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Alex Karev Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Alex Karev is a character from Grey's Anatomy.

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
straight (not queer)93.31514.3320
sexual (not asexual)92.94811.774
masculine (not feminine)91.112112.2653
bold (not shy)89.231413.2631
cocky (not timid)88.817114.965
flirtatious (not prudish)88.48615.363
street-smart (not sheltered)87.813416.8499
rebellious (not obedient)86.524414.3519
real (not philosophical)86.11715.8447
skeptical (not spiritual)85.810115.1592
stubborn (not accommodating)85.128916.182
gendered (not androgynous)84.927323.0294
jaded (not innocent)84.419614.767
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)84.210623.0198
mischievous (not well behaved)83.730316.8611
impulsive (not cautious)83.419318.2626
😎 (not 🧐)83.414921.2190
🏀 (not 🎨)83.413121.788
never cries (not often crying)83.415217.156
dominant (not submissive)83.341417.8609
guarded (not open)83.331020.7632
competitive (not cooperative)83.234518.3620
lustful (not chaste)82.913319.0556
important (not irrelevant)82.552821.4308
feisty (not gracious)82.223817.9486
frank (not sugarcoated)82.029524.860
scandalous (not proper)81.921017.4533
playful (not shy)81.838719.3603
wild (not tame)81.732015.6584
opinionated (not neutral)80.959923.683
assertive (not passive)80.743121.6532
rugged (not refined)80.515117.6636
fire (not water)80.531723.088
outlaw (not sheriff)80.327518.6533
beautiful (not ugly)80.374720.3450
moody (not stable)80.233618.0616
impatient (not patient)80.132320.1327
doer (not thinker)80.119921.886
🧢 (not 🎩)79.917425.1206
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)79.940624.458
spicy (not mild)79.932518.6581
macho (not metrosexual)79.98319.766
spontaneous (not scheduled)79.824919.7593
night owl (not morning lark)79.827818.7433
brave (not careful)79.325718.7634
badass (not weakass)79.363721.971
edgy (not politically correct)79.323819.4576
alpha (not beta)79.247421.6478
hunter (not gatherer)79.230924.256
cynical (not gullible)79.133020.554
sarcastic (not genuine)79.021622.7613
complicated (not simple)79.036123.7474
charming (not awkward)78.832620.6582
ferocious (not pacifist)78.837321.6582
arrogant (not humble)78.836519.6612
😏 (not 😬)78.816326.0192
direct (not roundabout)78.437525.3527
realist (not idealist)78.313424.3435
modern (not historical)78.220020.6386
jock (not nerd)78.021520.9595
chaotic (not orderly)77.930118.2623
messy (not neat)77.820018.2444
worldly (not innocent)77.748020.7597
dog person (not cat person)77.717326.260
attractive (not repulsive)77.768323.4646
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)77.612024.2146
efficient (not overprepared)77.511621.068
scruffy (not manicured)77.323420.3568
atheist (not theist)77.324421.9379
individualist (not communal)77.133423.1461
resourceful (not helpless)77.081722.5459
instinctual (not reasoned)76.926822.5534
pessimistic (not optimistic)76.817621.4609
scientific (not artistic)76.633121.8528
bossy (not meek)76.563821.0567
💃 (not 🧕)76.544524.0263
neurotypical (not autistic)76.433521.8542
cannibal (not vegan)76.323824.665
driven (not unambitious)76.1101421.1495
loud (not quiet)75.944123.9577
healthy (not sickly)75.955223.7566
young (not old)75.759719.0618
charismatic (not uninspiring)75.668022.6488
funny (not humorless)75.440423.6604
punk rock (not preppy)75.429224.459
resistant (not resigned)75.237422.0525
kinky (not vanilla)75.229023.3571
competent (not incompetent)74.986824.2498
high IQ (not low IQ)74.894919.9521
armoured (not vulnerable)74.842625.8487
😜 (not 🤐)74.832625.3182
unorthodox (not traditional)74.741822.1414
freelance (not corporate)74.648226.347
cool (not dorky)74.437425.1186
independent (not codependent)74.354428.2596
fixable (not unfixable)74.018325.461
treasure (not trash)73.992327.4206
traumatized (not flourishing)73.947126.058
tardy (not on-time)73.821420.576
unpolished (not eloquent)73.720021.8497
off-key (not musical)73.619422.456
egalitarian (not racist)73.5108823.9174
🥵 (not 🥶)73.523727.783
vain (not demure)73.434221.5551
extreme (not moderate)73.261420.5495
fast (not slow)73.263121.5560
comedic (not dramatic)73.212625.477
secretive (not open-book)73.057726.585
rough (not smooth)72.926524.6523
deviant (not average)72.849020.9438
insulting (not complimentary)72.832022.2457
factual (not poetic)72.835824.450
persistent (not quitter)72.7141526.4187
rude (not respectful)72.628021.0568
suspicious (not awkward)72.650920.3602
emancipated (not enslaved)72.646723.8484
indulgent (not sober)72.539923.2564
demanding (not unchallenging)72.585426.476
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)72.333525.9546
bad boy (not white knight)72.232528.358
mad (not glad)72.143824.8162
mighty (not puny)72.069523.2594
straightforward (not cryptic)71.946730.7548
intimate (not formal)71.728023.6289
spontaneous (not deliberate)71.528026.0576
quarrelsome (not warm)71.548825.7560
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.459125.7497
oxymoron (not tautology)71.27121.122
sporty (not bookish)71.234723.9517
interesting (not tiresome)71.171624.3548
🌟 (not 💩)71.095828.3181
goof-off (not studious)70.830321.3210
charming (not trusting)70.539526.3586
variable (not consistent)70.515129.557
literal (not metaphorical)70.434827.5546
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.337926.650
🐒 (not 🐩)70.127427.9164
English (not German)70.198228.053
haunted (not blissful)70.071228.975
bold (not serious)69.948426.4620
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.866227.5512
distant (not touchy-feely)69.550729.452
pro (not noob)69.495725.1194
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.440427.6588
muddy (not washed)69.423419.853
jealous (not compersive)69.239323.9522
pensive (not serene)68.967024.654
📈 (not 📉)68.949831.0195
prideful (not envious)68.779529.790
backdoor (not official)68.647327.0506
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.228428.2535
juvenile (not mature)68.140423.0459
decisive (not hesitant)68.184726.6577
heathen (not devout)68.030125.4524
loyal (not traitorous)67.9122328.7563
sorrowful (not cheery)67.863420.8620
🤺 (not 🏌)67.887630.4223
ironic (not profound)67.727727.880
crafty (not scholarly)67.665425.4533
lewd (not tasteful)67.524826.1577
confident (not insecure)67.486429.1569
tall (not short)67.461619.1612
utilitarian (not decorative)67.462024.9381
interrupting (not attentive)67.444526.480
👟 (not 🥾)67.243729.6194
gloomy (not sunny)67.260724.058
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)67.142928.6419
biased (not impartial)67.073125.0532
queen (not princess)67.075132.259
Coke (not Pepsi)66.915734.688
suspicious (not trusting)66.863329.1630
debased (not pure)66.848326.1623
realistic (not fantastical)66.763229.976
legit (not scrub)66.5102727.6240
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.564330.968
pretentious (not unassuming)66.458226.7203
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.452324.257
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.371426.075
nonpolitical (not political)66.228528.2556
chortling (not giggling)66.267428.459
unprepared (not hoarder)66.120122.1496
miserable (not joyful)66.167722.1188
active (not slothful)66.0128425.5504
expressive (not monotone)65.976431.360
earth (not air)65.864433.070
rustic (not cultured)65.828725.769
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.7100326.6578
anarchist (not statist)65.744125.5244
exuberant (not subdued)65.764127.453
perverted (not clean)65.734526.174
extraordinary (not mundane)65.693324.4503
barbaric (not civilized)65.530021.4539
blacksmith (not tailor)65.537424.956
heroic (not villainous)65.4111124.9636
devoted (not unfaithful)65.4136328.757
orange (not purple)65.233927.4481
believable (not poorly-written)65.1139828.162
extrovert (not introvert)65.070629.7570
avant-garde (not classical)65.034725.1408
🐐 (not 🦒)65.059429.9221
ADHD (not OCD)65.039328.471
lenient (not strict)64.948126.3609
poor (not rich)64.943924.8572
👻 (not 🤖)64.848429.5178
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.868231.081
hard (not soft)64.770027.2462
perceptive (not unobservant)64.5132525.858
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.363931.0562
hard (not soft)64.272127.1602
judgemental (not accepting)64.163028.6446
liberal (not conservative)64.178329.6180
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.774827.7446
rhythmic (not stuttering)63.6106427.963
sad (not happy)63.580122.1578
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.553528.9576
physical (not intellectual)63.442825.4575
angry (not good-humored)63.250725.2485
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.284525.0348
lost (not enlightened)63.258826.950
disorganized (not self-disciplined)63.133827.5566
reactive (not proactive)63.047232.562
genius (not dunce)62.9102622.5604
disarming (not creepy)62.6109224.3324
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.647829.1234
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.682732.287
whippersnapper (not sage)62.248631.052
wooden (not plastic)62.2101928.266
trendy (not vintage)62.127228.079
creative (not conventional)62.072928.3632
empirical (not theoretical)62.047828.1495
multicolored (not monochrome)61.955630.4419
go-getter (not slugabed)61.9145229.4177
drop out (not valedictorian)61.944629.0221
🥰 (not 🙃)61.965434.8278
Italian (not Swedish)61.959531.667
experimental (not reliable)61.956127.257
motivated (not unmotivated)61.9161026.556
🐴 (not 🦄)61.875832.9166
🤣 (not 😊)61.842931.6169
common sense (not analysis)61.729128.864
playful (not serious)61.652227.2598
unlucky (not fortunate)61.662928.1587
vengeful (not forgiving)61.671326.6641
hedonist (not monastic)61.659529.8112
basic (not hipster)61.576526.7543
flamboyant (not modest)61.464730.8617
frugal (not lavish)61.473126.3554
astonishing (not methodical)61.344427.1558
demonic (not angelic)61.354423.6592
authoritarian (not democratic)61.256329.2494
thick (not thin)61.246526.1460
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.263931.0176
protagonist (not antagonist)61.2119729.644
leisurely (not hurried)61.140228.1540
🐘 (not 🐀)61.156931.2251
intense (not lighthearted)61.0107628.948
specialist (not generalist)60.979329.7397
vibrant (not geriatric)60.9107928.256
😈 (not 😇)60.866930.0191
circular (not linear)60.841930.958
cheesy (not chic)60.770928.650
foolish (not wise)60.652623.6615
moist (not dry)60.653033.452
ludicrous (not sensible)60.551325.7571
master (not apprentice)60.4104728.5357
bad-cook (not good-cook)60.262328.979
thrifty (not extravagant)60.269230.281
varied (not repetitive)60.132127.1334
machiavellian (not transparent)60.165332.357
main character (not side character)60.177031.344
soulful (not soulless)60.0132227.6446
knowledgeable (not ignorant)60.0121429.960
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.065229.288
libertarian (not socialist)59.954429.0423
sexist (not feminist)59.942626.6241
frenzied (not sleepy)59.8142129.063
radical (not centrist)59.870728.861
disreputable (not prestigious)59.742327.8495
🥳 (not 🥴)59.745332.4177
kind (not cruel)59.5128024.2593
practical (not imaginative)59.599429.6538
goth (not flower child)59.348724.457
aloof (not obsessed)59.218427.6534
private (not gregarious)59.2101331.6569
mathematical (not literary)59.246829.4529
epic (not deep)59.060630.675
rock (not rap)59.0154329.762
not genocidal (not genocidal)59.0125834.560
hypocritical (not equitable)58.961927.6419
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.9114527.8160
trolling (not triggered)58.931932.573
contrarian (not yes-man)58.997232.465
selfish (not altruistic)58.864927.0639
romantic (not dispassionate)58.8118429.266
urban (not rural)58.6117531.5254
deep (not shallow)58.6104229.1235
lowbrow (not highbrow)58.537229.7535
bitter (not sweet)58.575426.4545
depressed (not bright)58.566524.8554
loose (not tight)58.543931.173
fighter (not lover)58.477229.175
outsider (not insider)58.376129.6489
empath (not psychopath)58.3108727.273
always down (not picky)58.343033.074
emotional (not logical)58.087229.4612
cold (not warm)58.069427.5489
😀 (not 😭)57.969029.4185
coordinated (not clumsy)57.8117028.5610
desperate (not high standards)57.850230.490
fearmongering (not reassuring)57.759129.852
slovenly (not stylish)57.650226.3523
technophile (not luddite)57.664826.4425
industrial (not domestic)57.375226.8379
nihilist (not existentialist)57.334328.4354
realistic (not ambitious)57.351834.872
pop (not indie)57.341930.470
high-tech (not low-tech)57.277825.1548
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.271030.6324
sturdy (not flimsy)57.1121829.877
overachiever (not underachiever)57.1144428.576
resolute (not wavering)57.0127529.3169
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.971233.860
zany (not regular)56.894024.2144
opinionated (not jealous)56.5141533.852
🤡 (not 👽)56.359630.8171
twitchy (not still)56.3103228.390
crazy (not sane)56.283925.8183
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.193327.8250
loveable (not punchable)56.0113931.255
involved (not remote)55.9139328.8511
western (not eastern)55.8130631.0210
indiscreet (not tactful)55.747629.5185
oppressed (not privileged)55.654930.957
receiving (not giving)55.562533.167
diligent (not lazy)55.3168325.9591
💪 (not 🧠)55.350228.7202
close-minded (not open-minded)55.260027.1559
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.172829.7495
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.0100436.0200
permanent (not transient)54.996531.2306
exaggerating (not factual)54.986929.661
entitled (not grateful)54.985330.381
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)54.968429.876
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.8127830.5189
stoic (not expressive)54.668631.5587
🦇 (not 🐿)54.670532.8142
melee (not ranged)54.653331.749
fresh (not stinky)54.5129328.6292
alert (not oblivious)54.4123228.6191
vague (not precise)54.344727.5412
interested (not bored)54.3144232.172
nurturing (not poisonous)54.2114027.4358
self-destructive (not self-improving)54.195833.575
tense (not relaxed)54.0149030.8598
Russian (not French)54.057331.243
folksy (not presidential)53.979929.959
everyman (not chosen one)53.873927.251
normal (not weird)53.667125.9614
work-first (not family-first)53.690132.4572
plays hard (not works hard)53.555426.8561
love-focused (not money-focused)53.4129828.161
explorer (not builder)53.396030.4486
🛌 (not 🧗)53.359932.6258
curious (not apathetic)53.1145628.9562
child free (not pronatalist)53.0128132.9439
arcane (not mainstream)52.9109230.4516
🐷 (not 🐮)52.856531.4250
Roman (not Greek)52.892933.352
naive (not paranoid)52.860031.467
🤫 (not 🤔)52.761234.0181
social (not reclusive)52.6103531.6305
💔 (not 💝)52.684735.8269
chill (not offended)52.674633.665
🎃 (not 💀)52.687932.674
not introspective (not introspective)52.551330.9218
subjective (not objective)52.491332.1361
normie (not freak)52.383126.995
reserved (not chatty)52.295831.8557
rational (not whimsical)52.2115829.7588
quirky (not predictable)52.2100230.466
stingy (not generous)52.168428.082
winter (not summer)52.093535.064
🤑 (not 🤠)51.872233.5161
cunning (not honorable)51.776328.9631
deranged (not reasonable)51.779226.6182
concrete (not abstract)51.7115231.2178
minimalist (not pack rat)51.7109031.3163
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.688929.3364
confidential (not gossiping)51.6133431.4596
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)51.672834.756
concise (not long-winded)51.5100526.952
gamer (not non-gamer)51.469534.758
rigid (not flexible)51.3110829.2531
animalistic (not human)51.350028.4484
workaholic (not slacker)51.3151525.7502
captain (not first-mate)51.099031.1493
pointed (not random)50.9151131.062
anxious (not calm)50.8120128.1531
salacious (not wholesome)50.783132.2218
one-faced (not two-faced)50.7133331.589
emotional (not unemotional)50.5147430.055

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.842)
  2. Carl Gallagher (0.835)
  3. Han Solo (0.834)
  4. Dean Winchester (0.833)
  5. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (0.803)
  6. Tyra Collette (0.79)
  7. Wynonna Earp (0.788)
  8. Tim Riggins (0.786)
  9. Malcolm Reynolds (0.782)
  10. Damon Salvatore (0.779)
  1. Waylon Smithers (-0.537)
  2. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.528)
  3. Ned Flanders (-0.522)
  4. Gary Walsh (-0.508)
  5. Jerry Gergich (-0.501)
  6. George Michael Bluth (-0.501)
  7. Kif Kroker (-0.497)
  8. Emma Pillsbury (-0.493)
  9. Melanie Hamilton (-0.471)
  10. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.463)

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

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


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