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Maximus Descriptive 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. 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
🤺 (not 🏌)95.996.824
self-disciplined (not disorganized)95.7226.027
persistent (not quitter)95.74312.124
captain (not first-mate)95.6106.525
masculine (not feminine)95.5197.928
bold (not shy)95.4387.927
resolute (not wavering)95.336.826
motivated (not unmotivated)95.3396.834
badass (not weakass)94.8559.343
alpha (not beta)94.4258.925
🧗 (not 🛌)94.1117.624
active (not slothful)93.6259.623
resistant (not resigned)93.628.117
gendered (not androgynous)93.41110.418
master (not apprentice)93.2379.521
charismatic (not uninspiring)92.73311.326
pro (not noob)92.77911.426
confident (not insecure)92.5308.924
sturdy (not flimsy)92.5217.624
loyal (not traitorous)92.412616.730
resourceful (not helpless)92.37415.527
soulful (not soulless)92.2428.326
mighty (not puny)92.12520.421
🌟 (not 💩)92.04211.527
sporty (not bookish)91.52411.420
🐘 (not 🐀)91.529.117
independent (not codependent)91.43011.120
important (not irrelevant)91.31049.821
protagonist (not antagonist)91.14217.341
mature (not juvenile)91.13813.026
macho (not metrosexual)90.91011.227
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)90.22118.732
straight (not queer)90.06815.933
diligent (not lazy)89.928925.724
honorable (not cunning)89.71815.430
inspiring (not cringeworthy)89.62120.627
dominant (not submissive)89.515916.822
competent (not incompetent)89.121418.232
go-getter (not slugabed)89.08616.922
perceptive (not unobservant)89.019018.521
jock (not nerd)88.93912.017
legit (not scrub)88.84615.725
cool (not dorky)88.74411.124
healthy (not sickly)88.56116.920
clean (not perverted)88.59110.526
love-focused (not money-focused)88.415219.731
intense (not lighthearted)88.314812.720
heroic (not villainous)87.820719.226
driven (not unambitious)87.831314.818
pointed (not random)87.810014.240
attractive (not repulsive)87.720113.221
assertive (not passive)87.613222.831
🏀 (not 🎨)87.46221.320
opinionated (not jealous)87.03411.427
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)86.57721.119
decisive (not hesitant)86.314412.724
one-faced (not two-faced)86.311717.729
giving (not receiving)86.37913.123
rhythmic (not stuttering)85.98213.629
fast (not slow)85.611812.419
confidential (not gossiping)85.219618.029
treasure (not trash)85.026620.217
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.026218.222
devoted (not unfaithful)85.043921.127
generous (not stingy)84.910612.931
coordinated (not clumsy)84.927824.030
brave (not careful)84.89720.229
studious (not goof-off)84.727013.128
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)84.63525.216
workaholic (not slacker)84.642020.419
hunter (not gatherer)84.316620.823
overachiever (not underachiever)84.033924.026
rock (not rap)83.915020.929
nurturing (not poisonous)83.717814.623
monastic (not hedonist)83.71111.010
believable (not poorly-written)83.714911.816
chivalrous (not businesslike)83.72014.028
loveable (not punchable)83.514723.523
wooden (not plastic)83.56511.016
egalitarian (not racist)83.252318.625
frank (not sugarcoated)83.223418.129
dramatic (not comedic)83.019520.155
down2earth (not head@clouds)82.510520.625
high IQ (not low IQ)82.556419.822
blacksmith (not tailor)82.25921.022
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)82.210924.131
patriotic (not unpatriotic)82.115224.630
sober (not indulgent)82.13520.214
spelunker (not claustrophobic)82.13220.223
extraordinary (not mundane)82.027914.424
serious (not playful)81.828324.522
rebellious (not obedient)81.737319.425
empath (not psychopath)81.722322.631
direct (not roundabout)81.626116.924
alert (not oblivious)81.629724.427
demanding (not unchallenging)81.645725.534
wise (not foolish)81.517820.732
tense (not relaxed)81.338120.828
romantic (not dispassionate)81.325816.231
vibrant (not geriatric)81.125823.717
interesting (not tiresome)80.926819.016
works hard (not plays hard)80.932023.431
precise (not vague)80.822414.720
disarming (not creepy)80.818217.524
historical (not modern)80.611723.028
minimalist (not pack rat)80.34721.623
charming (not awkward)80.128021.926
tasteful (not lewd)80.016213.029
hard (not soft)80.024218.530
🤠 (not 🤑)79.916922.931
vengeful (not forgiving)79.731132.626
beautiful (not ugly)79.776317.023
🥾 (not 👟)79.516531.222
street-smart (not sheltered)79.337426.727
oppressed (not privileged)79.28021.120
rational (not whimsical)79.124425.524
sorrowful (not cheery)79.118620.526
genuine (not sarcastic)78.719828.126
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)78.744821.729
prideful (not envious)78.721121.536
earth (not air)78.614125.226
respectful (not rude)78.335616.327
reserved (not chatty)78.323624.019
ferocious (not pacifist)78.238623.129
straightforward (not cryptic)78.218225.224
Italian (not Swedish)78.114420.914
dog person (not cat person)78.016826.237
stoic (not hypochondriac)77.814427.637
involved (not remote)77.730422.535
tactful (not indiscreet)77.719027.115
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.649822.226
deep (not shallow)77.625925.129
🐴 (not 🦄)77.521030.826
calm (not anxious)77.411124.022
reasonable (not deranged)77.229121.724
family-first (not work-first)77.231324.933
rough (not smooth)77.117421.530
efficient (not overprepared)77.013521.029
scruffy (not manicured)76.823828.025
😊 (not 🤣)76.726419.618
hard (not soft)76.732225.729
chosen one (not everyman)76.419427.440
introspective (not not introspective)76.425524.318
wild (not tame)76.048620.831
queen (not princess)75.944129.533
bossy (not meek)75.864821.519
spicy (not mild)75.845827.731
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)75.814721.832
interested (not bored)75.740426.140
🐮 (not 🐷)75.53622.211
profound (not ironic)75.48525.517
practical (not imaginative)75.040220.525
realistic (not fantastical)75.031725.347
opinionated (not neutral)75.090724.229
doer (not thinker)74.935721.830
arcane (not mainstream)74.921923.725
trusting (not charming)74.86930.619
altruistic (not selfish)74.538024.032
grateful (not entitled)74.426130.523
concrete (not abstract)74.225525.022
extreme (not moderate)74.057521.019
sensible (not ludicrous)73.938723.318
miserable (not joyful)73.935319.423
utilitarian (not decorative)73.932025.620
humble (not arrogant)73.827530.820
tall (not short)73.540519.626
sad (not happy)73.335122.618
genius (not dunce)73.257520.421
offended (not chill)72.938026.623
worldly (not innocent)72.767630.431
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)72.653726.321
thick-skinned (not sensitive)72.628730.629
factual (not exaggerating)72.632624.544
thick (not thin)72.623018.732
prestigious (not disreputable)72.547529.223
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.539623.316
angelic (not demonic)72.345020.623
theist (not atheist)72.315027.825
equitable (not hypocritical)72.129327.120
😇 (not 😈)72.142127.733
rural (not urban)72.016625.122
punk rock (not preppy)72.035326.921
kind (not cruel)71.983825.615
unlucky (not fortunate)71.928229.820
mad (not glad)71.842927.834
fire (not water)71.857128.930
compersive (not jealous)71.724924.223
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.533133.623
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.580632.934
playful (not shy)71.474719.823
pronatalist (not child free)71.314927.522
wholesome (not salacious)71.349128.916
😎 (not 🧐)71.343430.629
haunted (not blissful)71.363534.033
demure (not vain)71.322524.822
literal (not metaphorical)71.231533.417
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.258928.922
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.053027.720
democratic (not authoritarian)70.834127.226
frugal (not lavish)70.833523.018
still (not twitchy)70.818829.826
private (not gregarious)70.656633.524
💀 (not 🎃)70.539827.822
contrarian (not yes-man)70.444929.728
chortling (not giggling)70.344919.027
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.932921.529
suspicious (not awkward)69.763219.624
white knight (not bad boy)69.659528.332
tight (not loose)69.566222.720
attentive (not interrupting)69.541328.348
epic (not deep)69.324330.634
on-time (not tardy)69.380030.231
pure (not debased)69.247828.628
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.221827.320
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)69.235726.429
rugged (not refined)69.141027.519
traumatized (not flourishing)68.964130.924
deviant (not average)68.861420.516
melee (not ranged)68.812434.324
vintage (not trendy)68.877023.137
Roman (not Greek)68.415533.719
🦇 (not 🐿)68.434323.114
hoarder (not unprepared)68.244221.725
indie (not pop)68.260125.030
summer (not winter)68.251733.224
cocky (not timid)68.288026.326
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.073326.819
specialist (not generalist)67.945332.024
never cries (not often crying)67.961927.436
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.657929.028
obsessed (not aloof)67.559723.319
reliable (not experimental)67.453432.621
strict (not lenient)67.457022.823
self-improving (not self-destructive)67.334531.424
neurotypical (not autistic)67.290124.326
gloomy (not sunny)67.160229.229
consistent (not variable)67.054436.529
frenzied (not sleepy)66.9102025.920
emotional (not unemotional)66.791328.720
patient (not impatient)66.630126.129
📈 (not 📉)66.662632.922
freelance (not corporate)66.671237.021
human (not animalistic)66.597436.117
pensive (not serene)66.581527.833
sexual (not asexual)66.584331.528
orange (not purple)66.430931.025
neat (not messy)66.280221.631
🥵 (not 🥶)66.147234.817
valedictorian (not drop out)66.091432.728
builder (not explorer)65.938829.417
normal (not weird)65.930131.221
hard-work (not natural-talent)65.866730.935
poor (not rich)65.740523.931
presidential (not folksy)65.760132.123
chaste (not lustful)65.632824.725
devout (not heathen)65.350830.624
armoured (not vulnerable)65.278930.419
proper (not scandalous)65.256830.933
🤐 (not 😜)65.254228.718
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)65.134931.223
triggered (not trolling)65.168624.429
Coke (not Pepsi)65.020833.822
English (not German)64.9127831.421
radical (not centrist)64.948229.327
outlaw (not sheriff)64.765832.716
🐐 (not 🦒)64.659332.924
physical (not intellectual)64.639324.027
basic (not hipster)64.561832.623
fixable (not unfixable)64.564032.024
crafty (not scholarly)64.474228.427
thrifty (not extravagant)64.451026.516
edgy (not politically correct)64.367928.023
open-minded (not close-minded)64.372429.621
western (not eastern)64.365133.411
goth (not flower child)64.335320.224
stable (not moody)64.125730.319
unassuming (not pretentious)64.030729.321
low-tech (not high-tech)63.956234.320
high standards (not desperate)63.876536.031
hurried (not leisurely)63.759227.615
stubborn (not accommodating)63.6110232.131
cannibal (not vegan)63.555221.418
existentialist (not nihilist)63.463232.212
🧢 (not 🎩)63.459230.917
guarded (not open)63.3111834.124
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.244824.624
modest (not flamboyant)63.170327.621
sane (not crazy)63.055328.727
👽 (not 🤡)62.958027.919
😭 (not 😀)62.645728.924
muddy (not washed)62.637927.325
spontaneous (not scheduled)62.359734.920
cynical (not gullible)62.390427.227
competitive (not cooperative)62.190333.028
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.930825.223
cautious (not impulsive)61.664928.728
varied (not repetitive)61.227331.222
bold (not serious)61.072537.128
idealist (not realist)60.857731.824
objective (not subjective)60.840632.520
feisty (not gracious)60.6106827.128
no-nonsense (not dramatic)60.558733.326
orderly (not chaotic)60.478631.827
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.417732.114
real (not philosophical)60.495932.320
classical (not avant-garde)60.276530.116
highbrow (not lowbrow)60.190131.520
transparent (not machiavellian)60.161632.929
warm (not quarrelsome)60.061629.427
OCD (not ADHD)59.995730.839
creative (not conventional)59.877024.715
angry (not good-humored)59.859231.722
empirical (not theoretical)59.759333.522
concise (not long-winded)59.660026.433
expressive (not monotone)59.496032.930
luddite (not technophile)59.259832.513
morning lark (not night owl)59.246328.124
jaded (not innocent)59.2107623.832
fresh (not stinky)58.9114934.619
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)58.951929.730
outsider (not insider)58.872332.926
💝 (not 💔)58.874636.319
💪 (not 🧠)58.741921.028
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.789822.324
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.671129.723
individualist (not communal)58.492428.936
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.496027.643
distant (not touchy-feely)58.386328.032
artistic (not scientific)58.272929.219
libertarian (not socialist)58.266430.727
humorless (not funny)58.254125.628
factual (not poetic)58.286827.621
industrial (not domestic)58.070933.120
reclusive (not social)58.064431.429
fighter (not lover)58.076432.224
stoic (not expressive)57.560232.722
sage (not whippersnapper)57.562132.520
mysterious (not unambiguous)57.368933.024
loud (not quiet)57.085731.620
prudish (not flirtatious)56.965129.429
simple (not complicated)56.738129.120
eloquent (not unpolished)56.6105530.924
spiritual (not skeptical)56.537529.922
accepting (not judgemental)56.574129.924
astonishing (not methodical)56.256833.535
mathematical (not literary)56.254326.221
good-cook (not bad-cook)56.170033.928
👻 (not 🤖)55.682926.712
paranoid (not naive)55.6104325.823
old (not young)55.563918.728
secretive (not open-book)55.5113131.828
anarchist (not statist)55.375034.718
linear (not circular)55.276230.019
mischievous (not well behaved)55.0102230.915
barbaric (not civilized)54.950628.920
instinctual (not reasoned)54.896530.721
emancipated (not enslaved)54.8130341.719
enlightened (not lost)54.872432.817
🤔 (not 🤫)54.7104637.915
😏 (not 😬)54.798433.317
gamer (not non-gamer)54.657436.553
rustic (not cultured)54.559723.930
zany (not regular)54.498728.329
dry (not moist)54.482729.919
musical (not off-key)54.367837.119
reactive (not proactive)54.090730.227
biased (not impartial)53.9141127.526
permanent (not transient)53.898333.917
Russian (not French)53.657522.612
complimentary (not insulting)53.599031.228
oxymoron (not tautology)53.5110733.014
quirky (not predictable)53.591929.927
bitter (not sweet)53.487125.816
introvert (not extrovert)53.375131.122
bright (not depressed)53.388932.919
official (not backdoor)53.377537.716
conservative (not liberal)53.158632.423
realistic (not ambitious)53.062139.628
suspicious (not trusting)52.9102033.226
cheesy (not chic)52.895529.924
🥰 (not 🙃)52.696632.516
💃 (not 🧕)52.6122927.727
intimate (not formal)52.592927.428
feminist (not sexist)52.1132624.625
stylish (not slovenly)52.0123534.111
kinky (not vanilla)51.994331.927
freak (not normie)51.9105232.826
monochrome (not multicolored)51.596131.616
apathetic (not curious)51.341629.725
traditional (not unorthodox)51.281929.116
exuberant (not subdued)51.2115733.623
rigid (not flexible)51.1109331.025
emotional (not logical)51.0106228.524
political (not nonpolitical)51.0113033.522
🥳 (not 🥴)50.282125.419
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.389029.426
analysis (not common sense)50.7114832.629
always down (not picky)50.775731.725
cold (not warm)50.686833.617
🐒 (not 🐩)50.587834.027

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 (0.885)
  2. Aragorn (0.884)
  3. Rick Grimes (0.86)
  4. Bellamy Blake (0.835)
  5. Dominic Toretto (0.835)
  6. Jack Traven (0.829)
  7. Jamie Fraser (0.818)
  8. Akecheta (0.817)
  9. Sayid Jarrah (0.814)
  10. Ellen Ripley (0.814)
  1. James Taggart (-0.567)
  2. Connor Roy (-0.546)
  3. Ian Duncan (-0.495)
  4. Tom Wambsgans (-0.461)
  5. Dennis Nedry (-0.461)
  6. The Deep (-0.46)
  7. Karen Smith (-0.431)
  8. Kermit (-0.431)
  9. Stuart Bloom (-0.43)
  10. Nelson Bighetti (-0.429)

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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