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Olivia Pope Personality Statistics

Olivia Pope is a character from Scandal. 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
diligent (not lazy)99.412.617
workaholic (not slacker)98.425.515
driven (not unambitious)97.744.444
captain (not first-mate)97.154.313
perceptive (not unobservant)96.756.938
persistent (not quitter)96.3186.541
alpha (not beta)96.146.819
attractive (not repulsive)96.046.923
bold (not shy)95.9267.018
competent (not incompetent)95.996.121
eloquent (not unpolished)95.926.419
assertive (not passive)95.878.029
important (not irrelevant)95.61410.325
coordinated (not clumsy)95.485.914
manicured (not scruffy)94.8267.714
valedictorian (not drop out)94.8229.553
high IQ (not low IQ)94.74910.513
resourceful (not helpless)94.5218.020
dominant (not submissive)94.4309.123
pro (not noob)94.33111.054
master (not apprentice)94.2187.830
beautiful (not ugly)94.23312.536
studious (not goof-off)93.9197.939
complicated (not simple)93.778.827
work-first (not family-first)93.52611.620
go-getter (not slugabed)93.31314.833
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)92.72310.638
alert (not oblivious)92.797.836
specialist (not generalist)92.5210.717
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.37710.225
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.75710.027
egalitarian (not racist)91.04910.731
rich (not poor)90.911110.517
intense (not lighthearted)90.9598.340
secretive (not open-book)90.94214.431
self-assured (not self-conscious)90.898.815
straight (not queer)90.84911.020
fast (not slow)90.62110.214
competitive (not cooperative)90.41068.710
charming (not awkward)90.32810.220
active (not slothful)90.37611.020
feminist (not sexist)90.36015.131
confidential (not gossiping)90.24310.520
prestigious (not disreputable)90.21416.117
tense (not relaxed)90.06210.119
direct (not roundabout)89.74616.623
hard (not soft)89.1539.116
decisive (not hesitant)89.05519.420
serious (not playful)88.96711.315
ferocious (not pacifist)88.96310.117
mighty (not puny)88.85519.623
stylish (not slovenly)88.67010.217
worldly (not innocent)88.5519.727
presidential (not folksy)88.52419.735
guarded (not open)88.49212.516
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)88.43410.48
precise (not vague)87.95018.330
bossy (not meek)87.914614.517
suspicious (not awkward)87.33712.918
extraordinary (not mundane)87.29222.629
feisty (not gracious)87.27121.515
rhythmic (not stuttering)87.15020.622
rebellious (not obedient)87.115210.823
political (not nonpolitical)86.96717.818
treasure (not trash)86.813216.255
skeptical (not spiritual)86.75512.120
🤺 (not 🏌)86.69917.761
genius (not dunce)85.313116.653
confident (not insecure)85.114224.129
strict (not lenient)85.09815.023
urban (not rural)85.07223.634
🧠 (not 💪)85.015225.926
frenzied (not sleepy)85.06411.435
neurotypical (not autistic)84.72319.412
fresh (not stinky)84.711218.732
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.618119.618
real (not philosophical)84.52713.420
lavish (not frugal)84.28522.913
tactful (not indiscreet)84.23921.044
highbrow (not lowbrow)84.14620.019
tight (not loose)84.110918.924
insider (not outsider)83.61125.020
resistant (not resigned)82.86722.144
inspiring (not cringeworthy)82.86910.513
extreme (not moderate)82.223515.816
thick-skinned (not sensitive)82.14711.817
🐩 (not 🐒)82.110424.149
🎩 (not 🧢)82.117523.247
intellectual (not physical)81.923523.119
legit (not scrub)81.819025.533
hard (not soft)81.714715.717
fast-talking (not slow-talking)81.613419.632
mature (not juvenile)81.515017.217
spicy (not mild)81.420218.517
unorthodox (not traditional)81.315312.715
hurried (not leisurely)80.44721.018
quarrelsome (not warm)80.320214.619
🌟 (not 💩)80.331122.449
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.815820.752
practical (not imaginative)79.617521.722
resolute (not wavering)79.216626.043
cold (not warm)79.115313.511
street-smart (not sheltered)78.728628.116
atheist (not theist)78.714825.110
private (not gregarious)78.617223.921
rational (not whimsical)78.419526.826
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)78.425821.58
bookish (not sporty)78.233320.518
hunter (not gatherer)78.223321.931
logical (not emotional)78.010921.521
mysterious (not unambiguous)78.014125.030
pretentious (not unassuming)78.019820.057
sorrowful (not cheery)77.814920.213
deviant (not average)77.824717.512
cool (not dorky)77.619425.639
believable (not poorly-written)77.634120.636
involved (not remote)77.522619.014
scientific (not artistic)77.221414.917
cosmopolitan (not provincial)77.212726.027
refined (not rugged)77.022621.419
works hard (not plays hard)77.033724.223
arrogant (not humble)76.929917.620
English (not German)76.831717.224
orderly (not chaotic)76.723827.423
charming (not trusting)76.714821.712
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.335621.719
👽 (not 🤡)76.39518.238
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)76.036326.330
disarming (not creepy)75.928817.526
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.629519.929
😏 (not 😬)75.616224.439
impatient (not patient)75.433225.220
neat (not messy)75.236231.022
empirical (not theoretical)75.14628.219
literal (not metaphorical)75.113317.815
obsessed (not aloof)74.823723.216
gloomy (not sunny)74.726216.828
modern (not historical)74.720525.420
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.637836.719
factual (not poetic)74.620427.134
tasteful (not lewd)74.327225.818
armoured (not vulnerable)74.332028.417
kinky (not vanilla)74.222818.217
scandalous (not proper)74.128625.720
creative (not conventional)73.825030.713
night owl (not morning lark)73.831524.622
technophile (not luddite)73.614715.523
cannibal (not vegan)73.623730.527
vibrant (not geriatric)73.538928.133
🦇 (not 🐿)73.216825.336
offended (not chill)73.127823.339
loud (not quiet)73.035928.125
gendered (not androgynous)72.973226.518
musical (not off-key)72.912923.632
sad (not happy)72.824416.713
hoarder (not unprepared)72.516226.320
purple (not orange)72.211927.717
preppy (not punk rock)72.238229.635
wise (not foolish)71.929827.230
vengeful (not forgiving)71.533622.717
sturdy (not flimsy)71.546528.824
bold (not serious)71.329929.342
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.320426.835
😊 (not 🤣)71.230223.148
deep (not shallow)71.234426.688
individualist (not communal)70.933530.623
introspective (not not introspective)70.930626.133
💃 (not 🧕)70.941327.948
debased (not pure)70.628720.921
playful (not shy)70.654523.514
lustful (not chaste)70.534328.423
interesting (not tiresome)70.547529.424
industrial (not domestic)70.418829.614
triggered (not trolling)70.427225.425
liberal (not conservative)70.434023.748
heroic (not villainous)70.361820.430
👟 (not 🥾)70.222230.636
high-tech (not low-tech)70.127223.416
🤑 (not 🤠)70.125630.546
🐘 (not 🐀)69.721432.437
curious (not apathetic)69.644028.814
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)69.526728.239
🧗 (not 🛌)69.543129.855
🦄 (not 🐴)69.222529.763
brave (not careful)69.243327.312
mad (not glad)69.236626.039
minimalist (not pack rat)69.221527.540
vain (not demure)69.134623.420
open-minded (not close-minded)69.134723.920
privileged (not oppressed)69.156127.330
builder (not explorer)68.822426.219
zany (not regular)68.838428.927
miserable (not joyful)68.540120.553
efficient (not overprepared)68.539632.440
🤖 (not 👻)68.421728.930
child free (not pronatalist)68.141532.018
🤐 (not 😜)67.929332.627
cunning (not honorable)67.829828.845
permanent (not transient)67.728330.426
French (not Russian)67.631728.122
libertarian (not socialist)67.518022.916
exuberant (not subdued)67.541127.935
reliable (not experimental)67.537229.331
emancipated (not enslaved)67.349926.331
self-destructive (not self-improving)67.237428.634
romantic (not dispassionate)67.256928.137
fortunate (not unlucky)67.121428.014
Italian (not Swedish)66.931728.028
bitter (not sweet)66.737622.622
concrete (not abstract)66.735432.650
feminine (not masculine)66.537129.628
😭 (not 😀)66.425828.549
straightforward (not cryptic)66.352333.518
extrovert (not introvert)66.347128.220
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.336433.739
scheduled (not spontaneous)66.052126.316
young (not old)66.059520.721
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.939833.352
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)65.625427.428
chortling (not giggling)65.648728.628
loyal (not traitorous)65.583533.319
objective (not subjective)65.516428.316
poisonous (not nurturing)65.230521.010
🐮 (not 🐷)65.024627.530
authoritarian (not democratic)64.734436.314
suspicious (not trusting)64.250631.726
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.244227.119
🐐 (not 🦒)64.242229.337
ranged (not melee)64.227031.424
freelance (not corporate)64.151033.431
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.956527.735
civilized (not barbaric)63.867230.118
heathen (not devout)63.629532.016
independent (not codependent)63.559743.514
edgy (not politically correct)63.451126.817
reasonable (not deranged)63.151628.055
healthy (not sickly)62.976133.222
genuine (not sarcastic)62.943034.119
utilitarian (not decorative)62.957830.515
moody (not stable)62.762926.023
indulgent (not sober)62.547030.021
humorless (not funny)62.229028.126
focused on the future (not focused on the present)62.125928.326
salacious (not wholesome)62.139430.751
wild (not tame)61.860134.914
formal (not intimate)61.642925.922
eastern (not western)61.58635.742
mischievous (not well behaved)61.461426.710
smooth (not rough)61.441734.215
📈 (not 📉)61.460931.452
existentialist (not nihilist)61.251030.515
reserved (not chatty)61.145530.116
nerd (not jock)60.960923.922
multicolored (not monochrome)60.639231.217
circular (not linear)60.332734.835
soulful (not soulless)60.285323.122
basic (not hipster)60.160933.512
normal (not weird)60.032929.623
Roman (not Greek)59.834932.425
methodical (not astonishing)59.561837.418
judgemental (not accepting)59.353337.315
sensible (not ludicrous)58.562626.919
flamboyant (not modest)58.448135.821
crafty (not scholarly)58.364538.322
selfish (not altruistic)58.247125.721
traumatized (not flourishing)58.170333.126
angry (not good-humored)58.044119.011
mathematical (not literary)57.934532.011
rigid (not flexible)57.759631.413
🥳 (not 🥴)57.636031.939
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)57.650331.956
stoic (not expressive)57.541529.217
realist (not idealist)57.553334.117
😈 (not 😇)57.351229.036
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.053628.520
🤫 (not 🤔)56.927936.639
consistent (not variable)56.668035.732
classical (not avant-garde)56.563329.420
fixable (not unfixable)56.168733.734
instinctual (not reasoned)55.963135.630
hedonist (not monastic)55.761427.028
social (not reclusive)55.265029.852
🙃 (not 🥰)55.253230.327
repetitive (not varied)55.171330.526
respectful (not rude)54.471730.317
sheriff (not outlaw)54.259629.625
💔 (not 💝)54.154734.227
loveable (not punchable)54.176831.538
crazy (not sane)54.062829.642
😎 (not 🧐)54.064436.544
sage (not whippersnapper)53.754637.528
tailor (not blacksmith)53.578338.033
anxious (not calm)53.374631.821
jealous (not compersive)53.061426.313
metrosexual (not macho)52.877234.335
impartial (not biased)52.622225.314
mainstream (not arcane)52.548032.313
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.565533.128
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.481925.731
cautious (not impulsive)52.362234.217
human (not animalistic)52.294026.217
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.150137.315
moist (not dry)52.161831.128
demonic (not angelic)51.754127.016
statist (not anarchist)51.768333.623
official (not backdoor)51.557530.018
tall (not short)51.475525.311
complimentary (not insulting)51.370028.730
thick (not thin)51.150329.022
lost (not enlightened)51.172129.831
equitable (not hypocritical)51.071729.450
kind (not cruel)50.994223.416
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)50.238434.245
bright (not depressed)50.670728.718
no-nonsense (not dramatic)50.661834.57

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Annalise Keating (0.891)
  2. Harvey Specter (0.855)
  3. Lena Luthor (0.848)
  4. Stella Gibson (0.846)
  5. Lady Mary Crawley (0.846)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.643)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.627)
  3. Mike McLintock (-0.588)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.567)
  5. Kermit (-0.507)

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 = 0.74)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.66)
  3. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.44)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.43)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.38)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.3)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.22)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.2)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.2)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.11)
  11. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.08)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.06)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.04)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.01)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.01)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.0)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.14)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.19)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.31)
  20. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.31)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.33)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.44)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.51)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.65)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.69)


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