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Preston Burke Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Preston Burke 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
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.010011.3596
workaholic (not slacker)90.613813.2468
coordinated (not clumsy)90.510013.7565
high IQ (not low IQ)90.221914.6522
driven (not unambitious)90.119415.7529
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.86014.3600
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)89.53718.3198
diligent (not lazy)89.036014.8584
tall (not short)89.05412.3636
narcissistic (not low self esteem)89.08814.872
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)88.92917.4206
serious (not playful)88.78913.4659
studious (not goof-off)88.713219.4218
master (not apprentice)88.516916.9355
neat (not messy)88.49819.1455
OCD (not ADHD)87.82814.774
scientific (not artistic)87.28217.0590
straight (not queer)87.214421.6322
masculine (not feminine)87.124516.4613
intense (not lighthearted)87.117713.948
rich (not poor)86.824616.0505
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.69717.3579
motivated (not unmotivated)86.452617.252
orderly (not chaotic)85.88519.7570
bossy (not meek)85.628716.1532
scholarly (not crafty)85.53919.4518
manicured (not scruffy)85.330219.3548
reserved (not chatty)85.211214.9582
strict (not lenient)85.112917.0606
cocky (not timid)84.832419.257
rational (not whimsical)84.49219.9578
practical (not imaginative)84.311018.7518
dominant (not submissive)84.038320.0577
overachiever (not underachiever)84.034623.182
demanding (not unchallenging)83.637221.997
never cries (not often crying)83.515122.961
private (not gregarious)83.412817.9519
🧠 (not 💪)83.431021.2219
works hard (not plays hard)83.422619.7619
monotone (not expressive)83.43520.565
rigid (not flexible)83.011716.6555
picky (not always down)83.08121.746
jaded (not innocent)82.925714.057
🤐 (not 😜)82.97020.0166
competitive (not cooperative)82.836121.9600
precise (not vague)82.716422.9414
valedictorian (not drop out)82.735528.8182
gendered (not androgynous)82.642423.8285
specialist (not generalist)82.64621.1446
eloquent (not unpolished)82.523521.3472
genius (not dunce)82.427320.2628
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.315822.5517
competent (not incompetent)82.054622.7494
tight (not loose)81.918723.462
methodical (not astonishing)81.99221.3559
intellectual (not physical)81.833020.1649
vintage (not trendy)81.824817.348
confident (not insecure)81.733122.3603
confidential (not gossiping)81.634720.4554
entitled (not grateful)81.524220.076
alpha (not beta)81.440922.2484
frank (not sugarcoated)81.431923.841
on-time (not tardy)81.340725.885
logical (not emotional)81.210921.0597
serious (not bold)81.14421.7565
punchable (not loveable)81.114525.272
dramatic (not comedic)81.127423.368
guarded (not open)80.941520.6535
direct (not roundabout)80.928522.1546
arrogant (not humble)80.831922.3591
good-cook (not bad-cook)80.76426.465
refined (not rugged)80.420923.4587
assertive (not passive)80.344022.4429
distant (not touchy-feely)80.318423.260
pretentious (not unassuming)80.021823.9166
dry (not moist)80.05421.461
tense (not relaxed)79.747421.4601
prestigious (not disreputable)79.721623.2486
realistic (not fantastical)79.718723.169
traditional (not unorthodox)79.611123.5381
opinionated (not neutral)79.667823.666
active (not slothful)79.564321.4482
preppy (not punk rock)79.428325.655
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.325322.0184
highbrow (not lowbrow)79.314422.6464
stoic (not expressive)79.210623.6588
offended (not chill)79.022325.168
factual (not poetic)78.917422.578
pro (not noob)78.660328.8170
bookish (not sporty)78.551222.6495
💔 (not 💝)78.513724.2243
hard (not soft)78.428620.2431
individualist (not communal)78.429424.3395
hard (not soft)78.229721.5561
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.246124.6210
decisive (not hesitant)78.047024.0546
high standards (not desperate)78.028729.7107
businesslike (not chivalrous)77.921027.982
resourceful (not helpless)77.877223.4425
🧐 (not 😎)77.813323.8190
pointed (not random)77.752829.469
side character (not main character)77.728822.348
civilized (not barbaric)77.650624.8527
secretive (not open-book)77.542724.882
💀 (not 🎃)77.519726.348
healthy (not sickly)77.448223.7532
cynical (not gullible)77.438727.972
concrete (not abstract)77.317225.3212
worldly (not innocent)77.249818.8542
🥴 (not 🥳)77.112524.0175
cold (not warm)76.824720.7532
work-first (not family-first)76.832827.9638
formal (not intimate)76.720525.5272
captain (not first-mate)76.641427.9520
🐴 (not 🦄)76.623228.3193
bold (not shy)76.696221.8563
literal (not metaphorical)76.614024.9537
linear (not circular)76.14627.948
classical (not avant-garde)76.016625.5380
mature (not juvenile)75.940126.0419
basic (not hipster)75.825724.1519
gloomy (not sunny)75.833120.159
presidential (not folksy)75.828523.751
stubborn (not accommodating)75.765726.492
high-tech (not low-tech)75.529624.5491
🥶 (not 🥵)75.58926.971
judgemental (not accepting)75.335722.7396
independent (not codependent)74.951229.4515
mathematical (not literary)74.814026.8558
sheriff (not outlaw)74.733925.1482
reclusive (not social)74.724022.7263
armoured (not vulnerable)74.643023.9497
tame (not wild)74.318224.4515
analysis (not common sense)74.228729.860
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.257624.052
unemotional (not emotional)74.29728.873
humorless (not funny)74.016821.7549
utilitarian (not decorative)74.033025.1384
authoritarian (not democratic)73.930426.1537
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.926529.0566
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)73.919824.6484
pensive (not serene)73.934324.657
🙃 (not 🥰)73.824926.1247
prideful (not envious)73.848128.793
winter (not summer)73.730627.954
minimalist (not pack rat)73.616929.7163
quiet (not loud)73.530123.8639
realist (not idealist)73.425227.7417
egalitarian (not racist)73.3109627.3140
non-gamer (not gamer)73.342731.279
vain (not demure)73.235326.1541
repetitive (not varied)73.118825.5312
conventional (not creative)73.022626.2550
official (not backdoor)73.018527.0513
monochrome (not multicolored)73.024227.8389
mad (not glad)72.941023.4184
close-minded (not open-minded)72.820722.7504
chortling (not giggling)72.835124.845
perceptive (not unobservant)72.5101028.449
antagonist (not protagonist)72.418427.663
predictable (not quirky)72.415029.358
mighty (not puny)72.467924.8531
miserable (not joyful)72.343522.1193
machiavellian (not transparent)72.332225.263
🎩 (not 🧢)71.652130.1197
sturdy (not flimsy)71.666129.654
clean (not perverted)71.670127.482
sorrowful (not cheery)71.448519.1581
cautious (not impulsive)71.334827.4579
neurotypical (not autistic)71.267428.0502
selfish (not altruistic)71.240125.3554
paranoid (not naive)71.139223.661
quarrelsome (not warm)71.050424.2519
bitter (not sweet)71.039921.8498
emancipated (not enslaved)70.656226.2433
English (not German)70.595528.248
wise (not foolish)70.448726.4601
prudish (not flirtatious)70.225828.043
political (not nonpolitical)70.144027.1488
🤑 (not 🤠)70.033729.3177
concise (not long-winded)70.023327.752
tailor (not blacksmith)69.953431.548
reasoned (not instinctual)69.823829.5568
fast (not slow)69.878625.6523
extravagant (not thrifty)69.843729.371
hoarder (not unprepared)69.737720.8450
calm (not anxious)69.725227.6543
stingy (not generous)69.631724.379
no-nonsense (not dramatic)69.335031.8352
urban (not rural)69.375727.8241
nerd (not jock)69.267529.2547
🤖 (not 👻)69.226932.0162
corporate (not freelance)69.234231.054
alert (not oblivious)69.078728.8183
sensible (not ludicrous)68.957229.3545
proper (not scandalous)68.947830.0510
obedient (not rebellious)68.930628.6499
complicated (not simple)68.776029.9494
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)68.441128.9366
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.450531.7567
go-getter (not slugabed)68.2117231.1157
🧕 (not 💃)68.214727.3265
well behaved (not mischievous)68.039328.7583
😭 (not 😀)67.731625.8202
geriatric (not vibrant)67.614327.256
sober (not indulgent)67.534128.3505
factual (not exaggerating)67.449030.670
human (not animalistic)67.298127.9499
🧗 (not 🛌)67.275133.2245
introvert (not extrovert)67.035327.6553
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)67.033631.0252
privileged (not oppressed)66.985830.049
😬 (not 😏)66.828032.4161
haunted (not blissful)66.783227.476
money-focused (not love-focused)66.734631.162
morning lark (not night owl)66.630032.1382
deep (not epic)66.623626.258
two-faced (not one-faced)66.536031.976
suspicious (not awkward)66.478125.6548
conservative (not liberal)66.229230.5211
triggered (not trolling)66.265931.453
objective (not subjective)66.121629.3358
resolute (not wavering)66.084231.8151
contrarian (not yes-man)66.065324.756
introspective (not not introspective)65.974931.3226
hunter (not gatherer)65.769932.258
straightforward (not cryptic)65.580931.5523
earth (not air)65.566431.578
trash (not treasure)65.319630.6184
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)65.333933.0169
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.231329.2509
sad (not happy)65.274121.1470
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.269431.872
devout (not heathen)65.152927.3502
technophile (not luddite)65.138526.5424
subdued (not exuberant)65.130729.261
skeptical (not spiritual)64.999532.4540
politically correct (not edgy)64.942129.9508
persistent (not quitter)64.9168433.9210
😈 (not 😇)64.956329.8198
angry (not good-humored)64.846722.6504
tasteful (not lewd)64.486529.9556
receiving (not giving)64.445331.169
obsessed (not aloof)64.375030.2522
builder (not explorer)64.345028.1497
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.259228.8485
Pepsi (not Coke)64.213835.682
profound (not ironic)64.138829.178
charming (not awkward)64.086028.6568
vanilla (not kinky)63.954329.0518
white knight (not bad boy)63.879828.846
regular (not zany)63.733631.7147
extraordinary (not mundane)63.6101431.0569
🤔 (not 🤫)63.556534.0197
tactful (not indiscreet)63.477831.5155
shy (not playful)63.323423.7519
salacious (not wholesome)63.252527.4173
libertarian (not socialist)63.138029.1427
hypocritical (not equitable)63.149328.8436
consistent (not variable)63.172736.958
macho (not metrosexual)63.040333.559
sane (not crazy)62.956531.0158
cultured (not rustic)62.982733.854
mysterious (not unambiguous)62.855630.1542
unfixable (not fixable)62.836730.759
🏌 (not 🤺)62.617033.4170
knowledgeable (not ignorant)62.6113932.251
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')62.510334.5389
indie (not pop)62.584930.648
charming (not trusting)62.465326.4556
fortunate (not unlucky)62.345827.7538
ranged (not melee)62.347326.034
normal (not weird)62.141128.6591
purple (not orange)62.050230.1389
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.031531.953
old (not young)61.853919.6572
suspicious (not trusting)61.678327.5519
modest (not flamboyant)61.676533.8613
biased (not impartial)61.6101228.1508
statist (not anarchist)61.663529.8247
💩 (not 🌟)61.528733.5182
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.440834.250
normie (not freak)61.451530.776
stylish (not slovenly)61.295130.9506
insulting (not complimentary)61.160026.8417
dorky (not cool)61.157530.1181
ambitious (not realistic)61.187236.188
still (not twitchy)61.139534.777
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.063926.9486
👟 (not 🥾)61.066236.0162
frenzied (not sleepy)61.0136029.749
🦇 (not 🐿)60.953833.6171
sexual (not asexual)60.9105830.571
hard-work (not natural-talent)60.991730.482
mild (not spicy)60.843928.7498
poisonous (not nurturing)60.853027.2308
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.7105330.3162
jealous (not compersive)60.563728.1482
🏀 (not 🎨)60.555433.668
uncreative (not open to new experinces)60.427128.6549
Swedish (not Italian)60.354428.833
fearmongering (not reassuring)60.153532.751
legit (not scrub)60.0128632.8241
cheesy (not chic)59.973533.447
sexist (not feminist)59.742928.3224
Roman (not Greek)59.649434.848
hurried (not leisurely)59.580729.3553
transient (not permanent)59.541531.4296
careful (not brave)59.439530.8568
weakass (not badass)59.431434.960
traumatized (not flourishing)59.3105430.363
psychopath (not empath)59.351131.777
washed (not muddy)59.2101333.244
fighter (not lover)59.173929.289
🤡 (not 👽)59.049035.6180
📉 (not 📈)58.927434.2182
smooth (not rough)58.871130.8534
French (not Russian)58.890229.946
fresh (not stinky)58.7117834.6268
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)58.758932.760
charismatic (not uninspiring)58.6141431.7500
🐷 (not 🐮)58.636635.2249
empirical (not theoretical)58.567633.2517
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.573831.9467
🐩 (not 🐒)58.579036.4169
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.436629.948
resistant (not resigned)58.3137230.4501
penny-pincher (not overspender)58.284130.3246
cat person (not dog person)58.271936.549
dispassionate (not romantic)58.137632.586
extreme (not moderate)57.9106930.9460
historical (not modern)57.867430.8381
stoic (not hypochondriac)57.694237.558
reasonable (not deranged)57.596430.7186
debased (not pure)57.473127.3445
sage (not whippersnapper)57.365133.244
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.266031.664
devoted (not unfaithful)57.1156034.256
goth (not flower child)57.155230.645
demonic (not angelic)57.065825.1516
thin (not thick)57.0100528.4416
vengeful (not forgiving)56.982227.7531
thinker (not doer)56.843335.488
😊 (not 🤣)56.7107328.0153
remote (not involved)56.623330.3496
off-key (not musical)56.685334.858
moody (not stable)56.4117031.7585
tiresome (not interesting)56.429730.3525
enlightened (not lost)56.468831.257
overprepared (not efficient)56.224836.456
impatient (not patient)56.1108031.1291
existentialist (not nihilist)56.1110929.6274
attractive (not repulsive)56.0140530.2629
centrist (not radical)55.960735.564
hedonist (not monastic)55.887327.2119
🐀 (not 🐘)55.874435.7256
queen (not princess)55.7109236.649
wooden (not plastic)55.5132436.675
not genocidal (not genocidal)55.5136136.356
industrial (not domestic)55.483332.3391
traitorous (not loyal)55.336430.3551
🦒 (not 🐐)55.333235.9234
lavish (not frugal)55.273630.6486
rock (not rap)55.2166829.069
bright (not depressed)55.184627.6506
shallow (not deep)55.050432.5204
sheltered (not street-smart)54.961530.1463
irrelevant (not important)54.921034.0294
feisty (not gracious)54.8127028.5492
attentive (not interrupting)54.792532.563
apathetic (not curious)54.632430.5549
beautiful (not ugly)54.6156830.3418
believable (not poorly-written)54.5180729.848
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)54.398433.684
jealous (not opinionated)54.330634.452
ferocious (not pacifist)54.2111830.2536
child free (not pronatalist)54.1124733.6466
philosophical (not real)53.846631.9410
cruel (not kind)53.747725.5515
arcane (not mainstream)53.6106330.2459
everyman (not chosen one)53.276434.047
sheeple (not conspiracist)53.044929.0378
soulless (not soulful)52.943231.0397
western (not eastern)52.9147333.5212
oxymoron (not tautology)52.6117932.637
inspiring (not cringeworthy)52.4116130.5419
honorable (not cunning)51.9116431.4620
reliable (not experimental)51.9105934.564
lustful (not chaste)51.8111027.9520
self-destructive (not self-improving)51.8104131.660
fire (not water)51.8119634.273
rude (not respectful)51.674229.7559
reactive (not proactive)51.4109033.160
atheist (not theist)51.3121334.6383
disarming (not creepy)51.1145929.1304
insider (not outsider)51.088631.7446
villainous (not heroic)50.949527.2561
genuine (not sarcastic)50.9104129.4556
deviant (not average)50.2126929.7409
interested (not bored)50.6157633.971
cannibal (not vegan)50.592936.262

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Marcus Andrews (0.901)
  2. Mycroft Holmes (0.863)
  3. Thomas Matthews (0.861)
  4. Theresa Cullen (0.857)
  5. Dr. Eric Foreman (0.846)
  6. Walter Skinner (0.846)
  7. Eleanor Sung-Young (0.831)
  8. Mr. Saito (0.828)
  9. Jack Crawford (0.827)
  10. Doc (0.823)
  1. Patrick Star (-0.729)
  2. Jason Mendoza (-0.706)
  3. Pumbaa (-0.696)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.675)
  5. Gene Belcher (-0.662)
  6. Philip J. Fry (-0.659)
  7. Luke Dunphy (-0.656)
  8. Dory (-0.648)
  9. Alan (-0.644)
  10. Donkey (-0.626)

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

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


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