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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 500 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 2,000 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
creator (not consumer)95.259.65
perceptive (not unobservant)94.4239.233
snoops (not minds-own-business)94.04010.810
tailor (not blacksmith)92.7120.538
secretive (not open-book)92.24114.334
insightful (not generic)92.0266.57
suspicious (not trusting)91.44413.6170
paranoid (not naive)91.1615.115
🤫 (not 🤔)91.0121.311
high IQ (not low IQ)90.719815.1139
alert (not oblivious)90.74013.612
guarded (not open)90.46216.6189
worldly (not innocent)90.13116.2185
street-smart (not sheltered)89.68817.0124
cryptic (not straightforward)89.0521.5173
maverick (not conformist)89.010714.210
tactful (not indiscreet)88.7720.414
self-disciplined (not disorganized)88.422615.7169
complicated (not simple)88.47618.0111
eloquent (not unpolished)88.28418.5149
resourceful (not helpless)88.223815.929
persistent (not quitter)88.248912.021
coordinated (not clumsy)87.918016.0162
questioning (not believing)87.85113.511
competent (not incompetent)87.130720.596
entrepreneur (not employee)86.824318.813
diligent (not lazy)86.653315.0162
genius (not dunce)86.316016.0184
mischievous (not well behaved)86.223720.0162
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.25320.5129
machiavellian (not transparent)86.15721.622
conspiracist (not sheeple)85.68617.180
neat (not messy)85.517417.780
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.413019.7184
handy (not can't-fix-anything)85.318718.013
stylish (not slovenly)85.116921.8163
suspicious (not awkward)84.810020.6182
go-getter (not slugabed)84.827318.116
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.724419.1144
pro (not noob)84.735620.413
smug (not sheepish)84.726320.010
charming (not trusting)84.44319.1173
believable (not poorly-written)84.413614.731
driven (not unambitious)84.355917.4127
backdoor (not official)84.38426.5109
cunning (not honorable)84.012821.3191
jaded (not innocent)83.922723.410
master (not apprentice)83.831921.055
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)83.837721.29
motivated (not unmotivated)83.672925.38
irreverent (not sincere)83.65325.87
skeptical (not spiritual)83.319320.1153
capitalist (not communist)83.116813.07
manicured (not scruffy)83.039520.4118
fussy (not sloppy)83.020615.35
insomniac (not slumbering)82.81797.26
deep (not shallow)82.711723.749
hygienic (not gross)82.562721.28
armoured (not vulnerable)82.417719.1120
🧠 (not 💪)82.335120.918
prying (not unmeddlesome)82.226615.49
opinionated (not jealous)82.115511.817
sarcastic (not genuine)82.014321.5130
spicy (not mild)81.927321.4161
studious (not goof-off)81.841117.818
👽 (not 🤡)81.75121.414
intellectual (not physical)81.634620.0185
political (not nonpolitical)81.616724.6174
curious (not apathetic)81.319423.4157
cynical (not gullible)81.326522.112
evolutionist (not creationist)81.111426.38
outlaw (not sheriff)80.926322.5149
extraordinary (not mundane)80.834422.3161
bold (not shy)80.779821.8162
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.746227.340
radical (not centrist)80.79316.919
accurate (not off target)80.732019.09
trolling (not triggered)80.62723.529
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.511619.2162
interesting (not tiresome)80.528626.5165
important (not irrelevant)80.465319.625
badass (not weakass)80.262125.413
proactive (not reactive)80.11130.214
analysis (not common sense)80.014419.910
problematic (not woke)79.824025.59
crafty (not scholarly)79.621724.1125
deviant (not average)79.525518.682
expressive (not monotone)79.533923.015
confident (not insecure)79.144922.1175
independent (not codependent)79.138024.0127
vibrant (not geriatric)79.133917.921
haunted (not blissful)79.134024.815
cautious (not impulsive)79.117120.4169
vintage (not trendy)79.139022.710
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)79.132814.87
self-assured (not self-conscious)79.028224.8131
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.945523.612
hoarder (not unprepared)78.79119.3106
roundabout (not direct)78.52329.3187
cultured (not rustic)78.420022.57
active (not slothful)78.372920.0113
pensive (not serene)78.315019.015
wise (not foolish)78.227521.9158
friendly (not unfriendly)78.254514.85
cursed (not blessed)78.132722.27
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.050323.4172
vengeful (not forgiving)77.836020.2170
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)77.830226.712
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.721824.616
atheist (not theist)77.525021.940
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.543123.436
cosmopolitan (not provincial)77.414726.9133
quirky (not predictable)77.418922.221
focused (not absentminded)77.374324.415
treasure (not trash)77.375525.145
charmer (not buffoon)77.350524.77
workaholic (not slacker)77.283521.534
OCD (not ADHD)77.130222.916
forward (not repressed)77.030422.710
kinky (not vanilla)76.824924.0170
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.731724.836
playful (not shy)76.757023.3174
arcane (not mainstream)76.718721.6147
indie (not pop)76.627921.117
🦇 (not 🐿)76.518420.317
metaphorical (not literal)76.35427.0145
rebellious (not obedient)76.255224.3124
charming (not awkward)76.143326.3159
introspective (not not introspective)76.127327.628
high standards (not desperate)76.036628.014
all-seeing (not blind)75.830520.710
creative (not conventional)75.734127.4176
weird (not normal)75.539921.5200
psychopath (not empath)75.526427.420
proud (not apologetic)75.580414.66
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)75.540514.66
edgy (not politically correct)75.435323.6173
night owl (not morning lark)75.444821.283
urban (not rural)75.445921.428
high-tech (not low-tech)75.430523.9130
two-faced (not one-faced)75.322330.218
on-time (not tardy)75.364823.415
metrosexual (not macho)75.324528.839
bookish (not sporty)75.264320.8135
handshakes (not hugs)75.262515.46
thinker (not feeler)75.226119.95
stingy (not generous)75.024017.912
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)75.033426.811
funny (not humorless)74.943427.5175
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.841825.129
pointed (not random)74.669629.421
refined (not rugged)74.541227.7148
decisive (not hesitant)74.562827.4191
pessimistic (not optimistic)74.324925.2139
interested (not bored)74.251122.415
freak (not normie)74.233222.324
outgoing (not withdrawn)74.247229.65
lion (not zebra)74.258227.319
child free (not pronatalist)74.035928.4110
sage (not whippersnapper)74.012424.841
lover (not fighter)74.030710.08
flamboyant (not modest)73.937026.4149
arrogant (not humble)73.949924.6170
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)73.817524.220
work-first (not family-first)73.741326.5116
exaggerating (not factual)73.639726.318
harsh (not gentle)73.542918.18
unorthodox (not traditional)73.448029.441
nerd (not jock)73.259022.1175
overachiever (not underachiever)73.287730.510
authoritarian (not democratic)72.932925.9158
debased (not pure)72.935622.6159
dramatic (not no-nonsense)72.938826.551
valedictorian (not drop out)72.673822.713
chronically single (not serial dater)72.659435.38
competitive (not cooperative)72.566626.6155
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.565231.736
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)72.349922.710
analytical (not intuitive)72.236631.69
cat person (not dog person)72.230832.230
fake (not real)72.215528.010
chatty (not reserved)72.049327.9176
queen (not princess)71.959234.111
musical (not off-key)71.821832.329
plastic (not wooden)71.88724.012
disreputable (not prestigious)71.818924.1116
spirited (not lifeless)71.791331.413
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)71.726125.26
cool (not dorky)71.647219.111
individualist (not communal)71.550524.237
cocky (not timid)71.583326.517
muddy (not washed)71.320622.710
naughty (not nice)71.351319.39
logical (not emotional)71.331425.2168
ranged (not melee)71.312129.132
realist (not idealist)71.232126.045
methodical (not astonishing)71.244129.2182
picky (not always down)71.137830.08
reasoned (not instinctual)71.021527.4160
freelance (not corporate)71.062833.326
overthinker (not underthinker)70.883926.76
smooth (not rough)70.729430.8145
fast (not slow)70.676427.2164
Roman (not Greek)70.611228.118
flexible (not rigid)70.522928.7163
frenzied (not sleepy)70.582721.631
salacious (not wholesome)70.436730.529
hunter (not gatherer)70.458331.825
goth (not flower child)70.426024.312
hard (not soft)70.354424.4155
world traveler (not homebody)70.353025.28
circular (not linear)70.214729.825
mechanical (not natural)70.232118.78
outsider (not insider)70.032631.881
experimental (not reliable)70.037124.422
multicolored (not monochrome)69.937729.534
poisonous (not nurturing)69.838123.046
efficient (not overprepared)69.846430.833
technophile (not luddite)69.828723.3139
extreme (not moderate)69.874524.5114
🤺 (not 🏌)69.781028.727
flawed (not perfect)69.777928.710
unstirring (not quivering)69.666237.88
civilized (not barbaric)69.584726.2182
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.548029.7157
demonic (not angelic)69.438320.9180
dramatic (not comedic)69.380028.711
lawyerly (not engineerial)69.347935.07
rejected (not popular)69.245726.66
gamer (not non-gamer)69.227026.715
hedonist (not monastic)69.132231.015
private (not gregarious)68.967830.1162
zany (not regular)68.855422.314
hard (not soft)68.759526.135
traumatized (not flourishing)68.770323.932
dystopian (not utopian)68.738718.912
bitter (not sweet)68.648122.9153
assertive (not passive)68.593725.9120
vain (not demure)68.349626.4122
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.345027.5147
😈 (not 😇)68.348822.410
devoted (not unfaithful)68.3131222.711
sassy (not chill)68.287332.09
never cries (not often crying)68.165128.124
winter (not summer)68.146031.323
long-winded (not concise)68.124932.021
good-manners (not bad-manners)68.083525.56
cannibal (not vegan)67.945425.931
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)67.872427.5124
biased (not impartial)67.771227.0143
contrarian (not yes-man)67.759926.419
welcoming experience (not cringing away)67.755837.26
tense (not relaxed)67.6110626.1162
goofy (not unfrivolous)67.643221.65
careful (not brave)67.622629.7174
resistant (not resigned)67.586425.7160
chortling (not giggling)67.463328.936
savory (not sweet)67.465131.010
frank (not sugarcoated)67.4101229.812
ferocious (not pacifist)67.374026.4173
patient (not impatient)67.329831.954
good-humored (not angry)67.263525.5130
mighty (not puny)67.191323.7154
resolute (not wavering)67.081123.521
🐐 (not 🦒)67.049827.322
tight (not loose)67.080225.432
demanding (not unchallenging)67.0114824.924
meaningful (not pointless)67.0110827.011
🎩 (not 🧢)66.966632.722
legit (not scrub)66.8104230.729
scheduled (not spontaneous)66.774529.5153
tall (not short)66.766621.4162
writer (not reader)66.736226.07
manic (not mild)66.579126.16
old (not young)66.447117.3165
works hard (not plays hard)66.490528.0158
sturdy (not flimsy)66.389026.426
realistic (not fantastical)66.366932.614
sexual (not asexual)66.190933.714
tasteful (not lewd)66.180727.6131
dominant (not submissive)66.098126.7153
sad (not happy)66.073223.4144
feisty (not gracious)66.090126.8123
red (not blue)66.049129.77
healthy (not sickly)65.9100226.1150
receiving (not giving)65.943129.917
bossy (not meek)65.9102325.6177
masculine (not feminine)65.393423.7181
deep (not epic)65.329428.523
opinionated (not neutral)65.3140633.625
activist (not nonpartisan)65.280836.614
first-mate (not captain)65.164231.4106
emancipated (not enslaved)64.987929.5142
conservative (not liberal)64.932229.713
German (not English)64.95925.421
selfish (not altruistic)64.755526.8177
wild (not tame)64.688126.3117
original (not cliché)64.660836.85
😊 (not 🤣)64.678227.519
negative (not positive)64.651923.113
traitorous (not loyal)64.525726.8164
dolphin (not kangaroo)64.539131.06
poetic (not factual)64.440530.828
cold (not warm)64.355125.2134
crazy (not sane)64.262226.512
judgemental (not accepting)64.165129.066
varied (not repetitive)64.020828.046
intense (not lighthearted)64.0100730.330
empirical (not theoretical)63.938630.3165
earthly (not divine)63.886933.55
quiet (not loud)63.758731.0171
🙃 (not 🥰)63.749330.635
enlightened (not lost)63.745431.428
energetic (not mellow)63.669927.411
rational (not whimsical)63.578229.9171
stubborn (not accommodating)63.5116930.222
scandalous (not proper)63.469528.3117
romantic (not dispassionate)63.4102432.137
money-focused (not love-focused)63.442231.08
playful (not serious)63.349727.3177
quarrelsome (not warm)63.374126.1159
purple (not orange)63.246928.9108
🦄 (not 🐴)63.147633.915
people-person (not things-person)63.172534.513
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)63.069029.610
disturbing (not enchanting)63.046425.78
Russian (not French)62.930229.125
alpha (not beta)62.897929.5120
mature (not juvenile)62.880026.440
Italian (not Swedish)62.857732.119
deranged (not reasonable)62.752416.613
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.762423.219
industrial (not domestic)62.654529.231
chosen one (not everyman)62.569325.610
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.382727.143
resentful (not euphoric)62.388924.99
😏 (not 😬)62.273237.518
thrifty (not extravagant)62.263630.817
fearmongering (not reassuring)62.250518.612
flat (not bubbly)62.274929.39
strict (not lenient)61.878128.0152
distant (not touchy-feely)61.876533.712
cassanova (not love shy)61.868233.09
extrovert (not introvert)61.783932.7169
leisurely (not hurried)61.739028.8127
straight edge (not junkie)61.6116130.38
cheery (not grumpy)61.659633.17
clinical (not heartfelt)61.651023.49
strong identity (not social chameleon)61.6125534.57
physicist (not photographer)61.561728.36
sexist (not feminist)61.441231.411
minimalist (not pack rat)61.462329.718
innovative (not routine)61.476230.314
human (not animalistic)61.3122227.9125
🥶 (not 🥵)61.343833.119
oxymoron (not tautology)61.348134.014
eastern (not western)61.113329.224
unassuming (not pretentious)61.144231.812
militaristic (not hippie)61.198229.77
philosophical (not real)61.026328.974
libertarian (not socialist)60.851233.3144
sensible (not ludicrous)60.891028.0156
open-minded (not close-minded)60.893030.2146
ironic (not profound)60.659230.019
queer (not straight)60.529232.438
🧗 (not 🛌)60.4102429.233
noble (not jovial)60.498230.37
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.348230.3162
entitled (not grateful)60.273732.89
nihilist (not existentialist)60.127230.830
🌟 (not 💩)60.0134229.520
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.979930.822
💀 (not 🎃)59.975435.714
leader (not follower)59.9112725.810
moderate (not gluttonous)59.897027.78
side character (not main character)59.780228.311
wired (not tired)59.694413.15
exuberant (not subdued)59.490028.434
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.461224.911
heathen (not devout)59.357731.1159
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.363032.325
chic (not cheesy)59.365729.519
involved (not remote)59.2130632.0137
variable (not consistent)59.244533.429
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)59.086833.15
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.976126.811
wolf (not bear)58.994330.57
rich (not poor)58.898323.5137
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.872632.2110
literary (not mathematical)58.699830.4180
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.671930.8160
anarchist (not statist)58.567830.433
formal (not intimate)58.574230.122
punk rock (not preppy)58.566930.936
lustful (not chaste)58.388629.4146
💔 (not 💝)58.366730.023
😜 (not 🤐)58.375235.013
twitchy (not still)58.399228.818
avant-garde (not classical)58.257834.733
🐀 (not 🐘)58.266532.737
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)58.242136.617
hipster (not basic)58.151029.3155
thick (not thin)57.856524.274
utilitarian (not decorative)57.8106936.536
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.683729.433
bad boy (not white knight)57.665724.512
expressive (not stoic)57.5100631.6179
attractive (not repulsive)57.4141128.7181
privileged (not oppressed)57.4117326.326
antagonist (not protagonist)57.438327.412
thinker (not doer)57.342733.623
genocidal (not not genocidal)57.341437.211
grounded (not fantasy-prone)57.285739.85
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.033928.188
chill (not offended)57.059131.441
unstable (not stable)57.099927.15
🎨 (not 🏀)56.9111035.118
🥾 (not 👟)56.878634.516
water (not fire)56.760533.319
orderly (not chaotic)56.593833.9155
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.589529.719
cruel (not kind)56.444921.0136
creepy (not disarming)56.441131.551
vague (not precise)56.339635.999
gossiping (not confidential)56.354534.7116
villainous (not heroic)56.143823.4162
lavish (not frugal)56.173828.6162
miserable (not joyful)56.1106535.311
🐒 (not 🐩)56.173734.615
unfixable (not fixable)56.155330.929
perverted (not clean)55.857228.213
bold (not serious)55.797131.2186
bright (not depressed)55.784828.7102
annoying (not unannoying)55.787029.212
unlucky (not fortunate)55.592127.5170
flirtatious (not prudish)55.597534.214
historical (not modern)55.175230.470
spartan (not glamorous)55.1104233.112
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.0134829.016
respectful (not rude)54.8114727.7149
ambitious (not realistic)54.8114030.118
jealous (not compersive)54.687426.3119
🐮 (not 🐷)54.6114829.228
hopeful (not fearful)54.6116930.37
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.551736.834
prideful (not envious)54.4160127.318
obsessed (not aloof)54.3134031.9156
subjective (not objective)54.384631.045
practical (not imaginative)54.2120633.1121
gendered (not androgynous)54.2177731.861
awkward (not comfortable)54.274931.58
neurotypical (not autistic)54.1153431.2150
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)54.169732.09
rock (not rap)53.9174336.113
social (not reclusive)53.8103131.430
🧐 (not 😎)53.783835.118
dry (not moist)53.788534.234
natural-talent (not hard-work)53.757328.912
abstract (not concrete)53.673232.318
easy (not uptight)53.666428.55
📉 (not 📈)53.543132.920
ugly (not beautiful)53.433328.841
moody (not stable)53.3129731.1150
sober (not indulgent)53.286632.3159
specialist (not generalist)53.1124637.629
mad (not glad)53.1108321.115
loveable (not punchable)53.0128029.538
Pepsi (not Coke)53.069934.422
artistic (not scientific)52.795029.8148
builder (not explorer)52.788029.3138
folksy (not presidential)52.786631.219
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.688230.028
attentive (not interrupting)52.6102931.512
soulful (not soulless)52.5152928.734
complimentary (not insulting)52.5107929.948
hypocritical (not equitable)52.585329.869
old-fashioned (not progressive)52.585429.911
seemly (not inappropriate)52.4119532.913
calm (not anxious)52.374432.0160
unemotional (not emotional)52.348229.514
👻 (not 🤖)52.2104333.629
😭 (not 😀)52.196728.712
💃 (not 🧕)52.1132031.035
delicate (not coarse)52.072827.39
prankster (not anti-prank)52.077935.87
social climber (not nonconformist)51.880930.513
eager (not reluctant)51.6137729.15
hypochondriac (not stoic)51.474230.510
🤑 (not 🤠)51.375734.615
catty (not supportive)51.374029.46
cheery (not sorrowful)51.178028.0161
transient (not permanent)51.181430.741
🥴 (not 🥳)51.1119022.815
parental (not childlike)51.1109119.614
resists change (not likes change)51.1144230.412
egalitarian (not racist)50.8171528.214
fresh (not stinky)50.2144531.626
gloomy (not sunny)50.8114630.733
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)50.7117032.318
air (not earth)50.763134.89

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 (0.769)
  2. Raymond 'Red' Reddington (0.755)
  3. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.738)
  4. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (0.736)
  5. Varys (0.734)
  6. Robert Ford (0.734)
  7. Alastor (0.721)
  8. Olenna Tyrell (0.706)
  9. Petyr Baelish (0.706)
  10. Paul Smecker (0.705)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.529)
  2. Lenny (-0.517)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.468)
  4. Chip Dove (-0.452)
  5. Kevin Malone (-0.45)
  6. Finn Hudson (-0.439)
  7. William Mason (-0.423)
  8. Mike McLintock (-0.418)
  9. Josh Chan (-0.413)
  10. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.391)

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


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