors that introverts and extroverts typically prefer more, leading to making more money and feeling more satisfied.

"Some of us get energized by interacting with other people," according to the CAS, "while others among us are drained by such interactions."

"And it's likely that a lot of people out there are in jobs that aren't suitable for their natural inclinations toward extroversion or introversion," the site continues.

As the image above explains, extroverts are typically more outgoing, more comfortable in group settings and more likely to "think aloud." Introverts, meanwhile, are thoughtful individuals who tend to be "private emotionally." They're usually more reserved as well.

Notably, introverts may have some advantages over extroverts in the workplace. Google career coach Jenny Blake tells CNBC that people with quieter personalities "have great one-on-one conversations," which can lead to "deep relationships."

"You don't have to be outgoing to make great connections at work," Blake says.

But both extroverts and introverts can be wildly successful in business. According to CAS, famous extroverts include President Donald Trump, Apple's Steve Wozniak and Microsoft's Bill Gates. Notable introverts include Microsoft's Paul Allen, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett.

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The No. 1 advantage Mark Zuckerberg and other introverts have over extroverts