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Ellen Ripley Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
main character (not side character)97.0316.010
persistent (not quitter)96.8166.329
badass (not weakass)95.7336.718
resourceful (not helpless)95.01811.4201
competent (not incompetent)94.73311.9115
frank (not sugarcoated)94.5186.821
protagonist (not antagonist)94.21518.030
independent (not codependent)93.91013.9101
important (not irrelevant)93.54517.149
perceptive (not unobservant)92.9577.320
heroic (not villainous)92.84013.593
active (not slothful)92.55311.095
motivated (not unmotivated)92.416210.629
inspiring (not cringeworthy)92.2513.0191
overachiever (not underachiever)91.95612.116
diligent (not lazy)91.620510.3111
egalitarian (not racist)91.46810.636
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)91.4714.240
sturdy (not flimsy)91.1377.818
pro (not noob)91.012818.127
🧗 (not 🛌)90.94114.060
driven (not unambitious)90.716815.6108
loyal (not traitorous)90.522910.273
feminist (not sexist)90.58412.628
alpha (not beta)90.211014.697
alert (not oblivious)90.14916.932
legit (not scrub)89.83115.038
assertive (not passive)89.68614.3115
🤺 (not 🏌)89.47015.659
direct (not roundabout)89.37018.699
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.015113.125
one-faced (not two-faced)89.05818.821
down2earth (not head@clouds)88.62216.281
high IQ (not low IQ)88.230712.2121
🤠 (not 🤑)88.23314.837
bold (not shy)88.138917.1107
wise (not foolish)88.06312.3104
go-getter (not slugabed)88.010710.432
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.923515.384
dominant (not submissive)87.922115.883
believable (not poorly-written)87.93421.214
rational (not whimsical)87.63716.096
devoted (not unfaithful)87.431619.428
mighty (not puny)87.310817.297
utilitarian (not decorative)87.11715.8166
healthy (not sickly)86.99514.989
treasure (not trash)86.919522.942
confidential (not gossiping)86.814610.191
works hard (not plays hard)86.710314.785
🌟 (not 💩)86.720525.059
decisive (not hesitant)86.514118.092
queen (not princess)86.513825.514
workaholic (not slacker)86.334313.0194
punk rock (not preppy)86.210919.729
brave (not careful)86.07118.580
resolute (not wavering)86.07721.226
rock (not rap)85.510418.324
genius (not dunce)85.418413.074
attractive (not repulsive)85.432317.2106
coordinated (not clumsy)85.426618.178
resistant (not resigned)85.34723.6103
street-smart (not sheltered)85.320219.599
mature (not juvenile)85.115018.9171
straightforward (not cryptic)84.94622.295
ferocious (not pacifist)84.818714.378
serious (not playful)84.321413.469
sensible (not ludicrous)84.36418.797
pointed (not random)84.322817.431
studious (not goof-off)84.229117.131
confident (not insecure)83.823720.193
fast (not slow)83.818118.275
precise (not vague)83.614015.788
scientific (not artistic)83.016817.991
no-nonsense (not dramatic)83.07224.093
beautiful (not ugly)82.963618.9188
interesting (not tiresome)82.720117.988
empath (not psychopath)82.619313.919
guarded (not open)82.534417.8102
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.531418.092
fighter (not lover)82.510518.724
opinionated (not jealous)82.412919.525
hard (not soft)82.419215.684
deep (not shallow)82.212416.236
altruistic (not selfish)82.116118.1107
hard (not soft)81.520218.8171
📈 (not 📉)81.53425.345
extraordinary (not mundane)81.430921.692
intense (not lighthearted)81.437515.321
realistic (not fantastical)81.414122.520
realist (not idealist)81.37922.0203
reserved (not chatty)81.218513.6100
cool (not dorky)81.117826.730
real (not philosophical)81.18220.4111
factual (not poetic)81.011321.123
haunted (not blissful)81.026420.926
efficient (not overprepared)80.95019.326
bossy (not meek)80.847515.694
cat person (not dog person)80.811933.325
emancipated (not enslaved)80.815023.595
equitable (not hypocritical)80.76820.3183
sane (not crazy)80.69918.333
giving (not receiving)80.322817.928
skeptical (not spiritual)80.330419.799
tense (not relaxed)80.244315.588
factual (not exaggerating)80.214819.016
sober (not indulgent)80.15021.489
master (not apprentice)80.142921.486
literal (not metaphorical)79.96820.186
introspective (not not introspective)79.913820.553
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.79022.493
stubborn (not accommodating)79.649721.623
vintage (not trendy)79.635817.423
loveable (not punchable)79.526925.124
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.450020.585
nurturing (not poisonous)79.331319.599
human (not animalistic)78.744524.187
demanding (not unchallenging)78.757926.926
on-time (not tardy)78.751929.624
armoured (not vulnerable)78.629024.995
chortling (not giggling)78.613120.523
soulful (not soulless)78.461521.6189
valedictorian (not drop out)78.352325.727
blacksmith (not tailor)78.311224.534
opinionated (not neutral)77.978729.019
suspicious (not awkward)77.731418.699
feisty (not gracious)77.641726.4101
mathematical (not literary)77.310621.184
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)77.314718.619
self-improving (not self-destructive)76.912519.515
clean (not perverted)76.951515.416
industrial (not domestic)76.89422.9176
sage (not whippersnapper)76.78217.220
frugal (not lavish)76.615521.493
love-focused (not money-focused)76.661623.621
western (not eastern)76.513828.842
winter (not summer)76.523025.121
spelunker (not claustrophobic)76.413322.521
modest (not flamboyant)76.326422.496
interested (not bored)76.337519.922
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)76.122127.078
attentive (not interrupting)76.021429.625
never cries (not often crying)76.037620.526
compersive (not jealous)75.915019.675
hurried (not leisurely)75.914420.688
spicy (not mild)75.846823.098
kind (not cruel)75.871520.791
🧢 (not 🎩)75.728730.035
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.750124.320
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)75.554425.319
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)75.430926.757
cynical (not gullible)75.444923.929
strict (not lenient)75.336020.197
profound (not ironic)75.39223.919
OCD (not ADHD)75.136219.213
atheist (not theist)75.132025.8151
dramatic (not comedic)75.151616.029
minimalist (not pack rat)74.814421.723
conspiracist (not sheeple)74.836025.398
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.728727.523
gloomy (not sunny)74.637820.922
rebellious (not obedient)74.260325.094
🏀 (not 🎨)74.130628.636
concise (not long-winded)74.112728.430
involved (not remote)74.046230.279
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)74.050624.985
prestigious (not disreputable)73.842326.681
👽 (not 🤡)73.720224.533
objective (not subjective)73.66127.1195
mad (not glad)73.638424.332
demure (not vain)73.516120.0106
disarming (not creepy)73.555222.2113
neurotypical (not autistic)73.452822.795
reassuring (not fearmongering)73.336024.735
indie (not pop)73.039732.923
unorthodox (not traditional)72.948027.0151
exhibitionist (not bashful)72.839623.026
distant (not touchy-feely)72.840417.932
vibrant (not geriatric)72.660221.317
high-tech (not low-tech)72.536224.5102
practical (not imaginative)72.252228.2107
realistic (not ambitious)72.212226.527
orderly (not chaotic)72.248421.994
reasonable (not deranged)72.047327.532
complicated (not simple)71.965025.384
freelance (not corporate)71.957226.328
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.982133.017
tactful (not indiscreet)71.939925.825
fire (not water)71.958128.929
rugged (not refined)71.836126.1103
goth (not flower child)71.723218.928
private (not gregarious)71.655123.382
curious (not apathetic)71.558325.470
earth (not air)71.537424.333
enlightened (not lost)71.423821.019
open-minded (not close-minded)71.345721.588
triggered (not trolling)71.336621.219
liberal (not conservative)71.250128.640
vengeful (not forgiving)71.147724.9100
creative (not conventional)71.044627.8108
sorrowful (not cheery)70.851118.9105
cautious (not impulsive)70.837626.678
deliberate (not spontaneous)70.765228.2100
hunter (not gatherer)70.755728.018
technophile (not luddite)70.626323.573
thrifty (not extravagant)70.430228.922
prudish (not flirtatious)70.425523.525
concrete (not abstract)70.338531.031
rough (not smooth)70.235124.992
young (not old)70.079521.185
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.932930.497
🥵 (not 🥶)69.934529.434
civilized (not barbaric)69.582524.974
modern (not historical)69.347330.477
worldly (not innocent)69.284226.5105
consistent (not variable)69.248126.226
high standards (not desperate)69.259126.416
fresh (not stinky)69.185029.238
jaded (not innocent)69.176325.040
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.043825.416
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.970332.286
sad (not happy)68.956918.998
penny-pincher (not overspender)68.838622.333
🤔 (not 🤫)68.829934.338
wooden (not plastic)68.865028.424
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)68.722931.136
logical (not emotional)68.437724.491
English (not German)68.4110934.227
frenzied (not sleepy)68.297323.633
tight (not loose)68.273223.513
scruffy (not manicured)68.139826.694
tasteful (not lewd)67.967624.7100
chaste (not lustful)67.928124.475
edgy (not politically correct)67.960327.593
night owl (not morning lark)67.965929.085
crafty (not scholarly)67.964227.5101
wild (not tame)67.875024.7102
prideful (not envious)67.885220.133
captain (not first-mate)67.663637.0111
secretive (not open-book)67.675329.824
doer (not thinker)67.467226.826
stoic (not expressive)67.434029.274
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.372328.527
explorer (not builder)67.249830.188
chic (not cheesy)67.239824.125
🦇 (not 🐿)67.139131.241
epic (not deep)67.131731.624
🐮 (not 🐷)66.728723.242
macho (not metrosexual)66.732232.732
stable (not moody)66.421728.4109
permanent (not transient)66.445431.194
pure (not debased)66.258427.097
varied (not repetitive)66.216028.0104
oppressed (not privileged)66.130423.321
😊 (not 🤣)66.169629.850
tall (not short)65.968023.8104
🐘 (not 🐀)65.740031.062
contrarian (not yes-man)65.667332.922
🐴 (not 🦄)65.362937.244
obsessed (not aloof)65.270628.890
chosen one (not everyman)65.256534.625
paranoid (not naive)65.165322.820
angelic (not demonic)64.774725.485
bitter (not sweet)64.757921.9104
🥾 (not 👟)64.451436.949
humorless (not funny)64.337324.592
thin (not thick)64.370228.7107
pensive (not serene)64.298526.025
sporty (not bookish)64.147928.5104
suspicious (not trusting)64.171428.675
hoarder (not unprepared)64.167320.998
judgemental (not accepting)63.963628.491
grateful (not entitled)63.958027.933
sheriff (not outlaw)63.564433.483
proactive (not reactive)63.424435.118
quarrelsome (not warm)63.371723.791
reclusive (not social)63.352826.444
traumatized (not flourishing)63.388429.024
deviant (not average)63.182527.572
still (not twitchy)62.936129.620
empirical (not theoretical)62.742831.289
cold (not warm)62.757126.790
fixable (not unfixable)62.775326.825
methodical (not astonishing)62.580134.896
proper (not scandalous)62.466730.881
radical (not centrist)62.359532.827
cocky (not timid)62.0113830.227
angry (not good-humored)61.954123.8115
outsider (not insider)61.762431.290
generous (not stingy)61.691723.821
neat (not messy)61.496027.3124
specialist (not generalist)61.477832.5151
😇 (not 😈)61.176428.547
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.034320.922
🧠 (not 💪)60.9113725.048
Roman (not Greek)60.942437.414
poor (not rich)60.853821.971
miserable (not joyful)60.888222.023
non-gamer (not gamer)60.891934.820
arcane (not mainstream)60.575427.696
introvert (not extrovert)60.454329.0107
dispassionate (not romantic)60.332828.637
avant-garde (not classical)60.248828.0156
honorable (not cunning)60.190132.982
calm (not anxious)60.049128.485
💀 (not 🎃)60.072631.427
white knight (not bad boy)60.092134.125
transparent (not machiavellian)59.964433.322
reliable (not experimental)59.681834.816
intellectual (not physical)59.3106526.781
humble (not arrogant)59.363925.693
🥴 (not 🥳)59.378132.639
presidential (not folksy)59.382430.722
💝 (not 💔)59.275436.341
charming (not awkward)59.1102028.8108
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.063832.487
formal (not intimate)59.070132.136
vegan (not cannibal)59.080024.431
🐐 (not 🦒)58.996231.250
existentialist (not nihilist)58.498130.8158
wholesome (not salacious)58.493930.325
official (not backdoor)58.262733.4111
💃 (not 🧕)58.2106630.759
quiet (not loud)58.172127.7101
androgynous (not gendered)58.111229.898
moist (not dry)58.163630.016
tautology (not oxymoron)58.122328.618
scheduled (not spontaneous)57.995932.279
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.776129.795
well behaved (not mischievous)57.667328.688
kinky (not vanilla)57.677830.599
unassuming (not pretentious)57.655429.841
bright (not depressed)57.575628.885
extreme (not moderate)57.4108429.597
quirky (not predictable)57.476633.125
respectful (not rude)57.3103425.9100
🤖 (not 👻)57.266230.245
ranged (not melee)57.080036.221
Italian (not Swedish)56.680532.116
nonpolitical (not political)56.558930.395
😎 (not 🧐)56.589138.754
Coke (not Pepsi)56.564230.217
freak (not normie)56.590629.929
impartial (not biased)56.419930.078
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.374531.829
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)56.1110734.223
picky (not always down)56.195632.616
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)56.0124424.726
normal (not weird)55.960430.693
straight (not queer)55.7141330.496
individualist (not communal)55.7105233.7179
urban (not rural)55.7126927.730
chivalrous (not businesslike)55.781434.934
authoritarian (not democratic)55.671032.485
musical (not off-key)55.664231.516
subdued (not exuberant)55.661033.023
common sense (not analysis)55.655934.323
low self esteem (not narcissistic)55.558921.423
masculine (not feminine)55.4111520.579
basic (not hipster)55.4106126.175
multicolored (not monochrome)55.379631.9174
flexible (not rigid)55.169032.595
French (not Russian)55.1109732.820
bad-cook (not good-cook)55.182429.523
unambiguous (not mysterious)55.095232.6103
offended (not chill)55.099729.125
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.838733.767
work-first (not family-first)54.887133.178
😏 (not 😬)54.6101837.254
emotional (not unemotional)54.6135025.523
unpolished (not eloquent)54.465428.298
genuine (not sarcastic)54.394330.5108
shy (not playful)54.144622.969
🙃 (not 🥰)54.079935.772
washed (not muddy)53.7117128.430
child free (not pronatalist)53.6126334.377
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)53.6107032.534
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)53.585936.441
fortunate (not unlucky)53.479536.180
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.4121727.595
🤐 (not 😜)53.495934.540
regular (not zany)53.375528.626
😀 (not 😭)53.287330.251
stylish (not slovenly)53.1121327.075
heathen (not devout)52.979428.783
bold (not serious)52.8102834.399
rustic (not cultured)52.866124.827
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.798833.785
sexual (not asexual)52.5132632.222
patient (not impatient)52.468529.679
monotone (not expressive)52.467129.427
insulting (not complimentary)52.283726.4150
jock (not nerd)51.979828.977
trusting (not charming)51.885128.9100
socialist (not libertarian)51.666834.479
anarchist (not statist)51.688635.548
hedonist (not monastic)51.2111528.033
🐩 (not 🐒)51.2106829.027
cooperative (not competitive)51.073633.376
purple (not orange)50.3101732.380
circular (not linear)50.793035.018
instinctual (not reasoned)50.4117732.894

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Zoe Washburne (0.889)
  2. Kima Greggs (0.885)
  3. Imperator Furiosa (0.877)
  4. Jason Bourne (0.863)
  5. Kate Beckett (0.862)
  6. Trinity (0.859)
  7. Gamora (0.854)
  8. Captain Marvel (0.851)
  9. Alex Danvers (0.847)
  10. Sayid Jarrah (0.843)
  1. Connor Roy (-0.631)
  2. James Taggart (-0.571)
  3. The Deep (-0.542)
  4. Karen Smith (-0.522)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.506)
  6. Tom Wambsgans (-0.492)
  7. Buster Bluth (-0.487)
  8. Kevin Malone (-0.485)
  9. Tobias Funke (-0.474)
  10. Denny (-0.468)

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

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


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