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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
loyal (not traitorous)91.310412.8322
diligent (not lazy)90.912912.1330
🤠 (not 🤑)90.658.85
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.48612.2341
modest (not flamboyant)89.9313.3313
confidential (not gossiping)89.33814.9288
gendered (not androgynous)89.05616.6119
private (not gregarious)88.81913.4321
mature (not juvenile)88.74513.792
masculine (not feminine)88.010712.6322
competent (not incompetent)87.915213.1237
works hard (not plays hard)86.75914.7328
straight (not queer)86.712018.0134
quiet (not loud)86.42613.8329
neat (not messy)85.59217.5204
reserved (not chatty)85.45515.1325
guarded (not open)85.311516.6289
street-smart (not sheltered)85.012518.2261
minimalist (not pack rat)84.91110.517
respectful (not rude)84.38717.5316
workaholic (not slacker)84.223514.8142
kind (not cruel)84.118515.7298
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.711517.2299
💝 (not 💔)83.42820.825
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.45219.5319
sensible (not ludicrous)83.25816.7308
soulful (not soulless)83.216518.5120
rational (not whimsical)82.88617.4322
stoic (not expressive)82.74118.9317
heroic (not villainous)82.620717.3342
pro (not noob)82.520817.716
treasure (not trash)81.922110.416
tasteful (not lewd)81.87517.9304
frugal (not lavish)81.64016.2335
studious (not goof-off)81.523418.220
🎩 (not 🧢)81.412020.111
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)81.28819.6288
🥾 (not 👟)81.06119.425
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.99922.426
utilitarian (not decorative)80.77117.5116
altruistic (not selfish)80.311018.3293
resourceful (not helpless)80.233920.7119
resolute (not wavering)80.211722.118
persistent (not quitter)79.652826.220
alert (not oblivious)79.620321.428
serious (not playful)79.520717.9302
concrete (not abstract)79.46322.119
introvert (not extrovert)79.26316.4315
classical (not avant-garde)78.96519.4132
deep (not shallow)78.912419.819
wholesome (not salacious)78.614626.915
honorable (not cunning)78.612824.5351
orderly (not chaotic)78.314922.6309
practical (not imaginative)78.315521.0254
no-nonsense (not dramatic)78.27022.7129
reasonable (not deranged)78.114719.514
equitable (not hypocritical)78.08220.5115
go-getter (not slugabed)78.030618.017
high IQ (not low IQ)77.841216.7276
complimentary (not insulting)77.710720.9111
sober (not indulgent)77.65922.3311
🧠 (not 💪)77.226314.921
tactful (not indiscreet)77.212120.120
egalitarian (not racist)77.142120.022
😊 (not 🤣)77.110627.318
mighty (not puny)76.826317.2281
genuine (not sarcastic)76.713223.8278
humble (not arrogant)76.411823.4309
reclusive (not social)76.49519.034
methodical (not astonishing)76.314021.3275
important (not irrelevant)76.338921.124
nurturing (not poisonous)76.322217.1104
legit (not scrub)76.228819.821
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.18423.2242
regular (not zany)76.13123.015
demure (not vain)76.05620.5296
low-tech (not high-tech)76.012821.4251
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.625723.6295
🌟 (not 💩)75.631818.014
😇 (not 😈)75.315422.414
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.012924.1278
human (not animalistic)74.933222.6263
civilized (not barbaric)74.832520.5315
master (not apprentice)74.733222.3122
driven (not unambitious)74.554821.2229
🐘 (not 🐀)74.47529.029
thick (not thin)74.210716.2164
decisive (not hesitant)74.033822.7298
basic (not hipster)73.819823.6292
worldly (not innocent)73.334225.0331
patient (not impatient)73.110828.7129
🤐 (not 😜)73.115524.118
permanent (not transient)73.012424.6118
wise (not foolish)72.921622.0288
eloquent (not unpolished)72.730423.3303
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.720022.1102
sane (not crazy)72.614122.924
tense (not relaxed)72.340821.1283
independent (not codependent)72.330823.8272
old (not young)72.317914.2320
devout (not heathen)72.117422.8289
sorrowful (not cheery)72.023419.3293
complicated (not simple)72.031127.7249
bookish (not sporty)71.834324.7253
poor (not rich)71.612920.3321
neurotypical (not autistic)71.338623.4239
armoured (not vulnerable)71.330224.4254
introspective (not not introspective)71.222728.628
builder (not explorer)71.111823.5244
🐴 (not 🦄)70.818733.117
skeptical (not spiritual)70.539324.6289
🤖 (not 👻)70.511919.915
scientific (not artistic)70.326919.9291
🧕 (not 💃)70.25422.526
active (not slothful)70.151923.1257
calm (not anxious)69.713426.6305
unlucky (not fortunate)69.619025.5318
precise (not vague)69.633526.2202
confident (not insecure)69.541525.8313
unassuming (not pretentious)69.49334.314
genius (not dunce)69.137218.7288
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.123121.917
chaste (not lustful)68.812322.4269
formal (not intimate)68.821524.332
penny-pincher (not overspender)68.721526.619
direct (not roundabout)68.441428.9299
serious (not bold)68.315927.7300
realist (not idealist)68.320725.9103
stylish (not slovenly)68.036524.7327
dominant (not submissive)67.946123.6296
vanilla (not kinky)67.521227.0293
warm (not quarrelsome)67.520324.8308
angelic (not demonic)67.331221.1303
historical (not modern)67.321325.5189
🤫 (not 🤔)67.25334.412
😭 (not 😀)67.019522.815
brave (not careful)66.835326.9287
pronatalist (not child free)66.812327.6226
manicured (not scruffy)66.647428.6249
🐮 (not 🐷)66.512925.222
conventional (not creative)66.221027.4301
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.124327.621
fresh (not stinky)66.143723.531
tall (not short)66.031822.8276
curious (not apathetic)65.941723.3301
attractive (not repulsive)65.952321.4342
coordinated (not clumsy)65.849926.6269
family-first (not work-first)65.726826.3258
slow (not fast)65.68622.1294
intellectual (not physical)65.544126.6295
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.418825.8263
accepting (not judgemental)65.423327.6192
🧐 (not 😎)65.423031.417
assertive (not passive)65.453824.6272
cautious (not impulsive)65.329827.9296
statist (not anarchist)65.324425.327
🥰 (not 🙃)65.322426.832
proper (not scandalous)65.229927.8264
traditional (not unorthodox)65.122227.6103
outsider (not insider)65.126629.2186
pure (not debased)65.030624.5313
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.629430.218
charming (not awkward)64.541225.1289
monastic (not hedonist)64.39728.620
hoarder (not unprepared)64.232218.2221
well behaved (not mischievous)64.123828.5306
literal (not metaphorical)64.036427.2255
real (not philosophical)64.042926.1204
📈 (not 📉)63.936429.418
interesting (not tiresome)63.647429.3294
domestic (not industrial)63.620927.5106
strict (not lenient)63.537424.9293
rigid (not flexible)63.434025.0269
prestigious (not disreputable)63.443325.6235
beautiful (not ugly)63.461623.3104
suspicious (not awkward)63.347424.5281
open-minded (not close-minded)63.336525.3291
feminist (not sexist)63.249523.822
repetitive (not varied)63.133326.6117
valedictorian (not drop out)63.151324.416
democratic (not authoritarian)63.033127.6284
luddite (not technophile)62.927326.0225
👽 (not 🤡)62.930127.08
alpha (not beta)62.748327.9248
gracious (not feisty)62.712127.5307
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)62.715026.915
shy (not playful)62.612124.1291
warm (not cold)62.536623.7245
🐿 (not 🦇)62.235430.319
existentialist (not nihilist)62.133424.180
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.862428.3282
disarming (not creepy)61.755224.5119
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.554227.6258
first-mate (not captain)61.339533.6256
rural (not urban)61.218324.531
reasoned (not instinctual)61.025229.5296
cool (not dorky)61.040529.020
suspicious (not trusting)60.944027.1311
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.936829.6340
normal (not weird)60.824325.9316
empirical (not theoretical)60.831527.7258
bold (not shy)60.774026.6304
sad (not happy)60.745924.2304
sweet (not bitter)60.734125.3267
logical (not emotional)60.429227.1304
mild (not spicy)60.022428.0260
moderate (not extreme)59.822227.5254
cooperative (not competitive)59.425228.4287
objective (not subjective)59.421627.9116
ferocious (not pacifist)58.650828.3292
resistant (not resigned)58.666028.2285
compersive (not jealous)58.532827.2262
political (not nonpolitical)58.441229.4287
conservative (not liberal)58.424225.120
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.352726.6154
monochrome (not multicolored)58.136130.7101
morning lark (not night owl)58.025330.5143
tame (not wild)57.730526.3274
glad (not mad)57.629823.211
sickly (not healthy)57.416523.2288
🐐 (not 🦒)57.353233.525
depressed (not bright)57.233226.0239
🧗 (not 🛌)57.251229.030
arcane (not mainstream)57.142927.7254
good-humored (not angry)56.944825.6266
leisurely (not hurried)56.931226.2281
hard (not soft)56.649525.7307
stable (not moody)56.223931.6283
😏 (not 😬)56.244332.311
rough (not smooth)56.037024.8291
average (not deviant)55.927027.4170
extraordinary (not mundane)55.760427.0300
obedient (not rebellious)55.729627.7263
🥴 (not 🥳)55.547025.818
theist (not atheist)55.029926.897
miserable (not joyful)54.755719.118
emancipated (not enslaved)54.663126.4269
literary (not mathematical)54.451027.3256
nerd (not jock)54.354126.0299
official (not backdoor)54.235229.2264
open to new experinces (not uncreative)54.065627.4326
communal (not individualist)54.031329.890
crafty (not scholarly)53.555127.8270
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.042532.425
forgiving (not vengeful)52.945329.0301
purple (not orange)52.943426.4184
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.859724.5263
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.629629.5175
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.551028.8315
biased (not impartial)52.474627.4293
outlaw (not sheriff)52.447527.2304
rugged (not refined)52.240126.5328
obsessed (not aloof)51.770526.9299
bossy (not meek)51.769324.2296
trusting (not charming)51.739928.2336
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.538926.9233
politically correct (not edgy)51.439428.7318
hard (not soft)51.454925.9124
funny (not humorless)51.355625.1301
🐒 (not 🐩)51.243126.018
libertarian (not socialist)51.165528.1219
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.152429.8252
eastern (not western)50.122131.714
specialist (not generalist)50.266228.5111
🏌 (not 🤺)50.223733.118
involved (not remote)50.775828.7284
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)50.330521.512
cryptic (not straightforward)50.424933.2329

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 (0.858)
  2. James Gordon (0.853)
  3. William Adama (0.834)
  4. Jorah Mormont (0.832)
  5. Alfred Pennyworth (0.831)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.694)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.678)
  3. Lydia Bennet (-0.661)
  4. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.641)
  5. Lisa (-0.623)

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: ISFJ (r = 0.69)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.66)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.41)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.4)
  5. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.38)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.3)
  7. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.23)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.22)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.21)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.2)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.19)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.18)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.15)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.07)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.01)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.01)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.03)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.08)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.13)
  21. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.2)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.32)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.38)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.39)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.52)


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