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Hector Barbossa 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. 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
bold (not shy)90.119612.61133
bossy (not meek)89.311913.81171
worldly (not innocent)88.55112.91110
dominant (not submissive)87.816514.61148
street-smart (not sheltered)87.710817.1894
driven (not unambitious)87.428715.41093
mischievous (not well behaved)87.015917.01138
rebellious (not obedient)86.916116.01136
ferocious (not pacifist)86.910115.11119
assertive (not passive)86.714115.91121
master (not apprentice)86.416315.1539
competitive (not cooperative)86.218716.11054
narcissistic (not low self esteem)86.212214.272
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)86.116022.757
outlaw (not sheriff)85.89620.71166
captain (not first-mate)85.814722.11023
stinky (not fresh)85.31918.6346
suspicious (not trusting)84.912615.11097
confident (not insecure)84.615219.21144
scruffy (not manicured)83.89022.0986
arrogant (not humble)83.520516.81152
old (not young)83.410213.91087
decisive (not hesitant)83.218715.91116
punk rock (not preppy)83.211822.263
🥾 (not 👟)83.17621.5180
masculine (not feminine)82.826918.31100
persistent (not quitter)82.660819.1196
vengeful (not forgiving)82.618018.61136
debased (not pure)82.512118.81068
playful (not shy)82.525515.01084
alpha (not beta)82.526120.71104
wild (not tame)82.520918.8884
quarrelsome (not warm)81.917817.91149
suspicious (not awkward)81.813916.71157
historical (not modern)81.77219.0792
deviant (not average)81.714317.2839
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.416722.41155
resourceful (not helpless)81.441319.6292
authoritarian (not democratic)81.312822.11066
🤺 (not 🏌)81.221623.1247
selfish (not altruistic)81.016920.01245
perceptive (not unobservant)81.043220.678
conspiracist (not sheeple)80.912317.5715
flamboyant (not modest)80.714220.91051
🐒 (not 🐩)80.45025.9186
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.420922.21126
extreme (not moderate)80.128818.61047
night owl (not morning lark)80.019322.2803
demonic (not angelic)79.813315.51061
edgy (not politically correct)79.517620.21093
sarcastic (not genuine)79.415119.81119
hard (not soft)79.318719.01126
independent (not codependent)79.324525.6951
armoured (not vulnerable)79.219119.51108
arcane (not mainstream)79.110520.3991
explorer (not builder)79.110122.6958
loud (not quiet)79.025520.31175
rough (not smooth)78.710122.41141
bitter (not sweet)78.717518.91126
secretive (not open-book)78.724923.369
feisty (not gracious)78.628720.01315
anarchist (not statist)78.69123.6296
cunning (not honorable)78.217222.71231
knowledgeable (not ignorant)78.136421.379
extraordinary (not mundane)78.030320.51114
sturdy (not flimsy)78.030318.056
weird (not normal)77.722019.41090
indulgent (not sober)77.720624.91113
charismatic (not uninspiring)77.639023.01344
scandalous (not proper)77.623222.9836
hunter (not gatherer)77.624125.277
kinky (not vanilla)77.516520.11021
spicy (not mild)77.529619.91138
😈 (not 😇)77.120219.1207
👻 (not 🤖)76.96324.7181
work-first (not family-first)76.824125.2938
vain (not demure)76.720920.71012
poisonous (not nurturing)76.717720.6532
rhythmic (not stuttering)76.732619.154
mighty (not puny)76.138420.81065
lustful (not chaste)75.923623.01064
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.913924.41449
hard (not soft)75.926721.5277
obsessed (not aloof)75.822424.91071
lavish (not frugal)75.819725.31066
resistant (not resigned)75.825022.61118
efficient (not overprepared)75.714717.467
freelance (not corporate)75.630228.560
crazy (not sane)75.520222.2174
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)75.411422.3292
insulting (not complimentary)75.321021.9265
rugged (not refined)75.220124.91072
guarded (not open)75.244122.11103
heathen (not devout)75.211925.01066
believable (not poorly-written)75.246118.969
zany (not regular)75.124922.4185
traitorous (not loyal)75.010623.71068
pro (not noob)74.950723.3236
🎩 (not 🧢)74.831427.3170
interesting (not tiresome)74.734822.61115
competent (not incompetent)74.659323.11126
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)74.623223.5188
intense (not lighthearted)74.442921.869
charming (not trusting)74.220518.71048
crafty (not scholarly)74.130323.9971
low-tech (not high-tech)73.920624.51012
backdoor (not official)73.921528.9918
gendered (not androgynous)73.771528.0501
important (not irrelevant)73.763222.3320
alert (not oblivious)73.642922.9194
spelunker (not claustrophobic)73.616127.066
biased (not impartial)73.432124.31051
individualist (not communal)73.428825.9258
hoarder (not unprepared)73.314819.6791
cannibal (not vegan)72.724825.563
moody (not stable)72.640524.01078
cruel (not kind)72.617218.71080
mysterious (not unambiguous)72.620925.51013
barbaric (not civilized)72.512623.41106
extrovert (not introvert)72.535525.51110
child free (not pronatalist)72.528428.7908
cold (not warm)72.524323.01131
luddite (not technophile)72.412825.5894
mad (not glad)72.329922.0201
🦇 (not 🐿)72.118826.3169
pack rat (not minimalist)72.110226.1172
strict (not lenient)72.032024.81067
coordinated (not clumsy)72.053023.71111
diligent (not lazy)71.986121.91069
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)71.727324.6163
English (not German)71.754630.259
ugly (not beautiful)71.67025.2316
chortling (not giggling)71.430327.561
salacious (not wholesome)71.325326.2191
impatient (not patient)71.242127.3513
repulsive (not attractive)71.111623.41144
high IQ (not low IQ)70.975022.21259
sexist (not feminist)70.819126.8273
frenzied (not sleepy)70.754823.756
judgemental (not accepting)70.732725.3794
exuberant (not subdued)70.733625.554
messy (not neat)70.622727.4806
chaotic (not orderly)70.531626.71106
🐐 (not 🦒)70.518126.4309
rude (not respectful)70.423623.91142
🤣 (not 😊)70.216924.9208
lewd (not tasteful)69.816425.41100
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)69.816528.2185
complicated (not simple)69.748226.81139
libertarian (not socialist)69.713529.0940
🤑 (not 🤠)69.626433.1218
💃 (not 🧕)69.444927.4313
hedonist (not monastic)69.223027.4135
pretentious (not unassuming)69.135827.0184
genius (not dunce)68.952120.91203
sickly (not healthy)68.611423.91179
gloomy (not sunny)68.538024.665
creepy (not disarming)68.314525.1537
villainous (not heroic)68.217321.61144
open to new experinces (not uncreative)68.258126.81047
funny (not humorless)68.241125.31160
brave (not careful)68.046426.11092
deranged (not reasonable)67.727725.3178
rural (not urban)67.616229.0312
jealous (not compersive)67.531926.5996
go-getter (not slugabed)67.579428.0179
Italian (not Swedish)67.530426.952
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.237228.6523
animalistic (not human)66.913324.51167
active (not slothful)66.983124.91066
💔 (not 💝)66.925929.2294
western (not eastern)66.832128.6267
drop out (not valedictorian)66.725530.3199
jock (not nerd)66.630724.91025
charming (not awkward)66.152826.21117
disreputable (not prestigious)66.120729.9840
experimental (not reliable)66.031029.167
bold (not serious)65.939828.31178
hypocritical (not equitable)65.930225.2297
deliberate (not spontaneous)65.759127.91083
tall (not short)65.545422.41022
neurotypical (not autistic)65.573025.2895
🙃 (not 🥰)65.530828.8302
🧗 (not 🛌)65.552429.9320
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.473928.11045
miserable (not joyful)65.347524.7211
wise (not foolish)65.243723.41087
involved (not remote)64.965226.71045
workaholic (not slacker)64.982725.5270
direct (not roundabout)64.565630.61051
metaphorical (not literal)64.414827.41060
macho (not metrosexual)64.327428.663
unorthodox (not traditional)64.247231.6272
blacksmith (not tailor)64.228631.050
resolute (not wavering)64.162729.4196
emancipated (not enslaved)64.159231.51037
ludicrous (not sensible)63.931626.91041
creative (not conventional)63.844327.41068
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.841331.31014
circular (not linear)63.823625.367
thick (not thin)63.528321.8754
punchable (not loveable)63.428625.168
cryptic (not straightforward)63.315629.71138
literary (not mathematical)63.047926.6988
sad (not happy)63.054623.71076
chatty (not reserved)62.948127.31034
outsider (not insider)62.841429.4780
cool (not dorky)62.750327.0193
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)62.429330.6176
hipster (not basic)62.322327.0916
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.133730.659
sage (not whippersnapper)62.033030.360
rich (not poor)61.959026.4993
🐴 (not 🦄)61.747333.2189
expressive (not stoic)61.655628.81075
poetic (not factual)61.631025.877
vibrant (not geriatric)61.370726.257
straight (not queer)61.091931.0500
French (not Russian)61.052732.857
treasure (not trash)60.790030.7234
spontaneous (not scheduled)60.542130.81059
soulless (not soulful)60.522627.8284
rigid (not flexible)60.451627.81045
fast (not slow)60.176425.21024
trolling (not triggered)60.122930.761
logical (not emotional)59.840229.11069
🐷 (not 🐮)59.727030.5329
🥴 (not 🥳)59.649430.2167
🐀 (not 🐘)59.636732.2323
leisurely (not hurried)59.433327.6874
enlightened (not lost)59.340025.768
romantic (not dispassionate)59.376530.049
curious (not apathetic)59.179728.91033
calm (not anxious)59.135827.61094
pessimistic (not optimistic)59.148428.41033
empirical (not theoretical)58.948028.9961
instinctual (not reasoned)58.659330.11101
industrial (not domestic)58.648828.8233
🧠 (not 💪)58.678528.6236
tense (not relaxed)58.492428.11068
gregarious (not private)58.438029.91063
sorrowful (not cheery)58.164825.91035
artistic (not scientific)58.149826.1991
transient (not permanent)58.130330.4447
😎 (not 🧐)58.156033.1215
methodical (not astonishing)57.765629.4945
mature (not juvenile)57.762330.1252
avant-garde (not classical)57.439730.5235
unpatriotic (not patriotic)57.417532.6168
down2earth (not head@clouds)57.259231.11044
traumatized (not flourishing)56.973831.465
sporty (not bookish)56.843128.11028
liberal (not conservative)56.770130.7193
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.729529.8168
unlucky (not fortunate)56.653828.21049
impulsive (not cautious)56.656230.01109
offended (not chill)56.664726.360
stylish (not slovenly)56.573829.91083
multicolored (not monochrome)56.450031.0232
philosophical (not real)56.325129.9797
loose (not tight)56.333631.060
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.233829.8987
nihilist (not existentialist)56.229831.6204
depressed (not bright)56.147026.51095
specialist (not generalist)56.170628.3231
deep (not shallow)56.073329.7266
self-destructive (not self-improving)56.058928.276
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.742730.61082
angry (not good-humored)55.549527.41159
close-minded (not open-minded)55.539429.1909
studious (not goof-off)55.483731.4195
🤫 (not 🤔)55.332332.4167
📈 (not 📉)55.382830.5187
unpolished (not eloquent)55.243732.71250
atheist (not theist)55.269932.2216
intellectual (not physical)55.177029.21064
political (not nonpolitical)54.966433.21048
practical (not imaginative)54.676330.11071
privileged (not oppressed)54.682529.863
abstract (not concrete)54.545530.0207
egalitarian (not racist)54.4104727.8186
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.372827.4279
😜 (not 🤐)54.355130.9184
whimsical (not rational)53.946529.21087
decorative (not utilitarian)53.936830.9257
introspective (not not introspective)53.982328.9264
Roman (not Greek)53.954428.749
provincial (not cosmopolitan)53.853231.0915
😀 (not 😭)53.856328.6197
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.563632.9958
plays hard (not works hard)53.337928.31102
varied (not repetitive)53.238729.1475
realist (not idealist)53.264231.6283
unfixable (not fixable)53.243328.861
scrub (not legit)53.125030.4298
😬 (not 😏)53.048931.7194
musical (not off-key)53.049429.658
moist (not dry)52.959334.454
serious (not playful)52.876227.61058
variable (not consistent)52.842534.265
slow-talking (not fast-talking)52.540728.662
folksy (not presidential)52.456931.262
reclusive (not social)52.353329.1286
tactful (not indiscreet)52.384831.2185
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.051127.7811
precise (not vague)51.988828.2756
objective (not subjective)51.757730.9248
intimate (not formal)51.663526.9314
💩 (not 🌟)51.232030.3176
melee (not ranged)51.048929.664
skeptical (not spiritual)50.198732.81024
purple (not orange)50.866831.6913
🤡 (not 👽)50.857231.7182
confidential (not gossiping)50.486331.5917
overspender (not penny-pincher)50.456733.6302

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 (0.868)
  2. Ursula (0.839)
  3. Freddy Krueger (0.833)
  4. Tyler Durden (0.803)
  5. The Joker (0.8)
  1. George Michael Bluth (-0.683)
  2. Billy Keikeya (-0.649)
  3. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.643)
  4. Rita Bennett (-0.629)
  5. William Mason (-0.615)

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 = 0.58)
  2. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.56)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.49)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.48)
  5. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.44)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.44)
  7. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.44)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.43)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.42)
  10. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.39)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.35)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.33)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.32)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.25)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.23)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.21)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.13)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.08)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.01)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.01)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.05)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.05)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.05)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.14)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.2)


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