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Ian Gallagher Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Ian Gallagher is a character from Shameless.

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
queer (not straight)97.749.571
unstable (not stable)93.05010.48
egalitarian (not racist)90.310614.449
complicated (not simple)86.911015.362
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)86.910711.47
🦄 (not 🐴)86.76218.570
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)86.622121.450
feminist (not sexist)86.523216.052
moody (not stable)86.114820.553
sexual (not asexual)85.921820.761
progressive (not old-fashioned)84.11119.713
questioning (not believing)83.71517.64
love-focused (not money-focused)83.435218.134
street-smart (not sheltered)83.327421.5100
manic (not mild)83.026221.69
diligent (not lazy)82.876617.857
maverick (not conformist)82.728818.94
communist (not capitalist)82.55311.44
unannoying (not annoying)82.110019.58
oppressed (not privileged)81.95516.674
leader (not follower)81.949011.39
liberal (not conservative)81.516226.979
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.136521.636
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)80.821811.76
worldly (not innocent)80.437019.359
unorthodox (not traditional)80.425320.470
cursed (not blessed)80.326110.14
impulsive (not cautious)80.227223.564
romantic (not dispassionate)80.131118.895
poor (not rich)80.012521.353
people-person (not things-person)80.020112.89
chaotic (not orderly)79.825523.1144
beautiful (not ugly)79.578222.358
dystopian (not utopian)79.014115.68
🌟 (not 💩)78.959224.968
brave (not careful)78.928118.472
soulful (not soulless)78.660616.854
wild (not tame)78.541222.4147
triggered (not trolling)78.49018.553
💃 (not 🧕)78.338224.373
emotional (not unemotional)78.346322.541
nonconformist (not social climber)78.327010.19
badass (not weakass)78.268921.791
active (not slothful)78.172620.3137
🥵 (not 🥶)78.111226.459
modern (not historical)78.020520.770
important (not irrelevant)78.076123.861
militaristic (not hippie)78.045625.911
anxious (not calm)77.926419.051
heartfelt (not clinical)77.938414.610
loveable (not punchable)77.932022.468
tall (not short)77.827516.3129
lustful (not chaste)77.625620.287
treasure (not trash)77.473120.663
emotional (not logical)77.327120.958
guarded (not open)77.259718.882
fire (not water)77.141126.288
flawed (not perfect)77.046220.915
go-getter (not slugabed)76.972016.046
tense (not relaxed)76.961017.6144
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.961422.473
🤺 (not 🏌)76.849125.675
fast (not slow)76.745920.1138
young (not old)76.556121.951
extraordinary (not mundane)76.548821.1136
resists change (not likes change)76.54339.64
interesting (not tiresome)76.446523.6127
driven (not unambitious)76.4100122.583
attractive (not repulsive)76.474827.565
persistent (not quitter)76.3125621.077
traumatized (not flourishing)76.336021.862
spontaneous (not deliberate)76.119625.468
family-first (not work-first)75.835122.380
handy (not can't-fix-anything)75.852718.011
orange (not purple)75.611229.399
believable (not poorly-written)75.664619.562
motivated (not unmotivated)75.4118225.532
overthinker (not underthinker)75.459825.425
crazy (not sane)75.329920.172
scandalous (not proper)75.237223.447
vibrant (not geriatric)75.149123.7132
dramatic (not comedic)75.151621.3100
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.861425.364
zany (not regular)74.734919.855
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)74.436924.370
frenzied (not sleepy)74.457020.666
meaningful (not pointless)74.473318.111
flirtatious (not prudish)74.340320.933
kind (not cruel)74.277220.8160
opinionated (not neutral)74.296924.6100
extreme (not moderate)74.158425.566
rebellious (not obedient)74.160323.761
political (not nonpolitical)73.933428.469
deep (not shallow)73.939921.663
parental (not childlike)73.950620.87
spicy (not mild)73.851626.295
main character (not side character)73.851426.145
kinky (not vanilla)73.732228.269
twitchy (not still)73.638225.592
activist (not nonpartisan)73.547727.96
friendly (not unfriendly)73.474016.910
alert (not oblivious)73.064722.083
insomniac (not slumbering)73.061223.85
fussy (not sloppy)72.866124.45
outsider (not insider)72.724425.691
English (not German)72.781029.8107
loyal (not traitorous)72.7105325.869
accepting (not judgemental)72.629325.280
enchanting (not disturbing)72.651130.25
protagonist (not antagonist)72.478122.932
photographer (not physicist)72.24546.64
jealous (not compersive)72.132721.380
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.148025.979
uptight (not easy)72.060610.23
paranoid (not naive)71.936526.241
unlucky (not fortunate)71.929823.072
confidential (not gossiping)71.775323.575
pro (not noob)71.788126.948
intimate (not formal)71.728024.2133
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.758626.665
reactive (not proactive)71.616826.138
Constant PDA (not Hates PDA)71.322030.610
prideful (not envious)71.263423.2116
ambitious (not realistic)71.148428.5108
perceptive (not unobservant)71.0106923.252
interested (not bored)71.063023.194
sporty (not bookish)70.935226.161
lost (not enlightened)70.632325.582
original (not cliché)70.638829.77
literary (not mathematical)70.640323.356
supportive (not catty)70.663926.77
stubborn (not accommodating)70.587426.893
outgoing (not withdrawn)70.556229.813
resistant (not resigned)70.466824.466
depressed (not bright)70.426822.468
mischievous (not well behaved)70.368223.984
variable (not consistent)70.315229.760
abstract (not concrete)70.223028.255
hipster (not basic)70.119523.257
giving (not receiving)70.160224.341
bold (not shy)70.1120625.758
disarming (not creepy)70.073823.563
overachiever (not underachiever)70.0100027.294
jaded (not innocent)70.072321.633
chosen one (not everyman)69.938821.327
anarchist (not statist)69.834727.558
charmer (not buffoon)69.780126.79
workaholic (not slacker)69.7107524.7146
secretive (not open-book)69.768026.4131
insightful (not generic)69.772222.77
deviant (not average)69.660323.594
competitive (not cooperative)69.573825.965
generous (not stingy)69.462123.991
outlaw (not sheriff)69.455828.350
serial dater (not chronically single)69.226323.69
mighty (not puny)69.279624.289
heroic (not villainous)69.199424.176
introspective (not not introspective)68.958625.0103
artistic (not scientific)68.845725.586
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)68.853222.710
individualist (not communal)68.657127.755
😏 (not 😬)68.646128.5132
spontaneous (not scheduled)68.448331.256
dramatic (not no-nonsense)68.349927.681
punk rock (not preppy)68.343621.257
dominant (not submissive)68.287828.558
devoted (not unfaithful)68.2127824.937
mad (not glad)68.156822.265
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.163722.463
evolutionist (not creationist)68.048634.24
🥰 (not 🙃)67.942129.962
demanding (not unchallenging)67.9107328.6116
expressive (not monotone)67.870829.129
sad (not happy)67.762421.2119
avant-garde (not classical)67.627625.468
open-minded (not close-minded)67.460328.168
flower child (not goth)67.273124.549
sincere (not irreverent)67.186021.67
multicolored (not monochrome)67.042025.848
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.062127.2118
fresh (not stinky)66.991824.860
doer (not thinker)66.969430.190
indulgent (not sober)66.957726.058
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.962228.358
freak (not normie)66.856522.098
radical (not centrist)66.844625.829
charming (not awkward)66.777228.172
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)66.650830.256
feisty (not gracious)66.685528.772
indie (not pop)66.668127.034
atheist (not theist)66.562133.458
🧗 (not 🛌)66.577326.559
quirky (not predictable)66.544629.041
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.349727.358
feeler (not thinker)66.367725.510
high IQ (not low IQ)66.2130023.162
self-destructive (not self-improving)66.253926.765
ferocious (not pacifist)66.176028.194
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.147526.574
👽 (not 🤡)66.044623.354
Swedish (not Italian)65.936627.359
experimental (not reliable)65.944328.762
urban (not rural)65.891130.862
frugal (not lavish)65.753622.762
exuberant (not subdued)65.763924.356
funny (not humorless)65.670028.6155
human (not animalistic)65.6104826.585
intuitive (not analytical)65.653919.35
chivalrous (not businesslike)65.547226.9105
reserved (not chatty)65.359822.148
alpha (not beta)65.388829.3148
freelance (not corporate)65.377230.554
whippersnapper (not sage)65.236820.858
😎 (not 🧐)65.065028.688
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.951531.195
legit (not scrub)64.9108625.859
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.939423.888
creative (not conventional)64.863926.681
resourceful (not helpless)64.7131826.761
haunted (not blissful)64.790927.890
drop out (not valedictorian)64.639527.076
real (not fake)64.6118118.15
hurried (not leisurely)64.555825.983
rugged (not refined)64.453623.679
works hard (not plays hard)64.495328.654
rough (not smooth)64.351825.358
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)64.230128.853
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)64.236526.012
curious (not apathetic)64.195525.366
obsessed (not aloof)64.175726.661
metrosexual (not macho)64.172730.666
🤠 (not 🤑)64.082530.574
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.940428.158
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)63.986131.442
hygienic (not gross)63.9125924.49
expressive (not stoic)63.878432.460
👻 (not 🤖)63.554030.047
efficient (not overprepared)63.488025.454
spirited (not lifeless)63.4123329.47
respectful (not rude)63.384823.958
impatient (not patient)63.386426.958
moist (not dry)63.342527.264
low self esteem (not narcissistic)63.136725.275
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.054828.460
intense (not lighthearted)63.0100627.866
genius (not dunce)62.9102623.361
coarse (not delicate)62.882718.89
specialist (not generalist)62.771525.961
oxymoron (not tautology)62.736924.227
knowledgeable (not ignorant)62.6113825.866
instinctual (not reasoned)62.575230.791
whimsical (not rational)62.450930.364
night owl (not morning lark)62.483433.062
miserable (not joyful)62.381421.958
grateful (not entitled)62.364023.886
warm (not cold)62.277222.980
idealist (not realist)62.256031.264
🐿 (not 🦇)62.277630.851
unstirring (not quivering)62.297525.911
competent (not incompetent)61.9136128.064
exaggerating (not factual)61.967725.989
pensive (not serene)61.9113926.788
cool (not dorky)61.878725.963
studious (not goof-off)61.8109928.170
wavering (not resolute)61.818028.849
non-gamer (not gamer)61.888132.077
wooden (not plastic)61.8104028.789
arcane (not mainstream)61.769828.470
fantastical (not realistic)61.753430.392
sickly (not healthy)61.629227.1123
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.682929.258
reassuring (not fearmongering)61.682728.344
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.572731.574
masculine (not feminine)61.498422.679
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.4100725.865
humble (not arrogant)61.357627.957
coordinated (not clumsy)61.3107427.482
🥾 (not 👟)61.062132.266
emancipated (not enslaved)60.9105331.182
assertive (not passive)60.9117828.2154
deranged (not reasonable)60.953928.787
attentive (not interrupting)60.871228.569
red (not blue)60.862726.16
minds-own-business (not snoops)60.823623.89
😊 (not 🤣)60.793427.456
gloomy (not sunny)60.780224.058
fantasy-prone (not grounded)60.671436.37
serious (not playful)60.596729.470
accurate (not off target)60.5108122.415
astonishing (not methodical)60.446830.879
altruistic (not selfish)60.489025.677
machiavellian (not transparent)60.464625.547
pessimistic (not optimistic)60.366925.576
frank (not sugarcoated)60.3128330.237
off-key (not musical)60.268928.3117
lover (not fighter)60.268126.1106
desperate (not high standards)60.244026.295
child free (not pronatalist)60.197728.986
transient (not permanent)60.039229.255
existentialist (not nihilist)60.087328.289
vegan (not cannibal)60.076628.677
consumer (not creator)60.053227.96
weird (not normal)59.990125.699
ludicrous (not sensible)59.852728.6141
jock (not nerd)59.861724.446
crafty (not scholarly)59.891228.065
presidential (not folksy)59.881326.662
playful (not shy)59.7113926.456
📈 (not 📉)59.7103032.8123
tasteful (not lewd)59.6105529.061
private (not gregarious)59.699930.174
🐘 (not 🐀)59.662428.762
Russian (not French)59.640028.354
lion (not zebra)59.696331.27
😭 (not 😀)59.563227.456
neurotypical (not autistic)59.4127726.740
biased (not impartial)59.4115527.867
democratic (not authoritarian)59.382933.872
junkie (not straight edge)59.340317.16
awkward (not comfortable)59.359237.66
debased (not pure)59.267426.3146
proud (not apologetic)59.2137718.812
🎃 (not 💀)59.161932.552
🦒 (not 🐐)59.021332.0119
queen (not princess)59.0100137.443
good-manners (not bad-manners)59.0108321.110
hunter (not gatherer)58.987530.963
hedonist (not monastic)58.872330.629
thin (not thick)58.794328.3155
earthly (not divine)58.6106126.17
sorrowful (not cheery)58.597023.065
edgy (not politically correct)58.588832.576
summer (not winter)58.577331.933
prankster (not anti-prank)58.563422.48
sensitive (not thick-skinned)58.465427.157
opinionated (not jealous)58.4132627.938
trusting (not suspicious)58.363828.261
honorable (not cunning)58.396633.355
contrarian (not yes-man)58.399927.138
absentminded (not focused)58.337924.716
physical (not intellectual)58.253827.764
pretentious (not unassuming)58.288031.947
nice (not naughty)58.280027.66
goal-oriented (not experince-oriented)58.291428.54
forward (not repressed)58.2100130.19
hopeful (not fearful)58.2103324.05
literal (not metaphorical)58.199631.448
explorer (not builder)58.179329.556
ranged (not melee)58.172828.761
captain (not first-mate)58.083231.8111
outdoorsy (not indoorsy)58.070431.76
heathen (not devout)57.960327.437
vulnerable (not armoured)57.749828.975
writer (not reader)57.768927.96
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)57.761829.511
barbaric (not civilized)57.646025.965
involved (not remote)57.5134128.669
resentful (not euphoric)57.4104220.15
bossy (not meek)57.3123725.893
unmeddlesome (not prying)57.327925.84
bold (not serious)57.288031.484
💪 (not 🧠)57.146830.874
offended (not chill)57.191626.2150
sassy (not chill)57.1124227.715
entrepreneur (not employee)57.1106228.315
😈 (not 😇)57.076927.563
independent (not codependent)56.9111730.880
circular (not linear)56.960030.370
thrifty (not extravagant)56.882030.594
welcoming experience (not cringing away)56.894424.627
rejected (not popular)56.778426.510
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.635028.636
hypochondriac (not stoic)56.651733.545
warm (not quarrelsome)56.573726.053
minimalist (not pack rat)56.584527.146
demure (not vain)56.476223.770
poetic (not factual)56.363127.753
flamboyant (not modest)56.275530.167
unprepared (not hoarder)56.249928.643
utilitarian (not decorative)56.2112427.295
cocky (not timid)56.2132927.133
empath (not psychopath)56.1113028.2105
white knight (not bad boy)56.1103025.641
vengeful (not forgiving)55.984327.858
high-tech (not low-tech)55.982228.584
subjective (not objective)55.971528.846
smug (not sheepish)55.9130816.17
soft (not hard)55.775925.758
sweet (not bitter)55.787928.160
imaginative (not practical)55.758229.781
two-faced (not one-faced)55.757230.795
unpolished (not eloquent)55.661827.5132
manicured (not scruffy)55.6117229.175
😜 (not 🤐)55.679830.767
noble (not jovial)55.6112127.19
soft (not hard)55.575623.179
seemly (not inappropriate)55.5108622.16
tactful (not indiscreet)55.3116429.654
deep (not epic)55.373732.4105
earth (not air)55.3116732.987
unfrivolous (not goofy)55.3104824.512
self-conscious (not self-assured)55.244231.369
clean (not perverted)55.2121728.085
woke (not problematic)55.282526.313
🧢 (not 🎩)55.182933.859
decisive (not hesitant)55.0130130.283
tight (not loose)55.0120629.154
ADHD (not OCD)55.061834.1106
positive (not negative)55.099419.37
wolf (not bear)55.0104435.610
roundabout (not direct)54.938728.964
savory (not sweet)54.8103112.04
complimentary (not insulting)54.798225.251
eastern (not western)54.626633.858
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.6111030.246
not genocidal (not genocidal)54.6137932.534
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.478732.6133
touchy-feely (not distant)54.475128.938
juvenile (not mature)54.379228.072
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)54.398330.486
handshakes (not hugs)54.3113335.814
androgynous (not gendered)54.215733.979
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)54.292435.352
long-winded (not concise)54.274123.426
picky (not always down)54.1104029.328
eager (not reluctant)54.1123027.812
backdoor (not official)54.098226.365
domestic (not industrial)54.078928.170
social (not reclusive)54.099726.763
cynical (not gullible)54.0119024.635
self-disciplined (not disorganized)53.9134633.7139
angry (not good-humored)53.977426.260
real (not philosophical)53.9125830.157
on-time (not tardy)53.9125130.597
rock (not rap)53.8170027.644
dog person (not cat person)53.889835.045
all-seeing (not blind)53.8101526.612
cassanova (not love shy)53.889631.911
straightforward (not cryptic)53.7138530.372
🤫 (not 🤔)53.756134.677
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.654330.051
slovenly (not stylish)53.661627.955
routine (not innovative)53.680222.05
precise (not vague)53.5129929.059
nurturing (not poisonous)53.5116525.771
🎨 (not 🏀)53.5115533.195
engineerial (not lawyerly)53.376235.911
strong identity (not social chameleon)53.3151032.211
🥴 (not 🥳)53.2106730.977
profound (not ironic)53.284328.157
small-vocabulary (not big-vocabulary)53.249828.310
luddite (not technophile)53.191325.029
equitable (not hypocritical)53.199729.0134
often crying (not never cries)53.176426.942
sturdy (not flimsy)53.0134130.662
random (not pointed)53.043132.881
wired (not tired)53.0119429.011
loud (not quiet)52.799530.046
grumpy (not cheery)52.6108915.910
extrovert (not introvert)52.5108530.176
wholesome (not salacious)52.5110828.357
varied (not repetitive)52.463430.858
world traveler (not homebody)52.4103925.410
unfixable (not fixable)52.365229.884
common sense (not analysis)52.272226.240
cheesy (not chic)52.2100027.745
spartan (not glamorous)52.2110535.06
wise (not foolish)52.1112026.070
mechanical (not natural)52.183228.111
spiritual (not skeptical)52.048534.272
empirical (not theoretical)52.0113730.0120
tailor (not blacksmith)52.0121432.366
gluttonous (not moderate)51.876127.39
giggling (not chortling)51.761729.362
angelic (not demonic)51.6114120.464
rigid (not flexible)51.6109328.458
🐷 (not 🐮)51.660429.6110
sarcastic (not genuine)51.590728.674
💝 (not 💔)51.5104132.461
🐒 (not 🐩)51.587134.953
messy (not neat)51.472330.756
dolphin (not kangaroo)51.498731.58
libertarian (not socialist)51.3118836.064
cultured (not rustic)51.3125228.344
Greek (not Roman)51.283829.376
insecure (not confident)51.157127.872
charming (not trusting)51.1106230.198
prestigious (not disreputable)51.1127829.555
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.0106032.273
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.0102532.636
Pepsi (not Coke)51.083434.592
bubbly (not flat)51.093330.04
master (not apprentice)50.8132228.766
vintage (not trendy)50.7146029.292
gentle (not harsh)50.3100123.24
lenient (not strict)50.689224.375
suspicious (not awkward)50.4130526.352
washed (not muddy)50.4128428.635
mellow (not energetic)50.490228.613
stuttering (not rhythmic)50.548429.854

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Wanda Maximoff (0.722)
  2. Fiona Gallagher (0.682)
  3. Daisy 'Skye' Johnson (0.676)
  4. Tris Prior (0.674)
  5. Toni Topaz (0.67)
  6. Thea Queen (0.668)
  7. Vi (0.663)
  8. Tiffany Maxwell (0.658)
  9. Jules Vaughn (0.655)
  10. Sirius Black (0.651)
  1. Mr. William Collins (-0.391)
  2. Peter (-0.358)
  3. Cornelius Fudge (-0.355)
  4. Mark Brendanawicz (-0.338)
  5. Ashley Wilkes (-0.327)
  6. Linda Montag (-0.327)
  7. Sam Healy (-0.297)
  8. Caleb Prior (-0.285)
  9. Kermit (-0.283)
  10. Morty Seinfeld (-0.271)

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

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


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