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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 500 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)99.611.928
genius (not dunce)98.015.221
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)97.825.322
work-first (not family-first)97.325.324
nerd (not jock)97.1711.024
bookish (not sporty)96.8137.123
nonconformist (not social climber)96.827.715
important (not irrelevant)96.676.521
persistent (not quitter)96.2288.225
mysterious (not unambiguous)96.017.321
insomniac (not slumbering)96.017.420
🧠 (not 💪)95.71311.118
pro (not noob)95.0276.823
logical (not emotional)94.817.819
intellectual (not physical)94.71913.030
knowledgeable (not ignorant)94.7238.616
leader (not follower)94.6878.923
reclusive (not social)94.6310.228
overthinker (not underthinker)94.2278.818
meaningful (not pointless)93.8147.916
freak (not normie)93.1716.839
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)93.0269.520
night owl (not morning lark)92.71212.528
master (not apprentice)92.75115.729
analysis (not common sense)92.7615.121
competent (not incompetent)92.69516.820
maverick (not conformist)92.4379.518
chosen one (not everyman)92.2511.325
introvert (not extrovert)91.51310.323
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)91.5315.222
thinker (not feeler)91.52515.217
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)91.213013.812
perceptive (not unobservant)90.513322.017
introspective (not not introspective)90.1615.632
skeptical (not spiritual)90.02713.227
never cries (not often crying)89.95115.823
private (not gregarious)89.72812.321
resourceful (not helpless)89.518121.723
all-seeing (not blind)89.33317.115
quiet (not loud)89.12616.521
👽 (not 🤡)89.1712.821
guarded (not open)88.810618.229
secretive (not open-book)88.810723.321
insightful (not generic)88.86318.324
original (not cliché)88.52612.215
weird (not normal)88.47121.134
wise (not foolish)88.35821.223
cat person (not dog person)88.32823.026
zany (not regular)88.24713.128
believable (not poorly-written)88.13520.017
frank (not sugarcoated)87.913221.724
winter (not summer)87.83418.517
asexual (not sexual)87.42316.420
withdrawn (not outgoing)87.42721.711
questioning (not believing)87.25823.014
paranoid (not naive)87.12617.425
chronically single (not serial dater)86.814625.813
extraordinary (not mundane)86.414629.327
real (not fake)86.423713.414
wolf (not bear)86.46322.813
scruffy (not manicured)86.47917.422
cold (not warm)86.310613.721
high-tech (not low-tech)85.911622.929
independent (not codependent)85.914926.121
individualist (not communal)85.711118.120
thinker (not doer)85.71124.724
badass (not weakass)85.640020.925
unstirring (not quivering)85.512213.211
treasure (not trash)85.326823.117
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)85.312527.517
realist (not idealist)85.03721.225
quirky (not predictable)85.05819.721
entrepreneur (not employee)84.730625.118
love shy (not cassanova)84.65219.914
armoured (not vulnerable)84.511023.822
alert (not oblivious)84.520224.831
homebody (not world traveler)84.58623.422
mathematical (not literary)84.34718.823
cynical (not gullible)84.316719.622
thin (not thick)84.24425.621
queer (not straight)84.07428.123
enlightened (not lost)84.03717.925
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.918028.618
atheist (not theist)83.96825.331
objective (not subjective)83.9523.125
childlike (not parental)83.618315.722
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)83.511220.715
factual (not exaggerating)83.19624.419
deviant (not average)83.115019.319
egalitarian (not racist)82.956817.122
leisurely (not hurried)82.84016.232
rejected (not popular)82.614820.518
mellow (not energetic)82.35325.412
unemotional (not emotional)82.23524.125
businesslike (not chivalrous)81.913517.114
focused (not absentminded)81.856130.814
chaste (not lustful)81.83226.027
reasoned (not instinctual)81.74130.823
deep (not shallow)81.714022.428
🦇 (not 🐿)81.610926.221
things-person (not people-person)81.513727.121
hoarder (not unprepared)81.44226.718
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)81.316430.621
decisive (not hesitant)81.334526.123
sheriff (not outlaw)81.318924.120
confidential (not gossiping)81.337029.327
young (not old)81.235423.420
goth (not flower child)81.210828.615
motivated (not unmotivated)81.289031.018
complicated (not simple)81.131428.315
👟 (not 🥾)81.16921.122
🌟 (not 💩)80.949027.428
natural-talent (not hard-work)80.81924.922
prying (not unmeddlesome)80.732034.012
monochrome (not multicolored)80.59827.016
child free (not pronatalist)80.216630.018
competitive (not cooperative)80.243518.721
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)80.117529.219
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.048525.022
proud (not apologetic)80.061418.816
scientific (not artistic)79.925329.526
handshakes (not hugs)79.947829.721
trolling (not triggered)79.93622.923
strong identity (not social chameleon)79.845529.817
slovenly (not stylish)79.77924.218
indie (not pop)79.719625.119
factual (not poetic)79.616028.517
opinionated (not jealous)79.627028.324
avant-garde (not classical)79.56524.120
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.525322.719
high standards (not desperate)79.525522.022
utilitarian (not decorative)79.313727.421
🎨 (not 🏀)79.343824.925
gamer (not non-gamer)79.111630.324
cautious (not impulsive)79.117128.824
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.123825.122
vintage (not trendy)79.139117.930
specialist (not generalist)79.011131.423
water (not fire)78.910327.117
rich (not poor)78.944225.330
clinical (not heartfelt)78.917329.312
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)78.719628.324
mechanical (not natural)78.614121.320
analytical (not intuitive)78.420229.916
workaholic (not slacker)78.377827.719
awkward (not comfortable)78.317727.218
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)78.124031.716
🐀 (not 🐘)78.18831.825
interesting (not tiresome)78.040629.328
💀 (not 🎃)78.019230.823
🛌 (not 🧗)77.910033.823
obsessed (not aloof)77.726329.623
stoic (not expressive)77.612725.518
queen (not princess)77.638130.921
loyal (not traitorous)77.191529.222
confident (not insecure)76.854032.115
consistent (not variable)76.821329.123
diligent (not lazy)76.7111527.826
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.757530.930
sarcastic (not genuine)76.627228.614
main character (not side character)76.648025.431
contrarian (not yes-man)76.624528.229
captain (not first-mate)76.443229.120
picky (not always down)76.421927.320
🐒 (not 🐩)76.213734.028
creative (not conventional)76.032934.525
Swedish (not Italian)75.910731.216
snoops (not minds-own-business)75.961134.914
smug (not sheepish)75.859326.111
depressed (not bright)75.516925.825
reserved (not chatty)75.232923.620
accurate (not off target)75.253033.912
resolute (not wavering)75.143724.626
minimalist (not pack rat)75.014430.921
🧐 (not 😎)74.920633.528
opinionated (not neutral)74.996234.729
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)74.937726.412
arcane (not mainstream)74.823435.726
suspicious (not awkward)74.844032.312
😊 (not 🤣)74.535234.720
OCD (not ADHD)74.441534.317
legit (not scrub)74.366935.223
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.358927.530
suspicious (not trusting)74.343031.123
gloomy (not sunny)74.239727.630
calm (not anxious)74.216526.021
remote (not involved)74.22935.113
sickly (not healthy)74.210620.423
overachiever (not underachiever)74.282332.019
evolutionist (not creationist)74.227936.612
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.037727.123
💝 (not 💔)74.028131.818
coordinated (not clumsy)73.872234.128
unorthodox (not traditional)73.746431.123
curious (not apathetic)73.749327.522
thick-skinned (not sensitive)73.726921.925
creepy (not disarming)73.713429.527
gross (not hygienic)73.613023.815
careful (not brave)73.611322.927
fast (not slow)73.562332.926
purple (not orange)73.518532.725
prestigious (not disreputable)73.544933.735
rational (not whimsical)73.244934.626
tactful (not indiscreet)73.136936.835
🤐 (not 😜)73.133230.225
heroic (not villainous)73.087721.724
English (not German)73.081227.920
loveable (not punchable)73.049327.821
devoted (not unfaithful)72.9112530.319
catty (not supportive)72.930430.219
chill (not offended)72.815923.829
prideful (not envious)72.855430.224
distant (not touchy-feely)72.742436.830
muddy (not washed)72.618424.028
emancipated (not enslaved)72.648225.423
slothful (not active)72.56425.722
unstable (not stable)72.551225.218
worldly (not innocent)72.274031.720
uptight (not easy)72.261830.612
flat (not bubbly)72.138430.013
interested (not bored)72.060733.330
sweet (not savory)71.830133.822
coarse (not delicate)71.853424.613
dispassionate (not romantic)71.614126.237
arrogant (not humble)71.555831.424
📈 (not 📉)71.436729.226
manic (not mild)71.362836.915
demanding (not unchallenging)71.295927.817
creator (not consumer)71.149330.714
jaded (not innocent)71.171526.726
stubborn (not accommodating)71.088731.421
methodical (not astonishing)70.845535.728
intense (not lighthearted)70.877126.521
studious (not goof-off)70.786030.219
punk rock (not preppy)70.740326.024
driven (not unambitious)70.6132635.019
sorrowful (not cheery)70.553923.519
rebellious (not obedient)70.575428.630
attentive (not interrupting)70.539029.824
not genocidal (not genocidal)70.491830.829
🤠 (not 🤑)70.355525.817
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)70.180826.417
presidential (not folksy)70.148127.620
explorer (not builder)70.042036.124
😏 (not 😬)69.944331.823
machiavellian (not transparent)69.940034.823
beautiful (not ugly)69.9116928.925
fearmongering (not reassuring)69.933727.920
sturdy (not flimsy)69.776128.421
narcissistic (not low self esteem)69.755624.933
patient (not impatient)69.624536.820
kinky (not vanilla)69.544027.325
noble (not jovial)69.562117.812
precise (not vague)69.467933.329
cunning (not honorable)69.438333.119
haunted (not blissful)69.476329.031
prudish (not flirtatious)69.328827.131
handy (not can't-fix-anything)69.377539.221
monotone (not expressive)69.021231.623
liberal (not conservative)68.961727.014
proactive (not reactive)68.810932.324
fighter (not lover)68.646626.222
protagonist (not antagonist)68.597033.018
eager (not reluctant)68.266523.512
direct (not roundabout)68.084833.830
judgemental (not accepting)68.054731.726
edgy (not politically correct)67.962728.925
urban (not rural)67.984830.228
🤺 (not 🏌)67.592034.520
eastern (not western)67.46429.415
sad (not happy)67.366824.921
compersive (not jealous)67.039630.127
freelance (not corporate)66.974733.122
rock (not rap)66.9122931.116
androgynous (not gendered)66.94626.819
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)66.829731.316
dystopian (not utopian)66.845827.719
mischievous (not well behaved)66.779835.432
hipster (not basic)66.728233.428
good-humored (not angry)66.665924.516
quarrelsome (not warm)66.565631.222
sober (not indulgent)66.439234.720
open-minded (not close-minded)66.367931.925
cursed (not blessed)66.380421.511
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.166929.818
realistic (not ambitious)66.126538.416
forward (not repressed)65.969233.419
innovative (not routine)65.861840.417
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)65.635931.314
strict (not lenient)65.567332.029
dominant (not submissive)65.599134.626
abstract (not concrete)65.334832.017
traumatized (not flourishing)65.384127.821
pensive (not serene)65.195137.725
perfect (not flawed)65.113628.416
gluttonous (not moderate)65.043135.313
🥴 (not 🥳)64.953534.513
insulting (not complimentary)64.852828.022
disturbing (not enchanting)64.842928.418
epic (not deep)64.740539.221
prankster (not anti-prank)64.752932.419
blue (not red)64.657937.311
grounded (not fantasy-prone)64.564837.815
physicist (not photographer)64.552835.718
theoretical (not empirical)64.312231.823
🐐 (not 🦒)64.365132.025
hopeful (not fearful)64.380725.316
self-assured (not self-conscious)64.292136.820
awkward (not charming)64.037533.825
autistic (not neurotypical)64.011740.325
outsider (not insider)64.055341.224
wild (not tame)64.088632.524
vegan (not cannibal)63.965427.819
miserable (not joyful)63.879525.133
geriatric (not vibrant)63.822433.216
resistant (not resigned)63.7110438.022
animalistic (not human)63.724431.519
loose (not tight)63.735434.624
metrosexual (not macho)63.577330.718
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')63.49033.324
attractive (not repulsive)63.3123832.024
crazy (not sane)63.365229.735
mature (not juvenile)62.879726.416
unfixable (not fixable)62.838334.226
bossy (not meek)62.7112025.720
playful (not shy)62.7108333.230
realistic (not fantastical)62.779635.024
poisonous (not nurturing)62.552033.328
valedictorian (not drop out)62.5104637.425
Greek (not Roman)62.420028.619
tailor (not blacksmith)62.489835.921
demure (not vain)62.255133.118
vengeful (not forgiving)62.072625.224
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.062029.922
existentialist (not nihilist)61.975136.617
smooth (not rough)61.862028.823
privileged (not oppressed)61.8104726.817
masculine (not feminine)61.7100226.324
sensible (not ludicrous)61.687932.625
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.557634.923
pointed (not random)61.5123438.830
subdued (not exuberant)61.442736.723
nonpolitical (not political)61.345135.623
stinky (not fresh)61.336831.227
self-destructive (not self-improving)61.371731.118
claustrophobic (not spelunker)61.231033.920
clean (not perverted)61.2108127.520
spartan (not glamorous)61.284731.817
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.134632.720
unpolished (not eloquent)61.049134.133
hard (not soft)60.983728.123
off-key (not musical)60.968335.317
🎩 (not 🧢)60.781535.714
messy (not neat)60.653335.024
ranged (not melee)60.560132.424
stingy (not generous)60.452126.111
straight edge (not junkie)60.4119334.013
woke (not problematic)60.464529.811
pure (not debased)60.380331.323
street-smart (not sheltered)60.3102535.134
pretentious (not unassuming)60.282833.832
cultured (not rustic)60.295037.026
extreme (not moderate)60.1103233.026
chortling (not giggling)60.196636.215
nice (not naughty)60.175922.813
radical (not centrist)60.072539.720
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)60.0100132.513
grumpy (not cheery)59.990928.514
funny (not humorless)59.892327.519
reasonable (not deranged)59.891234.028
communist (not capitalist)59.550437.815
practical (not imaginative)59.4102536.421
🥵 (not 🥶)59.479836.621
alpha (not beta)59.3107137.823
white knight (not bad boy)59.396631.633
rugged (not refined)59.267135.025
shy (not bold)59.119834.525
civilized (not barbaric)59.0118029.114
frugal (not lavish)58.983829.831
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.970332.122
inappropriate (not seemly)58.961632.720
sassy (not chill)58.9122733.212
assertive (not passive)58.8128134.731
psychopath (not empath)58.854332.424
cryptic (not straightforward)58.729337.324
relaxed (not tense)58.627730.121
money-focused (not love-focused)58.649526.016
unfriendly (not friendly)58.649920.716
lifeless (not spirited)58.622524.116
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.554531.635
works hard (not plays hard)58.2117235.622
sage (not whippersnapper)58.262536.723
hippie (not militaristic)58.258534.120
scandalous (not proper)58.183833.416
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.172333.121
impartial (not biased)58.016835.227
reader (not writer)58.063234.618
dolphin (not kangaroo)58.066737.612
philosophical (not real)57.835338.730
bad-manners (not good-manners)57.855830.612
sweet (not bitter)57.784734.729
overspender (not penny-pincher)57.763931.723
modern (not historical)57.693134.724
modest (not flamboyant)57.491933.923
statist (not anarchist)57.481635.227
unannoying (not annoying)57.474635.816
ironic (not profound)57.373033.932
equitable (not hypocritical)57.187739.117
🐮 (not 🐷)57.196934.723
charmer (not buffoon)57.1127931.416
authoritarian (not democratic)56.870330.425
varied (not repetitive)56.746827.019
cocky (not timid)56.7134930.435
progressive (not old-fashioned)56.592632.520
🧕 (not 💃)56.347232.023
go-getter (not slugabed)56.1167631.729
domestic (not industrial)56.072235.727
reliable (not experimental)56.095139.121
bashful (not exhibitionist)55.850034.222
sincere (not irreverent)55.8128533.413
😇 (not 😈)55.795130.023
concise (not long-winded)55.683731.621
hunter (not gatherer)55.599438.721
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.5106634.720
angelic (not demonic)55.4106425.233
sleepy (not frenzied)55.414339.417
on-time (not tardy)55.4125234.318
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)55.4114936.023
cringing away (not welcoming experience)55.467933.314
libertarian (not socialist)55.290934.423
hard (not soft)55.2101231.321
disorganized (not self-disciplined)55.150538.923
oxymoron (not tautology)54.9100931.114
feminist (not sexist)54.8132118.512
stable (not moody)54.650744.223
crafty (not scholarly)54.5112234.719
altruistic (not selfish)54.4108935.228
engineerial (not lawyerly)54.473640.920
formal (not intimate)54.386229.721
divine (not earthly)54.351928.515
soulless (not soulful)54.242533.818
dorky (not cool)54.278136.426
earth (not air)54.2125132.422
👻 (not 🤖)54.194738.114
French (not Russian)54.1117524.222
mighty (not puny)54.0138933.524
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.094335.420
fortunate (not unlucky)53.979137.227
wooden (not plastic)53.9142933.315
activist (not nonpartisan)53.9123737.213
playful (not serious)53.774327.619
glad (not mad)53.677333.128
salacious (not wholesome)53.677835.531
😀 (not 😭)53.588532.322
spicy (not mild)53.4123432.424
euphoric (not resentful)53.366231.618
harsh (not gentle)53.397037.911
respectful (not rude)53.2118931.630
short (not tall)53.275431.0371
trusting (not charming)53.083132.820
dramatic (not comedic)53.0136635.029
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.985136.521
flexible (not rigid)52.979335.926
kind (not cruel)52.8144824.924
backdoor (not official)52.8105731.417
ferocious (not pacifist)52.7120131.829
unfrivolous (not goofy)52.7116737.513
zebra (not lion)52.776338.717
devout (not heathen)52.6105537.630
gracious (not feisty)52.553338.216
tired (not wired)52.562735.818
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.4120436.622
🦄 (not 🐴)52.478338.320
efficient (not overprepared)52.4153638.429
thrifty (not extravagant)52.3101336.819
🤔 (not 🤫)52.1121636.820
hedonist (not monastic)51.9110829.119
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.794234.919
Coke (not Pepsi)51.7105241.729
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.6148433.221
cheesy (not chic)51.5105131.622
sloppy (not fussy)51.541235.015
moist (not dry)51.498529.620
bold (not serious)51.3111537.019
scheduled (not spontaneous)51.2114140.418
🥰 (not 🙃)51.2109440.317
metaphorical (not literal)51.162235.327
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.093233.722
chaotic (not orderly)50.197537.228
technophile (not luddite)50.993531.713
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)50.185138.022
one-faced (not two-faced)50.1137835.827
circular (not linear)50.298536.725
still (not twitchy)50.876636.034
transient (not permanent)50.385839.917
grateful (not entitled)50.7102637.421
receiving (not giving)50.378637.718
negative (not positive)50.790628.719
tasteful (not lewd)50.6139623.718
resists change (not likes change)50.6145935.018

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 (0.716)
  2. Sherlock Holmes (0.716)
  3. Beth Harmon (0.69)
  4. Kaz Brekker (0.666)
  5. Bertram Gilfoyle (0.654)
  6. Dexter Morgan (0.652)
  7. Dr. Strange (0.651)
  8. El Profesor (0.651)
  9. Dr. Adrian Mallory (0.639)
  10. David Levinson (0.638)
  1. Josh Chan (-0.562)
  2. Karen Smith (-0.468)
  3. Tom Scavo (-0.444)
  4. Bob Pinciotti (-0.439)
  5. Aaron Samuels (-0.416)
  6. Gretchen Wieners (-0.415)
  7. Michael Kelso (-0.414)
  8. Finn Hudson (-0.411)
  9. Cyndee Pokorny (-0.407)
  10. Midge Pinciotti (-0.404)

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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