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Paul Atreides Descriptive Personality Statistics

Paul Atreides is a character from Dune.

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
important (not irrelevant)96.767.051
devoted (not unfaithful)92.9599.38
extraordinary (not mundane)92.12915.429
mighty (not puny)90.43911.229
protagonist (not antagonist)90.24110.217
perceptive (not unobservant)89.813413.3119
stoic (not hypochondriac)89.6714.19
loyal (not traitorous)89.52359.723
attractive (not repulsive)89.51149.722
🤺 (not 🏌)89.16213.752
dramatic (not comedic)89.14212.268
legit (not scrub)89.03415.427
badass (not weakass)88.523115.267
persistent (not quitter)88.339417.346
🧗 (not 🛌)88.37215.964
diligent (not lazy)87.837513.525
overachiever (not underachiever)87.815020.466
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)87.61219.367
motivated (not unmotivated)87.139116.614
high IQ (not low IQ)87.031113.622
prestigious (not disreputable)87.04812.621
pointed (not random)86.711313.968
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.625517.228
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)86.56013.412
active (not slothful)86.420721.816
human (not animalistic)86.211211.818
inspiring (not cringeworthy)86.24913.522
introspective (not not introspective)86.12216.748
go-getter (not slugabed)86.116813.343
captain (not first-mate)85.217721.924
studious (not goof-off)85.121216.256
confidential (not gossiping)85.017318.920
queen (not princess)85.016022.59
driven (not unambitious)84.942024.628
competent (not incompetent)84.734717.126
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)84.618320.822
beautiful (not ugly)84.646114.622
genius (not dunce)84.516915.6132
privileged (not oppressed)84.522517.5139
existentialist (not nihilist)84.3317.919
intense (not lighthearted)84.023916.7108
interested (not bored)84.07320.473
healthy (not sickly)83.718020.422
workaholic (not slacker)83.740819.318
resourceful (not helpless)83.737723.322
egalitarian (not racist)83.541316.049
focused on the future (not focused on the present)83.41618.425
alpha (not beta)83.429421.924
spelunker (not claustrophobic)83.31817.1121
clean (not perverted)83.121016.953
rich (not poor)83.029819.718
extreme (not moderate)83.025910.220
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.728924.731
valedictorian (not drop out)82.730623.243
deep (not shallow)82.69419.8162
contrarian (not yes-man)82.6768.312
political (not nonpolitical)82.512524.721
🌟 (not 💩)82.330622.955
dominant (not submissive)82.238820.222
works hard (not plays hard)82.223712.819
resolute (not wavering)82.214115.442
complicated (not simple)82.121422.812
monastic (not hedonist)82.11119.647
tasteful (not lewd)81.810615.119
opinionated (not neutral)81.747819.155
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.628617.025
sorrowful (not cheery)81.610313.714
profound (not ironic)81.52318.359
serious (not playful)81.126720.615
young (not old)81.028917.718
high standards (not desperate)80.918621.466
decisive (not hesitant)80.731217.926
independent (not codependent)80.726923.524
opinionated (not jealous)80.417918.617
radical (not centrist)80.47615.38
proactive (not reactive)80.31022.87
treasure (not trash)80.248720.7143
white knight (not bad boy)80.221126.111
curious (not apathetic)80.218422.818
assertive (not passive)80.239519.726
rational (not whimsical)80.119023.127
haunted (not blissful)79.825022.969
weird (not normal)79.822213.320
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.718223.827
enlightened (not lost)79.76322.2106
open-minded (not close-minded)79.712520.519
tactful (not indiscreet)79.411323.851
indie (not pop)79.215827.210
coordinated (not clumsy)79.043125.818
bold (not shy)78.874620.019
😊 (not 🤣)78.615414.752
sensible (not ludicrous)78.518522.430
demanding (not unchallenging)78.352826.747
interesting (not tiresome)78.332424.128
wise (not foolish)78.123117.724
sturdy (not flimsy)78.034221.0117
resistant (not resigned)77.921924.6118
avant-garde (not classical)77.97018.817
🤠 (not 🤑)77.919219.847
eloquent (not unpolished)77.933923.120
alert (not oblivious)77.938326.645
heroic (not villainous)77.855023.325
sad (not happy)77.718816.015
fast (not slow)77.633525.519
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.534519.298
generous (not stingy)77.527019.665
chosen one (not everyman)77.414132.114
brave (not careful)77.428325.222
utilitarian (not decorative)77.316821.221
charming (not awkward)77.034023.424
freak (not normie)77.021422.165
emancipated (not enslaved)76.924626.833
arcane (not mainstream)76.914821.215
melee (not ranged)76.43327.3106
civilized (not barbaric)76.249821.619
on-time (not tardy)76.252623.856
wholesome (not salacious)76.128621.843
fresh (not stinky)76.048821.148
neat (not messy)75.943018.626
direct (not roundabout)75.843121.424
cynical (not gullible)75.737514.86
patriotic (not unpatriotic)75.731625.742
spiritual (not skeptical)75.57523.728
genocidal (not not genocidal)75.412824.59
vibrant (not geriatric)75.341425.1122
reserved (not chatty)75.325522.219
unorthodox (not traditional)75.233122.119
ambitious (not realistic)75.131626.267
masculine (not feminine)74.955617.020
👽 (not 🤡)74.913422.058
frugal (not lavish)74.719117.317
OCD (not ADHD)74.734622.553
outsider (not insider)74.616926.726
tight (not loose)74.538920.2115
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.328319.922
genuine (not sarcastic)74.125121.517
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)74.149924.4112
minimalist (not pack rat)73.714125.047
believable (not poorly-written)73.768421.7109
soulful (not soulless)73.669125.319
stylish (not slovenly)73.445621.117
sober (not indulgent)73.315020.227
altruistic (not selfish)73.236724.529
involved (not remote)73.243527.720
hunter (not gatherer)73.240528.8107
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)72.911922.9110
cryptic (not straightforward)72.87625.514
presidential (not folksy)72.832024.3111
prideful (not envious)72.84659.012
cultured (not rustic)72.734919.59
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.550827.824
📈 (not 📉)72.523829.861
attentive (not interrupting)72.526926.767
deviant (not average)72.443026.917
prudish (not flirtatious)72.317414.09
still (not twitchy)72.314025.563
confident (not insecure)72.160722.028
respectful (not rude)72.147725.020
compersive (not jealous)72.118927.914
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.067627.1105
pensive (not serene)72.040624.770
pro (not noob)71.974327.950
🤔 (not 🤫)71.814628.558
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')71.8923.66
pure (not debased)71.735124.719
precise (not vague)71.748425.321
mysterious (not unambiguous)71.728427.222
creative (not conventional)71.636428.028
love-focused (not money-focused)71.666925.210
one-faced (not two-faced)71.657030.967
strict (not lenient)71.540729.712
kind (not cruel)71.275021.233
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.159926.040
gloomy (not sunny)71.140819.5109
tense (not relaxed)71.076025.021
calm (not anxious)70.917728.828
chaste (not lustful)70.815319.220
empath (not psychopath)70.656628.470
humorless (not funny)70.618724.933
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.330727.148
🎩 (not 🧢)70.247132.647
naive (not paranoid)70.014122.68
guarded (not open)69.976222.732
summer (not winter)69.940033.19
never cries (not often crying)69.947520.79
fighter (not lover)69.834021.885
orderly (not chaotic)69.648227.013
devout (not heathen)69.631726.616
gendered (not androgynous)69.6106420.615
obsessed (not aloof)69.544828.212
🐮 (not 🐷)69.215221.734
hard (not soft)69.148218.717
complimentary (not insulting)69.042925.621
self-improving (not self-destructive)69.025429.9103
ferocious (not pacifist)68.759421.014
logical (not emotional)68.730926.326
liberal (not conservative)68.650026.551
frenzied (not sleepy)68.680720.491
rebellious (not obedient)68.267125.317
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.250123.7105
freelance (not corporate)68.059128.583
private (not gregarious)67.957125.023
patient (not impatient)67.923230.424
stubborn (not accommodating)67.883129.269
hurried (not leisurely)67.436023.228
cosmopolitan (not provincial)67.334826.618
natural-talent (not hard-work)67.316823.568
angry (not good-humored)67.233026.918
theist (not atheist)67.121331.816
thin (not thick)66.948530.626
abstract (not concrete)66.826423.241
frank (not sugarcoated)66.784822.88
bossy (not meek)66.684625.719
authoritarian (not democratic)66.638730.729
proper (not scandalous)66.647027.216
wild (not tame)66.567923.822
industrial (not domestic)66.232630.616
🧠 (not 💪)66.281524.957
secretive (not open-book)66.267627.3106
factual (not exaggerating)66.144730.962
triggered (not trolling)66.153825.581
analysis (not common sense)66.145232.98
🦄 (not 🐴)65.933033.556
straight (not queer)65.996127.914
equitable (not hypocritical)65.945426.8126
angelic (not demonic)65.859020.615
cool (not dorky)65.856230.251
giving (not receiving)65.665530.914
disarming (not creepy)65.581820.926
pronatalist (not child free)65.322927.924
🧕 (not 💃)65.317029.451
spicy (not mild)65.170728.728
💀 (not 🎃)65.147430.156
rock (not rap)65.1110323.617
reasonable (not deranged)65.062226.740
chivalrous (not businesslike)65.039524.910
dry (not moist)64.935432.1109
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.845726.817
quiet (not loud)64.744025.820
vanilla (not kinky)64.445631.218
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.284724.446
musical (not off-key)64.231427.1103
poetic (not factual)64.233326.0108
🤐 (not 😜)64.149628.355
efficient (not overprepared)63.972430.4115
😇 (not 😈)63.856425.458
fortunate (not unlucky)63.636433.019
nurturing (not poisonous)63.673128.713
hard (not soft)63.662622.623
well behaved (not mischievous)63.443221.518
armoured (not vulnerable)63.472724.129
mature (not juvenile)63.466130.329
🐐 (not 🦒)63.457030.145
instinctual (not reasoned)63.359929.721
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)63.147732.345
😏 (not 😬)63.156530.858
manicured (not scruffy)63.085123.117
suspicious (not awkward)62.978724.717
wooden (not plastic)62.883233.26
master (not apprentice)62.784633.830
🤖 (not 👻)62.739130.149
smooth (not rough)62.449629.923
communal (not individualist)62.324130.521
💝 (not 💔)62.352433.651
earth (not air)62.271632.267
multicolored (not monochrome)61.947632.220
anarchist (not statist)61.845732.444
formal (not intimate)61.753024.651
innocent (not jaded)61.729324.019
hoarder (not unprepared)61.668127.421
feminist (not sexist)61.591727.143
competitive (not cooperative)61.381929.118
empirical (not theoretical)61.344527.227
chortling (not giggling)61.376924.886
picky (not always down)61.261414.86
bright (not depressed)61.154424.810
objective (not subjective)61.133424.514
sane (not crazy)61.153027.048
quirky (not predictable)60.853430.910
family-first (not work-first)60.762929.925
fixable (not unfixable)60.671533.289
varied (not repetitive)60.524627.122
sage (not whippersnapper)60.444628.897
stoic (not expressive)60.345830.313
exhibitionist (not bashful)60.278527.458
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.192531.330
refined (not rugged)60.076122.323
scheduled (not spontaneous)60.079229.923
feisty (not gracious)60.096626.820
English (not German)59.9130432.083
subdued (not exuberant)59.838326.1104
night owl (not morning lark)59.779524.726
demure (not vain)59.554520.916
western (not eastern)59.386820.627
tall (not short)59.277622.421
experimental (not reliable)59.154531.7129
miserable (not joyful)59.079922.136
intellectual (not physical)58.892829.219
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.760724.427
philosophical (not real)58.727430.418
circular (not linear)58.743831.794
technophile (not luddite)58.551729.113
purple (not orange)58.453833.126
traumatized (not flourishing)58.489729.1113
vegan (not cannibal)58.367730.691
loveable (not punchable)58.388126.6103
metrosexual (not macho)58.283926.2116
epic (not deep)58.255932.356
cocky (not timid)58.2107125.813
scientific (not artistic)58.171731.528
accepting (not judgemental)58.159524.333
shy (not playful)58.026822.020
bookish (not sporty)57.991418.617
historical (not modern)57.856228.717
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.762730.129
Coke (not Pepsi)57.549634.851
tautology (not oxymoron)57.522137.011
mad (not glad)57.479024.847
consistent (not variable)57.483332.3103
concise (not long-winded)57.460130.519
honorable (not cunning)57.384030.6124
idealist (not realist)57.260332.729
pretentious (not unassuming)57.279826.558
🥾 (not 👟)57.262332.042
unemotional (not emotional)57.232529.619
social (not reclusive)57.176224.141
🐘 (not 🐀)57.162335.857
sexual (not asexual)57.1103126.261
🥰 (not 🙃)57.069831.154
astonishing (not methodical)56.746535.322
🎨 (not 🏀)56.692131.857
offended (not chill)56.481326.9104
preppy (not punk rock)56.488029.191
reassuring (not fearmongering)56.483626.99
quarrelsome (not warm)56.379323.427
machiavellian (not transparent)56.367827.99
🥵 (not 🥶)56.175231.860
sensitive (not thick-skinned)56.063527.331
gamer (not non-gamer)56.047334.965
metaphorical (not literal)55.937829.130
doer (not thinker)55.997628.271
vengeful (not forgiving)55.872632.030
moody (not stable)55.8102229.520
good-cook (not bad-cook)55.761627.638
vintage (not trendy)55.5111227.350
arrogant (not humble)55.485227.725
😭 (not 😀)55.466925.759
🧐 (not 😎)55.365033.554
washed (not muddy)55.295320.25
street-smart (not sheltered)55.199531.418
French (not Russian)55.092829.789
romantic (not dispassionate)55.0111730.194
high-tech (not low-tech)54.971230.119
🦇 (not 🐿)54.958933.157
goth (not flower child)54.950426.17
edgy (not politically correct)54.886430.519
flexible (not rigid)54.857831.817
transient (not permanent)54.850539.618
🥴 (not 🥳)54.683427.048
chic (not cheesy)54.666327.711
nerd (not jock)54.491229.011
suspicious (not trusting)54.386331.529
cautious (not impulsive)54.375032.922
charming (not trusting)54.380031.622
penny-pincher (not overspender)54.385625.943
bold (not serious)53.983831.828
crafty (not scholarly)53.993222.929
cold (not warm)53.569831.324
autistic (not neurotypical)53.422936.228
official (not backdoor)53.267632.616
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.170034.029
sheriff (not outlaw)53.179529.318
🐩 (not 🐒)53.183028.749
grateful (not entitled)53.176030.170
modest (not flamboyant)52.788930.128
libertarian (not socialist)52.695634.732
sweet (not bitter)52.681019.517
mathematical (not literary)52.457625.216
dog person (not cat person)52.481734.019
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.387134.217
Roman (not Greek)52.281635.593
thrifty (not extravagant)52.282032.913
innocent (not worldly)52.045732.926
hipster (not basic)52.056821.416
biased (not impartial)52.0130329.824
explorer (not builder)51.984431.224
slow-talking (not fast-talking)51.854427.1106
introvert (not extrovert)51.768731.426
urban (not rural)51.7119933.034
blacksmith (not tailor)51.660428.495
zany (not regular)51.595828.834
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)51.585229.954
imaginative (not practical)51.457728.528
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)51.479331.556
water (not fire)51.461534.073
expressive (not monotone)51.3104825.610
touchy-feely (not distant)51.371735.67
realistic (not fantastical)51.296833.058
generalist (not specialist)51.154037.419
Swedish (not Italian)50.179331.880

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Morpheus (0.821)
  2. Michael Scofield (0.797)
  3. Ender Wiggin (0.778)
  4. Black Panther (0.774)
  5. Gandalf (0.765)
  6. Aragorn (0.765)
  7. Benjamin Sisko (0.764)
  8. Neo (0.757)
  9. Princess Leia (0.756)
  10. Trinity (0.755)
  1. Mike McLintock (-0.556)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.545)
  3. Kermit (-0.515)
  4. Tommy (-0.508)
  5. James Taggart (-0.505)
  6. Kevin Malone (-0.488)
  7. The Deep (-0.485)
  8. Jake Harper (-0.462)
  9. Dennis Nedry (-0.46)
  10. A.J. Soprano (-0.446)

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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