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    INFP - The Idealists

    Rarest personality types?

    Could someone name me all the 16 personality types and what % of the population they make?Or list them from rarest to non rarest. No Comments bad on my question please, Im just a little curious to know how it is.



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    INTP - The Thinkers

    The following is based off of wikipedia so validity is probably not 100%. Also, it only accounts for U.S., don't know if there is a world statistic somewhere.

    The Sixteen Types US Population Breakdown The table organizing the sixteen types was created by Isabel Myers (an INFP).

    ISTJ 1114%
    ISFJ 914%
    INFJ 13%
    INTJ 24%
    ISTP 46%
    ISFP 59%
    INFP 45%
    INTP 35%
    ESTP 45%
    ESFP 49%
    ENFP 68%
    ENTP 25%
    ESTJ 812%
    ESFJ 913%
    ENFJ 25%
    ENTJ 25%
    Last edited by Stephen; 08-19-2011 at 06:39 PM. Reason: cleaned up a little

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    ISTJ - The Duty Fulfillers


    It also bears mentioning that certain types are more common for certain genders. For example, ISTJs are more commonly males than females, and INFPs are the other way around.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    On mypersonality.info they're listed as this

    ESFJ: 12%
    ESFP: 11%
    ESTJ: 10%
    ESTP: 10%
    ISTJ: 8.5%
    ISFJ: 7%
    ENFP: 7%
    ISTP: 6%
    ISFP: 6%
    ENTP: 4.5%
    ENFJ: 4%
    ENTJ: 4%
    INTP: 2.5%
    INFP: 2%
    INTJ: 1.5%
    INFJ: 1%

    They are estimates, though. :)
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I don't agree with a lot of the estimates. I've noticed ENTJ's being a very rare personality type, something I haven't seen reflected in any official statistics.
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    ENTJ - The Executives


    I had it floating around my Ni that INTJ was the rarest, but it wasn't information from a study but 2nd hand from a teacher delivering an mbti. His judgement looks approximate to personality.info, ENTJ was about 3rd last in his eye.
    The irony is that INTJ is such a popular temperment here :)

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas60 View Post
    I had it floating around my Ni that INTJ was the rarest, but it wasn't information from a study but 2nd hand from a teacher delivering an mbti. His judgement looks approximate to personality.info, ENTJ was about 3rd last in his eye.
    The irony is that INTJ is such a popular temperment here :)
    Well, apparently the introverted types are more likely to use the forums all day.
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    Unknown Personality

    either Ni dom type.

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    INTJ - The Scientists


    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas60 View Post
    The irony is that INTJ is such a popular temperment here :)
    Here and only here.

    Popularity as in both 'common' and 'liked'.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries


    I've read in most places that ENFJ males are rarer than ENFJ females at around 1%-2% max .... Just as INFJ males are rarer than INFJ females.

    And finally, I think the rarest type may well be an ENTJ female ---- perhaps not naturally so though. Nurture may have a lot to do with development of cognitive functions for ENTJ women and NT women in general. Just as it negatively impacts the develop of NF males.

    The emotional man is just as much a taboo in society as the emotionless woman.

    Why people can't be left to develop naturally without negative socialization and forced to adhere to stereotypical views of genders is beyond me. It would cause a lot less heartache.


 
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