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Vicious Personality Statistics

Vicious is a character from Cowboy Bebop. 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
hunter (not gatherer)95.256.419
cold (not warm)92.91510.4201
gloomy (not sunny)92.8712.226
serious (not playful)92.52211.7199
intense (not lighthearted)91.5519.114
hard (not soft)90.63414.6161
bitter (not sweet)90.63812.3169
vengeful (not forgiving)90.66713.0175
sorrowful (not cheery)90.4810.8151
coordinated (not clumsy)90.47811.2165
secretive (not open-book)90.06113.626
quarrelsome (not warm)89.86914.6179
cruel (not kind)89.14614.2162
reserved (not chatty)88.93713.3177
suspicious (not trusting)88.77412.0147
competitive (not cooperative)88.612916.9160
work-first (not family-first)88.66914.4168
humorless (not funny)88.51417.2176
dominant (not submissive)87.915717.2176
ferocious (not pacifist)87.88119.5179
driven (not unambitious)87.827417.9135
cool (not dorky)87.64211.330
guarded (not open)87.610414.4161
decisive (not hesitant)87.68615.5154
selfish (not altruistic)87.59416.4162
angry (not good-humored)87.03415.0159
demonic (not angelic)86.95813.7164
child free (not pronatalist)86.92021.2109
outlaw (not sheriff)86.87922.6177
extreme (not moderate)86.813517.0149
strict (not lenient)86.58116.9164
hard (not soft)86.57517.397
reclusive (not social)86.43311.444
edgy (not politically correct)86.05817.7167
sad (not happy)86.02614.0138
miserable (not joyful)86.05213.226
judgemental (not accepting)85.911514.6141
authoritarian (not democratic)85.88220.0161
villainous (not heroic)85.75816.7168
😈 (not 😇)85.79414.543
stoic (not expressive)85.62417.4193
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.510318.1153
competent (not incompetent)85.524319.6147
individualist (not communal)85.39018.684
mad (not glad)85.36514.627
confidential (not gossiping)85.214217.2167
poisonous (not nurturing)85.29321.073
alpha (not beta)85.120519.0153
conspiracist (not sheeple)85.16616.6136
alert (not oblivious)85.011511.931
pessimistic (not optimistic)84.94016.4149
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.918116.223
captain (not first-mate)84.815822.0160
assertive (not passive)84.620719.3170
🤐 (not 😜)84.52721.919
suspicious (not awkward)84.48219.4174
night owl (not morning lark)84.210815.3113
resourceful (not helpless)84.229217.4100
high IQ (not low IQ)84.134513.5260
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.028220.1186
persistent (not quitter)84.053818.629
worldly (not innocent)83.915315.5174
diligent (not lazy)83.749317.9152
tall (not short)83.79013.3163
deviant (not average)83.710815.4147
mysterious (not unambiguous)83.66319.0176
depressed (not bright)83.52316.8163
cunning (not honorable)83.410620.1181
private (not gregarious)83.38217.0164
studious (not goof-off)83.324816.335
bold (not shy)83.245018.6161
armoured (not vulnerable)83.210018.6182
bossy (not meek)83.126921.5159
🤺 (not 🏌)83.017224.736
🎩 (not 🧢)82.716216.533
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)82.34922.926
arrogant (not humble)82.022719.2163
presidential (not folksy)82.09918.726
monochrome (not multicolored)81.95818.6101
master (not apprentice)81.726420.293
tense (not relaxed)81.726421.9142
resolute (not wavering)81.512320.330
perceptive (not unobservant)81.540920.321
dry (not moist)81.53718.128
sturdy (not flimsy)81.321916.215
pro (not noob)81.332216.733
punchable (not loveable)81.39927.228
quiet (not loud)81.18219.8160
💔 (not 💝)81.17122.937
🦇 (not 🐿)81.07621.922
debased (not pure)80.813123.9168
soulless (not soulful)80.27921.878
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.020724.3128
traumatized (not flourishing)79.914220.514
traitorous (not loyal)79.77422.7163
narcissistic (not low self esteem)79.621225.027
serious (not bold)79.54224.2170
rigid (not flexible)79.512916.8135
close-minded (not open-minded)79.59417.2141
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.514123.917
geriatric (not vibrant)79.41811.912
direct (not roundabout)79.423724.3141
methodical (not astonishing)78.611620.9145
mischievous (not well behaved)78.531926.9154
rebellious (not obedient)78.532024.9166
insulting (not complimentary)78.515822.275
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.426122.520
tactful (not indiscreet)78.312615.922
genius (not dunce)78.127317.8198
street-smart (not sheltered)78.130224.6121
mighty (not puny)78.032321.1144
anarchist (not statist)78.010223.037
independent (not codependent)77.928026.9164
🐴 (not 🦄)77.712229.527
cannibal (not vegan)77.517122.919
slow-talking (not fast-talking)77.34516.121
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.236816.441
workaholic (not slacker)77.153125.076
apathetic (not curious)77.01222.6151
arcane (not mainstream)76.813823.3146
specialist (not generalist)76.811120.295
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)76.76726.127
introvert (not extrovert)76.610022.5162
complicated (not simple)76.530125.3184
nihilist (not existentialist)76.41924.280
moody (not stable)75.832227.7186
calm (not anxious)75.89723.6165
active (not slothful)75.655724.2169
atheist (not theist)75.420627.585
salacious (not wholesome)75.420124.528
utilitarian (not decorative)75.421623.472
confident (not insecure)75.341327.2174
tight (not loose)75.232020.419
fast (not slow)75.033623.5172
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)75.020225.2152
practical (not imaginative)75.027722.4161
rich (not poor)74.637421.6123
💩 (not 🌟)74.59423.931
punk rock (not preppy)74.521622.528
works hard (not plays hard)74.441026.5157
believable (not poorly-written)74.450117.823
wild (not tame)74.336625.4177
dispassionate (not romantic)74.36423.423
purple (not orange)74.39527.3149
skeptical (not spiritual)74.240624.1157
unfixable (not fixable)74.211722.021
backdoor (not official)74.120929.7151
weird (not normal)74.031021.6185
industrial (not domestic)73.013624.781
🥾 (not 👟)72.918529.729
animalistic (not human)72.87024.3156
extraordinary (not mundane)72.643326.4141
stylish (not slovenly)72.540923.9180
thin (not thick)72.524425.5164
hoarder (not unprepared)72.516119.3144
rational (not whimsical)72.134027.5128
scheduled (not spontaneous)72.139027.5147
eloquent (not unpolished)72.142026.7260
🙃 (not 🥰)72.019026.734
spicy (not mild)71.940826.5147
😭 (not 😀)71.915421.821
masculine (not feminine)71.847120.4175
biased (not impartial)71.637527.5150
feisty (not gracious)71.646625.3213
charming (not trusting)70.827118.3126
🥴 (not 🥳)70.719520.228
libertarian (not socialist)70.512129.3124
🐀 (not 🐘)70.515235.541
chortling (not giggling)69.934325.821
vain (not demure)69.833527.7137
melee (not ranged)69.89135.630
heathen (not devout)69.720029.1138
deranged (not reasonable)69.624128.427
introspective (not not introspective)69.634027.838
highbrow (not lowbrow)69.336227.5153
scientific (not artistic)69.236424.7121
unpatriotic (not patriotic)69.24734.520
sexist (not feminist)69.220820.433
urban (not rural)69.051031.843
cryptic (not straightforward)68.910029.9169
jealous (not compersive)68.529927.9128
kinky (not vanilla)68.331827.8143
remote (not involved)68.24929.9121
outsider (not insider)68.127631.8139
precise (not vague)68.047828.6107
obsessed (not aloof)67.938832.7148
pretentious (not unassuming)67.939028.235
triggered (not trolling)67.936323.516
formal (not intimate)67.930625.039
knowledgeable (not ignorant)67.960827.526
empirical (not theoretical)67.717729.1144
privileged (not oppressed)67.758430.926
thick-skinned (not sensitive)67.532229.6194
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.330329.3152
rude (not respectful)67.028127.2149
mature (not juvenile)66.945327.5100
creepy (not disarming)66.916027.166
rough (not smooth)66.829830.2161
German (not English)66.73429.218
disreputable (not prestigious)66.619831.9130
important (not irrelevant)66.581927.145
crafty (not scholarly)66.448628.0159
🐐 (not 🦒)66.233829.649
resistant (not resigned)66.160331.6196
conservative (not liberal)66.121129.228
minimalist (not pack rat)66.028928.225
zany (not regular)65.944426.525
👽 (not 🤡)65.632727.323
sage (not whippersnapper)65.524825.022
offended (not chill)65.444130.720
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)65.040326.739
poetic (not factual)64.526125.319
logical (not emotional)64.031130.2150
crazy (not sane)64.041923.835
interesting (not tiresome)63.966729.1140
wise (not foolish)63.846923.8155
neat (not messy)63.860529.2132
chaotic (not orderly)63.742633.2139
egalitarian (not racist)63.392524.828
unorthodox (not traditional)63.248530.785
frenzied (not sleepy)63.082629.920
shy (not playful)62.814926.0145
sober (not indulgent)62.733831.7150
lost (not enlightened)62.741631.519
linear (not circular)62.729231.224
deep (not shallow)62.654226.341
Russian (not French)62.522228.818
political (not nonpolitical)62.348430.8130
😬 (not 😏)61.927139.331
📉 (not 📈)61.914630.929
🧠 (not 💪)61.871231.037
scandalous (not proper)61.646630.3138
stinky (not fresh)61.623131.139
blacksmith (not tailor)61.529829.520
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.319730.0138
historical (not modern)61.137529.6120
efficient (not overprepared)61.167829.825
hypocritical (not equitable)61.036927.5100
legit (not scrub)61.082635.537
Roman (not Greek)60.831428.413
freelance (not corporate)60.756528.126
experimental (not reliable)60.739932.821
philosophical (not real)60.417429.5122
jock (not nerd)60.340226.1151
beautiful (not ugly)60.390225.693
trash (not treasure)60.117634.341
hipster (not basic)59.826629.9138
🐮 (not 🐷)59.847129.845
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.247232.0107
😎 (not 🧐)59.253435.833
tasteful (not lewd)59.070126.7137
metrosexual (not macho)58.962829.020
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.837431.8168
down2earth (not head@clouds)58.755832.5146
🤫 (not 🤔)58.722236.919
unlucky (not fortunate)58.647125.4145
barbaric (not civilized)58.629428.1157
gendered (not androgynous)58.6108728.274
lavish (not frugal)58.444929.8111
🐩 (not 🐒)58.452431.721
straight (not queer)58.296029.270
objective (not subjective)58.033935.986
transient (not permanent)57.930929.951
intellectual (not physical)57.772326.5149
cautious (not impulsive)57.752232.6142
consistent (not variable)57.665232.423
cringeworthy (not inspiring)57.540725.984
go-getter (not slugabed)57.5103133.725
sickly (not healthy)57.322327.4180
ludicrous (not sensible)57.242032.3161
manicured (not scruffy)57.175631.7198
🧕 (not 💃)57.030534.340
attractive (not repulsive)56.889526.5160
abstract (not concrete)56.740032.833
charming (not awkward)56.472329.4160
🧗 (not 🛌)56.373034.837
off-key (not musical)56.357926.817
valedictorian (not drop out)56.177924.921
neurotypical (not autistic)55.9100331.3132
emancipated (not enslaved)55.884634.0151
subdued (not exuberant)55.839433.321
classical (not avant-garde)55.763930.678
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.625233.4107
varied (not repetitive)55.431528.745
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.457731.939
refined (not rugged)55.168030.2157
explorer (not builder)55.156429.7143
bookish (not sporty)54.374730.0143
🤑 (not 🤠)54.046129.733
🤣 (not 😊)54.044422.222
Italian (not Swedish)54.062635.116
lustful (not chaste)53.768829.0127
old (not young)53.747920.4153
leisurely (not hurried)53.746329.8150
hedonist (not monastic)53.767234.316
mathematical (not literary)53.644232.9147
luddite (not technophile)53.660528.0141
charismatic (not uninspiring)53.5101430.6211
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)53.433428.623
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.361832.4146
modest (not flamboyant)53.166530.3162
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.079229.418
metaphorical (not literal)52.935531.5150
careful (not brave)52.740929.7160
reasoned (not instinctual)52.649631.6153
conventional (not creative)52.255029.5140
western (not eastern)52.295231.236
impatient (not patient)52.080531.763
dramatic (not no-nonsense)51.668034.875
sarcastic (not genuine)51.360831.3148
🤖 (not 👻)51.358732.335
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)51.267532.826
penny-pincher (not overspender)51.173333.229
realist (not idealist)50.469433.580
low-tech (not high-tech)50.567629.1151

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Man in Black (0.887)
  2. Darth Vader (0.872)
  3. Scar (0.869)
  4. Angel Eyes (0.849)
  5. Scorpius (0.847)
  1. Flounder (-0.765)
  2. Emmet Brickowski (-0.711)
  3. Rex (-0.704)
  4. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.704)
  5. Lucy Moran (-0.681)

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: ENTP (r = 0.12)
  2. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.05)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.01)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.05)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.06)
  6. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.06)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.09)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.12)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.13)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.16)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.17)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.19)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.21)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.26)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.31)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.32)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.34)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.35)
  19. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.35)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.39)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.44)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.47)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.49)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.49)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.64)


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