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Don Draper Descriptive Personality Statistics

Don Draper is a character from Mad Men.

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 1,750 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
secretive (not open-book)96.817.929
machiavellian (not transparent)94.448.423
charming (not awkward)94.3410.1218
charismatic (not uninspiring)94.11410.7233
lustful (not chaste)93.7712.8234
sexual (not asexual)93.73710.025
cocky (not timid)93.44010.517
masculine (not feminine)93.45710.8277
complicated (not simple)93.3511.8228
alpha (not beta)93.04813.3213
guarded (not open)92.72311.9271
haunted (not blissful)92.788.424
master (not apprentice)92.35012.2126
dominant (not submissive)92.18111.0201
gendered (not androgynous)91.33320.2100
work-first (not family-first)91.05111.8263
driven (not unambitious)90.713913.9209
stylish (not slovenly)90.35213.9256
charming (not trusting)90.3313.7280
competitive (not cooperative)90.213113.7240
bossy (not meek)90.111913.4253
assertive (not passive)90.17414.3241
straight (not queer)90.06215.5128
jaded (not innocent)89.85111.918
demanding (not unchallenging)89.710516.844
unfaithful (not devoted)89.4515.919
cynical (not gullible)89.3448.019
indulgent (not sober)89.24316.1278
hunter (not gatherer)89.07014.226
captain (not first-mate)88.910519.1268
fire (not water)88.9708.915
bold (not shy)88.432514.8263
night owl (not morning lark)88.35514.6177
eloquent (not unpolished)88.07815.0251
street-smart (not sheltered)87.912416.2241
manicured (not scruffy)87.719316.0226
individualist (not communal)87.65713.485
selfish (not altruistic)87.411115.3277
cannibal (not vegan)87.25314.337
flirtatious (not prudish)86.99120.212
beautiful (not ugly)86.936718.395
persistent (not quitter)86.949018.119
arrogant (not humble)86.617716.1257
worldly (not innocent)86.510214.7220
important (not irrelevant)86.326215.624
mischievous (not well behaved)86.219916.8244
high IQ (not low IQ)86.034711.6239
mysterious (not unambiguous)85.55119.7273
attractive (not repulsive)85.427119.5258
perceptive (not unobservant)85.430619.230
stubborn (not accommodating)85.423610.135
confidential (not gossiping)85.316321.0242
pro (not noob)85.327515.822
debased (not pure)85.29915.1219
ambitious (not realistic)85.28218.230
intense (not lighthearted)85.020921.537
paranoid (not naive)85.02918.917
rebellious (not obedient)84.924716.4231
rock (not rap)84.612311.88
money-focused (not love-focused)84.69617.414
suspicious (not trusting)84.514916.5219
tall (not short)84.39813.0237
suspicious (not awkward)84.29915.7233
believable (not poorly-written)84.011015.337
Coke (not Pepsi)84.0428.428
motivated (not unmotivated)83.957225.615
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.820820.226
armoured (not vulnerable)83.611322.5212
private (not gregarious)83.410523.4267
coordinated (not clumsy)83.328721.2243
🎩 (not 🧢)83.316822.821
overachiever (not underachiever)83.331618.026
sad (not happy)83.27015.1244
cool (not dorky)83.211020.618
receiving (not giving)83.211121.319
privileged (not oppressed)83.026222.429
miserable (not joyful)82.910812.616
vain (not demure)82.911919.5235
deviant (not average)82.713916.9164
resourceful (not helpless)82.643822.7108
💃 (not 🧕)82.420520.634
self-destructive (not self-improving)82.112920.633
open to new experinces (not uncreative)82.027921.3261
competent (not incompetent)82.047119.3231
decisive (not hesitant)81.926319.8246
sexist (not feminist)81.910719.527
rich (not poor)81.931117.8228
creative (not conventional)81.815018.6231
go-getter (not slugabed)81.736025.215
heathen (not devout)81.55518.6211
crafty (not scholarly)81.313119.5274
moody (not stable)81.225421.7270
rhythmic (not stuttering)81.119427.222
wild (not tame)81.028616.4252
distant (not touchy-feely)80.914828.315
sorrowful (not cheery)80.811617.8254
salacious (not wholesome)80.814613.113
authoritarian (not democratic)80.416019.1226
skeptical (not spiritual)80.325622.7227
libertarian (not socialist)80.22621.1227
fast (not slow)80.225118.6221
stoic (not expressive)79.68023.7221
efficient (not overprepared)79.65925.438
reserved (not chatty)79.617520.6235
prideful (not envious)79.615529.437
atheist (not theist)79.515120.995
hedonist (not monastic)79.55131.114
mighty (not puny)79.334622.0213
hard (not soft)79.322919.1239
cunning (not honorable)79.218720.1258
genius (not dunce)79.131218.8251
scandalous (not proper)78.924823.2200
hard (not soft)78.525019.888
jock (not nerd)78.417219.0255
analysis (not common sense)78.414322.519
macho (not metrosexual)78.49928.220
entitled (not grateful)78.426626.430
industrial (not domestic)78.36721.498
opinionated (not neutral)78.266829.940
poisonous (not nurturing)78.221019.1114
extravagant (not thrifty)78.123222.145
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)78.139629.434
frank (not sugarcoated)77.938926.918
cold (not warm)77.820119.0239
pointed (not random)77.845821.821
lavish (not frugal)77.719222.8223
two-faced (not one-faced)77.615629.431
Italian (not Swedish)77.513722.133
🦇 (not 🐿)77.313821.212
urban (not rural)77.330323.028
outlaw (not sheriff)77.129125.4256
badass (not weakass)77.162324.726
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)77.118621.916
psychopath (not empath)77.121123.727
spicy (not mild)76.837720.9243
workaholic (not slacker)76.871125.394
😎 (not 🧐)76.824431.426
impatient (not patient)76.836721.3123
extraordinary (not mundane)76.741123.1233
ferocious (not pacifist)76.739421.0218
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.614723.4272
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.532628.4229
traumatized (not flourishing)76.527926.229
interesting (not tiresome)76.240623.9250
narcissistic (not low self esteem)76.132933.229
bad boy (not white knight)76.121432.29
🤐 (not 😜)75.919130.416
hypocritical (not equitable)75.718427.4131
pretentious (not unassuming)75.728125.420
chosen one (not everyman)75.618528.916
unfixable (not fixable)75.512629.232
natural-talent (not hard-work)75.45320.140
tense (not relaxed)75.458122.9258
impulsive (not cautious)75.432227.6242
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)75.339824.9242
mad (not glad)75.328221.813
demonic (not angelic)75.123714.4212
🧠 (not 💪)75.055327.124
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)74.618631.520
fortunate (not unlucky)74.611724.8254
transient (not permanent)74.55125.4112
cultured (not rustic)74.528329.911
artistic (not scientific)74.425923.6254
quarrelsome (not warm)74.436720.1265
playful (not shy)74.454723.5231
active (not slothful)74.375323.2222
studious (not goof-off)74.362025.322
dramatic (not comedic)74.346824.424
gloomy (not sunny)74.232624.029
resolute (not wavering)74.138335.29
contrarian (not yes-man)74.127526.214
😭 (not 😀)73.913126.812
extreme (not moderate)73.852524.5215
serious (not playful)73.748123.7249
fresh (not stinky)73.656629.427
cryptic (not straightforward)73.56729.0230
🤑 (not 🤠)73.324831.121
bitter (not sweet)73.230419.3234
instinctual (not reasoned)73.035026.6234
exhibitionist (not bashful)72.934434.719
depressed (not bright)72.817223.9204
edgy (not politically correct)72.836823.1231
imaginative (not practical)72.621625.8217
freak (not normie)72.630421.827
experimental (not reliable)72.226031.326
diligent (not lazy)72.0107925.8240
chortling (not giggling)72.033126.539
sage (not whippersnapper)72.013723.223
alert (not oblivious)71.858028.220
🥵 (not 🥶)71.822331.631
English (not German)71.774330.423
still (not twitchy)71.714830.634
disarming (not creepy)71.656524.4105
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.515932.534
stoic (not hypochondriac)71.527027.811
resistant (not resigned)71.351127.3245
backdoor (not official)71.334427.3230
😏 (not 😬)71.331031.712
chic (not cheesy)71.223027.718
unemotional (not emotional)71.111824.510
feisty (not gracious)71.059823.8251
presidential (not folksy)71.037121.130
neurotypical (not autistic)70.962526.0242
remote (not involved)70.83528.9241
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.838522.2234
🐷 (not 🐮)70.812526.621
judgemental (not accepting)70.739826.4164
kinky (not vanilla)70.534825.3221
confident (not insecure)70.564729.0230
pensive (not serene)70.547222.515
minimalist (not pack rat)70.322024.711
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)70.231324.8210
lost (not enlightened)69.930130.130
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.651826.6159
businesslike (not chivalrous)69.636825.037
smooth (not rough)69.526928.6243
traitorous (not loyal)69.417225.5222
perverted (not clean)69.326528.628
biased (not impartial)69.153525.8217
bad-cook (not good-cook)69.129828.510
cruel (not kind)68.923519.0241
direct (not roundabout)68.967331.2235
frenzied (not sleepy)68.879824.230
📈 (not 📉)68.740530.415
fighter (not lover)68.637021.926
queen (not princess)68.660631.816
never cries (not often crying)68.551330.321
jealous (not compersive)68.435928.3220
introspective (not not introspective)68.451027.530
interrupting (not attentive)68.237532.037
preppy (not punk rock)68.160228.932
washed (not muddy)68.157130.624
💔 (not 💝)68.029931.435
chaotic (not orderly)67.946027.0242
sturdy (not flimsy)67.969324.730
metaphorical (not literal)67.713428.3245
🤫 (not 🤔)67.58931.622
tailor (not blacksmith)67.555835.527
formal (not intimate)67.440327.822
overspender (not penny-pincher)67.332223.025
independent (not codependent)67.267834.8265
🎨 (not 🏀)67.269629.526
knowledgeable (not ignorant)67.083127.236
😈 (not 😇)66.843928.522
punchable (not loveable)66.631527.132
literary (not mathematical)66.548329.0224
sarcastic (not genuine)66.544527.3246
wooden (not plastic)66.465629.627
leisurely (not hurried)66.224026.8249
vengeful (not forgiving)65.753023.9240
gamer (not non-gamer)65.528938.920
doer (not thinker)65.464531.936
specialist (not generalist)65.149231.897
animalistic (not human)64.719426.5209
strict (not lenient)64.559427.6217
neat (not messy)64.575431.6160
🥴 (not 🥳)64.545331.220
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.533930.923
tardy (not on-time)64.532333.849
fearmongering (not reassuring)64.439629.619
angry (not good-humored)64.339923.1200
🧗 (not 🛌)64.370735.621
nonpolitical (not political)64.029931.0210
bold (not serious)63.856229.1219
refined (not rugged)63.766626.7236
nihilist (not existentialist)63.614632.7101
brave (not careful)63.273429.5219
rude (not respectful)63.240424.0246
French (not Russian)63.155128.622
Roman (not Greek)63.128930.223
egalitarian (not racist)63.0121221.516
tactful (not indiscreet)62.969330.523
exaggerating (not factual)62.956426.222
plays hard (not works hard)62.833724.9220
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.866228.9103
utilitarian (not decorative)62.870930.672
dispassionate (not romantic)62.823231.633
spontaneous (not scheduled)62.451431.6248
centrist (not radical)62.328927.218
rigid (not flexible)62.159330.0264
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.852630.3232
thick-skinned (not sensitive)61.659228.6273
outsider (not insider)61.554333.1178
proactive (not reactive)61.526138.010
reclusive (not social)61.248134.823
💀 (not 🎃)61.258230.830
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)61.154528.6264
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.188224.817
corporate (not freelance)60.945835.132
dog person (not cat person)60.756534.918
👽 (not 🤡)60.558127.625
🙃 (not 🥰)60.152528.519
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)60.065225.323
protagonist (not antagonist)60.0104034.122
valedictorian (not drop out)59.992632.821
head@clouds (not down2earth)59.852530.7221
musical (not off-key)59.841631.027
stingy (not generous)59.845827.740
🐴 (not 🦄)59.771634.824
oxymoron (not tautology)59.653634.67
sporty (not bookish)59.349823.6228
circular (not linear)59.142535.329
villainous (not heroic)58.931920.1235
picky (not always down)58.971136.618
astonishing (not methodical)58.641633.2247
insulting (not complimentary)58.657626.8106
ludicrous (not sensible)58.549827.4230
quiet (not loud)58.458629.7241
basic (not hipster)58.381828.6239
realistic (not fantastical)58.378836.520
soulless (not soulful)58.130529.1106
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)57.9104734.411
weird (not normal)57.884527.0250
self-disciplined (not disorganized)57.8108433.1238
subjective (not objective)57.850332.489
deranged (not reasonable)57.752526.515
vibrant (not geriatric)57.6102931.135
empirical (not theoretical)57.564331.9204
prestigious (not disreputable)57.592530.2241
ranged (not melee)57.367633.131
fast-talking (not slow-talking)57.292531.632
interested (not bored)57.2109237.027
indie (not pop)57.291525.111
flamboyant (not modest)57.162431.0245
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.951925.322
deep (not shallow)56.894332.061
intellectual (not physical)56.796526.2244
monotone (not expressive)56.744531.120
claustrophobic (not spelunker)56.637030.028
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.565533.7252
tight (not loose)56.599832.428
unorthodox (not traditional)56.479932.476
winter (not summer)56.468036.416
🐩 (not 🐒)56.372829.117
realist (not idealist)56.171531.392
luddite (not technophile)56.066626.0224
conservative (not liberal)55.946032.617
quirky (not predictable)55.870129.817
🏌 (not 🤺)55.725729.921
dry (not moist)55.667328.539
juvenile (not mature)55.564430.5103
😊 (not 🤣)55.493932.418
high standards (not desperate)55.495035.734
rational (not whimsical)55.390031.0218
deliberate (not spontaneous)55.398234.0234
low-tech (not high-tech)55.373929.2234
zany (not regular)55.384332.215
concise (not long-winded)55.368636.211
crazy (not sane)55.274226.525
old (not young)55.157217.5239
thick (not thin)55.152424.9169
classical (not avant-garde)55.184833.196
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.967431.595
treasure (not trash)54.9129129.744
statist (not anarchist)54.875628.624
western (not eastern)54.8114837.626
legit (not scrub)54.8125229.323
explorer (not builder)54.776833.9266
concrete (not abstract)54.790432.915
🐘 (not 🐀)54.770432.327
obsessed (not aloof)54.6110635.0242
modern (not historical)54.585331.6166
precise (not vague)54.4108432.2170
varied (not repetitive)54.345433.8106
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.237930.4180
poetic (not factual)54.259230.844
extrovert (not introvert)54.191131.4214
close-minded (not open-minded)54.054828.0245
🤖 (not 👻)53.966931.015
🐐 (not 🦒)53.9106737.626
OCD (not ADHD)53.8100332.517
goth (not flower child)53.852728.519
logical (not emotional)53.768533.5204
civilized (not barbaric)53.3112626.6224
triggered (not trolling)53.3112438.929
curious (not apathetic)53.1123232.2235
profound (not ironic)52.970830.722
tasteful (not lewd)52.8109725.9240
child free (not pronatalist)52.7109030.8197
variable (not consistent)52.754334.027
deep (not epic)52.773429.722
enslaved (not emancipated)52.637732.3235
philosophical (not real)52.642930.0175
jealous (not opinionated)52.629037.610
air (not earth)52.444136.527
subdued (not exuberant)52.360730.726
💩 (not 🌟)52.239432.125
healthy (not sickly)52.1124128.8267
calm (not anxious)52.063430.3225
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)51.984530.527
genocidal (not not genocidal)51.844236.622
arcane (not mainstream)51.696631.8253
hoarder (not unprepared)51.6104627.0216
multicolored (not monochrome)51.480433.596
👟 (not 🥾)51.184323.218
chill (not offended)51.067331.642
purple (not orange)50.983532.4173
foolish (not wise)50.269927.6231
humorless (not funny)50.867926.5258
vintage (not trendy)50.7123734.919

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Chuck Bass (0.848)
  2. Cersei Lannister (0.77)
  3. Berlin (0.77)
  4. Lady Macbeth (0.766)
  5. Harvey Specter (0.765)
  6. Christian Grey (0.757)
  7. Man in Black (0.755)
  8. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.754)
  9. Thomas Shelby (0.753)
  10. Rhett Butler (0.753)
  1. Jerry Gergich (-0.655)
  2. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.617)
  3. Chip Dove (-0.573)
  4. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.565)
  5. Steve Brady (-0.554)
  6. Flounder (-0.549)
  7. Glenn Sturgis (-0.549)
  8. William Mason (-0.546)
  9. Nelson Bighetti (-0.546)
  10. George Michael Bluth (-0.541)

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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