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Leroy Jethro Gibbs Personality Statistics

Leroy Jethro Gibbs is a character from NCIS. 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
badass (not weakass)96.0227.128
diligent (not lazy)95.3367.385
coordinated (not clumsy)95.1117.684
master (not apprentice)95.0147.998
workaholic (not slacker)95.0278.182
persistent (not quitter)95.0418.5100
high standards (not desperate)94.586.940
alpha (not beta)94.1359.395
loyal (not traitorous)93.85911.9100
pro (not noob)93.74311.7116
important (not irrelevant)93.4409.4130
competent (not incompetent)93.26012.1100
knowledgeable (not ignorant)93.2349.424
masculine (not feminine)93.1498.7105
straight (not queer)93.11512.789
mature (not juvenile)93.079.891
sturdy (not flimsy)93.01510.522
confidential (not gossiping)92.91513.793
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.57411.393
resourceful (not helpless)92.36216.098
captain (not first-mate)92.24014.987
alert (not oblivious)92.11415.969
reserved (not chatty)91.61710.496
dominant (not submissive)91.58813.8107
private (not gregarious)91.51410.8107
clean (not perverted)91.22712.317
down2earth (not head@clouds)90.9515.789
driven (not unambitious)90.516713.889
secretive (not open-book)90.15517.620
wise (not foolish)89.92714.5100
armoured (not vulnerable)89.82016.3104
perceptive (not unobservant)89.612811.821
guarded (not open)89.66613.1104
legit (not scrub)89.53212.697
studious (not goof-off)89.48813.275
earth (not air)89.41211.721
reliable (not experimental)89.32715.328
works hard (not plays hard)89.23820.298
direct (not roundabout)89.25318.191
independent (not codependent)89.24918.191
consistent (not variable)88.71811.023
factual (not exaggerating)88.52012.820
no-nonsense (not dramatic)88.21419.0116
heroic (not villainous)87.715913.584
still (not twitchy)87.71317.333
egalitarian (not racist)87.516514.763
on-time (not tardy)87.513618.527
confident (not insecure)87.310417.094
decisive (not hesitant)87.39315.8101
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.27216.685
resolute (not wavering)87.14717.588
practical (not imaginative)86.84216.196
demanding (not unchallenging)86.619817.938
serious (not playful)86.511114.9106
mighty (not puny)86.510516.595
assertive (not passive)86.515119.285
pointed (not random)86.513614.435
modest (not flamboyant)86.42719.3103
high IQ (not low IQ)86.427815.998
patriotic (not unpatriotic)86.45719.872
treasure (not trash)86.315518.3101
rational (not whimsical)86.24719.686
stoic (not expressive)86.12219.594
permanent (not transient)86.11214.098
skeptical (not spiritual)85.97613.390
minimalist (not pack rat)85.81114.863
thick-skinned (not sensitive)85.71718.8112
non-gamer (not gamer)85.78222.219
factual (not poetic)85.03314.824
vintage (not trendy)85.09917.429
hunter (not gatherer)84.912724.415
realistic (not fantastical)84.95819.627
bossy (not meek)84.823515.692
active (not slothful)84.426017.6108
OCD (not ADHD)84.17215.237
go-getter (not slugabed)84.024017.761
realist (not idealist)83.54019.3111
overachiever (not underachiever)83.526615.420
logical (not emotional)83.36017.6113
genius (not dunce)83.217912.4138
neat (not messy)83.217518.2130
inspiring (not cringeworthy)83.16517.792
orderly (not chaotic)83.010519.390
rhythmic (not stuttering)82.913318.832
real (not philosophical)82.84320.0105
gendered (not androgynous)82.634824.8109
worldly (not innocent)82.521017.3100
utilitarian (not decorative)82.15719.795
bold (not shy)82.152821.994
concrete (not abstract)81.85323.486
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.716022.8102
🐘 (not 🐀)81.53422.5103
fresh (not stinky)81.521622.0110
🌟 (not 💩)81.229322.976
haunted (not blissful)81.019019.125
wooden (not plastic)80.910315.721
one-faced (not two-faced)80.724328.437
strict (not lenient)80.717618.594
hard (not soft)80.617420.591
reclusive (not social)80.68822.1109
🤠 (not 🤑)80.511022.481
macho (not metrosexual)80.57221.822
tense (not relaxed)80.432219.7103
dry (not moist)80.06021.826
honorable (not cunning)79.814922.9121
🤐 (not 😜)79.79021.475
hard (not soft)79.619618.787
introvert (not extrovert)79.48018.4107
literal (not metaphorical)79.46522.7104
spelunker (not claustrophobic)79.46316.619
realistic (not ambitious)79.32829.716
prideful (not envious)79.215516.937
interesting (not tiresome)79.124223.091
healthy (not sickly)79.130121.3121
fast (not slow)79.022821.283
penny-pincher (not overspender)79.05519.2100
thrifty (not extravagant)78.96925.227
prestigious (not disreputable)78.919023.083
cool (not dorky)78.718422.069
efficient (not overprepared)78.67530.828
scientific (not artistic)78.420321.5103
mysterious (not unambiguous)78.413924.498
deep (not shallow)78.416523.9100
presidential (not folksy)78.316721.722
chortling (not giggling)78.311323.525
low-tech (not high-tech)78.212126.597
sensible (not ludicrous)78.017423.490
street-smart (not sheltered)78.033325.993
believable (not poorly-written)78.034320.519
🧗 (not 🛌)77.726823.7109
calm (not anxious)77.67922.291
neurotypical (not autistic)77.622820.285
reasonable (not deranged)77.621422.877
tight (not loose)77.626115.930
historical (not modern)77.512820.5111
old (not young)77.417814.697
brave (not careful)77.424923.499
tasteful (not lewd)77.319121.689
🐴 (not 🦄)77.114830.364
proper (not scandalous)76.918123.285
stubborn (not accommodating)76.846621.830
subdued (not exuberant)76.73223.822
serious (not bold)76.78026.187
classical (not avant-garde)76.712825.175
enlightened (not lost)76.411122.615
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.444125.194
luddite (not technophile)76.37425.275
formal (not intimate)76.216322.8111
tactful (not indiscreet)76.119226.983
🧢 (not 🎩)76.019328.365
quiet (not loud)75.815822.3101
civilized (not barbaric)75.441923.8100
frugal (not lavish)75.315423.691
basic (not hipster)75.323025.389
valedictorian (not drop out)75.247625.882
monochrome (not multicolored)75.114725.8113
human (not animalistic)75.045723.7113
beautiful (not ugly)74.964921.594
attractive (not repulsive)74.853922.395
intense (not lighthearted)74.845121.022
linear (not circular)74.76322.615
complicated (not simple)74.538928.598
💀 (not 🎃)74.522212.222
sheriff (not outlaw)74.424329.589
sorrowful (not cheery)74.325417.692
emancipated (not enslaved)74.329924.585
disarming (not creepy)74.336219.9101
gloomy (not sunny)74.329017.521
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)74.222924.988
methodical (not astonishing)74.024026.989
tall (not short)74.027718.099
compersive (not jealous)73.614419.180
sane (not crazy)73.517225.173
ferocious (not pacifist)73.442920.5107
objective (not subjective)73.44322.9107
altruistic (not selfish)73.229523.1113
suspicious (not awkward)72.940624.578
builder (not explorer)72.315327.995
introspective (not not introspective)72.127627.6105
sober (not indulgent)71.816024.173
rigid (not flexible)71.629124.089
conventional (not creative)71.518925.991
hoarder (not unprepared)71.520418.795
doer (not thinker)71.239730.933
🥾 (not 👟)70.824631.278
charming (not awkward)70.645426.2102
straightforward (not cryptic)70.339532.393
👽 (not 🤡)70.322623.790
nurturing (not poisonous)70.045722.185
equitable (not hypocritical)70.026127.2116
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.947230.587
individualist (not communal)69.638228.388
cold (not warm)69.631220.394
fighter (not lover)69.629331.218
libertarian (not socialist)69.215927.082
fire (not water)69.049430.521
feisty (not gracious)68.758023.093
conservative (not liberal)68.718927.680
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.619724.9113
🐮 (not 🐷)68.413722.3121
sage (not whippersnapper)68.220932.622
📈 (not 📉)68.137127.690
suspicious (not trusting)67.945328.295
rough (not smooth)67.830026.384
Coke (not Pepsi)67.711026.030
authoritarian (not democratic)67.633228.276
sad (not happy)67.544417.196
rural (not urban)67.317626.3123
attentive (not interrupting)67.334229.829
wholesome (not salacious)67.045727.775
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.047328.740
ranged (not melee)66.821226.620
English (not German)66.780129.411
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)66.724524.514
devout (not heathen)66.535025.296
arcane (not mainstream)66.538528.598
statist (not anarchist)66.430527.3112
eloquent (not unpolished)66.457429.381
precise (not vague)66.256430.686
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)66.224433.082
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)66.238632.380
feminist (not sexist)66.165123.392
soulful (not soulless)66.176726.494
western (not eastern)65.938332.4110
kind (not cruel)65.772422.190
chaste (not lustful)65.623724.599
miserable (not joyful)65.550819.774
resistant (not resigned)65.468128.8102
privileged (not oppressed)65.466622.69
narcissistic (not low self esteem)65.252923.221
businesslike (not chivalrous)65.241331.026
triggered (not trolling)65.149527.610
traditional (not unorthodox)65.032431.598
🧠 (not 💪)64.969524.392
geriatric (not vibrant)64.913627.715
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)64.823626.385
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)64.827526.438
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.726826.492
😊 (not 🤣)64.749828.370
quarrelsome (not warm)64.652925.894
traumatized (not flourishing)64.656328.524
Roman (not Greek)64.621829.919
🥴 (not 🥳)64.538222.355
empirical (not theoretical)64.328329.684
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.338023.388
cannibal (not vegan)64.340520.919
pensive (not serene)64.173821.423
jock (not nerd)64.038326.890
🤔 (not 🤫)64.039234.471
🤖 (not 👻)63.932629.372
hurried (not leisurely)63.743624.797
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.737630.183
regular (not zany)63.423229.078
respectful (not rude)63.256525.397
empath (not psychopath)63.263628.124
intellectual (not physical)63.069124.8109
mad (not glad)63.053824.683
official (not backdoor)62.933430.787
🦇 (not 🐿)62.936931.074
demure (not vain)62.237427.982
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.233631.8107
🐐 (not 🦒)62.253932.598
humble (not arrogant)62.138325.887
rebellious (not obedient)62.167232.486
specialist (not generalist)62.153831.371
interested (not bored)62.075425.531
🧕 (not 💃)61.821527.393
well behaved (not mischievous)61.738129.989
🏀 (not 🎨)61.538330.235
opinionated (not neutral)61.4106731.131
rich (not poor)61.364419.075
highbrow (not lowbrow)61.161627.980
dispassionate (not romantic)61.023125.920
deep (not epic)61.031030.535
preppy (not punk rock)60.964534.014
dramatic (not comedic)60.978827.731
vanilla (not kinky)60.845930.294
bitter (not sweet)60.851424.091
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)60.748030.589
🥶 (not 🥵)60.435531.530
loveable (not punchable)60.365719.822
cautious (not impulsive)60.251130.3109
obsessed (not aloof)60.268627.0107
orange (not purple)59.938929.568
impartial (not biased)59.79328.588
extraordinary (not mundane)59.580728.097
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)59.283229.869
off-key (not musical)59.053327.221
depressed (not bright)58.544326.2100
stable (not moody)58.428628.098
uncreative (not open to new experinces)58.424228.2110
manicured (not scruffy)58.479332.685
self-improving (not self-destructive)58.444424.420
insider (not outsider)58.340331.390
mathematical (not literary)58.135831.783
tame (not wild)58.140331.5104
angelic (not demonic)57.965822.484
profound (not ironic)57.943032.928
work-first (not family-first)57.859731.4112
frenzied (not sleepy)57.8106820.813
normal (not weird)57.541229.690
angry (not good-humored)57.548126.695
offended (not chill)57.565831.324
impatient (not patient)57.475528.7100
curious (not apathetic)57.389927.796
blacksmith (not tailor)57.039638.715
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.943128.181
spicy (not mild)56.779128.5117
insulting (not complimentary)56.555325.291
💔 (not 💝)56.551233.7129
generous (not stingy)56.573225.743
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.483228.796
slovenly (not stylish)56.338527.7100
😏 (not 😬)56.163834.680
normie (not freak)56.148229.135
😎 (not 🧐)55.963835.377
industrial (not domestic)55.861631.276
nonpolitical (not political)55.642732.275
involved (not remote)55.699232.577
good-cook (not bad-cook)55.651632.825
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.528035.080
exhibitionist (not bashful)55.581734.029
rugged (not refined)55.353331.793
deviant (not average)55.377528.9110
humorless (not funny)55.244527.3113
close-minded (not open-minded)55.142529.0103
pure (not debased)55.064025.1107
monastic (not hedonist)55.041028.955
🐩 (not 🐒)54.964131.970
Russian (not French)54.940330.915
🙃 (not 🥰)54.757333.5104
😇 (not 😈)54.765027.678
politically correct (not edgy)54.149328.191
pretentious (not unassuming)54.174732.677
repetitive (not varied)53.979928.7103
grateful (not entitled)53.860730.024
competitive (not cooperative)53.186234.792
extreme (not moderate)52.887930.4110
scholarly (not crafty)52.851731.990
unfixable (not fixable)52.846027.326
night owl (not morning lark)52.782936.399
child free (not pronatalist)52.690928.390
sarcastic (not genuine)52.663129.9110
reasoned (not instinctual)52.353333.9103
vengeful (not forgiving)52.070428.4101
unlucky (not fortunate)51.871026.093
accepting (not judgemental)51.763025.887
Swedish (not Italian)51.760931.122
slow-talking (not fast-talking)51.345727.121
corporate (not freelance)51.257934.926
sexual (not asexual)51.296430.734
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)51.186630.918
🏌 (not 🤺)51.030836.880
existentialist (not nihilist)50.194030.581
trusting (not charming)50.861430.4107
thick (not thin)50.255926.2105
😀 (not 😭)50.868128.888
bookish (not sporty)50.387231.387
atheist (not theist)50.786030.482
shy (not playful)50.636524.985

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 Leroy Jethro Gibbs based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. William Adama (0.894)
  2. Kate Beckett (0.857)
  3. Mike Ehrmantraut (0.853)
  4. Mike Ehrmantraut (0.852)
  5. George S. Hammond (0.851)
  1. Tobias Funke (-0.652)
  2. Denny (-0.629)
  3. Karen Smith (-0.621)
  4. Bob Pinciotti (-0.585)
  5. Ling (-0.581)

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: ENTP (r = 0.53)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.51)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.4)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.4)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.24)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.16)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.1)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.02)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.0)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.03)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.13)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.16)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.2)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.22)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.24)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.27)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.28)
  18. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.29)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.32)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.4)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.41)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.5)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.5)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.64)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.64)


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