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Elim Garak Descriptive Personality Statistics

Elim Garak 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. 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 1,750 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
tailor (not blacksmith)97.816.329
🤫 (not 🤔)97.314.59
perceptive (not unobservant)94.4269.233
secretive (not open-book)92.24114.334
suspicious (not trusting)91.44213.6169
jaded (not innocent)90.94310.89
high IQ (not low IQ)90.720115.1139
guarded (not open)90.46116.6189
persistent (not quitter)90.330211.015
worldly (not innocent)90.22816.2184
alert (not oblivious)89.95013.911
street-smart (not sheltered)89.68117.0124
cryptic (not straightforward)89.0521.5173
paranoid (not naive)88.91216.112
self-disciplined (not disorganized)88.421315.7169
complicated (not simple)88.47818.0111
eloquent (not unpolished)88.27918.5149
resourceful (not helpless)88.222915.929
coordinated (not clumsy)87.917016.0162
tactful (not indiscreet)87.81320.913
competent (not incompetent)86.830420.694
diligent (not lazy)86.651115.0162
genius (not dunce)86.315216.0184
mischievous (not well behaved)86.222320.1160
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.25120.5129
conspiracist (not sheeple)85.68317.180
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.413119.8183
neat (not messy)85.317217.779
studious (not goof-off)85.324213.915
go-getter (not slugabed)85.322919.113
stylish (not slovenly)85.115521.8163
suspicious (not awkward)84.89620.6182
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.724119.1142
radical (not centrist)84.53714.014
charming (not trusting)84.44119.1173
believable (not poorly-written)84.412114.731
driven (not unambitious)84.253117.5126
backdoor (not official)84.18926.6108
cunning (not honorable)83.912421.3190
master (not apprentice)83.830221.055
motivated (not unmotivated)83.669125.38
winter (not summer)83.59418.412
skeptical (not spiritual)83.318520.1153
manicured (not scruffy)83.038020.4118
machiavellian (not transparent)83.09922.718
deep (not shallow)82.711023.749
armoured (not vulnerable)82.417419.1120
🧠 (not 💪)82.333720.918
spicy (not mild)81.826121.4160
sarcastic (not genuine)81.813921.5129
👽 (not 🤡)81.75021.414
intellectual (not physical)81.632920.1184
political (not nonpolitical)81.616424.6174
curious (not apathetic)81.218523.4156
opinionated (not jealous)81.118611.59
pro (not noob)80.949423.49
outlaw (not sheriff)80.925022.5149
extraordinary (not mundane)80.832722.3161
bold (not shy)80.776221.8162
trolling (not triggered)80.62623.529
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.411119.2161
interesting (not tiresome)80.428726.6164
important (not irrelevant)80.461319.625
proactive (not reactive)80.31131.313
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.245927.539
cynical (not gullible)80.128923.310
analysis (not common sense)80.014019.910
crafty (not scholarly)79.620324.1125
deviant (not average)79.524918.781
self-assured (not self-conscious)79.326424.6130
confident (not insecure)79.142822.1175
independent (not codependent)79.136624.0127
vibrant (not geriatric)79.132517.921
cautious (not impulsive)79.116620.4169
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.943423.612
hoarder (not unprepared)78.78719.3106
haunted (not blissful)78.733525.713
roundabout (not direct)78.52029.3187
expressive (not monotone)78.435123.514
active (not slothful)78.368420.0113
vengeful (not forgiving)78.233519.9168
wise (not foolish)78.226421.9158
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.047023.4172
quirky (not predictable)77.616025.114
vintage (not trendy)77.442924.08
cosmopolitan (not provincial)77.414726.9133
treasure (not trash)77.372425.145
workaholic (not slacker)77.280421.534
🦇 (not 🐿)77.217020.816
atheist (not theist)77.125122.139
interested (not bored)77.133112.010
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.043223.535
kinky (not vanilla)76.824124.0170
urban (not rural)76.838020.527
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.730024.836
playful (not shy)76.754223.3174
arcane (not mainstream)76.717421.6147
exhibitionist (not bashful)76.425221.511
metaphorical (not literal)76.35027.1144
rebellious (not obedient)76.252424.3124
pointed (not random)76.260327.010
OCD (not ADHD)76.232722.411
charming (not awkward)76.141726.3159
introspective (not not introspective)76.126427.628
high standards (not desperate)76.034628.014
creative (not conventional)75.731327.4176
indie (not pop)75.729822.315
weird (not normal)75.537221.5200
pensive (not serene)75.525920.210
edgy (not politically correct)75.433523.6173
night owl (not morning lark)75.442221.283
high-tech (not low-tech)75.430223.9130
two-faced (not one-faced)75.321830.218
on-time (not tardy)75.362423.415
metrosexual (not macho)75.323028.839
bookish (not sporty)75.160720.8134
stingy (not generous)75.022917.912
funny (not humorless)74.940527.5175
badass (not weakass)74.981129.98
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.840025.129
cultured (not rustic)74.830822.46
refined (not rugged)74.538227.7148
decisive (not hesitant)74.360127.4190
pessimistic (not optimistic)74.323225.2139
freak (not normie)74.231222.324
work-first (not family-first)74.138926.4115
child free (not pronatalist)74.034228.4110
sage (not whippersnapper)74.012024.841
dramatic (not comedic)74.055726.38
lover (not fighter)74.029010.08
flamboyant (not modest)73.935026.4149
arrogant (not humble)73.848324.7169
cool (not dorky)73.837918.710
psychopath (not empath)73.827829.815
plastic (not wooden)73.77124.211
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)73.516225.318
unorthodox (not traditional)73.444529.441
nerd (not jock)73.256222.1175
authoritarian (not democratic)72.931525.9158
debased (not pure)72.933822.6159
overachiever (not underachiever)72.984932.29
valedictorian (not drop out)72.671622.713
competitive (not cooperative)72.563826.6155
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.561531.736
dramatic (not no-nonsense)72.337726.550
chatty (not reserved)72.046727.9176
🤺 (not 🏌)72.068226.325
musical (not off-key)71.820732.329
disreputable (not prestigious)71.817724.1116
individualist (not communal)71.448024.536
logical (not emotional)71.329925.2168
ranged (not melee)71.311829.132
methodical (not astonishing)71.142129.3181
queen (not princess)71.160337.29
reasoned (not instinctual)71.020327.4160
freelance (not corporate)71.058233.326
cocky (not timid)71.079127.316
muddy (not washed)70.820423.99
smooth (not rough)70.727630.8145
fast (not slow)70.673127.2164
hard (not soft)70.651024.2153
realist (not idealist)70.632425.944
flexible (not rigid)70.521028.7163
frenzied (not sleepy)70.579321.631
long-winded (not concise)70.418230.813
hunter (not gatherer)70.455131.825
goth (not flower child)70.425024.312
circular (not linear)70.213729.825
experimental (not reliable)70.034224.422
cat person (not dog person)70.034934.923
multicolored (not monochrome)69.934829.534
poisonous (not nurturing)69.835523.046
efficient (not overprepared)69.846130.833
technophile (not luddite)69.827423.3139
extreme (not moderate)69.870824.5114
outsider (not insider)69.832331.980
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)69.734926.96
civilized (not barbaric)69.580426.2182
demonic (not angelic)69.436720.9180
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.346029.8156
picky (not always down)69.343031.67
hedonist (not monastic)69.129931.015
Roman (not Greek)69.014429.416
private (not gregarious)68.964330.1162
hard (not soft)68.756126.135
traumatized (not flourishing)68.765023.932
bitter (not sweet)68.646422.9153
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.343527.5147
😈 (not 😇)68.346122.410
devoted (not unfaithful)68.3123122.711
vain (not demure)68.248426.5121
assertive (not passive)68.290026.0118
cannibal (not vegan)67.943026.330
zany (not regular)67.955520.511
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)67.868727.5124
biased (not impartial)67.767026.9141
realistic (not fantastical)67.758030.710
tense (not relaxed)67.6104026.1162
careful (not brave)67.621729.7174
resistant (not resigned)67.581625.7160
ferocious (not pacifist)67.370326.4173
patient (not impatient)67.328231.954
contrarian (not yes-man)67.356826.616
good-humored (not angry)67.260625.5130
mighty (not puny)67.187423.7154
🐐 (not 🦒)67.045227.322
tight (not loose)67.076625.432
legit (not scrub)66.898530.729
exaggerating (not factual)66.854725.910
scheduled (not spontaneous)66.771629.5153
works hard (not plays hard)66.785527.9157
fearmongering (not reassuring)66.739811.711
old (not young)66.544117.3164
chortling (not giggling)66.564928.835
sturdy (not flimsy)66.384226.426
bossy (not meek)66.296025.4176
resolute (not wavering)66.279623.618
tall (not short)66.165521.8150
demanding (not unchallenging)66.1112625.722
tasteful (not lewd)66.176027.6131
dominant (not submissive)66.093326.7153
sad (not happy)66.068623.4144
feisty (not gracious)66.086526.8123
receiving (not giving)66.041131.013
healthy (not sickly)65.996526.1150
deep (not epic)65.826028.213
stubborn (not accommodating)65.6102930.218
🦄 (not 🐴)65.439433.914
masculine (not feminine)65.388323.7181
emancipated (not enslaved)65.380229.3141
opinionated (not neutral)65.3132533.625
first-mate (not captain)65.261131.6105
salacious (not wholesome)65.246033.519
conservative (not liberal)64.930529.713
German (not English)64.95425.421
selfish (not altruistic)64.752726.8177
🎩 (not 🧢)64.768133.320
wild (not tame)64.683526.3117
😊 (not 🤣)64.674227.519
traitorous (not loyal)64.524326.8164
thrifty (not extravagant)64.451030.416
poetic (not factual)64.437830.828
never cries (not often crying)64.472030.119
cold (not warm)64.353125.2134
distant (not touchy-feely)64.366536.09
varied (not repetitive)64.019528.046
intense (not lighthearted)64.095130.330
empirical (not theoretical)63.937930.3165
quiet (not loud)63.755131.0171
judgemental (not accepting)63.763229.165
deranged (not reasonable)63.745316.912
🙃 (not 🥰)63.746830.635
enlightened (not lost)63.744431.428
rational (not whimsical)63.574229.9171
scandalous (not proper)63.466428.3117
money-focused (not love-focused)63.441831.08
quarrelsome (not warm)63.370526.1159
frank (not sugarcoated)63.3111932.99
playful (not serious)63.246327.3176
Russian (not French)62.930229.125
mature (not juvenile)62.876626.440
Italian (not Swedish)62.855732.119
alpha (not beta)62.693729.5119
industrial (not domestic)62.652029.231
minimalist (not pack rat)62.655028.613
purple (not orange)62.547028.7106
chosen one (not everyman)62.566925.610
romantic (not dispassionate)62.399331.936
😏 (not 😬)62.270037.518
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.179127.342
strict (not lenient)61.874828.0152
extrovert (not introvert)61.779732.7169
leisurely (not hurried)61.738128.8127
sexist (not feminist)61.440031.411
businesslike (not chivalrous)61.463524.117
human (not animalistic)61.3114727.9125
🥶 (not 🥵)61.341033.119
crazy (not sane)61.267325.611
sensible (not ludicrous)61.185727.9155
eastern (not western)61.114329.224
philosophical (not real)61.025328.974
variable (not consistent)61.035432.728
libertarian (not socialist)60.849333.3144
open-minded (not close-minded)60.886430.2146
🧗 (not 🛌)60.497529.233
sexual (not asexual)60.4104633.212
oxymoron (not tautology)60.457033.89
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.346530.3162
entitled (not grateful)60.269832.89
nihilist (not existentialist)60.124830.830
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.975630.822
💀 (not 🎃)59.971635.714
water (not fire)59.648332.814
queer (not straight)59.428932.137
exuberant (not subdued)59.485228.434
heathen (not devout)59.353831.1159
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.358632.325
punk rock (not preppy)59.360230.935
involved (not remote)59.2123232.0137
🌟 (not 💩)59.0130029.919
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.971726.811
🥾 (not 👟)58.965934.715
rich (not poor)58.893623.5137
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.867932.2110
self-destructive (not self-improving)58.875829.032
literary (not mathematical)58.693530.4180
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.667830.8160
ironic (not profound)58.663629.518
lustful (not chaste)58.384329.4146
💔 (not 💝)58.363930.023
😜 (not 🤐)58.369535.013
twitchy (not still)58.392828.818
avant-garde (not classical)58.254034.733
formal (not intimate)58.271630.821
🐀 (not 🐘)58.262932.737
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)58.240436.617
hipster (not basic)58.148329.3155
anarchist (not statist)58.164830.832
attentive (not interrupting)58.079424.37
chic (not cheesy)58.065729.718
utilitarian (not decorative)57.8101736.536
Pepsi (not Coke)57.838632.420
good-cook (not bad-cook)57.764031.56
expressive (not stoic)57.595431.6179
thick (not thin)57.553424.273
attractive (not repulsive)57.4133028.8180
🐒 (not 🐩)57.465532.113
privileged (not oppressed)57.4111726.326
thinker (not doer)57.340033.623
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.032128.188
chill (not offended)57.055831.441
rock (not rap)56.8156536.112
🎨 (not 🏀)56.6105136.117
orderly (not chaotic)56.588533.9155
cruel (not kind)56.442921.0136
creepy (not disarming)56.438331.551
vague (not precise)56.337335.999
genocidal (not not genocidal)56.341738.910
villainous (not heroic)56.141123.4162
lavish (not frugal)56.170928.6162
miserable (not joyful)56.1100835.311
unfixable (not fixable)56.152330.929
bright (not depressed)56.080228.8101
gossiping (not confidential)56.050734.6115
antagonist (not protagonist)56.039328.211
bad boy (not white knight)56.064825.011
perverted (not clean)55.854928.213
bold (not serious)55.790631.2186
historical (not modern)55.670230.469
unlucky (not fortunate)55.586227.5170
gamer (not non-gamer)55.555228.98
flirtatious (not prudish)55.592134.214
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)55.486930.218
hypochondriac (not stoic)55.354926.83
mad (not glad)55.296218.912
abstract (not concrete)55.264232.617
respectful (not rude)54.8109227.7149
jealous (not compersive)54.881826.2118
🐮 (not 🐷)54.6108229.228
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.547936.834
🤖 (not 👻)54.475431.419
prideful (not envious)54.4151427.318
obsessed (not aloof)54.3127931.9156
subjective (not objective)54.377631.045
practical (not imaginative)54.2114233.1121
gendered (not androgynous)54.2167231.861
neurotypical (not autistic)53.9148131.2149
unassuming (not pretentious)53.966230.110
social (not reclusive)53.896931.430
dry (not moist)53.784834.234
natural-talent (not hard-work)53.753528.912
ugly (not beautiful)53.432128.841
moody (not stable)53.3123231.1150
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)53.372631.816
sober (not indulgent)53.282132.3159
specialist (not generalist)53.1119037.629
loveable (not punchable)53.0120929.538
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.9136328.715
artistic (not scientific)52.788129.8148
builder (not explorer)52.784029.3138
folksy (not presidential)52.782631.219
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.684130.028
soulful (not soulless)52.5143428.734
complimentary (not insulting)52.5102729.948
hypocritical (not equitable)52.580329.869
🤠 (not 🤑)52.4115734.314
calm (not anxious)52.371332.0160
unemotional (not emotional)52.348029.514
😭 (not 😀)52.189528.712
💃 (not 🧕)52.1124831.035
🧐 (not 😎)51.985235.317
transient (not permanent)51.774630.840
sunny (not gloomy)51.781829.932
cheery (not sorrowful)51.173928.0161
egalitarian (not racist)51.1161629.213
🥴 (not 🥳)51.1111522.815
ambitious (not realistic)51.1122030.414
📉 (not 📈)51.049431.919
fresh (not stinky)50.2137631.626
air (not earth)50.758934.89

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (0.781)
  2. Raymond 'Red' Reddington (0.768)
  3. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (0.748)
  4. Robert Ford (0.746)
  5. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.743)
  6. Varys (0.742)
  7. Paul Smecker (0.715)
  8. Petyr Baelish (0.708)
  9. Olenna Tyrell (0.701)
  10. Loki (0.696)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.545)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.473)
  3. Chip Dove (-0.471)
  4. Jerry Gergich (-0.47)
  5. Finn Hudson (-0.463)
  6. Mike McLintock (-0.451)
  7. William Mason (-0.441)
  8. Steve Brady (-0.422)
  9. Josh Chan (-0.42)
  10. Denny Brosh (-0.418)

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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