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John Locke Descriptive Personality Statistics

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John Locke 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
diligent (not lazy)94.2788.7274
perceptive (not unobservant)92.9579.743
driven (not unambitious)91.414413.3228
motivated (not unmotivated)91.421020.824
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.916614.9328
resourceful (not helpless)89.915218.2113
persistent (not quitter)89.734923.733
active (not slothful)89.612813.4226
independent (not codependent)88.08519.3213
obsessed (not aloof)87.65219.5266
go-getter (not slugabed)87.512518.736
masculine (not feminine)87.424115.0255
🧗 (not 🛌)87.312020.361
mysterious (not unambiguous)87.13617.9260
🥾 (not 👟)87.05822.041
high IQ (not low IQ)86.936614.0216
conspiracist (not sheeple)86.75916.1167
workaholic (not slacker)86.433813.0135
arcane (not mainstream)86.32817.4228
extreme (not moderate)86.118716.4234
vintage (not trendy)86.09816.533
bold (not shy)85.750616.6241
demanding (not unchallenging)85.229118.861
dominant (not submissive)84.735219.2272
assertive (not passive)84.725517.9240
pro (not noob)84.635417.030
important (not irrelevant)84.143017.942
frank (not sugarcoated)84.022018.626
hunter (not gatherer)83.918424.242
confidential (not gossiping)83.725419.3234
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)83.524322.5214
utilitarian (not decorative)83.45521.299
badass (not weakass)83.447627.738
weird (not normal)83.217617.3258
coordinated (not clumsy)83.234218.0292
haunted (not blissful)83.218923.645
opinionated (not neutral)83.248522.166
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.134520.631
🧠 (not 💪)83.131920.552
rock (not rap)83.016815.124
competent (not incompetent)82.850719.8219
decisive (not hesitant)82.727419.4261
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.630922.9261
curious (not apathetic)82.515323.3254
introspective (not not introspective)82.58024.030
outsider (not insider)82.44124.0168
hoarder (not unprepared)82.43117.7197
🤠 (not 🤑)82.311322.065
anarchist (not statist)82.28820.728
stubborn (not accommodating)82.040527.363
interested (not bored)81.914020.127
deep (not shallow)81.912824.966
philosophical (not real)81.81325.2189
sturdy (not flimsy)81.826920.527
extraordinary (not mundane)81.828919.5268
hard (not soft)81.719619.1110
on-time (not tardy)81.739424.657
cryptic (not straightforward)81.52224.8264
master (not apprentice)81.438920.4118
🐒 (not 🐩)81.45117.440
frugal (not lavish)81.26919.6284
historical (not modern)81.011316.4147
secretive (not open-book)81.031226.341
suspicious (not awkward)80.921218.4298
overachiever (not underachiever)80.651620.837
complicated (not simple)80.531726.2223
gendered (not androgynous)80.556523.597
metaphorical (not literal)80.42225.6254
works hard (not plays hard)80.335624.4275
rebellious (not obedient)80.341722.5235
chortling (not giggling)80.38824.535
intense (not lighthearted)80.140921.044
private (not gregarious)79.923822.8267
rural (not urban)79.97225.941
chosen one (not everyman)79.811016.921
resolute (not wavering)79.624527.323
hard (not soft)79.525520.3275
serious (not playful)79.238222.3245
studious (not goof-off)79.151122.632
wooden (not plastic)79.016023.360
traumatized (not flourishing)78.927622.828
pointed (not random)78.748223.531
bossy (not meek)78.755020.4307
deviant (not average)78.628116.6165
cannibal (not vegan)78.518721.729
paranoid (not naive)78.513727.026
asexual (not sexual)78.310021.944
patriotic (not unpatriotic)78.227726.133
old (not young)78.121217.1259
resistant (not resigned)78.025826.0261
prudish (not flirtatious)77.810021.215
fighter (not lover)77.719527.050
alpha (not beta)77.752125.0212
devoted (not unfaithful)77.788726.613
spiritual (not skeptical)77.66229.8267
mighty (not puny)77.645718.0308
strict (not lenient)77.530324.6272
frenzied (not sleepy)77.538616.927
penny-pincher (not overspender)77.49617.831
rugged (not refined)77.322122.3281
street-smart (not sheltered)77.145624.8189
🧐 (not 😎)77.014929.448
wild (not tame)76.847723.1219
alert (not oblivious)76.750625.027
straight (not queer)76.659227.9114
freak (not normie)76.625419.751
two-faced (not one-faced)76.619429.456
genius (not dunce)76.545420.2266
macho (not metrosexual)76.513423.530
freelance (not corporate)76.542328.642
OCD (not ADHD)76.332125.027
distant (not touchy-feely)76.130922.737
prideful (not envious)75.834724.445
mischievous (not well behaved)75.754324.0288
never cries (not often crying)75.739426.624
main character (not side character)75.747717.513
captain (not first-mate)75.644028.4219
scruffy (not manicured)75.626323.5216
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.625023.460
interesting (not tiresome)75.651226.7240
earth (not air)75.522931.342
guarded (not open)75.465828.3263
👽 (not 🤡)75.416026.553
spelunker (not claustrophobic)75.316030.640
💀 (not 🎃)75.326026.169
indie (not pop)75.231525.318
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)75.019126.2179
opinionated (not jealous)75.051527.728
tense (not relaxed)74.970227.5262
reclusive (not social)74.724024.539
suspicious (not trusting)74.640329.1233
rough (not smooth)74.623323.0247
cocky (not timid)74.669226.729
armoured (not vulnerable)74.444126.8217
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.357027.134
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.352129.1254
rigid (not flexible)74.230225.6262
explorer (not builder)74.227627.1213
radical (not centrist)74.121331.523
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.075524.2209
mature (not juvenile)73.946524.0133
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.934629.052
devout (not heathen)73.622028.2251
reserved (not chatty)73.236826.1259
stoic (not hypochondriac)73.228329.917
dramatic (not comedic)73.161029.333
worldly (not innocent)73.067426.1286
miserable (not joyful)72.941323.124
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)72.961428.835
crazy (not sane)72.936422.924
authoritarian (not democratic)72.832427.2259
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.553329.7217
confident (not insecure)72.469328.6273
wise (not foolish)72.342624.2224
contrarian (not yes-man)72.339033.721
provincial (not cosmopolitan)72.016025.3209
🦇 (not 🐿)71.927629.247
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)71.634928.5269
luddite (not technophile)71.616025.5212
concise (not long-winded)71.619529.615
edgy (not politically correct)71.646825.0262
bitter (not sweet)71.438823.5254
narcissistic (not low self esteem)71.250128.446
ambitious (not realistic)71.148635.652
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)71.122022.633
brave (not careful)70.859527.4267
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)70.830528.068
pensive (not serene)70.653428.332
individualist (not communal)70.451232.3112
zany (not regular)70.449225.933
🤐 (not 😜)70.340630.751
neat (not messy)70.069927.3146
existentialist (not nihilist)70.025931.782
minimalist (not pack rat)69.927130.523
creative (not conventional)69.848728.9300
sage (not whippersnapper)69.720430.339
spicy (not mild)69.766826.2243
machiavellian (not transparent)69.539734.026
quarrelsome (not warm)69.455026.5269
emancipated (not enslaved)69.164230.9242
legit (not scrub)68.891628.946
blacksmith (not tailor)68.831929.437
🥴 (not 🥳)68.736327.939
biased (not impartial)68.665529.0233
child free (not pronatalist)68.558630.6188
chaste (not lustful)68.426126.0242
intellectual (not physical)68.477226.1265
methodical (not astonishing)68.454131.3269
political (not nonpolitical)68.251131.3271
believable (not poorly-written)68.2119725.628
punk rock (not preppy)68.144423.538
competitive (not cooperative)68.077429.2244
slovenly (not stylish)68.025322.9258
🙃 (not 🥰)68.035631.565
backdoor (not official)67.949230.6215
exhibitionist (not bashful)67.958028.443
stoic (not expressive)67.733628.6211
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.745831.8239
tight (not loose)67.476329.137
🤺 (not 🏌)67.489730.457
quiet (not loud)67.347630.0269
cheesy (not chic)67.349126.624
jaded (not innocent)67.383931.815
work-first (not family-first)67.255429.8200
eloquent (not unpolished)67.175931.0212
cool (not dorky)67.161326.426
enlightened (not lost)67.133436.737
soulful (not soulless)67.0109631.6111
unorthodox (not traditional)67.064132.3108
Russian (not French)66.721832.130
quirky (not predictable)66.743834.127
sad (not happy)66.668624.9244
queen (not princess)66.577226.320
ferocious (not pacifist)66.474727.8232
crafty (not scholarly)66.369929.1211
poetic (not factual)66.333631.035
nerd (not jock)66.077627.5264
feisty (not gracious)66.087926.7194
Swedish (not Italian)66.036523.323
off-key (not musical)65.944632.537
stinky (not fresh)65.826024.845
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)65.833828.531
fire (not water)65.877334.247
libertarian (not socialist)65.727832.6220
tall (not short)65.769122.2244
idealist (not realist)65.746434.9104
valedictorian (not drop out)65.794230.423
exuberant (not subdued)65.664725.928
monastic (not hedonist)65.620229.422
arrogant (not humble)65.471429.1279
giving (not receiving)65.479024.225
sorrowful (not cheery)65.273526.0253
🥶 (not 🥵)65.130431.361
specialist (not generalist)65.060232.4106
vibrant (not geriatric)64.991127.942
calm (not anxious)64.836529.4289
tactful (not indiscreet)64.871528.825
thrifty (not extravagant)64.751433.555
psychopath (not empath)64.642327.041
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.557630.0240
orange (not purple)64.437730.6205
sober (not indulgent)64.345030.8285
formal (not intimate)64.355628.339
fantastical (not realistic)64.048635.131
cynical (not gullible)64.083832.130
profound (not ironic)63.839733.145
💔 (not 💝)63.646133.947
instinctual (not reasoned)63.569733.3294
good-cook (not bad-cook)63.544026.832
industrial (not domestic)63.448830.1111
🐐 (not 🦒)63.468731.654
😈 (not 😇)63.359927.871
vengeful (not forgiving)63.267328.9270
low-tech (not high-tech)63.160130.5247
cold (not warm)63.155327.5197
dog person (not cat person)63.157334.327
dry (not moist)63.048328.822
moody (not stable)62.894930.0228
focused on the future (not focused on the present)62.738133.6234
demonic (not angelic)62.750523.9254
genuine (not sarcastic)62.768130.7296
😬 (not 😏)62.737832.544
modest (not flamboyant)62.673532.7285
introvert (not extrovert)62.647830.8282
proactive (not reactive)62.627133.325
love-focused (not money-focused)62.4109135.822
poor (not rich)62.350124.5232
deranged (not reasonable)62.051932.930
theoretical (not empirical)61.916333.8247
open-minded (not close-minded)61.984732.2274
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.955234.9113
theist (not atheist)61.838834.3111
egalitarian (not racist)61.7148320.822
analysis (not common sense)61.769635.432
angry (not good-humored)61.455328.0239
creepy (not disarming)61.430929.9103
thick (not thin)61.146822.4135
logical (not emotional)61.057635.3231
muddy (not washed)60.941424.524
mad (not glad)60.879936.525
treasure (not trash)60.7138632.047
gloomy (not sunny)60.780127.335
inspiring (not cringeworthy)60.686627.0111
fast (not slow)60.5115929.4268
genocidal (not not genocidal)60.534223.512
basic (not hipster)60.184031.7229
offended (not chill)60.081929.939
experimental (not reliable)59.962733.533
morning lark (not night owl)59.845933.7149
attentive (not interrupting)59.874034.637
slow-talking (not fast-talking)59.738329.736
clean (not perverted)59.7110334.639
tasteful (not lewd)59.5105829.3221
head@clouds (not down2earth)59.563734.6260
expressive (not monotone)59.597730.120
goth (not flower child)59.348727.511
gamer (not non-gamer)59.247638.931
involved (not remote)59.0128235.7236
animalistic (not human)59.033430.3220
👻 (not 🤖)59.073135.357
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)58.952036.147
insulting (not complimentary)58.865627.3124
highbrow (not lowbrow)58.697429.3249
romantic (not dispassionate)58.4119533.440
antagonist (not protagonist)58.435733.018
🐮 (not 🐷)58.385031.251
🌟 (not 💩)58.1135433.348
🧢 (not 🎩)58.076634.552
exaggerating (not factual)58.078432.333
respectful (not rude)57.9101929.3272
punchable (not loveable)57.952129.033
scientific (not artistic)57.884631.8261
playful (not shy)57.8121625.5261
repulsive (not attractive)57.733125.5237
Coke (not Pepsi)57.754736.760
barbaric (not civilized)57.446127.3273
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)57.475332.856
📈 (not 📉)57.4115936.149
direct (not roundabout)57.3123433.8260
white knight (not bad boy)57.399333.929
rational (not whimsical)57.198134.2278
scheduled (not spontaneous)57.198435.2271
awkward (not charming)57.054930.2264
healthy (not sickly)57.0129928.0260
oxymoron (not tautology)57.081132.221
permanent (not transient)56.986534.299
western (not eastern)56.9122829.225
salacious (not wholesome)56.966932.524
poisonous (not nurturing)56.860530.795
pretentious (not unassuming)56.694233.834
🧕 (not 💃)56.644733.646
bookish (not sporty)56.5109731.6231
multicolored (not monochrome)56.575034.292
hurried (not leisurely)56.296831.2229
sexist (not feminist)56.248928.322
self-destructive (not self-improving)56.286033.533
doer (not thinker)56.1114834.051
cunning (not honorable)56.065132.1275
fearmongering (not reassuring)56.063627.721
judgemental (not accepting)55.987332.9159
debased (not pure)55.876130.0273
patient (not impatient)55.758635.6117
🎨 (not 🏀)55.5110432.165
ludicrous (not sensible)55.464531.1281
unfixable (not fixable)55.455533.737
triggered (not trolling)55.3125032.846
picky (not always down)55.0100434.126
efficient (not overprepared)54.9139733.247
🐴 (not 🦄)54.7101240.153
😊 (not 🤣)54.7113927.944
unlucky (not fortunate)54.692533.0227
🤫 (not 🤔)54.652037.544
humorless (not funny)54.565626.4257
🐘 (not 🐀)54.483032.666
variable (not consistent)54.160031.846
summer (not winter)54.191235.216
heroic (not villainous)54.0141926.7258
hypocritical (not equitable)54.076830.8131
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)53.9115732.729
rustic (not cultured)53.862830.625
neurotypical (not autistic)53.7151931.7253
charming (not trusting)53.795728.8258
deep (not epic)53.782334.226
high standards (not desperate)53.7116835.557
repetitive (not varied)53.6110431.1101
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)53.552038.251
oppressed (not privileged)53.061730.440
kind (not cruel)52.7141425.8270
scandalous (not proper)52.796531.9204
classical (not avant-garde)52.7107933.1107
still (not twitchy)52.569235.462
kinky (not vanilla)52.494631.3234
circular (not linear)52.483733.435
impulsive (not cautious)52.397334.0247
precise (not vague)52.2134434.5176
liberal (not conservative)52.2124334.931
vain (not demure)52.195830.6211
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)51.8109336.338
selfish (not altruistic)51.781831.4283
Roman (not Greek)51.7100932.934
entitled (not grateful)51.794633.632
emotional (not unemotional)51.7143832.324
depressed (not bright)51.692229.2212
concrete (not abstract)51.6115934.532
literary (not mathematical)51.4123234.1261
businesslike (not chivalrous)51.497432.049
sheriff (not outlaw)51.298032.9244
folksy (not presidential)51.288531.339
melee (not ranged)51.270333.632
imaginative (not practical)51.169833.9232
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.184532.7161
subjective (not objective)51.1100035.498
😀 (not 😭)51.197730.662
ugly (not beautiful)51.036724.6107
stingy (not generous)51.071033.943
chaotic (not orderly)50.992834.9231
traitorous (not loyal)50.941730.8255
English (not German)50.8176833.034
compersive (not jealous)50.6101330.1206
disreputable (not prestigious)50.470830.8188
bold (not serious)50.5109735.0278

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Rust Cohle (0.776)
  2. Scar (0.758)
  3. Akecheta (0.756)
  4. Dolores Abernathy (0.751)
  5. Alastor Moody (0.747)
  6. Walter White (0.736)
  7. Imperator Furiosa (0.721)
  8. Harry Morgan (0.718)
  9. Carol Peletier (0.718)
  10. Man in Black (0.718)
  1. Karen Smith (-0.567)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.534)
  3. Josh Chan (-0.449)
  4. Aaron Samuels (-0.438)
  5. Choi Yeon-gyo (-0.437)
  6. Kevin Malone (-0.406)
  7. Lenny (-0.386)
  8. Charles Bingley (-0.38)
  9. Bianca Stratford (-0.379)
  10. Gretchen Wieners (-0.373)

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

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


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