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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)93.83911.114
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)91.9420.212
monochrome (not multicolored)90.7412.115
corporate (not freelance)89.41620.914
not introspective (not introspective)89.1426.016
incompetent (not competent)88.51416.520
sensitive (not thick-skinned)88.31421.617
goof-off (not studious)87.84512.88
villainous (not heroic)86.75010.413
🥴 (not 🥳)86.71015.87
poisonous (not nurturing)86.67923.414
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)86.511321.110
roundabout (not direct)85.8319.929
statist (not anarchist)85.3822.120
ignorant (not knowledgeable)85.02413.67
pretentious (not unassuming)84.98413.97
offended (not chill)84.97710.710
juvenile (not mature)84.86316.523
soft (not hard)84.74712.511
lavish (not frugal)84.48218.117
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)84.06428.617
miserable (not joyful)84.07124.415
unobservant (not perceptive)84.0930.19
codependent (not independent)83.94127.422
vengeful (not forgiving)83.816519.021
Italian (not Swedish)83.74620.04
careful (not brave)83.31520.428
vain (not demure)83.310426.120
close-minded (not open-minded)83.07123.528
repetitive (not varied)83.01816.829
punchable (not loveable)83.08525.29
cringeworthy (not inspiring)82.85724.331
😜 (not 🤐)82.810724.811
arrogant (not humble)82.322220.919
lost (not enlightened)82.34417.912
foolish (not wise)82.35625.019
anxious (not calm)82.311621.113
crazy (not sane)82.210513.912
🤑 (not 🤠)82.29016.812
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)81.810328.218
traitorous (not loyal)81.75817.820
rich (not poor)81.726523.124
shallow (not deep)81.15421.516
conventional (not creative)80.97023.317
first-mate (not captain)80.913823.925
hypocritical (not equitable)80.78526.532
debased (not pure)80.513923.020
apprentice (not master)80.55123.226
gregarious (not private)80.18113.214
trash (not treasure)79.95221.120
scrub (not legit)79.72223.115
decorative (not utilitarian)79.64219.919
insulting (not complimentary)79.514516.413
mundane (not extraordinary)79.42726.525
biased (not impartial)79.317424.217
subjective (not objective)79.11226.222
moody (not stable)78.827524.321
🙃 (not 🥰)78.810728.624
💃 (not 🧕)78.623426.321
oblivious (not alert)78.27420.411
📉 (not 📈)78.2426.014
💩 (not 🌟)78.17628.112
preppy (not punk rock)78.123431.48
enslaved (not emancipated)78.01822.921
🎩 (not 🧢)77.924928.68
🤔 (not 🤫)77.85516.95
cruel (not kind)77.712626.415
puny (not mighty)77.63923.223
tense (not relaxed)77.539830.611
noob (not pro)77.53230.610
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.218428.313
unprepared (not hoarder)77.13529.815
judgemental (not accepting)76.723026.218
whippersnapper (not sage)76.56919.613
jealous (not compersive)76.316825.215
humorless (not funny)76.39222.518
slothful (not active)76.33326.523
manicured (not scruffy)76.246620.020
quarrelsome (not warm)76.227624.223
variable (not consistent)76.14918.79
politically correct (not edgy)76.08130.616
bitter (not sweet)76.021525.022
dramatic (not no-nonsense)75.921428.722
formal (not intimate)75.916324.117
hedonist (not monastic)75.89531.512
overspender (not penny-pincher)75.713633.326
soulless (not soulful)75.611527.116
depressed (not bright)75.49420.716
😈 (not 😇)75.222629.521
indulgent (not sober)75.124925.020
idealist (not realist)75.114824.022
🐀 (not 🐘)75.18829.616
tiresome (not interesting)75.03625.616
😎 (not 🧐)75.021934.98
🤡 (not 👽)75.07129.719
apathetic (not curious)74.92229.119
sad (not happy)74.919627.114
vague (not precise)74.83920.418
slacker (not workaholic)74.88928.026
sexist (not feminist)74.815628.513
deranged (not reasonable)74.417727.412
uncreative (not open to new experinces)74.37526.324
metrosexual (not macho)74.219522.76
ludicrous (not sensible)74.216824.521
extrovert (not introvert)74.231420.619
off-key (not musical)74.013318.111
urban (not rural)73.936826.816
traditional (not unorthodox)73.916528.223
head@clouds (not down2earth)73.719327.527
rude (not respectful)73.719824.624
demonic (not angelic)73.619522.516
uninspiring (not charismatic)73.64526.929
impatient (not patient)73.637326.919
🐷 (not 🐮)73.68030.719
cunning (not honorable)73.523424.922
soft (not hard)73.419227.819
obedient (not rebellious)73.413931.518
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.915431.724
experimental (not reliable)72.820726.610
👟 (not 🥾)72.418431.217
sarcastic (not genuine)72.026821.919
nihilist (not existentialist)72.03928.714
angry (not good-humored)71.918320.414
abstract (not concrete)71.815318.512
💔 (not 💝)71.619232.718
neurotypical (not autistic)71.650025.921
🏌 (not 🤺)71.54630.98
💪 (not 🧠)71.314019.614
plays hard (not works hard)71.317126.118
wavering (not resolute)71.33325.411
passive (not assertive)71.29128.418
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.220529.722
refined (not rugged)71.137624.620
disorganized (not self-disciplined)71.116834.317
rigid (not flexible)71.128531.521
😭 (not 😀)70.717128.49
dunce (not genius)70.411227.632
lewd (not tasteful)70.315726.018
young (not old)70.350820.029
stinky (not fresh)70.313135.225
pessimistic (not optimistic)70.324629.614
expressive (not stoic)70.235822.018
lustful (not chaste)70.235025.823
flimsy (not sturdy)70.112425.714
ranged (not melee)69.912926.57
dispassionate (not romantic)69.810927.510
pack rat (not minimalist)69.814625.95
traumatized (not flourishing)69.739830.815
tailor (not blacksmith)69.742128.29
emotional (not logical)69.634134.125
unambiguous (not mysterious)69.527931.220
lazy (not diligent)69.45631.614
mild (not spicy)69.315824.816
chatty (not reserved)69.239330.920
selfish (not altruistic)69.231231.829
mad (not glad)69.236626.111
vanilla (not kinky)69.126923.214
indiscreet (not tactful)69.110131.113
English (not German)69.164927.07
chaotic (not orderly)69.033527.123
guarded (not open)69.061025.721
short (not tall)69.023223.816
sickly (not healthy)68.910919.228
social (not reclusive)68.836135.320
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.840320.75
loose (not tight)68.817133.36
normal (not weird)68.617526.419
hesitant (not decisive)68.610526.817
submissive (not dominant)68.320331.116
loud (not quiet)68.343723.226
charming (not trusting)68.232125.816
low-tech (not high-tech)68.133025.623
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)68.012937.614
playful (not shy)67.960318.812
vulnerable (not armoured)67.918631.717
lenient (not strict)67.827528.717
flamboyant (not modest)67.834528.022
helpless (not resourceful)67.65931.426
impulsive (not cautious)67.238936.022
barbaric (not civilized)67.118926.721
generalist (not specialist)67.16426.89
crafty (not scholarly)66.948530.418
straight (not queer)66.977030.919
sleepy (not frenzied)66.82529.516
creepy (not disarming)66.716527.122
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.544137.513
clumsy (not coordinated)66.522024.116
repulsive (not attractive)66.416625.116
mainstream (not arcane)66.414228.724
cold (not warm)66.434619.812
socialist (not libertarian)66.23635.816
dorky (not cool)65.831526.29
sheltered (not street-smart)65.724530.914
gendered (not androgynous)65.694633.128
regular (not zany)65.617231.610
whimsical (not rational)65.130030.819
insecure (not confident)65.116834.522
political (not nonpolitical)65.042831.421
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')65.03432.07
poetic (not factual)65.02517.65
work-first (not family-first)64.944930.724
suspicious (not trusting)64.849431.516
persistent (not quitter)64.6112234.210
unfixable (not fixable)64.424432.812
focused on the present (not focused on the future)64.428330.526
mischievous (not well behaved)64.356634.321
beta (not alpha)64.328331.022
irrelevant (not important)64.36434.717
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.156234.414
smooth (not rough)64.135026.228
claustrophobic (not spelunker)64.015530.310
leisurely (not hurried)63.924928.217
egalitarian (not racist)63.993431.58
authoritarian (not democratic)63.836137.210
exuberant (not subdued)63.849633.011
sheriff (not outlaw)63.542329.014
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)63.536934.316
sporty (not bookish)63.334124.516
child free (not pronatalist)63.157134.117
instinctual (not reasoned)63.049731.924
resigned (not resistant)62.95232.931
unambitious (not driven)62.85338.924
conservative (not liberal)62.625335.121
tame (not wild)62.530728.830
poorly-written (not believable)62.41629.611
extreme (not moderate)62.365234.116
chortling (not giggling)62.157926.010
🛌 (not 🧗)62.024034.922
feisty (not gracious)61.973227.418
jock (not nerd)61.738731.519
night owl (not morning lark)61.758627.613
gossiping (not confidential)61.731034.227
disreputable (not prestigious)61.527533.913
insider (not outsider)61.430530.025
heathen (not devout)61.333628.223
gatherer (not hunter)61.243728.19
🐿 (not 🦇)61.051533.76
sorrowful (not cheery)60.858127.224
basic (not hipster)60.758632.617
drop out (not valedictorian)60.732530.513
😬 (not 😏)60.730430.28
proper (not scandalous)60.647934.414
🤖 (not 👻)60.538332.414
simple (not complicated)60.420732.930
gloomy (not sunny)60.354225.512
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)59.977619.77
average (not deviant)59.428728.919
builder (not explorer)59.444424.920
cannibal (not vegan)59.347331.012
skeptical (not spiritual)59.179930.120
physical (not intellectual)59.035528.124
narcissistic (not low self esteem)59.065233.516
slugabed (not go-getter)58.89634.211
moist (not dry)58.842135.413
stylish (not slovenly)58.569831.820
unpatriotic (not patriotic)58.515740.88
🐐 (not 🦒)58.467335.814
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.219234.625
slow (not fast)57.921832.220
transient (not permanent)57.931229.321
bold (not shy)57.7104724.627
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)57.753827.19
worldly (not innocent)57.682733.417
empirical (not theoretical)57.554835.119
practical (not imaginative)57.571022.121
atheist (not theist)57.564332.628
🤣 (not 😊)57.338118.93
luddite (not technophile)57.150929.314
low IQ (not high IQ)57.117228.227
presidential (not folksy)57.158823.515
playful (not serious)57.040828.525
efficient (not overprepared)57.086815.96
domestic (not industrial)56.943332.618
classical (not avant-garde)56.762830.219
🐒 (not 🐩)56.649237.512
salacious (not wholesome)55.949036.610
artistic (not scientific)55.854130.517
thin (not thick)55.669532.511
Russian (not French)55.635937.910
Roman (not Greek)55.649033.49
stuttering (not rhythmic)55.426025.57
orange (not purple)55.251030.313
communal (not individualist)54.938739.425
literal (not metaphorical)54.878034.422
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.827838.319
awkward (not charming)54.539730.614
ferocious (not pacifist)54.375730.718
linear (not circular)53.856927.29
triggered (not trolling)53.883633.512
masculine (not feminine)53.775330.928
vibrant (not geriatric)53.589929.18
meek (not bossy)53.434430.318
serious (not bold)53.451431.122
competitive (not cooperative)53.380631.325
unpolished (not eloquent)53.346633.819
ugly (not beautiful)53.223833.128
modern (not historical)53.070232.730
remote (not involved)52.623425.911
🐴 (not 🦄)52.569829.210
intense (not lighthearted)52.389131.09
methodical (not astonishing)52.279531.311
literary (not mathematical)52.278527.318
neat (not messy)52.281232.611
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)52.250934.212
secretive (not open-book)52.183526.110
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)52.066038.911
animalistic (not human)51.635230.017
backdoor (not official)51.669833.717
western (not eastern)51.498837.719
unlucky (not fortunate)51.268230.517
philosophical (not real)51.036532.425
obsessed (not aloof)50.997634.220
deliberate (not spontaneous)50.986033.419
cryptic (not straightforward)50.632032.821
suspicious (not awkward)50.688333.021

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 (0.711)
  2. Joey Donner (0.709)
  3. Topper (0.708)
  4. Pete Campbell (0.667)
  5. Shannon Rutherford (0.655)
  1. Mulan (-0.671)
  2. Hakoda (-0.664)
  3. Aragorn (-0.656)
  4. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (-0.651)
  5. Remus Lupin (-0.634)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.27)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.26)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.18)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.11)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.0)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.04)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.05)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.09)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.09)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.13)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.13)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.18)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.2)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.23)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.23)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.26)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.27)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.32)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.37)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.41)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.46)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.47)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.49)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.5)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.57)


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