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Dagny Taggart Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
motivated (not unmotivated)100.010.05
studious (not goof-off)97.315.215
overachiever (not underachiever)97.076.05
intense (not lighthearted)96.766.711
workaholic (not slacker)96.586.722
driven (not unambitious)95.12714.724
diligent (not lazy)94.9427.022
persistent (not quitter)94.4608.318
work-first (not family-first)94.2189.720
resolute (not wavering)94.156.615
active (not slothful)93.62010.128
demanding (not unchallenging)93.6317.58
go-getter (not slugabed)93.5138.812
industrial (not domestic)92.919.118
competent (not incompetent)92.87517.521
important (not irrelevant)92.45117.037
high IQ (not low IQ)91.61549.518
rich (not poor)91.412110.424
urban (not rural)90.5128.420
works hard (not plays hard)90.03016.231
bold (not shy)89.825414.237
assertive (not passive)89.68116.131
resourceful (not helpless)89.515111.830
minimalist (not pack rat)89.329.511
pointed (not random)89.06410.66
alert (not oblivious)88.96110.510
privileged (not oppressed)88.812018.120
attentive (not interrupting)88.799.06
businesslike (not chivalrous)88.43220.08
factual (not exaggerating)88.42310.65
confident (not insecure)88.39414.632
straightforward (not cryptic)88.21116.126
on-time (not tardy)87.913824.515
concrete (not abstract)87.51111.911
strict (not lenient)87.37910.120
high-tech (not low-tech)87.27212.921
libertarian (not socialist)86.9723.428
technophile (not luddite)86.83517.524
direct (not roundabout)86.510220.524
hunter (not gatherer)86.510419.315
resistant (not resigned)86.42620.229
serious (not playful)86.311715.924
individualist (not communal)86.28023.129
devoted (not unfaithful)86.231517.68
legit (not scrub)86.18820.028
genius (not dunce)86.112918.841
pro (not noob)86.025316.916
radical (not centrist)86.01817.54
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.529122.620
presidential (not folksy)85.56013.211
competitive (not cooperative)85.424323.723
rational (not whimsical)85.36517.033
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)85.06123.624
child free (not pronatalist)84.95022.518
🤺 (not 🏌)84.714518.828
factual (not poetic)84.45521.99
skeptical (not spiritual)84.213227.020
stubborn (not accommodating)84.127722.48
manicured (not scruffy)84.031321.122
Swedish (not Italian)84.01810.47
highbrow (not lowbrow)83.94213.321
🧠 (not 💪)83.825218.436
neat (not messy)83.718618.725
high standards (not desperate)83.613221.213
fast (not slow)83.415915.720
🧗 (not 🛌)83.218422.930
fresh (not stinky)83.121325.923
empirical (not theoretical)83.0719.229
dramatic (not comedic)83.016515.46
contrarian (not yes-man)83.06612.44
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.923014.411
edgy (not politically correct)82.812319.020
cosmopolitan (not provincial)82.85521.931
coordinated (not clumsy)82.731127.617
clean (not perverted)82.722615.28
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.613725.024
opinionated (not neutral)82.544027.012
decisive (not hesitant)82.424220.138
perceptive (not unobservant)82.444419.119
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.319219.127
extraordinary (not mundane)82.323322.130
healthy (not sickly)82.322123.819
bossy (not meek)82.138319.439
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.130721.723
mighty (not puny)82.025317.021
OCD (not ADHD)81.710711.96
captain (not first-mate)81.624131.417
emancipated (not enslaved)81.511625.514
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)81.45928.78
independent (not codependent)81.424230.729
beautiful (not ugly)81.459319.321
scientific (not artistic)81.318421.624
dominant (not submissive)81.242020.124
straight (not queer)81.237221.624
consistent (not variable)81.07926.616
hard (not soft)80.919420.820
🌟 (not 💩)80.837827.024
queen (not princess)80.825533.34
permanent (not transient)80.75824.324
feisty (not gracious)80.327418.724
vibrant (not geriatric)80.325125.511
opinionated (not jealous)80.218824.917
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.232822.124
cultured (not rustic)80.213310.85
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.810813.69
hard (not soft)79.722028.328
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.48625.231
armoured (not vulnerable)79.222824.225
selfish (not altruistic)79.222821.526
deviant (not average)79.123217.536
precise (not vague)79.024525.220
sturdy (not flimsy)79.031825.022
rebellious (not obedient)78.938720.326
fortunate (not unlucky)78.86118.927
attractive (not repulsive)78.752822.529
utilitarian (not decorative)78.712623.432
eloquent (not unpolished)78.531928.624
logical (not emotional)78.413024.222
no-nonsense (not dramatic)78.410820.824
🤑 (not 🤠)78.415629.918
tight (not loose)78.225820.911
one-faced (not two-faced)78.135325.97
private (not gregarious)78.022718.623
chosen one (not everyman)78.012528.59
hurried (not leisurely)77.88118.128
lustful (not chaste)77.523319.419
heroic (not villainous)77.357124.524
judgemental (not accepting)77.326026.823
extreme (not moderate)77.242515.619
badass (not weakass)77.062835.710
curious (not apathetic)76.927526.520
mature (not juvenile)76.732821.919
alpha (not beta)76.747229.425
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)76.61986.65
enlightened (not lost)76.610821.714
refined (not rugged)76.428822.723
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)76.219523.024
atheist (not theist)76.223329.932
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)76.28326.724
flourishing (not traumatized)76.23323.514
narcissistic (not low self esteem)76.232628.913
🥶 (not 🥵)76.17920.211
arrogant (not humble)76.038018.513
civilized (not barbaric)76.050320.231
suspicious (not awkward)75.934019.017
quarrelsome (not warm)75.933319.723
spicy (not mild)75.940622.927
stylish (not slovenly)75.738918.123
master (not apprentice)75.651523.128
sensible (not ludicrous)75.529228.520
confidential (not gossiping)75.551119.414
Roman (not Greek)75.44213.35
sexual (not asexual)75.448925.912
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.340826.936
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.343930.610
prideful (not envious)75.234031.012
tense (not relaxed)75.159018.220
rigid (not flexible)75.023623.721
distant (not touchy-feely)74.928928.78
haunted (not blissful)74.943022.29
humorless (not funny)74.813420.825
involved (not remote)74.736627.023
stoic (not expressive)74.715125.124
📈 (not 📉)74.715624.829
knowledgeable (not ignorant)74.658029.815
cynical (not gullible)74.640123.78
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.555826.410
reasoned (not instinctual)74.211428.626
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.020527.54
impatient (not patient)73.944623.722
young (not old)73.853815.422
bright (not depressed)73.819525.026
🎩 (not 🧢)73.739532.511
compersive (not jealous)73.615725.924
cold (not warm)73.627619.927
rock (not rap)73.664022.75
unorthodox (not traditional)73.537627.423
winter (not summer)73.227825.011
ferocious (not pacifist)73.248526.731
brave (not careful)73.042627.425
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.045628.721
objective (not subjective)73.05127.826
thin (not thick)72.828228.021
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.835730.126
orderly (not chaotic)72.242630.117
never cries (not often crying)72.241632.36
prestigious (not disreputable)72.043125.732
fire (not water)72.048337.44
stingy (not generous)72.024626.312
🐘 (not 🐀)71.917228.640
frank (not sugarcoated)71.964431.614
reasonable (not deranged)71.841325.84
introspective (not not introspective)71.736730.824
loyal (not traitorous)71.592126.425
stable (not moody)71.411028.723
nerd (not jock)71.354624.322
efficient (not overprepared)71.332331.810
blacksmith (not tailor)71.321236.112
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.117129.814
reserved (not chatty)71.134421.829
🥳 (not 🥴)70.914121.010
builder (not explorer)70.821525.327
👽 (not 🤡)70.723621.022
wise (not foolish)70.641229.620
human (not animalistic)70.671624.923
transparent (not machiavellian)70.620427.68
chortling (not giggling)70.637022.814
treasure (not trash)70.590629.122
picky (not always down)70.334625.511
reclusive (not social)70.328427.020
neurotypical (not autistic)70.265926.925
realistic (not fantastical)70.243629.011
linear (not circular)70.111732.215
oxymoron (not tautology)70.08327.83
chic (not cheesy)70.025613.24
guarded (not open)69.876424.428
official (not backdoor)69.723828.519
wooden (not plastic)69.352833.012
worldly (not innocent)69.172926.219
calm (not anxious)69.021628.221
ambitious (not realistic)69.048230.48
genuine (not sarcastic)68.939925.623
feminist (not sexist)68.972431.621
literal (not metaphorical)68.836425.628
egalitarian (not racist)68.7105229.212
washed (not muddy)68.555732.48
angry (not good-humored)68.429921.232
🐩 (not 🐒)68.440625.820
Coke (not Pepsi)68.411335.010
extravagant (not thrifty)68.440125.77
🦇 (not 🐿)68.329630.719
cocky (not timid)68.377127.97
interesting (not tiresome)68.171330.619
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.156528.432
gloomy (not sunny)68.150129.316
intellectual (not physical)68.068124.522
authoritarian (not democratic)67.936528.420
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.836033.733
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.837021.826
valedictorian (not drop out)67.775932.513
arcane (not mainstream)67.640427.722
cannibal (not vegan)67.539834.16
weird (not normal)67.455624.914
charming (not awkward)67.464224.031
😊 (not 🤣)67.353827.730
💃 (not 🧕)67.166123.330
unemotional (not emotional)67.116331.011
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.947828.627
English (not German)66.7104331.912
modern (not historical)66.649431.718
triggered (not trolling)66.651526.714
complicated (not simple)66.573032.631
🤖 (not 👻)66.429333.624
🤔 (not 🤫)66.433329.024
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)66.245232.024
🦒 (not 🐐)66.24731.136
wild (not tame)66.168823.019
vintage (not trendy)66.177827.09
suspicious (not trusting)66.057428.233
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')66.03834.021
gendered (not androgynous)66.0118830.215
frenzied (not sleepy)66.095224.79
goth (not flower child)66.027025.49
paranoid (not naive)66.053130.36
bitter (not sweet)65.947526.434
specialist (not generalist)65.846531.717
bold (not serious)65.750824.926
obsessed (not aloof)65.657634.718
tasteful (not lewd)65.567523.527
outsider (not insider)65.542131.128
😏 (not 😬)65.448928.218
sober (not indulgent)65.233627.822
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.972336.414
entitled (not grateful)64.953127.217
creative (not conventional)64.854134.323
deep (not shallow)64.864930.418
cat person (not dog person)64.741736.711
disarming (not creepy)64.486127.221
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)64.474140.516
tall (not short)64.462222.229
pure (not debased)64.354226.530
😇 (not 😈)64.255531.222
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.237528.717
mad (not glad)64.060129.56
basic (not hipster)63.958925.822
jaded (not innocent)63.979027.717
vengeful (not forgiving)63.757629.327
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.728733.623
formal (not intimate)63.747827.322
dry (not moist)63.739127.614
sorrowful (not cheery)63.666920.922
mathematical (not literary)63.530828.620
repetitive (not varied)63.549326.830
melee (not ranged)63.518727.812
frugal (not lavish)63.055830.818
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.954233.935
believable (not poorly-written)62.9129029.616
secretive (not open-book)62.579128.515
corporate (not freelance)62.542339.217
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.274729.317
🥾 (not 👟)62.148332.917
freak (not normie)62.061827.711
monastic (not hedonist)61.724430.615
scandalous (not proper)61.560833.826
street-smart (not sheltered)61.482832.926
punchable (not loveable)61.239328.718
💀 (not 🎃)61.258234.816
expressive (not monotone)61.178937.38
night owl (not morning lark)61.075827.327
monochrome (not multicolored)61.054136.227
western (not eastern)61.074936.622
protagonist (not antagonist)61.0100739.14
proactive (not reactive)61.028334.17
anarchist (not statist)60.949041.712
psychopath (not empath)60.941829.814
hoarder (not unprepared)60.871117.716
heathen (not devout)60.344630.817
purple (not orange)60.247219.414
prudish (not flirtatious)60.147724.115
playful (not shy)60.097026.624
🧐 (not 😎)60.053430.521
good-cook (not bad-cook)60.047024.76
idealist (not realist)59.953233.532
doer (not thinker)59.983925.58
open-minded (not close-minded)59.778227.430
pensive (not serene)59.6111621.35
white knight (not bad boy)59.578835.511
introvert (not extrovert)59.446429.820
cool (not dorky)59.173832.816
bookish (not sporty)59.089123.621
preppy (not punk rock)59.081530.511
😀 (not 😭)58.756828.426
spelunker (not claustrophobic)58.478430.211
interested (not bored)58.4105333.89
miserable (not joyful)58.381920.610
exuberant (not subdued)58.378827.09
practical (not imaginative)58.288631.726
💝 (not 💔)58.265534.233
🐮 (not 🐷)58.271631.524
methodical (not astonishing)58.182430.318
loud (not quiet)57.974728.521
reliable (not experimental)57.973737.818
charming (not trusting)57.869429.623
equitable (not hypocritical)57.570129.540
real (not philosophical)57.494331.628
kind (not cruel)57.1112025.818
feminine (not masculine)56.960327.529
fighter (not lover)56.968931.97
still (not twitchy)56.946533.410
biased (not impartial)56.4111733.319
crafty (not scholarly)56.486526.722
insulting (not complimentary)56.462625.123
honorable (not cunning)56.287236.341
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.266627.333
poisonous (not nurturing)56.153930.722
pretentious (not unassuming)55.883837.316
political (not nonpolitical)55.782332.720
metrosexual (not macho)55.791033.611
romantic (not dispassionate)55.6109833.017
predictable (not quirky)55.661835.09
sad (not happy)55.592721.524
🙃 (not 🥰)55.565532.530
modest (not flamboyant)55.482327.926
musical (not off-key)55.353731.714
giving (not receiving)55.39497.63
mischievous (not well behaved)55.089831.722
existentialist (not nihilist)55.099934.616
concise (not long-winded)54.870835.86
rough (not smooth)54.669731.418
respectful (not rude)54.396332.213
zany (not regular)54.387234.66
money-focused (not love-focused)54.150327.57
indie (not pop)54.0102123.56
🤐 (not 😜)53.879334.416
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.8102130.76
🐴 (not 🦄)53.788037.131
🎨 (not 🏀)53.797334.918
sane (not crazy)53.573333.36
outlaw (not sheriff)53.479334.129
classical (not avant-garde)53.490431.430
earth (not air)53.4108734.57
wholesome (not salacious)53.192229.510
fearmongering (not reassuring)53.062134.56
kinky (not vanilla)52.978929.224
offended (not chill)52.693734.712
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)52.394432.815
soulful (not soulless)52.1125430.222
analysis (not common sense)51.897034.94
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)51.5119333.924
ironic (not profound)51.584934.313
cautious (not impulsive)51.480729.220
gamer (not non-gamer)51.259131.54
demonic (not angelic)51.169129.324
conservative (not liberal)51.057631.78
unfixable (not fixable)50.961334.414
deep (not epic)50.283436.314
demure (not vain)50.382437.115
Russian (not French)50.759723.814
sage (not whippersnapper)50.781223.410
indiscreet (not tactful)50.454435.212

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 (0.852)
  2. Cristina Yang (0.831)
  3. Stella Gibson (0.824)
  4. Jessica Pearson (0.816)
  5. Olivia Pope (0.814)
  6. Shirley Schmidt (0.806)
  7. Diane Lockhart (0.802)
  8. John Galt (0.796)
  9. Lena Luthor (0.788)
  10. Temperance Brennan (0.785)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.591)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.567)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.566)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.558)
  5. Kermit (-0.509)
  6. Buster Bluth (-0.483)
  7. Denny (-0.481)
  8. Bob Pinciotti (-0.481)
  9. Jake Harper (-0.473)
  10. The Cowardly Lion (-0.451)

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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