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Jake Ballard Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
motivated (not unmotivated)95.1427.011
masculine (not feminine)91.210812.932
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.211713.028
hunter (not gatherer)90.64010.237
workaholic (not slacker)90.512910.316
secretive (not open-book)89.96017.736
resourceful (not helpless)89.416110.229
diligent (not lazy)88.931612.517
coordinated (not clumsy)88.71279.616
street-smart (not sheltered)88.410511.022
beautiful (not ugly)88.231920.143
persistent (not quitter)88.141817.860
driven (not unambitious)87.729211.439
never cries (not often crying)87.67111.37
perceptive (not unobservant)87.223714.251
fast (not slow)86.97510.623
🤺 (not 🏌)86.511015.539
sexual (not asexual)86.418921.019
high IQ (not low IQ)85.636814.528
suspicious (not awkward)85.46310.820
guarded (not open)85.121114.114
fighter (not lover)84.75815.111
overachiever (not underachiever)84.328221.521
attractive (not repulsive)83.236418.132
active (not slothful)83.136821.423
bold (not shy)82.958815.026
intense (not lighthearted)82.928217.835
high-tech (not low-tech)82.513515.524
badass (not weakass)82.546117.418
straight (not queer)82.232322.831
pro (not noob)81.640422.247
sturdy (not flimsy)81.523917.325
tall (not short)81.415217.833
dog person (not cat person)81.110819.618
doer (not thinker)81.015416.019
on-time (not tardy)81.036715.021
🏀 (not 🎨)80.616023.215
rock (not rap)80.424822.216
poisonous (not nurturing)80.418525.513
charming (not trusting)80.310712.929
jock (not nerd)80.215222.330
extreme (not moderate)80.235320.129
dominant (not submissive)80.046423.821
night owl (not morning lark)80.024320.920
mysterious (not unambiguous)79.714818.923
self-assured (not self-conscious)79.523621.727
charming (not awkward)79.328925.324
healthy (not sickly)79.235221.930
pointed (not random)79.240422.016
gendered (not androgynous)78.959023.835
flirtatious (not prudish)78.926113.410
😏 (not 😬)78.715023.758
cocky (not timid)78.449318.89
worldly (not innocent)78.241020.922
confident (not insecure)78.242123.839
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.133423.540
alert (not oblivious)77.939223.753
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.849317.637
confidential (not gossiping)77.743923.830
work-first (not family-first)77.727022.526
traumatized (not flourishing)77.625824.729
go-getter (not slugabed)77.659019.834
competent (not incompetent)77.567522.430
assertive (not passive)77.449924.942
🧢 (not 🎩)77.220923.347
mighty (not puny)77.242225.124
debased (not pure)77.023628.624
ferocious (not pacifist)76.840022.825
skeptical (not spiritual)76.741225.126
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)76.77923.138
spicy (not mild)76.739623.528
🧗 (not 🛌)76.735829.851
important (not irrelevant)76.672424.736
deviant (not average)76.630523.723
playful (not shy)76.151122.022
radical (not centrist)76.114717.011
triggered (not trolling)75.912923.340
haunted (not blissful)75.939625.622
charismatic (not uninspiring)75.857824.533
good-cook (not bad-cook)75.810515.714
rational (not whimsical)75.730823.828
sporty (not bookish)75.623620.417
decisive (not hesitant)75.649827.031
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)75.58019.234
monochrome (not multicolored)75.417224.721
narcissistic (not low self esteem)75.434719.131
self-destructive (not self-improving)75.127019.435
private (not gregarious)75.132925.327
English (not German)74.858229.933
loyal (not traitorous)74.685721.218
eloquent (not unpolished)74.645419.822
armoured (not vulnerable)74.538115.513
egalitarian (not racist)74.589119.237
thick-skinned (not sensitive)74.221125.210
competitive (not cooperative)74.052722.221
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)74.044529.518
specialist (not generalist)73.920026.322
direct (not roundabout)73.951324.014
tight (not loose)73.743819.338
atheist (not theist)73.632726.822
rugged (not refined)73.428224.224
interesting (not tiresome)73.454223.338
dramatic (not comedic)73.451325.924
cool (not dorky)73.435123.337
OCD (not ADHD)73.439421.613
brave (not careful)73.342630.319
chortling (not giggling)73.328521.828
interested (not bored)73.345125.121
vibrant (not geriatric)73.251125.521
tactful (not indiscreet)72.832926.265
extraordinary (not mundane)72.754328.126
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.633622.720
lustful (not chaste)72.537427.222
wooden (not plastic)72.539723.420
precise (not vague)72.247025.838
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.142023.337
freak (not normie)71.932723.317
minimalist (not pack rat)71.719630.144
young (not old)71.663915.122
authoritarian (not democratic)71.631929.917
quiet (not loud)71.530821.530
macho (not metrosexual)71.420527.431
complicated (not simple)71.359834.227
master (not apprentice)71.365031.249
fresh (not stinky)71.267927.527
blacksmith (not tailor)71.222025.329
demanding (not unchallenging)71.183528.721
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.153326.116
alpha (not beta)71.063229.131
patriotic (not unpatriotic)71.048824.641
resolute (not wavering)71.052326.946
realistic (not fantastical)71.043224.311
fire (not water)71.053524.916
scientific (not artistic)70.942227.522
pensive (not serene)70.946716.619
utilitarian (not decorative)70.939825.021
two-faced (not one-faced)70.926331.424
privileged (not oppressed)70.765227.539
efficient (not overprepared)70.736330.844
🦇 (not 🐿)70.525927.843
factual (not exaggerating)70.434231.915
biased (not impartial)70.349920.426
reclusive (not social)70.329824.052
off-key (not musical)70.324723.323
opinionated (not neutral)70.2101828.423
edgy (not politically correct)70.046727.622
sad (not happy)69.945521.227
tense (not relaxed)69.884023.819
child free (not pronatalist)69.745725.913
respectful (not rude)69.556225.319
technophile (not luddite)69.524924.420
frenzied (not sleepy)69.577423.428
hard (not soft)69.448828.634
jealous (not opinionated)69.38526.313
deliberate (not spontaneous)69.363726.316
unlucky (not fortunate)69.233021.724
mathematical (not literary)69.120124.024
realist (not idealist)69.033621.625
feisty (not gracious)68.967126.027
studious (not goof-off)68.977622.239
🥾 (not 👟)68.832728.963
legit (not scrub)68.880321.930
protagonist (not antagonist)68.780024.09
practical (not imaginative)68.655825.621
miserable (not joyful)68.551219.944
indie (not pop)68.551726.48
vengeful (not forgiving)68.448525.521
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.237632.938
goth (not flower child)68.224423.113
winter (not summer)68.239027.212
reserved (not chatty)68.043825.919
obsessed (not aloof)68.051629.222
rebellious (not obedient)67.970230.022
literal (not metaphorical)67.841527.021
stubborn (not accommodating)67.885132.318
strict (not lenient)67.451624.424
arrogant (not humble)67.159727.624
introspective (not not introspective)67.158224.122
industrial (not domestic)67.130029.825
bossy (not meek)66.885929.522
libertarian (not socialist)66.723328.221
stylish (not slovenly)66.768118.921
jealous (not compersive)66.641029.818
😎 (not 🧐)66.651829.757
predictable (not quirky)66.529021.111
basic (not hipster)66.453024.822
cynical (not gullible)66.466125.511
romantic (not dispassionate)65.978826.034
stoic (not expressive)65.932724.823
mad (not glad)65.856325.351
methodical (not astonishing)65.757029.025
wild (not tame)65.772526.733
🐐 (not 🦒)65.746528.437
suspicious (not trusting)65.659726.323
involved (not remote)65.582926.521
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.467829.731
soulless (not soulful)65.323924.026
neat (not messy)65.275334.421
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)65.274828.138
cryptic (not straightforward)65.116234.128
sorrowful (not cheery)65.064224.223
ranged (not melee)65.028131.927
hard (not soft)64.960831.024
individualist (not communal)64.662228.934
exhibitionist (not bashful)64.665428.827
thick (not thin)64.634627.825
💀 (not 🎃)64.550828.615
chosen one (not everyman)64.452233.018
😊 (not 🤣)64.366227.058
scandalous (not proper)64.257529.025
reliable (not experimental)64.257526.632
kinky (not vanilla)64.150634.121
oxymoron (not tautology)64.127917.79
works hard (not plays hard)64.084333.024
🌟 (not 💩)63.9103227.950
cannibal (not vegan)63.950432.435
feminist (not sexist)63.888925.127
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.752328.618
quarrelsome (not warm)63.663723.321
neurotypical (not autistic)63.6100827.821
instinctual (not reasoned)63.561129.233
rich (not poor)63.573325.321
serious (not playful)63.477726.331
wise (not foolish)63.463421.021
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.490627.841
resistant (not resigned)63.196329.457
mischievous (not well behaved)63.075927.123
crafty (not scholarly)63.071128.823
arcane (not mainstream)62.856135.013
prestigious (not disreputable)62.878129.118
hoarder (not unprepared)62.864724.217
🐴 (not 🦄)62.762633.747
backdoor (not official)62.659831.222
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)62.639326.719
calm (not anxious)62.536928.422
Roman (not Greek)62.531130.235
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.575921.938
giving (not receiving)62.576929.313
curious (not apathetic)62.391230.314
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)62.256834.153
🤫 (not 🤔)62.221331.643
💃 (not 🧕)62.183529.541
animalistic (not human)62.024528.239
no-nonsense (not dramatic)62.047632.925
logical (not emotional)61.946826.320
bad boy (not white knight)61.947933.011
concrete (not abstract)61.765029.162
believable (not poorly-written)61.7137829.438
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.665634.029
demonic (not angelic)61.547526.527
genocidal (not not genocidal)61.529534.611
love-focused (not money-focused)61.495923.17
real (not philosophical)61.381831.523
hurried (not leisurely)61.361424.117
machiavellian (not transparent)61.354534.86
judgemental (not accepting)61.163428.119
🤖 (not 👻)61.145129.928
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.038527.327
deep (not shallow)60.782227.692
outlaw (not sheriff)60.568229.339
valedictorian (not drop out)60.593432.749
😈 (not 😇)60.559725.240
Russian (not French)60.433031.333
vintage (not trendy)60.498527.220
monotone (not expressive)60.436330.713
frugal (not lavish)60.366926.919
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)60.331932.443
mature (not juvenile)60.276126.126
pessimistic (not optimistic)60.159133.419
hypocritical (not equitable)60.152329.050
🥵 (not 🥶)60.063430.710
cold (not warm)59.957324.325
genius (not dunce)59.899627.946
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.8106733.225
jaded (not innocent)59.894936.910
pretentious (not unassuming)59.773427.547
entitled (not grateful)59.765530.816
still (not twitchy)59.738231.125
outsider (not insider)59.562129.722
muddy (not washed)59.539724.713
physical (not intellectual)59.345328.129
weird (not normal)59.281830.722
presidential (not folksy)59.272729.434
rigid (not flexible)59.170528.019
gloomy (not sunny)59.175230.152
crazy (not sane)58.867624.554
💪 (not 🧠)58.837728.849
moody (not stable)58.796525.126
scruffy (not manicured)58.750728.527
hedonist (not monastic)58.765231.532
deep (not epic)58.648828.417
depressed (not bright)58.556826.925
concise (not long-winded)58.556831.513
treasure (not trash)58.4126227.854
subdued (not exuberant)58.444131.145
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.477224.95
cunning (not honorable)58.353733.651
empirical (not theoretical)58.163030.724
disarming (not creepy)58.1109828.646
unemotional (not emotional)58.130431.28
vain (not demure)58.069026.420
offended (not chill)58.077127.431
frank (not sugarcoated)57.9117122.510
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.775626.832
distant (not touchy-feely)57.777329.215
🥰 (not 🙃)57.670433.528
generous (not stingy)57.691424.618
naive (not paranoid)57.638541.85
deranged (not reasonable)57.554425.637
devoted (not unfaithful)57.4133634.612
cautious (not impulsive)57.368527.530
repetitive (not varied)57.379931.133
statist (not anarchist)57.369832.627
earth (not air)57.195828.323
modest (not flamboyant)57.079925.824
transient (not permanent)57.044130.328
🐘 (not 🐀)56.964529.442
analysis (not common sense)56.978133.015
angry (not good-humored)56.859324.519
sensible (not ludicrous)56.787930.727
kind (not cruel)56.6116728.724
lost (not enlightened)56.674131.139
moist (not dry)56.562430.832
close-minded (not open-minded)56.349726.315
heroic (not villainous)56.1118825.136
western (not eastern)56.0111636.440
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.984236.546
punchable (not loveable)55.949833.135
sarcastic (not genuine)55.869624.424
👽 (not 🤡)55.878831.249
consistent (not variable)55.891933.526
freelance (not corporate)55.890734.327
political (not nonpolitical)55.784231.535
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)55.676928.038
reassuring (not fearmongering)55.689827.214
princess (not queen)55.651730.412
barbaric (not civilized)55.544826.831
whippersnapper (not sage)55.568327.630
classical (not avant-garde)55.486126.521
modern (not historical)55.387426.819
high standards (not desperate)55.397434.520
unorthodox (not traditional)55.286832.833
factual (not poetic)55.287631.833
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.131933.112
rustic (not cultured)55.150128.711
clean (not perverted)55.0105531.620
tasteful (not lewd)54.9106326.927
enslaved (not emancipated)54.932933.834
ironic (not profound)54.973728.321
heathen (not devout)54.863529.018
🤠 (not 🤑)54.796633.243
interrupting (not attentive)54.769625.912
💝 (not 💔)54.680634.437
proactive (not reactive)54.455335.514
rough (not smooth)53.973527.029
conventional (not creative)53.769030.520
complimentary (not insulting)53.787728.429
salacious (not wholesome)53.765731.448
psychopath (not empath)53.557726.316
cheesy (not chic)53.485123.49
unfixable (not fixable)53.355230.750
patient (not impatient)53.156232.529
explorer (not builder)53.083832.424
zany (not regular)53.094329.736
punk rock (not preppy)53.067134.241
cringeworthy (not inspiring)52.762520.521
📈 (not 📉)52.7120036.452
ambitious (not realistic)52.7105530.720
rural (not urban)52.643530.837
🐮 (not 🐷)52.6106230.148
thrifty (not extravagant)52.684227.323
nihilist (not existentialist)52.546726.015
gamer (not non-gamer)52.457638.115
Italian (not Swedish)52.287833.033
bold (not serious)51.992632.048
🤐 (not 😜)51.986934.338
cosmopolitan (not provincial)51.890230.626
businesslike (not chivalrous)51.884932.513
intimate (not formal)51.786732.029
Pepsi (not Coke)51.768537.326
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)51.680529.353
sober (not indulgent)51.478325.316
yes-man (not contrarian)51.358232.319
picky (not always down)51.3104830.914
captain (not first-mate)51.286039.110
prideful (not envious)51.2144434.535
sweet (not bitter)51.187523.224
subjective (not objective)51.188533.623
🥴 (not 🥳)51.199730.337
🐒 (not 🐩)51.178430.536
orderly (not chaotic)51.092231.723
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.055331.714
independent (not codependent)51.0111335.427
purple (not orange)50.189128.921
altruistic (not selfish)50.199325.242
introvert (not extrovert)50.872929.628
😀 (not 😭)50.289226.950
humorless (not funny)50.370227.127
circular (not linear)50.683230.037
conservative (not liberal)50.560129.130

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 (0.832)
  2. Tobias 'Four' Eaton (0.774)
  3. Jason Bourne (0.772)
  4. Frank Delfino (0.771)
  5. Lorraine Broughton (0.769)
  6. Black Widow (0.763)
  7. Bruce Wayne (0.759)
  8. Thomas Shelby (0.758)
  9. Bellamy Blake (0.754)
  10. Gamora (0.754)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.557)
  2. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.481)
  3. Kevin Malone (-0.463)
  4. Buster Bluth (-0.451)
  5. Jerry Gergich (-0.441)
  6. Glenn Sturgis (-0.43)
  7. The Cowardly Lion (-0.43)
  8. Karen Smith (-0.426)
  9. Mike McLintock (-0.415)
  10. Flounder (-0.406)

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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