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Dr. James Wilson Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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)92.014310.951
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.2889.662
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)90.33117.1344
respectful (not rude)90.24113.081
empath (not psychopath)89.54015.242
valedictorian (not drop out)89.412515.7386
civilized (not barbaric)88.910214.062
kind (not cruel)88.418017.254
on-time (not tardy)88.016417.356
human (not animalistic)87.38815.275
nurturing (not poisonous)87.29812.864
not genocidal (not genocidal)87.014419.931
🧠 (not 💪)86.718814.6339
diligent (not lazy)86.354413.966
high IQ (not low IQ)86.239612.464
politically correct (not edgy)85.91313.378
competent (not incompetent)85.835316.593
forgiving (not vengeful)85.77816.064
sensible (not ludicrous)85.05015.362
white knight (not bad boy)84.710419.642
vanilla (not kinky)84.63320.757
reasonable (not deranged)84.610516.2417
bookish (not sporty)84.531713.959
giving (not receiving)84.511617.339
altruistic (not selfish)84.411517.5107
believable (not poorly-written)84.014114.956
patient (not impatient)83.95418.690
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.841921.260
reliable (not experimental)83.78818.055
tame (not wild)83.63113.581
😇 (not 😈)83.513218.1394
attentive (not interrupting)83.44818.356
soft (not hard)83.38914.778
egalitarian (not racist)83.351715.9311
water (not fire)83.14416.947
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.011319.7420
tailor (not blacksmith)83.06014.664
pacifist (not ferocious)82.84918.181
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.822717.665
soulful (not soulless)82.739719.080
intellectual (not physical)82.629820.679
nerd (not jock)82.630619.983
generous (not stingy)82.416219.944
obedient (not rebellious)82.46418.857
proper (not scandalous)82.311316.952
romantic (not dispassionate)82.323215.858
flower child (not goth)82.223616.532
warm (not cold)82.219817.572
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.212916.2336
workaholic (not slacker)82.058213.977
perceptive (not unobservant)82.054222.061
angelic (not demonic)81.916618.060
factual (not exaggerating)81.811919.138
corporate (not freelance)81.711117.760
English (not German)81.621320.756
wholesome (not salacious)81.517919.9360
reassuring (not fearmongering)81.511122.433
heroic (not villainous)81.349917.7136
manicured (not scruffy)81.345216.767
moderate (not extreme)81.11718.485
lover (not fighter)81.112520.137
submissive (not dominant)81.19615.478
sheriff (not outlaw)81.118816.4113
first-mate (not captain)81.118523.375
modest (not flamboyant)81.013419.262
treasure (not trash)80.953020.1341
well behaved (not mischievous)80.411922.574
disarming (not creepy)80.420017.9134
neat (not messy)80.432521.688
traditional (not unorthodox)80.29920.969
scientific (not artistic)79.924820.263
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.831722.870
beta (not alpha)79.813820.775
normie (not freak)79.84825.746
sane (not crazy)79.611820.9356
honorable (not cunning)79.520521.2131
orderly (not chaotic)79.424822.267
clean (not perverted)79.242124.747
works hard (not plays hard)79.040219.766
statist (not anarchist)79.07218.3292
motivated (not unmotivated)78.9100316.337
love-focused (not money-focused)78.952922.639
washed (not muddy)78.725922.433
eloquent (not unpolished)78.736023.361
complimentary (not insulting)78.720220.8124
soft (not hard)78.618020.280
mature (not juvenile)78.631522.677
important (not irrelevant)78.573422.6336
rock (not rap)78.538512.333
prestigious (not disreputable)78.326422.861
devoted (not unfaithful)78.385526.938
basic (not hipster)78.318222.534
legit (not scrub)78.241321.9306
warm (not quarrelsome)77.816622.086
loveable (not punchable)77.733025.355
fresh (not stinky)77.551220.1285
reasoned (not instinctual)77.08923.1103
cooperative (not competitive)76.814724.175
gatherer (not hunter)76.819420.359
🐿 (not 🦇)76.726421.4298
mild (not spicy)76.611623.290
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)76.615217.554
emotional (not unemotional)76.653422.932
cautious (not impulsive)76.523222.070
domestic (not industrial)76.58820.270
studious (not goof-off)76.562022.0311
practical (not imaginative)76.436524.572
scholarly (not crafty)76.313119.961
vegan (not cannibal)76.321920.146
humble (not arrogant)76.221921.858
permanent (not transient)76.213421.7103
fixable (not unfixable)76.211121.668
methodical (not astonishing)76.123421.860
preppy (not punk rock)76.040524.559
sweet (not bitter)75.930522.053
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)75.943325.134
introspective (not not introspective)75.827421.9273
persistent (not quitter)75.8127423.4361
rich (not poor)75.551816.553
OCD (not ADHD)75.534522.530
🌟 (not 💩)75.475924.5358
cultured (not rustic)75.430123.736
gullible (not cynical)75.313720.041
careful (not brave)75.39220.771
dorky (not cool)75.321021.2324
bashful (not exhibitionist)75.25324.141
pointed (not random)75.265423.731
grateful (not entitled)75.224219.035
resourceful (not helpless)75.090123.678
interested (not bored)75.044824.635
privileged (not oppressed)74.955624.949
smooth (not rough)74.917621.660
morning lark (not night owl)74.913625.377
refined (not rugged)74.838321.852
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.721022.670
transparent (not machiavellian)74.713624.437
conventional (not creative)74.619321.266
pure (not debased)74.631819.755
precise (not vague)74.643923.3111
tactful (not indiscreet)74.528823.2396
consistent (not variable)74.529526.363
vintage (not trendy)74.556017.933
accommodating (not stubborn)74.57024.742
centrist (not radical)74.54526.937
pro (not noob)74.476726.3397
deep (not shallow)74.438022.0397
gracious (not feisty)74.37024.165
meek (not bossy)74.014222.871
predictable (not quirky)73.912721.948
wise (not foolish)73.837720.585
quiet (not loud)73.729618.368
realistic (not fantastical)73.737025.145
communal (not individualist)73.58422.064
repetitive (not varied)73.418419.797
thinker (not doer)73.111924.056
confidential (not gossiping)73.069527.077
tasteful (not lewd)72.943922.563
deep (not epic)72.97820.541
classical (not avant-garde)72.927120.558
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.936422.741
protagonist (not antagonist)72.976525.730
serious (not bold)72.818920.3127
touchy-feely (not distant)72.825924.629
realistic (not ambitious)72.512020.535
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)72.418424.363
regular (not zany)72.212823.7308
gendered (not androgynous)72.1109328.775
subdued (not exuberant)72.112418.949
trusting (not suspicious)72.024327.178
specialist (not generalist)72.030325.473
😊 (not 🤣)72.044125.3350
compersive (not jealous)71.924221.164
overachiever (not underachiever)71.991129.640
straight (not queer)71.783726.254
tight (not loose)71.659425.053
low self esteem (not narcissistic)71.618322.166
concrete (not abstract)71.534324.7393
democratic (not authoritarian)71.432727.064
🧐 (not 😎)71.328224.9418
good-humored (not angry)71.251323.261
patriotic (not unpatriotic)71.055520.2328
one-faced (not two-faced)70.969631.037
🏌 (not 🤺)70.86828.0358
cheesy (not chic)70.837623.335
demure (not vain)70.724723.163
feminist (not sexist)70.782722.1266
often crying (not never cries)70.628221.846
curious (not apathetic)70.463523.662
sheltered (not street-smart)70.325323.967
equitable (not hypocritical)70.336225.485
French (not Russian)70.235123.534
everyman (not chosen one)70.122929.034
accepting (not judgemental)69.936425.665
builder (not explorer)69.925923.253
beautiful (not ugly)69.8114321.9130
involved (not remote)69.769625.750
rational (not whimsical)69.655329.364
official (not backdoor)69.627522.771
straightforward (not cryptic)69.459626.974
awkward (not suspicious)69.425525.468
🤔 (not 🤫)69.427627.1318
passive (not assertive)69.314824.2111
highbrow (not lowbrow)69.249023.162
stable (not moody)68.817424.449
funny (not humorless)68.859623.568
yes-man (not contrarian)68.814825.744
innocent (not jaded)68.821724.838
metrosexual (not macho)68.752022.171
🎃 (not 💀)68.632030.737
earth (not air)68.550027.442
driven (not unambitious)68.3139024.1120
triggered (not trolling)68.353324.240
devout (not heathen)68.241423.959
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.137727.847
monochrome (not multicolored)68.139728.075
sage (not whippersnapper)68.126027.357
tense (not relaxed)68.0104325.956
attractive (not repulsive)68.0106125.278
vulnerable (not armoured)67.927527.074
🥰 (not 🙃)67.942229.6304
insider (not outsider)67.722126.758
sheeple (not conspiracist)67.67222.8124
master (not apprentice)67.385426.0120
neurotypical (not autistic)67.290126.359
unlucky (not fortunate)67.044924.162
genius (not dunce)66.886821.596
average (not deviant)66.820726.358
hesitant (not decisive)66.718326.181
normal (not weird)66.629224.162
sunny (not gloomy)66.648824.041
shy (not bold)66.512620.873
introvert (not extrovert)66.536222.456
codependent (not independent)66.330829.759
side character (not main character)66.259029.230
genuine (not sarcastic)66.158327.988
unchallenging (not demanding)66.114422.941
private (not gregarious)65.976827.275
wooden (not plastic)65.880623.049
trusting (not charming)65.728530.063
opinionated (not jealous)65.7100828.439
utilitarian (not decorative)65.670129.146
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.560228.669
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.743425.353
mainstream (not arcane)64.627426.451
glad (not mad)64.542624.7371
go-getter (not slugabed)64.4134525.0297
opinionated (not neutral)64.4139926.441
🐮 (not 🐷)64.344126.4305
open-minded (not close-minded)64.275025.859
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.198927.4306
lighthearted (not intense)64.030125.663
presidential (not folksy)64.066630.153
chaste (not lustful)63.939225.766
non-gamer (not gamer)63.979533.243
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.750125.866
good-cook (not bad-cook)63.643329.529
timid (not cocky)63.623824.137
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.345329.6293
frugal (not lavish)63.265622.055
optimistic (not pessimistic)63.257831.062
healthy (not sickly)63.1110627.9101
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.926227.163
existentialist (not nihilist)62.968227.268
ranged (not melee)62.645326.841
active (not slothful)62.5142225.873
🤐 (not 😜)62.465928.3315
📈 (not 📉)62.488628.4336
sturdy (not flimsy)62.4102830.345
👟 (not 🥾)62.261132.3308
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.1130228.870
prideful (not envious)62.1120420.038
historical (not modern)62.056226.468
sober (not indulgent)61.852930.174
thin (not thick)61.881621.351
penny-pincher (not overspender)61.869925.1285
🤠 (not 🤑)61.890728.1349
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.870932.9356
🐩 (not 🐒)61.868529.8338
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.344531.958
long-winded (not concise)61.244324.330
coordinated (not clumsy)60.8108628.861
geriatric (not vibrant)60.726425.649
open-book (not secretive)60.740524.969
princess (not queen)60.744732.035
lenient (not strict)60.560528.886
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.535423.948
inspiring (not cringeworthy)60.387327.273
traumatized (not flourishing)60.3100924.544
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)59.765226.460
🛌 (not 🧗)59.740128.9367
hoarder (not unprepared)59.590427.666
western (not eastern)59.5104832.8305
minimalist (not pack rat)59.570926.7329
efficient (not overprepared)59.5112833.141
urban (not rural)59.2115628.6298
monastic (not hedonist)59.240426.6266
expressive (not monotone)59.299127.728
innocent (not worldly)58.938428.872
obsessed (not aloof)58.9104726.744
rhythmic (not stuttering)58.9126526.842
skeptical (not spiritual)58.8122027.868
mundane (not extraordinary)58.633729.380
objective (not subjective)58.549233.079
🤖 (not 👻)58.562128.9296
🐴 (not 🦄)58.587233.4370
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.436624.647
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.372127.498
formal (not intimate)58.373030.2322
pensive (not serene)58.3134031.139
serious (not playful)58.2102426.659
🎩 (not 🧢)58.285132.2343
thrifty (not extravagant)58.277824.334
simple (not complicated)58.135132.674
masculine (not feminine)57.9107124.7129
Greek (not Roman)57.638829.346
🎨 (not 🏀)57.6106130.546
picky (not always down)57.688430.235
🥴 (not 🥳)57.486428.7351
🧕 (not 💃)57.342426.9338
Swedish (not Italian)57.365326.451
provincial (not cosmopolitan)57.263829.676
emotional (not logical)56.990829.366
chill (not offended)56.957831.156
factual (not poetic)56.993929.269
alert (not oblivious)56.7116927.3375
social (not reclusive)56.691127.1365
sexual (not asexual)56.6120326.346
insecure (not confident)56.542625.1124
🐐 (not 🦒)56.5112629.6295
Pepsi (not Coke)56.547433.842
sad (not happy)56.4107425.380
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.473431.071
idealist (not realist)56.474933.089
expressive (not stoic)56.3102226.449
naive (not paranoid)56.346529.730
roundabout (not direct)56.235029.167
😬 (not 😏)56.259829.9346
anxious (not calm)56.0104232.261
indie (not pop)56.0114431.145
purple (not orange)55.975629.860
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.842429.642
shy (not playful)55.639925.956
flexible (not rigid)55.567329.162
weakass (not badass)55.540425.737
profound (not ironic)55.574429.835
empirical (not theoretical)55.291930.577
old (not young)55.266220.959
political (not nonpolitical)55.0100331.544
low-tech (not high-tech)55.085926.967
unassuming (not pretentious)55.064930.2364
puny (not mighty)54.942926.154
frenzied (not sleepy)54.9162826.264
🥵 (not 🥶)54.997730.233
interesting (not tiresome)54.8139629.8106
child free (not pronatalist)54.8121230.360
liberal (not conservative)54.8115228.7345
😀 (not 😭)54.880729.8393
tautology (not oxymoron)54.737728.626
hypochondriac (not stoic)54.658630.121
guarded (not open)54.4141627.065
resolute (not wavering)54.2139328.3334
high standards (not desperate)54.2114427.148
literal (not metaphorical)54.1118830.677
haunted (not blissful)53.9129228.047
💝 (not 💔)53.896635.4311
dry (not moist)53.886327.644
dog person (not cat person)53.889835.631
tall (not short)53.5107123.8101
enslaved (not emancipated)53.541228.496
resigned (not resistant)53.523630.0103
enlightened (not lost)53.479230.160
slow (not fast)53.341426.458
slovenly (not stylish)53.262629.766
bright (not depressed)53.292127.565
sugarcoated (not frank)53.234829.943
prudish (not flirtatious)53.279629.840
giggling (not chortling)52.857530.542
common sense (not analysis)52.670833.448
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)52.578028.837
uncreative (not open to new experinces)52.445025.759
impartial (not biased)52.333528.588
miserable (not joyful)52.3114625.2420
real (not philosophical)52.2132830.366
comedic (not dramatic)52.057227.150
🤡 (not 👽)51.978226.5309
still (not twitchy)51.971126.044
charming (not awkward)51.7126228.971
circular (not linear)51.489627.956
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.3104527.593
🐀 (not 🐘)51.394431.3314
chatty (not reserved)51.298028.164
hurried (not leisurely)51.1120927.469
proactive (not reactive)51.182929.035
atheist (not theist)50.1124528.947
sorrowful (not cheery)50.2123327.165
technophile (not luddite)50.891424.3107
work-first (not family-first)50.297330.871
socialist (not libertarian)50.375727.869
literary (not mathematical)50.3127030.650
winter (not summer)50.398630.528
off-key (not musical)50.6113630.757

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Timothy McGee (0.901)
  2. Jimmy Palmer (0.87)
  3. Lexi Howard (0.859)
  4. Ted Mullens (0.851)
  5. Meg March (0.851)
  6. Ann Perkins (0.846)
  7. Dr. John Watson (0.846)
  8. Kevin Ryan (0.839)
  9. Oliver Hampton (0.838)
  10. Francis Mulcahy (0.838)
  1. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.713)
  2. Sid Phillips (-0.711)
  3. Frank Gallagher (-0.707)
  4. Noah Puckerman (-0.706)
  5. Krusty the Clown (-0.706)
  6. Eric Cartman (-0.705)
  7. Nelson Muntz (-0.692)
  8. Erlich Bachman (-0.688)
  9. Billy Hargrove (-0.685)
  10. Merle Dixon (-0.674)

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 Dr. James Wilson to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Dr. James Wilson is described identify as.

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


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