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Sayid Jarrah Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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)92.01809.925
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.513712.5282
resourceful (not helpless)90.511613.8130
studious (not goof-off)89.9789.431
diligent (not lazy)89.826512.6273
coordinated (not clumsy)89.810111.6265
pro (not noob)88.817712.118
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.514312.751
competent (not incompetent)88.421114.5220
high IQ (not low IQ)88.426512.5207
introspective (not not introspective)87.51614.931
motivated (not unmotivated)87.537817.526
active (not slothful)87.416512.5219
street-smart (not sheltered)86.415914.6200
independent (not codependent)86.211517.1210
confidential (not gossiping)86.014315.6208
never cries (not often crying)85.89811.610
driven (not unambitious)85.738517.9209
masculine (not feminine)85.528415.8248
works hard (not plays hard)85.312316.1305
serious (not playful)84.417216.0232
sturdy (not flimsy)84.415416.237
rational (not whimsical)84.38416.9226
🧗 (not 🛌)84.216720.157
perceptive (not unobservant)84.136817.238
good-cook (not bad-cook)84.13814.627
on-time (not tardy)84.125815.652
deep (not shallow)83.77416.565
devoted (not unfaithful)83.645418.119
alert (not oblivious)83.420518.720
worldly (not innocent)83.321316.7284
complicated (not simple)83.318116.3218
pointed (not random)83.323522.723
earth (not air)83.16118.850
guarded (not open)83.127715.7281
important (not irrelevant)82.842219.741
mighty (not puny)82.623116.2251
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.419421.3246
stoic (not hypochondriac)82.35820.414
genius (not dunce)82.224316.3292
workaholic (not slacker)82.050117.7102
reserved (not chatty)81.814115.3233
private (not gregarious)81.415916.4271
master (not apprentice)81.334816.893
mature (not juvenile)81.120919.5115
frank (not sugarcoated)80.929615.920
dominant (not submissive)80.844018.7244
straight (not queer)80.838824.783
egalitarian (not racist)80.760614.624
factual (not exaggerating)80.711525.931
down2earth (not head@clouds)80.612920.8303
badass (not weakass)80.452921.931
gendered (not androgynous)80.352022.2129
spelunker (not claustrophobic)80.24821.935
romantic (not dispassionate)80.227019.443
secretive (not open-book)80.029621.933
methodical (not astonishing)79.911519.7266
valedictorian (not drop out)79.940425.624
high-tech (not low-tech)79.817322.1216
realistic (not fantastical)79.815818.831
indie (not pop)79.815618.419
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.626218.529
interesting (not tiresome)79.628419.9247
confident (not insecure)79.537419.8252
decisive (not hesitant)79.436620.1258
strict (not lenient)79.422516.8238
wise (not foolish)79.220916.6251
fast (not slow)78.831519.1285
alpha (not beta)78.843622.4223
suspicious (not awkward)78.725719.5301
healthy (not sickly)78.737521.7227
direct (not roundabout)78.732722.0267
mysterious (not unambiguous)78.716519.4218
scientific (not artistic)78.624020.4238
bold (not shy)78.477119.2263
attractive (not repulsive)78.257022.3238
prudish (not flirtatious)78.2775.16
sorrowful (not cheery)78.019417.3239
charismatic (not uninspiring)78.050219.9209
overachiever (not underachiever)77.954921.834
assertive (not passive)77.848519.2211
legit (not scrub)77.639617.329
utilitarian (not decorative)77.516521.9104
demanding (not unchallenging)77.556922.453
tasteful (not lewd)77.421520.0246
🤺 (not 🏌)77.339520.435
love-focused (not money-focused)77.350620.114
armoured (not vulnerable)77.230521.5217
believable (not poorly-written)77.147323.134
political (not nonpolitical)76.922123.4262
heroic (not villainous)76.860419.0245
queen (not princess)76.837025.411
practical (not imaginative)76.730722.3239
loveable (not punchable)76.631321.130
🌟 (not 💩)76.660023.153
neurotypical (not autistic)76.531721.1207
treasure (not trash)76.569120.244
sensible (not ludicrous)76.427521.6265
haunted (not blissful)76.338125.144
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.333521.9198
wooden (not plastic)76.323520.255
sad (not happy)76.223615.9229
respectful (not rude)76.139020.1255
tense (not relaxed)76.056421.0237
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)76.038822.9214
giving (not receiving)76.031316.926
precise (not vague)75.934423.2124
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.939523.6240
hunter (not gatherer)75.934427.537
spicy (not mild)75.842419.6239
technophile (not luddite)75.814724.3222
go-getter (not slugabed)75.768124.122
brave (not careful)75.734523.4253
charming (not awkward)75.640522.3222
prideful (not envious)75.533123.846
opinionated (not jealous)75.242917.618
stoic (not expressive)75.214723.1261
tactful (not indiscreet)75.124528.740
extraordinary (not mundane)75.147722.5245
loyal (not traitorous)74.984623.3224
specialist (not generalist)74.717722.0105
🐴 (not 🦄)74.725426.852
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.635925.921
dramatic (not comedic)74.547220.239
concise (not long-winded)74.311026.212
modest (not flamboyant)74.229423.1246
👽 (not 🤡)74.115919.152
resistant (not resigned)74.140125.3301
genuine (not sarcastic)74.026523.3246
logical (not emotional)73.920722.9237
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.936121.3142
hard (not soft)73.639021.394
intense (not lighthearted)73.655724.330
suspicious (not trusting)73.637923.4246
tight (not loose)73.644119.538
quiet (not loud)73.526021.8281
still (not twitchy)73.512128.065
eloquent (not unpolished)73.448925.3180
hard (not soft)73.240023.1255
Italian (not Swedish)73.222518.031
fire (not water)73.247327.843
devout (not heathen)73.121922.4235
mathematical (not literary)73.114224.4262
cool (not dorky)73.136128.628
sober (not indulgent)72.916224.5263
contrarian (not yes-man)72.932022.215
pensive (not serene)72.636924.934
outsider (not insider)71.624023.7168
beautiful (not ugly)71.594224.9122
distant (not touchy-feely)71.538716.119
triggered (not trolling)71.429826.428
paranoid (not naive)71.432821.825
cautious (not impulsive)71.230923.0274
neat (not messy)71.258224.0154
theist (not atheist)71.214726.7107
clean (not perverted)71.262027.333
unlucky (not fortunate)71.127422.7241
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.141422.4112
English (not German)71.180422.531
orderly (not chaotic)71.046426.0260
altruistic (not selfish)71.044922.0282
goth (not flower child)71.020225.116
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)70.959327.425
🧕 (not 💃)70.87726.654
analysis (not common sense)70.733330.026
🐮 (not 🐷)70.710723.361
curious (not apathetic)70.653324.6250
no-nonsense (not dramatic)70.427528.893
resolute (not wavering)70.354625.525
OCD (not ADHD)70.252427.026
frugal (not lavish)70.133621.6232
soulful (not soulless)70.084225.097
protagonist (not antagonist)70.075826.321
😊 (not 🤣)69.945423.655
bossy (not meek)69.976921.7254
oppressed (not privileged)69.919724.937
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.872724.5264
reliable (not experimental)69.741630.738
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.629223.4165
blacksmith (not tailor)69.625525.732
attentive (not interrupting)69.436622.828
grateful (not entitled)69.435425.448
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.334530.847
🥾 (not 👟)69.331729.549
generous (not stingy)69.354421.570
reasonable (not deranged)68.852525.325
hurried (not leisurely)68.732624.0219
minimalist (not pack rat)68.428823.932
calm (not anxious)68.324027.0255
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.238826.6254
realist (not idealist)68.235927.7105
gloomy (not sunny)68.250326.230
vibrant (not geriatric)68.268823.132
enlightened (not lost)68.127422.738
jaded (not innocent)68.069825.17
hoarder (not unprepared)67.940018.7172
profound (not ironic)67.920226.036
arcane (not mainstream)67.840423.9192
industrial (not domestic)67.828026.1101
scruffy (not manicured)67.734825.5215
🤠 (not 🤑)67.755424.949
🤐 (not 😜)67.739031.647
rebellious (not obedient)67.371926.2201
concrete (not abstract)67.343130.823
wild (not tame)67.268224.0226
📈 (not 📉)67.251329.745
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.252327.620
humorless (not funny)66.926923.6272
opinionated (not neutral)66.9115329.851
interested (not bored)66.876125.819
efficient (not overprepared)66.757630.732
moist (not dry)66.527125.525
sexual (not asexual)66.577723.641
consistent (not variable)66.351526.744
demure (not vain)66.233722.8199
equitable (not hypocritical)66.245625.2126
frenzied (not sleepy)66.295819.730
🐒 (not 🐩)66.134229.937
cynical (not gullible)66.167725.021
eastern (not western)65.95730.928
sage (not whippersnapper)65.828625.428
🥵 (not 🥶)65.841426.866
high standards (not desperate)65.764031.555
ferocious (not pacifist)65.669227.2231
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.646419.126
😭 (not 😀)65.633726.445
🐘 (not 🐀)65.635829.459
chortling (not giggling)65.563224.639
rugged (not refined)65.443724.7251
freelance (not corporate)65.467530.524
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.232932.050
machiavellian (not transparent)65.244227.114
obsessed (not aloof)65.161727.5274
deep (not epic)65.025330.825
disarming (not creepy)64.986924.183
vintage (not trendy)64.983726.434
rigid (not flexible)64.852825.4225
deviant (not average)64.866722.3143
objective (not subjective)64.821926.7103
extreme (not moderate)64.576524.3234
presidential (not folksy)64.557025.640
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.564730.063
empath (not psychopath)64.279726.931
honorable (not cunning)64.165829.1275
emancipated (not enslaved)64.077526.8193
dog person (not cat person)64.047932.822
introvert (not extrovert)63.837625.7271
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.866324.9241
rock (not rap)63.8118724.917
🧠 (not 💪)63.592928.456
kind (not cruel)63.499323.9267
open-minded (not close-minded)63.468325.3198
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.254727.0224
radical (not centrist)63.247533.612
💀 (not 🎃)63.154929.574
involved (not remote)62.994728.6241
proper (not scandalous)62.857727.7201
traumatized (not flourishing)62.777430.135
vengeful (not forgiving)62.661426.9228
serious (not bold)62.543731.5276
child free (not pronatalist)62.574528.4169
empirical (not theoretical)62.341330.7242
chic (not cheesy)62.246625.517
emotional (not unemotional)62.195929.115
punk rock (not preppy)61.649029.340
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)61.682228.229
prestigious (not disreputable)61.583328.1169
humble (not arrogant)61.449325.7238
charming (not trusting)61.461727.3258
miserable (not joyful)61.474721.720
🧢 (not 🎩)61.458530.843
realistic (not ambitious)61.333131.943
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.156128.5234
cultured (not rustic)61.179025.117
tall (not short)60.974721.3228
rough (not smooth)60.953227.7215
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.953729.051
angry (not good-humored)60.849824.0214
white knight (not bad boy)60.878325.717
work-first (not family-first)60.763829.3218
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.765131.546
patient (not impatient)60.639630.790
🤖 (not 👻)60.547433.558
sane (not crazy)60.356727.222
kinky (not vanilla)60.260625.8225
macho (not metrosexual)59.941825.933
stylish (not slovenly)59.888427.7264
nurturing (not poisonous)59.885825.898
one-faced (not two-faced)59.894932.355
edgy (not politically correct)59.774026.6274
not genocidal (not genocidal)59.7107429.923
creative (not conventional)59.671028.9247
🦇 (not 🐿)59.551130.139
stubborn (not accommodating)59.5111534.361
night owl (not morning lark)59.482329.4108
rural (not urban)59.432328.633
shy (not playful)59.226323.2249
thick (not thin)59.245223.7129
backdoor (not official)59.270529.6179
human (not animalistic)59.1108927.2204
vegan (not cannibal)59.167529.737
complimentary (not insulting)59.073025.391
reasoned (not instinctual)58.548530.0291
reclusive (not social)58.556426.431
formal (not intimate)58.363231.133
chosen one (not everyman)58.374428.925
🥰 (not 🙃)58.268230.373
🐐 (not 🦒)58.286828.155
fixable (not unfixable)58.285433.829
mad (not glad)58.179023.227
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.165633.547
unorthodox (not traditional)58.078430.8104
compersive (not jealous)57.961027.6234
historical (not modern)57.856625.3147
liberal (not conservative)57.890126.229
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.759932.329
civilized (not barbaric)57.6103826.7281
quarrelsome (not warm)57.677725.3255
poor (not rich)57.653524.5191
varied (not repetitive)57.436525.595
monotone (not expressive)57.443431.525
existentialist (not nihilist)57.192629.789
🤫 (not 🤔)56.938336.044
multicolored (not monochrome)56.565829.689
individualist (not communal)56.390231.3122
thrifty (not extravagant)56.373528.738
feminist (not sexist)56.2106928.422
fresh (not stinky)56.2109426.733
stable (not moody)56.140229.2234
💝 (not 💔)56.175336.838
explorer (not builder)56.075732.0214
French (not Russian)56.093131.127
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.042225.238
😇 (not 😈)55.979627.040
pretentious (not unassuming)55.885427.222
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)55.739531.336
😏 (not 😬)55.783429.963
factual (not poetic)55.785628.328
orange (not purple)55.666830.7173
young (not old)55.5100318.3273
crafty (not scholarly)55.592428.8212
exhibitionist (not bashful)55.598632.033
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.3112224.823
🎨 (not 🏀)55.397032.258
summer (not winter)55.078027.511
literal (not metaphorical)54.7101630.4232
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.764929.6198
😎 (not 🧐)54.782636.048
musical (not off-key)54.758125.921
normal (not weird)54.657425.4259
bitter (not sweet)54.676626.1247
captain (not first-mate)54.679134.4213
offended (not chill)54.588928.651
muddy (not washed)54.453033.217
intellectual (not physical)54.3105026.4258
angelic (not demonic)54.392923.8230
bookish (not sporty)54.3100828.6202
statist (not anarchist)54.379532.422
subdued (not exuberant)54.355026.038
doer (not thinker)54.0108932.564
feisty (not gracious)53.8115928.5202
nerd (not jock)53.795726.8257
Roman (not Greek)53.773728.027
fighter (not lover)53.778530.138
cooperative (not competitive)53.657530.8229
🥴 (not 🥳)53.690733.031
proactive (not reactive)53.659927.511
accepting (not judgemental)53.573530.4144
cold (not warm)53.471426.2232
wholesome (not salacious)53.394730.826
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)53.366129.635
zany (not regular)53.293421.519
authoritarian (not democratic)53.169730.4239
avant-garde (not classical)53.162527.973
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.198526.440
chaste (not lustful)53.064424.8255
tautology (not oxymoron)53.040833.314
non-gamer (not gamer)52.9103530.828
always down (not picky)52.956323.726
hipster (not basic)52.757324.8238
monastic (not hedonist)52.760023.221
self-destructive (not self-improving)52.689328.535
linear (not circular)52.680432.029
freak (not normie)52.692927.845
predictable (not quirky)52.675227.018
pure (not debased)52.588327.3246
transient (not permanent)52.562028.796
mischievous (not well behaved)52.498231.1254
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.487530.1232
sheriff (not outlaw)52.482528.8232
socialist (not libertarian)52.050828.2198
Pepsi (not Coke)52.066735.051
biased (not impartial)51.9134928.3227
melee (not ranged)51.658326.832
cocky (not timid)51.6127225.921
depressed (not bright)51.579329.6212
skeptical (not spiritual)51.3127132.3227
straightforward (not cryptic)51.2129231.6234
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.182532.2146
real (not philosophical)50.5123631.9163

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 (0.857)
  2. Ellen Ripley (0.843)
  3. Aragorn (0.842)
  4. Carol Peletier (0.829)
  5. Zoe Washburne (0.819)
  6. Michael Scofield (0.818)
  7. Trinity (0.818)
  8. John Wick (0.817)
  9. Tobias 'Four' Eaton (0.817)
  10. Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (0.815)
  1. Karen Smith (-0.605)
  2. Connor Roy (-0.599)
  3. Bob Pinciotti (-0.55)
  4. James Taggart (-0.537)
  5. Kevin Malone (-0.535)
  6. The Deep (-0.534)
  7. Nelson Bighetti (-0.525)
  8. Denny (-0.525)
  9. Homer Simpson (-0.52)
  10. Jake Harper (-0.512)

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.



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