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Sallah Personality Statistics

Sallah is a character from Raiders of the Lost Ark. 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
kind (not cruel)88.413616.735
extrovert (not introvert)87.87614.839
loveable (not punchable)86.06921.423
social (not reclusive)85.18315.258
good-humored (not angry)84.59513.528
street-smart (not sheltered)84.118419.043
gendered (not androgynous)84.028322.442
funny (not humorless)83.812116.053
joyful (not miserable)83.84418.752
soulful (not soulless)83.722818.641
lighthearted (not intense)83.72521.921
sweet (not bitter)83.58711.819
cheery (not sorrowful)83.15313.725
😀 (not 😭)82.84113.868
freelance (not corporate)82.617513.925
warm (not quarrelsome)82.16820.325
accepting (not judgemental)82.17718.432
💝 (not 💔)82.16419.647
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)82.018218.529
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.815316.336
chill (not offended)81.25111.323
folksy (not presidential)81.17615.229
warm (not cold)81.015219.832
playful (not shy)80.828515.137
happy (not sad)80.84517.145
scruffy (not manicured)80.713317.136
romantic (not dispassionate)80.621213.619
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)80.627314.626
compersive (not jealous)80.44516.230
loud (not quiet)80.222715.331
interesting (not tiresome)80.020215.734
loyal (not traitorous)79.950126.735
gregarious (not private)79.88916.238
heroic (not villainous)79.637619.140
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.633618.939
cooperative (not competitive)79.57918.228
bright (not depressed)79.58317.236
thick (not thin)79.49216.640
wholesome (not salacious)79.318922.163
sunny (not gloomy)79.213413.225
devout (not heathen)79.06818.227
glad (not mad)78.98416.263
first-mate (not captain)78.818326.825
confident (not insecure)78.631918.139
chatty (not reserved)78.524327.122
expressive (not stoic)78.421019.531
simple (not complicated)78.23016.527
resourceful (not helpless)78.251518.726
masculine (not feminine)78.135218.441
optimistic (not pessimistic)78.113421.540
involved (not remote)77.921118.027
treasure (not trash)77.946422.185
angelic (not demonic)77.519818.425
flexible (not rigid)77.16421.320
nurturing (not poisonous)77.028321.727
loose (not tight)76.89118.424
playful (not serious)76.715015.833
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)76.716919.526
spontaneous (not scheduled)76.322218.935
democratic (not authoritarian)76.111821.330
pronatalist (not child free)76.07325.833
👻 (not 🤖)75.98020.049
egalitarian (not racist)75.664121.153
forgiving (not vengeful)75.520019.832
complimentary (not insulting)75.519122.339
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.338523.333
persistent (not quitter)75.287522.151
open (not guarded)75.16419.531
low-tech (not high-tech)75.117719.338
human (not animalistic)74.644822.753
📈 (not 📉)74.514121.758
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)74.317627.670
backdoor (not official)73.921322.545
bold (not shy)73.573723.331
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.523924.567
🐒 (not 🐩)73.513827.655
straight (not queer)73.459725.232
Italian (not Swedish)73.418713.220
vibrant (not geriatric)73.439022.925
exuberant (not subdued)73.428116.720
relaxed (not tense)72.76222.826
unassuming (not pretentious)72.79322.967
pure (not debased)72.626326.726
existentialist (not nihilist)72.511216.924
🐐 (not 🦒)72.513526.365
English (not German)72.550125.816
😇 (not 😈)72.427722.176
sturdy (not flimsy)72.443720.018
poetic (not factual)72.113623.233
😜 (not 🤐)72.124624.052
chortling (not giggling)72.127926.820
theist (not atheist)71.911825.436
competent (not incompetent)71.867222.841
circular (not linear)71.79122.317
spicy (not mild)71.642119.844
🥰 (not 🙃)71.519227.062
😎 (not 🧐)71.428025.270
🌟 (not 💩)71.357130.557
creative (not conventional)71.129920.842
Greek (not Roman)71.02218.913
open-book (not secretive)71.013324.624
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.923725.319
spiritual (not skeptical)70.89723.340
believable (not poorly-written)70.867220.728
lenient (not strict)70.822122.036
honorable (not cunning)70.732927.357
charming (not awkward)70.742024.942
healthy (not sickly)70.354723.434
outlaw (not sheriff)70.135814.934
civilized (not barbaric)70.052724.124
zany (not regular)69.934722.055
pro (not noob)69.862225.352
soft (not hard)69.625020.934
communal (not individualist)69.69730.334
equitable (not hypocritical)69.527328.848
knowledgeable (not ignorant)69.556827.528
genuine (not sarcastic)69.331928.041
respectful (not rude)69.240821.342
bold (not serious)69.234021.748
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.241916.128
neurotypical (not autistic)69.159028.436
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.054823.820
crafty (not scholarly)68.943123.439
worldly (not innocent)68.858922.833
leisurely (not hurried)68.816829.824
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.640418.225
insider (not outsider)68.514929.032
deep (not shallow)68.439321.468
humble (not arrogant)68.327228.227
altruistic (not selfish)68.240029.054
subjective (not objective)68.211021.731
enlightened (not lost)68.222523.226
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.137024.449
luddite (not technophile)68.022921.125
eastern (not western)67.93725.960
gatherer (not hunter)67.931129.512
active (not slothful)67.879024.024
historical (not modern)67.828422.829
trusting (not suspicious)67.724229.632
indulgent (not sober)67.638426.642
straightforward (not cryptic)67.647426.036
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.536727.439
🐘 (not 🐀)67.525927.047
rugged (not refined)67.332322.840
orange (not purple)67.218929.428
high IQ (not low IQ)67.281520.234
🥳 (not 🥴)67.116827.266
stable (not moody)66.914321.726
spontaneous (not deliberate)66.823823.118
arcane (not mainstream)66.735023.018
musical (not off-key)66.722429.627
open-minded (not close-minded)66.640620.521
perceptive (not unobservant)66.680528.922
soft (not hard)66.630222.339
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.231826.531
disarming (not creepy)66.260623.440
mighty (not puny)66.162327.139
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.154226.854
extraordinary (not mundane)66.059822.448
🤡 (not 👽)66.017920.157
rebellious (not obedient)65.855219.936
emotional (not logical)65.741219.625
flourishing (not traumatized)65.414922.123
fixable (not unfixable)65.341122.118
diligent (not lazy)65.297125.328
😏 (not 😬)65.238227.361
vegan (not cannibal)65.235726.113
legit (not scrub)64.872629.665
reasonable (not deranged)64.448624.767
melee (not ranged)64.417627.518
curious (not apathetic)64.361426.927
stylish (not slovenly)64.257928.425
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.234822.955
punk rock (not preppy)64.234324.120
beautiful (not ugly)64.183025.744
oppressed (not privileged)64.122223.822
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)63.922922.814
explorer (not builder)63.837428.829
driven (not unambitious)63.7101725.130
domestic (not industrial)63.728127.939
trolling (not triggered)63.618122.520
sage (not whippersnapper)63.330027.723
go-getter (not slugabed)63.290824.847
fortunate (not unlucky)63.130422.935
important (not irrelevant)63.089324.162
intimate (not formal)63.036923.748
reliable (not experimental)63.046632.327
decisive (not hesitant)62.772225.633
empirical (not theoretical)62.335426.433
🥾 (not 👟)62.338733.257
real (not philosophical)62.260329.149
🐮 (not 🐷)62.037128.151
unambiguous (not mysterious)61.945024.541
goof-off (not studious)61.830423.662
focused on the present (not focused on the future)61.735329.549
literary (not mathematical)61.651923.023
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.332530.746
wild (not tame)61.260324.042
efficient (not overprepared)61.167822.021
moist (not dry)61.034929.720
French (not Russian)60.953020.616
macho (not metrosexual)60.931921.727
tasteful (not lewd)60.865025.538
clumsy (not coordinated)60.828525.831
morning lark (not night owl)60.829028.344
hipster (not basic)60.724624.422
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.550628.319
family-first (not work-first)60.448729.036
astonishing (not methodical)60.329722.633
nonpolitical (not political)60.331226.222
liberal (not conservative)60.261226.054
narcissistic (not low self esteem)60.261117.418
🧢 (not 🎩)60.144930.367
messy (not neat)59.936624.041
🐿 (not 🦇)59.954625.536
chaotic (not orderly)59.746825.033
libertarian (not socialist)59.741827.329
demure (not vain)59.742624.640
resolute (not wavering)59.775826.562
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')59.410324.917
generalist (not specialist)59.221024.223
dramatic (not no-nonsense)58.952024.640
mischievous (not well behaved)58.865227.832
beta (not alpha)58.736827.743
biased (not impartial)58.682228.125
🤣 (not 😊)58.635231.867
attractive (not repulsive)58.586624.046
lustful (not chaste)58.458519.129
lowbrow (not highbrow)58.428127.938
cautious (not impulsive)58.051728.640
self-improving (not self-destructive)58.042329.421
resistant (not resigned)57.891728.449
transient (not permanent)57.831226.833
alert (not oblivious)57.773327.758
meek (not bossy)57.628525.537
multicolored (not monochrome)57.647230.128
moderate (not extreme)57.432830.228
abstract (not concrete)57.238728.361
proper (not scandalous)57.153323.221
drop out (not valedictorian)57.135527.853
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)57.154228.468
pacifist (not ferocious)56.837627.028
modest (not flamboyant)56.859228.039
sensible (not ludicrous)56.864929.543
🤠 (not 🤑)56.867131.065
instinctual (not reasoned)56.761229.639
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.628827.853
whimsical (not rational)56.542123.533
old (not young)56.544218.537
emancipated (not enslaved)56.483021.825
monastic (not hedonist)56.433027.147
🤺 (not 🏌)56.488730.154
brave (not careful)56.173625.734
aloof (not obsessed)56.120228.029
vanilla (not kinky)56.152730.529
slow (not fast)56.124628.524
patient (not impatient)56.138327.035
🤔 (not 🤫)56.165825.246
consistent (not variable)56.168132.625
vulnerable (not armoured)55.936722.530
apprentice (not master)55.935628.041
practical (not imaginative)55.872927.342
submissive (not dominant)55.436423.544
self-disciplined (not disorganized)55.186725.742
sporty (not bookish)54.943825.835
🧗 (not 🛌)54.776629.256
metaphorical (not literal)54.631827.652
charming (not trusting)54.364828.331
rich (not poor)54.172925.139
passive (not assertive)54.128825.936
cool (not dorky)54.167129.954
independent (not codependent)54.076433.125
workaholic (not slacker)54.096326.746
weird (not normal)53.874722.453
varied (not repetitive)53.835622.742
crazy (not sane)53.862924.145
wise (not foolish)53.769824.649
utilitarian (not decorative)53.480826.735
pack rat (not minimalist)53.448828.657
feminist (not sexist)53.284128.346
🧕 (not 💃)53.238533.353
average (not deviant)53.142327.021
gossiping (not confidential)52.941929.139
tactful (not indiscreet)52.882627.061
lavish (not frugal)52.754925.323
hoarder (not unprepared)52.678821.730
frenzied (not sleepy)52.5110622.124
💪 (not 🧠)52.338426.279
anxious (not calm)52.275529.729
statist (not anarchist)52.266027.439
urban (not rural)52.290430.457
unpolished (not eloquent)52.147827.337
introspective (not not introspective)52.185929.654
works hard (not plays hard)51.987322.726
nerd (not jock)51.975523.728
scientific (not artistic)51.865627.823
roundabout (not direct)51.832924.929
rough (not smooth)51.861628.134
penny-pincher (not overspender)51.771627.554
🦄 (not 🐴)51.754932.150
physical (not intellectual)51.645025.737
traditional (not unorthodox)51.555227.543
stinky (not fresh)51.538629.857
vague (not precise)51.437425.828
mature (not juvenile)51.470930.130
avant-garde (not classical)51.451327.631
blacksmith (not tailor)51.245727.423
politically correct (not edgy)51.053325.230
short (not tall)50.953822.934
disreputable (not prestigious)50.147829.234
gracious (not feisty)50.835930.442
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)50.240131.362
realist (not idealist)50.369529.439
genius (not dunce)50.492520.268
suspicious (not awkward)50.587424.022

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Angel Batista (0.818)
  2. Little John (0.776)
  3. Rubeus Hagrid (0.765)
  4. Toby Damon (0.763)
  5. Hoban Washburne (0.744)
  1. Petunia Dursley (-0.594)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (-0.581)
  3. Frank Burns (-0.561)
  4. Samuel Norton (-0.56)
  5. Major Arnold Toht (-0.555)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.27)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.26)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.18)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.11)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.0)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.04)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.05)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.09)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.09)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.13)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.13)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.18)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.2)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.23)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.23)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.26)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.27)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.32)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.37)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.41)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.46)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.47)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.49)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.5)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.57)


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