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Gaius Baltar Descriptive Personality Statistics

Gaius Baltar 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. 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 1,750 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
extravagant (not thrifty)98.713.411
arrogant (not humble)96.2147.1128
narcissistic (not low self esteem)95.8811.526
machiavellian (not transparent)95.815.913
vain (not demure)95.5410.6137
entitled (not grateful)94.7207.724
nerd (not jock)94.6369.6136
high IQ (not low IQ)94.56910.7125
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)94.478.5113
pretentious (not unassuming)94.228.221
hedonist (not monastic)93.5115.920
indulgent (not sober)93.11310.8118
ambitious (not realistic)93.158.321
two-faced (not one-faced)93.02115.534
lustful (not chaste)92.71213.098
dramatic (not no-nonsense)92.6249.247
moody (not stable)92.42512.4117
salacious (not wholesome)92.2118.718
intellectual (not physical)91.84614.6122
cosmopolitan (not provincial)91.8414.9117
flamboyant (not modest)91.7339.5108
lavish (not frugal)91.61712.3129
urban (not rural)91.6915.825
mischievous (not well behaved)91.58312.5136
selfish (not altruistic)91.55815.0130
experimental (not reliable)91.2814.133
cunning (not honorable)90.92412.6130
outlaw (not sheriff)90.45411.3124
🧠 (not 💪)90.38715.330
debased (not pure)90.2369.8143
privileged (not oppressed)90.010217.022
anxious (not calm)89.73413.4119
deviant (not average)89.4299.970
driven (not unambitious)89.223119.3115
hypocritical (not equitable)89.21912.952
tense (not relaxed)88.911813.1137
bookish (not sporty)88.717017.999
individualist (not communal)88.74915.543
traitorous (not loyal)88.53016.0143
high-tech (not low-tech)88.47717.8114
haunted (not blissful)88.46212.436
🎨 (not 🏀)88.311613.239
perverted (not clean)88.04110.524
suspicious (not trusting)87.99818.3136
charming (not trusting)87.51616.3119
sexual (not asexual)87.416326.825
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)87.32820.3100
demanding (not unchallenging)87.320418.321
kinky (not vanilla)87.25812.5117
interrupting (not attentive)87.25517.331
rich (not poor)87.023716.8126
🐀 (not 🐘)86.92012.735
opinionated (not neutral)86.928426.533
backdoor (not official)86.75417.6116
secretive (not open-book)86.715326.327
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)86.76322.711
crazy (not sane)86.66213.720
scandalous (not proper)86.510417.2126
fast-talking (not slow-talking)86.57920.326
weird (not normal)86.410714.5143
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)86.414121.522
😈 (not 😇)86.412113.131
guarded (not open)86.320817.2133
biased (not impartial)86.35820.2125
competitive (not cooperative)86.125820.3113
work-first (not family-first)86.113419.7102
jaded (not innocent)86.01539.711
roundabout (not direct)85.7517.8138
exaggerating (not factual)85.710512.923
freak (not normie)85.78419.325
highbrow (not lowbrow)85.53119.2138
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)85.54811.539
twitchy (not still)85.58322.124
flirtatious (not prudish)85.513326.68
🎩 (not 🧢)85.315621.730
cocky (not timid)85.328928.813
weakass (not badass)85.12417.630
worldly (not innocent)85.017116.4136
technophile (not luddite)84.96122.3120
jealous (not compersive)84.97618.4111
sarcastic (not genuine)84.98418.5127
head@clouds (not down2earth)84.78321.9126
quarrelsome (not warm)84.716216.9123
pensive (not serene)84.62611.026
lover (not fighter)84.46820.829
poisonous (not nurturing)84.214520.250
cultured (not rustic)84.27311.18
picky (not always down)84.06712.33
cryptic (not straightforward)83.81319.0110
expressive (not monotone)83.819318.213
frenzied (not sleepy)83.611918.221
political (not nonpolitical)83.512325.8130
night owl (not morning lark)83.517212.169
eloquent (not unpolished)83.419622.7116
chosen one (not everyman)83.35325.26
refined (not rugged)83.113919.3135
bitter (not sweet)83.116514.5123
tailor (not blacksmith)83.15524.629
chaotic (not orderly)82.918120.1130
child free (not pronatalist)82.88622.397
zany (not regular)82.812817.318
analysis (not common sense)82.88514.38
wavering (not resolute)82.7521.021
punchable (not loveable)82.712517.523
deranged (not reasonable)82.610822.220
plastic (not wooden)82.6187.78
ranged (not melee)82.6925.116
stylish (not slovenly)82.423318.1137
receiving (not giving)82.312824.713
🙃 (not 🥰)82.08923.325
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)82.013424.130
expressive (not stoic)81.920921.5103
extreme (not moderate)81.832618.8114
dramatic (not comedic)81.823823.426
psychopath (not empath)81.816918.032
demonic (not angelic)81.116115.5125
unpatriotic (not patriotic)81.11227.221
cringeworthy (not inspiring)81.010019.041
claustrophobic (not spelunker)80.92317.722
creative (not conventional)80.620422.3118
valedictorian (not drop out)80.642330.821
obsessed (not aloof)80.618026.9116
impatient (not patient)80.231722.651
metrosexual (not macho)80.29524.226
extraordinary (not mundane)80.135021.8122
self-destructive (not self-improving)80.017725.626
scientific (not artistic)79.924824.7129
philosophical (not real)79.92121.473
rude (not respectful)79.815718.7101
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.820623.979
overspender (not penny-pincher)79.811725.429
chatty (not reserved)79.632121.8132
vengeful (not forgiving)79.631317.4107
flimsy (not sturdy)79.63319.922
miserable (not joyful)79.420120.420
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.249724.3114
exuberant (not subdued)79.221322.222
radical (not centrist)79.010522.78
juvenile (not mature)78.817313.547
offended (not chill)78.722523.025
genius (not dunce)78.637925.6147
unorthodox (not traditional)78.528827.744
complicated (not simple)78.437928.1101
sexist (not feminist)78.415321.125
unfixable (not fixable)78.49823.232
rebellious (not obedient)78.246328.387
sad (not happy)78.220817.5138
intense (not lighthearted)78.246925.228
stinky (not fresh)78.17925.015
gloomy (not sunny)78.026414.319
genocidal (not not genocidal)78.011211.09
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.947526.8113
overachiever (not underachiever)77.863732.132
emotional (not unemotional)77.847126.812
desperate (not high standards)77.610229.921
careful (not brave)77.56525.8127
sensitive (not thick-skinned)77.315025.3133
traumatized (not flourishing)77.131625.920
long-winded (not concise)77.17230.111
judgemental (not accepting)77.030226.551
transient (not permanent)77.03525.043
🛌 (not 🧗)77.010024.426
bad boy (not white knight)77.022119.48
disreputable (not prestigious)76.910624.693
smooth (not rough)76.911821.5136
abstract (not concrete)76.911126.524
important (not irrelevant)76.879429.021
edgy (not politically correct)76.830023.7142
bad-cook (not good-cook)76.815430.521
thinker (not doer)76.77123.236
hipster (not basic)76.610525.7135
French (not Russian)76.613626.020
villainous (not heroic)76.517418.7130
mysterious (not unambiguous)76.522824.8133
insulting (not complimentary)76.525925.153
fearmongering (not reassuring)76.420921.314
trash (not treasure)76.39127.943
stubborn (not accommodating)76.262328.326
libertarian (not socialist)76.15929.492
exhibitionist (not bashful)76.126231.026
cruel (not kind)76.018115.9107
playful (not shy)75.957122.8119
ludicrous (not sensible)75.818821.6129
tardy (not on-time)75.816926.233
foolish (not wise)75.718319.9136
feisty (not gracious)75.648825.182
cat person (not dog person)75.621234.415
💔 (not 💝)75.419023.839
wild (not tame)75.350525.3149
paranoid (not naive)75.322935.99
vibrant (not geriatric)75.248425.619
impulsive (not cautious)74.638626.9110
thin (not thick)74.625422.265
🤑 (not 🤠)74.625533.724
codependent (not independent)74.317030.4110
sorrowful (not cheery)74.235922.1130
indie (not pop)74.235027.410
cold (not warm)74.130421.4120
gossiping (not confidential)74.022429.8118
often crying (not never cries)73.820920.010
motivated (not unmotivated)73.7120520.712
quirky (not predictable)73.524723.315
modern (not historical)73.332625.064
creepy (not disarming)73.313928.045
🐷 (not 🐮)73.311126.930
sugarcoated (not frank)73.33528.112
stingy (not generous)73.225126.334
outsider (not insider)73.023430.178
natural-talent (not hard-work)73.09425.628
rock (not rap)73.076716.210
resourceful (not helpless)72.898229.446
cynical (not gullible)72.851232.112
suspicious (not awkward)72.651428.6124
pessimistic (not optimistic)72.527628.4122
specialist (not generalist)72.428433.238
fast (not slow)72.366327.6113
dorky (not cool)72.227723.217
presidential (not folksy)72.239025.717
princess (not queen)72.216133.616
😭 (not 😀)72.119329.041
freelance (not corporate)72.154633.912
authoritarian (not democratic)71.933029.1105
anarchist (not statist)71.928827.725
imaginative (not practical)71.726028.1110
hesitant (not decisive)71.610722.7140
arcane (not mainstream)71.631329.9128
knowledgeable (not ignorant)71.678333.118
manicured (not scruffy)71.676030.4132
flexible (not rigid)71.518729.8111
🐐 (not 🦒)71.522725.927
mad (not glad)71.344227.224
English (not German)71.387030.620
bold (not shy)70.9114727.8119
🦇 (not 🐿)70.929432.233
western (not eastern)70.828730.517
lewd (not tasteful)70.618126.4134
romantic (not dispassionate)70.567929.133
puny (not mighty)70.312324.9120
fire (not water)70.162831.222
lost (not enlightened)69.934326.633
avant-garde (not classical)69.823324.254
air (not earth)69.89930.616
subjective (not objective)69.411931.638
businesslike (not chivalrous)69.441829.814
Italian (not Swedish)69.433928.716
curious (not apathetic)69.267830.2132
antagonist (not protagonist)68.921523.016
🤺 (not 🏌)68.880536.733
soulless (not soulful)68.622727.954
soft (not hard)68.640527.545
lenient (not strict)68.538427.7121
plays hard (not works hard)68.427328.8118
variable (not consistent)68.420031.625
spicy (not mild)68.070028.7122
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)68.040430.023
disorganized (not self-disciplined)67.925128.6122
circular (not linear)67.818618.018
scrub (not legit)67.712229.228
go-getter (not slugabed)67.6117926.216
industrial (not domestic)67.333128.844
🤣 (not 😊)67.329327.935
mathematical (not literary)66.925731.4113
heathen (not devout)66.832331.9106
Pepsi (not Coke)66.79732.413
civilized (not barbaric)66.489628.3122
ironic (not profound)66.332331.524
perceptive (not unobservant)66.2122526.623
studious (not goof-off)66.195229.726
soft (not hard)66.047229.4124
egalitarian (not racist)66.0133221.717
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.045336.131
believable (not poorly-written)65.9129221.725
loud (not quiet)65.866129.0144
decorative (not utilitarian)65.727733.037
enslaved (not emancipated)65.513830.4132
nihilist (not existentialist)65.512632.251
muddy (not washed)65.530830.512
short (not tall)65.341124.9121
bold (not serious)65.259529.0142
oxymoron (not tautology)65.226734.013
fantastical (not realistic)65.144631.823
hypochondriac (not stoic)65.025333.68
extrovert (not introvert)64.869529.5118
💃 (not 🧕)64.883232.139
sickly (not healthy)64.522925.8127
varied (not repetitive)64.418932.448
poetic (not factual)64.437727.728
jealous (not opinionated)64.412933.617
autistic (not neurotypical)64.210527.9112
💀 (not 🎃)64.257435.734
submissive (not dominant)64.035230.4150
unfaithful (not devoted)64.015236.49
metaphorical (not literal)63.822530.3136
gatherer (not hunter)63.852930.925
winter (not summer)63.854932.511
pro (not noob)63.7112128.422
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.438431.428
charming (not awkward)63.387330.9119
🦄 (not 🐴)63.343931.937
gamer (not non-gamer)63.237534.925
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)62.981532.294
funny (not humorless)62.776829.8113
spontaneous (not scheduled)62.659333.2136
📉 (not 📈)62.618031.132
beautiful (not ugly)62.4130428.646
OCD (not ADHD)62.487434.120
atheist (not theist)62.378034.240
tight (not loose)62.395033.320
open-minded (not close-minded)62.082131.0135
trendy (not vintage)61.927532.934
master (not apprentice)61.798931.843
moist (not dry)61.746631.528
gendered (not androgynous)61.6149628.257
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.661036.438
introspective (not not introspective)61.193932.819
beta (not alpha)60.947532.397
insecure (not confident)60.633333.8127
shallow (not deep)60.138129.940
🥴 (not 🥳)60.170333.936
skeptical (not spiritual)59.7115433.9109
🧐 (not 😎)59.761030.948
theoretical (not empirical)59.623532.9120
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.544137.326
contrarian (not yes-man)59.490032.016
🥵 (not 🥶)59.276729.733
sheltered (not street-smart)59.149434.4111
multicolored (not monochrome)59.064733.433
fortunate (not unlucky)58.956933.2111
love-focused (not money-focused)58.9112725.67
vulnerable (not armoured)58.745431.498
persistent (not quitter)58.6175334.722
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.630634.622
gregarious (not private)58.450635.0139
chortling (not giggling)58.398329.326
first-mate (not captain)58.277035.794
preppy (not punk rock)58.196032.027
touchy-feely (not distant)58.063335.422
purple (not orange)57.965233.893
lazy (not diligent)57.716032.0131
emotional (not logical)57.585231.2112
young (not old)57.2108019.5142
interesting (not tiresome)57.2127834.9149
indiscreet (not tactful)57.040831.622
idealist (not realist)56.970139.550
reclusive (not social)56.967033.917
bored (not interested)56.824132.222
vague (not precise)56.636733.767
flower child (not goth)56.5105731.312
clumsy (not coordinated)56.450230.0121
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.471138.124
deep (not epic)56.265930.928
neat (not messy)56.1106032.671
👟 (not 🥾)56.081434.440
trolling (not triggered)56.038430.125
self-assured (not self-conscious)55.9121737.786
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.741634.576
crafty (not scholarly)55.6102632.1106
💩 (not 🌟)55.537432.033
🐒 (not 🐩)55.571937.629
passive (not assertive)55.439330.8108
explorer (not builder)55.287634.3116
involved (not remote)55.1138034.4125
prideful (not envious)55.0148540.313
pointed (not random)54.9135940.730
resistant (not resigned)54.8147132.8123
depressed (not bright)54.777431.590
liberal (not conservative)54.7112735.622
incompetent (not competent)54.629933.7104
animalistic (not human)54.441729.590
🤡 (not 👽)54.465236.826
🤐 (not 😜)54.488535.232
unprepared (not hoarder)54.256732.2112
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.986034.4109
bossy (not meek)53.9128933.8145
playful (not serious)53.670032.2112
angry (not good-humored)53.576428.9100
rational (not whimsical)53.4109234.5127
instinctual (not reasoned)53.4101932.0124
attractive (not repulsive)53.0142931.2121
methodical (not astonishing)52.7111233.1115
musical (not off-key)52.774331.422
Greek (not Roman)52.673134.724
intimate (not formal)52.493230.716
chic (not cheesy)52.284430.913
spontaneous (not deliberate)52.067532.1128
alert (not oblivious)52.0127129.126
😏 (not 😬)52.0109035.340
🤔 (not 🤫)51.8116535.130
vegan (not cannibal)51.8101334.518
ferocious (not pacifist)51.6116032.4126
🤖 (not 👻)51.586436.243
whippersnapper (not sage)51.295433.925
reactive (not proactive)51.2106839.99
hurried (not leisurely)51.1116432.599
pack rat (not minimalist)51.179933.722
feminine (not masculine)50.178821.5129
slothful (not active)50.228329.495
slacker (not workaholic)50.744632.447
overprepared (not efficient)50.342231.223
queer (not straight)50.444730.847

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lee Sizemore (0.756)
  2. Loki (0.741)
  3. Petyr Baelish (0.733)
  4. Ryan Howard (0.731)
  5. Thomas Barrow (0.705)
  6. Commodus (0.704)
  7. The Wizard of Oz (0.703)
  8. Oswald Cobblepot (0.701)
  9. Sean Parker (0.698)
  10. Dennis Reynolds (0.696)
  1. Sheriff Truman (-0.612)
  2. Charlie Swan (-0.606)
  3. Ed Hurley (-0.6)
  4. Samwise Gamgee (-0.563)
  5. Hakoda (-0.559)
  6. Kanzo Mogi (-0.548)
  7. Eddard Stark (-0.539)
  8. Pop Tate (-0.535)
  9. Colossus (-0.531)
  10. Teddy Flood (-0.527)

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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