How did the 1%, number come about? Who counted those with the infj personality type as only one percent of the population, and how was this calculation brought about ?  Have  subsequent calculations been formed to account for population growth,  or is it just a theory to make us INFJs feel good? 

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Rob says...

I suspect it's calculated like all statistics. You take a sample population, run a test, and then scale up the results to that of 7 billion people.

Take this website for example. They will have their own statistics based on all the people who have taken the tests with them, perhaps if Truity did some statistical analysis and released their research it might either confirm the 1-3% of the world being INFJ or might debunk it. But then you need to question the sample they work from. INFJ is more likely to be the type of person taking personality tests then certain other types, so really your sample is bias.  We can only work with what we have.

It could well be that the popular concept of the world being1-3% INFJ is based only on statistics gathered in America, which happens to be one of the most extroverted countries in the world dues to the type of people who migrated there and murdered all the locals and stole their lands. So what is 1-3% in America could be a higher % for the rest of the world.

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