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Timothy McGee Personality Statistics

Timothy McGee 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
consistent (not variable)91.859.217
loyal (not traitorous)91.413210.989
nerd (not jock)90.19918.284
kind (not cruel)89.610512.176
heroic (not villainous)89.410813.4114
civilized (not barbaric)89.26811.990
high-tech (not low-tech)88.85118.087
corporate (not freelance)87.63112.220
wholesome (not salacious)87.44411.556
valedictorian (not drop out)87.414917.5101
reliable (not experimental)87.3339.521
human (not animalistic)86.87614.389
egalitarian (not racist)86.818515.472
high IQ (not low IQ)86.327314.793
believable (not poorly-written)86.16210.323
respectful (not rude)85.78517.2103
reasonable (not deranged)84.96417.075
angelic (not demonic)84.87114.085
competent (not incompetent)84.827318.399
tame (not wild)84.31617.0117
intellectual (not physical)84.218117.397
well behaved (not mischievous)84.23717.5102
obedient (not rebellious)84.12914.299
scientific (not artistic)84.011018.184
diligent (not lazy)84.047919.190
bookish (not sporty)83.723121.8101
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.614318.2103
🧠 (not 💪)83.518418.569
works hard (not plays hard)83.416617.199
😇 (not 😈)83.29717.582
persistent (not quitter)83.158517.564
perceptive (not unobservant)82.936118.433
workaholic (not slacker)82.837414.886
orderly (not chaotic)82.511120.982
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)82.44815.116
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.28719.192
honorable (not cunning)82.09820.5107
sheriff (not outlaw)82.011720.2120
cautious (not impulsive)81.76717.299
moderate (not extreme)81.7716.3104
technophile (not luddite)81.57224.883
neat (not messy)81.121819.7104
driven (not unambitious)80.955617.981
treasure (not trash)80.933318.587
scholarly (not crafty)80.95319.594
nurturing (not poisonous)80.719116.785
fixable (not unfixable)80.7298.923
proper (not scandalous)80.410918.789
pure (not debased)80.212418.281
sensible (not ludicrous)80.212618.077
modest (not flamboyant)80.011619.693
humble (not arrogant)79.910416.591
dorky (not cool)79.98819.068
soulful (not soulless)79.835118.694
low self esteem (not narcissistic)79.85012.736
self-disciplined (not disorganized)79.741922.891
knowledgeable (not ignorant)79.633222.619
sane (not crazy)79.66217.476
tailor (not blacksmith)79.513420.921
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.425320.287
precise (not vague)79.420319.583
refined (not rugged)79.418217.599
complimentary (not insulting)79.013419.0104
methodical (not astonishing)78.811020.882
politically correct (not edgy)78.84919.797
awkward (not suspicious)78.66316.389
forgiving (not vengeful)78.515017.682
vanilla (not kinky)78.410022.191
introvert (not extrovert)78.48615.191
first-mate (not captain)78.419619.791
reasoned (not instinctual)78.44819.397
resourceful (not helpless)78.451019.9109
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)78.013423.983
important (not irrelevant)77.950621.4111
patriotic (not unpatriotic)77.521518.473
🤖 (not 👻)77.37121.567
permanent (not transient)77.29117.584
warm (not cold)77.121717.4102
rational (not whimsical)77.022320.483
altruistic (not selfish)77.019816.495
sweet (not bitter)77.017418.193
manicured (not scruffy)77.044919.575
gendered (not androgynous)77.059625.283
mild (not spicy)76.97722.388
statist (not anarchist)76.97519.8104
official (not backdoor)76.99024.290
beta (not alpha)76.713621.098
healthy (not sickly)76.636717.897
preppy (not punk rock)76.627118.923
warm (not quarrelsome)76.513618.792
fresh (not stinky)76.535522.0113
studious (not goof-off)76.345327.882
sober (not indulgent)76.28721.9110
devout (not heathen)76.111420.481
traditional (not unorthodox)76.112322.597
legit (not scrub)76.038622.294
genuine (not sarcastic)75.919421.0105
self-improving (not self-destructive)75.811619.519
gatherer (not hunter)75.617617.424
quiet (not loud)75.415917.794
basic (not hipster)75.321322.581
classical (not avant-garde)75.214720.583
genius (not dunce)75.134619.5110
submissive (not dominant)75.011918.592
unambiguous (not mysterious)75.014322.999
good-humored (not angry)74.925717.590
average (not deviant)74.85720.978
cooperative (not competitive)74.714123.098
serious (not bold)74.79218.492
straight (not queer)74.755125.270
confidential (not gossiping)74.640420.895
soft (not hard)74.517119.796
claustrophobic (not spelunker)74.54924.317
tactful (not indiscreet)74.422620.779
soft (not hard)74.317520.686
feminist (not sexist)74.244520.5100
🐿 (not 🦇)73.923223.358
concrete (not abstract)73.718722.386
metrosexual (not macho)73.721220.023
go-getter (not slugabed)73.559620.158
stable (not moody)73.36924.292
pacifist (not ferocious)73.014117.880
ranged (not melee)73.07617.018
disarming (not creepy)72.739917.979
🧐 (not 😎)72.617426.268
gracious (not feisty)72.56319.795
prestigious (not disreputable)72.435620.885
trusting (not charming)72.27720.485
involved (not remote)72.238620.873
loveable (not punchable)72.035123.618
private (not gregarious)71.932320.598
😊 (not 🤣)71.828026.185
tight (not loose)71.840526.022
utilitarian (not decorative)71.733823.787
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.619022.8101
awkward (not charming)71.615024.8100
young (not old)71.547617.579
practical (not imaginative)71.537723.7105
tense (not relaxed)71.459220.994
introspective (not not introspective)71.429121.9101
glad (not mad)71.218621.366
chaste (not lustful)70.914120.590
patient (not impatient)70.915823.489
democratic (not authoritarian)70.825226.180
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)70.88122.223
skeptical (not spiritual)70.751825.4108
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)70.618820.290
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.620320.596
bright (not depressed)70.524521.295
🌟 (not 💩)70.460425.676
curious (not apathetic)70.341524.997
dry (not moist)70.318423.014
privileged (not oppressed)70.053921.925
straightforward (not cryptic)69.938828.197
meek (not bossy)69.813722.297
anxious (not calm)69.835523.186
equitable (not hypocritical)69.726125.1100
mature (not juvenile)69.539326.184
insecure (not confident)69.412020.9119
literal (not metaphorical)69.428324.5103
frugal (not lavish)69.329822.698
💝 (not 💔)69.325827.577
formal (not intimate)69.228224.9124
shy (not bold)69.16220.7101
sheltered (not street-smart)69.120624.5104
neurotypical (not autistic)69.060224.079
English (not German)69.065427.219
passive (not assertive)68.711822.186
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.634325.092
demure (not vain)68.522721.895
serious (not playful)68.150822.196
innocent (not worldly)68.015021.492
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)68.032528.877
🧢 (not 🎩)68.032829.468
wise (not foolish)67.838921.496
deep (not shallow)67.841321.8124
self-conscious (not self-assured)67.611323.7111
tasteful (not lewd)67.646924.4103
logical (not emotional)67.526425.670
accepting (not judgemental)67.529226.080
📈 (not 📉)67.538529.274
conventional (not creative)67.425226.3101
subdued (not exuberant)67.315227.120
monochrome (not multicolored)67.227428.296
eloquent (not unpolished)66.853522.287
triggered (not trolling)66.840117.524
regular (not zany)66.715123.968
existentialist (not nihilist)66.430923.354
smooth (not rough)66.429422.088
factual (not poetic)66.238522.023
slovenly (not stylish)65.819923.6103
vegan (not cannibal)65.635027.319
shy (not playful)65.511120.6106
repetitive (not varied)65.335624.683
real (not philosophical)65.249625.997
domestic (not industrial)64.925323.377
🤠 (not 🤑)64.849126.077
🥰 (not 🙃)64.733829.6118
🤐 (not 😜)64.638031.063
trusting (not suspicious)64.230326.497
morning lark (not night owl)64.223630.597
🤔 (not 🤫)64.038028.470
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.841327.381
specialist (not generalist)63.845124.288
hurried (not leisurely)63.740325.4102
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')63.55929.882
objective (not subjective)63.521025.871
rigid (not flexible)63.443924.192
romantic (not dispassionate)63.366824.520
simple (not complicated)63.216525.286
linear (not circular)63.228626.118
active (not slothful)63.192124.1110
🏌 (not 🤺)63.111328.379
offended (not chill)63.050020.817
compersive (not jealous)62.835123.693
apprentice (not master)62.727526.3100
careful (not brave)62.422023.299
no-nonsense (not dramatic)62.435924.275
Greek (not Roman)62.313123.914
joyful (not miserable)62.030923.481
tall (not short)61.953221.287
alert (not oblivious)61.967027.280
🛌 (not 🧗)61.924330.4119
masculine (not feminine)61.864121.9108
realist (not idealist)61.842130.7108
sunny (not gloomy)61.638923.217
hesitant (not decisive)61.520126.091
😀 (not 😭)61.538423.980
open-minded (not close-minded)61.455421.682
guarded (not open)61.379224.792
attractive (not repulsive)61.282119.792
mathematical (not literary)61.228430.4101
😬 (not 😏)61.029630.672
obsessed (not aloof)60.861720.781
vulnerable (not armoured)60.629025.583
beautiful (not ugly)60.690523.8104
communal (not individualist)60.625327.794
happy (not sad)60.530523.279
🐴 (not 🦄)60.550732.167
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)60.337432.098
highbrow (not lowbrow)60.261722.688
resigned (not resistant)60.28027.8111
weird (not normal)60.160223.6119
enlightened (not lost)60.138622.523
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.876127.991
impartial (not biased)59.79026.088
builder (not explorer)59.743727.480
hoarder (not unprepared)59.460423.991
resolute (not wavering)59.477429.478
Swedish (not Italian)59.436527.715
funny (not humorless)59.360724.197
cheery (not sorrowful)59.037423.298
clumsy (not coordinated)58.930827.186
reclusive (not social)58.841526.2119
🐀 (not 🐘)58.838730.7118
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)58.755032.881
urban (not rural)58.676128.5138
interesting (not tiresome)58.381722.087
lighthearted (not intense)58.028828.620
reserved (not chatty)57.352325.6101
fast-talking (not slow-talking)57.371323.518
puny (not mighty)57.126220.4100
libertarian (not socialist)57.055426.174
unassuming (not pretentious)57.037330.983
🐐 (not 🦒)57.072930.095
emancipated (not enslaved)56.683825.3105
strict (not lenient)56.564026.5104
👽 (not 🤡)56.557730.869
codependent (not independent)56.337827.185
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.253127.680
atheist (not theist)56.267129.673
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.124025.770
rich (not poor)56.070216.886
🥴 (not 🥳)55.761626.578
frenzied (not sleepy)55.7105424.323
🥾 (not 👟)55.652833.981
pronatalist (not child free)55.533229.064
🐮 (not 🐷)55.367227.497
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.159627.167
monastic (not hedonist)55.137424.652
🐩 (not 🐒)55.059931.469
sturdy (not flimsy)54.986127.017
modern (not historical)54.867328.088
chortling (not giggling)54.877625.925
whippersnapper (not sage)54.855829.516
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.650127.884
off-key (not musical)54.563529.515
open to new experinces (not uncreative)54.290925.987
mundane (not extraordinary)54.231025.6111
insider (not outsider)54.248928.8105
pro (not noob)54.293528.176
traumatized (not flourishing)54.181623.422
🧕 (not 💃)54.036929.594
unlucky (not fortunate)53.960223.584
expressive (not stoic)53.871527.693
folksy (not presidential)53.853926.027
political (not nonpolitical)53.570026.178
charismatic (not uninspiring)53.2103226.9103
thick (not thin)53.145623.496
vibrant (not geriatric)52.891228.719
eastern (not western)52.524732.184
orange (not purple)52.359630.378
mainstream (not arcane)52.149329.386
stuttering (not rhythmic)52.130431.314
efficient (not overprepared)52.1101526.419
cringeworthy (not inspiring)51.950426.089
direct (not roundabout)51.894529.183
French (not Russian)51.880831.018
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.668725.8100
fast (not slow)51.495622.680
secretive (not open-book)51.385128.518
empirical (not theoretical)51.083830.790
work-first (not family-first)50.966227.893
conservative (not liberal)50.446230.066
pack rat (not minimalist)50.457930.054

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jimmy Palmer (0.91)
  2. Dr. James Wilson (0.902)
  3. David Phillips (0.874)
  4. Brian Johnson (0.867)
  5. Pope (0.857)
  1. Frank Gallagher (-0.728)
  2. Krusty the Clown (-0.724)
  3. Noah Puckerman (-0.701)
  4. Erlich Bachman (-0.697)
  5. Charlie Harper (-0.685)

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: ENFP (r = 0.73)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.66)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.59)
  4. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.53)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.52)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.51)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.48)
  8. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.36)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.33)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.32)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.3)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.27)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.27)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.26)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.23)
  16. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.2)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.11)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.03)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.07)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.12)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.28)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.3)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.47)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.61)


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