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Galen Tyrol Personality Statistics

Galen Tyrol 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
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)93.739.2135
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)93.529.418
blacksmith (not tailor)91.838.625
straight (not queer)88.410316.248
diligent (not lazy)87.035216.3125
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)86.41321.9105
utilitarian (not decorative)85.02612.837
gendered (not androgynous)84.823913.549
resourceful (not helpless)84.827315.858
persistent (not quitter)83.954017.628
scruffy (not manicured)83.69313.8111
🐴 (not 🦄)83.55619.713
builder (not explorer)83.11716.0111
unassuming (not pretentious)82.91720.418
scientific (not artistic)82.812415.0102
orange (not purple)81.83317.6111
competent (not incompetent)81.737720.199
masculine (not feminine)81.628916.8135
modest (not flamboyant)81.28817.3124
workaholic (not slacker)81.142720.348
rugged (not refined)80.910713.698
🧢 (not 🎩)80.711827.618
technophile (not luddite)80.47621.2116
works hard (not plays hard)80.424718.7145
frugal (not lavish)80.16817.1124
🥾 (not 👟)79.711223.515
provincial (not cosmopolitan)79.54919.6107
sturdy (not flimsy)79.526218.819
straightforward (not cryptic)78.812320.2146
soulful (not soulless)78.838114.739
crafty (not scholarly)78.718421.6116
mathematical (not literary)78.56218.1104
believable (not poorly-written)78.330818.219
thick (not thin)78.310514.539
consistent (not variable)77.913218.615
practical (not imaginative)77.720619.293
first-mate (not captain)77.621225.2110
wholesome (not salacious)77.522216.925
chortling (not giggling)77.112817.122
reliable (not experimental)77.117625.019
poor (not rich)77.010315.8106
efficient (not overprepared)77.010522.026
folksy (not presidential)76.914522.527
slovenly (not stylish)76.78315.3105
🐐 (not 🦒)76.66222.618
high-tech (not low-tech)76.417524.9136
heroic (not villainous)76.347118.6124
kind (not cruel)75.945417.0135
unlucky (not fortunate)75.913316.6110
pro (not noob)75.847822.519
rough (not smooth)75.714016.2126
rational (not whimsical)75.525920.4133
confidential (not gossiping)75.538121.6109
honorable (not cunning)75.423521.6121
street-smart (not sheltered)75.336420.9106
traumatized (not flourishing)75.224224.421
unpolished (not eloquent)75.013717.396
🤠 (not 🤑)75.021320.416
master (not apprentice)74.842524.252
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.534421.4120
lowbrow (not highbrow)74.36216.3130
treasure (not trash)74.358825.334
Russian (not French)74.37023.112
methodical (not astonishing)74.023320.2104
basic (not hipster)73.724519.8116
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)73.612522.425
serious (not playful)73.540720.0107
literal (not metaphorical)73.516219.4112
sensible (not ludicrous)73.430221.7108
real (not philosophical)72.923622.363
gatherer (not hunter)72.722825.121
oppressed (not privileged)72.512013.219
orderly (not chaotic)72.332921.3111
biased (not impartial)72.335319.8110
industrial (not domestic)72.315024.543
nurturing (not poisonous)72.238822.738
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.249725.323
human (not animalistic)72.151423.198
specialist (not generalist)72.022626.248
factual (not poetic)71.725924.025
empirical (not theoretical)71.510024.6104
night owl (not morning lark)71.535823.545
patriotic (not unpatriotic)71.339827.125
humble (not arrogant)71.322523.5112
down2earth (not head@clouds)71.128726.9120
low self esteem (not narcissistic)71.012815.824
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.924326.6108
altruistic (not selfish)70.833721.8108
high IQ (not low IQ)70.774520.8114
western (not eastern)70.718125.418
sage (not whippersnapper)70.615619.823
loyal (not traitorous)70.473326.2119
self-disciplined (not disorganized)70.363424.4102
subdued (not exuberant)70.310124.218
no-nonsense (not dramatic)70.222225.345
resolute (not wavering)70.143928.513
concrete (not abstract)70.127419.714
coordinated (not clumsy)70.056323.4114
🐿 (not 🦇)70.031526.520
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)69.913830.017
rural (not urban)69.912720.219
curious (not apathetic)69.842119.7129
active (not slothful)69.872422.796
vanilla (not kinky)69.824921.3120
involved (not remote)69.847422.5111
🌟 (not 💩)69.662122.322
sad (not happy)69.534422.3107
demure (not vain)69.420619.7107
tense (not relaxed)68.765822.5105
warm (not cold)68.540122.278
🐒 (not 🐩)68.523324.620
😇 (not 😈)68.435026.525
important (not irrelevant)68.476626.923
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.354422.7104
physical (not intellectual)68.121926.1126
healthy (not sickly)68.062021.1103
go-getter (not slugabed)68.077027.718
skeptical (not spiritual)67.959223.6122
classical (not avant-garde)67.931724.335
🤐 (not 😜)67.829628.514
direct (not roundabout)67.756725.2108
deep (not shallow)67.741319.434
miserable (not joyful)67.542321.122
trusting (not charming)67.415823.2132
sorrowful (not cheery)67.341321.3139
lost (not enlightened)67.330120.615
traditional (not unorthodox)67.226024.036
egalitarian (not racist)67.284527.417
romantic (not dispassionate)67.256519.727
mighty (not puny)67.159619.9117
repetitive (not varied)67.129224.142
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.130026.520
cooperative (not competitive)67.121625.8113
precise (not vague)66.950923.569
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.622425.816
🤖 (not 👻)66.524725.117
permanent (not transient)66.431129.136
communal (not individualist)66.314031.243
intimate (not formal)66.329215.617
melee (not ranged)66.214628.821
Italian (not Swedish)66.133330.013
respectful (not rude)66.146624.0122
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)66.024122.926
genuine (not sarcastic)65.937327.7102
jealous (not compersive)65.733821.676
hurried (not leisurely)65.732322.4113
dorky (not cool)65.732030.322
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.716821.316
devout (not heathen)65.635722.793
intense (not lighthearted)65.562926.229
guarded (not open)65.469225.7108
sheriff (not outlaw)65.437723.299
angelic (not demonic)65.447722.7125
👽 (not 🤡)65.333826.915
statist (not anarchist)65.232320.012
obsessed (not aloof)65.146323.6128
private (not gregarious)65.049525.4118
gloomy (not sunny)65.045322.023
democratic (not authoritarian)64.940927.8107
depressed (not bright)64.926825.2107
perceptive (not unobservant)64.984423.727
average (not deviant)64.418723.669
tasteful (not lewd)64.355324.5128
serious (not bold)64.328123.9118
😭 (not 😀)64.329724.618
mild (not spicy)64.024024.2129
macho (not metrosexual)64.027821.719
neurotypical (not autistic)63.977925.2103
socialist (not libertarian)63.85529.183
pack rat (not minimalist)63.726627.89
focused on the present (not focused on the future)63.629826.3105
reasonable (not deranged)63.450519.222
mainstream (not arcane)63.221226.3122
🧠 (not 💪)63.267430.018
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)63.259223.818
genius (not dunce)62.965420.5150
loveable (not punchable)62.956424.220
stoic (not expressive)62.731626.2120
hoarder (not unprepared)62.749518.285
monastic (not hedonist)62.717221.523
prestigious (not disreputable)62.560324.595
mad (not glad)62.450916.014
📉 (not 📈)62.414027.315
triggered (not trolling)62.455725.221
disarming (not creepy)62.372428.135
mature (not juvenile)62.352925.252
🧕 (not 💃)62.319923.127
civilized (not barbaric)62.269123.4125
well behaved (not mischievous)62.036025.297
emotional (not logical)61.950225.1142
pronatalist (not child free)61.624628.399
😊 (not 🤣)61.656322.416
🥴 (not 🥳)61.543523.415
moody (not stable)61.465526.1113
pure (not debased)61.348222.9115
legit (not scrub)61.381831.128
off-key (not musical)61.341927.220
reserved (not chatty)61.244324.7118
introspective (not not introspective)61.260226.317
self-destructive (not self-improving)61.147029.023
introvert (not extrovert)60.931624.9128
bold (not shy)60.898722.3100
rigid (not flexible)60.750122.5121
drop out (not valedictorian)60.632023.220
attractive (not repulsive)60.582117.6119
💝 (not 💔)60.445228.019
tight (not loose)60.469823.722
brave (not careful)60.364726.0105
nerd (not jock)60.361327.0131
proper (not scandalous)60.347525.089
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.234324.288
resistant (not resigned)60.184129.3148
linear (not circular)60.136332.816
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.957532.615
bossy (not meek)59.778824.9101
awkward (not charming)59.531622.3106
moderate (not extreme)59.329326.0100
lustful (not chaste)59.156825.6101
🤺 (not 🏌)59.182128.317
backdoor (not official)59.054026.5118
🐘 (not 🐀)58.944031.419
normal (not weird)58.834827.8114
ferocious (not pacifist)58.867026.0133
beta (not alpha)58.836628.593
Roman (not Greek)58.738326.514
feisty (not gracious)58.679325.695
driven (not unambitious)58.4110625.984
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.471529.251
pessimistic (not optimistic)58.349925.7114
codependent (not independent)58.334727.8102
stinky (not fresh)58.127128.121
political (not nonpolitical)58.057930.290
funny (not humorless)57.963026.1123
tame (not wild)57.939027.2111
mundane (not extraordinary)57.624825.6111
cautious (not impulsive)57.353027.6116
🥰 (not 🙃)57.352729.525
enslaved (not emancipated)57.221724.6106
assertive (not passive)57.187926.9103
monochrome (not multicolored)56.850125.936
sleepy (not frenzied)56.69120.020
studious (not goof-off)56.581522.518
suspicious (not awkward)56.476424.9117
theist (not atheist)56.438525.422
reclusive (not social)56.445628.030
sober (not indulgent)56.148126.6149
inspiring (not cringeworthy)56.167127.633
regular (not zany)56.039329.220
rhythmic (not stuttering)55.888223.621
existentialist (not nihilist)55.472126.629
tall (not short)55.267025.2109
anxious (not calm)55.269627.0112
obedient (not rebellious)55.240826.884
interesting (not tiresome)55.189228.6137
🐷 (not 🐮)55.035222.419
hard (not soft)54.767726.5118
offended (not chill)54.769024.224
slow (not fast)54.428122.4107
hard (not soft)54.368824.445
😬 (not 😏)54.245730.226
secretive (not open-book)54.277824.213
wise (not foolish)54.168924.196
alert (not oblivious)54.180926.317
equitable (not hypocritical)54.064027.846
vibrant (not geriatric)53.987926.019
bitter (not sweet)53.861226.0116
family-first (not work-first)53.859231.995
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.729425.793
impatient (not patient)53.677026.140
complicated (not simple)53.584031.089
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.438131.580
close-minded (not open-minded)53.443826.1128
fixable (not unfixable)53.474630.627
decisive (not hesitant)53.390625.8137
conventional (not creative)53.252430.6131
ugly (not beautiful)53.223624.331
penny-pincher (not overspender)53.268129.013
🤔 (not 🤫)53.275632.716
sporty (not bookish)53.146426.294
feminist (not sexist)53.184625.414
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)53.171725.817
open to new experinces (not uncreative)52.993328.693
charismatic (not uninspiring)52.8102926.2110
insider (not outsider)52.854428.973
tactful (not indiscreet)52.882625.621
edgy (not politically correct)52.573725.2100
accepting (not judgemental)52.556027.284
cannibal (not vegan)52.559624.116
historical (not modern)52.452428.166
liberal (not conservative)52.481327.117
instinctual (not reasoned)52.372030.4117
complimentary (not insulting)52.367424.738
vengeful (not forgiving)52.264028.5129
quarrelsome (not warm)52.269626.1114
playful (not shy)52.293524.0113
🧗 (not 🛌)52.281019.621
young (not old)52.177221.4117
sane (not crazy)52.158827.027
moist (not dry)52.061429.823
worldly (not innocent)51.891728.2113
messy (not neat)51.845727.062
German (not English)51.713929.015
insecure (not confident)51.435427.2126
objective (not subjective)51.457328.738
strict (not lenient)51.373526.1122
vulnerable (not armoured)51.345926.9103
freelance (not corporate)51.373130.123
suspicious (not trusting)51.175431.089
quiet (not loud)51.158528.0116
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.072325.4126
submissive (not dominant)50.842327.384
realist (not idealist)50.269634.949
🧐 (not 😎)50.261832.010
good-humored (not angry)50.671324.180
preppy (not punk rock)50.476927.524

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Miles O'Brien (0.795)
  2. Karl 'Helo' Agathon (0.746)
  3. Ed Hurley (0.745)
  4. Jet Black (0.707)
  5. Sheriff Truman (0.697)
  1. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.49)
  2. Daisy Buchanan (-0.464)
  3. Cheryl Tunt (-0.452)
  4. Jenna Maroney (-0.432)
  5. Princess Elizaveta 'Betsy' Tverskaya (-0.426)

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. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.73)
  2. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.69)
  3. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.65)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.61)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.61)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.61)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.58)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.56)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.55)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.46)
  11. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.44)
  12. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.43)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.41)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.39)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.35)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.31)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.24)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.23)
  19. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.2)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.19)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.16)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.13)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.14)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.18)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.22)


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