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Maximus Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Maximus is a character from Gladiator.

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 2,000 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
main character (not side character)99.392.219
masculine (not feminine)95.7207.829
self-disciplined (not disorganized)95.7206.027
captain (not first-mate)95.6116.525
resolute (not wavering)95.426.727
motivated (not unmotivated)95.4376.735
persistent (not quitter)95.05712.325
badass (not weakass)95.0499.245
alpha (not beta)94.6198.826
bold (not shy)94.5719.128
🧗 (not 🛌)94.497.525
🤺 (not 🏌)94.1139.726
resistant (not resigned)93.927.819
active (not slothful)93.8249.524
gendered (not androgynous)93.41610.418
master (not apprentice)93.2379.521
confident (not insecure)93.0238.726
pro (not noob)92.97911.227
mighty (not puny)92.91219.224
sturdy (not flimsy)92.8197.625
loyal (not traitorous)92.611216.531
resourceful (not helpless)92.37315.527
soulful (not soulless)92.2428.326
charismatic (not uninspiring)92.04311.627
🌟 (not 💩)92.04311.527
important (not irrelevant)91.7949.822
independent (not codependent)91.62710.921
sporty (not bookish)91.52511.420
🐘 (not 🐀)91.529.117
protagonist (not antagonist)91.53417.043
mature (not juvenile)91.13913.026
macho (not metrosexual)90.9611.227
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)90.41918.433
honorable (not cunning)90.01715.231
go-getter (not slugabed)90.06615.629
diligent (not lazy)89.930325.724
inspiring (not cringeworthy)89.82120.228
cool (not dorky)89.23611.125
competent (not incompetent)89.121518.232
jock (not nerd)88.93912.017
legit (not scrub)88.94115.327
dominant (not submissive)88.619816.925
love-focused (not money-focused)88.615519.532
healthy (not sickly)88.56416.222
perceptive (not unobservant)88.421917.823
attractive (not repulsive)88.218412.426
pointed (not random)88.18814.241
driven (not unambitious)87.832114.419
heroic (not villainous)87.720918.628
assertive (not passive)87.613622.831
🏀 (not 🎨)87.46221.320
clean (not perverted)86.714313.927
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)86.58521.119
opinionated (not jealous)86.53711.528
fast (not slow)86.310212.520
decisive (not hesitant)86.314712.724
giving (not receiving)86.38413.123
workaholic (not slacker)85.936019.123
rhythmic (not stuttering)85.98513.629
coordinated (not clumsy)85.626023.233
confidential (not gossiping)85.519017.730
straight (not queer)85.221725.536
generous (not stingy)85.29712.732
brave (not careful)85.18919.831
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)85.13223.818
intense (not lighthearted)85.125117.122
treasure (not trash)85.027920.217
devoted (not unfaithful)85.044421.127
egalitarian (not racist)84.643217.729
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.329417.429
hunter (not gatherer)84.317120.823
rock (not rap)84.213620.531
wooden (not plastic)84.15010.917
one-faced (not two-faced)83.719722.831
chivalrous (not businesslike)83.71914.028
loveable (not punchable)83.514622.728
overachiever (not underachiever)83.536923.727
frank (not sugarcoated)83.424317.830
dramatic (not comedic)83.319120.056
nurturing (not poisonous)83.119314.225
charming (not awkward)82.520621.132
high IQ (not low IQ)82.557019.822
Italian (not Swedish)82.47720.218
blacksmith (not tailor)82.25621.022
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)82.211024.131
vibrant (not geriatric)82.122922.919
down2earth (not head@clouds)82.011520.628
believable (not poorly-written)81.824913.817
serious (not playful)81.828924.522
empath (not psychopath)81.722122.631
direct (not roundabout)81.626416.924
demanding (not unchallenging)81.645925.534
rebellious (not obedient)81.638518.827
wise (not foolish)81.518120.732
alert (not oblivious)81.431324.028
studious (not goof-off)81.342817.231
historical (not modern)81.211122.829
spelunker (not claustrophobic)81.04019.227
works hard (not plays hard)80.932923.431
romantic (not dispassionate)80.827816.132
vengeful (not forgiving)80.529731.628
tasteful (not lewd)80.216312.933
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.220826.431
hard (not soft)80.024118.530
precise (not vague)80.024614.921
disarming (not creepy)80.022118.027
beautiful (not ugly)79.777917.023
🤠 (not 🤑)79.618321.736
🥾 (not 👟)79.517131.222
tense (not relaxed)79.448822.330
rational (not whimsical)79.424625.025
interesting (not tiresome)79.333320.919
street-smart (not sheltered)79.337826.228
earth (not air)79.213024.628
sorrowful (not cheery)79.118319.429
monastic (not hedonist)79.11918.314
straightforward (not cryptic)79.016725.125
extraordinary (not mundane)79.039018.826
genuine (not sarcastic)78.720028.126
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)78.745321.729
ferocious (not pacifist)78.637822.830
stoic (not hypochondriac)78.414327.538
minimalist (not pack rat)78.36522.028
deep (not shallow)78.224724.930
dog person (not cat person)78.016726.237
involved (not remote)77.929522.236
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)77.912721.935
🐴 (not 🦄)77.821430.128
prideful (not envious)77.825022.241
efficient (not overprepared)77.312320.730
respectful (not rude)77.240121.530
reasonable (not deranged)77.229221.724
family-first (not work-first)77.231624.933
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.054623.131
rough (not smooth)76.818021.532
hard (not soft)76.732825.729
reserved (not chatty)76.628726.321
queen (not princess)76.641529.334
chosen one (not everyman)76.220026.843
calm (not anxious)76.212725.624
wild (not tame)76.050620.432
😊 (not 🤣)76.028419.020
🐮 (not 🐷)75.82921.213
interested (not bored)75.839825.841
bossy (not meek)75.666620.621
oppressed (not privileged)75.513625.922
profound (not ironic)75.48925.517
introspective (not not introspective)75.429623.724
concrete (not abstract)75.322925.023
spicy (not mild)75.249128.333
practical (not imaginative)75.041620.525
tactful (not indiscreet)74.828228.217
trusting (not charming)74.67229.820
equitable (not hypocritical)74.523027.022
grateful (not entitled)74.426430.523
arcane (not mainstream)74.423723.426
scruffy (not manicured)74.429329.127
sad (not happy)74.233622.319
sober (not indulgent)74.114825.319
genius (not dunce)74.055019.823
extreme (not moderate)74.058521.019
doer (not thinker)74.039621.732
sensible (not ludicrous)73.939223.318
humble (not arrogant)73.827530.820
altruistic (not selfish)73.841724.033
miserable (not joyful)73.737419.526
realistic (not fantastical)73.537627.248
theist (not atheist)73.414127.826
opinionated (not neutral)73.2100525.630
tall (not short)73.242521.546
kind (not cruel)72.983324.217
😇 (not 😈)72.941327.734
mad (not glad)72.941027.436
fire (not water)72.954027.933
worldly (not innocent)72.769330.431
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)72.729033.424
factual (not exaggerating)72.732924.245
angelic (not demonic)72.645620.324
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)72.655126.321
thick (not thin)72.623318.732
prestigious (not disreputable)72.548229.223
utilitarian (not decorative)72.240428.222
rugged (not refined)72.035326.523
punk rock (not preppy)72.036026.921
still (not twitchy)71.916929.827
unlucky (not fortunate)71.929829.820
democratic (not authoritarian)71.931227.327
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.783232.535
offended (not chill)71.642128.328
chortling (not giggling)71.640019.730
tight (not loose)71.559621.225
playful (not shy)71.476619.823
pronatalist (not child free)71.315627.522
wholesome (not salacious)71.351328.916
😎 (not 🧐)71.344430.629
haunted (not blissful)71.366334.033
private (not gregarious)71.256832.226
literal (not metaphorical)71.231033.417
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.259828.922
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.233730.930
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.053527.720
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.929021.830
frugal (not lavish)70.835623.018
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.846223.517
💀 (not 🎃)70.539927.822
contrarian (not yes-man)70.446429.229
western (not eastern)70.435132.117
demure (not vain)70.325824.623
on-time (not tardy)70.278629.935
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)70.235426.630
compersive (not jealous)70.030725.024
Roman (not Greek)70.011933.520
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.920126.921
📈 (not 📉)69.943532.729
rural (not urban)69.620228.826
epic (not deep)69.622629.737
attentive (not interrupting)69.641628.049
white knight (not bad boy)69.661228.332
traumatized (not flourishing)69.465030.325
pure (not debased)69.248828.628
indie (not pop)69.257725.231
deliberate (not spontaneous)69.071026.520
deviant (not average)68.862720.516
vintage (not trendy)68.880723.137
emotional (not unemotional)68.886528.322
🦇 (not 🐿)68.436123.114
never cries (not often crying)68.462227.237
neurotypical (not autistic)68.284724.537
hoarder (not unprepared)68.245621.725
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.826230.326
neat (not messy)67.677321.733
melee (not ranged)67.615033.128
gloomy (not sunny)67.659428.830
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.659829.028
armoured (not vulnerable)67.571829.222
frenzied (not sleepy)67.5100425.521
reliable (not experimental)67.454932.621
strict (not lenient)67.458122.823
suspicious (not awkward)67.374722.525
🥵 (not 🥶)67.344033.419
sexual (not asexual)67.184831.129
self-improving (not self-destructive)67.135830.825
specialist (not generalist)67.050831.126
🤐 (not 😜)67.049128.020
consistent (not variable)67.055536.529
outlaw (not sheriff)66.961831.918
patient (not impatient)66.930125.832
obsessed (not aloof)66.863925.321
valedictorian (not drop out)66.691532.329
presidential (not folksy)66.657631.724
triggered (not trolling)66.663224.531
human (not animalistic)66.5100736.117
open-minded (not close-minded)66.167528.923
freelance (not corporate)66.074836.723
normal (not weird)65.931331.221
proper (not scandalous)65.757530.634
summer (not winter)65.758634.426
👽 (not 🤡)65.646428.325
chaste (not lustful)65.633324.725
low-tech (not high-tech)65.653334.321
pensive (not serene)65.689127.934
thrifty (not extravagant)65.648226.217
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.537324.630
edgy (not politically correct)65.467127.924
hard-work (not natural-talent)65.470230.637
devout (not heathen)65.352030.624
Coke (not Pepsi)65.020733.822
poor (not rich)64.943923.735
English (not German)64.9131331.421
cocky (not timid)64.9103028.028
hurried (not leisurely)64.754926.217
🐐 (not 🦒)64.661532.924
physical (not intellectual)64.640324.027
existentialist (not nihilist)64.657629.316
basic (not hipster)64.564232.623
crafty (not scholarly)64.476028.427
goth (not flower child)64.336720.224
stubborn (not accommodating)64.2110431.832
sane (not crazy)64.153728.828
🧢 (not 🎩)63.860229.219
high standards (not desperate)63.877536.031
cannibal (not vegan)63.655120.820
radical (not centrist)63.255530.028
stable (not moody)63.128230.421
orange (not purple)63.143033.228
real (not philosophical)63.183332.028
empirical (not theoretical)62.842431.531
luddite (not technophile)62.847331.018
fixable (not unfixable)62.874332.425
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.729625.024
😭 (not 😀)62.649428.924
classical (not avant-garde)62.570230.717
outsider (not insider)62.360332.929
modest (not flamboyant)62.175327.523
unassuming (not pretentious)62.139729.922
angry (not good-humored)62.053931.524
feisty (not gracious)61.9104027.529
cautious (not impulsive)61.666928.728
builder (not explorer)61.556129.920
transparent (not machiavellian)61.458133.130
bold (not serious)61.074837.128
💝 (not 💔)60.968736.520
cynical (not gullible)60.996227.728
objective (not subjective)60.840732.520
guarded (not open)60.7122633.926
varied (not repetitive)60.729630.623
muddy (not washed)60.742028.327
no-nonsense (not dramatic)60.559633.326
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)60.249729.332
warm (not quarrelsome)60.063329.427
fresh (not stinky)60.0114134.120
OCD (not ADHD)59.997330.839
orderly (not chaotic)59.782331.528
concise (not long-winded)59.662426.433
competitive (not cooperative)59.599533.930
expressive (not monotone)59.597733.332
spontaneous (not scheduled)59.367136.521
jaded (not innocent)59.2110323.832
idealist (not realist)59.165331.428
slovenly (not stylish)58.946833.317
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.790922.324
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.673529.723
💪 (not 🧠)58.543420.831
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.597027.344
libertarian (not socialist)58.465929.537
morning lark (not night owl)58.450427.825
distant (not touchy-feely)58.387228.032
stoic (not expressive)58.259032.223
humorless (not funny)58.255125.628
factual (not poetic)58.287727.621
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.827030.916
individualist (not communal)57.896628.737
sage (not whippersnapper)57.763731.424
reclusive (not social)57.368231.130
prudish (not flirtatious)57.365829.030
good-cook (not bad-cook)57.268633.829
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.1104831.525
loud (not quiet)57.088531.620
spiritual (not skeptical)56.937629.323
fighter (not lover)56.982132.025
simple (not complicated)56.739029.120
mysterious (not unambiguous)56.572032.625
enlightened (not lost)56.468831.921
emancipated (not enslaved)56.2128937.925
barbaric (not civilized)56.149728.821
creative (not conventional)56.091626.818
accepting (not judgemental)55.978929.926
dry (not moist)55.878630.321
artistic (not scientific)55.782629.423
paranoid (not naive)55.6107525.823
old (not young)55.565818.728
official (not backdoor)55.571736.118
secretive (not open-book)55.5116831.828
🥰 (not 🙃)55.290333.317
instinctual (not reasoned)54.8100230.721
eloquent (not unpolished)54.7113330.426
complimentary (not insulting)54.798231.329
😏 (not 😬)54.7101133.317
zany (not regular)54.6100428.931
astonishing (not methodical)54.563033.838
quirky (not predictable)54.489529.728
nonpolitical (not political)54.168833.625
oxymoron (not tautology)54.1104533.718
reactive (not proactive)54.093930.227
biased (not impartial)53.9145227.526
👻 (not 🤖)53.992827.315
🤔 (not 🤫)53.9110137.418
gamer (not non-gamer)53.961836.655
permanent (not transient)53.8101333.917
anarchist (not statist)53.881634.319
kinky (not vanilla)53.790131.729
industrial (not domestic)53.592134.623
bright (not depressed)53.391032.919
realistic (not ambitious)53.064639.628
Russian (not French)52.960923.016
mischievous (not well behaved)52.8109832.017
cheesy (not chic)52.897829.924
rustic (not cultured)52.766925.431
intimate (not formal)52.596227.428
💃 (not 🧕)52.5126227.228
introvert (not extrovert)52.480132.125
bitter (not sweet)52.491524.918
🐒 (not 🐩)52.384034.628
emotional (not logical)52.2105928.625
freak (not normie)52.2105932.928
feminist (not sexist)52.0136123.033
monochrome (not multicolored)51.797732.518
musical (not off-key)51.680436.822
linear (not circular)51.598430.821
analysis (not common sense)51.5113132.330
apathetic (not curious)51.342129.725
conservative (not liberal)51.366533.130
exuberant (not subdued)51.3118032.126
traditional (not unorthodox)51.283929.116
rigid (not flexible)51.1111530.927
suspicious (not trusting)51.0111134.027
🥳 (not 🥴)50.283125.419
always down (not picky)50.775331.725
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.490728.827
cold (not warm)50.688033.617
literary (not mathematical)50.5126027.226

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (0.888)
  2. Aragorn (0.887)
  3. Rick Grimes (0.864)
  4. Dominic Toretto (0.839)
  5. Bellamy Blake (0.838)
  6. Jack Traven (0.833)
  7. Jamie Fraser (0.822)
  8. Jean Valjean (0.819)
  9. Ellen Ripley (0.818)
  10. Sayid Jarrah (0.813)
  1. James Taggart (-0.562)
  2. Connor Roy (-0.542)
  3. Ian Duncan (-0.501)
  4. Tom Wambsgans (-0.468)
  5. The Deep (-0.464)
  6. Dennis Nedry (-0.463)
  7. Linda Montag (-0.458)
  8. Kermit (-0.435)
  9. Stuart Bloom (-0.433)
  10. Karen Smith (-0.43)

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

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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