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Sayid Jarrah Personality Statistics

Sayid Jarrah is a character from LOST. 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
persistent (not quitter)90.919211.319
resourceful (not helpless)90.79013.7128
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.611512.2284
diligent (not lazy)90.220811.9282
coordinated (not clumsy)89.88611.6265
studious (not goof-off)89.68110.721
introspective (not not introspective)89.5512.124
competent (not incompetent)88.616614.4226
high IQ (not low IQ)88.620712.5215
knowledgeable (not ignorant)87.912812.847
active (not slothful)87.414712.1219
street-smart (not sheltered)86.912713.8198
driven (not unambitious)86.731916.3209
masculine (not feminine)85.720715.6246
independent (not codependent)85.610917.5211
confidential (not gossiping)85.414216.6210
🐴 (not 🦄)85.44016.916
serious (not playful)85.214015.1233
works hard (not plays hard)85.210416.2308
pro (not noob)85.121915.316
perceptive (not unobservant)85.028017.833
deep (not shallow)84.74412.960
🧗 (not 🛌)84.612919.726
🤺 (not 🏌)84.314710.815
rational (not whimsical)84.08017.1229
worldly (not innocent)83.417416.2285
go-getter (not slugabed)83.425014.913
complicated (not simple)83.313516.6218
guarded (not open)83.220615.9290
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.816220.4254
sturdy (not flimsy)82.818118.734
mighty (not puny)82.519816.2257
workaholic (not slacker)82.538517.0100
important (not irrelevant)82.434520.338
genius (not dunce)82.219116.1297
reserved (not chatty)82.09915.0232
mature (not juvenile)81.814417.7107
private (not gregarious)81.611416.3276
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.110320.3307
straight (not queer)80.734624.683
rhythmic (not stuttering)80.618518.925
dominant (not submissive)80.535918.8254
gendered (not androgynous)80.544122.5127
master (not apprentice)80.230318.292
alert (not oblivious)80.223918.418
confident (not insecure)80.127319.2256
spelunker (not claustrophobic)80.05717.928
high-tech (not low-tech)79.914021.9219
methodical (not astonishing)79.89320.2269
legit (not scrub)79.824715.228
romantic (not dispassionate)79.823219.640
egalitarian (not racist)79.550514.619
interesting (not tiresome)79.422019.9251
strict (not lenient)79.319016.5241
👽 (not 🤡)79.25815.017
wise (not foolish)79.115416.4256
fast (not slow)79.121918.8292
scientific (not artistic)78.718920.6231
suspicious (not awkward)78.721119.8308
healthy (not sickly)78.730521.7237
decisive (not hesitant)78.633020.8256
direct (not roundabout)78.526822.1276
secretive (not open-book)78.425723.627
alpha (not beta)78.234922.7223
mysterious (not unambiguous)78.213620.0218
bold (not shy)78.063019.3270
sorrowful (not cheery)78.014517.2235
utilitarian (not decorative)77.814221.9106
charismatic (not uninspiring)77.639020.6210
assertive (not passive)77.542819.4209
believable (not poorly-written)77.534823.134
attractive (not repulsive)77.344823.3243
tasteful (not lewd)77.019720.1251
political (not nonpolitical)77.017523.5268
armoured (not vulnerable)77.025121.4213
valedictorian (not drop out)76.840627.519
loveable (not punchable)76.824323.024
neurotypical (not autistic)76.726621.0211
🤐 (not 😜)76.612920.316
sensible (not ludicrous)76.620921.6273
practical (not imaginative)76.623622.2237
treasure (not trash)76.551520.940
respectful (not rude)76.428119.9255
tense (not relaxed)76.443920.6238
heroic (not villainous)76.347719.1250
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.329421.4204
precise (not vague)76.227622.7125
sad (not happy)76.117716.7226
tight (not loose)76.129217.132
charming (not awkward)75.930022.0229
spicy (not mild)75.932919.8238
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)75.730223.1216
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.633223.7246
extraordinary (not mundane)75.636421.9245
technophile (not luddite)75.411924.4227
stoic (not expressive)75.412623.2265
brave (not careful)75.228923.5259
specialist (not generalist)75.114821.5103
modest (not flamboyant)74.523822.9248
🌟 (not 💩)74.549621.721
genuine (not sarcastic)74.221723.2245
loyal (not traitorous)74.266223.3222
eloquent (not unpolished)73.939025.0178
😊 (not 🤣)73.624119.132
logical (not emotional)73.516723.0238
devout (not heathen)73.417822.5245
hard (not soft)73.432023.1265
quiet (not loud)73.319421.9282
mathematical (not literary)73.311424.4264
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.329221.3146
hard (not soft)73.232321.193
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.133626.315
suspicious (not trusting)73.132724.1254
resistant (not resigned)73.035826.1306
minimalist (not pack rat)73.013419.724
Italian (not Swedish)72.920118.327
🐒 (not 🐩)72.815724.017
hunter (not gatherer)72.734629.936
tactful (not indiscreet)72.626729.939
intense (not lighthearted)72.646627.825
sober (not indulgent)72.613624.8265
English (not German)72.550323.629
reliable (not experimental)72.526628.634
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.228621.2110
triggered (not trolling)71.923226.727
outsider (not insider)71.520223.8165
cautious (not impulsive)71.423222.4274
orderly (not chaotic)71.434825.9261
altruistic (not selfish)71.332522.0275
curious (not apathetic)71.238824.2248
theist (not atheist)71.212526.5108
resolute (not wavering)71.140325.923
🧕 (not 💃)71.05424.633
unlucky (not fortunate)70.922222.7241
neat (not messy)70.946524.5159
concrete (not abstract)70.526928.819
😭 (not 😀)70.417424.020
beautiful (not ugly)70.371325.5118
no-nonsense (not dramatic)70.322029.095
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)70.245426.925
frugal (not lavish)70.128221.7238
open to new experinces (not uncreative)70.153924.6269
🥾 (not 👟)70.124027.120
bossy (not meek)70.059621.8258
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)70.023622.9166
cool (not dorky)70.035230.222
soulful (not soulless)69.464125.196
oppressed (not privileged)69.316025.933
blacksmith (not tailor)69.122524.826
gloomy (not sunny)68.837323.927
reasonable (not deranged)68.739725.721
consistent (not variable)68.634025.536
enlightened (not lost)68.621323.836
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.430426.1254
rebellious (not obedient)68.351525.4199
hurried (not leisurely)68.227024.9219
freelance (not corporate)68.143826.821
arcane (not mainstream)68.031923.4203
🐘 (not 🐀)67.924929.129
calm (not anxious)67.721926.9264
hoarder (not unprepared)67.631318.5177
scruffy (not manicured)67.528325.6214
wild (not tame)67.551023.5227
humorless (not funny)67.320223.3280
realist (not idealist)67.129628.4105
industrial (not domestic)66.527927.1100
eastern (not western)66.44230.027
frenzied (not sleepy)66.371218.228
ferocious (not pacifist)65.655126.8240
traumatized (not flourishing)65.650129.230
demure (not vain)65.628423.0202
presidential (not folksy)65.542125.334
🤠 (not 🤑)65.347930.322
rugged (not refined)65.235824.7255
vibrant (not geriatric)65.161824.532
extreme (not moderate)65.158624.1237
🧠 (not 💪)65.164929.430
rigid (not flexible)65.041125.4229
equitable (not hypocritical)65.038525.5123
📈 (not 📉)65.046930.320
moist (not dry)65.024626.624
obsessed (not aloof)64.847327.7275
objective (not subjective)64.817626.8104
emancipated (not enslaved)64.757426.7194
deviant (not average)64.753122.5142
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)64.734034.224
punk rock (not preppy)64.434627.037
disarming (not creepy)64.367623.786
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.341018.526
chortling (not giggling)64.353025.336
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.249724.4243
🤔 (not 🤫)63.838733.214
introvert (not extrovert)63.727625.7272
efficient (not overprepared)63.758531.628
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.643427.316
open-minded (not close-minded)63.350425.4195
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.242927.0226
involved (not remote)63.270828.4241
🐮 (not 🐷)63.231625.932
honorable (not cunning)63.150529.3277
vengeful (not forgiving)62.748026.9231
kind (not cruel)62.775423.9269
child free (not pronatalist)62.757928.2174
sage (not whippersnapper)62.531925.724
night owl (not morning lark)62.356728.4108
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.132231.030
charming (not trusting)61.947127.1263
prestigious (not disreputable)61.961828.1173
proper (not scandalous)61.845827.8195
humble (not arrogant)61.537125.9235
serious (not bold)61.533931.9275
empirical (not theoretical)61.439231.2248
angry (not good-humored)61.337223.7215
work-first (not family-first)61.151728.9217
liberal (not conservative)61.160327.526
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)61.145934.720
miserable (not joyful)61.058622.413
🐐 (not 🦒)61.055726.424
patient (not impatient)60.930230.789
stylish (not slovenly)60.864327.1275
fixable (not unfixable)60.854031.325
kinky (not vanilla)60.547025.5228
creative (not conventional)60.352029.1252
rough (not smooth)60.342328.1223
tall (not short)60.257321.4235
nurturing (not poisonous)60.263525.893
edgy (not politically correct)60.058026.6268
pessimistic (not optimistic)59.946328.3229
French (not Russian)59.957130.724
mad (not glad)59.857620.524
🦇 (not 🐿)59.740030.818
thick (not thin)59.634223.4137
shy (not playful)58.920823.2259
vegan (not cannibal)58.949629.032
reasoned (not instinctual)58.837529.6293
rural (not urban)58.827127.931
human (not animalistic)58.781727.3211
backdoor (not official)58.755629.8179
complimentary (not insulting)58.754225.692
unorthodox (not traditional)58.658630.899
pretentious (not unassuming)58.659826.418
compersive (not jealous)58.345727.5235
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)58.179622.919
reclusive (not social)58.142827.130
🥴 (not 🥳)58.154527.810
macho (not metrosexual)58.136625.432
civilized (not barbaric)57.778826.7284
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.730723.832
quarrelsome (not warm)57.661725.1252
poor (not rich)57.641424.1194
multicolored (not monochrome)57.547829.588
historical (not modern)57.443825.7142
fresh (not stinky)57.280026.632
individualist (not communal)57.165431.6116
varied (not repetitive)56.628725.699
explorer (not builder)56.453731.6215
existentialist (not nihilist)56.369929.488
sane (not crazy)56.350627.019
musical (not off-key)56.342527.020
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)56.252332.028
subdued (not exuberant)56.238726.534
young (not old)55.773318.3279
statist (not anarchist)55.757930.321
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)55.631629.813
orange (not purple)55.550430.6179
bitter (not sweet)55.558926.3244
🧢 (not 🎩)55.551626.312
crafty (not scholarly)55.372128.5212
offended (not chill)55.168527.148
angelic (not demonic)55.068523.6230
stable (not moody)54.933629.3242
feisty (not gracious)54.788828.3197
monastic (not hedonist)54.739219.715
intellectual (not physical)54.577726.1256
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.550529.6200
bookish (not sporty)54.575028.5199
normal (not weird)54.443825.3265
literal (not metaphorical)54.279730.6234
accepting (not judgemental)54.253930.3135
factual (not poetic)54.269828.624
wholesome (not salacious)54.068131.225
🥰 (not 🙃)54.060030.744
😏 (not 😬)53.766830.629
Roman (not Greek)53.755427.726
cooperative (not competitive)53.444330.6231
cold (not warm)53.455226.2231
captain (not first-mate)53.360834.1212
nerd (not jock)53.273926.6267
zany (not regular)53.172121.917
pure (not debased)52.965527.0244
chaste (not lustful)52.749624.9252
authoritarian (not democratic)52.756030.5239
feminist (not sexist)52.587228.918
mischievous (not well behaved)52.476230.8253
melee (not ranged)52.445229.325
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.266730.3226
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.248732.5149
avant-garde (not classical)52.251027.574
socialist (not libertarian)52.136828.1197
transient (not permanent)52.149229.298
linear (not circular)52.163032.325
hipster (not basic)52.040925.2242
formal (not intimate)52.063232.726
depressed (not bright)51.957529.6212
biased (not impartial)51.8102428.3226
😎 (not 🧐)51.668633.414
sheriff (not outlaw)51.564229.0239
straightforward (not cryptic)51.498131.9236
self-destructive (not self-improving)51.372029.427
low self esteem (not narcissistic)50.249525.230
💝 (not 💔)50.370037.118
skeptical (not spiritual)50.498432.2224
real (not philosophical)50.693731.5156
👻 (not 🤖)50.569732.125
😇 (not 😈)50.569826.922

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jason Bourne (0.856)
  2. Ellen Ripley (0.842)
  3. Aragorn (0.84)
  4. Carol Peletier (0.835)
  5. Trinity (0.828)
  1. Karen Smith (-0.601)
  2. Bob Pinciotti (-0.564)
  3. Kevin Malone (-0.56)
  4. Denny (-0.55)
  5. Nelson Bighetti (-0.548)

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 = 0.69)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.67)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.66)
  4. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.6)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.55)
  6. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.51)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.5)
  8. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.48)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.46)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.43)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.32)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.14)
  13. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.14)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.13)
  15. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.08)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.07)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.06)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.18)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.2)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.48)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.5)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.57)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.62)


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