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Dr. James Wilson Personality Statistics

Dr. James Wilson is a character from House, M.D.. 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
loyal (not traitorous)91.714011.247
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.3689.159
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)90.32517.1344
not genocidal (not genocidal)90.25116.825
respectful (not rude)90.13513.276
valedictorian (not drop out)89.411115.4381
civilized (not barbaric)88.98514.062
empath (not psychopath)88.24915.737
kind (not cruel)88.016517.749
on-time (not tardy)87.714617.554
human (not animalistic)86.89415.571
nurturing (not poisonous)86.78512.961
🧠 (not 💪)86.516014.6330
competent (not incompetent)86.427615.391
high IQ (not low IQ)86.233912.464
diligent (not lazy)86.049014.163
politically correct (not edgy)85.91113.576
forgiving (not vengeful)85.66516.163
bookish (not sporty)84.926213.755
attentive (not interrupting)84.92715.051
white knight (not bad boy)84.88721.630
flower child (not goth)84.814314.522
vanilla (not kinky)84.72321.453
sensible (not ludicrous)84.74615.460
giving (not receiving)84.79318.334
reasonable (not deranged)84.58816.2415
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.134119.854
soft (not hard)83.96514.375
patient (not impatient)83.94218.690
believable (not poorly-written)83.911415.055
altruistic (not selfish)83.811418.099
tame (not wild)83.82613.480
😇 (not 😈)83.510218.1391
reliable (not experimental)83.58518.154
egalitarian (not racist)83.342615.9311
lover (not fighter)83.27717.835
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.19419.6418
tailor (not blacksmith)83.04914.664
intellectual (not physical)82.925620.474
nerd (not jock)82.727320.180
soulful (not soulless)82.734219.177
pacifist (not ferocious)82.63718.478
romantic (not dispassionate)82.519116.054
workaholic (not slacker)82.447713.774
devoted (not unfaithful)82.450119.031
obedient (not rebellious)82.35818.854
warm (not cold)82.216417.572
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.211116.2335
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.121417.961
generous (not stingy)82.114520.740
angelic (not demonic)82.013518.159
neat (not messy)81.923519.582
proper (not scandalous)81.89017.050
water (not fire)81.84618.735
modest (not flamboyant)81.79818.855
corporate (not freelance)81.79317.958
English (not German)81.617220.756
heroic (not villainous)81.541417.8133
sheriff (not outlaw)81.516015.8112
wholesome (not salacious)81.515220.0357
perceptive (not unobservant)81.548722.458
factual (not exaggerating)81.510219.336
manicured (not scruffy)81.439217.065
first-mate (not captain)81.215623.673
moderate (not extreme)80.81218.583
treasure (not trash)80.845020.2336
submissive (not dominant)80.68515.475
clean (not perverted)80.330424.837
disarming (not creepy)80.318117.9132
rock (not rap)80.225512.524
well behaved (not mischievous)80.19423.070
scientific (not artistic)79.921120.561
beta (not alpha)79.911720.874
traditional (not unorthodox)79.98620.968
OCD (not ADHD)79.616619.222
honorable (not cunning)79.616521.4126
sane (not crazy)79.69820.9355
orderly (not chaotic)79.520922.163
normie (not freak)79.45426.144
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.328723.466
works hard (not plays hard)79.233919.765
complimentary (not insulting)79.016120.7123
statist (not anarchist)79.06318.4289
soft (not hard)78.914019.677
reassuring (not fearmongering)78.814923.228
eloquent (not unpolished)78.631423.459
love-focused (not money-focused)78.644621.633
important (not irrelevant)78.560822.6335
mature (not juvenile)78.427223.073
motivated (not unmotivated)78.484516.635
warm (not quarrelsome)78.312921.481
washed (not muddy)78.222025.224
prestigious (not disreputable)78.223222.960
legit (not scrub)78.135521.9305
emotional (not unemotional)78.140021.729
basic (not hipster)77.518922.932
fresh (not stinky)77.442920.1284
gatherer (not hunter)77.017320.555
humble (not arrogant)76.917422.250
domestic (not industrial)76.97120.169
vegan (not cannibal)76.917120.142
loveable (not punchable)76.830325.453
cooperative (not competitive)76.812524.175
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)76.813017.152
reasoned (not instinctual)76.67723.2100
🐿 (not 🦇)76.623021.4297
mild (not spicy)76.410223.587
practical (not imaginative)76.432224.671
studious (not goof-off)76.453822.0308
cautious (not impulsive)76.319322.368
privileged (not oppressed)76.345223.847
permanent (not transient)76.111921.8102
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)76.135824.829
scholarly (not crafty)76.011319.656
persistent (not quitter)75.9107923.3359
realistic (not fantastical)75.924423.041
introspective (not not introspective)75.822721.9273
fixable (not unfixable)75.810621.866
centrist (not radical)75.73227.227
methodical (not astonishing)75.721621.759
rich (not poor)75.544216.751
🌟 (not 💩)75.561924.6356
bashful (not exhibitionist)75.54025.133
interested (not bored)75.534925.332
sweet (not bitter)75.426222.251
careful (not brave)75.38220.771
dorky (not cool)75.318921.3322
resourceful (not helpless)75.076723.678
precise (not vague)74.936723.1110
morning lark (not night owl)74.911925.377
pointed (not random)74.858324.229
conventional (not creative)74.716321.365
smooth (not rough)74.714122.157
transparent (not machiavellian)74.711520.028
preppy (not punk rock)74.639825.054
grateful (not entitled)74.522519.333
refined (not rugged)74.434421.950
deep (not shallow)74.432522.0395
tactful (not indiscreet)74.326223.2392
pure (not debased)74.326919.652
pro (not noob)74.366126.4394
consistent (not variable)74.126326.158
gracious (not feisty)74.15724.861
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.120122.967
accommodating (not stubborn)74.16624.940
predictable (not quirky)74.011621.535
wise (not foolish)73.832320.684
meek (not bossy)73.812422.870
gullible (not cynical)73.712720.736
overachiever (not underachiever)73.570628.535
cultured (not rustic)73.432025.429
repetitive (not varied)73.116719.895
communal (not individualist)73.16522.162
gendered (not androgynous)72.990528.272
tasteful (not lewd)72.837122.861
compersive (not jealous)72.817320.259
confidential (not gossiping)72.858127.176
subdued (not exuberant)72.88518.448
deep (not epic)72.86421.836
classical (not avant-garde)72.724820.755
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.632923.438
quiet (not loud)72.526718.562
specialist (not generalist)72.423925.369
often crying (not never cries)72.422322.635
serious (not bold)72.216820.3123
regular (not zany)72.111123.8304
😊 (not 🤣)72.036225.3349
demure (not vain)71.917822.660
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)71.917324.959
low self esteem (not narcissistic)71.715522.463
vintage (not trendy)71.759618.726
touchy-feely (not distant)71.723522.623
straight (not queer)71.576326.651
concrete (not abstract)71.529124.8392
thinker (not doer)71.511324.351
🧐 (not 😎)71.424224.8417
tight (not loose)71.251125.152
trusting (not suspicious)71.023127.574
realistic (not ambitious)71.012021.231
🏌 (not 🤺)70.95628.0357
straightforward (not cryptic)70.943626.370
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.948320.3324
protagonist (not antagonist)70.870426.625
democratic (not authoritarian)70.729427.660
feminist (not sexist)70.767922.2264
involved (not remote)70.457125.549
curious (not apathetic)70.452523.662
equitable (not hypocritical)70.330025.485
everyman (not chosen one)70.317426.827
one-faced (not two-faced)70.361931.236
good-humored (not angry)70.244923.059
chivalrous (not businesslike)70.226927.242
accepting (not judgemental)70.029526.063
sheltered (not street-smart)69.822223.965
beautiful (not ugly)69.895321.9130
French (not Russian)69.830523.931
stable (not moody)69.812923.648
rational (not whimsical)69.646929.364
awkward (not suspicious)69.521625.564
🤔 (not 🤫)69.522127.0316
builder (not explorer)69.424723.850
passive (not assertive)69.312624.2111
official (not backdoor)69.224822.766
funny (not humorless)69.151123.365
neurotypical (not autistic)69.072424.755
driven (not unambitious)68.8116523.7116
triggered (not trolling)68.841224.339
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.646323.260
metrosexual (not macho)68.544422.866
sage (not whippersnapper)68.520927.153
🎃 (not 💀)68.327831.732
attractive (not repulsive)68.189325.375
monochrome (not multicolored)68.132728.473
🥰 (not 🙃)67.935429.6304
earth (not air)67.847328.038
cheesy (not chic)67.841125.027
unlucky (not fortunate)67.735723.761
vulnerable (not armoured)67.724427.370
introvert (not extrovert)67.627521.653
normal (not weird)67.424923.959
sheeple (not conspiracist)67.37122.9120
master (not apprentice)67.374125.8115
devout (not heathen)67.237324.754
yes-man (not contrarian)67.215225.834
innocent (not jaded)67.221025.329
insider (not outsider)67.120326.557
tense (not relaxed)67.092926.253
genius (not dunce)66.973621.695
shy (not bold)66.910021.069
average (not deviant)66.817425.855
utilitarian (not decorative)66.756028.443
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.727129.524
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.549027.768
genuine (not sarcastic)66.346028.080
unchallenging (not demanding)66.211723.239
hesitant (not decisive)66.116726.179
sunny (not gloomy)65.942124.238
private (not gregarious)65.464927.672
trusting (not charming)65.226030.361
codependent (not independent)64.929429.855
wooden (not plastic)64.872824.238
mainstream (not arcane)64.722626.348
opinionated (not neutral)64.7119027.038
opinionated (not jealous)64.789729.236
glad (not mad)64.535324.5367
go-getter (not slugabed)64.5113324.8293
🐮 (not 🐷)64.533626.4304
timid (not cocky)64.519322.833
chaste (not lustful)64.032025.964
presidential (not folksy)64.057230.153
healthy (not sickly)63.992727.699
open-minded (not close-minded)63.963925.958
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.985927.4302
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.938325.850
lighthearted (not intense)63.825925.659
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.544125.965
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.338429.7292
self-conscious (not self-assured)63.221626.860
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.649630.961
active (not slothful)62.5119325.873
thin (not thick)62.565021.249
📈 (not 📉)62.571328.4333
🤐 (not 😜)62.354928.4314
👟 (not 🥾)62.351832.3307
frugal (not lavish)62.258522.252
existentialist (not nihilist)62.260527.663
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.1108928.870
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.935731.757
penny-pincher (not overspender)61.859325.1285
🤠 (not 🤑)61.773928.2346
sturdy (not flimsy)61.789830.244
non-gamer (not gamer)61.775533.935
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.659633.0352
🐩 (not 🐒)61.658329.9334
ranged (not melee)61.542627.138
thrifty (not extravagant)61.355623.131
prideful (not envious)61.2106020.535
sober (not indulgent)61.145530.272
historical (not modern)61.148726.366
lenient (not strict)61.050028.984
open-book (not secretive)60.933925.067
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.829024.345
🎨 (not 🏀)60.782830.834
dog person (not cat person)60.756534.721
expressive (not monotone)60.580426.926
coordinated (not clumsy)60.493129.357
geriatric (not vibrant)60.323325.748
obsessed (not aloof)60.282426.140
inspiring (not cringeworthy)59.874927.072
🛌 (not 🧗)59.835129.0365
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)59.757526.758
hoarder (not unprepared)59.676227.561
western (not eastern)59.684632.9304
traumatized (not flourishing)59.685524.942
efficient (not overprepared)59.597533.141
minimalist (not pack rat)59.459926.7326
rhythmic (not stuttering)59.4104726.941
urban (not rural)59.298928.6298
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.058927.495
masculine (not feminine)58.988724.6124
monastic (not hedonist)58.933626.5263
skeptical (not spiritual)58.8104227.766
mundane (not extraordinary)58.728728.877
objective (not subjective)58.741132.777
🐴 (not 🦄)58.674433.4369
innocent (not worldly)58.533329.170
simple (not complicated)58.529332.272
🤖 (not 👻)58.552029.0295
long-winded (not concise)58.548426.321
formal (not intimate)58.461430.2321
picky (not always down)58.274129.126
🎩 (not 🧢)58.172632.2342
serious (not playful)57.787826.658
Greek (not Roman)57.534028.442
🥴 (not 🥳)57.472028.8350
indie (not pop)57.490629.828
🧕 (not 💃)57.335027.0335
claustrophobic (not spelunker)57.235524.844
provincial (not cosmopolitan)57.154429.775
expressive (not stoic)57.085725.646
roundabout (not direct)56.929329.065
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.861631.268
pensive (not serene)56.7123331.434
social (not reclusive)56.677827.1363
alert (not oblivious)56.698527.3373
🐐 (not 🦒)56.694129.6294
emotional (not logical)56.577829.365
low-tech (not high-tech)56.571327.061
insecure (not confident)56.436025.2123
factual (not poetic)56.381228.968
Swedish (not Italian)56.256826.548
puny (not mighty)56.134726.351
😬 (not 😏)56.151129.9345
chill (not offended)56.150330.853
idealist (not realist)56.063633.088
purple (not orange)55.863230.357
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.833229.642
anxious (not calm)55.789232.858
flexible (not rigid)55.655429.257
sexual (not asexual)55.6107225.443
🥵 (not 🥶)55.677430.029
profound (not ironic)55.561630.234
child free (not pronatalist)55.499930.257
frenzied (not sleepy)55.4137926.163
empirical (not theoretical)55.378129.875
sad (not happy)55.393625.575
old (not young)55.257021.056
princess (not queen)55.250833.525
literal (not metaphorical)55.197430.773
interesting (not tiresome)55.1117529.7105
unassuming (not pretentious)55.153630.2363
😀 (not 😭)55.168329.8389
political (not nonpolitical)55.085331.544
liberal (not conservative)54.897028.7342
weakass (not badass)54.835625.736
high standards (not desperate)54.896827.145
shy (not playful)54.733726.951
guarded (not open)54.5120927.263
Pepsi (not Coke)54.548433.533
enslaved (not emancipated)54.333728.094
naive (not paranoid)54.346931.424
resolute (not wavering)54.2118628.3334
haunted (not blissful)54.2109127.642
slow (not fast)53.934826.257
bright (not depressed)53.876827.763
enlightened (not lost)53.867230.457
💝 (not 💔)53.779935.3310
prudish (not flirtatious)53.664729.530
slovenly (not stylish)53.452229.865
resigned (not resistant)53.420330.1102
hypochondriac (not stoic)53.355630.214
real (not philosophical)52.6112929.964
comedic (not dramatic)52.646727.448
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)52.467928.735
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.385627.589
miserable (not joyful)52.397325.2416
tall (not short)52.195721.164
impartial (not biased)52.129128.585
dry (not moist)52.179327.142
chatty (not reserved)52.082028.162
🤡 (not 👽)51.967226.5309
circular (not linear)51.874627.954
giggling (not chortling)51.852631.339
uncreative (not open to new experinces)51.741225.458
atheist (not theist)51.6100929.242
summer (not winter)51.685030.727
tautology (not oxymoron)51.547627.121
leisurely (not hurried)51.364727.066
🐀 (not 🐘)51.378131.3314
musical (not off-key)51.369230.955
sugarcoated (not frank)51.333129.633
charming (not awkward)51.2107928.770
libertarian (not socialist)51.2105227.867
analysis (not common sense)51.299334.836
reactive (not proactive)51.294229.024
technophile (not luddite)51.077223.8100
literary (not mathematical)50.9104730.649
sorrowful (not cheery)50.8102127.261
still (not twitchy)50.265025.540
work-first (not family-first)50.782130.566

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Timothy McGee (0.899)
  2. Jimmy Palmer (0.869)
  3. Ted Mullens (0.851)
  4. Dr. John Watson (0.849)
  5. Meg March (0.848)
  6. Ann Perkins (0.845)
  7. Francis Mulcahy (0.837)
  8. Kevin Ryan (0.836)
  9. Oliver Hampton (0.835)
  10. Nick Carraway (0.834)
  1. Sid Phillips (-0.71)
  2. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.704)
  3. Frank Gallagher (-0.704)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.702)
  5. Noah Puckerman (-0.697)
  6. Eric Cartman (-0.697)
  7. Nelson Muntz (-0.69)
  8. Erlich Bachman (-0.684)
  9. Billy Hargrove (-0.682)
  10. Merle Dixon (-0.674)

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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