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Baron Vladimir Harkonnen Personality Statistics

Baron Vladimir Harkonnen 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
authoritarian (not democratic)98.624.414
repulsive (not attractive)98.314.117
ferocious (not pacifist)98.235.016
punchable (not loveable)98.245.3104
selfish (not altruistic)97.543.116
creepy (not disarming)96.727.024
dominant (not submissive)96.695.414
😈 (not 😇)96.656.445
sexist (not feminist)96.647.531
vengeful (not forgiving)96.4126.019
quarrelsome (not warm)96.226.614
heathen (not devout)96.115.514
insulting (not complimentary)96.026.230
soulless (not soulful)95.837.211
ugly (not beautiful)95.718.423
sickly (not healthy)95.616.814
flamboyant (not modest)95.539.920
industrial (not domestic)95.515.96
stinky (not fresh)95.438.752
suspicious (not trusting)95.0910.012
scandalous (not proper)94.958.014
debased (not pure)94.858.516
assertive (not passive)94.8136.615
privileged (not oppressed)94.83214.5103
bossy (not meek)94.6217.716
extreme (not moderate)94.3207.424
thick (not thin)94.2312.417
rich (not poor)94.1558.117
💩 (not 🌟)93.8810.129
cunning (not honorable)93.7411.6132
demonic (not angelic)93.71510.610
narcissistic (not low self esteem)93.72515.2103
cannibal (not vegan)93.699.2113
villainous (not heroic)93.42310.018
cold (not warm)93.41414.216
arrogant (not humble)93.34311.016
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)93.2620.519
judgemental (not accepting)92.9349.512
competitive (not cooperative)92.85312.113
indulgent (not sober)92.81516.619
captain (not first-mate)92.7339.718
old (not young)92.6118.514
worldly (not innocent)92.588.120
bitter (not sweet)92.5269.617
cruel (not kind)92.32310.922
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)92.1316.340
unfixable (not fixable)91.91012.0118
poisonous (not nurturing)91.73016.916
deranged (not reasonable)91.71011.645
🐷 (not 🐮)91.7312.943
salacious (not wholesome)91.61518.950
kinky (not vanilla)91.51213.321
intense (not lighthearted)91.55013.9125
suspicious (not awkward)91.3410.616
deviant (not average)91.31610.113
trash (not treasure)90.6718.1170
loud (not quiet)90.36821.820
biased (not impartial)90.31421.215
traitorous (not loyal)90.21412.617
mischievous (not well behaved)90.29321.713
feisty (not gracious)90.2289.513
lustful (not chaste)90.01925.624
crazy (not sane)89.92314.360
skeptical (not spiritual)89.61910.912
driven (not unambitious)89.221219.715
🦇 (not 🐿)89.21220.438
political (not nonpolitical)89.14418.922
rebellious (not obedient)89.011319.517
lewd (not tasteful)88.91023.918
exuberant (not subdued)88.93416.088
rude (not respectful)88.63417.621
hard (not soft)88.55918.519
obsessed (not aloof)88.32616.416
vain (not demure)88.24615.112
offended (not chill)88.04118.1119
edgy (not politically correct)87.94119.722
moody (not stable)87.88420.317
pretentious (not unassuming)87.74222.360
🤑 (not 🤠)87.73519.743
animalistic (not human)87.5810.811
💔 (not 💝)87.52214.330
🥴 (not 🥳)87.4722.645
hedonist (not monastic)87.2721.040
cringeworthy (not inspiring)87.12523.619
spicy (not mild)86.78722.415
expressive (not stoic)86.48911.811
ludicrous (not sensible)86.33312.415
hard (not soft)86.37726.920
empirical (not theoretical)86.2321.121
slovenly (not stylish)86.12114.414
hypocritical (not equitable)86.04020.0115
decisive (not hesitant)85.71279.612
mad (not glad)85.75618.536
awkward (not charming)85.52719.616
lavish (not frugal)85.57422.113
hunter (not gatherer)85.410923.197
zany (not regular)85.36219.942
🙃 (not 🥰)85.33923.735
wild (not tame)85.214921.916
jealous (not compersive)85.16014.110
racist (not egalitarian)85.11520.344
bold (not shy)84.940822.316
disreputable (not prestigious)84.92729.415
weird (not normal)84.810319.422
sarcastic (not genuine)84.86416.323
backdoor (not official)84.76622.614
slothful (not active)84.41420.417
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.37723.095
individualist (not communal)83.911229.416
chatty (not reserved)83.816611.29
experimental (not reliable)83.86918.896
miserable (not joyful)83.77518.532
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.57826.422
chaotic (not orderly)83.312023.015
playful (not shy)83.323012.37
corporate (not freelance)83.36427.7121
resourceful (not helpless)83.134125.517
resistant (not resigned)82.86720.6117
persistent (not quitter)82.660818.640
rough (not smooth)82.65719.212
close-minded (not open-minded)82.57616.417
crafty (not scholarly)82.210522.718
dorky (not cool)82.16716.030
frenzied (not sleepy)81.415320.0123
slow (not fast)81.01412.711
secretive (not open-book)80.721023.094
impatient (not patient)80.522126.019
moist (not dry)80.52125.388
Russian (not French)80.43222.294
angry (not good-humored)80.28229.213
high-tech (not low-tech)80.113518.815
🐐 (not 🦒)80.12428.539
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)80.013436.810
shallow (not deep)80.06224.2122
🛌 (not 🧗)79.75630.248
🤣 (not 😊)79.55924.239
off-key (not musical)79.45625.5104
strict (not lenient)79.319026.912
not introspective (not introspective)79.32926.533
rigid (not flexible)79.213417.210
scruffy (not manicured)79.215125.616
pack rat (not minimalist)78.44419.939
hoarder (not unprepared)78.16822.619
atheist (not theist)77.916434.29
outlaw (not sheriff)77.821929.031
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.630526.714
extrovert (not introvert)77.225624.612
urban (not rural)77.125430.630
😬 (not 😏)77.06131.458
orange (not purple)76.97936.018
conservative (not liberal)76.59734.434
gloomy (not sunny)76.421627.3103
whimsical (not rational)76.315023.111
night owl (not morning lark)76.227323.222
queer (not straight)76.15129.216
master (not apprentice)75.940126.733
impulsive (not cautious)75.925927.917
🥾 (not 👟)75.815528.040
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.741430.138
plays hard (not works hard)75.312531.418
humorless (not funny)74.910627.817
barbaric (not civilized)74.810224.115
real (not philosophical)74.819127.913
self-assured (not self-conscious)74.735127.120
unpolished (not eloquent)74.714229.316
Roman (not Greek)74.75029.290
🧐 (not 😎)74.514024.540
short (not tall)74.315322.219
dramatic (not no-nonsense)74.224136.913
gendered (not androgynous)74.170333.522
western (not eastern)74.011926.845
resolute (not wavering)74.031629.351
chortling (not giggling)74.021332.8101
rugged (not refined)73.623024.819
geriatric (not vibrant)73.65229.3109
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)73.026225.148
guarded (not open)72.950732.317
alpha (not beta)72.946230.516
involved (not remote)72.537021.76
arcane (not mainstream)72.521130.414
overspender (not penny-pincher)72.518735.332
💃 (not 🧕)71.639930.637
indiscreet (not tactful)71.37733.650
gregarious (not private)71.218326.915
builder (not explorer)71.116622.715
tiresome (not interesting)70.87130.315
instinctual (not reasoned)70.734728.618
pro (not noob)70.661027.137
bold (not serious)70.431529.023
German (not English)70.42034.282
😭 (not 😀)70.317728.239
scrub (not legit)69.88032.544
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)69.714723.626
spontaneous (not scheduled)69.530331.414
important (not irrelevant)69.574125.549
perceptive (not unobservant)69.574829.093
messy (not neat)69.124727.715
basic (not hipster)68.936733.821
careful (not brave)68.812730.117
presidential (not folksy)68.435531.192
extraordinary (not mundane)67.955730.016
juvenile (not mature)67.631133.18
lost (not enlightened)67.330529.2104
head@clouds (not down2earth)67.028934.114
child free (not pronatalist)67.045331.112
🐒 (not 🐩)66.826934.441
tense (not relaxed)66.772931.916
alert (not oblivious)66.657130.148
pessimistic (not optimistic)66.431531.813
street-smart (not sheltered)66.456132.115
📉 (not 📈)66.38738.252
incompetent (not competent)66.211432.718
🐴 (not 🦄)66.136734.634
uninspiring (not charismatic)65.88129.020
simple (not complicated)65.313933.310
anxious (not calm)65.246727.811
creative (not conventional)65.042123.119
nihilist (not existentialist)64.811733.121
codependent (not independent)64.725320.07
masculine (not feminine)64.459934.622
concrete (not abstract)64.242730.832
unambiguous (not mysterious)64.140537.817
scientific (not artistic)63.746628.822
technophile (not luddite)63.730132.314
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.734035.512
practical (not imaginative)63.658030.919
stuttering (not rhythmic)63.516027.9120
🐀 (not 🐘)63.328338.429
punk rock (not preppy)63.236232.4112
Italian (not Swedish)63.039931.783
believable (not poorly-written)63.098226.6113
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.831237.1104
drop out (not valedictorian)62.730232.740
emotional (not logical)62.648531.816
gossiping (not confidential)62.629935.326
🎩 (not 🧢)62.652235.734
trolling (not triggered)62.619037.898
🤡 (not 👽)62.525638.039
unpatriotic (not patriotic)62.310236.632
dispassionate (not romantic)62.319034.6117
disorganized (not self-disciplined)62.224535.415
insider (not outsider)62.229143.413
🧠 (not 💪)62.270537.639
work-first (not family-first)62.149234.212
foolish (not wise)61.933628.519
repetitive (not varied)61.946929.715
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')61.67238.07
specialist (not generalist)61.652027.97
armoured (not vulnerable)61.562533.112
nerd (not jock)61.460026.413
avant-garde (not classical)61.131935.613
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)61.145932.536
emancipated (not enslaved)60.968937.423
metaphorical (not literal)60.719829.019
claustrophobic (not spelunker)60.521131.196
literary (not mathematical)59.759233.010
sad (not happy)59.761425.216
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)59.735836.19
unorthodox (not traditional)59.755835.325
high IQ (not low IQ)59.697831.826
neurotypical (not autistic)59.491232.714
unlucky (not fortunate)59.246032.519
statist (not anarchist)59.049639.037
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.067230.0102
charming (not trusting)58.755120.69
overprepared (not efficient)58.713430.8107
precise (not vague)58.375529.416
mighty (not puny)58.280828.716
utilitarian (not decorative)58.269636.917
traumatized (not flourishing)58.170333.9108
ranged (not melee)58.050436.0100
clumsy (not coordinated)57.832031.316
genius (not dunce)56.581830.3123
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.554737.320
sorrowful (not cheery)56.468528.819
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.433331.814
monochrome (not multicolored)56.351541.717
🤐 (not 😜)56.355932.731
direct (not roundabout)56.185133.315
sage (not whippersnapper)56.147030.0100
lazy (not diligent)55.913633.816
realist (not idealist)55.858334.916
subjective (not objective)55.550338.116
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.759435.226
serious (not playful)54.574036.111
👻 (not 🤖)54.458936.537
bookish (not sporty)54.375429.717
goof-off (not studious)54.239028.936
intellectual (not physical)53.979132.010
loose (not tight)53.937037.6109
sturdy (not flimsy)53.688134.2107
circular (not linear)53.653037.291
slacker (not workaholic)53.526440.213
formal (not intimate)53.559331.442
open to new experinces (not uncreative)53.493234.815
reclusive (not social)53.351130.846
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.151134.325
leisurely (not hurried)53.148542.516
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.045839.589
variable (not consistent)52.742833.887
slugabed (not go-getter)52.515336.637
🤺 (not 🏌)52.4100434.542
poetic (not factual)52.348228.791
astonishing (not methodical)52.245727.913
metrosexual (not macho)52.178934.296
cryptic (not straightforward)51.930140.516
tailor (not blacksmith)51.982135.5110
curious (not apathetic)51.898337.011
historical (not modern)51.555032.212
knowledgeable (not ignorant)51.595633.0109
libertarian (not socialist)51.483638.116
bright (not depressed)51.368731.823
confident (not insecure)51.294833.923
transient (not permanent)50.853730.615
🤫 (not 🤔)50.547036.434

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 Baron Vladimir Harkonnen based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. George Bluth, Sr. (0.84)
  2. Eric Cartman (0.791)
  3. Sheriff of Nottingham (0.789)
  4. Gavin Belson (0.782)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (0.782)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.776)
  2. Beth March (-0.723)
  3. Rita Bennett (-0.701)
  4. Chien-Po (-0.685)
  5. Francis Mulcahy (-0.683)

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 = 0.29)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.27)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.18)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.17)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.12)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.12)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.1)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.07)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.07)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.07)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.07)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.11)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.12)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.14)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.15)
  16. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.2)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.25)
  18. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.29)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.36)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.36)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.39)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.46)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.51)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.62)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.66)


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