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Dennis Nedry Personality Statistics

Dennis Nedry 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
nerd (not jock)94.73011.4555
traitorous (not loyal)93.4415.6502
selfish (not altruistic)93.13515.8486
two-faced (not one-faced)92.21918.265
cheesy (not chic)91.9510.122
desperate (not high standards)91.5810.154
mischievous (not well behaved)91.27615.9464
arrogant (not humble)90.99515.4479
gamer (not non-gamer)90.91318.448
slovenly (not stylish)90.5812.7499
awkward (not charming)90.2913.3499
messy (not neat)90.12714.3342
backdoor (not official)89.81814.6462
disreputable (not prestigious)89.8914.1396
everyman (not chosen one)89.3313.327
villainous (not heroic)89.04917.6503
bookish (not sporty)89.012915.0487
repulsive (not attractive)88.91713.5500
scandalous (not proper)88.75416.5390
cringeworthy (not inspiring)88.72012.790
stingy (not generous)88.64417.965
thick (not thin)88.62317.2369
dorky (not cool)88.61818.187
twitchy (not still)88.52818.147
rude (not respectful)88.44316.0514
suspicious (not trusting)88.39016.8490
debased (not pure)88.05316.4489
bitter (not sweet)88.06915.5475
unpolished (not eloquent)87.82615.0431
weakass (not badass)87.81319.340
perverted (not clean)87.83815.733
foolish (not wise)87.72314.9525
impatient (not patient)87.710918.5140
poisonous (not nurturing)87.78317.6149
🛌 (not 🧗)87.71417.3164
cunning (not honorable)87.66318.0506
sarcastic (not genuine)87.54216.4556
slothful (not active)87.4915.9531
outlaw (not sheriff)87.18919.3516
vengeful (not forgiving)87.112417.9459
stinky (not fresh)87.02017.6168
self-destructive (not self-improving)87.06014.744
entitled (not grateful)87.012019.843
moody (not stable)86.911513.6451
quarrelsome (not warm)86.812217.2515
money-focused (not love-focused)86.77723.125
anxious (not calm)86.56316.1502
competitive (not cooperative)86.222020.9458
clumsy (not coordinated)86.14318.9521
tardy (not on-time)85.94213.354
💩 (not 🌟)85.93420.095
skeptical (not spiritual)85.89115.3489
unlucky (not fortunate)85.82217.4512
punchable (not loveable)85.48920.139
psychopath (not empath)85.410015.639
disorganized (not self-disciplined)85.44619.9508
💔 (not 💝)85.44120.2129
indulgent (not sober)85.39320.9462
demonic (not angelic)85.08415.6489
beta (not alpha)84.94718.8483
insulting (not complimentary)84.78817.867
individualist (not communal)84.711722.682
shallow (not deep)84.73719.0141
😬 (not 😏)84.61820.797
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)84.63218.982
unfaithful (not devoted)84.62122.628
lewd (not tasteful)84.53916.1470
jealous (not compersive)84.47420.3453
juvenile (not mature)84.47718.597
technophile (not luddite)84.35923.8488
weird (not normal)84.213315.9516
cruel (not kind)84.28317.1510
heathen (not devout)84.12219.4420
rebellious (not obedient)84.126023.1493
pack rat (not minimalist)84.01419.298
jaded (not innocent)83.916419.916
first-mate (not captain)83.810220.9451
receiving (not giving)83.810810.718
creepy (not disarming)83.52721.6143
puny (not mighty)83.41916.8533
child free (not pronatalist)83.45822.9414
🙃 (not 🥰)83.46822.2148
🐷 (not 🐮)83.42621.9176
experimental (not reliable)83.38015.551
night owl (not morning lark)83.015519.1332
scrub (not legit)83.01919.6140
chaotic (not orderly)82.915720.8474
often crying (not never cries)82.76723.521
freak (not normie)82.612619.841
stubborn (not accommodating)82.632223.451
dramatic (not no-nonsense)82.514621.1149
ugly (not beautiful)82.42420.089
miserable (not joyful)82.412217.5101
antagonist (not protagonist)82.46720.621
vain (not demure)82.413620.9482
traumatized (not flourishing)82.411816.742
trash (not treasure)82.34022.4130
cannibal (not vegan)82.310918.642
tense (not relaxed)82.131122.9504
soulless (not soulful)82.17821.462
lost (not enlightened)82.15116.336
biased (not impartial)82.013122.5501
😈 (not 😇)82.017023.093
judgemental (not accepting)81.919221.2325
ludicrous (not sensible)81.88520.5471
crazy (not sane)81.713619.1100
feisty (not gracious)81.623217.5443
stuttering (not rhythmic)81.32316.138
high-tech (not low-tech)81.214923.9511
salacious (not wholesome)80.714025.489
cold (not warm)80.615819.8485
lazy (not diligent)80.52121.5506
mathematical (not literary)80.36821.5477
exaggerating (not factual)80.319424.235
reclusive (not social)80.110323.0172
short (not tall)80.010917.8464
secretive (not open-book)80.027230.940
🥴 (not 🥳)79.86723.099
hypocritical (not equitable)79.711322.995
scruffy (not manicured)79.316523.4463
interrupting (not attentive)79.117426.134
opinionated (not neutral)78.961525.947
🤡 (not 👽)78.83925.492
underachiever (not overachiever)78.73727.141
sickly (not healthy)78.74116.5520
uninspiring (not charismatic)78.62224.7448
mad (not glad)78.420222.8100
sexist (not feminist)78.314223.6148
edgy (not politically correct)78.123820.9441
deviant (not average)77.927426.8370
lowbrow (not highbrow)77.93022.8452
🐐 (not 🦒)77.85326.8132
scientific (not artistic)77.725422.6459
slacker (not workaholic)77.68724.579
oblivious (not alert)77.59422.7102
deranged (not reasonable)77.417322.092
extreme (not moderate)77.241324.2509
🤑 (not 🤠)77.117931.9127
off-key (not musical)76.99725.340
muddy (not washed)76.89622.730
gatherer (not hunter)76.817426.037
lustful (not chaste)76.625526.3417
analysis (not common sense)76.518818.116
slugabed (not go-getter)76.42127.7102
transient (not permanent)76.33223.0129
guarded (not open)76.251124.4460
🥶 (not 🥵)76.27829.139
impulsive (not cautious)76.129927.7483
dispassionate (not romantic)76.17126.140
unfixable (not fixable)76.112022.544
bad-cook (not good-cook)75.915027.547
flimsy (not sturdy)75.87029.337
long-winded (not concise)75.88519.325
expressive (not stoic)75.731125.0451
incompetent (not competent)75.76824.9485
💀 (not 🎃)75.721929.337
outsider (not insider)75.614330.0342
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.627830.0350
offended (not chill)75.527528.941
libertarian (not socialist)75.46929.4439
🤣 (not 😊)75.211824.293
slow (not fast)75.04624.0469
tiresome (not interesting)75.03824.7498
work-first (not family-first)74.831229.1447
ironic (not profound)74.69624.542
🧢 (not 🎩)74.524927.688
pensive (not serene)74.527424.231
gloomy (not sunny)74.332021.235
intellectual (not physical)74.249328.7468
chatty (not reserved)74.236627.4475
gossiping (not confidential)74.220130.4510
😭 (not 😀)74.112225.8114
pessimistic (not optimistic)74.020527.4447
flamboyant (not modest)73.929224.3478
🎨 (not 🏀)73.949124.435
atheist (not theist)73.829024.766
hypochondriac (not stoic)73.79725.117
loud (not quiet)73.641128.2505
noob (not pro)73.56527.5110
folksy (not presidential)73.422320.527
fearmongering (not reassuring)73.422928.120
claustrophobic (not spelunker)72.76932.429
jealous (not opinionated)72.75132.628
crafty (not scholarly)72.638925.1516
rough (not smooth)72.523224.1451
wavering (not resolute)72.43928.389
goof-off (not studious)72.223027.2131
modern (not historical)72.132226.7294
insecure (not confident)71.912329.7543
poor (not rich)71.820821.8464
authoritarian (not democratic)71.729528.0398
ignorant (not knowledgeable)71.711229.947
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.746320.222
🐒 (not 🐩)71.620330.3115
worldly (not innocent)71.561325.0418
unorthodox (not traditional)71.540528.071
envious (not prideful)71.52433.152
plays hard (not works hard)71.419926.4445
barbaric (not civilized)71.416723.0458
nihilist (not existentialist)71.16027.574
monochrome (not multicolored)71.024326.156
close-minded (not open-minded)70.920527.8413
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.728628.7440
not introspective (not introspective)70.710628.4129
thrifty (not extravagant)70.725428.931
cryptic (not straightforward)70.410027.4493
real (not philosophical)70.438326.0328
mundane (not extraordinary)70.410326.9498
hedonist (not monastic)70.125132.070
apprentice (not master)69.820230.1148
roundabout (not direct)69.78328.5444
📉 (not 📈)69.75833.995
obsessed (not aloof)69.443931.5482
paranoid (not naive)69.438630.024
sad (not happy)69.443126.3466
indiscreet (not tactful)69.312129.0106
factual (not poetic)69.338927.632
angry (not good-humored)69.127327.6508
plastic (not wooden)69.110732.539
rock (not rap)69.185628.225
bored (not interested)69.06130.644
rugged (not refined)68.935324.6466
depressed (not bright)68.723424.5495
gendered (not androgynous)68.7103829.7128
🧠 (not 💪)68.769828.3120
basic (not hipster)68.644630.3462
lenient (not strict)68.531728.6448
earth (not air)68.543428.731
apathetic (not curious)68.47230.5444
radical (not centrist)68.429728.819
submissive (not dominant)68.323627.4471
distant (not touchy-feely)68.343029.816
tailor (not blacksmith)67.953429.346
anarchist (not statist)67.830329.9143
English (not German)67.888530.546
metrosexual (not macho)67.747025.240
emotional (not logical)67.244728.8497
whippersnapper (not sage)67.125824.231
deliberate (not spontaneous)67.167530.5485
lavish (not frugal)67.137330.9464
🧐 (not 😎)67.132129.4103
sensitive (not thick-skinned)66.933929.9527
specialist (not generalist)66.940631.170
ambitious (not realistic)66.951934.039
instinctual (not reasoned)66.848128.7483
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.656731.235
drop out (not valedictorian)66.530030.0101
soft (not hard)66.437831.3492
helpless (not resourceful)66.28531.778
zany (not regular)66.251932.0113
🐀 (not 🐘)66.026236.8178
subjective (not objective)65.818633.363
soft (not hard)65.738328.560
🏌 (not 🤺)65.79832.274
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.722233.237
resistant (not resigned)65.676430.6465
unobservant (not perceptive)65.412531.627
rustic (not cultured)65.425219.619
genocidal (not not genocidal)65.422831.320
literal (not metaphorical)65.350828.6424
businesslike (not chivalrous)65.345935.345
simple (not complicated)65.216031.7522
unpatriotic (not patriotic)65.28733.499
princess (not queen)65.229432.620
repetitive (not varied)65.142428.9133
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)65.128434.127
🐴 (not 🦄)65.049635.890
Italian (not Swedish)64.943132.941
trolling (not triggered)64.818433.429
racist (not egalitarian)64.713929.985
reactive (not proactive)64.731133.219
demanding (not unchallenging)64.698232.659
meek (not bossy)64.523731.0425
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.459629.750
remote (not involved)64.39431.1447
🐿 (not 🦇)64.354335.599
exhibitionist (not bashful)64.261831.044
haunted (not blissful)64.275429.839
🤖 (not 👻)64.135232.886
driven (not unambitious)64.0121430.4481
privileged (not oppressed)63.880326.630
fantastical (not realistic)63.841334.255
hurried (not leisurely)63.649833.5462
variable (not consistent)63.524030.825
whimsical (not rational)63.439929.2504
wild (not tame)63.171828.9413
freelance (not corporate)63.164534.537
asexual (not sexual)62.826833.640
ADHD (not OCD)62.634932.735
careful (not brave)62.526428.3457
urban (not rural)62.485630.5129
builder (not explorer)62.246027.1415
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)62.138431.4447
industrial (not domestic)61.945029.263
chortling (not giggling)61.971534.337
cocky (not timid)61.992432.725
pretentious (not unassuming)61.762835.5118
intense (not lighthearted)61.785230.930
vulnerable (not armoured)61.633932.1481
vintage (not trendy)61.587329.037
ferocious (not pacifist)61.375130.9454
introvert (not extrovert)61.239032.3479
bold (not shy)61.0119130.0438
dunce (not genius)60.926428.4511
bad boy (not white knight)60.946333.739
oxymoron (not tautology)60.846429.517
machiavellian (not transparent)60.752332.212
irrelevant (not important)60.411630.1164
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)60.353532.7127
winter (not summer)60.253633.019
epic (not deep)59.947822.335
methodical (not astonishing)59.772430.7443
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)59.793827.086
preppy (not punk rock)59.774524.827
cat person (not dog person)59.751636.624
sorrowful (not cheery)59.673928.9465
bold (not serious)59.664229.1451
🤐 (not 😜)59.659432.5104
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.561031.2445
western (not eastern)59.478433.4127
ranged (not melee)59.454334.433
indie (not pop)59.476030.818
conservative (not liberal)59.337132.1108
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)59.357331.8108
sheltered (not street-smart)59.041630.8379
avant-garde (not classical)59.044331.248
orange (not purple)58.849032.1339
fire (not water)58.881332.937
uncreative (not open to new experinces)58.726132.4428
geriatric (not vibrant)58.725525.838
provincial (not cosmopolitan)58.647330.6345
playful (not serious)58.446030.1459
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.345036.0542
vague (not precise)58.128531.2325
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.167633.1454
arcane (not mainstream)58.067632.0435
codependent (not independent)58.041836.2451
believable (not poorly-written)58.0135928.545
charming (not trusting)57.965722.6440
enslaved (not emancipated)57.824630.9444
rigid (not flexible)57.772130.9461
empirical (not theoretical)57.662431.4437
👟 (not 🥾)57.661937.898
natural-talent (not hard-work)57.534426.643
nonpolitical (not political)57.245035.6407
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.163230.883
masculine (not feminine)56.986724.9474
autistic (not neurotypical)56.915529.3418
predictable (not quirky)56.856130.016
overprepared (not efficient)56.719230.541
scheduled (not spontaneous)56.582632.6466
funny (not humorless)56.482330.4488
passive (not assertive)56.330830.4501
monotone (not expressive)56.341830.718
dramatic (not comedic)56.299434.244
high IQ (not low IQ)56.1123530.1460
Russian (not French)56.141433.445
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.769333.2443
concrete (not abstract)55.782332.7117
mild (not spicy)55.646532.0477
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)55.654231.755
animalistic (not human)55.534731.8539
practical (not imaginative)55.390730.6484
playful (not shy)55.2106528.0418
utilitarian (not decorative)55.292933.259
Roman (not Greek)55.060831.726
straight (not queer)54.9121631.0140
goth (not flower child)54.551431.731
lover (not fighter)54.467930.732
thinker (not doer)54.239531.648
quitter (not persistent)54.15736.195
old (not young)54.057420.3514
private (not gregarious)53.892533.9469
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)53.8106234.1110
exuberant (not subdued)53.691533.343
Pepsi (not Coke)53.551340.739
unmotivated (not motivated)53.512034.528
hesitant (not decisive)53.339131.4475
🧕 (not 💃)53.343832.1140
emotional (not unemotional)53.3107232.023
picky (not always down)53.388633.626
kinky (not vanilla)53.174634.0436
idealist (not realist)52.868335.072
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.459631.3358
suspicious (not awkward)52.3102136.9522
intimate (not formal)52.375326.9129
frenzied (not sleepy)52.3137331.843
gullible (not cynical)52.352939.026
self-conscious (not self-assured)52.239834.9524
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.264936.3119
frank (not sugarcoated)52.2121532.417
hoarder (not unprepared)51.599935.7399
prudish (not flirtatious)51.467038.024
dry (not moist)51.379537.626
creative (not conventional)51.284830.5474
circular (not linear)51.073231.138
🤫 (not 🤔)50.257537.990
pointed (not random)50.8121531.836
contrarian (not yes-man)50.2103830.421
tight (not loose)50.3109733.040

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Cypher (0.833)
  2. George Costanza (0.807)
  3. Jonah Ryan (0.793)
  4. Arturo Roman (0.786)
  5. Ian Duncan (0.776)
  6. Sid Phillips (0.738)
  7. Joffrey Baratheon (0.73)
  8. Gollum (0.708)
  9. Pierce Hawthorne (0.695)
  10. Dee Reynolds (0.693)
  1. Mufasa (-0.734)
  2. Princess Celestia (-0.733)
  3. Esme Cullen (-0.728)
  4. Marmee March (-0.723)
  5. Nala (-0.705)
  6. Bo Peep (-0.702)
  7. Black Panther (-0.699)
  8. Jennifer Jareau (-0.697)
  9. Hakoda (-0.691)
  10. Carlisle Cullen (-0.687)

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. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.77)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.66)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.65)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.64)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.63)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.57)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.55)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.54)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.51)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.48)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.45)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.43)
  13. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.42)
  14. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.4)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.35)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.33)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.16)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.1)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.1)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.0)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.0)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.02)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.06)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.09)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.1)


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