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    Default Type most likely to be Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual

    I have some information I grabbed from OkCupid that shows the percentage of each type that reports themselves straight, bisexual, or gay. The results are based on users that stated their type on their profile. Also, based on a much larger amount of profiles, the data says 83.94% of women are straight, 10.67% bisexual, and 5.38% gay. For males: 91.45% straight, 1.77% bisexual, 6.78% gay.

    It's interesting to me. What do you think of this?

    Females (ordered by % straight in ascending order)
    Tier Type % Straight % Bisexual % Gay # Profiles
    2 INFP 58.06 30.65 11.29 744
    2 INTP 58.56 33.03 8.41 333
    3 INFJ 65.68 25.03 9.29 807
    3 ISFP 66.81 28.57 4.62 238
    3 ISTP 67.72 25.20 7.09 127
    3 ENFP 68.25 26.11 5.64 904
    3 INTJ 69.36 23.12 7.52 359
    3 ISFJ 72.26 21.41 6.33 411
    4 ESFP 73.63 18.91 7.46 201
    4 ENTP 75.11 18.67 6.22 450
    4 ENTJ 75.67 16.67 7.66 522
    4 ENFJ 77.92 16.83 5.26 1046
    4 ISTJ 78.70 16.86 4.44 338
    4 ESTP 79.59 17.35 3.06 98
    5 ESFJ 84.79 10.27 4.94 263
    5 ESTJ 85.80 11.73 2.47 162

    Males (ordered by % straight in ascending order)
    Tier Type % Straight % Bisexual % Gay # Profiles
    1 ESFJ 71.05 2.96 25.99 304
    2 ENFJ 74.32 4.34 21.34 1429
    3 INFJ 78.37 4.38 17.25 1438
    3 ENFP 78.53 5.07 16.40 1616
    3 ESFP 80.69 3.43 15.89 321
    3 ISFJ 80.92 1.75 17.32 456
    3 INFP 81.33 5.51 13.16 1505
    4 ESTJ 85.00 0.95 14.05 420
    4 INTJ 85.56 3.69 10.74 1815
    4 ENTJ 86.05 2.44 11.51 1842
    4 ISFP 86.84 3.42 9.74 380
    4 ESTP 86.96 2.17 10.87 276
    4 ISTJ 88.63 2.63 8.74 1064
    5 INTP 89.13 4.63 6.24 2051
    5 ENTP 89.26 3.38 7.36 1806
    5 ISTP 92.43 2.67 4.90 674

    Females (ordered by % straight in ascending order)
    Ethnicity % Straight % Bisexual % Gay # Profiles
    Native American 76.96 15.85 7.19 1558
    Hispanic / Latin 79.69 10.92 9.39 13531
    Black 83.51 9.05 7.44 18016
    Pacific Islander 83.62 8.28 8.10 1667
    White 85.00 10.13 4.87 360151
    Middle Eastern 85.70 9.53 4.77 1867
    Asian 89.79 5.69 4.52 18499
    Indian 92.33 4.91 2.76 3117

    Males (ordered by % straight in ascending order)
    Ethnicity % Straight % Bisexual % Gay # Profiles
    Hispanic / Latin 87.00 1.37 11.63 40267
    Asian 89.07 1.25 9.68 39447
    Pacific Islander 89.61 1.49 8.90 3965
    Native American 90.34 2.41 7.24 2029
    Black 90.97 1.34 7.69 33079
    White 92.00 1.77 6.24 744626
    Middle Eastern 92.23 1.30 6.47 5841
    Indian 95.91 0.77 3.33 13287

    Females (least likely to be straight)
    Location % Straight % Bisexual % Gay # Profiles
    Northampton, Massachusetts 62.45 25.31 12.24 245
    Amherst, Massachusetts 68.51 25.97 5.52 181
    Emeryville, California 69.52 20.86 9.63 187
    Brisbane, Australia 69.62 21.06 9.31 451
    Adelaide, Australia 69.71 22.12 8.17 208
    Ypsilanti, Michigan 71.32 19.25 9.43 265
    Olympia, Washington 71.54 21.54 6.91 376
    Stockholm, Sweden 71.60 23.20 5.20 250
    Cardiff, United Kingdom 71.82 22.65 5.52 181
    Santa Cruz, California 72.09 21.71 6.20 516

    Females (most likely to be straight)
    Location % Straight % Bisexual % Gay # Profiles
    Cebu City, Philippines 96.14 2.42 1.45 207
    Hoboken, New Jersey 96.03 2.65 1.32 378
    Beijing, China 95.17 3.35 1.49 269
    Hong Kong, Hong Kong 94.90 4.46 0.64 314
    Tel Aviv, Israel 94.78 3.60 1.62 862
    Moscow, Russia 94.73 4.59 0.68 588
    Shanghai, China 94.64 4.76 0.60 336
    Forest Hills, New York 94.51 2.75 2.75 182
    Arlington, Virginia 94.00 3.57 2.43 1233
    Kirkland, Washington 93.64 5.93 0.42 236

    Males (least likely to be straight)
    Location % Straight % Bisexual % Gay # Profiles
    West Hollywood, California 43.79 1.47 54.74 475
    Washington, District of Columbia 78.71 1.61 19.68 5895
    New York, New York 78.77 1.30 19.93 20087
    Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 80.09 2.81 17.10 427
    Astoria, New York 80.56 0.84 18.60 1898
    Boston, Massachusetts 81.24 2.18 16.58 3487
    Manila, Philippines 81.97 5.83 12.20 549
    Dorchester, Massachusetts 81.97 1.09 16.94 183
    Providence, Rhode Island 82.17 3.76 14.07 931
    Elmhurst, New York 82.70 3.24 14.05 185

    Males (most likely to be straight)
    Location % Straight % Bisexual % Gay # Profiles
    Fort Bragg, North Carolina 99.23 0.00 0.77 260
    Calcutta, India 98.97 0.51 0.51 195
    Minot, North Dakota 98.95 1.05 0.00 191
    Pune, India 98.93 0.36 0.71 280
    Cairo, Egypt 98.35 0.83 0.83 242
    Yukon, Oklahoma 98.29 0.00 1.71 175
    Mooresville, North Carolina 98.25 0.58 1.17 171
    Hyderābād, India 98.17 0.91 0.91 219
    Istanbul, Turkey 97.81 0.70 1.49 1004
    New Delhi, India 97.69 0.99 1.32 606
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    What about asexual?


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    I'm not surprised that gay men trend toward FJ and EFP (I think gay culture in general tends to be fairly FJ, with lots of shared, reinforcing opinions). I'm a little surprised that INFPs are so high on the list, but it makes sense that they'd be less visible socially. (I'm pretty sure I don't know any other gay INFPs personally, for example.)

    I'm somewhat surprised that the gay male Thinkers are as rare as they appear to be here, but then I run in tech circle that tend to select for Thinking. Also, online dating may not be a representative sample, in and of itself.

    Still, interesting data to look at.
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    I always thought I'd be better off as a lesbian

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickpea View Post
    I always thought I'd be better off as a lesbian
    I've joked that I'm a little too lesbian for a gay man, since I had to actually relate and like someone as a person before I was interested in anything more. I admit that's a little stereotyping, but there's a grain of truth in there.

    Also, I'm not very fabulous. On gay probation for life.
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    Funny how ESFJ is so uncommon for women who aren't straight but so common for gay men.
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    Actually, looking at it in more detail, the number of profiles per type vs the MBTI (US) National Representative sample is pretty different for men. For example, there are 6.32 times as high a percentage of INFJs as were in the national sample, but only 0.23 times as many ESFJs as one would expect. Is this because of bias in OkCupid self-selection, or some other factor? Hard to tell.

    Still, if we multiplied out the gay male percentage per type (from OkCupid data) times the percentage of population per type from the representative sample, we'd get (for gay men of a given type as a percentage of the overall population):

    ESFJ: 1.95%
    ESTJ: 1.57%
    ISTJ: 1.43%
    ISFJ: 1.40%
    ESFP: 1.20%
    ENFP: 1.05%
    ESTP: 0.75%
    ISFP: 0.74%
    INFP: 0.54%
    ISTP: 0.42%
    INTJ: 0.35%
    ENFJ: 0.34%
    ENTJ: 0.31%
    INTP: 0.30%
    ENTP: 0.29%
    ISTP: 0.23%
    INFJ: 0.22%

    Which seems a little truer to life. SFJs still are very high (with ESFJs being the most common type for gay men), but TJs fill the #2 and #3 slot.

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    I didn't think there would be any real correlation between MBTI type and sexual orientation, but apparently I was wrong. I wonder why introverted females are more likely to be gay, while it's the extroverts who are more likely to be gay among males.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    Actually, looking at it in more detail, the number of profiles per type vs the MBTI (US) National Representative sample is pretty different for men. For example, there are 6.32 times as high a percentage of INFJs as were in the national sample, but only 0.23 times as many ESFJs as one would expect. Is this because of bias in OkCupid self-selection, or some other factor? Hard to tell.

    Still, if we multiplied out the gay male percentage per type (from OkCupid data) times the percentage of population per type from the representative sample, we'd get (for gay men of a given type as a percentage of the overall population):

    ESFJ: 1.95%
    ESTJ: 1.57%
    ISTJ: 1.43%
    ISFJ: 1.40%
    ESFP: 1.20%
    ENFP: 1.05%
    ESTP: 0.75%
    ISFP: 0.74%
    INFP: 0.54%
    ISTP: 0.42%
    INTJ: 0.35%
    ENFJ: 0.34%
    ENTJ: 0.31%
    INTP: 0.30%
    ENTP: 0.29%
    ISTP: 0.23%
    INFJ: 0.22%

    Which seems a little truer to life. SFJs still are very high (with ESFJs being the most common type for gay men), but TJs fill the #2 and #3 slot.
    If I'm understanding things correctly, then this roughly gives the likelihood that any random person on earth is, for example, male + gay + ESFJ (1.95%). The table I presented very roughly gives the likelihood that someone is gay, given that you know they are, for example, male + ESFJ (28.95%). Slightly different, and I suppose the one to go with depends on what you're trying to do. As for the difference in the percentage of each type on OkCupid versus what's claimed to be representative of the world at large, I think that's probably the internet bias everyone talks about. A large number of the women on the site are NFs and a lot of the men are NTs, as is the case on many online forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baccheion View Post
    If I'm understanding things correctly, then this roughly gives the likelihood that any random person on earth is, for example, male + gay + ESFJ (1.95%). The table I presented very roughly gives the likelihood that someone is gay, given that you know they are, for example, male + ESFJ (28.95%). Slightly different, and I suppose the one to go with depends on what you're trying to do. As for the difference in the percentage of each type on OkCupid versus what's claimed to be representative of the world at large, I think that's probably the internet bias everyone talks about. A large number of the women on the site are NFs and a lot of the men are NTs, as is the case on many online forums.
    Yeah... my approximations were to try to get a better feel for how many gay men of each type there was (assuming OkCupid's data for each type was descriptive of the population of that type in the population... and assuming the the MBTI representative sample is representative), and to see if that squared better with my own perception of the types of gay men that I know socially (and it seemed to).

    And as far as gay/straight percentages in general: these are self-selecting OkCupid users that may or may not be representative of non-OkCupid users (much less non-OkCupid users of a given type). For example, maybe certain MBTI types of gay men don't use OkCupid at all, because they are on Grindr (or equivalent) getting down to business. Who can say?

    Trying to get representative samples of LGBT folks is difficult already, adding in personality type doesn't make it any simpler. I do think OkCupid's data is interesting, and deserves some consideration. It's just frustrating how hard it is to get representative statistics.

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