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John Bates Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 500 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
devoted (not unfaithful)92.11049.814
diligent (not lazy)91.422611.3326
loyal (not traitorous)90.921313.4318
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.515113.1337
parental (not childlike)90.410416.923
perceptive (not unobservant)90.314012.028
modest (not flamboyant)90.0912.6305
confidential (not gossiping)89.76714.1278
supportive (not catty)89.26910.016
private (not gregarious)88.84112.9311
gendered (not androgynous)88.711816.6124
on-time (not tardy)88.613914.956
love-focused (not money-focused)88.217316.030
sincere (not irreverent)88.1959.817
mature (not juvenile)88.110013.795
masculine (not feminine)88.022512.6322
competent (not incompetent)88.027813.4240
grateful (not entitled)87.04114.433
works hard (not plays hard)86.511815.5325
English (not German)86.57218.034
quiet (not loud)86.35713.9325
seemly (not inappropriate)86.312414.816
straight (not queer)86.118518.2136
good-manners (not bad-manners)85.820417.425
meaningful (not pointless)85.822712.917
secretive (not open-book)85.618815.738
reserved (not chatty)85.411315.1320
real (not fake)85.428517.714
neat (not messy)85.218217.8212
guarded (not open)85.126116.9281
focused (not absentminded)84.944614.913
street-smart (not sheltered)84.623018.5259
treasure (not trash)84.630513.842
kind (not cruel)84.437115.9290
sturdy (not flimsy)84.219411.939
respectful (not rude)84.017417.7310
workaholic (not slacker)84.048214.8149
motivated (not unmotivated)84.070714.425
moderate (not gluttonous)83.612511.417
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.419817.6297
🥾 (not 👟)83.310819.029
rational (not whimsical)83.213816.9321
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.19720.0319
pro (not noob)83.143119.424
pointed (not random)83.127711.429
stoic (not expressive)83.05818.8305
alert (not oblivious)83.026320.635
persistent (not quitter)82.991321.633
minimalist (not pack rat)82.72313.520
sensible (not ludicrous)82.611217.3305
militaristic (not hippie)82.633712.013
heroic (not villainous)82.446217.4336
tasteful (not lewd)81.913118.0307
wholesome (not salacious)81.917024.919
soulful (not soulless)81.845720.5124
vintage (not trendy)81.627017.324
frugal (not lavish)81.56516.6331
studious (not goof-off)81.543016.730
reliable (not experimental)81.414024.232
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.444119.328
grounded (not fantasy-prone)81.31839.019
handy (not can't-fix-anything)81.033818.717
strong identity (not social chameleon)81.041219.125
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)80.615620.1276
deep (not shallow)80.518018.752
straight edge (not junkie)80.548017.713
attentive (not interrupting)80.410318.726
clean (not perverted)80.439322.336
giving (not receiving)80.423116.819
utilitarian (not decorative)80.310817.0117
concrete (not abstract)80.210719.129
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)80.215613.112
resourceful (not helpless)80.068821.0125
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.022121.530
noble (not jovial)80.021923.115
altruistic (not selfish)79.923118.1297
stoic (not hypochondriac)79.911717.516
factual (not exaggerating)79.916020.129
reasonable (not deranged)79.821817.016
unstirring (not quivering)79.723627.117
serious (not playful)79.438818.2301
accurate (not off target)79.436914.519
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.314921.157
introvert (not extrovert)79.114516.6309
employee (not entrepreneur)78.912324.714
romantic (not dispassionate)78.837120.526
hygienic (not gross)78.879132.513
classical (not avant-garde)78.612019.4132
honorable (not cunning)78.525124.2371
reassuring (not fearmongering)78.520821.923
prideful (not envious)78.423222.040
frank (not sugarcoated)78.447826.620
tactful (not indiscreet)78.317320.338
OCD (not ADHD)78.323516.227
generous (not stingy)78.330319.965
sage (not whippersnapper)78.26618.130
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.110525.439
equitable (not hypocritical)78.013721.2140
no-nonsense (not dramatic)77.914522.1127
orderly (not chaotic)77.931023.1299
practical (not imaginative)77.832621.3258
🌟 (not 💩)77.767518.319
high IQ (not low IQ)77.784916.8277
complimentary (not insulting)77.724320.7111
sober (not indulgent)77.59522.5309
badass (not weakass)77.573922.838
loveable (not punchable)77.235123.333
reader (not writer)77.17520.316
resolute (not wavering)77.036023.522
wooden (not plastic)77.023815.639
nurturing (not poisonous)76.942517.4109
mighty (not puny)76.851617.2286
not genocidal (not genocidal)76.862830.128
withdrawn (not outgoing)76.817618.315
💝 (not 💔)76.721726.829
efficient (not overprepared)76.615021.229
earth (not air)76.620127.422
humble (not arrogant)76.622223.4298
egalitarian (not racist)76.595521.428
😇 (not 😈)76.530122.118
tight (not loose)76.540920.932
genuine (not sarcastic)76.426423.7274
methodical (not astonishing)76.423521.3280
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.318022.8242
🤠 (not 🤑)75.932320.715
reclusive (not social)75.822920.543
demure (not vain)75.611020.7290
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.547623.4290
low-tech (not high-tech)75.524421.7258
important (not irrelevant)75.393120.934
thrifty (not extravagant)75.315717.838
realistic (not fantastical)75.233923.134
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.126424.1269
civilized (not barbaric)75.064420.4306
spartan (not glamorous)75.036119.325
thick (not thin)74.820716.4163
go-getter (not slugabed)74.887220.624
human (not animalistic)74.771322.4252
slow-talking (not fast-talking)74.79517.621
believable (not poorly-written)74.676023.727
empath (not psychopath)74.556222.531
anti-prank (not prankster)74.555928.617
subdued (not exuberant)74.48222.627
chortling (not giggling)74.427919.128
oppressed (not privileged)74.416123.721
sane (not crazy)74.324821.735
profound (not ironic)74.212021.930
🐘 (not 🐀)74.215228.630
friendly (not unfriendly)74.271623.218
introspective (not not introspective)74.135326.731
bashful (not exhibitionist)74.16417.229
regular (not zany)74.010021.922
patient (not impatient)73.817329.1126
mellow (not energetic)73.820019.513
decisive (not hesitant)73.766223.0303
driven (not unambitious)73.5119721.7228
master (not apprentice)73.569223.2122
😊 (not 🤣)73.539329.621
routine (not innovative)73.528522.113
one-faced (not two-faced)73.463024.549
protagonist (not antagonist)73.476821.820
basic (not hipster)73.335524.0289
wise (not foolish)73.142722.1284
eloquent (not unpolished)73.158823.1294
🧕 (not 💃)73.17822.232
fixable (not unfixable)73.022823.838
insightful (not generic)72.958725.616
handshakes (not hugs)72.869932.024
worldly (not innocent)72.772525.2317
independent (not codependent)72.663623.8268
paranoid (not naive)72.636613.915
legit (not scrub)72.578123.625
fussy (not sloppy)72.470516.012
leader (not follower)72.381522.224
sorrowful (not cheery)72.347419.3281
old (not young)72.335813.6311
dramatic (not comedic)72.366727.227
tense (not relaxed)72.288321.5276
devout (not heathen)72.227922.6287
🤐 (not 😜)72.235623.622
bookish (not sporty)71.974724.7251
poor (not rich)71.729320.8323
still (not twitchy)71.718427.249
charmer (not buffoon)71.575419.321
traumatized (not flourishing)71.459720.629
armoured (not vulnerable)71.359924.1247
precise (not vague)71.360125.9199
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)71.369524.923
complicated (not simple)71.272128.1244
builder (not explorer)71.224023.0238
realistic (not ambitious)71.214423.838
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)71.258019.614
permanent (not transient)71.227826.5121
neurotypical (not autistic)71.170023.5234
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.065526.532
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.850922.9111
rock (not rap)70.898517.224
resists change (not likes change)70.766223.014
active (not slothful)70.5114723.0255
deep (not epic)70.414025.028
white knight (not bad boy)70.461123.020
scientific (not artistic)70.352119.8282
skeptical (not spiritual)70.378424.4282
formal (not intimate)70.140124.038
pensive (not serene)70.061530.129
lawyerly (not engineerial)69.946025.615
monotone (not expressive)69.919420.926
cynical (not gullible)69.868126.324
unannoying (not annoying)69.835532.220
calm (not anxious)69.726226.6304
bear (not wolf)69.624725.019
chaste (not lustful)69.624422.3260
🧠 (not 💪)69.688421.234
unlucky (not fortunate)69.539625.4322
genius (not dunce)69.580018.6311
confident (not insecure)69.382525.7306
emotional (not unemotional)69.389624.319
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.249522.232
concise (not long-winded)69.127330.214
nice (not naughty)69.150924.523
consistent (not variable)69.051330.135
high standards (not desperate)69.062426.249
heartfelt (not clinical)69.069925.020
nonconformist (not social climber)68.954330.014
penny-pincher (not overspender)68.939927.123
winter (not summer)68.844427.624
unfrivolous (not goofy)68.872625.618
gentle (not harsh)68.653723.717
goth (not flower child)68.530119.021
tired (not wired)68.415519.715
fresh (not stinky)68.391820.333
direct (not roundabout)68.285129.1290
serious (not bold)68.233327.4295
people-person (not things-person)68.155025.821
earthly (not divine)68.067829.513
realist (not idealist)67.943325.7108
dominant (not submissive)67.992823.3293
valedictorian (not drop out)67.991526.523
vanilla (not kinky)67.744327.1287
overthinker (not underthinker)67.699520.514
🧐 (not 😎)67.541629.228
stylish (not slovenly)67.478424.9327
historical (not modern)67.446125.6184
old-fashioned (not progressive)67.445323.218
angelic (not demonic)67.366821.4295
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.246328.432
stable (not unstable)67.242721.913
🥰 (not 🙃)67.146825.334
tautology (not oxymoron)67.14830.316
indie (not pop)67.069830.117
proud (not apologetic)66.9114326.318
warm (not quarrelsome)66.846125.3305
haunted (not blissful)66.887429.236
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)66.8105921.013
tall (not short)66.768022.4292
coarse (not delicate)66.772822.321
monastic (not hedonist)66.618726.230
cursed (not blessed)66.680725.020
brave (not careful)66.579626.9282
conventional (not creative)66.541827.3294
flat (not bubbly)66.560423.512
mild (not manic)66.531725.613
manicured (not scruffy)66.494128.7244
all-seeing (not blind)66.359419.816
gloomy (not sunny)66.267417.930
overachiever (not underachiever)66.2119123.639
pronatalist (not child free)66.126327.9225
family-first (not work-first)66.163126.0259
curious (not apathetic)66.088223.3295
statist (not anarchist)66.046425.432
coordinated (not clumsy)65.899526.5254
pure (not debased)65.763524.3313
🤖 (not 👻)65.738326.318
attractive (not repulsive)65.6119121.4329
📈 (not 📉)65.673029.329
woke (not problematic)65.648520.314
slow (not fast)65.616622.5293
geriatric (not vibrant)65.619227.834
accepting (not judgemental)65.552827.6189
🎩 (not 🧢)65.570332.716
normie (not freak)65.440527.942
traditional (not unorthodox)65.344326.5106
thinker (not feeler)65.349518.718
intellectual (not physical)65.292527.0289
cautious (not impulsive)65.258027.8291
🐴 (not 🦄)65.266437.127
everyman (not chosen one)65.240525.829
homebody (not world traveler)65.152926.117
questioning (not believing)65.182128.018
assertive (not passive)65.0108824.9264
🐮 (not 🐷)65.041926.427
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.935826.0260
interested (not bored)64.8103527.733
chronically single (not serial dater)64.888228.014
outsider (not insider)64.753129.5182
minds-own-business (not snoops)64.617127.312
proper (not scandalous)64.662828.0265
🤫 (not 🤔)64.519330.817
real (not philosophical)64.479825.9208
charming (not awkward)64.188925.2282
washed (not muddy)64.188625.927
hoarder (not unprepared)63.971918.5217
beautiful (not ugly)63.9137823.2105
domestic (not industrial)63.842227.3110
unmeddlesome (not prying)63.815429.417
interesting (not tiresome)63.7109929.4281
repetitive (not varied)63.757626.1127
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.767031.625
hopeful (not fearful)63.784027.516
well behaved (not mischievous)63.652828.4308
shy (not playful)63.624123.6275
low self esteem (not narcissistic)63.537722.238
democratic (not authoritarian)63.468227.7283
literal (not metaphorical)63.473927.6254
prestigious (not disreputable)63.390125.5232
unassuming (not pretentious)63.337236.516
suspicious (not awkward)63.293224.6267
hunter (not gatherer)63.279628.823
distant (not touchy-feely)63.274229.917
feminist (not sexist)63.0110923.326
😭 (not 😀)62.950525.434
dog person (not cat person)62.860932.626
strict (not lenient)62.776525.0289
cool (not dorky)62.779125.928
triggered (not trolling)62.790825.519
luddite (not technophile)62.651026.0221
chill (not offended)62.641729.629
experience-oriented (not goal-oriented)62.641736.214
rigid (not flexible)62.570925.5262
alpha (not beta)62.5100328.0252
open-minded (not close-minded)62.586425.5283
Coke (not Pepsi)62.532330.848
original (not cliché)62.370925.914
warm (not cold)62.280424.2236
rural (not urban)62.133825.132
lion (not zebra)62.193626.412
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.0102327.7255
gracious (not feisty)62.028627.5305
spirited (not lifeless)62.0134024.822
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.8137028.2274
chill (not sassy)61.825120.413
predictable (not quirky)61.649729.418
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.573029.2332
fulfilled (not unfulfilled)61.538029.720
disarming (not creepy)61.4119924.5120
suspicious (not trusting)61.383726.8305
non-gamer (not gamer)61.393136.123
existentialist (not nihilist)61.282524.183
innocent (not jaded)61.236226.215
mild (not spicy)61.144827.9260
sweet (not bitter)61.173925.0264
dry (not moist)61.157826.730
bold (not shy)61.0152226.7300
linear (not circular)61.050630.823
empirical (not theoretical)60.858127.6257
🥴 (not 🥳)60.873321.223
reasoned (not instinctual)60.749129.3283
objective (not subjective)60.743326.9114
intense (not lighthearted)60.7114030.633
flawed (not perfect)60.6119323.318
normal (not weird)60.548925.7312
sad (not happy)60.596724.0296
first-mate (not captain)60.178434.0249
presidential (not folksy)60.183824.729
communist (not capitalist)60.149925.318
logical (not emotional)60.063527.1304
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)60.039729.818
centrist (not radical)59.945026.915
never cries (not often crying)59.990631.719
resistant (not resigned)59.8134428.3306
tailor (not blacksmith)59.8100431.226
creator (not consumer)59.892221.916
uptight (not easy)59.7106326.119
moderate (not extreme)59.646127.6257
rhythmic (not stuttering)59.4130324.319
common sense (not analysis)59.340629.721
Roman (not Greek)59.254622.120
👽 (not 🤡)59.178625.616
positive (not negative)59.190931.214
cooperative (not competitive)59.055528.5276
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.064923.126
resentful (not euphoric)59.0103524.816
activist (not nonpartisan)59.0105928.828
compersive (not jealous)58.872627.0256
contrarian (not yes-man)58.8103326.931
enchanting (not disturbing)58.6105824.016
corporate (not freelance)58.561131.929
timid (not cocky)58.433923.616
maverick (not conformist)58.4119230.320
arcane (not mainstream)58.389327.2253
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.3113026.6158
🐐 (not 🦒)58.2106231.729
🐿 (not 🦇)58.295330.229
blue (not red)58.280828.213
awkward (not comfortable)58.165526.821
tame (not wild)58.060726.3273
preppy (not punk rock)58.0102731.029
ferocious (not pacifist)57.9106428.7284
political (not nonpolitical)57.792329.6276
Italian (not Swedish)57.779732.519
sickly (not healthy)57.638222.9289
love shy (not cassanova)57.679329.323
morning lark (not night owl)57.555730.6145
queen (not princess)57.3109734.113
depressed (not bright)57.275426.1234
macho (not metrosexual)57.254229.631
utopian (not dystopian)57.276025.613
photographer (not physicist)57.194526.214
monochrome (not multicolored)57.079630.099
grumpy (not cheery)57.0101421.721
hard (not soft)56.998125.7292
cultured (not rustic)56.9109424.419
good-humored (not angry)56.698725.6268
leisurely (not hurried)56.556126.1281
glad (not mad)56.569921.118
enlightened (not lost)56.572126.932
welcoming experience (not cringing away)56.4100530.527
savory (not sweet)56.3102729.916
sheepish (not smug)56.342623.215
miserable (not joyful)56.2108120.026
theist (not atheist)56.059527.2100
average (not deviant)55.957127.4174
extraordinary (not mundane)55.8131826.9298
self-improving (not self-destructive)55.875532.724
good-cook (not bad-cook)55.877332.219
opinionated (not neutral)55.8173724.848
rough (not smooth)55.782524.8294
mechanical (not natural)55.773527.912
lover (not fighter)55.686425.639
prudish (not flirtatious)55.574828.315
stable (not moody)55.449131.8277
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)55.4102021.114
obedient (not rebellious)55.364227.9257
🤺 (not 🏌)55.3144534.026
repressed (not forward)55.354629.321
stubborn (not accommodating)54.9149031.750
rejected (not popular)54.988727.412
nerd (not jock)54.8111425.8299
literary (not mathematical)54.7117427.3248
western (not eastern)54.7145834.622
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.7115527.023
emancipated (not enslaved)54.6139826.6266
musical (not off-key)54.572828.026
transparent (not machiavellian)54.590033.816
🐩 (not 🐒)54.499225.323
sleepy (not frenzied)54.316626.036
fire (not water)54.3117235.627
reluctant (not eager)54.351429.712
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)54.3112029.215
official (not backdoor)54.179729.3255
🧗 (not 🛌)54.1127730.238
communal (not individualist)54.063628.994
purple (not orange)53.988026.7184
reactive (not proactive)53.999830.516
factual (not poetic)53.8110627.933
open to new experinces (not uncreative)53.7147927.3324
🎃 (not 💀)53.587531.723
always down (not picky)53.566130.317
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.2128524.5253
conservative (not liberal)53.262727.524
crafty (not scholarly)52.9120727.9261
forgiving (not vengeful)52.7100029.0291
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.758523.316
demanding (not unchallenging)52.7161226.856
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)52.786832.615
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)52.682327.846
French (not Russian)52.5125730.221
thinker (not doer)52.559429.853
opinionated (not jealous)52.5161727.720
ranged (not melee)52.4119326.328
evolutionist (not creationist)52.4121427.114
libertarian (not socialist)52.3115927.5216
biased (not impartial)52.3159627.6289
outlaw (not sheriff)52.3100927.1300
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.372729.4173
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)52.378628.115
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)52.276126.9231
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.1105329.0308
cannibal (not vegan)52.191428.423
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.092931.228
obsessed (not aloof)51.9151326.8292
funny (not humorless)51.9120525.3295
🥶 (not 🥵)51.979528.522
bossy (not meek)51.7143724.4291
generalist (not specialist)51.762428.5116
rugged (not refined)51.687926.8322
asexual (not sexual)51.660927.423
main character (not side character)51.698734.116
trusting (not charming)51.591228.3324
cryptic (not straightforward)51.449233.2324
politically correct (not edgy)51.386228.6319
chic (not cheesy)51.393828.427
😏 (not 😬)51.2120929.724
kangaroo (not dolphin)51.297032.512
soft (not hard)51.191325.6125
🎨 (not 🏀)50.9126928.531
insomniac (not slumbering)50.9157630.113
analytical (not intuitive)50.8100231.215
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.7103329.8249
involved (not remote)50.4165829.1289

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. James Gordon (0.844)
  2. Davos Seaworth (0.843)
  3. John Diggle (0.84)
  4. William Somerset (0.836)
  5. Alfred Pennyworth (0.828)
  6. Colonel Brandon (0.826)
  7. Alfred Pennyworth (0.822)
  8. Elsie Carson (0.809)
  9. Eddard Stark (0.807)
  10. Atticus Finch (0.802)
  1. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.644)
  2. The Deep (-0.638)
  3. Lydia Bennet (-0.627)
  4. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.627)
  5. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.626)
  6. Roman Roy (-0.61)
  7. Zapp Brannigan (-0.601)
  8. Cheryl Tunt (-0.594)
  9. F. Tony Scarapiducci (-0.589)
  10. Krusty the Clown (-0.575)

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 John Bates to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way John Bates is described identify as.

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


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