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John Galt Descriptive Personality Statistics

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John Galt 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
overachiever (not underachiever)97.435.39
driven (not unambitious)96.2117.924
alert (not oblivious)96.236.512
confident (not insecure)95.457.129
decisive (not hesitant)94.938.527
diligent (not lazy)94.5657.530
rhythmic (not stuttering)94.329.616
fighter (not lover)94.156.39
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.8508.918
alpha (not beta)93.6397.625
rebellious (not obedient)93.5509.118
coordinated (not clumsy)93.0488.427
competent (not incompetent)93.0819.913
high IQ (not low IQ)92.414414.729
libertarian (not socialist)91.6121.629
queen (not princess)91.4568.45
demanding (not unchallenging)91.48413.513
extreme (not moderate)91.25512.426
ambitious (not realistic)91.12010.57
prideful (not envious)91.128.214
gendered (not androgynous)90.94411.621
dominant (not submissive)90.711618.232
extraordinary (not mundane)90.54913.319
industrial (not domestic)90.5421.322
bold (not shy)90.324914.925
healthy (not sickly)90.32913.526
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.84713.925
confidential (not gossiping)89.67411.320
workaholic (not slacker)89.418013.425
western (not eastern)89.4910.123
unorthodox (not traditional)89.36021.422
cocky (not timid)89.31517.38
captain (not first-mate)89.111210.720
individualist (not communal)89.14218.631
genius (not dunce)88.99814.333
pro (not noob)88.920112.417
OCD (not ADHD)88.92010.79
consistent (not variable)88.21025.913
protagonist (not antagonist)88.29925.114
important (not irrelevant)88.123320.921
self-assured (not self-conscious)88.13022.729
masculine (not feminine)88.021512.622
resourceful (not helpless)87.825022.129
persistent (not quitter)87.752021.911
studious (not goof-off)87.516810.523
intense (not lighthearted)87.416622.614
master (not apprentice)87.020820.926
interested (not bored)86.93816.98
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.920519.416
perceptive (not unobservant)86.729014.410
active (not slothful)86.525417.825
work-first (not family-first)86.213514.140
🧗 (not 🛌)86.215023.437
cynical (not gullible)86.111517.915
independent (not codependent)85.914116.622
high standards (not desperate)85.99227.012
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.724716.311
opinionated (not neutral)85.437328.111
straight (not queer)85.321019.728
technophile (not luddite)85.25726.622
profound (not ironic)85.21010.16
devoted (not unfaithful)85.243128.15
contrarian (not yes-man)84.94927.714
heroic (not villainous)84.434918.824
mighty (not puny)84.320620.929
conspiracist (not sheeple)84.311116.824
private (not gregarious)84.211217.931
reasonable (not deranged)84.012015.615
efficient (not overprepared)83.91923.017
hard (not soft)83.815715.125
rich (not poor)83.632221.625
worldly (not innocent)83.423422.825
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.430118.719
judgemental (not accepting)83.319319.119
armoured (not vulnerable)83.214322.818
mysterious (not unambiguous)83.110025.223
legit (not scrub)82.622519.916
frenzied (not sleepy)82.515314.212
opinionated (not jealous)82.412910.610
works hard (not plays hard)82.326421.623
anarchist (not statist)82.38726.930
analysis (not common sense)82.39724.111
rational (not whimsical)82.116023.832
attractive (not repulsive)81.849322.230
street-smart (not sheltered)81.731126.532
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.624821.016
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)81.514516.96
neat (not messy)81.328417.524
emancipated (not enslaved)81.314226.526
flirtatious (not prudish)81.32258.26
wise (not foolish)81.118627.923
arcane (not mainstream)81.09718.525
utilitarian (not decorative)81.09026.036
🧠 (not 💪)81.040022.127
unemotional (not emotional)80.94511.37
charming (not awkward)80.626821.020
competitive (not cooperative)80.640932.322
logical (not emotional)80.512523.124
objective (not subjective)80.41428.622
sturdy (not flimsy)80.331932.811
stubborn (not accommodating)80.347128.56
proactive (not reactive)80.3930.618
assertive (not passive)80.244718.921
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.133227.824
calm (not anxious)79.98026.522
strict (not lenient)79.824317.423
open to new experinces (not uncreative)79.742123.632
mathematical (not literary)79.68323.521
distant (not touchy-feely)79.321714.87
stylish (not slovenly)79.234821.727
hard (not soft)79.126819.429
arrogant (not humble)79.036222.721
serious (not playful)78.939626.822
resistant (not resigned)78.822130.339
fortunate (not unlucky)78.77322.027
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.621523.924
cool (not dorky)78.625128.416
🐘 (not 🐀)78.66929.435
vintage (not trendy)78.640323.68
eloquent (not unpolished)78.437128.016
minimalist (not pack rat)78.36526.414
reclusive (not social)78.317124.127
go-getter (not slugabed)78.364921.08
pointed (not random)78.250134.96
never cries (not often crying)78.229413.66
ferocious (not pacifist)78.040121.431
mature (not juvenile)77.934325.128
brave (not careful)77.931832.023
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.938621.626
on-time (not tardy)77.954429.815
privileged (not oppressed)77.845518.713
badass (not weakass)77.571136.76
atheist (not theist)77.424023.916
freak (not normie)77.423626.35
rock (not rap)77.346024.78
complicated (not simple)77.243929.814
conservative (not liberal)77.212632.110
bold (not serious)77.126525.336
curious (not apathetic)77.033126.023
backdoor (not official)77.021728.421
cannibal (not vegan)76.822731.811
good-cook (not bad-cook)76.710510.06
outlaw (not sheriff)76.636528.319
scientific (not artistic)76.633124.127
precise (not vague)76.636625.532
genuine (not sarcastic)76.525528.020
presidential (not folksy)76.527235.512
still (not twitchy)76.510025.515
reasoned (not instinctual)76.210827.618
treasure (not trash)76.180129.524
equitable (not hypocritical)76.018732.236
linear (not circular)76.04723.26
jaded (not innocent)75.951324.79
intellectual (not physical)75.951622.827
charming (not trusting)75.923219.218
prestigious (not disreputable)75.835225.932
tight (not loose)75.840430.921
deviant (not average)75.738423.619
picky (not always down)75.623424.49
🦇 (not 🐿)75.519925.715
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.420724.928
quirky (not predictable)75.421019.610
👽 (not 🤡)75.316126.826
high-tech (not low-tech)74.631631.422
sober (not indulgent)74.614027.826
sage (not whippersnapper)74.311424.314
sexual (not asexual)74.260434.56
creative (not conventional)73.838529.224
child free (not pronatalist)73.835528.823
🤐 (not 😜)73.730922.216
bossy (not meek)73.573824.724
reserved (not chatty)73.436228.222
fresh (not stinky)73.467425.625
deep (not shallow)73.342927.323
focused on the future (not focused on the present)73.312428.431
bright (not depressed)73.224228.324
rigid (not flexible)73.034826.826
stable (not moody)72.910631.025
unfixable (not fixable)72.918027.617
humorless (not funny)72.818627.622
enlightened (not lost)72.820928.312
skeptical (not spiritual)72.765528.322
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.731828.129
suspicious (not trusting)72.546826.722
experimental (not reliable)72.430529.414
dog person (not cat person)72.330231.28
egalitarian (not racist)72.2114329.015
vibrant (not geriatric)72.262029.613
Coke (not Pepsi)72.16035.411
frank (not sugarcoated)72.176132.112
sane (not crazy)71.930534.57
romantic (not dispassionate)71.964233.415
beautiful (not ugly)71.9106426.815
introspective (not not introspective)71.942530.715
hoarder (not unprepared)71.629527.422
🌟 (not 💩)71.693530.119
dramatic (not comedic)71.667832.67
guarded (not open)71.582829.027
frugal (not lavish)71.333422.215
philosophical (not real)71.39828.723
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)71.374718.715
main character (not side character)70.956935.610
edgy (not politically correct)70.849730.225
trolling (not triggered)70.713631.712
night owl (not morning lark)70.656930.721
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)70.433232.45
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.333931.98
interesting (not tiresome)70.275728.722
hunter (not gatherer)70.157226.819
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.148634.217
macho (not metrosexual)70.026229.29
kinky (not vanilla)69.842121.715
self-improving (not self-destructive)69.828030.613
goth (not flower child)69.626823.310
disarming (not creepy)69.677025.317
specialist (not generalist)69.639131.021
outsider (not insider)69.533136.725
fast (not slow)69.281433.024
vengeful (not forgiving)69.052626.230
tall (not short)69.056620.422
nerd (not jock)69.068623.726
compersive (not jealous)69.033225.423
modern (not historical)69.048324.115
wooden (not plastic)68.964325.87
exhibitionist (not bashful)68.954525.48
tautology (not oxymoron)68.93434.48
direct (not roundabout)68.879337.032
chosen one (not everyman)68.842137.78
quiet (not loud)68.445030.523
stoic (not hypochondriac)68.247127.16
chic (not cheesy)68.236029.213
chortling (not giggling)68.15687.57
tasteful (not lewd)68.066929.222
radical (not centrist)67.940133.08
resolute (not wavering)67.675927.57
money-focused (not love-focused)67.632932.512
factual (not exaggerating)67.548834.513
clean (not perverted)67.384232.317
spicy (not mild)67.175227.027
Swedish (not Italian)67.132826.311
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)67.121432.211
weird (not normal)67.065326.125
quarrelsome (not warm)66.963328.922
📈 (not 📉)66.763627.124
indie (not pop)66.767734.48
pure (not debased)66.557434.434
urban (not rural)66.588130.334
avant-garde (not classical)66.430732.817
secretive (not open-book)66.080834.521
💃 (not 🧕)65.981231.327
empirical (not theoretical)65.830229.124
cosmopolitan (not provincial)65.845531.522
manicured (not scruffy)65.592326.722
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.456434.726
🤺 (not 🏌)65.498935.827
businesslike (not chivalrous)65.350731.412
long-winded (not concise)65.331941.96
methodical (not astonishing)65.168236.931
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)64.934934.923
believable (not poorly-written)64.9141220.312
🐮 (not 🐷)64.741633.921
political (not nonpolitical)64.662740.529
suspicious (not awkward)64.684623.136
ranged (not melee)64.634442.49
dry (not moist)64.243429.913
motivated (not unmotivated)64.2155734.46
soulful (not soulless)63.8120935.336
🤑 (not 🤠)63.845038.225
😎 (not 🧐)63.669535.016
vain (not demure)63.364430.531
idealist (not realist)63.153832.128
blacksmith (not tailor)63.142734.314
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.063734.220
fearmongering (not reassuring)63.047330.011
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.766028.623
wild (not tame)62.689527.726
wholesome (not salacious)62.583130.112
tactful (not indiscreet)62.483031.216
selfish (not altruistic)62.358033.526
pretentious (not unassuming)62.373334.517
cautious (not impulsive)62.165629.217
builder (not explorer)62.153830.329
🥴 (not 🥳)62.163827.410
psychopath (not empath)62.146033.816
obsessed (not aloof)61.988835.419
pensive (not serene)61.9114036.28
💀 (not 🎃)61.966439.711
🥾 (not 👟)61.760238.919
💝 (not 💔)61.666328.726
rustic (not cultured)61.540235.411
orderly (not chaotic)61.378536.724
one-faced (not two-faced)61.3104338.76
biased (not impartial)61.1104736.819
civilized (not barbaric)61.0109532.428
optimistic (not pessimistic)61.065136.728
existentialist (not nihilist)61.081432.120
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)60.854936.229
sorrowful (not cheery)60.789425.117
mischievous (not well behaved)60.790929.220
permanent (not transient)60.767737.515
stingy (not generous)60.749731.810
😇 (not 😈)60.677231.622
genocidal (not not genocidal)60.234934.110
human (not animalistic)60.1122131.535
feisty (not gracious)60.1110935.223
valedictorian (not drop out)60.0108335.413
bitter (not sweet)59.971021.021
entitled (not grateful)59.872535.310
machiavellian (not transparent)59.865931.113
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.792832.224
paranoid (not naive)59.787520.77
patient (not impatient)59.549330.025
modest (not flamboyant)59.484029.422
🎩 (not 🧢)59.481938.129
Roman (not Greek)59.450433.05
musical (not off-key)59.352531.39
respectful (not rude)59.298628.122
fire (not water)59.297131.66
cold (not warm)59.067332.521
🥰 (not 🙃)58.975937.223
receiving (not giving)58.856737.65
cryptic (not straightforward)58.728431.719
insulting (not complimentary)58.766131.921
scandalous (not proper)58.679631.535
sensible (not ludicrous)58.596130.622
winter (not summer)58.572733.06
haunted (not blissful)58.4116026.05
basic (not hipster)58.392630.815
monastic (not hedonist)58.145732.310
gloomy (not sunny)58.189827.917
washed (not muddy)58.0104427.714
open-minded (not close-minded)57.998932.022
monotone (not expressive)57.649531.617
neurotypical (not autistic)57.3137130.220
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.246232.811
😀 (not 😭)57.172024.816
🐒 (not 🐩)57.168328.218
interrupting (not attentive)57.172527.213
loyal (not traitorous)57.0147335.520
varied (not repetitive)56.844032.122
Russian (not French)56.649135.314
non-gamer (not gamer)56.6106340.48
angry (not good-humored)56.470328.116
poetic (not factual)56.363141.16
young (not old)56.1114022.823
honorable (not cunning)56.0103636.540
literal (not metaphorical)56.0110030.422
sexist (not feminist)55.949226.413
🐐 (not 🦒)55.8116735.229
joyful (not miserable)55.663432.37
hurried (not leisurely)55.599928.328
😊 (not 🤣)55.5111833.629
stoic (not expressive)55.466731.216
extrovert (not introvert)55.1100732.823
head@clouds (not down2earth)55.077132.618
purple (not orange)54.980433.821
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.850236.420
abstract (not concrete)54.866544.99
realistic (not fantastical)54.8104837.514
German (not English)54.415933.112
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.381237.929
🎨 (not 🏀)54.3113231.115
thrifty (not extravagant)54.392138.16
kind (not cruel)54.2138926.617
multicolored (not monochrome)54.283736.630
😏 (not 😬)53.8104935.916
bookish (not sporty)53.6116828.419
imaginative (not practical)53.663034.029
🤫 (not 🤔)53.456935.123
doer (not thinker)53.4127034.910
patriotic (not unpatriotic)53.2139238.011
zany (not regular)53.2105335.412
white knight (not bad boy)53.1111935.97
rugged (not refined)53.079225.728
exuberant (not subdued)53.0111831.518
demonic (not angelic)52.877724.924
intimate (not formal)52.895031.725
loveable (not punchable)52.8125031.315
crafty (not scholarly)52.7115228.325
🤖 (not 👻)52.783939.214
flourishing (not traumatized)52.753140.014
remote (not involved)52.634635.118
poisonous (not nurturing)52.670729.728
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)52.3138035.215
preppy (not punk rock)52.3113434.518
authoritarian (not democratic)52.281537.619
lustful (not chaste)51.8111027.823
heathen (not devout)51.883739.717
chill (not offended)51.877537.010
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.791339.224
relaxed (not tense)51.441627.520
smooth (not rough)51.398833.624
happy (not sad)51.370134.423
thin (not thick)51.3121126.722
playful (not shy)51.2143426.318
🐴 (not 🦄)51.0115941.232
earth (not air)51.0136042.28
🥶 (not 🥵)50.880026.917
glad (not mad)50.786030.815
freelance (not corporate)50.5117540.311
deep (not epic)50.598038.420

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Henry Rearden (0.816)
  2. Dagny Taggart (0.81)
  3. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (0.784)
  4. Morpheus (0.773)
  5. Thomas Shelby (0.769)
  6. Nick Fury (0.765)
  7. Bruce Wayne (0.763)
  8. Lorraine Broughton (0.76)
  9. Stella Gibson (0.748)
  10. Jason Bourne (0.748)
  1. Mike McLintock (-0.571)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.542)
  3. Buster Bluth (-0.524)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.51)
  5. Morty Smith (-0.485)
  6. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.48)
  7. Denny (-0.479)
  8. Lenny (-0.479)
  9. Kermit (-0.477)
  10. Barney Gumble (-0.477)

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

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


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