Writing for a living is among the top professions human beings choose/fall into because they're not people persons. Other professions for those who aren't social range from potter to economist.
That's what Rachael Gillett reports in BusinessInsider. The findings were derived from that data housed in the Occupational Information Network. That information assesses how much people contact types of work require.
Hmmm, this explains a lot. For example, as much as I love doing feature stories for the media, I have always felt uncomfortable. That could be because the process involves interviewing myriad people. On the other hand, when I ghostwrite a book, article or opinion-editorial, the task usually requires dealing with one client.
In addition, every time, with one exception, when I was offered a managerial job or assignment, I turned it down. The one exception was supervising other ghostwriters. And since I recognized they weren't social either, the job was doable.
Of course, I tried out other paths which involved extensive human interaction. For one, a part-time sales position, the company and I agreed maybe that wasn't a good fit.
For a just-in-time front desk assignment at a major hotel chain, I quit after two weeks. Too much agita.
And, LOL, my call-center assignment didn't turn out too hot either.
When I am reading, thinking, writing, and editing alone, 'em are days of heaven.