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Jay Gatsby Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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)94.01912.253
lavish (not frugal)93.7814.1757
persistent (not quitter)92.716714.5208
romantic (not dispassionate)91.03816.268
stylish (not slovenly)90.85213.0758
driven (not unambitious)90.816414.4743
charismatic (not uninspiring)90.56614.31015
overspender (not penny-pincher)90.12114.3312
idealist (not realist)89.21416.9567
🎩 (not 🧢)89.26216.8195
fantastical (not realistic)88.43618.252
rich (not poor)87.921620.0793
extreme (not moderate)87.713916.4777
overachiever (not underachiever)87.518720.667
manicured (not scruffy)87.323316.9710
beautiful (not ugly)87.242316.5585
extraordinary (not mundane)86.912616.9789
ambitious (not realistic)86.96921.172
night owl (not morning lark)86.510516.1687
devoted (not unfaithful)86.436420.234
motivated (not unmotivated)86.254017.149
obsessed (not aloof)86.17019.6737
mysterious (not unambiguous)85.95820.0807
head@clouds (not down2earth)85.77119.7776
imaginative (not practical)85.55819.8782
attractive (not repulsive)85.432318.6762
exaggerating (not factual)85.112021.767
flamboyant (not modest)84.912122.6825
vibrant (not geriatric)84.815218.772
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.827314.643
charming (not awkward)84.713921.1766
fresh (not stinky)84.619419.4325
important (not irrelevant)84.242321.4341
generous (not stingy)84.011914.867
main character (not side character)83.832528.327
go-getter (not slugabed)83.531819.8169
indulgent (not sober)83.413421.8795
dramatic (not no-nonsense)83.415018.8498
exuberant (not subdued)83.212321.560
complicated (not simple)82.723222.5785
charming (not trusting)82.67420.9780
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)82.63927.974
competitive (not cooperative)82.536719.9733
whimsical (not rational)82.510818.5746
expressive (not monotone)82.326020.052
💃 (not 🧕)82.226022.8319
eloquent (not unpolished)82.025220.41035
diligent (not lazy)81.884319.8764
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)81.614125.848
interesting (not tiresome)81.424121.3786
emotional (not logical)81.318021.6755
protagonist (not antagonist)81.334921.341
dramatic (not comedic)80.728923.280
sexual (not asexual)80.637618.351
🤑 (not 🤠)80.513727.4182
frenzied (not sleepy)80.523011.444
lover (not fighter)80.513819.660
poetic (not factual)80.44521.760
decorative (not utilitarian)80.26323.5542
emotional (not unemotional)80.238718.351
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.237722.3205
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.511123.0705
exhibitionist (not bashful)79.515824.172
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)79.136024.7762
secretive (not open-book)79.137723.274
bold (not serious)79.121421.3720
sad (not happy)79.019419.4742
rebellious (not obedient)79.045220.6745
active (not slothful)78.768621.0700
optimistic (not pessimistic)78.618624.6792
English (not German)78.639323.260
cool (not dorky)78.525824.4166
metaphorical (not literal)78.43922.9793
biased (not impartial)78.323622.7730
master (not apprentice)78.250723.8498
high IQ (not low IQ)78.279218.31008
moody (not stable)78.141521.6762
haunted (not blissful)78.136227.463
treasure (not trash)78.169823.6212
🌟 (not 💩)78.163024.9189
🎨 (not 🏀)77.848821.853
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.551824.0697
cryptic (not straightforward)77.43825.2717
😏 (not 😬)77.420426.0202
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.323624.569
interested (not bored)77.332625.153
bold (not shy)77.292724.3751
outlaw (not sheriff)77.035120.8722
Coke (not Pepsi)76.72431.051
soulful (not soulless)76.570222.5561
🦄 (not 🐴)76.519827.6182
refined (not rugged)76.433124.3740
rhythmic (not stuttering)76.446322.562
creative (not conventional)76.330923.4738
guarded (not open)76.362425.2752
philosophical (not real)76.24923.6629
complimentary (not insulting)76.127221.5566
zany (not regular)76.130821.9218
demanding (not unchallenging)76.169622.398
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)76.023426.7706
captain (not first-mate)76.042628.4722
pack rat (not minimalist)76.09524.4183
child free (not pronatalist)75.927924.7596
flirtatious (not prudish)75.936623.141
impulsive (not cautious)75.935926.9740
abstract (not concrete)75.912724.8175
🧗 (not 🛌)75.946627.1264
washed (not muddy)75.837029.946
deviant (not average)75.738419.3652
jealous (not compersive)75.525424.8766
coordinated (not clumsy)75.464323.5701
wild (not tame)75.451922.2695
crazy (not sane)75.429719.3196
ludicrous (not sensible)75.320624.5750
gendered (not androgynous)75.092727.0454
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.927623.9677
masculine (not feminine)74.965119.9753
fast (not slow)74.953724.2772
artistic (not scientific)74.831021.1714
lustful (not chaste)74.634324.5740
smooth (not rough)74.618124.2709
preppy (not punk rock)74.646327.658
alpha (not beta)74.561627.3721
unorthodox (not traditional)74.343126.0584
high-tech (not low-tech)74.132623.1726
cultured (not rustic)73.836425.735
confidential (not gossiping)73.866226.9752
pro (not noob)73.878326.9206
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.727328.4715
urban (not rural)73.455028.3298
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.326727.0187
flower child (not goth)73.252623.137
tailor (not blacksmith)73.237827.455
loyal (not traitorous)73.1103826.9739
spicy (not mild)73.154723.8744
literary (not mathematical)72.931224.9662
street-smart (not sheltered)72.958327.9694
chosen one (not everyman)72.829428.963
🥰 (not 🙃)72.627329.0297
instinctual (not reasoned)72.442926.4788
privileged (not oppressed)72.367030.565
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.042424.7177
presidential (not folksy)72.040425.859
experimental (not reliable)71.832124.972
cocky (not timid)71.879022.151
individualist (not communal)71.648329.0611
🧠 (not 💪)71.677525.4200
worldly (not innocent)71.574726.3758
playful (not shy)71.576126.7763
🥵 (not 🥶)71.529228.765
opinionated (not neutral)71.5109627.072
hedonist (not monastic)71.324026.5127
musical (not off-key)71.321625.658
machiavellian (not transparent)71.234921.934
multicolored (not monochrome)71.132328.9560
workaholic (not slacker)70.8104126.6537
French (not Russian)70.833324.159
oxymoron (not tautology)70.87724.328
🥳 (not 🥴)70.718629.0203
vain (not demure)70.641425.7691
straight (not queer)70.687928.1479
miserable (not joyful)70.551326.0187
moist (not dry)70.519926.346
roundabout (not direct)70.47928.0726
perceptive (not unobservant)70.3109728.449
civilized (not barbaric)70.380324.3759
pointed (not random)70.286429.349
curious (not apathetic)70.265125.1663
🐩 (not 🐒)70.243329.5198
traumatized (not flourishing)70.161429.164
doer (not thinker)70.055931.576
competent (not incompetent)69.8110425.6744
mischievous (not well behaved)69.770026.5742
🐘 (not 🐀)69.726927.1302
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.334125.61016
pretentious (not unassuming)69.349627.8232
resistant (not resigned)69.273628.3672
lost (not enlightened)69.136728.061
analysis (not common sense)69.142724.560
giving (not receiving)69.063728.544
weird (not normal)68.959821.7753
egalitarian (not racist)68.9125424.2152
air (not earth)68.911231.573
😊 (not 🤣)68.858530.0180
👻 (not 🤖)68.734726.9210
kind (not cruel)68.699321.5685
genius (not dunce)68.580623.1749
rock (not rap)68.5109528.061
disarming (not creepy)68.483324.6427
dominant (not submissive)68.387529.0766
freak (not normie)68.151825.470
resourceful (not helpless)68.0120929.8533
conspiracist (not sheeple)67.966924.3610
suspicious (not awkward)67.872225.2740
mighty (not puny)67.787624.4697
assertive (not passive)67.793027.6715
existentialist (not nihilist)67.738427.4448
decisive (not hesitant)67.587228.7756
long-winded (not concise)67.525629.242
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.427331.453
chic (not cheesy)67.439432.045
circular (not linear)67.220829.757
prestigious (not disreputable)67.070928.6710
funny (not humorless)66.866023.6746
summer (not winter)66.854631.857
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.676726.1164
anxious (not calm)66.664826.5772
👟 (not 🥾)66.446630.7171
tasteful (not lewd)66.377426.5728
chaotic (not orderly)66.357529.5713
arrogant (not humble)66.368327.4760
deranged (not reasonable)66.342825.9185
depressed (not bright)66.238624.8730
juvenile (not mature)66.245024.1558
😎 (not 🧐)66.260731.7199
brave (not careful)66.177127.7776
tactful (not indiscreet)66.165329.4194
warm (not cold)66.067725.9684
foolish (not wise)65.938624.9781
specialist (not generalist)65.956429.5497
queen (not princess)65.979235.341
crafty (not scholarly)65.771729.5789
knowledgeable (not ignorant)65.6102430.664
pensive (not serene)65.689127.851
respectful (not rude)65.576924.2712
clean (not perverted)65.591327.364
industrial (not domestic)65.340227.8511
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.358729.7203
OCD (not ADHD)65.378133.165
neat (not messy)65.285029.8687
bossy (not meek)65.1101825.1752
human (not animalistic)65.1106827.7679
deep (not shallow)65.176630.9241
outsider (not insider)65.050033.5626
hoarder (not unprepared)65.062726.7603
libertarian (not socialist)64.931030.4661
lenient (not strict)64.748627.3691
young (not old)64.794822.2724
scandalous (not proper)64.664727.6649
twitchy (not still)64.672227.382
transient (not permanent)64.625432.0433
metrosexual (not macho)64.669828.950
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)64.4100130.0170
expressive (not stoic)64.376729.6710
backdoor (not official)64.262031.7727
inspiring (not cringeworthy)64.173528.2554
intellectual (not physical)64.092227.6754
intense (not lighthearted)63.997932.257
fire (not water)63.983233.858
edgy (not politically correct)63.871525.4689
😭 (not 😀)63.843832.5199
tense (not relaxed)63.6123228.1796
love-focused (not money-focused)63.6105533.239
loveable (not punchable)63.486328.767
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.482534.260
hipster (not basic)63.334728.6711
overprepared (not efficient)63.312736.156
subjective (not objective)63.233532.1511
sugarcoated (not frank)63.213730.252
💔 (not 💝)63.147936.9282
resolute (not wavering)63.098133.3187
🐮 (not 🐷)62.952428.0243
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.881733.981
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.7114732.0727
hypochondriac (not stoic)62.732628.342
soft (not hard)62.657026.5531
studious (not goof-off)62.6107229.7199
good-humored (not angry)62.578725.4738
extrovert (not introvert)62.379432.9808
liberal (not conservative)62.385729.9202
legit (not scrub)62.3119628.8271
technophile (not luddite)62.247929.0624
arcane (not mainstream)62.267632.3731
reassuring (not fearmongering)62.279728.748
plays hard (not works hard)62.138830.3749
triggered (not trolling)61.892030.856
entitled (not grateful)61.767331.867
sorrowful (not cheery)61.587428.5767
believable (not poorly-written)61.5157024.340
unfixable (not fixable)61.539833.859
jaded (not innocent)61.5103129.456
heroic (not villainous)61.2122822.5798
astonishing (not methodical)61.244831.8736
neurotypical (not autistic)61.2120927.5613
🦇 (not 🐿)61.252630.1148
spontaneous (not scheduled)61.163834.8737
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.144534.9778
modern (not historical)61.078130.9627
playful (not serious)60.953327.9746
kinky (not vanilla)60.867728.8683
soft (not hard)60.763927.7717
🤫 (not 🤔)60.531234.7176
tall (not short)60.486823.3736
dog person (not cat person)60.365936.350
cunning (not honorable)60.255728.6777
sporty (not bookish)60.256828.5732
Italian (not Swedish)60.266529.756
selfish (not altruistic)60.062831.1810
flimsy (not sturdy)60.033928.664
avant-garde (not classical)59.949931.7518
genuine (not sarcastic)59.878028.6733
purple (not orange)59.759131.5603
gamer (not non-gamer)59.746632.853
quirky (not predictable)59.767329.446
leisurely (not hurried)59.643931.5739
introspective (not not introspective)59.6103530.8287
variable (not consistent)59.641533.863
pop (not indie)59.635832.550
work-first (not family-first)59.576031.4747
jock (not nerd)59.462526.3745
accepting (not judgemental)59.369530.0605
white knight (not bad boy)59.394328.152
healthy (not sickly)58.9124428.4734
private (not gregarious)58.8102334.9751
debased (not pure)58.869327.8673
cannibal (not vegan)58.868228.558
atheist (not theist)58.595728.8427
warm (not quarrelsome)58.368326.9709
psychopath (not empath)58.354129.954
spelunker (not claustrophobic)58.293733.262
two-faced (not one-faced)58.152231.559
codependent (not independent)58.049135.9742
hypocritical (not equitable)57.964028.1553
stubborn (not accommodating)57.9132133.773
oblivious (not alert)57.545432.2170
not genocidal (not genocidal)57.4130935.153
narcissistic (not low self esteem)57.396334.964
repetitive (not varied)57.290732.5418
ferocious (not pacifist)56.9104527.1696
deliberate (not spontaneous)56.9108535.5741
western (not eastern)56.8123635.3271
badass (not weakass)56.6136733.549
jealous (not opinionated)56.626035.431
patient (not impatient)56.556835.1498
sunny (not gloomy)56.570728.747
on-time (not tardy)56.5119931.060
Greek (not Roman)56.447334.255
vague (not precise)56.338832.8629
👽 (not 🤡)55.990330.6162
gracious (not feisty)55.843029.4979
desperate (not high standards)55.755736.372
enslaved (not emancipated)55.635833.8691
💀 (not 🎃)55.687835.160
spiritual (not skeptical)55.540431.9716
😜 (not 🤐)55.580335.2166
bad-cook (not good-cook)55.481430.657
loud (not quiet)55.293431.8797
radical (not centrist)55.292334.039
heathen (not devout)55.170030.8701
attentive (not interrupting)55.191430.870
theoretical (not empirical)54.944033.6674
rigid (not flexible)54.995429.3703
profound (not ironic)54.877431.350
unlucky (not fortunate)54.692532.4751
never cries (not often crying)54.5104027.546
🐐 (not 🦒)54.3124834.1259
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.148434.1718
vengeful (not forgiving)54.089230.0701
angelic (not demonic)53.9108223.1737
sweet (not bitter)53.893527.5745
authoritarian (not democratic)53.775930.5652
melee (not ranged)53.757230.242
whippersnapper (not sage)53.788729.153
distant (not touchy-feely)53.7103031.351
📈 (not 📉)53.6133836.0195
mad (not glad)53.4103627.9193
open-minded (not close-minded)53.3117331.3746
drop out (not valedictorian)53.362332.4173
insecure (not confident)53.251433.3756
social (not reclusive)53.2101534.8311
paranoid (not naive)53.2119834.657
salacious (not wholesome)53.176128.8177
epic (not deep)53.089432.172
offended (not chill)52.8108629.961
remote (not involved)52.734132.8735
tight (not loose)52.7128733.162
political (not nonpolitical)52.6109631.3657
vulnerable (not armoured)52.666033.1711
builder (not explorer)52.686433.5789
feminist (not sexist)52.5134026.1222
😇 (not 😈)52.4101229.4219
envious (not prideful)52.427935.288
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.367329.5557
chortling (not giggling)52.1126431.248
yes-man (not contrarian)52.163635.141
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.099432.9242
picky (not always down)52.0113832.954
suspicious (not trusting)51.9108032.4693
poisonous (not nurturing)51.972627.4422
vintage (not trendy)51.9142639.168
🤺 (not 🏌)51.8151135.4193
anarchist (not statist)51.788329.4253
wooden (not plastic)51.7147934.958
formal (not intimate)51.693531.6314
gatherer (not hunter)51.686634.068
cynical (not gullible)51.5126531.950
reactive (not proactive)51.5108433.258
chatty (not reserved)51.497132.8690
freelance (not corporate)50.7117034.962
thick (not thin)50.576325.5600
businesslike (not chivalrous)50.5100233.576

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 (0.764)
  2. Princess Anna Karenina (0.743)
  3. Audrey Horne (0.743)
  4. Holly Golightly (0.731)
  5. Lucifer Morningstar (0.729)
  6. Carrie Bradshaw (0.727)
  7. Frank Abagnale (0.726)
  8. Love Quinn (0.708)
  9. Satine (0.705)
  10. Count Alexei Vronsky (0.703)
  1. Kermit (-0.463)
  2. Niko Polastri (-0.456)
  3. Tommy (-0.43)
  4. Charlie Strong (-0.406)
  5. Lenny (-0.405)
  6. Mark Brendanawicz (-0.392)
  7. Pete Hornberger (-0.389)
  8. Sancho Panza (-0.389)
  9. Chip Dove (-0.38)
  10. Matt Donovan (-0.358)

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

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ENFP65.6%10817
ENFJ64.2%3842
ENTP64.1%5934
ESFP63.6%1202
ENTJ63.2%2286
ESTP62.1%765
ESFJ59.7%592
INFP58.6%23344
ESTJ58.4%547
INFJ57.7%12519
ISFP56.0%1998
INTP55.6%11992
INTJ55.4%8827
ISTP53.1%1950
ISFJ51.9%1602
ISTJ50.2%1475

Notes

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