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    Found these lists of “facts” about each type at this website. I’m wondering how others believe these lists accurately represent them.


    ISTJ

    • Among the four highest in college GPA.
    • Overrepresented among bank officers and financial managers.
    • One of the top 2 types among industrial/technical teachers.
    • Higher on deductive reasoning than dominant Thinking or Feeling types, with other dominant Sensing types.
    • Academic subjects preferred: math, practical skills.
    • More frequent among African Americans.
    • In national sample, highest of all types in liking work environments where "Everything is done by the book" and one of 3 highest types in liking "Toeing the line";
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "People of different backgrounds."
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" in their jobs.
    • Overrepresented among both male and female small business owners compared with national sample.
    • With ISFJs, far outnumber dominant extraverted Sensing types among chronic pain patients.
    • Overrepresented among men with chronic pain - accounted for 38% of sample studied.
    • Overrepresented among men at risk for heart attack - more than 3.5 times the proportion in Myers' high school sample.
    • One of two most overrepresented female types in a substance abuse program.


    ISFJ

    • Most important feature of an ideal job: stable and secure future.
    • In national sample, among 3 types with lowest income.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Watching TV 3 or more hours per day"
    • Underrepresented in "Playing with computer/video games," "Watching sporting events," "Appreciating art," and "Playing sports."
    • Academic subjects preferred: practical skills.
    • Rated by psychologists as 1 of 2 types least likely to have trouble in school.
    • Second most frequent type among education majors.
    • In national sample, highest of all types in liking work environment characteristic "Employee loyalty & job security";
    • One of the 3 highest in national sample liking work environment characteristics "Clear structures" and "No expectation for working extra hours"
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "International opportunities"
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions," "Stress," and "Salary" in their jobs.
    • Overrepresented among male small business owners compared with national sample.
    • With ISTJs, far outnumber dominant extraverted Sensing types among chronic pain patients.
    • One of 4 types in college reporting the lowest level of assertiveness.
    • Overrepresented among female coronary heart disease patients and second most frequent type.
    • Among substance abusers, are attracted to heroin.


    INFJ

    • Most important feature of an ideal job: "Use of my special abilities."
    • In national sample, highest in reporting stress associated with "Work, "Intimate relationship," "School," and "Other."
    • In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Talking to a professional."
    • In national sample, ranked highest in being dissatisfied with "Marriage/intimate relationship"
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Writing" and "Appreciating art"; underrepresented in "Watching sporting events."
    • Academic subjects preferred: art, English, music.
    • Among highest college persisters.
    • 3 top work characteristics favored in national sample: "Variety of tasks," "Clear structure," and "Independence & achievement"
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "Opportunities for advancement & high pay but not job security."
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" and "Salary" in their jobs.
    • With ISTPs, ranked first among all the types in using spiritual/philosophical coping resources.
    • Among the 3 male types most "oblivious" to partner's dissatisfaction with the relationship.


    INTJ

    • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality.
    • In national sample, lowest in reporting stress associated with "School" and "Caring for aging parents."
    • In national sample, lowest in coping with stress by "Watching TV."
    • In national sample, ranked highest in saying "No" to belief in a higher spiritual power.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Taking classes, going to school," "Appreciating art," "Playing with computers or video games," and "Working out/exercising"
    • Underrepresented in "Watching TV 3 or more hours per day."
    • Academic subjects preferred: science.
    • Highest GPA among college persisters.
    • 1 of 3 highest types in liking work environment characteristic "Variety of tasks" as well as highly favoring "Clear structure" and "Independence & achievement"
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments characterized by "Making the job as simple as possible."
    • In national sample, among types with highest income; dissatisfied with "Future work opportunities," "Promotions," and "Job security" in their jobs.
    • Highest rank on coping resources used was spiritual/philosophical - ranked 3rd out of the 16 types.
    • Among the 3 male types overrepresented among substance abusers.


    INTP

    • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality; earning a lot of money.
    • Males were highest on "obliviousness index" (relatively unaware of spouse's dissatisfaction with the relationship).
    • Highly represented among college students taking foreign languages.
    • In national sample, ranked 3rd highest in saying "No" and 2nd highest in "Not sure" to belief in a higher spiritual power.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Appreciating art," "Writing," "Taking classes, going to school," and "Playing with computers or video games."
    • Academic subjects preferred: art, science.
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "Clear structures & responsibilities," "Employee loyalty & job security," and "Working as part of a team"
    • 1 of 3 highest types liking work environments with "International opportunities" and "Advancement/pay but not job security"
    • Include in top 3 desirable work environment characteristics "Variety of tasks," "Independence & achievement," and "Clear structures."
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Salary," "Promotions," and "Job security," "Predictability," and "Working conditions" in their jobs.
    • With INFPs, most dissatisfied with the work they do, where they work, and future work opportunities, and likely to leave job.
    • With ISTPs, had the lowest mean level of coping resources; ranked 16th out of 16 types on total resources.
    • Most frequent among college students referred for drug and alcohol violations.


    INFP

    • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality.
    • Have a general advantage in foreign language learning.
    • Most likely of all the types to report suicidal thoughts in college.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Writing," "Appreciating art," "Reading," and "Listening to music."
    • Academic subjects preferred: art, English, music.
    • Among 3 highest types favoring work environments with "Independence & achievement," and include among top 3 desirable characteristics "Variety of tasks" and "Clear structure."
    • In national sample, greatest dissatisfiers in the work environment were "Promotions," "Amount of stress," and "Opportunities for accomplishment."
    • In national sample, with INTPs, most dissatisfied with the work they do, where they work, and future work opportunities, and likely to leave job.
    • Underrepresented among men with chronic pain.
    • Showed the highest level of depression of the 16 types with chronic pain.
    • Overrepresented among a sample of male therapists.


    ISFP

    • Among the highest persisters in college.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Watching TV 3 or more hours per day" and "Watching TV for leisure"
    • Underrepresented in "Reading," "Working out/exercising," "Writing," "Appreciating art," and "Taking classes, going to school."
    • Academic subject preferred: practical skills.
    • Lowest of all types in national sample liking work environments with "Variety of tasks"
    • 1 of 3 highest types in favoring "Loyalty & security," "Making the job as simple as possible," and "No expectation of extra hours"
    • Include among top 3 desirable work characteristics "Clear structure" and "Independence & achievement."
    • In national sample, greatest dissatisfiers in the work environment were "Promotions," "Job security," and "Salary."
    • In national sample, among those with lowest income and unlikely to leave job.
    • Ranked 15th of 16 types in using emotional coping resources and 16th using physical coping resources; ranked 15th in total resources.
    • In national sample, ranked highest in "Ever had heart disease/hypertension."
    • In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Trying to avoid stressful situations," "Getting upset or angry and not showing it," "Sleeping," and "Watching TV."


    ISTP

    • Highly represented among male college scholarship athletes.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Playing with computers or video games"
    • Underrepresented in "Listening to music" and "Writing."
    • Academic subjects preferred: math, practical skills.
    • Highest of all types in national sample liking work environments with "Independence & achievement"
    • Include among top 3 desirable work characteristics "Clear structure" and "Variety of tasks."
    • Most important feature of an ideal job: "A stable and secure future."
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" in their work.
    • In national sample, among top 4 types valuing "Autonomy."
    • With INFJs, ranked first among all the types in using spiritual/philosophical coping resources.
    • In national sample, ranked lowest in reporting stress associated with "Balancing home and work."
    • In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Getting upset or angry and not showing it."


    ESTP

    • Among the highest in college retention.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Playing sports."
    • Academic subjects preferred: history, math, practical skills.
    • 3 top desirable work characteristics favored in national sample: "Variety of tasks," "Independence & achievement," and "Clear structure."
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions," "Opportunity to contribute to society," and "Amount of stress" in their work.
    • In national sample, among top 4 types valuing "Prestige."
    • Ranked 15th out of 16 types on using spiritual/philosophical coping resources and 16th out of 16 types on using cognitive coping resources.
    • Ranked highest in "positive affectivity."
    • In national sample, ranked 4th highest in satisfaction with "Marriage/intimate relationship."


    ESFP

    • Among the highest in college retention.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Watching TV 3 or more hours per day"
    • Underrepresented in "Reading" and "Working out/exercising."
    • Academic subject preferred: history.
    • Highest of all types in national sample in liking work environment characteristics "Making the job as simple as possible" and "No expectation for working extra hours."
    • Most important feature on an ideal job: "A stable and secure future."
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions," "Job security," "Stress," "Salary," and "Accomplishment"
    • Satisfied with "People I work with" in their jobs.
    • In national sample, among types with the lowest income and likely to leave job.
    • Ranked 15th out of 16 types on using physical coping resources and 16th out of 16 types on using spiritual/philosophical coping resources.
    • In national sample, ranked 2nd highest in satisfaction with "Marriage/intimate relationship."


    ENFP

    • 3rd most frequent among education majors in college.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Writing," "Appreciating art," "Playing musical instrument," "Listening to music," "Reading"
    • Underrepresented in "Watching TV for leisure" and "Watching TV 3 or more hours per day."
    • Academic subjects preferred: art, English, music.
    • In national sample, lowest of all types in liking work environments where "Everything is done by the book"
    • 1 of 3 highest types in liking "Independence & achievement," "Teamwork," and "People from different backgrounds."
    • Most important feature on an ideal job: creativity and originality.
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" and "Salary"; satisfied with "People I work with" in their jobs.
    • With ESTJs, had highest total coping resources of all the types.
    • Ranked 1st of all 16 types in using social and emotional coping resources and 2nd in using cognitive resources.
    • In national sample, ranked lowest in coping with stress by "Developing physical symptoms."


    ENTP

    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Taking classes, going to school," "Writing," "Playing sports," "Playing with computers or video games"
    • Underrepresented in "Watching TV 3 or more hours per day."
    • Academic subjects preferred: art, science.
    • 1 of 2 types most frequent among college alcohol policy violators.
    • In national sample, highest of all types in liking work environment characteristics "Independence & achievement" and "Opportunities for advancement & high pay, but not job security" and including "Variety of tasks" and "Clear structure" among top 3 characteristics
    • 1 of top 3 types liking "International opportunities" as a characteristic.
    • Most important feature on an ideal job: creativity and originality.
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions," "Opportunities to use talents," and "Salary" in their work.
    • In national sample, among those types most dissatisfied with their work and among those with the highest income.
    • With ENFPs, had highest mean level of coping resources.
    • Overrepresented among those having Type A behavior.
    • In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Confronting the problem."
    • In national sample, ranked lowest in "Ever had heart disease/hypertension."


    ENTJ

    • Among top 4 types in college GPA.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Working out/exercising."
    • Academic subjects preferred: English, science.
    • In national sample, highest of all types in liking work environments with "Variety of tasks," "People from a variety of backgrounds," and "International opportunities"
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "No expectation of extra hours" and "Toeing the line."
    • Include "Independence and achievement" and "Clear structure" among top 3 desirable characteristics.
    • Greatest work environment satisfiers are opportunities to use talents and contribute to society, job security, opportunities for learning and for accomplishment.
    • In national sample, 1 of 2 types most satisfied with their work, where they work, and future work opportunities, unlikely to leave job, and among those with the highest income.
    • With ESTJs, had the 2nd highest mean level of coping resources.
    • Ranked 1st of all 16 types in using physical coping resources.
    • In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Trying to think of options."
    • In national sample, ranked 2nd highest in "No" and 4th highest in "Not sure" re: "Belief in higher spiritual power."


    ENFJ

    • Rated by psychologists among 2 types least likely to have trouble in school.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Appreciating art," "Writing," "Listening to music," and "Reading"
    • Underrepresented in "Watching TV 3 or more hours per day."
    • Academic subjects preferred: art, English, music.
    • Among 3 highest types in national sample liking work environments with "Variety of tasks," "Teamwork," and "People from a variety of backgrounds."
    • Include in 3 most desirable characteristics "Independence and achievement."
    • Most important feature of an ideal job: "Use of my special abilities."
    • In national sample, were among those most satisfied with their work, where they work, but likely to leave job.
    • In national sample, greatest work environment satisfiers are "People I work with," "Opportunities to use talents," "Opportunity to learn," "Job security," "Amount of responsibility," and "Opportunity for societal contribution."
    • Greatest dissatisfiers were "Promotions" and "Salary."
    • Highest ranks on coping resources used were social and cognitive (ranked 3rd on both among the 16 types); ranked 3rd in total resources of the 16 types.
    • In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Exercising."
    • In national sample, ranked highest in "Belief in a higher spiritual power."


    ESFJ

    • Most frequent type among education majors.
    • Among highest in college retention.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," underrepresented in "Writing."
    • Highest of all types in national sample liking work environments with "Toe the line expectations."
    • Among 3 highest types favoring "Clear structure," "Loyalty and security," and "Making the job as simple as possible."
    • Most important feature of an ideal job: service to others.
    • In national sample, were among those most satisfied with their work and where they work, and unlikely to leave job.
    • In national sample, greatest work environment satisfiers are "People I work with," "Amount of responsibility," and "Opportunity for societal contribution."
    • Most frequent type among women with coronary heart disease.
    • In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Talking to someone close" and "Relying on religious beliefs."
    • In national sample, ranked 2nd highest in "Belief in a higher spiritual power."
    • In national sample, ranked highest in satisfaction with "Marriage/intimate relationship."


    ESTJ

    • Most frequent type among school administrators.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Playing sports" and "Watching sporting events."
    • Underrepresented in "Listening to music."
    • Academic subjects preferred: math, practical skills.
    • Highest of all types in national sample liking work environments with "Clear structures & responsibilities" and "Working as part of a team"
    • 1 of 3 highest types favoring "Toeing the line" and "Going by the book" and include "Variety of tasks" among top 3 desirable characteristics.
    • Most important feature of an ideal job: "A stable and secure future."
    • In national sample, were among those most satisfied with their work and working conditions.
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" in their work.
    • Overrepresented among both male and female small business owners compared with national sample.
    • With ENFPs, had highest total coping resources of all the types.
    • Ranked 1st of all 16 types in using cognitive coping resources and 2nd in using emotional and social coping resources.
    • Overrepresented among those having Type A behavior.
    • In national sample, ranked 3rd highest in satisfaction with "Marriage/intimate relationship."

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    Personally, the ones (for INFJ) about jobs hit the nail on the head for me. That, and being underrepresented in ‘watching sporting events’ as a leisure activity: it’s something I’ve never been able to enjoy.

    Also, I think it’s interesting (and maybe kinda funny, about INFJs) that INFJs “ranked highest in being dissatisfied with ‘Marriage/intimate relationship’”, while ESFJs ranked highest in satisfaction with it. That might almost be worthy of its own thread. (If they arrived at these ‘facts’ through self-report, then is it just that ESFJs feel the most need to report being satisfied? And what's up with being least satisfied, INFJs?).

    Anyway, what do you think of your own type’s ‘facts’?
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    • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality; earning a lot of money. True; Mostly false
    • Males were highest on "obliviousness index" (relatively unaware of spouse's dissatisfaction with the relationship). I tend to be somewhat socially oblivious
    • Highly represented among college students taking foreign languages. False
    • In national sample, ranked 3rd highest in saying "No" and 2nd highest in "Not sure" to belief in a higher spiritual power. Fits
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Appreciating art," "Writing," "Taking classes, going to school," and "Playing with computers or video games." Fits me
    • Academic subjects preferred: art, science. Fits, though I haven't done Science classes in a year
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "Clear structures & responsibilities," "Employee loyalty & job security," and "Working as part of a team" Damn right for the most part
    • 1 of 3 highest types liking work environments with "International opportunities" and "Advancement/pay but not job security" Dunno
    • Include in top 3 desirable work environment characteristics "Variety of tasks," "Independence & achievement," and "Clear structures." Sounds good except maybe not the last one as much
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Salary," "Promotions," and "Job security," "Predictability," and "Working conditions" in their jobs. I guess so... don't work yet
    • With INFPs, most dissatisfied with the work they do, where they work, and future work opportunities, and likely to leave job. Me no worky
    • With ISTPs, had the lowest mean level of coping resources; ranked 16th out of 16 types on total resources. What?
    • Most frequent among college students referred for drug and alcohol violations. What? Us INTPs irresponsible druggies? I didn't know we had it in us. Maybe we just suck at talking our way out of it.
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    ISTJ

    • Among the four highest in college GPA. Yes. I have a 4.0 (Im not sure if American grading and European grading scales work differently - So that's perfect A's all through my undergrad program.)
    • Overrepresented among bank officers and financial managers. Not me. Im a science person.
    • One of the top 2 types among industrial/technical teachers. ^^
    • Higher on deductive reasoning than dominant Thinking or Feeling types, with other dominant Sensing types. I don't really have a good basis of comparison to 'confirm' this but I don't have any reason to disagree.
    • Academic subjects preferred: math, practical skills.Math is actually one of my weakest subjects. I have to work MUCH harder to succeed in math-related courses than anything else. I struggle with it a bit.
    • More frequent among African Americans. Im about as pale, pasty white as it gets.
    • In national sample, highest of all types in liking work environments where "Everything is done by the book" and one of 3 highest types in liking "Toeing the line"; No surprise there. =) By the book, indeed.
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "People of different backgrounds." I'm indifferent about people's backgrounds.
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" in their jobs. Haven't had enough experience in the work force to confirm/deny
    • Overrepresented among both male and female small business owners compared with national sample. I can't see myself being a successful business owner.
    • With ISFJs, far outnumber dominant extraverted Sensing types among chronic pain patients. Eh. I have a leg injury that is probably going to cause me pain for the rest of my life, but considering it was the result of a car accident and 7 subsequent surgeries... That hardly seems like it is MBTI related. I also dislike pain medication and refused to take any after my surgeries or during physical therapy and such.
    • Overrepresented among men with chronic pain - accounted for 38% of sample studied. Im not a man.
    • Overrepresented among men at risk for heart attack - more than 3.5 times the proportion in Myers' high school sample. ^^
    • One of two most overrepresented female types in a substance abuse program. Honestly, I must admit that I could see myself falling into substance abuse under the right circumstances.


    Overall, I'd say this is probably decently accurate, despite some of it not being applicable to me.
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    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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    • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality; earning a lot of money.I like both, yes,
    • Males were highest on "obliviousness index" (relatively unaware of spouse's dissatisfaction with the relationship).Not male and not in a relationship. But I'm pretty oblivious nonetheless.
    • Highly represented among college students taking foreign languages.Atm I've given up any thought of trying to learn new languages.
    • In national sample, ranked 3rd highest in saying "No" and 2nd highest in "Not sure" to belief in a higher spiritual power.About right.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Appreciating art," "Writing," "Taking classes, going to school," and "Playing with computers or video games."I don't write for leisure but I'm surprised they forgot READING!
    • Academic subjects preferred: art, science.Yeeees! I'm not taking any science classes but I like the subject.
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "Clear structures & responsibilities," "Employee loyalty & job security," and "Working as part of a team"They all sound nice to me. So long as these aren't subtle ways of saying "you're shackled to your desk and your task"...which in that case hell no.
    • 1 of 3 highest types liking work environments with "International opportunities" and "Advancement/pay but not job security"Both sound nice. I'm reading no job security as meaning able to leave any time? I wouldn't like to be fired at a moment's notice.
    • Include in top 3 desirable work environment characteristics "Variety of tasks," "Independence & achievement," and "Clear structures."Clear structure contradicts the bullet before. But I like these.
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Salary," "Promotions," and "Job security," "Predictability," and "Working conditions" in their jobs.I don't work but I have a feeling I'll be encountering these problems nevertheless.
    • With INFPs, most dissatisfied with the work they do, where they work, and future work opportunities, and likely to leave job.Same as above.
    • With ISTPs, had the lowest mean level of coping resources; ranked 16th out of 16 types on total resources.Yes I get it. I'm a stressed out sociopath, okay?
    • Most frequent among college students referred for drug and alcohol violations.I don't consume either regularly.

    In general, it's not wrong. Lol.

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    • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality; earning a lot of money. First one is definitely true. The second, meh...it's important, but not nearly as important as having the freedom to do the job the way I want.
    • Males were highest on "obliviousness index" (relatively unaware of spouse's dissatisfaction with the relationship). If by obliviousness, they mean, "unaware there's a serious problem until it's too late to do anything about it," then yeah.
    • Highly represented among college students taking foreign languages. I find different languages interesting, but they're not really my cup of tea.
    • In national sample, ranked 3rd highest in saying "No" and 2nd highest in "Not sure" to belief in a higher spiritual power. Bingo.
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Appreciating art," "Writing," "Taking classes, going to school," and "Playing with computers or video games." Yes, yes, no, no, YES. Really, school as a leisure activity? I'd much rather learn on my own and at my own pace than within a structured environment.
    • Academic subjects preferred: art, science. Somewhat yes to both. I preferred history, psych & philosophy slightly more.
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "Clear structures & responsibilities," "Employee loyalty & job security," and "Working as part of a team" Yes (hate overly structured environments), no (I like job security), yes (I work best alone)
    • 1 of 3 highest types liking work environments with "International opportunities" and "Advancement/pay but not job security" Yes / no.
    • Include in top 3 desirable work environment characteristics "Variety of tasks," "Independence & achievement," and "Clear structures." Yes / yes / ehh, if by "clear structures" they mean structures free of bureaucracy, doubletalk and bullshit, then yes.
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Salary," "Promotions," and "Job security," "Predictability," and "Working conditions" in their jobs. Promotions I don't really care that much about. The rest sound like things a lot of people are dissatisfied with at one time or another.
    • With INFPs, most dissatisfied with the work they do, where they work, and future work opportunities, and likely to leave job. Yes, yes, yes, yes.
    • With ISTPs, had the lowest mean level of coping resources; ranked 16th out of 16 types on total resources. Certainly.
    • Most frequent among college students referred for drug and alcohol violations. Makes sense, we tend to overdo it. See the point right above this one for a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Buck McFate View Post
    Anyway, what do you think of your own type’s ‘facts’?
    INTP

    • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality; earning a lot of money.
    -- Can't argue with this. All of those sound pretty good. And because Trentham said it, *doing the job the way I want*. I'd not have thought to say it, but as he did, *very* little is more important than that, when it comes to work. Big to you, Trentham.

    • Males were highest on "obliviousness index" (relatively unaware of spouse's dissatisfaction with the relationship).
    -- Not in a relationship, although I'd like to say that I'd try very hard to not fall into the trap of taking the SO for granted. But oblivious? Yes, I often am.

    • Highly represented among college students taking foreign languages.
    -- Hah. Ordinarily, no. However, *currently*, I am taking Chinese (my first language class in 20+ years though...)

    • In national sample, ranked 3rd highest in saying "No" and 2nd highest in "Not sure" to belief in a higher spiritual power.
    -- How INTP-ish! "No" is only outvoted by "Not Sure". I'm basically in between the two.

    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Appreciating art," "Writing," "Taking classes, going to school," and "Playing with computers or video games."
    -- I do generally enjoy all of those things.

    • Academic subjects preferred: art, science.
    -- Science, history, and *doing* art all sound like fun. *Studying* other people's art, not so much.

    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "Clear structures & responsibilities," "Employee loyalty & job security," and "Working as part of a team"
    -- I don't have strong beliefs about those, but that may partially be that my current job (the good aspects of which I tend to take for granted) is more flexible than most. I *do* wish co-workers would leave me alone and let me work, though (but the job doesn't allow for that).

    • 1 of 3 highest types liking work environments with "International opportunities" and "Advancement/pay but not job security"
    -- Why wouldn't I want job security, all other things being equal? Perhaps I value this a bit more because I despise looking for new jobs. International opportunities does sound great though. Advancement/Pay are of course good, but sometimes you have to be careful... unless you're your own boss, advancement often means "expectation of turning work into your life" -- not cool.

    • Include in top 3 desirable work environment characteristics "Variety of tasks," "Independence & achievement," and "Clear structures."
    -- All sounds good, as do "creativity" and "no bureaucracy" (yeah, wishful thinking)

    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Salary," "Promotions," and "Job security," "Predictability," and "Working conditions" in their jobs.
    -- All of this is accurate.

    • With INFPs, most dissatisfied with the work they do, where they work, and future work opportunities, and likely to leave job.
    -- All of this is probably at least somewhat accurate.

    • With ISTPs, had the lowest mean level of coping resources; ranked 16th out of 16 types on total resources.
    -- Hate to say it, but in my case, this is absolutely true. Other than chatting with family and a friends a handful or two times a year, I'm on my own.

    • Most frequent among college students referred for drug and alcohol violations.
    -- This is the one that's absolutely not me. I've never had any interest in either, and actively avoid situations where such a thing would even have the possibility of arising.



    Interesting things to note:

    -- Nobody is satisfied with "Salary" or "Promotions". I do find it sort of reassuring that in some ways, we're all more or less the same .
    -- INTP's and INFP's are right at the bottom of "coping resources". ENTP's and ENFP's are right at the top. Hmm. Among NP's anyway, what's the causative effect there -- extraversion affecting coping, or folks with more coping resources developing extraversion (nature vs. nurture)? Probably some of both, assuming the statistic is even accurate. Interesting to ponder, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelric View Post
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    -- INTP's and INFP's are right at the bottom of "coping resources". ENTP's and ENFP's are right at the top. Hmm. Among NP's anyway, what's the causative effect there -- extraversion affecting coping, or folks with more coping resources developing extraversion (nature vs. nurture)? Probably some of both, assuming the statistic is even accurate. Interesting to ponder, though.
    That's fine, but why the extremes? Why are ENXP's all the way at the top and INXP's at the bottom? If it was just introversion vs extroversion, we could be distributed anywhere within a range, based on our I/E. Why can't ENXP's be the best at coping out of the extroverts and INXP's be the best at it for introverts? Or maybe we should all be a the bottom of our groups, or the middle... why the polar opposites? The only thing that I can come up with is the difference between Ne dom and Ne aux. How does the same function differ in form when you change the priority?
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    INTJ - I don't compare myself to other INTJ's and I have no idea if the majority of us fit into these options, so I'm just going to answer if the option fits me or if it doesn't.

    • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality.
    I agree, but a decent income is a high priority as well.

    • In national sample, lowest in reporting stress associated with "School" and "Caring for aging parents." I've never experienced stress due to school as the only triggering factor. And people get old and there's not much one can do to prevent that, yet.

    • In national sample, lowest in coping with stress by "Watching TV."
    I don't watch TV.

    • In national sample, ranked highest in saying "No" to belief in a higher spiritual power. I'm an atheist.

    • Academic subjects preferred: science. No, but it's amongst the top three.

    • Highest GPA among college persisters. I'm yet to find out, but probably.

    • 1 of 3 highest types in liking work environment characteristic "Variety of tasks" as well as highly favoring "Clear structure" and "Independence & achievement" Yes.

    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments characterized by "Making the job as simple as possible." Simple, but not sloppy.

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    • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality; earning a lot of money. Definiteley yes; not really (even though it can be nice)
    • Males were highest on "obliviousness index" (relatively unaware of spouse's dissatisfaction with the relationship). I´m female, but from the male specimen I know, I´d say: Bless them, they try.
    • Highly represented among college students taking foreign languages. Yup
    • In national sample, ranked 3rd highest in saying "No" and 2nd highest in "Not sure" to belief in a higher spiritual power.Yup
    • In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Appreciating art," "Writing," "Taking classes, going to school," and "Playing with computers or video games." Yup (as demonstrated by spending time on this forum)
    • Academic subjects preferred: art, science. Art? I´m more into humanities, but there was a time when I wanted to go into biology like the rest of the family.
    • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "Clear structures & responsibilities," "Employee loyalty & job security," and "Working as part of a team" Tell me about it!
    • 1 of 3 highest types liking work environments with "International opportunities" and "Advancement/pay but not job security" Yes and maybe
    • Include in top 3 desirable work environment characteristics "Variety of tasks," "Independence & achievement," and "Clear structures." Yes, yes and wtf..clear structures? As in hierarchies and going by the book????? Or as in little politics and clear responsibilities?
    • In national sample, dissatisfied with "Salary," "Promotions," and "Job security," "Predictability," and "Working conditions" in their jobs. Yeah, but that comes with being a freelancer
    • With INFPs, most dissatisfied with the work they do, where they work, and future work opportunities, and likely to leave job. Sort of, got better since I became my own boss
    • With ISTPs, had the lowest mean level of coping resources; ranked 16th out of 16 types on total resources. *sigh*
    • Most frequent among college students referred for drug and alcohol violations. And destroy precious neurons? No way! But then again, not because of social rules but because of serious health related considerations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by animenagai View Post
    That's fine, but why the extremes? Why are ENXP's all the way at the top and INXP's at the bottom? If it was just introversion vs extroversion, we could be distributed anywhere within a range, based on our I/E. Why can't ENXP's be the best at coping out of the extroverts and INXP's be the best at it for introverts? Or maybe we should all be a the bottom of our groups, or the middle... why the polar opposites? The only thing that I can come up with is the difference between Ne dom and Ne aux. How does the same function differ in form when you change the priority?
    Yeah -- that was what made me curious too -- you'd not think it would be that divergent. Either that (and this is always a huge thing in polls dealing with type or probably any other self-reported "fuzzy" statistic), there's a large self-reporting bias in there -- in this case people (NP's) may inadvertently correlate their own introversion/extraversion with less/more coping resources, leading to such a skewed-looking set of results. I just found it sort of interesting.
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