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Preston Burke Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.18911.3593
workaholic (not slacker)90.711513.1466
coordinated (not clumsy)90.58813.7561
high IQ (not low IQ)90.219214.6517
driven (not unambitious)90.116215.7525
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.75214.3598
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)89.43818.4195
narcissistic (not low self esteem)89.47214.867
diligent (not lazy)89.329514.1579
tall (not short)89.14812.1584
studious (not goof-off)89.19518.6213
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)89.12017.2203
serious (not playful)88.77413.4657
neat (not messy)88.58918.6453
master (not apprentice)88.515216.9352
OCD (not ADHD)87.72715.071
scientific (not artistic)87.27117.1587
straight (not queer)87.213521.7316
masculine (not feminine)87.122516.4610
intense (not lighthearted)87.015814.147
rich (not poor)86.922716.0503
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.68617.3576
orderly (not chaotic)85.87419.7568
motivated (not unmotivated)85.748517.546
bossy (not meek)85.625816.1529
scholarly (not crafty)85.53619.4516
reserved (not chatty)85.29314.9580
manicured (not scruffy)85.227719.4542
strict (not lenient)85.011817.0604
cocky (not timid)84.828019.352
rational (not whimsical)84.57919.7576
practical (not imaginative)84.29918.8514
dominant (not submissive)84.034520.1572
never cries (not often crying)84.013323.053
monotone (not expressive)83.82218.357
overachiever (not underachiever)83.730823.379
demanding (not unchallenging)83.633522.195
works hard (not plays hard)83.519119.6617
🧠 (not 💪)83.427421.5213
private (not gregarious)83.311417.9514
picky (not always down)83.16621.945
rigid (not flexible)83.010616.6553
competitive (not cooperative)82.832021.9597
precise (not vague)82.714722.9413
specialist (not generalist)82.73821.0442
jaded (not innocent)82.723614.349
valedictorian (not drop out)82.631529.0178
🤐 (not 😜)82.65820.0160
good-cook (not bad-cook)82.64923.858
eloquent (not unpolished)82.521121.3468
genius (not dunce)82.423120.2625
gendered (not androgynous)82.438324.0279
competent (not incompetent)82.346822.3492
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.315022.5516
methodical (not astonishing)82.08321.3557
distant (not touchy-feely)82.013020.957
intellectual (not physical)81.929320.0646
tight (not loose)81.815924.257
vintage (not trendy)81.821617.348
confident (not insecure)81.629322.3601
confidential (not gossiping)81.530120.4552
dramatic (not comedic)81.423123.360
alpha (not beta)81.437022.3477
on-time (not tardy)81.335825.885
entitled (not grateful)81.121520.174
logical (not emotional)81.19221.1590
serious (not bold)81.04621.8563
direct (not roundabout)80.825822.1539
guarded (not open)80.836220.7533
arrogant (not humble)80.728622.3587
frank (not sugarcoated)80.730722.130
refined (not rugged)80.517723.2584
punchable (not loveable)80.413525.568
assertive (not passive)80.340122.4429
pretentious (not unassuming)80.019923.9166
dry (not moist)79.75222.256
tense (not relaxed)79.741121.4600
prestigious (not disreputable)79.619323.2485
traditional (not unorthodox)79.69623.6378
realistic (not fantastical)79.616523.261
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.521721.8183
active (not slothful)79.455721.4480
highbrow (not lowbrow)79.314022.6464
stoic (not expressive)79.19123.7584
factual (not poetic)79.015521.668
preppy (not punk rock)78.826325.953
bookish (not sporty)78.644322.7491
opinionated (not neutral)78.665124.261
pro (not noob)78.553528.9168
pointed (not random)78.543028.667
hard (not soft)78.425420.1425
individualist (not communal)78.426124.1391
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.440624.5207
💔 (not 💝)78.412824.3242
hard (not soft)78.226721.4555
decisive (not hesitant)78.040724.0543
🧐 (not 😎)78.010523.3187
businesslike (not chivalrous)77.920227.982
resourceful (not helpless)77.966723.3422
offended (not chill)77.722626.061
civilized (not barbaric)77.544824.8525
healthy (not sickly)77.542423.6528
linear (not circular)77.43226.847
secretive (not open-book)77.436225.279
high standards (not desperate)77.427529.9104
concrete (not abstract)77.314225.1207
worldly (not innocent)77.145218.8541
cynical (not gullible)77.135427.765
🥴 (not 🥳)76.911124.2171
cold (not warm)76.822320.7530
bold (not shy)76.784021.9559
work-first (not family-first)76.728528.0634
captain (not first-mate)76.736127.8517
formal (not intimate)76.717825.4269
literal (not metaphorical)76.612724.9537
🐴 (not 🦄)76.520028.7186
💀 (not 🎃)76.520526.446
gloomy (not sunny)76.427620.257
presidential (not folksy)76.324023.145
🥶 (not 🥵)76.37325.967
chortling (not giggling)76.118318.435
basic (not hipster)76.023423.7510
classical (not avant-garde)75.915425.5378
mature (not juvenile)75.834926.0415
high-tech (not low-tech)75.525024.5490
stubborn (not accommodating)75.459926.689
pensive (not serene)75.224023.453
judgemental (not accepting)75.231422.8392
mathematical (not literary)74.911526.8555
independent (not codependent)74.946729.4514
sheriff (not outlaw)74.829225.1478
reclusive (not social)74.719922.7263
unemotional (not emotional)74.78728.264
armoured (not vulnerable)74.538123.9493
egalitarian (not racist)74.390426.7136
tame (not wild)74.215424.4510
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.151524.251
utilitarian (not decorative)74.028725.2381
authoritarian (not democratic)73.928026.1536
humorless (not funny)73.914621.7547
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.824529.1562
prideful (not envious)73.841228.793
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)73.718524.6480
🙃 (not 🥰)73.721926.0243
quiet (not loud)73.625723.8634
non-gamer (not gamer)73.637631.176
minimalist (not pack rat)73.515229.8161
repetitive (not varied)73.416625.4310
vain (not demure)73.332225.9538
realist (not idealist)73.323027.7416
official (not backdoor)73.016927.0512
mad (not glad)72.936323.3180
conventional (not creative)72.820326.3544
monochrome (not multicolored)72.822027.9381
predictable (not quirky)72.813929.354
close-minded (not open-minded)72.718422.7501
miserable (not joyful)72.636621.7190
mighty (not puny)72.559424.6528
analysis (not common sense)72.428131.053
perceptive (not unobservant)72.289229.045
winter (not summer)71.730328.449
machiavellian (not transparent)71.730924.253
clean (not perverted)71.561127.780
sorrowful (not cheery)71.442219.1580
🎩 (not 🧢)71.445130.2194
tailor (not blacksmith)71.341830.940
cautious (not impulsive)71.330527.4575
selfish (not altruistic)71.135725.3553
sturdy (not flimsy)71.159629.551
neurotypical (not autistic)71.162128.0501
bitter (not sweet)71.035521.7496
antagonist (not protagonist)70.917129.844
paranoid (not naive)70.934224.451
quarrelsome (not warm)70.945624.2515
emancipated (not enslaved)70.750526.1431
concise (not long-winded)70.718626.542
🤑 (not 🤠)70.530228.5173
wise (not foolish)70.443126.4596
political (not nonpolitical)70.138927.0485
reasoned (not instinctual)69.820329.5564
calm (not anxious)69.821327.4539
extravagant (not thrifty)69.838929.371
hoarder (not unprepared)69.832220.6448
fast (not slow)69.767825.7521
no-nonsense (not dramatic)69.330531.8347
urban (not rural)69.367227.6236
nerd (not jock)69.160729.2545
obedient (not rebellious)69.026028.6495
sensible (not ludicrous)68.950429.4542
complicated (not simple)68.966829.6488
alert (not oblivious)68.968329.0179
🤖 (not 👻)68.824632.1159
factual (not exaggerating)68.839529.665
proper (not scandalous)68.742630.0506
English (not German)68.796129.043
corporate (not freelance)68.730830.548
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)68.435429.0364
triggered (not trolling)68.444429.844
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.344431.8565
stingy (not generous)68.331224.272
🧕 (not 💃)68.212027.3261
well behaved (not mischievous)68.133728.6578
prudish (not flirtatious)68.027726.332
go-getter (not slugabed)67.9104631.3150
😭 (not 😀)67.928225.7199
sober (not indulgent)67.629228.3501
geriatric (not vibrant)67.513526.650
🧗 (not 🛌)67.462433.1240
human (not animalistic)67.385527.8494
privileged (not oppressed)67.374528.946
two-faced (not one-faced)67.330831.571
introvert (not extrovert)67.029827.7551
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.928831.1250
deep (not epic)66.919526.356
😬 (not 😏)66.825032.4161
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.757031.368
morning lark (not night owl)66.525932.2378
suspicious (not awkward)66.470525.6545
conservative (not liberal)66.426030.3208
haunted (not blissful)66.474027.575
money-focused (not love-focused)66.233232.050
objective (not subjective)66.118329.3358
earth (not air)66.156231.076
introspective (not not introspective)65.863531.4224
resolute (not wavering)65.873231.8146
receiving (not giving)65.738329.659
straightforward (not cryptic)65.669631.5520
contrarian (not yes-man)65.458825.849
persistent (not quitter)65.3145733.8206
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.226929.2509
devout (not heathen)65.146027.3502
politically correct (not edgy)65.136429.8506
sad (not happy)65.163821.1468
technophile (not luddite)65.134626.5421
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)65.130633.1166
skeptical (not spiritual)65.087632.3539
angry (not good-humored)64.840422.6503
hunter (not gatherer)64.862831.754
profound (not ironic)64.830228.677
trash (not treasure)64.718430.6179
😈 (not 😇)64.650029.8196
tasteful (not lewd)64.673629.9553
regular (not zany)64.526931.2145
subdued (not exuberant)64.526629.952
obsessed (not aloof)64.465030.2521
white knight (not bad boy)64.468028.644
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.351528.6482
builder (not explorer)64.340428.1493
indie (not pop)64.266728.737
charming (not awkward)64.076128.6567
vanilla (not kinky)63.948529.0517
Pepsi (not Coke)63.911535.679
extraordinary (not mundane)63.687331.0567
ranged (not melee)63.633726.928
tactful (not indiscreet)63.468731.5155
shy (not playful)63.320023.7519
hypocritical (not equitable)63.343928.7432
sane (not crazy)63.348330.9153
consistent (not variable)63.362836.754
libertarian (not socialist)63.135328.9423
🤔 (not 🤫)63.151834.0195
salacious (not wholesome)63.046527.5171
mysterious (not unambiguous)62.848230.1538
🏌 (not 🤺)62.615633.1167
normie (not freak)62.643330.672
cultured (not rustic)62.673433.450
charming (not trusting)62.558226.4554
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')62.59134.4383
frenzied (not sleepy)62.5114129.047
claustrophobic (not spelunker)62.423428.839
unfixable (not fixable)62.433831.257
normal (not weird)62.337328.5585
fortunate (not unlucky)62.241627.7532
purple (not orange)62.042430.1389
💩 (not 🌟)61.824733.3181
old (not young)61.748019.5565
knowledgeable (not ignorant)61.7102332.745
suspicious (not trusting)61.668927.5519
statist (not anarchist)61.655229.6244
dorky (not cool)61.650929.9179
cheesy (not chic)61.660333.144
modest (not flamboyant)61.566833.8604
biased (not impartial)61.490528.1504
stylish (not slovenly)61.184530.9505
insulting (not complimentary)61.153526.7412
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.029932.548
pessimistic (not optimistic)60.956626.9484
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.992030.0160
ambitious (not realistic)60.977936.084
still (not twitchy)60.935234.873
hard-work (not natural-talent)60.981030.482
mild (not spicy)60.838928.8494
👟 (not 🥾)60.859736.0161
🦇 (not 🐿)60.648333.7169
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.642330.655
cat person (not dog person)60.655034.839
poisonous (not nurturing)60.547227.2305
macho (not metrosexual)60.540834.947
sexual (not asexual)60.495931.166
uncreative (not open to new experinces)60.325028.6542
jealous (not compersive)60.357728.2476
traumatized (not flourishing)60.186830.859
legit (not scrub)60.0113932.8239
🏀 (not 🎨)60.049633.766
weakass (not badass)59.827634.855
hurried (not leisurely)59.570029.3550
transient (not permanent)59.535531.4295
careful (not brave)59.435730.9563
fighter (not lover)59.363328.985
sexist (not feminist)59.139728.3220
🤡 (not 👽)59.042235.5177
psychopath (not empath)59.046831.474
charismatic (not uninspiring)58.9122931.5494
smooth (not rough)58.862630.8534
thinker (not doer)58.733335.184
fresh (not stinky)58.6104834.6264
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)58.652232.456
empirical (not theoretical)58.560033.2515
🐷 (not 🐮)58.533735.3248
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.466832.0462
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.477237.452
🐩 (not 🐒)58.269836.3166
fearmongering (not reassuring)58.252633.846
resistant (not resigned)58.1121730.4501
penny-pincher (not overspender)58.074230.3245
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.045334.543
devoted (not unfaithful)58.0132933.752
extreme (not moderate)57.993931.0457
sage (not whippersnapper)57.755532.733
historical (not modern)57.657230.8379
📉 (not 📈)57.626433.9174
reasonable (not deranged)57.585030.6184
goth (not flower child)57.546530.944
debased (not pure)57.363927.3443
not genocidal (not genocidal)57.2113536.847
overprepared (not efficient)57.121037.351
off-key (not musical)57.073234.953
demonic (not angelic)56.958725.1513
centrist (not radical)56.949034.258
thin (not thick)56.888028.4413
😊 (not 🤣)56.793128.3150
French (not Russian)56.789230.038
vengeful (not forgiving)56.672627.8521
remote (not involved)56.621030.3493
enlightened (not lost)56.660630.953
dispassionate (not romantic)56.536232.980
tiresome (not interesting)56.427430.2522
washed (not muddy)56.495632.939
moody (not stable)56.3103631.8580
attractive (not repulsive)56.0121630.2626
impatient (not patient)56.096631.2288
existentialist (not nihilist)56.097429.6273
🦒 (not 🐐)56.028635.8229
wooden (not plastic)55.9115336.772
Roman (not Greek)55.760136.640
hedonist (not monastic)55.579427.2117
oxymoron (not tautology)55.585333.330
traitorous (not loyal)55.431930.2548
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.481633.581
🐀 (not 🐘)55.366435.6253
bright (not depressed)55.274827.6502
industrial (not domestic)55.273032.3387
shallow (not deep)55.245232.7199
lavish (not frugal)55.166630.6485
feisty (not gracious)54.9113028.5493
sheltered (not street-smart)54.953830.2462
Swedish (not Italian)54.865428.122
beautiful (not ugly)54.6135030.4416
irrelevant (not important)54.519134.0289
apathetic (not curious)54.429230.5546
rock (not rap)54.4146228.961
queen (not princess)54.399537.541
ferocious (not pacifist)54.298330.2533
attentive (not interrupting)54.281132.662
believable (not poorly-written)54.1158930.147
child free (not pronatalist)54.0109233.6464
cruel (not kind)53.842625.5512
philosophical (not real)53.840231.9406
arcane (not mainstream)53.590930.2457
sheeple (not conspiracist)53.138929.0376
western (not eastern)52.8129133.5211
soulless (not soulful)52.638830.9393
inspiring (not cringeworthy)52.4101030.5419
honorable (not cunning)52.0100031.4614
everyman (not chosen one)51.871334.843
lustful (not chaste)51.799427.9519
interested (not bored)51.5133833.869
rude (not respectful)51.465429.7555
atheist (not theist)51.4105334.5382
self-improving (not self-destructive)51.475931.256
insider (not outsider)51.276331.6444
proactive (not reactive)51.271332.752
disarming (not creepy)51.0127529.1302
fire (not water)51.0108433.870
genuine (not sarcastic)50.989929.4553
villainous (not heroic)50.844527.2557
opinionated (not jealous)50.2141234.039
deviant (not average)50.3111029.6404
reliable (not experimental)50.697334.262
cannibal (not vegan)50.582636.157

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 (0.899)
  2. Mycroft Holmes (0.861)
  3. Thomas Matthews (0.855)
  4. Theresa Cullen (0.851)
  5. Dr. Eric Foreman (0.847)
  6. Walter Skinner (0.844)
  7. Eleanor Sung-Young (0.829)
  8. Mr. Saito (0.828)
  9. Jack Crawford (0.823)
  10. Carolyn Martens (0.821)
  1. Jason Mendoza (-0.707)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.696)
  3. Kevin Malone (-0.682)
  4. Gene Belcher (-0.661)
  5. Luke Dunphy (-0.66)
  6. Philip J. Fry (-0.654)
  7. Alan (-0.642)
  8. Dory (-0.641)
  9. Donkey (-0.625)
  10. Charlie Kelly (-0.619)

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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