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Cypher 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. 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
traitorous (not loyal)92.41018.6389
selfish (not altruistic)91.14919.2460
punchable (not loveable)90.83714.730
bitter (not sweet)89.54715.6419
mischievous (not well behaved)89.311117.9386
backdoor (not official)88.92414.1442
cunning (not honorable)88.15418.2422
vengeful (not forgiving)87.710315.4420
debased (not pure)87.35216.2408
arrogant (not humble)87.014617.2396
villainous (not heroic)86.94820.2399
jealous (not compersive)86.84019.9407
poisonous (not nurturing)86.87620.1201
suspicious (not trusting)86.510318.5445
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.42918.6411
disreputable (not prestigious)86.22121.2408
skeptical (not spiritual)86.07019.2403
quarrelsome (not warm)85.612216.8398
🐀 (not 🐘)85.12018.690
cruel (not kind)84.97420.4406
cannibal (not vegan)84.77418.627
💩 (not 🌟)84.64120.555
scandalous (not proper)84.311319.6418
sarcastic (not genuine)84.17118.8401
😈 (not 😇)84.111920.660
moody (not stable)84.016117.9390
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.98421.615
outlaw (not sheriff)83.512322.0432
demonic (not angelic)83.39819.6406
🙃 (not 🥰)83.35923.175
secretive (not open-book)83.316418.010
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)83.24520.140
💔 (not 💝)82.95523.075
experimental (not reliable)82.98020.432
lustful (not chaste)82.113021.8366
vain (not demure)82.012620.8410
creepy (not disarming)82.03521.5212
cold (not warm)81.912121.2367
cringeworthy (not inspiring)81.96420.6222
drop out (not valedictorian)81.97024.257
sexist (not feminist)81.88617.058
edgy (not politically correct)81.712421.1431
mad (not glad)81.611422.552
trash (not treasure)81.64124.976
biased (not impartial)81.512522.4421
feisty (not gracious)81.521616.7458
night owl (not morning lark)81.415916.6357
rude (not respectful)81.410720.1397
crafty (not scholarly)80.813619.4480
repulsive (not attractive)80.75019.8436
competitive (not cooperative)80.629825.5383
indulgent (not sober)80.615625.0401
gloomy (not sunny)80.612623.126
individualist (not communal)80.516828.8257
🐴 (not 🦄)80.58127.639
guarded (not open)80.329820.9401
impatient (not patient)80.222923.6219
judgemental (not accepting)80.217923.5391
sad (not happy)80.111019.4423
lewd (not tasteful)79.95719.5380
traumatized (not flourishing)79.814620.231
first-mate (not captain)79.815922.5439
worldly (not innocent)79.727419.8441
rebellious (not obedient)79.729126.8398
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)79.615722.956
suspicious (not awkward)79.419224.2434
hypocritical (not equitable)79.49824.6251
ferocious (not pacifist)79.327923.0435
miserable (not joyful)79.115018.447
child free (not pronatalist)79.013227.7325
salacious (not wholesome)79.015027.054
high-tech (not low-tech)78.615425.4431
authoritarian (not democratic)78.616426.1405
stinky (not fresh)78.56126.285
foolish (not wise)78.49421.7382
insulting (not complimentary)78.316720.8265
extreme (not moderate)78.233124.9383
apprentice (not master)78.17123.7213
🐷 (not 🐮)78.14727.086
angry (not good-humored)78.010623.8430
heathen (not devout)77.98325.9390
off-key (not musical)77.57817.024
gendered (not androgynous)77.259226.5193
lost (not enlightened)77.111023.432
depressed (not bright)77.07421.0396
ranged (not melee)76.83629.520
beta (not alpha)76.713626.0391
deviant (not average)76.427625.5400
poor (not rich)76.212022.4421
soulless (not soulful)76.211226.7228
intense (not lighthearted)76.039926.121
short (not tall)75.913418.3392
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.928829.424
sorrowful (not cheery)75.819422.2396
scrub (not legit)75.84624.477
anxious (not calm)75.722922.3410
puny (not mighty)75.65021.2409
bold (not shy)75.370623.0419
masculine (not feminine)75.141322.8402
ugly (not beautiful)74.85023.7252
technophile (not luddite)74.712829.6382
close-minded (not open-minded)74.713926.1427
tense (not relaxed)74.748925.3401
hedonist (not monastic)74.711028.451
deranged (not reasonable)74.617324.456
industrial (not domestic)74.211528.9216
atheist (not theist)74.223528.8225
😭 (not 😀)74.210428.449
🧢 (not 🎩)74.022329.548
crazy (not sane)73.924027.044
street-smart (not sheltered)73.739625.2408
unpolished (not eloquent)73.316224.4453
juvenile (not mature)73.222124.3252
shallow (not deep)72.913328.266
punk rock (not preppy)72.823725.728
chaotic (not orderly)72.728628.1386
barbaric (not civilized)72.712224.7438
obsessed (not aloof)72.429228.8409
wild (not tame)72.340826.6415
work-first (not family-first)72.332629.7404
🤣 (not 😊)72.013922.548
🥴 (not 🥳)71.917725.454
dry (not moist)71.715326.423
unlucky (not fortunate)71.720625.2386
lowbrow (not highbrow)71.38826.7365
rugged (not refined)71.226724.3386
practical (not imaginative)71.138428.3400
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.047928.2389
unfixable (not fixable)71.015731.123
libertarian (not socialist)70.811833.0376
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)70.78431.227
Russian (not French)70.610328.622
lavish (not frugal)70.526530.1356
😬 (not 😏)70.015233.633
flamboyant (not modest)69.731726.4367
rough (not smooth)69.723925.4389
chatty (not reserved)69.738226.3412
transient (not permanent)69.59228.3194
uninspiring (not charismatic)69.45628.4472
nihilist (not existentialist)69.46432.3220
monochrome (not multicolored)69.223830.6217
messy (not neat)69.025125.7361
racist (not egalitarian)69.09228.439
freelance (not corporate)68.942635.429
impulsive (not cautious)68.937231.2399
playful (not shy)68.957722.8371
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.843535.0347
whippersnapper (not sage)68.620527.212
Roman (not Greek)68.613425.219
flimsy (not sturdy)68.613927.928
hard (not soft)68.540529.4405
driven (not unambitious)68.593629.5418
western (not eastern)68.524029.078
outsider (not insider)68.028631.6396
folksy (not presidential)68.027525.321
hard (not soft)67.942830.0233
🐐 (not 🦒)67.728132.382
kinky (not vanilla)67.632928.3380
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.634431.9382
frenzied (not sleepy)67.666730.925
charming (not trusting)67.534221.5388
weird (not normal)67.444127.8404
ludicrous (not sensible)67.425727.0392
🐒 (not 🐩)67.325530.336
awkward (not charming)67.020325.8413
decisive (not hesitant)67.063229.5424
realist (not idealist)66.830432.9222
specialist (not generalist)66.736129.4230
mathematical (not literary)66.619628.3343
mundane (not extraordinary)66.612928.0410
uncreative (not open to new experinces)66.614531.9418
offended (not chill)66.242236.120
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.140231.9214
enslaved (not emancipated)65.99431.7350
sickly (not healthy)65.913826.8406
reclusive (not social)65.829428.595
scientific (not artistic)65.743526.9389
apathetic (not curious)65.78630.3344
empirical (not theoretical)65.723130.4376
unpatriotic (not patriotic)65.66434.857
🤺 (not 🏌)65.466031.049
🥾 (not 👟)65.432535.246
subjective (not objective)65.317531.4213
spicy (not mild)65.156428.5443
utilitarian (not decorative)64.951629.9251
🤡 (not 👽)64.820033.040
variable (not consistent)64.718632.115
conservative (not liberal)64.523037.351
slovenly (not stylish)64.322327.2377
fast-talking (not slow-talking)64.352428.618
tiresome (not interesting)64.112329.1407
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.127628.877
methodical (not astonishing)64.050127.5369
🛌 (not 🧗)64.020832.084
📉 (not 📈)64.011935.655
instinctual (not reasoned)63.947330.7401
macho (not metrosexual)63.928631.831
plays hard (not works hard)63.825628.5392
pretentious (not unassuming)63.748229.949
🤑 (not 🤠)63.633032.848
emotional (not logical)63.546431.3425
perceptive (not unobservant)63.588128.817
gossiping (not confidential)63.428934.5438
hunter (not gatherer)63.451231.723
repetitive (not varied)63.342130.0158
scruffy (not manicured)63.233530.5459
chortling (not giggling)63.156228.529
ignorant (not knowledgeable)63.019432.829
insecure (not confident)62.920132.3427
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)62.926543.134
dorky (not cool)62.837327.330
real (not philosophical)62.759432.1342
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)62.544733.353
careful (not brave)62.322228.9407
neurotypical (not autistic)62.384429.4366
not introspective (not introspective)62.217432.081
slacker (not workaholic)62.119530.2212
🧐 (not 😎)62.135933.463
cryptic (not straightforward)61.617331.5391
assertive (not passive)61.579129.6385
straight (not queer)60.992129.2176
resourceful (not helpless)60.796831.2234
roundabout (not direct)60.616732.1370
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.434331.5375
animalistic (not human)60.223031.1423
hoarder (not unprepared)60.257629.1358
conventional (not creative)60.039429.5419
pack rat (not minimalist)59.935133.856
wavering (not resolute)59.816034.653
claustrophobic (not spelunker)59.423333.014
blacksmith (not tailor)59.433631.527
literal (not metaphorical)59.364131.6405
hurried (not leisurely)59.253630.7436
🦇 (not 🐿)59.241033.344
modern (not historical)59.158630.6325
expressive (not stoic)59.059829.1402
dunce (not genius)59.025526.2423
loud (not quiet)59.056630.4404
goof-off (not studious)58.833527.451
self-assured (not self-conscious)58.779534.1403
unorthodox (not traditional)58.758334.7239
bold (not serious)58.557430.5413
thin (not thick)58.562027.8332
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.422727.919
basic (not hipster)58.267633.6387
fast (not slow)58.181325.3380
lazy (not diligent)57.512429.3388
nerd (not jock)57.566232.4381
anarchist (not statist)57.545436.179
concrete (not abstract)57.462930.951
Italian (not Swedish)57.356029.621
factual (not poetic)57.160828.324
disorganized (not self-disciplined)56.831030.3383
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)56.883330.841
urban (not rural)56.781534.074
serious (not playful)56.670830.6422
remote (not involved)56.516231.7407
private (not gregarious)56.471131.0387
linear (not circular)56.448336.122
💪 (not 🧠)56.332833.156
geriatric (not vibrant)56.325228.628
believable (not poorly-written)56.2117132.822
builder (not explorer)56.151829.8399
exuberant (not subdued)56.169128.924
zany (not regular)56.065831.655
alert (not oblivious)56.077432.237
🤐 (not 😜)55.956533.534
🤫 (not 🤔)55.831136.356
noob (not pro)55.726234.546
armoured (not vulnerable)55.475333.7420
English (not German)55.4108137.325
codependent (not independent)55.338638.1430
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.171033.7397
sensitive (not thick-skinned)55.050332.1467
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.925733.7301
old (not young)54.846720.0427
go-getter (not slugabed)54.8109230.643
high IQ (not low IQ)54.7104226.9475
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.586632.946
rigid (not flexible)54.168232.4365
triggered (not trolling)54.182840.424
political (not nonpolitical)53.968636.3369
coordinated (not clumsy)53.984830.6405
rational (not whimsical)53.875032.4399
incompetent (not competent)53.723630.6425
simple (not complicated)53.533834.2393
classical (not avant-garde)53.469930.1217
romantic (not dispassionate)53.489335.214
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.353735.7354
submissive (not dominant)53.140132.2407
extrovert (not introvert)53.174732.7353
quitter (not persistent)53.15335.845
slothful (not active)52.716929.7405
indiscreet (not tactful)52.739233.840
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.665537.7377
resistant (not resigned)52.6107136.3384
🤖 (not 👻)52.656033.352
💃 (not 🧕)52.681433.367
efficient (not overprepared)52.599528.624
humorless (not funny)52.449129.3380
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.465836.2315
precise (not vague)52.288129.4332
intimate (not formal)52.261428.868
intellectual (not physical)52.182632.3394
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.153433.673
lenient (not strict)52.055132.4372
bossy (not meek)51.793031.1359
mainstream (not arcane)51.750034.5415
bookish (not sporty)51.481029.7370
irrelevant (not important)51.220031.792
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.159832.8327
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.973932.9443
privileged (not oppressed)50.889539.222
tight (not loose)50.291034.323
purple (not orange)50.667632.2323

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 (0.841)
  2. Sid Phillips (0.828)
  3. John Murphy (0.774)
  4. Brad Bellick (0.77)
  5. Merle Dixon (0.768)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.744)
  2. Maid Marian (-0.73)
  3. Eliza Hamilton (-0.722)
  4. Esme Cullen (-0.716)
  5. Francis Mulcahy (-0.715)

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 = 0.68)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.65)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.57)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.55)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.53)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.51)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.49)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.47)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.39)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.39)
  11. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.39)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.38)
  13. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.35)
  14. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.27)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.25)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.18)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.08)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.02)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.01)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.01)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.03)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.14)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.15)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.18)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.21)


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