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Doc Brown Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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)96.8205.568
open to new experinces (not uncreative)95.687.774
🧠 (not 💪)94.7258.888
nerd (not jock)93.55917.190
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)93.1489.279
extraordinary (not mundane)92.82111.173
genius (not dunce)92.73811.898
curious (not apathetic)92.11213.261
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.96513.388
bookish (not sporty)91.010512.587
master (not apprentice)91.08810.783
persistent (not quitter)91.026113.688
interested (not bored)90.61310.6144
driven (not unambitious)90.417320.276
scientific (not artistic)90.24216.890
high-tech (not low-tech)89.86015.281
weird (not normal)89.64912.375
creative (not conventional)89.54715.773
freelance (not corporate)89.56317.289
zany (not regular)89.42816.398
motivated (not unmotivated)89.431315.995
resourceful (not helpless)89.119316.572
fast-talking (not slow-talking)88.94514.977
expressive (not monotone)88.89215.496
important (not irrelevant)88.620413.572
intellectual (not physical)88.413321.376
frenzied (not sleepy)88.22816.081
unorthodox (not traditional)88.18512.076
pro (not noob)88.122917.183
interesting (not tiresome)88.05615.179
🎨 (not 🏀)87.713414.7128
mathematical (not literary)87.52117.780
overachiever (not underachiever)87.319317.2142
ambitious (not realistic)87.16416.2116
extreme (not moderate)87.115610.891
loyal (not traitorous)87.040616.967
freak (not normie)86.96213.7151
messy (not neat)86.85712.978
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)86.85122.177
diligent (not lazy)86.651013.082
quirky (not predictable)86.64017.278
chaotic (not orderly)86.612016.885
conspiracist (not sheeple)86.46715.880
rebellious (not obedient)86.324213.672
devoted (not unfaithful)85.938421.182
loud (not quiet)85.420115.670
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.222115.474
wild (not tame)85.220619.388
old (not young)85.110318.480
treasure (not trash)85.126318.781
open-minded (not close-minded)85.06917.979
workaholic (not slacker)85.040319.074
complicated (not simple)84.816320.780
twitchy (not still)84.510518.1155
scruffy (not manicured)84.39818.068
exuberant (not subdued)84.210321.179
go-getter (not slugabed)83.730217.881
experimental (not reliable)83.78821.965
focused on the future (not focused on the present)83.32124.178
head@clouds (not down2earth)83.010921.583
badass (not weakass)82.351720.0152
indie (not pop)82.311018.881
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)82.333523.261
technophile (not luddite)82.28723.774
perceptive (not unobservant)82.053721.964
bold (not shy)81.970221.773
soulful (not soulless)81.743420.179
opinionated (not jealous)81.716715.691
impulsive (not cautious)81.723221.174
vintage (not trendy)81.227121.6172
captain (not first-mate)81.130123.075
🌟 (not 💩)81.044623.473
rock (not rap)81.023218.794
active (not slothful)80.856016.969
pack rat (not minimalist)80.84021.184
heroic (not villainous)80.353219.373
abstract (not concrete)80.27024.179
egalitarian (not racist)80.171019.165
funny (not humorless)79.925622.093
individualist (not communal)79.825426.487
expressive (not stoic)79.727023.378
night owl (not morning lark)79.728219.567
hurried (not leisurely)79.57022.375
specialist (not generalist)79.59624.863
protagonist (not antagonist)79.542422.271
atheist (not theist)79.418124.875
anxious (not calm)79.322120.471
one-faced (not two-faced)79.236823.0162
fast (not slow)79.035322.177
optimistic (not pessimistic)79.017023.486
🧗 (not 🛌)79.035523.789
analysis (not common sense)78.716725.398
competent (not incompetent)78.669320.874
kind (not cruel)78.556617.171
imaginative (not practical)78.515027.3105
frank (not sugarcoated)78.541118.986
🤠 (not 🤑)78.421723.492
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.328918.270
deep (not shallow)78.223720.577
wise (not foolish)77.827320.187
chatty (not reserved)77.835223.380
😜 (not 🤐)77.825924.472
emancipated (not enslaved)77.726719.576
queen (not princess)77.737423.171
hipster (not basic)77.49424.892
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)77.213830.2147
independent (not codependent)77.243425.767
reclusive (not social)77.118822.490
outlaw (not sheriff)77.034222.481
opinionated (not neutral)77.081723.8136
😀 (not 😭)76.816023.162
flamboyant (not modest)76.628626.987
factual (not poetic)76.624225.178
outsider (not insider)76.514829.966
blacksmith (not tailor)76.415122.659
crazy (not sane)76.426523.774
💃 (not 🧕)76.443522.076
confidential (not gossiping)76.255124.197
confident (not insecure)76.253925.189
prideful (not envious)76.032719.3180
fantastical (not realistic)75.921028.2162
loveable (not punchable)75.936925.389
masculine (not feminine)75.860820.085
spontaneous (not scheduled)75.833529.276
good-humored (not angry)75.835523.276
deviant (not average)75.837119.896
mischievous (not well behaved)75.753024.979
liberal (not conservative)75.634326.664
backdoor (not official)75.624228.280
work-first (not family-first)75.635625.392
obsessed (not aloof)75.430929.497
paranoid (not naive)75.322923.692
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.131518.675
🤔 (not 🤫)75.18929.379
logical (not emotional)74.822624.482
works hard (not plays hard)74.657227.894
industrial (not domestic)74.613224.590
mysterious (not unambiguous)74.228023.283
disorganized (not self-disciplined)74.018325.180
bold (not serious)73.934028.2101
compersive (not jealous)73.918219.472
self-assured (not self-conscious)73.547928.173
enlightened (not lost)73.418925.885
chosen one (not everyman)73.428224.680
pensive (not serene)73.336923.3105
radical (not centrist)73.222726.273
giving (not receiving)73.146822.589
🤖 (not 👻)72.816927.966
📈 (not 📉)72.827625.760
skeptical (not spiritual)72.763729.292
scandalous (not proper)72.742726.962
🤣 (not 😊)72.617626.687
🐒 (not 🐩)72.620728.680
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.424923.070
ludicrous (not sensible)72.425326.083
tall (not short)72.145422.5161
arcane (not mainstream)72.030032.073
hoarder (not unprepared)71.927425.775
cheesy (not chic)71.932922.694
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.831828.872
generous (not stingy)71.453322.7145
idealist (not realist)71.428830.568
accepting (not judgemental)71.133027.878
forgiving (not vengeful)71.040725.585
valedictorian (not drop out)71.074932.172
🦄 (not 🐴)71.027930.577
off-key (not musical)71.025325.076
demanding (not unchallenging)71.092326.0163
slovenly (not stylish)70.919228.771
tense (not relaxed)70.887729.168
brave (not careful)70.857226.694
spicy (not mild)70.860526.995
vibrant (not geriatric)70.865924.970
playful (not shy)70.678829.655
child free (not pronatalist)70.448229.256
dominant (not submissive)70.479022.175
spontaneous (not deliberate)70.429032.479
🤺 (not 🏌)70.374726.683
bright (not depressed)70.233225.357
existentialist (not nihilist)70.223626.457
worldly (not innocent)70.179125.998
asexual (not sexual)69.920829.4134
epic (not deep)69.922028.3111
decisive (not hesitant)69.876026.971
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.732727.255
assertive (not passive)69.586427.169
multicolored (not monochrome)69.435633.373
legit (not scrub)69.386927.687
edgy (not politically correct)69.253826.496
love-focused (not money-focused)69.283925.763
chortling (not giggling)68.852825.445
rugged (not refined)68.742324.979
moody (not stable)68.772027.774
👽 (not 🤡)68.734828.084
theoretical (not empirical)68.64431.775
bossy (not meek)68.489423.565
introspective (not not introspective)68.460227.472
folksy (not presidential)68.436827.161
varied (not repetitive)68.312027.673
western (not eastern)68.341130.162
whimsical (not rational)68.036930.861
dramatic (not no-nonsense)68.049028.968
thin (not thick)67.953028.075
intense (not lighthearted)67.783831.190
punk rock (not preppy)67.744127.770
awkward (not charming)67.626829.074
variable (not consistent)67.521432.084
human (not animalistic)67.494127.377
chivalrous (not businesslike)67.439029.1131
not genocidal (not genocidal)67.396032.674
indulgent (not sober)67.255125.877
philosophical (not real)67.114632.274
equitable (not hypocritical)67.149025.781
exhibitionist (not bashful)67.160230.9140
altruistic (not selfish)67.063825.579
alpha (not beta)67.082925.688
avant-garde (not classical)67.029229.168
joyful (not miserable)67.034623.379
loose (not tight)67.026429.076
cocky (not timid)66.992725.082
🎩 (not 🧢)66.962329.469
deranged (not reasonable)66.840327.271
distant (not touchy-feely)66.857723.279
believable (not poorly-written)66.7124324.681
trusting (not charming)66.426430.675
secretive (not open-book)66.477628.386
cheery (not sorrowful)66.338923.475
anarchist (not statist)66.340932.759
wholesome (not salacious)66.366228.590
😇 (not 😈)66.258526.773
fire (not water)66.275131.2152
resolute (not wavering)66.180327.565
gamer (not non-gamer)66.131432.1151
Swedish (not Italian)66.135427.852
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.050425.370
rough (not smooth)65.946223.394
nurturing (not poisonous)65.876325.972
stubborn (not accommodating)65.7102331.5141
feisty (not gracious)65.687424.999
gatherer (not hunter)65.549129.882
complimentary (not insulting)65.462623.775
precise (not vague)65.381133.087
resistant (not resigned)65.295029.469
winter (not summer)65.251531.571
warm (not cold)65.067624.579
stinky (not fresh)64.727727.468
ADHD (not OCD)64.737833.1120
random (not pointed)64.722531.9133
🐮 (not 🐷)64.640323.158
honorable (not cunning)64.671632.383
sage (not whippersnapper)64.636029.269
dog person (not cat person)64.551135.5103
unpolished (not eloquent)64.337729.584
grateful (not entitled)64.354727.8135
🧐 (not 😎)64.248132.877
contrarian (not yes-man)64.269831.585
interrupting (not attentive)64.151830.1131
long-winded (not concise)64.035831.287
chaste (not lustful)63.739127.359
mighty (not puny)63.7100423.768
🥾 (not 👟)63.652034.664
air (not earth)63.519630.5140
utilitarian (not decorative)63.478328.366
never cries (not often crying)63.475128.271
transient (not permanent)63.328329.455
repulsive (not attractive)63.225024.276
metrosexual (not macho)63.175723.373
respectful (not rude)63.083125.880
involved (not remote)62.9105230.777
impatient (not patient)62.984728.185
objective (not subjective)62.932231.073
clumsy (not coordinated)62.638729.185
pure (not debased)62.568927.888
flexible (not rigid)62.540927.875
🐐 (not 🦒)62.571234.667
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.573523.2110
astonishing (not methodical)62.439033.079
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')62.311630.767
💝 (not 💔)62.260729.962
white knight (not bad boy)62.282327.680
dorky (not cool)62.153531.585
happy (not sad)61.840124.167
haunted (not blissful)61.5100428.4133
moist (not dry)61.447730.061
proactive (not reactive)61.431032.463
studious (not goof-off)61.3108333.093
flower child (not goth)61.391829.482
romantic (not dispassionate)60.8105430.1108
clean (not perverted)60.7103828.3138
cultured (not rustic)60.788828.4101
gendered (not androgynous)60.6152632.860
nonpolitical (not political)60.546330.397
sweet (not bitter)60.570524.769
factual (not exaggerating)60.566836.1141
self-destructive (not self-improving)60.471125.575
cryptic (not straightforward)60.026232.581
muddy (not washed)60.042725.766
frugal (not lavish)59.876229.074
barbaric (not civilized)59.740129.678
chill (not offended)59.547729.265
kinky (not vanilla)59.470630.564
prudish (not flirtatious)59.457228.374
heathen (not devout)59.353828.963
poor (not rich)59.355224.862
Greek (not Roman)59.331429.279
cynical (not gullible)59.399029.879
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)59.260437.666
highbrow (not lowbrow)58.994929.657
English (not German)58.9149428.959
arrogant (not humble)58.586028.276
awkward (not suspicious)58.544731.868
feminist (not sexist)58.4115124.759
hedonist (not monastic)58.372529.954
😬 (not 😏)58.250230.881
lenient (not strict)58.165629.291
libertarian (not socialist)58.166732.466
suspicious (not trusting)58.087732.158
street-smart (not sheltered)57.9103731.169
democratic (not authoritarian)57.886031.384
armoured (not vulnerable)57.8101527.994
stuttering (not rhythmic)57.832228.083
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)57.858932.077
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.765727.773
open (not guarded)57.631031.271
historical (not modern)57.665433.380
hypochondriac (not stoic)57.647428.968
circular (not linear)57.556231.167
comedic (not dramatic)57.541931.7164
oxymoron (not tautology)57.478227.961
bad-cook (not good-cook)57.372030.1129
jaded (not innocent)57.3112926.579
autistic (not neurotypical)57.020633.169
high standards (not desperate)56.9101731.1169
juvenile (not mature)56.869731.281
Russian (not French)56.847831.154
wooden (not plastic)56.8123129.7117
machiavellian (not transparent)56.876429.687
lover (not fighter)56.577430.0120
sunny (not gloomy)56.368928.181
glad (not mad)56.265130.380
🐘 (not 🐀)56.273230.860
soft (not hard)56.171327.588
🥴 (not 🥳)56.188332.584
private (not gregarious)56.0108432.365
vegan (not cannibal)56.088328.063
pacifist (not ferocious)55.960229.861
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)55.847727.778
Pepsi (not Coke)55.849236.0137
privileged (not oppressed)55.3116628.771
ranged (not melee)55.390730.055
creepy (not disarming)55.240227.384
introvert (not extrovert)55.167232.480
psychopath (not empath)55.160428.0133
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)55.081334.9102
tasteful (not lewd)54.9119230.070
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.8129127.471
reassuring (not fearmongering)54.7103632.491
extravagant (not thrifty)54.679535.6125
fortunate (not unlucky)54.573229.869
🎃 (not 💀)54.578435.5119
efficient (not overprepared)54.3138030.979
profound (not ironic)54.377031.5133
playful (not serious)54.068627.284
angelic (not demonic)54.0104626.282
crafty (not scholarly)54.0107234.183
urban (not rural)54.0129629.066
flourishing (not traumatized)54.048728.965
competitive (not cooperative)53.9113134.366
genuine (not sarcastic)53.891831.877
hard-work (not natural-talent)53.8118132.7161
literal (not metaphorical)53.7117032.784
trolling (not triggered)53.746029.478
tardy (not on-time)53.757434.5146
🥶 (not 🥵)53.666729.7108
🙃 (not 🥰)53.579033.581
disreputable (not prestigious)53.259730.781
indiscreet (not tactful)53.252128.585
demure (not vain)53.085527.660
emotional (not unemotional)53.0133830.971
orange (not purple)52.587932.870
alert (not oblivious)52.3125932.686
doer (not thinker)52.2126433.5163
intimate (not formal)52.094730.188
unfixable (not fixable)52.065130.679
penny-pincher (not overspender)51.9104930.368
🦇 (not 🐿)51.876732.371
unassuming (not pretentious)51.576030.968
always down (not picky)51.570431.789
impartial (not biased)51.436729.267
straight (not queer)51.4147933.980
reasoned (not instinctual)51.377233.569
soft (not hard)51.284627.672
cosmopolitan (not provincial)51.1102329.045
flimsy (not sturdy)51.154929.368
warm (not quarrelsome)50.988428.181
roundabout (not direct)50.152533.472
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)50.890532.763
healthy (not sickly)50.7144326.575
builder (not explorer)50.491234.685
ugly (not beautiful)50.436326.677

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 (0.775)
  2. Jack Hodgins (0.765)
  3. Fox Mulder (0.763)
  4. Jo March (0.759)
  5. Abby Sciuto (0.752)
  6. Rintarou Okabe (0.748)
  7. Ed (0.677)
  8. Floki (0.674)
  9. Nymphadora Tonks (0.672)
  10. Dr. Jumba Jookiba (0.666)
  1. Matt Donovan (-0.412)
  2. Petunia Dursley (-0.385)
  3. Ashley Wilkes (-0.379)
  4. India Wilkes (-0.377)
  5. Sam Healy (-0.373)
  6. James Taggart (-0.373)
  7. Mark Brendanawicz (-0.362)
  8. Niko Polastri (-0.344)
  9. Cornelius Fudge (-0.333)
  10. Betty Draper (-0.331)

Personality types

Personality types according to various systems can be derived from the character's traits. Profiles for a personality type were computed by averaging together all responses from people who took the test and reported a given personality type and then this composite was matched to each of those profiles as if it was its own character (as was done above). Listed closest to worst match.



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