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Dr. Jennifer Melfi Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Dr. Jennifer Melfi is a character from The Sopranos.

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
civilized (not barbaric)93.0169.433
studious (not goof-off)92.43713.429
motivated (not unmotivated)92.217010.620
human (not animalistic)92.198.624
egalitarian (not racist)91.3728.833
on-time (not tardy)91.1709.541
perceptive (not unobservant)90.014710.825
manicured (not scruffy)89.914410.731
diligent (not lazy)89.632311.526
neat (not messy)89.47611.528
intellectual (not physical)89.210414.721
cultured (not rustic)88.7199.114
rational (not whimsical)88.52622.215
beautiful (not ugly)88.53559.826
workaholic (not slacker)88.024317.325
pointed (not random)87.8969.549
🧠 (not 💪)87.715821.659
valedictorian (not drop out)87.618422.617
works hard (not plays hard)87.3898.122
tasteful (not lewd)87.23316.017
scheduled (not spontaneous)87.111213.937
introspective (not not introspective)86.82315.121
refined (not rugged)86.66617.831
bookish (not sporty)86.425611.425
practical (not imaginative)86.46411.218
high IQ (not low IQ)86.438915.723
nerd (not jock)86.320712.919
reasonable (not deranged)86.36114.624
mature (not juvenile)86.213311.526
methodical (not astonishing)86.13118.024
scholarly (not crafty)86.03218.029
orderly (not chaotic)85.39411.927
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.026518.424
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)84.918919.827
competent (not incompetent)84.840319.418
Italian (not Swedish)84.84514.126
confidential (not gossiping)84.423515.021
🎨 (not 🏀)84.224014.850
genius (not dunce)83.922113.526
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)83.711323.540
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.726525.519
persistent (not quitter)83.682811.116
privileged (not oppressed)83.527017.423
realistic (not fantastical)83.410616.543
driven (not unambitious)83.359717.923
sane (not crazy)83.35017.424
wise (not foolish)83.214917.133
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.144620.128
proper (not scandalous)83.19417.816
compersive (not jealous)82.82912.213
fresh (not stinky)82.628722.819
believable (not poorly-written)82.321516.730
highbrow (not lowbrow)82.37114.618
cautious (not impulsive)82.28513.913
prestigious (not disreputable)82.214916.521
legit (not scrub)82.124818.036
modest (not flamboyant)81.811619.727
atheist (not theist)81.610818.116
businesslike (not chivalrous)81.414323.421
pro (not noob)81.347822.917
serious (not playful)81.131412.416
interested (not bored)81.117119.146
tight (not loose)80.723514.421
reasoned (not instinctual)80.64420.722
🐩 (not 🐒)80.515918.033
vegan (not cannibal)80.511116.619
loyal (not traitorous)80.475219.222
politically correct (not edgy)80.26215.922
empath (not psychopath)80.129426.442
open-minded (not close-minded)80.015918.928
thinker (not doer)80.04819.945
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)79.817419.442
preppy (not punk rock)79.827021.031
specialist (not generalist)79.79822.426
sheriff (not outlaw)79.622322.627
neurotypical (not autistic)79.515823.720
important (not irrelevant)79.468516.929
kind (not cruel)79.356015.728
tactful (not indiscreet)79.114418.823
gatherer (not hunter)78.915316.333
attentive (not interrupting)78.912723.835
moderate (not extreme)78.93321.429
skeptical (not spiritual)78.736722.827
private (not gregarious)78.627420.024
treasure (not trash)78.666821.527
OCD (not ADHD)78.521212.935
heroic (not villainous)78.363714.815
clean (not perverted)78.345220.739
high standards (not desperate)78.228021.141
curious (not apathetic)78.129922.126
resourceful (not helpless)78.175019.029
formal (not intimate)78.117923.922
gendered (not androgynous)78.172824.532
deep (not epic)78.03214.827
washed (not muddy)77.929627.121
fixable (not unfixable)77.97017.815
coordinated (not clumsy)77.755326.211
attractive (not repulsive)77.668717.125
sturdy (not flimsy)77.641519.921
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)77.636822.612
feminist (not sexist)77.557724.427
statist (not anarchist)77.49817.521
patient (not impatient)77.412522.320
respectful (not rude)77.240123.133
angelic (not demonic)77.130715.718
complicated (not simple)77.044719.029
ranged (not melee)77.04520.320
urban (not rural)76.938228.128
presidential (not folksy)76.826319.824
forgiving (not vengeful)76.626921.822
well behaved (not mischievous)76.619622.817
overachiever (not underachiever)76.370823.326
factual (not exaggerating)76.223521.839
🧐 (not 😎)76.016328.246
subdued (not exuberant)76.06420.916
scientific (not artistic)75.935420.622
normie (not freak)75.812423.538
pacifist (not ferocious)75.616223.126
devout (not heathen)75.515721.522
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.551322.119
non-gamer (not gamer)75.535430.637
🤔 (not 🤫)75.39323.345
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.347927.038
disarming (not creepy)75.345118.924
reliable (not experimental)75.329926.920
theoretical (not empirical)75.2722.121
official (not backdoor)75.214522.724
analysis (not common sense)75.126726.223
work-first (not family-first)75.037817.321
🌟 (not 💩)75.078226.839
white knight (not bad boy)75.042520.027
opinionated (not jealous)74.653621.114
permanent (not transient)74.517919.918
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.451828.419
metrosexual (not macho)73.928222.833
wholesome (not salacious)73.940916.319
master (not apprentice)73.766326.129
😇 (not 😈)73.739020.549
🐴 (not 🦄)73.633726.538
picky (not always down)73.627818.026
feminine (not masculine)73.545325.728
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.534322.438
rich (not poor)73.456314.320
slow-talking (not fast-talking)73.410325.227
active (not slothful)73.396221.722
rock (not rap)73.275817.419
independent (not codependent)73.258331.021
utilitarian (not decorative)73.136619.214
contrarian (not yes-man)73.135919.219
tailor (not blacksmith)72.939724.924
nurturing (not poisonous)72.758329.225
pretentious (not unassuming)72.741023.025
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.622321.131
frank (not sugarcoated)72.574224.019
straightforward (not cryptic)72.443925.821
winter (not summer)72.234323.114
resolute (not wavering)72.155827.620
Roman (not Greek)72.18530.316
honorable (not cunning)72.047426.125
minimalist (not pack rat)72.021019.318
sheltered (not street-smart)71.921919.519
earth (not air)71.936125.441
devoted (not unfaithful)71.9115022.230
one-faced (not two-faced)71.766424.933
warm (not quarrelsome)71.631325.726
objective (not subjective)71.59825.925
English (not German)71.489329.725
tame (not wild)71.324321.720
no-nonsense (not dramatic)71.328926.619
altruistic (not selfish)71.251121.138
genuine (not sarcastic)71.242426.234
involved (not remote)71.162629.819
demure (not vain)71.023815.320
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.961627.927
eloquent (not unpolished)70.963833.519
🤖 (not 👻)70.822525.939
healthy (not sickly)70.778628.629
down2earth (not head@clouds)70.543434.324
guarded (not open)70.387423.724
😊 (not 🤣)70.351618.627
reassuring (not fearmongering)70.248821.512
bold (not shy)70.1120726.117
smooth (not rough)70.031324.813
existentialist (not nihilist)70.025925.025
monochrome (not multicolored)70.033426.522
complimentary (not insulting)70.047422.727
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)69.936828.426
straight (not queer)69.891731.016
literary (not mathematical)69.843529.417
regular (not zany)69.817125.426
predictable (not quirky)69.820922.526
dramatic (not comedic)69.776721.745
deep (not shallow)69.658023.328
vintage (not trendy)69.677122.436
generous (not stingy)69.661320.050
intense (not lighthearted)69.579423.829
logical (not emotional)69.335628.023
precise (not vague)69.366426.325
still (not twitchy)69.222331.141
serious (not bold)69.229230.729
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.255122.125
alert (not oblivious)69.278123.529
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.185823.620
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.143226.618
dorky (not cool)68.937020.425
corporate (not freelance)68.934629.424
giving (not receiving)68.865427.719
mighty (not puny)68.781924.032
sensible (not ludicrous)68.758324.522
bossy (not meek)68.690016.619
👽 (not 🤡)68.535921.339
soulful (not soulless)68.4104125.517
normal (not weird)68.424424.724
sober (not indulgent)68.332228.528
secretive (not open-book)68.173324.428
worldly (not innocent)68.187527.728
opinionated (not neutral)68.1124628.237
enlightened (not lost)68.030625.827
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.941627.051
profound (not ironic)67.824427.938
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.745822.730
👟 (not 🥾)67.742329.748
charismatic (not uninspiring)67.6106223.421
assertive (not passive)67.593826.422
modern (not historical)67.554526.420
equitable (not hypocritical)67.448731.119
🎃 (not 💀)67.235423.456
🎩 (not 🧢)67.163625.941
realist (not idealist)67.045031.526
conventional (not creative)66.839230.730
🐿 (not 🦇)66.860825.027
wooden (not plastic)66.577018.321
philosophical (not real)66.317123.619
triggered (not trolling)66.166120.721
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.651727.821
🐮 (not 🐷)65.636223.033
armoured (not vulnerable)65.578731.029
badass (not weakass)65.4111127.241
careful (not brave)65.226128.515
🤐 (not 😜)65.256330.525
average (not deviant)65.124426.734
demanding (not unchallenging)65.1117329.648
pensive (not serene)65.192527.038
sorrowful (not cheery)65.074121.021
introvert (not extrovert)65.040828.823
go-getter (not slugabed)64.8132819.816
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)64.752329.028
stylish (not slovenly)64.585229.328
expressive (not monotone)64.382128.420
democratic (not authoritarian)64.262327.524
consistent (not variable)64.267818.912
efficient (not overprepared)64.183629.315
quiet (not loud)64.056226.727
hoarder (not unprepared)63.969221.330
water (not fire)63.941828.135
centrist (not radical)63.926828.720
humorless (not funny)63.839021.225
sad (not happy)63.879318.527
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.661229.226
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.253632.824
chic (not cheesy)63.250833.217
factual (not poetic)63.168730.725
love-focused (not money-focused)63.1107424.519
obsessed (not aloof)62.982726.322
realistic (not ambitious)62.934933.136
humble (not arrogant)62.854324.726
decisive (not hesitant)62.8104231.020
concrete (not abstract)62.869426.825
prideful (not envious)62.8116726.019
proactive (not reactive)62.826524.915
domestic (not industrial)62.444828.320
liberal (not conservative)62.485227.923
😏 (not 😬)62.470530.945
protagonist (not antagonist)62.4116432.919
tense (not relaxed)62.3126629.822
classical (not avant-garde)62.370932.121
stable (not moody)62.130427.928
insider (not outsider)62.138231.420
confident (not insecure)62.0103924.724
warm (not cold)62.078025.215
frenzied (not sleepy)61.9130418.627
child free (not pronatalist)61.888932.520
concise (not long-winded)61.854029.415
western (not eastern)61.492430.720
reclusive (not social)61.357027.721
trusting (not suspicious)61.155631.820
self-improving (not self-destructive)61.055730.316
cat person (not dog person)61.063731.920
🧕 (not 💃)60.931027.542
obedient (not rebellious)60.749227.023
sage (not whippersnapper)60.751731.725
🥰 (not 🙃)60.570828.627
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)60.556032.331
good-cook (not bad-cook)60.554425.227
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.410928.515
circular (not linear)60.343730.921
sweet (not bitter)60.174123.336
traumatized (not flourishing)60.0102324.834
never cries (not often crying)60.086223.227
political (not nonpolitical)59.979927.135
direct (not roundabout)59.8115229.717
queen (not princess)59.798131.918
stoic (not expressive)59.655027.419
calm (not anxious)59.650132.517
frugal (not lavish)59.580421.022
strict (not lenient)59.483122.316
pure (not debased)59.481827.623
monastic (not hedonist)59.439325.017
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.262928.223
thin (not thick)59.292022.725
trusting (not charming)59.156427.025
old (not young)58.959412.721
metaphorical (not literal)58.934229.029
reserved (not chatty)58.877926.727
romantic (not dispassionate)58.7118723.421
🥴 (not 🥳)58.681121.134
gloomy (not sunny)58.688221.934
thrifty (not extravagant)58.676323.515
haunted (not blissful)58.5115926.035
mainstream (not arcane)58.448727.023
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.225320.920
accepting (not judgemental)58.272532.219
side character (not main character)58.183129.218
tautology (not oxymoron)58.022929.513
emancipated (not enslaved)57.9120532.523
💝 (not 💔)57.980430.431
sexual (not asexual)57.9115127.653
miserable (not joyful)57.798924.916
basic (not hipster)57.596728.727
traditional (not unorthodox)57.566728.615
glad (not mad)57.563828.517
French (not Russian)57.496623.813
bashful (not exhibitionist)57.443026.735
hard (not soft)57.392524.119
rigid (not flexible)57.287229.625
morning lark (not night owl)57.054532.522
kinky (not vanilla)56.879930.024
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.673233.023
cooperative (not competitive)56.459631.617
resigned (not resistant)56.316731.222
high-tech (not low-tech)56.281024.815
innocent (not jaded)56.246832.117
😀 (not 😭)56.175426.935
gracious (not feisty)56.042323.528
technophile (not luddite)55.970524.611
bright (not depressed)55.882533.923
hurried (not leisurely)55.898524.226
🤠 (not 🤑)55.8110026.231
flower child (not goth)55.8111821.912
machiavellian (not transparent)55.779032.317
emotional (not unemotional)55.6132027.019
distant (not touchy-feely)55.696125.332
cynical (not gullible)55.5114627.912
📈 (not 📉)55.0126831.027
Pepsi (not Coke)55.055333.137
prudish (not flirtatious)55.073127.720
🤺 (not 🏌)54.8140029.837
giggling (not chortling)54.850325.529
fast (not slow)54.6135726.227
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.6102236.938
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)54.562727.720
charming (not awkward)54.2118126.825
dry (not moist)54.284832.726
mundane (not extraordinary)54.046027.321
alpha (not beta)54.0115633.530
chosen one (not everyman)53.9100627.514
accommodating (not stubborn)53.840332.226
tall (not short)53.5107123.146
impartial (not biased)53.528829.224
awkward (not suspicious)53.461727.528
🐐 (not 🦒)53.2130028.725
musical (not off-key)53.273624.827
timid (not cocky)53.243024.720
chaste (not lustful)53.075328.921
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.098634.429
patriotic (not unpatriotic)53.0139721.223
🧗 (not 🛌)53.0125832.633
dominant (not submissive)52.8128427.829
socialist (not libertarian)52.856630.924
good-humored (not angry)52.8106725.526
playful (not shy)52.6138827.016
geriatric (not vibrant)52.647824.831
unlucky (not fortunate)52.5101525.619
builder (not explorer)52.586632.533
varied (not repetitive)52.562427.430
claustrophobic (not spelunker)52.558329.424
loveable (not punchable)52.5126731.614
🐘 (not 🐀)52.492131.332
offended (not chill)52.4109927.532
tiresome (not interesting)52.239133.420
individualist (not communal)52.2118027.133
mild (not spicy)51.868930.322
narcissistic (not low self esteem)51.8116226.325
soft (not hard)51.586622.923
lover (not fighter)51.397627.750
paranoid (not naive)51.2128028.713
grateful (not entitled)51.198524.336
indie (not pop)51.1133128.114
first-mate (not captain)50.899531.019
🥶 (not 🥵)50.681425.663
purple (not orange)50.5100936.218

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 Dr. Jennifer Melfi based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dana Scully (0.853)
  2. Rupert Giles (0.849)
  3. Caitlin Snow (0.849)
  4. Camille Saroyan (0.844)
  5. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.844)
  6. Atticus Finch (0.834)
  7. Janet Fraiser (0.83)
  8. Joan Watson (0.826)
  9. Kim Wexler (0.825)
  10. Melinda Warner (0.825)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.644)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.629)
  3. Jeff Portnoy (-0.625)
  4. Frank Gallagher (-0.62)
  5. Tuco (-0.618)
  6. Krusty the Clown (-0.61)
  7. Barney Gumble (-0.605)
  8. Meredith Palmer (-0.602)
  9. Erlich Bachman (-0.593)
  10. The Deep (-0.591)

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 Dr. Jennifer Melfi to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Dr. Jennifer Melfi is described identify as.

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


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