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Sayid Jarrah Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
persistent (not quitter)92.02109.726
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.614112.4283
resourceful (not helpless)90.513413.7131
studious (not goof-off)90.0989.636
diligent (not lazy)89.831212.6273
coordinated (not clumsy)89.812111.6267
high IQ (not low IQ)88.529412.5208
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.516512.751
competent (not incompetent)88.424514.5220
pro (not noob)87.824012.020
active (not slothful)87.321012.5220
motivated (not unmotivated)87.048417.328
street-smart (not sheltered)86.417614.6201
independent (not codependent)86.212917.1210
confidential (not gossiping)86.116915.6209
driven (not unambitious)85.844217.9210
introspective (not not introspective)85.73117.832
masculine (not feminine)85.631215.8249
devoted (not unfaithful)85.541716.425
works hard (not plays hard)85.313616.1305
sturdy (not flimsy)84.816416.039
perceptive (not unobservant)84.838117.040
serious (not playful)84.420916.0232
on-time (not tardy)84.427915.653
rational (not whimsical)84.39516.9226
alert (not oblivious)84.220417.723
🧗 (not 🛌)84.220919.859
good-cook (not bad-cook)84.14214.328
deep (not shallow)83.69116.267
worldly (not innocent)83.324016.7284
pointed (not random)83.326522.723
guarded (not open)83.131915.7281
complicated (not simple)83.121816.7220
stoic (not hypochondriac)83.16319.717
important (not irrelevant)83.049419.443
earth (not air)83.06818.552
never cries (not often crying)82.916313.018
mighty (not puny)82.626116.2251
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.422521.2248
genius (not dunce)82.228616.3292
workaholic (not slacker)82.058217.7102
reserved (not chatty)81.817315.3234
private (not gregarious)81.419316.4271
egalitarian (not racist)81.463714.825
master (not apprentice)81.339316.893
frank (not sugarcoated)81.133215.621
mature (not juvenile)81.124519.5115
dominant (not submissive)80.848718.7244
straight (not queer)80.840524.783
factual (not exaggerating)80.713925.532
down2earth (not head@clouds)80.614920.8303
valedictorian (not drop out)80.643025.425
secretive (not open-book)80.532721.535
badass (not weakass)80.459721.931
gendered (not androgynous)80.358522.2129
methodical (not astonishing)80.013019.7267
high-tech (not low-tech)79.820822.1216
realistic (not fantastical)79.718718.532
confident (not insecure)79.641619.8255
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.631018.529
interesting (not tiresome)79.631519.9247
strict (not lenient)79.525016.8240
wise (not foolish)79.223816.6251
indie (not pop)79.219917.225
decisive (not hesitant)79.143120.3261
romantic (not dispassionate)79.035020.845
fast (not slow)78.936419.1286
healthy (not sickly)78.841521.5231
direct (not roundabout)78.736821.9269
alpha (not beta)78.749322.3225
mysterious (not unambiguous)78.718719.4218
suspicious (not awkward)78.628519.4303
spelunker (not claustrophobic)78.68423.537
scientific (not artistic)78.528720.4239
bold (not shy)78.487919.2263
concise (not long-winded)78.46522.220
attractive (not repulsive)78.264922.3238
overachiever (not underachiever)78.163321.535
sorrowful (not cheery)78.022117.3240
charismatic (not uninspiring)78.057419.9209
🤺 (not 🏌)77.944020.536
assertive (not passive)77.854419.2211
utilitarian (not decorative)77.518221.9104
demanding (not unchallenging)77.563722.453
armoured (not vulnerable)77.234021.5217
tasteful (not lewd)77.125620.3247
political (not nonpolitical)77.025223.3264
🌟 (not 💩)77.068823.054
treasure (not trash)76.975720.245
heroic (not villainous)76.870119.0245
believable (not poorly-written)76.855822.835
practical (not imaginative)76.735122.3239
tactful (not indiscreet)76.722428.343
legit (not scrub)76.750418.532
loveable (not punchable)76.635621.130
sensible (not ludicrous)76.529321.6267
neurotypical (not autistic)76.532721.1208
wooden (not plastic)76.426120.156
haunted (not blissful)76.443424.845
sad (not happy)76.326915.8232
precise (not vague)76.238023.0127
respectful (not rude)76.143920.1255
tense (not relaxed)76.065221.0237
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.037522.2200
giving (not receiving)76.035516.926
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.943923.6241
patriotic (not unpatriotic)75.935623.526
hunter (not gatherer)75.938927.537
brave (not careful)75.838623.4254
spicy (not mild)75.846819.6240
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)75.845423.0216
charming (not awkward)75.643622.3223
technophile (not luddite)75.617124.5223
go-getter (not slugabed)75.678523.227
opinionated (not jealous)75.647217.219
prideful (not envious)75.536623.846
stoic (not expressive)75.318023.0263
🐴 (not 🦄)75.328126.554
dramatic (not comedic)75.350920.141
extraordinary (not mundane)75.154322.4246
loyal (not traitorous)75.098323.3225
specialist (not generalist)74.719722.0105
modest (not flamboyant)74.432423.1248
👽 (not 🤡)74.318418.953
resistant (not resigned)74.144825.2302
tight (not loose)74.147819.240
genuine (not sarcastic)74.032023.3246
cool (not dorky)74.038028.529
logical (not emotional)73.925022.9237
hard (not soft)73.643321.394
intense (not lighthearted)73.663524.330
suspicious (not trusting)73.643923.4247
quiet (not loud)73.530121.8286
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.541821.5144
still (not twitchy)73.514228.065
eloquent (not unpolished)73.455325.2182
devout (not heathen)73.223722.4238
mathematical (not literary)73.216224.4263
hard (not soft)73.245123.0256
love-focused (not money-focused)73.274022.823
Italian (not Swedish)73.125917.732
sober (not indulgent)72.917624.4264
pensive (not serene)72.642024.934
clean (not perverted)72.168527.334
triggered (not trolling)72.033525.830
theist (not atheist)71.816426.5111
outsider (not insider)71.726923.6169
beautiful (not ugly)71.5108124.9122
fire (not water)71.559729.544
paranoid (not naive)71.438921.825
neat (not messy)71.265624.0154
unlucky (not fortunate)71.131822.7241
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.147222.4112
cautious (not impulsive)71.136022.9275
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)71.166726.926
altruistic (not selfish)71.051622.0282
attentive (not interrupting)70.936822.231
orderly (not chaotic)70.852226.1263
🧕 (not 💃)70.810126.654
🐮 (not 🐷)70.712423.361
curious (not apathetic)70.662524.5251
no-nonsense (not dramatic)70.631028.794
contrarian (not yes-man)70.545523.319
cynical (not gullible)70.362824.926
analysis (not common sense)70.239829.333
OCD (not ADHD)70.257127.026
frugal (not lavish)70.139021.5234
bossy (not meek)70.085521.7255
soulful (not soulless)70.097425.097
😊 (not 🤣)69.953823.655
blacksmith (not tailor)69.929025.333
🥾 (not 👟)69.937329.550
gloomy (not sunny)69.753326.032
reliable (not experimental)69.747330.738
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.784024.4266
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.734123.3167
English (not German)69.5102724.032
grateful (not entitled)69.441325.448
minimalist (not pack rat)69.429023.634
oppressed (not privileged)69.424524.838
protagonist (not antagonist)69.490526.028
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.339930.847
generous (not stingy)69.362621.570
distant (not touchy-feely)68.952618.322
hurried (not leisurely)68.737524.0220
realist (not idealist)68.540327.7107
resolute (not wavering)68.571726.626
queen (not princess)68.569826.916
interested (not bored)68.478025.221
calm (not anxious)68.328127.0255
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.244126.6256
vibrant (not geriatric)68.277723.132
🤠 (not 🤑)68.163324.850
enlightened (not lost)68.130122.738
hoarder (not unprepared)67.947118.7173
arcane (not mainstream)67.845723.9192
🤐 (not 😜)67.846331.348
scruffy (not manicured)67.740325.5215
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.659827.021
efficient (not overprepared)67.560530.533
reasonable (not deranged)67.464124.428
rebellious (not obedient)67.381726.2201
wild (not tame)67.277524.0226
industrial (not domestic)67.233926.7102
📈 (not 📉)67.260929.745
jaded (not innocent)67.284822.017
profound (not ironic)67.027326.237
opinionated (not neutral)66.9129929.851
frenzied (not sleepy)66.8104119.831
high standards (not desperate)66.668631.257
humorless (not funny)66.631523.8274
🐒 (not 🐩)66.637629.638
sexual (not asexual)66.586723.641
sage (not whippersnapper)66.331025.129
demure (not vain)66.239422.8199
equitable (not hypocritical)66.253925.2126
consistent (not variable)66.259427.246
chortling (not giggling)66.168124.640
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.050118.927
eastern (not western)65.97030.928
🐘 (not 🐀)65.839529.260
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.836931.951
🥵 (not 🥶)65.849126.866
ferocious (not pacifist)65.778427.2232
😭 (not 😀)65.638626.445
rugged (not refined)65.451424.7251
freelance (not corporate)65.476830.524
obsessed (not aloof)65.270627.5275
concrete (not abstract)65.258431.824
deviant (not average)65.075222.4144
presidential (not folksy)64.963125.441
vintage (not trendy)64.997426.434
rigid (not flexible)64.860425.4227
moist (not dry)64.736926.626
deep (not epic)64.730131.027
dog person (not cat person)64.751432.827
objective (not subjective)64.626926.7106
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.673629.864
extreme (not moderate)64.585324.3234
traumatized (not flourishing)64.584330.337
disarming (not creepy)64.3101924.584
honorable (not cunning)64.176129.1275
miserable (not joyful)64.176022.522
introvert (not extrovert)64.043725.7272
emancipated (not enslaved)64.090526.8193
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.974124.9242
rock (not rap)63.8137124.917
radical (not centrist)63.753833.216
kind (not cruel)63.6114523.9269
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.561526.9228
main character (not side character)63.570428.513
open-minded (not close-minded)63.279725.3199
🧠 (not 💪)63.2106128.257
involved (not remote)63.1106928.5244
💀 (not 🎃)63.163229.574
proper (not scandalous)62.865427.7201
vengeful (not forgiving)62.668626.9228
child free (not pronatalist)62.586728.4169
serious (not bold)62.349331.6277
machiavellian (not transparent)62.357928.415
empirical (not theoretical)62.246230.7243
empath (not psychopath)62.296826.935
🧢 (not 🎩)62.165030.445
sane (not crazy)61.960827.726
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.758729.252
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.572431.747
goth (not flower child)61.543328.925
humble (not arrogant)61.457225.7239
tall (not short)61.483321.2245
charming (not trusting)61.468427.3258
prestigious (not disreputable)61.494528.1170
realistic (not ambitious)61.339631.943
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.063928.4235
macho (not metrosexual)61.044425.535
punk rock (not preppy)61.058329.141
rough (not smooth)60.862127.7216
angry (not good-humored)60.857224.0214
🤖 (not 👻)60.853933.359
patient (not impatient)60.446430.592
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)60.496728.430
work-first (not family-first)60.373329.4220
kinky (not vanilla)60.269525.8225
chosen one (not everyman)60.275728.529
nurturing (not poisonous)60.097325.899
not genocidal (not genocidal)60.0123330.329
chic (not cheesy)60.061425.020
stubborn (not accommodating)59.9125134.262
stylish (not slovenly)59.899827.7264
edgy (not politically correct)59.884026.5276
one-faced (not two-faced)59.8108332.355
creative (not conventional)59.679828.9247
vegan (not cannibal)59.678329.438
summer (not winter)59.673926.718
proactive (not reactive)59.638926.917
🦇 (not 🐿)59.557830.139
tautology (not oxymoron)59.517733.520
night owl (not morning lark)59.493529.4108
thick (not thin)59.351023.6130
muddy (not washed)59.344831.023
human (not animalistic)59.2125427.1205
backdoor (not official)59.280129.6179
reclusive (not social)59.162726.232
shy (not playful)59.031723.3250
complimentary (not insulting)59.084325.993
liberal (not conservative)58.999626.430
rural (not urban)58.739528.434
fixable (not unfixable)58.795033.732
reasoned (not instinctual)58.555530.0291
🐐 (not 🦒)58.598928.056
cultured (not rustic)58.597527.126
formal (not intimate)58.472530.634
compersive (not jealous)58.171927.6236
mad (not glad)58.189223.227
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.176433.547
historical (not modern)58.066625.3148
unorthodox (not traditional)58.090330.8104
monotone (not expressive)58.048531.026
emotional (not unemotional)57.9124730.924
poor (not rich)57.762624.5192
🥰 (not 🙃)57.780830.675
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.767332.329
civilized (not barbaric)57.6118526.7281
quarrelsome (not warm)57.488325.4257
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.445825.540
French (not Russian)57.297831.328
existentialist (not nihilist)57.1104929.789
white knight (not bad boy)57.0100028.820
varied (not repetitive)56.943625.896
🤫 (not 🤔)56.943936.044
monastic (not hedonist)56.851123.825
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.743931.437
multicolored (not monochrome)56.575029.689
stable (not moody)56.245529.2235
feminist (not sexist)56.2124228.422
💝 (not 💔)56.188436.838
explorer (not builder)56.087932.0214
orange (not purple)55.777230.6174
individualist (not communal)55.7105231.4126
factual (not poetic)55.797728.328
🎨 (not 🏀)55.7110132.159
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.6125724.424
thrifty (not extravagant)55.687428.639
young (not old)55.5115518.3273
crafty (not scholarly)55.5105428.8212
fresh (not stinky)55.4127226.734
statist (not anarchist)55.288131.923
😇 (not 😈)55.294226.941
🥴 (not 🥳)55.196633.532
bitter (not sweet)54.885626.1250
exhibitionist (not bashful)54.8113431.535
literal (not metaphorical)54.7115630.3233
😎 (not 🧐)54.794436.048
normal (not weird)54.664325.4259
captain (not first-mate)54.690234.4213
angelic (not demonic)54.5106123.9231
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.574929.7199
😏 (not 😬)54.5102130.466
offended (not chill)54.5101728.651
doer (not thinker)54.5122332.967
bookish (not sporty)54.3115228.6202
subdued (not exuberant)54.365226.038
intellectual (not physical)54.1119926.3260
cocky (not timid)54.1138627.324
fighter (not lover)54.090030.240
nerd (not jock)53.9109126.9258
cooperative (not competitive)53.867030.8230
feisty (not gracious)53.7130628.5203
accepting (not judgemental)53.785630.3147
Roman (not Greek)53.784828.027
cold (not warm)53.480926.2232
linear (not circular)53.388231.730
wholesome (not salacious)53.2108830.128
self-destructive (not self-improving)53.298728.236
chaste (not lustful)53.174824.8256
authoritarian (not democratic)53.178130.4239
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.1111026.440
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)53.175431.037
avant-garde (not classical)53.072227.874
hipster (not basic)52.967024.8239
freak (not normie)52.6104127.845
predictable (not quirky)52.685427.424
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.598330.1233
pure (not debased)52.5102027.3248
transient (not permanent)52.571528.697
zany (not regular)52.5107322.024
ranged (not melee)52.4114727.735
mischievous (not well behaved)52.2111231.1256
sheriff (not outlaw)52.295528.8234
socialist (not libertarian)52.063728.2198
pretentious (not unassuming)52.0110927.725
musical (not off-key)52.079126.223
flirtatious (not prudish)51.8107531.115
biased (not impartial)51.6154928.3229
skeptical (not spiritual)51.4143632.4230
depressed (not bright)51.493229.5213
straightforward (not cryptic)51.2147931.6234
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.195332.2146
non-gamer (not gamer)51.1124331.729
Pepsi (not Coke)51.182334.953
picky (not always down)51.1118225.428
real (not philosophical)50.3142031.9164

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jason Bourne (0.858)
  2. Aragorn (0.847)
  3. Ellen Ripley (0.843)
  4. Carol Peletier (0.832)
  5. Tobias 'Four' Eaton (0.83)
  6. Hwang Jun-ho (0.826)
  7. Michael Scofield (0.823)
  8. John Wick (0.823)
  9. Trinity (0.822)
  10. Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (0.82)
  1. Karen Smith (-0.603)
  2. Connor Roy (-0.591)
  3. Bob Pinciotti (-0.547)
  4. James Taggart (-0.543)
  5. Kevin Malone (-0.537)
  6. The Deep (-0.533)
  7. Nelson Bighetti (-0.529)
  8. Denny (-0.524)
  9. Homer Simpson (-0.514)
  10. Jake Harper (-0.507)

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 Sayid Jarrah to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Sayid Jarrah is described identify as.

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


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