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Jean Valjean Personality Statistics

Jean Valjean is a character from Les Misérables. 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
motivated (not unmotivated)94.16610.531
street-smart (not sheltered)93.1258.729
persistent (not quitter)92.31549.229
soulful (not soulless)91.9369.329
devoted (not unfaithful)91.49814.430
masculine (not feminine)91.010410.530
important (not irrelevant)90.411610.616
dramatic (not comedic)90.12710.752
driven (not unambitious)90.017016.130
deep (not shallow)90.01213.826
genuine (not sarcastic)89.91814.727
confidential (not gossiping)89.75716.336
diligent (not lazy)89.229717.018
egalitarian (not racist)88.814012.223
works hard (not plays hard)88.74915.235
kind (not cruel)88.714520.924
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)88.515018.129
pointed (not random)88.47910.737
badass (not weakass)88.223715.940
family-first (not work-first)88.06620.532
go-getter (not slugabed)87.811314.620
independent (not codependent)87.78515.729
active (not slothful)87.615411.524
inspiring (not cringeworthy)87.63418.927
French (not Russian)87.51721.237
generous (not stingy)87.35118.852
giving (not receiving)86.76020.831
introspective (not not introspective)86.22218.625
resourceful (not helpless)86.127618.627
interesting (not tiresome)86.07912.120
human (not animalistic)86.011512.630
pro (not noob)86.024715.324
guarded (not open)85.817712.724
tense (not relaxed)85.620018.323
empath (not psychopath)85.610417.032
gendered (not androgynous)85.620621.421
serious (not playful)85.513612.729
protagonist (not antagonist)85.411125.325
heroic (not villainous)85.126813.327
believable (not poorly-written)84.88916.121
competent (not incompetent)84.733416.832
🤺 (not 🏌)84.615718.223
grateful (not entitled)84.64918.933
tall (not short)84.49011.131
alert (not oblivious)84.017416.825
🧗 (not 🛌)84.015917.930
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.026517.826
hard-work (not natural-talent)84.04721.546
secretive (not open-book)83.918115.730
love-focused (not money-focused)83.726225.222
accepting (not judgemental)83.67518.131
interested (not bored)83.68415.544
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.525620.324
private (not gregarious)83.210117.929
coordinated (not clumsy)83.028716.530
perceptive (not unobservant)82.941918.834
🌟 (not 💩)82.826616.929
mighty (not puny)82.722214.524
altruistic (not selfish)82.613419.727
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)82.510123.224
tasteful (not lewd)82.49114.428
sturdy (not flimsy)82.422019.123
bold (not shy)82.060020.826
treasure (not trash)82.034112.422
nurturing (not poisonous)81.919111.733
profound (not ironic)81.81813.339
reserved (not chatty)81.612611.320
workaholic (not slacker)81.550219.029
mature (not juvenile)81.418820.136
emotional (not unemotional)81.227922.729
clean (not perverted)80.928220.842
🎩 (not 🧢)80.822417.727
complimentary (not insulting)80.713116.124
studious (not goof-off)80.736318.535
forgiving (not vengeful)80.513522.619
haunted (not blissful)80.522323.659
musical (not off-key)80.47022.335
🥾 (not 👟)80.312415.730
reassuring (not fearmongering)80.211925.926
overachiever (not underachiever)80.143422.738
romantic (not dispassionate)79.924421.927
captain (not first-mate)79.528022.220
dominant (not submissive)79.447417.821
wise (not foolish)79.418819.637
respectful (not rude)79.326223.027
opinionated (not jealous)79.023110.923
sorrowful (not cheery)78.916021.031
complicated (not simple)78.930125.827
loyal (not traitorous)78.864719.921
vintage (not trendy)78.432722.060
open-minded (not close-minded)78.414718.433
tactful (not indiscreet)78.414521.223
fixable (not unfixable)78.45926.228
extraordinary (not mundane)78.234321.125
compersive (not jealous)78.28518.618
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.138024.622
humble (not arrogant)77.914719.524
😊 (not 🤣)77.416612.916
alpha (not beta)77.443527.425
penny-pincher (not overspender)77.37821.235
wooden (not plastic)77.318719.738
sensible (not ludicrous)77.222919.431
freelance (not corporate)77.232119.025
liberal (not conservative)77.222224.519
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)77.110126.327
outlaw (not sheriff)76.928723.725
cool (not dorky)76.823621.627
old (not young)76.821211.925
feminist (not sexist)76.747915.728
🐴 (not 🦄)76.717323.427
loveable (not punchable)76.628923.527
disarming (not creepy)76.531720.524
sane (not crazy)76.414720.121
high IQ (not low IQ)76.470315.826
gloomy (not sunny)76.325620.024
monastic (not hedonist)76.23528.112
angelic (not demonic)76.226216.221
earth (not air)76.218329.947
legit (not scrub)76.145220.138
self-disciplined (not disorganized)76.060826.321
utilitarian (not decorative)75.822324.923
😇 (not 😈)75.824716.722
🐮 (not 🐷)75.62119.427
oppressed (not privileged)75.69820.724
opinionated (not neutral)75.675925.459
genius (not dunce)75.540116.424
worldly (not innocent)75.448321.930
reclusive (not social)75.416723.236
queen (not princess)75.439723.214
spiritual (not skeptical)75.46928.319
wholesome (not salacious)75.330322.723
direct (not roundabout)75.244724.031
fast (not slow)75.141418.828
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)75.19119.920
frank (not sugarcoated)75.146816.426
enlightened (not lost)75.114123.727
dog person (not cat person)75.120327.536
beautiful (not ugly)75.073518.538
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.944321.327
honorable (not cunning)74.629728.339
intense (not lighthearted)74.549724.729
neurotypical (not autistic)74.445016.310
hurried (not leisurely)74.115822.030
master (not apprentice)74.053823.423
warm (not cold)73.835222.023
equitable (not hypocritical)73.819522.124
resistant (not resigned)73.838728.428
non-gamer (not gamer)73.734930.251
builder (not explorer)73.513923.030
😭 (not 😀)73.413124.021
macho (not metrosexual)73.317221.328
paranoid (not naive)72.926917.126
chaste (not lustful)72.812321.223
sage (not whippersnapper)72.812526.229
frenzied (not sleepy)72.555721.721
reasonable (not deranged)72.438425.734
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.457123.026
chivalrous (not businesslike)72.320227.346
rebellious (not obedient)72.353224.922
efficient (not overprepared)72.030422.623
attentive (not interrupting)71.927222.351
patient (not impatient)71.917220.524
winter (not summer)71.828728.025
suspicious (not awkward)71.748621.128
political (not nonpolitical)71.734130.127
pronatalist (not child free)71.613419.821
resolute (not wavering)71.646627.918
outsider (not insider)71.622823.730
pensive (not serene)71.641425.948
modest (not flamboyant)71.436925.732
decisive (not hesitant)71.360724.622
historical (not modern)71.326227.727
consistent (not variable)71.233928.226
democratic (not authoritarian)71.128132.737
existentialist (not nihilist)70.917121.217
attractive (not repulsive)70.773126.232
reliable (not experimental)70.637828.227
generalist (not specialist)70.52725.023
rock (not rap)70.579422.728
prudish (not flirtatious)70.422625.128
chortling (not giggling)70.339624.323
mysterious (not unambiguous)70.229026.332
🐘 (not 🐀)70.223026.426
instinctual (not reasoned)70.041327.422
minimalist (not pack rat)69.921926.525
precise (not vague)69.853121.425
literary (not mathematical)69.733028.920
assertive (not passive)69.772733.523
charming (not awkward)69.654525.439
🤐 (not 😜)69.631829.719
factual (not exaggerating)69.634625.054
sad (not happy)69.542725.329
theist (not atheist)69.417428.820
tight (not loose)69.257224.434
prideful (not envious)69.264023.073
brave (not careful)69.152025.427
low-tech (not high-tech)69.035821.89
humorless (not funny)68.921021.823
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.951024.521
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)68.828421.419
rational (not whimsical)68.749524.923
indie (not pop)68.645326.126
radical (not centrist)68.628827.927
self-improving (not self-destructive)68.626230.433
miserable (not joyful)68.547724.926
traumatized (not flourishing)68.452330.132
poetic (not factual)68.321929.021
👻 (not 🤖)68.228019.128
doer (not thinker)68.154230.359
thrifty (not extravagant)68.032223.242
triggered (not trolling)67.943519.120
obsessed (not aloof)67.848422.232
unassuming (not pretentious)67.717629.631
demure (not vain)67.528626.421
sober (not indulgent)67.428027.229
confident (not insecure)67.272029.427
jock (not nerd)67.236324.131
prestigious (not disreputable)67.257527.623
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)67.042027.928
realistic (not fantastical)67.050526.553
cynical (not gullible)67.058625.924
bookish (not sporty)66.968230.521
📈 (not 📉)66.649229.925
circular (not linear)66.619125.821
straight (not queer)66.592225.944
🥰 (not 🙃)66.535827.726
night owl (not morning lark)66.457023.021
introvert (not extrovert)66.327930.430
chosen one (not everyman)66.342729.933
English (not German)66.298326.531
frugal (not lavish)66.044225.927
stoic (not hypochondriac)66.046028.425
vibrant (not geriatric)65.970124.723
arcane (not mainstream)65.644327.123
presidential (not folksy)65.350724.731
moody (not stable)65.270924.423
western (not eastern)65.249230.921
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)65.036729.421
🤫 (not 🤔)64.813631.726
wild (not tame)64.768223.940
civilized (not barbaric)64.478824.732
classical (not avant-garde)64.449730.023
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.447530.725
curious (not apathetic)64.374631.035
involved (not remote)64.282532.742
🐐 (not 🦒)64.150027.021
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.131630.325
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)63.842526.517
Italian (not Swedish)63.846126.026
🥵 (not 🥶)63.741824.235
bossy (not meek)63.587024.825
🤠 (not 🤑)63.463928.524
expressive (not monotone)63.468627.625
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.255833.925
asexual (not sexual)62.926727.136
ambitious (not realistic)62.966129.439
demanding (not unchallenging)62.9102529.240
neat (not messy)62.875427.918
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)62.854324.521
unorthodox (not traditional)62.560832.222
distant (not touchy-feely)62.456824.628
vanilla (not kinky)62.348429.723
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.381832.127
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.355933.121
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.381730.622
blacksmith (not tailor)62.235932.028
on-time (not tardy)62.283130.549
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.130523.238
proactive (not reactive)62.125330.720
rugged (not refined)61.948023.427
pure (not debased)61.657926.538
fresh (not stinky)61.686828.718
hoarder (not unprepared)61.564821.823
intellectual (not physical)61.381227.729
deep (not epic)60.933630.945
desperate (not high standards)60.935228.453
devout (not heathen)60.857133.222
optimistic (not pessimistic)60.852330.629
regular (not zany)60.834424.216
contrarian (not yes-man)60.870530.226
good-cook (not bad-cook)60.642630.140
bold (not serious)60.462229.333
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)60.471223.217
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.465725.328
sweet (not bitter)60.258628.833
warm (not quarrelsome)59.948926.026
practical (not imaginative)59.879428.924
industrial (not domestic)59.852625.428
eloquent (not unpolished)59.780730.823
anarchist (not statist)59.747525.225
libertarian (not socialist)59.649934.717
emancipated (not enslaved)59.689130.831
cultured (not rustic)59.676523.625
normal (not weird)59.541228.623
deliberate (not spontaneous)59.584132.028
spontaneous (not scheduled)59.552228.328
punk rock (not preppy)59.549729.423
white knight (not bad boy)59.473928.531
communal (not individualist)59.332736.624
purple (not orange)59.247827.423
gracious (not feisty)59.225727.837
transparent (not machiavellian)59.054432.027
offended (not chill)58.770630.120
rough (not smooth)58.355826.831
angry (not good-humored)58.352327.926
concrete (not abstract)58.373830.130
jaded (not innocent)58.390231.524
backdoor (not official)58.267332.828
goth (not flower child)58.243528.118
trusting (not charming)58.148430.724
deviant (not average)58.179330.137
🧕 (not 💃)58.032027.419
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)58.065630.449
unlucky (not fortunate)57.960828.827
OCD (not ADHD)57.786328.837
stoic (not expressive)57.649129.620
methodical (not astonishing)57.680132.741
spicy (not mild)57.586130.839
scruffy (not manicured)57.548225.326
luddite (not technophile)57.455424.920
anxious (not calm)57.379824.922
metaphorical (not literal)57.331932.825
emotional (not logical)57.270829.231
rural (not urban)57.133828.236
🎨 (not 🏀)57.085528.646
subjective (not objective)56.951532.821
one-faced (not two-faced)56.991832.749
suspicious (not trusting)56.875934.433
water (not fire)56.843730.544
healthy (not sickly)56.6107024.727
flexible (not rigid)56.549533.823
valedictorian (not drop out)56.594232.830
💪 (not 🧠)56.439826.128
transient (not permanent)56.342733.924
pacifist (not ferocious)56.146329.830
artistic (not scientific)55.963927.234
strict (not lenient)55.777829.921
👽 (not 🤡)55.772725.616
real (not philosophical)55.696929.333
🧐 (not 😎)55.662036.035
idealist (not realist)55.561033.526
extreme (not moderate)55.492429.537
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)55.340127.622
subdued (not exuberant)55.347331.128
creative (not conventional)55.274629.428
quiet (not loud)55.261422.024
armoured (not vulnerable)55.290728.541
normie (not freak)55.157826.845
long-winded (not concise)55.159631.633
🐿 (not 🦇)55.080029.323
fast-talking (not slow-talking)55.094328.124
washed (not muddy)55.089722.428
moist (not dry)54.862628.021
depressed (not bright)54.762027.135
always down (not picky)54.644827.527
Coke (not Pepsi)54.565032.542
stubborn (not accommodating)54.5113933.547
varied (not repetitive)54.442326.825
cautious (not impulsive)54.171135.322
thin (not thick)54.187831.119
twitchy (not still)54.189828.744
shy (not playful)54.033823.922
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.076935.023
soft (not hard)54.062122.619
theoretical (not empirical)53.940726.426
oxymoron (not tautology)53.888022.311
never cries (not often crying)53.883832.529
🥴 (not 🥳)53.682030.328
chic (not cheesy)53.663826.020
cocky (not timid)53.5112623.526
melee (not ranged)53.347026.121
analysis (not common sense)53.386431.726
rich (not poor)53.292024.826
biased (not impartial)53.2117430.126
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.151426.919
😏 (not 😬)53.083336.534
hard (not soft)52.986225.234
multicolored (not monochrome)52.971832.627
intimate (not formal)52.874133.530
mad (not glad)52.788126.339
mischievous (not well behaved)52.590633.330
💀 (not 🎃)52.579135.022
cryptic (not straightforward)52.335033.034
hipster (not basic)52.351228.619
edgy (not politically correct)52.388229.246
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.065430.526
scandalous (not proper)52.077828.727
🐩 (not 🐒)52.081324.324
crafty (not scholarly)51.992929.029
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.8102527.824
💔 (not 💝)51.771334.024
competitive (not cooperative)51.699833.227
vegan (not cannibal)51.680726.332
lover (not fighter)51.675531.942
predictable (not quirky)51.274727.526
gatherer (not hunter)50.273536.818
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.252128.755
chaotic (not orderly)50.474429.627
stylish (not slovenly)50.6103429.119
Roman (not Greek)50.685632.115

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Aragorn (0.834)
  2. Maximus (0.805)
  3. Remus Lupin (0.783)
  4. Akecheta (0.777)
  5. Desmond Hume (0.771)
  6. Mulan (0.765)
  7. Sayid Jarrah (0.76)
  8. John Bates (0.759)
  9. Carol Peletier (0.758)
  10. Jon Snow (0.755)
  1. James Taggart (-0.546)
  2. The Deep (-0.481)
  3. Jonah Ryan (-0.48)
  4. Joey Donner (-0.476)
  5. Dennis Nedry (-0.467)
  6. Connor Roy (-0.465)
  7. Zapp Brannigan (-0.462)
  8. Prince John (-0.461)
  9. Arturo Roman (-0.448)
  10. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.441)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.57)
  2. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.57)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.52)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.47)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.44)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.44)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.42)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.38)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.35)
  10. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.34)
  11. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.34)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.29)
  13. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.25)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.19)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.19)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.11)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.08)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.07)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.04)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.01)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.08)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.19)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.19)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.24)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.26)


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