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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)91.315111.841
respectful (not rude)90.92511.476
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)90.32617.0356
valedictorian (not drop out)89.411315.3393
civilized (not barbaric)89.08414.263
not genocidal (not genocidal)89.06417.422
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.614113.152
on-time (not tardy)88.114518.950
empath (not psychopath)87.76316.332
competent (not incompetent)87.622813.784
kind (not cruel)87.418518.146
human (not animalistic)87.18315.769
politically correct (not edgy)86.71112.473
nurturing (not poisonous)86.610013.059
high IQ (not low IQ)86.532012.565
🧠 (not 💪)86.216815.1330
normie (not freak)85.71117.735
sensible (not ludicrous)84.95415.058
giving (not receiving)84.98819.131
attentive (not interrupting)84.82515.146
diligent (not lazy)84.753814.455
vanilla (not kinky)84.72821.850
flower child (not goth)84.713615.820
bookish (not sporty)84.625613.951
reasonable (not deranged)84.67916.1420
forgiving (not vengeful)84.57515.960
intellectual (not physical)84.120820.671
altruistic (not selfish)84.011016.398
soft (not hard)83.96614.572
centrist (not radical)83.9518.122
😇 (not 😈)83.79917.9403
generous (not stingy)83.511519.333
tame (not wild)83.32713.880
egalitarian (not racist)83.240716.3313
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.28619.5416
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.938020.251
soulful (not soulless)82.930018.571
English (not German)82.913219.147
workaholic (not slacker)82.943914.568
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.819518.255
angelic (not demonic)82.811317.554
reliable (not experimental)82.89718.646
factual (not exaggerating)82.88014.429
white knight (not bad boy)82.814223.524
tailor (not blacksmith)82.56814.960
romantic (not dispassionate)82.418015.853
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.310415.8349
pacifist (not ferocious)82.24619.277
nerd (not jock)82.226720.573
patient (not impatient)82.15519.883
heroic (not villainous)82.037516.9127
believable (not poorly-written)81.919417.647
proper (not scandalous)81.810218.251
obedient (not rebellious)81.75719.051
modest (not flamboyant)81.59418.151
water (not fire)81.55219.630
manicured (not scruffy)81.438316.961
sheriff (not outlaw)81.215915.7115
wholesome (not salacious)81.217120.3359
lover (not fighter)81.210118.732
honorable (not cunning)81.013219.9119
submissive (not dominant)80.98214.771
traditional (not unorthodox)80.97820.168
perceptive (not unobservant)80.752423.150
moderate (not extreme)80.61518.683
warm (not cold)80.618720.072
treasure (not trash)80.443920.7336
first-mate (not captain)80.318024.168
emotional (not unemotional)80.330721.624
scientific (not artistic)80.220119.462
neat (not messy)80.128221.174
corporate (not freelance)80.113318.149
devoted (not unfaithful)80.158520.324
works hard (not plays hard)79.930919.362
motivated (not unmotivated)79.673816.130
basic (not hipster)79.614020.630
beta (not alpha)79.611621.072
disarming (not creepy)79.620118.1131
sane (not crazy)79.69120.9362
well behaved (not mischievous)79.510524.063
soft (not hard)79.312918.975
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.230123.962
warm (not quarrelsome)79.111419.979
statist (not anarchist)79.06318.4293
important (not irrelevant)79.056421.9344
clean (not perverted)79.034425.133
mature (not juvenile)78.924622.166
loveable (not punchable)78.723123.951
humble (not arrogant)78.513222.045
complimentary (not insulting)78.416722.1108
legit (not scrub)78.236121.8304
orderly (not chaotic)78.124824.553
reasoned (not instinctual)77.96522.699
eloquent (not unpolished)77.834723.250
cautious (not impulsive)77.816021.364
studious (not goof-off)77.647220.9313
gatherer (not hunter)77.615920.051
prestigious (not disreputable)77.526223.353
realistic (not fantastical)77.420022.331
sweet (not bitter)77.321020.047
reassuring (not fearmongering)77.318825.623
rich (not poor)77.140316.047
domestic (not industrial)77.07020.168
fresh (not stinky)77.043020.5286
🐿 (not 🦇)76.919421.4301
vegan (not cannibal)76.915220.439
love-focused (not money-focused)76.946723.824
OCD (not ADHD)76.827719.619
gullible (not cynical)76.710017.233
transparent (not machiavellian)76.59019.824
scholarly (not crafty)76.411217.849
bashful (not exhibitionist)76.33222.528
grateful (not entitled)76.318117.030
washed (not muddy)76.225827.222
protagonist (not antagonist)76.244924.122
mild (not spicy)75.99923.785
rock (not rap)75.947417.018
resourceful (not helpless)75.971123.171
smooth (not rough)75.812521.853
permanent (not transient)75.813622.0100
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)75.813817.549
persistent (not quitter)75.6102923.7368
fixable (not unfixable)75.511020.562
overachiever (not underachiever)75.558927.728
dorky (not cool)75.418321.2335
cooperative (not competitive)75.314426.171
🌟 (not 💩)75.157624.7360
introspective (not not introspective)74.824722.5275
precise (not vague)74.837222.9108
careful (not brave)74.78221.474
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.718823.065
tactful (not indiscreet)74.625823.0396
gracious (not feisty)74.65023.457
refined (not rugged)74.532422.548
interested (not bored)74.537525.632
deep (not shallow)74.430821.9408
practical (not imaginative)74.236726.567
privileged (not oppressed)74.250824.840
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)74.112924.256
pro (not noob)74.063426.5397
accommodating (not stubborn)73.96826.134
methodical (not astonishing)73.827623.054
confidential (not gossiping)73.751127.570
pure (not debased)73.627919.150
preppy (not punk rock)73.441524.356
wise (not foolish)73.433521.080
serious (not bold)73.313919.1121
classical (not avant-garde)73.222020.548
communal (not individualist)73.16421.957
low self esteem (not narcissistic)73.112920.963
conventional (not creative)73.018722.462
gendered (not androgynous)73.086527.965
pointed (not random)73.062023.623
one-faced (not two-faced)72.949328.435
consistent (not variable)72.929126.555
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.842924.921
tasteful (not lewd)72.735923.156
morning lark (not night owl)72.714826.477
meek (not bossy)72.612923.370
compersive (not jealous)72.517820.249
specialist (not generalist)72.523924.962
regular (not zany)72.510123.7309
thinker (not doer)72.59422.536
repetitive (not varied)72.217820.892
straightforward (not cryptic)72.038625.469
demure (not vain)72.017121.954
involved (not remote)71.949024.951
often crying (not never cries)71.921921.431
neurotypical (not autistic)71.858221.855
😊 (not 🤣)71.832925.5355
subdued (not exuberant)71.89419.743
deep (not epic)71.87722.431
everyman (not chosen one)71.615027.225
good-humored (not angry)71.538923.153
accepting (not judgemental)71.426225.062
concrete (not abstract)71.329625.1404
innocent (not jaded)71.114722.521
hard-work (not natural-talent)71.037624.733
🏌 (not 🤺)70.95627.7366
rational (not whimsical)70.844328.365
quiet (not loud)70.827719.555
funny (not humorless)70.844123.057
straight (not queer)70.878226.949
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.849220.0324
🧐 (not 😎)70.724825.5423
feminist (not sexist)70.563222.0268
vintage (not trendy)70.559818.624
triggered (not trolling)70.431623.137
awkward (not suspicious)70.320223.655
stable (not moody)70.311623.942
tense (not relaxed)70.176222.547
predictable (not quirky)69.820322.527
equitable (not hypocritical)69.731025.686
🤔 (not 🤫)69.620427.2324
cultured (not rustic)69.643425.721
touchy-feely (not distant)69.526123.924
French (not Russian)69.429523.731
🎃 (not 💀)69.326431.127
realistic (not ambitious)69.313721.727
driven (not unambitious)69.2108023.1117
beautiful (not ugly)69.289722.2123
trusting (not suspicious)69.125529.268
democratic (not authoritarian)69.134528.355
passive (not assertive)69.012824.0110
sheltered (not street-smart)69.024024.555
sage (not whippersnapper)69.019027.751
monochrome (not multicolored)68.930128.568
tight (not loose)68.858526.043
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.728727.539
curious (not apathetic)68.556823.958
metrosexual (not macho)68.444023.559
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.245823.259
insider (not outsider)68.117925.057
normal (not weird)68.022324.258
master (not apprentice)67.969626.2110
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.943128.266
earth (not air)67.847228.231
introvert (not extrovert)67.725321.953
devout (not heathen)67.734424.848
good-cook (not bad-cook)67.723828.620
builder (not explorer)67.630424.444
attractive (not repulsive)67.583024.970
trusting (not charming)67.519429.059
average (not deviant)67.317225.952
vulnerable (not armoured)67.223327.964
sheeple (not conspiracist)67.17222.9118
utilitarian (not decorative)67.153228.840
official (not backdoor)67.029323.764
🥰 (not 🙃)67.034429.5303
opinionated (not neutral)66.8105324.334
unlucky (not fortunate)66.636125.153
private (not gregarious)66.557127.470
genius (not dunce)66.469721.896
codependent (not independent)66.427128.353
shy (not bold)66.49520.964
yes-man (not contrarian)66.318327.934
hesitant (not decisive)66.215926.472
chaste (not lustful)66.026326.257
mainstream (not arcane)65.620525.145
open-minded (not close-minded)65.453224.757
thin (not thick)65.251218.844
genuine (not sarcastic)64.846428.969
glad (not mad)64.832724.4368
cheesy (not chic)64.845827.021
timid (not cocky)64.618422.029
sensitive (not thick-skinned)64.539125.463
go-getter (not slugabed)64.4106625.0300
🐮 (not 🐷)64.331826.4308
unchallenging (not demanding)64.213923.834
long-winded (not concise)64.230223.119
frugal (not lavish)64.150920.748
active (not slothful)63.9107625.668
opinionated (not jealous)63.686928.531
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.581927.3311
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.436929.6290
non-gamer (not gamer)63.364234.531
lighthearted (not intense)63.225026.553
charismatic (not uninspiring)63.197428.267
sunny (not gloomy)63.144023.435
healthy (not sickly)63.090827.395
presidential (not folksy)62.757230.252
wooden (not plastic)62.778424.931
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.620927.555
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.639826.147
🤐 (not 😜)62.451828.3318
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.254224.9286
👟 (not 🥾)62.148532.2304
dog person (not cat person)61.852534.521
lenient (not strict)61.646129.080
🤠 (not 🤑)61.669828.4351
📈 (not 📉)61.671328.8338
open-book (not secretive)61.632125.162
sober (not indulgent)61.443330.272
geriatric (not vibrant)61.421624.050
prideful (not envious)61.399421.232
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.258433.1361
🐩 (not 🐒)61.256229.8343
rhythmic (not stuttering)61.093525.740
coordinated (not clumsy)60.987729.849
historical (not modern)60.945925.160
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)60.853625.653
existentialist (not nihilist)60.764629.457
ranged (not melee)60.548929.039
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.428126.443
innocent (not worldly)60.228228.464
traumatized (not flourishing)60.276726.745
sturdy (not flimsy)60.289430.443
urban (not rural)60.191728.7305
objective (not subjective)60.034232.576
optimistic (not pessimistic)59.955231.463
hoarder (not unprepared)59.871026.758
serious (not playful)59.780327.247
western (not eastern)59.777132.7311
🛌 (not 🧗)59.634228.9368
masculine (not feminine)59.482224.6124
thrifty (not extravagant)59.358022.224
minimalist (not pack rat)59.257626.9333
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)59.243232.349
indie (not pop)59.276728.525
naive (not paranoid)59.230732.719
inspiring (not cringeworthy)59.172327.170
child free (not pronatalist)59.081329.352
🐴 (not 🦄)59.067133.1371
🤖 (not 👻)58.950628.8291
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.730526.540
monastic (not hedonist)58.635126.6263
obsessed (not aloof)58.586927.733
🥵 (not 🥶)58.559526.824
skeptical (not spiritual)58.499426.961
flexible (not rigid)58.444427.848
reactive (not proactive)58.453929.220
formal (not intimate)58.259029.9318
🎩 (not 🧢)58.268532.1352
🥴 (not 🥳)57.965328.7349
efficient (not overprepared)57.899033.339
🎨 (not 🏀)57.884232.727
puny (not mighty)57.730125.451
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.759027.292
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.556432.161
mundane (not extraordinary)57.130929.471
🧕 (not 💃)57.134127.3344
stoic (not hypochondriac)57.177133.08
🐐 (not 🦒)57.086329.4306
pensive (not serene)56.9117530.831
expressive (not monotone)56.885028.525
alert (not oblivious)56.794327.4378
low-tech (not high-tech)56.565727.460
simple (not complicated)56.532632.167
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.528030.140
frenzied (not sleepy)56.5125425.162
high standards (not desperate)56.587226.338
😬 (not 😏)56.449929.7349
bright (not depressed)56.366526.456
profound (not ironic)56.353830.229
guarded (not open)56.1110027.364
purple (not orange)56.059429.854
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.055829.372
political (not nonpolitical)55.977530.641
social (not reclusive)55.875527.3360
sugarcoated (not frank)55.723929.429
roundabout (not direct)55.433428.762
summer (not winter)55.472232.623
prudish (not flirtatious)55.457228.225
insecure (not confident)55.235925.4119
unassuming (not pretentious)55.249930.2368
enslaved (not emancipated)55.130628.392
chill (not offended)55.149931.545
emotional (not logical)55.075529.461
liberal (not conservative)55.089928.8347
idealist (not realist)54.962232.481
expressive (not stoic)54.884426.043
old (not young)54.855620.152
sexual (not asexual)54.8101125.541
😀 (not 😭)54.766229.8394
interesting (not tiresome)54.6110930.0102
resigned (not resistant)54.517130.4103
sad (not happy)54.488826.072
Greek (not Roman)54.351930.737
mathematical (not literary)54.250931.646
resolute (not wavering)54.2110328.3338
slovenly (not stylish)54.149128.658
literal (not metaphorical)54.197129.267
Swedish (not Italian)53.861226.146
empirical (not theoretical)53.781229.372
slow (not fast)53.634426.053
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.474427.084
anxious (not calm)53.390232.453
queen (not princess)53.393132.218
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.236024.853
twitchy (not still)53.291826.438
factual (not poetic)52.988529.359
chatty (not reserved)52.877228.154
💝 (not 💔)52.778035.2309
enlightened (not lost)52.667430.352
weakass (not badass)52.638026.228
real (not philosophical)52.5106430.363
miserable (not joyful)52.592625.2415
technophile (not luddite)52.470523.291
shy (not playful)52.337226.146
impartial (not biased)52.327928.679
linear (not circular)52.277528.153
tautology (not oxymoron)52.244427.620
tall (not short)52.089821.063
awkward (not charming)51.953827.764
🤡 (not 👽)51.963426.6317
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)51.964829.427
work-first (not family-first)51.777030.367
haunted (not blissful)51.6110028.838
always down (not picky)51.556031.621
libertarian (not socialist)51.4100427.761
giggling (not chortling)51.450329.537
Pepsi (not Coke)51.463232.329
leisurely (not hurried)51.361126.664
sorrowful (not cheery)51.095726.756
atheist (not theist)51.096529.843
🐀 (not 🐘)51.076731.3318
dry (not moist)51.080627.442
off-key (not musical)50.195030.751
dramatic (not comedic)50.5112128.240
analysis (not common sense)50.596436.832

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 (0.892)
  2. Jimmy Palmer (0.862)
  3. Dr. John Watson (0.849)
  4. Ted Mullens (0.849)
  5. Meg March (0.844)
  6. Ann Perkins (0.843)
  7. Francis Mulcahy (0.834)
  8. Ben Wyatt (0.831)
  9. Oliver Hampton (0.831)
  10. Nick Carraway (0.83)
  1. Sid Phillips (-0.711)
  2. Frank Gallagher (-0.705)
  3. Krusty the Clown (-0.7)
  4. Noah Puckerman (-0.697)
  5. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.694)
  6. Eric Cartman (-0.691)
  7. Nelson Muntz (-0.689)
  8. Erlich Bachman (-0.684)
  9. Billy Hargrove (-0.672)
  10. Merle Dixon (-0.672)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.63)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.54)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.41)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.29)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.23)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.21)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.17)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.14)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.11)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.05)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.04)
  12. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.04)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.02)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.06)
  15. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.06)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.1)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.11)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.17)
  19. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.19)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.25)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.28)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.29)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.39)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.42)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.49)


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