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The Narrator Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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
tense (not relaxed)89.29412.7630
depressed (not bright)89.2412.9542
miserable (not joyful)88.72911.2128
gloomy (not sunny)87.84615.368
sad (not happy)87.72012.5673
sorrowful (not cheery)86.43612.9667
introvert (not extrovert)85.82813.6680
anxious (not calm)85.38516.6608
insecure (not confident)84.92515.9628
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.87920.963
pessimistic (not optimistic)84.53917.1639
reclusive (not social)83.96715.0202
serious (not playful)83.519714.3600
codependent (not independent)83.54721.1718
haunted (not blissful)83.415322.280
nerd (not jock)83.325416.7654
first-mate (not captain)82.812120.5709
self-conscious (not self-assured)81.93122.0594
submissive (not dominant)81.87118.9611
beta (not alpha)81.88819.4580
traumatized (not flourishing)81.714318.380
😭 (not 😀)81.32518.7137
bookish (not sporty)81.135916.3563
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)81.021416.351
quiet (not loud)80.911217.6654
modest (not flamboyant)80.512319.4571
thinker (not doer)80.53221.975
child free (not pronatalist)80.313325.0551
hesitant (not decisive)79.93419.6669
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.735423.0163
awkward (not charming)79.68617.3624
guarded (not open)79.441218.1594
meek (not bossy)79.36618.5588
private (not gregarious)79.320019.2659
unmotivated (not motivated)79.11522.254
skeptical (not spiritual)78.931219.9609
mad (not glad)78.820018.6117
winter (not summer)78.616425.760
thin (not thick)78.511220.0451
work-first (not family-first)78.525021.0711
lost (not enlightened)78.310624.865
passive (not assertive)78.34321.2531
urban (not rural)78.227223.8189
crazy (not sane)78.020825.2119
atheist (not theist)77.819224.2118
reserved (not chatty)77.721021.2652
sickly (not healthy)77.35720.2653
bitter (not sweet)77.322920.6595
🤐 (not 😜)77.316021.490
🙃 (not 🥰)77.116121.8183
twitchy (not still)76.925222.480
serious (not bold)76.88721.1630
dramatic (not comedic)76.838919.267
moody (not stable)76.739924.6636
scheduled (not spontaneous)76.737124.4693
night owl (not morning lark)76.631427.1484
shy (not playful)76.54418.6604
subdued (not exuberant)76.34320.659
basic (not hipster)76.222424.3639
🥴 (not 🥳)76.212020.6117
😬 (not 😏)76.08924.1101
🧠 (not 💪)75.752421.2160
apprentice (not master)75.711524.9271
two-faced (not one-faced)75.619227.560
mild (not spicy)75.212622.4623
low self esteem (not narcissistic)75.210127.978
monochrome (not multicolored)74.918026.9115
uninspiring (not charismatic)74.54123.3625
high IQ (not low IQ)74.582517.5654
cold (not warm)74.425819.9517
sheltered (not street-smart)74.415623.7569
confidential (not gossiping)74.254223.4705
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.245024.695
dorky (not cool)74.121120.9110
shy (not bold)74.04821.5649
intellectual (not physical)74.051122.1620
English (not German)74.060125.863
mundane (not extraordinary)73.77226.2651
🐀 (not 🐘)73.613624.7170
sensitive (not thick-skinned)73.519621.2691
off-key (not musical)73.416425.062
paranoid (not naive)73.226329.065
enslaved (not emancipated)73.25226.5616
introspective (not not introspective)73.032025.6193
princess (not queen)72.913421.263
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.849824.6575
desperate (not high standards)72.815527.869
angry (not good-humored)72.720621.6511
claustrophobic (not spelunker)72.66725.679
pensive (not serene)72.537425.258
🛌 (not 🧗)72.214127.8194
repetitive (not varied)72.218426.3244
prudish (not flirtatious)72.217618.267
works hard (not plays hard)72.158224.6612
timid (not cocky)72.110523.667
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.120122.7549
rock (not rap)72.075624.169
hypochondriac (not stoic)71.912128.955
🧐 (not 😎)71.723724.9121
unlucky (not fortunate)71.625323.9600
believable (not poorly-written)71.682323.672
offended (not chill)71.537024.371
triggered (not trolling)71.528725.271
monotone (not expressive)71.412725.770
jealous (not compersive)71.330223.7557
complicated (not simple)71.258129.5601
gatherer (not hunter)71.230625.659
methodical (not astonishing)71.237024.5628
conventional (not creative)71.123228.1610
puny (not mighty)71.010722.4622
dispassionate (not romantic)70.712826.876
careful (not brave)70.414823.4606
vanilla (not kinky)70.429326.2639
straight (not queer)70.480827.1223
💔 (not 💝)70.225127.1189
dry (not moist)69.922726.063
vulnerable (not armoured)69.820228.0522
gendered (not androgynous)69.7105729.1212
🐴 (not 🦄)69.539131.2102
western (not eastern)69.331531.3182
intense (not lighthearted)69.367828.570
rigid (not flexible)69.340624.5620
studious (not goof-off)69.274824.7143
psychopath (not empath)69.031827.769
deep (not epic)68.813622.059
stoic (not expressive)68.725426.1645
human (not animalistic)68.678626.8581
obsessed (not aloof)68.548727.6566
stuttering (not rhythmic)68.512624.568
hurried (not leisurely)68.432624.5690
🎨 (not 🏀)68.466423.060
egalitarian (not racist)68.3107323.3100
flimsy (not sturdy)68.317224.858
trusting (not charming)68.218122.2613
envious (not prideful)68.04330.060
geriatric (not vibrant)67.911726.666
important (not irrelevant)67.8102531.7229
frugal (not lavish)67.641125.7580
underachiever (not overachiever)67.611829.069
biased (not impartial)67.561126.7570
remote (not involved)67.36627.5574
tailor (not blacksmith)67.356526.251
thrifty (not extravagant)67.336826.954
tame (not wild)67.229926.9621
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.125032.774
slovenly (not stylish)67.023524.5625
🧕 (not 💃)66.914227.1183
slugabed (not go-getter)66.95327.1116
obedient (not rebellious)66.831629.7601
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.854226.982
analysis (not common sense)66.843325.368
melee (not ranged)66.613531.554
roundabout (not direct)66.611826.4633
🧢 (not 🎩)66.644528.5112
scientific (not artistic)66.552622.7607
quarrelsome (not warm)66.556323.5568
loyal (not traitorous)66.4105625.1623
unambitious (not driven)66.24028.5522
formal (not intimate)66.242427.5197
often crying (not never cries)66.234527.469
diligent (not lazy)66.0123625.0590
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)66.028229.2112
indie (not pop)66.058132.771
cautious (not impulsive)65.846229.0662
bashful (not exhibitionist)65.815126.673
oblivious (not alert)65.625628.0120
proper (not scandalous)65.549025.6578
civilized (not barbaric)65.482125.7601
awkward (not suspicious)65.427228.6605
bored (not interested)65.39831.358
distant (not touchy-feely)65.353327.466
secretive (not open-book)65.171431.062
modern (not historical)64.954426.7404
judgemental (not accepting)64.952829.5417
devoted (not unfaithful)64.9116231.651
outsider (not insider)64.844733.5441
🥶 (not 🥵)64.728827.949
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)64.732029.767
corporate (not freelance)64.638328.871
wavering (not resolute)64.610825.7112
water (not fire)64.631933.363
soft (not hard)64.346226.3632
vintage (not trendy)64.384029.555
rational (not whimsical)64.264028.1634
humorless (not funny)64.132125.4608
soft (not hard)64.044925.6126
unpatriotic (not patriotic)64.011328.6102
tight (not loose)63.978930.875
foolish (not wise)63.837722.8605
jaded (not innocent)63.779929.456
sensible (not ludicrous)63.666427.6631
cooperative (not competitive)63.532929.4620
💀 (not 🎃)63.552131.955
subjective (not objective)63.426230.4109
reasoned (not instinctual)63.333828.5602
young (not old)63.382620.5581
perceptive (not unobservant)63.3115530.966
scholarly (not crafty)63.137726.1717
white knight (not bad boy)63.169425.470
slow (not fast)63.017923.5553
punchable (not loveable)62.936329.668
centrist (not radical)62.926931.053
workaholic (not slacker)62.8110128.0127
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.650131.0512
fearmongering (not reassuring)62.642427.154
👟 (not 🥾)62.551031.3110
noob (not pro)62.220928.7130
weakass (not badass)62.222728.071
oxymoron (not tautology)62.237630.935
orderly (not chaotic)62.165631.1609
tactful (not indiscreet)62.072627.1100
protagonist (not antagonist)62.097431.950
🐒 (not 🐩)61.944430.495
unchallenging (not demanding)61.917332.274
mainstream (not arcane)61.830630.7579
hypocritical (not equitable)61.845927.9159
stinky (not fresh)61.828426.2198
generalist (not specialist)61.716530.6110
📉 (not 📈)61.717232.5122
helpless (not resourceful)61.613527.9113
variable (not consistent)61.530032.757
unfixable (not fixable)61.435228.966
debased (not pure)61.254726.0578
selfish (not altruistic)61.252727.6677
clumsy (not coordinated)61.236226.2594
innocent (not worldly)61.127825.1615
cringeworthy (not inspiring)61.143625.8125
resigned (not resistant)61.08029.4636
OCD (not ADHD)60.981933.768
sarcastic (not genuine)60.856230.2599
deranged (not reasonable)60.846931.8124
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.858128.954
disreputable (not prestigious)60.734525.9540
deep (not shallow)60.779529.1170
masculine (not feminine)60.685023.1666
neat (not messy)60.684332.1444
pointed (not random)60.6105032.860
vengeful (not forgiving)60.563727.8596
classical (not avant-garde)60.267128.994
soulless (not soulful)60.128231.2102
well behaved (not mischievous)60.052329.1629
chortling (not giggling)60.081428.557
tiresome (not interesting)59.920829.2638
traditional (not unorthodox)59.951630.8114
libertarian (not socialist)59.850630.3532
poor (not rich)59.846524.5640
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)59.858530.4126
🐐 (not 🦒)59.875330.7166
metrosexual (not macho)59.878226.873
ironic (not profound)59.851929.957
entitled (not grateful)59.864027.448
muddy (not washed)59.838429.646
reactive (not proactive)59.752230.249
slow-talking (not fast-talking)59.631827.476
transient (not permanent)59.434329.3207
💩 (not 🌟)59.427328.3116
refined (not rugged)59.378325.7624
nihilist (not existentialist)59.324435.1115
minimalist (not pack rat)59.360730.299
cultured (not rustic)59.382426.755
realistic (not ambitious)59.236935.954
emotional (not unemotional)59.2100033.157
weird (not normal)59.180330.9663
demure (not vain)59.156028.5558
slothful (not active)59.014827.0525
utilitarian (not decorative)59.084730.0103
🤖 (not 👻)59.050631.8107
dramatic (not no-nonsense)58.968629.1229
individualist (not communal)58.979832.6135
mathematical (not literary)58.840830.7559
respectful (not rude)58.783926.2620
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.759228.246
cheesy (not chic)58.767722.861
poisonous (not nurturing)58.649424.9222
whippersnapper (not sage)58.554627.052
practical (not imaginative)58.488033.6493
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.356631.6658
manicured (not scruffy)58.394529.7711
on-time (not tardy)58.398031.957
apathetic (not curious)58.221830.3578
average (not deviant)58.239331.4468
pacifist (not ferocious)58.045329.9614
democratic (not authoritarian)58.073229.6569
everyman (not chosen one)58.051232.253
yes-man (not contrarian)58.035632.040
philosophical (not real)57.929131.3443
Swedish (not Italian)57.851230.667
overprepared (not efficient)57.819130.968
factual (not exaggerating)57.867131.058
🐿 (not 🦇)57.778432.9114
preppy (not punk rock)57.684927.973
sexist (not feminist)57.541724.1133
domestic (not industrial)57.453429.6104
regular (not zany)57.347732.4108
French (not Russian)57.383327.551
suspicious (not trusting)57.279130.1621
stingy (not generous)57.150627.077
🤔 (not 🤫)57.081535.194
moderate (not extreme)56.943831.7605
cynical (not gullible)56.993231.267
technophile (not luddite)56.857326.8495
head@clouds (not down2earth)56.760933.5593
accommodating (not stubborn)56.728031.583
strict (not lenient)56.679128.2600
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.677832.2766
sleepy (not frenzied)56.610932.373
asexual (not sexual)56.637931.275
purple (not orange)56.560630.4496
unassuming (not pretentious)56.549431.8113
trash (not treasure)56.525827.6137
scrub (not legit)56.525326.7146
earth (not air)56.595733.261
👽 (not 🤡)56.374427.794
circular (not linear)56.254633.272
freak (not normie)56.278432.463
cat person (not dog person)56.265834.851
beautiful (not ugly)56.1128223.9131
abstract (not concrete)56.153330.6124
uncreative (not open to new experinces)56.032330.6605
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.080430.6190
persistent (not quitter)56.0155430.2105
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)56.062528.7169
builder (not explorer)55.865128.6668
tasteful (not lewd)55.6101426.2538
attractive (not repulsive)55.6119124.2613
high-tech (not low-tech)55.669526.4547
close-minded (not open-minded)55.649728.0758
oppressed (not privileged)55.644932.065
experimental (not reliable)55.562331.370
anarchist (not statist)55.464933.8174
machiavellian (not transparent)55.469826.847
cunning (not honorable)55.258826.3599
fighter (not lover)55.272830.572
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.178230.9627
valedictorian (not drop out)55.0103830.0103
Pepsi (not Coke)55.044532.456
heathen (not devout)54.961027.2538
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)54.996631.557
genius (not dunce)54.8111923.7610
official (not backdoor)54.862230.0675
folksy (not presidential)54.865229.251
salacious (not wholesome)54.761727.2103
humble (not arrogant)54.664028.0610
theoretical (not empirical)54.540232.0597
self-disciplined (not disorganized)54.2114031.7588
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.237931.6421
unprepared (not hoarder)54.249829.5548
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.1102626.1562
😊 (not 🤣)54.097827.4110
predictable (not quirky)53.968432.357
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.880030.7530
demonic (not angelic)53.764422.0629
jealous (not opinionated)53.627231.957
chaste (not lustful)53.461628.2598
rough (not smooth)53.374226.5580
giving (not receiving)53.399731.572
politically correct (not edgy)53.265331.0661
impatient (not patient)53.2101129.8238
insulting (not complimentary)53.269926.496
factual (not poetic)53.291431.169
kind (not cruel)53.1118323.5668
realist (not idealist)52.982134.9139
🤠 (not 🤑)52.998529.1109
🐮 (not 🐷)52.9101730.8157
Roman (not Greek)52.976632.447
clean (not perverted)52.9107928.779
cryptic (not straightforward)52.837032.2612
feisty (not gracious)52.8116825.3598
creepy (not disarming)52.840627.1224
nonpolitical (not political)52.661632.1579
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.677128.8115
goth (not flower child)52.557226.253
heroic (not villainous)52.3123121.6607
cannibal (not vegan)52.275932.646
knowledgeable (not ignorant)52.1123029.362
short (not tall)52.066622.2599
gamer (not non-gamer)52.057032.270
long-winded (not concise)52.073228.942
frank (not sugarcoated)51.9131027.951
always down (not picky)51.959430.255
metaphorical (not literal)51.849332.4667
monastic (not hedonist)51.864529.791
indulgent (not sober)51.788531.6593
outlaw (not sheriff)51.682628.7606
precise (not vague)51.6118229.8416
emotional (not logical)51.591231.2647
🏌 (not 🤺)51.535732.5114
attentive (not interrupting)51.587129.855
autistic (not neurotypical)51.426729.5581
😈 (not 😇)51.478827.0129
realistic (not fantastical)51.496235.253
conservative (not liberal)51.356829.4120
not genocidal (not genocidal)51.3121233.376
neutral (not opinionated)51.217832.367
conspiracist (not sheeple)51.1120732.2408
unpolished (not eloquent)50.165029.5655
wooden (not plastic)50.7129235.847
incompetent (not competent)50.633029.3606
money-focused (not love-focused)50.655728.345
mature (not juvenile)50.596628.9121

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dale Harding (0.736)
  2. Stuart Bloom (0.726)
  3. Joel Barish (0.711)
  4. Peter Doppler (0.698)
  5. Cyril Figgis (0.694)
  6. Bonnie Winterbottom (0.683)
  7. Richard Hendricks (0.665)
  8. Vanya Hargreeves (0.665)
  9. Bella Swan (0.656)
  10. Dan Humphrey (0.656)
  1. Miss Patty (-0.592)
  2. Robin Hood (-0.583)
  3. Emmett Cullen (-0.554)
  4. Goh Peik Lin (-0.541)
  5. Donna Meagle (-0.54)
  6. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (-0.538)
  7. C.J. Parker (-0.533)
  8. George Weasley (-0.526)
  9. Genie (-0.526)
  10. Mitch Buchannon (-0.525)

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.



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