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Dr. Shaun Murphy Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Dr. Shaun Murphy is a character from The Good Doctor.

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
nerd (not jock)97.456.756
high IQ (not low IQ)97.2135.767
🧠 (not 💪)95.31713.367
motivated (not unmotivated)94.55612.933
bookish (not sporty)93.93911.859
direct (not roundabout)93.71512.735
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)93.5615.166
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)93.5812.358
treasure (not trash)92.9249.761
diligent (not lazy)92.714010.144
neat (not messy)92.73214.964
genius (not dunce)92.63819.250
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.55111.751
studious (not goof-off)91.85315.763
workaholic (not slacker)91.511212.162
persistent (not quitter)91.026211.246
works hard (not plays hard)90.92217.944
important (not irrelevant)90.712912.461
egalitarian (not racist)90.310511.347
intellectual (not physical)90.18417.048
extraordinary (not mundane)89.57016.756
one-faced (not two-faced)89.45117.853
clean (not perverted)89.47112.546
literal (not metaphorical)89.21123.556
analysis (not common sense)89.11715.740
loyal (not traitorous)88.931315.550
perceptive (not unobservant)88.421918.866
genuine (not sarcastic)88.34417.876
precise (not vague)88.14616.946
😇 (not 😈)88.15314.148
fresh (not stinky)88.18317.945
protagonist (not antagonist)87.511616.437
🌟 (not 💩)87.217919.547
heroic (not villainous)86.925312.451
chosen one (not everyman)86.82013.435
angelic (not demonic)86.47216.642
scientific (not artistic)86.110821.271
overachiever (not underachiever)85.626716.151
pure (not debased)85.55218.570
competent (not incompetent)85.437520.141
factual (not exaggerating)85.35823.236
main character (not side character)85.229426.123
innocent (not jaded)85.13215.244
introvert (not extrovert)85.15020.757
driven (not unambitious)85.048817.757
not genocidal (not genocidal)84.823126.725
valedictorian (not drop out)84.728921.346
factual (not poetic)84.55522.450
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.438821.559
🎨 (not 🏀)84.423016.456
pro (not noob)84.336819.443
on-time (not tardy)84.328224.838
tense (not relaxed)84.227519.266
resourceful (not helpless)84.242019.655
tight (not loose)84.013416.954
white knight (not bad boy)83.713616.740
washed (not muddy)83.610721.133
straightforward (not cryptic)83.57524.676
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.421631.280
awkward (not suspicious)83.24420.152
devoted (not unfaithful)83.155227.645
gatherer (not hunter)83.18015.549
minimalist (not pack rat)83.02018.341
beautiful (not ugly)82.864118.258
inspiring (not cringeworthy)82.711122.759
mathematical (not literary)82.66424.043
autistic (not neurotypical)82.5525.658
wholesome (not salacious)82.515418.745
rational (not whimsical)82.415322.656
logical (not emotional)82.39726.779
young (not old)81.633216.256
interesting (not tiresome)81.523923.648
kind (not cruel)81.448019.955
reclusive (not social)81.212419.550
😊 (not 🤣)81.111421.448
interested (not bored)80.918220.149
prestigious (not disreputable)80.817816.239
rigid (not flexible)80.715726.454
legit (not scrub)80.730217.837
individualist (not communal)80.523822.369
pointed (not random)80.539625.139
🐿 (not 🦇)80.416223.042
sheltered (not street-smart)80.38422.448
official (not backdoor)80.17021.745
transparent (not machiavellian)80.14330.326
serious (not playful)80.134518.165
frank (not sugarcoated)80.037431.831
picky (not always down)79.913924.045
high standards (not desperate)79.824218.062
wise (not foolish)79.423221.872
anxious (not calm)79.322719.947
innocent (not worldly)79.26525.854
utilitarian (not decorative)79.213520.761
formal (not intimate)79.215428.856
🤖 (not 👻)79.16920.569
distant (not touchy-feely)79.022425.147
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.629022.041
orderly (not chaotic)78.427824.450
👽 (not 🤡)78.310516.948
opinionated (not jealous)78.232424.241
human (not animalistic)78.148625.956
English (not German)78.142627.663
guarded (not open)78.056023.452
work-first (not family-first)77.930223.257
proper (not scandalous)77.922423.141
👟 (not 🥾)77.912327.050
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)77.92925.455
realistic (not fantastical)77.623726.751
believable (not poorly-written)77.551820.845
curious (not apathetic)77.332025.457
manicured (not scruffy)77.361121.561
demanding (not unchallenging)77.264624.756
high-tech (not low-tech)77.126024.046
prudish (not flirtatious)77.111519.033
loveable (not punchable)77.034623.754
OCD (not ADHD)76.830325.342
vanilla (not kinky)76.817624.849
active (not slothful)76.581121.151
go-getter (not slugabed)76.474424.250
thinker (not doer)76.38428.850
love-focused (not money-focused)76.263422.438
honorable (not cunning)76.031926.764
hurried (not leisurely)76.013925.373
📈 (not 📉)76.016328.149
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.946729.944
bright (not depressed)75.818921.151
frenzied (not sleepy)75.848417.054
skeptical (not spiritual)75.552526.855
twitchy (not still)75.532025.444
flower child (not goth)74.946728.637
feminist (not sexist)74.968421.153
stubborn (not accommodating)74.968726.862
vegan (not cannibal)74.826621.352
triggered (not trolling)74.819020.155
complicated (not simple)74.753627.146
modest (not flamboyant)74.532027.963
civilized (not barbaric)74.464626.158
presidential (not folksy)74.233924.039
claustrophobic (not spelunker)74.26726.645
theoretical (not empirical)74.0931.554
deep (not shallow)74.039522.463
sober (not indulgent)73.915525.649
strict (not lenient)73.840226.259
healthy (not sickly)73.765921.435
resolute (not wavering)73.748622.551
non-gamer (not gamer)73.641828.935
opinionated (not neutral)73.599732.247
objective (not subjective)73.46629.249
straight (not queer)73.376127.650
vintage (not trendy)73.361821.738
mild (not spicy)73.217426.052
morning lark (not night owl)73.215930.159
scholarly (not crafty)73.218930.673
pensive (not serene)73.039626.643
introspective (not not introspective)72.838930.048
awkward (not charming)72.819427.468
asexual (not sexual)72.815924.556
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.721724.647
focused on the present (not focused on the future)72.616125.558
🤔 (not 🤫)72.616424.942
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.656332.148
forgiving (not vengeful)72.538825.553
thin (not thick)72.535727.970
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)72.518327.255
preppy (not punk rock)72.554622.357
🎃 (not 💀)72.523022.537
reserved (not chatty)72.139529.354
sweet (not bitter)72.038824.246
specialist (not generalist)71.930832.046
statist (not anarchist)71.923721.827
concise (not long-winded)71.818928.929
chaste (not lustful)71.817625.651
sensible (not ludicrous)71.647625.746
soft (not hard)71.334027.948
disarming (not creepy)71.267922.358
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)71.121528.154
glad (not mad)71.126623.655
contrarian (not yes-man)71.143229.134
sheriff (not outlaw)71.041930.347
water (not fire)70.925631.738
frugal (not lavish)70.934923.048
reasoned (not instinctual)70.821032.748
rock (not rap)70.894319.738
hoarder (not unprepared)70.733120.453
shy (not playful)70.611323.853
💝 (not 💔)70.636027.960
profound (not ironic)70.618426.247
refined (not rugged)70.253029.159
slovenly (not stylish)70.121126.665
realist (not idealist)70.134635.566
🧐 (not 😎)69.832536.154
quiet (not loud)69.641426.560
dorky (not cool)69.635127.754
Swedish (not Italian)69.624428.638
confidential (not gossiping)69.482431.784
oppressed (not privileged)69.324625.451
atheist (not theist)69.153031.148
wooden (not plastic)69.162525.944
private (not gregarious)69.065230.558
demure (not vain)69.030324.147
practical (not imaginative)69.063634.661
enlightened (not lost)69.028025.463
joyful (not miserable)68.631722.837
timid (not cocky)68.516927.836
obsessed (not aloof)68.457723.248
coordinated (not clumsy)68.488428.252
master (not apprentice)68.382526.067
zany (not regular)68.056125.037
natural-talent (not hard-work)68.017331.448
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)67.832032.455
real (not philosophical)67.858135.966
pacifist (not ferocious)67.731927.949
impartial (not biased)67.74533.446
well behaved (not mischievous)67.341226.259
linear (not circular)67.321733.656
tasteful (not lewd)67.272326.445
tailor (not blacksmith)67.265031.249
equitable (not hypocritical)67.150230.065
weird (not normal)67.165127.746
urban (not rural)67.185029.734
🤠 (not 🤑)67.168026.551
builder (not explorer)67.036030.460
trusting (not suspicious)66.937632.844
permanent (not transient)66.843226.033
compersive (not jealous)66.740327.651
cat person (not dog person)66.646434.034
🧕 (not 💃)66.618427.149
nonpolitical (not political)66.527729.542
trusting (not charming)66.426229.453
altruistic (not selfish)66.268226.565
attractive (not repulsive)66.1111426.361
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')66.13933.341
no-nonsense (not dramatic)66.143531.453
😀 (not 😭)66.044224.952
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.839524.361
quirky (not predictable)65.846533.640
existentialist (not nihilist)65.751124.243
metrosexual (not macho)65.765028.166
happy (not sad)65.632819.243
fast (not slow)65.594826.245
cheesy (not chic)65.454729.525
masculine (not feminine)65.390923.743
reasonable (not deranged)65.372724.644
monotone (not expressive)65.328933.142
serious (not bold)65.241132.061
realistic (not ambitious)65.129235.158
libertarian (not socialist)65.030530.627
arcane (not mainstream)65.056229.452
vulnerable (not armoured)65.034028.750
🦒 (not 🐐)65.07231.148
open-book (not secretive)64.931532.362
consistent (not variable)64.965133.772
monochrome (not multicolored)64.849735.239
🤐 (not 😜)64.757832.838
sage (not whippersnapper)64.736930.549
emancipated (not enslaved)64.687526.549
gendered (not androgynous)64.6143427.548
prideful (not envious)64.6104923.560
politically correct (not edgy)64.543228.053
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.272732.126
decisive (not hesitant)64.299632.251
soft (not hard)64.254528.969
good-humored (not angry)64.172624.051
devout (not heathen)64.057728.346
empath (not psychopath)64.091827.147
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.959531.548
vibrant (not geriatric)63.896025.344
tall (not short)63.477624.290
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.450929.256
French (not Russian)63.366127.148
cultured (not rustic)63.380930.135
tame (not wild)63.144228.160
alert (not oblivious)63.197931.945
soulful (not soulless)63.0123530.640
submissive (not dominant)62.938927.438
humble (not arrogant)62.854333.345
Greek (not Roman)62.718032.540
dry (not moist)62.749730.053
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.461826.640
bashful (not exhibitionist)62.426734.049
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.362033.947
obedient (not rebellious)62.246829.542
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)62.2105627.264
grateful (not entitled)62.264027.560
cautious (not impulsive)61.966433.654
sunny (not gloomy)61.959323.369
impatient (not patient)61.891328.452
unorthodox (not traditional)61.879831.552
methodical (not astonishing)61.783135.758
intense (not lighthearted)61.4106532.550
resistant (not resigned)61.2121929.161
unassuming (not pretentious)61.143034.645
nurturing (not poisonous)61.093726.551
sane (not crazy)60.964022.955
ranged (not melee)60.955627.845
indie (not pop)60.695329.628
gracious (not feisty)60.430927.657
stoic (not expressive)60.352632.662
dramatic (not comedic)60.2110626.035
charismatic (not uninspiring)60.1137029.255
😬 (not 😏)60.146135.641
reliable (not experimental)60.180031.262
basic (not hipster)60.084830.656
unemotional (not emotional)59.930027.742
never cries (not often crying)59.986529.732
warm (not quarrelsome)59.864227.047
corporate (not freelance)59.755533.050
blissful (not haunted)59.636130.654
gullible (not cynical)59.644131.629
cooperative (not competitive)59.551929.959
fortunate (not unlucky)59.554828.060
dispassionate (not romantic)59.534229.763
cheery (not sorrowful)59.455824.645
respectful (not rude)59.398225.248
unpatriotic (not patriotic)59.324628.335
fixable (not unfixable)59.292829.155
careful (not brave)59.140135.557
creative (not conventional)59.181139.658
moody (not stable)58.9108731.945
eloquent (not unpolished)58.9101732.532
thrifty (not extravagant)58.975131.652
🛌 (not 🧗)58.543835.259
humorless (not funny)58.454430.553
deviant (not average)58.499432.973
repetitive (not varied)58.484035.864
insulting (not complimentary)58.367725.450
lover (not fighter)58.374629.545
generous (not stingy)58.3103830.155
giving (not receiving)58.3103428.730
traumatized (not flourishing)58.2108930.338
sturdy (not flimsy)58.2118129.052
🥰 (not 🙃)58.179632.548
extreme (not moderate)57.9106929.549
first-mate (not captain)57.881029.450
queen (not princess)57.8103732.524
earth (not air)57.5106936.655
beta (not alpha)57.457929.650
good-cook (not bad-cook)57.168929.740
centrist (not radical)57.055134.230
proactive (not reactive)57.050032.141
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.992133.851
indiscreet (not tactful)56.844336.643
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)56.888227.452
🐮 (not 🐷)56.797929.033
off-key (not musical)56.685331.841
fearmongering (not reassuring)56.662431.233
monastic (not hedonist)56.452929.726
freak (not normie)56.491230.452
🐒 (not 🐩)56.370829.153
technophile (not luddite)56.269329.847
domestic (not industrial)56.268831.350
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.076731.131
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.869329.244
fast-talking (not slow-talking)55.8112632.264
close-minded (not open-minded)55.658629.552
mighty (not puny)55.5131227.659
open to new experinces (not uncreative)55.5137532.269
self-assured (not self-conscious)55.3126833.361
assertive (not passive)55.2135930.457
judgemental (not accepting)55.288931.150
purple (not orange)55.179235.062
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.136724.748
tautology (not oxymoron)54.836931.312
child free (not pronatalist)54.7121834.044
deep (not epic)54.776431.240
🥴 (not 🥳)54.4101033.352
badass (not weakass)54.3140930.441
rich (not poor)54.2108923.951
interrupting (not attentive)54.280634.843
western (not eastern)54.1141532.538
smooth (not rough)53.989030.741
🧢 (not 🎩)53.986334.456
bossy (not meek)53.8132226.945
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.8109128.362
giggling (not chortling)53.753631.854
mature (not juvenile)53.6103827.048
🐀 (not 🐘)53.684229.549
stuttering (not rhythmic)53.640533.846
🦄 (not 🐴)53.573237.933
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.481234.450
optimistic (not pessimistic)53.490330.760
concrete (not abstract)53.2110836.740
modern (not historical)53.1105627.637
chill (not offended)53.172230.658
subdued (not exuberant)53.169224.447
authoritarian (not democratic)52.979132.436
codependent (not independent)52.962031.453
naive (not paranoid)52.760633.437
cold (not warm)52.682928.556
stoic (not hypochondriac)52.6116037.228
winter (not summer)52.592533.730
Pepsi (not Coke)51.380833.354
conservative (not liberal)51.266830.259
🥶 (not 🥵)51.278631.034
outsider (not insider)51.1106138.751
insecure (not confident)50.957533.461
avant-garde (not classical)50.183531.050
overprepared (not efficient)50.842239.855
involved (not remote)50.3160033.936
bold (not shy)50.6170134.950
🏌 (not 🤺)50.645032.249

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 Dr. Shaun Murphy based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Spencer Reid (0.853)
  2. Amy Farrah Fowler (0.818)
  3. Egon Spengler (0.813)
  4. Klaus Baudelaire (0.802)
  5. Jemma Simmons (0.789)
  6. Dr. Chan Kaifang (0.789)
  7. Caitlin Snow (0.787)
  8. Data (0.781)
  9. Lisa Simpson (0.776)
  10. Amy Santiago (0.775)
  1. George Wickham (-0.58)
  2. Noah Puckerman (-0.56)
  3. John Willoughby (-0.559)
  4. Myrtle Wilson (-0.552)
  5. Krusty the Clown (-0.543)
  6. The Deep (-0.535)
  7. Frank Gallagher (-0.534)
  8. Meredith Palmer (-0.534)
  9. Erlich Bachman (-0.525)
  10. Janice Soprano (-0.523)

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 Dr. Shaun Murphy to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Dr. Shaun Murphy is described identify as.

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


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