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Brian Johnson Personality Statistics

Brian Johnson 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
nerd (not jock)92.85510.046
bookish (not sporty)92.83313.863
🧠 (not 💪)92.42912.579
valedictorian (not drop out)91.26813.744
intellectual (not physical)90.75311.231
sheltered (not street-smart)88.8915.332
scientific (not artistic)88.53911.345
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)88.52616.052
submissive (not dominant)88.31911.656
🐿 (not 🦇)86.32710.330
cautious (not impulsive)85.82513.839
civilized (not barbaric)85.714117.835
high IQ (not low IQ)85.330817.758
respectful (not rude)85.19514.634
soft (not hard)84.34913.445
soft (not hard)84.15013.358
gatherer (not hunter)84.04716.278
😇 (not 😈)83.98816.756
tense (not relaxed)83.920417.934
obedient (not rebellious)83.83020.843
meek (not bossy)83.62513.845
insecure (not confident)83.53215.063
kind (not cruel)83.527414.840
wholesome (not salacious)83.310811.436
low self esteem (not narcissistic)83.32817.387
dorky (not cool)83.25918.041
vanilla (not kinky)83.14220.838
anxious (not calm)82.810314.845
loyal (not traitorous)82.741917.843
sensitive (not thick-skinned)82.75417.938
thin (not thick)82.54120.264
works hard (not plays hard)82.419621.748
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.47917.443
awkward (not suspicious)82.34017.136
human (not animalistic)82.119519.654
beta (not alpha)81.97118.837
young (not old)81.921126.540
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)81.910523.051
high-tech (not low-tech)81.611717.359
scholarly (not crafty)81.54824.865
frugal (not lavish)81.15516.025
tame (not wild)81.14019.267
quiet (not loud)81.08618.464
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.04918.240
introvert (not extrovert)80.87118.377
🤖 (not 👻)80.63718.758
forgiving (not vengeful)80.511314.340
sensible (not ludicrous)80.312120.641
shy (not bold)80.01718.042
diligent (not lazy)79.964118.444
first-mate (not captain)79.815924.552
nurturing (not poisonous)79.821117.141
complimentary (not insulting)79.712515.342
Swedish (not Italian)79.52920.976
vulnerable (not armoured)79.35723.634
skeptical (not spiritual)79.323915.864
well behaved (not mischievous)79.39222.052
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.224024.961
puny (not mighty)78.93319.573
innocent (not worldly)78.94820.956
pacifist (not ferocious)78.77419.246
angelic (not demonic)78.717219.941
self-conscious (not self-assured)78.34422.760
sheriff (not outlaw)78.216517.733
workaholic (not slacker)78.150324.345
soulful (not soulless)78.040818.440
studious (not goof-off)77.940827.157
tailor (not blacksmith)77.916321.874
mild (not spicy)77.86824.664
hesitant (not decisive)77.73621.547
politically correct (not edgy)77.37021.041
careful (not brave)77.34721.849
sweet (not bitter)77.217216.540
perceptive (not unobservant)77.254419.285
average (not deviant)77.03018.749
sane (not crazy)77.09421.040
practical (not imaginative)76.922724.556
vegan (not cannibal)76.913919.391
modest (not flamboyant)76.817522.267
self-disciplined (not disorganized)76.651727.843
proper (not scandalous)76.617620.139
tight (not loose)76.627221.289
orderly (not chaotic)76.524223.635
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.433324.636
stuttering (not rhythmic)76.43817.993
precise (not vague)76.327120.440
warm (not cold)76.224015.838
reclusive (not social)76.012924.338
clumsy (not coordinated)75.811921.337
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)75.811522.544
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)75.69121.491
reasonable (not deranged)75.523823.041
🤐 (not 😜)75.515020.143
democratic (not authoritarian)75.313222.936
reliable (not experimental)75.321323.986
reasoned (not instinctual)75.08725.342
claustrophobic (not spelunker)74.84620.085
knowledgeable (not ignorant)74.843523.778
fixable (not unfixable)74.712020.9107
devout (not heathen)74.614817.334
apprentice (not master)74.610726.455
passive (not assertive)74.56524.643
believable (not poorly-written)74.550320.180
preppy (not punk rock)74.533021.986
demure (not vain)74.410621.665
manicured (not scruffy)74.450622.140
refined (not rugged)74.429122.156
🐀 (not 🐘)74.310119.344
metrosexual (not macho)74.319121.195
pure (not debased)74.222924.643
🛌 (not 🧗)74.29927.144
traditional (not unorthodox)74.016220.745
technophile (not luddite)73.614723.926
methodical (not astonishing)73.325225.263
orange (not purple)72.911826.641
neat (not messy)72.942229.262
genuine (not sarcastic)72.525324.761
monochrome (not multicolored)72.417122.642
classical (not avant-garde)72.421722.538
corporate (not freelance)72.419625.086
humble (not arrogant)72.321123.446
outsider (not insider)72.119029.050
statist (not anarchist)72.015623.244
formal (not intimate)72.022124.642
😬 (not 😏)71.911123.844
moderate (not extreme)71.89927.226
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)71.76823.999
cooperative (not competitive)71.616729.732
genius (not dunce)71.444421.6109
gendered (not androgynous)71.478823.833
enslaved (not emancipated)71.45623.437
curious (not apathetic)71.338619.743
subdued (not exuberant)71.39023.983
good-humored (not angry)71.133120.338
factual (not poetic)71.127929.983
flimsy (not sturdy)71.011524.578
lost (not enlightened)71.022421.578
hurried (not leisurely)70.920827.045
focused on the future (not focused on the present)70.711626.256
trusting (not charming)70.79826.632
treasure (not trash)70.767523.290
introspective (not not introspective)70.731626.856
awkward (not charming)70.616126.142
🧐 (not 😎)70.522029.857
sober (not indulgent)70.418528.262
🐴 (not 🦄)70.427125.429
competent (not incompetent)70.371826.443
🥴 (not 🥳)69.921922.554
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)69.928025.835
utilitarian (not decorative)69.838620.153
egalitarian (not racist)69.879720.159
overprepared (not efficient)69.55128.3103
rational (not whimsical)69.341126.067
conventional (not creative)69.321829.058
patient (not impatient)69.218722.035
honorable (not cunning)69.037326.392
deep (not shallow)69.038823.072
repetitive (not varied)68.824724.962
trusting (not suspicious)68.523025.354
warm (not quarrelsome)68.527122.660
gracious (not feisty)68.59624.261
mathematical (not literary)68.417431.832
confidential (not gossiping)68.256026.145
smooth (not rough)68.025923.444
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.831122.329
🤠 (not 🤑)67.840526.032
serious (not bold)67.621624.063
tactful (not indiscreet)67.641922.148
🤔 (not 🤫)67.626930.148
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.619524.542
altruistic (not selfish)67.442420.567
unlucky (not fortunate)67.329422.755
🌟 (not 💩)67.268726.445
prestigious (not disreputable)67.148627.434
fresh (not stinky)66.859626.333
sad (not happy)66.644922.263
literal (not metaphorical)66.537331.059
loveable (not punchable)66.448329.182
morning lark (not night owl)66.319627.761
tasteful (not lewd)66.250925.261
private (not gregarious)66.246925.080
traumatized (not flourishing)66.149320.994
shy (not playful)66.010224.855
slovenly (not stylish)65.819924.537
basic (not hipster)65.844523.032
rigid (not flexible)65.839327.244
concrete (not abstract)65.638727.644
triggered (not trolling)65.444827.294
😊 (not 🤣)65.346432.159
specialist (not generalist)65.241629.020
heroic (not villainous)65.172119.942
driven (not unambitious)65.1100431.124
wavering (not resolute)65.18422.037
codependent (not independent)64.725329.941
consistent (not variable)64.744527.871
feminist (not sexist)64.665623.524
🏌 (not 🤺)64.69633.068
theoretical (not empirical)64.47429.751
funny (not humorless)64.448822.269
privileged (not oppressed)64.165226.9107
English (not German)64.086831.887
accepting (not judgemental)63.936724.530
monastic (not hedonist)63.914927.128
miserable (not joyful)63.951725.950
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.853526.881
lighthearted (not intense)63.820528.596
disarming (not creepy)63.670125.145
presidential (not folksy)63.646025.075
unassuming (not pretentious)63.323529.247
logical (not emotional)63.233029.752
noob (not pro)63.116529.055
resigned (not resistant)63.04929.779
💝 (not 💔)62.839026.732
oblivious (not alert)62.725326.135
straightforward (not cryptic)62.565929.855
linear (not circular)62.330529.468
roundabout (not direct)62.115225.644
French (not Russian)62.048726.969
strict (not lenient)61.852627.140
domestic (not industrial)61.832531.043
sheeple (not conspiracist)61.512827.539
off-key (not musical)61.542027.589
beautiful (not ugly)61.488925.258
frenzied (not sleepy)61.489428.476
chaste (not lustful)61.333531.537
builder (not explorer)61.340629.454
romantic (not dispassionate)61.270526.693
political (not nonpolitical)61.151630.434
important (not irrelevant)61.095327.043
regular (not zany)61.026129.746
pessimistic (not optimistic)60.844427.538
giggling (not chortling)60.723728.2104
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.510933.837
go-getter (not slugabed)60.498827.741
📈 (not 📉)60.464028.858
obsessed (not aloof)60.363628.738
attractive (not repulsive)60.184225.069
uninspiring (not charismatic)59.913528.441
resourceful (not helpless)59.997725.568
👽 (not 🤡)59.748929.024
👟 (not 🥾)59.748632.431
geriatric (not vibrant)59.719826.095
ranged (not melee)59.743526.158
eloquent (not unpolished)59.667130.341
juvenile (not mature)59.644829.149
atheist (not theist)59.658730.335
equitable (not hypocritical)59.651625.782
dry (not moist)59.542428.373
expressive (not stoic)58.960224.731
🧕 (not 💃)58.926327.045
queer (not straight)58.816223.737
stable (not moody)58.726626.149
realist (not idealist)58.750328.855
interesting (not tiresome)58.681328.742
legit (not scrub)58.688528.345
child free (not pronatalist)58.371629.045
guarded (not open)58.285729.749
western (not eastern)58.170231.028
whippersnapper (not sage)58.046027.271
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.846526.643
healthy (not sickly)57.687725.749
depressed (not bright)57.444126.532
weird (not normal)57.367421.934
glad (not mad)57.340820.637
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.345530.552
communal (not individualist)57.232729.966
pack rat (not minimalist)57.041330.637
uncreative (not open to new experinces)56.925525.773
patriotic (not unpatriotic)56.588924.142
serious (not playful)56.471124.330
cringeworthy (not inspiring)56.442622.146
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)56.383528.866
existentialist (not nihilist)56.270229.138
persistent (not quitter)56.2121526.640
reserved (not chatty)56.155131.545
official (not backdoor)56.146329.736
libertarian (not socialist)56.060827.555
historical (not modern)56.046529.433
down2earth (not head@clouds)55.662430.659
😭 (not 😀)55.652827.856
🐮 (not 🐷)55.566330.427
conservative (not liberal)55.237527.754
chill (not offended)55.042327.396
mundane (not extraordinary)54.630229.051
sunny (not gloomy)54.649824.481
short (not tall)54.348124.543
open-book (not secretive)54.339929.087
neurotypical (not autistic)54.2105329.430
impartial (not biased)54.119127.359
permanent (not transient)54.168825.126
remote (not involved)54.020328.335
slow (not fast)53.928824.235
🦒 (not 🐐)53.827729.943
open-minded (not close-minded)53.775626.146
arcane (not mainstream)53.569125.741
cheery (not sorrowful)53.446027.438
compersive (not jealous)53.258328.441
🧢 (not 🎩)53.057335.234
Greek (not Roman)52.951527.764
philosophical (not real)52.832229.558
🐒 (not 🐩)52.856131.438
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.665430.147
rural (not urban)52.533730.339
unprepared (not hoarder)52.242732.138
objective (not subjective)52.155631.937
active (not slothful)51.8111525.149
wise (not foolish)51.774128.078
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.741732.721
simple (not complicated)51.538128.631
rich (not poor)51.477818.442
family-first (not work-first)51.464331.549
🥰 (not 🙃)51.167532.566
feminine (not masculine)50.153816.741
self-improving (not self-destructive)50.359427.888
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)50.663230.831

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Evan (0.93)
  2. Columbus (0.899)
  3. George Michael Bluth (0.872)
  4. Timothy McGee (0.867)
  5. Molly Hooper (0.859)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.699)
  2. Charlie Harper (-0.696)
  3. Jessa Johansson (-0.65)
  4. Tyler Durden (-0.642)
  5. Erlich Bachman (-0.641)

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: ENTP (r = 0.66)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.59)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.49)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.47)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.25)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.18)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.17)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.13)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.03)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.05)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.06)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.06)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.07)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.12)
  15. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.17)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.19)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.27)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.28)
  19. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.32)
  20. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.37)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.46)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.47)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.5)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.69)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.71)


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