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The Narrator Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
tense (not relaxed)89.210512.7637
depressed (not bright)89.21012.9548
miserable (not joyful)88.83811.1134
sad (not happy)87.73312.6675
gloomy (not sunny)87.45815.771
sorrowful (not cheery)86.44712.9671
introvert (not extrovert)85.84413.6687
self-destructive (not self-improving)85.66920.469
anxious (not calm)85.49216.5612
insecure (not confident)84.93115.9630
pessimistic (not optimistic)84.55417.1640
reclusive (not social)83.88915.0206
serious (not playful)83.523514.4602
codependent (not independent)83.55021.0722
nerd (not jock)83.328716.7658
haunted (not blissful)82.919822.485
first-mate (not captain)82.714620.6711
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.021216.664
self-conscious (not self-assured)81.93922.0598
traumatized (not flourishing)81.917917.887
submissive (not dominant)81.88618.9615
😭 (not 😀)81.63418.6140
beta (not alpha)81.610419.6587
thinker (not doer)81.33221.481
bookish (not sporty)81.142516.3568
quiet (not loud)80.914017.6658
modest (not flamboyant)80.414919.5579
child free (not pronatalist)80.315225.1556
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.038422.6172
hesitant (not decisive)79.93819.6674
awkward (not charming)79.69117.4630
meek (not bossy)79.47618.4593
guarded (not open)79.349818.2600
private (not gregarious)79.225919.3662
lost (not enlightened)79.211124.370
skeptical (not spiritual)78.836320.0611
winter (not summer)78.819224.575
thin (not thick)78.614519.9457
work-first (not family-first)78.529020.9717
passive (not assertive)78.35121.1537
urban (not rural)78.330923.7192
crazy (not sane)78.223325.1121
mad (not glad)78.024919.6122
reserved (not chatty)77.726021.2653
sickly (not healthy)77.56820.1661
bitter (not sweet)77.326720.7599
🤐 (not 😜)77.320421.796
atheist (not theist)77.224624.6120
twitchy (not still)77.228022.481
subdued (not exuberant)76.95320.167
dramatic (not comedic)76.943819.069
moody (not stable)76.845824.5640
serious (not bold)76.810721.0633
night owl (not morning lark)76.837627.0490
unmotivated (not motivated)76.72524.063
🙃 (not 🥰)76.520222.6189
shy (not playful)76.46018.7608
scheduled (not spontaneous)76.442624.6701
🥴 (not 🥳)76.413720.5120
😬 (not 😏)76.39323.9108
basic (not hipster)76.224724.3641
two-faced (not one-faced)75.920728.466
🧠 (not 💪)75.861521.0164
apprentice (not master)75.713924.9273
paranoid (not naive)75.324728.182
mild (not spicy)75.114522.4632
low self esteem (not narcissistic)75.112527.582
monochrome (not multicolored)75.020126.9120
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.950124.4100
high IQ (not low IQ)74.595917.6660
desperate (not high standards)74.515027.376
uninspiring (not charismatic)74.44923.4629
sheltered (not street-smart)74.417423.6574
cold (not warm)74.230420.2519
confidential (not gossiping)74.264623.4706
English (not German)74.171425.466
shy (not bold)74.06121.4652
intellectual (not physical)73.959322.2625
mundane (not extraordinary)73.88226.2654
dorky (not cool)73.625421.6118
🐀 (not 🐘)73.416924.8173
enslaved (not emancipated)73.36126.5620
off-key (not musical)73.320123.968
sensitive (not thick-skinned)73.223321.6698
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.956624.6578
pensive (not serene)72.841424.863
rock (not rap)72.879023.675
angry (not good-humored)72.724421.5515
introspective (not not introspective)72.739025.6200
triggered (not trolling)72.232225.074
repetitive (not varied)72.221126.6252
works hard (not plays hard)72.166924.5618
prudish (not flirtatious)72.121617.974
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.123022.7551
🧐 (not 😎)72.026424.7124
🛌 (not 🧗)71.916528.0199
monotone (not expressive)71.815725.989
unlucky (not fortunate)71.630523.8603
believable (not poorly-written)71.497723.679
hypochondriac (not stoic)71.414329.663
jealous (not compersive)71.334823.7561
claustrophobic (not spelunker)71.39225.986
conventional (not creative)71.226928.0613
gatherer (not hunter)71.236025.162
methodical (not astonishing)71.143124.6634
timid (not cocky)71.114524.875
complicated (not simple)71.068929.6605
puny (not mighty)70.911722.5627
offended (not chill)70.645224.475
careful (not brave)70.416123.3609
straight (not queer)70.488727.1225
princess (not queen)70.418623.371
vanilla (not kinky)70.334226.2643
flimsy (not sturdy)70.215524.166
gendered (not androgynous)70.1119329.1216
💔 (not 💝)70.030527.2192
dispassionate (not romantic)70.015927.980
dry (not moist)69.925725.368
intense (not lighthearted)69.978128.472
vulnerable (not armoured)69.623428.1524
studious (not goof-off)69.686824.7146
western (not eastern)69.539431.3184
stuttering (not rhythmic)69.512823.879
🐴 (not 🦄)69.347931.3107
rigid (not flexible)69.246624.5627
envious (not prideful)68.94829.962
stoic (not expressive)68.730726.2647
obsessed (not aloof)68.557027.6566
egalitarian (not racist)68.4127723.3101
human (not animalistic)68.494127.0589
tailor (not blacksmith)68.461025.361
hurried (not leisurely)68.338624.6696
deep (not epic)68.218623.168
psychopath (not empath)68.237127.775
trusting (not charming)68.121122.2619
geriatric (not vibrant)68.113226.169
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)68.025832.681
thrifty (not extravagant)68.038825.567
🎨 (not 🏀)67.980223.164
frugal (not lavish)67.547625.7582
important (not irrelevant)67.5122231.8234
🧕 (not 💃)67.416326.9188
remote (not involved)67.37427.5581
biased (not impartial)67.372026.7575
tame (not wild)67.334626.9625
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.360626.589
analysis (not common sense)67.349124.573
slovenly (not stylish)67.127524.6629
indie (not pop)66.966732.374
obedient (not rebellious)66.736729.7605
scientific (not artistic)66.662022.7612
roundabout (not direct)66.612926.3636
🧢 (not 🎩)66.653028.9121
quarrelsome (not warm)66.564123.5572
slugabed (not go-getter)66.56627.0121
secretive (not open-book)66.579230.569
distant (not touchy-feely)66.560427.274
underachiever (not overachiever)66.414729.672
loyal (not traitorous)66.3127225.1626
formal (not intimate)66.350427.3201
devoted (not unfaithful)66.3133930.365
unambitious (not driven)66.24728.4525
bored (not interested)66.19931.077
diligent (not lazy)66.0146925.1595
melee (not ranged)65.818232.567
bashful (not exhibitionist)65.817926.676
jaded (not innocent)65.888428.663
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)65.733229.0115
cautious (not impulsive)65.653729.1668
oblivious (not alert)65.628527.7126
proper (not scandalous)65.558025.5583
fearmongering (not reassuring)65.542527.065
often crying (not never cries)65.540927.272
awkward (not suspicious)65.432228.5607
civilized (not barbaric)65.396225.8604
modern (not historical)65.264126.7409
🥶 (not 🥵)65.130428.361
judgemental (not accepting)65.060529.4421
outsider (not insider)64.850633.5445
oxymoron (not tautology)64.826730.441
protagonist (not antagonist)64.7107930.865
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)64.638229.371
corporate (not freelance)64.443829.278
rational (not whimsical)64.273528.1641
soft (not hard)64.254526.5639
tight (not loose)64.190530.676
humorless (not funny)64.038425.4613
vintage (not trendy)64.0100229.664
soft (not hard)63.953825.4131
💀 (not 🎃)63.960333.063
subjective (not objective)63.831130.6114
foolish (not wise)63.743422.8609
wavering (not resolute)63.714126.5117
sensible (not ludicrous)63.679027.6635
cooperative (not competitive)63.541129.4620
punchable (not loveable)63.440629.275
water (not fire)63.442633.569
reasoned (not instinctual)63.340628.5606
perceptive (not unobservant)63.2136931.370
young (not old)63.199720.6584
reactive (not proactive)63.146729.663
scholarly (not crafty)63.044026.1726
workaholic (not slacker)63.0129927.9129
slow (not fast)62.920123.5556
👟 (not 🥾)62.958031.3111
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.759930.9519
unpatriotic (not patriotic)62.718229.3107
📉 (not 📈)62.718232.4128
pointed (not random)62.6116832.170
main character (not side character)62.472333.565
cringeworthy (not inspiring)62.246126.0130
noob (not pro)62.024128.6133
tactful (not indiscreet)62.085427.5107
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.063128.061
🐒 (not 🐩)61.951230.399
stinky (not fresh)61.934326.4203
orderly (not chaotic)61.678031.1621
mainstream (not arcane)61.636630.8583
generalist (not specialist)61.621030.9117
hypocritical (not equitable)61.553027.7165
helpless (not resourceful)61.415828.2120
weakass (not badass)61.428328.377
white knight (not bad boy)61.388725.276
innocent (not worldly)61.232925.1618
debased (not pure)61.262926.0583
clumsy (not coordinated)61.242726.2597
selfish (not altruistic)61.160527.7682
resigned (not resistant)61.09129.4636
unfixable (not fixable)60.941329.074
classical (not avant-garde)60.876128.898
deep (not shallow)60.895329.0173
bad-cook (not good-cook)60.859927.761
masculine (not feminine)60.7100423.1668
sarcastic (not genuine)60.763730.2602
disreputable (not prestigious)60.739325.9542
unchallenging (not demanding)60.622932.278
neat (not messy)60.598732.0453
deranged (not reasonable)60.554831.7131
vengeful (not forgiving)60.474627.9601
metrosexual (not macho)60.389726.486
chortling (not giggling)60.392728.969
well behaved (not mischievous)60.160829.2638
variable (not consistent)60.139833.360
yes-man (not contrarian)60.134932.259
🐐 (not 🦒)60.090030.7167
tiresome (not interesting)59.922829.2645
traditional (not unorthodox)59.959530.7118
🤖 (not 👻)59.957731.4114
libertarian (not socialist)59.755330.4536
poor (not rich)59.757124.5645
transient (not permanent)59.740529.3210
soulless (not soulful)59.732431.1106
nihilist (not existentialist)59.627034.9117
minimalist (not pack rat)59.670330.0101
OCD (not ADHD)59.698433.183
centrist (not radical)59.545032.463
refined (not rugged)59.489325.7626
💩 (not 🌟)59.331828.4121
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)59.369630.3132
slow-talking (not fast-talking)59.339727.381
individualist (not communal)59.292132.6138
weird (not normal)59.193830.9669
slothful (not active)59.116827.0531
whippersnapper (not sage)59.161626.362
demure (not vain)59.066528.6564
mathematical (not literary)58.947830.6563
realistic (not ambitious)58.947134.863
cheesy (not chic)58.976723.165
poisonous (not nurturing)58.856925.0228
utilitarian (not decorative)58.7100530.1104
preppy (not punk rock)58.797427.183
dramatic (not no-nonsense)58.680529.2232
cultured (not rustic)58.696626.660
respectful (not rude)58.5100626.3625
🐿 (not 🦇)58.590032.6121
entitled (not grateful)58.576527.060
muddy (not washed)58.447729.662
apathetic (not curious)58.325430.3584
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.367831.6662
Swedish (not Italian)58.261130.773
overprepared (not efficient)58.220630.678
practical (not imaginative)58.1104533.7496
average (not deviant)58.146331.5471
manicured (not scruffy)58.1111929.7716
emotional (not unemotional)58.1124033.764
philosophical (not real)58.033831.3446
pacifist (not ferocious)57.956230.0617
democratic (not authoritarian)57.888829.6575
sleepy (not frenzied)57.511832.484
sexist (not feminist)57.447523.6139
suspicious (not trusting)57.390930.1628
🤔 (not 🤫)57.393335.098
ironic (not profound)57.370730.263
domestic (not industrial)57.264929.5109
👽 (not 🤡)57.283728.0101
on-time (not tardy)57.1118531.963
asexual (not sexual)57.045730.977
everyman (not chosen one)57.064433.363
cynical (not gullible)57.0109130.877
moderate (not extreme)56.952431.7609
regular (not zany)56.961032.8117
stingy (not generous)56.956826.882
purple (not orange)56.871130.4502
technophile (not luddite)56.867326.9498
trash (not treasure)56.829827.6144
head@clouds (not down2earth)56.772133.5597
unassuming (not pretentious)56.759031.6120
scrub (not legit)56.728326.7147
strict (not lenient)56.591528.3604
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.589732.2770
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)56.5109531.061
accommodating (not stubborn)56.534831.385
abstract (not concrete)56.460530.6128
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.292930.4196
experimental (not reliable)56.172631.381
uncreative (not open to new experinces)56.036730.7612
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)56.073828.7172
builder (not explorer)55.974828.6676
beautiful (not ugly)55.9152623.9135
freak (not normie)55.992932.968
cat person (not dog person)55.981134.566
attractive (not repulsive)55.7141724.2618
high-tech (not low-tech)55.783026.4553
folksy (not presidential)55.775629.362
tasteful (not lewd)55.6120426.3543
close-minded (not open-minded)55.658628.1760
persistent (not quitter)55.3185230.0109
cunning (not honorable)55.267426.3601
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.191530.9630
circular (not linear)55.069533.877
jealous (not opinionated)55.029232.463
genius (not dunce)54.9131823.6617
anarchist (not statist)54.977733.9176
heathen (not devout)54.871927.2540
official (not backdoor)54.774530.1677
theoretical (not empirical)54.645632.0602
oppressed (not privileged)54.657831.473
humble (not arrogant)54.577728.0613
salacious (not wholesome)54.572427.5106
fighter (not lover)54.488930.675
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.344331.5424
valedictorian (not drop out)54.3122330.2107
factual (not poetic)54.3103530.875
self-disciplined (not disorganized)54.2133831.7590
unprepared (not hoarder)54.258229.5549
earth (not air)54.2122533.565
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.1117826.1563
machiavellian (not transparent)54.184126.964
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.994330.8535
insulting (not complimentary)53.879926.6100
😊 (not 🤣)53.8117127.3116
knowledgeable (not ignorant)53.8139729.366
demonic (not angelic)53.775122.0634
always down (not picky)53.761829.674
cannibal (not vegan)53.483830.763
attentive (not interrupting)53.496629.465
clean (not perverted)53.4126329.085
chaste (not lustful)53.373928.2605
rough (not smooth)53.387926.5583
Roman (not Greek)53.387931.656
kind (not cruel)53.2140123.5675
impatient (not patient)53.2117529.7240
Pepsi (not Coke)53.266932.860
predictable (not quirky)53.282932.160
politically correct (not edgy)53.176631.0666
realist (not idealist)53.196334.7142
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)53.089328.8120
🐮 (not 🐷)53.0120630.9161
French (not Russian)53.0117529.962
cryptic (not straightforward)52.942732.3616
feisty (not gracious)52.9134325.5604
creepy (not disarming)52.946927.0229
nonpolitical (not political)52.674232.1582
giving (not receiving)52.4120130.678
monastic (not hedonist)52.274729.695
🏌 (not 🤺)52.240332.6119
heroic (not villainous)52.1146321.6615
🤠 (not 🤑)52.1120929.3115
short (not tall)52.078122.3670
factual (not exaggerating)52.095831.972
plastic (not wooden)52.042535.064
not genocidal (not genocidal)51.9144033.380
metaphorical (not literal)51.857332.5675
precise (not vague)51.8135929.9421
goth (not flower child)51.770525.763
indulgent (not sober)51.6103231.7602
emotional (not logical)51.5108631.3651
outlaw (not sheriff)51.597828.7614
😈 (not 😇)51.591126.8134
autistic (not neurotypical)51.435429.5584
non-gamer (not gamer)51.0124632.285
conspiracist (not sheeple)50.9142432.4416
conservative (not liberal)50.967429.4123
opinionated (not neutral)50.9175531.674
unpolished (not eloquent)50.276529.6658
fantastical (not realistic)50.283235.367
sugarcoated (not frank)50.241728.259
money-focused (not love-focused)50.763927.462
incompetent (not competent)50.637629.2611
mature (not juvenile)50.4113128.6126
long-winded (not concise)50.594928.556

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. Shinji Ikari (0.749)
  2. Dale Harding (0.737)
  3. Stuart Bloom (0.719)
  4. Joel Barish (0.716)
  5. Peter Doppler (0.698)
  6. Cyril Figgis (0.689)
  7. Bonnie Winterbottom (0.684)
  8. Pete Hornberger (0.682)
  9. Richard Hendricks (0.668)
  10. Vanya Hargreeves (0.666)
  1. Miss Patty (-0.587)
  2. Robin Hood (-0.575)
  3. Emmett Cullen (-0.552)
  4. Goh Peik Lin (-0.534)
  5. Donna Meagle (-0.533)
  6. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (-0.532)
  7. C.J. Parker (-0.53)
  8. Genie (-0.526)
  9. Mitch Buchannon (-0.525)
  10. Ferris Bueller (-0.524)

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

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


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