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Lau Personality Statistics

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. 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
privileged (not oppressed)93.0498.023
manicured (not scruffy)88.616113.5263
rich (not poor)88.415618.2220
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)87.59117.253
intellectual (not physical)87.111214.0219
work-first (not family-first)85.610517.1240
punchable (not loveable)84.17516.629
refined (not rugged)83.910018.4215
mathematical (not literary)83.63917.8202
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.415217.0225
guarded (not open)83.419615.3206
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.414519.4200
high-tech (not low-tech)83.49719.1246
urban (not rural)83.310121.463
suspicious (not trusting)83.215417.2210
formal (not intimate)82.87018.271
preppy (not punk rock)82.813518.226
dispassionate (not romantic)82.62116.020
traitorous (not loyal)82.45121.5217
selfish (not altruistic)82.315419.9220
bookish (not sporty)82.225318.3199
serious (not playful)82.119618.3217
valedictorian (not drop out)81.727418.937
driven (not unambitious)81.452617.8194
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)80.911326.4236
cunning (not honorable)80.913920.0232
arrogant (not humble)80.924021.4219
scientific (not artistic)80.516019.0231
villainous (not heroic)80.210320.9226
cold (not warm)80.213921.0183
corporate (not freelance)80.111322.420
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.140320.2222
eloquent (not unpolished)79.625121.1244
technophile (not luddite)79.68422.2194
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)79.611025.4169
🐀 (not 🐘)79.54423.857
secretive (not open-book)79.522723.621
salacious (not wholesome)79.214323.740
methodical (not astonishing)79.010720.0231
neat (not messy)78.927020.3172
skeptical (not spiritual)78.726818.5209
nerd (not jock)78.429623.7222
diligent (not lazy)78.368419.5206
worldly (not innocent)78.331718.5223
💩 (not 🌟)78.27422.741
logical (not emotional)77.911121.9220
🧠 (not 💪)77.932816.050
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.820619.339
tight (not loose)77.424927.115
bitter (not sweet)77.419017.7203
workaholic (not slacker)77.352519.947
authoritarian (not democratic)77.218123.9201
high IQ (not low IQ)77.056018.9208
🙃 (not 🥰)76.912626.258
offended (not chill)76.621920.819
intense (not lighthearted)76.537821.320
humorless (not funny)76.49123.0218
strict (not lenient)76.324721.1225
debased (not pure)76.320222.7210
pretentious (not unassuming)76.223026.849
🐴 (not 🦄)76.014124.835
judgemental (not accepting)75.824724.2147
vengeful (not forgiving)75.826723.4189
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)75.73125.221
quarrelsome (not warm)75.727522.2209
poisonous (not nurturing)75.718522.877
rational (not whimsical)75.625726.1207
outlaw (not sheriff)75.326225.0178
mad (not glad)75.223517.340
suspicious (not awkward)75.132222.8228
modern (not historical)75.019324.4127
presidential (not folksy)75.021722.525
stylish (not slovenly)74.934022.8177
eastern (not western)74.61027.169
💔 (not 💝)74.515322.849
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.422324.6205
subdued (not exuberant)74.44724.211
factual (not poetic)74.321221.813
orderly (not chaotic)74.229725.3225
tailor (not blacksmith)74.129427.114
cautious (not impulsive)74.018623.8193
practical (not imaginative)74.030523.8160
🧐 (not 😎)73.914725.842
studious (not goof-off)73.949725.639
reasoned (not instinctual)73.511025.4212
coordinated (not clumsy)73.549823.4200
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)73.524825.941
quiet (not loud)73.319321.0220
thin (not thick)73.322823.7166
cruel (not kind)73.216420.4188
linear (not circular)73.27925.823
competitive (not cooperative)73.044527.5201
basic (not hipster)73.025723.6208
cosmopolitan (not provincial)72.618227.5187
😈 (not 😇)72.625327.938
demonic (not angelic)72.620620.9224
👟 (not 🥾)72.518325.650
careful (not brave)72.38723.6194
soulless (not soulful)72.213322.630
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)71.914429.944
claustrophobic (not spelunker)71.97031.820
vain (not demure)71.829824.0218
tense (not relaxed)71.757425.0220
utilitarian (not decorative)71.633920.335
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.645426.6170
concrete (not abstract)71.623221.639
private (not gregarious)71.532824.2202
young (not old)71.447417.2234
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)71.323322.250
builder (not explorer)71.116122.3195
gendered (not androgynous)71.179228.274
insulting (not complimentary)71.025425.829
shallow (not deep)70.814923.162
industrial (not domestic)70.718025.536
stoic (not expressive)70.618924.8223
short (not tall)70.420320.2200
🤐 (not 😜)70.424431.338
narcissistic (not low self esteem)70.438729.520
monochrome (not multicolored)70.321324.931
hypocritical (not equitable)70.122928.141
dry (not moist)70.118625.824
biased (not impartial)70.042727.9154
trash (not treasure)70.010129.457
precise (not vague)69.942627.0148
reserved (not chatty)69.629125.3209
mischievous (not well behaved)69.547529.5188
😬 (not 😏)69.515928.049
works hard (not plays hard)69.353726.9229
backdoor (not official)68.832531.5234
lavish (not frugal)68.629429.1184
rigid (not flexible)68.633626.6186
political (not nonpolitical)68.534630.8203
classical (not avant-garde)68.529720.219
miserable (not joyful)68.240523.631
🤖 (not 👻)68.221930.237
transient (not permanent)67.911725.668
child free (not pronatalist)67.842030.6130
🤑 (not 🤠)67.828430.653
irrelevant (not important)67.54024.879
conservative (not liberal)67.519229.962
sexist (not feminist)67.422023.446
active (not slothful)67.480324.2177
serious (not bold)67.322226.9227
civilized (not barbaric)67.259226.5229
smooth (not rough)67.128225.2202
angry (not good-humored)67.026422.1184
🧕 (not 💃)67.011924.158
gloomy (not sunny)66.940718.329
charming (not trusting)66.935222.2168
English (not German)66.873324.622
specialist (not generalist)66.536826.627
healthy (not sickly)66.366727.2200
bold (not shy)66.090126.0225
puny (not mighty)65.813125.3226
🥴 (not 🥳)65.831324.637
off-key (not musical)65.829822.620
cringeworthy (not inspiring)65.726720.323
ranged (not melee)65.723422.120
neurotypical (not autistic)65.472527.0192
scrub (not legit)65.311330.674
close-minded (not open-minded)65.224024.8210
decisive (not hesitant)65.167227.7194
no-nonsense (not dramatic)65.131430.066
atheist (not theist)65.043428.728
confident (not insecure)64.965028.1219
hoarder (not unprepared)64.841227.9169
🐿 (not 🦇)64.842431.738
persistent (not quitter)64.6111329.136
literal (not metaphorical)64.543527.6199
masculine (not feminine)64.359222.4242
gatherer (not hunter)64.238731.517
nihilist (not existentialist)64.112529.029
🎩 (not 🧢)64.149731.541
sane (not crazy)64.134727.241
libertarian (not socialist)64.026333.5228
feisty (not gracious)63.965924.9212
tame (not wild)63.928426.2199
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)63.828527.6178
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.622128.7229
metrosexual (not macho)63.551727.719
confidential (not gossiping)63.365832.2243
empirical (not theoretical)63.132331.2193
conventional (not creative)62.933128.1214
mainstream (not arcane)62.921728.1161
noob (not pro)62.916624.539
Roman (not Greek)62.925228.421
🤔 (not 🤫)62.841332.536
fast (not slow)62.468325.8169
impatient (not patient)62.459631.668
tactful (not indiscreet)62.257528.645
vanilla (not kinky)62.040629.7187
go-getter (not slugabed)62.093927.040
individualist (not communal)61.853130.437
bright (not depressed)61.643224.2168
sorrowful (not cheery)61.555321.7191
genius (not dunce)61.469025.8227
beta (not alpha)61.332230.6195
experimental (not reliable)61.338739.712
mild (not spicy)61.228325.8217
😭 (not 😀)61.238025.349
armoured (not vulnerable)61.062330.3143
disreputable (not prestigious)61.028231.0187
whippersnapper (not sage)60.938228.221
unpatriotic (not patriotic)60.812528.948
resistant (not resigned)60.781828.2213
reclusive (not social)60.737225.647
tasteful (not lewd)60.466528.3194
self-destructive (not self-improving)60.448127.827
uninspiring (not charismatic)60.312928.8202
bossy (not meek)60.177829.5221
heathen (not devout)60.135727.7193
sad (not happy)60.159721.8183
regular (not zany)60.128029.131
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.078631.220
deviant (not average)59.961329.5127
cryptic (not straightforward)59.818529.9212
uncreative (not open to new experinces)59.821227.6183
tiresome (not interesting)59.817027.2189
dorky (not cool)59.642628.734
🐐 (not 🦒)59.562532.969
obsessed (not aloof)59.466227.9196
flimsy (not sturdy)59.324827.319
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.331841.322
traditional (not unorthodox)59.142228.230
statist (not anarchist)59.148630.754
efficient (not overprepared)59.176428.025
knowledgeable (not ignorant)59.180128.821
human (not animalistic)58.980729.5165
unlucky (not fortunate)58.846629.6193
insider (not outsider)58.836932.6135
sarcastic (not genuine)58.747428.2183
mature (not juvenile)58.559728.233
pessimistic (not optimistic)58.349927.1186
creepy (not disarming)58.224526.973
realist (not idealist)58.250330.225
introvert (not extrovert)58.136327.2166
real (not philosophical)57.774029.2165
mundane (not extraordinary)57.624828.8180
hurried (not leisurely)57.657727.8202
🐷 (not 🐮)57.430230.941
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.444531.644
traumatized (not flourishing)57.470826.017
chortling (not giggling)57.468825.618
normal (not weird)57.338327.7237
assertive (not passive)57.387430.8166
first-mate (not captain)57.355333.2208
competent (not incompetent)57.094931.2182
scandalous (not proper)57.055034.3185
direct (not roundabout)56.982031.7210
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.875430.4153
soft (not hard)56.846830.431
Italian (not Swedish)56.856723.918
orange (not purple)56.545829.5169
ferocious (not pacifist)56.371829.5198
night owl (not morning lark)56.370131.4120
remote (not involved)56.216631.6186
lost (not enlightened)56.257629.820
🐩 (not 🐒)55.957132.847
sensible (not ludicrous)55.866330.1222
enslaved (not emancipated)55.724427.7173
jealous (not compersive)55.755130.8166
repetitive (not varied)55.768327.265
repulsive (not attractive)55.625727.1217
resourceful (not helpless)55.6103832.038
stable (not moody)55.432329.2203
frenzied (not sleepy)55.4104924.018
🤡 (not 👽)55.245332.038
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.123634.8127
master (not apprentice)55.180831.675
foolish (not wise)55.047028.4222
straight (not queer)55.0100931.063
fast-talking (not slow-talking)55.076623.815
independent (not codependent)54.974933.8202
hedonist (not monastic)54.963827.229
objective (not subjective)54.845029.129
🤣 (not 😊)54.842731.136
variable (not consistent)54.837831.316
charming (not awkward)54.776127.5194
perceptive (not unobservant)54.7101228.716
down2earth (not head@clouds)54.664733.2188
sensitive (not thick-skinned)54.650229.1210
📈 (not 📉)54.683631.141
reasonable (not deranged)54.568231.528
pack rat (not minimalist)54.546231.831
anxious (not calm)54.471330.6180
oblivious (not alert)54.337830.243
🧗 (not 🛌)54.377430.554
not introspective (not introspective)54.232328.155
unfixable (not fixable)54.240728.925
sheltered (not street-smart)54.141431.9160
resolute (not wavering)53.891930.229
French (not Russian)53.575032.621
triggered (not trolling)53.583331.216
submissive (not dominant)53.239630.9222
lustful (not chaste)53.270028.5192
complicated (not simple)53.285030.4144
egalitarian (not racist)53.2105529.936
ugly (not beautiful)53.024026.349
🤺 (not 🏌)52.997434.143
edgy (not politically correct)52.873130.4190
crafty (not scholarly)52.876332.5206
penny-pincher (not overspender)52.669832.964
modest (not flamboyant)52.468131.2213
mysterious (not unambiguous)52.253431.2222
vegan (not cannibal)52.264431.021
respectful (not rude)51.876028.2199
sober (not indulgent)51.658531.0177
soft (not hard)51.555730.4200
shy (not playful)51.432125.5185
extreme (not moderate)51.284029.7186
apathetic (not curious)51.128930.3199
geriatric (not vibrant)51.133724.419
fresh (not stinky)51.089934.760
rebellious (not obedient)50.981830.6135
poorly-written (not believable)50.76923.629

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. Theresa Cullen (0.772)
  2. Terry Benedict (0.766)
  3. Maurice Levy (0.761)
  4. Robert Fischer (0.758)
  5. Mycroft Holmes (0.754)
  1. Rubeus Hagrid (-0.715)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.711)
  3. Little John (-0.653)
  4. Kevin Ball (-0.603)
  5. Héctor (-0.597)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.53)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.52)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.33)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.3)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.28)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.2)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.19)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.18)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.17)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.17)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.07)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.02)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.02)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.02)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.02)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.03)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.07)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.15)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.2)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.21)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.31)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.47)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.47)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.53)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.54)


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