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Jay Gatsby 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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
lavish (not frugal)94.0313.6766
persistent (not quitter)92.88113.7192
stylish (not slovenly)90.72713.2745
charismatic (not uninspiring)90.63114.11014
driven (not unambitious)90.610814.2757
overspender (not penny-pincher)89.41715.3300
idealist (not realist)89.3616.5564
extreme (not moderate)87.97416.3772
🎩 (not 🧢)87.84717.6168
manicured (not scruffy)87.413016.6706
rich (not poor)87.412620.4785
beautiful (not ugly)87.215316.5591
night owl (not morning lark)86.44916.3668
extraordinary (not mundane)86.27217.3752
obsessed (not aloof)85.93519.8751
mysterious (not unambiguous)85.82820.1795
head@clouds (not down2earth)85.53619.8773
imaginative (not practical)85.32619.8771
attractive (not repulsive)84.914918.7750
flamboyant (not modest)84.86822.4803
important (not irrelevant)84.717720.6308
charming (not awkward)84.47721.1747
fresh (not stinky)84.08419.7307
indulgent (not sober)83.66821.4782
go-getter (not slugabed)83.516419.6155
dramatic (not no-nonsense)83.08418.8492
complicated (not simple)82.710322.2793
💃 (not 🧕)82.710622.0283
charming (not trusting)82.64620.7780
competitive (not cooperative)82.519519.8729
eloquent (not unpolished)82.214320.11059
whimsical (not rational)82.06418.7739
diligent (not lazy)81.643720.3760
interesting (not tiresome)81.310921.4774
emotional (not logical)80.99721.7746
decorative (not utilitarian)80.22223.4536
🤑 (not 🤠)80.07427.3161
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.76222.7688
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)79.316224.2768
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.323322.6176
rebellious (not obedient)79.221720.0736
cool (not dorky)79.011224.6148
bold (not serious)78.910621.2720
sad (not happy)78.99319.5734
optimistic (not pessimistic)78.78224.3780
treasure (not trash)78.633322.7147
active (not slothful)78.333321.4703
master (not apprentice)78.226823.8490
moody (not stable)78.220021.7780
biased (not impartial)78.215122.5735
high IQ (not low IQ)78.140118.1999
metaphorical (not literal)78.02222.9782
cryptic (not straightforward)77.92424.6713
zany (not regular)77.714319.2194
bold (not shy)77.347024.1750
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.023124.3704
outlaw (not sheriff)77.016420.9722
🌟 (not 💩)76.929324.7163
🦄 (not 🐴)76.79127.5159
creative (not conventional)76.614722.6730
refined (not rugged)76.419824.1731
captain (not first-mate)76.119828.2721
child free (not pronatalist)76.115624.5589
😏 (not 😬)76.110826.2180
soulful (not soulless)76.034122.7544
ludicrous (not sensible)75.911223.9746
wild (not tame)75.823222.4672
guarded (not open)75.832425.4766
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)75.713627.2710
pack rat (not minimalist)75.74924.8166
coordinated (not clumsy)75.734123.5709
🧗 (not 🛌)75.720026.7263
philosophical (not real)75.62824.4610
deviant (not average)75.522219.5656
gendered (not androgynous)75.449727.0447
impulsive (not cautious)75.419027.0730
complimentary (not insulting)75.413421.8562
jealous (not compersive)75.213725.0759
abstract (not concrete)75.07925.7148
artistic (not scientific)74.912821.1707
crazy (not sane)74.814819.5186
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.716524.0686
lustful (not chaste)74.720624.7747
smooth (not rough)74.710024.0711
fast (not slow)74.525424.3774
masculine (not feminine)74.432220.0748
alpha (not beta)74.430927.3701
unorthodox (not traditional)74.321025.6580
urban (not rural)74.324826.9269
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.918228.4727
high-tech (not low-tech)73.616323.3726
spicy (not mild)73.428023.6736
confidential (not gossiping)73.332626.7746
pro (not noob)73.340326.7179
🧠 (not 💪)73.334424.4162
literary (not mathematical)73.113324.8676
street-smart (not sheltered)73.031227.9695
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.013927.0160
loyal (not traitorous)72.750826.8744
hedonist (not monastic)72.611125.8113
instinctual (not reasoned)72.321626.3805
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)71.719724.9148
🥰 (not 🙃)71.412029.8275
playful (not shy)71.336927.0745
worldly (not innocent)71.339426.1740
vain (not demure)71.023925.3690
workaholic (not slacker)70.951726.3536
multicolored (not monochrome)70.814028.8559
individualist (not communal)70.825229.5595
😊 (not 🤣)70.623827.6144
roundabout (not direct)70.54128.1716
straight (not queer)70.454028.4491
curious (not apathetic)70.131125.0661
civilized (not barbaric)70.040224.3766
🥳 (not 🥴)70.08130.1162
🐘 (not 🐀)69.814927.2292
competent (not incompetent)69.554825.6742
weird (not normal)69.428421.6756
miserable (not joyful)69.428727.4172
mischievous (not well behaved)69.436326.6739
🐩 (not 🐒)69.321930.1184
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.217125.61043
genius (not dunce)68.938022.5723
dominant (not submissive)68.645128.4768
resistant (not resigned)68.637728.6648
disarming (not creepy)68.539524.3419
mighty (not puny)68.143124.1693
egalitarian (not racist)68.060923.0131
kind (not cruel)67.847421.8695
decisive (not hesitant)67.746528.5762
resourceful (not helpless)67.761629.5510
existentialist (not nihilist)67.518827.3435
👻 (not 🤖)67.517126.6158
conspiracist (not sheeple)67.434124.5601
assertive (not passive)67.450827.7708
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.438926.2142
suspicious (not awkward)67.340125.3736
deep (not shallow)67.233929.5183
👟 (not 🥾)67.222031.2154
pretentious (not unassuming)67.130428.4189
anxious (not calm)67.030526.0769
juvenile (not mature)66.923423.3556
arrogant (not humble)66.837727.2758
brave (not careful)66.635627.6795
prestigious (not disreputable)66.637628.8715
funny (not humorless)66.231423.8735
bossy (not meek)66.150724.7746
warm (not cold)66.132425.5689
crafty (not scholarly)66.136529.2770
chaotic (not orderly)66.028729.7717
tasteful (not lewd)65.938726.4728
specialist (not generalist)65.928229.3483
depressed (not bright)65.918624.8717
deranged (not reasonable)65.921426.6165
foolish (not wise)65.819924.6761
industrial (not domestic)65.523027.6493
hoarder (not unprepared)65.329826.8615
transient (not permanent)65.112131.9427
respectful (not rude)65.036324.3722
outsider (not insider)65.026833.5644
backdoor (not official)65.033131.4722
tactful (not indiscreet)65.037729.9181
young (not old)64.844222.0731
libertarian (not socialist)64.719830.3660
neat (not messy)64.645730.1686
scandalous (not proper)64.631627.3643
lenient (not strict)64.623827.4687
expressive (not stoic)64.434229.3721
human (not animalistic)64.454127.7693
edgy (not politically correct)64.338225.3681
intellectual (not physical)63.846527.5749
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)63.834529.6164
tense (not relaxed)63.761227.8803
hipster (not basic)63.713228.5737
💔 (not 💝)63.724336.3262
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)63.749030.2159
😎 (not 🧐)63.630032.8166
resolute (not wavering)63.549433.1174
😭 (not 😀)63.325232.5174
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.135728.3559
subjective (not objective)63.118432.0502
🤫 (not 🤔)63.19933.6158
extrovert (not introvert)62.839732.6799
🦇 (not 🐿)62.824429.9128
plays hard (not works hard)62.720330.1756
good-humored (not angry)62.436825.5743
soft (not hard)62.427526.3536
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.158031.9738
technophile (not luddite)62.124729.1625
arcane (not mainstream)62.134632.0739
🐮 (not 🐷)62.127728.1241
sorrowful (not cheery)61.842128.2774
heroic (not villainous)61.457222.4805
modern (not historical)61.437230.5625
legit (not scrub)61.459928.7252
spontaneous (not scheduled)61.228834.3728
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.120134.9765
neurotypical (not autistic)61.165127.6626
liberal (not conservative)61.042130.1169
studious (not goof-off)60.956331.0159
playful (not serious)60.824028.0738
kinky (not vanilla)60.833228.6689
astonishing (not methodical)60.719731.9730
cunning (not honorable)60.629428.2735
tall (not short)60.642223.3671
selfish (not altruistic)60.632730.7794
introspective (not not introspective)60.447229.8266
soft (not hard)60.130927.7704
genuine (not sarcastic)60.037528.5715
work-first (not family-first)60.042630.8745
sporty (not bookish)59.828628.1728
leisurely (not hurried)59.826331.6740
jock (not nerd)59.630926.0743
avant-garde (not classical)59.624831.8522
debased (not pure)59.235627.8665
accepting (not judgemental)59.231530.1595
purple (not orange)58.929031.7598
atheist (not theist)58.944828.8416
healthy (not sickly)58.762928.6733
codependent (not independent)58.725735.5750
warm (not quarrelsome)58.531226.8704
deliberate (not spontaneous)57.756335.3733
hypocritical (not equitable)57.532028.2515
private (not gregarious)57.351235.1745
oblivious (not alert)57.124632.4155
ferocious (not pacifist)57.053327.0705
vague (not precise)56.919932.5635
repetitive (not varied)56.950832.2399
👽 (not 🤡)56.742830.3140
patient (not impatient)56.229734.9498
spiritual (not skeptical)56.119031.7709
enslaved (not emancipated)56.118633.6696
heathen (not devout)55.533730.6700
western (not eastern)55.561835.4254
loud (not quiet)55.444531.6787
gracious (not feisty)55.418929.4993
rigid (not flexible)55.349829.0702
theoretical (not empirical)54.919033.5667
unlucky (not fortunate)54.443732.3750
😜 (not 🤐)54.438635.9140
mad (not glad)54.352728.0177
vengeful (not forgiving)54.247429.8707
🐐 (not 🦒)54.162434.1232
social (not reclusive)54.047534.4280
📈 (not 📉)54.061336.0179
angelic (not demonic)53.851823.4753
authoritarian (not democratic)53.640030.7650
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.622334.1726
feminist (not sexist)53.661025.7195
sweet (not bitter)53.344027.6740
😇 (not 😈)53.247429.4196
remote (not involved)53.118032.9735
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.125529.8556
open-minded (not close-minded)53.056831.0752
insecure (not confident)52.825333.4757
salacious (not wholesome)52.740229.3163
vulnerable (not armoured)52.331332.9715
builder (not explorer)52.346033.4786
political (not nonpolitical)52.253131.3667
🤺 (not 🏌)52.272436.1159
poisonous (not nurturing)52.136727.2424
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.049132.8226
chatty (not reserved)51.748432.8699
anarchist (not statist)51.542829.4242
suspicious (not trusting)51.458132.1689
formal (not intimate)51.349431.4299
drop out (not valedictorian)51.231932.6147
thick (not thin)50.636825.7577

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. Audrey Horne (0.782)
  2. Carrie Bradshaw (0.739)
  3. Mia Wallace (0.738)
  4. Princess Anna Karenina (0.722)
  5. Oberyn Martell (0.702)
  1. Niko Polastri (-0.514)
  2. Dale Harding (-0.433)
  3. Mark Brendanawicz (-0.406)
  4. Sam Healy (-0.403)
  5. Morty Seinfeld (-0.398)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.24)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.23)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.23)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.16)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.05)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.13)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.13)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.15)
  9. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.16)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.19)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.19)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.19)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.22)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.27)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.28)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.28)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.35)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.42)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.46)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.49)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.52)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.53)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.57)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.59)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.6)


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