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    There was only one other person that I think was an INFP back in high school though I never really talked to him. INTPs seemed more common actually.

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    In real life, besides myself, I know 2 other INFPs for sure. My dad and this guy who worked in a documentary studio with me. Both remarkably nice people. I'm sure there were INFPs at my art school and elsewhere that I could identify as one, but even so, unless they themselves made a connection with me, I'd be hard pressed to remember one as definitely an INFP because they were too invisible and unknowable in "public" for me to ascertain any traits to them.

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    I know one. Well, I'm not certain, but it is highly probable.

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    I'm not sure I've known another INFP. A good female friend is an INFJ. A male friend is, I believe, an INFJ, or an INFP--I've not met a man like him. He acts based on his feelings, rather than his head. Very kind. He's smart, but I don't see T as the primary function. If he's an INFP (and he could be--he likes things open-ended, it seems), he's the first man I've known who is one.

    I've heard the 1 percent figure.

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    I love the "Yeah, I know an INFP... I think?" responses.
    They're all gradually confirming the theory I have in my head about this.

    I agree with OrangeAppled. The 1% and the 4% "debate" may exist because of the frequent mistyping of INFPs. It happens so often. People associate us with niceniceness or with emo whininess, of which we are neither (a few bad apples, so to speak). Plus, surveys can be misleading as well. Depending on the environment, the survey may be skrewed in that there may be a disproportionate or an underrepresented (?) amount of INFPs and the percentages are off.

    But I'll concede a little. I certainly don't think we make up 4-5% of the US population but maybe not exactly 1%.
    2-3% even would seem more accurate than 4-5%, especially since in the exact same statistics they give ESTP the same 4-5 percentage.

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    I don't know any.

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    All you have to do is go to google type in "mbti population statistics" or something like that and up pops this amazing document!

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    They are rarer than friendly INTJs.

    Or happy INTPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neptunesnet View Post
    But I'll concede a little. I certainly don't think we make up 4-5% of the US population but maybe not exactly 1%.
    2-3% even would seem more accurate than 4-5%, especially since in the exact same statistics they give ESTP the same 4-5 percentage.
    Yep...I agree. 1% is probably not the case either.

    I do realize that INFPs are probably quieter and less visible than ESTPs, but ESTPs seem like they are eveywhere....

    I think a lot of INFPs feel "out of place" compared to people around them, so it's hard to believe there are 4 more INFPs out of every 100 people. It's still pointless to look at your personal experience because that's merely anecdotal. So I know 2 INFPs (including myself) and someone else knows 5, well, that doesn't really say anything at all.


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    I've never met another INFP. As for the practical comment...yeah don't ever ask me how I pay my bills. Magic possibly.
    Magic is how I accomplish everything.


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