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Jim Burns Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Jim Burns is a character from The Fall.

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
side character (not main character)100.010.03
💔 (not 💝)91.1814.721
gendered (not androgynous)90.45713.719
straight (not queer)89.96711.217
basic (not hipster)87.52313.028
conventional (not creative)87.1238.530
humorless (not funny)86.03013.526
corporate (not freelance)86.04715.523
everyman (not chosen one)85.21418.343
tense (not relaxed)85.123112.524
monochrome (not multicolored)85.04017.928
old (not young)84.212510.723
miserable (not joyful)83.910613.628
gloomy (not sunny)83.312516.122
dramatic (not comedic)82.820716.067
🥴 (not 🥳)81.85011.024
haunted (not blissful)81.823515.435
mild (not spicy)81.64912.918
masculine (not feminine)80.848719.129
rigid (not flexible)80.815420.924
regular (not zany)80.81925.924
subdued (not exuberant)80.61414.221
vintage (not trendy)80.630718.153
sheriff (not outlaw)80.420219.023
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)80.210216.130
🏌 (not 🤺)80.21516.218
guarded (not open)79.946913.127
sorrowful (not cheery)79.118324.118
practical (not imaginative)78.926720.533
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)78.87418.456
work-first (not family-first)78.728723.927
unambiguous (not mysterious)78.611519.725
lost (not enlightened)78.512521.921
factual (not poetic)78.419024.537
🧐 (not 😎)78.211717.826
classical (not avant-garde)78.212222.523
mundane (not extraordinary)77.84816.130
depressed (not bright)77.612121.629
predictable (not quirky)77.66423.450
conservative (not liberal)77.412315.122
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.315818.520
repetitive (not varied)77.210119.023
English (not German)76.752628.924
historical (not modern)76.620319.422
dry (not moist)76.611421.625
serious (not playful)76.547614.223
bookish (not sporty)76.558119.834
stubborn (not accommodating)76.562117.444
skeptical (not spiritual)76.447425.318
awkward (not charming)76.313519.820
non-gamer (not gamer)76.232727.836
sad (not happy)76.227012.723
pessimistic (not optimistic)76.119117.227
scientific (not artistic)76.034818.725
traditional (not unorthodox)76.017624.823
offended (not chill)76.030322.430
😭 (not 😀)75.912018.926
🤖 (not 👻)75.812116.121
entitled (not grateful)75.535822.435
rich (not poor)75.452317.418
beta (not alpha)75.221921.817
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)75.126523.330
hurried (not leisurely)75.016021.627
traumatized (not flourishing)74.843019.529
sexist (not feminist)74.821219.620
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.640415.623
chortling (not giggling)74.626323.314
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.551514.318
jealous (not compersive)74.527622.623
uncreative (not open to new experinces)74.49217.519
geriatric (not vibrant)74.45017.828
obedient (not rebellious)74.319219.419
off-key (not musical)74.217423.718
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.249024.144
🎩 (not 🧢)74.045326.128
modest (not flamboyant)73.935023.218
bitter (not sweet)73.833621.318
moody (not stable)73.656928.125
winter (not summer)73.631225.041
tiresome (not interesting)73.56525.329
secretive (not open-book)73.455822.121
rock (not rap)73.275818.036
serious (not bold)73.217725.928
slow-talking (not fast-talking)73.210819.021
introvert (not extrovert)72.923523.723
vanilla (not kinky)72.727326.718
salacious (not wholesome)72.631020.127
moderate (not extreme)72.514224.235
preppy (not punk rock)72.554616.517
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.438517.955
tame (not wild)72.222424.527
confidential (not gossiping)72.172522.030
weakass (not badass)72.112917.752
centrist (not radical)72.16825.429
lustful (not chaste)72.042227.424
🐴 (not 🦄)72.039129.719
🤐 (not 😜)72.034525.529
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)72.019223.421
businesslike (not chivalrous)71.836230.620
quiet (not loud)71.636322.926
desperate (not high standards)71.619926.252
private (not gregarious)71.555420.424
hypocritical (not equitable)71.530427.228
careful (not brave)71.414718.523
presidential (not folksy)71.442623.621
utilitarian (not decorative)71.344122.926
🤡 (not 👽)71.217423.525
political (not nonpolitical)71.241420.421
debased (not pure)71.038121.624
intense (not lighthearted)70.973621.824
anxious (not calm)70.849824.121
codependent (not independent)70.823630.528
literal (not metaphorical)70.733224.518
shy (not playful)70.411721.823
triggered (not trolling)70.440419.319
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)70.475220.916
pensive (not serene)70.355424.230
dorky (not cool)70.233321.521
deep (not epic)70.212919.443
not genocidal (not genocidal)70.290229.034
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)70.266024.646
statist (not anarchist)70.030025.821
sheltered (not street-smart)69.926322.616
mad (not glad)69.751417.817
puny (not mighty)69.413420.422
monotone (not expressive)69.120527.040
opinionated (not neutral)69.0121424.143
uninspiring (not charismatic)68.98330.021
judgemental (not accepting)68.751528.519
biased (not impartial)68.665524.618
angry (not good-humored)68.636124.125
😬 (not 😏)68.624629.822
impatient (not patient)68.669121.125
🙃 (not 🥰)68.634524.224
emotional (not unemotional)68.687125.854
normie (not freak)68.330124.146
white knight (not bad boy)68.266822.040
on-time (not tardy)68.185825.853
methodical (not astonishing)68.055619.827
jealous (not opinionated)68.09932.844
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)67.927828.719
🛌 (not 🧗)67.922625.920
often crying (not never cries)67.935227.644
sheeple (not conspiracist)67.77126.623
precise (not vague)67.772423.221
studious (not goof-off)67.593026.120
concrete (not abstract)67.548828.817
🐐 (not 🦒)67.445126.429
punchable (not loveable)67.334524.131
quarrelsome (not warm)67.262919.617
Pepsi (not Coke)67.28831.436
princess (not queen)67.227129.738
vain (not demure)66.952926.520
poisonous (not nurturing)66.941924.518
wooden (not plastic)66.875323.023
self-destructive (not self-improving)66.653126.419
slow (not fast)66.514823.018
reasoned (not instinctual)66.333326.717
selfish (not altruistic)66.350724.522
child free (not pronatalist)66.369628.625
stoic (not expressive)66.037223.326
works hard (not plays hard)65.890226.525
workaholic (not slacker)65.8121024.427
low-tech (not high-tech)65.753019.322
resigned (not resistant)65.54327.821
close-minded (not open-minded)65.534723.825
believable (not poorly-written)65.4138526.216
earth (not air)65.367929.841
orderly (not chaotic)65.267728.624
🐀 (not 🐘)65.237531.623
long-winded (not concise)65.033024.526
official (not backdoor)64.940428.929
realistic (not fantastical)64.970127.539
empath (not psychopath)64.889023.145
thick (not thin)64.738730.322
insulting (not complimentary)64.751123.620
self-conscious (not self-assured)64.622726.628
privileged (not oppressed)64.592425.023
oblivious (not alert)64.430727.525
vulnerable (not armoured)64.435426.133
enslaved (not emancipated)64.316226.327
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)64.362324.619
gatherer (not hunter)64.352832.722
thrifty (not extravagant)64.353022.018
cheesy (not chic)64.259024.250
western (not eastern)64.172827.922
scholarly (not crafty)64.041228.023
meek (not bossy)63.931029.028
arrogant (not humble)63.875328.218
penny-pincher (not overspender)63.861124.118
reactive (not proactive)63.844828.051
creepy (not disarming)63.727024.319
formal (not intimate)63.657326.921
🐷 (not 🐮)63.625029.319
💩 (not 🌟)63.425524.622
jaded (not innocent)63.496428.738
🧠 (not 💪)63.2106123.528
lewd (not tasteful)63.133225.021
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.738231.831
intellectual (not physical)62.697728.618
insecure (not confident)62.630627.225
tight (not loose)62.695026.126
atheist (not theist)62.480332.516
trusting (not charming)62.343320.430
human (not animalistic)62.3116129.525
🧕 (not 💃)62.327530.820
reserved (not chatty)62.267629.222
twitchy (not still)62.282526.442
fearmongering (not reassuring)62.249029.040
permanent (not transient)62.162327.417
submissive (not dominant)62.041528.820
real (not philosophical)62.088930.629
indulgent (not sober)61.971530.421
stuttering (not rhythmic)61.926125.233
soulful (not soulless)61.8127726.618
yes-man (not contrarian)61.830732.638
ugly (not beautiful)61.720128.619
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.656725.725
neurotypical (not autistic)61.5119724.918
ranged (not melee)61.551626.214
disorganized (not self-disciplined)61.437227.318
passive (not assertive)61.427226.627
communal (not individualist)61.433826.018
nerd (not jock)61.390126.235
bashful (not exhibitionist)61.331528.248
well behaved (not mischievous)61.256825.029
valedictorian (not drop out)61.2105433.620
reclusive (not social)60.958226.317
Roman (not Greek)60.942434.418
gullible (not cynical)60.941529.437
🥶 (not 🥵)60.843431.233
worldly (not innocent)60.6113125.529
rough (not smooth)60.662824.825
💀 (not 🎃)60.670632.931
purple (not orange)60.556231.730
🤔 (not 🤫)60.573930.216
ironic (not profound)60.557619.829
water (not fire)60.549527.226
lover (not fighter)60.566923.134
thinker (not doer)60.533428.949
repulsive (not attractive)60.429024.227
lowbrow (not highbrow)60.430822.417
antagonist (not protagonist)60.433025.541
high IQ (not low IQ)60.2147027.023
ignorant (not knowledgeable)60.131125.522
sexual (not asexual)60.0109025.831
📉 (not 📈)59.925231.217
foolish (not wise)59.754530.118
scruffy (not manicured)59.756030.717
soft (not hard)59.764828.032
reliable (not experimental)59.781428.927
OCD (not ADHD)59.797929.942
dog person (not cat person)59.768835.345
cold (not warm)59.565826.740
pointed (not random)59.5126226.947
disreputable (not prestigious)59.144124.219
helpless (not resourceful)59.118325.423
egalitarian (not racist)59.1153421.817
unlucky (not fortunate)59.073131.821
two-faced (not one-faced)58.951130.736
unprepared (not hoarder)58.840123.426
suspicious (not trusting)58.688032.032
pacifist (not ferocious)58.653625.418
rational (not whimsical)58.692530.428
perverted (not clean)58.648926.140
prudish (not flirtatious)58.661829.027
mainstream (not arcane)58.448731.025
envious (not prideful)58.415929.856
sickly (not healthy)58.334530.922
tall (not short)58.292824.037
politically correct (not edgy)58.261328.230
luddite (not technophile)58.267221.721
average (not deviant)58.246026.721
hesitant (not decisive)57.937830.825
villainous (not heroic)57.739320.717
bad-cook (not good-cook)57.772225.534
🏀 (not 🎨)57.562626.144
trash (not treasure)57.229124.321
always down (not picky)57.246831.438
interrupting (not attentive)57.172531.546
reasonable (not deranged)57.098026.028
demanding (not unchallenging)56.9140630.847
emotional (not logical)56.891031.236
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.875131.622
generalist (not specialist)56.837627.523
driven (not unambitious)56.7172226.532
linear (not circular)56.770130.425
resolute (not wavering)56.6129724.118
dunce (not genius)56.440828.529
genuine (not sarcastic)56.388023.926
Russian (not French)56.349921.018
flower child (not goth)56.3110626.037
touchy-feely (not distant)56.369428.630
subjective (not objective)56.070930.829
stinky (not fresh)56.047026.623
competitive (not cooperative)55.9109827.732
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.978227.627
paranoid (not naive)55.9105430.744
builder (not explorer)55.675627.59
slugabed (not go-getter)55.616525.926
😊 (not 🤣)55.6111527.328
master (not apprentice)55.5119727.618
obsessed (not aloof)55.4124428.425
devout (not heathen)55.492227.818
direct (not roundabout)55.4129427.432
pretentious (not unassuming)55.497532.826
🥾 (not 👟)55.481232.928
stingy (not generous)55.360726.133
urban (not rural)55.2129132.326
receiving (not giving)55.263131.534
diligent (not lazy)55.1168831.916
mathematical (not literary)55.159431.426
slothful (not active)55.121624.119
industrial (not domestic)55.084631.824
indie (not pop)55.0119128.633
civilized (not barbaric)54.9126724.620
frugal (not lavish)54.997826.622
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.9127526.234
cannibal (not vegan)54.879634.126
frenzied (not sleepy)54.8163425.626
machiavellian (not transparent)54.882634.333
idealist (not realist)54.780531.325
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.748522.815
refined (not rugged)54.6103027.619
eloquent (not unpolished)54.6113428.121
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.680131.427
vengeful (not forgiving)54.587725.932
kind (not cruel)54.5138026.524
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.593931.327
not introspective (not introspective)54.545232.316
consistent (not variable)54.4110730.720
realistic (not ambitious)54.459728.851
underachiever (not overachiever)54.432626.732
first-mate (not captain)54.390732.520
sage (not whippersnapper)54.379733.020
straightforward (not cryptic)54.2137027.620
remote (not involved)54.129730.825
oxymoron (not tautology)54.1104528.416
incompetent (not competent)54.032132.729
strict (not lenient)53.999524.023
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.978130.717
respectful (not rude)53.8114626.520
🤑 (not 🤠)53.866832.822
persistent (not quitter)53.7187633.220
existentialist (not nihilist)53.5125030.814
Italian (not Swedish)53.592529.228
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.584430.623
stoic (not hypochondriac)53.5113227.448
mature (not juvenile)53.4104526.319
scrub (not legit)53.435434.821
😈 (not 😇)53.385724.123
insider (not outsider)53.178030.514
🐩 (not 🐒)53.199531.923
romantic (not dispassionate)53.1136730.923
cautious (not impulsive)53.090932.120
libertarian (not socialist)53.0104332.026
sensible (not ludicrous)53.0114328.527
curious (not apathetic)52.9146629.518
devoted (not unfaithful)52.8164132.848
weird (not normal)52.7116131.332
shallow (not deep)52.757829.619
rustic (not cultured)52.766929.352
cunning (not honorable)52.674022.127
efficient (not overprepared)52.6149428.926
love-focused (not money-focused)52.6131929.242
loyal (not traitorous)52.5154226.223
factual (not exaggerating)52.594730.140
demonic (not angelic)52.478622.728
fixable (not unfixable)52.4120528.116
awkward (not suspicious)52.364430.121
coordinated (not clumsy)52.2131129.919
proper (not scandalous)52.293828.626
flimsy (not sturdy)52.253029.732
common sense (not analysis)52.272230.048
timid (not cocky)52.146331.634
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.071328.221
slovenly (not stylish)51.966328.220
sane (not crazy)51.994825.525
indiscreet (not tactful)51.860428.920
sugarcoated (not frank)51.838029.734
motivated (not unmotivated)51.8180331.249
shy (not bold)51.728026.419
theoretical (not empirical)51.764933.818
irrelevant (not important)51.527231.018
minimalist (not pack rat)51.4110926.123
neat (not messy)51.3122529.526
🦇 (not 🐿)51.379728.624
complicated (not simple)51.2141534.527
head@clouds (not down2earth)51.189332.528
morning lark (not night owl)51.176034.225
pro (not noob)51.1149928.127
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.192827.917
feisty (not gracious)51.0139618.924
bored (not interested)51.040432.051
washed (not muddy)51.0126530.035
monastic (not hedonist)50.981727.725
metrosexual (not macho)50.9124325.428
soft (not hard)50.889124.218
blacksmith (not tailor)50.374926.721
unobservant (not perceptive)50.434129.437
authoritarian (not democratic)50.586631.226

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Principal Skinner (0.788)
  2. Sam Healy (0.786)
  3. Michael Groff (0.763)
  4. Dale Harding (0.742)
  5. Cornelius Fudge (0.72)
  6. Cyril Figgis (0.707)
  7. Jack Crawford (0.705)
  8. James Norrington (0.704)
  9. Frank Burns (0.698)
  10. Ross Geller (0.696)
  1. Goh Peik Lin (-0.619)
  2. Genie (-0.592)
  3. Hobbes (-0.588)
  4. Phoebe Buffay (-0.586)
  5. Ed (-0.575)
  6. George Weasley (-0.569)
  7. Ty Lee (-0.569)
  8. Robin Hood (-0.568)
  9. Pinkie Pie (-0.563)
  10. Nymphadora Tonks (-0.563)

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

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


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