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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
diligent (not lazy)92.91178.8269
competent (not incompetent)92.77611.5324
valedictorian (not drop out)92.65413.276
perceptive (not unobservant)92.07110.325
high IQ (not low IQ)91.61489.9288
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.18010.526
feminist (not sexist)90.57011.299
coordinated (not clumsy)90.09510.8278
scientific (not artistic)89.73413.5308
beautiful (not ugly)89.522612.468
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.415811.6292
clean (not perverted)89.16911.134
on-time (not tardy)88.812415.836
egalitarian (not racist)88.714311.881
precise (not vague)88.63813.6229
persistent (not quitter)88.537415.563
heroic (not villainous)88.316212.8254
resourceful (not helpless)88.319415.956
civilized (not barbaric)88.010614.2308
wise (not foolish)87.94811.5311
confident (not insecure)87.811111.8308
healthy (not sickly)87.77411.9276
pro (not noob)87.420515.276
rational (not whimsical)87.34512.9298
badass (not weakass)87.32739.223
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)87.15318.882
reasonable (not deranged)87.13811.561
loyal (not traitorous)87.034515.0316
orderly (not chaotic)86.86216.0276
mature (not juvenile)86.89018.559
studious (not goof-off)86.615613.577
reassuring (not fearmongering)86.43320.423
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.39015.1300
sensible (not ludicrous)86.33214.0301
down2earth (not head@clouds)86.23614.6295
motivated (not unmotivated)86.144114.215
independent (not codependent)86.012117.3305
direct (not roundabout)85.812114.6314
legit (not scrub)85.810413.682
no-nonsense (not dramatic)85.63218.5117
works hard (not plays hard)85.511614.0326
driven (not unambitious)85.240014.9298
realistic (not fantastical)85.25915.037
factual (not exaggerating)85.24915.627
intellectual (not physical)85.018216.4280
human (not animalistic)85.014017.5328
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.48816.0313
confidential (not gossiping)84.418815.3282
pointed (not random)84.419919.035
neat (not messy)84.317216.5227
genius (not dunce)84.216915.5301
alert (not oblivious)84.217114.275
straightforward (not cryptic)84.15118.9287
sturdy (not flimsy)84.116414.428
treasure (not trash)84.026113.977
sheriff (not outlaw)83.711215.6297
logical (not emotional)83.66116.3291
specialist (not generalist)83.43020.353
calm (not anxious)83.43315.6304
eloquent (not unpolished)83.417617.9284
prestigious (not disreputable)83.310518.7278
master (not apprentice)83.327022.5119
workaholic (not slacker)83.342212.247
factual (not poetic)83.37020.920
high standards (not desperate)83.313817.140
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.28923.979
kind (not cruel)83.034414.6282
proper (not scandalous)83.07815.8266
attractive (not repulsive)82.932814.8331
tasteful (not lewd)82.58817.9268
cynical (not gullible)82.517717.316
queen (not princess)82.421125.718
inspiring (not cringeworthy)82.49118.550
enlightened (not lost)82.34018.425
fixable (not unfixable)82.21513.916
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.121417.6285
active (not slothful)82.139515.4303
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.124917.182
OCD (not ADHD)82.110911.825
practical (not imaginative)82.014917.9331
decisive (not hesitant)81.925916.9284
rhythmic (not stuttering)81.81738.218
emancipated (not enslaved)81.711816.1278
mathematical (not literary)81.76120.7289
resolute (not wavering)81.714420.450
cautious (not impulsive)81.68415.4317
go-getter (not slugabed)81.536418.280
methodical (not astonishing)81.49423.6334
realist (not idealist)81.36419.359
fresh (not stinky)81.326018.2130
stable (not moody)81.02021.1307
overachiever (not underachiever)81.040617.225
respectful (not rude)80.921419.2306
neurotypical (not autistic)80.911217.8261
high-tech (not low-tech)80.915217.3304
never cries (not often crying)80.719116.618
nurturing (not poisonous)80.622015.695
loveable (not punchable)80.220523.522
cultured (not rustic)80.014713.513
altruistic (not selfish)79.918315.3306
manicured (not scruffy)79.843519.7314
honorable (not cunning)79.716921.2305
🌟 (not 💩)79.740723.064
modest (not flamboyant)79.713216.5290
one-faced (not two-faced)79.629723.724
reliable (not experimental)79.415120.227
assertive (not passive)79.242216.0327
consistent (not variable)79.013316.623
scholarly (not crafty)78.88722.1306
equitable (not hypocritical)78.89317.753
impartial (not biased)78.6221.4300
mighty (not puny)78.336717.2273
real (not philosophical)78.313519.9238
soulful (not soulless)78.248119.742
sane (not crazy)78.211119.262
well behaved (not mischievous)78.113020.6336
concrete (not abstract)78.111618.265
disarming (not creepy)78.025616.497
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)78.011215.436
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.99117.720
proactive (not reactive)77.81921.710
businesslike (not chivalrous)77.819524.334
empath (not psychopath)77.732319.839
giving (not receiving)77.526416.017
official (not backdoor)77.39322.0320
compersive (not jealous)77.39817.4237
still (not twitchy)77.27219.136
angelic (not demonic)76.825318.5300
sober (not indulgent)76.89120.8274
bold (not shy)76.680217.4286
technophile (not luddite)76.513821.3249
street-smart (not sheltered)76.539520.6264
important (not irrelevant)76.565725.7104
liberal (not conservative)76.525221.969
English (not German)76.541518.117
frank (not sugarcoated)76.543024.820
curious (not apathetic)76.427922.0279
🧠 (not 💪)76.347128.271
bookish (not sporty)76.246922.5266
nerd (not jock)76.141019.8294
🧗 (not 🛌)75.835120.795
opinionated (not jealous)75.837917.716
literal (not metaphorical)75.515422.2302
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.517820.4303
concise (not long-winded)75.39123.212
skeptical (not spiritual)75.344920.2264
dominant (not submissive)75.156316.1287
devout (not heathen)75.114216.8227
interesting (not tiresome)75.142122.7292
introspective (not not introspective)74.823922.197
serious (not playful)74.743818.3302
protagonist (not antagonist)74.651127.418
armoured (not vulnerable)74.636216.9334
😇 (not 😈)74.527621.285
tactful (not indiscreet)74.425322.968
🤺 (not 🏌)74.447828.258
deep (not shallow)74.330619.586
reasoned (not instinctual)73.912026.0310
💝 (not 💔)73.822223.387
refined (not rugged)73.735021.2254
vegan (not cannibal)73.723324.125
believable (not poorly-written)73.665530.618
permanent (not transient)73.517224.9106
earth (not air)73.525726.435
cooperative (not competitive)72.717326.2302
formal (not intimate)72.524719.399
strict (not lenient)72.337618.6275
charming (not awkward)72.148819.4265
private (not gregarious)72.139420.3278
demure (not vain)72.116316.5264
frenzied (not sleepy)72.158316.829
attentive (not interrupting)72.027025.526
fast (not slow)71.954721.3266
worldly (not innocent)71.760023.5284
normal (not weird)71.713621.9280
patient (not impatient)71.716223.5104
focused on the present (not focused on the future)71.615923.5247
wholesome (not salacious)71.640626.568
urban (not rural)71.653021.6108
work-first (not family-first)71.438520.4273
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.462729.07
📈 (not 📉)71.328025.876
humble (not arrogant)71.325820.5288
analysis (not common sense)71.230425.910
chic (not cheesy)71.223119.918
bright (not depressed)71.126021.2307
moderate (not extreme)71.013019.3269
suspicious (not awkward)70.950618.1261
😊 (not 🤣)70.837622.770
grateful (not entitled)70.828919.040
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.729528.914
transparent (not machiavellian)70.719326.616
open-minded (not close-minded)70.636621.4304
purple (not orange)70.617622.8250
statist (not anarchist)70.524023.385
innocent (not jaded)70.516027.513
prideful (not envious)70.456922.446
good-cook (not bad-cook)70.418220.822
pure (not debased)70.336821.2264
white knight (not bad boy)70.346529.817
gatherer (not hunter)70.031928.919
highbrow (not lowbrow)69.741220.9220
interested (not bored)69.756523.026
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.775223.2252
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.752021.757
alpha (not beta)69.264625.5307
average (not deviant)69.013423.7210
👽 (not 🤡)69.027322.450
bossy (not meek)68.675017.4310
non-gamer (not gamer)68.650332.941
extraordinary (not mundane)68.564323.5311
serious (not bold)68.424626.2334
wooden (not plastic)68.354617.923
tame (not wild)68.226824.2257
complimentary (not insulting)68.242024.249
cool (not dorky)68.147124.079
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)68.124230.9101
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.151922.718
good-humored (not angry)68.046921.1296
😀 (not 😭)68.032222.287
🧢 (not 🎩)67.939429.153
smooth (not rough)67.530324.5267
🤔 (not 🤫)67.528828.664
tautology (not oxymoron)67.54424.610
chill (not offended)67.422321.923
profound (not ironic)67.420529.321
minimalist (not pack rat)67.429025.749
fortunate (not unlucky)67.325619.9261
forgiving (not vengeful)67.341421.6252
generous (not stingy)67.355823.131
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.172923.7268
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.139628.973
🐩 (not 🐒)67.140827.266
classical (not avant-garde)67.040222.441
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.037717.787
devoted (not unfaithful)67.0103926.59
chaste (not lustful)66.824520.6249
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.742927.214
stylish (not slovenly)66.563924.2268
tight (not loose)66.566421.135
🤖 (not 👻)66.328526.261
insider (not outsider)66.123025.0202
gendered (not androgynous)66.0112126.9101
industrial (not domestic)66.032324.757
linear (not circular)66.022027.116
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)66.062931.612
feminine (not masculine)65.844621.3305
reserved (not chatty)65.845323.4279
indie (not pop)65.854224.021
modern (not historical)65.749924.3189
winter (not summer)65.741728.713
corporate (not freelance)65.336529.831
deep (not epic)65.320525.426
objective (not subjective)65.220128.840
French (not Russian)65.144224.019
democratic (not authoritarian)65.046626.7250
warm (not quarrelsome)65.038623.8321
utilitarian (not decorative)65.059326.743
quiet (not loud)64.939922.3285
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)64.877526.285
traditional (not unorthodox)64.737423.062
🐮 (not 🐷)64.731022.573
efficient (not overprepared)64.766134.322
ranged (not melee)64.429628.514
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.461332.640
frugal (not lavish)64.349518.3210
obedient (not rebellious)64.334925.4293
hard (not soft)64.358325.255
sage (not whippersnapper)64.331025.522
flower child (not goth)64.266225.018
empirical (not theoretical)64.131832.6271
🐘 (not 🐀)64.137626.3121
Italian (not Swedish)64.144821.618
normie (not freak)64.035325.732
stoic (not expressive)63.934725.2310
🥵 (not 🥶)63.941527.626
hoarder (not unprepared)63.856315.6200
realistic (not ambitious)63.824528.330
basic (not hipster)63.657821.1256
opinionated (not neutral)63.6115630.248
politically correct (not edgy)63.537126.6300
thinker (not doer)63.520832.531
accepting (not judgemental)63.245426.9195
accommodating (not stubborn)63.219226.433
guarded (not open)63.191724.3251
fighter (not lover)63.149626.324
night owl (not morning lark)62.866326.6158
flourishing (not traumatized)62.821824.023
washed (not muddy)62.867627.312
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.753324.7255
demanding (not unchallenging)62.5102229.629
monastic (not hedonist)62.222425.428
😏 (not 😬)62.255424.155
involved (not remote)62.191426.2287
contrarian (not yes-man)62.065125.810
sweet (not bitter)61.854921.3273
presidential (not folksy)61.860525.420
hard (not soft)61.666520.9269
conventional (not creative)61.544428.2312
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.551224.6227
rigid (not flexible)61.359722.9299
genuine (not sarcastic)61.355628.4293
trusting (not charming)61.138926.9290
🤐 (not 😜)61.055826.369
straight (not queer)60.7109229.793
regular (not zany)60.734225.871
musical (not off-key)60.638424.020
intense (not lighthearted)60.489723.928
🧐 (not 😎)60.350333.584
child free (not pronatalist)60.277026.4163
atheist (not theist)59.971327.745
individualist (not communal)59.970430.141
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.855827.6225
🥰 (not 🙃)59.757330.9112
👟 (not 🥾)59.656431.180
feisty (not gracious)59.593625.8257
dramatic (not comedic)59.292420.732
pensive (not serene)59.2107929.515
rich (not poor)58.779714.7262
joyful (not miserable)58.744421.069
existentialist (not nihilist)58.676825.132
oppressed (not privileged)58.637527.422
secretive (not open-book)58.686125.718
vintage (not trendy)58.695725.719
love-focused (not money-focused)58.691122.714
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.565529.1306
mainstream (not arcane)57.941824.7269
fire (not water)57.883332.028
spicy (not mild)57.786024.2295
happy (not sad)57.743219.5260
eastern (not western)57.714533.879
obsessed (not aloof)57.690923.6263
explorer (not builder)57.562829.6265
distant (not touchy-feely)57.571225.119
repetitive (not varied)57.473927.699
playful (not shy)57.1101518.5265
resistant (not resigned)57.1114025.6255
Pepsi (not Coke)57.133633.440
warm (not cold)56.274424.4285
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.057723.620
vibrant (not geriatric)56.0101429.024
subdued (not exuberant)55.846621.113
narcissistic (not low self esteem)55.885818.818
introvert (not extrovert)55.751524.8262
funny (not humorless)55.783723.6288
vanilla (not kinky)55.665525.3238
optimistic (not pessimistic)55.663924.5255
hurried (not leisurely)55.679223.4283
cat person (not dog person)55.663435.616
cocky (not timid)55.6109022.118
blacksmith (not tailor)55.549632.620
socialist (not libertarian)55.327025.4195
Roman (not Greek)54.961528.617
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)54.951927.721
predictable (not quirky)54.962630.217
sunny (not gloomy)54.859323.121
emotional (not unemotional)54.8103324.719
asexual (not sexual)54.740126.734
political (not nonpolitical)54.582928.5246
complicated (not simple)54.5101928.0296
blissful (not haunted)54.540424.834
paranoid (not naive)54.491218.016
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.341732.6234
unassuming (not pretentious)54.152931.370
ferocious (not pacifist)54.092226.3244
multicolored (not monochrome)54.068028.656
🤠 (not 🤑)53.790327.975
everyman (not chosen one)53.662031.318
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.598927.819
monotone (not expressive)53.550830.020
centrist (not radical)53.358830.516
thin (not thick)53.290524.4216
young (not old)53.193717.0295
thrifty (not extravagant)53.074824.430
glad (not mad)52.960423.067
🐐 (not 🦒)52.9104930.383
suspicious (not trusting)52.685729.3280
🥳 (not 🥴)52.361026.661
💀 (not 🎃)52.381431.330
brave (not careful)52.1100930.3317
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.1109824.5179
preppy (not punk rock)52.190924.819
picky (not always down)52.193228.417
prudish (not flirtatious)52.165526.021
tense (not relaxed)51.8123223.0295
tall (not short)51.890321.5257
metrosexual (not macho)51.596718.613
romantic (not dispassionate)51.5111226.223
first-mate (not captain)51.379332.1296
🎨 (not 🏀)51.395529.036
social (not reclusive)51.289025.3125
🧕 (not 💃)51.249927.3107
🦇 (not 🐿)51.166430.358
🦄 (not 🐴)51.065731.275
triggered (not trolling)50.1113628.818
rock (not rap)50.8138529.113
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.763525.8278
dry (not moist)50.781425.314
sorrowful (not cheery)50.696722.3266
chortling (not giggling)50.4106725.320

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 (0.908)
  2. Dana Scully (0.906)
  3. Camille Saroyan (0.902)
  4. Samantha Carter (0.896)
  5. Peggy Carter (0.892)
  6. Joan Watson (0.891)
  7. Dr. Audrey Lim (0.882)
  8. Lucius Fox (0.874)
  9. Chloe Decker (0.873)
  10. Olivia Benson (0.873)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.713)
  2. The Deep (-0.713)
  3. Oscar Bluth (-0.674)
  4. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.652)
  5. Jeff Portnoy (-0.649)
  6. A.J. Soprano (-0.647)
  7. Arturo Roman (-0.625)
  8. Homer Simpson (-0.624)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.623)
  10. Barney Gumble (-0.622)

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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