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Lex Luthor Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
rich (not poor)99.411.816
winter (not summer)92.969.19
persistent (not quitter)92.51489.322
high-tech (not low-tech)92.42811.223
individualist (not communal)91.9169.622
complicated (not simple)91.71410.321
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)91.63910.518
rebellious (not obedient)91.6819.023
work-first (not family-first)91.44713.221
competitive (not cooperative)91.310018.123
privileged (not oppressed)91.27017.217
perceptive (not unobservant)91.09320.424
high IQ (not low IQ)90.816818.420
paranoid (not naive)90.768.213
dominant (not submissive)90.31229.618
scientific (not artistic)90.23316.130
driven (not unambitious)90.016318.422
secretive (not open-book)89.86315.537
bold (not shy)89.726016.717
vengeful (not forgiving)89.68713.223
stubborn (not accommodating)89.511513.027
coordinated (not clumsy)89.41079.824
bossy (not meek)89.214511.322
contrarian (not yes-man)88.82420.08
pro (not noob)88.717312.318
genius (not dunce)88.48711.925
diligent (not lazy)88.036412.624
conspiracist (not sheeple)87.83522.020
cunning (not honorable)87.75614.819
genocidal (not not genocidal)87.53013.713
fighter (not lover)87.43316.424
arrogant (not humble)87.316415.221
masculine (not feminine)87.022212.624
guarded (not open)86.815122.023
suspicious (not trusting)86.511522.419
jealous (not compersive)86.54112.720
villainous (not heroic)86.36512.518
🎩 (not 🧢)86.310919.736
intense (not lighthearted)86.316520.221
independent (not codependent)86.111317.823
analysis (not common sense)86.13012.715
precise (not vague)85.97112.216
pretentious (not unassuming)85.98718.418
political (not nonpolitical)85.88917.130
go-getter (not slugabed)85.818319.216
🤑 (not 🤠)85.66423.534
😈 (not 😇)85.612115.630
entitled (not grateful)85.514516.816
motivated (not unmotivated)85.449227.112
distant (not touchy-feely)85.27111.919
studious (not goof-off)85.121212.022
punchable (not loveable)85.09423.122
obsessed (not aloof)84.77523.527
alert (not oblivious)84.616223.429
decisive (not hesitant)84.617318.326
hard (not soft)84.512617.528
demanding (not unchallenging)84.529417.831
two-faced (not one-faced)84.58220.727
demonic (not angelic)84.49812.327
technophile (not luddite)84.45620.916
deranged (not reasonable)84.47516.418
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.333418.126
selfish (not altruistic)84.316217.318
extravagant (not thrifty)84.312220.629
extreme (not moderate)84.222019.730
mad (not glad)84.19617.918
overachiever (not underachiever)84.128122.225
sorrowful (not cheery)84.16413.227
money-focused (not love-focused)84.110420.816
resourceful (not helpless)84.036423.021
haunted (not blissful)84.014117.924
ambitious (not realistic)83.911226.826
serious (not playful)83.818615.924
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.827620.821
🧠 (not 💪)83.626026.527
deviant (not average)83.312417.127
tense (not relaxed)83.028121.431
sad (not happy)82.87812.332
bad boy (not white knight)82.810513.110
cold (not warm)82.713515.726
hard (not soft)82.715418.721
traumatized (not flourishing)82.711715.623
intellectual (not physical)82.626318.024
miserable (not joyful)82.511916.722
gloomy (not sunny)82.511813.915
opinionated (not neutral)82.544017.324
cynical (not gullible)82.417925.813
offended (not chill)82.413517.025
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)82.39022.514
dramatic (not comedic)82.319219.016
hunter (not gatherer)82.019920.418
bookish (not sporty)81.933824.514
charming (not trusting)81.97416.718
fire (not water)81.924024.336
judgemental (not accepting)81.719621.821
poisonous (not nurturing)81.616521.320
workaholic (not slacker)81.651321.329
feisty (not gracious)81.524519.531
pointed (not random)81.530225.115
pensive (not serene)81.46021.622
psychopath (not empath)81.416017.123
bitter (not sweet)81.316313.222
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)81.311732.413
🥶 (not 🥵)81.03721.015
strict (not lenient)80.919425.620
presidential (not folksy)80.613322.418
factual (not poetic)80.511524.515
impatient (not patient)80.128322.020
mischievous (not well behaved)80.035827.322
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.07122.136
weird (not normal)79.922024.118
cultured (not rustic)79.914022.311
biased (not impartial)79.816825.613
assertive (not passive)79.741522.727
🦇 (not 🐿)79.710423.630
experimental (not reliable)79.713923.025
moody (not stable)79.630823.730
industrial (not domestic)79.44925.119
🤐 (not 😜)79.310924.335
quarrelsome (not warm)79.225725.223
nerd (not jock)79.135631.516
neat (not messy)79.032722.526
💀 (not 🎃)79.014025.426
tight (not loose)78.923913.523
antagonist (not protagonist)78.810226.813
cocky (not timid)78.747825.714
captain (not first-mate)78.630726.524
private (not gregarious)78.621723.421
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.431426.228
debased (not pure)78.320917.525
worldly (not innocent)78.339823.626
suspicious (not awkward)78.226923.824
machiavellian (not transparent)78.216121.119
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.119522.719
goth (not flower child)78.110919.010
competent (not incompetent)78.063523.724
pessimistic (not optimistic)77.913425.228
angry (not good-humored)77.913225.023
unorthodox (not traditional)77.826822.721
urban (not rural)77.729027.718
hypocritical (not equitable)77.414823.534
crazy (not sane)77.421717.717
ferocious (not pacifist)77.237624.322
frenzied (not sleepy)76.836723.228
dry (not moist)76.710027.920
salacious (not wholesome)76.421930.717
lustful (not chaste)76.426120.821
authoritarian (not democratic)76.322730.318
logical (not emotional)76.216826.430
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.039528.521
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)75.920025.631
valedictorian (not drop out)75.853728.223
chortling (not giggling)75.819226.520
cosmopolitan (not provincial)75.716726.615
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)75.723027.728
skeptical (not spiritual)75.645019.924
master (not apprentice)75.552024.021
high standards (not desperate)75.531829.025
builder (not explorer)75.39923.922
🤺 (not 🏌)75.147431.635
refined (not rugged)75.032630.222
focused on the future (not focused on the present)75.08424.822
important (not irrelevant)75.075924.016
cruel (not kind)74.917723.220
straight (not queer)74.662821.617
fast (not slow)74.546724.328
triggered (not trolling)74.517025.021
soulless (not soulful)74.315221.621
formal (not intimate)74.322123.434
atheist (not theist)74.329529.320
overspender (not penny-pincher)74.318922.726
lavish (not frugal)74.226328.417
chosen one (not everyman)73.923723.618
active (not slothful)73.878219.832
😭 (not 😀)73.813321.637
cat person (not dog person)73.820427.821
stylish (not slovenly)73.844929.425
businesslike (not chivalrous)73.827326.126
sarcastic (not genuine)73.630723.419
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)73.510525.016
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)73.524431.226
🤖 (not 👻)73.313424.621
depressed (not bright)73.116124.521
monochrome (not multicolored)73.121729.722
washed (not muddy)73.138034.916
resistant (not resigned)72.943829.614
mysterious (not unambiguous)72.925926.119
fearmongering (not reassuring)72.824126.618
frank (not sugarcoated)72.661929.116
jaded (not innocent)72.455030.117
eloquent (not unpolished)72.351332.119
gendered (not androgynous)72.193827.917
wild (not tame)72.052722.432
confidential (not gossiping)71.962029.628
sturdy (not flimsy)71.855428.026
🎨 (not 🏀)71.757926.126
zany (not regular)71.738421.018
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.656828.936
lost (not enlightened)71.525330.224
flamboyant (not modest)71.436728.724
manicured (not scruffy)71.468230.018
🥴 (not 🥳)71.421924.727
armoured (not vulnerable)71.050629.224
corporate (not freelance)70.926334.715
OCD (not ADHD)70.948726.031
interested (not bored)70.853828.320
monotone (not expressive)70.713730.324
modern (not historical)70.637734.319
ranged (not melee)70.212727.021
alpha (not beta)70.264129.237
dispassionate (not romantic)70.213421.718
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.179222.224
emancipated (not enslaved)70.052029.615
insulting (not complimentary)70.033031.416
spicy (not mild)69.757227.824
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.670632.820
hoarder (not unprepared)69.632415.510
heathen (not devout)69.523632.124
dramatic (not no-nonsense)69.539929.231
realist (not idealist)69.531829.926
reserved (not chatty)69.238324.717
close-minded (not open-minded)69.223425.322
cannibal (not vegan)69.236326.726
remote (not involved)69.24727.720
introspective (not not introspective)69.147226.221
outlaw (not sheriff)69.048630.223
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.067630.318
scandalous (not proper)68.945530.724
mighty (not puny)68.670630.124
methodical (not astonishing)68.546532.324
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.563628.620
extraordinary (not mundane)68.468031.232
traitorous (not loyal)68.318024.022
cryptic (not straightforward)68.312627.119
vain (not demure)68.343128.424
charming (not awkward)68.262332.817
indulgent (not sober)68.246037.617
concise (not long-winded)68.124426.931
rational (not whimsical)68.052228.720
tactful (not indiscreet)68.050227.228
rigid (not flexible)67.944422.715
direct (not roundabout)67.970532.117
🧗 (not 🛌)67.859329.428
freak (not normie)67.844826.024
👽 (not 🤡)67.633230.831
night owl (not morning lark)67.557729.519
radical (not centrist)67.533629.815
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)67.465630.714
badass (not weakass)67.489526.935
💔 (not 💝)67.330732.339
on-time (not tardy)67.275829.826
reactive (not proactive)67.026129.711
jealous (not opinionated)66.99133.116
sexist (not feminist)66.628625.018
Swedish (not Italian)66.628229.414
narcissistic (not low self esteem)66.555235.719
preppy (not punk rock)66.464228.716
Russian (not French)66.220231.120
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.257631.933
indie (not pop)66.058133.010
rock (not rap)65.9106929.915
outsider (not insider)65.841129.724
🙃 (not 🥰)65.837130.520
efficient (not overprepared)65.762732.127
fortunate (not unlucky)65.231020.814
specialist (not generalist)65.248934.320
👟 (not 🥾)65.243835.933
basic (not hipster)64.955530.218
🐷 (not 🐮)64.720430.030
playful (not shy)64.684332.216
literal (not metaphorical)64.654426.018
off-key (not musical)64.442633.922
receiving (not giving)64.439530.715
philosophical (not real)64.417322.416
🧐 (not 😎)64.341632.330
📈 (not 📉)64.064832.942
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)63.735637.623
empirical (not theoretical)63.633631.522
Roman (not Greek)63.527136.316
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.370628.016
reclusive (not social)63.145228.535
ugly (not beautiful)63.016529.322
flirtatious (not prudish)62.961932.014
works hard (not plays hard)62.587233.124
trash (not treasure)62.420534.814
arcane (not mainstream)62.257033.826
creepy (not disarming)61.926233.623
street-smart (not sheltered)61.781729.327
oxymoron (not tautology)61.740634.510
introvert (not extrovert)61.642631.221
child free (not pronatalist)61.675434.917
chic (not cheesy)61.647026.311
hedonist (not monastic)61.353228.418
stoic (not expressive)61.243228.123
edgy (not politically correct)61.268229.526
fresh (not stinky)61.294135.021
young (not old)61.186624.917
consistent (not variable)61.169027.224
🐀 (not 🐘)60.942634.928
tall (not short)60.872323.518
western (not eastern)60.677835.622
metrosexual (not macho)60.675328.422
English (not German)60.4129034.231
stingy (not generous)60.444732.227
utilitarian (not decorative)60.380333.523
hypochondriac (not stoic)60.234036.419
hurried (not leisurely)60.065132.022
anarchist (not statist)60.051035.120
sexual (not asexual)60.094334.021
head@clouds (not down2earth)59.952335.324
kinky (not vanilla)59.860731.016
mathematical (not literary)59.838334.027
scrub (not legit)59.821035.721
quiet (not loud)59.755936.818
thin (not thick)59.576134.632
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)59.543832.124
prestigious (not disreputable)59.487232.516
realistic (not fantastical)59.475428.330
interesting (not tiresome)59.0105533.735
thick-skinned (not sensitive)58.967234.322
confident (not insecure)58.8100132.125
objective (not subjective)58.840830.620
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.853233.725
deep (not epic)58.646632.030
rough (not smooth)58.557632.128
humorless (not funny)58.445629.734
practical (not imaginative)58.488036.922
🐩 (not 🐒)58.466836.242
🐐 (not 🦒)58.383835.830
classical (not avant-garde)58.274426.613
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.260933.724
chaotic (not orderly)57.564941.722
curious (not apathetic)57.5107632.422
anxious (not calm)57.584731.225
plastic (not wooden)57.424231.121
never cries (not often crying)57.480832.915
🧕 (not 💃)57.036433.528
geriatric (not vibrant)57.029526.923
princess (not queen)57.046826.48
Coke (not Pepsi)56.953636.224
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.994132.533
unemotional (not emotional)56.833331.218
ludicrous (not sensible)56.752933.924
🐴 (not 🦄)56.679137.733
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.686131.919
serious (not bold)56.457931.725
deep (not shallow)56.496234.521
🤣 (not 😊)56.250533.033
💩 (not 🌟)56.132630.632
😬 (not 😏)56.051439.133
neurotypical (not autistic)55.9126428.820
scholarly (not crafty)55.955432.929
nihilist (not existentialist)55.934731.023
repulsive (not attractive)55.432932.422
resolute (not wavering)55.4113935.617
instinctual (not reasoned)55.381631.117
purple (not orange)55.265636.619
cool (not dorky)55.284430.617
envious (not prideful)55.118238.937
barbaric (not civilized)55.043628.120
human (not animalistic)55.0115430.819
conservative (not liberal)55.047436.327
exaggerating (not factual)54.975028.926
linear (not circular)54.470634.331
picky (not always down)54.489032.99
concrete (not abstract)54.392234.228
🤫 (not 🤔)54.344639.423
repetitive (not varied)54.292426.425
believable (not poorly-written)54.1154330.113
quirky (not predictable)54.177027.914
exuberant (not subdued)54.093927.912
clean (not perverted)54.0105133.725
devoted (not unfaithful)54.0135735.610
careful (not brave)53.849831.327
gamer (not non-gamer)53.751935.228
wise (not foolish)53.692426.415
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.6104438.117
trendy (not vintage)53.638831.326
still (not twitchy)53.656330.631
unfixable (not fixable)53.553232.712
sage (not whippersnapper)53.568926.524
mature (not juvenile)53.489333.423
tailor (not blacksmith)53.1100129.915
air (not earth)53.042131.825
unpatriotic (not patriotic)52.336227.922
racist (not egalitarian)52.326234.521
thinker (not doer)52.348434.725
creative (not conventional)52.287436.730
profound (not ironic)52.173728.013
respectful (not rude)51.4101825.516
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.476229.316
official (not backdoor)51.473536.821
socialist (not libertarian)51.353836.015
pack rat (not minimalist)51.369630.326
healthy (not sickly)51.2126132.630
cringeworthy (not inspiring)51.265828.318
interrupting (not attentive)51.277836.821
impulsive (not cautious)51.184834.827
transient (not permanent)50.867929.222
tasteful (not lewd)50.4115131.519

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 (0.877)
  2. Lionel Luthor (0.864)
  3. Tyrell Wellick (0.862)
  4. Lady Macbeth (0.845)
  5. Hans Gruber (0.843)
  6. Rowan Pope (0.836)
  7. Scorpius (0.833)
  8. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.833)
  9. Cersei Lannister (0.832)
  10. The Queen (0.828)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.665)
  2. Flounder (-0.648)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.645)
  4. Little John (-0.627)
  5. Kevin Malone (-0.621)
  6. Nelson Bighetti (-0.616)
  7. Steve Brady (-0.606)
  8. Pumbaa (-0.6)
  9. The Scarecrow (-0.6)
  10. Rex (-0.594)

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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