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Arthur Personality Statistics

Arthur is a character from Inception. 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
knowledgeable (not ignorant)87.018212.314
loyal (not traitorous)86.933613.8179
competent (not incompetent)85.728613.8164
high IQ (not low IQ)85.735313.4180
diligent (not lazy)84.654514.4214
reasonable (not deranged)84.58016.262
treasure (not trash)84.025712.663
attractive (not repulsive)83.231216.6213
pointed (not random)82.626412.724
beautiful (not ugly)82.549915.8403
heroic (not villainous)81.639514.6164
civilized (not barbaric)81.528516.4186
persistent (not quitter)81.479822.256
resourceful (not helpless)80.951618.2382
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.829119.726
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.545216.9168
human (not animalistic)80.529118.2178
egalitarian (not racist)80.158214.659
fresh (not stinky)80.130218.294
neat (not messy)79.928919.8192
healthy (not sickly)79.731519.1182
high-tech (not low-tech)79.716818.4201
kind (not cruel)79.444316.8160
legit (not scrub)79.131515.982
perceptive (not unobservant)78.859411.429
first-mate (not captain)78.722519.5211
manicured (not scruffy)78.448420.1191
devoted (not unfaithful)78.268621.126
protagonist (not antagonist)78.136613.618
young (not old)78.038715.6204
workaholic (not slacker)78.062516.0366
factual (not exaggerating)78.015717.024
wholesome (not salacious)77.725019.955
giving (not receiving)77.725415.521
genius (not dunce)77.535017.1212
coordinated (not clumsy)77.347721.1166
clean (not perverted)77.338920.623
white knight (not bad boy)77.327317.323
sensible (not ludicrous)77.123119.7203
wooden (not plastic)77.019223.722
technophile (not luddite)76.813521.7165
🌟 (not 💩)76.851919.657
active (not slothful)76.762519.7173
empath (not psychopath)76.736120.821
tactful (not indiscreet)76.619621.163
alert (not oblivious)76.541020.453
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.413626.919
🧠 (not 💪)76.346522.184
precise (not vague)76.233220.5188
indie (not pop)76.222320.522
pro (not noob)76.157223.257
respectful (not rude)75.935419.3209
loveable (not punchable)75.831118.724
sane (not crazy)75.815619.662
stylish (not slovenly)75.736720.4191
eloquent (not unpolished)75.740322.8172
smooth (not rough)75.612719.7207
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.548822.175
tasteful (not lewd)75.427418.4185
gendered (not androgynous)75.475424.4166
attentive (not interrupting)75.418921.326
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.436719.257
disarming (not creepy)75.337717.8205
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.243216.018
orderly (not chaotic)75.034021.4175
English (not German)74.751724.524
rational (not whimsical)74.732021.2176
high standards (not desperate)74.634520.232
methodical (not astonishing)74.525322.6207
good-humored (not angry)74.532418.1187
urban (not rural)74.441720.489
intellectual (not physical)74.349121.6186
proper (not scandalous)74.326519.9203
important (not irrelevant)74.274020.097
motivated (not unmotivated)74.296124.328
one-faced (not two-faced)74.146024.332
driven (not unambitious)74.091321.2200
confidential (not gossiping)74.050521.0176
skeptical (not spiritual)73.949619.4187
refined (not rugged)73.934322.0175
nurturing (not poisonous)73.744718.9181
logical (not emotional)73.620019.1190
good-cook (not bad-cook)73.313924.123
on-time (not tardy)73.357228.229
altruistic (not selfish)73.333618.8187
spelunker (not claustrophobic)73.319420.716
washed (not muddy)73.235621.319
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)73.142115.425
charming (not awkward)73.045021.3212
stable (not moody)72.98421.0185
cautious (not impulsive)72.725121.5193
self-improving (not self-destructive)72.718020.129
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.764522.9193
badass (not weakass)72.671124.026
soulful (not soulless)72.568419.1369
😊 (not 🤣)72.331824.265
go-getter (not slugabed)72.277422.941
works hard (not plays hard)72.157522.4189
valedictorian (not drop out)72.160927.172
French (not Russian)72.120922.318
nerd (not jock)72.049721.4185
privileged (not oppressed)72.057621.713
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.958721.8201
generous (not stingy)71.841217.424
masculine (not feminine)71.758719.1210
quiet (not loud)71.726321.4219
💝 (not 💔)71.427724.278
straight (not queer)71.475926.6205
equitable (not hypocritical)71.425721.9349
involved (not remote)71.251322.9188
street-smart (not sheltered)71.253023.0184
wise (not foolish)71.237220.4191
neurotypical (not autistic)70.763722.6182
fixable (not unfixable)70.627322.620
work-first (not family-first)70.640323.8188
interested (not bored)70.452317.017
realistic (not fantastical)70.340726.723
normie (not freak)70.321521.127
forgiving (not vengeful)70.133421.8156
sexual (not asexual)70.160723.321
cooperative (not competitive)70.120125.2198
😏 (not 😬)69.933226.141
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.941120.6362
introspective (not not introspective)69.940126.593
prideful (not envious)69.860016.032
mathematical (not literary)69.718324.2180
tailor (not blacksmith)69.747127.918
overachiever (not underachiever)69.779628.827
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.538126.7163
thin (not thick)69.537722.1174
deliberate (not spontaneous)69.461724.9172
bookish (not sporty)69.461824.3174
specialist (not generalist)69.433625.5333
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.431726.361
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.354626.9195
fast (not slow)69.363221.7195
modest (not flamboyant)69.243724.6189
angelic (not demonic)69.246118.1185
complimentary (not insulting)69.239422.3381
direct (not roundabout)68.865124.4194
resolute (not wavering)68.857924.250
deep (not shallow)68.848622.486
🥰 (not 🙃)68.830228.194
😇 (not 😈)68.740821.148
musical (not off-key)68.721323.518
curious (not apathetic)68.656223.4193
interesting (not tiresome)68.565423.5192
feminist (not sexist)68.568317.971
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)68.414021.922
reasoned (not instinctual)68.421925.5214
democratic (not authoritarian)68.436624.5179
consistent (not variable)68.442121.822
📈 (not 📉)68.341323.956
compersive (not jealous)68.127621.5152
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)68.159820.417
rock (not rap)67.992222.520
flower child (not goth)67.955825.025
prestigious (not disreputable)67.855822.2166
believable (not poorly-written)67.899325.919
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.645524.326
scientific (not artistic)67.549024.5195
hoarder (not unprepared)67.539318.8149
no-nonsense (not dramatic)67.433325.5212
moderate (not extreme)67.419721.2199
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.339324.958
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.351225.526
linear (not circular)67.218222.923
utilitarian (not decorative)67.153223.3304
studious (not goof-off)67.175627.077
honorable (not cunning)67.150126.1192
confident (not insecure)67.072725.0205
sweet (not bitter)67.043522.0192
cultured (not rustic)67.052326.922
sturdy (not flimsy)66.870927.329
transparent (not machiavellian)66.730630.921
straightforward (not cryptic)66.662026.2188
pure (not debased)66.645122.4182
analysis (not common sense)66.642027.825
opinionated (not jealous)66.575820.315
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.328128.579
efficient (not overprepared)66.358124.223
tautology (not oxymoron)66.16027.314
obedient (not rebellious)65.831323.9190
patient (not impatient)65.726124.5182
minimalist (not pack rat)65.635626.753
chill (not offended)65.625620.617
cosmopolitan (not provincial)65.538226.9157
mature (not juvenile)65.458624.2352
atheist (not theist)65.253826.0288
devout (not heathen)65.043825.5168
gamer (not non-gamer)65.028628.524
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.957023.2165
open-minded (not close-minded)64.855523.9195
👽 (not 🤡)64.741822.147
frank (not sugarcoated)64.783932.432
well behaved (not mischievous)64.638827.8190
deep (not epic)64.623122.920
😀 (not 😭)64.440124.374
funny (not humorless)64.259023.4199
water (not fire)64.230830.424
insider (not outsider)64.128824.6189
decisive (not hesitant)64.083427.0189
enlightened (not lost)64.036524.915
beta (not alpha)63.934325.0158
🐿 (not 🦇)63.855323.949
flirtatious (not prudish)63.856523.419
warm (not cold)63.558323.3214
objective (not subjective)63.524726.1335
sober (not indulgent)63.437925.2163
demure (not vain)63.438920.8172
bright (not depressed)63.446419.7174
statist (not anarchist)63.346525.868
warm (not quarrelsome)63.241721.6183
picky (not always down)63.253824.924
classical (not avant-garde)63.154325.3345
sage (not whippersnapper)63.133525.315
dog person (not cat person)63.048833.216
modern (not historical)62.958525.6179
🧗 (not 🛌)62.970328.795
vegan (not cannibal)62.950022.214
giggling (not chortling)62.924125.417
flourishing (not traumatized)62.822523.114
normal (not weird)62.534425.6192
politically correct (not edgy)62.539126.8169
child free (not pronatalist)62.568426.7126
formal (not intimate)62.549026.5104
🤖 (not 👻)62.239525.959
presidential (not folksy)62.159327.222
love-focused (not money-focused)62.083922.522
tame (not wild)61.937323.5184
🤔 (not 🤫)61.952331.763
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.882826.9193
fortunate (not unlucky)61.641422.6194
emancipated (not enslaved)61.382723.3156
romantic (not dispassionate)61.384630.323
mighty (not puny)61.191120.0168
glad (not mad)61.141418.355
Italian (not Swedish)61.153927.921
existentialist (not nihilist)61.063225.4272
cynical (not gullible)60.977125.327
regular (not zany)60.834427.850
permanent (not transient)60.659225.2153
preppy (not punk rock)60.672725.330
calm (not anxious)60.539227.2194
🐮 (not 🐷)60.551325.476
reliable (not experimental)60.465034.228
pacifist (not ferocious)60.138123.3167
private (not gregarious)60.176526.4174
communal (not individualist)60.130527.3396
creative (not conventional)59.962830.3182
rich (not poor)59.977119.7163
western (not eastern)59.976132.691
accommodating (not stubborn)59.923226.428
liberal (not conservative)59.874825.641
🤠 (not 🤑)59.774925.152
vintage (not trendy)59.792132.422
humble (not arrogant)59.548125.5178
accepting (not judgemental)59.553326.2163
trusting (not suspicious)59.447828.7202
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.463922.483
profound (not ironic)59.444323.727
🎩 (not 🧢)59.266230.354
thinker (not doer)59.229330.930
🤺 (not 🏌)59.199030.954
monastic (not hedonist)59.033824.240
🥵 (not 🥶)59.057134.223
concise (not long-winded)59.048724.313
industrial (not domestic)58.955726.5328
practical (not imaginative)58.883729.0189
still (not twitchy)58.838525.624
OCD (not ADHD)58.783529.316
realist (not idealist)58.661228.7371
extraordinary (not mundane)58.594425.8185
princess (not queen)58.543729.324
frugal (not lavish)58.467023.0171
sheriff (not outlaw)58.362326.7186
cool (not dorky)58.371728.462
tight (not loose)58.390026.128
serious (not bold)58.249728.2192
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.888625.5165
soft (not hard)57.754823.1378
never cries (not often crying)57.675129.719
reserved (not chatty)57.563927.0198
meek (not bossy)57.534523.1190
armoured (not vulnerable)57.584426.5195
monochrome (not multicolored)57.559728.4303
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)57.478427.6209
arcane (not mainstream)57.270526.7127
summer (not winter)57.067131.820
trolling (not triggered)56.931021.215
night owl (not morning lark)56.884828.1166
apprentice (not master)56.841027.1240
concrete (not abstract)56.878830.268
chic (not cheesy)56.856929.821
guarded (not open)56.7107426.3156
purple (not orange)56.756827.3140
assertive (not passive)56.6106923.6177
gatherer (not hunter)56.659628.826
stoic (not expressive)56.551826.0169
patriotic (not unpatriotic)56.5105521.535
submissive (not dominant)56.443823.4168
🧐 (not 😎)56.460629.359
bold (not shy)56.3128324.5205
serious (not playful)56.287025.1183
chaste (not lustful)56.251325.3171
mild (not spicy)56.245025.5194
innocent (not jaded)56.238621.518
vanilla (not kinky)56.163927.0172
nonpolitical (not political)56.148027.6141
builder (not explorer)56.163229.6175
everyman (not chosen one)56.154829.625
proactive (not reactive)56.145728.917
playful (not shy)56.0104224.9193
resistant (not resigned)55.7119125.8188
realistic (not ambitious)55.643833.418
introvert (not extrovert)55.552324.2182
cheery (not sorrowful)55.452322.5191
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.373126.9175
soft (not hard)55.160324.0194
real (not philosophical)55.198727.5198
narcissistic (not low self esteem)55.187723.027
suspicious (not awkward)54.996126.1175
flexible (not rigid)54.853826.7183
stoic (not hypochondriac)54.884525.518
charming (not trusting)54.774129.1195
dry (not moist)54.766331.719
literal (not metaphorical)54.595329.1161
libertarian (not socialist)54.481828.0143
🐴 (not 🦄)54.480532.654
frenzied (not sleepy)54.4133424.827
grateful (not entitled)54.468525.620
touchy-feely (not distant)54.460823.519
sunny (not gloomy)54.360527.125
gracious (not feisty)54.235424.6171
scholarly (not crafty)54.255927.8199
aloof (not obsessed)54.128922.6181
lover (not fighter)54.069129.123
cocky (not timid)54.0111623.223
🎨 (not 🏀)53.991730.132
worldly (not innocent)53.8107928.2200
brave (not careful)53.896228.2190
bashful (not exhibitionist)53.741427.023
pensive (not serene)53.6128531.519
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.476525.6162
🎃 (not 💀)53.368927.621
air (not earth)53.338728.818
centrist (not radical)53.358529.014
leisurely (not hurried)53.255926.2176
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.161827.5188
chivalrous (not businesslike)53.169931.126
naive (not paranoid)53.146823.828
average (not deviant)52.951926.7204
independent (not codependent)52.996929.6170
🥴 (not 🥳)52.984929.742
Greek (not Roman)52.960228.718
secretive (not open-book)52.999628.421
dramatic (not comedic)52.8106828.926
happy (not sad)52.753821.0174
Pepsi (not Coke)52.755736.121
expressive (not monotone)52.796926.225
basic (not hipster)52.597426.4193
yes-man (not contrarian)52.550622.614
haunted (not blissful)52.4107925.829
tall (not short)52.389522.0180
optimistic (not pessimistic)52.273326.2189
joyful (not miserable)52.256721.551
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.273430.757
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.158531.1139
intense (not lighthearted)52.1108330.823
unchallenging (not demanding)52.029325.523
traditional (not unorthodox)51.964728.8359
vibrant (not geriatric)51.9113624.423
exuberant (not subdued)51.995027.625
strict (not lenient)51.887926.3186
unassuming (not pretentious)51.861226.857
repetitive (not varied)51.798526.0184
💃 (not 🧕)51.7104327.9100
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.687328.1187
unemotional (not emotional)51.642725.524
simple (not complicated)51.446027.4191
social (not reclusive)51.488125.9100
🐩 (not 🐒)51.483530.056
😜 (not 🤐)51.474928.961
🐀 (not 🐘)51.375027.480
🐐 (not 🦒)51.3111331.787
thrifty (not extravagant)51.377728.621
tense (not relaxed)51.2125127.8182
biased (not impartial)51.2124125.8186
factual (not poetic)51.194729.621
melee (not ranged)51.156332.612
empirical (not theoretical)51.098630.7158
freelance (not corporate)51.090930.524
opinionated (not neutral)51.0140928.426
backdoor (not official)50.290429.2180
metrosexual (not macho)50.898926.515
👟 (not 🥾)50.779534.066
genuine (not sarcastic)50.682127.7206
predictable (not quirky)50.676029.012
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.570625.3186
fast-talking (not slow-talking)50.5105925.527

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Charlie Young (0.873)
  2. Lucius Fox (0.873)
  3. Geordi La Forge (0.866)
  4. Lucius Fox (0.857)
  5. Samantha Carter (0.848)
  6. Janet Fraiser (0.84)
  7. Melinda Warner (0.84)
  8. Joan Watson (0.835)
  9. Beverly Crusher (0.833)
  10. Jemma Simmons (0.825)
  1. Arturo Roman (-0.635)
  2. The Deep (-0.634)
  3. Krusty the Clown (-0.625)
  4. Frank Gallagher (-0.616)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.608)
  6. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.608)
  7. Pierce Hawthorne (-0.604)
  8. Janice Soprano (-0.602)
  9. Nelson Muntz (-0.593)
  10. Prince John (-0.585)

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: ENFP (r = 0.73)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.66)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.59)
  4. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.53)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.52)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.51)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.48)
  8. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.36)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.33)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.32)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.3)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.27)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.26)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.26)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.23)
  16. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.2)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.11)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.03)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.07)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.12)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.28)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.3)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.47)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.61)


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