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Jake Ballard Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Jake Ballard 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
motivated (not unmotivated)91.719312.916
masculine (not feminine)91.510912.833
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.212312.830
hunter (not gatherer)90.94510.039
workaholic (not slacker)90.514110.316
secretive (not open-book)89.97117.736
street-smart (not sheltered)89.48911.024
resourceful (not helpless)89.218710.130
diligent (not lazy)88.936512.517
never cries (not often crying)88.66010.810
coordinated (not clumsy)88.41609.417
beautiful (not ugly)88.237319.645
persistent (not quitter)88.148617.860
driven (not unambitious)87.733011.439
perceptive (not unobservant)87.227114.251
fast (not slow)86.98810.623
🤺 (not 🏌)86.513815.539
sexual (not asexual)86.419921.019
fighter (not lover)86.05215.112
high IQ (not low IQ)85.642414.528
suspicious (not awkward)85.47610.820
guarded (not open)85.125014.114
active (not slothful)84.536320.626
overachiever (not underachiever)84.333321.521
badass (not weakass)83.447617.419
attractive (not repulsive)83.241718.132
high-tech (not low-tech)83.215715.625
bold (not shy)82.966015.026
intense (not lighthearted)82.932017.835
straight (not queer)82.233222.831
rock (not rap)82.020220.321
pro (not noob)81.647022.247
poisonous (not nurturing)81.119624.814
doer (not thinker)81.017615.620
on-time (not tardy)81.042115.021
dog person (not cat person)81.012619.722
charming (not trusting)80.311812.929
jock (not nerd)80.217021.931
extreme (not moderate)80.239120.129
dominant (not submissive)80.051523.821
night owl (not morning lark)80.027220.522
flirtatious (not prudish)79.826014.012
self-assured (not self-conscious)79.525021.727
charming (not awkward)79.331325.324
pointed (not random)79.245822.016
cocky (not timid)79.053017.910
tall (not short)78.924818.646
😏 (not 😬)78.516923.559
sturdy (not flimsy)78.438322.926
competent (not incompetent)78.372922.431
confident (not insecure)78.246923.839
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.138123.540
🧢 (not 🎩)78.121323.249
skeptical (not spiritual)77.941124.628
go-getter (not slugabed)77.967319.336
alert (not oblivious)77.945323.753
mighty (not puny)77.844924.725
mysterious (not unambiguous)77.820521.225
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.855417.637
gendered (not androgynous)77.875124.336
confidential (not gossiping)77.751423.830
debased (not pure)77.724528.225
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)77.39322.840
worldly (not innocent)77.249820.821
🧗 (not 🛌)77.242429.752
thick-skinned (not sensitive)77.015624.112
haunted (not blissful)77.040725.623
healthy (not sickly)76.852125.131
spicy (not mild)76.743423.528
ferocious (not pacifist)76.645324.528
important (not irrelevant)76.682924.437
traumatized (not flourishing)76.634925.931
deviant (not average)76.534822.725
decisive (not hesitant)76.453526.234
assertive (not passive)76.459325.044
playful (not shy)76.157922.022
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.066424.134
armoured (not vulnerable)75.938415.814
work-first (not family-first)75.935024.027
triggered (not trolling)75.914823.340
self-destructive (not self-improving)75.827819.536
good-cook (not bad-cook)75.812515.714
rational (not whimsical)75.735223.828
eloquent (not unpolished)75.747820.123
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)75.79119.035
sporty (not bookish)75.627320.417
🏀 (not 🎨)75.527726.721
monochrome (not multicolored)75.419324.721
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)75.447129.319
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.439019.131
private (not gregarious)75.138125.327
loyal (not traitorous)74.699521.218
egalitarian (not racist)74.5103619.237
atheist (not theist)74.236226.323
interesting (not tiresome)74.158523.439
competitive (not cooperative)74.059022.221
fire (not water)74.050325.222
specialist (not generalist)73.922926.322
tight (not loose)73.949119.139
lustful (not chaste)73.736827.223
direct (not roundabout)73.757323.215
dramatic (not comedic)73.459425.924
cool (not dorky)73.439323.337
OCD (not ADHD)73.443021.613
brave (not careful)73.349730.319
tactful (not indiscreet)73.334526.067
factual (not exaggerating)73.331431.017
chortling (not giggling)73.333421.828
English (not German)73.178231.034
vibrant (not geriatric)73.058324.922
extraordinary (not mundane)72.762728.126
wooden (not plastic)72.545523.420
authoritarian (not democratic)72.233529.118
precise (not vague)72.254425.838
two-faced (not one-faced)72.127331.325
interested (not bored)72.058624.823
freak (not normie)71.937823.317
minimalist (not pack rat)71.821929.845
resolute (not wavering)71.757927.047
quiet (not loud)71.536721.530
young (not old)71.574814.823
macho (not metrosexual)71.423327.431
complicated (not simple)71.368034.227
master (not apprentice)71.373531.249
fresh (not stinky)71.275927.527
blacksmith (not tailor)71.225425.329
patriotic (not unpatriotic)71.055524.641
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.953924.238
pensive (not serene)70.951516.120
demanding (not unchallenging)70.995028.122
privileged (not oppressed)70.772827.539
biased (not impartial)70.754920.227
efficient (not overprepared)70.740830.844
🦇 (not 🐿)70.531727.843
rugged (not refined)70.339925.926
scientific (not artistic)70.350627.023
reclusive (not social)70.335924.052
off-key (not musical)70.329423.323
jealous (not opinionated)70.27925.514
sad (not happy)70.052020.928
tense (not relaxed)69.896223.819
hard (not soft)69.854528.335
hard-work (not natural-talent)69.750124.522
edgy (not politically correct)69.653427.123
respectful (not rude)69.564225.319
technophile (not luddite)69.528324.420
frenzied (not sleepy)69.588423.428
chosen one (not everyman)69.539731.024
deliberate (not spontaneous)69.369726.316
child free (not pronatalist)69.353928.721
cynical (not gullible)69.266426.212
alpha (not beta)69.278130.332
utilitarian (not decorative)69.255325.622
mathematical (not literary)69.123224.024
studious (not goof-off)69.188822.040
realist (not idealist)68.938621.126
reserved (not chatty)68.848325.420
🥾 (not 👟)68.839528.963
opinionated (not neutral)68.8122329.929
strict (not lenient)68.754524.725
literal (not metaphorical)68.643426.622
practical (not imaginative)68.665425.621
miserable (not joyful)68.559419.944
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.541232.539
vengeful (not forgiving)68.453625.521
machiavellian (not transparent)68.442630.811
stoic (not hypochondriac)68.147624.112
obsessed (not aloof)68.059329.222
stubborn (not accommodating)67.897132.318
jealous (not compersive)67.743329.419
stylish (not slovenly)67.574018.822
feisty (not gracious)67.581925.730
legit (not scrub)67.598422.332
unlucky (not fortunate)67.244123.325
introspective (not not introspective)67.168523.224
love-focused (not money-focused)67.194224.311
industrial (not domestic)67.134929.825
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)67.078026.920
frank (not sugarcoated)66.9101223.215
bossy (not meek)66.895629.522
libertarian (not socialist)66.724628.221
realistic (not fantastical)66.763227.212
😎 (not 🧐)66.659329.757
individualist (not communal)66.563127.233
basic (not hipster)66.458224.822
jaded (not innocent)66.287333.414
genocidal (not not genocidal)66.025832.617
romantic (not dispassionate)65.989926.034
stoic (not expressive)65.937624.823
mad (not glad)65.963025.053
methodical (not astonishing)65.765429.025
wild (not tame)65.782926.733
🐐 (not 🦒)65.755828.437
concise (not long-winded)65.738329.019
suspicious (not trusting)65.667326.323
predictable (not quirky)65.634122.313
arrogant (not humble)65.571028.125
involved (not remote)65.595226.521
rebellious (not obedient)65.385831.723
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.368928.628
neat (not messy)65.285034.421
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)65.285428.138
cryptic (not straightforward)65.118734.128
ranged (not melee)65.032531.927
hard (not soft)64.969231.024
kinky (not vanilla)64.854933.522
scandalous (not proper)64.864028.027
soulless (not soulful)64.826523.727
thick (not thin)64.639027.825
mischievous (not well behaved)64.582427.624
💀 (not 🎃)64.558028.615
sorrowful (not cheery)64.476223.824
😊 (not 🤣)64.377527.058
scheduled (not spontaneous)63.980530.633
cannibal (not vegan)63.954332.435
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.860627.520
resistant (not resigned)63.7107329.558
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.7100327.542
radical (not centrist)63.753827.516
quarrelsome (not warm)63.670623.321
winter (not summer)63.656931.315
works hard (not plays hard)63.597932.425
instinctual (not reasoned)63.569729.233
feminist (not sexist)63.5103924.728
🌟 (not 💩)63.5119627.851
serious (not playful)63.489026.331
Roman (not Greek)63.332230.236
curious (not apathetic)63.1101629.415
no-nonsense (not dramatic)63.152332.726
🐴 (not 🦄)63.171334.350
reliable (not experimental)63.170927.033
crafty (not scholarly)63.080228.823
hurried (not leisurely)62.964823.719
arcane (not mainstream)62.865535.013
prestigious (not disreputable)62.888729.118
hoarder (not unprepared)62.874524.217
backdoor (not official)62.666931.222
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)62.643426.719
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.586121.938
giving (not receiving)62.589328.116
entitled (not grateful)62.465829.019
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)62.265434.153
🤫 (not 🤔)62.224931.643
goth (not flower child)62.242024.119
💃 (not 🧕)62.193729.541
wise (not foolish)62.076921.522
focused on the future (not focused on the present)62.040727.328
animalistic (not human)62.027128.239
logical (not emotional)61.954826.320
rich (not poor)61.886826.022
believable (not poorly-written)61.8156029.139
oxymoron (not tautology)61.842618.210
neurotypical (not autistic)61.7118828.622
concrete (not abstract)61.775128.964
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.674234.029
demonic (not angelic)61.554026.527
real (not philosophical)61.392431.523
valedictorian (not drop out)61.3105032.850
judgemental (not accepting)61.170628.119
monotone (not expressive)61.039526.520
hypocritical (not equitable)60.955029.251
deep (not shallow)60.994627.693
😈 (not 😇)60.966525.041
🥵 (not 🥶)60.970529.511
physical (not intellectual)60.748028.630
calm (not anxious)60.747529.023
🤖 (not 👻)60.754529.730
devoted (not unfaithful)60.5149233.616
Russian (not French)60.437731.333
frugal (not lavish)60.377526.919
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)60.337832.443
genius (not dunce)60.2112827.448
mature (not juvenile)60.287426.126
pessimistic (not optimistic)60.067634.121
cold (not warm)59.965024.325
vintage (not trendy)59.9115826.621
paranoid (not naive)59.887336.512
pretentious (not unassuming)59.782127.547
gloomy (not sunny)59.784330.053
still (not twitchy)59.744331.125
outsider (not insider)59.571229.722
outlaw (not sheriff)59.380029.940
indie (not pop)59.3100633.212
weird (not normal)59.293630.722
protagonist (not antagonist)59.1126029.811
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.9127433.427
presidential (not folksy)58.983529.336
crazy (not sane)58.875424.554
💪 (not 🧠)58.843028.849
cunning (not honorable)58.759433.552
scruffy (not manicured)58.758328.527
hedonist (not monastic)58.772731.532
depressed (not bright)58.566526.925
deep (not epic)58.458029.720
treasure (not trash)58.3145227.556
princess (not queen)58.351827.218
subdued (not exuberant)58.251530.846
empirical (not theoretical)58.171630.724
vain (not demure)58.077526.420
deranged (not reasonable)58.060525.538
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.786426.832
distant (not touchy-feely)57.789329.215
🥰 (not 🙃)57.680932.929
generous (not stingy)57.6106224.618
cautious (not impulsive)57.378127.530
rigid (not flexible)57.386629.222
repetitive (not varied)57.390331.133
disarming (not creepy)57.3129228.847
statist (not anarchist)57.380132.627
businesslike (not chivalrous)57.279433.315
bad boy (not white knight)57.263634.413
angry (not good-humored)57.168224.723
modest (not flamboyant)57.091525.824
enslaved (not emancipated)57.031534.036
transient (not permanent)57.051630.328
rough (not smooth)56.973227.033
🐘 (not 🐀)56.972029.442
high standards (not desperate)56.9104434.421
analysis (not common sense)56.988133.015
sensible (not ludicrous)56.7101530.727
lost (not enlightened)56.685531.139
factual (not poetic)56.694932.334
whippersnapper (not sage)56.672227.731
unorthodox (not traditional)56.594732.335
moist (not dry)56.571330.832
ironic (not profound)56.475328.522
classical (not avant-garde)56.393827.523
moody (not stable)56.2117625.928
heroic (not villainous)56.1136525.136
western (not eastern)56.0128736.440
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.997636.546
punchable (not loveable)55.955633.135
kind (not cruel)55.8135930.426
sarcastic (not genuine)55.877824.424
freelance (not corporate)55.8104134.327
political (not nonpolitical)55.796431.535
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.689228.038
offended (not chill)55.697628.835
barbaric (not civilized)55.551126.831
gamer (not non-gamer)55.457138.616
conventional (not creative)55.374230.621
modern (not historical)55.397826.819
👽 (not 🤡)55.293231.751
earth (not air)55.0118329.926
tasteful (not lewd)54.9122526.927
consistent (not variable)54.9109333.227
close-minded (not open-minded)54.861226.116
🤠 (not 🤑)54.7113333.243
💝 (not 💔)54.693834.437
reassuring (not fearmongering)54.4108626.715
complimentary (not insulting)54.399628.130
salacious (not wholesome)54.373131.349
lowbrow (not highbrow)54.252231.116
chic (not cheesy)54.280931.113
captain (not first-mate)54.191836.013
muddy (not washed)53.961728.418
🤐 (not 😜)53.794334.540
unfixable (not fixable)53.562130.451
psychopath (not empath)53.565426.316
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.256532.413
zany (not regular)53.2105329.138
patient (not impatient)53.165132.529
explorer (not builder)53.097632.424
cringeworthy (not inspiring)52.770920.521
📈 (not 📉)52.7137836.452
ambitious (not realistic)52.7118730.720
rural (not urban)52.651430.837
🐮 (not 🐷)52.6122730.148
clean (not perverted)52.6128832.521
thrifty (not extravagant)52.697927.323
interrupting (not attentive)52.386626.213
Italian (not Swedish)52.297433.033
purple (not orange)52.193929.622
bold (not serious)51.9105332.048
intimate (not formal)51.898033.231
selfish (not altruistic)51.781825.543
circular (not linear)51.787830.438
punk rock (not preppy)51.779534.742
Pepsi (not Coke)51.777637.326
proactive (not reactive)51.779235.815
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)51.691429.353
rustic (not cultured)51.669728.814
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.588330.728
heathen (not devout)51.385729.520
nihilist (not existentialist)51.357925.616
yes-man (not contrarian)51.366631.923
objective (not subjective)51.290833.524
😭 (not 😀)51.297826.552
sweet (not bitter)51.1100922.725
🥴 (not 🥳)51.1115830.337
orderly (not chaotic)51.0105031.723
independent (not codependent)51.0127835.427
always down (not picky)50.278829.915
humorless (not funny)50.381327.127
side character (not main character)50.7102933.415
sober (not indulgent)50.692024.618
introvert (not extrovert)50.684630.930
🐒 (not 🐩)50.689930.237
prideful (not envious)50.4167534.336
emotional (not unemotional)50.4147632.010
conservative (not liberal)50.568729.130

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Oliver Queen (0.834)
  2. Tobias 'Four' Eaton (0.786)
  3. Frank Delfino (0.777)
  4. Lorraine Broughton (0.774)
  5. Jason Bourne (0.772)
  6. Black Widow (0.768)
  7. Thomas Shelby (0.76)
  8. Bruce Wayne (0.758)
  9. Gamora (0.757)
  10. Elizabeth Jennings (0.756)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.568)
  2. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.48)
  3. Kevin Malone (-0.472)
  4. Buster Bluth (-0.455)
  5. Jerry Gergich (-0.453)
  6. Glenn Sturgis (-0.447)
  7. The Cowardly Lion (-0.433)
  8. Lenny (-0.428)
  9. Karen Smith (-0.427)
  10. Mike McLintock (-0.421)

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 Jake Ballard to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Jake Ballard is described identify as.

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


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