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The Oracle Personality Statistics

The Oracle 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
enlightened (not lost)93.129.119
perceptive (not unobservant)92.7478.224
confident (not insecure)92.31810.9438
master (not apprentice)92.03312.2255
high IQ (not low IQ)91.99413.2464
wise (not foolish)91.71014.1438
sage (not whippersnapper)90.4419.030
calm (not anxious)89.7615.1479
intellectual (not physical)89.36417.3401
🧠 (not 💪)88.75219.363
persistent (not quitter)88.324714.140
deep (not shallow)87.81617.477
metaphorical (not literal)87.3218.7476
mature (not juvenile)87.35617.1275
competent (not incompetent)86.717518.8437
spiritual (not skeptical)86.61219.5449
genius (not dunce)86.48015.2466
soulful (not soulless)86.410818.8250
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.22319.6479
wholesome (not salacious)86.03714.546
patient (not impatient)85.82319.3240
important (not irrelevant)85.716216.4103
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.613824.121
bookish (not sporty)85.514316.1427
warm (not quarrelsome)85.13116.6404
nurturing (not poisonous)85.17615.8200
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.011417.3514
prestigious (not disreputable)84.96218.3460
civilized (not barbaric)84.812517.4446
good-humored (not angry)84.86315.9392
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)84.82718.188
compersive (not jealous)84.6616.5348
cryptic (not straightforward)83.81121.0457
extraordinary (not mundane)83.711322.6455
interesting (not tiresome)83.77718.6411
egalitarian (not racist)83.621716.557
rhythmic (not stuttering)83.47915.418
old (not young)83.37817.2444
philosophical (not real)83.3421.8408
pro (not noob)83.120524.666
leisurely (not hurried)82.92518.0470
relaxed (not tense)82.52020.4441
playful (not shy)82.318215.1428
arcane (not mainstream)82.35721.5414
alert (not oblivious)82.314420.449
treasure (not trash)82.220720.669
mighty (not puny)82.215718.4408
warm (not cold)82.29420.0448
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.812827.1452
chill (not offended)81.63111.319
bold (not shy)81.538917.4479
legit (not scrub)81.515619.3104
coordinated (not clumsy)81.423420.6411
open-minded (not close-minded)81.45024.3506
decisive (not hesitant)81.319920.8456
charming (not awkward)81.112820.4433
resourceful (not helpless)81.032421.2265
vegan (not cannibal)81.04818.521
bright (not depressed)80.94020.7412
independent (not codependent)80.815326.4460
English (not German)80.811621.428
Italian (not Swedish)80.76015.521
diligent (not lazy)80.647519.9391
pure (not debased)80.38220.6430
kind (not cruel)80.325119.5424
🌟 (not 💩)80.321322.664
tasteful (not lewd)80.29819.8415
abstract (not concrete)80.13425.257
altruistic (not selfish)80.011819.9430
slow-talking (not fast-talking)80.02418.020
self-disciplined (not disorganized)79.931023.1425
eloquent (not unpolished)79.918623.3482
loveable (not punchable)79.813324.125
introspective (not not introspective)79.76920.981
worldly (not innocent)79.620924.4462
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.310121.0279
stable (not moody)79.32223.7394
romantic (not dispassionate)79.118213.027
feminine (not masculine)79.016017.3453
forgiving (not vengeful)79.09620.5434
angelic (not demonic)78.812121.4469
loyal (not traitorous)78.440522.5395
feminist (not sexist)78.424020.866
believable (not poorly-written)78.223917.825
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.023426.7414
street-smart (not sheltered)78.023724.4404
smooth (not rough)77.85621.7413
😇 (not 😈)77.512018.659
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.56321.520
Greek (not Roman)77.4623.222
creative (not conventional)77.114624.8413
heroic (not villainous)77.133319.1429
cooperative (not competitive)77.18723.6421
respectful (not rude)76.820722.0450
glad (not mad)76.57220.750
joyful (not miserable)76.36919.451
secretive (not open-book)76.323525.832
complicated (not simple)76.223528.7400
nerd (not jock)76.225822.7389
devout (not heathen)76.19426.0432
domestic (not industrial)76.16124.4254
valedictorian (not drop out)76.132326.543
sweet (not bitter)76.013621.1395
reasonable (not deranged)75.917822.450
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.926026.4440
musical (not off-key)75.75329.027
human (not animalistic)75.632126.0427
emancipated (not enslaved)75.618427.2420
🦄 (not 🐴)75.69425.942
🤠 (not 🤑)75.514418.835
alpha (not beta)75.330627.0412
sunny (not gloomy)75.113222.129
multicolored (not monochrome)75.09827.9268
conspiracist (not sheeple)74.919923.2386
🐘 (not 🐀)74.87127.079
poetic (not factual)74.86128.137
accepting (not judgemental)74.711026.5393
equitable (not hypocritical)74.711523.5272
focused on the future (not focused on the present)74.45327.9437
resolute (not wavering)74.424826.148
roundabout (not direct)74.22729.2457
existentialist (not nihilist)74.24827.9219
funny (not humorless)73.821221.6455
trolling (not triggered)73.85618.827
dominant (not submissive)73.738422.4437
complimentary (not insulting)73.515523.4252
cautious (not impulsive)73.415724.3419
pacifist (not ferocious)73.210426.1393
disarming (not creepy)73.027523.4210
vibrant (not geriatric)73.028631.028
tactful (not indiscreet)72.919927.749
rebellious (not obedient)72.531726.4387
confidential (not gossiping)72.534827.7486
😀 (not 😭)72.510724.054
thick (not thin)72.412716.4380
😊 (not 🤣)72.319628.136
👽 (not 🤡)72.212724.948
fortunate (not unlucky)72.010424.0386
metrosexual (not macho)71.820922.222
fresh (not stinky)71.734023.688
optimistic (not pessimistic)71.517624.1430
hoarder (not unprepared)71.215019.1377
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.122228.447
sensible (not ludicrous)71.127525.0380
frugal (not lavish)71.020123.6374
💝 (not 💔)71.014827.386
vague (not precise)70.96130.2387
chaste (not lustful)70.810325.1393
refined (not rugged)70.730523.9406
narcissistic (not low self esteem)70.530123.726
genuine (not sarcastic)70.322728.3451
gatherer (not hunter)70.321128.519
demure (not vain)70.214224.2416
communal (not individualist)70.07231.9260
historical (not modern)69.918924.4385
backdoor (not official)69.725329.1475
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.719920.876
cheery (not sorrowful)69.615423.5423
happy (not sad)69.611322.9425
weird (not normal)69.428824.8436
artistic (not scientific)69.318427.8394
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.319827.9392
humble (not arrogant)69.219426.9398
ranged (not melee)69.112030.116
curious (not apathetic)68.834327.6436
lighthearted (not intense)68.810224.834
tailor (not blacksmith)68.834932.622
healthy (not sickly)68.745825.6408
proper (not scandalous)68.525427.7385
liberal (not conservative)68.429127.144
efficient (not overprepared)68.330924.531
studious (not goof-off)68.247830.934
🐿 (not 🦇)68.224129.947
😏 (not 😬)68.222329.638
beautiful (not ugly)67.955927.4262
freelance (not corporate)67.732231.923
zany (not regular)67.430322.738
driven (not unambitious)67.070729.4393
👻 (not 🤖)67.018229.838
extrovert (not introvert)66.833328.9431
theist (not atheist)66.813931.5239
short (not tall)66.720621.0405
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.727227.923
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.527030.8471
flourishing (not traumatized)66.49427.118
low-tech (not high-tech)66.327631.4424
specialist (not generalist)66.228731.9248
deviant (not average)65.837627.4361
sturdy (not flimsy)65.846930.619
attractive (not repulsive)65.655223.0404
unorthodox (not traditional)65.632832.8275
impartial (not biased)65.33631.2406
trusting (not suspicious)65.219629.3396
captain (not first-mate)65.132734.4442
circular (not linear)65.115334.121
highbrow (not lowbrow)65.036027.8372
theoretical (not empirical)64.93632.3431
literary (not mathematical)64.929630.9441
🎩 (not 🧢)64.935931.540
cool (not dorky)64.834830.639
bossy (not meek)64.553925.1424
chatty (not reserved)64.432928.3421
go-getter (not slugabed)64.365026.544
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.329727.654
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.143734.6421
quiet (not loud)64.029727.2394
workaholic (not slacker)63.763825.0228
spicy (not mild)63.445027.6439
gendered (not androgynous)63.476634.2219
builder (not explorer)63.327532.0511
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)63.342726.715
expressive (not stoic)63.236830.7426
pronatalist (not child free)63.215630.4328
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.128827.754
minimalist (not pack rat)63.028130.340
loose (not tight)62.918030.834
📈 (not 📉)62.839931.254
hipster (not basic)62.615128.9373
intimate (not formal)62.527128.694
manicured (not scruffy)62.453426.8465
democratic (not authoritarian)62.035532.2386
🐮 (not 🐷)61.927330.064
luddite (not technophile)61.829531.9371
moist (not dry)61.623030.226
aloof (not obsessed)61.56027.2382
sober (not indulgent)61.529330.2419
suspicious (not awkward)61.552123.7428
soft (not hard)61.529227.2430
honorable (not cunning)61.340031.8466
neat (not messy)61.151928.1414
family-first (not work-first)61.132431.1432
sane (not crazy)61.131928.552
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)60.941329.2384
orderly (not chaotic)60.842731.7432
armoured (not vulnerable)60.849329.5393
purple (not orange)60.724829.3336
charming (not trusting)60.639230.2400
slow (not fast)60.513829.6406
🥳 (not 🥴)60.420029.950
logical (not emotional)60.329931.6441
playful (not serious)60.224924.4457
🥰 (not 🙃)60.031432.782
French (not Russian)59.842729.119
soft (not hard)59.731227.8280
gracious (not feisty)59.615430.3511
🧕 (not 💃)59.520730.391
consistent (not variable)59.547037.220
morning lark (not night owl)59.424229.1317
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.138930.9429
imaginative (not practical)59.124033.0400
exuberant (not subdued)59.143833.228
astonishing (not methodical)59.021634.1415
modest (not flamboyant)58.744731.8385
monastic (not hedonist)58.720627.344
mischievous (not well behaved)58.649630.3448
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.436232.3207
😜 (not 🤐)58.433432.642
unassuming (not pretentious)58.224432.446
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.263528.959
stylish (not slovenly)58.053928.2392
flexible (not rigid)57.927230.7436
insider (not outsider)57.931235.9401
works hard (not plays hard)57.860426.8400
anarchist (not statist)57.533031.486
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)57.362333.338
lenient (not strict)57.233527.6397
giggling (not chortling)57.221024.716
edgy (not politically correct)57.049028.3381
active (not slothful)56.977026.8372
remote (not involved)56.813331.3405
👟 (not 🥾)56.640133.756
preppy (not punk rock)56.352030.316
varied (not repetitive)56.219530.1197
🤔 (not 🤫)56.249137.746
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)56.124928.350
down2earth (not head@clouds)55.949933.6453
neurotypical (not autistic)55.876330.0365
socialist (not libertarian)55.714334.2380
outlaw (not sheriff)55.744131.3468
sleepy (not frenzied)55.78227.824
social (not reclusive)55.546432.986
poor (not rich)55.231827.2378
🧐 (not 😎)55.239234.544
resistant (not resigned)55.175932.5421
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.036731.9415
🐐 (not 🦒)54.962135.293
folksy (not presidential)54.939431.423
moderate (not extreme)54.830330.4391
bold (not serious)54.647330.5407
assertive (not passive)54.670032.0429
eastern (not western)54.513032.380
open (not guarded)54.019430.9412
urban (not rural)54.067031.299
tame (not wild)53.836330.3411
straight (not queer)53.480527.2191
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.446229.416
classical (not avant-garde)53.155332.2207
🛌 (not 🧗)53.134730.074
whimsical (not rational)52.734632.4429
privileged (not oppressed)52.566927.623
objective (not subjective)52.340635.1267
instinctual (not reasoned)52.053037.2464
idealist (not realist)52.043434.3274
brave (not careful)51.662031.2451
reliable (not experimental)51.654331.724
scholarly (not crafty)51.338032.0459
fixable (not unfixable)51.259533.917
political (not nonpolitical)51.057935.0400
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.044532.1306
vanilla (not kinky)50.149529.2361
private (not gregarious)50.962631.9401
🐒 (not 🐩)50.246333.236
transient (not permanent)50.740436.2202
🏌 (not 🤺)50.323732.044
decorative (not utilitarian)50.631731.3221

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Guinan (0.895)
  2. Iroh (0.882)
  3. Albus Dumbledore (0.844)
  4. Gandalf (0.818)
  5. Derrial Book (0.801)
  1. Brad Bellick (-0.634)
  2. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.634)
  3. Topper (-0.624)
  4. Theon Greyjoy (-0.602)
  5. Jonah Ryan (-0.602)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.44)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.37)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.32)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.27)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.2)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.2)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.18)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.1)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.09)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.05)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.01)
  12. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.0)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.07)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.09)
  15. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.12)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.13)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.18)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.21)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.22)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.3)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.36)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.37)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.37)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.42)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.45)

Notes

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