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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    There are more ESFPs than ISTJs, at least. It's the whole test bias thing.
    How can that sort of claim be verified without... well... you know... testing?
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    Even if people didn't test as a different type than actuality, etc., you still come down to the fundamental problem that none of this collected data is from a truly random sampled population. If it's from employers who have their employees take the test, then it's skewed toward the kind of people who work for the kind of employers who have their employees take these kinds of tests. If it's sampled from people who voluntarily take the test, then I think it's heavily skewed, because I think some types tend to be much more interested in MBTI, etc. than other types.

    Until we can randomly select a few thousand people in the world (or in a country, if you're just interested in that), and then somehow get all of them to take the test, we're not going to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    Is there any credible study pertaining to how much of the world's population is a certain type? The most common and less common type? That kind of thing.
    Apparently, the results will always be found in-credible by someone.

    Why do you want to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    Apparently, the results will always be found in-credible by someone.

    Why do you want to know?
    Just curious as to what is the most common type, less common type etc...


    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak
    There are more ESFPs than ISTJs, at least. It's the whole test bias thing.
    Where are you drawing info to say that, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    Just curious as to what is the most common type, less common type etc...
    Did you notice the link ptgatsby posted?
    Estimated Frequencies of Types - CAPT.org


    Barron and Tieger only address the American population:
    @ 75% are Extraverted
    @75% are Sensors
    50-50 split on T-F however
    ..........@ 2/3 men prefer T
    ..........@ 2/3 women prefer F
    50-50 split on J-P with no difference between the sexes

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    Percentages of Type according to Barron-Tieger, Do What You Are

    ENFJ ....5
    INFJ .....1
    ENFP ...5
    INFP ....1
    ENTJ ....5
    INTJ .....1
    ENTP... 5
    INTP .....1

    ESTJ ....13
    ISTJ ......6
    ESFJ ....13
    ISFJ ......6
    ESTP ....13
    ISTP ......6
    ESFP ....13
    ISFP ......6

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    Did you notice the link ptgatsby posted?
    Estimated Frequencies of Types - CAPT.org


    Barron and Tieger only address the American population:
    @ 75% are Extraverted
    @75% are Sensors
    50-50 split on T-F however
    ..........@ 2/3 men prefer T
    ..........@ 2/3 women prefer F
    50-50 split on J-P with no difference between the sexes
    I believe different sources have different definitions for introversion/extraverstion, or at least they have different criteria for where they draw the line between the two. That is why in some studies E/I is roughly 50/50 and in some it is 75/25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martoon View Post
    Until we can randomly select a few thousand people in the world (or in a country, if you're just interested in that), and then somehow get all of them to take the test, we're not going to know.
    Although I mentioned this before, this has been done. The tests were validated using random sampling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    Percentages of Type according to Barron-Tieger, Do What You Are

    ENFJ ....5
    INFJ .....1
    ENFP ...5
    INFP ....1
    ENTJ ....5
    INTJ .....1
    ENTP... 5
    INTP .....1

    ESTJ ....13
    ISTJ ......6
    ESFJ ....13
    ISFJ ......6
    ESTP ....13
    ISTP ......6
    ESFP ....13
    ISFP ......6
    Uh.... take a look at those numbers for a sec...

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