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Professor Oak Personality Statistics

Professor Oak is a character from Pokémon. 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
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)97.715.627
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)97.136.127
knowledgeable (not ignorant)94.2279.122
valedictorian (not drop out)93.8359.222
specialist (not generalist)93.618.417
scientific (not artistic)93.488.727
🧠 (not 💪)93.32310.432
high IQ (not low IQ)92.51019.026
master (not apprentice)91.8569.728
high-tech (not low-tech)91.22612.129
kind (not cruel)90.38413.023
scholarly (not crafty)90.1710.028
intellectual (not physical)89.47820.029
heroic (not villainous)89.311713.221
forgiving (not vengeful)88.73310.424
bookish (not sporty)87.814122.228
nerd (not jock)87.114312.215
genius (not dunce)86.910218.327
civilized (not barbaric)86.712322.219
gendered (not androgynous)86.716818.313
self-improving (not self-destructive)85.91012.619
methodical (not astonishing)85.43211.921
cooperative (not competitive)85.12915.617
pro (not noob)85.023512.729
persistent (not quitter)84.853312.021
prestigious (not disreputable)84.77815.421
resourceful (not helpless)84.730212.924
logical (not emotional)84.44919.128
cheery (not sorrowful)84.34812.623
compersive (not jealous)84.21511.010
fixable (not unfixable)84.11111.715
privileged (not oppressed)84.022716.223
sheriff (not outlaw)83.98814.320
confident (not insecure)83.918821.325
mathematical (not literary)83.93419.620
obedient (not rebellious)82.94114.819
enlightened (not lost)82.83615.822
thinker (not doer)82.71620.289
wholesome (not salacious)82.612313.225
generous (not stingy)82.512118.982
factual (not poetic)82.46922.320
patriotic (not unpatriotic)82.411716.022
perceptive (not unobservant)82.240713.818
chill (not offended)82.04016.823
optimistic (not pessimistic)81.89313.813
eloquent (not unpolished)81.820519.819
nurturing (not poisonous)81.816915.625
vintage (not trendy)81.618717.381
masculine (not feminine)81.532319.125
🤔 (not 🤫)81.52025.728
old (not young)81.413115.727
bright (not depressed)81.45322.024
curious (not apathetic)81.412623.618
happy (not sad)81.24321.826
good-humored (not angry)81.214416.426
loyal (not traitorous)81.248715.518
English (not German)81.117925.623
diligent (not lazy)81.064816.326
well behaved (not mischievous)81.07022.121
😇 (not 😈)80.813018.323
flourishing (not traumatized)80.81622.020
😀 (not 😭)80.76025.018
competent (not incompetent)80.644121.120
consistent (not variable)80.68120.222
one-faced (not two-faced)80.624725.290
mature (not juvenile)80.517419.320
🐿 (not 🦇)80.510228.715
rhythmic (not stuttering)80.519324.819
straight (not queer)80.438027.518
tall (not short)80.315011.826
human (not animalistic)80.126725.622
pacifist (not ferocious)80.06521.832
driven (not unambitious)80.062122.320
legit (not scrub)79.826718.620
honorable (not cunning)79.814923.125
fresh (not stinky)79.826622.722
😊 (not 🤣)79.710122.621
overachiever (not underachiever)79.738620.878
reasoned (not instinctual)79.63721.922
respectful (not rude)79.522221.520
basic (not hipster)79.512823.926
sage (not whippersnapper)79.54426.421
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)79.18022.115
complimentary (not insulting)79.014222.321
warm (not quarrelsome)78.911220.624
proper (not scandalous)78.914326.413
gracious (not feisty)78.82419.720
mild (not spicy)78.56619.432
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.428625.319
official (not backdoor)78.47219.116
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.220819.919
trusting (not suspicious)78.18922.133
politically correct (not edgy)78.16119.721
stable (not moody)78.13924.031
work-first (not family-first)78.122924.528
hoarder (not unprepared)78.16813.310
treasure (not trash)78.048826.516
self-assured (not self-conscious)77.925925.223
factual (not exaggerating)77.913526.285
technophile (not luddite)77.810515.413
🏌 (not 🤺)77.82224.222
preppy (not punk rock)77.725721.223
works hard (not plays hard)77.734124.117
neat (not messy)77.730820.725
self-disciplined (not disorganized)77.451228.035
glad (not mad)77.310221.125
sensible (not ludicrous)77.219924.122
interested (not bored)77.222423.087
devout (not heathen)77.210217.821
charismatic (not uninspiring)77.142514.719
joyful (not miserable)77.110717.827
gatherer (not hunter)76.716426.629
orange (not purple)76.78420.621
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.534820.424
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)76.412022.481
calm (not anxious)76.49026.429
captain (not first-mate)76.429025.715
altruistic (not selfish)76.322420.227
tame (not wild)76.39725.725
lighthearted (not intense)76.36917.422
egalitarian (not racist)76.265025.831
soulful (not soulless)75.949826.018
equitable (not hypocritical)75.914019.716
📈 (not 📉)75.911817.415
humble (not arrogant)75.816921.516
blissful (not haunted)75.86220.770
reasonable (not deranged)75.724330.024
utilitarian (not decorative)75.621723.520
pure (not debased)75.620521.627
trusting (not charming)75.44522.127
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.440827.218
rich (not poor)75.438621.824
warm (not cold)75.427622.529
wise (not foolish)75.324927.026
theoretical (not empirical)75.2926.524
coordinated (not clumsy)75.050226.122
🎨 (not 🏀)75.041824.674
clean (not perverted)75.041425.460
worldly (not innocent)74.943925.720
philosophical (not real)74.94021.119
lover (not fighter)74.919123.861
orderly (not chaotic)74.829831.918
classical (not avant-garde)74.717221.712
straightforward (not cryptic)74.625427.627
precise (not vague)74.433927.921
alpha (not beta)74.444819.719
accommodating (not stubborn)74.35924.792
sweet (not bitter)74.223825.420
efficient (not overprepared)74.219726.821
confidential (not gossiping)74.044627.126
patient (not impatient)74.012926.531
prideful (not envious)74.036017.8119
wooden (not plastic)73.929824.860
studious (not goof-off)73.953529.822
sunny (not gloomy)73.822122.421
builder (not explorer)73.811726.722
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.725221.413
independent (not codependent)73.739725.121
workaholic (not slacker)73.666720.519
bold (not shy)73.579121.824
spelunker (not claustrophobic)73.517018.417
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.525728.093
🐮 (not 🐷)73.45120.015
🤖 (not 👻)73.212224.822
traditional (not unorthodox)73.118626.921
🧐 (not 😎)73.118131.130
modest (not flamboyant)73.028827.923
cautious (not impulsive)73.021521.019
believable (not poorly-written)73.059814.722
introspective (not not introspective)72.925933.614
healthy (not sickly)72.751124.117
genuine (not sarcastic)72.725123.632
concrete (not abstract)72.622530.223
emancipated (not enslaved)72.535518.06
resolute (not wavering)72.538624.611
flexible (not rigid)72.311523.712
refined (not rugged)72.236925.226
sturdy (not flimsy)72.247324.514
high standards (not desperate)72.137724.785
accepting (not judgemental)72.122223.720
grateful (not entitled)72.123722.857
objective (not subjective)72.05528.321
open (not guarded)71.99024.420
important (not irrelevant)71.972922.317
empath (not psychopath)71.843626.469
open-minded (not close-minded)71.729520.627
smooth (not rough)71.619117.019
chortling (not giggling)71.531519.122
go-getter (not slugabed)71.471023.220
chaste (not lustful)71.314323.922
on-time (not tardy)71.256129.6106
insider (not outsider)71.111122.920
tactful (not indiscreet)71.132330.721
angelic (not demonic)70.935524.228
sober (not indulgent)70.818227.418
pointed (not random)70.762927.892
statist (not anarchist)70.620421.518
fortunate (not unlucky)70.517323.826
focused on the future (not focused on the present)70.413622.123
🌟 (not 💩)70.463329.414
🎃 (not 💀)70.421327.350
communal (not individualist)70.38925.822
dorky (not cool)70.224725.425
💝 (not 💔)70.025229.216
earth (not air)70.035329.661
permanent (not transient)69.924025.817
demure (not vain)69.820517.420
direct (not roundabout)69.755530.923
funny (not humorless)69.540823.319
formal (not intimate)69.428829.020
armoured (not vulnerable)69.348524.330
moderate (not extreme)69.113724.720
decisive (not hesitant)69.159828.018
👽 (not 🤡)69.025325.221
🥰 (not 🙃)68.925930.022
🐴 (not 🦄)68.733327.226
interesting (not tiresome)68.456328.614
playful (not shy)68.462826.020
still (not twitchy)68.318927.886
attentive (not interrupting)68.232529.378
vegan (not cannibal)68.131624.520
manicured (not scruffy)67.864331.222
profound (not ironic)67.319529.456
practical (not imaginative)67.250733.526
vanilla (not kinky)66.931632.116
historical (not modern)66.732031.620
atheist (not theist)66.742833.319
loveable (not punchable)66.649631.322
attractive (not repulsive)66.576025.615
🥾 (not 👟)66.432733.328
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.138821.319
off-key (not musical)66.131823.021
average (not deviant)65.617828.216
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.619427.124
chatty (not reserved)65.347130.423
rational (not whimsical)65.153331.418
literal (not metaphorical)65.045234.324
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.027335.528
comedic (not dramatic)64.918825.7105
careful (not brave)64.819723.224
asexual (not sexual)64.622633.775
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)64.338832.017
frenzied (not sleepy)64.385524.426
mighty (not puny)64.073023.522
no-nonsense (not dramatic)63.935532.033
sane (not crazy)63.837626.022
🐘 (not 🐀)63.834725.817
simple (not complicated)63.716631.521
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.760326.323
skeptical (not spiritual)63.675329.926
repetitive (not varied)63.643533.229
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.656819.724
neurotypical (not autistic)63.484533.921
conventional (not creative)63.134833.223
🧗 (not 🛌)63.160824.516
🎩 (not 🧢)63.153031.918
OCD (not ADHD)63.165430.586
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.049033.928
serious (not bold)63.032328.720
active (not slothful)62.998224.326
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.653227.321
lenient (not strict)62.338625.924
🤠 (not 🤑)62.157931.820
open-book (not secretive)62.127026.726
water (not fire)62.030229.961
thick (not thin)61.932323.525
idealist (not realist)61.939935.917
unassuming (not pretentious)61.628228.223
impartial (not biased)61.47833.020
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)61.348624.614
corporate (not freelance)61.138329.925
dry (not moist)61.041426.123
deep (not shallow)60.863928.428
tasteful (not lewd)60.570034.424
realistic (not fantastical)60.558231.792
authoritarian (not democratic)60.444734.820
linear (not circular)60.437232.921
disarming (not creepy)60.282227.120
quiet (not loud)60.045521.610
dominant (not submissive)59.980123.616
beautiful (not ugly)59.997728.322
ambitious (not realistic)59.968031.872
normie (not freak)59.839728.8102
gregarious (not private)59.339329.218
pack rat (not minimalist)59.338324.210
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.354330.868
relaxed (not tense)58.919027.728
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.972130.984
extrovert (not introvert)58.866528.228
leisurely (not hurried)58.835729.422
libertarian (not socialist)58.751228.912
metrosexual (not macho)58.667625.025
presidential (not folksy)58.560329.120
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.131324.419
soft (not hard)58.047827.222
non-gamer (not gamer)58.070033.692
mysterious (not unambiguous)57.848128.832
social (not reclusive)57.863927.523
exuberant (not subdued)57.768826.723
reliable (not experimental)57.663632.822
badass (not weakass)57.593728.797
existentialist (not nihilist)56.873131.014
lavish (not frugal)56.452927.117
industrial (not domestic)56.459538.314
Italian (not Swedish)56.462438.99
sheltered (not street-smart)56.341531.722
conservative (not liberal)56.338128.019
🐩 (not 🐒)56.260328.624
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)56.089730.516
ranged (not melee)56.064133.722
Russian (not French)55.738129.816
stoic (not expressive)55.548030.222
normal (not weird)55.545231.120
monochrome (not multicolored)55.457831.712
western (not eastern)55.488731.212
🐐 (not 🦒)55.482535.514
charming (not awkward)55.380332.715
extraordinary (not mundane)55.191130.023
morning lark (not night owl)55.143132.120
awkward (not suspicious)55.039127.423
deep (not epic)54.950431.688
🥶 (not 🥵)54.949727.856
slovenly (not stylish)54.841828.925
assertive (not passive)54.897929.316
overspender (not penny-pincher)54.751327.824
good-cook (not bad-cook)54.355130.975
hard (not soft)54.274923.119
urban (not rural)54.293935.427
romantic (not dispassionate)54.193928.825
nonpolitical (not political)53.548032.417
arcane (not mainstream)53.573829.013
🥳 (not 🥴)53.550330.326
aloof (not obsessed)53.427826.523
neutral (not opinionated)53.312332.291
demanding (not unchallenging)53.1108531.287
hedonist (not monastic)53.075224.98
Coke (not Pepsi)53.066035.478
😜 (not 🤐)52.863227.728
loose (not tight)52.741028.815
Roman (not Greek)52.663931.217
serious (not playful)52.482323.123
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.371231.813
remote (not involved)52.225633.925
feminist (not sexist)52.292524.019
tailor (not blacksmith)52.285934.021
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)52.249330.029
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)52.053127.014
thrifty (not extravagant)52.067329.064
resigned (not resistant)51.920133.019
alert (not oblivious)51.991329.917
serene (not pensive)51.916430.375
geriatric (not vibrant)51.834531.019
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.657934.218
slow (not fast)51.534527.022
child free (not pronatalist)51.494335.319
😏 (not 😬)51.478127.726
zany (not regular)51.280824.820
💃 (not 🧕)51.191825.030
bossy (not meek)51.0100327.422
triggered (not trolling)50.996623.617

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Donald Mallard (0.847)
  2. Al Robbins (0.845)
  3. Carlisle Cullen (0.821)
  4. Beverly Crusher (0.803)
  5. Janet Fraiser (0.803)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.686)
  2. Myrtle Wilson (-0.634)
  3. Nelson Muntz (-0.627)
  4. Janice Soprano (-0.627)
  5. Theon Greyjoy (-0.62)

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: ISFP (r = 0.58)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.5)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.49)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.49)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.44)
  6. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.44)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.42)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.41)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.4)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.38)
  11. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.34)
  12. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.31)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.3)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.28)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.25)
  16. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.23)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.23)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.22)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.22)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.21)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.21)
  22. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.21)
  23. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.19)
  24. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.14)
  25. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.09)

Notes

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