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John Bender Personality Statistics

John Bender is a character from The Breakfast Club. 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
rebellious (not obedient)96.197.668
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)95.11611.2138
punk rock (not preppy)94.969.9138
mischievous (not well behaved)94.23113.278
impulsive (not cautious)93.4249.372
outlaw (not sheriff)93.11713.969
chaotic (not orderly)93.12010.258
scandalous (not proper)93.0129.971
freelance (not corporate)91.14214.3114
drop out (not valedictorian)91.01215.082
bad boy (not white knight)91.02213.957
goof-off (not studious)90.92212.5104
moody (not stable)90.8349.560
wild (not tame)90.66613.1106
anarchist (not statist)90.399.952
scruffy (not manicured)90.13010.464
street-smart (not sheltered)90.16920.867
messy (not neat)89.63010.475
rugged (not refined)89.42911.287
tardy (not on-time)89.02318.3100
spontaneous (not scheduled)88.96717.781
dominant (not submissive)88.418516.580
traumatized (not flourishing)88.23315.3120
complicated (not simple)88.06813.368
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)87.82914.574
unorthodox (not traditional)87.78115.168
fire (not water)87.69716.293
🐒 (not 🐩)87.31715.354
feisty (not gracious)87.27816.589
competitive (not cooperative)87.120018.357
jaded (not innocent)87.110711.050
opinionated (not neutral)87.024419.5117
cocky (not timid)87.021517.359
outsider (not insider)86.91220.584
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)86.96212.995
edgy (not politically correct)86.75716.487
rock (not rap)86.67620.575
night owl (not morning lark)86.49014.281
stubborn (not accommodating)86.420317.7100
cynical (not gullible)86.39712.851
🧢 (not 🎩)86.24822.356
disreputable (not prestigious)86.12416.748
bold (not shy)86.043419.280
ADHD (not OCD)85.94115.085
🥾 (not 👟)85.95722.855
masculine (not feminine)85.627213.878
sarcastic (not genuine)85.66319.487
independent (not codependent)85.413123.579
spicy (not mild)85.312713.8100
experimental (not reliable)85.35717.0129
quarrelsome (not warm)85.214016.091
indie (not pop)85.24813.956
slacker (not workaholic)85.03818.5102
frank (not sugarcoated)84.915824.956
poor (not rich)84.83912.968
😎 (not 🧐)84.89621.2111
extreme (not moderate)84.720515.573
individualist (not communal)84.710621.088
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)84.418620.875
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.38718.1111
crafty (not scholarly)83.87216.088
badass (not weakass)83.839120.488
flirtatious (not prudish)83.715818.559
blacksmith (not tailor)83.53616.5124
perverted (not clean)83.47512.785
playful (not shy)83.428315.871
guarded (not open)83.325619.061
arrogant (not humble)83.224915.861
pessimistic (not optimistic)83.25420.678
contrarian (not yes-man)83.26318.863
worldly (not innocent)83.121720.084
skeptical (not spiritual)83.016819.793
lustful (not chaste)83.012414.358
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.011616.969
underachiever (not overachiever)83.01621.3110
resistant (not resigned)82.86823.8103
deviant (not average)82.813718.076
impatient (not patient)82.822317.953
sexual (not asexual)82.827321.7101
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.78825.380
unpolished (not eloquent)82.56222.358
atheist (not theist)82.57422.957
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.49920.775
intense (not lighthearted)82.428321.0121
rude (not respectful)82.311317.962
alpha (not beta)82.332721.178
cool (not dorky)82.312716.564
sad (not happy)82.18815.974
😈 (not 😇)81.818420.391
doer (not thinker)81.813523.093
loud (not quiet)81.725919.587
gloomy (not sunny)81.713716.3116
backdoor (not official)81.612323.749
kinky (not vanilla)81.414419.674
barbaric (not civilized)81.46016.277
juvenile (not mature)81.412418.891
mad (not glad)81.314419.568
🦇 (not 🐿)80.88922.358
never cries (not often crying)80.818624.258
instinctual (not reasoned)80.714321.351
radical (not centrist)80.77122.260
haunted (not blissful)80.623020.0115
rough (not smooth)80.58023.856
sorrowful (not cheery)80.413017.464
bossy (not meek)80.444222.172
brave (not careful)80.319820.870
Italian (not Swedish)80.38623.3109
muddy (not washed)80.15611.260
demanding (not unchallenging)80.047025.8109
insulting (not complimentary)79.917022.463
hunter (not gatherer)79.924822.0111
zany (not regular)79.818819.251
assertive (not passive)79.741522.589
🤺 (not 🏌)79.531422.877
heathen (not devout)79.47822.058
disorganized (not self-disciplined)79.410125.362
hard (not soft)79.422720.573
hard (not soft)79.123320.572
vintage (not trendy)79.132225.093
cannibal (not vegan)78.915818.8133
twitchy (not still)78.920820.9109
vengeful (not forgiving)78.728520.675
oppressed (not privileged)78.76918.691
interrupting (not attentive)78.717323.4108
tall (not short)78.620915.267
arcane (not mainstream)78.512823.366
debased (not pure)78.320922.675
lenient (not strict)78.314226.3101
bitter (not sweet)78.221419.364
unlucky (not fortunate)78.19921.391
freak (not normie)78.119021.7112
goth (not flower child)77.911224.255
creative (not conventional)77.822422.195
efficient (not overprepared)77.79617.2118
child free (not pronatalist)77.620123.177
plays hard (not works hard)77.513425.079
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)77.510122.154
demonic (not angelic)77.420117.066
👻 (not 🤖)77.48122.984
💀 (not 🎃)77.417426.794
hipster (not basic)77.47124.273
bold (not serious)77.122425.9105
suspicious (not trusting)77.030221.056
focused on the present (not focused on the future)77.05326.875
wooden (not plastic)77.020520.685
explorer (not builder)76.918027.277
poisonous (not nurturing)76.922221.365
ludicrous (not sensible)76.617123.768
suspicious (not awkward)76.432222.065
artistic (not scientific)76.322720.179
flamboyant (not modest)76.325823.6106
loose (not tight)76.210925.5126
fearmongering (not reassuring)76.218823.853
realist (not idealist)76.116327.670
miserable (not joyful)76.125121.857
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.014029.270
salacious (not wholesome)75.922320.172
cunning (not honorable)75.923421.4131
indulgent (not sober)75.927823.9101
liberal (not conservative)75.928424.791
decisive (not hesitant)75.848324.794
unpatriotic (not patriotic)75.82427.476
macho (not metrosexual)75.614124.894
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.550225.489
funny (not humorless)75.534422.891
unmotivated (not motivated)75.42325.667
crazy (not sane)75.426222.273
💃 (not 🧕)75.340629.579
variable (not consistent)75.26524.9115
intimate (not formal)74.916725.268
🐴 (not 🦄)74.924128.661
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.618228.678
perceptive (not unobservant)74.577826.9118
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.419425.430
depressed (not bright)74.414020.269
beautiful (not ugly)74.481824.794
folksy (not presidential)74.320022.7123
😏 (not 😬)74.324628.766
sexist (not feminist)74.019823.170
rustic (not cultured)73.811823.750
distant (not touchy-feely)73.832129.153
pensive (not serene)73.630826.364
pro (not noob)73.369922.455
interesting (not tiresome)73.253228.666
jock (not nerd)73.027923.862
captain (not first-mate)72.941127.870
exuberant (not subdued)72.932724.6109
rhythmic (not stuttering)72.853823.193
deranged (not reasonable)72.626021.173
armoured (not vulnerable)72.445130.067
charming (not trusting)72.429118.759
machiavellian (not transparent)72.328630.046
frugal (not lavish)72.225525.366
resourceful (not helpless)72.187925.798
judgemental (not accepting)71.936828.269
avant-garde (not classical)71.716026.463
ferocious (not pacifist)71.752027.174
hedonist (not monastic)71.720027.546
charming (not awkward)71.552824.893
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.416430.4103
fast (not slow)71.359323.483
💪 (not 🧠)71.317526.9105
realistic (not fantastical)71.340229.599
low-tech (not high-tech)71.230823.173
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.029329.360
opinionated (not jealous)71.063331.263
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.926026.6110
fighter (not lover)70.930727.395
lost (not enlightened)70.926924.3109
leisurely (not hurried)70.815928.984
real (not philosophical)70.737827.076
chortling (not giggling)70.637024.286
cold (not warm)70.532723.585
quirky (not predictable)70.427526.857
weird (not normal)70.348018.855
circular (not linear)70.211926.5114
direct (not roundabout)70.262834.085
remote (not involved)70.14027.058
literary (not mathematical)70.035227.770
secretive (not open-book)69.756327.7166
🐐 (not 🦒)69.526429.270
ironic (not profound)69.520529.185
dog person (not cat person)69.433930.259
important (not irrelevant)69.396428.492
lazy (not diligent)69.37126.071
Coke (not Pepsi)69.110033.6106
indiscreet (not tactful)69.113127.365
jealous (not compersive)68.934523.967
reclusive (not social)68.831926.675
playful (not serious)68.731927.664
slugabed (not go-getter)68.54128.872
alert (not oblivious)68.567325.068
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)68.323632.380
physical (not intellectual)68.227428.458
young (not old)68.269528.863
master (not apprentice)68.272425.883
selfish (not altruistic)68.140924.596
lewd (not tasteful)68.022928.578
vain (not demure)68.044127.299
psychopath (not empath)68.032721.781
exaggerating (not factual)67.945827.671
angry (not good-humored)67.931126.271
trolling (not triggered)67.914131.595
abstract (not concrete)67.724428.178
stinky (not fresh)67.719220.659
vibrant (not geriatric)67.768728.9124
whimsical (not rational)67.334330.079
modern (not historical)67.347326.964
thrifty (not extravagant)67.336833.190
unambitious (not driven)67.23832.166
whippersnapper (not sage)67.224426.388
extraordinary (not mundane)67.171526.8109
🥵 (not 🥶)66.935929.082
entitled (not grateful)66.948726.980
varied (not repetitive)66.812027.893
astonishing (not methodical)66.722927.996
biased (not impartial)66.665327.480
charismatic (not uninspiring)66.593626.669
stingy (not generous)66.533127.480
paranoid (not naive)66.551425.259
mighty (not puny)66.478227.683
😜 (not 🤐)66.343331.779
expressive (not monotone)66.264226.360
confidential (not gossiping)65.980133.494
vague (not precise)65.815227.074
🤣 (not 😊)65.829830.364
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.836629.590
chivalrous (not businesslike)65.638627.475
thick (not thin)65.631927.787
transient (not permanent)65.618829.462
hypocritical (not equitable)65.636625.0125
💔 (not 💝)65.534833.362
natural-talent (not hard-work)65.519326.299
queen (not princess)65.569433.353
aloof (not obsessed)65.36127.057
realistic (not ambitious)65.322633.1114
lowbrow (not highbrow)65.018829.741
Russian (not French)65.022627.0110
deep (not shallow)64.864926.2100
off-key (not musical)64.740928.5103
random (not pointed)64.620831.588
unprepared (not hoarder)64.521229.172
sporty (not bookish)64.440423.277
genocidal (not not genocidal)64.325228.754
luddite (not technophile)64.236025.244
expressive (not stoic)64.065931.964
receiving (not giving)64.040728.365
emotional (not logical)63.856828.789
🥴 (not 🥳)63.748530.687
🤠 (not 🤑)63.767630.271
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.769327.3109
cruel (not kind)63.329123.766
penny-pincher (not overspender)63.354126.344
persistent (not quitter)63.3146233.561
urban (not rural)63.287933.958
earth (not air)62.968433.589
believable (not poorly-written)62.7130227.2106
English (not German)62.6121530.0102
emancipated (not enslaved)62.582532.158
chosen one (not everyman)62.458428.555
reactive (not proactive)62.441133.338
melee (not ranged)62.322631.795
always down (not picky)62.322931.357
moist (not dry)62.239629.4104
attractive (not repulsive)62.1104527.584
sturdy (not flimsy)62.088730.7105
work-first (not family-first)61.959831.772
foolish (not wise)61.642523.786
private (not gregarious)61.578031.8101
animalistic (not human)61.525128.670
frenzied (not sleepy)61.5115129.7126
nihilist (not existentialist)61.420135.548
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.452528.971
industrial (not domestic)61.348430.265
empirical (not theoretical)60.747130.673
egalitarian (not racist)60.7126224.282
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)60.782832.659
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.661137.256
gendered (not androgynous)60.5135529.372
straight (not queer)60.0115829.260
political (not nonpolitical)59.968632.779
dramatic (not no-nonsense)59.966031.966
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.996832.195
pretentious (not unassuming)59.771330.876
slovenly (not stylish)59.537930.170
🙃 (not 🥰)59.555329.383
deep (not epic)59.442528.182
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.147730.461
prideful (not envious)59.1116032.7122
pack rat (not minimalist)59.044930.772
chatty (not reserved)58.968033.276
🎨 (not 🏀)58.887529.990
sickly (not healthy)58.627525.571
🤫 (not 🤔)58.332235.756
neurotypical (not autistic)57.9119123.944
inspiring (not cringeworthy)57.981329.674
utilitarian (not decorative)57.888932.268
Roman (not Greek)57.649731.286
bored (not interested)57.620232.3102
clumsy (not coordinated)57.542328.754
dispassionate (not romantic)57.533927.3127
🌟 (not 💩)57.4115531.882
self-assured (not self-conscious)57.3102931.885
soulful (not soulless)57.3116629.690
😭 (not 😀)56.862429.179
fixable (not unfixable)56.787728.5104
tense (not relaxed)56.6122632.788
poetic (not factual)56.652728.5113
cheesy (not chic)56.673627.351
comedic (not dramatic)56.538531.3104
common sense (not analysis)56.543732.769
introspective (not not introspective)56.499529.172
extrovert (not introvert)56.385533.889
dunce (not genius)55.935624.9130
villainous (not heroic)55.936623.179
love-focused (not money-focused)55.9103327.644
western (not eastern)55.7109530.953
straightforward (not cryptic)55.5110735.074
non-gamer (not gamer)55.494236.475
desperate (not high standards)55.148530.899
punchable (not loveable)54.851029.9122
purple (not orange)54.568631.580
creepy (not disarming)54.437428.084
literal (not metaphorical)54.3100734.176
narcissistic (not low self esteem)54.393335.5124
high IQ (not low IQ)54.1135124.479
one-faced (not two-faced)54.1104233.292
trash (not treasure)54.028929.1131
long-winded (not concise)54.064329.043
imaginative (not practical)53.952836.096
multicolored (not monochrome)53.971732.366
democratic (not authoritarian)53.785434.192
🐘 (not 🐀)53.575334.156
rigid (not flexible)53.388831.976
active (not slothful)53.2139830.971
unfaithful (not devoted)53.225028.751
👽 (not 🤡)53.087634.759
generalist (not specialist)52.947629.268
resolute (not wavering)52.9122029.255
winter (not summer)52.875934.358
scrub (not legit)52.731828.754
objective (not subjective)52.568733.267
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)52.567731.386
📉 (not 📈)52.440134.459
ignorant (not knowledgeable)52.340629.0111
calm (not anxious)52.163031.472
close-minded (not open-minded)52.059827.372
protagonist (not antagonist)52.0123233.053
tautology (not oxymoron)51.946126.536
offended (not chill)51.895832.9116
🐮 (not 🐷)51.5108232.857
traitorous (not loyal)51.335630.776
libertarian (not socialist)51.3104834.288
competent (not incompetent)51.3135532.060
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.377536.049
curious (not apathetic)51.2129131.963
head@clouds (not down2earth)50.976635.369
🛌 (not 🧗)50.959533.854
insecure (not confident)50.450430.680
emotional (not unemotional)50.6122132.547

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. John Murphy (0.867)
  2. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.865)
  3. Noah Puckerman (0.849)
  4. Steven Hyde (0.845)
  5. Haymitch Abernathy (0.845)
  6. Dan Taylor (0.838)
  7. Billy Hargrove (0.826)
  8. Marla Singer (0.826)
  9. Patrick Verona (0.818)
  10. Tim Riggins (0.813)
  1. Ned Flanders (-0.706)
  2. Melanie Hamilton (-0.689)
  3. Charlotte York (-0.678)
  4. Billy Keikeya (-0.672)
  5. Ted Mullens (-0.649)
  6. Waylon Smithers (-0.649)
  7. Dr. Marcus Brody (-0.644)
  8. Jane Bennet (-0.64)
  9. Jimmy Palmer (-0.637)
  10. Cho Chang (-0.636)

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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