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Paul Varjak Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Paul Varjak is a character from Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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 2,000 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
preppy (not punk rock)89.34610.845
masculine (not feminine)87.623413.433
confidential (not gossiping)85.618815.317
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.121723.528
skeptical (not spiritual)83.91719.724
human (not animalistic)83.920614.538
gendered (not androgynous)82.146625.827
tall (not short)81.717215.469
manicured (not scruffy)81.046518.542
straight (not queer)79.646123.825
washed (not muddy)79.522524.324
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)79.46318.726
civilized (not barbaric)79.144717.732
bookish (not sporty)79.049820.527
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.744820.542
orderly (not chaotic)78.527415.631
charming (not awkward)78.434117.422
urban (not rural)78.330916.224
neat (not messy)78.241814.831
🎩 (not 🧢)78.034325.332
classical (not avant-garde)77.812921.140
neurotypical (not autistic)76.830416.824
🐩 (not 🐒)76.128125.228
English (not German)76.156619.721
persistent (not quitter)75.9126918.929
believable (not poorly-written)75.962323.523
predictable (not quirky)75.79523.624
eloquent (not unpolished)75.548619.032
pointed (not random)75.464516.725
down2earth (not head@clouds)75.327517.329
on-time (not tardy)74.964024.429
romantic (not dispassionate)74.752319.931
privileged (not oppressed)74.358426.831
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.149321.427
🐴 (not 🦄)74.032828.824
moderate (not extreme)73.910922.224
realist (not idealist)73.724227.029
white knight (not bad boy)73.747218.625
statist (not anarchist)73.519028.220
concrete (not abstract)73.528420.424
water (not fire)73.520518.825
sane (not crazy)73.426719.134
normie (not freak)73.217519.924
loyal (not traitorous)73.1103820.033
tailor (not blacksmith)73.138721.826
beautiful (not ugly)72.9102227.229
monochrome (not multicolored)72.825423.329
proper (not scandalous)72.736326.731
realistic (not fantastical)72.741322.128
non-gamer (not gamer)72.646031.627
devoted (not unfaithful)72.5112721.432
utilitarian (not decorative)72.339623.926
basic (not hipster)72.337620.436
reasonable (not deranged)72.246020.623
healthy (not sickly)72.173321.829
respectful (not rude)72.057017.331
private (not gregarious)72.053319.223
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.036825.828
vintage (not trendy)71.968327.922
still (not twitchy)71.916925.921
diligent (not lazy)71.9128521.232
presidential (not folksy)71.741617.028
consistent (not variable)71.739219.925
tame (not wild)71.624118.328
rock (not rap)71.689016.831
methodical (not astonishing)71.441417.529
average (not deviant)71.312520.429
reserved (not chatty)71.142420.030
reasoned (not instinctual)71.020827.331
😊 (not 🤣)71.049424.127
fresh (not stinky)71.077125.632
cultured (not rustic)70.948123.829
pacifist (not ferocious)70.825219.924
flower child (not goth)70.860418.931
serious (not playful)70.768815.532
serious (not bold)70.724927.530
high IQ (not low IQ)70.7113819.236
OCD (not ADHD)70.755022.621
quiet (not loud)70.638821.434
devout (not heathen)70.632115.221
prideful (not envious)70.567519.826
🤐 (not 😜)70.340618.724
🏌 (not 🤺)70.27629.028
princess (not queen)70.219225.926
stoic (not expressive)70.128520.836
traditional (not unorthodox)70.131126.834
🥴 (not 🥳)70.030818.725
vanilla (not kinky)69.935527.737
reliable (not experimental)69.946521.730
perceptive (not unobservant)69.8111724.932
cautious (not impulsive)69.741019.223
tense (not relaxed)69.697018.731
coordinated (not clumsy)69.684421.630
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)69.539227.824
regular (not zany)69.518322.532
scholarly (not crafty)69.327422.029
deliberate (not spontaneous)69.369725.626
heroic (not villainous)69.199416.529
attractive (not repulsive)69.1102226.124
mundane (not extraordinary)69.013321.935
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.064320.829
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.083026.222
subdued (not exuberant)68.919220.924
refined (not rugged)68.957525.632
factual (not exaggerating)68.944721.721
😇 (not 😈)68.852621.423
disarming (not creepy)68.781123.624
intellectual (not physical)68.576829.636
lover (not fighter)68.543121.929
morning lark (not night owl)68.126225.421
attentive (not interrupting)68.046823.937
modest (not flamboyant)67.957523.829
mature (not juvenile)67.763826.427
🤖 (not 👻)67.631323.021
sorrowful (not cheery)67.564219.923
obsessed (not aloof)67.461120.530
🌟 (not 💩)67.2108827.033
monotone (not expressive)67.124319.131
Swedish (not Italian)67.132829.034
literary (not mathematical)67.057028.229
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)67.078025.724
bashful (not exhibitionist)66.915721.425
valedictorian (not drop out)66.991130.821
🤔 (not 🤫)66.938324.737
sturdy (not flimsy)66.884721.622
prestigious (not disreputable)66.772323.925
wooden (not plastic)66.676427.423
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)66.435625.022
kind (not cruel)66.3105620.334
complimentary (not insulting)66.362222.540
dry (not moist)66.336122.727
fixable (not unfixable)66.157922.138
clean (not perverted)66.189628.433
competent (not incompetent)66.0123920.422
tactful (not indiscreet)66.065720.524
legit (not scrub)66.0105125.721
logical (not emotional)65.943530.539
normal (not weird)65.931324.229
resourceful (not helpless)65.8128423.627
pensive (not serene)65.887523.126
orange (not purple)65.732429.125
minimalist (not pack rat)65.743527.023
mild (not spicy)65.530724.231
treasure (not trash)65.5126119.444
nurturing (not poisonous)65.480421.537
🥾 (not 👟)65.449129.828
tasteful (not lewd)65.382620.528
genuine (not sarcastic)65.360325.634
practical (not imaginative)65.378729.640
sheriff (not outlaw)65.259424.133
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.124619.532
political (not nonpolitical)65.060727.825
go-getter (not slugabed)65.0131823.523
existentialist (not nihilist)64.956228.522
🐿 (not 🦇)64.968129.022
reactive (not proactive)64.937529.423
empath (not psychopath)64.988522.029
works hard (not plays hard)64.893823.730
well behaved (not mischievous)64.747727.135
self-disciplined (not disorganized)64.7108829.324
politically correct (not edgy)64.742724.634
western (not eastern)64.768834.135
historical (not modern)64.650522.625
studious (not goof-off)64.4102426.327
linear (not circular)64.431324.322
forgiving (not vengeful)64.364427.435
secretive (not open-book)64.189726.736
chortling (not giggling)64.176423.234
tight (not loose)64.090923.432
earth (not air)64.074630.726
careful (not brave)63.928222.833
sad (not happy)63.979022.228
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.954325.933
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.834326.926
🧠 (not 💪)63.8103825.732
direct (not roundabout)63.798724.425
rational (not whimsical)63.675827.629
high standards (not desperate)63.678321.631
democratic (not authoritarian)63.565024.125
motivated (not unmotivated)63.5157523.522
vegan (not cannibal)63.465322.421
honorable (not cunning)63.279525.222
good-humored (not angry)63.276025.627
triggered (not trolling)63.184319.329
one-faced (not two-faced)63.199124.637
worldly (not innocent)63.0105926.325
assertive (not passive)63.0110927.123
repetitive (not varied)62.960024.229
active (not slothful)62.7141621.533
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.7127123.136
official (not backdoor)62.747024.123
soulful (not soulless)62.7125121.639
knowledgeable (not ignorant)62.6113925.429
everyman (not chosen one)62.646428.838
biased (not impartial)62.298223.423
stoic (not hypochondriac)62.275329.123
centrist (not radical)62.234026.622
generous (not stingy)62.089821.524
angelic (not demonic)61.784322.123
workaholic (not slacker)61.7132728.926
sensible (not ludicrous)61.686321.126
dramatic (not comedic)61.6106017.127
weakass (not badass)61.627719.430
slow (not fast)61.323425.226
frank (not sugarcoated)61.3123028.827
calm (not anxious)61.246224.530
🥵 (not 🥶)61.269019.625
jealous (not compersive)61.062524.241
sheltered (not street-smart)61.046325.425
thinker (not doer)61.032026.027
cynical (not gullible)61.095924.928
stylish (not slovenly)60.996030.730
patient (not impatient)60.945431.031
curious (not apathetic)60.7114425.128
judgemental (not accepting)60.772325.523
penny-pincher (not overspender)60.575321.922
real (not philosophical)60.496332.926
formal (not intimate)60.466027.035
Roman (not Greek)60.445424.121
interested (not bored)60.4121128.634
🐮 (not 🐷)60.371327.229
bold (not shy)60.2147422.725
conventional (not creative)60.257824.923
gracious (not feisty)60.231227.122
realistic (not ambitious)60.243329.529
obedient (not rebellious)60.150325.525
introspective (not not introspective)59.9102630.726
miserable (not joyful)59.991719.826
gloomy (not sunny)59.784321.747
entitled (not grateful)59.672922.222
pretentious (not unassuming)59.582726.233
literal (not metaphorical)59.493428.224
🐘 (not 🐀)59.463623.626
jock (not nerd)59.362831.335
driven (not unambitious)59.3166929.626
egalitarian (not racist)59.3153019.627
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.294926.132
soft (not hard)59.266828.722
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.177822.925
objective (not subjective)59.147128.921
🤑 (not 🤠)59.155926.922
🤡 (not 👽)59.148927.626
deep (not epic)59.055822.034
soft (not hard)58.867627.938
smooth (not rough)58.771828.227
first-mate (not captain)58.778628.526
charming (not trusting)58.677528.333
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.666628.931
protagonist (not antagonist)58.5128527.931
armoured (not vulnerable)58.4102326.025
efficient (not overprepared)58.4119522.130
winter (not summer)58.472929.333
cocky (not timid)58.4126725.028
meek (not bossy)58.343123.826
precise (not vague)58.3112924.126
important (not irrelevant)58.3151823.026
dog person (not cat person)58.373330.528
strict (not lenient)58.286723.136
cringeworthy (not inspiring)58.256427.222
🧐 (not 😎)58.267533.929
submissive (not dominant)58.050028.423
pronatalist (not child free)58.043331.623
macho (not metrosexual)57.950325.430
sweet (not bitter)57.882525.230
bright (not depressed)57.874225.824
sexual (not asexual)57.8115727.330
opinionated (not jealous)57.8136327.924
introvert (not extrovert)57.761429.430
opinionated (not neutral)57.7161523.223
sheeple (not conspiracist)57.627224.422
oblivious (not alert)57.644924.727
transparent (not machiavellian)57.674429.629
work-first (not family-first)57.580425.930
individualist (not communal)57.597626.128
sexist (not feminist)57.547417.227
geriatric (not vibrant)57.534520.028
businesslike (not chivalrous)57.578525.932
conservative (not liberal)57.449026.731
loveable (not punchable)57.4108627.124
lost (not enlightened)57.382725.536
corporate (not freelance)57.361632.933
love-focused (not money-focused)57.3121726.323
gatherer (not hunter)57.271225.527
wholesome (not salacious)57.097130.328
Coke (not Pepsi)57.060833.924
indie (not pop)57.0110028.131
guarded (not open)56.9134828.839
vain (not demure)56.980023.124
simple (not complicated)56.938332.631
sober (not indulgent)56.870527.422
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.881929.029
generalist (not specialist)56.837625.525
profound (not ironic)56.869725.337
straightforward (not cryptic)56.7125029.724
theoretical (not empirical)56.735431.223
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.674831.332
🛌 (not 🧗)56.650025.325
overachiever (not underachiever)56.5146532.626
concise (not long-winded)56.576823.623
🥰 (not 🙃)56.486130.137
🎨 (not 🏀)56.3109431.629
side character (not main character)56.288027.626
humble (not arrogant)56.173124.323
theist (not atheist)56.056128.824
🎃 (not 💀)56.074528.931
reassuring (not fearmongering)56.0102428.532
humorless (not funny)55.961223.525
glad (not mad)55.968421.729
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.9113027.831
giving (not receiving)55.9111030.633
luddite (not technophile)55.878323.222
thin (not thick)55.8104719.828
melee (not ranged)55.848826.422
common sense (not analysis)55.854728.825
wise (not foolish)55.7101024.534
lustful (not chaste)55.795425.728
selfish (not altruistic)55.772122.130
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.798128.933
low self esteem (not narcissistic)55.758421.425
self-assured (not self-conscious)55.6125725.838
hypocritical (not equitable)55.670122.225
paranoid (not naive)55.6107525.423
jaded (not innocent)55.6120624.731
libertarian (not socialist)55.585429.322
emancipated (not enslaved)55.5131626.526
😏 (not 😬)55.598026.031
mainstream (not arcane)55.458427.926
shallow (not deep)55.349523.327
warm (not quarrelsome)55.177322.728
suspicious (not awkward)55.1116223.634
offended (not chill)55.199423.430
haunted (not blissful)55.1125224.532
flirtatious (not prudish)55.095824.525
domestic (not industrial)54.974826.221
warm (not cold)54.899319.835
tiresome (not interesting)54.733624.628
hurried (not leisurely)54.7104728.235
moody (not stable)54.4122829.323
artistic (not scientific)54.386730.037
permanent (not transient)54.399129.426
rich (not poor)54.2108927.632
pessimistic (not optimistic)54.287931.123
thrifty (not extravagant)54.292727.928
noob (not pro)54.139626.724
🦒 (not 🐐)54.137130.629
uncreative (not open to new experinces)54.041328.023
mighty (not puny)53.9135824.428
involved (not remote)53.9146727.037
alpha (not beta)53.9115929.229
dorky (not cool)53.976828.434
never cries (not often crying)53.8105731.222
💃 (not 🧕)53.7122527.930
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.763826.627
suspicious (not trusting)53.6101825.731
resigned (not resistant)53.623323.926
distant (not touchy-feely)53.6103125.823
decisive (not hesitant)53.5134226.724
sensitive (not thick-skinned)53.282627.031
whippersnapper (not sage)53.290224.223
unemotional (not emotional)53.244929.328
builder (not explorer)53.184224.623
reclusive (not social)53.180027.427
off-key (not musical)53.1102326.127
good-cook (not bad-cook)53.184524.528
💝 (not 💔)53.099226.426
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.087124.423
lighthearted (not intense)53.054525.022
factual (not poetic)53.0108428.525
yes-man (not contrarian)53.060125.125
genius (not dunce)52.8138318.926
low-tech (not high-tech)52.892722.927
self-improving (not self-destructive)52.882331.427
French (not Russian)52.8118329.032
rhythmic (not stuttering)52.8146023.935
playful (not shy)52.7138424.734
monastic (not hedonist)52.672121.420
apprentice (not master)52.462330.129
cooperative (not competitive)52.271329.023
old (not young)52.271622.823
independent (not codependent)52.2124134.228
pure (not debased)52.1103428.729
rigid (not flexible)52.1107426.728
claustrophobic (not spelunker)52.160626.723
cheesy (not chic)52.1100528.431
insecure (not confident)52.054928.532
fortunate (not unlucky)51.984930.025
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.973129.027
resolute (not wavering)51.9147422.623
unchallenging (not demanding)51.739929.823
📈 (not 📉)51.5142528.822
frenzied (not sleepy)51.5174323.324
lavish (not frugal)51.384226.737
😭 (not 😀)51.397122.941
flourishing (not traumatized)51.258723.029
tautology (not oxymoron)51.259126.216
picky (not always down)51.2117624.932
open-minded (not close-minded)51.0124424.629
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)51.0113422.926
hoarder (not unprepared)50.1130522.527
accommodating (not stubborn)50.447625.222
outsider (not insider)50.5108024.126

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Tom Hagen (0.754)
  2. Carl Hanratty (0.74)
  3. Colonel Brandon (0.737)
  4. Simon Tam (0.729)
  5. Elizabeth (0.728)
  6. Richard Gilmore (0.728)
  7. Peter Burke (0.724)
  8. Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham (0.723)
  9. Michael Bluth (0.72)
  10. Harold Cooper (0.72)
  1. Ben Chang (-0.56)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.551)
  3. Meredith Palmer (-0.537)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.536)
  5. Alan (-0.527)
  6. Erlich Bachman (-0.525)
  7. Frank Gallagher (-0.515)
  8. David Della Rocco (-0.511)
  9. Bart Simpson (-0.507)
  10. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.498)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Paul Varjak to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Paul Varjak is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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