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Shinji Ikari Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Shinji Ikari is a character from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
traumatized (not flourishing)97.015.515
often crying (not never cries)95.6311.216
low self esteem (not narcissistic)95.1114.026
sad (not happy)94.128.919
sorrowful (not cheery)94.019.121
depressed (not bright)93.528.424
😭 (not 😀)92.919.620
meek (not bossy)91.589.317
introvert (not extrovert)91.51113.022
self-destructive (not self-improving)91.21215.325
hesitant (not decisive)91.1110.721
reclusive (not social)91.1209.419
shy (not playful)91.0211.221
🧢 (not 🎩)90.91610.515
tense (not relaxed)90.66312.818
awkward (not suspicious)90.5720.215
emotional (not unemotional)90.56617.019
beta (not alpha)90.41912.418
water (not fire)90.299.525
😬 (not 😏)90.1616.918
sensitive (not thick-skinned)89.81018.421
pessimistic (not optimistic)89.41324.718
quiet (not loud)89.42015.912
codependent (not independent)89.01312.020
dramatic (not comedic)89.04618.218
shy (not bold)88.7120.617
apprentice (not master)88.4610.812
anxious (not calm)88.05511.617
passive (not assertive)87.7819.022
submissive (not dominant)87.63314.221
bashful (not exhibitionist)87.6219.128
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)87.01218.715
gatherer (not hunter)86.82613.621
bookish (not sporty)86.625120.926
🤐 (not 😜)86.53421.526
main character (not side character)86.326720.826
vulnerable (not armoured)86.11319.335
unprepared (not hoarder)86.1425.019
sheltered (not street-smart)86.02714.815
private (not gregarious)85.97712.721
🧠 (not 💪)85.623514.121
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)85.611521.819
soft (not hard)85.46317.921
lost (not enlightened)85.02222.728
deep (not epic)85.0414.617
miserable (not joyful)84.98817.317
dramatic (not no-nonsense)84.713218.515
protagonist (not antagonist)84.720324.826
🤠 (not 🤑)84.37710.711
roundabout (not direct)84.2618.216
thrifty (not extravagant)84.22014.419
awkward (not charming)84.14022.920
👟 (not 🥾)83.93922.924
human (not animalistic)83.920622.123
insecure (not confident)83.84227.613
🐀 (not 🐘)83.83724.617
🧕 (not 💃)83.8820.514
🛌 (not 🧗)83.73819.635
young (not old)83.625315.321
thin (not thick)83.64718.318
tame (not wild)83.63120.429
emotional (not logical)83.314027.715
gloomy (not sunny)83.312522.928
princess (not queen)83.22219.617
timid (not cocky)83.22022.719
mild (not spicy)83.13821.814
first-mate (not captain)83.113522.917
biased (not impartial)82.812313.213
enslaved (not emancipated)82.8822.026
unlucky (not fortunate)82.65526.519
helpless (not resourceful)82.5621.120
soft (not hard)82.410524.518
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.113415.128
humorless (not funny)82.07316.321
🥴 (not 🥳)82.04819.414
🧐 (not 😎)81.76814.021
desperate (not high standards)81.75923.522
dorky (not cool)81.69625.016
metrosexual (not macho)81.47215.527
modest (not flamboyant)81.412416.313
subjective (not objective)81.3421.521
🎨 (not 🏀)81.235911.212
nerd (not jock)81.035023.927
genuine (not sarcastic)80.915620.430
philosophical (not real)80.82023.821
flimsy (not sturdy)80.82721.629
humble (not arrogant)80.712120.722
subdued (not exuberant)80.61423.028
vintage (not trendy)80.431815.515
self-conscious (not self-assured)80.34829.023
foolish (not wise)80.310820.418
minimalist (not pack rat)80.24919.710
claustrophobic (not spelunker)80.12829.018
reserved (not chatty)80.120229.721
confidential (not gossiping)79.941419.624
domestic (not industrial)79.84725.022
indie (not pop)79.718824.517
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)79.510826.920
introspective (not not introspective)79.415629.614
love-focused (not money-focused)79.449817.725
weird (not normal)79.227721.224
modern (not historical)79.017426.318
stuttering (not rhythmic)79.03923.120
preppy (not punk rock)79.029925.919
pacifist (not ferocious)78.810225.718
secretive (not open-book)78.739029.116
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)78.49629.217
crazy (not sane)78.322920.215
moody (not stable)78.241125.932
repetitive (not varied)78.18420.621
civilized (not barbaric)77.849423.416
prudish (not flirtatious)77.610727.420
cooperative (not competitive)77.613128.624
queer (not straight)77.511128.920
sickly (not healthy)77.47022.719
pensive (not serene)77.317225.124
basic (not hipster)77.122724.417
serious (not playful)76.946024.419
guarded (not open)76.960531.927
clumsy (not coordinated)76.914923.422
white knight (not bad boy)76.735920.819
🐴 (not 🦄)76.623226.912
careful (not brave)76.57923.226
envious (not prideful)76.11622.026
scholarly (not crafty)76.013823.023
innocent (not worldly)75.910119.920
💔 (not 💝)75.918728.821
statist (not anarchist)75.813427.221
centrist (not radical)75.83522.230
egalitarian (not racist)75.598228.720
vanilla (not kinky)75.420227.018
wavering (not resolute)75.42227.920
rock (not rap)75.459627.014
triggered (not trolling)75.017529.420
haunted (not blissful)75.050533.321
head@clouds (not down2earth)74.825629.616
monochrome (not multicolored)74.820429.123
unpolished (not eloquent)74.418923.819
uncreative (not open to new experinces)74.19624.918
purple (not orange)73.916329.925
weakass (not badass)73.911522.218
sheeple (not conspiracist)73.42325.120
trusting (not charming)73.29722.223
literary (not mathematical)73.130532.218
slugabed (not go-getter)73.03330.615
variable (not consistent)72.910330.127
🤔 (not 🤫)72.915127.625
slow (not fast)72.87225.619
English (not German)72.781333.516
puny (not mighty)72.69823.827
unchallenging (not demanding)72.67231.319
close-minded (not open-minded)72.521221.612
geriatric (not vibrant)72.27526.315
profound (not ironic)72.215027.619
intellectual (not physical)72.065522.724
hypochondriac (not stoic)72.012424.110
juvenile (not mature)71.831331.025
whimsical (not rational)71.830321.515
important (not irrelevant)71.6107134.229
sexual (not asexual)71.469225.514
poetic (not factual)71.320825.120
conventional (not creative)71.326829.619
well behaved (not mischievous)71.332029.314
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)71.321729.719
winter (not summer)71.336230.618
reactive (not proactive)71.317427.820
😇 (not 😈)71.246517.015
uninspiring (not charismatic)71.16130.717
cat person (not dog person)70.933824.016
monotone (not expressive)70.917228.225
insider (not outsider)70.813533.920
💀 (not 🎃)70.838835.713
serious (not bold)70.526027.123
deep (not shallow)70.555130.714
obedient (not rebellious)70.426527.119
Greek (not Roman)70.43124.612
slow-talking (not fast-talking)70.314432.826
slothful (not active)70.27126.132
noob (not pro)70.211231.325
twitchy (not still)70.251129.311
heroic (not villainous)70.195621.921
sleepy (not frenzied)70.12724.016
nonpolitical (not political)70.018234.523
poor (not rich)70.032519.821
child free (not pronatalist)70.050622.620
complicated (not simple)69.972937.040
😊 (not 🤣)69.953827.117
moderate (not extreme)69.918230.718
short (not tall)69.730825.6109
bored (not interested)69.67232.017
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.413824.220
proper (not scandalous)69.346635.515
respectful (not rude)69.265221.620
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.221929.925
flower child (not goth)69.166330.628
soulful (not soulless)69.0101337.120
remote (not involved)68.95931.820
metaphorical (not literal)68.813827.917
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)68.737727.012
tailor (not blacksmith)68.759130.412
tight (not loose)68.671228.617
stinky (not fresh)68.520724.717
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.337230.413
transparent (not machiavellian)68.330633.420
sugarcoated (not frank)68.16425.914
drop out (not valedictorian)68.033129.725
honorable (not cunning)67.863132.810
one-faced (not two-faced)67.884229.920
🐿 (not 🦇)67.757030.322
slovenly (not stylish)67.526733.420
unmotivated (not motivated)67.55733.515
distant (not touchy-feely)67.556625.717
loyal (not traitorous)67.4123729.316
📉 (not 📈)67.310334.225
fearmongering (not reassuring)67.338632.719
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.244926.513
natural-talent (not hard-work)67.119129.927
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)66.630635.422
frugal (not lavish)66.551226.616
folksy (not presidential)66.543326.727
dry (not moist)66.535429.315
thinker (not doer)66.521937.319
existentialist (not nihilist)66.446833.316
eastern (not western)66.36628.911
classical (not avant-garde)65.756528.616
cultured (not rustic)65.767823.912
predictable (not quirky)65.733732.019
not genocidal (not genocidal)65.6106836.116
unassuming (not pretentious)65.131033.524
always down (not picky)64.921834.118
dunce (not genius)64.923229.925
artistic (not scientific)64.656625.513
chosen one (not everyman)64.559838.922
sober (not indulgent)64.444633.116
🥶 (not 🥵)64.432634.312
democratic (not authoritarian)64.461526.021
abstract (not concrete)64.435536.116
oppressed (not privileged)64.334930.122
accepting (not judgemental)64.255332.218
regular (not zany)64.132929.318
feminine (not masculine)64.060423.518
🤖 (not 👻)64.042135.819
vague (not precise)63.920726.619
kind (not cruel)63.8113730.120
trash (not treasure)63.821236.014
whippersnapper (not sage)63.842227.718
apathetic (not curious)63.515429.824
night owl (not morning lark)63.479535.125
receiving (not giving)63.447332.316
autistic (not neurotypical)63.311734.812
average (not deviant)63.329531.717
perverted (not clean)63.338430.419
works hard (not plays hard)62.999328.724
believable (not poorly-written)62.9151934.218
empath (not psychopath)62.994933.716
mad (not glad)62.873724.417
oblivious (not alert)62.834730.119
vegan (not cannibal)62.867422.611
disorganized (not self-disciplined)62.734531.323
high-tech (not low-tech)62.662026.822
paranoid (not naive)62.676936.523
unpatriotic (not patriotic)62.518625.416
jealous (not compersive)62.359038.121
French (not Russian)62.272429.615
offended (not chill)62.274533.122
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.166536.020
incompetent (not competent)61.920130.027
beautiful (not ugly)61.9137028.021
generous (not stingy)61.890730.017
exaggerating (not factual)61.768426.322
edgy (not politically correct)61.678933.815
backdoor (not official)61.670535.720
idealist (not realist)61.658333.714
generalist (not specialist)61.621032.516
lenient (not strict)61.557827.828
family-first (not work-first)61.572530.626
feminist (not sexist)61.4109326.222
intense (not lighthearted)61.4106536.921
cheesy (not chic)61.368831.418
perceptive (not unobservant)61.2142631.319
expressive (not stoic)61.086129.413
forgiving (not vengeful)61.074231.620
sensible (not ludicrous)61.088532.333
studious (not goof-off)61.0112426.216
theoretical (not empirical)60.919433.220
high IQ (not low IQ)60.9145424.621
manicured (not scruffy)60.9104629.918
💩 (not 🌟)60.929427.122
angry (not good-humored)60.757931.718
jealous (not opinionated)60.718328.024
instinctual (not reasoned)60.682032.224
imaginative (not practical)60.648132.119
cold (not warm)60.563426.521
plastic (not wooden)60.523429.826
urban (not rural)60.4112329.330
deranged (not reasonable)60.155930.516
jaded (not innocent)60.1107633.114
realistic (not ambitious)59.943837.920
neutral (not opinionated)59.89633.713
utilitarian (not decorative)59.797127.915
🐩 (not 🐒)59.774630.325
long-winded (not concise)59.451233.112
rigid (not flexible)59.379637.513
aloof (not obsessed)59.218435.418
diligent (not lazy)59.1162032.215
deliberate (not spontaneous)59.0101930.521
punchable (not loveable)58.950535.724
underachiever (not overachiever)58.923828.921
quarrelsome (not warm)58.784636.420
giggling (not chortling)58.740531.621
complimentary (not insulting)58.685132.619
🏌 (not 🤺)58.624823.317
altruistic (not selfish)58.594534.420
salacious (not wholesome)58.563131.321
prestigious (not disreputable)58.4105236.416
indiscreet (not tactful)58.440130.316
realistic (not fantastical)58.192636.219
OCD (not ADHD)58.1102632.729
rugged (not refined)58.068827.922
impatient (not patient)57.8102333.419
oxymoron (not tautology)57.873225.318
astonishing (not methodical)57.454026.822
resigned (not resistant)57.414330.325
🐐 (not 🦒)57.4106235.823
technophile (not luddite)57.166326.223
atheist (not theist)57.1101129.415
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.1121332.121
🙃 (not 🥰)57.169735.518
Swedish (not Italian)57.166330.021
gracious (not feisty)57.039428.718
washed (not muddy)56.9107829.919
lustful (not chaste)56.891335.618
unorthodox (not traditional)56.794433.024
monastic (not hedonist)56.652036.716
unfixable (not fixable)56.552433.129
tiresome (not interesting)56.429734.314
attentive (not interrupting)56.486031.822
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)56.286931.220
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)56.286727.916
persistent (not quitter)56.1184232.215
repulsive (not attractive)55.936231.534
dispassionate (not romantic)55.842734.417
skeptical (not spiritual)55.7130533.325
cryptic (not straightforward)55.636033.421
creepy (not disarming)55.641032.512
lover (not fighter)55.683029.615
smooth (not rough)55.384531.525
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.2102332.622
scrub (not legit)55.231130.417
devout (not heathen)55.193729.922
analysis (not common sense)55.197131.921
🤡 (not 👽)55.066137.725
cynical (not gullible)54.9116635.016
grateful (not entitled)54.887228.620
tardy (not on-time)54.856430.820
conservative (not liberal)54.656427.812
accommodating (not stubborn)54.538741.919
gendered (not androgynous)54.4172236.728
nurturing (not poisonous)54.0114732.525
tasteful (not lewd)53.9126328.814
driven (not unambitious)53.7177138.624
ignorant (not knowledgeable)53.644327.419
pure (not debased)53.599628.118
demure (not vain)53.486337.117
libertarian (not socialist)53.2102737.126
slacker (not workaholic)53.240925.319
gamer (not non-gamer)53.264237.516
devoted (not unfaithful)53.2163432.116
explorer (not builder)53.197024.221
neat (not messy)52.7118631.920
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)52.790240.712
experimental (not reliable)52.782133.717
chaotic (not orderly)52.688532.220
air (not earth)52.652131.417
trusting (not suspicious)52.581336.815
extraordinary (not mundane)52.3138734.620
normie (not freak)52.383135.518
demonic (not angelic)52.279230.117
musical (not off-key)52.278131.912
good-cook (not bad-cook)52.289336.617
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.9101237.317
bitter (not sweet)51.992730.330
hypocritical (not equitable)51.984134.024
freelance (not corporate)51.9113537.320
ranged (not melee)51.8118528.313
circular (not linear)51.787834.217
Pepsi (not Coke)51.777640.815
yes-man (not contrarian)51.765437.215
transient (not permanent)51.477934.919
communal (not individualist)51.470240.821
leisurely (not hurried)51.373334.522
🐷 (not 🐮)51.362041.016
cringeworthy (not inspiring)51.276231.717
arcane (not mainstream)51.1116733.312
penny-pincher (not overspender)51.1110525.116
cautious (not impulsive)50.996336.319
pointed (not random)50.1152333.716
overprepared (not efficient)50.244933.616
sheriff (not outlaw)50.798924.824
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.3108729.816
intimate (not formal)50.3103232.915

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Joel Barish (0.775)
  2. The Narrator (0.749)
  3. Bella Swan (0.735)
  4. Stuart Bloom (0.729)
  5. Tom Hansen (0.713)
  6. Milhouse Van Houten (0.712)
  7. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.678)
  8. Vanya Hargreeves (0.668)
  9. Peter Doppler (0.667)
  10. Eric Forman (0.659)
  1. Samantha Jones (-0.585)
  2. Rhett Butler (-0.559)
  3. Emmett Cullen (-0.553)
  4. Donna Meagle (-0.544)
  5. Ramona Vega (-0.542)
  6. Erica Sinclair (-0.541)
  7. Phil (-0.539)
  8. Rusty Ryan (-0.526)
  9. Mitch Buchannon (-0.525)
  10. Veronica Fisher (-0.512)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Shinji Ikari to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Shinji Ikari is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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