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Cypher Descriptive Personality Statistics

Cypher 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
traitorous (not loyal)92.81218.2390
selfish (not altruistic)90.97019.5459
mischievous (not well behaved)89.812516.6389
bitter (not sweet)89.65915.4415
entitled (not grateful)89.59212.338
backdoor (not official)89.12513.6438
cunning (not honorable)88.05918.1420
jaded (not innocent)88.09712.720
vengeful (not forgiving)87.813615.4418
punchable (not loveable)87.67920.941
debased (not pure)87.57015.8413
cocky (not timid)87.422717.922
jealous (not compersive)87.04919.6401
disreputable (not prestigious)86.91920.0397
arrogant (not humble)86.818817.9385
suspicious (not trusting)86.612818.5441
villainous (not heroic)86.66920.5390
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.13419.5406
poisonous (not nurturing)85.911921.9203
skeptical (not spiritual)85.810519.1396
haunted (not blissful)85.811215.139
two-faced (not one-faced)85.78525.235
😈 (not 😇)85.613919.866
cannibal (not vegan)85.57218.838
quarrelsome (not warm)85.314716.8399
money-focused (not love-focused)85.19923.815
cruel (not kind)85.08820.6406
experimental (not reliable)84.87416.137
💩 (not 🌟)84.26222.266
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.29922.329
outlaw (not sheriff)84.018421.5433
sarcastic (not genuine)83.99918.4396
scandalous (not proper)83.716220.0416
moody (not stable)83.423218.5377
genocidal (not not genocidal)83.36623.519
🐀 (not 🐘)83.23820.888
demonic (not angelic)83.013119.8409
🙃 (not 🥰)82.97724.580
mad (not glad)82.813621.470
psychopath (not empath)82.815620.237
paranoid (not naive)82.76414.827
creepy (not disarming)82.44321.1219
vain (not demure)82.114021.0411
flirtatious (not prudish)82.020818.88
receiving (not giving)81.914220.031
edgy (not politically correct)81.716020.8423
cold (not warm)81.716821.6375
unfaithful (not devoted)81.73329.627
💔 (not 💝)81.79322.582
rude (not respectful)81.613320.0388
biased (not impartial)81.615022.7405
feisty (not gracious)81.626916.9446
lustful (not chaste)81.516222.6353
perverted (not clean)81.59919.827
gloomy (not sunny)81.317619.332
night owl (not morning lark)81.223116.9350
secretive (not open-book)81.130621.230
cringeworthy (not inspiring)81.19721.4226
repulsive (not attractive)80.95819.6424
individualist (not communal)80.922228.2251
judgemental (not accepting)80.524523.6387
impatient (not patient)80.431423.1223
sexist (not feminist)80.412719.071
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.47423.649
sad (not happy)80.415419.2422
competitive (not cooperative)80.342026.0383
traumatized (not flourishing)80.321620.143
guarded (not open)80.344020.7400
indulgent (not sober)80.120425.3392
trash (not treasure)80.16425.886
rebellious (not obedient)80.141826.3394
crafty (not scholarly)80.118320.1473
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)79.920524.062
lewd (not tasteful)79.87820.2373
worldly (not innocent)79.740119.8442
first-mate (not captain)79.722322.2427
ferocious (not pacifist)79.633822.8429
suspicious (not awkward)79.525324.0436
stinky (not fresh)79.56525.094
hypocritical (not equitable)79.414324.8248
lost (not enlightened)79.110821.138
off-key (not musical)79.17416.334
desperate (not high standards)79.18528.834
child free (not pronatalist)78.619027.8314
authoritarian (not democratic)78.521026.2399
high-tech (not low-tech)78.423625.2422
everyman (not chosen one)78.46127.330
extreme (not moderate)78.344924.9376
angry (not good-humored)78.214624.1418
foolish (not wise)78.113322.1389
insulting (not complimentary)78.122720.9266
heathen (not devout)77.99825.8376
salacious (not wholesome)77.721526.963
drop out (not valedictorian)77.714727.570
🐷 (not 🐮)77.76528.497
apprentice (not master)77.710824.2218
stubborn (not accommodating)77.656529.141
💀 (not 🎃)77.620824.332
depressed (not bright)77.212521.0388
🐴 (not 🦄)77.221930.544
winter (not summer)77.122222.124
gendered (not androgynous)77.077726.2198
miserable (not joyful)77.025919.153
antagonist (not protagonist)77.013325.927
beta (not alpha)76.319426.4391
soulless (not soulful)76.115526.9228
sorrowful (not cheery)76.028921.8394
short (not tall)76.018818.3398
poor (not rich)75.918222.6406
deviant (not average)75.936725.7397
puny (not mighty)75.86721.3397
masculine (not feminine)75.661522.6406
hedonist (not monastic)75.611629.060
anxious (not calm)75.632522.8411
bold (not shy)75.598123.0415
twitchy (not still)75.332424.843
technophile (not luddite)75.317629.0377
pensive (not serene)75.326624.635
weakass (not badass)75.210419.033
intense (not lighthearted)75.256425.829
ugly (not beautiful)75.05823.9255
tense (not relaxed)74.968925.3395
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.840030.736
scrub (not legit)74.86525.584
cheesy (not chic)74.823123.623
close-minded (not open-minded)74.718226.4417
stingy (not generous)74.523621.943
muddy (not washed)74.314223.526
atheist (not theist)73.936229.2221
crazy (not sane)73.933926.059
industrial (not domestic)73.714729.0217
street-smart (not sheltered)73.655525.0402
🥴 (not 🥳)73.519726.062
🧢 (not 🎩)73.432330.453
deranged (not reasonable)73.427625.864
bad boy (not white knight)73.429628.517
unpolished (not eloquent)73.219824.6447
cynical (not gullible)73.249527.017
juvenile (not mature)73.128724.7252
variable (not consistent)73.110027.926
opinionated (not neutral)73.199525.931
chaotic (not orderly)73.040727.9384
envious (not prideful)73.02033.238
work-first (not family-first)72.942629.1395
fearmongering (not reassuring)72.926432.518
barbaric (not civilized)72.817024.7436
obsessed (not aloof)72.441328.8410
wild (not tame)72.458826.7412
jealous (not opinionated)72.45732.322
😭 (not 😀)72.319128.548
🤣 (not 😊)72.218723.850
fire (not water)71.956530.726
unfixable (not fixable)71.619828.435
practical (not imaginative)71.553428.0387
unlucky (not fortunate)71.430225.0376
lowbrow (not highbrow)71.310626.7364
gamer (not non-gamer)71.321629.033
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.361827.8386
plastic (not wooden)71.110026.528
rugged (not refined)71.136324.5385
shallow (not deep)70.919428.177
offended (not chill)70.943233.724
libertarian (not socialist)70.813933.0375
whippersnapper (not sage)70.818128.018
fighter (not lover)70.637628.638
lavish (not frugal)70.435830.4354
🥶 (not 🥵)70.417626.931
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)70.263029.422
freak (not normie)70.142925.034
nihilist (not existentialist)70.06932.2219
contrarian (not yes-man)69.946528.722
rough (not smooth)69.736025.6383
messy (not neat)69.734525.1356
princess (not queen)69.720323.626
demanding (not unchallenging)69.699933.538
transient (not permanent)69.612528.1191
ranged (not melee)69.516633.031
flimsy (not sturdy)69.416727.529
impulsive (not cautious)69.450530.6387
flamboyant (not modest)69.345626.8362
chatty (not reserved)69.154027.2414
🏀 (not 🎨)69.138527.137
driven (not unambitious)68.9133229.4410
uninspiring (not charismatic)68.97728.7463
monochrome (not multicolored)68.936131.1217
🐒 (not 🐩)68.930127.449
hard (not soft)68.855629.1399
playful (not shy)68.784122.7363
hard (not soft)68.556729.9234
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.463234.8342
punk rock (not preppy)68.243130.538
kinky (not vanilla)68.045928.1371
weird (not normal)67.960927.3406
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.744632.0372
outsider (not insider)67.441231.7389
charming (not trusting)67.447421.6382
awkward (not charming)67.327725.6406
chortling (not giggling)67.360626.239
ludicrous (not sensible)67.234427.1388
interrupting (not attentive)67.243825.025
racist (not egalitarian)67.113828.447
uncreative (not open to new experinces)67.117631.5412
decisive (not hesitant)67.086629.5419
mundane (not extraordinary)67.015527.9408
specialist (not generalist)67.049429.2226
🐐 (not 🦒)66.945931.784
😬 (not 😏)66.627834.140
mathematical (not literary)66.527028.6347
📉 (not 📈)66.211435.056
Russian (not French)66.222032.529
doer (not thinker)66.169630.040
scientific (not artistic)65.962626.9395
realist (not idealist)65.948133.3226
pretentious (not unassuming)65.960028.857
freelance (not corporate)65.973236.036
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.941628.824
sickly (not healthy)65.921126.8396
western (not eastern)65.955431.177
subjective (not objective)65.821831.3215
🤑 (not 🤠)65.840533.154
folksy (not presidential)65.744128.229
apathetic (not curious)65.611430.5345
frenzied (not sleepy)65.5110329.737
empirical (not theoretical)65.432230.6368
spicy (not mild)65.379628.0442
conservative (not liberal)65.329736.556
underachiever (not overachiever)65.215235.127
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)65.135728.838
motivated (not unmotivated)65.1149727.226
🤡 (not 👽)65.129332.348
reclusive (not social)64.947928.3105
enslaved (not emancipated)64.914632.2348
stuttering (not rhythmic)64.820229.430
machiavellian (not transparent)64.849837.014
not introspective (not introspective)64.719531.683
slovenly (not stylish)64.631827.2372
dramatic (not no-nonsense)64.660432.6213
utilitarian (not decorative)64.572229.8251
instinctual (not reasoned)64.465630.2403
ignorant (not knowledgeable)64.424032.430
methodical (not astonishing)64.470427.5358
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.240229.389
picky (not always down)64.161031.119
rustic (not cultured)64.131626.322
macho (not metrosexual)64.037431.143
exhibitionist (not bashful)64.072632.030
unpatriotic (not patriotic)63.815535.361
Roman (not Greek)63.829728.330
tiresome (not interesting)63.716629.1406
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.765931.862
scruffy (not manicured)63.647130.2449
pointed (not random)63.6110430.434
goth (not flower child)63.538024.919
insecure (not confident)63.428332.4429
plays hard (not works hard)63.336328.5387
dry (not moist)63.346032.432
repetitive (not varied)63.256929.7162
ironic (not profound)63.244629.341
emotional (not logical)63.167931.5420
businesslike (not chivalrous)63.158434.235
real (not philosophical)63.081032.0334
gossiping (not confidential)63.038434.8437
tardy (not on-time)63.038129.134
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.936434.835
🥾 (not 👟)62.854736.250
🛌 (not 🧗)62.732132.391
careful (not brave)62.630228.7401
perceptive (not unobservant)62.3135928.527
dramatic (not comedic)62.3101432.942
neurotypical (not autistic)62.1116329.6359
bored (not interested)62.114934.140
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.837840.448
fast-talking (not slow-talking)61.786628.727
dispassionate (not romantic)61.729334.025
straight (not queer)61.6121830.2180
slacker (not workaholic)61.627330.4205
🧐 (not 😎)61.655833.568
radical (not centrist)61.660437.319
cryptic (not straightforward)61.523631.5384
rock (not rap)61.5141734.430
assertive (not passive)61.4113629.6380
unemotional (not emotional)61.329035.622
hypochondriac (not stoic)61.135935.319
blacksmith (not tailor)61.046630.632
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.947131.7371
animalistic (not human)60.829231.0409
wavering (not resolute)60.819834.557
proactive (not reactive)60.832834.721
🤺 (not 🏌)60.7114732.958
distant (not touchy-feely)60.677129.627
resourceful (not helpless)60.4141031.5244
Pepsi (not Coke)60.425137.534
hard-work (not natural-talent)60.491825.330
dorky (not cool)60.358329.137
thrifty (not extravagant)60.068333.722
conventional (not creative)59.957729.7417
roundabout (not direct)59.825132.1363
modern (not historical)59.881230.5329
factual (not poetic)59.880325.537
hoarder (not unprepared)59.787429.3354
unorthodox (not traditional)59.683734.4240
literal (not metaphorical)59.590631.8394
🦇 (not 🐿)59.557433.754
pack rat (not minimalist)59.450034.164
analysis (not common sense)59.477231.523
expressive (not stoic)59.288929.1395
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.2109034.1399
loud (not quiet)59.180930.4404
dunce (not genius)59.034426.7408
hurried (not leisurely)58.981030.8431
goof-off (not studious)58.948827.563
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.6117530.749
ambitious (not realistic)58.694938.333
bold (not serious)58.581130.5402
thin (not thick)58.492327.7327
exaggerating (not factual)58.376433.338
anarchist (not statist)58.264535.687
earth (not air)58.1101233.532
fast (not slow)58.0122625.3378
lazy (not diligent)57.716229.3384
basic (not hipster)57.694533.5379
zany (not regular)57.689231.064
🤫 (not 🤔)57.441635.662
geriatric (not vibrant)57.433727.433
long-winded (not concise)57.061329.621
disorganized (not self-disciplined)56.844430.3379
remote (not involved)56.822831.7392
nerd (not jock)56.799332.3381
concrete (not abstract)56.696431.358
hunter (not gatherer)56.690633.433
private (not gregarious)56.5107231.2373
claustrophobic (not spelunker)56.542330.922
urban (not rural)56.2121233.883
serious (not playful)55.9105330.3413
builder (not explorer)55.973430.1386
Italian (not Swedish)55.981632.025
codependent (not independent)55.854337.9423
noob (not pro)55.735633.750
realistic (not fantastical)55.798637.434
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.532833.7297
sensitive (not thick-skinned)55.573131.9459
quitter (not persistent)55.35935.853
🤖 (not 👻)55.073631.959
loose (not tight)55.051734.333
rigid (not flexible)54.992932.4357
high IQ (not low IQ)54.9153326.9472
old (not young)54.865419.9424
often crying (not never cries)54.870732.629
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.7125433.849
armoured (not vulnerable)54.6110933.5410
rational (not whimsical)54.3106432.5392
alert (not oblivious)54.3120532.648
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.176535.4339
scheduled (not spontaneous)54.0101933.8390
political (not nonpolitical)53.9101936.3363
coordinated (not clumsy)53.9122830.4393
🤐 (not 😜)53.891433.541
incompetent (not competent)53.731730.8412
exuberant (not subdued)53.7106631.727
vintage (not trendy)53.7131827.028
indie (not pop)53.6120134.619
predictable (not quirky)53.679532.222
sugarcoated (not frank)53.434435.225
go-getter (not slugabed)53.2165931.446
submissive (not dominant)53.159332.5399
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.193636.4318
extrovert (not introvert)53.0105332.6345
slothful (not active)53.024429.8399
classical (not avant-garde)53.0103830.0211
trolling (not triggered)52.948539.534
indiscreet (not tactful)52.853832.750
irrelevant (not important)52.724433.399
💪 (not 🧠)52.654233.870
resistant (not resigned)52.5157536.2382
simple (not complicated)52.547834.1383
precise (not vague)52.4130829.6319
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.396237.7364
humorless (not funny)52.371829.3379
sexual (not asexual)52.2130336.933
mainstream (not arcane)52.171834.4406
English (not German)52.1169735.833
efficient (not overprepared)52.0147127.440
overspender (not penny-pincher)51.980832.579
bossy (not meek)51.8133730.9353
💃 (not 🧕)51.8125833.768
deep (not epic)51.888521.425
expressive (not monotone)51.8119031.628
lenient (not strict)51.783632.2362
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.785433.0319
cat person (not dog person)51.792237.916
privileged (not oppressed)51.6126435.632
intellectual (not physical)51.3124132.5397
ADHD (not OCD)51.369133.730
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.1104632.9439
orange (not purple)51.093532.1316
bookish (not sporty)50.9119929.6367
oxymoron (not tautology)50.9129531.512
intimate (not formal)50.3100428.074
poorly-written (not believable)50.411033.031
circular (not linear)50.492735.630

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dennis Nedry (0.846)
  2. Sid Phillips (0.831)
  3. Jeremy Armitage (0.797)
  4. Brad Bellick (0.785)
  5. Buddy Pine (0.776)
  6. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.771)
  7. Arturo Roman (0.77)
  8. Shane Walsh (0.769)
  9. Merle Dixon (0.768)
  10. Peter Wiggin (0.765)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.766)
  2. Maid Marian (-0.746)
  3. Esme Cullen (-0.741)
  4. Eliza Hamilton (-0.737)
  5. Mamá Coco (-0.728)
  6. Francis Mulcahy (-0.727)
  7. Sam Obisanya (-0.715)
  8. Georgiana Darcy (-0.713)
  9. Melanie Hamilton (-0.712)
  10. Mary Margaret Blanchard (-0.706)

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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