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Jean Valjean Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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
motivated (not unmotivated)94.6559.641
persistent (not quitter)93.81118.638
kind (not cruel)92.4678.932
diligent (not lazy)91.81859.824
devoted (not unfaithful)91.113313.737
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)90.910615.443
important (not irrelevant)90.911510.024
street-smart (not sheltered)90.17314.237
badass (not weakass)89.822814.644
French (not Russian)89.72119.149
giving (not receiving)89.73015.238
driven (not unambitious)89.322115.435
pointed (not random)89.36910.539
egalitarian (not racist)89.016411.132
active (not slothful)88.914211.129
genuine (not sarcastic)88.83914.636
soulful (not soulless)88.713116.134
dramatic (not comedic)88.75511.960
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.23517.635
masculine (not feminine)88.121312.744
works hard (not plays hard)87.97315.248
deep (not shallow)87.83014.138
confidential (not gossiping)87.711319.939
generous (not stingy)87.76217.256
gendered (not androgynous)87.513818.327
resourceful (not helpless)87.326918.131
go-getter (not slugabed)87.015315.736
heroic (not villainous)86.925113.236
independent (not codependent)86.911118.648
protagonist (not antagonist)86.912323.431
pro (not noob)86.628314.831
love-focused (not money-focused)86.522721.335
human (not animalistic)86.012813.844
family-first (not work-first)86.010723.342
serious (not playful)85.815311.938
empath (not psychopath)85.013217.438
grateful (not entitled)85.05718.136
introspective (not not introspective)84.94317.438
perceptive (not unobservant)84.837816.841
mighty (not puny)84.719613.829
hard-work (not natural-talent)84.63319.957
interesting (not tiresome)84.614014.727
secretive (not open-book)84.221414.945
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.130016.137
🧗 (not 🛌)83.921218.936
🌟 (not 💩)83.829616.136
competent (not incompetent)83.745118.540
forgiving (not vengeful)83.610419.535
guarded (not open)83.529719.333
mature (not juvenile)83.518617.341
🤺 (not 🏌)83.423219.234
emotional (not unemotional)82.827420.438
bold (not shy)82.765421.635
workaholic (not slacker)82.654517.935
dominant (not submissive)82.343916.531
interested (not bored)82.312716.552
studious (not goof-off)82.039317.842
fixable (not unfixable)81.91923.536
clean (not perverted)81.930419.752
coordinated (not clumsy)81.839318.933
haunted (not blissful)81.623423.363
tense (not relaxed)81.537521.139
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.538823.331
profound (not ironic)81.52714.046
complicated (not simple)81.428824.434
romantic (not dispassionate)81.425620.936
tasteful (not lewd)81.313015.033
nurturing (not poisonous)81.324012.237
treasure (not trash)81.348419.529
alert (not oblivious)81.231018.836
sturdy (not flimsy)80.930020.028
tall (not short)80.820215.867
altruistic (not selfish)80.620222.234
accepting (not judgemental)80.414822.042
vintage (not trendy)80.232222.270
respectful (not rude)80.129921.931
private (not gregarious)79.923518.542
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)79.516424.227
not genocidal (not genocidal)79.542424.632
loyal (not traitorous)79.178521.932
believable (not poorly-written)79.141023.527
overachiever (not underachiever)79.157423.443
tactful (not indiscreet)78.914819.727
sorrowful (not cheery)78.719922.742
alpha (not beta)78.649125.937
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)78.611426.335
complimentary (not insulting)78.520416.730
reserved (not chatty)78.423513.428
humble (not arrogant)78.416520.530
musical (not off-key)78.111325.043
opinionated (not jealous)78.131814.136
extraordinary (not mundane)78.042619.933
🥾 (not 👟)77.719418.536
😇 (not 😈)77.524616.432
🐮 (not 🐷)77.12520.334
old (not young)77.023712.134
intense (not lighthearted)76.851323.744
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.824025.538
oppressed (not privileged)76.511420.131
queen (not princess)76.542422.425
high IQ (not low IQ)76.486418.233
equitable (not hypocritical)76.417020.531
open-minded (not close-minded)76.125420.238
reclusive (not social)76.021321.646
chortling (not giggling)76.019621.733
self-disciplined (not disorganized)75.971626.428
sensible (not ludicrous)75.733218.336
wooden (not plastic)75.630120.947
disarming (not creepy)75.543422.831
😊 (not 🤣)75.529313.523
earth (not air)75.522729.355
rebellious (not obedient)75.454322.531
reasonable (not deranged)75.335023.745
opinionated (not neutral)75.389225.063
non-gamer (not gamer)75.236429.161
🐴 (not 🦄)75.227625.839
direct (not roundabout)75.152626.542
theist (not atheist)75.111128.029
legit (not scrub)75.160121.543
wise (not foolish)75.033923.449
chivalrous (not businesslike)75.017926.258
frenzied (not sleepy)74.952617.937
resolute (not wavering)74.940026.123
outlaw (not sheriff)74.839727.929
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.855020.739
compersive (not jealous)74.717222.129
spiritual (not skeptical)74.78932.030
utilitarian (not decorative)74.628826.932
captain (not first-mate)74.546328.333
beautiful (not ugly)74.594117.950
wholesome (not salacious)74.538224.331
cool (not dorky)74.436222.941
paranoid (not naive)74.327015.636
hurried (not leisurely)74.217922.233
frank (not sugarcoated)74.262618.131
angelic (not demonic)74.139217.228
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.117422.742
🎩 (not 🧢)74.143824.534
neurotypical (not autistic)73.949925.717
liberal (not conservative)73.241125.926
political (not nonpolitical)73.134729.237
sage (not whippersnapper)73.113426.633
historical (not modern)72.928226.731
dog person (not cat person)72.927929.644
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.871022.734
assertive (not passive)72.872531.730
🤐 (not 😜)72.632527.927
builder (not explorer)72.617622.939
sane (not crazy)72.627224.630
resistant (not resigned)72.552029.939
loveable (not punchable)72.548026.041
winter (not summer)72.433826.034
fast (not slow)72.366419.939
macho (not metrosexual)72.320821.239
master (not apprentice)72.369026.428
mysterious (not unambiguous)72.232024.041
😭 (not 😀)72.119521.637
honorable (not cunning)72.045430.044
genius (not dunce)71.864622.136
existentialist (not nihilist)71.817722.924
pensive (not serene)71.746826.152
feminist (not sexist)71.678222.236
chaste (not lustful)71.517623.631
monastic (not hedonist)71.58330.119
brave (not careful)71.455525.434
sad (not happy)71.344325.337
democratic (not authoritarian)71.132631.449
efficient (not overprepared)71.138325.830
frugal (not lavish)71.032925.940
charming (not awkward)70.762926.045
confident (not insecure)70.673229.238
indie (not pop)70.450625.430
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.355824.023
doer (not thinker)70.353829.368
attractive (not repulsive)70.294626.847
consistent (not variable)70.243228.338
modest (not flamboyant)70.148126.838
outsider (not insider)70.131224.444
attentive (not interrupting)70.139623.254
thrifty (not extravagant)69.931925.448
factual (not exaggerating)69.940624.655
📈 (not 📉)69.843627.432
generalist (not specialist)69.64624.634
pronatalist (not child free)69.418921.539
poetic (not factual)69.324627.135
🐘 (not 🐀)69.129228.635
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.144724.132
reliable (not experimental)69.148528.540
gloomy (not sunny)69.054524.033
traumatized (not flourishing)68.964128.836
radical (not centrist)68.835727.934
obsessed (not aloof)68.755119.838
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)68.724123.932
circular (not linear)68.716623.828
freelance (not corporate)68.765928.838
👻 (not 🤖)68.633520.734
rational (not whimsical)68.557925.729
suspicious (not awkward)68.569425.235
prideful (not envious)68.580723.884
triggered (not trolling)68.450521.630
worldly (not innocent)68.286327.636
enlightened (not lost)68.229829.644
rock (not rap)68.1110123.330
prudish (not flirtatious)67.931625.139
warm (not cold)67.861429.632
minimalist (not pack rat)67.834828.733
miserable (not joyful)67.461223.237
English (not German)67.4114227.135
presidential (not folksy)67.255223.840
low-tech (not high-tech)67.046823.920
humorless (not funny)66.930324.029
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)66.741128.630
introvert (not extrovert)66.435930.638
patient (not impatient)66.131924.435
🥰 (not 🙃)66.148728.030
civilized (not barbaric)66.190724.341
demure (not vain)66.038528.523
sober (not indulgent)65.938929.441
unassuming (not pretentious)65.926530.238
bookish (not sporty)65.887130.928
tight (not loose)65.782427.047
realistic (not fantastical)65.764827.960
chosen one (not everyman)65.554328.644
night owl (not morning lark)65.472824.729
instinctual (not reasoned)65.063827.633
jaded (not innocent)64.889028.035
straight (not queer)64.7109726.849
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.757629.233
jock (not nerd)64.449324.335
literary (not mathematical)64.466331.728
🤠 (not 🤑)64.476226.030
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.443733.940
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.457131.925
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.484930.924
stoic (not hypochondriac)64.362429.135
rugged (not refined)64.251824.532
🐐 (not 🦒)64.161826.026
🥵 (not 🥶)63.955824.944
wild (not tame)63.785623.246
cynical (not gullible)63.785525.429
involved (not remote)63.6102431.649
hoarder (not unprepared)63.668718.528
moody (not stable)63.489825.531
unorthodox (not traditional)63.471428.536
🤫 (not 🤔)63.421833.537
normal (not weird)63.337727.329
prestigious (not disreputable)63.384930.431
scruffy (not manicured)63.148224.536
vanilla (not kinky)63.055931.731
demanding (not unchallenging)63.0122329.943
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.857826.124
on-time (not tardy)62.799330.947
neat (not messy)62.590729.022
expressive (not monotone)62.586027.934
decisive (not hesitant)62.4104031.130
eloquent (not unpolished)62.490229.838
anarchist (not statist)62.452226.331
devout (not heathen)62.262931.628
curious (not apathetic)62.1103331.347
deliberate (not spontaneous)62.191229.341
precise (not vague)62.194226.936
Italian (not Swedish)61.958725.436
proactive (not reactive)61.929631.823
bold (not serious)61.770328.841
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.744031.835
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.598231.637
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)61.471624.930
vibrant (not geriatric)61.3102226.631
optimistic (not pessimistic)61.262729.733
ambitious (not realistic)61.285330.549
contrarian (not yes-man)61.283730.532
classical (not avant-garde)60.774030.835
backdoor (not official)60.671733.337
western (not eastern)60.589531.629
good-cook (not bad-cook)60.552329.648
trusting (not charming)60.450528.432
sweet (not bitter)60.471127.939
low self esteem (not narcissistic)60.444224.946
pure (not debased)60.376426.143
communal (not individualist)60.236536.533
white knight (not bad boy)60.188529.045
bossy (not meek)60.0114624.832
purple (not orange)60.056826.932
warm (not quarrelsome)60.061626.834
rough (not smooth)60.062926.141
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)59.889921.826
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.894328.833
goth (not flower child)59.847028.330
luddite (not technophile)59.757625.524
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.684426.036
subdued (not exuberant)59.645129.034
intellectual (not physical)59.5103828.545
flexible (not rigid)59.153031.336
industrial (not domestic)59.165225.836
healthy (not sickly)58.9121624.932
deviant (not average)58.994929.745
practical (not imaginative)58.899731.532
always down (not picky)58.839428.028
asexual (not sexual)58.741428.441
distant (not touchy-feely)58.685128.039
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.573027.823
offended (not chill)58.584428.728
🎨 (not 🏀)58.5100727.562
biased (not impartial)58.4117829.738
desperate (not high standards)58.446729.167
spontaneous (not scheduled)58.367029.139
🧕 (not 💃)58.237228.126
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.126226.631
emancipated (not enslaved)58.0116931.037
extreme (not moderate)58.0104029.242
down2earth (not head@clouds)57.984034.337
shy (not playful)57.932424.328
arcane (not mainstream)57.983531.332
punk rock (not preppy)57.763229.928
strict (not lenient)57.687230.432
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)57.582029.554
long-winded (not concise)57.558232.946
armoured (not vulnerable)57.3103128.144
deep (not epic)57.360731.550
methodical (not astonishing)57.297232.546
transient (not permanent)57.248232.433
rural (not urban)57.241528.444
🧐 (not 😎)57.070333.343
gracious (not feisty)56.938328.550
predictable (not quirky)56.964427.736
cultured (not rustic)56.8103524.940
creative (not conventional)56.787127.837
depressed (not bright)56.771228.442
🐿 (not 🦇)56.692829.928
emotional (not logical)56.588428.042
oxymoron (not tautology)56.586523.616
OCD (not ADHD)56.4105428.743
😏 (not 😬)56.391834.546
stubborn (not accommodating)56.2134232.057
angry (not good-humored)56.069625.935
spicy (not mild)55.9109029.648
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.876330.535
crafty (not scholarly)55.8102130.337
varied (not repetitive)55.648628.536
socialist (not libertarian)55.438835.027
real (not philosophical)55.4116230.239
unlucky (not fortunate)55.387629.235
mad (not glad)55.395927.244
never cries (not often crying)55.398930.636
regular (not zany)55.263827.925
pacifist (not ferocious)55.162930.433
anxious (not calm)55.1104225.631
concrete (not abstract)55.1102429.541
artistic (not scientific)55.081427.947
transparent (not machiavellian)55.081431.132
slovenly (not stylish)54.955828.633
cautious (not impulsive)54.884234.825
blacksmith (not tailor)54.662032.834
competitive (not cooperative)54.5111634.639
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.592833.832
rich (not poor)54.0107925.030
Coke (not Pepsi)54.080631.850
multicolored (not monochrome)53.882333.932
🥴 (not 🥳)53.799529.834
proper (not scandalous)53.687328.230
valedictorian (not drop out)53.6120832.939
theoretical (not empirical)53.553427.636
one-faced (not two-faced)53.5121532.459
quiet (not loud)53.483326.434
normie (not freak)53.277526.350
thin (not thick)53.1111329.023
chic (not cheesy)53.181422.928
soft (not hard)53.080226.628
Greek (not Roman)52.871031.317
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.753827.226
intimate (not formal)52.791930.543
twitchy (not still)52.7113529.348
suspicious (not trusting)52.6102934.245
🐒 (not 🐩)52.581227.735
edgy (not politically correct)52.3104927.951
fire (not water)52.3115632.460
hipster (not basic)52.267127.128
metaphorical (not literal)52.254532.936
💝 (not 💔)52.298135.233
fighter (not lover)52.092531.447
washed (not muddy)52.0119624.731
vegan (not cannibal)51.9101526.038
fresh (not stinky)51.8133130.525
analysis (not common sense)51.8109631.830
exhibitionist (not bashful)51.7124029.858
stoic (not expressive)51.675229.131
straightforward (not cryptic)51.6141633.147
👽 (not 🤡)51.5107226.120
gatherer (not hunter)51.585234.026
💪 (not 🧠)51.456728.532
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.3128326.432
soft (not hard)51.185223.944
💀 (not 🎃)51.1102033.834
mischievous (not well behaved)51.0112533.440
chaotic (not orderly)50.192528.735
ranged (not melee)50.1124826.329
subjective (not objective)50.799332.030
dry (not moist)50.499828.427
realist (not idealist)50.5102035.839
cocky (not timid)50.5144124.633

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Aragorn (0.839)
  2. Maximus (0.814)
  3. Remus Lupin (0.785)
  4. Desmond Hume (0.776)
  5. Akecheta (0.774)
  6. Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (0.773)
  7. Carol Peletier (0.77)
  8. Sayid Jarrah (0.768)
  9. Mulan (0.767)
  10. John Bates (0.765)
  1. James Taggart (-0.554)
  2. The Deep (-0.49)
  3. Zapp Brannigan (-0.475)
  4. Joey Donner (-0.472)
  5. Jonah Ryan (-0.47)
  6. Prince John (-0.464)
  7. Dennis Nedry (-0.464)
  8. Connor Roy (-0.463)
  9. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.443)
  10. Arturo Roman (-0.437)

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.



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