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Paul Atreides Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
important (not irrelevant)96.677.054
extraordinary (not mundane)90.84517.536
main character (not side character)90.618116.418
protagonist (not antagonist)89.96310.729
attractive (not repulsive)89.21519.825
🤺 (not 🏌)89.18013.756
dramatic (not comedic)88.85012.371
mighty (not puny)88.77613.734
legit (not scrub)88.74714.731
perceptive (not unobservant)88.720015.4123
🧗 (not 🛌)88.68815.668
persistent (not quitter)88.346917.248
prestigious (not disreputable)88.23612.235
badass (not weakass)87.930615.871
overachiever (not underachiever)87.917320.169
active (not slothful)87.818220.918
motivated (not unmotivated)87.843114.623
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.327016.631
devoted (not unfaithful)87.132814.717
diligent (not lazy)87.048514.130
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)86.91720.273
pointed (not random)86.812513.870
introspective (not not introspective)86.72416.053
inspiring (not cringeworthy)86.36113.024
loyal (not traitorous)86.246318.028
high IQ (not low IQ)86.040816.828
go-getter (not slugabed)85.820813.445
captain (not first-mate)85.619721.326
chosen one (not everyman)85.22825.726
driven (not unambitious)85.148323.830
rich (not poor)84.829718.224
human (not animalistic)84.817316.125
resourceful (not helpless)84.540121.626
privileged (not oppressed)84.524917.3143
stoic (not hypochondriac)84.25216.319
egalitarian (not racist)84.046615.951
intense (not lighthearted)84.028516.7108
interested (not bored)84.09520.274
genius (not dunce)83.822816.7136
studious (not goof-off)83.632517.963
confidential (not gossiping)83.426917.824
spelunker (not claustrophobic)83.42416.9124
competent (not incompetent)83.248418.329
beautiful (not ugly)83.062815.326
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.733124.332
alpha (not beta)82.635422.929
valedictorian (not drop out)82.636022.944
healthy (not sickly)82.523919.926
dominant (not submissive)82.444120.625
deep (not shallow)82.411919.8166
resolute (not wavering)82.316615.243
🌟 (not 💩)82.239022.756
political (not nonpolitical)82.214824.222
independent (not codependent)82.026523.126
clean (not perverted)82.030916.761
complicated (not simple)81.926820.515
workaholic (not slacker)81.859621.921
opinionated (not neutral)81.854918.562
serious (not playful)81.729219.621
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.634515.731
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)81.329820.427
profound (not ironic)81.22618.064
decisive (not hesitant)81.035917.328
assertive (not passive)81.041519.129
existentialist (not nihilist)81.01123.025
monastic (not hedonist)80.71422.549
works hard (not plays hard)80.634014.320
high standards (not desperate)80.621521.870
tasteful (not lewd)80.615114.424
extreme (not moderate)80.537916.922
contrarian (not yes-man)80.514012.721
rational (not whimsical)80.122322.429
young (not old)80.139617.120
queen (not princess)80.030527.316
open-minded (not close-minded)79.916019.821
indie (not pop)79.818520.023
treasure (not trash)79.859621.7145
enlightened (not lost)79.78022.0109
eloquent (not unpolished)79.733522.423
focused on the future (not focused on the present)79.55522.937
haunted (not blissful)79.530822.572
coordinated (not clumsy)79.249325.221
😊 (not 🤣)79.117314.455
curious (not apathetic)78.927422.922
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.822823.828
bold (not shy)78.587219.523
weird (not normal)78.429914.824
brave (not careful)78.330924.324
fast (not slow)78.139623.426
tactful (not indiscreet)78.117724.055
resistant (not resigned)78.125124.3121
demanding (not unchallenging)77.862226.751
radical (not centrist)77.813619.513
🤠 (not 🤑)77.725519.549
neat (not messy)77.643918.330
interesting (not tiresome)77.641523.432
opinionated (not jealous)77.437218.635
alert (not oblivious)77.446927.048
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.441619.199
heroic (not villainous)77.169123.226
sturdy (not flimsy)77.143122.1119
generous (not stingy)76.734020.268
on-time (not tardy)76.759223.660
wise (not foolish)76.630719.429
stylish (not slovenly)76.644021.421
melee (not ranged)76.54527.1108
unorthodox (not traditional)76.137920.722
sorrowful (not cheery)76.029819.425
civilized (not barbaric)76.058819.923
utilitarian (not decorative)76.023524.625
ambitious (not realistic)75.834625.672
masculine (not feminine)75.563216.422
deviant (not average)75.340023.026
outsider (not insider)75.217225.430
vibrant (not geriatric)75.149224.8126
freak (not normie)75.028823.372
minimalist (not pack rat)74.814424.650
altruistic (not selfish)74.737824.431
soulful (not soulless)74.778024.321
fresh (not stinky)74.762922.353
spiritual (not skeptical)74.69523.829
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.640426.446
👽 (not 🤡)74.617522.161
sensible (not ludicrous)74.636524.237
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.551526.831
direct (not roundabout)74.455120.030
involved (not remote)74.344427.125
sad (not happy)74.233617.819
believable (not poorly-written)74.275221.6113
cultured (not rustic)74.134322.123
emancipated (not enslaved)74.040828.537
wholesome (not salacious)74.040124.247
tight (not loose)74.048520.4120
charming (not awkward)73.851425.026
love-focused (not money-focused)73.772222.515
genuine (not sarcastic)73.533723.020
frugal (not lavish)73.425718.230
respectful (not rude)73.352224.627
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)73.359925.1118
mysterious (not unambiguous)73.130024.829
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)73.113622.8113
presidential (not folksy)73.037324.4112
attentive (not interrupting)72.930126.370
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)72.830825.824
reserved (not chatty)72.838124.220
cryptic (not straightforward)72.88125.514
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.575927.0109
prideful (not envious)72.556215.426
compersive (not jealous)72.422824.618
still (not twitchy)72.416025.165
kind (not cruel)72.286520.337
precise (not vague)72.254423.425
hunter (not gatherer)72.250729.4110
strict (not lenient)72.146425.916
arcane (not mainstream)72.130424.619
pensive (not serene)72.144624.472
📈 (not 📉)71.833130.365
one-faced (not two-faced)71.866030.470
tense (not relaxed)71.686823.326
chaste (not lustful)71.518319.423
sober (not indulgent)71.321923.833
gloomy (not sunny)71.249219.4110
confident (not insecure)71.272823.534
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.234327.454
avant-garde (not classical)71.120627.121
🤔 (not 🤫)71.022429.062
empath (not psychopath)70.966327.974
pro (not noob)70.891327.155
proper (not scandalous)70.742427.019
complimentary (not insulting)70.745325.323
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)70.773725.846
pure (not debased)70.644724.422
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)70.436126.921
hard (not soft)70.053519.921
chivalrous (not businesslike)70.032918.822
analysis (not common sense)70.040230.322
white knight (not bad boy)70.059326.522
OCD (not ADHD)69.858527.361
genocidal (not not genocidal)69.722329.716
rebellious (not obedient)69.476224.219
calm (not anxious)69.425828.831
🎩 (not 🧢)69.457633.350
highbrow (not lowbrow)69.348124.628
guarded (not open)69.293223.442
theist (not atheist)69.220530.618
prudish (not flirtatious)69.028814.920
private (not gregarious)68.866223.726
freelance (not corporate)68.867428.287
self-improving (not self-destructive)68.731130.0105
fighter (not lover)68.744622.888
frenzied (not sleepy)68.694720.491
stubborn (not accommodating)68.594428.773
liberal (not conservative)68.461625.954
summer (not winter)68.452137.014
cosmopolitan (not provincial)68.138826.119
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.157523.5108
wooden (not plastic)68.068923.020
rock (not rap)68.0113422.822
patient (not impatient)67.827529.730
🐮 (not 🐷)67.624422.336
natural-talent (not hard-work)67.518524.872
hurried (not leisurely)67.442123.228
manicured (not scruffy)67.487923.521
🦄 (not 🐴)67.435232.661
vanilla (not kinky)67.243929.821
quiet (not loud)67.247926.224
thin (not thick)67.257531.231
orderly (not chaotic)67.162527.614
creative (not conventional)66.956730.832
humorless (not funny)66.831125.540
🧠 (not 💪)66.793824.461
gendered (not androgynous)66.5136725.420
cool (not dorky)66.563629.655
abstract (not concrete)66.531423.744
triggered (not trolling)66.464325.482
equitable (not hypocritical)66.453326.7129
frank (not sugarcoated)66.4103123.624
bossy (not meek)66.397126.421
nurturing (not poisonous)66.377728.215
wild (not tame)66.280524.125
factual (not exaggerating)66.252930.763
giving (not receiving)66.176031.630
logical (not emotional)66.143228.430
instinctual (not reasoned)65.962329.529
secretive (not open-book)65.981427.3107
ferocious (not pacifist)65.877626.622
angelic (not demonic)65.870520.117
😇 (not 😈)65.861425.865
reasonable (not deranged)65.771326.445
tall (not short)65.570023.263
machiavellian (not transparent)65.449828.519
pronatalist (not child free)65.026228.428
🧕 (not 💃)64.922029.254
disarming (not creepy)64.899521.628
dry (not moist)64.841531.9112
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.751532.850
musical (not off-key)64.736327.1105
cynical (not gullible)64.682026.116
obsessed (not aloof)64.574226.824
🤐 (not 😜)64.558328.256
high-tech (not low-tech)64.358130.626
poetic (not factual)64.339325.8110
devout (not heathen)64.257030.021
smooth (not rough)64.252326.632
industrial (not domestic)64.245330.717
fortunate (not unlucky)64.040633.723
efficient (not overprepared)64.084430.4116
authoritarian (not democratic)63.950531.034
varied (not repetitive)63.920427.225
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.999724.753
armoured (not vulnerable)63.684227.041
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')63.67626.115
😏 (not 😬)63.665630.862
💀 (not 🎃)63.562130.858
master (not apprentice)63.495833.032
stoic (not expressive)63.344626.926
hard (not soft)63.373122.526
💝 (not 💔)63.358732.855
quirky (not predictable)63.255325.923
earth (not air)63.179032.269
spicy (not mild)62.988028.732
mature (not juvenile)62.479129.237
🐐 (not 🦒)62.375830.746
competitive (not cooperative)62.292227.522
innocent (not jaded)62.233023.520
communal (not individualist)62.131433.628
formal (not intimate)62.061225.458
chortling (not giggling)61.885924.990
family-first (not work-first)61.572529.626
feminist (not sexist)61.5109027.143
purple (not orange)61.452231.930
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.1102530.632
sane (not crazy)61.063527.750
angry (not good-humored)60.857227.827
distant (not touchy-feely)60.877328.214
straight (not queer)60.7126528.718
English (not German)60.4149232.186
bookish (not sporty)60.2101720.518
fixable (not unfixable)60.288333.192
sage (not whippersnapper)60.253929.099
bright (not depressed)60.165724.117
idealist (not realist)60.161832.432
subdued (not exuberant)60.145227.4111
miserable (not joyful)60.091321.940
well behaved (not mischievous)59.961922.725
objective (not subjective)59.944823.916
🤖 (not 👻)59.957730.953
goth (not flower child)59.947323.413
proactive (not reactive)59.937038.115
multicolored (not monochrome)59.863331.124
head@clouds (not down2earth)59.763032.240
night owl (not morning lark)59.792025.229
dog person (not cat person)59.669334.728
anarchist (not statist)59.362033.846
experimental (not reliable)59.363531.4138
suspicious (not awkward)59.1103626.020
optimistic (not pessimistic)59.171324.232
traumatized (not flourishing)59.0106629.1116
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.095427.162
vegan (not cannibal)58.980330.394
nerd (not jock)58.895928.515
🥾 (not 👟)58.868831.546
epic (not deep)58.762331.958
refined (not rugged)58.692823.027
feisty (not gracious)58.4115627.123
circular (not linear)58.452431.796
emotional (not unemotional)58.4122732.331
never cries (not often crying)58.492229.925
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.272330.531
metrosexual (not macho)58.298326.5120
empirical (not theoretical)58.171627.831
loveable (not punchable)58.1106226.8107
philosophical (not real)58.033829.220
🥵 (not 🥶)58.083231.666
western (not eastern)57.7118221.030
honorable (not cunning)57.699130.5126
vengeful (not forgiving)57.580331.834
scientific (not artistic)57.485729.140
metaphorical (not literal)57.438228.734
hoarder (not unprepared)57.499428.824
mad (not glad)57.491324.750
washed (not muddy)57.4106531.022
intellectual (not physical)57.3112026.624
🥰 (not 🙃)57.382630.656
picky (not always down)57.389524.416
consistent (not variable)57.199232.3108
accepting (not judgemental)57.075324.038
gamer (not non-gamer)56.953234.468
social (not reclusive)56.890625.045
pretentious (not unassuming)56.893527.360
scheduled (not spontaneous)56.699231.927
Coke (not Pepsi)56.663934.954
offended (not chill)56.593827.1110
shy (not playful)56.237821.825
preppy (not punk rock)56.2103929.092
doer (not thinker)56.2114528.073
demure (not vain)56.177124.920
🎨 (not 🏀)56.1109631.759
😭 (not 😀)56.077725.960
🐘 (not 🐀)56.076035.860
vintage (not trendy)56.0128727.251
reassuring (not fearmongering)56.0102430.214
French (not Russian)55.9105529.294
sexual (not asexual)55.9122426.763
historical (not modern)55.772132.326
🧐 (not 😎)55.775833.259
dramatic (not no-nonsense)55.691132.821
bold (not serious)55.594931.430
thrifty (not extravagant)55.587933.423
quarrelsome (not warm)55.493924.429
technophile (not luddite)55.472530.218
romantic (not dispassionate)55.4129730.298
concise (not long-winded)55.283629.423
cocky (not timid)55.0135623.925
good-cook (not bad-cook)54.977627.240
transient (not permanent)54.860239.618
literary (not mathematical)54.6112029.121
astonishing (not methodical)54.563035.024
flexible (not rigid)54.570731.522
🥴 (not 🥳)54.5100227.152
sensitive (not thick-skinned)54.479628.437
penny-pincher (not overspender)54.399425.046
modest (not flamboyant)54.299030.731
biased (not impartial)54.2143328.932
cheesy (not chic)54.094225.222
urban (not rural)53.8133932.138
edgy (not politically correct)53.7103829.424
🦇 (not 🐿)53.772933.660
explorer (not builder)53.595630.728
cautious (not impulsive)53.190632.426
imaginative (not practical)53.164428.330
grateful (not entitled)53.092629.971
Roman (not Greek)52.991435.595
generalist (not specialist)52.854636.025
worldly (not innocent)52.7135331.732
autistic (not neurotypical)52.632935.131
charming (not trusting)52.5101530.828
slow-talking (not fast-talking)52.562427.3108
tautology (not oxymoron)52.450434.625
introvert (not extrovert)52.280929.830
official (not backdoor)52.283531.321
crafty (not scholarly)52.2117022.836
suspicious (not trusting)52.0107632.133
libertarian (not socialist)52.0113035.241
hipster (not basic)52.069624.323
blacksmith (not tailor)52.071028.0100
bitter (not sweet)51.992720.720
arrogant (not humble)51.5108630.532
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)51.494431.060
warm (not cold)51.3109432.530
zany (not regular)51.3111529.338
moody (not stable)51.2133130.423
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)51.2102329.458
naive (not paranoid)51.166027.017
sheriff (not outlaw)51.098128.620
realistic (not fantastical)51.0116032.860
expressive (not monotone)50.1128424.714
water (not fire)50.277434.377
street-smart (not sheltered)50.6127032.122
🐒 (not 🐩)50.490629.255
Swedish (not Italian)50.495832.383

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 (0.824)
  2. Michael Scofield (0.807)
  3. Moiraine Damodred (0.793)
  4. Ender Wiggin (0.786)
  5. Black Panther (0.778)
  6. Neo (0.774)
  7. Benjamin Sisko (0.773)
  8. Gandalf (0.772)
  9. Aragorn (0.771)
  10. Lady Jessica (0.768)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.553)
  2. Mike McLintock (-0.547)
  3. Kermit (-0.526)
  4. Tommy (-0.522)
  5. James Taggart (-0.495)
  6. The Deep (-0.489)
  7. Kevin Malone (-0.487)
  8. Dennis Nedry (-0.461)
  9. Jake Harper (-0.451)
  10. Bob Pinciotti (-0.446)

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

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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