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Jesse Pinkman Personality Statistics

Jesse Pinkman 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. 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
punk rock (not preppy)91.2327.816
important (not irrelevant)91.18015.0126
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.08116.726
scruffy (not manicured)89.04212.3347
messy (not neat)88.83011.5283
outlaw (not sheriff)88.46415.6385
traumatized (not flourishing)88.42213.925
spontaneous (not scheduled)88.06513.4363
night owl (not morning lark)87.85312.9292
chaotic (not orderly)87.77212.7417
indulgent (not sober)86.66515.3327
believable (not poorly-written)86.65018.431
backdoor (not official)86.64317.9331
crafty (not scholarly)86.33413.4381
emotional (not logical)85.95812.9372
moody (not stable)85.911214.5358
scandalous (not proper)85.68615.7285
self-destructive (not self-improving)85.46416.321
rugged (not refined)85.35915.7405
edgy (not politically correct)85.37016.3392
straight (not queer)85.318119.1111
😎 (not 🧐)85.37116.363
anxious (not calm)84.97312.6388
street-smart (not sheltered)84.816918.7280
unpolished (not eloquent)84.53417.5343
first-mate (not captain)84.48519.4350
mischievous (not well behaved)84.122819.9365
impulsive (not cautious)84.013017.8409
disorganized (not self-disciplined)83.75017.4351
drop out (not valedictorian)83.75423.560
variable (not consistent)83.3917.019
young (not old)83.117013.7356
instinctual (not reasoned)82.97516.6369
spontaneous (not deliberate)82.65917.7392
🧢 (not 🎩)82.210626.044
modern (not historical)82.27216.3245
wild (not tame)82.121217.4298
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)81.910124.5366
freelance (not corporate)81.518822.624
lowbrow (not highbrow)81.11520.0360
lenient (not strict)81.07916.8387
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.95525.3320
impatient (not patient)80.821020.7113
romantic (not dispassionate)80.820611.924
sad (not happy)80.79417.4368
gendered (not androgynous)80.543925.4101
soulful (not soulless)80.233819.953
nonpolitical (not political)79.92922.2345
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)78.924522.2368
unorthodox (not traditional)78.818919.548
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)78.417421.358
🐒 (not 🐩)78.47418.848
deviant (not average)78.222918.9254
expressive (not stoic)78.022123.9364
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.930321.8371
miserable (not joyful)77.816721.666
loyal (not traitorous)77.656622.3407
feisty (not gracious)77.432720.7341
interesting (not tiresome)77.227922.2359
rough (not smooth)77.212219.8371
loveable (not punchable)77.123420.420
unprepared (not hoarder)77.03518.8275
anarchist (not statist)76.911522.2104
overspender (not penny-pincher)76.712623.681
egalitarian (not racist)76.759323.457
liberal (not conservative)76.620023.061
tense (not relaxed)76.542821.3409
goof-off (not studious)76.515121.666
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.322725.020
funny (not humorless)76.225422.3380
focused on the present (not focused on the future)76.16125.2357
extreme (not moderate)75.938321.7365
folksy (not presidential)75.815816.518
loud (not quiet)75.829624.2363
unlucky (not fortunate)75.713526.0423
masculine (not feminine)75.639319.6366
disreputable (not prestigious)75.410022.6273
💃 (not 🧕)75.430524.6100
lost (not enlightened)75.313728.226
sorrowful (not cheery)75.320721.4407
bold (not shy)75.270021.9382
codependent (not independent)74.912225.8325
🤺 (not 🏌)74.739127.269
kind (not cruel)74.549018.4399
rebellious (not obedient)74.538225.7367
real (not philosophical)74.319624.2246
depressed (not bright)74.210722.1373
mad (not glad)74.225921.160
creative (not conventional)73.725022.9362
slacker (not workaholic)73.69920.667
intimate (not formal)73.416223.295
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.425625.2119
lewd (not tasteful)73.211923.5379
lustful (not chaste)73.029321.7398
spicy (not mild)73.038722.1363
multicolored (not monochrome)72.719224.137
atheist (not theist)72.427523.953
hedonist (not monastic)72.416123.634
sporty (not bookish)72.322220.7373
clumsy (not coordinated)72.316221.8344
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.255725.0397
brave (not careful)71.836321.0403
subjective (not objective)71.85128.349
astonishing (not methodical)71.711523.0319
urban (not rural)71.743229.1111
juvenile (not mature)71.724120.659
attractive (not repulsive)71.557823.1397
whimsical (not rational)71.521021.0377
beautiful (not ugly)71.567624.158
foolish (not wise)71.417420.0413
outsider (not insider)71.420426.4258
straightforward (not cryptic)71.433526.7372
bold (not serious)71.229623.7371
moist (not dry)71.112722.823
low self esteem (not narcissistic)71.112725.417
physical (not intellectual)71.017622.5387
triggered (not trolling)70.726323.923
oppressed (not privileged)70.714128.316
cool (not dorky)70.533627.060
playful (not shy)70.454322.8330
vibrant (not geriatric)70.245828.023
biased (not impartial)70.141924.6349
flexible (not rigid)70.115224.8378
avant-garde (not classical)70.016224.347
zany (not regular)70.034522.654
🌟 (not 💩)69.861629.452
rude (not respectful)69.524223.5406
🐐 (not 🦒)69.521828.273
transient (not permanent)69.39527.8109
whippersnapper (not sage)69.219224.920
ludicrous (not sensible)69.122925.8415
😜 (not 🤐)68.829429.258
complicated (not simple)68.749430.1391
apprentice (not master)68.718827.9120
vulnerable (not armoured)68.517525.8421
beta (not alpha)68.523526.1360
western (not eastern)68.325128.788
👻 (not 🤖)68.323531.367
insecure (not confident)68.213325.3353
enslaved (not emancipated)68.27626.5327
vague (not precise)68.29723.9264
neurotypical (not autistic)68.163525.1331
deep (not shallow)68.040225.060
slovenly (not stylish)67.916925.1359
English (not German)67.869431.528
artistic (not scientific)67.731124.4339
heathen (not devout)67.622527.7358
sensitive (not thick-skinned)67.626625.0428
democratic (not authoritarian)67.533228.8349
sickly (not healthy)67.412123.1388
short (not tall)67.325818.8345
unpatriotic (not patriotic)67.25427.246
imaginative (not practical)67.122325.9375
efficient (not overprepared)67.144228.013
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.020726.6328
skeptical (not spiritual)66.962328.0342
poor (not rich)66.926026.4349
open-minded (not close-minded)66.939424.5330
lavish (not frugal)66.831128.6367
weird (not normal)66.745522.1378
treasure (not trash)66.778332.682
💪 (not 🧠)66.718727.978
child free (not pronatalist)66.646129.9346
gloomy (not sunny)66.641517.617
stuttering (not rhythmic)66.512727.826
involved (not remote)66.359826.6358
extraordinary (not mundane)66.359125.2365
accepting (not judgemental)65.732427.2253
chatty (not reserved)65.643527.4381
submissive (not dominant)65.523024.9366
plays hard (not works hard)65.523624.1358
off-key (not musical)65.530529.821
quarrelsome (not warm)65.248327.5380
fast (not slow)65.162627.0372
guarded (not open)65.070327.7411
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.964927.561
warm (not cold)64.846625.2363
disarming (not creepy)64.665823.4113
hesitant (not decisive)64.316425.5396
suspicious (not awkward)64.260225.3356
human (not animalistic)64.271129.5374
crazy (not sane)64.241128.048
circular (not linear)64.222928.918
thin (not thick)64.146727.0240
loose (not tight)64.122227.725
head@clouds (not down2earth)64.034029.2397
poetic (not factual)63.827229.025
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.756626.2243
abstract (not concrete)63.726830.870
flamboyant (not modest)63.640127.4408
kinky (not vanilla)63.639826.0343
unassuming (not pretentious)63.523130.979
experimental (not reliable)63.534127.120
debased (not pure)63.240328.2365
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.916528.4367
explorer (not builder)62.939528.5315
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)62.943332.978
😭 (not 😀)62.833129.857
barbaric (not civilized)62.624223.4378
frenzied (not sleepy)62.485731.830
resistant (not resigned)62.275929.2396
utilitarian (not decorative)62.258529.050
👟 (not 🥾)62.241038.254
exuberant (not subdued)62.254034.520
wavering (not resolute)62.112130.769
meek (not bossy)62.022922.3406
stinky (not fresh)62.022328.5128
heroic (not villainous)61.578023.1411
idealist (not realist)61.438431.960
orange (not purple)61.233330.8288
literal (not metaphorical)61.155829.7348
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.173727.935
deranged (not reasonable)61.036031.460
persistent (not quitter)61.0116429.753
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.950933.552
pessimistic (not optimistic)60.444329.6325
cannibal (not vegan)60.445127.029
confidential (not gossiping)60.370129.2353
🤣 (not 😊)60.232930.158
worldly (not innocent)59.877827.7375
blacksmith (not tailor)59.832432.020
playful (not serious)59.735727.3364
flimsy (not sturdy)59.724322.322
Russian (not French)59.627029.323
intense (not lighthearted)59.475830.519
fixable (not unfixable)59.259133.226
charming (not awkward)58.867026.9398
equitable (not hypocritical)58.853527.759
introspective (not not introspective)58.867730.194
🐿 (not 🦇)58.856833.944
empirical (not theoretical)58.549631.9374
🛌 (not 🧗)58.529333.597
hipster (not basic)58.029927.9328
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.050730.292
arrogant (not humble)57.962828.1359
specialist (not generalist)57.962728.041
insulting (not complimentary)57.947529.546
perceptive (not unobservant)57.997226.631
😏 (not 😬)57.755534.165
lazy (not diligent)57.512226.0349
literary (not mathematical)57.565326.1328
curious (not apathetic)57.483629.5364
direct (not roundabout)57.381130.2339
arcane (not mainstream)57.057529.2372
macho (not metrosexual)56.937627.525
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.850032.121
libertarian (not socialist)56.557632.3315
extrovert (not introvert)56.566830.1346
reclusive (not social)56.545529.6114
jealous (not compersive)56.453126.2336
angry (not good-humored)56.447028.6367
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.460429.5352
🐀 (not 🐘)56.446530.185
👽 (not 🤡)56.357727.147
dunce (not genius)56.028822.9431
🤑 (not 🤠)56.043933.157
low-tech (not high-tech)55.956926.0369
bitter (not sweet)55.957426.8347
varied (not repetitive)55.930227.9121
nihilist (not existentialist)55.929826.140
gregarious (not private)55.840930.7363
vengeful (not forgiving)55.757831.0379
indiscreet (not tactful)55.630931.054
secretive (not open-book)55.575833.823
individualist (not communal)55.469231.441
chill (not offended)55.440031.321
sarcastic (not genuine)55.353130.8392
resourceful (not helpless)55.3104428.562
gatherer (not hunter)55.352730.024
alert (not oblivious)55.178327.757
🦄 (not 🐴)55.146835.851
😇 (not 😈)55.060625.870
chortling (not giggling)54.876428.827
industrial (not domestic)54.660029.461
suspicious (not trusting)54.468130.8389
honorable (not cunning)54.468329.4406
pack rat (not minimalist)54.346730.358
knowledgeable (not ignorant)54.390223.513
charming (not trusting)54.265227.8365
obsessed (not aloof)54.185329.1385
hard (not soft)54.069529.260
technophile (not luddite)53.852625.6306
🥴 (not 🥳)53.767734.163
ferocious (not pacifist)53.576929.0382
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.577529.616
vain (not demure)53.463526.2356
jock (not nerd)53.151125.8372
puny (not mighty)52.932324.1382
cringeworthy (not inspiring)52.648230.547
driven (not unambitious)52.4116928.4385
🥰 (not 🙃)52.462934.399
🐮 (not 🐷)52.477730.096
cooperative (not competitive)52.144930.6380
demonic (not angelic)52.152924.0350
passive (not assertive)52.132227.4348
competent (not incompetent)51.9102527.2382
slothful (not active)51.817827.4383
altruistic (not selfish)51.770628.9424
nurturing (not poisonous)51.778128.4105
pro (not noob)51.796130.083
go-getter (not slugabed)51.7112429.362
🤫 (not 🤔)51.543031.653
📉 (not 📈)51.533636.665
Italian (not Swedish)51.567531.019
legit (not scrub)51.4100232.299
ranged (not melee)51.477929.019
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.357230.4274
sexist (not feminist)51.340325.578
low IQ (not high IQ)51.222223.9367
Greek (not Roman)51.258531.619
hard (not soft)51.173626.2388
salacious (not wholesome)51.156231.753
hurried (not leisurely)50.278231.9375
work-first (not family-first)50.366831.7380
💝 (not 💔)50.369536.0104

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Charlie Pace (0.799)
  2. JJ (0.796)
  3. Marla Singer (0.761)
  4. Jane Margolis (0.725)
  5. Klaus Hargreeves (0.717)
  1. Henry Francis (-0.592)
  2. Ashley Wilkes (-0.549)
  3. Richard Gilmore (-0.531)
  4. Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham (-0.51)
  5. Elizabeth (-0.499)

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: ESFJ (r = 0.6)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.54)
  3. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.51)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.45)
  5. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.45)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.42)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.38)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.37)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.36)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.3)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.28)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.23)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.21)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.17)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.14)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.11)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.11)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.1)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.06)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.02)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.06)
  22. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.09)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.16)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.24)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.31)


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