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Jean Valjean Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
motivated (not unmotivated)94.3689.642
persistent (not quitter)93.81108.638
kind (not cruel)92.3698.833
diligent (not lazy)92.11789.825
devoted (not unfaithful)91.412113.638
important (not irrelevant)90.414510.225
street-smart (not sheltered)90.36913.939
badass (not weakass)90.022414.545
French (not Russian)89.71919.149
giving (not receiving)89.71915.238
driven (not unambitious)89.322915.435
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)89.115119.149
egalitarian (not racist)89.016411.132
genuine (not sarcastic)88.83914.641
soulful (not soulless)88.713216.134
dramatic (not comedic)88.75511.960
active (not slothful)88.516111.230
deep (not shallow)88.12914.139
pointed (not random)88.18812.840
masculine (not feminine)88.021512.846
gendered (not androgynous)87.913618.128
works hard (not plays hard)87.97415.248
inspiring (not cringeworthy)87.93717.338
confidential (not gossiping)87.711819.939
heroic (not villainous)87.422613.138
resourceful (not helpless)87.326718.131
protagonist (not antagonist)87.312023.132
generous (not stingy)87.26617.457
independent (not codependent)87.010818.449
go-getter (not slugabed)87.015315.338
family-first (not work-first)86.69823.044
pro (not noob)86.628314.831
love-focused (not money-focused)86.522921.335
human (not animalistic)86.012313.844
serious (not playful)85.915511.841
empath (not psychopath)85.411917.339
mighty (not puny)85.217913.830
introspective (not not introspective)85.04016.941
grateful (not entitled)84.95817.837
hard-work (not natural-talent)84.82519.858
perceptive (not unobservant)84.639216.543
interesting (not tiresome)84.613414.727
🌟 (not 💩)84.328915.838
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.229915.739
secretive (not open-book)84.221814.945
🧗 (not 🛌)84.022018.737
competent (not incompetent)83.745718.540
mature (not juvenile)83.718317.242
forgiving (not vengeful)83.610919.535
guarded (not open)82.932918.935
emotional (not unemotional)82.828220.438
bold (not shy)82.767021.635
workaholic (not slacker)82.753917.736
main character (not side character)82.535125.321
dominant (not submissive)82.444116.332
🤺 (not 🏌)82.427320.636
studious (not goof-off)82.337417.743
interested (not bored)82.313016.353
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.037023.132
treasure (not trash)81.945219.530
clean (not perverted)81.931519.752
tasteful (not lewd)81.712614.339
profound (not ironic)81.52314.046
haunted (not blissful)81.524523.165
complicated (not simple)81.429324.434
coordinated (not clumsy)81.442218.137
alert (not oblivious)81.431318.537
fixable (not unfixable)81.32023.537
nurturing (not poisonous)81.323812.237
romantic (not dispassionate)81.326220.637
accepting (not judgemental)80.914021.545
sturdy (not flimsy)80.929820.028
tense (not relaxed)80.841420.647
tall (not short)80.820316.282
respectful (not rude)80.130221.931
private (not gregarious)80.123318.343
believable (not poorly-written)79.936423.428
overachiever (not underachiever)79.655522.945
altruistic (not selfish)79.623023.236
loyal (not traitorous)79.578922.035
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)79.410425.538
vintage (not trendy)79.436823.071
humble (not arrogant)79.315020.033
alpha (not beta)79.048025.738
tactful (not indiscreet)78.914919.328
complimentary (not insulting)78.819816.232
opinionated (not jealous)78.729414.337
musical (not off-key)78.112325.043
extraordinary (not mundane)78.043719.933
sorrowful (not cheery)77.822723.745
reserved (not chatty)77.825313.529
intense (not lighthearted)77.450823.745
high IQ (not low IQ)77.283917.736
oppressed (not privileged)77.110820.132
not genocidal (not genocidal)77.057726.034
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.824225.538
🐮 (not 🐷)76.72119.836
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)76.621025.032
🥾 (not 👟)76.522320.240
old (not young)76.425112.435
earth (not air)76.420128.659
open-minded (not close-minded)76.325520.039
theist (not atheist)76.29927.531
sensible (not ludicrous)75.932217.938
frenzied (not sleepy)75.947818.141
legit (not scrub)75.855721.445
😇 (not 😈)75.831318.633
😊 (not 🤣)75.829014.128
rebellious (not obedient)75.754822.232
resolute (not wavering)75.639825.824
wooden (not plastic)75.629620.947
disarming (not creepy)75.544022.831
utilitarian (not decorative)75.426126.833
outlaw (not sheriff)75.339727.530
reclusive (not social)75.222622.047
angelic (not demonic)75.037617.629
chivalrous (not businesslike)75.017926.258
wise (not foolish)74.934123.250
direct (not roundabout)74.952725.945
captain (not first-mate)74.945428.034
beautiful (not ugly)74.994117.953
equitable (not hypocritical)74.921721.533
cool (not dorky)74.935422.842
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.877927.030
opinionated (not neutral)74.893625.466
compersive (not jealous)74.717622.129
chortling (not giggling)74.725522.335
non-gamer (not gamer)74.538829.362
queen (not princess)74.548624.126
frank (not sugarcoated)74.563117.932
wholesome (not salacious)74.339324.032
paranoid (not naive)74.328315.636
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.257620.441
🎩 (not 🧢)74.144924.534
reasonable (not deranged)73.940024.948
neurotypical (not autistic)73.751525.223
master (not apprentice)73.766325.136
spiritual (not skeptical)73.611033.032
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.618922.743
historical (not modern)73.627326.133
hurried (not leisurely)73.520422.334
liberal (not conservative)73.441525.527
🐴 (not 🦄)73.334428.040
honorable (not cunning)73.043629.846
resistant (not resigned)72.952529.341
dog person (not cat person)72.929029.644
political (not nonpolitical)72.936028.938
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.872422.734
loveable (not punchable)72.848625.842
🤐 (not 😜)72.633227.927
builder (not explorer)72.618022.939
sane (not crazy)72.628424.630
winter (not summer)72.533526.639
efficient (not overprepared)72.332025.532
fast (not slow)72.267319.740
mysterious (not unambiguous)72.231924.041
😭 (not 😀)72.120321.637
brave (not careful)72.055225.335
chaste (not lustful)72.017022.934
sad (not happy)71.843525.238
genius (not dunce)71.865622.136
monastic (not hedonist)71.88529.420
democratic (not authoritarian)71.333130.951
pensive (not serene)71.249825.854
modest (not flamboyant)71.244726.640
assertive (not passive)71.279832.032
frugal (not lavish)71.034525.940
sage (not whippersnapper)70.917427.741
pronatalist (not child free)70.916221.941
doer (not thinker)70.852629.369
charming (not awkward)70.762426.045
confident (not insecure)70.674829.238
indie (not pop)70.452025.430
attractive (not repulsive)70.297926.847
macho (not metrosexual)70.225622.346
outsider (not insider)70.130724.444
generalist (not specialist)70.04324.335
feminist (not sexist)70.085221.243
factual (not exaggerating)69.841624.257
thrifty (not extravagant)69.832725.249
gloomy (not sunny)69.753323.435
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)69.721824.133
low-tech (not high-tech)69.441026.427
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.460926.025
radical (not centrist)69.435727.538
circular (not linear)69.215723.529
attentive (not interrupting)69.242424.055
poetic (not factual)69.226126.736
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.146924.132
rock (not rap)69.1106522.234
reliable (not experimental)69.049228.241
triggered (not trolling)69.049022.535
consistent (not variable)68.949329.039
freelance (not corporate)68.767728.838
rational (not whimsical)68.559125.729
👻 (not 🤖)68.535120.435
prideful (not envious)68.580723.884
worldly (not innocent)68.287427.636
🐘 (not 🐀)68.232029.038
enlightened (not lost)68.229929.644
existentialist (not nihilist)68.036624.834
miserable (not joyful)67.961923.138
prudish (not flirtatious)67.932025.139
warm (not cold)67.862829.632
minimalist (not pack rat)67.834828.733
traumatized (not flourishing)67.771230.338
presidential (not folksy)67.655323.442
patient (not impatient)67.528524.637
obsessed (not aloof)67.461121.342
English (not German)67.3116826.637
sober (not indulgent)67.234929.047
suspicious (not awkward)67.275126.236
night owl (not morning lark)67.069224.032
introvert (not extrovert)66.935530.339
humorless (not funny)66.930724.029
🥰 (not 🙃)66.746727.831
tight (not loose)66.480926.749
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)66.443329.332
demure (not vain)66.338927.924
unassuming (not pretentious)66.328430.342
📈 (not 📉)66.365629.236
civilized (not barbaric)66.292824.042
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.748027.233
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.780730.126
rugged (not refined)65.551024.534
chosen one (not everyman)65.555028.644
realistic (not fantastical)65.467827.761
Italian (not Swedish)64.749025.441
moody (not stable)64.587825.932
stoic (not hypochondriac)64.564229.641
🤠 (not 🤑)64.480226.030
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.444433.940
jaded (not innocent)64.492327.337
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.458231.925
bookish (not sporty)64.392531.230
scruffy (not manicured)64.147724.937
proactive (not reactive)63.922931.325
straight (not queer)63.7115927.550
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.764729.434
decisive (not hesitant)63.6101431.331
hoarder (not unprepared)63.670718.528
unorthodox (not traditional)63.672828.137
vanilla (not kinky)63.455931.634
normal (not weird)63.338327.329
precise (not vague)63.392426.239
prestigious (not disreputable)63.386330.431
on-time (not tardy)63.2100230.748
instinctual (not reasoned)63.172029.234
wild (not tame)63.188623.347
demanding (not unchallenging)63.1123629.445
🥵 (not 🥶)63.060325.445
luddite (not technophile)62.946426.229
eloquent (not unpolished)62.990829.639
cynical (not gullible)62.988825.731
jock (not nerd)62.853825.039
involved (not remote)62.8108531.451
curious (not apathetic)62.5104431.148
expressive (not monotone)62.588027.934
devout (not heathen)62.264631.628
backdoor (not official)62.268533.443
deliberate (not spontaneous)62.193129.341
western (not eastern)62.187032.437
anarchist (not statist)62.055126.833
🐐 (not 🦒)62.077327.728
🤫 (not 🤔)61.925933.439
literary (not mathematical)61.881032.230
good-cook (not bad-cook)61.850029.751
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.745930.744
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.5101131.637
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)61.473224.930
spelunker (not claustrophobic)61.477126.139
communal (not individualist)61.334335.935
vibrant (not geriatric)61.3105926.631
optimistic (not pessimistic)61.264329.733
contrarian (not yes-man)61.288230.532
bold (not serious)61.074828.942
white knight (not bad boy)60.989728.748
practical (not imaginative)60.895731.634
bossy (not meek)60.7114524.541
healthy (not sickly)60.6118625.234
ambitious (not realistic)60.689230.550
classical (not avant-garde)60.577530.541
purple (not orange)60.357026.533
pure (not debased)60.278825.844
sweet (not bitter)60.273827.841
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)60.268827.325
subdued (not exuberant)60.244928.835
warm (not quarrelsome)60.063326.834
rough (not smooth)60.064326.141
spontaneous (not scheduled)59.966129.341
goth (not flower child)59.847628.330
asexual (not sexual)59.641728.842
intellectual (not physical)59.3106528.246
shy (not playful)59.331225.129
low self esteem (not narcissistic)59.348425.048
deviant (not average)59.297429.446
trusting (not charming)59.156430.035
emancipated (not enslaved)59.1115131.338
flexible (not rigid)59.154131.336
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')59.120826.932
industrial (not domestic)59.166625.836
down2earth (not head@clouds)58.982834.438
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.9100128.834
distant (not touchy-feely)58.985127.740
creative (not conventional)58.782728.539
🧕 (not 💃)58.736927.727
arcane (not mainstream)58.682731.033
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.696022.327
punk rock (not preppy)58.664329.729
biased (not impartial)58.4123029.738
desperate (not high standards)58.448228.968
armoured (not vulnerable)58.3102728.046
extreme (not moderate)58.2106328.943
transient (not permanent)58.047632.234
strict (not lenient)57.688530.432
methodical (not astonishing)57.598432.247
spicy (not mild)57.5108129.651
🎨 (not 🏀)57.5106427.864
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)57.584829.554
long-winded (not concise)57.559332.946
cultured (not rustic)57.4101924.442
gracious (not feisty)57.338128.451
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.174330.936
regular (not zany)57.160327.927
OCD (not ADHD)57.1105028.245
always down (not picky)57.147528.929
socialist (not libertarian)57.030435.428
blacksmith (not tailor)56.958432.637
deep (not epic)56.864931.252
depressed (not bright)56.773028.442
emotional (not logical)56.591728.042
oxymoron (not tautology)56.584723.616
offended (not chill)56.494228.930
neat (not messy)56.3108730.726
unlucky (not fortunate)56.285428.438
🧐 (not 😎)56.273933.848
rural (not urban)56.144629.045
concrete (not abstract)55.5103430.043
real (not philosophical)55.4118330.239
predictable (not quirky)55.472528.837
varied (not repetitive)55.350928.538
stubborn (not accommodating)55.3140532.558
mad (not glad)55.298828.246
anxious (not calm)55.1106625.631
crafty (not scholarly)55.1107330.138
one-faced (not two-faced)55.1120732.961
transparent (not machiavellian)55.083731.132
😏 (not 😬)54.8101034.648
never cries (not often crying)54.8102630.437
pacifist (not ferocious)54.764930.034
🐿 (not 🦇)54.7101831.129
slovenly (not stylish)54.658728.435
👽 (not 🤡)54.695925.923
chic (not cheesy)54.579922.730
artistic (not scientific)54.386728.048
angry (not good-humored)54.376327.739
idealist (not realist)54.182736.345
🥴 (not 🥳)54.1102329.435
valedictorian (not drop out)53.9123533.341
multicolored (not monochrome)53.884733.932
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)53.654027.027
proper (not scandalous)53.589727.731
Coke (not Pepsi)53.486731.951
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.2100334.033
normie (not freak)53.279926.350
Greek (not Roman)53.169233.522
competitive (not cooperative)53.0118034.843
cautious (not impulsive)53.090935.326
soft (not hard)53.083126.628
metaphorical (not literal)52.853932.637
analysis (not common sense)52.8108331.831
quiet (not loud)52.788026.436
intimate (not formal)52.795430.543
straightforward (not cryptic)52.6143033.548
soft (not hard)52.684224.347
🐒 (not 🐩)52.583327.735
edgy (not politically correct)52.4107929.156
rich (not poor)52.3114526.331
gatherer (not hunter)52.384233.727
fire (not water)52.3118132.460
💝 (not 💔)52.2101735.233
melee (not ranged)52.265426.432
twitchy (not still)52.2118029.249
fighter (not lover)52.094631.447
washed (not muddy)52.0123224.133
stoic (not expressive)51.677129.131
theoretical (not empirical)51.566728.846
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.4130426.735
💪 (not 🧠)51.457928.532
vegan (not cannibal)51.4104925.741
hipster (not basic)51.272027.830
fresh (not stinky)51.1137828.928
💀 (not 🎃)51.1103433.834
mischievous (not well behaved)51.0115433.440
timid (not cocky)51.049524.837
chaotic (not orderly)50.194828.735
thick (not thin)50.277330.528
subjective (not objective)50.7102932.030
suspicious (not trusting)50.6111934.248
dry (not moist)50.4101228.427
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.567729.861

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 (0.843)
  2. Maximus (0.819)
  3. Remus Lupin (0.782)
  4. Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe (0.778)
  5. Desmond Hume (0.775)
  6. Mulan (0.772)
  7. Carol Peletier (0.771)
  8. Akecheta (0.769)
  9. Sayid Jarrah (0.767)
  10. Jon Snow (0.765)
  1. James Taggart (-0.553)
  2. The Deep (-0.496)
  3. Joey Donner (-0.477)
  4. Zapp Brannigan (-0.474)
  5. Jonah Ryan (-0.473)
  6. Prince John (-0.469)
  7. Connor Roy (-0.467)
  8. Dennis Nedry (-0.467)
  9. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.446)
  10. Arturo Roman (-0.446)

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

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


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