Most Common Myers Briggs Type

In this article, we will look at the most common Myers Briggs personality type. This article also explores the percentage of this personality type in the population, famous people with this type and its characteristic features.

What is The Most Common Myers Briggs Type?

ISFJ

According to stats, ISFJ seems to be the most common personality type, with 13.8 percent of people surveyed being ISFJs and having the introverted, sensing, feeling, and judging function stack.

ISFJ (The Defender)

ISFJs are really a lot more laid-back than they’re credited for. They are generally inclined to take on a receptive instead of a commanding position because of their dominant function Perceiving function. Although Si is introverted in nature, this also goes unrecognised by the casual observer. ISFJs know how to relax, particularly in their spare time.

Overall, ISFJs are one of the most dependable, faithful, and conscientious of all personality types. They are revered for their perseverance and loyalty. They make lifelong friends and comrades, particularly when common beliefs and preferences are shared.

The ISFJ Function Stack

Dominant: Introverted Sensing (Si)

Introverted Sensing (Si) is the dominant function of ISFJs. Si is the role that underpins ISFJs’ predisposition to serve as traditional protectors and restorers. The more they are involved in a certain series of situations, the more daunting it is for them to consider other options.

Since Si is a Perceiving function, ISFJs are much less likely than ESJs, who have a Judging function as their dominant function, to serve as leading campaigners for their values. Instead, ISFJs like to spend their time dwelling on the past or reminiscing about their favourite events. Many people love preaching or reading holy books.

The role of Si in physical sensory experience is one of the most frequently ignored aspects of Si. Si, for example, keeps an eye on internal body functions to ensure that bodily demands are met to the best of ability. Si is more intense than Se because it is an introverted function, making ISFJs more receptive to a range of sensory inputs such as weather, temperature difference, noise pollution, sleeping conditions, and so on.

They can also be receptive to different tastes and new materials, which is why they often choose a plain, basic, or ritualised meal, which Se types may find boring.

Auxiliary: Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

Extraverted Feeling (Fe) is an auxiliary function for ISFJs. Fe is most accustomed to inspecting and enhancing interpersonal sentiments and wellbeing, since it is the most interpersonal of the all the functions. ISFJs, like INFJs, strive to maintain “warm emotions” in their intimate relationships. Fe assists ISFJs in reading facial expressions and other non verbal cues in order to evaluate peoples’ thoughts.

ISFJs, importantly, can have a harder time recognising their own feelings than they would other people’s. This is because their Feeling function is focused outwards (extraverted) instead of inwards. ISFJs have a harder time managing their feelings on their own. As a result, when ISFJs face psychologically challenging situations, they usually seek help from others.

Fe also involves a judgmental extraversion. Fe is used by ISFJs to communicate their emotions, observations, beliefs, and frustrations. ISFJs are relatively content to express their emotions and experiences, given they have not been heavily restricted in their childhood.

Fe in ISFJs can manifest differently with outsiders than it does with their close friends and family. They can seem distinctively “happy” in their gestures in wider crowds, as part of their attempt to foster warm emotions. They can, though, be more transparent and frank about their worries and frustrations in the presence of nearer companions.

Tertiary:  Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Introverted Thinking (Ti) is the tertiary feature of ISFJs. Its goal is to help them fine-tune their Fe analyses. It provides a layer of reasoning that isn’t always visible in the initial stages of their type’s growth. ISFJs who aren’t fully grown can get much less out of their Ti. Making an extra move to Ti may seem needless because their Si-Fe combination supplies them with firm judgments about reality.

ISFJs, on the other hand, will get more familiar with their Ti and understand its intrinsic importance with age and refinement. Ti will assist and monitor ISFJs’ Si-Fe process by helping them think more objectively and rationally.

Inferior:  Extraverted Intuition (Ne)

ISFJs, like other types, may be oblivious to how much their inferior function influences their judgments and behaviour. ISFJs are vulnerable to make poor decisions in their lives, jobs, and partnerships if they do not have enough understanding and incorporation of their inferior function. As a result, ISFJs should be aware of how their inferior function, Extraverted Intuition (Ne), expresses itself in their personalities.

Integrating thoughts, coming up with ideas, new hypotheses, and contemplating solutions and scenarios are all things that Ne is interested in. It is an erratic and extremely diverse function that is open to seeing correlations and comparisons everywhere. This is why ENPs are frequently stereotyped as eccentric, lacking artists.

Looking for innovative opportunities to teach or communicate with kids is one way ISFJs will use their Ne. Since Ne is a very fun-loving and jovial function, there is a childish side of the ISFJ that likes to play and also let go.

ISFJs may also use the Ne in activities including reading or playing word games. Crosswords and other types of brain teasers are enjoyable for ISFJs. Such activities help them to practise recalling Si while also allowing them to make links and comparisons (Ne). Many ISFJs also appreciate a range of arts that enable them to express themselves creatively.

Famous ISFJs

  • Jimmy Carter, U.S. President
  • Bess Truman, U.S. First Lady
  • Barbara Bush, U.S. First Lady
  • Laura Bush, U.S. First Lady
  • George Marshall, U.S. general and Secretary of State and Defense
  • Mary I, Queen of England
  • Prince Charles of Great Britain
  • Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
  • St. Teresa of Avila
  • Pope Francis
  • Clara Barton, U.S. nurse and founder of American Red Cross
  • Rosa Parks, U.S. civil rights activist
  • Halle Berry, U.S. actress
  • Bruce Willis, U.S. actor
  • Michael Caine, English actor
  • Anne Hathaway, U.S. actress
  • Christopher Walken, U.S. actor
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, U.S. actress
  • Elijah Wood, U.S. actor
  • Naomi Watts, U.S. actress
  • Kirsten Dunst, U.S. actress
  • Vin Diesel, U.S. actor
  • David Copperfield, U.S. magician
  • Katie Holmes, U.S. actress
  • Louisa May Alcott, U.S. author
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, English author
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet
  • Robin Roberts, U.S. journalist and television host
  • Ed Bradley, U.S. journalist
  • Agatha Christie, English mystery novelist
  • Marcus Aurelius, Roman philosopher and Emperor
  • W. H. Auden, English poet

ISFJ Quotes

“Very few of us are what we seem.”

― Agatha Christie, The Man in the Mist 

“One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late.”

― Agatha Christie

“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle 

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”

― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ”

― Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie: An Autobiography 

“You have the power within you to endure anything, for your mere opinion can render it tolerable, perhaps even acceptable, by regarding it as an opportunity for enlightenment or a matter of duty.”

― Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS 

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes 

“When your spirits need a lift, think of the virtues and talents of those around you – one’s energy, another’s modesty, the generosity of a third, something else in a fourth. Nothing is so inspiring or uplifting as the sight of these splendid qualities in our friends. Keep them always in mind.”

― Marcus Aurelius 

“When people injure you, ask yourself what good or harm they thought would come of it. If you understand that, you’ll feel sympathy rather than outrage or anger. Your sense of good and evil may be the same as theirs, or near it, in which case you have to excuse them. Or your sense of good and evil may differ from theirs. In which case they’re misguided and deserve your compassion. Is that so hard?”

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 

Conclusion

In this article, we looked at the most common Myers Briggs personality type. This article also explored the percentage of this personality type in the population, famous people with this type and its characteristic features.

Frequently Asked Questions: Most Common Myers Briggs Type

What is the most rare Myers-Briggs Type?

INFJ

What is the rarest personality type in the world?

You are a different breed if you’re an INFJ personality type; just 1.5 percent of the general population falls into this type, rendering it the world’s rarest personality type.

Is there a disorder for being indecisive?

Aboulomania is a mental disorder characterised by pathological indecisiveness in the patient. It’s also linked to stress, anxiety, depression, and mental distress, and it can make it hard to operate socially.

What are common warning signs of OCD?

Trying to resist improvement, wasting too much time on repetitive activities, refusing to touch items with bare hands, or having outbursts and struggling to do things a certain way are all warning signs of OCD. Elevated fear, uncertainty, and negative feelings are all signs of obsessive compulsive disorder.

References

ISFJ Personality Type Profile

List of Famous People With ISFJ Personality

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.