Frequency of Personality Types

Below are the estimated frequencies of each of the Jungian-based personality types (and of each temperament) by total population and by gender.

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SJ Population Statistics

Personality TypePopulationMaleFemale
ESTJ – Overseer13%16%10%
ESFJ – Supporter12%7%17%
ISTJ – Examiner8.5%10.5%6.5%
ISFJ – Defender7%4%10%
All SJs40.5%37.5%43.5%

SP Population Statistics

Personality Type
PopulationMaleFemale
ESTP – Persuader10%12.5%7.5%
ESFP – Entertainer11%8%14%
ISTP – Craftsman6%8.5%3.5%
ISFP – Artist6%5%7%
All SPs33%34%32%

NT Population Statistics

Personality Type
PopulationMaleFemale
ENTJ – Chief4%5.5%2.5%
ENTP – Originator4.5%6%3%
INTJ – Strategist1.5%2.5%0.5%
INTP – Engineer2.5%4%1%
All NTs12.5%18%7%

NF Population Statistics

Personality Type
PopulationMaleFemale
ENFJ – Mentor4%2.5%5.5%
ENFP – Advocate7%6%8%
INFJ – Confidant1%0.5%1.5%
INFP – Dreamer2%1.5%2.5%
All NFs14%10.5%17.5%

Note that these are estimates and are not necessarily correct.