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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
egalitarian (not racist)90.310514.449
complicated (not simple)86.911115.362
🦄 (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)85.921720.761
street-smart (not sheltered)83.327521.5100
love-focused (not money-focused)83.036218.333
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.930219.135
diligent (not lazy)82.876617.857
oppressed (not privileged)81.95516.674
liberal (not conservative)81.516226.979
worldly (not innocent)80.437019.359
unorthodox (not traditional)80.425420.470
impulsive (not cautious)80.227023.564
romantic (not dispassionate)80.131118.895
poor (not rich)80.012521.353
chaotic (not orderly)79.825523.1144
beautiful (not ugly)79.578322.358
🌟 (not 💩)78.959224.968
brave (not careful)78.928018.472
soulful (not soulless)78.660616.854
wild (not tame)78.541322.4147
triggered (not trolling)78.48918.553
💃 (not 🧕)78.338224.373
emotional (not unemotional)78.346422.541
badass (not weakass)78.268821.791
active (not slothful)78.172620.3137
🥵 (not 🥶)78.111226.459
modern (not historical)78.020520.770
important (not irrelevant)78.076123.861
anxious (not calm)77.926419.051
loveable (not punchable)77.932022.468
tall (not short)77.827516.3129
lustful (not chaste)77.625620.287
treasure (not trash)77.473220.663
emotional (not logical)77.327120.958
guarded (not open)77.259718.882
fire (not water)77.141126.288
go-getter (not slugabed)76.972016.046
tense (not relaxed)76.961017.6144
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.961422.473
🤺 (not 🏌)76.849025.675
fast (not slow)76.745920.1138
young (not old)76.556121.951
extraordinary (not mundane)76.548921.1136
interesting (not tiresome)76.446423.6127
driven (not unambitious)76.4100122.583
attractive (not repulsive)76.474727.565
persistent (not quitter)76.3125621.077
traumatized (not flourishing)76.335921.862
spontaneous (not deliberate)76.119825.468
family-first (not work-first)75.835122.380
orange (not purple)75.611229.399
believable (not poorly-written)75.664519.562
motivated (not unmotivated)75.4118125.532
crazy (not sane)75.329920.172
scandalous (not proper)75.237223.447
vibrant (not geriatric)75.149223.7132
dramatic (not comedic)75.151621.3100
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.861425.364
zany (not regular)74.734819.855
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)74.536624.271
frenzied (not sleepy)74.457020.666
kind (not cruel)74.277320.8160
opinionated (not neutral)74.296924.6100
extreme (not moderate)74.158425.566
rebellious (not obedient)74.160723.761
political (not nonpolitical)73.933428.469
deep (not shallow)73.940121.663
spicy (not mild)73.851726.295
main character (not side character)73.851426.145
flirtatious (not prudish)73.741620.932
kinky (not vanilla)73.732328.269
twitchy (not still)73.638225.592
alert (not oblivious)73.064622.083
outsider (not insider)72.724425.691
English (not German)72.781329.8107
loyal (not traitorous)72.7105225.869
accepting (not judgemental)72.629425.280
protagonist (not antagonist)72.478122.932
jealous (not compersive)72.132721.380
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.147925.979
paranoid (not naive)72.136426.540
unlucky (not fortunate)71.929823.072
confidential (not gossiping)71.775223.575
pro (not noob)71.788126.948
intimate (not formal)71.728024.2133
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.758426.665
prideful (not envious)71.263523.2116
giving (not receiving)71.255722.237
ambitious (not realistic)71.148628.5108
perceptive (not unobservant)71.0106823.252
interested (not bored)71.062923.194
reactive (not proactive)70.918426.037
sporty (not bookish)70.935226.161
lost (not enlightened)70.632425.582
literary (not mathematical)70.640223.356
stubborn (not accommodating)70.587326.893
resistant (not resigned)70.466924.466
depressed (not bright)70.426822.468
mischievous (not well behaved)70.368323.984
variable (not consistent)70.315229.760
abstract (not concrete)70.223028.255
hipster (not basic)70.119623.257
bold (not shy)70.1120725.758
disarming (not creepy)70.073923.563
overachiever (not underachiever)70.0100127.294
jaded (not innocent)70.072521.633
chosen one (not everyman)69.938721.327
anarchist (not statist)69.834727.558
secretive (not open-book)69.768026.4131
workaholic (not slacker)69.6108224.6147
deviant (not average)69.660323.594
competitive (not cooperative)69.573825.965
generous (not stingy)69.462123.991
outlaw (not sheriff)69.455828.350
mighty (not puny)69.279624.289
heroic (not villainous)69.199424.176
introspective (not not introspective)68.958325.0103
artistic (not scientific)68.845825.586
individualist (not communal)68.657127.755
😏 (not 😬)68.646128.5132
spontaneous (not scheduled)68.448231.256
dramatic (not no-nonsense)68.349927.681
punk rock (not preppy)68.343521.257
dominant (not submissive)68.287928.558
devoted (not unfaithful)68.2127824.937
mad (not glad)68.156822.265
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.163622.463
🥰 (not 🙃)67.942229.962
demanding (not unchallenging)67.9107228.6116
expressive (not monotone)67.870829.129
sad (not happy)67.762421.2119
avant-garde (not classical)67.627725.468
open-minded (not close-minded)67.460628.168
flower child (not goth)67.273224.549
multicolored (not monochrome)67.042025.848
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.062027.2118
fresh (not stinky)66.991824.860
doer (not thinker)66.969430.190
indulgent (not sober)66.958026.058
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.962228.358
freak (not normie)66.856522.098
radical (not centrist)66.844625.829
charming (not awkward)66.777328.172
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)66.650730.256
feisty (not gracious)66.685528.772
indie (not pop)66.668227.034
atheist (not theist)66.562133.458
🧗 (not 🛌)66.577426.559
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.349527.358
high IQ (not low IQ)66.2129923.162
self-destructive (not self-improving)66.254026.765
ferocious (not pacifist)66.175928.194
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.147626.574
👽 (not 🤡)66.044723.354
Swedish (not Italian)65.936827.359
experimental (not reliable)65.944228.762
quirky (not predictable)65.946329.638
urban (not rural)65.891130.862
frugal (not lavish)65.753722.762
exuberant (not subdued)65.764124.356
funny (not humorless)65.670028.6155
human (not animalistic)65.6104826.585
chivalrous (not businesslike)65.547126.9105
reserved (not chatty)65.359922.148
alpha (not beta)65.388829.3148
freelance (not corporate)65.377430.554
whippersnapper (not sage)65.237020.858
😎 (not 🧐)65.064928.688
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.951631.195
legit (not scrub)64.9108725.859
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.939323.888
creative (not conventional)64.863926.681
resourceful (not helpless)64.7131626.761
haunted (not blissful)64.790827.890
drop out (not valedictorian)64.639627.076
hurried (not leisurely)64.555825.983
rugged (not refined)64.453623.679
works hard (not plays hard)64.495128.654
rough (not smooth)64.351825.358
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)64.230028.853
curious (not apathetic)64.195725.366
obsessed (not aloof)64.175826.661
metrosexual (not macho)64.172730.666
🤠 (not 🤑)64.082430.574
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.940428.158
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)63.985831.442
expressive (not stoic)63.878532.460
👻 (not 🤖)63.554030.047
efficient (not overprepared)63.487825.454
respectful (not rude)63.385023.958
impatient (not patient)63.386326.958
moist (not dry)63.342627.264
low self esteem (not narcissistic)63.136625.275
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.054428.460
intense (not lighthearted)63.0100727.866
genius (not dunce)62.9102623.361
specialist (not generalist)62.771625.961
oxymoron (not tautology)62.736624.227
instinctual (not reasoned)62.575230.791
whimsical (not rational)62.451130.364
night owl (not morning lark)62.483633.062
miserable (not joyful)62.381521.958
grateful (not entitled)62.363923.886
warm (not cold)62.277222.980
idealist (not realist)62.255831.264
🐿 (not 🦇)62.277630.851
competent (not incompetent)61.9136028.064
knowledgeable (not ignorant)61.9116126.167
exaggerating (not factual)61.967825.989
pensive (not serene)61.9114026.788
cool (not dorky)61.878825.963
studious (not goof-off)61.8110028.170
wavering (not resolute)61.817828.849
non-gamer (not gamer)61.888032.077
wooden (not plastic)61.8103928.789
arcane (not mainstream)61.770228.470
fantastical (not realistic)61.753430.392
sickly (not healthy)61.629227.1123
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.682729.258
reassuring (not fearmongering)61.682728.344
machiavellian (not transparent)61.660524.646
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.572431.574
masculine (not feminine)61.498422.679
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.4100825.865
humble (not arrogant)61.357627.957
coordinated (not clumsy)61.3107427.482
🥾 (not 👟)61.062332.266
emancipated (not enslaved)60.9105431.182
assertive (not passive)60.9117928.2154
deranged (not reasonable)60.953928.787
attentive (not interrupting)60.871028.569
😊 (not 🤣)60.793327.456
gloomy (not sunny)60.780124.058
serious (not playful)60.596829.470
astonishing (not methodical)60.446830.879
altruistic (not selfish)60.489025.677
pessimistic (not optimistic)60.366825.576
frank (not sugarcoated)60.3128330.237
off-key (not musical)60.269028.3117
lover (not fighter)60.268026.1106
desperate (not high standards)60.243926.295
child free (not pronatalist)60.197728.986
transient (not permanent)60.039229.255
existentialist (not nihilist)60.087428.289
vegan (not cannibal)60.076828.677
weird (not normal)59.990225.699
ludicrous (not sensible)59.852628.6141
jock (not nerd)59.861624.446
biased (not impartial)59.8113627.965
crafty (not scholarly)59.891128.065
presidential (not folksy)59.881426.662
playful (not shy)59.7113926.456
📈 (not 📉)59.7102932.8123
tasteful (not lewd)59.6105329.061
private (not gregarious)59.6100030.174
🐘 (not 🐀)59.662728.762
Russian (not French)59.640128.354
😭 (not 😀)59.563227.456
neurotypical (not autistic)59.4127626.740
democratic (not authoritarian)59.382833.872
debased (not pure)59.267326.3146
🎃 (not 💀)59.161932.552
🦒 (not 🐐)59.021132.0119
queen (not princess)59.0100537.443
hunter (not gatherer)58.987730.963
hedonist (not monastic)58.871930.629
thin (not thick)58.794228.3155
sorrowful (not cheery)58.596723.065
edgy (not politically correct)58.588832.576
summer (not winter)58.577331.933
sensitive (not thick-skinned)58.465327.157
opinionated (not jealous)58.4132227.938
trusting (not suspicious)58.363928.261
honorable (not cunning)58.396733.355
physical (not intellectual)58.253827.764
pretentious (not unassuming)58.288031.947
literal (not metaphorical)58.199831.448
explorer (not builder)58.179329.556
ranged (not melee)58.172828.761
captain (not first-mate)58.083231.8111
heathen (not devout)57.960427.437
vulnerable (not armoured)57.749828.975
barbaric (not civilized)57.646025.965
involved (not remote)57.5134028.669
contrarian (not yes-man)57.5103326.937
bossy (not meek)57.3123825.893
bold (not serious)57.288031.484
💪 (not 🧠)57.146830.874
offended (not chill)57.191626.2150
😈 (not 😇)57.077027.563
independent (not codependent)56.9111830.880
circular (not linear)56.960130.370
thrifty (not extravagant)56.882230.594
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.635328.636
hypochondriac (not stoic)56.651833.545
warm (not quarrelsome)56.573926.053
minimalist (not pack rat)56.584427.146
demure (not vain)56.476123.770
poetic (not factual)56.363127.753
flamboyant (not modest)56.275530.167
unprepared (not hoarder)56.249828.643
cocky (not timid)56.2132427.133
empath (not psychopath)56.1113028.2105
vengeful (not forgiving)55.984327.858
high-tech (not low-tech)55.982428.584
subjective (not objective)55.971328.846
unpolished (not eloquent)55.861427.5133
utilitarian (not decorative)55.8113827.496
soft (not hard)55.775925.758
sweet (not bitter)55.787828.160
imaginative (not practical)55.758229.781
two-faced (not one-faced)55.757130.795
manicured (not scruffy)55.6117329.175
😜 (not 🤐)55.679830.767
soft (not hard)55.575623.179
white knight (not bad boy)55.5105425.136
tactful (not indiscreet)55.3116529.654
deep (not epic)55.373532.4105
earth (not air)55.3116532.987
self-conscious (not self-assured)55.244231.369
clean (not perverted)55.2121728.085
🧢 (not 🎩)55.182933.859
decisive (not hesitant)55.0130130.283
tight (not loose)55.0120629.154
ADHD (not OCD)55.061634.1106
roundabout (not direct)54.938928.964
touchy-feely (not distant)54.973929.237
complimentary (not insulting)54.798225.251
eastern (not western)54.626633.858
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.6111230.246
not genocidal (not genocidal)54.6137532.534
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.478832.6133
juvenile (not mature)54.379128.072
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)54.398430.486
androgynous (not gendered)54.215733.979
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)54.292435.352
picky (not always down)54.1103829.328
backdoor (not official)54.098626.365
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)53.9125430.157
on-time (not tardy)53.9125130.597
long-winded (not concise)53.975523.825
rock (not rap)53.8169927.644
dog person (not cat person)53.889835.045
straightforward (not cryptic)53.7138530.372
🤫 (not 🤔)53.756134.677
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.654430.051
slovenly (not stylish)53.661627.955
profound (not ironic)53.683128.256
precise (not vague)53.5130029.059
nurturing (not poisonous)53.5116525.771
🎨 (not 🏀)53.5115533.195
🥴 (not 🥳)53.2106830.977
luddite (not technophile)53.191125.029
equitable (not hypocritical)53.199929.0134
often crying (not never cries)53.176426.942
sturdy (not flimsy)53.0134030.662
random (not pointed)53.043132.881
loud (not quiet)52.799530.046
extrovert (not introvert)52.5108430.176
wholesome (not salacious)52.5110628.357
varied (not repetitive)52.463130.858
unfixable (not fixable)52.365229.884
common sense (not analysis)52.272226.240
cheesy (not chic)52.299927.745
wise (not foolish)52.1112026.070
spiritual (not skeptical)52.048334.272
empirical (not theoretical)52.0113830.0120
tailor (not blacksmith)52.0121332.366
giggling (not chortling)51.761929.362
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.6102432.574
angelic (not demonic)51.6114120.464
rigid (not flexible)51.6109328.458
🐷 (not 🐮)51.660429.6110
sarcastic (not genuine)51.590728.674
💝 (not 💔)51.5104032.461
🐒 (not 🐩)51.587134.953
messy (not neat)51.472230.756
muddy (not washed)51.468428.634
libertarian (not socialist)51.3118436.064
cultured (not rustic)51.3125528.344
Greek (not Roman)51.283529.376
insecure (not confident)51.157127.872
charming (not trusting)51.1106230.198
prestigious (not disreputable)51.1128029.555
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.0102632.636
Pepsi (not Coke)51.083134.592
master (not apprentice)50.8132428.766
vintage (not trendy)50.7146029.292
lenient (not strict)50.689224.375
suspicious (not awkward)50.4130726.352
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 (0.762)
  2. Daisy 'Skye' Johnson (0.752)
  3. Fiona Gallagher (0.717)
  4. Tiffany Maxwell (0.709)
  5. Jules Vaughn (0.708)
  6. Tris Prior (0.707)
  7. Thea Queen (0.703)
  8. Sirius Black (0.694)
  9. Frenchie (0.689)
  10. Donna Sheridan (0.688)
  1. Mark Brendanawicz (-0.417)
  2. Mr. William Collins (-0.411)
  3. Peter (-0.385)
  4. Cornelius Fudge (-0.381)
  5. Ashley Wilkes (-0.377)
  6. Linda Montag (-0.337)
  7. Sam Healy (-0.328)
  8. Frank Vernon (-0.31)
  9. Caleb Prior (-0.307)
  10. Kermit (-0.307)

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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