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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)92.8918.2389
selfish (not altruistic)90.96319.5459
mischievous (not well behaved)89.810816.6389
bitter (not sweet)89.65215.4415
entitled (not grateful)89.29112.636
backdoor (not official)89.12313.6438
punchable (not loveable)88.85819.439
cunning (not honorable)88.15118.0419
vengeful (not forgiving)87.811515.4414
debased (not pure)87.56515.9408
cocky (not timid)87.519718.320
jaded (not innocent)87.310312.719
jealous (not compersive)87.03519.6401
disreputable (not prestigious)86.92020.0395
arrogant (not humble)86.817317.9383
suspicious (not trusting)86.611318.5440
villainous (not heroic)86.66120.6389
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.02719.5403
poisonous (not nurturing)85.910921.9203
two-faced (not one-faced)85.96925.633
skeptical (not spiritual)85.88519.1396
haunted (not blissful)85.89115.139
😈 (not 😇)85.612119.866
quarrelsome (not warm)85.413716.7397
cruel (not kind)85.08420.6405
experimental (not reliable)84.86416.137
cannibal (not vegan)84.78019.036
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.38722.627
psychopath (not empath)84.112418.936
outlaw (not sheriff)84.015921.5432
💩 (not 🌟)84.05522.365
sarcastic (not genuine)83.98618.4395
scandalous (not proper)83.814620.0415
moody (not stable)83.520718.5376
🐀 (not 🐘)83.23320.987
demonic (not angelic)83.111619.8408
paranoid (not naive)82.85215.624
money-focused (not love-focused)82.811624.813
🙃 (not 🥰)82.47324.877
genocidal (not not genocidal)82.46123.818
creepy (not disarming)82.33921.2217
vain (not demure)82.113921.1410
mad (not glad)82.012721.766
flirtatious (not prudish)82.019118.88
edgy (not politically correct)81.814720.9420
cold (not warm)81.814821.6373
receiving (not giving)81.813020.629
lustful (not chaste)81.614722.6352
biased (not impartial)81.613922.7403
feisty (not gracious)81.624216.9445
💔 (not 💝)81.67722.681
rude (not respectful)81.512220.0387
perverted (not clean)81.59419.827
individualist (not communal)81.317027.9249
night owl (not morning lark)81.219716.9348
cringeworthy (not inspiring)81.09321.4225
unfaithful (not devoted)81.03529.926
repulsive (not attractive)80.95419.6423
sexist (not feminist)80.811718.870
gloomy (not sunny)80.615819.331
judgemental (not accepting)80.521523.6387
impatient (not patient)80.427223.1223
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.46623.649
sad (not happy)80.412919.2422
competitive (not cooperative)80.337726.0383
crafty (not scholarly)80.315919.8472
guarded (not open)80.236920.7399
trash (not treasure)80.26025.884
traumatized (not flourishing)80.217820.341
indulgent (not sober)80.118625.3389
rebellious (not obedient)80.136326.3394
winter (not summer)80.014420.921
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)79.918524.062
secretive (not open-book)79.928821.528
lewd (not tasteful)79.87320.2373
first-mate (not captain)79.819022.2425
worldly (not innocent)79.735519.9439
ferocious (not pacifist)79.630522.8429
suspicious (not awkward)79.521924.0434
hypocritical (not equitable)79.412024.8248
stinky (not fresh)79.36125.093
off-key (not musical)79.16616.334
desperate (not high standards)79.17128.834
lost (not enlightened)78.89921.437
stubborn (not accommodating)78.647129.239
child free (not pronatalist)78.616527.9312
extreme (not moderate)78.539324.7375
authoritarian (not democratic)78.419626.2398
🐷 (not 🐮)78.45427.896
high-tech (not low-tech)78.419325.2421
salacious (not wholesome)78.318826.661
angry (not good-humored)78.212524.1418
foolish (not wise)78.012622.1388
insulting (not complimentary)78.020520.9265
heathen (not devout)77.99525.9375
drop out (not valedictorian)77.713127.769
apprentice (not master)77.79024.2218
everyman (not chosen one)77.36928.427
depressed (not bright)77.210121.0388
💀 (not 🎃)77.118424.531
gendered (not androgynous)76.871426.3196
miserable (not joyful)76.723819.152
🐴 (not 🦄)76.619330.743
beta (not alpha)76.316426.4389
sorrowful (not cheery)76.024321.8394
soulless (not soulful)76.013927.0227
deviant (not average)75.932525.7394
intense (not lighthearted)75.847426.125
puny (not mighty)75.86421.3396
short (not tall)75.816018.3380
poor (not rich)75.815322.6404
bold (not shy)75.785822.9413
fearmongering (not reassuring)75.719532.516
masculine (not feminine)75.653422.6405
anxious (not calm)75.629022.8411
technophile (not luddite)75.315029.0377
pensive (not serene)75.322124.635
weakass (not badass)75.29219.033
hedonist (not monastic)75.211129.159
twitchy (not still)75.228525.142
antagonist (not protagonist)75.113326.125
ugly (not beautiful)74.95623.9254
opinionated (not neutral)74.980924.230
tense (not relaxed)74.959625.3395
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.836130.736
scrub (not legit)74.86325.584
close-minded (not open-minded)74.715926.4417
stingy (not generous)74.621522.142
cheesy (not chic)74.521424.122
crazy (not sane)74.428925.755
bad boy (not white knight)74.025029.316
atheist (not theist)73.931029.2221
industrial (not domestic)73.813529.1216
street-smart (not sheltered)73.649125.0401
🧢 (not 🎩)73.428330.453
deranged (not reasonable)73.424425.864
chaotic (not orderly)73.235127.8381
cynical (not gullible)73.243627.017
muddy (not washed)73.214323.425
unfixable (not fixable)73.115828.533
unpolished (not eloquent)73.018924.6444
juvenile (not mature)73.025924.8250
work-first (not family-first)72.937229.1395
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.947527.321
🥴 (not 🥳)72.918626.260
barbaric (not civilized)72.815424.7435
wild (not tame)72.451326.7412
😭 (not 😀)72.317028.548
obsessed (not aloof)72.236328.9405
🤣 (not 😊)72.216523.850
variable (not consistent)72.010628.724
jealous (not opinionated)72.05633.021
fire (not water)71.948830.726
plastic (not wooden)71.97726.627
ranged (not melee)71.69331.629
practical (not imaginative)71.546628.0386
unlucky (not fortunate)71.326325.0374
lowbrow (not highbrow)71.39626.7363
envious (not prideful)71.32434.035
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.356027.8386
rugged (not refined)71.232424.4384
gamer (not non-gamer)71.219229.831
princess (not queen)71.016819.621
libertarian (not socialist)70.813733.0375
lavish (not frugal)70.432830.4354
shallow (not deep)70.418928.375
🥶 (not 🥵)70.216727.330
fighter (not lover)70.133128.837
nihilist (not existentialist)70.06132.2219
whippersnapper (not sage)69.918229.316
rough (not smooth)69.731125.6383
messy (not neat)69.730925.2354
offended (not chill)69.741733.823
demanding (not unchallenging)69.688033.635
transient (not permanent)69.511328.2190
impulsive (not cautious)69.444830.6387
flamboyant (not modest)69.240726.8360
chatty (not reserved)69.247727.0412
freak (not normie)69.239924.933
driven (not unambitious)69.0115629.5409
uninspiring (not charismatic)69.07228.7459
flimsy (not sturdy)68.916527.928
hard (not soft)68.849129.2397
monochrome (not multicolored)68.831031.1216
playful (not shy)68.673922.7362
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.455834.8342
🐒 (not 🐩)68.428127.947
contrarian (not yes-man)68.446328.621
hard (not soft)68.450130.1231
Russian (not French)68.216431.228
weird (not normal)68.053827.3404
bad-cook (not good-cook)67.933027.623
kinky (not vanilla)67.840528.1369
punk rock (not preppy)67.838031.236
freelance (not corporate)67.760134.835
🏀 (not 🎨)67.735027.235
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.640632.0371
awkward (not charming)67.624425.4403
outsider (not insider)67.535631.6386
charming (not trusting)67.442721.6382
chortling (not giggling)67.352926.538
interrupting (not attentive)67.240125.025
tardy (not on-time)67.227626.931
ludicrous (not sensible)67.131627.2385
uncreative (not open to new experinces)67.115431.5412
mundane (not extraordinary)67.014527.9407
decisive (not hesitant)66.977429.6417
specialist (not generalist)66.942129.2225
🐐 (not 🦒)66.939331.784
racist (not egalitarian)66.812628.646
😬 (not 😏)66.624634.838
mathematical (not literary)66.424628.5346
doer (not thinker)66.162130.040
realist (not idealist)66.043233.1223
sickly (not healthy)65.918526.8396
western (not eastern)65.947931.177
scientific (not artistic)65.754927.0391
subjective (not objective)65.719131.3214
folksy (not presidential)65.738327.727
apathetic (not curious)65.610030.5345
frenzied (not sleepy)65.597229.737
rustic (not cultured)65.426026.321
empirical (not theoretical)65.427930.6368
spicy (not mild)65.469827.9441
🤑 (not 🤠)65.436932.951
enslaved (not emancipated)65.312832.1345
reclusive (not social)65.339928.5101
underachiever (not overachiever)65.213735.127
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)65.131328.838
motivated (not unmotivated)65.1128727.226
🤡 (not 👽)65.125332.348
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.024234.133
pretentious (not unassuming)64.956029.154
📉 (not 📈)64.912035.054
macho (not metrosexual)64.931630.841
radical (not centrist)64.941335.318
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.833228.887
not introspective (not introspective)64.718131.683
conservative (not liberal)64.727936.655
dramatic (not no-nonsense)64.653932.6213
utilitarian (not decorative)64.663129.7250
ignorant (not knowledgeable)64.620933.029
dry (not moist)64.636832.031
instinctual (not reasoned)64.456930.2403
methodical (not astonishing)64.460627.5358
slovenly (not stylish)64.428227.2370
goth (not flower child)64.430326.117
tiresome (not interesting)63.715029.1406
scruffy (not manicured)63.640630.2449
pointed (not random)63.697130.434
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.570227.025
businesslike (not chivalrous)63.550333.433
insecure (not confident)63.424732.3426
unpatriotic (not patriotic)63.412735.560
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.457232.061
Roman (not Greek)63.427727.327
plays hard (not works hard)63.332828.5387
exhibitionist (not bashful)63.366831.025
repetitive (not varied)63.251029.7162
🛌 (not 🧗)63.228332.290
emotional (not logical)63.158731.4418
real (not philosophical)63.071932.0334
gossiping (not confidential)62.834934.8434
🥾 (not 👟)62.847036.250
ironic (not profound)62.841329.640
machiavellian (not transparent)62.848737.713
careful (not brave)62.626928.7401
picky (not always down)62.358432.417
neurotypical (not autistic)62.2104229.5357
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.223229.727
perceptive (not unobservant)61.8119229.525
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.835540.448
cryptic (not straightforward)61.720431.4383
dispassionate (not romantic)61.725434.025
assertive (not passive)61.699029.5379
🧐 (not 😎)61.649433.568
slacker (not workaholic)61.524630.4204
straight (not queer)61.4111630.2179
🤺 (not 🏌)61.496632.857
dramatic (not comedic)61.490032.841
distant (not touchy-feely)61.364729.124
dorky (not cool)61.250629.035
analysis (not common sense)61.060831.322
animalistic (not human)60.826331.0408
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.842531.7368
proactive (not reactive)60.829334.721
bored (not interested)60.715634.637
resourceful (not helpless)60.6122131.4242
wavering (not resolute)60.418734.656
Pepsi (not Coke)60.421537.534
blacksmith (not tailor)60.340630.831
rock (not rap)60.2127434.329
unemotional (not emotional)60.127237.120
thrifty (not extravagant)60.060033.722
conventional (not creative)59.950729.8413
roundabout (not direct)59.922232.1362
hoarder (not unprepared)59.975229.2351
literal (not metaphorical)59.877231.7392
modern (not historical)59.870530.5329
hard-work (not natural-talent)59.883525.529
unorthodox (not traditional)59.372434.3238
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.295834.0397
expressive (not stoic)59.177729.0394
dunce (not genius)59.130026.7407
loud (not quiet)59.171630.4403
hunter (not gatherer)59.173632.931
pack rat (not minimalist)58.945634.562
hurried (not leisurely)58.770730.8428
goof-off (not studious)58.742527.762
🦇 (not 🐿)58.751634.052
anarchist (not statist)58.655135.786
exaggerating (not factual)58.665933.636
long-winded (not concise)58.648229.420
bold (not serious)58.471530.5401
thin (not thick)58.479927.7327
ambitious (not realistic)58.384238.832
fast (not slow)58.1104925.3377
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.1103830.948
earth (not air)58.088833.429
lazy (not diligent)57.714729.3384
basic (not hipster)57.784333.4377
Italian (not Swedish)57.767731.524
factual (not poetic)57.477625.733
🤫 (not 🤔)57.335935.860
disorganized (not self-disciplined)56.939030.3378
zany (not regular)56.981031.262
geriatric (not vibrant)56.930227.732
remote (not involved)56.819931.7392
urban (not rural)56.8104933.580
nerd (not jock)56.786332.3379
concrete (not abstract)56.683731.358
private (not gregarious)56.592131.2373
claustrophobic (not spelunker)56.537230.922
loose (not tight)56.242234.231
dog person (not cat person)56.169935.614
alert (not oblivious)56.0100432.046
serious (not playful)55.891830.3412
codependent (not independent)55.847737.8421
hypochondriac (not stoic)55.848036.016
builder (not explorer)55.765530.1384
noob (not pro)55.732033.750
🤖 (not 👻)55.661331.958
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.428933.8295
sensitive (not thick-skinned)55.464731.9457
quitter (not persistent)55.35135.853
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.2109234.048
high IQ (not low IQ)55.0133526.9471
exuberant (not subdued)55.089531.626
rigid (not flexible)54.982932.4357
old (not young)54.857819.9424
realistic (not fantastical)54.888437.732
armoured (not vulnerable)54.696833.5410
tautology (not oxymoron)54.533829.011
rational (not whimsical)54.493032.5389
scheduled (not spontaneous)54.189433.7387
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.167335.4339
coordinated (not clumsy)54.1107330.4391
indiscreet (not tactful)53.945132.249
political (not nonpolitical)53.888536.3360
often crying (not never cries)53.864632.728
incompetent (not competent)53.728730.8412
indie (not pop)53.6103234.619
sexual (not asexual)53.4112836.931
sugarcoated (not frank)53.429635.225
deep (not epic)53.370920.524
submissive (not dominant)53.251232.4398
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.280836.5317
go-getter (not slugabed)53.2143931.446
extrovert (not introvert)53.093332.6345
slothful (not active)52.922329.7398
classical (not avant-garde)52.991830.0210
💪 (not 🧠)52.747933.668
🤐 (not 😜)52.782633.140
efficient (not overprepared)52.7126027.938
simple (not complicated)52.642534.1381
resistant (not resigned)52.5137536.2382
predictable (not quirky)52.573432.720
humorless (not funny)52.463129.4377
precise (not vague)52.4115729.6319
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.385637.7362
irrelevant (not important)52.322432.996
intimate (not formal)52.381727.370
triggered (not trolling)52.3116038.931
ADHD (not OCD)52.356533.927
vintage (not trendy)52.2120327.426
mainstream (not arcane)52.163334.4404
lenient (not strict)51.872132.2360
bossy (not meek)51.8118530.9349
💃 (not 🧕)51.8110733.768
English (not German)51.8150136.731
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.675033.0318
overspender (not penny-pincher)51.670732.678
privileged (not oppressed)51.6112535.632
intellectual (not physical)51.5108532.4396
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.293032.9437
poorly-written (not believable)51.18333.329
purple (not orange)50.186432.0315
bookish (not sporty)50.9104729.7365
expressive (not monotone)50.2108132.126
circular (not linear)50.481935.630

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 (0.843)
  2. Sid Phillips (0.831)
  3. Jeremy Armitage (0.794)
  4. Brad Bellick (0.781)
  5. Shane Walsh (0.772)
  6. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.771)
  7. Merle Dixon (0.769)
  8. Arturo Roman (0.765)
  9. Peter Wiggin (0.764)
  10. Gollum (0.762)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.765)
  2. Maid Marian (-0.744)
  3. Esme Cullen (-0.741)
  4. Eliza Hamilton (-0.736)
  5. Mamá Coco (-0.728)
  6. Francis Mulcahy (-0.727)
  7. Melanie Hamilton (-0.715)
  8. Georgiana Darcy (-0.713)
  9. Marmee March (-0.706)
  10. Chien-Po (-0.705)

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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