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Daniel Jackson Personality Statistics

Daniel Jackson is a character from Stargate SG-1. 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
valedictorian (not drop out)97.256.011
high IQ (not low IQ)95.23310.7168
🧠 (not 💪)94.71010.814
studious (not goof-off)94.4118.711
egalitarian (not racist)94.169.411
bookish (not sporty)93.5218.5145
curious (not apathetic)93.2312.0132
genius (not dunce)93.11211.8148
nerd (not jock)92.34310.3148
intellectual (not physical)92.1319.4168
civilized (not barbaric)91.52513.0139
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)91.3148.913
deep (not shallow)91.0613.513
workaholic (not slacker)90.97112.668
kind (not cruel)90.64410.1143
heroic (not villainous)90.26512.6140
diligent (not lazy)90.115714.0138
competent (not incompetent)89.511614.7133
open-minded (not close-minded)89.51213.7185
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.44316.4149
democratic (not authoritarian)89.0113.6135
persistent (not quitter)89.020624.118
scholarly (not crafty)88.9816.0188
important (not irrelevant)88.99611.916
human (not animalistic)88.53314.1138
treasure (not trash)88.56813.315
loyal (not traitorous)88.218015.1164
driven (not unambitious)86.623716.1158
works hard (not plays hard)86.36515.0148
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)86.33225.29
😇 (not 😈)85.34313.812
scientific (not artistic)84.98119.9136
feminist (not sexist)84.912216.919
altruistic (not selfish)84.85815.6123
soulful (not soulless)84.314311.071
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)84.21913.48
tasteful (not lewd)83.75515.5130
go-getter (not slugabed)83.516411.612
🌟 (not 💩)83.413319.614
specialist (not generalist)83.32021.558
pacifist (not ferocious)82.82217.6150
pure (not debased)82.84816.0134
explorer (not builder)82.23821.4214
resolute (not wavering)82.08324.615
reasonable (not deranged)81.99020.814
arcane (not mainstream)81.85919.9140
attractive (not repulsive)81.622015.4130
nurturing (not poisonous)81.512216.877
legit (not scrub)81.514721.015
extraordinary (not mundane)81.214621.6129
historical (not modern)81.15620.8160
first-mate (not captain)81.110619.5167
honorable (not cunning)80.99021.4124
respectful (not rude)80.514420.3134
beautiful (not ugly)80.531715.970
equitable (not hypocritical)80.55417.762
precise (not vague)80.014023.5146
existentialist (not nihilist)79.8818.158
active (not slothful)79.430719.3141
liberal (not conservative)79.410321.812
wise (not foolish)79.213222.1141
introspective (not not introspective)79.27529.424
angelic (not demonic)79.111717.3133
🧐 (not 😎)79.05831.513
👽 (not 🤡)79.03920.616
cooperative (not competitive)78.86323.0149
confidential (not gossiping)78.823121.2157
fresh (not stinky)78.818125.614
obsessed (not aloof)78.712022.6115
pro (not noob)78.429723.326
resourceful (not helpless)78.438624.572
disarming (not creepy)78.113518.773
eloquent (not unpolished)77.522323.4153
forgiving (not vengeful)77.412020.8150
highbrow (not lowbrow)77.311324.5131
modest (not flamboyant)76.914522.3137
interesting (not tiresome)76.619922.7144
quiet (not loud)76.512020.7149
emancipated (not enslaved)76.516220.1129
philosophical (not real)76.52425.2166
📈 (not 📉)76.57334.810
reasoned (not instinctual)76.36125.6139
prestigious (not disreputable)76.219124.1184
accepting (not judgemental)75.710323.8144
rational (not whimsical)75.719223.9119
master (not apprentice)75.531722.375
methodical (not astonishing)75.315826.2118
idealist (not realist)75.39726.472
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.98822.911
vulnerable (not armoured)74.87618.4141
complicated (not simple)74.725524.1121
soft (not hard)74.611717.5144
awkward (not suspicious)74.58820.6147
frugal (not lavish)74.314619.4109
gendered (not androgynous)74.352421.869
introvert (not extrovert)73.99720.0128
weird (not normal)73.822319.8160
proper (not scandalous)73.818323.3155
🤖 (not 👻)73.78224.29
involved (not remote)73.624227.2135
warm (not cold)73.521622.4134
sensible (not ludicrous)73.423923.5148
demure (not vain)73.49221.0136
good-humored (not angry)73.222121.3117
sensitive (not thick-skinned)73.111021.2139
mild (not spicy)71.810123.1134
beta (not alpha)71.815622.4144
sober (not indulgent)71.613125.4144
compersive (not jealous)71.611123.6113
🧢 (not 🎩)71.619128.710
straight (not queer)71.552427.187
wholesome (not salacious)71.524231.911
technophile (not luddite)71.413930.3132
unorthodox (not traditional)71.424827.678
warm (not quarrelsome)71.215723.3167
complimentary (not insulting)71.120024.361
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.628225.4140
creative (not conventional)70.521529.1155
sheltered (not street-smart)70.513523.0141
soft (not hard)70.517020.081
mature (not juvenile)70.528624.977
smooth (not rough)70.315821.4150
🐿 (not 🦇)70.321028.911
trusting (not suspicious)70.112926.6143
🐮 (not 🐷)70.16730.717
abstract (not concrete)70.012324.48
🤔 (not 🤫)69.913432.510
utilitarian (not decorative)69.829927.063
tame (not wild)69.414625.5163
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.444423.4148
well behaved (not mischievous)69.317426.3144
meek (not bossy)69.211320.8146
😏 (not 😬)69.220625.29
optimistic (not pessimistic)69.220527.3142
resistant (not resigned)69.036526.4136
refined (not rugged)68.932921.0141
🐒 (not 🐩)68.816029.113
thin (not thick)68.725318.9115
tactful (not indiscreet)68.629728.010
genuine (not sarcastic)68.626126.2126
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.442929.3129
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.227926.466
high-tech (not low-tech)68.122031.0138
humble (not arrogant)68.120925.5135
sweet (not bitter)68.023422.5130
tense (not relaxed)67.752822.3160
night owl (not morning lark)67.733027.9107
🧕 (not 💃)67.68528.214
dorky (not cool)67.321029.720
healthy (not sickly)67.247524.2143
classical (not avant-garde)67.126230.864
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)67.027529.6145
😊 (not 🤣)66.931629.215
young (not old)66.941917.5125
trusting (not charming)66.811825.7114
bright (not depressed)66.722826.0147
western (not eastern)66.622326.823
vanilla (not kinky)66.322926.6129
hoarder (not unprepared)66.326521.9168
head@clouds (not down2earth)66.221130.4146
awkward (not charming)65.817124.7162
🤠 (not 🤑)65.832324.08
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.742425.112
expressive (not stoic)65.532427.4125
theoretical (not empirical)65.53731.9114
backdoor (not official)65.432325.3202
work-first (not family-first)65.435729.1174
literary (not mathematical)65.129134.3114
outsider (not insider)65.126626.0137
shy (not playful)65.09622.6125
imaginative (not practical)64.917428.1148
lenient (not strict)64.823625.0127
monastic (not hedonist)64.89335.46
socialist (not libertarian)64.73329.5116
private (not gregarious)64.738526.4127
serious (not bold)64.721428.0126
submissive (not dominant)64.519021.5126
sane (not crazy)64.425627.79
masculine (not feminine)64.444819.9118
joyful (not miserable)64.318518.011
orderly (not chaotic)64.236929.8142
🧗 (not 🛌)64.038228.422
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.743732.2147
patient (not impatient)63.720327.680
tall (not short)63.337419.8125
self-disciplined (not disorganized)63.357230.6156
rebellious (not obedient)63.343226.5167
serious (not playful)63.246725.2138
industrial (not domestic)62.729228.456
politically correct (not edgy)62.622928.6148
🤐 (not 😜)62.633622.711
🥾 (not 👟)62.428332.111
funny (not humorless)62.238622.8149
gracious (not feisty)62.113127.2140
clumsy (not coordinated)61.720125.7154
independent (not codependent)61.447429.5196
regular (not zany)61.418934.014
reclusive (not social)61.329029.416
cautious (not impulsive)61.036531.2137
chaste (not lustful)60.825522.8125
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)60.641529.2153
manicured (not scruffy)60.654426.8187
anxious (not calm)60.342126.1133
statist (not anarchist)60.335725.116
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.121528.4139
skeptical (not spiritual)60.058632.0149
hurried (not leisurely)60.037825.8189
flexible (not rigid)59.823426.6135
moderate (not extreme)59.722429.5141
objective (not subjective)59.521332.281
🦒 (not 🐐)59.59334.713
fast (not slow)59.456326.9131
alert (not oblivious)59.454034.611
urban (not rural)59.355525.415
cryptic (not straightforward)58.815628.1129
metaphorical (not literal)58.417730.7122
self-conscious (not self-assured)58.316729.4120
logical (not emotional)58.232030.2127
shy (not bold)58.110526.1175
open (not guarded)58.115028.0147
atheist (not theist)58.046235.757
impartial (not biased)57.98730.0118
🐀 (not 🐘)57.831727.916
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)57.860529.213
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.758541.87
unassuming (not pretentious)57.724528.46
glad (not mad)57.629822.414
multicolored (not monochrome)57.533630.955
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.714331.1113
orange (not purple)56.236026.6112
repetitive (not varied)55.953827.270
communal (not individualist)55.927530.349
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.743631.1100
pack rat (not minimalist)55.632534.914
🥰 (not 🙃)55.640133.216
dramatic (not no-nonsense)55.444228.579
permanent (not transient)55.049130.277
hesitant (not decisive)54.922926.8111
sheriff (not outlaw)54.843327.8133
worldly (not innocent)54.764629.7127
💝 (not 💔)54.642337.314
autistic (not neurotypical)54.412127.6147
hipster (not basic)54.326329.8136
chatty (not reserved)54.145631.7149
passive (not assertive)53.822626.7140
fortunate (not unlucky)53.740029.0150
political (not nonpolitical)53.750333.8128
devout (not heathen)53.751132.2132
🥳 (not 🥴)53.732930.49
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.447231.3128
deviant (not average)53.156628.5165
stable (not moody)53.028628.9142
neat (not messy)53.061332.7134
child free (not pronatalist)52.963529.596
confident (not insecure)52.766826.4137
roundabout (not direct)52.723729.1138
🏌 (not 🤺)52.719829.212
happy (not sad)52.332321.5136
😀 (not 😭)52.342928.712
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.944538.920
rich (not poor)51.758521.6140
intimate (not formal)51.346329.518
sorrowful (not cheery)51.260225.2150
puny (not mighty)50.127624.5146
careful (not brave)50.435729.3139
stylish (not slovenly)50.464424.8136
🦄 (not 🐴)50.442137.110
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.557231.0158

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Willow Rosenberg (0.836)
  2. Ariadne (0.812)
  3. Felicity Smoak (0.79)
  4. Bruce Banner (0.79)
  5. Andy Dufresne (0.784)
  1. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.639)
  2. Joey Donner (-0.639)
  3. Nelson Muntz (-0.628)
  4. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.59)
  5. Lisa (-0.578)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.64)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.55)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.44)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.42)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.39)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.35)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.34)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.3)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.21)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.19)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.15)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.11)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.06)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.04)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.05)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.11)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.12)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.16)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.17)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.22)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.24)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.31)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.31)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.45)

Notes

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