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James Norrington Descriptive Personality Statistics

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James Norrington is a character from Pirates of the Caribbean.

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
serious (not playful)91.74310.61056
side character (not main character)90.13216.876
privileged (not oppressed)89.810817.492
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.66413.61083
manicured (not scruffy)89.615515.5910
preppy (not punk rock)88.85217.8114
conventional (not creative)88.71514.21039
political (not nonpolitical)88.76215.51196
traditional (not unorthodox)88.02017.4294
tense (not relaxed)87.815213.21115
English (not German)87.74421.485
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.48014.31083
practical (not imaginative)86.75817.31104
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.431118.01116
orderly (not chaotic)86.47618.51127
neat (not messy)86.414318.0830
rich (not poor)86.326216.71130
offended (not chill)86.37815.787
refined (not rugged)86.17417.71144
basic (not hipster)85.53619.11082
strict (not lenient)85.312517.61051
judgemental (not accepting)85.316818.8817
patriotic (not unpatriotic)85.19521.4220
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)85.03823.083
eloquent (not unpolished)84.815518.81247
vanilla (not kinky)84.72921.61035
rigid (not flexible)84.59317.71121
formal (not intimate)84.36820.6351
sheriff (not outlaw)84.211721.11120
corporate (not freelance)84.07124.377
close-minded (not open-minded)83.97617.01038
work-first (not family-first)83.819218.61006
🎩 (not 🧢)83.719524.6230
diligent (not lazy)83.671918.81142
monochrome (not multicolored)83.55319.5290
pretentious (not unassuming)83.515123.2214
humorless (not funny)83.45817.51096
arrogant (not humble)83.227519.71063
historical (not modern)83.17020.8781
guarded (not open)83.032615.91080
proper (not scandalous)82.810022.9894
dramatic (not comedic)82.621619.0113
methodical (not astonishing)82.58117.41062
predictable (not quirky)82.41423.572
workaholic (not slacker)82.456020.8312
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)82.37119.91115
French (not Russian)82.15623.786
tame (not wild)82.15517.9894
scientific (not artistic)82.019517.41039
uncreative (not open to new experinces)82.03519.51075
on-time (not tardy)82.038126.5122
serious (not bold)81.84120.11128
driven (not unambitious)81.868321.01111
entitled (not grateful)81.623818.5111
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)81.511425.81022
tight (not loose)81.520025.490
obedient (not rebellious)81.48221.31143
🧐 (not 😎)81.37519.5245
punchable (not loveable)81.214324.482
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.06720.9933
studious (not goof-off)81.044622.3258
antagonist (not protagonist)80.910121.764
biased (not impartial)80.817321.61078
official (not backdoor)80.66024.3926
miserable (not joyful)80.418417.3228
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.311723.61069
mild (not spicy)80.26322.91106
presidential (not folksy)80.217524.589
competitive (not cooperative)80.242322.91092
OCD (not ADHD)80.116925.482
authoritarian (not democratic)80.018624.01043
conservative (not liberal)80.09827.3251
concrete (not abstract)79.710623.0234
sheltered (not street-smart)79.79320.7846
valedictorian (not drop out)79.647525.1213
rational (not whimsical)79.524124.61116
jealous (not compersive)79.416520.61035
works hard (not plays hard)79.339324.51075
literal (not metaphorical)79.37921.61067
politically correct (not edgy)79.27924.81076
scholarly (not crafty)79.010021.6979
classical (not avant-garde)78.910824.8267
morning lark (not night owl)78.87421.9703
😬 (not 😏)78.86222.9226
pointed (not random)78.847826.7105
civilized (not barbaric)78.746325.31152
dorky (not cool)78.415719.8177
devout (not heathen)78.49523.11020
sexist (not feminist)78.215923.4281
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)78.18423.5111
cold (not warm)78.122420.61141
picky (not always down)77.917924.965
suspicious (not trusting)77.833422.21070
repetitive (not varied)77.69020.4479
gendered (not androgynous)77.676226.7477
mundane (not extraordinary)77.55022.41158
🤐 (not 😜)77.519623.2192
opinionated (not neutral)77.581026.5124
precise (not vague)77.433423.2772
💔 (not 💝)77.116525.5307
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.938624.7198
🤡 (not 👽)76.78926.9193
well behaved (not mischievous)76.420226.71079
quarrelsome (not warm)76.336921.81062
skeptical (not spiritual)76.248225.21033
tiresome (not interesting)76.23422.91136
sad (not happy)76.227016.51025
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)76.023030.61108
pensive (not serene)75.923222.195
straightforward (not cryptic)75.927626.61060
🐴 (not 🦄)75.826430.8208
bitter (not sweet)75.730422.41089
🥴 (not 🥳)75.715022.6214
stoic (not expressive)75.617623.11034
monotone (not expressive)75.69926.572
sorrowful (not cheery)75.432617.21037
dry (not moist)75.313228.983
🙃 (not 🥰)75.022926.7333
stubborn (not accommodating)75.068327.7125
triggered (not trolling)74.819027.079
🥶 (not 🥵)74.89927.5117
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)74.715628.7190
weakass (not badass)74.610823.3107
white knight (not bad boy)74.643924.782
🐀 (not 🐘)74.514827.2359
angry (not good-humored)74.420719.81067
vain (not demure)74.132623.21089
realistic (not fantastical)74.135626.282
demanding (not unchallenging)74.178828.1113
mad (not glad)74.036923.6200
🐩 (not 🐒)74.032532.3211
human (not animalistic)73.971525.91135
💩 (not 🌟)73.914828.7234
bossy (not meek)73.872427.01036
intense (not lighthearted)73.862826.9100
vintage (not trendy)73.859826.296
non-gamer (not gamer)73.841131.4102
obsessed (not aloof)73.739226.21054
gloomy (not sunny)73.740820.391
prudish (not flirtatious)73.618625.261
reasoned (not instinctual)73.516026.91093
vengeful (not forgiving)73.344025.31010
intellectual (not physical)73.261323.51041
prestigious (not disreputable)73.245227.5780
theist (not atheist)73.114526.6264
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)73.167730.8243
urban (not rural)73.056930.6347
stingy (not generous)73.025727.5111
bookish (not sporty)72.868124.61096
regular (not zany)72.811727.1206
direct (not roundabout)72.662127.71040
mainstream (not arcane)72.59831.41029
cringeworthy (not inspiring)72.523023.9296
tailor (not blacksmith)72.442325.391
shallow (not deep)72.218026.4282
noob (not pro)72.09225.7191
motivated (not unmotivated)72.0129928.169
stylish (not slovenly)71.959627.41054
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.933926.3212
bored (not interested)71.95528.3109
reserved (not chatty)71.740824.51087
normal (not weird)71.714928.21127
racist (not egalitarian)71.69725.8213
selfish (not altruistic)71.539327.31053
coordinated (not clumsy)71.178826.91078
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.944423.7115
lost (not enlightened)70.831725.388
everyman (not chosen one)70.820829.977
normie (not freak)70.823229.9102
cocky (not timid)70.783128.671
😭 (not 😀)70.723323.6225
cautious (not impulsive)70.538627.61052
sober (not indulgent)70.525429.61032
factual (not poetic)70.543828.382
insulting (not complimentary)70.436226.3273
thin (not thick)70.346323.9744
average (not deviant)70.214727.8730
narcissistic (not low self esteem)70.153330.1102
unlucky (not fortunate)70.036126.91073
linear (not circular)70.014930.580
extravagant (not thrifty)70.043332.194
private (not gregarious)69.761926.7977
impatient (not patient)69.665628.2520
geriatric (not vibrant)69.610424.480
secretive (not open-book)69.568526.0105
uninspiring (not charismatic)69.47227.21224
neurotypical (not autistic)69.278827.0959
princess (not queen)69.221430.972
active (not slothful)69.1116325.61031
🤑 (not 🤠)69.134931.7221
hurried (not leisurely)69.136426.7890
💀 (not 🎃)69.044028.979
lavish (not frugal)68.939828.91066
healthy (not sickly)68.987025.81086
persistent (not quitter)68.9156329.4187
🐿 (not 🦇)68.853129.7200
winter (not summer)68.642929.776
jaded (not innocent)68.678628.872
🐷 (not 🐮)68.417332.3303
traumatized (not flourishing)68.468327.381
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.338925.81052
poisonous (not nurturing)68.239325.8442
tall (not short)68.159623.41130
overachiever (not underachiever)68.1106632.2112
statist (not anarchist)68.136632.9296
businesslike (not chivalrous)68.044630.1107
sensible (not ludicrous)67.862430.41098
🧕 (not 💃)67.815429.1295
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)67.831226.2284
distant (not touchy-feely)67.855527.170
hypocritical (not equitable)67.537829.4304
chortling (not giggling)67.163327.585
consistent (not variable)66.955929.293
smooth (not rough)66.842427.21037
self-destructive (not self-improving)66.852629.387
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.755130.5208
Pepsi (not Coke)66.79733.8100
genocidal (not not genocidal)66.724629.378
empirical (not theoretical)66.626530.91107
assertive (not passive)66.698028.31033
cultured (not rustic)66.664730.569
off-key (not musical)66.542029.175
tasteful (not lewd)66.476830.21005
receiving (not giving)66.341233.669
bold (not shy)66.2133524.71015
🤖 (not 👻)66.235532.6214
analysis (not common sense)66.253929.667
straight (not queer)66.0106633.9494
haunted (not blissful)66.086027.0106
logical (not emotional)65.843729.61121
salacious (not wholesome)65.846128.6176
flower child (not goth)65.777429.074
🤔 (not 🤫)65.247230.9201
depressed (not bright)65.142724.3999
washed (not muddy)65.180532.269
masculine (not feminine)65.091826.21093
libertarian (not socialist)64.831431.5929
shy (not playful)64.819921.2943
irrelevant (not important)64.88128.3335
psychopath (not empath)64.841927.699
ignorant (not knowledgeable)64.624028.092
rock (not rap)64.4132928.570
🤺 (not 🏌)64.2104035.8236
📉 (not 📈)64.215030.3199
decisive (not hesitant)64.1100028.61019
😈 (not 😇)63.958028.8252
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.947730.189
devoted (not unfaithful)63.9141435.068
apathetic (not curious)63.715126.9960
trash (not treasure)63.721329.5272
ferocious (not pacifist)63.585226.21028
captain (not first-mate)63.471134.9876
jealous (not opinionated)63.414630.184
metrosexual (not macho)63.376731.191
🧠 (not 💪)63.1106629.3251
water (not fire)63.143433.1110
centrist (not radical)63.130031.773
reliable (not experimental)62.971832.680
high IQ (not low IQ)62.8140725.01307
money-focused (not love-focused)62.842331.478
careful (not brave)62.731127.61052
interrupting (not attentive)62.757431.894
subdued (not exuberant)62.637528.876
fearmongering (not reassuring)62.448429.768
pop (not indie)62.329231.875
cynical (not gullible)62.391128.869
codependent (not independent)62.239432.1951
reactive (not proactive)62.051931.473
soulless (not soulful)61.930228.1282
foolish (not wise)61.849125.61046
anxious (not calm)61.881128.71064
claustrophobic (not spelunker)61.827530.871
resolute (not wavering)61.7105729.4205
prideful (not envious)61.7122434.4149
monastic (not hedonist)61.631230.1140
puny (not mighty)61.527627.0984
Swedish (not Italian)61.549529.385
awkward (not charming)61.442527.61087
armoured (not vulnerable)61.491129.51015
frenzied (not sleepy)61.4133328.993
chaste (not lustful)61.250129.61009
cruel (not kind)61.235324.81066
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.257927.71313
clean (not perverted)61.1105231.0108
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.076035.21023
scrub (not legit)61.021931.6290
beta (not alpha)60.849231.71089
sheeple (not conspiracist)60.720132.1756
dunce (not genius)60.630923.41138
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.6105432.31037
whippersnapper (not sage)60.555329.881
suspicious (not awkward)60.4100231.31127
luddite (not technophile)60.457529.9865
hard (not soft)60.384430.11057
overprepared (not efficient)60.316331.175
Roman (not Greek)60.147230.670
slow (not fast)59.825624.91024
two-faced (not one-faced)59.849435.5124
simple (not complicated)59.730930.91033
ranged (not melee)59.664530.170
insider (not outsider)59.549333.9738
worldly (not innocent)59.3117028.21007
🥾 (not 👟)59.367136.8198
hard (not soft)59.286831.8316
often crying (not never cries)58.962029.966
mature (not juvenile)58.891729.5310
🐐 (not 🦒)58.797933.6309
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)58.6103233.180
paranoid (not naive)58.691832.575
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.553431.91022
hoarder (not unprepared)58.594728.1714
perceptive (not unobservant)58.5149829.677
confidential (not gossiping)58.4116832.6935
earth (not air)58.4101933.2101
young (not old)58.3108723.01154
nerd (not jock)58.397033.21149
industrial (not domestic)58.370632.2228
charming (not trusting)58.179525.71035
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.167434.2463
moody (not stable)58.0111330.11089
introvert (not extrovert)57.960828.51037
villainous (not heroic)57.839028.01117
loyal (not traitorous)57.7146032.71039
demonic (not angelic)57.664325.41033
reclusive (not social)57.667528.6332
cheesy (not chic)57.682232.876
permanent (not transient)57.583530.7435
creepy (not disarming)57.438128.9490
sane (not crazy)57.474430.7206
asexual (not sexual)57.345431.483
tactful (not indiscreet)57.2108430.3183
unemotional (not emotional)57.235331.073
western (not eastern)57.0122237.8310
vegan (not cannibal)56.987330.598
real (not philosophical)56.8112631.3745
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.847329.286
not introspective (not introspective)56.738331.3322
dominant (not submissive)56.6118132.11027
involved (not remote)56.6137229.4993
sarcastic (not genuine)56.675730.01072
unfixable (not fixable)56.651932.191
hypochondriac (not stoic)56.651831.474
utilitarian (not decorative)56.5111032.3260
ironic (not profound)56.475331.496
fighter (not lover)56.483728.7104
repulsive (not attractive)56.135429.51061
modest (not flamboyant)56.094133.81073
oblivious (not alert)56.049230.5189
ambitious (not realistic)56.0105633.8105
go-getter (not slugabed)55.9164030.2155
yes-man (not contrarian)55.948532.171
thinker (not doer)55.846131.6112
honorable (not cunning)55.7104331.21082
hunter (not gatherer)55.795132.992
cat person (not dog person)55.582538.178
frank (not sugarcoated)55.3145032.269
realist (not idealist)55.288932.9296
🤣 (not 😊)55.260431.2194
dispassionate (not romantic)55.244234.5105
master (not apprentice)55.0120731.3507
generalist (not specialist)55.045331.6246
ugly (not beautiful)54.830428.4335
deep (not epic)54.875924.095
transparent (not machiavellian)54.584830.961
purple (not orange)54.382732.0816
low-tech (not high-tech)54.388130.5961
quiet (not loud)54.283928.61051
communal (not individualist)54.060834.3281
exhibitionist (not bashful)54.0117634.7103
enslaved (not emancipated)53.840433.1998
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.695736.0968
existentialist (not nihilist)53.6124531.1214
believable (not poorly-written)53.5182827.986
objective (not subjective)53.477332.9246
deranged (not reasonable)53.473930.9226
🎨 (not 🏀)53.3116033.7115
competent (not incompetent)53.0157230.51045
sturdy (not flimsy)52.8134632.4108
plastic (not wooden)52.740335.6100
debased (not pure)52.685930.5973
mathematical (not literary)52.666832.41039
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)52.690734.196
exaggerating (not factual)52.594533.397
high standards (not desperate)52.4121437.4139
🛌 (not 🧗)52.362533.1323
fresh (not stinky)52.1134935.0338
resistant (not resigned)52.0162631.41054
moderate (not extreme)51.869532.81097
penny-pincher (not overspender)51.8108434.1309
tautology (not oxymoron)51.854130.451
resourceful (not helpless)51.6165929.9300
stuttering (not rhythmic)51.645630.891
twitchy (not still)51.4120832.1129
explorer (not builder)51.3103231.7898
long-winded (not concise)51.389928.855
confident (not insecure)51.1139232.21107
gracious (not feisty)51.056427.81246
child free (not pronatalist)50.3136834.3865
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.3108735.1826
respectful (not rude)50.4122732.21068
pack rat (not minimalist)50.584131.7189

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jack Crawford (0.846)
  2. Anthony Garcia (0.83)
  3. Principal Skinner (0.819)
  4. Walter Stratford (0.796)
  5. Angela Martin (0.796)
  6. Lon Hammond, Jr. (0.793)
  7. Count Alexei Karenin (0.79)
  8. Henry Francis (0.783)
  9. Javert (0.782)
  10. General Hux (0.779)
  1. Pumbaa (-0.656)
  2. Phoebe Buffay (-0.645)
  3. Jason Mendoza (-0.635)
  4. Ed (-0.622)
  5. Aladdin (-0.598)
  6. George Weasley (-0.596)
  7. Stitch (-0.596)
  8. Héctor (-0.591)
  9. Klaus Hargreeves (-0.59)
  10. Kevin Ball (-0.582)

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 James Norrington to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way James Norrington is described identify as.

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


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