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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)96.614.712
quiet (not loud)96.417.425
reserved (not chatty)95.137.118
tall (not short)94.698.832
reclusive (not social)94.348.947
oppressed (not privileged)93.1613.684
no-nonsense (not dramatic)93.1510.317
slow-talking (not fast-talking)92.8110.368
guarded (not open)92.7218.223
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)92.5119.113
stoic (not expressive)91.9413.216
perceptive (not unobservant)91.87215.383
secretive (not open-book)90.84316.592
humble (not arrogant)90.01313.130
patient (not impatient)89.9715.918
modest (not flamboyant)89.8318.922
wise (not foolish)89.3319.319
badass (not weakass)89.317321.515
introvert (not extrovert)89.11212.727
private (not gregarious)89.02418.829
loyal (not traitorous)88.723719.517
mysterious (not unambiguous)88.31419.821
leisurely (not hurried)87.91113.421
shy (not playful)87.7511.619
genuine (not sarcastic)87.64111.821
poor (not rich)87.52121.412
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)87.33020.533
soulful (not soulless)87.014516.523
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.015817.575
asexual (not sexual)86.91519.414
sturdy (not flimsy)86.99515.768
unassuming (not pretentious)86.7915.635
deep (not shallow)86.72715.3111
subdued (not exuberant)86.4416.079
first-mate (not captain)86.35921.422
empath (not psychopath)86.37714.018
mighty (not puny)85.712219.921
still (not twitchy)85.22121.515
treasure (not trash)85.019516.3100
kind (not cruel)84.724114.424
grateful (not entitled)84.74415.313
egalitarian (not racist)84.528517.825
legit (not scrub)84.412916.729
masculine (not feminine)84.325118.636
heroic (not villainous)84.026317.430
important (not irrelevant)84.028720.331
loveable (not punchable)83.711419.191
sage (not whippersnapper)83.72115.979
minimalist (not pack rat)83.51914.849
utilitarian (not decorative)83.44712.124
freelance (not corporate)83.316819.265
rural (not urban)83.12916.937
cautious (not impulsive)83.05512.925
compersive (not jealous)82.82421.220
scruffy (not manicured)82.711615.416
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.626818.475
altruistic (not selfish)82.511415.832
low-tech (not high-tech)82.56118.521
studious (not goof-off)82.429218.219
🤐 (not 😜)82.35632.631
generous (not stingy)82.212515.910
arcane (not mainstream)82.27112.319
🤠 (not 🤑)82.18021.049
serious (not playful)81.921223.726
introspective (not not introspective)81.86323.237
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.437417.020
respectful (not rude)81.317618.920
spiritual (not skeptical)81.23221.031
calm (not anxious)81.24711.111
vintage (not trendy)81.120813.97
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.611521.432
wooden (not plastic)80.411114.514
remote (not involved)80.4724.325
independent (not codependent)80.323922.722
🥾 (not 👟)80.311326.144
thick (not thin)80.38622.521
mature (not juvenile)80.318019.723
🌟 (not 💩)80.233323.445
sorrowful (not cheery)80.111714.217
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)79.86524.825
family-first (not work-first)79.717417.420
sensible (not ludicrous)79.614823.218
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)79.68317.528
equitable (not hypocritical)79.57219.277
historical (not modern)79.410319.225
clean (not perverted)79.329321.211
slovenly (not stylish)79.26816.621
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.028126.324
resourceful (not helpless)79.052325.825
demure (not vain)78.93720.720
chill (not offended)78.96421.580
👽 (not 🤡)78.76423.430
luddite (not technophile)78.64323.033
alert (not oblivious)78.630522.149
cooperative (not competitive)78.69418.717
🐘 (not 🐀)78.55327.033
honorable (not cunning)78.418123.998
outsider (not insider)78.49129.732
😇 (not 😈)78.416819.942
macho (not metrosexual)78.38920.587
punk rock (not preppy)77.818822.266
chivalrous (not businesslike)77.89719.413
pro (not noob)77.745324.129
frugal (not lavish)77.410815.010
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)77.220221.544
blacksmith (not tailor)77.211724.668
bashful (not exhibitionist)77.12724.69
believable (not poorly-written)76.938018.992
earth (not air)76.716829.17
interesting (not tiresome)76.631824.628
diligent (not lazy)76.577821.514
sober (not indulgent)76.58327.222
works hard (not plays hard)76.538026.722
angelic (not demonic)76.523027.917
competent (not incompetent)76.357724.531
attentive (not interrupting)76.216425.315
rugged (not refined)76.019522.523
wholesome (not salacious)75.925823.940
poetic (not factual)75.97924.171
nurturing (not poisonous)75.633316.719
reliable (not experimental)75.621325.266
coordinated (not clumsy)75.548425.930
🐮 (not 🐷)75.52423.036
😊 (not 🤣)75.419421.352
chaste (not lustful)75.38920.422
thrifty (not extravagant)75.113621.814
🧕 (not 💃)75.03328.844
aloof (not obsessed)74.6819.216
provincial (not cosmopolitan)74.611426.619
traumatized (not flourishing)74.528326.797
trusting (not charming)74.45719.215
street-smart (not sheltered)73.942525.516
tactful (not indiscreet)73.925025.741
straight (not queer)73.861730.022
dry (not moist)73.813621.361
profound (not ironic)73.59128.211
monastic (not hedonist)73.43924.029
metaphorical (not literal)73.45322.722
warm (not quarrelsome)73.319121.529
night owl (not morning lark)73.333924.222
consistent (not variable)73.225225.776
unlucky (not fortunate)73.019322.622
accepting (not judgemental)73.020529.416
gloomy (not sunny)73.031619.974
passive (not assertive)72.97826.242
dramatic (not comedic)72.947727.613
western (not eastern)72.915230.335
resolute (not wavering)72.837427.447
edgy (not politically correct)72.733926.317
meek (not bossy)72.511221.916
reasonable (not deranged)72.532226.442
factual (not exaggerating)72.524524.414
deep (not epic)72.56632.420
realistic (not fantastical)72.429124.67
low self esteem (not narcissistic)72.311719.661
chortling (not giggling)72.129325.259
genius (not dunce)72.044520.6110
healthy (not sickly)72.053525.223
creative (not conventional)71.929622.619
sad (not happy)71.929018.323
complimentary (not insulting)71.827923.435
cool (not dorky)71.833127.830
🧢 (not 🎩)71.728227.946
cryptic (not straightforward)71.67032.125
realist (not idealist)71.521528.625
thinker (not doer)71.59234.115
shy (not bold)71.25621.315
open-minded (not close-minded)71.131917.222
melee (not ranged)71.17131.464
realistic (not ambitious)71.09125.49
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)70.98123.366
democratic (not authoritarian)70.925925.627
tight (not loose)70.746823.965
intense (not lighthearted)70.753828.468
slothful (not active)70.65524.319
serious (not bold)70.318230.943
haunted (not blissful)70.351726.713
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.224722.022
liberal (not conservative)70.236729.443
old (not young)69.928514.027
literary (not mathematical)69.928524.921
master (not apprentice)69.556730.431
persistent (not quitter)69.4108930.835
rational (not whimsical)69.343127.026
beautiful (not ugly)69.378924.642
prideful (not envious)69.355726.912
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.134529.129
theist (not atheist)69.015825.524
💀 (not 🎃)68.935428.415
armoured (not vulnerable)68.749327.923
workaholic (not slacker)68.777823.723
efficient (not overprepared)68.641330.268
civilized (not barbaric)68.259019.529
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)68.222433.344
vegan (not cannibal)68.231326.053
lover (not fighter)68.130734.69
high IQ (not low IQ)67.886431.221
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)67.727729.829
artistic (not scientific)67.534022.216
forgiving (not vengeful)67.236924.925
hoarder (not unprepared)67.234120.613
sane (not crazy)66.931224.736
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.822725.613
neat (not messy)66.759927.632
slow (not fast)66.310922.827
🥶 (not 🥵)66.222827.715
miserable (not joyful)66.148526.738
😭 (not 😀)65.829026.850
weird (not normal)65.750424.120
pure (not debased)65.741826.025
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.528224.991
enlightened (not lost)65.428832.294
pacifist (not ferocious)65.225126.425
pointed (not random)65.178040.28
rigid (not flexible)64.944131.519
gracious (not feisty)64.814029.418
avant-garde (not classical)64.826328.314
vanilla (not kinky)64.637830.021
prestigious (not disreputable)64.556934.423
sleepy (not frenzied)64.53527.087
individualist (not communal)64.450734.631
🤫 (not 🤔)64.313335.641
impartial (not biased)64.25027.918
freak (not normie)64.245932.315
🤺 (not 🏌)63.974333.239
sweet (not bitter)63.744627.122
tasteful (not lewd)63.660525.418
enslaved (not emancipated)63.612431.637
depressed (not bright)63.632232.323
📈 (not 📉)63.555431.537
feminist (not sexist)63.471717.421
unchallenging (not demanding)63.313528.815
well behaved (not mischievous)63.135628.413
🥴 (not 🥳)63.141628.742
🐴 (not 🦄)62.548640.441
practical (not imaginative)62.464733.127
rhythmic (not stuttering)62.478731.059
devout (not heathen)62.345629.323
vague (not precise)62.318730.529
extraordinary (not mundane)62.174531.322
folksy (not presidential)62.039534.573
monochrome (not multicolored)61.943133.517
one-faced (not two-faced)61.770936.414
💪 (not 🧠)61.628028.639
high standards (not desperate)61.564029.818
focused on the present (not focused on the future)61.338530.124
submissive (not dominant)61.230327.322
mild (not spicy)61.130728.028
existentialist (not nihilist)61.155828.720
🐒 (not 🐩)61.141031.529
English (not German)61.1102628.438
fixable (not unfixable)61.156933.168
gendered (not androgynous)60.9113033.528
hard-work (not natural-talent)60.967134.213
intellectual (not physical)60.872232.517
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.711526.012
tame (not wild)60.635031.129
attractive (not repulsive)60.587919.016
conspiracist (not sheeple)60.570630.027
interested (not bored)60.481023.310
proper (not scandalous)60.349527.418
tense (not relaxed)60.294433.122
objective (not subjective)60.230829.123
specialist (not generalist)60.260135.514
unorthodox (not traditional)60.258330.821
repetitive (not varied)60.156433.928
drop out (not valedictorian)60.136031.731
OCD (not ADHD)60.171824.510
stable (not moody)59.925831.915
decisive (not hesitant)59.983132.835
instinctual (not reasoned)59.762135.120
scheduled (not spontaneous)59.668435.524
autistic (not neurotypical)59.610631.818
complicated (not simple)59.478134.227
off-key (not musical)59.352130.563
anarchist (not statist)59.243131.623
💝 (not 💔)59.250135.325
backdoor (not official)59.158036.016
humorless (not funny)58.637229.528
orderly (not chaotic)58.561932.411
🤖 (not 👻)58.544931.824
geriatric (not vibrant)58.423728.769
underachiever (not overachiever)58.419023.313
orange (not purple)58.343432.824
basic (not hipster)58.371835.215
disarming (not creepy)58.387731.143
slugabed (not go-getter)58.211021.729
neutral (not opinionated)58.28238.322
stubborn (not accommodating)57.994032.918
direct (not roundabout)57.785734.520
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.432735.325
on-time (not tardy)57.483329.210
lenient (not strict)57.348528.623
suspicious (not trusting)57.366830.328
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.256330.718
child free (not pronatalist)57.279431.716
abstract (not concrete)57.042436.837
jock (not nerd)56.550223.223
methodical (not astonishing)56.472532.330
moderate (not extreme)56.436233.930
rebellious (not obedient)56.277428.618
soft (not hard)55.951529.617
resigned (not resistant)55.913435.299
awkward (not charming)55.839724.918
Italian (not Swedish)55.763827.854
confident (not insecure)55.691733.038
crafty (not scholarly)55.675430.219
nonpolitical (not political)55.542930.019
human (not animalistic)55.493234.314
logical (not emotional)55.353132.434
glad (not mad)55.348427.239
curious (not apathetic)55.294928.016
🐐 (not 🦒)55.283137.945
🎨 (not 🏀)55.078935.920
philosophical (not real)54.829936.020
smooth (not rough)54.760133.215
libertarian (not socialist)54.672131.925
gatherer (not hunter)54.458134.776
outlaw (not sheriff)54.364933.536
deviant (not average)54.380423.821
🐿 (not 🦇)54.369733.638
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.1107435.329
open to new experinces (not uncreative)53.897832.521
Coke (not Pepsi)53.761530.815
🙃 (not 🥰)53.660029.024
suspicious (not awkward)53.588529.722
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.538630.946
alpha (not beta)53.485233.223
eloquent (not unpolished)53.481631.821
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.333436.121
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)53.267329.842
🧗 (not 🛌)53.185935.944
transient (not permanent)53.048732.228
soft (not hard)53.055631.721
😎 (not 🧐)53.070536.622
innocent (not worldly)52.936435.029
pensive (not serene)52.9114436.315
regular (not zany)52.851431.933
intimate (not formal)52.864733.929
circular (not linear)52.859331.668
Russian (not French)52.745226.268
bookish (not sporty)52.683529.921
angry (not good-humored)52.659934.518
brave (not careful)52.488132.127
unambitious (not driven)52.111827.132
dispassionate (not romantic)52.137632.771
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)52.158129.012
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.081126.326
Greek (not Roman)51.959631.756
non-gamer (not gamer)51.785439.39
builder (not explorer)51.667338.019
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.6107231.845
triggered (not trolling)51.694726.752
fresh (not stinky)51.595625.332
fire (not water)51.287035.110
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.262734.317
😏 (not 😬)50.880231.340
industrial (not domestic)50.377831.522
theoretical (not empirical)50.649435.830
cold (not warm)50.565226.117

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. Davos Seaworth (0.73)
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.729)
  3. John Bates (0.727)
  4. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (0.723)
  5. Remus Lupin (0.697)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.65)
  2. Jenna Maroney (-0.635)
  3. Lydia Bennet (-0.626)
  4. Gretchen Wieners (-0.619)
  5. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.618)

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: ESFP (r = 0.87)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.87)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.75)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.74)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.65)
  6. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.64)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.48)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.39)
  9. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.39)
  10. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.38)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.35)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.3)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.27)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.26)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.25)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.18)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.13)
  18. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.01)
  19. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.07)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.1)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.11)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.22)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.49)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.56)


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