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Neo Personality Statistics

Neo is a character from The Matrix. 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
important (not irrelevant)91.94215.1111
heroic (not villainous)91.34712.6495
persistent (not quitter)91.114414.257
loyal (not traitorous)90.512213.1448
high-tech (not low-tech)86.55219.5454
treasure (not trash)85.911518.782
🌟 (not 💩)85.89317.569
technophile (not luddite)85.73521.0440
night owl (not morning lark)85.76317.7384
sturdy (not flimsy)85.79111.820
attractive (not repulsive)85.414316.3473
extraordinary (not mundane)85.38721.1455
active (not slothful)85.216918.8438
confidential (not gossiping)85.011616.6517
📈 (not 📉)84.8415.450
🧗 (not 🛌)84.59419.198
fast (not slow)84.17521.4457
diligent (not lazy)83.937817.4476
mighty (not puny)83.612418.5467
reserved (not chatty)83.67016.0501
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.614421.915
🤺 (not 🏌)83.510523.458
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.212519.4463
urban (not rural)83.27622.3112
legit (not scrub)83.012317.986
serious (not playful)82.814717.4461
kind (not cruel)82.521015.9470
egalitarian (not racist)82.525314.147
curious (not apathetic)82.27419.8483
believable (not poorly-written)82.212214.930
beautiful (not ugly)82.129017.8311
driven (not unambitious)82.138019.5437
human (not animalistic)81.316519.2448
altruistic (not selfish)81.310317.2461
brave (not careful)81.29720.1461
punk rock (not preppy)81.29722.334
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.119422.470
competent (not incompetent)80.534320.2443
soulful (not soulless)80.223621.2267
fresh (not stinky)80.215721.6106
quiet (not loud)79.88620.3438
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.89119.5291
emancipated (not enslaved)79.611023.7486
👽 (not 🤡)79.23916.449
go-getter (not slugabed)78.930220.752
resistant (not resigned)78.513123.1473
gloomy (not sunny)78.513715.922
introvert (not extrovert)78.37220.2415
high IQ (not low IQ)78.240220.6500
open-minded (not close-minded)77.98521.3500
modern (not historical)77.610023.4408
rebellious (not obedient)77.624323.9401
straight (not queer)77.438325.5258
masculine (not feminine)77.328918.5443
pure (not debased)77.312219.8449
coordinated (not clumsy)77.231326.2427
introspective (not not introspective)77.011419.876
healthy (not sickly)76.827023.5424
private (not gregarious)76.517420.6429
stylish (not slovenly)76.423423.2459
tall (not short)76.216116.0448
angelic (not demonic)76.116620.9434
🦇 (not 🐿)76.09427.551
resourceful (not helpless)75.844924.8266
young (not old)75.726618.2461
tasteful (not lewd)75.618520.2439
genuine (not sarcastic)75.614823.1456
honorable (not cunning)75.317525.6455
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.318423.9380
stoic (not expressive)75.211026.0504
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)75.220925.2469
perceptive (not unobservant)75.246824.138
interesting (not tiresome)74.823824.2453
anarchist (not statist)74.610527.887
sorrowful (not cheery)74.617618.0452
minimalist (not pack rat)74.28424.736
tense (not relaxed)74.137723.7460
creative (not conventional)74.118124.4485
works hard (not plays hard)74.133926.0446
unorthodox (not traditional)74.021425.3258
respectful (not rude)73.923722.9404
democratic (not authoritarian)73.913325.5446
workaholic (not slacker)73.848423.1265
pro (not noob)73.640726.459
civilized (not barbaric)73.535021.0411
outsider (not insider)73.412927.9386
studious (not goof-off)73.440727.246
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.213825.9404
backdoor (not official)73.019928.7475
reclusive (not social)73.013324.7105
reasonable (not deranged)72.823924.254
self-improving (not self-destructive)72.711526.129
intense (not lighthearted)72.636428.333
nurturing (not poisonous)72.528421.0193
equitable (not hypocritical)72.514424.4303
utilitarian (not decorative)72.325324.0246
English (not German)72.337127.822
child free (not pronatalist)72.124228.4351
freelance (not corporate)72.026730.323
tactful (not indiscreet)71.822124.362
😊 (not 🤣)71.222225.546
loveable (not punchable)71.226525.530
outlaw (not sheriff)71.125429.7462
nerd (not jock)71.033924.2458
alpha (not beta)71.037627.3469
cool (not dorky)71.024427.259
fortunate (not unlucky)70.912126.3469
explorer (not builder)70.817827.7472
deviant (not average)70.829526.3411
existentialist (not nihilist)70.89327.0257
compersive (not jealous)70.712921.0387
thin (not thick)70.721023.4372
wholesome (not salacious)70.725723.650
traumatized (not flourishing)70.628422.920
prestigious (not disreputable)70.231426.8418
🤐 (not 😜)70.220629.342
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.043726.2517
modest (not flamboyant)69.827626.8476
disarming (not creepy)69.836321.7230
💝 (not 💔)69.417230.281
direct (not roundabout)69.440027.2467
mathematical (not literary)69.412827.2441
deep (not shallow)69.428929.181
vegan (not cannibal)69.320216.528
resolute (not wavering)69.237829.358
humble (not arrogant)69.119625.7471
instinctual (not reasoned)69.127427.1456
miserable (not joyful)69.030219.056
😏 (not 😬)68.921329.350
sober (not indulgent)68.618527.4457
liberal (not conservative)68.428829.248
self-disciplined (not disorganized)68.251727.5448
feminist (not sexist)68.241717.360
involved (not remote)68.139528.7472
😇 (not 😈)68.126728.163
humorless (not funny)67.815624.7464
demure (not vain)67.817922.3408
arcane (not mainstream)67.823829.0450
complimentary (not insulting)67.726122.2238
avant-garde (not classical)67.613328.3265
manicured (not scruffy)67.547326.4511
efficient (not overprepared)67.533725.225
genius (not dunce)67.440723.2457
crafty (not scholarly)67.335626.5527
flexible (not rigid)67.213126.9480
sad (not happy)67.234120.0476
accepting (not judgemental)67.121026.3444
rational (not whimsical)67.036526.4422
edgy (not politically correct)67.034826.1436
hurried (not leisurely)66.823024.7517
alert (not oblivious)66.743827.558
industrial (not domestic)66.621726.8251
astonishing (not methodical)66.413228.0419
abstract (not concrete)66.416628.454
fixable (not unfixable)66.326232.528
frugal (not lavish)65.830226.0392
chill (not offended)65.815327.925
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.814326.023
chortling (not giggling)65.737327.423
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.330526.922
shy (not playful)65.29323.2430
melee (not ranged)65.212829.221
triggered (not trolling)65.232724.423
hunter (not gatherer)65.137328.628
guarded (not open)65.154826.6424
tailor (not blacksmith)64.643231.529
sensible (not ludicrous)64.539225.7428
🤖 (not 👻)64.421731.336
frenzied (not sleepy)64.057526.228
sane (not crazy)63.927827.958
Greek (not Roman)63.87027.318
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.731827.6427
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.631532.860
🐮 (not 🐷)63.620928.178
tight (not loose)63.550429.122
spontaneous (not scheduled)63.327228.8445
purple (not orange)63.320127.5319
gendered (not androgynous)63.277330.2228
🤠 (not 🤑)63.239429.546
bold (not shy)63.172527.0443
smooth (not rough)63.128526.2474
extreme (not moderate)62.846627.3467
weird (not normal)62.739528.0484
skeptical (not spiritual)62.755929.5407
straightforward (not cryptic)62.648231.9469
atheist (not theist)62.637832.2243
😎 (not 🧐)62.632834.560
ferocious (not pacifist)62.546527.6471
dominant (not submissive)62.154826.5462
assertive (not passive)61.960327.0441
🥰 (not 🙃)61.928331.881
specialist (not generalist)61.639132.5269
hard (not soft)61.542125.3268
dry (not moist)61.429132.621
complicated (not simple)61.351631.1447
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.320026.728
hard (not soft)61.144125.5440
mysterious (not unambiguous)61.130031.1529
idealist (not realist)60.728832.1288
captain (not first-mate)60.537233.7493
innocent (not worldly)60.417829.0449
varied (not repetitive)60.312527.8224
poor (not rich)60.226724.9404
proper (not scandalous)60.237328.5441
vibrant (not geriatric)60.254031.520
optimistic (not pessimistic)60.132527.6429
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.922731.0463
monastic (not hedonist)59.918428.332
unassuming (not pretentious)59.821832.342
🤔 (not 🤫)59.839332.943
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.830529.517
🥴 (not 🥳)59.738129.036
🐒 (not 🐩)59.730427.843
ignorant (not knowledgeable)59.717630.729
wise (not foolish)59.643025.1414
romantic (not dispassionate)59.458228.125
precise (not vague)59.255526.9387
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.242226.865
neat (not messy)59.154929.8412
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.639130.9363
presidential (not folksy)58.442529.128
wild (not tame)58.348527.8484
vanilla (not kinky)58.136929.4394
monochrome (not multicolored)58.137135.4267
trusting (not charming)58.026828.6443
😀 (not 😭)58.032430.948
devout (not heathen)57.943131.2424
🦄 (not 🐴)57.929835.456
meek (not bossy)57.821723.5440
hipster (not basic)57.821430.5414
master (not apprentice)57.858331.8215
scientific (not artistic)57.746228.4415
cooperative (not competitive)57.627432.1389
depressed (not bright)57.633327.2409
unprepared (not hoarder)57.621825.6417
open-book (not secretive)57.624928.527
zany (not regular)57.546332.549
valedictorian (not drop out)57.559429.649
independent (not codependent)57.353531.4496
obsessed (not aloof)57.056828.9414
subdued (not exuberant)57.029629.727
chaste (not lustful)56.930225.3447
🧠 (not 💪)56.964226.755
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)56.963134.748
suspicious (not awkward)56.759127.8413
calm (not anxious)56.432128.1454
street-smart (not sheltered)56.358031.4428
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.341130.553
oppressed (not privileged)56.324828.829
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.141032.0244
biased (not impartial)55.969928.5415
highbrow (not lowbrow)55.755227.7410
impatient (not patient)55.755528.4229
French (not Russian)55.752627.626
mischievous (not well behaved)55.653729.5433
mature (not juvenile)55.649627.2264
rhythmic (not stuttering)55.666628.822
lenient (not strict)55.535625.4426
chaotic (not orderly)55.538429.8449
circular (not linear)55.436133.416
armoured (not vulnerable)55.358229.6459
formal (not intimate)55.244127.5105
off-key (not musical)55.147026.518
impulsive (not cautious)54.843929.0438
imaginative (not practical)54.828130.7446
💃 (not 🧕)54.856930.487
bookish (not sporty)54.656630.0398
🐐 (not 🦒)54.463131.678
factual (not poetic)54.452734.429
sweet (not bitter)54.342725.1448
western (not eastern)54.368431.5100
serious (not bold)54.238732.2449
glad (not mad)54.235123.042
unpolished (not eloquent)54.133727.8460
confident (not insecure)54.067027.5443
cold (not warm)53.943028.2440
sensitive (not thick-skinned)53.838526.9484
Swedish (not Italian)53.738427.619
individualist (not communal)53.656734.2288
decisive (not hesitant)53.569128.3463
mild (not spicy)53.532428.5401
angry (not good-humored)53.542024.1445
🥾 (not 👟)53.544438.552
suspicious (not trusting)53.156630.5468
emotional (not logical)53.152429.2460
neurotypical (not autistic)53.180330.1381
experimental (not reliable)53.140730.926
metrosexual (not macho)53.058430.431
metaphorical (not literal)52.826632.1399
family-first (not work-first)52.842032.4480
awkward (not charming)52.733328.3466
self-conscious (not self-assured)52.724729.6418
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.533928.6313
moody (not stable)52.163629.1438
consistent (not variable)52.061632.424
empirical (not theoretical)51.863731.5427
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.846334.1101
enlightened (not lost)51.742932.325
deliberate (not spontaneous)51.666631.0462
nonpolitical (not political)51.638034.4451
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)51.650932.051
refined (not rugged)51.557327.9451
subjective (not objective)51.550632.2243
physical (not intellectual)51.434327.9447
vengeful (not forgiving)51.451729.3430
libertarian (not socialist)51.465534.5367
philosophical (not real)51.426131.0410
unpatriotic (not patriotic)51.420333.142
🐘 (not 🐀)51.450128.883
gracious (not feisty)51.024427.6527
🧢 (not 🎩)51.045233.655
sage (not whippersnapper)50.847732.123
warm (not quarrelsome)50.343127.2448
head@clouds (not down2earth)50.442532.7496
transient (not permanent)50.540933.0195

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Trinity (0.798)
  2. Paul Atreides (0.773)
  3. Mulan (0.744)
  4. Morpheus (0.741)
  5. Michael Scofield (0.741)
  1. James Taggart (-0.511)
  2. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.502)
  3. Prince John (-0.466)
  4. Cornelius Fudge (-0.457)
  5. Mr. William Collins (-0.426)

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: ENTP (r = 0.57)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.51)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.32)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.31)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.29)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.14)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.1)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.07)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.05)
  10. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.03)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.01)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.12)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.13)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.13)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.19)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.23)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.23)
  18. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.25)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.35)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.36)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.39)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.41)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.44)
  24. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.44)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.6)


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