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Gaius Baltar 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. 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
arrogant (not humble)96.496.6132
narcissistic (not low self esteem)95.61111.725
vain (not demure)95.5210.6137
nerd (not jock)94.4329.6140
pretentious (not unassuming)94.058.422
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)93.879.1116
high IQ (not low IQ)93.87712.1123
hedonist (not monastic)93.5215.920
salacious (not wholesome)93.2108.421
dramatic (not no-nonsense)92.9199.048
indulgent (not sober)92.81311.1123
lustful (not chaste)92.6912.8105
moody (not stable)92.12112.5123
intellectual (not physical)92.03514.3128
urban (not rural)91.7715.725
mischievous (not well behaved)91.67112.4137
flamboyant (not modest)91.5329.8115
experimental (not reliable)91.11014.531
selfish (not altruistic)90.85416.8136
cunning (not honorable)90.62712.8134
debased (not pure)90.3229.8147
lavish (not frugal)90.33515.0131
anxious (not calm)90.22013.2122
deviant (not average)90.0309.472
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)90.05517.622
privileged (not oppressed)89.89517.421
cosmopolitan (not provincial)89.6619.1123
outlaw (not sheriff)89.64611.8126
driven (not unambitious)89.320519.1119
individualist (not communal)89.23615.345
traitorous (not loyal)89.11614.4147
tense (not relaxed)89.08213.0141
bookish (not sporty)88.711617.7104
🧠 (not 💪)88.58118.522
hypocritical (not equitable)88.41713.152
suspicious (not trusting)88.18617.9144
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)88.12319.5101
biased (not impartial)88.03817.7130
charming (not trusting)87.61216.0126
rich (not poor)87.517316.4134
kinky (not vanilla)87.44212.8124
high-tech (not low-tech)87.25919.9118
scandalous (not proper)86.67517.1129
weird (not normal)86.57914.5145
fast-talking (not slow-talking)86.56720.326
backdoor (not official)86.34617.6123
secretive (not open-book)85.911626.527
guarded (not open)85.814318.5136
work-first (not family-first)85.810419.5105
competitive (not cooperative)85.719320.8116
jealous (not compersive)85.75517.1113
🙃 (not 🥰)85.73616.818
roundabout (not direct)85.6417.5145
highbrow (not lowbrow)85.53119.1141
worldly (not innocent)85.212416.2142
head@clouds (not down2earth)85.26121.8129
sarcastic (not genuine)85.16118.0129
quarrelsome (not warm)85.012916.8127
technophile (not luddite)85.04222.2121
poisonous (not nurturing)84.310420.052
😈 (not 😇)84.211515.720
political (not nonpolitical)84.19725.4136
night owl (not morning lark)83.811612.270
cryptic (not straightforward)83.41619.5119
refined (not rugged)83.411019.2140
eloquent (not unpolished)83.415922.3123
tailor (not blacksmith)83.35624.629
bitter (not sweet)83.111514.5123
child free (not pronatalist)83.16222.0101
🎩 (not 🧢)82.815720.613
chaotic (not orderly)82.712820.2133
ranged (not melee)82.61325.116
crazy (not sane)82.510118.119
deranged (not reasonable)82.57921.522
🐀 (not 🐘)82.53118.018
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.47910.923
stylish (not slovenly)82.217718.2148
zany (not regular)82.111318.415
self-destructive (not self-improving)82.110823.426
punchable (not loveable)82.09218.719
cringeworthy (not inspiring)81.96418.845
wavering (not resolute)81.7321.220
extreme (not moderate)81.623919.7122
creative (not conventional)81.213021.4119
demonic (not angelic)81.111615.2130
expressive (not stoic)81.017323.2112
obsessed (not aloof)80.912126.7119
unpatriotic (not patriotic)80.91129.418
valedictorian (not drop out)80.830130.122
philosophical (not real)80.51320.774
impatient (not patient)80.422022.452
exuberant (not subdued)80.314821.823
conspiracist (not sheeple)80.213623.988
scientific (not artistic)80.116424.6131
chatty (not reserved)79.922321.2139
extraordinary (not mundane)79.825721.7124
gloomy (not sunny)79.813914.819
vengeful (not forgiving)79.722617.3111
flimsy (not sturdy)79.73119.423
claustrophobic (not spelunker)79.72619.018
frenzied (not sleepy)79.521422.921
rude (not respectful)79.312419.2103
genius (not dunce)78.925925.4156
unorthodox (not traditional)78.818927.545
rebellious (not obedient)78.731427.692
offended (not chill)78.718023.025
🤑 (not 🤠)78.613132.416
charismatic (not uninspiring)78.436824.7114
miserable (not joyful)78.315919.620
juvenile (not mature)78.213716.447
complicated (not simple)78.125828.2100
sad (not happy)77.914017.5148
stinky (not fresh)77.96625.015
French (not Russian)77.97926.019
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.630826.7115
sexist (not feminist)77.511921.124
intense (not lighthearted)77.434924.429
important (not irrelevant)77.352229.021
disreputable (not prestigious)77.38423.896
overspender (not penny-pincher)77.311829.230
careful (not brave)77.25025.6129
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)77.118223.818
sensitive (not thick-skinned)77.110326.0141
metrosexual (not macho)77.113226.825
hipster (not basic)76.96025.3141
judgemental (not accepting)76.922426.055
smooth (not rough)76.89321.9137
edgy (not politically correct)76.822423.6143
villainous (not heroic)76.612819.1136
mysterious (not unambiguous)76.514824.5136
transient (not permanent)76.43125.142
unfixable (not fixable)76.310325.632
insulting (not complimentary)75.919526.055
trash (not treasure)75.87127.747
traumatized (not flourishing)75.823026.319
ludicrous (not sensible)75.715021.9136
libertarian (not socialist)75.65629.394
cruel (not kind)75.614216.1113
playful (not shy)75.640123.8126
feisty (not gracious)75.538025.084
abstract (not concrete)75.310427.125
foolish (not wise)75.113620.2138
wild (not tame)75.034725.7151
codependent (not independent)74.712429.6114
💔 (not 💝)74.415426.719
🛌 (not 🧗)74.29825.514
modern (not historical)74.121225.269
sorrowful (not cheery)74.123622.0134
cold (not warm)74.021821.1124
thin (not thick)73.920822.767
😭 (not 😀)73.611422.819
🤺 (not 🏌)73.642528.716
vibrant (not geriatric)73.638225.717
🐷 (not 🐮)73.48026.318
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.446431.516
impulsive (not cautious)73.329527.5117
western (not eastern)73.213627.413
anarchist (not statist)72.917127.824
gossiping (not confidential)72.819230.2117
hesitant (not decisive)72.57322.6146
specialist (not generalist)72.421333.238
outsider (not insider)72.218630.583
imaginative (not practical)72.217627.9111
fast (not slow)72.143327.5123
arcane (not mainstream)72.120929.5132
suspicious (not awkward)72.139828.8126
freelance (not corporate)72.136833.912
pessimistic (not optimistic)72.022028.4123
flexible (not rigid)72.011229.2114
presidential (not folksy)71.828125.218
creepy (not disarming)71.610429.546
authoritarian (not democratic)71.425929.8107
mad (not glad)71.332127.224
bold (not shy)71.179727.9121
lewd (not tasteful)71.014426.1138
manicured (not scruffy)70.655731.0138
subjective (not objective)70.67031.737
puny (not mighty)70.58525.1127
romantic (not dispassionate)70.347629.532
dorky (not cool)70.223523.019
lost (not enlightened)70.024627.232
soft (not hard)69.825026.849
English (not German)69.862332.617
curious (not apathetic)69.543130.0135
resourceful (not helpless)69.477931.249
soulless (not soulful)69.315227.856
Italian (not Swedish)69.026929.118
variable (not consistent)68.811431.026
plays hard (not works hard)68.720028.8125
🐐 (not 🦒)68.724926.518
lenient (not strict)68.526227.4124
spicy (not mild)68.548227.7126
disorganized (not self-disciplined)68.318328.4125
mathematical (not literary)67.718031.5118
avant-garde (not classical)67.519524.653
introspective (not not introspective)67.540728.616
perceptive (not unobservant)67.578425.925
heathen (not devout)67.422831.6111
🤣 (not 😊)67.021527.022
civilized (not barbaric)66.660828.0126
soft (not hard)66.630229.1128
decorative (not utilitarian)66.617132.938
egalitarian (not racist)66.686022.715
scrub (not legit)66.510329.027
🦄 (not 🐴)66.227329.420
studious (not goof-off)66.165230.325
loud (not quiet)66.047228.7154
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)65.931636.818
industrial (not domestic)65.829328.846
circular (not linear)65.819019.419
enslaved (not emancipated)65.79830.4136
pro (not noob)65.770827.721
🦇 (not 🐿)65.630333.323
short (not tall)65.629124.7118
nihilist (not existentialist)65.510732.052
poetic (not factual)65.424228.126
gatherer (not hunter)65.236431.126
extrovert (not introvert)65.149830.0124
💃 (not 🧕)65.153232.427
go-getter (not slugabed)64.886627.516
autistic (not neurotypical)64.75927.3119
believable (not poorly-written)64.791323.526
sickly (not healthy)64.614625.8133
bold (not serious)64.542229.0147
metaphorical (not literal)64.115530.2138
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)64.026431.621
moist (not dry)63.727130.625
beautiful (not ugly)63.683927.845
charming (not awkward)63.459230.7124
open-minded (not close-minded)63.349930.4137
submissive (not dominant)63.225630.7153
varied (not repetitive)63.213632.849
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)63.053631.8101
master (not apprentice)63.065830.948
beta (not alpha)62.430232.196
atheist (not theist)62.450435.542
funny (not humorless)62.253130.0117
spontaneous (not scheduled)62.139533.6141
reclusive (not social)62.135531.617
🤐 (not 😜)61.644826.515
gendered (not androgynous)61.5103628.161
multicolored (not monochrome)61.437633.835
insecure (not confident)61.022333.6129
sheltered (not street-smart)61.031033.7120
shallow (not deep)60.428229.940
tight (not loose)60.370432.919
skeptical (not spiritual)60.276634.1113
vulnerable (not armoured)60.229031.2106
theoretical (not empirical)60.113933.1127
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.044834.728
👟 (not 🥾)59.748133.120
📉 (not 📈)59.718231.828
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.531437.226
first-mate (not captain)58.653534.9105
🧐 (not 😎)58.643829.329
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.622034.622
purple (not orange)58.541033.498
fortunate (not unlucky)58.441733.0114
idealist (not realist)58.345039.650
preppy (not punk rock)58.165332.027
lazy (not diligent)58.011531.7142
gregarious (not private)57.938134.9146
🤡 (not 👽)57.936136.216
emotional (not logical)57.459531.3115
young (not old)57.470119.5144
vague (not precise)57.424833.470
chortling (not giggling)57.468829.525
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.019534.679
liberal (not conservative)56.969035.021
interesting (not tiresome)56.884934.9147
clumsy (not coordinated)56.733429.5126
🥴 (not 🥳)56.558133.922
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.550838.224
crafty (not scholarly)56.169132.3114
trolling (not triggered)56.030530.125
explorer (not builder)55.854634.2119
depressed (not bright)55.547631.2101
resistant (not resigned)55.398832.5127
passive (not assertive)55.127431.0114
incompetent (not competent)55.120933.8109
indiscreet (not tactful)55.132132.520
Greek (not Roman)54.941933.224
animalistic (not human)54.829929.492
self-assured (not self-conscious)54.886338.089
formal (not intimate)54.856831.319
cannibal (not vegan)54.755532.819
bossy (not meek)54.587333.7150
involved (not remote)54.494934.2132
neat (not messy)54.477732.576
oblivious (not alert)54.137929.122
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.760234.4111
persistent (not quitter)53.5122334.320
angry (not good-humored)53.353828.7102
attractive (not repulsive)53.294631.4128
musical (not off-key)53.248931.424
playful (not serious)53.047432.0118
methodical (not astonishing)52.977332.7114
unprepared (not hoarder)52.840732.6114
pack rat (not minimalist)52.750133.621
💩 (not 🌟)52.730829.622
instinctual (not reasoned)52.671332.4131
🐒 (not 🐩)52.456440.416
rational (not whimsical)52.377534.5132
ferocious (not pacifist)52.279732.3132
🤖 (not 👻)52.156833.621
active (not slothful)52.0110129.698
😏 (not 😬)52.070434.927
slacker (not workaholic)51.828432.953
🤔 (not 🤫)51.681132.418
overprepared (not efficient)51.524730.724
spontaneous (not deliberate)51.344432.5132
straight (not queer)51.2105632.048
whippersnapper (not sage)51.265733.226
hurried (not leisurely)51.175932.5102
feminine (not masculine)50.153421.5131

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 (0.758)
  2. Loki (0.747)
  3. Ryan Howard (0.744)
  4. Petyr Baelish (0.73)
  5. The Wizard of Oz (0.702)
  1. Sheriff Truman (-0.607)
  2. Ed Hurley (-0.602)
  3. Charlie Swan (-0.599)
  4. Hakoda (-0.575)
  5. Samwise Gamgee (-0.574)

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: ISFJ (r = 0.62)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.58)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.44)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.4)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.39)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.37)
  7. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.37)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.36)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.34)
  10. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.3)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.2)
  12. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.2)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.17)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.12)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.06)
  16. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.05)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.03)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.0)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.05)
  20. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.11)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.12)
  22. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.15)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.17)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.19)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.28)


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