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Dr. Jennifer Melfi Personality Statistics

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. 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
civilized (not barbaric)93.1129.328
motivated (not unmotivated)92.81109.611
studious (not goof-off)92.43313.429
valedictorian (not drop out)92.06716.515
egalitarian (not racist)91.7518.931
on-time (not tardy)91.7619.638
diligent (not lazy)90.721310.720
human (not animalistic)90.6129.217
workaholic (not slacker)90.21478.922
perceptive (not unobservant)90.013411.024
neat (not messy)89.66211.526
beautiful (not ugly)89.52269.823
manicured (not scruffy)89.115211.027
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.76710.533
bookish (not sporty)88.614710.719
🧠 (not 💪)88.510320.355
intellectual (not physical)88.311515.219
pointed (not random)88.3809.745
works hard (not plays hard)88.1648.017
tasteful (not lewd)88.12616.915
competent (not incompetent)87.822812.914
cultured (not rustic)87.0359.511
methodical (not astonishing)86.82519.619
compersive (not jealous)86.4710.99
practical (not imaginative)86.45211.218
introspective (not not introspective)86.21915.220
refined (not rugged)86.16618.329
rational (not whimsical)86.15624.212
high IQ (not low IQ)86.033916.022
nerd (not jock)85.819513.118
mature (not juvenile)85.710412.221
pro (not noob)85.725213.915
reasonable (not deranged)85.75914.623
scholarly (not crafty)85.63818.826
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.615819.926
Italian (not Swedish)85.04014.425
genius (not dunce)84.716012.623
confidential (not gossiping)84.717715.619
orderly (not chaotic)84.69710.521
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)83.98924.138
sheriff (not outlaw)83.810815.323
🎨 (not 🏀)83.719915.147
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.627518.622
realistic (not fantastical)83.58416.938
driven (not unambitious)83.449518.021
persistent (not quitter)82.772210.712
interested (not bored)82.510516.643
serious (not playful)82.222210.112
gendered (not androgynous)82.239120.722
wise (not foolish)82.113518.128
formal (not intimate)82.18018.520
privileged (not oppressed)82.127918.619
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.118220.28
proper (not scandalous)81.99617.815
legit (not scrub)81.922017.431
believable (not poorly-written)81.919717.227
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.841521.522
atheist (not theist)81.510119.014
modest (not flamboyant)81.39521.223
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.99115.213
sane (not crazy)80.87118.319
reasoned (not instinctual)80.43721.221
prestigious (not disreputable)80.217416.818
important (not irrelevant)80.249816.525
vegan (not cannibal)80.29617.916
curious (not apathetic)80.117320.017
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.130728.514
politically correct (not edgy)80.05516.221
open-minded (not close-minded)80.011820.622
empath (not psychopath)80.024526.237
🐩 (not 🐒)79.914918.829
tight (not loose)79.820914.120
skeptical (not spiritual)79.428421.122
urban (not rural)79.322725.627
neurotypical (not autistic)79.117726.016
resourceful (not helpless)79.058819.924
🧐 (not 😎)79.07725.243
high standards (not desperate)79.022920.739
loyal (not traitorous)78.964619.520
kind (not cruel)78.846016.226
fresh (not stinky)78.835325.713
preppy (not punk rock)78.725022.526
tactful (not indiscreet)78.414419.620
fixable (not unfixable)78.45518.314
thinker (not doer)78.44721.038
well behaved (not mischievous)78.312122.416
gatherer (not hunter)78.314616.631
deep (not epic)78.31715.225
businesslike (not chivalrous)78.218929.611
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)78.215219.339
clean (not perverted)78.235621.038
OCD (not ADHD)78.122612.934
treasure (not trash)78.155322.225
attentive (not interrupting)78.112324.731
contrarian (not yes-man)78.115315.715
attractive (not repulsive)77.752514.221
coordinated (not clumsy)77.746127.410
feminine (not masculine)77.628223.423
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.633824.316
specialist (not generalist)77.69823.622
heroic (not villainous)77.553115.014
private (not gregarious)77.422920.422
moderate (not extreme)77.33621.926
master (not apprentice)77.345317.924
statist (not anarchist)77.39017.920
patient (not impatient)77.19922.814
feminist (not sexist)77.045925.123
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.029325.533
nurturing (not poisonous)76.934026.820
angelic (not demonic)76.924817.015
complicated (not simple)76.836916.120
presidential (not folksy)76.821619.824
theoretical (not empirical)76.5621.319
sturdy (not flimsy)76.537919.820
overachiever (not underachiever)76.357523.326
subdued (not exuberant)76.24522.414
winter (not summer)76.220918.810
independent (not codependent)76.239128.617
permanent (not transient)76.112121.115
frank (not sugarcoated)76.144622.216
picky (not always down)76.119214.818
ranged (not melee)76.14622.316
factual (not exaggerating)75.820421.938
slow-talking (not fast-talking)75.76223.525
respectful (not rude)75.437123.430
monochrome (not multicolored)75.216621.620
🤔 (not 🤫)75.26924.042
🌟 (not 💩)75.158925.735
normie (not freak)74.911624.135
forgiving (not vengeful)74.924222.020
utilitarian (not decorative)74.824518.913
non-gamer (not gamer)74.731331.235
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.545223.015
reassuring (not fearmongering)74.424718.49
analysis (not common sense)74.423928.415
devout (not heathen)74.316223.018
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.326422.237
predictable (not quirky)74.310721.120
opinionated (not jealous)74.244322.510
complimentary (not insulting)74.225917.925
🤖 (not 👻)74.211522.937
disarming (not creepy)74.142117.821
cautious (not impulsive)73.824025.010
😇 (not 😈)73.829620.645
scientific (not artistic)73.735121.718
rock (not rap)73.760318.613
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.630919.820
metrosexual (not macho)73.624423.531
work-first (not family-first)73.533816.416
wholesome (not salacious)73.335716.618
official (not backdoor)73.016023.421
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.918521.726
🐴 (not 🦄)72.927226.537
tailor (not blacksmith)72.934926.022
reliable (not experimental)72.732228.317
rich (not poor)72.748614.718
active (not slothful)72.678821.919
straightforward (not cryptic)72.437427.117
sensible (not ludicrous)72.337823.119
genuine (not sarcastic)72.329424.429
resolute (not wavering)72.243428.717
logical (not emotional)72.023125.021
altruistic (not selfish)72.038621.433
pretentious (not unassuming)72.035423.224
pacifist (not ferocious)71.917324.220
giving (not receiving)71.943425.513
dorky (not cool)71.824917.920
earth (not air)71.632125.839
healthy (not sickly)71.460826.625
one-faced (not two-faced)71.454524.929
tame (not wild)71.319921.720
English (not German)71.370730.820
serious (not bold)71.118629.624
involved (not remote)71.152829.819
demure (not vain)71.019215.320
proactive (not reactive)70.87516.210
generous (not stingy)70.844418.646
minimalist (not pack rat)70.619021.714
sheltered (not street-smart)70.521120.117
equitable (not hypocritical)70.329029.518
Roman (not Greek)70.39930.415
😊 (not 🤣)70.240019.225
love-focused (not money-focused)70.164723.113
warm (not quarrelsome)70.128026.124
profound (not ironic)70.014827.234
tautology (not oxymoron)70.02829.17
no-nonsense (not dramatic)69.727826.418
conventional (not creative)69.626128.726
vintage (not trendy)69.662722.436
normal (not weird)69.518622.217
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.538034.723
bold (not shy)69.4101226.715
objective (not subjective)69.310727.220
honorable (not cunning)69.344426.319
trusting (not suspicious)69.225127.512
white knight (not bad boy)69.150120.818
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.061427.522
alert (not oblivious)69.063023.124
intense (not lighthearted)69.064821.223
still (not twitchy)69.017729.837
opinionated (not neutral)69.098827.734
literary (not mathematical)68.935230.116
👟 (not 🥾)68.930128.945
expressive (not monotone)68.954428.715
bossy (not meek)68.874717.517
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)68.835729.224
deep (not shallow)68.849121.224
washed (not muddy)68.850030.210
existentialist (not nihilist)68.526425.223
secretive (not open-book)68.556624.524
flower child (not goth)68.554615.08
eloquent (not unpolished)68.459234.417
smooth (not rough)68.328526.511
assertive (not passive)68.276725.919
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)68.132927.446
enlightened (not lost)68.027025.827
sober (not indulgent)67.926828.927
👽 (not 🤡)67.931021.238
guarded (not open)67.879224.920
dramatic (not comedic)67.867321.640
tense (not relaxed)67.785928.416
thrifty (not extravagant)67.733426.66
🎩 (not 🧢)67.650125.038
precise (not vague)67.660427.019
go-getter (not slugabed)67.696613.413
consistent (not variable)67.544816.110
devoted (not unfaithful)67.3103026.215
🎃 (not 💀)67.129522.751
charismatic (not uninspiring)67.085824.518
worldly (not innocent)66.876528.226
sad (not happy)66.853619.117
prideful (not envious)66.876020.913
realist (not idealist)66.538731.322
open to new experinces (not uncreative)66.474825.316
straight (not queer)66.491031.614
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.440630.017
regular (not zany)66.220724.723
corporate (not freelance)66.034931.220
wooden (not plastic)65.963819.113
stoic (not hypochondriac)65.945528.77
careful (not brave)65.820123.012
classical (not avant-garde)65.844530.016
armoured (not vulnerable)65.764127.921
🐮 (not 🐷)65.626023.033
mighty (not puny)65.378025.027
soulful (not soulless)65.390525.515
🐿 (not 🦇)65.351925.325
optimistic (not pessimistic)65.241223.424
modern (not historical)65.251126.818
🤐 (not 😜)65.243431.823
chic (not cheesy)65.134632.811
😏 (not 😬)65.146930.041
domestic (not industrial)64.927325.718
cosmopolitan (not provincial)64.840432.623
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.810321.412
demanding (not unchallenging)64.896429.843
average (not deviant)64.721126.532
insider (not outsider)64.626730.219
humorless (not funny)64.530520.919
triggered (not trolling)64.559120.819
badass (not weakass)64.192527.638
machiavellian (not transparent)64.143429.214
stylish (not slovenly)64.069728.420
reclusive (not social)63.940028.016
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.744529.526
hoarder (not unprepared)63.757021.528
sage (not whippersnapper)63.632731.122
pensive (not serene)63.686728.033
philosophical (not real)63.517323.217
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.537228.413
factual (not poetic)63.456428.420
concrete (not abstract)63.056126.722
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.037833.027
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')62.95524.311
realistic (not ambitious)62.925933.136
water (not fire)62.832929.232
pop (not indie)62.723426.96
quiet (not loud)62.646326.223
🧕 (not 💃)62.620226.740
frenzied (not sleepy)62.5104918.224
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.453630.124
humble (not arrogant)62.343125.823
stable (not moody)62.124827.928
confident (not insecure)62.186423.721
decisive (not hesitant)62.188630.016
protagonist (not antagonist)62.190433.015
introvert (not extrovert)61.937929.520
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.939229.521
obsessed (not aloof)61.871027.220
mainstream (not arcane)61.830627.120
accepting (not judgemental)61.848230.016
efficient (not overprepared)61.879430.813
concise (not long-winded)61.640332.09
sorrowful (not cheery)61.569321.917
traumatized (not flourishing)61.173624.829
political (not nonpolitical)61.062926.433
tiresome (not interesting)60.919332.115
sweet (not bitter)60.956823.230
centrist (not radical)60.931527.315
distant (not touchy-feely)60.962222.219
frugal (not lavish)60.760321.819
focused on the present (not focused on the future)60.545928.222
pure (not debased)60.560926.320
democratic (not authoritarian)60.461427.221
rigid (not flexible)60.463026.019
gracious (not feisty)60.323523.723
cat person (not dog person)60.050832.918
reserved (not chatty)59.959626.119
sexual (not asexual)59.788725.748
stoic (not expressive)59.644827.419
never cries (not often crying)59.671424.025
calm (not anxious)59.539933.011
direct (not roundabout)59.592928.515
liberal (not conservative)59.575127.419
strict (not lenient)59.469822.316
hard (not soft)59.371525.615
child free (not pronatalist)59.381333.416
thin (not thick)59.371323.422
resigned (not resistant)59.110328.819
charming (not awkward)59.082326.421
old (not young)58.950112.914
monastic (not hedonist)58.833525.616
good-cook (not bad-cook)58.847824.923
warm (not cold)58.469725.112
circular (not linear)58.343630.320
obedient (not rebellious)58.246527.218
🥰 (not 🙃)58.261328.224
kinky (not vanilla)57.963231.122
trusting (not charming)57.850128.022
metaphorical (not literal)57.830127.924
traditional (not unorthodox)57.554928.615
glad (not mad)57.550728.517
bashful (not exhibitionist)57.530826.731
📈 (not 📉)57.490830.725
🤺 (not 🏌)57.3103728.735
innocent (not jaded)57.236432.611
awkward (not suspicious)57.040624.522
romantic (not dispassionate)56.998925.416
queen (not princess)56.984929.910
💝 (not 💔)56.865530.031
haunted (not blissful)56.896925.833
western (not eastern)56.793930.817
gloomy (not sunny)56.675822.430
low self esteem (not narcissistic)56.542626.517
😀 (not 😭)56.362226.433
high-tech (not low-tech)56.264724.815
morning lark (not night owl)56.247032.018
emancipated (not enslaved)56.0101832.022
technophile (not luddite)55.958724.611
basic (not hipster)55.887229.125
timid (not cocky)55.530324.317
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)55.450528.119
fast (not slow)55.3105526.526
🥴 (not 🥳)55.375519.930
hurried (not leisurely)55.182124.518
miserable (not joyful)54.887225.314
accommodating (not stubborn)54.829832.425
chaste (not lustful)54.754829.919
emotional (not unemotional)54.7103731.511
French (not Russian)54.687422.712
tall (not short)54.583422.622
alpha (not beta)54.592534.226
🤠 (not 🤑)54.587726.429
dry (not moist)54.567632.124
varied (not repetitive)54.241727.528
loveable (not punchable)54.293632.213
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.182136.434
Pepsi (not Coke)54.048632.533
lover (not fighter)53.969627.945
patriotic (not unpatriotic)53.7113621.819
bright (not depressed)53.574832.419
mundane (not extraordinary)53.338927.820
🐐 (not 🦒)53.0104529.722
cynical (not gullible)52.797627.611
cooperative (not competitive)52.553531.715
everyman (not chosen one)52.565033.76
shy (not playful)52.437323.713
chortling (not giggling)52.3100924.018
unlucky (not fortunate)52.180424.917
socialist (not libertarian)52.144331.423
spicy (not mild)51.999429.319
hard (not soft)51.888122.519
🥶 (not 🥵)51.865725.560
builder (not explorer)51.775632.930
captain (not first-mate)51.776631.218
good-humored (not angry)51.687125.724
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.649829.322
musical (not off-key)51.663125.025
entitled (not grateful)51.479524.233
biased (not impartial)51.2124529.320
paranoid (not naive)51.2102528.713
prudish (not flirtatious)51.267227.29
individualist (not communal)51.198127.930
🐘 (not 🐀)51.081630.927
🧗 (not 🛌)51.0101232.631
geriatric (not vibrant)51.041924.625
submissive (not dominant)50.952827.525
chill (not offended)50.365025.826
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.670335.424
purple (not orange)50.580734.216

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 (0.846)
  2. Rupert Giles (0.844)
  3. Caitlin Snow (0.843)
  4. Camille Saroyan (0.832)
  5. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.83)
  6. Janet Fraiser (0.816)
  7. Melinda Warner (0.813)
  8. Chloe Decker (0.811)
  9. Kim Wexler (0.809)
  10. Joan Watson (0.806)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.64)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.631)
  3. Jeff Portnoy (-0.627)
  4. Frank Gallagher (-0.624)
  5. Tuco (-0.618)
  6. Krusty the Clown (-0.603)
  7. Meredith Palmer (-0.601)
  8. Barney Gumble (-0.595)
  9. Erlich Bachman (-0.592)
  10. Nelson Muntz (-0.582)

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.

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Notes

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