What is the Rarest Personality Type? (2023)

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What is the Rarest Personality Type?

28 September 2021 / By Elizabeth Harris Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 28, 2021

Of all the 16 possible personality types, you might be curious to know which is least common and where your type ranks. Here’s everything you need to know about the rarest personality type, including traits, gender differences and other uncommon types.

Overall, the rarest personality type is INFJ

The rarest personality type is the INFJ personality type, known as ‘The Counselor’. INFJ is the rarest personality type across the population, occurring in just 2% of the population.

It is also the rarest personality type among men.

INFJ stands for Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Judging. This unique combination is hard to find in most people.

The INFJ personality type is characterized by their deep sense of integrity and their natural intuition. INFJs are skilled at interpreting the emotions and motivations of others and they work hard to help the people around them. This personality type tends to be idealistic and seeks out deep, meaningful connections with people. They can often come across as quiet and gentle.

However, the situation is not clear cut

While INFJs are generally understood to be the rarest personality type, there are some other factors to bear in mind. Personality types can vary geographically with some personality types occurring more frequently and more rarely depending on the country, region or environment.

There are also some differences between the rarest personality type for men and women.

The rarest personality type for men

Like the general population, the rarest personality type among men is INFJ. Among men, INFJs make up just 1% compared to 2% of the general population.

There are some questions about why this might be. The INFJ type includes some personality traits that Western society typically views as feminine traits such as high levels of emotional intelligence and empathy. INFJs are known to be sensitive and quiet, often spending time listening to the concerns of others rather than sharing their own thoughts.

It’s possible that boys are raised in a way that encourages them to subdue these aspects of their personality. Maybe they are making choices or exhibiting behaviors that give them a different type on a personality test. We don’t really know why, but the data shows that INFJ is the rarest personality type for men.

The rarest personality type for women

For women, however, the rarest personality type is INTJ and ENTJ. Just 1% ofwomen type as INTJ and ENTJ respectively.

Among women, INFJ is only the third rarest personality type with approximately 2% of women categorized as INFJ.

Both INTJ women and ENTJ women are extremely rare in the general population. It is not clear why this would be. However, the INTJ and ENTJ personality types are associated with being strategic, assertive and analytical. They tend to be less capable at reading their own emotions and the emotions of others. These traits are not typical of women in general, and it could be that – as with INFJ men – INTJ/ ENTJ women are changing their reported behaviors or honing their weaker skills to fit in.

The top 5 rarest personality types ranked

Curious to know the other rarest personality types? INFJ isn’t the only personality type that’s hard to find! There’s actually a large group of personality types that are pretty uncommon in the general population.

Read on to find out the top 5 rarest personality types, ranked from rarest to most common.


The INFJ personality type is the undisputed top 1 rarest personality type in the general population coming in at just 2%. INFJs are especially rare among men with only 1% of men qualifying as this personality type. It is slightly more common in women at around 2%.


Known as ‘The Mastermind, INTJ is the next rarest personality type in the general population and the rarest personality type among women. INTJs make up just 2% of the general population and account for 3% of men and just 1% of women.


Sharing the top spot for the rarest personality type among women, ENTJ is also one of the rarest personality types in the general population. Like the closely related INTJ, ENTJs come in at just 2% of the general population, 3% of men and 1% of women.


Another of the rarest personality types is ENFJ which can be found in just 3% of the general population. ENFJ is the second rarest personality type among men, occurring in just 2% of men. For women, the rate is a little higher at 3%.


ENTP snags the 5th spot for the top 5 rarest personality types. This personality type can be found in 3% of the general population. It is slightly more common in men, with 4% of men categorized as ENTP. For women, the personality type is rarer at just 2%, making it one of the rarest personality types.

Understanding the rarest personality types

Looking at the top 5 rarest personality types, it is possible to pick out some patterns in their style of thinking and behaving. The rarest personality types tend to be Intuitives and Judgers, rather than Sensors and Perceivers.

So what does that mean?


All the rarest personality types have one thing in common: they are Intuitives rather than Sensors. This is interesting because Intuitives tend to be more abstract in their way of thinking and processing information. They like to look for patterns and theories and are generally more concerned with the future than the present.

The more common personality types tend to be Sensors. Sensors process information differently than Intuitives, preferring to focus on what they can see, hear and feel. They are often described as more practical and they look to understand the world in a more hands-on way.


There is also a high prevalence of Judging rather than Perceiving types among the top 5 rarest personality types. The Judging/Perceiving dimension of the 16 type system describes how people prefer to structure their lives. Judgers tend to look for order and structure and will prioritize planning over spontaneity.

It is more common to find people who fit into the Perceiving personality type in the general population. Unlike Judgers, Perceivers prefer things a little less predictable. They value flexibility and prefer to adapt rather than plan.

How does your type compare?

While INFJ is the rarest personality type, that doesn’t make it any better or worse than the other personality types. Each personality type has its own strengths and weaknesses, whether it is more common or harder to find in the general population.

To find out more about the 16 type system, read this next or take the test to find out your personality type!

Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth is a freelance writer and ghostwriter. She’s an anthropologist at heart and loves using social theory to get deeper into the topics she writes about. Born in the UK, Elizabeth has lived in Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Dubai before moving most recently to Budapest, Hungary. She’s an ENTJ with ENFJ leanings. Find out more about her work at bethharris.com

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About the Clinical Reviewer

Steven Melendy, PsyD., is a Clinical Psychologist who received his doctorate from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. He specializes in using evidence-based approaches in his work with individuals and groups. Steve has worked with diverse populations and in variety of a settings, from community clinics to SF General Hospital. He believes strongly in the importance of self-care, good friendships, and humor whenever possible.


Jawaher albalushi (not verified) says...

1 year 3 months ago

I think this artical is very interesting and very helpful and reminds me, that I am one of the top rare personalities out there

As an ENTJ I am very proud of who I am and to that my personality is a great one.

I appreciate and thank the person(people) that made this wonderful article!!!

Not Linda (not verified) says...

8 months 2 weeks ago

ENTJ is actually the rarest. INFJ's are no longer the rarest. However, infj's can keep the ruse going because there're more of them.

PhilBbb (not verified) says...

8 months 1 week ago

Being an INFJ, I really don't care. Anyone who understands the underpinnings of healthy identity formation (and has made development in that area) won't base their self value on being the 'rarest'.

Dodiedear (not verified) says...

7 months 2 weeks ago

I can't add anything to your comment. I simply needed a distinctive "Like" button to wholeheartedly agree with you.

AndrewD (not verified) says...

6 months 4 days ago

As the other has said. I can't agree more with you.

Ok then (not verified) says...

5 months 1 week ago

Very true and very well said.

Vintage Girl 1958 (not verified) says...

4 months 3 weeks ago

I'm an ENTJ. To me it's not about basing my self value on being the rarest or even a 4 letter block. It's about how being a rare personality effects all areas of my life! For instance, I'm misunderstood a lot. Or I find that people can't read me because they have nothing to really compare me to. It can create a lot of upsets and frustration.

Sraboni (not verified) says...

3 months 1 week ago

Yes I'm really appreciate it because of the same thing made my life a field of frustrationand depressions....

I want to build myself a new men who will lead and live like a queen .So What does that mean by it ? please friends ..Give me a penny of thoughts.

Sraboni (not verified) says...

3 months 1 week ago

Yes I'm really appreciate it because of the same thing made my life a field of frustrationand depressions....

I want to build myself a new men who will lead and live like a queen .So What does that mean by it ? please friends ..Give me a penny of thoughts.

August Rain (not verified) says...

1 month 4 weeks ago

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August Rain (not verified) says...

1 month 4 weeks ago

Amen, vintage girl 1958. But I found understanding my personality type and how rare it is made sense w how i have fit in/not fit in throughout my entire life. Even now. It doesnt change anything but explains it. And I still prefer to be me.

Robin Morrow (not verified) says...

3 weeks 2 days ago


Ardyn (not verified) says...

7 months 1 week ago

Yeah, like I know quite a lot of peoplewho indentify themselves as infjs when my dad is the only entj I know

JaewonieOinkingLee (not verified) says...

6 months 6 days ago

Your mother.

Trisroy B (not verified) says...

7 months 1 day ago

Not that is matters as we are who are, but is that an opinion on which is rarest or do you have factual evidence to prove your opinion?

Keefe Sencen (not verified) says...

7 months 23 hours ago

Honestly I think that ENTP paired with being a type 3 is the rarest. I personally am that and I have NEVER met anyone else that has that. Usually ENTP's are type 7 but being an ENTP and type 3 makes you super hard working and very few people can get you at certain times. Being ENTP and type 3, you really have to work to find someone who understands you and when you do, you can't let go because they UNDERSTAND YOU when other people don't. It's a rare combo and needs to be appreciated more because there aren't that many of us out there.

Alissa L (not verified) says...

6 months 2 weeks ago

Actually, I know two ENTP 3s. One is a 3w2 and one is a 3w4. They're both of the sx/so instinctual subtype and they're my favorite people ever.

Trish (not verified) says...

6 months 1 week ago

Im ENTP, female. But I don't know what type.Where can I find it?

omotayo olajide remilekun (not verified) says...

5 months 4 weeks ago

search deeply in yourself and afterwards you'll find the real you.

Ok then (not verified) says...

5 months 1 week ago

I think you should change your name to Not Bitter.

Seer of oddballs and rejected froots n’ nuts (not verified) says...

2 months 3 weeks ago

I can see you really want to be an oddball. Only you know the answers to whatever test you took. Nobody else saw them. You could change like a chameleon at a moments notice. Kind of like how florid college football fans change their favorite team and base their decision solely on whoever’s ranked number 1. You too can be number one. Everyone on tinder will be able to see your such a rarity. Just because people speak to a bunch of people online doesn’t make them extroverts, in fact it’s more of an introverted trait. This veil of anonymity the internet provides creates a playground for you introverts. You’ll say things you’d never say to someone face to face. Excuse me for being judgmental, I would say any and all of this face to face with you and you’d cower oft into the sunset of your oddly peculiar preteen smelling room reminiscent of the 6th grade locker room. The mmmm.. latter of a thirty something year olds room (maybe 36 those were Tesla numbers, 9 is also included in there) that mom goes in to spray febreze in to every morning so as to attempt to contain the smell to the lower basement room so that her friends can have a somewhat comfortable day of playing pinochle.. that is until Mrs. Debbie starts with her incontinence and ole Mrs. Gretchen believes she’s silently letting her flatulence escape her decomposing body. Go for it! Yoo can doo it!!! Be anything you want to be. That’s what you do anyways. Regards, Mr. Seer: having the rarest of all and is the only one possessing all 16 making now a 17th trait shared by nobody but yours truly!!! A true chameleon in its rarest form, clear. I wasn’t even here as nobody saw me. Tell me please. How close was I? I’m curious…

Tyra (not verified) says...

1 month 3 hours ago

The writer tried to hard.

Nemmy (not verified) says...

1 month 3 weeks ago

Although I have no doubts that this could be true, (I am not sure, so I don't mean that in a rude way,) that seems a bit rude and against INFJs, when they are lovely people! Make sure that you check the way you write things just so it doesn't come across as rude. But I'm sure you didn't mean it that way. Have a nice day!

Linda Levina Johansson (not verified) says...

1 year 2 months ago

I have take 5 different personality tests, based on this and got the same result every time: INFJ. And in the information you get, after have done the tests, it stood it's the rarest personality of all 16 types, all over the world, with just less than 2% having this personality.

But I'm a woman (& had to fill in both gender & age when doing the tests), andwill be 45 years old in 6 months, so I know myself very well & I have worked both very hard & a lot with myself, mentally & emotionally since I was 22.

That spring,when I was 22 years, serveral things happened to me that changed both my whole life & the person I was then.

It started with a deep, severe depression that led to that I finally saw everything, both myself & my world,in a very shining bright light that reviled all the lies & illusions that I firstthen actually realised I had built my whole personality, my emotions, my principles, my moral standards on; my inner core of the person I had been building since birth was only A LIE. Nothing was true.

I, and both my life, my whole world & the things, my dreams I said & thought I wanted to have, wanted to be fullfilled,so my soon grown up life would be exactly the happy life I always had wanted.
But NO! I had just lied to myself & to everyone else about what I REALLY wanted, what my true dreams & wishes were, what kind of life I actually NEEDED if I ever would feel happy, meaningful & content with living.

Everything else would sooner or later just have made me so lonely, miserable & feel that my life only was totally meaningless & not even worth living so then I would have ended everything.
So then I had to restart. I had to start building up myself, even my inner core of my personality, to be able to become the person I actually wanted, and needed, to become if I wanted to be able to continue to live. And I then promised myself that I never ever again would lie to myself again, no matter what, no matter what it was about, even little meaningless things. Not a single lie ever again! And I've struggled to keep that promise; I have never again lied to myself & very, very seldom to anyone else either. I don't have any use for lies, lying doesn't give me anything & ironically so an I yet such a good liar so NOBODY have ever been able to even realise that I've just lied to them. So why then even bother to lie, when I don't get anything out of it? And it kind of breaks my promise to not lie to myself, so I don't lie AT ALL, TO ANYONE, NO MATTER WHAT.

So when doing these tests I, of course, never lied when answering the questions. Some was very hard to answer bc there was several answers I could choose between, but not being able to do that in the tests.
So then I had to chose & maybe I chose the wrong answer to that specific question, when it could have gotten a total different answer... I don't know how much this could have affected the total, but I also did so many different tests and yet got the same type of personality each time. And yes, I think I may have this personality, but not 100%. I actually thought I would receive another result, at least after having done 5 different. Bc I'm pretty sure that one other personality,that's also quite rare, would fit me better...INTJ.

So how shall I think about this? When I did my first personality tests when I was younger I think I actually got the INTJ result.

I'm just confused, especially when now reading that my personality isn't the rarest among WOMEN, just men. Because it never stood anything about difference between men's & women's results when doing a personality test, I never read that anywhere else which is very odd bc every test was based on these 16 personality types.

From a very confused woman, who doesn't really know where she belongs (nowhere, I'm an alien??)& had hoped that a personality test would give at least some sign of what to believe in...

kriz <3 (not verified) says...

1 year 1 month ago

i think you should read about the cognitive functions instead.tests arent really reliable and the results are mostly based on your opinion of yourself which is often quite subjective. you can start reading with the8 functions, intjs' function stack are Ni Te Fi Se. both infj and intj have the same dominant function Ni ( Introverted Intuition ). They are the rarest type because this function is so complex and not so many people can handle it.

There is so many to read and at first it may look intimidating but once u dive into it u cant rlly stop. just keep in mind that u wontfind ur accurate type immediately and its a long process. there's no rush and if u rlly want to know yourself its gonna be worth it trust me.

If u ask me, I myself also got mistyped as infj for the first few months ( Im an infp ). Im not saying you could be mistyped but this might be the case, many have gone through this so dont worry.When I knew that i wasnt the rarest type anymore i also got dissapointed but knowing your true type is more fulfilling as you willknow how you truly work and also find ppl like u.

I hope this helped u and good luck!

(Video) 7 Signs You're A True INFJ (Rarest Personality Type)

Dan C (not verified) says...

1 year 1 week ago

You mentioned that you both seldom lie to anyone elseand that you never lie to anyone ever. So one of those must be a lie.

Since one is a lie, the never lying to anyone isn't a possibility, meaning you lie to others.

Yet you stated that emphatically presumably with your use of capitals and exclamation marks. Meaning you lie to yourself as well.

So to add it all together, your message seems to he that you are a liar.

Reid Bottorff (not verified) says...

11 months 1 week ago

Dearest Dan,

It appears to this humble writer that you have uncovered a critical flaw in Ms. Linda's query, that being the aforementioned paradox of dishonesty that you so tactlessly pinpointed.

However, being the obvious beacon of truth and justice that you are, it should be an effortless feat for you to concede that, with little imagination (thankfully!), that quite possibly what you were actually attempting to indicate was how such a condescending individual as yourself becomes rejuvenated when engorged on ego-fattening self importance and armed pessimism. This attitude reflects that of child with poor-sportsmanship, or possibly a chronic tattle-tale or an upper middle class playground bully.

Thank you, Danny, for illustrating exactly what has absolutely nothing to do with Linda's concern. Linda, follow your heart, for it cannot lie to you like your brain is apt to do.

P.s. You also misspelled a word, Dan.

Some chick (not verified) says...

9 months 3 weeks ago

Bahahahah yes

Katie K (not verified) says...

8 months 3 weeks ago

You're amazing Reid ❤️

Always Saturday (not verified) says...

8 months 3 weeks ago

I truly and honestly took great pleasure in reading, smiling, laughing, ??multiple times reading your reply to Dearest Dan, whom pointed outHonest Linda's blatent deceit. Lol. I have to read more of your post.

Reid, I was curious if you knewwhat the correct degreethe pinky is angledwhen/while having tea? PleaseI am begging you to correct my "pour"grammar. I'm sure I asked with the incorrect format. Thank you advance in. Ihope you have a sense of humor.... or maybe I don't. I'll enjoy yourresponse either way. ? I know it'll be good. I feel like the teenager in school that keeps disrupting class to get attention from the hot teacher.



XoXo Gossip Girl (not verified) says...

8 months 1 week ago

This has merolling in laughter! Thank you Reid for beutifully telling Dan to Fuxk off!

Larua (not verified) says...

7 months 4 days ago

Dear Reid,

your response was brilliant. Please tell me your personality type, I must know.

Thank you very much.

Not Linda (not verified) says...

8 months 2 weeks ago

Your logic is Infallible.

scarlett sama (not verified) says...

1 year 2 hours ago

i did the 16 personality test like 5 times and it always came something different

first i took it like a year ago and then i recently took it again and a whole different results came, but it didn't really matched as well as the previous result

then i retook it again and again something different came out and i think i even took one test at least from a different side

i absolutely have no idea what i am

MRH (not verified) says...

11 months 1 week ago

"From a very confused woman, who doesn't really know where she belongs (nowhere, I'm an alien??)& had hoped that a personality test would give at least some sign of what to believe in..."

I love you, Linda ? First of all, you're not confused and already know where you belong and where you want to be. You like the fact that you are ranked in one of the rarest personality styles, but feel that you belong in the top rarest rank of INTJ. You're long diatribe is what we call "humble bragging". Which makes me believe you're not truly an INFJ, but it doesn't really matter. You're unique and don't need a test to prove that. This coming from a 56 yo INTJ female ?♥️?.

Jeff Nellessen (not verified) says...

10 months 3 weeks ago

Come on Linda just be you no pressure. When in side,you say toyour self help this person then help them. When the voice in your head says I have a solution to your situation share it. We are the advocates we have already thought it through. ?? I know it's hard wecry a lot I just accept it. But to be in love with an advocate that finds you worthy, nothing like it. Come on Lindago with what you got. Life is short ??‍♂️?

Mario (not verified) says...

9 months 4 weeks ago

Welcome to the rarest. It just came to my surprise I was in this category but after deep thought it does make sense.I guess you are in INTJ-T category. Don't get confuse, we are what we are if we see the true nature of what it is. Look back at the choices we made and we will understand consequences it unfolded. Every fruit comes from a flower before it.

Billy bob ✌ (not verified) says...

9 months 3 weeks ago

Bro wrote a whole essay ?

Billy bob ✌ (not verified) says...

9 months 3 weeks ago

Shoot I meant to reply to a comment sorry ? ?

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Colton INFJ (not verified) says...

9 months 1 week ago

Spoken like a true INFJ

Ashlee Mimie (not verified) says...

9 months 5 days ago

Hi Linda!

I am hoping this email finds you well. To introduce myself, I am an INFJ as well, I grew up with different deeper level of thinking from my peers and it felt like I am alone. Like you, I also told myself I am lying to myself and having a hard time trusting also due to the circumstances I've experienced when I was a kid. I thought the cause ofmy deeper levelof thinking was just because of the hardship I have faced but now I realized being INFJ also contributed to how I processed things in mind about the live we have here. Like you, I felt like I don't belong here, it feels like I belong somewhere far in the unknown.

And you know who answered me? It's God, He said "You don't belong here, You belong to Me."

My life was miserable even when I always wanted to be there with anyone who needs help, I didn't know I was lonely, the only thing I knew I was lost andtrying to find myself somewhere I might have left my true selfalong the road from my childhood.

Seeing the situation of the world and a lot of people's sufferings, I felt helpless. As I badly want these people to have better lives, to be mended whole. I never thought, I too was broken and needed mending not from anything inthis world but fromthe God whom who first made me.

I realized there's no way I can help broken people if I too wasbroken. The right date and time came that God had set, He made me whole. He used my MDD so I could see Him and whythis world works the way it is.

If you are looking for an answer. I am open to share this with you. We all are broken, nothing in this world could offer that could ever make us whole. The answer and healing is only coming from the One who made us from the beginning. The One who loves us.

I am here, when you are comfortable to open up more.

Thank you for taking the time to read my message.

Best regards,

Ashlee Mimie

Dodiedear (not verified) says...

7 months 2 weeks ago

Beautifully stated.

Katie K (not verified) says...

8 months 3 weeks ago

Girl, I could have written that reply myself, almost word for word! Wow, INFJ mind kinda blown right now!

Secretseeker (not verified) says...

4 months 3 weeks ago

Whoa, hope you're alright. Let it go. We're not here forever. But we are meant to be here in the here and now. The world loves you, enjoy the ride.

jc herradura (not verified) says...

1 year 1 month ago

im not a brokenhearted man or feel frustating when i open my eyes i feel lost everything i see sometimes i walk around to feel me okay i dont why or whats going my life

anonymous human (not verified) says...

1 year 1 week ago

Everything will be okay!
you just need to be patient my friend.

i care for you

scarlett sama (not verified) says...

1 year 2 hours ago

dont fall for this

when i was 13 someone said that after some years everything will change and get better

guess what happened? all of those problems got WORSE and every new day makes the problems much bigger.

yes everything did change. but NOT to better.

kd.iamnoone (not verified) says...

9 months 1 week ago

We are not certain about our future as well as how things will change. Nonetheless, everything will inevetably change, we can think of the worst but we should be hopeful for the better.

All the love <3

Vivi (not verified) says...

1 year 1 week ago

Let me just say, being INTJ and a woman feels like a constant battle happening in my head between logic and hormonal responses. I have always wondered why I haveso much trouble getting along with other women and I geuss being the rarest personality type out there is a viable explanation.

Dan C (not verified) says...

1 year 1 week ago

Most people have trouble getting along with women. That's why male friends are better friends according to the vast majority of both men and women.

Northgreen (not verified) says...

11 months 4 weeks ago

I hear you! It's not a "fun" personality to have. It feels rather lonely, but you feel everything so much more than anyone else... I'm in my 30's and I feel as though I've never connected with anyone.

Stay strong, my friend.

Sharon Stangeland (not verified) says...

11 months 1 week ago

I just found out I'm the rarest type I never thought it was I'd never taken and test before but everyone else seems to agree that everything hits me right on the head I'm a female 62 had a very hard life but I've learned from it I believe lost all my children and building relationships with them again as they are adults dealing with a schizophrenic significant other has its moments but if you have connection with your God, nature and doing right when one can never be lonely

Waylander787 (not verified) says...

11 months 2 weeks ago

I have this personality type which until now I never really had an explanation ma's to why making or keeping friends has been so difficult. To the point now where I only bother with my family. (certain members)

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It's hard going through live giving everything of you to everyone else and getting only judgement and jealousy back, greed and expectancy that you will always be there to pull them out of the heap when they make a bad decision based on desires or urges to be one better than their so called friends.

Yet why do I feel totally powerless to my own personality where I will continue to allow people to use me in order that they can have better or reach better position in love or life even above myself.

Its not that I don't care foryself, I loveyself deeply and I believe that our time is here is precious and a gift from God. To other people looking in Iist look miserable and depressed. Yer that's just how I internalise my life,y life happens insidey head and very few if any people will get to experience my life within.

What they don't see is that inside I care incredibly deeply about everything and if I get too caught up in one topic I can be dragged down so many rabbit holes and end up no where. Or no where good anyway.

I had to learn to police every thought which came in to my mind so that I didn't spiral. Now if I start thinking about something I have no control over, I'll take the dog for a walk on the woods.

When they say the weight of the world is on your shoulder. Try being a Scorpio male with this personality type.

Ronnie (not verified) says...

9 months 3 weeks ago

Which personality type were you? Reading your story I can relate. I am classified as INFJ and it made so much sense to me when I found out and I was able to give myself alot of answers. I have always been approached by people who want to be my friend and be a part of my life but I rather just have a couple of my closest relatives near me if I must. I am not mean or ugly I just never reach out to anyone including my own family. It's so strange since family and people mean so much to me and I will help anyone who needs it.

An (not verified) says...

2 months 3 weeks ago

I totally get that, thanks! As being a 28 year old female INFJ I struggle with the same thoughts at the moments. One of the hardest questions I ask myself frequently in the last time is: „why does no one care? While I’m caring so deeply inside me.“ and it’s not only the question why people I would do anything for, seem to don’t care about me, it’s also the question why people don’t care about each other in general. I don’t know if I will find a really good answer to that question in the near future neither a solution to the sadness that comes with it sometimes.
I tend to have that image in my mind where I’m kind of a seer in a sea of blind people, but I probably will never be able to tell them what I see or what I fell neither. That’s probably the way to describe the feelings I have frequently.

Smile on my Face (not verified) says...

2 months 3 weeks ago

woah, a 21 year old female INFJ here and I have been asking myself the same questions all the time! Like why doesnt anybody care? When i care about you so much that i'll be willing to do anything for you? During times like these it made me feel like i was being used by other people, even by family members and it hurts a lot. And while im overthinking about this stuff, other people just dont seem to see it as a big deal and that confuses me a lot. Like why don't you see what i am seeing? Probably won't get answers anytime soon, but getting this off my chest really helps :)

Information now (not verified) says...

10 months 3 weeks ago

Infj is no longer the rarest overall. Entj is now the rarest. You might not like it, but that's what the most recent data says.

Some chick (not verified) says...

9 months 3 weeks ago

Thank you!

Some chick (not verified) says...

9 months 3 weeks ago

You lost all credibility when you said "undisputed." In fact, it's heavily disputed. Most recent data says entj is the rarest.

also- how can infj be"generally considered" AND the "undisputed" rarest?

An old Fart (not verified) says...

8 months 6 days ago

I love all of you people bantering about whos is or is not the rareist. I am a 65 INFJ male. I was brought up by 4 women in the house with no men there. INFJ may or may not be the rareist but in the 60's, 70's and 80's you can bet your sweet bippy that I as a male was always looked upon as a weirdo and struggled with that thinking I was just that most of my life but finally came to terms with who I am. So forget who is the rareist of all and just accept the fact that we fj's and tj's weather you are an E or an I are an anomally in society and enjoy that glorious fact.

Parwati (not verified) says...

1 month 3 weeks ago

That's the spirit flush the labels embrace who you are

Lorraine Cooke (not verified) says...

6 months 2 weeks ago

Quit labelling yourselves...lighten up and enjoy the time you've been given on this earth. Try and be a better person today than you were yesterday. Just be kind.

Brenda Tyner (not verified) says...

2 months 4 weeks ago

I'm with you, Lorraine. I feel that if you try to be a better person everyday. Help others that need it. Don't worry about the small stuff. Or what others think of you. Learn about who you are before you get into another bad or the first bad relationship. Don't let people, things or events define who you are. Find the good in things. Be happy you are alive today. Take nothing for granted. And ignore those who try to define you

John E (not verified) says...

6 months 6 days ago

What is the rarest Enneagram type?

John E (not verified) says...

6 months 6 days ago

Is it Type 5?

A.Nonimus (not verified) says...

4 months 5 days ago

INTP: gotta say I'm not surprised Ns are rarer than Ss, and I'm glad that Ps are more common than Js. But to avoid writing my own article, I'll end it there lol

Dinky (not verified) says...

3 months 3 weeks ago

I have just found out i am an INFJ-T weither or not its the rarest doesn't matter, its actually helped me understand alot about why i am the way i am and everything seems to have just fitted together like a massive puzzle..i now understand and i am contented with that notion

Jarum (not verified) says...

1 month 2 weeks ago

I think a more logical reason than "fitting in" as to why INFJ men INTJ/ ENTJ women are more rare respectively is biological - we are mammals and females are intimately involved in child-rearing where empathy and compassion are critical. Of course human males also have an active part in child-rearing and displaying empathy, but their secondary role would be enough to account for the difference.

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12 hours 51 min ago

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The rarest personality type is the INFJ personality type, known as 'The Counselor'. INFJ is the rarest personality type across the population, occurring in just 2% of the population. It is also the rarest personality type among men. INFJ stands for Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Judging.

What is the 3 rarest personality type? ›

The INFJ – The Third Rarest MBTI Type.

What's the rarest 16 personalities result? ›

The rarest of the 16 personality types is considered to be INFJ - this combination is only found in one to two percent of the population. Here we are dealing with introverts who think analytically but make decisions based on feelings and values - and ultimately act in a structured and planned manner.

What is the second rarest personality type? ›

Those who have preferences for ENTJ are the second most rare Myers-Briggs personality type in the US. With only 1.8% of the total population having preferences for ENTJ, it's easy to feel misunderstood if you have these preferences.

What is the rarest personality type female? ›

“INTJ is the rarest personality type for women.” In fact, at about 0.5 percent of the population, INTJ women might be the rarest of any gender/type combination (perhaps only rivaled by INFJ men).

What is the best personality type? ›

ESFJ. Those who are extroverted, sensing, feeling, and judging are often identified as one of the kindest types by experts. "ESFJs have extroverted feeling as a dominant cognitive function," Gonzalez-Berrios says. "This makes them rule by their hearts.

What is the most common female personality type? ›

Overall, the most common personality type is ISFJ

It is also the most common personality type among women. ISFJ stands for Introversion, Sensing, Feeling and Judging.

How rare is INFJ female? ›

Among women, INFJ is only the third rarest personality type with approximately 2% of women categorized as INFJ. Both INTJ women and ENTJ women are extremely rare in the general population.

What personality type is Guardian? ›

What is the ISFJ personality type (The Guardian)? People with an ISFJ personality type tend to be humble, hard-working, and enthusiastic in their behavior. They often focus on making sure a job is done perfectly and like to follow a specific approach.

What personality type always has to be right? ›

ESTJs have a tendency to think they are always right and that their moral compass is objective, absolute and universal.

Can your personality type change? ›

It has long been believed that people can't change their personalities, which are largely stable and inherited. But a review of recent research in personality science points to the possibility that personality traits can change through persistent intervention and major life events.

What is the newest personality type? ›

A new “dangerous” character trait dubbed “dark empathy” has been identified by scientists — but do you possess it?

What is the most mysterious personality type? ›

1. INFJ. Given that this type is often referred to as “The Mystic,” it's no surprise that INFJs have a reputation for being the most mysterious personality type. This is mainly because they are incredibly complex and private individuals, so it can be challenging to figure out their thoughts or feelings.

Why are INFJs so rare? ›

Why is INFJ so rare? Many people think it's because society makes it difficult for INFJ personalities to remain their true selves. They end up conforming to perceived expectations, which in turn makes their genuine traits less visible. INFJ types are frequently misjudged.

Which personality type is attractive? ›

People who are extroverted, sensing, thinking, and perceiving are likely to catch your eye, experts say.

What is the hardest personality type to be? ›

The short answer: INFJ (Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Judgment) is the most complex Myers-Briggs Personality Type.

What personality types are prone to anxiety? ›

Research has indicated that individuals with high emotional reactivity (high neuroticism) and introverted tendencies (low extroversion) are more likely to experience anxiety than other personality types [101].

What is the happiest personality type? ›

People with an ESFJ-type personality — which stands for Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging — are the most satisfied. In the chart below, a score of 5 represents the highest level of satisfaction possible, and a score of 1 indicates the lowest level of satisfaction.

What personality type is most sensitive? ›

The introverted (I) intuitive (N) types (“INs”)—INFJ, INFP, INTJ and INTP—are among the most “sensitive” of the personality types. This is especially true of those who are more turbulent than assertive.

Which personality type is most successful? ›

Extroverts, sensors, thinkers, and judgers tend to be the most financially successful personality types, according to new research.

Who has no personality? ›

A person with no personality does not express their opinions. They only hold the opinions of the person they are talking to. People with no personality are highly agreeable and avoid conflicts. They also get anxious about being too boring or too annoying in social interactions.

Which personality type are psychopaths? ›

It is a subtype of antisocial personality, characterized by persistent, violent offending histories (often with a variety of offence types), lack of emotional warmth or any sense of empathy for others, and deceptive and predatory attitudes to others.

Which personality type do girls like? ›

"Kindness" was the most important trait, with nearly 90% of women thinking it was a top priority. Attractiveness was important, but it came secondary to personality traits like "supportiveness" and "intelligence."

What is the rarest male personality type? ›

The most rare Personality Types are INFJ, followed by ENTJ and INTJ.

What personality type is mastermind? ›

INTJs are sometimes referred to as Mastermind personalities because of their strategic, logical way of thinking. Other nicknames for the INTJ include: The Conceptual Planner (MBTI)

Are INFJ usually single? ›

You won't settle for anyone other than your dream person

This is one of the main reasons why INFJs are still single. As an INFJ, you are always striving to find someone who can connect with you mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually to a very intimate degree (Granneman, 2019).

How does INFJ dress? ›

INFJs seek uniqueness in many things, including their style. Whether it's a necklace made from a rare stone set in an unusual way or an asymmetrical cut to the expected corporate attire, the stylish INFJ will want something about their look to be unique, something others won't be wearing.

What attracts an INFJ? ›

As sensitive personalities, INFJs feel attracted to people who show kindness towards others. Extraverted Feeling is their auxiliary function, which means INFJs try to connect in a gentle way, and appreciate those who can do the same. Most INFJs also strive to make a positive impact on the world.

What is the gifted personality type? ›

The most common personality types among gifted adolescents were “intuitive” and “perceiving.” They were higher on the Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, and Perceiving dimensions of the personality scales of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) when compared to general high school students.

Which personality type is Alpha? ›

Alpha. “An Alpha is a leader; she is self-assured, powerful and confident in everything she does,” says Spencer. “These personality types don't hold back, tending to steer the pack in friendships and powerfully lead their teams in work.

Which personality type is dominant? ›

What is a Type D personality? The D Personality Style tends to be direct and decisive, sometimes described as dominant. They would prefer to lead than follow and tend towards leadership and management positions.

What are the most likable personality types? ›

The 6 Most Likable Myers-Briggs Personality Types, According to Experts
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  • ISFJ.
  • ENFP.
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What personality type follows the rules? ›

A Rule Follower is someone who has a high C personality type in their DISC profile and likes to follow procedures. This person prefers to adhere to standards and regulations and is more compliant over someone with a low C personality type who feels rules are made to be broken to generate new ideas.

Are you born with your personality type? ›

Experts say that we typically develop our personality type - our preferred way of doing things - through the course of our lives in response to our surroundings and experiences - school or work, for example.

At what age is your personality fully developed? ›

These are our core traits which aren't affected by moods, and various studies suggest they're genetic. When we're maturing, however, these traits are still forming. By the age of 30, the majority of people have reached maturity.

Can you have two personality types? ›

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What are dark personality types? ›

The Dark Triad personality traits – narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism – can be toxic and damaging in the workplace. But be aware that someone exhibiting these traits may initially be a high achiever and potentially charming, conscientious and achievement-oriented.

What personality type is a cheerleader? ›

The ESFJ usually tends to be the cheerleader or sports hero in high school and college. Later on in life, they continue to revel in the spotlight, and are primarily focused on organizing social events for their families, friends and communities. ESFJ is a common personality type and one that is liked by many people.

What personality type is a dark empath? ›

What Is a Dark Empath? A dark empath is a term that describes someone who exploits their ability to understand how other people think and feel. They can recognize another person's perspective while also showing signs of psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism.

Which personality type is fun? ›

ENFJ. Known for their optimism and upbeat personality, ENFJs are known for being fun to be around.

What is the most misunderstood personality type? ›

INTJs are often misunderstood simply because there are so few of them around. Making up only 2.1% of the US population, they understand the world in a fundamentally different way than most other types. While the rest of the world looks first to tangible data, INTJs follow symbols and underlying meanings first.

What animal type is INFJ? ›

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Do INFJ have friends? ›

Advocate personalities crave authentic, meaningful friendships – friendships that allow them to share their dreams, bare their souls, and feel understood and accepted for who they are. And if that means having just one or two confidants rather than a wide circle of acquaintances, so be it.

What zodiac signs are INFJ? ›

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What is a 1 personality type? ›

An Enneagram Type 1 is called The Reformer. They are motivated by the need to live rightly, and driven by a longing for a true, just, and moral world. Type ones are loyal, dedicated, conscientious, helpful, well-balanced, and often good-humored. They are efficient, organized, and trustworthy in completing tasks.

Why is INFJ a rare type? ›

Overall, “sensing” individuals are more common than us “feely” types. Some possible explanations for the relative rarity of INFJs may be due to the fact that we're just not in situations where the test is offered, or maybe we don't want to take the test, says Dr.

Can an INFJ be Type 1? ›

While one INFJ may type as an Enneagram Type Four, another might type as a One, or a Five, or a Nine. These individuals will all share the traits that are characteristic of the INFJ type, but the way they act on these traits, and which ones they prioritize, may be influenced by their Enneagram type.

Is Intp rare? ›

INTP is one of the less common types in the population, especially for women. Among women, INTP is the fourth rarest type (after INTJ, ENTJ, and INFJ). INTPs make up: 3% of the general population.

Why do I have 2 personality types? ›

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What personality type is a perfectionist? ›

Enneagram Type 1. Perfectionists believe they must be good and right to be worthy. Consequently, Perfectionists are conscientious, responsible, improvement-oriented and self-controlled, but also can be critical, resentful and self-judging.

Is a Type A personality good? ›

Someone with a Type A personality may be very successful and achieve a lot in life. They may also be organized and efficient, both in their personal and professional life. However, they may become stressed more easily when things become chaotic. They might prioritize over-achieving over self-care.

Is INFJ manipulative? ›

INFJs don't always use their qualities for good, they can also be master manipulators — our intuition makes it easy for the INFJ to pick up on cues and find “weak spots” in people — prey on those — and then get what is needed.

Can INFJ be weird? ›

Intuitive Weirdness

INFJs have an abstract, futuristic approach to the world around them. Rather than seeing things for what they are, they see things for what they “mean.” When forced to focus all their attention outside the intuitive plane, they can come across as stressed, unsteady, or overwhelmed.

Who matches an INFJ? ›

Although two well-developed individuals of any type can enjoy a healthy relationship, INFJ's natural partner is the ENTP, or the ENFP. INFJ's dominant function of Introverted Intuition is best matched with a personality type that is dominated by Extraverted Intuition.

Why is INFJ single? ›

They crave deep mental and emotional connections with others; proximity or just a few shared interests won't cut it. This is especially true when it comes to love and dating. As a result, INFJs can really struggle to find Mr. or Mrs. Right.

Who is the opposite of an INFJ? ›

Again, opposite to the INFJ is the INFP, who will appear less organized and less controlled than the INFJ to others. Still, since their primary function is a Judging function, Introverted Feeling, there's a lot of internal organization others don't see outside the INFP's head.

Are INTP smartest type? ›

Some might describe the INTP as the smartest personality type—rational, creative, and ceaselessly curious. Others might describe him as an insufferable know-it-all who can never admit he is wrong. One thing's for sure—the INTP divides opinion.

What is genius personality type? ›

Genius, in its broadest sense, is about curiosity, courage and creativity. No matter what your IQ, you can tap into your special form of genius by just being open and exploring in your own distinctive way.

Was Einstein a INTP? ›

As an INTP, Albert tends to be extremely analytical, objective, and logical. Albert is likely to approach interactions with others in a logical way, rather than relying on emotion.


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