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Desmond Hume 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. 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)89.120321.117
diligent (not lazy)83.936618.4203
competent (not incompetent)82.926618.7181
high IQ (not low IQ)82.929013.5160
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.65815.9185
active (not slothful)81.127318.9189
alert (not oblivious)81.116513.616
attractive (not repulsive)80.923920.6209
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.820917.6184
driven (not unambitious)80.441020.3181
interesting (not tiresome)80.312719.8244
extraordinary (not mundane)78.520222.2228
masculine (not feminine)78.426418.2247
egalitarian (not racist)78.139120.414
introspective (not not introspective)77.99814.831
soulful (not soulless)77.430522.983
heroic (not villainous)77.432523.4205
confidential (not gossiping)77.025621.4168
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.916922.720
monastic (not hedonist)76.61510.97
obsessed (not aloof)76.514421.8244
🧗 (not 🛌)76.519020.819
loyal (not traitorous)76.444525.6217
gendered (not androgynous)76.247323.171
self-disciplined (not disorganized)75.939124.2243
complicated (not simple)75.524221.3212
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.417122.3133
coordinated (not clumsy)75.435022.1258
workaholic (not slacker)74.946220.297
charming (not awkward)74.824123.4228
bold (not shy)74.852121.4220
resourceful (not helpless)74.547425.3117
straight (not queer)74.444825.396
kind (not cruel)74.335922.5251
healthy (not sickly)73.933923.7242
curious (not apathetic)73.922423.3234
works hard (not plays hard)73.735021.7215
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.323725.2217
liberal (not conservative)73.219023.59
utilitarian (not decorative)73.023022.689
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.831324.3258
beautiful (not ugly)72.746222.4103
👽 (not 🤡)72.212723.724
genius (not dunce)72.030619.4236
fast (not slow)71.832022.0234
outsider (not insider)71.715326.2137
deep (not shallow)71.626323.511
treasure (not trash)71.548727.017
specialist (not generalist)71.317924.085
reclusive (not social)71.315924.620
tense (not relaxed)71.144724.8228
minimalist (not pack rat)70.912522.413
studious (not goof-off)70.744229.919
worldly (not innocent)70.640525.1241
human (not animalistic)70.542325.3175
tasteful (not lewd)70.329223.6189
cryptic (not straightforward)70.36325.1232
serious (not playful)70.237023.5225
sorrowful (not cheery)70.126822.6214
honorable (not cunning)70.125927.0219
eloquent (not unpolished)70.034924.6199
arcane (not mainstream)69.920522.8228
mighty (not puny)69.840019.9227
philosophical (not real)69.86226.3150
cool (not dorky)69.826219.022
pro (not noob)69.846227.517
independent (not codependent)69.536030.7205
hoarder (not unprepared)69.418421.4168
respectful (not rude)69.330224.1229
open-minded (not close-minded)69.124524.9206
mature (not juvenile)69.131422.8104
unlucky (not fortunate)68.819628.8219
🥾 (not 👟)68.619028.521
street-smart (not sheltered)68.538426.9206
important (not irrelevant)68.553928.730
stylish (not slovenly)68.435422.9242
scientific (not artistic)68.330025.3198
metaphorical (not literal)68.17826.8229
altruistic (not selfish)68.129627.1230
complimentary (not insulting)68.025223.369
confident (not insecure)67.844226.3241
suspicious (not awkward)67.739324.3238
civilized (not barbaric)67.644223.6239
😏 (not 😬)67.523527.517
existentialist (not nihilist)67.219627.881
explorer (not builder)67.122428.5217
charming (not trusting)67.025725.7216
resolute (not wavering)67.040427.213
pretentious (not unassuming)66.930629.322
🥰 (not 🙃)66.820128.425
legit (not scrub)66.649624.923
private (not gregarious)66.535826.5250
assertive (not passive)66.352624.1177
tall (not short)66.231019.8197
wild (not tame)66.238422.9159
devout (not heathen)66.127025.3227
sad (not happy)66.136122.4207
transient (not permanent)66.111127.978
guarded (not open)66.052426.5234
intellectual (not physical)65.743624.2235
tactful (not indiscreet)65.636820.917
go-getter (not slugabed)65.660422.116
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.413429.5228
wise (not foolish)65.433223.7232
theist (not atheist)65.414728.868
resistant (not resigned)65.148127.2192
genuine (not sarcastic)65.130427.7195
disarming (not creepy)65.148226.677
unorthodox (not traditional)65.132827.682
brave (not careful)65.038829.0242
idealist (not realist)64.923128.488
neurotypical (not autistic)64.856125.2209
high-tech (not low-tech)64.826826.8201
master (not apprentice)64.848325.795
creative (not conventional)64.631127.2244
angelic (not demonic)64.535024.1238
🤺 (not 🏌)64.448236.019
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.331623.321
spiritual (not skeptical)64.211529.3231
hurried (not leisurely)64.228825.4168
nurturing (not poisonous)64.240426.790
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.837228.1214
extreme (not moderate)63.844323.2202
fresh (not stinky)63.847427.317
decisive (not hesitant)63.753826.5226
miserable (not joyful)63.440722.322
biased (not impartial)63.250126.0182
patient (not impatient)63.220529.198
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.151127.8174
pure (not debased)63.034424.9192
suspicious (not trusting)62.941328.9204
moody (not stable)62.746125.5207
western (not eastern)62.637425.225
weird (not normal)62.539825.6257
dominant (not submissive)62.453524.8230
democratic (not authoritarian)62.334428.7205
warm (not cold)62.336926.6194
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.337127.698
spicy (not mild)62.246225.1249
alpha (not beta)62.249428.3193
backdoor (not official)62.037028.2177
deliberate (not spontaneous)61.851729.3244
strict (not lenient)61.740124.7195
wholesome (not salacious)61.738724.118
feminist (not sexist)61.751133.423
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.531128.022
🐘 (not 🐀)61.527029.019
quiet (not loud)61.432025.0253
rebellious (not obedient)61.346729.3209
🐴 (not 🦄)61.137031.114
compersive (not jealous)61.028326.9153
mad (not glad)61.040625.712
😭 (not 😀)61.030724.616
anxious (not calm)60.940628.7229
accepting (not judgemental)60.829429.2127
zany (not regular)60.840729.823
🧠 (not 💪)60.856426.220
frugal (not lavish)60.539427.1195
sweet (not bitter)60.534426.4231
individualist (not communal)60.543129.882
demure (not vain)60.429824.6215
deviant (not average)60.444825.1151
thin (not thick)60.343623.9120
🦇 (not 🐿)60.329033.116
equitable (not hypocritical)60.239428.979
modest (not flamboyant)60.141426.9219
bossy (not meek)60.059223.0201
technophile (not luddite)60.028225.6163
🧢 (not 🎩)60.034332.811
good-humored (not angry)59.740427.0204
😇 (not 😈)59.538623.215
family-first (not work-first)59.235032.7164
proper (not scandalous)59.138526.9143
reserved (not chatty)59.037727.3234
🤣 (not 😊)59.025935.28
🐩 (not 🐒)58.939227.016
scruffy (not manicured)58.829229.0193
scheduled (not spontaneous)58.750632.5249
playful (not shy)58.758226.5228
hard (not soft)58.745825.192
rugged (not refined)58.533327.0247
emotional (not logical)58.544128.4224
theoretical (not empirical)58.411029.8218
captain (not first-mate)58.338630.9211
📈 (not 📉)58.251131.512
sensible (not ludicrous)58.147928.0240
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.135731.6197
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.039830.0153
edgy (not politically correct)57.746626.4219
outlaw (not sheriff)57.741227.4178
historical (not modern)57.632326.8106
classical (not avant-garde)57.645828.988
funny (not humorless)57.546227.0260
forgiving (not vengeful)57.439928.4200
subjective (not objective)57.433627.989
prestigious (not disreputable)57.354127.5175
multicolored (not monochrome)57.333930.790
direct (not roundabout)57.260930.3236
💝 (not 💔)57.137528.429
🤐 (not 😜)56.743528.515
rational (not whimsical)56.653528.9229
👻 (not 🤖)56.638830.516
warm (not quarrelsome)56.534028.0257
methodical (not astonishing)56.453728.4213
neat (not messy)56.357428.0141
🐮 (not 🐷)56.344830.221
🐐 (not 🦒)56.257332.016
hipster (not basic)56.124127.0231
child free (not pronatalist)56.158231.4129
rigid (not flexible)56.049027.2215
industrial (not domestic)56.043227.083
humble (not arrogant)55.932429.0217
pacifist (not ferocious)55.829626.2221
instinctual (not reasoned)55.645830.8248
depressed (not bright)55.636528.1181
dramatic (not no-nonsense)55.244330.8100
mischievous (not well behaved)55.153630.1236
smooth (not rough)55.142226.6226
bookish (not sporty)55.155528.5200
armoured (not vulnerable)54.958326.5176
nerd (not jock)54.853426.3244
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.844329.0183
repetitive (not varied)54.857028.087
🤑 (not 🤠)54.834225.96
🌟 (not 💩)54.867230.321
unpatriotic (not patriotic)54.515429.511
😎 (not 🧐)54.544334.213
mathematical (not literary)54.433731.1235
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.219828.0118
cooperative (not competitive)54.131830.7196
libertarian (not socialist)53.955030.5181
crazy (not sane)53.946519.313
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)53.941933.510
sober (not indulgent)53.741828.8226
remote (not involved)53.616932.0205
young (not old)53.454918.1260
urban (not rural)53.466029.224
gracious (not feisty)53.322128.8167
drop out (not valedictorian)53.329626.519
formal (not intimate)53.245630.623
enslaved (not emancipated)53.123230.8190
anarchist (not statist)53.140228.216
reasonable (not deranged)53.054234.816
bold (not serious)52.948930.3253
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)52.848031.0214
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.843032.225
hard (not soft)52.554826.7218
cautious (not impulsive)52.447131.1202
political (not nonpolitical)52.353030.9189
precise (not vague)52.365030.5144
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.328226.921
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)52.154029.315
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.040429.9209
imaginative (not practical)52.032030.5192
abstract (not concrete)52.036826.015
rich (not poor)51.958029.0190
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.954127.2182
crafty (not scholarly)51.958028.7193
🤔 (not 🤫)51.959935.216
vanilla (not kinky)51.447524.5222
introvert (not extrovert)51.438930.9227
expressive (not stoic)51.254729.2217
💃 (not 🧕)51.261330.832
purple (not orange)51.147528.7167
night owl (not morning lark)51.160129.398
🥳 (not 🥴)51.138729.820
chaste (not lustful)50.640225.4219
chaotic (not orderly)50.543928.6181

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. Morpheus (0.776)
  2. Sayid Jarrah (0.773)
  3. Michael Scofield (0.759)
  4. Paul Atreides (0.759)
  5. Aragorn (0.759)
  1. James Taggart (-0.487)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.431)
  3. Jake Harper (-0.417)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.397)
  5. Homer Simpson (-0.393)

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: ENTP (r = 0.32)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.26)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.1)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.05)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.04)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.08)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.09)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.12)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.15)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.16)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.28)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.3)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.31)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.33)
  15. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.33)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.34)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.42)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.46)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.48)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.55)
  21. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.55)
  22. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.58)
  23. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.62)
  24. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.63)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.7)


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