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Lionel Luthor Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Lionel 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
work-first (not family-first)93.52510.128
workaholic (not slacker)93.3588.927
vengeful (not forgiving)92.26010.020
worldly (not innocent)91.9109.417
narcissistic (not low self esteem)91.93610.823
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)91.71810.821
motivated (not unmotivated)91.42108.014
high-tech (not low-tech)91.34519.316
villainous (not heroic)91.14514.022
competitive (not cooperative)90.712613.622
never cries (not often crying)90.73610.514
rich (not poor)90.315822.727
🧠 (not 💪)89.99413.129
armoured (not vulnerable)89.42718.121
🤑 (not 🤠)89.23219.742
🎩 (not 🧢)88.87726.335
bold (not shy)88.734213.722
extreme (not moderate)88.511413.717
punchable (not loveable)88.57215.721
fearmongering (not reassuring)88.53913.910
winter (not summer)88.5278.114
arrogant (not humble)87.716815.424
mischievous (not well behaved)87.618516.130
debased (not pure)87.66814.821
judgemental (not accepting)87.612820.624
poisonous (not nurturing)87.410410.917
privileged (not oppressed)87.218023.223
jaded (not innocent)86.913113.618
decisive (not hesitant)86.813117.125
guarded (not open)86.719116.729
analysis (not common sense)86.73310.920
master (not apprentice)86.622418.021
hard (not soft)86.410415.724
secretive (not open-book)86.316221.242
driven (not unambitious)86.242027.320
genius (not dunce)85.916719.314
ferocious (not pacifist)85.914520.729
stubborn (not accommodating)85.627124.624
selfish (not altruistic)85.514617.623
intellectual (not physical)85.419615.825
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.416823.921
hard (not soft)85.113618.322
individualist (not communal)85.112521.313
industrial (not domestic)85.11715.625
chortling (not giggling)85.01712.523
independent (not codependent)84.917218.420
extravagant (not thrifty)84.912521.728
two-faced (not one-faced)84.89919.026
suspicious (not awkward)84.79713.720
cocky (not timid)84.633114.414
💔 (not 💝)84.55818.021
complicated (not simple)84.417820.725
bookish (not sporty)84.332311.518
resourceful (not helpless)84.341219.327
dominant (not submissive)84.237220.816
vintage (not trendy)84.214818.322
old (not young)84.112813.823
coordinated (not clumsy)84.031920.922
strict (not lenient)83.715918.726
quarrelsome (not warm)83.718222.020
😈 (not 😇)83.617519.430
sexist (not feminist)83.59615.417
machiavellian (not transparent)83.410024.216
bitter (not sweet)83.416021.215
overachiever (not underachiever)83.338122.135
bossy (not meek)83.238317.026
pointed (not random)83.127323.319
businesslike (not chivalrous)83.110222.221
suspicious (not trusting)83.021525.230
cannibal (not vegan)83.011519.020
demanding (not unchallenging)83.040321.235
exuberant (not subdued)82.913423.719
cosmopolitan (not provincial)82.85714.016
haunted (not blissful)82.820519.428
cynical (not gullible)82.820418.114
confident (not insecure)82.628620.818
resolute (not wavering)82.615817.018
fire (not water)82.625726.225
🥶 (not 🥵)82.62323.117
pretentious (not unassuming)82.416827.224
fighter (not lover)82.410717.327
masculine (not feminine)82.043619.031
serious (not playful)81.928321.621
gloomy (not sunny)81.716815.925
chic (not cheesy)81.77019.416
cold (not warm)81.417225.525
deviant (not average)81.320824.025
cunning (not honorable)81.217218.230
high IQ (not low IQ)81.263122.416
soulless (not soulful)81.19313.920
corporate (not freelance)81.112428.918
salacious (not wholesome)81.115424.431
hunter (not gatherer)81.025223.222
rigid (not flexible)80.915219.118
antagonist (not protagonist)80.910123.227
mad (not glad)80.917916.920
OCD (not ADHD)80.914022.522
on-time (not tardy)80.942420.430
moody (not stable)80.731920.529
cultured (not rustic)80.714321.811
thick-skinned (not sensitive)80.67120.924
scientific (not artistic)80.623214.421
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.629021.817
dry (not moist)80.64413.026
sad (not happy)80.415917.332
persistent (not quitter)80.3103718.516
valedictorian (not drop out)80.343524.124
psychopath (not empath)80.319223.633
opinionated (not neutral)80.362621.826
rock (not rap)80.327017.225
cruel (not kind)80.014220.534
🤐 (not 😜)80.013326.136
obsessed (not aloof)79.920221.318
atheist (not theist)79.915821.521
unemotional (not emotional)79.85227.218
authoritarian (not democratic)79.819027.724
hypocritical (not equitable)79.813219.227
insulting (not complimentary)79.719617.522
rude (not respectful)79.716025.018
assertive (not passive)79.647325.430
highbrow (not lowbrow)79.613823.330
focused on the future (not focused on the present)79.55526.629
intense (not lighthearted)79.543318.328
gendered (not androgynous)79.265224.526
🥴 (not 🥳)79.29323.232
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.218924.930
self-disciplined (not disorganized)79.062027.628
skeptical (not spiritual)78.935815.315
money-focused (not love-focused)78.917226.617
bad boy (not white knight)78.818720.024
urban (not rural)78.829230.221
alpha (not beta)78.749324.124
experimental (not reliable)78.716618.821
goth (not flower child)78.712721.016
crazy (not sane)78.522418.224
self-assured (not self-conscious)78.429331.522
monochrome (not multicolored)78.412523.616
biased (not impartial)78.323624.923
political (not nonpolitical)78.022122.115
miserable (not joyful)78.024818.525
tight (not loose)77.833829.921
mysterious (not unambiguous)77.720923.125
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)77.619027.432
conservative (not liberal)77.312428.125
presidential (not folksy)77.325024.523
💀 (not 🎃)77.220628.221
🙃 (not 🥰)76.919626.536
jealous (not compersive)76.822723.721
💩 (not 🌟)76.811728.831
stingy (not generous)76.820920.024
lavish (not frugal)76.624430.518
dramatic (not comedic)76.446023.123
indulgent (not sober)76.429125.114
neurotypical (not autistic)76.235419.919
eloquent (not unpolished)76.146128.325
high standards (not desperate)76.135429.234
frank (not sugarcoated)76.154822.820
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)76.052222.121
pro (not noob)75.970924.622
entitled (not grateful)75.935025.327
repulsive (not attractive)75.89829.626
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.731913.215
feisty (not gracious)75.550024.622
creepy (not disarming)75.511223.115
🐴 (not 🦄)75.527427.832
genocidal (not not genocidal)75.515022.015
paranoid (not naive)75.424129.318
charming (not trusting)75.424725.423
captain (not first-mate)75.244628.936
private (not gregarious)75.138128.218
scheduled (not spontaneous)75.047023.621
stylish (not slovenly)75.048923.621
vain (not demure)74.831419.922
frenzied (not sleepy)74.755322.315
outlaw (not sheriff)74.741326.221
formal (not intimate)74.725228.624
playful (not shy)74.663320.523
methodical (not astonishing)74.430131.020
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)74.327930.838
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)74.116325.041
ludicrous (not sensible)74.023227.328
preppy (not punk rock)74.048527.026
ugly (not beautiful)73.96628.022
racist (not egalitarian)73.78025.323
contrarian (not yes-man)73.633926.617
Russian (not French)73.510628.410
weird (not normal)73.346022.226
studious (not goof-off)73.075632.627
go-getter (not slugabed)73.092823.013
queen (not princess)73.054729.621
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.974428.919
sarcastic (not genuine)72.736827.421
straight (not queer)72.779128.027
traitorous (not loyal)72.617422.821
flamboyant (not modest)72.539427.230
receiving (not giving)72.529231.015
offended (not chill)72.440622.425
perceptive (not unobservant)72.4101331.620
hedonist (not monastic)72.321225.314
🦇 (not 🐿)72.126834.724
angry (not good-humored)71.926928.520
neat (not messy)71.763925.521
nerd (not jock)71.561928.023
🧐 (not 😎)71.428124.927
diligent (not lazy)71.3130633.225
demonic (not angelic)71.333621.818
confidential (not gossiping)71.277228.018
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.218729.915
radical (not centrist)71.130329.016
spelunker (not claustrophobic)70.931125.615
arcane (not mainstream)70.935724.517
emancipated (not enslaved)70.855529.922
🎨 (not 🏀)70.871627.434
hoarder (not unprepared)70.733127.720
picky (not always down)70.737929.519
bad-cook (not good-cook)70.331622.223
mature (not juvenile)70.156929.322
non-gamer (not gamer)70.156336.830
😬 (not 😏)69.821431.642
rebellious (not obedient)69.775130.922
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.778428.527
alert (not oblivious)69.676926.021
distant (not touchy-feely)69.649728.316
pensive (not serene)69.463026.424
wild (not tame)69.469426.136
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)69.446228.327
direct (not roundabout)69.376728.122
🤺 (not 🏌)69.181631.431
exhibitionist (not bashful)69.153530.928
overspender (not penny-pincher)68.834532.616
sickly (not healthy)68.717122.127
important (not irrelevant)68.6118332.822
earth (not air)68.649129.725
logical (not emotional)68.437731.726
unfaithful (not devoted)68.311632.124
legit (not scrub)68.095825.713
deranged (not reasonable)67.939425.916
humorless (not funny)67.828122.627
impatient (not patient)67.872431.718
perverted (not clean)67.830626.830
interrupting (not attentive)67.643828.533
shallow (not deep)67.523731.617
spicy (not mild)67.473928.528
kinky (not vanilla)67.348032.113
sorrowful (not cheery)67.265427.621
tall (not short)67.063623.944
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)67.045133.824
🐐 (not 🦒)66.947830.434
mighty (not puny)66.890833.319
concrete (not abstract)66.852230.718
freak (not normie)66.657021.027
🧗 (not 🛌)66.378433.723
oxymoron (not tautology)66.220628.614
careful (not brave)66.024428.624
curious (not apathetic)66.084435.919
depressed (not bright)66.039725.720
loud (not quiet)65.967926.519
zany (not regular)65.763626.421
unfixable (not fixable)65.332230.023
believable (not poorly-written)65.2139326.820
interesting (not tiresome)64.799330.921
🐷 (not 🐮)64.423535.144
stinky (not fresh)64.329834.217
philosophical (not real)64.220931.121
cryptic (not straightforward)64.119930.626
fortunate (not unlucky)64.040634.016
side character (not main character)63.966336.512
western (not eastern)63.874936.220
sturdy (not flimsy)63.897633.221
cool (not dorky)63.672833.123
thin (not thick)63.375130.829
refined (not rugged)63.078929.620
extrovert (not introvert)63.077331.924
competent (not incompetent)62.9133035.628
charming (not awkward)62.790135.627
ambitious (not realistic)62.680734.932
interested (not bored)62.3110524.620
😭 (not 😀)62.151731.426
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.149528.930
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.185728.929
animalistic (not human)62.027130.725
🤖 (not 👻)61.949531.727
traumatized (not flourishing)61.993931.325
pack rat (not minimalist)61.842928.119
technophile (not luddite)61.649932.018
utilitarian (not decorative)61.688032.024
tasteful (not lewd)61.597833.521
rational (not whimsical)61.582031.928
practical (not imaginative)61.592634.717
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.462633.023
nihilist (not existentialist)61.422335.316
insider (not outsider)61.042832.421
indiscreet (not tactful)60.933930.815
deep (not epic)60.845925.725
Italian (not Swedish)60.765228.721
flirtatious (not prudish)60.778125.615
tense (not relaxed)60.6132633.327
factual (not poetic)60.578530.817
ranged (not melee)60.558527.420
tailor (not blacksmith)60.593933.825
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.349428.215
edgy (not politically correct)60.083027.022
mathematical (not literary)59.945131.827
sexual (not asexual)59.7109633.111
builder (not explorer)59.662534.024
unpatriotic (not patriotic)59.524032.421
barbaric (not civilized)59.241930.928
close-minded (not open-minded)59.249029.825
rhythmic (not stuttering)59.1125931.615
serious (not bold)59.059331.722
metaphorical (not literal)58.734730.421
exaggerating (not factual)58.676329.634
transient (not permanent)58.545032.720
dispassionate (not romantic)58.536430.320
repetitive (not varied)58.484029.420
precise (not vague)58.3112931.227
German (not English)58.310432.222
subjective (not objective)58.259333.913
unorthodox (not traditional)58.289535.117
extraordinary (not mundane)58.0120231.426
trash (not treasure)58.028532.017
indie (not pop)58.0104932.625
basic (not hipster)57.994836.117
fast-talking (not slow-talking)57.9104932.117
ironic (not profound)57.868228.816
thinker (not doer)57.839830.727
💃 (not 🧕)57.7108733.022
proactive (not reactive)57.547339.915
pronatalist (not child free)57.445130.915
prideful (not envious)57.4143935.046
🐘 (not 🐀)57.370132.029
cringeworthy (not inspiring)57.258430.228
twitchy (not still)57.2100330.530
stoic (not expressive)57.162634.024
remote (not involved)57.122031.625
opinionated (not jealous)57.1139339.99
heathen (not devout)57.063829.022
sheltered (not street-smart)57.057432.813
realistic (not fantastical)57.097031.521
🐩 (not 🐒)56.984537.931
🥾 (not 👟)56.975938.427
cat person (not dog person)56.976537.014
active (not slothful)56.7158534.729
specialist (not generalist)56.7101033.117
orderly (not chaotic)56.691235.131
wise (not foolish)56.597727.118
reserved (not chatty)56.584825.924
creative (not conventional)56.490333.121
impulsive (not cautious)56.186834.417
hypochondriac (not stoic)56.053833.418
👽 (not 🤡)55.890532.534
lost (not enlightened)55.887629.329
backdoor (not official)55.592434.722
rough (not smooth)55.080634.422
quirky (not predictable)55.087231.124
triggered (not trolling)54.8127631.618
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.7154929.022
linear (not circular)54.681832.018
classical (not avant-garde)54.5100530.826
historical (not modern)54.275930.219
libertarian (not socialist)54.196438.818
social (not reclusive)54.199022.214
scandalous (not proper)53.992436.026
anxious (not calm)53.8110930.423
anarchist (not statist)53.881631.030
empirical (not theoretical)53.7102735.124
fast (not slow)53.7138631.721
🤣 (not 😊)53.665327.421
night owl (not morning lark)53.5113629.212
wooden (not plastic)53.5140633.533
Pepsi (not Coke)53.466236.027
concise (not long-winded)53.491434.122
🤫 (not 🤔)53.357635.027
manicured (not scruffy)53.2122436.637
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.167027.919
washed (not muddy)53.1119235.221
macho (not metrosexual)53.065329.722
efficient (not overprepared)53.0147536.819
chosen one (not everyman)53.0104332.621
resistant (not resigned)52.9159330.419
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.9100933.227
open to new experinces (not uncreative)52.8143731.525
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.583832.829
weakass (not badass)52.545537.433
hurried (not leisurely)52.4115330.128
lustful (not chaste)52.2108838.723
variable (not consistent)51.869533.613
prestigious (not disreputable)51.6126633.516
vibrant (not geriatric)51.6141128.528
sage (not whippersnapper)51.691932.418
scholarly (not crafty)51.574738.524
idealist (not realist)51.592032.125
off-key (not musical)51.5109527.732
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)51.581934.415
works hard (not plays hard)51.4134032.920
orange (not purple)51.395733.920
📉 (not 📈)51.249637.841
Roman (not Greek)51.0105237.516
instinctual (not reasoned)50.7117028.119
expressive (not monotone)50.3127734.824
not introspective (not introspective)50.457428.217

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Coriolanus Snow (0.881)
  2. Lex Luthor (0.874)
  3. Rowan Pope (0.867)
  4. Palpatine (0.867)
  5. Hiram Lodge (0.863)
  6. Malcolm Merlyn (0.86)
  7. Terry Benedict (0.856)
  8. Thomas Leroy (0.854)
  9. Dr. Rene Belloq (0.854)
  10. Catherine Martell (0.852)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.706)
  2. Flounder (-0.704)
  3. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.641)
  4. Steve Brady (-0.637)
  5. Rex (-0.635)
  6. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.632)
  7. Sam Evans (-0.625)
  8. Mayuri Shiina (-0.623)
  9. Nelson Bighetti (-0.618)
  10. Little John (-0.614)

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

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


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