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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
devoted (not unfaithful)92.7649.120
heroic (not villainous)91.66212.2336
loyal (not traitorous)91.415313.6357
diligent (not lazy)91.020112.8318
persistent (not quitter)90.027913.063
works hard (not plays hard)89.93613.3365
patriotic (not unpatriotic)89.93210.369
pointed (not random)89.6587.722
confidential (not gossiping)88.76414.9339
human (not animalistic)88.45413.2278
workaholic (not slacker)88.121314.568
mature (not juvenile)87.38314.553
soulful (not soulless)86.717513.055
modest (not flamboyant)86.52514.1345
civilized (not barbaric)85.417514.1308
sheriff (not outlaw)85.48921.0343
reassuring (not fearmongering)85.44716.422
competent (not incompetent)85.429316.8289
serious (not playful)85.314012.7361
factual (not exaggerating)85.24911.529
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.130315.9341
white knight (not bad boy)84.88714.522
studious (not goof-off)84.722417.968
English (not German)84.78215.927
important (not irrelevant)84.631917.994
gendered (not androgynous)84.625622.2105
respectful (not rude)84.512515.1371
kind (not cruel)84.529016.1329
altruistic (not selfish)84.49816.3353
honorable (not cunning)84.07719.8364
driven (not unambitious)83.847817.2241
straight (not queer)83.827123.9125
motivated (not unmotivated)83.657819.322
sensible (not ludicrous)83.27317.0323
vintage (not trendy)83.016111.536
active (not slothful)82.835917.2275
masculine (not feminine)82.733017.0354
rational (not whimsical)82.712017.2326
giving (not receiving)82.413914.121
legit (not scrub)81.922022.591
reasonable (not deranged)81.714215.650
orderly (not chaotic)81.316118.6346
tasteful (not lewd)81.211520.2327
loveable (not punchable)81.117822.047
treasure (not trash)81.140621.893
😇 (not 😈)81.113218.074
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.011021.9342
clean (not perverted)81.027921.022
nurturing (not poisonous)80.721917.599
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.729425.118
proper (not scandalous)80.413121.6299
straightforward (not cryptic)80.112022.6341
high IQ (not low IQ)80.056915.6312
no-nonsense (not dramatic)80.08923.4109
wholesome (not salacious)80.019620.670
rock (not rap)79.728518.325
perceptive (not unobservant)79.655917.538
protagonist (not antagonist)79.631621.816
vanilla (not kinky)79.69920.8326
involved (not remote)79.619019.7312
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.528322.8356
sane (not crazy)79.39420.665
tense (not relaxed)79.241817.3343
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.113420.742
sturdy (not flimsy)79.031821.125
genuine (not sarcastic)78.915120.6297
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.916918.147
wise (not foolish)78.820417.4363
devout (not heathen)78.87119.8273
chaste (not lustful)78.74217.4295
angelic (not demonic)78.720417.0307
prestigious (not disreputable)78.721822.2305
🤐 (not 😜)78.611921.960
humble (not arrogant)78.613519.9311
go-getter (not slugabed)78.650023.460
practical (not imaginative)78.522922.4252
complimentary (not insulting)78.516716.039
egalitarian (not racist)78.564319.149
valedictorian (not drop out)78.543718.458
resourceful (not helpless)78.461423.565
believable (not poorly-written)78.336519.335
consistent (not variable)78.315020.431
🌟 (not 💩)78.247424.268
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)78.216922.5274
tactful (not indiscreet)78.115724.246
statist (not anarchist)78.07822.091
🧠 (not 💪)78.041419.479
street-smart (not sheltered)77.836621.5276
disarming (not creepy)77.826414.9129
alert (not oblivious)77.638117.857
scientific (not artistic)77.626319.5318
frugal (not lavish)77.511718.9286
night owl (not morning lark)77.428522.0239
on-time (not tardy)77.347222.041
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.148319.942
direct (not roundabout)77.037622.1352
pronatalist (not child free)77.06722.7235
cooperative (not competitive)76.812524.0318
concrete (not abstract)76.815221.071
compersive (not jealous)76.710318.3286
precise (not vague)76.731121.0198
coordinated (not clumsy)76.749623.0306
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.645423.761
neurotypical (not autistic)76.631120.8285
methodical (not astonishing)76.319121.4322
empath (not psychopath)76.336321.334
pure (not debased)76.222121.5303
generous (not stingy)76.230017.830
earth (not air)76.218023.728
one-faced (not two-faced)75.941223.635
equitable (not hypocritical)75.915123.981
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.815422.042
well behaved (not mischievous)75.718223.8373
classical (not avant-garde)75.715819.946
utilitarian (not decorative)75.721623.263
permanent (not transient)75.513222.2104
urban (not rural)75.537524.396
badass (not weakass)75.564521.131
pro (not noob)75.459623.958
sober (not indulgent)75.211924.5329
love-focused (not money-focused)75.152520.914
bold (not shy)75.084720.9317
resolute (not wavering)75.034226.765
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.940424.7303
frank (not sugarcoated)74.850618.513
demure (not vain)74.710421.2294
deep (not shallow)74.629621.7115
🤠 (not 🤑)74.627026.268
basic (not hipster)74.527123.5277
🧗 (not 🛌)74.438923.5103
trusting (not charming)74.26721.6291
interested (not bored)74.239124.430
demanding (not unchallenging)74.167124.834
private (not gregarious)74.133120.4314
bookish (not sporty)74.152320.2287
opinionated (not jealous)74.144921.623
prideful (not envious)74.038821.144
chortling (not giggling)73.926020.234
thrifty (not extravagant)73.816318.327
sorrowful (not cheery)73.731417.2334
overachiever (not underachiever)73.766724.727
😊 (not 🤣)73.527620.382
hurried (not leisurely)73.217820.3339
normal (not weird)73.211223.4340
curious (not apathetic)73.039123.8336
realistic (not fantastical)73.032624.029
attentive (not interrupting)73.024821.143
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.924824.962
fixable (not unfixable)72.819719.443
old (not young)72.827315.8334
master (not apprentice)72.856625.5118
healthy (not sickly)72.657021.0287
reliable (not experimental)72.632426.339
reserved (not chatty)72.529022.4335
grateful (not entitled)72.525020.532
cautious (not impulsive)72.326622.8372
real (not philosophical)72.331225.3236
concise (not long-winded)72.115729.616
factual (not poetic)72.131125.941
pensive (not serene)72.138522.126
normie (not freak)72.018420.533
tautology (not oxymoron)71.91515.08
tight (not loose)71.648422.033
guarded (not open)71.565823.1324
stable (not moody)71.110624.7307
intellectual (not physical)71.057722.7334
wooden (not plastic)71.043923.122
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.929224.8348
OCD (not ADHD)70.849427.527
brave (not careful)70.747326.6374
assertive (not passive)70.670223.0274
introspective (not not introspective)70.538226.196
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.427119.7110
obsessed (not aloof)70.240320.9310
warm (not cold)70.244322.4287
prudish (not flirtatious)70.222121.022
📈 (not 📉)70.133427.558
skeptical (not spiritual)70.163325.0296
dramatic (not comedic)70.160121.036
frenzied (not sleepy)70.070122.540
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.925926.3237
🐐 (not 🦒)69.923827.682
vegan (not cannibal)69.831620.535
queen (not princess)69.855228.217
literal (not metaphorical)69.733226.0277
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)69.552727.528
open-minded (not close-minded)69.340922.2339
never cries (not often crying)69.347325.920
genius (not dunce)69.362216.8351
decisive (not hesitant)69.267524.3327
existentialist (not nihilist)69.024421.643
neat (not messy)68.960524.2201
mighty (not puny)68.867121.3323
captain (not first-mate)68.748633.5350
formal (not intimate)68.735529.1119
🧐 (not 😎)68.728829.463
traumatized (not flourishing)68.751424.129
tame (not wild)68.624724.5281
nerd (not jock)68.558122.3320
non-gamer (not gamer)68.550635.529
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.436525.9317
stoic (not expressive)68.324626.6326
🐴 (not 🦄)68.140629.465
attractive (not repulsive)68.082419.5298
charismatic (not uninspiring)68.082625.8315
🐘 (not 🐀)68.028427.981
efficient (not overprepared)68.047124.937
🥾 (not 👟)67.932332.878
ranged (not melee)67.718524.635
monastic (not hedonist)67.512522.237
regular (not zany)67.517324.653
profound (not ironic)67.520225.431
realistic (not ambitious)67.417328.329
washed (not muddy)67.454129.618
sad (not happy)67.351219.1328
beautiful (not ugly)67.294821.767
transparent (not machiavellian)67.127328.318
fresh (not stinky)66.873425.280
communal (not individualist)66.715030.658
resistant (not resigned)66.471828.0277
average (not deviant)66.417828.4195
confident (not insecure)66.375023.7313
forgiving (not vengeful)66.144626.5334
triggered (not trolling)66.152217.230
low-tech (not high-tech)65.942223.3300
hoarder (not unprepared)65.847119.2272
builder (not explorer)65.735526.1313
objective (not subjective)65.618926.840
suspicious (not awkward)65.469825.7313
conventional (not creative)65.335527.5339
🎩 (not 🧢)65.354428.359
💝 (not 💔)65.241530.189
deep (not epic)65.220927.230
preppy (not punk rock)65.163028.328
moderate (not extreme)65.023724.7276
mild (not spicy)64.926825.7333
stoic (not hypochondriac)64.949433.315
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)64.777930.852
haunted (not blissful)64.774528.731
Coke (not Pepsi)64.718729.330
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.634628.625
strict (not lenient)64.556926.9306
patient (not impatient)64.528024.6101
privileged (not oppressed)64.578327.634
western (not eastern)64.253333.088
warm (not quarrelsome)64.139824.7297
interesting (not tiresome)63.882126.3272
presidential (not folksy)63.855226.335
quiet (not loud)63.743824.4320
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.735232.196
empirical (not theoretical)63.534230.0301
🧕 (not 💃)63.518523.693
serious (not bold)63.437428.0358
politically correct (not edgy)63.337827.8300
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.332927.9260
macho (not metrosexual)63.233924.545
sage (not whippersnapper)63.233928.727
romantic (not dispassionate)63.179023.139
fighter (not lover)63.149630.338
introvert (not extrovert)62.935525.8308
high standards (not desperate)62.968330.759
good-cook (not bad-cook)62.836724.621
off-key (not musical)62.349720.226
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)62.233234.527
centrist (not radical)62.227020.715
unassuming (not pretentious)62.030226.668
dominant (not submissive)61.986425.4344
historical (not modern)61.944324.8209
miserable (not joyful)61.966722.649
🐮 (not 🐷)61.943230.289
gloomy (not sunny)61.962821.736
jaded (not innocent)61.980827.721
doer (not thinker)61.774526.334
predictable (not quirky)61.741425.215
bossy (not meek)61.692224.0326
logical (not emotional)61.544825.0334
armoured (not vulnerable)61.574826.0265
thin (not thick)61.464826.3180
accepting (not judgemental)61.449027.1215
subdued (not exuberant)61.431725.531
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.377125.9185
dog person (not cat person)61.351734.618
French (not Russian)61.261525.335
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)61.255425.031
distant (not touchy-feely)61.161425.721
democratic (not authoritarian)61.059129.7331
official (not backdoor)60.943529.7322
corporate (not freelance)60.945130.141
eloquent (not unpolished)60.778926.7274
everyman (not chosen one)60.742628.812
indie (not pop)60.772835.314
linear (not circular)60.541231.040
still (not twitchy)60.533928.735
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.488627.2263
independent (not codependent)60.481431.3326
water (not fire)60.237330.935
repetitive (not varied)60.162327.892
🦇 (not 🐿)60.145733.648
intense (not lighthearted)60.190226.347
🥵 (not 🥶)60.154227.927
reasoned (not instinctual)60.040029.9347
work-first (not family-first)60.061428.3331
dry (not moist)60.049125.226
yes-man (not contrarian)60.028826.313
insider (not outsider)59.741430.3215
low self esteem (not narcissistic)59.635618.637
proactive (not reactive)59.532032.511
worldly (not innocent)59.296730.1340
fast (not slow)59.295823.9303
luddite (not technophile)59.148924.1254
feminist (not sexist)59.090020.171
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)59.058927.272
minimalist (not pack rat)58.858331.846
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.799227.2317
specialist (not generalist)58.772930.846
🤔 (not 🤫)58.768234.070
mainstream (not arcane)58.639629.1273
🥰 (not 🙃)58.660230.293
poor (not rich)58.545419.7303
🏀 (not 🎨)58.548027.029
cocky (not timid)58.5102122.318
opinionated (not neutral)58.4128129.031
alpha (not beta)58.288029.3271
spelunker (not claustrophobic)58.275727.937
analysis (not common sense)58.267828.819
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.149428.039
geriatric (not vibrant)58.126526.239
good-humored (not angry)57.971722.7284
rugged (not refined)57.855126.4314
emotional (not unemotional)57.897722.410
hard (not soft)57.774424.5309
scruffy (not manicured)57.747827.0343
monochrome (not multicolored)57.160830.359
🤖 (not 👻)57.154529.354
glad (not mad)57.052026.646
👽 (not 🤡)57.068628.455
always down (not picky)57.037328.412
asexual (not sexual)56.936528.130
bashful (not exhibitionist)56.833531.332
reclusive (not social)56.754424.2109
rough (not smooth)56.660525.1292
rustic (not cultured)56.444525.220
🤺 (not 🏌)56.3107033.278
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.263229.7305
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.262828.0272
cynical (not gullible)56.288327.513
traditional (not unorthodox)56.158133.865
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.738625.545
sweet (not bitter)55.569525.8270
cheesy (not chic)55.473926.619
libertarian (not socialist)55.374227.5249
mathematical (not literary)55.248629.1293
trusting (not suspicious)55.158229.3330
humorless (not funny)55.150923.3318
shy (not playful)54.931822.9279
political (not nonpolitical)54.882432.3341
obedient (not rebellious)54.851728.5276
expressive (not monotone)54.790228.121
extraordinary (not mundane)54.6103230.0297
gracious (not feisty)54.634427.6297
chill (not offended)54.551625.131
ferocious (not pacifist)54.490926.9314
realist (not idealist)54.474032.058
emancipated (not enslaved)54.3107127.1284
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.3111827.141
Roman (not Greek)54.265631.428
winter (not summer)54.269233.320
slovenly (not stylish)53.948926.0289
theist (not atheist)53.853729.437
💀 (not 🎃)53.677230.224
tall (not short)53.586021.5286
secretive (not open-book)53.498828.632
unlucky (not fortunate)53.177726.2323
flower child (not goth)53.195326.514
charming (not awkward)53.098125.5328
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.098725.9283
cool (not dorky)53.085029.863
enlightened (not lost)53.065728.233
accommodating (not stubborn)53.033029.537
liberal (not conservative)52.996428.367
Italian (not Swedish)52.979426.529
impartial (not biased)52.626528.5279
😏 (not 😬)52.385531.060
calm (not anxious)52.159926.8311
tailor (not blacksmith)52.196629.242
naive (not paranoid)52.050924.118
rigid (not flexible)51.989526.6270
🥳 (not 🥴)51.962528.564
soft (not hard)51.866628.356
simple (not complicated)51.743730.2272
orange (not purple)51.574930.7259
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.561627.0268
hunter (not gatherer)51.484829.542
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.474933.234
bright (not depressed)51.381925.4259
domestic (not industrial)51.272630.850
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.076732.1193
crafty (not scholarly)51.095629.0337
😀 (not 😭)51.079529.664
🐒 (not 🐩)50.175827.566

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 (0.894)
  2. Davos Seaworth (0.859)
  3. John Diggle (0.856)
  4. Donald Cragen (0.853)
  5. Harold Cooper (0.852)
  6. William Adama (0.851)
  7. John Bates (0.849)
  8. William Somerset (0.847)
  9. Capt. Oliver Queenan (0.847)
  10. Chloe Decker (0.846)
  1. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.641)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.623)
  3. The Deep (-0.619)
  4. Roman Roy (-0.601)
  5. Cheryl Tunt (-0.6)
  6. Zapp Brannigan (-0.58)
  7. Jeff Portnoy (-0.579)
  8. Erlich Bachman (-0.577)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.573)
  10. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.569)

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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