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Dagny Taggart Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Dagny Taggart is a character from Atlas Shrugged.

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
motivated (not unmotivated)100.010.05
driven (not unambitious)98.124.023
studious (not goof-off)97.315.215
overachiever (not underachiever)97.046.05
intense (not lighthearted)96.766.412
workaholic (not slacker)96.586.722
diligent (not lazy)94.9517.022
persistent (not quitter)94.4748.318
work-first (not family-first)94.2199.720
resolute (not wavering)94.156.615
demanding (not unchallenging)94.0307.411
active (not slothful)93.62910.128
industrial (not domestic)92.919.118
competent (not incompetent)92.88717.521
important (not irrelevant)92.47117.037
high IQ (not low IQ)91.61679.518
rich (not poor)91.413710.424
pointed (not random)90.63810.57
urban (not rural)90.5178.420
works hard (not plays hard)90.03616.231
businesslike (not chivalrous)89.72019.39
assertive (not passive)89.68616.131
bold (not shy)89.629114.038
resourceful (not helpless)89.517411.830
minimalist (not pack rat)89.359.511
alert (not oblivious)88.97310.510
privileged (not oppressed)88.813018.120
attentive (not interrupting)88.799.06
on-time (not tardy)88.613722.419
confident (not insecure)88.310514.632
straightforward (not cryptic)88.21516.126
concrete (not abstract)87.51611.911
go-getter (not slugabed)87.413125.414
high-tech (not low-tech)87.29112.921
libertarian (not socialist)86.9723.428
technophile (not luddite)86.84217.524
resistant (not resigned)86.73319.631
strict (not lenient)86.610110.421
factual (not poetic)86.52720.411
hunter (not gatherer)86.511919.315
serious (not playful)86.314715.924
individualist (not communal)86.29823.129
legit (not scrub)86.110120.028
genius (not dunce)86.116018.841
opinionated (not neutral)86.034025.215
radical (not centrist)86.02217.54
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.534722.620
presidential (not folksy)85.57113.211
competitive (not cooperative)85.428123.723
rational (not whimsical)85.37417.033
Swedish (not Italian)85.12210.28
child free (not pronatalist)84.95522.518
OCD (not ADHD)84.96511.212
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)84.88123.225
devoted (not unfaithful)84.845816.510
🤺 (not 🏌)84.719018.828
contrarian (not yes-man)84.65511.65
skeptical (not spiritual)84.216027.020
fast (not slow)84.216315.721
direct (not roundabout)84.218322.925
manicured (not scruffy)84.034821.122
highbrow (not lowbrow)83.94713.321
pro (not noob)83.938218.517
🧠 (not 💪)83.829918.436
neat (not messy)83.722218.725
high standards (not desperate)83.614621.213
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)83.44927.79
self-assured (not self-conscious)83.312624.725
🧗 (not 🛌)83.224222.930
fresh (not stinky)83.126225.923
empirical (not theoretical)83.0819.229
perceptive (not unobservant)83.048418.820
dramatic (not comedic)83.020015.46
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.926614.411
decisive (not hesitant)82.826920.039
edgy (not politically correct)82.813719.020
cosmopolitan (not provincial)82.85721.931
stubborn (not accommodating)82.837620.511
clean (not perverted)82.727515.28
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.322919.127
extraordinary (not mundane)82.327222.130
healthy (not sickly)82.324723.819
bossy (not meek)82.142419.439
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.135721.723
mighty (not puny)82.028917.021
captain (not first-mate)81.629031.417
beautiful (not ugly)81.669418.822
scientific (not artistic)81.620621.225
coordinated (not clumsy)81.541827.318
emancipated (not enslaved)81.513825.514
independent (not codependent)81.428130.729
dominant (not submissive)81.247320.124
consistent (not variable)81.010026.616
feisty (not gracious)80.829618.425
🌟 (not 💩)80.848127.024
permanent (not transient)80.76324.324
straight (not queer)80.542421.425
hard (not soft)80.423528.029
hard (not soft)80.323320.521
vibrant (not geriatric)80.329225.511
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.239822.124
tight (not loose)80.025920.912
opinionated (not jealous)79.625423.619
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.49825.231
armoured (not vulnerable)79.226924.225
deviant (not average)79.126517.536
precise (not vague)79.027625.220
sturdy (not flimsy)79.036625.022
rebellious (not obedient)78.945320.326
fortunate (not unlucky)78.87118.927
queen (not princess)78.833630.15
attractive (not repulsive)78.763222.529
utilitarian (not decorative)78.715223.432
eloquent (not unpolished)78.536628.624
logical (not emotional)78.416024.222
no-nonsense (not dramatic)78.412820.824
🤑 (not 🤠)78.417529.918
main character (not side character)78.442134.25
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)78.31948.07
private (not gregarious)78.028318.623
chosen one (not everyman)78.015028.59
factual (not exaggerating)77.619532.87
fire (not water)77.640235.35
lustful (not chaste)77.526119.419
hurried (not leisurely)77.410817.929
sexual (not asexual)77.448924.814
heroic (not villainous)77.368324.524
judgemental (not accepting)77.330626.823
extreme (not moderate)77.248715.619
arrogant (not humble)77.140518.314
badass (not weakass)77.172834.111
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)77.120723.025
one-faced (not two-faced)77.046224.48
curious (not apathetic)76.933326.520
mature (not juvenile)76.738221.919
alpha (not beta)76.754529.425
enlightened (not lost)76.612621.714
chic (not cheesy)76.515113.08
refined (not rugged)76.433122.723
selfish (not altruistic)76.331725.827
frank (not sugarcoated)76.353828.719
atheist (not theist)76.227329.932
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)76.211026.724
flourishing (not traumatized)76.23523.514
narcissistic (not low self esteem)76.237428.913
🥶 (not 🥵)76.18320.211
civilized (not barbaric)76.058820.231
quarrelsome (not warm)75.938019.723
spicy (not mild)75.946322.927
winter (not summer)75.824822.914
stylish (not slovenly)75.747018.123
master (not apprentice)75.659923.128
confidential (not gossiping)75.560019.414
Roman (not Greek)75.44713.35
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.346226.936
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.352530.610
prideful (not envious)75.239031.012
tense (not relaxed)75.169618.220
rigid (not flexible)75.027023.721
distant (not touchy-feely)74.934328.78
haunted (not blissful)74.951322.29
humorless (not funny)74.815920.825
involved (not remote)74.742627.023
stoic (not expressive)74.718925.124
📈 (not 📉)74.720324.829
knowledgeable (not ignorant)74.668129.815
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.624624.65
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.570526.410
never cries (not often crying)74.542730.711
reasoned (not instinctual)74.214428.626
ferocious (not pacifist)74.054326.732
sensible (not ludicrous)74.038829.724
objective (not subjective)74.05727.727
cultured (not rustic)74.034820.77
impatient (not patient)73.951123.722
brave (not careful)73.847727.226
young (not old)73.866115.422
suspicious (not awkward)73.845620.418
🎩 (not 🧢)73.746832.511
compersive (not jealous)73.619925.924
bright (not depressed)73.623825.425
cold (not warm)73.631719.927
rock (not rap)73.672322.75
thin (not thick)72.834228.021
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.842430.126
orderly (not chaotic)72.248430.117
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.239124.215
prestigious (not disreputable)72.050825.732
unorthodox (not traditional)72.050627.824
🐘 (not 🐀)71.920728.640
treasure (not trash)71.8102229.123
introspective (not not introspective)71.743630.824
picky (not always down)71.634924.812
proactive (not reactive)71.65830.811
loyal (not traitorous)71.5109925.926
stable (not moody)71.413328.723
nerd (not jock)71.362324.322
efficient (not overprepared)71.336731.810
blacksmith (not tailor)71.325236.112
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.119129.814
reserved (not chatty)71.142421.829
🥳 (not 🥴)70.917421.010
builder (not explorer)70.823825.327
👽 (not 🤡)70.728121.022
wise (not foolish)70.647629.620
human (not animalistic)70.684624.923
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)70.462030.522
reclusive (not social)70.335927.020
neurotypical (not autistic)70.272326.925
linear (not circular)70.114632.215
entitled (not grateful)70.148128.020
cocky (not timid)69.985723.910
guarded (not open)69.790423.630
official (not backdoor)69.727128.519
protagonist (not antagonist)69.390734.96
worldly (not innocent)69.184326.219
calm (not anxious)69.026528.221
literal (not metaphorical)68.842125.628
egalitarian (not racist)68.7125829.212
washed (not muddy)68.565832.48
🐩 (not 🐒)68.447825.820
Coke (not Pepsi)68.412035.010
🦇 (not 🐿)68.336530.719
modern (not historical)68.152331.419
interesting (not tiresome)68.184130.619
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.165928.432
gloomy (not sunny)68.158229.316
intellectual (not physical)68.078624.522
stingy (not generous)68.034328.813
authoritarian (not democratic)67.941528.420
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.842933.733
🤖 (not 👻)67.830533.525
analysis (not common sense)67.847436.56
valedictorian (not drop out)67.789032.513
arcane (not mainstream)67.646327.722
cannibal (not vegan)67.544734.16
frenzied (not sleepy)67.5100423.910
charming (not awkward)67.474924.031
cat person (not dog person)67.444436.312
😊 (not 🤣)67.364327.730
triggered (not trolling)67.359425.915
vintage (not trendy)67.387327.812
angry (not good-humored)67.239622.033
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.244921.627
feminist (not sexist)67.193931.524
💃 (not 🧕)67.177123.330
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.955828.627
English (not German)66.7121031.912
genuine (not sarcastic)66.656427.524
bitter (not sweet)66.553326.235
complicated (not simple)66.585332.631
chortling (not giggling)66.466324.516
🤔 (not 🤫)66.440729.024
🦒 (not 🐐)66.25831.136
wild (not tame)66.181323.019
suspicious (not trusting)66.065928.233
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')66.04234.021
gendered (not androgynous)66.0138630.215
reasonable (not deranged)66.070025.37
wooden (not plastic)65.880633.813
bold (not serious)65.760024.926
realistic (not fantastical)65.766631.512
obsessed (not aloof)65.668534.718
cynical (not gullible)65.678031.212
tasteful (not lewd)65.581223.527
outsider (not insider)65.547731.128
😏 (not 😬)65.458228.218
weird (not normal)65.371225.415
formal (not intimate)65.353427.723
sober (not indulgent)65.241527.822
interested (not bored)65.297133.811
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.142028.218
pensive (not serene)64.994620.17
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.985036.414
creative (not conventional)64.863934.323
deep (not shallow)64.878230.418
dry (not moist)64.742026.915
pure (not debased)64.664926.131
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)64.558832.425
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)64.487940.516
mad (not glad)64.069429.56
basic (not hipster)63.966225.822
transparent (not machiavellian)63.947532.39
specialist (not generalist)63.866031.818
vengeful (not forgiving)63.766229.327
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.734633.623
sorrowful (not cheery)63.678720.922
mathematical (not literary)63.536028.620
repetitive (not varied)63.556726.830
unemotional (not emotional)63.225032.312
punchable (not loveable)63.141029.119
frugal (not lavish)63.066430.818
ambitious (not realistic)63.078934.210
jaded (not innocent)63.097828.721
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.962933.935
believable (not poorly-written)62.9151929.616
goth (not flower child)62.640525.811
tall (not short)62.580024.135
secretive (not open-book)62.594128.515
corporate (not freelance)62.548239.217
hoarder (not unprepared)62.476918.417
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.286929.317
🥾 (not 👟)62.159232.917
freak (not normie)62.072427.711
extravagant (not thrifty)62.061729.48
exhibitionist (not bashful)61.982430.88
paranoid (not naive)61.979229.97
scandalous (not proper)61.572133.826
disarming (not creepy)61.5114129.622
😇 (not 😈)61.574933.123
street-smart (not sheltered)61.496832.926
💀 (not 🎃)61.268234.816
night owl (not morning lark)61.087527.327
monochrome (not multicolored)61.063236.227
western (not eastern)61.094536.622
psychopath (not empath)60.947929.814
doer (not thinker)60.596024.010
heathen (not devout)60.352630.817
idealist (not realist)60.361233.133
purple (not orange)60.257519.414
prudish (not flirtatious)60.155824.115
playful (not shy)60.0112826.624
🧐 (not 😎)60.060530.521
monastic (not hedonist)59.937130.516
loud (not quiet)59.881729.222
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.885629.312
gamer (not non-gamer)59.846033.05
earth (not air)59.894832.69
open-minded (not close-minded)59.793027.430
white knight (not bad boy)59.593335.511
introvert (not extrovert)59.456229.820
pretentious (not unassuming)59.483236.818
cool (not dorky)59.186732.816
charming (not trusting)59.076029.524
bookish (not sporty)59.0104223.621
preppy (not punk rock)59.096530.511
😀 (not 😭)58.765828.426
money-focused (not love-focused)58.548830.911
miserable (not joyful)58.397420.610
exuberant (not subdued)58.392727.09
practical (not imaginative)58.2104131.726
💝 (not 💔)58.278934.233
🐮 (not 🐷)58.286031.524
methodical (not astonishing)58.196530.318
reliable (not experimental)57.986537.818
giving (not receiving)57.6106319.55
real (not philosophical)57.4109931.628
melee (not ranged)57.343330.214
still (not twitchy)57.352530.013
anarchist (not statist)57.270142.113
feminine (not masculine)56.971127.529
fighter (not lover)56.982131.97
kind (not cruel)56.7133925.219
biased (not impartial)56.4132733.319
insulting (not complimentary)56.472125.123
honorable (not cunning)56.2103136.341
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.280427.333
poisonous (not nurturing)56.162130.722
equitable (not hypocritical)55.890829.942
political (not nonpolitical)55.796432.720
metrosexual (not macho)55.7106533.611
rough (not smooth)55.578930.819
sad (not happy)55.5111621.524
🙃 (not 🥰)55.575432.530
reassuring (not fearmongering)55.4104536.77
musical (not off-key)55.366231.714
mischievous (not well behaved)55.0104331.722
existentialist (not nihilist)55.0117234.616
predictable (not quirky)55.074232.715
zany (not regular)54.3101434.66
Russian (not French)54.355724.716
concise (not long-winded)54.387233.27
modest (not flamboyant)54.0100028.327
crafty (not scholarly)54.0111028.423
indie (not pop)54.0123523.56
tautology (not oxymoron)54.040635.55
🤐 (not 😜)53.894034.416
expressive (not monotone)53.8117340.813
conservative (not liberal)53.758232.510
🐴 (not 🦄)53.7104237.131
🎨 (not 🏀)53.7114934.918
kinky (not vanilla)53.690528.925
sane (not crazy)53.588133.36
outlaw (not sheriff)53.493034.129
classical (not avant-garde)53.3105330.931
wholesome (not salacious)53.1109129.510
tactful (not indiscreet)52.8126734.713
profound (not ironic)52.885635.014
respectful (not rude)52.6118231.714
offended (not chill)52.4109934.716
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)52.3111732.815
soulful (not soulless)52.1149030.222
epic (not deep)51.994634.217
good-cook (not bad-cook)51.791823.710
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)51.5139933.924
cautious (not impulsive)51.494429.220
demonic (not angelic)51.181129.324
romantic (not dispassionate)51.1142234.119
unfixable (not fixable)50.970834.414
demure (not vain)50.398037.115
sage (not whippersnapper)50.796823.410

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Henry Rearden (0.86)
  2. Cristina Yang (0.839)
  3. Stella Gibson (0.834)
  4. Jessica Pearson (0.822)
  5. Olivia Pope (0.819)
  6. Diane Lockhart (0.814)
  7. John Galt (0.81)
  8. Shirley Schmidt (0.807)
  9. Lena Luthor (0.795)
  10. Temperance Brennan (0.794)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.599)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.573)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.572)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.563)
  5. Kermit (-0.519)
  6. Lenny (-0.491)
  7. Denny (-0.487)
  8. Buster Bluth (-0.487)
  9. Bob Pinciotti (-0.486)
  10. Jake Harper (-0.471)

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

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


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