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Table 2 Descriptive and demographic results

From: Examining the association of career stage and medical specialty with personality preferences – a cross-sectional survey of junior doctors and attending physicians from various specialties

  Junior Doctorsa Attending physicians
(n = 39) Overall (n = 59) Non-surgicalb (n = 23) Surgical (n = 18) EM (n = 18)
mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD)
Gender
 M (%) 25 (64.1) 45 (76.3) 16 (69.6) 15 (83.3) 14 (77.8)
 F (%) 14 (35.9) 14 (23.7) 7 (30.4) 3 (16.7) 4 (22.2)
 Age (yrs) 27.6 (1.77) 41.6 (6.4) 44.0 (6.92) 40.6 (5.09) 39.6 (6.20)
 Seniority (yrs) NA 9.92 (5.71) 11.6 (6.47) 8.78 (4.26) 8.89 (5.70)
MBTI results
 Extrovert 9.90 (6.91) 9.31 (5.95) 8.35 (6.24) 10.22 (6.23) 9.61 (5.44)
 Introvert 11.0 (6.94) 11.7 (5.95) 12.65 (6.24) 10.78 (6.23) 11.39 (5.44)
 Sensing 14.5 (4.96) 16.7 (4.99) 17 (4.83) 17.44 (5.14) 15.61 (5.14)
 Intuition 11.5 (4.96) 9.24 (4.95) 8.91 (4.79) 8.56 (5.14) 10.33 (5.08)
 Thinking 12.2 (5.41) 14.8 (5.47) 13.61 (5.85) 15.94 (4.87) 15.28 (5.51)
 Feeling 11.8 (5.41) 9.15 (5.47) 10.39 (5.85) 8.06 (4.87) 8.67 (5.52)
 Judging 12.3 (6.94) 15.5 (6.27) 16.87 (6.70) 14.28 (6.09) 15.11 (5.89)
 Perceiving 9.67 (6.94) 6.46 (6.27) 5.13 (6.70) 7.72 (6.09) 6.89 (5.89)
Dichotomy
 I (I, %) 22 (56.4) 32 (54.2) 14 (60.9) 7 (38.9) 11 (61.1)
 II (S, %) 23 (59.0) 44 (74.6) 18 (78.3) 15 (83.3) 11 (61.1)
 III (T, %) 22 (56.4) 36 (61.0) 12 (52.2) 14 (77.8) 10 (55.6)
 IV (J, %) 20 (51.3) 42 (71.2) 18 (78.3) 12 (66.7) 12 (66.7)
  1. aPGY1–3
  2. bEM physician was not included in non-surgical physicians
  3. Abbreviation: EM Emergency medicine, NA Non-accessible