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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:
ESTJ

• Most frequent type among school administrators.
• In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Playing sports" and "Watching sporting events."
• Underrepresented in "Listening to music."
• Academic subjects preferred: math, practical skills.
• Highest of all types in national sample liking work environments with "Clear structures & responsibilities" and "Working as part of a team"
• 1 of 3 highest types favoring "Toeing the line" and "Going by the book" and include "Variety of tasks" among top 3 desirable characteristics.
• Most important feature of an ideal job: "A stable and secure future."
• In national sample, were among those most satisfied with their work and working conditions.
• In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" in their work.
• Overrepresented among both male and female small business owners compared with national sample.
• With ENFPs, had highest total coping resources of all the types.
• Ranked 1st of all 16 types in using cognitive coping resources and 2nd in using emotional and social coping resources.
• Overrepresented among those having Type A behavior.
• In national sample, ranked 3rd highest in satisfaction with "Marriage/intimate relationship."
ESFJ

• Most frequent type among education majors.
• Among highest in college retention.
• In national sample "Leisure Activities," underrepresented in "Writing."
• Highest of all types in national sample liking work environments with "Toe the line expectations."
• Among 3 highest types favoring "Clear structure," "Loyalty and security," and "Making the job as simple as possible."
• Most important feature of an ideal job: service to others.
• In national sample, were among those most satisfied with their work and where they work, and unlikely to leave job.
• In national sample, greatest work environment satisfiers are "People I work with," "Amount of responsibility," and "Opportunity for societal contribution."
• Most frequent type among women with coronary heart disease.
• In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Talking to someone close" and "Relying on religious beliefs."
• In national sample, ranked 2nd highest in "Belief in a higher spiritual power."
• In national sample, ranked highest in satisfaction with "Marriage/intimate relationship."
ISTJ​

• Among the four highest in college GPA.
• Overrepresented among bank officers and financial managers.
• One of the top 2 types among industrial/technical teachers.
• Higher on deductive reasoning than dominant Thinking or Feeling types, with other dominant Sensing types.
• Academic subjects preferred: math, practical skills.
• More frequent among African Americans.
• In national sample, highest of all types in liking work environments where "Everything is done by the book" and one of 3 highest types in liking "Toeing the line";
• Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "People of different backgrounds."
• In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" in their jobs.
• Overrepresented among both male and female small business owners compared with national sample.
• With ISFJs, far outnumber dominant extraverted Sensing types among chronic pain patients.
• Overrepresented among men with chronic pain - accounted for 38% of sample studied.
• Overrepresented among men at risk for heart attack - more than 3.5 times the proportion in Myers' high school sample.
• One of two most overrepresented female types in a substance abuse program.
ISFJ

• Most important feature of an ideal job: stable and secure future.
• In national sample, among 3 types with lowest income.
• In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Watching TV 3 or more hours per day"
• Underrepresented in "Playing with computer/video games," "Watching sporting events," "Appreciating art," and "Playing sports."
• Academic subjects preferred: practical skills.
• Rated by psychologists as 1 of 2 types least likely to have trouble in school.
• Second most frequent type among education majors.
• In national sample, highest of all types in liking work environment characteristic "Employee loyalty & job security";
• One of the 3 highest in national sample liking work environment characteristics "Clear structures" and "No expectation for working extra hours"
• Lowest of all types in liking work environments with "International opportunities"
• In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions," "Stress," and "Salary" in their jobs.
• Overrepresented among male small business owners compared with national sample.
• With ISTJs, far outnumber dominant extraverted Sensing types among chronic pain patients.
• One of 4 types in college reporting the lowest level of assertiveness.
• Overrepresented among female coronary heart disease patients and second most frequent type.
• Among substance abusers, are attracted to heroin.
 
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