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Gus Fring Personality Statistics

Gus Fring 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
self-disciplined (not disorganized)96.0108.8379
diligent (not lazy)95.7238.1375
driven (not unambitious)94.54812.0348
tactful (not indiscreet)94.2110.144
coordinated (not clumsy)94.11810.3402
high IQ (not low IQ)94.1688.6369
workaholic (not slacker)94.03912.454
scheduled (not spontaneous)93.71110.2357
strict (not lenient)93.4219.5379
serious (not playful)93.31411.5344
competent (not incompetent)93.35512.9402
neat (not messy)93.21811.6253
perceptive (not unobservant)93.14711.828
deliberate (not spontaneous)93.1913.3399
guarded (not open)93.01410.3357
confidential (not gossiping)92.81213.7341
captain (not first-mate)92.53513.3358
master (not apprentice)92.34210.3116
rich (not poor)92.09112.3365
studious (not goof-off)92.04010.767
hard (not soft)91.82611.1373
secretive (not open-book)91.72920.822
manicured (not scruffy)91.48214.7348
dominant (not submissive)91.38815.1370
armoured (not vulnerable)91.21112.9367
eloquent (not unpolished)91.23213.0365
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.1729.517
reserved (not chatty)90.82013.6364
persistent (not quitter)90.819712.952
decisive (not hesitant)90.73215.3367
authoritarian (not democratic)90.23617.0362
mature (not juvenile)90.23515.749
🤐 (not 😜)90.2113.564
intellectual (not physical)90.06613.3355
pro (not noob)89.912515.468
intense (not lighthearted)89.97214.123
vengeful (not forgiving)89.87216.1339
tight (not loose)89.63215.328
private (not gregarious)89.41515.5356
genius (not dunce)89.36012.5426
hard (not soft)89.23813.646
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)89.211223.221
methodical (not astonishing)89.1717.8349
alpha (not beta)89.111617.3343
precise (not vague)89.03719.1241
confident (not insecure)88.86718.0388
cold (not warm)88.84615.3371
work-first (not family-first)88.86515.3339
logical (not emotional)88.41617.0376
street-smart (not sheltered)88.49118.3297
resourceful (not helpless)88.316514.749
🧠 (not 💪)88.19617.678
go-getter (not slugabed)88.010014.046
suspicious (not trusting)87.98917.2371
bookish (not sporty)87.912913.0356
rational (not whimsical)87.92917.5370
formal (not intimate)87.92617.788
alert (not oblivious)87.77120.065
presidential (not folksy)87.72919.030
😈 (not 😇)87.67318.156
assertive (not passive)87.312518.5353
cautious (not impulsive)87.21619.4376
stoic (not expressive)87.11819.6380
quiet (not loud)87.13215.4378
worldly (not innocent)87.18113.8360
orderly (not chaotic)86.75222.1370
demonic (not angelic)86.66215.0376
works hard (not plays hard)86.47623.7374
bossy (not meek)86.417718.6323
believable (not poorly-written)86.35716.020
suspicious (not awkward)85.86117.1377
cruel (not kind)85.76715.9408
ferocious (not pacifist)85.512720.3389
mighty (not puny)85.512117.2356
rigid (not flexible)85.45718.5341
active (not slothful)85.023019.1388
no-nonsense (not dramatic)85.02923.7108
villainous (not heroic)84.96518.8412
competitive (not cooperative)84.921220.2356
independent (not codependent)84.812323.1335
scientific (not artistic)84.69917.3354
valedictorian (not drop out)84.521118.353
calm (not anxious)84.42821.8365
deviant (not average)84.39818.6250
industrial (not domestic)84.32312.850
wise (not foolish)83.98917.4376
bold (not shy)83.843022.5376
builder (not explorer)83.81217.4350
narcissistic (not low self esteem)83.815921.129
humorless (not funny)83.64019.5351
refined (not rugged)83.211223.1377
mysterious (not unambiguous)83.16821.5310
self-assured (not self-conscious)83.112124.5362
🤑 (not 🤠)82.98521.265
sturdy (not flimsy)82.918015.418
bitter (not sweet)82.412418.0349
specialist (not generalist)82.04023.034
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.99223.5336
cunning (not honorable)81.712723.1420
resolute (not wavering)81.712123.652
nerd (not jock)81.522518.7343
soulless (not soulful)80.97221.140
consistent (not variable)80.87225.630
complicated (not simple)80.819324.3332
hoarder (not unprepared)80.83714.6257
judgemental (not accepting)80.717222.0248
important (not irrelevant)80.740423.797
practical (not imaginative)80.415523.1399
interesting (not tiresome)79.721321.0332
direct (not roundabout)79.623425.2339
highbrow (not lowbrow)79.610923.8315
sober (not indulgent)79.54526.5367
linear (not circular)79.52326.117
reasoned (not instinctual)79.33926.5355
dry (not moist)79.35824.924
utilitarian (not decorative)79.211419.737
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.223120.117
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.18726.0398
debased (not pure)78.916524.2343
mathematical (not literary)78.96123.0314
poisonous (not nurturing)78.914922.293
skeptical (not spiritual)78.726823.5365
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.716522.6229
realist (not idealist)78.78624.867
🙃 (not 🥰)78.611025.881
careful (not brave)78.43824.3398
respectful (not rude)77.924623.8335
egalitarian (not racist)77.756019.252
🎩 (not 🧢)77.425828.445
stylish (not slovenly)77.228726.4342
selfish (not altruistic)76.821524.5380
mad (not glad)76.819726.747
extraordinary (not mundane)76.833224.9370
ranged (not melee)76.63832.021
charming (not trusting)76.515622.6351
offended (not chill)76.422424.325
extreme (not moderate)76.336826.3350
obsessed (not aloof)75.922029.4360
hunter (not gatherer)75.628030.923
emancipated (not enslaved)75.624226.0345
empirical (not theoretical)75.54127.2363
outlaw (not sheriff)75.525929.9362
🧐 (not 😎)75.512630.068
gloomy (not sunny)75.423424.325
libertarian (not socialist)75.26126.3305
👽 (not 🤡)74.811226.753
salacious (not wholesome)74.820925.048
enlightened (not lost)74.712727.524
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)74.79028.815
high-tech (not low-tech)74.619323.0348
modest (not flamboyant)74.523728.2357
angry (not good-humored)74.514521.2358
frenzied (not sleepy)74.438422.827
tasteful (not lewd)74.327326.9339
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.245021.773
concrete (not abstract)74.117530.274
tense (not relaxed)73.951227.9378
🤫 (not 🤔)73.81831.754
introspective (not not introspective)73.722725.081
resistant (not resigned)73.633828.1358
serious (not bold)73.510930.6364
legit (not scrub)73.448226.874
introvert (not extrovert)73.313626.3352
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.215826.995
💔 (not 💝)73.217424.372
focused on the future (not focused on the present)73.08724.9401
individualist (not communal)73.028727.544
slow-talking (not fast-talking)73.08027.422
unfixable (not fixable)73.013425.423
quarrelsome (not warm)72.733824.6406
sorrowful (not cheery)72.627821.4351
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.554928.5382
deep (not shallow)72.131929.082
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.922331.655
reclusive (not social)71.320327.487
child free (not pronatalist)71.231130.6273
🧗 (not 🛌)71.237830.593
smooth (not rough)70.520131.6379
masculine (not feminine)70.350221.5367
fresh (not stinky)70.251031.799
arcane (not mainstream)70.126526.9316
sensible (not ludicrous)70.136131.5360
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.950330.758
old (not young)69.726414.1393
chaste (not lustful)69.516127.7311
urban (not rural)69.549025.382
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)69.518231.345
cannibal (not vegan)69.528428.218
charming (not awkward)69.345029.5384
healthy (not sickly)69.358028.9326
🧕 (not 💃)69.28031.278
cool (not dorky)69.236229.856
sage (not whippersnapper)68.918226.325
objective (not subjective)68.99934.635
miserable (not joyful)68.539726.356
conservative (not liberal)68.418127.351
sad (not happy)68.437719.6338
spicy (not mild)68.348328.7370
dispassionate (not romantic)68.312129.220
political (not nonpolitical)68.135831.2333
🦇 (not 🐿)67.826132.439
📈 (not 📉)67.836933.681
proper (not scandalous)67.734032.4285
factual (not poetic)67.734128.829
🤖 (not 👻)67.423034.142
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.330329.7320
😊 (not 🤣)67.340723.649
stable (not moody)66.814430.8397
🐴 (not 🦄)66.835132.963
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.738433.149
frugal (not lavish)66.536329.0326
technophile (not luddite)66.425325.3315
punchable (not loveable)66.225028.220
animalistic (not human)66.014429.2387
prestigious (not disreputable)66.050331.9258
fast (not slow)65.861430.1371
permanent (not transient)65.633232.292
🥴 (not 🥳)65.531926.049
corporate (not freelance)65.329938.123
genuine (not sarcastic)64.939231.3344
subdued (not exuberant)64.919233.623
🐩 (not 🐒)64.839734.755
arrogant (not humble)64.751430.1369
thin (not thick)64.545529.9237
inspiring (not cringeworthy)64.545130.147
patient (not impatient)63.725536.0125
fortunate (not unlucky)63.628927.1356
rebellious (not obedient)63.558532.5360
atheist (not theist)63.547228.547
basic (not hipster)63.250828.9311
creepy (not disarming)63.219830.5108
😭 (not 😀)63.132328.065
close-minded (not open-minded)62.826829.4321
Italian (not Swedish)62.540829.521
involved (not remote)62.473232.6345
gendered (not androgynous)62.4101332.4113
chortling (not giggling)62.257129.911
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.044230.0358
pretentious (not unassuming)61.951833.654
musical (not off-key)61.631324.620
efficient (not overprepared)61.666439.732
weird (not normal)61.557629.7375
creative (not conventional)61.249532.4382
privileged (not oppressed)61.270727.628
minimalist (not pack rat)60.842834.344
cryptic (not straightforward)60.717534.1370
repetitive (not varied)60.751033.5108
metrosexual (not macho)60.758529.518
preppy (not punk rock)60.660334.219
bright (not depressed)60.246628.7342
monastic (not hedonist)60.223831.130
tailor (not blacksmith)60.265131.617
shy (not playful)60.018524.6323
unpatriotic (not patriotic)60.013031.060
backdoor (not official)59.353235.9318
🐐 (not 🦒)59.363231.687
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.936931.1368
western (not eastern)58.766131.880
self-improving (not self-destructive)58.741336.427
English (not German)58.6100032.225
traitorous (not loyal)58.422532.3345
biased (not impartial)58.383732.7321
classical (not avant-garde)58.357334.242
deranged (not reasonable)57.941632.453
purple (not orange)57.843233.6279
compersive (not jealous)57.846130.6268
feisty (not gracious)57.880831.7352
complimentary (not insulting)57.855528.649
reliable (not experimental)57.460035.722
literal (not metaphorical)57.369331.8362
cosmopolitan (not provincial)57.252931.5288
tall (not short)56.964025.4341
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.753528.8325
traumatized (not flourishing)56.772935.515
🤺 (not 🏌)56.588633.855
insider (not outsider)56.144336.6227
Russian (not French)55.735028.418
mischievous (not well behaved)55.670236.4331
heathen (not devout)55.645332.2324
vain (not demure)55.659631.1333
leisurely (not hurried)55.442731.3298
crazy (not sane)55.458534.962
open to new experinces (not uncreative)55.388531.5337
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.357933.181
wild (not tame)54.372931.8298
equitable (not hypocritical)54.363334.044
politically correct (not edgy)54.145932.6364
real (not philosophical)54.084733.2245
zany (not regular)53.969633.044
Roman (not Greek)53.953332.614
civilized (not barbaric)53.886533.0359
neurotypical (not autistic)53.7105530.8355
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.635932.622
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.537436.4276
statist (not anarchist)53.463134.492
scholarly (not crafty)53.347434.2334
nihilist (not existentialist)53.236729.533
🐮 (not 🐷)53.273233.599
trash (not treasure)53.024633.067
modern (not historical)52.870130.0213
triggered (not trolling)52.485636.922
morning lark (not night owl)52.246133.8246
monochrome (not multicolored)52.261834.253
geriatric (not vibrant)52.230931.717
kinky (not vanilla)51.864332.3322
sexist (not feminist)51.839726.074
straight (not queer)51.7105232.5109
💩 (not 🌟)51.731335.547
attractive (not repulsive)51.497828.1341
😬 (not 😏)51.353935.465
beautiful (not ugly)51.2103131.667
unorthodox (not traditional)50.972532.550
🐀 (not 🐘)50.961840.1105
apathetic (not curious)50.829833.6318
👟 (not 🥾)50.666434.759

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Carolyn Martens (0.878)
  2. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (0.878)
  3. Mr. Saito (0.86)
  4. Michael Corleone (0.856)
  5. Dr. Harry Wells (0.85)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.733)
  2. Denny (-0.686)
  3. Rex (-0.682)
  4. Ling (-0.667)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.663)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.72)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.66)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.56)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.46)
  5. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.45)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.44)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.42)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.39)
  9. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.34)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.23)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.23)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.2)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.2)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.16)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.16)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.15)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.15)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.06)
  19. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.06)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.07)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.11)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.15)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.2)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.33)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.34)


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