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Michael Scofield 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. 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
badass (not weakass)98.062.25
competent (not incompetent)97.815.427
high IQ (not low IQ)97.1138.020
pro (not noob)96.6107.049
coordinated (not clumsy)96.568.618
important (not irrelevant)96.1118.247
extraordinary (not mundane)95.647.628
genius (not dunce)95.5410.473
knowledgeable (not ignorant)95.5128.960
persistent (not quitter)95.43611.167
diligent (not lazy)95.3475.415
perceptive (not unobservant)95.11815.844
interested (not bored)95.127.77
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.6339.319
pointed (not random)94.439.17
family-first (not work-first)94.21010.436
fast (not slow)94.0313.423
driven (not unambitious)93.66517.737
mature (not juvenile)93.479.123
overachiever (not underachiever)93.23910.711
intellectual (not physical)93.1309.023
confidential (not gossiping)93.11310.623
workaholic (not slacker)93.0669.525
studious (not goof-off)92.83214.253
master (not apprentice)92.65718.236
private (not gregarious)92.51010.122
active (not slothful)92.3468.226
🌟 (not 💩)92.33214.166
creative (not conventional)91.92610.728
open to new experinces (not uncreative)91.8399.329
alert (not oblivious)91.73214.963
treasure (not trash)91.63810.884
neat (not messy)91.24310.935
interesting (not tiresome)91.12117.548
secretive (not open-book)90.94715.245
🧠 (not 💪)90.47617.552
love-focused (not money-focused)90.49411.814
heroic (not villainous)90.29612.154
patient (not impatient)90.2815.925
motivated (not unmotivated)90.122619.715
go-getter (not slugabed)90.16218.437
wise (not foolish)89.93416.724
reserved (not chatty)89.7349.232
resourceful (not helpless)89.217323.127
captain (not first-mate)89.110019.925
precise (not vague)89.13721.147
respectful (not rude)88.86314.036
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.82313.436
🧗 (not 🛌)88.87116.268
alpha (not beta)88.514415.726
introspective (not not introspective)88.51819.040
loyal (not traitorous)88.328923.024
specialist (not generalist)88.2517.122
legit (not scrub)87.86220.125
altruistic (not selfish)87.54810.834
high-tech (not low-tech)87.57319.232
deep (not shallow)87.12719.5109
deviant (not average)87.06212.419
egalitarian (not racist)87.022913.345
tactful (not indiscreet)86.92420.160
charismatic (not uninspiring)86.615123.325
serious (not playful)86.510919.614
mathematical (not literary)86.52616.621
clean (not perverted)86.513014.311
direct (not roundabout)86.410911.419
attractive (not repulsive)86.121218.435
cultured (not rustic)86.0747.95
😊 (not 🤣)85.71917.056
orderly (not chaotic)85.68117.020
frank (not sugarcoated)85.615812.15
hoarder (not unprepared)85.5814.922
cautious (not impulsive)85.23618.236
guarded (not open)85.219923.225
mysterious (not unambiguous)85.25219.539
bookish (not sporty)85.024416.720
confident (not insecure)84.917521.753
complicated (not simple)84.414522.322
street-smart (not sheltered)84.221422.028
scheduled (not spontaneous)84.016927.433
believable (not poorly-written)83.912218.258
intense (not lighthearted)83.923119.950
decisive (not hesitant)83.819426.022
quirky (not predictable)83.86411.315
beautiful (not ugly)83.744523.055
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.78224.468
factual (not exaggerating)83.57422.613
independent (not codependent)83.319625.723
👽 (not 🤡)83.33116.878
cool (not dorky)83.210925.025
🥰 (not 🙃)83.23225.539
opinionated (not jealous)83.211410.211
eloquent (not unpolished)82.920022.517
🤖 (not 👻)82.82425.835
devoted (not unfaithful)82.84825.16
arcane (not mainstream)82.76923.117
radical (not centrist)82.66429.87
😏 (not 😬)82.66725.172
works hard (not plays hard)82.522724.327
sturdy (not flimsy)82.522217.747
generous (not stingy)82.214414.711
kind (not cruel)82.136822.214
protagonist (not antagonist)82.023516.58
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)81.929325.251
tight (not loose)81.716721.254
no-nonsense (not dramatic)81.57820.921
attentive (not interrupting)81.57026.111
quiet (not loud)81.39922.126
nurturing (not poisonous)81.022122.017
straight (not queer)80.741024.724
opinionated (not neutral)80.653530.77
dominant (not submissive)80.542419.631
compersive (not jealous)80.45420.813
spelunker (not claustrophobic)80.35421.142
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.133722.046
prideful (not envious)80.014617.59
masculine (not feminine)79.939017.354
🥵 (not 🥶)79.85822.710
stoic (not hypochondriac)79.811622.79
objective (not subjective)79.61626.720
logical (not emotional)79.510325.422
valedictorian (not drop out)79.339830.856
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.319329.045
contrarian (not yes-man)79.316224.010
feminist (not sexist)79.140316.829
reasonable (not deranged)79.120425.571
nerd (not jock)79.034427.816
suspicious (not awkward)78.924015.524
minimalist (not pack rat)78.65125.064
queen (not princess)78.632329.77
chosen one (not everyman)78.512531.815
giving (not receiving)78.526730.311
introvert (not extrovert)78.410319.219
charming (not awkward)78.430024.227
consistent (not variable)78.414527.141
methodical (not astonishing)78.314935.725
rich (not poor)78.337521.523
skeptical (not spiritual)78.134725.620
rebellious (not obedient)78.139521.128
💝 (not 💔)78.014026.735
resolute (not wavering)77.925327.859
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.832124.159
presidential (not folksy)77.818823.050
winter (not summer)77.718228.010
analysis (not common sense)77.517738.711
equitable (not hypocritical)77.312326.473
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)77.212231.213
prestigious (not disreputable)77.027721.414
soulful (not soulless)76.753226.921
strict (not lenient)76.728322.332
not genocidal (not genocidal)76.546927.78
loveable (not punchable)76.330024.546
enlightened (not lost)76.212627.053
freak (not normie)76.122926.114
focused on the future (not focused on the present)75.97927.030
genuine (not sarcastic)75.822127.329
on-time (not tardy)75.752430.610
reasoned (not instinctual)75.59428.347
technophile (not luddite)75.415429.129
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.417727.627
fresh (not stinky)75.348124.450
cynical (not gullible)75.338724.86
resistant (not resigned)75.231729.079
never cries (not often crying)75.132520.710
📈 (not 📉)75.015731.379
freelance (not corporate)74.938230.649
rational (not whimsical)74.532427.428
reclusive (not social)74.518425.368
refined (not rugged)74.433321.228
permanent (not transient)74.415631.134
wholesome (not salacious)74.432228.051
mighty (not puny)74.350318.019
bold (not shy)74.387121.921
flower child (not goth)74.340824.77
sorrowful (not cheery)73.930921.815
curious (not apathetic)73.836527.417
night owl (not morning lark)73.538826.431
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.324333.372
OCD (not ADHD)73.340233.36
angelic (not demonic)73.234521.525
assertive (not passive)73.261926.163
extreme (not moderate)73.052331.320
stable (not moody)72.88528.620
avant-garde (not classical)72.713823.215
human (not animalistic)72.661029.421
🐮 (not 🐷)72.57527.272
pensive (not serene)72.438938.67
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)72.344831.918
natural-talent (not hard-work)72.39038.49
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.250229.419
theoretical (not empirical)72.12031.236
obsessed (not aloof)72.037121.120
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.934922.710
gendered (not androgynous)71.891732.820
utilitarian (not decorative)71.637832.916
distant (not touchy-feely)71.634622.28
outlaw (not sheriff)71.440828.038
high standards (not desperate)71.445431.95
involved (not remote)70.953834.023
armoured (not vulnerable)70.948831.517
optimistic (not pessimistic)70.631228.720
English (not German)70.574632.053
deliberate (not spontaneous)70.259734.517
disarming (not creepy)70.258125.842
serious (not bold)70.220831.742
emancipated (not enslaved)69.950228.441
modest (not flamboyant)69.842232.223
shy (not playful)69.89223.026
🎨 (not 🏀)69.859529.611
ambitious (not realistic)69.745931.511
calm (not anxious)69.619532.116
sad (not happy)69.442816.126
stoic (not expressive)69.323832.627
narcissistic (not low self esteem)69.348028.350
civilized (not barbaric)69.366031.823
accepting (not judgemental)69.131025.814
tasteful (not lewd)68.949820.218
formal (not intimate)68.635228.830
good-cook (not bad-cook)68.621324.47
varied (not repetitive)68.68729.737
pure (not debased)68.541329.425
factual (not poetic)68.541033.042
sage (not whippersnapper)68.520330.952
profound (not ironic)68.518424.38
🤺 (not 🏌)68.468232.658
earth (not air)68.345035.59
chortling (not giggling)67.948427.736
haunted (not blissful)67.664621.29
healthy (not sickly)67.575128.242
tense (not relaxed)67.487030.618
urban (not rural)67.271228.038
romantic (not dispassionate)67.266628.548
dramatic (not comedic)67.069437.012
gloomy (not sunny)66.750730.053
humble (not arrogant)66.634729.725
stylish (not slovenly)66.664129.922
unorthodox (not traditional)66.651232.328
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.573133.165
grateful (not entitled)66.539525.910
paranoid (not naive)66.549635.28
weird (not normal)66.455525.127
frenzied (not sleepy)66.488831.444
libertarian (not socialist)66.324226.629
complimentary (not insulting)66.348329.435
demanding (not unchallenging)66.193536.113
edgy (not politically correct)66.055630.924
miserable (not joyful)65.954822.366
ranged (not melee)65.926031.530
efficient (not overprepared)65.860138.351
young (not old)65.671926.118
existentialist (not nihilist)65.441329.320
🧢 (not 🎩)65.346138.566
machiavellian (not transparent)65.341836.011
cryptic (not straightforward)65.216035.225
sweet (not bitter)65.148129.827
fortunate (not unlucky)65.032231.528
chaste (not lustful)65.028228.022
bright (not depressed)64.943329.321
subdued (not exuberant)64.923932.739
proper (not scandalous)64.847431.717
monochrome (not multicolored)64.740936.919
bossy (not meek)64.685226.519
tall (not short)64.657922.328
😇 (not 😈)64.552630.868
wooden (not plastic)64.570924.34
🤐 (not 😜)64.345837.439
zany (not regular)64.258731.239
slow-talking (not fast-talking)64.221231.254
fixable (not unfixable)64.252833.953
crafty (not scholarly)63.963427.523
stubborn (not accommodating)63.990537.610
🥳 (not 🥴)63.826834.756
demure (not vain)63.639128.319
realist (not idealist)63.646832.038
liberal (not conservative)63.663330.157
vegan (not cannibal)63.448631.144
humorless (not funny)63.332931.728
smooth (not rough)63.143231.325
atheist (not theist)63.158528.717
penny-pincher (not overspender)63.152030.533
realistic (not fantastical)62.961832.98
honorable (not cunning)62.663234.675
western (not eastern)62.662632.450
privileged (not oppressed)62.581731.461
frugal (not lavish)62.456933.818
explorer (not builder)62.450035.520
reliable (not experimental)62.360833.455
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.067635.021
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.842238.226
dry (not moist)61.844926.743
mischievous (not well behaved)61.772233.724
🐐 (not 🦒)61.762135.255
industrial (not domestic)61.646634.324
chill (not offended)61.632729.552
thinker (not doer)61.623738.69
wild (not tame)61.574330.634
vibrant (not geriatric)61.585032.047
linear (not circular)61.538336.044
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.351131.635
traumatized (not flourishing)61.373333.146
flirtatious (not prudish)61.363429.112
deep (not epic)61.233838.510
triggered (not trolling)61.174830.258
devout (not heathen)61.056128.725
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)60.854328.314
Greek (not Roman)60.821131.733
manicured (not scruffy)60.686031.721
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.551835.130
sober (not indulgent)60.446630.926
still (not twitchy)60.435434.214
worldly (not innocent)60.393431.120
insider (not outsider)60.340135.026
sensible (not ludicrous)60.171331.319
charming (not trusting)60.160831.828
🤠 (not 🤑)60.173633.767
open-minded (not close-minded)60.071934.924
🐘 (not 🐀)60.050835.862
warm (not quarrelsome)59.848730.730
pronatalist (not child free)59.633632.520
down2earth (not head@clouds)59.566433.027
vengeful (not forgiving)59.463933.118
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)59.458034.362
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.478837.35
rock (not rap)59.4120532.39
literal (not metaphorical)59.277533.934
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.195831.963
self-improving (not self-destructive)59.148730.754
muddy (not washed)59.139929.49
biased (not impartial)58.897330.932
one-faced (not two-faced)58.787838.011
hard (not soft)58.672726.836
vanilla (not kinky)58.158828.915
political (not nonpolitical)58.170640.211
rigid (not flexible)58.070734.724
chic (not cheesy)58.052530.18
extravagant (not thrifty)57.960235.59
spicy (not mild)57.786327.933
💀 (not 🎃)57.766635.418
mad (not glad)57.376729.660
orange (not purple)57.154536.125
🦇 (not 🐿)57.051834.943
🐒 (not 🐩)56.856234.357
🤫 (not 🤔)56.636035.956
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)56.652230.95
cocky (not timid)56.6105727.38
hard (not soft)56.477630.328
modern (not historical)56.477231.417
individualist (not communal)56.481432.628
pretentious (not unassuming)56.477733.171
statist (not anarchist)56.368032.231
🧐 (not 😎)56.260540.570
concise (not long-winded)56.161338.17
scientific (not artistic)55.873334.618
musical (not off-key)55.750431.841
backdoor (not official)55.674035.130
sane (not crazy)55.664031.860
feisty (not gracious)55.4104534.320
water (not fire)55.447240.29
indie (not pop)55.491423.78
emotional (not unemotional)55.3102826.811
🥾 (not 👟)55.165333.379
blacksmith (not tailor)55.148633.034
cooperative (not competitive)54.947635.926
hunter (not gatherer)54.978234.447
democratic (not authoritarian)54.876638.217
concrete (not abstract)54.784435.753
trendy (not vintage)54.635927.35
French (not Russian)54.489733.039
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.866132.148
😀 (not 😭)53.769131.670
punk rock (not preppy)53.759731.948
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.642335.814
hedonist (not monastic)53.680530.647
empath (not psychopath)53.692335.45
pacifist (not ferocious)53.553435.629
🧕 (not 💃)53.544533.656
lover (not fighter)53.270632.48
picky (not always down)53.290237.78
hipster (not basic)53.049322.820
monotone (not expressive)53.052030.711
jaded (not innocent)53.0100037.44
neurotypical (not autistic)52.7129134.327
philosophical (not real)52.738737.426
sexual (not asexual)52.7107030.78
oxymoron (not tautology)52.396821.04
trusting (not suspicious)52.263937.228
good-humored (not angry)51.985030.021
white knight (not bad boy)51.990230.97
brave (not careful)51.6102331.922
Swedish (not Italian)51.669632.144
cat person (not dog person)51.674140.18
thick (not thin)51.559932.219
leisurely (not hurried)51.461435.319
proactive (not reactive)51.467739.17
gamer (not non-gamer)51.257130.84
businesslike (not chivalrous)51.181832.89
imaginative (not practical)51.056440.226
Pepsi (not Coke)50.965535.212
cold (not warm)50.272431.424
metrosexual (not macho)50.897632.639
🦄 (not 🐴)50.768537.069

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. Morpheus (0.836)
  2. El Profesor (0.833)
  3. Andy Dufresne (0.822)
  4. Lucius Fox (0.817)
  5. Sayid Jarrah (0.806)
  6. Paul Atreides (0.793)
  7. Trinity (0.786)
  8. Ender Wiggin (0.783)
  9. Dr. Strange (0.774)
  10. Hermione Granger (0.772)
  1. The Deep (-0.585)
  2. James Taggart (-0.555)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.555)
  4. Bob Pinciotti (-0.533)
  5. Arturo Roman (-0.533)
  6. Homer Simpson (-0.524)
  7. Connor Roy (-0.514)
  8. Mike McLintock (-0.509)
  9. A.J. Soprano (-0.499)
  10. Tommy (-0.498)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.25)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.23)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.22)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.2)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.18)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.14)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.13)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.13)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.13)
  10. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.13)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.1)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.1)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.08)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.07)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.07)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.02)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.02)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.02)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.0)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.01)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.04)
  23. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.07)
  24. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.12)
  25. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.18)


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