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Jay Gatsby Descriptive Personality Statistics

Jay Gatsby is a character from The Great Gatsby.

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
extravagant (not thrifty)93.81512.550
lavish (not frugal)93.7814.1751
persistent (not quitter)92.713314.5207
stylish (not slovenly)90.83913.0751
driven (not unambitious)90.713914.4740
romantic (not dispassionate)90.73616.466
charismatic (not uninspiring)90.65314.31011
overspender (not penny-pincher)90.11814.3309
idealist (not realist)89.11117.0564
🎩 (not 🧢)89.05517.0189
overachiever (not underachiever)88.213919.261
rich (not poor)87.919620.0791
extreme (not moderate)87.712316.4774
fantastical (not realistic)87.54418.946
manicured (not scruffy)87.320816.9707
beautiful (not ugly)87.235316.6583
extraordinary (not mundane)86.811316.9783
ambitious (not realistic)86.85721.867
night owl (not morning lark)86.58716.1686
exaggerating (not factual)86.29121.558
motivated (not unmotivated)86.144917.646
obsessed (not aloof)86.15319.6736
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.04920.0803
head@clouds (not down2earth)85.76619.7774
devoted (not unfaithful)85.634621.928
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.620913.941
attractive (not repulsive)85.427118.6761
imaginative (not practical)85.44719.8775
vibrant (not geriatric)85.012418.666
flamboyant (not modest)84.810822.6823
charming (not awkward)84.712021.2764
fresh (not stinky)84.316819.6316
generous (not stingy)84.210014.565
important (not irrelevant)84.134821.4340
indulgent (not sober)83.511921.7789
dramatic (not no-nonsense)83.513518.8496
go-getter (not slugabed)83.526919.7167
expressive (not monotone)83.516814.839
exuberant (not subdued)83.210322.057
complicated (not simple)82.719022.4781
charming (not trusting)82.66120.7771
competitive (not cooperative)82.532419.9728
whimsical (not rational)82.59718.5743
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)82.43828.272
💃 (not 🧕)82.220922.9316
eloquent (not unpolished)82.022020.41029
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)82.012427.241
diligent (not lazy)81.971719.9760
interesting (not tiresome)81.421121.3783
emotional (not logical)81.315421.5748
exhibitionist (not bashful)81.111321.969
sexual (not asexual)81.131318.150
🤑 (not 🤠)80.811127.2181
protagonist (not antagonist)80.830321.236
dramatic (not comedic)80.825222.674
poetic (not factual)80.73822.157
lover (not fighter)80.311820.057
emotional (not unemotional)80.332218.741
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.133922.4200
decorative (not utilitarian)80.14923.6537
frenzied (not sleepy)80.121311.442
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.510923.0702
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)79.130624.7761
bold (not serious)79.117121.3718
sad (not happy)79.016419.5739
rebellious (not obedient)79.038320.6741
haunted (not blissful)79.027827.360
cool (not dorky)78.920024.4159
active (not slothful)78.756721.1698
secretive (not open-book)78.732323.571
optimistic (not pessimistic)78.515824.6787
treasure (not trash)78.458623.2209
metaphorical (not literal)78.43222.9790
biased (not impartial)78.320822.6726
master (not apprentice)78.244023.8496
English (not German)78.235123.653
moody (not stable)78.235521.5758
high IQ (not low IQ)78.267418.31004
🌟 (not 💩)78.052325.0187
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.542723.9695
😏 (not 😬)77.517225.8200
cryptic (not straightforward)77.43325.2715
🎨 (not 🏀)77.441922.151
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.321124.569
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.335222.258
bold (not shy)77.380224.3745
Coke (not Pepsi)77.22030.848
interested (not bored)77.127225.949
outlaw (not sheriff)77.029320.8719
🦄 (not 🐴)76.715827.5179
guarded (not open)76.451425.1750
soulful (not soulless)76.458822.5558
refined (not rugged)76.428824.3737
creative (not conventional)76.325923.3734
complimentary (not insulting)76.222421.5562
🧗 (not 🛌)76.235926.9260
demanding (not unchallenging)76.261122.393
philosophical (not real)76.14523.7624
pack rat (not minimalist)76.17624.5178
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)76.019726.8705
zany (not regular)76.026721.9217
abstract (not concrete)76.011024.7171
child free (not pronatalist)75.923824.7594
impulsive (not cautious)75.931426.9733
captain (not first-mate)75.936028.5720
deviant (not average)75.733319.3648
flirtatious (not prudish)75.732224.137
jealous (not compersive)75.520924.8762
wild (not tame)75.543622.1693
coordinated (not clumsy)75.455223.5698
ludicrous (not sensible)75.319224.5747
chosen one (not everyman)75.319427.256
crazy (not sane)75.226519.3194
gendered (not androgynous)75.080327.0453
masculine (not feminine)74.955620.0748
artistic (not scientific)74.925221.0713
fast (not slow)74.845524.2770
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.825923.9676
lustful (not chaste)74.630424.5734
smooth (not rough)74.614324.3707
cultured (not rustic)74.628025.129
alpha (not beta)74.553027.3717
tailor (not blacksmith)74.430226.252
unorthodox (not traditional)74.335826.0579
preppy (not punk rock)74.141427.657
high-tech (not low-tech)74.027123.1722
washed (not muddy)73.935831.338
confidential (not gossiping)73.855527.0751
flower child (not goth)73.842623.932
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.624728.4712
pro (not noob)73.568927.1200
loyal (not traitorous)73.486526.6735
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.422227.0184
oxymoron (not tautology)73.34425.323
spicy (not mild)73.146823.7740
urban (not rural)73.149228.1290
street-smart (not sheltered)72.950928.0691
literary (not mathematical)72.726025.0656
moist (not dry)72.612124.641
🥰 (not 🙃)72.522429.0294
instinctual (not reasoned)72.436726.5784
presidential (not folksy)72.233025.456
experimental (not reliable)72.026324.467
lost (not enlightened)71.824326.153
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)71.836024.8171
privileged (not oppressed)71.860430.560
giving (not receiving)71.645527.037
worldly (not innocent)71.663326.2753
pointed (not random)71.669828.547
playful (not shy)71.565026.7762
individualist (not communal)71.541529.0609
hedonist (not monastic)71.421126.6119
French (not Russian)71.325624.654
🧠 (not 💪)71.366425.6196
🥵 (not 🥶)71.223528.864
multicolored (not monochrome)71.126628.9556
workaholic (not slacker)71.187926.4532
opinionated (not neutral)71.096427.469
🥳 (not 🥴)70.914128.9194
straight (not queer)70.978127.8477
cocky (not timid)70.769524.535
musical (not off-key)70.719426.055
vain (not demure)70.637325.7687
miserable (not joyful)70.543526.1186
roundabout (not direct)70.37528.1722
curious (not apathetic)70.154325.1657
🐩 (not 🐒)70.136829.5197
civilized (not barbaric)70.168424.4752
competent (not incompetent)69.994225.5741
analysis (not common sense)69.734823.743
long-winded (not concise)69.717728.732
mischievous (not well behaved)69.761326.5737
summer (not winter)69.740231.341
🐘 (not 🐀)69.624027.1301
chic (not cheesy)69.626630.832
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.329725.51015
traumatized (not flourishing)69.252429.760
resistant (not resigned)69.162428.3669
pretentious (not unassuming)69.143127.7231
egalitarian (not racist)69.0104324.3151
doer (not thinker)69.050832.072
weird (not normal)68.952321.8750
perceptive (not unobservant)68.996529.244
rock (not rap)68.794529.747
genius (not dunce)68.668623.1744
👻 (not 🤖)68.629227.0207
kind (not cruel)68.583121.6683
😊 (not 🤣)68.549429.9175
disarming (not creepy)68.471124.7421
dominant (not submissive)68.476029.0763
air (not earth)68.110031.571
resourceful (not helpless)68.0103329.8531
existentialist (not nihilist)67.931227.3445
freak (not normie)67.944026.065
assertive (not passive)67.881027.6713
conspiracist (not sheeple)67.857524.4604
circular (not linear)67.816329.750
mighty (not puny)67.773924.3693
suspicious (not awkward)67.764425.2735
decisive (not hesitant)67.575428.6754
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.424130.749
prestigious (not disreputable)67.159628.6707
funny (not humorless)66.857023.6742
anxious (not calm)66.755326.5769
👟 (not 🥾)66.639930.8167
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.560532.754
machiavellian (not transparent)66.539621.526
chaotic (not orderly)66.449629.5710
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.465526.2162
arrogant (not humble)66.360127.4756
juvenile (not mature)66.339424.0555
tasteful (not lewd)66.264226.5726
specialist (not generalist)66.244629.4493
tactful (not indiscreet)66.257529.4192
brave (not careful)66.164027.7774
depressed (not bright)66.132324.7721
😎 (not 🧐)66.151231.7198
knowledgeable (not ignorant)66.185930.562
clean (not perverted)66.175527.163
warm (not cold)66.056725.9683
deranged (not reasonable)66.036926.0181
foolish (not wise)65.933824.9780
twitchy (not still)65.859526.778
crafty (not scholarly)65.760929.5783
overprepared (not efficient)65.78935.249
respectful (not rude)65.663824.2709
deep (not shallow)65.462730.7238
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.351329.7199
bossy (not meek)65.288725.0749
neat (not messy)65.273529.8681
industrial (not domestic)65.236027.9507
human (not animalistic)65.091827.7677
outsider (not insider)65.043833.5626
hoarder (not unprepared)65.053426.7603
OCD (not ADHD)65.069632.856
lenient (not strict)64.741727.4688
libertarian (not socialist)64.728930.4658
young (not old)64.679822.2719
scandalous (not proper)64.655127.5647
transient (not permanent)64.621132.0430
metrosexual (not macho)64.660628.950
intense (not lighthearted)64.582531.352
pensive (not serene)64.485328.348
expressive (not stoic)64.265729.5706
backdoor (not official)64.254831.8725
loveable (not punchable)64.270328.063
😭 (not 😀)64.135532.5196
edgy (not politically correct)64.061425.4685
inspiring (not cringeworthy)64.062728.2553
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)64.085630.3166
fire (not water)63.972933.858
intellectual (not physical)63.880027.7748
love-focused (not money-focused)63.886435.433
tense (not relaxed)63.6105128.1792
resolute (not wavering)63.581633.2185
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.526125.324
queen (not princess)63.474335.332
hipster (not basic)63.327728.6710
subjective (not objective)63.326832.1509
💔 (not 💝)63.240736.8280
studious (not goof-off)63.091729.9194
sugarcoated (not frank)62.912529.140
🐮 (not 🐷)62.843128.1240
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.798432.0724
soft (not hard)62.548226.5527
good-humored (not angry)62.465525.4732
legit (not scrub)62.4102728.8270
extrovert (not introvert)62.369332.9805
liberal (not conservative)62.371629.9202
plays hard (not works hard)62.234330.3745
technophile (not luddite)62.141029.0621
arcane (not mainstream)62.157332.3725
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.174334.477
believable (not poorly-written)61.6133623.834
sorrowful (not cheery)61.573228.5765
unfixable (not fixable)61.534933.657
neurotypical (not autistic)61.4107427.5609
🦇 (not 🐿)61.445030.1145
reassuring (not fearmongering)61.468927.841
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.399332.842
heroic (not villainous)61.2103022.5794
triggered (not trolling)61.279032.250
spontaneous (not scheduled)61.153534.8733
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.137134.9775
astonishing (not methodical)61.136231.9733
playful (not serious)60.945027.9741
kinky (not vanilla)60.957828.7681
modern (not historical)60.966630.9625
🤫 (not 🤔)60.824334.7174
white knight (not bad boy)60.876326.844
tall (not short)60.673023.3670
soft (not hard)60.654027.8711
sporty (not bookish)60.447428.5729
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.470233.153
quirky (not predictable)60.454929.741
cunning (not honorable)60.348828.6774
selfish (not altruistic)60.055331.0807
entitled (not grateful)59.963732.459
genuine (not sarcastic)59.863428.6732
jaded (not innocent)59.892430.449
leisurely (not hurried)59.739031.4731
dog person (not cat person)59.759636.642
purple (not orange)59.648831.5600
work-first (not family-first)59.665331.4744
avant-garde (not classical)59.642631.6513
introspective (not not introspective)59.588030.8284
gamer (not non-gamer)59.540333.350
jock (not nerd)59.453826.2740
pop (not indie)59.430831.941
accepting (not judgemental)59.357130.0605
Italian (not Swedish)59.361029.754
flimsy (not sturdy)59.230828.762
narcissistic (not low self esteem)59.178934.557
healthy (not sickly)59.0106628.4732
psychopath (not empath)59.045329.551
jealous (not opinionated)59.018234.025
debased (not pure)58.860027.8671
private (not gregarious)58.786635.0749
Greek (not Roman)58.728532.943
atheist (not theist)58.679228.8426
variable (not consistent)58.636433.961
warm (not quarrelsome)58.456526.9708
cannibal (not vegan)58.261328.554
badass (not weakass)58.2112134.145
stubborn (not accommodating)58.2112333.971
codependent (not independent)58.142535.8740
hypocritical (not equitable)57.954628.0550
sunny (not gloomy)57.457229.243
repetitive (not varied)57.377932.4413
💀 (not 🎃)57.270234.658
oblivious (not alert)57.041032.2167
deliberate (not spontaneous)56.993235.6735
two-faced (not one-faced)56.946331.956
ferocious (not pacifist)56.889727.1694
patient (not impatient)56.547935.1497
western (not eastern)56.5104835.3269
vague (not precise)56.432932.8627
radical (not centrist)56.470233.330
desperate (not high standards)56.146436.371
bad-cook (not good-cook)55.969231.149
gracious (not feisty)55.834929.4979
😜 (not 🤐)55.866735.1162
profound (not ironic)55.860531.446
👽 (not 🤡)55.777030.7159
attentive (not interrupting)55.774330.669
enslaved (not emancipated)55.630633.8688
never cries (not often crying)55.685627.839
spiritual (not skeptical)55.534031.9711
on-time (not tardy)55.3104030.656
loud (not quiet)55.180531.7790
heathen (not devout)55.159930.8698
theoretical (not empirical)55.038133.6671
rigid (not flexible)54.982929.3701
cynical (not gullible)54.998631.842
unlucky (not fortunate)54.776832.4748
🐐 (not 🦒)54.3105534.3255
vengeful (not forgiving)54.276430.0696
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.940634.1714
authoritarian (not democratic)53.866130.5650
angelic (not demonic)53.891123.1733
sweet (not bitter)53.778427.4740
📈 (not 📉)53.5113135.9193
vintage (not trendy)53.5117139.063
distant (not touchy-feely)53.588930.445
mad (not glad)53.489927.7188
envious (not prideful)53.421835.086
open-minded (not close-minded)53.398531.4743
insecure (not confident)53.143233.4752
social (not reclusive)53.187134.8309
feminist (not sexist)53.1111026.0216
drop out (not valedictorian)53.153032.1170
offended (not chill)53.192530.258
whippersnapper (not sage)53.078428.848
salacious (not wholesome)52.965528.8173
epic (not deep)52.877832.068
remote (not involved)52.729232.7733
political (not nonpolitical)52.692831.3655
vulnerable (not armoured)52.656433.1708
tight (not loose)52.6110833.058
builder (not explorer)52.575333.5785
😇 (not 😈)52.584929.4215
paranoid (not naive)52.5104535.146
corporate (not freelance)52.466035.156
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.359129.5556
proactive (not reactive)52.265433.443
🤺 (not 🏌)52.1127635.3190
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.184232.9239
wooden (not plastic)51.9124335.157
suspicious (not trusting)51.893332.4689
poisonous (not nurturing)51.862727.4420
anarchist (not statist)51.874429.4249
melee (not ranged)51.757031.037
formal (not intimate)51.579731.6312
chatty (not reserved)51.383232.8687
gatherer (not hunter)51.376034.164
chortling (not giggling)51.1110431.143
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.182132.973
always down (not picky)50.963033.046
contrarian (not yes-man)50.6110735.936
thick (not thin)50.565225.5597

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Neal Caffrey (0.76)
  2. Audrey Horne (0.742)
  3. Princess Anna Karenina (0.732)
  4. Lucifer Morningstar (0.725)
  5. Holly Golightly (0.724)
  6. Carrie Bradshaw (0.724)
  7. Frank Abagnale (0.722)
  8. Satine (0.701)
  9. Count Alexei Vronsky (0.695)
  10. Mia Wallace (0.689)
  1. Kermit (-0.456)
  2. Niko Polastri (-0.446)
  3. Tommy (-0.426)
  4. Pete Hornberger (-0.408)
  5. Charlie Strong (-0.395)
  6. Mark Brendanawicz (-0.389)
  7. Chip Dove (-0.379)
  8. Matt Donovan (-0.352)
  9. Charlie Swan (-0.344)
  10. Dale Harding (-0.34)

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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