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Michael Scofield Descriptive Personality Statistics

Michael Scofield 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 1,750 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
coordinated (not clumsy)97.237.326
important (not irrelevant)96.757.852
high IQ (not low IQ)96.6188.028
knowledgeable (not ignorant)96.168.170
genius (not dunce)95.8210.372
persistent (not quitter)95.43711.171
diligent (not lazy)95.3366.124
extraordinary (not mundane)95.048.330
competent (not incompetent)94.82413.935
pro (not noob)94.72614.257
perceptive (not unobservant)94.02919.054
interested (not bored)93.948.516
driven (not unambitious)93.65917.240
private (not gregarious)93.3109.527
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.06610.224
confidential (not gossiping)92.81210.233
family-first (not work-first)92.81515.249
🌟 (not 💩)92.82115.1112
motivated (not unmotivated)92.413016.423
🧠 (not 💪)92.34616.193
fast (not slow)92.2716.629
treasure (not trash)92.02810.788
patient (not impatient)91.8313.832
open to new experinces (not uncreative)91.6549.232
secretive (not open-book)91.54014.553
alert (not oblivious)91.12916.370
master (not apprentice)91.08020.144
interesting (not tiresome)90.91517.360
intellectual (not physical)90.86012.033
workaholic (not slacker)90.711516.333
go-getter (not slugabed)90.75017.443
reserved (not chatty)90.4319.139
creative (not conventional)90.33716.538
heroic (not villainous)90.39311.760
captain (not first-mate)90.37918.132
introspective (not not introspective)89.9317.543
wise (not foolish)89.83115.840
studious (not goof-off)89.88119.461
mature (not juvenile)89.74316.334
high-tech (not low-tech)89.45317.143
precise (not vague)89.23020.758
egalitarian (not racist)88.914812.844
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.72313.741
active (not slothful)88.613118.937
analysis (not common sense)88.61524.619
devoted (not unfaithful)88.123010.814
clean (not perverted)88.08913.418
tactful (not indiscreet)87.91119.368
love-focused (not money-focused)87.914713.121
pointed (not random)87.88723.040
attractive (not repulsive)87.618917.741
alpha (not beta)87.616917.837
hoarder (not unprepared)87.6514.032
neat (not messy)87.510318.938
loyal (not traitorous)87.234022.531
deep (not shallow)87.13319.7115
resourceful (not helpless)86.925427.631
🧗 (not 🛌)86.910921.796
badass (not weakass)86.930123.920
legit (not scrub)86.78021.034
confident (not insecure)86.613819.161
mathematical (not literary)86.52620.733
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.53818.346
respectful (not rude)86.39816.747
specialist (not generalist)86.31317.129
overachiever (not underachiever)86.319924.117
decisive (not hesitant)86.113424.625
believable (not poorly-written)85.66416.467
bookish (not sporty)85.525316.534
beautiful (not ugly)85.544021.560
😊 (not 🤣)85.42717.994
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.419222.538
kind (not cruel)85.327418.625
altruistic (not selfish)85.18314.742
serious (not playful)84.915317.219
cautious (not impulsive)84.93518.142
😏 (not 😬)84.84923.498
orderly (not chaotic)83.611720.525
on-time (not tardy)83.329224.320
logical (not emotional)83.26822.532
👽 (not 🤡)83.22818.2116
attentive (not interrupting)83.24524.316
sturdy (not flimsy)83.118917.053
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.129123.355
cool (not dorky)83.012325.129
generous (not stingy)83.012912.425
factual (not exaggerating)82.98622.219
guarded (not open)82.729125.926
quirky (not predictable)82.67012.427
complicated (not simple)82.222025.132
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.226620.151
tight (not loose)82.115420.463
opinionated (not jealous)82.112113.025
chosen one (not everyman)81.95726.024
charming (not awkward)81.920322.037
quiet (not loud)81.910420.533
🥰 (not 🙃)81.95027.471
giving (not receiving)81.916024.022
deviant (not average)81.816520.329
dominant (not submissive)81.741619.133
works hard (not plays hard)81.726023.733
independent (not codependent)81.723927.331
protagonist (not antagonist)81.626926.218
compersive (not jealous)81.63618.518
queen (not princess)81.225220.819
nerd (not jock)81.231724.032
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.112228.9100
intense (not lighthearted)81.132822.454
suspicious (not awkward)81.018414.631
street-smart (not sheltered)80.930325.336
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)80.56928.628
masculine (not feminine)80.044217.769
no-nonsense (not dramatic)80.09323.730
wooden (not plastic)80.011620.411
rebellious (not obedient)79.937620.136
arcane (not mainstream)79.910325.525
consistent (not variable)79.611126.354
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.528830.337
frank (not sugarcoated)79.534025.211
reasonable (not deranged)79.320925.372
loveable (not punchable)79.124423.250
💝 (not 💔)79.013628.770
feminist (not sexist)78.945617.840
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.929824.364
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.820027.652
resolute (not wavering)78.423827.464
📈 (not 📉)78.38230.0109
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.233233.527
valedictorian (not drop out)78.146431.759
cultured (not rustic)78.118227.020
extreme (not moderate)78.041727.137
nurturing (not poisonous)78.031420.327
equitable (not hypocritical)78.011025.880
eloquent (not unpolished)77.934524.028
🤖 (not 👻)77.86829.077
distant (not touchy-feely)77.821619.321
rich (not poor)77.541722.634
minimalist (not pack rat)77.47325.374
soulful (not soulless)77.257925.224
cynical (not gullible)77.235223.417
opinionated (not neutral)77.173732.010
enlightened (not lost)76.910527.162
focused on the future (not focused on the present)76.86625.539
fresh (not stinky)76.847224.455
direct (not roundabout)76.740828.029
wholesome (not salacious)76.728428.050
strict (not lenient)76.628720.143
curious (not apathetic)76.629429.324
tasteful (not lewd)76.424320.825
technophile (not luddite)76.413728.032
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)76.138731.032
🥵 (not 🥶)76.114129.846
freak (not normie)76.024127.226
armoured (not vulnerable)75.934328.932
OCD (not ADHD)75.829927.816
skeptical (not spiritual)75.844526.029
spelunker (not claustrophobic)75.712125.851
presidential (not folksy)75.625625.357
angelic (not demonic)75.530220.132
utilitarian (not decorative)75.024729.422
objective (not subjective)74.94030.228
methodical (not astonishing)74.825034.431
resistant (not resigned)74.836029.576
reclusive (not social)74.819624.278
good-cook (not bad-cook)74.712123.418
human (not animalistic)74.659427.230
prestigious (not disreputable)74.535226.523
reassuring (not fearmongering)74.526625.643
straight (not queer)74.067030.433
rational (not whimsical)73.935829.534
weird (not normal)73.839320.134
factual (not poetic)73.729231.849
mighty (not puny)73.655424.431
gendered (not androgynous)73.590729.328
freelance (not corporate)73.544332.153
calm (not anxious)73.214931.625
outlaw (not sheriff)73.240228.747
demanding (not unchallenging)73.274133.018
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.124034.0108
paranoid (not naive)73.127431.815
modest (not flamboyant)73.033229.438
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.031631.524
reasoned (not instinctual)72.915029.856
optimistic (not pessimistic)72.928428.628
prideful (not envious)72.847522.124
disarming (not creepy)72.653325.347
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.666431.921
pensive (not serene)72.438434.916
concise (not long-winded)72.415731.419
stable (not moody)72.310030.529
obsessed (not aloof)72.237125.331
emancipated (not enslaved)72.044027.048
radical (not centrist)71.823629.721
night owl (not morning lark)71.846528.738
humble (not arrogant)71.528328.631
sorrowful (not cheery)71.243325.022
genuine (not sarcastic)71.235328.734
assertive (not passive)71.271328.672
indie (not pop)71.141624.317
civilized (not barbaric)71.167030.129
🐮 (not 🐷)70.910226.5109
never cries (not often crying)70.746724.526
stubborn (not accommodating)70.677733.914
English (not German)70.485431.754
varied (not repetitive)70.37629.448
white knight (not bad boy)70.351030.725
pure (not debased)70.240130.233
stoic (not expressive)70.223431.137
introvert (not extrovert)70.124527.127
dramatic (not comedic)70.164330.523
permanent (not transient)69.927233.246
chortling (not giggling)69.841628.343
natural-talent (not hard-work)69.812535.113
proper (not scandalous)69.739830.220
bold (not shy)69.6107425.128
frenzied (not sleepy)69.577429.448
winter (not summer)69.436032.218
ambitious (not realistic)69.447831.818
theoretical (not empirical)69.32631.840
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.361931.528
romantic (not dispassionate)69.366428.459
tense (not relaxed)69.285831.226
avant-garde (not classical)69.121825.615
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.036329.733
cryptic (not straightforward)68.912035.831
serious (not bold)68.925633.455
subdued (not exuberant)68.816129.340
thinker (not doer)68.615435.218
🎨 (not 🏀)68.269131.938
zany (not regular)68.049930.343
libertarian (not socialist)67.920026.032
formal (not intimate)67.939530.940
urban (not rural)67.874829.745
🤐 (not 😜)67.639435.575
complimentary (not insulting)67.549629.137
sage (not whippersnapper)67.424031.359
atheist (not theist)67.351127.621
unorthodox (not traditional)67.354232.235
haunted (not blissful)67.371026.319
realistic (not fantastical)66.955234.216
shy (not playful)66.714225.037
sad (not happy)66.758119.235
chic (not cheesy)66.734928.223
refined (not rugged)66.260027.639
existentialist (not nihilist)66.241129.524
🤺 (not 🏌)66.281334.379
scientific (not artistic)66.055133.326
young (not old)66.079926.325
machiavellian (not transparent)66.042131.120
profound (not ironic)65.925926.517
grateful (not entitled)65.844230.123
sweet (not bitter)65.751729.332
still (not twitchy)65.725533.223
bossy (not meek)65.489828.325
liberal (not conservative)65.363930.859
ranged (not melee)65.326530.036
🥳 (not 🥴)65.225135.784
picky (not always down)65.250528.524
open-minded (not close-minded)65.162234.733
efficient (not overprepared)65.168439.261
charming (not trusting)65.050831.435
involved (not remote)64.687237.133
accepting (not judgemental)64.645833.721
miserable (not joyful)64.664623.976
🧢 (not 🎩)64.551038.290
western (not eastern)64.458731.852
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.462128.662
tall (not short)64.365024.239
vegan (not cannibal)64.352331.047
contrarian (not yes-man)64.362235.723
Greek (not Roman)64.111431.539
healthy (not sickly)63.895430.156
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.759032.933
political (not nonpolitical)63.656833.122
stoic (not hypochondriac)63.559031.937
mischievous (not well behaved)63.474734.334
stylish (not slovenly)63.477532.130
proactive (not reactive)63.222335.720
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.154234.595
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)63.191734.5114
wild (not tame)63.078130.149
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.040437.960
earth (not air)63.070135.714
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.950430.143
linear (not circular)62.933434.948
fixable (not unfixable)62.964733.660
fortunate (not unlucky)62.840132.638
frugal (not lavish)62.857931.023
realist (not idealist)62.853533.946
chill (not offended)62.835527.957
chivalrous (not businesslike)62.848133.918
gloomy (not sunny)62.765130.165
smooth (not rough)62.651532.934
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.657729.844
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.526032.064
🤠 (not 🤑)62.473734.196
flirtatious (not prudish)62.066827.820
bright (not depressed)61.853229.932
gamer (not non-gamer)61.836833.911
🐘 (not 🐀)61.748336.6108
honorable (not cunning)61.673334.985
high standards (not desperate)61.676632.612
😇 (not 😈)61.564130.7106
vibrant (not geriatric)61.592730.953
extravagant (not thrifty)61.555131.520
self-improving (not self-destructive)61.446531.567
🤫 (not 🤔)61.125036.388
privileged (not oppressed)61.193630.165
spicy (not mild)61.084427.743
traumatized (not flourishing)60.883233.154
manicured (not scruffy)60.792331.626
deep (not epic)60.639637.023
individualist (not communal)60.576433.833
warm (not quarrelsome)60.454229.840
empath (not psychopath)60.389528.614
vengeful (not forgiving)60.166132.331
dry (not moist)59.952526.549
sensible (not ludicrous)59.680733.728
industrial (not domestic)59.656134.127
reliable (not experimental)59.671435.858
devout (not heathen)59.365329.830
chaste (not lustful)59.245932.429
hard (not soft)59.276626.344
sober (not indulgent)58.953734.432
humorless (not funny)58.846032.133
demure (not vain)58.858531.730
🐐 (not 🦒)58.386436.789
blacksmith (not tailor)58.246832.345
one-faced (not two-faced)58.198735.919
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.063828.621
hard (not soft)58.079631.133
feisty (not gracious)58.0104732.728
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.0105631.972
fire (not water)58.089737.218
mad (not glad)57.979629.665
literal (not metaphorical)57.888032.440
jaded (not innocent)57.7100330.718
sane (not crazy)57.663932.271
crafty (not scholarly)57.386533.836
🦇 (not 🐿)57.355735.278
triggered (not trolling)57.3100530.667
warm (not cold)57.179432.333
😀 (not 😭)57.163932.5112
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)57.154726.111
orange (not purple)57.061137.735
monotone (not expressive)57.044631.724
insider (not outsider)56.753136.336
monochrome (not multicolored)56.766637.829
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.674035.636
🐒 (not 🐩)56.661733.994
lover (not fighter)56.670530.516
backdoor (not official)56.577635.133
vintage (not trendy)56.3111530.016
pretentious (not unassuming)56.284532.770
hipster (not basic)56.148122.825
musical (not off-key)56.154031.448
modern (not historical)56.084831.622
neurotypical (not autistic)55.8130534.031
good-humored (not angry)55.885530.232
emotional (not unemotional)55.8112630.924
muddy (not washed)55.850330.415
worldly (not innocent)55.5112529.730
punk rock (not preppy)55.561033.150
concrete (not abstract)55.490636.155
flexible (not rigid)55.258834.433
💀 (not 🎃)55.277534.560
exhibitionist (not bashful)55.1100033.315
timid (not cocky)55.134831.019
Coke (not Pepsi)55.066738.321
pronatalist (not child free)54.845330.922
🧐 (not 😎)54.868041.0107
🧕 (not 💃)54.843534.087
edgy (not politically correct)54.689234.732
vanilla (not kinky)53.977430.430
biased (not impartial)53.8126530.642
leisurely (not hurried)53.857235.325
hedonist (not monastic)53.787130.049
brave (not careful)53.4106934.526
statist (not anarchist)53.481733.338
🥾 (not 👟)53.373934.0103
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.157535.019
sexual (not asexual)53.1117131.515
Swedish (not Italian)52.971832.147
thick (not thin)52.860430.225
hunter (not gatherer)52.689435.351
authoritarian (not democratic)52.173534.623
trusting (not suspicious)51.972837.734
rap (not rock)51.921330.720
tautology (not oxymoron)51.747626.510
philosophical (not real)51.447338.229
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)51.483432.558
pacifist (not ferocious)51.364735.631
practical (not imaginative)51.2110338.838
metrosexual (not macho)51.2107433.343
competitive (not cooperative)51.1108937.936
explorer (not builder)51.189738.029
French (not Russian)51.1111231.751
dog person (not cat person)50.989238.224
🦄 (not 🐴)50.872237.3108
flower child (not goth)50.7111825.519

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. El Profesor (0.858)
  2. Andy Dufresne (0.851)
  3. Morpheus (0.837)
  4. Lucius Fox (0.823)
  5. Sayid Jarrah (0.818)
  6. Ender Wiggin (0.808)
  7. Hwang Jun-ho (0.798)
  8. Paul Atreides (0.797)
  9. Professor X (0.791)
  10. Petra Arkanian (0.785)
  1. The Deep (-0.622)
  2. James Taggart (-0.581)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.577)
  4. Arturo Roman (-0.557)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.542)
  6. Homer Simpson (-0.531)
  7. Connor Roy (-0.529)
  8. Mike McLintock (-0.528)
  9. Tommy (-0.517)
  10. A.J. Soprano (-0.502)

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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