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John Michael Dorian Personality Statistics

John Michael Dorian is a character from Scrubs. 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
funny (not humorless)91.73312.539
nerd (not jock)91.5727.732
good-humored (not angry)91.5198.419
imaginative (not practical)91.51113.648
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)89.92813.5109
dramatic (not no-nonsense)89.6409.433
expressive (not stoic)89.54810.026
sensitive (not thick-skinned)89.2910.234
warm (not cold)88.94313.927
head@clouds (not down2earth)88.63719.944
chatty (not reserved)88.39214.430
whimsical (not rational)88.13511.150
soulful (not soulless)88.110016.142
soft (not hard)87.92313.265
zany (not regular)87.94414.956
clumsy (not coordinated)87.62510.931
soft (not hard)87.42610.930
metrosexual (not macho)87.21613.936
kind (not cruel)87.017813.234
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)86.71914.052
😜 (not 🤐)86.76516.549
idealist (not realist)85.33619.467
juvenile (not mature)85.25711.238
emotional (not logical)84.97112.345
social (not reclusive)84.88718.472
romantic (not dispassionate)84.811415.239
open-book (not secretive)84.63316.843
lenient (not strict)84.5439.735
vulnerable (not armoured)84.41913.227
awkward (not suspicious)84.23510.726
heroic (not villainous)84.125011.838
👟 (not 🥾)83.72317.579
exuberant (not subdued)83.78820.932
playful (not serious)83.68120.628
involved (not remote)83.38315.427
persistent (not quitter)83.257616.268
playful (not shy)83.023717.442
🐿 (not 🦇)83.05020.166
folksy (not presidential)82.95412.833
anxious (not calm)82.810214.425
submissive (not dominant)82.74915.374
vibrant (not geriatric)82.714920.125
whippersnapper (not sage)82.42316.835
egalitarian (not racist)82.137919.073
🤡 (not 👽)81.81216.657
privileged (not oppressed)81.825218.636
roundabout (not direct)81.61021.736
complimentary (not insulting)81.59018.231
metaphorical (not literal)81.41219.954
🦄 (not 🐴)81.39223.767
young (not old)81.122915.621
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)81.16122.870
curious (not apathetic)80.913719.634
🧠 (not 💪)80.725420.593
gregarious (not private)80.67615.838
fast-talking (not slow-talking)80.614417.642
creative (not conventional)80.514816.949
beta (not alpha)80.58718.657
first-mate (not captain)80.514115.438
💃 (not 🧕)80.420020.066
optimistic (not pessimistic)80.110920.827
dorky (not cool)80.18621.274
bookish (not sporty)79.730520.642
forgiving (not vengeful)79.712521.227
democratic (not authoritarian)79.65815.624
sweet (not bitter)79.413522.236
nurturing (not poisonous)79.023922.132
important (not irrelevant)79.046920.591
English (not German)79.022121.032
gatherer (not hunter)79.012321.433
pacifist (not ferocious)78.96817.832
loyal (not traitorous)78.953118.828
charismatic (not uninspiring)78.935521.241
human (not animalistic)78.828816.331
treasure (not trash)78.842818.793
lighthearted (not intense)78.84820.440
introspective (not not introspective)78.312424.965
flimsy (not sturdy)78.34116.840
meek (not bossy)78.07015.634
extrovert (not introvert)78.024028.339
warm (not quarrelsome)77.712021.855
goof-off (not studious)77.713722.272
chaotic (not orderly)77.521118.133
cheery (not sorrowful)77.310722.230
sunny (not gloomy)77.116727.236
weird (not normal)77.023421.169
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.634022.740
liberal (not conservative)76.620019.194
mischievous (not well behaved)76.535722.829
giggling (not chortling)76.34426.532
flamboyant (not modest)76.222018.643
spontaneous (not scheduled)76.122421.650
joyful (not miserable)75.912022.663
bold (not serious)75.820217.352
respectful (not rude)75.629320.862
trusting (not suspicious)75.312226.538
flexible (not rigid)75.18318.231
🤔 (not 🤫)75.17723.467
self-conscious (not self-assured)74.86725.439
pure (not debased)74.821723.131
glad (not mad)74.813621.455
unorthodox (not traditional)74.727021.533
intellectual (not physical)74.538620.831
🤠 (not 🤑)74.422622.654
disorganized (not self-disciplined)74.413618.623
open-minded (not close-minded)74.420021.128
vanilla (not kinky)74.216324.932
💝 (not 💔)74.217125.151
modern (not historical)74.220927.630
abstract (not concrete)74.211624.079
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.115427.134
open (not guarded)74.17025.732
puny (not mighty)74.16121.150
intimate (not formal)74.114818.261
instinctual (not reasoned)74.025820.533
existentialist (not nihilist)74.08821.530
multicolored (not monochrome)74.017229.229
happy (not sad)73.911020.445
thin (not thick)73.821221.852
gossiping (not confidential)73.818023.139
poetic (not factual)73.810820.446
angelic (not demonic)73.728620.735
innocent (not worldly)73.59621.149
literary (not mathematical)73.518915.824
unambiguous (not mysterious)73.418723.548
interesting (not tiresome)73.240022.027
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.035825.126
extraordinary (not mundane)72.842522.341
hesitant (not decisive)72.47524.732
bright (not depressed)72.219521.129
indulgent (not sober)71.830421.651
loud (not quiet)71.737825.535
competent (not incompetent)71.767519.354
circular (not linear)71.69524.336
foolish (not wise)71.317918.938
wholesome (not salacious)71.133323.676
👻 (not 🤖)70.718027.478
sheltered (not street-smart)70.718224.229
believable (not poorly-written)70.667718.831
unpolished (not eloquent)70.620116.527
driven (not unambitious)70.586524.535
healthy (not sickly)70.454323.368
🌟 (not 💩)70.459626.661
tailor (not blacksmith)70.340522.332
codependent (not independent)70.318225.836
subjective (not objective)70.27822.927
🤣 (not 😊)70.117128.2103
indiscreet (not tactful)70.19127.066
attractive (not repulsive)69.962420.941
oblivious (not alert)69.715723.063
messy (not neat)69.523321.077
explorer (not builder)69.328126.032
moody (not stable)69.147829.228
go-getter (not slugabed)69.173926.658
avant-garde (not classical)68.917521.032
crazy (not sane)68.932525.172
French (not Russian)68.927420.635
honorable (not cunning)68.538426.180
🐀 (not 🐘)68.518625.957
😀 (not 😭)68.423627.772
frenzied (not sleepy)68.462322.238
domestic (not industrial)68.419822.737
variable (not consistent)68.312526.032
awkward (not charming)68.218622.746
civilized (not barbaric)68.157019.837
communal (not individualist)68.111723.134
unprepared (not hoarder)67.612922.231
apprentice (not master)67.620423.860
passive (not assertive)67.412922.535
urban (not rural)67.455828.272
western (not eastern)67.428730.154
wavering (not resolute)67.16325.184
🐒 (not 🐩)67.126331.252
nonpolitical (not political)66.818225.423
permanent (not transient)66.830229.737
obsessed (not aloof)66.742031.321
😇 (not 😈)66.539427.069
philosophical (not real)66.211331.540
straight (not queer)66.078826.730
decorative (not utilitarian)65.818428.339
😎 (not 🧐)65.640229.459
📈 (not 📉)65.643628.181
mild (not spicy)65.520630.960
active (not slothful)65.185822.232
disarming (not creepy)65.163922.336
bold (not shy)65.091624.325
low self esteem (not narcissistic)64.921527.538
fixable (not unfixable)64.842226.742
loose (not tight)64.821028.543
moist (not dry)64.825127.045
diligent (not lazy)64.698223.721
🛌 (not 🧗)64.420229.570
tall (not short)64.448116.347
jealous (not compersive)64.435721.525
accepting (not judgemental)64.235032.926
high IQ (not low IQ)64.187819.434
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.135331.957
valedictorian (not drop out)63.966325.456
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.867828.197
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)63.825225.634
prestigious (not disreputable)63.756722.823
lewd (not tasteful)63.625423.740
astonishing (not methodical)63.624321.344
unlucky (not fortunate)63.436928.050
altruistic (not selfish)63.349027.281
atheist (not theist)63.347626.334
🐐 (not 🦒)63.246430.240
Greek (not Roman)63.211122.330
lustful (not chaste)63.147620.448
insecure (not confident)63.119829.438
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.036727.756
noob (not pro)62.816827.560
impatient (not patient)62.759429.061
impulsive (not cautious)62.645628.564
generalist (not specialist)62.513529.425
preppy (not punk rock)62.357129.931
biased (not impartial)62.268826.024
slovenly (not stylish)62.125725.723
trusting (not charming)61.927224.124
backdoor (not official)61.448724.331
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.469024.654
🥰 (not 🙃)61.341934.164
knowledgeable (not ignorant)61.375121.242
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.130730.137
feminine (not masculine)61.042220.736
🧢 (not 🎩)60.843839.248
ranged (not melee)60.838327.729
fresh (not stinky)60.572525.783
beautiful (not ugly)60.390223.060
competitive (not cooperative)60.267227.719
fast (not slow)60.275122.116
hedonist (not monastic)60.146725.753
poor (not rich)60.036615.627
ludicrous (not sensible)59.938930.726
🥳 (not 🥴)59.930831.879
deranged (not reasonable)59.837825.980
overspender (not penny-pincher)59.837827.954
pack rat (not minimalist)59.635226.966
lost (not enlightened)59.649823.435
average (not deviant)59.528231.822
scientific (not artistic)59.054227.628
loveable (not punchable)59.064525.230
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.835330.965
resistant (not resigned)58.689125.267
🤺 (not 🏌)58.185132.273
trolling (not triggered)58.026328.946
extreme (not moderate)57.872730.048
lavish (not frugal)57.646025.928
smooth (not rough)57.549828.831
freelance (not corporate)57.462231.132
purple (not orange)57.345327.138
feminist (not sexist)57.377027.064
deep (not shallow)57.269527.7109
chill (not offended)57.236927.543
child free (not pronatalist)56.974128.435
vague (not precise)56.925620.636
😬 (not 😏)56.939531.675
humble (not arrogant)56.743825.931
scandalous (not proper)56.755428.230
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.456034.041
Italian (not Swedish)56.458030.224
leisurely (not hurried)56.340630.142
statist (not anarchist)56.256726.651
stuttering (not rhythmic)56.025424.239
socialist (not libertarian)55.821432.258
experimental (not reliable)55.848029.835
claustrophobic (not spelunker)55.730930.331
musical (not off-key)55.644134.431
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.459226.927
work-first (not family-first)55.458726.472
varied (not repetitive)55.231928.864
scrub (not legit)55.221529.153
theoretical (not empirical)55.027927.459
night owl (not morning lark)55.072829.865
emancipated (not enslaved)54.787022.438
crafty (not scholarly)54.572927.848
self-improving (not self-destructive)54.549826.432
technophile (not luddite)54.450725.627
resourceful (not helpless)54.4105424.340
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)54.455030.399
tame (not wild)54.345531.076
unassuming (not pretentious)54.343330.769
traumatized (not flourishing)54.379423.034
obedient (not rebellious)54.042929.422
workaholic (not slacker)53.696828.048
basic (not hipster)53.578727.639
high-tech (not low-tech)53.556823.436
cryptic (not straightforward)53.426730.346
scruffy (not manicured)53.344530.929
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.239028.456
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.140828.720
efficient (not overprepared)53.096926.933
dunce (not genius)52.934723.189
devout (not heathen)52.968028.646
tense (not relaxed)52.899828.434
plays hard (not works hard)52.838720.730
vegan (not cannibal)52.862527.139
outlaw (not sheriff)52.663127.740
rugged (not refined)52.553328.143
brave (not careful)52.581228.643
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.486724.934
edgy (not politically correct)52.074926.229
insider (not outsider)52.056426.132
🐮 (not 🐷)51.680431.555
gracious (not feisty)51.534428.938
skeptical (not spiritual)51.495327.951
androgynous (not gendered)51.311232.654
mainstream (not arcane)51.151929.030
simple (not complicated)51.039131.932
genuine (not sarcastic)50.169532.146
demure (not vain)50.861126.545
cringeworthy (not inspiring)50.252528.951
unobservant (not perceptive)50.823926.126
neurotypical (not autistic)50.7110629.445
hypocritical (not equitable)50.657629.667

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 John Michael Dorian based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jess Day (0.803)
  2. Fez (0.794)
  3. Fogell (McLovin) (0.78)
  4. Dory (0.78)
  5. Kelly Erin Hannon (0.772)
  1. Red Forman (-0.594)
  2. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.592)
  3. Thomas Matthews (-0.586)
  4. Tywin Lannister (-0.574)
  5. Mike Ehrmantraut (-0.567)

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: ENTP (r = 0.47)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.43)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.37)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.21)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.16)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.11)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.11)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.09)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.06)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.06)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.11)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.15)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.17)
  14. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.17)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.2)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.31)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.31)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.32)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.37)
  20. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.38)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.4)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.47)
  23. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.48)
  24. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.56)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.59)


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