Think about your ideal work scenario: does it involve a lot of socializing and people time, or does the thought of small talk make you sweat? If you tend to thrive in situations where you can work independently and you get more done (and more energy) from digging into a project on your own, sales or other extrovert-centric careers aren’t your best bet. Luckily, you don’t have to be the loudest in the room (or on the Zoom) to have a successful career — especially in 2021. Now that working independently has become normal (and even preferable) for many previously in-person roles, there’s more opportunity than ever for jobs for shy people. If you swing to the more introverted side of the personality spectrum, these are some of the best careers for introverts to consider in 2021.