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Benjamin Sisko Personality Statistics

Benjamin Sisko 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
captain (not first-mate)95.91311.5129
diligent (not lazy)94.9457.4200
not genocidal (not genocidal)94.8157.69
competent (not incompetent)94.04610.4160
chosen one (not everyman)93.349.46
motivated (not unmotivated)93.29312.510
resourceful (not helpless)92.7588.844
driven (not unambitious)92.210111.5140
rhythmic (not stuttering)92.279.128
go-getter (not slugabed)91.92811.212
loyal (not traitorous)91.912910.7169
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.81019.3188
healthy (not sickly)91.4209.7139
high standards (not desperate)91.31612.616
persistent (not quitter)91.220815.016
mature (not juvenile)90.9328.832
alpha (not beta)90.68412.4157
treasure (not trash)90.56114.136
active (not slothful)90.29010.8130
mighty (not puny)90.04311.2203
soulful (not soulless)89.97413.734
confident (not insecure)89.95812.6190
heroic (not villainous)89.811511.9207
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.512712.925
bold (not shy)89.426012.9176
assertive (not passive)89.48912.5141
coordinated (not clumsy)89.310911.8163
high IQ (not low IQ)89.221910.8157
important (not irrelevant)89.114917.925
tasteful (not lewd)89.01612.9174
egalitarian (not racist)88.913513.122
dominant (not submissive)88.916514.2175
prestigious (not disreputable)88.72717.0120
resolute (not wavering)88.73412.011
confidential (not gossiping)88.57311.4134
sturdy (not flimsy)88.27518.727
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.010416.8165
on-time (not tardy)88.014713.722
master (not apprentice)87.915913.454
decisive (not hesitant)87.89315.5196
eloquent (not unpolished)87.88115.7170
perceptive (not unobservant)87.821214.330
love-focused (not money-focused)87.714810.414
human (not animalistic)87.18015.2142
🤠 (not 🤑)87.12914.713
emancipated (not enslaved)87.03218.2149
inspiring (not cringeworthy)86.94118.663
workaholic (not slacker)86.926617.943
overachiever (not underachiever)86.918915.39
straight (not queer)86.417820.352
masculine (not feminine)85.925613.6186
wise (not foolish)85.97312.3185
altruistic (not selfish)85.76516.9188
stoic (not hypochondriac)85.52114.111
worldly (not innocent)85.412714.9185
curious (not apathetic)85.46915.8166
deep (not shallow)85.14719.852
fresh (not stinky)85.113521.823
street-smart (not sheltered)85.018816.3116
nurturing (not poisonous)85.013214.651
studious (not goof-off)84.622614.821
valedictorian (not drop out)84.624716.411
sensible (not ludicrous)84.64813.9173
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.68218.5127
direct (not roundabout)84.515015.5175
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)84.52017.527
pro (not noob)84.429017.616
pointed (not random)84.32055.36
demanding (not unchallenging)84.230316.018
devoted (not unfaithful)84.239919.911
bossy (not meek)84.130215.4178
civilized (not barbaric)84.022115.5165
🧗 (not 🛌)84.015917.432
believable (not poorly-written)84.011415.129
independent (not codependent)83.519120.2132
🌟 (not 💩)83.424722.014
gendered (not androgynous)83.332821.258
empath (not psychopath)83.215914.320
introspective (not not introspective)83.14717.533
opinionated (not jealous)83.010015.214
vintage (not trendy)82.916310.57
good-cook (not bad-cook)82.94623.58
charming (not awkward)82.717316.4167
attractive (not repulsive)82.435016.0182
pronatalist (not child free)82.22520.8145
patriotic (not unpatriotic)82.11458.614
queen (not princess)82.121921.69
enlightened (not lost)82.04117.932
attentive (not interrupting)82.05611.54
genius (not dunce)81.624315.4197
extraordinary (not mundane)81.425719.9136
beautiful (not ugly)81.454318.252
respectful (not rude)81.320418.4174
one-faced (not two-faced)81.224620.819
giving (not receiving)81.217612.614
neat (not messy)81.125619.1108
spelunker (not claustrophobic)80.93617.633
involved (not remote)80.715520.9144
precise (not vague)80.620119.682
presidential (not folksy)80.613519.735
profound (not ironic)80.5255.66
kind (not cruel)80.341616.9185
reliable (not experimental)80.313520.545
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.230119.9195
equitable (not hypocritical)80.16420.273
sage (not whippersnapper)80.04020.631
stylish (not slovenly)79.926521.3187
calm (not anxious)79.76819.8171
wholesome (not salacious)79.720620.413
vibrant (not geriatric)79.625221.934
prideful (not envious)79.516719.612
tall (not short)79.418514.6166
legit (not scrub)79.430427.936
still (not twitchy)79.25725.120
never cries (not often crying)79.222415.911
alert (not oblivious)79.134020.012
proactive (not reactive)79.11628.09
existentialist (not nihilist)79.12216.440
disarming (not creepy)78.622923.564
orderly (not chaotic)78.224319.7163
interesting (not tiresome)77.932722.4156
OCD (not ADHD)77.824015.36
proper (not scandalous)77.818720.7121
works hard (not plays hard)77.738818.4166
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.534420.1215
sexual (not asexual)77.540117.811
compersive (not jealous)77.49618.9129
manicured (not scruffy)77.451123.7145
tactful (not indiscreet)77.417224.116
indie (not pop)77.419323.512
straightforward (not cryptic)77.319422.4178
open-minded (not close-minded)77.316620.1147
reassuring (not fearmongering)77.218518.610
resistant (not resigned)77.124623.2159
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.110419.037
sheriff (not outlaw)77.023321.8174
efficient (not overprepared)77.011821.033
sober (not indulgent)76.98619.3164
🤔 (not 🤫)76.94922.410
neurotypical (not autistic)76.730623.6167
cool (not dorky)76.624728.611
generous (not stingy)76.628315.913
brave (not careful)76.529220.4173
realistic (not fantastical)76.421520.511
clean (not perverted)76.442320.710
cultured (not rustic)76.323123.16
pure (not debased)76.321818.5178
🤖 (not 👻)76.28720.916
no-nonsense (not dramatic)76.115225.668
social (not reclusive)75.927420.930
armoured (not vulnerable)75.633519.6134
rational (not whimsical)75.529919.1174
badass (not weakass)75.564515.613
French (not Russian)75.113718.021
utilitarian (not decorative)75.023923.341
genuine (not sarcastic)74.922322.3158
musical (not off-key)74.912424.718
honorable (not cunning)74.730022.1205
English (not German)74.751524.228
complimentary (not insulting)74.624815.636
complicated (not simple)74.642725.1138
contrarian (not yes-man)74.624020.113
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.525825.5178
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.426419.6171
dog person (not cat person)74.221726.614
devout (not heathen)73.817721.9182
frank (not sugarcoated)73.654628.817
cocky (not timid)73.461020.816
fixable (not unfixable)72.919319.725
angelic (not demonic)72.835918.4204
chortling (not giggling)72.232426.037
playful (not shy)72.161018.9194
smooth (not rough)72.119425.6155
concrete (not abstract)72.126517.29
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)72.044824.5130
white knight (not bad boy)71.942719.113
😇 (not 😈)71.834819.920
romantic (not dispassionate)71.552223.030
protagonist (not antagonist)71.561829.615
serious (not playful)71.453421.2204
optimistic (not pessimistic)71.328822.1137
dramatic (not comedic)71.355528.713
😊 (not 🤣)71.236322.620
frugal (not lavish)71.128421.3174
feminist (not sexist)71.162622.426
consistent (not variable)71.134123.032
intense (not lighthearted)71.159427.235
permanent (not transient)71.023026.757
reasonable (not deranged)70.941928.810
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.728126.08
loveable (not punchable)70.644124.233
suspicious (not awkward)70.352017.2169
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)70.216918.310
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.240625.723
grateful (not entitled)70.031020.716
spicy (not mild)69.953625.3157
🐘 (not 🐀)69.923029.730
high-tech (not low-tech)69.835126.6162
modest (not flamboyant)69.742224.7193
blacksmith (not tailor)69.625225.125
cynical (not gullible)69.651825.511
accepting (not judgemental)69.530625.588
technophile (not luddite)69.225224.7155
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.234822.4184
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)68.958821.520
hard (not soft)68.847118.3153
political (not nonpolitical)68.742027.7173
monastic (not hedonist)68.710824.112
👽 (not 🤡)68.528822.111
emotional (not unemotional)68.568925.08
western (not eastern)68.432727.632
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.368225.015
socialist (not libertarian)68.22826.0180
flower child (not goth)67.956224.218
strict (not lenient)67.947420.5174
stable (not moody)67.715326.1165
bright (not depressed)67.734923.3101
official (not backdoor)67.628127.4120
purple (not orange)67.424126.2119
💝 (not 💔)67.436527.034
fast (not slow)67.469421.9165
multicolored (not monochrome)67.332527.444
fortunate (not unlucky)66.926423.8186
warm (not cold)66.652023.1152
practical (not imaginative)66.460622.3141
regular (not zany)66.420028.113
jaded (not innocent)66.368814.413
statist (not anarchist)66.037728.329
normal (not weird)65.927424.9178
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.862025.5143
impartial (not biased)65.84725.9146
macho (not metrosexual)65.829119.725
radical (not centrist)65.835523.214
reserved (not chatty)65.745623.6173
communal (not individualist)65.617028.547
opinionated (not neutral)65.5109831.219
hoarder (not unprepared)65.349018.9125
minimalist (not pack rat)65.336220.811
patient (not impatient)65.126924.750
well behaved (not mischievous)64.838527.0196
guarded (not open)64.787624.0183
🐐 (not 🦒)64.648930.725
📈 (not 📉)64.658227.412
objective (not subjective)64.521723.150
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.441423.7120
rich (not poor)64.367918.8138
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.360117.031
reasoned (not instinctual)64.131524.6170
ambitious (not realistic)64.161319.610
thick (not thin)64.133819.474
chaste (not lustful)64.030223.7183
generalist (not specialist)63.811925.333
obsessed (not aloof)63.663426.2183
tautology (not oxymoron)63.49125.310
intellectual (not physical)63.377219.5157
demure (not vain)63.240124.0183
methodical (not astonishing)63.162629.7162
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.145130.0170
touchy-feely (not distant)63.141119.610
cooperative (not competitive)63.032427.5180
hard (not soft)63.060426.632
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.853025.1190
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.853623.624
flourishing (not traumatized)62.821828.534
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.373222.578
cautious (not impulsive)62.153724.1179
glad (not mad)62.138626.616
washed (not muddy)62.169721.88
warm (not quarrelsome)62.044126.0178
picky (not always down)62.057422.66
vanilla (not kinky)61.949424.7163
extrovert (not introvert)61.669026.9176
old (not young)61.346313.7214
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.326829.530
melee (not ranged)61.224531.926
Italian (not Swedish)61.153224.120
thrifty (not extravagant)61.152723.416
charming (not trusting)61.058226.6164
classical (not avant-garde)60.960926.046
formal (not intimate)60.852925.127
Roman (not Greek)60.637227.126
🎃 (not 💀)60.645430.712
🤺 (not 🏌)60.594733.616
private (not gregarious)60.376126.6178
🐮 (not 🐷)60.352729.433
sporty (not bookish)60.245624.9140
good-humored (not angry)60.166222.0123
🐴 (not 🦄)60.164732.116
stoic (not expressive)60.043629.8179
tense (not relaxed)60.0107125.1201
literary (not mathematical)60.068625.5175
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)59.961826.820
rebellious (not obedient)59.879824.7131
sane (not crazy)59.753434.211
😎 (not 🧐)59.762531.712
chill (not offended)59.737826.536
frenzied (not sleepy)59.7115323.630
expressive (not monotone)59.777536.812
scientific (not artistic)59.665825.7163
🧠 (not 💪)59.693325.721
tight (not loose)59.587624.438
normie (not freak)59.446327.414
ferocious (not pacifist)59.380526.6162
unorthodox (not traditional)59.368328.233
creative (not conventional)59.163928.2170
joyful (not miserable)58.943919.111
empirical (not theoretical)58.855127.1201
rap (not rock)58.412227.710
quirky (not predictable)58.457027.412
🐩 (not 🐒)58.362626.810
jock (not nerd)58.053224.8183
concise (not long-winded)57.953635.512
theist (not atheist)57.842928.242
flirtatious (not prudish)57.870423.816
forgiving (not vengeful)57.764925.5188
funny (not humorless)57.777824.5184
🥳 (not 🥴)57.741818.918
fire (not water)57.783624.37
😏 (not 😬)57.368627.720
hunter (not gatherer)57.373225.126
moist (not dry)57.254126.629
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)57.268624.319
vegan (not cannibal)57.065828.736
interested (not bored)56.9103527.915
basic (not hipster)56.884127.6144
secretive (not open-book)56.889626.534
refined (not rugged)56.580125.7180
democratic (not authoritarian)56.572828.3171
summer (not winter)56.568532.816
urban (not rural)56.4100329.231
🧢 (not 🎩)56.364630.312
humble (not arrogant)56.255226.2175
😀 (not 😭)56.262830.215
triggered (not trolling)56.295925.231
industrial (not domestic)56.165329.644
historical (not modern)56.055929.289
earth (not air)56.092840.39
🏀 (not 🎨)55.952830.318
explorer (not builder)55.867133.4141
unambiguous (not mysterious)55.875329.2134
sweet (not bitter)55.768722.5158
philosophical (not real)55.731429.283
privileged (not oppressed)55.797525.229
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.652926.5165
poetic (not factual)55.552126.135
stubborn (not accommodating)55.4112628.917
punk rock (not preppy)55.356425.625
scholarly (not crafty)55.253929.6141
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)55.265930.114
doer (not thinker)55.295623.921
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.966227.828
linear (not circular)54.965231.934
conservative (not liberal)54.846533.918
metaphorical (not literal)54.738928.6152
sorrowful (not cheery)54.686324.5175
Pepsi (not Coke)54.447034.912
wild (not tame)54.389126.0137
🦇 (not 🐿)54.358532.012
paranoid (not naive)54.391721.37
gamer (not non-gamer)54.249932.015
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)54.255330.410
logical (not emotional)54.064524.8184
suspicious (not trusting)53.982526.6172
insider (not outsider)53.961129.292
night owl (not morning lark)53.691426.160
🥰 (not 🙃)53.674428.035
wooden (not plastic)53.6111927.319
average (not deviant)53.350626.981
mainstream (not arcane)53.256826.6165
leisurely (not hurried)53.155525.9134
bold (not serious)53.081828.3182
😜 (not 🤐)53.070725.115
unassuming (not pretentious)52.957730.711
chivalrous (not businesslike)52.870836.918
lover (not fighter)52.772923.818
🥾 (not 👟)52.672729.716
subdued (not exuberant)52.555831.945
factual (not exaggerating)52.574734.24
💃 (not 🧕)52.4101727.538
epic (not deep)52.476726.88
family-first (not work-first)52.078624.6141
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.865427.486
common sense (not analysis)51.857136.510
flexible (not rigid)51.762824.1167
politically correct (not edgy)51.665529.6160
sunny (not gloomy)51.667124.134
🥶 (not 🥵)51.567132.713
realist (not idealist)51.482026.036
corporate (not freelance)51.466225.829
gracious (not feisty)51.241227.7136
pensive (not serene)51.2135830.314
machiavellian (not transparent)51.278930.312
sad (not happy)51.197620.2167
loud (not quiet)50.986428.6196
extreme (not moderate)50.1105025.6121
cheesy (not chic)50.985737.711
varied (not repetitive)50.854430.048
blissful (not haunted)50.848425.69
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.353026.96
skeptical (not spiritual)50.6119428.1188

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Black Panther (0.875)
  2. Olivia Benson (0.872)
  3. Peggy Carter (0.868)
  4. Jean-Luc Picard (0.867)
  5. George Washington (0.854)
  6. Optimus Prime (0.851)
  7. Mufasa (0.835)
  8. Duke Leto Atreides (0.834)
  9. Aragorn (0.833)
  10. Beth Pearson (0.831)
  1. Dennis Nedry (-0.64)
  2. The Deep (-0.607)
  3. A.J. Soprano (-0.587)
  4. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.587)
  5. James Taggart (-0.578)
  6. Ian Duncan (-0.577)
  7. Kermit (-0.568)
  8. Jonah Ryan (-0.562)
  9. Theon Greyjoy (-0.561)
  10. Arturo Roman (-0.561)

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.



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