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James Gordon 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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
heroic (not villainous)91.55312.3342
loyal (not traitorous)91.214113.6362
diligent (not lazy)91.215612.5325
works hard (not plays hard)89.72713.9372
patriotic (not unpatriotic)89.02412.961
confidential (not gossiping)88.96014.6344
persistent (not quitter)88.929213.763
human (not animalistic)88.54413.2282
workaholic (not slacker)87.619914.867
soulful (not soulless)86.615312.852
mature (not juvenile)86.37912.842
modest (not flamboyant)86.22814.7340
sheriff (not outlaw)85.76620.5352
competent (not incompetent)85.723416.0294
gendered (not androgynous)85.421221.298
serious (not playful)85.313712.6372
civilized (not barbaric)85.315014.3310
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.125815.9341
studious (not goof-off)84.720118.968
straight (not queer)84.620422.6118
altruistic (not selfish)84.67316.2358
English (not German)84.67916.025
kind (not cruel)84.424816.0335
important (not irrelevant)84.426618.192
respectful (not rude)84.211715.1376
honorable (not cunning)83.57320.3358
driven (not unambitious)83.446017.2247
rational (not whimsical)83.19516.6328
sensible (not ludicrous)82.97117.2336
masculine (not feminine)82.826216.9355
active (not slothful)82.531717.3276
loveable (not punchable)82.214220.542
inspiring (not cringeworthy)81.88916.542
legit (not scrub)81.819223.084
tasteful (not lewd)81.610119.8329
wholesome (not salacious)81.514219.361
orderly (not chaotic)81.213918.5351
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.210221.7348
treasure (not trash)81.132622.086
reasonable (not deranged)80.913515.349
😇 (not 😈)80.812818.465
nurturing (not poisonous)80.619417.6102
🌟 (not 💩)80.330721.668
proper (not scandalous)80.111421.6300
vanilla (not kinky)80.07820.6332
straightforward (not cryptic)80.010022.9346
involved (not remote)80.015219.3309
no-nonsense (not dramatic)79.87823.0103
egalitarian (not racist)79.848019.451
high IQ (not low IQ)79.747415.7319
perceptive (not unobservant)79.647116.731
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.624322.6367
tactful (not indiscreet)79.510724.044
angelic (not demonic)78.817016.7309
genuine (not sarcastic)78.714520.8297
practical (not imaginative)78.718321.9253
tense (not relaxed)78.735417.7348
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)78.714322.0280
prestigious (not disreputable)78.718822.3305
complimentary (not insulting)78.714215.940
wise (not foolish)78.616717.5352
devout (not heathen)78.57319.7276
🤐 (not 😜)78.410321.962
chaste (not lustful)78.25117.7304
humble (not arrogant)78.212420.1316
alert (not oblivious)78.228918.055
valedictorian (not drop out)78.136819.748
🧠 (not 💪)78.132318.977
resourceful (not helpless)77.852823.762
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.837119.538
disarming (not creepy)77.821415.0124
statist (not anarchist)77.76622.186
pro (not noob)77.742623.855
frugal (not lavish)77.79918.9289
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.735723.857
believable (not poorly-written)77.634018.937
scientific (not artistic)77.620519.3316
sane (not crazy)77.68521.060
street-smart (not sheltered)77.431721.9279
methodical (not astonishing)77.415220.3314
pronatalist (not child free)77.26322.2236
classical (not avant-garde)76.911618.546
sturdy (not flimsy)76.932721.521
direct (not roundabout)76.831922.2355
precise (not vague)76.824921.2202
cooperative (not competitive)76.712024.1324
night owl (not morning lark)76.725822.7247
coordinated (not clumsy)76.642422.6309
neurotypical (not autistic)76.627021.3287
compersive (not jealous)76.59918.3288
equitable (not hypocritical)76.312923.877
pure (not debased)76.219121.5300
go-getter (not slugabed)76.150224.863
well behaved (not mischievous)75.913823.8374
permanent (not transient)75.910822.3101
🤠 (not 🤑)75.420325.165
😊 (not 🤣)75.418819.877
concrete (not abstract)75.314522.167
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.233324.6304
consistent (not variable)75.120022.928
urban (not rural)75.131225.198
bold (not shy)75.070520.7322
utilitarian (not decorative)75.023523.260
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.016523.343
sober (not indulgent)74.810324.8332
chortling (not giggling)74.719320.130
demure (not vain)74.610021.2300
basic (not hipster)74.522523.5278
private (not gregarious)74.425720.3320
deep (not shallow)74.325321.7114
trusting (not charming)74.25721.6297
bookish (not sporty)74.141420.1295
🧗 (not 🛌)73.934924.1108
reliable (not experimental)73.824326.635
hurried (not leisurely)73.713720.2342
normal (not weird)73.78022.9346
resolute (not wavering)73.732326.860
sorrowful (not cheery)73.524817.4336
fixable (not unfixable)73.514820.341
curious (not apathetic)73.132623.6345
cautious (not impulsive)72.620822.5381
reserved (not chatty)72.424722.2335
old (not young)72.422416.0334
healthy (not sickly)72.448821.3296
master (not apprentice)72.448425.8120
factual (not poetic)72.324626.637
guarded (not open)71.852722.9328
real (not philosophical)71.727526.0233
stable (not moody)71.28924.6319
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.223825.560
traumatized (not flourishing)71.234624.226
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.023624.5353
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.020918.9106
brave (not careful)70.838926.6386
intellectual (not physical)70.648422.8342
tight (not loose)70.643625.427
assertive (not passive)70.560223.0278
warm (not cold)70.336822.3287
obsessed (not aloof)70.233921.0320
🧐 (not 😎)70.222029.562
introspective (not not introspective)70.033326.898
literal (not metaphorical)69.626426.1282
skeptical (not spiritual)69.554725.1300
monastic (not hedonist)69.57423.637
decisive (not hesitant)69.456224.1331
frenzied (not sleepy)69.458721.938
open-minded (not close-minded)69.433322.1355
neat (not messy)69.349223.5198
🐘 (not 🐀)69.321728.178
🐴 (not 🦄)69.329230.261
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.224926.3239
efficient (not overprepared)69.236123.631
genius (not dunce)68.951416.8349
tame (not wild)68.919924.1279
mighty (not puny)68.855221.4322
🥾 (not 👟)68.725832.679
stoic (not expressive)68.621526.3330
nerd (not jock)68.448322.2326
charismatic (not uninspiring)68.465525.5317
🐐 (not 🦒)68.425827.876
beautiful (not ugly)68.276021.166
captain (not first-mate)68.139833.5351
vegan (not cannibal)68.129821.727
regular (not zany)68.113124.250
📈 (not 📉)67.936428.857
thick-skinned (not sensitive)67.832026.2327
attractive (not repulsive)67.768319.5306
formal (not intimate)67.731128.6116
ranged (not melee)67.718125.735
sad (not happy)67.242819.0339
preppy (not punk rock)67.148725.527
existentialist (not nihilist)66.829021.837
average (not deviant)66.714628.2193
💝 (not 💔)66.630229.789
resistant (not resigned)66.459428.2284
fresh (not stinky)66.360125.775
objective (not subjective)66.214625.838
linear (not circular)66.220329.135
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.161130.149
low-tech (not high-tech)66.135623.0306
confident (not insecure)66.062723.6319
forgiving (not vengeful)65.838926.3347
builder (not explorer)65.729726.3320
romantic (not dispassionate)65.561320.835
conventional (not creative)65.328427.2346
suspicious (not awkward)65.358025.7321
mild (not spicy)65.321225.7332
hoarder (not unprepared)65.339919.7273
moderate (not extreme)64.919124.7278
🎩 (not 🧢)64.848128.356
empirical (not theoretical)64.327629.9299
miserable (not joyful)64.350319.844
patient (not impatient)64.225024.6108
strict (not lenient)64.148227.1314
sage (not whippersnapper)64.127728.722
communal (not individualist)64.017432.055
macho (not metrosexual)64.027823.644
quiet (not loud)63.835924.4328
warm (not quarrelsome)63.834025.0305
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.828131.698
serious (not bold)63.730028.1359
interesting (not tiresome)63.667526.2277
presidential (not folksy)63.545326.232
subdued (not exuberant)63.423124.127
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.328228.0264
western (not eastern)63.247933.588
🧕 (not 💃)63.218124.094
triggered (not trolling)62.854914.225
introvert (not extrovert)62.728926.2319
politically correct (not edgy)62.730027.8300
gloomy (not sunny)62.549222.730
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.234030.521
dominant (not submissive)62.170725.4349
privileged (not oppressed)61.969527.431
armoured (not vulnerable)61.860725.5267
thin (not thick)61.653126.2184
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.662925.9187
democratic (not authoritarian)61.448229.6334
logical (not emotional)61.336324.9337
bossy (not meek)61.375124.1328
historical (not modern)61.337324.6209
🤔 (not 🤫)61.346833.567
accepting (not judgemental)61.240627.1212
secretive (not open-book)61.263629.527
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.227516.330
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)60.929334.825
official (not backdoor)60.737129.7330
🐮 (not 🐷)60.742830.591
eloquent (not unpolished)60.565826.5288
work-first (not family-first)60.552528.3333
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.375227.2263
🥰 (not 🙃)60.244729.794
independent (not codependent)60.165031.1327
repetitive (not varied)60.053328.090
unassuming (not pretentious)59.930028.070
reasoned (not instinctual)59.834229.7353
luddite (not technophile)59.842423.9256
worldly (not innocent)59.678029.7342
insider (not outsider)59.535030.4218
🦇 (not 🐿)59.539733.847
alpha (not beta)59.270728.9273
intense (not lighthearted)59.276225.544
French (not Russian)58.960424.127
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.882127.2324
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.848827.672
fast (not slow)58.679523.8307
poor (not rich)58.639319.7307
mainstream (not arcane)58.432429.2276
feminist (not sexist)58.475820.270
specialist (not generalist)58.361331.639
rugged (not refined)58.145726.3322
scruffy (not manicured)58.139426.9354
corporate (not freelance)58.140931.430
hard (not soft)58.061524.3307
minimalist (not pack rat)58.050831.245
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.965028.033
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.730725.440
good-humored (not angry)57.658822.9294
👽 (not 🤡)57.654228.552
dry (not moist)57.547927.626
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.442928.736
glad (not mad)57.141226.246
off-key (not musical)57.155822.621
rough (not smooth)56.848324.9293
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.352227.7267
🤺 (not 🏌)55.690933.673
humorless (not funny)55.540323.5321
sweet (not bitter)55.456725.8267
monochrome (not multicolored)55.353930.954
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.254929.8308
political (not nonpolitical)55.264331.8344
reclusive (not social)55.247124.6105
chill (not offended)55.240827.327
geriatric (not vibrant)55.226327.933
shy (not playful)55.126022.8282
realist (not idealist)55.159432.355
libertarian (not socialist)54.965027.8251
mathematical (not literary)54.940929.3292
trusting (not suspicious)54.846229.1338
theist (not atheist)54.842428.743
tailor (not blacksmith)54.875928.639
slovenly (not stylish)54.639625.6291
extraordinary (not mundane)54.685329.6297
obedient (not rebellious)54.641928.8286
cool (not dorky)54.566329.564
ferocious (not pacifist)54.375127.0316
gracious (not feisty)54.129727.6294
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.191927.936
emancipated (not enslaved)53.689527.2292
tall (not short)53.470821.6289
enlightened (not lost)53.452227.231
traditional (not unorthodox)53.252633.956
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.179626.1287
🤖 (not 👻)53.153729.746
unlucky (not fortunate)53.062326.0321
charming (not awkward)52.981025.5329
impartial (not biased)52.821228.5285
Italian (not Swedish)52.565923.224
🥳 (not 🥴)52.450428.862
simple (not complicated)52.335830.2278
calm (not anxious)52.249126.8321
rigid (not flexible)52.172526.4281
industrial (not domestic)52.167329.446
gatherer (not hunter)51.658829.138
orange (not purple)51.461230.4257
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.357232.2196
soft (not hard)51.355328.455
🐩 (not 🐒)51.268428.264
Roman (not Greek)51.166430.827
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.051626.9270
liberal (not conservative)51.084827.871
😏 (not 😬)51.073929.358
😀 (not 😭)50.166629.564
crafty (not scholarly)50.878928.9340
bright (not depressed)50.371625.6269

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 (0.889)
  2. William Adama (0.863)
  3. Donald Cragen (0.854)
  4. John Diggle (0.853)
  5. Davos Seaworth (0.852)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.649)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.639)
  3. Cheryl Tunt (-0.607)
  4. Erlich Bachman (-0.597)
  5. Lisa (-0.592)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.38)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.36)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.3)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.3)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.1)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.09)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.07)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.02)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.0)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.14)
  11. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.15)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.16)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.19)
  14. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.21)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.22)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.23)
  17. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.25)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.26)
  19. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.31)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.34)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.34)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.4)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.41)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.43)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.43)


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