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David Phillips Descriptive Personality Statistics

David Phillips is a character from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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
specialist (not generalist)85.91320.317
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)84.46915.836
nerd (not jock)83.924116.132
white knight (not bad boy)82.415715.318
bashful (not exhibitionist)81.5714.012
bookish (not sporty)81.335222.243
reasonable (not deranged)80.217817.935
sensible (not ludicrous)80.015117.125
scholarly (not crafty)79.97418.430
scientific (not artistic)79.821514.538
tame (not wild)79.56615.028
🧠 (not 💪)79.339319.147
valedictorian (not drop out)78.444521.628
kind (not cruel)78.250420.720
basic (not hipster)78.216921.330
🧐 (not 😎)78.29523.048
civilized (not barbaric)78.140522.432
mild (not spicy)78.07914.330
OCD (not ADHD)77.921915.714
intellectual (not physical)77.540721.337
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.150823.838
fixable (not unfixable)77.07616.625
trusting (not charming)76.04715.222
English (not German)76.047421.028
dorky (not cool)75.618024.232
works hard (not plays hard)75.546726.522
asexual (not sexual)75.410820.219
🤔 (not 🤫)75.46419.220
skeptical (not spiritual)75.247219.444
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.242726.022
overachiever (not underachiever)75.263210.918
rock (not rap)75.153918.413
methodical (not astonishing)75.023624.747
loyal (not traitorous)74.883221.729
high IQ (not low IQ)74.781417.329
politically correct (not edgy)74.614323.733
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.655424.822
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)74.413221.832
motivated (not unmotivated)74.4102027.514
prudish (not flirtatious)74.414317.725
human (not animalistic)74.358620.334
average (not deviant)74.16419.828
devoted (not unfaithful)74.188517.716
introvert (not extrovert)73.818021.732
vanilla (not kinky)73.721127.829
workaholic (not slacker)73.781121.646
quiet (not loud)73.524619.434
precise (not vague)73.542422.935
egalitarian (not racist)73.291821.933
sheriff (not outlaw)73.131725.430
scheduled (not spontaneous)73.046124.643
proper (not scandalous)73.030526.733
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.050319.335
cheesy (not chic)72.926115.515
tailor (not blacksmith)72.935725.322
self-disciplined (not disorganized)72.773422.435
deep (not shallow)72.639319.926
studious (not goof-off)72.566820.338
logical (not emotional)72.423017.534
healthy (not sickly)72.261713.730
French (not Russian)72.222423.316
first-mate (not captain)72.136620.523
permanent (not transient)71.721522.428
awkward (not suspicious)71.617523.728
awkward (not charming)71.618823.531
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)71.57613.529
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.551517.616
perceptive (not unobservant)71.489324.936
neat (not messy)71.357021.446
consistent (not variable)71.335224.743
forgiving (not vengeful)71.233523.829
introspective (not not introspective)71.238522.532
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.129125.827
chaste (not lustful)71.014916.721
heroic (not villainous)70.877420.724
earth (not air)70.836330.514
good-humored (not angry)70.843621.031
reclusive (not social)70.628318.522
monastic (not hedonist)70.68216.314
🎨 (not 🏀)70.660726.321
pure (not debased)70.538320.924
washed (not muddy)70.149220.714
submissive (not dominant)69.921927.427
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)69.924120.727
cautious (not impulsive)69.835129.426
analysis (not common sense)69.834521.121
😇 (not 😈)69.741423.638
reasoned (not instinctual)69.719922.329
diligent (not lazy)69.6115823.341
clean (not perverted)69.665022.416
persistent (not quitter)69.5131021.431
tactful (not indiscreet)69.543622.326
🥶 (not 🥵)69.517725.721
low self esteem (not narcissistic)69.218820.344
competent (not incompetent)68.896829.323
beta (not alpha)68.827823.434
meek (not bossy)68.718223.926
love-focused (not money-focused)68.773427.29
rational (not whimsical)68.649820.626
factual (not exaggerating)68.539525.517
thinker (not doer)68.515224.726
everyman (not chosen one)68.523421.815
respectful (not rude)68.457326.833
altruistic (not selfish)68.351425.430
subdued (not exuberant)68.316924.731
enlightened (not lost)68.027119.220
slovenly (not stylish)67.722521.725
literal (not metaphorical)67.641227.344
driven (not unambitious)67.6120517.521
repetitive (not varied)67.534319.640
one-faced (not two-faced)67.571531.514
technophile (not luddite)67.329821.521
prestigious (not disreputable)67.359120.626
mundane (not extraordinary)67.114322.431
classical (not avant-garde)67.141521.922
obedient (not rebellious)67.030827.030
careful (not brave)66.920421.929
treasure (not trash)66.9102021.936
realistic (not fantastical)66.853622.720
honorable (not cunning)66.755923.542
serious (not bold)66.631528.138
well behaved (not mischievous)66.636025.426
impartial (not biased)66.64129.431
shy (not playful)66.513922.528
nurturing (not poisonous)66.565121.731
straight (not queer)66.394628.133
thrifty (not extravagant)66.340029.713
flower child (not goth)66.363726.524
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.249129.244
😊 (not 🤣)66.257025.138
cooperative (not competitive)65.929228.929
statist (not anarchist)65.938828.827
vintage (not trendy)65.879019.116
gatherer (not hunter)65.544025.436
high-tech (not low-tech)65.344827.229
resourceful (not helpless)65.3111622.034
Swedish (not Italian)65.330324.029
water (not fire)65.330632.416
unchallenging (not demanding)65.313028.121
refined (not rugged)65.261625.531
moderate (not extreme)65.224525.439
gendered (not androgynous)65.2122126.625
😬 (not 😏)65.127128.520
genius (not dunce)65.079721.733
private (not gregarious)65.065519.326
concrete (not abstract)65.050926.127
reliable (not experimental)65.053730.927
sane (not crazy)64.843023.924
tense (not relaxed)64.7102019.827
soulful (not soulless)64.799326.428
believable (not poorly-written)64.7119418.035
atheist (not theist)64.459623.422
preppy (not punk rock)64.469221.133
complimentary (not insulting)64.457123.128
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)64.332924.410
objective (not subjective)64.224128.821
giving (not receiving)64.270126.919
legit (not scrub)64.196019.819
factual (not poetic)64.155223.727
chortling (not giggling)64.166527.638
puny (not mighty)64.019722.537
sheltered (not street-smart)63.833827.039
patriotic (not unpatriotic)63.877521.130
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.767329.416
angelic (not demonic)63.665020.524
open-minded (not close-minded)63.664922.523
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.639025.537
pacifist (not ferocious)63.533728.922
practical (not imaginative)63.573623.337
privileged (not oppressed)63.484722.230
frank (not sugarcoated)63.496224.114
masculine (not feminine)63.380229.030
🐿 (not 🦇)63.361927.538
orderly (not chaotic)63.262325.429
formal (not intimate)63.249723.124
confidential (not gossiping)63.188625.832
wholesome (not salacious)63.167525.527
empath (not psychopath)63.079327.420
modest (not flamboyant)62.961328.037
monochrome (not multicolored)62.948033.533
metrosexual (not macho)62.966323.235
gamer (not non-gamer)62.933635.614
wooden (not plastic)62.982228.912
curious (not apathetic)62.886028.328
sensitive (not thick-skinned)62.845622.724
existentialist (not nihilist)62.758824.432
feminist (not sexist)62.789028.422
🤖 (not 👻)62.739128.338
princess (not queen)62.733628.315
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.622726.329
🎃 (not 💀)62.642630.816
generous (not stingy)62.673022.618
apprentice (not master)62.534231.922
🙃 (not 🥰)62.545327.536
sober (not indulgent)62.441426.032
democratic (not authoritarian)62.458225.625
🤠 (not 🤑)62.471423.631
protagonist (not antagonist)62.496126.516
bright (not depressed)62.350625.230
🥾 (not 👟)62.248130.833
sage (not whippersnapper)62.139328.929
anxious (not calm)62.068928.136
realist (not idealist)62.054525.127
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.075922.126
cat person (not dog person)62.049134.014
gracious (not feisty)61.922922.737
on-time (not tardy)61.989031.819
smooth (not rough)61.851525.921
simple (not complicated)61.822724.930
utilitarian (not decorative)61.874420.532
tight (not loose)61.785123.327
glad (not mad)61.642224.931
loveable (not punchable)61.678827.134
corporate (not freelance)61.643827.431
monotone (not expressive)61.631727.425
🐀 (not 🐘)61.540422.831
demure (not vain)61.448324.037
resolute (not wavering)61.491729.125
transparent (not machiavellian)61.350223.720
orange (not purple)61.242623.831
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.255524.132
compersive (not jealous)61.149428.729
work-first (not family-first)61.161624.428
devout (not heathen)61.058421.825
traditional (not unorthodox)61.049122.326
cringeworthy (not inspiring)60.943925.025
equitable (not hypocritical)60.962122.824
efficient (not overprepared)60.790229.330
long-winded (not concise)60.741432.611
penny-pincher (not overspender)60.664426.025
distant (not touchy-feely)60.666427.412
weakass (not badass)60.525518.016
tasteful (not lewd)60.485728.736
theoretical (not empirical)60.416628.335
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.461830.026
claustrophobic (not spelunker)60.427226.728
normie (not freak)60.447231.520
passive (not assertive)60.324826.329
vegan (not cannibal)60.361922.530
triggered (not trolling)60.283523.040
official (not backdoor)60.149933.024
dry (not moist)60.151027.033
mathematical (not literary)60.037931.623
straightforward (not cryptic)59.993531.837
🐐 (not 🦒)59.875327.028
lover (not fighter)59.859128.315
🛌 (not 🧗)59.735627.929
🧕 (not 💃)59.627925.028
centrist (not radical)59.637225.417
eloquent (not unpolished)59.586527.229
funny (not humorless)59.478122.242
minimalist (not pack rat)59.459923.419
scruffy (not manicured)59.347924.326
insider (not outsider)59.244224.228
serious (not playful)59.185422.618
interested (not bored)59.1103730.316
opinionated (not jealous)59.1111428.916
predictable (not quirky)59.050229.222
shy (not bold)58.915927.824
rigid (not flexible)58.870221.937
🏌 (not 🤺)58.820930.136
ranged (not melee)58.857825.228
desperate (not high standards)58.840124.016
child free (not pronatalist)58.787928.126
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.654721.230
alert (not oblivious)58.694525.735
frugal (not lavish)58.570423.326
🐴 (not 🦄)58.574727.632
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.527526.730
sweet (not bitter)58.467122.630
hurried (not leisurely)58.372526.535
ugly (not beautiful)58.223124.131
haunted (not blissful)58.298623.220
obsessed (not aloof)58.094919.025
comedic (not dramatic)58.035427.916
🐮 (not 🐷)57.576124.520
unlucky (not fortunate)57.367626.039
insecure (not confident)57.334526.630
😀 (not 😭)57.361323.232
deep (not epic)57.352724.112
realistic (not ambitious)57.341523.413
conventional (not creative)57.258030.532
regular (not zany)57.248128.135
🐩 (not 🐒)57.270430.123
cultured (not rustic)57.288325.213
uncreative (not open to new experinces)57.130027.337
communal (not individualist)57.139329.331
down2earth (not head@clouds)57.076732.544
📈 (not 📉)57.097625.026
linear (not circular)57.057924.817
folksy (not presidential)57.058624.931
gloomy (not sunny)56.979825.635
grateful (not entitled)56.967531.919
businesslike (not chivalrous)56.870026.212
guarded (not open)56.7114528.833
strict (not lenient)56.679122.326
uninspiring (not charismatic)56.621922.831
soft (not hard)56.661326.820
geriatric (not vibrant)56.631422.229
timid (not cocky)56.630627.118
emancipated (not enslaved)56.5106526.532
conservative (not liberal)56.445027.228
hypochondriac (not stoic)56.446633.015
romantic (not dispassionate)56.3107828.936
tall (not short)56.186024.840
off-key (not musical)56.175824.932
vulnerable (not armoured)56.046224.931
mature (not juvenile)56.084728.839
prideful (not envious)56.0126920.813
secretive (not open-book)55.997125.331
active (not slothful)55.8135623.625
night owl (not morning lark)55.892328.425
conspiracist (not sheeple)55.8102222.017
soft (not hard)55.763921.527
disarming (not creepy)55.7112726.433
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.635030.031
slow (not fast)55.531620.428
👽 (not 🤡)55.578027.528
proactive (not reactive)55.549428.713
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.460527.531
go-getter (not slugabed)55.4139220.020
weird (not normal)55.191934.522
highbrow (not lowbrow)55.198633.020
domestic (not industrial)55.162330.025
🥴 (not 🥳)55.181127.820
Coke (not Pepsi)55.164832.318
twitchy (not still)55.192027.019
stable (not moody)55.041327.127
innocent (not jaded)55.042821.38
urban (not rural)54.9110731.723
genuine (not sarcastic)54.876326.636
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.873926.522
fresh (not stinky)54.8109723.829
summer (not winter)54.676729.719
reserved (not chatty)54.476128.125
profound (not ironic)54.366328.119
libertarian (not socialist)54.285021.922
interesting (not tiresome)54.2119625.622
picky (not always down)54.289623.39
warm (not quarrelsome)54.166727.833
thin (not thick)54.094027.134
💩 (not 🌟)54.036328.216
attentive (not interrupting)54.078729.716
Greek (not Roman)53.953029.918
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.770723.828
hoarder (not unprepared)53.697922.929
warm (not cold)53.486525.927
opinionated (not neutral)53.4147330.117
miserable (not joyful)53.395524.430
indie (not pop)53.3104030.821
worldly (not innocent)53.2115028.831
irrelevant (not important)53.221323.731
paranoid (not naive)52.9102623.425
builder (not explorer)52.874629.241
judgemental (not accepting)52.783726.826
codependent (not independent)52.753829.341
pensive (not serene)52.7138028.315
pro (not noob)52.6123627.927
good-cook (not bad-cook)52.674728.111
stubborn (not accommodating)52.6126128.819
cheery (not sorrowful)52.463027.432
repulsive (not attractive)52.437719.734
reassuring (not fearmongering)52.395326.614
arrogant (not humble)52.291723.816
political (not nonpolitical)52.293924.220
autistic (not neurotypical)52.225123.531
rich (not poor)52.198915.529
unassuming (not pretentious)52.164329.327
🤐 (not 😜)52.184428.727
traumatized (not flourishing)52.1110127.920
old (not young)52.062126.435
unemotional (not emotional)52.043627.714
clumsy (not coordinated)51.951731.123
real (not philosophical)51.9114927.838
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)51.995833.121
chill (not offended)51.963623.832
lighthearted (not intense)51.949429.539
stoic (not expressive)51.865224.634
roundabout (not direct)51.842223.224
oxymoron (not tautology)51.8107730.215
wise (not foolish)51.797726.338
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.779328.432
💝 (not 💔)51.786423.921
hesitant (not decisive)51.445126.319
modern (not historical)51.493523.724
sleepy (not frenzied)51.417424.430
western (not eastern)51.3132729.422
pointed (not random)51.3128031.523
contrarian (not yes-man)51.2108931.217
sad (not happy)51.1104821.128
often crying (not never cries)51.071830.117
suspicious (not trusting)50.197024.127
resistant (not resigned)50.1143430.342
cynical (not gullible)50.9108728.320
impatient (not patient)50.2109630.130
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)50.351230.432
involved (not remote)50.4134528.234
mainstream (not arcane)50.668429.042
flimsy (not sturdy)50.450124.433
🧢 (not 🎩)50.579936.026

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 David Phillips based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Timothy McGee (0.861)
  2. Ben Wyatt (0.817)
  3. Columbus (0.809)
  4. Brian Johnson (0.807)
  5. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.793)
  6. Chidi Anagonye (0.79)
  7. Jimmy Palmer (0.79)
  8. Connor Deslauriers (0.789)
  9. Dr. James Wilson (0.784)
  10. David Rosen (0.776)
  1. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.623)
  2. Charlie Harper (-0.62)
  3. Noah Puckerman (-0.61)
  4. Bobby Briggs (-0.598)
  5. Billy Hargrove (-0.59)
  6. Tracy Jordan (-0.589)
  7. Erlich Bachman (-0.588)
  8. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.574)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.573)
  10. Bart Simpson (-0.568)

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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