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Thanos Personality Statistics

Thanos is a character from Marvel Cinematic Universe. 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
dominant (not submissive)96.01310.2634
extreme (not moderate)95.51511.9604
driven (not unambitious)95.23513.4568
bold (not shy)94.84611.1644
authoritarian (not democratic)94.61515.3665
purple (not orange)94.5515.4651
decisive (not hesitant)94.0311.7666
strict (not lenient)93.91811.9659
bossy (not meek)93.92813.3698
masculine (not feminine)93.73312.0624
tall (not short)93.71211.2700
intense (not lighthearted)92.83410.954
competitive (not cooperative)92.75214.1639
assertive (not passive)92.62516.7579
serious (not playful)92.52212.9607
hard (not soft)92.52013.3653
work-first (not family-first)92.43516.4664
persistent (not quitter)92.313515.7180
bitter (not sweet)92.02913.6671
obsessed (not aloof)91.51217.6658
punchable (not loveable)91.23414.939
thick (not thin)91.01515.1455
captain (not first-mate)90.56619.6643
ferocious (not pacifist)90.35017.4682
narcissistic (not low self esteem)90.35019.872
rigid (not flexible)90.02717.4665
quarrelsome (not warm)89.96717.0634
alpha (not beta)89.211521.6545
gloomy (not sunny)89.22916.141
workaholic (not slacker)89.115519.1410
😈 (not 😇)89.15417.0178
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.114519.1637
worldly (not innocent)89.03915.4621
diligent (not lazy)89.025717.9712
master (not apprentice)88.911016.6346
cold (not warm)88.84617.6566
deliberate (not spontaneous)88.55420.3655
hard (not soft)88.54619.6392
cruel (not kind)88.35016.4630
vengeful (not forgiving)88.19320.0648
conspiracist (not sheeple)87.53219.4418
self-assured (not self-conscious)87.33522.9581
arrogant (not humble)87.214221.2664
old (not young)87.15115.3640
coordinated (not clumsy)87.015218.4592
suspicious (not trusting)86.810019.6641
judgemental (not accepting)86.810520.9486
sorrowful (not cheery)86.63016.8659
villainous (not heroic)86.65019.4664
demonic (not angelic)86.56318.2614
focused on the future (not focused on the present)86.4521.8724
miserable (not joyful)86.35017.7177
sturdy (not flimsy)86.310022.543
deviant (not average)85.97018.1476
direct (not roundabout)85.910821.4622
poisonous (not nurturing)85.98520.1278
mad (not glad)85.85722.2184
angry (not good-humored)85.04620.0587
💔 (not 💝)85.03623.1226
suspicious (not awkward)84.97519.6643
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)84.64622.7149
outsider (not insider)84.32624.1467
armoured (not vulnerable)84.28421.2590
independent (not codependent)84.014226.8649
close-minded (not open-minded)83.75925.4671
confident (not insecure)83.518028.1684
🥾 (not 👟)83.37122.4170
macho (not metrosexual)82.44520.348
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.316425.5656
slow-talking (not fast-talking)82.31517.059
hoarder (not unprepared)82.32318.9537
sad (not happy)81.97120.1659
mighty (not puny)81.821826.3634
Russian (not French)81.72622.050
🙃 (not 🥰)81.57629.8241
chortling (not giggling)81.55523.934
high IQ (not low IQ)81.442822.2510
utilitarian (not decorative)81.37325.1353
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)81.15428.3156
tight (not loose)80.817028.450
active (not slothful)80.639023.8551
repulsive (not attractive)80.55125.3678
reclusive (not social)80.58224.1246
humorless (not funny)80.35723.8650
pretentious (not unassuming)80.314725.0183
rough (not smooth)80.18824.1677
rebellious (not obedient)79.928828.2566
ugly (not beautiful)79.93327.6443
methodical (not astonishing)79.99124.6639
resolute (not wavering)79.915329.2165
traumatized (not flourishing)79.914222.339
edgy (not politically correct)79.817025.9649
salacious (not wholesome)79.813326.2161
frenzied (not sleepy)79.621120.847
vain (not demure)79.516426.0656
hunter (not gatherer)79.221125.943
extraordinary (not mundane)79.027526.4669
blacksmith (not tailor)79.08718.938
🥴 (not 🥳)78.96725.1161
🤺 (not 🏌)78.927027.4173
precise (not vague)78.821425.9457
feisty (not gracious)78.727925.8461
insulting (not complimentary)78.615424.6384
go-getter (not slugabed)78.642430.5135
perceptive (not unobservant)78.550328.651
resourceful (not helpless)78.450126.5417
studious (not goof-off)78.438828.2188
unfixable (not fixable)78.38227.751
😭 (not 😀)78.25327.3160
weird (not normal)78.021023.2647
arcane (not mainstream)77.812726.8644
scientific (not artistic)77.320925.3641
off-key (not musical)77.07926.939
guarded (not open)76.539828.0590
gendered (not androgynous)76.461329.4268
cunning (not honorable)76.319227.8686
mischievous (not well behaved)76.036732.1618
debased (not pure)76.020729.9629
spicy (not mild)75.932728.1692
rhythmic (not stuttering)75.735224.153
🧗 (not 🛌)75.630130.0263
offended (not chill)75.524330.037
jock (not nerd)75.418927.6578
works hard (not plays hard)75.238531.3649
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.215030.0566
rich (not poor)75.136328.7614
consistent (not variable)75.020428.754
crazy (not sane)74.622628.0170
competent (not incompetent)74.559129.6554
resistant (not resigned)74.430031.5699
wild (not tame)74.436329.4547
🦇 (not 🐿)74.415230.6143
straight (not queer)74.257329.2261
soulless (not soulful)74.212129.1419
deranged (not reasonable)74.218229.5184
political (not nonpolitical)73.924034.4607
🤐 (not 😜)73.718128.3142
philosophical (not real)73.64928.3507
flamboyant (not modest)73.625931.2665
💩 (not 🌟)73.510233.2170
stinky (not fresh)73.510132.3288
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.424026.7163
barbaric (not civilized)73.211629.1696
alert (not oblivious)73.243028.9135
important (not irrelevant)73.164731.0296
zany (not regular)73.128726.2165
dry (not moist)72.614626.941
😬 (not 😏)72.510333.6178
experimental (not reliable)72.520631.349
unorthodox (not traditional)72.432433.0401
tense (not relaxed)72.256031.1622
trash (not treasure)72.28732.1201
high-tech (not low-tech)71.724229.0621
pessimistic (not optimistic)71.523033.8692
calm (not anxious)71.114531.0657
privileged (not oppressed)71.051732.857
depressed (not bright)70.914828.4526
emancipated (not enslaved)70.639933.1588
street-smart (not sheltered)70.644829.6523
industrial (not domestic)70.618331.2381
eloquent (not unpolished)70.545429.8461
🤣 (not 😊)70.515927.2168
believable (not poorly-written)70.568325.436
logical (not emotional)70.321733.6577
repetitive (not varied)70.220628.2299
confidential (not gossiping)70.050531.1543
conservative (not liberal)70.016134.3158
ludicrous (not sensible)69.721730.9624
cannibal (not vegan)69.628334.856
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.346336.950
charming (not trusting)69.229522.2536
stoic (not expressive)69.020830.8650
formal (not intimate)68.828632.0230
Roman (not Greek)68.812531.752
presidential (not folksy)68.634632.547
playful (not shy)68.558224.4530
biased (not impartial)68.547136.3657
genuine (not sarcastic)68.234633.0629
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)68.120135.438
straightforward (not cryptic)67.946534.1612
mathematical (not literary)67.618133.4608
creepy (not disarming)67.515033.5315
genius (not dunce)67.354728.9697
head@clouds (not down2earth)67.328434.9581
animalistic (not human)67.312630.9577
triggered (not trolling)67.338036.649
anarchist (not statist)67.125136.9270
pro (not noob)67.168035.4170
idealist (not realist)67.028836.9425
selfish (not altruistic)66.734934.0708
rural (not urban)66.317533.5258
sage (not whippersnapper)66.323227.333
loud (not quiet)66.246732.6668
atheist (not theist)66.141636.7422
historical (not modern)66.030731.3412
hypocritical (not equitable)66.029534.7441
exuberant (not subdued)65.945032.345
traitorous (not loyal)65.216134.6629
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.238234.6580
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)65.133134.3253
practical (not imaginative)65.152234.9574
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.946929.9497
sexist (not feminist)64.924132.0188
🐒 (not 🐩)64.930832.9161
builder (not explorer)64.831231.5550
rude (not respectful)64.731333.4608
scandalous (not proper)64.442935.2513
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.344332.845
kinky (not vanilla)64.038833.3530
jealous (not compersive)63.937134.0536
reserved (not chatty)63.839731.4603
moody (not stable)63.859636.9644
🐘 (not 🐀)63.732439.8276
rational (not whimsical)63.652835.2622
🐷 (not 🐮)63.619238.4249
concrete (not abstract)63.544034.8164
complicated (not simple)63.462734.8572
📉 (not 📈)63.312236.9158
outlaw (not sheriff)63.147637.0620
empirical (not theoretical)63.032636.0612
cringeworthy (not inspiring)62.931833.0385
objective (not subjective)62.921837.9392
neat (not messy)62.663533.4541
apathetic (not curious)62.411834.2616
western (not eastern)62.451032.6201
reasoned (not instinctual)62.328935.8680
💪 (not 🧠)62.324530.9220
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.144634.9629
individualist (not communal)62.152138.6410
involved (not remote)62.075035.2621
punk rock (not preppy)62.037131.142
self-destructive (not self-improving)61.746138.055
disreputable (not prestigious)61.626735.9497
brave (not careful)61.561732.5616
🐴 (not 🦄)61.447337.3156
charismatic (not uninspiring)61.386732.9488
avant-garde (not classical)61.231531.5371
tactful (not indiscreet)61.161533.9177
🎩 (not 🧢)61.153736.8148
sporty (not bookish)61.036030.5504
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)61.025534.0172
🤔 (not 🤫)61.047936.2164
overspender (not penny-pincher)60.936138.4263
basic (not hipster)60.757733.6546
rugged (not refined)60.542532.5569
linear (not circular)60.335734.037
literal (not metaphorical)60.259634.8693
🧐 (not 😎)59.940636.0155
orderly (not chaotic)59.755738.2643
nihilist (not existentialist)59.522336.2340
healthy (not sickly)59.382835.4667
geriatric (not vibrant)59.320328.254
fast (not slow)58.979029.7559
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.947535.4474
efficient (not overprepared)58.977535.571
knowledgeable (not ignorant)58.980234.753
creative (not conventional)58.355834.2663
introspective (not not introspective)58.269933.2261
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)58.252233.7164
deep (not shallow)58.167236.3226
mature (not juvenile)57.960634.0424
freelance (not corporate)57.961538.848
👽 (not 🤡)57.853539.9170
dramatic (not no-nonsense)57.455939.0320
lewd (not tasteful)57.232732.1557
cool (not dorky)57.262030.6161
🧕 (not 💃)57.030533.5253
permanent (not transient)56.960032.5255
lost (not enlightened)56.955435.047
melee (not ranged)56.533734.643
child free (not pronatalist)56.276734.8599
uncreative (not open to new experinces)56.126634.7595
🐐 (not 🦒)55.976135.7231
interesting (not tiresome)55.887833.3683
monochrome (not multicolored)55.752636.8352
valedictorian (not drop out)55.778537.5186
cautious (not impulsive)55.356434.9636
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.327436.4425
Italian (not Swedish)55.260134.537
poetic (not factual)55.243333.557
serious (not bold)55.147337.5652
neurotypical (not autistic)54.9102833.5534
physical (not intellectual)54.740928.9635
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.749135.1506
charming (not awkward)54.676430.6673
wise (not foolish)54.667931.5643
German (not English)54.511137.939
dispassionate (not romantic)54.431238.553
crafty (not scholarly)54.273431.6611
unlucky (not fortunate)53.361631.0594
lavish (not frugal)53.254136.9562
🤖 (not 👻)53.153735.0174
hedonist (not monastic)53.069537.8134
minimalist (not pack rat)52.766737.7170
indulgent (not sober)52.565938.0566
🤑 (not 🤠)52.549037.4145
hurried (not leisurely)52.372532.0626
impatient (not patient)52.379638.5284
private (not gregarious)52.279036.4607
egalitarian (not racist)51.9107236.4144
scrub (not legit)51.926736.4247
luddite (not technophile)51.866334.8545
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)51.875636.9509
morning lark (not night owl)51.747433.6377
official (not backdoor)51.656338.3529
manicured (not scruffy)51.682934.0590
chaste (not lustful)51.451836.4548
open-book (not secretive)51.344435.561
libertarian (not socialist)51.183739.3501
extrovert (not introvert)51.077436.0562
specialist (not generalist)51.085236.5355
skeptical (not spiritual)50.995836.4580
stylish (not slovenly)50.883831.8590
unpatriotic (not patriotic)50.629039.8159
heathen (not devout)50.557639.4576

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Darth Vader (0.866)
  2. Man in Black (0.865)
  3. Firelord Ozai (0.854)
  4. Lord Voldemort (0.838)
  5. Megatron (0.837)
  1. Flounder (-0.713)
  2. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.641)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.633)
  4. Chien-Po (-0.622)
  5. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.62)

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 = 0.53)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.51)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.4)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.4)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.24)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.16)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.1)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.02)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.0)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.03)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.13)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.16)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.2)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.22)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.24)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.27)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.28)
  18. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.29)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.32)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.4)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.41)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.5)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.5)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.64)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.64)

Notes

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