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Olivia Pope Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 2,000 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)98.614.324
workaholic (not slacker)98.514.721
driven (not unambitious)97.944.247
main character (not side character)97.8226.911
bold (not shy)96.986.126
persistent (not quitter)96.4246.149
perceptive (not unobservant)96.3106.546
motivated (not unmotivated)96.3187.720
alpha (not beta)95.896.525
captain (not first-mate)95.796.719
go-getter (not slugabed)95.747.443
important (not irrelevant)95.6179.931
coordinated (not clumsy)95.5136.722
valedictorian (not drop out)95.5159.062
attractive (not repulsive)95.398.233
overachiever (not underachiever)95.3169.224
high IQ (not low IQ)95.2509.824
manicured (not scruffy)95.2247.219
demanding (not unchallenging)95.0179.123
competent (not incompetent)94.7338.528
beautiful (not ugly)94.75311.841
pro (not noob)94.43311.161
eloquent (not unpolished)93.8118.726
resourceful (not helpless)93.7428.325
studious (not goof-off)93.7237.748
complicated (not simple)93.588.631
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.4589.730
work-first (not family-first)92.93012.026
master (not apprentice)92.9459.336
cultured (not rustic)92.7512.719
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)92.62710.244
intense (not lighthearted)92.6408.252
opinionated (not neutral)92.66916.135
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.4549.237
assertive (not passive)91.93817.240
dramatic (not comedic)91.81013.021
fast (not slow)91.6169.817
dominant (not submissive)91.410417.637
active (not slothful)91.28010.326
feisty (not gracious)91.2199.220
political (not nonpolitical)91.12910.320
stylish (not slovenly)91.14711.828
mighty (not puny)90.64418.228
competitive (not cooperative)90.313910.018
direct (not roundabout)90.35214.931
rich (not poor)90.216510.922
confidential (not gossiping)90.2599.826
charming (not awkward)90.13712.128
sexual (not asexual)89.91039.716
bossy (not meek)89.515513.024
prideful (not envious)89.549.134
egalitarian (not racist)89.414311.738
feminist (not sexist)89.312315.339
prestigious (not disreputable)89.02914.826
self-assured (not self-conscious)88.82416.623
badass (not weakass)88.726915.326
worldly (not innocent)88.47510.332
rhythmic (not stuttering)88.33718.829
tense (not relaxed)88.214112.525
secretive (not open-book)88.112721.540
stoic (not hypochondriac)87.9159.87
extraordinary (not mundane)87.811021.036
presidential (not folksy)87.63720.342
alert (not oblivious)87.510218.945
🤺 (not 🏌)87.510815.865
guarded (not open)87.316313.122
precise (not vague)87.06020.137
treasure (not trash)87.018816.764
cocky (not timid)86.824215.413
high standards (not desperate)86.67218.218
rebellious (not obedient)86.524418.233
chosen one (not everyman)86.52226.421
distant (not touchy-feely)86.27913.518
suspicious (not awkward)86.06312.527
fresh (not stinky)86.015019.440
straight (not queer)85.619418.924
genius (not dunce)85.617916.059
specialist (not generalist)85.61424.425
tactful (not indiscreet)85.33419.852
decisive (not hesitant)85.018722.926
legit (not scrub)84.913721.240
serious (not playful)84.818911.423
intellectual (not physical)84.722519.432
stubborn (not accommodating)84.729820.823
fire (not water)84.619020.316
neurotypical (not autistic)84.52920.521
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.326420.224
on-time (not tardy)84.328221.722
frank (not sugarcoated)84.022020.829
🧠 (not 💪)83.929524.732
opinionated (not jealous)83.97423.617
ferocious (not pacifist)83.722722.128
spicy (not mild)83.719817.524
tight (not loose)83.714217.534
insider (not outsider)83.6822.925
trendy (not vintage)83.53420.716
skeptical (not spiritual)83.418916.625
hard (not soft)83.416921.223
urban (not rural)83.314124.138
highbrow (not lowbrow)83.25320.220
unorthodox (not traditional)83.119013.518
real (not philosophical)83.05016.725
🐩 (not 🐒)83.011423.752
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)82.810919.912
frenzied (not sleepy)82.813712.947
🎩 (not 🧢)82.722623.055
cynical (not gullible)82.720718.521
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)82.412620.717
strict (not lenient)82.319719.334
mature (not juvenile)82.221615.625
hard (not soft)82.019115.228
pointed (not random)82.032426.226
fast-talking (not slow-talking)81.918018.439
atheist (not theist)81.610824.914
confident (not insecure)81.533626.735
chic (not cheesy)81.37728.316
resistant (not resigned)81.212522.550
hurried (not leisurely)81.05322.326
🌟 (not 💩)80.848123.660
rational (not whimsical)80.620525.838
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.616621.420
extravagant (not thrifty)80.321723.615
sorrowful (not cheery)80.316313.022
private (not gregarious)80.222822.225
refined (not rugged)80.221420.019
cool (not dorky)80.120923.548
arrogant (not humble)80.034214.623
mysterious (not unambiguous)80.016223.139
bookish (not sporty)79.847018.829
brave (not careful)79.325724.521
scientific (not artistic)79.326714.224
extreme (not moderate)79.343022.829
hunter (not gatherer)79.230921.932
exhibitionist (not bashful)79.216722.221
believable (not poorly-written)78.843919.249
deliberate (not spontaneous)78.736630.430
practical (not imaginative)78.727423.930
jaded (not innocent)78.739814.614
neat (not messy)78.341227.726
deviant (not average)78.229221.926
resolute (not wavering)78.229226.150
lavish (not frugal)78.120225.422
patriotic (not unpatriotic)77.430522.261
entitled (not grateful)77.432219.227
kinky (not vanilla)77.023717.424
profound (not ironic)77.07326.921
expressive (not monotone)77.040723.420
😏 (not 😬)76.922324.846
quarrelsome (not warm)76.935419.528
English (not German)76.852120.130
pensive (not serene)76.819319.812
logical (not emotional)76.719425.430
night owl (not morning lark)76.738122.828
pretentious (not unassuming)76.729521.055
OCD (not ADHD)76.332126.823
flirtatious (not prudish)76.335320.612
street-smart (not sheltered)76.248726.126
literal (not metaphorical)76.015317.721
preppy (not punk rock)75.941028.547
modern (not historical)75.925525.321
involved (not remote)75.738521.120
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.620021.129
cold (not warm)75.527618.224
individualist (not communal)75.536927.329
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)75.554428.135
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.439019.035
armoured (not vulnerable)75.340828.226
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)75.219324.318
vibrant (not geriatric)75.149228.442
radical (not centrist)75.118622.223
doer (not thinker)75.135726.926
businesslike (not chivalrous)75.028628.928
creative (not conventional)74.835233.122
bad-cook (not good-cook)74.819130.018
obsessed (not aloof)74.735122.823
Coke (not Pepsi)74.64131.830
picky (not always down)74.525326.815
playful (not shy)74.464720.622
charming (not trusting)74.427026.520
sturdy (not flimsy)74.454126.930
open to new experinces (not uncreative)74.365622.023
👽 (not 🤡)74.318422.348
factual (not poetic)74.330426.836
💀 (not 🎃)74.328330.917
analysis (not common sense)74.328327.616
contrarian (not yes-man)74.231827.220
ambitious (not realistic)74.240431.923
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.172321.522
winter (not summer)74.129228.021
predictable (not quirky)74.112326.214
works hard (not plays hard)74.059829.333
gloomy (not sunny)74.039417.435
musical (not off-key)73.916922.735
haunted (not blissful)73.755723.329
hoarder (not unprepared)73.323325.431
scandalous (not proper)73.142525.921
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)72.854326.218
offended (not chill)72.739224.544
deep (not shallow)72.646726.586
vengeful (not forgiving)72.545527.128
gendered (not androgynous)72.4107226.828
overspender (not penny-pincher)72.425926.442
paranoid (not naive)72.236033.317
cosmopolitan (not provincial)72.226028.429
giving (not receiving)72.252030.416
🐘 (not 🐀)72.119832.544
🦇 (not 🐿)72.027327.841
interested (not bored)72.058626.512
disarming (not creepy)71.964324.234
orderly (not chaotic)71.949431.126
🤑 (not 🤠)71.830330.550
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)71.833727.643
high-tech (not low-tech)71.638824.931
introspective (not not introspective)71.644527.746
💃 (not 🧕)71.661728.060
loud (not quiet)71.455327.529
child free (not pronatalist)71.344831.430
sad (not happy)71.246016.319
liberal (not conservative)71.250125.057
love-focused (not money-focused)71.280321.519
🧗 (not 🛌)71.162429.751
empirical (not theoretical)71.012930.325
😊 (not 🤣)70.949822.959
protagonist (not antagonist)70.884625.718
machiavellian (not transparent)70.736326.915
extrovert (not introvert)70.654026.325
tasteful (not lewd)70.655027.823
bitter (not sweet)70.342022.032
bold (not serious)70.247531.351
miserable (not joyful)70.252619.856
straightforward (not cryptic)70.155533.424
triggered (not trolling)70.142123.934
wise (not foolish)70.050127.033
impatient (not patient)70.064330.034
devoted (not unfaithful)70.0122327.622
cannibal (not vegan)69.739830.535
minimalist (not pack rat)69.429028.346
privileged (not oppressed)69.378327.436
mad (not glad)69.252725.442
mischievous (not well behaved)69.171226.021
industrial (not domestic)69.127932.521
🦄 (not 🐴)69.032531.273
fighter (not lover)69.043124.922
heroic (not villainous)68.9100321.937
realistic (not fantastical)68.954529.815
wild (not tame)68.772028.623
🤖 (not 👻)68.628730.234
technophile (not luddite)68.631321.927
permanent (not transient)68.536730.534
washed (not muddy)68.565834.217
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.465026.744
epic (not deep)68.427332.021
purple (not orange)68.330731.025
👟 (not 🥾)68.240531.843
independent (not codependent)68.076738.821
self-destructive (not self-improving)67.849527.439
reserved (not chatty)67.752126.529
vain (not demure)67.750424.929
feminine (not masculine)67.555129.431
lustful (not chaste)67.556027.130
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.570224.721
interesting (not tiresome)67.586431.927
🤐 (not 😜)67.547432.135
builder (not explorer)67.434729.128
open-minded (not close-minded)67.460625.022
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.128930.242
efficient (not overprepared)67.163034.347
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.161834.722
debased (not pure)67.047625.429
concise (not long-winded)67.033735.821
libertarian (not socialist)66.824424.924
attentive (not interrupting)66.852130.022
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.756429.326
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.755133.455
suspicious (not trusting)66.664131.535
young (not old)66.490820.027
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.453233.443
French (not Russian)66.351028.829
queen (not princess)66.278440.313
romantic (not dispassionate)66.089528.846
freelance (not corporate)65.975231.238
exuberant (not subdued)65.863727.741
zany (not regular)65.763628.240
utilitarian (not decorative)65.670127.325
clean (not perverted)65.491629.614
earth (not air)65.467036.320
sensible (not ludicrous)65.172725.422
objective (not subjective)65.025228.824
white knight (not bad boy)65.076427.113
salacious (not wholesome)64.748530.560
chortling (not giggling)64.774728.538
reliable (not experimental)64.764030.235
fortunate (not unlucky)64.439728.922
Italian (not Swedish)64.450429.731
curious (not apathetic)64.394834.224
humorless (not funny)64.337327.138
reasonable (not deranged)64.375527.857
indulgent (not sober)64.165229.727
emancipated (not enslaved)64.090527.633
generous (not stingy)63.883826.929
cunning (not honorable)63.748330.954
angry (not good-humored)63.750025.523
soulful (not soulless)63.7121725.228
🐐 (not 🦒)63.468730.344
concrete (not abstract)63.367333.964
🤫 (not 🤔)63.320834.641
healthy (not sickly)63.2109933.038
🐮 (not 🐷)63.250427.937
two-faced (not one-faced)63.241933.233
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.137028.430
😭 (not 😀)63.146731.956
normal (not weird)63.039025.327
freak (not normie)62.970024.020
nerd (not jock)62.885924.231
goth (not flower child)62.640524.315
poisonous (not nurturing)62.350922.919
traumatized (not flourishing)62.392132.939
short (not tall)62.150422.035
loyal (not traitorous)61.9136632.831
ranged (not melee)61.750532.625
📈 (not 📉)61.692232.457
methodical (not astonishing)61.484837.224
never cries (not often crying)61.482329.310
existentialist (not nihilist)61.378330.524
factual (not exaggerating)61.168632.829
heathen (not devout)61.050031.224
cautious (not impulsive)60.669937.023
genuine (not sarcastic)60.475534.228
moody (not stable)60.3103529.029
civilized (not barbaric)60.2112027.327
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.266831.866
😈 (not 😇)59.869828.645
authoritarian (not democratic)59.461035.321
classical (not avant-garde)59.482628.529
stoic (not expressive)59.356028.421
rigid (not flexible)59.379630.118
hedonist (not monastic)59.369526.035
selfish (not altruistic)59.263725.531
proactive (not reactive)59.240040.713
smooth (not rough)59.070537.721
cat person (not dog person)58.969828.016
realist (not idealist)58.475633.822
social (not reclusive)58.086729.549
basic (not hipster)57.994830.919
💔 (not 💝)57.765833.537
mathematical (not literary)57.652632.018
🎨 (not 🏀)57.4106732.025
formal (not intimate)57.275827.129
edgy (not politically correct)56.993729.024
non-gamer (not gamer)56.9106036.216
demonic (not angelic)56.866526.625
Roman (not Greek)56.865631.729
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.779229.633
tailor (not blacksmith)56.5107236.341
circular (not linear)56.064136.742
instinctual (not reasoned)55.896136.038
fearmongering (not reassuring)55.564534.514
rock (not rap)55.4166531.820
tautology (not oxymoron)55.434430.013
eastern (not western)54.925437.747
indie (not pop)54.7120331.114
crazy (not sane)54.489530.849
official (not backdoor)54.375630.325
multicolored (not monochrome)54.283732.921
🥳 (not 🥴)54.267132.048
respectful (not rude)54.0114027.020
😎 (not 🧐)54.096835.854
emotional (not unemotional)54.0136938.022
consistent (not variable)53.7113834.640
sage (not whippersnapper)53.782136.835
scholarly (not crafty)53.669137.925
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.683739.812
jealous (not compersive)53.487928.322
twitchy (not still)53.4114232.122
flamboyant (not modest)53.384034.828
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.3119226.933
psychopath (not empath)53.365929.623
arcane (not mainstream)53.2107831.219
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.2135434.251
loveable (not punchable)53.2123730.045
thick (not thin)53.166628.129
anxious (not calm)53.0114133.031
insulting (not complimentary)52.782126.941
metrosexual (not macho)52.6118534.537
fixable (not unfixable)52.6119934.438
judgemental (not accepting)52.597234.925
sheriff (not outlaw)51.996327.628
bright (not depressed)51.897628.719
repetitive (not varied)51.8119831.432
hypocritical (not equitable)51.784529.460
kind (not cruel)51.4144224.216
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.480538.417
🥵 (not 🥶)51.4114333.015
enlightened (not lost)51.188531.133
wooden (not plastic)51.1149528.719
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.196232.333
animalistic (not human)50.252127.524
statist (not anarchist)50.7105132.031
🙃 (not 🥰)50.690633.932
dry (not moist)50.6100231.929
impartial (not biased)50.540431.221

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 (0.894)
  2. Stella Gibson (0.868)
  3. Lena Luthor (0.865)
  4. Diane Lockhart (0.856)
  5. Lady Mary Crawley (0.846)
  6. Harvey Specter (0.844)
  7. Jessica Pearson (0.839)
  8. Bruce Wayne (0.838)
  9. Lorraine Broughton (0.837)
  10. Thomas Shelby (0.834)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.638)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.635)
  3. Kermit (-0.611)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.61)
  5. Lenny (-0.609)
  6. Barney Gumble (-0.571)
  7. Chip Dove (-0.52)
  8. Jerry Gergich (-0.506)
  9. Stuart Bloom (-0.497)
  10. Jake Harper (-0.492)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Olivia Pope to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Olivia Pope is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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