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Hey guys, I just wanted to know, which types are the most popular? Like, is there a ranking of how common each type is?

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Here's data I've noted. Of course, different sources will likely have different percentages, In general, S's outnumber N's 3-1

And also this is both sexes combined. More women fall into F-types, and more men into T-types.

ISTJ - 12%
ESTJ -11%
ISFJ - 10%
ESFJ - 10%
ESFP - 9.5%
ISFP - 9%
ISTP - 9%
ESTP - 8%
ENFP - 5.5%
ENTJ - 3%
ENTP - 3%
ENFJ - 3%
INTP - 2.5%
INFP - 2%
INTJ - 1.5%
INFJ - 1%
 

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I've seen some that put ENFPs as about 9% of the population...

Many of the lists I've seen vary greatly; so it gets confusing lol
 

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I wish they had worldwide stats posted.

In Australia:

Males %
Females %​
1 ISTJ 21.9
ISFJ 13.9​
2 ESTJ 16.0
ISTJ 10.1
3 INTJ 9.2
INFP 8.5
4 ENTJ 8.4
ENFP 8.4
5 INTP 6.8
ESFJ 8.0
6 ENTP 6.7
ESTJ 7.7
7 ISTP 5.2
INFJ 6.1​
8 ESTP 4.4
ISFP 5.3
9 ISFJ 4.1
INTJ 5.1
10 ENFP 3.8
ENTP 5.0
11 INFP 3.4
ENFJ 4.3
12 INFJ 2.7
ENTJ 4.3
13 ESFJ 2.6
INTP 4.1
14 ISFP 1.9
ESFP 3.9
15 ENFJ 1.7
ISTP 2.7
16 ESFP 1.2
ESTP 2.5


 

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No WAY theres that many ISTJs O_O A lot of introverts in general...Anyone can tell by observation that there are significantly more extroverts in the world.
 

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popular...common

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I wouldn't put my wholehearted trust in these surveys...First, tests can often be an inacurrate judge, perhaps due to misinterpreation of questions, or to a flawed self-evauation and so forth, second, what size tests are they, third where are they being carried out - industries, countries, the internet? - fourth, results will possibly be subject to change over time, fifth, as has been said, the results seem to vary depending on the test.

Fuuurther more there's a lot of variation within type - cognitive functions, subtypes, health, enneagram etc.

Finally...for now...as has been said on another topic regarding percentages, each is a minority, and even with variation between culture, and in time, there're still going to be millions of people in 1%. A person can be a type representing the hugest veriety of person and still be an annomally and relate to few if no people.

My dad's a flaming ISTJ for instance, and he was known as 'Astral Al' during his younger years due to existing on some other straaaange plane of existence only he will ever understand >_>.
 

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Here's what I suspect. These numbers are based on the U.S. Population and as all global typological surveys go, they are of dubious accuracy.

Most common (in decending order)

ESFJ
ESTJ
ESFP
ESTP
ENFJ
ENFP
ENTJ
ENTP
ISFJ
ISTJ
ISFP
ISTP
INFJ
INFP
INTP
INTJ

I'm not going to give numbers because it's really hard to get an adequate representative sample for this type of thing.
 

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Ah, all right, thanks for opening my eyes people. I've also noticed how different all the percentages were when looking around the internet. And some stats also may be outdated...

Liminality is probably right, there's just way too many variations, and everyone is unique. As I remember Anti-Helena saying... "There are not 16 different types of people in this world, there are 6 billion plus. MBTI is too basic, and people are too complex."
 

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No WAY theres that many ISTJs O_O A lot of introverts in general...Anyone can tell by observation that there are significantly more extroverts in the world.
That's because they're the ones you notice the most. Doesn't mean there are actually more of them.

Mutation NOmenis said:
ESFJ
ESTJ
ESFP
ESTP
ENFJ
ENFP
ENTJ
ENTP
ISFJ
ISTJ
ISFP
ISTP
INFJ
INFP
INTP
INTJ
I'm not convinced that ISFJ and ISTJ are so low. There are many stats place them at the very top of the list.
 
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That's because they're the ones you notice the most. Doesn't mean there are actually more of them.



I'm not convinced that ISFJ and ISTJ are so low. There are many stats place them at the very top of the list.
I agree, every other list I've seen, every S type was more common than every N type. That list seems to put all the E's first than I's
 

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I'm not convinced that ISFJ and ISTJ are so low. There are many stats place them at the very top of the list.
I put them at the top of the list, because then I did research, I found that the majority of the world (75%-60%) is extraverted. In the U.S., that number is pretty clsoe to 75%E, so all E's here outnumber I's.
 

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I put them at the top of the list, because then I did research, I found that the majority of the world (75%-60%) is extraverted. In the U.S., that number is pretty clsoe to 75%E, so all E's here outnumber I's.
That logic doesn't follow. There could be a very high population of one type of introvert, but very few of the other introverts. It would still appear to be 75% extravert (if indeed that statistic is correct) despite there being so many ISTJs (for example).
 
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