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The Best Jobs for People Who Hate People

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Kristina ByasGuest Blogger
September 05, 2016 · 5.2k Views

One thing that a lot of careers have in common is that people are required to communicate with others on a daily basis. This may be exciting for some, but not everyone is interested in discussing work, home life or anything with their coworkers, supervisors or even customers.

Not everyone can be an extrovert and be outgoing and friendly. For some people it is difficult to open up and put themselves out there, but there are also many people who don't really see the point. When a person generally doesn't like to be around others or find it difficult to get along with everyone they meet, they will have to be careful with what type of career they choose. While most jobs require people to be in constant contact with multiple people throughout the workday, there are several jobs that are perfect for people who don't really enjoy being around others.


  1. Technical Writer

    Source: artemisconsultants.net
    Technical writers pretty much spend their time writing. Even though many of the documents they are responsible for creating requires them to have an understanding of humans and how to communicate, they have very little contact with others.
  2. Film and Video Editor

    Source: expertreviews.co.uk
    A film and video editor is a fun, exciting career for anyone to have, whether they like people or not. No need to be able to communicate with others too often, but you do have to know how to tell a story and be good at operating editing software.
  3. Zoo keeper

    Source: articles.baltimoresun.com
    Many people who don't like people find that they prefer the company of animals. Of course, at some point you will have to make contact with humans, but a lot of your time will be spent caring for a variety of animals and building a relationship with them instead of humans.

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  4. Data Entry Jobs

    Source: vafromeurope.com
    Data entry can be a little boring, but if you don't like people it is actually something you may enjoy. The yearly salary varies for this job, so depending on where you work, you will be sacrificing pay for less human contact, but it will be worth it if you really can't stand people.
  5. Medical Transcriptionist

    Source: allmedicaltranscriptionjobs.com
    Many medical transcriptionist positions that are available today are work from home, which means people will not have to worry about interacting with coworkers and clients on a daily basis.
  6. Housekeeper

    Source: nyhc.com
    Those who prefer to work alone may actually enjoy being a housekeeper. Other than speaking to the people they work for, they are generally left alone so they can get their cleaning done. You may not like people, but cleaning up after them may not be so bad, especially if you don't really need to talk to them.

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  7. Truck Driver

    Source: blog.nationalease.com
    Truck drivers spend a lot of time on the road by themselves. In some case, they are gone for weeks at a time and left with no one to talk to but themselves. If you enjoy driving and spending time by yourself, a position as a truck driver may be perfect for you.
  8. Computer Programmer

    Source: earnmydegree.com
    Whether you are working from home or have to go into an office, as a computer programmer, you'll spend most of you time focusing on the job instead of interacting with people.
  9. Writer

    Source: coe-onlinetrainingcourses.com
    Writing isn't something that all people enjoy doing, but it is a rewarding career. Depending on what type of writing you are interested in, you won't find yourself talking to others too often, which is something a lot of people appreciate about this career.

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  10. Actuary

    Source: forum.web.com
    This job requires you to access risks for insurance companies, but it doesn't always require you to converse with others. There are some people in this field who are extroverts, but it is definitely not something that companies look for when hiring actuaries.


Ideally, when a person doesn't like people, they would prefer no contact at all. Other than friends and family, they may not feel the need to talk to others or even make friends. However, there aren't many jobs that people can hold that don't call for some type of communication with others. This means that those who don't like people will just have to deal with the fact that sometimes they'll have to interact with others.


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Kristina Byas is a Milwaukee native who has written for Female Intel, Shepherd Express, Scandalous Women and more. She suffers from a severe case of wanderlust and has difficulty purchasing items at full price. You can learn more about her by following her on Twitter: @KristinaByas

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