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Walter White Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
perceptive (not unobservant)95.3168.727
secretive (not open-book)94.3179.840
motivated (not unmotivated)94.17710.133
high IQ (not low IQ)93.7969.8365
driven (not unambitious)93.17812.8373
persistent (not quitter)93.015213.464
important (not irrelevant)92.37512.9141
diligent (not lazy)92.117810.2387
master (not apprentice)91.57912.5146
scientific (not artistic)90.93515.3394
workaholic (not slacker)90.912610.376
bookish (not sporty)90.711713.0409
studious (not goof-off)90.78217.478
straight (not queer)90.64714.5119
🧠 (not 💪)90.68414.982
main character (not side character)90.418220.821
intellectual (not physical)90.18414.2379
two-faced (not one-faced)89.15419.045
guarded (not open)88.99813.0339
captain (not first-mate)88.912719.1350
competitive (not cooperative)88.718116.6360
vengeful (not forgiving)88.711815.1383
outlaw (not sheriff)88.58616.9395
mathematical (not literary)88.41415.0389
skeptical (not spiritual)88.34613.5392
serious (not playful)87.910213.8367
genius (not dunce)87.911717.1417
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.917716.541
bossy (not meek)87.720516.4336
OCD (not ADHD)87.33313.931
queen (not princess)87.212421.327
obsessed (not aloof)87.05719.3413
nerd (not jock)87.019218.1344
extreme (not moderate)87.016014.5426
cynical (not gullible)87.09220.826
confidential (not gossiping)86.913718.8374
resourceful (not helpless)86.828718.559
dominant (not submissive)86.726417.4367
narcissistic (not low self esteem)86.513719.740
self-destructive (not self-improving)86.26021.041
precise (not vague)86.17420.3269
authoritarian (not democratic)85.98919.3363
complicated (not simple)85.714021.3393
tense (not relaxed)85.621016.4378
competent (not incompetent)85.536820.5398
rebellious (not obedient)85.427719.0370
arrogant (not humble)85.223119.9371
hard (not soft)85.213016.5371
go-getter (not slugabed)85.223617.562
masculine (not feminine)85.132715.3420
sickly (not healthy)85.02716.8361
atheist (not theist)85.04919.543
haunted (not blissful)84.416014.841
demanding (not unchallenging)84.432723.138
ferocious (not pacifist)84.320819.0394
intense (not lighthearted)84.327222.331
active (not slothful)84.238318.0346
gendered (not androgynous)84.232624.7120
strict (not lenient)84.115118.7393
miserable (not joyful)83.910616.866
alpha (not beta)83.931518.4381
methodical (not astonishing)83.85821.2384
machiavellian (not transparent)83.89218.624
specialist (not generalist)83.73116.052
extraordinary (not mundane)83.622720.4362
suspicious (not trusting)83.520220.0374
deviant (not average)83.513017.2272
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.410725.279
individualist (not communal)83.316222.364
analysis (not common sense)83.37624.536
bad boy (not white knight)83.311426.135
stubborn (not accommodating)83.236326.144
valedictorian (not drop out)83.134224.057
bitter (not sweet)83.016816.7344
pointed (not random)83.028121.739
vintage (not trendy)82.720815.434
bold (not shy)82.568019.2336
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.536826.131
on-time (not tardy)82.436927.045
businesslike (not chivalrous)82.212822.635
frenzied (not sleepy)82.116719.038
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.033620.4393
gloomy (not sunny)82.015918.634
💀 (not 🎃)82.011025.641
sorrowful (not cheery)81.912215.7391
private (not gregarious)81.917521.0374
mad (not glad)81.915617.064
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.450923.1385
works hard (not plays hard)81.331024.3394
assertive (not passive)81.340021.1376
mischievous (not well behaved)80.739124.7347
hunter (not gatherer)80.626619.136
fire (not water)80.531722.733
pro (not noob)80.453225.452
believable (not poorly-written)80.432724.638
money-focused (not love-focused)80.315724.026
🎩 (not 🧢)80.228824.858
cunning (not honorable)80.119424.3441
alert (not oblivious)80.135918.259
😈 (not 😇)80.124122.462
dry (not moist)80.15222.924
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.031125.8350
cold (not warm)80.019919.9355
worldly (not innocent)79.939219.2359
resistant (not resigned)79.917023.8408
good-cook (not bad-cook)79.67525.234
badass (not weakass)79.662623.444
decisive (not hesitant)79.640921.1330
opinionated (not neutral)79.667824.345
sad (not happy)79.318818.8365
quarrelsome (not warm)79.228919.2373
selfish (not altruistic)79.125824.6405
jaded (not innocent)79.138520.325
debased (not pure)79.021123.0360
ranged (not melee)78.92419.527
coordinated (not clumsy)78.651224.6337
poisonous (not nurturing)78.623122.0105
hard (not soft)78.627923.572
reserved (not chatty)78.623120.8361
tactful (not indiscreet)78.516223.374
angry (not good-humored)78.414120.2392
demonic (not angelic)78.222220.3352
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.224821.4250
judgemental (not accepting)77.729324.2257
libertarian (not socialist)77.64725.8336
🤐 (not 😜)77.619229.857
creative (not conventional)77.328125.0383
old (not young)77.224314.3386
wild (not tame)77.246622.8347
utilitarian (not decorative)77.119621.768
pensive (not serene)76.918720.031
prideful (not envious)76.929627.536
backdoor (not official)76.822427.5351
🧗 (not 🛌)76.544625.0109
fighter (not lover)76.522826.930
macho (not metrosexual)76.413923.632
offended (not chill)76.429623.035
rhythmic (not stuttering)76.446324.232
cannibal (not vegan)76.323824.948
neat (not messy)76.148926.3320
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)76.125126.459
feisty (not gracious)75.848721.8342
interesting (not tiresome)75.849926.3335
rational (not whimsical)75.735226.7346
egalitarian (not racist)75.499018.069
mighty (not puny)75.454922.9368
indie (not pop)75.430826.541
hurried (not leisurely)75.215321.8316
legit (not scrub)75.260327.7108
🤑 (not 🤠)74.824428.867
reclusive (not social)74.823620.8133
distant (not touchy-feely)74.834625.428
resolute (not wavering)74.744227.465
spicy (not mild)74.650223.0384
mysterious (not unambiguous)74.526327.7367
rigid (not flexible)74.429227.0389
arcane (not mainstream)74.423724.3373
suspicious (not awkward)74.344226.1367
cruel (not kind)74.221520.9372
moody (not stable)74.155024.4375
armoured (not vulnerable)74.145525.7394
industrial (not domestic)74.114522.649
overachiever (not underachiever)74.081331.346
quirky (not predictable)74.024823.521
dramatic (not comedic)73.957425.044
pronatalist (not child free)73.711722.8309
👽 (not 🤡)73.620524.860
independent (not codependent)73.556931.1348
contrarian (not yes-man)73.534530.128
unfixable (not fixable)73.217230.433
earth (not air)73.130928.229
eloquent (not unpolished)72.858124.6366
builder (not explorer)72.817126.7363
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.751929.2374
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.581926.4359
frank (not sugarcoated)72.574231.031
heathen (not devout)72.419325.9423
blacksmith (not tailor)72.422827.033
psychopath (not empath)72.430925.850
🐴 (not 🦄)72.337732.670
hoarder (not unprepared)72.227723.2273
vain (not demure)72.137527.2326
edgy (not politically correct)72.045223.7343
presidential (not folksy)71.442626.232
fearmongering (not reassuring)71.330227.624
rock (not rap)71.292032.425
devoted (not unfaithful)71.2117833.227
logical (not emotional)71.031428.3358
freelance (not corporate)70.961132.836
biased (not impartial)70.953528.2367
scandalous (not proper)70.948827.7299
🤺 (not 🏌)70.974029.172
tight (not loose)70.762826.134
high-tech (not low-tech)70.641127.2353
unorthodox (not traditional)70.554130.479
oxymoron (not tautology)70.48823.925
confident (not insecure)70.475529.1353
scheduled (not spontaneous)70.360728.5375
goth (not flower child)70.325331.826
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)70.034328.033
fast (not slow)69.978024.7342
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.932926.2114
picky (not always down)69.940431.629
experimental (not reliable)69.736129.131
salacious (not wholesome)69.637025.369
ambitious (not realistic)69.554434.337
hypocritical (not equitable)69.434327.497
traumatized (not flourishing)69.465029.331
anarchist (not statist)69.236228.4107
western (not eastern)69.240830.1101
🐐 (not 🦒)69.236232.783
focused on the future (not focused on the present)69.121531.9409
cocky (not timid)69.188433.429
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)69.066327.9369
entitled (not grateful)69.051028.133
freak (not normie)69.048025.025
direct (not roundabout)68.978628.8360
rich (not poor)68.967827.5362
paranoid (not naive)68.650331.925
concrete (not abstract)68.346030.556
🦇 (not 🐿)68.236831.665
stoic (not hypochondriac)68.147628.626
crazy (not sane)68.049924.163
interested (not bored)67.981428.034
mature (not juvenile)67.863127.180
radical (not centrist)67.840531.023
villainous (not heroic)67.726726.0401
spelunker (not claustrophobic)67.745227.734
🙃 (not 🥰)67.637133.099
introspective (not not introspective)67.566130.598
pretentious (not unassuming)67.356031.166
🌟 (not 💩)67.3108634.259
jealous (not compersive)67.244629.5328
weird (not normal)67.065325.2384
🥾 (not 👟)66.945030.272
factual (not poetic)66.756230.430
orange (not purple)66.530630.7292
introvert (not extrovert)66.536227.0393
hedonist (not monastic)66.340527.653
quiet (not loud)66.150327.0393
empirical (not theoretical)65.830233.6339
rough (not smooth)65.648629.2347
deep (not shallow)65.575032.078
tall (not short)65.470718.2403
traitorous (not loyal)65.224330.7386
charming (not trusting)65.256524.6373
objective (not subjective)65.025232.264
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.869928.0353
stoic (not expressive)64.740829.2363
involved (not remote)64.798732.6353
sturdy (not flimsy)64.694429.225
humorless (not funny)64.636725.6395
emancipated (not enslaved)64.687532.0382
outsider (not insider)64.452532.1285
Coke (not Pepsi)64.422733.534
sexual (not asexual)64.294426.331
factual (not exaggerating)64.159434.630
night owl (not morning lark)63.877930.7240
reasoned (not instinctual)63.739731.9388
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.774827.666
🎨 (not 🏀)63.791132.535
😭 (not 😀)63.544828.161
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.362629.4417
street-smart (not sheltered)63.390128.2275
chortling (not giggling)63.380029.529
🐘 (not 🐀)63.249133.192
barbaric (not civilized)63.035127.3375
insulting (not complimentary)63.055623.347
🥴 (not 🥳)63.060127.365
💔 (not 💝)63.048333.7111
formal (not intimate)62.859331.4106
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.829324.335
triggered (not trolling)62.885531.044
cool (not dorky)62.775730.763
opinionated (not jealous)62.7114730.323
depressed (not bright)62.651729.6390
impatient (not patient)62.589333.2128
zany (not regular)62.574730.763
curious (not apathetic)62.4105431.6350
neurotypical (not autistic)62.4115128.9345
treasure (not trash)62.4134929.3100
lustful (not chaste)62.272728.9356
nihilist (not existentialist)62.220334.052
genocidal (not not genocidal)62.231731.632
muddy (not washed)62.138826.825
cryptic (not straightforward)61.922731.5369
real (not philosophical)61.989629.7255
wooden (not plastic)61.8103931.032
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.562230.1394
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.546828.4305
efficient (not overprepared)61.499635.134
receiving (not giving)61.450430.846
wise (not foolish)61.181929.0360
🤫 (not 🤔)61.129536.662
concise (not long-winded)61.156632.628
Russian (not French)60.836729.524
chosen one (not everyman)60.873731.731
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)60.754030.430
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.6115032.461
monotone (not expressive)60.641026.320
stingy (not generous)60.550129.329
🤖 (not 👻)60.156634.461
attentive (not interrupting)60.173233.535
proactive (not reactive)60.136029.831
technophile (not luddite)60.055529.8338
punchable (not loveable)60.047830.536
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.850135.671
work-first (not family-first)59.675332.8375
📈 (not 📉)59.5104632.576
practical (not imaginative)59.4100032.2414
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.393731.236
English (not German)58.9154631.526
lost (not enlightened)58.976436.328
🐮 (not 🐷)58.782431.988
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)58.763631.438
thrifty (not extravagant)58.776029.131
🥶 (not 🥵)58.651433.829
emotional (not unemotional)58.6122236.423
basic (not hipster)58.591730.1324
animalistic (not human)58.534528.7367
literal (not metaphorical)58.498330.4376
non-gamer (not gamer)58.4100438.337
dispassionate (not romantic)58.337130.733
protagonist (not antagonist)58.3129032.737
soulless (not soulful)58.134831.162
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.968234.9132
hard-work (not natural-talent)57.9105331.545
privileged (not oppressed)57.8113028.130
winter (not summer)57.874735.421
rude (not respectful)57.759128.7392
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.781030.4363
prudish (not flirtatious)57.465630.521
sarcastic (not genuine)56.974531.3380
sage (not whippersnapper)56.767827.643
high standards (not desperate)56.7104939.049
frugal (not lavish)56.690530.5362
scruffy (not manicured)56.662029.8317
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.536135.5280
sexist (not feminist)56.248924.398
🐒 (not 🐩)56.271132.849
anxious (not calm)56.0104230.3386
geriatric (not vibrant)56.039330.132
realist (not idealist)55.886435.575
cultured (not rustic)55.7108934.021
punk rock (not preppy)55.670930.236
chic (not cheesy)55.675826.421
unpatriotic (not patriotic)55.534730.351
cautious (not impulsive)55.484032.3393
repulsive (not attractive)55.437025.1370
minimalist (not pack rat)55.489931.551
epic (not deep)55.477435.634
avant-garde (not classical)55.164931.343
shy (not playful)54.842426.0357
varied (not repetitive)54.852632.0132
clean (not perverted)54.8123632.929
disreputable (not prestigious)54.755732.4274
tasteful (not lewd)54.5124427.8332
nonpolitical (not political)54.566833.3373
slovenly (not stylish)54.559127.5362
scholarly (not crafty)54.466430.8370
Roman (not Greek)54.380731.920
bold (not serious)54.299232.6368
ugly (not beautiful)54.231324.064
🧐 (not 😎)54.180237.672
realistic (not fantastical)54.1106733.643
brave (not careful)54.0120831.0380
ironic (not profound)53.987834.241
never cries (not often crying)53.9105330.726
rural (not urban)53.848229.8113
😬 (not 😏)53.868133.772
😊 (not 🤣)53.8117130.263
rugged (not refined)53.578428.8391
modest (not flamboyant)53.5101932.0420
indulgent (not sober)53.597236.6393
off-key (not musical)53.5100132.428
orderly (not chaotic)53.498335.0375
consistent (not variable)53.3116137.841
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)53.2131325.585
deranged (not reasonable)53.175032.462
fresh (not stinky)53.0132630.3124
close-minded (not open-minded)52.768331.8341
multicolored (not monochrome)52.689335.745
ludicrous (not sensible)52.572230.1394
linear (not circular)52.492931.825
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.397932.8112
disarming (not creepy)52.1143726.4117
unlucky (not fortunate)52.0103430.3381
head@clouds (not down2earth)51.986232.5341
historical (not modern)51.982029.7261
exuberant (not subdued)51.9115533.232
doer (not thinker)51.9132136.835
charming (not awkward)51.8125928.1356
transient (not permanent)51.875834.2113
kinky (not vanilla)51.796529.8327
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.590631.8323
liberal (not conservative)51.3128230.880
🧕 (not 💃)51.064132.6112
still (not twitchy)50.176832.349
thick (not thin)50.875227.3229
dog person (not cat person)50.3101338.231
Swedish (not Italian)50.694833.321

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 (0.845)
  2. Kaz Brekker (0.839)
  3. Rowan Pope (0.832)
  4. Magneto (0.828)
  5. Silco (0.822)
  6. Man in Black (0.817)
  7. Light Yagami (0.815)
  8. Annalise Keating (0.813)
  9. Thomas Shelby (0.809)
  10. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.808)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.641)
  2. Karen Smith (-0.608)
  3. Flounder (-0.597)
  4. Josh Chan (-0.583)
  5. Rex (-0.564)
  6. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.559)
  7. Kevin Malone (-0.552)
  8. Mayuri Shiina (-0.542)
  9. Lenny (-0.542)
  10. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.54)

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

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
INTJ60.9%8827
ENTJ60.7%2286
ESTJ58.5%547
ISTJ57.5%1475
ENTP56.7%5934
INTP55.4%11992
ESTP55.2%765
ISTP54.8%1950
ENFJ49.1%3842
INFJ49.0%12519
ESFJ46.9%592
ISFJ45.6%1602
ESFP45.5%1202
ENFP45.5%10817
ISFP44.9%1998
INFP44.9%23344

Notes

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