Not everybody is a people person. If this sounds like you, then your best approach for finding a job could be searching for work where people skills aren't all that necessary. To find these jobs, we averaged data from the Occupational Information Network, or O*NET, a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on 974 occupations. O*NET rates each occupation on a scale from zero to 100 on how much a job requires workers to be in contact with others and how much a job requires workers to be pleasant with others, where a lower rating signals less required sociability. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 11 best paying jobs where you don’t have to deal with people.
It's not that you don't like people, per se. It's just that you've never in your life been invited to a networking event and thought, "Well, that sounds fun!" You'd rather spend a quiet night in with a few friends – or by yourself – than go to a crowded bar. You go out of your way to avoid small talk. Ron Swanson is your spirit animal. In short, you're not a people person. And that's okay. Some people just aren't built that way. Fortunately for you, there are a slew of lucrative career opportunities that don't require a lot of customer interaction and group collaboration. You can also check our list of 11 Best Paying Jobs for Workers with High School Degrees.