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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
devoted (not unfaithful)92.7649.412
diligent (not lazy)91.418411.3323
loyal (not traitorous)91.016813.5315
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.712612.2334
love-focused (not money-focused)90.57813.920
perceptive (not unobservant)90.113012.125
modest (not flamboyant)90.0412.6302
confidential (not gossiping)89.65614.1276
on-time (not tardy)89.112214.954
private (not gregarious)88.92812.6309
gendered (not androgynous)88.99316.7121
mature (not juvenile)88.36813.889
masculine (not feminine)88.018412.6321
competent (not incompetent)87.922313.4237
English (not German)87.14017.027
grateful (not entitled)87.13414.428
motivated (not unmotivated)86.84059.418
works hard (not plays hard)86.49315.5323
straight (not queer)86.417818.0133
quiet (not loud)86.23913.9322
reserved (not chatty)85.47715.2318
guarded (not open)85.418416.7276
neat (not messy)85.015317.9206
street-smart (not sheltered)85.018817.8254
secretive (not open-book)84.816015.836
pro (not noob)84.528416.621
kind (not cruel)84.330215.9287
treasure (not trash)84.324914.237
workaholic (not slacker)84.038914.9142
pointed (not random)84.021411.526
frank (not sugarcoated)84.018421.715
respectful (not rude)83.913817.8307
sturdy (not flimsy)83.817612.037
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.416217.7295
rational (not whimsical)83.211017.0317
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.27719.8314
stoic (not expressive)83.04318.8303
minimalist (not pack rat)82.91612.818
giving (not receiving)82.713210.714
sensible (not ludicrous)82.69017.3305
heroic (not villainous)82.535317.4333
🥾 (not 👟)82.19719.127
tasteful (not lewd)82.19518.0301
vintage (not trendy)82.119217.620
soulful (not soulless)81.934620.5123
frugal (not lavish)81.75316.4327
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.734920.524
patriotic (not unpatriotic)81.615022.226
clean (not perverted)81.625622.731
studious (not goof-off)81.334017.127
alert (not oblivious)81.027321.330
reassuring (not fearmongering)80.910919.719
persistent (not quitter)80.981525.422
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)80.612920.1275
reasonable (not deranged)80.617217.315
concrete (not abstract)80.47720.623
reliable (not experimental)80.413325.827
utilitarian (not decorative)80.39017.2114
💝 (not 💔)80.310724.127
altruistic (not selfish)79.918318.1295
wholesome (not salacious)79.820125.517
deep (not shallow)79.816118.750
serious (not playful)79.729818.0295
resourceful (not helpless)79.655621.1122
prideful (not envious)79.615621.738
attentive (not interrupting)79.59819.224
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.512520.253
chivalrous (not businesslike)79.46322.736
tight (not loose)79.322220.524
factual (not exaggerating)79.114020.627
introvert (not extrovert)79.09916.5307
romantic (not dispassionate)78.929021.323
classical (not avant-garde)78.710219.4131
badass (not weakass)78.655519.534
OCD (not ADHD)78.520617.523
honorable (not cunning)78.420524.2368
orderly (not chaotic)78.224322.8294
resolute (not wavering)78.223322.020
practical (not imaginative)78.124121.0254
no-nonsense (not dramatic)78.111622.1125
🤠 (not 🤑)78.017728.17
equitable (not hypocritical)77.910821.5136
efficient (not overprepared)77.89420.226
sage (not whippersnapper)77.85617.725
high IQ (not low IQ)77.765816.8273
🎩 (not 🧢)77.728522.712
complimentary (not insulting)77.618320.9109
sober (not indulgent)77.56722.5307
wooden (not plastic)77.319415.436
not genocidal (not genocidal)77.241526.817
🌟 (not 💩)77.151818.417
generous (not stingy)77.126620.259
nurturing (not poisonous)77.033217.1106
humble (not arrogant)76.916423.2295
😇 (not 😈)76.922222.515
genuine (not sarcastic)76.718823.6271
mighty (not puny)76.643117.2280
methodical (not astonishing)76.518521.4274
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.511922.7239
chortling (not giggling)76.218618.523
egalitarian (not racist)75.875022.624
loveable (not punchable)75.631124.229
earth (not air)75.619128.520
demure (not vain)75.68720.7288
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.539023.5289
low-tech (not high-tech)75.518721.7254
thrifty (not extravagant)75.512418.037
tactful (not indiscreet)75.323323.623
😊 (not 🤣)75.322629.718
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.118824.1269
slow-talking (not fast-talking)75.07118.818
fixable (not unfixable)75.012521.931
civilized (not barbaric)74.949820.4304
human (not animalistic)74.852622.3251
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.718419.610
realistic (not fantastical)74.726924.829
thick (not thin)74.617716.3161
regular (not zany)74.57521.519
tautology (not oxymoron)74.5927.812
important (not irrelevant)74.472822.627
decisive (not hesitant)74.351522.5297
🐘 (not 🐀)74.212828.630
sane (not crazy)74.118622.327
reclusive (not social)74.118420.838
believable (not poorly-written)74.062824.525
paranoid (not naive)74.024016.410
🤐 (not 😜)73.822323.719
subdued (not exuberant)73.86422.623
pensive (not serene)73.730128.926
profound (not ironic)73.79322.228
empath (not psychopath)73.743922.829
driven (not unambitious)73.692721.7226
bashful (not exhibitionist)73.65717.525
master (not apprentice)73.554823.2122
patient (not impatient)73.414129.1124
protagonist (not antagonist)73.356022.319
basic (not hipster)73.330223.8286
emotional (not unemotional)73.353821.910
wise (not foolish)73.133122.2281
go-getter (not slugabed)73.174521.321
eloquent (not unpolished)73.047023.1292
worldly (not innocent)72.956825.1316
introspective (not not introspective)72.930027.129
one-faced (not two-faced)72.850024.846
monotone (not expressive)72.711318.623
independent (not codependent)72.549823.7265
tense (not relaxed)72.468321.2275
sorrowful (not cheery)72.336219.3280
old (not young)72.328613.7309
dramatic (not comedic)72.352227.227
🧕 (not 💃)72.25422.829
devout (not heathen)72.224022.6285
legit (not scrub)72.261524.024
bookish (not sporty)71.957124.8248
still (not twitchy)71.714128.043
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.737122.3105
permanent (not transient)71.621426.2119
poor (not rich)71.521521.0315
concise (not long-winded)71.517025.511
armoured (not vulnerable)71.446824.1246
complicated (not simple)71.354728.1240
neurotypical (not autistic)71.260223.5232
builder (not explorer)71.220323.1235
realistic (not ambitious)71.210523.838
oppressed (not privileged)71.215725.116
🤖 (not 👻)70.818321.213
precise (not vague)70.850726.0193
traumatized (not flourishing)70.645322.723
active (not slothful)70.585523.1252
🧠 (not 💪)70.465220.830
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.427126.921
scientific (not artistic)70.341919.8281
deep (not epic)70.39925.423
rock (not rap)70.380619.216
queen (not princess)70.354130.37
skeptical (not spiritual)70.262724.4279
white knight (not bad boy)70.147223.020
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.955925.221
calm (not anxious)69.619726.7301
chaste (not lustful)69.418522.4257
genius (not dunce)69.461518.7306
confident (not insecure)69.466825.7304
unlucky (not fortunate)69.330325.4314
high standards (not desperate)69.249225.747
formal (not intimate)68.635624.834
direct (not roundabout)68.465528.9289
consistent (not variable)68.342631.031
realist (not idealist)68.233325.6105
serious (not bold)68.125627.5293
fresh (not stinky)68.169420.931
dominant (not submissive)68.072923.3291
unassuming (not pretentious)67.917736.814
goth (not flower child)67.724517.112
vanilla (not kinky)67.634327.1286
stylish (not slovenly)67.560425.0322
historical (not modern)67.434325.6184
angelic (not demonic)67.250521.4293
geriatric (not vibrant)67.212626.531
🥰 (not 🙃)67.134624.230
warm (not quarrelsome)67.133925.1302
predictable (not quirky)67.125826.316
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)67.041322.124
cynical (not gullible)67.058823.516
🐴 (not 🦄)66.944335.918
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)66.860826.419
intense (not lighthearted)66.771726.827
brave (not careful)66.560426.9282
conventional (not creative)66.533127.3294
tall (not short)66.451622.5270
pronatalist (not child free)66.320328.0221
overachiever (not underachiever)66.291623.639
curious (not apathetic)66.165523.2290
manicured (not scruffy)66.174328.7241
chill (not offended)65.925327.727
📈 (not 📉)65.952028.920
attractive (not repulsive)65.887921.2326
haunted (not blissful)65.870229.833
cautious (not impulsive)65.744827.5288
coordinated (not clumsy)65.777426.5253
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.739427.423
family-first (not work-first)65.648326.2252
pure (not debased)65.647724.3309
slow (not fast)65.513522.3286
🤫 (not 🤔)65.512332.713
accepting (not judgemental)65.440527.8186
statist (not anarchist)65.439426.130
winter (not summer)65.342529.418
intellectual (not physical)65.272026.9283
traditional (not unorthodox)65.236326.4103
assertive (not passive)65.085424.9262
indie (not pop)64.958428.810
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.829126.1257
triggered (not trolling)64.857924.618
outsider (not insider)64.742129.6181
distant (not touchy-feely)64.751930.014
proper (not scandalous)64.648327.9261
beautiful (not ugly)64.4101623.3101
transparent (not machiavellian)64.335732.612
real (not philosophical)64.263226.2203
gloomy (not sunny)64.256219.423
everyman (not chosen one)64.233224.823
hoarder (not unprepared)64.155218.4216
interested (not bored)64.180027.832
charming (not awkward)63.969925.3279
interesting (not tiresome)63.981529.3280
🧐 (not 😎)63.841331.122
dry (not moist)63.737823.623
well behaved (not mischievous)63.640628.4304
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)63.625327.215
shy (not playful)63.517723.6274
valedictorian (not drop out)63.580426.519
🐮 (not 🐷)63.536626.824
low self esteem (not narcissistic)63.527422.238
democratic (not authoritarian)63.451927.5279
literal (not metaphorical)63.458827.6253
prestigious (not disreputable)63.469425.6231
cool (not dorky)63.459827.024
repetitive (not varied)63.349926.1121
washed (not muddy)63.366825.020
suspicious (not awkward)63.276324.6266
domestic (not industrial)63.231427.5105
rigid (not flexible)62.955225.4257
feminist (not sexist)62.981824.321
strict (not lenient)62.860525.0288
open-minded (not close-minded)62.862125.4280
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)62.752832.920
luddite (not technophile)62.638226.0221
alpha (not beta)62.578828.2246
warm (not cold)62.260924.0229
gracious (not feisty)62.121127.6301
rural (not urban)62.125425.132
monastic (not hedonist)62.122929.218
😭 (not 😀)62.042124.820
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.983427.5252
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.9103428.2271
dog person (not cat person)61.950032.323
existentialist (not nihilist)61.758723.878
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.657529.3329
Coke (not Pepsi)61.627631.146
disarming (not creepy)61.590124.6118
normie (not freak)61.542127.537
suspicious (not trusting)61.465526.8301
presidential (not folksy)61.461524.926
sweet (not bitter)61.256125.0262
🐿 (not 🦇)61.163131.021
hunter (not gatherer)61.066528.921
bold (not shy)60.9119026.7298
👽 (not 🤡)60.953926.38
empirical (not theoretical)60.845627.4253
mild (not spicy)60.835328.0254
glad (not mad)60.842323.113
Roman (not Greek)60.836421.718
innocent (not jaded)60.730427.114
normal (not weird)60.539425.7310
sad (not happy)60.571724.1293
first-mate (not captain)60.561033.8247
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.595125.016
reasoned (not instinctual)60.439329.4277
logical (not emotional)60.248126.9301
western (not eastern)60.274133.218
objective (not subjective)60.134927.0111
linear (not circular)60.142831.322
fire (not water)60.177133.823
resistant (not resigned)59.9102628.2302
moderate (not extreme)59.735227.6253
cooperative (not competitive)58.940528.5275
self-improving (not self-destructive)58.649533.721
centrist (not radical)58.639227.414
compersive (not jealous)58.553726.9254
timid (not cocky)58.526225.811
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.386826.5155
tame (not wild)58.346626.1270
arcane (not mainstream)58.266927.3250
corporate (not freelance)58.250432.326
ferocious (not pacifist)57.983928.7283
miserable (not joyful)57.978520.123
🐐 (not 🦒)57.981432.926
morning lark (not night owl)57.843230.7143
political (not nonpolitical)57.772229.6273
Italian (not Swedish)57.765232.519
sickly (not healthy)57.627822.9284
tailor (not blacksmith)57.683431.523
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.578426.820
preppy (not punk rock)57.480331.524
🥴 (not 🥳)57.366621.718
depressed (not bright)57.254626.1233
opinionated (not neutral)57.2131224.346
lover (not fighter)57.061926.532
hard (not soft)56.976025.7291
good-humored (not angry)56.874825.5262
conservative (not liberal)56.841727.421
enlightened (not lost)56.856028.127
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.759724.921
non-gamer (not gamer)56.782937.318
common sense (not analysis)56.640829.919
leisurely (not hurried)56.446526.2277
monochrome (not multicolored)56.463030.294
🧗 (not 🛌)55.989229.835
stable (not moody)55.838731.7274
extraordinary (not mundane)55.7100726.9296
rough (not smooth)55.663224.7285
average (not deviant)55.644827.6170
obedient (not rebellious)55.451327.9252
macho (not metrosexual)55.348229.122
stubborn (not accommodating)55.3113131.947
musical (not off-key)55.050927.824
nerd (not jock)54.983825.8296
emancipated (not enslaved)54.9105526.5264
contrarian (not yes-man)54.889325.723
always down (not picky)54.844827.910
literary (not mathematical)54.786027.3242
theist (not atheist)54.551626.696
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)54.540522.915
proactive (not reactive)54.352627.711
prudish (not flirtatious)54.360432.39
ranged (not melee)54.281826.226
factual (not poetic)54.185527.030
cultured (not rustic)54.190823.212
open to new experinces (not uncreative)53.9110227.3321
official (not backdoor)53.961129.3252
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.965131.327
thinker (not doer)53.742130.346
purple (not orange)53.569726.7180
communal (not individualist)53.550128.892
chic (not cheesy)53.266028.422
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.198424.5251
sleepy (not frenzied)53.014626.431
forgiving (not vengeful)52.973229.0290
crafty (not scholarly)52.891427.9259
🥶 (not 🥵)52.861628.921
opinionated (not jealous)52.6122928.519
biased (not impartial)52.4119927.6286
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.455929.4171
🎃 (not 💀)52.470032.921
outlaw (not sheriff)52.376127.2298
😬 (not 😏)52.361332.014
cannibal (not vegan)52.373727.918
demanding (not unchallenging)52.3123926.352
libertarian (not socialist)52.294527.6214
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)52.160026.9228
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.080328.9306
rugged (not refined)51.766526.7320
obsessed (not aloof)51.7116326.8289
funny (not humorless)51.791825.4290
good-cook (not bad-cook)51.773131.417
often crying (not never cries)51.765224.910
🤺 (not 🏌)51.6120932.724
bossy (not meek)51.5112424.4287
🐩 (not 🐒)51.582526.319
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)51.587828.240
trusting (not charming)51.469228.3323
sexual (not asexual)51.4109228.520
politically correct (not edgy)51.166928.5316
cryptic (not straightforward)51.037733.1320
French (not Russian)51.0100829.519
specialist (not generalist)50.1108028.3112
soft (not hard)50.769025.8122
involved (not remote)50.4127328.9282
🎨 (not 🏀)50.697528.229
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.582029.7248

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 (0.849)
  2. Davos Seaworth (0.848)
  3. William Somerset (0.835)
  4. John Diggle (0.827)
  5. Alfred Pennyworth (0.823)
  6. Jorah Mormont (0.819)
  7. Alfred Pennyworth (0.811)
  8. Eddard Stark (0.81)
  9. William Adama (0.809)
  10. Elsie Carson (0.805)
  1. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.659)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.638)
  3. Zapp Brannigan (-0.622)
  4. Lydia Bennet (-0.618)
  5. The Deep (-0.618)
  6. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.617)
  7. Roman Roy (-0.616)
  8. Cheryl Tunt (-0.612)
  9. F. Tony Scarapiducci (-0.603)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.583)

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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