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Jack Shephard Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
straight (not queer)92.91911.3119
white knight (not bad boy)92.869.031
persistent (not quitter)92.51798.527
diligent (not lazy)90.824911.2251
workaholic (not slacker)90.613811.7119
active (not slothful)90.111710.5210
🧗 (not 🛌)89.56414.962
captain (not first-mate)89.111217.7242
motivated (not unmotivated)88.141018.224
driven (not unambitious)87.832116.6227
protagonist (not antagonist)87.212414.119
important (not irrelevant)87.028620.630
scientific (not artistic)86.79217.9265
pointed (not random)86.613214.735
coordinated (not clumsy)86.223714.1256
privileged (not oppressed)86.220213.933
involved (not remote)86.14720.9259
gendered (not androgynous)85.921419.594
go-getter (not slugabed)85.920221.040
resourceful (not helpless)85.932617.7106
sheriff (not outlaw)85.89118.2255
dog person (not cat person)85.84422.826
masculine (not feminine)85.631214.7274
dramatic (not comedic)85.511618.140
alpha (not beta)84.828519.2238
works hard (not plays hard)84.417618.6280
high IQ (not low IQ)84.447416.5232
loyal (not traitorous)84.357116.5256
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)84.310223.446
main character (not side character)84.331829.016
rational (not whimsical)84.010120.0279
assertive (not passive)83.928418.2233
heroic (not villainous)83.838016.4277
valedictorian (not drop out)83.832225.131
dominant (not submissive)83.540418.0251
predictable (not quirky)83.51012.318
practical (not imaginative)83.014715.5225
bossy (not meek)82.641117.7275
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.447519.3267
bold (not shy)82.071018.2286
obsessed (not aloof)82.014319.3235
confidential (not gossiping)81.933619.1238
utilitarian (not decorative)81.97615.491
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.813325.853
tight (not loose)81.819212.227
serious (not playful)81.729216.9236
on-time (not tardy)81.639820.754
alert (not oblivious)81.431317.723
love-focused (not money-focused)81.242720.716
triggered (not trolling)80.64415.733
hurried (not leisurely)80.56116.7210
factual (not poetic)80.512521.743
studious (not goof-off)80.347022.836
precise (not vague)80.324020.8168
rich (not poor)80.239716.2264
healthy (not sickly)80.134220.9245
frenzied (not sleepy)80.125017.738
overachiever (not underachiever)80.053125.445
tense (not relaxed)79.945920.9232
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.921814.730
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.748422.5244
rock (not rap)79.531019.623
competent (not incompetent)79.466523.0212
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)79.06623.665
methodical (not astonishing)78.816219.9282
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.844318.034
pro (not noob)78.760222.334
human (not animalistic)78.744521.5233
haunted (not blissful)78.634823.239
devoted (not unfaithful)78.683321.017
reassuring (not fearmongering)78.619423.927
neurotypical (not autistic)78.520222.7266
civilized (not barbaric)78.447218.6305
charming (not awkward)78.334419.8259
mighty (not puny)78.143518.8283
clean (not perverted)78.145719.734
demanding (not unchallenging)78.160725.058
basic (not hipster)78.119121.7250
attractive (not repulsive)78.065921.8286
honorable (not cunning)77.925521.4285
perceptive (not unobservant)77.975920.937
legit (not scrub)77.645222.133
cultured (not rustic)77.522321.014
kind (not cruel)77.464018.5288
prestigious (not disreputable)77.330721.3201
🐴 (not 🦄)77.122526.439
skeptical (not spiritual)77.044724.4229
official (not backdoor)77.010923.0219
normal (not weird)76.96123.0261
tall (not short)76.930416.7306
literal (not metaphorical)76.813221.3249
vanilla (not kinky)76.717923.0294
giving (not receiving)76.633628.925
reasonable (not deranged)76.630723.631
straightforward (not cryptic)76.524524.2279
direct (not roundabout)76.545623.5262
communal (not individualist)76.54722.895
consistent (not variable)76.522227.733
egalitarian (not racist)76.393222.329
decisive (not hesitant)76.254323.6282
opinionated (not neutral)76.286227.049
orderly (not chaotic)75.936724.4225
master (not apprentice)75.859324.796
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.719128.648
tasteful (not lewd)75.631921.3242
genuine (not sarcastic)75.627422.7252
disarming (not creepy)75.643520.2112
English (not German)75.660424.129
strict (not lenient)75.236420.7260
insider (not outsider)75.26724.3158
statist (not anarchist)75.015320.339
fast (not slow)74.953720.1282
tactful (not indiscreet)74.927923.936
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.847724.4275
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.850725.1254
🏀 (not 🎨)74.729027.350
mature (not juvenile)74.644222.3115
concrete (not abstract)74.525820.923
pensive (not serene)74.531227.125
presidential (not folksy)74.433227.938
normie (not freak)74.414825.055
generous (not stingy)74.244224.564
earth (not air)74.127525.145
resistant (not resigned)74.144823.4288
neat (not messy)74.056424.4153
sensible (not ludicrous)73.740523.6242
badass (not weakass)73.685625.728
linear (not circular)73.57525.525
sexual (not asexual)73.363421.146
altruistic (not selfish)73.243824.6274
intense (not lighthearted)73.164930.135
rigid (not flexible)73.034821.3254
believable (not poorly-written)72.985620.136
resolute (not wavering)72.851822.531
wooden (not plastic)72.744226.551
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.737025.369
stubborn (not accommodating)72.678533.051
beautiful (not ugly)72.5104320.8124
classical (not avant-garde)72.428522.3101
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.476328.130
analysis (not common sense)72.234029.233
mathematical (not literary)72.217526.3274
sad (not happy)72.241919.2248
brave (not careful)72.154624.9243
🤖 (not 👻)72.119125.958
offended (not chill)72.141222.940
eloquent (not unpolished)72.060423.4200
reliable (not experimental)72.040328.429
social (not reclusive)71.944126.344
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.837921.8271
regular (not zany)71.813324.037
mainstream (not arcane)71.711024.5230
preppy (not punk rock)71.757625.950
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.767527.954
stoic (not hypochondriac)71.633426.120
real (not philosophical)71.439324.9162
prideful (not envious)71.263527.152
angelic (not demonic)71.149221.6279
politically correct (not edgy)71.125122.6263
chosen one (not everyman)71.134227.343
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.047626.398
modest (not flamboyant)70.945724.4248
realistic (not fantastical)70.948628.340
guarded (not open)70.885124.4261
sturdy (not flimsy)70.770423.339
repetitive (not varied)70.626824.1107
traditional (not unorthodox)70.529926.3113
well behaved (not mischievous)70.234027.0291
atheist (not theist)70.249527.1100
miserable (not joyful)69.954126.225
traumatized (not flourishing)69.862225.630
work-first (not family-first)69.850028.5212
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.767226.9208
respectful (not rude)69.564223.1260
proper (not scandalous)69.545925.4223
hunter (not gatherer)69.558831.735
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.480228.245
confident (not insecure)69.280127.3269
genius (not dunce)69.178623.4282
nurturing (not poisonous)68.968922.699
soulful (not soulless)68.8102124.8135
western (not eastern)68.843232.237
🤔 (not 🤫)68.829929.646
complicated (not simple)68.776029.5202
😊 (not 🤣)68.758927.155
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.650029.5281
sorrowful (not cheery)68.560123.1234
permanent (not transient)68.536728.886
curious (not apathetic)68.473228.2247
macho (not metrosexual)68.428529.629
conventional (not creative)68.235229.0261
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.262623.234
OCD (not ADHD)68.266427.325
treasure (not trash)67.9117029.867
interested (not bored)67.981428.543
🧠 (not 💪)67.891129.154
😇 (not 😈)67.755828.644
vintage (not trendy)67.685928.523
corporate (not freelance)67.537228.245
non-gamer (not gamer)67.565729.538
urban (not rural)67.185027.032
queen (not princess)67.174531.212
cocky (not timid)66.996527.414
reasoned (not instinctual)66.931328.1242
complimentary (not insulting)66.860725.4112
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.8102529.029
extrovert (not introvert)66.765326.9252
suspicious (not awkward)66.677324.4263
empirical (not theoretical)66.427429.8215
doer (not thinker)66.371129.467
monochrome (not multicolored)66.245629.3102
cynical (not gullible)66.276134.525
pretentious (not unassuming)66.159428.031
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.052628.1219
specialist (not generalist)65.956429.2127
one-faced (not two-faced)65.891030.650
romantic (not dispassionate)65.790429.537
🐘 (not 🐀)65.640533.949
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.648927.3286
chortling (not giggling)65.372222.523
cheesy (not chic)65.355230.726
high-tech (not low-tech)65.255224.9231
good-cook (not bad-cook)65.038829.132
frank (not sugarcoated)65.0109027.815
private (not gregarious)64.980126.4254
armoured (not vulnerable)64.980827.2218
attentive (not interrupting)64.957831.839
scholarly (not crafty)64.938829.2219
political (not nonpolitical)64.862128.8240
🌟 (not 💩)64.8116630.848
worldly (not innocent)64.7100424.8251
high standards (not desperate)64.774531.775
concise (not long-winded)64.742325.418
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.562427.323
lost (not enlightened)64.454931.251
stylish (not slovenly)64.385723.8236
entitled (not grateful)64.361527.841
emotional (not unemotional)64.3102625.524
factual (not exaggerating)64.259227.329
pop (not indie)64.225628.929
frugal (not lavish)64.161124.4237
average (not deviant)63.827528.7147
picky (not always down)63.663526.022
self-destructive (not self-improving)63.561426.439
humorless (not funny)63.340524.7242
gloomy (not sunny)63.372622.438
serious (not bold)63.247029.6281
🥾 (not 👟)63.255831.156
introspective (not not introspective)63.088432.928
distant (not touchy-feely)62.971028.625
devout (not heathen)62.862128.6248
fresh (not stinky)62.8105724.941
centrist (not radical)62.831430.328
extraordinary (not mundane)62.6104929.5263
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.475727.651
builder (not explorer)62.253428.9222
🥴 (not 🥳)62.263426.849
🐿 (not 🦇)62.078232.744
Italian (not Swedish)62.058929.627
jealous (not compersive)61.960226.3199
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.949029.944
vegan (not cannibal)61.970423.632
pure (not debased)61.873926.7307
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)61.859630.3187
French (not Russian)61.875733.023
off-key (not musical)61.862427.843
profound (not ironic)61.747429.738
mild (not spicy)61.541529.0242
modern (not historical)61.576327.3143
stoic (not expressive)61.449328.4248
independent (not codependent)61.398632.1224
opinionated (not jealous)61.3120829.726
existentialist (not nihilist)61.279328.598
hoarder (not unprepared)61.182324.5185
🤠 (not 🤑)61.192331.653
empath (not psychopath)61.199629.337
melee (not ranged)61.030329.935
warm (not cold)60.781326.2216
🐮 (not 🐷)60.767731.360
reserved (not chatty)60.572926.4264
hard (not soft)60.583324.4241
optimistic (not pessimistic)60.566729.7247
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.564429.3221
wholesome (not salacious)60.489030.633
formal (not intimate)60.466026.138
wise (not foolish)60.285026.1260
realist (not idealist)60.269633.2116
🧢 (not 🎩)60.270833.155
intellectual (not physical)60.0105025.4280
morning lark (not night owl)59.845929.0103
technophile (not luddite)59.756825.4218
cool (not dorky)59.785331.125
orange (not purple)59.458928.5181
biased (not impartial)59.0118627.8219
forgiving (not vengeful)58.882128.4272
🥵 (not 🥶)58.880332.858
secretive (not open-book)58.7107833.845
jock (not nerd)58.564626.4298
flower child (not goth)58.5103325.219
arrogant (not humble)58.489028.6278
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.450034.229
💀 (not 🎃)58.478731.260
thin (not thick)58.396024.5153
penny-pincher (not overspender)58.184829.234
flirtatious (not prudish)58.186029.814
👽 (not 🤡)58.080031.343
fixable (not unfixable)57.998029.237
deep (not epic)57.960629.734
🧐 (not 😎)57.868833.351
sane (not crazy)57.773529.133
hard (not soft)57.691326.1123
🥰 (not 🙃)57.382634.469
depressed (not bright)57.171427.1214
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)56.8108036.346
washed (not muddy)56.8108227.929
logical (not emotional)56.771129.6276
moody (not stable)56.7115829.4260
playful (not shy)56.7124924.9232
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.761133.744
dry (not moist)56.673635.141
socialist (not libertarian)56.433629.9211
often crying (not never cries)56.467329.720
sober (not indulgent)56.173530.2233
judgemental (not accepting)56.186530.0160
industrial (not domestic)56.180328.790
💔 (not 💝)56.170534.455
monastic (not hedonist)56.055233.424
loud (not quiet)55.991127.3274
summer (not winter)55.885931.815
🧕 (not 💃)55.748432.946
objective (not subjective)55.665131.7107
Roman (not Greek)55.671732.826
unlucky (not fortunate)55.588430.9261
equitable (not hypocritical)55.592428.8138
😭 (not 😀)55.579330.950
deep (not shallow)55.4119328.452
trusting (not suspicious)55.372731.0261
street-smart (not sheltered)55.3115629.7209
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.178534.8109
Coke (not Pepsi)55.173838.155
🏌 (not 🤺)55.032038.355
scruffy (not manicured)54.965228.6228
tame (not wild)54.967727.7219
😏 (not 😬)54.9100332.436
blacksmith (not tailor)54.963532.831
proactive (not reactive)54.960638.221
contrarian (not yes-man)54.8113633.717
sensitive (not thick-skinned)54.678728.1242
cautious (not impulsive)54.487531.9252
young (not old)54.3117918.7294
charming (not trusting)54.393728.7276
extreme (not moderate)54.3116830.1231
subdued (not exuberant)54.365229.831
thrifty (not extravagant)54.392127.755
close-minded (not open-minded)54.263228.8239
📈 (not 📉)54.2131135.854
feminist (not sexist)54.1130225.035
authoritarian (not democratic)53.875331.9248
efficient (not overprepared)53.8144230.854
still (not twitchy)53.865934.456
paranoid (not naive)53.7116331.122
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.692531.5273
angry (not good-humored)53.678824.4225
fighter (not lover)53.491629.745
bitter (not sweet)53.389526.6251
glad (not mad)53.376327.629
warm (not quarrelsome)53.185128.0289
vain (not demure)53.093129.1248
realistic (not ambitious)52.865337.144
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.7116429.5233
impatient (not patient)52.6119330.6111
punchable (not loveable)52.663527.739
interesting (not tiresome)52.5148630.1279
child free (not pronatalist)52.5129331.4182
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.5136128.4141
liberal (not conservative)52.5123427.826
🐒 (not 🐩)52.583332.435
gracious (not feisty)52.452127.7220
🐐 (not 🦒)52.4135232.358
rugged (not refined)52.281926.1221
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.2125034.233
minimalist (not pack rat)52.1107126.522
open to new experinces (not uncreative)52.0146729.9263
vibrant (not geriatric)52.0140326.738
oxymoron (not tautology)52.0123935.026
sage (not whippersnapper)51.989927.836
jaded (not innocent)51.9132932.717
ferocious (not pacifist)51.8118128.3264
rebellious (not obedient)51.8122730.1191
rough (not smooth)51.494927.3229
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.496632.954
🤐 (not 😜)51.3102932.938
chaste (not lustful)51.082126.1254
bookish (not sporty)51.0122428.7207
machiavellian (not transparent)50.1100232.521
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.8101834.8169
cooperative (not competitive)50.375833.6296
anxious (not calm)50.7120531.9288
emancipated (not enslaved)50.3149929.5241
water (not fire)50.775933.635
expressive (not monotone)50.3127734.524

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lee 'Apollo' Adama (0.871)
  2. James Gordon (0.853)
  3. Chloe Decker (0.831)
  4. Thomas J. Whitmore (0.824)
  5. Aaron Hotchner (0.819)
  6. Kate Beckett (0.809)
  7. Duke Leto Atreides (0.808)
  8. Peter Burke (0.806)
  9. Rick Grimes (0.806)
  10. Matthew Casey (0.802)
  1. Oscar Bluth (-0.515)
  2. Jake Harper (-0.513)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.511)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.478)
  5. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.476)
  6. Jeff Portnoy (-0.46)
  7. Ed (-0.45)
  8. Nelson Bighetti (-0.441)
  9. Alan (-0.434)
  10. Meredith Palmer (-0.432)

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 Jack Shephard to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Jack Shephard is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ESTJ65.3%547
ESFJ61.8%592
ISTJ61.8%1475
ENTJ61.5%2286
ENFJ60.5%3842
ISFJ59.7%1602
INTJ59.3%8827
INFJ57.3%12519
ESTP54.0%765
ESFP52.5%1202
ENFP51.6%10817
ENTP51.6%5934
ISTP51.0%1950
INTP50.6%11992
ISFP49.5%1998
INFP49.0%23344

Notes

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