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Neo Descriptive 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. 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
chosen one (not everyman)94.417.313
important (not irrelevant)92.35415.0112
heroic (not villainous)91.46512.3482
loyal (not traitorous)90.718913.0434
persistent (not quitter)90.325514.469
devoted (not unfaithful)87.027515.930
high-tech (not low-tech)86.77819.3449
rock (not rap)86.67613.324
🌟 (not 💩)86.417017.274
attractive (not repulsive)85.924815.6472
protagonist (not antagonist)85.812824.820
extraordinary (not mundane)85.614920.4456
technophile (not luddite)85.64021.1440
treasure (not trash)85.420718.592
night owl (not morning lark)85.310918.2392
📈 (not 📉)85.3215.153
active (not slothful)84.927518.8422
fast (not slow)84.512721.5440
🤺 (not 🏌)84.515122.466
confidential (not gossiping)84.419617.2522
diligent (not lazy)83.959117.3473
love-focused (not money-focused)83.927721.423
🧗 (not 🛌)83.717021.899
mighty (not puny)83.620018.6475
reserved (not chatty)83.611116.2485
dramatic (not comedic)83.515211.727
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.322421.387
egalitarian (not racist)83.342613.658
legit (not scrub)83.317018.294
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.327820.122
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.224719.5450
serious (not playful)82.921217.5452
clean (not perverted)82.922115.936
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.823623.523
badass (not weakass)82.743416.733
curious (not apathetic)82.612319.6468
gamer (not non-gamer)82.66726.531
beautiful (not ugly)82.455617.8315
urban (not rural)82.314622.7125
kind (not cruel)82.238216.0462
sturdy (not flimsy)82.021614.524
generous (not stingy)81.715521.236
driven (not unambitious)81.659320.0433
altruistic (not selfish)81.416017.3466
human (not animalistic)80.928419.5442
punk rock (not preppy)80.916920.545
brave (not careful)80.818120.8463
motivated (not unmotivated)80.874424.622
competent (not incompetent)80.353120.5436
indie (not pop)80.113718.926
fresh (not stinky)79.934521.2117
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.914819.6283
overachiever (not underachiever)79.845523.545
quiet (not loud)79.713620.6438
believable (not poorly-written)79.632320.737
soulful (not soulless)79.546521.6267
👽 (not 🤡)79.46616.160
emancipated (not enslaved)79.017924.3493
resistant (not resigned)78.618823.2455
introvert (not extrovert)78.511519.9416
rebellious (not obedient)78.440123.0388
high IQ (not low IQ)78.168020.7503
open-minded (not close-minded)78.016121.5489
modern (not historical)77.718223.3390
go-getter (not slugabed)77.557820.759
masculine (not feminine)77.350318.8455
healthy (not sickly)77.142623.4423
gloomy (not sunny)76.924622.433
straight (not queer)76.854226.0258
introspective (not not introspective)76.819019.386
pure (not debased)76.820820.2444
one-faced (not two-faced)76.740127.240
coordinated (not clumsy)76.750926.6424
stylish (not slovenly)76.437123.1452
resourceful (not helpless)76.271924.2271
private (not gregarious)76.128220.8436
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)76.037524.8449
tall (not short)75.927616.0435
perceptive (not unobservant)75.973023.247
haunted (not blissful)75.938722.637
angelic (not demonic)75.729521.5424
young (not old)75.547618.0457
interesting (not tiresome)75.543423.8433
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.528923.8373
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)75.416021.832
stoic (not expressive)75.313825.9484
tasteful (not lewd)75.128820.5432
genuine (not sarcastic)75.122823.3459
honorable (not cunning)75.029425.7453
works hard (not plays hard)74.949125.4429
sorrowful (not cheery)74.729117.9449
respectful (not rude)74.441822.1407
minimalist (not pack rat)74.312823.943
unorthodox (not traditional)74.236025.1258
workaholic (not slacker)74.080023.0281
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.020522.831
🦇 (not 🐿)73.818927.560
English (not German)73.862025.830
interested (not bored)73.742527.739
tense (not relaxed)73.765624.0447
democratic (not authoritarian)73.719925.6437
creative (not conventional)73.632125.0473
outsider (not insider)73.619227.7383
civilized (not barbaric)73.458120.9405
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.419725.6396
anarchist (not statist)73.023329.996
goth (not flower child)72.917024.627
reclusive (not social)72.723024.7112
equitable (not hypocritical)72.722924.2302
utilitarian (not decorative)72.633223.6255
reasonable (not deranged)72.539623.561
white knight (not bad boy)72.543428.728
empath (not psychopath)72.451120.642
intense (not lighthearted)72.159226.547
backdoor (not official)72.131628.9462
nurturing (not poisonous)72.150521.2192
pro (not noob)72.173626.669
self-improving (not self-destructive)71.919425.134
child free (not pronatalist)71.636829.0353
thin (not thick)71.333723.4373
opinionated (not jealous)71.261926.924
outlaw (not sheriff)71.043729.9446
alpha (not beta)71.061526.8465
prestigious (not disreputable)71.046526.3402
studious (not goof-off)71.071127.461
😇 (not 😈)71.038325.465
chic (not cheesy)71.023528.026
frank (not sugarcoated)71.068428.330
fortunate (not unlucky)70.918826.3465
attentive (not interrupting)70.930628.739
cool (not dorky)70.940825.664
winter (not summer)70.832132.623
compersive (not jealous)70.722620.9375
nerd (not jock)70.756324.4450
explorer (not builder)70.732827.8461
fixable (not unfixable)70.727729.540
giving (not receiving)70.648224.828
miserable (not joyful)70.444018.064
pointed (not random)70.473824.837
deep (not shallow)70.446628.687
efficient (not overprepared)70.437323.630
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.378326.3510
liberal (not conservative)70.344927.363
deviant (not average)70.249526.6409
tactful (not indiscreet)70.241225.664
vegan (not cannibal)70.133817.734
disarming (not creepy)69.964321.7231
modest (not flamboyant)69.942326.6466
feminist (not sexist)69.970417.168
profound (not ironic)69.616325.734
direct (not roundabout)69.465327.3451
mathematical (not literary)69.319527.3415
analysis (not common sense)69.335623.325
humble (not arrogant)69.232525.4473
existentialist (not nihilist)69.223828.2252
😊 (not 🤣)69.247025.458
instinctual (not reasoned)68.944827.3452
arcane (not mainstream)68.936228.7435
wholesome (not salacious)68.949224.858
involved (not remote)68.864528.6448
complimentary (not insulting)68.743722.0246
loveable (not punchable)68.654826.737
sober (not indulgent)68.626227.6453
💝 (not 💔)68.634530.794
freelance (not corporate)68.557832.228
contrarian (not yes-man)68.545926.217
demure (not vain)68.226822.4414
😏 (not 😬)68.239729.959
self-disciplined (not disorganized)68.184727.7430
grateful (not entitled)68.138327.543
factual (not exaggerating)67.940825.933
genius (not dunce)67.870323.4458
accepting (not judgemental)67.635926.1432
humorless (not funny)67.524724.8456
flexible (not rigid)67.523727.0472
crafty (not scholarly)67.456526.5526
manicured (not scruffy)67.475926.6504
avant-garde (not classical)67.424327.8257
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.350226.620
prideful (not envious)67.276020.638
washed (not muddy)67.160030.226
resolute (not wavering)67.067129.465
rational (not whimsical)66.955826.3413
concise (not long-winded)66.927230.118
sad (not happy)66.856119.9479
triggered (not trolling)66.850625.032
radical (not centrist)66.635927.723
edgy (not politically correct)66.655026.2429
hurried (not leisurely)66.639524.6511
astonishing (not methodical)66.424328.2430
frugal (not lavish)66.344425.7391
alert (not oblivious)66.373527.965
chivalrous (not businesslike)66.137329.328
💀 (not 🎃)66.045429.927
vibrant (not geriatric)65.875029.428
industrial (not domestic)65.734327.1241
chill (not offended)65.627027.836
shy (not playful)65.415323.2415
air (not earth)65.314030.433
freak (not normie)65.351726.846
never cries (not often crying)65.160725.427
guarded (not open)65.091926.7418
abstract (not concrete)65.029528.765
sensible (not ludicrous)64.862525.6425
melee (not ranged)64.616330.433
chortling (not giggling)64.664826.229
🤐 (not 😜)64.548632.748
🐮 (not 🐷)64.334828.391
tight (not loose)64.377529.240
tailor (not blacksmith)64.368031.434
spontaneous (not scheduled)64.248628.6448
purple (not orange)64.233627.3327
🤖 (not 👻)64.235630.152
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.050527.5419
hunter (not gatherer)64.062327.838
🤠 (not 🤑)63.966829.147
😎 (not 🧐)63.857233.673
Greek (not Roman)63.712327.119
stubborn (not accommodating)63.796327.944
bold (not shy)63.6119626.8434
sane (not crazy)63.646028.065
natural-talent (not hard-work)63.523830.448
spelunker (not claustrophobic)63.456525.432
still (not twitchy)63.429131.045
atheist (not theist)63.263832.3236
cultured (not rustic)63.269129.422
gendered (not androgynous)63.1128330.7227
smooth (not rough)63.047326.4469
traumatized (not flourishing)63.074026.028
ferocious (not pacifist)62.974827.7454
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)62.955232.367
skeptical (not spiritual)62.892729.4406
weird (not normal)62.768528.0476
straightforward (not cryptic)62.681731.7480
extreme (not moderate)62.579927.4458
frenzied (not sleepy)62.5110425.137
dominant (not submissive)62.489426.3453
epic (not deep)62.441630.425
subdued (not exuberant)62.231727.833
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.139830.222
romantic (not dispassionate)62.187829.134
extravagant (not thrifty)61.952533.525
assertive (not passive)61.898526.8443
specialist (not generalist)61.764832.5270
monotone (not expressive)61.731126.115
hard (not soft)61.568925.3428
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.533626.232
mysterious (not unambiguous)61.450031.0514
monastic (not hedonist)61.425329.741
🥴 (not 🥳)61.456629.652
complicated (not simple)60.990531.4434
hard (not soft)60.969125.4270
penny-pincher (not overspender)60.763926.268
zany (not regular)60.770232.455
captain (not first-mate)60.666133.9482
on-time (not tardy)60.593330.046
proper (not scandalous)60.461628.1439
idealist (not realist)60.451732.3295
🥰 (not 🙃)60.459631.894
emotional (not unemotional)60.496427.923
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.339030.9457
transparent (not machiavellian)60.353031.526
varied (not repetitive)60.225628.1234
high standards (not desperate)60.279427.548
proactive (not reactive)60.230930.313
🤔 (not 🤫)60.164732.146
poor (not rich)60.046224.4387
optimistic (not pessimistic)60.056827.6421
unassuming (not pretentious)59.938630.956
oppressed (not privileged)59.836928.935
presidential (not folksy)59.868729.040
wise (not foolish)59.675125.2415
ambitious (not realistic)59.580234.033
innocent (not worldly)59.431329.1439
dry (not moist)59.353631.229
trendy (not vintage)59.227031.137
neat (not messy)59.187729.7405
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)59.049334.322
precise (not vague)58.994726.7375
monochrome (not multicolored)58.959735.2269
devout (not heathen)58.666731.2414
trusting (not charming)58.649628.4434
wild (not tame)58.385527.9492
demanding (not unchallenging)58.3117328.647
meek (not bossy)58.235523.6427
🦄 (not 🐴)58.149535.568
rhythmic (not stuttering)58.0109627.938
OCD (not ADHD)58.088931.019
hipster (not basic)57.842130.5404
🐒 (not 🐩)57.856227.353
bad-cook (not good-cook)57.862829.126
scientific (not artistic)57.772228.4412
cosmopolitan (not provincial)57.667031.0367
cooperative (not competitive)57.546632.1378
depressed (not bright)57.557727.3397
master (not apprentice)57.597832.3225
vanilla (not kinky)57.266229.3387
unprepared (not hoarder)57.238125.9413
independent (not codependent)56.995731.9479
factual (not poetic)56.880133.435
suspicious (not awkward)56.795027.8402
street-smart (not sheltered)56.794531.3427
obsessed (not aloof)56.6100628.6405
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.662231.8247
🧠 (not 💪)56.6106727.871
opinionated (not neutral)56.6140632.042
tautology (not oxymoron)56.624824.820
calm (not anxious)56.550928.4443
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.572630.260
fighter (not lover)56.570325.437
chaotic (not orderly)56.367629.5437
chaste (not lustful)56.352725.4437
mischievous (not well behaved)56.288129.5431
mature (not juvenile)56.184327.4275
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.841830.631
armoured (not vulnerable)55.793929.7449
formal (not intimate)55.767727.2104
valedictorian (not drop out)55.6102730.259
French (not Russian)55.691327.033
fantastical (not realistic)55.659731.739
paranoid (not naive)55.690427.622
highbrow (not lowbrow)55.596727.7394
western (not eastern)55.5110731.0108
lenient (not strict)55.464225.4420
impatient (not patient)55.396028.3221
biased (not impartial)55.1117228.9407
always down (not picky)55.146527.816
circular (not linear)55.059630.822
plastic (not wooden)55.028828.027
😀 (not 😭)54.968831.658
quirky (not predictable)54.973531.523
off-key (not musical)54.880928.224
Coke (not Pepsi)54.866838.139
impulsive (not cautious)54.777128.9423
cold (not warm)54.567227.8431
bookish (not sporty)54.498129.9397
unpolished (not eloquent)54.356727.6458
sweet (not bitter)54.276525.3431
imaginative (not practical)54.251930.7446
distant (not touchy-feely)54.187130.419
confident (not insecure)54.0111127.6435
glad (not mad)54.061823.448
angry (not good-humored)53.766624.3436
decisive (not hesitant)53.6115728.2457
enlightened (not lost)53.667932.127
serious (not bold)53.567132.2453
sensitive (not thick-skinned)53.570526.8475
🐘 (not 🐀)53.575329.092
individualist (not communal)53.497834.2290
🐐 (not 🦒)53.4108931.985
innocent (not jaded)53.445830.823
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.341929.3406
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.2115035.254
💃 (not 🧕)53.2106431.597
🏀 (not 🎨)53.260130.431
mild (not spicy)53.155728.3407
🥵 (not 🥶)53.187031.335
fire (not water)53.199734.235
doer (not thinker)53.0109029.242
neurotypical (not autistic)52.9135229.8375
family-first (not work-first)52.982632.6474
gullible (not cynical)52.954225.822
moody (not stable)52.7110629.1428
emotional (not logical)52.687429.5460
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.574633.7106
metaphorical (not literal)52.347532.0399
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.3106824.826
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.266628.5304
philosophical (not real)52.244331.0410
🥾 (not 👟)52.277738.052
Swedish (not Italian)52.271432.728
awkward (not charming)52.156928.5478
suspicious (not trusting)52.192430.7455
ignorant (not knowledgeable)52.141233.335
secretive (not open-book)52.0107729.841
empirical (not theoretical)51.997131.3424
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)51.878431.666
consistent (not variable)51.8104131.430
subjective (not objective)51.682931.9230
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.6124632.047
queen (not princess)51.6104238.526
prudish (not flirtatious)51.669730.723
reliable (not experimental)51.591630.738
physical (not intellectual)51.457727.9433
vengeful (not forgiving)51.483329.6422
deliberate (not spontaneous)51.4107531.3457
nonpolitical (not political)51.365734.6449
asexual (not sexual)51.348826.629
refined (not rugged)51.295728.1447
gracious (not feisty)51.045927.9534
macho (not metrosexual)51.062132.143
serene (not pensive)51.022735.939
cat person (not dog person)51.081438.529
sage (not whippersnapper)50.283333.925
🧢 (not 🎩)50.380133.759
socialist (not libertarian)50.657834.4375
warm (not quarrelsome)50.676327.6437
transient (not permanent)50.668532.8193
cocky (not timid)50.4126026.625
head@clouds (not down2earth)50.578132.3480

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Trinity (0.803)
  2. Paul Atreides (0.757)
  3. Michael Scofield (0.75)
  4. Mulan (0.749)
  5. Ender Wiggin (0.749)
  6. Morpheus (0.742)
  7. Juliana Crain (0.742)
  8. Storm (0.735)
  9. Ellen Ripley (0.733)
  10. Jason Bourne (0.731)
  1. James Taggart (-0.512)
  2. Arturo Roman (-0.51)
  3. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.48)
  4. Cornelius Fudge (-0.456)
  5. Tommy (-0.451)
  6. Prince John (-0.446)
  7. The Deep (-0.437)
  8. Joey Donner (-0.429)
  9. Pierce Hawthorne (-0.422)
  10. Mr. William Collins (-0.421)

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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