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William Adama Personality Statistics

William Adama is a character from Battlestar Galactica. 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
captain (not first-mate)97.546.2108
sturdy (not flimsy)97.325.727
persistent (not quitter)96.8147.229
diligent (not lazy)96.4136.6128
important (not irrelevant)96.1137.714
workaholic (not slacker)95.6207.846
competent (not incompetent)95.4198.2113
pro (not noob)94.9227.215
patriotic (not unpatriotic)94.947.121
loyal (not traitorous)94.64012.895
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.6357.7167
master (not apprentice)94.6217.746
devoted (not unfaithful)94.53210.66
never cries (not often crying)93.9115.29
valedictorian (not drop out)93.8358.013
studious (not goof-off)93.6167.122
resolute (not wavering)93.689.220
driven (not unambitious)93.46910.8102
mighty (not puny)93.3108.2138
prestigious (not disreputable)93.1210.2110
resourceful (not helpless)93.04914.537
badass (not weakass)93.0869.929
on-time (not tardy)93.04310.827
mature (not juvenile)92.41511.256
confidential (not gossiping)92.31811.0133
inspiring (not cringeworthy)92.269.048
intense (not lighthearted)92.24411.320
queen (not princess)92.24710.729
assertive (not passive)92.13911.8100
alpha (not beta)92.05813.8103
go-getter (not slugabed)92.0247.315
motivated (not unmotivated)92.013912.310
frank (not sugarcoated)91.8358.214
direct (not roundabout)91.73011.7145
confident (not insecure)91.6339.1137
coordinated (not clumsy)91.65911.1125
bold (not shy)91.517010.3151
legit (not scrub)91.51111.625
masculine (not feminine)91.49811.8123
dominant (not submissive)91.210211.8120
works hard (not plays hard)91.12112.8106
charismatic (not uninspiring)91.14210.2115
🥾 (not 👟)91.1179.428
serious (not playful)91.13810.5136
rational (not whimsical)91.089.7131
pointed (not random)90.93310.422
bossy (not meek)90.99911.4144
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.83314.0126
alert (not oblivious)90.73710.625
factual (not exaggerating)90.7138.629
stoic (not hypochondriac)90.768.513
tasteful (not lewd)90.6411.5122
worldly (not innocent)90.52614.2142
heroic (not villainous)90.58310.5134
straight (not queer)90.46012.454
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.410012.424
vintage (not trendy)90.32110.422
permanent (not transient)90.2410.745
utilitarian (not decorative)90.0812.346
one-faced (not two-faced)89.93910.228
high standards (not desperate)89.93314.537
orderly (not chaotic)89.82813.5137
no-nonsense (not dramatic)89.81218.145
overachiever (not underachiever)89.89612.332
wise (not foolish)89.53313.1133
reserved (not chatty)89.24111.0133
🌟 (not 💩)88.99518.836
high IQ (not low IQ)88.923112.8121
decisive (not hesitant)88.86212.7115
neat (not messy)88.68515.381
gendered (not androgynous)88.510119.042
sheriff (not outlaw)88.44814.0121
proper (not scandalous)88.23113.7130
clean (not perverted)88.28316.027
sensible (not ludicrous)88.11915.6132
sage (not whippersnapper)88.1815.623
down2earth (not head@clouds)88.02117.8102
tight (not loose)88.05114.626
opinionated (not jealous)87.92512.77
deep (not shallow)87.82612.141
chortling (not giggling)87.8911.619
realistic (not fantastical)87.33214.429
precise (not vague)87.25416.277
dramatic (not comedic)87.07315.825
rock (not rap)87.06816.415
armoured (not vulnerable)86.76112.7110
demanding (not unchallenging)86.721516.920
profound (not ironic)86.5510.831
honorable (not cunning)86.34616.5158
calm (not anxious)86.32015.7135
active (not slothful)86.221316.999
reasonable (not deranged)86.24910.124
stoic (not expressive)86.12416.9120
respectful (not rude)86.18813.7132
sane (not crazy)85.92019.321
hard-work (not natural-talent)85.91913.031
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.811614.8142
old (not young)85.88211.2141
self-assured (not self-conscious)85.66819.1120
prideful (not envious)85.53514.111
tactful (not indiscreet)85.43011.522
still (not twitchy)85.31717.329
macho (not metrosexual)85.24116.918
formal (not intimate)85.14814.620
street-smart (not sheltered)85.118718.1106
consistent (not variable)85.03916.924
treasure (not trash)84.923117.749
perceptive (not unobservant)84.732617.931
independent (not codependent)84.416420.4122
modest (not flamboyant)84.25117.8143
guarded (not open)84.022114.3132
altruistic (not selfish)83.811516.2116
cocky (not timid)83.829416.26
human (not animalistic)83.718214.9100
genius (not dunce)83.318912.8145
classical (not avant-garde)82.83922.541
winter (not summer)82.88915.814
frugal (not lavish)82.74013.3134
hunter (not gatherer)82.718018.522
wooden (not plastic)82.77117.411
sober (not indulgent)82.32520.7144
practical (not imaginative)82.314119.4105
reliable (not experimental)82.310220.223
thick-skinned (not sensitive)82.25519.5120
wholesome (not salacious)82.114520.722
OCD (not ADHD)82.110919.333
soulful (not soulless)82.034120.248
concrete (not abstract)82.05418.321
introspective (not not introspective)81.86719.924
🐘 (not 🐀)81.82723.036
civilized (not barbaric)81.728319.1156
straightforward (not cryptic)81.68423.9132
extraordinary (not mundane)81.625020.1125
historical (not modern)81.48318.379
stubborn (not accommodating)81.337217.931
private (not gregarious)81.314218.7145
pure (not debased)81.210917.4126
strict (not lenient)81.118117.1135
genuine (not sarcastic)81.111321.4116
hard (not soft)81.018816.1133
believable (not poorly-written)81.023718.322
😊 (not 🤣)80.98118.833
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)80.913322.316
spelunker (not claustrophobic)80.73924.721
distant (not touchy-feely)80.715414.910
🤐 (not 😜)80.77620.537
nurturing (not poisonous)80.622018.737
🤠 (not 🤑)80.411920.035
tense (not relaxed)80.237519.3150
rhythmic (not stuttering)80.222219.825
sorrowful (not cheery)79.914514.2107
attentive (not interrupting)79.99217.036
official (not backdoor)79.87020.6100
gloomy (not sunny)79.817611.326
interesting (not tiresome)79.626319.4105
statist (not anarchist)79.26023.729
basic (not hipster)79.114821.6132
giving (not receiving)79.022217.38
industrial (not domestic)78.85520.848
🐴 (not 🦄)78.414328.738
🤺 (not 🏌)78.233626.037
🧗 (not 🛌)78.129028.327
🤖 (not 👻)78.06514.928
methodical (not astonishing)77.914923.9122
epic (not deep)77.86330.214
equitable (not hypocritical)77.711621.364
subdued (not exuberant)77.63220.321
chosen one (not everyman)77.613521.119
normal (not weird)77.55619.5141
normie (not freak)77.48421.925
sad (not happy)77.319013.6111
communal (not individualist)77.32924.544
neurotypical (not autistic)77.228120.8126
privileged (not oppressed)77.241620.026
pensive (not serene)77.215817.318
chaste (not lustful)77.16119.3123
well behaved (not mischievous)77.015323.7118
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)77.07229.428
empirical (not theoretical)76.93121.2129
eloquent (not unpolished)76.936922.0115
slow-talking (not fast-talking)76.85219.527
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.819419.113
scientific (not artistic)76.628520.4142
egalitarian (not racist)76.671225.219
enlightened (not lost)76.611220.223
washed (not muddy)76.625229.610
haunted (not blissful)76.535816.915
thrifty (not extravagant)76.511021.613
regular (not zany)76.35424.125
suspicious (not awkward)75.933917.6130
work-first (not family-first)75.430524.5128
efficient (not overprepared)75.416522.313
cautious (not impulsive)75.320318.0115
predictable (not quirky)75.39122.811
corporate (not freelance)75.219524.517
prudish (not flirtatious)75.112617.38
📈 (not 📉)75.014823.036
hoarder (not unprepared)74.914316.3119
disarming (not creepy)74.938421.137
Italian (not Swedish)74.918521.726
resistant (not resigned)74.833527.4128
🤔 (not 🤫)74.77625.142
empath (not psychopath)74.740724.223
pronatalist (not child free)74.59124.692
realist (not idealist)74.519925.147
opinionated (not neutral)74.579628.936
devout (not heathen)74.415923.8113
fresh (not stinky)74.251114.017
hard (not soft)74.234821.344
reclusive (not social)74.118416.127
fighter (not lover)74.122521.230
bookish (not sporty)74.052619.598
emancipated (not enslaved)73.934224.7121
intellectual (not physical)73.950019.0120
protagonist (not antagonist)73.854137.011
compersive (not jealous)73.815021.087
indie (not pop)73.630627.814
🧕 (not 💃)73.64020.138
blacksmith (not tailor)73.617824.618
not genocidal (not genocidal)73.554315.212
rigid (not flexible)73.427920.3106
monastic (not hedonist)73.45227.319
angelic (not demonic)73.433918.4128
healthy (not sickly)73.154822.1114
thick (not thin)73.020318.871
stylish (not slovenly)72.747025.9133
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.631420.5106
involved (not remote)72.646528.2121
vanilla (not kinky)72.523225.6135
concise (not long-winded)72.315029.69
dry (not moist)72.317023.625
charming (not awkward)72.248522.6119
brave (not careful)72.042824.2113
rich (not poor)71.750120.6125
cultured (not rustic)71.636932.411
existentialist (not nihilist)71.514821.944
kind (not cruel)71.470719.5132
linear (not circular)71.39528.516
white knight (not bad boy)71.344224.49
self-improving (not self-destructive)71.220519.324
tautology (not oxymoron)71.21827.68
western (not eastern)71.121428.621
unemotional (not emotional)71.112128.614
insider (not outsider)71.012530.072
fire (not water)70.850424.625
ferocious (not pacifist)70.553123.2115
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.427124.020
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.429434.734
picky (not always down)70.432725.714
curious (not apathetic)70.349321.0130
😇 (not 😈)70.337522.035
presidential (not folksy)70.336930.531
interested (not bored)70.253830.433
logical (not emotional)70.127122.0129
preppy (not punk rock)70.151926.113
attractive (not repulsive)70.075321.4139
triggered (not trolling)70.033121.627
loveable (not punchable)69.946920.219
quiet (not loud)69.630523.8142
chic (not cheesy)69.526032.017
grateful (not entitled)69.432721.825
objective (not subjective)69.310727.539
cool (not dorky)69.244019.923
skeptical (not spiritual)69.166624.6134
🎩 (not 🧢)69.046531.540
🧠 (not 💪)68.970021.420
feminist (not sexist)68.967528.516
proactive (not reactive)68.89524.49
👽 (not 🤡)68.230126.135
stable (not moody)68.114727.2112
humorless (not funny)68.122723.1125
low-tech (not high-tech)67.439428.6124
authoritarian (not democratic)67.336627.0127
realistic (not ambitious)67.018230.923
paranoid (not naive)67.047720.515
love-focused (not money-focused)66.972428.014
🐐 (not 🦒)66.638632.026
conservative (not liberal)66.624727.026
complicated (not simple)66.568530.290
goth (not flower child)66.426320.37
repetitive (not varied)66.238425.635
English (not German)65.9100929.528
Coke (not Pepsi)65.915933.827
reasoned (not instinctual)65.727726.4134
minimalist (not pack rat)65.635326.918
🐮 (not 🐷)65.526935.625
rough (not smooth)65.440427.1135
monochrome (not multicolored)65.439332.637
patient (not impatient)65.426427.547
non-gamer (not gamer)65.359334.121
literal (not metaphorical)65.250925.8125
contrarian (not yes-man)64.954935.09
earth (not air)64.758934.730
scholarly (not crafty)64.632528.0114
traumatized (not flourishing)64.664321.324
luddite (not technophile)64.532726.1127
analysis (not common sense)64.449132.113
demure (not vain)64.336525.4101
complimentary (not insulting)64.253721.258
💀 (not 🎃)63.949730.729
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.849629.097
serious (not bold)63.537233.0131
🧐 (not 😎)63.043538.934
secretive (not open-book)62.874924.822
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.553827.7133
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.448033.037
good-cook (not bad-cook)62.437727.214
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)62.138027.7101
miserable (not joyful)62.166225.916
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.066522.918
angry (not good-humored)61.943021.4106
manicured (not scruffy)61.983628.799
bitter (not sweet)61.854421.8101
factual (not poetic)61.860421.727
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.750329.696
impartial (not biased)61.68729.0115
forgiving (not vengeful)61.455423.6118
average (not deviant)61.330527.573
optimistic (not pessimistic)61.250626.0122
fortunate (not unlucky)61.142027.6116
musical (not off-key)61.136824.924
obsessed (not aloof)60.874729.0138
jock (not nerd)60.848726.0128
generous (not stingy)60.872222.219
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.743326.423
dog person (not cat person)60.753531.913
traditional (not unorthodox)60.647331.338
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)60.655927.527
🦇 (not 🐿)60.644329.335
ranged (not melee)60.646032.619
beautiful (not ugly)60.1110523.643
spicy (not mild)60.080227.8134
romantic (not dispassionate)59.790128.124
real (not philosophical)59.583127.770
tame (not wild)59.543726.591
judgemental (not accepting)59.463726.985
moderate (not extreme)59.235929.2105
bashful (not exhibitionist)59.128127.033
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.984825.271
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)58.980832.628
humble (not arrogant)58.850426.1121
depressed (not bright)58.650325.999
generalist (not specialist)58.425931.751
🏀 (not 🎨)58.448327.633
🥴 (not 🥳)57.964830.628
doer (not thinker)57.986027.934
trusting (not charming)57.550828.9125
Russian (not French)57.437929.920
rugged (not refined)57.156827.0123
hurried (not leisurely)57.172927.7118
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)57.069126.832
machiavellian (not transparent)57.063131.38
mad (not glad)56.678327.215
jaded (not innocent)56.695525.210
😏 (not 😬)56.371833.031
🥶 (not 🥵)56.350827.742
edgy (not politically correct)55.978029.2142
theist (not atheist)55.945931.432
conventional (not creative)55.859728.9108
introvert (not extrovert)55.751527.4133
uncreative (not open to new experinces)55.632128.2114
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.626232.373
🙃 (not 🥰)55.663032.825
vibrant (not geriatric)55.4103429.417
purple (not orange)55.261531.379
sleepy (not frenzied)55.112323.027
chivalrous (not businesslike)55.065129.713
radical (not centrist)55.073527.610
gracious (not feisty)54.933730.2112
cold (not warm)54.863426.393
suspicious (not trusting)54.580829.5130
fast (not slow)54.2108224.5139
unassuming (not pretentious)54.252432.819
open-minded (not close-minded)54.190125.9135
obedient (not rebellious)54.053229.3111
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)53.940632.737
unfixable (not fixable)53.949834.521
offended (not chill)53.386928.818
cooperative (not competitive)53.252429.8110
political (not nonpolitical)53.187434.4118
shy (not playful)52.836420.9122
expressive (not monotone)52.896524.18
arcane (not mainstream)52.786431.5114
night owl (not morning lark)52.294633.552
short (not tall)52.062622.7120
rural (not urban)52.041430.022
💝 (not 💔)51.980236.133
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.866530.1128
explorer (not builder)51.678433.4106
quarrelsome (not warm)51.586326.8131
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)51.545427.126
literary (not mathematical)51.296129.9118
cannibal (not vegan)51.276325.126
sexual (not asexual)51.0110825.325
gullible (not cynical)51.055726.74
🐒 (not 🐩)50.175831.436
Roman (not Greek)50.288531.626
😀 (not 😭)50.381629.636
socialist (not libertarian)50.454830.6133
provincial (not cosmopolitan)50.474227.8116

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (0.89)
  2. George S. Hammond (0.889)
  3. Leo McGarry (0.88)
  4. Aaron Hotchner (0.875)
  5. George Washington (0.871)
  6. Cedric Daniels (0.869)
  7. Wallace Boden (0.867)
  8. Frank Reagan (0.866)
  9. Duke Leto Atreides (0.864)
  10. Jean-Luc Picard (0.86)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.635)
  2. The Deep (-0.631)
  3. Denny (-0.591)
  4. Jeff Portnoy (-0.581)
  5. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.574)
  6. Connor Roy (-0.57)
  7. Jake Harper (-0.568)
  8. A.J. Soprano (-0.567)
  9. Michael Kelso (-0.553)
  10. Oscar Bluth (-0.552)

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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