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Cypher Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 2,000 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)92.81218.2391
selfish (not altruistic)90.87119.5461
jaded (not innocent)90.74511.732
mischievous (not well behaved)89.812516.6390
bitter (not sweet)89.65815.4417
entitled (not grateful)89.59612.341
backdoor (not official)89.12013.5439
cunning (not honorable)87.86218.5422
vengeful (not forgiving)87.813515.4418
punchable (not loveable)87.68320.941
debased (not pure)87.57315.8413
jealous (not compersive)87.04819.6401
disreputable (not prestigious)86.91719.9398
arrogant (not humble)86.919217.9386
villainous (not heroic)86.77020.5391
suspicious (not trusting)86.612718.5442
two-faced (not one-faced)86.28324.538
haunted (not blissful)86.110815.140
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.03619.6410
poisonous (not nurturing)85.912021.8204
skeptical (not spiritual)85.810119.1397
😈 (not 😇)85.813319.767
cocky (not timid)85.827917.227
experimental (not reliable)85.66015.840
quarrelsome (not warm)85.314816.8400
cruel (not kind)85.09220.5407
cannibal (not vegan)84.98418.939
💩 (not 🌟)84.26222.266
outlaw (not sheriff)84.118621.5436
sarcastic (not genuine)83.99918.4399
scandalous (not proper)83.716519.9419
moody (not stable)83.423918.5380
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.311622.331
psychopath (not empath)83.314720.138
side character (not main character)83.314222.038
demonic (not angelic)83.113619.8411
🙃 (not 🥰)82.98124.580
mad (not glad)82.814121.371
creepy (not disarming)82.54521.1220
receiving (not giving)82.511919.437
💔 (not 💝)82.38322.385
🐀 (not 🐘)82.24222.390
perverted (not clean)82.29119.429
vain (not demure)82.114121.0411
traumatized (not flourishing)82.017419.254
everyman (not chosen one)82.03924.243
cold (not warm)81.716821.6375
rude (not respectful)81.613520.0388
lustful (not chaste)81.615922.5356
biased (not impartial)81.615622.7407
feisty (not gracious)81.626616.9446
edgy (not politically correct)81.616920.9424
genocidal (not not genocidal)81.58126.127
paranoid (not naive)81.47919.234
unfaithful (not devoted)81.33129.630
night owl (not morning lark)81.223516.9351
gloomy (not sunny)81.218319.135
secretive (not open-book)81.130921.230
cringeworthy (not inspiring)81.010021.4227
repulsive (not attractive)80.96119.6424
individualist (not communal)80.922128.2251
judgemental (not accepting)80.625123.6390
impatient (not patient)80.531123.1224
sexist (not feminist)80.413219.374
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.47723.649
sad (not happy)80.415919.2423
trash (not treasure)80.46625.887
guarded (not open)80.345320.7401
rebellious (not obedient)80.242226.3395
desperate (not high standards)80.27127.738
competitive (not cooperative)80.242326.2385
indulgent (not sober)80.120425.3392
crafty (not scholarly)79.919420.5477
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)79.921824.062
lewd (not tasteful)79.87520.1376
first-mate (not captain)79.723022.2427
off-key (not musical)79.77016.435
stinky (not fresh)79.76824.995
lost (not enlightened)79.710020.940
ferocious (not pacifist)79.634822.8430
worldly (not innocent)79.640019.8443
suspicious (not awkward)79.624224.0438
hypocritical (not equitable)79.414024.8248
child free (not pronatalist)78.619327.8314
high-tech (not low-tech)78.523125.2423
authoritarian (not democratic)78.421426.1401
drop out (not valedictorian)78.414227.273
extreme (not moderate)78.346224.9376
angry (not good-humored)78.214524.1420
insulting (not complimentary)78.123020.8268
foolish (not wise)77.913722.2391
heathen (not devout)77.810126.0381
antagonist (not protagonist)77.813026.533
🐴 (not 🦄)77.621830.445
stubborn (not accommodating)77.658429.141
salacious (not wholesome)77.621426.565
🐷 (not 🐮)77.67028.199
apprentice (not master)77.511524.4219
cheesy (not chic)77.517423.426
depressed (not bright)77.213221.0389
bad boy (not white knight)77.222129.226
gendered (not androgynous)77.179726.2200
money-focused (not love-focused)76.619933.723
beta (not alpha)76.419426.3393
short (not tall)76.318718.3423
miserable (not joyful)76.328920.257
sorrowful (not cheery)76.029821.8395
soulless (not soulful)76.015427.0230
pensive (not serene)76.022923.539
poor (not rich)75.919422.6407
deviant (not average)75.937425.8400
puny (not mighty)75.86721.3397
fearmongering (not reassuring)75.722430.523
masculine (not feminine)75.662822.6408
bold (not shy)75.6100122.9417
anxious (not calm)75.632822.8414
💀 (not 🎃)75.625428.744
winter (not summer)75.425725.130
twitchy (not still)75.432424.544
technophile (not luddite)75.317829.0377
weakass (not badass)75.210419.033
scrub (not legit)75.16725.585
ugly (not beautiful)75.05923.9256
tense (not relaxed)74.970225.3395
intense (not lighthearted)74.859225.431
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.840630.237
close-minded (not open-minded)74.818626.3420
hedonist (not monastic)74.613629.562
stingy (not generous)74.523921.943
crazy (not sane)74.133725.960
atheist (not theist)74.036929.2222
opinionated (not neutral)74.097525.333
deranged (not reasonable)73.827525.566
industrial (not domestic)73.815429.0218
muddy (not washed)73.715822.429
envious (not prideful)73.62133.039
street-smart (not sheltered)73.656425.0402
🥴 (not 🥳)73.521026.062
🧢 (not 🎩)73.434030.453
offended (not chill)73.337731.329
fire (not water)73.352430.028
unpolished (not eloquent)73.221124.6447
juvenile (not mature)73.228624.7254
chaotic (not orderly)73.141027.9385
variable (not consistent)73.19727.926
work-first (not family-first)72.943029.1395
gamer (not non-gamer)72.919328.935
barbaric (not civilized)72.817324.7437
cynical (not gullible)72.753231.326
😭 (not 😀)72.518928.249
obsessed (not aloof)72.442828.8410
wild (not tame)72.460626.7412
🤣 (not 😊)72.218923.850
whippersnapper (not sage)72.115428.325
plastic (not wooden)72.17726.529
unlucky (not fortunate)71.630524.9379
practical (not imaginative)71.654928.0388
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.561029.423
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.362927.8386
rugged (not refined)71.238024.5388
lowbrow (not highbrow)71.211626.8365
princess (not queen)71.217022.330
shallow (not deep)71.119128.078
libertarian (not socialist)70.913633.0378
unfixable (not fixable)70.821428.436
lavish (not frugal)70.536430.4356
🥶 (not 🥵)70.417826.931
demanding (not unchallenging)70.297533.339
freak (not normie)70.143824.635
machiavellian (not transparent)70.138333.925
rough (not smooth)69.936025.6387
flimsy (not sturdy)69.916027.230
jealous (not opinionated)69.98333.425
messy (not neat)69.735325.2358
nihilist (not existentialist)69.77332.3220
transient (not permanent)69.512628.0192
fighter (not lover)69.441829.139
impulsive (not cautious)69.452430.6387
flamboyant (not modest)69.346326.7364
contrarian (not yes-man)69.351430.533
chatty (not reserved)69.254627.1416
🏀 (not 🎨)69.140627.137
driven (not unambitious)69.0135929.4411
uninspiring (not charismatic)69.08128.7464
goth (not flower child)69.027924.325
monochrome (not multicolored)68.936231.1217
🐒 (not 🐩)68.930827.449
interrupting (not attentive)68.940424.927
hard (not soft)68.856929.1401
playful (not shy)68.785622.6365
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.564334.7344
hard (not soft)68.557729.9237
flirtatious (not prudish)68.355727.919
chortling (not giggling)68.256126.044
punk rock (not preppy)68.243730.538
weird (not normal)68.062327.3411
kinky (not vanilla)68.045928.1371
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.945832.0374
outsider (not insider)67.540831.7390
awkward (not charming)67.428225.6407
charming (not trusting)67.349221.6385
ludicrous (not sensible)67.235027.1388
Russian (not French)67.220432.935
racist (not egalitarian)67.114228.649
uncreative (not open to new experinces)67.117831.6414
decisive (not hesitant)67.088929.5420
specialist (not generalist)67.050829.2226
mundane (not extraordinary)66.916827.9409
🐐 (not 🦒)66.550732.287
mathematical (not literary)66.328228.7348
picky (not always down)66.155132.526
sickly (not healthy)66.021226.8397
scientific (not artistic)65.964126.9395
realist (not idealist)65.949233.3226
freelance (not corporate)65.975236.036
western (not eastern)65.961830.978
🤡 (not 👽)65.828732.349
stuttering (not rhythmic)65.718327.934
folksy (not presidential)65.745628.229
motivated (not unmotivated)65.6152625.929
subjective (not objective)65.624431.3216
pretentious (not unassuming)65.661029.660
😬 (not 😏)65.530834.441
📉 (not 📈)65.512435.057
apathetic (not curious)65.412330.6346
empirical (not theoretical)65.431630.6368
spicy (not mild)65.380628.0442
frenzied (not sleepy)65.3112529.039
not introspective (not introspective)65.220031.784
🤑 (not 🤠)65.241633.155
ranged (not melee)65.231233.336
underachiever (not overachiever)65.215835.127
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)65.137328.838
enslaved (not emancipated)65.015332.2349
dramatic (not no-nonsense)64.861732.5215
reclusive (not social)64.749328.3107
macho (not metrosexual)64.736230.148
slovenly (not stylish)64.632427.2376
doer (not thinker)64.678631.341
utilitarian (not decorative)64.574729.8251
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.540829.290
instinctual (not reasoned)64.467130.2403
conservative (not liberal)64.432536.857
methodical (not astonishing)64.472227.5358
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)64.433540.254
unpatriotic (not patriotic)64.215035.262
perceptive (not unobservant)64.2133627.738
exhibitionist (not bashful)64.273930.933
tiresome (not interesting)63.717029.1406
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.768031.862
insecure (not confident)63.628832.4431
scruffy (not manicured)63.648430.2449
pointed (not random)63.6113330.434
ironic (not profound)63.544528.743
ignorant (not knowledgeable)63.424932.534
plays hard (not works hard)63.337028.5388
dry (not moist)63.346932.432
repetitive (not varied)63.258029.7164
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.251229.626
emotional (not logical)63.169831.5420
real (not philosophical)63.183332.0335
gossiping (not confidential)63.139434.8438
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.183328.129
businesslike (not chivalrous)63.158934.235
tardy (not on-time)63.040029.134
bored (not interested)62.913534.041
🥾 (not 👟)62.857336.250
🛌 (not 🧗)62.733232.391
rock (not rap)62.6142534.038
careful (not brave)62.432428.8402
Roman (not Greek)62.436129.339
dramatic (not comedic)62.3103332.942
neurotypical (not autistic)62.2116329.5361
hypochondriac (not stoic)61.735032.326
straight (not queer)61.6123630.2180
slacker (not workaholic)61.628330.4205
🧐 (not 😎)61.655733.568
cryptic (not straightforward)61.523331.4386
assertive (not passive)61.5116329.6381
wavering (not resolute)61.518834.658
dispassionate (not romantic)61.130933.329
Pepsi (not Coke)61.124237.235
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.947831.7374
animalistic (not human)60.829931.0411
factual (not poetic)60.877126.038
rustic (not cultured)60.842129.828
🤺 (not 🏌)60.7117732.958
dorky (not cool)60.659128.838
resourceful (not helpless)60.5144331.4245
hard-work (not natural-talent)60.493525.330
distant (not touchy-feely)60.379829.833
🦇 (not 🐿)60.156233.857
blacksmith (not tailor)60.149230.633
unorthodox (not traditional)60.084434.4243
conventional (not creative)59.959129.7417
modern (not historical)59.883430.5330
hoarder (not unprepared)59.789229.3354
roundabout (not direct)59.526332.3365
expressive (not stoic)59.491229.1397
literal (not metaphorical)59.493431.8395
pack rat (not minimalist)59.451234.164
long-winded (not concise)59.252231.626
loud (not quiet)59.183130.4404
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.1112434.1400
dunce (not genius)59.034926.7408
hurried (not leisurely)59.082930.8435
goof-off (not studious)58.850628.168
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.8120630.550
cat person (not dog person)58.770634.626
unemotional (not emotional)58.631936.126
bold (not serious)58.583430.4404
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.559436.939
zany (not regular)58.488530.966
thin (not thick)58.396027.7329
exaggerating (not factual)58.377333.338
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.138331.223
earth (not air)58.1103533.532
fast (not slow)58.0125525.2379
anarchist (not statist)57.867435.490
lazy (not diligent)57.716729.3384
basic (not hipster)57.696433.5379
🤫 (not 🤔)57.441735.662
geriatric (not vibrant)57.434927.433
ambitious (not realistic)57.4101138.334
realistic (not fantastical)57.097036.836
disorganized (not self-disciplined)56.845730.2381
remote (not involved)56.822731.7392
noob (not pro)56.834233.752
analysis (not common sense)56.888532.831
private (not gregarious)56.6110331.1374
nerd (not jock)56.5102532.3383
concrete (not abstract)56.599530.960
Italian (not Swedish)56.381732.130
radical (not centrist)56.386038.229
serious (not playful)56.1107730.4415
expressive (not monotone)56.1109632.438
codependent (not independent)55.955137.8425
builder (not explorer)55.875230.1387
urban (not rural)55.6127234.184
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.533933.6298
sensitive (not thick-skinned)55.575831.9460
hunter (not gatherer)55.596433.534
indie (not pop)55.2118534.526
quitter (not persistent)55.15936.455
proactive (not reactive)55.159734.929
often crying (not never cries)55.171031.834
rigid (not flexible)55.094832.4358
loose (not tight)55.053734.333
thrifty (not extravagant)55.090834.529
high IQ (not low IQ)54.9157726.9472
alert (not oblivious)54.9121932.549
old (not young)54.867019.9424
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)54.7128233.849
armoured (not vulnerable)54.6112933.5412
exuberant (not subdued)54.5106531.230
🤖 (not 👻)54.477432.060
rational (not whimsical)54.3109532.5393
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.179535.4340
scheduled (not spontaneous)53.9105433.8391
political (not nonpolitical)53.9104636.3364
coordinated (not clumsy)53.8127130.4398
incompetent (not competent)53.732430.8412
vintage (not trendy)53.7137227.028
submissive (not dominant)53.261032.5400
extrovert (not introvert)53.2106532.6349
💪 (not 🧠)53.254533.971
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.197736.4318
classical (not avant-garde)53.1105930.0212
slothful (not active)53.025029.8399
go-getter (not slugabed)53.0171231.648
indiscreet (not tactful)52.857332.750
English (not German)52.7173835.436
predictable (not quirky)52.784630.827
precise (not vague)52.6133029.6320
humorless (not funny)52.474429.3380
resistant (not resigned)52.4161236.2383
simple (not complicated)52.449134.1385
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.399337.7364
frank (not sugarcoated)52.3154237.230
irrelevant (not important)52.225533.5100
linear (not circular)52.294336.131
sexual (not asexual)52.2133436.933
mainstream (not arcane)52.172834.4408
efficient (not overprepared)52.0150927.440
bossy (not meek)51.9136731.0354
overspender (not penny-pincher)51.982532.579
trolling (not triggered)51.952439.435
lenient (not strict)51.886132.3363
💃 (not 🧕)51.8129033.768
🤐 (not 😜)51.8101434.043
privileged (not oppressed)51.6129235.632
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.588333.0320
oxymoron (not tautology)51.5128034.120
OCD (not ADHD)51.4123734.134
intellectual (not physical)51.3127732.5398
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.1107932.9439
believable (not poorly-written)51.1187632.632
epic (not deep)51.197922.727
purple (not orange)50.1102632.1317
bookish (not sporty)50.9122529.6367
intimate (not formal)50.3103228.074

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 (0.848)
  2. Sid Phillips (0.835)
  3. Jeremy Armitage (0.798)
  4. Brad Bellick (0.791)
  5. Buddy Pine (0.782)
  6. Arturo Roman (0.777)
  7. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.773)
  8. Peter Wiggin (0.772)
  9. Merle Dixon (0.771)
  10. Shane Walsh (0.77)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.762)
  2. Maid Marian (-0.747)
  3. Eliza Hamilton (-0.736)
  4. Esme Cullen (-0.734)
  5. Mamá Coco (-0.727)
  6. Francis Mulcahy (-0.722)
  7. Sam Obisanya (-0.718)
  8. Melanie Hamilton (-0.71)
  9. Georgiana Darcy (-0.705)
  10. Mary Margaret Blanchard (-0.703)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Cypher to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Cypher is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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