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Desmond Hume Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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)88.737720.120
motivated (not unmotivated)85.748516.518
diligent (not lazy)84.259018.0200
perceptive (not unobservant)83.738617.630
high IQ (not low IQ)83.546512.7158
competent (not incompetent)83.441418.0179
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.49915.3180
rock (not rap)81.420518.520
active (not slothful)81.445618.8189
attractive (not repulsive)81.145319.9213
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.539617.8188
driven (not unambitious)80.367820.3181
interesting (not tiresome)80.027220.7240
haunted (not blissful)79.526512.124
badass (not weakass)79.456523.121
extraordinary (not mundane)78.735522.2227
alert (not oblivious)78.636116.320
soulful (not soulless)78.651421.287
egalitarian (not racist)78.571021.917
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.326423.843
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)78.37524.428
masculine (not feminine)78.249118.2248
heroic (not villainous)77.258823.9210
secretive (not open-book)77.037218.743
confidential (not gossiping)76.946921.6167
introspective (not not introspective)76.919716.037
🧗 (not 🛌)76.636124.551
obsessed (not aloof)76.525021.5242
loyal (not traitorous)75.981826.0212
resourceful (not helpless)75.975323.4115
self-disciplined (not disorganized)75.765224.5243
spelunker (not claustrophobic)75.413123.727
good-cook (not bad-cook)75.411116.628
coordinated (not clumsy)75.356721.9259
complicated (not simple)75.244221.9208
gendered (not androgynous)75.182824.471
charming (not awkward)75.042623.7230
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.032322.1134
frenzied (not sleepy)75.046422.432
bold (not shy)74.591021.7223
vintage (not trendy)74.549214.232
workaholic (not slacker)74.481520.595
healthy (not sickly)73.957223.7239
works hard (not plays hard)73.953221.7222
straight (not queer)73.967625.5105
believable (not poorly-written)73.869119.923
kind (not cruel)73.868323.1250
curious (not apathetic)73.742423.6227
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.445925.5211
romantic (not dispassionate)73.251323.235
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.962324.5263
studious (not goof-off)72.767527.929
overachiever (not underachiever)72.677322.835
deep (not shallow)72.541426.849
jaded (not innocent)72.556128.710
pro (not noob)72.474926.024
treasure (not trash)72.388028.355
genius (not dunce)72.256519.4256
beautiful (not ugly)72.092423.0106
utilitarian (not decorative)72.035823.092
white knight (not bad boy)72.046125.316
fast (not slow)71.859822.0234
resolute (not wavering)71.749226.019
OCD (not ADHD)71.746922.821
giving (not receiving)71.447721.420
knowledgeable (not ignorant)71.371727.837
outsider (not insider)70.925527.1136
specialist (not generalist)70.830023.986
tasteful (not lewd)70.746123.3189
tense (not relaxed)70.679725.1228
vibrant (not geriatric)70.660026.131
cryptic (not straightforward)70.510424.9231
mighty (not puny)70.366719.9228
human (not animalistic)70.375225.1180
reclusive (not social)70.329825.125
sorrowful (not cheery)70.246922.6212
worldly (not innocent)70.271025.1240
intense (not lighthearted)70.266627.232
sturdy (not flimsy)70.162825.632
serious (not playful)70.160723.4231
interested (not bored)70.158326.424
chortling (not giggling)70.040922.318
independent (not codependent)69.961730.6205
honorable (not cunning)69.846326.9251
go-getter (not slugabed)69.896618.918
pensive (not serene)69.853517.417
hoarder (not unprepared)69.732721.0167
dramatic (not comedic)69.766728.824
eloquent (not unpolished)69.759224.9193
philosophical (not real)69.79826.2149
arcane (not mainstream)69.633322.9224
indie (not pop)69.647129.321
dog person (not cat person)69.634529.517
open-minded (not close-minded)69.544625.0206
important (not irrelevant)69.399428.335
not genocidal (not genocidal)69.278933.615
🥾 (not 👟)69.132131.656
mature (not juvenile)69.152022.4113
👽 (not 🤡)69.029525.342
empath (not psychopath)69.065027.831
respectful (not rude)68.958924.4227
freelance (not corporate)68.959632.427
lover (not fighter)68.937225.628
confident (not insecure)68.772525.8240
existentialist (not nihilist)68.728228.089
minimalist (not pack rat)68.727523.116
frank (not sugarcoated)68.777321.518
queen (not princess)68.662224.49
unlucky (not fortunate)68.534728.8215
legit (not scrub)68.581828.826
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.174624.630
altruistic (not selfish)68.153427.2229
stylish (not slovenly)68.163723.2240
attentive (not interrupting)68.141427.429
metaphorical (not literal)68.013426.7227
suspicious (not awkward)67.865224.1228
complimentary (not insulting)67.649023.273
street-smart (not sheltered)67.666627.3206
factual (not exaggerating)67.542428.435
English (not German)67.4104233.040
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.451226.216
charming (not trusting)67.444025.5213
scientific (not artistic)67.352325.6203
civilized (not barbaric)67.378023.8241
liberal (not conservative)67.356126.814
opinionated (not jealous)67.380026.516
pointed (not random)67.286229.928
unorthodox (not traditional)67.054825.981
🤠 (not 🤑)67.057029.634
🤺 (not 🏌)67.078032.842
paranoid (not naive)67.050229.318
assertive (not passive)66.985723.5173
tall (not short)66.855619.7197
sexual (not asexual)66.876927.733
poetic (not factual)66.729124.821
tactful (not indiscreet)66.657120.019
opinionated (not neutral)66.6116425.463
explorer (not builder)66.544928.8213
cool (not dorky)66.556524.326
emotional (not unemotional)66.582926.917
private (not gregarious)66.463226.6247
sad (not happy)66.359522.4209
cocky (not timid)66.385726.618
wise (not foolish)66.254824.0235
demanding (not unchallenging)66.2100926.646
cultured (not rustic)66.259430.611
wild (not tame)66.170823.1162
loveable (not punchable)66.166434.031
earth (not air)66.156225.829
creative (not conventional)66.052326.2246
guarded (not open)65.991726.5231
transient (not permanent)65.919527.981
devout (not heathen)65.942625.5229
wooden (not plastic)65.869430.045
😊 (not 🤣)65.761027.540
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)65.473726.628
intellectual (not physical)65.378124.2235
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.326329.4230
zany (not regular)65.357727.927
neurotypical (not autistic)65.293525.3208
genuine (not sarcastic)65.250927.7199
twitchy (not still)65.263029.037
disarming (not creepy)65.086026.087
traumatized (not flourishing)65.069424.924
brave (not careful)64.970028.9246
French (not Russian)64.950827.934
master (not apprentice)64.881226.498
profound (not ironic)64.830228.230
proactive (not reactive)64.618424.011
idealist (not realist)64.542828.791
😏 (not 😬)64.454528.842
high-tech (not low-tech)64.249827.3193
alpha (not beta)64.181527.7197
pretentious (not unassuming)64.159530.926
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.053223.726
efficient (not overprepared)64.073633.029
spiritual (not skeptical)63.921529.5235
hurried (not leisurely)63.952025.4167
miserable (not joyful)63.967424.128
clean (not perverted)63.983727.835
angelic (not demonic)63.867423.9244
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.767028.0212
🧠 (not 💪)63.792229.256
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.682827.6175
sage (not whippersnapper)63.536323.622
generous (not stingy)63.473526.151
resistant (not resigned)63.395528.6226
contrarian (not yes-man)63.367027.520
theist (not atheist)63.230729.476
pure (not debased)63.160025.1191
decisive (not hesitant)63.191627.0223
wholesome (not salacious)63.169524.922
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.149428.540
🎨 (not 🏀)63.181029.949
love-focused (not money-focused)63.091540.26
biased (not impartial)62.983626.4176
fresh (not stinky)62.993427.220
prideful (not envious)62.9101328.833
warm (not cold)62.765926.5187
nurturing (not poisonous)62.777927.695
weird (not normal)62.670225.5251
extreme (not moderate)62.682223.9200
western (not eastern)62.669525.024
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)62.679529.334
expressive (not monotone)62.678130.220
suspicious (not trusting)62.567029.3203
🥰 (not 🙃)62.554130.753
patient (not impatient)62.335929.698
ranged (not melee)62.340930.229
dominant (not submissive)62.292325.0227
spicy (not mild)62.281225.3246
backdoor (not official)62.161228.1176
privileged (not oppressed)62.191329.627
moody (not stable)61.987125.9203
strict (not lenient)61.866924.8194
democratic (not authoritarian)61.862828.9206
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.870928.294
monastic (not hedonist)61.725123.712
anxious (not calm)61.573728.7230
accepting (not judgemental)61.553329.3126
equitable (not hypocritical)61.562127.599
circular (not linear)61.534025.329
exhibitionist (not bashful)61.576227.533
grateful (not entitled)61.556831.532
😭 (not 😀)61.446927.044
hard-work (not natural-talent)61.379828.852
rebellious (not obedient)61.284929.5204
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.252334.638
deliberate (not spontaneous)61.185029.3241
quiet (not loud)61.154825.2251
🐘 (not 🐀)61.150732.043
fantastical (not realistic)61.149226.717
modest (not flamboyant)61.068926.7218
folksy (not presidential)61.050025.121
sweet (not bitter)60.963026.4230
deviant (not average)60.979224.9157
🐮 (not 🐷)60.956832.239
chill (not offended)60.639426.024
gloomy (not sunny)60.670025.231
protagonist (not antagonist)60.6105321.55
frugal (not lavish)60.565826.7197
🤐 (not 😜)60.562231.833
ambitious (not realistic)60.579234.541
thin (not thick)60.475823.9122
📈 (not 📉)60.484433.743
compersive (not jealous)60.354127.2149
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.348526.428
bossy (not meek)60.2103122.6203
demure (not vain)60.253624.4220
musical (not off-key)60.243029.629
analysis (not common sense)60.164628.614
👻 (not 🤖)60.060531.748
💀 (not 🎃)59.964029.157
fixable (not unfixable)59.777928.633
playful (not shy)59.6101526.0226
good-humored (not angry)59.675227.3206
feminist (not sexist)59.699333.025
technophile (not luddite)59.550925.8162
individualist (not communal)59.579930.486
🌟 (not 💩)59.1115731.543
distant (not touchy-feely)59.172626.729
scruffy (not manicured)59.050028.9189
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.988425.825
rugged (not refined)58.857027.3240
reserved (not chatty)58.868027.5232
exuberant (not subdued)58.880027.422
proper (not scandalous)58.666926.7143
crazy (not sane)58.668220.417
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.664631.341
chic (not cheesy)58.657025.921
family-first (not work-first)58.572232.9162
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.582627.534
moist (not dry)58.554131.022
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.463731.6201
formal (not intimate)58.462629.632
tight (not loose)58.496826.632
triggered (not trolling)58.495631.318
emotional (not logical)58.375828.4225
scheduled (not spontaneous)58.384232.5250
historical (not modern)58.355526.7105
captain (not first-mate)58.372330.8211
classical (not avant-garde)58.374828.489
blacksmith (not tailor)58.346428.428
theoretical (not empirical)58.224429.9218
sensible (not ludicrous)58.284127.7238
stubborn (not accommodating)58.2115031.351
😇 (not 😈)58.172428.245
machiavellian (not transparent)57.964231.213
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.869530.1150
edgy (not politically correct)57.779726.2218
direct (not roundabout)57.5106730.1232
washed (not muddy)57.592531.119
forgiving (not vengeful)57.473828.4197
outlaw (not sheriff)57.473627.7172
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.478532.944
on-time (not tardy)57.4103933.231
long-winded (not concise)57.354034.38
industrial (not domestic)57.266226.982
hard (not soft)57.082825.091
funny (not humorless)56.989027.0257
Italian (not Swedish)56.971330.326
multicolored (not monochrome)56.864831.194
rational (not whimsical)56.787329.1226
reliable (not experimental)56.779033.231
freak (not normie)56.779825.448
never cries (not often crying)56.784727.310
subjective (not objective)56.658828.691
Pepsi (not Coke)56.637430.746
neat (not messy)56.595627.9138
prestigious (not disreputable)56.598027.3173
methodical (not astonishing)56.489528.5210
mad (not glad)56.484426.718
🧐 (not 😎)56.464133.238
💝 (not 💔)56.374733.955
warm (not quarrelsome)56.263427.9256
hipster (not basic)56.247727.1231
🐒 (not 🐩)56.262932.141
pacifist (not ferocious)56.152626.2221
humble (not arrogant)56.062828.7217
summer (not winter)55.875927.211
quirky (not predictable)55.872525.013
rigid (not flexible)55.682327.3217
mischievous (not well behaved)55.591929.9233
repetitive (not varied)55.588927.691
💃 (not 🧕)55.5102930.256
nerd (not jock)55.491426.5242
reasonable (not deranged)55.490632.819
armoured (not vulnerable)55.397126.9173
🥴 (not 🥳)55.382629.850
hunter (not gatherer)55.384029.133
instinctual (not reasoned)55.284730.9239
smooth (not rough)55.274726.6223
child free (not pronatalist)55.2103731.3133
bookish (not sporty)55.298428.5200
depressed (not bright)55.267628.5183
radical (not centrist)55.278232.017
thrifty (not extravagant)55.177430.351
precise (not vague)54.9109430.5141
🐐 (not 🦒)54.7105731.934
vegan (not cannibal)54.681226.334
deep (not epic)54.468735.727
oxymoron (not tautology)54.491428.631
picky (not always down)54.491928.318
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.380729.2183
🦇 (not 🐿)54.262533.939
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.140327.9114
🎩 (not 🧢)54.184031.434
self-destructive (not self-improving)54.184031.225
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)54.070632.751
cooperative (not competitive)53.957030.6190
sober (not indulgent)53.969528.2218
libertarian (not socialist)53.987930.2179
thinker (not doer)53.945133.254
chosen one (not everyman)53.989432.821
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.886230.8103
🤔 (not 🤫)53.897333.738
mathematical (not literary)53.755630.8240
remote (not involved)53.727331.8210
young (not old)53.6103718.0257
two-faced (not one-faced)53.653531.656
punk rock (not preppy)53.565926.129
enlightened (not lost)53.469833.933
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)53.285230.5204
gracious (not feisty)53.242428.8170
🐴 (not 🦄)53.291834.139
patriotic (not unpatriotic)53.1122731.417
🥵 (not 🥶)53.190032.139
enslaved (not emancipated)53.037831.2195
urban (not rural)53.0120930.331
fire (not water)52.9103134.631
cautious (not impulsive)52.780231.3198
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.773529.8212
non-gamer (not gamer)52.7104330.327
desperate (not high standards)52.755134.051
night owl (not morning lark)52.4102928.7100
bold (not serious)52.391429.8261
concrete (not abstract)52.399128.521
political (not nonpolitical)52.296430.6183
rich (not poor)51.9103328.8194
hard (not soft)51.994027.0211
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)51.948827.621
stoic (not hypochondriac)51.9103121.68
purple (not orange)51.883228.6174
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.891627.1183
crafty (not scholarly)51.8102729.0188
variable (not consistent)51.859728.530
macho (not metrosexual)51.761526.332
flirtatious (not prudish)51.696633.012
imaginative (not practical)51.460430.8192
unfaithful (not devoted)51.328834.514
expressive (not stoic)51.2102529.1214
chaste (not lustful)51.170225.6214
anarchist (not statist)51.178727.921
Greek (not Roman)51.175129.622
introvert (not extrovert)51.072431.2223
drop out (not valedictorian)50.260226.526
flower child (not goth)50.8111421.213
chaotic (not orderly)50.781228.8179
vanilla (not kinky)50.786124.6217
cynical (not gullible)50.7111829.015

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 (0.778)
  2. Jean Valjean (0.775)
  3. Dom Cobb (0.757)
  4. Michael Scofield (0.751)
  5. Aragorn (0.745)
  6. Remus Lupin (0.739)
  7. Gandalf (0.739)
  8. Morpheus (0.733)
  9. Claire Randall (0.725)
  10. Paul Atreides (0.724)
  1. James Taggart (-0.428)
  2. Jake Harper (-0.378)
  3. Tommy (-0.377)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.37)
  5. Joey Donner (-0.361)
  6. Kermit (-0.357)
  7. The Deep (-0.356)
  8. Nelson Bighetti (-0.35)
  9. Kevin Malone (-0.35)
  10. Mike McLintock (-0.34)

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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