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My father comes off like an ENTJ but I think he might be a seriously wounded at the core ENFJ too.

Interesting... so if it's not inherited (I don't really think it is - I'm just brainstorming here), then why do so many INFJs have INFJ relatives...

Well, we generally have more than 16 relatives, and there are only 16 types. Probability says you've got a 1 in 16 chance of a person being a specific type. With more than 16 relatives there is a good chance that one of them will be the same type as you. However, due to disproportionate distribution of the types that chance is not 100%, there for it does not always happen.

Well, we generally have more than 16 relatives, and there are only 16 types. Probability says you've got a 1 in 16 chance of a person being a specific type. With more than 16 relatives there is a good chance that one of them will be the same type as you. However, due to disproportionate distribution of the types that chance is not 100%, there for it does not always happen.

1/16? Then INFJs are really 6.25% of the population.

Say it ain't so!

1/16? Then INFJs are really 6.25% of the population.

Say it ain't so!

I also said the distribution is not proportionate, therefore one can have less than 1/16 of the whole. If it were proportionate, then, not only would it be likely for you to have 1 INFJ in every 16 people you group together, it would be infinitesimally close to 100% chance that there was an INFJ. It is not, however, and as such it can be that you'll not have an INFJ in the 16. Probability is odd that way.

An example would be that if you had a collection of 20 beads of 4 different colors the probability of any one bead being a specific color without relevant and accurate population data would be 1/4, but that does not require that there be 5 of every color

We are not talking about the probability that there

PS: Fun with the dirty child of Mathematics and Philosophy!

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- MBTI
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In terms of MBTI, the main difference between us is our cognitive function order:

Mine: Ni>Si>Fe>Te>Fi>Ti>Ne>Se

Mom: Ni>Fi>Ne>Fe>Te>Si>Se>Ti

People say we are identical all the time, but we know each other very so we see our differences. I am much more calculating and stubborn/rigid then she is. She is much more imaginative and fanatical then I am.

Actually I'm not sure what my dad's father was. He died when I was pretty young. I get the feeling he was an SJ of some sort though.