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John Bates 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. 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
love-focused (not money-focused)93.34512.914
devoted (not unfaithful)92.3909.711
loyal (not traitorous)91.316112.8323
diligent (not lazy)91.020612.0335
🤠 (not 🤑)90.6118.85
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.513112.2346
modest (not flamboyant)89.9513.3315
confidential (not gossiping)89.46314.9290
perceptive (not unobservant)89.315812.321
on-time (not tardy)89.012515.455
gendered (not androgynous)88.810016.8121
private (not gregarious)88.73113.4323
mature (not juvenile)88.76013.693
masculine (not feminine)88.018112.6322
competent (not incompetent)87.921813.1239
motivated (not unmotivated)87.33909.417
English (not German)86.94718.720
straight (not queer)86.618218.0135
frank (not sugarcoated)86.613614.412
works hard (not plays hard)86.510015.3332
quiet (not loud)86.43713.8332
neat (not messy)85.614017.3210
reserved (not chatty)85.57815.0328
guarded (not open)85.319316.6289
street-smart (not sheltered)85.019318.2261
minimalist (not pack rat)84.91110.019
grateful (not entitled)84.65318.727
pro (not noob)84.428717.618
respectful (not rude)84.313917.5318
workaholic (not slacker)84.138714.7147
kind (not cruel)84.030115.8300
pointed (not random)84.022511.924
secretive (not open-book)83.918017.029
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.816517.2300
treasure (not trash)83.628214.937
💝 (not 💔)83.46920.825
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.47419.4322
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.029918.622
OCD (not ADHD)83.09712.322
sensible (not ludicrous)82.99016.8312
soulful (not soulless)82.930118.9123
rational (not whimsical)82.911617.4326
stoic (not expressive)82.84818.8318
heroic (not villainous)82.536517.3345
vintage (not trendy)82.519317.820
tasteful (not lewd)82.010517.8308
reassuring (not fearmongering)81.810320.617
frugal (not lavish)81.65616.2336
sturdy (not flimsy)81.625716.237
studious (not goof-off)81.534717.725
reliable (not experimental)81.511925.626
🎩 (not 🧢)81.421020.111
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)81.212719.6288
🥾 (not 👟)81.011819.425
utilitarian (not decorative)80.98717.5117
persistent (not quitter)80.983025.422
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.916622.426
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.832222.011
protagonist (not antagonist)80.528513.413
altruistic (not selfish)80.318218.1300
concrete (not abstract)80.09320.622
deep (not shallow)80.015418.446
resourceful (not helpless)79.955720.9121
resolute (not wavering)79.719821.719
giving (not receiving)79.72278.713
alert (not oblivious)79.631421.428
factual (not exaggerating)79.612620.926
serious (not playful)79.529517.9304
attentive (not interrupting)79.510719.224
earth (not air)79.512225.318
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.412520.354
introvert (not extrovert)79.29616.4317
tight (not loose)79.023620.324
clean (not perverted)79.034624.730
classical (not avant-garde)78.99419.3133
badass (not weakass)78.953919.630
honorable (not cunning)78.719324.1380
wholesome (not salacious)78.623626.915
orderly (not chaotic)78.324622.6309
efficient (not overprepared)78.38120.626
practical (not imaginative)78.224720.9261
no-nonsense (not dramatic)78.211622.5131
prideful (not envious)78.221022.440
reasonable (not deranged)78.123019.514
chortling (not giggling)77.914017.722
high IQ (not low IQ)77.963716.7281
equitable (not hypocritical)77.811621.3140
complimentary (not insulting)77.718720.9112
chivalrous (not businesslike)77.710223.836
sober (not indulgent)77.68022.3312
monotone (not expressive)77.55916.518
go-getter (not slugabed)77.456717.718
concise (not long-winded)77.37823.910
tactful (not indiscreet)77.218320.120
slow-talking (not fast-talking)77.25118.716
🌟 (not 💩)77.150118.417
mighty (not puny)76.841817.2283
genuine (not sarcastic)76.819623.7282
wooden (not plastic)76.722415.335
humble (not arrogant)76.517723.4310
nurturing (not poisonous)76.535017.1105
generous (not stingy)76.528020.256
important (not irrelevant)76.465920.725
methodical (not astonishing)76.320721.2278
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.212523.1245
demure (not vain)76.07920.6299
low-tech (not high-tech)76.018121.2255
fixable (not unfixable)76.010121.027
rock (not rap)75.950213.816
egalitarian (not racist)75.876122.624
sage (not whippersnapper)75.88017.522
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.639123.5299
loveable (not punchable)75.432424.628
romantic (not dispassionate)75.141124.720
reclusive (not social)75.017820.535
civilized (not barbaric)74.949620.5316
human (not animalistic)74.953122.5264
mysterious (not unambiguous)74.720124.4279
😊 (not 🤣)74.625028.519
believable (not poorly-written)74.559724.923
driven (not unambitious)74.488821.4231
master (not apprentice)74.452922.8126
🐘 (not 🐀)74.413129.029
regular (not zany)74.28122.517
profound (not ironic)74.29022.925
thick (not thin)74.118316.1165
sane (not crazy)74.119022.726
thrifty (not extravagant)74.117016.838
decisive (not hesitant)74.052722.7298
🤐 (not 😜)73.822823.719
subdued (not exuberant)73.77323.122
basic (not hipster)73.629423.7293
permanent (not transient)73.417724.6120
legit (not scrub)73.456723.422
patient (not impatient)73.314928.6130
worldly (not innocent)73.355325.0332
empath (not psychopath)73.245123.625
prudish (not flirtatious)73.216428.14
dramatic (not comedic)73.149526.827
wise (not foolish)73.034422.0289
realistic (not fantastical)72.833425.227
bashful (not exhibitionist)72.87817.425
eloquent (not unpolished)72.747823.3303
independent (not codependent)72.448823.7274
tense (not relaxed)72.368821.0284
old (not young)72.327914.2322
devout (not heathen)72.124622.8289
sorrowful (not cheery)72.136519.3294
bookish (not sporty)72.156424.7257
😇 (not 😈)72.133924.615
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.035422.8104
stoic (not hypochondriac)72.029017.710
complicated (not simple)71.952327.7252
deep (not epic)71.98025.123
still (not twitchy)71.914427.741
🧕 (not 💃)71.86122.429
traumatized (not flourishing)71.739924.120
poor (not rich)71.620820.3321
pensive (not serene)71.642428.625
realistic (not ambitious)71.610923.336
paranoid (not naive)71.432717.08
introspective (not not introspective)71.434727.930
neurotypical (not autistic)71.361423.4239
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)71.333920.922
builder (not explorer)71.221423.4246
armoured (not vulnerable)71.148324.4255
🧠 (not 💪)71.162421.228
predictable (not quirky)71.019430.510
one-faced (not two-faced)70.656926.647
skeptical (not spiritual)70.560924.5290
🤖 (not 👻)70.520119.915
high standards (not desperate)70.348024.848
scientific (not artistic)70.340719.8292
active (not slothful)70.187223.0259
precise (not vague)69.952926.2204
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.928726.420
calm (not anxious)69.719326.5306
unlucky (not fortunate)69.630125.4323
confident (not insecure)69.665025.8315
genius (not dunce)69.660218.5314
oppressed (not privileged)69.118926.316
chaste (not lustful)68.920022.3270
formal (not intimate)68.834824.332
cynical (not gullible)68.853823.313
tautology (not oxymoron)68.65828.210
direct (not roundabout)68.566028.8301
realist (not idealist)68.534025.7105
serious (not bold)68.424627.5305
overachiever (not underachiever)68.484422.339
consistent (not variable)68.143330.931
stylish (not slovenly)68.159424.7328
goth (not flower child)67.926517.710
dominant (not submissive)67.873623.5299
transparent (not machiavellian)67.731530.512
vanilla (not kinky)67.634126.9295
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)67.362229.120
warm (not quarrelsome)67.234425.0310
angelic (not demonic)67.252121.2304
🤫 (not 🤔)67.29534.412
historical (not modern)67.035525.9190
white knight (not bad boy)66.954523.216
🐴 (not 🦄)66.944735.918
pronatalist (not child free)66.820227.7230
emotional (not unemotional)66.674726.49
geriatric (not vibrant)66.512726.331
manicured (not scruffy)66.475128.7251
brave (not careful)66.459627.1292
conventional (not creative)66.333227.3303
📈 (not 📉)66.350128.321
tall (not short)66.151822.8277
fresh (not stinky)66.174723.531
attractive (not repulsive)66.087721.3346
curious (not apathetic)65.967123.2303
🐮 (not 🐷)65.925224.923
coordinated (not clumsy)65.878726.6269
family-first (not work-first)65.748626.3258
slow (not fast)65.613522.1294
cautious (not impulsive)65.545227.8300
low self esteem (not narcissistic)65.524221.233
intellectual (not physical)65.471526.7296
assertive (not passive)65.484424.6272
intense (not lighthearted)65.475126.125
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.329725.8265
traditional (not unorthodox)65.335427.5104
queen (not princess)65.366430.06
pure (not debased)65.248624.6316
accepting (not judgemental)65.241727.7193
🥰 (not 🙃)65.238926.433
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.279922.816
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.140627.423
haunted (not blissful)65.173429.830
statist (not anarchist)65.139626.329
outsider (not insider)65.042229.2188
tailor (not blacksmith)65.062927.521
unassuming (not pretentious)64.923937.215
proper (not scandalous)64.847427.8268
valedictorian (not drop out)64.878024.617
charming (not awkward)64.568925.1291
triggered (not trolling)64.559225.317
presidential (not folksy)64.453225.825
distant (not touchy-feely)64.451426.79
monastic (not hedonist)64.319128.620
hoarder (not unprepared)64.253218.2221
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.249431.220
chill (not offended)64.228229.126
well behaved (not mischievous)64.139628.5307
real (not philosophical)64.065226.1205
interested (not bored)64.077328.231
literal (not metaphorical)63.857227.3258
interesting (not tiresome)63.682829.3294
strict (not lenient)63.459524.9297
rigid (not flexible)63.454125.0271
prestigious (not disreputable)63.468325.6235
beautiful (not ugly)63.4103723.2106
domestic (not industrial)63.431327.5113
suspicious (not awkward)63.375724.4282
open-minded (not close-minded)63.360425.4293
feminist (not sexist)63.282123.822
👽 (not 🤡)62.948827.08
democratic (not authoritarian)62.854327.8286
alpha (not beta)62.877827.8249
luddite (not technophile)62.738926.0227
repetitive (not varied)62.753126.4123
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)62.726126.915
shy (not playful)62.619624.1291
warm (not cold)62.561223.7245
gracious (not feisty)62.519527.6311
🧐 (not 😎)62.544132.319
washed (not muddy)62.269323.217
disarming (not creepy)62.188124.4122
existentialist (not nihilist)62.156024.180
normie (not freak)62.040727.835
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.9101728.3286
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.485827.6264
first-mate (not captain)61.360033.6256
rural (not urban)61.227224.531
🐿 (not 🦇)61.162531.021
reasoned (not instinctual)61.038829.5296
suspicious (not trusting)60.966427.1311
empirical (not theoretical)60.945327.6260
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.959029.6340
corporate (not freelance)60.944831.726
bold (not shy)60.8119526.6308
normal (not weird)60.838325.9317
sweet (not bitter)60.857225.2268
sad (not happy)60.771424.1307
timid (not cocky)60.623427.27
😭 (not 😀)60.548425.718
dry (not moist)60.548023.423
logical (not emotional)60.447927.0307
opinionated (not neutral)60.3123623.848
everyman (not chosen one)60.343324.015
hunter (not gatherer)60.268129.420
cool (not dorky)60.168130.123
mild (not spicy)60.037028.0260
Coke (not Pepsi)59.935532.648
moderate (not extreme)59.834227.5255
enlightened (not lost)59.847728.124
objective (not subjective)59.736327.7118
linear (not circular)59.745332.520
opinionated (not jealous)59.796723.714
cooperative (not competitive)59.538328.3290
resistant (not resigned)59.5104328.3316
dog person (not cat person)59.458932.618
conservative (not liberal)59.337124.921
gloomy (not sunny)59.368623.924
preppy (not punk rock)58.976130.221
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)58.879726.813
ferocious (not pacifist)58.681428.3292
compersive (not jealous)58.654027.1264
political (not nonpolitical)58.469929.4287
morning lark (not night owl)58.341430.5145
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.388126.6154
winter (not summer)58.260131.413
monochrome (not multicolored)58.158230.7101
🐐 (not 🦒)58.179833.126
self-improving (not self-destructive)58.151334.219
fire (not water)58.183332.525
tame (not wild)57.748226.3275
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.779727.222
glad (not mad)57.648723.211
sickly (not healthy)57.428723.2290
arcane (not mainstream)57.469227.7257
depressed (not bright)57.055726.0240
leisurely (not hurried)57.045426.2283
Roman (not Greek)57.051525.518
lover (not fighter)57.061426.532
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.959025.023
good-humored (not angry)56.874325.6269
🧗 (not 🛌)56.887728.632
hard (not soft)56.776725.7308
French (not Russian)56.381428.518
stable (not moody)56.137731.6284
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)55.839323.117
sleepy (not frenzied)55.811124.729
contrarian (not yes-man)55.886924.620
obedient (not rebellious)55.750727.6264
average (not deviant)55.744427.4172
extraordinary (not mundane)55.6101327.0305
rough (not smooth)55.663325.0294
theist (not atheist)55.448726.799
centrist (not radical)55.453527.111
🥴 (not 🥳)55.375225.219
non-gamer (not gamer)55.387437.020
miserable (not joyful)55.185518.620
common sense (not analysis)55.146031.714
stubborn (not accommodating)55.0112731.645
chic (not cheesy)54.960729.319
emancipated (not enslaved)54.8106826.4271
always down (not picky)54.844127.910
communal (not individualist)54.746229.396
Italian (not Swedish)54.673833.118
musical (not off-key)54.554026.721
thinker (not doer)54.438729.551
literary (not mathematical)54.388327.4258
nerd (not jock)54.285725.9301
official (not backdoor)54.260529.2265
open to new experinces (not uncreative)53.9110627.2331
proactive (not reactive)53.957329.010
western (not eastern)53.8110232.515
macho (not metrosexual)53.653729.623
🥶 (not 🥵)53.560230.022
crafty (not scholarly)53.489727.8272
😏 (not 😬)53.382132.512
factual (not poetic)53.288126.730
innocent (not jaded)53.146125.19
purple (not orange)53.072026.6187
ranged (not melee)53.088926.424
forgiving (not vengeful)52.973729.0301
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.999024.5264
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.870531.328
outlaw (not sheriff)52.575527.2305
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.478928.8316
biased (not impartial)52.4120027.4293
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.455529.5176
🎃 (not 💀)52.473732.921
demanding (not unchallenging)52.4123726.452
🏀 (not 🎨)52.359627.927
cannibal (not vegan)52.274127.219
often crying (not never cries)52.265227.25
rugged (not refined)52.166326.6332
🤺 (not 🏌)52.0119933.120
sexual (not asexual)52.0109230.621
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.860826.9235
obsessed (not aloof)51.7115326.9300
bossy (not meek)51.7111424.2301
trusting (not charming)51.769228.2336
rustic (not cultured)51.656724.97
politically correct (not edgy)51.564928.7321
🐩 (not 🐒)51.582826.319
libertarian (not socialist)51.4100728.0222
funny (not humorless)51.492525.2302
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)51.467228.735
hard (not soft)51.388625.9125
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.275429.8256
generalist (not specialist)51.051528.3114
involved (not remote)50.8126728.7285
pop (not indie)50.254534.810
bad-cook (not good-cook)50.383732.216
cryptic (not straightforward)50.539733.2331

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 (0.852)
  2. Davos Seaworth (0.845)
  3. William Somerset (0.832)
  4. Alfred Pennyworth (0.823)
  5. John Diggle (0.822)
  6. Jorah Mormont (0.814)
  7. William Adama (0.81)
  8. Elsie Carson (0.808)
  9. Joe West (0.806)
  10. Eddard Stark (0.804)
  1. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.653)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.649)
  3. Lydia Bennet (-0.623)
  4. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.617)
  5. Roman Roy (-0.614)
  6. F. Tony Scarapiducci (-0.606)
  7. Cheryl Tunt (-0.604)
  8. Zapp Brannigan (-0.599)
  9. The Deep (-0.59)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.584)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.75)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.69)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.63)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.59)
  5. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.59)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.51)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.51)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.49)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.47)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.39)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.39)
  12. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.38)
  13. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.37)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.35)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.32)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.27)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.21)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.04)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.02)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.02)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.2)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.22)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.24)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.25)


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