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    Simple Question: Is there a type that seems "over-represented" in your school, workplace, community, circle of friends, etc. compared to statistical projections?

    I know there are a variety of statistics on 'type frequency' and at least one specifically for the US, but feel free to quote other sources.

    (And yes, I'm aware there are *similar* threads on the forum, but NONE that ask this specific question, just mentioning this to cover my modding behind)

    I was inspired originally to make this the "ENFPs falling from trees" thread but lest there be any hating on "yet another ENFP" thread, I decided to add INTPs into the mix. Har har har.

    Meaning, this thread was spurred by the realization that there are waaaaaay more ENFPs and INTPs that I know than statistically likely. Test confirmed ENFPs (okay, I'm counting Facebook tests here, I know, shoot me) practically fall from freaking trees around me! I don't feel special anymore, mang! And I run into a looooot of INFPs. (Okay, I know some INFP members have stated their skepticism that INFPs are really as frequently encountered irl as people think and are mistyped.) Maybe going to a liberal arts college tipped the scales and started that trend? Har har har, again.

    So I'd love to hear your own observations of "over represented types" in your rl and observations as to why this may be the case. And in my case, am I doing "statistics" wrong, online typing tests suck, or am I just noticing certain types more so they seem 'over represented?' I've heard from certain other members say they seem to know an awful lot of XXXX type and I wonder if there is something to that in terms of natural laws of 'type attraction' or whatnot or it's just coincidence or misinterpretation.

    Look forward to your input!
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    At work, a lot of istj, estj, isfj, intp. Some entj, entp, estp. rare intj, esfp

    I don't know any istp or infj irl.
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    I am close to my family which include all almost Ns for my immediate fam (mom who I am closest to however is an s). Most of my friends/acquaintances fall into the general statistical projections with a light emphasis on Ps.

    P.S. When I first saw this thread I thought it was going to be a survey of what types fall out of trees the most. Well I have fell out of more than my fair share.
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    Cool thread idea!

    I think my circle of friends is probably heavily weighted to the NFP. This is probably because I hang around with a lot of social workers.
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    I know an abnormal number of NTJs to my credit for having this misfortune though, I hung out with a lot of math and science majors in college!
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    I worked at an accounting firm right out of school, and now I do audit for a large mutual fund company. I'm surrounded by fellow xSTJ the most, and I've met other types as well.

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    Yeh, I'm politically active, and it's fucking full of NTJ's, with NTP's coming in second.
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    The hard working, good, whiny, squeeky-voiced and dull type that lacks social skills. No fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Kat View Post
    The hard working, good, whiny, squeeky-voiced and dull type that lacks social skills. No fun.
    Where do you work?
    "Of course we spent our money in the good times. That's what you're supposed to do in good times! You can't save money in the good times. Then they wouldn't be good times, they'd be 'preparation for the bad times' times."

    "Every country in the world owes money. Everyone. So heere's what I dont get: who do they all owe it to, and why don't we just kill the bastard and relax?"

    -Tommy Tiernan, Irish comedian.

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    for friends, probably mostly SPs and NPs. I don't think I'm actual friends with any SFJs.

    at work and school I hardly get to know anybody. Managers strike me as SJs though, go figure!

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