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O'Brien Descriptive Personality Statistics

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O'Brien is a character from Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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
strict (not lenient)97.712.78
scheduled (not spontaneous)94.5149.117
confident (not insecure)94.3109.59
driven (not unambitious)93.9579.87
deliberate (not spontaneous)93.679.214
authoritarian (not democratic)93.42310.811
decisive (not hesitant)93.298.011
🙃 (not 🥰)93.219.410
🐷 (not 🐮)93.027.78
worldly (not innocent)92.848.914
punchable (not loveable)92.3319.813
persistent (not quitter)92.21917.48
concrete (not abstract)91.636.77
two-faced (not one-faced)91.13310.68
soulless (not soulful)90.71811.99
skeptical (not spiritual)90.42111.98
perceptive (not unobservant)90.213812.312
utilitarian (not decorative)90.1711.911
privileged (not oppressed)89.711019.012
conservative (not liberal)89.61811.810
political (not nonpolitical)89.55210.917
corporate (not freelance)89.51513.915
self-assured (not self-conscious)89.32110.910
competent (not incompetent)89.021916.831
work-first (not family-first)88.88619.414
dominant (not submissive)88.32057.911
on-time (not tardy)88.115413.210
serious (not playful)88.11009.99
armoured (not vulnerable)88.14513.97
logical (not emotional)87.73511.711
bossy (not meek)87.621116.39
close-minded (not open-minded)87.35018.710
rich (not poor)87.023712.611
industrial (not domestic)86.9139.716
believable (not poorly-written)86.9508.47
genocidal (not not genocidal)86.94314.811
rational (not whimsical)86.85010.611
rigid (not flexible)86.8629.315
machiavellian (not transparent)86.64519.515
intense (not lighthearted)86.420113.014
cynical (not gullible)86.311217.612
no-nonsense (not dramatic)86.03721.07
distant (not touchy-feely)86.08511.09
demonic (not angelic)85.98821.49
important (not irrelevant)85.934016.015
suspicious (not awkward)85.7687.413
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)85.64519.59
traditional (not unorthodox)85.24021.311
fighter (not lover)85.26420.413
guarded (not open)85.125017.015
presidential (not folksy)85.07812.313
biased (not impartial)84.98325.312
master (not apprentice)84.728113.29
entitled (not grateful)84.717912.07
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)84.68519.013
intellectual (not physical)84.423213.98
formal (not intimate)84.46711.214
resourceful (not helpless)84.341221.813
🎩 (not 🧢)84.218824.211
prudish (not flirtatious)84.22615.98
pensive (not serene)84.12312.98
cruel (not kind)84.010014.27
cautious (not impulsive)83.85814.011
uncreative (not open to new experinces)83.52925.614
jaded (not innocent)83.523417.014
studious (not goof-off)83.433214.114
methodical (not astonishing)83.36926.911
stingy (not generous)83.311810.67
sexist (not feminist)83.29824.815
sturdy (not flimsy)83.122617.214
opinionated (not jealous)82.910610.98
tense (not relaxed)82.932621.410
judgemental (not accepting)82.920326.77
hard (not soft)82.717218.612
dispassionate (not romantic)82.73330.411
cocky (not timid)82.739911.312
never cries (not often crying)82.716829.99
workaholic (not slacker)82.654613.610
patriotic (not unpatriotic)82.614625.210
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.646825.510
tight (not loose)82.616520.514
paranoid (not naive)82.66315.87
ferocious (not pacifist)82.525715.211
valedictorian (not drop out)82.237617.531
assertive (not passive)82.137020.612
💔 (not 💝)82.18814.47
💩 (not 🌟)81.98024.335
unemotional (not emotional)81.93919.717
poisonous (not nurturing)81.818814.513
prideful (not envious)81.810510.86
🦇 (not 🐿)81.410920.210
demanding (not unchallenging)81.347018.715
masculine (not feminine)81.247316.817
orderly (not chaotic)81.118825.210
hard (not soft)81.121719.217
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)80.97220.411
😈 (not 😇)80.822612.312
hunter (not gatherer)80.825526.69
regular (not zany)80.72019.49
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.77223.433
cannibal (not vegan)80.615423.432
pro (not noob)80.552323.611
Roman (not Greek)80.5919.029
mad (not glad)80.419612.316
stoic (not expressive)80.29212.510
villainous (not heroic)80.113425.49
straight (not queer)79.945022.38
earth (not air)79.911522.17
captain (not first-mate)79.833120.99
socialist (not libertarian)79.8524.114
sheriff (not outlaw)79.722024.611
devoted (not unfaithful)79.676819.415
💀 (not 🎃)79.515127.111
winter (not summer)79.517518.911
obedient (not rebellious)79.49928.118
active (not slothful)79.36529.19
🥾 (not 👟)79.317628.59
extreme (not moderate)79.243226.013
asexual (not sexual)79.08921.210
still (not twitchy)78.97915.114
alpha (not beta)78.948523.314
suspicious (not trusting)78.829622.917
practical (not imaginative)78.627919.012
pointed (not random)78.549127.110
🧐 (not 😎)78.411220.232
subdued (not exuberant)78.43230.58
bold (not shy)78.38838.911
alert (not oblivious)78.243622.18
rock (not rap)78.140719.47
diligent (not lazy)78.0103324.113
arrogant (not humble)78.038127.912
🤐 (not 😜)78.018428.510
salacious (not wholesome)77.921020.58
analysis (not common sense)77.919321.619
cunning (not honorable)77.822818.614
old (not young)77.822110.512
secretive (not open-book)77.642520.711
unfixable (not fixable)77.512025.817
thick-skinned (not sensitive)77.414823.07
resolute (not wavering)77.333226.97
cold (not warm)77.224124.817
psychopath (not empath)77.123923.116
mature (not juvenile)76.937620.411
🧕 (not 💃)76.94018.810
narcissistic (not low self esteem)76.636515.99
high IQ (not low IQ)76.587121.311
🤖 (not 👻)75.911822.611
🐴 (not 🦄)75.926127.415
selfish (not altruistic)75.832425.614
money-focused (not love-focused)75.821022.113
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)75.624419.014
receiving (not giving)75.524929.111
fearmongering (not reassuring)75.323431.313
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.226928.934
gendered (not androgynous)75.291429.214
ugly (not beautiful)75.05928.011
macho (not metrosexual)75.016327.332
hoarder (not unprepared)74.817913.012
gloomy (not sunny)74.737325.914
geriatric (not vibrant)74.74725.511
traitorous (not loyal)74.615329.814
chortling (not giggling)74.626325.18
child free (not pronatalist)74.533131.229
bookish (not sporty)74.563816.88
sad (not happy)74.432922.810
offended (not chill)74.334725.212
urban (not rural)74.350532.510
serious (not bold)74.216232.410
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.158417.613
businesslike (not chivalrous)74.130827.416
high-tech (not low-tech)74.033021.19
dramatic (not comedic)74.056922.711
atheist (not theist)73.937028.819
antagonist (not protagonist)73.916829.819
quarrelsome (not warm)73.942730.115
mighty (not puny)73.762218.013
neat (not messy)73.657921.715
stubborn (not accommodating)73.674225.015
confidential (not gossiping)73.666924.915
fortunate (not unlucky)73.515622.311
pessimistic (not optimistic)73.525326.113
scientific (not artistic)73.442427.014
eloquent (not unpolished)73.156734.49
haunted (not blissful)72.561020.715
stoic (not hypochondriac)72.530327.78
humorless (not funny)72.319929.231
statist (not anarchist)72.322428.68
motivated (not unmotivated)72.2129127.111
rude (not respectful)72.129222.014
debased (not pure)72.035722.415
apathetic (not curious)71.94925.89
vintage (not trendy)71.769623.19
non-gamer (not gamer)71.650231.510
insider (not outsider)71.512137.012
Russian (not French)71.413731.527
bad-cook (not good-cook)71.328120.98
precise (not vague)70.959322.112
modest (not flamboyant)70.746430.111
builder (not explorer)70.524326.015
mysterious (not unambiguous)70.536336.58
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.491728.38
realistic (not fantastical)70.449826.715
interrupting (not attentive)70.336531.06
careful (not brave)70.216523.39
interesting (not tiresome)70.275725.311
complicated (not simple)70.271724.59
quiet (not loud)70.239914.58
basic (not hipster)70.045730.513
miserable (not joyful)69.954125.517
western (not eastern)69.838027.113
minimalist (not pack rat)69.827428.433
involved (not remote)69.769629.812
water (not fire)69.729526.17
🐐 (not 🦒)69.634126.28
sober (not indulgent)69.329326.78
profound (not ironic)69.321125.310
frenzied (not sleepy)69.091013.710
conventional (not creative)68.932730.519
slow-talking (not fast-talking)68.916517.811
overachiever (not underachiever)68.9103633.47
🤡 (not 👽)68.722528.77
picky (not always down)68.744725.826
historical (not modern)68.540626.313
wise (not foolish)68.455130.18
thick (not thin)68.331128.78
repulsive (not attractive)68.219522.311
badass (not weakass)67.9104723.79
politically correct (not edgy)67.833129.49
creepy (not disarming)67.820434.611
factual (not exaggerating)67.847333.09
self-improving (not self-destructive)67.734228.99
bad boy (not white knight)67.742830.313
feisty (not gracious)67.681218.79
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)67.531238.68
opinionated (not neutral)67.5127127.715
deviant (not average)67.366931.212
tactful (not indiscreet)67.360836.119
obsessed (not aloof)67.163025.813
genius (not dunce)67.085518.99
linear (not circular)67.022331.18
dry (not moist)66.735131.49
coordinated (not clumsy)66.693733.68
introvert (not extrovert)66.636116.67
😬 (not 😏)66.528332.831
blacksmith (not tailor)66.536133.88
vengeful (not forgiving)66.359025.38
trolling (not triggered)66.318633.17
cryptic (not straightforward)66.217124.511
jealous (not compersive)66.247128.612
reasoned (not instinctual)65.834130.419
OCD (not ADHD)65.876028.415
🤺 (not 🏌)65.697533.127
night owl (not morning lark)65.672928.910
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.558129.130
queen (not princess)65.481134.67
official (not backdoor)65.438432.012
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.261033.49
competitive (not cooperative)65.185331.09
bitter (not sweet)65.157025.815
proper (not scandalous)65.158932.18
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.077229.58
purple (not orange)64.939730.124
🥴 (not 🥳)64.553427.213
long-winded (not concise)64.534023.311
neurotypical (not autistic)64.3105925.19
insulting (not complimentary)64.352220.910
goth (not flower child)64.237023.811
devout (not heathen)64.057733.313
animalistic (not human)63.923232.511
deep (not epic)63.733518.610
oxymoron (not tautology)63.632428.67
tame (not wild)63.543327.212
interested (not bored)63.5105329.323
sickly (not healthy)63.425429.814
sorrowful (not cheery)63.380718.49
technophile (not luddite)63.343827.536
monochrome (not multicolored)63.355134.511
jock (not nerd)63.252831.014
mathematical (not literary)63.136834.87
trash (not treasure)63.022434.319
🐀 (not 🐘)63.045433.39
high standards (not desperate)63.080733.111
depressed (not bright)62.851021.313
😭 (not 😀)62.549825.112
street-smart (not sheltered)62.493230.710
racist (not egalitarian)62.418130.715
cosmopolitan (not provincial)62.357530.510
fresh (not stinky)62.3107126.49
efficient (not overprepared)62.293935.912
normie (not freak)62.050027.912
cringeworthy (not inspiring)61.946715.89
hard-work (not natural-talent)61.787722.87
proactive (not reactive)61.730730.314
permanent (not transient)61.564628.710
repetitive (not varied)61.566629.120
angry (not good-humored)61.355927.77
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.2108929.310
playful (not shy)61.1109524.322
classical (not avant-garde)61.175134.012
go-getter (not slugabed)61.1149026.98
factual (not poetic)61.175832.87
🧠 (not 💪)60.9113734.418
sage (not whippersnapper)60.951032.412
🏀 (not 🎨)60.954328.99
calm (not anxious)60.847335.210
slovenly (not stylish)60.742530.019
scrub (not legit)60.522933.510
indie (not pop)60.595928.311
🥶 (not 🥵)60.444831.811
wooden (not plastic)60.3111836.17
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)60.264444.110
variable (not consistent)60.239328.46
🤑 (not 🤠)60.053323.110
Coke (not Pepsi)60.041535.29
introspective (not not introspective)59.7103223.28
punk rock (not preppy)59.661537.68
rugged (not refined)59.565026.910
traumatized (not flourishing)59.4104935.47
Italian (not Swedish)59.369825.47
mundane (not extraordinary)59.132230.210
patient (not impatient)59.150433.643
🤣 (not 😊)59.149321.57
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)58.939628.531
contrarian (not yes-man)58.898041.69
real (not philosophical)58.7103624.515
enslaved (not emancipated)58.627034.411
barbaric (not civilized)58.543824.912
pretentious (not unassuming)58.586433.013
private (not gregarious)58.3104031.914
shallow (not deep)58.342332.010
sarcastic (not genuine)58.270932.226
specialist (not generalist)58.292732.413
frugal (not lavish)58.185323.28
chic (not cheesy)58.167623.412
works hard (not plays hard)57.9115235.414
fast (not slow)57.9126032.411
claustrophobic (not spelunker)57.939431.77
charming (not trusting)57.880432.911
perverted (not clean)57.850834.811
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.767335.010
side character (not main character)57.584429.7298
English (not German)57.4160633.27
monotone (not expressive)57.251236.29
objective (not subjective)57.156436.039
reclusive (not social)57.168531.410
vain (not demure)57.079734.310
nihilist (not existentialist)56.935725.217
metaphorical (not literal)56.840433.712
reliable (not experimental)56.890234.211
moody (not stable)56.4117031.311
tall (not short)56.499627.133
lost (not enlightened)56.485930.810
hypocritical (not equitable)56.368737.47
ludicrous (not sensible)56.262232.49
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)56.273132.69
🧗 (not 🛌)56.1115032.111
idealist (not realist)55.877037.513
sane (not crazy)55.879425.512
smooth (not rough)55.683827.38
direct (not roundabout)55.5129029.113
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)55.379328.711
everyman (not chosen one)55.368531.87
kinky (not vanilla)55.285437.618
scholarly (not crafty)55.264832.89
independent (not codependent)55.1116931.37
cultured (not rustic)55.1111437.09
empirical (not theoretical)55.093431.510
mainstream (not arcane)54.960736.58
📉 (not 📈)54.937332.39
off-key (not musical)54.893719.48
charming (not awkward)54.7116328.012
dog person (not cat person)54.488136.75
washed (not muddy)54.3115340.410
ambitious (not realistic)54.2113730.46
sugarcoated (not frank)54.032735.412
knowledgeable (not ignorant)53.9139630.110
cool (not dorky)53.8105227.69
doer (not thinker)53.7125734.49
thrifty (not extravagant)53.694312.05
🐒 (not 🐩)53.580936.910
🤫 (not 🤔)53.456934.838
tasteful (not lewd)53.3128933.527
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.2120719.811
weird (not normal)53.1114727.116
leisurely (not hurried)53.166632.330
manicured (not scruffy)53.1122724.010
disreputable (not prestigious)52.961940.317
penny-pincher (not overspender)52.9105035.412
deranged (not reasonable)52.876032.714
well behaved (not mischievous)52.578037.315
centrist (not radical)52.576136.113
quirky (not predictable)52.499532.112
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.367336.410
chatty (not reserved)51.696628.711
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.6102435.312
spicy (not mild)51.5124628.111
resigned (not resistant)51.529531.931
chaste (not lustful)51.480432.912
communal (not individualist)51.171735.518
hedonist (not monastic)51.0112128.210
ranged (not melee)50.8124832.514

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Tywin Lannister (0.845)
  2. Agent Smith (0.834)
  3. Alexander Conklin (0.831)
  4. Coriolanus Snow (0.824)
  5. Nurse Mildred Ratched (0.821)
  6. Thomas Matthews (0.817)
  7. Colonel Graff (0.81)
  8. Doc (0.808)
  9. Ash (0.807)
  10. John Smith (0.799)
  1. Dory (-0.663)
  2. Brittany Pierce (-0.644)
  3. Rex (-0.636)
  4. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.63)
  5. Fez (-0.625)
  6. Pumbaa (-0.624)
  7. Jason Mendoza (-0.62)
  8. Pippin Took (-0.618)
  9. Olaf (-0.618)
  10. Lucy Moran (-0.618)

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 O'Brien to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way O'Brien is described identify as.

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


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