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Sterling Archer Descriptive Personality Statistics

Sterling Archer is a character from Archer.

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
bold (not shy)99.122.118
sexual (not asexual)97.744.735
extravagant (not thrifty)97.734.023
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)97.535.127
competitive (not cooperative)97.475.221
entitled (not grateful)97.455.227
loud (not quiet)97.276.120
arrogant (not humble)97.085.918
lavish (not frugal)97.037.720
mischievous (not well behaved)96.7115.228
flirtatious (not prudish)96.639.315
impulsive (not cautious)96.256.416
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)96.2155.524
impatient (not patient)96.226.229
flamboyant (not modest)96.147.719
vain (not demure)95.839.218
stubborn (not accommodating)95.8109.531
spontaneous (not scheduled)95.686.517
salacious (not wholesome)95.616.028
sporty (not bookish)95.366.420
assertive (not passive)95.365.512
extreme (not moderate)94.9147.717
doer (not thinker)94.927.533
narcissistic (not low self esteem)94.9138.527
rich (not poor)94.8637.925
playful (not shy)94.5228.317
💃 (not 🧕)93.61411.920
charismatic (not uninspiring)93.3248.220
captain (not first-mate)93.23510.218
jock (not nerd)93.1117.614
cocky (not timid)93.05411.315
opinionated (not neutral)92.95610.543
spicy (not mild)92.9149.514
lustful (not chaste)92.81117.014
kinky (not vanilla)92.8910.619
funny (not humorless)92.7279.223
demanding (not unchallenging)92.75314.030
chaotic (not orderly)92.52712.313
ferocious (not pacifist)92.32912.519
heathen (not devout)92.3210.014
individualist (not communal)92.3914.530
sexist (not feminist)92.31612.426
charming (not trusting)92.228.417
interrupting (not attentive)92.21515.247
deviant (not average)92.0118.720
juvenile (not mature)91.62410.518
dominant (not submissive)91.410514.212
rebellious (not obedient)91.310417.618
hunter (not gatherer)91.2358.317
🏀 (not 🎨)91.21916.124
selfish (not altruistic)91.16514.217
manicured (not scruffy)91.110517.717
wild (not tame)90.9669.020
self-destructive (not self-improving)90.91811.214
vengeful (not forgiving)90.87712.230
extrovert (not introvert)90.75420.016
jealous (not compersive)90.7167.425
fire (not water)90.6517.523
alpha (not beta)90.510520.126
shallow (not deep)90.4710.116
explorer (not builder)90.488.517
psychopath (not empath)90.36012.427
feisty (not gracious)90.23210.322
exaggerating (not factual)90.24212.143
sarcastic (not genuine)90.13117.318
overspender (not penny-pincher)90.12312.517
bossy (not meek)89.714116.723
extraordinary (not mundane)89.66610.812
cunning (not honorable)89.5348.524
beautiful (not ugly)89.529611.524
perverted (not clean)89.52814.633
insulting (not complimentary)89.34019.417
goof-off (not studious)89.34711.517
plays hard (not works hard)89.21815.117
vibrant (not geriatric)89.15910.618
worldly (not innocent)89.15016.423
poisonous (not nurturing)88.88113.819
debased (not pure)88.75317.623
privileged (not oppressed)88.713118.614
rude (not respectful)88.44912.49
moody (not stable)88.49915.019
quarrelsome (not warm)88.410111.615
focused on the present (not focused on the future)88.3618.118
playful (not serious)88.25614.220
masculine (not feminine)88.220717.822
cosmopolitan (not provincial)88.21611.017
natural-talent (not hard-work)88.0216.133
dramatic (not no-nonsense)87.97016.625
important (not irrelevant)87.923016.519
🤣 (not 😊)87.91317.627
experimental (not reliable)87.82816.819
😎 (not 🧐)87.76514.320
gregarious (not private)87.52815.724
pretentious (not unassuming)87.56116.221
conspiracist (not sheeple)87.44412.323
crafty (not scholarly)87.42513.016
indulgent (not sober)87.46126.416
chatty (not reserved)87.215520.825
urban (not rural)87.25319.920
straight (not queer)87.114615.321
zany (not regular)87.15911.016
spontaneous (not deliberate)86.74624.321
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)86.76319.717
lewd (not tasteful)86.62417.914
pro (not noob)86.628320.018
unorthodox (not traditional)86.411424.716
😜 (not 🤐)86.310621.821
leisurely (not hurried)86.11813.516
creative (not conventional)86.09216.212
stylish (not slovenly)86.013825.422
long-winded (not concise)85.81214.16
bad boy (not white knight)85.78115.810
efficient (not overprepared)85.61313.423
exuberant (not subdued)85.68615.613
loose (not tight)85.62823.314
head@clouds (not down2earth)85.27815.923
crazy (not sane)85.19010.712
tailor (not blacksmith)85.13224.317
exhibitionist (not bashful)85.16126.837
attractive (not repulsive)85.033623.718
night owl (not morning lark)85.012916.411
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.823226.325
🤺 (not 🏌)84.818023.319
epic (not deep)84.8913.646
ambitious (not realistic)84.810817.833
instinctual (not reasoned)84.58517.615
disorganized (not self-disciplined)84.55816.810
decisive (not hesitant)84.519825.114
tardy (not on-time)84.46027.424
ludicrous (not sensible)84.36311.712
scandalous (not proper)84.115223.416
master (not apprentice)83.929617.213
anarchist (not statist)83.86416.825
hypocritical (not equitable)83.77818.123
jaded (not innocent)83.721818.319
foolish (not wise)83.65819.817
😈 (not 😇)83.516817.619
🥵 (not 🥶)83.53223.722
chosen one (not everyman)83.45120.017
social (not reclusive)83.415221.617
atheist (not theist)83.27329.314
frank (not sugarcoated)83.223231.013
Coke (not Pepsi)83.1926.426
resistant (not resigned)83.16826.317
stingy (not generous)83.011919.626
physical (not intellectual)82.97910.015
fortunate (not unlucky)82.92523.615
frenzied (not sleepy)82.913617.017
gossiping (not confidential)82.89521.723
bitter (not sweet)82.617412.923
mighty (not puny)82.128518.514
receiving (not giving)82.113625.715
ADHD (not OCD)82.09520.945
outlaw (not sheriff)81.922825.017
charming (not awkward)81.823020.317
skeptical (not spiritual)81.823716.819
not introspective (not introspective)81.81629.320
bold (not serious)81.714524.826
edgy (not politically correct)81.616420.721
🤡 (not 👽)81.22724.420
ironic (not profound)81.21719.425
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.019927.329
cool (not dorky)81.018021.720
fantastical (not realistic)80.913821.343
🧗 (not 🛌)80.929920.315
fearmongering (not reassuring)80.714321.216
💔 (not 💝)80.510722.315
astonishing (not methodical)80.34126.916
demonic (not angelic)80.317216.716
rock (not rap)80.127824.720
confident (not insecure)79.839528.412
freak (not normie)79.818820.331
unfaithful (not devoted)79.64127.518
driven (not unambitious)79.580527.413
cold (not warm)79.420120.318
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)79.36111.58
tall (not short)79.123811.039
prideful (not envious)79.119430.145
fresh (not stinky)79.044521.223
spelunker (not claustrophobic)78.97521.813
preppy (not punk rock)78.929526.127
badass (not weakass)78.765424.342
brave (not careful)78.628725.119
😏 (not 😬)78.517528.313
freelance (not corporate)78.534427.619
soulless (not soulful)78.413115.020
hard (not soft)78.028725.416
trolling (not triggered)78.04328.320
machiavellian (not transparent)77.718227.416
deranged (not reasonable)77.421023.813
🐐 (not 🦒)77.47031.110
armoured (not vulnerable)77.234024.325
expressive (not stoic)77.133425.417
gendered (not androgynous)76.978627.919
suspicious (not trusting)76.735022.518
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)76.77729.619
moist (not dry)76.48027.917
mad (not glad)76.329125.213
genocidal (not not genocidal)76.213619.716
avant-garde (not classical)76.010722.613
guarded (not open)75.962926.515
fast-talking (not slow-talking)75.832622.318
slacker (not workaholic)75.510921.224
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)75.532125.318
Italian (not Swedish)75.519821.112
whippersnapper (not sage)75.58726.114
radical (not centrist)75.516824.513
suspicious (not awkward)75.341019.113
animalistic (not human)75.07520.520
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)74.921529.110
🐘 (not 🐀)74.713418.09
libertarian (not socialist)74.57625.211
variable (not consistent)74.47929.614
cultured (not rustic)74.432226.016
whimsical (not rational)74.324125.416
subjective (not objective)74.34233.411
hard (not soft)74.141325.219
cannibal (not vegan)74.128921.515
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)73.927527.115
English (not German)73.969530.219
judgemental (not accepting)73.937429.113
🎩 (not 🧢)73.944825.020
hedonist (not monastic)73.615935.212
lost (not enlightened)73.623425.823
fast (not slow)73.361325.124
contrarian (not yes-man)73.233928.215
backdoor (not official)72.931531.125
modern (not historical)72.734624.912
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)72.529435.326
persistent (not quitter)72.5138931.913
reactive (not proactive)72.514531.515
dispassionate (not romantic)72.412925.816
💪 (not 🧠)72.218827.119
unprepared (not hoarder)72.19830.820
bad-cook (not good-cook)72.124928.736
money-focused (not love-focused)72.125629.311
indiscreet (not tactful)72.010934.623
expressive (not monotone)71.955838.217
liberal (not conservative)71.945730.913
biased (not impartial)71.748234.216
resourceful (not helpless)71.6102928.725
weird (not normal)70.951921.826
punchable (not loveable)70.926523.619
traumatized (not flourishing)70.856029.423
authoritarian (not democratic)70.835433.017
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)70.865832.820
🥳 (not 🥴)70.617235.918
presidential (not folksy)70.644126.218
💀 (not 🎃)70.639031.628
unfixable (not fixable)70.521624.020
legit (not scrub)70.381929.618
industrial (not domestic)70.324531.114
distant (not touchy-feely)70.246828.216
🦇 (not 🐿)70.131528.511
work-first (not family-first)69.948526.121
high-tech (not low-tech)69.842727.922
🐒 (not 🐩)69.728133.625
intimate (not formal)69.633523.925
🐷 (not 🐮)69.615038.317
dog person (not cat person)69.437133.718
cruel (not kind)69.225916.314
🤑 (not 🤠)69.134637.611
active (not slothful)68.8113235.321
transient (not permanent)68.415129.917
summer (not winter)68.350938.29
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.184025.410
fighter (not lover)68.145620.031
purple (not orange)68.030132.116
random (not pointed)68.018529.128
💩 (not 🌟)67.920331.824
👻 (not 🤖)67.736526.414
real (not philosophical)67.658331.521
racist (not egalitarian)67.513220.115
imaginative (not practical)67.033629.923
barbaric (not civilized)66.926829.815
oblivious (not alert)66.825224.615
believable (not poorly-written)66.8124030.017
chortling (not giggling)66.764233.118
child free (not pronatalist)66.466037.914
🤔 (not 🤫)66.439132.018
disarming (not creepy)66.390530.520
drop out (not valedictorian)66.035731.023
disreputable (not prestigious)65.927532.221
pensive (not serene)65.885927.829
twitchy (not still)65.766930.132
coordinated (not clumsy)65.593533.320
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')65.56035.911
go-getter (not slugabed)65.4127430.718
circular (not linear)65.426326.425
western (not eastern)65.457734.712
nonpolitical (not political)65.030830.320
decorative (not utilitarian)65.029130.220
one-faced (not two-faced)64.991539.327
offended (not chill)64.865231.825
emancipated (not enslaved)64.684535.021
washed (not muddy)64.480033.717
flexible (not rigid)64.435934.925
protagonist (not antagonist)64.4104830.219
factual (not poetic)64.363226.211
emotional (not logical)64.163931.924
young (not old)63.794420.418
oxymoron (not tautology)63.734230.112
relaxed (not tense)63.618429.820
healthy (not sickly)63.5106930.915
specialist (not generalist)63.565830.015
🦄 (not 🐴)63.343932.818
vague (not precise)63.121527.218
direct (not roundabout)63.098837.324
princess (not queen)63.036538.220
intense (not lighthearted)62.699337.116
nihilist (not existentialist)62.519536.613
depressed (not bright)62.350334.919
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.395433.124
interesting (not tiresome)62.2108435.420
quirky (not predictable)62.157936.518
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.954235.710
motivated (not unmotivated)61.5157927.515
independent (not codependent)61.197638.514
metaphorical (not literal)61.028441.414
high IQ (not low IQ)60.9141824.015
never cries (not often crying)60.981733.016
high standards (not desperate)60.886926.528
paranoid (not naive)60.881227.215
sheltered (not street-smart)60.745235.614
literary (not mathematical)60.682331.922
insider (not outsider)60.643628.512
multicolored (not monochrome)60.659732.917
good-humored (not angry)60.282032.418
😀 (not 😭)59.961135.114
off-key (not musical)59.868431.516
cynical (not gullible)59.798029.412
treasure (not trash)59.6137333.118
plastic (not wooden)59.625133.718
curious (not apathetic)59.3115529.315
macho (not metrosexual)59.146733.827
open-book (not secretive)59.044434.524
🙃 (not 🥰)58.961230.516
complicated (not simple)58.2114233.724
thick (not thin)58.251028.823
calm (not anxious)58.153036.321
messy (not neat)58.057037.319
Roman (not Greek)57.955836.09
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)57.856529.834
emotional (not unemotional)57.8119537.317
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.673838.723
traitorous (not loyal)57.532726.517
always down (not picky)57.445235.17
abstract (not concrete)56.957135.516
underachiever (not overachiever)56.826235.329
bored (not interested)56.524631.430
opinionated (not jealous)56.5136733.618
lazy (not diligent)56.417828.821
dunce (not genius)56.339723.526
air (not earth)56.138033.920
non-gamer (not gamer)55.8106037.046
refined (not rugged)55.698431.318
autistic (not neurotypical)55.323831.417
🥾 (not 👟)55.378233.112
sad (not happy)55.2108626.422
miserable (not joyful)55.1103426.423
heroic (not villainous)55.0134723.220
pack rat (not minimalist)55.064637.516
idealist (not realist)54.976635.821
cringeworthy (not inspiring)54.763726.419
empirical (not theoretical)54.691833.113
melee (not ranged)54.650037.25
vintage (not trendy)54.6128732.643
sunny (not gloomy)54.473530.017
goth (not flower child)54.459826.112
straightforward (not cryptic)54.2132140.915
luddite (not technophile)54.182431.520
cheery (not sorrowful)53.766926.018
basic (not hipster)53.6109229.519
smooth (not rough)53.686827.717
unambiguous (not mysterious)53.596832.122
close-minded (not open-minded)53.563030.315
unpolished (not eloquent)53.366135.219
involved (not remote)53.2145235.512
comedic (not dramatic)53.152034.952
arcane (not mainstream)52.9105533.015
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)52.993328.915
📈 (not 📉)52.9133435.514
perceptive (not unobservant)52.9157035.421
cheesy (not chic)52.696232.711
Russian (not French)52.261631.522
pop (not indie)52.257126.411
resolute (not wavering)52.0142129.813
lenient (not strict)51.883136.914
incompetent (not competent)51.834432.020
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.793127.829
varied (not repetitive)51.467135.315
aloof (not obsessed)51.145735.720
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.061636.623
blissful (not haunted)50.159631.734
scientific (not artistic)50.8100126.816
flimsy (not sturdy)50.856238.412
stoic (not hypochondriac)50.8120136.314
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)50.357029.712
ignorant (not knowledgeable)50.449629.419
analysis (not common sense)50.5115629.713

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Barney Stinson (0.853)
  2. Charlie Harper (0.84)
  3. Bender Bending Rodriguez (0.813)
  4. Denny Crane (0.81)
  5. Logan Delos (0.802)
  6. Roger Sterling (0.795)
  7. Edie Britt (0.792)
  8. Damon Salvatore (0.791)
  9. Jenna Maroney (0.782)
  10. Jennifer Check (0.779)
  1. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (-0.665)
  2. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.661)
  3. Evan (-0.632)
  4. George Michael Bluth (-0.629)
  5. Lexi Howard (-0.623)
  6. Jared Dunn (-0.619)
  7. Brian Johnson (-0.617)
  8. Aimee Finecky (-0.615)
  9. Jerry Gergich (-0.608)
  10. Brooks Hatlen (-0.608)

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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