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Jin-Soo Kwon Personality Statistics

Jin-Soo Kwon 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
reserved (not chatty)89.53013.0273
diligent (not lazy)88.826711.4246
self-disciplined (not disorganized)88.516012.2271
private (not gregarious)88.12415.1268
workaholic (not slacker)87.819612.4109
works hard (not plays hard)87.75814.7285
studious (not goof-off)87.71239.718
confidential (not gossiping)87.49616.5234
serious (not playful)87.110012.7240
guarded (not open)87.011512.6317
straight (not queer)86.913718.1125
masculine (not feminine)86.717414.0251
strict (not lenient)86.08914.6278
persistent (not quitter)85.148215.026
active (not slothful)84.624115.3199
secretive (not open-book)84.514213.436
traditional (not unorthodox)83.74320.2109
coordinated (not clumsy)83.623317.3288
quiet (not loud)83.54917.9274
🤐 (not 😜)83.43618.624
practical (not imaginative)83.19816.1200
healthy (not sickly)83.017718.0270
gendered (not androgynous)82.933222.8110
modest (not flamboyant)82.96421.4257
neat (not messy)82.917417.1174
genuine (not sarcastic)82.78917.1245
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.516718.5251
stoic (not expressive)82.34619.1279
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.316417.3285
competent (not incompetent)82.036618.8199
reliable (not experimental)82.08711.728
orderly (not chaotic)81.812816.9248
rational (not whimsical)81.612917.2297
tight (not loose)81.515418.442
driven (not unambitious)81.452619.3211
😊 (not 🤣)81.27021.119
tense (not relaxed)80.928018.4264
valedictorian (not drop out)80.929918.015
sturdy (not flimsy)80.324424.528
tasteful (not lewd)80.013319.8248
sober (not indulgent)79.94320.2261
classical (not avant-garde)79.57118.0102
concrete (not abstract)79.48021.016
down2earth (not head@clouds)79.013923.0259
armoured (not vulnerable)79.019619.6217
formal (not intimate)78.911625.635
high IQ (not low IQ)78.850018.5188
neurotypical (not autistic)78.816620.6236
introvert (not extrovert)78.78118.6249
rigid (not flexible)78.614518.9222
proper (not scandalous)78.614721.9212
manicured (not scruffy)78.540720.8222
corporate (not freelance)78.513418.026
conventional (not creative)77.510121.6204
resourceful (not helpless)77.553920.7109
basic (not hipster)77.216620.4224
heroic (not villainous)77.145220.0268
loyal (not traitorous)76.859424.1238
mighty (not puny)76.835218.5251
minimalist (not pack rat)76.67014.324
believable (not poorly-written)76.638324.230
no-nonsense (not dramatic)76.611525.7105
methodical (not astonishing)76.417719.7246
serious (not bold)76.17823.7282
legit (not scrub)75.639524.524
offended (not chill)75.624025.320
literal (not metaphorical)75.612122.4189
dominant (not submissive)75.546923.7248
devout (not heathen)75.412918.0244
honorable (not cunning)75.223822.1296
conservative (not liberal)75.211025.921
important (not irrelevant)75.258523.740
🧗 (not 🛌)75.131326.528
sensible (not ludicrous)74.626522.9257
triggered (not trolling)74.614522.231
fixable (not unfixable)74.412824.530
sorrowful (not cheery)74.223418.1228
attractive (not repulsive)74.251423.3244
utilitarian (not decorative)74.225520.7109
shy (not playful)74.14919.7270
precise (not vague)74.032822.2141
tactful (not indiscreet)74.023523.518
direct (not roundabout)73.741524.6252
eastern (not western)73.61428.227
jealous (not compersive)73.521825.3247
reclusive (not social)73.316424.433
intense (not lighthearted)73.045224.935
scientific (not artistic)72.828720.4235
stylish (not slovenly)72.839824.7267
mathematical (not literary)72.511821.6226
alert (not oblivious)72.545220.113
deep (not shallow)72.531024.448
sexist (not feminist)72.417527.330
go-getter (not slugabed)72.263426.119
hard (not soft)72.134023.6101
beautiful (not ugly)72.166323.1114
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)71.850227.431
chaste (not lustful)71.812421.9238
subdued (not exuberant)71.78121.429
preppy (not punk rock)71.739325.127
🤖 (not 👻)71.714418.213
decisive (not hesitant)71.650423.8249
vanilla (not kinky)71.421723.7229
romantic (not dispassionate)71.245523.926
hard (not soft)71.235823.0272
suspicious (not awkward)70.942722.4267
assertive (not passive)70.959225.1191
respectful (not rude)70.738626.8214
judgemental (not accepting)70.532625.6157
close-minded (not open-minded)70.417524.0211
soulful (not soulless)70.460924.6108
normal (not weird)70.213722.1256
cautious (not impulsive)70.126425.3252
hurried (not leisurely)70.122523.3215
treasure (not trash)70.168928.242
well behaved (not mischievous)70.022025.6273
civilized (not barbaric)70.052724.2261
mature (not juvenile)69.938426.489
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.725329.735
resolute (not wavering)69.745122.516
cool (not dorky)69.335727.916
wise (not foolish)69.035222.4221
🧕 (not 💃)69.08531.625
human (not animalistic)68.960024.4199
empirical (not theoretical)68.815225.5218
humorless (not funny)68.717824.3275
alpha (not beta)68.755126.9228
consistent (not variable)68.633726.830
authoritarian (not democratic)68.629727.2260
💝 (not 💔)68.527029.322
🤫 (not 🤔)68.55627.616
biased (not impartial)68.447425.6249
morning lark (not night owl)68.416826.5122
mad (not glad)68.437624.821
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)68.318723.426
hunter (not gatherer)68.342228.435
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.257626.630
efficient (not overprepared)68.140226.124
bossy (not meek)68.063025.3268
builder (not explorer)67.923525.5202
purple (not orange)67.820627.4192
prestigious (not disreputable)67.746825.5183
🐮 (not 🐷)67.614923.919
complicated (not simple)67.652228.3246
suspicious (not trusting)67.544426.8239
monastic (not hedonist)67.59624.113
sad (not happy)67.441820.7256
outsider (not insider)67.329427.9166
pretentious (not unassuming)67.340126.630
obedient (not rebellious)67.122624.6193
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.151522.215
😇 (not 😈)67.038028.318
Russian (not French)67.014926.222
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.930228.1201
uncreative (not open to new experinces)66.714025.8240
real (not philosophical)66.744625.3147
fast (not slow)66.659324.8254
traumatized (not flourishing)66.647723.028
miserable (not joyful)66.643818.725
genius (not dunce)66.556220.2258
interesting (not tiresome)66.458525.5235
hoarder (not unprepared)66.435020.4181
inspiring (not cringeworthy)66.341326.8102
👽 (not 🤡)65.931725.615
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)65.825426.1210
presidential (not folksy)65.741025.241
eloquent (not unpolished)65.656728.1205
frugal (not lavish)65.540326.5245
🌟 (not 💩)65.571833.520
street-smart (not sheltered)65.456628.5180
remote (not involved)65.36927.8231
realist (not idealist)65.333429.6110
🐘 (not 🐀)65.229425.333
nurturing (not poisonous)64.953527.381
master (not apprentice)64.863225.896
🤺 (not 🏌)64.766429.315
first-mate (not captain)64.544428.2180
permanent (not transient)64.535727.798
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.529025.529
melee (not ranged)64.517329.017
gloomy (not sunny)64.446025.132
angry (not good-humored)64.331525.0204
sane (not crazy)64.334330.920
sage (not whippersnapper)63.928127.830
tame (not wild)63.728624.5198
disarming (not creepy)63.769126.185
statist (not anarchist)63.637627.332
official (not backdoor)63.431128.9192
linear (not circular)63.428230.732
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)63.225928.826
skeptical (not spiritual)63.170927.5203
kind (not cruel)63.173425.1229
regular (not zany)63.122025.315
perceptive (not unobservant)63.187730.938
factual (not poetic)62.845927.938
sheriff (not outlaw)62.744027.0214
historical (not modern)62.735428.0152
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.439826.2231
🥴 (not 🥳)62.440226.833
individualist (not communal)62.351231.999
pronatalist (not child free)62.223529.9193
cold (not warm)62.239926.0211
unlucky (not fortunate)62.039627.2207
🐴 (not 🦄)62.045629.425
🐩 (not 🐒)62.044428.99
politically correct (not edgy)61.831928.1273
resistant (not resigned)61.877628.7249
🤑 (not 🤠)61.835729.717
brave (not careful)61.761230.8219
repetitive (not varied)61.747127.3102
logical (not emotional)61.635627.8218
confident (not insecure)61.673029.3282
highbrow (not lowbrow)60.958728.2231
worldly (not innocent)60.875527.1245
quarrelsome (not warm)60.855926.0251
refined (not rugged)60.758828.1222
pure (not debased)60.749726.2213
🥰 (not 🙃)60.543828.228
chortling (not giggling)60.561726.715
charming (not awkward)60.464726.5270
angelic (not demonic)60.457022.1253
specialist (not generalist)60.455028.781
frenzied (not sleepy)60.491121.533
Roman (not Greek)60.033727.529
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.976329.3196
obsessed (not aloof)59.565529.8227
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.536830.7221
pro (not noob)59.582829.413
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)59.477134.523
ferocious (not pacifist)59.366127.8232
industrial (not domestic)59.146431.595
egalitarian (not racist)59.198630.622
🎩 (not 🧢)59.157833.221
young (not old)59.067419.6268
impatient (not patient)59.066528.298
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.035332.224
off-key (not musical)59.049427.126
thick-skinned (not sensitive)58.953928.5225
rich (not poor)58.864431.9247
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.849931.7194
fresh (not stinky)58.777031.032
average (not deviant)58.629724.8142
🦇 (not 🐿)58.640925.212
reasonable (not deranged)58.560430.610
English (not German)58.5100227.034
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)58.448232.421
loveable (not punchable)58.466331.442
📈 (not 📉)58.370832.718
objective (not subjective)58.133731.7110
competitive (not cooperative)58.071529.4209
urban (not rural)58.076530.035
dry (not moist)58.046928.934
existentialist (not nihilist)57.764526.083
reasoned (not instinctual)57.539730.5233
altruistic (not selfish)57.559526.8264
😭 (not 😀)57.348425.517
vegan (not cannibal)57.352624.323
independent (not codependent)57.071233.2190
introspective (not not introspective)57.072429.925
charismatic (not uninspiring)56.996126.1196
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.944424.525
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.769427.625
physical (not intellectual)56.638326.0248
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)56.658232.022
bold (not shy)56.5105327.2239
high-tech (not low-tech)56.551227.4229
straightforward (not cryptic)56.184232.2259
jock (not nerd)56.146325.9218
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)56.157631.9251
political (not nonpolitical)56.062730.9228
arcane (not mainstream)55.960829.5240
theist (not atheist)55.740328.072
Swedish (not Italian)55.744827.621
demure (not vain)55.450927.9227
🧐 (not 😎)55.350327.424
💪 (not 🧠)55.234129.425
vengeful (not forgiving)55.059529.7206
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.034935.135
libertarian (not socialist)54.965030.6168
macho (not metrosexual)54.741631.824
oppressed (not privileged)54.636435.223
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.546530.7254
monochrome (not multicolored)54.456030.295
extreme (not moderate)54.378630.0198
feisty (not gracious)54.388427.6170
thin (not thick)54.172225.6122
insulting (not complimentary)54.154227.2118
knowledgeable (not ignorant)54.190527.825
moody (not stable)53.982030.2247
calm (not anxious)53.945531.5255
work-first (not family-first)53.861234.0202
blacksmith (not tailor)53.741833.121
bitter (not sweet)53.661727.0238
enlightened (not lost)53.452227.414
enslaved (not emancipated)53.329328.5230
tall (not short)53.171323.7228
crafty (not scholarly)52.976029.6177
🥾 (not 👟)52.959133.216
spicy (not mild)52.879927.4212
😬 (not 😏)52.450428.221
extraordinary (not mundane)52.391127.9220
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.133227.2109
equitable (not hypocritical)52.068531.6118
luddite (not technophile)51.966025.7171
rough (not smooth)51.761929.0234
salacious (not wholesome)51.655433.214
arrogant (not humble)51.575328.5254
charming (not trusting)51.570927.0253
apathetic (not curious)51.328427.0248
🐐 (not 🦒)51.392229.328
low self esteem (not narcissistic)51.346223.821
sporty (not bookish)51.248928.8195
geriatric (not vibrant)50.834229.527
bright (not depressed)50.471326.2200
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.664732.4140

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 Jin-Soo Kwon based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Cedric Daniels (0.833)
  2. Cobra Bubbles (0.808)
  3. Walter Skinner (0.799)
  4. Dr. Eric Foreman (0.799)
  5. Kimball Cho (0.791)
  1. Gene Belcher (-0.643)
  2. Jake Harper (-0.64)
  3. Homer Simpson (-0.616)
  4. Ed (-0.615)
  5. Michael Kelso (-0.609)

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 4 (r = 0.38)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.32)
  3. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.3)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.29)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.26)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.2)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.19)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.17)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.14)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.1)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.08)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.07)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.03)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.12)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.13)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.34)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.35)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.35)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.35)


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