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'Chief' Bromden Personality Statistics

'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. 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
confidential (not gossiping)96.415.19
quiet (not loud)95.717.921
tall (not short)95.358.131
reserved (not chatty)95.127.118
reclusive (not social)94.338.947
no-nonsense (not dramatic)93.1210.317
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)92.979.412
guarded (not open)92.8148.322
stoic (not expressive)91.9313.216
humble (not arrogant)90.01113.130
patient (not impatient)89.9415.918
wise (not foolish)89.3249.319
modest (not flamboyant)89.1822.414
loyal (not traitorous)88.616521.114
mysterious (not unambiguous)88.31119.821
private (not gregarious)88.12119.327
shy (not playful)87.7411.619
soulful (not soulless)87.48015.418
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)87.31820.533
introvert (not extrovert)87.11513.222
genuine (not sarcastic)86.43911.918
unassuming (not pretentious)86.1515.933
leisurely (not hurried)85.51314.416
important (not irrelevant)85.516318.128
poor (not rich)85.41622.810
first-mate (not captain)85.25422.220
kind (not cruel)84.716814.424
deep (not shallow)84.74912.929
legit (not scrub)84.49116.729
masculine (not feminine)84.317318.636
altruistic (not selfish)84.27311.224
egalitarian (not racist)84.120417.722
heroic (not villainous)84.017717.430
mighty (not puny)84.010921.018
arcane (not mainstream)83.93610.118
rural (not urban)83.62116.933
spiritual (not skeptical)83.51618.726
minimalist (not pack rat)83.51514.849
🤠 (not 🤑)83.33220.047
cautious (not impulsive)83.03912.925
utilitarian (not decorative)82.74511.823
honorable (not cunning)82.66321.522
equitable (not hypocritical)82.33410.610
compersive (not jealous)82.21721.619
scruffy (not manicured)82.18516.014
serious (not playful)81.916123.726
family-first (not work-first)81.89015.119
low-tech (not high-tech)81.84919.218
🤐 (not 😜)81.74933.030
🌟 (not 💩)81.517821.443
introspective (not not introspective)81.44725.031
respectful (not rude)81.313218.920
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.326817.419
thick (not thin)81.25123.817
calm (not anxious)81.23811.111
treasure (not trash)81.024519.221
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)80.95417.126
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.68221.432
independent (not codependent)80.316722.722
🥾 (not 👟)80.36826.144
sorrowful (not cheery)80.18214.217
demure (not vain)80.02221.117
sober (not indulgent)79.74025.819
remote (not involved)79.7724.524
slovenly (not stylish)79.24516.621
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.020626.324
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)78.95924.924
studious (not goof-off)78.928919.514
alert (not oblivious)78.622322.149
cooperative (not competitive)78.66618.717
🐘 (not 🐀)78.53427.033
sensible (not ludicrous)78.413623.317
outsider (not insider)78.45730.231
👽 (not 🤡)78.34523.729
luddite (not technophile)78.24123.332
historical (not modern)78.18619.523
mature (not juvenile)78.116220.020
resourceful (not helpless)77.640628.320
pro (not noob)77.631525.027
frugal (not lavish)77.48615.010
😇 (not 😈)77.312219.840
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)77.212422.042
interesting (not tiresome)76.619924.628
slothful (not active)76.61816.414
diligent (not lazy)76.553621.514
angelic (not demonic)76.516027.917
competent (not incompetent)76.340324.531
wholesome (not salacious)75.918423.940
nurturing (not poisonous)75.623516.719
rugged (not refined)75.513822.721
coordinated (not clumsy)75.534425.930
🐮 (not 🐷)75.51623.036
trusting (not charming)75.22719.614
😊 (not 🤣)75.213621.551
chaste (not lustful)75.16520.921
aloof (not obsessed)74.6819.216
🧕 (not 💃)74.62530.239
warm (not quarrelsome)74.312020.824
tactful (not indiscreet)73.918325.741
practical (not imaginative)73.725725.221
realist (not idealist)73.712725.523
straight (not queer)73.547730.721
monastic (not hedonist)73.42524.029
works hard (not plays hard)73.335828.518
unlucky (not fortunate)73.113023.121
healthy (not sickly)73.135324.421
accepting (not judgemental)73.012929.416
passive (not assertive)72.96026.242
sad (not happy)72.817618.219
resolute (not wavering)72.827027.447
edgy (not politically correct)72.725226.317
cool (not dorky)72.620626.828
night owl (not morning lark)72.525824.521
reasonable (not deranged)72.524126.442
🧢 (not 🎩)72.218528.045
western (not eastern)72.210530.434
metaphorical (not literal)71.84723.020
complimentary (not insulting)71.818423.435
cryptic (not straightforward)71.85431.020
existentialist (not nihilist)71.78623.815
street-smart (not sheltered)71.533026.114
democratic (not authoritarian)71.318926.026
provincial (not cosmopolitan)71.311229.014
shy (not bold)71.23921.315
open-minded (not close-minded)71.121017.222
liberal (not conservative)70.823329.140
literary (not mathematical)70.318025.520
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.217622.022
old (not young)69.920214.027
serious (not bold)69.814431.142
rational (not whimsical)69.730925.620
persistent (not quitter)69.474731.334
beautiful (not ugly)69.351624.642
theist (not atheist)69.010325.524
pure (not debased)68.825824.721
backdoor (not official)68.826331.213
armoured (not vulnerable)68.734227.923
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)68.717529.025
meek (not bossy)68.511722.113
civilized (not barbaric)68.343119.828
master (not apprentice)68.143230.627
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)68.115133.743
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.028129.028
workaholic (not slacker)67.956226.917
artistic (not scientific)67.720722.915
genius (not dunce)67.240424.330
hoarder (not unprepared)67.223920.613
creative (not conventional)67.127917.412
sane (not crazy)66.922424.736
high IQ (not low IQ)66.963532.719
impartial (not biased)66.53127.117
slow (not fast)66.38322.827
forgiving (not vengeful)66.227725.623
neat (not messy)66.243627.828
😭 (not 😀)66.220627.447
miserable (not joyful)66.134526.738
gracious (not feisty)66.08828.714
weird (not normal)65.734624.120
rigid (not flexible)65.731032.218
focused on the present (not focused on the future)65.420627.722
pacifist (not ferocious)65.218126.425
individualist (not communal)65.234234.427
avant-garde (not classical)64.817428.314
prestigious (not disreputable)64.541034.423
🤫 (not 🤔)64.38535.641
feminist (not sexist)64.047917.620
sweet (not bitter)63.730427.122
💪 (not 🧠)63.716129.933
well behaved (not mischievous)63.125328.413
🤺 (not 🏌)63.151533.338
repetitive (not varied)63.033530.623
enslaved (not emancipated)62.910131.736
instinctual (not reasoned)62.835833.319
depressed (not bright)62.723333.521
child free (not pronatalist)62.545227.913
🥴 (not 🥳)62.530727.837
🐴 (not 🦄)62.533540.441
📈 (not 📉)62.540431.436
decisive (not hesitant)62.456133.425
devout (not heathen)62.333829.323
vague (not precise)62.313630.529
tasteful (not lewd)62.245426.315
monochrome (not multicolored)61.930733.517
extraordinary (not mundane)61.850330.819
submissive (not dominant)61.721327.419
complicated (not simple)61.750032.826
scheduled (not spontaneous)61.647734.923
🐒 (not 🐩)61.127431.529
vanilla (not kinky)60.932229.119
gendered (not androgynous)60.978933.528
intellectual (not physical)60.851532.517
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.77026.012
💝 (not 💔)60.730635.224
resigned (not resistant)60.36835.526
tense (not relaxed)60.265533.122
specialist (not generalist)60.241735.514
tame (not wild)60.126330.225
proper (not scandalous)60.137328.217
stable (not moody)59.920231.915
disarming (not creepy)59.958231.838
jock (not nerd)59.730521.319
direct (not roundabout)59.757433.217
autistic (not neurotypical)59.67431.818
lowbrow (not highbrow)59.420734.624
drop out (not valedictorian)59.424432.030
mild (not spicy)59.323728.226
objective (not subjective)59.222029.322
anarchist (not statist)59.228731.623
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.951231.424
humorless (not funny)58.627729.528
orderly (not chaotic)58.545432.411
unorthodox (not traditional)58.541831.819
abstract (not concrete)58.426636.336
basic (not hipster)58.352935.215
attractive (not repulsive)57.763817.812
slugabed (not go-getter)57.48922.127
soft (not hard)57.234128.814
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.241530.718
🤖 (not 👻)57.033330.921
innocent (not worldly)56.921733.923
orange (not purple)56.734233.822
self-conscious (not self-assured)56.718335.615
uncreative (not open to new experinces)56.619532.415
moderate (not extreme)56.427533.930
curious (not apathetic)56.365328.615
glad (not mad)56.332327.637
rebellious (not obedient)56.253928.618
human (not animalistic)56.165236.712
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.771634.123
🐐 (not 🦒)55.259837.943
confident (not insecure)55.064332.634
awkward (not charming)54.829923.614
smooth (not rough)54.742833.215
libertarian (not socialist)54.652431.925
sporty (not bookish)54.633129.317
brave (not careful)54.357231.026
deviant (not average)54.354523.821
🐿 (not 🦇)54.348833.638
suspicious (not trusting)54.155129.023
empirical (not theoretical)53.855136.027
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)53.644430.041
suspicious (not awkward)53.563429.722
alpha (not beta)53.458333.223
eloquent (not unpolished)53.457731.821
crafty (not scholarly)53.156330.017
nonpolitical (not political)53.035130.817
outlaw (not sheriff)53.046733.135
intimate (not formal)52.843333.929
lenient (not strict)52.739627.620
methodical (not astonishing)52.760432.021
regular (not zany)52.736132.329
logical (not emotional)52.640533.528
angry (not good-humored)52.642534.518
🙃 (not 🥰)52.644328.918
warm (not cold)52.548925.616
philosophical (not real)52.424436.915
🧗 (not 🛌)52.458636.043
industrial (not domestic)52.250631.021
unambitious (not driven)52.18927.132
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.055026.326
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.074432.044
transient (not permanent)51.737432.127
builder (not explorer)51.647338.019
fresh (not stinky)51.565125.332
soft (not hard)50.941631.120
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.242434.317
😏 (not 😬)50.854431.340
🧐 (not 😎)50.547537.520

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. John Bates (0.711)
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.71)
  3. Davos Seaworth (0.706)
  4. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (0.701)
  5. Remus Lupin (0.7)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.647)
  2. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.631)
  3. Prince John (-0.624)
  4. Lee Sizemore (-0.622)
  5. Lydia Bennet (-0.619)

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 = 0.47)
  2. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.45)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.43)
  4. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.43)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.38)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.36)
  7. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.32)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.3)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.29)
  10. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.29)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.28)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.25)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.21)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.19)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.18)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.15)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.09)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.02)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.05)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.07)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.09)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.11)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.15)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.2)


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