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John Bender Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
rebellious (not obedient)96.297.472
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)95.12211.0144
punk rock (not preppy)94.81010.0145
mischievous (not well behaved)94.43512.981
outlaw (not sheriff)93.71813.575
scandalous (not proper)93.3109.874
impulsive (not cautious)93.2279.280
chaotic (not orderly)92.13110.965
bad boy (not white knight)91.62113.661
drop out (not valedictorian)91.31414.687
scruffy (not manicured)91.02510.273
freelance (not corporate)90.94814.2118
moody (not stable)90.8439.464
goof-off (not studious)90.72612.6108
wild (not tame)89.98613.4110
anarchist (not statist)89.81310.758
messy (not neat)89.63310.581
rugged (not refined)89.53211.091
tardy (not on-time)89.41817.9106
street-smart (not sheltered)89.39121.971
spontaneous (not scheduled)88.58018.785
unorthodox (not traditional)88.57414.873
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)88.33814.477
traumatized (not flourishing)88.24815.2121
complicated (not simple)87.79113.472
🐒 (not 🐩)87.41915.158
opinionated (not neutral)87.326719.3121
dominant (not submissive)87.224318.685
edgy (not politically correct)87.25716.292
feisty (not gracious)87.29316.097
night owl (not morning lark)87.28814.186
fire (not water)87.212717.299
jaded (not innocent)86.913112.463
competitive (not cooperative)86.823317.860
disreputable (not prestigious)86.71815.954
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)86.68414.198
cocky (not timid)86.624917.463
🥾 (not 👟)86.26622.358
stubborn (not accommodating)86.223917.6101
outsider (not insider)86.11521.389
bold (not shy)86.048719.388
independent (not codependent)86.013623.084
rock (not rap)86.08920.984
cynical (not gullible)86.011913.356
poor (not rich)85.94112.776
🧢 (not 🎩)85.86322.564
ADHD (not OCD)85.85214.987
quarrelsome (not warm)85.714515.895
sarcastic (not genuine)85.67819.292
spicy (not mild)85.414514.3106
experimental (not reliable)85.36417.0131
indie (not pop)85.16413.562
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.020820.678
masculine (not feminine)84.933315.181
extreme (not moderate)84.823715.474
😎 (not 🧐)84.812520.8118
slacker (not workaholic)84.74918.9109
individualist (not communal)84.414021.793
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.49618.0114
frank (not sugarcoated)84.420424.161
crafty (not scholarly)83.88515.989
pessimistic (not optimistic)83.76520.481
blacksmith (not tailor)83.73816.3129
arrogant (not humble)83.626315.569
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.612116.874
flirtatious (not prudish)83.616919.572
perverted (not clean)83.57912.690
contrarian (not yes-man)83.57320.076
guarded (not open)83.430718.965
deviant (not average)83.313917.780
rude (not respectful)83.112317.867
skeptical (not spiritual)83.019919.496
resistant (not resigned)83.08223.6105
cool (not dorky)83.013816.369
worldly (not innocent)82.926019.986
intense (not lighthearted)82.932020.6129
playful (not shy)82.835517.374
impatient (not patient)82.725317.958
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.511820.479
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.59625.586
underachiever (not overachiever)82.52722.3112
unpolished (not eloquent)82.46421.861
lustful (not chaste)82.414516.767
sad (not happy)82.410716.183
badass (not weakass)82.451221.692
sexual (not asexual)82.331722.6108
atheist (not theist)82.39222.858
doer (not thinker)82.214723.099
😈 (not 😇)82.219820.097
alpha (not beta)82.137821.085
loud (not quiet)81.928719.291
kinky (not vanilla)81.914619.578
juvenile (not mature)81.613518.892
backdoor (not official)81.613223.556
gloomy (not sunny)81.517217.0120
mad (not glad)81.416618.974
🦇 (not 🐿)81.111222.259
never cries (not often crying)81.020823.668
barbaric (not civilized)80.86916.979
Italian (not Swedish)80.69522.8115
haunted (not blissful)80.627819.9116
sorrowful (not cheery)80.615517.168
bossy (not meek)80.548821.676
insulting (not complimentary)80.418121.868
assertive (not passive)80.344022.194
muddy (not washed)80.36411.168
brave (not careful)80.223020.473
disorganized (not self-disciplined)80.110924.965
rough (not smooth)79.911024.963
radical (not centrist)79.810523.565
demanding (not unchallenging)79.754426.0116
heathen (not devout)79.68021.760
hunter (not gatherer)79.529822.4115
hard (not soft)79.325820.675
debased (not pure)79.220722.684
hard (not soft)79.226520.778
interrupting (not attentive)79.118323.2111
instinctual (not reasoned)79.020422.956
zany (not regular)79.023218.656
cannibal (not vegan)78.918218.7134
oppressed (not privileged)78.88618.896
main character (not side character)78.841721.640
suspicious (not trusting)78.829620.565
vengeful (not forgiving)78.833220.378
arcane (not mainstream)78.714223.267
twitchy (not still)78.724721.5113
🤺 (not 🏌)78.541623.982
freak (not normie)78.321721.3118
child free (not pronatalist)78.320722.980
unlucky (not fortunate)78.212621.495
lenient (not strict)78.017326.4107
bitter (not sweet)78.025218.773
👻 (not 🤖)78.09022.590
fearmongering (not reassuring)78.018623.261
goth (not flower child)78.013523.266
plays hard (not works hard)77.914524.881
demonic (not angelic)77.922717.169
efficient (not overprepared)77.711117.1121
vintage (not trendy)77.643326.1100
poisonous (not nurturing)77.425220.969
💀 (not 🎃)77.320226.495
creative (not conventional)77.228523.199
explorer (not builder)77.120326.690
bold (not serious)77.126525.6115
miserable (not joyful)77.027321.462
suspicious (not awkward)76.933621.470
hipster (not basic)76.99924.574
focused on the present (not focused on the future)76.86926.581
wooden (not plastic)76.724020.388
salacious (not wholesome)76.623419.578
indulgent (not sober)76.528723.8104
liberal (not conservative)76.233224.794
🐴 (not 🦄)76.224627.768
tall (not short)76.132518.7162
flamboyant (not modest)76.130024.1113
decisive (not hesitant)76.055224.4102
loose (not tight)76.012825.7130
intimate (not formal)75.917024.876
💃 (not 🧕)75.946529.481
ludicrous (not sensible)75.819524.170
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)75.817629.875
unmotivated (not motivated)75.72725.071
artistic (not scientific)75.728520.284
cunning (not honorable)75.726721.8136
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.660325.390
macho (not metrosexual)75.615424.894
unpatriotic (not patriotic)75.63227.781
crazy (not sane)75.230322.279
funny (not humorless)75.041223.795
realist (not idealist)75.020628.875
beautiful (not ugly)74.894724.696
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)74.715224.463
variable (not consistent)74.67425.0122
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.423129.084
folksy (not presidential)74.223122.7124
rustic (not cultured)74.113023.361
sexist (not feminist)74.021822.974
armoured (not vulnerable)73.946329.572
depressed (not bright)73.918520.571
😏 (not 😬)73.832230.074
distant (not touchy-feely)73.837129.565
perceptive (not unobservant)73.795827.3123
interesting (not tiresome)73.462028.467
pro (not noob)73.281922.057
exuberant (not subdued)73.138124.5111
pensive (not serene)73.138826.966
charming (not trusting)73.031918.363
deranged (not reasonable)72.829720.182
captain (not first-mate)72.650328.877
stoic (not hypochondriac)72.530328.442
machiavellian (not transparent)72.531930.049
judgemental (not accepting)72.341527.474
ferocious (not pacifist)72.258926.777
hedonist (not monastic)72.221728.057
💪 (not 🧠)72.219526.7110
frugal (not lavish)72.130626.271
rhythmic (not stuttering)72.067223.797
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)72.016729.9109
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.930828.764
fast (not slow)71.869123.485
leisurely (not hurried)71.617928.787
low-tech (not high-tech)71.534923.074
avant-garde (not classical)71.220427.070
charming (not awkward)71.061425.399
resourceful (not helpless)71.0108626.1102
chortling (not giggling)71.043024.089
jock (not nerd)70.936624.567
opinionated (not jealous)70.973430.768
remote (not involved)70.94526.761
lost (not enlightened)70.931224.4114
realistic (not fantastical)70.848829.9104
weird (not normal)70.853918.959
literary (not mathematical)70.640227.179
fighter (not lover)70.638527.398
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.532826.3114
circular (not linear)70.214026.2116
cold (not warm)70.139424.190
jealous (not compersive)69.837823.378
real (not philosophical)69.847527.181
reclusive (not social)69.637226.479
playful (not serious)69.536926.770
physical (not intellectual)69.529428.361
🐐 (not 🦒)69.534429.173
direct (not roundabout)69.376733.990
lazy (not diligent)69.27725.779
slugabed (not go-getter)69.24228.774
young (not old)69.082628.765
Coke (not Pepsi)69.010633.4110
quirky (not predictable)69.036428.769
secretive (not open-book)68.970928.4170
master (not apprentice)68.880825.885
ironic (not profound)68.824228.993
selfish (not altruistic)68.745224.2100
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)68.725231.688
lowbrow (not highbrow)68.415229.854
vain (not demure)68.447126.9106
important (not irrelevant)68.3119029.498
alert (not oblivious)68.281325.374
exaggerating (not factual)68.253027.876
psychopath (not empath)68.037622.184
reactive (not proactive)68.027531.948
angry (not good-humored)67.938326.172
abstract (not concrete)67.927727.981
trolling (not triggered)67.916931.597
modern (not historical)67.654026.577
vibrant (not geriatric)67.679729.1128
dog person (not cat person)67.643431.364
biased (not impartial)67.471827.187
stinky (not fresh)67.223820.960
whippersnapper (not sage)67.230026.392
transient (not permanent)67.018529.270
thrifty (not extravagant)67.043233.192
lewd (not tasteful)66.927129.381
🥵 (not 🥶)66.945628.886
whimsical (not rational)66.740229.981
confidential (not gossiping)66.792333.098
🤣 (not 😊)66.730429.868
vague (not precise)66.616126.579
astonishing (not methodical)66.528528.2102
extraordinary (not mundane)66.589127.4110
indiscreet (not tactful)66.520229.774
stingy (not generous)66.537127.583
varied (not repetitive)66.415028.097
paranoid (not naive)66.459526.865
mighty (not puny)66.492727.290
entitled (not grateful)66.457027.782
charismatic (not uninspiring)66.3111526.472
chivalrous (not businesslike)66.343726.981
queen (not princess)66.377732.956
unambitious (not driven)66.24732.168
💔 (not 💝)66.238532.765
😜 (not 🤐)66.251731.782
expressive (not monotone)66.175826.670
natural-talent (not hard-work)65.921726.2101
hypocritical (not equitable)65.842125.2130
thick (not thin)65.736727.490
realistic (not ambitious)65.627232.8117
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.343929.795
unprepared (not hoarder)65.122528.976
genocidal (not not genocidal)65.027828.267
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.956425.053
deep (not shallow)64.977726.1107
Russian (not French)64.625627.1112
🤠 (not 🤑)64.579730.178
receiving (not giving)64.445327.570
🥴 (not 🥳)64.454730.791
off-key (not musical)64.351828.4105
random (not pointed)64.224331.891
luddite (not technophile)64.041925.053
sporty (not bookish)64.048223.183
emotional (not logical)63.966828.594
aloof (not obsessed)63.88828.064
nihilist (not existentialist)63.716735.256
persistent (not quitter)63.7171633.267
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.461836.964
cruel (not kind)63.333523.766
expressive (not stoic)63.180432.672
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.183327.4113
emancipated (not enslaved)63.094731.862
always down (not picky)63.027631.561
English (not German)62.6141430.2108
attractive (not repulsive)62.5122327.586
earth (not air)62.582733.692
sturdy (not flimsy)62.3103130.6110
believable (not poorly-written)62.3154227.2112
melee (not ranged)62.326731.897
private (not gregarious)62.289331.9107
chosen one (not everyman)61.969429.062
urban (not rural)61.7107133.961
moist (not dry)61.649429.9105
animalistic (not human)61.328928.674
work-first (not family-first)61.370931.478
gendered (not androgynous)61.3154929.076
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.264529.077
frenzied (not sleepy)61.2134529.7127
dramatic (not no-nonsense)61.173231.171
industrial (not domestic)61.058430.571
foolish (not wise)60.652624.290
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)60.5111131.8100
egalitarian (not racist)60.4150923.985
empirical (not theoretical)59.958630.377
🙃 (not 🥰)59.960029.085
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.853529.571
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.799231.975
sickly (not healthy)59.631925.577
chatty (not reserved)59.378232.981
prideful (not envious)59.2135732.9125
🎨 (not 🏀)59.2101829.991
bored (not interested)58.920332.4106
pretentious (not unassuming)58.885231.781
political (not nonpolitical)58.784132.785
utilitarian (not decorative)58.7100532.270
straight (not queer)58.4134228.964
Roman (not Greek)58.456031.089
deep (not epic)58.458028.486
slovenly (not stylish)58.348630.077
🤫 (not 🤔)58.338336.159
pack rat (not minimalist)58.155630.577
love-focused (not money-focused)57.7119927.950
extrovert (not introvert)57.593533.595
🌟 (not 💩)57.4137632.188
inspiring (not cringeworthy)57.397329.780
dispassionate (not romantic)57.239827.3136
comedic (not dramatic)57.244431.5106
soulful (not soulless)57.0139029.393
introspective (not not introspective)56.8116828.874
😭 (not 😀)56.774728.883
tense (not relaxed)56.3143932.697
clumsy (not coordinated)56.351829.161
neurotypical (not autistic)56.2143625.550
common sense (not analysis)56.252932.477
cheesy (not chic)56.286627.757
self-assured (not self-conscious)56.1123732.487
non-gamer (not gamer)56.1108336.990
🐘 (not 🐀)56.076033.961
western (not eastern)55.9129930.462
poetic (not factual)55.965129.2120
dunce (not genius)55.842325.3137
desperate (not high standards)55.755730.6105
villainous (not heroic)55.642623.984
straightforward (not cryptic)55.4131635.678
fixable (not unfixable)55.4109029.1110
long-winded (not concise)55.469229.653
rigid (not flexible)55.094831.681
generalist (not specialist)55.045329.685
winter (not summer)54.984834.964
multicolored (not monochrome)54.881432.370
imaginative (not practical)54.660235.799
unfaithful (not devoted)54.625728.456
punchable (not loveable)54.558930.2128
🐮 (not 🐷)54.4112132.866
high IQ (not low IQ)54.1159224.380
narcissistic (not low self esteem)54.1107735.7128
literal (not metaphorical)54.0119334.084
creepy (not disarming)54.044028.087
👽 (not 🤡)53.899534.265
trash (not treasure)53.633629.3134
one-faced (not two-faced)53.5125533.395
scrub (not legit)53.236128.658
objective (not subjective)52.880233.172
resolute (not wavering)52.8144529.771
purple (not orange)52.691632.185
protagonist (not antagonist)52.6144332.656
📉 (not 📈)52.446434.459
ignorant (not knowledgeable)52.447129.0114
oxymoron (not tautology)52.2121827.445
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)52.179431.892
active (not slothful)52.0168231.575
close-minded (not open-minded)51.970128.276
democratic (not authoritarian)51.8109934.1102
unemotional (not emotional)51.848833.655
libertarian (not socialist)51.6116234.093
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.677836.457
head@clouds (not down2earth)51.588535.276
apathetic (not curious)51.342131.668
incompetent (not competent)51.336432.063
anxious (not calm)50.1122532.282
chill (not offended)50.382533.4121
traitorous (not loyal)50.642431.592
insecure (not confident)50.658430.787
🛌 (not 🧗)50.667034.058

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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 (0.868)
  2. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.866)
  3. Steven Hyde (0.848)
  4. Noah Puckerman (0.846)
  5. Haymitch Abernathy (0.841)
  6. Dan Taylor (0.832)
  7. Billy Hargrove (0.825)
  8. Marla Singer (0.824)
  9. Patrick Verona (0.816)
  10. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.814)
  1. Ned Flanders (-0.708)
  2. Melanie Hamilton (-0.691)
  3. Billy Keikeya (-0.681)
  4. Charlotte York (-0.68)
  5. Leslie Higgins (-0.66)
  6. Ted Mullens (-0.654)
  7. Dr. Marcus Brody (-0.654)
  8. Waylon Smithers (-0.65)
  9. Jane Bennet (-0.642)
  10. Cho Chang (-0.641)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with John Bender to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way John Bender is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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