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Sal Maroni Personality Statistics

Sal Maroni is a character from The Dark Knight. 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
arrogant (not humble)92.5548.6274
narcissistic (not low self esteem)91.24210.235
punchable (not loveable)91.13611.924
rich (not poor)90.012415.0241
villainous (not heroic)89.83512.6260
poisonous (not nurturing)89.15411.777
Italian (not Swedish)88.82013.028
outlaw (not sheriff)88.75917.1222
selfish (not altruistic)88.48117.0269
vengeful (not forgiving)87.211113.7261
suspicious (not trusting)86.99814.4261
bold (not shy)86.734313.6261
😈 (not 😇)86.77913.158
cruel (not kind)86.46212.2235
competitive (not cooperative)86.119016.5225
debased (not pure)86.06717.4240
sexist (not feminist)86.04717.051
mischievous (not well behaved)85.819219.2255
cunning (not honorable)85.78214.7309
worldly (not innocent)85.312515.4216
vain (not demure)85.18317.2210
lavish (not frugal)85.17918.3252
privileged (not oppressed)85.118220.928
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)84.816019.853
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.78119.4231
demonic (not angelic)84.38413.3259
backdoor (not official)84.37323.4242
soulless (not soulful)84.15319.039
bossy (not meek)84.024721.5265
gendered (not androgynous)84.028525.276
ferocious (not pacifist)83.916417.2247
authoritarian (not democratic)83.810620.3247
salacious (not wholesome)83.88118.540
suspicious (not awkward)83.610317.5253
masculine (not feminine)83.125917.5267
jock (not nerd)82.98518.7244
quarrelsome (not warm)82.716218.4224
dominant (not submissive)81.932919.8292
extrovert (not introvert)81.917417.7221
indulgent (not sober)81.813417.3243
hard (not soft)81.815119.2235
sarcastic (not genuine)81.810916.6243
rebellious (not obedient)81.725820.1203
deviant (not average)81.714319.2169
edgy (not politically correct)81.513018.0233
hypocritical (not equitable)81.47915.244
biased (not impartial)81.212722.5212
trash (not treasure)81.24523.253
scandalous (not proper)81.116723.1245
💩 (not 🌟)81.15720.345
insulting (not complimentary)80.913022.324
bitter (not sweet)80.713717.6227
tailor (not blacksmith)80.61078.420
shallow (not deep)80.45920.067
playful (not shy)80.429813.6253
lustful (not chaste)80.315621.9228
🙃 (not 🥰)80.18922.068
judgemental (not accepting)80.018119.6163
pretentious (not unassuming)80.015022.747
traitorous (not loyal)79.97421.9221
🤑 (not 🤠)79.811526.847
driven (not unambitious)79.859417.6183
flamboyant (not modest)79.715420.9277
charming (not trusting)79.610113.3253
rude (not respectful)79.412317.0243
street-smart (not sheltered)79.327624.1214
assertive (not passive)79.138122.7193
confident (not insecure)79.030425.3263
cannibal (not vegan)78.914915.319
skeptical (not spiritual)78.427919.9211
feisty (not gracious)78.130720.9249
straight (not queer)78.044025.389
armoured (not vulnerable)77.922121.3184
manicured (not scruffy)77.843424.7267
crafty (not scholarly)77.521520.6268
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.511518.331
cold (not warm)77.417421.6193
urban (not rural)77.225026.057
pack rat (not minimalist)77.25721.641
unfixable (not fixable)77.29520.726
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)77.015524.7202
loud (not quiet)76.827922.4257
night owl (not morning lark)76.725924.3138
industrial (not domestic)76.58017.324
heathen (not devout)76.311225.6261
hunter (not gatherer)76.227123.221
neurotypical (not autistic)76.130222.8221
mad (not glad)76.022018.641
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)76.010727.637
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)75.819428.4228
disreputable (not prestigious)75.79827.9227
decisive (not hesitant)75.440421.4251
experimental (not reliable)75.316720.920
impatient (not patient)75.234123.564
libertarian (not socialist)74.86726.5239
off-key (not musical)74.811725.513
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.739025.022
secretive (not open-book)74.634425.432
work-first (not family-first)74.628026.1242
self-destructive (not self-improving)74.224426.217
social (not reclusive)74.125422.573
🐷 (not 🐮)73.87727.465
🎩 (not 🧢)73.533431.941
lost (not enlightened)73.517521.319
stylish (not slovenly)73.438224.8252
creepy (not disarming)73.29222.983
intense (not lighthearted)73.245422.817
leisurely (not hurried)73.111924.3218
overspender (not penny-pincher)72.918129.761
conservative (not liberal)72.912531.134
🐀 (not 🐘)72.911726.268
hedonist (not monastic)72.914721.136
empirical (not theoretical)72.78123.5200
basic (not hipster)72.627125.0233
political (not nonpolitical)72.526528.6252
🐴 (not 🦄)72.522628.542
extreme (not moderate)72.246325.4201
individualist (not communal)72.230225.134
charming (not awkward)72.040922.2267
wild (not tame)71.941522.6229
linear (not circular)71.98728.017
Roman (not Greek)71.88128.422
preppy (not punk rock)71.739319.926
old (not young)71.624214.4251
spicy (not mild)71.443624.2243
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.323925.1194
guarded (not open)71.254526.4229
close-minded (not open-minded)71.216823.2230
resistant (not resigned)71.044526.5195
hard (not soft)71.037226.234
deranged (not reasonable)71.022418.345
ugly (not beautiful)70.87624.144
alpha (not beta)70.651828.2194
📉 (not 📈)70.43731.937
animalistic (not human)70.29722.4205
🥴 (not 🥳)69.921928.846
stinky (not fresh)69.813729.754
foolish (not wise)69.820823.5234
chatty (not reserved)69.538624.4249
exuberant (not subdued)69.436828.622
cosmopolitan (not provincial)69.224829.9232
captain (not first-mate)69.139131.7256
strict (not lenient)68.838525.8226
apathetic (not curious)68.85828.2192
bold (not serious)68.834927.3214
insider (not outsider)68.814230.2163
🤣 (not 😊)68.819022.236
lewd (not tasteful)68.718726.3230
ludicrous (not sensible)68.723824.6242
💔 (not 💝)68.723925.456
luddite (not technophile)68.621323.8171
real (not philosophical)68.538025.6150
plays hard (not works hard)68.420425.5221
builder (not explorer)68.323723.9195
Russian (not French)68.213430.721
moody (not stable)68.150824.6251
resourceful (not helpless)68.181130.930
not introspective (not introspective)67.911930.662
trolling (not triggered)67.613724.019
tall (not short)67.440320.1209
repulsive (not attractive)67.215727.6282
orange (not purple)67.219429.6184
chortling (not giggling)67.043822.122
practical (not imaginative)66.949226.4177
conspiracist (not sheeple)66.549727.8152
gregarious (not private)66.224431.2226
corporate (not freelance)66.228532.723
deliberate (not spontaneous)66.158426.6216
geriatric (not vibrant)65.911319.915
charismatic (not uninspiring)65.875427.4234
monochrome (not multicolored)65.731031.829
🤡 (not 👽)65.718728.033
dry (not moist)65.727132.117
master (not apprentice)65.662130.681
concrete (not abstract)65.638733.545
formal (not intimate)65.536325.057
sporty (not bookish)65.330727.4181
scrub (not legit)65.311630.361
coordinated (not clumsy)65.266427.8221
nihilist (not existentialist)65.111427.731
crazy (not sane)65.040425.144
persistent (not quitter)64.8111829.049
self-disciplined (not disorganized)64.774427.3212
miserable (not joyful)64.749522.330
🤐 (not 😜)64.638031.838
jealous (not compersive)64.535927.1195
English (not German)64.584527.325
western (not eastern)64.442634.559
rigid (not flexible)64.342127.4223
juvenile (not mature)64.136927.941
racist (not egalitarian)63.912328.636
dispassionate (not romantic)63.717227.024
expressive (not stoic)63.651326.4242
thick (not thin)63.627824.5171
macho (not metrosexual)63.628834.621
cool (not dorky)63.449126.638
chaotic (not orderly)63.343630.1263
instinctual (not reasoned)63.249028.9203
conventional (not creative)63.133028.3245
emancipated (not enslaved)63.162029.0210
calm (not anxious)63.029227.3226
relaxed (not tense)62.913927.7231
kinky (not vanilla)62.842027.7202
literal (not metaphorical)62.751028.9199
methodical (not astonishing)62.554328.1202
barbaric (not civilized)62.425226.2251
impulsive (not cautious)62.346629.4227
😬 (not 😏)62.226933.756
low-tech (not high-tech)61.945126.4217
🏌 (not 🤺)61.912736.351
💃 (not 🧕)61.960830.760
repetitive (not varied)61.847126.661
zany (not regular)61.854126.941
scheduled (not spontaneous)61.761330.9232
dunce (not genius)61.621323.4249
irrelevant (not important)61.29329.774
simple (not complicated)61.019629.2193
💪 (not 🧠)60.727431.548
child free (not pronatalist)60.663431.4162
independent (not codependent)60.465431.9263
oblivious (not alert)60.428830.539
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)59.965235.332
cheery (not sorrowful)59.836424.8234
involved (not remote)59.881529.6207
neat (not messy)59.669030.7158
transient (not permanent)59.627230.560
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.659429.420
flourishing (not traumatized)59.425331.525
bright (not depressed)59.248922.3197
straightforward (not cryptic)59.177732.1202
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.043631.9229
decorative (not utilitarian)58.927531.933
uncreative (not open to new experinces)58.821829.9204
anarchist (not statist)58.841632.168
direct (not roundabout)58.779030.9204
factual (not poetic)58.756428.635
unambiguous (not mysterious)58.555031.1247
classical (not avant-garde)58.457926.629
hoarder (not unprepared)58.363226.9176
historical (not modern)58.242628.7151
workaholic (not slacker)58.092331.930
tiresome (not interesting)57.619630.2246
realist (not idealist)57.453730.947
🤫 (not 🤔)57.327233.143
🐿 (not 🦇)57.160434.635
pro (not noob)57.089129.744
physical (not intellectual)56.838429.1230
healthy (not sickly)56.689826.9208
drop out (not valedictorian)56.637130.644
traditional (not unorthodox)56.547331.531
ignorant (not knowledgeable)56.427830.427
aloof (not obsessed)56.320128.8193
diligent (not lazy)56.2109526.5242
gloomy (not sunny)55.865127.026
ranged (not melee)55.860634.116
happy (not sad)55.739224.1218
active (not slothful)55.7105226.7175
go-getter (not slugabed)55.7107230.338
dramatic (not no-nonsense)55.660735.071
angry (not good-humored)55.449829.7209
👻 (not 🤖)55.357429.342
goof-off (not studious)55.237830.248
presidential (not folksy)55.064028.924
refined (not rugged)54.868829.7263
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)54.886828.629
careful (not brave)54.736526.9231
unpatriotic (not patriotic)54.721228.548
funny (not humorless)54.571427.0226
offended (not chill)54.570628.731
eloquent (not unpolished)54.375629.6235
😎 (not 🧐)54.164230.053
arcane (not mainstream)53.868530.6201
believable (not poorly-written)53.8120625.722
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.780029.627
fast (not slow)53.590725.9226
mighty (not puny)53.491529.2269
tactful (not indiscreet)53.282531.334
sage (not whippersnapper)53.256024.119
🛌 (not 🧗)53.142834.260
unobservant (not perceptive)53.121027.020
🥾 (not 👟)53.060034.751
fortunate (not unlucky)52.856230.0227
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)52.764632.734
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.758128.222
mundane (not extraordinary)52.533830.2214
tight (not loose)52.587730.535
🐒 (not 🐩)52.457037.242
subjective (not objective)52.363732.136
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.366130.248
artistic (not scientific)52.261626.2169
serious (not playful)51.778227.5245
emotional (not logical)51.770830.2220
whimsical (not rational)51.650129.0220
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.662731.1185
🐐 (not 🦒)51.592830.577
sleepy (not frenzied)51.516022.812
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)51.477631.3210
gossiping (not confidential)51.445233.7258
mathematical (not literary)51.348929.1180
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.242830.4230
vague (not precise)51.238528.3117
specialist (not generalist)51.285932.437
wavering (not resolute)51.231335.533
efficient (not overprepared)51.1103429.919
😭 (not 😀)51.065224.743
low IQ (not high IQ)50.923124.6228
weird (not normal)50.881026.0228
head@clouds (not down2earth)50.858333.6224
rough (not smooth)50.365832.5234
incompetent (not competent)50.726529.0190
atheist (not theist)50.780733.423
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)50.769130.943
flimsy (not sturdy)50.339532.625
variable (not consistent)50.747829.017
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.664929.0138

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 Sal Maroni based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Benjamin Horne (0.86)
  2. Ernesto de la Cruz (0.846)
  3. Tom Buchanan (0.827)
  4. George Bluth, Sr. (0.82)
  5. Clay Davis (0.817)
  1. Samwell Tarly (-0.703)
  2. Beth March (-0.694)
  3. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (-0.672)
  4. George O'Malley (-0.67)
  5. Chien-Po (-0.661)

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: ESTP (r = 0.52)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.49)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.38)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.38)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.36)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.27)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.23)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.14)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.06)
  10. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.08)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.28)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.32)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.33)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.33)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.36)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.36)
  17. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.39)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.44)
  19. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.47)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.48)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.48)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.5)
  23. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.52)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.54)
  25. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.54)


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