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    Default Is Keirsey Right?

    I just got his newest book "Brains and Careers" and he seems to think that Guardians make up 50% of the population, Artisans make up 40% of the population, Rationals only make up 5% of the population, and Idealists only make up 5% of the population.

    What do you guys think about this?
    I feel like I know a lot more than 10% iNtuitives. (More like 25%)
    I handed out a survey to a large random sample of students at my college and there was a 75/25 S/N ratio.

    If this is true, I don't mean to sound all emo, that would really make clear why there are so few people in the world I can actually relate to...
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    It wouldn't surprise me if it was closer to 10% than 25%, I think a lot of Ns are mistyped. Just look at the typing section of this forum, there is no way most famous people are Ns, it doesn't make any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me if it was closer to 10% than 25%, I think a lot of Ns are mistyped. Just look at the typing section of this forum, there is no way most famous people are Ns, it doesn't make any sense.
    Well often time the famous people that are being typed are entertainment celebrities, and it could be argued that "artsy stuff" attracts a disproportionate amount of iNtuitives.

    But anyway, if I had to guess I'd say Ns comprise more than 10% and less than 20% of the general population.

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    Does he refer to where he comes up with the numbers?

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    Of course Keirsey is right.
    Keirsey is always right.

    But, seriously I have no idea.
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    I suppose it's only ever a guessing game as a survey could never really guarantee the accuracy of the typing involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "?" View Post
    Does he refer to where he comes up with the numbers?
    The guy has taught in University of California for over a decade and practiced psychology since 1950.

    My guess is he annoyed countless number of patients and students with one of those "fill in the bubble" MBTI tests.

    But seriously, that dude knows what he's talking about. The best MBTI/Jungian typology scholar that I've come across. If anyone knows a better one, I'd like to hear about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Well often time the famous people that are being typed are entertainment celebrities, and it could be argued that "artsy stuff" attracts a disproportionate amount of iNtuitives.
    Maybe it's the 80/20 principle, 80% of famous people are from 20% of the population (intuitives). I think NFs might be attracted to "artsy stuff" but don't see much relation to NTs, the thing is it's not just entertainers, it's fictional characters as well, unless they are obviously stupid (in which case they are of course Sensors :rolli then they seem to be classed as intuitives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    Maybe it's the 80/20 principle, 80% of famous people are from 20% of the population (intuitives). I think NFs might be attracted to "artsy stuff" but don't see much relation to NTs, the thing is it's not just entertainers, it's fictional characters as well, unless they are obviously stupid (in which case they are of course Sensors :rolli then they seem to be classed as intuitives.
    Well I concur with the fact that there is some serious mistyping going on.

    I know I lose my shit quite often when I see those threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Well I concur with the fact that there is some serious mistyping going on.

    I know I lose my shit quite often when I see those threads.
    I apologize for myself and all the others, but it ends there.
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