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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)96.4110.665
rebellious (not obedient)92.24111.6641
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.54515.559
creative (not conventional)91.21112.4655
freelance (not corporate)91.22814.661
unorthodox (not traditional)90.32713.6568
liberal (not conservative)89.9619.7300
artistic (not scientific)88.41614.5603
conspiracist (not sheeple)88.11813.4611
atheist (not theist)88.11016.0587
feisty (not gracious)87.84514.6601
mischievous (not well behaved)87.711214.3634
feminist (not sexist)87.67419.2442
night owl (not morning lark)87.44211.7605
hipster (not basic)87.0616.2664
direct (not roundabout)86.66919.5649
arcane (not mainstream)86.61718.4635
bold (not shy)86.425416.2620
perceptive (not unobservant)86.219915.966
outsider (not insider)86.0822.3681
egalitarian (not racist)85.416117.1271
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)85.43420.2304
outlaw (not sheriff)85.18217.6696
dominant (not submissive)84.918815.7631
individualist (not communal)84.88021.1572
🦇 (not 🐿)84.73221.9304
avant-garde (not classical)84.61117.0575
wild (not tame)84.511914.6707
street-smart (not sheltered)84.413417.2694
assertive (not passive)84.019120.1677
pessimistic (not optimistic)83.94018.1619
political (not nonpolitical)83.97223.0614
spicy (not mild)83.99415.9684
🤺 (not 🏌)83.89818.0308
weird (not normal)83.68616.9739
extreme (not moderate)83.413615.6636
sarcastic (not genuine)83.36621.2644
child free (not pronatalist)83.24920.2536
scruffy (not manicured)83.27317.1811
hunter (not gatherer)83.111315.458
rugged (not refined)82.96216.0628
kinky (not vanilla)82.96316.6611
decisive (not hesitant)82.815017.8646
high IQ (not low IQ)82.730614.5611
scandalous (not proper)82.710517.0699
resourceful (not helpless)82.727618.2604
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.613220.6610
gloomy (not sunny)82.38415.063
edgy (not politically correct)82.29422.1660
competent (not incompetent)82.129619.1581
alert (not oblivious)82.114719.6315
deviant (not average)82.110518.3594
funny (not humorless)82.010919.8661
zany (not regular)81.97920.1285
resistant (not resigned)81.86520.6710
reclusive (not social)81.65118.7497
chaotic (not orderly)81.510818.7640
worldly (not innocent)81.317915.4654
vengeful (not forgiving)81.114921.3665
persistent (not quitter)80.951121.0349
🥾 (not 👟)80.66827.2343
bookish (not sporty)80.521718.8633
intense (not lighthearted)80.521520.175
nerd (not jock)80.419119.5658
bossy (not meek)80.326419.5650
moody (not stable)80.217617.1657
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)80.25223.2508
rough (not smooth)80.16216.8608
emancipated (not enslaved)80.19722.1630
crafty (not scholarly)79.911219.7784
bitter (not sweet)79.811017.7650
loyal (not traitorous)79.638222.4607
anarchist (not statist)79.65724.4443
bold (not serious)79.49622.4625
intellectual (not physical)79.421821.5622
quarrelsome (not warm)79.316720.5617
complicated (not simple)79.317520.3635
ferocious (not pacifist)79.220622.3611
competitive (not cooperative)79.124721.5646
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)78.76625.7552
abstract (not concrete)78.64422.5290
purple (not orange)78.54125.5563
master (not apprentice)78.526620.0344
hard (not soft)78.515720.2563
👽 (not 🤡)78.54524.2298
brave (not careful)78.414521.3677
biased (not impartial)78.215222.8639
hard (not soft)78.017020.9689
heathen (not devout)77.96521.6576
chortling (not giggling)77.68320.461
extraordinary (not mundane)77.522522.2604
messy (not neat)77.511018.6587
literary (not mathematical)77.46722.7592
interesting (not tiresome)77.219522.8661
queer (not straight)77.13726.2367
guarded (not open)76.931425.0686
alpha (not beta)76.529124.9609
🐒 (not 🐩)76.47323.6321
sorrowful (not cheery)76.313919.1640
skeptical (not spiritual)76.326826.9616
armoured (not vulnerable)76.221025.5630
traumatized (not flourishing)76.216721.565
mad (not glad)76.115622.0338
believable (not poorly-written)76.031421.665
independent (not codependent)75.825128.7842
insulting (not complimentary)75.815521.5594
fast-talking (not slow-talking)75.716321.662
backdoor (not official)75.516326.0714
genius (not dunce)75.424918.0702
frenzied (not sleepy)75.423020.256
young (not old)75.426924.4642
mighty (not puny)75.329924.0613
loud (not quiet)75.321723.4606
👻 (not 🤖)75.06026.9259
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)74.821425.2657
driven (not unambitious)74.755723.1625
🤣 (not 😊)73.97824.8300
impatient (not patient)73.527522.6295
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)73.318026.0576
😈 (not 😇)73.318724.0282
fast (not slow)73.030521.5607
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.036423.472
expressive (not stoic)72.721228.5615
flamboyant (not modest)72.720525.5639
rude (not respectful)72.716319.9636
down2earth (not head@clouds)72.521527.2592
blacksmith (not tailor)72.512726.640
suspicious (not trusting)72.426928.3653
miserable (not joyful)72.223822.2292
🧠 (not 💪)72.237626.8332
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.113721.0460
spontaneous (not scheduled)71.919827.6646
introspective (not not introspective)71.920527.2395
androgynous (not gendered)71.81524.8385
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.810124.957
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)71.739224.6291
pro (not noob)71.544227.5298
disreputable (not prestigious)71.211424.7678
impulsive (not cautious)71.223927.7648
charismatic (not uninspiring)71.241826.0642
deep (not shallow)71.226026.6384
modern (not historical)71.121227.4619
realist (not idealist)71.016030.0609
industrial (not domestic)70.814325.9496
resolute (not wavering)70.634327.9275
urban (not rural)70.536230.6493
wise (not foolish)70.425922.0629
judgemental (not accepting)70.426227.7615
mysterious (not unambiguous)70.418127.6801
unpatriotic (not patriotic)70.33529.1314
playful (not shy)70.140225.2623
intimate (not formal)69.915524.4449
debased (not pure)69.922423.4586
depressed (not bright)69.713623.5609
captain (not first-mate)69.128430.2745
frugal (not lavish)69.024522.8539
legit (not scrub)69.045728.4455
demonic (not angelic)68.919520.8586
sad (not happy)68.828819.9637
important (not irrelevant)68.754328.7456
vegan (not cannibal)68.720933.971
poor (not rich)68.517317.6610
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.541325.348
specialist (not generalist)68.323026.1471
diligent (not lazy)68.268923.2600
goof-off (not studious)68.217726.5269
jealous (not compersive)68.023725.2575
cold (not warm)68.024723.3658
sturdy (not flimsy)68.042925.755
lewd (not tasteful)67.916024.6611
straightforward (not cryptic)67.436432.2607
efficient (not overprepared)67.135027.965
unpolished (not eloquent)67.119429.9650
unlucky (not fortunate)66.623321.1590
treasure (not trash)66.458728.7351
awkward (not charming)66.316026.0667
🙃 (not 🥰)66.323032.4503
barbaric (not civilized)66.115022.9629
tense (not relaxed)65.857926.8646
oppressed (not privileged)65.814927.965
self-destructive (not self-improving)65.729928.353
😎 (not 🧐)65.628733.4319
💔 (not 💝)65.222430.7446
vibrant (not geriatric)65.145628.259
private (not gregarious)65.039028.7644
explorer (not builder)65.026428.6744
beautiful (not ugly)65.060726.0553
imaginative (not practical)64.817930.2616
precise (not vague)64.745227.8634
cunning (not honorable)64.626228.9651
masculine (not feminine)64.445618.8624
🐐 (not 🦒)64.431430.3444
drop out (not valedictorian)64.120530.1295
circular (not linear)64.018127.547
anxious (not calm)63.836025.5596
leisurely (not hurried)63.820628.9771
offended (not chill)63.837330.672
coordinated (not clumsy)63.653727.9566
🛌 (not 🧗)63.617732.3496
varied (not repetitive)63.57928.7368
crazy (not sane)63.532225.9327
🤠 (not 🤑)63.539130.6298
arrogant (not humble)63.442925.3639
salacious (not wholesome)63.328529.2291
🌟 (not 💩)63.156530.5299
hedonist (not monastic)62.931428.7199
obsessed (not aloof)62.640828.8631
nihilist (not existentialist)62.413432.4507
introvert (not extrovert)62.323029.8655
😜 (not 🤐)62.328231.4267
angry (not good-humored)62.228327.7621
real (not philosophical)62.248330.7575
enlightened (not lost)62.026128.763
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)61.723434.3277
Russian (not French)61.717533.252
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.539627.8621
🥴 (not 🥳)61.434130.4274
folksy (not presidential)61.029329.465
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.838429.0634
rigid (not flexible)60.739028.1614
dispassionate (not romantic)60.715932.057
indulgent (not sober)60.637127.0590
neurotypical (not autistic)60.567026.7574
short (not tall)60.428323.3583
exuberant (not subdued)60.341630.267
secretive (not open-book)60.353333.563
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.157831.5629
heroic (not villainous)60.059925.3684
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)60.034931.3297
🐮 (not 🐷)59.834929.5433
low self esteem (not narcissistic)59.821627.858
democratic (not authoritarian)59.739234.2614
slovenly (not stylish)59.621428.1565
high-tech (not low-tech)59.634926.4552
hoarder (not unprepared)59.645525.0577
family-first (not work-first)59.534929.9729
slacker (not workaholic)59.516425.1563
emotional (not logical)59.442828.8588
poisonous (not nurturing)59.429125.0310
juvenile (not mature)59.333727.3571
instinctual (not reasoned)59.142530.0668
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.145733.858
open-minded (not close-minded)58.646430.4824
soulful (not soulless)58.665330.2592
📈 (not 📉)58.651132.0334
😭 (not 😀)58.335830.2307
Italian (not Swedish)58.340533.745
metaphorical (not literal)58.218130.4595
tactful (not indiscreet)58.253332.8306
pack rat (not minimalist)58.228232.5276
🦄 (not 🐴)58.229437.5299
🎩 (not 🧢)58.145237.1282
socialist (not libertarian)57.89337.3573
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.823829.7550
poetic (not factual)57.829033.563
plays hard (not works hard)57.624129.1642
thin (not thick)57.450526.4540
confident (not insecure)57.362930.4675
consistent (not variable)57.352033.063
English (not German)57.278832.153
pretentious (not unassuming)57.150231.7295
🐀 (not 🐘)56.735033.0470
stinky (not fresh)56.422629.4455
attractive (not repulsive)56.167925.7591
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.041830.9573
Greek (not Roman)56.028433.840
technophile (not luddite)55.936028.1481
deliberate (not spontaneous)55.661433.1634
go-getter (not slugabed)55.579631.9273
deranged (not reasonable)55.434827.7297
subjective (not objective)55.339433.4538
cool (not dorky)55.350332.2301
🤔 (not 🤫)55.352535.3276
😏 (not 😬)55.247033.1324
ludicrous (not sensible)55.134929.1652
experimental (not reliable)55.036434.858
suspicious (not awkward)54.962931.5662
remote (not involved)54.915231.7588
chatty (not reserved)54.845530.2583
lustful (not chaste)54.451725.6579
human (not animalistic)54.268528.8596
methodical (not astonishing)54.059932.1567
healthy (not sickly)53.872526.0631
gossiping (not confidential)53.831132.5821
trolling (not triggered)53.428434.259
slothful (not active)53.212827.0603
decorative (not utilitarian)53.227633.3517
loose (not tight)53.227332.264
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.168631.4300
trusting (not charming)52.938128.9608
creepy (not disarming)52.925326.1349
playful (not serious)52.834828.2624
metrosexual (not macho)52.858532.255
monochrome (not multicolored)52.748138.3554
🧕 (not 💃)52.731631.4468
loveable (not punchable)52.758528.764
ranged (not melee)52.655633.950
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.548833.0315
provincial (not cosmopolitan)52.442431.6552
musical (not off-key)52.239032.253
unfixable (not fixable)52.235731.063
self-disciplined (not disorganized)52.070929.5574
rational (not whimsical)51.661730.8589
demure (not vain)51.643327.3545
transient (not permanent)51.638429.9303
whippersnapper (not sage)51.648033.152
cruel (not kind)51.528024.0652
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.541533.5468
theoretical (not empirical)51.427831.3556
eastern (not western)51.318933.7423
apathetic (not curious)50.922331.6615
altruistic (not selfish)50.153926.8613
lenient (not strict)50.241829.6593
hypocritical (not equitable)50.844730.8607
dry (not moist)50.353231.159

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 (0.858)
  2. April Ludgate (0.802)
  3. Kat Stratford (0.799)
  4. Nicky Nichols (0.761)
  5. Jughead Jones (0.761)
  1. Ashley Wilkes (-0.535)
  2. Charles Bingley (-0.506)
  3. Aaron Samuels (-0.506)
  4. Ned Flanders (-0.505)
  5. Melanie Hamilton (-0.479)

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: ISFJ (r = 0.74)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.67)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.64)
  4. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.59)
  5. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.58)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.57)
  7. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.56)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.55)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.54)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.47)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.41)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.39)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.31)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.28)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.28)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.26)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.24)
  18. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.2)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.17)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.12)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.07)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.07)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.04)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.11)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.13)


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