Myers Briggs Statistics with regard to Psychological Types

Based on Carl Jung, founder of Analytical Psychology. His Psychological Types have been found to be a great help inside classrooms, in politics, and in the workplace.


1. From where does the person generally tend to regain their energy
I - Introvertedly, preferably from within or with one or two people known to them. They tend to prefer a lower profile or public face.
E - Extravertedly, preferably with a larger number of different acquaintances as well as others. They tend to prefer a higher profile or public face.

2. Input Function. How does the person find they tend to base most perception of what's going on around them
S - Sensory, from the five outward senses of what is past, See, Hear, Touch, Taste, Smell.
N - Intuitively, from that sixth or more inward sense, often of what is coming.

3. Output Function. How does the person find they tend to base most judgment calls / choices
T - Thinking, from the use of objective knowledge.
F - Feelings, from the use of subjective passions.
In scripture, the passions can be summarized in three couplets: 1. Interest (looking, a seeking to know) — honour and love vs Disinterest, 2. Joy (surprise) — confidence and faith vs Despair, 3. Desire (yearning) — expectation and hope vs Fear, plus 4. Anger (a passion we are advised however not to hold onto after sundown).

4. How does the person find they tend to interact with others.
J - By generating outputs, judgments, decisively, troubleshooting, talking a little (or a lot) more than others.
P - By receiving inputs, perception, listening, talking a little less than others.

We are all so different there is no right or wrong answer, just become aware of our weak places, love others, and give thanks to the Lord for how he made us.

Regarding the "dominant" function, to quote from the Myers-Briggs foundation

Everyone has a favorite function. We develop one of the four mental functions to a greater degree than any of the other three. This first and favorite function is like the captain of a ship, having the most important role in guiding us, and it becomes the type core of our conscious personality. This is called the dominant function.

If you are extraverted, your dominant function is always your input or output tendency with others.
But if you are introverted and tend to be a good listener, your dominant function is in fact your decision making that you mainly keep inside you, just sharing it with those close to you.
And if you are introverted and prefer to interact decisively with others, your dominant function is in fact your perception, again just sharing it with those close to you. Pearls before swine

In all cases, your second function's preference is then referred to as your "auxiliary" function.

In all cases the opposite of your dominant function is called your "inferior" function, your weak spot that you need help with, else it may lead you into a bad place, stress, missing the mark, sin, etc.

Introverts tend to open up their second, third and inferior functions to the world, extraverts tend to keep theirs more hidden.

Thank you Lord, we pray, "Bring us not into the place of testing our limits with badness, but Deliver us from the punishing one. For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen - Be it so."


Now, some stats from /myers-briggs-statistics/

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Myers Briggs Test Statistics ▲▼DominantTotalMalesFemales
ISFJ   (perhaps Isaac)S 113.8 %8.1 %19.4 %
ESFJF 112.3 %7.5 %16.9 %
ISTJ   (perhaps Moses) S 211.6 %16.4 %6.9 %
ISFP   (perhaps David)F 28.8 %7.6 %9.9 %
ESTJT 18.7 %11.2 %6.3 %
ESFPS 38.5 %6.9 %10.1 %
ENFPN 18.1 %6.4 %9.7 %
ISTPT 25.4 %8.5 %2.4 %
INFP   (perhaps Jesus in the days of his flesh) F 34.4 %4.1 %4.6 %
ESTP   (perhaps Peter)S 44.3 %5.6 %4.3 %
INTPT 33.3 %4.8 %1.8 %
ENTPN 23.2 %4.0 %2.4 %
ENFJ   (perhaps Paul)F 42.5 %1.6 %3.3 %
INTJ   (perhaps Jacob)N 32.1 %3.3 %2.1 %
ENTJ   (perhaps Abraham)T 41.8 %2.7 %0.9 %
INFJN 41.46 %1.3 %1.6 %

E - Extraverted49.3 %45.9 %52.5 %
I - Introverted50.7 %54.1 %47.5 %
S - Sensing73.3 %71.7 %74.9 %
N - Intuitive26.7 %28.3 %25.1 %
T - Thinking40.2 %56.5 %24.5 %
F - Feeling59.8 %43.5 %75.5 %
J - Judging54.1 %52 %56.2 %
P - Perceiving45.9 %48 %43.8 %
SJ - Sensing Judging   Melancholic46.4 %43.1 %49.5 %
SP - Sensing Perceiving   Sanguine27 %28.6 %25.3 %
NF - Intuitive Feeling   Choleric16.4 %19.4 %18.5 %
NT - Intuitive Thinking   Phlegmatic10.3 %8.9 %6.7 %
Function PairTotalMalesFemales
ST - Sensing Thinking29.9 %41.7 %18.5 %
SF - Sensing Feeling43.4 %30 %56.3 %

Some further comments, from "Please Understand Me" by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates. For example, Carl Jung spoke of himself as an INTP, at another time as an ISTP. Read on to see what these letters mean.

Perception Dominant

ISFJ make great nurses teachers secretaries and middle management, ISTJ clerks, accountants and legal researchers, ESFP in performing and social work and primary teaching, ESTP make great negotiators and diplomats. Their "S" dominance is how much they are in touch with the "here and now". The danger can be unawareness and denial of oncoming problems, until they are engulfed.

ENFP make great salespeople advertising politicians screen and play writers, ENTP for inspiration and conversation, INTJ are strategists and data engineers, INFJ therapists and public relations. Their "N" dominance is in their ability to foresee oncoming problems. The danger can be that when they get out of touch with the "here and now", they are downright impractical.

Judgment Dominant

ESFJ make great teachers, and in sales and in reaching out people to people, ENFJ outstanding leaders of groups, both task groups and growth groups, ISFP composers painters and artists, INFP carers and missionaries and wonderful parents. Their "F" dominance lies in their capacity to empathize with another person's suffering. The danger when they are overhard on themselves is they lack coolness and detachedness inside that call, along with conflicts of interest.

ESTJ make great organizers in institutions, ENTJ leaders in military business education and government, ISTP have top mastery of tools, INTP in architecture and pure maths. Their "T" dominance lies in their coolness and detachedness. The danger when they are overhard on themselves is they are unable to empathize with another person's suffering.

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