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Mal Cobb Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Mal 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 2,000 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
haunted (not blissful)90.23714.441
complicated (not simple)89.74513.1199
dramatic (not comedic)89.53412.031
moody (not stable)88.97614.2187
self-destructive (not self-improving)88.93117.431
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)87.7819.229
sad (not happy)86.84514.6197
mad (not glad)86.57215.954
extreme (not moderate)86.019119.1195
crazy (not sane)85.97818.754
depressed (not bright)85.82617.1202
stubborn (not accommodating)85.826322.930
opinionated (not neutral)85.735615.638
demanding (not unchallenging)84.532018.436
offended (not chill)84.311115.226
queen (not princess)84.319315.219
rebellious (not obedient)84.131517.0194
😭 (not 😀)84.02115.972
unfixable (not fixable)83.95919.426
wild (not tame)83.626619.2225
bold (not shy)83.662218.0212
sorrowful (not cheery)83.69117.5189
beautiful (not ugly)83.360920.3393
paranoid (not naive)83.35422.424
emotional (not logical)82.715221.4197
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.711019.9190
deranged (not reasonable)82.710324.758
suspicious (not awkward)82.615117.2181
impulsive (not cautious)82.521422.1210
exaggerating (not factual)82.516915.637
mischievous (not well behaved)82.333820.5230
💀 (not 🎃)82.310321.344
suspicious (not trusting)82.223121.1189
🤺 (not 🏌)82.128218.159
miserable (not joyful)82.115316.860
obsessed (not aloof)82.014323.6190
emotional (not unemotional)81.931819.922
ambitious (not realistic)81.918718.831
head@clouds (not down2earth)81.713924.6165
manicured (not scruffy)81.743420.9208
fantastical (not realistic)81.712620.535
secretive (not open-book)81.729220.444
competitive (not cooperative)81.638921.6179
🎩 (not 🧢)81.425722.353
feminine (not masculine)81.329917.7208
stylish (not slovenly)81.327519.3195
driven (not unambitious)81.371520.2188
lost (not enlightened)81.27123.123
experimental (not reliable)81.112820.741
spicy (not mild)81.028417.9201
dramatic (not no-nonsense)80.920422.3191
🎨 (not 🏀)80.737419.031
angry (not good-humored)80.510818.0152
vengeful (not forgiving)80.430220.0204
dominant (not submissive)80.350220.4209
traumatized (not flourishing)80.322722.329
outlaw (not sheriff)80.028419.1198
biased (not impartial)79.919222.3201
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)79.716022.9150
ferocious (not pacifist)79.734421.6206
high IQ (not low IQ)79.769019.4213
important (not irrelevant)79.468520.6117
💔 (not 💝)79.312125.3106
philosophical (not real)79.22620.6187
tense (not relaxed)79.149920.4194
sexual (not asexual)79.143116.731
machiavellian (not transparent)79.116417.626
deviant (not average)78.927217.6191
quarrelsome (not warm)78.929720.6156
fearmongering (not reassuring)78.817019.325
chaotic (not orderly)78.728823.8180
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.723421.3162
instinctual (not reasoned)78.621123.4183
flirtatious (not prudish)78.230112.132
persistent (not quitter)78.2116327.673
narcissistic (not low self esteem)78.132622.029
individualist (not communal)78.030023.6329
antagonist (not protagonist)78.012817.422
gendered (not androgynous)77.974524.6189
assertive (not passive)77.954024.7211
🥴 (not 🥳)77.911220.160
bossy (not meek)77.758119.8178
idealist (not realist)77.715826.0344
studious (not goof-off)77.658118.861
entitled (not grateful)77.632018.628
cunning (not honorable)77.423522.6217
extravagant (not thrifty)77.428426.533
fire (not water)77.340827.731
impatient (not patient)77.240424.0224
selfish (not altruistic)77.030122.8222
metaphorical (not literal)77.04626.4157
poisonous (not nurturing)76.926123.7202
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)76.97526.829
jealous (not compersive)76.822724.0179
edgy (not politically correct)76.731319.1179
chosen one (not everyman)76.519023.829
arcane (not mainstream)76.418922.2164
love-focused (not money-focused)76.462425.130
poetic (not factual)76.310423.422
anarchist (not statist)76.120121.7104
frenzied (not sleepy)76.146326.929
diligent (not lazy)76.0112822.4203
sickly (not healthy)76.08323.4198
🦇 (not 🐿)76.018825.270
cultured (not rustic)76.027918.732
radical (not centrist)76.016525.325
authoritarian (not democratic)75.926122.8168
purple (not orange)75.913223.1168
bitter (not sweet)75.930018.8170
alpha (not beta)75.956923.7195
whimsical (not rational)75.821525.6189
rich (not poor)75.651620.4186
interrupting (not attentive)75.625023.234
cold (not warm)75.627119.9188
gloomy (not sunny)75.633918.723
arrogant (not humble)75.445418.4183
judgemental (not accepting)75.435424.1187
intense (not lighthearted)75.457228.226
attractive (not repulsive)74.979827.0191
😈 (not 😇)74.933823.878
charming (not trusting)74.825820.8153
abstract (not concrete)74.814328.466
weird (not normal)74.741622.5197
hunter (not gatherer)74.641823.124
pessimistic (not optimistic)74.522727.3183
decisive (not hesitant)74.461226.3198
🧠 (not 💪)74.467122.483
devoted (not unfaithful)74.3103628.223
guarded (not open)74.371023.2161
night owl (not morning lark)74.346821.9146
🙃 (not 🥰)74.224026.6111
zany (not regular)74.236725.862
cat person (not dog person)74.224029.532
lustful (not chaste)74.135519.6182
jaded (not innocent)74.156922.937
humorless (not funny)74.016823.1182
imaginative (not practical)74.022126.4200
psychopath (not empath)74.028327.029
👻 (not 🤖)73.919328.473
contrarian (not yes-man)73.932930.032
kinky (not vanilla)73.732322.7193
chic (not cheesy)73.722127.227
motivated (not unmotivated)73.7125132.826
charming (not awkward)73.652626.4186
bad boy (not white knight)73.629723.835
unorthodox (not traditional)73.546226.0371
overachiever (not underachiever)73.584124.831
hard (not soft)73.444624.5187
unlucky (not fortunate)73.325625.3192
receiving (not giving)73.228120.920
indulgent (not sober)73.138028.8192
💃 (not 🧕)73.156925.4102
rigid (not flexible)73.134225.2192
feminist (not sexist)73.075020.679
extraordinary (not mundane)72.961524.9197
straight (not queer)72.878727.3207
lavish (not frugal)72.832421.3164
rock (not rap)72.879016.631
strict (not lenient)72.744223.2175
freak (not normie)72.735726.932
eloquent (not unpolished)72.658627.4213
hard (not soft)72.646625.2370
villainous (not heroic)72.621421.3187
cryptic (not straightforward)72.48528.8199
valedictorian (not drop out)72.373225.049
stingy (not generous)72.326923.836
pretentious (not unassuming)72.341924.271
variable (not consistent)72.311429.124
winter (not summer)72.334024.529
reclusive (not social)72.230026.0108
quirky (not predictable)71.928627.434
fast (not slow)71.869124.3185
thin (not thick)71.839124.7191
pointed (not random)71.879423.226
refined (not rugged)71.748727.8193
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.727526.3156
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.539225.2157
🐩 (not 🐒)71.539129.355
resistant (not resigned)71.361429.0181
pro (not noob)71.389428.961
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.328921.573
go-getter (not slugabed)71.2104026.944
playful (not shy)71.277023.8163
bookish (not sporty)71.173222.4183
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)70.936024.5199
active (not slothful)70.9107826.0186
mighty (not puny)70.674425.1191
debased (not pure)70.639123.7195
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)70.621426.757
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)70.576928.470
demonic (not angelic)70.434922.7174
creative (not conventional)70.446425.8176
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.342927.856
master (not apprentice)70.276426.3189
anxious (not calm)70.152528.9203
cruel (not kind)70.026221.2201
coordinated (not clumsy)70.082727.6168
urban (not rural)70.071228.098
vintage (not trendy)69.975326.041
subjective (not objective)69.612229.4357
natural-talent (not hard-work)69.614623.430
worldly (not innocent)69.483425.8184
flamboyant (not modest)69.446025.8184
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.334926.995
romantic (not dispassionate)69.375330.736
salacious (not wholesome)69.238026.057
perceptive (not unobservant)69.2114528.335
brave (not careful)69.066526.7186
genocidal (not not genocidal)69.023028.136
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)68.775032.630
jealous (not opinionated)68.79031.841
cynical (not gullible)68.767829.329
specialist (not generalist)68.643525.4326
ludicrous (not sensible)68.532728.3192
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.584726.522
indie (not pop)68.560329.031
workaholic (not slacker)68.3113025.6297
backdoor (not official)68.248127.2158
scandalous (not proper)68.255626.6170
pensive (not serene)68.271024.131
feisty (not gracious)68.178728.8189
triggered (not trolling)68.055532.427
literary (not mathematical)67.653528.3178
hypocritical (not equitable)67.537824.2354
picky (not always down)67.549525.030
deep (not epic)67.320528.825
interested (not bored)67.385726.740
cool (not dorky)67.260924.856
📉 (not 📈)67.010531.761
tailor (not blacksmith)66.967126.022
charismatic (not uninspiring)66.8109430.0218
deep (not shallow)66.871529.768
freelance (not corporate)66.673028.627
cocky (not timid)66.597529.430
egalitarian (not racist)66.1136627.663
air (not earth)66.116129.029
serious (not playful)65.982726.8188
goth (not flower child)65.834221.444
genius (not dunce)65.790723.7183
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.5101131.3191
vain (not demure)65.557327.2163
presidential (not folksy)65.561625.426
two-faced (not one-faced)65.537731.034
confidential (not gossiping)65.497628.8164
insulting (not complimentary)65.448724.5328
spontaneous (not scheduled)65.155632.7190
analysis (not common sense)65.156826.530
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.077630.9201
rude (not respectful)64.743324.6183
intellectual (not physical)64.689827.9174
🧐 (not 😎)64.647630.871
resolute (not wavering)64.591932.170
washed (not muddy)64.483431.221
interesting (not tiresome)64.2102431.3182
competent (not incompetent)64.2129529.4194
vibrant (not geriatric)64.095328.027
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.947726.431
outsider (not insider)63.854831.3182
doer (not thinker)63.882830.240
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.750130.9187
codependent (not independent)63.735834.0182
artistic (not scientific)63.560529.4185
family-first (not work-first)63.168332.2176
knowledgeable (not ignorant)63.1111030.031
badass (not weakass)63.1118129.424
exhibitionist (not bashful)62.978327.534
crafty (not scholarly)62.881328.0169
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.829323.324
transient (not permanent)62.631232.2178
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)62.650629.834
Coke (not Pepsi)62.529828.821
repetitive (not varied)62.262730.3197
French (not Russian)62.272432.933
Italian (not Swedish)62.158531.635
pronatalist (not child free)62.033331.1167
tactful (not indiscreet)62.085432.356
close-minded (not open-minded)61.942129.8199
😬 (not 😏)61.840732.277
exuberant (not subdued)61.876427.526
western (not eastern)61.790233.077
frank (not sugarcoated)61.7121533.840
foolish (not wise)61.649826.4201
traitorous (not loyal)61.528729.3179
creepy (not disarming)61.530830.5199
OCD (not ADHD)61.393132.419
🥶 (not 🥵)61.242531.829
tight (not loose)61.1101129.827
desperate (not high standards)61.141632.333
often crying (not never cries)61.154229.540
reserved (not chatty)61.070828.9217
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.0103033.5176
privileged (not oppressed)61.0104130.340
tall (not short)60.984922.3207
introspective (not not introspective)60.999030.591
chortling (not giggling)60.990126.435
bold (not serious)60.875632.0215
😊 (not 🤣)60.793329.145
young (not old)60.6104422.3188
👽 (not 🤡)60.668931.354
libertarian (not socialist)60.351929.4146
messy (not neat)60.352732.0184
long-winded (not concise)60.347131.333
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.2116628.157
believable (not poorly-written)60.2162731.038
punchable (not loveable)60.047830.332
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.652725.9337
private (not gregarious)59.5100429.9156
twitchy (not still)59.592331.754
reactive (not proactive)59.563332.231
hoarder (not unprepared)59.391529.1160
captain (not first-mate)59.181432.2150
tasteful (not lewd)59.0107230.0201
direct (not roundabout)58.9118633.5188
historical (not modern)58.963928.3149
hedonist (not monastic)58.871928.641
circular (not linear)58.850829.229
neurotypical (not autistic)58.7131328.5166
atheist (not theist)58.794830.3318
expressive (not stoic)58.594532.3179
intimate (not formal)58.574830.7101
plastic (not wooden)58.426534.728
plays hard (not works hard)58.345627.5139
Roman (not Greek)58.157829.929
efficient (not overprepared)58.1120927.833
flimsy (not sturdy)57.738430.527
hurried (not leisurely)57.490128.2174
metrosexual (not macho)57.3102131.419
astonishing (not methodical)57.055531.3184
barbaric (not civilized)56.947929.3185
enslaved (not emancipated)56.932032.4188
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.686231.380
off-key (not musical)56.386731.929
whippersnapper (not sage)56.373133.934
confident (not insecure)56.1124734.4211
💩 (not 🌟)56.136933.263
🤫 (not 🤔)56.146235.658
on-time (not tardy)56.0120828.531
🧗 (not 🛌)55.8116432.798
German (not English)55.813530.527
non-gamer (not gamer)55.8109137.024
domestic (not industrial)55.771429.6310
alert (not oblivious)55.6119733.554
perverted (not clean)55.655629.725
juvenile (not mature)55.576330.2363
unpatriotic (not patriotic)55.534729.857
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.445430.4139
resourceful (not helpless)55.3159033.0358
lover (not fighter)54.786226.828
nihilist (not existentialist)54.646134.0292
trash (not treasure)54.432631.069
cannibal (not vegan)54.480527.926
high-tech (not low-tech)54.387927.1154
minimalist (not pack rat)54.395532.543
🦄 (not 🐴)54.370631.646
fresh (not stinky)54.3129430.4104
rough (not smooth)53.985130.1165
heathen (not devout)53.676328.2165
liberal (not conservative)53.6119931.546
legit (not scrub)53.6149032.186
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.6116931.114
deliberate (not spontaneous)53.5118334.8185
introvert (not extrovert)53.576131.1195
envious (not prideful)53.525331.429
loud (not quiet)53.497531.5184
genuine (not sarcastic)53.497328.5189
decorative (not utilitarian)53.360229.5315
oxymoron (not tautology)53.3111432.517
self-disciplined (not disorganized)53.2136433.0164
animalistic (not human)53.245728.6189
🤐 (not 😜)53.297032.157
prestigious (not disreputable)53.1121830.1161
businesslike (not chivalrous)52.992530.826
explorer (not builder)52.898233.1179
🦒 (not 🐐)52.843033.780
nerd (not jock)52.6112227.0168
main character (not side character)52.492330.227
🐀 (not 🐘)52.390533.897
🤑 (not 🤠)52.271031.261
expressive (not monotone)52.2122531.035
armoured (not vulnerable)52.1120934.4199
nonpolitical (not political)52.076330.7161
soulless (not soulful)52.044731.5330
involved (not remote)51.8154432.5164
vague (not precise)51.753829.6182
theoretical (not empirical)51.566732.8158
street-smart (not sheltered)51.5124631.4177
👟 (not 🥾)51.597731.764
melee (not ranged)51.569028.931
curious (not apathetic)51.4152232.8158
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.3104536.2184
preppy (not punk rock)51.2115931.826
profound (not ironic)51.293029.127
basic (not hipster)51.1122327.6163
luddite (not technophile)51.1103628.4144
hypochondriac (not stoic)51.173431.027
moist (not dry)51.097025.925
monochrome (not multicolored)50.1104132.9362
distant (not touchy-feely)50.1113634.823
skeptical (not spiritual)50.8145533.5195
🐷 (not 🐮)50.666031.678
avant-garde (not classical)50.581231.4340

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Zelena (0.821)
  2. Lady Macbeth (0.802)
  3. The Queen (0.779)
  4. Mary Wardwell (0.777)
  5. Barbara Kean (0.776)
  6. Leland Palmer (0.772)
  7. Mona Vanderwaal (0.772)
  8. Cersei Lannister (0.771)
  9. Alison DiLaurentis (0.763)
  10. Melisandre (0.76)
  1. Jerry Gergich (-0.563)
  2. Sancho Panza (-0.539)
  3. Lenny (-0.523)
  4. Denny Brosh (-0.498)
  5. Chien-Po (-0.497)
  6. Kanzo Mogi (-0.496)
  7. Steve Brady (-0.485)
  8. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (-0.479)
  9. Chip Dove (-0.479)
  10. Pop Tate (-0.472)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Mal Cobb to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Mal Cobb is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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