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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)93.25010.5309
diligent (not lazy)92.9748.6270
valedictorian (not drop out)92.73513.664
high IQ (not low IQ)91.7919.5271
coordinated (not clumsy)90.16010.7274
scientific (not artistic)89.32613.9295
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.110612.1286
feminist (not sexist)88.95512.889
precise (not vague)88.63213.5230
civilized (not barbaric)88.45913.8293
heroic (not villainous)88.410512.7250
beautiful (not ugly)88.312912.251
egalitarian (not racist)88.38712.363
persistent (not quitter)88.124615.860
confident (not insecure)87.86811.9299
wise (not foolish)87.73511.6302
healthy (not sickly)87.75311.5264
reasonable (not deranged)87.42311.552
no-nonsense (not dramatic)87.21316.0107
rational (not whimsical)87.03212.8294
orderly (not chaotic)86.93815.7276
resourceful (not helpless)86.916017.538
studious (not goof-off)86.910013.764
mature (not juvenile)86.85720.344
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)86.84519.371
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.76114.9304
down2earth (not head@clouds)86.62414.2292
loyal (not traitorous)86.522015.1306
direct (not roundabout)86.18014.3318
sensible (not ludicrous)86.02614.1301
independent (not codependent)85.86817.3292
driven (not unambitious)85.726314.2296
pro (not noob)85.715015.864
works hard (not plays hard)85.39014.4324
confidential (not gossiping)85.210715.1275
legit (not scrub)85.27714.378
human (not animalistic)85.09817.0319
treasure (not trash)84.914211.758
intellectual (not physical)84.812016.7274
genius (not dunce)84.610614.9271
alert (not oblivious)84.59914.568
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.37516.8304
specialist (not generalist)84.31220.846
neat (not messy)84.111716.4210
calm (not anxious)83.62516.1304
logical (not emotional)83.54516.4281
prestigious (not disreputable)83.58418.8277
master (not apprentice)83.516822.9112
workaholic (not slacker)83.525911.832
straightforward (not cryptic)83.44219.8280
sheriff (not outlaw)83.37116.3296
proper (not scandalous)83.25215.7259
eloquent (not unpolished)83.112718.7283
attractive (not repulsive)83.018314.8326
tasteful (not lewd)82.85917.7266
go-getter (not slugabed)82.818316.370
kind (not cruel)82.421415.1271
inspiring (not cringeworthy)82.35518.745
decisive (not hesitant)82.315716.8282
active (not slothful)82.124915.8298
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)82.16824.875
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.013817.9285
emancipated (not enslaved)82.07215.7283
methodical (not astonishing)81.85623.3324
resolute (not wavering)81.88921.345
cautious (not impulsive)81.85115.2311
mathematical (not literary)81.73820.7278
practical (not imaginative)81.510518.3320
neurotypical (not autistic)81.16017.4263
nurturing (not poisonous)81.113215.687
stable (not moody)81.01720.8296
high-tech (not low-tech)80.89217.5301
respectful (not rude)80.614219.5308
fresh (not stinky)80.415119.8121
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.320519.965
altruistic (not selfish)80.111115.3298
honorable (not cunning)80.010020.7286
modest (not flamboyant)79.810416.7274
🌟 (not 💩)79.722323.754
assertive (not passive)79.129115.9323
manicured (not scruffy)79.129820.6308
impartial (not biased)78.9221.4298
scholarly (not crafty)78.85622.5293
mighty (not puny)78.223217.1266
🤺 (not 🏌)78.119924.145
well behaved (not mischievous)78.07820.2326
equitable (not hypocritical)78.08218.734
real (not philosophical)77.88620.3228
realist (not idealist)77.67422.346
sober (not indulgent)77.56020.1267
official (not backdoor)77.56422.2317
sane (not crazy)77.57519.458
important (not irrelevant)77.335924.894
compersive (not jealous)77.35517.3237
soulful (not soulless)77.330920.333
curious (not apathetic)77.215021.5278
concrete (not abstract)77.19218.954
angelic (not demonic)77.015218.2291
🧗 (not 🛌)76.718619.988
technophile (not luddite)76.69221.3249
street-smart (not sheltered)76.525520.9264
disarming (not creepy)76.417716.791
bold (not shy)76.349017.8279
nerd (not jock)76.125619.8294
literal (not metaphorical)76.19421.3283
🧠 (not 💪)75.928628.257
liberal (not conservative)75.816022.359
skeptical (not spiritual)75.428720.1254
dominant (not submissive)75.334515.7285
bookish (not sporty)75.228922.8256
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.211220.6297
devout (not heathen)75.111516.6224
serious (not playful)75.028418.2298
interesting (not tiresome)74.922822.4291
armoured (not vulnerable)74.922716.8325
tactful (not indiscreet)74.117822.563
😇 (not 😈)74.017520.972
reasoned (not instinctual)73.88725.8307
permanent (not transient)73.811824.897
wholesome (not salacious)73.821926.156
cooperative (not competitive)73.711525.5295
introspective (not not introspective)73.518322.091
refined (not rugged)73.324921.4253
💝 (not 💔)73.311823.882
deep (not shallow)73.023619.763
formal (not intimate)72.815118.083
urban (not rural)72.629321.394
normal (not weird)72.57921.5273
strict (not lenient)72.423718.4274
worldly (not innocent)72.237523.1270
charming (not awkward)72.028819.7259
fast (not slow)71.931721.8267
focused on the present (not focused on the future)71.811022.7246
private (not gregarious)71.826720.5267
😊 (not 🤣)71.720722.756
patient (not impatient)71.612221.793
bright (not depressed)71.614921.3307
demure (not vain)71.512216.6260
open-minded (not close-minded)71.220621.1309
humble (not arrogant)71.016920.0281
complimentary (not insulting)71.020224.842
📈 (not 📉)71.016625.969
moderate (not extreme)70.89619.4268
pure (not debased)70.823220.6256
work-first (not family-first)70.828021.3275
suspicious (not awkward)70.633218.1255
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.525820.9222
cool (not dorky)70.225422.271
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.132820.551
purple (not orange)69.710723.7243
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.544322.6252
😀 (not 😭)69.214821.969
average (not deviant)69.29023.3202
👽 (not 🤡)69.117722.745
alpha (not beta)69.040525.6297
serious (not bold)68.615825.8324
classical (not avant-garde)68.522621.935
bossy (not meek)68.447417.3301
objective (not subjective)68.47728.932
extraordinary (not mundane)68.338423.5303
statist (not anarchist)68.319224.080
🧢 (not 🎩)68.323128.943
forgiving (not vengeful)67.425421.8247
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.442023.8264
smooth (not rough)67.420624.7264
🐩 (not 🐒)67.424526.461
chaste (not lustful)67.314720.3245
🤖 (not 👻)67.117626.253
stylish (not slovenly)67.038324.1260
gendered (not androgynous)67.069327.190
minimalist (not pack rat)67.019425.746
good-humored (not angry)66.930521.3292
🤔 (not 🤫)66.719228.957
tame (not wild)66.618624.3242
fortunate (not unlucky)66.517220.1249
modern (not historical)66.527823.8191
reserved (not chatty)66.228123.2278
insider (not outsider)66.215525.0194
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.217231.696
feminine (not masculine)66.026621.2303
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.027019.081
quiet (not loud)65.726622.3281
industrial (not domestic)65.722724.547
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.745625.781
traditional (not unorthodox)65.521624.150
empirical (not theoretical)65.219132.5266
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)65.127829.758
democratic (not authoritarian)64.930526.6251
obedient (not rebellious)64.919425.5294
frugal (not lavish)64.632518.2211
utilitarian (not decorative)64.640927.833
stoic (not expressive)64.324225.2310
warm (not quarrelsome)64.324323.7314
basic (not hipster)63.739421.4255
🐘 (not 🐀)63.622826.6121
politically correct (not edgy)63.521326.5301
hoarder (not unprepared)63.534315.3203
monastic (not hedonist)63.311124.923
🐮 (not 🐷)63.322421.975
hard (not soft)63.239125.446
😏 (not 😬)62.932024.448
regular (not zany)62.816825.065
night owl (not morning lark)62.740926.8154
guarded (not open)62.558324.4249
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.433125.1250
hard (not soft)62.341521.0261
accepting (not judgemental)62.327227.0191
involved (not remote)61.954826.1285
existentialist (not nihilist)61.934122.125
conventional (not creative)61.528227.9294
rigid (not flexible)61.437122.6292
genuine (not sarcastic)61.335728.0273
🧐 (not 😎)61.329033.467
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.034324.3224
individualist (not communal)61.042430.429
sweet (not bitter)60.833921.4266
🤐 (not 😜)60.638125.960
child free (not pronatalist)60.549425.8159
trusting (not charming)60.420826.9276
feisty (not gracious)59.957025.8241
straight (not queer)59.871930.388
👟 (not 🥾)59.535631.269
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.434927.8215
joyful (not miserable)59.424220.158
rich (not poor)59.048915.0256
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.741128.9306
spicy (not mild)58.450924.4285
happy (not sad)58.025319.1250
eastern (not western)57.98734.372
mainstream (not arcane)57.726324.7267
explorer (not builder)57.537229.7266
repetitive (not varied)57.449627.983
obsessed (not aloof)57.354823.4259
playful (not shy)57.260918.5253
unassuming (not pretentious)57.225430.457
🥰 (not 🙃)57.037830.190
warm (not cold)56.543924.0281
resistant (not resigned)56.470825.7248
introvert (not extrovert)55.931224.9264
hurried (not leisurely)55.746923.3279
multicolored (not monochrome)55.638028.347
funny (not humorless)55.549823.5289
vanilla (not kinky)55.440625.2230
socialist (not libertarian)55.216425.8194
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.021232.1236
atheist (not theist)55.051728.834
ferocious (not pacifist)54.656326.5236
political (not nonpolitical)54.348528.4250
suspicious (not trusting)54.254828.7273
complicated (not simple)54.260628.2296
optimistic (not pessimistic)53.941824.1253
young (not old)53.355017.1294
thin (not thick)52.956924.5205
🤠 (not 🤑)52.954227.064
tall (not short)52.655221.8254
🐐 (not 🦒)52.467030.373
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.365124.3184
glad (not mad)52.338024.355
brave (not careful)52.160530.3305
first-mate (not captain)51.850331.9290
tense (not relaxed)51.475423.4291
sorrowful (not cheery)51.160522.4259
🐴 (not 🦄)51.155829.860
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.039825.6277
🧕 (not 💃)51.034427.095
🐿 (not 🦇)51.054130.849
🥳 (not 🥴)50.839526.751
reclusive (not social)50.544324.2108

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. Dana Scully (0.929)
  2. Janet Fraiser (0.927)
  3. Samantha Carter (0.912)
  4. Peggy Carter (0.903)
  5. Olivia Benson (0.897)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.743)
  2. Oscar Bluth (-0.713)
  3. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.661)
  4. A.J. Soprano (-0.66)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.648)

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: ENFP (r = 0.78)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.74)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.65)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.61)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.6)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.58)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.41)
  8. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.39)
  9. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.38)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.37)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.37)
  12. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.37)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.26)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.22)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.21)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.16)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.1)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.06)
  19. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.03)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.07)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.17)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.25)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.27)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.47)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.58)


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