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Jimmy Palmer Personality Statistics

Jimmy Palmer 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
bookish (not sporty)91.65410.290
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)90.92314.384
🧠 (not 💪)90.5509.695
kind (not cruel)90.48411.672
intellectual (not physical)90.3609.585
valedictorian (not drop out)89.89815.082
nerd (not jock)89.410714.489
scientific (not artistic)88.83814.589
loyal (not traitorous)87.925215.9102
respectful (not rude)87.16813.896
civilized (not barbaric)86.811712.283
good-humored (not angry)86.87011.879
wholesome (not salacious)86.85616.370
high IQ (not low IQ)86.625913.597
human (not animalistic)86.09516.0100
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)86.04920.281
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)86.02912.558
heroic (not villainous)85.422115.978
egalitarian (not racist)85.224315.474
😇 (not 😈)85.27117.772
sweet (not bitter)85.17013.787
preppy (not punk rock)84.99812.321
first-mate (not captain)84.48315.192
angelic (not demonic)84.08013.4102
forgiving (not vengeful)83.87613.583
soft (not hard)83.55916.091
glad (not mad)83.45216.975
soft (not hard)83.06414.1110
diligent (not lazy)82.754213.278
cooperative (not competitive)82.64614.375
competent (not incompetent)82.534518.581
soulful (not soulless)82.526619.382
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.526216.417
pacifist (not ferocious)82.13719.186
politically correct (not edgy)81.82415.677
humble (not arrogant)81.87317.0100
tame (not wild)81.63714.090
scholarly (not crafty)81.54818.397
tailor (not blacksmith)81.48512.612
obedient (not rebellious)81.35516.489
pure (not debased)81.110514.277
beta (not alpha)81.08118.1101
well behaved (not mischievous)80.97219.663
nurturing (not poisonous)80.918817.479
complimentary (not insulting)80.710517.286
submissive (not dominant)80.66616.592
altruistic (not selfish)80.414511.982
reasonable (not deranged)80.414720.880
persistent (not quitter)80.470416.960
moderate (not extreme)80.31414.192
sheltered (not street-smart)80.07017.589
meek (not bossy)79.95014.897
works hard (not plays hard)79.726316.693
proper (not scandalous)79.612419.783
trusting (not suspicious)79.57222.888
warm (not quarrelsome)79.59819.390
manicured (not scruffy)79.538118.4105
fresh (not stinky)78.729318.8103
patriotic (not unpatriotic)78.619517.169
treasure (not trash)78.644118.674
statist (not anarchist)78.45420.776
dorky (not cool)78.411021.168
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.426422.489
cautious (not impulsive)78.312020.177
mild (not spicy)78.26320.094
neat (not messy)78.128722.684
privileged (not oppressed)78.133120.318
thin (not thick)77.911317.395
awkward (not suspicious)77.87518.383
genuine (not sarcastic)77.815521.578
gatherer (not hunter)77.514618.228
refined (not rugged)77.421916.582
equitable (not hypocritical)77.411120.494
sensible (not ludicrous)77.318619.983
bright (not depressed)77.311420.288
devout (not heathen)77.110215.375
sunny (not gloomy)77.116724.916
happy (not sad)76.97917.284
honorable (not cunning)76.721518.969
😊 (not 🤣)76.715726.180
smooth (not rough)76.79419.766
vulnerable (not armoured)76.78217.693
feminist (not sexist)76.439520.481
warm (not cold)76.323424.887
workaholic (not slacker)76.356016.882
precise (not vague)76.227620.684
healthy (not sickly)76.138521.0103
reliable (not experimental)76.119624.723
curious (not apathetic)76.025120.681
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)76.03022.819
specialist (not generalist)75.713523.665
orderly (not chaotic)75.626321.491
methodical (not astonishing)75.619221.272
sensitive (not thick-skinned)75.512819.394
joyful (not miserable)75.513120.769
loveable (not punchable)75.526326.515
accepting (not judgemental)75.416020.281
cheery (not sorrowful)75.313618.573
driven (not unambitious)75.374617.986
gracious (not feisty)75.33819.885
optimistic (not pessimistic)75.118519.976
traditional (not unorthodox)75.114420.695
🐿 (not 🦇)74.921221.061
high-tech (not low-tech)74.719618.881
vanilla (not kinky)74.515820.790
technophile (not luddite)74.513319.160
factual (not poetic)74.420822.118
young (not old)74.440620.373
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.017423.183
innocent (not worldly)73.89222.087
legit (not scrub)73.847025.487
🧐 (not 😎)73.615926.583
lighthearted (not intense)73.69226.723
open-minded (not close-minded)73.522617.987
💝 (not 💔)73.517924.688
🌟 (not 💩)73.252823.670
careful (not brave)73.18021.492
metrosexual (not macho)73.123321.118
quiet (not loud)73.020120.293
sheriff (not outlaw)72.924821.774
genius (not dunce)72.840916.6112
anxious (not calm)72.828224.284
modest (not flamboyant)72.629124.494
ranged (not melee)72.68420.610
vegan (not cannibal)72.521421.719
shy (not bold)72.44219.694
apprentice (not master)72.413626.190
passive (not assertive)72.18121.386
disarming (not creepy)71.743722.084
tall (not short)71.731519.787
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.546224.699
tight (not loose)71.541525.915
sane (not crazy)71.419623.776
prestigious (not disreputable)71.437824.361
English (not German)71.356125.513
demure (not vain)71.217120.177
compersive (not jealous)71.218026.466
perceptive (not unobservant)71.271125.025
democratic (not authoritarian)71.124323.555
average (not deviant)71.19822.889
😀 (not 😭)71.119024.081
👟 (not 🥾)71.120727.058
romantic (not dispassionate)70.946824.417
dry (not moist)70.817317.212
gendered (not androgynous)70.781024.482
tasteful (not lewd)70.538723.284
patient (not impatient)70.516824.986
fast-talking (not slow-talking)70.535824.317
existentialist (not nihilist)70.416622.466
resourceful (not helpless)70.375822.086
stable (not moody)70.310123.474
corporate (not freelance)70.222222.228
attractive (not repulsive)70.062819.682
stuttering (not rhythmic)69.99721.019
funny (not humorless)69.937520.488
beautiful (not ugly)69.872721.5103
basic (not hipster)69.634424.979
low self esteem (not narcissistic)69.515316.515
sober (not indulgent)69.320224.173
frugal (not lavish)69.130417.577
classical (not avant-garde)69.128124.090
introspective (not not introspective)69.036522.978
studious (not goof-off)68.960323.170
📈 (not 📉)68.634126.588
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)68.518627.517
fixable (not unfixable)68.132525.814
active (not slothful)68.079922.667
awkward (not charming)67.918822.7101
believable (not poorly-written)67.980821.815
French (not Russian)67.830931.314
🤠 (not 🤑)67.741022.766
straight (not queer)67.475927.878
deep (not shallow)67.442622.578
chaste (not lustful)67.320222.477
puny (not mighty)67.311921.889
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.020923.380
hesitant (not decisive)66.912121.392
mathematical (not literary)66.919229.4104
tense (not relaxed)66.772923.876
rational (not whimsical)66.747126.088
🤔 (not 🤫)66.728829.168
consistent (not variable)66.639628.219
self-disciplined (not disorganized)66.670926.696
shy (not playful)66.49722.179
skeptical (not spiritual)66.365425.774
go-getter (not slugabed)66.383724.470
reasoned (not instinctual)66.222628.492
self-conscious (not self-assured)66.212924.481
emancipated (not enslaved)66.054023.564
important (not irrelevant)66.084324.7114
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.726729.821
🥰 (not 🙃)65.631231.8105
trusting (not charming)65.619226.395
eloquent (not unpolished)65.358027.580
insecure (not confident)65.216623.6109
domestic (not industrial)65.124623.480
impartial (not biased)65.04323.073
🤖 (not 👻)65.027830.164
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)64.926923.184
simple (not complicated)64.714827.276
introvert (not extrovert)64.525923.387
practical (not imaginative)64.455426.894
open-book (not secretive)64.422426.821
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.341022.291
linear (not circular)64.325225.019
overprepared (not efficient)64.28126.123
slovenly (not stylish)63.923425.380
expressive (not stoic)63.850623.587
codependent (not independent)63.826828.294
repetitive (not varied)63.840324.693
conventional (not creative)63.732225.394
straightforward (not cryptic)63.761428.293
open (not guarded)63.614826.186
🐀 (not 🐘)63.228428.490
playful (not serious)62.830922.392
interesting (not tiresome)62.771025.988
lenient (not strict)62.635726.775
chatty (not reserved)62.648628.297
chill (not offended)62.626426.518
official (not backdoor)62.333728.186
concrete (not abstract)62.348927.685
resigned (not resistant)62.16123.581
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)62.147729.366
weird (not normal)62.056324.592
🏌 (not 🤺)61.912732.770
😬 (not 😏)61.927528.564
morning lark (not night owl)61.727527.778
literal (not metaphorical)61.655028.498
giggling (not chortling)61.522530.417
roundabout (not direct)61.415825.383
flourishing (not traumatized)61.422019.510
permanent (not transient)61.146528.055
charismatic (not uninspiring)60.989027.779
communal (not individualist)60.824625.381
minimalist (not pack rat)60.843328.566
unassuming (not pretentious)60.728329.281
clumsy (not coordinated)60.629025.682
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.249427.173
liberal (not conservative)60.261831.157
logical (not emotional)60.039625.893
monastic (not hedonist)60.024026.748
🐮 (not 🐷)59.449527.692
wise (not foolish)59.358421.799
frenzied (not sleepy)59.395523.823
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.282123.684
family-first (not work-first)59.251526.482
neurotypical (not autistic)59.191925.682
formal (not intimate)59.147827.9102
👽 (not 🤡)59.149826.880
confidential (not gossiping)58.973427.979
🥴 (not 🥳)58.951425.773
folksy (not presidential)58.842926.715
rich (not poor)58.765422.275
involved (not remote)58.784427.481
tactful (not indiscreet)58.667930.357
utilitarian (not decorative)58.469126.373
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.152025.761
objective (not subjective)58.035027.073
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.843832.8103
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.717128.265
sheeple (not conspiracist)57.620626.169
Greek (not Roman)57.629228.714
arcane (not mainstream)57.557227.269
oblivious (not alert)57.532827.780
🦒 (not 🐐)57.518730.896
enlightened (not lost)57.543725.022
flexible (not rigid)57.239727.077
🛌 (not 🧗)57.232629.6106
monochrome (not multicolored)57.150328.074
masculine (not feminine)56.971523.177
urban (not rural)56.681730.189
nonpolitical (not political)56.439325.385
hurried (not leisurely)56.463425.374
outsider (not insider)56.157730.192
explorer (not builder)56.054430.785
reclusive (not social)56.047126.7111
musical (not off-key)56.043323.99
down2earth (not head@clouds)55.961930.693
mature (not juvenile)55.864226.1100
atheist (not theist)55.768827.858
flimsy (not sturdy)55.729721.722
serious (not bold)55.546825.876
claustrophobic (not spelunker)55.431929.718
subdued (not exuberant)55.440431.017
triggered (not trolling)55.379526.715
theoretical (not empirical)55.228333.875
😜 (not 🤐)55.253228.060
hoarder (not unprepared)55.072923.470
pronatalist (not child free)54.933928.086
pro (not noob)54.892624.057
fast (not slow)54.788322.780
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.686329.170
western (not eastern)54.586032.194
real (not philosophical)54.285128.183
purple (not orange)54.056030.083
resolute (not wavering)54.092328.465
Italian (not Swedish)54.063332.012
libertarian (not socialist)53.970827.483
🧢 (not 🎩)53.855631.881
mundane (not extraordinary)53.332427.683
🧕 (not 💃)53.238727.299
regular (not zany)53.146927.267
🐩 (not 🐒)53.164332.543
vibrant (not geriatric)53.090924.015
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.552726.180
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.567128.289
whippersnapper (not sage)51.964829.013
realist (not idealist)51.766828.286
fortunate (not unlucky)51.659624.278
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.285827.870
obsessed (not aloof)50.997622.777
private (not gregarious)50.782530.476
historical (not modern)50.357727.273
🦄 (not 🐴)50.757432.855
cringeworthy (not inspiring)50.652425.786

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Timothy McGee (0.91)
  2. Ted Mullens (0.877)
  3. Dr. James Wilson (0.872)
  4. Molly Hooper (0.861)
  5. Kenny Stowton (0.858)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.714)
  2. Nelson Muntz (-0.711)
  3. Merle Dixon (-0.703)
  4. Sid Phillips (-0.689)
  5. Krusty the Clown (-0.688)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.32)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.31)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.19)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.1)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.03)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.0)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.02)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.12)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.13)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.13)
  11. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.16)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.2)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.22)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.24)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.3)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.3)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.32)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.32)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.33)
  20. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.37)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.45)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.54)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.59)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.63)
  25. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.63)


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