I’m often asked about the distribution of the personality types in the population. Are there more of some than others? There are various stats published on this topic, but here are some rough indicators of how the personality types are distributed:
Dominants: Represent 5-10% of the population.
Before I tell you this number, I want you to take a breath and let it sink in.
Supportives represent something in the range of 60-70% of the population.
Does this ring true to you? Think of the people you interact with. Are the majority:
- not wild about change
- people who want harmony and dislike conflict
- steady, stable, and reliable
- practical in focus, preferring hands-on, practical, jobs
- quieter unless called on. Not stoked about stepping up and issuing orders
- content to work in the background and not be the center of attention
The fact that there are so many of these people out there has huge implications for you and how you communicate. Do you know how to be successful with a Supportive person? If you don’t, you’re going to be ineffective dealing with the majority of people you meet.
Supportives aren’t primarily motivated by money. For them, trust is everything. They love to help and are genuine and sincere.
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