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Bruce Banner Personality Statistics

Bruce Banner 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
high IQ (not low IQ)95.82311.5494
scientific (not artistic)93.4611.0663
genius (not dunce)91.92114.3644
bookish (not sporty)90.95413.5592
nerd (not jock)90.07213.9674
loyal (not traitorous)88.815814.3640
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)88.61916.1188
kind (not cruel)88.09213.0693
high-tech (not low-tech)87.44719.1677
mathematical (not literary)87.01317.3634
heroic (not villainous)86.913813.9676
egalitarian (not racist)86.513514.3151
valedictorian (not drop out)86.013923.6185
diligent (not lazy)85.232117.9628
competent (not incompetent)85.021620.0597
wholesome (not salacious)84.85318.6151
scholarly (not crafty)84.72719.0652
respectful (not rude)84.68417.9649
works hard (not plays hard)84.511416.8645
technophile (not luddite)84.34322.0642
modest (not flamboyant)83.15818.7628
workaholic (not slacker)82.529319.5372
soulful (not soulless)82.119518.1447
intellectual (not physical)81.817421.0660
rational (not whimsical)81.510721.1641
introvert (not extrovert)81.54618.5653
democratic (not authoritarian)81.43618.6599
introspective (not not introspective)80.65519.5221
humble (not arrogant)80.27219.5711
altruistic (not selfish)79.911519.6628
sensible (not ludicrous)79.712520.0671
confidential (not gossiping)79.721321.1603
private (not gregarious)79.611920.7617
wise (not foolish)79.312620.0663
feminist (not sexist)79.321620.4196
honorable (not cunning)79.311421.9633
skeptical (not spiritual)79.218220.4640
first-mate (not captain)79.213820.1585
treasure (not trash)79.231623.0170
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)78.710925.4185
resourceful (not helpless)78.538322.1416
cooperative (not competitive)77.97822.5634
legit (not scrub)77.923820.5252
curious (not apathetic)77.713723.0605
gendered (not androgynous)77.642724.7270
precise (not vague)77.518023.0495
tense (not relaxed)77.329323.0672
demure (not vain)77.24118.9622
nurturing (not poisonous)77.120321.1270
guarded (not open)77.030522.2685
quiet (not loud)76.911520.7645
🌟 (not 💩)76.829723.5140
tasteful (not lewd)76.715721.4602
specialist (not generalist)76.78525.2323
warm (not cold)76.216520.9591
😇 (not 😈)75.615124.0166
reasoned (not instinctual)75.56925.2669
proper (not scandalous)75.515422.1505
frugal (not lavish)75.411919.9557
awkward (not suspicious)75.28320.9617
prestigious (not disreputable)75.220924.0507
important (not irrelevant)75.041023.9307
self-conscious (not self-assured)74.95424.0582
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.829826.1577
complimentary (not insulting)74.714421.0397
methodical (not astonishing)74.616924.5606
complicated (not simple)74.625926.0563
deep (not shallow)74.519621.0171
🧠 (not 💪)74.432727.3143
mature (not juvenile)74.122322.4410
cautious (not impulsive)74.014226.6691
civilized (not barbaric)74.033722.5618
down2earth (not head@clouds)73.918725.7602
pure (not debased)73.817521.3562
chaste (not lustful)73.57620.4583
accepting (not judgemental)73.512225.0478
🤔 (not 🤫)73.57227.6157
master (not apprentice)73.435125.6312
forgiving (not vengeful)73.316722.3600
insecure (not confident)73.16920.4675
anxious (not calm)73.120424.8668
reasonable (not deranged)73.123223.2155
driven (not unambitious)73.057725.2571
meek (not bossy)72.98519.4624
studious (not goof-off)72.640326.2146
dorky (not cool)72.614225.3155
well behaved (not mischievous)72.414024.8669
disarming (not creepy)72.230720.1269
shy (not bold)72.23221.3657
politically correct (not edgy)72.29924.2604
scheduled (not spontaneous)72.031227.3627
self-disciplined (not disorganized)72.044926.8661
equitable (not hypocritical)72.016723.9337
interesting (not tiresome)71.930024.3680
reclusive (not social)71.915424.2299
extraordinary (not mundane)71.832128.7649
warm (not quarrelsome)71.714723.4644
masculine (not feminine)71.736121.2680
straight (not queer)71.651927.2272
pacifist (not ferocious)71.611025.4647
soft (not hard)71.615822.9703
attractive (not repulsive)71.442421.4599
angelic (not demonic)71.324521.3610
atheist (not theist)71.221527.4362
serious (not bold)71.212224.0655
sober (not indulgent)71.014126.4612
soft (not hard)70.716623.1394
sad (not happy)70.723020.0704
pro (not noob)70.644828.5189
statist (not anarchist)70.514925.5234
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)70.410629.7273
utilitarian (not decorative)70.428523.4312
open-minded (not close-minded)70.223224.5637
shy (not playful)69.95622.0600
vanilla (not kinky)69.619227.8638
passive (not assertive)69.29024.0574
hesitant (not decisive)69.08123.9615
practical (not imaginative)69.034728.5571
funny (not humorless)68.927522.6645
awkward (not charming)68.813324.5705
submissive (not dominant)68.814824.4671
beautiful (not ugly)68.852824.8426
realist (not idealist)68.819727.9384
sensitive (not thick-skinned)68.618125.4528
reserved (not chatty)68.524225.9695
moody (not stable)67.639228.4670
purple (not orange)67.613325.3538
literal (not metaphorical)67.625627.3672
beta (not alpha)67.319726.4558
thick (not thin)67.217025.3433
sweet (not bitter)66.924925.8714
human (not animalistic)66.848926.3600
sorrowful (not cheery)66.633223.5662
child free (not pronatalist)66.636428.6515
existentialist (not nihilist)66.621125.1343
unlucky (not fortunate)66.523625.0627
active (not slothful)66.461024.3512
liberal (not conservative)66.132928.4149
straightforward (not cryptic)65.940628.5635
inspiring (not cringeworthy)65.831627.1415
😊 (not 🤣)65.633631.2170
weird (not normal)65.435025.2677
genuine (not sarcastic)65.429827.9647
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)65.419424.8575
📈 (not 📉)65.133231.1165
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.126626.8650
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.029423.4272
🤠 (not 🤑)65.034927.8150
mild (not spicy)64.916328.4659
careful (not brave)64.713827.6640
fresh (not stinky)64.546326.3256
compersive (not jealous)64.422925.2544
mighty (not puny)64.350530.9613
open to new experinces (not uncreative)64.249126.8571
charismatic (not uninspiring)64.256826.4494
persistent (not quitter)64.282727.7143
🐿 (not 🦇)64.032029.9146
builder (not explorer)63.924330.3605
eloquent (not unpolished)63.845328.5488
serious (not playful)63.745525.5664
work-first (not family-first)63.737829.7575
🐐 (not 🦒)63.734129.8222
🦄 (not 🐴)63.621331.4172
tactful (not indiscreet)63.441929.3142
🧐 (not 😎)63.425632.1146
objective (not subjective)63.314629.5342
old (not young)63.027716.1615
minimalist (not pack rat)62.928128.8153
🐘 (not 🐀)62.824632.3282
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.739529.3565
go-getter (not slugabed)62.668027.6145
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)62.615135.8163
🐮 (not 🐷)62.326827.8211
gracious (not feisty)62.212827.5533
logical (not emotional)62.125728.6711
sane (not crazy)62.128825.9181
scruffy (not manicured)61.826326.6647
sheriff (not outlaw)61.734327.4666
tame (not wild)61.723928.1524
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.735333.8153
modern (not historical)61.637029.7438
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.553430.1158
formal (not intimate)61.434127.7279
patient (not impatient)61.222829.9298
🤖 (not 👻)61.127130.1136
🏌 (not 🤺)61.110530.6141
alert (not oblivious)61.052227.9167
creative (not conventional)60.937130.4592
slovenly (not stylish)60.820524.6572
🧢 (not 🎩)60.833132.2163
classical (not avant-garde)60.739328.8373
outsider (not insider)60.633931.2460
👽 (not 🤡)60.634828.3149
obedient (not rebellious)60.524827.4576
unassuming (not pretentious)60.420830.2157
🥰 (not 🙃)60.331832.9254
depressed (not bright)60.227628.5549
impartial (not biased)60.17225.4642
healthy (not sickly)60.160826.7639
concrete (not abstract)60.142731.1172
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)59.936528.5464
official (not backdoor)59.928028.8578
rich (not poor)59.447924.5689
🐒 (not 🐩)59.430429.2141
🥴 (not 🥳)59.238328.5153
trusting (not charming)59.123927.4637
miserable (not joyful)59.048424.7187
rigid (not flexible)58.643226.7612
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.661025.3136
devout (not heathen)58.541528.5586
hoarder (not unprepared)58.546625.3529
obsessed (not aloof)58.452027.2633
theoretical (not empirical)58.311433.0604
orderly (not chaotic)58.245929.7662
💝 (not 💔)58.235232.2250
moderate (not extreme)58.124529.9550
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.053026.1428
arcane (not mainstream)57.842429.3592
remote (not involved)57.711829.2641
vulnerable (not armoured)57.624631.1574
sheltered (not street-smart)57.627528.7530
multicolored (not monochrome)57.633231.5378
🧕 (not 💃)57.423730.4224
socialist (not libertarian)57.112031.3454
short (not tall)57.031925.3626
basic (not hipster)57.055827.9608
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.013535.2505
night owl (not morning lark)57.051632.3451
urban (not rural)56.759430.1264
😬 (not 😏)56.331631.2174
resigned (not resistant)56.010128.1643
enslaved (not emancipated)55.819228.6611
hurried (not leisurely)55.647228.1574
independent (not codependent)55.454533.7610
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.441329.1312
monastic (not hedonist)55.326427.790
neurotypical (not autistic)55.275631.4625
neat (not messy)55.259330.3492
fast (not slow)55.163427.5627
clumsy (not coordinated)55.126128.6609
western (not eastern)55.063432.2252
resolute (not wavering)55.065827.4148
nonpolitical (not political)54.931630.7584
transient (not permanent)54.930429.3281
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.632429.0647
unambiguous (not mysterious)54.650031.5648
repetitive (not varied)54.558629.7281
😀 (not 😭)53.740031.3181
good-humored (not angry)53.649629.0579
mad (not glad)53.653732.1157
🥾 (not 👟)53.642935.3176
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.540928.8506
🛌 (not 🧗)53.133330.4277
rough (not smooth)52.742827.4678
😜 (not 🤐)52.741832.8146
industrial (not domestic)52.649929.3335
traditional (not unorthodox)52.441330.0392
lenient (not strict)52.140027.4597
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.747129.7585
refined (not rugged)51.356128.5658
philosophical (not real)51.326630.8456
average (not deviant)51.235527.7465
communal (not individualist)51.235430.9371
suspicious (not trusting)50.259831.5618
expressive (not stoic)50.855230.6646
roundabout (not direct)50.826628.7667
worldly (not innocent)50.570929.8578
regular (not zany)50.540028.7138

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Bernard Lowe (0.836)
  2. Pope (0.835)
  3. Caitlin Snow (0.822)
  4. Timothy McGee (0.813)
  5. Kenny Stowton (0.812)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.679)
  2. George Wickham (-0.667)
  3. Lisa (-0.651)
  4. Lydia Bennet (-0.646)
  5. Myrtle Wilson (-0.625)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.55)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.46)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.4)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.35)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.2)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.13)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.12)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.09)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.07)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.03)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.02)
  13. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.02)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.03)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.1)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.12)
  18. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.13)
  19. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.16)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.19)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.22)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.24)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.26)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.36)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.37)


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