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Michael Scofield Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
high IQ (not low IQ)96.8207.532
important (not irrelevant)96.767.852
coordinated (not clumsy)96.667.428
knowledgeable (not ignorant)96.248.171
genius (not dunce)95.8410.372
diligent (not lazy)95.7286.026
persistent (not quitter)95.44011.171
competent (not incompetent)95.02913.736
pro (not noob)94.82914.158
perceptive (not unobservant)93.73719.055
driven (not unambitious)93.66317.240
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.5539.830
main character (not side character)93.411516.014
family-first (not work-first)93.21514.852
fast (not slow)93.0615.733
motivated (not unmotivated)93.013015.925
extraordinary (not mundane)92.82314.731
🌟 (not 💩)92.82215.1112
confidential (not gossiping)92.71910.235
private (not gregarious)92.31510.728
🧠 (not 💪)92.25916.194
treasure (not trash)92.03910.691
interested (not bored)92.079.220
secretive (not open-book)91.44914.454
intellectual (not physical)91.16811.934
alert (not oblivious)91.13416.370
interesting (not tiresome)91.01717.162
master (not apprentice)90.99519.647
heroic (not villainous)90.59711.662
go-getter (not slugabed)90.45417.145
open to new experinces (not uncreative)90.48011.433
workaholic (not slacker)90.414716.234
wise (not foolish)90.33815.542
creative (not conventional)90.34016.538
introspective (not not introspective)90.2617.444
studious (not goof-off)90.19519.163
mature (not juvenile)89.85216.036
patient (not impatient)89.71119.234
high-tech (not low-tech)89.46817.143
overachiever (not underachiever)89.411821.523
precise (not vague)89.23320.559
captain (not first-mate)89.111219.033
egalitarian (not racist)88.916612.844
active (not slothful)88.914818.838
analysis (not common sense)88.61924.619
tactful (not indiscreet)88.11219.171
reserved (not chatty)88.07115.342
neat (not messy)88.011118.540
hoarder (not unprepared)88.0313.933
love-focused (not money-focused)87.917913.121
attractive (not repulsive)87.720117.444
alpha (not beta)87.619217.837
deep (not shallow)87.43519.5118
mathematical (not literary)87.32120.335
resourceful (not helpless)87.326727.332
devoted (not unfaithful)87.332310.915
inspiring (not cringeworthy)87.25117.643
specialist (not generalist)87.2716.931
🧗 (not 🛌)87.112721.697
respectful (not rude)87.19716.550
decisive (not hesitant)87.112224.027
loyal (not traitorous)86.743622.433
confident (not insecure)86.614819.063
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.54218.346
clean (not perverted)86.215913.820
pointed (not random)86.016025.843
beautiful (not ugly)85.550521.560
cautious (not impulsive)85.34118.043
kind (not cruel)85.332118.625
believable (not poorly-written)85.38316.170
altruistic (not selfish)85.19614.742
legit (not scrub)85.013323.236
😏 (not 😬)84.95423.399
😊 (not 🤣)84.74619.596
badass (not weakass)84.543426.922
orderly (not chaotic)84.311420.326
serious (not playful)84.221816.521
on-time (not tardy)84.029423.423
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.629024.939
cool (not dorky)83.512424.930
sturdy (not flimsy)83.521016.955
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.431423.256
factual (not exaggerating)83.48422.328
guarded (not open)83.331025.627
quiet (not loud)83.39520.136
logical (not emotional)83.28622.532
opinionated (not jealous)82.910613.027
bookish (not sporty)82.836921.336
👽 (not 🤡)82.84118.3118
protagonist (not antagonist)82.827324.621
compersive (not jealous)82.63118.519
tight (not loose)82.616520.166
chosen one (not everyman)82.47125.326
complicated (not simple)82.225625.132
giving (not receiving)82.116923.524
deviant (not average)82.117420.130
dominant (not submissive)82.045118.934
🥰 (not 🙃)81.96627.471
intense (not lighthearted)81.636422.156
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.532820.153
attentive (not interrupting)81.47725.424
independent (not codependent)81.428127.236
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.314628.8101
rebellious (not obedient)81.339019.939
charming (not awkward)81.225222.138
nerd (not jock)81.234424.032
street-smart (not sheltered)80.933025.336
quirky (not predictable)80.911019.330
arcane (not mainstream)80.810223.630
queen (not princess)80.229920.820
masculine (not feminine)79.950717.571
wooden (not plastic)79.714219.612
works hard (not plays hard)79.737326.235
consistent (not variable)79.613426.354
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.532930.337
reasonable (not deranged)79.522825.373
soulful (not soulless)79.255924.527
eloquent (not unpolished)79.135023.630
resolute (not wavering)79.125927.067
no-nonsense (not dramatic)79.112223.931
feminist (not sexist)78.952617.840
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.934523.768
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.836333.028
suspicious (not awkward)78.827718.932
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.822827.652
extreme (not moderate)78.644826.240
📈 (not 📉)78.310330.0109
💝 (not 💔)78.217229.972
loveable (not punchable)78.131323.353
nurturing (not poisonous)78.037020.327
generous (not stingy)77.930123.033
valedictorian (not drop out)77.954332.062
OCD (not ADHD)77.824726.719
prestigious (not disreputable)77.629425.727
equitable (not hypocritical)77.614326.083
🤖 (not 👻)77.69229.380
cultured (not rustic)77.621626.327
cynical (not gullible)77.239123.417
wholesome (not salacious)77.131327.552
technophile (not luddite)76.915227.534
fresh (not stinky)76.953724.256
rich (not poor)76.948522.535
minimalist (not pack rat)76.99326.078
distant (not touchy-feely)76.728520.323
curious (not apathetic)76.635029.324
armoured (not vulnerable)76.636128.733
focused on the future (not focused on the present)76.58424.444
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.516532.234
tasteful (not lewd)76.428220.825
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)76.442930.633
presidential (not folksy)76.327825.159
🥵 (not 🥶)76.216529.348
skeptical (not spiritual)76.148625.630
enlightened (not lost)76.113727.763
objective (not subjective)76.03929.630
methodical (not astonishing)75.625734.132
human (not animalistic)75.662326.632
spelunker (not claustrophobic)75.615425.652
utilitarian (not decorative)75.426127.926
good-cook (not bad-cook)75.213322.320
reassuring (not fearmongering)75.129725.644
direct (not roundabout)75.052329.130
resistant (not resigned)75.038729.477
reclusive (not social)74.823624.278
pensive (not serene)74.531230.123
freelance (not corporate)74.448831.955
strict (not lenient)74.439222.145
straight (not queer)74.470030.034
angelic (not demonic)74.140320.836
rational (not whimsical)73.941929.534
freak (not normie)73.832729.629
modest (not flamboyant)73.635929.040
mighty (not puny)73.662424.431
paranoid (not naive)73.630530.816
reasoned (not instinctual)73.516029.558
gendered (not androgynous)73.5101229.328
prideful (not envious)73.550221.426
dramatic (not comedic)73.260528.828
calm (not anxious)73.217831.625
stubborn (not accommodating)73.076630.618
optimistic (not pessimistic)72.932228.628
obsessed (not aloof)72.841525.032
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.877731.323
factual (not poetic)72.736532.250
never cries (not often crying)72.748624.728
concise (not long-winded)72.617031.323
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.635630.925
weird (not normal)72.548923.336
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)72.430634.5109
night owl (not morning lark)72.351728.539
emancipated (not enslaved)72.049527.048
stable (not moody)71.812130.132
humble (not arrogant)71.831728.132
frank (not sugarcoated)71.778232.116
genuine (not sarcastic)71.541428.435
opinionated (not neutral)71.5109636.212
sorrowful (not cheery)71.448524.523
demanding (not unchallenging)71.392332.523
varied (not repetitive)71.27129.250
civilized (not barbaric)71.177729.630
🐮 (not 🐷)70.712426.4110
profound (not ironic)70.618425.422
outlaw (not sheriff)70.553131.149
assertive (not passive)70.583529.073
stoic (not expressive)70.427930.738
disarming (not creepy)70.372828.251
bold (not shy)70.2120226.131
pure (not debased)70.246730.233
English (not German)70.297831.757
thinker (not doer)70.215335.019
haunted (not blissful)69.971426.321
radical (not centrist)69.934329.723
chortling (not giggling)69.848128.343
natural-talent (not hard-work)69.814035.113
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.738629.135
tense (not relaxed)69.299031.226
indie (not pop)69.257727.022
avant-garde (not classical)69.124625.615
white knight (not bad boy)69.163332.127
introvert (not extrovert)69.030828.731
permanent (not transient)68.934034.048
frenzied (not sleepy)68.892829.649
🎨 (not 🏀)68.777131.440
serious (not bold)68.630734.058
theoretical (not empirical)68.64531.841
romantic (not dispassionate)68.678928.760
sad (not happy)68.061419.038
unorthodox (not traditional)67.962031.936
subdued (not exuberant)67.921629.541
libertarian (not socialist)67.921426.032
cryptic (not straightforward)67.815137.033
picky (not always down)67.848427.928
complimentary (not insulting)67.656629.139
🤐 (not 😜)67.646735.575
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.676732.329
young (not old)67.487525.827
bossy (not meek)67.194828.027
sage (not whippersnapper)66.929432.261
existentialist (not nihilist)66.843829.326
shy (not playful)66.716725.037
open-minded (not close-minded)66.764233.936
chic (not cheesy)66.741528.223
urban (not rural)66.687630.247
zany (not regular)66.561331.544
formal (not intimate)66.549831.841
ambitious (not realistic)66.465233.720
refined (not rugged)66.267827.240
accepting (not judgemental)66.248832.623
proper (not scandalous)66.255731.223
🤺 (not 🏌)66.294634.379
atheist (not theist)66.064429.727
tall (not short)65.968024.460
🥳 (not 🥴)65.826835.586
winter (not summer)65.850634.819
liberal (not conservative)65.372930.859
gamer (not non-gamer)65.333832.513
scientific (not artistic)65.265433.027
realistic (not fantastical)65.268933.618
mischievous (not well behaved)65.180734.036
machiavellian (not transparent)65.051832.823
grateful (not entitled)64.953828.430
stoic (not hypochondriac)64.961731.340
frugal (not lavish)64.957830.927
involved (not remote)64.699137.133
🧢 (not 🎩)64.557938.290
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.569328.464
sweet (not bitter)64.463729.334
ranged (not melee)64.435730.137
healthy (not sickly)64.3105530.459
miserable (not joyful)64.375223.778
efficient (not overprepared)64.381939.463
Greek (not Roman)64.113131.539
western (not eastern)64.073431.554
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.060429.447
charming (not trusting)63.959931.437
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.644237.863
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.567133.335
gloomy (not sunny)63.571930.067
fixable (not unfixable)63.570033.661
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.462734.596
chill (not offended)63.338827.958
vegan (not cannibal)63.365831.650
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)63.258229.844
high standards (not desperate)63.279931.315
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)63.1105534.5114
fortunate (not unlucky)63.044232.040
still (not twitchy)63.035834.924
smooth (not rough)62.957032.535
contrarian (not yes-man)62.980535.624
linear (not circular)62.539935.150
🤫 (not 🤔)62.424136.192
😇 (not 😈)62.372230.7109
🤠 (not 🤑)62.189634.097
honorable (not cunning)62.083934.986
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.031532.068
wild (not tame)61.990730.750
realist (not idealist)61.863434.247
spicy (not mild)61.792927.744
🐘 (not 🐀)61.754436.6108
proactive (not reactive)61.730735.822
flirtatious (not prudish)61.775026.024
individualist (not communal)61.683134.034
vibrant (not geriatric)61.5104930.654
bright (not depressed)61.462429.533
privileged (not oppressed)61.2103429.966
self-improving (not self-destructive)61.055731.468
political (not nonpolitical)60.975834.823
traumatized (not flourishing)60.897633.154
empath (not psychopath)60.3102728.614
sober (not indulgent)60.257734.633
vengeful (not forgiving)60.175332.331
chaste (not lustful)60.153131.334
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)59.964729.322
reliable (not experimental)59.980935.659
monotone (not expressive)59.843032.026
stylish (not slovenly)59.6100331.936
industrial (not domestic)59.664334.127
humorless (not funny)59.451931.834
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')59.419534.923
earth (not air)59.496937.317
sensible (not ludicrous)59.393933.129
crafty (not scholarly)59.392434.038
extravagant (not thrifty)59.368732.321
lover (not fighter)59.271531.317
dry (not moist)59.063926.950
demure (not vain)58.867131.730
🐐 (not 🦒)58.897036.790
hard (not soft)58.488926.745
warm (not quarrelsome)58.368330.642
mad (not glad)58.288829.367
fire (not water)58.2100034.222
devout (not heathen)58.081230.832
deep (not epic)58.060036.929
insider (not outsider)57.956436.537
vintage (not trendy)57.8123229.320
hard (not soft)57.790631.637
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.7120331.873
backdoor (not official)57.684535.234
sane (not crazy)57.673731.972
blacksmith (not tailor)57.555932.847
feisty (not gracious)57.4118932.329
chivalrous (not businesslike)57.475036.722
manicured (not scruffy)57.3113933.028
orange (not purple)57.070337.735
😀 (not 😭)56.972432.6114
literal (not metaphorical)56.8106632.943
triggered (not trolling)56.7118830.968
monochrome (not multicolored)56.577037.531
one-faced (not two-faced)56.5116935.720
🐒 (not 🐩)56.470634.196
warm (not cold)56.394732.134
modern (not historical)56.395330.923
hipster (not basic)56.157222.825
🦇 (not 🐿)56.166435.680
musical (not off-key)56.162331.448
punk rock (not preppy)56.069732.552
neurotypical (not autistic)55.8144934.031
good-humored (not angry)55.897830.232
pretentious (not unassuming)55.896532.872
emotional (not unemotional)55.8131030.924
jaded (not innocent)55.8119931.019
timid (not cocky)55.638730.320
worldly (not innocent)55.5127329.730
cosmopolitan (not provincial)55.487735.837
💀 (not 🎃)55.488434.062
flexible (not rigid)55.268734.433
brave (not careful)55.1117234.128
🧐 (not 😎)55.177041.0108
concrete (not abstract)54.9105735.956
sexual (not asexual)54.9125332.518
pronatalist (not child free)54.850530.922
🧕 (not 💃)54.851234.087
Coke (not Pepsi)54.777539.423
edgy (not politically correct)54.6101534.732
vanilla (not kinky)53.989130.430
authoritarian (not democratic)53.875334.326
philosophical (not real)53.447637.731
goth (not flower child)53.465225.024
muddy (not washed)53.463030.916
trusting (not suspicious)53.378938.135
hunter (not gatherer)53.2101734.953
hedonist (not monastic)53.0101730.250
Swedish (not Italian)52.983432.049
🥾 (not 👟)52.791033.9105
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)52.670929.112
statist (not anarchist)52.598133.439
pacifist (not ferocious)52.273236.534
biased (not impartial)52.0153931.144
explorer (not builder)51.8101937.630
tautology (not oxymoron)51.754726.510
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)51.596432.961
thick (not thin)51.173829.827
French (not Russian)51.1126631.751
rock (not rap)51.1174330.723
imaginative (not practical)51.070038.939
leisurely (not hurried)51.074635.029
🦄 (not 🐴)50.881337.6110
cooperative (not competitive)50.375838.238
dog person (not cat person)50.4101237.525
metrosexual (not macho)50.5126033.244
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.567733.819

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 (0.861)
  2. Andy Dufresne (0.856)
  3. Morpheus (0.836)
  4. Sayid Jarrah (0.823)
  5. Violet Baudelaire (0.819)
  6. Lucius Fox (0.819)
  7. Ender Wiggin (0.815)
  8. Hwang Jun-ho (0.809)
  9. Paul Atreides (0.807)
  10. Inej Ghafa (0.795)
  1. The Deep (-0.631)
  2. James Taggart (-0.586)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.581)
  4. Arturo Roman (-0.561)
  5. Bob Pinciotti (-0.55)
  6. Connor Roy (-0.526)
  7. Mike McLintock (-0.524)
  8. Homer Simpson (-0.522)
  9. Tommy (-0.522)
  10. A.J. Soprano (-0.509)

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

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


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