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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
chosen one (not everyman)94.317.612
important (not irrelevant)92.25815.1111
heroic (not villainous)91.46712.4479
loyal (not traitorous)90.817412.8431
persistent (not quitter)89.828714.665
rock (not rap)87.95111.621
protagonist (not antagonist)86.98825.815
🌟 (not 💩)86.715217.372
devoted (not unfaithful)86.728117.523
high-tech (not low-tech)86.68019.4444
attractive (not repulsive)85.823015.6467
technophile (not luddite)85.64321.2434
night owl (not morning lark)85.610617.9386
extraordinary (not mundane)85.514620.4455
treasure (not trash)85.420818.789
active (not slothful)84.926418.8422
📈 (not 📉)84.9315.251
fast (not slow)84.611621.4437
🤺 (not 🏌)84.615122.565
🧗 (not 🛌)84.515020.398
confidential (not gossiping)84.418817.3520
diligent (not lazy)83.957217.3468
legit (not scrub)83.815217.891
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.825220.819
reserved (not chatty)83.79716.1483
mighty (not puny)83.619518.7468
dramatic (not comedic)83.515311.727
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.322019.4449
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.221621.585
egalitarian (not racist)83.241413.755
serious (not playful)82.920517.6448
urban (not rural)82.912222.6120
love-focused (not money-focused)82.728922.619
curious (not apathetic)82.612019.6466
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.522424.121
beautiful (not ugly)82.450817.8314
clean (not perverted)82.323716.134
kind (not cruel)82.237116.0462
badass (not weakass)82.144017.031
gamer (not non-gamer)82.17127.528
sturdy (not flimsy)82.022214.524
driven (not unambitious)81.656419.9428
altruistic (not selfish)81.415817.2464
generous (not stingy)81.017121.933
brave (not careful)80.917220.8454
human (not animalistic)80.926819.5440
fresh (not stinky)80.230221.1113
competent (not incompetent)80.251320.5434
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.015119.6281
believable (not poorly-written)79.928720.936
motivated (not unmotivated)79.974725.919
punk rock (not preppy)79.717921.339
quiet (not loud)79.612420.6436
overachiever (not underachiever)79.645223.640
soulful (not soulless)79.443121.7265
👽 (not 🤡)79.46616.157
emancipated (not enslaved)79.217524.1485
one-faced (not two-faced)79.032224.936
indie (not pop)78.916319.723
resistant (not resigned)78.718223.1452
introvert (not extrovert)78.411019.9413
rebellious (not obedient)78.338623.1385
go-getter (not slugabed)78.351519.955
open-minded (not close-minded)78.215121.2483
high IQ (not low IQ)78.163620.7500
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)78.111020.725
haunted (not blissful)77.731622.830
modern (not historical)77.619023.3388
masculine (not feminine)77.347118.8452
healthy (not sickly)77.239823.4419
pure (not debased)77.119520.0441
straight (not queer)77.053625.9256
coordinated (not clumsy)76.948526.4421
introspective (not not introspective)76.717919.485
stylish (not slovenly)76.435523.1451
resourceful (not helpless)76.369524.3269
gloomy (not sunny)76.125923.229
private (not gregarious)76.027320.9433
tall (not short)75.925416.1434
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)75.935524.8445
angelic (not demonic)75.827821.2421
young (not old)75.545217.9452
interesting (not tiresome)75.541223.7430
perceptive (not unobservant)75.571023.342
stoic (not expressive)75.313425.9481
tasteful (not lewd)75.328020.5427
honorable (not cunning)75.328525.6448
genuine (not sarcastic)75.221623.2454
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.229023.9367
works hard (not plays hard)75.147425.3427
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.818221.525
sorrowful (not cheery)74.728018.0444
respectful (not rude)74.439322.2402
unorthodox (not traditional)74.233525.1257
workaholic (not slacker)74.276022.9275
🦇 (not 🐿)74.117626.955
anarchist (not statist)74.019929.292
minimalist (not pack rat)74.012124.340
democratic (not authoritarian)73.918925.4435
creative (not conventional)73.729425.0470
tense (not relaxed)73.663724.0444
civilized (not barbaric)73.653520.8402
outsider (not insider)73.618427.7378
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.418425.7394
utilitarian (not decorative)73.129823.3252
white knight (not bad boy)73.139228.725
intense (not lighthearted)72.953826.842
interested (not bored)72.643928.336
equitable (not hypocritical)72.522924.2299
reclusive (not social)72.521425.0108
English (not German)72.563527.725
backdoor (not official)72.429728.8457
cool (not dorky)72.135425.460
nurturing (not poisonous)72.148021.0190
reasonable (not deranged)72.039123.958
frank (not sugarcoated)71.860528.628
attentive (not interrupting)71.827428.437
child free (not pronatalist)71.734828.9351
empath (not psychopath)71.749821.239
chic (not cheesy)71.722226.924
goth (not flower child)71.718325.224
winter (not summer)71.329732.321
self-improving (not self-destructive)71.220525.233
thin (not thick)71.231823.3370
outlaw (not sheriff)71.141029.8443
tactful (not indiscreet)71.136424.863
alpha (not beta)71.060026.8461
pro (not noob)71.074227.164
giving (not receiving)71.046025.425
nerd (not jock)70.952424.3447
prestigious (not disreputable)70.945626.3400
explorer (not builder)70.829227.7459
fortunate (not unlucky)70.818926.3463
compersive (not jealous)70.822221.0373
studious (not goof-off)70.667928.256
deep (not shallow)70.642928.886
😇 (not 😈)70.537125.464
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.372226.3508
profound (not ironic)70.314125.832
deviant (not average)70.247226.7404
disarming (not creepy)70.059221.6228
miserable (not joyful)69.943318.361
modest (not flamboyant)69.941526.6465
loveable (not punchable)69.847326.036
existentialist (not nihilist)69.820927.8248
💝 (not 💔)69.731030.090
liberal (not conservative)69.644827.360
humble (not arrogant)69.430625.4467
mathematical (not literary)69.418927.2414
wholesome (not salacious)69.446024.856
feminist (not sexist)69.467117.265
efficient (not overprepared)69.440123.429
direct (not roundabout)69.362827.4446
fixable (not unfixable)69.134829.837
😏 (not 😬)69.134629.358
freelance (not corporate)69.152131.626
😊 (not 🤣)69.044525.856
pointed (not random)69.074324.330
concise (not long-winded)68.922431.415
instinctual (not reasoned)68.844027.4449
involved (not remote)68.862628.7444
arcane (not mainstream)68.835328.7433
opinionated (not jealous)68.868427.721
complimentary (not insulting)68.640222.0244
sober (not indulgent)68.625527.6452
demure (not vain)68.425622.2412
triggered (not trolling)68.341123.029
resolute (not wavering)68.160029.263
self-disciplined (not disorganized)68.181227.7429
contrarian (not yes-man)68.145728.614
vegan (not cannibal)68.036317.130
analysis (not common sense)68.038424.322
chill (not offended)67.920526.333
avant-garde (not classical)67.822427.7254
factual (not exaggerating)67.838526.731
💀 (not 🎃)67.839229.126
genius (not dunce)67.766523.4453
prideful (not envious)67.670719.935
humorless (not funny)67.523824.8454
accepting (not judgemental)67.435226.1429
crafty (not scholarly)67.454226.5522
manicured (not scruffy)67.472626.6502
flexible (not rigid)67.321727.0467
tailor (not blacksmith)67.255431.430
rational (not whimsical)66.953526.4405
edgy (not politically correct)66.852226.1427
sad (not happy)66.753919.9474
hurried (not leisurely)66.638624.7508
grateful (not entitled)66.639028.935
chivalrous (not businesslike)66.534028.825
frugal (not lavish)66.342425.6389
astonishing (not methodical)66.123228.2425
hunter (not gatherer)65.855627.433
industrial (not domestic)65.733627.1241
never cries (not often crying)65.755425.721
chortling (not giggling)65.658025.725
alert (not oblivious)65.571128.561
shy (not playful)65.414423.3413
🤠 (not 🤑)65.257528.146
abstract (not concrete)65.128228.763
radical (not centrist)65.137029.518
tight (not loose)65.171928.837
🐮 (not 🐷)65.029227.583
🤐 (not 😜)65.044032.847
melee (not ranged)65.015530.827
freak (not normie)65.050227.145
guarded (not open)64.987126.7416
sensible (not ludicrous)64.759425.6422
stubborn (not accommodating)64.589428.141
🤖 (not 👻)64.434729.848
transparent (not machiavellian)64.435330.623
spontaneous (not scheduled)64.344428.5443
traumatized (not flourishing)64.265625.827
purple (not orange)64.132527.3325
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.152124.730
air (not earth)64.114630.831
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.049927.6416
emotional (not unemotional)63.981226.421
washed (not muddy)63.965130.623
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.849032.465
proactive (not reactive)63.719528.812
bold (not shy)63.6113426.8431
reassuring (not fearmongering)63.558124.216
natural-talent (not hard-work)63.422330.747
still (not twitchy)63.228431.344
cultured (not rustic)63.264529.422
skeptical (not spiritual)63.186529.3400
gendered (not androgynous)63.1120430.7227
atheist (not theist)63.160332.4235
sane (not crazy)63.144028.363
ferocious (not pacifist)62.972027.7453
smooth (not rough)62.844626.5462
straightforward (not cryptic)62.778531.7475
😎 (not 🧐)62.756134.269
vibrant (not geriatric)62.781430.024
weird (not normal)62.665828.1473
extreme (not moderate)62.676127.4454
ambitious (not realistic)62.567332.931
dominant (not submissive)62.485326.2449
🥴 (not 🥳)62.350029.047
epic (not deep)62.341729.823
frenzied (not sleepy)62.1106526.332
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.038730.118
monastic (not hedonist)61.923529.736
on-time (not tardy)61.884730.343
assertive (not passive)61.693626.7439
high standards (not desperate)61.671726.943
hard (not soft)61.566625.2423
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.531626.232
mysterious (not unambiguous)61.446531.1510
specialist (not generalist)61.463232.6267
subdued (not exuberant)61.431727.832
hard (not soft)61.266525.2266
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.227128.926
complicated (not simple)61.184431.3431
🐒 (not 🐩)60.945926.548
romantic (not dispassionate)60.887029.328
penny-pincher (not overspender)60.760826.366
Greek (not Roman)60.719827.117
captain (not first-mate)60.662833.9481
proper (not scandalous)60.558128.2434
🤔 (not 🤫)60.558832.443
idealist (not realist)60.448732.3292
varied (not repetitive)60.322628.0233
🥰 (not 🙃)60.355131.590
focused on the future (not focused on the present)60.238430.9454
optimistic (not pessimistic)60.153427.6418
trendy (not vintage)60.124431.136
poor (not rich)60.042724.4387
🦄 (not 🐴)60.043134.764
innocent (not worldly)59.728928.9436
wise (not foolish)59.770225.3413
unassuming (not pretentious)59.636631.155
monotone (not expressive)59.534525.713
oppressed (not privileged)59.136829.134
presidential (not folksy)59.168129.136
neat (not messy)59.083529.7402
precise (not vague)59.089426.7373
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)59.047134.322
trusting (not charming)58.847028.3432
dry (not moist)58.853132.225
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.856526.020
devout (not heathen)58.663631.2414
off-key (not musical)58.662426.022
monochrome (not multicolored)58.457135.2263
zany (not regular)58.472032.551
meek (not bossy)58.233523.6427
wild (not tame)58.282227.9489
OCD (not ADHD)58.084831.019
scientific (not artistic)57.870228.3409
hipster (not basic)57.837630.6400
cooperative (not competitive)57.743732.1375
cosmopolitan (not provincial)57.763531.0365
extravagant (not thrifty)57.760733.422
demanding (not unchallenging)57.7111828.743
depressed (not bright)57.653227.2396
French (not Russian)57.676226.527
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)57.566330.655
vanilla (not kinky)57.460629.2383
unprepared (not hoarder)57.036525.9411
independent (not codependent)56.989031.8476
tautology (not oxymoron)56.922325.419
obsessed (not aloof)56.894328.6401
street-smart (not sheltered)56.889231.1421
master (not apprentice)56.894032.2219
quirky (not predictable)56.862731.920
opinionated (not neutral)56.7131932.441
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.659431.8244
suspicious (not awkward)56.592627.8399
princess (not queen)56.547737.622
calm (not anxious)56.448028.4440
valedictorian (not drop out)56.494630.055
chaotic (not orderly)56.363229.5435
chaste (not lustful)56.350125.5435
😀 (not 😭)56.262831.754
🧠 (not 💪)56.2100427.669
mischievous (not well behaved)56.182829.5422
rhythmic (not stuttering)55.8108825.430
armoured (not vulnerable)55.689829.6446
factual (not poetic)55.680533.034
fighter (not lover)55.668826.532
Coke (not Pepsi)55.658837.937
highbrow (not lowbrow)55.590727.7393
mature (not juvenile)55.579927.2269
lenient (not strict)55.459225.4418
formal (not intimate)55.466127.2103
distant (not touchy-feely)55.476630.718
impatient (not patient)55.390928.3219
always down (not picky)55.243227.514
biased (not impartial)55.1110428.9405
doer (not thinker)55.195928.738
circular (not linear)55.056030.822
impulsive (not cautious)54.672629.0420
cold (not warm)54.664027.9427
bookish (not sporty)54.591129.9395
western (not eastern)54.5107831.3103
unpolished (not eloquent)54.354527.6455
sweet (not bitter)54.271525.2424
fantastical (not realistic)54.259932.635
💃 (not 🧕)54.196131.295
imaginative (not practical)54.048530.8440
confident (not insecure)53.9105927.6434
🏀 (not 🎨)53.956330.529
decisive (not hesitant)53.7109028.2450
sensitive (not thick-skinned)53.763626.8471
ignorant (not knowledgeable)53.736833.133
angry (not good-humored)53.663624.2434
glad (not mad)53.658924.045
innocent (not jaded)53.643432.020
plastic (not wooden)53.532029.923
serious (not bold)53.464032.3451
individualist (not communal)53.490834.3288
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.3106635.852
cat person (not dog person)53.370038.124
mild (not spicy)53.151328.4403
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.138629.2404
timid (not cocky)53.134926.120
neurotypical (not autistic)53.0127629.8374
family-first (not work-first)53.076232.5470
🐘 (not 🐀)53.074328.788
gullible (not cynical)52.951625.822
🐐 (not 🦒)52.8105532.083
moody (not stable)52.7103029.0424
whippersnapper (not sage)52.775433.424
sexual (not asexual)52.7105925.027
emotional (not logical)52.681429.6456
awkward (not charming)52.552528.4473
🥾 (not 👟)52.573438.351
metaphorical (not literal)52.444532.0394
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.459128.6302
philosophical (not real)52.439831.0406
reliable (not experimental)52.484532.032
open-book (not secretive)52.350229.337
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.3102924.826
suspicious (not trusting)52.187330.7453
enlightened (not lost)52.168431.826
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.971833.7104
paranoid (not naive)51.8100627.019
empirical (not theoretical)51.792931.3421
🥵 (not 🥶)51.785130.734
fire (not water)51.797834.333
nonpolitical (not political)51.560434.5446
physical (not intellectual)51.455127.9429
vengeful (not forgiving)51.479829.5417
deliberate (not spontaneous)51.4102331.3453
subjective (not objective)51.480032.0229
refined (not rugged)51.389228.1444
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)51.276431.365
🎩 (not 🧢)51.183333.858
Swedish (not Italian)51.070730.924
transient (not permanent)50.962432.7190
metrosexual (not macho)50.1100532.839
variable (not consistent)50.158831.629
unpatriotic (not patriotic)50.835632.543
pensive (not serene)50.2139836.136
flirtatious (not prudish)50.290930.118
gracious (not feisty)50.742727.8527
socialist (not libertarian)50.653534.5374
head@clouds (not down2earth)50.472832.3476
warm (not quarrelsome)50.471827.6432

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 (0.797)
  2. Paul Atreides (0.756)
  3. Michael Scofield (0.745)
  4. Mulan (0.744)
  5. Ender Wiggin (0.738)
  6. Morpheus (0.736)
  7. Juliana Crain (0.733)
  8. Ellen Ripley (0.728)
  9. Jason Bourne (0.727)
  10. Storm (0.723)
  1. James Taggart (-0.511)
  2. Arturo Roman (-0.506)
  3. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.483)
  4. Cornelius Fudge (-0.455)
  5. Prince John (-0.445)
  6. Tommy (-0.432)
  7. Joey Donner (-0.426)
  8. The Deep (-0.424)
  9. Pierce Hawthorne (-0.416)
  10. Petunia Dursley (-0.414)

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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