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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 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 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)93.2569.213
diligent (not lazy)91.421511.3326
loyal (not traitorous)90.920813.4318
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.514413.1337
perceptive (not unobservant)90.313412.028
modest (not flamboyant)90.0912.6305
confidential (not gossiping)89.77014.1278
private (not gregarious)88.83912.9311
gendered (not androgynous)88.710916.6124
on-time (not tardy)88.613714.956
love-focused (not money-focused)88.216816.030
mature (not juvenile)88.19413.795
masculine (not feminine)88.021512.6322
competent (not incompetent)88.026613.4240
grateful (not entitled)87.03614.433
works hard (not plays hard)86.510815.5325
English (not German)86.56818.034
quiet (not loud)86.35513.9325
straight (not queer)86.117418.2136
secretive (not open-book)85.618115.738
reserved (not chatty)85.410815.1320
neat (not messy)85.217617.8212
guarded (not open)85.125016.9281
street-smart (not sheltered)84.622118.5259
treasure (not trash)84.629213.842
kind (not cruel)84.435715.9290
sturdy (not flimsy)84.218811.939
respectful (not rude)84.016617.7310
workaholic (not slacker)84.046414.8149
motivated (not unmotivated)84.068314.425
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.418717.6297
🥾 (not 👟)83.310119.029
rational (not whimsical)83.213016.9321
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.19120.0319
pro (not noob)83.141619.424
pointed (not random)83.127311.429
stoic (not expressive)83.05418.8305
alert (not oblivious)83.024620.635
persistent (not quitter)82.987521.633
minimalist (not pack rat)82.72413.520
sensible (not ludicrous)82.610917.3305
heroic (not villainous)82.444417.4336
tasteful (not lewd)81.912318.0307
wholesome (not salacious)81.916324.919
soulful (not soulless)81.843820.5124
vintage (not trendy)81.625717.324
frugal (not lavish)81.56316.6331
studious (not goof-off)81.541816.730
reliable (not experimental)81.413124.232
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.442419.328
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)80.615020.1276
deep (not shallow)80.517018.752
attentive (not interrupting)80.49218.726
clean (not perverted)80.436922.336
giving (not receiving)80.422416.819
utilitarian (not decorative)80.310217.0117
concrete (not abstract)80.29719.129
resourceful (not helpless)80.065421.0125
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.021221.530
altruistic (not selfish)79.922218.1297
stoic (not hypochondriac)79.911517.516
factual (not exaggerating)79.915720.129
reasonable (not deranged)79.821217.016
serious (not playful)79.437118.2301
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.313621.157
introvert (not extrovert)79.113616.6309
romantic (not dispassionate)78.835720.526
classical (not avant-garde)78.611319.4132
honorable (not cunning)78.524124.2371
reassuring (not fearmongering)78.519721.923
prideful (not envious)78.422222.040
frank (not sugarcoated)78.444726.620
tactful (not indiscreet)78.316620.338
OCD (not ADHD)78.322216.227
generous (not stingy)78.329219.965
sage (not whippersnapper)78.26418.130
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.110325.439
equitable (not hypocritical)78.013321.2140
no-nonsense (not dramatic)77.914322.1127
orderly (not chaotic)77.929823.1299
practical (not imaginative)77.831021.3258
🌟 (not 💩)77.765118.319
high IQ (not low IQ)77.781916.8277
complimentary (not insulting)77.723220.7111
sober (not indulgent)77.58722.5309
badass (not weakass)77.571122.838
loveable (not punchable)77.233923.333
resolute (not wavering)77.034523.522
wooden (not plastic)77.022515.639
nurturing (not poisonous)76.940617.4109
mighty (not puny)76.849217.2286
not genocidal (not genocidal)76.858830.128
💝 (not 💔)76.720526.829
efficient (not overprepared)76.614621.229
earth (not air)76.619427.422
humble (not arrogant)76.621423.4298
egalitarian (not racist)76.591921.428
😇 (not 😈)76.528322.118
tight (not loose)76.538420.932
genuine (not sarcastic)76.425723.7274
methodical (not astonishing)76.421921.3280
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.316822.8242
🤠 (not 🤑)76.130621.414
reclusive (not social)75.821820.543
demure (not vain)75.610720.7290
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.545523.4290
low-tech (not high-tech)75.522921.7258
important (not irrelevant)75.388720.934
thrifty (not extravagant)75.314717.838
realistic (not fantastical)75.232123.134
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.125324.1269
civilized (not barbaric)75.062120.4306
thick (not thin)74.819916.4163
go-getter (not slugabed)74.883020.624
human (not animalistic)74.768122.4252
slow-talking (not fast-talking)74.79017.621
believable (not poorly-written)74.672223.727
empath (not psychopath)74.553822.531
subdued (not exuberant)74.47922.627
chortling (not giggling)74.427219.128
oppressed (not privileged)74.415323.721
profound (not ironic)74.211421.930
🐘 (not 🐀)74.214028.630
introspective (not not introspective)74.134126.731
bashful (not exhibitionist)74.16117.229
regular (not zany)74.09621.922
patient (not impatient)73.816629.1126
sane (not crazy)73.825221.734
decisive (not hesitant)73.763723.0303
driven (not unambitious)73.5114721.7228
master (not apprentice)73.567123.2122
😊 (not 🤣)73.537629.621
one-faced (not two-faced)73.460124.549
protagonist (not antagonist)73.474021.820
basic (not hipster)73.334024.0289
wise (not foolish)73.140522.1284
eloquent (not unpolished)73.156723.1294
🧕 (not 💃)73.17322.232
fixable (not unfixable)73.021023.838
worldly (not innocent)72.769325.2317
independent (not codependent)72.660523.8268
paranoid (not naive)72.634513.915
legit (not scrub)72.575023.625
sorrowful (not cheery)72.344919.3281
old (not young)72.333613.6311
dramatic (not comedic)72.364327.227
tense (not relaxed)72.283921.5276
devout (not heathen)72.226722.6287
🤐 (not 😜)72.233923.622
bookish (not sporty)71.970624.7251
poor (not rich)71.727820.8323
still (not twitchy)71.717727.249
traumatized (not flourishing)71.455520.629
armoured (not vulnerable)71.357124.1247
precise (not vague)71.357825.9199
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)71.365824.923
complicated (not simple)71.268328.1244
builder (not explorer)71.222723.0238
realistic (not ambitious)71.213723.838
permanent (not transient)71.226726.5121
neurotypical (not autistic)71.167823.5234
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.062526.532
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.849122.9111
rock (not rap)70.894317.224
active (not slothful)70.5109823.0255
deep (not epic)70.412625.028
scientific (not artistic)70.350619.8282
skeptical (not spiritual)70.375424.4282
white knight (not bad boy)70.358222.521
formal (not intimate)70.138624.038
pensive (not serene)70.058930.129
monotone (not expressive)69.918720.926
cynical (not gullible)69.864426.324
calm (not anxious)69.725226.6304
chaste (not lustful)69.623322.3260
🧠 (not 💪)69.684621.234
unlucky (not fortunate)69.537825.4322
genius (not dunce)69.576718.6311
confident (not insecure)69.379925.7306
emotional (not unemotional)69.384424.319
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.246722.232
concise (not long-winded)69.125930.214
consistent (not variable)69.049130.135
high standards (not desperate)69.059526.249
penny-pincher (not overspender)68.938227.123
goth (not flower child)68.528719.021
fresh (not stinky)68.387520.333
direct (not roundabout)68.281429.1290
serious (not bold)68.231827.4295
winter (not summer)68.144828.023
realist (not idealist)67.941525.7108
dominant (not submissive)67.988523.3293
valedictorian (not drop out)67.988426.523
vanilla (not kinky)67.742527.1287
🧐 (not 😎)67.539329.228
stylish (not slovenly)67.474524.9327
historical (not modern)67.444025.6184
angelic (not demonic)67.364521.4295
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.244928.432
🥰 (not 🙃)67.144725.334
tautology (not oxymoron)67.14930.316
indie (not pop)67.066030.117
warm (not quarrelsome)66.844225.3305
haunted (not blissful)66.882429.236
tall (not short)66.764522.4292
monastic (not hedonist)66.617726.230
brave (not careful)66.575626.9282
conventional (not creative)66.540027.3294
manicured (not scruffy)66.490428.7244
🐴 (not 🦄)66.459437.226
📈 (not 📉)66.365629.130
gloomy (not sunny)66.264017.930
overachiever (not underachiever)66.2114123.639
pronatalist (not child free)66.124027.9225
family-first (not work-first)66.160026.0259
curious (not apathetic)66.084423.3295
statist (not anarchist)66.045025.432
coordinated (not clumsy)65.895326.5254
pure (not debased)65.760924.3313
🤖 (not 👻)65.737026.318
attractive (not repulsive)65.6113121.4329
slow (not fast)65.616322.5293
geriatric (not vibrant)65.617927.834
accepting (not judgemental)65.551327.6189
🎩 (not 🧢)65.567032.716
normie (not freak)65.438927.942
traditional (not unorthodox)65.342526.5106
intellectual (not physical)65.288627.0289
cautious (not impulsive)65.255527.8291
everyman (not chosen one)65.237825.829
assertive (not passive)65.0103924.9264
🐮 (not 🐷)65.039626.427
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.934626.0260
interested (not bored)64.899427.733
outsider (not insider)64.751129.5182
proper (not scandalous)64.660028.0265
🤫 (not 🤔)64.518130.817
real (not philosophical)64.475625.9208
charming (not awkward)64.185425.2282
washed (not muddy)64.184525.927
hoarder (not unprepared)63.969218.5217
beautiful (not ugly)63.9131623.2105
domestic (not industrial)63.839027.3110
interesting (not tiresome)63.7105029.4281
repetitive (not varied)63.755626.1127
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.764731.625
well behaved (not mischievous)63.650728.4308
shy (not playful)63.623123.6275
low self esteem (not narcissistic)63.535522.238
democratic (not authoritarian)63.465427.7283
literal (not metaphorical)63.470927.6254
prestigious (not disreputable)63.386325.5232
unassuming (not pretentious)63.335836.516
suspicious (not awkward)63.289924.6267
hunter (not gatherer)63.275628.823
distant (not touchy-feely)63.270229.917
feminist (not sexist)63.0105223.326
😭 (not 😀)62.947725.434
dog person (not cat person)62.858432.626
strict (not lenient)62.773725.0289
cool (not dorky)62.775725.928
triggered (not trolling)62.786625.519
luddite (not technophile)62.648326.0221
chill (not offended)62.640729.629
rigid (not flexible)62.567225.5262
alpha (not beta)62.596428.0252
open-minded (not close-minded)62.582425.5283
Coke (not Pepsi)62.529830.848
warm (not cold)62.277224.2236
rural (not urban)62.132625.132
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.099027.7255
gracious (not feisty)62.027327.5305
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.8131328.2274
predictable (not quirky)61.648129.418
never cries (not often crying)61.681831.818
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.570029.2332
disarming (not creepy)61.4114324.5120
suspicious (not trusting)61.379726.8305
non-gamer (not gamer)61.389636.123
existentialist (not nihilist)61.279324.183
innocent (not jaded)61.235126.215
mild (not spicy)61.143127.9260
sweet (not bitter)61.171625.0264
dry (not moist)61.155326.730
bold (not shy)61.0145126.7300
linear (not circular)61.048930.823
empirical (not theoretical)60.854827.6257
🥴 (not 🥳)60.869821.223
reasoned (not instinctual)60.747029.3283
objective (not subjective)60.741126.9114
intense (not lighthearted)60.7108530.633
normal (not weird)60.546625.7312
sad (not happy)60.591924.0296
first-mate (not captain)60.174834.0249
presidential (not folksy)60.180424.729
logical (not emotional)60.061227.1304
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)60.038129.818
centrist (not radical)59.943426.915
resistant (not resigned)59.8128528.3306
tailor (not blacksmith)59.896131.226
moderate (not extreme)59.644627.6257
queen (not princess)59.599034.611
rhythmic (not stuttering)59.4124424.319
common sense (not analysis)59.338429.721
Roman (not Greek)59.251722.120
👽 (not 🤡)59.175225.616
cooperative (not competitive)59.053428.5276
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.061923.126
compersive (not jealous)58.869627.0256
contrarian (not yes-man)58.898026.931
corporate (not freelance)58.558531.929
timid (not cocky)58.432923.616
arcane (not mainstream)58.384327.2253
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.3107326.6158
🐐 (not 🦒)58.2101131.729
🐿 (not 🦇)58.290830.229
tame (not wild)58.058226.3273
preppy (not punk rock)58.099031.029
ferocious (not pacifist)57.9101028.7284
political (not nonpolitical)57.788129.6276
Italian (not Swedish)57.776332.519
sickly (not healthy)57.636022.9289
morning lark (not night owl)57.553130.6145
glad (not mad)57.563821.317
depressed (not bright)57.270726.1234
macho (not metrosexual)57.251629.631
monochrome (not multicolored)57.075530.099
hard (not soft)56.993425.7292
cultured (not rustic)56.9104424.419
good-humored (not angry)56.695325.6268
leisurely (not hurried)56.553926.1281
enlightened (not lost)56.568726.932
miserable (not joyful)56.2103520.026
theist (not atheist)56.056127.2100
average (not deviant)55.954927.4174
extraordinary (not mundane)55.8126526.9298
self-improving (not self-destructive)55.872632.724
good-cook (not bad-cook)55.873632.219
opinionated (not neutral)55.8166024.848
rough (not smooth)55.778224.8294
lover (not fighter)55.683025.639
always down (not picky)55.553530.116
prudish (not flirtatious)55.571528.315
stable (not moody)55.447031.8277
obedient (not rebellious)55.361527.9257
🤺 (not 🏌)55.3137834.026
stubborn (not accommodating)54.9142031.750
nerd (not jock)54.8106325.8299
literary (not mathematical)54.7111527.3248
western (not eastern)54.7138234.622
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.7110727.023
emancipated (not enslaved)54.6134126.6266
musical (not off-key)54.569228.026
🐩 (not 🐒)54.494325.323
sleepy (not frenzied)54.316026.036
fire (not water)54.3112735.627
official (not backdoor)54.176429.3255
🧗 (not 🛌)54.1121930.238
communal (not individualist)54.060828.994
purple (not orange)53.984726.7184
reactive (not proactive)53.994830.516
factual (not poetic)53.8105527.933
open to new experinces (not uncreative)53.7141527.3324
transparent (not machiavellian)53.689034.416
🎃 (not 💀)53.584231.723
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.2122424.5253
conservative (not liberal)53.259927.524
crafty (not scholarly)52.9114827.9261
forgiving (not vengeful)52.795829.0291
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.756223.316
demanding (not unchallenging)52.7153326.856
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)52.677227.846
French (not Russian)52.5119630.221
thinker (not doer)52.556629.853
opinionated (not jealous)52.5154727.720
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.487430.729
ranged (not melee)52.4114726.328
libertarian (not socialist)52.3110527.5216
biased (not impartial)52.3152027.6289
outlaw (not sheriff)52.395727.1300
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.367329.4173
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)52.272026.9231
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.1100029.0308
cannibal (not vegan)52.187228.423
obsessed (not aloof)51.9144026.8292
funny (not humorless)51.9114425.3295
🥶 (not 🥵)51.975628.522
bossy (not meek)51.7137924.4291
generalist (not specialist)51.759728.5116
rugged (not refined)51.683126.8322
asexual (not sexual)51.658627.423
main character (not side character)51.693934.116
trusting (not charming)51.586728.3324
cryptic (not straightforward)51.446833.2324
politically correct (not edgy)51.383028.6319
chic (not cheesy)51.390428.427
😏 (not 😬)51.2116329.724
soft (not hard)51.188025.6125
🎨 (not 🏀)50.9120928.531
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.798329.8249
involved (not remote)50.4159029.1289

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. Davos Seaworth (0.858)
  2. James Gordon (0.85)
  3. William Somerset (0.837)
  4. Colonel Brandon (0.835)
  5. John Diggle (0.835)
  6. Alfred Pennyworth (0.827)
  7. Alfred Pennyworth (0.826)
  8. Jorah Mormont (0.822)
  9. Rita (0.816)
  10. William Adama (0.812)
  1. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.665)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.646)
  3. The Deep (-0.643)
  4. Lydia Bennet (-0.633)
  5. Zapp Brannigan (-0.632)
  6. Roman Roy (-0.624)
  7. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.623)
  8. Cheryl Tunt (-0.62)
  9. F. Tony Scarapiducci (-0.607)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.593)

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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