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Dr. Ian Malcolm Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
high IQ (not low IQ)87.135917.8436
charismatic (not uninspiring)87.015718.0428
bold (not shy)86.943416.0515
playful (not shy)86.621213.5474
sexual (not asexual)86.519520.057
confident (not insecure)86.415319.4534
chatty (not reserved)84.820819.7481
flirtatious (not prudish)84.814819.439
funny (not humorless)84.417517.4525
cocky (not timid)84.035320.141
rebellious (not obedient)83.134817.5491
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.112818.6362
opinionated (not neutral)83.049224.355
worldly (not innocent)82.726916.2489
narcissistic (not low self esteem)82.721317.464
flamboyant (not modest)82.616219.8480
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.515122.4499
kinky (not vanilla)82.413118.5459
vibrant (not geriatric)82.421318.338
tall (not short)82.216315.2560
extraordinary (not mundane)82.128018.5489
emancipated (not enslaved)81.912718.5409
cynical (not gullible)81.724116.749
hipster (not basic)81.75217.2489
charming (not trusting)81.59618.1519
night owl (not morning lark)81.522616.2373
rock (not rap)81.521822.042
genius (not dunce)81.131619.6518
stylish (not slovenly)81.128719.4512
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.735719.4120
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.438722.4500
spicy (not mild)80.330720.7486
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)80.339421.250
interesting (not tiresome)80.029721.6504
lustful (not chaste)79.521219.6488
intellectual (not physical)79.041922.3508
competent (not incompetent)78.969221.9534
arrogant (not humble)78.736820.8493
attractive (not repulsive)78.464023.6505
sarcastic (not genuine)78.423021.8528
exuberant (not subdued)78.324520.540
weird (not normal)78.330117.6514
unorthodox (not traditional)78.331023.166
perceptive (not unobservant)78.274429.447
badass (not weakass)78.268823.755
curious (not apathetic)78.129922.6501
wild (not tame)78.143020.3409
treasure (not trash)78.169823.6154
exhibitionist (not bashful)78.020023.847
driven (not unambitious)77.992520.2484
extrovert (not introvert)77.734225.0558
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.656725.848
cosmopolitan (not provincial)77.514122.2417
freelance (not corporate)77.539227.255
mischievous (not well behaved)77.448620.1510
quirky (not predictable)77.317721.745
independent (not codependent)77.044726.3446
interested (not bored)77.034125.256
skeptical (not spiritual)76.945427.9497
opinionated (not jealous)76.640824.539
master (not apprentice)76.557022.8161
good-humored (not angry)76.234922.0480
expressive (not stoic)76.138424.5498
egalitarian (not racist)76.095320.9104
dominant (not submissive)75.964022.5458
creative (not conventional)75.932124.6462
complicated (not simple)75.849023.2505
prideful (not envious)75.536620.677
vain (not demure)75.429623.2490
punk rock (not preppy)75.329426.761
atheist (not theist)75.331125.586
gregarious (not private)75.219024.4508
feisty (not gracious)75.251022.1446
edgy (not politically correct)74.935622.6502
extravagant (not thrifty)74.933026.355
loud (not quiet)74.747323.0523
English (not German)74.766823.741
dramatic (not no-nonsense)74.732726.1149
healthy (not sickly)74.462622.8509
rich (not poor)74.354318.2459
spontaneous (not scheduled)74.336527.5487
street-smart (not sheltered)74.254921.8383
scientific (not artistic)74.140025.8489
🌟 (not 💩)74.082230.0112
suspicious (not trusting)73.843023.9476
chaotic (not orderly)73.739125.4497
💃 (not 🧕)73.754225.7158
heroic (not villainous)73.682521.0503
mathematical (not literary)73.615628.6483
persistent (not quitter)73.6137623.7115
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)73.524626.253
assertive (not passive)73.272724.4486
zany (not regular)73.239722.892
important (not irrelevant)73.1100125.2167
extreme (not moderate)73.062222.8514
urban (not rural)72.957425.5145
jaded (not innocent)72.763118.041
masculine (not feminine)72.772220.7498
twitchy (not still)72.742321.861
open-minded (not close-minded)72.639925.8463
resistant (not resigned)72.654425.1506
explorer (not builder)72.532526.5473
😜 (not 🤐)72.537627.5110
believable (not poorly-written)72.588618.745
logical (not emotional)72.428425.6498
loyal (not traitorous)72.3106921.5467
paranoid (not naive)72.335821.244
stubborn (not accommodating)72.279825.666
work-first (not family-first)71.944926.6499
arcane (not mainstream)71.831826.3527
Italian (not Swedish)71.828623.243
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.882626.741
analysis (not common sense)71.735727.349
indie (not pop)71.747027.544
scandalous (not proper)71.647824.0416
pretentious (not unassuming)71.643522.8123
romantic (not dispassionate)71.565629.560
charming (not awkward)71.460128.4537
fast (not slow)71.471323.0481
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.359427.6520
moist (not dry)71.318025.353
queen (not princess)71.260429.238
😎 (not 🧐)71.145230.3138
deviant (not average)71.054922.0373
outlaw (not sheriff)70.952125.9532
individualist (not communal)70.850027.590
protagonist (not antagonist)70.685629.246
🧠 (not 💪)70.481825.5130
privileged (not oppressed)70.474226.243
theoretical (not empirical)70.32729.6531
specialist (not generalist)70.236628.184
resourceful (not helpless)70.1112823.286
bookish (not sporty)70.175026.3542
alpha (not beta)70.074827.2504
overachiever (not underachiever)70.0100127.560
smooth (not rough)69.931926.9506
modern (not historical)69.945626.8338
nerd (not jock)69.866727.0489
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.834326.7507
contrarian (not yes-man)69.749328.833
bossy (not meek)69.686822.2494
lavish (not frugal)69.538823.8421
civilized (not barbaric)69.383723.8479
metaphorical (not literal)69.212829.1509
fresh (not stinky)69.185026.9138
heathen (not devout)69.028126.2470
😀 (not 😭)68.935123.7110
eloquent (not unpolished)68.970327.7454
🎨 (not 🏀)68.876727.855
backdoor (not official)68.746627.1446
pro (not noob)68.798830.6115
active (not slothful)68.6117923.4500
bad boy (not white knight)68.641423.443
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.651724.2454
outsider (not insider)68.536728.1314
introspective (not not introspective)68.560829.2159
pensive (not serene)68.569225.254
indulgent (not sober)68.452827.3532
philosophical (not real)68.412730.1377
beautiful (not ugly)68.3118430.3102
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.385626.993
fire (not water)68.369033.550
wise (not foolish)68.255825.2500
😏 (not 😬)68.247232.8129
expressive (not monotone)68.169726.832
loose (not tight)68.026028.243
freak (not normie)68.052222.371
entitled (not grateful)67.753826.149
avant-garde (not classical)67.528026.782
chill (not offended)67.427826.245
frank (not sugarcoated)67.497428.342
legit (not scrub)67.399726.3166
democratic (not authoritarian)67.249229.3436
abstract (not concrete)67.130227.8126
reactive (not proactive)67.129829.934
mysterious (not unambiguous)67.045228.6475
📈 (not 📉)67.061830.1115
demanding (not unchallenging)67.0111329.271
child free (not pronatalist)66.767831.8486
kind (not cruel)66.6104722.1520
go-getter (not slugabed)66.6124325.7101
intimate (not formal)66.645425.2158
motivated (not unmotivated)66.5149130.139
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)66.446726.3410
involved (not remote)66.489625.5443
soulful (not soulless)66.4112827.888
high-tech (not low-tech)66.451727.3533
social (not reclusive)66.458829.6155
liberal (not conservative)66.369329.5131
playful (not serious)66.142627.2465
diligent (not lazy)66.1146724.1450
lenient (not strict)66.145526.2463
purple (not orange)66.035629.2444
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.056627.7130
frenzied (not sleepy)66.0109224.046
impatient (not patient)65.977327.3158
overspender (not penny-pincher)65.941228.7164
picky (not always down)65.955727.335
cool (not dorky)65.865228.3111
🥵 (not 🥶)65.550831.053
cultured (not rustic)65.569329.639
bold (not serious)65.460728.0552
direct (not roundabout)65.492831.6493
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)65.345033.236
🤔 (not 🤫)65.247230.4105
variable (not consistent)65.226629.054
one-faced (not two-faced)65.193731.364
decisive (not hesitant)65.095527.6499
lover (not fighter)64.953429.351
technophile (not luddite)64.839527.7439
judgemental (not accepting)64.761428.8330
leisurely (not hurried)64.531728.7484
long-winded (not concise)64.534033.036
quarrelsome (not warm)64.069426.4495
objective (not subjective)63.929029.178
radical (not centrist)63.953126.130
never cries (not often crying)63.975028.232
realist (not idealist)63.855732.392
enlightened (not lost)63.744527.662
efficient (not overprepared)63.786029.154
chivalrous (not businesslike)63.753229.758
rude (not respectful)63.645421.2471
goth (not flower child)63.638627.938
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.575330.186
prestigious (not disreputable)63.485626.1384
western (not eastern)63.478229.6139
earth (not air)63.477132.344
🧗 (not 🛌)63.390129.8163
tailor (not blacksmith)63.283324.444
mighty (not puny)63.1105624.5517
bright (not depressed)63.156327.1492
open (not guarded)62.923629.5478
competitive (not cooperative)62.891029.1472
moody (not stable)62.795325.5482
reasoned (not instinctual)62.742030.4527
flexible (not rigid)62.741528.5434
human (not animalistic)62.7114928.5524
gossiping (not confidential)62.539927.7425
metrosexual (not macho)62.579827.855
scholarly (not crafty)62.345829.6476
armoured (not vulnerable)62.088425.8484
haunted (not blissful)62.0101928.046
gendered (not androgynous)61.9153330.6126
gamer (not non-gamer)61.941233.760
transient (not permanent)61.832828.4126
valedictorian (not drop out)61.6104030.8114
fast-talking (not slow-talking)61.689629.858
plays hard (not works hard)61.539424.7499
👽 (not 🤡)61.563629.1115
💝 (not 💔)61.566932.6153
realistic (not fantastical)61.580830.146
debased (not pure)61.462327.1487
deep (not shallow)61.491532.1115
chortling (not giggling)61.388231.544
🤣 (not 😊)61.144532.0116
loveable (not punchable)61.195728.047
tardy (not on-time)61.143128.063
lewd (not tasteful)61.037424.3460
🐒 (not 🐩)60.955530.291
natural-talent (not hard-work)60.634028.067
experimental (not reliable)60.560030.154
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.476731.6105
folksy (not presidential)60.459528.350
rational (not whimsical)60.386530.7487
straight (not queer)60.3128630.5134
multicolored (not monochrome)60.361634.966
political (not nonpolitical)60.279032.9468
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.273426.5517
coordinated (not clumsy)59.9110527.2453
compersive (not jealous)59.965526.0448
fortunate (not unlucky)59.853928.4462
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.848730.4484
musical (not off-key)59.851129.444
high standards (not desperate)59.693630.051
disarming (not creepy)59.5121225.4151
receiving (not giving)59.555131.844
ironic (not profound)59.462030.745
summer (not winter)59.474931.635
spontaneous (not deliberate)59.352932.2473
interrupting (not attentive)59.366029.736
thinker (not doer)59.336731.772
thin (not thick)59.292026.8339
reasonable (not deranged)59.191128.7127
alert (not oblivious)59.1110128.6116
cat person (not dog person)59.169136.134
messy (not neat)59.056627.6368
precise (not vague)58.9110529.7329
gloomy (not sunny)58.987127.444
fearmongering (not reassuring)58.956328.035
suspicious (not awkward)58.8104029.7484
salacious (not wholesome)58.862327.4106
warm (not cold)58.787926.5514
trolling (not triggered)58.732733.242
🤺 (not 🏌)58.6126432.6124
equitable (not hypocritical)58.582128.798
French (not Russian)58.591628.951
anxious (not calm)58.296329.4509
😈 (not 😇)58.173626.7121
varied (not repetitive)58.040328.3136
🦄 (not 🐴)58.059433.2129
industrial (not domestic)57.773430.184
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.796330.941
wooden (not plastic)57.7123630.153
forgiving (not vengeful)57.685025.0441
libertarian (not socialist)57.670932.0417
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.529529.8370
🐮 (not 🐷)57.591128.7132
intense (not lighthearted)57.5119233.744
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.469231.3155
sturdy (not flimsy)57.3121626.844
realistic (not ambitious)57.351833.767
happy (not sad)57.252924.0432
resolute (not wavering)57.1127129.397
sage (not whippersnapper)57.166229.347
perverted (not clean)57.152928.039
touchy-feely (not distant)57.166532.445
comedic (not dramatic)57.045030.863
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.975429.5469
young (not old)56.8112718.6491
existentialist (not nihilist)56.7107233.566
workaholic (not slacker)56.7142129.182
obsessed (not aloof)56.6117831.5471
epic (not deep)56.672031.165
fixable (not unfixable)56.3105329.341
pacifist (not ferocious)56.161528.7503
factual (not exaggerating)56.183930.954
open-book (not secretive)56.054030.253
cryptic (not straightforward)55.935332.7496
hard (not soft)55.995925.9486
hard (not soft)55.995824.977
crazy (not sane)55.785327.9121
hedonist (not monastic)55.788428.171
🎩 (not 🧢)55.791927.6104
flourishing (not traumatized)55.744629.354
brave (not careful)55.6115029.2500
ranged (not melee)55.690230.336
cheery (not sorrowful)55.465227.8474
good-cook (not bad-cook)55.475029.246
juvenile (not mature)55.277727.177
circular (not linear)55.169033.749
💀 (not 🎃)55.188736.244
manicured (not scruffy)55.0119128.6484
🥰 (not 🙃)55.091233.5174
🥳 (not 🥴)55.063530.593
first-mate (not captain)54.988731.8475
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.8132327.9111
sensible (not ludicrous)54.6108829.3466
anarchist (not statist)54.678530.7149
demonic (not angelic)54.572222.9486
nurturing (not poisonous)54.5112624.6147
vintage (not trendy)54.3135035.864
rugged (not refined)54.276427.3463
machiavellian (not transparent)54.283931.446
tactful (not indiscreet)54.1121531.0103
minimalist (not pack rat)54.196928.9120
Pepsi (not Coke)54.161835.754
bitter (not sweet)54.088025.5453
mad (not glad)54.0101726.5115
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.083827.844
disorganized (not self-disciplined)53.850629.9472
cunning (not honorable)53.671229.1509
self-improving (not self-destructive)53.679629.163
factual (not poetic)53.4106628.143
OCD (not ADHD)53.4117233.856
oxymoron (not tautology)53.3111430.136
biased (not impartial)53.2148430.2453
👻 (not 🤖)53.295931.9107
🐘 (not 🐀)53.287232.5155
🐐 (not 🦒)53.2130033.5160
🦇 (not 🐿)53.174232.5102
imaginative (not practical)53.064733.4535
Greek (not Roman)53.069932.348
random (not pointed)53.043131.853
unemotional (not emotional)52.945430.339
chic (not cheesy)52.885332.443
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.783233.2493
neurotypical (not autistic)52.6155129.3457
goof-off (not studious)52.661829.6115
cautious (not impulsive)52.492632.0435
sexist (not feminist)52.456726.6130
rhythmic (not stuttering)52.4146631.846
insulting (not complimentary)52.383228.988
🤠 (not 🤑)52.2120734.2108
stoic (not hypochondriac)52.2117728.342
tense (not relaxed)51.9154030.7472
miserable (not joyful)51.9116526.8109
vegan (not cannibal)51.8103726.746
hunter (not gatherer)51.7105530.956
👟 (not 🥾)51.697434.3119
utilitarian (not decorative)51.5128031.896
money-focused (not love-focused)51.561633.225
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)51.4101432.3120
psychopath (not empath)51.370528.746
devoted (not unfaithful)51.2167231.044
everyman (not chosen one)51.185030.635
generous (not stingy)51.0126126.951
altruistic (not selfish)50.9113627.8512
washed (not muddy)50.2128924.435
side character (not main character)50.8102735.941
hoarder (not unprepared)50.3129727.0379
astonishing (not methodical)50.675832.3503

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 (0.828)
  2. Tony Stark (0.79)
  3. Tyrion Lannister (0.782)
  4. Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (0.779)
  5. Patrick Jane (0.777)
  6. Rhett Butler (0.749)
  7. Paul Smecker (0.747)
  8. Neal Caffrey (0.74)
  9. Francisco d'Anconia (0.738)
  10. Frank Abagnale (0.732)
  1. Matt Donovan (-0.538)
  2. Sam Healy (-0.463)
  3. Niko Polastri (-0.442)
  4. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.418)
  5. Jerry Gergich (-0.416)
  6. Ashley Wilkes (-0.414)
  7. Linda Montag (-0.399)
  8. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.389)
  9. Cyndee Pokorny (-0.382)
  10. Stuart Bloom (-0.38)

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

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


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