This Is the Rarest Personality Type in the World

Do you think you have it?

You’ve most likely had to take a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test at some point in your life. If you haven’t, here’s a quick summary: The test measures which side you lean more towards in four different areas: Extroversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving. The Myers-Briggs personality types combine the letters of those traits to create a four-letter sequence, like ENTJ or INTP. (There’s an “N” in some of these Myers-Briggs personality types to represent “Intuition,” because the “I” is already taken by “Introversion.”)

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After you take the test, don’t be surprised if you’re oddly freaked out by how accurate your results are. If you happened to fall into the INFJ personality type, you’re a rare breed; only 1.5 percent of the general population fits into that category, making it the rarest personality type in the world. When it comes to physical attributes, this is the rarest hair and eye color combination in humans.

What does this type mean about you? What are some INFJ personality traits? According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test, the INFJ personality is more introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging. In other words, INFJs are a bit more reserved, but they’re very loyal friends and make strong, empathetic leaders. The rarest personality type is often referred to as the “Counselor” type because of the INFJ personality traits. INFJs are very moral and persistent, and they usually see the glass half full. They prefer to be open with only a select few people and are very good listeners themselves. Their introversion can cause them to be difficult to get to know, as well as reserved with people they don’t know well. If you have any of the Myers-Briggs personality types that start with I, you’ll definitely relate to these funny cartoons for introverts.

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Who are some INFJ famous people? Well, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt had the rarest personality type, as does former president Jimmy Carter. Lawyer and activist Mohandas Gandhi was also an INFJ. On the more artistic side of INFJ famous people, you’ll find Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë, Crime and Punishment author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine.

On the other end of the scale, the most popular personality type is ISFJ. If you’re curious about which of the Myers-Briggs personality types best describes you, take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test for yourself. Could you have an INFJ personality? No matter what your Myers-Briggs personality type ends up being, we’ve got an explanation for what it means right here.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is the Assistant Digital Managing Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. When she’s not writing for rd.com or keeping the 650+ pieces of content our team produces every month organized, she likes watching HGTV, going on Target runs, and searching through Instagram to find new corgi accounts to follow.