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Melinda Warner Personality Statistics

Melinda Warner 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
competent (not incompetent)93.26010.5312
diligent (not lazy)92.91008.6270
valedictorian (not drop out)92.84713.665
perceptive (not unobservant)92.8589.718
high IQ (not low IQ)91.41319.9277
coordinated (not clumsy)90.28510.7276
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.710011.520
on-time (not tardy)89.49416.629
scientific (not artistic)89.33613.9298
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.114912.1288
egalitarian (not racist)88.911212.072
beautiful (not ugly)88.920612.161
clean (not perverted)88.87111.628
precise (not vague)88.73813.4232
heroic (not villainous)88.514112.7251
civilized (not barbaric)88.48513.8295
feminist (not sexist)88.49813.390
wise (not foolish)87.84511.6308
confident (not insecure)87.89311.9302
persistent (not quitter)87.638416.161
healthy (not sickly)87.57511.7272
resourceful (not helpless)87.420816.451
no-nonsense (not dramatic)87.31716.0110
studious (not goof-off)87.213413.770
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)87.24919.178
badass (not weakass)87.22398.419
rational (not whimsical)86.94112.8300
orderly (not chaotic)86.85115.8277
reasonable (not deranged)86.83412.053
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.78214.8305
loyal (not traitorous)86.530815.1307
down2earth (not head@clouds)86.43114.4299
pro (not noob)86.320515.767
sensible (not ludicrous)86.03214.2304
direct (not roundabout)86.011214.6320
independent (not codependent)85.811317.3295
driven (not unambitious)85.738014.2297
mature (not juvenile)85.79319.850
legit (not scrub)85.410414.279
loveable (not punchable)85.38518.815
works hard (not plays hard)85.211014.4328
realistic (not fantastical)85.25214.833
human (not animalistic)85.112116.9325
sturdy (not flimsy)85.113211.721
confidential (not gossiping)85.115815.0282
intellectual (not physical)84.816916.7276
specialist (not generalist)84.51920.647
treasure (not trash)84.520913.375
genius (not dunce)84.315715.4296
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.39316.7309
neat (not messy)84.216016.6217
alert (not oblivious)84.114714.570
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.11057.012
master (not apprentice)83.722522.6118
workaholic (not slacker)83.736311.942
straightforward (not cryptic)83.64719.7285
calm (not anxious)83.63216.1304
logical (not emotional)83.55616.4287
prestigious (not disreputable)83.510118.8277
sheriff (not outlaw)83.310016.3296
proper (not scandalous)83.27115.6261
attractive (not repulsive)82.928214.8332
eloquent (not unpolished)82.818218.8287
go-getter (not slugabed)82.828416.370
high standards (not desperate)82.714215.433
consistent (not variable)82.65913.514
tasteful (not lewd)82.68117.7276
kind (not cruel)82.530815.1272
inspiring (not cringeworthy)82.37818.546
decisive (not hesitant)82.222216.7288
factual (not poetic)82.27219.013
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.118517.8291
active (not slothful)82.135715.7301
emancipated (not enslaved)82.010615.7284
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)82.09324.478
enlightened (not lost)82.04819.217
pointed (not random)81.927520.128
methodical (not astonishing)81.88023.2328
mathematical (not literary)81.84820.7279
resolute (not wavering)81.812520.847
cautious (not impulsive)81.86915.2311
practical (not imaginative)81.712518.2330
fixable (not unfixable)81.62415.112
high-tech (not low-tech)81.012617.5303
stable (not moody)80.91820.8298
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.928518.379
neurotypical (not autistic)80.810317.9266
nurturing (not poisonous)80.719415.988
respectful (not rude)80.618619.5308
fresh (not stinky)80.524419.8123
altruistic (not selfish)80.015815.4306
honorable (not cunning)79.914321.0302
modest (not flamboyant)79.812616.7280
one-faced (not two-faced)79.826322.620
vegan (not cannibal)79.79120.516
🌟 (not 💩)79.635923.555
manicured (not scruffy)79.240320.6309
factual (not exaggerating)79.211517.120
assertive (not passive)79.139315.9324
equitable (not hypocritical)79.08517.946
impartial (not biased)78.9121.3303
realist (not idealist)78.88821.651
scholarly (not crafty)78.57922.8304
efficient (not overprepared)78.48121.715
mighty (not puny)78.333117.1271
empath (not psychopath)78.327317.634
self-improving (not self-destructive)78.17819.216
real (not philosophical)78.011820.0238
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)78.09715.025
well behaved (not mischievous)77.911520.5327
sane (not crazy)77.98919.561
OCD (not ADHD)77.920918.624
English (not German)77.829316.811
official (not backdoor)77.68222.2318
important (not irrelevant)77.654024.499
concrete (not abstract)77.611618.259
reliable (not experimental)77.617122.519
compersive (not jealous)77.58717.4239
attentive (not interrupting)77.413922.820
sober (not indulgent)77.36620.5277
curious (not apathetic)77.122321.4281
soulful (not soulless)77.145819.637
still (not twitchy)77.17614.624
angelic (not demonic)77.021618.2292
🧗 (not 🛌)76.730020.092
technophile (not luddite)76.612221.3250
street-smart (not sheltered)76.636720.8267
bold (not shy)76.471617.8282
liberal (not conservative)76.321821.564
overachiever (not underachiever)76.349515.719
disarming (not creepy)76.228917.094
nerd (not jock)76.136119.8294
businesslike (not chivalrous)76.121224.124
🤺 (not 🏌)75.938426.851
literal (not metaphorical)75.613322.1292
bookish (not sporty)75.641822.8261
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.315620.6298
believable (not poorly-written)75.347530.29
dominant (not submissive)75.250515.8287
serious (not playful)75.039018.2298
skeptical (not spiritual)75.040520.7263
earth (not air)75.021423.324
interesting (not tiresome)74.936322.4292
armoured (not vulnerable)74.932716.8325
devout (not heathen)74.914316.8226
🧠 (not 💪)74.445528.865
permanent (not transient)74.214524.6100
tactful (not indiscreet)74.224123.067
deep (not shallow)74.227620.081
😇 (not 😈)74.125521.176
grateful (not entitled)73.920615.132
reasoned (not instinctual)73.911025.8308
introspective (not not introspective)73.624121.795
refined (not rugged)73.533721.4259
cooperative (not competitive)73.515425.5297
💝 (not 💔)73.519023.783
wholesome (not salacious)73.431025.859
formal (not intimate)73.120918.087
normal (not weird)72.610521.5274
interested (not bored)72.537725.621
strict (not lenient)72.433318.3277
charming (not awkward)72.142519.6262
private (not gregarious)72.133920.4279
fast (not slow)72.047021.8269
urban (not rural)71.946021.398
focused on the present (not focused on the future)71.813622.9254
patient (not impatient)71.815521.794
📈 (not 📉)71.623725.374
bright (not depressed)71.622021.3307
worldly (not innocent)71.555823.7279
frenzied (not sleepy)71.554916.924
prideful (not envious)71.546123.534
complimentary (not insulting)71.429324.643
demure (not vain)71.217417.4273
open-minded (not close-minded)71.231421.1309
wooden (not plastic)71.039714.720
moderate (not extreme)70.811419.4268
humble (not arrogant)70.824620.0285
work-first (not family-first)70.836721.3275
pure (not debased)70.631721.1261
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.535020.9222
suspicious (not awkward)70.547118.0257
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.544920.552
cool (not dorky)70.237222.271
hard-work (not natural-talent)69.937030.437
good-cook (not bad-cook)69.817824.119
purple (not orange)69.817323.6249
😊 (not 🤣)69.835623.563
gatherer (not hunter)69.828930.517
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.765722.5256
average (not deviant)69.612023.3208
sage (not whippersnapper)69.417622.716
classical (not avant-garde)69.428821.937
👽 (not 🤡)69.424622.347
alpha (not beta)69.058025.6297
chill (not offended)68.917723.915
serious (not bold)68.720825.7330
bossy (not meek)68.667417.3304
😀 (not 😭)68.624622.184
extraordinary (not mundane)68.356623.8309
statist (not anarchist)68.326724.080
generous (not stingy)67.947921.723
ranged (not melee)67.818630.48
forgiving (not vengeful)67.536021.8249
chaste (not lustful)67.520520.4246
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.563623.6270
🐩 (not 🐒)67.435826.461
linear (not circular)67.417923.48
smooth (not rough)67.329024.7265
profound (not ironic)67.319529.623
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.235929.467
🧢 (not 🎩)67.236829.746
objective (not subjective)67.113929.036
stylish (not slovenly)67.155324.1262
tame (not wild)67.123924.3252
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)67.122531.3100
minimalist (not pack rat)67.027325.746
fortunate (not unlucky)66.824420.1253
good-humored (not angry)66.843721.4295
gendered (not androgynous)66.897627.393
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.734919.283
🤖 (not 👻)66.724925.958
🤔 (not 🤫)66.729028.559
industrial (not domestic)66.628824.150
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.539330.311
tight (not loose)66.560220.724
modern (not historical)66.442823.8192
insider (not outsider)66.319925.0197
reserved (not chatty)66.238123.2278
Italian (not Swedish)66.136317.811
feminine (not masculine)66.039321.2305
musical (not off-key)65.924719.514
quiet (not loud)65.735022.2284
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.766825.781
utilitarian (not decorative)65.253527.040
flourishing (not traumatized)65.116024.714
realistic (not ambitious)65.118428.021
non-gamer (not gamer)64.952334.533
democratic (not authoritarian)64.943026.6254
obedient (not rebellious)64.927325.5294
empirical (not theoretical)64.727632.7272
frugal (not lavish)64.644718.1214
warm (not quarrelsome)64.634523.7318
accommodating (not stubborn)64.616326.127
traditional (not unorthodox)64.533623.957
opinionated (not neutral)64.499128.743
thinker (not doer)64.416832.923
stoic (not expressive)64.330525.1313
French (not Russian)64.342825.415
😏 (not 😬)64.243424.850
vibrant (not geriatric)63.969027.518
basic (not hipster)63.753521.4256
🐮 (not 🐷)63.731422.076
demanding (not unchallenging)63.789330.725
politically correct (not edgy)63.630326.5304
hoarder (not unprepared)63.648215.3206
🐘 (not 🐀)63.635226.6121
presidential (not folksy)63.648423.615
corporate (not freelance)63.534129.520
intense (not lighthearted)63.472322.424
hard (not soft)63.155425.248
night owl (not morning lark)63.056926.6158
regular (not zany)62.725025.069
monastic (not hedonist)62.619124.025
guarded (not open)62.582724.4249
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.448325.1250
hard (not soft)62.358320.9262
accepting (not judgemental)62.341626.9193
fighter (not lover)62.246424.118
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.062923.012
involved (not remote)61.980526.1285
normie (not freak)61.935425.527
conventional (not creative)61.538827.9305
rigid (not flexible)61.551822.5297
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.246824.5229
genuine (not sarcastic)61.149928.3279
sweet (not bitter)60.949421.5267
🤐 (not 😜)60.949226.163
trusting (not charming)60.533526.8280
child free (not pronatalist)60.568225.7167
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.048028.0225
dramatic (not comedic)60.081219.226
blissful (not haunted)60.024225.721
feisty (not gracious)59.982826.0251
straight (not queer)59.999630.192
romantic (not dispassionate)59.680223.015
rich (not poor)59.168914.9257
deep (not epic)59.037226.219
🧐 (not 😎)58.947133.776
👟 (not 🥾)58.953031.575
🥰 (not 🙃)58.852130.298
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.756628.9307
existentialist (not nihilist)58.367224.228
individualist (not communal)58.366130.436
happy (not sad)58.236219.1253
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.270919.211
spicy (not mild)58.176124.4288
joyful (not miserable)58.139621.360
🥵 (not 🥶)58.053528.018
eastern (not western)57.813734.374
mainstream (not arcane)57.637924.8271
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.643221.216
explorer (not builder)57.554429.7266
obsessed (not aloof)57.280223.4260
playful (not shy)57.289418.5253
repetitive (not varied)57.267027.395
unassuming (not pretentious)57.138831.164
resistant (not resigned)56.6102225.7263
warm (not cold)56.464924.1284
fire (not water)56.477333.523
atheist (not theist)56.370728.536
vanilla (not kinky)55.957225.1236
introvert (not extrovert)55.944124.8267
hurried (not leisurely)55.770123.5285
funny (not humorless)55.373923.6292
multicolored (not monochrome)55.157028.249
socialist (not libertarian)55.026025.8198
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.030932.1238
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)54.845729.816
subdued (not exuberant)54.644320.08
Pepsi (not Coke)54.641333.429
political (not nonpolitical)54.572528.3252
blacksmith (not tailor)54.443330.914
ferocious (not pacifist)54.280926.7242
complicated (not simple)54.290128.2296
sunny (not gloomy)54.253224.218
optimistic (not pessimistic)54.161424.2256
🤠 (not 🤑)53.977326.868
oppressed (not privileged)53.940828.617
💀 (not 🎃)53.968131.125
secretive (not open-book)53.886027.713
suspicious (not trusting)53.774228.9276
moist (not dry)53.759025.612
pensive (not serene)53.5112627.811
thin (not thick)53.477924.5216
trolling (not triggered)53.337628.112
young (not old)53.281917.0296
🐐 (not 🦒)52.992130.474
asexual (not sexual)52.838527.828
trendy (not vintage)52.735226.814
bashful (not exhibitionist)52.738926.215
tall (not short)52.678121.7255
Roman (not Greek)52.663929.415
glad (not mad)52.554324.256
giggling (not chortling)52.540526.217
extravagant (not thrifty)52.465125.922
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.394924.4187
🐴 (not 🦄)52.275330.164
brave (not careful)52.089230.3307
🥳 (not 🥴)52.054726.959
metrosexual (not macho)52.083719.212
first-mate (not captain)51.669432.0293
preppy (not punk rock)51.481327.014
sorrowful (not cheery)51.383722.5263
tense (not relaxed)51.3110323.4295
🧕 (not 💃)51.345427.1103
🐿 (not 🦇)51.178330.451
social (not reclusive)51.079324.5109
🏀 (not 🎨)51.054228.224
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.855525.7278

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Janet Fraiser (0.918)
  2. Dana Scully (0.911)
  3. Samantha Carter (0.9)
  4. Peggy Carter (0.898)
  5. Olivia Benson (0.883)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.724)
  2. Oscar Bluth (-0.691)
  3. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.652)
  4. A.J. Soprano (-0.65)
  5. Frank Gallagher (-0.642)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.5)
  2. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.46)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.44)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.43)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.41)
  6. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.4)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.37)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.25)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.23)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.23)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.23)
  12. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.22)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.17)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.17)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.14)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.1)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.07)
  18. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.07)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.03)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.01)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.01)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.15)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.17)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.17)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.18)


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