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Doc Brown Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Doc Brown is a character from Back to the Future.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
high IQ (not low IQ)96.9185.569
open to new experinces (not uncreative)95.767.678
🧠 (not 💪)94.8228.790
nerd (not jock)93.56116.994
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)93.2459.182
extraordinary (not mundane)93.11910.978
genius (not dunce)92.83411.899
curious (not apathetic)92.11213.162
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.06313.289
bookish (not sporty)91.210212.390
master (not apprentice)91.19010.789
scientific (not artistic)90.74016.3100
persistent (not quitter)90.629213.990
driven (not unambitious)90.517320.177
freelance (not corporate)90.55716.2107
interested (not bored)90.31712.1150
high-tech (not low-tech)89.96015.282
weird (not normal)89.75012.376
creative (not conventional)89.74615.675
zany (not regular)89.62516.2100
resourceful (not helpless)89.517416.375
motivated (not unmotivated)89.432415.997
important (not irrelevant)89.019513.376
fast-talking (not slow-talking)88.94814.882
intellectual (not physical)88.812020.881
expressive (not monotone)88.610415.3100
unorthodox (not traditional)88.28411.880
pro (not noob)88.222717.184
frenzied (not sleepy)88.22916.081
interesting (not tiresome)88.14715.082
mathematical (not literary)87.71917.395
🎨 (not 🏀)87.713314.6129
extreme (not moderate)87.414610.894
loyal (not traitorous)87.439316.869
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)87.34621.682
overachiever (not underachiever)87.120517.3146
freak (not normie)87.06313.7153
messy (not neat)86.96212.880
ambitious (not realistic)86.87516.1120
chaotic (not orderly)86.711916.588
quirky (not predictable)86.64117.278
rebellious (not obedient)86.623813.674
devoted (not unfaithful)86.436420.787
diligent (not lazy)86.155113.984
treasure (not trash)85.525218.485
old (not young)85.310218.283
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.321415.375
loud (not quiet)85.220715.571
scruffy (not manicured)85.29417.773
complicated (not simple)85.115320.384
conspiracist (not sheeple)85.19617.885
open-minded (not close-minded)85.07217.880
workaholic (not slacker)85.040217.990
wild (not tame)84.523319.292
twitchy (not still)84.510618.0159
go-getter (not slugabed)84.428317.488
exuberant (not subdued)84.210321.179
experimental (not reliable)84.08421.668
technophile (not luddite)83.68122.487
captain (not first-mate)82.726822.185
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)82.534122.468
indie (not pop)82.510818.882
focused on the future (not focused on the present)82.42524.580
badass (not weakass)82.451219.8155
head@clouds (not down2earth)82.312622.384
active (not slothful)82.150016.678
bold (not shy)81.971621.773
opinionated (not jealous)81.616915.593
soulful (not soulless)81.247020.082
perceptive (not unobservant)81.259223.267
vintage (not trendy)81.128521.5174
🌟 (not 💩)81.046623.473
rock (not rap)80.924118.695
heroic (not villainous)80.952219.177
impulsive (not cautious)80.525922.477
individualist (not communal)80.523826.091
hurried (not leisurely)80.26621.980
abstract (not concrete)80.26723.980
pack rat (not minimalist)80.14522.689
funny (not humorless)79.926621.795
protagonist (not antagonist)79.841822.272
expressive (not stoic)79.827623.279
night owl (not morning lark)79.728219.368
😜 (not 🤐)79.622623.979
fast (not slow)79.533021.781
anxious (not calm)79.322720.173
egalitarian (not racist)79.376320.272
specialist (not generalist)79.210324.666
one-faced (not two-faced)79.237723.0162
🧗 (not 🛌)79.235823.690
optimistic (not pessimistic)79.117623.387
deep (not shallow)78.922020.282
imaginative (not practical)78.814827.1107
analysis (not common sense)78.717125.199
atheist (not theist)78.520925.992
kind (not cruel)78.459217.072
chatty (not reserved)78.434823.183
🤠 (not 🤑)78.223324.096
emancipated (not enslaved)78.124119.280
queen (not princess)78.035623.072
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.933020.076
wise (not foolish)77.828020.187
competent (not incompetent)77.874721.277
frank (not sugarcoated)77.648520.488
reclusive (not social)77.618422.393
outsider (not insider)77.413029.569
hipster (not basic)77.39524.396
independent (not codependent)77.343725.568
😀 (not 😭)77.215222.865
opinionated (not neutral)77.282423.7138
flamboyant (not modest)77.127726.690
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.616230.6152
💃 (not 🧕)76.544521.779
blacksmith (not tailor)76.515422.162
loveable (not punchable)76.436625.093
confident (not insecure)76.354124.891
confidential (not gossiping)76.357024.098
backdoor (not official)76.223627.884
crazy (not sane)76.127423.576
fantastical (not realistic)76.120728.1164
outlaw (not sheriff)76.038123.583
deviant (not average)76.036819.897
liberal (not conservative)76.033626.466
prideful (not envious)76.033319.1184
work-first (not family-first)75.835325.194
paranoid (not naive)75.822623.495
🤔 (not 🤫)75.78329.281
masculine (not feminine)75.662820.288
logical (not emotional)75.621524.485
good-humored (not angry)75.337823.278
industrial (not domestic)75.212424.592
mischievous (not well behaved)75.255825.781
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.032619.179
obsessed (not aloof)74.735129.7106
spontaneous (not scheduled)74.636029.878
factual (not poetic)74.529927.782
disorganized (not self-disciplined)74.418124.985
works hard (not plays hard)74.358828.399
compersive (not jealous)74.218519.573
bold (not serious)73.934528.2101
enlightened (not lost)73.618925.488
self-assured (not self-conscious)73.548428.173
mysterious (not unambiguous)73.429223.785
chosen one (not everyman)73.227924.982
giving (not receiving)73.247522.490
skeptical (not spiritual)73.064129.193
pensive (not serene)72.940723.4107
🤖 (not 👻)72.917027.767
🤣 (not 😊)72.817726.588
scandalous (not proper)72.644426.763
📈 (not 📉)72.629225.674
radical (not centrist)72.625826.574
ludicrous (not sensible)72.425825.986
cheesy (not chic)72.232322.596
tall (not short)72.145921.9188
playful (not shy)72.073729.259
arcane (not mainstream)72.030932.073
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.927522.981
hoarder (not unprepared)71.828825.682
valedictorian (not drop out)71.675131.675
vibrant (not geriatric)71.664325.581
off-key (not musical)71.624624.879
🐒 (not 🐩)71.524129.182
🤺 (not 🏌)71.571426.189
generous (not stingy)71.454922.7145
forgiving (not vengeful)71.441625.487
tense (not relaxed)71.387628.970
idealist (not realist)71.330130.270
bright (not depressed)71.230525.161
demanding (not unchallenging)71.094126.0163
slovenly (not stylish)70.920028.373
spicy (not mild)70.961526.896
brave (not careful)70.859526.694
dominant (not submissive)70.878922.276
assertive (not passive)70.682826.873
accepting (not judgemental)70.634827.882
epic (not deep)70.520828.0115
🦄 (not 🐴)70.429231.379
spontaneous (not deliberate)70.430232.382
western (not eastern)69.937429.072
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)69.939929.976
love-focused (not money-focused)69.885525.665
child free (not pronatalist)69.851329.457
asexual (not sexual)69.721529.8136
decisive (not hesitant)69.479126.972
rugged (not refined)69.242624.583
multicolored (not monochrome)69.237133.274
theoretical (not empirical)69.04231.776
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.036527.456
👽 (not 🤡)69.034327.792
worldly (not innocent)68.885927.1100
not genocidal (not genocidal)68.895632.478
bossy (not meek)68.690023.269
thin (not thick)68.652527.778
edgy (not politically correct)68.557727.098
moody (not stable)68.274728.176
legit (not scrub)68.295127.890
variable (not consistent)68.120131.886
intense (not lighthearted)68.084431.394
awkward (not charming)67.927228.679
introspective (not not introspective)67.964126.884
chivalrous (not businesslike)67.938429.0134
philosophical (not real)67.814232.076
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.851828.869
varied (not repetitive)67.812727.774
folksy (not presidential)67.839627.362
punk rock (not preppy)67.845027.372
resolute (not wavering)67.775226.971
indulgent (not sober)67.556025.878
joyful (not miserable)67.533923.582
resistant (not resigned)67.484329.276
avant-garde (not classical)67.428129.169
alpha (not beta)67.483625.789
believable (not poorly-written)67.3125924.385
exhibitionist (not bashful)67.360030.9141
cocky (not timid)67.295224.884
equitable (not hypocritical)67.150225.582
secretive (not open-book)67.177228.090
whimsical (not rational)67.039231.562
anarchist (not statist)67.041531.572
🎩 (not 🧢)67.064129.277
deranged (not reasonable)66.841227.573
trusting (not charming)66.725330.577
altruistic (not selfish)66.567225.584
human (not animalistic)66.5100727.579
distant (not touchy-feely)66.560423.281
nurturing (not poisonous)66.477325.974
loose (not tight)66.429128.978
fire (not water)66.474931.1154
main character (not side character)66.365527.280
cheery (not sorrowful)66.139623.376
🐮 (not 🐷)66.132523.172
gamer (not non-gamer)66.132832.4154
existentialist (not nihilist)66.148428.566
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.052025.370
rough (not smooth)65.848123.797
feisty (not gracious)65.888924.9100
wholesome (not salacious)65.870328.791
precise (not vague)65.780932.990
😇 (not 😈)65.662027.175
gatherer (not hunter)65.549929.984
🧐 (not 😎)65.345532.780
stinky (not fresh)65.127426.972
stubborn (not accommodating)65.0106732.0143
complimentary (not insulting)64.965523.976
ADHD (not OCD)64.839732.8122
random (not pointed)64.823531.9134
winter (not summer)64.753131.174
sage (not whippersnapper)64.637529.070
warm (not cold)64.571524.286
dog person (not cat person)64.551735.6105
unpolished (not eloquent)64.339329.286
objective (not subjective)64.327729.991
🐐 (not 🦒)64.363034.172
🥾 (not 👟)64.251934.665
contrarian (not yes-man)64.274431.590
interrupting (not attentive)64.152830.1131
honorable (not cunning)64.076632.684
clumsy (not coordinated)63.937428.891
air (not earth)63.920130.5142
metrosexual (not macho)63.874023.183
chortling (not giggling)63.878128.559
long-winded (not concise)63.836831.589
grateful (not entitled)63.758528.2138
never cries (not often crying)63.775527.874
repulsive (not attractive)63.525324.378
involved (not remote)63.1106930.180
respectful (not rude)63.086225.880
chaste (not lustful)62.943227.362
pure (not debased)62.970327.591
impatient (not patient)62.987428.185
mighty (not puny)62.8106525.385
Swedish (not Italian)62.845430.263
proactive (not reactive)62.627132.664
transient (not permanent)62.332029.258
utilitarian (not decorative)62.385528.675
dorky (not cool)62.354031.187
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.276723.3113
white knight (not bad boy)62.285127.680
flexible (not rigid)62.144227.776
haunted (not blissful)62.1101728.6135
💝 (not 💔)62.064330.668
romantic (not dispassionate)61.6105429.8113
happy (not sad)61.442725.069
moist (not dry)61.450130.061
cryptic (not straightforward)61.323831.888
nonpolitical (not political)61.244730.3102
astonishing (not methodical)61.144933.581
clean (not perverted)61.0105728.2142
kinky (not vanilla)60.768030.567
studious (not goof-off)60.7113233.097
cultured (not rustic)60.789928.7103
flower child (not goth)60.695830.285
muddy (not washed)60.242725.468
factual (not exaggerating)60.170936.2142
sweet (not bitter)60.074724.671
self-destructive (not self-improving)60.072925.676
cynical (not gullible)59.899829.583
chill (not offended)59.548829.265
libertarian (not socialist)59.259332.572
feminist (not sexist)59.1116025.160
stuttering (not rhythmic)59.130328.087
gendered (not androgynous)59.0161132.768
prudish (not flirtatious)59.059528.375
poor (not rich)58.959224.764
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.921531.982
frugal (not lavish)58.882628.877
Greek (not Roman)58.832829.090
arrogant (not humble)58.788028.177
barbaric (not civilized)58.743130.681
heathen (not devout)58.758029.176
lenient (not strict)58.567129.195
English (not German)58.2157129.260
autistic (not neurotypical)58.120432.972
historical (not modern)58.166033.481
street-smart (not sheltered)58.1106330.977
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.967737.472
awkward (not suspicious)57.847332.069
bad-cook (not good-cook)57.871330.2131
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)57.860832.077
hypochondriac (not stoic)57.746429.678
armoured (not vulnerable)57.6104827.895
Russian (not French)57.645731.056
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.668027.775
comedic (not dramatic)57.643431.6169
ranged (not melee)57.477429.365
open (not guarded)57.332931.273
democratic (not authoritarian)57.391531.686
suspicious (not trusting)57.291432.665
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.1104830.071
😬 (not 😏)57.155831.283
hedonist (not monastic)57.081329.673
jaded (not innocent)56.9116626.581
circular (not linear)56.860531.471
wooden (not plastic)56.8128029.7120
high standards (not desperate)56.8104631.4171
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)56.747427.880
glad (not mad)56.766330.481
🥴 (not 🥳)56.689732.386
juvenile (not mature)56.572731.485
🐘 (not 🐀)56.275330.860
lover (not fighter)56.281429.8123
oxymoron (not tautology)56.187528.269
private (not gregarious)56.0111732.365
Pepsi (not Coke)56.050335.9138
sunny (not gloomy)55.971828.282
soft (not hard)55.875127.590
machiavellian (not transparent)55.579630.3109
urban (not rural)55.4128429.171
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.4129927.772
creepy (not disarming)55.241727.087
vegan (not cannibal)55.293628.065
psychopath (not empath)55.261428.0134
extravagant (not thrifty)55.279435.6130
introvert (not extrovert)55.169632.480
privileged (not oppressed)55.1120028.773
reassuring (not fearmongering)55.0106032.492
tasteful (not lewd)54.9122529.874
genuine (not sarcastic)54.892232.079
pacifist (not ferocious)54.764930.063
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)54.685435.0104
fortunate (not unlucky)54.575329.869
🎃 (not 💀)54.580335.5119
emotional (not unemotional)54.5135530.875
angelic (not demonic)54.4106726.084
competitive (not cooperative)54.3114534.068
unfixable (not fixable)54.260031.084
🥶 (not 🥵)54.266529.8110
crafty (not scholarly)54.0111034.495
profound (not ironic)54.080731.5134
hard-work (not natural-talent)54.0120532.6162
efficient (not overprepared)53.9143731.080
trolling (not triggered)53.946928.988
tardy (not on-time)53.958434.5147
playful (not serious)53.672527.587
indiscreet (not tactful)53.554329.091
literal (not metaphorical)53.3122032.097
demure (not vain)53.387027.171
disreputable (not prestigious)52.862830.583
alert (not oblivious)52.7128732.488
🙃 (not 🥰)52.584033.883
direct (not roundabout)52.4140833.675
doer (not thinker)52.4130233.5165
reasoned (not instinctual)51.877433.475
orange (not purple)51.794232.772
unassuming (not pretentious)51.779830.870
intimate (not formal)51.798429.793
flimsy (not sturdy)51.754029.170
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.590632.866
🦇 (not 🐿)51.479232.272
always down (not picky)51.471831.692
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.389428.858
soft (not hard)51.288027.672
straight (not queer)51.2152034.182
penny-pincher (not overspender)51.2109930.571
flourishing (not traumatized)51.159129.672
ugly (not beautiful)50.138426.480
healthy (not sickly)50.2150026.779
warm (not quarrelsome)50.792428.082
impartial (not biased)50.739329.568
builder (not explorer)50.394634.790

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

Similar characters

The similarity between two characters can be calculated by taking the correlation between the lists of their traits. This produces a value from +1 to -1. With +1 implying that every trait one character is high on the other one is high on too, to an equal degree. And, -1 implying that if a character is high on specific trait, the other one is low on it. The 10 most and least similar characters to Doc Brown based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Hange Zoe (0.804)
  2. Rintarou Okabe (0.767)
  3. Jack Hodgins (0.766)
  4. Fox Mulder (0.763)
  5. Jo March (0.757)
  6. Abby Sciuto (0.751)
  7. Ed (0.675)
  8. Floki (0.675)
  9. Nymphadora Tonks (0.669)
  10. Dr. Jumba Jookiba (0.662)
  1. Linda Montag (-0.477)
  2. Matt Donovan (-0.412)
  3. Petunia Dursley (-0.387)
  4. India Wilkes (-0.385)
  5. Ashley Wilkes (-0.377)
  6. Sam Healy (-0.376)
  7. James Taggart (-0.37)
  8. Mark Brendanawicz (-0.365)
  9. Niko Polastri (-0.351)
  10. Cornelius Fudge (-0.337)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Doc Brown to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Doc Brown is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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