Sunday, 19 August 2012

Distribution of Personality Types

Personality Type Distribution in the General Population

Type Frequency in Population  
ISFJ                 13.8%
ESFJ               12.3%
ISTJ               11.6%
ISFP            8.8%
ESTJ            8.7%
ESFP            8.5%
ENFP           8.1%
ISTP        5.4%
INFP       4.4%
ESTP       4.3%
INTP      3.3%
ENTP      3.2%
ENFJ      2.5%
INTJ     2.1%
ENTJ     1.8%
INFJ     1.5%
Data source: "MBTI Manual" published by CPP
The most rare Personality Types are INFJ, followed by ENTJ and INTJ.
If your Type is rare, there are two ways to look at this:
1) Your Type is relatively rare and therefore your natural talents should be in great demand.
2) There are not many of you out there, so it may be hard to find people you can truly relate to.

If your Type is near the top of the chart on the left:
1) There are a lot of people like you out there in the world. It should be easier to find people who think and behave the way you do.
2) You might find it easier to fit in than an INTJ, or INFJ would.

Personality Type Distribution for


Type Frequency in Population  
ISTJ                   16.4%
ESTJ              11.2%
ISTP            8.5%
ISFJ           8.1%
ISFP           7.6%
ESFJ           7.5%
ESFP          6.9%
ENFP         6.4%
ESTP         5.6%
INTP        4.8%
INFP       4.1%
ENTP       4.0%
INTJ      3.3%
ENTJ      2.7%
ENFJ     1.6%
INFJ    1.2%

Personality Type Distribution for


Type Frequency in Population  
ISFJ                      19.4%
ESFJ                    16.9%
ESFP             10.1%
ISFP             9.9%
ENFP             9.7%
ISTJ          6.9%
ESTJ         6.3%
INFP        4.6%
ENFJ      3.3%
ESTP      3.0%
ENTP     2.4%
ISTP     2.3%
INTP     1.7%
INFJ     1.6%
INTJ    0.9%
ENTJ    0.9%
A few observations:
Almost 20% of the female population are ISFJ's.
INTJ's and ENTJ's are the rarest personality types for females. Less than 1 out of 100 each.
Data source: "MBTI Manual" published by CPP


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