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Lane Pryce Personality Statistics

Lane Pryce 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. 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
valedictorian (not drop out)91.08011.49
nerd (not jock)89.211813.8240
bookish (not sporty)89.011111.8229
tailor (not blacksmith)88.1149.829
intellectual (not physical)87.611013.8216
formal (not intimate)85.8389.017
refined (not rugged)85.77816.2218
manicured (not scruffy)84.826817.1256
scheduled (not spontaneous)84.214115.4212
high IQ (not low IQ)83.638614.6199
diligent (not lazy)83.453214.4182
eloquent (not unpolished)83.216417.8260
🧠 (not 💪)82.920713.723
corporate (not freelance)82.98122.230
civilized (not barbaric)82.223519.8237
tense (not relaxed)82.227017.4258
sad (not happy)82.07317.0228
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)81.911219.2199
mad (not glad)81.911813.511
secretive (not open-book)81.920712.022
🧐 (not 😎)81.55215.811
🎩 (not 🧢)81.419026.318
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.321017.6181
workaholic (not slacker)81.245521.972
English (not German)80.918723.228
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.89119.7216
😭 (not 😀)80.53112.911
😬 (not 😏)80.14713.810
neat (not messy)79.926222.5147
traumatized (not flourishing)79.716321.028
methodical (not astonishing)79.610616.2201
preppy (not punk rock)79.421525.323
precise (not vague)79.122119.3152
miserable (not joyful)79.015924.112
on-time (not tardy)78.638427.636
OCD (not ADHD)78.518820.416
🐿 (not 🦇)78.215017.15
pointed (not random)78.241818.216
guarded (not open)78.138717.5235
tight (not loose)77.725819.729
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.019522.635
practical (not imaginative)76.924122.2181
wooden (not plastic)76.919917.829
statist (not anarchist)76.79024.416
works hard (not plays hard)76.538022.5193
urban (not rural)76.031225.913
utilitarian (not decorative)75.820920.068
orderly (not chaotic)75.627322.5228
depressed (not bright)75.69423.1208
low self esteem (not narcissistic)75.58626.123
studious (not goof-off)75.450224.716
self-disciplined (not disorganized)75.256322.5171
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)75.213219.7199
beta (not alpha)75.216223.3192
triggered (not trolling)75.015118.120
skeptical (not spiritual)74.841618.5211
sensible (not ludicrous)74.827421.4198
concrete (not abstract)74.816421.219
unlucky (not fortunate)74.615424.5192
private (not gregarious)74.627021.6210
anxious (not calm)74.526122.0216
old (not young)74.321714.8211
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)74.321224.0189
respectful (not rude)74.133324.0197
work-first (not family-first)74.031523.3210
Swedish (not Italian)74.09025.623
first-mate (not captain)73.928125.2218
vintage (not trendy)73.944028.813
pensive (not serene)73.729014.718
enslaved (not emancipated)73.54524.3200
driven (not unambitious)73.584817.3194
💔 (not 💝)73.517828.019
🛌 (not 🧗)73.511221.027
dorky (not cool)73.418718.116
quiet (not loud)73.419720.8218
scientific (not artistic)73.230321.1203
tame (not wild)73.214122.5213
gatherer (not hunter)73.222320.431
classical (not avant-garde)73.120721.979
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.141418.019
sorrowful (not cheery)73.129121.7199
presidential (not folksy)72.927820.325
dramatic (not comedic)72.947718.114
historical (not modern)72.720522.0135
🥴 (not 🥳)72.717619.115
serious (not playful)72.645621.5213
rational (not whimsical)72.534724.7221
careful (not brave)72.49321.8200
rigid (not flexible)72.427422.6223
proper (not scandalous)72.426424.5203
serious (not bold)72.314124.6228
introvert (not extrovert)72.215821.4230
🎨 (not 🏀)71.947526.219
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)71.954327.018
lost (not enlightened)71.922124.124
👟 (not 🥾)71.721729.09
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.730216.820
knowledgeable (not ignorant)71.754525.030
🐀 (not 🐘)71.614323.624
haunted (not blissful)71.548529.021
submissive (not dominant)71.416222.8215
🤑 (not 🤠)71.325527.118
human (not animalistic)71.056623.8205
consistent (not variable)70.830624.923
complicated (not simple)70.849425.9200
stylish (not slovenly)70.646325.6212
reasoned (not instinctual)70.515027.5201
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.521923.5223
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.345618.813
sheriff (not outlaw)70.330724.0199
builder (not explorer)70.319524.0203
mild (not spicy)70.115724.3227
subdued (not exuberant)70.111620.224
politically correct (not edgy)70.018727.2194
conventional (not creative)69.821725.2203
basic (not hipster)69.836425.9216
privileged (not oppressed)69.757428.230
sexist (not feminist)69.622722.510
traditional (not unorthodox)69.524226.673
dry (not moist)69.521724.317
believable (not poorly-written)69.478427.732
hard-work (not natural-talent)69.339228.940
rich (not poor)69.149524.6218
🥶 (not 🥵)69.117622.118
sheltered (not street-smart)69.021724.9156
metrosexual (not macho)69.037128.532
scholarly (not crafty)68.920126.3225
🐴 (not 🦄)68.932730.013
offended (not chill)68.739426.917
stoic (not expressive)68.323225.5213
competent (not incompetent)68.281825.0170
introspective (not not introspective)68.041124.515
pessimistic (not optimistic)67.930126.0200
obedient (not rebellious)67.923225.0174
outsider (not insider)67.830826.2149
🐩 (not 🐒)67.835226.313
cautious (not impulsive)67.734428.2204
gloomy (not sunny)67.741824.038
chortling (not giggling)67.744721.821
conservative (not liberal)67.520924.317
confidential (not gossiping)67.362226.7228
pretentious (not unassuming)67.243617.610
opinionated (not neutral)67.290924.227
geriatric (not vibrant)66.910825.525
awkward (not suspicious)66.920624.9205
kind (not cruel)66.870921.3212
strict (not lenient)66.644926.1213
monochrome (not multicolored)66.431830.392
sickly (not healthy)66.414221.7200
resigned (not resistant)66.43126.7216
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)66.225922.220
no-nonsense (not dramatic)66.131128.194
deep (not epic)66.018225.112
stuttering (not rhythmic)65.714026.222
realistic (not fantastical)65.745831.118
🐐 (not 🦒)65.639125.014
overachiever (not underachiever)65.681325.615
weakass (not badass)65.616523.610
codependent (not independent)65.525428.0207
master (not apprentice)65.366624.794
🤖 (not 👻)65.228531.517
tactful (not indiscreet)65.151323.011
tasteful (not lewd)65.156325.3199
mundane (not extraordinary)65.015526.3232
passive (not assertive)65.015624.3212
🌟 (not 💩)65.078023.36
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)65.025023.428
hurried (not leisurely)64.938224.7228
pacifist (not ferocious)64.825826.1167
self-conscious (not self-assured)64.815628.0197
insecure (not confident)64.519425.9200
smooth (not rough)64.535525.7205
awkward (not charming)64.225723.6229
linear (not circular)64.226531.117
modest (not flamboyant)63.950028.7216
cosmopolitan (not provincial)63.937629.3206
ugly (not beautiful)63.813723.877
mature (not juvenile)63.853826.075
legit (not scrub)63.880828.114
vulnerable (not armoured)63.725629.1205
western (not eastern)63.747233.818
puny (not mighty)63.516321.4242
repetitive (not varied)63.543725.3100
reserved (not chatty)63.344426.5211
moody (not stable)63.067027.9175
deep (not shallow)63.056727.830
obsessed (not aloof)62.858627.1191
mathematical (not literary)62.827231.0219
perceptive (not unobservant)62.895330.125
twitchy (not still)62.757823.732
repulsive (not attractive)62.621223.7203
prestigious (not disreputable)62.663327.6211
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.548026.516
official (not backdoor)62.435230.7217
earth (not air)62.461228.714
literal (not metaphorical)62.356729.1166
thinker (not doer)62.220229.925
down2earth (not head@clouds)62.152030.6200
💀 (not 🎃)62.150932.424
cringeworthy (not inspiring)61.936225.262
water (not fire)61.830925.117
devout (not heathen)61.548124.9191
shy (not playful)61.418022.7225
shy (not bold)61.311625.6203
gracious (not feisty)61.319425.1216
frenzied (not sleepy)61.396429.826
interested (not bored)61.377927.513
Pepsi (not Coke)61.317236.828
important (not irrelevant)61.1101127.818
reliable (not experimental)61.156526.828
worldly (not innocent)60.981127.4195
curious (not apathetic)60.977926.6190
moderate (not extreme)60.927630.1201
lover (not fighter)60.944523.517
frugal (not lavish)60.654128.6213
active (not slothful)60.5103022.8158
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.447225.914
soulful (not soulless)60.390326.482
specialist (not generalist)60.359828.571
🙃 (not 🥰)60.344029.328
meek (not bossy)60.226226.5219
libertarian (not socialist)60.044427.4166
clean (not perverted)60.075425.112
genius (not dunce)59.979222.6225
🤺 (not 🏌)59.986131.911
logical (not emotional)59.744329.3216
ranged (not melee)59.746027.118
factual (not exaggerating)59.751633.915
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.653228.4231
realist (not idealist)59.650628.177
reclusive (not social)59.642218.725
persistent (not quitter)59.6126028.316
intense (not lighthearted)59.581226.424
uninspiring (not charismatic)59.415326.0222
reasonable (not deranged)59.462824.89
🤔 (not 🤫)59.357726.619
off-key (not musical)59.352127.334
good-humored (not angry)59.160022.9194
flimsy (not sturdy)59.127127.124
well behaved (not mischievous)59.042729.2209
hoarder (not unprepared)59.065224.8168
egalitarian (not racist)58.8106022.617
demanding (not unchallenging)58.898531.622
factual (not poetic)58.760332.022
political (not nonpolitical)58.661628.0188
realistic (not ambitious)58.630533.014
demure (not vain)58.447726.9210
non-gamer (not gamer)58.469038.415
sage (not whippersnapper)58.342928.722
soft (not hard)58.247326.3189
crazy (not sane)58.256720.88
transient (not permanent)58.132029.897
prideful (not envious)58.197331.531
desperate (not high standards)58.135833.425
industrial (not domestic)58.054028.969
objective (not subjective)58.036827.888
weird (not normal)57.969726.0201
arcane (not mainstream)57.959828.3214
cooperative (not competitive)57.837629.6202
📉 (not 📈)57.722631.721
vanilla (not kinky)57.652930.0228
resourceful (not helpless)57.6107828.666
oblivious (not alert)57.634628.19
noob (not pro)57.524123.510
empath (not psychopath)57.574525.521
go-getter (not slugabed)57.4111525.511
slow (not fast)57.323324.7214
Greek (not Roman)57.332633.522
claustrophobic (not spelunker)57.329424.019
treasure (not trash)57.2100930.440
French (not Russian)57.269035.221
loyal (not traitorous)57.1100430.0201
🧕 (not 💃)57.031829.925
forgiving (not vengeful)56.957626.4203
heroic (not villainous)56.892323.5202
creepy (not disarming)56.729326.984
accommodating (not stubborn)56.724632.122
unfixable (not fixable)56.638830.320
good-cook (not bad-cook)56.648533.95
patient (not impatient)56.539729.984
empirical (not theoretical)56.461531.4212
biased (not impartial)56.495226.9195
genuine (not sarcastic)56.360026.8220
thin (not thick)56.371623.3130
gendered (not androgynous)56.3120827.488
nihilist (not existentialist)56.331431.358
regular (not zany)56.340534.315
🤐 (not 😜)56.359022.210
low-tech (not high-tech)56.259825.8166
morning lark (not night owl)56.241332.1114
romantic (not dispassionate)56.288927.626
jealous (not compersive)56.158926.4173
close-minded (not open-minded)56.040727.0236
honorable (not cunning)55.969227.8232
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.845929.7190
orange (not purple)55.553230.8151
👽 (not 🤡)55.563725.613
tiresome (not interesting)55.225727.9197
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.227029.5108
wavering (not resolute)55.225934.911
cold (not warm)55.155423.6167
entitled (not grateful)55.163729.825
hesitant (not decisive)55.031727.9226
philosophical (not real)54.929829.5135
monastic (not hedonist)54.941525.514
😈 (not 😇)54.958624.214
complimentary (not insulting)54.566127.983
stinky (not fresh)54.535324.016
minimalist (not pack rat)54.365827.621
uncreative (not open to new experinces)54.230626.5186
soft (not hard)54.253828.381
selfish (not altruistic)54.157326.2195
normie (not freak)54.152725.530
judgemental (not accepting)54.067829.4148
atheist (not theist)54.077327.959
roundabout (not direct)53.931327.4194
humorless (not funny)53.848925.4209
🐷 (not 🐮)53.841328.915
stingy (not generous)53.649428.932
punchable (not loveable)53.547034.530
straight (not queer)53.4110630.779
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.359125.118
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.265931.817
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.185727.622
average (not deviant)53.045125.4149
individualist (not communal)53.081828.885
angelic (not demonic)52.976622.8188
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)52.952827.821
warm (not quarrelsome)52.857426.0199
luddite (not technophile)52.667925.9170
arrogant (not humble)52.379926.6210
authoritarian (not democratic)52.360829.9183
suspicious (not trusting)52.177528.9193
wise (not foolish)52.178126.5214
involved (not remote)52.1108025.5207
🤣 (not 😊)52.052229.314
extravagant (not thrifty)52.066330.029
sober (not indulgent)51.960429.2204
vegan (not cannibal)51.868828.123
straightforward (not cryptic)51.7103429.6204
neurotypical (not autistic)51.7116126.7198
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.758133.3144
bashful (not exhibitionist)51.740730.614
lustful (not chaste)51.679127.8182
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.665630.725
masculine (not feminine)51.582922.5244
sexual (not asexual)51.596133.525
charming (not trusting)51.475824.6213
one-faced (not two-faced)51.489433.924
overprepared (not efficient)51.327828.216
salacious (not wholesome)51.260530.211
attentive (not interrupting)51.268833.619
profound (not ironic)51.164029.215
hypocritical (not equitable)51.062027.895
clumsy (not coordinated)50.843529.1208
sweet (not bitter)50.269225.7236
short (not tall)50.758023.2191
pure (not debased)50.673426.3173
child free (not pronatalist)50.496229.3140
nurturing (not poisonous)50.485124.992

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Peter (0.777)
  2. Cyril Figgis (0.772)
  3. Waylon Smithers (0.765)
  4. Ross Geller (0.762)
  5. Simon Tam (0.75)
  1. Bart Simpson (-0.59)
  2. Jason Mendoza (-0.589)
  3. Joey Tribbiani (-0.582)
  4. Michael Kelso (-0.549)
  5. Penny (-0.548)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.3)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.22)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.13)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.09)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.01)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.09)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.1)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.12)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.12)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.15)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.16)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.17)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.22)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.24)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.32)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.34)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.35)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.37)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.37)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.4)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.41)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.48)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.65)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.66)


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