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    Default Where are the ENFJ threads?

    I've noticed over the time I've been here that there are very few ENFJs or threads started by them. I mean, Pink and Protean are around, but I can't really think offhand of other ENFJs who post regularly and even those two are not ubiquitous around the NF section. Have all those threads just played themselves out? Are the ENFJs just out in the world busy doing things?

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    ENFJ is an exceptionally rare type, and unfortunately we don't have that many on the forum here.

    INFJ is rarer than ENFJ, but INFJs are much more likely to get their social interactions from a place where they can hide behind a computer screen.

    Most ENFJs are out there fighting for the cause in the real world.
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    Online, you are more likely to find them on a social networking site than a discussion forum. It's just more their style I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    ENFJ is an exceptionally rare type, and unfortunately we don't have that many on the forum here.

    INFJ is rarer than ENFJ, but INFJs are much more likely to get their social interactions from a place where they can hide behind a computer screen.

    Most ENFJs are out there fighting for the cause in the real world.

    Just how rare are ENFJs? Is there a stat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thessaly View Post
    Just how rare are ENFJs? Is there a stat?
    Well we are quoted as being about 2% of the population but I've yet to meet another ENFJ in real life except one guy I know. Other than that I'm it. I've got several ENFP INFP and INFJ friends and relations but no other ENFJ besides the guy previously mentioned.
    for my life is slowed up by thought and the need to understand what I am living.

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    L4 used to post a lot; she just stopped in yesterday for the first time in months. (Lookin4thebestinu)

    I also started a thread a while back that I learned a lot from. http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...-yourself.html

    Edit: hahaha. Just started re-reading and was reminded of the only commonality we found for the first while: ENFJs don't like to talk about themselves, and when they do, they're afraid of making any statements that might cause one to categorize that as an "ENFJ trait".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    ENFJs don't like to talk about themselves
    That's the truth....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    ENFJs don't like to talk about themselves
    I've noticed this. And one ENFJ friend of mine, actually told me he doesn't like to dominate a conversation and enjoys talking about the other person. Also, he's an AWESOME mannerism/people reader. He reads people like an open book! I lived with him for less than 3 weeks, and he's got me all figured out basically. At least my most prominent personality traits, but also some less obvious ones. Creeps me out, but it's fascinating. I never notice people that way unless I make a conscious effort to. Even then I'm wrong sometimes, especially when it comes to reading feelings and motivations. Are mad people-reading skills common for ENFJs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thessaly View Post
    Just how rare are ENFJs? Is there a stat?
    Not exactly, but here are some rough statistics I once found, from rarest to most common. This was based on a sample of 1,000 people, so there's obviously some margin of error, but this should give you a general idea.

    overall population distribution

    16) ISTJ 12.5%
    15) ISFJ 11.5%
    14) ESFJ 11%
    13) ESTJ 10%
    12) ISFP 7.5%
    11) ENFP 7%
    10) ESFP 6.5%
    9) - 5%
    8) ESTP/ISTP 5%
    7) INFP 4.5%
    6) INTP 4%
    5) - 3.5%
    4) - 3.5%
    3) ENTP/ENTJ/ENFJ 3.5%
    2) INTJ 3%
    1) INFJ 2%

    SJs 45%
    SPs 24%
    NFs 17%
    NTs 14%

    Introverted/Extraverted 51%/49%
    Sensing/iNtuitive 70%/30%
    Feeling/Thinking 55%/45%
    Judging/Perceiving 57%/43%




    females

    16) ISFJ 17.5%
    15) ESFJ 14.5%
    14) ENFP 9%
    13) ISTJ 8.5%
    12) ISFP 8%
    11) ESFP 7.5%
    10) ESTJ 7%
    9) INFP 6.5%
    8) ENFJ 4.5%
    7) - 3%
    6) ESTP/ENTP 3%
    5) - 2.5%
    4) - 2.5%
    3) INFJ/ISTP/ENTJ 2.5%
    2) - 2%
    1) INTP/INTJ 2%

    SJs 47%
    NFs 22.5%
    SPs 21%
    NTs 9.5%

    Introverted/Extraverted 50%/50%
    Sensing/iNtuitive 73%/27%
    Feeling/Thinking 71%/29%
    Judging/Perceiving 57%/43%



    males

    16) ISTJ 16.5%
    15) ESTJ 11%
    14) ISTP 7.5%
    13) ISFJ 7%
    12) - 6.5%
    11) - 6.5%
    10) ENFP/ISFP/ESFJ 6.5%
    9) ESTP 6%
    8) - 5.5%
    7) INTP/ENTP 5.5%
    6) ESFP 5%
    5) ENTJ 4.5%
    4) - 4%
    3) INFP/INTJ 4%
    2) ENFJ 2.5%
    1) INFJ 1.5%

    SJs 41%
    SPs 25%
    NTs 19.5%
    NFs 14.5%

    Introverted/Extraverted 53%/47%
    Sensing/iNtuitive 68%/32%
    Thinking/Feeling 61%/39%
    Judging/Perceiving 55%/45%


    Especially interesting is the covariance. While J is more common than P by about 55/45, N is apparently very biased toward P, because NJ is, counterintuitively, significantly less common than NP.

    Also, and this may just be a function of small sample size, it's interesting to note that, for some reason, ESFP is a little less common than ENFP, despite S being significantly more common than N (by about 2:1 or so.)

    Also ISTP women are randomly just really uncommon compared to other similar types (except INTP being tied with INTJ for rarest among females.) I suspect that this has something to do with Ti dominance in women being such a rarity, but why is this?

    Does our society discourage women from Ti dominance?
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    Thanks simulatedworld for the sample. ENTPs...always coming to the rescue for all my statistical needs.

    Does our society discourage women from Ti dominance?

    I would say it doesn't encourage it, rather than discourages it.

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