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John Galt Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
overachiever (not underachiever)97.145.58
driven (not unambitious)96.2117.924
alert (not oblivious)96.236.512
confident (not insecure)95.447.129
decisive (not hesitant)94.918.527
diligent (not lazy)94.5547.530
rhythmic (not stuttering)94.349.616
queen (not princess)94.3216.94
fighter (not lover)94.146.39
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.8448.918
alpha (not beta)93.6367.625
rebellious (not obedient)93.5459.118
coordinated (not clumsy)93.0388.427
competent (not incompetent)93.0709.913
extreme (not moderate)92.93611.324
high IQ (not low IQ)92.114015.127
important (not irrelevant)91.77513.320
libertarian (not socialist)91.6221.629
prideful (not envious)91.328.513
confidential (not gossiping)91.0379.719
gendered (not androgynous)90.93811.621
dominant (not submissive)90.711418.232
extraordinary (not mundane)90.54213.319
industrial (not domestic)90.5321.322
bold (not shy)90.322014.925
healthy (not sickly)90.32513.526
demanding (not unchallenging)90.09915.59
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.84213.925
workaholic (not slacker)89.416313.425
unorthodox (not traditional)89.35621.422
cynical (not gullible)89.24511.512
captain (not first-mate)89.19610.720
individualist (not communal)89.13918.631
genius (not dunce)88.98014.333
western (not eastern)88.9910.122
pro (not noob)88.816912.716
cocky (not timid)88.51586.76
consistent (not variable)88.21225.913
self-assured (not self-conscious)88.12422.729
masculine (not feminine)88.019412.622
badass (not weakass)88.025317.03
resourceful (not helpless)87.821722.129
persistent (not quitter)87.743421.911
sexual (not asexual)87.714613.34
ambitious (not realistic)87.64210.55
studious (not goof-off)87.513510.523
intense (not lighthearted)87.414122.614
master (not apprentice)87.018620.926
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.917819.416
perceptive (not unobservant)86.725114.410
active (not slothful)86.520117.825
🧗 (not 🛌)86.211623.437
protagonist (not antagonist)86.212226.612
work-first (not family-first)85.912114.139
independent (not codependent)85.911916.622
high standards (not desperate)85.97827.012
opinionated (not neutral)85.431328.111
straight (not queer)85.320119.728
interested (not bored)85.05517.37
heroic (not villainous)84.429518.824
mighty (not puny)84.318120.929
conspiracist (not sheeple)84.39916.824
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.325116.410
private (not gregarious)84.28717.931
efficient (not overprepared)83.91823.017
technophile (not luddite)83.86727.420
hard (not soft)83.813615.125
OCD (not ADHD)83.87611.45
logical (not emotional)83.66118.123
worldly (not innocent)83.420722.825
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.426618.719
judgemental (not accepting)83.317119.119
go-getter (not slugabed)83.229122.55
mysterious (not unambiguous)83.18725.223
rich (not poor)82.930021.824
legit (not scrub)82.619819.916
opinionated (not jealous)82.610211.19
reasonable (not deranged)82.512717.012
frenzied (not sleepy)82.513514.212
works hard (not plays hard)82.322821.623
anarchist (not statist)82.37026.930
armoured (not vulnerable)82.215023.117
profound (not ironic)82.2188.45
rational (not whimsical)82.113523.832
tight (not loose)81.915325.818
attractive (not repulsive)81.940122.629
street-smart (not sheltered)81.727826.532
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.621521.016
devoted (not unfaithful)81.554630.34
emancipated (not enslaved)81.312026.526
fortunate (not unlucky)81.23518.226
arcane (not mainstream)81.08518.525
neat (not messy)81.026517.622
🧠 (not 💪)81.033722.127
unemotional (not emotional)80.94111.37
contrarian (not yes-man)80.711030.011
charming (not awkward)80.624221.020
competitive (not cooperative)80.636932.322
utilitarian (not decorative)80.68526.235
sturdy (not flimsy)80.327332.811
wise (not foolish)80.217128.222
assertive (not passive)80.239518.921
analysis (not common sense)80.011427.18
calm (not anxious)79.96826.522
strict (not lenient)79.821217.423
objective (not subjective)79.8929.121
privileged (not oppressed)79.834518.212
open to new experinces (not uncreative)79.734623.632
mathematical (not literary)79.67123.521
flirtatious (not prudish)79.32379.44
stylish (not slovenly)79.229621.727
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)79.230328.123
hard (not soft)79.123319.828
minimalist (not pack rat)79.14927.313
serious (not playful)78.933526.822
resistant (not resigned)78.818230.339
arrogant (not humble)78.632523.220
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.617923.924
cool (not dorky)78.620528.416
🐘 (not 🐀)78.65629.435
eloquent (not unpolished)78.432328.016
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)78.316520.83
reclusive (not social)78.313124.127
pointed (not random)78.243934.96
ferocious (not pacifist)78.035121.431
distant (not touchy-feely)78.020516.85
mature (not juvenile)77.929025.128
brave (not careful)77.927032.023
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.933221.626
atheist (not theist)77.420523.916
freak (not normie)77.420826.35
rock (not rap)77.340924.78
complicated (not simple)77.237329.814
dramatic (not comedic)77.236826.85
on-time (not tardy)77.149530.610
bold (not serious)77.122425.336
curious (not apathetic)77.027126.023
backdoor (not official)77.019728.421
precise (not vague)76.631825.532
genuine (not sarcastic)76.519928.020
presidential (not folksy)76.522835.512
reasoned (not instinctual)76.28427.618
outlaw (not sheriff)76.232129.118
treasure (not trash)76.168829.524
equitable (not hypocritical)76.015132.236
linear (not circular)76.04623.26
scientific (not artistic)75.930124.326
charming (not trusting)75.920119.218
prestigious (not disreputable)75.830625.932
deviant (not average)75.733323.619
still (not twitchy)75.78927.313
proactive (not reactive)75.72235.712
never cries (not often crying)75.732816.14
picky (not always down)75.620624.49
quirky (not predictable)75.517420.14
intellectual (not physical)75.346723.026
👽 (not 🤡)75.312926.826
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.218525.427
vintage (not trendy)75.046630.64
introspective (not not introspective)74.926029.614
cannibal (not vegan)74.825232.710
conservative (not liberal)74.713732.99
high-tech (not low-tech)74.625731.422
🦇 (not 🐿)74.617726.314
sober (not indulgent)74.612127.826
good-cook (not bad-cook)74.31246.53
sage (not whippersnapper)74.39824.314
dog person (not cat person)74.022316.34
child free (not pronatalist)73.730429.422
creative (not conventional)73.732029.823
bossy (not meek)73.564724.724
reserved (not chatty)73.429228.222
fresh (not stinky)73.457425.625
tall (not short)73.334714.518
deep (not shallow)73.336627.323
focused on the future (not focused on the present)73.310528.431
bright (not depressed)73.220728.324
🤐 (not 😜)73.226322.815
rigid (not flexible)73.029526.826
thrifty (not extravagant)73.018433.54
stable (not moody)72.98831.025
unfixable (not fixable)72.916227.617
jaded (not innocent)72.952724.58
humorless (not funny)72.816027.622
enlightened (not lost)72.817728.312
skeptical (not spiritual)72.756928.322
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.726328.129
suspicious (not trusting)72.540026.722
experimental (not reliable)72.425729.414
egalitarian (not racist)72.295229.015
vibrant (not geriatric)72.251629.613
clean (not perverted)72.156829.415
Coke (not Pepsi)72.15735.411
sane (not crazy)71.925134.57
romantic (not dispassionate)71.954833.415
beautiful (not ugly)71.989426.815
goth (not flower child)71.918724.67
hoarder (not unprepared)71.624327.422
🌟 (not 💩)71.676530.119
money-focused (not love-focused)71.625530.911
guarded (not open)71.569129.027
frugal (not lavish)71.328522.215
philosophical (not real)71.38628.723
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)71.364118.715
modern (not historical)71.135923.614
disarming (not creepy)70.959325.516
ranged (not melee)70.911340.88
trolling (not triggered)70.711831.712
night owl (not morning lark)70.648530.721
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)70.427032.45
interesting (not tiresome)70.263628.722
hunter (not gatherer)70.149026.819
edgy (not politically correct)70.045330.624
macho (not metrosexual)70.023629.29
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.042435.711
chosen one (not everyman)70.033340.27
kinky (not vanilla)69.836421.715
self-improving (not self-destructive)69.823630.613
outsider (not insider)69.528936.725
fast (not slow)69.267733.024
rustic (not cultured)69.119828.78
vengeful (not forgiving)69.046126.230
nerd (not jock)69.059723.726
compersive (not jealous)69.026725.423
receiving (not giving)69.031335.34
wooden (not plastic)68.954525.87
direct (not roundabout)68.867737.032
quiet (not loud)68.435630.523
specialist (not generalist)68.336931.120
stoic (not hypochondriac)68.239127.16
chic (not cheesy)68.130531.611
chortling (not giggling)68.14957.57
tasteful (not lewd)68.056429.222
spelunker (not claustrophobic)67.937233.47
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)67.824932.922
resolute (not wavering)67.663127.57
cosmopolitan (not provincial)67.534331.321
pure (not debased)67.346234.633
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)67.117932.211
weird (not normal)67.056526.125
quarrelsome (not warm)66.955328.922
📈 (not 📉)66.751527.124
indie (not pop)66.756134.48
urban (not rural)66.576530.334
avant-garde (not classical)66.426332.817
spicy (not mild)66.466827.226
secretive (not open-book)66.068534.521
💃 (not 🧕)65.968831.327
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.447534.726
🤺 (not 🏌)65.482535.827
businesslike (not chivalrous)65.345632.99
believable (not poorly-written)65.0118121.211
radical (not centrist)64.941334.37
frank (not sugarcoated)64.891033.89
monotone (not expressive)64.825834.09
🐮 (not 🐷)64.733133.921
fearmongering (not reassuring)64.739127.77
suspicious (not awkward)64.673823.136
non-gamer (not gamer)64.666636.97
manicured (not scruffy)64.482726.921
empirical (not theoretical)64.331328.823
Swedish (not Italian)64.332528.39
tautology (not oxymoron)64.37738.26
dry (not moist)64.237729.913
motivated (not unmotivated)64.2131334.46
methodical (not astonishing)64.062237.030
soulful (not soulless)63.8101235.336
🤑 (not 🤠)63.839638.225
😎 (not 🧐)63.657935.016
political (not nonpolitical)63.456840.728
vain (not demure)63.356530.531
blacksmith (not tailor)63.135534.314
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.054534.220
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.756328.623
stubborn (not accommodating)62.7100231.53
wild (not tame)62.676527.726
wholesome (not salacious)62.569130.112
sorrowful (not cheery)62.171425.018
cautious (not impulsive)62.156229.217
builder (not explorer)62.147130.329
🥴 (not 🥳)62.153827.410
psychopath (not empath)62.140233.816
orderly (not chaotic)62.065836.225
idealist (not realist)62.047232.227
obsessed (not aloof)61.974435.419
💀 (not 🎃)61.956139.711
🥾 (not 👟)61.749138.919
pretentious (not unassuming)61.466335.416
one-faced (not two-faced)61.389038.76
civilized (not barbaric)61.094232.428
selfish (not altruistic)61.053333.625
optimistic (not pessimistic)61.054536.728
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)60.846536.229
mischievous (not well behaved)60.777929.220
permanent (not transient)60.759737.515
human (not animalistic)60.6101731.834
💝 (not 💔)60.657328.825
😇 (not 😈)60.664631.622
biased (not impartial)60.293937.618
genocidal (not not genocidal)60.231134.110
feisty (not gracious)60.196235.223
existentialist (not nihilist)60.074432.619
valedictorian (not drop out)60.092535.413
bitter (not sweet)59.960121.021
entitled (not grateful)59.864035.310
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.780632.224
paranoid (not naive)59.775320.77
patient (not impatient)59.540730.025
modest (not flamboyant)59.472029.422
Roman (not Greek)59.442333.05
musical (not off-key)59.343031.39
machiavellian (not transparent)59.358831.210
respectful (not rude)59.282628.122
fire (not water)59.283231.66
cold (not warm)59.057332.521
🥰 (not 🙃)58.963637.223
cryptic (not straightforward)58.724831.719
insulting (not complimentary)58.757131.921
scandalous (not proper)58.667831.535
winter (not summer)58.562233.06
basic (not hipster)58.381830.815
gloomy (not sunny)58.375828.716
pensive (not serene)58.3116637.37
earth (not air)58.188440.37
🎩 (not 🧢)58.073338.028
washed (not muddy)58.087927.714
open-minded (not close-minded)57.984532.022
monastic (not hedonist)57.738134.09
neurotypical (not autistic)57.3121330.220
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.237032.811
😀 (not 😭)57.162024.816
🐒 (not 🐩)57.158428.218
interrupting (not attentive)57.162627.213
loyal (not traitorous)57.0124335.520
varied (not repetitive)56.836932.122
Russian (not French)56.641735.314
angry (not good-humored)56.459828.116
young (not old)56.195422.823
honorable (not cunning)56.087536.540
literal (not metaphorical)56.094330.422
sexist (not feminist)55.943526.413
🐐 (not 🦒)55.897935.229
extrovert (not introvert)55.787233.422
haunted (not blissful)55.7106129.73
joyful (not miserable)55.654032.37
hurried (not leisurely)55.584728.328
😊 (not 🤣)55.593333.629
tactful (not indiscreet)55.398332.612
head@clouds (not down2earth)55.065232.618
purple (not orange)54.967333.821
sensible (not ludicrous)54.890529.720
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.839836.420
abstract (not concrete)54.857544.99
realistic (not fantastical)54.888437.514
🤫 (not 🤔)54.743335.422
German (not English)54.412333.112
epic (not deep)54.372036.917
🎨 (not 🏀)54.396331.115
kind (not cruel)54.2117126.617
multicolored (not monochrome)54.270536.630
exhibitionist (not bashful)54.2100226.34
intimate (not formal)54.176531.824
😏 (not 😬)53.887135.916
bookish (not sporty)53.6100128.419
imaginative (not practical)53.653234.029
doer (not thinker)53.4107634.910
stoic (not expressive)53.361131.115
patriotic (not unpatriotic)53.2119238.011
zany (not regular)53.290435.412
white knight (not bad boy)53.194235.97
rugged (not refined)53.067325.728
exuberant (not subdued)53.096831.518
concise (not long-winded)53.078641.64
demonic (not angelic)52.866724.924
crafty (not scholarly)52.796828.325
remote (not involved)52.629635.118
poisonous (not nurturing)52.661329.728
loveable (not punchable)52.5104831.213
stingy (not generous)52.559130.38
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)52.3117435.215
preppy (not punk rock)52.396534.518
authoritarian (not democratic)52.271537.619
🐴 (not 🦄)52.094341.430
chill (not offended)52.063033.78
👻 (not 🤖)51.985838.313
lustful (not chaste)51.895927.823
heathen (not devout)51.870939.717
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.778739.224
thin (not thick)51.5101826.820
traumatized (not flourishing)51.5112139.713
relaxed (not tense)51.435027.520
smooth (not rough)51.383633.624
happy (not sad)51.361134.423
playful (not shy)51.2124126.318
no-nonsense (not dramatic)50.978137.127
factual (not poetic)50.899542.45
🥶 (not 🥵)50.870326.917
glad (not mad)50.771130.815
exaggerating (not factual)50.686738.77
freelance (not corporate)50.599140.311

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 (0.809)
  2. Dagny Taggart (0.796)
  3. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (0.776)
  4. Thomas Shelby (0.768)
  5. Nick Fury (0.763)
  6. Morpheus (0.763)
  7. Bruce Wayne (0.762)
  8. Lorraine Broughton (0.755)
  9. Jason Bourne (0.751)
  10. Blondie (0.746)
  1. Mike McLintock (-0.575)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.54)
  3. Buster Bluth (-0.523)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.505)
  5. Morty Smith (-0.481)
  6. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.479)
  7. Denny (-0.478)
  8. Kermit (-0.472)
  9. The Cowardly Lion (-0.471)
  10. Barney Gumble (-0.47)

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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