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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)97.546.1114
diligent (not lazy)96.6106.3134
persistent (not quitter)96.4177.526
sturdy (not flimsy)96.127.230
competent (not incompetent)95.2198.4118
workaholic (not slacker)95.2228.054
master (not apprentice)95.0127.650
pro (not noob)95.0177.413
loyal (not traitorous)94.73812.698
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.6267.7169
patriotic (not unpatriotic)94.077.821
studious (not goof-off)93.9187.221
valedictorian (not drop out)93.9347.714
driven (not unambitious)93.75910.6105
🌟 (not 💩)93.71610.925
resolute (not wavering)93.659.220
mighty (not puny)93.298.2146
resourceful (not helpless)93.04114.041
go-getter (not slugabed)92.9187.815
prestigious (not disreputable)92.8311.6117
mature (not juvenile)92.7910.960
assertive (not passive)92.33211.7103
important (not irrelevant)92.15518.017
intense (not lighthearted)92.14411.022
confidential (not gossiping)92.02111.0139
direct (not roundabout)91.82611.5151
alpha (not beta)91.86313.8106
bold (not shy)91.713610.0156
legit (not scrub)91.71311.824
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.75412.028
masculine (not feminine)91.57511.7129
confident (not insecure)91.5289.7148
coordinated (not clumsy)91.45811.0129
dominant (not submissive)91.38811.6125
works hard (not plays hard)91.31412.6110
serious (not playful)91.23410.5142
rational (not whimsical)91.249.5139
bossy (not meek)91.08611.3151
inspiring (not cringeworthy)91.01112.351
worldly (not innocent)90.92012.7145
straight (not queer)90.84811.962
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.73314.3130
charismatic (not uninspiring)90.54810.4118
alert (not oblivious)90.43210.526
wise (not foolish)90.22511.5137
heroic (not villainous)90.28411.2140
tasteful (not lewd)90.1513.1132
gendered (not androgynous)89.76318.246
utilitarian (not decorative)89.6912.547
no-nonsense (not dramatic)89.6917.947
orderly (not chaotic)89.32714.1141
reserved (not chatty)89.33510.9136
permanent (not transient)89.3412.146
high IQ (not low IQ)88.919012.7125
decisive (not hesitant)88.85912.6118
neat (not messy)88.87115.085
sensible (not ludicrous)88.31615.5136
sheriff (not outlaw)88.34014.8134
tight (not loose)88.04814.626
sage (not whippersnapper)87.9815.324
deep (not shallow)87.72012.240
chortling (not giggling)87.6711.818
down2earth (not head@clouds)87.52218.2112
proper (not scandalous)87.43114.3133
precise (not vague)87.15916.079
armoured (not vulnerable)86.75412.6112
calm (not anxious)86.51715.5142
🥾 (not 👟)86.44019.816
macho (not metrosexual)86.42516.816
active (not slothful)86.218616.7101
self-assured (not self-conscious)85.95919.0123
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.99714.6146
stoic (not expressive)85.82217.6126
honorable (not cunning)85.84317.2161
respectful (not rude)85.78514.5137
old (not young)85.77011.0152
reasonable (not deranged)85.75110.123
formal (not intimate)85.74214.022
sane (not crazy)85.41319.222
treasure (not trash)85.018217.848
tactful (not indiscreet)84.83811.724
consistent (not variable)84.83817.024
guarded (not open)84.517514.1142
🧗 (not 🛌)84.513018.916
street-smart (not sheltered)84.417718.7114
modest (not flamboyant)84.44517.5150
independent (not codependent)84.014220.5132
altruistic (not selfish)83.79116.2122
perceptive (not unobservant)83.732518.432
🤺 (not 🏌)83.515718.523
reliable (not experimental)83.37220.523
genius (not dunce)83.216512.7145
human (not animalistic)83.217215.3101
hunter (not gatherer)82.716018.522
🐘 (not 🐀)82.62421.524
frugal (not lavish)82.54113.4141
sober (not indulgent)82.32520.4153
civilized (not barbaric)82.322218.9163
soulful (not soulless)82.327719.751
concrete (not abstract)82.24218.321
classical (not avant-garde)82.13722.341
🤔 (not 🤫)81.92215.525
thick-skinned (not sensitive)81.85119.3131
believable (not poorly-written)81.718317.924
introspective (not not introspective)81.66819.625
extraordinary (not mundane)81.621220.1128
straightforward (not cryptic)81.57323.8134
pure (not debased)81.310017.0133
practical (not imaginative)81.313320.1111
historical (not modern)81.27817.983
strict (not lenient)81.115616.9142
genuine (not sarcastic)81.110921.5125
hard (not soft)81.016016.6142
private (not gregarious)80.912618.7149
nurturing (not poisonous)80.619418.538
sorrowful (not cheery)80.510012.8113
wholesome (not salacious)80.416621.224
rhythmic (not stuttering)80.219119.825
statist (not anarchist)80.14023.231
gloomy (not sunny)79.913711.127
tense (not relaxed)79.931719.1151
spelunker (not claustrophobic)79.75924.920
🤐 (not 😜)79.77826.518
🐐 (not 🦒)79.23222.013
official (not backdoor)78.96720.8109
🤠 (not 🤑)78.812922.224
interesting (not tiresome)78.624020.5108
basic (not hipster)78.513922.3139
privileged (not oppressed)78.532617.826
equitable (not hypocritical)78.010021.166
egalitarian (not racist)77.855325.318
methodical (not astonishing)77.614724.0129
sad (not happy)77.315413.2115
eloquent (not unpolished)77.330921.5123
🤖 (not 👻)77.36816.718
subdued (not exuberant)77.32321.020
well behaved (not mischievous)77.111623.5121
neurotypical (not autistic)77.124320.9129
scientific (not artistic)77.021620.0150
normal (not weird)76.94220.2145
empirical (not theoretical)76.63021.7139
enlightened (not lost)76.610520.223
chaste (not lustful)76.56619.5127
industrial (not domestic)76.57923.250
efficient (not overprepared)76.512321.615
slow-talking (not fast-talking)76.35319.826
suspicious (not awkward)76.228017.7130
work-first (not family-first)76.225123.9131
resistant (not resigned)75.924226.9141
🐴 (not 🦄)75.914430.125
cautious (not impulsive)75.516217.9117
communal (not individualist)75.33826.645
hard (not soft)75.128221.950
regular (not zany)75.15124.527
realist (not idealist)74.913824.146
Italian (not Swedish)74.915621.726
hoarder (not unprepared)74.812516.0128
devout (not heathen)74.714623.2121
corporate (not freelance)74.717125.216
intellectual (not physical)74.538618.8130
bookish (not sporty)74.240919.3100
reclusive (not social)74.114916.426
compersive (not jealous)74.013421.191
📈 (not 📉)73.716023.527
emancipated (not enslaved)73.629524.8122
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)73.49933.315
stylish (not slovenly)73.338225.6139
disarming (not creepy)73.237723.240
pronatalist (not child free)73.29625.896
angelic (not demonic)73.130118.6135
😊 (not 🤣)73.124924.217
fresh (not stinky)73.144113.615
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.926520.6113
dry (not moist)72.914122.927
rigid (not flexible)72.824220.7117
thick (not thin)72.816918.872
involved (not remote)72.735928.4128
healthy (not sickly)72.448822.6118
charming (not awkward)72.438722.3123
vanilla (not kinky)72.320026.1143
minimalist (not pack rat)72.214525.916
😇 (not 😈)71.829220.425
triggered (not trolling)71.723420.226
rich (not poor)71.741820.7131
brave (not careful)71.537124.5119
presidential (not folksy)71.428530.430
existentialist (not nihilist)71.213222.045
self-improving (not self-destructive)71.217619.324
insider (not outsider)71.110830.174
🎩 (not 🧢)71.138129.520
linear (not circular)70.910428.516
kind (not cruel)70.858220.3144
monastic (not hedonist)70.85828.820
blacksmith (not tailor)70.820025.619
🐮 (not 🐷)70.78729.916
curious (not apathetic)70.340621.7132
logical (not emotional)70.321721.9131
attractive (not repulsive)70.261521.8145
ferocious (not pacifist)70.147123.2118
cool (not dorky)70.134421.022
preppy (not punk rock)70.141526.113
objective (not subjective)69.98427.440
western (not eastern)69.621027.821
loveable (not punchable)69.640119.820
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)69.428933.320
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.127324.221
🧕 (not 💃)69.08518.823
quiet (not loud)68.727124.0150
skeptical (not spiritual)68.656925.0137
stable (not moody)68.512427.4115
humorless (not funny)68.418522.6132
authoritarian (not democratic)68.230226.3137
feminist (not sexist)68.057328.918
repetitive (not varied)67.428726.439
low-tech (not high-tech)66.934228.5131
conservative (not liberal)66.620327.026
complicated (not simple)66.554330.193
English (not German)66.475929.129
secretive (not open-book)66.352324.523
reasoned (not instinctual)65.923126.4140
monochrome (not multicolored)65.830532.241
rough (not smooth)65.432426.8138
patient (not impatient)65.422827.447
literal (not metaphorical)65.340125.5130
demure (not vain)64.830725.2110
complimentary (not insulting)64.443121.357
serious (not bold)64.328132.6137
luddite (not technophile)64.130526.1131
👽 (not 🤡)63.637329.219
scholarly (not crafty)63.527228.3120
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.542129.3100
🦇 (not 🐿)63.533026.624
💝 (not 💔)63.437334.715
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.142727.2139
traumatized (not flourishing)63.056222.325
angry (not good-humored)62.735120.9106
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.338334.027
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)62.231127.4109
factual (not poetic)62.148022.425
🧠 (not 💪)61.871220.416
forgiving (not vengeful)61.745923.6119
impartial (not biased)61.77229.0119
bitter (not sweet)61.745721.7108
manicured (not scruffy)61.769828.4100
optimistic (not pessimistic)61.641825.5127
traditional (not unorthodox)61.437431.339
fortunate (not unlucky)61.335227.9118
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.244729.796
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.136026.023
obsessed (not aloof)60.961229.2141
jock (not nerd)60.639726.0131
ranged (not melee)60.639132.619
beautiful (not ugly)60.589923.449
real (not philosophical)60.465928.071
Russian (not French)60.225827.919
average (not deviant)60.126927.373
spicy (not mild)59.966627.4135
miserable (not joyful)59.960625.418
musical (not off-key)59.934325.125
narcissistic (not low self esteem)59.762522.216
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.568624.677
tame (not wild)59.235926.797
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)59.265933.127
🥴 (not 🥳)59.150030.315
judgemental (not accepting)58.754526.887
🧐 (not 😎)58.743537.317
generalist (not specialist)58.622332.154
🐩 (not 🐒)58.552032.719
humble (not arrogant)58.340926.7126
moderate (not extreme)58.131129.5109
depressed (not bright)57.842326.8103
trusting (not charming)57.538728.7132
hurried (not leisurely)57.458528.2119
rugged (not refined)57.346827.2129
unassuming (not pretentious)57.335930.223
vibrant (not geriatric)57.380629.718
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.119132.373
sleepy (not frenzied)56.19423.128
theist (not atheist)55.939831.432
😏 (not 😬)55.960029.725
romantic (not dispassionate)55.783930.426
introvert (not extrovert)55.541627.1142
uncreative (not open to new experinces)55.527528.4118
edgy (not politically correct)55.567529.1147
conventional (not creative)55.247428.5115
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)55.255429.116
mad (not glad)55.168326.915
gracious (not feisty)55.028629.9115
purple (not orange)54.852131.882
cold (not warm)54.452626.295
night owl (not morning lark)54.274833.258
suspicious (not trusting)54.169329.6137
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)54.132534.719
fast (not slow)53.988524.3151
open-minded (not close-minded)53.874525.8138
cannibal (not vegan)53.856923.226
cooperative (not competitive)53.543629.6115
obedient (not rebellious)53.543729.0119
😀 (not 😭)53.556330.219
shy (not playful)53.429121.1129
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.537327.225
arcane (not mainstream)52.471931.3118
political (not nonpolitical)52.272134.1130
short (not tall)52.251322.8121
🥰 (not 🙃)52.264032.321
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.054130.3130
unfixable (not fixable)51.546633.923
literary (not mathematical)51.478929.9123
explorer (not builder)51.464433.6116
quarrelsome (not warm)51.271526.5134
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.158728.2123
socialist (not libertarian)50.146030.7136
urban (not rural)50.993429.924
Roman (not Greek)50.271331.626
chill (not offended)50.651828.720

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. George S. Hammond (0.903)
  2. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (0.894)
  3. Cedric Daniels (0.882)
  4. George Washington (0.878)
  5. Leo McGarry (0.875)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.678)
  2. Denny (-0.624)
  3. Tobias Funke (-0.593)
  4. Jake Harper (-0.591)
  5. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.586)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.57)
  2. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.52)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.49)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.48)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.47)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.45)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.45)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.41)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.41)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.38)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.37)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.36)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.35)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.32)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.31)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.29)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.29)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.27)
  19. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.24)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.2)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.19)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.19)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.11)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.09)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.09)


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