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Elliot Alderson Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Elliot Alderson is a character from Mr. Robot.

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 2,000 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
introvert (not extrovert)97.615.157
private (not gregarious)96.616.251
traumatized (not flourishing)95.746.550
reserved (not chatty)95.457.637
high IQ (not low IQ)95.4457.746
high-tech (not low-tech)95.21113.648
nerd (not jock)95.0318.549
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)94.72914.043
tense (not relaxed)94.31310.646
reclusive (not social)94.3510.645
night owl (not morning lark)93.8312.453
🧠 (not 💪)93.73213.0110
intellectual (not physical)93.3259.349
gloomy (not sunny)93.399.139
anxious (not calm)93.2109.140
quiet (not loud)93.0413.560
secretive (not open-book)93.03014.865
distant (not touchy-feely)93.01510.926
guarded (not open)92.82314.555
conspiracist (not sheeple)92.7813.660
sorrowful (not cheery)92.51010.638
genius (not dunce)92.2449.853
haunted (not blissful)91.91610.422
pro (not noob)91.710916.453
confidential (not gossiping)91.64013.452
shy (not playful)91.519.449
complicated (not simple)91.12518.842
freelance (not corporate)90.94812.951
backdoor (not official)90.8810.232
sad (not happy)90.51216.150
skeptical (not spiritual)90.12417.644
anarchist (not statist)89.81316.436
unorthodox (not traditional)89.55313.736
mysterious (not unambiguous)89.31414.048
chosen one (not everyman)89.3720.524
mathematical (not literary)89.11018.257
miserable (not joyful)88.64311.554
deep (not epic)88.6210.629
awkward (not charming)88.51820.577
analysis (not common sense)88.22516.327
moody (not stable)88.110017.652
important (not irrelevant)88.123318.139
paranoid (not naive)88.11718.818
🤐 (not 😜)88.01719.782
depressed (not bright)87.81521.832
freak (not normie)87.65717.532
bookish (not sporty)87.621315.354
winter (not summer)87.63625.220
arcane (not mainstream)87.51818.341
monochrome (not multicolored)87.22417.538
egalitarian (not racist)87.227313.457
intense (not lighthearted)87.217219.842
perceptive (not unobservant)87.227118.753
👽 (not 🤡)87.11413.084
sickly (not healthy)86.81710.465
atheist (not theist)86.82920.353
deep (not shallow)86.84114.964
frugal (not lavish)86.41718.445
indie (not pop)86.44917.329
weird (not normal)86.311219.753
contrarian (not yes-man)86.33616.820
interesting (not tiresome)86.29611.240
outlaw (not sheriff)86.212720.938
introspective (not not introspective)85.13721.346
radical (not centrist)84.63819.920
cold (not warm)84.612717.134
rebellious (not obedient)84.629920.546
punk rock (not preppy)84.413619.370
head@clouds (not down2earth)84.29621.450
liberal (not conservative)84.210619.258
timid (not cocky)84.21820.112
dramatic (not comedic)83.916420.136
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.910221.546
creative (not conventional)83.613321.649
modern (not historical)83.67821.941
pessimistic (not optimistic)83.56818.042
😭 (not 😀)83.22223.395
individualist (not communal)83.116524.657
two-faced (not one-faced)83.112121.134
deviant (not average)82.815321.559
modest (not flamboyant)82.39921.760
🧢 (not 🎩)82.312525.592
variable (not consistent)82.32224.949
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)82.25423.160
serious (not playful)82.127620.844
insecure (not confident)81.95722.851
crazy (not sane)81.915616.839
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.930722.558
🥴 (not 🥳)81.85019.495
specialist (not generalist)81.85724.044
technophile (not luddite)81.79627.043
extreme (not moderate)81.733820.148
studious (not goof-off)81.640920.955
urban (not rural)81.321325.451
utilitarian (not decorative)81.28321.154
bad-cook (not good-cook)81.18124.317
resourceful (not helpless)81.060326.662
subdued (not exuberant)80.91124.541
diligent (not lazy)80.989120.152
claustrophobic (not spelunker)80.72523.541
believable (not poorly-written)80.730519.763
quirky (not predictable)80.511323.624
minimalist (not pack rat)80.44722.942
workaholic (not slacker)80.367623.849
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.146922.150
unpatriotic (not patriotic)80.11424.441
💀 (not 🎃)79.814625.277
goth (not flower child)79.611920.025
slovenly (not stylish)79.57823.734
motivated (not unmotivated)79.596721.318
driven (not unambitious)79.482620.538
🦇 (not 🐿)79.314127.497
suspicious (not trusting)79.228625.939
young (not old)79.243519.435
works hard (not plays hard)79.139925.741
English (not German)79.134924.149
competent (not incompetent)79.068524.145
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.027020.688
pensive (not serene)79.011626.320
monotone (not expressive)79.07130.029
🛌 (not 🧗)78.98625.898
scruffy (not manicured)78.620425.643
alert (not oblivious)78.641826.244
obsessed (not aloof)78.623623.436
🧕 (not 💃)78.62724.791
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.633622.428
hurried (not leisurely)78.58420.049
extraordinary (not mundane)78.342330.345
frank (not sugarcoated)78.146422.926
angry (not good-humored)77.616122.934
child free (not pronatalist)77.524027.250
low self esteem (not narcissistic)77.49730.152
quarrelsome (not warm)77.233921.651
mad (not glad)77.028219.543
off-key (not musical)76.911519.349
thrifty (not extravagant)76.911821.418
prudish (not flirtatious)76.812118.218
cryptic (not straightforward)76.84028.861
🐀 (not 🐘)76.411125.9103
shy (not bold)76.34428.841
protagonist (not antagonist)76.160725.218
chaotic (not orderly)76.035129.940
cynical (not gullible)76.043324.526
👟 (not 🥾)75.917928.1108
stoic (not expressive)75.916527.938
twitchy (not still)75.831422.222
🐒 (not 🐩)75.713626.585
🎨 (not 🏀)75.558425.370
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)75.414931.1112
oppressed (not privileged)75.413822.361
tight (not loose)75.342729.651
persistent (not quitter)75.1130828.446
opinionated (not jealous)75.150923.517
fast (not slow)75.053425.842
😬 (not 😏)75.010731.7109
experimental (not reliable)74.924428.049
mischievous (not well behaved)74.856525.049
self-conscious (not self-assured)74.89328.063
rough (not smooth)74.723021.938
fearmongering (not reassuring)74.624626.019
demure (not vain)74.313726.244
machiavellian (not transparent)74.228327.330
thin (not thick)74.128525.657
feminist (not sexist)74.171117.739
rigid (not flexible)74.130724.541
vintage (not trendy)74.058822.621
pointed (not random)73.970526.835
🤖 (not 👻)73.914430.3116
🙃 (not 🥰)73.824930.9113
overachiever (not underachiever)73.783024.723
poor (not rich)73.624821.336
ranged (not melee)73.67629.041
natural-talent (not hard-work)73.68528.530
beautiful (not ugly)73.3101022.647
dispassionate (not romantic)73.311726.359
avant-garde (not classical)73.116422.436
edgy (not politically correct)73.040827.146
methodical (not astonishing)72.935627.863
democratic (not authoritarian)72.628128.649
nihilist (not existentialist)72.64332.338
meek (not bossy)72.615616.850
remote (not involved)72.53725.835
triggered (not trolling)72.529728.345
🥶 (not 🥵)72.514329.681
poisonous (not nurturing)72.432022.936
zany (not regular)72.342726.944
opinionated (not neutral)72.2106927.526
scientific (not artistic)72.045828.075
purple (not orange)71.921326.239
transient (not permanent)71.88428.832
vengeful (not forgiving)71.746621.953
slow-talking (not fast-talking)71.712628.353
gamer (not non-gamer)71.720829.123
asexual (not sexual)71.618329.933
rugged (not refined)71.537226.641
💔 (not 💝)71.426930.076
heathen (not devout)71.223431.738
autistic (not neurotypical)71.24327.439
🤺 (not 🏌)71.173626.495
efficient (not overprepared)71.138327.347
deranged (not reasonable)71.032526.246
socialist (not libertarian)70.92837.039
🌟 (not 💩)70.896627.688
resistant (not resigned)70.666028.352
🧐 (not 😎)70.430529.498
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.450829.342
cautious (not impulsive)70.239527.545
🤠 (not 🤑)70.255028.681
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.231223.746
entitled (not grateful)70.148119.119
devoted (not unfaithful)70.0122330.025
political (not nonpolitical)69.844834.349
abstract (not concrete)69.823733.942
street-smart (not sheltered)69.867532.836
stuttering (not rhythmic)69.712727.747
heroic (not villainous)69.796918.352
creepy (not disarming)69.617522.053
fighter (not lover)69.640826.927
Coke (not Pepsi)69.59631.528
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.385126.263
OCD (not ADHD)69.063432.835
metrosexual (not macho)68.951023.843
bashful (not exhibitionist)68.613034.935
loyal (not traitorous)68.2121422.633
bitter (not sweet)68.247726.738
indulgent (not sober)68.054430.233
humorless (not funny)68.027625.256
fire (not water)68.070531.830
muddy (not washed)68.026931.427
unlucky (not fortunate)67.942425.747
main character (not side character)67.963134.88
wooden (not plastic)67.869930.817
wise (not foolish)67.757623.464
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.744132.296
chivalrous (not businesslike)67.639527.925
chortling (not giggling)67.560330.446
serious (not bold)67.433830.261
profound (not ironic)67.326331.732
demanding (not unchallenging)67.2110030.520
loveable (not punchable)67.071125.653
treasure (not trash)66.6122231.441
logical (not emotional)66.542528.760
wild (not tame)66.579426.346
masculine (not feminine)66.388723.838
master (not apprentice)66.388030.145
😊 (not 🤣)66.269027.3103
attentive (not interrupting)66.253635.826
deliberate (not spontaneous)66.181327.036
drop out (not valedictorian)66.136430.440
geriatric (not vibrant)66.017428.541
dry (not moist)66.037030.353
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.943427.541
factual (not exaggerating)65.754632.115
dorky (not cool)65.646729.245
attractive (not repulsive)65.5113528.164
impatient (not patient)65.578926.136
🐐 (not 🦒)65.557029.980
lost (not enlightened)65.549027.758
giving (not receiving)65.578524.515
cunning (not honorable)65.345229.760
human (not animalistic)65.1106829.944
crafty (not scholarly)65.074331.552
hoarder (not unprepared)64.863830.042
kind (not cruel)64.7111223.156
unpolished (not eloquent)64.538731.138
messy (not neat)64.445032.354
🐮 (not 🐷)64.443622.165
psychopath (not empath)64.243227.728
cultured (not rustic)64.176431.823
love-focused (not money-focused)63.7105128.218
tactful (not indiscreet)63.676433.734
worldly (not innocent)63.5104327.848
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.529731.711
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.345332.6103
legit (not scrub)63.1116230.233
rational (not whimsical)63.077630.253
stinky (not fresh)63.032224.937
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)62.863933.1114
biased (not impartial)62.795426.245
hesitant (not decisive)62.427230.239
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')62.210835.625
cat person (not dog person)62.260132.322
factual (not poetic)61.972731.063
hipster (not basic)61.538928.943
captain (not first-mate)61.576233.530
vegan (not cannibal)61.472229.838
insulting (not complimentary)61.060427.838
vulnerable (not armoured)60.942333.157
jaded (not innocent)60.9105731.419
philosophical (not real)60.726530.249
judgemental (not accepting)60.772329.239
disreputable (not prestigious)60.739334.841
go-getter (not slugabed)60.7150529.236
circular (not linear)60.742334.756
flimsy (not sturdy)60.633129.741
not genocidal (not genocidal)60.6121828.322
awkward (not suspicious)60.341531.849
unassuming (not pretentious)60.346530.348
Greek (not Roman)60.326834.033
passive (not assertive)60.229828.733
precise (not vague)60.1104531.747
independent (not codependent)60.1102438.058
chaste (not lustful)59.854128.732
badass (not weakass)59.8128031.326
scheduled (not spontaneous)59.692430.450
work-first (not family-first)59.476429.628
open-minded (not close-minded)59.493932.239
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.351131.970
strict (not lenient)59.283826.741
concise (not long-winded)59.263930.618
compersive (not jealous)59.168927.038
sage (not whippersnapper)59.157825.042
no-nonsense (not dramatic)59.065131.950
industrial (not domestic)59.067233.152
unfixable (not fixable)59.045730.841
submissive (not dominant)58.848331.247
short (not tall)58.859023.846
feisty (not gracious)58.6115128.247
emancipated (not enslaved)58.2119134.450
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.275535.352
western (not eastern)58.0116229.927
frenzied (not sleepy)58.0149029.250
desperate (not high standards)57.850232.127
outsider (not insider)57.778844.651
folksy (not presidential)57.768428.234
unemotional (not emotional)57.733935.524
tasteful (not lewd)57.6112830.451
competitive (not cooperative)57.4105833.139
😈 (not 😇)57.176525.4108
ambitious (not realistic)57.1102134.932
oxymoron (not tautology)57.180131.661
humble (not arrogant)57.070227.040
ferocious (not pacifist)56.7105330.140
civilized (not barbaric)56.6121127.547
🤫 (not 🤔)56.544738.386
rude (not respectful)56.461829.946
altruistic (not selfish)56.4100433.338
queer (not straight)56.434531.445
metaphorical (not literal)56.242531.854
active (not slothful)56.1159928.340
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.1104132.947
thinker (not doer)56.145833.417
uninspiring (not charismatic)56.025728.756
blacksmith (not tailor)55.761634.437
hard (not soft)55.696925.536
scandalous (not proper)55.587831.436
fantastical (not realistic)55.270237.827
🦄 (not 🐴)55.167536.088
stubborn (not accommodating)55.1141433.427
on-time (not tardy)55.0122632.024
picky (not always down)55.0100435.230
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.681333.255
often crying (not never cries)54.672231.317
intimate (not formal)54.590035.241
Russian (not French)54.355728.544
generous (not stingy)54.3116929.429
curious (not apathetic)54.2142034.445
resolute (not wavering)54.0140132.940
queen (not princess)53.9115730.121
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)53.796336.630
alpha (not beta)53.6116932.437
gendered (not androgynous)53.6174130.046
objective (not subjective)53.675935.238
mighty (not puny)53.5137229.352
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.554933.834
direct (not roundabout)53.4135735.551
sarcastic (not genuine)53.385233.651
idealist (not realist)53.385036.246
debased (not pure)53.283831.559
soulless (not soulful)53.242529.347
bad boy (not white knight)53.273926.222
imaginative (not practical)53.064735.751
trusting (not charming)52.981527.642
self-disciplined (not disorganized)52.8137037.554
mild (not spicy)52.866233.049
hunter (not gatherer)52.6102830.251
brave (not careful)52.5126929.548
offended (not chill)52.4109931.551
clean (not perverted)52.4129525.623
chic (not cheesy)52.486527.520
soft (not hard)52.285930.135
kinky (not vanilla)52.195730.648
angelic (not demonic)52.0112825.448
theoretical (not empirical)51.963232.456
monastic (not hedonist)51.976928.340
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)51.980131.829
coordinated (not clumsy)51.8132131.450
mature (not juvenile)51.8108328.752
interested (not bored)51.8153132.828
air (not earth)51.656736.421
Swedish (not Italian)51.390931.345
builder (not explorer)51.191931.748
repetitive (not varied)51.1123435.946
envious (not prideful)51.131229.532
salacious (not wholesome)51.082428.842
instinctual (not reasoned)50.1119132.036
sensible (not ludicrous)50.7122131.246
📉 (not 📈)50.353436.884
rock (not rap)50.7174934.220
reactive (not proactive)50.6113330.421
hypocritical (not equitable)50.588926.046

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Will Graham (0.766)
  2. Jughead Jones (0.72)
  3. Huck (0.718)
  4. Allison Reynolds (0.704)
  5. Rust Cohle (0.685)
  6. River Tam (0.66)
  7. Viktor (0.657)
  8. Dr. Horrible (0.656)
  9. Vanya Hargreeves (0.648)
  10. Jonathan Byers (0.636)
  1. Josh Chan (-0.525)
  2. Aaron Samuels (-0.449)
  3. Bianca Stratford (-0.443)
  4. Karen Smith (-0.412)
  5. Jules Louden (-0.394)
  6. Prince Stepan 'Stiva' Oblonsky (-0.393)
  7. June George (-0.389)
  8. Captain Hammer (-0.386)
  9. Midge Pinciotti (-0.382)
  10. Bob Pinciotti (-0.379)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Elliot Alderson to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Elliot Alderson is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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