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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
privileged (not oppressed)94.23310.815
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)91.1918.814
not introspective (not introspective)89.8324.618
unfaithful (not devoted)89.829.58
corporate (not freelance)89.41620.914
cultured (not rustic)89.3208.63
incompetent (not competent)89.01216.321
monochrome (not multicolored)88.91415.117
villainous (not heroic)88.55210.715
pretentious (not unassuming)88.24113.89
entitled (not grateful)87.810710.55
poisonous (not nurturing)87.58522.815
yes-man (not contrarian)86.8813.15
interrupting (not attentive)86.27310.16
antagonist (not protagonist)86.23920.913
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)86.04026.623
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.914119.313
plastic (not wooden)85.8710.65
lavish (not frugal)85.37817.918
statist (not anarchist)85.31122.120
juvenile (not mature)85.16616.224
Pepsi (not Coke)85.0226.56
unobservant (not perceptive)84.91028.710
vain (not demure)84.89525.422
sensitive (not thick-skinned)84.74425.620
haunted (not blissful)84.611513.45
roundabout (not direct)84.5521.831
princess (not queen)84.22122.012
foolish (not wise)84.04724.321
soft (not hard)84.06212.212
jealous (not opinionated)84.01311.74
careful (not brave)83.52220.031
vengeful (not forgiving)83.418918.426
ignorant (not knowledgeable)83.43713.48
codependent (not independent)83.35427.023
close-minded (not open-minded)83.07823.528
anxious (not calm)82.314021.113
arrogant (not humble)82.226321.122
lost (not enlightened)82.24617.213
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.29710.34
crazy (not sane)81.913213.413
cringeworthy (not inspiring)81.88125.333
traitorous (not loyal)81.76817.820
rich (not poor)81.730323.124
hypochondriac (not stoic)81.74024.57
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)81.611227.519
first-mate (not captain)81.314923.127
jaded (not innocent)81.324623.46
miserable (not joyful)81.214624.319
centrist (not radical)81.01213.63
conventional (not creative)80.98523.317
debased (not pure)80.915022.422
🥴 (not 🥳)80.85619.511
hypocritical (not equitable)80.710026.532
apprentice (not master)80.56823.226
🤑 (not 🤠)80.511423.917
gregarious (not private)80.48812.916
oblivious (not alert)80.36219.513
repetitive (not varied)80.23722.230
shallow (not deep)80.17221.217
goof-off (not studious)80.013424.010
💩 (not 🌟)80.07826.925
exaggerating (not factual)80.020128.16
😜 (not 🤐)79.817822.215
desperate (not high standards)79.76728.99
insulting (not complimentary)79.517016.413
twitchy (not still)79.519529.010
puny (not mighty)79.23922.626
🙃 (not 🥰)79.212827.626
subjective (not objective)79.11326.222
decorative (not utilitarian)79.15119.520
moody (not stable)79.031823.822
biased (not impartial)78.919523.518
offended (not chill)78.919418.213
extravagant (not thrifty)78.921427.79
judgemental (not accepting)78.624125.520
dramatic (not comedic)78.631324.29
🎩 (not 🧢)78.526330.116
pop (not indie)78.44722.47
mundane (not extraordinary)78.43427.028
slacker (not workaholic)78.28127.430
🤡 (not 👽)78.24628.722
enslaved (not emancipated)78.02422.921
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.020326.415
📉 (not 📈)77.9528.221
bitter (not sweet)77.922024.724
cruel (not kind)77.714125.616
preppy (not punk rock)77.627528.310
dramatic (not no-nonsense)77.423527.826
two-faced (not one-faced)77.415026.012
quarrelsome (not warm)77.329423.725
slothful (not active)77.33426.424
scrub (not legit)77.34126.617
unprepared (not hoarder)77.14629.815
weakass (not badass)76.97131.512
politically correct (not edgy)76.99629.917
formal (not intimate)76.717423.718
gamer (not non-gamer)76.613729.35
sexist (not feminist)76.616228.314
hedonist (not monastic)76.59330.413
tiresome (not interesting)76.43125.517
long-winded (not concise)76.37812.33
whippersnapper (not sage)76.26818.315
punchable (not loveable)76.117826.012
jealous (not compersive)75.820424.416
apathetic (not curious)75.82428.720
soulless (not soulful)75.613727.116
trash (not treasure)75.68126.024
manicured (not scruffy)75.655722.323
overspender (not penny-pincher)75.616033.231
underachiever (not overachiever)75.36032.011
noob (not pro)75.25031.913
indulgent (not sober)75.130125.020
idealist (not realist)75.116824.022
pack rat (not minimalist)75.18624.27
bad-cook (not good-cook)74.917015.99
sad (not happy)74.923627.114
cunning (not honorable)74.724124.424
🐀 (not 🐘)74.411130.923
uncreative (not open to new experinces)74.38226.324
demonic (not angelic)74.323323.119
urban (not rural)74.242926.017
ludicrous (not sensible)74.220724.521
rude (not respectful)74.022624.125
impatient (not patient)74.042526.221
off-key (not musical)74.015618.111
traditional (not unorthodox)73.919527.125
head@clouds (not down2earth)73.822927.028
wavering (not resolute)73.72925.612
perverted (not clean)73.719225.37
uninspiring (not charismatic)73.64626.929
metrosexual (not macho)73.625721.17
disorganized (not self-disciplined)73.516633.219
depressed (not bright)73.414924.718
gullible (not cynical)73.313110.83
humorless (not funny)73.314825.419
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)73.217631.125
sarcastic (not genuine)73.229522.020
💃 (not 🧕)73.145127.929
normie (not freak)73.015430.47
dunce (not genius)72.910627.735
vague (not precise)72.85821.719
ironic (not profound)72.514129.24
🐷 (not 🐮)72.410430.134
everyman (not chosen one)72.313520.56
obedient (not rebellious)72.119930.320
nihilist (not existentialist)72.04528.714
angry (not good-humored)71.921520.414
abstract (not concrete)71.816420.915
soft (not hard)71.627630.622
lazy (not diligent)71.55931.515
😈 (not 😇)71.534527.531
traumatized (not flourishing)71.541429.417
🏌 (not 🤺)71.45230.316
flimsy (not sturdy)71.412425.316
variable (not consistent)71.311324.612
flower child (not goth)71.346937.06
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.028831.121
psychopath (not empath)70.928629.614
refined (not rugged)70.844924.022
emotional (not logical)70.837032.532
experimental (not reliable)70.827426.111
short (not tall)70.823224.217
tense (not relaxed)70.475334.115
lewd (not tasteful)70.318126.018
deranged (not reasonable)70.328630.013
expressive (not stoic)70.243622.018
often crying (not never cries)70.225024.39
lustful (not chaste)70.240825.823
young (not old)70.160219.331
submissive (not dominant)70.120531.017
ranged (not melee)69.914626.57
selfish (not altruistic)69.935531.530
sheltered (not street-smart)69.922529.517
stinky (not fresh)69.914935.227
mad (not glad)69.841925.112
dispassionate (not romantic)69.813227.510
cosmopolitan (not provincial)69.628732.124
indiscreet (not tactful)69.611630.114
receiving (not giving)69.429735.610
neurotypical (not autistic)69.369327.422
mild (not spicy)69.319524.816
dorky (not cool)69.230626.910
paranoid (not naive)69.239130.36
😭 (not 😀)69.223825.416
chatty (not reserved)69.146030.221
English (not German)69.182027.07
sickly (not healthy)68.913419.228
😎 (not 🧐)68.840933.518
unmotivated (not motivated)68.74037.99
extrovert (not introvert)68.652226.221
loud (not quiet)68.552322.827
🤔 (not 🤫)68.524626.613
rigid (not flexible)68.342032.924
common sense (not analysis)68.39018.26
flamboyant (not modest)68.240427.523
socialist (not libertarian)68.23035.717
charming (not trusting)68.238625.816
💔 (not 💝)68.127935.124
low-tech (not high-tech)68.138525.623
not genocidal (not genocidal)68.073730.03
money-focused (not love-focused)68.029426.86
pessimistic (not optimistic)67.933329.915
vulnerable (not armoured)67.922531.717
lenient (not strict)67.833128.717
mainstream (not arcane)67.815628.925
normal (not weird)67.723526.120
frank (not sugarcoated)67.774242.23
barbaric (not civilized)67.621926.222
💪 (not 🧠)67.622221.823
passive (not assertive)67.514931.819
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.351223.93
hesitant (not decisive)67.214329.119
vanilla (not kinky)67.135123.615
guarded (not open)67.081325.724
crafty (not scholarly)66.956030.418
playful (not shy)66.974918.014
whimsical (not rational)66.833630.920
social (not reclusive)66.847834.322
creepy (not disarming)66.719227.122
political (not nonpolitical)66.647031.622
clumsy (not coordinated)66.526524.116
deep (not epic)66.518216.52
plays hard (not works hard)66.427030.722
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)66.446025.114
cold (not warm)66.340419.113
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.273324.811
work-first (not family-first)66.049130.326
ADHD (not OCD)66.029126.43
dog person (not cat person)65.841524.99
mischievous (not well behaved)65.765433.123
insecure (not confident)65.720233.823
impulsive (not cautious)65.649036.023
gendered (not androgynous)65.6114233.128
regular (not zany)65.621931.610
emotional (not unemotional)65.576442.76
chaotic (not orderly)65.248729.826
Italian (not Swedish)65.242231.76
sporty (not bookish)65.137424.618
persistent (not quitter)65.1133532.012
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')65.03932.07
suspicious (not trusting)64.857130.118
reactive (not proactive)64.830327.98
leisurely (not hurried)64.727427.718
stingy (not generous)64.734531.012
irrelevant (not important)64.67435.020
👟 (not 🥾)64.642630.325
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.525838.515
chortling (not giggling)64.562125.911
unfixable (not fixable)64.428732.812
focused on the present (not focused on the future)64.433330.128
envious (not prideful)64.37034.012
fearmongering (not reassuring)64.338131.87
extreme (not moderate)64.272034.017
picky (not always down)64.250926.38
helpless (not resourceful)64.010232.529
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)64.032624.411
🛌 (not 🧗)63.925034.528
instinctual (not reasoned)63.854931.426
salacious (not wholesome)63.742535.813
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.765922.16
straight (not queer)63.6101533.320
repulsive (not attractive)63.522327.017
claustrophobic (not spelunker)63.519230.714
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.461935.815
gloomy (not sunny)63.457523.816
poetic (not factual)63.432715.610
beta (not alpha)63.235630.823
insider (not outsider)63.231930.428
prudish (not flirtatious)63.037425.83
resigned (not resistant)62.96432.931
unpatriotic (not patriotic)62.912337.610
smooth (not rough)62.645127.029
loose (not tight)62.629534.57
gatherer (not hunter)62.648528.811
authoritarian (not democratic)62.545538.612
tame (not wild)62.535828.830
slugabed (not go-getter)62.48333.013
jock (not nerd)62.245730.521
child free (not pronatalist)62.269833.619
conservative (not liberal)62.032534.322
🏀 (not 🎨)62.042826.512
cheesy (not chic)62.054231.17
feisty (not gracious)61.987027.418
💀 (not 🎃)61.856337.413
night owl (not morning lark)61.769827.613
sorrowful (not cheery)61.668226.925
disreputable (not prestigious)61.532033.913
pointed (not random)61.596525.04
basic (not hipster)61.466531.918
simple (not complicated)61.422832.831
🥶 (not 🥵)61.436838.312
heathen (not devout)61.340428.223
🤣 (not 😊)61.337720.210
stuttering (not rhythmic)61.023228.08
sleepy (not frenzied)60.76132.918
proper (not scandalous)60.657634.414
stylish (not slovenly)60.578532.321
sheriff (not outlaw)60.557230.215
tailor (not blacksmith)60.575433.012
exuberant (not subdued)60.369831.315
bored (not interested)60.116719.28
builder (not explorer)59.952624.421
thin (not thick)59.571432.113
unambitious (not driven)59.38039.027
cannibal (not vegan)59.356631.012
presidential (not folksy)59.367526.119
poorly-written (not believable)59.22330.312
fire (not water)59.280236.95
skeptical (not spiritual)59.196830.120
businesslike (not chivalrous)58.861834.54
practical (not imaginative)58.784022.222
average (not deviant)58.736127.921
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.758336.019
worldly (not innocent)58.399032.618
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.379632.218
atheist (not theist)58.276232.630
physical (not intellectual)58.044327.925
slow (not fast)57.926132.220
bold (not shy)57.7125024.627
realistic (not fantastical)57.774534.04
classical (not avant-garde)57.671330.122
😬 (not 😏)57.645435.714
drop out (not valedictorian)57.543430.217
scheduled (not spontaneous)57.480636.716
ambitious (not realistic)57.382926.63
demanding (not unchallenging)57.3113038.17
gossiping (not confidential)57.242133.134
low IQ (not high IQ)56.920829.929
egalitarian (not racist)56.9124535.79
Roman (not Greek)56.951634.211
artistic (not scientific)56.862229.918
orange (not purple)56.856329.814
literal (not metaphorical)56.787734.823
tardy (not on-time)56.643027.414
awkward (not charming)56.444731.016
ferocious (not pacifist)56.486331.219
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.425735.027
fighter (not lover)56.466927.110
earth (not air)56.093940.95
predictable (not quirky)56.059021.63
moist (not dry)55.859535.814
transient (not permanent)55.545432.024
generalist (not specialist)55.534934.511
domestic (not industrial)55.455330.521
western (not eastern)55.4103538.021
🐒 (not 🐩)55.460738.822
🤖 (not 👻)55.259930.321
trendy (not vintage)55.234029.113
timid (not cocky)55.230435.95
🐐 (not 🦒)55.095234.818
tautology (not oxymoron)55.032232.05
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)55.087832.03
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)54.972633.422
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.833838.319
triggered (not trolling)54.899734.314
playful (not serious)54.754529.028
literary (not mathematical)54.787228.719
rock (not rap)54.7131825.87
empirical (not theoretical)54.677336.420
communal (not individualist)54.148939.429
circular (not linear)54.060528.113
unlucky (not fortunate)53.974231.718
meek (not bossy)53.940229.619
opinionated (not neutral)53.9136733.77
ugly (not beautiful)53.827832.729
methodical (not astonishing)53.691830.116
masculine (not feminine)53.591129.930
luddite (not technophile)53.471431.615
stubborn (not accommodating)53.4116434.77
competitive (not cooperative)53.396431.325
unpolished (not eloquent)53.355833.819
touchy-feely (not distant)53.164233.310
monotone (not expressive)52.950635.213
pensive (not serene)52.8131226.25
thinker (not doer)52.842936.19
lighthearted (not intense)52.743630.711
geriatric (not vibrant)52.637930.99
washed (not muddy)52.695835.514
overprepared (not efficient)52.429723.08
sexual (not asexual)52.3107624.46
neat (not messy)52.296932.611
modern (not historical)52.286532.531
serious (not bold)51.967931.223
backdoor (not official)51.985234.919
🐴 (not 🦄)51.987030.616
🐿 (not 🦇)51.988130.912
secretive (not open-book)51.9102724.612
philosophical (not real)51.743132.428
animalistic (not human)51.641130.017
cryptic (not straightforward)51.537334.124
Russian (not French)51.454736.012
transparent (not machiavellian)51.475830.09
bad boy (not white knight)51.364230.06
remote (not involved)51.130625.315
obsessed (not aloof)50.2121635.124
suspicious (not awkward)50.6105433.021
winter (not summer)50.677033.68
deliberate (not spontaneous)50.5103832.620
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)50.566833.819

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. Topper (0.705)
  2. Prince John (0.682)
  3. Pete Campbell (0.674)
  4. Joey Donner (0.674)
  5. Arturo Roman (0.664)
  6. The Deep (0.65)
  7. Cornelius Fudge (0.633)
  8. Joffrey Baratheon (0.631)
  9. Shannon Rutherford (0.623)
  10. Jonah Ryan (0.618)
  1. Mulan (-0.651)
  2. Hakoda (-0.634)
  3. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (-0.632)
  4. Aragorn (-0.631)
  5. Gandalf (-0.616)
  6. Teal'c (-0.61)
  7. Obi-Wan Kenobi (-0.605)
  8. Dembe Zuma (-0.599)
  9. Lester Freamon (-0.598)
  10. Remus Lupin (-0.598)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.2)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.22)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.22)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.22)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.24)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.25)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.27)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.28)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.37)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.38)
  11. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.41)
  12. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.42)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.46)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.46)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.5)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.5)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.51)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.51)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.54)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.56)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.56)
  22. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.65)
  23. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.68)
  24. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.7)
  25. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.72)


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