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Teal'c Personality Statistics

Teal'c is a character from Stargate SG-1. 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
self-disciplined (not disorganized)96.869.3162
resolute (not wavering)95.825.419
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)95.819.313
diligent (not lazy)95.6267.7144
persistent (not quitter)95.5326.210
consistent (not variable)95.116.319
mighty (not puny)94.468.9136
competent (not incompetent)94.0408.4153
reserved (not chatty)93.8510.2153
direct (not roundabout)93.71411.9170
stoic (not expressive)93.5111.9154
legit (not scrub)93.5310.313
confidential (not gossiping)93.488.8178
honorable (not cunning)93.339.8157
calm (not anxious)93.338.9152
coordinated (not clumsy)93.3289.7135
pro (not noob)93.2558.712
🌟 (not 💩)92.9257.215
confident (not insecure)92.91912.6121
perceptive (not unobservant)92.9519.314
masculine (not feminine)92.75211.1119
heroic (not villainous)92.3399.3142
loyal (not traitorous)92.210011.8142
resourceful (not helpless)92.05813.775
healthy (not sickly)91.81515.4130
sturdy (not flimsy)91.82313.814
alert (not oblivious)91.22311.012
active (not slothful)91.06514.1159
neat (not messy)90.84211.0153
respectful (not rude)90.63013.0116
no-nonsense (not dramatic)90.6616.369
mature (not juvenile)90.62812.984
workaholic (not slacker)90.312015.869
treasure (not trash)90.35812.924
sober (not indulgent)90.1215.9120
sane (not crazy)90.1215.321
works hard (not plays hard)89.72715.2146
🤺 (not 🏌)89.75111.115
practical (not imaginative)89.51913.7134
tight (not loose)89.33712.811
rational (not whimsical)89.22114.1143
proper (not scandalous)89.12214.1173
intense (not lighthearted)89.08910.07
wise (not foolish)88.83714.3149
enlightened (not lost)88.81012.712
tall (not short)88.64512.2150
go-getter (not slugabed)88.68518.317
down2earth (not head@clouds)88.41516.1171
deep (not shallow)88.41212.723
quiet (not loud)88.22116.2153
driven (not unambitious)88.125416.9141
cool (not dorky)88.03914.516
subdued (not exuberant)88.0214.89
reasonable (not deranged)87.92212.29
knowledgeable (not ignorant)87.713313.715
important (not irrelevant)87.517421.622
serious (not playful)87.39316.8138
altruistic (not selfish)87.04313.0151
🤠 (not 🤑)86.92510.917
spelunker (not claustrophobic)86.91121.79
orderly (not chaotic)86.75215.5146
wholesome (not salacious)86.75716.28
chortling (not giggling)86.71211.812
brave (not careful)86.35118.2131
inspiring (not cringeworthy)86.34315.872
monastic (not hedonist)86.3415.910
slow-talking (not fast-talking)86.2914.318
sage (not whippersnapper)86.11114.012
private (not gregarious)85.84916.5158
pure (not debased)85.73914.7152
self-assured (not self-conscious)85.56620.8140
decisive (not hesitant)85.313917.2144
armoured (not vulnerable)85.37017.3122
tasteful (not lewd)85.05517.4124
utilitarian (not decorative)85.02616.065
rhythmic (not stuttering)85.08711.66
reliable (not experimental)84.85318.511
valedictorian (not drop out)84.720627.013
frugal (not lavish)84.62516.9134
guarded (not open)84.317915.5132
formal (not intimate)84.35925.511
🧗 (not 🛌)84.313322.612
German (not English)84.2413.98
strict (not lenient)84.111516.2143
modest (not flamboyant)84.14919.8166
arcane (not mainstream)84.14218.3124
genuine (not sarcastic)84.17221.3141
👽 (not 🤡)83.91819.515
emancipated (not enslaved)83.77323.1148
stable (not moody)83.61421.4155
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.614621.9141
prestigious (not disreputable)83.310618.3173
egalitarian (not racist)83.331813.910
hunter (not gatherer)83.315021.916
logical (not emotional)83.16118.2133
master (not apprentice)82.923917.694
sensible (not ludicrous)82.87322.5155
precise (not vague)82.813023.9126
chill (not offended)82.43826.412
extraordinary (not mundane)82.319221.5131
studious (not goof-off)82.228028.621
equitable (not hypocritical)82.13920.266
bold (not shy)81.851222.6132
self-improving (not self-destructive)81.83523.012
thick-skinned (not sensitive)81.65521.4149
thick (not thin)81.47016.3148
high IQ (not low IQ)81.143915.6143
patient (not impatient)81.16122.796
well behaved (not mischievous)81.06722.7130
blacksmith (not tailor)80.77018.912
literal (not metaphorical)80.35025.8140
penny-pincher (not overspender)80.14217.419
chaste (not lustful)79.93819.6132
attractive (not repulsive)79.936116.5126
🐮 (not 🐷)79.4422.917
dominant (not submissive)79.338621.7152
🐘 (not 🐀)79.34226.915
factual (not poetic)79.211023.313
🥾 (not 👟)79.211528.518
efficient (not overprepared)79.26422.520
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)79.013724.4141
compersive (not jealous)78.86219.9130
soulful (not soulless)78.638923.273
kind (not cruel)78.439718.0135
reclusive (not social)78.310816.324
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.226726.3144
independent (not codependent)78.226727.4178
introspective (not not introspective)78.212518.018
gendered (not androgynous)78.154626.282
methodical (not astonishing)78.013323.4133
nurturing (not poisonous)78.026017.182
jock (not nerd)77.815123.4130
Russian (not French)77.74617.87
permanent (not transient)77.77921.985
📈 (not 📉)77.48620.67
interesting (not tiresome)77.227922.7148
historical (not modern)77.013320.5149
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)76.66918.111
oppressed (not privileged)76.67321.017
alpha (not beta)76.538026.4146
assertive (not passive)76.344922.4160
introvert (not extrovert)76.310322.1163
😊 (not 🤣)76.117424.311
hard (not soft)75.926420.9126
serious (not bold)75.78227.9144
🤖 (not 👻)75.78020.78
first-mate (not captain)75.624528.2193
rigid (not flexible)75.219422.1144
believable (not poorly-written)75.146118.917
cautious (not impulsive)75.017123.4155
patriotic (not unpatriotic)75.027519.617
fresh (not stinky)75.039522.816
humble (not arrogant)74.617823.3159
demure (not vain)74.610022.9143
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.415026.8129
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)74.317630.911
loveable (not punchable)74.229029.319
hard (not soft)74.030523.161
outsider (not insider)73.816124.2127
straight (not queer)73.459725.985
sporty (not bookish)73.020928.1141
😏 (not 😬)72.422322.611
concrete (not abstract)72.221532.613
😇 (not 😈)72.128320.414
genius (not dunce)72.041416.2171
fixable (not unfixable)71.820329.915
conventional (not creative)71.418024.5117
🤐 (not 😜)71.322935.313
physical (not intellectual)71.217322.6123
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)71.227926.313
rural (not urban)71.211825.513
resistant (not resigned)70.944329.1163
old (not young)70.825019.6155
feminist (not sexist)70.751715.810
straightforward (not cryptic)70.636232.8129
narcissistic (not low self esteem)70.638420.312
existentialist (not nihilist)70.615524.757
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.559825.6152
beautiful (not ugly)70.470022.563
gloomy (not sunny)70.333817.923
weird (not normal)70.237824.9141
repetitive (not varied)70.121024.377
devout (not heathen)69.925830.7153
official (not backdoor)69.420528.1175
eloquent (not unpolished)69.148730.5109
macho (not metrosexual)69.119730.015
manicured (not scruffy)68.958628.7171
traditional (not unorthodox)68.923230.779
worldly (not innocent)68.858927.3167
spiritual (not skeptical)68.811329.6133
specialist (not generalist)68.829826.377
flourishing (not traumatized)68.810129.515
empirical (not theoretical)68.715928.2109
minimalist (not pack rat)68.622733.210
gracious (not feisty)68.69525.1124
vibrant (not geriatric)68.551922.715
ferocious (not pacifist)68.350026.9124
explorer (not builder)68.029729.5158
melee (not ranged)67.512731.815
angelic (not demonic)67.343119.9135
civilized (not barbaric)67.259223.2116
hoarder (not unprepared)67.232516.4138
objective (not subjective)67.213127.561
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.120428.5108
suspicious (not awkward)67.053626.1137
vegan (not cannibal)67.032224.312
street-smart (not sheltered)66.854130.1188
complimentary (not insulting)66.739324.671
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.643325.1130
sheriff (not outlaw)66.435930.6135
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.331534.7190
sorrowful (not cheery)66.243918.8140
tactful (not indiscreet)65.746834.123
stylish (not slovenly)65.355926.1129
communal (not individualist)65.315731.077
tense (not relaxed)65.276832.8149
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)65.155828.614
cooperative (not competitive)64.325029.1153
trusting (not charming)64.322526.6139
impartial (not biased)64.34529.6131
🧕 (not 💃)64.316031.67
unassuming (not pretentious)63.922328.716
🐩 (not 🐒)63.940634.17
complicated (not simple)63.861428.3136
disarming (not creepy)63.769128.055
cold (not warm)63.637824.9128
🦇 (not 🐿)63.632824.49
vanilla (not kinky)63.537830.0124
💪 (not 🧠)63.522626.719
🤔 (not 🤫)63.439333.118
reasoned (not instinctual)63.227631.8142
fast (not slow)63.266128.6137
human (not animalistic)63.172926.5133
statist (not anarchist)63.138839.614
💝 (not 💔)62.838931.512
humorless (not funny)62.128928.3140
accepting (not judgemental)62.138928.9138
scientific (not artistic)61.849827.8127
basic (not hipster)61.454830.4108
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)61.025528.223
pronatalist (not child free)60.925632.0125
dry (not moist)60.938734.114
curious (not apathetic)60.773927.5133
dispassionate (not romantic)60.721028.314
poor (not rich)60.635424.5136
classical (not avant-garde)60.651433.051
conspiracist (not sheeple)60.566123.3121
rugged (not refined)60.242831.8136
fortunate (not unlucky)60.237624.8170
leisurely (not hurried)60.231525.8175
😀 (not 😭)60.140725.313
open-minded (not close-minded)59.760627.2228
suspicious (not trusting)59.658428.6140
bossy (not meek)59.579324.6151
shy (not playful)59.419822.3136
aloof (not obsessed)59.113328.5142
secretive (not open-book)59.169127.411
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.081529.2163
🥳 (not 🥴)59.032624.016
luddite (not technophile)58.945226.1139
industrial (not domestic)58.947129.057
🦒 (not 🐐)58.915437.211
glad (not mad)58.638222.08
good-humored (not angry)58.457921.8133
warm (not quarrelsome)58.243725.7125
eastern (not western)58.212328.019
purple (not orange)57.942928.5116
🦄 (not 🐴)57.841838.39
zany (not regular)57.461730.511
punk rock (not preppy)57.143733.018
theist (not atheist)56.937938.965
Roman (not Greek)56.844727.710
politically correct (not edgy)56.741230.6133
sweet (not bitter)56.754625.0110
tame (not wild)56.741331.2155
rough (not smooth)56.449628.6135
philosophical (not real)56.324932.4146
linear (not circular)56.248229.910
morning lark (not night owl)56.038130.6104
realist (not idealist)56.056435.080
bright (not depressed)55.956225.1118
political (not nonpolitical)55.863035.1119
joyful (not miserable)55.840127.214
presidential (not folksy)55.860735.714
monochrome (not multicolored)55.652835.175
corporate (not freelance)55.546539.324
family-first (not work-first)55.158131.9169
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)55.158635.48
🎩 (not 🧢)55.164442.811
deviant (not average)54.772930.3123
awkward (not charming)54.639330.2151
sad (not happy)54.672820.9138
mathematical (not literary)53.943430.1139
liberal (not conservative)53.878334.512
optimistic (not pessimistic)53.658025.4148
off-key (not musical)53.665624.19
crafty (not scholarly)53.275431.6158
triggered (not trolling)53.284125.311
vengeful (not forgiving)53.162726.4132
remote (not involved)53.121831.6128
sleepy (not frenzied)53.113821.216
Swedish (not Italian)53.053430.510
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.773630.2138
extreme (not moderate)52.681727.3134
socialist (not libertarian)52.535532.9111
high-tech (not low-tech)52.359230.2128
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.247933.985
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.166029.8118
rebellious (not obedient)51.680732.3123
authoritarian (not democratic)51.557832.1135
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.567431.417
autistic (not neurotypical)51.219029.3119
🙃 (not 🥰)50.762429.516
🧐 (not 😎)50.661141.115
mild (not spicy)50.546630.3131

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 Teal'c based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Brienne of Tarth (0.85)
  2. John Diggle (0.849)
  3. William Adama (0.841)
  4. Aragorn (0.834)
  5. Optimus Prime (0.811)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.669)
  2. Ian Duncan (-0.669)
  3. James Taggart (-0.621)
  4. Lydia Bennet (-0.62)
  5. Hannah Horvath (-0.617)

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 = 0.56)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.5)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.28)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.18)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.14)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.11)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.07)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.01)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.03)
  10. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.03)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.04)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.08)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.08)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.16)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.27)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.31)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.31)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.32)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.35)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.41)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.45)
  22. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.46)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.53)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.62)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.66)


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