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James 'Sawyer' Ford Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
cocky (not timid)96.448.721
rebellious (not obedient)94.8248.3233
flirtatious (not prudish)94.867.919
masculine (not feminine)93.3619.9259
bold (not shy)93.110810.2251
street-smart (not sheltered)92.92411.4205
sexual (not asexual)92.6529.640
mischievous (not well behaved)91.77811.7306
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.29912.636
individualist (not communal)91.01712.799
charming (not awkward)90.92613.0273
dominant (not submissive)90.711610.9230
playful (not shy)90.610312.2279
edgy (not politically correct)90.42212.3283
rock (not rap)90.42115.227
wild (not tame)90.28312.1226
competitive (not cooperative)90.114612.8269
rugged (not refined)89.92813.5291
spicy (not mild)89.94710.7251
scruffy (not manicured)89.93615.1208
lustful (not chaste)89.52813.5264
scandalous (not proper)89.44911.7214
freelance (not corporate)89.27615.038
punk rock (not preppy)89.16815.430
fire (not water)89.18916.448
assertive (not passive)89.09716.8226
straight (not queer)88.98717.2130
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.711015.2196
gendered (not androgynous)88.611321.0101
important (not irrelevant)88.123315.228
opinionated (not neutral)88.023521.751
arrogant (not humble)87.816515.2255
badass (not weakass)87.731016.545
💃 (not 🧕)87.113419.348
stubborn (not accommodating)87.021419.554
spontaneous (not scheduled)86.811115.5282
bossy (not meek)86.823816.4304
charming (not trusting)86.82114.0266
chaotic (not orderly)86.513013.8245
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)86.416618.3224
backdoor (not official)86.25221.5230
alpha (not beta)85.825418.9216
outlaw (not sheriff)85.614219.1252
skeptical (not spiritual)85.610916.8244
funny (not humorless)85.514914.4280
jock (not nerd)85.47817.1235
feisty (not gracious)85.314319.4210
beautiful (not ugly)85.152717.5106
crafty (not scholarly)85.06315.2222
suspicious (not trusting)84.916617.0281
ferocious (not pacifist)84.818717.3261
anarchist (not statist)84.75120.535
suspicious (not awkward)84.510213.4271
tall (not short)84.311712.5268
bad boy (not white knight)84.39815.526
cynical (not gullible)84.316019.433
kinky (not vanilla)84.210015.4271
attractive (not repulsive)84.038720.2255
deviant (not average)83.912116.5190
western (not eastern)83.93422.231
worldly (not innocent)83.721918.0268
guarded (not open)83.730219.8282
sarcastic (not genuine)83.710220.3271
independent (not codependent)83.722323.1243
contrarian (not yes-man)83.77121.123
moody (not stable)83.523616.1254
extreme (not moderate)83.528214.2225
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)83.39222.6276
brave (not careful)83.213919.0254
rude (not respectful)83.212014.6265
impatient (not patient)83.222717.6116
🥾 (not 👟)83.110524.350
cannibal (not vegan)83.111115.527
impulsive (not cautious)83.020419.5263
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)83.014225.756
bold (not serious)82.813118.6290
demanding (not unchallenging)82.841119.758
radical (not centrist)82.85615.434
cool (not dorky)82.714421.026
🥵 (not 🥶)82.64523.459
unorthodox (not traditional)82.620018.7108
indulgent (not sober)82.515120.3281
resourceful (not helpless)82.551821.1115
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.59625.739
drop out (not valedictorian)82.49119.345
resistant (not resigned)82.310222.8283
rustic (not cultured)82.24017.825
haunted (not blissful)82.222320.655
decisive (not hesitant)82.130318.4284
hedonist (not monastic)81.93620.123
instinctual (not reasoned)81.714619.7270
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)81.318516.862
conspiracist (not sheeple)81.216817.3157
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.019323.7226
😎 (not 🧐)80.919826.847
perceptive (not unobservant)80.861917.439
doer (not thinker)80.718023.559
loose (not tight)80.77418.236
frank (not sugarcoated)80.635525.818
😏 (not 😬)80.612325.957
🧢 (not 🎩)80.616723.456
outsider (not insider)80.56824.2178
mysterious (not unambiguous)80.515221.6232
confident (not insecure)80.039824.8259
machiavellian (not transparent)80.014518.227
quarrelsome (not warm)79.827520.7283
disreputable (not prestigious)79.86919.1212
vengeful (not forgiving)79.631721.5254
intimate (not formal)79.68618.843
mighty (not puny)79.439020.1274
efficient (not overprepared)79.37818.041
atheist (not theist)79.318121.9117
heathen (not devout)79.28519.5264
lewd (not tasteful)79.18619.3233
armoured (not vulnerable)78.828423.1236
pessimistic (not optimistic)78.615422.4258
messy (not neat)78.618618.6158
vain (not demure)78.521920.2226
😈 (not 😇)78.427523.349
complicated (not simple)78.139624.1231
child free (not pronatalist)78.022023.5214
💪 (not 🧠)78.012025.261
persistent (not quitter)77.8118621.438
insulting (not complimentary)77.823520.1130
interesting (not tiresome)77.741022.1259
vibrant (not geriatric)77.738121.739
loud (not quiet)77.538925.1306
macho (not metrosexual)77.512127.647
realist (not idealist)77.415225.1119
sexist (not feminist)77.317820.727
😜 (not 🤐)77.328026.757
flamboyant (not modest)77.227624.6268
always down (not picky)77.22931.215
muddy (not washed)77.210221.327
jealous (not compersive)77.121819.7234
leisurely (not hurried)77.19623.8206
never cries (not often crying)77.133825.521
hunter (not gatherer)77.035926.035
tardy (not on-time)77.015223.469
jaded (not innocent)76.946725.818
libertarian (not socialist)76.65626.0243
hard (not soft)76.534420.6300
physical (not intellectual)76.417423.0256
🏀 (not 🎨)76.326425.266
distant (not touchy-feely)76.230125.422
unpolished (not eloquent)76.016826.9189
night owl (not morning lark)76.041022.6135
master (not apprentice)76.058721.3133
secretive (not open-book)76.047527.739
hard (not soft)75.936020.7135
playful (not serious)75.824822.9276
self-destructive (not self-improving)75.827826.843
paranoid (not naive)75.822625.019
👻 (not 🤖)75.614322.249
pro (not noob)75.473326.741
biased (not impartial)75.234224.2259
summer (not winter)75.233127.730
selfish (not altruistic)75.033622.3280
barbaric (not civilized)74.914117.2283
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.940130.641
trolling (not triggered)74.97428.136
fast (not slow)74.854223.6264
extraordinary (not mundane)74.755422.1267
🤠 (not 🤑)74.736731.343
cunning (not honorable)74.628224.5308
low-tech (not high-tech)74.526421.2238
variable (not consistent)74.57627.945
main character (not side character)74.450323.913
real (not philosophical)74.327924.2166
🐒 (not 🐩)74.317026.559
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.221928.5208
multicolored (not monochrome)74.225229.0114
believable (not poorly-written)73.878123.641
stoic (not hypochondriac)73.827025.116
perverted (not clean)73.721722.541
🤺 (not 🏌)73.762931.064
debased (not pure)73.632922.1268
alert (not oblivious)73.662127.231
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)73.612625.740
direct (not roundabout)73.558830.0282
money-focused (not love-focused)73.523924.720
creative (not conventional)73.439224.6242
healthy (not sickly)73.267424.5278
ironic (not profound)73.212524.741
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.170626.5303
plays hard (not works hard)73.119921.4239
neurotypical (not autistic)73.055624.0242
juvenile (not mature)72.829022.5109
emancipated (not enslaved)72.746426.3243
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)72.717623.736
lowbrow (not highbrow)72.69126.0235
rhythmic (not stuttering)72.664923.842
whippersnapper (not sage)72.614327.730
poor (not rich)72.526721.7245
coordinated (not clumsy)72.375225.6279
goof-off (not studious)72.328330.830
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.326326.024
rough (not smooth)72.228427.2270
🧗 (not 🛌)72.159333.558
exuberant (not subdued)72.141828.026
crazy (not sane)72.038426.524
exaggerating (not factual)71.943330.130
stingy (not generous)71.827830.150
slacker (not workaholic)71.816523.3115
zany (not regular)71.744523.721
experimental (not reliable)71.632726.221
literary (not mathematical)71.536923.8266
competent (not incompetent)71.5103523.7220
traumatized (not flourishing)71.555128.253
prideful (not envious)71.462326.652
interrupting (not attentive)71.434227.140
ADHD (not OCD)71.225425.930
wooden (not plastic)70.953129.549
receiving (not giving)70.832024.727
transient (not permanent)70.710529.6108
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.621427.6275
earth (not air)70.641331.630
💀 (not 🎃)70.639329.153
luddite (not technophile)70.519321.6214
📈 (not 📉)70.540729.742
epic (not deep)70.520828.632
intense (not lighthearted)70.476229.533
dog person (not cat person)70.236035.520
extrovert (not introvert)70.055630.0276
two-faced (not one-faced)70.031428.855
entitled (not grateful)69.350627.336
active (not slothful)69.0116929.0221
blacksmith (not tailor)68.931728.236
judgemental (not accepting)68.951028.6162
avant-garde (not classical)68.825524.9104
pensive (not serene)68.867525.736
sad (not happy)68.757922.8240
disarming (not creepy)68.681924.194
sturdy (not flimsy)68.578729.228
fearmongering (not reassuring)68.535126.724
authoritarian (not democratic)68.440727.2282
artistic (not scientific)68.447723.4247
sporty (not bookish)68.439528.9201
mad (not glad)68.455027.439
industrial (not domestic)68.330627.797
twitchy (not still)68.358028.569
rural (not urban)68.222823.337
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.151529.1272
empirical (not theoretical)68.023129.3221
freak (not normie)67.853127.349
treasure (not trash)67.7117828.663
explorer (not builder)67.648427.7219
emotional (not unemotional)67.690626.014
driven (not unambitious)67.4143229.4235
poisonous (not nurturing)67.241424.5107
racist (not egalitarian)67.114224.017
bitter (not sweet)66.851924.5258
vintage (not trendy)66.888732.640
English (not German)66.7121031.534
lenient (not strict)66.544227.2255
🐴 (not 🦄)66.558833.663
salacious (not wholesome)66.345427.424
pointed (not random)66.3102729.632
quirky (not predictable)66.344830.219
nonpolitical (not political)66.228531.1266
hypocritical (not equitable)66.241425.6141
🥰 (not 🙃)66.149332.859
indie (not pop)66.170533.827
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.052027.3232
young (not old)65.992117.4253
astonishing (not methodical)65.730927.6253
animalistic (not human)65.720325.3206
folksy (not presidential)65.745631.733
frenzied (not sleepy)65.7110327.734
oxymoron (not tautology)65.722928.327
ludicrous (not sensible)65.538626.1255
nihilist (not existentialist)65.512430.3106
demonic (not angelic)65.345620.3321
miserable (not joyful)65.372127.131
realistic (not fantastical)65.169529.129
hoarder (not unprepared)65.062730.3177
vague (not precise)64.619627.0188
utilitarian (not decorative)64.674130.4108
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)64.533333.127
romantic (not dispassionate)64.295929.934
flower child (not goth)64.284124.617
melee (not ranged)64.120831.633
antagonist (not protagonist)64.127829.521
orange (not purple)64.039229.5193
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.937330.9219
high IQ (not low IQ)63.8137723.9234
pretentious (not unassuming)63.568027.923
spontaneous (not deliberate)63.445032.8261
go-getter (not slugabed)63.4139431.236
Coke (not Pepsi)63.227036.165
emotional (not logical)63.169829.5262
unlucky (not fortunate)63.058327.8225
arcane (not mainstream)63.064229.4233
🌟 (not 💩)62.6122332.156
motivated (not unmotivated)62.6160035.225
queen (not princess)62.290634.222
fighter (not lover)62.165224.656
soulful (not soulless)62.0126925.9102
🦇 (not 🐿)61.950434.043
expressive (not monotone)61.891031.826
chatty (not reserved)60.974132.6262
varied (not repetitive)60.928929.1125
opinionated (not jealous)60.9122428.720
calm (not anxious)60.747527.4286
🤫 (not 🤔)60.730734.161
lost (not enlightened)60.768930.938
close-minded (not open-minded)60.645828.5214
comedic (not dramatic)60.636933.638
overspender (not penny-pincher)60.355325.833
chortling (not giggling)60.392732.329
cheesy (not chic)60.372428.422
subjective (not objective)60.247632.290
practical (not imaginative)60.197731.4205
circular (not linear)60.144530.028
whimsical (not rational)59.657531.4264
work-first (not family-first)59.675331.0216
modern (not historical)59.584126.8142
sorrowful (not cheery)59.493426.2258
relaxed (not tense)59.326430.8242
chivalrous (not businesslike)59.268731.962
proactive (not reactive)59.240039.813
thick (not thin)59.051727.2147
thrifty (not extravagant)58.975135.145
underachiever (not overachiever)58.724631.848
foolish (not wise)58.657525.1258
private (not gregarious)58.4103632.6259
aloof (not obsessed)58.321129.9263
remote (not involved)58.220430.8241
cold (not warm)58.269028.1235
depressed (not bright)58.167928.0220
hipster (not basic)58.049528.1247
deranged (not reasonable)58.060528.826
expressive (not stoic)57.996831.7253
off-key (not musical)57.979429.131
legit (not scrub)57.7136633.242
common sense (not analysis)57.547433.028
disorganized (not self-disciplined)57.444531.4250
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)57.458730.040
interested (not bored)57.3132233.029
French (not Russian)57.297829.737
captain (not first-mate)57.184734.0221
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.091536.350
genius (not dunce)56.9124122.8294
flexible (not rigid)56.962931.6250
🐐 (not 🦒)56.9109932.955
gloomy (not sunny)56.694027.832
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.648132.537
curious (not apathetic)56.5131430.6269
chill (not offended)56.259532.336
weird (not normal)56.0104326.0258
not introspective (not introspective)56.040331.936
🐘 (not 🐀)55.976533.963
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)55.963836.841
stinky (not fresh)55.847732.439
lavish (not frugal)55.672431.0250
confidential (not gossiping)55.5124633.4200
tactful (not indiscreet)55.5115433.125
deep (not shallow)55.4119330.237
loveable (not punchable)55.3115533.446
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.994532.6138
😀 (not 😭)54.980231.354
🤣 (not 😊)54.662536.257
straightforward (not cryptic)54.5135834.7269
angry (not good-humored)54.576028.6225
unpatriotic (not patriotic)54.437528.525
natural-talent (not hard-work)54.452433.756
heroic (not villainous)54.2141123.6230
🥳 (not 🥴)54.267136.748
moist (not dry)54.183128.935
traitorous (not loyal)54.038329.0247
resolute (not wavering)53.9140634.817
Swedish (not Italian)53.879832.340
Roman (not Greek)53.883836.124
privileged (not oppressed)53.8123430.936
pack rat (not minimalist)53.770236.227
non-gamer (not gamer)53.7116833.723
literal (not metaphorical)53.5120931.0233
psychopath (not empath)53.465628.149
ambitious (not realistic)53.4115734.945
long-winded (not concise)53.478030.214
👽 (not 🤡)53.3102233.546
abstract (not concrete)53.271730.434
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.157928.8139
unfixable (not fixable)53.163426.334
🐷 (not 🐮)52.955832.459
slovenly (not stylish)52.165328.8254
chosen one (not everyman)52.0107633.034
not genocidal (not genocidal)51.9144029.029
generalist (not specialist)51.859430.897
💔 (not 💝)51.887336.679
ignorant (not knowledgeable)51.848226.742
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.798229.832
devoted (not unfaithful)51.6166730.421
desperate (not high standards)51.569430.262
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.4100930.248
reclusive (not social)51.385538.327
inspiring (not cringeworthy)51.2120130.4113
conservative (not liberal)50.170536.229
lazy (not diligent)50.225227.2254
kind (not cruel)50.3146522.2278
factual (not poetic)50.6117029.736

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Han Solo (0.883)
  2. John Bender (0.866)
  3. Tallahassee (0.865)
  4. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.857)
  5. Tim Riggins (0.843)
  6. Alex Karev (0.842)
  7. Dean Winchester (0.839)
  8. Tyra Collette (0.831)
  9. Bronn (0.83)
  10. Tyler Durden (0.83)
  1. George Michael Bluth (-0.63)
  2. Billy Keikeya (-0.627)
  3. Waylon Smithers (-0.626)
  4. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.623)
  5. Kif Kroker (-0.597)
  6. Matt Braden (-0.589)
  7. Brian Johnson (-0.583)
  8. Dr. Marcus Brody (-0.577)
  9. Ned Flanders (-0.577)
  10. Emma Pillsbury (-0.576)

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 James 'Sawyer' Ford to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way James 'Sawyer' Ford is described identify as.

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


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