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Michael Dawson Personality Statistics

Michael Dawson 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
straight (not queer)85.519321.199
gendered (not androgynous)84.127921.1105
English (not German)83.510414.728
family-first (not work-first)83.311521.5229
tense (not relaxed)82.726015.9237
desperate (not high standards)82.35317.650
traumatized (not flourishing)81.012615.132
masculine (not feminine)80.933617.8255
pronatalist (not child free)80.14019.3202
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)80.013718.4254
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)79.816615.817
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.611919.158
oppressed (not privileged)79.55712.628
haunted (not blissful)79.524819.423
unlucky (not fortunate)79.18219.5257
stubborn (not accommodating)78.741423.749
guarded (not open)78.437818.5243
anxious (not calm)78.219817.6247
serious (not playful)77.932020.2239
penny-pincher (not overspender)77.77713.028
dramatic (not comedic)76.936119.929
obsessed (not aloof)76.621422.6232
🧢 (not 🎩)76.019324.623
biased (not impartial)75.826420.9209
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)75.513023.7179
sorrowful (not cheery)75.322418.3224
scruffy (not manicured)75.120616.0204
hurried (not leisurely)74.812320.0186
poor (not rich)74.714618.8199
emotional (not logical)74.225323.2233
moody (not stable)74.239520.4244
frenzied (not sleepy)74.143120.138
urban (not rural)73.939517.318
works hard (not plays hard)73.846221.9241
sad (not happy)73.623921.1273
suspicious (not awkward)73.638423.3267
twitchy (not still)73.530118.044
secretive (not open-book)73.339921.619
active (not slothful)73.267720.3222
diligent (not lazy)73.187120.3253
mad (not glad)73.129827.026
frugal (not lavish)73.021318.9220
🐴 (not 🦄)72.823732.422
triggered (not trolling)72.820623.230
suspicious (not trusting)72.535824.7226
pensive (not serene)72.533721.617
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)72.353016.814
rebellious (not obedient)72.347524.3200
driven (not unambitious)72.188623.0177
impatient (not patient)72.042624.797
macho (not metrosexual)72.017325.523
thrifty (not extravagant)71.920620.249
judgemental (not accepting)71.832320.5125
neurotypical (not autistic)71.851922.6242
offended (not chill)71.632027.232
🤐 (not 😜)71.024926.618
miserable (not joyful)70.935615.424
first-mate (not captain)70.635123.5186
chortling (not giggling)70.634120.627
egalitarian (not racist)70.582823.925
vengeful (not forgiving)70.438024.3228
instinctual (not reasoned)70.237626.2242
practical (not imaginative)70.242423.5204
street-smart (not sheltered)70.249121.8179
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)70.153822.715
bold (not shy)70.187222.0224
persistent (not quitter)70.0107735.015
depressed (not bright)69.818322.1206
real (not philosophical)69.735826.3130
utilitarian (not decorative)69.739324.975
🥴 (not 🥳)69.724614.119
crazy (not sane)69.633721.718
transient (not permanent)69.69623.288
bitter (not sweet)69.535224.2215
wooden (not plastic)69.545126.436
individualist (not communal)69.338829.4106
🧗 (not 🛌)69.346124.027
rugged (not refined)69.031621.0238
quarrelsome (not warm)68.945024.3251
feisty (not gracious)68.957221.1185
gloomy (not sunny)68.739826.229
private (not gregarious)68.643724.0218
opinionated (not neutral)68.687525.650
resistant (not resigned)68.556425.6236
crafty (not scholarly)68.547521.7201
lost (not enlightened)68.530526.837
foolish (not wise)68.424722.5232
demanding (not unchallenging)68.379328.551
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)68.022324.627
conspiracist (not sheeple)67.848124.9124
backdoor (not official)67.837823.9163
repetitive (not varied)67.629823.969
self-destructive (not self-improving)67.638226.823
🙃 (not 🥰)67.627827.227
vintage (not trendy)67.661117.622
skeptical (not spiritual)67.565127.5231
French (not Russian)67.433025.122
rigid (not flexible)67.338525.5212
jealous (not compersive)67.335023.6189
hypocritical (not equitable)66.929925.7114
human (not animalistic)66.968626.9170
earth (not air)66.945431.527
rough (not smooth)66.633121.1204
punk rock (not preppy)66.534524.326
vanilla (not kinky)66.433124.5198
pessimistic (not optimistic)66.433328.5209
🤠 (not 🤑)66.346524.519
healthy (not sickly)66.071824.6221
soulful (not soulless)65.977225.8121
outsider (not insider)65.736626.1129
🐐 (not 🦒)65.738426.226
physical (not intellectual)65.627125.1225
expressive (not stoic)65.550226.7249
pointed (not random)65.476827.224
strict (not lenient)65.347925.6214
selfish (not altruistic)65.340125.4248
angry (not good-humored)65.232325.0220
insecure (not confident)65.118224.8231
blacksmith (not tailor)65.129024.636
concrete (not abstract)64.942625.819
mundane (not extraordinary)64.816023.8215
literal (not metaphorical)64.647027.0212
tiresome (not interesting)64.512327.4233
sensitive (not thick-skinned)64.534525.1222
chaotic (not orderly)64.444726.5237
wholesome (not salacious)64.350529.817
close-minded (not open-minded)64.127525.0220
tight (not loose)64.166828.922
unpolished (not eloquent)64.031223.0182
builder (not explorer)63.935329.0177
two-faced (not one-faced)63.930433.252
ignorant (not knowledgeable)63.819827.225
tardy (not on-time)63.629026.928
basic (not hipster)63.554225.3235
apprentice (not master)63.528425.786
intense (not lighthearted)63.572029.131
competitive (not cooperative)63.366928.7238
realistic (not ambitious)63.322231.219
🐒 (not 🐩)63.135724.718
📉 (not 📈)63.113228.630
workaholic (not slacker)63.090325.690
resolute (not wavering)62.971326.618
😭 (not 😀)62.835524.220
ferocious (not pacifist)62.665125.2245
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.669923.223
modest (not flamboyant)62.552725.9225
dramatic (not no-nonsense)62.449929.092
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)62.431029.118
disreputable (not prestigious)62.227725.2160
unprepared (not hoarder)62.024125.8170
kind (not cruel)61.980425.1259
go-getter (not slugabed)61.8102126.218
loud (not quiet)61.755926.9222
extreme (not moderate)61.770328.0205
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.728322.415
subjective (not objective)61.629629.699
🐿 (not 🦇)61.652927.616
fast-talking (not slow-talking)61.564721.333
edgy (not politically correct)61.458824.4209
classical (not avant-garde)61.253223.677
slovenly (not stylish)61.029923.1205
beta (not alpha)61.033926.5214
💔 (not 💝)61.042735.723
exaggerating (not factual)60.951926.321
complicated (not simple)60.874729.5189
traditional (not unorthodox)60.841025.883
nurturing (not poisonous)60.764926.783
Italian (not Swedish)60.749123.211
cannibal (not vegan)60.748321.124
lowbrow (not highbrow)60.525425.8227
assertive (not passive)60.586327.2210
messy (not neat)60.437622.7128
cringeworthy (not inspiring)60.339629.197
😬 (not 😏)60.333626.418
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)60.368829.031
doer (not thinker)60.371330.259
impulsive (not cautious)59.954731.6227
confidential (not gossiping)59.976528.2170
disarming (not creepy)59.982923.899
🧕 (not 💃)59.825421.323
profound (not ironic)59.837424.932
insulting (not complimentary)59.747425.983
gatherer (not hunter)59.648929.528
normal (not weird)59.536926.6220
modern (not historical)59.462026.0134
noob (not pro)59.421732.118
western (not eastern)59.466833.326
subdued (not exuberant)59.432427.838
normie (not freak)59.440227.166
minimalist (not pack rat)59.351325.016
realist (not idealist)59.251729.288
perceptive (not unobservant)59.2102530.031
libertarian (not socialist)59.148529.3205
believable (not poorly-written)59.1114929.234
mainstream (not arcane)58.934427.0217
high IQ (not low IQ)58.9105322.8196
stingy (not generous)58.939629.956
devout (not heathen)58.855926.8235
dorky (not cool)58.847027.118
hedonist (not monastic)58.855025.010
regular (not zany)58.834224.813
🏀 (not 🎨)58.842230.033
clean (not perverted)58.878627.133
liberal (not conservative)58.767230.712
punchable (not loveable)58.738029.132
down2earth (not head@clouds)58.659730.9223
💪 (not 🧠)58.632630.620
freelance (not corporate)58.665333.034
scandalous (not proper)58.557625.8184
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.440728.1187
realistic (not fantastical)58.362731.233
tasteful (not lewd)58.275825.2213
non-gamer (not gamer)58.269630.124
bossy (not meek)58.188926.9259
intimate (not formal)58.151424.022
awkward (not charming)58.035924.9227
generalist (not specialist)58.024427.175
anarchist (not statist)58.046328.922
straightforward (not cryptic)57.985430.2257
OCD (not ADHD)57.976330.920
arrogant (not humble)57.768425.9249
fast (not slow)57.687525.3221
outlaw (not sheriff)57.559927.4222
🌟 (not 💩)57.592931.020
worldly (not innocent)57.488725.7242
sporty (not bookish)57.445527.4202
night owl (not morning lark)57.472727.0109
beautiful (not ugly)57.4101824.996
💀 (not 🎃)57.460434.629
mischievous (not well behaved)57.373526.8268
resourceful (not helpless)57.3108627.8111
romantic (not dispassionate)57.387231.820
traitorous (not loyal)57.225629.5211
reclusive (not social)57.047323.130
chaste (not lustful)56.942824.0183
studious (not goof-off)56.986328.817
brave (not careful)56.777428.9263
fire (not water)56.776434.626
😈 (not 😇)56.656033.327
deliberate (not spontaneous)56.580830.6260
debased (not pure)56.556726.4216
serious (not bold)56.447429.0260
🥵 (not 🥶)56.459027.225
wild (not tame)56.075423.4181
hard (not soft)55.969925.3219
average (not deviant)55.937727.8142
methodical (not astonishing)55.874628.6233
mathematical (not literary)55.841126.9208
asexual (not sexual)55.833332.027
badass (not weakass)55.795627.324
heroic (not villainous)55.694427.2238
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.649827.5172
vague (not precise)55.429926.9128
folksy (not presidential)55.452632.121
factual (not poetic)55.471129.133
variable (not consistent)55.339727.821
attractive (not repulsive)55.298525.7231
fighter (not lover)55.261829.225
🤖 (not 👻)55.153230.114
😊 (not 🤣)55.176624.018
whippersnapper (not sage)55.158729.820
codependent (not independent)55.041833.2193
direct (not roundabout)54.992130.3202
unambiguous (not mysterious)54.968530.3181
hard (not soft)54.873227.2116
artistic (not scientific)54.759628.9187
Coke (not Pepsi)54.755834.640
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.630029.1177
domestic (not industrial)54.651929.188
stinky (not fresh)54.535331.724
melee (not ranged)54.539329.322
🤡 (not 👽)54.451131.520
bad-cook (not good-cook)54.463027.819
civilized (not barbaric)54.390425.4250
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)54.355926.833
shy (not playful)54.229822.6210
flimsy (not sturdy)54.234428.226
dunce (not genius)54.135122.5255
Greek (not Roman)54.049225.718
bored (not interested)54.026427.221
curious (not apathetic)53.998528.4217
introvert (not extrovert)53.948825.2252
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.931329.4217
involved (not remote)53.9103927.9236
vulnerable (not armoured)53.942829.4200
🐷 (not 🐮)53.741725.419
introspective (not not introspective)53.688828.025
scrub (not legit)53.625925.122
tall (not short)53.576021.4231
humorless (not funny)53.549827.4260
rational (not whimsical)53.480328.8249
warm (not cold)53.470927.8201
deranged (not reasonable)53.453429.614
spontaneous (not scheduled)53.354130.0212
deep (not epic)53.356123.817
low-tech (not high-tech)53.267127.2207
attentive (not interrupting)53.265135.516
underachiever (not overachiever)53.225927.433
uninspiring (not charismatic)53.123427.9175
existentialist (not nihilist)53.185431.476
shallow (not deep)53.144331.151
treasure (not trash)53.1107929.246
empath (not psychopath)53.182029.727
monochrome (not multicolored)53.065131.1101
clumsy (not coordinated)52.940827.4221
prideful (not envious)52.9111130.846
luddite (not technophile)52.867227.0163
musical (not off-key)52.852331.723
empirical (not theoretical)52.779328.8202
purple (not orange)52.765128.1165
enslaved (not emancipated)52.732328.4202
genuine (not sarcastic)52.767627.4200
🤺 (not 🏌)52.7104931.221
dominant (not submissive)52.692327.1225
grateful (not entitled)52.663232.934
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.548527.0134
pretentious (not unassuming)52.579033.314
oblivious (not alert)52.544130.320
conventional (not creative)52.459228.8208
🐀 (not 🐘)52.461928.524
dry (not moist)52.465427.525
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.491528.131
tactful (not indiscreet)52.390929.118
efficient (not overprepared)52.3106024.835
reserved (not chatty)52.066327.9231
authoritarian (not democratic)52.061729.8219
mature (not juvenile)52.074826.788
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)52.070929.515
unfixable (not fixable)52.048029.121
political (not nonpolitical)51.880828.9207
decisive (not hesitant)51.899430.1237
atheist (not theist)51.882628.074
ludicrous (not sensible)51.755128.8255
disorganized (not self-disciplined)51.738628.8232
😎 (not 🧐)51.772626.120
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)51.769531.624
circular (not linear)51.764228.029
trusting (not charming)51.658924.3220
competent (not incompetent)51.6110127.5202
sober (not indulgent)51.561727.9230
puny (not mighty)51.537225.0256
vain (not demure)51.573726.3179
thick (not thin)51.552824.0156
feminist (not sexist)51.593931.631
cunning (not honorable)51.457727.6251
rude (not respectful)51.456226.6230
irrelevant (not important)51.420929.443
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.290128.430
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.161331.8246
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.166433.644
jock (not nerd)51.058125.4240
old (not young)50.156318.6252
drop out (not valedictorian)50.149721.48
🤫 (not 🤔)50.949733.612
stuttering (not rhythmic)50.935124.826
reliable (not experimental)50.179129.831
👟 (not 🥾)50.870930.519
geriatric (not vibrant)50.836928.226
demonic (not angelic)50.460122.7226
mild (not spicy)50.549426.9227

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Frank Sobotka (0.666)
  2. Nick Sobotka (0.647)
  3. Andrea (0.625)
  4. Billy Costigan (0.61)
  5. Rachel Garrison (0.597)
  1. Brittany Pierce (-0.31)
  2. Chien-Po (-0.29)
  3. Iroh (-0.288)
  4. Princess Celestia (-0.286)
  5. Charles Bingley (-0.279)

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: INTJ (r = 0.45)
  2. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.44)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.41)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.39)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.38)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.37)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.36)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.23)
  9. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.2)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.06)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.05)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.02)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.01)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.01)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.04)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.08)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.09)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.09)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.11)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.13)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.14)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.34)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.37)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.47)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.5)


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