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Ariadne Personality Statistics

Ariadne 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
high IQ (not low IQ)89.118614.7191
valedictorian (not drop out)88.612717.244
perceptive (not unobservant)88.316722.620
persistent (not quitter)87.138213.264
curious (not apathetic)87.04414.0185
open to new experinces (not uncreative)86.610613.6192
studious (not goof-off)86.614813.745
bookish (not sporty)86.217613.4235
freelance (not corporate)86.210514.39
🧠 (not 💪)86.012815.462
young (not old)85.012616.4196
intellectual (not physical)84.317617.0177
diligent (not lazy)84.346814.4193
nerd (not jock)84.217715.4188
beautiful (not ugly)84.234116.4422
human (not animalistic)84.014714.8180
kind (not cruel)83.327814.1177
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.824420.419
egalitarian (not racist)82.735214.754
competent (not incompetent)82.434818.6210
driven (not unambitious)82.250217.1221
civilized (not barbaric)82.023515.9180
vegan (not cannibal)82.04918.831
feminist (not sexist)81.625416.775
attractive (not repulsive)81.331816.2210
English (not German)81.316111.714
🤔 (not 🤫)80.93019.349
loyal (not traitorous)80.846916.8198
short (not tall)80.68915.9191
genius (not dunce)80.523417.9200
go-getter (not slugabed)80.534419.737
🌟 (not 💩)80.430419.058
resourceful (not helpless)80.443620.0372
believable (not poorly-written)80.422022.918
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)80.313614.850
creative (not conventional)80.015823.0178
heroic (not villainous)80.036516.0179
healthy (not sickly)80.026118.3162
reasonable (not deranged)80.015518.850
treasure (not trash)79.837920.669
important (not irrelevant)79.345320.7108
urban (not rural)79.219721.382
soulful (not soulless)78.539217.5348
introspective (not not introspective)78.511917.297
workaholic (not slacker)78.449116.1360
fresh (not stinky)78.030618.987
open-minded (not close-minded)77.613619.8190
active (not slothful)77.549417.6190
disarming (not creepy)77.222914.4197
tasteful (not lewd)76.920017.5171
self-disciplined (not disorganized)76.851020.4200
angelic (not demonic)76.123416.7171
precise (not vague)76.127620.1179
liberal (not conservative)75.921523.851
sensible (not ludicrous)75.723920.5188
confidential (not gossiping)75.637721.4207
nurturing (not poisonous)75.332416.0191
involved (not remote)75.228020.1180
democratic (not authoritarian)75.113720.4182
forgiving (not vengeful)74.920616.4173
altruistic (not selfish)74.824717.6187
legit (not scrub)74.642723.476
interesting (not tiresome)74.635221.2198
works hard (not plays hard)74.540522.8215
technophile (not luddite)74.513123.6190
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.543721.263
sane (not crazy)74.414622.762
high-tech (not low-tech)74.419722.3188
😊 (not 🤣)74.122421.655
loveable (not punchable)73.930124.216
modest (not flamboyant)73.626221.8204
specialist (not generalist)73.618622.7352
pure (not debased)73.524319.6179
first-mate (not captain)73.527723.5169
imaginative (not practical)73.315928.3187
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.135422.6173
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.920923.842
deep (not shallow)72.630723.273
😇 (not 😈)72.028621.651
tactful (not indiscreet)71.729624.136
metrosexual (not macho)71.627422.319
triggered (not trolling)71.623716.013
vibrant (not geriatric)71.542723.013
fast (not slow)71.445423.8172
alert (not oblivious)71.446723.962
🧐 (not 😎)71.320127.357
compersive (not jealous)70.918319.7144
neat (not messy)70.846223.0199
extraordinary (not mundane)70.847724.9191
emancipated (not enslaved)70.739619.9174
prestigious (not disreputable)70.540122.1189
🤺 (not 🏌)70.550525.851
proper (not scandalous)70.129221.7176
demure (not vain)69.720021.1188
quiet (not loud)69.726120.3194
tense (not relaxed)69.662919.3199
warm (not cold)69.638022.2193
📈 (not 📉)69.529527.456
apprentice (not master)69.418126.4177
French (not Russian)69.425827.017
direct (not roundabout)69.352424.1179
complimentary (not insulting)69.332821.3358
low self esteem (not narcissistic)69.315823.915
equitable (not hypocritical)69.227822.5374
abstract (not concrete)69.218027.855
flexible (not rigid)69.116324.2169
independent (not codependent)68.948526.3197
🤐 (not 😜)68.727822.255
feminine (not masculine)68.534819.7196
unorthodox (not traditional)68.539225.1379
self-improving (not self-destructive)68.422125.519
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.436524.2379
🤠 (not 🤑)68.338322.744
musical (not off-key)68.319323.622
circular (not linear)68.314322.815
👽 (not 🤡)68.226019.250
respectful (not rude)68.142721.7190
humble (not arrogant)68.127422.9180
straightforward (not cryptic)68.046126.5179
skeptical (not spiritual)67.560424.0160
neurotypical (not autistic)67.466224.1168
wise (not foolish)67.439622.6193
efficient (not overprepared)67.443227.010
trusting (not charming)67.216025.6182
multicolored (not monochrome)67.226625.9336
fixable (not unfixable)67.135824.914
🐿 (not 🦇)67.036826.240
thin (not thick)66.839624.2186
genuine (not sarcastic)66.736426.7182
atheist (not theist)66.441126.9346
orange (not purple)66.420124.8161
mathematical (not literary)66.220028.1182
bright (not depressed)66.234423.3172
builder (not explorer)66.228429.8191
romantic (not dispassionate)66.259423.017
coordinated (not clumsy)66.163826.0196
🧗 (not 🛌)66.150229.697
tailor (not blacksmith)66.151629.914
sweet (not bitter)66.136721.0181
introvert (not extrovert)66.022523.8205
orderly (not chaotic)65.944426.0199
serious (not playful)65.855422.7181
rational (not whimsical)65.748726.7197
existentialist (not nihilist)65.733023.9318
cooperative (not competitive)65.623327.2186
child free (not pronatalist)65.350724.4143
minimalist (not pack rat)65.231123.862
open-book (not secretive)64.921124.314
work-first (not family-first)64.645226.2148
good-humored (not angry)64.444822.9185
chortling (not giggling)64.452123.910
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.340522.474
vanilla (not kinky)64.236626.3145
resistant (not resigned)64.268425.0198
charismatic (not uninspiring)64.277325.4199
fortunate (not unlucky)64.128122.2173
frugal (not lavish)64.043322.8169
eloquent (not unpolished)64.059523.6180
💝 (not 💔)64.036125.579
Greek (not Roman)64.09525.39
hipster (not basic)63.918924.3184
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.842428.755
Italian (not Swedish)63.638827.026
smooth (not rough)63.536424.5176
arcane (not mainstream)63.542625.6166
ranged (not melee)63.529320.920
industrial (not domestic)63.435625.8325
refined (not rugged)63.354023.9173
varied (not repetitive)63.213625.4188
assertive (not passive)63.175425.2194
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.055220.921
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)63.059425.227
pacifist (not ferocious)62.828025.6195
hurried (not leisurely)62.742823.2190
reclusive (not social)62.734724.594
wholesome (not salacious)62.751328.655
chaste (not lustful)62.629422.2169
sturdy (not flimsy)62.669226.119
moderate (not extreme)62.423922.9173
western (not eastern)62.351629.578
privileged (not oppressed)62.368528.010
avant-garde (not classical)62.129826.6391
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.131629.598
warm (not quarrelsome)62.036723.1189
🥴 (not 🥳)61.941826.542
gendered (not androgynous)61.5103628.0178
enlightened (not lost)61.534827.520
modern (not historical)61.450325.7178
honorable (not cunning)61.354329.1200
accepting (not judgemental)61.340427.4175
complicated (not simple)61.267926.1189
glad (not mad)61.234520.857
methodical (not astonishing)61.156629.0182
innocent (not worldly)61.023825.8212
obsessed (not aloof)61.060624.0163
sunny (not gloomy)60.839927.618
manicured (not scruffy)60.771226.7177
dorky (not cool)60.740225.560
frenzied (not sleepy)60.790119.225
sober (not indulgent)60.538227.8195
highbrow (not lowbrow)60.559923.9149
logical (not emotional)60.438326.4212
conspiracist (not sheeple)60.466426.8208
brave (not careful)60.364725.9175
deviant (not average)60.260626.2181
resolute (not wavering)60.273924.356
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.278229.012
mature (not juvenile)60.057325.9395
expressive (not stoic)59.957927.6185
stable (not moody)59.924725.8188
no-nonsense (not dramatic)59.941426.8201
mighty (not puny)59.876323.2166
private (not gregarious)59.862824.3176
gatherer (not hunter)59.546331.921
experimental (not reliable)59.242332.317
outsider (not insider)59.149726.1179
soft (not hard)58.943225.7188
rebellious (not obedient)58.766726.8180
🥰 (not 🙃)58.748831.496
devout (not heathen)58.653524.4155
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.570228.2193
anxious (not calm)58.562424.8193
soft (not hard)58.544024.0371
reasoned (not instinctual)57.938728.7186
shy (not playful)57.921324.1192
🤖 (not 👻)57.942825.255
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.657226.9192
lighthearted (not intense)57.629326.314
well behaved (not mischievous)57.443629.0174
idealist (not realist)57.447329.3371
stylish (not slovenly)57.371826.6160
preppy (not punk rock)57.366427.729
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.218629.6143
theoretical (not empirical)57.122228.6193
backdoor (not official)57.157527.0165
meek (not bossy)57.029324.5170
factual (not poetic)57.060331.920
bold (not shy)56.9104327.2189
reserved (not chatty)56.852926.4202
artistic (not scientific)56.751429.9156
impartial (not biased)56.612525.3175
flourishing (not traumatized)56.630127.016
moist (not dry)56.647628.116
mild (not spicy)56.436226.6163
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.456027.7157
night owl (not morning lark)56.070728.6173
unassuming (not pretentious)56.039428.865
cosmopolitan (not provincial)55.956128.1166
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.871727.116
optimistic (not pessimistic)55.753727.3203
joyful (not miserable)55.740520.652
cautious (not impulsive)55.656128.6207
objective (not subjective)55.641929.1350
whippersnapper (not sage)55.652325.613
sorrowful (not cheery)55.469524.2185
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.369929.7172
down2earth (not head@clouds)55.363628.1200
consistent (not variable)55.270429.122
tame (not wild)55.044525.4188
🐮 (not 🐷)55.066826.472
street-smart (not sheltered)54.977227.6180
beta (not alpha)54.841828.0167
🐒 (not 🐩)54.851030.345
🧢 (not 🎩)54.852728.043
🧕 (not 💃)54.735126.290
guarded (not open)54.692627.7194
formal (not intimate)54.557026.475
🐀 (not 🐘)54.552030.174
chill (not offended)54.542326.620
bold (not serious)54.465228.7177
statist (not anarchist)54.360729.779
suspicious (not awkward)54.281125.6173
transient (not permanent)54.243025.2177
loose (not tight)54.236029.212
weird (not normal)54.173824.0165
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.929028.8216
🦄 (not 🐴)53.948930.944
😬 (not 😏)53.946226.764
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)53.857926.8154
sad (not happy)53.874421.4182
utilitarian (not decorative)53.680328.7358
awkward (not charming)53.541724.6216
🥾 (not 👟)53.557133.360
hoarder (not unprepared)53.476921.9173
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.250527.5171
sensitive (not thick-skinned)53.252527.1163
pro (not noob)53.194128.564
feisty (not gracious)52.990627.2198
submissive (not dominant)52.840524.9198
subdued (not exuberant)52.845628.617
scholarly (not crafty)52.648828.9177
🦒 (not 🐐)52.629830.358
politically correct (not edgy)52.549525.8194
philosophical (not real)52.133729.0212
lenient (not strict)52.054725.7154
queer (not straight)52.023330.6192
regular (not zany)52.050026.662
monastic (not hedonist)51.948422.335
humorless (not funny)51.849525.4182
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.699824.652
decisive (not hesitant)51.593228.0187
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)51.560925.017
political (not nonpolitical)51.474928.2148
metaphorical (not literal)51.339027.0189
outlaw (not sheriff)51.265326.2179
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)51.167932.346
suspicious (not trusting)51.076027.8183
libertarian (not socialist)51.084429.4142
poor (not rich)51.051821.7169
armoured (not vulnerable)50.184526.0181
impatient (not patient)50.184927.3194
communal (not individualist)50.149729.7381
presidential (not folksy)50.871328.021
insecure (not confident)50.436626.9229
😀 (not 😭)50.465523.152

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Rachel Chu (0.814)
  2. Felicity Smoak (0.813)
  3. Jemma Simmons (0.801)
  4. Alexis Castle (0.798)
  5. Daniel Jackson (0.797)
  1. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.607)
  2. Pierce Hawthorne (-0.58)
  3. Arturo Roman (-0.55)
  4. Joey Donner (-0.546)
  5. Prince John (-0.531)

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 1 (r = 0.77)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.66)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.65)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.64)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.63)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.57)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.55)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.54)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.51)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.48)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.45)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.43)
  13. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.42)
  14. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.39)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.34)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.33)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.16)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.1)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.1)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.0)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.0)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.02)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.06)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.09)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.1)


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