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Lex Luthor Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Lex Luthor 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
rich (not poor)99.411.816
high-tech (not low-tech)92.43711.223
complicated (not simple)92.11810.222
persistent (not quitter)91.82259.823
privileged (not oppressed)91.77316.419
competitive (not cooperative)91.69917.824
individualist (not communal)91.61410.427
work-first (not family-first)91.64712.723
perceptive (not unobservant)91.59419.726
high IQ (not low IQ)91.318016.726
vengeful (not forgiving)90.38812.726
scientific (not artistic)90.04615.633
driven (not unambitious)90.019718.422
coordinated (not clumsy)89.81219.825
secretive (not open-book)89.87415.338
bold (not shy)89.728316.717
rebellious (not obedient)89.414613.026
paranoid (not naive)89.299.514
dominant (not submissive)88.918711.223
genius (not dunce)88.810111.926
pro (not noob)88.522012.520
guarded (not open)88.412620.428
cunning (not honorable)88.35514.720
stubborn (not accommodating)88.316613.630
analysis (not common sense)88.32312.220
diligent (not lazy)88.242012.226
conspiracist (not sheeple)88.23721.521
independent (not codependent)88.08516.928
fighter (not lover)87.93516.325
bossy (not meek)87.720511.325
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)87.611417.823
political (not nonpolitical)87.57516.535
entitled (not grateful)87.413315.322
arrogant (not humble)87.218114.822
suspicious (not trusting)86.812121.521
precise (not vague)86.76512.317
jealous (not compersive)86.55512.122
🤑 (not 🤠)86.56222.738
winter (not summer)86.44921.813
genocidal (not not genocidal)86.44413.714
🎩 (not 🧢)86.313819.736
intense (not lighthearted)86.320620.221
masculine (not feminine)86.029013.425
contrarian (not yes-man)86.04023.213
go-getter (not slugabed)85.820819.216
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)85.77829.517
distant (not touchy-feely)85.79211.920
😈 (not 😇)85.614015.630
demanding (not unchallenging)85.527517.633
obsessed (not aloof)85.47922.829
motivated (not unmotivated)85.459424.715
technophile (not luddite)85.35420.119
villainous (not heroic)85.08717.121
resourceful (not helpless)85.037321.824
🧠 (not 💪)85.025625.530
decisive (not hesitant)84.919518.027
pretentious (not unassuming)84.911418.319
alert (not oblivious)84.618823.429
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.538217.827
hard (not soft)84.514317.528
mad (not glad)84.511116.723
hunter (not gatherer)84.516419.921
extreme (not moderate)84.425318.934
demonic (not angelic)84.311512.128
haunted (not blissful)84.316317.226
ambitious (not realistic)84.213325.828
punchable (not loveable)84.111522.624
opinionated (not neutral)84.044716.927
serious (not playful)83.822815.924
antagonist (not protagonist)83.87423.320
sorrowful (not cheery)83.69113.328
selfish (not altruistic)83.418918.320
traumatized (not flourishing)83.413215.524
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.433121.527
sad (not happy)83.38912.234
tense (not relaxed)83.231621.132
hard (not soft)83.216218.023
gloomy (not sunny)82.814513.619
cold (not warm)82.715415.726
poisonous (not nurturing)82.717720.722
studious (not goof-off)82.735315.324
intellectual (not physical)82.629818.024
deviant (not average)82.615917.031
cynical (not gullible)82.521323.920
workaholic (not slacker)82.356720.632
psychopath (not empath)82.216617.124
deranged (not reasonable)82.211119.022
two-faced (not one-faced)82.212823.528
bookish (not sporty)81.939624.514
overachiever (not underachiever)81.845025.128
cultured (not rustic)81.612719.715
pensive (not serene)81.46121.622
bitter (not sweet)81.319213.424
industrial (not domestic)81.34024.621
pointed (not random)81.236623.718
money-focused (not love-focused)81.214521.622
judgemental (not accepting)81.223721.422
nerd (not jock)81.134629.220
strict (not lenient)81.022525.021
goth (not flower child)80.811017.813
miserable (not joyful)80.518217.424
experimental (not reliable)80.513922.427
mischievous (not well behaved)80.439726.224
assertive (not passive)80.443822.030
extravagant (not thrifty)80.421425.031
moody (not stable)80.333023.631
presidential (not folksy)80.317121.819
cocky (not timid)80.348024.616
factual (not poetic)80.014023.818
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.917522.324
offended (not chill)79.920020.428
🤐 (not 😜)79.813624.236
machiavellian (not transparent)79.815020.023
🦇 (not 🐿)79.713423.630
fire (not water)79.734126.539
urban (not rural)79.427126.621
biased (not impartial)79.419923.216
dramatic (not comedic)79.334821.917
tight (not loose)79.228313.025
debased (not pure)79.220717.227
quarrelsome (not warm)79.228925.223
neat (not messy)79.237421.728
charming (not trusting)79.114020.621
💀 (not 🎃)79.016025.426
angry (not good-humored)78.813624.824
authoritarian (not democratic)78.720829.620
suspicious (not awkward)78.728022.928
captain (not first-mate)78.636026.524
lavish (not frugal)78.619325.625
feisty (not gracious)78.538422.334
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)78.510024.939
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.435826.228
worldly (not innocent)78.345623.127
weird (not normal)77.931725.019
logical (not emotional)77.218325.832
businesslike (not chivalrous)76.923925.131
lustful (not chaste)76.828020.422
valedictorian (not drop out)76.857928.024
jaded (not innocent)76.847528.122
skeptical (not spiritual)76.646720.025
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)76.620726.216
salacious (not wholesome)76.423930.717
ferocious (not pacifist)76.446423.926
frenzied (not sleepy)76.345322.731
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)76.125127.230
🤺 (not 🏌)76.051630.441
master (not apprentice)75.959023.522
hypocritical (not equitable)75.920523.837
competent (not incompetent)75.983025.926
crazy (not sane)75.928217.121
frank (not sugarcoated)75.856127.320
impatient (not patient)75.845429.224
pessimistic (not optimistic)75.720125.735
overspender (not penny-pincher)75.718823.531
bad boy (not white knight)75.725020.213
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.647428.324
unorthodox (not traditional)75.640123.424
important (not irrelevant)75.587823.417
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)75.524730.229
🥶 (not 🥵)75.49127.820
cruel (not kind)75.319722.222
focused on the future (not focused on the present)75.39624.323
refined (not rugged)75.237429.225
😭 (not 😀)74.913721.639
private (not gregarious)74.740127.423
triggered (not trolling)74.520525.021
straight (not queer)74.470020.619
formal (not intimate)74.326323.035
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)74.327926.133
manicured (not scruffy)74.370429.720
soulless (not soulful)74.217321.623
fearmongering (not reassuring)74.225426.619
sarcastic (not genuine)74.133422.321
fast (not slow)74.058024.129
chosen one (not everyman)73.926123.618
high standards (not desperate)73.743831.028
active (not slothful)73.695320.235
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.678022.528
cat person (not dog person)73.625227.527
🤖 (not 👻)73.316024.621
sturdy (not flimsy)73.159227.528
atheist (not theist)73.139128.226
resistant (not resigned)72.952529.614
hoarder (not unprepared)72.924520.516
cosmopolitan (not provincial)72.924129.418
zany (not regular)72.840918.924
armoured (not vulnerable)72.850528.826
chortling (not giggling)72.735428.626
🥴 (not 🥳)72.722724.429
insulting (not complimentary)71.834131.317
night owl (not morning lark)71.754227.125
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.668428.936
confidential (not gossiping)71.675529.129
lost (not enlightened)71.529230.224
dry (not moist)71.421930.524
wild (not tame)71.363622.236
stylish (not slovenly)71.262030.928
monotone (not expressive)71.216429.426
extraordinary (not mundane)71.169930.137
monochrome (not multicolored)71.130330.523
corporate (not freelance)70.929934.715
OCD (not ADHD)70.954326.031
flamboyant (not modest)70.842828.325
gendered (not androgynous)70.8116127.618
ranged (not melee)70.812630.025
depressed (not bright)70.725326.322
mysterious (not unambiguous)70.735726.322
introspective (not not introspective)70.748925.823
eloquent (not unpolished)70.664532.121
mighty (not puny)70.574929.726
alpha (not beta)70.573128.440
scandalous (not proper)70.550130.026
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)70.420029.218
dispassionate (not romantic)70.315521.219
spicy (not mild)70.264527.626
indulgent (not sober)70.047637.318
methodical (not astonishing)70.047331.626
builder (not explorer)69.925928.727
modern (not historical)69.846033.522
🎨 (not 🏀)69.873627.327
💔 (not 💝)69.730932.242
outlaw (not sheriff)69.655329.827
on-time (not tardy)69.581628.830
reserved (not chatty)69.247424.717
remote (not involved)69.25527.720
indie (not pop)69.058431.312
washed (not muddy)69.063935.024
emancipated (not enslaved)68.965431.318
Roman (not Greek)68.914033.521
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.983128.820
close-minded (not open-minded)68.827524.823
cannibal (not vegan)68.542427.228
traitorous (not loyal)68.321124.022
cryptic (not straightforward)68.314427.119
open to new experinces (not uncreative)68.389932.222
vain (not demure)68.347728.424
specialist (not generalist)68.245534.122
👟 (not 🥾)68.140935.736
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.058234.222
interested (not bored)68.080930.022
fortunate (not unlucky)67.928420.716
rigid (not flexible)67.951322.715
direct (not roundabout)67.883232.520
realist (not idealist)67.842030.528
freak (not normie)67.853125.026
👽 (not 🤡)67.637930.831
sexist (not feminist)67.631225.221
rational (not whimsical)67.561929.422
radical (not centrist)67.541729.815
🙃 (not 🥰)67.437730.621
rock (not rap)67.4117126.322
badass (not weakass)67.4106226.536
concise (not long-winded)67.431528.233
🧗 (not 🛌)67.175629.230
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.054330.433
🐷 (not 🐮)67.019429.933
Swedish (not Italian)66.933927.516
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.581229.321
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.265831.933
literal (not metaphorical)65.857128.723
tactful (not indiscreet)65.767529.429
jealous (not opinionated)65.111931.627
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)64.838636.325
📈 (not 📉)64.774332.546
receiving (not giving)64.445330.715
philosophical (not real)64.420522.416
efficient (not overprepared)64.481632.228
main character (not side character)64.368725.910
reclusive (not social)64.250528.237
outsider (not insider)64.153530.826
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)64.188632.015
charming (not awkward)63.986534.222
playful (not shy)63.9100729.223
off-key (not musical)63.853732.226
trash (not treasure)63.521633.617
consistent (not variable)63.471527.629
anarchist (not statist)63.251334.625
ugly (not beautiful)63.018129.322
preppy (not punk rock)63.083931.018
heathen (not devout)62.944434.028
🧐 (not 😎)62.952532.232
chic (not cheesy)62.852225.113
edgy (not politically correct)62.675628.928
works hard (not plays hard)62.5101233.124
utilitarian (not decorative)62.385532.426
Russian (not French)62.331134.423
mathematical (not literary)62.239233.929
kinky (not vanilla)62.163531.517
stingy (not generous)61.946932.528
introvert (not extrovert)61.850430.124
fast-talking (not slow-talking)61.789327.917
child free (not pronatalist)61.590635.019
tall (not short)61.483325.040
western (not eastern)61.393235.525
head@clouds (not down2earth)61.258935.225
creepy (not disarming)61.231732.725
hedonist (not monastic)61.062128.125
🐐 (not 🦒)61.083835.333
oxymoron (not tautology)60.850532.213
English (not German)60.7148234.333
young (not old)60.6104424.318
🐀 (not 🐘)60.653734.329
metrosexual (not macho)60.687828.422
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)60.456434.026
human (not animalistic)60.3121331.023
confident (not insecure)60.0112232.730
interesting (not tiresome)60.0121133.740
hurried (not leisurely)60.077832.022
arcane (not mainstream)59.978435.127
empirical (not theoretical)59.661033.024
ludicrous (not sensible)59.653434.126
thin (not thick)59.591234.632
deep (not epic)59.553431.831
quiet (not loud)59.469435.221
never cries (not often crying)59.488632.816
fresh (not stinky)59.3116435.322
🐩 (not 🐒)59.276036.145
neurotypical (not autistic)59.0129329.824
thick-skinned (not sensitive)58.978034.322
curious (not apathetic)58.8121532.025
🐴 (not 🦄)58.886537.735
scrub (not legit)58.725435.024
picky (not always down)58.784030.314
basic (not hipster)58.492133.725
practical (not imaginative)58.4103236.922
unemotional (not emotional)58.432431.119
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)58.355933.326
hard-work (not natural-talent)58.2103532.834
resolute (not wavering)58.0123337.021
quirky (not predictable)58.074530.220
deep (not shallow)57.8107633.124
bad-cook (not good-cook)57.871333.125
cool (not dorky)57.791331.518
realistic (not fantastical)57.694430.434
plastic (not wooden)57.428229.324
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.3104139.621
barbaric (not civilized)57.246829.021
scholarly (not crafty)57.159632.631
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.1100131.421
princess (not queen)57.054826.48
street-smart (not sheltered)56.9109932.431
Coke (not Pepsi)56.961836.224
stoic (not expressive)56.764229.326
rough (not smooth)56.674130.934
🧕 (not 💃)56.644734.830
chaotic (not orderly)56.479041.524
repulsive (not attractive)56.335232.023
classical (not avant-garde)56.393829.715
conservative (not liberal)56.252736.228
🤣 (not 😊)56.257633.033
serious (not bold)56.168831.327
trendy (not vintage)56.139430.330
😬 (not 😏)55.960938.235
reactive (not proactive)55.684735.815
careful (not brave)55.550930.931
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.533933.223
💩 (not 🌟)55.438631.634
sexual (not asexual)55.4124432.029
humorless (not funny)55.362531.037
linear (not circular)55.378334.232
envious (not prideful)55.022839.741
exaggerating (not factual)54.986928.926
anxious (not calm)54.8107931.627
prestigious (not disreputable)54.6116834.018
flirtatious (not prudish)54.498630.924
purple (not orange)54.283336.622
repetitive (not varied)54.2107226.425
geriatric (not vibrant)54.243430.026
unfixable (not fixable)54.260034.114
objective (not subjective)54.074033.124
exuberant (not subdued)54.0108427.912
official (not backdoor)53.977337.124
still (not twitchy)53.965230.232
🤫 (not 🤔)53.556539.825
gamer (not non-gamer)53.363836.130
instinctual (not reasoned)53.2106931.518
nihilist (not existentialist)53.250531.225
tasteful (not lewd)53.1129330.726
tailor (not blacksmith)53.1117929.016
interrupting (not attentive)53.183735.723
respectful (not rude)52.6118225.217
racist (not egalitarian)52.329734.521
concrete (not abstract)52.3113033.930
sage (not whippersnapper)52.188626.127
clean (not perverted)52.1130334.326
believable (not poorly-written)51.9186230.014
unpatriotic (not patriotic)51.747130.929
juvenile (not mature)51.684434.725
transient (not permanent)51.577328.723
ironic (not profound)51.499728.414
socialist (not libertarian)51.368536.015
air (not earth)51.358032.226
cringeworthy (not inspiring)51.276228.318
doer (not thinker)51.2134734.627
hypochondriac (not stoic)51.273236.028
wise (not foolish)51.1116227.918
impulsive (not cautious)51.1100334.827
devoted (not unfaithful)51.0167837.713
healthy (not sickly)50.3149532.433
pack rat (not minimalist)50.783329.029
conventional (not creative)50.690436.934

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Harry Wells (0.881)
  2. Lionel Luthor (0.874)
  3. Tyrell Wellick (0.865)
  4. Hunter Aloysius Percy (0.862)
  5. Light Yagami (0.859)
  6. Malcolm Merlyn (0.853)
  7. Hans Gruber (0.85)
  8. General Kirigan (0.847)
  9. Lady Macbeth (0.847)
  10. Scorpius (0.846)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.67)
  2. Flounder (-0.654)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.649)
  4. Little John (-0.634)
  5. Kevin Malone (-0.625)
  6. Nelson Bighetti (-0.618)
  7. Lenny (-0.618)
  8. Steve Brady (-0.613)
  9. The Scarecrow (-0.604)
  10. Pumbaa (-0.601)

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

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


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