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James Gordon Descriptive Personality Statistics

James Gordon is a character from The Dark Knight.

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
devoted (not unfaithful)92.7799.120
heroic (not villainous)91.67512.2338
loyal (not traitorous)91.418313.5360
diligent (not lazy)91.023112.8325
works hard (not plays hard)89.83613.3369
patriotic (not unpatriotic)89.63610.572
confidential (not gossiping)88.78114.9342
human (not animalistic)88.46313.2282
persistent (not quitter)88.047816.072
workaholic (not slacker)87.328814.873
soulful (not soulless)86.919912.957
modest (not flamboyant)86.32914.8347
pointed (not random)86.214517.225
English (not German)86.07415.631
mature (not juvenile)85.713417.461
competent (not incompetent)85.635116.8293
sheriff (not outlaw)85.69220.9350
serious (not playful)85.216712.7367
civilized (not barbaric)85.122214.5314
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.135215.9345
studious (not goof-off)84.826517.770
factual (not exaggerating)84.86311.033
kind (not cruel)84.534316.1330
reassuring (not fearmongering)84.55615.826
respectful (not rude)84.415015.2372
important (not irrelevant)84.440017.799
altruistic (not selfish)84.212416.3358
honorable (not cunning)83.98719.7371
gendered (not androgynous)83.932723.3107
straight (not queer)83.926523.7129
motivated (not unmotivated)83.768618.231
driven (not unambitious)83.458717.4244
sensible (not ludicrous)83.38617.0324
masculine (not feminine)82.939517.0362
rational (not whimsical)82.714017.2332
active (not slothful)82.743817.1280
reasonable (not deranged)82.315815.653
legit (not scrub)82.124322.492
white knight (not bad boy)82.019719.226
clean (not perverted)81.731220.526
giving (not receiving)81.619614.626
tasteful (not lewd)81.412820.2332
treasure (not trash)81.447721.795
orderly (not chaotic)81.118218.7348
vintage (not trendy)81.127614.539
😇 (not 😈)80.916817.777
nurturing (not poisonous)80.825417.4100
down2earth (not head@clouds)80.714221.9349
protagonist (not antagonist)80.337319.821
proper (not scandalous)80.315621.5304
straightforward (not cryptic)80.113722.6343
high IQ (not low IQ)79.967915.7319
wholesome (not salacious)79.921920.273
loveable (not punchable)79.824522.452
vanilla (not kinky)79.711520.8327
involved (not remote)79.722519.7313
no-nonsense (not dramatic)79.610923.8114
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.333423.1359
tense (not relaxed)79.148517.4349
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.014620.944
rock (not rap)79.034917.429
sane (not crazy)78.913020.768
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.944525.821
devout (not heathen)78.88419.8274
🤐 (not 😜)78.815821.762
chaste (not lustful)78.85617.4299
genuine (not sarcastic)78.819520.7299
go-getter (not slugabed)78.858622.964
wise (not foolish)78.725217.4365
tactful (not indiscreet)78.715523.948
believable (not poorly-written)78.743719.440
humble (not arrogant)78.615919.9317
practical (not imaginative)78.626422.3256
🧠 (not 💪)78.648519.382
egalitarian (not racist)78.579119.149
prestigious (not disreputable)78.425522.4314
🌟 (not 💩)78.360223.870
one-faced (not two-faced)78.240823.040
angelic (not demonic)78.226717.5312
perceptive (not unobservant)78.273019.045
on-time (not tardy)78.252322.245
disarming (not creepy)78.129814.9132
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)78.019222.5276
statist (not anarchist)78.08922.098
valedictorian (not drop out)78.052718.460
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.054219.450
resourceful (not helpless)77.875423.870
street-smart (not sheltered)77.642821.5280
scientific (not artistic)77.529919.8321
frugal (not lavish)77.512918.8288
complimentary (not insulting)77.523116.244
empath (not psychopath)77.441021.137
inspiring (not cringeworthy)77.324720.748
alert (not oblivious)77.346718.761
night owl (not morning lark)77.235022.5245
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.249123.067
consistent (not variable)77.219722.533
direct (not roundabout)77.043422.2355
cooperative (not competitive)76.913923.9320
earth (not air)76.818122.332
compersive (not jealous)76.813018.2293
precise (not vague)76.835121.0200
concrete (not abstract)76.817221.071
coordinated (not clumsy)76.759523.0312
pronatalist (not child free)76.67623.0241
methodical (not astonishing)76.520621.3329
neurotypical (not autistic)76.434821.1289
frank (not sugarcoated)76.253017.815
pure (not debased)76.127421.4311
generous (not stingy)76.036618.234
utilitarian (not decorative)75.823823.164
equitable (not hypocritical)75.819223.584
sturdy (not flimsy)75.848024.930
well behaved (not mischievous)75.721423.8375
pro (not noob)75.770323.859
love-focused (not money-focused)75.762622.318
classical (not avant-garde)75.618219.847
attentive (not interrupting)75.621620.751
permanent (not transient)75.315523.0108
bold (not shy)75.0100320.9325
🤠 (not 🤑)74.933725.970
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.946824.5308
sober (not indulgent)74.813924.9338
urban (not rural)74.747225.099
resolute (not wavering)74.741026.368
deep (not shallow)74.737021.5119
demure (not vain)74.612621.1298
🧗 (not 🛌)74.549723.3107
trusting (not charming)74.47421.6294
demanding (not unchallenging)74.475824.336
realistic (not fantastical)74.334423.433
basic (not hipster)74.331223.4281
prideful (not envious)74.243920.846
private (not gregarious)74.141120.6318
bookish (not sporty)74.063520.3291
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)74.024722.545
opinionated (not jealous)73.956020.426
badass (not weakass)73.883623.033
sorrowful (not cheery)73.737717.1338
interested (not bored)73.750025.132
😊 (not 🤣)73.636520.086
overachiever (not underachiever)73.582024.328
normal (not weird)73.311423.3342
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.329224.764
master (not apprentice)73.365824.8127
thrifty (not extravagant)73.221120.030
factual (not poetic)73.134724.749
hurried (not leisurely)73.021220.3344
old (not young)72.930715.8336
curious (not apathetic)72.950524.0342
OCD (not ADHD)72.548226.234
wooden (not plastic)72.545122.225
healthy (not sickly)72.468821.2296
cautious (not impulsive)72.331222.8378
reserved (not chatty)72.338822.5340
normie (not freak)72.319521.436
chortling (not giggling)72.037122.340
real (not philosophical)71.837725.5239
vegan (not cannibal)71.736120.641
guarded (not open)71.580623.0331
tight (not loose)71.558121.435
queen (not princess)71.558326.321
fixable (not unfixable)71.328721.751
intellectual (not physical)71.167222.7338
stable (not moody)71.113524.8311
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.033324.7354
grateful (not entitled)70.934520.535
introspective (not not introspective)70.846526.199
assertive (not passive)70.781122.8280
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.629719.5113
brave (not careful)70.558526.7376
reliable (not experimental)70.543828.043
obsessed (not aloof)70.447520.9313
skeptical (not spiritual)70.374225.0299
warm (not cold)70.054822.6294
non-gamer (not gamer)69.955934.733
🐐 (not 🦒)69.930727.682
frenzied (not sleepy)69.784523.643
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.732826.4238
🐘 (not 🐀)69.627427.489
literal (not metaphorical)69.638026.0282
open-minded (not close-minded)69.450822.2343
genius (not dunce)69.375916.8354
dramatic (not comedic)69.276921.938
pensive (not serene)69.263123.828
mighty (not puny)69.079421.3328
decisive (not hesitant)69.079124.4328
existentialist (not nihilist)68.830822.446
🧐 (not 😎)68.834129.267
concise (not long-winded)68.826129.422
washed (not muddy)68.863829.223
captain (not first-mate)68.759633.4354
nerd (not jock)68.667922.3323
neat (not messy)68.673124.2205
tame (not wild)68.530224.5286
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.442925.8320
📈 (not 📉)68.452528.560
🥾 (not 👟)68.338832.582
stoic (not expressive)67.932326.7331
charismatic (not uninspiring)67.9101325.8318
attractive (not repulsive)67.8104019.4304
traumatized (not flourishing)67.668125.833
efficient (not overprepared)67.658425.040
regular (not zany)67.522224.658
formal (not intimate)67.546529.7125
profound (not ironic)67.525325.431
fresh (not stinky)67.488525.083
sad (not happy)67.362319.2332
monastic (not hedonist)67.315422.143
🐴 (not 🦄)67.355329.969
tautology (not oxymoron)67.25514.112
never cries (not often crying)67.064228.127
realistic (not ambitious)66.923128.632
indie (not pop)66.765633.521
prudish (not flirtatious)66.734522.327
ranged (not melee)66.526924.937
beautiful (not ugly)66.4121222.071
objective (not subjective)66.420427.041
confident (not insecure)66.389123.8317
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)66.376130.433
forgiving (not vengeful)66.256426.4339
average (not deviant)66.220928.4199
transparent (not machiavellian)66.236027.023
🎩 (not 🧢)66.164128.165
triggered (not trolling)66.163017.230
resistant (not resigned)66.090328.1280
communal (not individualist)66.019630.763
preppy (not punk rock)65.974827.031
low-tech (not high-tech)65.750623.4303
builder (not explorer)65.739526.2315
hoarder (not unprepared)65.657719.4276
suspicious (not awkward)65.482625.7315
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.493330.654
everyman (not chosen one)65.334927.815
emotional (not unemotional)65.297022.514
moderate (not extreme)65.128524.7277
conventional (not creative)65.142527.6342
sage (not whippersnapper)65.134430.132
mild (not spicy)64.932125.7335
fighter (not lover)64.955030.640
patient (not impatient)64.735424.7106
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.738331.7101
jaded (not innocent)64.789227.326
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.538725.322
strict (not lenient)64.367226.9310
warm (not quarrelsome)64.350024.6305
privileged (not oppressed)64.391227.238
quiet (not loud)64.053824.4325
interesting (not tiresome)64.0100726.3275
💝 (not 💔)64.054530.592
centrist (not radical)63.727223.021
stoic (not hypochondriac)63.665232.020
high standards (not desperate)63.577530.461
serious (not bold)63.445828.1362
politically correct (not edgy)63.445127.8304
🧕 (not 💃)63.424623.497
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.447329.730
presidential (not folksy)63.467626.738
deep (not epic)63.433128.034
haunted (not blissful)63.494829.132
empirical (not theoretical)63.340630.0305
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.337427.8267
western (not eastern)63.172834.093
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)63.135533.133
introvert (not extrovert)63.045425.8309
macho (not metrosexual)62.340625.049
off-key (not musical)62.358321.731
dominant (not submissive)62.1102525.3347
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)62.064425.735
🐮 (not 🐷)61.858430.091
historical (not modern)61.755424.8210
accepting (not judgemental)61.759827.1218
miserable (not joyful)61.681822.951
French (not Russian)61.673024.538
romantic (not dispassionate)61.6101423.641
still (not twitchy)61.638627.639
doer (not thinker)61.689329.041
bossy (not meek)61.5110224.1329
thin (not thick)61.580026.2181
dog person (not cat person)61.460832.920
distant (not touchy-feely)61.475225.728
logical (not emotional)61.355625.3339
armoured (not vulnerable)61.390126.0269
unassuming (not pretentious)61.339626.671
water (not fire)61.344531.136
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.291525.9190
monochrome (not multicolored)61.161129.970
gloomy (not sunny)61.176421.743
democratic (not authoritarian)61.073129.7333
predictable (not quirky)61.050225.324
official (not backdoor)60.952629.6326
intense (not lighthearted)60.9104727.352
eloquent (not unpolished)60.895126.6278
minimalist (not pack rat)60.563331.452
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.4103827.1266
linear (not circular)60.449531.144
Coke (not Pepsi)60.438230.236
independent (not codependent)60.399631.3329
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.281228.342
analysis (not common sense)60.273429.827
reasoned (not instinctual)60.149329.9348
always down (not picky)60.036627.316
insider (not outsider)59.946230.2222
work-first (not family-first)59.774428.5334
repetitive (not varied)59.575427.695
corporate (not freelance)59.555030.646
asexual (not sexual)59.340628.236
worldly (not innocent)59.2115530.1343
subdued (not exuberant)59.246626.333
fast (not slow)59.1118323.8308
🤔 (not 🤫)59.179634.071
luddite (not technophile)59.061024.2256
dry (not moist)58.963326.631
🥵 (not 🥶)58.878328.030
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.7124227.2321
low self esteem (not narcissistic)58.749319.144
poor (not rich)58.658119.8307
mainstream (not arcane)58.448229.0282
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.472927.978
glad (not mad)58.358526.551
opinionated (not neutral)58.3155430.033
🦇 (not 🐿)58.260033.953
specialist (not generalist)58.192030.552
chill (not offended)58.152426.734
good-humored (not angry)58.088123.0290
feminist (not sexist)58.0116620.873
🥰 (not 🙃)58.077430.296
rugged (not refined)57.966426.5318
proactive (not reactive)57.845531.315
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.762428.346
hard (not soft)57.689624.5310
alpha (not beta)57.6106629.7276
scruffy (not manicured)57.558827.1349
geriatric (not vibrant)57.533526.742
🤖 (not 👻)57.464128.956
👽 (not 🤡)57.381927.960
🏀 (not 🎨)57.161128.234
traditional (not unorthodox)56.966233.767
expressive (not monotone)56.9103126.726
yes-man (not contrarian)56.645928.715
rough (not smooth)56.573125.2294
bashful (not exhibitionist)56.543630.640
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.346625.250
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.278228.1276
🤺 (not 🏌)56.1131133.381
sweet (not bitter)56.083825.8275
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.975729.8309
secretive (not open-book)55.8112429.038
cocky (not timid)55.8129324.619
libertarian (not socialist)55.782027.7255
reclusive (not social)55.770224.7117
trusting (not suspicious)55.272029.4338
mathematical (not literary)55.257729.2297
humorless (not funny)55.062523.4322
extraordinary (not mundane)55.0125230.0302
political (not nonpolitical)54.997932.1345
shy (not playful)54.940323.2287
obedient (not rebellious)54.961928.5280
gracious (not feisty)54.644527.6302
rustic (not cultured)54.559725.324
ferocious (not pacifist)54.4109226.9314
cheesy (not chic)54.490926.320
realist (not idealist)54.389731.660
emancipated (not enslaved)54.1133027.1286
theist (not atheist)53.861829.437
tall (not short)53.6105021.5309
slovenly (not stylish)53.659226.2294
enlightened (not lost)53.676528.439
rhythmic (not stuttering)53.4138927.545
cool (not dorky)53.2104730.265
accommodating (not stubborn)53.240129.039
charming (not awkward)53.1119225.6332
unlucky (not fortunate)53.196026.3328
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.0120525.9283
Italian (not Swedish)52.992626.529
💀 (not 🎃)52.995331.526
naive (not paranoid)52.758723.922
impartial (not biased)52.630828.4283
Roman (not Greek)52.592033.331
chivalrous (not businesslike)52.490533.439
calm (not anxious)52.371326.9316
flower child (not goth)52.3118225.416
winter (not summer)52.390932.422
😏 (not 😬)52.0109130.763
soft (not hard)51.883727.761
liberal (not conservative)51.8122728.473
🥳 (not 🥴)51.876128.967
orange (not purple)51.791530.6264
rigid (not flexible)51.7106227.0275
simple (not complicated)51.650430.2277
😀 (not 😭)51.594030.167
bright (not depressed)51.497325.4262
domestic (not industrial)51.488130.555
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.372527.1273
🐩 (not 🐒)51.2103627.172
gatherer (not hunter)51.286229.844
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.094532.1197
crafty (not scholarly)50.8117429.0340
blacksmith (not tailor)50.473028.951
cynical (not gullible)50.5126128.117

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Joe West (0.895)
  2. Harold Cooper (0.864)
  3. Davos Seaworth (0.864)
  4. Atticus Finch (0.859)
  5. John Diggle (0.858)
  6. Donald Cragen (0.853)
  7. William Somerset (0.85)
  8. William Adama (0.849)
  9. John Bates (0.848)
  10. Capt. Oliver Queenan (0.848)
  1. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.636)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.623)
  3. The Deep (-0.622)
  4. Roman Roy (-0.603)
  5. Cheryl Tunt (-0.597)
  6. Zapp Brannigan (-0.582)
  7. Jeff Portnoy (-0.581)
  8. Erlich Bachman (-0.58)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.577)
  10. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.57)

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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