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Dom Cobb Descriptive Personality Statistics

Dom Cobb is a character from Inception.

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
persistent (not quitter)94.1828.155
pro (not noob)90.811310.770
traumatized (not flourishing)89.9249.632
high IQ (not low IQ)89.023711.7194
complicated (not simple)88.85913.5191
guarded (not open)88.79913.6196
driven (not unambitious)88.126317.8188
secretive (not open-book)87.812116.934
demanding (not unchallenging)87.617212.234
important (not irrelevant)87.123112.999
workaholic (not slacker)86.827515.6414
sorrowful (not cheery)86.63513.4193
haunted (not blissful)86.48116.041
confidential (not gossiping)86.214213.3211
diligent (not lazy)86.148915.0195
captain (not first-mate)85.717217.4201
straight (not queer)85.718719.0221
devoted (not unfaithful)85.735018.632
tense (not relaxed)85.419513.5218
obsessed (not aloof)85.36718.2213
motivated (not unmotivated)85.251417.331
sad (not happy)85.05712.9202
dramatic (not comedic)85.011512.627
miserable (not joyful)84.58113.472
gloomy (not sunny)84.39515.826
master (not apprentice)84.126317.9218
masculine (not feminine)83.134416.5200
active (not slothful)83.136815.9192
alpha (not beta)82.632317.0171
perceptive (not unobservant)82.644320.118
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)82.630319.626
serious (not playful)82.423117.5180
stubborn (not accommodating)82.235223.242
love-focused (not money-focused)82.234720.529
introspective (not not introspective)81.68420.9102
egalitarian (not racist)81.456712.460
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.330014.664
gendered (not androgynous)81.246122.8199
attractive (not repulsive)81.244719.8192
beautiful (not ugly)81.162818.1399
studious (not goof-off)81.037517.374
extraordinary (not mundane)80.829417.4202
interested (not bored)80.615017.529
bold (not shy)80.570518.0180
protagonist (not antagonist)80.332917.330
private (not gregarious)80.119421.2201
suspicious (not awkward)80.120715.1191
paranoid (not naive)79.99017.428
high-tech (not low-tech)79.917121.4177
extreme (not moderate)79.737219.0238
deep (not shallow)79.517918.886
go-getter (not slugabed)79.447918.078
genius (not dunce)79.331917.5220
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.046420.1184
specialist (not generalist)78.99121.3360
triggered (not trolling)78.96219.427
mysterious (not unambiguous)78.716520.5207
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)78.67127.728
rebellious (not obedient)78.242119.3205
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.219322.833
creative (not conventional)78.123023.2200
assertive (not passive)78.048021.0186
overachiever (not underachiever)78.054517.622
treasure (not trash)77.962720.578
unorthodox (not traditional)77.528521.3379
pensive (not serene)77.314820.122
opinionated (not neutral)77.372824.737
bossy (not meek)77.155117.4179
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.146023.9221
ambitious (not realistic)77.027521.533
rock (not rap)76.943817.034
worldly (not innocent)76.746720.1195
interesting (not tiresome)76.740322.1198
moody (not stable)76.741322.4199
depressed (not bright)76.610922.3205
cool (not dorky)76.626622.559
resourceful (not helpless)76.572122.3403
freelance (not corporate)76.436721.537
fast (not slow)76.439122.6187
outlaw (not sheriff)76.432322.3191
street-smart (not sheltered)76.242923.2183
individualist (not communal)76.131822.5374
night owl (not morning lark)76.134619.5156
competent (not incompetent)75.972924.9220
🧗 (not 🛌)75.838224.1105
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.855822.131
alert (not oblivious)75.747221.260
charming (not awkward)75.640519.7180
coordinated (not clumsy)75.555922.7174
biased (not impartial)75.528522.0189
works hard (not plays hard)75.348124.6203
queen (not princess)75.341923.729
lost (not enlightened)75.217723.138
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)75.142025.7209
intense (not lighthearted)74.952122.835
sexual (not asexual)74.952321.232
conspiracist (not sheeple)74.833221.7172
reserved (not chatty)74.727719.5187
circular (not linear)74.75922.721
intellectual (not physical)74.650520.3203
romantic (not dispassionate)74.646124.245
mighty (not puny)74.552419.9187
dominant (not submissive)74.360723.3212
reclusive (not social)74.221321.3109
loyal (not traitorous)74.286723.5191
tactful (not indiscreet)74.127118.760
pointed (not random)74.062723.424
chortling (not giggling)73.926320.827
mad (not glad)73.932920.756
😭 (not 😀)73.913324.661
fire (not water)73.745828.429
arcane (not mainstream)73.622620.7191
tight (not loose)73.544323.630
deviant (not average)73.441517.6195
frank (not sugarcoated)73.459628.229
fresh (not stinky)73.160822.5106
believable (not poorly-written)73.074720.422
English (not German)72.970833.828
suspicious (not trusting)72.640522.6198
pronatalist (not child free)72.512425.3164
hurried (not leisurely)72.520522.2192
🥴 (not 🥳)72.520324.856
🌟 (not 💩)72.575922.770
OCD (not ADHD)72.543626.129
analysis (not common sense)72.528023.528
jaded (not innocent)72.556123.932
soulful (not soulless)72.477123.7378
contrarian (not yes-man)72.433324.332
🤺 (not 🏌)72.258423.363
wild (not tame)72.154121.7214
radical (not centrist)72.122421.728
machiavellian (not transparent)72.130320.230
backdoor (not official)71.932927.8163
badass (not weakass)71.779823.128
humorless (not funny)71.618021.0184
utilitarian (not decorative)71.438521.4292
cynical (not gullible)71.251825.130
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.942423.1396
🤐 (not 😜)70.931728.963
💔 (not 💝)70.724632.8104
enslaved (not emancipated)70.47327.2186
legit (not scrub)70.374127.185
vintage (not trendy)70.364624.134
frenzied (not sleepy)70.272926.635
twitchy (not still)70.246127.027
angry (not good-humored)70.126320.7179
👽 (not 🤡)70.126122.351
chosen one (not everyman)70.134127.528
emotional (not unemotional)70.170329.929
neurotypical (not autistic)69.968923.0154
wooden (not plastic)69.851722.631
cocky (not timid)69.874125.234
unlucky (not fortunate)69.731924.0199
technophile (not luddite)69.624724.1167
edgy (not politically correct)69.348722.4164
deep (not epic)69.213125.223
bitter (not sweet)69.240622.3199
ferocious (not pacifist)69.159923.5182
🧠 (not 💪)69.076329.475
quarrelsome (not warm)68.951322.1209
🐮 (not 🐷)68.916519.865
mischievous (not well behaved)68.764922.9181
human (not animalistic)68.382625.0188
charming (not trusting)68.241323.4179
gamer (not non-gamer)68.025829.427
resistant (not resigned)67.970726.7215
imaginative (not practical)67.829628.5191
hunter (not gatherer)67.856425.632
strict (not lenient)67.751122.5183
brave (not careful)67.761526.6186
crafty (not scholarly)67.757526.7168
offended (not chill)67.748523.439
metaphorical (not literal)67.414426.4176
hoarder (not unprepared)67.243523.7162
atheist (not theist)67.151727.8312
urban (not rural)67.077725.9102
macho (not metrosexual)67.027924.131
heroic (not villainous)66.991521.4175
chaotic (not orderly)66.849826.9186
skeptical (not spiritual)66.880928.4173
arrogant (not humble)66.860422.3169
hard (not soft)66.856124.3213
zany (not regular)66.653821.549
anxious (not calm)66.558426.6208
cultured (not rustic)66.558126.228
stylish (not slovenly)66.469524.3167
fantastical (not realistic)66.439028.835
sturdy (not flimsy)66.376023.427
attentive (not interrupting)66.346629.231
libertarian (not socialist)66.224726.5147
emotional (not logical)66.152325.6205
unfixable (not fixable)66.127225.933
tasteful (not lewd)66.067322.0147
western (not eastern)66.048731.283
curious (not apathetic)65.973428.8211
cryptic (not straightforward)65.815228.2210
mathematical (not literary)65.726828.4184
philosophical (not real)65.715727.4200
authoritarian (not democratic)65.542326.0185
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)65.439628.420
concise (not long-winded)65.432726.028
idealist (not realist)65.241430.6409
indie (not pop)65.262726.329
methodical (not astonishing)65.159127.1228
disarming (not creepy)65.185621.6220
😊 (not 🤣)65.063023.350
spicy (not mild)64.874023.3215
weird (not normal)64.764820.0187
crazy (not sane)64.752221.259
on-time (not tardy)64.684824.437
💀 (not 🎃)64.451130.930
abstract (not concrete)64.432627.260
🥾 (not 👟)64.442729.370
feisty (not gracious)64.284724.5176
hard (not soft)64.163224.3417
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.191627.228
head@clouds (not down2earth)64.145530.7188
profound (not ironic)64.133225.629
opinionated (not jealous)64.194130.138
deliberate (not spontaneous)64.078830.2186
freak (not normie)64.057624.431
distant (not touchy-feely)64.059433.429
stoic (not expressive)63.937827.1172
introvert (not extrovert)63.937427.3209
chic (not cheesy)63.942123.032
involved (not remote)63.891130.7191
rich (not poor)63.673222.6178
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.546927.6159
dog person (not cat person)63.549833.130
instinctual (not reasoned)63.461827.9208
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.468124.6185
anarchist (not statist)63.242726.9103
clean (not perverted)63.285826.336
selfish (not altruistic)63.150424.6215
🐴 (not 🦄)63.161032.761
subjective (not objective)62.829728.0344
cold (not warm)62.750824.0170
efficient (not overprepared)62.681029.029
decisive (not hesitant)62.593829.0216
family-first (not work-first)62.362431.6208
prideful (not envious)62.2104828.134
impulsive (not cautious)62.161231.2192
resolute (not wavering)62.188527.064
two-faced (not one-faced)61.939228.333
competitive (not cooperative)61.883028.2163
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.853728.165
expressive (not monotone)61.879933.334
debased (not pure)61.754624.8187
existentialist (not nihilist)61.765329.6343
minimalist (not pack rat)61.752724.860
kind (not cruel)61.6104423.1178
🦇 (not 🐿)61.546028.838
dry (not moist)61.546627.220
pretentious (not unassuming)61.368429.973
precise (not vague)61.288929.8206
sage (not whippersnapper)61.044322.524
quiet (not loud)60.955426.8192
rough (not smooth)60.953224.4180
extravagant (not thrifty)60.956828.623
feminist (not sexist)60.896721.088
Coke (not Pepsi)60.435231.332
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.3102628.057
🎨 (not 🏀)60.386525.228
eloquent (not unpolished)60.286726.5148
exhibitionist (not bashful)60.280727.426
genuine (not sarcastic)60.164627.6188
scandalous (not proper)60.165426.8207
goth (not flower child)60.041019.717
outsider (not insider)59.960731.9206
transient (not permanent)59.934129.5200
winter (not summer)59.960030.723
hypocritical (not equitable)59.753027.3314
indulgent (not sober)59.670229.7192
bookish (not sporty)59.689825.8182
impatient (not patient)59.587828.7201
🥵 (not 🥶)59.566429.024
rigid (not flexible)59.469627.0209
desperate (not high standards)59.439936.234
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.386827.432
open-minded (not close-minded)59.183029.6183
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.078629.818
avant-garde (not classical)58.945729.2341
mature (not juvenile)58.780425.3375
scientific (not artistic)58.671427.0188
self-disciplined (not disorganized)58.6109431.8179
empath (not psychopath)58.693526.634
focused on the future (not focused on the present)58.545531.7187
experimental (not reliable)58.557533.027
🤔 (not 🤫)58.376933.165
bad boy (not white knight)58.254824.436
deranged (not reasonable)58.153423.871
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.157030.186
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.183829.228
judgemental (not accepting)58.071726.7172
valedictorian (not drop out)58.099930.255
reassuring (not fearmongering)58.081926.020
🐘 (not 🐀)57.861028.683
generous (not stingy)57.791228.223
tall (not short)57.584618.8180
repetitive (not varied)57.479429.1226
theoretical (not empirical)57.328330.7204
loveable (not punchable)57.394725.328
factual (not exaggerating)57.370329.334
nonpolitical (not political)57.249929.3172
wise (not foolish)57.184725.3204
🐐 (not 🦒)57.093531.792
quirky (not predictable)57.068728.024
vibrant (not geriatric)56.9107425.326
bad-cook (not good-cook)56.967223.614
poisonous (not nurturing)56.853924.3201
🤠 (not 🤑)56.790831.748
ranged (not melee)56.773230.325
direct (not roundabout)56.6109230.0202
always down (not picky)56.542725.924
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.465434.428
multicolored (not monochrome)56.266531.2362
liberal (not conservative)56.296427.171
doer (not thinker)56.299430.731
sickly (not healthy)56.132328.2196
Italian (not Swedish)56.174530.622
privileged (not oppressed)56.1105032.527
civilized (not barbaric)56.0108127.1194
modern (not historical)56.084828.9182
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.027827.746
🐒 (not 🐩)55.864229.454
Greek (not Roman)55.545732.018
businesslike (not chivalrous)55.574631.030
vengeful (not forgiving)55.475028.1188
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)55.457333.753
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.489930.521
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.383924.689
giving (not receiving)55.397633.625
😏 (not 😬)55.185833.062
modest (not flamboyant)55.085228.4209
rational (not whimsical)55.093427.4186
vain (not demure)54.976525.4178
industrial (not domestic)54.874328.0333
🧐 (not 😎)54.868034.175
👻 (not 🤖)54.878129.253
presidential (not folksy)54.885729.224
pessimistic (not optimistic)54.676730.5188
sensitive (not thick-skinned)54.669728.2200
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.341431.5200
musical (not off-key)54.060826.123
hard-work (not natural-talent)53.9105830.540
cunning (not honorable)53.863328.9211
basic (not hipster)53.8100326.5199
never cries (not often crying)53.792329.124
manicured (not scruffy)53.5107726.9181
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.587129.0190
French (not Russian)53.5101130.216
entitled (not grateful)53.579824.627
intimate (not formal)53.481527.993
confident (not insecure)53.2116328.9182
demonic (not angelic)53.266920.8196
oxymoron (not tautology)53.2100030.413
rugged (not refined)53.169127.0212
nerd (not jock)53.197625.0192
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.058728.3154
washed (not muddy)53.0104831.027
📈 (not 📉)52.9119433.666
🧕 (not 💃)52.848829.085
variable (not consistent)52.856031.026
complimentary (not insulting)52.791023.5357
factual (not poetic)52.795727.533
genocidal (not not genocidal)52.744128.225
respectful (not rude)52.6102925.2199
young (not old)52.6104922.5184
prestigious (not disreputable)52.6108527.1176
🧢 (not 🎩)52.577830.472
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)52.480026.7164
😈 (not 😇)52.478525.363
tailor (not blacksmith)52.3105032.528
armoured (not vulnerable)52.2106031.7207
explorer (not builder)52.086632.4187
hedonist (not monastic)52.096227.733
purple (not orange)51.982930.1155
cannibal (not vegan)51.979332.523
prudish (not flirtatious)51.871128.131
serious (not bold)51.774732.1221
spontaneous (not scheduled)51.673431.1180
frugal (not lavish)51.693128.1163
🙃 (not 🥰)51.677232.684
ludicrous (not sensible)51.566926.6182
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)51.580932.152
earth (not air)51.5117736.526
proactive (not reactive)51.569929.022
compersive (not jealous)51.483326.8179
codependent (not independent)51.459834.5212
preppy (not punk rock)51.3101528.024
kinky (not vanilla)51.286628.5172
thick (not thin)51.263625.4176
fighter (not lover)51.184926.530
devout (not heathen)51.094426.5165
subdued (not exuberant)51.067130.521
messy (not neat)50.166230.6196
salacious (not wholesome)50.274627.460
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)50.782328.6184
chaste (not lustful)50.572128.1200
shy (not playful)50.546425.6208

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Thomas Shelby (0.775)
  2. Oliver Queen (0.775)
  3. Bruce Wayne (0.769)
  4. Desmond Hume (0.757)
  5. Walter White (0.755)
  6. Rust Cohle (0.75)
  7. Meredith Grey (0.746)
  8. June Osborne (0.744)
  9. Jean Grey (0.737)
  10. Annalise Keating (0.735)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.487)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.448)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.404)
  4. Karen Smith (-0.378)
  5. Josh Chan (-0.344)
  6. Kermit (-0.339)
  7. Mike McLintock (-0.335)
  8. Jake Harper (-0.335)
  9. Chip Dove (-0.322)
  10. Ling (-0.316)

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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