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Hector Barbossa Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
bold (not shy)90.126212.71151
bossy (not meek)89.614713.51170
worldly (not innocent)88.66912.61118
cocky (not timid)88.319015.477
street-smart (not sheltered)87.912716.6885
dominant (not submissive)87.822514.41169
mischievous (not well behaved)87.319316.71171
driven (not unambitious)87.136116.11101
rebellious (not obedient)87.022215.71163
ferocious (not pacifist)86.613415.51132
competitive (not cooperative)86.325316.11056
master (not apprentice)86.223815.7540
assertive (not passive)86.119616.91144
outlaw (not sheriff)85.714020.91178
captain (not first-mate)85.619722.51047
stinky (not fresh)85.03419.0370
suspicious (not trusting)84.916615.21099
confident (not insecure)84.620719.21137
🥾 (not 👟)84.18920.7211
muddy (not washed)84.14016.174
old (not young)84.013013.71102
money-focused (not love-focused)84.011322.597
jaded (not innocent)83.921619.171
stubborn (not accommodating)83.933920.795
arrogant (not humble)83.726116.71169
scruffy (not manicured)83.711422.0986
narcissistic (not low self esteem)83.420216.7110
wooden (not plastic)83.26019.6104
haunted (not blissful)83.119217.6139
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.032825.388
decisive (not hesitant)82.926516.51124
wild (not tame)82.729018.7914
masculine (not feminine)82.641118.71150
debased (not pure)82.614818.61070
persistent (not quitter)82.689718.6214
playful (not shy)82.536515.21081
punk rock (not preppy)82.316221.192
vengeful (not forgiving)82.225119.11158
alpha (not beta)82.237221.11120
demanding (not unchallenging)82.243620.2120
quarrelsome (not warm)82.121917.81141
suspicious (not awkward)81.916616.81171
🤺 (not 🏌)81.929422.5273
historical (not modern)81.89519.1792
authoritarian (not democratic)81.515822.11070
deviant (not average)81.519517.4857
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.318522.41159
resourceful (not helpless)81.159820.2318
flamboyant (not modest)80.819820.91081
conspiracist (not sheeple)80.817917.4727
selfish (not altruistic)80.722820.41264
perceptive (not unobservant)80.563620.0108
vintage (not trendy)80.531322.7117
🐒 (not 🐩)80.27025.1212
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.232622.51132
extreme (not moderate)80.139418.71057
demonic (not angelic)79.918315.41083
rock (not rap)79.929121.579
badass (not weakass)79.862124.0114
night owl (not morning lark)79.827822.4807
sarcastic (not genuine)79.719819.61135
edgy (not politically correct)79.622820.31113
explorer (not builder)79.414722.6968
loud (not quiet)79.334920.11195
armoured (not vulnerable)79.326419.61110
hard (not soft)79.226519.11133
arcane (not mainstream)79.113420.3980
independent (not codependent)79.136325.9957
secretive (not open-book)79.137722.6106
👻 (not 🤖)79.17423.5216
opinionated (not neutral)79.170423.7132
feisty (not gracious)78.837119.91327
entitled (not grateful)78.829222.0110
rough (not smooth)78.813722.41148
bitter (not sweet)78.723719.01143
hunter (not gatherer)78.232923.9108
bad boy (not white knight)78.119919.888
cunning (not honorable)78.022222.91261
extraordinary (not mundane)78.043720.71115
receiving (not giving)77.920325.490
scandalous (not proper)77.930622.9851
weird (not normal)77.832119.31102
cynical (not gullible)77.737721.574
indulgent (not sober)77.726224.91112
kinky (not vanilla)77.622320.11025
spicy (not mild)77.640019.81159
charismatic (not uninspiring)77.558823.31340
never cries (not often crying)77.433123.991
anarchist (not statist)77.318125.2329
😈 (not 😇)77.129820.6232
poisonous (not nurturing)76.926120.3546
perverted (not clean)76.717321.7117
stingy (not generous)76.621322.8110
work-first (not family-first)76.533525.3931
freelance (not corporate)76.542327.285
vain (not demure)76.227621.11020
mighty (not puny)76.052520.91075
motivated (not unmotivated)76.0114927.469
hard (not soft)75.836521.7289
resistant (not resigned)75.735422.51113
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.719724.51426
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.727925.0101
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)75.617721.7317
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.663924.4106
freak (not normie)75.628022.6136
queen (not princess)75.645326.585
crazy (not sane)75.529422.3200
rugged (not refined)75.427125.01088
obsessed (not aloof)75.432525.31084
insulting (not complimentary)75.427121.8291
🎩 (not 🧢)75.442026.6187
two-faced (not one-faced)75.321727.2107
guarded (not open)75.366422.21094
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)75.334123.0200
lustful (not chaste)75.232923.41071
traitorous (not loyal)75.115023.71068
lavish (not frugal)75.127925.91070
pro (not noob)75.174323.6252
heathen (not devout)75.014325.31070
interesting (not tiresome)75.054222.31113
zany (not regular)74.734823.3208
competent (not incompetent)74.688823.21115
machiavellian (not transparent)74.427822.474
important (not irrelevant)74.494422.4348
intense (not lighthearted)74.460222.6101
psychopath (not empath)74.228022.9121
low-tech (not high-tech)73.928124.61029
crafty (not scholarly)73.942424.0977
efficient (not overprepared)73.925119.591
goth (not flower child)73.820224.475
gendered (not androgynous)73.799627.8509
charming (not trusting)73.729219.41053
chortling (not giggling)73.532226.783
💀 (not 🎃)73.531731.4100
paranoid (not naive)73.531220.587
ambitious (not realistic)73.442726.4144
believable (not poorly-written)73.382320.5102
hoarder (not unprepared)73.323319.8798
cannibal (not vegan)73.331525.597
moody (not stable)73.158623.61076
biased (not impartial)73.142724.51052
sturdy (not flimsy)73.059622.993
frenzied (not sleepy)72.965222.383
barbaric (not civilized)72.917023.41101
mysterious (not unambiguous)72.930825.41017
alert (not oblivious)72.965223.5217
backdoor (not official)72.832629.6914
cold (not warm)72.634423.01137
cruel (not kind)72.523419.01078
child free (not pronatalist)72.440328.6908
salacious (not wholesome)72.431425.7216
mad (not glad)72.442422.4224
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.326327.1100
contrarian (not yes-man)72.339023.669
impatient (not patient)72.256326.8536
pack rat (not minimalist)72.215625.9181
English (not German)72.284830.078
extrovert (not introvert)72.250025.51110
individualist (not communal)72.246226.7279
coordinated (not clumsy)72.076623.71117
strict (not lenient)71.947225.01074
diligent (not lazy)71.9128521.91080
luddite (not technophile)71.915025.8894
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)71.741224.2181
frank (not sugarcoated)71.678831.179
repulsive (not attractive)71.414723.21143
🐐 (not 🦒)71.324826.2341
messy (not neat)71.232027.0817
extravagant (not thrifty)71.240629.6106
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)71.134027.376
sexist (not feminist)71.126226.3298
ugly (not beautiful)70.89925.0337
chaotic (not orderly)70.746926.61116
judgemental (not accepting)70.746725.4807
rude (not respectful)70.531723.81152
exuberant (not subdued)70.547926.176
high IQ (not low IQ)70.4115222.31262
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.176424.982
🤣 (not 😊)69.824525.8230
complicated (not simple)69.873226.81136
gloomy (not sunny)69.753324.287
lewd (not tasteful)69.720525.41087
fearmongering (not reassuring)69.633426.568
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)69.524428.6211
pensive (not serene)69.463023.277
🦇 (not 🐿)69.334029.2194
overachiever (not underachiever)69.3102228.1108
exaggerating (not factual)69.350526.6111
libertarian (not socialist)68.919329.4939
creepy (not disarming)68.918824.8547
deranged (not reasonable)68.937024.8203
🤑 (not 🤠)68.935333.7254
sickly (not healthy)68.816923.71184
expressive (not monotone)68.866825.270
genius (not dunce)68.780021.11208
pretentious (not unassuming)68.751728.1200
hedonist (not monastic)68.731928.7154
💃 (not 🧕)68.671627.7340
funny (not humorless)68.461025.21157
villainous (not heroic)68.325721.61151
fighter (not lover)68.245927.5102
open to new experinces (not uncreative)68.190326.91039
brave (not careful)67.771626.31094
experimental (not reliable)67.640128.996
rural (not urban)67.523929.0338
blacksmith (not tailor)67.534227.082
go-getter (not slugabed)67.3120827.7191
jealous (not compersive)67.244626.81002
animalistic (not human)67.018324.51171
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.954928.6530
western (not eastern)66.855228.5282
active (not slothful)66.5126024.91060
cat person (not dog person)66.546832.169
jock (not nerd)66.346225.21042
💔 (not 💝)66.338129.1312
miserable (not joyful)66.267524.2231
charming (not awkward)66.179026.31115
drop out (not valedictorian)65.837131.2235
🧗 (not 🛌)65.880329.6349
indie (not pop)65.872126.163
deliberate (not spontaneous)65.782827.91080
disreputable (not prestigious)65.728530.0840
oxymoron (not tautology)65.623422.438
distant (not touchy-feely)65.663725.169
genocidal (not not genocidal)65.526528.176
neurotypical (not autistic)65.499825.1885
hypocritical (not equitable)65.443325.6311
radical (not centrist)65.448428.881
tall (not short)65.271422.91131
wise (not foolish)65.166323.61103
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.0108228.31053
involved (not remote)65.097426.61051
bold (not serious)64.962928.81184
🙃 (not 🥰)64.744829.1333
Italian (not Swedish)64.749027.879
prideful (not envious)64.4106133.2149
direct (not roundabout)64.496030.71063
emancipated (not enslaved)64.388831.41038
workaholic (not slacker)64.2126326.1287
resolute (not wavering)64.193329.3211
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.139129.194
epic (not deep)64.140429.4106
interrupting (not attentive)64.053229.396
ludicrous (not sensible)63.943227.01037
metaphorical (not literal)63.823027.71062
thick (not thin)63.840821.6781
opinionated (not jealous)63.8110332.181
unfaithful (not devoted)63.715629.689
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.561531.41016
creative (not conventional)63.468127.61075
cryptic (not straightforward)63.420929.71151
literary (not mathematical)63.473026.41000
unorthodox (not traditional)63.473732.3296
rustic (not cultured)63.334830.275
doer (not thinker)63.285731.5117
chatty (not reserved)63.169027.41037
sad (not happy)63.182023.51084
outsider (not insider)62.858729.5784
flirtatious (not prudish)62.872228.798
hipster (not basic)62.636127.1927
twitchy (not still)62.679729.6140
cool (not dorky)62.476527.3211
macho (not metrosexual)62.341529.095
traumatized (not flourishing)62.292429.997
bad-cook (not good-cook)62.254329.293
sexual (not asexual)62.1101330.0124
fantastical (not realistic)62.052731.9105
🎨 (not 🏀)61.995830.9104
rich (not poor)61.886826.5997
punchable (not loveable)61.844126.494
pointed (not random)61.7119430.394
high standards (not desperate)61.785132.8109
quirky (not predictable)61.760128.967
🐴 (not 🦄)61.676533.9214
soulless (not soulful)61.430828.1299
expressive (not stoic)61.385428.91075
🐷 (not 🐮)61.330930.3339
poetic (not factual)61.247727.298
straight (not queer)61.0125631.2510
earth (not air)61.088331.5102
🥶 (not 🥵)60.943229.593
spontaneous (not scheduled)60.765130.81084
rigid (not flexible)60.675027.81042
treasure (not trash)60.6139130.3256
picky (not always down)60.674332.787
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)60.547231.1203
antagonist (not protagonist)60.333127.476
🥴 (not 🥳)60.273230.3192
circular (not linear)60.144526.4102
dramatic (not comedic)60.1111131.3115
fast (not slow)60.0118525.31031
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.973327.4107
French (not Russian)59.983931.887
logical (not emotional)59.862129.11076
interested (not bored)59.8123528.487
leisurely (not hurried)59.345127.5880
pessimistic (not optimistic)59.270528.41060
🐀 (not 🐘)59.259232.1346
trolling (not triggered)59.231333.176
curious (not apathetic)59.1120629.01030
🧠 (not 💪)59.1119828.3268
calm (not anxious)58.952227.71111
empirical (not theoretical)58.866129.0961
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)58.853930.6112
tense (not relaxed)58.7137827.91064
industrial (not domestic)58.569628.4259
sorrowful (not cheery)58.297725.71041
instinctual (not reasoned)58.289030.31095
enlightened (not lost)58.262928.696
😎 (not 🧐)58.184532.6247
businesslike (not chivalrous)58.176631.1118
artistic (not scientific)57.976226.11010
transient (not permanent)57.948130.2457
ironic (not profound)57.967627.3104
methodical (not astonishing)57.797929.5965
vibrant (not geriatric)57.7119428.586
gregarious (not private)57.554030.11078
specialist (not generalist)57.596328.7261
offended (not chill)57.590627.890
sage (not whippersnapper)57.564431.780
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)57.242729.8178
mature (not juvenile)56.996330.1291
down2earth (not head@clouds)56.889631.21050
avant-garde (not classical)56.860130.4252
impulsive (not cautious)56.785529.81102
unpatriotic (not patriotic)56.731632.7181
sporty (not bookish)56.665428.21028
nihilist (not existentialist)56.537531.4214
stylish (not slovenly)56.4111630.01085
variable (not consistent)56.351334.390
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.262930.61063
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.244429.6983
philosophical (not real)56.239229.8800
unemotional (not emotional)56.138027.680
long-winded (not concise)56.166530.664
unlucky (not fortunate)56.085628.51054
depressed (not bright)56.075626.71074
analysis (not common sense)55.992829.473
multicolored (not monochrome)55.877730.9245
deep (not shallow)55.8117529.8281
side character (not main character)55.889329.764
Coke (not Pepsi)55.671034.3123
moist (not dry)55.575534.280
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.5115329.6103
😜 (not 🤐)55.480631.2208
close-minded (not open-minded)55.359829.1913
angry (not good-humored)55.274027.31155
unpolished (not eloquent)55.263132.81255
studious (not goof-off)55.2125231.2227
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.2105929.457
Roman (not Greek)55.075728.072
political (not nonpolitical)54.9100633.31045
privileged (not oppressed)54.9120630.184
liberal (not conservative)54.7115931.3211
📈 (not 📉)54.7128931.1209
practical (not imaginative)54.6115830.31056
atheist (not theist)54.6110332.4238
abstract (not concrete)54.667530.5239
intellectual (not physical)54.5118629.41053
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.4108927.5300
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.375930.9927
tardy (not on-time)54.357332.1108
cheesy (not chic)54.393328.869
whimsical (not rational)54.271329.31098
egalitarian (not racist)54.2161527.4200
reactive (not proactive)54.292929.477
😀 (not 😭)54.183528.2217
introspective (not not introspective)54.0128429.1284
🤫 (not 🤔)54.054832.4192
romantic (not dispassionate)54.0134132.190
tactful (not indiscreet)53.9122131.1200
scrub (not legit)53.934030.3310
winter (not summer)53.988531.971
chosen one (not everyman)53.7101428.367
decorative (not utilitarian)53.659430.8281
💩 (not 🌟)53.442730.6215
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.397132.9959
varied (not repetitive)53.358328.8485
ADHD (not OCD)53.266131.683
unfixable (not fixable)53.163431.195
serious (not playful)53.0113327.81089
plays hard (not works hard)52.956828.51098
presidential (not folksy)52.9102829.294
realist (not idealist)52.897131.4302
melee (not ranged)52.563830.9100
precise (not vague)52.4133528.0753
off-key (not musical)52.4106230.998
gamer (not non-gamer)52.466734.195
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.973127.7816
😬 (not 😏)51.875732.6214
slow-talking (not fast-talking)51.864927.692
reclusive (not social)51.584929.4305
gossiping (not confidential)51.361431.5945
objective (not subjective)51.390030.7265
intimate (not formal)51.2101027.4354
spiritual (not skeptical)51.051632.91028
🤡 (not 👽)51.082031.5208
tight (not loose)50.1136630.597
water (not fire)50.177936.8117
overspender (not penny-pincher)50.388334.2324
purple (not orange)50.4101431.6919

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 (0.879)
  2. Agatha Harkness (0.861)
  3. Ursula (0.851)
  4. Freddy Krueger (0.846)
  5. Bellatrix Lestrange (0.815)
  6. John Abruzzi (0.803)
  7. Tyler Durden (0.802)
  8. Man in Black (0.8)
  9. Angel Eyes (0.798)
  10. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.797)
  1. George Michael Bluth (-0.671)
  2. Touta Matsuda (-0.665)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.642)
  4. Billy Keikeya (-0.629)
  5. Rita Bennett (-0.623)
  6. William Mason (-0.623)
  7. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.613)
  8. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.608)
  9. Jane Bennet (-0.604)
  10. Tracy Mills (-0.601)

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

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


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