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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)94.0913.5774
extravagant (not thrifty)93.42213.042
romantic (not dispassionate)93.2199.945
persistent (not quitter)92.813013.7192
stylish (not slovenly)90.74313.1756
driven (not unambitious)90.515514.4759
charismatic (not uninspiring)90.55914.21028
ambitious (not realistic)89.52719.153
fantastical (not realistic)89.42413.642
idealist (not realist)89.3916.6585
overspender (not penny-pincher)89.32515.3309
motivated (not unmotivated)88.431814.126
🎩 (not 🧢)88.18217.5172
extreme (not moderate)87.912916.3776
overachiever (not underachiever)87.417321.349
rich (not poor)87.320020.5791
manicured (not scruffy)87.221916.8717
beautiful (not ugly)87.230916.5606
night owl (not morning lark)86.48916.3691
extraordinary (not mundane)86.311117.4780
exaggerating (not factual)86.29621.953
obsessed (not aloof)86.05919.8756
mysterious (not unambiguous)85.84420.0804
head@clouds (not down2earth)85.66919.7783
expressive (not monotone)85.412815.422
imaginative (not practical)85.35319.8792
exuberant (not subdued)85.38119.243
flamboyant (not modest)84.911622.4827
attractive (not repulsive)84.826818.9771
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.823014.434
charming (not awkward)84.313221.2768
haunted (not blissful)84.312820.139
important (not irrelevant)84.133421.3334
fresh (not stinky)84.016319.6315
go-getter (not slugabed)83.728319.4159
indulgent (not sober)83.611621.4806
vibrant (not geriatric)83.614520.051
generous (not stingy)83.212214.455
dramatic (not no-nonsense)83.114018.8500
💃 (not 🧕)82.918721.7307
complicated (not simple)82.818522.1803
protagonist (not antagonist)82.721219.122
charming (not trusting)82.67520.7787
competitive (not cooperative)82.431519.8739
whimsical (not rational)82.210118.6758
eloquent (not unpolished)82.022420.31067
long-winded (not concise)81.8369.812
diligent (not lazy)81.670820.3766
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)81.313726.122
interesting (not tiresome)81.320321.3783
emotional (not logical)81.115521.5768
sexual (not asexual)81.131218.338
poetic (not factual)81.04121.347
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)81.05228.663
interested (not bored)80.814424.336
🤑 (not 🤠)80.711926.8177
devoted (not unfaithful)80.260631.411
decorative (not utilitarian)80.14723.5556
exhibitionist (not bashful)80.014522.558
secretive (not open-book)79.827720.653
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.635522.9198
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.510722.9709
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)79.529224.1780
dramatic (not comedic)79.528224.057
rebellious (not obedient)79.136820.1745
bold (not serious)79.017721.2734
sad (not happy)78.815419.5748
Coke (not Pepsi)78.61930.943
cool (not dorky)78.520424.6153
master (not apprentice)78.441823.7508
optimistic (not pessimistic)78.415724.6792
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.430320.953
active (not slothful)78.355921.3712
frenzied (not sleepy)78.328814.540
moody (not stable)78.233921.6785
metaphorical (not literal)78.23222.9806
biased (not impartial)78.222222.4742
high IQ (not low IQ)78.162818.11016
English (not German)78.033620.942
treasure (not trash)77.954923.6193
bold (not shy)77.476524.0757
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.340124.1729
🦄 (not 🐴)77.314927.2165
cryptic (not straightforward)77.24425.3732
😏 (not 😬)77.017625.7192
demanding (not unchallenging)77.057322.877
🌟 (not 💩)76.950725.1181
outlaw (not sheriff)76.928921.1733
chosen one (not everyman)76.617024.827
creative (not conventional)76.424823.0753
zany (not regular)76.426721.6206
refined (not rugged)76.328224.1756
cocky (not timid)76.353122.719
soulful (not soulless)76.255622.8557
captain (not first-mate)76.233728.1734
guarded (not open)76.151725.3777
emotional (not unemotional)76.144224.416
child free (not pronatalist)75.923424.7610
ludicrous (not sensible)75.818524.0761
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)75.720027.1731
wild (not tame)75.739922.3688
🧗 (not 🛌)75.736726.8274
coordinated (not clumsy)75.653123.5720
pack rat (not minimalist)75.68224.6176
philosophical (not real)75.54724.3634
🎨 (not 🏀)75.546123.945
deviant (not average)75.435019.6668
impulsive (not cautious)75.431626.9738
complimentary (not insulting)75.423221.8571
lover (not fighter)75.421223.254
jealous (not compersive)75.322124.9768
self-destructive (not self-improving)75.226025.951
crazy (not sane)75.126119.3194
gendered (not androgynous)75.176827.1456
abstract (not concrete)75.012825.6154
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.825824.0691
artistic (not scientific)74.723421.2714
smooth (not rough)74.714524.0713
lustful (not chaste)74.630724.7751
fast (not slow)74.644124.3784
alpha (not beta)74.550427.3706
unorthodox (not traditional)74.432925.6595
preppy (not punk rock)74.438727.450
masculine (not feminine)74.451820.0755
giving (not receiving)74.437022.518
urban (not rural)74.043927.4287
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.925728.4732
privileged (not oppressed)73.751630.039
flower child (not goth)73.742524.915
spicy (not mild)73.545323.6749
high-tech (not low-tech)73.527223.4744
cultured (not rustic)73.533725.913
pro (not noob)73.466526.7191
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.423927.1176
confidential (not gossiping)73.353426.9772
tailor (not blacksmith)73.135726.549
literary (not mathematical)73.121724.8683
opinionated (not neutral)73.185426.462
street-smart (not sheltered)73.049628.0705
rock (not rap)72.966029.325
loyal (not traitorous)72.784326.8750
hedonist (not monastic)72.617725.6117
pointed (not random)72.464628.638
French (not Russian)72.321025.541
summer (not winter)72.333429.719
instinctual (not reasoned)72.335526.4812
washed (not muddy)72.338831.119
🧠 (not 💪)71.960625.2188
analysis (not common sense)71.929922.028
lost (not enlightened)71.924727.544
moist (not dry)71.613623.131
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)71.634825.0163
playful (not shy)71.561526.9756
worldly (not innocent)71.462526.1766
🥰 (not 🙃)71.323329.8294
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.316529.937
vain (not demure)71.137525.4705
workaholic (not slacker)71.183226.1551
individualist (not communal)71.040329.5620
multicolored (not monochrome)70.926028.7569
experimental (not reliable)70.927725.061
roundabout (not direct)70.67828.0735
🥵 (not 🥶)70.523729.051
doer (not thinker)70.447731.563
straight (not queer)70.480628.5499
curious (not apathetic)70.350024.9675
presidential (not folksy)70.337126.942
🥳 (not 🥴)70.214829.5178
🐘 (not 🐀)70.125127.0299
civilized (not barbaric)70.064024.3772
traumatized (not flourishing)70.046030.748
😊 (not 🤣)69.940728.7165
freak (not normie)69.737525.454
competent (not incompetent)69.688925.6751
mischievous (not well behaved)69.458926.5745
weird (not normal)69.347721.7763
air (not earth)69.38230.761
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.228925.71050
miserable (not joyful)69.245627.0180
🐩 (not 🐒)69.236030.1193
resistant (not resigned)68.862328.5684
genius (not dunce)68.663022.9774
dominant (not submissive)68.472528.6780
egalitarian (not racist)68.2100123.8146
pretentious (not unassuming)68.146128.4219
mighty (not puny)68.069624.2707
kind (not cruel)68.078121.8703
disarming (not creepy)68.067924.8428
resourceful (not helpless)68.097829.6534
decisive (not hesitant)67.871828.4773
conspiracist (not sheeple)67.654724.5612
existentialist (not nihilist)67.631127.2444
assertive (not passive)67.578527.6719
musical (not off-key)67.523426.849
knowledgeable (not ignorant)67.575930.450
perceptive (not unobservant)67.596130.231
suspicious (not awkward)67.462125.3740
👟 (not 🥾)67.435431.2162
👻 (not 🤖)67.130827.2186
metrosexual (not macho)67.149227.340
overprepared (not efficient)67.17634.039
prestigious (not disreputable)67.057828.7727
twitchy (not still)67.052926.465
anxious (not calm)66.951026.1772
pensive (not serene)66.968028.243
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.963726.2153
hypochondriac (not stoic)66.922923.711
juvenile (not mature)66.838523.4563
arrogant (not humble)66.757027.3770
brave (not careful)66.559427.7809
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.577330.927
chic (not cheesy)66.533332.319
funny (not humorless)66.454723.6761
deranged (not reasonable)66.435226.5170
chaotic (not orderly)66.346829.6732
pop (not indie)66.319129.726
circular (not linear)66.219431.343
warm (not cold)66.053325.7701
tactful (not indiscreet)66.056329.6191
tasteful (not lewd)65.961126.5749
crafty (not scholarly)65.958829.2800
specialist (not generalist)65.944529.3494
foolish (not wise)65.833124.6782
depressed (not bright)65.830924.8722
oxymoron (not tautology)65.827223.113
bossy (not meek)65.782424.8766
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.759531.044
machiavellian (not transparent)65.741223.713
intense (not lighthearted)65.475130.442
😎 (not 🧐)65.349632.3185
hoarder (not unprepared)65.248726.9622
industrial (not domestic)65.235727.9510
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.248829.5190
outsider (not insider)65.141833.4652
respectful (not rude)65.061324.2725
transient (not permanent)65.019031.8436
dog person (not cat person)65.046036.217
young (not old)64.873122.0735
libertarian (not socialist)64.729030.2683
neat (not messy)64.772430.1699
backdoor (not official)64.750231.5741
deep (not shallow)64.761630.5231
human (not animalistic)64.686827.8708
scandalous (not proper)64.653327.3650
expressive (not stoic)64.460829.4730
clean (not perverted)64.475226.357
lenient (not strict)64.340227.5698
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)64.379630.0164
edgy (not politically correct)64.259425.3687
💔 (not 💝)64.037436.4271
loveable (not punchable)64.064527.349
intellectual (not physical)63.975227.5756
hipster (not basic)63.725028.5740
😭 (not 😀)63.736932.0190
gamer (not non-gamer)63.731532.543
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.763734.067
tense (not relaxed)63.599028.0809
resolute (not wavering)63.380532.9183
subjective (not objective)63.227332.0512
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.158928.2564
extrovert (not introvert)62.865732.7821
plays hard (not works hard)62.631730.3770
🤫 (not 🤔)62.618833.8166
believable (not poorly-written)62.6121022.728
good-humored (not angry)62.461025.4751
soft (not hard)62.446526.3540
🐮 (not 🐷)62.441228.1243
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.194531.9741
technophile (not luddite)62.140529.0630
arcane (not mainstream)62.157532.0748
unfixable (not fixable)62.133031.850
fire (not water)62.173735.251
spelunker (not claustrophobic)62.060433.044
flirtatious (not prudish)62.061829.214
liberal (not conservative)61.968629.8196
sorrowful (not cheery)61.668828.3782
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.668735.939
heroic (not villainous)61.595922.4814
studious (not goof-off)61.489230.6182
🦇 (not 🐿)61.443630.4139
modern (not historical)61.262930.7632
legit (not scrub)61.2100328.7258
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.135934.9786
neurotypical (not autistic)61.1104127.6626
spontaneous (not scheduled)61.049634.6760
astonishing (not methodical)61.034831.8748
white knight (not bad boy)61.070626.526
playful (not serious)60.942427.9753
kinky (not vanilla)60.956628.6700
flimsy (not sturdy)60.927727.050
reassuring (not fearmongering)60.964126.527
triggered (not trolling)60.876231.641
cunning (not honorable)60.746528.3772
tall (not short)60.668423.3680
selfish (not altruistic)60.552330.6822
picky (not always down)60.364531.223
OCD (not ADHD)60.280732.643
soft (not hard)60.050827.7721
psychopath (not empath)60.042529.043
leisurely (not hurried)59.937631.6755
introspective (not not introspective)59.979230.3276
sporty (not bookish)59.847428.3743
work-first (not family-first)59.862230.9752
distant (not touchy-feely)59.863831.125
jock (not nerd)59.750626.1760
Greek (not Roman)59.726235.234
avant-garde (not classical)59.543131.8528
genuine (not sarcastic)59.460128.7738
cannibal (not vegan)59.357026.741
accepting (not judgemental)59.154330.0602
badass (not weakass)59.1103534.141
purple (not orange)59.048031.7614
atheist (not theist)59.073128.9431
Italian (not Swedish)59.059729.949
debased (not pure)58.958227.8686
desperate (not high standards)58.739436.555
entitled (not grateful)58.664234.749
healthy (not sickly)58.5101928.5746
codependent (not independent)58.540835.5758
warm (not quarrelsome)58.452526.8717
hypocritical (not equitable)58.351427.9562
proactive (not reactive)57.842237.221
deliberate (not spontaneous)57.788735.3742
sugarcoated (not frank)57.722027.728
quirky (not predictable)57.761433.417
queen (not princess)57.683635.316
cynical (not gullible)57.586934.720
private (not gregarious)57.384735.1763
👽 (not 🤡)57.268230.3143
ferocious (not pacifist)57.184727.0712
oblivious (not alert)57.139432.3163
melee (not ranged)57.136429.629
two-faced (not one-faced)57.043532.351
variable (not consistent)56.938733.944
vague (not precise)56.831032.6640
attentive (not interrupting)56.865129.055
repetitive (not varied)56.678532.4428
patient (not impatient)56.446134.9505
💀 (not 🎃)56.170334.950
enslaved (not emancipated)56.028033.6704
spiritual (not skeptical)55.930931.7722
western (not eastern)55.6100435.5262
tight (not loose)55.697033.349
heathen (not devout)55.456830.7708
gracious (not feisty)55.333829.41008
jaded (not innocent)55.395226.922
rigid (not flexible)55.278529.1714
profound (not ironic)55.157829.838
loud (not quiet)55.076531.6804
theoretical (not empirical)54.737533.6684
😜 (not 🤐)54.666235.8144
envious (not prideful)54.619534.870
never cries (not often crying)54.680728.228
unlucky (not fortunate)54.571932.3772
whippersnapper (not sage)54.469029.441
vengeful (not forgiving)54.373529.8717
mad (not glad)54.384927.8181
🐐 (not 🦒)54.197934.2248
on-time (not tardy)54.199829.851
offended (not chill)54.085029.954
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.936534.1749
authoritarian (not democratic)53.864230.6659
angelic (not demonic)53.884923.3758
feminist (not sexist)53.7101725.5202
📈 (not 📉)53.7104435.8189
bad-cook (not good-cook)53.772131.935
stubborn (not accommodating)53.6116034.362
wooden (not plastic)53.6112036.246
sweet (not bitter)53.573227.7747
love-focused (not money-focused)53.599538.324
social (not reclusive)53.483234.5288
open-minded (not close-minded)53.391631.2765
remote (not involved)53.026432.9740
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.949829.8565
insecure (not confident)52.841333.3766
😇 (not 😈)52.877729.1208
builder (not explorer)52.673333.4794
salacious (not wholesome)52.563629.3167
political (not nonpolitical)52.489231.3675
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.476732.8238
vulnerable (not armoured)52.353133.0719
poisonous (not nurturing)52.358627.4430
sunny (not gloomy)52.365030.229
🤺 (not 🏌)52.1119635.4185
naive (not paranoid)52.150535.324
jealous (not opinionated)52.032333.222
hunter (not gatherer)51.983934.259
chatty (not reserved)51.778932.8705
suspicious (not trusting)51.688032.2702
freelance (not corporate)51.688735.441
anarchist (not statist)51.471829.5247
epic (not deep)51.481131.056
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.174933.750
formal (not intimate)51.078231.5305
chortling (not giggling)51.0105230.936
drop out (not valedictorian)50.954132.6160
thick (not thin)50.662325.4609
vintage (not trendy)50.6115239.449
contrarian (not yes-man)50.6101834.417
centrist (not radical)50.669135.519

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 (0.751)
  2. Audrey Horne (0.736)
  3. Princess Anna Karenina (0.724)
  4. Lucifer Morningstar (0.721)
  5. Carrie Bradshaw (0.717)
  6. Willy Wonka (0.688)
  7. Mia Wallace (0.68)
  8. Sabrina Spellman (0.674)
  9. Oberyn Martell (0.671)
  10. Count Alexei Vronsky (0.67)
  1. Niko Polastri (-0.442)
  2. Kermit (-0.441)
  3. Tommy (-0.421)
  4. Pete Hornberger (-0.4)
  5. Mark Brendanawicz (-0.384)
  6. Charlie Strong (-0.374)
  7. Charlie Swan (-0.351)
  8. Chip Dove (-0.343)
  9. Dale Harding (-0.334)
  10. Matt Donovan (-0.315)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.21)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.17)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.07)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.03)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.08)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.12)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.16)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.2)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.23)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.25)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.25)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.29)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.33)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.37)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.37)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.42)
  17. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.43)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.46)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.5)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.52)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.54)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.63)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.64)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.7)
  25. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.72)


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