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Lincoln Burrows Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Lincoln Burrows is a character from Prison Break.

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
family-first (not work-first)95.047.639
masculine (not feminine)93.36112.054
loyal (not traitorous)90.423313.337
badass (not weakass)90.420418.224
💪 (not 🧠)88.73014.092
physical (not intellectual)88.52816.229
wooden (not plastic)87.81413.521
earth (not air)87.62321.121
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)87.44212.198
macho (not metrosexual)87.22318.352
clean (not perverted)86.913812.519
thick (not thin)85.55514.131
sturdy (not flimsy)85.315020.940
straight (not queer)85.022319.437
doer (not thinker)84.88520.924
serious (not playful)84.719716.034
important (not irrelevant)84.640020.746
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)84.610918.6107
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.730423.967
confidential (not gossiping)83.626119.535
never cries (not often crying)83.215922.323
mighty (not puny)83.025219.734
blacksmith (not tailor)82.94818.041
stubborn (not accommodating)82.937321.318
jock (not nerd)82.712822.927
practical (not imaginative)82.715217.943
sporty (not bookish)82.314521.043
🏀 (not 🎨)82.015222.258
🐘 (not 🐀)81.64021.488
🧗 (not 🛌)81.529422.597
🧢 (not 🎩)80.915727.896
brave (not careful)80.821016.037
prideful (not envious)80.413718.021
egalitarian (not racist)80.072215.545
direct (not roundabout)79.932624.333
gendered (not androgynous)79.861823.930
reclusive (not social)79.814417.966
empath (not psychopath)79.532315.417
private (not gregarious)79.026522.432
cool (not dorky)79.024025.547
punk rock (not preppy)78.822423.653
street-smart (not sheltered)78.739725.927
one-faced (not two-faced)78.540620.519
devoted (not unfaithful)78.584229.618
real (not philosophical)78.215619.037
heroic (not villainous)77.866218.464
common sense (not analysis)77.81425.217
sorrowful (not cheery)77.822716.025
Russian (not French)77.75924.247
main character (not side character)77.344922.09
sad (not happy)77.224517.543
😎 (not 🧐)77.128428.4101
🐐 (not 🦒)77.18324.878
freelance (not corporate)77.140324.466
guarded (not open)76.960527.128
frank (not sugarcoated)76.851924.220
rugged (not refined)76.822925.435
dog person (not cat person)76.819226.720
fire (not water)76.742526.223
sexual (not asexual)76.055123.926
wild (not tame)75.950820.948
oppressed (not privileged)75.913021.651
🤺 (not 🏌)75.853128.591
rough (not smooth)75.820323.725
soulful (not soulless)75.774022.637
realistic (not fantastical)75.730323.127
treasure (not trash)75.682621.890
frugal (not lavish)75.519020.725
hard (not soft)75.538027.338
tense (not relaxed)75.468026.628
slovenly (not stylish)75.413015.726
traumatized (not flourishing)75.440224.455
hunter (not gatherer)75.439626.453
driven (not unambitious)75.3105824.748
intense (not lighthearted)75.257622.151
gloomy (not sunny)75.135620.653
🌟 (not 💩)74.978923.393
low-tech (not high-tech)74.825620.030
non-gamer (not gamer)74.738329.518
diligent (not lazy)74.5118624.530
persistent (not quitter)74.5133124.958
bold (not shy)74.4104826.826
drop out (not valedictorian)74.221424.367
outlaw (not sheriff)74.142627.668
honorable (not cunning)74.138924.890
miserable (not joyful)74.135618.376
triggered (not trolling)73.824320.951
down2earth (not head@clouds)73.732825.825
hard (not soft)73.543625.244
attractive (not repulsive)73.485722.329
love-focused (not money-focused)73.373725.819
reserved (not chatty)73.336628.932
kind (not cruel)73.381424.634
monotone (not expressive)72.714323.613
altruistic (not selfish)72.446923.863
🐒 (not 🐩)72.122828.599
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.945024.847
believable (not poorly-written)71.993022.658
active (not slothful)71.6104627.936
demanding (not unchallenging)71.689627.425
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)71.643628.097
tall (not short)71.548624.948
biased (not impartial)71.450923.925
melee (not ranged)71.39029.344
spontaneous (not scheduled)71.342929.232
charming (not awkward)71.260423.541
scruffy (not manicured)71.233925.926
beautiful (not ugly)71.2109222.962
🐴 (not 🦄)71.241833.676
literal (not metaphorical)71.131424.635
go-getter (not slugabed)71.1104625.343
crafty (not scholarly)71.052927.938
alert (not oblivious)71.070928.769
😊 (not 🤣)70.850425.988
suspicious (not awkward)70.758324.636
opinionated (not jealous)70.675423.918
modest (not flamboyant)70.547225.133
realist (not idealist)70.533126.138
efficient (not overprepared)70.541625.449
chortling (not giggling)70.445925.849
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.446526.925
protagonist (not antagonist)70.486230.526
motivated (not unmotivated)70.4135424.723
tight (not loose)70.264925.858
muddy (not washed)70.221924.314
unlucky (not fortunate)70.135831.432
individualist (not communal)70.152429.625
hurried (not leisurely)69.933926.227
resistant (not resigned)69.770827.470
straightforward (not cryptic)69.559030.346
pro (not noob)69.595326.776
impatient (not patient)69.466433.327
involved (not remote)69.074025.427
concrete (not abstract)68.943730.771
vintage (not trendy)68.980121.022
bossy (not meek)68.988824.729
permanent (not transient)68.934026.235
dominant (not submissive)68.886230.351
confident (not insecure)68.782026.251
neurotypical (not autistic)68.781820.430
builder (not explorer)68.730027.935
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)68.528816.711
conventional (not creative)68.434427.925
interesting (not tiresome)68.482826.958
impulsive (not cautious)68.354330.646
minimalist (not pack rat)68.333328.769
monochrome (not multicolored)68.239028.128
utilitarian (not decorative)68.159025.630
secretive (not open-book)68.173331.469
dramatic (not comedic)68.182823.317
distant (not touchy-feely)68.154327.821
healthy (not sickly)68.090626.643
off-key (not musical)68.035625.751
🐮 (not 🐷)67.922626.173
stoic (not expressive)67.833428.130
good-cook (not bad-cook)67.729830.913
basic (not hipster)67.555026.031
unpolished (not eloquent)67.232129.331
not genocidal (not genocidal)67.2101228.319
feisty (not gracious)67.183325.432
stoic (not hypochondriac)67.153225.436
chaotic (not orderly)66.955731.027
🥰 (not 🙃)66.845832.383
🥾 (not 👟)66.845133.998
alpha (not beta)66.685833.850
factual (not poetic)66.556730.661
no-nonsense (not dramatic)66.442736.129
thrifty (not extravagant)66.445426.323
armoured (not vulnerable)66.376129.133
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.351130.732
instinctual (not reasoned)66.261630.649
rebellious (not obedient)66.284030.331
Roman (not Greek)66.221331.846
night owl (not morning lark)66.171326.436
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)66.053331.823
equitable (not hypocritical)66.054426.473
🤐 (not 😜)66.053034.675
trusting (not charming)65.927330.732
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.923125.749
self-assured (not self-conscious)65.784128.729
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.631925.832
legit (not scrub)65.5106828.041
haunted (not blissful)65.587424.518
respectful (not rude)65.079827.340
decisive (not hesitant)64.995930.227
anarchist (not statist)64.846528.047
skeptical (not spiritual)64.799925.630
poor (not rich)64.645329.939
accepting (not judgemental)64.653730.020
introvert (not extrovert)64.542329.435
compersive (not jealous)64.549028.427
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.441125.769
moody (not stable)64.388526.326
serious (not bold)64.243930.859
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.254830.832
🦇 (not 🐿)64.245427.664
deep (not shallow)64.181128.0119
nonpolitical (not political)64.034427.024
assertive (not passive)63.9108031.856
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.952232.042
industrial (not domestic)63.946730.630
cooperative (not competitive)63.840028.727
literary (not mathematical)63.870928.418
extreme (not moderate)63.887927.749
wholesome (not salacious)63.879027.772
📈 (not 📉)63.880529.693
normal (not weird)63.737027.043
competent (not incompetent)63.6131433.134
cannibal (not vegan)63.555326.756
bitter (not sweet)63.461329.030
unprepared (not hoarder)63.427028.124
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.355828.335
theist (not atheist)63.334731.835
reliable (not experimental)63.270429.859
offended (not chill)63.171926.559
always down (not picky)63.126929.117
folksy (not presidential)63.052627.467
tasteful (not lewd)62.991725.931
mischievous (not well behaved)62.886230.441
humorless (not funny)62.841928.934
English (not German)62.8140033.256
opinionated (not neutral)62.8145328.429
rustic (not cultured)62.836525.022
emotional (not logical)62.771229.531
spicy (not mild)62.789329.742
depressed (not bright)62.751424.927
frenzied (not sleepy)62.7126626.155
edgy (not politically correct)62.675629.834
backdoor (not official)62.567332.521
fixable (not unfixable)62.476327.757
realistic (not ambitious)62.436330.435
perceptive (not unobservant)62.3140029.650
uncreative (not open to new experinces)62.224531.629
self-destructive (not self-improving)62.266828.263
rhythmic (not stuttering)62.1112625.155
dry (not moist)62.151329.148
pensive (not serene)62.1112628.314
cocky (not timid)62.1113325.719
resourceful (not helpless)62.0140032.326
generous (not stingy)62.089832.422
human (not animalistic)61.8117724.224
demure (not vain)61.457129.226
mad (not glad)61.378427.566
pronatalist (not child free)61.235630.924
🤠 (not 🤑)61.192331.199
radical (not centrist)61.164823.817
sensible (not ludicrous)61.088529.531
lost (not enlightened)61.067328.560
strict (not lenient)60.978324.634
consistent (not variable)60.982529.651
low self esteem (not narcissistic)60.944431.862
fast (not slow)60.6115630.335
angry (not good-humored)60.658325.432
nurturing (not poisonous)60.694925.928
👽 (not 🤡)60.668927.384
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.681628.443
loveable (not punchable)60.597830.760
still (not twitchy)60.541131.817
princess (not queen)60.545733.920
giving (not receiving)60.596330.220
aloof (not obsessed)60.415224.725
reasonable (not deranged)60.486928.263
pure (not debased)60.378525.345
western (not eastern)60.398629.843
prudish (not flirtatious)60.355628.821
rigid (not flexible)60.176026.635
disarming (not creepy)60.1119126.758
independent (not codependent)60.0102938.822
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.065229.522
normie (not freak)59.957127.316
dunce (not genius)59.833527.273
historical (not modern)59.861826.530
sane (not crazy)59.867627.472
subdued (not exuberant)59.846031.052
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')59.613430.025
rational (not whimsical)59.589034.034
first-mate (not captain)59.576434.640
close-minded (not open-minded)59.448325.227
tactful (not indiscreet)59.499029.959
underachiever (not overachiever)59.423126.412
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.362232.341
bashful (not exhibitionist)59.338126.216
fighter (not lover)59.373327.314
humble (not arrogant)59.264330.938
ADHD (not OCD)59.053732.717
bad boy (not white knight)58.960433.623
Italian (not Swedish)58.871730.158
orange (not purple)58.762034.630
repetitive (not varied)58.782028.345
😏 (not 😬)58.785033.5104
whippersnapper (not sage)58.763033.040
playful (not shy)58.6118130.534
ferocious (not pacifist)58.399732.329
resolute (not wavering)58.3121934.254
romantic (not dispassionate)58.0121227.352
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.9105028.524
charismatic (not uninspiring)57.7145130.336
genuine (not sarcastic)57.684730.242
complicated (not simple)57.6117331.229
factual (not exaggerating)57.579529.325
tautology (not oxymoron)57.525135.312
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)57.468832.264
attentive (not interrupting)57.482928.621
contrarian (not yes-man)57.4103732.217
predictable (not quirky)57.465226.418
feminist (not sexist)57.3121023.042
pointed (not random)57.3133130.540
reactive (not proactive)57.375135.016
deviant (not average)57.1103929.732
scandalous (not proper)57.183630.438
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.190935.294
generalist (not specialist)57.037130.127
hedonist (not monastic)56.981630.732
cold (not warm)56.872427.230
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.890125.544
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.7115628.443
🥵 (not 🥶)56.788836.952
existentialist (not nihilist)56.6108226.625
heathen (not devout)56.565130.534
spontaneous (not deliberate)56.459729.830
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.443836.135
luddite (not technophile)56.475123.747
mature (not juvenile)56.397530.428
grateful (not entitled)56.382825.714
on-time (not tardy)56.1120730.617
reassuring (not fearmongering)56.1102231.656
old (not young)56.064621.431
messy (not neat)56.061930.341
master (not apprentice)56.0118827.657
ironic (not profound)56.077730.622
Coke (not Pepsi)56.067634.925
mundane (not extraordinary)55.941328.234
concise (not long-winded)55.880436.421
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)55.7105830.830
💝 (not 💔)55.790336.164
prestigious (not disreputable)55.4114430.922
complimentary (not insulting)55.495927.551
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.3126430.265
goth (not flower child)55.359229.017
avant-garde (not classical)55.264424.522
empirical (not theoretical)55.192634.230
unorthodox (not traditional)55.1100335.932
intimate (not formal)55.187330.062
🤖 (not 👻)55.174531.073
🥴 (not 🥳)55.097231.391
paranoid (not naive)55.0110130.620
curious (not apathetic)54.9138927.627
😇 (not 😈)54.895230.196
🤫 (not 🤔)54.850934.982
precise (not vague)54.7125131.352
worldly (not innocent)54.6129135.936
barbaric (not civilized)54.652327.328
deep (not epic)54.577629.916
lustful (not chaste)54.3100429.033
quiet (not loud)54.383634.533
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.3134831.573
regular (not zany)54.371627.246
works hard (not plays hard)54.1127530.633
clumsy (not coordinated)54.057131.127
low IQ (not high IQ)54.028127.628
cynical (not gullible)54.0119029.524
liberal (not conservative)53.9119127.655
vanilla (not kinky)53.889331.429
introspective (not not introspective)53.7129831.840
scientific (not artistic)53.596328.440
authoritarian (not democratic)53.477129.424
desperate (not high standards)53.164333.916
bored (not interested)52.835327.719
chosen one (not everyman)52.7105030.424
emotional (not unemotional)52.7140831.128
rap (not rock)52.721129.124
suspicious (not trusting)52.6105633.139
anxious (not calm)52.5115333.442
transparent (not machiavellian)52.492927.125
libertarian (not socialist)52.3110533.629
slacker (not workaholic)52.343430.327
forgiving (not vengeful)52.297131.128
quarrelsome (not warm)52.2102232.732
fresh (not stinky)52.2134628.060
pop (not indie)52.258329.824
outsider (not insider)52.1101431.241
subjective (not objective)52.094434.534
enslaved (not emancipated)51.944732.953
foolish (not wise)51.778027.041
winter (not summer)51.794734.928
arcane (not mainstream)51.5114831.323
goof-off (not studious)51.563830.963
pretentious (not unassuming)51.4112629.658
linear (not circular)51.499427.944
disorganized (not self-disciplined)51.356332.825
urban (not rural)51.3140931.363
💀 (not 🎃)51.1103433.449
sober (not indulgent)50.194230.940
jaded (not innocent)50.9135935.527
😀 (not 😭)50.898932.278
🧕 (not 💃)50.266434.294
astonishing (not methodical)50.775628.327
demonic (not angelic)50.682623.935
geriatric (not vibrant)50.455130.261
ignorant (not knowledgeable)50.650927.358
cheesy (not chic)50.5106627.219

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dominic Toretto (0.774)
  2. Daryl Dixon (0.77)
  3. Kayce Dutton (0.767)
  4. Jim Hopper (0.765)
  5. Butch Coolidge (0.763)
  6. Rip Wheeler (0.757)
  7. Wolverine (0.755)
  8. Bellamy Blake (0.754)
  9. Max Rockatansky (0.749)
  10. Ka D'Argo (0.739)
  1. Lee Sizemore (-0.402)
  2. Horace Slughorn (-0.401)
  3. Tobias Funke (-0.372)
  4. Agt. Wendell Pleakley (-0.37)
  5. Howard Wolowitz (-0.37)
  6. Craig Pelton (-0.37)
  7. Connor Roy (-0.369)
  8. Harry Crane (-0.354)
  9. Paul Kinsey (-0.349)
  10. Tom Wambsgans (-0.335)

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 Lincoln Burrows to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Lincoln Burrows is described identify as.

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


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