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John Bates Descriptive Personality Statistics

John Bates is a character from Downton Abbey.

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
devoted (not unfaithful)93.2609.213
diligent (not lazy)91.420811.3326
loyal (not traitorous)91.020713.4317
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.514413.1337
perceptive (not unobservant)90.313812.028
love-focused (not money-focused)90.210012.926
modest (not flamboyant)89.9812.6304
confidential (not gossiping)89.76714.1278
private (not gregarious)88.93912.6310
gendered (not androgynous)88.79716.6124
on-time (not tardy)88.713215.055
masculine (not feminine)88.021812.6322
mature (not juvenile)88.09013.794
competent (not incompetent)87.925813.4239
English (not German)87.15416.531
grateful (not entitled)87.03714.433
works hard (not plays hard)86.511215.5325
quiet (not loud)86.35713.9325
straight (not queer)86.117718.2136
reserved (not chatty)85.411015.1319
secretive (not open-book)85.218715.837
neat (not messy)85.117717.8210
guarded (not open)85.124416.9280
pro (not noob)85.033816.322
street-smart (not sheltered)84.821918.1258
treasure (not trash)84.628214.040
kind (not cruel)84.434615.9290
sturdy (not flimsy)84.218711.939
workaholic (not slacker)84.144914.7147
respectful (not rude)84.016217.7310
motivated (not unmotivated)83.768614.820
pointed (not random)83.525611.428
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.418617.6297
🥾 (not 👟)83.39219.029
rational (not whimsical)83.212716.9320
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.18920.0319
giving (not receiving)83.114411.316
stoic (not expressive)83.05618.8304
alert (not oblivious)83.024220.635
sensible (not ludicrous)82.610717.3305
heroic (not villainous)82.443717.4335
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.039019.726
tasteful (not lewd)81.911718.0307
soulful (not soulless)81.942920.5123
persistent (not quitter)81.893223.726
minimalist (not pack rat)81.83113.219
frank (not sugarcoated)81.729223.019
vintage (not trendy)81.625417.623
frugal (not lavish)81.56216.6331
studious (not goof-off)81.541616.730
reliable (not experimental)81.412724.232
wholesome (not salacious)80.919225.218
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)80.614320.1276
deep (not shallow)80.517318.752
attentive (not interrupting)80.410018.726
clean (not perverted)80.436322.336
utilitarian (not decorative)80.310417.0117
resourceful (not helpless)80.063521.0125
altruistic (not selfish)79.922218.1297
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.920921.829
factual (not exaggerating)79.915320.129
reasonable (not deranged)79.821517.016
chivalrous (not businesslike)79.76722.537
serious (not playful)79.536218.2300
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.313821.157
concrete (not abstract)79.311019.427
resolute (not wavering)79.125721.821
introvert (not extrovert)79.113416.6309
🤠 (not 🤑)78.920626.48
romantic (not dispassionate)78.834920.925
classical (not avant-garde)78.710919.4131
honorable (not cunning)78.523524.2371
prideful (not envious)78.422722.040
OCD (not ADHD)78.322716.626
generous (not stingy)78.228720.163
orderly (not chaotic)78.227822.8296
equitable (not hypocritical)78.012521.3138
no-nonsense (not dramatic)77.914222.1127
wooden (not plastic)77.820915.637
reassuring (not fearmongering)77.821422.122
practical (not imaginative)77.730021.3257
high IQ (not low IQ)77.779916.8275
complimentary (not insulting)77.722620.7111
🎩 (not 🧢)77.734522.712
sober (not indulgent)77.68522.5308
badass (not weakass)77.570322.838
sage (not whippersnapper)77.37518.528
nurturing (not poisonous)77.237617.1108
loveable (not punchable)77.233023.333
🌟 (not 💩)77.165618.417
mighty (not puny)76.848917.2286
humble (not arrogant)76.821023.3296
💝 (not 💔)76.720726.829
efficient (not overprepared)76.614721.229
earth (not air)76.619327.422
egalitarian (not racist)76.588821.428
genuine (not sarcastic)76.425223.7274
methodical (not astonishing)76.421121.4278
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.316322.8242
stoic (not hypochondriac)76.018919.211
tight (not loose)75.939521.130
demure (not vain)75.610320.7289
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.544623.4290
low-tech (not high-tech)75.522421.7255
important (not irrelevant)75.386520.934
thrifty (not extravagant)75.314817.838
reclusive (not social)75.222220.840
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.125824.1269
😇 (not 😈)75.132921.917
civilized (not barbaric)75.060920.4305
realistic (not fantastical)74.932323.433
human (not animalistic)74.864122.3251
thick (not thin)74.719816.4162
slow-talking (not fast-talking)74.78817.621
believable (not poorly-written)74.670723.727
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.565630.621
subdued (not exuberant)74.47422.627
chortling (not giggling)74.427319.427
tactful (not indiscreet)74.429022.925
fixable (not unfixable)74.417422.637
sane (not crazy)74.323121.531
decisive (not hesitant)74.260422.5299
🐘 (not 🐀)74.214528.630
introspective (not not introspective)74.134026.731
bashful (not exhibitionist)74.16217.727
go-getter (not slugabed)74.086120.623
regular (not zany)74.08921.922
patient (not impatient)73.816329.1126
empath (not psychopath)73.755422.829
driven (not unambitious)73.5113521.7228
master (not apprentice)73.565123.2122
paranoid (not naive)73.529714.413
profound (not ironic)73.411521.929
one-faced (not two-faced)73.459624.549
protagonist (not antagonist)73.469421.820
basic (not hipster)73.333424.0289
emotional (not unemotional)73.365221.910
wise (not foolish)73.139922.1282
oppressed (not privileged)73.117223.620
eloquent (not unpolished)73.056223.1293
worldly (not innocent)72.767625.2317
independent (not codependent)72.659123.8268
legit (not scrub)72.572723.625
sorrowful (not cheery)72.343519.3281
old (not young)72.332613.6311
dramatic (not comedic)72.363027.227
pensive (not serene)72.343429.227
🧕 (not 💃)72.28322.131
😊 (not 🤣)72.242129.720
tense (not relaxed)72.282721.5276
devout (not heathen)72.226722.6287
🤐 (not 😜)72.233223.622
tautology (not oxymoron)71.82428.413
bookish (not sporty)71.869424.7250
poor (not rich)71.627220.9322
still (not twitchy)71.617727.548
armoured (not vulnerable)71.456324.1246
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.346322.5110
neurotypical (not autistic)71.366423.4233
precise (not vague)71.356125.9198
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)71.364024.923
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.359126.123
builder (not explorer)71.222123.0237
realistic (not ambitious)71.213323.838
permanent (not transient)71.225926.5121
complicated (not simple)71.167528.1242
rock (not rap)71.191218.917
traumatized (not flourishing)70.756920.728
active (not slothful)70.5106323.0255
scientific (not artistic)70.349219.8281
deep (not epic)70.313125.423
white knight (not bad boy)70.357522.521
skeptical (not spiritual)70.274624.4280
consistent (not variable)69.943930.134
monotone (not expressive)69.918520.926
calm (not anxious)69.625126.7303
formal (not intimate)69.539924.137
chaste (not lustful)69.423722.3259
genius (not dunce)69.475618.6309
unlucky (not fortunate)69.436625.5319
confident (not insecure)69.377925.7306
🧠 (not 💪)69.084921.233
high standards (not desperate)69.059326.249
penny-pincher (not overspender)68.937727.123
cynical (not gullible)68.865822.419
fresh (not stinky)68.386520.333
direct (not roundabout)68.279829.1290
serious (not bold)68.131527.4294
realist (not idealist)67.941225.7108
🤫 (not 🤔)67.910931.015
dominant (not submissive)67.986723.3293
vanilla (not kinky)67.740927.1287
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)67.648222.729
concise (not long-winded)67.530130.713
historical (not modern)67.442525.6184
angelic (not demonic)67.362921.4295
stylish (not slovenly)67.373225.0325
🥰 (not 🙃)67.144025.334
🧐 (not 😎)67.039729.627
warm (not quarrelsome)66.843125.3304
brave (not careful)66.573726.9282
conventional (not creative)66.538727.3294
tall (not short)66.364222.5282
manicured (not scruffy)66.289228.6243
gloomy (not sunny)66.262317.930
overachiever (not underachiever)66.2111023.639
curious (not apathetic)66.182023.2294
pronatalist (not child free)66.123928.0222
🤖 (not 👻)66.135626.315
statist (not anarchist)66.044225.432
family-first (not work-first)65.959026.0256
haunted (not blissful)65.983729.235
pure (not debased)65.759124.3312
coordinated (not clumsy)65.792926.5253
attractive (not repulsive)65.6110321.4329
valedictorian (not drop out)65.692326.421
geriatric (not vibrant)65.617927.834
slow (not fast)65.516022.5291
accepting (not judgemental)65.549627.6189
washed (not muddy)65.377124.223
cautious (not impulsive)65.254327.8291
winter (not summer)65.251428.720
intellectual (not physical)65.186427.0287
traditional (not unorthodox)65.141926.6105
assertive (not passive)65.0100924.9264
🐮 (not 🐷)65.039026.427
🐴 (not 🦄)65.062436.422
normie (not freak)65.040128.241
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.932726.0260
indie (not pop)64.973628.810
interested (not bored)64.896427.733
outsider (not insider)64.750129.5182
proper (not scandalous)64.459428.0262
feminist (not sexist)64.499522.825
real (not philosophical)64.375125.9207
goth (not flower child)64.136118.314
charming (not awkward)64.084225.3280
hoarder (not unprepared)63.967018.5217
beautiful (not ugly)63.9127523.2105
domestic (not industrial)63.837227.5109
interesting (not tiresome)63.7102429.4281
repetitive (not varied)63.754226.1127
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.761532.324
well behaved (not mischievous)63.649028.4307
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.654628.624
queen (not princess)63.684733.48
shy (not playful)63.522523.6274
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)63.530726.917
low self esteem (not narcissistic)63.534322.238
literal (not metaphorical)63.469327.6253
prestigious (not disreputable)63.484125.6231
democratic (not authoritarian)63.363927.7282
unassuming (not pretentious)63.332836.516
suspicious (not awkward)63.289124.6267
📈 (not 📉)63.281730.621
hunter (not gatherer)63.273628.823
everyman (not chosen one)63.242226.526
dog person (not cat person)63.055832.024
strict (not lenient)62.771925.0289
triggered (not trolling)62.783825.519
luddite (not technophile)62.645326.0221
chill (not offended)62.639529.629
rigid (not flexible)62.565425.5262
alpha (not beta)62.593928.1251
open-minded (not close-minded)62.579525.5283
Coke (not Pepsi)62.528330.848
🐿 (not 🦇)62.474630.023
warm (not cold)62.274724.2236
rural (not urban)62.131425.132
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.095627.7255
gracious (not feisty)62.026727.5304
cool (not dorky)62.076626.127
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.8127728.2274
existentialist (not nihilist)61.773523.882
predictable (not quirky)61.648129.418
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.568529.2331
monastic (not hedonist)61.529628.519
disarming (not creepy)61.3111824.6119
rhythmic (not stuttering)61.3113524.517
non-gamer (not gamer)61.387836.123
suspicious (not trusting)61.277626.8304
innocent (not jaded)61.234526.215
distant (not touchy-feely)61.275629.716
mild (not spicy)61.142527.9260
sweet (not bitter)61.168925.0264
Roman (not Greek)61.141321.119
bold (not shy)61.0141526.7300
presidential (not folksy)61.075424.527
🥴 (not 🥳)60.867222.121
reasoned (not instinctual)60.747229.3283
objective (not subjective)60.740826.9114
intense (not lighthearted)60.7105430.633
empirical (not theoretical)60.654627.5256
sad (not happy)60.687524.0295
normal (not weird)60.544725.7312
first-mate (not captain)60.472233.8248
dry (not moist)60.257324.526
linear (not circular)60.151231.322
logical (not emotional)60.060127.1304
😭 (not 😀)59.957126.024
corporate (not freelance)59.854031.728
resistant (not resigned)59.7126028.3305
moderate (not extreme)59.742727.6255
cooperative (not competitive)59.051428.5276
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)58.860723.625
centrist (not radical)58.646427.414
compersive (not jealous)58.567426.9254
glad (not mad)58.558022.515
timid (not cocky)58.432423.616
arcane (not mainstream)58.381427.3252
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.3104926.6158
tailor (not blacksmith)58.298130.725
tame (not wild)58.056926.3273
👽 (not 🤡)58.078624.911
ferocious (not pacifist)57.998928.7284
political (not nonpolitical)57.985829.6275
🐐 (not 🦒)57.998432.228
common sense (not analysis)57.943329.720
Italian (not Swedish)57.775132.519
sickly (not healthy)57.633722.9289
morning lark (not night owl)57.551130.6145
depressed (not bright)57.268326.1234
transparent (not machiavellian)57.173332.715
monochrome (not multicolored)57.074830.099
hard (not soft)56.991525.7291
macho (not metrosexual)56.752429.126
enlightened (not lost)56.765727.331
good-humored (not angry)56.692725.6266
leisurely (not hurried)56.552726.1281
always down (not picky)56.548828.913
preppy (not punk rock)56.4100431.027
opinionated (not neutral)56.4159624.847
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.2101326.622
self-improving (not self-destructive)56.168933.323
theist (not atheist)56.054827.2100
contrarian (not yes-man)56.0102925.924
rough (not smooth)55.975524.7290
average (not deviant)55.952827.4174
miserable (not joyful)55.9101520.425
extraordinary (not mundane)55.8122726.9298
cultured (not rustic)55.8106825.117
🧗 (not 🛌)55.6114229.337
stable (not moody)55.546031.8276
obedient (not rebellious)55.460227.8256
emancipated (not enslaved)54.9130126.5264
stubborn (not accommodating)54.9138331.750
nerd (not jock)54.8103525.8299
literary (not mathematical)54.8106927.4246
western (not eastern)54.7130134.622
lover (not fighter)54.782926.136
musical (not off-key)54.567328.026
🐩 (not 🐒)54.491025.323
fire (not water)54.3110335.627
proactive (not reactive)54.362427.711
official (not backdoor)54.074829.4254
communal (not individualist)54.059628.994
conservative (not liberal)54.055827.823
sleepy (not frenzied)53.916726.235
open to new experinces (not uncreative)53.7137027.3324
purple (not orange)53.685226.6182
good-cook (not bad-cook)53.482431.318
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.1120124.5252
🎃 (not 💀)53.183032.322
crafty (not scholarly)52.9111627.9261
forgiving (not vengeful)52.792529.0291
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.753823.316
demanding (not unchallenging)52.7149726.856
French (not Russian)52.5116130.221
opinionated (not jealous)52.5150927.720
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.485430.729
😬 (not 😏)52.471830.116
ranged (not melee)52.4111326.328
libertarian (not socialist)52.3107427.5216
biased (not impartial)52.3147227.6289
outlaw (not sheriff)52.393027.1300
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)52.369126.9230
factual (not poetic)52.3109127.132
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.268229.4172
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)52.277828.045
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.197429.0308
cannibal (not vegan)52.184728.423
thinker (not doer)52.056629.852
🥶 (not 🥵)51.973028.522
rugged (not refined)51.880526.7321
obsessed (not aloof)51.8140026.8290
funny (not humorless)51.8112225.3294
bossy (not meek)51.7134324.4291
generalist (not specialist)51.758328.5116
🤺 (not 🏌)51.6147732.724
asexual (not sexual)51.656228.022
trusting (not charming)51.584128.3324
prudish (not flirtatious)51.581031.810
cryptic (not straightforward)51.446533.2323
politically correct (not edgy)51.281228.6318
soft (not hard)51.185225.6125
never cries (not often crying)51.0111224.411
🎨 (not 🏀)50.9117528.531
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.797429.8249
involved (not remote)50.6153529.0288
cheesy (not chic)50.4103728.726

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Davos Seaworth (0.854)
  2. James Gordon (0.848)
  3. William Somerset (0.834)
  4. Colonel Brandon (0.832)
  5. John Diggle (0.83)
  6. Jorah Mormont (0.827)
  7. Alfred Pennyworth (0.826)
  8. Alfred Pennyworth (0.821)
  9. Eddard Stark (0.81)
  10. Rita (0.81)
  1. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.658)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.641)
  3. Zapp Brannigan (-0.627)
  4. Lydia Bennet (-0.624)
  5. The Deep (-0.622)
  6. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.621)
  7. Roman Roy (-0.62)
  8. Cheryl Tunt (-0.611)
  9. F. Tony Scarapiducci (-0.604)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.586)

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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