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What are some optimal professions for introverts?

Since introverts don't hate people, but merely choose to recharge and reflect by oneself, which professions allow plenty of room for solitary contemplation and reward the true innovation that rises out of that?

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    May 8 2012: Contrary to what one might think, introverts make great actors. Acting is about listening and about being a character, that is to say, a real person. The problem with extrovert actors is often that they ACT, and it shows. Check the difference between great British actors - more introverted, subtle, and therefore fascinating - and American actors - more extroverted, obvious, and therefore tiresome.

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