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Jack Shephard Personality Statistics

Jack Shephard is a character from LOST. 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
persistent (not quitter)93.11188.819
straight (not queer)92.82311.5114
white knight (not bad boy)92.159.327
diligent (not lazy)90.821111.3244
workaholic (not slacker)90.612811.7117
active (not slothful)90.19310.5209
🧗 (not 🛌)89.64615.356
captain (not first-mate)89.19417.8238
motivated (not unmotivated)88.729615.518
love-focused (not money-focused)88.612811.48
driven (not unambitious)88.027216.3222
important (not irrelevant)87.021820.630
scientific (not artistic)86.87517.9264
gendered (not androgynous)86.716517.692
dramatic (not comedic)86.68116.836
pointed (not random)86.611715.431
coordinated (not clumsy)86.219014.2255
involved (not remote)86.23620.8259
privileged (not oppressed)86.118414.130
protagonist (not antagonist)86.010818.59
resourceful (not helpless)85.929017.7106
masculine (not feminine)85.825914.7268
sheriff (not outlaw)85.68618.3251
dog person (not cat person)85.44923.823
alpha (not beta)85.024019.3235
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)85.07721.742
go-getter (not slugabed)84.922323.128
works hard (not plays hard)84.415818.6280
high IQ (not low IQ)84.340716.6229
loyal (not traitorous)84.145216.6252
assertive (not passive)84.124718.1229
rational (not whimsical)84.08719.9275
heroic (not villainous)83.731516.4276
dominant (not submissive)83.534618.0248
predictable (not quirky)83.51312.811
practical (not imaginative)83.012315.5220
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.937118.8263
bossy (not meek)82.536017.8271
utilitarian (not decorative)82.55814.388
valedictorian (not drop out)82.231426.427
bold (not shy)81.960518.2282
obsessed (not aloof)81.912419.3234
factual (not poetic)81.98520.840
confidential (not gossiping)81.826219.2234
serious (not playful)81.624317.0234
tight (not loose)81.516012.326
devoted (not unfaithful)81.552919.210
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.311026.151
on-time (not tardy)80.835821.250
frenzied (not sleepy)80.819017.836
triggered (not trolling)80.83916.131
precise (not vague)80.620120.5166
hurried (not leisurely)80.55816.8208
rich (not poor)80.233116.2262
studious (not goof-off)80.237625.029
overachiever (not underachiever)80.243425.744
healthy (not sickly)80.129420.9244
legit (not scrub)80.028117.829
alert (not oblivious)79.930818.619
tense (not relaxed)79.839421.0229
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.734118.930
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.639322.5243
competent (not incompetent)79.453622.9209
rock (not rap)79.230820.620
human (not animalistic)79.134221.0230
consistent (not variable)79.013327.828
perceptive (not unobservant)79.058319.434
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)78.95024.559
reassuring (not fearmongering)78.815223.423
methodical (not astonishing)78.712920.0280
haunted (not blissful)78.728523.538
neurotypical (not autistic)78.421622.7265
pro (not noob)78.450023.431
badass (not weakass)78.455721.425
charming (not awkward)78.330020.0254
civilized (not barbaric)78.337918.7303
attractive (not repulsive)78.150921.6282
mighty (not puny)78.137418.8282
demanding (not unchallenging)78.153225.257
basic (not hipster)78.016821.7249
honorable (not cunning)77.922021.4285
stoic (not hypochondriac)77.811921.813
reasonable (not deranged)77.724623.130
pensive (not serene)77.614924.623
prestigious (not disreputable)77.525721.1198
kind (not cruel)77.350118.5286
English (not German)77.336926.023
opinionated (not neutral)77.368826.348
normal (not weird)77.25822.9256
skeptical (not spiritual)77.037324.6223
patriotic (not unpatriotic)77.027614.921
literal (not metaphorical)76.910921.4248
🐴 (not 🦄)76.916526.738
official (not backdoor)76.810423.2219
egalitarian (not racist)76.770519.824
straightforward (not cryptic)76.621724.2277
clean (not perverted)76.641420.928
giving (not receiving)76.629428.925
vanilla (not kinky)76.615123.1289
tall (not short)76.524316.8291
direct (not roundabout)76.539523.6260
communal (not individualist)76.53622.895
decisive (not hesitant)76.344523.5280
tactful (not indiscreet)76.220523.630
orderly (not chaotic)75.930124.5221
genuine (not sarcastic)75.721022.6248
insider (not outsider)75.76823.8155
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.715628.648
tasteful (not lewd)75.627121.3242
master (not apprentice)75.649024.795
strict (not lenient)75.330820.4253
disarming (not creepy)75.336320.3107
fast (not slow)74.843220.2280
mature (not juvenile)74.835621.8112
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.744025.2251
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.641524.4272
concrete (not abstract)74.420421.721
normie (not freak)74.413025.055
believable (not poorly-written)74.360818.432
earth (not air)74.323325.643
statist (not anarchist)74.215620.637
🏀 (not 🎨)74.224628.245
resistant (not resigned)74.037723.5286
neat (not messy)74.049124.5151
prideful (not envious)74.038826.047
presidential (not folksy)73.929329.134
resolute (not wavering)73.938321.429
intense (not lighthearted)73.951028.232
sensible (not ludicrous)73.833323.4240
generous (not stingy)73.836524.861
wooden (not plastic)73.633725.447
linear (not circular)73.56825.525
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.557827.929
altruistic (not selfish)73.135024.6272
analysis (not common sense)73.125927.626
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.031225.766
sexual (not asexual)72.952021.344
stubborn (not accommodating)72.864633.348
rigid (not flexible)72.830421.4250
beautiful (not ugly)72.681120.9121
classical (not avant-garde)72.424022.397
mathematical (not literary)72.315126.1270
offended (not chill)72.334422.835
brave (not careful)72.242324.8239
sad (not happy)72.132519.3241
🤖 (not 👻)72.115725.958
regular (not zany)72.011024.725
mainstream (not arcane)71.910324.2227
social (not reclusive)71.935826.344
eloquent (not unpolished)71.850123.4199
realistic (not fantastical)71.836529.735
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.833321.8272
miserable (not joyful)71.637925.323
real (not philosophical)71.434825.0158
politically correct (not edgy)71.320622.4262
sturdy (not flimsy)71.356022.734
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.255528.053
traumatized (not flourishing)71.243124.929
modest (not flamboyant)71.137324.4246
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.138326.794
angelic (not demonic)71.039721.6278
guarded (not open)70.967724.3259
repetitive (not varied)70.921723.7105
non-gamer (not gamer)70.842627.234
chosen one (not everyman)70.831224.633
traditional (not unorthodox)70.525726.3113
well behaved (not mischievous)70.128127.0290
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.057526.7207
preppy (not punk rock)70.052126.645
work-first (not family-first)69.941128.5211
interested (not bored)69.955528.235
atheist (not theist)69.841027.695
proper (not scandalous)69.636825.4222
respectful (not rude)69.451223.2256
confident (not insecure)69.466827.3266
soulful (not soulless)69.079124.8134
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.066228.544
genius (not dunce)68.863723.5278
nurturing (not poisonous)68.855522.695
sorrowful (not cheery)68.747422.9230
curious (not apathetic)68.756128.0245
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.740129.5277
😊 (not 🤣)68.745427.752
reliable (not experimental)68.741528.226
complicated (not simple)68.562329.6200
🤔 (not 🤫)68.525330.543
conventional (not creative)68.329329.0260
complimentary (not insulting)68.341624.6105
hunter (not gatherer)68.350332.832
🧠 (not 💪)68.271629.351
queen (not princess)68.159232.48
permanent (not transient)68.031829.084
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.052323.931
western (not eastern)67.935332.236
corporate (not freelance)67.831428.241
treasure (not trash)67.792730.364
vintage (not trendy)67.668328.523
pop (not indie)67.517030.419
😇 (not 😈)67.344629.042
🐘 (not 🐀)67.329434.241
OCD (not ADHD)67.160128.223
urban (not rural)67.171027.032
macho (not metrosexual)66.927629.927
reasoned (not instinctual)66.825828.2238
suspicious (not awkward)66.864924.4261
cool (not dorky)66.751626.520
extrovert (not introvert)66.655626.9250
factual (not exaggerating)66.441526.125
empirical (not theoretical)66.323229.9214
specialist (not generalist)66.342328.7122
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.243327.9217
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.842427.0285
doer (not thinker)65.760830.262
monochrome (not multicolored)65.538929.499
chortling (not giggling)65.359722.523
one-faced (not two-faced)65.373531.148
high-tech (not low-tech)65.244624.8227
not genocidal (not genocidal)65.281730.522
frank (not sugarcoated)65.184428.814
romantic (not dispassionate)65.173129.736
scholarly (not crafty)65.031929.2217
lost (not enlightened)65.043231.250
private (not gregarious)64.961626.4254
attentive (not interrupting)64.944631.839
average (not deviant)64.821028.3142
emotional (not unemotional)64.878623.011
worldly (not innocent)64.782624.8250
political (not nonpolitical)64.652128.8238
concise (not long-winded)64.633022.78
armoured (not vulnerable)64.666827.3214
high standards (not desperate)64.463631.472
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.332429.930
entitled (not grateful)64.352227.841
pretentious (not unassuming)64.256628.726
French (not Russian)64.247431.619
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.251428.521
frugal (not lavish)64.150424.4237
self-destructive (not self-improving)64.150625.937
stylish (not slovenly)64.169223.9233
🌟 (not 💩)64.192031.346
off-key (not musical)64.042627.040
melee (not ranged)64.018127.330
cynical (not gullible)63.969335.817
humorless (not funny)63.832024.4238
introspective (not not introspective)63.865432.526
🥾 (not 👟)63.742431.453
cocky (not timid)63.489927.712
cultured (not rustic)63.264526.85
devout (not heathen)63.049328.4247
serious (not bold)62.838729.7276
gloomy (not sunny)62.760023.135
Italian (not Swedish)62.648929.725
profound (not ironic)62.635130.034
flower child (not goth)62.670623.314
extraordinary (not mundane)62.583329.5262
🐿 (not 🦇)62.559332.337
builder (not explorer)62.345529.0221
picky (not always down)62.356226.318
vegan (not cannibal)62.252123.330
cheesy (not chic)61.954732.519
jealous (not compersive)61.849426.4197
opinionated (not jealous)61.894427.622
pure (not debased)61.757126.7302
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)61.748830.4185
independent (not codependent)61.778531.9219
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.767927.849
modern (not historical)61.661227.4141
fresh (not stinky)61.686324.237
often crying (not never cries)61.643529.410
stoic (not expressive)61.540228.3246
mild (not spicy)61.533529.0242
🤠 (not 🤑)61.569731.551
empath (not psychopath)61.477829.634
🥴 (not 🥳)61.354127.346
existentialist (not nihilist)61.162428.595
hoarder (not unprepared)61.067424.6183
optimistic (not pessimistic)60.951529.7244
hard (not soft)60.868124.4237
warm (not cold)60.564526.1208
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.544230.441
reserved (not chatty)60.457926.2260
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.453729.3220
centrist (not radical)60.433032.818
distant (not touchy-feely)60.463534.014
realist (not idealist)60.357133.1113
wise (not foolish)60.268526.0258
formal (not intimate)60.254726.532
intellectual (not physical)60.183925.5278
morning lark (not night owl)59.838129.0103
wholesome (not salacious)59.870730.530
technophile (not luddite)59.747725.5216
🧢 (not 🎩)59.757233.653
🐮 (not 🐷)59.656631.154
biased (not impartial)59.393227.9216
💀 (not 🎃)59.362531.358
orange (not purple)59.049028.3176
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.066129.829
👽 (not 🤡)59.061931.142
washed (not muddy)58.978627.619
thin (not thick)58.873224.3151
forgiving (not vengeful)58.762228.3269
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)58.744333.639
arrogant (not humble)58.673628.6273
jock (not nerd)58.652026.5296
🧐 (not 😎)58.455633.350
secretive (not open-book)58.486534.140
deep (not epic)58.443931.030
hard (not soft)58.274425.9121
sane (not crazy)58.156928.225
🥵 (not 🥶)58.062133.156
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.982136.343
flirtatious (not prudish)57.970026.69
fixable (not unfixable)57.877029.734
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)57.843434.728
depressed (not bright)57.254627.1212
🥰 (not 🙃)56.965434.867
😭 (not 😀)56.957530.847
logical (not emotional)56.758429.7272
moody (not stable)56.793929.5257
playful (not shy)56.7102525.0228
socialist (not libertarian)56.522330.0208
sober (not indulgent)56.258930.3231
judgemental (not accepting)56.171330.2158
industrial (not domestic)56.165328.790
💔 (not 💝)56.157934.455
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.061334.4103
equitable (not hypocritical)55.970628.6135
blacksmith (not tailor)55.948630.223
loud (not quiet)55.874827.3272
unlucky (not fortunate)55.767630.9257
🏌 (not 🤺)55.724538.354
🧕 (not 💃)55.737332.946
street-smart (not sheltered)55.393229.7209
objective (not subjective)55.352931.8106
oxymoron (not tautology)55.378936.816
trusting (not suspicious)55.258031.0259
😏 (not 😬)55.275232.233
📈 (not 📉)55.1100635.948
tame (not wild)54.954727.7216
cautious (not impulsive)54.870231.7250
sensitive (not thick-skinned)54.860728.0238
deep (not shallow)54.794729.448
thrifty (not extravagant)54.771227.949
scruffy (not manicured)54.552828.5226
dry (not moist)54.567634.739
young (not old)54.491218.6292
efficient (not overprepared)54.4113031.052
monotone (not expressive)54.348633.819
fighter (not lover)54.272829.644
authoritarian (not democratic)54.063331.8247
charming (not trusting)54.077028.6272
close-minded (not open-minded)54.052428.6235
glad (not mad)54.058328.427
extreme (not moderate)53.996030.2226
monastic (not hedonist)53.851433.320
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.897833.432
innocent (not jaded)53.842927.49
angry (not good-humored)53.663624.3222
🐒 (not 🐩)53.665832.532
still (not twitchy)53.652334.353
impatient (not patient)53.496030.4107
feminist (not sexist)53.4102425.331
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.374731.5270
minimalist (not pack rat)53.380526.217
summer (not winter)53.376529.76
paranoid (not naive)53.396631.721
vain (not demure)53.275329.0245
warm (not quarrelsome)53.165628.0288
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.1105628.0138
bitter (not sweet)53.075026.7247
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.691429.6229
punchable (not loveable)52.653127.737
interesting (not tiresome)52.5116530.1279
child free (not pronatalist)52.5101231.3176
gracious (not feisty)52.439127.7218
vibrant (not geriatric)52.4111626.937
rugged (not refined)52.365126.0218
rebellious (not obedient)52.396230.0188
open to new experinces (not uncreative)52.2114829.9259
realistic (not ambitious)52.252637.541
water (not fire)52.155033.032
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.063534.5164
sage (not whippersnapper)51.971028.833
contrarian (not yes-man)51.998233.611
Roman (not Greek)51.879632.923
🤐 (not 😜)51.780433.236
Coke (not Pepsi)51.782138.250
rough (not smooth)51.676427.2227
ferocious (not pacifist)51.499028.3259
liberal (not conservative)51.2100528.624
bookish (not sporty)51.197228.8205
🐐 (not 🦒)51.1113732.156
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.175533.751
competitive (not cooperative)51.0101633.5292
exuberant (not subdued)51.097329.427
chaste (not lustful)50.965526.1252
machiavellian (not transparent)50.181632.521
reactive (not proactive)50.987339.111
anxious (not calm)50.895932.0284
emancipated (not enslaved)50.2119929.5239

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lee 'Apollo' Adama (0.861)
  2. James Gordon (0.838)
  3. Chloe Decker (0.823)
  4. Aaron Hotchner (0.815)
  5. Thomas J. Whitmore (0.812)
  6. Duke Leto Atreides (0.804)
  7. Rick Grimes (0.804)
  8. Kate Beckett (0.802)
  9. Richard Webber (0.8)
  10. Peter Burke (0.797)
  1. Jake Harper (-0.51)
  2. Oscar Bluth (-0.509)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.493)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.476)
  5. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.47)
  6. Jeff Portnoy (-0.453)
  7. Ed (-0.442)
  8. Alan (-0.43)
  9. Meredith Palmer (-0.426)
  10. Nelson Bighetti (-0.426)

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.



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