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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
loyal (not traitorous)87.631412.9169
competent (not incompetent)85.927513.7167
high IQ (not low IQ)85.834913.4178
reasonable (not deranged)84.57816.362
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.425614.318
diligent (not lazy)84.355215.1209
treasure (not trash)84.125512.866
pointed (not random)83.922012.023
attractive (not repulsive)83.231516.7202
beautiful (not ugly)82.848815.6384
heroic (not villainous)81.838914.8159
civilized (not barbaric)81.827916.5182
resourceful (not helpless)81.150417.9365
human (not animalistic)80.827317.6168
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.844616.3163
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.529720.524
neat (not messy)80.228119.5188
high-tech (not low-tech)80.116117.7195
kind (not cruel)80.042416.6154
healthy (not sickly)80.029919.5179
fresh (not stinky)79.931418.497
egalitarian (not racist)79.460814.358
persistent (not quitter)79.487924.460
legit (not scrub)79.330915.383
perceptive (not unobservant)78.859811.130
first-mate (not captain)78.721819.8204
devoted (not unfaithful)78.568020.828
giving (not receiving)78.424015.721
genius (not dunce)78.332416.8208
manicured (not scruffy)78.348719.9182
badass (not weakass)78.256520.423
workaholic (not slacker)78.163215.9357
young (not old)78.038015.7194
wholesome (not salacious)78.025019.458
factual (not exaggerating)78.015417.423
on-time (not tardy)77.447026.829
clean (not perverted)77.338820.623
🌟 (not 💩)77.350820.255
sensible (not ludicrous)77.222019.6195
pro (not noob)77.253822.258
coordinated (not clumsy)77.247421.4161
technophile (not luddite)76.913521.4165
active (not slothful)76.861220.1169
loveable (not punchable)76.828419.025
English (not German)76.739924.526
white knight (not bad boy)76.730016.526
empath (not psychopath)76.735120.821
indie (not pop)76.720819.526
respectful (not rude)76.235618.9208
smooth (not rough)76.012119.6202
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.014225.621
stylish (not slovenly)75.936720.4188
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.947822.271
eloquent (not unpolished)75.840023.0168
tactful (not indiscreet)75.821421.265
precise (not vague)75.833521.0187
tasteful (not lewd)75.627118.6174
disarming (not creepy)75.436117.8204
🧠 (not 💪)75.450723.885
driven (not unambitious)75.385419.7192
sane (not crazy)75.216820.061
gendered (not androgynous)75.077024.2165
motivated (not unmotivated)75.094723.930
high standards (not desperate)74.933820.232
refined (not rugged)74.832221.7172
good-humored (not angry)74.731718.1181
proper (not scandalous)74.725519.5194
rational (not whimsical)74.731921.6171
orderly (not chaotic)74.635021.6171
protagonist (not antagonist)74.651117.719
attentive (not interrupting)74.620321.327
logical (not emotional)74.517819.1181
methodical (not astonishing)74.524722.2200
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.441220.256
intellectual (not physical)74.249521.7183
alert (not oblivious)74.249722.654
nurturing (not poisonous)74.142518.3179
urban (not rural)74.142620.388
important (not irrelevant)74.074620.599
good-cook (not bad-cook)73.913024.123
skeptical (not spiritual)73.850219.6181
altruistic (not selfish)73.733918.4179
confidential (not gossiping)73.651321.7176
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)73.641315.524
stable (not moody)73.47920.4182
charming (not awkward)73.145221.8207
self-improving (not self-destructive)73.016919.232
soulful (not soulless)72.667019.3359
cautious (not impulsive)72.526321.7184
works hard (not plays hard)72.555821.9191
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.564423.5181
washed (not muddy)72.437421.419
😊 (not 🤣)72.332124.265
go-getter (not slugabed)72.277522.941
wise (not foolish)72.134619.7185
French (not Russian)72.120321.120
one-faced (not two-faced)72.152826.930
nerd (not jock)71.950421.4184
quiet (not loud)71.826421.6212
wooden (not plastic)71.741826.121
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.760022.1195
straight (not queer)71.673926.4196
equitable (not hypocritical)71.625321.8333
💝 (not 💔)71.627124.178
masculine (not feminine)71.558719.2202
street-smart (not sheltered)71.452823.2178
involved (not remote)71.252222.8186
neurotypical (not autistic)71.061522.3178
generous (not stingy)71.044117.525
down2earth (not head@clouds)70.934925.6157
valedictorian (not drop out)70.963227.870
forgiving (not vengeful)70.831921.2153
work-first (not family-first)70.840023.6186
interested (not bored)70.851519.316
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.659820.520
introspective (not not introspective)70.538226.591
😏 (not 😬)70.531725.544
reassuring (not fearmongering)70.437122.929
mathematical (not literary)70.317624.2176
bookish (not sporty)70.359923.8168
normie (not freak)70.321721.127
prideful (not envious)70.258214.330
overachiever (not underachiever)70.279128.629
cooperative (not competitive)70.020325.0194
cultured (not rustic)69.942126.121
fixable (not unfixable)69.831223.223
spelunker (not claustrophobic)69.730526.320
privileged (not oppressed)69.763822.514
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.756720.918
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.741920.7348
modest (not flamboyant)69.642324.2193
fast (not slow)69.662721.5193
angelic (not demonic)69.643417.9185
deliberate (not spontaneous)69.660624.7165
consistent (not variable)69.538120.925
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.355226.7192
analysis (not common sense)69.335326.626
specialist (not generalist)69.233325.6329
thin (not thick)69.238722.9165
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.233126.759
complimentary (not insulting)69.139122.3363
🥰 (not 🙃)69.129528.494
sexual (not asexual)69.063124.423
curious (not apathetic)68.855823.4189
rock (not rap)68.887621.723
direct (not roundabout)68.764524.4190
deep (not shallow)68.749622.788
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)68.735223.959
feminist (not sexist)68.668218.473
interesting (not tiresome)68.565323.7185
flower child (not goth)68.455024.324
democratic (not authoritarian)68.436224.4177
resolute (not wavering)68.458424.448
📈 (not 📉)68.441123.354
reasoned (not instinctual)68.223325.5209
compersive (not jealous)68.227821.7148
sweet (not bitter)68.040021.7186
prestigious (not disreputable)68.054921.7160
flirtatious (not prudish)68.046820.923
believable (not poorly-written)67.996724.721
hoarder (not unprepared)67.838118.3145
vegan (not cannibal)67.736921.618
moderate (not extreme)67.618921.1192
honorable (not cunning)67.649325.7187
scientific (not artistic)67.549224.6193
studious (not goof-off)67.575325.976
linear (not circular)67.517422.125
utilitarian (not decorative)67.153023.4295
gamer (not non-gamer)67.126226.726
no-nonsense (not dramatic)67.133425.4202
😇 (not 😈)67.045222.153
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.952126.527
pure (not debased)66.844522.7178
straightforward (not cryptic)66.662025.8177
opinionated (not jealous)66.676020.415
sage (not whippersnapper)66.425021.815
confident (not insecure)66.375024.8199
sturdy (not flimsy)66.371427.332
efficient (not overprepared)66.258023.724
realistic (not fantastical)66.251928.126
👽 (not 🤡)66.135922.247
cosmopolitan (not provincial)66.037626.4151
musical (not off-key)66.025725.519
mature (not juvenile)65.956724.0341
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.928829.075
minimalist (not pack rat)65.933426.853
obedient (not rebellious)65.832024.1185
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.721322.526
tailor (not blacksmith)65.461031.121
😀 (not 😭)65.337524.375
patient (not impatient)65.226724.6176
devout (not heathen)65.142825.3165
tautology (not oxymoron)65.17026.615
atheist (not theist)65.053726.0283
enlightened (not lost)65.034723.617
funny (not humorless)64.758622.8191
open-minded (not close-minded)64.755723.9193
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.657923.3166
sober (not indulgent)64.535124.9158
beta (not alpha)64.234425.1157
insider (not outsider)64.227624.7185
frank (not sugarcoated)64.287533.632
well behaved (not mischievous)64.139928.3188
🧗 (not 🛌)64.066628.593
decisive (not hesitant)63.883227.5187
warm (not quarrelsome)63.740421.8182
classical (not avant-garde)63.752325.1329
statist (not anarchist)63.644726.066
demure (not vain)63.539221.0168
transparent (not machiavellian)63.439731.721
warm (not cold)63.358523.5202
🐿 (not 🦇)63.358024.448
objective (not subjective)63.125426.3327
bright (not depressed)63.047120.2172
flourishing (not traumatized)62.821823.114
picky (not always down)62.655325.326
child free (not pronatalist)62.568726.6125
preppy (not punk rock)62.568124.629
politically correct (not edgy)62.439726.5168
fortunate (not unlucky)62.339122.2184
tame (not wild)62.237323.7179
water (not fire)62.234031.222
love-focused (not money-focused)62.284622.323
concise (not long-winded)62.238923.819
normal (not weird)62.135326.0189
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.182626.9191
modern (not historical)62.059826.3180
glad (not mad)61.939118.655
regular (not zany)61.931027.352
🤖 (not 👻)61.939825.858
🐮 (not 🐷)61.943225.573
cynical (not gullible)61.974524.827
liberal (not conservative)61.768524.940
formal (not intimate)61.750726.4103
romantic (not dispassionate)61.783128.229
reliable (not experimental)61.762335.028
🤔 (not 🤫)61.554332.061
creative (not conventional)61.358330.0175
mighty (not puny)61.191719.8160
OCD (not ADHD)61.178930.117
deep (not epic)61.131924.621
existentialist (not nihilist)61.063325.2262
emancipated (not enslaved)60.883523.3153
permanent (not transient)60.857125.3147
vintage (not trendy)60.889732.123
presidential (not folksy)60.464726.621
communal (not individualist)60.329127.3383
private (not gregarious)60.276326.2169
rich (not poor)60.275819.8162
accommodating (not stubborn)60.222825.629
calm (not anxious)60.138927.3186
pacifist (not ferocious)59.938823.7168
still (not twitchy)59.935424.526
never cries (not often crying)59.970329.718
accepting (not judgemental)59.852426.1159
chill (not offended)59.837426.019
thinker (not doer)59.827531.430
humble (not arrogant)59.748425.4178
western (not eastern)59.776932.790
profound (not ironic)59.743423.730
realist (not idealist)59.659028.6354
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.664222.385
🤠 (not 🤑)59.675625.351
trusting (not suspicious)59.547428.3193
cool (not dorky)59.469228.464
innocent (not jaded)59.432823.219
industrial (not domestic)59.154326.6315
extraordinary (not mundane)59.093425.5178
sheriff (not outlaw)59.061526.6181
practical (not imaginative)58.982728.7182
Italian (not Swedish)58.861029.624
🥵 (not 🥶)58.859634.023
tight (not loose)58.789125.629
giggling (not chortling)58.532728.221
frugal (not lavish)58.267622.9167
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.176127.5206
concrete (not abstract)58.174530.068
serious (not bold)57.851028.1182
soft (not hard)57.754423.1363
🤺 (not 🏌)57.7102731.056
🎩 (not 🧢)57.769730.351
armoured (not vulnerable)57.684226.7194
meek (not bossy)57.535223.1182
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.490025.5163
everyman (not chosen one)57.451829.826
dog person (not cat person)57.362537.818
reserved (not chatty)57.164927.0195
arcane (not mainstream)57.071027.1123
guarded (not open)56.9107726.5146
monochrome (not multicolored)56.961728.4296
Greek (not Roman)56.836828.321
cocky (not timid)56.8107222.023
bold (not shy)56.7127224.2208
stoic (not expressive)56.751025.5161
purple (not orange)56.756527.2137
night owl (not morning lark)56.785428.5161
monastic (not hedonist)56.739924.541
serious (not playful)56.685224.8174
chaste (not lustful)56.649025.1162
submissive (not dominant)56.543123.3158
resistant (not resigned)56.5116025.4181
assertive (not passive)56.5106423.6173
🎨 (not 🏀)56.587330.330
chic (not cheesy)56.557829.820
pensive (not serene)56.4117831.221
nonpolitical (not political)56.346827.8139
🐴 (not 🦄)56.375531.653
summer (not winter)56.368930.523
builder (not explorer)56.263329.6174
patriotic (not unpatriotic)56.2106721.033
gatherer (not hunter)56.260029.125
grateful (not entitled)56.264326.220
playful (not shy)56.1104124.7191
vanilla (not kinky)56.064727.1170
mild (not spicy)56.045325.6189
apprentice (not master)56.043127.3232
🧐 (not 😎)56.060529.356
soft (not hard)55.859523.8187
cheery (not sorrowful)55.752522.4189
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.771426.7169
🥴 (not 🥳)55.674529.943
unchallenging (not demanding)55.525225.227
suspicious (not awkward)55.295326.0172
lover (not fighter)55.265727.825
libertarian (not socialist)55.175528.1138
introvert (not extrovert)55.153223.9172
narcissistic (not low self esteem)55.187823.027
real (not philosophical)54.998827.2190
trolling (not triggered)54.936521.918
literal (not metaphorical)54.894728.7163
sunny (not gloomy)54.859326.726
charming (not trusting)54.675328.9193
gracious (not feisty)54.634424.6164
frenzied (not sleepy)54.6132124.428
flexible (not rigid)54.455026.7183
dramatic (not comedic)54.4103526.925
touchy-feely (not distant)54.460323.023
aloof (not obsessed)54.327822.6175
proactive (not reactive)54.352629.417
scholarly (not crafty)54.155427.9193
realistic (not ambitious)54.147434.917
vibrant (not geriatric)54.0106924.525
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.974925.5153
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.859227.2183
lighthearted (not intense)53.842630.129
subdued (not exuberant)53.852025.524
air (not earth)53.837929.218
ranged (not melee)53.784131.614
unemotional (not emotional)53.738125.626
worldly (not innocent)53.6108828.4198
brave (not careful)53.697028.1186
princess (not queen)53.652330.923
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.298625.629
average (not deviant)53.151226.8203
stoic (not hypochondriac)53.188925.919
joyful (not miserable)53.055821.852
centrist (not radical)53.060127.517
secretive (not open-book)52.999828.323
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.773130.355
naive (not paranoid)52.649323.230
tall (not short)52.588722.6173
happy (not sad)52.554621.1173
bashful (not exhibitionist)52.544826.920
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.455930.8131
independent (not codependent)52.498029.7167
Pepsi (not Coke)52.457936.021
basic (not hipster)52.398526.6190
leisurely (not hurried)52.358026.3170
😜 (not 🤐)52.372828.958
macho (not metrosexual)52.356226.314
💃 (not 🧕)52.0102628.099
repetitive (not varied)51.998725.9178
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.874326.3180
traditional (not unorthodox)51.865928.9348
unassuming (not pretentious)51.861326.954
🐐 (not 🦒)51.8109831.686
simple (not complicated)51.743727.2185
thrifty (not extravagant)51.778027.619
tense (not relaxed)51.5124027.7179
👟 (not 🥾)51.578633.667
💀 (not 🎃)51.583128.521
freelance (not corporate)51.489430.328
neutral (not opinionated)51.417228.425
strict (not lenient)51.389326.4181
official (not backdoor)51.369129.3179
blissful (not haunted)51.346725.626
empirical (not theoretical)51.295931.2154
biased (not impartial)51.2124526.0172
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.275331.525
factual (not poetic)51.194529.621
sensitive (not thick-skinned)51.069225.3182
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.089328.1187
🐀 (not 🐘)51.074527.580
genuine (not sarcastic)50.981527.9201
contrarian (not yes-man)50.1103922.916
expressive (not monotone)50.8101126.322
dry (not moist)50.383030.220
🐒 (not 🐩)50.474729.457
predictable (not quirky)50.675429.012
reclusive (not social)50.568425.9100

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. Lucius Fox (0.876)
  2. Charlie Young (0.875)
  3. Lucius Fox (0.868)
  4. Geordi La Forge (0.868)
  5. Samantha Carter (0.851)
  6. Joan Watson (0.848)
  7. Janet Fraiser (0.845)
  8. Melinda Warner (0.844)
  9. Beverly Crusher (0.833)
  10. Jemma Simmons (0.832)
  1. Arturo Roman (-0.651)
  2. The Deep (-0.633)
  3. Krusty the Clown (-0.628)
  4. Frank Gallagher (-0.614)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.614)
  6. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.613)
  7. Pierce Hawthorne (-0.611)
  8. Janice Soprano (-0.603)
  9. Nelson Muntz (-0.598)
  10. Prince John (-0.586)

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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