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James Hurley Personality Statistics

James Hurley is a character from Twin Peaks. 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
chivalrous (not businesslike)91.7310.59
miserable (not joyful)87.73813.730
emotional (not logical)86.65213.6109
dramatic (not comedic)86.39713.212
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)86.14718.2146
gloomy (not sunny)85.56611.747
freelance (not corporate)85.412616.955
reserved (not chatty)85.07916.2137
young (not old)84.714717.9184
traumatized (not flourishing)84.57512.266
💪 (not 🧠)84.43911.524
sorrowful (not cheery)84.26715.4161
genuine (not sarcastic)84.27017.5150
🧢 (not 🎩)84.27620.113
🤐 (not 😜)83.84218.126
moody (not stable)83.618418.3133
quiet (not loud)83.55315.9147
sad (not happy)83.15614.8146
lost (not enlightened)82.83918.741
physical (not intellectual)81.47317.7146
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.413917.026
private (not gregarious)80.913619.1148
apprentice (not master)80.65414.152
provincial (not cosmopolitan)80.64022.9160
rugged (not refined)80.412517.7156
sensitive (not thick-skinned)80.47716.7194
unpolished (not eloquent)80.28217.8165
doer (not thinker)80.114427.49
depressed (not bright)80.04916.2146
poor (not rich)79.98415.0154
straight (not queer)79.740823.451
haunted (not blissful)79.723426.810
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)79.66420.616
whippersnapper (not sage)79.24722.642
introvert (not extrovert)79.08317.8137
slow-talking (not fast-talking)79.03420.251
dunce (not genius)78.95217.1179
serious (not playful)78.830321.2131
drop out (not valedictorian)78.711121.027
unlucky (not fortunate)78.58919.9161
bored (not interested)78.4137.15
tense (not relaxed)78.339517.5149
😭 (not 😀)78.35419.224
lowbrow (not highbrow)78.23018.5125
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)78.18824.3166
instinctual (not reasoned)78.018419.0124
triggered (not trolling)78.08418.657
empath (not psychopath)77.828112.69
humorless (not funny)77.78020.9146
💔 (not 💝)77.711324.930
backdoor (not official)77.616619.5133
night owl (not morning lark)77.525021.178
blacksmith (not tailor)77.311519.839
intimate (not formal)76.910721.028
confidential (not gossiping)76.837123.0145
kind (not cruel)76.645318.2149
foolish (not wise)76.512620.9132
soulful (not soulless)76.547323.362
poetic (not factual)76.47319.558
gendered (not androgynous)76.364021.757
folksy (not presidential)76.216220.255
low-tech (not high-tech)75.917022.8135
🐴 (not 🦄)75.916230.023
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)75.822218.232
shy (not playful)75.63721.1127
outsider (not insider)75.613825.2107
romantic (not dispassionate)75.635226.858
nonpolitical (not political)75.56323.4127
monochrome (not multicolored)75.414224.448
melee (not ranged)75.44017.638
thrifty (not extravagant)75.313221.710
dramatic (not no-nonsense)75.224126.959
ambitious (not realistic)75.12938.37
meek (not bossy)75.19218.8152
self-destructive (not self-improving)75.023320.852
repetitive (not varied)74.910823.163
🐐 (not 🦒)74.89726.319
oblivious (not alert)74.810417.323
first-mate (not captain)74.627423.2166
rebellious (not obedient)74.242625.2145
modest (not flamboyant)74.125922.8135
intense (not lighthearted)74.046529.650
subdued (not exuberant)73.86425.456
🤠 (not 🤑)73.626024.221
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)73.513427.121
punk rock (not preppy)73.524924.460
frugal (not lavish)73.320622.3114
anxious (not calm)73.329222.5158
loyal (not traitorous)73.172125.5120
unprepared (not hoarder)72.97320.2105
innocent (not worldly)72.610524.2126
artistic (not scientific)72.624022.0122
reclusive (not social)72.419522.922
soft (not hard)72.322324.8146
impulsive (not cautious)72.234325.3133
vague (not precise)72.26221.083
💀 (not 🎃)72.027536.05
crafty (not scholarly)71.839319.4137
ADHD (not OCD)71.519636.78
rural (not urban)71.412825.328
mundane (not extraordinary)71.38324.6142
western (not eastern)71.118727.432
low IQ (not high IQ)70.96518.5150
Pepsi (not Coke)70.94036.510
tiresome (not interesting)70.96926.8163
🤺 (not 🏌)70.954227.829
complimentary (not insulting)70.831125.149
ignorant (not knowledgeable)70.811222.367
heroic (not villainous)70.364720.6154
honorable (not cunning)70.236623.0182
biased (not impartial)70.144526.6120
cringeworthy (not inspiring)70.122325.959
mild (not spicy)70.015827.6130
family-first (not work-first)70.033822.5123
desperate (not high standards)70.017925.19
literary (not mathematical)69.928521.2128
masculine (not feminine)69.955123.3143
generalist (not specialist)69.94027.646
stubborn (not accommodating)69.865324.214
lover (not fighter)69.727727.812
hesitant (not decisive)69.610224.4161
democratic (not authoritarian)69.429625.0134
juvenile (not mature)69.330921.145
😎 (not 🧐)69.334224.032
soft (not hard)69.226823.857
human (not animalistic)69.261725.9121
🥾 (not 👟)69.226728.624
sexual (not asexual)69.055820.49
vanilla (not kinky)68.928027.4145
guarded (not open)68.965426.7136
unobservant (not perceptive)68.97227.454
scruffy (not manicured)68.628225.6144
underachiever (not overachiever)68.69820.214
🤖 (not 👻)68.521619.411
child free (not pronatalist)68.443130.694
idealist (not realist)68.327626.650
respectful (not rude)68.245824.4146
submissive (not dominant)68.121724.1156
insecure (not confident)68.114523.4146
luddite (not technophile)68.023822.7118
🎨 (not 🏀)67.956534.111
😬 (not 😏)67.919725.331
noob (not pro)67.812122.826
low self esteem (not narcissistic)67.818125.644
mad (not glad)67.742920.425
spontaneous (not scheduled)67.535828.6145
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.433117.020
water (not fire)67.322525.612
head@clouds (not down2earth)66.930530.7149
English (not German)66.979326.841
sporty (not bookish)66.831027.5118
slow (not fast)66.710527.3130
helpless (not resourceful)66.76826.655
tardy (not on-time)66.725025.710
vulnerable (not armoured)66.621226.0137
accepting (not judgemental)66.633127.788
angelic (not demonic)66.447422.3134
🥴 (not 🥳)66.432421.520
stoic (not expressive)66.327129.5155
stuttering (not rhythmic)66.313724.345
active (not slothful)66.189525.5129
😊 (not 🤣)66.146223.221
brave (not careful)66.054324.8134
beta (not alpha)66.027827.2121
serious (not bold)65.228129.9134
outlaw (not sheriff)65.245926.0129
sweet (not bitter)65.140925.5160
incompetent (not competent)65.113428.3143
individualist (not communal)65.048932.556
bashful (not exhibitionist)65.015329.716
poorly-written (not believable)64.91126.351
simple (not complicated)64.914831.7141
transient (not permanent)64.519026.367
subjective (not objective)64.520627.356
awkward (not suspicious)64.423826.4141
pure (not debased)64.244225.0147
jealous (not compersive)64.239827.6110
shy (not bold)64.19725.3144
nurturing (not poisonous)64.158426.755
codependent (not independent)64.027832.5148
🐀 (not 🐘)64.028726.035
focused on the present (not focused on the future)63.831227.1123
introspective (not not introspective)63.856231.734
chaotic (not orderly)63.745823.8140
diligent (not lazy)63.7106623.3135
secretive (not open-book)63.664131.056
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.639919.911
fantastical (not realistic)63.537829.110
jock (not nerd)63.439227.3144
tight (not loose)63.469724.764
angry (not good-humored)63.336023.3126
persistent (not quitter)63.3121329.521
earth (not air)63.358230.66
rigid (not flexible)63.247725.5147
literal (not metaphorical)63.153129.2119
factual (not exaggerating)63.143320.99
attractive (not repulsive)63.083328.1147
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.918227.5131
enslaved (not emancipated)62.613826.0125
feminist (not sexist)62.672924.421
chortling (not giggling)62.561625.650
spontaneous (not deliberate)62.430730.2126
trusting (not charming)62.329227.4144
🧗 (not 🛌)62.362732.622
lustful (not chaste)62.153925.1134
awkward (not charming)61.929527.1148
punchable (not loveable)61.932931.351
edgy (not politically correct)61.857829.8136
pacifist (not ferocious)61.631625.7135
🥶 (not 🥵)61.532930.311
trusting (not suspicious)61.437528.4156
rough (not smooth)61.443224.8141
disreputable (not prestigious)61.429423.1108
deep (not epic)61.429228.87
wooden (not plastic)61.373423.313
forgiving (not vengeful)61.150028.4156
warm (not cold)61.155126.1155
offended (not chill)61.157328.359
roundabout (not direct)61.017027.5140
healthy (not sickly)61.084929.0141
passive (not assertive)61.020926.3139
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.013129.0163
clean (not perverted)61.072928.77
normie (not freak)60.937531.017
conventional (not creative)60.840229.5132
humble (not arrogant)60.840029.3162
lenient (not strict)60.442225.5140
😇 (not 😈)60.453329.920
thick (not thin)60.335325.1101
works hard (not plays hard)60.277028.1134
goof-off (not studious)60.234329.713
linear (not circular)60.138431.256
messy (not neat)60.038525.796
Roman (not Greek)59.935628.536
hard-work (not natural-talent)59.970925.511
impatient (not patient)59.871027.257
classical (not avant-garde)59.857727.151
obsessed (not aloof)59.770230.3135
clumsy (not coordinated)59.532226.3137
Italian (not Swedish)59.553129.437
whimsical (not rational)59.341729.6146
reasonable (not deranged)59.363229.116
🧕 (not 💃)59.226533.427
curious (not apathetic)59.183826.9129
wavering (not resolute)59.117925.723
dry (not moist)59.046832.153
📈 (not 📉)58.972124.912
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)58.972228.746
puny (not mighty)58.724924.7124
🐒 (not 🐩)58.746327.325
weakass (not badass)58.726231.36
street-smart (not sheltered)58.675029.5129
disorganized (not self-disciplined)58.530527.6131
🤫 (not 🤔)58.525832.222
pessimistic (not optimistic)58.453428.7130
🐮 (not 🐷)58.456530.134
average (not deviant)58.332729.3110
explorer (not builder)58.252229.1116
ludicrous (not sensible)58.144529.6118
demure (not vain)57.948826.8126
pensive (not serene)57.999732.29
one-faced (not two-faced)57.978029.812
hedonist (not monastic)57.658828.825
slacker (not workaholic)57.524124.657
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.552027.661
devout (not heathen)57.460326.2112
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)57.441329.726
astonishing (not methodical)57.137527.4148
sane (not crazy)57.151628.620
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.870728.4144
beautiful (not ugly)56.8102731.969
tall (not short)56.669825.6118
indiscreet (not tactful)56.631925.721
vegan (not cannibal)56.459025.249
libertarian (not socialist)56.363428.5128
stingy (not generous)56.244936.610
macho (not metrosexual)56.142028.057
deep (not shallow)56.077330.274
minimalist (not pack rat)56.061529.132
empirical (not theoretical)55.964129.4105
tasteful (not lewd)55.881025.3138
sober (not indulgent)55.851129.9126
remote (not involved)55.818830.6134
mischievous (not well behaved)55.776125.8154
wild (not tame)55.775929.1136
altruistic (not selfish)55.668229.4148
cooperative (not competitive)55.541729.5140
utilitarian (not decorative)55.581830.440
warm (not quarrelsome)55.351927.5126
traditional (not unorthodox)55.352930.363
sleepy (not frenzied)55.310628.348
moderate (not extreme)55.239128.8136
feisty (not gracious)55.294125.5154
irrelevant (not important)55.216233.732
wholesome (not salacious)55.269929.621
modern (not historical)55.172326.776
hurried (not leisurely)55.172428.1138
resistant (not resigned)55.0106831.6189
stinky (not fresh)55.034529.724
unfixable (not fixable)55.041830.755
envious (not prideful)55.017220.49
civilized (not barbaric)54.989124.3153
atheist (not theist)54.974925.748
existentialist (not nihilist)54.880130.648
attentive (not interrupting)54.860832.511
open-minded (not close-minded)54.578725.8131
💩 (not 🌟)54.531332.332
👽 (not 🤡)54.466634.134
vintage (not trendy)54.492228.512
domestic (not industrial)54.353529.361
off-key (not musical)54.368532.965
anarchist (not statist)54.155828.426
regular (not zany)54.147329.023
French (not Russian)54.179029.945
creepy (not disarming)53.933325.856
unassuming (not pretentious)53.947029.030
autistic (not neurotypical)53.717726.0149
patriotic (not unpatriotic)53.5102528.520
straightforward (not cryptic)53.398934.2137
orange (not purple)53.061230.4109
profound (not ironic)53.057530.213
unambitious (not driven)52.811329.0143
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.833029.691
sturdy (not flimsy)52.895930.564
grateful (not entitled)52.862830.95
experimental (not reliable)52.758430.157
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)52.638834.527
conservative (not liberal)52.545527.731
efficient (not overprepared)52.5104925.248
hunter (not gatherer)52.572832.760
weird (not normal)52.483230.9140
uncreative (not open to new experinces)52.434230.4130
practical (not imaginative)52.485829.1150
🐿 (not 🦇)52.474736.022
pointed (not random)52.4104334.316
🥰 (not 🙃)52.369032.624
real (not philosophical)52.295630.798
non-gamer (not gamer)52.284439.212
concrete (not abstract)52.180428.428
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.055127.7107
unambiguous (not mysterious)52.075133.0146
racist (not egalitarian)51.923529.013
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.962929.024
scrub (not legit)51.928730.619
scandalous (not proper)51.670427.6113
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.444928.854
privileged (not oppressed)51.494329.258
geriatric (not vibrant)51.335827.553
neutral (not opinionated)51.314627.511
dorky (not cool)51.260427.918
trash (not treasure)51.228729.176
mainstream (not arcane)51.155630.8113
slugabed (not go-getter)51.117629.416
stylish (not slovenly)51.090323.4120
basic (not hipster)50.893032.8136
variable (not consistent)50.252131.554
skeptical (not spiritual)50.7104026.3140
hypocritical (not equitable)50.364029.9100
still (not twitchy)50.554924.313
unchallenging (not demanding)50.528432.517

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Bella Swan (0.702)
  2. Lincoln 'L.J.' Burrows, Jr. (0.643)
  3. Wyatt Langmore (0.63)
  4. Harvey Kinkle (0.625)
  5. Rachel Garrison (0.59)
  1. Olenna Tyrell (-0.491)
  2. Bernadette Rostenkowski (-0.423)
  3. Evelyn Harper (-0.417)
  4. Margaery Tyrell (-0.414)
  5. Paul Smecker (-0.409)

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: ENTP (r = 0.6)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.51)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.45)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.43)
  5. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.37)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.33)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.31)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.19)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.15)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.14)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.14)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.08)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.05)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.02)
  15. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.01)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.01)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.03)
  18. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.04)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.14)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.17)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.19)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.27)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.34)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.6)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.65)


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