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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)92.6918.4396
selfish (not altruistic)91.15719.2471
entitled (not grateful)90.87411.432
bitter (not sweet)89.45115.6424
mischievous (not well behaved)89.312317.7402
backdoor (not official)88.83114.1448
cunning (not honorable)87.85918.4434
vengeful (not forgiving)87.811315.4427
paranoid (not naive)87.81910.919
debased (not pure)87.46016.1423
punchable (not loveable)86.97820.135
two-faced (not one-faced)86.85826.131
villainous (not heroic)86.76120.5406
jealous (not compersive)86.73619.9415
arrogant (not humble)86.616917.8403
suspicious (not trusting)86.511818.4453
disreputable (not prestigious)86.32321.1414
winter (not summer)86.34313.417
cocky (not timid)86.322818.918
poisonous (not nurturing)86.210021.5207
skeptical (not spiritual)85.98619.2410
pessimistic (not optimistic)85.73219.9420
quarrelsome (not warm)85.513616.8405
🐀 (not 🐘)85.31918.492
cruel (not kind)85.17720.4422
self-destructive (not self-improving)85.17819.620
psychopath (not empath)85.110118.537
jaded (not innocent)84.814616.117
haunted (not blissful)84.611014.939
cannibal (not vegan)84.48519.633
😈 (not 😇)84.413320.365
experimental (not reliable)84.36819.139
receiving (not giving)83.910618.925
sarcastic (not genuine)83.98419.1409
scandalous (not proper)83.914420.1426
moody (not stable)83.720118.3401
outlaw (not sheriff)83.515622.2443
💩 (not 🌟)83.55122.964
demonic (not angelic)83.111519.6416
money-focused (not love-focused)82.811324.813
💔 (not 💝)82.66522.778
vain (not demure)82.213620.8418
creepy (not disarming)82.23921.3219
lustful (not chaste)82.113921.9368
🙃 (not 🥰)82.18324.777
secretive (not open-book)82.021218.325
edgy (not politically correct)81.714221.0436
cringeworthy (not inspiring)81.78221.0230
biased (not impartial)81.613522.4423
mad (not glad)81.613922.559
cold (not warm)81.614421.7385
perverted (not clean)81.69119.327
rude (not respectful)81.512220.0402
trash (not treasure)81.54724.783
gloomy (not sunny)81.513522.528
feisty (not gracious)81.324117.0466
night owl (not morning lark)81.319016.9364
💀 (not 🎃)81.111520.329
sexist (not feminist)81.011418.566
competitive (not cooperative)80.835225.4391
repulsive (not attractive)80.85519.8442
crafty (not scholarly)80.714619.4486
indulgent (not sober)80.717224.9407
genocidal (not not genocidal)80.67625.414
individualist (not communal)80.519428.8264
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)80.516122.460
impatient (not patient)80.426623.4225
traumatized (not flourishing)80.416819.835
judgemental (not accepting)80.320923.5396
guarded (not open)80.235820.9405
sad (not happy)80.212619.3431
rebellious (not obedient)79.934426.7403
first-mate (not captain)79.719422.5444
worldly (not innocent)79.633519.8450
stubborn (not accommodating)79.542828.038
suspicious (not awkward)79.422224.2445
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.47524.644
lewd (not tasteful)79.47820.1389
ferocious (not pacifist)79.431123.0443
everyman (not chosen one)79.34827.920
hypocritical (not equitable)79.311824.7255
off-key (not musical)79.16616.630
flirtatious (not prudish)79.123718.010
child free (not pronatalist)79.014127.7330
🐷 (not 🐮)79.04626.493
drop out (not valedictorian)78.911525.973
salacious (not wholesome)78.816826.756
🐴 (not 🦄)78.713929.843
extreme (not moderate)78.636924.7393
high-tech (not low-tech)78.518625.4438
insulting (not complimentary)78.519320.7269
stinky (not fresh)78.56725.591
unfaithful (not devoted)78.54529.226
authoritarian (not democratic)78.419126.2412
miserable (not joyful)78.219918.649
foolish (not wise)78.012522.0396
angry (not good-humored)78.012424.1436
heathen (not devout)77.99225.9390
apprentice (not master)77.98923.9216
lost (not enlightened)77.611323.233
gendered (not androgynous)77.366426.2200
depressed (not bright)76.89621.3402
beta (not alpha)76.715926.2399
ranged (not melee)76.64228.424
antagonist (not protagonist)76.511126.326
weakass (not badass)76.47619.533
intense (not lighthearted)76.345125.023
poor (not rich)76.313422.4430
deviant (not average)76.231925.7410
stingy (not generous)76.118819.739
short (not tall)76.115618.2399
sorrowful (not cheery)76.023422.1403
soulless (not soulful)75.913527.0235
puny (not mighty)75.85821.2414
pensive (not serene)75.721522.235
anxious (not calm)75.627922.7418
opinionated (not neutral)75.675724.030
bold (not shy)75.483622.9429
scrub (not legit)75.45625.381
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)75.434827.617
fearmongering (not reassuring)75.419332.421
desperate (not high standards)75.112429.734
cynical (not gullible)75.138127.318
masculine (not feminine)75.050723.0411
ugly (not beautiful)74.96223.7259
tense (not relaxed)74.958425.2411
deranged (not reasonable)74.920724.960
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.935131.031
muddy (not washed)74.911520.517
technophile (not luddite)74.715729.4389
close-minded (not open-minded)74.616226.1433
😭 (not 😀)74.511727.653
twitchy (not still)74.529825.841
hedonist (not monastic)74.313329.754
plastic (not wooden)74.25526.724
punk rock (not preppy)74.126825.430
street-smart (not sheltered)73.947025.0415
industrial (not domestic)73.813829.1220
crazy (not sane)73.329927.048
atheist (not theist)73.330529.3229
machiavellian (not transparent)73.326234.716
unpolished (not eloquent)73.219024.5456
jealous (not opinionated)73.24633.717
envious (not prideful)73.11933.033
cheesy (not chic)73.025324.522
juvenile (not mature)72.925224.4258
chaotic (not orderly)72.734528.0391
barbaric (not civilized)72.715124.8444
obsessed (not aloof)72.534828.7412
shallow (not deep)72.416428.170
work-first (not family-first)72.336129.7406
wild (not tame)72.248926.9426
🧢 (not 🎩)72.031031.254
Russian (not French)71.811027.426
unlucky (not fortunate)71.624525.2388
🥴 (not 🥳)71.621425.957
unfixable (not fixable)71.617629.230
rugged (not refined)71.430424.3393
lowbrow (not highbrow)71.39826.7368
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.255928.2393
practical (not imaginative)71.145428.2404
🤣 (not 😊)70.718624.251
libertarian (not socialist)70.514933.0380
lavish (not frugal)70.432330.2364
interrupting (not attentive)70.333423.221
🏀 (not 🎨)70.331025.934
rough (not smooth)69.829225.4397
variable (not consistent)69.812831.618
flimsy (not sturdy)69.715628.029
goth (not flower child)69.622622.014
chatty (not reserved)69.545226.5422
nihilist (not existentialist)69.57032.3226
monochrome (not multicolored)69.428630.5221
uninspiring (not charismatic)69.36328.5474
messy (not neat)69.229425.6366
transient (not permanent)69.210928.5200
dry (not moist)69.223927.527
bad-cook (not good-cook)69.128726.419
rustic (not cultured)69.018925.218
flamboyant (not modest)68.938426.6383
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)68.912331.029
fire (not water)68.956131.024
playful (not shy)68.869522.8373
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.851034.9348
gamer (not non-gamer)68.724331.127
hard (not soft)68.647629.3409
driven (not unambitious)68.4110629.6424
impulsive (not cautious)68.444431.2407
demanding (not unchallenging)68.488834.233
bad boy (not white knight)68.433031.312
western (not eastern)68.232829.480
😬 (not 😏)68.221134.336
🥶 (not 🥵)68.119927.930
freelance (not corporate)67.955535.332
princess (not queen)67.922723.117
weird (not normal)67.851727.6414
hard (not soft)67.849430.0237
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.740431.8387
outsider (not insider)67.733031.5403
🐐 (not 🦒)67.733332.084
kinky (not vanilla)67.640328.2386
charming (not trusting)67.640321.4392
🐒 (not 🐩)67.429829.239
frenzied (not sleepy)67.484129.929
racist (not egalitarian)67.411529.042
ludicrous (not sensible)67.331227.3397
awkward (not charming)67.124625.7420
decisive (not hesitant)67.173229.4430
offended (not chill)67.048635.421
contrarian (not yes-man)67.048527.522
underachiever (not overachiever)66.912533.927
mundane (not extraordinary)66.814628.1415
realist (not idealist)66.737432.9224
freak (not normie)66.744926.530
folksy (not presidential)66.634725.625
chortling (not giggling)66.454427.035
mathematical (not literary)66.422928.5349
uncreative (not open to new experinces)66.316131.9422
specialist (not generalist)66.342529.7235
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.258628.919
whippersnapper (not sage)66.128229.616
🤡 (not 👽)66.022832.147
scientific (not artistic)65.953027.0398
enslaved (not emancipated)65.811732.0355
sickly (not healthy)65.816826.7414
apathetic (not curious)65.79530.4352
subjective (not objective)65.718531.4216
businesslike (not chivalrous)65.744932.926
dramatic (not no-nonsense)65.649932.1222
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.657230.523
empirical (not theoretical)65.326530.6381
fighter (not lover)65.344429.431
reclusive (not social)65.138028.3101
pointed (not random)65.087128.534
Roman (not Greek)64.923026.725
spicy (not mild)64.967628.5451
utilitarian (not decorative)64.959929.8255
unpatriotic (not patriotic)64.89135.461
macho (not metrosexual)64.632430.634
unemotional (not emotional)64.619638.017
conservative (not liberal)64.528237.355
dramatic (not comedic)64.477130.236
pretentious (not unassuming)64.356029.854
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.333728.778
📉 (not 📈)64.312335.456
motivated (not unmotivated)64.3123430.323
slovenly (not stylish)64.228527.2381
🤑 (not 🤠)64.137732.254
instinctual (not reasoned)64.054330.6405
methodical (not astonishing)64.059027.5376
plays hard (not works hard)63.731128.4398
tiresome (not interesting)63.715029.2416
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)63.733027.838
scruffy (not manicured)63.539130.4464
🛌 (not 🧗)63.526532.085
perceptive (not unobservant)63.5107728.817
emotional (not logical)63.454631.3433
insecure (not confident)63.324532.3436
not introspective (not introspective)63.319731.985
🤺 (not 🏌)63.385232.053
repetitive (not varied)63.150529.9161
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.053632.556
🥾 (not 👟)63.044436.549
ignorant (not knowledgeable)63.021832.829
real (not philosophical)62.869532.1349
gossiping (not confidential)62.834334.6449
doer (not thinker)62.870531.640
tardy (not on-time)62.733630.329
tautology (not oxymoron)62.79725.413
radical (not centrist)62.645836.816
earth (not air)62.469734.423
pack rat (not minimalist)62.334833.561
careful (not brave)62.227028.9414
blacksmith (not tailor)62.136030.431
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.171324.030
neurotypical (not autistic)62.0100629.5372
thrifty (not extravagant)61.950229.216
long-winded (not concise)61.936428.318
picky (not always down)61.957830.121
slacker (not workaholic)61.623930.3215
cryptic (not straightforward)61.519331.7400
🧐 (not 😎)61.547233.167
assertive (not passive)61.494229.7390
straight (not queer)61.0109129.4182
resourceful (not helpless)60.8115931.0243
roundabout (not direct)60.720632.1375
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.741031.5378
proactive (not reactive)60.728733.218
distant (not touchy-feely)60.363031.519
hoarder (not unprepared)60.170629.2363
conventional (not creative)60.048329.5427
animalistic (not human)60.027431.3426
ironic (not profound)59.951830.732
Pepsi (not Coke)59.721538.035
dorky (not cool)59.651528.433
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.538742.443
literal (not metaphorical)59.476531.5410
loud (not quiet)59.368330.4412
modern (not historical)59.368630.7332
🦇 (not 🐿)59.247434.150
hunter (not gatherer)59.269333.127
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.193434.1407
hurried (not leisurely)59.165230.8442
wavering (not resolute)59.020834.754
expressive (not stoic)58.974729.2405
dunce (not genius)58.829826.5429
unorthodox (not traditional)58.770234.6244
concrete (not abstract)58.772430.656
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.630932.317
fast (not slow)58.498425.2387
bold (not serious)58.467030.5417
goof-off (not studious)58.441527.560
thin (not thick)58.275427.9337
loose (not tight)58.137334.031
urban (not rural)58.096433.083
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)57.997430.545
basic (not hipster)57.880733.5393
stuttering (not rhythmic)57.827628.723
bored (not interested)57.721536.236
hypochondriac (not stoic)57.642737.111
dispassionate (not romantic)57.431835.521
lazy (not diligent)57.315029.4396
nerd (not jock)57.280032.4387
rock (not rap)57.2126934.924
anarchist (not statist)57.155836.085
zany (not regular)57.177031.259
disorganized (not self-disciplined)56.836430.3389
analysis (not common sense)56.872531.522
🤫 (not 🤔)56.734736.058
serious (not playful)56.686230.6429
remote (not involved)56.619131.7408
private (not gregarious)56.586431.0388
ambitious (not realistic)56.585038.631
quitter (not persistent)56.34236.352
geriatric (not vibrant)56.329828.129
exaggerating (not factual)56.367634.036
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)56.2101033.452
🤐 (not 😜)56.169433.338
builder (not explorer)56.063929.8400
English (not German)55.8132536.726
go-getter (not slugabed)55.7130630.345
alert (not oblivious)55.596631.944
vintage (not trendy)55.4103428.627
dog person (not cat person)55.468436.614
armoured (not vulnerable)55.390433.6430
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.230533.7304
codependent (not independent)55.247538.0435
old (not young)54.955620.2435
sensitive (not thick-skinned)54.961532.2471
noob (not pro)54.931833.948
high IQ (not low IQ)54.7125626.8484
sexual (not asexual)54.6101336.332
scheduled (not spontaneous)54.585533.7410
Italian (not Swedish)54.574330.824
rigid (not flexible)54.480932.5372
ADHD (not OCD)54.348034.127
deep (not epic)54.361022.326
coordinated (not clumsy)54.2102330.7413
factual (not poetic)54.184227.829
realistic (not fantastical)53.884636.532
rational (not whimsical)53.790332.4405
incompetent (not competent)53.727530.7431
linear (not circular)53.770536.126
monotone (not expressive)53.648430.421
political (not nonpolitical)53.586336.3376
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.464835.7355
🤖 (not 👻)53.465833.755
💪 (not 🧠)53.445333.463
simple (not complicated)53.340134.2400
believable (not poorly-written)53.3146633.226
classical (not avant-garde)53.285430.2218
triggered (not trolling)53.2104439.925
submissive (not dominant)53.148532.3412
extrovert (not introvert)53.189232.7357
indiscreet (not tactful)53.144733.146
slothful (not active)52.820929.8411
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.878036.2329
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.777237.8381
exuberant (not subdued)52.793130.326
humorless (not funny)52.658529.3385
pop (not indie)52.648735.316
💃 (not 🧕)52.5101033.170
resistant (not resigned)52.2129136.3388
precise (not vague)52.1108229.5337
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.165133.576
intimate (not formal)52.175628.371
sugarcoated (not frank)51.931933.524
lenient (not strict)51.867332.3380
often crying (not never cries)51.866031.324
intellectual (not physical)51.7100332.4404
irrelevant (not important)51.723031.895
mainstream (not arcane)51.662534.5419
predictable (not quirky)51.673532.518
bossy (not meek)51.3111931.2363
bookish (not sporty)51.396829.7374
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.272432.9330
overprepared (not efficient)51.033330.030
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.988732.9453
privileged (not oppressed)50.8107436.630
purple (not orange)50.481532.2325

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 (0.833)
  2. Sid Phillips (0.825)
  3. Brad Bellick (0.777)
  4. Shane Walsh (0.769)
  5. Merle Dixon (0.767)
  6. Jeremy Armitage (0.763)
  7. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (0.758)
  8. John Murphy (0.756)
  9. Gollum (0.754)
  10. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.754)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.754)
  2. Maid Marian (-0.738)
  3. Eliza Hamilton (-0.732)
  4. Esme Cullen (-0.728)
  5. Francis Mulcahy (-0.716)
  6. Mamá Coco (-0.715)
  7. Georgiana Darcy (-0.706)
  8. Melanie Hamilton (-0.705)
  9. Chien-Po (-0.703)
  10. Marmee March (-0.696)

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: ENTP (r = 0.11)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.02)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.01)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.01)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.18)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.25)
  7. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.27)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.29)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.3)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.3)
  11. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.32)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.34)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.35)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.38)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.4)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.4)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.43)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.55)
  19. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.55)
  20. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.56)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.57)
  22. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.58)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.62)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.63)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.69)


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