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Laura Roslin Personality Statistics

Laura Roslin 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
persistent (not quitter)95.1448.118
important (not irrelevant)94.4297.717
studious (not goof-off)94.1117.328
presidential (not folksy)93.239.320
diligent (not lazy)93.011210.6145
high IQ (not low IQ)92.61169.0119
motivated (not unmotivated)92.61167.45
intellectual (not physical)91.8419.6131
workaholic (not slacker)91.011911.233
queen (not princess)90.96411.022
sturdy (not flimsy)90.8379.424
human (not animalistic)90.21611.887
political (not nonpolitical)90.13817.5146
mature (not juvenile)89.74613.954
bookish (not sporty)89.312012.176
pointed (not random)89.26610.726
tasteful (not lewd)89.11413.1122
driven (not unambitious)89.020714.0106
works hard (not plays hard)88.65313.8127
eloquent (not unpolished)88.27315.0123
go-getter (not slugabed)87.911013.222
nerd (not jock)87.916013.3149
feminist (not sexist)87.91429.926
tactful (not indiscreet)87.31713.230
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.222614.1117
valedictorian (not drop out)87.216725.416
alpha (not beta)87.018513.4102
civilized (not barbaric)86.814113.4120
demanding (not unchallenging)86.721514.636
devoted (not unfaithful)86.728120.612
master (not apprentice)86.419215.946
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.29612.2148
captain (not first-mate)86.214720.6104
competent (not incompetent)86.127016.8103
resourceful (not helpless)85.929017.843
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.721111.931
opinionated (not neutral)85.729221.924
confidential (not gossiping)85.614416.699
privileged (not oppressed)85.619813.533
believable (not poorly-written)85.47015.216
manicured (not scruffy)85.226815.2108
dominant (not submissive)85.128713.4125
assertive (not passive)85.121115.889
treasure (not trash)85.022716.327
prestigious (not disreputable)84.88816.2120
overachiever (not underachiever)84.826425.026
factual (not exaggerating)84.46019.024
badass (not weakass)84.137922.431
refined (not rugged)83.611114.6133
serious (not playful)83.619212.7128
soulful (not soulless)83.528218.047
perceptive (not unobservant)83.239824.224
highbrow (not lowbrow)83.15815.4121
rock (not rap)83.116318.916
mighty (not puny)83.022115.3122
patriotic (not unpatriotic)83.012724.323
deep (not shallow)82.89015.832
involved (not remote)82.710320.4125
🌟 (not 💩)82.727420.539
active (not slothful)82.637018.487
legit (not scrub)82.619920.327
love-focused (not money-focused)82.629112.611
sensible (not ludicrous)82.69017.8135
communal (not individualist)82.6817.249
genius (not dunce)82.421616.4159
precise (not vague)82.415515.890
bossy (not meek)82.436415.8129
beautiful (not ugly)82.351216.239
sheriff (not outlaw)82.313919.9132
fresh (not stinky)82.123213.620
non-gamer (not gamer)82.013522.233
clean (not perverted)82.024622.723
🧠 (not 💪)81.929226.840
stoic (not hypochondriac)81.95916.915
heroic (not villainous)81.539820.1131
opinionated (not jealous)81.41479.39
orderly (not chaotic)81.415920.0143
straight (not queer)81.436823.136
bold (not shy)81.263916.0131
nurturing (not poisonous)81.220715.340
rational (not whimsical)81.016021.4136
coordinated (not clumsy)81.036419.1120
sage (not whippersnapper)81.03023.334
altruistic (not selfish)80.916717.7146
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.912918.355
🐘 (not 🐀)80.93618.624
work-first (not family-first)80.720420.1114
😊 (not 🤣)80.78618.643
wise (not foolish)80.715518.5123
independent (not codependent)80.726721.1128
respectful (not rude)80.622618.6137
cultured (not rustic)80.414223.08
🎨 (not 🏀)80.131118.247
on-time (not tardy)80.037822.731
stylish (not slovenly)79.926518.5133
vintage (not trendy)79.928117.627
realistic (not fantastical)79.914821.517
not genocidal (not genocidal)79.632417.110
complicated (not simple)79.528619.6118
pro (not noob)79.546524.033
decisive (not hesitant)79.434120.6131
French (not Russian)79.36418.418
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.241020.2146
stubborn (not accommodating)79.044920.923
loyal (not traitorous)78.964621.8127
proper (not scandalous)78.816518.3103
modest (not flamboyant)78.715617.7128
curious (not apathetic)78.721321.7110
attractive (not repulsive)78.748814.3108
earth (not air)78.612824.025
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.528517.723
genuine (not sarcastic)78.416120.1111
statist (not anarchist)78.47129.719
dramatic (not comedic)78.332411.728
emancipated (not enslaved)78.220921.4122
utilitarian (not decorative)78.214218.535
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)78.117422.833
rich (not poor)78.037817.9103
OCD (not ADHD)77.923415.525
profound (not ironic)77.74727.627
haunted (not blissful)77.632017.034
reasonable (not deranged)77.624826.218
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.533222.2100
tight (not loose)77.527715.324
🐩 (not 🐒)77.320113.016
interested (not bored)77.326120.628
empath (not psychopath)77.233920.433
protagonist (not antagonist)77.141333.510
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)77.112218.223
existentialist (not nihilist)76.83820.037
resolute (not wavering)76.728627.025
no-nonsense (not dramatic)76.514629.051
frank (not sugarcoated)76.543019.310
ranged (not melee)76.44118.629
🎩 (not 🧢)76.431624.133
enlightened (not lost)76.311723.520
devout (not heathen)76.211722.3114
confident (not insecure)76.146722.8117
sickly (not healthy)76.16626.7130
disarming (not creepy)76.132720.751
permanent (not transient)76.012521.448
egalitarian (not racist)76.074124.723
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.020822.18
vegan (not cannibal)75.919022.525
consistent (not variable)75.820824.129
direct (not roundabout)75.742321.5117
gendered (not androgynous)75.474623.559
contrarian (not yes-man)75.42229.08
frugal (not lavish)75.317519.4124
official (not backdoor)75.312523.2136
introspective (not not introspective)75.322323.121
practical (not imaginative)75.333622.0102
sober (not indulgent)75.211922.8117
resistant (not resigned)75.231825.9156
builder (not explorer)75.210322.3124
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.024524.435
wholesome (not salacious)74.931723.221
washed (not muddy)74.830622.614
tense (not relaxed)74.758919.5131
focused on the future (not focused on the present)74.69221.6143
attentive (not interrupting)74.620321.016
intense (not lighthearted)74.449820.822
neat (not messy)74.348120.963
worldly (not innocent)74.351622.895
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.053131.122
high standards (not desperate)74.037026.734
cautious (not impulsive)73.923617.4116
urban (not rural)73.843326.520
extraordinary (not mundane)73.747624.6118
neurotypical (not autistic)73.649221.5134
🧐 (not 😎)73.618323.230
pure (not debased)73.428219.9107
self-assured (not self-conscious)73.443924.0103
still (not twitchy)73.211824.829
reliable (not experimental)73.131122.619
proactive (not reactive)73.04736.39
scholarly (not crafty)72.617324.4127
literary (not mathematical)72.522924.6119
alert (not oblivious)72.554824.123
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)72.523729.526
fixable (not unfixable)72.222029.320
patient (not impatient)71.816122.043
sorrowful (not cheery)71.837619.2122
private (not gregarious)71.840723.7146
down2earth (not head@clouds)71.732724.5128
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.660424.3129
monastic (not hedonist)71.67319.718
guarded (not open)71.466023.3112
concrete (not abstract)71.328826.023
white knight (not bad boy)71.244722.811
classical (not avant-garde)71.128023.749
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.029624.2117
corporate (not freelance)71.026924.025
fighter (not lover)71.029622.922
prideful (not envious)70.954718.97
optimistic (not pessimistic)70.930225.2141
preppy (not punk rock)70.850330.925
giving (not receiving)70.647025.613
factual (not poetic)70.635126.223
normal (not weird)70.515724.0115
feminine (not masculine)70.438819.7134
kind (not cruel)70.472321.1121
reasoned (not instinctual)70.418226.1120
minimalist (not pack rat)70.419823.425
angelic (not demonic)70.341419.5125
vibrant (not geriatric)70.254418.230
compersive (not jealous)70.124020.894
methodical (not astonishing)69.940226.3117
thrifty (not extravagant)69.827819.78
hard (not soft)69.746121.129
🤺 (not 🏌)69.763329.430
stable (not moody)69.512424.9126
socialist (not libertarian)69.42124.4125
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.332729.432
transparent (not machiavellian)69.322428.67
basic (not hipster)69.341620.8114
🐮 (not 🐷)69.213825.127
straightforward (not cryptic)69.151128.6131
calm (not anxious)69.020725.4127
charming (not awkward)68.957923.9122
theist (not atheist)68.918130.943
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)68.835726.2129
sane (not crazy)68.731820.326
scientific (not artistic)68.447125.0143
smooth (not rough)68.328524.2127
normie (not freak)68.325327.033
prudish (not flirtatious)68.325817.17
equitable (not hypocritical)68.136528.462
well behaved (not mischievous)68.131326.0143
insider (not outsider)68.018729.084
English (not German)68.089025.727
picky (not always down)68.039421.411
interesting (not tiresome)67.867829.3127
reserved (not chatty)67.740622.9130
never cries (not often crying)67.451523.711
strict (not lenient)67.348822.4108
one-faced (not two-faced)67.367428.433
brave (not careful)67.059726.9126
chaste (not lustful)67.024320.1106
deep (not epic)66.916126.521
Coke (not Pepsi)66.913730.213
obsessed (not aloof)66.752223.2123
old (not young)66.738816.5118
🧗 (not 🛌)66.658528.139
suspicious (not awkward)66.267022.2130
chortling (not giggling)66.156122.920
👽 (not 🤡)65.936819.933
demure (not vain)65.832822.5127
🤐 (not 😜)65.840324.933
predictable (not quirky)65.828820.19
sad (not happy)65.757021.2115
Swedish (not Italian)65.728933.114
cat person (not dog person)65.737232.415
stoic (not expressive)65.630926.4136
politically correct (not edgy)65.632325.6145
complimentary (not insulting)65.251526.632
💝 (not 💔)65.141836.928
triggered (not trolling)64.758521.922
📈 (not 📉)64.658228.819
hard (not soft)64.559122.0134
slow-talking (not fast-talking)64.520223.119
vanilla (not kinky)64.342528.6114
open-minded (not close-minded)64.356824.5117
subdued (not exuberant)64.324327.621
touchy-feely (not distant)64.138626.98
pensive (not serene)64.183528.229
armoured (not vulnerable)64.068326.789
romantic (not dispassionate)63.976524.026
cynical (not gullible)63.969329.19
hurried (not leisurely)63.649725.6119
🤠 (not 🤑)63.662632.536
tailor (not blacksmith)63.666431.919
rebellious (not obedient)63.173426.4105
hoarder (not unprepared)63.159221.991
western (not eastern)63.060034.322
good-cook (not bad-cook)63.036430.822
indie (not pop)62.964630.38
🧕 (not 💃)62.819727.236
cocky (not timid)62.891525.39
honorable (not cunning)62.663730.3142
quiet (not loud)62.347123.5143
🤔 (not 🤫)62.251331.325
rigid (not flexible)62.157323.7117
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.948729.8141
forgiving (not vengeful)61.854126.4136
frenzied (not sleepy)61.8107715.922
objective (not subjective)61.729925.832
social (not reclusive)61.760024.027
formal (not intimate)61.750726.126
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.787534.028
secretive (not open-book)61.777825.820
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.640429.519
bright (not depressed)61.451325.8104
unambiguous (not mysterious)61.456327.3116
spiritual (not skeptical)61.322230.7116
democratic (not authoritarian)61.257929.1119
dry (not moist)61.245028.018
😇 (not 😈)61.158523.936
loveable (not punchable)61.174630.228
self-improving (not self-destructive)60.944229.523
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.956632.414
low-tech (not high-tech)60.855426.2116
fast (not slow)60.790324.5140
ferocious (not pacifist)60.677329.7141
penny-pincher (not overspender)60.361925.019
💀 (not 🎃)60.358928.428
warm (not quarrelsome)60.248125.9128
summer (not winter)60.259429.915
conspiracist (not sheeple)60.181924.762
chic (not cheesy)60.148425.712
tame (not wild)60.042525.8107
jaded (not innocent)60.085820.66
empirical (not theoretical)59.949129.1133
🦒 (not 🐐)59.915028.819
suspicious (not trusting)59.769928.3111
generalist (not specialist)59.522331.251
😭 (not 😀)59.549229.337
Greek (not Roman)59.524329.914
concise (not long-winded)59.547833.516
traumatized (not flourishing)59.381426.127
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.371224.823
narcissistic (not low self esteem)59.176623.026
glad (not mad)58.846728.920
gatherer (not hunter)58.655332.635
cooperative (not competitive)58.542030.9128
charming (not trusting)58.165426.7116
🥰 (not 🙃)58.062230.316
🐿 (not 🦇)57.872335.632
paranoid (not naive)57.878222.812
mainstream (not arcane)57.742626.8114
short (not tall)57.650718.3128
luddite (not technophile)57.654723.9112
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)57.548124.7104
street-smart (not sheltered)57.388027.2110
multicolored (not monochrome)57.057729.142
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)57.062829.831
ambitious (not realistic)57.082633.730
offended (not chill)56.875122.123
literal (not metaphorical)56.787930.2113
linear (not circular)56.756631.027
moderate (not extreme)56.641628.4110
regular (not zany)56.646326.420
night owl (not morning lark)56.585831.954
efficient (not overprepared)56.5105031.221
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)56.547030.833
gloomy (not sunny)56.476827.716
centrist (not radical)56.147322.011
liberal (not conservative)56.086730.222
grateful (not entitled)56.064527.524
logical (not emotional)55.959826.8134
thin (not thick)55.882021.355
🥴 (not 🥳)55.774027.125
👻 (not 🤖)55.768425.826
creative (not conventional)55.573330.0133
wooden (not plastic)55.5105832.110
industrial (not domestic)55.468328.649
expressive (not monotone)55.388836.97
feisty (not gracious)55.2103827.8118
🦄 (not 🐴)55.255032.523
warm (not cold)55.176927.391
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.165731.587
🥶 (not 🥵)55.155029.631
unassuming (not pretentious)55.049925.721
exhibitionist (not bashful)55.092630.822
playful (not shy)54.8107121.5127
spicy (not mild)54.793228.396
👟 (not 🥾)54.769935.130
average (not deviant)54.547926.276
sexual (not asexual)54.5101630.124
miserable (not joyful)54.487821.818
realist (not idealist)54.374632.851
unlucky (not fortunate)54.174330.7118
modern (not historical)54.182331.054
humble (not arrogant)53.960525.8105
unorthodox (not traditional)53.882727.448
😏 (not 😬)53.880530.541
good-humored (not angry)53.781523.488
tautology (not oxymoron)53.735832.87
generous (not stingy)53.490224.126
judgemental (not accepting)53.378428.568
purple (not orange)53.170929.194
analysis (not common sense)53.187431.818
emotional (not unemotional)52.9108124.813
real (not philosophical)52.8106432.573
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)52.757936.812
humorless (not funny)52.658923.8117
serious (not bold)52.566630.5127
musical (not off-key)52.559926.712
goth (not flower child)52.554330.011
extrovert (not introvert)52.490727.3129
fire (not water)52.397031.032
doer (not thinker)52.3105032.627
pronatalist (not child free)51.949332.090
impartial (not biased)51.729428.0115
chosen one (not everyman)51.686639.05
sweet (not bitter)51.577223.5115
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.978331.681
metrosexual (not macho)50.998829.721
dorky (not cool)50.669222.214
varied (not repetitive)50.556327.156

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jean-Luc Picard (0.881)
  2. Minerva McGonagall (0.866)
  3. Peggy Carter (0.861)
  4. Dana Scully (0.859)
  5. Hermione Granger (0.858)
  6. Olivia Benson (0.852)
  7. Camille Saroyan (0.847)
  8. Leo McGarry (0.847)
  9. Kim Wexler (0.841)
  10. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (0.836)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.62)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.619)
  3. Jake Harper (-0.604)
  4. The Deep (-0.603)
  5. A.J. Soprano (-0.593)
  6. Homer Simpson (-0.566)
  7. Jeff Portnoy (-0.551)
  8. Oscar Bluth (-0.534)
  9. Kevin Rayburn (-0.521)
  10. Kevin Malone (-0.519)

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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Notes

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