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Elim Garak Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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)97.916.230
perceptive (not unobservant)94.4269.233
secretive (not open-book)92.23914.334
suspicious (not trusting)91.44213.6170
paranoid (not naive)91.1415.115
🤫 (not 🤔)91.0121.311
high IQ (not low IQ)90.719815.1139
alert (not oblivious)90.74213.612
guarded (not open)90.46316.6189
worldly (not innocent)90.13016.2185
street-smart (not sheltered)89.68417.0124
cryptic (not straightforward)89.0421.5173
tactful (not indiscreet)88.7720.414
self-disciplined (not disorganized)88.422115.7169
complicated (not simple)88.47518.0111
eloquent (not unpolished)88.28118.5149
resourceful (not helpless)88.222615.929
persistent (not quitter)88.247412.021
coordinated (not clumsy)87.917616.0162
competent (not incompetent)87.129920.596
diligent (not lazy)86.652115.0162
genius (not dunce)86.315516.0184
mischievous (not well behaved)86.222720.0162
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.25220.5129
machiavellian (not transparent)86.15421.622
conspiracist (not sheeple)85.68217.180
neat (not messy)85.516817.780
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.412919.7184
stylish (not slovenly)85.116221.8163
suspicious (not awkward)84.89420.6182
go-getter (not slugabed)84.826218.116
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.723919.1144
pro (not noob)84.734920.413
charming (not trusting)84.43919.1173
believable (not poorly-written)84.412714.731
driven (not unambitious)84.354317.4127
backdoor (not official)84.38026.5109
cunning (not honorable)84.012321.3191
jaded (not innocent)83.921623.410
master (not apprentice)83.830821.055
motivated (not unmotivated)83.671225.38
skeptical (not spiritual)83.319120.1153
manicured (not scruffy)83.038320.4118
deep (not shallow)82.711123.749
armoured (not vulnerable)82.416719.1120
🧠 (not 💪)82.333720.918
opinionated (not jealous)82.114511.817
sarcastic (not genuine)82.013721.5130
spicy (not mild)81.926221.4161
studious (not goof-off)81.840117.818
👽 (not 🤡)81.75121.414
intellectual (not physical)81.633520.0185
political (not nonpolitical)81.616024.6174
curious (not apathetic)81.318923.4157
cynical (not gullible)81.325722.112
outlaw (not sheriff)80.925222.5149
extraordinary (not mundane)80.833222.3161
bold (not shy)80.777521.8162
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.744927.340
radical (not centrist)80.79016.919
trolling (not triggered)80.62723.529
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.511319.2162
interesting (not tiresome)80.527526.5165
important (not irrelevant)80.463319.625
badass (not weakass)80.260425.413
proactive (not reactive)80.11030.214
analysis (not common sense)80.014319.910
crafty (not scholarly)79.620724.1125
deviant (not average)79.525018.682
expressive (not monotone)79.532623.015
confident (not insecure)79.143722.1175
independent (not codependent)79.136324.0127
vibrant (not geriatric)79.133117.921
haunted (not blissful)79.132924.815
cautious (not impulsive)79.116720.4169
vintage (not trendy)79.137722.710
self-assured (not self-conscious)79.027424.8131
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.944023.612
hoarder (not unprepared)78.78819.3106
roundabout (not direct)78.52129.3187
cultured (not rustic)78.419122.57
active (not slothful)78.371120.0113
pensive (not serene)78.313719.015
wise (not foolish)78.226721.9158
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.048623.4172
vengeful (not forgiving)77.834720.2170
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.720924.616
atheist (not theist)77.523721.940
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.541223.436
cosmopolitan (not provincial)77.414426.9133
quirky (not predictable)77.417522.221
treasure (not trash)77.373525.145
workaholic (not slacker)77.281621.534
OCD (not ADHD)77.129022.916
kinky (not vanilla)76.824124.0170
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.730724.836
playful (not shy)76.755523.3174
arcane (not mainstream)76.718321.6147
indie (not pop)76.626921.117
🦇 (not 🐿)76.517820.317
metaphorical (not literal)76.35127.0145
rebellious (not obedient)76.253124.3124
charming (not awkward)76.141826.3159
introspective (not not introspective)76.126527.628
high standards (not desperate)76.035928.014
creative (not conventional)75.732627.4176
weird (not normal)75.538121.5200
psychopath (not empath)75.525527.420
edgy (not politically correct)75.433923.6173
night owl (not morning lark)75.443721.283
urban (not rural)75.444721.428
high-tech (not low-tech)75.429823.9130
two-faced (not one-faced)75.321730.218
on-time (not tardy)75.362823.415
metrosexual (not macho)75.323228.839
bookish (not sporty)75.261920.8135
stingy (not generous)75.023517.912
funny (not humorless)74.941727.5175
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.840625.129
pointed (not random)74.667729.421
refined (not rugged)74.539427.7148
decisive (not hesitant)74.561127.4191
pessimistic (not optimistic)74.323225.2139
interested (not bored)74.249222.415
freak (not normie)74.231622.324
child free (not pronatalist)74.034628.4110
sage (not whippersnapper)74.011824.841
lover (not fighter)74.029910.08
flamboyant (not modest)73.935726.4149
arrogant (not humble)73.948424.6170
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)73.816524.220
work-first (not family-first)73.740626.5116
exaggerating (not factual)73.638226.318
unorthodox (not traditional)73.446529.441
nerd (not jock)73.257222.1175
overachiever (not underachiever)73.285430.510
authoritarian (not democratic)72.932225.9158
debased (not pure)72.934222.6159
dramatic (not no-nonsense)72.936826.551
valedictorian (not drop out)72.672222.713
competitive (not cooperative)72.564726.6155
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.563031.736
cat person (not dog person)72.229732.230
chatty (not reserved)72.047827.9176
queen (not princess)71.958034.111
musical (not off-key)71.820932.329
plastic (not wooden)71.88524.012
disreputable (not prestigious)71.818524.1116
cool (not dorky)71.646019.111
individualist (not communal)71.548724.237
cocky (not timid)71.580526.517
muddy (not washed)71.320322.710
logical (not emotional)71.330225.2168
ranged (not melee)71.311429.132
realist (not idealist)71.231026.045
methodical (not astonishing)71.242729.2182
picky (not always down)71.136630.08
reasoned (not instinctual)71.020827.4160
freelance (not corporate)71.060933.326
smooth (not rough)70.728930.8145
fast (not slow)70.674427.2164
Roman (not Greek)70.610728.118
flexible (not rigid)70.522428.7163
frenzied (not sleepy)70.580021.631
salacious (not wholesome)70.435030.529
hunter (not gatherer)70.456431.825
goth (not flower child)70.425124.312
hard (not soft)70.352924.4155
circular (not linear)70.214029.825
outsider (not insider)70.031531.881
experimental (not reliable)70.035524.422
multicolored (not monochrome)69.935729.534
poisonous (not nurturing)69.836523.046
efficient (not overprepared)69.845430.833
technophile (not luddite)69.827923.3139
extreme (not moderate)69.872024.5114
🤺 (not 🏌)69.778728.727
civilized (not barbaric)69.582526.2182
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.546529.7157
demonic (not angelic)69.436920.9180
dramatic (not comedic)69.378328.711
gamer (not non-gamer)69.226226.715
hedonist (not monastic)69.130531.015
private (not gregarious)68.965730.1162
zany (not regular)68.853522.314
hard (not soft)68.757226.135
traumatized (not flourishing)68.767523.932
bitter (not sweet)68.646722.9153
assertive (not passive)68.590525.9120
vain (not demure)68.347726.4122
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.343727.5147
😈 (not 😇)68.346622.410
devoted (not unfaithful)68.3127722.711
never cries (not often crying)68.163128.124
winter (not summer)68.144831.323
long-winded (not concise)68.123832.021
cannibal (not vegan)67.943625.931
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)67.870127.5124
biased (not impartial)67.769727.0143
contrarian (not yes-man)67.757926.419
tense (not relaxed)67.6106726.1162
careful (not brave)67.622129.7174
resistant (not resigned)67.584025.7160
chortling (not giggling)67.460928.936
frank (not sugarcoated)67.497429.812
ferocious (not pacifist)67.371626.4173
patient (not impatient)67.329131.954
good-humored (not angry)67.262225.5130
mighty (not puny)67.189223.7154
resolute (not wavering)67.078623.521
🐐 (not 🦒)67.047127.322
tight (not loose)67.078025.432
demanding (not unchallenging)67.0111324.924
🎩 (not 🧢)66.964232.722
legit (not scrub)66.8101730.729
scheduled (not spontaneous)66.772829.5153
tall (not short)66.764521.4162
old (not young)66.445417.3165
works hard (not plays hard)66.488528.0158
sturdy (not flimsy)66.386626.426
realistic (not fantastical)66.364732.614
sexual (not asexual)66.188633.714
tasteful (not lewd)66.178127.6131
dominant (not submissive)66.094926.7153
sad (not happy)66.071223.4144
feisty (not gracious)66.087926.8123
healthy (not sickly)65.998026.1150
receiving (not giving)65.942229.917
bossy (not meek)65.999125.6177
masculine (not feminine)65.390923.7181
deep (not epic)65.328228.523
opinionated (not neutral)65.3135833.625
first-mate (not captain)65.163431.4106
emancipated (not enslaved)64.985229.5142
conservative (not liberal)64.931329.713
German (not English)64.95825.421
selfish (not altruistic)64.753526.8177
wild (not tame)64.685326.3117
😊 (not 🤣)64.676127.519
traitorous (not loyal)64.524826.8164
poetic (not factual)64.438930.828
cold (not warm)64.353725.2134
crazy (not sane)64.259826.512
varied (not repetitive)64.020128.046
intense (not lighthearted)64.097530.330
empirical (not theoretical)63.937130.3165
quiet (not loud)63.757231.0171
judgemental (not accepting)63.764429.165
🙃 (not 🥰)63.747730.635
enlightened (not lost)63.744531.428
rational (not whimsical)63.576329.9171
stubborn (not accommodating)63.5113230.222
scandalous (not proper)63.467728.3117
romantic (not dispassionate)63.498832.137
money-focused (not love-focused)63.441031.08
playful (not serious)63.347727.3177
quarrelsome (not warm)63.371726.1159
purple (not orange)63.245228.9108
🦄 (not 🐴)63.146233.915
Russian (not French)62.929329.125
alpha (not beta)62.895529.5120
mature (not juvenile)62.877726.440
Italian (not Swedish)62.856432.119
deranged (not reasonable)62.750116.613
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.760623.219
industrial (not domestic)62.653629.231
chosen one (not everyman)62.567025.610
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.380527.143
😏 (not 😬)62.271237.518
thrifty (not extravagant)62.262030.817
fearmongering (not reassuring)62.249018.612
strict (not lenient)61.876328.0152
distant (not touchy-feely)61.874533.712
extrovert (not introvert)61.781432.7169
leisurely (not hurried)61.738528.8127
sexist (not feminist)61.440331.411
minimalist (not pack rat)61.461229.718
human (not animalistic)61.3119027.9125
🥶 (not 🥵)61.341933.119
oxymoron (not tautology)61.346234.014
eastern (not western)61.112929.224
unassuming (not pretentious)61.143031.812
philosophical (not real)61.025628.974
libertarian (not socialist)60.849433.3144
sensible (not ludicrous)60.889228.0156
open-minded (not close-minded)60.889830.2146
ironic (not profound)60.657130.019
queer (not straight)60.528432.438
🧗 (not 🛌)60.4100129.233
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.346830.3162
entitled (not grateful)60.271332.89
nihilist (not existentialist)60.124930.830
🌟 (not 💩)60.0130329.520
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.978030.822
💀 (not 🎃)59.973435.714
side character (not main character)59.778628.311
exuberant (not subdued)59.487328.434
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.459824.911
heathen (not devout)59.355831.1159
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.360732.325
chic (not cheesy)59.363229.519
involved (not remote)59.2126832.0137
variable (not consistent)59.242733.429
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.974126.811
rich (not poor)58.895023.5137
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.870132.2110
literary (not mathematical)58.696430.4180
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.669330.8160
anarchist (not statist)58.565330.433
formal (not intimate)58.572130.122
punk rock (not preppy)58.565030.936
lustful (not chaste)58.386229.4146
💔 (not 💝)58.364330.023
😜 (not 🤐)58.372335.013
twitchy (not still)58.396028.818
avant-garde (not classical)58.255234.733
🐀 (not 🐘)58.264332.737
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)58.241136.617
hipster (not basic)58.149129.3155
thick (not thin)57.854624.274
utilitarian (not decorative)57.8104236.536
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.680829.433
bad boy (not white knight)57.663124.512
expressive (not stoic)57.597631.6179
attractive (not repulsive)57.4137128.7181
privileged (not oppressed)57.4114226.326
antagonist (not protagonist)57.437427.412
thinker (not doer)57.341433.623
genocidal (not not genocidal)57.340037.211
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.032828.188
chill (not offended)57.057631.441
🎨 (not 🏀)56.9107835.118
🥾 (not 👟)56.876434.516
water (not fire)56.758533.319
orderly (not chaotic)56.591433.9155
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.586729.719
cruel (not kind)56.443421.0136
creepy (not disarming)56.439631.551
vague (not precise)56.338835.999
gossiping (not confidential)56.351934.7116
villainous (not heroic)56.142023.4162
lavish (not frugal)56.171328.6162
miserable (not joyful)56.1103835.311
🐒 (not 🐩)56.171534.615
unfixable (not fixable)56.153330.929
perverted (not clean)55.855428.213
bold (not serious)55.793731.2186
bright (not depressed)55.782828.7102
unlucky (not fortunate)55.588427.5170
flirtatious (not prudish)55.594334.214
historical (not modern)55.173330.470
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.0131829.016
respectful (not rude)54.8112127.7149
ambitious (not realistic)54.8110730.118
jealous (not compersive)54.684326.3119
🐮 (not 🐷)54.6111129.228
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.549036.834
prideful (not envious)54.4155727.318
obsessed (not aloof)54.3130331.9156
subjective (not objective)54.381631.045
practical (not imaginative)54.2117133.1121
gendered (not androgynous)54.2172831.861
neurotypical (not autistic)54.1150231.2150
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)54.167332.09
rock (not rap)53.9169536.113
social (not reclusive)53.8100331.430
🧐 (not 😎)53.781335.118
dry (not moist)53.786534.234
natural-talent (not hard-work)53.755428.912
abstract (not concrete)53.671032.318
📉 (not 📈)53.541432.920
ugly (not beautiful)53.432628.841
moody (not stable)53.3126031.1150
sober (not indulgent)53.284032.3159
specialist (not generalist)53.1120537.629
mad (not glad)53.1104721.115
loveable (not punchable)53.0124229.538
Pepsi (not Coke)53.067934.422
artistic (not scientific)52.791729.8148
builder (not explorer)52.785929.3138
folksy (not presidential)52.784631.219
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.686230.028
attentive (not interrupting)52.6100431.512
soulful (not soulless)52.5148228.734
complimentary (not insulting)52.5105329.948
hypocritical (not equitable)52.582529.869
calm (not anxious)52.372732.0160
unemotional (not emotional)52.347529.514
👻 (not 🤖)52.2100733.629
😭 (not 😀)52.193528.712
💃 (not 🧕)52.1128031.035
hypochondriac (not stoic)51.472230.510
🤑 (not 🤠)51.373734.615
cheery (not sorrowful)51.175628.0161
transient (not permanent)51.179530.741
🥴 (not 🥳)51.1115822.815
egalitarian (not racist)50.8166928.214
fresh (not stinky)50.2140631.626
gloomy (not sunny)50.8111630.733
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)50.7114232.318
air (not earth)50.761034.89

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 (0.776)
  2. Raymond 'Red' Reddington (0.767)
  3. Varys (0.747)
  4. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (0.742)
  5. Robert Ford (0.742)
  6. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.738)
  7. Paul Smecker (0.718)
  8. Petyr Baelish (0.711)
  9. Olenna Tyrell (0.709)
  10. Number Six (0.696)
  1. Lenny (-0.539)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.533)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.474)
  4. Finn Hudson (-0.467)
  5. Kevin Malone (-0.466)
  6. Chip Dove (-0.464)
  7. Mike McLintock (-0.443)
  8. William Mason (-0.439)
  9. Denny Brosh (-0.417)
  10. Josh Chan (-0.416)

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 Elim Garak to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Elim Garak is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ENTJ64.4%2286
ENTP62.0%5934
INTJ61.8%8827
ESTJ60.7%547
ESTP59.6%765
INTP57.9%11992
ISTJ57.0%1475
ENFJ56.5%3842
ISTP56.3%1950
INFJ54.3%12519
ENFP54.1%10817
ESFP53.3%1202
ESFJ53.2%592
INFP51.2%23344
ISFP50.3%1998
ISFJ49.3%1602

Notes

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