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Donald Mallard Personality Statistics

Donald Mallard 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
high IQ (not low IQ)96.1205.994
valedictorian (not drop out)96.1129.381
knowledgeable (not ignorant)96.1116.923
🧠 (not 💪)95.998.076
loyal (not traitorous)94.0569.475
diligent (not lazy)93.9779.291
pro (not noob)93.64510.480
competent (not incompetent)93.35513.8103
intellectual (not physical)93.12411.687
kind (not cruel)93.1439.874
bookish (not sporty)93.0309.1104
perceptive (not unobservant)92.8568.926
eloquent (not unpolished)92.7209.3105
treasure (not trash)92.71411.883
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)92.31114.177
master (not apprentice)92.14716.099
civilized (not barbaric)91.92913.781
wise (not foolish)91.32012.4105
nerd (not jock)91.27613.8103
believable (not poorly-written)91.2611.613
mature (not juvenile)91.02615.289
proper (not scandalous)90.91114.088
genius (not dunce)90.74811.0103
loveable (not punchable)90.62215.220
persistent (not quitter)90.42229.983
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)90.01415.092
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.413914.1105
resourceful (not helpless)89.413211.9112
human (not animalistic)89.13114.084
nurturing (not poisonous)89.04814.789
🎩 (not 🧢)88.76516.670
neat (not messy)88.57514.393
respectful (not rude)88.35316.997
prestigious (not disreputable)88.12813.194
scientific (not artistic)88.04414.6106
egalitarian (not racist)87.515815.480
reasonable (not deranged)87.43013.971
soulful (not soulless)87.312617.199
🌟 (not 💩)87.211716.783
English (not German)86.64923.215
manicured (not scruffy)86.520714.097
old (not young)86.46314.2104
scholarly (not crafty)86.32415.596
refined (not rugged)86.26520.687
important (not irrelevant)86.122218.1132
precise (not vague)86.17119.892
enlightened (not lost)86.11614.631
studious (not goof-off)85.717616.681
good-humored (not angry)85.68414.195
heroic (not villainous)85.521718.392
fixable (not unfixable)85.5719.714
legit (not scrub)85.49717.4105
works hard (not plays hard)85.110914.899
coordinated (not clumsy)85.120015.6105
deep (not shallow)85.14118.688
driven (not unambitious)85.139718.888
historical (not modern)84.93513.589
orderly (not chaotic)84.87520.0103
confident (not insecure)84.815016.8104
sensible (not ludicrous)84.84214.7102
😇 (not 😈)84.87618.792
altruistic (not selfish)84.67513.895
cautious (not impulsive)84.53615.382
workaholic (not slacker)84.530912.999
logical (not emotional)84.34715.9101
wholesome (not salacious)83.79920.562
patient (not impatient)83.53318.5101
self-improving (not self-destructive)83.42012.217
angelic (not demonic)83.39616.679
tasteful (not lewd)83.27520.385
forgiving (not vengeful)83.28016.989
sturdy (not flimsy)83.117121.620
cooperative (not competitive)82.94316.780
accepting (not judgemental)82.97019.593
complimentary (not insulting)82.97119.686
equitable (not hypocritical)82.83018.593
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)82.44822.057
musical (not off-key)82.44917.020
sage (not whippersnapper)82.32920.323
introspective (not not introspective)82.26020.9110
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.116919.886
inspiring (not cringeworthy)82.18217.9111
short (not tall)82.07915.0106
independent (not codependent)82.018319.4106
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.927116.688
alert (not oblivious)81.819120.088
tailor (not blacksmith)81.87618.123
privileged (not oppressed)81.526116.617
compersive (not jealous)81.23612.587
politically correct (not edgy)81.12917.994
tactful (not indiscreet)81.08319.470
reliable (not experimental)80.311020.930
glad (not mad)80.27619.784
calm (not anxious)80.25722.698
romantic (not dispassionate)80.022516.621
honorable (not cunning)79.913621.8130
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.915119.069
open-minded (not close-minded)79.89716.389
warm (not quarrelsome)79.79420.992
formal (not intimate)79.610421.099
pure (not debased)79.613118.099
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.517116.983
classical (not avant-garde)79.47322.090
curious (not apathetic)79.316718.983
consistent (not variable)79.010826.026
interesting (not tiresome)78.823221.697
sweet (not bitter)78.814722.682
decisive (not hesitant)78.732417.492
demure (not vain)78.74112.374
stable (not moody)78.63322.886
fresh (not stinky)78.429723.5109
devout (not heathen)78.37521.980
specialist (not generalist)78.38224.675
down2earth (not head@clouds)78.215724.498
objective (not subjective)78.01519.381
self-assured (not self-conscious)77.925122.6105
🤔 (not 🤫)77.95424.280
feminist (not sexist)77.836519.597
💝 (not 💔)77.812122.8108
reasoned (not instinctual)77.75625.382
chaste (not lustful)77.65420.387
bright (not depressed)77.611022.288
tame (not wild)77.67819.0103
🧐 (not 😎)77.410130.381
gatherer (not hunter)77.414923.927
official (not backdoor)77.38618.392
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.330924.388
resolute (not wavering)77.221924.273
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.230923.715
rich (not poor)77.134113.689
smooth (not rough)77.18717.877
humble (not arrogant)76.914725.595
permanent (not transient)76.99719.277
emancipated (not enslaved)76.821219.884
well behaved (not mischievous)76.712524.192
methodical (not astonishing)76.616925.0102
joyful (not miserable)76.411221.473
vanilla (not kinky)76.313423.082
go-getter (not slugabed)76.250620.162
warm (not cold)76.224021.5106
moderate (not extreme)75.95322.087
modest (not flamboyant)75.720826.6101
straight (not queer)75.353226.574
sheriff (not outlaw)75.321222.862
pacifist (not ferocious)75.111120.488
disarming (not creepy)75.131822.988
sober (not indulgent)75.010017.897
traditional (not unorthodox)74.914721.878
charming (not awkward)74.733225.476
quiet (not loud)74.717222.082
Swedish (not Italian)74.67619.814
gracious (not feisty)74.54623.480
😀 (not 😭)74.512823.981
funny (not humorless)74.329622.6110
😊 (not 🤣)73.923325.380
🥰 (not 🙃)73.915627.289
practical (not imaginative)73.831423.7110
extraordinary (not mundane)73.741225.098
efficient (not overprepared)73.720634.921
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.643723.1108
impartial (not biased)73.6824.381
sane (not crazy)73.416325.966
French (not Russian)73.116924.517
👽 (not 🤡)73.015622.968
fortunate (not unlucky)72.812220.180
gendered (not androgynous)72.674227.474
confidential (not gossiping)72.446225.493
hoarder (not unprepared)72.316716.884
explorer (not builder)72.122123.074
happy (not sad)71.714219.984
genuine (not sarcastic)71.727526.7105
statist (not anarchist)71.716221.793
cheery (not sorrowful)71.619821.2109
optimistic (not pessimistic)71.325425.692
realist (not idealist)71.320526.493
arcane (not mainstream)71.223625.790
no-nonsense (not dramatic)71.120426.572
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.032228.273
📈 (not 📉)70.925626.375
rational (not whimsical)70.737828.888
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.715325.9112
🐩 (not 🐒)70.627128.472
beautiful (not ugly)69.872723.690
chill (not offended)69.816022.026
democratic (not authoritarian)69.627229.269
🐐 (not 🦒)69.621427.994
sunny (not gloomy)69.527227.823
ranged (not melee)69.513925.515
lighthearted (not intense)69.313827.810
healthy (not sickly)69.259224.2104
chatty (not reserved)69.239329.394
preppy (not punk rock)69.144533.025
tight (not loose)69.049422.224
trusting (not suspicious)68.822425.984
worldly (not innocent)68.859629.986
flourishing (not traumatized)68.411120.617
involved (not remote)68.353525.492
obedient (not rebellious)68.221026.392
existentialist (not nihilist)68.224822.567
soft (not hard)67.729025.094
masculine (not feminine)67.255119.883
leisurely (not hurried)67.219425.086
philosophical (not real)67.110631.385
stylish (not slovenly)66.453731.288
serious (not bold)66.323824.984
neurotypical (not autistic)66.270828.297
utilitarian (not decorative)66.247824.887
soft (not hard)66.030823.892
mild (not spicy)65.420927.7104
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.440528.016
subdued (not exuberant)65.019528.518
🐿 (not 🦇)64.942427.184
🥳 (not 🥴)64.420925.683
minimalist (not pack rat)64.433028.260
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.122722.618
presidential (not folksy)64.144827.528
serious (not playful)63.958123.590
skeptical (not spiritual)63.870227.591
🤖 (not 👻)63.632329.476
active (not slothful)63.491025.9100
monastic (not hedonist)63.416024.152
bold (not shy)63.395725.992
insider (not outsider)62.927126.989
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.745325.296
🤠 (not 🤑)62.753530.558
relaxed (not tense)62.614026.272
metrosexual (not macho)62.653325.220
playful (not shy)62.571825.893
🐮 (not 🐷)62.336625.778
attractive (not repulsive)61.981121.695
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)61.842227.569
vegan (not cannibal)61.743925.522
straightforward (not cryptic)61.170430.8114
conventional (not creative)60.937330.497
mighty (not puny)60.876125.679
child free (not pronatalist)60.862729.778
careful (not brave)60.525325.086
basic (not hipster)60.160929.392
🛌 (not 🧗)60.127226.2101
atheist (not theist)59.559229.871
🐴 (not 🦄)59.453334.766
slow-talking (not fast-talking)59.427128.720
thick-skinned (not sensitive)59.153827.193
first-mate (not captain)58.953734.377
direct (not roundabout)58.679332.696
liberal (not conservative)58.565128.876
domestic (not industrial)58.439725.582
dry (not moist)58.345624.420
private (not gregarious)57.469330.5100
metaphorical (not literal)57.326231.792
low-tech (not high-tech)57.155330.591
dorky (not cool)57.047532.771
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.953529.592
armoured (not vulnerable)56.672526.479
morning lark (not night owl)56.637434.1108
weird (not normal)56.369926.1100
purple (not orange)56.248131.084
concrete (not abstract)56.265930.567
literary (not mathematical)56.069229.099
unassuming (not pretentious)55.939629.484
😏 (not 😬)55.960630.370
frugal (not lavish)55.861927.796
obsessed (not aloof)55.779524.869
thick (not thin)55.541322.683
conspiracist (not sheeple)55.580129.784
slow (not fast)55.426528.6103
introvert (not extrovert)55.342828.794
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.128431.568
rural (not urban)55.130929.3107
zany (not regular)55.167431.569
chortling (not giggling)55.077025.413
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)55.042827.222
dominant (not submissive)54.983725.495
open (not guarded)54.826128.878
communal (not individualist)54.739130.178
trusting (not charming)54.647331.695
stoic (not expressive)54.447229.896
open-book (not secretive)54.339930.915
poetic (not factual)54.244629.216
awkward (not suspicious)54.138526.585
beta (not alpha)54.143730.5102
rigid (not flexible)53.968626.091
repetitive (not varied)53.975428.683
complicated (not simple)53.585129.193
Roman (not Greek)53.556434.115
monochrome (not multicolored)53.259732.091
freelance (not corporate)53.270429.618
theoretical (not empirical)53.036433.8104
unambiguous (not mysterious)53.069229.899
🐘 (not 🐀)53.062531.8112
assertive (not passive)52.994726.6100
strict (not lenient)52.872026.489
work-first (not family-first)52.863228.398
💃 (not 🧕)52.881127.696
👟 (not 🥾)52.762033.581
luddite (not technophile)52.664430.590
eastern (not western)52.624634.993
average (not deviant)52.544828.877
sheltered (not street-smart)52.445028.692
bossy (not meek)52.392522.791
libertarian (not socialist)52.279928.873
vibrant (not geriatric)52.292229.421
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.950326.198
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.990029.074
circular (not linear)51.960133.421
political (not nonpolitical)51.775626.180
low self esteem (not narcissistic)51.546116.722
resigned (not resistant)51.420028.990
reclusive (not social)51.454827.9109
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.359530.676
triggered (not trolling)51.389021.07
🤐 (not 😜)51.167130.356
🏌 (not 🤺)50.928837.174
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.162834.6121
frenzied (not sleepy)50.1115922.020

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Al Robbins (0.917)
  2. Carlisle Cullen (0.892)
  3. Alfred Pennyworth (0.887)
  4. Beverly Crusher (0.857)
  5. Janet Fraiser (0.857)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.732)
  2. Sid Phillips (-0.697)
  3. Nelson Muntz (-0.69)
  4. Myrtle Wilson (-0.671)
  5. Lisa (-0.667)

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 = 0.61)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.57)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.51)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.34)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.32)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.3)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.28)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.26)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.08)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.05)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.03)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.03)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.01)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.0)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.05)
  16. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.07)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.11)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.12)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.15)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.18)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.23)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.25)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.25)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.28)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.46)


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