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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)87.91289.89
loyal (not traitorous)86.828313.9177
high IQ (not low IQ)85.828913.4177
competent (not incompetent)85.624213.9159
reasonable (not deranged)85.06015.457
diligent (not lazy)84.844614.4204
treasure (not trash)83.722612.761
attractive (not repulsive)83.125616.7209
beautiful (not ugly)82.441115.8400
heroic (not villainous)81.732014.8158
civilized (not barbaric)81.524616.5182
egalitarian (not racist)81.442313.854
resourceful (not helpless)81.142118.1374
persistent (not quitter)81.068222.355
human (not animalistic)80.623118.4174
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.638817.0167
neat (not messy)80.423419.0188
healthy (not sickly)80.026518.8180
fresh (not stinky)79.825518.389
high-tech (not low-tech)79.714418.5198
legit (not scrub)79.326415.377
kind (not cruel)79.337216.8155
first-mate (not captain)79.018119.1206
manicured (not scruffy)78.541020.3187
French (not Russian)78.57214.214
perceptive (not unobservant)78.351410.724
young (not old)77.932515.8199
workaholic (not slacker)77.951316.0361
coordinated (not clumsy)77.440021.3161
🧠 (not 💪)77.235422.377
active (not slothful)77.151719.2169
genius (not dunce)77.129917.2202
sensible (not ludicrous)77.119419.8200
wholesome (not salacious)76.923420.648
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.638921.571
technophile (not luddite)76.511521.8162
🌟 (not 💩)76.444120.250
tactful (not indiscreet)76.417121.361
alert (not oblivious)76.434720.850
precise (not vague)76.227620.7183
pro (not noob)76.247923.253
sane (not crazy)75.811919.355
respectful (not rude)75.728819.5204
stylish (not slovenly)75.731820.5186
eloquent (not unpolished)75.735322.8169
smooth (not rough)75.611719.6205
tasteful (not lewd)75.624118.1180
gendered (not androgynous)75.565424.5163
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.130919.451
English (not German)75.138325.618
disarming (not creepy)75.032217.7202
orderly (not chaotic)74.928221.5172
rational (not whimsical)74.927121.1170
good-humored (not angry)74.825817.6180
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.739016.415
methodical (not astonishing)74.522022.8197
go-getter (not slugabed)74.456021.239
intellectual (not physical)74.339821.7183
driven (not unambitious)74.378320.6194
urban (not rural)74.334820.587
skeptical (not spiritual)74.241119.5183
refined (not rugged)74.229322.1169
proper (not scandalous)74.121919.9199
important (not irrelevant)74.062020.295
confidential (not gossiping)73.842421.1164
nurturing (not poisonous)73.736518.9175
self-improving (not self-destructive)73.614118.925
logical (not emotional)73.516719.4183
spelunker (not claustrophobic)73.316820.716
altruistic (not selfish)73.128419.0180
stable (not moody)72.97420.8181
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.954122.8185
charming (not awkward)72.639121.4203
loveable (not punchable)72.633619.219
cautious (not impulsive)72.620721.7188
soulful (not soulless)72.656619.2363
😊 (not 🤣)72.526324.860
💝 (not 💔)72.220324.174
nerd (not jock)72.241921.4181
works hard (not plays hard)71.948822.3183
quiet (not loud)71.921821.4212
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.948622.0198
straight (not queer)71.765926.2204
fixable (not unfixable)71.721323.318
valedictorian (not drop out)71.553228.161
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)71.47319.718
wise (not foolish)71.430420.1183
masculine (not feminine)71.349119.4200
equitable (not hypocritical)71.322321.9347
involved (not remote)71.342022.9185
privileged (not oppressed)71.151322.312
street-smart (not sheltered)70.945023.1179
linear (not circular)70.910119.215
introspective (not not introspective)70.831226.686
cooperative (not competitive)70.817924.6192
neurotypical (not autistic)70.654222.8176
forgiving (not vengeful)70.527921.2154
consistent (not variable)70.529619.218
work-first (not family-first)70.235924.0178
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.133720.4357
modest (not flamboyant)70.035524.1181
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.645326.6188
thin (not thick)69.631821.8168
deliberate (not spontaneous)69.551924.7169
direct (not roundabout)69.553023.8188
bookish (not sporty)69.550024.3170
specialist (not generalist)69.528725.7326
fast (not slow)69.351821.6189
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.332026.8161
angelic (not demonic)69.239418.0179
complimentary (not insulting)69.233622.3375
feminist (not sexist)69.255818.465
musical (not off-key)69.117824.416
mathematical (not literary)69.016324.2174
deep (not shallow)69.038821.980
resolute (not wavering)68.947224.549
🥰 (not 🙃)68.924828.090
interesting (not tiresome)68.752623.5188
giggling (not chortling)68.612923.114
reasoned (not instinctual)68.518225.6211
democratic (not authoritarian)68.331224.4168
curious (not apathetic)68.149023.5188
compersive (not jealous)67.924221.6147
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.829427.653
😏 (not 😬)67.831926.636
prestigious (not disreputable)67.746722.3160
moderate (not extreme)67.515721.3189
utilitarian (not decorative)67.544523.1300
😇 (not 😈)67.537420.144
scientific (not artistic)67.440524.6186
hoarder (not unprepared)67.332218.9145
📈 (not 📉)67.339524.551
confident (not insecure)67.161425.0202
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)67.151722.214
honorable (not cunning)67.041826.1185
sweet (not bitter)66.935521.7184
no-nonsense (not dramatic)66.728225.6205
😀 (not 😭)66.528123.166
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.523129.273
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.436224.852
pure (not debased)66.339222.3174
straightforward (not cryptic)66.253026.3184
studious (not goof-off)66.265327.465
minimalist (not pack rat)66.228527.149
efficient (not overprepared)66.049423.521
obedient (not rebellious)65.924024.0187
patient (not impatient)65.922224.2177
mature (not juvenile)65.548124.2339
devout (not heathen)65.336725.4167
cosmopolitan (not provincial)65.232427.0154
atheist (not theist)65.243626.0286
beta (not alpha)65.127324.1146
open-minded (not close-minded)64.847023.7189
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.748223.5159
decisive (not hesitant)64.569526.8184
chill (not offended)64.523221.415
well behaved (not mischievous)64.431828.0180
warm (not cold)64.447822.8207
🐿 (not 🦇)64.344723.647
presidential (not folksy)64.244325.817
believable (not poorly-written)64.194127.715
funny (not humorless)64.049523.3196
insider (not outsider)64.024224.5183
demure (not vain)63.732820.9168
sober (not indulgent)63.531825.2157
objective (not subjective)63.521026.1333
👽 (not 🤡)63.438521.943
child free (not pronatalist)63.356226.4122
statist (not anarchist)63.338326.266
tailor (not blacksmith)63.357828.314
classical (not avant-garde)63.244125.4341
bright (not depressed)63.140119.8169
regular (not zany)63.121927.045
modern (not historical)62.948825.6172
🤖 (not 👻)62.933327.051
🤔 (not 🤫)62.941831.959
tight (not loose)62.866624.421
warm (not quarrelsome)62.736121.7178
flourishing (not traumatized)62.619924.013
normal (not weird)62.428825.3184
vegan (not cannibal)62.442423.212
🧗 (not 🛌)62.259128.992
enlightened (not lost)62.233024.814
politically correct (not edgy)62.131526.5160
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.871726.8191
fortunate (not unlucky)61.634522.7190
glad (not mad)61.633318.550
formal (not intimate)61.642926.593
Italian (not Swedish)61.543627.118
reliable (not experimental)61.452035.325
preppy (not punk rock)61.459424.426
tame (not wild)61.332823.3171
emancipated (not enslaved)61.168423.6150
romantic (not dispassionate)61.070931.519
mighty (not puny)60.976020.0167
existentialist (not nihilist)60.952825.3267
gatherer (not hunter)60.844128.317
permanent (not transient)60.548325.2149
sturdy (not flimsy)60.374927.522
🐮 (not 🐷)60.245626.171
🎩 (not 🧢)60.255430.650
private (not gregarious)60.162226.4169
calm (not anxious)60.034627.1187
communal (not individualist)60.026427.3394
trusting (not suspicious)59.838628.7199
pacifist (not ferocious)59.833423.4164
western (not eastern)59.661533.186
creative (not conventional)59.454230.3178
rich (not poor)59.463619.7156
liberal (not conservative)59.463525.840
monastic (not hedonist)59.425223.936
humble (not arrogant)59.339625.4172
accepting (not judgemental)59.245126.3159
penny-pincher (not overspender)58.956322.875
🤠 (not 🤑)58.863725.549
practical (not imaginative)58.768829.2180
industrial (not domestic)58.748426.6318
Greek (not Roman)58.725425.314
sunny (not gloomy)58.643226.022
frugal (not lavish)58.456323.0169
extraordinary (not mundane)58.478725.8184
serious (not bold)58.240528.2187
realist (not idealist)58.251128.7361
sheriff (not outlaw)58.151726.7183
cool (not dorky)57.961128.556
arcane (not mainstream)57.856726.4125
🤺 (not 🏌)57.887231.350
reserved (not chatty)57.751626.9197
soft (not hard)57.745523.2373
meek (not bossy)57.528823.2189
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.574525.5163
monochrome (not multicolored)57.549728.4303
armoured (not vulnerable)57.471226.3191
trolling (not triggered)57.427822.413
🧐 (not 😎)57.346429.553
guarded (not open)57.088426.4154
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)57.066327.6206
mild (not spicy)56.836125.2189
dry (not moist)56.849231.218
builder (not explorer)56.751129.8167
concrete (not abstract)56.764930.460
vanilla (not kinky)56.552226.7168
assertive (not passive)56.589823.7172
stoic (not expressive)56.443826.1166
submissive (not dominant)56.435723.5165
chaste (not lustful)56.442225.2168
purple (not orange)56.447927.5137
apprentice (not master)56.334927.2232
bold (not shy)56.2107524.7199
suspicious (not awkward)56.078325.8167
night owl (not morning lark)56.071928.0160
serious (not playful)55.972324.8178
nonpolitical (not political)55.939927.7138
resistant (not resigned)55.998225.7181
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.990621.531
playful (not shy)55.886524.7187
cheery (not sorrowful)55.543322.5189
introvert (not extrovert)55.542124.2182
exuberant (not subdued)55.470125.522
flexible (not rigid)55.344426.6178
real (not philosophical)55.381927.6194
libertarian (not socialist)55.065327.9138
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.061026.8173
soft (not hard)55.050124.2191
charming (not trusting)54.465129.2191
narcissistic (not low self esteem)54.375622.924
🐴 (not 🦄)53.967332.651
worldly (not innocent)53.888928.0186
aloof (not obsessed)53.825522.6173
literal (not metaphorical)53.880929.4156
scholarly (not crafty)53.846127.8196
secretive (not open-book)53.880129.918
gracious (not feisty)53.730724.2158
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.663325.6156
🥴 (not 🥳)53.668529.237
freelance (not corporate)53.669529.921
leisurely (not hurried)53.547526.5172
brave (not careful)53.381028.0184
ranged (not melee)53.270533.710
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.051327.4184
happy (not sad)52.844221.2171
strict (not lenient)52.472826.4176
basic (not hipster)52.482726.4190
unassuming (not pretentious)52.349425.754
poetic (not factual)52.348230.019
empirical (not theoretical)52.278330.5153
tall (not short)52.274021.8174
average (not deviant)52.245426.1185
unambiguous (not mysterious)52.271128.0182
vibrant (not geriatric)52.292226.219
sage (not whippersnapper)52.258125.99
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.150131.1139
frenzied (not sleepy)52.0112726.122
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.962126.3186
joyful (not miserable)51.947221.349
independent (not codependent)51.782229.2165
traditional (not unorthodox)51.755328.8354
social (not reclusive)51.772125.994
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)51.761631.054
🐐 (not 🦒)51.792231.683
slow-talking (not fast-talking)51.742225.819
simple (not complicated)51.638027.2186
🐀 (not 🐘)51.660727.777
💃 (not 🧕)51.485227.899
🥾 (not 👟)51.463534.064
macho (not metrosexual)51.448127.114
repetitive (not varied)51.383225.7179
😜 (not 🤐)51.362829.056
tense (not relaxed)51.2103527.8177
biased (not impartial)51.1103925.7181
intense (not lighthearted)51.190831.820
backdoor (not official)50.273229.2180
genuine (not sarcastic)50.469427.2194
🐒 (not 🐩)50.660931.247
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.557925.3184

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 (0.882)
  2. Charlie Young (0.879)
  3. Geordi La Forge (0.872)
  4. Melinda Warner (0.851)
  5. Janet Fraiser (0.844)
  1. Frank Gallagher (-0.641)
  2. Arturo Roman (-0.633)
  3. Pierce Hawthorne (-0.627)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.624)
  5. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.622)

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. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.38)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.32)
  3. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.3)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.29)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.26)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.2)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.19)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.17)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.14)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.1)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.08)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.07)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.03)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.12)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.13)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.34)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.35)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.35)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.35)


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