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Clark Kent Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Clark Kent is a character from Smallville.

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
protagonist (not antagonist)98.214.520
white knight (not bad boy)95.028.020
soulful (not soulless)94.6126.423
confidential (not gossiping)93.41512.526
important (not irrelevant)93.44713.025
love-focused (not money-focused)93.3309.723
generous (not stingy)93.249.522
motivated (not unmotivated)93.21209.723
heroic (not villainous)93.03712.220
🧗 (not 🛌)92.9199.935
devoted (not unfaithful)92.4869.315
loyal (not traitorous)92.312711.522
beautiful (not ugly)92.015611.431
mighty (not puny)91.23414.724
healthy (not sickly)91.12010.730
respectful (not rude)90.83219.527
active (not slothful)90.710211.330
wholesome (not salacious)90.72911.420
masculine (not feminine)90.315015.930
persistent (not quitter)90.131720.814
altruistic (not selfish)90.11315.028
kind (not cruel)90.012018.134
attractive (not repulsive)89.711818.731
empath (not psychopath)89.44416.432
forgiving (not vengeful)89.23717.128
dog person (not cat person)89.11911.521
treasure (not trash)88.911911.116
resourceful (not helpless)88.919717.328
humble (not arrogant)88.82911.521
giving (not receiving)88.34018.220
clean (not perverted)88.110418.638
tall (not short)87.96910.531
honorable (not cunning)87.83114.728
diligent (not lazy)87.843815.824
workaholic (not slacker)87.726513.235
😇 (not 😈)87.75815.246
English (not German)87.74421.034
egalitarian (not racist)87.624815.420
patriotic (not unpatriotic)87.56614.124
fast (not slow)87.47719.935
🌟 (not 💩)87.118315.333
🤠 (not 🤑)86.74517.937
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)86.22621.541
😊 (not 🤣)86.22815.730
works hard (not plays hard)85.812721.515
nurturing (not poisonous)85.812513.428
extraordinary (not mundane)85.716121.731
rustic (not cultured)85.42114.013
reassuring (not fearmongering)85.15416.518
🧢 (not 🎩)84.97920.935
badass (not weakass)84.741921.229
grateful (not entitled)84.46013.925
emotional (not unemotional)84.323315.722
overachiever (not underachiever)84.034612.125
gendered (not androgynous)83.934531.021
angelic (not demonic)83.911919.623
family-first (not work-first)83.815716.725
romantic (not dispassionate)83.818617.924
chivalrous (not businesslike)83.81822.728
complimentary (not insulting)83.78421.425
sweet (not bitter)83.512415.625
genuine (not sarcastic)83.310515.528
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)83.37024.228
civilized (not barbaric)83.030617.734
sheriff (not outlaw)83.014424.627
🐘 (not 🐀)83.02917.024
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.733123.426
basic (not hipster)82.39324.319
attentive (not interrupting)82.16616.126
accepting (not judgemental)82.011720.329
loveable (not punchable)82.019220.321
optimistic (not pessimistic)81.812725.721
trusting (not suspicious)81.77220.124
physical (not intellectual)81.610020.423
vanilla (not kinky)81.47517.217
sturdy (not flimsy)81.328527.920
captain (not first-mate)81.230528.338
👽 (not 🤡)81.25622.537
consistent (not variable)81.19522.714
🏀 (not 🎨)81.116623.640
💝 (not 💔)81.011022.027
one-faced (not two-faced)80.930225.234
secretive (not open-book)80.931324.734
warm (not cold)80.823022.230
involved (not remote)80.818225.419
pure (not debased)80.715117.626
main character (not side character)80.738626.811
go-getter (not slugabed)80.549123.719
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.541624.913
frugal (not lavish)80.47915.721
young (not old)80.438718.216
🥾 (not 👟)80.415430.428
legit (not scrub)80.232316.726
stoic (not hypochondriac)79.911517.122
alpha (not beta)79.646022.433
tactful (not indiscreet)79.413317.326
disarming (not creepy)79.325621.425
well behaved (not mischievous)79.214125.026
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)79.231629.925
warm (not quarrelsome)79.114117.817
driven (not unambitious)78.787026.518
equitable (not hypocritical)78.611627.930
politically correct (not edgy)78.59623.429
tight (not loose)78.331916.727
fixable (not unfixable)78.26322.021
high IQ (not low IQ)78.179522.122
curious (not apathetic)77.831021.023
gracious (not feisty)77.84325.818
guarded (not open)77.557918.219
sensible (not ludicrous)77.525019.931
monastic (not hedonist)77.42723.826
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)77.414925.523
🐮 (not 🐷)77.31722.949
modest (not flamboyant)77.223223.621
profound (not ironic)77.17125.715
proper (not scandalous)76.826421.024
reasonable (not deranged)76.730623.719
tasteful (not lewd)76.627422.734
deep (not shallow)76.530015.525
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)76.321720.123
pro (not noob)76.269627.823
innocent (not jaded)76.212117.215
flower child (not goth)76.142224.818
glad (not mad)76.017023.225
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)75.914924.426
blacksmith (not tailor)75.916422.123
compersive (not jealous)75.815123.126
💪 (not 🧠)75.714124.938
idealist (not realist)75.520521.621
🥰 (not 🙃)75.319426.522
freelance (not corporate)75.345826.624
interested (not bored)75.343222.931
doer (not thinker)75.334821.627
permanent (not transient)75.216028.527
chosen one (not everyman)75.122734.021
resistant (not resigned)75.038723.526
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.032628.423
reliable (not experimental)74.931330.819
vintage (not trendy)74.954524.626
interesting (not tiresome)74.855425.225
wooden (not plastic)74.733722.025
dramatic (not comedic)74.653524.836
classical (not avant-garde)74.422921.816
resolute (not wavering)74.346224.325
rock (not rap)74.368226.325
brave (not careful)74.046628.626
existentialist (not nihilist)74.010920.928
preppy (not punk rock)74.048525.322
vibrant (not geriatric)73.755427.127
macho (not metrosexual)73.618624.825
fresh (not stinky)73.566922.920
feminist (not sexist)72.975519.028
📈 (not 📉)72.928131.240
sane (not crazy)72.728220.121
🤺 (not 🏌)72.667330.227
self-disciplined (not disorganized)72.685529.837
self-improving (not self-destructive)72.621529.032
competent (not incompetent)72.598727.924
frenzied (not sleepy)72.468719.326
complicated (not simple)72.363232.721
predictable (not quirky)72.315425.626
quiet (not loud)72.134326.425
gullible (not cynical)72.118323.220
fortunate (not unlucky)71.520429.920
introspective (not not introspective)71.544824.428
prestigious (not disreputable)71.254129.613
rural (not urban)71.018531.327
cheesy (not chic)71.036524.423
soft (not hard)70.935222.923
bashful (not exhibitionist)70.910322.131
sunny (not gloomy)70.838825.318
outsider (not insider)70.729729.226
assertive (not passive)70.782322.326
thrifty (not extravagant)70.629325.031
cooperative (not competitive)70.425931.717
straight (not queer)70.488734.124
private (not gregarious)70.359829.222
devout (not heathen)69.935217.514
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')69.51123.812
reserved (not chatty)69.347027.629
theist (not atheist)69.021025.623
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)69.025429.323
hurried (not leisurely)68.837219.829
pointed (not random)68.891229.029
🥵 (not 🥶)68.837620.519
prideful (not envious)68.580728.153
low self esteem (not narcissistic)68.425823.430
rigid (not flexible)68.349828.618
scientific (not artistic)68.157226.232
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.143427.418
mature (not juvenile)68.062524.529
believable (not poorly-written)68.0121223.225
timid (not cocky)67.917924.816
triggered (not trolling)67.856123.023
sugarcoated (not frank)67.47229.517
neurotypical (not autistic)67.389529.021
precise (not vague)67.374127.527
astonishing (not methodical)67.226528.721
literary (not mathematical)67.156230.227
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.126827.519
obedient (not rebellious)67.036023.623
valedictorian (not drop out)67.090927.224
concise (not long-winded)67.033724.827
knowledgeable (not ignorant)66.997126.926
rugged (not refined)66.847530.520
open to new experinces (not uncreative)66.696629.821
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.634133.530
off-key (not musical)66.641527.228
official (not backdoor)66.336429.626
regular (not zany)66.327028.531
confident (not insecure)66.291530.025
😏 (not 😬)66.255034.135
chill (not offended)66.230925.519
awkward (not suspicious)66.131327.523
chaste (not lustful)66.032830.620
summer (not winter)66.057535.128
ambitious (not realistic)65.768131.530
poor (not rich)65.542924.927
efficient (not overprepared)65.574228.822
fantastical (not realistic)65.344930.628
thick (not thin)65.238223.929
open-minded (not close-minded)65.271529.622
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)65.235332.021
bright (not depressed)65.149424.826
democratic (not authoritarian)65.058534.429
shy (not playful)65.019419.922
sexual (not asexual)65.092024.128
high standards (not desperate)65.073626.628
demure (not vain)64.943231.916
washed (not muddy)64.981327.919
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)64.978032.917
😎 (not 🧐)64.865732.537
weird (not normal)64.673226.230
statist (not anarchist)64.650728.011
good-humored (not angry)64.372028.726
😀 (not 😭)64.348928.740
perceptive (not unobservant)64.2133627.727
penny-pincher (not overspender)63.761527.932
instinctual (not reasoned)63.669529.529
real (not philosophical)63.581232.432
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.562230.128
alert (not oblivious)63.496730.232
concrete (not abstract)63.367330.827
non-gamer (not gamer)63.382337.729
opinionated (not neutral)63.3142731.632
domestic (not industrial)62.942330.227
yes-man (not contrarian)62.927720.317
🎃 (not 💀)62.848232.931
pop (not indie)62.628730.019
serious (not playful)62.590428.724
conventional (not creative)62.550531.714
neat (not messy)62.593026.320
liberal (not conservative)62.485232.416
joyful (not miserable)62.346217.422
multicolored (not monochrome)62.254732.924
direct (not roundabout)62.1104929.531
empirical (not theoretical)61.948528.935
🥳 (not 🥴)61.938332.129
lover (not fighter)61.962134.327
western (not eastern)61.889436.013
cheery (not sorrowful)61.649728.334
vegan (not cannibal)61.671720.820
sober (not indulgent)61.454033.025
ADHD (not OCD)61.448129.322
morning lark (not night owl)61.342328.021
folksy (not presidential)61.356433.018
decisive (not hesitant)61.1110525.927
utilitarian (not decorative)61.190431.622
extreme (not moderate)61.097032.322
natural-talent (not hard-work)60.933235.648
tense (not relaxed)60.8132130.623
traditional (not unorthodox)60.557532.022
intimate (not formal)60.567828.532
introvert (not extrovert)60.454326.621
low-tech (not high-tech)60.369227.626
dorky (not cool)60.359731.326
minimalist (not pack rat)60.366331.918
deliberate (not spontaneous)60.298835.222
specialist (not generalist)60.283132.222
🐿 (not 🦇)60.085331.428
pensive (not serene)60.0126829.737
mild (not spicy)59.745829.623
unprepared (not hoarder)59.737926.326
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.758328.031
sporty (not bookish)59.658224.216
charming (not awkward)59.3101428.131
demanding (not unchallenging)59.3135131.634
opinionated (not jealous)59.3129129.618
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)59.170322.327
haunted (not blissful)59.1112424.231
🤖 (not 👻)59.060433.638
pronatalist (not child free)58.741533.821
spontaneous (not scheduled)58.668530.319
wise (not foolish)58.490930.531
unassuming (not pretentious)58.452232.617
repetitive (not varied)58.385335.323
innocent (not worldly)58.240427.523
emotional (not logical)57.887930.729
factual (not exaggerating)57.878131.027
freak (not normie)57.786326.436
soft (not hard)57.569729.919
mysterious (not unambiguous)57.569432.924
studious (not goof-off)57.5121627.218
slovenly (not stylish)57.450930.714
smooth (not rough)57.476323.625
practical (not imaginative)57.4107633.920
manicured (not scruffy)57.3113925.430
tame (not wild)57.360430.336
common sense (not analysis)57.348629.222
happy (not sad)57.153227.633
epic (not deep)57.169731.432
human (not animalistic)57.0131230.923
Greek (not Roman)56.943935.226
humorless (not funny)56.859022.329
independent (not codependent)56.8112039.717
naive (not paranoid)56.845231.621
🐩 (not 🐒)56.686034.532
transparent (not machiavellian)56.678537.613
calm (not anxious)56.559733.423
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.532032.626
scholarly (not crafty)56.561029.531
queen (not princess)56.5107636.323
centrist (not radical)56.458231.214
😜 (not 🤐)56.277733.224
nonpolitical (not political)56.061037.122
jock (not nerd)56.071121.121
lost (not enlightened)56.086926.536
fire (not water)56.0107333.524
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.950025.017
armoured (not vulnerable)55.7109328.629
chortling (not giggling)55.7112629.318
hunter (not gatherer)55.795129.519
Swedish (not Italian)55.673229.915
coordinated (not clumsy)55.0124334.823
metaphorical (not literal)55.046831.221
French (not Russian)55.0110123.830
earth (not air)55.0118332.127
cryptic (not straightforward)54.937837.523
sensitive (not thick-skinned)54.978034.125
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.8115226.125
melee (not ranged)54.852734.813
Coke (not Pepsi)54.876539.228
stoic (not expressive)54.768528.524
meek (not bossy)54.651126.923
subjective (not objective)54.678734.819
stubborn (not accommodating)54.5143637.128
obsessed (not aloof)54.3130326.319
orderly (not chaotic)54.296728.436
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.297633.124
poetic (not factual)54.270932.714
communal (not individualist)54.160336.226
unpolished (not eloquent)54.066624.634
always down (not picky)53.961422.820
exuberant (not subdued)53.8109132.127
dry (not moist)53.686929.016
on-time (not tardy)53.6125631.440
pacifist (not ferocious)53.370034.222
average (not deviant)53.364131.727
linear (not circular)53.288724.620
sage (not whippersnapper)53.284333.323
arcane (not mainstream)53.1108332.619
privileged (not oppressed)53.1125827.924
builder (not explorer)53.084431.324
never cries (not often crying)52.9109324.816
cautious (not impulsive)52.891333.630
spiritual (not skeptical)52.746629.928
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.797425.522
luddite (not technophile)52.793529.222
flourishing (not traumatized)52.753126.416
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.6102038.735
modern (not historical)52.6106728.820
sheltered (not street-smart)52.667131.720
🐴 (not 🦄)52.5109640.940
socialist (not libertarian)52.460431.717
orange (not purple)52.491529.431
🤫 (not 🤔)52.462134.744
🦒 (not 🐐)52.445334.348
stuttering (not rhythmic)52.443928.514
flirtatious (not prudish)52.3105032.222
moody (not stable)52.2129829.425
distant (not touchy-feely)52.2107832.726
shy (not bold)52.127531.718
trusting (not charming)52.184031.921
💃 (not 🧕)51.7129232.333
proactive (not reactive)51.779237.018
master (not apprentice)51.6129830.921
social (not reclusive)51.6106727.027
monotone (not expressive)51.669833.319
tautology (not oxymoron)51.556727.517
self-assured (not self-conscious)51.4137628.630
twitchy (not still)51.4120831.528
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)51.2112524.331
submissive (not dominant)51.165026.615
genius (not dunce)51.0142528.624
lenient (not strict)50.190930.022
emancipated (not enslaved)50.9148030.514
impatient (not patient)50.1126331.327
whimsical (not rational)50.279531.625
bold (not serious)50.2110935.425
lighthearted (not intense)50.262731.922
impartial (not biased)50.341030.420

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Captain America (0.804)
  2. Jack Pearson (0.781)
  3. Will Gorski (0.78)
  4. David Nolan (0.775)
  5. Kara Danvers (0.765)
  6. Jon Snow (0.755)
  7. Will Turner (0.746)
  8. Barry Allen (0.74)
  9. Luke Skywalker (0.74)
  10. Sheriff Truman (0.734)
  1. Dennis Nedry (-0.616)
  2. Prince John (-0.585)
  3. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.579)
  4. Ryan Howard (-0.577)
  5. Arturo Roman (-0.562)
  6. Ian Duncan (-0.556)
  7. Cypher (-0.551)
  8. James Taggart (-0.528)
  9. Pierce Hawthorne (-0.526)
  10. Commodus (-0.523)

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

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


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