One thing that everyone must consider when defining their ideal career direction is whether they are more introverted or more extroverted. This can be a make it or break it for whether or not your job is a fit for you. It is also a critical piece to figuring out the best work environment for you.
I had a job a long time ago that did not match with my more introverted nature. I was required to be extroverted for much of the day and I tell you, I was exhausted at the end of the day and wanted to go to bed every night at 8:00 pm! Not great for my personal life. So think about which way you lean. Are you more introverted or more extroverted? Remember we’re all a combination of both and you want to have the right balance of time with your peers at work and time alone. For example, I am 40/60 – 60% introverted and 40% extroverted so I can pose as an extrovert when I need to. But I require a lot of down, processing time during my day so working at home alone fits well for me.
What percentage are you? And does your current job match with that percentage, or are finding yourself drained at the end of the day?