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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
badass (not weakass)94.74713.730
confidential (not gossiping)94.5411.2353
street-smart (not sheltered)94.4710.9269
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.3399.4351
masculine (not feminine)93.8459.8371
competent (not incompetent)93.75211.2360
serious (not playful)93.41411.7384
never cries (not often crying)93.4129.716
coordinated (not clumsy)93.03812.0353
private (not gregarious)92.71111.6386
diligent (not lazy)92.512810.7382
guarded (not open)92.52510.2390
reserved (not chatty)92.31711.4413
pro (not noob)92.37314.875
macho (not metrosexual)91.8711.121
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.87311.126
stoic (not expressive)91.0614.2372
resourceful (not helpless)90.511013.157
vintage (not trendy)90.4188.534
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.33916.9341
alert (not oblivious)90.04115.864
armoured (not vulnerable)89.92113.0380
confident (not insecure)89.95715.1378
down2earth (not head@clouds)89.81016.0359
independent (not codependent)89.84718.0343
tight (not loose)89.6319.928
pointed (not random)89.55116.522
still (not twitchy)89.3616.828
on-time (not tardy)89.310914.237
hunter (not gatherer)89.16517.129
realist (not idealist)89.0717.361
rational (not whimsical)88.92016.0366
direct (not roundabout)88.85817.2382
realistic (not fantastical)88.71812.035
no-nonsense (not dramatic)88.61821.4149
gendered (not androgynous)88.69218.897
sturdy (not flimsy)88.56415.734
secretive (not open-book)88.59718.441
master (not apprentice)88.415319.2113
mature (not juvenile)88.46616.571
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.37217.4368
calm (not anxious)88.31215.3349
decisive (not hesitant)88.28016.5383
works hard (not plays hard)88.16219.1332
believable (not poorly-written)88.02210.125
wise (not foolish)87.95013.4394
cautious (not impulsive)87.41717.0381
practical (not imaginative)87.44416.0392
methodical (not astonishing)87.41817.4364
logical (not emotional)87.33015.3376
mighty (not puny)87.39915.2333
neat (not messy)87.310716.9246
studious (not goof-off)87.314417.662
dominant (not submissive)87.221716.0372
persistent (not quitter)87.246614.350
🤐 (not 😜)87.21319.657
modest (not flamboyant)86.92019.0361
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.917821.530
old (not young)86.86414.3352
hard (not soft)86.68716.1357
🥾 (not 👟)86.55316.154
quiet (not loud)86.44116.3408
strict (not lenient)86.39716.3403
straight (not queer)86.315821.9125
suspicious (not awkward)86.25115.5368
skeptical (not spiritual)86.18117.9386
worldly (not innocent)86.011716.9358
high IQ (not low IQ)85.736014.2340
reclusive (not social)85.55414.2112
factual (not exaggerating)85.24920.229
utilitarian (not decorative)85.12616.563
consistent (not variable)85.13315.325
hard (not soft)85.012115.751
stubborn (not accommodating)84.825214.228
workaholic (not slacker)84.736218.554
Russian (not French)84.61712.827
thick-skinned (not sensitive)84.42520.6428
cool (not dorky)84.49015.856
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)84.17321.7351
opinionated (not jealous)84.16211.616
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)84.09921.455
sage (not whippersnapper)83.61722.228
introvert (not extrovert)83.55417.3371
resolute (not wavering)83.311223.257
sorrowful (not cheery)83.28015.3362
frugal (not lavish)83.23318.3331
important (not irrelevant)83.238317.6118
bold (not shy)83.156720.5376
orderly (not chaotic)83.012421.8342
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.812723.2325
subdued (not exuberant)82.8620.628
reliable (not experimental)82.79421.535
stoic (not hypochondriac)82.75419.219
linear (not circular)82.6918.325
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.617313.512
efficient (not overprepared)82.32829.130
suspicious (not trusting)82.319625.5356
paranoid (not naive)82.25815.014
alpha (not beta)81.734823.9405
wooden (not plastic)81.58923.334
distant (not touchy-feely)81.413720.117
sober (not indulgent)81.13522.5355
precise (not vague)81.119023.9245
legit (not scrub)80.825523.993
loyal (not traitorous)80.761422.6324
sensible (not ludicrous)80.514123.4323
perceptive (not unobservant)80.554527.229
devoted (not unfaithful)80.262021.723
jaded (not innocent)80.130726.321
indie (not pop)79.814520.118
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.610818.7376
individualist (not communal)79.422821.666
assertive (not passive)79.243823.9383
gloomy (not sunny)79.019714.824
asexual (not sexual)78.97023.739
genius (not dunce)78.732217.1412
compersive (not jealous)78.67218.6306
queen (not princess)78.630723.417
rugged (not refined)78.516524.6363
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)78.59424.1306
earth (not air)78.513128.730
concise (not long-winded)78.55224.417
chortling (not giggling)78.412824.324
tactful (not indiscreet)78.414629.154
literal (not metaphorical)78.38223.1346
rigid (not flexible)78.217522.8386
serious (not bold)78.27125.4384
sad (not happy)78.118016.6371
interesting (not tiresome)78.033824.1353
👽 (not 🤡)78.08720.045
high standards (not desperate)78.024923.042
frank (not sugarcoated)77.839731.825
thrifty (not extravagant)77.87724.225
cynical (not gullible)77.832425.019
crafty (not scholarly)77.724223.2350
punk rock (not preppy)77.721429.729
concrete (not abstract)77.513325.169
bossy (not meek)77.352922.8361
haunted (not blissful)77.333622.031
treasure (not trash)77.363821.672
monotone (not expressive)77.16730.917
blacksmith (not tailor)77.112622.329
real (not philosophical)77.015826.1246
businesslike (not chivalrous)77.020528.625
🧗 (not 🛌)76.934023.693
OCD (not ADHD)76.926122.435
scientific (not artistic)76.727919.2359
non-gamer (not gamer)76.626828.644
slow-talking (not fast-talking)76.55122.632
cold (not warm)76.422024.0349
rough (not smooth)76.316125.7354
freelance (not corporate)76.036429.331
chaste (not lustful)75.97322.4325
active (not slothful)75.968622.4360
🤺 (not 🏌)75.744828.266
miserable (not joyful)75.626120.772
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.343922.032
winter (not summer)75.323327.218
mad (not glad)75.128621.460
driven (not unambitious)75.092425.1339
provincial (not cosmopolitan)74.911023.7267
classical (not avant-garde)74.918725.050
clean (not perverted)74.849828.327
🌟 (not 💩)74.864426.757
realistic (not ambitious)74.87429.926
hoarder (not unprepared)74.715118.1219
go-getter (not slugabed)74.771224.057
🐐 (not 🦒)74.610824.2108
backdoor (not official)74.625229.4295
💀 (not 🎃)74.623825.035
authoritarian (not democratic)74.525626.0329
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.514125.591
deep (not shallow)74.532127.763
basic (not hipster)74.427824.2318
🥶 (not 🥵)74.49928.931
libertarian (not socialist)74.48026.0301
arcane (not mainstream)74.120724.1321
introspective (not not introspective)74.028727.183
ferocious (not pacifist)73.847226.0352
factual (not poetic)73.728330.429
empirical (not theoretical)73.66827.4326
mysterious (not unambiguous)73.424728.9318
bitter (not sweet)73.330323.5357
dramatic (not comedic)73.251124.525
scruffy (not manicured)73.126828.4338
attentive (not interrupting)72.926030.326
rock (not rap)72.770922.722
prudish (not flirtatious)72.516827.621
🧢 (not 🎩)72.331130.659
objective (not subjective)72.16828.357
jock (not nerd)72.129221.4318
quarrelsome (not warm)72.043223.6355
mathematical (not literary)71.616124.9332
stable (not moody)71.610329.9373
equitable (not hypocritical)71.426528.458
overachiever (not underachiever)71.380426.030
nonpolitical (not political)71.212228.1313
monochrome (not multicolored)71.225929.940
formal (not intimate)71.229327.4101
neurotypical (not autistic)71.161225.2331
historical (not modern)71.028822.3256
minimalist (not pack rat)71.020328.746
ranged (not melee)70.911328.123
grateful (not entitled)70.930125.243
muddy (not washed)70.917720.812
edgy (not politically correct)70.842924.4342
demanding (not unchallenging)70.684229.139
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.647624.5242
egalitarian (not racist)70.6101125.651
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.542425.551
specialist (not generalist)70.529929.140
🦇 (not 🐿)70.525332.549
dry (not moist)70.521532.022
atheist (not theist)70.441025.853
vengeful (not forgiving)70.343425.8339
intense (not lighthearted)70.264725.422
🤫 (not 🤔)70.15333.861
outlaw (not sheriff)70.046029.5379
reasonable (not deranged)70.046825.768
geriatric (not vibrant)69.89225.725
builder (not explorer)69.524625.0281
insulting (not complimentary)69.534524.548
cocky (not timid)69.573927.922
demure (not vain)69.424225.8330
spelunker (not claustrophobic)69.332124.222
giving (not receiving)69.253925.816
enlightened (not lost)69.124726.732
night owl (not morning lark)68.754728.5226
thick (not thin)68.627222.5211
deviant (not average)68.653824.4261
🤠 (not 🤑)68.451129.059
depressed (not bright)68.226624.7321
unemotional (not emotional)67.315830.920
humorless (not funny)67.225629.0384
angry (not good-humored)67.233025.5365
straightforward (not cryptic)67.159834.4358
bad boy (not white knight)67.137029.231
apathetic (not curious)67.18828.2353
Roman (not Greek)67.116629.932
cannibal (not vegan)66.841330.727
🧕 (not 💃)66.714729.590
machiavellian (not transparent)66.639531.316
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.528021.519
doer (not thinker)66.560435.033
extraordinary (not mundane)66.474228.9344
luddite (not technophile)66.330125.9285
genocidal (not not genocidal)66.322127.921
reasoned (not instinctual)66.227831.8374
🐮 (not 🐷)66.126928.777
one-faced (not two-faced)66.176135.543
🐴 (not 🦄)66.050436.145
fighter (not lover)65.944025.434
dispassionate (not romantic)65.918828.935
industrial (not domestic)65.435429.647
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)65.243730.025
contrarian (not yes-man)65.258436.614
bored (not interested)65.110228.932
leisurely (not hurried)64.727925.7311
conservative (not liberal)64.727929.575
picky (not always down)64.751630.416
off-key (not musical)64.641625.231
📈 (not 📉)64.562029.147
analysis (not common sense)64.450633.122
impartial (not biased)64.36829.5341
feisty (not gracious)64.382027.7350
western (not eastern)64.357432.785
dog person (not cat person)64.146634.724
quirky (not predictable)64.043823.018
low-tech (not high-tech)63.851428.4338
judgemental (not accepting)63.855630.0254
patient (not impatient)63.731932.6128
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.767329.950
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)63.636030.6347
debased (not pure)63.548928.8324
traumatized (not flourishing)63.572729.529
goth (not flower child)63.532325.014
😈 (not 😇)63.452124.074
shy (not playful)62.720423.8364
🥴 (not 🥳)62.452728.751
demonic (not angelic)62.344622.5350
motivated (not unmotivated)62.2135732.917
orange (not purple)62.039127.6274
🐘 (not 🐀)61.846933.889
fresh (not stinky)61.892031.5106
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)61.737734.848
prideful (not envious)61.7104330.431
nihilist (not existentialist)61.619530.653
close-minded (not open-minded)61.537626.2337
unassuming (not pretentious)61.534031.657
slovenly (not stylish)61.434526.3303
Coke (not Pepsi)61.430433.537
respectful (not rude)61.177027.9370
lowbrow (not highbrow)61.126227.7334
emancipated (not enslaved)60.988527.9314
narcissistic (not low self esteem)60.773121.643
fire (not water)60.779833.135
obedient (not rebellious)60.642729.6354
humble (not arrogant)60.549629.7335
😊 (not 🤣)60.578227.561
generous (not stingy)60.380330.639
tasteful (not lewd)60.186528.1340
German (not English)59.86830.029
proactive (not reactive)59.732832.412
tense (not relaxed)59.4115332.7384
healthy (not sickly)59.3105926.2347
repulsive (not attractive)59.128124.6389
😭 (not 😀)59.153928.363
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.097929.856
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)59.033030.352
🙃 (not 🥰)58.856431.890
freak (not normie)58.871327.934
repetitive (not varied)58.771233.599
loveable (not punchable)58.786333.138
🏀 (not 🎨)58.750335.337
rich (not poor)58.683623.1322
spicy (not mild)58.687731.1339
pronatalist (not child free)58.636330.8297
🤖 (not 👻)58.651632.753
uncreative (not open to new experinces)58.427431.4339
rural (not urban)58.434729.482
anarchist (not statist)58.256330.786
short (not tall)58.152325.3315
careful (not brave)57.837531.6357
presidential (not folksy)57.874830.524
unlucky (not fortunate)57.666327.1303
first-mate (not captain)57.669237.3341
proper (not scandalous)57.667331.5298
privileged (not oppressed)57.698625.824
extreme (not moderate)57.592631.4353
sane (not crazy)57.462230.166
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)57.138628.366
🐒 (not 🐩)56.759836.467
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.565531.8345
permanent (not transient)56.178732.496
ugly (not beautiful)56.025430.666
complicated (not simple)55.9104734.7412
sarcastic (not genuine)55.868232.3332
deep (not epic)55.858634.121
feminist (not sexist)55.6104628.379
chill (not offended)55.651832.828
Swedish (not Italian)55.460534.823
physical (not intellectual)55.350329.2357
conventional (not creative)55.363332.9360
regular (not zany)55.354231.949
prestigious (not disreputable)55.298031.7257
pensive (not serene)55.1129637.123
self-improving (not self-destructive)55.061630.421
triggered (not trolling)55.0106233.513
neutral (not opinionated)55.012436.541
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.9129329.2347
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)54.966234.490
family-first (not work-first)54.878034.0340
fast (not slow)54.7113829.0357
resistant (not resigned)54.7129933.0366
charming (not awkward)54.699626.1338
vanilla (not kinky)54.573731.9303
outsider (not insider)54.577736.6282
wholesome (not salacious)54.589033.557
cruel (not kind)54.240523.7331
honorable (not cunning)54.191532.8378
heroic (not villainous)54.1119425.1350
aloof (not obsessed)54.130031.3356
altruistic (not selfish)54.189328.3344
remote (not involved)54.125732.5310
tautology (not oxymoron)54.135226.79
sporty (not bookish)53.958127.5312
everyman (not chosen one)53.963439.018
money-focused (not love-focused)53.850734.719
😎 (not 🧐)53.682138.158
human (not animalistic)53.5119228.9354
unpolished (not eloquent)53.159132.3346
antagonist (not protagonist)53.040229.321
trusting (not charming)52.669428.1319
soulful (not soulless)52.5124529.853
traditional (not unorthodox)52.568733.651
barbaric (not civilized)52.348728.1364
devout (not heathen)52.387929.1319
🧠 (not 💪)52.3115631.581
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.266633.7229
monastic (not hedonist)52.260629.239
fearmongering (not reassuring)52.264135.424
unfixable (not fixable)52.157932.430
normal (not weird)52.061027.8387
mischievous (not well behaved)52.096733.2367
valedictorian (not drop out)52.0108931.853
profound (not ironic)52.074232.722
chic (not cheesy)52.074234.822
💔 (not 💝)51.876134.2108
radical (not centrist)51.491833.516
creepy (not disarming)51.343829.9112
bashful (not exhibitionist)51.353330.619
😏 (not 😬)51.297133.259
cultured (not rustic)51.2106533.122
nurturing (not poisonous)51.1103225.9101
cooperative (not competitive)51.060432.7344
sleepy (not frenzied)51.018426.325
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.982832.031
psychopath (not empath)50.164727.033
tame (not wild)50.866031.1285
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)50.488433.087

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. Mike Ehrmantraut (0.939)
  2. Ron Swanson (0.858)
  3. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (0.843)
  4. Harry Morgan (0.828)
  5. Jet Black (0.816)
  6. Nick Fury (0.812)
  7. Melinda May (0.808)
  8. Henry Spencer (0.792)
  9. T-800 (0.783)
  10. Rip Wheeler (0.783)
  1. Karen Smith (-0.667)
  2. Tobias Funke (-0.621)
  3. Midge Pinciotti (-0.62)
  4. Denny (-0.619)
  5. Craig Pelton (-0.608)
  6. Andy Bernard (-0.603)
  7. Ling (-0.598)
  8. Fez (-0.577)
  9. Asher Millstone (-0.571)
  10. Gretchen Wieners (-0.568)

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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Notes

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