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    Default Thinker/Feeler ratio in executive management

    I recently got a new VP at work. I don't report to him, but interact a lot with him. He is an engineer and is an ENFP.

    My VPs:
    ENFP
    ESFJ
    ISFJ
    ESTJ
    ENTP
    ESTP (mine)
    ISTJ

    My CFO
    ESFP

    My CEO
    INTJ

    My COO:
    Old one ENFP
    New one-an Fi dom???? WTF???

    Don't say I mistyped-these observations are confirmed by my real life ENTP friend. These guys are our pet bunnies for jungian function observation- we have watched some of them for five years. It does not correlate with the expectation of STJs. We have an almost equal ratio of thinker/Feelers.

    1. If you asked all of these executives to self report on the MBTI, most would test as Ts and mostly TJs-except the ENTP and maybe the ISFJ. "Of course" they are all logical, practical, results oriented, not influenced by feelings, rational. That is what they are "supposed" to be. Given they are all older men they have been socially conditioned to act a certain way and also have developed any tert or inferior thinking functions by this point and done so very well, to end up where they are.

    This observation leads me to question the MBTI statistics quoted with respect to type and career. Nobody told the above ISFJ "you really would be best as a school teacher", so he became a VP instead.

    For example, how does mbti tell a young Ti heavy ENTP from an old Te heavy ENFP? On the converse, a young Fi heavy enfp from an older Fe heavy ENTP? These patterns could repeated throughout the all of the type categories-thus introdcing significant flaws used to guide folks to eventual careers.

    Thouughts? Observations from your IRL experience? How often do folks test one way do to innate personal bias of what the think they should be?

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    An interesting note I've made is that most of your VPs appear to have Si and Ne in their first four functions. Note the apparent preference towards xNxPs and xSxJs.
    If a deaf INFP falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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    wow your CFO is esfp?

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    Wow, lots of Vicepresidents...seems wasteful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJ123 View Post
    wow your CFO is esfp?
    oddly yes. He got in early though. Could be the good ol' boy effect. although he seems quite competent

    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Wow, lots of Vicepresidents...seems wasteful.
    agreed.

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