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The Distribution of MBTI Myers Briggs Personality Types
In General Population
Allen Hammer and Wayne Mitchell
CPP, Inc. Study of normative sample of 1267 adults
Journal of Psychological Type, Volume 37, 1996

TABLE 1.

ISTJ
15.6%

ISFJ
11.5%

INFJ
2.6%

INTJ
3.5%

33.2%

ISTP
6.4%

ISFP
4.5%

INFP
4.3%

INTP
5.2%

20.4%

ESTP
4.8%

ESFP
5.7%

ENFP
6.3%

ENTP
4.7%

21.5%

ESTJ
9.9%

ESFJ
9.6%

ENFJ
2.5%

ENTJ
2.8%

24.8%

36.7%

31.3%

15.7%

16.2%

N=1267

The Distribution of MBTI Myers Briggs Personality Types
among the membership
of the Association for Psychological Type
(2004)
A professional association for practitioners and lay people
with an interest in Myers-Briggs, the MBTI, and associated theories and instruments
derived from the Theory of Psychological Type of Carl Jung.

TABLE 2.

ISTJ
5.5%

ISFJ
3.2%

INFJ
8.6%

INTJ
10.7%

28.0%

ISTP
0.9%

ISFP
1.1%

INFP
11.5%

INTP
6.6%

20.1%

ESTP
0.7%

ESFP
1.2%

ENFP
16.4%

ENTP
7.5%

25.9%

ESTJ
4.5%

ESFJ
3.5%

ENFJ
9.8%

ENTJ
8.2%

26.0%

11.6%

8.9%

46.3%

33.1%

 

In examining table 1 and table 2, you can easily see the kinds of folks who are drawn to learning about Personality Type, to the extent of joining an organization like APT, are a quite different ilk from the general population.

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Some specific comparisons:

Among APT members, 51.9% favor Extraversion, slightly more than the general population.

A much more significant difference is the fact that 79% of APT Members favor Intuition over Sensing, whereas in the general population that figure is only 31.9%.

Only 3.9% of APT members favor S & P (encompassing the four xSxP Personality Types) whereas in the general population these four types comprise 21.4%.

In the general population NF types (xNFx) were the smallest grouping at 15.7%, whereas in APT they are the largest - the clear majority by a long shot at 46.3%

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You find these types of abnormal distributions of Personality Types among a number of professional, occupational, and social groups. Birds of feather tend to flock together and in doing so they create within an organization or group a kind of culture that tends to favor certain Personality Types . . . and conversely make some other Types feel like the odd-duck in the pond. The interaction between the effects of inherent differences in nature (due to one's personality type pattern) and nurture (the social environment) the abnormal distributions of Personality Type (and the various cultural practices that spring from them) get perpetuated within the social, political, or occupational group.

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A practical guidebook for teachers - ". . . . an absolute goldmine for teachers. Each page delivers a nugget of insight, understanding and guidance . . . ." This is Jane Kise's companion to her earlier manual directed at those who coach & teach the teachers. This one is for the teaching practitioner: ". . . Every teacher—beginning, experienced, urban, suburban, rural, and private—will find examples and ideas that they can use immediately.""[More Info Here]


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