MBTI Types and Salary, Education, and Population

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This is a discussion on MBTI Types and Salary, Education, and Population within the Articles forums, part of the Announcements category; I stumbled upon this interesting, albeit depressing for some, infographic showing the type breakdown for Average Household Income, Average Education ...

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    MBTI Types and Salary, Education, and Population

    I stumbled upon this interesting, albeit depressing for some, infographic showing the type breakdown for Average Household Income, Average Education Level Achieved, Males and Females, and the US Population. It looks like ENTJs have an advantage of at least $8k per year on every other type!

    What do you think? Do you agree with the data?


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    Looks like the Psychologist are doing pretty well like you said.

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    The income graph is a little deceptive in the way it was constructed, it seems as though they are trying to make mountains out fo mole hills here because there aren't in fact enough significant differences to justify the study.

    Also, how can there be average household income by type? In most households there are a variety of types. For example, my parents are INTJ, and INFJ while I am ESFP...under which catagory would we fall?
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    Honestly, I doubt that no one hasn't gone further than their bachelor's, I mean, what about all the physicians? Psychologists? Anthropologists?
    Secondly, how is this in any way depressing? If we're going to assume monetary value to type, most INFx's would be therapists, and as far as income goes, it can get pretty high...not as high as a physician of course (I don't take MBTI seriously since it's Jungian).
    Still though, it's interesting to consider.
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    Ya, the income graph rather suffers from misscalement. :)

    I am a bit sceptical about personality and societal life in respect to the nature and nurture debate. I am convinced that if our presented society wasnt driven by performance, the graphes would change a lot. And by that I mean that you will mostly find extj'ish personalities in top positions and it may be there business image or they have become that way while being a long time influenced by the surrounding business.

    I'd always consider mbti as a tool to only find about yourself and get to know others more. But in business or societal situations it is most often self-confidence that is enough to get you almost anywhere.
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    I'm curious as to how they determined type. I suppose I'm always a little skeptical of things like this because there are so many people that are mistypes and a lot of the tests don't seem to be perfect (and when 60 percent of men are thinkers and 65 percent of women are feelers, well that may not be that far from 50%, but I do question whether that is the actual break down or if cultural/gender stereotypes may have influenced some of the typings). So, I mean, based on type stereotypes (if some of the stereotypes are the norm ... of course people will have certain personal traits that go against the norm), it seems plausible to me, but I do wonder how accurate the typing was (and I would wonder that, no matter what the results were).


    Quote Originally Posted by B00Bz View Post
    The income graph is a little deceptive in the way it was constructed, it seems as though they are trying to make mountains out fo mole hills here because there aren't in fact enough significant differences to justify the study.

    Also, how can there be average household income by type? In most households there are a variety of types. For example, my parents are INTJ, and INFJ while I am ESFP...under which catagory would we fall?

    Let's say I married and ISFJ. Maybe our income would be listed as both INFP and ISFJ? They did not say, but that is what I am guys when they are looking at these statistics (although that does not take into account if both parties are employed and how many hours per week they are working, and ...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Meepers View Post
    I'm curious as to how they determined type. I suppose I'm always a little skeptical of things like this because there are so many people that are mistypes and a lot of the tests don't seem to be perfect (and when 60 percent of men are thinkers and 65 percent of women are feelers, well that may not be that far from 50%, but I do question whether that is the actual break down or if cultural/gender stereotypes may have influenced some of the typings). So, I mean, based on type stereotypes (if some of the stereotypes are the norm ... of course people will have certain personal traits that go against the norm), it seems plausible to me, but I do wonder how accurate the typing was (and I would wonder that, no matter what the results were).





    Let's say I married and ISFJ. Maybe our income would be listed as both INFP and ISFJ? They did not say, but that is what I am guys when they are looking at these statistics (although that does not take into account if both parties are employed and how many hours per week they are working, and ...)
    Wouldn't it just be better to do individual income though? Not only might there be more significant differences, it would also be more accurate as it is rarely the case that two people in a house hold make the exact same amount of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B00Bz View Post
    Wouldn't it just be better to do individual income though? Not only might there be more significant differences, it would also be more accurate as it is rarely the case that two people in a house hold make the exact same amount of money.
    Again, I was just guessing. But if that were the case (I mean if they are pooling the households together and looking at the people in the household), then that could give other information, such as which types are okay with marrying someone who does not make as much money or whatnot. House holds are a team and, I suppose people do eventually choose who they want to be with and divide that labor of the households (some households may have one person working and one not, but the money is equally theirs and both are considered to have earned that money because they chose their own division of labor that they thought was fair). Or maybe they went by taxes (maybe they thought that was easier) and that income was not just about salary, but other things, such as investments as well (which couples makes investments together). I would say that both individual income and household income can be of interest for different reasons (but household income may be better indicator of the division of wealth between each MBTI type ... idk)
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    INFPs are the worst paid, that's what you get for being a helper ! Any ENTJ, ESTJ or ESFJ interested in dating/longterm commitment ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoohoo Larry View Post
    Honestly, I doubt that no one hasn't gone further than their bachelor's, I mean, what about all the physicians? Psychologists? Anthropologists?
    Well, they do say "average", so while there may be plenty who have gone very far in their education, there are also others who would have dropped out or whatever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoohoo Larry View Post
    Secondly, how is this in any way depressing? If we're going to assume monetary value to type, most INFx's would be therapists, and as far as income goes, it can get pretty high...not as high as a physician of course (I don't take MBTI seriously since it's Jungian).
    Still though, it's interesting to consider.
    Haha, I just said depressing because most of the people whom I showed this to IRL said, "Dang! I want to be an ENTJ!" or were upset that their type wasn't one of the highest paid or most educated or rarest.

    Quote Originally Posted by JackSparroww View Post
    Ya, the income graph rather suffers from misscalement. :)
    Yes, I hate this part about the graph, it's so misleading. In reality, it's not too different, and would probably look more like the Education graph.
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