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Jan Levinson Descriptive Personality Statistics

Jan Levinson is a character from The Office.

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 1,750 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
dominant (not submissive)93.74710.7597
demanding (not unchallenging)93.43612.873
bossy (not meek)93.14710.0621
sexual (not asexual)92.06214.960
assertive (not passive)90.85714.2492
jaded (not innocent)90.84010.533
bold (not shy)90.422110.9560
intense (not lighthearted)90.28112.162
tense (not relaxed)90.17310.9511
stubborn (not accommodating)89.711314.679
alpha (not beta)89.611116.8519
fire (not water)89.46514.069
non-gamer (not gamer)89.03021.260
competitive (not cooperative)88.517015.7542
judgemental (not accepting)88.510115.6357
quarrelsome (not warm)87.710713.0571
ferocious (not pacifist)87.210413.6561
captain (not first-mate)87.014218.9573
manicured (not scruffy)87.022217.8627
opinionated (not neutral)86.925320.374
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)86.812316.6208
entitled (not grateful)86.613414.151
driven (not unambitious)86.535316.4493
feisty (not gracious)86.59514.3533
arrogant (not humble)86.418513.4532
cold (not warm)86.39314.7477
moody (not stable)86.213418.4546
selfish (not altruistic)86.212715.5566
hard (not soft)86.010014.4573
salacious (not wholesome)85.97015.1153
cocky (not timid)85.924816.037
hard (not soft)85.910414.8381
mad (not glad)85.96914.2208
self-destructive (not self-improving)85.26819.961
strict (not lenient)85.111715.8548
bitter (not sweet)85.110714.6527
picky (not always down)85.14819.830
punchable (not loveable)85.19515.953
authoritarian (not democratic)85.09519.9525
complicated (not simple)85.013617.8476
psychopath (not empath)85.011016.778
offended (not chill)84.59723.948
miserable (not joyful)84.38614.4183
master (not apprentice)84.126317.5268
crazy (not sane)83.810220.1174
stingy (not generous)83.710015.374
direct (not roundabout)83.617521.5572
rigid (not flexible)83.59717.0557
poisonous (not nurturing)83.414816.4205
hunter (not gatherer)83.416924.749
vengeful (not forgiving)83.220418.5525
debased (not pure)83.212815.4493
angry (not good-humored)83.27115.5486
lustful (not chaste)83.112320.0570
😈 (not 😇)83.115918.3217
kinky (not vanilla)82.611718.7512
vain (not demure)82.612519.0491
worldly (not innocent)82.524515.6581
impatient (not patient)82.523121.6242
suspicious (not trusting)82.319917.2502
pretentious (not unassuming)82.215321.6185
frenzied (not sleepy)82.214715.062
💔 (not 💝)82.27120.8265
motivated (not unmotivated)82.168717.523
insulting (not complimentary)81.913817.9376
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)81.611422.4526
hurried (not leisurely)81.64318.9567
cynical (not gullible)81.521222.133
presidential (not folksy)81.412718.557
dramatic (not comedic)81.423121.167
cunning (not honorable)81.415618.7560
fast (not slow)81.421915.6508
serious (not playful)81.326819.6525
decisive (not hesitant)81.230121.1560
demonic (not angelic)81.114915.7535
money-focused (not love-focused)81.014019.427
privileged (not oppressed)80.932323.763
haunted (not blissful)80.923016.372
extreme (not moderate)80.833222.2470
🙃 (not 🥰)80.810021.5272
shallow (not deep)80.76421.6205
individualist (not communal)80.520423.3379
workaholic (not slacker)80.557923.0402
studious (not goof-off)80.538721.6173
work-first (not family-first)80.222721.6564
businesslike (not chivalrous)80.215923.964
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)80.22721.353
corporate (not freelance)80.112028.059
cruel (not kind)80.012615.7487
jealous (not compersive)79.914221.5454
spicy (not mild)79.829820.1564
wild (not tame)79.833521.9476
mighty (not puny)79.534120.7498
hypocritical (not equitable)79.512319.5402
urban (not rural)79.524025.9264
triggered (not trolling)79.54925.358
humorless (not funny)79.48420.2535
💀 (not 🎃)79.314121.359
soulless (not soulful)79.210819.5403
guarded (not open)79.143721.6538
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.18425.8170
receiving (not giving)79.016933.921
extravagant (not thrifty)78.922421.775
pessimistic (not optimistic)78.812918.4505
factual (not poetic)78.816121.255
antagonist (not protagonist)78.710226.238
persistent (not quitter)78.6100224.5162
pensive (not serene)78.611721.046
🐩 (not 🐒)78.319128.3166
frank (not sugarcoated)78.337024.734
villainous (not heroic)78.314617.2478
basic (not hipster)78.117722.4519
contrarian (not yes-man)78.016421.925
machiavellian (not transparent)78.016421.433
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.714022.4353
pointed (not random)77.747025.753
🤑 (not 🤠)77.716824.1157
anxious (not calm)77.625321.6512
suspicious (not awkward)77.529620.2497
winter (not summer)77.518923.921
sad (not happy)77.420316.1498
coordinated (not clumsy)77.250223.0554
lavish (not frugal)77.121626.1548
two-faced (not one-faced)77.017326.969
queen (not princess)76.837027.327
practical (not imaginative)76.730724.4473
biased (not impartial)76.725223.4483
overachiever (not underachiever)76.660128.768
armoured (not vulnerable)76.632324.5472
gloomy (not sunny)76.527221.852
deranged (not reasonable)76.320926.9208
highbrow (not lowbrow)76.221323.0492
traitorous (not loyal)76.112420.9504
diligent (not lazy)75.899724.4519
OCD (not ADHD)75.829928.064
overspender (not penny-pincher)75.816829.7277
sorrowful (not cheery)75.626416.8522
indulgent (not sober)75.529426.2579
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)75.521725.8417
rude (not respectful)75.421321.7521
💃 (not 🧕)75.342525.2290
loud (not quiet)75.240721.8541
political (not nonpolitical)75.224624.8482
cannibal (not vegan)74.925929.351
straight (not queer)74.962727.8251
on-time (not tardy)74.658925.660
interrupting (not attentive)74.524829.460
modern (not historical)74.327322.3323
secretive (not open-book)74.145422.663
bad-cook (not good-cook)74.119025.662
active (not slothful)73.980824.4477
high IQ (not low IQ)73.987620.1539
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.632828.861
cosmopolitan (not provincial)73.520526.4482
analysis (not common sense)73.526323.732
freak (not normie)73.429825.682
🥴 (not 🥳)73.318726.2183
chortling (not giggling)73.328524.254
gendered (not androgynous)73.292528.9251
distant (not touchy-feely)73.233825.429
deviant (not average)73.142723.0370
obsessed (not aloof)73.034928.4526
rich (not poor)73.051622.2560
conventional (not creative)72.919725.4525
fearmongering (not reassuring)72.924226.738
traumatized (not flourishing)72.842323.139
perceptive (not unobservant)72.787226.055
tall (not short)72.638416.4496
scandalous (not proper)72.438925.8520
extrovert (not introvert)72.344725.4512
stylish (not slovenly)72.352024.5540
literal (not metaphorical)72.224126.8512
precise (not vague)72.247026.3360
💩 (not 🌟)72.214527.6185
tight (not loose)72.149327.858
rock (not rap)72.176623.528
fighter (not lover)71.929024.660
depressed (not bright)71.819722.9439
doer (not thinker)71.843823.654
empirical (not theoretical)71.711126.7464
narcissistic (not low self esteem)71.743632.749
close-minded (not open-minded)71.620222.9568
hedonist (not monastic)71.421726.8146
😭 (not 😀)71.419525.8184
skeptical (not spiritual)71.363327.7531
🧐 (not 😎)71.225328.6175
trash (not treasure)71.212125.9205
plastic (not wooden)71.29131.071
playful (not shy)71.168220.8470
neurotypical (not autistic)71.162125.6515
unfaithful (not devoted)71.19329.330
heathen (not devout)71.022023.3485
🦇 (not 🐿)71.024530.5173
experimental (not reliable)70.730526.040
mischievous (not well behaved)70.660426.7531
genocidal (not not genocidal)70.618228.028
impulsive (not cautious)70.444530.2537
bad boy (not white knight)70.133829.529
rough (not smooth)70.130926.4520
variable (not consistent)70.114929.450
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.066529.242
real (not philosophical)69.744226.5369
sarcastic (not genuine)69.738725.9538
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.768430.2173
badass (not weakass)69.685724.653
atheist (not theist)69.645026.8307
off-key (not musical)69.626227.158
exuberant (not subdued)69.346429.643
apathetic (not curious)69.36725.0465
unfixable (not fixable)69.321926.860
resistant (not resigned)69.263527.6508
hard-work (not natural-talent)69.045924.472
go-getter (not slugabed)68.999729.1179
🤺 (not 🏌)68.671931.4177
sheriff (not outlaw)68.642129.7499
industrial (not domestic)68.625628.4351
methodical (not astonishing)68.547727.7522
🎩 (not 🧢)68.551528.8186
👟 (not 🥾)68.435929.7172
scheduled (not spontaneous)68.460430.0552
beautiful (not ugly)68.4103025.4413
valedictorian (not drop out)68.475728.9187
lewd (not tasteful)68.122724.1533
animalistic (not human)67.915026.0450
refined (not rugged)67.954627.9537
alert (not oblivious)67.772028.5166
libertarian (not socialist)67.620829.5438
resourceful (not helpless)67.6106728.2372
charming (not trusting)67.444020.2463
linear (not circular)67.119833.635
rebellious (not obedient)67.072427.6435
builder (not explorer)66.834126.7539
monochrome (not multicolored)66.736729.5355
preppy (not punk rock)66.566229.954
emancipated (not enslaved)66.368229.2485
concrete (not abstract)66.246832.9192
🐴 (not 🦄)66.251030.1168
lost (not enlightened)66.241829.649
realist (not idealist)65.944232.8403
ludicrous (not sensible)65.934630.4546
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.851529.8156
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.764626.162
concise (not long-winded)65.632029.330
perverted (not clean)65.433329.677
zany (not regular)65.258129.9180
pack rat (not minimalist)65.228229.8167
dry (not moist)65.235130.758
🤖 (not 👻)65.034631.2146
high-tech (not low-tech)64.848324.7470
eloquent (not unpolished)64.775327.9528
self-assured (not self-conscious)64.679032.0467
paranoid (not naive)64.660528.629
conspiracist (not sheeple)64.569529.1394
hoarder (not unprepared)64.557126.4425
tiresome (not interesting)64.114528.6517
thin (not thick)64.062027.7369
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.046632.6227
everyman (not chosen one)63.936131.522
reactive (not proactive)63.838332.128
weird (not normal)63.767428.0542
competent (not incompetent)63.7115830.7459
believable (not poorly-written)63.7128626.752
deliberate (not spontaneous)63.679432.3493
pop (not indie)63.524727.727
😬 (not 😏)63.430834.4188
flamboyant (not modest)63.353529.6550
feminist (not sexist)63.390629.7226
oxymoron (not tautology)63.133826.916
cat person (not dog person)63.047932.421
chic (not cheesy)63.044826.728
predictable (not quirky)63.038625.523
ironic (not profound)62.642630.447
never cries (not often crying)62.668631.431
chaotic (not orderly)62.458933.2549
straightforward (not cryptic)62.485734.0588
attractive (not repulsive)62.3107728.4537
Russian (not French)62.328732.348
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.1102033.1551
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)62.140930.5450
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)62.145130.642
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.959530.5547
formal (not intimate)61.953731.7279
resolute (not wavering)61.989430.5156
ambitious (not realistic)61.775133.954
mathematical (not literary)61.535130.6421
dramatic (not no-nonsense)61.363835.9242
🤣 (not 😊)61.339227.2171
prideful (not envious)61.3108735.581
technophile (not luddite)61.245024.0370
washed (not muddy)61.280830.129
scientific (not artistic)61.166029.5514
exaggerating (not factual)61.161334.469
emotional (not logical)60.968132.3502
bored (not interested)60.915930.268
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.839230.2542
bookish (not sporty)60.887327.2481
cultured (not rustic)60.880526.625
independent (not codependent)60.788236.3578
jock (not nerd)60.553427.5490
pro (not noob)60.5110130.7154
works hard (not plays hard)60.493730.8553
neat (not messy)60.487132.9389
not introspective (not introspective)60.425531.6218
🤡 (not 👽)60.438335.0196
utilitarian (not decorative)60.382130.7332
irrelevant (not important)60.312730.1267
night owl (not morning lark)60.280632.0332
📉 (not 📈)60.221135.8209
official (not backdoor)60.051031.3592
feminine (not masculine)59.958426.9561
dispassionate (not romantic)59.829230.254
cool (not dorky)59.774826.9176
🥶 (not 🥵)59.743034.562
serious (not bold)59.649933.4548
old (not young)59.551917.0529
🎨 (not 🏀)59.488528.755
street-smart (not sheltered)59.389728.9458
specialist (not generalist)59.377030.2324
foolish (not wise)59.149728.0554
confident (not insecure)59.0101934.4562
rational (not whimsical)58.980033.3561
epic (not deep)58.854426.546
🐀 (not 🐘)58.752735.2236
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)58.449332.166
trendy (not vintage)58.330627.667
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.134433.631
transient (not permanent)58.040329.6205
geriatric (not vibrant)58.028730.940
outsider (not insider)57.570233.0349
private (not gregarious)57.492432.4529
whippersnapper (not sage)57.361230.757
twitchy (not still)57.387431.173
brave (not careful)57.295929.4507
mainstream (not arcane)57.248331.0531
head@clouds (not down2earth)57.062334.4532
🤐 (not 😜)57.072235.6163
efficient (not overprepared)56.9112528.059
🦒 (not 🐐)56.725533.4244
nihilist (not existentialist)56.531930.7282
eastern (not western)56.517734.6208
instinctual (not reasoned)56.481432.1536
English (not German)56.3145238.452
repetitive (not varied)56.286030.8213
conservative (not liberal)56.146334.3184
sturdy (not flimsy)56.1107433.738
reserved (not chatty)55.974330.3538
genius (not dunce)55.8112223.9554
unorthodox (not traditional)55.885032.3352
knowledgeable (not ignorant)55.8118430.143
barbaric (not civilized)55.644528.9571
uninspiring (not charismatic)55.624429.7576
creepy (not disarming)55.636328.4246
unlucky (not fortunate)55.575627.7473
healthy (not sickly)55.5119831.6504
desperate (not high standards)55.349433.898
intellectual (not physical)55.2103030.8510
Coke (not Pepsi)55.166238.661
statist (not anarchist)54.678232.2255
metrosexual (not macho)54.596929.340
🧠 (not 💪)54.4116031.4207
scholarly (not crafty)54.359930.4589
stoic (not hypochondriac)54.393430.813
mature (not juvenile)54.190532.0380
disreputable (not prestigious)54.052731.8473
Roman (not Greek)54.071329.136
stinky (not fresh)53.844332.2272
confidential (not gossiping)53.7112333.1608
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.658031.945
involved (not remote)53.5129831.2495
melee (not ranged)53.549432.048
pronatalist (not child free)53.250133.9437
🤫 (not 🤔)53.150536.8182
objective (not subjective)53.067634.1313
charming (not awkward)52.9108228.6524
edgy (not politically correct)52.993731.4541
classical (not avant-garde)52.894130.9343
monotone (not expressive)52.757332.232
Swedish (not Italian)52.673233.546
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.565332.8358
unambiguous (not mysterious)52.592430.6544
expressive (not stoic)52.399132.6527
mundane (not extraordinary)52.245329.8511
tactful (not indiscreet)52.0113231.7161
radical (not centrist)52.092432.220
opinionated (not jealous)51.9137432.227
flirtatious (not prudish)51.796031.126
uncreative (not open to new experinces)51.542732.2564
fantastical (not realistic)51.571135.062
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)51.388932.1205
scrub (not legit)51.235732.5256
egalitarian (not racist)51.1144428.3142
earth (not air)51.1119538.552
unemotional (not emotional)51.146731.121
🐷 (not 🐮)51.057434.9219
🛌 (not 🧗)50.162735.3278
flower child (not goth)50.9111027.629
purple (not orange)50.288733.4452
reclusive (not social)50.775930.4280
blacksmith (not tailor)50.764331.736
unpatriotic (not patriotic)50.443330.4155

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Carol 'Mom' Miller (0.87)
  2. Cersei Lannister (0.865)
  3. Malory Archer (0.857)
  4. The Queen (0.854)
  5. Azula (0.852)
  6. Lord Business (0.851)
  7. Thomas Leroy (0.848)
  8. Catherine Martell (0.845)
  9. Gavin Belson (0.835)
  10. Terry Benedict (0.834)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.781)
  2. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.685)
  3. Flounder (-0.665)
  4. Friar Tuck (-0.659)
  5. Beth March (-0.652)
  6. Little John (-0.649)
  7. Steve Brady (-0.634)
  8. The Scarecrow (-0.629)
  9. Jerry Gergich (-0.623)
  10. Hilda Spellman (-0.617)

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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