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Light Yagami Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Light Yagami is a character from Death Note.

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
narcissistic (not low self esteem)97.037.527
coordinated (not clumsy)96.848.322
confident (not insecure)96.726.422
distant (not touchy-feely)96.627.421
intense (not lighthearted)96.486.716
main character (not side character)96.34112.026
pointed (not random)96.217.828
🧠 (not 💪)95.9116.921
cold (not warm)95.567.517
motivated (not unmotivated)95.5337.621
vengeful (not forgiving)95.4177.014
psychopath (not empath)95.1128.622
high IQ (not low IQ)94.9598.924
studious (not goof-off)94.978.623
😈 (not 😇)94.9199.721
secretive (not open-book)94.61510.123
judgemental (not accepting)94.22210.524
intellectual (not physical)94.0209.120
workaholic (not slacker)94.04410.831
competitive (not cooperative)93.7559.234
poisonous (not nurturing)93.0339.916
serious (not playful)92.72613.512
scientific (not artistic)92.4208.417
analysis (not common sense)92.499.924
dominant (not submissive)92.38712.732
radical (not centrist)92.1417.218
extraordinary (not mundane)92.13110.916
extreme (not moderate)91.5509.020
opinionated (not neutral)91.111620.823
jaded (not innocent)91.04011.025
genocidal (not not genocidal)90.72117.428
complicated (not simple)90.63020.425
hard (not soft)90.5399.819
precise (not vague)90.51917.619
captain (not first-mate)90.58723.518
charming (not trusting)90.4310.518
resourceful (not helpless)90.413917.423
overachiever (not underachiever)90.48621.218
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.315312.730
entitled (not grateful)90.38320.626
ambitious (not realistic)90.22618.718
logical (not emotional)90.11422.324
bookish (not sporty)90.013514.720
conspiracist (not sheeple)89.82218.619
diligent (not lazy)89.533321.324
confidential (not gossiping)89.57621.137
cynical (not gullible)89.45016.117
valedictorian (not drop out)89.412522.517
hard (not soft)89.35019.617
neat (not messy)89.17915.726
high standards (not desperate)89.04121.923
work-first (not family-first)88.98326.517
master (not apprentice)88.815719.320
pretentious (not unassuming)88.84320.424
guarded (not open)88.710923.219
stubborn (not accommodating)88.616314.729
deviant (not average)88.43611.117
competent (not incompetent)88.424519.320
eloquent (not unpolished)88.28115.926
driven (not unambitious)88.130828.718
private (not gregarious)88.05017.122
privileged (not oppressed)87.915922.819
frenzied (not sleepy)87.93416.030
individualist (not communal)87.86220.624
bitter (not sweet)87.78118.717
resistant (not resigned)87.52111.724
persistent (not quitter)87.553626.623
genius (not dunce)87.412814.325
go-getter (not slugabed)87.313915.528
demonic (not angelic)87.07514.221
perceptive (not unobservant)87.027921.431
demanding (not unchallenging)87.021522.925
two-faced (not one-faced)87.07926.832
strict (not lenient)86.99713.425
fast (not slow)86.69318.128
crazy (not sane)86.56218.222
presidential (not folksy)86.55220.025
hunter (not gatherer)86.511919.319
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)86.52419.024
💀 (not 🎃)86.45018.124
arrogant (not humble)86.120822.430
obsessed (not aloof)86.17022.131
suspicious (not trusting)85.913920.123
ranged (not melee)85.9422.619
ferocious (not pacifist)85.815322.020
active (not slothful)85.629321.722
night owl (not morning lark)85.512720.220
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.416818.227
independent (not codependent)85.316028.015
high-tech (not low-tech)85.212418.229
bossy (not meek)84.733121.028
sturdy (not flimsy)84.517620.222
on-time (not tardy)84.527325.821
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.411621.319
rigid (not flexible)84.39517.819
philosophical (not real)84.3614.520
mad (not glad)83.912017.218
weird (not normal)83.816420.220
worldly (not innocent)83.721926.935
focused on the future (not focused on the present)83.71521.622
cruel (not kind)83.710221.930
methodical (not astonishing)83.56627.226
assertive (not passive)83.529926.216
pensive (not serene)83.33421.227
fighter (not lover)83.09423.923
hypocritical (not equitable)82.99127.526
OCD (not ADHD)82.99624.727
cocky (not timid)82.739924.819
dispassionate (not romantic)82.53628.424
armoured (not vulnerable)82.317127.720
receiving (not giving)82.312324.825
hoarder (not unprepared)82.23414.425
tight (not loose)82.218124.636
resolute (not wavering)82.117121.622
reserved (not chatty)82.116718.918
unfixable (not fixable)82.07323.317
cunning (not honorable)81.916021.623
freak (not normie)81.914818.023
quarrelsome (not warm)81.723221.527
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.516822.717
moody (not stable)81.429026.020
scheduled (not spontaneous)81.427132.232
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.341127.329
decisive (not hesitant)81.333431.428
close-minded (not open-minded)81.310221.617
young (not old)81.036718.522
formal (not intimate)80.812623.818
alert (not oblivious)80.734230.227
believable (not poorly-written)80.730517.418
tall (not short)80.621019.5382
alpha (not beta)80.643231.220
🤺 (not 🏌)80.634622.825
pro (not noob)80.651927.321
machiavellian (not transparent)80.613527.424
authoritarian (not democratic)80.417729.115
tense (not relaxed)80.442923.827
fire (not water)80.332327.121
soulless (not soulful)80.110323.612
manicured (not scruffy)80.149629.427
bold (not shy)79.980123.535
idealist (not realist)79.913024.214
rich (not poor)79.840914.319
important (not irrelevant)79.866325.926
money-focused (not love-focused)79.816325.930
traitorous (not loyal)79.610729.218
gloomy (not sunny)79.522522.530
winter (not summer)79.418019.217
miserable (not joyful)79.320620.328
sexist (not feminist)79.214219.821
🤐 (not 😜)79.215023.728
vain (not demure)79.120530.123
masculine (not feminine)78.953720.418
charming (not awkward)78.533730.427
interesting (not tiresome)78.536429.523
attractive (not repulsive)78.364426.933
🥴 (not 🥳)78.310518.819
cat person (not dog person)78.315732.226
dramatic (not comedic)78.139025.933
self-assured (not self-conscious)78.030734.741
prideful (not envious)78.024331.521
political (not nonpolitical)77.922330.523
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)77.718927.423
debased (not pure)77.724526.623
beautiful (not ugly)77.783827.532
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.720929.022
never cries (not often crying)77.631829.125
edgy (not politically correct)77.528730.932
wild (not tame)77.545625.722
fearmongering (not reassuring)77.519327.726
paranoid (not naive)77.417521.722
salacious (not wholesome)77.322434.335
factual (not poetic)77.322531.925
rebellious (not obedient)77.250128.024
sarcastic (not genuine)77.225032.517
thin (not thick)77.217921.522
queen (not princess)76.741236.919
English (not German)76.653318.712
humorless (not funny)76.412926.719
monochrome (not multicolored)76.418230.019
rock (not rap)76.352423.719
haunted (not blissful)76.045826.127
unemotional (not emotional)75.88629.022
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')75.7235.118
introspective (not not introspective)75.628431.235
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)75.625425.828
arcane (not mainstream)75.520736.615
chortling (not giggling)75.422428.721
🎩 (not 🧢)75.442028.817
villainous (not heroic)75.318627.322
indie (not pop)75.131726.027
💔 (not 💝)74.920628.116
picky (not always down)74.824623.219
asexual (not sexual)74.613931.823
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)74.556534.526
urban (not rural)74.350529.226
cryptic (not straightforward)74.16830.827
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.152931.422
quiet (not loud)73.829427.521
deep (not shallow)73.641831.325
🦇 (not 🐿)73.523930.627
unorthodox (not traditional)73.446536.620
refined (not rugged)73.442828.918
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)73.432832.923
nerd (not jock)73.357022.119
sorrowful (not cheery)73.340326.527
chosen one (not everyman)73.327533.422
works hard (not plays hard)73.164135.017
businesslike (not chivalrous)73.033529.723
technophile (not luddite)72.921726.721
fast-talking (not slow-talking)72.944926.628
fortunate (not unlucky)72.518529.327
tactful (not indiscreet)72.437734.435
careful (not brave)72.312825.227
stylish (not slovenly)72.258730.620
child free (not pronatalist)72.241436.528
washed (not muddy)72.150735.818
interested (not bored)72.058630.030
outlaw (not sheriff)71.949035.326
knowledgeable (not ignorant)71.978634.230
mysterious (not unambiguous)71.533733.721
selfish (not altruistic)71.339728.022
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.278631.720
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.229034.719
biased (not impartial)71.152325.415
deep (not epic)71.111127.623
contrarian (not yes-man)71.143233.622
reclusive (not social)71.034131.530
self-destructive (not self-improving)71.040434.226
utilitarian (not decorative)70.845831.923
experimental (not reliable)70.634529.421
stingy (not generous)70.629922.219
cannibal (not vegan)70.537836.122
hedonist (not monastic)70.427032.125
opinionated (not jealous)70.178137.327
suspicious (not awkward)70.061432.620
emancipated (not enslaved)69.960628.820
still (not twitchy)69.921033.023
🤑 (not 🤠)69.934032.318
dramatic (not no-nonsense)69.846639.617
tailor (not blacksmith)69.854427.925
street-smart (not sheltered)69.867533.221
bad boy (not white knight)69.639133.425
preppy (not punk rock)69.663933.522
mischievous (not well behaved)69.570631.122
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.539732.321
spicy (not mild)69.367934.119
angry (not good-humored)69.233830.922
chaste (not lustful)69.124736.020
feisty (not gracious)69.075030.129
cultured (not rustic)69.055832.521
anarchist (not statist)68.937231.733
cool (not dorky)68.855229.431
frank (not sugarcoated)68.790935.139
serious (not bold)68.630733.722
builder (not explorer)68.530728.926
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)68.341628.420
😏 (not 😬)68.346728.933
thinker (not doer)68.119435.629
involved (not remote)67.981538.224
🥶 (not 🥵)67.923934.626
natural-talent (not hard-work)67.917730.722
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.826238.918
extravagant (not thrifty)67.649233.919
badass (not weakass)67.5106030.614
🧗 (not 🛌)67.474434.033
monotone (not expressive)67.224033.125
orderly (not chaotic)67.063130.723
ludicrous (not sensible)67.035332.921
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.045625.317
animalistic (not human)66.718631.822
devoted (not unfaithful)66.7132838.423
stoic (not expressive)66.636238.117
deranged (not reasonable)66.641936.121
basic (not hipster)66.557832.322
🙃 (not 🥰)66.540436.028
conservative (not liberal)66.428734.721
quirky (not predictable)66.444735.524
mathematical (not literary)66.228730.624
calm (not anxious)66.033831.627
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)66.032034.518
rude (not respectful)65.840934.315
Roman (not Greek)65.822431.416
practical (not imaginative)65.776933.642
goth (not flower child)65.734731.835
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)65.448629.627
metrosexual (not macho)65.267134.517
enlightened (not lost)65.240035.222
rational (not whimsical)65.070636.821
heathen (not devout)64.839233.825
dry (not moist)64.841535.521
zany (not regular)64.369633.726
vintage (not trendy)64.398725.325
attentive (not interrupting)64.259935.626
stoic (not hypochondriac)64.265434.230
consistent (not variable)64.168631.627
introvert (not extrovert)64.143333.420
🧐 (not 😎)64.049137.123
fresh (not stinky)64.0100834.024
proactive (not reactive)63.324831.120
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.056934.016
insulting (not complimentary)63.055633.730
wise (not foolish)62.974531.617
🤫 (not 🤔)62.922238.525
chic (not cheesy)62.852233.321
orange (not purple)62.446239.326
punchable (not loveable)62.442935.521
factual (not exaggerating)62.463740.118
prestigious (not disreputable)62.390839.821
offended (not chill)62.274534.215
🐴 (not 🦄)62.174537.423
profound (not ironic)62.146631.120
🐷 (not 🐮)62.028931.922
cautious (not impulsive)61.766837.025
mighty (not puny)61.7109825.936
literal (not metaphorical)61.680428.929
📈 (not 📉)61.692238.137
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)61.452334.722
👽 (not 🤡)61.165839.121
sad (not happy)61.090327.127
skeptical (not spiritual)60.9115336.018
direct (not roundabout)60.8110137.726
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.461041.519
playful (not shy)60.2111929.620
🐀 (not 🐘)60.255736.133
minimalist (not pack rat)60.168140.516
reasoned (not instinctual)59.950235.432
creative (not conventional)59.779337.723
🤖 (not 👻)59.658338.320
atheist (not theist)59.591938.525
tasteful (not lewd)59.4106033.018
concrete (not abstract)59.486333.929
kinky (not vanilla)59.272534.429
apathetic (not curious)59.123638.522
industrial (not domestic)59.067231.420
highbrow (not lowbrow)58.996132.617
exuberant (not subdued)58.989335.227
Russian (not French)58.642721.514
bright (not depressed)58.372434.519
classical (not avant-garde)58.187734.915
nihilist (not existentialist)57.932437.124
traumatized (not flourishing)57.2113133.322
juvenile (not mature)57.171230.933
libertarian (not socialist)56.974435.525
whippersnapper (not sage)56.970437.115
bad-cook (not good-cook)56.974735.825
scandalous (not proper)56.784735.323
eastern (not western)56.620538.317
neurotypical (not autistic)56.5142236.725
🎨 (not 🏀)56.3109428.424
off-key (not musical)56.287231.929
egalitarian (not racist)55.9158930.920
civilized (not barbaric)55.8123331.322
gendered (not androgynous)55.8168834.321
freelance (not corporate)55.8104136.919
plastic (not wooden)55.731433.821
perverted (not clean)55.456236.431
long-winded (not concise)55.369640.021
compersive (not jealous)55.282340.218
insider (not outsider)55.267037.725
varied (not repetitive)55.052137.326
earth (not air)55.0118338.017
cringeworthy (not inspiring)54.964930.834
🥾 (not 👟)54.982732.515
triggered (not trolling)54.9127037.322
realistic (not fantastical)54.7104936.118
💩 (not 🌟)54.639937.916
🐩 (not 🐒)54.693635.016
theoretical (not empirical)54.546337.024
prudish (not flirtatious)54.575633.028
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)54.3110333.221
Coke (not Pepsi)54.381138.330
legit (not scrub)54.2148037.320
antagonist (not protagonist)54.242739.124
hurried (not leisurely)54.1107037.321
geriatric (not vibrant)54.143934.021
smooth (not rough)54.088637.521
creepy (not disarming)53.844437.430
🦒 (not 🐐)53.838827.317
patient (not impatient)53.763231.723
Swedish (not Italian)53.481531.318
🧕 (not 💃)53.157436.720
gamer (not non-gamer)53.164639.930
objective (not subjective)53.079435.528
frugal (not lavish)52.9105632.726
trash (not treasure)52.934333.122
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.9120938.416
sober (not indulgent)52.786138.126
sickly (not healthy)52.744440.416
permanent (not transient)52.3107331.920
straight (not queer)52.3149936.115
modest (not flamboyant)52.2105337.021
official (not backdoor)51.885037.414
efficient (not overprepared)51.8151534.828
scholarly (not crafty)51.674436.225
circular (not linear)51.588931.521
unpatriotic (not patriotic)51.447538.221
modern (not historical)51.1111737.712
generalist (not specialist)51.162933.719
😀 (not 😭)50.998541.022
😊 (not 🤣)50.9125635.719
oxymoron (not tautology)50.2137727.69

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Harry Wells (0.885)
  2. Hans Gruber (0.874)
  3. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.861)
  4. Lex Luthor (0.859)
  5. Rowan Pope (0.858)
  6. General Kirigan (0.844)
  7. Lady Macbeth (0.841)
  8. Patty Hewes (0.837)
  9. Hunter Aloysius Percy (0.832)
  10. Gus Fring (0.832)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.654)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.632)
  3. Lenny (-0.631)
  4. Jerry Gergich (-0.621)
  5. Flounder (-0.6)
  6. Rex (-0.599)
  7. Steve Brady (-0.597)
  8. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.57)
  9. The Scarecrow (-0.569)
  10. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.566)

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

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


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