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James Norrington Personality Statistics

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. 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
privileged (not oppressed)92.26116.469
serious (not playful)91.92610.41020
preppy (not punk rock)89.93314.577
manicured (not scruffy)89.812115.2911
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.64513.81081
corporate (not freelance)89.61214.554
traditional (not unorthodox)88.81216.2270
political (not nonpolitical)88.64915.51187
conventional (not creative)88.41614.61030
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)88.02120.367
tense (not relaxed)87.811313.01105
practical (not imaginative)87.23416.51099
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.07214.81083
orderly (not chaotic)86.75118.11106
neat (not messy)86.610717.7835
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.621017.51098
English (not German)86.64920.554
refined (not rugged)86.36317.71133
rich (not poor)86.319416.71099
basic (not hipster)85.62719.11072
offended (not chill)85.57016.964
strict (not lenient)85.19717.81014
judgemental (not accepting)85.112418.7798
tight (not loose)84.99821.658
formal (not intimate)84.95020.0315
French (not Russian)84.92319.262
eloquent (not unpolished)84.812718.81233
vanilla (not kinky)84.62021.71018
rigid (not flexible)84.66717.61096
patriotic (not unpatriotic)84.57921.6195
sheriff (not outlaw)84.18021.31114
close-minded (not open-minded)83.95716.91028
diligent (not lazy)83.948518.31126
work-first (not family-first)83.714218.5993
monochrome (not multicolored)83.64020.1257
humorless (not funny)83.44317.51091
pretentious (not unassuming)83.410823.8185
arrogant (not humble)83.221219.41054
proper (not scandalous)83.27022.1871
guarded (not open)82.821516.11087
historical (not modern)82.75521.0766
methodical (not astonishing)82.66617.11048
workaholic (not slacker)82.638421.3296
🎩 (not 🧢)82.317025.6194
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)82.25320.01117
tame (not wild)82.23317.7868
uncreative (not open to new experinces)82.03419.41068
scientific (not artistic)81.914217.31015
presidential (not folksy)81.810122.063
driven (not unambitious)81.752520.81108
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)81.79225.7998
🧐 (not 😎)81.74120.0213
serious (not bold)81.72620.31115
obedient (not rebellious)81.45321.31137
studious (not goof-off)81.330822.1213
highbrow (not lowbrow)81.08323.01057
biased (not impartial)80.913521.51085
official (not backdoor)80.94924.1918
unambiguous (not mysterious)80.85221.2937
mild (not spicy)80.64022.41093
authoritarian (not democratic)80.513923.81029
concrete (not abstract)80.16923.0197
competitive (not cooperative)80.032123.41082
works hard (not plays hard)79.925923.91082
rational (not whimsical)79.816724.11123
classical (not avant-garde)79.86723.5253
miserable (not joyful)79.713917.2200
sheltered (not street-smart)79.57920.9839
punchable (not loveable)79.411624.763
jealous (not compersive)79.411820.41029
conservative (not liberal)79.37927.8228
literal (not metaphorical)79.16421.61070
morning lark (not night owl)79.04821.5699
politically correct (not edgy)78.94824.91079
scholarly (not crafty)78.86821.8962
civilized (not barbaric)78.830925.11141
devout (not heathen)78.67123.11023
😬 (not 😏)78.45023.3184
tailor (not blacksmith)78.315518.160
gendered (not androgynous)78.055626.3473
suspicious (not trusting)77.824822.01072
cold (not warm)77.816920.41126
sexist (not feminist)77.712023.9266
repetitive (not varied)77.77220.4473
mundane (not extraordinary)77.53422.41141
valedictorian (not drop out)77.538627.1184
precise (not vague)77.423923.2745
triggered (not trolling)77.49126.247
dorky (not cool)76.713120.5155
🐴 (not 🦄)76.513931.2177
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.525524.4179
🤐 (not 😜)76.513223.9167
straightforward (not cryptic)76.318926.11041
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)76.318330.21096
well behaved (not mischievous)76.213526.71055
quarrelsome (not warm)76.127722.01070
tiresome (not interesting)76.03122.91147
sad (not happy)76.017916.41024
🤡 (not 👽)75.96127.0175
💔 (not 💝)75.913126.1267
skeptical (not spiritual)75.835125.31024
🙃 (not 🥰)75.715226.7303
bitter (not sweet)75.522422.51058
dry (not moist)75.510127.354
intense (not lighthearted)75.341526.670
sorrowful (not cheery)75.321017.01025
gloomy (not sunny)75.324419.765
stoic (not expressive)75.212823.31027
🥴 (not 🥳)74.812522.1189
mad (not glad)74.725023.5178
💩 (not 🌟)74.69527.9204
🐩 (not 🐒)74.522231.4185
human (not animalistic)74.346125.61139
angry (not good-humored)74.314919.51052
reasoned (not instinctual)74.210126.61087
vain (not demure)74.226523.21089
obsessed (not aloof)74.124925.91051
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)73.846930.4223
prestigious (not disreputable)73.732326.8759
🐀 (not 🐘)73.611027.7330
bossy (not meek)73.552627.01022
cringeworthy (not inspiring)73.515522.8280
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)73.313329.7174
vengeful (not forgiving)73.230925.3973
intellectual (not physical)73.242623.11036
theist (not atheist)72.811327.0248
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.821426.3199
mainstream (not arcane)72.67031.31033
direct (not roundabout)72.544727.81039
stylish (not slovenly)72.541326.91044
urban (not rural)72.541430.8322
shallow (not deep)72.513626.4263
bookish (not sporty)72.444724.61094
normal (not weird)72.110327.91121
regular (not zany)72.17927.3186
😭 (not 😀)72.015121.8203
reserved (not chatty)71.725924.41095
noob (not pro)71.58326.3171
lost (not enlightened)71.521427.057
factual (not poetic)71.327128.350
linear (not circular)71.29829.856
selfish (not altruistic)71.128427.31036
coordinated (not clumsy)70.954727.01065
average (not deviant)70.810027.4711
sober (not indulgent)70.817329.51044
chortling (not giggling)70.631624.863
cautious (not impulsive)70.525627.41046
racist (not egalitarian)70.57926.1187
thin (not thick)70.030724.1720
insulting (not complimentary)70.027426.4253
🐷 (not 🐮)69.911331.2282
unlucky (not fortunate)69.824426.81071
tall (not short)69.836521.7998
consistent (not variable)69.831127.969
geriatric (not vibrant)69.87223.956
secretive (not open-book)69.745124.366
private (not gregarious)69.538026.6972
active (not slothful)69.574925.41041
🤑 (not 🤠)69.426632.5193
persistent (not quitter)69.3103229.3159
healthy (not sickly)69.358525.61097
hurried (not leisurely)69.324226.5888
uninspiring (not charismatic)69.25827.31215
neurotypical (not autistic)69.159527.1960
impatient (not patient)69.146928.2507
statist (not anarchist)68.923833.3284
lavish (not frugal)68.829328.71060
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)68.518326.4273
traumatized (not flourishing)68.543227.953
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.543430.264
sensible (not ludicrous)68.440830.11108
poisonous (not nurturing)68.126725.7416
smooth (not rough)67.826426.51028
pessimistic (not optimistic)67.829026.31046
🐿 (not 🦇)67.635930.4180
self-destructive (not self-improving)67.536628.664
empirical (not theoretical)67.318730.71106
🧕 (not 💃)67.310729.2275
hypocritical (not equitable)67.127229.5280
assertive (not passive)66.868628.01025
tasteful (not lewd)66.749430.21005
🤖 (not 👻)66.724331.7180
reliable (not experimental)66.639130.061
bold (not shy)66.390224.81001
straight (not queer)66.278833.7476
off-key (not musical)66.129424.848
🤔 (not 🤫)66.031830.7183
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.840531.0202
logical (not emotional)65.629129.61096
metrosexual (not macho)65.645129.759
depressed (not bright)65.426423.91014
salacious (not wholesome)65.134328.5152
shy (not playful)64.812121.2944
masculine (not feminine)64.759626.01068
decisive (not hesitant)64.769228.31023
trash (not treasure)64.614729.8248
irrelevant (not important)64.56328.1328
subdued (not exuberant)64.320528.653
😈 (not 😇)64.238929.0210
captain (not first-mate)64.145734.6876
ferocious (not pacifist)64.057926.01024
libertarian (not socialist)64.026731.8930
apathetic (not curious)63.511126.9950
📉 (not 📈)63.412130.9176
high IQ (not low IQ)63.291025.01290
ignorant (not knowledgeable)62.919628.570
careful (not brave)62.821527.51044
resolute (not wavering)62.170529.2178
🧠 (not 💪)62.170729.2232
🤺 (not 🏌)62.176436.1214
puny (not mighty)61.818327.0988
armoured (not vulnerable)61.861729.2992
codependent (not independent)61.829232.2942
overprepared (not efficient)61.810631.948
soulless (not soulful)61.621227.9262
Roman (not Greek)61.529630.449
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.523127.948
anxious (not calm)61.455228.91050
awkward (not charming)61.329127.41069
foolish (not wise)61.335125.41042
monastic (not hedonist)61.320629.7127
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.251334.91023
sheeple (not conspiracist)61.213532.0735
chaste (not lustful)61.134129.51013
cruel (not kind)61.025524.61066
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.039427.81328
claustrophobic (not spelunker)61.020629.945
luddite (not technophile)60.840029.7850
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.874632.31047
suspicious (not awkward)60.769231.21110
scrub (not legit)60.615531.4277
beta (not alpha)60.533931.71080
whippersnapper (not sage)60.539928.353
dunce (not genius)60.423523.61108
hard (not soft)60.258730.01055
hard (not soft)59.858531.8292
simple (not complicated)59.622730.91024
slow (not fast)59.519324.51027
Swedish (not Italian)59.536230.356
insider (not outsider)59.435234.0728
perceptive (not unobservant)59.495829.653
🐐 (not 🦒)59.065733.6278
worldly (not innocent)58.980328.3981
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.943834.1454
young (not old)58.769222.71154
confidential (not gossiping)58.773932.4916
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.636232.01017
hoarder (not unprepared)58.662327.9709
industrial (not domestic)58.648831.8205
believable (not poorly-written)58.5110625.351
loyal (not traitorous)58.493532.41029
hunter (not gatherer)58.159333.670
introvert (not extrovert)58.037228.51022
nerd (not jock)58.065833.31119
mature (not juvenile)58.061729.4271
charming (not trusting)57.956925.71028
oblivious (not alert)57.832030.1175
frenzied (not sleepy)57.8100029.764
permanent (not transient)57.757830.7429
moody (not stable)57.675730.01088
villainous (not heroic)57.428127.81095
creepy (not disarming)57.425928.7475
utilitarian (not decorative)57.471832.3237
reclusive (not social)57.444228.8299
sane (not crazy)57.347731.0193
tactful (not indiscreet)57.272529.7163
demonic (not angelic)57.143925.01021
real (not philosophical)56.976431.4741
unfixable (not fixable)56.936032.160
vegan (not cannibal)56.854729.464
not introspective (not introspective)56.727231.2305
western (not eastern)56.676937.9292
sarcastic (not genuine)56.552330.01058
dominant (not submissive)56.480732.01007
stuttering (not rhythmic)56.424929.067
involved (not remote)56.391529.5997
ranged (not melee)56.258531.945
modest (not flamboyant)56.061533.71068
honorable (not cunning)55.865931.11072
repulsive (not attractive)55.825829.41049
realist (not idealist)55.758832.7274
communal (not individualist)55.736734.2266
🥾 (not 👟)55.752437.3182
go-getter (not slugabed)55.5107730.3137
master (not apprentice)55.181931.4484
🤣 (not 😊)54.843231.1181
generalist (not specialist)54.733131.9223
enslaved (not emancipated)54.327132.81011
quiet (not loud)54.253628.71044
purple (not orange)54.254931.9803
ugly (not beautiful)54.022728.1307
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.961736.1982
competent (not incompetent)53.4101530.41024
deranged (not reasonable)53.449630.9196
low-tech (not high-tech)53.263830.3949
objective (not subjective)53.252232.6223
mathematical (not literary)53.045532.31044
existentialist (not nihilist)52.782631.6196
debased (not pure)52.658930.5954
resourceful (not helpless)52.6108530.2264
dispassionate (not romantic)52.634533.468
resistant (not resigned)52.2107631.31065
🛌 (not 🧗)52.244933.2305
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.259232.265
fresh (not stinky)52.089134.5313
moderate (not extreme)51.744532.71088
confident (not insecure)51.594332.01101
penny-pincher (not overspender)51.573634.4290
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.159535.0836
sturdy (not flimsy)51.191930.367
respectful (not rude)50.978332.21040
gracious (not feisty)50.935727.81241
child free (not pronatalist)50.291034.3864
builder (not explorer)50.266431.7886
pack rat (not minimalist)50.757231.9166

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 (0.859)
  2. Anthony Garcia (0.851)
  3. Principal Skinner (0.82)
  4. Walter Stratford (0.808)
  5. Henry Francis (0.808)
  1. Phoebe Buffay (-0.686)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.686)
  3. Jason Mendoza (-0.657)
  4. Ed (-0.656)
  5. Stitch (-0.641)

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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