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Desmond Hume Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Desmond Hume 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
cursed (not blessed)91.63111.55
strong identity (not social chameleon)90.31127.54
persistent (not quitter)89.239219.821
communist (not capitalist)89.0108.04
insomniac (not slumbering)88.85011.54
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)87.425314.17
world traveler (not homebody)87.01157.93
parental (not childlike)86.71959.34
handshakes (not hugs)85.53135.44
noble (not jovial)85.01030.01
motivated (not unmotivated)84.664715.721
diligent (not lazy)84.167718.0201
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)83.81685.24
perceptive (not unobservant)83.744017.331
competent (not incompetent)83.347417.9181
high IQ (not low IQ)83.054413.7160
unstable (not stable)83.02459.74
rock (not rap)82.618218.122
cassanova (not love shy)82.61507.45
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.412015.3180
active (not slothful)81.553418.8190
wired (not tired)81.515212.46
nonconformist (not social climber)81.419621.110
people-person (not things-person)81.317621.810
attractive (not repulsive)81.251719.9214
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.445117.8189
driven (not unambitious)80.377320.2182
charmer (not buffoon)80.239629.15
supportive (not catty)80.230017.36
interesting (not tiresome)80.029820.6242
badass (not weakass)79.463323.121
creator (not consumer)79.32589.43
egalitarian (not racist)79.276921.518
haunted (not blissful)79.132912.126
alert (not oblivious)79.040216.223
soulful (not soulless)78.859121.089
extraordinary (not mundane)78.740422.2227
masculine (not feminine)78.355718.2250
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.330123.843
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)78.38024.428
heroic (not villainous)77.468223.8213
engineerial (not lawyerly)77.215218.15
secretive (not open-book)77.043718.743
confidential (not gossiping)76.954321.6167
introspective (not not introspective)76.923815.840
🧗 (not 🛌)76.644424.551
focused (not absentminded)76.476118.99
obsessed (not aloof)76.329121.8243
spelunker (not claustrophobic)76.313623.728
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)76.038031.24
loyal (not traitorous)75.994326.0212
resourceful (not helpless)75.986223.4115
gendered (not androgynous)75.788824.174
intuitive (not analytical)75.725134.04
accurate (not off target)75.651212.85
sincere (not irreverent)75.653529.37
self-disciplined (not disorganized)75.674524.4245
popular (not rejected)75.531529.88
moderate (not gluttonous)75.440718.69
coordinated (not clumsy)75.464321.9260
good-cook (not bad-cook)75.313016.329
complicated (not simple)75.350821.9209
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.234622.1135
insightful (not generic)75.249920.76
vintage (not trendy)75.053614.333
charming (not awkward)74.947023.7231
frenzied (not sleepy)74.755322.233
bold (not shy)74.6104121.7224
workaholic (not slacker)74.492620.595
anti-prank (not prankster)74.255521.75
believable (not poorly-written)74.275219.425
smug (not sheepish)74.165027.010
works hard (not plays hard)74.059921.7223
healthy (not sickly)73.965123.7239
straight (not queer)73.873925.3107
kind (not cruel)73.879423.1250
seemly (not inappropriate)73.852314.04
pro (not noob)73.778725.526
curious (not apathetic)73.747723.5228
handy (not can't-fix-anything)73.562023.44
go-getter (not slugabed)73.491018.424
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.452225.5211
romantic (not dispassionate)73.257823.235
overachiever (not underachiever)73.285122.437
indie (not pop)73.039527.426
cliché (not original)73.01820.01
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.971724.5263
spirited (not lifeless)72.686724.97
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.579132.224
wolf (not bear)72.444628.25
friendly (not unfriendly)72.477433.07
flawed (not perfect)72.364226.56
treasure (not trash)72.3100128.355
genius (not dunce)72.263619.4256
beautiful (not ugly)72.2105423.0107
deep (not shallow)72.149026.750
utilitarian (not decorative)72.041023.092
dog person (not cat person)71.931428.819
leader (not follower)71.878017.06
kangaroo (not dolphin)71.822722.35
resolute (not wavering)71.757926.019
love-focused (not money-focused)71.679235.49
fast (not slow)71.570922.4236
vibrant (not geriatric)71.565026.232
maverick (not conformist)71.368021.26
outsider (not insider)71.328126.9139
reclusive (not social)71.333125.126
withdrawn (not outgoing)71.227810.55
intense (not lighthearted)71.172527.333
knowledgeable (not ignorant)71.083827.538
tasteful (not lewd)70.754323.3190
white knight (not bad boy)70.757325.418
tense (not relaxed)70.691125.1228
cryptic (not straightforward)70.510824.9231
specialist (not generalist)70.535923.987
human (not animalistic)70.386225.1180
sturdy (not flimsy)70.371525.333
serious (not playful)70.270323.3232
worldly (not innocent)70.279825.1240
mighty (not puny)70.176320.2231
interested (not bored)70.168026.424
chortling (not giggling)70.047722.318
honorable (not cunning)69.954427.0252
independent (not codependent)69.969830.5207
important (not irrelevant)69.9113228.236
all-seeing (not blind)69.847024.25
pensive (not serene)69.859917.417
sorrowful (not cheery)69.755723.0214
hoarder (not unprepared)69.737521.0167
dramatic (not comedic)69.776828.824
eloquent (not unpolished)69.767224.8194
giving (not receiving)69.761325.622
frank (not sugarcoated)69.786420.722
arcane (not mainstream)69.639522.9224
philosophical (not real)69.611026.2149
studious (not goof-off)69.686829.240
open-minded (not close-minded)69.552225.0206
mature (not juvenile)69.458322.0113
empath (not psychopath)69.173327.033
👽 (not 🤡)69.034325.342
respectful (not rude)68.966624.4227
freelance (not corporate)68.966932.427
confident (not insecure)68.782025.8240
existentialist (not nihilist)68.732428.089
legit (not scrub)68.791828.327
OCD (not ADHD)68.764526.222
unlucky (not fortunate)68.541628.8215
protagonist (not antagonist)68.594221.211
🥾 (not 👟)68.440331.559
tactful (not indiscreet)68.356920.820
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)68.236630.76
altruistic (not selfish)68.161827.2229
stylish (not slovenly)68.171823.2240
metaphorical (not literal)68.015126.7227
English (not German)68.0112832.941
Constant PDA (not Hates PDA)68.02950.01
liberal (not conservative)67.963226.015
manic (not mild)67.871720.05
suspicious (not awkward)67.772624.2229
minimalist (not pack rat)67.735422.817
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.788624.331
opinionated (not jealous)67.692125.817
street-smart (not sheltered)67.575827.2208
coarse (not delicate)67.565719.811
paranoid (not naive)67.455028.619
earth (not air)67.455125.531
lover (not fighter)67.446027.532
scientific (not artistic)67.360425.6203
civilized (not barbaric)67.288323.8242
charming (not trusting)67.249525.6214
pointed (not random)67.298629.928
tall (not short)67.163219.6213
complimentary (not insulting)67.059423.774
unorthodox (not traditional)67.064025.981
🤠 (not 🤑)67.068229.634
🤺 (not 🏌)67.091232.842
unannoying (not annoying)67.043631.26
innovative (not routine)67.058043.23
assertive (not passive)66.996423.5173
eager (not reluctant)66.970929.111
explorer (not builder)66.752028.8215
cool (not dorky)66.762923.927
poetic (not factual)66.733124.821
loveable (not punchable)66.673133.632
factual (not exaggerating)66.651830.237
private (not gregarious)66.573726.5249
attentive (not interrupting)66.552828.330
cocky (not timid)66.498125.919
sad (not happy)66.369522.4209
sexual (not asexual)66.387727.635
opinionated (not neutral)66.3132326.166
wise (not foolish)66.262524.0235
demanding (not unchallenging)66.2114026.646
creative (not conventional)66.059726.3248
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.082426.329
sassy (not chill)66.092634.84
guarded (not open)65.9104526.4232
devout (not heathen)65.948925.5229
twitchy (not still)65.967228.938
wild (not tame)65.882423.3163
wooden (not plastic)65.881030.045
😊 (not 🤣)65.770827.540
French (not Russian)65.753427.935
traumatized (not flourishing)65.680124.625
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.529829.4231
intellectual (not physical)65.388224.2235
transient (not permanent)65.323328.382
neurotypical (not autistic)65.2100525.3208
brave (not careful)65.080728.9247
genuine (not sarcastic)65.061027.7201
miserable (not joyful)64.873524.129
profound (not ironic)64.834428.230
activist (not nonpartisan)64.881925.610
positive (not negative)64.768122.06
disarming (not creepy)64.6100926.689
idealist (not realist)64.549928.893
wholesome (not salacious)64.575424.724
master (not apprentice)64.493226.599
😏 (not 😬)64.462428.842
jaded (not innocent)64.492131.416
woke (not problematic)64.452216.75
physicist (not photographer)64.353531.910
high-tech (not low-tech)64.258427.3193
hygienic (not gross)64.1124813.38
efficient (not overprepared)64.084533.029
prideful (not envious)64.0108428.435
spiritual (not skeptical)63.924929.5235
alpha (not beta)63.993127.8198
hurried (not leisurely)63.959925.4167
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.874527.9214
angelic (not demonic)63.877824.1246
theist (not atheist)63.733129.278
🧠 (not 💪)63.7104329.256
resentful (not euphoric)63.780319.47
entrepreneur (not employee)63.786833.78
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.691927.6175
zany (not regular)63.672028.033
pretentious (not unassuming)63.568030.630
sage (not whippersnapper)63.540923.622
cultured (not rustic)63.578631.114
generous (not stingy)63.484926.151
pure (not debased)63.368925.1193
resistant (not resigned)63.2109628.6227
clean (not perverted)63.298627.437
decisive (not hesitant)63.1103127.0223
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)63.183131.49
hopeful (not fearful)63.084327.64
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.858529.043
circular (not linear)62.834624.931
expressive (not monotone)62.887128.924
biased (not impartial)62.795426.3177
warm (not cold)62.776226.5187
nurturing (not poisonous)62.788727.695
🎨 (not 🏀)62.793530.552
old-fashioned (not progressive)62.756214.84
weird (not normal)62.679525.5251
western (not eastern)62.683925.024
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)62.690929.334
suspicious (not trusting)62.575729.3203
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.466924.727
extreme (not moderate)62.392924.1202
patient (not impatient)62.342029.698
ranged (not melee)62.347030.229
dominant (not submissive)62.2103424.9228
spicy (not mild)62.290925.3246
🥰 (not 🙃)62.264231.455
backdoor (not official)62.168828.0177
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.181328.295
reassuring (not fearmongering)62.081030.119
chill (not offended)61.942126.325
strict (not lenient)61.876324.8194
moody (not stable)61.898525.8205
democratic (not authoritarian)61.872328.9206
🐘 (not 🐀)61.853931.944
fantastical (not realistic)61.853226.720
anxious (not calm)61.782028.7232
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.758634.339
equitable (not hypocritical)61.571927.599
monastic (not hedonist)61.531424.915
hard-work (not natural-talent)61.588728.653
meaningful (not pointless)61.5128736.74
😭 (not 😀)61.454427.044
gloomy (not sunny)61.379025.834
accepting (not judgemental)61.262629.4127
deliberate (not spontaneous)61.196029.3241
contrarian (not yes-man)61.188327.425
quiet (not loud)61.065725.3253
sweet (not bitter)61.072026.5231
crazy (not sane)61.069519.820
folksy (not presidential)61.057625.121
dystopian (not utopian)61.064325.57
modest (not flamboyant)60.979226.8219
deviant (not average)60.991224.9157
🐮 (not 🐷)60.965932.239
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.953026.229
grateful (not entitled)60.967731.233
good-manners (not bad-manners)60.9102824.58
rebellious (not obedient)60.898729.7206
stoic (not hypochondriac)60.880821.712
outdoorsy (not indoorsy)60.863828.96
unmeddlesome (not prying)60.821229.88
fresh (not stinky)60.7111828.321
unfrivolous (not goofy)60.790835.03
exuberant (not subdued)60.681528.123
mechanical (not natural)60.656222.25
demure (not vain)60.461324.5223
📈 (not 📉)60.499433.743
exhibitionist (not bashful)60.488327.834
compersive (not jealous)60.363727.2149
thin (not thick)60.388224.0124
bossy (not meek)60.2116122.6203
👻 (not 🤖)60.268331.449
frugal (not lavish)60.177927.1200
moist (not dry)60.155232.025
analysis (not common sense)60.175126.621
privileged (not oppressed)60.0107630.928
fixable (not unfixable)60.089028.234
💀 (not 🎃)60.072628.958
blacksmith (not tailor)59.850328.929
good-humored (not angry)59.787427.3208
emotional (not unemotional)59.7119128.723
chic (not cheesy)59.662625.722
grumpy (not cheery)59.688633.25
overthinker (not underthinker)59.6124127.75
technophile (not luddite)59.557325.8162
playful (not shy)59.4115026.0229
🤐 (not 😜)59.476032.034
musical (not off-key)59.452129.231
junkie (not straight edge)59.440127.45
ambitious (not realistic)59.393835.042
summer (not winter)59.274928.115
individualist (not communal)59.192430.587
🌟 (not 💩)59.1132731.543
stubborn (not accommodating)59.0129031.552
forward (not repressed)59.097329.23
rugged (not refined)58.866927.3240
reserved (not chatty)58.877727.5232
scruffy (not manicured)58.858029.0191
quirky (not predictable)58.870626.518
savory (not sweet)58.890625.88
radical (not centrist)58.776131.523
proper (not scandalous)58.676426.7143
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.674831.341
tight (not loose)58.6108926.233
side character (not main character)58.681223.89
family-first (not work-first)58.582432.7164
classical (not avant-garde)58.585728.490
mad (not glad)58.487827.219
formal (not intimate)58.472529.632
triggered (not trolling)58.4109831.318
emotional (not logical)58.386028.5228
scheduled (not spontaneous)58.394932.5250
sensible (not ludicrous)58.396427.7239
historical (not modern)58.365126.7105
captain (not first-mate)58.382830.8211
distant (not touchy-feely)58.387228.531
theoretical (not empirical)58.229229.9218
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.274531.7202
devoted (not unfaithful)58.2153433.920
😇 (not 😈)58.184328.245
red (not blue)58.070430.02
divine (not earthly)58.040924.46
feminist (not sexist)57.9119333.626
narcissistic (not low self esteem)57.994227.335
Italian (not Swedish)57.876030.528
never cries (not often crying)57.794825.114
edgy (not politically correct)57.591326.3220
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.581830.1151
fast-talking (not slow-talking)57.5106626.426
forgiving (not vengeful)57.485528.4197
direct (not roundabout)57.4123230.1233
outlaw (not sheriff)57.484027.7172
queen (not princess)57.4105235.316
heartfelt (not clinical)57.3105629.44
serial dater (not chronically single)57.351828.23
spartan (not glamorous)57.394828.53
industrial (not domestic)57.275826.982
🐒 (not 🐩)57.267832.442
washed (not muddy)57.1107028.824
freak (not normie)57.088225.349
neat (not messy)56.8107327.8137
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)56.859328.34
funny (not humorless)56.7101527.2258
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.793532.446
reliable (not experimental)56.790233.231
on-time (not tardy)56.7119332.932
enchanting (not disturbing)56.7108123.83
hard (not soft)56.694725.192
subjective (not objective)56.668028.691
prestigious (not disreputable)56.5111527.3173
rational (not whimsical)56.4101129.3227
methodical (not astonishing)56.4102328.5210
multicolored (not monochrome)56.375831.395
💝 (not 💔)56.387433.955
thrifty (not extravagant)56.384230.453
hipster (not basic)56.257027.1231
pacifist (not ferocious)56.161426.2221
humble (not arrogant)56.173228.7218
Pepsi (not Coke)56.149331.048
proactive (not reactive)56.154326.216
welcoming experience (not cringing away)56.197330.78
machiavellian (not transparent)55.978632.417
warm (not quarrelsome)55.875328.1258
writer (not reader)55.777530.16
repetitive (not varied)55.5100627.691
💃 (not 🧕)55.5116330.256
flirtatious (not prudish)55.594233.415
nerd (not jock)55.4104926.5242
rigid (not flexible)55.493227.4218
child free (not pronatalist)55.4119231.4135
picky (not always down)55.498628.821
mischievous (not well behaved)55.3103829.8235
smooth (not rough)55.384526.6224
bookish (not sporty)55.3112528.4201
depressed (not bright)55.378628.4184
armoured (not vulnerable)55.3110526.9173
bubbly (not flat)55.380228.36
awkward (not comfortable)55.369919.56
instinctual (not reasoned)55.298730.9239
feeler (not thinker)55.0101128.87
unstirring (not quivering)54.8126625.18
🐐 (not 🦒)54.7122731.934
🎩 (not 🧢)54.794431.235
oxymoron (not tautology)54.799628.232
flower child (not goth)54.7115722.215
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.640427.9116
precise (not vague)54.6125430.5143
🥴 (not 🥳)54.5100230.151
🦇 (not 🐿)54.570833.540
nice (not naughty)54.489032.37
reasonable (not deranged)54.3106832.320
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.291829.1184
enlightened (not lost)54.275833.634
hunter (not gatherer)54.299429.434
two-faced (not one-faced)54.260631.358
cooperative (not competitive)54.166330.7191
self-destructive (not self-improving)54.195831.225
macho (not metrosexual)54.061127.234
gentle (not harsh)54.089923.47
real (not fake)54.0145330.95
libertarian (not socialist)53.997930.2179
thinker (not doer)53.952133.254
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.898530.8103
🧐 (not 😎)53.880833.642
🤔 (not 🤫)53.8110933.738
vegan (not cannibal)53.897226.435
fantasy-prone (not grounded)53.887935.16
sober (not indulgent)53.782428.3219
young (not old)53.7119518.0258
mathematical (not literary)53.763730.8240
remote (not involved)53.731031.8210
deep (not epic)53.782535.228
militaristic (not hippie)53.7113432.47
punk rock (not preppy)53.575826.129
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)53.297830.5204
gracious (not feisty)53.249928.8170
🐴 (not 🦄)53.2106534.139
long-winded (not concise)53.279030.515
snoops (not minds-own-business)53.2142643.95
🥵 (not 🥶)53.1105932.139
chosen one (not everyman)53.1104132.732
sloppy (not fussy)53.037025.36
likes change (not resists change)53.049821.24
enslaved (not emancipated)52.942931.1197
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.984432.653
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.882729.7213
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.8140729.222
lion (not zebra)52.8112214.45
cautious (not impulsive)52.791631.3198
non-gamer (not gamer)52.7119530.327
energetic (not mellow)52.6102129.35
night owl (not morning lark)52.4116528.7100
uptight (not easy)52.4121528.75
political (not nonpolitical)52.2111530.6183
bold (not serious)52.2104729.8264
Greek (not Roman)52.176929.323
desperate (not high standards)52.167134.052
urban (not rural)52.0139230.432
rich (not poor)51.9115928.8194
hard (not soft)51.9106927.0211
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)51.957627.621
fire (not water)51.9119134.532
purple (not orange)51.895928.6174
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.8103827.1183
crafty (not scholarly)51.8118629.0188
experince-oriented (not goal-oriented)51.775123.33
imaginative (not practical)51.668730.8193
creationist (not evolutionist)51.573621.26
consistent (not variable)51.4122929.232
expressive (not stoic)51.2117429.2217
gullible (not cynical)51.267428.416
proud (not apologetic)51.2159628.38
chaste (not lustful)51.181625.6214
introvert (not extrovert)51.182831.1224
anarchist (not statist)51.190527.921
believing (not questioning)51.065739.46
chaotic (not orderly)50.992729.1183
vanilla (not kinky)50.898524.7219
concrete (not abstract)50.4120128.124
drop out (not valedictorian)50.568927.329

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sayid Jarrah (0.731)
  2. Jean Valjean (0.718)
  3. Morpheus (0.709)
  4. Paul Atreides (0.708)
  5. Michael Scofield (0.706)
  6. Aragorn (0.698)
  7. Dom Cobb (0.683)
  8. Claire Randall (0.681)
  9. Gandalf (0.68)
  10. Remus Lupin (0.678)
  1. Linda Montag (-0.403)
  2. James Taggart (-0.385)
  3. Jake Harper (-0.377)
  4. Tommy (-0.355)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.347)
  6. Mike McLintock (-0.346)
  7. The Deep (-0.343)
  8. Kevin Malone (-0.343)
  9. Nelson Bighetti (-0.34)
  10. Joey Donner (-0.332)

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

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


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