“Hi, I’m an INTJ female and noticed that there aren’t really a lot of other female INTJs. Most of them eeem to all be male. Is there a correlation between gender and type or is that just stereotype when it comes to characters.”
Nope. For once, that one’s not a stereotype. INTJ females are incredibly rare, as are INFJ males, supposedly comprising about .o2% of the global population (versus the 8% that each INxJ type comprises as a whole).
I’ve heard varying accounts of MBTI gender statistics, but generally, this is the consensus:
INxJs are the rarest types
INFJ is without a doubt the rarest of the rare types, as it is: the rarest of the introverts, the rarest of the intuitives, the rarest of the judgers, the rarest of the feelers, the rarest type among men, the rarest type among feeling, introverted, intuitive and judging men and the rarest overall personality type.
INTJ is the second rarest personality type in general, the rarest among women, the rarest among both male and female T types.
2nd in the running for rarity
ENTJ, ENTP and ENFJ are all tied for the rarest kind of extrovert, but they’re still a couple percentage points more common than INxJs.
4 thoughts on “Gender in INxJs”
As far as I know (based on the tests and since we do not know how accurate they are this cannot be verified) I know two INFJs who are both female (one being my younger sister). I, on the other hand, have been typed an ISTJ, which is rather common from what I’ve read. Any ideas why some types are more common, and does the fact that one type is more common make them less useful in some areas?
Since there isn’t really a decent way to test this, I’m going to vote for the Ockham’s Razor solution. It’s relatively well known that psychological traits are passed generationally…and that traits most suited to surviving in certain environments tend to persist. The most common MBTI types tend to fit into society better, which could either be because there are simply a lot of them –or it could be that there are a lot of them because they work best societally.
Love your site! It is so refreshing to not be reading MBTI sites with twisted information based on whatever the person “feels” is correct. I have a great love of INTJs (I actually believed myself to be one for many years. I have a very small dominance of ‘F’, so I can clearly both the reasoning and the feeling worlds)
However, I would like to challenge the statement that a majority of INFJs are female. In my personal experience, (I believe I know 3 INFJs) 2 of them are male. I do believe personal experience to be subjective (and coincidental) , but I have read many sites claim that the gender gap is not wide.
Obviously, I don’t know where they get there info, so I can’t say it’s gospel. I am interested as to how you have reasoned your way to such a conclusion.
Thanks once again for a great site! It is awesome!
I’m not basing that conclusion on personal observation simply because (as you say), experience varies widely. One person might meet a large number of female INFJs, another might meet mostly males. It all really depends on who you associate with as an individual. Some people don’t even get to know INFJs at all.
To reach my own conclusion, I spent hours consulting a wide variety of sources regarding the collective INFJ gender demographics and then decided based on a general consensus from the most credible sources.
I do agree with you that the gender gap isn’t too wide, however, it’s still there, and it’s wide enough that it does make a difference in the number of male INFJs most people will make friends with in their lifetimes.
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