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    Default Letter and Function %s in the Population

    Here are letter and function percentages in the population (according to the site below):

    Introverts: 51%
    Extroverts: 49%

    Sensors: 73%
    iNtuitives: 27%

    Feelers: 60%
    Thinkers: 40%

    Judgers: 54%
    Perceivers: 46%

    Si users: 46%
    Se users: 27%
    Ne users: 19%
    Ni users: 8%

    Fi users: 30%
    Fe users: 30%
    Te users: 24%
    Ti users: 16%

    Studies aren't all-encompassing and totally accurate, so you can't take everything seriously. The site says:

    The estimated frequency table was compiled from a variety of MBTI® results from 1972 through 2002, including data banks at the Center for Applications of Psychological Type; CPP, Inc; and Stanford Research Institute (SRI).
    You can only assume that approximate distributions in the population are:

    Half are introverts and half are extroverts.
    There is a signficant preference for sensors.
    There is a slight preference for feelers.
    Half are judgers and half are perceivers.
    There is a signficant preference for Si and a low preference for Ni and Ti.

    http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-p...is-my-type.asp
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    tl;dr Version:

    Type distributions are these approximate ratios:

    I-E: 50-50
    S-N: 75-25
    F-T: 60-40
    J-P: 55-45

    Si-Se-Ne-Ni: 45-25-20-10
    Fi-Fe-Te-Ti: 30-30-25-15

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    Why nature/natural selection/evolution would disperse the types like this.
    The validity of the statistics.

    Extra statistics:

    ISFJ: 14%
    ESFJ: 12%
    ISTJ: 11.5%
    ISFP: 9%
    ESTJ: 9%
    ESFP: 8.5%
    ENFP: 8%
    ISTP: 5.5%
    INFP: 4.5%
    ESTP: 4%
    INTP: 3%
    ENTP: 3%
    ENFJ: 2.5%
    INTJ: 2%
    ENTJ: 2%
    INFJ: 1.5%

    Si-doms: 25.5%
    Fe-doms: 14.5%
    Fi-doms: 13.5%
    Se-doms: 12.5%
    Ne-doms: 11%
    Te-doms: 11%
    Ti-doms: 8.5%
    Ni-doms: 3.5%

    Si-auxes: 21%
    Fi-auxes: 16.5%
    Fe-auxes: 15.5%
    Se-auxes: 14.5%
    Te-auxes: 13.5%
    Ne-auxes: 7.5%
    Ti-auxes: 7%
    Ni-auxes: 4.5%

    Si/Ne: 65%
    Se/Ni: 35%

    Fi/Te: 54.5%
    Fe/Ti: 45.5%
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    It seems odd that there are twice as many ENFPs than ESTPs. I don't get out a lot, but that doesn't seem right.

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    Weirdest thing about that is that most people are ISFJs and the least people are INFJs. A difference of one letter bookends the spectrum?

    Obviously evolution dispersed us this way because more people are needed to work at Wal-Mart or in factories than other professions.

    Seriously though, in terms of nature makes more sense to have builders/protectors be almost half the population, then the next highest be more athletically inclined risk takers...then all those weirdos on the fringes to be shamans and medicine men and witches.

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    I feel like there should be more feelers...especially if there is a significantly massive lean towards F in groups of females. I would think ISTJ would be number two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tawanda View Post
    I feel like there should be more feelers...especially if there is a significantly massive lean towards F in groups of females. I would think ISTJ would be number two.
    ESFJ is only half a percentage higher than ISTJ. This may be because there are a tiny bit more women than men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    Weirdest thing about that is that most people are ISFJs and the least people are INFJs. A difference of one letter bookends the spectrum?
    The data set lists Si at 46% and Ni at 8%, and considering those are the dominant functions in question, that result makes sense.

    That being said, this site doesn't list what populations or countries were involved (which would definitely alter the % slant given societal leanings and preferences), nor does it mention how many people were sampled. I found it interesting, but overall not necessarily a particularly credible source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    Seriously though, in terms of nature makes more sense to have builders/protectors be almost half the population, then the next highest be more athletically inclined risk takers...then all those weirdos on the fringes to be shamans and medicine men and witches.
    LOL. I think it's also part natural selection, because people who pay attention to what's immediately going on are more likely to just plain survive than those who don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Affably Evil
    That being said, this site doesn't list what populations or countries were involved (which would definitely alter the % slant given societal leanings and preferences), nor does it mention how many people were sampled. I found it interesting, but overall not necessarily a particularly credible source.
    The sad thing is, I keep trying to find other sources (particularly statistics that include decimals...seems more accurate), but all the other sources just quote that site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Affably Evil View Post
    I found it interesting, but overall not necessarily a particularly credible source.
    Ah ha. That site might have copied THIS site. http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-p...is-my-type.asp It says:

    "The estimated frequency table was compiled from a variety of MBTI® results from 1972 through 2002, including data banks at the Center for Applications of Psychological Type; CPP, Inc; and Stanford Research Institute (SRI)."

    ...I guess that's still not a whole lot of help.

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    I still dont understand what such statistics are good for except than advancing your self-made depression, fueling your religious plot of doom or for your plans on creating the Übermensch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Ness View Post
    LOL. I think it's also part natural selection, because people who pay attention to what's immediately going on are more likely to just plain survive than those who don't.
    Absolutely true, especially for primitive man. But now that we live longer and have this whole modern technologically advanced society it seems that some of the people who would have done quite well in the wild when the average of death was 25 or 30 are the sort of people we now say are "stupid" and "weeded out by natural selection" because it seems harder for them to adjust to the way society is now...and by that I mean that I think a lot of the people who are currently on welfare or have low-paying jobs and who also usually had three kids by the time they were 21 probably fared better in a more primitive society. Same for Jackass/Crocodile Hunter kinds of risk takers.

    I'm just sayin'.

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