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Lau Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Lau 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. 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
privileged (not oppressed)89.810817.026
rich (not poor)88.321119.1228
manicured (not scruffy)87.622215.0268
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)86.813318.858
intellectual (not physical)86.217814.7224
work-first (not family-first)85.614717.3241
businesslike (not chivalrous)85.56219.026
entitled (not grateful)84.019215.824
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.720719.0198
mathematical (not literary)83.75317.6206
punchable (not loveable)83.711816.733
suspicious (not trusting)83.320617.3207
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.219516.4223
high-tech (not low-tech)83.116019.6254
urban (not rural)83.114520.868
side character (not main character)83.114724.814
guarded (not open)82.734116.1209
selfish (not altruistic)82.520619.9217
bookish (not sporty)82.039218.3198
traitorous (not loyal)81.98422.0215
refined (not rugged)81.617421.6227
formal (not intimate)81.511320.981
dispassionate (not romantic)81.34516.726
serious (not playful)81.231218.9222
salacious (not wholesome)81.115423.344
cold (not warm)80.918020.8193
driven (not unambitious)80.974318.5197
preppy (not punk rock)80.823720.132
cunning (not honorable)80.518621.3235
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)80.514127.1238
arrogant (not humble)80.333122.1222
scientific (not artistic)80.323818.9237
villainous (not heroic)80.113421.3230
motivated (not unmotivated)80.094019.514
self-disciplined (not disorganized)79.957920.9227
valedictorian (not drop out)79.348619.146
technophile (not luddite)79.312322.0200
🙃 (not 🥰)79.315323.564
methodical (not astonishing)79.214919.6227
secretive (not open-book)79.137723.027
receiving (not giving)79.118823.224
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)78.916425.4176
neat (not messy)78.938721.1170
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.927318.746
tight (not loose)78.830022.520
worldly (not innocent)78.743918.5233
nerd (not jock)78.741523.5221
stingy (not generous)78.618218.031
🐀 (not 🐘)78.47926.163
eloquent (not unpolished)78.437122.6249
💩 (not 🌟)78.210523.344
skeptical (not spiritual)77.941118.9209
diligent (not lazy)77.9103920.6206
authoritarian (not democratic)77.823023.3208
workaholic (not slacker)77.779918.954
logical (not emotional)77.517822.4226
bitter (not sweet)77.326717.9208
humorless (not funny)77.311922.6215
intense (not lighthearted)76.752920.223
quarrelsome (not warm)76.436721.9210
strict (not lenient)76.333421.1230
high IQ (not low IQ)76.387920.2215
rational (not whimsical)76.034225.3202
judgemental (not accepting)76.034424.1153
vengeful (not forgiving)75.938623.3194
debased (not pure)75.927622.7216
eastern (not western)75.71426.669
🧠 (not 💪)75.762118.657
outlaw (not sheriff)75.738525.2178
💔 (not 💝)75.619222.555
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)75.526623.241
corporate (not freelance)75.322424.928
weakass (not badass)75.310220.832
🐴 (not 🦄)75.228627.146
suspicious (not awkward)75.141022.8238
practical (not imaginative)75.041623.1163
two-faced (not one-faced)74.923426.925
on-time (not tardy)74.864220.128
studious (not goof-off)74.670424.846
pretentious (not unassuming)74.635827.154
stylish (not slovenly)74.451023.5177
asexual (not sexual)74.214728.123
modern (not historical)74.130924.5129
poisonous (not nurturing)74.130023.984
subdued (not exuberant)73.98721.115
orderly (not chaotic)73.843326.0220
cautious (not impulsive)73.529624.7188
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.433125.5205
cruel (not kind)73.422520.5184
thin (not thick)73.431823.4172
jaded (not innocent)73.261026.518
coordinated (not clumsy)73.172423.6206
mad (not glad)73.140219.445
overachiever (not underachiever)73.086629.120
cat person (not dog person)73.027023.525
quiet (not loud)72.832020.7224
competitive (not cooperative)72.763427.6203
reasoned (not instinctual)72.718426.2217
tailor (not blacksmith)72.641626.623
linear (not circular)72.59425.424
cosmopolitan (not provincial)72.425827.7191
basic (not hipster)72.337624.3211
industrial (not domestic)72.319026.648
shallow (not deep)72.317721.367
demanding (not unchallenging)72.187027.925
private (not gregarious)72.053324.1204
demonic (not angelic)72.032421.1231
insulting (not complimentary)72.033523.637
😈 (not 😇)71.939128.544
🤐 (not 😜)71.735531.337
vain (not demure)71.638723.6216
soulless (not soulful)71.619523.534
careful (not brave)71.614323.9196
money-focused (not love-focused)71.626928.218
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.434924.160
dry (not moist)71.322124.629
machiavellian (not transparent)71.135223.321
builder (not explorer)71.023022.4198
factual (not poetic)71.042121.419
dramatic (not comedic)70.970722.328
tense (not relaxed)70.990025.1224
young (not old)70.976617.3238
hypocritical (not equitable)70.831126.746
presidential (not folksy)70.844426.027
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)70.711927.123
offended (not chill)70.745024.622
stoic (not expressive)70.627324.9229
mischievous (not well behaved)70.667528.9190
fearmongering (not reassuring)70.631427.019
OCD (not ADHD)70.356625.825
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.363927.8175
biased (not impartial)70.157527.9154
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)70.022230.351
monochrome (not multicolored)69.933525.736
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.911231.526
🧐 (not 😎)69.832527.953
reserved (not chatty)69.745825.2211
short (not tall)69.531320.8235
👟 (not 🥾)69.535328.256
gendered (not androgynous)69.4122429.178
works hard (not plays hard)69.377726.9232
narcissistic (not low self esteem)69.354929.435
unfaithful (not devoted)69.310529.220
classical (not avant-garde)69.239818.825
political (not nonpolitical)69.147330.4205
🤖 (not 👻)69.127529.037
miserable (not joyful)69.157821.937
concrete (not abstract)69.142722.947
English (not German)69.1105526.222
rigid (not flexible)69.047126.0191
psychopath (not empath)69.035518.929
predictable (not quirky)69.023327.622
precise (not vague)68.968227.6161
utilitarian (not decorative)68.856922.237
metrosexual (not macho)68.752024.426
factual (not exaggerating)68.645124.224
extravagant (not thrifty)68.647029.821
specialist (not generalist)68.643526.232
💀 (not 🎃)68.644731.122
backdoor (not official)68.547531.4234
🤑 (not 🤠)68.535931.159
conservative (not liberal)68.325229.266
trash (not treasure)68.015529.863
ranged (not melee)67.921122.624
🥶 (not 🥵)67.923919.623
😬 (not 😏)67.726829.155
pointed (not random)67.796125.818
serious (not bold)67.633626.7240
irrelevant (not important)67.65023.988
smooth (not rough)67.539525.3204
angry (not good-humored)67.439222.0188
child free (not pronatalist)67.166031.0128
active (not slothful)67.0124624.3185
lavish (not frugal)66.944729.7187
transient (not permanent)66.918925.771
charming (not trusting)66.850322.0167
persistent (not quitter)66.7163127.742
opinionated (not neutral)66.7130926.923
puny (not mighty)66.617925.3225
🧕 (not 💃)66.618423.858
analysis (not common sense)66.652120.115
noob (not pro)66.516824.940
civilized (not barbaric)66.492026.8228
bold (not shy)66.2133526.0234
🥴 (not 🥳)66.146323.840
concise (not long-winded)66.136823.320
sexist (not feminist)65.933425.249
fighter (not lover)65.853129.319
close-minded (not open-minded)65.734524.5214
off-key (not musical)65.446922.425
neurotypical (not autistic)65.3100327.1190
healthy (not sickly)65.2101728.0203
antagonist (not protagonist)65.226725.923
cocky (not timid)65.2102127.519
cultured (not rustic)65.172126.623
atheist (not theist)65.167829.434
gloomy (not sunny)65.067521.136
bad boy (not white knight)65.047724.721
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)64.938226.9174
ironic (not profound)64.939226.922
hoarder (not unprepared)64.863828.2177
scrub (not legit)64.716531.277
masculine (not feminine)64.692422.2244
everyman (not chosen one)64.640126.725
decisive (not hesitant)64.697727.9192
haunted (not blissful)64.592221.631
feisty (not gracious)64.494224.6215
cringeworthy (not inspiring)64.341721.627
libertarian (not socialist)64.233933.4225
literal (not metaphorical)64.266427.6197
individualist (not communal)64.271531.141
no-nonsense (not dramatic)64.049530.173
confident (not insecure)63.998329.0217
exhibitionist (not bashful)63.975326.828
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.734628.2228
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)63.757230.124
princess (not queen)63.736027.512
tame (not wild)63.642825.9202
mainstream (not arcane)63.431127.7162
traumatized (not flourishing)63.488327.920
traditional (not unorthodox)63.349227.932
gatherer (not hunter)63.355429.829
rhythmic (not stuttering)63.2107924.926
fast (not slow)62.9106125.1178
confidential (not gossiping)62.9105432.2248
Roman (not Greek)62.734726.831
conventional (not creative)62.650028.1214
empirical (not theoretical)62.644031.1200
impatient (not patient)62.589331.379
thinker (not doer)62.529229.224
ambitious (not realistic)62.481936.119
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.483823.332
sane (not crazy)62.359327.947
pensive (not serene)62.3111616.020
genius (not dunce)61.8106725.7232
vanilla (not kinky)61.862029.5192
beta (not alpha)61.747030.4197
sorrowful (not cheery)61.686921.9193
😭 (not 😀)61.454425.854
🐷 (not 🐮)61.430831.249
picky (not always down)61.471925.115
mild (not spicy)61.342425.4218
disreputable (not prestigious)61.238330.9186
dorky (not cool)61.257228.038
🎩 (not 🧢)61.276831.945
realistic (not fantastical)61.182026.727
bright (not depressed)61.063224.3169
regular (not zany)61.043428.537
self-destructive (not self-improving)61.070527.235
whippersnapper (not sage)61.053427.729
go-getter (not slugabed)60.9149628.340
monotone (not expressive)60.939823.817
tasteful (not lewd)60.7100528.4196
cryptic (not straightforward)60.724929.7213
bossy (not meek)60.7114529.6220
resistant (not resigned)60.5125028.0213
armoured (not vulnerable)60.595930.7144
twitchy (not still)60.588026.925
tiresome (not interesting)60.322427.0198
🐿 (not 🦇)60.384033.046
stubborn (not accommodating)60.3123726.823
tactful (not indiscreet)60.294628.748
deviant (not average)59.995029.2133
bored (not interested)59.918527.819
sad (not happy)59.893922.0190
uninspiring (not charismatic)59.718428.5198
🐐 (not 🦒)59.792032.472
reclusive (not social)59.661126.153
uncreative (not open to new experinces)59.528827.3189
heathen (not devout)59.555227.7196
creepy (not disarming)59.334227.576
resourceful (not helpless)59.2148330.349
knowledgeable (not ignorant)59.2125028.432
mundane (not extraordinary)59.032628.0175
real (not philosophical)59.0102528.5166
nihilist (not existentialist)59.028830.136
efficient (not overprepared)59.0116028.427
obsessed (not aloof)58.9104728.0200
human (not animalistic)58.9126229.3167
gamer (not non-gamer)58.948533.917
reasonable (not deranged)58.792330.135
experimental (not reliable)58.765539.116
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.768126.217
unlucky (not fortunate)58.576029.6192
perceptive (not unobservant)58.5149828.118
prudish (not flirtatious)58.562325.120
pessimistic (not optimistic)58.473727.3190
sarcastic (not genuine)58.470128.4180
🤡 (not 👽)58.351030.643
chortling (not giggling)58.3100823.123
distant (not touchy-feely)58.387226.717
Italian (not Swedish)58.274125.225
trendy (not vintage)58.135027.820
prideful (not envious)58.1141030.727
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.0108930.2161
soft (not hard)58.069128.937
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.067030.749
attentive (not interrupting)58.080629.221
winter (not summer)58.073822.07
unpatriotic (not patriotic)57.928529.753
🤔 (not 🤫)57.890833.844
introvert (not extrovert)57.761426.9167
earth (not air)57.7105427.523
hurried (not leisurely)57.688928.2201
competent (not incompetent)57.5147131.2183
first-mate (not captain)57.482033.5212
insider (not outsider)57.359032.7139
objective (not subjective)57.355429.137
flimsy (not sturdy)57.339726.526
🎨 (not 🏀)57.3106829.820
assertive (not passive)57.2130230.8169
frenzied (not sleepy)57.1154527.527
statist (not anarchist)57.081131.960
direct (not roundabout)56.9124531.5211
unemotional (not emotional)56.935923.29
flower child (not goth)56.9108928.922
normal (not weird)56.857927.6237
night owl (not morning lark)56.8102431.4119
ferocious (not pacifist)56.7105329.1192
orange (not purple)56.671929.6170
🐩 (not 🐒)56.686032.350
centrist (not radical)56.657326.615
repetitive (not varied)56.595026.671
realist (not idealist)56.583329.028
naive (not paranoid)56.147329.417
remote (not involved)55.924631.8189
stable (not moody)55.846229.2204
sheltered (not street-smart)55.859432.5161
sensible (not ludicrous)55.7105129.9221
unfixable (not fixable)55.754428.930
repulsive (not attractive)55.636526.7219
enslaved (not emancipated)55.635828.1188
jealous (not compersive)55.680131.0175
scandalous (not proper)55.587834.4189
plastic (not wooden)55.531832.314
master (not apprentice)55.4119832.074
🤣 (not 😊)55.359931.140
foolish (not wise)55.267528.0226
fast-talking (not slow-talking)55.2114223.119
mature (not juvenile)55.1100929.146
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)54.762338.929
egalitarian (not racist)54.6160929.742
clean (not perverted)54.6124324.120
muddy (not washed)54.658831.814
submissive (not dominant)54.557230.6219
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.541834.4133
straight (not queer)54.5144830.771
vegan (not cannibal)54.594929.926
charming (not awkward)54.4117127.7189
anxious (not calm)54.2109730.6186
not introspective (not introspective)54.246329.358
tautology (not oxymoron)54.140222.015
sensitive (not thick-skinned)54.080929.1213
independent (not codependent)54.0119733.8208
down2earth (not head@clouds)53.998633.4196
ugly (not beautiful)53.931826.854
water (not fire)53.866930.319
triggered (not trolling)53.7132731.020
normie (not freak)53.778334.425
cynical (not gullible)53.7120128.719
hedonist (not monastic)53.598528.031
pop (not indie)53.453832.228
lustful (not chaste)53.3104328.7194
📈 (not 📉)53.2135633.346
genocidal (not not genocidal)53.247430.116
proactive (not reactive)53.270634.115
complicated (not simple)53.1133830.0150
epic (not deep)53.089419.814
frank (not sugarcoated)53.0152127.321
🤺 (not 🏌)52.9146733.842
modest (not flamboyant)52.7103931.4221
crafty (not scholarly)52.7115232.4204
rock (not rap)52.7171728.119
🧗 (not 🛌)52.6126230.363
edgy (not politically correct)52.5107630.7193
resolute (not wavering)52.5145530.134
geriatric (not vibrant)52.548124.620
never cries (not often crying)52.5110732.021
apathetic (not curious)52.339230.4198
lost (not enlightened)52.3100526.131
mysterious (not unambiguous)52.284531.1223
French (not Russian)52.2121630.925
extreme (not moderate)52.1123929.1194
penny-pincher (not overspender)52.1107433.370
yes-man (not contrarian)52.163627.519
variable (not consistent)51.968732.521
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)51.972237.715
sober (not indulgent)51.888431.1174
high standards (not desperate)51.7123035.029
chic (not cheesy)51.689230.016
soft (not hard)51.587330.4203
alert (not oblivious)51.5131530.151
respectful (not rude)51.4121127.9190
shy (not playful)51.451925.5185
minimalist (not pack rat)51.4110932.042
poorly-written (not believable)51.310423.736
fresh (not stinky)51.0138335.369
jealous (not opinionated)51.037125.917
rebellious (not obedient)50.8125430.9142
Pepsi (not Coke)50.885230.929
stoic (not hypochondriac)50.7123629.128

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lawrence Yee (0.796)
  2. Cho Sang-woo (0.767)
  3. General Hux (0.766)
  4. Theresa Cullen (0.761)
  5. Terry Benedict (0.76)
  6. Maurice Levy (0.75)
  7. Ash (0.747)
  8. Alexander Conklin (0.743)
  9. Mycroft Holmes (0.739)
  10. Emilio Barzini (0.729)
  1. Rubeus Hagrid (-0.686)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.681)
  3. Little John (-0.632)
  4. Kevin Ball (-0.6)
  5. Patrick Star (-0.589)
  6. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.588)
  7. Sasha Braus (-0.583)
  8. Héctor (-0.582)
  9. Dory (-0.575)
  10. Olaf (-0.551)

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 Lau to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Lau is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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