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Alex Karev Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
straight (not queer)93.41214.3314
sexual (not asexual)93.04811.971
masculine (not feminine)91.111312.2650
cocky (not timid)89.513214.858
bold (not shy)89.228913.2625
flirtatious (not prudish)88.87515.454
street-smart (not sheltered)87.812916.9498
rebellious (not obedient)86.421314.3514
real (not philosophical)86.11715.8446
skeptical (not spiritual)85.78915.1590
stubborn (not accommodating)85.025016.279
gendered (not androgynous)84.824423.0290
frank (not sugarcoated)84.517322.749
jaded (not innocent)84.417314.963
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)84.19823.2195
🏀 (not 🎨)84.110421.285
mischievous (not well behaved)83.727216.8605
never cries (not often crying)83.614217.450
impulsive (not cautious)83.417918.2625
guarded (not open)83.326920.7626
dominant (not submissive)83.237717.8603
😎 (not 🧐)83.213121.3186
competitive (not cooperative)83.131118.3617
lustful (not chaste)82.812919.1551
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)82.829622.150
important (not irrelevant)82.544521.5305
feisty (not gracious)82.222717.9485
playful (not shy)81.834919.3601
scandalous (not proper)81.819517.5531
wild (not tame)81.628315.6581
opinionated (not neutral)80.852923.881
doer (not thinker)80.716221.983
assertive (not passive)80.738921.5526
rugged (not refined)80.513717.6634
outlaw (not sheriff)80.324018.5527
beautiful (not ugly)80.365720.3447
🧢 (not 🎩)80.215324.9205
moody (not stable)80.229918.1614
impatient (not patient)80.129220.0324
spicy (not mild)79.829818.7577
macho (not metrosexual)79.87420.548
fire (not water)79.830623.384
night owl (not morning lark)79.824918.7430
spontaneous (not scheduled)79.723019.7590
badass (not weakass)79.456521.765
brave (not careful)79.323218.5631
😏 (not 😬)79.313725.8187
edgy (not politically correct)79.221619.5571
alpha (not beta)79.242621.7476
sarcastic (not genuine)79.119222.6610
complicated (not simple)78.931923.8472
charming (not awkward)78.830520.6580
ferocious (not pacifist)78.833521.6579
arrogant (not humble)78.832819.6610
dog person (not cat person)78.814325.355
efficient (not overprepared)78.58320.466
realist (not idealist)78.412724.1432
direct (not roundabout)78.433325.3527
modern (not historical)78.218120.6386
cynical (not gullible)78.132421.447
jock (not nerd)78.018920.9592
hunter (not gatherer)78.029225.150
chaotic (not orderly)77.927818.3616
attractive (not repulsive)77.858823.2643
messy (not neat)77.717918.2441
worldly (not innocent)77.444320.7590
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)77.410524.3144
scruffy (not manicured)77.320620.3567
atheist (not theist)77.321622.0377
individualist (not communal)77.229323.1458
oxymoron (not tautology)77.02814.416
resourceful (not helpless)76.970622.5458
instinctual (not reasoned)76.824222.5530
pessimistic (not optimistic)76.816021.2605
💃 (not 🧕)76.738523.9259
bossy (not meek)76.656720.9561
scientific (not artistic)76.529221.8523
neurotypical (not autistic)76.531721.8539
driven (not unambitious)76.189821.1492
healthy (not sickly)76.048923.6563
cannibal (not vegan)76.023324.461
loud (not quiet)75.939023.9576
young (not old)75.650019.0616
charismatic (not uninspiring)75.558822.7485
😜 (not 🤐)75.428225.1179
funny (not humorless)75.336523.6601
factual (not poetic)75.225321.647
kinky (not vanilla)75.225923.3569
resistant (not resigned)75.134122.1521
armoured (not vulnerable)75.036625.6483
cool (not dorky)75.030724.6182
competent (not incompetent)74.976824.3495
high IQ (not low IQ)74.983419.9519
unorthodox (not traditional)74.735922.2410
comedic (not dramatic)74.39123.773
egalitarian (not racist)74.290623.1171
independent (not codependent)74.248528.2590
fixable (not unfixable)74.015925.461
punk rock (not preppy)73.828925.751
treasure (not trash)73.881627.5204
unpolished (not eloquent)73.718121.6491
off-key (not musical)73.616922.655
🥵 (not 🥶)73.519727.580
tardy (not on-time)73.519820.773
vain (not demure)73.431921.6547
extreme (not moderate)73.354820.5493
fast (not slow)73.254721.6551
rough (not smooth)72.923224.6519
traumatized (not flourishing)72.941926.654
secretive (not open-book)72.949326.684
deviant (not average)72.843421.0435
insulting (not complimentary)72.829022.2455
freelance (not corporate)72.846527.242
emancipated (not enslaved)72.740723.7482
rude (not respectful)72.625821.0567
persistent (not quitter)72.6124226.4185
suspicious (not awkward)72.647720.3597
indulgent (not sober)72.536023.2561
mad (not glad)72.437924.8158
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)72.328825.9546
demanding (not unchallenging)72.278225.371
bad boy (not white knight)72.229928.456
mighty (not puny)72.161323.1587
straightforward (not cryptic)71.840630.7547
intimate (not formal)71.725323.7285
quarrelsome (not warm)71.544125.6558
spontaneous (not deliberate)71.424626.0574
sporty (not bookish)71.430123.7514
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.451925.8494
distant (not touchy-feely)71.339428.948
goof-off (not studious)71.226720.9205
interesting (not tiresome)71.162424.3545
🌟 (not 💩)71.081728.3180
muddy (not washed)70.618519.648
literal (not metaphorical)70.530827.4545
variable (not consistent)70.414330.153
charming (not trusting)70.435326.3582
🐒 (not 🐩)70.323127.7162
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.159527.3509
bold (not serious)70.042526.5618
English (not German)69.988329.448
haunted (not blissful)69.963429.174
jealous (not compersive)69.534123.6516
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.534127.6587
pro (not noob)69.284925.3191
📈 (not 📉)69.239431.0193
stoic (not hypochondriac)68.936727.146
prideful (not envious)68.870529.686
queen (not princess)68.861531.849
backdoor (not official)68.742026.9502
pensive (not serene)68.761424.853
ironic (not profound)68.623427.678
rustic (not cultured)68.421722.961
loyal (not traitorous)68.1105128.5560
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.125028.2528
Coke (not Pepsi)68.111734.485
decisive (not hesitant)68.075126.6574
heathen (not devout)68.027425.4522
juvenile (not mature)68.036523.0453
sorrowful (not cheery)67.954420.7614
🤺 (not 🏌)67.874930.4223
crafty (not scholarly)67.757525.4526
blacksmith (not tailor)67.729523.347
lewd (not tasteful)67.523726.1575
utilitarian (not decorative)67.453024.9382
realistic (not fantastical)67.453729.968
interrupting (not attentive)67.439826.678
tall (not short)67.353918.9530
gloomy (not sunny)67.352624.053
confident (not insecure)67.177529.1565
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)67.136628.5417
protagonist (not antagonist)67.185727.636
👟 (not 🥾)67.140629.8191
biased (not impartial)67.064525.0531
chortling (not giggling)67.055828.551
exhibitionist (not bashful)67.055331.166
legit (not scrub)66.989227.3235
debased (not pure)66.843026.2620
suspicious (not trusting)66.757129.1629
nonpolitical (not political)66.224728.2553
unprepared (not hoarder)66.217922.0494
pretentious (not unassuming)66.153626.7201
perverted (not clean)66.132126.272
active (not slothful)66.0111725.6500
miserable (not joyful)66.059822.2187
expressive (not monotone)66.067231.357
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.963825.970
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.886426.5575
believable (not poorly-written)65.8117728.358
extraordinary (not mundane)65.679724.4501
heroic (not villainous)65.594624.8629
barbaric (not civilized)65.526621.4532
anarchist (not statist)65.438125.6240
orange (not purple)65.229927.4481
poor (not rich)65.136224.6568
extrovert (not introvert)65.062929.8566
avant-garde (not classical)65.030925.1403
exuberant (not subdued)65.059826.343
lenient (not strict)64.942726.3603
🐐 (not 🦒)64.950330.0219
perceptive (not unobservant)64.9113225.656
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.860831.076
ADHD (not OCD)64.833828.670
hard (not soft)64.761427.2460
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.556630.9557
👻 (not 🤖)64.543629.8174
reactive (not proactive)64.336132.149
hard (not soft)64.264127.1599
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.254724.949
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.191628.356
earth (not air)64.165033.665
judgemental (not accepting)64.056728.6443
liberal (not conservative)64.068529.7179
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.666127.7440
sad (not happy)63.568222.1578
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.546029.0574
physical (not intellectual)63.438225.4572
angry (not good-humored)63.244925.2484
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.273925.1345
disorganized (not self-disciplined)63.130227.5564
genius (not dunce)63.089422.5600
lost (not enlightened)63.053326.647
devoted (not unfaithful)63.0123629.246
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.872232.584
Italian (not Swedish)62.652331.261
moist (not dry)62.639832.548
disarming (not creepy)62.595824.2322
wooden (not plastic)62.487927.661
motivated (not unmotivated)62.3139126.554
drop out (not valedictorian)62.239328.7216
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.242829.2230
empirical (not theoretical)62.142528.0490
not genocidal (not genocidal)62.1100733.153
machiavellian (not transparent)62.053032.245
creative (not conventional)61.963428.4626
multicolored (not monochrome)61.949830.4416
🐴 (not 🦄)61.865433.0165
🥰 (not 🙃)61.757234.9275
unlucky (not fortunate)61.653728.2583
flamboyant (not modest)61.557130.8614
vengeful (not forgiving)61.563626.5633
trendy (not vintage)61.525028.673
playful (not serious)61.446627.2592
🤣 (not 😊)61.438931.8166
circular (not linear)61.434530.954
astonishing (not methodical)61.337727.1556
authoritarian (not democratic)61.350729.2491
frugal (not lavish)61.363026.4551
demonic (not angelic)61.348123.7587
basic (not hipster)61.370326.6537
hedonist (not monastic)61.354729.8111
bad-cook (not good-cook)61.350928.976
radical (not centrist)61.354729.549
experimental (not reliable)61.250227.852
goth (not flower child)61.238423.050
thick (not thin)61.141026.1457
go-getter (not slugabed)61.1129629.3173
leisurely (not hurried)61.036728.1538
specialist (not generalist)61.069629.6396
🐘 (not 🐀)61.051131.2250
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.956431.3171
thrifty (not extravagant)60.858830.376
intense (not lighthearted)60.794330.343
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.754428.687
common sense (not analysis)60.729328.158
whippersnapper (not sage)60.647331.638
foolish (not wise)60.446723.6612
ludicrous (not sensible)60.446425.8567
master (not apprentice)60.493528.5355
knowledgeable (not ignorant)60.3105930.156
varied (not repetitive)60.226727.1328
😈 (not 😇)60.160829.9187
soulful (not soulless)60.0113727.5438
libertarian (not socialist)59.950429.0421
contrarian (not yes-man)59.978731.954
sexist (not feminist)59.839026.6240
fighter (not lover)59.762629.270
kind (not cruel)59.6111124.1589
rock (not rap)59.6131829.451
disreputable (not prestigious)59.537927.8491
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.597927.6158
practical (not imaginative)59.487629.5535
🥳 (not 🥴)59.442232.5175
aloof (not obsessed)59.314827.5532
private (not gregarious)59.387031.5566
mathematical (not literary)59.240429.4526
vibrant (not geriatric)59.1100728.452
frenzied (not sleepy)59.1128429.258
hypocritical (not equitable)58.954427.6416
cheesy (not chic)58.869229.243
selfish (not altruistic)58.758327.0633
urban (not rural)58.7103931.5251
opinionated (not jealous)58.6115733.148
bitter (not sweet)58.566126.4542
depressed (not bright)58.556824.7553
deep (not shallow)58.591329.4229
lowbrow (not highbrow)58.433229.7533
outsider (not insider)58.466429.6482
oppressed (not privileged)58.440631.150
Russian (not French)58.337329.334
romantic (not dispassionate)58.3105228.461
epic (not deep)58.356930.872
emotional (not logical)58.276329.3606
realistic (not ambitious)58.241135.169
cold (not warm)58.161127.5484
😀 (not 😭)58.160829.4180
empath (not psychopath)58.095127.569
coordinated (not clumsy)57.8102728.5607
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.859433.051
pop (not indie)57.836430.759
always down (not picky)57.838033.665
technophile (not luddite)57.756626.4421
slovenly (not stylish)57.644126.1518
loose (not tight)57.640431.668
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.461630.5319
industrial (not domestic)57.465326.8376
desperate (not high standards)57.444930.389
nihilist (not existentialist)57.229928.4352
overachiever (not underachiever)57.2126428.675
high-tech (not low-tech)57.167425.1543
zany (not regular)57.083224.2142
resolute (not wavering)56.4112629.2166
crazy (not sane)56.274125.9179
twitchy (not still)56.290728.589
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.180827.7246
sturdy (not flimsy)56.1107430.571
naive (not paranoid)56.142231.256
involved (not remote)55.9122328.8508
melee (not ranged)55.941330.841
trolling (not triggered)55.935433.061
western (not eastern)55.6113630.9205
🤡 (not 👽)55.655530.8167
💪 (not 🧠)55.643428.7200
diligent (not lazy)55.4146626.0587
indiscreet (not tactful)55.440929.6183
exaggerating (not factual)55.475828.858
entitled (not grateful)55.376830.279
loveable (not punchable)55.2101131.051
close-minded (not open-minded)55.152027.2556
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.187436.2196
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.063529.7491
permanent (not transient)54.985131.2305
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.9113330.6185
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)54.960030.274
receiving (not giving)54.957733.657
🦇 (not 🐿)54.860632.9139
alert (not oblivious)54.7106628.6189
fresh (not stinky)54.7113128.5285
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.660830.042
stoic (not expressive)54.559531.6582
nurturing (not poisonous)54.398827.3355
vague (not precise)54.140327.4409
tense (not relaxed)54.0130730.7594
normal (not weird)53.858925.8609
work-first (not family-first)53.878932.4567
explorer (not builder)53.682630.4481
love-focused (not money-focused)53.6111829.645
self-destructive (not self-improving)53.586933.169
interested (not bored)53.5127232.270
plays hard (not works hard)53.448926.8559
folksy (not presidential)53.373230.355
curious (not apathetic)53.1126928.9562
child free (not pronatalist)52.9111232.9438
arcane (not mainstream)52.894330.3513
💔 (not 💝)52.874435.8268
🐷 (not 🐮)52.849831.5246
🛌 (not 🧗)52.855632.6252
winter (not summer)52.878335.161
social (not reclusive)52.791531.4303
🤫 (not 🤔)52.653434.1178
not introspective (not introspective)52.545930.9218
chill (not offended)52.564133.261
🎃 (not 💀)52.478032.873
reserved (not chatty)52.382931.9554
subjective (not objective)52.381832.0360
minimalist (not pack rat)52.392531.2160
rational (not whimsical)52.2101829.8585
pointed (not random)52.2129731.255
normie (not freak)52.272927.192
stingy (not generous)52.261228.279
🤑 (not 🤠)51.964733.5159
everyman (not chosen one)51.971027.447
long-winded (not concise)51.974825.645
cunning (not honorable)51.868328.8626
concrete (not abstract)51.8100431.4176
confidential (not gossiping)51.6116131.5595
unemotional (not emotional)51.545530.153
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.479129.2362
deranged (not reasonable)51.468826.6176
workaholic (not slacker)51.3132325.7500
Roman (not Greek)51.389733.144
rigid (not flexible)51.298529.1530
animalistic (not human)51.244428.4482
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)51.2106834.653
first-mate (not captain)50.188531.1487
salacious (not wholesome)50.872532.3214
predictable (not quirky)50.880829.958
anxious (not calm)50.7106428.1529
one-faced (not two-faced)50.3116031.488
non-gamer (not gamer)50.5111735.253

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 (0.836)
  2. Dean Winchester (0.833)
  3. Carl Gallagher (0.832)
  4. Han Solo (0.831)
  5. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (0.796)
  6. Tyra Collette (0.792)
  7. Tim Riggins (0.786)
  8. Malcolm Reynolds (0.785)
  9. Wynonna Earp (0.783)
  10. Damon Salvatore (0.776)
  1. Waylon Smithers (-0.535)
  2. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.527)
  3. Ned Flanders (-0.521)
  4. Gary Walsh (-0.501)
  5. George Michael Bluth (-0.499)
  6. Jerry Gergich (-0.495)
  7. Kif Kroker (-0.483)
  8. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.466)
  9. Melanie Hamilton (-0.466)
  10. Alan Harper (-0.46)

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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