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    Default Most credible source for MBTI percentages

    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.

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    MBTI's don't fit in the least (in my view, of course). I believe people so often test as xSTJ under the Official MBTI because they want to come off a certain way.

    I more trust statistics that list ESFP as the most common, and INxP as among the rarest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    MBTI's don't fit in the least (in my view, of course). I believe people so often test as xSTJ under the Official MBTI because they want to come off a certain way.

    I more trust statistics that list ESFP as the most common, and INxP as among the rarest.
    I couldn't possibly expect you guys to answer me "how many people are a certain type?". I just want to know how many people test as ENFP or INTP... etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    I couldn't possibly expect you guys to answer me "how many people are a certain type?". I just want to know how many people test as ENFP or INTP... etc
    The "likely most accurate" resource I can think of would be Keirsey's website. The only distribution statistics I know for sure are present are the percentages listed in each type description.

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    the best I know is here, but this would need you to accept the MBTIc as "your world"

    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...tatistics.html
    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBvftJUwDw&t=0s[/URL]

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    entropie: Master of Qualifiers.

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    The only group that's tried to get a representative sample that I know of (not relying on who takes their instruments) is the actual publisher of the MBTI, CPP, Inc. - Leaders in Workforce Development but they don't have the chart on their site. I posted it to Haight not long ago in a thread re: the only other two countries where the same work has been done.

    They actually tried to get reps representative of age/gender/education/ethnic background to base their "National Representative Sample" and while you can argue with the validity of the instrument I just haven't heard of anyone else going after a sample this way...
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    Capt would be - you can also order more data if you want, they have a publication that breaks down type by employment/area/etc.

    Estimated Frequencies of Types - CAPT.org

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    Yeah, the CAPT stats fail in the same way MBTI stats do, if they're even separate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Yeah, the CAPT stats fail in the same way MBTI stats do, if they're even separate.
    They are mbti stats. Why would they fail, exactly?

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