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Lydia Bennet Personality Statistics

Lydia Bennet is a character from Pride and Prejudice. 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
gossiping (not confidential)93.71010.8272
emotional (not logical)93.1712.9333
foolish (not wise)92.9610.4358
impulsive (not cautious)92.33417.3364
impatient (not patient)92.32012.093
young (not old)92.21010.3331
chatty (not reserved)91.55018.3330
head@clouds (not down2earth)91.51816.2376
juvenile (not mature)91.22115.951
mischievous (not well behaved)91.08415.4325
indulgent (not sober)91.02715.6319
playful (not serious)90.91815.9358
whimsical (not rational)90.81514.7325
dramatic (not no-nonsense)90.73217.881
experimental (not reliable)90.6167.615
plays hard (not works hard)89.9916.1326
playful (not shy)89.68217.9309
selfish (not altruistic)89.56914.6333
gregarious (not private)89.41718.6358
vain (not demure)89.33517.2354
rebellious (not obedient)89.211015.7318
chaotic (not orderly)89.05115.1368
spontaneous (not scheduled)89.05620.2343
instinctual (not reasoned)88.81616.4350
extrovert (not introvert)88.76520.4333
whippersnapper (not sage)88.548.78
loud (not quiet)88.49719.3334
scandalous (not proper)88.35017.6246
flamboyant (not modest)88.06519.0341
cringeworthy (not inspiring)87.92115.737
ludicrous (not sensible)87.92520.1365
idealist (not realist)87.51920.660
bold (not shy)87.330719.9341
moody (not stable)87.39215.1352
self-destructive (not self-improving)87.34413.212
lenient (not strict)87.22517.1342
expressive (not stoic)86.78020.2341
disorganized (not self-disciplined)86.72920.2347
social (not reclusive)86.46520.087
wild (not tame)86.312719.0244
bold (not serious)86.24518.0340
arrogant (not humble)86.115916.5337
feminine (not masculine)86.113218.7333
drop out (not valedictorian)85.94315.747
lavish (not frugal)85.27822.4333
feisty (not gracious)85.211716.4356
competitive (not cooperative)85.021318.9333
open (not guarded)85.01719.9330
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.014422.7314
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)84.96418.552
lustful (not chaste)84.98518.6385
💃 (not 🧕)84.811821.574
extreme (not moderate)84.717918.3313
disreputable (not prestigious)84.42919.2198
spontaneous (not deliberate)84.34825.1315
crazy (not sane)84.37817.744
goof-off (not studious)84.27423.261
imaginative (not practical)84.05221.2349
overspender (not penny-pincher)83.75723.472
jealous (not compersive)83.38718.9339
indiscreet (not tactful)82.91024.652
biased (not impartial)82.910319.5327
messy (not neat)82.87818.4206
😈 (not 😇)82.613921.348
outlaw (not sheriff)82.513919.1319
incompetent (not competent)82.32519.7301
gendered (not androgynous)82.137523.685
deranged (not reasonable)82.08417.443
decisive (not hesitant)81.923020.6367
dunce (not genius)81.82916.8386
explorer (not builder)81.87017.3246
oblivious (not alert)81.84724.561
physical (not intellectual)81.76721.2302
slacker (not workaholic)81.35122.242
fast-talking (not slow-talking)81.313827.916
rude (not respectful)81.111018.7355
trolling (not triggered)81.02324.312
unpolished (not eloquent)80.97018.7344
unambiguous (not mysterious)80.95123.3247
transient (not permanent)80.91016.8100
apprentice (not master)80.94623.994
lewd (not tasteful)80.75018.9362
bossy (not meek)80.335123.5330
obsessed (not aloof)80.313727.4320
pack rat (not minimalist)80.23018.243
cunning (not honorable)80.215016.5354
quarrelsome (not warm)80.220520.4348
English (not German)80.019933.311
edgy (not politically correct)79.717221.3329
ignorant (not knowledgeable)79.75223.419
cheery (not sorrowful)79.58623.2346
open to new experinces (not uncreative)79.526426.6336
backdoor (not official)79.512321.7225
crafty (not scholarly)79.316920.4265
shallow (not deep)79.27028.370
spicy (not mild)78.926422.7344
folksy (not presidential)78.911227.222
nonpolitical (not political)78.54026.5296
noob (not pro)78.13123.752
optimistic (not pessimistic)78.014224.4322
🤑 (not 🤠)78.014229.255
punchable (not loveable)77.913126.816
artistic (not scientific)77.915218.6313
brave (not careful)77.822220.1347
offended (not chill)77.719923.223
narcissistic (not low self esteem)77.726023.914
poetic (not factual)77.56027.313
unprepared (not hoarder)77.43227.7211
poisonous (not nurturing)77.117116.487
resistant (not resigned)77.120426.7326
traitorous (not loyal)77.09319.2303
astonishing (not methodical)76.95423.5312
salacious (not wholesome)76.918625.346
off-key (not musical)76.98720.815
🤣 (not 😊)76.68628.465
unfixable (not fixable)76.610125.614
open-book (not secretive)76.68328.015
assertive (not passive)76.545225.9308
sheltered (not street-smart)76.510126.4224
straight (not queer)76.548927.687
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.425924.835
😜 (not 🤐)76.219832.646
ferocious (not pacifist)76.134521.7320
tiresome (not interesting)76.13025.3346
lazy (not diligent)76.13223.1346
western (not eastern)76.08425.157
not introspective (not introspective)75.95130.572
hedonist (not monastic)75.99328.935
lost (not enlightened)75.612931.516
flimsy (not sturdy)75.46424.111
domestic (not industrial)75.28827.238
heathen (not devout)75.012222.1297
subjective (not objective)74.93327.646
vulnerable (not armoured)74.510725.9325
hypocritical (not equitable)74.316322.548
low IQ (not high IQ)74.14421.2367
insulting (not complimentary)74.122322.842
romantic (not dispassionate)74.038332.921
straightforward (not cryptic)73.926228.4331
involved (not remote)73.833228.1320
privileged (not oppressed)73.844223.117
debased (not pure)73.724022.6374
sunny (not gloomy)73.522025.721
clumsy (not coordinated)73.414621.1305
deviant (not average)73.334725.6191
short (not tall)73.216918.0285
focused on the present (not focused on the future)73.210934.2354
zany (not regular)73.229325.443
exuberant (not subdued)73.129032.712
trusting (not suspicious)73.015031.7368
frenzied (not sleepy)72.945432.49
demonic (not angelic)72.720618.2333
tailor (not blacksmith)72.633919.88
unorthodox (not traditional)72.632127.434
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.542532.6318
decorative (not utilitarian)72.010629.638
metrosexual (not macho)71.926522.49
mad (not glad)71.531925.447
anxious (not calm)71.231922.9325
vibrant (not geriatric)71.243725.015
flexible (not rigid)71.112727.8314
unobservant (not perceptive)71.15627.027
persistent (not quitter)71.098629.348
night owl (not morning lark)70.538227.9184
intimate (not formal)70.421723.273
💩 (not 🌟)70.412429.258
mainstream (not arcane)70.38630.5310
happy (not sad)70.216226.0341
sporty (not bookish)70.025025.2285
vague (not precise)70.08025.8161
judgemental (not accepting)69.834927.8188
codependent (not independent)69.819233.7244
🤡 (not 👽)69.713431.642
vengeful (not forgiving)69.536724.6362
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.511027.0328
bright (not depressed)69.526525.2313
villainous (not heroic)69.416717.7352
poor (not rich)69.422422.8344
pretentious (not unassuming)69.435032.058
freelance (not corporate)69.442030.917
👻 (not 🤖)69.321231.445
fast (not slow)69.052531.2355
barbaric (not civilized)68.916621.8324
scrub (not legit)68.79021.566
literary (not mathematical)68.631821.5293
basic (not hipster)68.538032.1309
variable (not consistent)68.511930.617
low-tech (not high-tech)68.432228.3288
curious (not apathetic)68.447730.8348
🐀 (not 🐘)68.319229.175
individualist (not communal)68.238933.034
🐷 (not 🐮)68.113329.372
kinky (not vanilla)68.032428.3297
funny (not humorless)67.941725.6307
🐐 (not 🦒)67.628530.069
driven (not unambitious)67.595829.7301
direct (not roundabout)67.059631.5284
trash (not treasure)67.012127.963
healthy (not sickly)66.865727.6316
rough (not smooth)66.431625.1301
giggling (not chortling)66.315836.024
neurotypical (not autistic)65.971626.1288
sarcastic (not genuine)65.937026.9343
cruel (not kind)65.821920.0323
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)65.833827.5290
jock (not nerd)64.834027.5285
libertarian (not socialist)64.724327.6288
🙃 (not 🥰)64.532332.080
📉 (not 📈)64.411431.245
thin (not thick)64.346430.5183
simple (not complicated)64.215532.5324
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.135327.159
loose (not tight)64.122526.79
irrelevant (not important)64.16528.488
relaxed (not tense)64.013131.4331
💔 (not 💝)63.831833.073
💪 (not 🧠)63.323628.655
weird (not normal)62.654724.2375
helpless (not resourceful)62.410227.746
cannibal (not vegan)62.441327.115
soulless (not soulful)62.320627.236
avant-garde (not classical)62.030232.922
dorky (not cool)62.038628.547
stylish (not slovenly)61.962228.0329
real (not philosophical)61.862432.7179
confident (not insecure)61.773534.1347
French (not Russian)61.749730.18
abstract (not concrete)61.430833.247
lighthearted (not intense)61.423639.720
👟 (not 🥾)61.144831.231
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)60.946429.640
active (not slothful)60.897131.5294
anarchist (not statist)60.837931.357
bitter (not sweet)60.748227.0326
modern (not historical)60.653930.2191
puny (not mighty)60.320828.6336
liberal (not conservative)60.261836.741
🎩 (not 🧢)60.255431.938
preppy (not punk rock)60.261735.330
stinky (not fresh)60.125029.085
generalist (not specialist)60.019035.024
creative (not conventional)59.953030.9357
warm (not cold)59.955628.2303
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)59.848431.9333
gatherer (not hunter)59.846027.117
😎 (not 🧐)59.753435.750
rugged (not refined)59.545127.1365
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)59.428333.852
moist (not dry)59.341029.418
innocent (not worldly)59.126832.5326
dominant (not submissive)59.176232.7331
sexist (not feminist)58.931627.764
unlucky (not fortunate)58.847329.3319
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.717934.9174
hurried (not leisurely)58.655735.5254
child free (not pronatalist)58.570933.3275
manicured (not scruffy)58.474928.9252
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.322823.812
mundane (not extraordinary)58.123530.8355
joyful (not miserable)58.137431.443
sensitive (not thick-skinned)57.845332.2462
wavering (not resolute)57.818931.147
spiritual (not skeptical)57.723829.0263
awkward (not suspicious)57.333429.4335
good-humored (not angry)57.359828.4293
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.343537.813
literal (not metaphorical)57.172234.1309
🥴 (not 🥳)56.957638.254
flourishing (not traumatized)56.930031.517
luddite (not technophile)56.851632.1289
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.869635.217
🤔 (not 🤫)56.665234.039
🐴 (not 🦄)56.660536.628
believable (not poorly-written)56.5116428.621
animalistic (not human)56.328128.3311
multicolored (not monochrome)56.350335.341
first-mate (not captain)56.258233.6213
orange (not purple)55.948934.3257
outsider (not insider)55.958630.4177
🐿 (not 🦇)55.663033.556
authoritarian (not democratic)55.351031.5273
go-getter (not slugabed)55.3108135.131
beautiful (not ugly)55.299326.740
😭 (not 😀)55.253931.646
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.849334.5302
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.893332.337
😬 (not 😏)54.645033.254
racist (not egalitarian)54.119828.432
🧗 (not 🛌)53.979233.479
Italian (not Swedish)53.963826.517
nihilist (not existentialist)53.636234.932
soft (not hard)53.552030.9308
repetitive (not varied)53.577532.774
Greek (not Roman)53.449336.416
emancipated (not enslaved)53.291930.5275
disarming (not creepy)53.093427.186
atheist (not theist)53.075125.728
linear (not circular)52.760633.119
trusting (not charming)52.652532.0325
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.643533.5235
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)52.646136.317
efficient (not overprepared)52.599533.514
charismatic (not uninspiring)52.4104332.0385
soft (not hard)52.254428.032
urban (not rural)51.992433.596
awkward (not charming)51.844529.6353
repulsive (not attractive)51.830627.9279
alpha (not beta)51.682034.6265
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.651540.349
🤺 (not 🏌)51.2101833.151
🐩 (not 🐒)51.069436.448
ranged (not melee)50.382632.616
theoretical (not empirical)50.446733.6260
work-first (not family-first)50.467227.6205
close-minded (not open-minded)50.649533.9230

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Myrtle Wilson (0.852)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (0.827)
  3. Kelly Kapoor (0.82)
  4. Cheryl Tunt (0.815)
  5. F. Tony Scarapiducci (0.806)
  1. Bernard Lowe (-0.68)
  2. William Somerset (-0.666)
  3. Kimball Cho (-0.658)
  4. Odo (-0.657)
  5. Tom Hagen (-0.656)

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 = 0.3)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.22)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.13)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.09)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.01)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.09)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.1)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.12)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.12)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.15)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.16)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.17)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.22)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.24)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.32)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.34)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.35)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.37)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.37)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.4)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.41)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.48)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.65)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.66)


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