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James Gordon Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 2,000 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
loyal (not traitorous)91.417713.5362
heroic (not villainous)91.37912.9340
devoted (not unfaithful)91.11308.928
diligent (not lazy)91.023912.8326
works hard (not plays hard)89.83913.3369
patriotic (not unpatriotic)89.34010.574
confidential (not gossiping)88.78814.8343
human (not animalistic)88.46213.2283
persistent (not quitter)88.148615.973
workaholic (not slacker)87.328914.873
soulful (not soulless)86.920312.858
mature (not juvenile)86.412917.165
modest (not flamboyant)86.33214.8347
pointed (not random)86.214517.225
English (not German)86.07615.631
competent (not incompetent)85.636116.8293
sheriff (not outlaw)85.59920.9353
factual (not exaggerating)85.16011.034
serious (not playful)85.117812.8368
civilized (not barbaric)85.122614.4315
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.035915.9346
kind (not cruel)84.435716.1331
respectful (not rude)84.315915.3373
altruistic (not selfish)84.212416.3359
studious (not goof-off)84.229118.673
straight (not queer)84.125823.6130
gendered (not androgynous)84.034023.2108
important (not irrelevant)84.043518.4101
motivated (not unmotivated)84.068317.932
honorable (not cunning)83.99019.7373
white knight (not bad boy)83.913118.232
driven (not unambitious)83.459117.4244
sensible (not ludicrous)83.38717.0324
masculine (not feminine)83.040016.9366
rational (not whimsical)82.714717.2333
active (not slothful)82.646517.2281
reasonable (not deranged)82.215615.454
legit (not scrub)82.224222.493
clean (not perverted)81.732120.526
tasteful (not lewd)81.413520.2332
treasure (not trash)81.449021.795
reassuring (not fearmongering)81.411420.633
nurturing (not poisonous)81.323817.3104
orderly (not chaotic)81.118818.7348
protagonist (not antagonist)81.135419.124
😇 (not 😈)80.917517.777
vintage (not trendy)80.829814.241
down2earth (not head@clouds)80.714621.9349
proper (not scandalous)80.415921.5305
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.343226.130
straightforward (not cryptic)80.114122.6343
high IQ (not low IQ)79.967915.7319
wholesome (not salacious)79.822920.175
loveable (not punchable)79.826022.452
vanilla (not kinky)79.711320.8327
involved (not remote)79.722719.6314
no-nonsense (not dramatic)79.711023.7115
sane (not crazy)79.512120.770
rock (not rap)79.431817.034
tactful (not indiscreet)79.213723.650
tense (not relaxed)79.149917.4351
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.035523.5360
go-getter (not slugabed)79.059922.666
hard-work (not natural-talent)78.914720.745
devout (not heathen)78.88819.8274
chaste (not lustful)78.86117.4299
genuine (not sarcastic)78.819920.7299
wise (not foolish)78.725217.4365
believable (not poorly-written)78.744719.440
humble (not arrogant)78.616119.8318
🌟 (not 💩)78.660923.871
practical (not imaginative)78.528222.3257
egalitarian (not racist)78.581319.149
perceptive (not unobservant)78.573519.448
one-faced (not two-faced)78.540622.841
🧠 (not 💪)78.449919.383
prestigious (not disreputable)78.426222.4316
on-time (not tardy)78.453321.747
angelic (not demonic)78.327517.5313
resourceful (not helpless)78.374323.672
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)78.119522.5277
🤐 (not 😜)78.118122.263
disarming (not creepy)78.031614.9133
statist (not anarchist)78.08622.098
valedictorian (not drop out)78.054018.460
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.054519.152
scientific (not artistic)77.630419.8323
street-smart (not sheltered)77.643321.5280
empath (not psychopath)77.441421.137
inspiring (not cringeworthy)77.325820.748
alert (not oblivious)77.347618.863
night owl (not morning lark)77.236422.5245
frugal (not lavish)77.213619.3290
complimentary (not insulting)77.224816.146
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.250123.067
consistent (not variable)77.219922.533
direct (not roundabout)77.143322.2356
cooperative (not competitive)76.914423.9321
earth (not air)76.918222.234
coordinated (not clumsy)76.859422.9314
giving (not receiving)76.832523.836
compersive (not jealous)76.812818.2294
precise (not vague)76.835620.9201
concrete (not abstract)76.818721.071
pronatalist (not child free)76.67923.0242
methodical (not astonishing)76.521421.3329
neurotypical (not autistic)76.433521.0290
love-focused (not money-focused)76.462421.919
sturdy (not flimsy)76.246924.631
pure (not debased)76.128121.4312
generous (not stingy)76.037018.234
equitable (not hypocritical)75.819323.584
well behaved (not mischievous)75.721823.8375
pro (not noob)75.772023.859
attentive (not interrupting)75.722120.353
classical (not avant-garde)75.618419.847
utilitarian (not decorative)75.326523.267
frank (not sugarcoated)75.358820.117
resolute (not wavering)75.142726.269
bold (not shy)75.0102420.8327
urban (not rural)74.946924.8101
🤠 (not 🤑)74.936025.970
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.947224.5310
deep (not shallow)74.936321.5120
sober (not indulgent)74.813624.8339
permanent (not transient)74.717423.6109
🧗 (not 🛌)74.751123.3108
demanding (not unchallenging)74.676024.037
demure (not vain)74.613021.1298
prideful (not envious)74.543021.050
trusting (not charming)74.48021.6294
realistic (not fantastical)74.334723.433
basic (not hipster)74.331223.4281
overachiever (not underachiever)74.180723.231
private (not gregarious)74.143020.6318
bookish (not sporty)74.065220.3292
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)74.025122.545
badass (not weakass)73.984722.734
sorrowful (not cheery)73.738817.1339
interested (not bored)73.751525.132
😊 (not 🤣)73.637419.887
factual (not poetic)73.633224.850
master (not apprentice)73.467324.7128
normal (not weird)73.312423.3343
wooden (not plastic)73.142621.731
old (not young)73.031115.9337
hurried (not leisurely)73.022320.3344
normie (not freak)73.018021.138
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.931224.765
grateful (not entitled)72.730019.641
curious (not apathetic)72.752124.1343
thrifty (not extravagant)72.523820.031
queen (not princess)72.556024.824
reserved (not chatty)72.438922.5341
healthy (not sickly)72.471121.2296
cautious (not impulsive)72.332222.8378
real (not philosophical)71.937925.4241
chortling (not giggling)71.938822.141
vegan (not cannibal)71.737320.641
tight (not loose)71.559621.435
fixable (not unfixable)71.329321.751
guarded (not open)71.383323.0334
OCD (not ADHD)71.253026.935
intellectual (not physical)71.169022.6340
stable (not moody)71.113724.8311
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.034524.7354
reliable (not experimental)71.043227.347
introspective (not not introspective)70.947925.8101
assertive (not passive)70.782322.8280
brave (not careful)70.560726.7376
obsessed (not aloof)70.548420.9314
frenzied (not sleepy)70.381422.747
opinionated (not jealous)70.377123.431
skeptical (not spiritual)70.275825.1300
warm (not cold)70.156122.7295
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.131919.7116
🐐 (not 🦒)70.131227.583
non-gamer (not gamer)69.957134.733
everyman (not chosen one)69.824029.823
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.734126.3239
🐘 (not 🐀)69.627627.489
literal (not metaphorical)69.638125.9283
open-minded (not close-minded)69.452922.2343
never cries (not often crying)69.359227.530
genius (not dunce)69.377416.8355
mighty (not puny)69.080721.3328
decisive (not hesitant)69.081024.4329
existentialist (not nihilist)68.831422.446
🧐 (not 😎)68.835329.267
concise (not long-winded)68.826528.825
neat (not messy)68.674324.2205
captain (not first-mate)68.661333.5355
tame (not wild)68.630024.4287
pensive (not serene)68.668623.832
nerd (not jock)68.570022.5325
dramatic (not comedic)68.481622.140
📈 (not 📉)68.453528.560
prudish (not flirtatious)68.430321.431
🥾 (not 👟)68.340632.582
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.244125.9322
stoic (not expressive)67.933226.7332
charismatic (not uninspiring)67.9104925.8319
attractive (not repulsive)67.8106519.5306
formal (not intimate)67.845929.7126
traumatized (not flourishing)67.671625.833
efficient (not overprepared)67.659225.040
profound (not ironic)67.525725.431
sad (not happy)67.364819.2336
monastic (not hedonist)67.315722.143
🐴 (not 🦄)67.356129.969
fresh (not stinky)67.390625.286
centrist (not radical)67.316023.435
realistic (not ambitious)66.924028.632
dog person (not cat person)66.845830.828
regular (not zany)66.426525.759
confident (not insecure)66.490523.8319
objective (not subjective)66.420927.041
tautology (not oxymoron)66.45616.017
forgiving (not vengeful)66.259326.4339
sage (not whippersnapper)66.231730.233
triggered (not trolling)66.166117.230
resistant (not resigned)66.093228.1280
communal (not individualist)66.021330.763
preppy (not punk rock)65.976627.031
average (not deviant)65.923028.6200
beautiful (not ugly)65.9125721.575
hoarder (not unprepared)65.858519.5277
fighter (not lover)65.853130.741
low-tech (not high-tech)65.753023.3305
builder (not explorer)65.740726.1317
ranged (not melee)65.629625.539
suspicious (not awkward)65.482425.7315
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.495730.654
washed (not muddy)65.379630.229
conventional (not creative)65.243127.6343
moderate (not extreme)65.129324.7277
transparent (not machiavellian)65.142226.927
mild (not spicy)64.932025.7335
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)64.883631.236
patient (not impatient)64.736024.5107
🎩 (not 🧢)64.768928.867
jaded (not innocent)64.791527.431
warm (not quarrelsome)64.351324.6305
strict (not lenient)64.268826.9312
quiet (not loud)64.155924.4326
💝 (not 💔)64.156930.195
privileged (not oppressed)64.193626.939
interesting (not tiresome)64.0103126.3275
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.041927.124
water (not fire)64.041629.645
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.746829.231
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.644232.3103
high standards (not desperate)63.578830.461
empirical (not theoretical)63.439130.0306
serious (not bold)63.446628.1362
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.438727.8268
🧕 (not 💃)63.424923.398
presidential (not folksy)63.468926.738
haunted (not blissful)63.497229.132
predictable (not quirky)63.441926.629
politically correct (not edgy)63.347227.7305
introvert (not extrovert)63.146525.7311
western (not eastern)63.180034.093
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)63.136333.133
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)63.159825.042
emotional (not unemotional)63.0107222.921
indie (not pop)62.983531.730
macho (not metrosexual)62.341525.049
off-key (not musical)62.260922.634
dominant (not submissive)62.0104125.3348
monochrome (not multicolored)61.860929.972
🐮 (not 🐷)61.859930.091
historical (not modern)61.756924.8210
accepting (not judgemental)61.761627.1223
unassuming (not pretentious)61.740826.572
romantic (not dispassionate)61.6105423.641
doer (not thinker)61.691929.041
bossy (not meek)61.5111924.1330
thin (not thick)61.582526.2181
Coke (not Pepsi)61.434730.437
logical (not emotional)61.357025.2340
miserable (not joyful)61.385922.852
armoured (not vulnerable)61.292226.1270
gloomy (not sunny)61.179421.743
deep (not epic)61.144128.339
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.094826.0192
analysis (not common sense)61.071628.929
intense (not lighthearted)60.9107927.352
subdued (not exuberant)60.942926.236
still (not twitchy)60.940127.640
democratic (not authoritarian)60.876129.9334
eloquent (not unpolished)60.896426.6280
official (not backdoor)60.854929.5329
minimalist (not pack rat)60.864131.253
French (not Russian)60.881124.839
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.5106027.1267
linear (not circular)60.451231.144
independent (not codependent)60.3101731.3329
reasoned (not instinctual)60.248729.9349
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.283728.342
insider (not outsider)59.947230.2224
work-first (not family-first)59.974428.5335
distant (not touchy-feely)59.981825.732
dry (not moist)59.860926.632
low self esteem (not narcissistic)59.647519.845
repetitive (not varied)59.577127.695
corporate (not freelance)59.556530.646
worldly (not innocent)59.2117130.0344
fast (not slow)59.1121423.8308
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)59.173627.781
🤔 (not 🤫)59.182834.071
stoic (not hypochondriac)59.088431.628
luddite (not technophile)58.964624.2257
🥵 (not 🥶)58.880328.030
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.7128227.2321
poor (not rich)58.660119.8307
specialist (not generalist)58.591230.453
mainstream (not arcane)58.448729.0284
glad (not mad)58.459826.352
asexual (not sexual)58.443028.238
opinionated (not neutral)58.3160130.033
🦇 (not 🐿)58.261533.953
good-humored (not angry)58.091323.0290
rugged (not refined)57.969126.5318
feminist (not sexist)57.9119420.674
chill (not offended)57.954126.435
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.763728.346
alpha (not beta)57.6109029.7276
🥰 (not 🙃)57.680930.298
hard (not soft)57.591724.5314
geriatric (not vibrant)57.534526.742
scruffy (not manicured)57.460627.2350
🤖 (not 👻)57.465528.956
👽 (not 🤡)57.382927.960
🏀 (not 🎨)57.163228.234
cheesy (not chic)57.184126.630
traditional (not unorthodox)56.968733.767
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.747624.952
expressive (not monotone)56.7107626.428
rough (not smooth)56.474625.5296
bashful (not exhibitionist)56.446130.241
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.280428.1276
reclusive (not social)56.271124.8119
secretive (not open-book)56.1114528.739
sweet (not bitter)55.987625.8277
winter (not summer)55.981232.827
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.879529.8310
libertarian (not socialist)55.784227.7255
🤺 (not 🏌)55.7135733.382
side character (not main character)55.689930.336
trusting (not suspicious)55.273229.4338
mathematical (not literary)55.259329.2297
humorless (not funny)55.063323.4323
extraordinary (not mundane)55.0129129.9303
political (not nonpolitical)54.9100632.1345
shy (not playful)54.942023.2287
obedient (not rebellious)54.963528.6282
gracious (not feisty)54.745727.6303
always down (not picky)54.758427.723
cocky (not timid)54.4137324.820
ferocious (not pacifist)54.3111126.9315
realist (not idealist)54.391831.660
theist (not atheist)54.262528.839
emancipated (not enslaved)54.1136027.1286
tall (not short)53.8106321.2323
rhythmic (not stuttering)53.8142127.847
slovenly (not stylish)53.561926.2295
Roman (not Greek)53.586632.736
cool (not dorky)53.2107230.265
charming (not awkward)53.1121525.6333
unlucky (not fortunate)53.198826.3329
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.0123525.9283
💀 (not 🎃)52.996731.526
😏 (not 😬)52.8109831.064
impartial (not biased)52.631728.4283
enlightened (not lost)52.682428.342
accommodating (not stubborn)52.643128.840
chivalrous (not businesslike)52.692733.040
naive (not paranoid)52.461923.324
calm (not anxious)52.372726.9317
gatherer (not hunter)52.384230.345
Italian (not Swedish)52.297426.330
rustic (not cultured)52.168228.333
orange (not purple)51.993230.6265
liberal (not conservative)51.8126428.473
rigid (not flexible)51.7109027.0275
simple (not complicated)51.551830.2278
🥳 (not 🥴)51.577328.868
😀 (not 😭)51.595130.167
bright (not depressed)51.498925.4262
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.373827.1275
soft (not hard)51.387727.762
yes-man (not contrarian)51.366630.718
goth (not flower child)51.371423.123
reactive (not proactive)51.3109532.119
🐩 (not 🐒)51.2106827.172
crafty (not scholarly)51.0121129.1341
industrial (not domestic)50.2106230.656
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.7103532.2200
blacksmith (not tailor)50.374928.255
cynical (not gullible)50.4131030.321

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. Richard D. Winters (0.869)
  3. Harold Cooper (0.865)
  4. Davos Seaworth (0.865)
  5. John Diggle (0.863)
  6. Atticus Finch (0.857)
  7. Donald Cragen (0.856)
  8. C. Carwood Lipton (0.855)
  9. Peter Burke (0.852)
  10. William Somerset (0.85)
  1. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.636)
  2. The Deep (-0.635)
  3. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.623)
  4. Roman Roy (-0.606)
  5. Cheryl Tunt (-0.599)
  6. Erlich Bachman (-0.587)
  7. Jeff Portnoy (-0.581)
  8. Zapp Brannigan (-0.58)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.576)
  10. Lisa (-0.569)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with James Gordon to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way James Gordon is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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