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Hector Barbossa Descriptive Personality Statistics

Hector Barbossa 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. 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
bold (not shy)90.123312.71145
bossy (not meek)89.513513.51164
worldly (not innocent)88.65812.61116
cocky (not timid)88.416115.470
street-smart (not sheltered)88.012016.5879
dominant (not submissive)87.820214.41166
mischievous (not well behaved)87.317116.71167
driven (not unambitious)87.230715.91096
rebellious (not obedient)87.018715.81153
ferocious (not pacifist)86.711215.51125
competitive (not cooperative)86.322216.01049
assertive (not passive)86.216916.81138
master (not apprentice)86.221115.6536
outlaw (not sheriff)85.712120.91173
captain (not first-mate)85.616822.51041
suspicious (not trusting)84.914315.21097
stinky (not fresh)84.93019.0363
confident (not insecure)84.618019.21133
muddy (not washed)84.62815.458
old (not young)83.911713.71099
scruffy (not manicured)83.810021.9980
stubborn (not accommodating)83.828620.992
arrogant (not humble)83.723616.71165
🥾 (not 👟)83.67621.0201
narcissistic (not low self esteem)83.518116.3104
money-focused (not love-focused)83.311222.880
decisive (not hesitant)83.022616.41119
wooden (not plastic)82.96220.098
masculine (not feminine)82.834618.41141
debased (not pure)82.613018.71064
wild (not tame)82.625118.7906
persistent (not quitter)82.675318.6213
haunted (not blissful)82.618017.7129
jaded (not innocent)82.622719.251
playful (not shy)82.531215.21077
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)82.429725.585
vengeful (not forgiving)82.321619.01152
alpha (not beta)82.233221.11114
quarrelsome (not warm)82.020217.91135
🤺 (not 🏌)82.023122.5263
suspicious (not awkward)81.915516.81166
historical (not modern)81.88019.1790
demanding (not unchallenging)81.741120.6112
authoritarian (not democratic)81.614522.01064
deviant (not average)81.516917.4851
punk rock (not preppy)81.515521.379
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.317922.41154
resourceful (not helpless)81.052020.3315
flamboyant (not modest)80.917420.81073
conspiracist (not sheeple)80.815717.4722
selfish (not altruistic)80.720620.51257
🐒 (not 🐩)80.56025.1209
vintage (not trendy)80.526323.1113
extreme (not moderate)80.234418.61048
rock (not rap)80.225519.956
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.228022.51124
badass (not weakass)80.252223.3108
night owl (not morning lark)80.023622.2803
demonic (not angelic)79.915515.31076
perceptive (not unobservant)79.956420.898
sarcastic (not genuine)79.617719.61128
edgy (not politically correct)79.620220.31109
explorer (not builder)79.512022.4963
armoured (not vulnerable)79.322419.51106
loud (not quiet)79.231120.11190
hard (not soft)79.223019.11130
secretive (not open-book)79.230822.4101
arcane (not mainstream)79.111620.3975
independent (not codependent)79.132025.9946
opinionated (not neutral)79.061023.8129
rough (not smooth)78.911322.31141
bitter (not sweet)78.820219.01138
feisty (not gracious)78.833319.91321
entitled (not grateful)78.825822.5105
👻 (not 🤖)78.76323.8207
cynical (not gullible)78.331220.759
extraordinary (not mundane)78.136520.51110
cunning (not honorable)78.019922.81250
scandalous (not proper)77.827522.9844
anarchist (not statist)77.814224.6323
weird (not normal)77.827519.21095
indulgent (not sober)77.724424.91109
spicy (not mild)77.634919.81151
kinky (not vanilla)77.519620.11021
charismatic (not uninspiring)77.551023.21336
never cries (not often crying)77.428223.968
motivated (not unmotivated)77.389826.058
perverted (not clean)77.215121.3115
poisonous (not nurturing)76.922220.4540
😈 (not 😇)76.926420.6229
work-first (not family-first)76.728425.1927
receiving (not giving)76.719925.474
hunter (not gatherer)76.632225.193
stingy (not generous)76.518622.8108
vain (not demure)76.324821.11012
mighty (not puny)76.145220.81067
freelance (not corporate)76.036427.681
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.923824.895
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.816624.51424
resistant (not resigned)75.730922.51108
hard (not soft)75.732921.8286
crazy (not sane)75.525722.3199
freak (not normie)75.524322.7131
machiavellian (not transparent)75.521221.552
lavish (not frugal)75.424525.71062
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)75.428423.2194
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)75.414621.8312
🎩 (not 🧢)75.435326.6187
obsessed (not aloof)75.327325.31076
guarded (not open)75.355622.21089
insulting (not complimentary)75.324722.0286
rugged (not refined)75.223125.01082
heathen (not devout)75.213525.01063
lustful (not chaste)75.229423.41068
bad boy (not white knight)75.222420.768
traitorous (not loyal)75.112623.71063
interesting (not tiresome)75.045322.41105
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.056924.997
paranoid (not naive)74.920819.973
zany (not regular)74.929923.5201
pro (not noob)74.864323.3244
competent (not incompetent)74.675023.21112
two-faced (not one-faced)74.521327.5102
important (not irrelevant)74.478422.4340
intense (not lighthearted)74.451923.193
queen (not princess)74.244227.062
sturdy (not flimsy)74.148122.082
crafty (not scholarly)74.035724.0969
💀 (not 🎃)74.025531.497
psychopath (not empath)73.924822.9118
charming (not trusting)73.824919.21046
believable (not poorly-written)73.867220.095
low-tech (not high-tech)73.825024.61019
gendered (not androgynous)73.786427.8508
hoarder (not unprepared)73.418519.7795
efficient (not overprepared)73.423019.783
contrarian (not yes-man)73.329722.852
biased (not impartial)73.137024.51046
cannibal (not vegan)73.128725.689
moody (not stable)73.049823.61070
barbaric (not civilized)73.014923.41099
alert (not oblivious)73.054823.3209
backdoor (not official)72.929429.6909
mysterious (not unambiguous)72.826425.51008
mad (not glad)72.735622.4218
cold (not warm)72.629623.01133
English (not German)72.669129.070
cruel (not kind)72.520319.11075
child free (not pronatalist)72.434628.6906
extrovert (not introvert)72.343525.51103
salacious (not wholesome)72.228325.9207
pack rat (not minimalist)72.213026.0179
frenzied (not sleepy)72.260122.472
individualist (not communal)72.239926.5275
ambitious (not realistic)72.139026.7135
strict (not lenient)72.039424.91069
diligent (not lazy)72.0107921.81076
coordinated (not clumsy)72.066123.61106
impatient (not patient)72.049926.8531
chortling (not giggling)72.033127.276
luddite (not technophile)71.913925.7891
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)71.734024.4176
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)71.528226.558
repulsive (not attractive)71.414223.21138
🐐 (not 🦒)71.320126.1338
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.225128.091
messy (not neat)71.127527.1810
ugly (not beautiful)71.19024.8332
sexist (not feminist)71.123626.3291
exuberant (not subdued)71.039125.074
extravagant (not thrifty)71.034529.7102
chaotic (not orderly)70.740726.61112
judgemental (not accepting)70.739825.3805
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.661324.878
rude (not respectful)70.527923.81151
high IQ (not low IQ)70.498022.31258
🤣 (not 😊)70.420225.5224
fearmongering (not reassuring)70.128725.955
exaggerating (not factual)69.941925.6104
pensive (not serene)69.851923.269
complicated (not simple)69.763226.91130
lewd (not tasteful)69.719525.41083
🦇 (not 🐿)69.626928.7183
overachiever (not underachiever)69.685728.6102
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)69.420828.7209
gloomy (not sunny)69.445724.383
🤑 (not 🤠)69.431133.4244
goth (not flower child)69.421725.055
frank (not sugarcoated)69.473032.160
libertarian (not socialist)69.116929.2935
pretentious (not unassuming)69.143127.7194
💃 (not 🧕)68.960927.8331
sickly (not healthy)68.814223.71181
creepy (not disarming)68.816824.8545
genius (not dunce)68.768421.11200
hedonist (not monastic)68.628528.9152
deranged (not reasonable)68.532525.0196
funny (not humorless)68.452725.11152
villainous (not heroic)68.222021.71144
radical (not centrist)68.231226.259
open to new experinces (not uncreative)68.175426.91035
fighter (not lover)68.039027.997
experimental (not reliable)67.933729.391
brave (not careful)67.858926.31090
expressive (not monotone)67.460726.058
rural (not urban)67.320429.0335
go-getter (not slugabed)67.3104027.8186
jealous (not compersive)67.139126.8995
animalistic (not human)67.016124.51165
western (not eastern)66.842728.5282
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.748228.6525
active (not slothful)66.6105624.91053
miserable (not joyful)66.556424.1228
jock (not nerd)66.439525.11033
💔 (not 💝)66.333129.2304
charming (not awkward)66.067926.31114
drop out (not valedictorian)66.032430.9231
🧗 (not 🛌)66.063929.6340
blacksmith (not tailor)66.031028.070
deliberate (not spontaneous)65.872827.81072
disreputable (not prestigious)65.825530.0834
distant (not touchy-feely)65.851822.656
tall (not short)65.757822.51023
cat person (not dog person)65.639532.855
neurotypical (not autistic)65.589925.1881
hypocritical (not equitable)65.437525.3304
wise (not foolish)65.256323.61099
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.093628.31048
bold (not serious)64.953328.81179
involved (not remote)64.983526.61044
epic (not deep)64.833728.6102
workaholic (not slacker)64.7105325.7279
🙃 (not 🥰)64.639229.2328
prideful (not envious)64.690033.1143
genocidal (not not genocidal)64.424828.752
direct (not roundabout)64.383230.71057
emancipated (not enslaved)64.374631.41034
oxymoron (not tautology)64.326922.628
resolute (not wavering)64.179329.3208
interrupting (not attentive)64.147429.892
ludicrous (not sensible)64.038727.01035
Italian (not Swedish)64.046027.769
metaphorical (not literal)63.919227.71055
indie (not pop)63.966325.347
thick (not thin)63.835721.7777
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.751231.31011
opinionated (not jealous)63.794432.667
cryptic (not straightforward)63.518029.61142
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.534729.588
creative (not conventional)63.456927.71069
literary (not mathematical)63.461026.5999
unorthodox (not traditional)63.461632.4292
twitchy (not still)63.367029.2131
doer (not thinker)63.272831.5117
sad (not happy)63.167923.51081
chatty (not reserved)63.059627.41029
🎨 (not 🏀)63.079030.398
unfaithful (not devoted)62.914930.063
outsider (not insider)62.851029.5773
cool (not dorky)62.664427.1206
rustic (not cultured)62.632429.557
hipster (not basic)62.529727.1919
pointed (not random)62.4100330.284
traumatized (not flourishing)62.176629.888
bad-cook (not good-cook)62.146929.586
fantastical (not realistic)62.045231.8102
macho (not metrosexual)61.937228.990
punchable (not loveable)61.937726.789
rich (not poor)61.875826.5991
🐴 (not 🦄)61.764334.0208
soulless (not soulful)61.526927.8293
expressive (not stoic)61.472128.91071
sexual (not asexual)61.489730.3113
flirtatious (not prudish)61.466528.865
straight (not queer)61.2112530.9502
🥶 (not 🥵)61.237529.983
🐷 (not 🐮)61.127430.3337
high standards (not desperate)61.076833.2105
circular (not linear)60.836026.596
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)60.739631.0199
quirky (not predictable)60.753630.248
spontaneous (not scheduled)60.654630.81079
rigid (not flexible)60.664527.81040
treasure (not trash)60.6117530.1250
poetic (not factual)60.542726.893
sage (not whippersnapper)60.245730.867
fast (not slow)60.199325.31026
🥴 (not 🥳)60.161630.4190
French (not Russian)60.170531.981
self-destructive (not self-improving)60.063027.4105
picky (not always down)60.066232.466
logical (not emotional)59.851929.11076
earth (not air)59.781931.795
dramatic (not comedic)59.597431.2113
interested (not bored)59.4102928.783
leisurely (not hurried)59.340627.6877
curious (not apathetic)59.2100929.11022
pessimistic (not optimistic)59.260528.41054
empirical (not theoretical)58.857229.0958
calm (not anxious)58.843527.71107
🧠 (not 💪)58.8102828.3262
🐀 (not 🐘)58.850232.1342
tense (not relaxed)58.7117127.91060
industrial (not domestic)58.359828.4251
sorrowful (not cheery)58.282325.71039
instinctual (not reasoned)58.275230.31088
enlightened (not lost)58.254628.696
antagonist (not protagonist)58.131828.455
artistic (not scientific)57.965326.11003
transient (not permanent)57.939330.3453
😎 (not 🧐)57.871932.6240
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)57.849330.6107
businesslike (not chivalrous)57.867531.0113
methodical (not astonishing)57.783629.5962
trolling (not triggered)57.630332.869
gregarious (not private)57.547330.11071
vibrant (not geriatric)57.2103928.479
specialist (not generalist)57.184228.6255
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)57.136129.7175
avant-garde (not classical)57.049230.4251
down2earth (not head@clouds)56.877131.21045
mature (not juvenile)56.882830.3284
ironic (not profound)56.863526.996
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.882329.141
sporty (not bookish)56.754828.21016
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.724132.5177
impulsive (not cautious)56.572429.81095
nihilist (not existentialist)56.531631.5208
stylish (not slovenly)56.495230.01075
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.252030.61061
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.238929.6980
philosophical (not real)56.133529.8795
variable (not consistent)56.143134.285
Coke (not Pepsi)56.159134.2118
unlucky (not fortunate)56.071328.51048
depressed (not bright)56.062826.71068
offended (not chill)55.983127.586
privileged (not oppressed)55.7102730.082
multicolored (not monochrome)55.666731.1240
reactive (not proactive)55.670730.855
deep (not shallow)55.5100130.0276
unpolished (not eloquent)55.354032.81253
close-minded (not open-minded)55.350829.1911
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.399429.998
angry (not good-humored)55.262927.31149
tardy (not on-time)55.247431.7106
liberal (not conservative)55.196231.3208
political (not nonpolitical)54.985633.31043
😜 (not 🤐)54.869531.1201
moist (not dry)54.865734.474
practical (not imaginative)54.798230.31051
atheist (not theist)54.693132.3233
intellectual (not physical)54.5101429.41050
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.591127.4297
studious (not goof-off)54.5108431.0223
📈 (not 📉)54.5109231.0206
abstract (not concrete)54.359330.4237
🤫 (not 🤔)54.344632.4188
whimsical (not rational)54.160229.31092
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.166330.9920
😀 (not 😭)54.072828.3212
introspective (not not introspective)53.9108629.1278
scrub (not legit)53.929530.2305
Roman (not Greek)53.971028.267
unemotional (not emotional)53.938828.060
unfixable (not fixable)53.852530.183
decorative (not utilitarian)53.749630.9274
egalitarian (not racist)53.6136527.2197
romantic (not dispassionate)53.6114532.083
💩 (not 🌟)53.537330.6208
analysis (not common sense)53.589829.952
cheesy (not chic)53.582528.863
tactful (not indiscreet)53.4106330.9198
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.380632.9955
varied (not repetitive)53.348328.8481
realist (not idealist)53.281631.4297
serious (not playful)53.097627.81082
plays hard (not works hard)53.047728.51090
ADHD (not OCD)52.954531.879
presidential (not folksy)52.489029.686
chosen one (not everyman)52.490027.555
winter (not summer)52.477233.253
precise (not vague)52.3116028.0750
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.062827.7810
long-winded (not concise)52.073229.641
loose (not tight)51.851929.991
off-key (not musical)51.792929.890
gamer (not non-gamer)51.658234.487
😬 (not 😏)51.566632.6209
objective (not subjective)51.476030.7260
reclusive (not social)51.471429.4300
gossiping (not confidential)51.253331.5939
melee (not ranged)51.259630.783
intimate (not formal)51.185427.4350
spiritual (not skeptical)51.042732.81022
penny-pincher (not overspender)51.095234.3319
fire (not water)51.0105737.1110
fast-talking (not slow-talking)50.1113027.686
🤡 (not 👽)50.771331.5204
purple (not orange)50.584931.6913

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Frank Costello (0.876)
  2. Ursula (0.849)
  3. Freddy Krueger (0.844)
  4. Bellatrix Lestrange (0.812)
  5. Tyler Durden (0.805)
  6. John Abruzzi (0.802)
  7. Man in Black (0.799)
  8. The Joker (0.798)
  9. Angel Eyes (0.794)
  10. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.793)
  1. George Michael Bluth (-0.674)
  2. Jerry Gergich (-0.639)
  3. Billy Keikeya (-0.632)
  4. William Mason (-0.624)
  5. Rita Bennett (-0.62)
  6. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.612)
  7. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.612)
  8. Tracy Mills (-0.601)
  9. Jane Bennet (-0.6)
  10. Charles Bingley (-0.582)

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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