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Villanelle Personality Statistics

Villanelle is a character from Killing Eve. 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
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)97.767.067
extraordinary (not mundane)97.236.342
important (not irrelevant)97.215.936
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)96.665.840
outlaw (not sheriff)96.316.141
beautiful (not ugly)95.9148.159
overspender (not penny-pincher)95.7311.845
interesting (not tiresome)95.5212.148
mischievous (not well behaved)95.31912.730
queer (not straight)94.7610.541
high IQ (not low IQ)94.6566.657
ferocious (not pacifist)94.5209.840
extreme (not moderate)94.32211.448
persistent (not quitter)94.1677.960
playful (not shy)94.0188.050
assertive (not passive)93.9177.741
stylish (not slovenly)93.81313.136
spicy (not mild)93.1138.134
bold (not shy)93.18912.437
driven (not unambitious)93.0768.956
creative (not conventional)92.9118.742
vibrant (not geriatric)92.7912.964
deviant (not average)92.5138.749
individualist (not communal)92.4710.255
🧗 (not 🛌)92.31810.451
cunning (not honorable)92.01415.156
rebellious (not obedient)91.76813.736
hunter (not gatherer)91.73214.469
wild (not tame)91.54214.449
pro (not noob)91.19514.243
competitive (not cooperative)91.08210.148
lavish (not frugal)91.02620.741
🤺 (not 🏌)91.04118.664
feminist (not sexist)90.75014.057
kinky (not vanilla)90.61710.240
open to new experinces (not uncreative)90.65019.950
flamboyant (not modest)90.53918.151
obsessed (not aloof)90.51315.442
zany (not regular)90.22013.342
💃 (not 🧕)90.24513.638
charming (not trusting)90.159.844
complicated (not simple)90.12818.756
unorthodox (not traditional)90.14315.145
🌟 (not 💩)90.15418.549
charismatic (not uninspiring)90.05811.151
atheist (not theist)90.0812.158
fresh (not stinky)89.82415.934
fast (not slow)89.72718.849
freelance (not corporate)89.55620.353
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)89.46310.858
charming (not awkward)88.94013.852
multicolored (not monochrome)88.71916.442
dominant (not submissive)88.614221.952
scandalous (not proper)88.64716.145
resourceful (not helpless)88.416217.740
child free (not pronatalist)88.31214.341
anarchist (not statist)88.3815.044
moody (not stable)88.27317.852
arrogant (not humble)88.212914.849
bossy (not meek)88.214115.467
attractive (not repulsive)88.012220.352
perceptive (not unobservant)87.918017.573
chaotic (not orderly)87.77219.948
go-getter (not slugabed)87.710816.545
😈 (not 😇)87.76915.843
decisive (not hesitant)87.48821.245
bold (not serious)87.42619.249
genius (not dunce)87.39414.559
impatient (not patient)87.39315.536
funny (not humorless)87.17714.446
street-smart (not sheltered)87.012820.846
spontaneous (not scheduled)86.98117.251
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.65716.459
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)86.64212.547
lustful (not chaste)86.56314.251
crazy (not sane)86.15721.140
treasure (not trash)85.915518.760
😜 (not 🤐)85.87019.347
weird (not normal)85.79217.748
alpha (not beta)85.618924.936
🦄 (not 🐴)85.45422.153
explorer (not builder)85.42916.532
active (not slothful)85.321816.544
selfish (not altruistic)85.212018.046
rich (not poor)85.221116.944
efficient (not overprepared)85.11019.072
narcissistic (not low self esteem)85.113720.667
crafty (not scholarly)84.85415.240
Russian (not French)84.71420.163
indulgent (not sober)84.68619.250
competent (not incompetent)84.527920.555
vengeful (not forgiving)84.215719.845
heathen (not devout)84.02715.227
hipster (not basic)83.91915.648
captain (not first-mate)83.717624.144
mysterious (not unambiguous)83.46523.252
deranged (not reasonable)83.46717.048
ludicrous (not sensible)83.35622.450
direct (not roundabout)83.216023.246
edgy (not politically correct)83.110424.050
work-first (not family-first)83.115325.247
intense (not lighthearted)82.823222.068
jealous (not compersive)82.78418.845
liberal (not conservative)82.79319.049
playful (not serious)82.68920.647
suspicious (not trusting)82.616522.137
mighty (not puny)82.419825.644
young (not old)82.120317.148
loud (not quiet)82.020222.054
alert (not oblivious)81.918819.539
villainous (not heroic)81.89321.941
instinctual (not reasoned)81.79622.248
juvenile (not mature)81.710322.343
legit (not scrub)81.719622.226
dramatic (not no-nonsense)81.613724.838
vain (not demure)81.413424.554
cosmopolitan (not provincial)81.17025.148
egalitarian (not racist)81.043616.046
sarcastic (not genuine)80.613122.142
resistant (not resigned)80.611024.764
exuberant (not subdued)80.514526.551
guarded (not open)80.429323.949
believable (not poorly-written)80.123818.960
whimsical (not rational)80.110824.956
worldly (not innocent)80.026924.947
experimental (not reliable)80.011422.553
focused on the present (not focused on the future)79.72423.947
precise (not vague)79.320524.436
😏 (not 😬)79.210229.831
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)79.24625.964
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.915922.843
avant-garde (not classical)78.75524.645
impulsive (not cautious)78.621724.262
hedonist (not monastic)78.66221.523
modern (not historical)78.413824.244
cold (not warm)78.215820.853
salacious (not wholesome)78.216423.546
😎 (not 🧐)78.216325.850
frenzied (not sleepy)77.825419.258
authoritarian (not democratic)77.717421.630
cannibal (not vegan)77.716323.660
inspiring (not cringeworthy)77.516517.443
quarrelsome (not warm)77.325325.953
feisty (not gracious)77.333027.853
artistic (not scientific)77.016225.545
punk rock (not preppy)77.018323.861
head@clouds (not down2earth)76.914723.656
urban (not rural)76.925723.748
confident (not insecure)76.936927.242
nihilist (not existentialist)76.91625.039
pretentious (not unassuming)76.722029.439
coordinated (not clumsy)76.642425.045
eloquent (not unpolished)76.532727.039
specialist (not generalist)76.511823.746
manicured (not scruffy)76.445726.242
mad (not glad)76.421024.342
poisonous (not nurturing)76.318017.544
suspicious (not awkward)76.327121.140
intimate (not formal)76.211123.749
debased (not pure)76.220526.146
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.131130.643
master (not apprentice)76.039425.554
unpatriotic (not patriotic)75.92126.349
barbaric (not civilized)75.68924.144
abstract (not concrete)75.110825.855
🤫 (not 🤔)74.91528.641
highbrow (not lowbrow)74.821626.043
cruel (not kind)74.515718.238
varied (not repetitive)74.23029.257
rude (not respectful)74.218623.233
cool (not dorky)74.125326.443
variable (not consistent)74.07030.462
high-tech (not low-tech)73.920623.846
diligent (not lazy)73.580625.649
night owl (not morning lark)73.531928.344
romantic (not dispassionate)73.240330.264
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.147226.456
traumatized (not flourishing)72.830427.267
📈 (not 📉)72.420229.137
extrovert (not introvert)72.235630.948
brave (not careful)71.935731.752
arcane (not mainstream)71.822228.846
secretive (not open-book)71.640429.065
workaholic (not slacker)71.567029.667
chatty (not reserved)71.235829.942
tall (not short)71.033720.655
skeptical (not spiritual)70.950426.037
🤑 (not 🤠)70.924335.446
trolling (not triggered)70.810430.047
🦇 (not 🐿)70.720531.744
🤣 (not 😊)70.615731.969
🎩 (not 🧢)70.539533.537
plays hard (not works hard)70.418425.749
expressive (not stoic)70.235831.052
self-destructive (not self-improving)70.130027.954
backdoor (not official)70.129430.447
🥳 (not 🥴)70.112232.256
outsider (not insider)70.023030.053
demonic (not angelic)69.924426.546
decorative (not utilitarian)69.513632.546
nonpolitical (not political)69.413728.233
hard (not soft)69.040424.739
imaginative (not practical)68.720130.454
sporty (not bookish)68.226427.852
sad (not happy)68.139221.562
independent (not codependent)68.150131.339
flexible (not rigid)68.017632.142
leisurely (not hurried)68.017726.652
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)68.025426.649
animalistic (not human)67.711919.141
circular (not linear)67.715427.352
spelunker (not claustrophobic)67.334433.959
fast-talking (not slow-talking)67.244227.252
empirical (not theoretical)67.119331.642
real (not philosophical)67.143833.364
transient (not permanent)67.112934.551
industrial (not domestic)67.126028.033
lost (not enlightened)66.931229.668
deep (not shallow)66.544633.769
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)66.435927.144
sturdy (not flimsy)66.260227.659
curious (not apathetic)65.757030.147
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)65.634030.135
😀 (not 😭)65.430526.842
spontaneous (not deliberate)65.424832.146
literal (not metaphorical)65.240433.554
open-minded (not close-minded)65.145227.947
melee (not ranged)65.116333.039
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.039530.848
goof-off (not studious)65.027729.345
🦒 (not 🐐)64.95832.847
soulless (not soulful)64.818129.154
astonishing (not methodical)64.422736.045
resolute (not wavering)64.261628.636
thin (not thick)64.146730.640
loveable (not punchable)63.853629.571
👻 (not 🤖)63.634034.458
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')63.55733.833
presidential (not folksy)63.545332.847
pack rat (not minimalist)63.327433.747
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.245036.946
musical (not off-key)63.228430.750
👟 (not 🥾)62.540034.934
whippersnapper (not sage)62.434831.257
unfixable (not fixable)61.927531.361
Roman (not Greek)61.828431.847
calm (not anxious)61.631427.839
messy (not neat)61.433731.858
loose (not tight)61.426132.673
jock (not nerd)61.239030.149
👽 (not 🤡)61.044431.648
hard (not soft)60.257930.150
hypocritical (not equitable)60.238723.957
armoured (not vulnerable)60.164635.050
poetic (not factual)59.933329.952
androgynous (not gendered)59.75431.848
🐩 (not 🐒)59.649437.151
German (not English)59.56733.355
moist (not dry)59.539831.557
traitorous (not loyal)59.421826.454
emancipated (not enslaved)59.273634.456
sunny (not gloomy)59.242024.956
biased (not impartial)58.981133.256
offended (not chill)58.958430.866
💝 (not 💔)58.848834.144
bitter (not sweet)58.652027.740
idealist (not realist)58.544432.743
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.349831.649
🧠 (not 💪)58.278831.055
tasteful (not lewd)58.171832.351
insulting (not complimentary)58.147131.840
relaxed (not tense)58.018530.557
cheery (not sorrowful)57.938326.358
feminine (not masculine)57.845422.045
emotional (not logical)57.759333.472
confidential (not gossiping)57.674032.360
literary (not mathematical)57.565330.037
metrosexual (not macho)57.366632.851
healthy (not sickly)57.187733.741
technophile (not luddite)57.044522.926
drop out (not valedictorian)56.835832.039
eastern (not western)56.615836.047
gregarious (not private)56.440134.755
autistic (not neurotypical)56.112729.536
involved (not remote)56.091931.133
prestigious (not disreputable)56.073437.553
chortling (not giggling)56.073134.855
fortunate (not unlucky)55.348835.857
refined (not rugged)55.267633.966
wise (not foolish)55.166828.544
cryptic (not straightforward)55.024636.558
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)54.931535.939
🐘 (not 🐀)54.855834.342
smooth (not rough)54.756433.552
hoarder (not unprepared)54.773330.935
lenient (not strict)54.550233.540
good-humored (not angry)54.164932.462
tactful (not indiscreet)54.080135.128
bright (not depressed)53.961830.939
disarming (not creepy)53.889933.250
🐮 (not 🐷)53.672036.238
🥰 (not 🙃)53.160735.239
purple (not orange)53.060134.846
optimistic (not pessimistic)52.959628.242
miserable (not joyful)52.975427.454
privileged (not oppressed)52.885629.959
not introspective (not introspective)51.936932.645
disorganized (not self-disciplined)51.236833.646
physical (not intellectual)51.146232.050
subjective (not objective)51.069235.043
social (not reclusive)51.073430.051
socialist (not libertarian)50.842238.942
accepting (not judgemental)50.760833.638
Swedish (not Italian)50.759928.843
blacksmith (not tailor)50.347234.950

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Audrey Horne (0.858)
  2. Mazikeen (0.855)
  3. Loki (0.844)
  4. Mia Wallace (0.843)
  5. Tokio (0.842)
  1. Niko Polastri (-0.692)
  2. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.632)
  3. Matt Donovan (-0.614)
  4. Ashley Wilkes (-0.575)
  5. Charlie Swan (-0.574)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.77)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.64)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.56)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.53)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.42)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.37)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.35)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.27)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.23)
  10. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.2)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.18)
  12. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.18)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.14)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.09)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.06)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.01)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.07)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.14)
  20. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.16)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.27)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.48)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.55)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.57)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.62)


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