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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)94.82811.4540
traitorous (not loyal)93.7515.1474
selfish (not altruistic)93.23115.9476
mischievous (not well behaved)91.47615.8444
arrogant (not humble)90.78515.5466
slovenly (not stylish)90.5712.8489
awkward (not charming)90.2913.3488
messy (not neat)90.12414.4332
disreputable (not prestigious)90.0513.5391
backdoor (not official)89.91514.6454
cringeworthy (not inspiring)89.51311.182
dorky (not cool)89.51515.682
villainous (not heroic)89.03917.7490
bookish (not sporty)89.010615.1475
scandalous (not proper)89.04116.1383
thick (not thin)88.92116.7355
repulsive (not attractive)88.81713.5487
rude (not respectful)88.33916.1504
suspicious (not trusting)88.28516.8484
debased (not pure)88.24215.9472
bitter (not sweet)87.96515.6465
sarcastic (not genuine)87.83315.8542
poisonous (not nurturing)87.86616.9140
🛌 (not 🧗)87.81617.5158
cunning (not honorable)87.76017.9490
foolish (not wise)87.72014.9506
unpolished (not eloquent)87.72415.1422
impatient (not patient)87.68619.0129
outlaw (not sheriff)87.57218.6501
vengeful (not forgiving)87.410517.0437
slothful (not active)87.41115.9526
stinky (not fresh)87.31616.5160
quarrelsome (not warm)87.011216.7504
moody (not stable)86.89713.7448
anxious (not calm)86.65016.2493
competitive (not cooperative)86.318320.8452
self-destructive (not self-improving)86.35515.240
💩 (not 🌟)86.12919.485
clumsy (not coordinated)86.03518.9506
skeptical (not spiritual)85.97315.2474
unlucky (not fortunate)85.91817.4507
individualist (not communal)85.98320.778
disorganized (not self-disciplined)85.54019.9499
punchable (not loveable)85.47220.736
indulgent (not sober)85.38120.8457
💔 (not 💝)85.23420.6123
demonic (not angelic)85.07415.6480
beta (not alpha)84.93918.8466
lewd (not tasteful)84.53216.1467
heathen (not devout)84.42019.2414
shallow (not deep)84.43519.5129
😬 (not 😏)84.41720.690
cruel (not kind)84.37817.0493
jealous (not compersive)84.37520.5441
insulting (not complimentary)84.37818.263
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)84.33819.575
juvenile (not mature)84.16818.988
weird (not normal)84.111716.0505
technophile (not luddite)84.15324.0479
rebellious (not obedient)84.021523.2484
🙃 (not 🥰)84.05221.2134
first-mate (not captain)83.89321.0449
🐷 (not 🐮)83.62021.7165
puny (not mighty)83.51516.8522
trash (not treasure)83.53221.4124
scrub (not legit)83.51519.1137
pack rat (not minimalist)83.41519.593
child free (not pronatalist)83.36223.0410
creepy (not disarming)83.32422.1129
traumatized (not flourishing)83.28314.435
night owl (not morning lark)83.113119.1331
experimental (not reliable)83.07815.947
chaotic (not orderly)82.912320.8462
dramatic (not no-nonsense)82.812321.0146
ugly (not beautiful)82.72020.284
lost (not enlightened)82.73716.634
vain (not demure)82.511821.0475
tense (not relaxed)82.225422.9497
biased (not impartial)82.211522.3493
judgemental (not accepting)82.216020.8318
😈 (not 😇)82.015122.986
miserable (not joyful)81.910718.091
cannibal (not vegan)81.910319.337
ludicrous (not sensible)81.97120.6463
feisty (not gracious)81.920817.4430
crazy (not sane)81.711319.295
salacious (not wholesome)81.511024.585
stuttering (not rhythmic)81.31916.532
high-tech (not low-tech)81.212023.8503
reclusive (not social)81.17322.5161
soulless (not soulful)80.87621.955
cold (not warm)80.713019.8473
mathematical (not literary)80.65721.2466
lazy (not diligent)80.51721.5491
short (not tall)80.09417.8455
🥴 (not 🥳)79.66023.098
hypocritical (not equitable)79.49823.187
mad (not glad)79.215821.693
scruffy (not manicured)79.115223.5454
sickly (not healthy)78.73616.5513
uninspiring (not charismatic)78.52124.9440
flimsy (not sturdy)78.44125.831
claustrophobic (not spelunker)78.33228.222
edgy (not politically correct)78.220420.7431
deviant (not average)78.222826.4347
gatherer (not hunter)78.212827.331
lowbrow (not highbrow)78.03122.6443
🐐 (not 🦒)78.04627.0122
offended (not chill)78.019228.137
🤡 (not 👽)77.94026.284
slugabed (not go-getter)77.81726.694
scientific (not artistic)77.720622.5451
🤑 (not 🤠)77.714931.5115
slacker (not workaholic)77.47324.372
dispassionate (not romantic)77.44726.932
oblivious (not alert)77.37923.091
sexist (not feminist)77.312524.0139
deranged (not reasonable)77.214022.289
lustful (not chaste)77.121725.8408
extreme (not moderate)77.135124.3500
off-key (not musical)76.98725.633
guarded (not open)76.640223.7452
gloomy (not sunny)76.621020.831
impulsive (not cautious)76.325227.5475
outsider (not insider)76.212129.5332
secretive (not open-book)76.230232.128
transient (not permanent)75.73523.6119
🤣 (not 😊)75.79323.792
folksy (not presidential)75.616120.121
expressive (not stoic)75.626825.1438
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.523430.1342
unfixable (not fixable)75.511022.936
incompetent (not competent)75.45924.9473
libertarian (not socialist)75.36029.5435
tiresome (not interesting)75.03624.8489
work-first (not family-first)74.727829.1437
flamboyant (not modest)74.624123.6458
slow (not fast)74.64224.0455
😭 (not 😀)74.510125.7107
🧢 (not 🎩)74.221827.782
intellectual (not physical)74.240428.8461
chatty (not reserved)74.230727.6466
gossiping (not confidential)74.217730.6491
atheist (not theist)74.123724.360
pessimistic (not optimistic)73.918227.4437
loud (not quiet)73.534628.3496
noob (not pro)73.56227.1102
ignorant (not knowledgeable)73.49129.742
crafty (not scholarly)72.933425.1504
wavering (not resolute)72.82628.782
unorthodox (not traditional)72.632128.067
rough (not smooth)72.519024.1437
factual (not poetic)72.524123.027
modern (not historical)72.426226.6289
insecure (not confident)72.19429.5538
poor (not rich)71.918321.7454
worldly (not innocent)71.651725.0412
authoritarian (not democratic)71.625828.0392
goof-off (not studious)71.521127.6117
plays hard (not works hard)71.416626.5440
barbaric (not civilized)71.113923.1448
🐒 (not 🐩)71.019230.4112
close-minded (not open-minded)70.717327.8403
monochrome (not multicolored)70.620726.454
not introspective (not introspective)70.69128.3124
cryptic (not straightforward)70.58327.3486
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.524328.8435
real (not philosophical)70.531425.9322
mundane (not extraordinary)70.39127.0484
nihilist (not existentialist)70.15828.068
roundabout (not direct)69.56828.5440
apprentice (not master)69.518030.1143
sad (not happy)69.335626.3459
obsessed (not aloof)69.236731.5473
gendered (not androgynous)69.285429.6126
angry (not good-humored)69.222527.6496
hedonist (not monastic)69.123532.566
indiscreet (not tactful)69.110128.9101
🧐 (not 😎)69.124028.495
rugged (not refined)69.030124.4451
📉 (not 📈)69.05534.391
depressed (not bright)68.818824.3484
apathetic (not curious)68.66030.4441
basic (not hipster)68.538030.3459
🧠 (not 💪)68.557828.2114
lenient (not strict)68.426228.6438
submissive (not dominant)68.420227.4464
anarchist (not statist)68.223929.9134
tailor (not blacksmith)68.246129.541
metrosexual (not macho)67.938525.537
emotional (not logical)67.537628.6491
soft (not hard)67.528527.953
specialist (not generalist)67.533531.763
lavish (not frugal)67.230830.8457
deliberate (not spontaneous)67.156730.5479
subjective (not objective)66.914032.159
sensitive (not thick-skinned)66.828629.9523
instinctual (not reasoned)66.741728.6478
drop out (not valedictorian)66.725530.985
English (not German)66.774330.744
zany (not regular)66.543232.2110
variable (not consistent)66.514531.221
🐀 (not 🐘)66.322137.2166
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)66.317534.327
soft (not hard)66.231431.4480
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)66.221433.222
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.148030.830
resistant (not resigned)66.061630.4456
privileged (not oppressed)65.961926.226
whippersnapper (not sage)65.926824.528
racist (not egalitarian)65.811330.279
literal (not metaphorical)65.340728.7419
🏌 (not 🤺)65.38732.368
simple (not complicated)65.014331.7510
narcissistic (not low self esteem)65.051430.442
helpless (not resourceful)64.97531.371
freelance (not corporate)64.950034.929
repetitive (not varied)64.836729.2130
unpatriotic (not patriotic)64.57233.794
driven (not unambitious)64.4102130.1471
remote (not involved)64.48031.2439
🐴 (not 🦄)64.340335.784
🐿 (not 🦇)64.344735.589
unobservant (not perceptive)64.210232.525
meek (not bossy)64.120331.2416
🤖 (not 👻)64.030933.582
industrial (not domestic)63.934228.955
intense (not lighthearted)63.667729.425
hurried (not leisurely)63.540933.6457
whimsical (not rational)63.232729.0497
wild (not tame)63.257828.7404
careful (not brave)62.521828.2442
builder (not explorer)62.338327.1410
urban (not rural)62.069230.9123
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)61.931931.5437
ferocious (not pacifist)61.762030.7444
pretentious (not unassuming)61.652535.2108
vulnerable (not armoured)61.328732.2470
introvert (not extrovert)61.231832.3472
preppy (not punk rock)61.160224.123
bold (not shy)61.099730.0432
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.074526.980
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.043732.8123
Italian (not Swedish)61.044933.731
dunce (not genius)60.723028.4505
irrelevant (not important)60.410030.1160
bold (not serious)60.153628.9437
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.145132.1104
trolling (not triggered)60.122934.824
methodical (not astonishing)59.761130.6434
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.750631.3441
sorrowful (not cheery)59.661628.9454
🤐 (not 😜)59.550432.697
conservative (not liberal)59.330632.0103
western (not eastern)59.264133.5123
playful (not serious)59.136829.7443
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.835635.8537
orange (not purple)58.840331.9328
sheltered (not street-smart)58.834930.7373
uncreative (not open to new experinces)58.622232.5426
provincial (not cosmopolitan)58.639930.7341
avant-garde (not classical)58.637531.245
chortling (not giggling)58.567834.631
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.355733.0451
overprepared (not efficient)58.313728.836
believable (not poorly-written)58.3111227.839
vague (not precise)58.224331.2321
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.250730.275
👟 (not 🥾)58.251738.093
charming (not trusting)58.056522.6438
enslaved (not emancipated)58.020730.8440
arcane (not mainstream)58.056332.1432
empirical (not theoretical)57.952931.3432
nonpolitical (not political)57.835735.6398
codependent (not independent)57.835336.3448
geriatric (not vibrant)57.723424.835
rigid (not flexible)57.659930.9448
autistic (not neurotypical)56.912529.3409
ranged (not melee)56.955235.030
scheduled (not spontaneous)56.769032.4456
funny (not humorless)56.667430.2479
masculine (not feminine)56.572424.6459
high IQ (not low IQ)56.4102229.8454
passive (not assertive)56.226030.2490
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)56.183933.799
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.758433.2440
Russian (not French)55.735533.343
animalistic (not human)55.429531.8536
practical (not imaginative)55.475030.6475
concrete (not abstract)55.468133.1104
playful (not shy)55.387628.0416
mild (not spicy)55.139532.1463
straight (not queer)54.9101630.8132
utilitarian (not decorative)54.280033.356
frenzied (not sleepy)54.2109332.034
private (not gregarious)54.076133.9461
old (not young)53.848620.2505
🧕 (not 💃)53.837232.0138
idealist (not realist)53.555634.866
exuberant (not subdued)53.475433.735
hesitant (not decisive)53.232331.4472
kinky (not vanilla)53.062334.1432
quitter (not persistent)52.95536.490
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.652236.7114
suspicious (not awkward)52.385036.8512
intimate (not formal)52.361326.5119
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.248731.4354
self-conscious (not self-assured)51.933934.8510
Roman (not Greek)51.863431.821
loose (not tight)51.740333.936
linear (not circular)51.664631.529
hoarder (not unprepared)51.483035.7391
creative (not conventional)51.371030.5470
dry (not moist)50.167337.617
🤫 (not 🤔)50.248138.288

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 (0.841)
  2. George Costanza (0.827)
  3. Ian Duncan (0.789)
  4. Jonah Ryan (0.788)
  5. Arturo Roman (0.769)
  1. Mufasa (-0.74)
  2. Marmee March (-0.736)
  3. Princess Celestia (-0.73)
  4. Esme Cullen (-0.718)
  5. Hakoda (-0.713)

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: ENFP (r = 0.29)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.27)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.18)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.17)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.12)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.12)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.1)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.07)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.07)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.07)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.07)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.11)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.12)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.14)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.15)
  16. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.2)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.25)
  18. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.29)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.36)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.36)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.39)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.46)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.51)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.62)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.66)


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