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Jack Sparrow Personality Statistics

Jack Sparrow is a character from Pirates of the Caribbean. 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
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)96.359.01136
rebellious (not obedient)95.949.11110
spontaneous (not scheduled)95.5210.51164
mischievous (not well behaved)95.4810.71151
freelance (not corporate)95.3512.858
chaotic (not orderly)95.239.11101
playful (not shy)94.879.11192
wild (not tame)94.559.0899
outlaw (not sheriff)94.0412.71167
flamboyant (not modest)93.71112.21269
open to new experinces (not uncreative)93.61412.21188
creative (not conventional)93.3611.51184
bold (not shy)93.15012.11105
scandalous (not proper)93.0812.8930
funny (not humorless)92.81311.91151
weird (not normal)92.51112.21156
explorer (not builder)92.5110.5986
unorthodox (not traditional)92.4914.4313
charismatic (not uninspiring)92.31912.81368
street-smart (not sheltered)92.12414.4936
extraordinary (not mundane)91.82013.51236
indulgent (not sober)91.71117.31144
captain (not first-mate)91.63417.1972
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.44719.263
impulsive (not cautious)91.42515.41075
messy (not neat)91.21213.5868
bold (not serious)90.7511.81165
extreme (not moderate)90.73313.41185
crafty (not scholarly)90.5412.9994
spicy (not mild)90.41812.61200
playful (not serious)90.21813.41174
important (not irrelevant)90.27516.3413
exuberant (not subdued)90.21718.175
punk rock (not preppy)90.23117.758
deviant (not average)90.11812.5845
zany (not regular)90.01112.0198
chatty (not reserved)89.84316.81150
😜 (not 🤐)89.82017.5188
💃 (not 🧕)89.53615.3358
dramatic (not no-nonsense)89.42719.8567
loud (not quiet)89.34815.31124
loose (not tight)89.2617.581
expressive (not stoic)89.03517.61137
scruffy (not manicured)88.93317.91001
experimental (not reliable)88.81718.270
edgy (not politically correct)88.42816.21156
kinky (not vanilla)88.42315.01177
narcissistic (not low self esteem)88.36417.069
whimsical (not rational)88.21817.11141
disorganized (not self-disciplined)88.01718.51147
multicolored (not monochrome)88.01317.5239
variable (not consistent)88.0319.981
lustful (not chaste)87.53317.61158
worldly (not innocent)87.45117.11124
flexible (not rigid)87.4818.51147
instinctual (not reasoned)87.02618.11096
individualist (not communal)86.95717.6299
child free (not pronatalist)86.71720.61051
arrogant (not humble)86.611717.61143
charming (not trusting)86.61715.41203
imaginative (not practical)86.41819.61212
rugged (not refined)86.33419.01195
backdoor (not official)86.33823.8982
good-humored (not angry)86.15315.91197
extrovert (not introvert)86.06722.11084
master (not apprentice)85.913415.7545
ludicrous (not sensible)85.82919.01187
crazy (not sane)85.83918.3211
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)85.83020.0235
goof-off (not studious)85.74417.9213
lenient (not strict)85.62717.61124
interesting (not tiresome)85.65019.71210
spontaneous (not deliberate)85.42422.41175
vibrant (not geriatric)85.46322.972
artistic (not scientific)85.23615.91162
hipster (not basic)84.91017.61156
anarchist (not statist)84.62221.2322
plays hard (not works hard)84.63317.91204
moody (not stable)84.511119.51143
competitive (not cooperative)84.416518.01140
😎 (not 🧐)84.34622.3181
confident (not insecure)84.212322.21230
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.27323.61206
🤺 (not 🏌)84.19523.1197
drop out (not valedictorian)84.14024.2201
abstract (not concrete)84.01320.0199
head@clouds (not down2earth)83.84922.01175
vain (not demure)83.68220.11082
outsider (not insider)83.51922.3849
avant-garde (not classical)83.41520.7288
conspiracist (not sheeple)83.35818.7804
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.37220.262
trolling (not triggered)83.31524.576
heathen (not devout)83.22621.21148
arcane (not mainstream)83.14722.51174
👻 (not 🤖)82.9918.1177
resourceful (not helpless)82.827123.1289
🐒 (not 🐩)82.72525.6181
astonishing (not methodical)82.01023.31115
juvenile (not mature)82.06819.8270
feisty (not gracious)81.715521.71371
cunning (not honorable)81.510122.01226
sarcastic (not genuine)81.58723.21168
night owl (not morning lark)81.212120.5830
sporty (not bookish)81.18620.21097
emancipated (not enslaved)81.18423.51173
pro (not noob)81.124821.9207
intimate (not formal)81.12019.8336
suspicious (not trusting)80.915419.11162
vague (not precise)80.81222.6783
independent (not codependent)80.715626.71027
resistant (not resigned)80.58323.01183
🤣 (not 😊)80.53124.5178
impatient (not patient)80.416023.6516
😏 (not 😬)80.45925.4196
liberal (not conservative)80.49526.1185
curious (not apathetic)80.310323.41114
mysterious (not unambiguous)80.08524.21028
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)79.211319.3183
debased (not pure)79.012824.41136
brave (not careful)78.814124.71156
open-minded (not close-minded)78.87523.31006
selfish (not altruistic)78.715022.51237
😀 (not 😭)78.64224.7198
folksy (not presidential)78.58924.062
hedonist (not monastic)78.44725.0132
English (not German)77.719025.560
spelunker (not claustrophobic)77.66522.963
lewd (not tasteful)77.46525.81119
dominant (not submissive)77.432322.41196
beautiful (not ugly)77.438121.2294
rude (not respectful)77.311920.21200
barbaric (not civilized)77.04819.61153
alpha (not beta)76.928224.51160
deranged (not reasonable)76.910023.9209
fast (not slow)76.720323.21152
efficient (not overprepared)76.79223.971
complicated (not simple)76.522728.01164
disreputable (not prestigious)76.57526.6848
stinky (not fresh)76.46127.4376
lavish (not frugal)76.114027.41139
circular (not linear)76.02224.067
driven (not unambitious)75.952326.21176
egalitarian (not racist)75.945722.2179
treasure (not trash)75.938828.0247
poetic (not factual)75.65525.573
🌟 (not 💩)75.632628.6206
slacker (not workaholic)75.46424.9270
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)75.38526.9323
whippersnapper (not sage)75.36125.064
persistent (not quitter)75.265928.3205
atheist (not theist)74.916226.3295
metaphorical (not literal)74.93226.81120
gossiping (not confidential)74.912827.61041
optimistic (not pessimistic)74.614226.11231
roundabout (not direct)74.62329.31194
cryptic (not straightforward)74.54229.11150
relaxed (not tense)74.44127.01134
nonpolitical (not political)74.35229.61078
work-first (not family-first)74.223527.11048
transient (not permanent)74.23630.0501
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.912132.6213
varied (not repetitive)73.22028.5520
bossy (not meek)73.240624.71149
gregarious (not private)73.012228.51159
unpatriotic (not patriotic)72.92328.8223
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)72.919030.51069
🥾 (not 👟)72.913730.7215
😈 (not 😇)72.419824.8223
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)72.315130.3985
moist (not dry)72.26827.085
assertive (not passive)72.044927.51158
cheery (not sorrowful)71.912723.71151
libertarian (not socialist)71.99031.61032
sunny (not gloomy)71.917024.360
perceptive (not unobservant)71.953330.459
Italian (not Swedish)71.815830.253
unfixable (not fixable)71.811525.970
frenzied (not sleepy)71.635329.451
idealist (not realist)71.514130.4305
quarrelsome (not warm)71.328925.91175
unprepared (not hoarder)71.35829.7862
charming (not awkward)71.130128.51123
fortunate (not unlucky)71.011730.01125
attractive (not repulsive)70.845125.11205
🐐 (not 🦒)70.813130.7336
clumsy (not coordinated)70.712727.11204
low-tech (not high-tech)70.721027.51152
leisurely (not hurried)70.413229.71023
high IQ (not low IQ)70.359523.71295
social (not reclusive)70.223429.0376
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)70.237327.4199
demonic (not angelic)70.018519.91140
unpolished (not eloquent)69.716331.11357
decisive (not hesitant)69.643428.31115
🦄 (not 🐴)69.615334.6203
flimsy (not sturdy)69.49828.954
soulful (not soulless)69.247526.9274
📈 (not 📉)69.221330.2227
luddite (not technophile)68.617127.0931
chill (not offended)68.513129.259
poor (not rich)68.317625.91080
secretive (not open-book)68.137931.974
fast-talking (not slow-talking)67.929731.378
biased (not impartial)67.739130.41135
lowbrow (not highbrow)67.510930.31066
literary (not mathematical)67.524526.31069
French (not Russian)67.522929.958
armoured (not vulnerable)67.238326.21096
metrosexual (not macho)67.231431.573
poisonous (not nurturing)67.121422.8495
genius (not dunce)67.141124.61214
active (not slothful)66.462829.31146
inspiring (not cringeworthy)66.031526.9259
emotional (not logical)65.930429.81132
go-getter (not slugabed)65.762330.2176
🧗 (not 🛌)65.737134.9362
decorative (not utilitarian)65.513431.2252
overspender (not penny-pincher)65.421235.2300
cannibal (not vegan)65.427126.364
salacious (not wholesome)64.826331.0184
western (not eastern)64.532131.1296
🤡 (not 👽)64.316432.2202
vengeful (not forgiving)64.235027.01192
insulting (not complimentary)64.128226.6289
rough (not smooth)64.026031.41150
joyful (not miserable)64.019329.5229
ferocious (not pacifist)63.944128.11127
believable (not poorly-written)63.871228.470
traitorous (not loyal)63.714226.71172
oppressed (not privileged)63.516825.662
off-key (not musical)63.427830.167
rural (not urban)62.917232.6352
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.825734.71160
disarming (not creepy)62.853928.2510
giggling (not chortling)62.714734.954
lazy (not diligent)62.67027.71137
loveable (not punchable)62.641827.658
🧠 (not 💪)62.454930.0212
cool (not dorky)62.339834.7202
pretentious (not unassuming)62.339832.7210
jock (not nerd)62.228027.31128
mighty (not puny)62.156025.31132
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.136329.21517
subjective (not objective)62.120834.0253
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)62.119032.2199
melee (not ranged)61.417632.966
lost (not enlightened)61.335830.363
warm (not cold)61.237926.51168
animalistic (not human)61.016827.81179
hypocritical (not equitable)61.028629.4294
thin (not thick)60.843227.2750
romantic (not dispassionate)60.755029.269
industrial (not domestic)60.633331.0240
happy (not sad)60.521625.71185
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.558733.876
involved (not remote)60.258932.91132
accepting (not judgemental)60.130531.3769
masculine (not feminine)60.050621.91209
autistic (not neurotypical)59.77429.01058
bright (not depressed)59.734328.21173
heroic (not villainous)59.660321.71214
jealous (not compersive)59.636430.01020
philosophical (not real)59.614731.9823
indiscreet (not tactful)59.617534.2221
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.436834.1978
💝 (not 💔)59.234235.0318
foolish (not wise)58.930327.61084
🐀 (not 🐘)58.829433.0299
tall (not short)58.247220.01123
knowledgeable (not ignorant)58.261830.261
anxious (not calm)57.647931.31185
🥰 (not 🙃)57.637236.4346
guarded (not open)56.868231.91108
sexist (not feminist)56.727429.4283
🤫 (not 🤔)56.621236.2197
kind (not cruel)56.564121.11147
suspicious (not awkward)55.961432.11096
theoretical (not empirical)55.617535.61071
authoritarian (not democratic)55.637733.51094
Greek (not Roman)55.530132.963
young (not old)55.453721.71172
pack rat (not minimalist)55.333836.6201
stylish (not slovenly)55.258632.61114
historical (not modern)55.235333.1741
oblivious (not alert)55.227531.2212
🐷 (not 🐮)55.226732.2302
🤑 (not 🤠)55.134037.3222
nihilist (not existentialist)55.026032.7233
hunter (not gatherer)55.048734.263
obsessed (not aloof)54.563734.71180
skeptical (not spiritual)54.070732.81159
hard (not soft)53.954626.71174
physical (not intellectual)53.531630.41074
orange (not purple)53.542634.6971
competent (not incompetent)53.577129.81246
🧢 (not 🎩)53.442236.9181
bitter (not sweet)53.349425.91138
not introspective (not introspective)53.326133.9287
queer (not straight)53.115331.9520
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.142336.770
hard (not soft)52.955127.2304
blacksmith (not tailor)52.932234.662
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.732135.0886
sickly (not healthy)52.621527.51150
glad (not mad)52.538132.1199
🦇 (not 🐿)52.341333.8181
legit (not scrub)52.375133.1301
lighthearted (not intense)52.328136.766
deep (not shallow)52.162931.9289
androgynous (not gendered)52.07732.8490
specialist (not generalist)51.862833.8229
🥳 (not 🥴)51.736939.1169
wavering (not resolute)51.223632.0181
flourishing (not traumatized)50.233733.661

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Cosmo Kramer (0.857)
  2. Chiana (0.825)
  3. Bart Simpson (0.824)
  4. Randle Patrick McMurphy (0.821)
  5. Han Solo (0.82)
  1. Peter (-0.699)
  2. Ashley Wilkes (-0.685)
  3. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.624)
  4. Billy Keikeya (-0.609)
  5. Niko Polastri (-0.607)

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 = 0.65)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.62)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.58)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.57)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.52)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.4)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.38)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.37)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.35)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.34)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.32)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.26)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.23)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.2)
  15. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.11)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.09)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.07)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.04)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.04)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.16)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.19)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.2)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.29)

Notes

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