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Janis Ian Personality Statistics

Janis Ian is a character from Mean Girls. 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
punk rock (not preppy)96.439.886
indie (not pop)92.5413.064
🎨 (not 🏀)92.23016.8129
rebellious (not obedient)92.07011.9652
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)92.07614.276
creative (not conventional)91.12912.7687
opinionated (not neutral)90.413618.3153
unorthodox (not traditional)90.34414.0588
liberal (not conservative)90.31619.2335
goth (not flower child)89.72415.462
freelance (not corporate)89.36517.082
rock (not rap)89.33414.070
artistic (not scientific)88.43314.8642
feminist (not sexist)88.113518.7453
atheist (not theist)88.11315.8594
mischievous (not well behaved)87.915414.1651
conspiracist (not sheeple)87.84114.2624
feisty (not gracious)87.77315.0658
night owl (not morning lark)87.57412.5630
hipster (not basic)87.2816.1669
bold (not shy)86.938615.8643
badass (not weakass)86.929019.1118
direct (not roundabout)86.510219.6642
arcane (not mainstream)86.52119.1643
outsider (not insider)85.71922.7682
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)85.76019.6315
outlaw (not sheriff)85.512017.3698
egalitarian (not racist)85.131117.2318
dominant (not submissive)84.929315.7645
individualist (not communal)84.910921.1619
🦇 (not 🐿)84.95322.1318
wild (not tame)84.718915.1751
avant-garde (not classical)84.71517.4587
street-smart (not sheltered)84.320817.2706
freak (not normie)84.310219.9133
political (not nonpolitical)84.210622.5621
🤺 (not 🏌)84.216618.0350
spicy (not mild)84.115615.7724
jaded (not innocent)83.718514.565
weird (not normal)83.514617.4749
pessimistic (not optimistic)83.55218.1638
extreme (not moderate)83.523515.6648
assertive (not passive)83.527021.0686
radical (not centrist)83.54219.250
winter (not summer)83.48026.250
scruffy (not manicured)83.410216.9811
perceptive (not unobservant)83.339421.381
frank (not sugarcoated)83.221423.565
sarcastic (not genuine)83.110621.6699
decisive (not hesitant)83.121217.4651
rugged (not refined)83.09715.7654
scandalous (not proper)83.016617.1711
kinky (not vanilla)82.811116.8635
child free (not pronatalist)82.77320.9576
intense (not lighthearted)82.527419.0101
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.424520.7642
resourceful (not helpless)82.443818.7651
alert (not oblivious)82.422419.5322
competent (not incompetent)82.344018.8595
gloomy (not sunny)82.312016.280
fire (not water)82.223023.2105
funny (not humorless)82.118420.0703
high IQ (not low IQ)82.149015.1656
contrarian (not yes-man)82.19127.760
resistant (not resigned)82.08820.6713
reclusive (not social)81.98318.8520
zany (not regular)81.614720.8297
worldly (not innocent)81.627815.3715
edgy (not politically correct)81.515422.7679
deviant (not average)81.517418.8632
persistent (not quitter)81.578220.6355
chaotic (not orderly)81.419118.9654
vengeful (not forgiving)81.323521.2673
bookish (not sporty)80.634918.6667
vintage (not trendy)80.426222.396
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)80.38123.2513
🥾 (not 👟)80.311427.7359
rough (not smooth)80.38416.6630
moody (not stable)80.128917.3671
bossy (not meek)80.144019.5659
nerd (not jock)80.131119.8669
emancipated (not enslaved)80.115322.5636
crafty (not scholarly)80.016619.7816
anarchist (not statist)80.09824.4446
cocky (not timid)80.042120.061
loyal (not traitorous)79.662522.3612
bold (not serious)79.615722.8690
wooden (not plastic)79.613221.9122
ferocious (not pacifist)79.531022.1610
quarrelsome (not warm)79.524920.5644
bitter (not sweet)79.518018.2658
complicated (not simple)79.528620.4640
hunter (not gatherer)79.524821.977
intellectual (not physical)79.334121.2627
👽 (not 🤡)79.27023.2306
competitive (not cooperative)79.038921.5662
chortling (not giggling)79.011119.084
fighter (not lover)78.714122.6120
brave (not careful)78.624221.1684
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)78.68725.9570
bad boy (not white knight)78.616723.678
cynical (not gullible)78.529025.266
hard (not soft)78.424520.4561
hard (not soft)78.325420.7690
queen (not princess)78.330626.254
purple (not orange)77.97926.0599
biased (not impartial)77.822122.9635
messy (not neat)77.816418.3610
master (not apprentice)77.843320.2376
abstract (not concrete)77.69123.6321
heathen (not devout)77.510022.2582
extraordinary (not mundane)77.436622.6647
queer (not straight)77.47025.9381
demanding (not unchallenging)77.355623.6105
literary (not mathematical)77.312723.0598
distant (not touchy-feely)77.221921.063
stubborn (not accommodating)77.150925.8136
mad (not glad)76.823821.8361
guarded (not open)76.849124.9684
thrifty (not extravagant)76.710626.8111
alpha (not beta)76.646025.1639
sorrowful (not cheery)76.522219.2647
interesting (not tiresome)76.537423.8665
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.527421.580
armoured (not vulnerable)76.231925.8637
independent (not codependent)76.239128.7864
haunted (not blissful)76.237221.2134
believable (not poorly-written)76.148622.284
insulting (not complimentary)76.023321.5601
tardy (not on-time)76.014522.2121
👻 (not 🤖)75.99526.6299
traumatized (not flourishing)75.828422.190
young (not old)75.744624.2651
genius (not dunce)75.440618.1713
loud (not quiet)75.438223.5648
🐒 (not 🐩)75.412324.1329
backdoor (not official)75.323326.1714
skeptical (not spiritual)75.245227.9648
mighty (not puny)75.147724.2666
gamer (not non-gamer)75.015027.587
💀 (not 🎃)74.923330.7129
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)74.937925.2656
pensive (not serene)74.824920.078
driven (not unambitious)74.589623.1630
🤣 (not 😊)74.512724.7354
quirky (not predictable)74.518329.071
😈 (not 😇)74.229623.9302
fast (not slow)73.549221.2617
fearmongering (not reassuring)73.423724.455
expressive (not stoic)73.036228.3617
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)73.026426.5572
impatient (not patient)73.045522.8310
blacksmith (not tailor)72.719227.356
paranoid (not naive)72.727422.473
rude (not respectful)72.724620.2643
flamboyant (not modest)72.333225.8680
spontaneous (not scheduled)72.332827.8690
miserable (not joyful)72.336221.9301
down2earth (not head@clouds)72.231327.3589
🧠 (not 💪)72.160127.0381
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)72.059424.8325
androgynous (not gendered)71.81925.0397
cat person (not dog person)71.823934.676
suspicious (not trusting)71.542028.8677
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.522721.2479
machiavellian (not transparent)71.430031.062
impulsive (not cautious)71.438427.6654
introspective (not not introspective)71.434827.7426
disreputable (not prestigious)71.316524.9678
modern (not historical)71.234427.4623
deep (not shallow)71.141526.6393
realist (not idealist)71.125930.1641
pro (not noob)71.173827.3323
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.048627.467
never cries (not often crying)71.043528.664
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.969626.3641
judgemental (not accepting)70.838027.7624
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.867124.484
urban (not rural)70.756730.5502
mysterious (not unambiguous)70.528727.6807
important (not irrelevant)70.187228.2464
debased (not pure)70.035023.6616
playful (not shy)70.067625.0628
unpatriotic (not patriotic)70.05429.2329
intimate (not formal)70.025624.5477
wise (not foolish)69.941022.0675
industrial (not domestic)69.722226.7513
depressed (not bright)69.721523.8626
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.564226.663
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)69.419826.467
sad (not happy)69.343220.0649
demonic (not angelic)69.330420.8601
frugal (not lavish)69.234722.9547
captain (not first-mate)69.248030.3749
resolute (not wavering)69.254328.7283
asexual (not sexual)68.919328.8106
frenzied (not sleepy)68.876025.177
poor (not rich)68.626417.7627
diligent (not lazy)68.4111623.1608
jealous (not compersive)68.235325.4579
straightforward (not cryptic)68.155832.1646
legit (not scrub)68.076428.7473
cold (not warm)67.938123.5651
specialist (not generalist)67.937126.9478
self-destructive (not self-improving)67.941928.868
twitchy (not still)67.751525.5129
awkward (not charming)67.623725.6690
goof-off (not studious)67.530027.1336
vegan (not cannibal)67.537433.192
realistic (not fantastical)67.549030.1115
expressive (not monotone)67.457933.262
🙃 (not 🥰)67.332332.0553
unpolished (not eloquent)67.128729.9650
lewd (not tasteful)67.025225.4637
devoted (not unfaithful)67.0103928.665
😎 (not 🧐)66.945433.0367
unlucky (not fortunate)66.836321.2624
genocidal (not not genocidal)66.821430.157
barbaric (not civilized)66.723522.8634
perverted (not clean)66.430524.0125
tense (not relaxed)66.290926.7648
sturdy (not flimsy)66.072326.872
dispassionate (not romantic)66.018029.894
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.055332.7107
ironic (not profound)65.930629.9117
one-faced (not two-faced)65.872233.0163
oxymoron (not tautology)65.722025.933
efficient (not overprepared)65.660828.184
treasure (not trash)65.697728.7370
cunning (not honorable)65.538128.5683
💔 (not 💝)65.433631.0466
muddy (not washed)65.427225.664
precise (not vague)65.268227.5640
beautiful (not ugly)65.299325.8583
private (not gregarious)64.861829.0666
drop out (not valedictorian)64.833130.0325
realistic (not ambitious)64.822732.8108
masculine (not feminine)64.673018.6637
explorer (not builder)64.643828.8751
oppressed (not privileged)64.626327.585
vibrant (not geriatric)64.673029.181
imaginative (not practical)64.531130.3645
ADHD (not OCD)64.532228.897
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)64.531131.9114
Russian (not French)64.323532.773
🤠 (not 🤑)64.260730.5298
leisurely (not hurried)64.127728.8797
anxious (not calm)63.959225.5614
crazy (not sane)63.852025.6339
🐐 (not 🦒)63.653330.9457
prudish (not flirtatious)63.636426.546
arrogant (not humble)63.563425.2643
varied (not repetitive)63.416228.7391
🌟 (not 💩)63.493130.9320
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.433733.8291
coordinated (not clumsy)63.384027.9573
🛌 (not 🧗)63.226332.4504
salacious (not wholesome)63.144229.6309
chivalrous (not businesslike)62.943631.6112
hedonist (not monastic)62.845329.0213
secretive (not open-book)62.775032.392
introvert (not extrovert)62.636329.9678
nihilist (not existentialist)62.417932.3511
exaggerating (not factual)62.454432.7105
earth (not air)62.468433.4106
obsessed (not aloof)62.269229.1630
angry (not good-humored)62.042427.6624
real (not philosophical)62.072530.8611
😜 (not 🤐)61.851131.3284
offended (not chill)61.762931.793
interrupting (not attentive)61.651328.990
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.358129.0652
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.365527.6634
stoic (not hypochondriac)61.162128.246
🥴 (not 🥳)61.055130.7316
comedic (not dramatic)60.928930.7100
opinionated (not jealous)60.996436.569
indulgent (not sober)60.860727.3626
circular (not linear)60.834830.258
psychopath (not empath)60.641327.7118
enlightened (not lost)60.546428.382
short (not tall)60.443923.1600
neurotypical (not autistic)60.4105327.1578
rigid (not flexible)60.363228.6620
heroic (not villainous)60.198825.4680
democratic (not authoritarian)60.162434.1633
poisonous (not nurturing)60.144425.6329
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)60.156330.5331
🐮 (not 🐷)59.954229.8444
slovenly (not stylish)59.835928.2571
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.891131.6657
juvenile (not mature)59.852427.5599
slacker (not workaholic)59.825624.9605
always down (not picky)59.829033.271
bad-cook (not good-cook)59.753429.384
money-focused (not love-focused)59.741030.153
hoarder (not unprepared)59.672625.2590
high-tech (not low-tech)59.458126.8564
family-first (not work-first)59.462830.0744
reactive (not proactive)59.449832.152
emotional (not logical)59.365529.1621
doer (not thinker)59.381833.9141
instinctual (not reasoned)59.267830.0662
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.272032.771
pack rat (not minimalist)59.044532.3285
exuberant (not subdued)59.074231.487
emotional (not unemotional)59.093832.956
open-minded (not close-minded)58.975530.7810
high standards (not desperate)58.981128.3123
folksy (not presidential)58.850929.173
soulful (not soulless)58.5105630.3594
🎩 (not 🧢)58.567237.4293
📈 (not 📉)58.586831.8336
natural-talent (not hard-work)58.531730.6148
cultured (not rustic)58.478733.850
😭 (not 😀)58.154130.4338
English (not German)58.0126831.562
plays hard (not works hard)57.838028.9655
metaphorical (not literal)57.730330.5619
🦄 (not 🐴)57.748637.8320
socialist (not libertarian)57.619137.4614
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.534229.7557
pretentious (not unassuming)57.575531.4327
tactful (not indiscreet)57.486532.4325
poetic (not factual)57.446732.383
🥶 (not 🥵)57.447533.499
Pepsi (not Coke)57.332436.6116
confident (not insecure)57.1100030.5683
thin (not thick)57.078426.3571
stinky (not fresh)57.034529.7472
go-getter (not slugabed)56.3129331.7283
🐀 (not 🐘)56.356733.2483
technophile (not luddite)56.157927.7491
chosen one (not everyman)56.173831.257
cool (not dorky)56.077132.7310
attractive (not repulsive)55.9109826.2626
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.964230.9602
😏 (not 😬)55.972832.8347
deranged (not reasonable)55.754927.8306
trolling (not triggered)55.733534.771
underachiever (not overachiever)55.725627.9104
subjective (not objective)55.558933.4542
ludicrous (not sensible)55.454729.1658
low self esteem (not narcissistic)55.445529.893
consistent (not variable)55.387433.474
suspicious (not awkward)55.295331.7663
Italian (not Swedish)55.172632.566
remote (not involved)55.022031.8600
analysis (not common sense)55.080730.667
giving (not receiving)55.088531.554
chatty (not reserved)54.973330.0586
motivated (not unmotivated)54.8139734.661
🤔 (not 🤫)54.687035.5294
lustful (not chaste)54.480025.7577
deliberate (not spontaneous)54.496033.4649
gossiping (not confidential)54.446732.5859
experimental (not reliable)54.460334.678
loveable (not punchable)54.393329.283
loose (not tight)54.043531.191
stingy (not generous)54.054327.2149
metrosexual (not macho)53.989332.673
methodical (not astonishing)53.890632.2603
human (not animalistic)53.8110728.7601
off-key (not musical)53.880930.772
ranged (not melee)53.684833.563
decorative (not utilitarian)53.545733.4546
healthy (not sickly)53.4113426.1636
unfixable (not fixable)53.451630.688
moist (not dry)53.467031.274
slothful (not active)53.320727.0612
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.3106631.8310
cheesy (not chic)53.279331.158
trusting (not charming)53.164228.9613
🧕 (not 💃)53.144131.5507
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.079932.9330
self-disciplined (not disorganized)52.8110129.4592
monochrome (not multicolored)52.874038.4575
playful (not serious)52.758728.3646
creepy (not disarming)52.739226.2357
epic (not deep)52.775535.893
provincial (not cosmopolitan)52.668431.6587
demure (not vain)52.170427.2583
lenient (not strict)52.065829.9631
random (not pointed)52.036532.376
Greek (not Roman)51.865334.351
interested (not bored)51.8119932.5105
long-winded (not concise)51.871932.354
cruel (not kind)51.743424.3667
rational (not whimsical)51.695730.6610
theoretical (not empirical)51.651931.2582
eastern (not western)51.529533.7429
envious (not prideful)51.525332.7153
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.373033.7472
hypocritical (not equitable)51.370530.9615
antagonist (not protagonist)51.342634.143
transient (not permanent)51.061629.9313
grateful (not entitled)50.876728.9104
sage (not whippersnapper)50.376832.969
apathetic (not curious)50.537531.6638
altruistic (not selfish)50.589227.0637

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Darlene (0.847)
  2. April Ludgate (0.803)
  3. Kat Stratford (0.79)
  4. Selina Kyle (0.79)
  5. John Bender (0.762)
  6. Haymitch Abernathy (0.76)
  7. Jughead Jones (0.755)
  8. Wyldstyle (0.753)
  9. Steven Hyde (0.744)
  10. Dr. Gregory House (0.738)
  1. Choi Yeon-gyo (-0.548)
  2. Jerry Gergich (-0.528)
  3. Charles Bingley (-0.503)
  4. Aaron Samuels (-0.496)
  5. Ashley Wilkes (-0.49)
  6. Glenn Sturgis (-0.48)
  7. Ted Mullens (-0.472)
  8. Ned Flanders (-0.47)
  9. Melanie Hamilton (-0.469)
  10. William Mason (-0.464)

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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