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Paul Atreides 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. 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
important (not irrelevant)96.916.439
extraordinary (not mundane)95.549.219
resourceful (not helpless)91.7589.39
high IQ (not low IQ)90.212210.815
persistent (not quitter)89.718114.140
mighty (not puny)89.62814.821
healthy (not sickly)89.43010.011
deep (not shallow)89.21111.949
confidential (not gossiping)89.14312.79
🧗 (not 🛌)89.03313.752
legit (not scrub)88.73615.924
go-getter (not slugabed)88.65510.241
loyal (not traitorous)88.31739.118
🤺 (not 🏌)88.34114.840
diligent (not lazy)87.922711.517
attractive (not repulsive)87.98611.415
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)87.56617.019
studious (not goof-off)86.810514.149
driven (not unambitious)86.623719.722
existentialist (not nihilist)85.8215.912
works hard (not plays hard)85.77711.615
young (not old)85.67213.216
reserved (not chatty)85.65211.212
treasure (not trash)85.412914.045
prestigious (not disreputable)85.16213.114
competent (not incompetent)84.622417.724
coordinated (not clumsy)84.515519.514
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.420719.319
🌟 (not 💩)84.312016.941
genius (not dunce)84.211117.521
inspiring (not cringeworthy)83.74114.716
introspective (not not introspective)83.63020.348
extreme (not moderate)83.015011.216
sober (not indulgent)82.91815.917
serious (not playful)82.814520.314
dominant (not submissive)82.822018.312
monastic (not hedonist)82.8415.938
valedictorian (not drop out)82.719323.138
beautiful (not ugly)82.527214.616
alpha (not beta)82.418722.619
open-minded (not close-minded)82.34118.812
tasteful (not lewd)82.37016.715
egalitarian (not racist)82.126716.641
human (not animalistic)82.015510.910
curious (not apathetic)81.97821.410
captain (not first-mate)81.814425.919
resolute (not wavering)81.88915.140
utilitarian (not decorative)81.75510.912
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.114919.312
heroic (not villainous)80.925324.619
sorrowful (not cheery)80.87515.26
emancipated (not enslaved)80.78825.023
deviant (not average)80.613429.39
focused on the future (not focused on the present)80.51817.615
sensible (not ludicrous)80.311217.416
weird (not normal)80.212011.513
rational (not whimsical)80.212817.715
political (not nonpolitical)79.810326.317
rich (not poor)79.821921.012
vanilla (not kinky)79.86321.312
workaholic (not slacker)79.636220.811
stylish (not slovenly)79.617510.910
active (not slothful)79.430726.29
brave (not careful)79.312422.019
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.311121.720
arcane (not mainstream)79.28918.410
bold (not shy)79.043721.614
unorthodox (not traditional)78.814220.918
guarded (not open)78.726116.818
interesting (not tiresome)78.715623.924
assertive (not passive)78.730722.518
creative (not conventional)78.611924.216
independent (not codependent)78.619428.514
complimentary (not insulting)78.49917.714
complicated (not simple)78.119225.29
🤠 (not 🤑)78.09417.437
😊 (not 🤣)77.98917.240
sad (not happy)77.910516.17
tactful (not indiscreet)77.810724.146
decisive (not hesitant)77.825712.411
patriotic (not unpatriotic)77.217523.940
alert (not oblivious)77.025826.445
private (not gregarious)76.716814.215
avant-garde (not classical)76.65516.911
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.430130.715
precise (not vague)76.320624.615
fast (not slow)76.220925.218
involved (not remote)76.017628.212
fresh (not stinky)76.024720.849
civilized (not barbaric)75.730522.616
masculine (not feminine)75.730215.314
charming (not awkward)75.721922.716
wholesome (not salacious)75.618921.549
eloquent (not unpolished)75.427025.116
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.816219.316
frugal (not lavish)74.714119.511
minimalist (not pack rat)74.37824.848
mature (not juvenile)74.022716.712
👽 (not 🤡)74.09821.246
direct (not roundabout)73.830721.818
neat (not messy)73.829621.119
well behaved (not mischievous)73.412821.413
soulful (not soulless)73.338929.112
rebellious (not obedient)72.830622.915
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.734324.118
ferocious (not pacifist)72.630323.79
📈 (not 📉)72.613130.354
altruistic (not selfish)72.622626.019
outsider (not insider)72.514018.412
wise (not foolish)72.422617.714
chaste (not lustful)72.38319.019
🦄 (not 🐴)72.212830.939
respectful (not rude)71.827228.415
calm (not anxious)71.610729.622
logical (not emotional)71.515224.813
industrial (not domestic)71.512928.711
kind (not cruel)71.342219.422
genuine (not sarcastic)71.322121.88
tense (not relaxed)71.244325.917
confident (not insecure)71.138221.319
pro (not noob)70.445128.744
orderly (not chaotic)70.228931.36
🐮 (not 🐷)70.07221.725
resistant (not resigned)69.734325.623
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.338628.530
mysterious (not unambiguous)69.219927.617
spiritual (not skeptical)69.18228.113
hard (not soft)69.030116.110
gendered (not androgynous)68.965822.810
humorless (not funny)68.813827.518
🤔 (not 🤫)68.815526.641
thin (not thick)68.725327.615
theist (not atheist)68.610534.414
wild (not tame)68.434716.616
liberal (not conservative)68.328627.143
😇 (not 😈)68.126924.244
authoritarian (not democratic)67.822929.016
hurried (not leisurely)67.821221.115
🤐 (not 😜)67.624625.243
fortunate (not unlucky)67.515428.713
suspicious (not awkward)67.539618.511
cool (not dorky)67.230429.251
pronatalist (not child free)66.912230.415
equitable (not hypocritical)66.827529.019
abstract (not concrete)66.416624.943
straight (not queer)66.262329.912
anarchist (not statist)66.219128.935
compersive (not jealous)65.720128.111
disarming (not creepy)65.746822.424
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)65.426829.242
empirical (not theoretical)65.318623.415
patient (not impatient)65.018831.49
🧕 (not 💃)64.812430.138
cryptic (not straightforward)64.711028.211
strict (not lenient)64.635729.911
🧠 (not 💪)64.650025.138
spicy (not mild)64.542328.727
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.548923.546
innocent (not worldly)64.314433.713
quiet (not loud)64.129526.714
devout (not heathen)64.130430.714
reasonable (not deranged)64.136728.038
formal (not intimate)64.029323.250
angelic (not demonic)63.636419.214
smooth (not rough)63.627133.416
hard (not soft)63.338722.517
obsessed (not aloof)63.239326.211
manicured (not scruffy)63.251324.913
transient (not permanent)63.215440.616
💝 (not 💔)63.226631.431
🎩 (not 🧢)63.137934.240
modest (not flamboyant)62.937631.113
demure (not vain)62.925723.010
sane (not crazy)62.828126.550
astonishing (not methodical)62.617636.311
bookish (not sporty)62.347116.510
high-tech (not low-tech)62.030732.413
official (not backdoor)61.624930.313
instinctual (not reasoned)61.537831.320
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)61.435028.717
😏 (not 😬)61.435631.341
nurturing (not poisonous)61.344727.77
master (not apprentice)61.252831.113
pure (not debased)61.036325.67
objective (not subjective)60.918026.111
🐐 (not 🦒)60.942831.036
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.86823.05
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)60.733428.019
suspicious (not trusting)60.544929.717
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.556432.613
metaphorical (not literal)60.415226.721
honorable (not cunning)60.342028.212
hipster (not basic)60.318217.37
vengeful (not forgiving)60.239630.913
outlaw (not sheriff)60.038132.112
proper (not scandalous)60.037424.79
flexible (not rigid)59.923332.011
angry (not good-humored)59.930527.513
bossy (not meek)59.859426.414
feminist (not sexist)59.754025.938
family-first (not work-first)59.434828.620
tall (not short)59.244824.417
optimistic (not pessimistic)59.134324.318
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.035730.912
philosophical (not real)59.015428.811
armoured (not vulnerable)58.751824.916
miserable (not joyful)58.649222.637
🧐 (not 😎)58.633231.941
stoic (not expressive)57.732632.210
accepting (not judgemental)57.733124.117
mad (not glad)57.747125.641
🥰 (not 🙃)57.736829.441
intellectual (not physical)57.455327.815
feisty (not gracious)57.462122.811
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)57.437933.232
pretentious (not unassuming)57.349125.651
🤖 (not 👻)57.332929.734
🥾 (not 👟)57.235732.433
biased (not impartial)57.165927.619
🥴 (not 🥳)57.142828.039
hoarder (not unprepared)56.851628.516
varied (not repetitive)56.818026.414
social (not reclusive)56.743826.937
purple (not orange)56.634034.014
libertarian (not socialist)56.543834.619
charming (not trusting)56.545329.514
arrogant (not humble)56.451827.219
🦇 (not 🐿)56.334033.548
western (not eastern)55.960424.228
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.753730.215
refined (not rugged)55.651222.118
explorer (not builder)55.541327.816
night owl (not morning lark)55.354025.315
😭 (not 😀)55.241025.846
autistic (not neurotypical)55.011736.924
idealist (not realist)54.938233.113
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.736832.523
sweet (not bitter)54.742220.611
imaginative (not practical)54.728526.215
individualist (not communal)54.653626.210
shy (not playful)54.521823.516
warm (not cold)54.346730.016
cooperative (not competitive)54.231528.810
cautious (not impulsive)53.945034.913
technophile (not luddite)53.739429.89
depressed (not bright)53.639621.68
historical (not modern)53.038229.311
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.047639.710
urban (not rural)53.066832.033
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)53.043430.141
🐘 (not 🐀)53.045735.740
penny-pincher (not overspender)52.753026.539
thick-skinned (not sensitive)52.452930.118
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)52.446629.534
politically correct (not edgy)52.238134.013
jock (not nerd)52.038533.47
scientific (not artistic)51.551932.119
literary (not mathematical)51.556623.010
quarrelsome (not warm)51.454522.419
generalist (not specialist)51.430436.314
multicolored (not monochrome)51.444733.216
stable (not moody)51.032630.918
crafty (not scholarly)50.959423.217
introvert (not extrovert)50.739632.211
street-smart (not sheltered)50.363928.415
bold (not serious)50.453434.818
regular (not zany)50.440226.330
🐒 (not 🐩)50.544627.236

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 (0.816)
  2. Michael Scofield (0.794)
  3. Neo (0.793)
  4. Black Panther (0.788)
  5. Aragorn (0.778)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.584)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.509)
  3. James Taggart (-0.508)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.505)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.491)

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: ENFP (r = 0.67)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.65)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.52)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.48)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.37)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.3)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.22)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.22)
  9. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.18)
  10. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.14)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.12)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.09)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.09)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.04)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.07)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.1)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.1)
  18. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.14)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.18)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.23)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.25)
  22. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.28)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.37)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.64)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.69)


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