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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)91.114211.837
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)90.32517.1351
respectful (not rude)90.23811.670
valedictorian (not drop out)89.310915.4374
civilized (not barbaric)88.77814.558
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.212213.349
human (not animalistic)87.56215.865
kind (not cruel)87.316918.245
politically correct (not edgy)87.2812.466
competent (not incompetent)87.020613.877
nurturing (not poisonous)86.68113.056
high IQ (not low IQ)86.525811.859
🧠 (not 💪)85.913115.3315
sensible (not ludicrous)85.43611.649
forgiving (not vengeful)85.06414.151
altruistic (not selfish)84.96815.387
diligent (not lazy)84.745514.951
reasonable (not deranged)84.77115.9412
reliable (not experimental)84.75517.240
vanilla (not kinky)84.32522.347
bookish (not sporty)84.221714.248
nerd (not jock)83.818119.066
soft (not hard)83.85614.968
pacifist (not ferocious)83.62517.266
😇 (not 😈)83.59518.0393
tame (not wild)83.42213.965
intellectual (not physical)83.319921.464
soulful (not soulless)83.324117.866
egalitarian (not racist)83.232416.4310
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.17819.6409
romantic (not dispassionate)82.914716.446
angelic (not demonic)82.510217.451
workaholic (not slacker)82.538314.561
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.433120.847
English (not German)82.413420.042
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.28815.9344
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.116818.945
patient (not impatient)82.14720.081
proper (not scandalous)82.18517.849
honorable (not cunning)81.99818.6104
heroic (not villainous)81.831616.9119
manicured (not scruffy)81.832116.858
obedient (not rebellious)81.65119.747
tailor (not blacksmith)81.58115.253
works hard (not plays hard)81.422416.860
sheriff (not outlaw)81.112616.2108
submissive (not dominant)81.06115.266
well behaved (not mischievous)81.06722.754
wholesome (not salacious)81.014920.1349
traditional (not unorthodox)80.86820.365
warm (not cold)80.615820.266
believable (not poorly-written)80.621318.242
first-mate (not captain)80.514124.359
perceptive (not unobservant)80.544823.946
neat (not messy)80.423221.165
corporate (not freelance)80.411118.447
scientific (not artistic)80.316119.750
treasure (not trash)80.335220.8329
moderate (not extreme)80.21519.074
orderly (not chaotic)80.015923.548
modest (not flamboyant)80.011318.842
beta (not alpha)79.99319.563
disarming (not creepy)79.815518.5123
sane (not crazy)79.76021.0350
loveable (not punchable)79.718523.449
soft (not hard)79.510518.971
important (not irrelevant)79.146521.9334
statist (not anarchist)79.05318.3291
basic (not hipster)78.912920.629
complimentary (not insulting)78.913921.5101
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.827024.056
humble (not arrogant)78.711722.138
mature (not juvenile)78.720622.562
cautious (not impulsive)78.312120.559
warm (not quarrelsome)78.211320.173
sweet (not bitter)78.015519.445
legit (not scrub)77.932321.6293
eloquent (not unpolished)77.629622.346
domestic (not industrial)77.56819.763
studious (not goof-off)77.242420.9300
reasoned (not instinctual)77.16522.894
🐿 (not 🦇)77.116420.9293
fresh (not stinky)77.133620.7276
practical (not imaginative)77.021924.256
rich (not poor)76.934016.144
careful (not brave)76.75319.860
prestigious (not disreputable)76.723923.750
permanent (not transient)76.310522.096
gatherer (not hunter)76.216920.346
smooth (not rough)75.811520.748
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)75.711518.343
persistent (not quitter)75.785223.5357
vegan (not cannibal)75.715920.636
dorky (not cool)75.515321.4326
scholarly (not crafty)75.310017.746
resourceful (not helpless)75.360923.665
preppy (not punk rock)75.231121.752
wise (not foolish)75.223619.969
introspective (not not introspective)75.120021.8268
fixable (not unfixable)75.110721.156
precise (not vague)75.030322.4101
🌟 (not 💩)75.047125.1342
mild (not spicy)74.99724.874
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.814823.359
tactful (not indiscreet)74.621922.9389
cooperative (not competitive)74.613927.065
specialist (not generalist)74.616123.651
methodical (not astonishing)74.521821.844
low self esteem (not narcissistic)74.59819.450
good-humored (not angry)74.426920.547
refined (not rugged)74.429322.946
deep (not shallow)74.424621.9397
pro (not noob)74.052226.4389
conventional (not creative)73.614721.557
pure (not debased)73.624117.742
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)73.510923.950
demure (not vain)73.213121.051
serious (not bold)73.111419.5103
classical (not avant-garde)73.119420.747
compersive (not jealous)73.114220.147
gendered (not androgynous)73.072327.362
regular (not zany)72.86923.4307
gracious (not feisty)72.46424.150
morning lark (not night owl)72.312027.271
privileged (not oppressed)72.348024.837
communal (not individualist)72.26121.750
consistent (not variable)72.126226.149
tasteful (not lewd)72.133822.950
accepting (not judgemental)71.921224.854
repetitive (not varied)71.816121.089
meek (not bossy)71.811423.865
neurotypical (not autistic)71.749121.352
confidential (not gossiping)71.747328.158
😊 (not 🤣)71.529125.6343
subdued (not exuberant)71.58619.942
French (not Russian)71.420822.029
quiet (not loud)71.322719.052
sheltered (not street-smart)71.317223.152
stable (not moody)71.28923.338
straight (not queer)71.266326.347
straightforward (not cryptic)71.134826.263
awkward (not suspicious)71.014923.252
concrete (not abstract)71.025325.2388
rational (not whimsical)70.837128.759
🏌 (not 🤺)70.85127.8362
🧐 (not 😎)70.721125.6411
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.741420.1315
feminist (not sexist)70.652122.3260
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.333522.052
tense (not relaxed)69.962423.443
involved (not remote)69.847425.645
passive (not assertive)69.810623.2106
funny (not humorless)69.737823.951
equitable (not hypocritical)69.726425.179
🤔 (not 🤫)69.521427.1318
triggered (not trolling)69.530523.634
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.331828.261
democratic (not authoritarian)69.229026.845
monochrome (not multicolored)69.123828.962
unlucky (not fortunate)69.026523.749
metrosexual (not macho)69.034223.355
sage (not whippersnapper)69.018027.648
beautiful (not ugly)68.874822.4115
trusting (not suspicious)68.622829.267
tight (not loose)68.451527.438
curious (not apathetic)68.347124.754
driven (not unambitious)68.392823.3108
average (not deviant)68.112824.745
devout (not heathen)67.929724.944
trusting (not charming)67.815129.853
master (not apprentice)67.757526.0105
normal (not weird)67.619724.254
codependent (not independent)67.620927.451
introvert (not extrovert)67.520222.152
private (not gregarious)67.343427.166
attractive (not repulsive)67.169925.765
utilitarian (not decorative)67.144928.840
builder (not explorer)67.025325.540
sheeple (not conspiracist)66.97122.9110
official (not backdoor)66.925324.260
insider (not outsider)66.618025.054
🥰 (not 🙃)66.628729.6292
genius (not dunce)66.356722.192
shy (not bold)66.08321.460
open-minded (not close-minded)65.644123.251
self-conscious (not self-assured)65.014026.252
vulnerable (not armoured)65.022929.151
chaste (not lustful)64.924126.553
mainstream (not arcane)64.916724.844
glad (not mad)64.627824.3360
hesitant (not decisive)64.515926.966
go-getter (not slugabed)64.487625.1296
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.229525.245
🐮 (not 🐷)64.028126.4299
charismatic (not uninspiring)63.979028.064
healthy (not sickly)63.873327.192
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.833725.758
lenient (not strict)63.633927.568
sunny (not gloomy)63.635122.031
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.269127.5306
active (not slothful)63.190626.463
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.129429.7284
thin (not thick)63.050118.134
coordinated (not clumsy)62.770029.047
genuine (not sarcastic)62.743729.358
🤐 (not 😜)62.641428.2308
geriatric (not vibrant)62.616023.442
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.545524.6279
presidential (not folksy)62.547430.848
👟 (not 🥾)62.241032.3293
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)61.944525.950
lighthearted (not intense)61.822926.649
frugal (not lavish)61.748620.443
🤠 (not 🤑)61.656128.4347
📈 (not 📉)61.459628.9335
traumatized (not flourishing)61.360225.838
optimistic (not pessimistic)61.242630.559
rhythmic (not stuttering)61.276325.938
🐩 (not 🐒)61.146829.6336
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.123724.236
sober (not indulgent)61.037230.569
sturdy (not flimsy)60.873530.340
claustrophobic (not spelunker)60.721223.435
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.652033.1355
open-book (not secretive)60.627925.156
historical (not modern)60.538225.555
urban (not rural)60.272428.8301
child free (not pronatalist)59.965329.248
ranged (not melee)59.942229.138
innocent (not worldly)59.826027.355
existentialist (not nihilist)59.657330.153
🛌 (not 🧗)59.527629.1364
minimalist (not pack rat)59.446926.9324
🐴 (not 🦄)59.452432.9360
hoarder (not unprepared)59.360127.652
western (not eastern)59.362932.7305
objective (not subjective)59.230232.672
puny (not mighty)59.122824.247
🤖 (not 👻)58.841128.7286
efficient (not overprepared)58.579333.237
monastic (not hedonist)58.428226.7260
formal (not intimate)58.448329.9314
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.439432.747
inspiring (not cringeworthy)58.361827.466
skeptical (not spiritual)58.281027.259
masculine (not feminine)58.168724.7113
🥴 (not 🥳)58.153728.6341
political (not nonpolitical)58.057931.435
flexible (not rigid)58.036628.544
obsessed (not aloof)57.972828.331
🎩 (not 🧢)57.859832.1344
low-tech (not high-tech)57.554326.759
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.549927.090
🧕 (not 💃)57.030527.3341
🐐 (not 🦒)57.071829.4297
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.749231.556
alert (not oblivious)56.775527.4371
mundane (not extraordinary)56.526829.566
frenzied (not sleepy)56.5102525.460
serious (not playful)56.370827.740
insecure (not confident)56.327724.7113
bright (not depressed)56.355225.749
simple (not complicated)56.328332.459
😬 (not 😏)56.341229.7342
social (not reclusive)55.963027.0345
mathematical (not literary)55.739131.644
purple (not orange)55.649330.047
guarded (not open)55.590827.557
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.546629.670
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.327430.038
unassuming (not pretentious)55.341330.2358
real (not philosophical)55.280929.459
enslaved (not emancipated)55.125528.486
liberal (not conservative)54.974128.7337
resigned (not resistant)54.714230.6100
idealist (not realist)54.753032.478
factual (not poetic)54.767328.652
roundabout (not direct)54.628028.858
emotional (not logical)54.565429.455
Greek (not Roman)54.444331.136
😀 (not 😭)54.354329.6388
expressive (not stoic)54.270225.741
Swedish (not Italian)54.249625.542
interesting (not tiresome)54.190729.896
old (not young)54.047520.449
resolute (not wavering)54.091328.3329
slovenly (not stylish)53.940827.855
literal (not metaphorical)53.880229.366
slow (not fast)53.729025.250
anxious (not calm)53.673032.049
empirical (not theoretical)53.571629.469
chatty (not reserved)53.463527.349
shy (not playful)53.429126.541
sad (not happy)53.475626.367
💝 (not 💔)53.461735.0296
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.330524.447
awkward (not charming)53.242227.258
giggling (not chortling)53.137229.233
linear (not circular)53.058328.344
chill (not offended)52.946632.139
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.863627.181
miserable (not joyful)52.476625.1405
technophile (not luddite)52.256323.686
atheist (not theist)52.274828.739
moist (not dry)52.260626.833
leisurely (not hurried)52.051027.257
libertarian (not socialist)51.980028.059
tall (not short)51.973520.658
off-key (not musical)51.870930.148
🤡 (not 👽)51.654526.6311
impartial (not biased)51.424428.775
work-first (not family-first)51.465030.862
enlightened (not lost)51.256930.747
sorrowful (not cheery)50.979327.153
🐀 (not 🐘)50.862131.6305

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 (0.902)
  2. Jimmy Palmer (0.872)
  3. Dr. John Watson (0.85)
  4. Ted Mullens (0.848)
  5. Ann Perkins (0.845)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.723)
  2. Krusty the Clown (-0.72)
  3. Sid Phillips (-0.718)
  4. Frank Gallagher (-0.711)
  5. Nelson Muntz (-0.711)

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: INFJ (r = 0.43)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.39)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.34)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.31)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.27)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.27)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.26)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.25)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.23)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.23)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.22)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.21)
  13. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.2)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.13)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.13)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.12)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.1)
  18. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.09)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.08)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.08)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.05)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.04)
  23. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.02)
  24. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.02)
  25. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.02)


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