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Miles O'Brien Personality Statistics

Miles O'Brien is a character from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. 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
loyal (not traitorous)92.76213.7201
resourceful (not helpless)92.24310.036
technophile (not luddite)91.21115.3171
persistent (not quitter)90.714415.26
competent (not incompetent)90.59215.6133
high-tech (not low-tech)90.22915.2177
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)90.059.13
heroic (not villainous)89.09212.0186
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)89.01914.8199
human (not animalistic)88.53313.4130
diligent (not lazy)88.122114.7192
regular (not zany)88.0213.28
scientific (not artistic)87.64013.7192
patriotic (not unpatriotic)87.33211.812
first-mate (not captain)87.23116.6146
straightforward (not cryptic)87.11619.5184
gendered (not androgynous)86.613415.057
classical (not avant-garde)86.3813.135
master (not apprentice)86.012715.974
down2earth (not head@clouds)85.63317.5202
unambiguous (not mysterious)85.6616.1135
🤠 (not 🤑)85.31910.910
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)85.2917.133
nurturing (not poisonous)84.78211.947
utilitarian (not decorative)84.42611.237
kind (not cruel)84.217916.4217
🥾 (not 👟)84.03922.814
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)83.82220.4116
workaholic (not slacker)83.725322.541
masculine (not feminine)83.019315.0187
wholesome (not salacious)82.39217.39
soulful (not soulless)82.219115.942
builder (not explorer)82.01619.4141
concrete (not abstract)81.83919.011
high IQ (not low IQ)81.732616.1173
precise (not vague)81.611319.191
🐿 (not 🦇)81.44810.67
mathematical (not literary)81.14218.8161
pronatalist (not child free)81.12920.2157
honorable (not cunning)80.79419.5190
healthy (not sickly)80.318718.3160
orange (not purple)80.13021.8146
straight (not queer)80.031124.859
permanent (not transient)79.94720.039
reasonable (not deranged)79.512416.811
genius (not dunce)79.218818.0185
warm (not cold)78.912719.7134
specialist (not generalist)78.46221.142
basic (not hipster)78.012320.8178
real (not philosophical)77.88618.493
sensible (not ludicrous)77.614220.2188
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)77.312325.34
self-disciplined (not disorganized)77.136720.6208
traditional (not unorthodox)77.08417.647
altruistic (not selfish)76.715119.6181
active (not slothful)76.737122.5148
repetitive (not varied)76.76818.156
skeptical (not spiritual)76.525720.7176
street-smart (not sheltered)76.525522.0130
treasure (not trash)76.438926.112
🐒 (not 🐩)76.46723.19
modest (not flamboyant)76.216221.8161
scheduled (not spontaneous)76.224421.7181
orderly (not chaotic)76.119421.3194
western (not eastern)76.15529.334
provincial (not cosmopolitan)76.07618.4151
average (not deviant)75.93222.5116
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)75.912121.07
legit (not scrub)75.629727.332
proper (not scandalous)75.615222.5124
vanilla (not kinky)75.510823.7205
methodical (not astonishing)75.215923.4171
involved (not remote)75.119921.8159
no-nonsense (not dramatic)74.912726.865
frugal (not lavish)74.913416.4202
angelic (not demonic)74.819320.0198
pure (not debased)74.616421.5204
literal (not metaphorical)74.611425.2162
prestigious (not disreputable)74.422919.6136
equitable (not hypocritical)74.413221.636
🐐 (not 🦒)74.46921.829
practical (not imaginative)74.223926.9144
civilized (not barbaric)74.133620.8193
funny (not humorless)73.921120.6179
moderate (not extreme)73.86022.0143
crafty (not scholarly)73.622324.8152
disarming (not creepy)73.526923.547
curious (not apathetic)73.324122.5182
sheriff (not outlaw)73.018523.2162
🤖 (not 👻)73.08726.26
pro (not noob)72.841332.113
💝 (not 💔)72.613121.629
😇 (not 😈)72.519423.711
🐴 (not 🦄)72.515427.211
empirical (not theoretical)72.47027.0194
unassuming (not pretentious)72.47719.812
direct (not roundabout)71.934925.8201
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.836323.2168
driven (not unambitious)71.859923.3118
works hard (not plays hard)71.738821.9220
normal (not weird)71.49124.6182
rational (not whimsical)71.428425.1181
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.215321.433
good-humored (not angry)71.124623.0155
realist (not idealist)71.016226.338
respectful (not rude)70.928024.1189
thick (not thin)70.913917.167
neurotypical (not autistic)70.640725.6185
rugged (not refined)70.520521.7162
🧢 (not 🎩)70.220527.713
mild (not spicy)69.612327.4185
focused on the present (not focused on the future)69.314322.1167
devout (not heathen)69.322322.5181
unpolished (not eloquent)69.217221.8157
tame (not wild)69.015024.6127
mainstream (not arcane)68.97626.0156
lowbrow (not highbrow)68.89823.1186
important (not irrelevant)68.853227.530
🤣 (not 😊)68.714025.16
hoarder (not unprepared)68.520319.2122
🌟 (not 💩)68.546433.811
tasteful (not lewd)68.134224.2170
wise (not foolish)68.029222.8163
go-getter (not slugabed)68.055316.610
statist (not anarchist)67.820026.424
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)67.114922.113
insider (not outsider)66.714725.093
coordinated (not clumsy)66.648225.7198
demure (not vain)66.619923.2156
existentialist (not nihilist)66.621122.742
simple (not complicated)66.59024.4139
emancipated (not enslaved)66.437926.6154
mature (not juvenile)66.435624.347
scruffy (not manicured)66.421825.2155
cautious (not impulsive)66.327225.4194
humble (not arrogant)66.222724.1174
glad (not mad)66.019036.77
neat (not messy)65.944126.690
🤔 (not 🤫)65.921127.313
cheery (not sorrowful)65.619724.6213
democratic (not authoritarian)65.529127.0198
valedictorian (not drop out)65.348520.216
joyful (not miserable)65.017916.914
nerd (not jock)64.941227.4185
biased (not impartial)64.846024.1159
inspiring (not cringeworthy)64.832919.545
dorky (not cool)64.824825.410
decisive (not hesitant)64.752026.8174
alert (not oblivious)64.646826.216
bold (not shy)64.269524.2204
industrial (not domestic)64.226328.647
mighty (not puny)64.150821.9164
self-assured (not self-conscious)64.049526.7122
obedient (not rebellious)63.821224.5149
sane (not crazy)63.826820.212
confident (not insecure)63.651224.3186
rural (not urban)63.616727.440
cooperative (not competitive)63.519929.7187
forgiving (not vengeful)63.531125.5181
happy (not sad)63.518025.6169
chaste (not lustful)63.420623.6188
playful (not shy)63.449825.1190
😜 (not 🤐)63.425926.713
complimentary (not insulting)63.232822.239
resolute (not wavering)63.250130.69
confidential (not gossiping)63.049228.9142
brave (not careful)62.542626.4154
attractive (not repulsive)62.457720.9184
communal (not individualist)62.316227.946
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.161927.5176
🥳 (not 🥴)62.017226.914
😀 (not 😭)61.626625.118
chatty (not reserved)61.037128.7170
sweet (not bitter)60.734125.0168
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.656731.214
🧗 (not 🛌)60.644628.236
family-first (not work-first)60.532926.4144
worldly (not innocent)60.458027.5195
atheist (not theist)60.442331.035
🐘 (not 🐀)60.329829.926
🐮 (not 🐷)60.233424.125
feisty (not gracious)60.056626.3145
interesting (not tiresome)59.856028.3156
slovenly (not stylish)59.721422.1194
old (not young)59.632116.7216
fresh (not stinky)59.654227.723
rough (not smooth)59.531624.7174
sober (not indulgent)59.332526.7167
assertive (not passive)59.362926.4111
warm (not quarrelsome)59.229827.8204
charming (not awkward)59.049424.6158
fast (not slow)58.757925.0192
mundane (not extraordinary)58.717525.6182
socialist (not libertarian)58.58730.7176
egalitarian (not racist)58.574030.911
poor (not rich)58.429119.9154
😎 (not 🧐)58.238933.79
tense (not relaxed)58.168429.4174
social (not reclusive)58.141228.035
impatient (not patient)57.751425.655
📈 (not 📉)57.652631.017
obsessed (not aloof)57.554423.5182
monochrome (not multicolored)57.337827.841
serious (not bold)57.132826.9186
well behaved (not mischievous)57.032628.7184
reasoned (not instinctual)56.932128.0167
awkward (not suspicious)56.924325.5170
beta (not alpha)56.830226.1149
strict (not lenient)56.748723.9168
😏 (not 😬)56.643538.58
studious (not goof-off)56.462429.19
🧠 (not 💪)56.463226.416
bossy (not meek)56.264724.7201
stable (not moody)56.124328.8168
armoured (not vulnerable)55.856126.0132
introspective (not not introspective)55.758032.825
monastic (not hedonist)55.725715.910
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.419433.1104
guarded (not open)55.369326.4183
official (not backdoor)55.333327.0151
thick-skinned (not sensitive)55.147726.4173
emotional (not logical)55.048626.8168
genuine (not sarcastic)55.044530.4162
bright (not depressed)54.942926.9137
🧕 (not 💃)54.927726.332
sporty (not bookish)54.833028.3142
loud (not quiet)54.645325.8223
hurried (not leisurely)54.648826.8134
beautiful (not ugly)54.672618.443
trusting (not charming)54.533528.7203
trusting (not suspicious)54.333429.0173
soft (not hard)54.337728.249
objective (not subjective)54.333826.642
conservative (not liberal)54.329619.69
submissive (not dominant)54.028424.8168
open to new experinces (not uncreative)54.065627.1186
resistant (not resigned)54.075428.4138
🤺 (not 🏌)54.069830.39
deep (not shallow)53.359328.810
conventional (not creative)53.240931.3200
stoic (not expressive)53.139129.9192
soft (not hard)53.138426.8176
independent (not codependent)53.157430.9162
close-minded (not open-minded)52.834426.2134
intellectual (not physical)52.761029.1183
unlucky (not fortunate)52.747831.6177
minimalist (not pack rat)52.650635.99
politically correct (not edgy)52.537525.7168
rigid (not flexible)52.454625.9177
🥰 (not 🙃)52.446431.530
intimate (not formal)52.044224.242
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.926025.090
tactful (not indiscreet)51.866527.912
ferocious (not pacifist)51.760526.6221
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.738726.7152
night owl (not morning lark)51.759230.784
anxious (not calm)51.556726.9187
historical (not modern)51.540530.390
sexist (not feminist)51.432126.018
tall (not short)51.356820.0181
👽 (not 🤡)51.355619.96
compersive (not jealous)51.147327.5151
serious (not playful)51.060125.6198
judgemental (not accepting)51.054228.2101
introvert (not extrovert)50.140527.6189
nonpolitical (not political)50.840029.0191
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.252328.2164
private (not gregarious)50.462129.1184

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 Miles O'Brien based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Galen Tyrol (0.804)
  2. Sheriff Truman (0.785)
  3. James Gordon (0.735)
  4. Geordi La Forge (0.729)
  5. Davos Seaworth (0.728)
  1. Lisa (-0.532)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.515)
  3. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.514)
  4. Prince John (-0.505)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.496)

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: ENTP (r = 0.81)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.8)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.79)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.76)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.6)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.58)
  7. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.55)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.48)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.46)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.41)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.4)
  12. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.39)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.37)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.37)
  15. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.37)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.25)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.24)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.21)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.15)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.03)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.05)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.1)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.3)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.33)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.5)


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