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I think the original information on these types was pasted here in the past. I noticed that they have been updated and some of the information has changed, so I am placing them in the appropriate temperament sections. As most are aware, this information comes from Discover Your Personality.Com:

ENFJ​

• Rated by psychologists among 2 types least likely to have trouble in school.
• In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Appreciating art," "Writing," "Listening to music," and "Reading"
• Underrepresented in "Watching TV 3 or more hours per day."
• Academic subjects preferred: art, English, music.
• Among 3 highest types in national sample liking work environments with "Variety of tasks," "Teamwork," and "People from a variety of backgrounds."
• Include in 3 most desirable characteristics "Independence and achievement."
• Most important feature of an ideal job: "Use of my special abilities."
• In national sample, were among those most satisfied with their work, where they work, but likely to leave job.
• In national sample, greatest work environment satisfiers are "People I work with," "Opportunities to use talents," "Opportunity to learn," "Job security," "Amount of responsibility," and "Opportunity for societal contribution."
• Greatest dissatisfiers were "Promotions" and "Salary."
• Highest ranks on coping resources used were social and cognitive (ranked 3rd on both among the 16 types); ranked 3rd in total resources of the 16 types.
• In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Exercising."
• In national sample, ranked highest in "Belief in a higher spiritual power."
ENFP​

• 3rd most frequent among education majors in college.
• In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Writing," "Appreciating art," "Playing musical instrument," "Listening to music," "Reading"
• Underrepresented in "Watching TV for leisure" and "Watching TV 3 or more hours per day."
• Academic subjects preferred: art, English, music.
• In national sample, lowest of all types in liking work environments where "Everything is done by the book"
• 1 of 3 highest types in liking "Independence & achievement," "Teamwork," and "People from different backgrounds."
• Most important feature on an ideal job: creativity and originality.
• In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" and "Salary"; satisfied with "People I work with" in their jobs.
• With ESTJs, had highest total coping resources of all the types.
• Ranked 1st of all 16 types in using social and emotional coping resources and 2nd in using cognitive resources.
• In national sample, ranked lowest in coping with stress by "Developing physical symptoms."
INFJ​

• Most important feature of an ideal job: "Use of my special abilities."
• In national sample, highest in reporting stress associated with "Work, "Intimate relationship," "School," and "Other."
• In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Talking to a professional."
• In national sample, ranked highest in being dissatisfied with "Marriage/intimate relationship"
• In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Writing" and "Appreciating art"; underrepresented in "Watching sporting events."
• Academic subjects preferred: art, English, music.
• Among highest college persisters.
• 3 top work characteristics favored in national sample: "Variety of tasks," "Clear structure," and "Independence & achievement"
• Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "Opportunities for advancement & high pay but not job security."
• In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" and "Salary" in their jobs.
• With ISTPs, ranked first among all the types in using spiritual/philosophical coping resources.
• Among the 3 male types most "oblivious" to partner's dissatisfaction with the relationship.
INFP​

• Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality.
• Have a general advantage in foreign language learning.
• Most likely of all the types to report suicidal thoughts in college.
• In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Writing," "Appreciating art," "Reading," and "Listening to music."
• Academic subjects preferred: art, English, music.
• Among 3 highest types favoring work environments with "Independence & achievement," and include among top 3 desirable characteristics "Variety of tasks" and "Clear structure."
• In national sample, greatest dissatisfiers in the work environment were "Promotions," "Amount of stress," and "Opportunities for accomplishment."
• In national sample, with INTPs, most dissatisfied with the work they do, where they work, and future work opportunities, and likely to leave job.
• Underrepresented among men with chronic pain.
• Showed the highest level of depression of the 16 types with chronic pain.
• Overrepresented among a sample of male therapists.
 
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