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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)97.226.047
protagonist (not antagonist)97.284.84
extraordinary (not mundane)92.72715.428
devoted (not unfaithful)91.810810.35
perceptive (not unobservant)89.914213.3116
mighty (not puny)89.55614.830
dramatic (not comedic)89.53610.471
🧗 (not 🛌)89.25913.457
loyal (not traitorous)89.02679.622
confidential (not gossiping)88.77210.418
persistent (not quitter)88.636617.346
🤺 (not 🏌)88.28514.345
stoic (not hypochondriac)88.02513.47
legit (not scrub)87.96016.230
indie (not pop)87.9348.39
motivated (not unmotivated)87.935614.211
badass (not weakass)87.825416.967
go-getter (not slugabed)87.712610.544
overachiever (not underachiever)87.716420.170
diligent (not lazy)87.340113.023
resourceful (not helpless)87.323819.520
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)87.31319.372
prestigious (not disreputable)87.14712.419
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.023317.029
pointed (not random)86.513814.770
existentialist (not nihilist)86.2413.918
active (not slothful)86.022522.914
high IQ (not low IQ)86.033814.421
human (not animalistic)85.812512.017
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)85.87214.49
attractive (not repulsive)85.523013.024
healthy (not sickly)85.513817.418
inspiring (not cringeworthy)85.55913.820
studious (not goof-off)85.520915.859
🌟 (not 💩)85.219116.248
competent (not incompetent)85.131317.326
driven (not unambitious)85.041523.930
young (not old)84.616712.820
privileged (not oppressed)84.621617.5140
genius (not dunce)84.416216.0138
coordinated (not clumsy)84.424418.417
sorrowful (not cheery)84.36914.210
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)84.318920.423
intense (not lighthearted)84.321916.5114
introspective (not not introspective)84.14519.952
monastic (not hedonist)83.91015.943
beautiful (not ugly)83.844014.721
alpha (not beta)83.728320.824
spelunker (not claustrophobic)83.42016.9123
captain (not first-mate)83.421723.925
interested (not bored)83.010321.174
egalitarian (not racist)82.844616.246
focused on the future (not focused on the present)82.72616.520
high standards (not desperate)82.615920.767
valedictorian (not drop out)82.531422.341
curious (not apathetic)82.412119.316
rational (not whimsical)82.412818.029
deep (not shallow)82.410320.2162
political (not nonpolitical)82.313524.222
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.329725.329
tasteful (not lewd)82.39715.418
profound (not ironic)82.21717.160
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.926117.623
resolute (not wavering)81.815415.143
weird (not normal)81.717912.018
complicated (not simple)81.721722.812
works hard (not plays hard)81.725614.220
opinionated (not neutral)81.648719.063
clean (not perverted)81.326617.958
serious (not playful)80.926220.016
contrarian (not yes-man)80.91308.99
dominant (not submissive)80.941421.319
workaholic (not slacker)80.853819.217
arcane (not mainstream)80.69518.113
haunted (not blissful)80.622621.174
avant-garde (not classical)80.44916.814
rich (not poor)80.432621.815
treasure (not trash)79.846420.6148
extreme (not moderate)79.535420.019
chosen one (not everyman)79.510324.612
assertive (not passive)79.442421.520
reserved (not chatty)79.216119.318
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.219522.127
sensible (not ludicrous)79.019220.024
interesting (not tiresome)78.927422.727
sturdy (not flimsy)78.832719.5124
demanding (not unchallenging)78.850225.851
emancipated (not enslaved)78.818926.029
🤠 (not 🤑)78.816917.142
enlightened (not lost)78.88622.8108
heroic (not villainous)78.748724.222
complimentary (not insulting)78.317217.115
tactful (not indiscreet)78.316023.351
generous (not stingy)78.323519.064
involved (not remote)78.224026.015
decisive (not hesitant)78.040519.317
bold (not shy)77.975020.518
independent (not codependent)77.834225.621
cultured (not rustic)77.721512.96
brave (not careful)77.526625.222
resistant (not resigned)77.523824.1126
eloquent (not unpolished)77.535923.120
radical (not centrist)77.513113.24
😊 (not 🤣)77.416617.046
open-minded (not close-minded)77.417121.615
patriotic (not unpatriotic)77.326923.342
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.335119.6102
alert (not oblivious)77.239126.050
direct (not roundabout)77.037720.323
fast (not slow)76.935324.620
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.839323.023
guarded (not open)76.848715.825
on-time (not tardy)76.749723.858
charming (not awkward)76.634021.724
wise (not foolish)76.526518.122
queen (not princess)76.538424.76
ambitious (not realistic)76.327925.374
outsider (not insider)76.213726.122
freak (not normie)76.222822.668
sad (not happy)76.021716.013
fresh (not stinky)76.046020.849
opinionated (not jealous)75.937121.913
unorthodox (not traditional)75.830221.921
vibrant (not geriatric)75.737425.0126
wholesome (not salacious)75.629721.549
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.622919.321
white knight (not bad boy)75.633429.18
soulful (not soulless)75.259626.019
neat (not messy)75.244218.028
👽 (not 🤡)75.113021.448
sober (not indulgent)75.012120.229
civilized (not barbaric)74.949621.418
stylish (not slovenly)74.940621.317
masculine (not feminine)74.851014.117
utilitarian (not decorative)74.826223.421
prudish (not flirtatious)74.814113.96
melee (not ranged)74.64628.3113
believable (not poorly-written)74.559821.2111
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)74.545824.2115
minimalist (not pack rat)74.411824.251
genuine (not sarcastic)74.324022.116
precise (not vague)74.139925.718
tight (not loose)74.040020.3122
one-faced (not two-faced)73.946729.570
OCD (not ADHD)73.539723.155
genocidal (not not genocidal)73.515025.48
attentive (not interrupting)73.423226.272
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)73.412322.3111
deviant (not average)73.240727.517
presidential (not folksy)73.231424.2114
confident (not insecure)73.156722.026
respectful (not rude)73.041825.720
hunter (not gatherer)72.541429.1110
tense (not relaxed)72.269425.518
creative (not conventional)72.033528.726
still (not twitchy)71.814726.666
📈 (not 📉)71.726430.855
spiritual (not skeptical)71.610826.130
gloomy (not sunny)71.638119.4114
chaste (not lustful)71.215719.120
calm (not anxious)71.216829.425
hard (not soft)71.241917.014
patient (not impatient)71.218531.017
prideful (not envious)71.054410.513
love-focused (not money-focused)71.06272.02
altruistic (not selfish)70.941026.827
compersive (not jealous)70.921826.515
pro (not noob)70.974328.446
pensive (not serene)70.947225.370
summer (not winter)70.936033.59
🦄 (not 🐴)70.724631.742
🐮 (not 🐷)70.611721.629
kind (not cruel)70.472821.032
frank (not sugarcoated)70.464024.58
rebellious (not obedient)70.358627.418
empath (not psychopath)70.254027.775
theist (not atheist)70.016333.615
fighter (not lover)69.933121.885
knowledgeable (not ignorant)69.969228.2109
🤔 (not 🤫)69.823125.944
humorless (not funny)69.819325.530
pure (not debased)69.738025.418
frugal (not lavish)69.734921.517
logical (not emotional)69.229226.023
liberal (not conservative)69.046026.248
factual (not exaggerating)69.036429.166
ferocious (not pacifist)68.958321.214
well behaved (not mischievous)68.630923.718
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.466329.033
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.350623.6105
cryptic (not straightforward)68.212426.816
mysterious (not unambiguous)68.233426.921
straight (not queer)68.286728.215
stubborn (not accommodating)68.278629.071
freelance (not corporate)68.154628.090
😇 (not 😈)68.043623.550
vanilla (not kinky)67.833828.418
frenzied (not sleepy)67.881820.194
private (not gregarious)67.653625.522
obsessed (not aloof)67.550126.313
nurturing (not poisonous)67.558826.412
self-improving (not self-destructive)67.428730.0108
wild (not tame)67.462422.725
cool (not dorky)67.448328.753
suspicious (not awkward)67.362621.815
secretive (not open-book)67.161427.1100
gendered (not androgynous)67.1108820.918
thin (not thick)67.045932.324
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.941328.147
💀 (not 🎃)66.743528.754
natural-talent (not hard-work)66.716923.473
devout (not heathen)66.638428.517
abstract (not concrete)66.627024.549
fortunate (not unlucky)66.627831.418
spicy (not mild)66.263728.529
equitable (not hypocritical)66.043926.3129
bossy (not meek)65.882224.420
quiet (not loud)65.739524.920
pronatalist (not child free)65.722428.424
triggered (not trolling)65.753525.485
never cries (not often crying)65.753023.19
disarming (not creepy)65.676022.527
🧠 (not 💪)65.577124.848
🤐 (not 😜)65.542325.950
hurried (not leisurely)65.442423.327
🧕 (not 💃)65.416229.551
picky (not always down)65.447716.25
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')65.35623.36
concise (not long-winded)65.232120.45
mature (not juvenile)64.959129.522
dry (not moist)64.436832.2110
authoritarian (not democratic)64.342630.728
reasonable (not deranged)64.260527.841
🎩 (not 🧢)64.257033.643
musical (not off-key)64.229826.8106
poetic (not factual)64.032226.5112
empirical (not theoretical)63.732728.524
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.777829.522
anarchist (not statist)63.738730.942
💝 (not 💔)63.645132.135
smooth (not rough)63.442130.622
industrial (not domestic)63.440431.714
strict (not lenient)63.260032.713
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.144127.721
sane (not crazy)63.144726.451
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.183324.248
cynical (not gullible)63.069020.16
cocky (not timid)63.089623.410
manicured (not scruffy)62.881923.716
proper (not scandalous)62.753027.513
formal (not intimate)62.749223.653
chortling (not giggling)62.669724.389
feisty (not gracious)62.584624.818
efficient (not overprepared)62.576830.9122
washed (not muddy)62.568515.64
stoic (not expressive)62.438230.114
communal (not individualist)62.425228.617
😏 (not 😬)62.454930.544
angelic (not demonic)62.264519.116
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.251228.118
master (not apprentice)62.281733.325
feminist (not sexist)62.184026.144
orderly (not chaotic)62.062127.411
angry (not good-humored)62.043227.514
vengeful (not forgiving)61.859331.524
🐐 (not 🦒)61.562831.339
innocent (not jaded)61.431923.910
hard (not soft)61.366221.122
quirky (not predictable)61.349031.59
objective (not subjective)61.132124.414
armoured (not vulnerable)61.075923.725
instinctual (not reasoned)60.765030.522
machiavellian (not transparent)60.552826.88
intellectual (not physical)60.482529.320
accepting (not judgemental)60.451423.125
fixable (not unfixable)60.367533.097
demure (not vain)60.249824.520
sage (not whippersnapper)60.242428.8102
English (not German)60.1121131.386
transient (not permanent)60.030840.020
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.976527.864
hoarder (not unprepared)59.771528.222
family-first (not work-first)59.661930.024
miserable (not joyful)59.673722.340
subdued (not exuberant)59.636726.0106
philosophical (not real)59.423029.415
epic (not deep)59.449831.757
competitive (not cooperative)59.284930.115
🤖 (not 👻)59.249330.640
metrosexual (not macho)59.275126.1121
scheduled (not spontaneous)59.077528.620
tall (not short)59.071923.020
circular (not linear)59.040831.697
varied (not repetitive)58.827527.322
rock (not rap)58.8121924.612
idealist (not realist)58.651832.925
experimental (not reliable)58.652132.0129
earth (not air)58.683132.865
purple (not orange)58.550233.320
pretentious (not unassuming)58.571826.560
sexual (not asexual)58.593326.965
traumatized (not flourishing)58.484029.1115
technophile (not luddite)58.351328.812
mad (not glad)58.374425.346
suspicious (not trusting)58.273130.424
modest (not flamboyant)58.269929.122
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.259933.635
high-tech (not low-tech)58.160931.520
loveable (not punchable)58.182126.9105
bright (not depressed)58.060925.611
night owl (not morning lark)58.082025.928
analysis (not common sense)58.071434.37
🥵 (not 🥶)57.962431.853
preppy (not punk rock)57.879129.195
🥾 (not 👟)57.657531.736
honorable (not cunning)57.576930.7130
refined (not rugged)57.477821.720
innocent (not worldly)57.433631.022
giving (not receiving)57.483933.312
gamer (not non-gamer)57.344034.067
🦇 (not 🐿)57.251333.952
chivalrous (not businesslike)57.059425.35
astonishing (not methodical)56.643234.720
consistent (not variable)56.682932.5105
🎨 (not 🏀)56.687231.056
🧐 (not 😎)56.559433.646
offended (not chill)56.476727.0115
tautology (not oxymoron)56.430236.69
shy (not playful)56.328322.019
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.362629.529
official (not backdoor)56.155631.615
vegan (not cannibal)56.168730.488
western (not eastern)55.998824.228
good-cook (not bad-cook)55.957728.539
charming (not trusting)55.871729.521
explorer (not builder)55.866229.421
🥰 (not 🙃)55.867930.948
chic (not cheesy)55.758824.99
scientific (not artistic)55.673632.826
social (not reclusive)55.577026.640
metaphorical (not literal)55.437328.530
generalist (not specialist)55.435235.616
multicolored (not monochrome)55.464633.619
wooden (not plastic)55.4105535.77
biased (not impartial)55.3110329.123
optimistic (not pessimistic)55.266924.623
cautious (not impulsive)55.168934.717
emotional (not unemotional)55.0103525.312
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.962033.128
bold (not serious)54.977132.629
doer (not thinker)54.997228.470
😭 (not 😀)54.865925.956
literary (not mathematical)54.786723.513
🥴 (not 🥳)54.777127.947
dog person (not cat person)54.771235.411
romantic (not dispassionate)54.6104330.299
vintage (not trendy)54.5105027.952
reassuring (not fearmongering)54.582327.98
goth (not flower child)54.552824.58
quarrelsome (not warm)54.479221.823
penny-pincher (not overspender)54.479826.247
French (not Russian)54.290329.797
Coke (not Pepsi)54.266535.152
edgy (not politically correct)54.184331.218
libertarian (not socialist)53.985535.029
imaginative (not practical)53.948426.720
autistic (not neurotypical)53.720536.329
sweet (not bitter)53.473321.114
historical (not modern)53.461329.218
introvert (not extrovert)53.357729.921
hipster (not basic)53.148921.114
bookish (not sporty)53.194221.520
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.079233.318
proactive (not reactive)53.061026.02
crafty (not scholarly)52.791121.926
fantastical (not realistic)52.764232.163
grateful (not entitled)52.771830.273
zany (not regular)52.587727.736
thrifty (not extravagant)52.376032.815
🐒 (not 🐩)51.969926.842
slow-talking (not fast-talking)51.850626.9114
blacksmith (not tailor)51.855928.693
water (not fire)51.856234.074
urban (not rural)51.6113532.536
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)51.679728.940
Roman (not Greek)51.678734.697
street-smart (not sheltered)51.599830.117
🐘 (not 🐀)51.579935.944
moody (not stable)51.4106330.724
arrogant (not humble)51.491827.323
nerd (not jock)51.391531.09
expressive (not monotone)51.3100325.610
touchy-feely (not distant)51.368635.67
outlaw (not sheriff)51.178231.317
warm (not cold)51.086830.526
naive (not paranoid)51.053919.95
rigid (not flexible)50.294931.715
Swedish (not Italian)50.772831.384
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.471129.120
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)50.575929.448

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 (0.819)
  2. Michael Scofield (0.793)
  3. Black Panther (0.783)
  4. Aragorn (0.771)
  5. Dolores Abernathy (0.763)
  6. Trinity (0.761)
  7. Neo (0.761)
  8. Benjamin Sisko (0.759)
  9. Lady Jessica (0.756)
  10. Gandalf (0.755)
  1. Mike McLintock (-0.541)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.539)
  3. Kermit (-0.521)
  4. Tommy (-0.508)
  5. James Taggart (-0.493)
  6. Kevin Malone (-0.493)
  7. The Deep (-0.468)
  8. Dennis Nedry (-0.455)
  9. Jake Harper (-0.445)
  10. Bob Pinciotti (-0.444)

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: ENTP (r = 0.52)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.39)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.3)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.24)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.24)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.15)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.07)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.03)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.01)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.02)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.06)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.07)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.16)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.18)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.21)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.21)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.22)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.31)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.33)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.34)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.35)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.38)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.45)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.58)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.71)


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