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John Munch Personality Statistics

John Munch is a character from Law & Order: SVU. 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
intellectual (not physical)88.610911.8338
high IQ (not low IQ)87.828213.2334
bookish (not sporty)87.618213.5305
vintage (not trendy)87.25716.243
never cries (not often crying)86.68614.627
🧠 (not 💪)86.316319.477
nerd (not jock)86.119315.1361
competent (not incompetent)86.028814.1356
loyal (not traitorous)85.939613.6312
devoted (not unfaithful)85.734112.027
resourceful (not helpless)84.235416.659
old (not young)83.512613.0362
opinionated (not jealous)83.57313.523
master (not apprentice)83.028917.0155
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)83.08715.379
rock (not rap)82.816921.128
persistent (not quitter)82.576517.764
distant (not touchy-feely)82.51158.317
frank (not sugarcoated)82.423021.926
skeptical (not spiritual)81.820820.8273
cynical (not gullible)81.819818.829
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.735817.335
tall (not short)81.315618.5319
conspiracist (not sheeple)81.015124.8212
heroic (not villainous)80.844317.6312
egalitarian (not racist)80.857619.675
legit (not scrub)80.725720.0105
perceptive (not unobservant)80.753322.334
masculine (not feminine)80.641816.8319
diligent (not lazy)80.677516.6341
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.632118.681
realistic (not fantastical)80.613622.327
alert (not oblivious)80.529517.765
wooden (not plastic)80.410716.333
human (not animalistic)80.331118.0346
political (not nonpolitical)80.116924.1290
treasure (not trash)80.149718.987
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.627418.2325
pro (not noob)79.647922.890
independent (not codependent)79.032423.6339
logical (not emotional)78.912420.1324
indie (not pop)78.916622.015
wise (not foolish)78.820916.9324
gendered (not androgynous)78.858125.4113
workaholic (not slacker)78.564219.285
on-time (not tardy)78.544624.033
believable (not poorly-written)78.438618.339
opinionated (not neutral)78.266826.743
straight (not queer)78.048925.8134
civilized (not barbaric)77.941020.7320
direct (not roundabout)77.934622.8305
worldly (not innocent)77.741819.8325
one-faced (not two-faced)77.736924.243
genius (not dunce)77.635117.2354
pessimistic (not optimistic)77.314222.4311
thin (not thick)77.214325.6234
armoured (not vulnerable)76.830519.7329
emancipated (not enslaved)76.725720.6292
queen (not princess)76.437324.114
introspective (not not introspective)76.420320.2109
works hard (not plays hard)76.343219.9332
street-smart (not sheltered)76.341921.0281
frugal (not lavish)76.115320.2292
motivated (not unmotivated)76.195024.720
sarcastic (not genuine)75.824725.3339
sturdy (not flimsy)75.841824.226
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.835021.6356
factual (not exaggerating)75.521529.242
consistent (not variable)75.223819.227
work-first (not family-first)75.132222.1356
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.025223.837
enlightened (not lost)74.714216.829
utilitarian (not decorative)74.725421.149
confident (not insecure)74.552922.3319
high standards (not desperate)74.536622.545
suspicious (not trusting)74.435229.7361
private (not gregarious)74.334221.8293
child free (not pronatalist)74.328325.8266
scientific (not artistic)74.134622.9329
prideful (not envious)74.139216.760
historical (not modern)73.922523.0243
reasonable (not deranged)73.934723.496
🌟 (not 💩)73.270922.167
formal (not intimate)72.825324.9134
👽 (not 🤡)72.818925.179
unemotional (not emotional)72.89919.919
mature (not juvenile)72.843425.254
self-disciplined (not disorganized)72.773423.0294
stoic (not hypochondriac)72.623525.913
decisive (not hesitant)72.459921.0330
driven (not unambitious)72.4102523.1293
stoic (not expressive)72.419327.3288
prestigious (not disreputable)72.442022.3270
clean (not perverted)72.456326.438
valedictorian (not drop out)72.363425.898
cautious (not impulsive)72.326622.4318
guarded (not open)72.366423.0332
cocky (not timid)72.365718.915
arcane (not mainstream)72.224826.0287
methodical (not astonishing)72.033824.9337
reliable (not experimental)71.934523.722
go-getter (not slugabed)71.884022.768
sorrowful (not cheery)71.740118.7317
precise (not vague)71.748424.8264
resolute (not wavering)71.747720.778
compersive (not jealous)71.620620.2282
sage (not whippersnapper)71.614523.229
badass (not weakass)71.578024.932
white knight (not bad boy)71.446115.718
bold (not shy)71.399422.9349
realist (not idealist)71.327025.168
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.125021.0102
kind (not cruel)71.175619.7302
funny (not humorless)71.046825.9326
non-gamer (not gamer)70.846327.033
classical (not avant-garde)70.730025.163
important (not irrelevant)70.792726.6114
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)70.631426.072
confidential (not gossiping)70.466826.1350
modest (not flamboyant)70.439726.8305
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.461827.523
🎩 (not 🧢)70.346828.996
analysis (not common sense)70.333531.725
gloomy (not sunny)70.244021.437
permanent (not transient)70.126226.5115
equitable (not hypocritical)70.130726.369
overachiever (not underachiever)70.183524.343
🥶 (not 🥵)70.116827.241
paranoid (not naive)70.136918.118
thick-skinned (not sensitive)70.032124.0344
privileged (not oppressed)69.966125.728
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.955426.0325
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.938729.4309
tactful (not indiscreet)69.842420.885
altruistic (not selfish)69.847221.0323
scholarly (not crafty)69.723827.2333
coordinated (not clumsy)69.672323.0298
eloquent (not unpolished)69.658627.0313
🤔 (not 🤫)69.621628.079
giving (not receiving)69.652324.416
weird (not normal)69.649624.6357
self-improving (not self-destructive)69.424521.022
deep (not shallow)69.150223.9114
pointed (not random)69.078223.931
serious (not bold)68.925226.4333
luddite (not technophile)68.921424.5263
sensible (not ludicrous)68.849626.4336
OCD (not ADHD)68.855427.932
serious (not playful)68.762724.7313
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.737525.9323
stubborn (not accommodating)68.680827.335
low-tech (not high-tech)68.340026.2350
not genocidal (not genocidal)68.279334.613
reclusive (not social)68.133425.3134
tailor (not blacksmith)67.854926.725
winter (not summer)67.738930.217
rational (not whimsical)67.554029.3341
interesting (not tiresome)67.572725.6306
hoarder (not unprepared)67.541518.0251
picky (not always down)67.442927.317
secretive (not open-book)67.263729.131
haunted (not blissful)67.269625.443
earth (not air)67.249728.539
individualist (not communal)67.053932.454
studious (not goof-off)67.080627.285
atheist (not theist)66.951030.653
sober (not indulgent)66.830725.8273
chortling (not giggling)66.855926.430
proactive (not reactive)66.812723.620
feminist (not sexist)66.777825.282
practical (not imaginative)66.562529.9366
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.548327.991
nurturing (not poisonous)66.465622.483
bitter (not sweet)66.446123.9295
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.437829.4267
reasoned (not instinctual)66.327629.0312
neat (not messy)66.370626.9239
urban (not rural)66.377729.2119
empath (not psychopath)66.270421.126
efficient (not overprepared)66.160128.429
sheriff (not outlaw)66.147329.4347
realistic (not ambitious)66.020925.640
sad (not happy)65.959619.8339
minimalist (not pack rat)65.936227.871
chaste (not lustful)65.627722.6269
presidential (not folksy)65.553025.731
no-nonsense (not dramatic)65.438631.6106
monochrome (not multicolored)65.340632.449
thinker (not doer)65.320026.840
asexual (not sexual)65.223927.138
cheesy (not chic)65.049126.720
monotone (not expressive)65.024932.526
jaded (not innocent)64.875922.814
exhibitionist (not bashful)64.563731.432
protagonist (not antagonist)64.490732.721
grateful (not entitled)64.347323.730
washed (not muddy)64.369224.523
miserable (not joyful)64.265224.095
assertive (not passive)64.192425.0317
honorable (not cunning)64.163627.5330
soulful (not soulless)64.1100627.663
ranged (not melee)64.130223.722
orderly (not chaotic)64.060629.1364
specialist (not generalist)63.954827.267
factual (not poetic)63.856527.633
first-mate (not captain)63.657429.6291
democratic (not authoritarian)63.555430.5303
curious (not apathetic)63.483829.2296
📈 (not 📉)63.467229.374
quarrelsome (not warm)63.363527.1333
comedic (not dramatic)63.325930.639
night owl (not morning lark)63.269231.6209
🐮 (not 🐷)63.240625.3111
cold (not warm)63.048823.1352
charismatic (not uninspiring)63.0105725.5279
dry (not moist)63.041020.022
💀 (not 🎃)63.053632.144
suspicious (not awkward)62.879031.2317
trolling (not triggered)62.821228.132
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)62.876029.717
fresh (not stinky)62.790726.9125
attentive (not interrupting)62.654624.136
🐴 (not 🦄)62.561733.976
hard (not soft)62.466922.8312
mysterious (not unambiguous)62.447829.1302
good-humored (not angry)62.365726.6351
proper (not scandalous)62.357428.0283
wholesome (not salacious)62.369927.579
demure (not vain)62.245925.0286
leisurely (not hurried)62.233224.7323
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.155133.047
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.043526.5298
introvert (not extrovert)62.041628.4341
😇 (not 😈)61.960527.090
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)61.840127.1280
tight (not loose)61.685722.630
calm (not anxious)61.538030.0327
pensive (not serene)61.5101426.634
transparent (not machiavellian)61.250635.916
dominant (not submissive)61.192925.0272
bossy (not meek)61.198625.0304
concrete (not abstract)61.166031.094
🛌 (not 🧗)61.132028.1108
cat person (not dog person)61.151033.421
prudish (not flirtatious)61.144932.418
resistant (not resigned)60.9104329.6296
contrarian (not yes-man)60.973234.820
mad (not glad)60.869024.485
tasteful (not lewd)60.784127.0293
industrial (not domestic)60.750926.649
feisty (not gracious)60.694926.1283
tame (not wild)60.642927.6290
🤐 (not 😜)60.660233.269
narcissistic (not low self esteem)60.673521.233
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.590929.775
liberal (not conservative)60.479128.583
🤠 (not 🤑)60.478130.158
loveable (not punchable)60.382233.026
reassuring (not fearmongering)60.274036.624
cooperative (not competitive)60.040029.3295
rigid (not flexible)60.066325.8303
🥴 (not 🥳)60.062227.684
fixable (not unfixable)60.074430.525
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)60.084928.024
sane (not crazy)59.956029.690
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)59.845331.224
intense (not lighthearted)59.896130.028
demanding (not unchallenging)59.8113830.443
tense (not relaxed)59.7114929.6351
refined (not rugged)59.677327.1319
conventional (not creative)59.651231.1314
repetitive (not varied)59.667027.6115
explorer (not builder)59.562428.8279
chill (not offended)59.540631.131
slow-talking (not fast-talking)59.432730.628
playful (not shy)59.399427.3349
complicated (not simple)59.396330.3326
quiet (not loud)59.256927.7325
mighty (not puny)59.1100625.0309
depressed (not bright)59.152426.7338
theoretical (not empirical)58.920730.1316
open-minded (not close-minded)58.981327.6305
insulting (not complimentary)58.956324.158
basic (not hipster)58.879630.9333
manicured (not scruffy)58.893129.9369
forgiving (not vengeful)58.668424.3298
edgy (not politically correct)58.676031.8348
objective (not subjective)58.641828.153
off-key (not musical)58.465928.523
generous (not stingy)58.385727.939
quirky (not predictable)58.361028.620
libertarian (not socialist)58.260332.8256
pretentious (not unassuming)58.276830.181
metrosexual (not macho)58.283924.534
linear (not circular)58.252125.732
healthy (not sickly)58.0109523.8291
judgemental (not accepting)58.070431.0221
inspiring (not cringeworthy)58.080926.253
hard (not soft)58.078222.161
zany (not regular)58.077229.190
frenzied (not sleepy)57.7129823.129
strict (not lenient)57.677225.7323
straightforward (not cryptic)57.6102132.0343
official (not backdoor)57.554931.5331
🤖 (not 👻)57.554733.272
extraordinary (not mundane)57.4102830.4305
🧐 (not 😎)57.460233.378
traditional (not unorthodox)57.358529.966
disarming (not creepy)57.2109424.0122
eastern (not western)57.216731.298
pacifist (not ferocious)57.147626.5298
English (not German)57.0137829.830
geriatric (not vibrant)57.029529.427
awkward (not charming)56.846427.7324
respectful (not rude)56.789527.6319
🐀 (not 🐘)56.758832.695
thrifty (not extravagant)56.671328.825
rich (not poor)56.588720.3306
metaphorical (not literal)56.436831.3338
neurotypical (not autistic)56.3125528.4296
cultured (not rustic)56.391630.319
active (not slothful)56.0134824.7309
outsider (not insider)55.973130.9237
bored (not interested)55.923628.840
dorky (not cool)55.863529.080
🥾 (not 👟)55.866733.375
angelic (not demonic)55.686922.3320
dispassionate (not romantic)55.637731.625
rebellious (not obedient)55.595131.6362
nihilist (not existentialist)55.336332.147
literary (not mathematical)55.292232.7309
monastic (not hedonist)55.248424.053
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.293231.220
vegan (not cannibal)55.277129.531
involved (not remote)55.0121126.9298
obsessed (not aloof)54.9109528.3272
deep (not epic)54.863627.824
🐩 (not 🐒)54.777831.476
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.6101026.8269
punk rock (not preppy)54.661728.930
concise (not long-winded)54.671435.511
Russian (not French)54.547335.527
oxymoron (not tautology)54.588228.611
goth (not flower child)54.451331.221
😀 (not 😭)54.371426.487
🧕 (not 💃)54.343528.4116
good-cook (not bad-cook)54.369028.728
philosophical (not real)54.238433.9264
Coke (not Pepsi)54.171136.536
charming (not trusting)53.981828.2327
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.768330.4297
water (not fire)53.754833.150
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)53.688932.371
reserved (not chatty)53.578130.5319
anarchist (not statist)53.469831.1115
arrogant (not humble)53.388626.4300
orange (not purple)53.274329.6243
open to new experinces (not uncreative)53.1120530.5333
🏌 (not 🤺)53.131933.980
normie (not freak)53.168226.243
😊 (not 🤣)53.0100431.294
🎨 (not 🏀)52.998929.442
careful (not brave)52.851227.5309
subdued (not exuberant)52.858627.434
🦇 (not 🐿)52.764331.580
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.682232.4111
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)52.690424.541
mild (not spicy)52.557328.7336
profound (not ironic)52.572631.133
still (not twitchy)52.559431.934
traumatized (not flourishing)52.4109221.425
centrist (not radical)52.365927.321
chosen one (not everyman)52.290630.121
💝 (not 💔)52.184231.093
pure (not debased)52.086926.5291
fast (not slow)52.0122224.6299
😏 (not 😬)51.795131.576
stable (not moody)51.650530.1330
freelance (not corporate)51.696433.923
fortunate (not unlucky)51.574224.9277
Italian (not Swedish)51.588733.720
lover (not fighter)51.582126.747
money-focused (not love-focused)51.554130.119
extreme (not moderate)51.3107830.4305
alpha (not beta)51.3105728.4312
stylish (not slovenly)51.2109728.2298
biased (not impartial)51.2133527.9309
ugly (not beautiful)51.232528.161
Greek (not Roman)51.272229.715
hunter (not gatherer)51.289826.234
mischievous (not well behaved)51.198929.2357
🙃 (not 🥰)51.177031.6107
heathen (not devout)51.073629.8305
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.983130.8221
deviant (not average)50.1108229.4231
🦒 (not 🐐)50.150235.199
repulsive (not attractive)50.242222.5331
vanilla (not kinky)50.285031.2276
rough (not smooth)50.482927.3365
impatient (not patient)50.5108530.8110

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. William Somerset (0.813)
  2. Leo McGarry (0.808)
  3. Dr. Adrian Mallory (0.798)
  4. Norman Wilson (0.789)
  5. Rupert Giles (0.787)
  6. Raymond Holt (0.785)
  7. Ray Arnold (0.782)
  8. Toby Ziegler (0.778)
  9. Dr. Strange (0.773)
  10. Donald Cragen (0.771)
  1. The Deep (-0.522)
  2. Michael Kelso (-0.52)
  3. Karen Smith (-0.499)
  4. Lydia Bennet (-0.496)
  5. Denny (-0.495)
  6. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.473)
  7. Josh Chan (-0.466)
  8. Homer Simpson (-0.461)
  9. Bob Pinciotti (-0.456)
  10. Midge Pinciotti (-0.447)

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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