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Ellen Ripley Personality Statistics

Ellen Ripley is a character from Alien. 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
persistent (not quitter)95.0388.022
competent (not incompetent)94.72512.0111
resourceful (not helpless)94.72012.1201
important (not irrelevant)94.72116.241
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)93.628.625
independent (not codependent)93.3814.697
active (not slothful)93.1319.484
heroic (not villainous)92.93013.591
perceptive (not unobservant)92.9517.711
egalitarian (not racist)92.13010.637
pro (not noob)91.97319.421
inspiring (not cringeworthy)91.81013.5193
diligent (not lazy)91.714110.3112
🧗 (not 🛌)91.6229.936
believable (not poorly-written)91.4411.38
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.1728.818
🌟 (not 💩)91.04618.638
driven (not unambitious)90.913914.698
treasure (not trash)90.75117.238
sturdy (not flimsy)90.4358.915
loyal (not traitorous)90.018210.177
feminist (not sexist)90.06212.825
🤺 (not 🏌)90.04912.941
alpha (not beta)89.89614.585
direct (not roundabout)89.25118.796
assertive (not passive)89.18714.4110
bold (not shy)89.023415.3106
resolute (not wavering)89.02513.621
alert (not oblivious)88.56017.925
go-getter (not slugabed)88.19810.632
dominant (not submissive)88.015515.383
down2earth (not head@clouds)88.01816.481
wise (not foolish)87.94113.099
mighty (not puny)87.96915.699
high IQ (not low IQ)87.822512.5115
legit (not scrub)87.55720.330
utilitarian (not decorative)87.11615.4175
confidential (not gossiping)87.110010.292
workaholic (not slacker)86.922412.9201
rational (not whimsical)86.84416.1101
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.820215.691
works hard (not plays hard)86.37914.785
resistant (not resigned)86.22622.2104
healthy (not sickly)86.010216.786
studious (not goof-off)85.816912.131
cool (not dorky)85.66325.025
no-nonsense (not dramatic)85.62419.793
coordinated (not clumsy)85.518718.379
brave (not careful)85.46618.176
ferocious (not pacifist)85.313713.877
straightforward (not cryptic)85.32421.992
serious (not playful)85.114111.864
genius (not dunce)85.013712.874
street-smart (not sheltered)84.916520.5103
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.8909.612
decisive (not hesitant)84.715520.081
mature (not juvenile)84.610318.4171
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.518816.110
attractive (not repulsive)84.422217.2108
sensible (not ludicrous)84.05619.195
🤠 (not 🤑)83.85022.220
deep (not shallow)83.66613.933
scientific (not artistic)83.411217.797
confident (not insecure)83.318520.094
fast (not slow)83.312018.174
precise (not vague)83.311915.589
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.218218.899
interesting (not tiresome)82.913617.788
hard (not soft)82.913314.688
beautiful (not ugly)82.938118.7190
extraordinary (not mundane)82.818020.091
altruistic (not selfish)82.510817.7103
guarded (not open)82.023317.9100
hard (not soft)81.914318.5178
📈 (not 📉)81.93223.027
punk rock (not preppy)81.913024.715
chortling (not giggling)81.35717.49
sage (not whippersnapper)81.33513.211
master (not apprentice)81.028221.694
realist (not idealist)81.05922.1209
factual (not poetic)81.08629.29
skeptical (not spiritual)80.919219.1102
bossy (not meek)80.933715.892
equitable (not hypocritical)80.85319.0191
reserved (not chatty)80.611514.6100
tense (not relaxed)80.530016.080
thick-skinned (not sensitive)80.46921.996
armoured (not vulnerable)80.216024.195
real (not philosophical)80.27720.7108
emancipated (not enslaved)79.912924.499
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)79.912824.073
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.533820.386
blacksmith (not tailor)79.38024.318
mad (not glad)79.116020.827
efficient (not overprepared)79.16625.314
literal (not metaphorical)79.16321.884
sober (not indulgent)79.05221.789
nurturing (not poisonous)78.824320.497
self-improving (not self-destructive)78.86822.112
soulful (not soulless)78.339621.3199
sane (not crazy)78.38119.124
suspicious (not awkward)78.122918.996
feisty (not gracious)78.030626.1104
frugal (not lavish)77.610119.895
human (not animalistic)77.633025.087
gloomy (not sunny)77.618918.412
introspective (not not introspective)77.314723.651
English (not German)77.030420.513
industrial (not domestic)76.97423.1185
western (not eastern)76.77429.137
valedictorian (not drop out)76.740427.618
🦇 (not 🐿)76.611825.724
compersive (not jealous)76.59919.373
vibrant (not geriatric)76.430219.99
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)76.120126.138
conspiracist (not sheeple)76.021724.1100
modest (not flamboyant)75.920123.393
intense (not lighthearted)75.739716.212
triggered (not trolling)75.612212.512
strict (not lenient)75.326220.190
mathematical (not literary)75.29922.381
tactful (not indiscreet)75.220922.028
rebellious (not obedient)75.037523.891
spicy (not mild)74.935022.698
hurried (not leisurely)74.711821.792
atheist (not theist)74.722726.1155
fixable (not unfixable)74.512518.511
disarming (not creepy)74.433321.0114
neurotypical (not autistic)74.238122.691
kind (not cruel)74.149920.988
objective (not subjective)73.83926.8205
minimalist (not pack rat)73.810922.221
🧢 (not 🎩)73.722432.221
modern (not historical)73.622527.675
cautious (not impulsive)73.519725.073
involved (not remote)73.533430.278
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.534625.684
high-tech (not low-tech)73.421524.198
unorthodox (not traditional)73.030826.9151
hunter (not gatherer)72.833925.911
demure (not vain)72.714020.5111
rugged (not refined)72.624625.496
creative (not conventional)72.527726.3111
open-minded (not close-minded)72.525221.281
prestigious (not disreputable)72.036127.681
👽 (not 🤡)72.017523.516
curious (not apathetic)71.736326.372
concrete (not abstract)71.623232.125
orderly (not chaotic)71.534422.993
rough (not smooth)71.520522.087
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.446527.3100
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.422215.37
practical (not imaginative)71.337528.3104
technophile (not luddite)71.218725.074
complicated (not simple)71.143926.087
enlightened (not lost)71.118123.513
private (not gregarious)71.034123.583
young (not old)71.047920.582
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.946931.186
liberal (not conservative)70.931630.332
🤔 (not 🤫)70.916835.918
civilized (not barbaric)70.851024.374
vengeful (not forgiving)70.734425.191
secretive (not open-book)70.642234.612
sorrowful (not cheery)70.433619.0104
worldly (not innocent)70.454525.1100
sad (not happy)69.932919.194
reliable (not experimental)69.731731.215
reasonable (not deranged)69.437728.825
😊 (not 🤣)69.336326.136
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.224930.1105
loveable (not punchable)69.141030.715
wild (not tame)68.847724.196
permanent (not transient)68.824830.688
fresh (not stinky)68.455230.634
chaste (not lustful)68.317823.871
scruffy (not manicured)68.326526.490
logical (not emotional)67.925524.583
edgy (not politically correct)67.941928.090
pure (not debased)67.836127.696
consistent (not variable)67.635924.912
tasteful (not lewd)67.447124.5103
🥾 (not 👟)67.228838.432
formal (not intimate)66.933426.427
sheriff (not outlaw)66.735132.285
crafty (not scholarly)66.648328.397
🐘 (not 🐀)66.527630.441
captain (not first-mate)66.342337.4109
varied (not repetitive)66.39727.3101
presidential (not folksy)66.339829.713
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.035321.328
night owl (not morning lark)65.947129.587
judgemental (not accepting)65.840027.191
frenzied (not sleepy)65.872226.714
explorer (not builder)65.734330.690
tall (not short)65.545122.283
🐮 (not 🐷)65.522122.524
macho (not metrosexual)65.524934.121
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.456528.825
stoic (not expressive)65.327529.775
stable (not moody)65.315928.3104
bitter (not sweet)65.339721.3101
musical (not off-key)65.325029.07
angelic (not demonic)65.247824.482
💝 (not 💔)64.933735.824
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)64.918334.817
quarrelsome (not warm)64.848923.684
offended (not chill)64.745925.518
🐴 (not 🦄)64.239938.225
reclusive (not social)63.933025.736
🐐 (not 🦒)63.943930.232
sporty (not bookish)63.832327.9102
freelance (not corporate)63.850732.713
🧠 (not 💪)63.766724.434
humorless (not funny)63.626424.994
thin (not thick)63.449029.198
hoarder (not unprepared)63.446720.8103
moist (not dry)63.329030.69
deviant (not average)63.254727.572
traumatized (not flourishing)63.056229.110
suspicious (not trusting)62.652730.080
angry (not good-humored)62.635622.9107
🤖 (not 👻)62.633727.236
obsessed (not aloof)62.355627.891
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.126417.313
cold (not warm)61.940726.393
specialist (not generalist)61.950232.3159
😇 (not 😈)61.847328.030
😏 (not 😬)61.847137.131
empirical (not theoretical)61.738232.387
neat (not messy)61.664627.4126
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.649132.419
outsider (not insider)61.444231.991
proper (not scandalous)61.346530.781
arcane (not mainstream)61.148527.290
oppressed (not privileged)60.926624.97
tight (not loose)60.469829.17
methodical (not astonishing)60.358334.993
poor (not rich)60.336221.069
unassuming (not pretentious)60.328929.242
dispassionate (not romantic)60.322130.122
avant-garde (not classical)59.834429.0164
wholesome (not salacious)59.357330.119
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.142432.287
introvert (not extrovert)59.134729.6104
calm (not anxious)59.135128.681
💃 (not 🧕)59.165431.237
humble (not arrogant)59.040025.797
androgynous (not gendered)59.06030.9103
anarchist (not statist)58.940532.634
😎 (not 🧐)58.754038.136
charming (not awkward)58.668128.2113
existentialist (not nihilist)58.461530.9168
kinky (not vanilla)58.351429.997
extreme (not moderate)58.372029.398
bright (not depressed)58.051128.782
miserable (not joyful)57.865920.312
nonpolitical (not political)57.735930.595
respectful (not rude)57.564026.2104
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.451930.192
well behaved (not mischievous)57.343827.988
🙃 (not 🥰)57.348433.146
urban (not rural)57.278826.631
masculine (not feminine)57.169920.483
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.058732.3104
🥴 (not 🥳)57.056532.029
child free (not pronatalist)56.974133.878
honorable (not cunning)56.863533.389
intellectual (not physical)56.774027.181
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)56.681825.423
impartial (not biased)56.413129.575
multicolored (not monochrome)56.350032.1185
individualist (not communal)56.366333.2192
quiet (not loud)56.149029.1103
flexible (not rigid)56.142132.397
normal (not weird)55.940430.995
fortunate (not unlucky)55.747636.181
authoritarian (not democratic)55.649433.385
official (not backdoor)55.347033.7105
Roman (not Greek)55.348737.36
unpolished (not eloquent)55.043528.399
zany (not regular)54.867429.321
🤐 (not 😜)54.857932.522
scheduled (not spontaneous)54.770833.180
jock (not nerd)54.748726.773
subdued (not exuberant)54.641631.015
work-first (not family-first)54.560133.575
straight (not queer)54.5101530.598
slow-talking (not fast-talking)54.436323.718
bold (not serious)54.365533.699
monastic (not hedonist)53.741625.626
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.758633.013
Swedish (not Italian)53.352530.611
patient (not impatient)53.142730.374
insulting (not complimentary)53.156325.8157
genuine (not sarcastic)53.063430.1105
basic (not hipster)52.980027.774
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.939034.369
🐒 (not 🐩)52.954929.716
shy (not playful)52.730223.666
trusting (not charming)52.751728.298
vegan (not cannibal)52.763019.617
ranged (not melee)52.572734.111
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.465934.681
French (not Russian)52.479136.210
orange (not purple)52.358631.978
reasoned (not instinctual)52.250532.998
stylish (not slovenly)52.281627.072
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.082326.995
competitive (not cooperative)51.682633.774
heathen (not devout)51.655027.482
linear (not circular)51.364334.712
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)50.868134.329
socialist (not libertarian)50.543934.077
😀 (not 😭)50.564928.331

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Kima Greggs (0.892)
  2. Zoe Washburne (0.892)
  3. Imperator Furiosa (0.866)
  4. Jason Bourne (0.861)
  5. Gamora (0.86)
  1. James Taggart (-0.58)
  2. Tobias Funke (-0.534)
  3. Bob Pinciotti (-0.528)
  4. Karen Smith (-0.516)
  5. Buster Bluth (-0.51)

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. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.77)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.66)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.65)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.64)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.63)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.57)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.55)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.54)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.51)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.48)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.45)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.43)
  13. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.42)
  14. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.39)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.34)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.33)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.16)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.1)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.1)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.0)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.0)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.02)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.06)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.09)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.1)


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