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Mike Ehrmantraut Personality Statistics

Mike Ehrmantraut 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
street-smart (not sheltered)95.059.9268
confidential (not gossiping)94.8710.5352
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.3319.3357
pro (not noob)93.93611.165
competent (not incompetent)93.94210.5360
masculine (not feminine)93.63410.0356
macho (not metrosexual)93.639.517
serious (not playful)93.31311.7380
coordinated (not clumsy)92.93711.9354
diligent (not lazy)92.510710.7386
reserved (not chatty)92.5811.3412
guarded (not open)92.5259.9388
private (not gregarious)92.5812.2389
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.37511.921
stoic (not expressive)91.2414.1381
alert (not oblivious)91.02614.456
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.53816.9343
confident (not insecure)90.04414.8370
down2earth (not head@clouds)90.01115.8351
armoured (not vulnerable)89.81713.2372
resourceful (not helpless)89.811813.453
independent (not codependent)89.54317.9341
sage (not whippersnapper)89.4611.720
consistent (not variable)89.2138.819
no-nonsense (not dramatic)89.11021.0143
direct (not roundabout)89.05616.9383
tight (not loose)88.9419.917
rational (not whimsical)88.82416.0375
studious (not goof-off)88.79615.749
🤐 (not 😜)88.7417.452
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.66316.9375
calm (not anxious)88.6914.2351
gendered (not androgynous)88.69019.191
decisive (not hesitant)88.07116.7396
realist (not idealist)88.0918.155
sturdy (not flimsy)88.07615.925
wise (not foolish)87.94112.9400
secretive (not open-book)87.99318.922
methodical (not astonishing)87.81416.4366
master (not apprentice)87.813519.7107
🥾 (not 👟)87.83213.553
cautious (not impulsive)87.71216.7384
hunter (not gatherer)87.77918.924
works hard (not plays hard)87.66119.4345
mature (not juvenile)87.66317.262
mighty (not puny)87.57914.7333
logical (not emotional)87.42615.1374
straight (not queer)87.412520.8118
efficient (not overprepared)87.4320.726
modest (not flamboyant)87.31918.9356
dominant (not submissive)87.218216.2362
practical (not imaginative)87.23616.1390
believable (not poorly-written)87.24010.523
neat (not messy)87.19717.2247
old (not young)86.85614.1350
suspicious (not awkward)86.74514.9369
hard (not soft)86.68116.0354
strict (not lenient)86.58116.4394
skeptical (not spiritual)86.36117.6387
Russian (not French)86.31110.221
worldly (not innocent)86.210217.0360
quiet (not loud)86.23416.5406
persistent (not quitter)86.144414.643
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.116323.325
workaholic (not slacker)85.726415.346
high IQ (not low IQ)85.629514.1342
utilitarian (not decorative)85.42216.060
perceptive (not unobservant)85.127719.018
reclusive (not social)85.14514.4107
cool (not dorky)84.87015.747
thick-skinned (not sensitive)84.72720.2435
hard (not soft)84.710016.346
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)84.07121.5353
introvert (not extrovert)83.43717.6376
orderly (not chaotic)83.39421.1343
self-assured (not self-conscious)83.111922.4330
bold (not shy)83.046320.2375
sorrowful (not cheery)82.97115.1350
suspicious (not trusting)82.816624.9364
frugal (not lavish)82.73818.5333
resolute (not wavering)82.79522.549
important (not irrelevant)82.235219.4116
individualist (not communal)82.013719.757
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.911822.447
alpha (not beta)81.728124.0400
linear (not circular)81.71120.220
precise (not vague)81.415423.8243
chortling (not giggling)81.16323.718
reliable (not experimental)81.09922.231
loyal (not traitorous)80.747222.2325
legit (not scrub)80.622524.986
sensible (not ludicrous)80.312523.5331
sober (not indulgent)80.23923.8355
subdued (not exuberant)79.71324.723
assertive (not passive)79.636423.6379
slow-talking (not fast-talking)79.62721.926
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.69819.1371
rugged (not refined)79.013724.6354
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)78.88223.9312
compersive (not jealous)78.85918.6313
genius (not dunce)78.726816.8411
punk rock (not preppy)78.616928.223
literal (not metaphorical)78.27623.2349
interesting (not tiresome)78.125523.9363
bossy (not meek)78.040822.4362
concrete (not abstract)77.910325.161
sad (not happy)77.914216.6364
serious (not bold)77.86025.4379
rigid (not flexible)77.815723.4385
crafty (not scholarly)77.820623.0343
👽 (not 🤡)76.88621.344
🤺 (not 🏌)76.834127.159
factual (not poetic)76.716029.922
scientific (not artistic)76.622619.1352
🌟 (not 💩)76.543725.748
🧗 (not 🛌)76.528623.987
rough (not smooth)76.313225.6350
gloomy (not sunny)76.322115.617
backdoor (not official)76.217428.3300
cold (not warm)76.118924.2354
chaste (not lustful)76.07222.2327
real (not philosophical)76.015826.7246
tactful (not indiscreet)76.018930.152
treasure (not trash)75.953121.366
active (not slothful)75.856122.5357
provincial (not cosmopolitan)75.59623.3277
mad (not glad)75.423621.751
🐐 (not 🦒)75.47323.7104
deep (not shallow)75.122626.662
dry (not moist)75.111530.715
libertarian (not socialist)75.06625.5308
hoarder (not unprepared)74.912718.1223
introspective (not not introspective)74.920826.981
authoritarian (not democratic)74.821025.8329
basic (not hipster)74.622124.3319
miserable (not joyful)74.525120.162
go-getter (not slugabed)74.356524.041
driven (not unambitious)74.278625.4347
empirical (not theoretical)74.16127.1332
arcane (not mainstream)74.118224.0325
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.914326.981
ferocious (not pacifist)73.840226.0356
specialist (not generalist)73.818627.032
ranged (not melee)73.76923.419
blacksmith (not tailor)73.715625.420
enlightened (not lost)73.514625.421
bitter (not sweet)73.325623.5362
🧢 (not 🎩)73.223730.757
objective (not subjective)73.24526.950
rhythmic (not stuttering)73.143021.826
mysterious (not unambiguous)73.020029.5329
scruffy (not manicured)72.823328.4351
formal (not intimate)72.122026.496
stable (not moody)71.98129.5375
jock (not nerd)71.922821.4316
quarrelsome (not warm)71.936423.6358
classical (not avant-garde)71.722725.942
nonpolitical (not political)71.611127.8321
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.621722.319
monochrome (not multicolored)71.219429.738
minimalist (not pack rat)71.216227.540
egalitarian (not racist)71.177025.344
mathematical (not literary)71.014025.4339
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.931825.847
neurotypical (not autistic)70.853125.5332
edgy (not politically correct)70.737124.3344
historical (not modern)70.723522.5254
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.538524.4244
equitable (not hypocritical)70.524429.955
vengeful (not forgiving)70.435625.5338
🤫 (not 🤔)70.24033.750
reasonable (not deranged)69.837226.355
outlaw (not sheriff)69.636829.5387
builder (not explorer)69.520025.2282
demure (not vain)69.420525.9332
night owl (not morning lark)69.141428.2225
deviant (not average)68.844024.5255
intense (not lighthearted)68.756624.719
depressed (not bright)68.619324.6329
insulting (not complimentary)68.629623.839
thick (not thin)68.121922.6206
dispassionate (not romantic)68.012627.223
apathetic (not curious)67.96727.9346
geriatric (not vibrant)67.98826.218
🐴 (not 🦄)67.733135.240
industrial (not domestic)67.625626.537
reasoned (not instinctual)67.520031.3371
🦇 (not 🐿)67.427234.441
angry (not good-humored)67.326325.2361
freelance (not corporate)67.046534.418
🤠 (not 🤑)66.943229.654
humorless (not funny)66.821129.1380
atheist (not theist)66.741028.052
straightforward (not cryptic)66.551434.7354
extraordinary (not mundane)66.459529.1346
luddite (not technophile)66.426225.8289
🥴 (not 🥳)66.330625.444
🧕 (not 💃)65.814329.391
Roman (not Greek)65.420029.925
🐮 (not 🐷)65.124228.870
leisurely (not hurried)65.022725.6315
low-tech (not high-tech)64.839627.6336
western (not eastern)64.840231.981
traumatized (not flourishing)64.254029.721
📈 (not 📉)64.151429.639
judgemental (not accepting)64.044729.5246
impartial (not biased)63.85429.5339
feisty (not gracious)63.866927.9352
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.827534.745
debased (not pure)63.639828.8324
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)63.429030.7358
conservative (not liberal)63.224530.066
fresh (not stinky)62.569232.090
patient (not impatient)62.427532.6120
demonic (not angelic)62.333922.6352
shy (not playful)62.315923.8364
🙃 (not 🥰)62.336829.985
😈 (not 😇)62.243624.263
slovenly (not stylish)62.126326.1305
nihilist (not existentialist)62.117330.247
obedient (not rebellious)61.731029.1353
close-minded (not open-minded)61.729526.2339
orange (not purple)61.333227.9279
respectful (not rude)61.157628.0367
lowbrow (not highbrow)61.122528.0338
😊 (not 🤣)61.058627.655
emancipated (not enslaved)60.968827.6319
🤖 (not 👻)60.737732.145
humble (not arrogant)60.637729.5337
cannibal (not vegan)60.645532.721
off-key (not musical)60.345927.221
loveable (not punchable)60.363133.328
tasteful (not lewd)60.167128.1347
🐘 (not 🐀)60.141234.083
unassuming (not pretentious)59.830730.955
tense (not relaxed)59.291232.6376
repulsive (not attractive)59.222324.6391
first-mate (not captain)59.153537.0342
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)59.026130.448
careful (not brave)58.827531.3360
rich (not poor)58.765123.1320
healthy (not sickly)58.585325.9357
presidential (not folksy)58.556328.618
short (not tall)58.441225.1314
pronatalist (not child free)58.429730.3292
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.483029.553
spicy (not mild)58.370731.2334
Swedish (not Italian)58.339033.019
uncreative (not open to new experinces)58.223231.7350
ugly (not beautiful)58.218829.460
unlucky (not fortunate)57.851027.0304
repetitive (not varied)57.662233.698
proper (not scandalous)57.453231.8303
extreme (not moderate)57.374331.1366
rural (not urban)57.328929.682
🐒 (not 🐩)56.948336.563
complicated (not simple)56.778034.4415
😭 (not 😀)56.550528.560
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.451831.5349
physical (not intellectual)56.339028.7355
anarchist (not statist)56.048730.979
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)55.933030.460
sarcastic (not genuine)55.853232.3340
German (not English)55.810230.625
privileged (not oppressed)55.881024.219
self-improving (not self-destructive)55.747629.618
conventional (not creative)55.447432.7366
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.499129.3356
outsider (not insider)55.459336.7280
permanent (not transient)55.364032.492
charming (not awkward)55.275725.9345
remote (not involved)55.218232.3314
vanilla (not kinky)54.956731.6296
resistant (not resigned)54.9101333.1370
prestigious (not disreputable)54.976731.3256
regular (not zany)54.942531.751
narcissistic (not low self esteem)54.874422.429
family-first (not work-first)54.759033.6332
fast (not slow)54.588528.9360
cruel (not kind)54.532223.5334
feminist (not sexist)54.582328.871
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.453032.724
😎 (not 🧐)54.364137.754
sane (not crazy)54.255630.459
sporty (not bookish)54.145728.1322
heroic (not villainous)54.092225.1355
altruistic (not selfish)53.967728.3335
honorable (not cunning)53.870132.5386
unpolished (not eloquent)53.846132.2357
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.655034.585
aloof (not obsessed)53.525631.0358
unfixable (not fixable)53.243333.225
devout (not heathen)52.968529.2317
barbaric (not civilized)52.837628.1361
wholesome (not salacious)52.871134.652
valedictorian (not drop out)52.884232.046
🧠 (not 💪)52.887731.074
human (not animalistic)52.792828.7364
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.744533.6235
triggered (not trolling)52.786533.912
trusting (not charming)52.552428.0319
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)52.365733.081
normal (not weird)51.948528.1389
mischievous (not well behaved)51.976733.2364
💔 (not 💝)51.958734.993
monastic (not hedonist)51.849927.636
traditional (not unorthodox)51.555334.350
poisonous (not nurturing)51.250725.993
tame (not wild)51.150931.3278
chill (not offended)51.050935.120
disarming (not creepy)50.996429.7104
😏 (not 😬)50.975333.053
soulful (not soulless)50.399530.047
frenzied (not sleepy)50.3115628.220
cooperative (not competitive)50.447432.6347

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ron Swanson (0.863)
  2. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (0.849)
  3. Harry Morgan (0.841)
  4. Jet Black (0.819)
  5. Nick Fury (0.818)
  1. Tobias Funke (-0.654)
  2. Karen Smith (-0.652)
  3. Andy Bernard (-0.637)
  4. Denny (-0.632)
  5. Midge Pinciotti (-0.63)

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: ESFP (r = 0.85)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.84)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.82)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.81)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.72)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.65)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.58)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.54)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.53)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.48)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.4)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.37)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.34)
  14. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.24)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.23)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.18)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.17)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.15)
  19. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.04)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.0)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.05)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.05)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.18)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.3)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.42)


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