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James Gordon Descriptive Personality Statistics

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James Gordon is a character from Gotham.

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
persistent (not quitter)91.921812.333
diligent (not lazy)91.42159.725
workaholic (not slacker)90.514113.943
main character (not side character)89.619810.916
masculine (not feminine)89.217510.840
active (not slothful)87.619415.952
🧗 (not 🛌)86.813713.331
bold (not shy)86.645415.527
demanding (not unchallenging)86.424012.135
dominant (not submissive)85.233019.325
motivated (not unmotivated)85.260320.532
go-getter (not slugabed)85.025015.134
resourceful (not helpless)84.938118.128
tense (not relaxed)84.824919.037
important (not irrelevant)83.844622.329
overachiever (not underachiever)82.640615.642
captain (not first-mate)82.527321.854
perceptive (not unobservant)82.352724.024
alpha (not beta)82.237218.662
confidential (not gossiping)81.634722.237
heroic (not villainous)81.449217.122
disarming (not creepy)81.315916.320
consistent (not variable)81.29119.728
scientific (not artistic)81.121913.635
studious (not goof-off)81.044620.124
sorrowful (not cheery)80.914712.727
assertive (not passive)80.941921.139
pro (not noob)80.453222.435
pointed (not random)80.440119.940
serious (not playful)80.334019.138
work-first (not family-first)79.926119.341
gendered (not androgynous)79.961430.530
beautiful (not ugly)79.877521.231
self-disciplined (not disorganized)79.360419.241
independent (not codependent)79.136321.529
on-time (not tardy)78.851522.641
brave (not careful)78.629120.728
straight (not queer)78.650630.319
🏀 (not 🎨)78.622624.134
rational (not whimsical)78.427226.234
clean (not perverted)78.444822.533
utilitarian (not decorative)78.315922.229
basic (not hipster)78.218719.327
loyal (not traitorous)78.185422.029
coordinated (not clumsy)78.153017.534
master (not apprentice)77.952119.731
hunter (not gatherer)77.833830.730
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.648323.034
dramatic (not comedic)77.640820.046
competent (not incompetent)77.575624.828
devoted (not unfaithful)77.589628.219
involved (not remote)77.431128.726
non-gamer (not gamer)77.328925.638
distant (not touchy-feely)77.226516.417
high IQ (not low IQ)77.283919.418
formal (not intimate)77.219816.352
intense (not lighthearted)77.151423.433
bossy (not meek)77.062320.333
literal (not metaphorical)77.012819.428
guarded (not open)76.960516.928
patriotic (not unpatriotic)76.932320.838
protagonist (not antagonist)76.956424.614
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)76.820526.415
not genocidal (not genocidal)76.858830.922
concrete (not abstract)76.718922.627
🐴 (not 🦄)76.623225.225
egalitarian (not racist)76.591921.527
tight (not loose)76.538416.329
skeptical (not spiritual)76.447421.735
works hard (not plays hard)76.449626.037
legit (not scrub)76.452220.027
secretive (not open-book)76.445823.942
stubborn (not accommodating)76.362925.735
winter (not summer)76.323322.420
practical (not imaginative)76.237227.227
normie (not freak)76.112022.745
neurotypical (not autistic)75.937724.625
permanent (not transient)75.914325.623
badass (not weakass)75.878424.135
valedictorian (not drop out)75.463926.438
haunted (not blissful)75.149719.938
prideful (not envious)75.139818.450
fighter (not lover)75.025721.645
treasure (not trash)74.986630.927
strict (not lenient)74.937522.825
human (not animalistic)74.967026.927
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.724425.019
mighty (not puny)74.658321.124
kind (not cruel)74.675817.549
hurried (not leisurely)74.417827.630
factual (not exaggerating)74.428623.339
confident (not insecure)74.362022.526
interested (not bored)74.348624.145
driven (not unambitious)74.1112130.432
obsessed (not aloof)73.938517.428
doer (not thinker)73.940120.834
normal (not weird)73.711627.130
attractive (not repulsive)73.784628.438
sad (not happy)73.735020.645
vintage (not trendy)73.561020.738
white knight (not bad boy)73.548024.528
English (not German)73.475827.339
🐩 (not 🐒)73.334823.925
miserable (not joyful)73.239820.830
curious (not apathetic)73.150619.335
healthy (not sickly)73.167922.638
mature (not juvenile)73.049222.033
preppy (not punk rock)72.753923.731
realistic (not fantastical)72.641625.438
resistant (not resigned)72.455526.329
resolute (not wavering)72.354727.819
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.339024.847
presidential (not folksy)72.339621.029
earth (not air)72.235228.827
jaded (not innocent)72.065823.021
queen (not princess)71.958024.323
🤺 (not 🏌)71.571426.030
opinionated (not neutral)71.5109627.040
reliable (not experimental)71.342528.722
triggered (not trolling)71.336620.829
honorable (not cunning)71.250025.231
fast (not slow)71.272222.038
fresh (not stinky)71.176529.926
armoured (not vulnerable)71.058225.934
charismatic (not uninspiring)71.089224.826
rock (not rap)71.093123.724
🤐 (not 😜)70.939226.127
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)70.623926.937
sensible (not ludicrous)70.551421.140
official (not backdoor)70.525524.532
urban (not rural)70.568928.536
direct (not roundabout)70.372529.232
decisive (not hesitant)70.376224.338
complicated (not simple)70.371525.830
manicured (not scruffy)70.380726.333
straightforward (not cryptic)70.155528.139
alert (not oblivious)70.174327.328
private (not gregarious)69.961024.034
factual (not poetic)69.945424.832
🤖 (not 👻)69.924929.521
frank (not sugarcoated)69.985925.025
reserved (not chatty)69.745827.725
cool (not dorky)69.653715.528
real (not philosophical)69.549327.933
soulful (not soulless)69.399925.826
dog person (not cat person)69.139030.719
altruistic (not selfish)69.058627.239
never cries (not often crying)68.960529.429
sheriff (not outlaw)68.848826.331
pensive (not serene)68.867524.925
introspective (not not introspective)68.759428.838
gloomy (not sunny)68.557524.127
monotone (not expressive)68.322030.223
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.258326.831
off-key (not musical)68.234827.646
modest (not flamboyant)68.156327.828
civilized (not barbaric)68.185819.828
charming (not awkward)68.073027.027
mainstream (not arcane)68.017727.122
🥾 (not 👟)68.041132.831
reasonable (not deranged)67.961922.831
sturdy (not flimsy)67.980627.823
impulsive (not cautious)67.855524.532
chortling (not giggling)67.858526.429
orderly (not chaotic)67.660922.644
tasteful (not lewd)67.570125.326
suspicious (not awkward)67.573322.330
statist (not anarchist)67.240829.034
rigid (not flexible)67.153228.731
conventional (not creative)67.038530.132
classical (not avant-garde)67.049325.034
opinionated (not jealous)66.896031.826
street-smart (not sheltered)66.679028.629
linear (not circular)66.424126.221
traumatized (not flourishing)66.277825.232
giving (not receiving)66.176028.918
vanilla (not kinky)66.047828.136
politically correct (not edgy)65.938521.631
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.950623.030
macho (not metrosexual)65.933930.422
OCD (not ADHD)65.975724.538
cultured (not rustic)65.967026.923
hard (not soft)65.866020.935
fire (not water)65.677933.039
existentialist (not nihilist)65.552727.432
frenzied (not sleepy)65.4111926.934
wooden (not plastic)65.482824.632
precise (not vague)65.383526.721
🤔 (not 🤫)65.247235.332
generous (not stingy)64.980624.129
😊 (not 🤣)64.874920.428
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.762828.351
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)64.752227.438
flower child (not goth)64.781329.123
regular (not zany)64.631027.521
instinctual (not reasoned)64.566829.731
methodical (not astonishing)64.571528.927
humble (not arrogant)64.450928.930
chosen one (not everyman)64.460323.014
washed (not muddy)64.483425.328
Roman (not Greek)64.228423.717
deliberate (not spontaneous)64.187928.539
quarrelsome (not warm)64.069421.929
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)64.034325.929
attentive (not interrupting)64.060426.640
love-focused (not money-focused)64.0104128.028
angry (not good-humored)63.949122.838
🤠 (not 🤑)63.983231.134
💀 (not 🎃)63.960332.126
reassuring (not fearmongering)63.974428.022
emancipated (not enslaved)63.891330.123
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.891228.630
rhythmic (not stuttering)63.7105927.124
empath (not psychopath)63.792826.422
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.672218.632
pretentious (not unassuming)63.568025.330
🦇 (not 🐿)63.547428.125
dry (not moist)63.546128.930
cynical (not gullible)63.586724.221
impatient (not patient)63.386323.936
political (not nonpolitical)63.267231.831
prestigious (not disreputable)63.187428.430
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.083925.925
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)62.963628.323
knowledgeable (not ignorant)62.9112229.727
respectful (not rude)62.887029.519
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.879428.520
analysis (not common sense)62.864727.622
sane (not crazy)62.558425.237
privileged (not oppressed)62.499427.827
contrarian (not yes-man)62.482930.020
genius (not dunce)62.3104623.242
low-tech (not high-tech)62.362927.525
believable (not poorly-written)62.3154231.628
cheesy (not chic)62.365426.923
self-destructive (not self-improving)62.266828.333
fixable (not unfixable)62.277628.843
spelunker (not claustrophobic)62.173826.923
rough (not smooth)62.059328.836
deep (not shallow)62.088829.028
offended (not chill)62.075625.769
hard (not soft)61.978128.733
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.855734.334
😇 (not 😈)61.873826.235
frugal (not lavish)61.771831.619
ranged (not melee)61.750527.024
🐐 (not 🦒)61.680031.646
mad (not glad)61.577727.925
high standards (not desperate)61.586225.745
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.260933.441
young (not old)61.1103720.530
🧐 (not 😎)61.157632.131
🐘 (not 🐀)61.156931.224
worldly (not innocent)61.0112024.839
extreme (not moderate)61.097025.330
sexual (not asexual)61.0105431.420
lost (not enlightened)60.669326.932
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)60.437431.936
profound (not ironic)60.452824.621
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.373326.229
neat (not messy)60.398828.230
grateful (not entitled)60.369226.227
cocky (not timid)60.3120023.825
mathematical (not literary)60.244432.620
humorless (not funny)60.249324.939
extraordinary (not mundane)60.2113033.144
wild (not tame)60.195130.148
🥴 (not 🥳)60.173725.135
paranoid (not naive)60.185630.224
logical (not emotional)60.061231.929
monastic (not hedonist)60.036830.825
📈 (not 📉)60.0101031.043
predictable (not quirky)60.054729.828
competitive (not cooperative)59.898929.229
sporty (not bookish)59.658225.726
specialist (not generalist)59.586130.724
Russian (not French)59.540525.127
minimalist (not pack rat)59.472134.123
outsider (not insider)59.272426.038
tall (not short)59.190123.346
compersive (not jealous)59.168927.642
interesting (not tiresome)58.9126428.747
judgemental (not accepting)58.877626.321
atheist (not theist)58.894327.324
libertarian (not socialist)58.664627.024
repetitive (not varied)58.682930.324
expressive (not stoic)58.594529.928
feisty (not gracious)58.5115430.726
monochrome (not multicolored)58.571532.830
eloquent (not unpolished)58.4102925.338
twitchy (not still)58.495529.532
night owl (not morning lark)58.397627.638
open-minded (not close-minded)58.397928.229
sober (not indulgent)58.265129.527
🧠 (not 💪)58.2122528.335
😏 (not 😬)58.286535.231
angelic (not demonic)58.195722.325
feminist (not sexist)58.1118828.235
🧕 (not 💃)58.138726.226
western (not eastern)58.0116234.127
tactful (not indiscreet)58.0104633.526
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.9109530.329
good-cook (not bad-cook)57.766727.636
moody (not stable)57.6112629.639
🥶 (not 🥵)57.555230.821
epic (not deep)57.467829.454
one-faced (not two-faced)57.4114528.534
devout (not heathen)57.284625.925
pronatalist (not child free)57.145728.031
depressed (not bright)57.071629.529
prudish (not flirtatious)57.066827.821
stylish (not slovenly)56.9109729.126
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.981431.028
🌟 (not 💩)56.9139231.818
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.992132.727
jock (not nerd)56.870029.429
wise (not foolish)56.797225.931
complimentary (not insulting)56.791424.525
🙃 (not 🥰)56.771528.336
geriatric (not vibrant)56.637529.439
concise (not long-winded)56.576830.828
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)56.3109731.826
ferocious (not pacifist)56.2106829.735
playful (not shy)56.2126926.630
scholarly (not crafty)56.261732.031
vengeful (not forgiving)56.183825.226
bitter (not sweet)56.182024.232
domestic (not industrial)56.169229.425
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.060834.930
corporate (not freelance)56.065734.738
efficient (not overprepared)55.9134830.730
machiavellian (not transparent)55.978430.414
rebellious (not obedient)55.8112233.322
wholesome (not salacious)55.8101028.725
unlucky (not fortunate)55.787331.320
average (not deviant)55.755131.021
extrovert (not introvert)55.699626.232
pessimistic (not optimistic)55.683626.821
cold (not warm)55.675525.426
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.679227.330
extravagant (not thrifty)55.678230.129
centrist (not radical)55.661931.520
luddite (not technophile)55.480525.420
vegan (not cannibal)55.493028.432
exhibitionist (not bashful)55.2111829.228
builder (not explorer)55.177229.031
communal (not individualist)55.157036.031
trusting (not suspicious)55.073835.335
rich (not poor)55.0107116.718
reactive (not proactive)55.088537.835
anxious (not calm)54.9107528.529
serious (not bold)54.973330.726
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.938131.124
mysterious (not unambiguous)54.977033.240
🧢 (not 🎩)54.484931.529
loveable (not punchable)54.4119428.532
💝 (not 💔)54.395330.630
romantic (not dispassionate)54.2133426.946
emotional (not unemotional)54.1136730.620
pop (not indie)54.052527.113
loud (not quiet)53.996625.922
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.984233.426
well behaved (not mischievous)53.875230.929
picky (not always down)53.8105032.021
genuine (not sarcastic)53.795926.533
historical (not modern)53.677824.531
reclusive (not social)53.578430.823
👽 (not 🤡)53.5101228.226
🐷 (not 🐮)53.552930.241
😭 (not 😀)53.487427.239
poisonous (not nurturing)53.369527.426
conservative (not liberal)53.259934.830
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)53.1103529.149
chaste (not lustful)53.075328.834
spicy (not mild)53.0120429.430
vain (not demure)53.093124.122
democratic (not authoritarian)52.9105432.137
equitable (not hypocritical)52.8101135.052
tailor (not blacksmith)52.8119030.927
physical (not intellectual)52.665229.119
hoarder (not unprepared)52.5121030.923
rugged (not refined)52.481427.331
scandalous (not proper)52.397530.327
biased (not impartial)52.2152327.328
sage (not whippersnapper)51.989926.228
Pepsi (not Coke)51.975732.635
subdued (not exuberant)51.874624.327
open to new experinces (not uncreative)51.7147525.423
pure (not debased)51.6105028.850
unorthodox (not traditional)51.6110732.326
ambitious (not realistic)51.6123133.237
thick (not thin)51.571727.053
trusting (not charming)51.487224.222
tautology (not oxymoron)51.358122.014
purple (not orange)51.298430.931
idealist (not realist)51.293036.429
Swedish (not Italian)51.092236.115
theoretical (not empirical)50.177331.140
spontaneous (not scheduled)50.885732.929
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.888431.128
subjective (not objective)50.2105333.325

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. Jack Shephard (0.853)
  2. Kate Beckett (0.851)
  3. Aaron Hotchner (0.834)
  4. Elliot Stabler (0.831)
  5. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (0.821)
  6. Rick Grimes (0.82)
  7. Jack Crawford (0.812)
  8. Chloe Decker (0.807)
  9. Teresa Lisbon (0.807)
  10. William Adama (0.806)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.51)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.503)
  3. Jake Harper (-0.475)
  4. Karen Smith (-0.45)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.446)
  6. Oscar Bluth (-0.438)
  7. Connor Roy (-0.432)
  8. Bob Pinciotti (-0.427)
  9. Tobias Funke (-0.426)
  10. Ling (-0.423)

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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