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James 'Sawyer' Ford Personality Statistics

James 'Sawyer' Ford 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
flirtatious (not prudish)100.010.03
cocky (not timid)96.5119.516
contrarian (not yes-man)95.776.13
rebellious (not obedient)95.0198.2228
rock (not rap)93.7107.417
masculine (not feminine)93.4549.9252
bold (not shy)93.210910.0255
sexual (not asexual)93.1519.836
street-smart (not sheltered)92.53111.7213
mischievous (not well behaved)91.77711.7306
individualist (not communal)91.21612.7100
punk rock (not preppy)91.2358.227
dominant (not submissive)90.811210.8239
freelance (not corporate)90.85010.535
charming (not awkward)90.73313.1271
competitive (not cooperative)90.313211.5273
edgy (not politically correct)90.32311.6292
scruffy (not manicured)90.13315.1206
playful (not shy)90.09513.0287
wild (not tame)90.07012.7226
spicy (not mild)89.85310.9250
scandalous (not proper)89.54411.6217
rugged (not refined)89.32913.8293
badass (not weakass)89.120414.043
assertive (not passive)89.010216.7230
lustful (not chaste)88.93314.9275
gendered (not androgynous)88.810021.299
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.79515.1201
straight (not queer)88.613117.2130
fire (not water)88.67616.942
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)88.515016.332
💃 (not 🧕)88.19417.321
🥾 (not 👟)87.83917.222
arrogant (not humble)87.615815.3257
opinionated (not neutral)87.621221.950
important (not irrelevant)87.321116.222
summer (not winter)87.07120.511
bossy (not meek)86.920315.8312
charming (not trusting)86.92114.0268
anarchist (not statist)86.62914.836
chaotic (not orderly)86.610413.8247
spontaneous (not scheduled)86.69015.9294
backdoor (not official)86.54921.1235
stubborn (not accommodating)86.420119.553
skeptical (not spiritual)86.18315.9244
outlaw (not sheriff)85.910918.6259
feisty (not gracious)85.911017.7208
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.815818.9224
money-focused (not love-focused)85.8848.64
machiavellian (not transparent)85.86113.620
alpha (not beta)85.722918.9218
suspicious (not trusting)85.514315.4284
hedonist (not monastic)85.31815.213
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)85.38322.029
jock (not nerd)85.27617.6240
funny (not humorless)85.212314.9280
crafty (not scholarly)85.04815.6227
ferocious (not pacifist)84.916017.2265
beautiful (not ugly)84.839917.3107
suspicious (not awkward)84.69713.2276
tall (not short)84.39312.1249
cynical (not gullible)84.114513.718
worldly (not innocent)84.019117.7267
brave (not careful)84.09818.4248
radical (not centrist)83.9539.715
attractive (not repulsive)83.830120.7256
guarded (not open)83.823319.4276
independent (not codependent)83.718423.0240
deviant (not average)83.612816.0190
kinky (not vanilla)83.49516.7273
sarcastic (not genuine)83.49820.2271
moody (not stable)83.321116.4252
rude (not respectful)83.210214.8269
extreme (not moderate)83.224314.2225
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)83.09523.2281
resistant (not resigned)82.97721.8281
stoic (not hypochondriac)82.97118.47
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.99924.631
impulsive (not cautious)82.818019.6270
bold (not serious)82.811318.6286
impatient (not patient)82.821717.7113
resourceful (not helpless)82.842620.8119
🧢 (not 🎩)82.811122.327
indulgent (not sober)82.714219.9287
cool (not dorky)82.711622.820
haunted (not blissful)82.717219.449
demanding (not unchallenging)82.736619.558
bad boy (not white knight)82.610916.516
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.612915.926
rustic (not cultured)82.35319.87
western (not eastern)82.24322.628
unorthodox (not traditional)82.117419.6107
oxymoron (not tautology)82.0338.05
distant (not touchy-feely)82.013215.510
decisive (not hesitant)81.926318.4290
😏 (not 😬)81.68318.831
doer (not thinker)81.614122.460
instinctual (not reasoned)81.511720.2266
efficient (not overprepared)81.34414.234
conspiracist (not sheeple)81.314717.4155
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.219123.4228
drop out (not valedictorian)81.19220.338
perceptive (not unobservant)80.951919.128
😎 (not 🧐)80.217126.021
outsider (not insider)80.17224.3178
quarrelsome (not warm)80.023520.7285
vengeful (not forgiving)79.727121.3262
mysterious (not unambiguous)79.713022.4232
🥵 (not 🥶)79.76025.642
mighty (not puny)79.632319.5273
🧗 (not 🛌)79.626325.625
cannibal (not vegan)79.615021.126
atheist (not theist)79.516020.9113
🤺 (not 🏌)79.531929.126
disreputable (not prestigious)79.46719.4211
confident (not insecure)79.334925.3263
intimate (not formal)79.27820.434
lewd (not tasteful)79.28319.0240
heathen (not devout)79.08419.4270
pessimistic (not optimistic)78.811722.2263
vain (not demure)78.721020.2227
frank (not sugarcoated)78.735728.011
messy (not neat)78.316318.8164
paranoid (not naive)78.314620.315
insulting (not complimentary)78.219719.7132
armoured (not vulnerable)78.126423.6245
loose (not tight)78.09119.128
complicated (not simple)77.933023.9229
leisurely (not hurried)77.97322.9213
child free (not pronatalist)77.718423.5213
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)77.79917.415
libertarian (not socialist)77.64725.3238
princess (not queen)77.5946.24
loud (not quiet)77.233025.2313
interesting (not tiresome)77.034422.6264
hunter (not gatherer)77.030428.131
jealous (not compersive)76.918719.9241
macho (not metrosexual)76.812427.741
flamboyant (not modest)76.824524.9256
tardy (not on-time)76.714423.662
physical (not intellectual)76.614522.9256
hard (not soft)76.429620.7305
persistent (not quitter)76.3100522.633
unpolished (not eloquent)76.214126.8186
night owl (not morning lark)76.232321.6141
😈 (not 😇)76.225620.927
perverted (not clean)76.016320.236
muddy (not washed)76.010925.617
master (not apprentice)75.948221.4130
secretive (not open-book)75.937428.336
sexist (not feminist)75.817021.726
💪 (not 🧠)75.611629.327
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)75.68725.336
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.534830.736
goof-off (not studious)75.418728.015
playful (not serious)75.420323.3280
multicolored (not monochrome)75.418528.2112
hard (not soft)75.332620.6138
biased (not impartial)75.231024.2267
vibrant (not geriatric)75.239625.731
low-tech (not high-tech)75.020821.2246
realist (not idealist)74.919126.6118
selfish (not altruistic)74.928422.2278
🏀 (not 🎨)74.924425.142
trolling (not triggered)74.86727.832
pro (not noob)74.861426.435
extraordinary (not mundane)74.743822.1275
fast (not slow)74.544623.8273
real (not philosophical)74.523424.0170
🐒 (not 🐩)74.414629.222
cunning (not honorable)74.424624.4301
barbaric (not civilized)74.413017.3292
alert (not oblivious)74.449125.427
debased (not pure)74.327121.8270
always down (not picky)74.15230.015
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.016628.7207
🐴 (not 🦄)73.726028.527
healthy (not sickly)73.555024.3279
zany (not regular)73.534419.814
variable (not consistent)73.58828.140
neurotypical (not autistic)73.450923.9250
experimental (not reliable)73.424626.422
earth (not air)73.427330.425
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.354526.3309
self-destructive (not self-improving)73.330027.438
creative (not conventional)73.131025.1253
direct (not roundabout)73.150930.4288
plays hard (not works hard)72.818421.4241
rough (not smooth)72.822126.9273
👻 (not 🤖)72.815923.926
exaggerating (not factual)72.735929.926
coordinated (not clumsy)72.761025.2274
💀 (not 🎃)72.630827.727
lowbrow (not highbrow)72.59226.3240
emancipated (not enslaved)72.540226.3240
poor (not rich)72.419821.4242
pensive (not serene)72.339223.932
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.023625.121
ADHD (not OCD)71.920225.726
believable (not poorly-written)71.975624.637
salacious (not wholesome)71.729023.823
intense (not lighthearted)71.458228.928
juvenile (not mature)71.229322.2102
exuberant (not subdued)71.239628.524
ironic (not profound)71.217826.437
focused on the present (not focused on the future)71.117527.4278
competent (not incompetent)71.184523.7226
whippersnapper (not sage)71.117629.725
two-faced (not one-faced)71.123929.251
transient (not permanent)70.98529.6107
blacksmith (not tailor)70.922827.631
prideful (not envious)70.955227.349
slacker (not workaholic)70.715223.2116
luddite (not technophile)70.717721.5221
🦇 (not 🐿)70.724031.215
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.660424.332
literary (not mathematical)70.529124.6270
stingy (not generous)70.526230.750
📈 (not 📉)70.232628.422
interrupting (not attentive)70.134229.134
🤠 (not 🤑)70.140631.518
judgemental (not accepting)70.040628.2169
jaded (not innocent)70.056928.29
extrovert (not introvert)69.849030.1275
quirky (not predictable)69.729433.68
rural (not urban)69.615724.929
😜 (not 🤐)69.634933.422
never cries (not often crying)69.545929.84
disarming (not creepy)69.461823.198
pointed (not random)69.474227.625
entitled (not grateful)69.242927.635
English (not German)69.083329.032
treasure (not trash)68.988027.562
active (not slothful)68.892829.1225
authoritarian (not democratic)68.734726.9287
avant-garde (not classical)68.721524.8100
artistic (not scientific)68.634623.4244
empirical (not theoretical)68.517929.1228
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.541729.0268
sad (not happy)68.545922.8247
industrial (not domestic)68.426728.889
folksy (not presidential)68.431529.725
twitchy (not still)68.348827.973
traumatized (not flourishing)68.253629.643
dog person (not cat person)68.136836.014
sporty (not bookish)68.032728.8203
wooden (not plastic)67.758131.739
sturdy (not flimsy)67.568328.625
driven (not unambitious)67.4113729.5238
explorer (not builder)67.237927.8219
lenient (not strict)67.034227.0256
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.940127.1236
crazy (not sane)66.943228.119
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)66.823430.123
nonpolitical (not political)66.722030.8264
poisonous (not nurturing)66.734625.3107
bitter (not sweet)66.644924.7256
receiving (not giving)66.634523.412
mad (not glad)66.452727.234
young (not old)66.370617.3256
epic (not deep)66.229630.928
nihilist (not existentialist)66.111330.0105
indie (not pop)66.155534.912
hypocritical (not equitable)65.835425.3139
fearmongering (not reassuring)65.736428.219
ludicrous (not sensible)65.634126.1264
animalistic (not human)65.517625.5209
racist (not egalitarian)65.512718.814
hoarder (not unprepared)65.447830.5185
vintage (not trendy)65.475432.036
utilitarian (not decorative)65.459629.6109
astonishing (not methodical)65.225827.5252
demonic (not angelic)65.236820.3331
romantic (not dispassionate)65.272530.829
comedic (not dramatic)65.122331.936
freak (not normie)65.049629.049
🤫 (not 🤔)64.814732.129
realistic (not fantastical)64.756930.625
orange (not purple)64.630729.2194
miserable (not joyful)64.658925.826
lost (not enlightened)64.245128.731
frenzied (not sleepy)64.298226.936
antagonist (not protagonist)64.224228.99
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.032430.6220
vague (not precise)63.917527.6184
high IQ (not low IQ)63.8108223.6234
emotional (not unemotional)63.882832.26
pretentious (not unassuming)63.657224.616
emotional (not logical)63.454729.5265
Coke (not Pepsi)63.423635.968
spontaneous (not deliberate)63.333732.7265
unlucky (not fortunate)63.244827.6232
arcane (not mainstream)63.253428.9232
🥰 (not 🙃)62.945033.425
melee (not ranged)62.821333.332
chortling (not giggling)62.470432.526
soulful (not soulless)62.396526.298
calm (not anxious)61.437627.2290
chatty (not reserved)61.061532.6256
practical (not imaginative)61.077130.8202
proactive (not reactive)61.029941.27
common sense (not analysis)60.826734.117
varied (not repetitive)60.621929.5119
work-first (not family-first)60.560530.9212
gloomy (not sunny)60.465224.025
close-minded (not open-minded)60.039328.4221
circular (not linear)60.037830.228
sorrowful (not cheery)59.973225.8263
fighter (not lover)59.958625.449
expressive (not monotone)59.978631.714
modern (not historical)59.569026.5140
subjective (not objective)59.540532.491
whimsical (not rational)59.447531.3266
resolute (not wavering)59.393934.811
legit (not scrub)59.0107132.534
conservative (not liberal)58.938334.323
cold (not warm)58.655127.7235
French (not Russian)58.673330.235
chivalrous (not businesslike)58.655532.656
overspender (not penny-pincher)58.549427.031
thick (not thin)58.444427.2148
expressive (not stoic)58.376331.4260
foolish (not wise)58.348224.8260
aloof (not obsessed)58.318029.8267
🐘 (not 🐀)58.257431.736
thrifty (not extravagant)58.260736.739
concise (not long-winded)58.254633.45
relaxed (not tense)58.123331.1250
private (not gregarious)58.182032.9256
hipster (not basic)58.137128.0249
depressed (not bright)57.952328.2219
remote (not involved)57.618231.0244
off-key (not musical)57.665729.531
underachiever (not overachiever)57.622630.842
disorganized (not self-disciplined)57.435831.4256
🌟 (not 💩)57.4106926.418
opinionated (not jealous)57.4105127.812
Roman (not Greek)57.350236.319
curious (not apathetic)57.2101330.7277
genius (not dunce)57.197822.9298
flexible (not rigid)57.147731.6263
🐐 (not 🦒)57.085333.526
chill (not offended)57.045332.329
moist (not dry)57.055830.129
captain (not first-mate)56.867933.9219
deep (not shallow)56.788030.638
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.749931.635
weird (not normal)56.684225.7269
not introspective (not introspective)56.432631.831
goth (not flower child)56.448519.95
ambitious (not realistic)56.385435.938
go-getter (not slugabed)56.2129230.623
🤣 (not 😊)56.249131.422
lavish (not frugal)56.159130.7255
motivated (not unmotivated)56.1136535.717
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.022931.819
tactful (not indiscreet)55.892331.317
Swedish (not Italian)55.854731.737
😀 (not 😭)55.762832.228
interested (not bored)55.7107533.127
cheesy (not chic)55.473927.014
straightforward (not cryptic)55.3107034.4277
confidential (not gossiping)55.397533.6201
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)55.354541.03
🥴 (not 🥳)55.175735.021
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.973832.9142
angry (not good-humored)54.861728.8218
deranged (not reasonable)54.856528.723
stinky (not fresh)54.839233.934
social (not reclusive)54.779537.120
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.781735.720
👽 (not 🤡)54.376930.625
loveable (not punchable)54.193233.439
heroic (not villainous)54.0110423.7231
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.072030.018
traitorous (not loyal)53.931329.1255
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.841528.7141
literal (not metaphorical)53.2100530.7246
natural-talent (not hard-work)52.846333.357
desperate (not high standards)52.851930.750
slovenly (not stylish)52.752828.7260
chosen one (not everyman)52.783531.714
unfaithful (not devoted)52.727630.26
slow-talking (not fast-talking)52.647935.437
minimalist (not pack rat)52.483035.019
psychopath (not empath)52.457328.240
generalist (not specialist)52.346930.896
concrete (not abstract)52.390226.921
inspiring (not cringeworthy)52.192630.4109
unfixable (not fixable)51.955726.137
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.878729.528
💔 (not 💝)51.771736.341
🐮 (not 🐷)51.797030.537
poetic (not factual)51.760131.230
privileged (not oppressed)51.2106731.132
not genocidal (not genocidal)51.2111228.812
cruel (not kind)51.044322.0284
lazy (not diligent)50.621426.9255
non-gamer (not gamer)50.6100234.021
ignorant (not knowledgeable)50.542324.735

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 James 'Sawyer' Ford based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Han Solo (0.873)
  2. John Bender (0.859)
  3. Tallahassee (0.843)
  4. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.841)
  5. Tim Riggins (0.836)
  6. Bronn (0.827)
  7. Tyra Collette (0.819)
  8. Tyler Durden (0.819)
  9. Alex Karev (0.817)
  10. Carl Gallagher (0.812)
  1. Billy Keikeya (-0.628)
  2. George Michael Bluth (-0.62)
  3. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.614)
  4. Waylon Smithers (-0.611)
  5. Ned Flanders (-0.579)
  6. Brian Johnson (-0.576)
  7. Kif Kroker (-0.567)
  8. Dr. Marcus Brody (-0.562)
  9. Jared Dunn (-0.557)
  10. C-3PO (-0.557)

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. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.25)
  2. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.2)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.16)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.14)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.14)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.14)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.12)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.11)
  9. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.1)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.08)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.08)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.07)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.05)
  14. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.04)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.03)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.01)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.04)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.07)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.07)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.09)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.09)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.11)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.15)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.16)


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