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    Lightbulb Distribution of temperaments over the world

    Ok, I've been pondering this for several weeks.

    It seems to me that as we have nations and countries, we have characteristic distribution of temperaments within them as well. So each nation or ethnic could have its own distribution of temperaments. This can be pretty crucial in particular endeavors.

    So the traditional Keirsey's distribution is around 40/40/20 (SJ/SP/N). For Keirsey is American, lets assume distribution 40/40/20 standard for the USA.

    e.g. I'd say my fucking country has distribution something like 70/25/5

    Let's take Italy. We all know that Italians are considered pretty temperamental. Explanation could lie again, in distribution of temperaments (for Italy, particularly high number of SPs). My wild guess would be 30/60/10 for Italy.

    And we can go on and on...

    What do you think about this theory? Any suggestions?

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    What's your basis for this exactly? What would change based on someone's location exactly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    What's your basis for this exactly? What would change based on someone's location exactly?
    I don't know how applicable my comment is because I havent read this thread in it's entirely. But here's a statement I read somewhere the other day regarding nutrition. The author positted that the hostile enviroment in the Middle East could be contributed to by a lack of zinc in their diet. I thought that was interesting.
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    my experiences living in germany and america have led me to think that distributions are similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gauche View Post
    Ok, I've been pondering this for several weeks.

    It seems to me that as we have nations and countries, we have characteristic distribution of temperaments within them as well. So each nation or ethnic could have its own distribution of temperaments. This can be pretty crucial in particular endeavors.

    So the traditional Keirsey's distribution is around 40/40/20 (SJ/SP/N). For Keirsey is American, lets assume distribution 40/40/20 standard for the USA.

    e.g. I'd say my fucking country has distribution something like 70/25/5

    Let's take Italy. We all know that Italians are considered pretty temperamental. Explanation could lie again, in distribution of temperaments (for Italy, particularly high number of SPs). My wild guess would be 30/60/10 for Italy.

    And we can go on and on...

    What do you think about this theory? Any suggestions?
    I think that's a fascinating idea, but in truth I just don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    What's your basis for this exactly? What would change based on someone's location exactly?
    I think the best argument is that individuals would be attracted to/settle in regions where there is adeuqately high concentrations of compatible types....


    That being said, I need to get the fuck on over to Cali asap. Florida has been the shits for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gauche View Post
    e.g. I'd say my fucking country has distribution something like 70/25/5
    Good thing you didn't get cut off before you said the "ry" part~!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dga View Post
    my experiences living in germany and america have led me to think that distributions are similar
    It is not surprising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    It is not surprising.
    The Germans constitute the largest single folk group in America.
    however, ive lived in nyc and los angeles, where that is not the case

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    Quote Originally Posted by dga View Post
    however, ive lived in nyc and los angeles, where that is not the case
    Manhattan and Pasadena are not exactly America.
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