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Taystee Jefferson Personality Statistics

Taystee Jefferson is a character from Orange is the New Black. 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
oppressed (not privileged)96.515.413
bold (not shy)89.023413.1266
believable (not poorly-written)89.01513.122
vibrant (not geriatric)88.95310.728
feminist (not sexist)88.59216.0138
street-smart (not sheltered)88.49113.9246
funny (not humorless)88.06514.7253
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.09615.6235
important (not irrelevant)87.517415.5143
English (not German)87.33818.222
thick (not thin)86.63713.0209
loyal (not traitorous)85.831317.0248
rhythmic (not stuttering)85.86914.732
soulful (not soulless)85.517916.6195
liberal (not conservative)85.36017.3103
loveable (not punchable)85.28817.926
heroic (not villainous)85.122814.6228
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.117816.829
treasure (not trash)85.018217.8123
loud (not quiet)84.317017.2235
persistent (not quitter)84.352622.099
egalitarian (not racist)83.929417.899
playful (not shy)83.621718.2211
brave (not careful)83.59916.2239
resourceful (not helpless)83.034019.6234
sturdy (not flimsy)83.017417.726
spicy (not mild)82.817016.4230
direct (not roundabout)82.717116.6201
mighty (not puny)82.618818.3233
competent (not incompetent)82.634017.9270
extrovert (not introvert)82.316420.5237
straightforward (not cryptic)82.26319.5234
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.927324.020
beautiful (not ugly)81.743320.0222
exuberant (not subdued)81.712219.918
inspiring (not cringeworthy)81.69321.2233
reliable (not experimental)81.69117.531
driven (not unambitious)81.552319.8236
sunny (not gloomy)81.59716.631
perceptive (not unobservant)81.441315.925
assertive (not passive)80.832018.3227
interesting (not tiresome)80.618717.7232
fixable (not unfixable)80.53418.426
🌟 (not 💩)80.231423.3102
deep (not shallow)80.012420.5132
kind (not cruel)79.936119.0237
political (not nonpolitical)79.914424.0237
poor (not rich)79.68122.1225
charming (not awkward)79.521318.4268
pro (not noob)79.138719.2100
neurotypical (not autistic)79.015819.3216
go-getter (not slugabed)79.040522.876
involved (not remote)78.918819.4217
legit (not scrub)78.927620.6147
unlucky (not fortunate)78.78320.2237
high IQ (not low IQ)78.651018.4198
family-first (not work-first)78.319822.8230
expressive (not stoic)78.022123.7238
human (not animalistic)77.832522.9251
extraordinary (not mundane)77.631020.6248
dominant (not submissive)77.542321.1228
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.436021.4105
alpha (not beta)77.236722.0232
😜 (not 🤐)77.118424.590
🤺 (not 🏌)77.032723.681
🐘 (not 🐀)76.97121.3153
bossy (not meek)76.844218.7233
nurturing (not poisonous)76.829119.6200
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.634020.4217
resistant (not resigned)76.323424.0242
independent (not codependent)76.131726.0197
disarming (not creepy)75.928316.4260
altruistic (not selfish)75.722422.6252
cool (not dorky)75.722323.680
efficient (not overprepared)75.515426.229
alert (not oblivious)75.238224.772
young (not old)75.137916.2239
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)75.119627.3221
fresh (not stinky)75.039521.7161
confident (not insecure)74.842623.9238
multicolored (not monochrome)74.715526.0182
urban (not rural)74.533527.1152
genius (not dunce)74.435520.3243
diligent (not lazy)74.479122.8228
reasonable (not deranged)74.326121.591
moist (not dry)74.28620.717
social (not reclusive)74.025525.1174
musical (not off-key)74.011724.228
rebellious (not obedient)73.940123.7219
💃 (not 🧕)73.834124.5149
chatty (not reserved)73.631826.6243
feisty (not gracious)73.642723.6207
down2earth (not head@clouds)73.425425.8233
honorable (not cunning)73.327523.6233
healthy (not sickly)72.448820.7205
🥳 (not 🥴)72.48525.191
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)72.119428.3188
fast-talking (not slow-talking)72.131122.629
attractive (not repulsive)71.557820.5253
real (not philosophical)71.528026.0237
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)71.112624.883
consistent (not variable)71.028723.521
frenzied (not sleepy)71.052813.628
curious (not apathetic)70.939124.6225
modern (not historical)70.829927.2242
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)70.740224.3246
complicated (not simple)70.645724.5222
captain (not first-mate)70.536328.8203
bold (not serious)70.331126.9224
creative (not conventional)70.232124.8232
wild (not tame)69.845223.3230
decisive (not hesitant)69.854925.5202
presidential (not folksy)69.831829.525
warm (not cold)69.737623.4207
wise (not foolish)69.634422.5216
democratic (not authoritarian)69.627528.4200
resolute (not wavering)69.645728.669
self-improving (not self-destructive)69.321125.129
equitable (not hypocritical)69.028824.2218
introspective (not not introspective)69.035826.3124
bookish (not sporty)68.950827.9235
open-minded (not close-minded)68.934824.1207
precise (not vague)68.846022.7202
suspicious (not awkward)68.749323.2216
intellectual (not physical)68.651426.4212
wholesome (not salacious)68.639127.190
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.643622.3219
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.430327.8221
fast (not slow)68.354122.1211
sane (not crazy)68.326725.985
📈 (not 📉)68.334632.1102
😎 (not 🧐)68.134631.0114
self-disciplined (not disorganized)68.067727.2215
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.956026.4259
👻 (not 🤖)67.924525.893
angelic (not demonic)67.941620.4222
literary (not mathematical)67.834728.7238
gendered (not androgynous)67.888726.2235
🥰 (not 🙃)67.826627.7128
straight (not queer)67.774331.4204
coordinated (not clumsy)67.560525.7221
good-humored (not angry)67.539023.2221
spelunker (not claustrophobic)67.534025.528
😏 (not 😬)67.332727.693
tactful (not indiscreet)67.043028.889
unorthodox (not traditional)66.642125.4202
romantic (not dispassionate)66.658325.328
French (not Russian)66.434023.313
guarded (not open)66.267127.1234
joyful (not miserable)66.124424.899
🦄 (not 🐴)66.027527.784
worldly (not innocent)65.964926.3230
master (not apprentice)65.961125.7214
sensible (not ludicrous)65.846125.4195
mature (not juvenile)65.747325.5216
workaholic (not slacker)65.680126.8193
rugged (not refined)65.634725.1254
😀 (not 😭)65.629928.196
punk rock (not preppy)65.432929.030
focused on the future (not focused on the present)64.820126.4231
🐮 (not 🐷)64.825225.9109
🤔 (not 🤫)64.635231.779
avant-garde (not classical)64.524924.1176
rational (not whimsical)64.251926.6244
Italian (not Swedish)64.137327.827
intimate (not formal)64.135024.1138
bright (not depressed)63.838627.0226
civilized (not barbaric)63.367524.9229
valedictorian (not drop out)63.367531.1103
open-book (not secretive)63.324127.924
😇 (not 😈)63.145128.9111
traumatized (not flourishing)63.156026.232
cheery (not sorrowful)63.031626.9228
extreme (not moderate)63.062725.0269
flamboyant (not modest)62.841928.8236
🤣 (not 😊)62.828433.3108
armoured (not vulnerable)62.658226.7200
deviant (not average)62.556023.5210
intense (not lighthearted)62.569133.721
accepting (not judgemental)62.438326.6213
hunter (not gatherer)62.252630.125
🐩 (not 🐒)62.144130.878
permanent (not transient)61.944027.3186
ferocious (not pacifist)61.562128.1218
scandalous (not proper)61.546927.1204
active (not slothful)61.494528.1213
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.350234.3104
gregarious (not private)61.232630.3217
scruffy (not manicured)61.235224.5229
freelance (not corporate)61.255333.431
complimentary (not insulting)61.049725.8205
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.031026.624
🧠 (not 💪)60.673532.1113
playful (not serious)60.434726.6261
varied (not repetitive)60.418723.4230
existentialist (not nihilist)60.354326.7150
builder (not explorer)60.241930.1224
kinky (not vanilla)60.147325.3177
works hard (not plays hard)60.172528.3215
leisurely (not hurried)60.131625.7229
realist (not idealist)60.146430.3238
studious (not goof-off)60.075429.793
moody (not stable)59.969426.2225
sweet (not bitter)59.948625.4221
devout (not heathen)59.651324.6184
child free (not pronatalist)59.666327.6156
unambiguous (not mysterious)59.650527.3234
prestigious (not disreputable)59.566827.3197
🤑 (not 🤠)59.439532.887
emotional (not logical)59.355828.0232
humble (not arrogant)59.339226.3233
theist (not atheist)59.133327.6160
warm (not quarrelsome)59.042428.2240
genuine (not sarcastic)59.052029.7259
normal (not weird)58.934726.1222
insider (not outsider)58.936530.0224
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.848029.3250
low self esteem (not narcissistic)58.831418.924
impatient (not patient)58.767328.5269
mad (not glad)58.760228.089
respectful (not rude)58.662126.8220
linear (not circular)58.541028.723
anarchist (not statist)58.442329.4126
night owl (not morning lark)58.265828.0170
skeptical (not spiritual)58.181528.8229
tall (not short)58.061924.7206
biased (not impartial)58.084727.7222
blacksmith (not tailor)58.034828.225
tasteful (not lewd)57.972228.1201
socialist (not libertarian)57.914532.8204
hipster (not basic)57.830425.4228
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.883932.475
💝 (not 💔)57.751634.0147
spontaneous (not scheduled)57.644531.3217
compersive (not jealous)57.646525.9197
industrial (not domestic)57.550627.8158
Roman (not Greek)57.542231.913
sage (not whippersnapper)57.543126.319
vengeful (not forgiving)57.455430.2219
demure (not vain)57.447426.5205
communal (not individualist)57.432131.9228
🧢 (not 🎩)57.448335.7101
nerd (not jock)57.366127.1193
rough (not smooth)57.346825.8246
literal (not metaphorical)57.170828.8236
impulsive (not cautious)57.054829.4226
pure (not debased)57.057627.6217
frugal (not lavish)56.759326.9217
🐐 (not 🦒)56.772631.4143
zany (not regular)56.563426.169
happy (not sad)56.437425.9247
neat (not messy)56.175326.7218
confidential (not gossiping)56.076829.2209
feminine (not masculine)55.947822.4239
technophile (not luddite)55.947126.4189
pack rat (not minimalist)55.944329.694
tense (not relaxed)55.895127.0233
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.751131.1217
hard (not soft)55.665825.4231
hard (not soft)55.666125.5209
high-tech (not low-tech)55.552728.3232
outlaw (not sheriff)55.558030.6221
empirical (not theoretical)55.364329.7200
edgy (not politically correct)55.368030.1202
hoarder (not unprepared)55.371223.3186
triggered (not trolling)55.378428.623
stylish (not slovenly)55.276225.6224
competitive (not cooperative)55.077631.4256
obsessed (not aloof)54.882625.6236
calm (not anxious)54.843426.1216
👽 (not 🤡)54.861526.684
chaste (not lustful)54.646124.3182
unassuming (not pretentious)54.642828.9104
flexible (not rigid)54.545727.9247
penny-pincher (not overspender)54.466126.9128
orange (not purple)54.352430.4169
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.376625.0183
artistic (not scientific)54.157028.7226
mischievous (not well behaved)54.172527.8223
arcane (not mainstream)54.167228.2217
utilitarian (not decorative)54.179528.4185
👟 (not 🥾)54.158734.793
macho (not metrosexual)54.142427.229
offended (not chill)54.170831.431
astonishing (not methodical)53.841430.1208
emancipated (not enslaved)53.889131.9221
hedonist (not monastic)53.767226.456
poetic (not factual)53.446027.523
eloquent (not unpolished)53.376929.0221
scholarly (not crafty)53.347429.1239
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.354531.9133
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.253729.5172
specialist (not generalist)53.078628.2164
spontaneous (not deliberate)52.741731.1237
official (not backdoor)52.653129.8197
🐿 (not 🦇)52.370430.977
orderly (not chaotic)52.169328.3218
objective (not subjective)52.154329.2178
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)52.165633.093
practical (not imaginative)51.980430.8242
eastern (not western)51.925934.2119
indulgent (not sober)51.867627.6233
instinctual (not reasoned)51.573931.5228
enlightened (not lost)51.356523.825
suspicious (not trusting)51.274931.9245
loose (not tight)51.141226.431
ranged (not melee)51.178632.019
🧗 (not 🛌)51.083234.3166
vegan (not cannibal)51.067027.325
lenient (not strict)50.156826.6235
trusting (not charming)50.258231.8215
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.267929.5182
concrete (not abstract)50.877829.183
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)50.462530.697
chortling (not giggling)50.686535.519

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 Taystee Jefferson based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Mercedes Jones (0.834)
  2. Nairobi (0.818)
  3. Veronica Fisher (0.806)
  4. Donna Pinciotti (0.797)
  5. Carla Espinosa (0.777)
  1. Sam Healy (-0.612)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (-0.552)
  3. Mr. William Collins (-0.514)
  4. Petunia Dursley (-0.51)
  5. James Taggart (-0.476)

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: ESTP (r = 0.35)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.34)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.12)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.1)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.08)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.04)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.06)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.1)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.13)
  10. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.13)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.27)
  12. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.28)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.29)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.3)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.31)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.35)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.35)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.43)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.44)
  20. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.51)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.55)
  22. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.55)
  23. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.56)
  24. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.58)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.65)


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