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'Chief' Bromden Descriptive Personality Statistics

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'Chief' Bromden is a character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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
reserved (not chatty)96.436.632
tall (not short)95.859.359
guarded (not open)94.1117.930
quiet (not loud)93.9313.937
oppressed (not privileged)93.6513.484
confidential (not gossiping)93.5138.227
reclusive (not social)92.51413.554
slow-talking (not fast-talking)91.8212.380
perceptive (not unobservant)91.78315.188
indie (not pop)90.889.521
stoic (not expressive)90.5718.226
loyal (not traitorous)90.224216.425
secretive (not open-book)90.26517.8103
private (not gregarious)89.82617.046
humble (not arrogant)89.72112.238
genuine (not sarcastic)89.72711.335
no-nonsense (not dramatic)89.41817.028
badass (not weakass)89.325418.921
wise (not foolish)88.8509.126
patient (not impatient)88.21718.727
mysterious (not unambiguous)88.12418.033
vintage (not trendy)87.95310.416
soulful (not soulless)87.816115.830
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)87.73920.350
modest (not flamboyant)87.52221.131
sturdy (not flimsy)87.510915.382
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.519017.286
mighty (not puny)87.310817.535
deep (not shallow)87.04014.9117
shy (not playful)86.8612.534
monotone (not expressive)86.51819.919
distant (not touchy-feely)86.57521.715
introvert (not extrovert)86.34021.033
unassuming (not pretentious)86.11016.547
subdued (not exuberant)86.1115.982
still (not twitchy)85.92017.529
kind (not cruel)85.729717.838
sage (not whippersnapper)85.71615.581
heroic (not villainous)85.629816.436
cautious (not impulsive)85.24413.838
treasure (not trash)85.227016.2111
leisurely (not hurried)84.72614.425
masculine (not feminine)84.634417.549
never cries (not often crying)84.613620.417
egalitarian (not racist)84.543816.535
wooden (not plastic)84.54412.223
minimalist (not pack rat)84.41714.854
bashful (not exhibitionist)84.3521.016
loveable (not punchable)84.212618.898
important (not irrelevant)84.143019.536
arcane (not mainstream)83.86113.225
remote (not involved)83.7824.334
thick (not thin)83.76913.429
devoted (not unfaithful)83.652117.117
serious (not playful)83.523516.935
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.344015.732
compersive (not jealous)83.32318.528
introspective (not not introspective)83.26118.642
generous (not stingy)83.014315.116
🤐 (not 😜)82.77330.146
empath (not psychopath)82.619319.236
inspiring (not cringeworthy)82.511621.337
altruistic (not selfish)82.415515.948
earth (not air)82.47423.016
studious (not goof-off)82.337419.627
scruffy (not manicured)82.214314.728
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.237920.480
clean (not perverted)82.130320.119
🥾 (not 👟)81.912824.462
spiritual (not skeptical)81.83618.236
cooperative (not competitive)81.87817.424
first-mate (not captain)81.816825.443
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)81.88716.835
🤠 (not 🤑)81.811820.870
🌟 (not 💩)81.841421.759
mature (not juvenile)81.523818.631
asexual (not sexual)81.46519.828
grateful (not entitled)81.311320.031
rural (not urban)81.25620.343
poor (not rich)81.110724.124
stoic (not hypochondriac)81.19226.516
freelance (not corporate)81.029121.071
protagonist (not antagonist)80.936324.916
respectful (not rude)80.827320.424
quirky (not predictable)80.711222.415
legit (not scrub)80.630520.140
low-tech (not high-tech)80.511522.330
👽 (not 🤡)80.56422.144
sorrowful (not cheery)80.416013.522
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)80.415632.926
attentive (not interrupting)80.39524.428
demure (not vain)80.23817.829
family-first (not work-first)80.124316.838
calm (not anxious)79.78218.416
rock (not rap)79.431823.911
independent (not codependent)79.435524.633
alert (not oblivious)79.438520.759
macho (not metrosexual)79.48620.497
luddite (not technophile)79.24021.840
utilitarian (not decorative)79.113817.429
love-focused (not money-focused)79.051819.816
timid (not cocky)78.86016.023
honorable (not cunning)78.723623.5111
frugal (not lavish)78.611113.117
pro (not noob)78.660322.834
resourceful (not helpless)78.573025.338
sober (not indulgent)78.37626.126
😇 (not 😈)78.323121.567
interesting (not tiresome)78.237523.940
slovenly (not stylish)78.19917.230
equitable (not hypocritical)78.113121.086
diligent (not lazy)78.0103319.024
sensible (not ludicrous)78.023624.525
outsider (not insider)77.911229.145
chill (not offended)77.99123.583
🧕 (not 💃)77.83127.650
blacksmith (not tailor)77.812322.776
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)77.713926.330
factual (not exaggerating)77.719216.824
historical (not modern)77.418023.242
wholesome (not salacious)77.430524.241
nurturing (not poisonous)77.338819.029
punk rock (not preppy)77.025822.273
giving (not receiving)76.832528.19
works hard (not plays hard)76.648925.735
chaste (not lustful)76.58922.836
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.544429.133
not genocidal (not genocidal)76.560330.213
trusting (not charming)76.45518.726
haunted (not blissful)76.443421.731
coordinated (not clumsy)76.361523.646
shy (not bold)76.24522.528
resolute (not wavering)76.137225.552
angelic (not demonic)76.034126.527
frank (not sugarcoated)75.955832.013
realistic (not ambitious)75.87021.717
unlucky (not fortunate)75.718723.831
passive (not assertive)75.67425.447
competent (not incompetent)75.584424.741
🐘 (not 🐀)75.312129.953
traumatized (not flourishing)75.141626.2104
cryptic (not straightforward)75.15827.638
accepting (not judgemental)75.123730.525
believable (not poorly-written)74.970721.693
prudish (not flirtatious)74.916118.213
democratic (not authoritarian)74.720426.640
poetic (not factual)74.413826.482
😊 (not 🤣)74.235322.561
chortling (not giggling)74.229124.563
profound (not ironic)74.211425.632
muddy (not washed)74.115420.814
reliable (not experimental)74.034426.575
chivalrous (not businesslike)74.020625.030
reasonable (not deranged)73.940025.845
side character (not main character)73.937123.77
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.835124.561
provincial (not cosmopolitan)73.713427.621
thrifty (not extravagant)73.619624.227
🐮 (not 🐷)73.37026.749
opinionated (not jealous)73.360019.418
sad (not happy)73.137320.433
monastic (not hedonist)73.16826.336
radical (not centrist)73.024620.213
old (not young)72.632615.337
gloomy (not sunny)72.643720.289
dry (not moist)72.618822.767
rugged (not refined)72.534028.436
complimentary (not insulting)72.339622.251
one-faced (not two-faced)72.363732.625
low self esteem (not narcissistic)72.217218.567
consistent (not variable)72.137527.186
meek (not bossy)71.916524.323
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.825723.730
master (not apprentice)71.771928.141
theist (not atheist)71.716823.828
persistent (not quitter)71.7146028.942
tactful (not indiscreet)71.740928.847
deep (not epic)71.610431.032
metaphorical (not literal)71.310024.527
pure (not debased)71.242824.840
good-cook (not bad-cook)71.120920.920
miserable (not joyful)71.148424.946
western (not eastern)71.031631.744
rational (not whimsical)70.951825.936
genius (not dunce)70.870321.4120
warm (not quarrelsome)70.833522.537
night owl (not morning lark)70.756327.031
civilized (not barbaric)70.579220.633
efficient (not overprepared)70.541628.576
serious (not bold)70.127131.363
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)70.013824.579
dramatic (not comedic)70.074727.626
🧢 (not 🎩)69.845330.667
extraordinary (not mundane)69.675628.132
sweet (not bitter)69.248024.330
vegan (not cannibal)69.144825.661
awkward (not charming)69.025124.830
literary (not mathematical)69.046924.930
artistic (not scientific)68.945421.325
slothful (not active)68.88425.326
melee (not ranged)68.812933.768
well behaved (not mischievous)68.737127.925
scheduled (not spontaneous)68.766132.039
pacifist (not ferocious)68.630125.232
concise (not long-winded)68.527532.724
tasteful (not lewd)68.465726.634
armoured (not vulnerable)68.268329.541
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)68.227132.465
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)68.138728.950
street-smart (not sheltered)68.073830.628
straight (not queer)68.098330.633
tight (not loose)68.074024.971
intense (not lighthearted)67.985130.377
slow (not fast)67.812821.641
beautiful (not ugly)67.7121125.146
unchallenging (not demanding)67.612829.726
impartial (not biased)67.54826.821
rigid (not flexible)67.552627.428
cool (not dorky)67.560029.437
forgiving (not vengeful)67.454425.831
open-minded (not close-minded)67.460624.329
sane (not crazy)67.244224.241
liberal (not conservative)67.265731.255
prideful (not envious)67.288825.225
gracious (not feisty)67.017225.725
😭 (not 😀)67.034026.254
lover (not fighter)67.047932.425
🤫 (not 🤔)66.713335.262
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.557331.445
aloof (not obsessed)66.46224.422
neat (not messy)66.481229.140
creative (not conventional)66.358025.539
vanilla (not kinky)66.347028.330
high standards (not desperate)66.270129.728
high IQ (not low IQ)66.0130329.827
edgy (not politically correct)65.965926.623
🐒 (not 🐩)65.939628.737
chosen one (not everyman)65.953530.621
healthy (not sickly)65.3101427.034
non-gamer (not gamer)65.274535.821
unemotional (not emotional)65.122026.120
practical (not imaginative)65.079631.032
individualist (not communal)65.068333.035
realistic (not fantastical)64.970132.818
freak (not normie)64.961730.620
mild (not spicy)64.732826.533
workaholic (not slacker)64.7124326.126
🐴 (not 🦄)64.765438.169
🥴 (not 🥳)64.653127.151
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.543926.697
neutral (not opinionated)64.36433.830
enlightened (not lost)64.143633.199
realist (not idealist)64.054932.937
sleepy (not frenzied)63.95026.388
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.678329.119
folksy (not presidential)63.551534.778
📈 (not 📉)63.482131.850
orderly (not chaotic)63.373628.623
child free (not pronatalist)63.382528.623
complicated (not simple)63.396731.530
💪 (not 🧠)63.334828.654
🤺 (not 🏌)63.3107632.554
thinker (not doer)62.927738.327
English (not German)62.7140728.944
gendered (not androgynous)62.6151533.041
avant-garde (not classical)62.541729.221
proper (not scandalous)62.466724.421
prestigious (not disreputable)62.291434.529
hoarder (not unprepared)62.277625.717
orange (not purple)61.947433.236
fixable (not unfixable)61.779833.272
rustic (not cultured)61.739932.318
goth (not flower child)61.643030.910
weird (not normal)61.584027.631
devout (not heathen)61.468429.228
dog person (not cat person)61.462035.222
anarchist (not statist)61.157230.034
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.7119332.266
OCD (not ADHD)60.795327.620
vague (not precise)60.627931.434
conspiracist (not sheeple)60.596829.331
analysis (not common sense)60.573428.712
🥶 (not 🥵)60.345527.722
enslaved (not emancipated)60.224634.442
suspicious (not trusting)59.884831.240
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.760231.530
existentialist (not nihilist)59.789828.723
on-time (not tardy)59.7110631.021
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.799228.113
paranoid (not naive)59.787526.115
slugabed (not go-getter)59.612522.531
drop out (not valedictorian)59.648929.744
depressed (not bright)59.462432.534
pointed (not random)59.4126535.618
queen (not princess)59.499834.916
lowbrow (not highbrow)59.334133.530
instinctual (not reasoned)59.286234.530
tame (not wild)59.254429.947
repetitive (not varied)59.179233.141
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.921528.915
backdoor (not official)58.981233.628
disarming (not creepy)58.9123930.849
methodical (not astonishing)58.794731.943
warm (not cold)58.787925.726
attractive (not repulsive)58.5135017.923
pessimistic (not optimistic)58.572930.033
off-key (not musical)58.576030.966
decisive (not hesitant)58.1120432.548
deviant (not average)57.9101222.636
geriatric (not vibrant)57.933428.077
pensive (not serene)57.8136836.523
moderate (not extreme)57.550632.842
submissive (not dominant)57.351627.631
human (not animalistic)57.2130633.529
autistic (not neurotypical)57.122232.925
white knight (not bad boy)56.9100625.221
feminist (not sexist)56.8122218.025
tense (not relaxed)56.7143334.932
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.785734.825
specialist (not generalist)56.7101036.521
logical (not emotional)56.671631.942
underachiever (not overachiever)56.628228.722
nonpolitical (not political)56.558932.224
objective (not subjective)56.559629.531
unorthodox (not traditional)56.594733.332
🤖 (not 👻)56.569232.543
🧗 (not 🛌)56.5113835.157
stable (not moody)56.345133.823
resigned (not resistant)56.316736.2100
driven (not unambitious)56.2172828.339
outlaw (not sheriff)56.186632.839
humorless (not funny)55.961231.937
abstract (not concrete)55.962437.443
accommodating (not stubborn)55.935734.523
basic (not hipster)55.8104234.128
smooth (not rough)55.882934.119
interested (not bored)55.8138026.521
Italian (not Swedish)55.684228.357
oxymoron (not tautology)55.691929.117
rebellious (not obedient)55.5113031.526
jock (not nerd)55.472524.337
philosophical (not real)55.441635.228
💝 (not 💔)55.491036.940
🏀 (not 🎨)55.466435.838
intellectual (not physical)55.3116834.924
suspicious (not awkward)55.3115428.833
good-humored (not angry)55.299634.026
💀 (not 🎃)55.188733.834
chic (not cheesy)55.178028.515
Coke (not Pepsi)54.975731.520
crafty (not scholarly)54.8108132.529
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.7154935.837
soft (not hard)54.679929.627
😎 (not 🧐)54.296434.542
gatherer (not hunter)54.280133.681
soft (not hard)54.180232.124
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.8112025.232
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)53.8100529.918
glad (not mad)53.675526.144
intimate (not formal)53.592633.845
dispassionate (not romantic)53.548132.677
Russian (not French)53.458925.674
brave (not careful)53.1124833.236
direct (not roundabout)53.1136936.030
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.151533.532
alpha (not beta)53.0119233.936
lenient (not strict)52.983430.334
circular (not linear)52.980731.069
explorer (not builder)52.798635.229
theoretical (not empirical)52.558436.035
🙃 (not 🥰)52.584033.152
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)52.597730.755
🐿 (not 🦇)52.5110232.649
open to new experinces (not uncreative)52.4145431.729
bookish (not sporty)52.3119631.029
permanent (not transient)52.3107333.931
😏 (not 😬)52.3111830.349
proactive (not reactive)52.275931.016
eloquent (not unpolished)52.0120231.028
regular (not zany)51.979431.940
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.961432.150
unpatriotic (not patriotic)51.647231.247
fire (not water)51.6119936.222
always down (not picky)51.671032.113
curious (not apathetic)51.4152227.025
libertarian (not socialist)51.4117631.933
monochrome (not multicolored)51.498933.628
🦒 (not 🐐)51.350638.863
contrarian (not yes-man)51.3128027.020
unmotivated (not motivated)51.316932.614
Greek (not Roman)51.283530.962
fearmongering (not reassuring)51.276927.914
machiavellian (not transparent)51.195235.721
triggered (not trolling)51.0140927.556
industrial (not domestic)50.7104131.627
fresh (not stinky)50.3140326.141
jaded (not innocent)50.3137731.218
worldly (not innocent)50.4141236.141
insecure (not confident)50.658432.639
winter (not summer)50.597935.122
cynical (not gullible)50.5130331.518

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.725)
  2. John Bates (0.724)
  3. Davos Seaworth (0.724)
  4. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (0.71)
  5. Dembe Zuma (0.708)
  6. Perrin Aybara (0.704)
  7. Fern (0.696)
  8. Remus Lupin (0.693)
  9. Teal'c (0.692)
  10. Jim (0.691)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.659)
  2. Zapp Brannigan (-0.651)
  3. Lydia Bennet (-0.631)
  4. Jenna Maroney (-0.63)
  5. Gretchen Wieners (-0.618)
  6. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.616)
  7. Asher Millstone (-0.614)
  8. Logan Delos (-0.613)
  9. Prince John (-0.612)
  10. F. Tony Scarapiducci (-0.605)

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

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


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