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Dr. Ian Malcolm Descriptive Personality Statistics

Dr. Ian Malcolm is a character from Jurassic Park.

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 1,750 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
flirtatious (not prudish)89.06714.928
high IQ (not low IQ)87.230217.8435
bold (not shy)87.138415.6510
charismatic (not uninspiring)87.014218.0427
confident (not insecure)86.613519.0528
playful (not shy)86.618113.5471
sexual (not asexual)86.019420.255
vibrant (not geriatric)85.711213.433
chatty (not reserved)84.818019.7480
funny (not humorless)84.414617.4524
opinionated (not neutral)83.541022.549
rebellious (not obedient)83.129017.4490
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.111318.6360
cocky (not timid)83.033820.837
worldly (not innocent)82.723016.2486
flamboyant (not modest)82.714219.4478
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.513922.4498
rock (not rap)82.417620.834
kinky (not vanilla)82.411918.5457
tall (not short)82.413415.1506
narcissistic (not low self esteem)82.420117.463
emancipated (not enslaved)82.110318.4406
extraordinary (not mundane)82.024518.5488
hipster (not basic)81.73717.2485
charming (not trusting)81.68418.0516
night owl (not morning lark)81.519016.2372
stylish (not slovenly)81.223219.2508
genius (not dunce)81.026919.7515
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.632119.5116
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.531822.4497
spicy (not mild)80.426620.6483
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)80.333921.250
interesting (not tiresome)80.026321.6500
lustful (not chaste)79.519419.7485
cynical (not gullible)79.228018.533
perceptive (not unobservant)79.259428.944
intellectual (not physical)79.136322.2505
unorthodox (not traditional)78.923722.761
competent (not incompetent)78.860321.9530
arrogant (not humble)78.732320.8491
weird (not normal)78.425517.3513
interested (not bored)78.422924.651
attractive (not repulsive)78.453823.6504
sarcastic (not genuine)78.420321.8526
freelance (not corporate)78.230926.649
curious (not apathetic)78.223922.6499
quirky (not predictable)78.112821.637
wild (not tame)78.037020.3408
treasure (not trash)78.060423.5147
driven (not unambitious)77.978720.2482
extrovert (not introvert)77.928924.9555
badass (not weakass)77.859523.854
cosmopolitan (not provincial)77.612822.1416
exuberant (not subdued)77.622720.937
mischievous (not well behaved)77.542120.1504
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.449926.146
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.319524.344
skeptical (not spiritual)77.038727.7490
independent (not codependent)76.939026.4443
master (not apprentice)76.648422.9159
egalitarian (not racist)76.675619.9100
expressive (not stoic)76.231224.5495
good-humored (not angry)76.229322.1478
prideful (not envious)76.129020.475
complicated (not simple)76.040823.1501
dominant (not submissive)75.956022.5457
creative (not conventional)75.926624.7458
vain (not demure)75.427523.3488
gregarious (not private)75.315524.5505
atheist (not theist)75.226125.785
feisty (not gracious)75.244922.1446
dramatic (not no-nonsense)75.128325.5147
edgy (not politically correct)74.931322.6501
punk rock (not preppy)74.926126.959
extravagant (not thrifty)74.629926.454
loud (not quiet)74.640723.0522
spontaneous (not scheduled)74.331127.5483
healthy (not sickly)74.354222.9507
opinionated (not jealous)74.245326.432
rich (not poor)74.247318.3457
scientific (not artistic)74.134625.9488
street-smart (not sheltered)74.047621.9379
indie (not pop)74.030025.935
suspicious (not trusting)73.936523.7474
🌟 (not 💩)73.968330.0108
chaotic (not orderly)73.733825.3495
heroic (not villainous)73.668521.0500
mathematical (not literary)73.513428.6482
persistent (not quitter)73.5117523.9113
💃 (not 🧕)73.546325.7157
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)73.520126.253
analysis (not common sense)73.425327.335
believable (not poorly-written)73.470218.143
urban (not rural)73.248525.4143
assertive (not passive)73.263224.3482
zany (not regular)73.234122.892
important (not irrelevant)73.085325.3166
😜 (not 🤐)73.031027.3108
extreme (not moderate)72.954722.9512
open-minded (not close-minded)72.831125.7461
English (not German)72.768523.438
jaded (not innocent)72.753517.633
masculine (not feminine)72.760420.8496
stubborn (not accommodating)72.768125.063
resistant (not resigned)72.645225.1501
logical (not emotional)72.423025.6495
loyal (not traitorous)72.489321.4464
explorer (not builder)72.428026.5470
paranoid (not naive)72.329020.736
twitchy (not still)72.238221.760
arcane (not mainstream)72.025726.1524
work-first (not family-first)71.938626.6499
scandalous (not proper)71.640924.0415
protagonist (not antagonist)71.667527.332
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.549827.4518
romantic (not dispassionate)71.556129.560
charming (not awkward)71.353528.4535
fast (not slow)71.359323.1478
pretentious (not unassuming)71.337423.0119
privileged (not oppressed)71.361524.440
deviant (not average)71.047322.1372
outlaw (not sheriff)70.944025.9529
😎 (not 🧐)70.938530.6134
resourceful (not helpless)70.893422.485
individualist (not communal)70.643927.788
moist (not dry)70.516725.849
🧠 (not 💪)70.469625.8126
Italian (not Swedish)70.428624.337
theoretical (not empirical)70.31929.6531
reactive (not proactive)70.316926.528
alpha (not beta)70.164527.2498
bookish (not sporty)70.064726.3540
modern (not historical)70.039326.6333
smooth (not rough)69.925826.8505
nerd (not jock)69.858227.0487
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.830626.6503
specialist (not generalist)69.831627.880
civilized (not barbaric)69.769623.6473
fresh (not stinky)69.771126.6136
bossy (not meek)69.675622.2493
metaphorical (not literal)69.510928.9505
pensive (not serene)69.454625.350
overachiever (not underachiever)69.386428.155
lavish (not frugal)69.334423.8418
😀 (not 😭)69.329123.8107
heathen (not devout)69.124826.2468
🎨 (not 🏀)69.164428.054
eloquent (not unpolished)69.060027.6453
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.069626.691
freak (not normie)69.040421.766
bad boy (not white knight)68.834624.438
backdoor (not official)68.741427.1446
pro (not noob)68.783530.6115
😏 (not 😬)68.738232.8125
active (not slothful)68.697723.4499
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.646324.3452
variable (not consistent)68.616727.547
not genocidal (not genocidal)68.578528.132
indulgent (not sober)68.445527.4529
beautiful (not ugly)68.499530.4101
outsider (not insider)68.332628.2312
philosophical (not real)68.311030.1375
introspective (not not introspective)68.351329.2155
wise (not foolish)68.247725.1499
entitled (not grateful)68.246426.043
queen (not princess)68.061928.829
demanding (not unchallenging)67.893628.469
avant-garde (not classical)67.723726.979
soulful (not soulless)67.589827.784
📈 (not 📉)67.447830.3112
chill (not offended)67.322926.340
democratic (not authoritarian)67.240629.3434
mysterious (not unambiguous)67.238028.5472
abstract (not concrete)67.225827.5123
legit (not scrub)67.284826.1163
go-getter (not slugabed)66.9105525.599
frank (not sugarcoated)66.983429.129
one-faced (not two-faced)66.873630.262
long-winded (not concise)66.823533.726
fire (not water)66.764333.847
liberal (not conservative)66.656729.4130
kind (not cruel)66.687822.1516
child free (not pronatalist)66.656731.8484
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)66.441626.3410
high-tech (not low-tech)66.442527.3531
involved (not remote)66.376325.6439
intimate (not formal)66.338625.3156
playful (not serious)66.135427.2464
diligent (not lazy)66.1123324.0446
social (not reclusive)66.150229.7153
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)66.137432.731
lenient (not strict)66.139026.2462
frenzied (not sleepy)66.095224.046
cool (not dorky)65.956028.4109
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.950027.9126
loose (not tight)65.925427.837
lover (not fighter)65.942928.750
motivated (not unmotivated)65.9126928.435
purple (not orange)65.829329.3442
overspender (not penny-pincher)65.835028.8161
picky (not always down)65.848728.028
direct (not roundabout)65.778331.5487
impatient (not patient)65.767527.5154
🤔 (not 🤫)65.637230.3104
bold (not serious)65.451628.1550
enlightened (not lost)65.434626.555
decisive (not hesitant)65.083027.6499
technophile (not luddite)64.934327.7435
contrarian (not yes-man)64.959430.226
judgemental (not accepting)64.753229.0327
leisurely (not hurried)64.727928.7482
objective (not subjective)64.523328.875
radical (not centrist)64.343425.125
🥵 (not 🥶)64.045731.845
quarrelsome (not warm)63.961726.4492
realist (not idealist)63.848332.491
expressive (not monotone)63.870527.926
earth (not air)63.665833.041
rude (not respectful)63.539821.2466
prestigious (not disreputable)63.374126.2382
🧗 (not 🛌)63.273829.9160
mighty (not puny)63.190524.5517
bright (not depressed)63.049027.1490
competitive (not cooperative)62.878929.1470
open (not guarded)62.819829.6475
moody (not stable)62.782725.5482
reasoned (not instinctual)62.735330.4522
gossiping (not confidential)62.735127.7419
flexible (not rigid)62.634428.5431
human (not animalistic)62.697828.5523
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.667030.183
chivalrous (not businesslike)62.547130.152
western (not eastern)62.467929.6134
scholarly (not crafty)62.340229.5473
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.274729.053
efficient (not overprepared)62.181629.151
tailor (not blacksmith)62.075524.242
tardy (not on-time)62.034827.461
armoured (not vulnerable)61.976825.7479
gendered (not androgynous)61.9131730.8124
metrosexual (not macho)61.970828.552
realistic (not fantastical)61.968130.144
transient (not permanent)61.828228.4126
haunted (not blissful)61.787128.643
never cries (not often crying)61.769328.329
valedictorian (not drop out)61.689130.9112
👽 (not 🤡)61.654029.0113
plays hard (not works hard)61.534824.8498
cat person (not dog person)61.550336.426
loveable (not punchable)61.479326.945
multicolored (not monochrome)61.349934.465
deep (not shallow)61.376932.4113
debased (not pure)61.254727.1484
chortling (not giggling)61.277331.337
cultured (not rustic)61.275929.428
straight (not queer)61.1112630.5130
lewd (not tasteful)61.034624.2458
folksy (not presidential)61.049028.046
interrupting (not attentive)61.053527.831
💝 (not 💔)60.956432.8149
gamer (not non-gamer)60.937833.858
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.763531.4102
🤣 (not 😊)60.740432.6111
experimental (not reliable)60.750230.847
🐒 (not 🐩)60.648130.389
thinker (not doer)60.528631.269
rational (not whimsical)60.474130.7485
alert (not oblivious)60.490227.7110
ironic (not profound)60.449630.344
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.362826.5516
political (not nonpolitical)60.267933.0466
trolling (not triggered)60.225133.139
compersive (not jealous)60.053126.1444
natural-talent (not hard-work)60.029828.263
goth (not flower child)59.940827.929
fortunate (not unlucky)59.847228.4460
coordinated (not clumsy)59.893827.3452
musical (not off-key)59.841629.843
receiving (not giving)59.847631.542
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.740930.4482
touchy-feely (not distant)59.751931.436
disarming (not creepy)59.6102025.4148
reasonable (not deranged)59.376928.7125
spontaneous (not deliberate)59.243532.2472
thin (not thick)59.177326.8336
salacious (not wholesome)59.152826.9104
suspicious (not awkward)58.990229.7481
messy (not neat)58.948027.6366
😈 (not 😇)58.963026.5118
precise (not vague)58.895129.7326
equitable (not hypocritical)58.867628.996
🤺 (not 🏌)58.8105332.9118
warm (not cold)58.773426.5511
industrial (not domestic)58.758130.081
high standards (not desperate)58.486630.548
anxious (not calm)58.382629.4504
summer (not winter)58.166831.820
gloomy (not sunny)58.076527.043
fixable (not unfixable)58.082829.637
varied (not repetitive)57.933228.5132
fearmongering (not reassuring)57.951730.323
intense (not lighthearted)57.8100834.142
realistic (not ambitious)57.840834.661
French (not Russian)57.781729.542
ranged (not melee)57.764828.732
forgiving (not vengeful)57.670325.0439
libertarian (not socialist)57.563132.0415
🐮 (not 🐷)57.576128.7132
perverted (not clean)57.546028.237
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.423029.8369
comedic (not dramatic)57.436431.158
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.357431.1150
sturdy (not flimsy)57.3101626.844
happy (not sad)57.145524.0427
🦄 (not 🐴)57.052433.4124
wooden (not plastic)57.0107929.448
young (not old)56.993818.4488
good-cook (not bad-cook)56.958229.443
factual (not exaggerating)56.870630.853
epic (not deep)56.863030.861
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.764629.5465
flourishing (not traumatized)56.734729.449
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.785730.740
obsessed (not aloof)56.5101131.5468
workaholic (not slacker)56.5120729.579
🎩 (not 🧢)56.576227.599
resolute (not wavering)56.4110529.789
pacifist (not ferocious)56.250028.6502
hard (not soft)56.182425.9481
juvenile (not mature)56.162727.074
cryptic (not straightforward)55.830332.7494
hard (not soft)55.783625.076
hedonist (not monastic)55.775228.171
open-book (not secretive)55.646929.951
machiavellian (not transparent)55.669327.931
brave (not careful)55.596629.3497
existentialist (not nihilist)55.597533.662
crazy (not sane)55.473728.0118
cheery (not sorrowful)55.356127.7472
🥳 (not 🥴)55.353030.790
🥰 (not 🙃)55.275333.6171
💀 (not 🎃)55.275735.140
oxymoron (not tautology)55.284530.533
sage (not whippersnapper)55.163228.441
manicured (not scruffy)55.0101628.7482
nurturing (not poisonous)54.993624.5145
vegan (not cannibal)54.977626.936
sensible (not ludicrous)54.890529.3462
first-mate (not captain)54.875731.8472
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.7113928.0110
unemotional (not emotional)54.736729.232
anarchist (not statist)54.667030.7149
demonic (not angelic)54.462322.9484
mad (not glad)54.486526.3114
minimalist (not pack rat)54.480529.2115
rugged (not refined)54.364727.2459
self-improving (not self-destructive)54.164629.259
bitter (not sweet)54.076225.5453
OCD (not ADHD)54.099433.755
Pepsi (not Coke)54.051435.452
disorganized (not self-disciplined)53.843330.0469
circular (not linear)53.866033.146
vintage (not trendy)53.7116235.961
cunning (not honorable)53.462629.1506
tactful (not indiscreet)53.4106331.1100
biased (not impartial)53.3125530.1452
🐘 (not 🐀)53.376532.6154
factual (not poetic)53.390928.441
rhythmic (not stuttering)53.1121831.745
random (not pointed)53.136632.152
imaginative (not practical)53.054633.4530
👻 (not 🤖)52.981731.9106
🐐 (not 🦒)52.9111333.4159
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.870533.2490
neurotypical (not autistic)52.5136029.4455
goof-off (not studious)52.552129.6113
🤠 (not 🤑)52.599434.3107
🦇 (not 🐿)52.564932.6100
Greek (not Roman)52.564032.445
cautious (not impulsive)52.478932.0435
insulting (not complimentary)52.471929.383
money-focused (not love-focused)52.352833.522
sexist (not feminist)52.149826.7127
psychopath (not empath)52.159428.645
miserable (not joyful)52.098126.9106
tense (not relaxed)51.9130630.7471
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)51.980228.639
devoted (not unfaithful)51.9138830.435
stoic (not hypochondriac)51.9100627.132
hunter (not gatherer)51.788530.956
👟 (not 🥾)51.683234.3119
generous (not stingy)51.6102427.047
utilitarian (not decorative)51.3110031.995
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)50.986732.2118
chosen one (not everyman)50.197031.034
washed (not muddy)50.9107425.924
altruistic (not selfish)50.894927.8509
hoarder (not unprepared)50.2110227.0377
astonishing (not methodical)50.563932.4500
cheesy (not chic)50.591532.934

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. Ian Malcolm based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alan Shore (0.826)
  2. Tony Stark (0.792)
  3. Patrick Jane (0.781)
  4. Tyrion Lannister (0.78)
  5. Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (0.777)
  6. Rhett Butler (0.748)
  7. Paul Smecker (0.737)
  8. Neal Caffrey (0.736)
  9. Frank Abagnale (0.733)
  10. Francisco d'Anconia (0.729)
  1. Matt Donovan (-0.539)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.464)
  3. Niko Polastri (-0.432)
  4. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.416)
  5. Ashley Wilkes (-0.415)
  6. Jerry Gergich (-0.412)
  7. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.385)
  8. Mr. William Collins (-0.378)
  9. Dale Harding (-0.378)
  10. Cyndee Pokorny (-0.376)

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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