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The Narrator Personality Statistics

The Narrator is a character from Fight Club. 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
tense (not relaxed)88.88513.2620
depressed (not bright)88.8413.5538
miserable (not joyful)88.8239.9108
sad (not happy)87.61512.4649
gloomy (not sunny)87.34416.652
sorrowful (not cheery)86.33212.6653
introvert (not extrovert)85.82413.8659
anxious (not calm)85.36816.5588
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.77321.550
pessimistic (not optimistic)84.64416.9607
insecure (not confident)84.52316.4620
serious (not playful)84.016213.6589
codependent (not independent)83.94020.3703
nerd (not jock)83.518516.4646
first-mate (not captain)82.911720.3716
reclusive (not social)82.75916.1172
beta (not alpha)81.77419.4539
self-conscious (not self-assured)81.72422.1597
submissive (not dominant)81.26018.9595
quiet (not loud)81.08517.3636
bookish (not sporty)80.927816.5558
modest (not flamboyant)80.99819.1552
😭 (not 😀)80.43119.6119
child free (not pronatalist)80.111025.3544
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.928921.8136
hesitant (not decisive)79.82319.5670
meek (not bossy)79.85318.2596
traumatized (not flourishing)79.714619.156
awkward (not charming)79.66717.1620
private (not gregarious)79.615019.1648
🤐 (not 😜)79.48720.867
thin (not thick)79.18919.3437
guarded (not open)79.133018.3579
crazy (not sane)78.915624.9100
skeptical (not spiritual)78.527620.1609
urban (not rural)78.521123.7169
mad (not glad)78.517517.5102
work-first (not family-first)78.421521.2706
lost (not enlightened)78.39422.344
passive (not assertive)78.14121.5519
🙃 (not 🥰)78.011621.1169
reserved (not chatty)77.415921.5636
bitter (not sweet)77.319220.6581
subdued (not exuberant)77.22521.246
serious (not bold)77.26720.9620
sickly (not healthy)77.24220.1647
apprentice (not master)76.98224.7253
moody (not stable)76.729624.6633
scheduled (not spontaneous)76.630524.5684
shy (not playful)76.52718.4599
night owl (not morning lark)76.526527.1479
basic (not hipster)76.318224.3625
atheist (not theist)76.218725.7107
monochrome (not multicolored)75.812226.193
mild (not spicy)75.59022.2609
dorky (not cool)75.515318.987
🥴 (not 🥳)75.111820.8101
off-key (not musical)75.110922.848
gatherer (not hunter)75.118422.745
high IQ (not low IQ)74.862617.4647
🧠 (not 💪)74.840721.3138
English (not German)74.740126.547
dry (not moist)74.511623.243
😬 (not 😏)74.47824.685
uninspiring (not charismatic)74.23923.7614
sheltered (not street-smart)74.213923.6561
intellectual (not physical)74.040321.9610
mundane (not extraordinary)74.05826.2657
cold (not warm)74.021820.0512
confidential (not gossiping)73.841623.6683
shy (not bold)73.73321.5651
enslaved (not emancipated)73.64026.5609
sensitive (not thick-skinned)73.315221.6698
🐀 (not 🐘)73.111325.2160
introspective (not not introspective)73.024325.3183
angry (not good-humored)72.816921.2513
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.643424.5580
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)72.540726.082
works hard (not plays hard)72.247524.5618
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)71.916623.1556
repetitive (not varied)71.816126.5234
believable (not poorly-written)71.862723.059
🛌 (not 🧗)71.712127.6186
methodical (not astonishing)71.629124.3617
low self esteem (not narcissistic)71.612430.549
dispassionate (not romantic)71.59227.350
unlucky (not fortunate)71.421524.2600
conventional (not creative)71.318227.8608
offended (not chill)71.230425.358
jealous (not compersive)71.125323.8549
triggered (not trolling)71.024924.553
puny (not mighty)70.98122.5618
straight (not queer)70.967326.3218
intense (not lighthearted)70.949928.053
melee (not ranged)70.98029.543
💔 (not 💝)70.621026.9174
🧐 (not 😎)70.621324.7105
studious (not goof-off)70.457924.5114
geriatric (not vibrant)70.27026.052
careful (not brave)70.111123.4587
gendered (not androgynous)70.181629.0206
complicated (not simple)70.047030.1575
western (not eastern)69.820031.0173
vanilla (not kinky)69.824926.5630
vulnerable (not armoured)69.615828.3511
rigid (not flexible)69.532324.4616
secretive (not open-book)69.544829.541
tailor (not blacksmith)69.343527.836
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.19526.960
stoic (not expressive)69.020825.5646
human (not animalistic)69.059726.6575
flimsy (not sturdy)69.013124.343
stuttering (not rhythmic)68.910524.056
egalitarian (not racist)68.880623.190
obsessed (not aloof)68.737627.7568
important (not irrelevant)68.675731.3208
trusting (not charming)68.314322.1607
hurried (not leisurely)68.326324.5681
remote (not involved)68.05227.2585
🐴 (not 🦄)67.932031.794
biased (not impartial)67.650326.6567
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.421634.759
obedient (not rebellious)67.222529.3590
tame (not wild)67.223026.5599
slovenly (not stylish)67.118024.4622
slugabed (not go-getter)67.14626.897
frugal (not lavish)66.935426.2577
scientific (not artistic)66.841222.7597
🧕 (not 💃)66.812326.5179
quarrelsome (not warm)66.645923.5576
unambitious (not driven)66.63628.2510
cautious (not impulsive)66.534628.6647
loyal (not traitorous)66.481124.9625
roundabout (not direct)66.310226.4615
🧢 (not 🎩)66.234527.492
corporate (not freelance)65.929028.447
diligent (not lazy)65.895925.4582
oblivious (not alert)65.720828.1108
formal (not intimate)65.734927.8178
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)65.723429.195
proper (not scandalous)65.638025.3583
👟 (not 🥾)65.632629.195
awkward (not suspicious)65.321828.4614
civilized (not barbaric)65.263925.8591
outsider (not insider)65.035933.3439
soft (not hard)64.933025.9637
judgemental (not accepting)64.842529.6410
soft (not hard)64.833223.7107
modern (not historical)64.742926.7380
unpatriotic (not patriotic)64.67228.990
punchable (not loveable)64.626828.155
🐒 (not 🐩)64.531128.784
variable (not consistent)64.419233.045
rational (not whimsical)64.351428.1632
wavering (not resolute)64.29925.8109
foolish (not wise)63.830722.8591
humorless (not funny)63.726125.6600
cooperative (not competitive)63.626129.4611
sensible (not ludicrous)63.650527.3636
noob (not pro)63.615428.3112
unfixable (not fixable)63.325730.052
orderly (not chaotic)63.149130.5602
reasoned (not instinctual)63.127728.8601
slow (not fast)63.014423.4549
scholarly (not crafty)62.928326.1714
young (not old)62.863120.6559
tight (not loose)62.765930.655
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.541230.8512
subjective (not objective)62.525330.296
hypocritical (not equitable)62.533527.8135
🤖 (not 👻)62.533830.790
mainstream (not arcane)62.323130.5589
generalist (not specialist)62.313730.781
helpless (not resourceful)62.210427.699
tactful (not indiscreet)62.157826.893
selfish (not altruistic)61.941727.4667
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.921927.556
📉 (not 📈)61.614932.1107
circular (not linear)61.629633.049
cringeworthy (not inspiring)61.435024.1108
💩 (not 🌟)61.320028.1106
chortling (not giggling)61.360027.941
clumsy (not coordinated)61.228326.5591
resigned (not resistant)61.26729.3640
workaholic (not slacker)61.287728.4104
perceptive (not unobservant)61.291632.451
deep (not shallow)61.159128.8148
innocent (not worldly)61.023825.1612
debased (not pure)61.044026.0575
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.041930.4117
soulless (not soulful)60.921229.885
nihilist (not existentialist)60.919333.9101
stinky (not fresh)60.923525.5180
disreputable (not prestigious)60.828626.0545
neat (not messy)60.766332.0438
transient (not permanent)60.625229.1202
sarcastic (not genuine)60.544430.0591
classical (not avant-garde)60.451828.979
vengeful (not forgiving)60.151927.8590
masculine (not feminine)60.065423.0651
well behaved (not mischievous)59.640129.4616
tiresome (not interesting)59.617329.1640
demure (not vain)59.643028.1546
deranged (not reasonable)59.638332.6107
minimalist (not pack rat)59.646229.689
libertarian (not socialist)59.542330.5539
utilitarian (not decorative)59.564829.997
whippersnapper (not sage)59.541827.540
respectful (not rude)59.361226.1625
refined (not rugged)59.261425.4623
practical (not imaginative)59.267033.5493
🐿 (not 🦇)59.255832.493
preppy (not punk rock)59.262827.857
poor (not rich)59.138324.5625
slothful (not active)59.110426.8511
weird (not normal)58.962830.8642
domestic (not industrial)58.939130.484
apathetic (not curious)58.716530.0563
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.743931.5671
mathematical (not literary)58.732230.9555
traditional (not unorthodox)58.643231.0103
average (not deviant)58.529831.3452
manicured (not scruffy)58.574129.6713
sexist (not feminist)58.331723.2126
pacifist (not ferocious)58.235629.7615
dramatic (not no-nonsense)58.253429.9219
poisonous (not nurturing)58.238725.0203
🐐 (not 🦒)58.267130.9146
individualist (not communal)58.161332.8119
moderate (not extreme)58.031431.7582
philosophical (not real)57.822431.2442
democratic (not authoritarian)57.656830.0569
scrub (not legit)57.619426.6140
Swedish (not Italian)57.540128.448
strict (not lenient)57.361928.3610
suspicious (not trusting)57.262930.3626
technophile (not luddite)57.144226.8502
beautiful (not ugly)57.195023.8118
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.159331.5165
persistent (not quitter)57.0119730.694
abstract (not concrete)56.939530.9102
head@clouds (not down2earth)56.846833.3593
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.660132.0788
factual (not poetic)56.661630.151
trash (not treasure)56.521128.1121
builder (not explorer)56.151228.4668
attractive (not repulsive)56.090623.8605
uncreative (not open to new experinces)56.026730.3611
unassuming (not pretentious)56.039431.996
purple (not orange)55.848830.5496
🤔 (not 🤫)55.768134.479
valedictorian (not drop out)55.678628.683
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.648528.3158
metrosexual (not macho)55.671128.054
👽 (not 🤡)55.559827.470
tasteful (not lewd)55.477525.9540
high-tech (not low-tech)55.453126.5550
realist (not idealist)55.458734.9119
cunning (not honorable)55.345726.4590
regular (not zany)55.341132.599
overprepared (not efficient)55.318332.160
anarchist (not statist)55.250734.0169
close-minded (not open-minded)55.139628.0746
genius (not dunce)55.083623.7591
official (not backdoor)55.048030.1685
folksy (not presidential)55.050629.243
heathen (not devout)54.947227.1553
experimental (not reliable)54.949430.753
humble (not arrogant)54.747127.9608
self-disciplined (not disorganized)54.587431.4591
theoretical (not empirical)54.429832.0597
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.461630.8633
unprepared (not hoarder)54.436429.5549
politically correct (not edgy)54.145930.7648
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.077726.2576
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.030131.7428
knowledgeable (not ignorant)54.090730.644
sleepy (not frenzied)53.912633.955
demonic (not angelic)53.749321.5614
salacious (not wholesome)53.651826.789
😊 (not 🤣)53.574227.995
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.463230.6524
French (not Russian)53.475627.338
Roman (not Greek)53.456233.423
chaste (not lustful)53.347728.1593
kind (not cruel)53.289923.4656
precise (not vague)53.284529.4412
🐮 (not 🐷)53.273230.8148
heroic (not villainous)53.093421.5601
feisty (not gracious)53.090525.3583
impatient (not patient)53.078030.1226
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)53.058429.2102
insulting (not complimentary)52.956626.983
rough (not smooth)52.858726.3578
🤠 (not 🤑)52.774730.386
cryptic (not straightforward)52.528732.2619
nonpolitical (not political)52.348632.2577
short (not tall)51.952022.2598
🏌 (not 🤺)51.926531.8101
😈 (not 😇)51.859227.0121
conservative (not liberal)51.743929.8103
juvenile (not mature)51.657229.288
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.435531.9401
metaphorical (not literal)51.339032.3662
outlaw (not sheriff)51.365128.5608
oppressed (not privileged)51.341633.055
emotional (not logical)51.171631.1648
indulgent (not sober)51.169331.5596
creepy (not disarming)51.134026.7216
autistic (not neurotypical)51.019329.6582
unpolished (not eloquent)50.150629.5655
cannibal (not vegan)50.962530.635
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)50.380932.140
incompetent (not competent)50.526129.0590
monastic (not hedonist)50.553030.781

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dale Harding (0.738)
  2. Stuart Bloom (0.729)
  3. Joel Barish (0.715)
  4. Cyril Figgis (0.706)
  5. Bonnie Winterbottom (0.7)
  1. Miss Patty (-0.64)
  2. Robin Hood (-0.596)
  3. Emmett Cullen (-0.559)
  4. Goh Peik Lin (-0.548)
  5. Genie (-0.537)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.21)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.15)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.07)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.04)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.05)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.11)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.11)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.12)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.13)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.14)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.17)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.23)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.24)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.29)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.32)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.32)
  17. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.34)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.36)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.38)
  20. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.39)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.41)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.42)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.47)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.58)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.63)


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