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Agent Smith Personality Statistics

Agent Smith 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
cold (not warm)95.937.8435
intense (not lighthearted)95.767.328
work-first (not family-first)95.6812.3545
authoritarian (not democratic)95.21113.9455
strict (not lenient)94.71211.5462
persistent (not quitter)94.4627.761
ferocious (not pacifist)94.22311.5436
vengeful (not forgiving)94.12810.8431
tight (not loose)94.0515.430
diligent (not lazy)93.77711.8414
hard (not soft)93.61412.1509
punchable (not loveable)93.52213.417
bitter (not sweet)93.41810.9466
driven (not unambitious)93.27114.6461
cruel (not kind)92.52112.0445
assertive (not passive)92.42714.4427
hard (not soft)92.41214.2246
bossy (not meek)92.15714.1447
😈 (not 😇)92.03512.558
poisonous (not nurturing)91.92813.3210
arrogant (not humble)91.86612.9424
bold (not shy)91.713613.2425
quarrelsome (not warm)91.73414.4450
workaholic (not slacker)91.68216.5287
villainous (not heroic)91.52815.2466
judgemental (not accepting)91.34915.5425
coordinated (not clumsy)91.16416.2431
suspicious (not trusting)91.14015.2470
manicured (not scruffy)90.99217.0511
scientific (not artistic)90.72415.1420
soulless (not soulful)90.71717.5308
decisive (not hesitant)90.33815.2506
gloomy (not sunny)90.3229.824
neat (not messy)90.25017.6409
active (not slothful)90.08115.5457
serious (not playful)89.95018.5470
close-minded (not open-minded)89.72116.8500
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.64617.6452
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)89.56017.064
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.314018.5449
rigid (not flexible)89.13520.4455
extreme (not moderate)88.98818.6449
formal (not intimate)88.52217.3111
dominant (not submissive)88.414721.7457
armoured (not vulnerable)88.33316.8436
methodical (not astonishing)88.21119.5469
narcissistic (not low self esteem)88.28416.928
high-tech (not low-tech)88.15519.7461
angry (not good-humored)88.12717.5434
obsessed (not aloof)88.12822.6433
demonic (not angelic)87.84818.3453
cunning (not honorable)87.76018.3492
🙃 (not 🥰)87.72317.074
self-assured (not self-conscious)87.63222.5432
precise (not vague)87.65318.7404
hunter (not gatherer)87.48525.121
monochrome (not multicolored)87.31921.3279
fast (not slow)87.25218.4476
competitive (not cooperative)87.115922.1471
sturdy (not flimsy)87.08623.429
masculine (not feminine)86.717416.6461
studious (not goof-off)86.714323.360
mathematical (not literary)86.62122.4458
direct (not roundabout)86.59720.4461
mad (not glad)86.35118.567
practical (not imaginative)85.95121.5449
industrial (not domestic)85.91220.0279
🤐 (not 😜)85.51919.538
unfixable (not fixable)85.53321.727
tense (not relaxed)85.415522.0469
utilitarian (not decorative)85.32320.5285
humorless (not funny)85.12922.7459
suspicious (not awkward)84.77921.4448
logical (not emotional)84.54626.0459
scheduled (not spontaneous)84.312624.5498
eloquent (not unpolished)84.114121.5507
high IQ (not low IQ)83.935021.2521
confident (not insecure)83.817425.1435
selfish (not altruistic)83.613924.5488
pretentious (not unassuming)83.610425.159
resourceful (not helpless)83.531922.0252
urban (not rural)82.910723.988
creepy (not disarming)82.72723.8214
works hard (not plays hard)82.618828.4402
skeptical (not spiritual)82.614025.4437
conservative (not liberal)82.65125.259
technophile (not luddite)82.56327.2439
dispassionate (not romantic)82.32232.525
worldly (not innocent)82.121721.5426
rational (not whimsical)81.812527.6424
alert (not oblivious)81.819124.667
🤖 (not 👻)81.82228.462
frenzied (not sleepy)81.814121.629
alpha (not beta)81.528326.4430
🦇 (not 🐿)81.57026.548
cannibal (not vegan)81.510625.824
competent (not incompetent)81.338922.7498
💔 (not 💝)81.36924.986
secretive (not open-book)81.220028.628
perceptive (not unobservant)81.142724.625
salacious (not wholesome)81.111623.150
miserable (not joyful)81.012025.945
basic (not hipster)80.410624.7456
insulting (not complimentary)80.413023.1262
biased (not impartial)80.214929.2462
chortling (not giggling)80.07321.918
serious (not bold)79.94027.4449
go-getter (not slugabed)79.737626.643
guarded (not open)79.631126.5452
resolute (not wavering)79.516128.659
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.522222.135
presidential (not folksy)79.513818.226
🎩 (not 🧢)79.122528.759
pro (not noob)79.039128.157
sexist (not feminist)78.910521.964
reclusive (not social)78.89823.383
refined (not rugged)78.519825.2454
stylish (not slovenly)78.525924.0449
repetitive (not varied)78.56525.6236
consistent (not variable)78.312628.333
feisty (not gracious)78.130425.3496
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)78.15526.334
child free (not pronatalist)78.115133.4379
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)78.18526.559
nihilist (not existentialist)78.01230.1240
🥴 (not 🥳)78.07920.162
uncreative (not open to new experinces)77.85530.1438
confidential (not gossiping)77.831627.1510
master (not apprentice)77.736827.7231
🤺 (not 🏌)77.531329.358
conventional (not creative)76.510729.5468
privileged (not oppressed)76.537631.628
crazy (not sane)76.419225.960
💩 (not 🌟)76.48529.651
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.918523.9409
stoic (not expressive)75.811930.1435
mighty (not puny)75.838225.4475
vain (not demure)75.823228.3436
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)75.711530.2431
linear (not circular)75.54829.028
dry (not moist)75.510130.634
rich (not poor)75.435823.5441
hoarder (not unprepared)75.211822.5409
🧗 (not 🛌)75.231028.899
important (not irrelevant)75.159026.0116
specialist (not generalist)75.114531.2249
atheist (not theist)74.822335.5245
👽 (not 🤡)74.511730.454
preppy (not punk rock)74.532728.420
triggered (not trolling)74.415229.823
Roman (not Greek)74.25430.425
orderly (not chaotic)74.229733.0435
valedictorian (not drop out)74.246430.550
captain (not first-mate)74.030533.5461
pessimistic (not optimistic)73.519131.8406
sorrowful (not cheery)73.425323.5431
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)73.420833.6359
factual (not poetic)73.222634.327
deranged (not reasonable)73.119629.249
🐷 (not 🐮)73.08331.591
sober (not indulgent)72.713433.9431
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)72.524532.4446
Russian (not French)72.28927.023
political (not nonpolitical)71.628334.9410
animalistic (not human)71.48729.7405
builder (not explorer)71.415829.5466
impatient (not patient)71.441430.9211
sheriff (not outlaw)70.927935.3440
😬 (not 😏)70.913031.368
trash (not treasure)70.79433.457
sad (not happy)70.530723.1432
resistant (not resigned)70.446732.8450
off-key (not musical)70.418435.622
jealous (not compersive)70.227131.1380
offended (not chill)70.132733.635
genius (not dunce)70.047325.9441
empirical (not theoretical)70.012433.7451
cringeworthy (not inspiring)69.920227.9277
🐴 (not 🦄)69.927532.942
😭 (not 😀)69.818426.058
corporate (not freelance)69.822939.223
melee (not ranged)69.89133.630
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.727232.3509
private (not gregarious)69.537632.3434
deviant (not average)69.341933.3408
repulsive (not attractive)69.213927.2416
believable (not poorly-written)69.273824.829
tailor (not blacksmith)69.243733.423
concrete (not abstract)69.129932.560
classical (not avant-garde)68.928731.6225
debased (not pure)68.831534.0453
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)68.518538.421
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)68.428233.263
rude (not respectful)68.326630.3455
playful (not shy)68.258923.3390
🥾 (not 👟)67.528232.960
involved (not remote)67.256534.5426
proper (not scandalous)67.035633.7408
enslaved (not emancipated)66.98835.9429
objective (not subjective)66.713836.1266
racist (not egalitarian)66.710631.461
slow-talking (not fast-talking)66.714932.630
old (not young)66.631122.6412
mischievous (not well behaved)66.552734.7440
depressed (not bright)66.522728.5448
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.453132.650
reasoned (not instinctual)66.122535.8438
weird (not normal)66.146533.1468
🐀 (not 🐘)66.023031.994
straight (not queer)65.779432.5224
ugly (not beautiful)65.711126.3276
charming (not trusting)65.637722.5386
thin (not thick)65.343828.1418
calm (not anxious)65.226033.9410
macho (not metrosexual)65.225330.730
modern (not historical)64.942133.5377
official (not backdoor)64.828636.2509
🐐 (not 🦒)64.739229.978
tall (not short)64.647622.0431
🧕 (not 💃)64.116334.181
reserved (not chatty)63.640232.5433
knowledgeable (not ignorant)63.470631.719
gendered (not androgynous)63.398535.2192
down2earth (not head@clouds)62.747535.1409
hurried (not leisurely)62.543832.6499
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.361036.4401
cosmopolitan (not provincial)62.238636.5375
insider (not outsider)62.129038.7381
mature (not juvenile)62.053832.2297
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.937338.3254
apathetic (not curious)61.712835.3419
tactful (not indiscreet)61.759634.155
🤑 (not 🤠)61.736333.957
chaste (not lustful)61.532135.6425
literal (not metaphorical)61.056137.0429
straightforward (not cryptic)60.871235.7442
quiet (not loud)60.840631.7479
western (not eastern)60.557735.870
bookish (not sporty)60.265831.1397
hypocritical (not equitable)60.139135.3257
traditional (not unorthodox)60.140437.7268
not introspective (not introspective)59.720935.0107
awkward (not charming)59.132631.1415
tasteful (not lewd)59.169832.6424
devout (not heathen)59.152438.4449
philosophical (not real)59.119734.6407
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.940833.073
geriatric (not vibrant)58.921035.926
wild (not tame)58.864933.3457
mainstream (not arcane)58.631837.0372
obedient (not rebellious)58.636038.9456
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.679033.557
permanent (not transient)58.554936.8210
regular (not zany)58.532235.346
moody (not stable)58.073836.1452
🤣 (not 😊)58.036027.745
Swedish (not Italian)57.839634.123
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.757735.070
unlucky (not fortunate)57.450929.4405
sarcastic (not genuine)57.449936.3473
hedonist (not monastic)57.455032.927
🧐 (not 😎)57.445738.073
traumatized (not flourishing)57.470834.227
efficient (not overprepared)57.483937.316
night owl (not morning lark)57.268032.8337
subdued (not exuberant)57.235935.718
extraordinary (not mundane)57.080835.0451
frugal (not lavish)56.858933.5414
independent (not codependent)56.771839.7509
careful (not brave)56.631833.6453
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.539935.4462
street-smart (not sheltered)56.573633.4400
uninspiring (not charismatic)56.318433.9525
🐩 (not 🐒)56.356035.561
realist (not idealist)56.256039.4296
wise (not foolish)56.164528.9463
💪 (not 🧠)56.132631.273
healthy (not sickly)56.090535.0472
statist (not anarchist)55.957040.298
smooth (not rough)55.854136.5461
edgy (not politically correct)55.766935.1414
traitorous (not loyal)55.524739.7434
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.572128.520
spicy (not mild)55.475235.3445
shallow (not deep)55.137134.686
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)55.155639.452
whippersnapper (not sage)55.054431.123
vanilla (not kinky)54.955836.3441
crafty (not scholarly)54.971934.5509
English (not German)54.8107634.325
cautious (not impulsive)54.757334.2456
barbaric (not civilized)54.635035.4438
scrub (not legit)54.622936.878
disreputable (not prestigious)54.339135.9415
libertarian (not socialist)53.671340.5412
jock (not nerd)53.650032.0407
pack rat (not minimalist)53.448837.438
simple (not complicated)53.034837.6430
flamboyant (not modest)52.956235.8424
stinky (not fresh)52.936438.3104
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.642740.4344
📈 (not 📉)52.589535.056
tiresome (not interesting)52.128734.3425
reliable (not experimental)52.169537.031
introvert (not extrovert)52.049434.3378
unambiguous (not mysterious)52.071036.6527
🤫 (not 🤔)52.040740.550
neurotypical (not autistic)51.9108435.8439
self-destructive (not self-improving)51.968834.326
physical (not intellectual)51.744831.2432
individualist (not communal)51.679240.6268
ludicrous (not sensible)51.152235.9483
orange (not purple)51.062233.8320
enlightened (not lost)50.858032.823
dorky (not cool)50.757234.042

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alexander Conklin (0.898)
  2. Tywin Lannister (0.893)
  3. Terry Benedict (0.876)
  4. Coriolanus Snow (0.874)
  5. Firelord Ozai (0.87)
  1. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.709)
  2. Pumbaa (-0.68)
  3. Rex (-0.663)
  4. Chien-Po (-0.663)
  5. The Scarecrow (-0.662)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.56)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.48)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.28)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.27)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.25)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.24)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.2)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.16)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.15)
  10. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.14)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.06)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.03)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.01)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.0)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.04)
  16. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.05)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.1)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.16)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.16)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.19)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.2)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.21)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.26)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.38)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.46)


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