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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
reserved (not chatty)95.437.324
confidential (not gossiping)95.247.522
tall (not short)94.3811.037
oppressed (not privileged)93.8313.582
quiet (not loud)93.5214.633
guarded (not open)93.4118.127
patient (not impatient)92.938.625
stoic (not expressive)92.8413.019
no-nonsense (not dramatic)92.5410.120
reclusive (not social)92.5913.653
slow-talking (not fast-talking)91.9112.575
perceptive (not unobservant)91.97215.285
rock (not rap)91.7129.06
private (not gregarious)90.81916.842
indie (not pop)90.599.517
loyal (not traitorous)90.320417.123
not genocidal (not genocidal)90.24719.79
secretive (not open-book)90.15818.099
monotone (not expressive)90.1410.115
humble (not arrogant)90.01512.534
giving (not receiving)90.0277.35
wise (not foolish)89.1378.623
badass (not weakass)89.021020.517
mysterious (not unambiguous)88.81317.728
genuine (not sarcastic)88.63311.327
mighty (not puny)88.08318.028
shy (not playful)87.7312.627
modest (not flamboyant)87.52021.131
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)87.52720.946
sturdy (not flimsy)87.58815.576
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.216817.482
soulful (not soulless)87.015816.327
deep (not shallow)86.83415.2112
never cries (not often crying)86.88316.610
introvert (not extrovert)86.02721.332
subdued (not exuberant)85.9316.077
kind (not cruel)85.724317.635
unassuming (not pretentious)85.51017.143
sage (not whippersnapper)85.31215.579
empath (not psychopath)85.310813.528
stoic (not hypochondriac)85.32220.712
heroic (not villainous)85.226316.734
poor (not rich)85.23423.117
quirky (not predictable)85.24421.19
treasure (not trash)85.122216.3105
masculine (not feminine)85.028017.545
leisurely (not hurried)84.82115.023
egalitarian (not racist)84.634217.230
asexual (not sexual)84.62518.118
still (not twitchy)84.61819.420
serious (not playful)84.416817.531
vintage (not trendy)84.411810.29
cautious (not impulsive)84.34513.935
remote (not involved)84.3423.926
loveable (not punchable)84.211018.894
minimalist (not pack rat)84.11414.853
generous (not stingy)83.810915.315
wooden (not plastic)83.84912.022
bashful (not exhibitionist)83.7321.515
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)83.68028.720
important (not irrelevant)83.635420.232
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.534816.122
arcane (not mainstream)83.55312.521
first-mate (not captain)83.510824.034
introspective (not not introspective)83.44219.040
calm (not anxious)83.14011.014
thick (not thin)83.16613.226
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.029818.478
compersive (not jealous)82.82718.926
distant (not touchy-feely)82.711425.210
family-first (not work-first)82.514216.133
freelance (not corporate)82.520119.263
studious (not goof-off)82.330919.627
🤐 (not 😜)82.35430.345
altruistic (not selfish)82.313615.743
spiritual (not skeptical)82.22918.533
legit (not scrub)82.121318.435
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)82.07317.034
earth (not air)81.97724.913
cooperative (not competitive)81.86218.221
attentive (not interrupting)81.66222.822
🤠 (not 🤑)81.59721.164
inspiring (not cringeworthy)81.411621.734
🥾 (not 👟)81.410125.158
🌟 (not 💩)81.232722.653
resourceful (not helpless)81.249724.031
devoted (not unfaithful)81.154816.110
rural (not urban)81.04520.542
sorrowful (not cheery)80.911614.219
grateful (not entitled)80.711222.223
scruffy (not manicured)80.714714.922
👽 (not 🤡)80.55122.144
utilitarian (not decorative)80.39014.627
clean (not perverted)80.329821.216
diligent (not lazy)80.275819.620
unemotional (not emotional)80.25121.95
demure (not vain)80.03119.025
mature (not juvenile)80.021718.828
equitable (not hypocritical)79.57718.682
alert (not oblivious)79.432821.354
low-tech (not high-tech)79.311223.127
honorable (not cunning)79.218423.3104
luddite (not technophile)79.23221.836
frugal (not lavish)79.19013.715
respectful (not rude)79.027521.620
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)79.08124.627
macho (not metrosexual)79.08220.790
chill (not offended)79.06422.277
historical (not modern)78.512422.436
pro (not noob)78.549523.631
sensible (not ludicrous)78.418626.022
😇 (not 😈)78.118821.661
outsider (not insider)77.99529.238
sober (not indulgent)77.86427.223
accepting (not judgemental)77.815726.920
nurturing (not poisonous)77.730117.926
blacksmith (not tailor)77.711423.372
unlucky (not fortunate)77.611421.428
slovenly (not stylish)77.69618.027
🧕 (not 💃)77.62227.849
punk rock (not preppy)77.521122.568
independent (not codependent)77.136325.627
coordinated (not clumsy)77.047923.639
interesting (not tiresome)77.036024.736
trusting (not charming)76.84118.019
wholesome (not salacious)76.428024.838
love-focused (not money-focused)76.448117.87
resolute (not wavering)76.229526.046
factual (not exaggerating)76.019717.519
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.940230.229
provincial (not cosmopolitan)75.89826.520
works hard (not plays hard)75.645927.131
believable (not poorly-written)75.552821.491
realistic (not ambitious)75.56222.416
lover (not fighter)75.122126.221
chaste (not lustful)75.09423.133
thrifty (not extravagant)74.913321.422
timid (not cocky)74.97618.114
shy (not bold)74.83822.726
competent (not incompetent)74.871125.138
democratic (not authoritarian)74.717226.636
traumatized (not flourishing)74.632626.798
😊 (not 🤣)74.624622.157
passive (not assertive)74.57426.243
poetic (not factual)74.410526.780
haunted (not blissful)74.343422.227
chivalrous (not businesslike)74.216625.923
protagonist (not antagonist)74.152827.710
reliable (not experimental)73.929026.771
🐮 (not 🐷)73.63826.244
street-smart (not sheltered)73.647326.922
angelic (not demonic)73.533827.722
reasonable (not deranged)73.534526.043
🐘 (not 🐀)73.414030.349
dry (not moist)73.315022.164
profound (not ironic)73.310027.026
consistent (not variable)73.228826.781
chortling (not giggling)73.129024.759
rugged (not refined)73.027528.532
cryptic (not straightforward)73.07128.833
metaphorical (not literal)73.06624.324
meek (not bossy)72.713418.720
gloomy (not sunny)72.735320.783
deep (not epic)72.65930.526
complimentary (not insulting)72.530422.745
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)72.530324.757
western (not eastern)72.318931.341
concise (not long-winded)72.315027.412
muddy (not washed)72.315018.86
one-faced (not two-faced)72.352033.522
opinionated (not jealous)72.253018.413
low self esteem (not narcissistic)72.113618.666
warm (not quarrelsome)71.824123.134
radical (not centrist)71.522622.010
monastic (not hedonist)71.47527.232
straight (not queer)71.474529.428
good-cook (not bad-cook)71.316821.419
genius (not dunce)71.354721.0115
old (not young)71.330815.028
sad (not happy)71.235720.828
tactful (not indiscreet)71.136429.145
night owl (not morning lark)71.144925.727
serious (not bold)71.019029.858
theist (not atheist)71.014924.526
pure (not debased)70.636024.734
🧢 (not 🎩)70.632829.663
civilized (not barbaric)70.463118.829
slothful (not active)70.46025.724
master (not apprentice)70.462329.137
dramatic (not comedic)70.458728.124
persistent (not quitter)70.3121229.638
well behaved (not mischievous)70.327526.823
rational (not whimsical)70.244526.130
efficient (not overprepared)70.137328.973
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)69.810024.876
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.730023.325
literary (not mathematical)69.632525.827
chic (not cheesy)69.426426.68
open-minded (not close-minded)69.340922.224
miserable (not joyful)69.344825.740
realistic (not fantastical)69.245232.412
beautiful (not ugly)69.090024.844
tight (not loose)68.858324.268
goth (not flower child)68.823127.66
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.540829.637
liberal (not conservative)68.548430.148
cool (not dorky)68.446228.532
melee (not ranged)68.410533.767
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)68.223433.261
vegan (not cannibal)68.235825.659
pacifist (not ferocious)68.123826.529
prudish (not flirtatious)67.927619.48
artistic (not scientific)67.837222.422
individualist (not communal)67.648932.432
intense (not lighthearted)67.569530.574
dog person (not cat person)67.536732.417
sweet (not bitter)67.341825.226
🤫 (not 🤔)67.38735.457
aloof (not obsessed)67.24024.619
neutral (not opinionated)67.13733.325
queen (not princess)67.161526.27
armoured (not vulnerable)67.060729.935
sane (not crazy)67.035524.540
unchallenging (not demanding)67.011129.721
frank (not sugarcoated)67.078435.15
paranoid (not naive)66.948418.47
😭 (not 😀)66.928326.751
tasteful (not lewd)66.757626.129
high IQ (not low IQ)66.7102029.625
workaholic (not slacker)66.694425.224
awkward (not charming)66.625625.625
impartial (not biased)66.64227.220
extraordinary (not mundane)66.670328.228
edgy (not politically correct)66.553127.721
gracious (not feisty)66.513926.024
healthy (not sickly)66.378726.731
neat (not messy)66.368229.335
scheduled (not spontaneous)66.161732.735
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.135729.745
🐒 (not 🐩)65.833129.136
forgiving (not vengeful)65.745425.829
slow (not fast)65.513520.936
rigid (not flexible)65.548627.426
realist (not idealist)65.341832.536
🥴 (not 🥳)65.339827.449
sleepy (not frenzied)65.33425.983
high standards (not desperate)65.360728.924
creative (not conventional)65.249124.232
prideful (not envious)65.083825.120
vanilla (not kinky)64.841328.526
practical (not imaginative)64.766031.431
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.734125.788
🐴 (not 🦄)64.550938.566
enlightened (not lost)64.535732.795
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.262228.016
enslaved (not emancipated)64.113732.539
English (not German)64.1108229.340
🤺 (not 🏌)63.883832.852
mild (not spicy)63.729727.530
devout (not heathen)63.547428.026
💪 (not 🧠)63.528229.449
prestigious (not disreputable)63.469433.227
freak (not normie)63.455431.818
📈 (not 📉)63.264631.746
OCD (not ADHD)62.974126.716
weird (not normal)62.765426.328
backdoor (not official)62.654833.225
orderly (not chaotic)62.561429.021
folksy (not presidential)62.543035.075
fixable (not unfixable)62.359832.565
instinctual (not reasoned)61.762535.426
child free (not pronatalist)61.771228.122
submissive (not dominant)61.633727.825
complicated (not simple)61.383731.426
proper (not scandalous)61.356323.818
existentialist (not nihilist)61.063328.821
avant-garde (not classical)61.037530.818
💀 (not 🎃)61.057331.927
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)61.074928.56
hoarder (not unprepared)60.868227.214
vague (not precise)60.623331.434
tame (not wild)60.640629.540
thinker (not doer)60.625638.825
🥶 (not 🥵)60.338927.722
orange (not purple)60.244233.434
depressed (not bright)60.146033.229
non-gamer (not gamer)60.174838.015
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.848431.826
innocent (not jaded)59.732329.510
drop out (not valedictorian)59.639929.339
rhythmic (not stuttering)59.598632.161
repetitive (not varied)59.465433.535
anarchist (not statist)59.349230.428
slugabed (not go-getter)59.310421.429
pointed (not random)59.1103436.914
tense (not relaxed)59.0110234.329
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.084529.629
off-key (not musical)58.961431.065
warm (not cold)58.869127.219
unorthodox (not traditional)58.670531.528
chosen one (not everyman)58.666233.215
attractive (not repulsive)58.5104718.422
gendered (not androgynous)58.5132032.731
suspicious (not trusting)58.472831.336
🤖 (not 👻)58.450432.137
geriatric (not vibrant)58.426128.472
nonpolitical (not political)58.341731.623
basic (not hipster)58.378535.024
human (not animalistic)58.2100633.123
oxymoron (not tautology)58.161829.712
intellectual (not physical)57.589835.522
pensive (not serene)57.5114039.217
underachiever (not overachiever)57.421729.217
Coke (not Pepsi)57.448130.716
methodical (not astonishing)57.280431.941
humorless (not funny)57.247131.434
deviant (not average)57.183524.128
disarming (not creepy)57.1102331.342
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.070935.423
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.935533.328
resigned (not resistant)56.813135.999
jock (not nerd)56.656324.435
outlaw (not sheriff)56.668133.635
objective (not subjective)56.548529.531
autistic (not neurotypical)56.416332.222
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.366132.327
Italian (not Swedish)56.369728.555
💝 (not 💔)56.267536.737
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.128527.814
unmotivated (not motivated)56.110027.87
open to new experinces (not uncreative)56.0105832.023
decisive (not hesitant)56.0103533.144
feminist (not sexist)56.096915.623
interested (not bored)56.0106625.514
🧗 (not 🛌)55.989235.254
monochrome (not multicolored)55.865034.821
driven (not unambitious)55.7137728.538
always down (not picky)55.641827.17
gatherer (not hunter)55.562033.875
philosophical (not real)55.432035.228
stable (not moody)55.339733.721
moderate (not extreme)55.345433.137
smooth (not rough)55.266733.417
😎 (not 🧐)55.172934.534
logical (not emotional)54.962431.938
good-humored (not angry)54.979835.821
abstract (not concrete)54.953037.242
on-time (not tardy)54.999230.818
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.956031.78
rebellious (not obedient)54.890131.024
eloquent (not unpolished)54.890131.025
white knight (not bad boy)54.783627.416
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.4121736.234
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)54.478730.516
specialist (not generalist)54.193035.417
theoretical (not empirical)53.840536.132
🙃 (not 🥰)53.867332.649
regular (not zany)53.755531.638
direct (not roundabout)53.6107535.622
accommodating (not stubborn)53.531935.221
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)53.475230.152
Russian (not French)53.448525.771
fire (not water)53.495034.719
alpha (not beta)53.295434.033
suspicious (not awkward)53.1100529.330
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.138633.425
crafty (not scholarly)53.090632.424
lenient (not strict)52.964630.334
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.990625.730
glad (not mad)52.861226.241
🐿 (not 🦇)52.886633.346
😏 (not 😬)52.884530.448
bookish (not sporty)52.694831.127
🏀 (not 🎨)52.658735.834
worldly (not innocent)52.5111836.437
dispassionate (not romantic)52.541632.575
rustic (not cultured)52.554433.68
circular (not linear)52.367531.366
analysis (not common sense)52.191326.88
soft (not hard)51.966528.822
soft (not hard)51.966432.522
🐐 (not 🦒)51.9109138.460
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.649832.047
curious (not apathetic)51.5119927.721
intimate (not formal)51.578533.640
contrarian (not yes-man)51.5100223.512
insecure (not confident)51.344832.738
unpatriotic (not patriotic)51.334131.742
proactive (not reactive)51.367330.611
Greek (not Roman)51.169131.259
cynical (not gullible)51.1101230.610
stinky (not fresh)51.046925.338
winter (not summer)50.976232.714
transient (not permanent)50.265433.530
machiavellian (not transparent)50.879836.514
socialist (not libertarian)50.355432.131
industrial (not domestic)50.784431.627
careful (not brave)50.454633.430
builder (not explorer)50.678636.525
triggered (not trolling)50.5112627.555

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 (0.72)
  2. John Bates (0.716)
  3. Davos Seaworth (0.712)
  4. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (0.711)
  5. Dembe Zuma (0.694)
  6. Teal'c (0.684)
  7. Remus Lupin (0.682)
  8. Ed Hurley (0.678)
  9. Jonathan Byers (0.674)
  10. Akecheta (0.656)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.661)
  2. Zapp Brannigan (-0.647)
  3. Lydia Bennet (-0.634)
  4. Jenna Maroney (-0.631)
  5. Gretchen Wieners (-0.624)
  6. Prince John (-0.619)
  7. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.613)
  8. Kelly Kapoor (-0.609)
  9. F. Tony Scarapiducci (-0.609)
  10. Logan Delos (-0.605)

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.



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