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Ash Personality Statistics

Ash 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
perceptive (not unobservant)92.9518.210
corporate (not freelance)92.669.25
scientific (not artistic)92.31712.979
serious (not playful)91.43010.958
formal (not intimate)90.4815.727
logical (not emotional)89.9818.391
narcissistic (not low self esteem)89.96110.410
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.64514.389
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.34816.784
tight (not loose)89.23713.313
practical (not imaginative)89.11813.882
work-first (not family-first)88.86716.677
intense (not lighthearted)88.211111.710
self-disciplined (not disorganized)88.116817.681
methodical (not astonishing)88.01314.977
mathematical (not literary)87.71417.476
secretive (not open-book)86.811013.512
guarded (not open)86.712215.677
🤖 (not 👻)86.7625.028
dispassionate (not romantic)86.5118.44
cold (not warm)85.98516.699
workaholic (not slacker)85.726321.4152
high-tech (not low-tech)85.67822.282
diligent (not lazy)85.441417.564
stoic (not expressive)85.32719.759
technophile (not luddite)85.24125.448
utilitarian (not decorative)84.83021.9145
studious (not goof-off)84.819924.736
industrial (not domestic)84.62021.2151
chortling (not giggling)84.62716.47
believable (not poorly-written)84.59714.18
rigid (not flexible)84.46920.469
persistent (not quitter)84.353320.226
coordinated (not clumsy)84.122122.070
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)84.16319.229
soulless (not soulful)84.05522.3166
strict (not lenient)83.911420.877
rational (not whimsical)83.49121.9110
private (not gregarious)83.38421.892
works hard (not plays hard)83.017623.683
humorless (not funny)83.04519.386
🙃 (not 🥰)82.66615.926
driven (not unambitious)82.450525.874
high IQ (not low IQ)82.440723.268
skeptical (not spiritual)82.314723.982
bookish (not sporty)82.225525.771
gloomy (not sunny)82.110810.79
intellectual (not physical)81.823823.578
miserable (not joyful)81.711112.721
💔 (not 💝)81.76721.221
authoritarian (not democratic)81.612624.186
manicured (not scruffy)81.433022.091
punchable (not loveable)81.410117.811
nerd (not jock)81.423124.678
basic (not hipster)81.29422.274
neat (not messy)81.121823.486
hard (not soft)81.115621.4146
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)80.25724.38
hard (not soft)80.117623.482
creepy (not disarming)80.14622.883
🤐 (not 😜)80.17318.523
confidential (not gossiping)80.027025.573
atheist (not theist)79.912128.5127
concrete (not abstract)79.87422.424
no-nonsense (not dramatic)79.77928.4102
reasoned (not instinctual)79.73530.863
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.614119.99
suspicious (not trusting)79.621223.674
mad (not glad)79.215815.516
sober (not indulgent)78.95328.297
serious (not bold)78.84725.687
🧠 (not 💪)78.431723.936
orderly (not chaotic)78.420028.169
arrogant (not humble)78.228227.164
quiet (not loud)78.112023.9110
😈 (not 😇)78.119228.129
traitorous (not loyal)78.18627.461
conventional (not creative)77.99825.987
decisive (not hesitant)77.934726.673
monochrome (not multicolored)77.99928.4131
preppy (not punk rock)77.724421.111
cunning (not honorable)77.717727.182
close-minded (not open-minded)77.510825.879
conservative (not liberal)77.58819.029
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.436623.726
demonic (not angelic)77.316121.365
tense (not relaxed)77.241123.276
🥴 (not 🥳)77.29119.030
frugal (not lavish)77.011723.574
calm (not anxious)77.08629.575
resourceful (not helpless)76.855925.0147
villainous (not heroic)76.713023.765
confident (not insecure)76.538729.077
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.329429.975
📉 (not 📈)76.21029.021
eloquent (not unpolished)76.133928.982
genius (not dunce)76.132125.074
🧐 (not 😎)76.111829.725
focused on the future (not focused on the present)76.05728.688
precise (not vague)75.928827.974
refined (not rugged)75.825928.480
child free (not pronatalist)75.821133.681
reserved (not chatty)75.719521.261
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.510827.922
careful (not brave)75.46325.080
active (not slothful)75.357524.382
cruel (not kind)75.215122.884
alert (not oblivious)75.139130.718
valedictorian (not drop out)75.145425.917
factual (not poetic)75.119432.115
bitter (not sweet)75.023318.763
enlightened (not lost)74.812335.06
modest (not flamboyant)74.623427.277
poisonous (not nurturing)74.619524.467
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)74.513524.263
quarrelsome (not warm)74.330525.696
mature (not juvenile)74.330428.0144
salacious (not wholesome)74.221724.519
reclusive (not social)74.115022.617
👽 (not 🤡)74.013431.920
thick-skinned (not sensitive)73.519028.465
uninspiring (not charismatic)73.24623.869
🤔 (not 🤫)73.211135.824
objective (not subjective)73.14533.8141
specialist (not generalist)73.020430.4159
🦇 (not 🐿)72.817927.410
chaste (not lustful)72.811230.671
deviant (not average)72.835428.371
crazy (not sane)72.625935.710
linear (not circular)72.68225.313
sorrowful (not cheery)72.528714.086
complicated (not simple)72.541429.367
hunter (not gatherer)72.534926.011
trash (not treasure)72.48730.925
introvert (not extrovert)72.215327.094
important (not irrelevant)72.268629.926
efficient (not overprepared)72.226626.918
uncreative (not open to new experinces)72.19531.177
vengeful (not forgiving)72.032825.276
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.050628.014
worldly (not innocent)71.950727.275
awkward (not charming)71.714926.090
armoured (not vulnerable)71.739929.681
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)71.712730.027
chill (not offended)71.613027.15
competent (not incompetent)71.369429.577
geriatric (not vibrant)71.36319.011
cringeworthy (not inspiring)71.218323.9124
suspicious (not awkward)71.142831.483
resolute (not wavering)71.040832.724
master (not apprentice)70.851628.281
sexist (not feminist)70.819130.717
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)70.716027.713
cryptic (not straightforward)70.68033.071
selfish (not altruistic)70.529330.059
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)70.417435.218
first-mate (not captain)70.234432.559
🧕 (not 💃)70.26332.430
subdued (not exuberant)70.210525.711
weird (not normal)70.138429.387
vanilla (not kinky)70.124230.470
privileged (not oppressed)70.153728.318
presidential (not folksy)70.131731.910
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.034826.662
Swedish (not Italian)69.813930.114
repulsive (not attractive)69.713324.990
mysterious (not unambiguous)69.725430.561
repetitive (not varied)69.622629.979
unfixable (not fixable)69.518019.811
Russian (not French)69.012435.44
off-key (not musical)69.022028.08
assertive (not passive)68.864027.269
hoarder (not unprepared)68.827124.262
regular (not zany)68.812134.122
mild (not spicy)68.616626.363
old (not young)68.329318.971
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.335231.566
sad (not happy)68.239718.083
sturdy (not flimsy)68.255625.413
literal (not metaphorical)68.032233.370
nihilist (not existentialist)68.07733.1141
scrub (not legit)67.99529.814
judgemental (not accepting)67.837830.372
pessimistic (not optimistic)67.729226.583
monastic (not hedonist)67.78730.626
classical (not avant-garde)67.532931.4131
💩 (not 🌟)67.215430.715
masculine (not feminine)67.055523.572
realist (not idealist)67.029834.8163
urban (not rural)67.057431.430
direct (not roundabout)66.660833.661
angry (not good-humored)66.627523.167
cannibal (not vegan)66.633735.012
obedient (not rebellious)66.323635.986
🐴 (not 🦄)66.136735.723
biased (not impartial)66.055933.481
hypocritical (not equitable)65.930232.1158
dry (not moist)65.926534.912
enslaved (not emancipated)65.89733.565
🐀 (not 🐘)65.823534.327
Roman (not Greek)65.818528.712
stinky (not fresh)65.119032.228
extreme (not moderate)65.158630.564
pro (not noob)65.172932.521
🐷 (not 🐮)65.116834.124
political (not nonpolitical)65.042833.869
cautious (not impulsive)64.938730.958
obsessed (not aloof)64.947131.863
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.939234.783
rich (not poor)64.654522.358
independent (not codependent)64.557336.769
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.460434.114
fast (not slow)64.265328.470
statist (not anarchist)64.135433.623
modern (not historical)64.045731.971
scholarly (not crafty)63.926733.573
melee (not ranged)63.818733.910
ugly (not beautiful)63.713223.3141
traditional (not unorthodox)63.632935.3128
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.558233.482
insulting (not complimentary)63.338727.8138
debased (not pure)63.241032.168
sensible (not ludicrous)62.853132.368
wise (not foolish)62.650332.174
official (not backdoor)62.632337.070
ferocious (not pacifist)62.560929.871
bold (not shy)62.197726.669
civilized (not barbaric)62.070330.773
patient (not impatient)61.928533.196
unlucky (not fortunate)61.741028.986
sheriff (not outlaw)61.745633.676
tactful (not indiscreet)61.660929.819
bossy (not meek)61.576130.186
🤑 (not 🤠)61.437230.414
devout (not heathen)61.346833.560
consistent (not variable)61.354437.211
shy (not playful)60.717924.268
sage (not whippersnapper)60.736335.210
tame (not wild)60.334330.080
orange (not purple)60.036729.063
disreputable (not prestigious)59.930130.974
individualist (not communal)59.958937.1175
😊 (not 🤣)59.363025.919
🧗 (not 🛌)59.267431.226
genuine (not sarcastic)58.852634.966
🐒 (not 🐩)58.843733.017
resistant (not resigned)58.789933.268
deranged (not reasonable)58.441333.518
politically correct (not edgy)58.238733.363
remote (not involved)58.213835.384
🤺 (not 🏌)58.286333.430
outsider (not insider)58.053034.170
😬 (not 😏)57.737931.016
neurotypical (not autistic)57.697134.351
straight (not queer)57.697833.072
😭 (not 😀)57.647729.426
🥾 (not 👟)57.549136.523
proper (not scandalous)57.453735.476
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.351235.377
night owl (not morning lark)57.368831.075
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.218836.653
go-getter (not slugabed)57.1105534.09
sheltered (not street-smart)57.038131.666
apathetic (not curious)56.918937.083
trolling (not triggered)56.629129.58
competitive (not cooperative)56.276233.884
traumatized (not flourishing)56.276128.413
sleepy (not frenzied)56.29518.65
empirical (not theoretical)56.159835.386
short (not tall)56.144726.470
human (not animalistic)56.186628.860
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.130428.114
dominant (not submissive)55.981631.767
charming (not trusting)55.961623.260
feisty (not gracious)55.886628.858
healthy (not sickly)55.492334.785
vain (not demure)55.360831.271
macho (not metrosexual)55.241535.912
stable (not moody)55.033133.086
dorky (not cool)54.950633.012
libertarian (not socialist)54.866935.361
tasteful (not lewd)54.580132.686
reliable (not experimental)54.565435.311
western (not eastern)54.486638.024
mischievous (not well behaved)54.273334.668
🐐 (not 🦒)54.183533.623
German (not English)54.111537.27
smooth (not rough)53.359731.877
permanent (not transient)53.371331.881
tailor (not blacksmith)53.378932.415
pretentious (not unassuming)53.272633.233
slovenly (not stylish)52.943329.668
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.959833.126
arcane (not mainstream)52.672635.153
depressed (not bright)52.655429.966
🎩 (not 🧢)52.469432.915
slow-talking (not fast-talking)52.341128.312
rude (not respectful)52.250531.579
claustrophobic (not spelunker)52.140028.49
cosmopolitan (not provincial)51.967033.570
shallow (not deep)51.844232.634
pack rat (not minimalist)51.852836.119
hurried (not leisurely)51.775530.367
not introspective (not introspective)51.737534.737
androgynous (not gendered)51.611037.178
puny (not mighty)51.535528.866
tiresome (not interesting)51.431533.374
jealous (not compersive)51.364934.273
thin (not thick)51.179026.981
beta (not alpha)50.149433.587
real (not philosophical)50.992636.959
stuttering (not rhythmic)50.832832.913
extraordinary (not mundane)50.395332.871
builder (not explorer)50.765432.571
egalitarian (not racist)50.4109628.221

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Agent Smith (0.838)
  2. Alexander Conklin (0.829)
  3. The Operative (0.805)
  4. Thufir Hawat (0.8)
  5. Mycroft Holmes (0.794)
  1. Pumbaa (-0.72)
  2. Pippin Took (-0.69)
  3. Merry Brandybuck (-0.676)
  4. Dory (-0.667)
  5. Olaf (-0.664)

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 = 0.52)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.39)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.37)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.32)
  5. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.23)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.2)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.16)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.11)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.08)
  10. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.08)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.03)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.03)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.03)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.09)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.13)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.15)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.15)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.17)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.17)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.18)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.34)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.34)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.59)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.6)


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