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Olivia Pope Descriptive 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. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 1,750 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
diligent (not lazy)98.614.423
workaholic (not slacker)98.514.721
driven (not unambitious)97.934.247
bold (not shy)96.8126.225
motivated (not unmotivated)96.7137.617
persistent (not quitter)96.4236.149
perceptive (not unobservant)96.3106.546
high IQ (not low IQ)96.1269.123
important (not irrelevant)95.9159.929
alpha (not beta)95.886.525
go-getter (not slugabed)95.747.541
captain (not first-mate)95.6116.918
demanding (not unchallenging)95.6128.821
coordinated (not clumsy)95.5106.722
valedictorian (not drop out)95.4149.061
attractive (not repulsive)95.178.332
overachiever (not underachiever)95.1239.323
manicured (not scruffy)94.9217.318
competent (not incompetent)94.7288.528
beautiful (not ugly)94.74411.841
pro (not noob)94.43111.161
resourceful (not helpless)94.2288.224
eloquent (not unpolished)93.898.726
feisty (not gracious)93.645.918
studious (not goof-off)93.6187.747
complicated (not simple)93.548.631
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.2609.829
work-first (not family-first)92.82712.225
master (not apprentice)92.7469.335
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)92.72510.343
opinionated (not neutral)92.56517.129
intense (not lighthearted)92.4378.350
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.2469.236
assertive (not passive)91.93617.240
dramatic (not comedic)91.81013.021
fast (not slow)91.71510.116
dominant (not submissive)91.410017.637
active (not slothful)91.16910.623
political (not nonpolitical)90.93010.518
competitive (not cooperative)90.611910.217
cultured (not rustic)90.51014.413
stylish (not slovenly)90.45412.026
direct (not roundabout)90.34014.931
confidential (not gossiping)90.34810.025
rich (not poor)90.215010.922
feminist (not sexist)90.18114.837
charming (not awkward)89.94112.327
mighty (not puny)89.94818.726
sexual (not asexual)89.710710.015
bossy (not meek)89.513713.024
egalitarian (not racist)89.412711.738
alert (not oblivious)89.35814.744
prideful (not envious)89.159.231
self-assured (not self-conscious)88.82216.623
prestigious (not disreputable)88.53015.224
rhythmic (not stuttering)88.33818.829
frank (not sugarcoated)88.38816.724
tense (not relaxed)88.212512.525
secretive (not open-book)88.111321.540
worldly (not innocent)88.07310.331
badass (not weakass)87.827016.023
presidential (not folksy)87.73320.541
🤺 (not 🏌)87.59115.865
extraordinary (not mundane)87.410321.633
guarded (not open)87.314213.122
precise (not vague)87.05320.137
treasure (not trash)87.016016.764
high standards (not desperate)86.66318.218
rebellious (not obedient)86.521018.233
distant (not touchy-feely)86.26413.518
skeptical (not spiritual)85.78911.723
suspicious (not awkward)85.76112.825
fresh (not stinky)85.712819.539
straight (not queer)85.619018.924
specialist (not generalist)85.61624.425
tactful (not indiscreet)85.43419.951
genius (not dunce)85.215516.157
legit (not scrub)85.211321.439
decisive (not hesitant)84.916723.624
serious (not playful)84.815711.423
cocky (not timid)84.828015.911
stubborn (not accommodating)84.726220.823
neurotypical (not autistic)84.52520.521
stoic (not hypochondriac)84.5337.44
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.323920.623
intellectual (not physical)84.121919.930
spicy (not mild)84.016717.823
🧠 (not 💪)83.925924.732
ferocious (not pacifist)83.720022.128
tight (not loose)83.712317.534
confident (not insecure)83.522224.434
insider (not outsider)83.5623.324
fire (not water)83.519020.515
hard (not soft)83.415421.223
on-time (not tardy)83.428622.520
highbrow (not lowbrow)83.24920.220
unorthodox (not traditional)83.116813.518
chosen one (not everyman)83.14529.316
real (not philosophical)83.04416.725
frenzied (not sleepy)83.012113.145
opinionated (not jealous)82.99624.016
cynical (not gullible)82.916320.017
expressive (not monotone)82.919413.210
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)82.810319.912
urban (not rural)82.813524.237
trendy (not vintage)82.83721.215
🎩 (not 🧢)82.718923.055
🐩 (not 🐒)82.611123.851
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)82.411720.717
strict (not lenient)82.317219.334
mature (not juvenile)82.218415.625
hard (not soft)82.017515.527
pointed (not random)82.028926.226
extreme (not moderate)81.531220.128
resistant (not resigned)81.310522.749
fast-talking (not slow-talking)81.316818.737
winter (not summer)81.312418.813
rational (not whimsical)81.116625.635
bookish (not sporty)80.937718.427
practical (not imaginative)80.918219.528
logical (not emotional)80.89520.928
🌟 (not 💩)80.839723.660
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.614321.420
atheist (not theist)80.613026.212
hurried (not leisurely)80.55322.625
washed (not muddy)80.415724.112
extravagant (not thrifty)80.319123.615
devoted (not unfaithful)80.363019.011
sorrowful (not cheery)80.214213.321
private (not gregarious)80.219022.225
refined (not rugged)80.218920.019
cool (not dorky)80.218023.847
arrogant (not humble)80.030114.623
mysterious (not unambiguous)79.914523.438
exhibitionist (not bashful)79.514522.720
radical (not centrist)79.48918.116
scientific (not artistic)79.323314.224
hunter (not gatherer)79.226821.932
believable (not poorly-written)78.936719.147
chic (not cheesy)78.910429.414
jaded (not innocent)78.735014.614
brave (not careful)78.625824.820
quarrelsome (not warm)78.328418.527
neat (not messy)78.336727.726
deviant (not average)78.225521.926
lavish (not frugal)78.119025.422
patriotic (not unpatriotic)78.024521.657
resolute (not wavering)77.726526.149
literal (not metaphorical)77.510816.620
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.236231.028
kinky (not vanilla)77.021117.424
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)77.043525.533
😏 (not 😬)76.919825.145
English (not German)76.845020.130
pretentious (not unassuming)76.726221.055
pensive (not serene)76.717120.711
OCD (not ADHD)76.727227.422
thick-skinned (not sensitive)76.515620.928
entitled (not grateful)76.331119.425
night owl (not morning lark)76.334223.227
street-smart (not sheltered)76.242926.126
preppy (not punk rock)75.935429.045
modern (not historical)75.923325.321
bad-cook (not good-cook)75.816029.519
involved (not remote)75.734121.120
vibrant (not geriatric)75.741928.541
profound (not ironic)75.66828.718
cold (not warm)75.524518.224
individualist (not communal)75.533327.329
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.434719.035
Coke (not Pepsi)75.43532.029
doer (not thinker)75.131826.926
contrarian (not yes-man)75.024824.314
creative (not conventional)74.830833.122
open to new experinces (not uncreative)74.855522.422
gloomy (not sunny)74.832217.433
obsessed (not aloof)74.729622.823
protagonist (not antagonist)74.756424.015
sturdy (not flimsy)74.646927.429
picky (not always down)74.523726.815
armoured (not vulnerable)74.438928.325
charming (not trusting)74.424526.520
factual (not poetic)74.327426.836
💀 (not 🎃)74.326030.917
analysis (not common sense)74.324727.616
ambitious (not realistic)74.234931.923
playful (not shy)74.158021.121
works hard (not plays hard)73.953229.631
👽 (not 🤡)73.916422.645
🦇 (not 🐿)73.819625.840
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)73.720024.317
businesslike (not chivalrous)73.728329.526
not genocidal (not genocidal)73.762122.218
haunted (not blissful)73.749123.329
empirical (not theoretical)73.66628.422
high-tech (not low-tech)73.629023.729
musical (not off-key)73.515422.934
paranoid (not naive)73.326831.512
scandalous (not proper)73.137325.921
cosmopolitan (not provincial)73.021728.628
hoarder (not unprepared)73.020526.728
deep (not shallow)72.640626.586
sad (not happy)72.334916.018
🐘 (not 🐀)72.117032.544
gendered (not androgynous)72.197727.227
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)72.029127.942
overspender (not penny-pincher)72.024227.040
interested (not bored)72.050926.512
flirtatious (not prudish)72.041723.38
disarming (not creepy)71.957024.234
predictable (not quirky)71.915925.110
orderly (not chaotic)71.944131.126
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.950126.717
offended (not chill)71.936924.941
giving (not receiving)71.746532.410
💃 (not 🧕)71.654928.060
bold (not serious)71.537430.050
child free (not pronatalist)71.538432.924
loud (not quiet)71.449527.529
liberal (not conservative)71.443125.156
technophile (not luddite)71.221520.325
🤑 (not 🤠)71.229130.649
vengeful (not forgiving)71.042728.025
machiavellian (not transparent)71.031826.09
😊 (not 🤣)70.941422.959
straightforward (not cryptic)70.646132.821
🧗 (not 🛌)70.652829.850
introspective (not not introspective)70.542728.343
mischievous (not well behaved)70.361324.019
bitter (not sweet)70.337222.032
cannibal (not vegan)70.334930.834
miserable (not joyful)70.245819.856
triggered (not trolling)70.135723.934
wise (not foolish)70.044427.033
vain (not demure)70.040021.928
earth (not air)69.940133.017
interesting (not tiresome)69.468830.926
minimalist (not pack rat)69.425728.346
tasteful (not lewd)69.353227.822
privileged (not oppressed)69.369327.436
mad (not glad)69.246225.741
realistic (not fantastical)69.248130.413
industrial (not domestic)69.124332.521
🦄 (not 🐴)69.028631.273
fighter (not lover)69.036624.922
heroic (not villainous)68.985021.937
clean (not perverted)68.869227.913
wild (not tame)68.763328.623
🤖 (not 👻)68.624930.234
permanent (not transient)68.532630.534
self-destructive (not self-improving)68.443127.538
purple (not orange)68.324731.025
👟 (not 🥾)68.237031.843
libertarian (not socialist)68.019824.823
extrovert (not introvert)68.054926.822
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.057926.943
independent (not codependent)68.067538.821
lustful (not chaste)67.550427.130
impatient (not patient)67.564430.231
🤐 (not 😜)67.539832.135
builder (not explorer)67.431929.128
open-minded (not close-minded)67.452325.022
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.263725.320
efficient (not overprepared)67.156134.347
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.153934.722
love-focused (not money-focused)67.180221.414
epic (not deep)66.928932.020
young (not old)66.877320.525
zany (not regular)66.853227.839
attentive (not interrupting)66.845230.022
queen (not princess)66.868041.09
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.750029.326
suspicious (not trusting)66.657431.535
feminine (not masculine)66.549329.330
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.444433.443
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.350633.654
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)66.327730.141
French (not Russian)66.146529.328
romantic (not dispassionate)66.078228.846
debased (not pure)65.845025.128
exuberant (not subdued)65.856327.741
freelance (not corporate)65.866931.637
goth (not flower child)65.628320.311
sensible (not ludicrous)65.163925.422
objective (not subjective)65.021028.824
reserved (not chatty)64.952626.526
salacious (not wholesome)64.742330.560
reliable (not experimental)64.755730.235
proactive (not reactive)64.518839.110
Italian (not Swedish)64.445429.731
reasonable (not deranged)64.366127.857
existentialist (not nihilist)64.252329.022
concise (not long-winded)64.236034.59
indulgent (not sober)64.157829.727
cunning (not honorable)64.042831.253
emancipated (not enslaved)64.077527.633
humorless (not funny)63.933727.836
healthy (not sickly)63.895433.538
😭 (not 😀)63.838631.755
generous (not stingy)63.872726.929
angry (not good-humored)63.743825.523
soulful (not soulless)63.7105125.228
utilitarian (not decorative)63.570228.422
traumatized (not flourishing)63.575232.236
🐐 (not 🦒)63.458630.344
concrete (not abstract)63.357833.964
🤫 (not 🤔)63.318634.641
chortling (not giggling)63.371928.536
🐮 (not 🐷)63.242227.937
curious (not apathetic)63.187834.423
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.131428.430
freak (not normie)62.961624.020
fortunate (not unlucky)62.740428.521
📈 (not 📉)62.474932.256
normal (not weird)62.337325.526
loyal (not traitorous)61.9117732.831
ranged (not melee)61.743532.625
factual (not exaggerating)61.756332.427
two-faced (not one-faced)61.540433.431
nerd (not jock)61.179524.129
poisonous (not nurturing)61.146622.918
heathen (not devout)61.043831.224
genuine (not sarcastic)60.463834.228
tautology (not oxymoron)60.314229.811
civilized (not barbaric)60.298427.327
methodical (not astonishing)60.178537.423
😈 (not 😇)59.861828.645
moody (not stable)59.694428.927
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)59.660131.865
classical (not avant-garde)59.471728.529
stoic (not expressive)59.349728.421
rigid (not flexible)59.370030.118
hedonist (not monastic)59.361826.035
💔 (not 💝)59.354732.636
smooth (not rough)59.062137.721
authoritarian (not democratic)58.756536.020
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.458238.111
realist (not idealist)58.467233.822
selfish (not altruistic)58.259725.430
pessimistic (not optimistic)58.265329.831
cautious (not impulsive)58.067237.521
social (not reclusive)58.077029.549
basic (not hipster)57.985930.919
🎨 (not 🏀)57.991532.223
cat person (not dog person)57.762927.114
mathematical (not literary)57.644632.018
short (not tall)57.256223.421
formal (not intimate)57.266327.129
edgy (not politically correct)56.982129.024
Roman (not Greek)56.854831.729
tailor (not blacksmith)56.595336.341
🥳 (not 🥴)56.451131.345
official (not backdoor)56.060929.724
circular (not linear)56.058136.742
instinctual (not reasoned)55.882936.038
multicolored (not monochrome)55.769033.419
🥵 (not 🥶)55.780533.413
fearmongering (not reassuring)55.559134.514
demonic (not angelic)55.062925.724
eastern (not western)54.921637.747
sage (not whippersnapper)54.567337.134
white knight (not bad boy)54.593121.810
flamboyant (not modest)54.470034.927
crazy (not sane)54.479330.849
respectful (not rude)54.0100027.020
never cries (not often crying)53.991928.08
consistent (not variable)53.899435.139
unemotional (not emotional)53.839335.017
jealous (not compersive)53.478628.322
twitchy (not still)53.4100732.122
😎 (not 🧐)53.385936.252
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.3103926.933
psychopath (not empath)53.358129.623
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.2119034.251
loveable (not punchable)53.2107330.045
thick (not thin)53.159128.129
indie (not pop)53.1107334.58
anxious (not calm)53.0100433.031
insulting (not complimentary)52.772427.240
metrosexual (not macho)52.7103235.036
fixable (not unfixable)52.6105334.438
judgemental (not accepting)52.586334.925
scholarly (not crafty)52.265338.024
🙃 (not 🥰)52.275933.331
arcane (not mainstream)51.997431.618
bright (not depressed)51.886328.719
repetitive (not varied)51.8105431.432
hypocritical (not equitable)51.774229.460
human (not animalistic)51.6126227.823
kind (not cruel)51.4125324.216
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.471138.417
sheriff (not outlaw)51.385228.426
rock (not rap)51.3151031.615
wooden (not plastic)51.1130628.719
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.183932.333
enlightened (not lost)50.281431.132
non-gamer (not gamer)50.8110934.614
statist (not anarchist)50.792332.031
impartial (not biased)50.635030.619
dry (not moist)50.688031.929

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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 (0.893)
  2. Lena Luthor (0.867)
  3. Stella Gibson (0.864)
  4. Diane Lockhart (0.852)
  5. Lady Mary Crawley (0.847)
  6. Harvey Specter (0.842)
  7. Jessica Pearson (0.842)
  8. Bruce Wayne (0.837)
  9. Thomas Shelby (0.836)
  10. Lorraine Broughton (0.836)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.636)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.631)
  3. Kermit (-0.605)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.604)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.568)
  6. Chip Dove (-0.514)
  7. Jerry Gergich (-0.504)
  8. Jake Harper (-0.498)
  9. Stuart Bloom (-0.489)
  10. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.481)

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.



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