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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)95.61213.0134
diligent (not lazy)94.6497.8215
competent (not incompetent)93.74710.4166
🤠 (not 🤑)92.258.99
rhythmic (not stuttering)92.299.128
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.1829.0196
driven (not unambitious)91.911111.9146
loyal (not traitorous)91.911510.4182
resourceful (not helpless)91.4769.947
treasure (not trash)91.24013.839
healthy (not sickly)91.0229.8153
alpha (not beta)90.67612.4157
persistent (not quitter)90.620915.315
mature (not juvenile)90.5319.032
active (not slothful)90.27710.7135
go-getter (not slugabed)90.06212.613
mighty (not puny)89.83711.9209
heroic (not villainous)89.79712.3215
egalitarian (not racist)89.78313.022
confident (not insecure)89.35714.0197
coordinated (not clumsy)89.39511.6173
high IQ (not low IQ)89.317710.7165
assertive (not passive)89.28612.3148
dominant (not submissive)89.013614.0181
prestigious (not disreputable)89.02215.3123
bold (not shy)88.924313.6185
confidential (not gossiping)88.86311.3135
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.811313.825
tasteful (not lewd)88.71913.0186
resolute (not wavering)88.72812.011
sturdy (not flimsy)88.66418.527
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.29116.6171
soulful (not soulless)88.29716.038
master (not apprentice)88.112813.554
decisive (not hesitant)87.97415.3206
eloquent (not unpolished)87.88315.5180
perceptive (not unobservant)87.818614.131
human (not animalistic)87.36615.0149
inspiring (not cringeworthy)87.33418.465
workaholic (not slacker)87.121717.844
emancipated (not enslaved)87.12418.3156
important (not irrelevant)86.620619.325
fresh (not stinky)86.67420.926
masculine (not feminine)86.418413.2195
straight (not queer)86.214920.252
🤔 (not 🤫)86.296.18
nurturing (not poisonous)86.09513.855
wholesome (not salacious)85.96710.111
wise (not foolish)85.85712.2199
altruistic (not selfish)85.66117.0202
curious (not apathetic)85.46415.6172
pro (not noob)85.321216.614
worldly (not innocent)85.112715.8197
studious (not goof-off)85.019415.120
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.88018.2133
deep (not shallow)84.74619.851
believable (not poorly-written)84.78814.931
sensible (not ludicrous)84.64613.8188
direct (not roundabout)84.513315.5184
street-smart (not sheltered)84.318016.9122
🧗 (not 🛌)84.013915.130
civilized (not barbaric)83.918416.1174
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)83.91918.026
independent (not codependent)83.714619.6138
gendered (not androgynous)83.729720.559
bossy (not meek)83.526115.9196
valedictorian (not drop out)83.523616.112
charming (not awkward)82.714516.7177
enlightened (not lost)82.74018.330
attractive (not repulsive)82.527615.7184
patriotic (not unpatriotic)82.51088.913
reliable (not experimental)82.48117.444
introspective (not not introspective)82.35817.433
pronatalist (not child free)82.23019.6149
genius (not dunce)81.919815.2212
spelunker (not claustrophobic)81.93316.932
extraordinary (not mundane)81.521619.5144
beautiful (not ugly)81.544118.252
neat (not messy)81.320818.8113
respectful (not rude)81.117118.7179
presidential (not folksy)80.911619.237
equitable (not hypocritical)80.85319.276
precise (not vague)80.816519.583
legit (not scrub)80.123927.035
involved (not remote)80.114920.4157
kind (not cruel)80.035617.2189
sage (not whippersnapper)80.04320.631
🌟 (not 💩)79.932726.29
open to new experinces (not uncreative)79.825920.1201
stylish (not slovenly)79.823121.9193
vibrant (not geriatric)79.622021.934
tall (not short)79.315814.4176
calm (not anxious)79.36520.1179
alert (not oblivious)79.226120.112
existentialist (not nihilist)79.12416.440
orderly (not chaotic)78.619319.2176
proper (not scandalous)78.115420.5126
disarming (not creepy)78.120523.464
works hard (not plays hard)78.030918.3173
cool (not dorky)78.018128.99
sheriff (not outlaw)77.917021.6180
open-minded (not close-minded)77.813119.9153
interesting (not tiresome)77.826322.1161
straightforward (not cryptic)77.515522.5184
resistant (not resigned)77.519622.9168
sober (not indulgent)77.26818.9172
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.131021.0234
musical (not off-key)77.08823.721
manicured (not scruffy)76.944724.2154
compersive (not jealous)76.89419.6134
tactful (not indiscreet)76.616424.715
self-improving (not self-destructive)76.410419.238
🐘 (not 🐀)76.47823.429
brave (not careful)76.325220.8182
neurotypical (not autistic)76.328923.9175
pure (not debased)76.219118.1190
armoured (not vulnerable)76.126819.5139
rational (not whimsical)75.525919.3182
down2earth (not head@clouds)75.420924.9190
efficient (not overprepared)75.415920.333
genuine (not sarcastic)75.220422.2165
French (not Russian)75.112318.021
no-nonsense (not dramatic)74.814726.071
complicated (not simple)74.735124.3141
romantic (not dispassionate)74.436821.330
utilitarian (not decorative)74.325222.842
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.023719.8182
devout (not heathen)74.016121.7186
😊 (not 🤣)74.022922.117
honorable (not cunning)73.926322.3214
complimentary (not insulting)73.922115.638
🤖 (not 👻)73.211627.113
English (not German)72.948125.230
fixable (not unfixable)72.916619.725
angelic (not demonic)72.830518.3213
chortling (not giggling)72.625825.439
smooth (not rough)72.316825.2165
playful (not shy)72.149618.8203
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.938325.0136
concrete (not abstract)71.623216.410
blacksmith (not tailor)71.619123.524
consistent (not variable)71.427722.534
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)71.243521.621
serious (not playful)71.045721.8218
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.025125.58
reasonable (not deranged)70.934628.810
frugal (not lavish)70.826220.8182
optimistic (not pessimistic)70.826222.1138
social (not reclusive)70.732325.430
loveable (not punchable)70.738023.535
😇 (not 😈)70.630819.718
suspicious (not awkward)70.444017.3176
high-tech (not low-tech)70.126726.4167
spicy (not mild)70.045525.2162
statist (not anarchist)70.021027.530
🦇 (not 🐿)69.922324.37
modest (not flamboyant)69.635924.7199
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.327922.3197
intense (not lighthearted)69.254028.336
accepting (not judgemental)69.125526.088
technophile (not luddite)68.821325.2167
permanent (not transient)68.725027.361
monastic (not hedonist)68.78124.112
political (not nonpolitical)68.634227.6186
hard (not soft)68.540118.4166
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.357625.015
socialist (not libertarian)68.12326.3182
stable (not moody)67.813026.0169
strict (not lenient)67.739720.4180
fast (not slow)67.755921.7175
feminist (not sexist)67.658325.128
bright (not depressed)67.430423.6107
fortunate (not unlucky)67.120924.0197
warm (not cold)67.042723.1156
😎 (not 🧐)66.937326.07
official (not backdoor)66.626028.3127
purple (not orange)66.622126.4127
🐐 (not 🦒)66.532528.823
practical (not imaginative)66.449622.5143
western (not eastern)66.433928.333
communal (not individualist)66.314028.648
normal (not weird)66.222724.9185
regular (not zany)66.116026.715
reserved (not chatty)66.035823.4183
macho (not metrosexual)66.024019.326
impartial (not biased)65.83925.8158
hoarder (not unprepared)65.837318.5134
multicolored (not monochrome)65.829027.846
minimalist (not pack rat)65.630220.012
📈 (not 📉)65.643625.19
patient (not impatient)65.522424.751
😀 (not 😭)65.530228.511
💝 (not 💔)65.532528.830
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.353025.7149
👽 (not 🤡)65.333823.612
well behaved (not mischievous)65.230427.0205
guarded (not open)64.970823.7193
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.739122.722
rich (not poor)64.454618.6144
hard (not soft)64.249026.933
objective (not subjective)64.119124.553
chaste (not lustful)64.125823.3200
thick (not thin)64.026619.276
obsessed (not aloof)63.850726.4190
reasoned (not instinctual)63.826424.9180
methodical (not astonishing)63.849929.3176
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)63.838224.5126
glad (not mad)63.829226.212
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.853316.633
intellectual (not physical)63.562519.5168
demure (not vain)63.433624.0188
flourishing (not traumatized)63.218628.235
cooperative (not competitive)63.027327.4184
cosmopolitan (not provincial)62.937129.8176
cautious (not impulsive)62.742324.0189
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.620527.630
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.460622.882
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)62.245125.5197
🐴 (not 🦄)62.244936.011
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)62.222026.411
Roman (not Greek)62.027827.727
vanilla (not kinky)61.840925.3171
extrovert (not introvert)61.756627.0184
old (not young)61.437213.7230
warm (not quarrelsome)61.038826.5185
generalist (not specialist)61.016627.240
charming (not trusting)60.749926.4176
classical (not avant-garde)60.551525.546
private (not gregarious)60.461026.2185
tense (not relaxed)60.387524.8213
🐮 (not 🐷)60.245328.231
Italian (not Swedish)60.148025.319
literary (not mathematical)60.057225.6180
frenzied (not sleepy)60.092323.331
good-humored (not angry)59.954321.5134
sane (not crazy)59.743234.211
chill (not offended)59.731325.835
scientific (not artistic)59.653625.5170
🤺 (not 🏌)59.681135.910
sporty (not bookish)59.438624.7146
ferocious (not pacifist)59.366126.7169
🧠 (not 💪)59.376524.317
tight (not loose)59.272924.637
stoic (not expressive)59.138230.2187
rebellious (not obedient)59.166025.2138
empirical (not theoretical)59.047526.9209
unorthodox (not traditional)58.856828.733
creative (not conventional)58.655328.1176
forgiving (not vengeful)58.252725.8202
joyful (not miserable)58.236719.810
urban (not rural)58.176430.032
formal (not intimate)58.149127.831
funny (not humorless)57.963024.2201
jock (not nerd)57.844025.1190
vegan (not cannibal)57.452128.437
hunter (not gatherer)57.460125.026
secretive (not open-book)57.372726.335
poetic (not factual)57.339326.537
refined (not rugged)57.165725.8191
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.959029.1138
industrial (not domestic)56.753330.144
melee (not ranged)56.733132.529
democratic (not authoritarian)56.658428.6179
triggered (not trolling)56.674324.932
basic (not hipster)56.570627.7155
privileged (not oppressed)56.479025.130
punk rock (not preppy)56.344825.326
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)56.252032.812
historical (not modern)56.046429.292
scholarly (not crafty)55.941929.7146
conservative (not liberal)55.935833.819
humble (not arrogant)55.845926.3180
linear (not circular)55.749431.236
moist (not dry)55.749826.728
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.642626.9177
philosophical (not real)55.626529.286
theist (not atheist)55.640529.343
🥰 (not 🙃)55.655627.029
😏 (not 😬)55.661025.014
corporate (not freelance)55.646325.729
🥳 (not 🥴)55.542319.913
sweet (not bitter)55.357022.8165
explorer (not builder)55.056832.9147
sorrowful (not cheery)54.571524.2183
metaphorical (not literal)54.532028.7157
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.157126.928
suspicious (not trusting)54.069626.4182
average (not deviant)54.039427.284
😜 (not 🤐)54.055328.911
night owl (not morning lark)53.875025.464
wild (not tame)53.873925.8141
leisurely (not hurried)53.646526.0134
logical (not emotional)53.453024.9190
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)53.263325.216
insider (not outsider)53.153228.992
👟 (not 🥾)53.060730.713
mainstream (not arcane)52.448427.0174
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.347927.786
realist (not idealist)52.264927.038
💃 (not 🧕)52.282227.536
varied (not repetitive)52.041129.850
subdued (not exuberant)52.046931.646
bold (not serious)51.970128.9188
gracious (not feisty)51.933627.6138
family-first (not work-first)51.962324.5147
unassuming (not pretentious)51.750630.013
sunny (not gloomy)51.655023.637
politically correct (not edgy)51.552029.4165
🐩 (not 🐒)51.468027.710
moderate (not extreme)51.244725.5130
loud (not quiet)51.170928.4208
🎩 (not 🧢)51.171126.58
rigid (not flexible)50.177023.6176
skeptical (not spiritual)50.596928.3194
happy (not sad)50.548920.4171

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 (0.9)
  2. Olivia Benson (0.891)
  3. Jean-Luc Picard (0.879)
  4. Peggy Carter (0.873)
  5. George Washington (0.869)
  1. Dennis Nedry (-0.655)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.624)
  3. Ian Duncan (-0.617)
  4. A.J. Soprano (-0.61)
  5. Theon Greyjoy (-0.6)

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: INTJ (r = 0.44)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.43)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.36)
  4. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.3)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.26)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.24)
  7. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.17)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.13)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.09)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.09)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.05)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.03)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.02)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.01)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.05)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.05)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.08)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.1)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.15)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.18)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.19)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.21)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.23)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.31)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.37)

Notes

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