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Mr. Big Personality Statistics

Mr. Big is a character from Sex and the City. 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
rich (not poor)95.9278.9543
straight (not queer)93.81213.8294
masculine (not feminine)93.14410.4670
privileged (not oppressed)91.27212.910
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)90.25218.088
gendered (not androgynous)89.95917.9270
urban (not rural)88.63318.8154
tall (not short)88.54612.0617
manicured (not scruffy)88.317116.2705
dominant (not submissive)87.915714.5672
work-first (not family-first)87.87413.8670
driven (not unambitious)87.429115.4519
secretive (not open-book)87.110410.012
🤑 (not 🤠)86.94617.887
🎩 (not 🧢)86.99019.892
alpha (not beta)86.616617.8494
worldly (not innocent)86.69412.3630
master (not apprentice)86.117416.5300
workaholic (not slacker)85.925615.4175
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)85.86224.3614
captain (not first-mate)85.614820.3627
guarded (not open)85.315614.2628
charming (not awkward)84.910118.2670
child free (not pronatalist)84.84021.7517
armoured (not vulnerable)84.67818.0477
fortunate (not unlucky)84.21317.0655
eloquent (not unpolished)84.114118.0571
narcissistic (not low self esteem)83.716020.423
lavish (not frugal)83.69220.5609
skeptical (not spiritual)83.411716.3633
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)83.47224.1506
corporate (not freelance)83.46422.720
charming (not trusting)83.04915.9600
self-assured (not self-conscious)83.012621.9575
confidential (not gossiping)83.019818.2667
highbrow (not lowbrow)82.95620.6560
coordinated (not clumsy)82.925218.0573
🐴 (not 🦄)82.86621.890
arrogant (not humble)82.721517.4593
bossy (not meek)82.728618.9649
bold (not shy)82.347618.8634
conventional (not creative)82.26019.1603
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)82.210220.599
basic (not hipster)82.18318.9592
confident (not insecure)81.823224.0586
competitive (not cooperative)81.727219.6625
stylish (not slovenly)81.519021.1578
practical (not imaginative)81.512818.8506
independent (not codependent)81.519025.2684
valedictorian (not drop out)81.328621.394
tight (not loose)81.316017.619
cosmopolitan (not provincial)81.26825.2533
factual (not poetic)80.88714.713
preppy (not punk rock)80.817519.613
lustful (not chaste)80.614919.2659
selfish (not altruistic)80.617018.8615
stoic (not expressive)80.56418.9604
presidential (not folksy)79.813219.516
punchable (not loveable)79.711220.018
refined (not rugged)79.717621.3637
classical (not avant-garde)79.76921.5170
high IQ (not low IQ)78.551218.5563
remote (not involved)78.4820.1504
private (not gregarious)78.317922.3638
self-disciplined (not disorganized)78.346722.3550
logical (not emotional)78.110620.8578
individualist (not communal)77.621325.2200
competent (not incompetent)77.451124.0532
neurotypical (not autistic)77.223921.5517
mighty (not puny)77.234023.2578
neat (not messy)77.230524.7453
reserved (not chatty)77.116621.2644
hard (not soft)76.724119.0166
scientific (not artistic)76.622118.8617
diligent (not lazy)76.572421.8601
Italian (not Swedish)76.413621.914
monochrome (not multicolored)76.211922.4137
overspender (not penny-pincher)76.212922.5149
assertive (not passive)76.245325.5490
mysterious (not unambiguous)76.215224.8682
vain (not demure)75.922822.0555
English (not German)75.735619.315
prestigious (not disreputable)75.626624.8578
pretentious (not unassuming)75.524025.488
chortling (not giggling)75.516825.515
debased (not pure)75.221919.0556
civilized (not barbaric)75.141522.3570
🏌 (not 🤺)75.02729.890
hard (not soft)74.829020.4553
rational (not whimsical)74.527925.0589
rigid (not flexible)74.520520.5511
industrial (not domestic)74.311225.6162
authoritarian (not democratic)74.222222.9550
suspicious (not awkward)74.234318.7540
complicated (not simple)73.937128.7509
calm (not anxious)73.412023.6623
libertarian (not socialist)73.37926.3521
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.352327.8556
resourceful (not helpless)73.366824.7156
healthy (not sickly)73.047523.5519
efficient (not overprepared)73.023328.520
jock (not nerd)72.621822.2572
realist (not idealist)72.617826.9187
gloomy (not sunny)72.630020.117
cannibal (not vegan)72.624424.912
studious (not goof-off)71.755027.499
experimental (not reliable)71.721927.621
go-getter (not slugabed)71.465825.375
conservative (not liberal)71.414229.796
important (not irrelevant)71.370228.3152
old (not young)71.224516.2572
tailor (not blacksmith)71.138630.026
suspicious (not trusting)71.036922.3570
emancipated (not enslaved)71.038427.6499
atheist (not theist)71.030225.1130
pro (not noob)71.059126.287
Roman (not Greek)70.99334.017
smooth (not rough)70.819226.8606
thick-skinned (not sensitive)70.824123.7627
formal (not intimate)70.725025.4139
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)70.514628.3133
normal (not weird)70.413324.3576
attractive (not repulsive)70.361225.6688
self-destructive (not self-improving)70.329928.912
hypocritical (not equitable)70.322624.1182
playful (not shy)70.254724.2558
😈 (not 😇)70.229026.484
thick (not thin)70.119817.4379
sexist (not feminist)70.119920.3132
aloof (not obsessed)69.72627.5573
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.752928.318
empirical (not theoretical)69.613527.2511
cold (not warm)69.529321.1511
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.445827.4568
indulgent (not sober)69.335126.2585
cool (not dorky)69.236226.873
deliberate (not spontaneous)69.052527.0575
political (not nonpolitical)68.933228.1517
hunter (not gatherer)68.841232.425
repetitive (not varied)68.724925.0238
unfixable (not fixable)68.718920.518
patriotic (not unpatriotic)68.148524.174
builder (not explorer)68.023427.9627
poisonous (not nurturing)68.026722.8259
serious (not playful)67.950925.3600
fresh (not stinky)67.757832.9152
quarrelsome (not warm)67.643923.3544
literal (not metaphorical)67.533427.6529
traditional (not unorthodox)67.425931.1155
sarcastic (not genuine)67.134226.0563
🐩 (not 🐒)67.134029.899
cryptic (not straightforward)67.111529.3552
scholarly (not crafty)66.822329.5675
beautiful (not ugly)66.778926.4164
🐷 (not 🐮)66.615428.7143
methodical (not astonishing)66.542125.7544
🤖 (not 👻)66.524727.180
dry (not moist)66.525325.520
resistant (not resigned)66.459427.1528
close-minded (not open-minded)66.422923.2652
statist (not anarchist)66.429126.6131
concrete (not abstract)66.436030.697
no-nonsense (not dramatic)66.328430.8279
💃 (not 🧕)66.251631.7153
🛌 (not 🧗)66.118129.4138
demonic (not angelic)65.930019.5550
hedonist (not monastic)65.931127.469
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.931627.1103
🤐 (not 😜)65.833731.296
tasteful (not lewd)65.652024.9599
salacious (not wholesome)65.633324.783
official (not backdoor)65.428030.1647
orderly (not chaotic)65.345429.8625
real (not philosophical)65.348828.6447
mischievous (not well behaved)65.254528.0605
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.133925.3542
😏 (not 😬)65.138732.179
judgemental (not accepting)65.042025.0413
lost (not enlightened)64.936328.718
intense (not lighthearted)64.964027.217
unobservant (not perceptive)64.610227.118
biased (not impartial)64.561226.3496
circular (not linear)64.422532.615
traitorous (not loyal)64.317323.6596
disarming (not creepy)64.367125.5267
tactful (not indiscreet)64.350629.663
strict (not lenient)64.248025.5598
mathematical (not literary)64.222929.4563
rebellious (not obedient)64.257627.6458
sleepy (not frenzied)64.23426.016
insider (not outsider)64.024031.5417
slow-talking (not fast-talking)64.018819.613
ferocious (not pacifist)63.957625.8581
heathen (not devout)63.928724.6570
egalitarian (not racist)63.992124.273
cunning (not honorable)63.634825.6622
transient (not permanent)63.519329.0279
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.345530.2546
shallow (not deep)63.324026.398
💔 (not 💝)63.333130.8126
genius (not dunce)63.264423.1638
high-tech (not low-tech)63.238927.9494
night owl (not morning lark)63.053132.9372
apathetic (not curious)62.911425.7594
quiet (not loud)62.737727.7576
intellectual (not physical)62.665027.9607
uncreative (not open to new experinces)62.618428.7567
utilitarian (not decorative)62.657427.4156
📈 (not 📉)62.655028.086
👟 (not 🥾)62.440333.088
French (not Russian)62.347435.815
serious (not bold)62.232229.2609
💩 (not 🌟)62.118630.386
street-smart (not sheltered)62.062830.2547
soulless (not soulful)61.820323.5150
traumatized (not flourishing)61.859432.113
active (not slothful)61.794127.0465
variable (not consistent)61.723532.015
reasoned (not instinctual)61.630129.2586
focused on the present (not focused on the future)61.636031.1575
works hard (not plays hard)61.569727.2573
mainstream (not arcane)61.225430.3544
moody (not stable)61.166329.5638
🦇 (not 🐿)61.036933.056
regular (not zany)60.926631.886
vague (not precise)60.820130.8457
mature (not juvenile)60.756330.9178
villainous (not heroic)60.523923.6640
impatient (not patient)60.464730.0246
sorrowful (not cheery)60.258521.6590
tense (not relaxed)60.287827.8592
mad (not glad)60.255522.893
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.034727.8508
😊 (not 🤣)60.060729.091
deviant (not average)59.961326.0439
persistent (not quitter)59.9117331.694
🧠 (not 💪)59.875428.396
politically correct (not edgy)59.436329.0530
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.338427.2180
🥴 (not 🥳)59.349430.893
miserable (not joyful)59.162223.695
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.737931.624
sensible (not ludicrous)58.661629.8589
cruel (not kind)58.527921.5595
🤡 (not 👽)58.334828.470
poorly-written (not believable)58.32624.312
minimalist (not pack rat)58.150333.184
careful (not brave)57.928527.8568
bookish (not sporty)57.969426.5471
bitter (not sweet)57.853822.9546
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)57.735427.813
good-humored (not angry)57.658824.2516
leisurely (not hurried)57.637129.3633
reasonable (not deranged)57.562629.390
feisty (not gracious)57.382326.7527
trash (not treasure)57.320330.086
off-key (not musical)57.355231.616
legit (not scrub)57.290829.7128
offended (not chill)57.162829.920
sad (not happy)57.067221.8547
subdued (not exuberant)56.936824.013
sane (not crazy)56.748727.883
ignorant (not knowledgeable)56.727337.814
historical (not modern)56.545528.5415
rude (not respectful)56.442525.7626
forgiving (not vengeful)56.256324.6583
macho (not metrosexual)56.238526.213
🙃 (not 🥰)55.951432.6145
🤔 (not 🤫)55.966935.375
jealous (not compersive)55.755128.6531
objective (not subjective)55.741533.0132
melee (not ranged)55.736125.415
nihilist (not existentialist)55.431129.0118
not introspective (not introspective)55.429929.6119
conspiracist (not sheeple)55.279825.9326
🐘 (not 🐀)55.154834.6148
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)55.085733.077
purple (not orange)54.951731.7455
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.973629.817
vanilla (not kinky)54.856327.9565
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)54.745032.393
interesting (not tiresome)54.689931.0543
reclusive (not social)54.548430.4154
resolute (not wavering)54.590331.187
specialist (not generalist)54.475430.8153
😎 (not 🧐)54.463132.4104
dispassionate (not romantic)54.131525.815
cautious (not impulsive)53.759230.6632
hoarder (not unprepared)53.676324.1470
flamboyant (not modest)53.555331.7629
complimentary (not insulting)53.564927.7168
fast (not slow)53.489729.8546
spicy (not mild)53.179528.1508
decisive (not hesitant)52.991334.5581
funny (not humorless)52.872927.2615
technophile (not luddite)52.855329.2439
sheriff (not outlaw)52.861229.5512
human (not animalistic)52.791828.1488
scandalous (not proper)52.661830.5581
direct (not roundabout)52.192533.0520
western (not eastern)51.996437.3137
extreme (not moderate)51.883029.8481
tame (not wild)51.749929.0577
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.653635.2395
oblivious (not alert)51.642328.995
geriatric (not vibrant)51.632314.38
wise (not foolish)51.474327.5603
sage (not whippersnapper)51.459231.216
trolling (not triggered)51.439933.118
extraordinary (not mundane)51.292229.6526
🐐 (not 🦒)51.193033.2129
bright (not depressed)50.969525.3477
😀 (not 😭)50.763926.890
introvert (not extrovert)50.452431.3594
flimsy (not sturdy)50.538832.515

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jack Donaghy (0.778)
  2. Carlos Solis (0.764)
  3. Park Dong-ik (0.747)
  4. Dr. Marcus Andrews (0.747)
  5. Preston Burke (0.74)
  1. The Scarecrow (-0.596)
  2. Billy Bibbit (-0.56)
  3. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.556)
  4. Rex (-0.553)
  5. Lucy Moran (-0.547)

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. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.52)
  2. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.38)
  3. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.34)
  4. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.27)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.24)
  6. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.22)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.21)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.19)
  9. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.16)
  10. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.13)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.1)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.08)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.08)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.07)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.03)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.02)
  18. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.02)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.01)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.04)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.05)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.06)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.06)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.1)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.15)

Notes

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