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Mr. Saito Personality Statistics

Mr. Saito 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
rich (not poor)93.56111.4188
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)88.08115.262
🎩 (not 🧢)87.38310.249
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.624614.7176
studious (not goof-off)85.318514.860
corporate (not freelance)84.75921.723
driven (not unambitious)84.343216.5177
diligent (not lazy)84.247015.3182
masculine (not feminine)84.123414.9197
serious (not playful)82.219318.2173
workaholic (not slacker)82.139517.9350
secretive (not open-book)82.018315.914
formal (not intimate)81.57914.283
presidential (not folksy)81.510711.215
neat (not messy)81.420618.1188
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)81.310825.9156
high IQ (not low IQ)81.143916.0169
persistent (not quitter)81.167118.960
privileged (not oppressed)81.126419.828
eloquent (not unpolished)81.022322.0157
manicured (not scruffy)80.634719.3164
🧠 (not 💪)80.625718.358
perceptive (not unobservant)80.445019.221
preppy (not punk rock)80.219016.617
scheduled (not spontaneous)80.122119.3157
intense (not lighthearted)79.929114.820
bold (not shy)79.757416.1187
work-first (not family-first)79.719219.2165
guarded (not open)79.631117.3197
worldly (not innocent)79.329117.6165
go-getter (not slugabed)79.140220.543
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.926721.0148
suspicious (not awkward)78.720816.1163
industrial (not domestic)78.75719.9350
reserved (not chatty)78.614215.6179
strict (not lenient)78.520318.5198
stylish (not slovenly)78.226322.9201
confidential (not gossiping)78.230321.0184
straight (not queer)78.143123.6181
chortling (not giggling)78.110811.813
coordinated (not clumsy)77.937821.0179
bossy (not meek)77.741819.2175
gendered (not androgynous)77.557422.4185
intellectual (not physical)77.432221.4176
high-tech (not low-tech)77.216621.0176
valedictorian (not drop out)77.039326.445
mature (not juvenile)76.924921.2336
highbrow (not lowbrow)76.517121.9160
competent (not incompetent)76.454020.5182
hard (not soft)76.225817.4362
believable (not poorly-written)76.141011.712
assertive (not passive)76.046120.4163
refined (not rugged)75.826024.7160
dominant (not submissive)75.746221.9183
scientific (not artistic)75.623918.3154
master (not apprentice)75.640721.6208
orderly (not chaotic)75.426822.8189
confident (not insecure)75.441124.6183
neurotypical (not autistic)75.134919.7163
private (not gregarious)75.023521.5168
hard (not soft)75.028419.6176
political (not nonpolitical)74.821522.4132
resourceful (not helpless)74.762822.9361
🤐 (not 😜)74.716324.343
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.630813.922
urban (not rural)74.533527.979
authoritarian (not democratic)74.321724.2179
prestigious (not disreputable)74.230424.0141
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)74.019728.8164
resolute (not wavering)74.031525.258
efficient (not overprepared)74.019723.421
suspicious (not trusting)73.931123.4193
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.845922.222
logical (not emotional)73.317121.5170
tense (not relaxed)73.253323.7191
🤑 (not 🤠)73.020722.948
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.929419.1165
stoic (not expressive)72.915822.0157
decisive (not hesitant)72.847325.7179
works hard (not plays hard)72.546524.5174
armoured (not vulnerable)72.438322.7183
thick-skinned (not sensitive)72.321022.2155
sturdy (not flimsy)72.344322.619
lavish (not frugal)72.324525.6157
bookish (not sporty)72.244623.0200
🙃 (not 🥰)71.919323.779
mighty (not puny)71.948720.1188
obsessed (not aloof)71.830422.6198
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)71.742717.711
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.743221.448
eastern (not western)71.61827.380
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.528425.051
methodical (not astonishing)71.429723.0149
cosmopolitan (not provincial)71.320127.7153
sorrowful (not cheery)71.131917.2191
competitive (not cooperative)70.948926.5181
direct (not roundabout)70.949024.8165
gloomy (not sunny)70.732517.919
cold (not warm)70.626522.9155
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.548226.9171
no-nonsense (not dramatic)70.421727.1173
alpha (not beta)70.451224.8176
vegan (not cannibal)70.225020.49
ferocious (not pacifist)70.047523.5156
bitter (not sweet)70.031118.8183
wise (not foolish)69.833421.1175
consistent (not variable)69.831120.921
tight (not loose)69.846323.617
technophile (not luddite)69.720224.5152
rational (not whimsical)69.640024.9190
important (not irrelevant)69.573324.9104
reclusive (not social)69.522822.280
geriatric (not vibrant)69.57418.114
old (not young)69.427016.0202
active (not slothful)69.474123.0172
individualist (not communal)69.435626.6342
tasteful (not lewd)69.342525.0165
quiet (not loud)69.126722.5179
focused on the future (not focused on the present)69.014126.7134
pretentious (not unassuming)69.036026.158
humorless (not funny)68.817524.0190
arrogant (not humble)68.744523.7165
alert (not oblivious)68.652527.643
frenzied (not sleepy)68.561517.613
rigid (not flexible)68.434522.9171
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)68.228626.960
genius (not dunce)68.053221.0209
sad (not happy)67.939917.3191
mad (not glad)67.839522.449
hunter (not gatherer)67.743427.219
quarrelsome (not warm)67.544123.4181
miserable (not joyful)67.342618.849
tactful (not indiscreet)67.242627.352
civilized (not barbaric)67.159625.2187
precise (not vague)67.150326.5148
child free (not pronatalist)66.845727.3137
rhythmic (not stuttering)66.860624.116
cautious (not impulsive)66.534627.3168
skeptical (not spiritual)66.464027.1155
salacious (not wholesome)66.431425.952
reasoned (not instinctual)66.421826.2161
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.231627.0196
introspective (not not introspective)66.244827.396
serious (not bold)66.025028.0184
practical (not imaginative)66.050727.6161
sage (not whippersnapper)65.924426.717
vengeful (not forgiving)65.841926.5148
💔 (not 💝)65.828225.386
fresh (not stinky)65.761926.790
legit (not scrub)65.770324.981
Roman (not Greek)65.718626.623
🐴 (not 🦄)65.637329.947
respectful (not rude)65.448026.3195
basic (not hipster)65.445023.9159
🤺 (not 🏌)65.464729.266
interesting (not tiresome)65.362624.2180
curious (not apathetic)65.258526.2156
independent (not codependent)65.254730.3168
factual (not poetic)65.140030.315
proper (not scandalous)64.939525.7169
charming (not awkward)64.954824.6177
mathematical (not literary)64.922026.6174
judgemental (not accepting)64.942324.3162
😭 (not 😀)64.629321.647
egalitarian (not racist)64.690725.550
😈 (not 😇)64.538325.549
extreme (not moderate)64.459825.9172
hoarder (not unprepared)64.243122.9145
complicated (not simple)64.160227.9179
cool (not dorky)64.047724.540
utilitarian (not decorative)63.953725.9310
classical (not avant-garde)63.842528.2293
off-key (not musical)63.834826.113
Italian (not Swedish)63.738623.910
Russian (not French)63.620424.018
🦇 (not 🐿)63.533028.153
triggered (not trolling)63.551127.218
🧐 (not 😎)63.432932.248
punchable (not loveable)63.428130.712
linear (not circular)63.428235.010
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.072527.7163
👽 (not 🤡)63.038726.045
involved (not remote)62.972027.2162
libertarian (not socialist)62.730228.0144
street-smart (not sheltered)62.761426.6172
orange (not purple)62.629728.0142
resistant (not resigned)62.674827.9179
pro (not noob)62.677426.244
🐐 (not 🦒)62.649528.162
demonic (not angelic)62.333422.0196
feisty (not gracious)62.370726.0144
emancipated (not enslaved)62.164328.3157
down2earth (not head@clouds)62.049529.1162
🤖 (not 👻)62.035231.341
human (not animalistic)61.775926.5176
monochrome (not multicolored)61.740528.0321
overspender (not penny-pincher)61.734429.573
ranged (not melee)61.735629.121
biased (not impartial)61.670625.4170
conservative (not liberal)61.626726.461
🥴 (not 🥳)61.642924.056
poisonous (not nurturing)61.434722.6168
selfish (not altruistic)61.242425.9170
deviant (not average)61.258523.9155
builder (not explorer)61.240228.1152
conventional (not creative)61.036429.4192
fast (not slow)61.072623.4161
spicy (not mild)60.964425.4174
fixable (not unfixable)60.953432.812
debased (not pure)60.744823.6173
sensible (not ludicrous)60.756527.7159
tailor (not blacksmith)60.764333.010
captain (not first-mate)60.549829.4172
angry (not good-humored)60.438823.7193
stable (not moody)60.224330.1148
dry (not moist)60.140625.217
sexist (not feminist)60.030221.160
concrete (not abstract)59.955029.651
insider (not outsider)59.834228.8161
🤔 (not 🤫)59.753231.544
objective (not subjective)59.629728.9312
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.334329.857
specialist (not generalist)59.159128.3315
English (not German)59.198431.520
subdued (not exuberant)59.131430.120
reliable (not experimental)58.957130.813
hurried (not leisurely)58.854225.8177
treasure (not trash)58.792529.474
vain (not demure)58.554025.5163
🧗 (not 🛌)58.568428.891
offended (not chill)58.459524.916
loyal (not traitorous)58.392828.3166
arcane (not mainstream)58.354427.9163
🧕 (not 💃)58.227828.487
deep (not shallow)57.967726.951
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.930525.219
🐮 (not 🐷)57.755928.058
empirical (not theoretical)57.654028.8181
rebellious (not obedient)57.569027.6148
atheist (not theist)57.563128.2290
calm (not anxious)57.438828.0176
edgy (not politically correct)57.363028.4144
careful (not brave)57.130228.9171
permanent (not transient)57.059425.7150
devout (not heathen)56.958327.7162
mischievous (not well behaved)56.868529.2166
🐩 (not 🐒)56.854532.858
extraordinary (not mundane)56.781725.5191
realist (not idealist)56.754829.9353
tall (not short)56.664623.6151
repetitive (not varied)56.665124.8168
claustrophobic (not spelunker)56.629032.814
charming (not trusting)56.559524.5177
fortunate (not unlucky)56.146927.5151
philosophical (not real)56.025330.8186
regular (not zany)55.939727.934
sober (not indulgent)55.848729.5147
insulting (not complimentary)55.652126.4319
traditional (not unorthodox)55.649030.5329
statist (not anarchist)55.657528.364
introvert (not extrovert)55.541627.6160
outlaw (not sheriff)55.458129.1169
cruel (not kind)55.330924.1166
open-minded (not close-minded)55.371328.2165
minimalist (not pack rat)55.259031.352
scholarly (not crafty)55.143629.4186
night owl (not morning lark)55.072828.0138
enlightened (not lost)55.049025.713
sane (not crazy)54.753623.149
nerd (not jock)54.670727.0167
monastic (not hedonist)54.638830.741
flamboyant (not modest)54.553530.1160
🐘 (not 🐀)54.557229.295
self-improving (not self-destructive)54.549827.015
cryptic (not straightforward)54.425630.6163
😬 (not 😏)54.445329.040
tame (not wild)54.345526.0179
impatient (not patient)54.275832.1186
beautiful (not ugly)54.2100125.3369
backdoor (not official)54.064030.8160
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.072326.9314
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.953429.870
genuine (not sarcastic)53.861428.2171
smooth (not rough)53.758831.2184
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.755426.511
charismatic (not uninspiring)53.6101028.9172
thin (not thick)53.673125.0160
reasonable (not deranged)53.670128.143
😊 (not 🤣)53.674027.050
healthy (not sickly)53.494928.1172
equitable (not hypocritical)53.465127.4286
dispassionate (not romantic)53.432726.619
normal (not weird)53.145426.0170
📈 (not 📉)53.187827.042
compersive (not jealous)53.058326.5145
flourishing (not traumatized)52.838424.121
chaste (not lustful)52.749127.8143
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.673928.8182
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.696628.038
existentialist (not nihilist)52.582329.2314
playful (not shy)52.393124.9174
pessimistic (not optimistic)52.261726.9178
macho (not metrosexual)52.146133.015
historical (not modern)52.053327.4171
villainous (not heroic)51.732823.0172
vanilla (not kinky)51.662228.5162
creepy (not disarming)51.533423.7182
honorable (not cunning)51.375232.1188
soulful (not soulless)51.197526.3319
literal (not metaphorical)51.088429.5189
👟 (not 🥾)51.065133.862
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.962029.7137
bright (not depressed)50.371625.7164
repulsive (not attractive)50.532126.3153
🌟 (not 💩)50.598730.038

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Gus Fring (0.86)
  2. Carolyn Martens (0.86)
  3. Mycroft Holmes (0.845)
  4. Preston Burke (0.844)
  5. Dr. Harry Wells (0.836)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.699)
  2. Denny (-0.627)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.603)
  4. Pumbaa (-0.601)
  5. Rex (-0.597)

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: INTP (r = 0.01)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.04)
  3. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.09)
  4. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.14)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.18)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.19)
  7. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.19)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.22)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.25)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.25)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.3)
  12. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.31)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.32)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.35)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.37)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.39)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.41)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.41)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.43)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.44)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.44)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.47)
  23. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.55)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.56)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.61)


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