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Maximus Personality Statistics

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. 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
🤺 (not 🏌)95.966.824
self-disciplined (not disorganized)95.6196.224
motivated (not unmotivated)95.4336.731
bold (not shy)95.3398.125
masculine (not feminine)95.3198.027
captain (not first-mate)95.2146.623
resolute (not wavering)95.146.825
persistent (not quitter)95.04412.821
badass (not weakass)94.7479.442
alpha (not beta)94.4199.123
🧗 (not 🛌)93.997.623
active (not slothful)93.6209.623
resistant (not resigned)93.628.117
master (not apprentice)93.2329.521
🌟 (not 💩)93.01610.025
sturdy (not flimsy)93.0147.423
charismatic (not uninspiring)92.72911.326
pro (not noob)92.76411.625
gendered (not androgynous)92.61710.816
soulful (not soulless)92.6298.225
confident (not insecure)92.2298.923
loyal (not traitorous)92.112016.929
mighty (not puny)92.12120.421
resourceful (not helpless)91.87716.025
sporty (not bookish)91.51811.420
independent (not codependent)91.32611.419
important (not irrelevant)91.3859.821
🐘 (not 🐀)91.219.316
protagonist (not antagonist)91.12917.341
mature (not juvenile)91.12913.026
macho (not metrosexual)90.7911.426
jock (not nerd)90.22411.216
straight (not queer)90.06215.933
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)89.91519.927
honorable (not cunning)89.71715.430
diligent (not lazy)89.727026.223
inspiring (not cringeworthy)89.61620.627
dominant (not submissive)89.514416.822
heroic (not villainous)89.512418.824
cool (not dorky)89.4339.722
perceptive (not unobservant)89.414818.920
competent (not incompetent)89.118518.232
legit (not scrub)88.83815.725
clean (not perverted)88.86410.525
love-focused (not money-focused)88.612920.229
go-getter (not slugabed)88.49217.221
intense (not lighthearted)88.312312.720
healthy (not sickly)87.87017.119
driven (not unambitious)87.827814.818
attractive (not repulsive)87.717513.620
pointed (not random)87.59114.339
🏀 (not 🎨)87.45121.320
assertive (not passive)87.313323.130
opinionated (not jealous)87.02811.427
confidential (not gossiping)86.712316.726
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)86.56621.119
decisive (not hesitant)86.312212.724
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.26413.728
giving (not receiving)86.07113.322
one-faced (not two-faced)85.811317.828
fast (not slow)85.610612.419
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.023018.222
generous (not stingy)85.09013.130
devoted (not unfaithful)85.037221.127
brave (not careful)84.88420.229
workaholic (not slacker)84.636620.419
studious (not goof-off)84.623413.425
believable (not poorly-written)84.59411.715
hunter (not gatherer)84.414121.121
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)84.37121.530
treasure (not trash)84.126020.416
loveable (not punchable)84.012024.521
overachiever (not underachiever)84.028524.026
rock (not rap)83.914320.929
coordinated (not clumsy)83.926924.528
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.87320.024
nurturing (not poisonous)83.715614.623
monastic (not hedonist)83.7711.010
chivalrous (not businesslike)83.71414.028
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)83.62825.715
wooden (not plastic)83.55111.016
egalitarian (not racist)83.243718.625
dramatic (not comedic)82.817720.453
high IQ (not low IQ)82.748620.221
blacksmith (not tailor)82.74321.321
frank (not sugarcoated)82.722218.627
spelunker (not claustrophobic)82.32321.420
vengeful (not forgiving)82.122029.424
sober (not indulgent)82.12920.214
extraordinary (not mundane)82.024514.424
tense (not relaxed)81.931421.027
serious (not playful)81.824624.522
patriotic (not unpatriotic)81.714624.929
alert (not oblivious)81.725224.926
empath (not psychopath)81.718922.631
street-smart (not sheltered)81.628022.425
wise (not foolish)81.514721.229
romantic (not dispassionate)81.322216.231
vibrant (not geriatric)81.122423.717
demanding (not unchallenging)81.143125.833
works hard (not plays hard)80.928323.431
direct (not roundabout)80.824817.322
rebellious (not obedient)80.634719.823
historical (not modern)80.610023.028
minimalist (not pack rat)80.33521.623
🤠 (not 🤑)80.312723.130
charming (not awkward)80.125521.926
straightforward (not cryptic)80.011824.223
disarming (not creepy)80.019217.423
tasteful (not lewd)79.914113.228
interesting (not tiresome)79.926719.814
deep (not shallow)79.815822.527
hard (not soft)79.722019.228
stoic (not hypochondriac)79.68925.935
respectful (not rude)79.427315.726
precise (not vague)79.423714.718
oppressed (not privileged)79.46421.619
efficient (not overprepared)79.26918.027
rational (not whimsical)79.121725.524
sorrowful (not cheery)79.115620.526
involved (not remote)79.021421.434
beautiful (not ugly)79.067717.122
bossy (not meek)78.948217.718
🥾 (not 👟)78.915031.821
prideful (not envious)78.718921.536
hard (not soft)78.624623.727
earth (not air)78.612925.725
reserved (not chatty)78.020224.618
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)77.940022.127
queen (not princess)77.932327.632
ferocious (not pacifist)77.835623.827
genuine (not sarcastic)77.818128.325
reasonable (not deranged)77.724122.023
tactful (not indiscreet)77.716627.115
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.642122.226
calm (not anxious)77.49224.022
dog person (not cat person)77.315727.234
arcane (not mainstream)76.914822.024
scruffy (not manicured)76.821028.025
😊 (not 🤣)76.720719.618
🐴 (not 🦄)76.619331.924
rough (not smooth)76.615422.128
family-first (not work-first)76.527824.932
Italian (not Swedish)76.515820.713
introspective (not not introspective)76.420324.318
wild (not tame)76.342221.130
chosen one (not everyman)76.316727.739
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)76.112422.131
doer (not thinker)76.127321.229
spicy (not mild)75.841027.731
sad (not happy)75.723821.017
practical (not imaginative)75.534920.824
🐮 (not 🐷)75.52422.211
profound (not ironic)75.46825.517
deviant (not average)75.035417.213
realistic (not fantastical)75.027425.347
interested (not bored)75.036726.538
opinionated (not neutral)75.080524.229
tall (not short)74.929922.714
trusting (not charming)74.85830.619
😇 (not 😈)74.429926.531
grateful (not entitled)74.422830.523
concrete (not abstract)74.221625.022
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)74.242425.920
sensible (not ludicrous)73.933923.318
altruistic (not selfish)73.935224.231
miserable (not joyful)73.931319.423
utilitarian (not decorative)73.928725.620
humble (not arrogant)73.823230.820
thick-skinned (not sensitive)73.323231.426
genius (not dunce)73.250220.421
factual (not exaggerating)73.226224.443
angelic (not demonic)72.937420.922
offended (not chill)72.933226.623
extreme (not moderate)72.855321.317
unlucky (not fortunate)72.722928.918
thick (not thin)72.620718.732
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.534723.316
theist (not atheist)72.312727.825
contrarian (not yes-man)72.332728.527
still (not twitchy)72.114329.725
kind (not cruel)71.972825.615
frugal (not lavish)71.926523.117
mad (not glad)71.838427.834
private (not gregarious)71.843633.723
literal (not metaphorical)71.825334.416
equitable (not hypocritical)71.625727.719
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.527233.623
playful (not shy)71.465619.823
prestigious (not disreputable)71.444729.422
wholesome (not salacious)71.343128.916
haunted (not blissful)71.357434.033
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.253628.922
😎 (not 🧐)71.137831.128
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.046327.720
rural (not urban)70.915325.121
compersive (not jealous)70.722625.121
punk rock (not preppy)70.633726.820
demure (not vain)70.620825.221
not genocidal (not genocidal)70.671433.133
attentive (not interrupting)70.432427.847
pronatalist (not child free)70.414828.720
melee (not ranged)70.47934.223
chortling (not giggling)70.338519.027
democratic (not authoritarian)70.131427.625
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.929621.529
worldly (not innocent)69.870030.628
reliable (not experimental)69.840332.519
suspicious (not awkward)69.756019.624
white knight (not bad boy)69.651328.332
on-time (not tardy)69.370430.231
pure (not debased)69.241128.628
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.219627.320
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)69.231526.429
epic (not deep)69.021931.033
fire (not water)69.057829.227
traumatized (not flourishing)68.953630.924
vintage (not trendy)68.868223.137
freelance (not corporate)68.557836.820
rugged (not refined)68.438128.118
Roman (not Greek)68.413633.719
🦇 (not 🐿)68.429323.114
indie (not pop)68.051525.429
specialist (not generalist)67.938032.024
deliberate (not spontaneous)67.866827.518
tight (not loose)67.864722.219
💀 (not 🎃)67.640628.719
poor (not rich)67.531122.130
neat (not messy)67.567620.630
📈 (not 📉)67.447830.919
neurotypical (not autistic)67.281924.326
hoarder (not unprepared)67.143221.524
gloomy (not sunny)67.152329.229
frenzied (not sleepy)66.990025.920
obsessed (not aloof)66.753723.618
devout (not heathen)66.639731.321
valedictorian (not drop out)66.678033.227
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.655330.133
pensive (not serene)66.573328.332
presidential (not folksy)66.449831.021
reassuring (not fearmongering)66.453528.827
never cries (not often crying)66.358027.234
patient (not impatient)66.126927.027
🥵 (not 🥶)66.138134.817
low-tech (not high-tech)66.145433.819
cocky (not timid)66.183926.324
strict (not lenient)66.055422.322
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.932931.323
normal (not weird)65.928031.221
chaste (not lustful)65.727225.224
human (not animalistic)65.489737.016
sexual (not asexual)65.478131.527
summer (not winter)65.350134.421
armoured (not vulnerable)65.268830.419
🤐 (not 😜)65.246528.718
builder (not explorer)65.137830.216
basic (not hipster)65.054933.222
English (not German)64.9113231.421
emotional (not unemotional)64.984128.419
radical (not centrist)64.941329.327
physical (not intellectual)64.833624.526
orange (not purple)64.830431.723
consistent (not variable)64.856236.927
🐐 (not 🦒)64.651032.924
proper (not scandalous)64.550931.132
thrifty (not extravagant)64.445826.516
edgy (not politically correct)64.360228.023
open-minded (not close-minded)64.362629.621
western (not eastern)64.357433.411
goth (not flower child)64.330520.224
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.232331.622
😭 (not 😀)64.135529.622
stable (not moody)64.122030.319
crafty (not scholarly)63.666828.726
stubborn (not accommodating)63.696532.131
cannibal (not vegan)63.550221.418
high standards (not desperate)63.569236.630
existentialist (not nihilist)63.454132.212
🧢 (not 🎩)63.451630.917
guarded (not open)63.396834.124
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.238725.422
triggered (not trolling)63.169424.027
sane (not crazy)63.047828.727
unassuming (not pretentious)63.029129.720
outlaw (not sheriff)62.961632.915
👽 (not 🤡)62.949727.919
objective (not subjective)62.629132.419
morning lark (not night owl)62.533527.621
spontaneous (not scheduled)62.351534.920
cynical (not gullible)62.378127.227
hurried (not leisurely)62.257128.014
modest (not flamboyant)62.163527.920
Coke (not Pepsi)62.126934.120
varied (not repetitive)61.921629.420
fixable (not unfixable)61.668031.922
OCD (not ADHD)61.481030.537
competitive (not cooperative)61.381933.427
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.348631.524
muddy (not washed)61.335828.023
cautious (not impulsive)60.760128.325
feisty (not gracious)60.694927.128
orderly (not chaotic)60.468831.827
optimistic (not pessimistic)60.455429.122
classical (not avant-garde)60.267130.116
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.231124.422
highbrow (not lowbrow)60.178931.520
transparent (not machiavellian)60.154132.929
concise (not long-winded)60.148626.231
empirical (not theoretical)59.751533.522
idealist (not realist)59.654033.022
individualist (not communal)59.578028.635
warm (not quarrelsome)59.454129.826
stoic (not expressive)59.348732.521
💪 (not 🧠)59.336021.626
narcissistic (not low self esteem)59.178922.823
sage (not whippersnapper)59.148532.519
creative (not conventional)59.069225.314
fresh (not stinky)58.9100434.619
outsider (not insider)58.863732.926
💝 (not 💔)58.863436.319
real (not philosophical)58.689532.219
🤔 (not 🤫)58.673236.314
expressive (not monotone)58.585033.328
jaded (not innocent)58.496323.830
distant (not touchy-feely)58.373728.032
artistic (not scientific)58.263929.219
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)58.247830.029
bold (not serious)58.072436.926
industrial (not domestic)58.061133.120
reclusive (not social)58.055831.527
spiritual (not skeptical)57.929230.021
angry (not good-humored)57.955831.121
mathematical (not literary)57.743525.920
astonishing (not methodical)57.643332.934
exhibitionist (not bashful)57.588427.342
mysterious (not unambiguous)57.358633.024
libertarian (not socialist)57.264430.826
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.124533.512
loud (not quiet)57.075931.620
humorless (not funny)57.049726.126
prudish (not flirtatious)56.956529.429
linear (not circular)56.858830.018
simple (not complicated)56.733529.018
fighter (not lover)56.769832.223
luddite (not technophile)55.867331.512
👻 (not 🤖)55.672726.712
paranoid (not naive)55.690425.823
accepting (not judgemental)55.566730.223
eloquent (not unpolished)55.395430.923
reactive (not proactive)55.372030.026
mischievous (not well behaved)55.089830.915
old (not young)55.057719.226
musical (not off-key)55.054938.417
instinctual (not reasoned)54.883230.721
emancipated (not enslaved)54.8113041.719
factual (not poetic)54.886926.719
good-cook (not bad-cook)54.667634.026
rustic (not cultured)54.550823.930
stylish (not slovenly)54.4100934.910
dry (not moist)54.471529.919
feminist (not sexist)54.2108422.724
barbaric (not civilized)54.145829.519
official (not backdoor)54.164539.214
rigid (not flexible)54.085930.723
permanent (not transient)53.887633.917
enlightened (not lost)53.867233.515
gamer (not non-gamer)53.851637.051
traditional (not unorthodox)53.766628.515
secretive (not open-book)53.7102832.226
zany (not regular)53.589128.428
oxymoron (not tautology)53.595133.014
quirky (not predictable)53.579329.927
bitter (not sweet)53.477425.816
anarchist (not statist)53.370134.915
biased (not impartial)53.1126327.725
conservative (not liberal)53.152332.423
😏 (not 😬)53.089933.616
realistic (not ambitious)53.053439.628
suspicious (not trusting)52.990333.226
introvert (not extrovert)52.865731.721
complimentary (not insulting)52.886831.723
cheesy (not chic)52.884629.924
Russian (not French)52.752823.411
monochrome (not multicolored)52.480132.515
logical (not emotional)52.271527.223
picky (not always down)52.297731.024
🐒 (not 🐩)52.173333.626
exuberant (not subdued)52.099334.122
analysis (not common sense)52.096131.726
freak (not normie)51.992132.826
🙃 (not 🥰)51.576233.813
kinky (not vanilla)51.483032.426
intimate (not formal)51.484327.327
apathetic (not curious)51.336429.725
political (not nonpolitical)51.099534.420
💃 (not 🧕)51.0113627.126
🥳 (not 🥴)50.270825.419
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.375529.426
bright (not depressed)50.788831.918
cold (not warm)50.676233.617

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 (0.884)
  2. Aragorn (0.884)
  3. Rick Grimes (0.86)
  4. Bellamy Blake (0.831)
  5. Dominic Toretto (0.83)
  6. Jack Traven (0.828)
  7. Akecheta (0.816)
  8. Sayid Jarrah (0.815)
  9. Ellen Ripley (0.814)
  10. Jamie Fraser (0.813)
  1. James Taggart (-0.566)
  2. Connor Roy (-0.552)
  3. Ian Duncan (-0.492)
  4. Tom Wambsgans (-0.473)
  5. Dennis Nedry (-0.465)
  6. The Deep (-0.457)
  7. Kermit (-0.432)
  8. Karen Smith (-0.431)
  9. Nelson Bighetti (-0.431)
  10. Stuart Bloom (-0.428)

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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