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Walter White Descriptive Personality Statistics

Walter White is a character from Breaking Bad.

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
secretive (not open-book)95.199.438
perceptive (not unobservant)94.2259.820
high IQ (not low IQ)93.8869.7362
motivated (not unmotivated)93.67810.427
driven (not unambitious)93.07112.9371
persistent (not quitter)92.812913.562
important (not irrelevant)92.35413.0137
diligent (not lazy)92.114810.2383
master (not apprentice)91.37212.6143
scientific (not artistic)90.92515.3392
bookish (not sporty)90.79613.1404
workaholic (not slacker)90.711510.472
straight (not queer)90.54914.5118
studious (not goof-off)90.37117.774
🧠 (not 💪)90.37015.575
intellectual (not physical)90.08014.3377
guarded (not open)88.98413.0337
vengeful (not forgiving)88.89815.0381
captain (not first-mate)88.810819.1349
two-faced (not one-faced)88.84519.542
competitive (not cooperative)88.716216.6360
outlaw (not sheriff)88.57316.9394
skeptical (not spiritual)88.43613.4387
mathematical (not literary)88.4915.0387
serious (not playful)87.98213.8366
genius (not dunce)87.99617.1415
bossy (not meek)87.718116.4334
OCD (not ADHD)87.33214.130
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.217416.838
obsessed (not aloof)87.14318.9412
nerd (not jock)87.017218.1341
extreme (not moderate)87.014014.6422
confidential (not gossiping)86.911318.8371
dominant (not submissive)86.823217.3365
resourceful (not helpless)86.326918.856
narcissistic (not low self esteem)86.212919.939
precise (not vague)86.16720.4266
self-destructive (not self-improving)86.05321.439
stubborn (not accommodating)86.021620.537
queen (not princess)86.013722.523
cynical (not gullible)86.010322.320
authoritarian (not democratic)85.88419.3361
competent (not incompetent)85.729920.3393
complicated (not simple)85.711821.4390
tense (not relaxed)85.618016.4372
atheist (not theist)85.43519.941
valedictorian (not drop out)85.422521.253
rebellious (not obedient)85.323619.0367
arrogant (not humble)85.220620.0368
hard (not soft)85.211616.5371
haunted (not blissful)85.110814.737
masculine (not feminine)85.029315.3418
sickly (not healthy)85.02216.8361
go-getter (not slugabed)85.021517.661
demanding (not unchallenging)85.027023.137
bad boy (not white knight)84.98424.029
ferocious (not pacifist)84.317719.0394
machiavellian (not transparent)84.27519.619
strict (not lenient)84.112818.8392
active (not slothful)84.131018.0342
intense (not lighthearted)84.123623.228
methodical (not astonishing)84.05120.9379
pointed (not random)83.921221.136
alpha (not beta)83.828218.4380
specialist (not generalist)83.82316.250
individualist (not communal)83.712421.561
good-cook (not bad-cook)83.64422.128
extraordinary (not mundane)83.619920.5360
gendered (not androgynous)83.630025.0116
suspicious (not trusting)83.516920.0374
miserable (not joyful)83.59817.162
analysis (not common sense)83.55425.129
deviant (not average)83.312417.2268
frenzied (not sleepy)83.210815.131
vintage (not trendy)83.016815.533
bitter (not sweet)82.914416.7342
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)82.610025.575
bold (not shy)82.559019.3334
gloomy (not sunny)82.511819.132
💀 (not 🎃)82.39426.239
businesslike (not chivalrous)82.112023.034
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.034226.330
on-time (not tardy)82.032427.643
sorrowful (not cheery)81.99315.7389
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.928220.5389
hunter (not gatherer)81.920217.733
private (not gregarious)81.813921.1368
believable (not poorly-written)81.720824.632
mad (not glad)81.613416.459
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.444023.1384
works hard (not plays hard)81.227324.4390
assertive (not passive)81.235821.1375
alert (not oblivious)80.828417.056
mischievous (not well behaved)80.734324.7347
fire (not water)80.627523.032
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.325425.7345
pro (not noob)80.145925.950
dry (not moist)80.15222.924
worldly (not innocent)80.034519.1356
cunning (not honorable)80.018224.3440
cold (not warm)80.017019.9353
resistant (not resigned)79.913623.9407
🎩 (not 🧢)79.924324.957
badass (not weakass)79.853723.643
decisive (not hesitant)79.635421.1329
opinionated (not neutral)79.459024.644
quarrelsome (not warm)79.225719.2371
selfish (not altruistic)79.222824.4400
sad (not happy)79.215718.8359
hard (not soft)79.223123.268
poisonous (not nurturing)79.119721.9102
debased (not pure)79.019223.0360
😈 (not 😇)78.923422.658
coordinated (not clumsy)78.843624.6334
money-focused (not love-focused)78.816525.322
reserved (not chatty)78.519120.9358
tactful (not indiscreet)78.514323.471
angry (not good-humored)78.312320.3387
ranged (not melee)78.22419.824
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.121421.5247
demonic (not angelic)78.019220.3349
cannibal (not vegan)78.018322.843
libertarian (not socialist)77.64025.9334
judgemental (not accepting)77.625324.3253
🤐 (not 😜)77.614530.056
creative (not conventional)77.523224.8382
offended (not chill)77.522623.229
old (not young)77.221114.3383
wild (not tame)77.239922.8346
pensive (not serene)77.115320.729
backdoor (not official)77.019727.3347
utilitarian (not decorative)76.817821.767
jaded (not innocent)76.640321.720
🧗 (not 🛌)76.535125.0109
indie (not pop)76.422622.629
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)76.221926.156
fearmongering (not reassuring)76.119025.518
neat (not messy)76.042426.3318
rock (not rap)75.947829.819
feisty (not gracious)75.943121.5339
macho (not metrosexual)75.913924.329
interesting (not tiresome)75.742826.4333
prideful (not envious)75.731127.834
fighter (not lover)75.720127.029
rational (not whimsical)75.630526.7345
mighty (not puny)75.547423.0366
egalitarian (not racist)75.481918.069
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.343924.630
hurried (not leisurely)75.313621.9314
legit (not scrub)75.151128.0104
🤑 (not 🤠)74.822228.867
distant (not touchy-feely)74.829222.920
devoted (not unfaithful)74.786427.516
spicy (not mild)74.544123.1381
reclusive (not social)74.519220.9130
resolute (not wavering)74.537227.662
suspicious (not awkward)74.440026.0364
rigid (not flexible)74.425227.0383
arcane (not mainstream)74.320224.3371
mysterious (not unambiguous)74.323427.8364
contrarian (not yes-man)74.226931.221
moody (not stable)74.246424.4373
cruel (not kind)74.219020.9371
industrial (not domestic)74.013122.947
armoured (not vulnerable)73.939225.8390
overachiever (not underachiever)73.969131.645
pronatalist (not child free)73.710022.8309
dramatic (not comedic)73.649725.739
independent (not codependent)73.250031.1345
earth (not air)73.127028.229
builder (not explorer)73.015626.6360
unfixable (not fixable)73.016131.228
eloquent (not unpolished)72.850624.6366
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.846929.2371
heathen (not devout)72.417925.9421
psychopath (not empath)72.427225.345
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.470826.4358
tight (not loose)72.347524.733
edgy (not politically correct)72.239023.7341
vain (not demure)72.233727.2321
👽 (not 🤡)72.220624.757
quirky (not predictable)72.223324.818
hoarder (not unprepared)72.023023.3270
🐴 (not 🦄)71.932833.068
cocky (not timid)71.867132.423
🤺 (not 🏌)71.759028.571
blacksmith (not tailor)71.421027.727
paranoid (not naive)71.332831.421
unorthodox (not traditional)71.243330.173
logical (not emotional)70.925828.4355
presidential (not folksy)70.937426.926
biased (not impartial)70.945528.3363
scandalous (not proper)70.842627.8297
ambitious (not realistic)70.742433.936
high-tech (not low-tech)70.633827.3350
interested (not bored)70.455228.128
scheduled (not spontaneous)70.254528.5373
confident (not insecure)70.265929.0346
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.228125.9110
entitled (not grateful)70.241827.626
fast (not slow)70.164524.6340
freak (not normie)70.137524.923
freelance (not corporate)70.153233.231
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.032427.219
frank (not sugarcoated)69.871533.021
western (not eastern)69.729429.999
🌟 (not 💩)69.683233.456
hypocritical (not equitable)69.528627.294
focused on the future (not focused on the present)69.217731.9406
🐐 (not 🦒)69.128232.881
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)69.056128.0368
anarchist (not statist)69.030028.9103
oxymoron (not tautology)69.011224.123
direct (not roundabout)68.967328.8358
rich (not poor)68.858727.5359
factual (not poetic)68.742229.027
experimental (not reliable)68.732429.030
salacious (not wholesome)68.434625.565
concrete (not abstract)68.339330.556
traumatized (not flourishing)68.256729.829
mature (not juvenile)68.054527.177
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.935229.229
crazy (not sane)67.943324.362
villainous (not heroic)67.822725.8398
🦇 (not 🐿)67.830531.963
picky (not always down)67.741931.727
introspective (not not introspective)67.654130.693
radical (not centrist)67.434031.420
pretentious (not unassuming)67.149231.062
🙃 (not 🥰)67.134033.197
objective (not subjective)67.016031.261
weird (not normal)66.956925.3379
jealous (not compersive)66.939529.6323
orange (not purple)66.724930.7287
🥾 (not 👟)66.736929.569
genocidal (not not genocidal)66.622028.925
introvert (not extrovert)66.529327.0392
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.542928.531
hedonist (not monastic)66.335127.653
quiet (not loud)66.140527.0392
empirical (not theoretical)66.025433.5335
muddy (not washed)65.826425.519
rough (not smooth)65.640729.0344
deep (not shallow)65.562532.078
triggered (not trolling)65.456730.235
tall (not short)65.458618.1354
traitorous (not loyal)65.120130.8384
charming (not trusting)65.049224.6369
goth (not flower child)65.029333.021
English (not German)64.9113228.322
sexual (not asexual)64.979726.229
stoic (not expressive)64.734829.2363
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.761228.0352
chortling (not giggling)64.764529.126
emancipated (not enslaved)64.673732.0377
humorless (not funny)64.531325.6392
involved (not remote)64.485332.7349
Coke (not Pepsi)64.419833.534
outsider (not insider)64.346132.2283
night owl (not morning lark)64.265930.5238
sturdy (not flimsy)64.281730.822
factual (not exaggerating)64.149734.630
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.963028.163
🐘 (not 🐀)63.741233.489
reasoned (not instinctual)63.633331.9386
wooden (not plastic)63.678830.426
treasure (not trash)63.5111028.793
street-smart (not sheltered)63.276928.3268
🥴 (not 🥳)63.250427.663
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.154629.5414
😭 (not 😀)63.139028.559
formal (not intimate)63.050331.3104
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)63.042526.420
barbaric (not civilized)62.929827.3374
impatient (not patient)62.875333.2127
depressed (not bright)62.742229.5389
💔 (not 💝)62.742133.8109
🎨 (not 🏀)62.779334.031
zany (not regular)62.664331.160
neurotypical (not autistic)62.4102828.9343
curious (not apathetic)62.388331.6349
insulting (not complimentary)62.349622.244
chosen one (not everyman)62.358731.926
lustful (not chaste)62.262828.9356
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.225924.933
nihilist (not existentialist)62.118234.749
cryptic (not straightforward)61.919831.5369
real (not philosophical)61.977129.7254
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.852629.8390
prudish (not flirtatious)61.842030.516
exhibitionist (not bashful)61.573729.833
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.440528.1301
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.494632.060
protagonist (not antagonist)61.499232.828
cool (not dorky)61.368530.860
attentive (not interrupting)61.258433.434
wise (not foolish)61.070129.0356
🤖 (not 👻)60.745134.758
🥶 (not 🥵)60.639432.528
efficient (not overprepared)60.591735.832
📈 (not 📉)60.282232.574
technophile (not luddite)60.047329.8338
🤫 (not 🤔)60.026837.159
work-first (not family-first)59.964032.8370
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.842135.671
Russian (not French)59.833529.820
monotone (not expressive)59.736623.713
concise (not long-winded)59.750835.522
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.651431.237
practical (not imaginative)59.485632.1412
lost (not enlightened)59.064635.925
dispassionate (not romantic)59.030130.932
emotional (not unemotional)58.9101436.521
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.855634.5128
stingy (not generous)58.847730.226
animalistic (not human)58.729928.6364
proactive (not reactive)58.736330.624
basic (not hipster)58.581230.1324
thrifty (not extravagant)58.564628.728
literal (not metaphorical)58.482830.4375
hard-work (not natural-talent)58.289230.343
receiving (not giving)58.150930.635
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.066930.3361
punchable (not loveable)58.045030.334
🐮 (not 🐷)57.973931.784
rude (not respectful)57.650728.7390
privileged (not oppressed)57.499328.625
non-gamer (not gamer)57.289037.532
chic (not cheesy)57.259130.914
sarcastic (not genuine)57.164631.2379
scruffy (not manicured)56.852429.9313
high standards (not desperate)56.891738.747
dog person (not cat person)56.768638.124
frugal (not lavish)56.675830.5362
opinionated (not jealous)56.3120832.116
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.230635.5277
sexist (not feminist)56.143224.696
epic (not deep)56.165435.230
anxious (not calm)56.088530.3385
🧐 (not 😎)56.063737.466
never cries (not often crying)55.985029.823
soulless (not soulful)55.834330.757
unpatriotic (not patriotic)55.627430.650
realist (not idealist)55.573935.674
🐒 (not 🐩)55.563732.848
cautious (not impulsive)55.472532.3392
cultured (not rustic)55.494535.516
repulsive (not attractive)55.333225.1369
doer (not thinker)55.3100036.632
varied (not repetitive)55.043532.0131
sage (not whippersnapper)55.063426.836
shy (not playful)54.933226.0354
😊 (not 🤣)54.995129.960
rural (not urban)54.639329.5108
punk rock (not preppy)54.661730.135
disreputable (not prestigious)54.549432.4273
avant-garde (not classical)54.555731.442
realistic (not fantastical)54.589032.839
tasteful (not lewd)54.4104827.8330
slovenly (not stylish)54.350127.5359
off-key (not musical)54.382932.426
brave (not careful)54.1101531.0378
nonpolitical (not political)54.156433.3369
bold (not serious)54.183432.6366
scholarly (not crafty)54.059530.9363
minimalist (not pack rat)53.982732.047
ironic (not profound)53.975332.536
rugged (not refined)53.765928.8388
orderly (not chaotic)53.684434.8370
geriatric (not vibrant)53.439030.528
modest (not flamboyant)53.387132.0415
indulgent (not sober)53.383836.6391
ugly (not beautiful)53.329524.161
deranged (not reasonable)53.064532.760
fresh (not stinky)52.9113930.2120
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)52.7115225.581
close-minded (not open-minded)52.658631.8338
multicolored (not monochrome)52.676435.745
ludicrous (not sensible)52.563130.0392
disarming (not creepy)52.4119926.3116
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.172832.4340
liberal (not conservative)52.1105130.675
historical (not modern)52.069029.7260
unlucky (not fortunate)51.987330.3380
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.984833.0110
charming (not awkward)51.7106928.1355
consistent (not variable)51.7104437.535
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.677231.8322
linear (not circular)51.683532.122
kinky (not vanilla)51.582729.7323
clean (not perverted)51.4109632.926
still (not twitchy)51.462332.345
Roman (not Greek)51.288534.115
transient (not permanent)51.067434.2110
😬 (not 😏)51.068032.865
thick (not thin)50.963527.3228
subdued (not exuberant)50.965731.724
winter (not summer)50.981138.614
🧕 (not 💃)50.255432.6109
Swedish (not Italian)50.677633.321

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Harry Wells (0.842)
  2. Rowan Pope (0.834)
  3. Magneto (0.826)
  4. Man in Black (0.816)
  5. Annalise Keating (0.81)
  6. Thomas Shelby (0.807)
  7. Gus Fring (0.806)
  8. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.803)
  9. Patty Hewes (0.802)
  10. Angel Eyes (0.802)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.638)
  2. Karen Smith (-0.606)
  3. Flounder (-0.585)
  4. Josh Chan (-0.585)
  5. Rex (-0.555)
  6. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.55)
  7. Kevin Malone (-0.544)
  8. Jerry Gergich (-0.537)
  9. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.531)
  10. Chien-Po (-0.518)

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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