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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
high IQ (not low IQ)88.416316.0400
bold (not shy)87.422014.9501
playful (not shy)87.09213.1466
charismatic (not uninspiring)86.88317.9411
confident (not insecure)86.38919.4500
chatty (not reserved)85.69718.7477
funny (not humorless)84.77616.9503
flamboyant (not modest)83.67718.5460
worldly (not innocent)83.512115.3462
rebellious (not obedient)83.116417.3483
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.05818.9350
kinky (not vanilla)82.96017.6445
extraordinary (not mundane)82.811917.5484
tall (not short)82.47615.6512
emancipated (not enslaved)82.17018.6400
hipster (not basic)81.81917.3478
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.712823.3495
stylish (not slovenly)81.514018.8499
charming (not trusting)81.56217.5505
genius (not dunce)81.416019.4471
night owl (not morning lark)81.311615.7345
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.915322.2488
spicy (not mild)80.614820.5466
lustful (not chaste)79.912319.6492
interesting (not tiresome)79.713921.6497
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.422720.685
intellectual (not physical)79.222222.2491
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.17020.7404
unorthodox (not traditional)79.113822.449
competent (not incompetent)79.035821.9536
weird (not normal)78.913316.6507
attractive (not repulsive)78.928622.9490
curious (not apathetic)78.712422.3492
wild (not tame)78.320220.0391
sarcastic (not genuine)78.113722.0493
arrogant (not humble)77.821521.7487
extrovert (not introvert)77.816424.8534
driven (not unambitious)77.847320.1469
egalitarian (not racist)77.640818.075
master (not apprentice)77.527321.4129
treasure (not trash)77.536121.9100
independent (not codependent)77.421925.8450
atheist (not theist)77.211524.270
skeptical (not spiritual)77.024527.6474
mischievous (not well behaved)77.025720.3487
vain (not demure)76.815422.6473
creative (not conventional)76.415124.3448
expressive (not stoic)76.216324.5488
complicated (not simple)75.923322.9494
feisty (not gracious)75.928021.1431
edgy (not politically correct)75.719222.0494
good-humored (not angry)75.618122.5485
dominant (not submissive)75.534022.6444
gregarious (not private)75.410223.8488
💃 (not 🧕)75.319923.8143
dramatic (not no-nonsense)75.115625.0131
loud (not quiet)74.622523.1507
healthy (not sickly)74.632622.5498
scientific (not artistic)74.421525.6498
rich (not poor)74.429117.9445
suspicious (not trusting)74.323123.5467
mathematical (not literary)74.18428.2479
persistent (not quitter)74.166523.497
chaotic (not orderly)74.118825.1483
street-smart (not sheltered)74.029721.6375
spontaneous (not scheduled)73.917028.1475
heroic (not villainous)73.239621.1487
arcane (not mainstream)73.215425.1519
assertive (not passive)73.141623.9474
😜 (not 🤐)72.915727.595
open-minded (not close-minded)72.816625.6457
extreme (not moderate)72.832122.6495
avant-garde (not classical)72.88823.059
logical (not emotional)72.613925.5471
work-first (not family-first)72.625325.8491
urban (not rural)72.629326.2133
resourceful (not helpless)72.551521.959
loyal (not traitorous)72.451421.3458
masculine (not feminine)72.334920.7485
explorer (not builder)72.315226.6458
🌟 (not 💩)72.238629.790
resistant (not resigned)72.127325.9484
scandalous (not proper)71.823824.3410
zany (not regular)71.823222.584
charming (not awkward)71.529628.5518
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.526927.0523
important (not irrelevant)71.548925.7153
specialist (not generalist)71.317926.960
fast (not slow)71.233322.6478
deviant (not average)71.128322.1354
outlaw (not sheriff)71.024926.0531
pretentious (not unassuming)71.023922.697
nerd (not jock)70.633826.6486
individualist (not communal)70.625426.064
bookish (not sporty)70.636125.9517
🧠 (not 💪)70.640025.683
pessimistic (not optimistic)70.418826.5488
beautiful (not ugly)70.449727.670
alpha (not beta)70.338427.2482
pro (not noob)70.345529.0100
modern (not historical)70.121926.7338
theoretical (not empirical)70.11629.9512
smooth (not rough)70.016526.8497
outsider (not insider)69.917627.6301
bossy (not meek)69.845522.0511
metaphorical (not literal)69.86028.6484
civilized (not barbaric)69.541324.0464
lavish (not frugal)69.520424.0424
heathen (not devout)69.515426.0464
backdoor (not official)69.225526.7442
😎 (not 🧐)69.122330.8103
soulful (not soulless)69.146227.859
active (not slothful)69.054922.9486
eloquent (not unpolished)69.036727.5448
abstract (not concrete)69.013626.8106
philosophical (not real)68.87630.1349
cool (not dorky)68.827725.792
indulgent (not sober)68.726026.9513
wise (not foolish)68.628024.9469
fresh (not stinky)68.638027.2130
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.428824.5448
😀 (not 😭)68.416324.278
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)67.841526.375
democratic (not authoritarian)67.725229.1424
introspective (not not introspective)67.731528.7136
liberal (not conservative)67.430528.388
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)66.927726.2411
legit (not scrub)66.949126.5146
go-getter (not slugabed)66.857823.182
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.723228.3458
impatient (not patient)66.738526.8145
kind (not cruel)66.649421.9514
😏 (not 😬)66.526233.0106
diligent (not lazy)66.469123.9431
high-tech (not low-tech)66.324626.9520
lenient (not strict)66.221725.7437
involved (not remote)66.244225.8442
child free (not pronatalist)66.137532.0474
playful (not serious)66.018526.9456
overspender (not penny-pincher)66.019428.4140
bold (not serious)65.829127.6531
📈 (not 📉)65.830830.797
direct (not roundabout)65.746931.5474
social (not reclusive)65.728929.4146
intimate (not formal)65.522425.4136
purple (not orange)65.416329.8430
leisurely (not hurried)65.318628.1467
decisive (not hesitant)65.151027.4502
judgemental (not accepting)64.932929.0327
technophile (not luddite)64.521527.9430
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.130531.783
🤔 (not 🤫)63.926230.794
scholarly (not crafty)63.720329.0460
rude (not respectful)63.624920.9458
mighty (not puny)63.552224.3496
prestigious (not disreputable)63.542926.2376
objective (not subjective)63.514329.156
reasoned (not instinctual)63.421730.3513
🧗 (not 🛌)63.439129.1149
transient (not permanent)63.315127.2109
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)63.235129.982
gossiping (not confidential)63.122327.4392
quarrelsome (not warm)63.040726.5488
bright (not depressed)63.028327.1488
gendered (not androgynous)63.075229.8110
open (not guarded)62.911229.5470
competitive (not cooperative)62.746929.2459
moody (not stable)62.746125.7476
straight (not queer)62.668630.4125
human (not animalistic)62.457328.4514
multicolored (not monochrome)62.325132.751
flexible (not rigid)62.220228.3423
realist (not idealist)62.031432.573
lewd (not tasteful)61.922123.7441
western (not eastern)61.939729.8124
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.837930.767
🤣 (not 😊)61.722032.279
plays hard (not works hard)61.421124.7496
debased (not pure)61.332527.0481
armoured (not vulnerable)61.347226.1462
👽 (not 🤡)61.333728.596
industrial (not domestic)60.932631.261
equitable (not hypocritical)60.837927.565
valedictorian (not drop out)60.854031.097
political (not nonpolitical)60.737632.8465
deep (not shallow)60.646131.672
💝 (not 💔)60.630732.5140
coordinated (not clumsy)60.556327.0449
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.221430.2475
rational (not whimsical)60.047530.5473
thin (not thick)60.044226.0323
🐒 (not 🐩)59.929530.382
fortunate (not unlucky)59.828028.4441
compersive (not jealous)59.730726.1431
thick-skinned (not sensitive)59.739326.4521
salacious (not wholesome)59.533127.787
suspicious (not awkward)59.354229.2477
spontaneous (not deliberate)59.222032.3464
varied (not repetitive)58.914827.3105
messy (not neat)58.827027.7351
anxious (not calm)58.745129.2494
precise (not vague)58.754629.6319
warm (not cold)58.640626.3499
disarming (not creepy)58.660027.0127
resolute (not wavering)58.359229.983
reasonable (not deranged)58.146428.7105
alert (not oblivious)58.155328.693
😈 (not 😇)58.136626.6101
juvenile (not mature)58.034526.160
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.831331.3139
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.711230.1376
forgiving (not vengeful)57.639724.9433
libertarian (not socialist)57.639832.1408
happy (not sad)57.126224.0434
🐮 (not 🐷)57.142828.9119
young (not old)57.051718.2489
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.939529.6450
obsessed (not aloof)56.556531.5464
nurturing (not poisonous)56.551523.8131
🤺 (not 🏌)56.564232.894
🦄 (not 🐴)56.331932.7105
pacifist (not ferocious)56.229228.5488
cryptic (not straightforward)56.018632.7473
workaholic (not slacker)56.070928.760
🎩 (not 🧢)55.948126.882
hard (not soft)55.850526.0472
manicured (not scruffy)55.858628.6482
anarchist (not statist)55.536030.2138
crazy (not sane)55.344028.1100
brave (not careful)54.955729.4481
🥰 (not 🙃)54.940933.2156
🐘 (not 🐀)54.941232.0141
bitter (not sweet)54.845825.4454
hedonist (not monastic)54.747528.957
sensible (not ludicrous)54.652629.0458
cheery (not sorrowful)54.531327.4464
minimalist (not pack rat)54.445930.394
demonic (not angelic)54.336122.6488
first-mate (not captain)54.347432.1473
decorative (not utilitarian)54.026630.962
rugged (not refined)53.938626.8444
disorganized (not self-disciplined)53.724229.9472
hard (not soft)53.653025.565
cunning (not honorable)53.537228.9482
sexist (not feminist)53.530026.3114
🦇 (not 🐿)53.338432.787
imaginative (not practical)53.230333.2513
biased (not impartial)53.173329.9441
mad (not glad)53.054026.497
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.938832.9492
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)52.944531.396
goof-off (not studious)52.829428.585
🐐 (not 🦒)52.766433.2151
👟 (not 🥾)52.745333.9100
cautious (not impulsive)52.646931.8428
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.274227.495
neurotypical (not autistic)52.080329.3454
miserable (not joyful)52.060527.297
🥳 (not 🥴)52.036829.972
existentialist (not nihilist)51.862233.845
👻 (not 🤖)51.648332.080
tactful (not indiscreet)51.566831.194
tense (not relaxed)51.176030.9476
🤠 (not 🤑)51.157534.594
altruistic (not selfish)51.052827.7481
astonishing (not methodical)50.134432.2495
hoarder (not unprepared)50.962926.9368
insulting (not complimentary)50.446529.665

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. Tony Stark (0.814)
  2. Tyrion Lannister (0.806)
  3. Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (0.795)
  4. Patrick Jane (0.792)
  5. Alan Shore (0.784)
  1. Sam Healy (-0.522)
  2. Matt Donovan (-0.506)
  3. Niko Polastri (-0.48)
  4. Dale Harding (-0.462)
  5. Mr. William Collins (-0.457)

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: ISFJ (r = 0.59)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.5)
  3. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.46)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.43)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.39)
  6. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.39)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.37)
  8. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.31)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.28)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.2)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.19)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.17)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.13)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.09)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.05)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.02)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.01)
  18. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.09)
  19. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.11)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.12)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.23)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.3)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.35)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.47)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.52)


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