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Donald Cragen Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Donald Cragen 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. 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
mature (not juvenile)91.23814.268
captain (not first-mate)90.48814.8344
non-gamer (not gamer)89.62516.437
gendered (not androgynous)89.38417.2118
straight (not queer)89.18217.7113
masculine (not feminine)89.018412.7306
sheriff (not outlaw)88.84314.0362
pointed (not random)88.77320.127
realistic (not fantastical)88.42917.239
rational (not whimsical)87.83312.0327
diligent (not lazy)87.247213.4301
on-time (not tardy)87.218713.739
master (not apprentice)86.921412.5136
prudish (not flirtatious)86.71213.316
loyal (not traitorous)86.644714.4325
workaholic (not slacker)86.632616.784
confidential (not gossiping)86.615013.8383
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.510412.3341
studious (not goof-off)86.321013.689
serious (not playful)85.716312.7351
basic (not hipster)85.53615.8325
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.216015.1347
works hard (not plays hard)85.213814.7324
competent (not incompetent)85.238416.7313
practical (not imaginative)85.18912.9341
old (not young)84.811212.5362
orderly (not chaotic)84.610914.5318
modest (not flamboyant)84.36215.7336
civilized (not barbaric)84.326014.7332
down2earth (not head@clouds)84.37418.1321
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.239815.4312
vintage (not trendy)83.816616.128
human (not animalistic)83.621914.9298
no-nonsense (not dramatic)83.46918.7139
sensible (not ludicrous)83.38716.4283
resourceful (not helpless)83.247714.372
pro (not noob)83.241219.978
wise (not foolish)83.115116.6339
sturdy (not flimsy)83.122621.428
devoted (not unfaithful)83.155216.917
straightforward (not cryptic)82.88920.1313
perceptive (not unobservant)82.750512.324
honorable (not cunning)82.611816.8356
direct (not roundabout)82.523318.0327
frank (not sugarcoated)81.930123.720
coordinated (not clumsy)81.840617.0289
persistent (not quitter)81.596920.288
hard-work (not natural-talent)81.58914.235
high standards (not desperate)81.220221.229
chortling (not giggling)81.16919.026
distant (not touchy-feely)81.016514.826
scientific (not artistic)80.922815.1301
heroic (not villainous)80.952217.5334
one-faced (not two-faced)80.830725.252
motivated (not unmotivated)80.790625.924
conventional (not creative)80.69917.0279
cautious (not impulsive)80.413415.9310
precise (not vague)79.825516.9242
neurotypical (not autistic)79.715217.7303
opinionated (not jealous)79.725114.822
official (not backdoor)79.77619.1308
knowledgeable (not ignorant)79.747917.936
private (not gregarious)79.524814.8316
privileged (not oppressed)79.340217.926
methodical (not astonishing)79.214917.6290
never cries (not often crying)79.225821.024
driven (not unambitious)79.184119.7330
predictable (not quirky)79.14124.621
formal (not intimate)79.015619.4136
well behaved (not mischievous)78.914719.8317
factual (not poetic)78.917414.628
concrete (not abstract)78.713319.2101
serious (not bold)78.77618.9339
patriotic (not unpatriotic)78.625919.387
valedictorian (not drop out)78.651120.178
tight (not loose)78.631413.232
respectful (not rude)78.435618.1334
tactful (not indiscreet)78.217319.468
clean (not perverted)78.145724.338
assertive (not passive)77.954020.4317
high IQ (not low IQ)77.881315.1286
proper (not scandalous)77.822819.5276
prestigious (not disreputable)77.629419.8272
realist (not idealist)77.614824.080
tasteful (not lewd)77.325019.6315
rock (not rap)77.346019.722
vanilla (not kinky)77.216623.1273
businesslike (not chivalrous)77.123525.236
tame (not wild)77.013317.2279
🐴 (not 🦄)77.022624.976
logical (not emotional)76.719418.8318
monochrome (not multicolored)76.717121.934
permanent (not transient)76.512521.9102
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.525322.318
bossy (not meek)76.364517.9318
🧐 (not 😎)76.215822.189
not genocidal (not genocidal)76.261931.121
tense (not relaxed)76.164817.3282
bookish (not sporty)76.159519.4316
decisive (not hesitant)76.055222.6315
egalitarian (not racist)75.995721.781
intellectual (not physical)75.951620.3312
literal (not metaphorical)75.815619.2322
gloomy (not sunny)75.833111.328
reserved (not chatty)75.731118.2312
low-tech (not high-tech)75.622616.7311
regular (not zany)75.67220.276
normal (not weird)75.58419.5308
compersive (not jealous)75.415917.8264
work-first (not family-first)75.436921.5329
corporate (not freelance)75.422024.523
statist (not anarchist)75.214821.075
presidential (not folksy)75.231716.231
alert (not oblivious)75.256724.169
average (not deviant)75.05720.9245
reliable (not experimental)74.931324.526
altruistic (not selfish)74.737816.9315
🤐 (not 😜)74.728319.867
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.662021.171
mighty (not puny)74.559017.7325
sane (not crazy)74.523521.778
traditional (not unorthodox)74.421621.763
demanding (not unchallenging)74.377823.848
normie (not freak)74.115224.534
armoured (not vulnerable)74.045920.0325
thick-skinned (not sensitive)74.025322.7356
builder (not explorer)73.914518.2288
treasure (not trash)73.992320.892
wooden (not plastic)73.938323.336
queen (not princess)73.950930.017
important (not irrelevant)73.996825.7140
reasoned (not instinctual)73.815521.8316
worldly (not innocent)73.764221.6291
reasonable (not deranged)73.741621.596
dominant (not submissive)73.770321.4314
legit (not scrub)73.768623.7131
confident (not insecure)73.664223.2326
realistic (not ambitious)73.69826.136
kind (not cruel)73.580617.8326
skeptical (not spiritual)73.461921.3306
neat (not messy)73.458420.1252
consistent (not variable)73.333222.128
🥶 (not 🥵)73.312923.032
white knight (not bad boy)73.249121.922
alpha (not beta)73.265824.3324
🤔 (not 🤫)73.214520.954
guarded (not open)73.076818.0326
🧠 (not 💪)72.873423.989
real (not philosophical)72.734422.5242
believable (not poorly-written)72.787425.940
devout (not heathen)72.625919.1279
independent (not codependent)72.660527.0291
bold (not shy)72.6111320.3333
prideful (not envious)72.655515.942
earth (not air)72.533525.735
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.432424.679
classical (not avant-garde)72.130223.940
sober (not indulgent)72.119524.9310
resolute (not wavering)72.056122.673
chaste (not lustful)71.917320.1308
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)71.923317.8332
historical (not modern)71.931219.2249
stoic (not expressive)71.924422.7322
obedient (not rebellious)71.824322.5311
empath (not psychopath)71.564724.126
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.259824.0287
frugal (not lavish)71.034518.3291
politically correct (not edgy)70.926021.4314
luddite (not technophile)70.818419.5265
scholarly (not crafty)70.724023.0339
factual (not exaggerating)70.738927.127
strict (not lenient)70.550019.4330
OCD (not ADHD)70.456218.038
dry (not moist)70.224818.835
stable (not moody)70.115424.9312
forgiving (not vengeful)70.046020.7295
go-getter (not slugabed)70.0109722.777
insider (not outsider)69.915722.1261
mad (not glad)69.951020.182
nurturing (not poisonous)69.766620.0120
utilitarian (not decorative)69.652324.462
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.635321.4103
sage (not whippersnapper)69.521428.023
winter (not summer)69.541123.430
still (not twitchy)69.421926.049
linear (not circular)69.416127.040
protagonist (not antagonist)69.490525.719
picky (not always down)69.442220.925
sorrowful (not cheery)69.158215.5321
off-key (not musical)69.132322.934
😬 (not 😏)69.023626.380
subdued (not exuberant)69.018724.130
dramatic (not comedic)68.979622.039
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.956326.255
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.983423.583
geriatric (not vibrant)68.811817.733
concise (not long-winded)68.627324.425
soulful (not soulless)68.5103724.257
mild (not spicy)68.425623.9315
street-smart (not sheltered)68.471923.0256
moderate (not extreme)68.321822.2312
intense (not lighthearted)68.283124.835
demure (not vain)68.132620.2311
🤖 (not 👻)67.930324.463
overachiever (not underachiever)67.5109327.346
genius (not dunce)67.484318.2304
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.348326.5306
fresh (not stinky)67.390624.4101
monotone (not expressive)67.323929.624
haunted (not blissful)66.882424.735
stoic (not hypochondriac)66.654926.115
centrist (not radical)66.618624.524
reclusive (not social)66.444320.8133
eloquent (not unpolished)66.478824.2288
repetitive (not varied)66.442625.2109
trusting (not charming)66.326421.7318
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.351826.3325
disarming (not creepy)66.393322.4112
objective (not subjective)66.321324.042
deep (not shallow)66.372822.598
pensive (not serene)66.383923.633
rigid (not flexible)66.256521.3329
deep (not epic)66.225523.042
paranoid (not naive)66.260316.726
miserable (not joyful)66.167720.074
enlightened (not lost)66.136820.733
dog person (not cat person)66.147331.329
asexual (not sexual)65.829025.134
🏀 (not 🎨)65.745826.638
angelic (not demonic)65.671619.3294
empirical (not theoretical)65.531127.4304
English (not German)65.4128830.833
genuine (not sarcastic)65.260527.0309
giving (not receiving)65.280022.020
wholesome (not salacious)65.173027.388
cynical (not gullible)65.080220.922
Italian (not Swedish)64.948426.224
🏌 (not 🤺)64.813428.587
triggered (not trolling)64.873122.528
generous (not stingy)64.881324.035
hard (not soft)64.770521.7319
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.739827.980
fixable (not unfixable)64.764725.730
macho (not metrosexual)64.636423.530
healthy (not sickly)64.6104121.4342
introspective (not not introspective)64.581427.695
🐘 (not 🐀)64.146030.0101
😇 (not 😈)64.166724.683
washed (not muddy)64.184528.621
involved (not remote)63.9102425.8309
hoarder (not unprepared)63.969217.7253
rhythmic (not stuttering)63.9105328.835
cooperative (not competitive)63.740427.5301
🐩 (not 🐒)63.662727.569
efficient (not overprepared)63.686622.632
nerd (not jock)63.583524.5296
🐿 (not 🦇)63.572828.266
attentive (not interrupting)63.562429.938
emancipated (not enslaved)63.294027.0263
equitable (not hypocritical)63.265727.783
badass (not weakass)63.2117828.644
humble (not arrogant)63.053723.1313
calm (not anxious)63.041125.1344
manicured (not scruffy)63.098225.2305
hurried (not leisurely)62.964823.3317
side character (not main character)62.969429.028
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.829323.729
gatherer (not hunter)62.857028.222
thick (not thin)62.743119.2202
🤠 (not 🤑)62.787325.171
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.737026.030
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.648425.9260
political (not nonpolitical)62.668826.7281
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.641926.4259
🐐 (not 🦒)62.673629.2102
😊 (not 🤣)62.686324.881
everyman (not chosen one)62.646428.534
humorless (not funny)62.542723.9325
🧕 (not 💃)62.526927.6115
🥴 (not 🥳)62.462526.765
profound (not ironic)62.445125.240
jaded (not innocent)62.499728.026
monastic (not hedonist)62.329123.857
ranged (not melee)62.347325.527
suspicious (not awkward)62.193423.8298
hard (not soft)62.176324.454
urban (not rural)61.7107128.5124
📈 (not 📉)61.791627.473
sad (not happy)61.688616.2283
active (not slothful)61.6144625.1315
secretive (not open-book)61.697823.633
unemotional (not emotional)61.628126.827
impartial (not biased)61.511824.2315
self-improving (not self-destructive)61.454423.737
refined (not rugged)61.383627.0319
orange (not purple)61.349326.8245
libertarian (not socialist)61.147124.8249
complimentary (not insulting)61.078721.463
conservative (not liberal)61.040427.085
feminist (not sexist)60.9111025.085
frenzied (not sleepy)60.8137821.825
transparent (not machiavellian)60.861128.026
🌟 (not 💩)60.7127828.190
rich (not poor)60.689517.7305
uncreative (not open to new experinces)60.327524.8319
mundane (not extraordinary)60.328326.3349
pure (not debased)60.178923.2265
thrifty (not extravagant)60.070223.743
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.944630.835
pessimistic (not optimistic)59.868723.1309
🙃 (not 🥰)59.760430.2111
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)59.776028.733
pretentious (not unassuming)59.682622.276
morning lark (not night owl)59.347330.7200
stubborn (not accommodating)59.3127129.846
🛌 (not 🧗)59.241827.2122
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.195324.1274
bashful (not exhibitionist)59.039326.026
preppy (not punk rock)58.897226.521
👽 (not 🤡)58.777028.774
dispassionate (not romantic)58.735827.623
charismatic (not uninspiring)58.6141427.0324
careful (not brave)58.541426.5301
fighter (not lover)58.576824.331
cocky (not timid)58.5126124.820
communal (not individualist)58.444229.754
introvert (not extrovert)58.259924.5293
💀 (not 🎃)57.980229.931
minimalist (not pack rat)57.679826.468
Coke (not Pepsi)57.556633.245
🎩 (not 🧢)57.487333.965
indie (not pop)57.4108029.723
offended (not chill)57.291225.633
mathematical (not literary)57.154028.7260
contrarian (not yes-man)57.0105225.429
curious (not apathetic)56.9130026.0300
depressed (not bright)56.972024.1313
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.984027.0246
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)56.985026.072
authoritarian (not democratic)56.868027.5331
slovenly (not stylish)56.852925.3302
🥾 (not 👟)56.876431.773
analysis (not common sense)56.888532.345
rustic (not cultured)56.852932.923
child free (not pronatalist)56.6113527.6243
thinker (not doer)56.643931.544
fortunate (not unlucky)56.469024.3259
quiet (not loud)56.377325.1330
shy (not playful)56.337520.4253
tailor (not blacksmith)56.3108029.327
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.233224.0195
flower child (not goth)55.7112118.421
obsessed (not aloof)55.6123223.7289
ugly (not beautiful)55.329525.683
tautology (not oxymoron)55.235120.020
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.848127.931
French (not Russian)54.7111128.921
😭 (not 😀)54.682725.474
mainstream (not arcane)54.562630.0286
specialist (not generalist)54.5114329.753
traumatized (not flourishing)54.5123723.326
opinionated (not neutral)54.5169531.941
gracious (not feisty)54.446825.7302
angry (not good-humored)54.376322.3317
water (not fire)54.365627.424
💔 (not 💝)54.277728.3123
suspicious (not trusting)54.1100428.6325
punchable (not loveable)53.960226.429
rough (not smooth)53.886025.7322
existentialist (not nihilist)53.8123625.257
theist (not atheist)53.864427.942
bitter (not sweet)53.788522.5324
Roman (not Greek)53.784830.228
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)53.570529.976
cold (not warm)53.480924.1324
🐷 (not 🐮)53.453331.5103
repulsive (not attractive)53.340422.2292
slow (not fast)53.142122.4298
tall (not short)53.1108524.4351
love-focused (not money-focused)53.1130629.331
reactive (not proactive)52.9101331.821
open-minded (not close-minded)52.6119925.4316
interesting (not tiresome)52.4149125.8343
complicated (not simple)52.4137128.9344
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.367329.9247
interested (not bored)52.3150827.933
quarrelsome (not warm)52.2102223.5305
good-cook (not bad-cook)52.289326.231
ferocious (not pacifist)52.1117624.6266
awkward (not charming)52.066924.5296
eastern (not western)52.033731.580
cool (not dorky)51.9111027.364
patient (not impatient)51.770528.7122
chic (not cheesy)51.589530.128
resigned (not resistant)51.230427.3310
cannibal (not vegan)51.290323.826
narcissistic (not low self esteem)51.2118520.138
domestic (not industrial)51.192128.950
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)51.0122335.922
grateful (not entitled)50.999527.735
accepting (not judgemental)50.396425.1253

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. George S. Hammond (0.914)
  2. Capt. Oliver Queenan (0.909)
  3. Captain Jim Brass (0.908)
  4. Carl Hanratty (0.906)
  5. Harold Cooper (0.904)
  6. Aaron Hotchner (0.901)
  7. Leo McGarry (0.88)
  8. Peter Burke (0.877)
  9. Karen Vick (0.875)
  10. Charlie Carson (0.873)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.66)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.639)
  3. Cheryl Tunt (-0.634)
  4. Michael Kelso (-0.632)
  5. Alan (-0.613)
  6. Jeff Portnoy (-0.607)
  7. Lydia Bennet (-0.593)
  8. Klaus Hargreeves (-0.593)
  9. F. Tony Scarapiducci (-0.59)
  10. The Deep (-0.586)

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

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


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