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L Descriptive Personality Statistics

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L 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
high IQ (not low IQ)99.522.023
genius (not dunce)98.015.221
work-first (not family-first)97.724.722
nerd (not jock)97.1711.024
bookish (not sporty)96.8127.123
important (not irrelevant)96.676.521
persistent (not quitter)96.2298.225
mysterious (not unambiguous)96.017.321
🧠 (not 💪)95.71211.118
pro (not noob)95.0256.823
logical (not emotional)94.817.819
intellectual (not physical)94.71613.030
knowledgeable (not ignorant)94.7208.616
reclusive (not social)94.6210.228
freak (not normie)93.1716.839
night owl (not morning lark)92.71012.528
master (not apprentice)92.74915.729
analysis (not common sense)92.7715.121
competent (not incompetent)92.69216.820
chosen one (not everyman)92.2511.325
introvert (not extrovert)91.51110.323
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)91.5315.222
perceptive (not unobservant)90.513022.017
introspective (not not introspective)90.1715.632
skeptical (not spiritual)90.02613.227
never cries (not often crying)89.94815.823
private (not gregarious)89.72812.321
resourceful (not helpless)89.517421.723
quiet (not loud)89.12616.521
👽 (not 🤡)89.1712.821
guarded (not open)88.810218.229
secretive (not open-book)88.810423.321
weird (not normal)88.56821.433
cat person (not dog person)88.32723.026
wise (not foolish)88.25821.622
zany (not regular)88.24513.128
believable (not poorly-written)88.13020.017
frank (not sugarcoated)87.912321.724
winter (not summer)87.83518.517
asexual (not sexual)87.42016.420
paranoid (not naive)87.12417.425
extraordinary (not mundane)86.413729.327
scruffy (not manicured)86.47917.422
cold (not warm)86.310513.721
high-tech (not low-tech)85.911422.929
independent (not codependent)85.914126.121
individualist (not communal)85.710818.120
badass (not weakass)85.638820.925
treasure (not trash)85.326123.117
thinker (not doer)85.31025.223
realist (not idealist)85.03321.225
quirky (not predictable)85.05619.721
armoured (not vulnerable)84.510523.822
alert (not oblivious)84.519424.831
mathematical (not literary)84.34618.823
cynical (not gullible)84.316019.622
thin (not thick)84.24325.621
queer (not straight)84.07128.123
enlightened (not lost)84.03717.925
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.917728.618
atheist (not theist)83.96425.331
objective (not subjective)83.9423.125
factual (not exaggerating)83.19324.419
deviant (not average)83.114519.319
egalitarian (not racist)82.955217.122
leisurely (not hurried)82.83916.232
unemotional (not emotional)82.23724.125
chaste (not lustful)82.12826.526
businesslike (not chivalrous)81.913617.114
reasoned (not instinctual)81.74030.823
deep (not shallow)81.713722.428
🦇 (not 🐿)81.610626.221
decisive (not hesitant)81.333426.123
confidential (not gossiping)81.336529.327
young (not old)81.234723.420
goth (not flower child)81.210328.615
motivated (not unmotivated)81.287331.018
complicated (not simple)81.130428.315
👟 (not 🥾)81.16521.122
hoarder (not unprepared)80.95027.417
🌟 (not 💩)80.947327.428
natural-talent (not hard-work)80.82024.922
monochrome (not multicolored)80.59327.016
sheriff (not outlaw)80.320524.319
child free (not pronatalist)80.215430.018
competitive (not cooperative)80.242318.721
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)80.116929.219
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.047525.022
scientific (not artistic)79.924829.526
trolling (not triggered)79.93422.923
slovenly (not stylish)79.77724.218
indie (not pop)79.718825.119
factual (not poetic)79.615628.517
opinionated (not jealous)79.625428.324
avant-garde (not classical)79.56224.120
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.524422.719
high standards (not desperate)79.524922.022
utilitarian (not decorative)79.313327.421
🎨 (not 🏀)79.342324.925
gamer (not non-gamer)79.111630.324
cautious (not impulsive)79.116728.824
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.122325.122
vintage (not trendy)79.137717.930
specialist (not generalist)79.010731.423
water (not fire)78.910227.117
rich (not poor)78.942825.330
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)78.719228.324
main character (not side character)78.641923.430
workaholic (not slacker)78.376227.719
🐀 (not 🐘)78.18331.825
interesting (not tiresome)78.039129.328
💀 (not 🎃)78.018630.823
obsessed (not aloof)77.725629.623
queen (not princess)77.636930.921
stoic (not expressive)77.412826.217
loyal (not traitorous)77.189529.222
🛌 (not 🧗)76.910834.222
confident (not insecure)76.852432.115
consistent (not variable)76.820929.123
diligent (not lazy)76.7109027.826
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.755830.930
sarcastic (not genuine)76.626328.614
contrarian (not yes-man)76.623228.229
captain (not first-mate)76.441929.120
picky (not always down)76.421527.320
🐒 (not 🐩)76.212934.028
creative (not conventional)76.031634.525
Swedish (not Italian)75.910731.216
depressed (not bright)75.516025.825
reserved (not chatty)75.231923.620
resolute (not wavering)75.142724.626
minimalist (not pack rat)75.014130.921
🧐 (not 😎)74.919433.528
opinionated (not neutral)74.993034.729
arcane (not mainstream)74.822735.726
suspicious (not awkward)74.842732.312
😊 (not 🤣)74.534334.720
OCD (not ADHD)74.439934.317
legit (not scrub)74.365435.223
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.357027.530
suspicious (not trusting)74.341331.123
gloomy (not sunny)74.238627.630
calm (not anxious)74.215426.021
remote (not involved)74.22935.113
sickly (not healthy)74.210220.423
overachiever (not underachiever)74.280232.019
fearmongering (not reassuring)74.125726.018
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.036627.123
💝 (not 💔)74.027031.818
coordinated (not clumsy)73.869934.128
careful (not brave)73.810723.825
unorthodox (not traditional)73.745031.123
curious (not apathetic)73.747827.522
thick-skinned (not sensitive)73.726321.925
creepy (not disarming)73.713129.527
fast (not slow)73.560732.926
purple (not orange)73.517632.725
prestigious (not disreputable)73.543333.735
rational (not whimsical)73.243634.626
🤐 (not 😜)73.132230.225
heroic (not villainous)73.085521.724
English (not German)73.078827.920
loveable (not punchable)73.047727.821
devoted (not unfaithful)72.9109930.319
chill (not offended)72.815723.829
prideful (not envious)72.854330.224
distant (not touchy-feely)72.740836.830
muddy (not washed)72.617724.028
slothful (not active)72.56425.722
tactful (not indiscreet)72.338137.134
worldly (not innocent)72.271431.720
interested (not bored)72.058633.330
dispassionate (not romantic)71.613826.237
arrogant (not humble)71.553831.424
📈 (not 📉)71.435029.226
emancipated (not enslaved)71.352225.322
demanding (not unchallenging)71.292727.817
jaded (not innocent)71.169226.726
stubborn (not accommodating)71.085431.421
methodical (not astonishing)70.844135.728
intense (not lighthearted)70.874326.521
studious (not goof-off)70.783930.219
punk rock (not preppy)70.738926.024
driven (not unambitious)70.6129335.019
sorrowful (not cheery)70.552123.519
rebellious (not obedient)70.572728.630
not genocidal (not genocidal)70.489330.829
🤠 (not 🤑)70.354425.817
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)70.178126.417
presidential (not folksy)70.147127.620
attentive (not interrupting)70.139930.423
explorer (not builder)70.040636.124
😏 (not 😬)69.942631.823
machiavellian (not transparent)69.938834.823
beautiful (not ugly)69.9113928.925
sturdy (not flimsy)69.774528.421
narcissistic (not low self esteem)69.754024.933
patient (not impatient)69.623536.820
kinky (not vanilla)69.542927.325
precise (not vague)69.465933.329
prudish (not flirtatious)69.327927.131
monotone (not expressive)69.021131.623
liberal (not conservative)68.959727.014
proactive (not reactive)68.810532.324
fighter (not lover)68.644926.222
protagonist (not antagonist)68.594133.018
haunted (not blissful)68.377628.930
direct (not roundabout)68.082233.830
judgemental (not accepting)68.052831.726
edgy (not politically correct)67.960328.925
urban (not rural)67.982330.228
cunning (not honorable)67.739433.218
🤺 (not 🏌)67.589434.520
eastern (not western)67.46129.415
sad (not happy)67.364824.921
compersive (not jealous)67.039130.127
freelance (not corporate)66.972733.122
rock (not rap)66.9119931.116
androgynous (not gendered)66.94426.819
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)66.829131.316
hipster (not basic)66.727133.428
good-humored (not angry)66.664824.516
quarrelsome (not warm)66.564131.222
sober (not indulgent)66.438334.720
open-minded (not close-minded)66.365831.925
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.164229.818
realistic (not ambitious)66.125538.416
mischievous (not well behaved)65.678835.531
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)65.634431.314
dominant (not submissive)65.595935.225
abstract (not concrete)65.333332.017
traumatized (not flourishing)65.381127.821
pensive (not serene)65.192537.725
🥴 (not 🥳)64.951934.513
insulting (not complimentary)64.850728.022
strict (not lenient)64.767632.328
epic (not deep)64.739339.221
theoretical (not empirical)64.311731.823
🐐 (not 🦒)64.363032.025
self-assured (not self-conscious)64.290036.820
awkward (not charming)64.036233.825
autistic (not neurotypical)64.010840.325
outsider (not insider)64.054041.224
wild (not tame)64.086032.524
vegan (not cannibal)63.964027.819
miserable (not joyful)63.877225.133
geriatric (not vibrant)63.821333.216
resistant (not resigned)63.7107338.022
animalistic (not human)63.723731.519
loose (not tight)63.734534.624
metrosexual (not macho)63.575730.718
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')63.48633.324
attractive (not repulsive)63.3120232.024
bossy (not meek)63.3107026.319
crazy (not sane)63.363229.735
mature (not juvenile)62.877726.416
unfixable (not fixable)62.836734.226
playful (not shy)62.7105133.230
realistic (not fantastical)62.777235.024
poisonous (not nurturing)62.550433.328
valedictorian (not drop out)62.5102337.425
Greek (not Roman)62.419828.619
tailor (not blacksmith)62.486835.921
demure (not vain)62.253833.118
vengeful (not forgiving)62.070225.224
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.059829.922
existentialist (not nihilist)61.973936.617
privileged (not oppressed)61.8101726.817
masculine (not feminine)61.797826.324
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.556434.923
pointed (not random)61.5120438.830
subdued (not exuberant)61.441536.723
nonpolitical (not political)61.344235.623
stinky (not fresh)61.335831.227
self-destructive (not self-improving)61.369231.118
claustrophobic (not spelunker)61.229133.920
clean (not perverted)61.2104927.520
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.133832.720
sensible (not ludicrous)61.088533.423
unpolished (not eloquent)61.048234.133
hard (not soft)60.980828.123
off-key (not musical)60.966035.317
🎩 (not 🧢)60.778535.714
messy (not neat)60.651935.024
ranged (not melee)60.558532.424
stingy (not generous)60.450526.111
pure (not debased)60.378531.323
street-smart (not sheltered)60.3100335.134
shy (not bold)60.218134.724
pretentious (not unassuming)60.280033.832
cultured (not rustic)60.292037.026
extreme (not moderate)60.1100233.026
chortling (not giggling)60.193536.215
smooth (not rough)60.067828.222
radical (not centrist)60.070139.720
funny (not humorless)59.889827.519
reasonable (not deranged)59.889234.028
practical (not imaginative)59.4100036.421
🥵 (not 🥶)59.477736.621
alpha (not beta)59.3104337.823
white knight (not bad boy)59.394331.633
rugged (not refined)59.265835.025
civilized (not barbaric)59.0115329.114
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.968032.122
psychopath (not empath)58.852632.424
cryptic (not straightforward)58.728437.324
relaxed (not tense)58.627530.121
money-focused (not love-focused)58.648426.016
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.553431.635
works hard (not plays hard)58.2114235.622
sage (not whippersnapper)58.261536.723
scandalous (not proper)58.181233.416
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.170133.121
authoritarian (not democratic)58.064630.424
impartial (not biased)58.016535.227
assertive (not passive)57.9128134.830
frugal (not lavish)57.886929.730
philosophical (not real)57.834438.730
sweet (not bitter)57.782934.729
overspender (not penny-pincher)57.762231.723
modern (not historical)57.690834.724
modest (not flamboyant)57.490133.923
statist (not anarchist)57.479635.227
hunter (not gatherer)57.490938.720
ironic (not profound)57.370733.932
equitable (not hypocritical)57.185939.117
🐮 (not 🐷)57.194434.723
disorganized (not self-disciplined)56.945638.922
varied (not repetitive)56.744727.019
🧕 (not 💃)56.345932.023
go-getter (not slugabed)56.1163431.729
domestic (not industrial)56.069835.727
reliable (not experimental)56.092939.121
bashful (not exhibitionist)55.848834.222
😇 (not 😈)55.793030.023
concise (not long-winded)55.681731.621
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.5104434.720
angelic (not demonic)55.4104025.233
sleepy (not frenzied)55.413839.417
on-time (not tardy)55.4121734.318
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)55.4112236.023
cocky (not timid)55.4135029.934
libertarian (not socialist)55.288434.423
hard (not soft)55.298431.321
oxymoron (not tautology)54.997731.114
feminist (not sexist)54.7128619.311
stable (not moody)54.649444.223
crafty (not scholarly)54.5108834.719
altruistic (not selfish)54.4106535.228
formal (not intimate)54.384029.721
soulless (not soulful)54.241233.818
dorky (not cool)54.275836.426
earth (not air)54.2122532.422
👻 (not 🤖)54.191838.114
French (not Russian)54.1114324.222
mighty (not puny)54.0135533.524
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.091035.420
fortunate (not unlucky)53.977637.227
wooden (not plastic)53.9139333.315
playful (not serious)53.772127.619
glad (not mad)53.675533.128
😀 (not 😭)53.586332.322
spicy (not mild)53.4119932.424
respectful (not rude)53.2116431.630
short (not tall)53.273631.0371
trusting (not charming)53.080932.820
dramatic (not comedic)53.0133235.029
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.982636.521
flexible (not rigid)52.976935.926
salacious (not wholesome)52.976935.930
kind (not cruel)52.8141224.924
backdoor (not official)52.8102631.417
🙃 (not 🥰)52.883339.616
gracious (not feisty)52.551938.216
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.4117236.622
🦄 (not 🐴)52.476738.320
efficient (not overprepared)52.4150038.429
Coke (not Pepsi)52.396742.328
thrifty (not extravagant)52.398836.819
🤔 (not 🤫)52.1119036.820
hedonist (not monastic)51.9107729.119
luddite (not technophile)51.899030.411
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.791334.919
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.6145033.221
cheesy (not chic)51.5102431.622
ferocious (not pacifist)51.4119632.427
moist (not dry)51.495629.620
bold (not serious)51.3107837.019
scheduled (not spontaneous)51.2111240.418
metaphorical (not literal)51.160335.327
devout (not heathen)51.0109237.129
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.090433.722
chaotic (not orderly)50.194837.228
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)50.182438.022
one-faced (not two-faced)50.1134435.827
circular (not linear)50.295936.725
still (not twitchy)50.874736.034
transient (not permanent)50.383439.917
grateful (not entitled)50.7100637.421
receiving (not giving)50.376637.718
tasteful (not lewd)50.6136223.718

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sherlock Holmes (0.705)
  2. Sherlock Holmes (0.701)
  3. Beth Harmon (0.688)
  4. Dr. Strange (0.678)
  5. Dexter Morgan (0.668)
  6. Bertram Gilfoyle (0.662)
  7. Kaz Brekker (0.656)
  8. El Profesor (0.654)
  9. Dr. Harry Wells (0.65)
  10. Kakashi Hatake (0.643)
  1. Josh Chan (-0.56)
  2. Bob Pinciotti (-0.482)
  3. Tom Scavo (-0.461)
  4. Karen Smith (-0.441)
  5. Cyndee Pokorny (-0.428)
  6. Denny (-0.419)
  7. Finn Hudson (-0.418)
  8. Michael Kelso (-0.414)
  9. Gretchen Wieners (-0.411)
  10. Midge Pinciotti (-0.401)

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

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


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