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Dr. Ian Malcolm 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. 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
rock (not rap)89.43510.512
sexual (not asexual)88.412817.343
high IQ (not low IQ)87.628217.6421
bold (not shy)87.137415.5513
playful (not shy)87.016713.2474
charismatic (not uninspiring)86.515518.3427
confident (not insecure)86.413919.2516
flirtatious (not prudish)85.911620.512
chatty (not reserved)85.317619.2483
vibrant (not geriatric)84.812014.029
funny (not humorless)84.713316.8521
narcissistic (not low self esteem)84.217616.641
cocky (not timid)84.130321.317
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.525418.141
worldly (not innocent)83.122615.6491
rebellious (not obedient)83.127917.3489
flamboyant (not modest)83.013719.2479
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.011118.6365
kinky (not vanilla)82.610918.3455
tall (not short)82.513015.5517
extraordinary (not mundane)82.520717.7501
emancipated (not enslaved)82.211018.5408
opinionated (not neutral)82.145525.038
hipster (not basic)81.73417.3484
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.617623.3509
stylish (not slovenly)81.521818.8508
charming (not trusting)81.59317.5514
genius (not dunce)81.025419.6513
quirky (not predictable)80.89820.919
night owl (not morning lark)80.720416.9375
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.729322.1508
spicy (not mild)80.726020.5478
perceptive (not unobservant)80.752627.336
interested (not bored)80.116922.442
interesting (not tiresome)79.924821.5507
lustful (not chaste)79.819019.5503
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.735220.6112
cynical (not gullible)79.427217.918
intellectual (not physical)79.334222.1496
reactive (not proactive)79.16622.314
competent (not incompetent)79.056621.8542
weird (not normal)78.824016.7517
unorthodox (not traditional)78.823523.655
curious (not apathetic)78.721322.2497
romantic (not dispassionate)78.530925.344
cosmopolitan (not provincial)78.213221.6423
attractive (not repulsive)78.150623.6510
sarcastic (not genuine)78.119721.9513
treasure (not trash)78.154623.2138
arrogant (not humble)77.933721.6501
wild (not tame)77.835520.0413
freelance (not corporate)77.730328.237
punk rock (not preppy)77.721022.450
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.621524.834
driven (not unambitious)77.576020.3482
atheist (not theist)77.420224.779
extrovert (not introvert)77.430325.3558
independent (not codependent)77.435425.7455
Italian (not Swedish)77.314021.126
not genocidal (not genocidal)77.244521.312
skeptical (not spiritual)77.137327.5491
mischievous (not well behaved)77.042220.3499
master (not apprentice)76.546922.8149
egalitarian (not racist)76.572519.291
knowledgeable (not ignorant)76.549427.736
indie (not pop)76.323625.619
prideful (not envious)76.328120.060
expressive (not stoic)76.230324.5500
creative (not conventional)76.125524.4463
vain (not demure)76.126423.0497
complicated (not simple)76.038022.9501
good-humored (not angry)75.729422.5494
overachiever (not underachiever)75.658323.247
edgy (not politically correct)75.630022.1504
feisty (not gracious)75.544621.9449
dominant (not submissive)75.455922.5452
gregarious (not private)75.415824.2511
protagonist (not antagonist)75.347727.521
twitchy (not still)75.228017.853
dramatic (not no-nonsense)75.127824.8141
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)75.116524.647
badass (not weakass)74.865625.449
💃 (not 🧕)74.641224.7158
loud (not quiet)74.539423.2531
rich (not poor)74.345618.0454
healthy (not sickly)74.352222.6505
scientific (not artistic)74.232525.5504
street-smart (not sheltered)74.246721.5385
persistent (not quitter)74.2108923.6108
believable (not poorly-written)74.262117.936
privileged (not oppressed)74.050921.732
spontaneous (not scheduled)73.929528.0495
extravagant (not thrifty)73.930226.746
suspicious (not trusting)73.837524.1476
chaotic (not orderly)73.732425.2494
urban (not rural)73.745325.8144
exuberant (not subdued)73.633123.032
mathematical (not literary)73.513228.6490
assertive (not passive)73.261923.9478
extreme (not moderate)73.152122.5505
heroic (not villainous)73.066421.3494
😜 (not 🤐)73.029627.8101
arcane (not mainstream)72.924525.3529
open-minded (not close-minded)72.928625.6463
important (not irrelevant)72.879025.1168
zany (not regular)72.835922.693
logical (not emotional)72.822125.2497
resistant (not resigned)72.644425.4519
🧠 (not 💪)72.658124.6115
loyal (not traitorous)72.584821.2463
work-first (not family-first)72.536325.9499
one-faced (not two-faced)72.550626.845
English (not German)72.464823.032
masculine (not feminine)72.456620.8493
explorer (not builder)72.326326.6467
stubborn (not accommodating)72.166324.858
fire (not water)71.848531.436
🌟 (not 💩)71.868530.9103
scandalous (not proper)71.740124.3414
bad boy (not white knight)71.727417.119
loose (not tight)71.616526.928
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.546726.9528
fast (not slow)71.456222.5485
charming (not awkward)71.349728.5538
moist (not dry)71.114428.142
deviant (not average)71.145322.1363
pro (not noob)70.974329.1111
outlaw (not sheriff)70.842526.0536
avant-garde (not classical)70.617625.071
pretentious (not unassuming)70.639022.5112
queen (not princess)70.552424.515
bookish (not sporty)70.459826.0545
nerd (not jock)70.354426.7496
alpha (not beta)70.362327.1488
theoretical (not empirical)70.23129.7538
pessimistic (not optimistic)70.228526.4501
specialist (not generalist)70.230928.169
🎨 (not 🏀)70.257929.040
analysis (not common sense)70.234729.320
jaded (not innocent)70.256316.721
resourceful (not helpless)70.291322.480
demanding (not unchallenging)70.281027.257
modern (not historical)70.139126.7341
individualist (not communal)70.142327.681
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)70.129531.318
chill (not offended)70.017725.130
opinionated (not jealous)70.061130.123
😎 (not 🧐)69.837830.5129
paranoid (not naive)69.737224.422
smooth (not rough)69.725227.1506
bossy (not meek)69.572722.2518
beautiful (not ugly)69.588929.996
😀 (not 😭)69.527223.998
civilized (not barbaric)69.465723.9469
metaphorical (not literal)69.310428.8513
active (not slothful)69.390622.9499
lavish (not frugal)69.334024.0433
heathen (not devout)69.224626.3473
outsider (not insider)69.228727.9313
eloquent (not unpolished)69.157727.5455
wise (not foolish)68.944524.7492
fresh (not stinky)68.767826.9134
frank (not sugarcoated)68.770825.416
backdoor (not official)68.639827.1449
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.545024.4454
freak (not normie)68.540523.256
long-winded (not concise)68.522833.114
indulgent (not sober)68.444927.3531
lover (not fighter)68.434625.340
abstract (not concrete)68.324126.7116
philosophical (not real)68.211430.3369
soulful (not soulless)68.280627.979
summer (not winter)68.242129.810
radical (not centrist)68.232121.813
go-getter (not slugabed)68.194523.791
introspective (not not introspective)68.047329.0154
😏 (not 😬)68.038733.4117
entitled (not grateful)67.845426.233
democratic (not authoritarian)67.739529.1431
picky (not always down)67.739930.915
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)67.669526.884
cool (not dorky)67.547927.0100
liberal (not conservative)67.551329.2118
legit (not scrub)67.479026.3154
motivated (not unmotivated)67.3113426.718
📈 (not 📉)67.247329.9109
perverted (not clean)67.029327.330
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.836128.3469
kind (not cruel)66.780821.9520
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)66.641326.5421
overspender (not penny-pincher)66.632328.3153
child free (not pronatalist)66.455031.9495
impatient (not patient)66.363826.9152
contrarian (not yes-man)66.355430.817
diligent (not lazy)66.2116123.9444
involved (not remote)66.274625.9448
intimate (not formal)66.236825.1143
pensive (not serene)66.173026.940
playful (not serious)66.034026.9469
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.047127.6110
folksy (not presidential)66.036526.234
high-tech (not low-tech)65.943727.2531
lenient (not strict)65.836926.1452
purple (not orange)65.727529.5457
bold (not serious)65.748427.9553
social (not reclusive)65.749429.5152
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.759528.441
direct (not roundabout)65.574431.6489
🤔 (not 🤫)65.538830.5103
efficient (not overprepared)65.462328.043
objective (not subjective)65.220529.068
frenzied (not sleepy)65.194925.038
decisive (not hesitant)65.079327.4517
metrosexual (not macho)64.958025.943
technophile (not luddite)64.834827.8438
judgemental (not accepting)64.851229.2335
variable (not consistent)64.822429.440
cultured (not rustic)64.861134.313
leisurely (not hurried)64.727028.7491
earth (not air)64.759133.935
chivalrous (not businesslike)64.738227.833
machiavellian (not transparent)64.443525.216
enlightened (not lost)63.838128.542
prestigious (not disreputable)63.568026.2387
transient (not permanent)63.522927.3113
realist (not idealist)63.547132.089
loveable (not punchable)63.566727.640
rude (not respectful)63.439021.0466
mighty (not puny)63.484424.4516
quarrelsome (not warm)63.461326.4503
tailor (not blacksmith)63.268125.137
bright (not depressed)63.147427.1495
🥵 (not 🥶)63.144830.530
reasoned (not instinctual)63.033730.4523
scholarly (not crafty)63.035729.2477
competitive (not cooperative)62.976429.2466
gossiping (not confidential)62.933927.5412
multicolored (not monochrome)62.843233.857
tardy (not on-time)62.833228.050
open (not guarded)62.718529.5478
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.760330.875
moody (not stable)62.678125.7482
human (not animalistic)62.692128.5528
flexible (not rigid)62.533428.3431
🧗 (not 🛌)62.372829.4160
straight (not queer)62.2106230.2130
western (not eastern)62.264729.5128
deep (not shallow)62.268631.2113
vegan (not cannibal)61.953228.025
gendered (not androgynous)61.8124630.9121
👽 (not 🤡)61.851128.6101
French (not Russian)61.758927.432
musical (not off-key)61.635728.934
debased (not pure)61.552326.9491
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.559231.297
lewd (not tasteful)61.433623.9460
armoured (not vulnerable)61.474926.0474
cat person (not dog person)61.448334.816
plays hard (not works hard)61.333424.8511
interrupting (not attentive)61.153028.430
💝 (not 💔)60.952932.5144
🤣 (not 😊)60.839532.4105
political (not nonpolitical)60.762632.8474
equitable (not hypocritical)60.759028.395
valedictorian (not drop out)60.685731.5105
gamer (not non-gamer)60.537432.344
rational (not whimsical)60.472630.5493
ironic (not profound)60.449829.939
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.338630.2490
coordinated (not clumsy)60.389127.2455
thinker (not doer)60.226531.066
open-book (not secretive)60.035829.240
🐒 (not 🐩)59.948630.289
salacious (not wholesome)59.850427.495
compersive (not jealous)59.751026.1441
factual (not exaggerating)59.760430.240
thick-skinned (not sensitive)59.663026.5524
natural-talent (not hard-work)59.629627.355
thin (not thick)59.572026.4341
varied (not repetitive)59.525127.7126
fortunate (not unlucky)59.347828.6464
experimental (not reliable)59.349933.436
expressive (not monotone)59.380027.616
chortling (not giggling)59.279733.633
suspicious (not awkward)59.186229.3485
reasonable (not deranged)59.173828.7113
spontaneous (not deliberate)59.040732.3470
messy (not neat)59.045727.8376
🤺 (not 🏌)59.099632.1117
comedic (not dramatic)59.031830.942
precise (not vague)58.989829.7327
Greek (not Roman)58.929231.532
wooden (not plastic)58.993126.541
disarming (not creepy)58.896626.8144
alert (not oblivious)58.889228.6101
warm (not cold)58.769426.4513
industrial (not domestic)58.756730.574
trolling (not triggered)58.727932.632
anxious (not calm)58.675729.1505
OCD (not ADHD)58.684531.839
resolute (not wavering)58.496929.685
spelunker (not claustrophobic)58.475630.034
touchy-feely (not distant)58.453829.920
realistic (not fantastical)58.074032.737
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.076626.413
😈 (not 😇)57.961026.7111
forgiving (not vengeful)57.764124.9442
libertarian (not socialist)57.662732.0421
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.623430.0384
ranged (not melee)57.464530.726
high standards (not desperate)57.384932.842
intense (not lighthearted)57.198133.334
happy (not sad)57.044024.1441
fearmongering (not reassuring)57.054331.513
young (not old)56.987818.5494
gloomy (not sunny)56.876028.237
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.761829.6479
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)56.757631.2148
obsessed (not aloof)56.595031.5471
🐮 (not 🐷)56.573229.0125
flourishing (not traumatized)56.537230.041
juvenile (not mature)56.460327.671
pacifist (not ferocious)56.147028.5507
good-cook (not bad-cook)56.156328.134
oxymoron (not tautology)56.175928.420
hard (not soft)55.978225.9484
chosen one (not everyman)55.975531.618
existentialist (not nihilist)55.886433.857
receiving (not giving)55.852535.723
haunted (not blissful)55.7100227.832
cryptic (not straightforward)55.628932.8496
manicured (not scruffy)55.694228.5490
nurturing (not poisonous)55.686824.3140
workaholic (not slacker)55.6115029.181
crazy (not sane)55.670127.9104
🦄 (not 🐴)55.655533.1113
🎩 (not 🧢)55.675426.689
epic (not deep)55.466331.249
brave (not careful)54.892829.2499
circular (not linear)54.857233.836
vintage (not trendy)54.8104436.046
bitter (not sweet)54.771325.4463
anarchist (not statist)54.662430.4147
hedonist (not monastic)54.676629.066
cheery (not sorrowful)54.554327.4468
sensible (not ludicrous)54.584529.1470
demonic (not angelic)54.559322.6497
sage (not whippersnapper)54.561730.232
first-mate (not captain)54.473132.0485
🐘 (not 🐀)54.470432.1145
rugged (not refined)54.262426.9464
goof-off (not studious)54.247328.1108
minimalist (not pack rat)54.276229.8100
fixable (not unfixable)54.289531.133
realistic (not ambitious)54.148036.053
disorganized (not self-disciplined)54.040929.9481
hard (not soft)54.083525.369
🥰 (not 🙃)54.074033.3167
sturdy (not flimsy)54.0104728.033
emotional (not unemotional)53.9106833.315
money-focused (not love-focused)53.849833.315
🎃 (not 💀)53.769136.734
Pepsi (not Coke)53.750136.138
👻 (not 🤖)53.675631.299
cunning (not honorable)53.460329.2514
washed (not muddy)53.393116.99
self-improving (not self-destructive)53.164726.846
biased (not impartial)52.9118630.1453
insulting (not complimentary)52.969630.178
never cries (not often crying)52.985126.912
cautious (not impulsive)52.873631.8433
🤠 (not 🤑)52.891434.0106
🦇 (not 🐿)52.862032.297
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.766933.0502
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.7116728.3109
miserable (not joyful)52.792327.3101
🐐 (not 🦒)52.7103633.1157
👟 (not 🥾)52.676033.5107
goth (not flower child)52.656328.69
imaginative (not practical)52.452433.4536
sexist (not feminist)52.447826.3121
mad (not glad)52.289026.6107
🥳 (not 🥴)52.261430.083
devoted (not unfaithful)52.2128131.617
neurotypical (not autistic)52.0130629.2461
empath (not psychopath)52.095329.342
cheesy (not chic)51.884232.919
hunter (not gatherer)51.784130.348
generous (not stingy)51.495125.543
decorative (not utilitarian)51.351731.588
poetic (not factual)51.361130.328
tense (not relaxed)51.2124830.8479
pointed (not random)51.0121031.145
hoarder (not unprepared)50.9101726.9380
altruistic (not selfish)50.887827.8504
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)50.882031.9112
astonishing (not methodical)50.360032.2515
indiscreet (not tactful)50.751431.0102
stuttering (not rhythmic)50.440332.135
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.677327.232

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 (0.831)
  2. Tony Stark (0.784)
  3. Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (0.78)
  4. Tyrion Lannister (0.772)
  5. Patrick Jane (0.765)
  6. Rhett Butler (0.728)
  7. Francisco d'Anconia (0.723)
  8. Paul Smecker (0.721)
  9. Lucifer Morningstar (0.717)
  10. Rusty Ryan (0.715)
  1. Matt Donovan (-0.493)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.472)
  3. Ashley Wilkes (-0.421)
  4. Niko Polastri (-0.409)
  5. Jerry Gergich (-0.394)
  6. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.386)
  7. Dale Harding (-0.383)
  8. Mr. William Collins (-0.382)
  9. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.363)
  10. William Mason (-0.361)

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: ENTP (r = 0.52)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.39)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.36)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.32)
  5. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.23)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.21)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.16)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.1)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.09)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.08)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.03)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.03)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.03)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.09)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.13)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.15)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.15)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.17)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.17)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.18)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.34)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.34)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.59)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.6)


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