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the Alien Descriptive Personality Statistics

the Alien 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 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
ferocious (not pacifist)98.814.293
fighter (not lover)98.414.527
intense (not lighthearted)98.145.622
badass (not weakass)97.875.618
persistent (not quitter)97.746.729
dominant (not submissive)97.2711.084
extreme (not moderate)96.936.481
hunter (not gatherer)96.626.823
tall (not short)96.536.395
hard (not soft)96.5410.597
gloomy (not sunny)96.1113.122
assertive (not passive)95.8412.888
👽 (not 🤡)95.8115.642
alpha (not beta)95.7910.987
goth (not flower child)95.247.316
hard (not soft)95.1411.8178
extraordinary (not mundane)94.5815.5100
genocidal (not not genocidal)94.41015.235
demonic (not angelic)94.31715.0100
motivated (not unmotivated)94.16713.430
spicy (not mild)94.0911.389
confident (not insecure)93.61016.793
angry (not good-humored)93.6515.191
frank (not sugarcoated)93.51812.820
driven (not unambitious)93.46413.981
cruel (not kind)93.32014.6103
😈 (not 😇)93.32618.362
armoured (not vulnerable)93.2313.986
cold (not warm)93.21819.4105
cunning (not honorable)93.11013.3101
🤺 (not 🏌)93.11514.755
suspicious (not trusting)93.01815.690
animalistic (not human)92.9114.487
cool (not dorky)92.8812.634
mighty (not puny)92.71016.7104
feisty (not gracious)92.71016.285
resourceful (not helpless)92.66116.4176
vengeful (not forgiving)92.65014.398
bossy (not meek)92.55513.087
jaded (not innocent)92.42211.09
stubborn (not accommodating)92.44715.720
decisive (not hesitant)92.21312.873
wild (not tame)92.24319.7110
diligent (not lazy)92.114814.977
mischievous (not well behaved)92.05919.684
punk rock (not preppy)92.02815.230
bold (not shy)91.915716.595
moist (not dry)91.7220.317
quarrelsome (not warm)91.53722.084
alert (not oblivious)91.52214.229
fearmongering (not reassuring)91.41920.024
edgy (not politically correct)91.31515.487
unfixable (not fixable)91.3915.320
haunted (not blissful)91.11810.516
creepy (not disarming)90.9521.382
thick-skinned (not sensitive)90.8120.490
freak (not normie)90.81726.313
villainous (not heroic)90.74016.798
💀 (not 🎃)90.7818.527
arrogant (not humble)90.510016.076
instinctual (not reasoned)90.31021.185
deviant (not average)90.32017.5107
active (not slothful)90.19120.091
mad (not glad)90.11924.125
strict (not lenient)89.94817.495
fast (not slow)89.93219.485
soulless (not soulful)89.82021.0172
🦇 (not 🐿)89.81021.241
frenzied (not sleepy)89.81318.324
important (not irrelevant)89.614018.934
overachiever (not underachiever)89.69121.321
🧗 (not 🛌)89.25516.742
monochrome (not multicolored)89.11022.6176
pensive (not serene)89.1213.67
natural-talent (not hard-work)89.1124.216
night owl (not morning lark)88.94216.393
sturdy (not flimsy)88.95819.820
spelunker (not claustrophobic)88.8621.117
psychopath (not empath)88.86627.012
bitter (not sweet)88.56424.377
authoritarian (not democratic)88.26324.184
perceptive (not unobservant)88.120528.218
suspicious (not awkward)87.93319.583
pro (not noob)87.920026.629
workaholic (not slacker)87.921821.6188
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.815924.821
bad boy (not white knight)87.85025.628
competent (not incompetent)87.723622.799
stingy (not generous)87.66122.620
resistant (not resigned)87.51425.192
cannibal (not vegan)87.45031.326
humorless (not funny)87.31823.1106
resolute (not wavering)87.34921.525
nonpolitical (not political)87.2525.988
outlaw (not sheriff)86.99627.782
Russian (not French)86.81219.98
epic (not deep)86.7226.521
exuberant (not subdued)86.66117.214
weird (not normal)86.310023.386
efficient (not overprepared)86.3417.215
crafty (not scholarly)86.23521.691
on-time (not tardy)86.118325.124
interested (not bored)86.04022.715
interesting (not tiresome)85.89423.577
barbaric (not civilized)85.72524.394
rhythmic (not stuttering)85.57919.717
demanding (not unchallenging)85.524328.222
queen (not princess)85.514533.220
rude (not respectful)85.37623.985
outsider (not insider)85.22029.595
coordinated (not clumsy)85.123224.881
master (not apprentice)84.924124.7113
poisonous (not nurturing)84.612627.688
never cries (not often crying)84.512729.620
scandalous (not proper)84.313326.469
pointed (not random)84.319227.515
obsessed (not aloof)84.28327.470
realist (not idealist)84.23625.2180
cynical (not gullible)84.213627.714
serious (not playful)84.118029.2111
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.19128.3109
kinky (not vanilla)83.89624.790
confidential (not gossiping)83.721522.172
melee (not ranged)83.6625.313
analysis (not common sense)83.65326.328
tense (not relaxed)83.525925.4102
purple (not orange)83.34020.080
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)83.29629.818
sporty (not bookish)83.111328.380
go-getter (not slugabed)83.029926.032
chortling (not giggling)82.94125.312
cocky (not timid)82.934222.824
utilitarian (not decorative)82.95326.6164
arcane (not mainstream)82.86228.495
antagonist (not protagonist)82.87428.126
contrarian (not yes-man)82.87229.022
concise (not long-winded)82.52929.423
high IQ (not low IQ)82.449822.4106
street-smart (not sheltered)82.326328.287
selfish (not altruistic)82.119029.5106
plastic (not wooden)82.01922.310
competitive (not cooperative)81.733834.175
atheist (not theist)81.510131.5141
rock (not rap)81.420632.323
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.322032.418
judgemental (not accepting)81.220428.670
lustful (not chaste)81.016328.479
offended (not chill)80.915028.316
exhibitionist (not bashful)80.812030.426
prideful (not envious)80.412527.029
paranoid (not naive)80.28326.424
nihilist (not existentialist)80.1730.4140
precise (not vague)80.121228.685
real (not philosophical)79.99829.885
guarded (not open)79.540526.689
hoarder (not unprepared)79.55820.896
unorthodox (not traditional)79.522531.5165
radical (not centrist)79.58830.325
close-minded (not open-minded)79.410730.773
dramatic (not comedic)79.430533.617
perverted (not clean)79.312632.423
tactful (not indiscreet)79.212332.635
rough (not smooth)79.110831.562
empirical (not theoretical)78.61827.9115
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)78.59032.137
believable (not poorly-written)78.538127.714
entitled (not grateful)78.426629.411
captain (not first-mate)78.331233.974
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)78.233130.789
self-disciplined (not disorganized)78.156533.495
reclusive (not social)78.013627.131
genuine (not sarcastic)77.917730.992
🐒 (not 🐩)77.88528.440
tight (not loose)77.827327.713
genius (not dunce)77.435923.392
secretive (not open-book)77.435332.120
experimental (not reliable)77.317636.611
specialist (not generalist)77.011632.7167
salacious (not wholesome)77.021034.622
practical (not imaginative)76.730633.169
jock (not nerd)76.521528.782
deranged (not reasonable)76.320235.132
stoic (not hypochondriac)76.215433.117
direct (not roundabout)76.241532.893
insulting (not complimentary)75.923830.0156
🤫 (not 🤔)75.91631.637
messy (not neat)75.819733.0107
🙃 (not 🥰)75.718534.256
one-faced (not two-faced)75.643738.818
machiavellian (not transparent)75.620930.625
avant-garde (not classical)75.510029.6132
impartial (not biased)75.4737.474
intimate (not formal)75.415433.534
anarchist (not statist)75.417938.435
studious (not goof-off)75.457330.042
Roman (not Greek)75.24726.510
independent (not codependent)75.045434.576
repulsive (not attractive)74.910633.8114
chic (not cheesy)74.317030.222
zany (not regular)74.132328.730
🤠 (not 🤑)73.931930.836
reserved (not chatty)73.728733.178
healthy (not sickly)73.756633.5100
objective (not subjective)73.64635.4173
doer (not thinker)73.635535.521
winter (not summer)73.627236.522
👻 (not 🤖)73.515932.449
wise (not foolish)73.334425.0108
chosen one (not everyman)73.325135.127
industrial (not domestic)73.214832.8171
backdoor (not official)73.028937.181
punchable (not loveable)73.021236.519
receiving (not giving)72.924939.222
lewd (not tasteful)72.914433.287
focused on the present (not focused on the future)72.713836.8108
vintage (not trendy)72.556734.316
physical (not intellectual)72.320733.185
flamboyant (not modest)72.035431.486
mysterious (not unambiguous)71.828037.2100
chaotic (not orderly)71.638435.6101
logical (not emotional)71.424935.4102
🤐 (not 😜)71.429337.232
vibrant (not geriatric)71.454628.421
emancipated (not enslaved)71.345634.578
rebellious (not obedient)71.260136.692
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.166033.798
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.146032.380
moody (not stable)70.858437.492
equitable (not hypocritical)70.728333.8129
tautology (not oxymoron)70.72130.416
hedonist (not monastic)70.523631.433
mathematical (not literary)70.317834.977
scientific (not artistic)70.343035.486
worldly (not innocent)70.169336.2101
knowledgeable (not ignorant)69.875134.619
legit (not scrub)69.575337.130
sorrowful (not cheery)69.348630.284
🏀 (not 🎨)69.132833.940
cat person (not dog person)69.131840.123
devoted (not unfaithful)69.0104835.617
pronatalist (not child free)68.817939.476
creative (not conventional)68.643835.999
not introspective (not introspective)68.613135.341
distant (not touchy-feely)68.644638.316
vain (not demure)68.542332.981
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)68.518837.947
rational (not whimsical)68.351436.487
disreputable (not prestigious)68.321637.778
😎 (not 🧐)68.345036.246
🥴 (not 🥳)68.231634.454
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.240635.844
playful (not shy)68.175631.0105
flourishing (not traumatized)67.912138.925
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.944734.373
heathen (not devout)67.826939.295
spontaneous (not scheduled)67.542736.0103
skeptical (not spiritual)67.476832.985
indie (not pop)67.453635.925
rugged (not refined)67.339338.3106
crazy (not sane)67.245037.530
interrupting (not attentive)67.240142.812
hurried (not leisurely)66.838832.097
🦄 (not 🐴)66.731437.241
💔 (not 💝)66.632338.242
unpatriotic (not patriotic)66.59040.429
muddy (not washed)66.325337.515
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.229440.753
exaggerating (not factual)66.149234.116
self-improving (not self-destructive)66.032837.319
ludicrous (not sensible)65.535238.867
literal (not metaphorical)65.550737.189
mature (not juvenile)65.561235.5156
charming (not trusting)65.448321.158
quiet (not loud)64.843338.289
awkward (not charming)64.430734.281
androgynous (not gendered)64.34138.393
🎩 (not 🧢)64.160340.338
Pepsi (not Coke)64.111438.215
📈 (not 📉)63.965136.934
rustic (not cultured)63.928637.421
factual (not poetic)63.856540.412
whippersnapper (not sage)63.835835.415
libertarian (not socialist)63.732538.167
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)63.749238.912
explorer (not builder)63.550237.579
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.543739.216
works hard (not plays hard)63.484137.277
enlightened (not lost)63.340233.315
fantastical (not realistic)63.343632.412
stinky (not fresh)63.226539.531
businesslike (not chivalrous)63.251737.125
extravagant (not thrifty)62.950941.412
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.736035.761
💃 (not 🧕)62.779438.764
🤣 (not 😊)62.736232.939
family-first (not work-first)62.659039.889
unpolished (not eloquent)62.538241.289
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.351638.473
feminist (not sexist)62.389934.128
😬 (not 😏)62.234139.447
ADHD (not OCD)62.238330.015
proactive (not reactive)62.124737.815
opinionated (not neutral)62.0127640.223
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.9109835.188
pretentious (not unassuming)61.865638.226
love-focused (not money-focused)61.791744.312
indulgent (not sober)61.562142.098
liberal (not conservative)61.575141.228
profound (not ironic)61.341437.016
🐘 (not 🐀)61.149435.950
modern (not historical)61.065937.886
luddite (not technophile)60.846738.470
miserable (not joyful)60.774539.729
gamer (not non-gamer)60.638140.817
always down (not picky)60.329144.122
stylish (not slovenly)60.283738.472
shallow (not deep)60.234338.634
quirky (not predictable)60.255642.328
urban (not rural)60.097440.726
off-key (not musical)59.860438.624
deliberate (not spontaneous)59.786839.272
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.797537.831
privileged (not oppressed)59.793935.313
permanent (not transient)59.565036.682
abstract (not concrete)59.342937.836
valedictorian (not drop out)59.294037.629
fortunate (not unlucky)59.149436.490
flirtatious (not prudish)59.171336.518
🐮 (not 🐷)59.066136.840
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.551146.013
impulsive (not cautious)58.268437.588
egalitarian (not racist)58.2130642.939
involved (not remote)58.1110839.774
🥶 (not 🥵)58.047842.031
linear (not circular)57.953340.619
😭 (not 😀)57.759839.052
dispassionate (not romantic)57.733241.916
treasure (not trash)57.5124136.834
ambitious (not realistic)57.486638.221
expressive (not stoic)57.384639.080
water (not fire)57.346738.518
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)57.171638.379
overspender (not penny-pincher)57.154536.439
calm (not anxious)57.048937.675
patient (not impatient)57.046741.1103
individualist (not communal)57.086043.7191
freelance (not corporate)57.084743.316
trolling (not triggered)56.932237.714
private (not gregarious)56.891638.785
bold (not serious)56.776341.985
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.766038.590
German (not English)56.610039.117
brave (not careful)56.594240.092
metrosexual (not macho)56.588838.715
curious (not apathetic)56.4111840.687
methodical (not astonishing)56.487438.997
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.429138.479
🐐 (not 🦒)56.196836.838
air (not earth)55.633734.07
rigid (not flexible)55.581240.497
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.488737.2139
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)55.475636.545
still (not twitchy)55.351840.216
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.243544.217
unemotional (not emotional)55.136044.617
hipster (not basic)54.949237.270
complicated (not simple)54.7109143.375
introvert (not extrovert)54.659337.675
expressive (not monotone)54.595340.827
high standards (not desperate)54.298338.523
scruffy (not manicured)54.156440.687
Swedish (not Italian)54.164041.59
queer (not straight)54.028536.688
straightforward (not cryptic)53.9116743.0100
high-tech (not low-tech)53.874541.1111
tailor (not blacksmith)53.898431.16
young (not old)53.799639.072
jealous (not compersive)53.676133.456
thick (not thin)53.457636.6105
varied (not repetitive)53.448035.5135
eastern (not western)53.424434.726
debased (not pure)53.272342.592
depressed (not bright)53.271138.373
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.271941.885
variable (not consistent)53.152839.916
poor (not rich)53.061633.266
🥾 (not 👟)53.074338.941
neurotypical (not autistic)52.9135237.269
folksy (not presidential)52.771934.415
loyal (not traitorous)52.3130941.080
💩 (not 🌟)52.339241.436
asexual (not sexual)52.346041.024
pack rat (not minimalist)52.265941.323
opinionated (not jealous)51.2134137.917
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.153338.666
masculine (not feminine)51.0101030.581
happy (not sad)51.061932.491
lavish (not frugal)50.874938.379
ugly (not beautiful)50.233838.9156
🧠 (not 💪)50.8117735.149

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Man in Black (0.755)
  2. Angel Eyes (0.743)
  3. Avon Barksdale (0.737)
  4. Azula (0.726)
  5. Thanos (0.726)
  6. Vicious (0.724)
  7. Billy Butcher (0.72)
  8. Darth Vader (0.719)
  9. Megatron (0.718)
  10. Mystique (0.715)
  1. Jerry Gergich (-0.635)
  2. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.608)
  3. Chip Dove (-0.571)
  4. George Michael Bluth (-0.562)
  5. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.553)
  6. Flounder (-0.551)
  7. Charles Bingley (-0.551)
  8. Chien-Po (-0.55)
  9. Glenn Sturgis (-0.547)
  10. Rita Bennett (-0.544)

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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