Friday, 7 April 2017

Minimalism in introverts’ work environments

Funnily, one of the things that first comes to mind when I think of translators in connection with minimalism is the observation that many (but not all) of us translators are introverts: we don’t crave the same doses of external stimulation as our extrovert peers, but generally prefer to keep the arousal of external stimuli to a minimum.

Working with maximum immersion and minimal distraction

We’re okay with minimal person-to-person interaction. Although human contact is also vital to us like food and drink, we are completely fine with less social interaction and find solitude revitalising. Therefore we are usually very happy working away on long texts in front of our computers all week – with maximum immersion and minimal distraction.

Given the above, it is hardly surprising that translator is listed among the best 15 jobs for introverts in a recent article entitled “15 Best Jobs for Introverts” published on Business News Daily or in the article entitled “Twenty High Paying Jobs For Introverts” on

Links to great articles:
- Why Introverts and Extroverts Are Different: The Science (
- The Minimalist Introvert: In Praise Of Going Deep (
- How to Understand an Introvert, Explained by Introjis (
- 10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World (
- 10 Things That Don’t Make Sense To Introverts (
- The Best Jobs for Introverts (
- Twenty High Paying Jobs For Introverts (