Our research generates a lot of data about how different personality types think, feel, and behave. We use that information to build thought-provoking, actionable resources ranging from our free articles and personality profiles all the way up to our Premium Profiles and members’ Academy.
But sometimes, data is interesting on its own. Like how the highest numbers kind of stand out, because, you know…they’re the highest. So, in lighthearted, did-you-know fashion, we thought we’d share a few times that Advocate (INFJ) personality types were the “top type” in response to a survey item.
Don’t take these responses too seriously, though. They may be only a few percentage points above some other types and don’t necessarily indicate unique or problematic behavior. (We’ll show the overall average agreement rates for reference.)
But highest is highest, and that’s interesting, right? So, let’s head for rarified air by scaling a few Advocate data peaks:
- 91% of Advocates said they constantly have a nagging feeling about all the things they need to do. (Average agreement was 76%.)
- 78% of Advocates said they always go through the entire menu before deciding what to order. (Average agreement was 69%.)
- 84% of Advocates said they feel upset if they catch themselves having bad thoughts or impulses. (Average agreement was 66%.)
- 86% of Advocates said they always reread an email after sending it. (Average agreement was 72%.)
- 76% of Advocates said they’re emotionally attached to their possessions. (Average agreement was 64%.)
- 79% of Advocates said they often stay awake at night thinking about things that upset them during the day. (Average agreement was 59%.)
- 87% of Advocates said they are deeply affected by natural beauty, like blooming flowers. (Average agreement was 69%.)
These are just a few quirky data points, not to be confused with deeper insights that highlight notable tendencies of a particular personality type. Indeed, Advocates had plenty of company (and a few near neighbors) in response to the above survey items.
Still, it’s kind of fun to see a few places where they were on top, right?
When do you think your personality type is a bit “extra”? Let us know in the comments below!
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