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James Taggart Personality Statistics

James 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. 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
Pepsi (not Coke)96.812.35
antagonist (not protagonist)95.338.315
extravagant (not thrifty)92.73210.07
privileged (not oppressed)92.25511.614
entitled (not grateful)91.2658.84
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)90.41219.413
incompetent (not competent)89.7916.420
interrupting (not attentive)89.6377.25
lavish (not frugal)89.63411.316
vain (not demure)89.43218.220
villainous (not heroic)88.55311.114
corporate (not freelance)88.51921.513
monochrome (not multicolored)88.21815.316
jealous (not opinionated)88.0413.64
pretentious (not unassuming)87.74614.67
gamer (not non-gamer)87.72821.24
unfaithful (not devoted)87.51011.711
haunted (not blissful)87.26813.56
codependent (not independent)86.82222.421
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)86.63527.619
first-mate (not captain)86.26213.124
poisonous (not nurturing)86.010922.816
plastic (not wooden)85.8910.65
not introspective (not introspective)85.5928.818
weakass (not badass)85.52223.010
cultured (not rustic)85.55110.04
ignorant (not knowledgeable)85.22713.79
statist (not anarchist)85.01221.621
juvenile (not mature)84.97116.623
soft (not hard)84.86011.912
sensitive (not thick-skinned)84.74326.518
exhibitionist (not bashful)84.35511.13
roundabout (not direct)84.1722.628
foolish (not wise)84.04824.321
lost (not enlightened)83.43218.211
careful (not brave)83.32320.629
formal (not intimate)82.97119.015
🥴 (not 🥳)82.83318.713
princess (not queen)82.83222.511
cringeworthy (not inspiring)82.77225.132
jaded (not innocent)82.721322.79
quarrelsome (not warm)82.519315.021
soulless (not soulful)82.57520.015
hypocritical (not equitable)82.58524.731
crazy (not sane)82.412513.812
miserable (not joyful)82.312525.218
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)82.110828.218
decorative (not utilitarian)82.03117.920
💩 (not 🌟)82.06723.625
pop (not indie)82.02921.88
close-minded (not open-minded)81.89124.026
hypochondriac (not stoic)81.73126.46
arrogant (not humble)81.626421.421
rich (not poor)81.630423.523
vengeful (not forgiving)81.622718.524
perverted (not clean)81.59817.96
puny (not mighty)81.42921.224
debased (not pure)81.415022.821
🎩 (not 🧢)81.420825.815
shallow (not deep)81.26221.118
judgemental (not accepting)81.120124.218
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.129127.013
yes-man (not contrarian)81.12420.77
conventional (not creative)80.98823.317
whippersnapper (not sage)80.73013.012
apprentice (not master)80.56523.725
centrist (not radical)80.51411.84
oblivious (not alert)80.36219.513
🙃 (not 🥰)80.310327.429
dramatic (not no-nonsense)80.218224.625
repetitive (not varied)80.14122.529
🤑 (not 🤠)80.012924.019
exaggerating (not factual)80.020428.16
🤡 (not 👽)79.73328.924
tiresome (not interesting)79.61822.816
slothful (not active)79.52425.424
offended (not chill)79.418520.011
moody (not stable)79.331523.922
cruel (not kind)79.113226.116
insulting (not complimentary)79.018316.011
biased (not impartial)78.819524.616
traitorous (not loyal)78.89521.621
📉 (not 📈)78.7526.426
gregarious (not private)78.711212.614
twitchy (not still)78.721930.59
mundane (not extraordinary)78.43227.028
indiscreet (not tactful)78.34222.112
wavering (not resolute)78.31622.912
bitter (not sweet)78.221625.223
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.019626.415
humorless (not funny)77.99023.714
trash (not treasure)77.97126.921
overspender (not penny-pincher)77.712832.028
sexist (not feminist)77.415429.213
two-faced (not one-faced)77.416326.012
urban (not rural)77.329724.613
scrub (not legit)77.34226.617
enslaved (not emancipated)77.12422.820
subjective (not objective)77.02126.620
depressed (not bright)76.89720.917
slacker (not workaholic)76.68827.728
cunning (not honorable)76.521822.222
unobservant (not perceptive)76.43230.710
anxious (not calm)76.326721.719
impatient (not patient)76.237926.920
🏌 (not 🤺)76.23028.718
receiving (not giving)76.120430.99
ranged (not melee)76.04829.05
💃 (not 🧕)75.937126.527
apathetic (not curious)75.82228.720
punchable (not loveable)75.718625.712
ludicrous (not sensible)75.718625.818
jealous (not compersive)75.720424.915
idealist (not realist)75.616023.625
obedient (not rebellious)75.513525.620
💔 (not 💝)75.515428.023
unprepared (not hoarder)75.45730.214
loose (not tight)75.411927.25
politically correct (not edgy)75.312831.215
preppy (not punk rock)75.335132.47
😜 (not 🤐)75.226325.019
noob (not pro)75.24831.913
indulgent (not sober)75.129625.020
pack rat (not minimalist)75.18724.27
demonic (not angelic)74.922622.021
dorky (not cool)74.919321.99
sad (not happy)74.924827.114
uncreative (not open to new experinces)74.87625.826
bad-cook (not good-cook)74.617216.98
uninspiring (not charismatic)74.54326.830
stinky (not fresh)74.310734.323
desperate (not high standards)74.313334.09
vague (not precise)74.15122.020
mad (not glad)74.131022.010
🐷 (not 🐮)74.18629.433
underachiever (not overachiever)73.96831.213
tense (not relaxed)73.962332.614
traditional (not unorthodox)73.919227.125
lewd (not tasteful)73.813523.216
fearmongering (not reassuring)73.822719.76
goof-off (not studious)73.821226.010
stingy (not generous)73.622029.59
metrosexual (not macho)73.624421.17
rude (not respectful)73.523524.524
disorganized (not self-disciplined)73.316834.118
abstract (not concrete)73.314320.814
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)73.218231.423
sarcastic (not genuine)73.230122.619
hedonist (not monastic)73.115931.914
off-key (not musical)73.016718.710
normie (not freak)73.015630.47
dunce (not genius)72.911127.735
unambiguous (not mysterious)72.823030.720
head@clouds (not down2earth)72.724927.526
cosmopolitan (not provincial)72.621729.323
everyman (not chosen one)72.314220.56
manicured (not scruffy)72.363225.123
🐀 (not 🐘)72.314831.224
😈 (not 😇)72.033428.433
mild (not spicy)71.915323.215
young (not old)71.956418.327
rigid (not flexible)71.832929.824
soft (not hard)71.627430.622
lazy (not diligent)71.56231.515
angry (not good-humored)71.322421.712
variable (not consistent)71.311024.612
traumatized (not flourishing)71.143630.316
flower child (not goth)71.148532.18
psychopath (not empath)70.928325.718
refined (not rugged)70.843724.022
experimental (not reliable)70.827526.111
short (not tall)70.824123.415
lenient (not strict)70.626827.315
emotional (not logical)70.536633.032
deranged (not reasonable)70.328430.013
flimsy (not sturdy)70.313925.815
💪 (not 🧠)70.118818.121
neurotypical (not autistic)70.165827.123
lustful (not chaste)69.940826.322
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)69.820522.59
nihilist (not existentialist)69.76728.716
flamboyant (not modest)69.637827.421
dramatic (not comedic)69.562529.311
submissive (not dominant)69.422030.318
resigned (not resistant)69.42330.927
chortling (not giggling)69.343024.511
expressive (not stoic)69.247222.217
paranoid (not naive)69.238730.36
chatty (not reserved)69.146530.221
persistent (not quitter)69.1124229.811
low-tech (not high-tech)69.035025.922
common sense (not analysis)69.08822.14
passive (not assertive)68.913129.918
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)68.940024.816
cold (not warm)68.736317.912
unmotivated (not motivated)68.74137.99
plays hard (not works hard)68.624029.420
extrovert (not introvert)68.551925.722
creepy (not disarming)68.516427.320
reactive (not proactive)68.520624.68
socialist (not libertarian)68.22835.717
envious (not prideful)68.24332.911
slugabed (not go-getter)68.14531.99
loud (not quiet)68.052423.126
sickly (not healthy)67.914521.727
vulnerable (not armoured)67.923031.717
insecure (not confident)67.817331.625
hesitant (not decisive)67.813530.717
work-first (not family-first)67.845230.524
long-winded (not concise)67.821114.14
normal (not weird)67.723426.120
barbaric (not civilized)67.522427.320
political (not nonpolitical)67.545331.023
selfish (not altruistic)67.540932.327
🤣 (not 😊)67.524820.710
sheriff (not outlaw)67.442029.114
tame (not wild)67.428027.326
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.350123.93
genocidal (not not genocidal)67.321033.13
vanilla (not kinky)67.135423.615
clumsy (not coordinated)67.026824.815
cheesy (not chic)67.041232.57
often crying (not never cries)66.932023.58
sheltered (not street-smart)66.926630.015
whimsical (not rational)66.833230.920
guarded (not open)66.781826.523
pessimistic (not optimistic)66.737331.215
playful (not shy)66.676018.613
stuttering (not rhythmic)66.615025.28
claustrophobic (not spelunker)66.514833.013
tailor (not blacksmith)66.458530.310
dog person (not cat person)66.339524.27
simple (not complicated)66.214630.029
English (not German)66.298928.16
😭 (not 😀)66.130428.319
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.174121.615
ADHD (not OCD)66.029426.43
mischievous (not well behaved)65.764833.123
regular (not zany)65.622131.610
repulsive (not attractive)65.520328.317
mainstream (not arcane)65.520629.524
suspicious (not trusting)65.257130.519
chaotic (not orderly)65.249529.826
👟 (not 🥾)65.241830.724
Italian (not Swedish)65.241431.76
sporty (not bookish)65.137024.618
crafty (not scholarly)65.060430.719
conservative (not liberal)64.927332.421
instinctual (not reasoned)64.853530.225
gloomy (not sunny)64.854424.015
social (not reclusive)64.751533.525
impulsive (not cautious)64.650835.719
🥶 (not 🥵)64.628037.715
emotional (not unemotional)64.579736.88
🛌 (not 🧗)64.424236.130
unfixable (not fixable)64.428432.812
feisty (not gracious)64.478727.916
disreputable (not prestigious)64.327434.114
straight (not queer)64.398134.119
gendered (not androgynous)64.2116733.626
ironic (not profound)64.035327.66
beta (not alpha)63.934730.121
irrelevant (not important)63.88234.420
salacious (not wholesome)63.742935.813
dispassionate (not romantic)63.720729.18
sorrowful (not cheery)63.563725.724
money-focused (not love-focused)63.535930.74
helpless (not resourceful)63.310933.327
insider (not outsider)63.231431.027
leisurely (not hurried)63.030428.916
😬 (not 😏)63.030634.816
prudish (not flirtatious)63.038025.83
😎 (not 🧐)62.955537.022
stubborn (not accommodating)62.995132.17
ambitious (not realistic)62.766824.94
gatherer (not hunter)62.647728.811
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.539330.031
smooth (not rough)62.445727.727
unpatriotic (not patriotic)62.413039.69
charming (not trusting)62.254526.512
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.232140.713
💀 (not 🎃)62.254037.013
builder (not explorer)62.046225.421
machiavellian (not transparent)62.048824.15
timid (not cocky)62.022137.14
child free (not pronatalist)61.970434.518
artistic (not scientific)61.650228.316
drop out (not valedictorian)61.537730.015
pointed (not random)61.596825.04
jock (not nerd)61.447230.121
basic (not hipster)61.466231.918
heathen (not devout)61.340628.223
night owl (not morning lark)61.271628.712
unambitious (not driven)60.76939.124
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.78732.66
proper (not scandalous)60.757734.514
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)60.651936.020
rock (not rap)60.6118723.25
stylish (not slovenly)60.578232.321
highbrow (not lowbrow)60.473536.312
poetic (not factual)60.439313.59
exuberant (not subdued)60.369831.315
average (not deviant)60.233227.720
bored (not interested)60.116619.28
sleepy (not frenzied)59.86633.617
atheist (not theist)59.772332.032
practical (not imaginative)59.680520.921
thin (not thick)59.570932.113
gossiping (not confidential)59.439632.827
🐒 (not 🐩)59.449637.321
cannibal (not vegan)59.357231.012
fire (not water)59.279136.95
oxymoron (not tautology)59.255928.25
physical (not intellectual)59.142328.024
scheduled (not spontaneous)59.177534.918
authoritarian (not democratic)59.151938.511
businesslike (not chivalrous)58.862634.54
low IQ (not high IQ)58.718830.426
monotone (not expressive)58.337837.510
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.180132.118
🐐 (not 🦒)57.881833.417
literal (not metaphorical)57.683835.422
presidential (not folksy)57.573326.917
bold (not shy)57.3126525.525
extreme (not moderate)57.388234.916
awkward (not charming)57.143331.714
classical (not avant-garde)57.172929.719
deep (not epic)57.050219.03
secretive (not open-book)56.989325.814
🏀 (not 🎨)56.951828.713
egalitarian (not racist)56.7124740.37
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.624535.726
Roman (not Greek)56.653034.011
slow (not fast)56.527831.620
empirical (not theoretical)56.468435.818
ugly (not beautiful)56.424131.527
fighter (not lover)56.467227.110
🤖 (not 👻)56.057830.822
predictable (not quirky)56.059421.63
🤔 (not 🤫)55.981732.112
tardy (not on-time)55.843731.116
domestic (not industrial)55.656131.320
🐿 (not 🦇)55.679334.215
western (not eastern)55.4103038.021
overprepared (not efficient)55.422723.07
unchallenging (not demanding)55.425340.210
trendy (not vintage)55.233629.113
serious (not bold)55.059031.021
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)55.088532.03
unpolished (not eloquent)54.952834.018
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.834638.319
French (not Russian)54.886337.110
triggered (not trolling)54.899934.314
fast-talking (not slow-talking)54.794830.07
pensive (not serene)54.7124423.07
picky (not always down)54.683830.610
opinionated (not neutral)54.5136036.36
ferocious (not pacifist)54.391330.718
remote (not involved)54.324026.215
orange (not purple)54.265829.413
playful (not serious)54.056029.023
backdoor (not official)54.078934.718
winter (not summer)54.069534.77
competitive (not cooperative)53.995331.825
meek (not bossy)53.940129.619
luddite (not technophile)53.770331.814
communal (not individualist)53.749140.128
transient (not permanent)53.651631.323
worldly (not innocent)53.4109331.416
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)53.459134.617
modern (not historical)53.284533.527
masculine (not feminine)53.191830.226
lighthearted (not intense)53.043932.210
gullible (not cynical)53.051025.23
skeptical (not spiritual)52.7113831.219
geriatric (not vibrant)52.638530.99
washed (not muddy)52.695435.514
🐴 (not 🦄)52.586531.116
philosophical (not real)52.439832.526
sexual (not asexual)52.3107024.46
literary (not mathematical)52.293827.318
neat (not messy)52.297032.611
moist (not dry)52.271137.312
distant (not touchy-feely)52.185932.59
animalistic (not human)51.741429.414
specialist (not generalist)51.7101735.39
thinker (not doer)51.745934.410
sugarcoated (not frank)51.732538.13
obsessed (not aloof)51.6116735.223
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)51.480633.622
linear (not circular)51.479429.710
astonishing (not methodical)51.357131.615
fantastical (not realistic)51.366730.57
bad boy (not white knight)51.364330.06
air (not earth)51.046043.74
fortunate (not unlucky)50.175532.316
cryptic (not straightforward)50.938034.222
poorly-written (not believable)50.78529.69
suspicious (not awkward)50.6106033.021
deliberate (not spontaneous)50.5103832.620

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Prince John (0.706)
  2. Topper (0.705)
  3. Pete Campbell (0.68)
  4. Joey Donner (0.677)
  5. Arturo Roman (0.676)
  6. The Deep (0.664)
  7. Cornelius Fudge (0.646)
  8. Joffrey Baratheon (0.643)
  9. Jonah Ryan (0.629)
  10. Commodus (0.626)
  1. Mulan (-0.669)
  2. Hakoda (-0.653)
  3. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (-0.647)
  4. Aragorn (-0.645)
  5. Gandalf (-0.625)
  6. Teal'c (-0.621)
  7. Dr. Ellie Sattler (-0.614)
  8. Obi-Wan Kenobi (-0.614)
  9. Marmee March (-0.609)
  10. Andy Dufresne (-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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Notes

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