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Frank Abagnale Descriptive Personality Statistics

Frank Abagnale is a character from Catch Me If You Can.

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
rebellious (not obedient)96.757.441
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)95.1228.631
charming (not awkward)94.5610.634
open to new experinces (not uncreative)92.54614.639
ambitious (not realistic)92.51110.027
creative (not conventional)92.22011.936
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.97913.141
flirtatious (not prudish)91.93410.536
go-getter (not slugabed)91.8348.936
charming (not trusting)91.6310.540
playful (not shy)91.58010.231
independent (not codependent)91.33211.138
fast (not slow)91.12310.435
high IQ (not low IQ)90.919114.745
perceptive (not unobservant)90.81209.926
motivated (not unmotivated)90.525115.050
interesting (not tiresome)90.41815.133
street-smart (not sheltered)90.4649.726
persistent (not quitter)90.330016.126
young (not old)90.1508.734
extraordinary (not mundane)90.05615.833
beautiful (not ugly)90.026812.724
bold (not shy)89.728110.739
resourceful (not helpless)89.716618.937
🧠 (not 💪)89.71008.839
charismatic (not uninspiring)89.59216.837
genius (not dunce)89.38813.946
driven (not unambitious)89.024117.939
mischievous (not well behaved)88.914919.037
competent (not incompetent)88.822418.829
wild (not tame)88.610813.639
extravagant (not thrifty)88.58717.625
idealist (not realist)88.21717.033
pro (not noob)88.023315.837
competitive (not cooperative)87.322213.628
active (not slothful)86.822515.033
attractive (not repulsive)86.726114.341
stylish (not slovenly)86.512617.340
cocky (not timid)86.525119.735
dominant (not submissive)86.427616.229
sexual (not asexual)86.419513.634
overachiever (not underachiever)86.024326.141
😏 (not 😬)85.84723.943
experimental (not reliable)85.75515.439
💃 (not 🧕)85.616819.626
fresh (not stinky)85.416813.539
head@clouds (not down2earth)85.27817.238
decisive (not hesitant)85.217217.031
extreme (not moderate)85.222513.536
bold (not serious)85.18517.543
🧗 (not 🛌)85.018719.741
alpha (not beta)84.928016.532
coordinated (not clumsy)84.828017.936
vibrant (not geriatric)84.415522.830
demanding (not unchallenging)84.333817.243
individualist (not communal)84.214115.534
flexible (not rigid)84.12620.136
scandalous (not proper)84.115214.746
exuberant (not subdued)84.110513.432
cunning (not honorable)84.012222.937
secretive (not open-book)84.021716.439
frenzied (not sleepy)83.711312.326
unorthodox (not traditional)83.617015.238
worldly (not innocent)83.324017.734
intellectual (not physical)83.227720.136
anarchist (not statist)83.16924.831
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.013218.630
transient (not permanent)82.9419.029
extrovert (not introvert)82.821726.445
freelance (not corporate)82.822421.429
outlaw (not sheriff)82.521328.931
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.229018.035
selfish (not altruistic)82.121019.039
multicolored (not monochrome)82.111720.831
child free (not pronatalist)82.010619.423
badass (not weakass)81.953522.636
complicated (not simple)81.826919.732
fast-talking (not slow-talking)81.817815.640
important (not irrelevant)81.754720.641
stubborn (not accommodating)81.740622.729
😎 (not 🧐)81.618426.333
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.641322.439
deviant (not average)81.618920.029
flamboyant (not modest)81.518519.542
indulgent (not sober)81.516820.338
funny (not humorless)81.421917.823
spicy (not mild)81.426916.840
English (not German)81.122719.531
masculine (not feminine)81.046719.636
playful (not serious)80.716223.552
optimistic (not pessimistic)80.613918.932
alert (not oblivious)80.633622.238
rhythmic (not stuttering)80.625918.532
suspicious (not awkward)80.522218.524
confident (not insecure)80.337227.934
analysis (not common sense)80.313517.630
interested (not bored)80.219720.825
social (not reclusive)80.223419.844
explorer (not builder)80.112928.739
open-minded (not close-minded)80.115419.127
manicured (not scruffy)80.148221.944
lavish (not frugal)80.016824.338
machiavellian (not transparent)79.914421.736
zany (not regular)79.820620.439
🌟 (not 💩)79.654219.735
money-focused (not love-focused)79.616522.633
eloquent (not unpolished)79.433222.733
😈 (not 😇)79.325615.821
bad boy (not white knight)79.318219.035
two-faced (not one-faced)78.816224.835
overspender (not penny-pincher)78.713426.536
cynical (not gullible)78.734022.235
assertive (not passive)78.651425.541
captain (not first-mate)78.635727.839
trolling (not triggered)78.63923.028
quirky (not predictable)78.613415.434
urban (not rural)78.429615.538
expressive (not monotone)78.434726.831
believable (not poorly-written)78.445020.236
exhibitionist (not bashful)78.319221.327
😜 (not 🤐)78.324425.532
👻 (not 🤖)78.28226.336
varied (not repetitive)78.11822.331
contrarian (not yes-man)78.118022.423
disarming (not creepy)78.030322.039
😀 (not 😭)78.014518.731
high-tech (not low-tech)77.924224.832
modern (not historical)77.920823.327
expressive (not stoic)77.631620.639
chosen one (not everyman)77.616622.634
inspiring (not cringeworthy)77.524023.431
resistant (not resigned)77.427627.128
spontaneous (not scheduled)77.330324.329
egalitarian (not racist)77.385415.333
fortunate (not unlucky)77.29323.947
master (not apprentice)77.153424.435
backdoor (not official)77.021630.330
edgy (not politically correct)76.830023.739
fantastical (not realistic)76.719021.129
mysterious (not unambiguous)76.722425.146
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.535026.231
lenient (not strict)76.419721.842
impulsive (not cautious)76.334529.533
crafty (not scholarly)76.330728.027
curious (not apathetic)76.036818.438
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.017822.823
🤑 (not 🤠)76.022029.231
lustful (not chaste)75.930420.429
Coke (not Pepsi)75.83025.225
skeptical (not spiritual)75.750022.930
opinionated (not neutral)75.687726.128
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.518925.136
romantic (not dispassionate)75.348423.536
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.238826.334
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.047726.950
efficient (not overprepared)75.020727.543
imaginative (not practical)74.720431.430
nonpolitical (not political)74.510125.128
smooth (not rough)74.517227.526
radical (not centrist)74.519122.733
sarcastic (not genuine)74.332423.334
good-humored (not angry)74.341222.631
confidential (not gossiping)74.163125.928
📈 (not 📉)74.022522.126
whippersnapper (not sage)74.011024.924
presidential (not folksy)73.934919.838
rock (not rap)73.969221.332
🤫 (not 🤔)73.74329.237
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)73.622927.935
tasteful (not lewd)73.340423.729
kinky (not vanilla)73.133024.037
arrogant (not humble)72.950225.834
drop out (not valedictorian)72.724025.332
exaggerating (not factual)72.740728.330
vain (not demure)72.736424.939
tactful (not indiscreet)72.636931.628
diligent (not lazy)72.4123428.735
chatty (not reserved)72.445824.332
impatient (not patient)72.256030.628
French (not Russian)72.226322.429
moist (not dry)72.115521.133
cultured (not rustic)72.141522.530
plastic (not wooden)72.08626.328
emancipated (not enslaved)71.950028.337
fire (not water)71.956324.943
air (not earth)71.86624.933
avant-garde (not classical)71.718622.439
summer (not winter)71.741529.124
mighty (not puny)71.670024.029
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.439726.936
technophile (not luddite)71.424024.924
gamer (not non-gamer)71.321535.026
suspicious (not trusting)71.348432.733
gendered (not androgynous)71.2110128.538
sunny (not gloomy)71.137322.238
loose (not tight)71.119525.120
🥳 (not 🥴)70.617228.726
🥵 (not 🥶)70.531327.732
instinctual (not reasoned)70.447126.629
spontaneous (not deliberate)70.429031.133
brave (not careful)70.359130.141
straight (not queer)70.386626.843
bossy (not meek)70.283125.431
jaded (not innocent)70.070728.137
spelunker (not claustrophobic)69.933729.529
chic (not cheesy)69.831722.227
liberal (not conservative)69.754726.625
variable (not consistent)69.516930.638
🎨 (not 🏀)69.473225.747
hedonist (not monastic)69.329228.318
washed (not muddy)69.361121.520
armoured (not vulnerable)69.164328.835
freak (not normie)68.747523.340
never cries (not often crying)68.759021.130
tailor (not blacksmith)68.658729.531
loud (not quiet)68.659525.137
opinionated (not jealous)68.684923.934
queen (not princess)68.669330.744
twitchy (not still)68.555626.635
feisty (not gracious)68.476027.440
workaholic (not slacker)68.4110032.647
debased (not pure)68.244522.633
🦄 (not 🐴)68.033332.726
not genocidal (not genocidal)68.092729.333
protagonist (not antagonist)67.993129.335
👟 (not 🥾)67.741730.027
precise (not vague)67.671931.829
atheist (not theist)67.557228.728
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)67.339323.830
entitled (not grateful)67.153524.144
doer (not thinker)67.166431.634
chill (not offended)67.026926.342
hunter (not gatherer)67.064332.636
prideful (not envious)67.089630.436
cool (not dorky)66.961329.923
trendy (not vintage)66.720329.928
epic (not deep)66.631826.046
obsessed (not aloof)66.662929.937
chaotic (not orderly)66.555531.239
orange (not purple)66.529829.133
salacious (not wholesome)66.543825.643
intimate (not formal)66.444731.526
demonic (not angelic)66.342420.643
disreputable (not prestigious)66.326929.529
guarded (not open)66.2101028.727
astonishing (not methodical)66.228333.033
neurotypical (not autistic)66.295128.930
pretentious (not unassuming)66.258728.137
circular (not linear)65.924922.433
flower child (not goth)65.975022.535
western (not eastern)65.955330.440
plays hard (not works hard)65.831328.841
dramatic (not no-nonsense)65.857630.043
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.751726.633
resolute (not wavering)65.782129.425
complimentary (not insulting)65.562227.533
treasure (not trash)65.3122726.935
thin (not thick)65.164123.732
decorative (not utilitarian)65.128934.132
night owl (not morning lark)65.073734.629
🎩 (not 🧢)65.067027.734
traitorous (not loyal)64.823631.422
focused on the present (not focused on the future)64.837634.138
ludicrous (not sensible)64.840830.839
abstract (not concrete)64.834428.228
natural-talent (not hard-work)64.824033.837
involved (not remote)64.696227.233
hoarder (not unprepared)64.663426.521
receiving (not giving)64.644027.037
poisonous (not nurturing)64.545323.429
industrial (not domestic)64.543522.826
ferocious (not pacifist)64.379927.339
🦇 (not 🐿)64.045534.132
crazy (not sane)63.960122.936
logical (not emotional)63.748631.237
traumatized (not flourishing)63.784027.729
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')63.68827.226
libertarian (not socialist)63.336331.225
artistic (not scientific)63.259033.731
tall (not short)63.177020.256
glad (not mad)63.144632.432
ADHD (not OCD)63.141731.936
always down (not picky)63.125530.731
sexist (not feminist)63.036825.826
cannibal (not vegan)63.056424.635
emotional (not unemotional)63.0102928.039
weird (not normal)62.777520.434
juvenile (not mature)62.753422.538
deranged (not reasonable)62.249325.838
moody (not stable)62.194431.641
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)62.169930.537
🐷 (not 🐮)61.928428.919
human (not animalistic)61.8113131.138
haunted (not blissful)61.8100022.636
rich (not poor)61.785428.037
pointed (not random)61.7116029.238
bright (not depressed)61.660425.032
self-destructive (not self-improving)61.567029.639
ranged (not melee)61.450934.520
joyful (not miserable)61.348023.426
calm (not anxious)61.245530.339
loveable (not punchable)61.192227.034
biased (not impartial)60.9101729.234
outsider (not insider)60.963933.540
fixable (not unfixable)60.982730.228
🦒 (not 🐐)60.816129.621
comedic (not dramatic)60.835230.539
relaxed (not tense)60.722929.835
perverted (not clean)60.743027.542
cheery (not sorrowful)60.651827.931
self-disciplined (not disorganized)60.6117029.129
psychopath (not empath)60.647825.131
hipster (not basic)60.441726.628
democratic (not authoritarian)60.176628.522
kind (not cruel)60.1121322.033
arcane (not mainstream)60.075331.225
🙃 (not 🥰)60.058331.530
refined (not rugged)59.985727.042
unfaithful (not devoted)59.919430.234
healthy (not sickly)59.8118527.039
neat (not messy)59.897629.040
sad (not happy)59.791124.332
bookish (not sporty)59.6100129.732
preppy (not punk rock)59.690831.229
privileged (not oppressed)59.3106928.837
cryptic (not straightforward)59.027829.036
heathen (not devout)59.055329.923
work-first (not family-first)58.976533.337
soulful (not soulless)58.9130032.139
specialist (not generalist)58.988336.932
on-time (not tardy)58.8110629.742
hypocritical (not equitable)58.561024.431
scrub (not legit)58.525432.329
🎃 (not 💀)58.561428.821
accepting (not judgemental)58.468132.432
lost (not enlightened)58.475529.036
whimsical (not rational)58.259331.531
👽 (not 🤡)58.078333.522
🐒 (not 🐩)57.764229.337
quarrelsome (not warm)57.487130.634
bad-cook (not good-cook)57.471628.227
paranoid (not naive)57.396131.236
metaphorical (not literal)57.238530.534
wise (not foolish)57.193825.333
warm (not cold)57.189428.833
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.181430.135
touchy-feely (not distant)57.166126.923
empirical (not theoretical)57.076634.324
reassuring (not fearmongering)57.095631.330
existentialist (not nihilist)56.9104231.627
poetic (not factual)56.859530.129
ironic (not profound)56.870530.428
generous (not stingy)56.8104726.133
high standards (not desperate)56.7102628.741
🤺 (not 🏌)56.6129135.027
Italian (not Swedish)56.279133.921
rude (not respectful)56.060824.924
sweet (not bitter)56.083627.931
oxymoron (not tautology)55.991526.130
indie (not pop)55.8111229.336
proactive (not reactive)55.855632.938
💝 (not 💔)55.786633.834
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)55.675729.530
not introspective (not introspective)55.640732.327
chortling (not giggling)55.6109326.628
sugarcoated (not frank)55.628035.035
jealous (not compersive)55.579228.035
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)55.587132.127
attentive (not interrupting)55.586330.928
unpatriotic (not patriotic)55.334327.730
sturdy (not flimsy)55.2123028.431
fighter (not lover)55.284328.037
🐀 (not 🐘)55.176138.732
musical (not off-key)55.165028.725
hard (not soft)54.997527.738
long-winded (not concise)54.969028.234
civilized (not barbaric)54.4124632.830
roundabout (not direct)54.140431.728
😊 (not 🤣)54.1112232.828
mathematical (not literary)53.961129.835
villainous (not heroic)53.844627.232
gregarious (not private)53.661232.733
intense (not lighthearted)53.6126536.629
shallow (not deep)53.453225.226
pensive (not serene)53.4153925.427
goof-off (not studious)53.058526.141
minimalist (not pack rat)52.7101531.126
vengeful (not forgiving)52.690729.835
leisurely (not hurried)52.666628.626
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)52.688233.144
businesslike (not chivalrous)52.591629.735
nerd (not jock)52.3109828.732
dog person (not cat person)52.191932.633
hypochondriac (not stoic)52.166027.735
real (not philosophical)51.7131532.036
Roman (not Greek)51.697828.123
soft (not hard)50.885627.143
subjective (not objective)50.897735.225
metrosexual (not macho)50.3123426.231
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.491433.928

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Neal Caffrey (0.885)
  2. Barney Stinson (0.817)
  3. Ferris Bueller (0.816)
  4. Audrey Horne (0.813)
  5. Villanelle (0.809)
  6. Lucifer Morningstar (0.808)
  7. Rusty Ryan (0.807)
  8. Patrick Jane (0.803)
  9. Mia Wallace (0.792)
  10. Alan Shore (0.79)
  1. Niko Polastri (-0.62)
  2. Matt Donovan (-0.592)
  3. Dale Harding (-0.543)
  4. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.528)
  5. Stuart Bloom (-0.503)
  6. Kermit (-0.499)
  7. Chip Dove (-0.498)
  8. Jerry Gergich (-0.495)
  9. Sam Healy (-0.491)
  10. Mike McLintock (-0.478)

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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