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Count Olaf Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Count Olaf is a character from A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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
poisonous (not nurturing)97.236.140
mischievous (not well behaved)96.7116.842
selfish (not altruistic)96.1127.248
cruel (not kind)95.996.846
crazy (not sane)95.746.739
stinky (not fresh)95.526.957
weird (not normal)95.4413.143
arrogant (not humble)95.2278.750
cold (not warm)95.287.153
😈 (not 😇)94.8229.062
money-focused (not love-focused)94.81611.658
fearmongering (not reassuring)94.7412.536
entitled (not grateful)94.6248.948
villainous (not heroic)94.42010.748
rude (not respectful)94.258.755
salacious (not wholesome)94.1610.159
traitorous (not loyal)94.069.750
quarrelsome (not warm)93.72115.345
bitter (not sweet)93.7187.047
rebellious (not obedient)93.64812.063
psychopath (not empath)93.42412.060
opinionated (not neutral)93.3529.847
dramatic (not no-nonsense)93.02413.742
exaggerating (not factual)93.0179.851
ugly (not beautiful)92.9215.056
deranged (not reasonable)92.9109.955
persistent (not quitter)92.915510.853
stingy (not generous)92.71411.156
perverted (not clean)92.61112.044
demonic (not angelic)92.42811.060
extreme (not moderate)92.43910.241
bad boy (not white knight)92.41214.167
suspicious (not trusting)92.32715.950
debased (not pure)92.21914.754
insulting (not complimentary)92.21312.748
freak (not normie)92.1910.557
two-faced (not one-faced)92.02615.643
vengeful (not forgiving)91.96614.555
scandalous (not proper)91.92513.755
jealous (not compersive)91.8710.462
receiving (not giving)91.82616.566
cocky (not timid)91.78414.139
ludicrous (not sensible)91.61211.359
judgemental (not accepting)91.66117.048
worldly (not innocent)91.41612.336
hard (not soft)91.42812.240
interrupting (not attentive)91.31813.933
jaded (not innocent)91.23514.239
bold (not shy)91.020713.746
wild (not tame)91.0688.743
moody (not stable)90.94111.448
competitive (not cooperative)90.812312.753
work-first (not family-first)90.86116.347
impatient (not patient)90.84516.470
creepy (not disarming)90.7817.445
mad (not glad)90.62518.737
cunning (not honorable)90.52813.752
repulsive (not attractive)90.51216.058
punchable (not loveable)90.35217.068
offended (not chill)90.22312.752
outlaw (not sheriff)90.16220.158
winter (not summer)90.11418.747
vain (not demure)90.02820.353
💩 (not 🌟)89.92220.543
gloomy (not sunny)89.83113.655
narcissistic (not low self esteem)89.87220.254
bad-cook (not good-cook)89.81316.867
sarcastic (not genuine)89.6369.345
stubborn (not accommodating)89.612220.355
sexist (not feminist)89.53615.146
demanding (not unchallenging)89.313420.245
miserable (not joyful)89.22819.441
🙃 (not 🥰)89.21416.742
rough (not smooth)89.01715.755
feisty (not gracious)89.05316.749
scruffy (not manicured)89.05416.565
sickly (not healthy)88.9711.758
💔 (not 💝)88.62320.340
vintage (not trendy)88.64514.045
loud (not quiet)88.512510.844
chaotic (not orderly)88.48519.945
bossy (not meek)88.019419.448
zany (not regular)88.04712.444
flamboyant (not modest)87.77320.642
barbaric (not civilized)87.62317.246
biased (not impartial)87.54520.858
soulless (not soulful)87.44219.043
tense (not relaxed)87.216016.257
juvenile (not mature)87.25513.140
haunted (not blissful)87.09018.573
cannibal (not vegan)86.95518.151
pack rat (not minimalist)86.7718.338
ambitious (not realistic)86.67918.551
disreputable (not prestigious)86.61918.141
pretentious (not unassuming)86.58319.033
muddy (not washed)86.42118.856
fire (not water)86.215220.148
experimental (not reliable)86.14518.445
intense (not lighthearted)85.921921.754
hard (not soft)85.812119.058
self-destructive (not self-improving)85.76520.639
kinky (not vanilla)85.67720.848
messy (not neat)85.67523.152
captain (not first-mate)85.519922.651
old (not young)85.310213.046
conspiracist (not sheeple)85.29318.138
exuberant (not subdued)85.19120.535
deviant (not average)84.99721.759
authoritarian (not democratic)84.810221.838
playful (not shy)84.728017.548
driven (not unambitious)84.651423.054
edgy (not politically correct)84.310917.749
angry (not good-humored)84.17621.358
hypocritical (not equitable)84.17419.246
lewd (not tasteful)84.04020.154
genocidal (not not genocidal)84.06121.446
🐷 (not 🐮)83.92326.754
cringeworthy (not inspiring)83.86120.149
scrub (not legit)83.51824.248
heathen (not devout)83.43523.651
historical (not modern)83.46315.549
🤑 (not 🤠)83.410030.070
goth (not flower child)83.27117.147
drop out (not valedictorian)83.17822.544
ferocious (not pacifist)82.924623.438
twitchy (not still)82.814015.837
machiavellian (not transparent)82.810727.259
🎩 (not 🧢)82.622827.441
dominant (not submissive)82.543826.057
close-minded (not open-minded)82.58923.846
unorthodox (not traditional)82.520426.839
depressed (not bright)82.15819.038
impulsive (not cautious)82.023324.646
complicated (not simple)82.026325.240
trash (not treasure)82.05425.447
🥶 (not 🥵)82.03125.645
head@clouds (not down2earth)81.913525.152
suspicious (not awkward)81.916627.863
🦇 (not 🐿)81.810130.348
rugged (not refined)81.813119.744
pensive (not serene)81.75115.933
chatty (not reserved)81.727825.445
assertive (not passive)81.539322.253
strict (not lenient)81.321823.044
picky (not always down)81.211124.961
antagonist (not protagonist)81.19828.054
whimsical (not rational)80.912324.841
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)80.89121.449
obsessed (not aloof)80.817829.661
🤡 (not 👽)80.73029.056
charming (not trusting)80.611316.845
unfixable (not fixable)80.58422.961
motivated (not unmotivated)80.591827.344
🐀 (not 🐘)79.96227.860
frenzied (not sleepy)79.827124.346
fighter (not lover)79.814724.042
cheesy (not chic)79.813125.848
🤣 (not 😊)79.67921.038
hunter (not gatherer)79.629326.349
atheist (not theist)79.616924.156
skeptical (not spiritual)79.532923.937
💀 (not 🎃)79.515128.244
backdoor (not official)79.416823.038
master (not apprentice)79.147324.757
decisive (not hesitant)79.043524.354
🤺 (not 🏌)78.939828.451
🐐 (not 🦒)78.95527.446
anarchist (not statist)78.615625.757
chortling (not giggling)78.613128.743
freelance (not corporate)78.436526.135
unfaithful (not devoted)78.44432.264
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.429823.246
disorganized (not self-disciplined)78.312526.845
indulgent (not sober)78.224727.644
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)78.010931.049
expressive (not monotone)78.036628.251
🎨 (not 🏀)77.848826.238
fantastical (not realistic)77.617927.347
traumatized (not flourishing)77.531927.646
punk rock (not preppy)77.525223.343
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)77.149331.449
long-winded (not concise)77.07226.746
unpolished (not eloquent)76.914726.741
night owl (not morning lark)76.937422.950
sorrowful (not cheery)76.826024.865
expressive (not stoic)76.835328.043
armoured (not vulnerable)76.735726.239
idealist (not realist)76.618130.644
poor (not rich)76.618225.845
resistant (not resigned)76.432130.033
arcane (not mainstream)76.418928.245
🥾 (not 👟)76.422629.837
individualist (not communal)76.335232.942
incompetent (not competent)76.27124.657
instinctual (not reasoned)76.129525.534
main character (not side character)76.046725.886
masculine (not feminine)75.762321.554
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.628431.241
imaginative (not practical)75.519132.252
contrarian (not yes-man)75.526730.735
guarded (not open)75.167527.043
street-smart (not sheltered)74.852922.950
🐒 (not 🐩)74.815933.053
tardy (not on-time)74.718930.634
oxymoron (not tautology)74.72825.736
lost (not enlightened)74.721223.644
self-assured (not self-conscious)74.643128.546
📉 (not 📈)74.62633.533
dorky (not cool)74.123724.446
sad (not happy)74.034322.348
secretive (not open-book)73.954430.046
extravagant (not thrifty)73.935828.853
animalistic (not human)73.78928.238
crafty (not scholarly)73.743826.345
tall (not short)73.741124.6734
racist (not egalitarian)73.78023.448
doer (not thinker)73.541524.943
hipster (not basic)73.414627.155
😬 (not 😏)73.313735.647
ignorant (not knowledgeable)73.211930.444
low-tech (not high-tech)73.130229.944
non-gamer (not gamer)73.143534.143
distant (not touchy-feely)72.840431.745
poetic (not factual)72.717929.141
nihilist (not existentialist)72.64331.341
shallow (not deep)72.617433.060
awkward (not charming)72.519829.942
philosophical (not real)72.58423.840
outsider (not insider)72.424933.658
western (not eastern)72.426029.835
cat person (not dog person)72.428931.544
thin (not thick)72.138029.644
frank (not sugarcoated)72.176133.550
focused on the future (not focused on the present)72.115028.054
extraordinary (not mundane)72.165530.350
queen (not princess)72.157234.939
important (not irrelevant)72.0105129.545
bold (not serious)71.941528.850
rigid (not flexible)71.539731.048
👻 (not 🤖)71.525030.452
Swedish (not Italian)71.518527.250
dramatic (not comedic)71.468329.944
Pepsi (not Coke)71.34536.743
extrovert (not introvert)71.253231.440
unlucky (not fortunate)71.031929.440
radical (not centrist)70.732032.146
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.547031.253
rustic (not cultured)70.519531.646
quirky (not predictable)70.332731.053
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)70.023832.351
flimsy (not sturdy)69.916027.845
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)69.921428.440
spicy (not mild)69.866331.355
conservative (not liberal)69.423934.039
desperate (not high standards)69.423936.648
foolish (not wise)69.329526.639
envious (not prideful)69.14636.747
slacker (not workaholic)69.119531.762
purple (not orange)68.929135.550
anxious (not calm)68.955925.852
cryptic (not straightforward)68.813631.544
emancipated (not enslaved)68.666834.634
hoarder (not unprepared)68.345029.173
cynical (not gullible)68.369530.347
🧐 (not 😎)68.236733.246
whippersnapper (not sage)68.126331.640
jealous (not opinionated)68.19738.640
child free (not pronatalist)67.762133.341
fast-talking (not slow-talking)67.765928.233
gossiping (not confidential)67.432536.451
mysterious (not unambiguous)67.444235.033
🐴 (not 🦄)67.356140.658
rock (not rap)67.3117929.040
unpatriotic (not patriotic)67.211633.542
💃 (not 🧕)67.276729.934
spelunker (not claustrophobic)67.247227.134
dispassionate (not romantic)67.220232.158
ADHD (not OCD)67.134534.955
explorer (not builder)66.950832.338
literary (not mathematical)66.857731.145
off-key (not musical)66.840533.943
artistic (not scientific)66.752132.441
methodical (not astonishing)66.760131.937
alpha (not beta)66.785633.842
🥴 (not 🥳)66.644034.732
nerd (not jock)66.576431.150
🧠 (not 💪)66.295624.749
😭 (not 😀)66.136831.145
pessimistic (not optimistic)66.146034.539
cosmopolitan (not provincial)65.845532.428
goof-off (not studious)65.840332.151
tight (not loose)65.684435.739
indie (not pop)65.573527.542
creative (not conventional)65.462232.041
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)65.350333.136
abstract (not concrete)65.133833.448
not introspective (not introspective)64.820429.539
lustful (not chaste)64.665033.032
privileged (not oppressed)64.592434.151
reactive (not proactive)64.441334.945
hedonist (not monastic)64.349135.340
resolute (not wavering)64.193327.942
variable (not consistent)64.029032.733
trolling (not triggered)63.922733.838
ironic (not profound)63.743931.161
metrosexual (not macho)63.674629.941
utilitarian (not decorative)63.181136.442
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)63.149432.044
dry (not moist)63.048338.050
hurried (not leisurely)62.865933.742
go-getter (not slugabed)62.6142732.534
formal (not intimate)62.660031.350
epic (not deep)62.348127.543
apathetic (not curious)62.217935.834
never cries (not often crying)62.179330.450
queer (not straight)61.825935.854
clumsy (not coordinated)61.642133.256
bookish (not sporty)61.698730.540
😜 (not 🤐)61.464336.951
luddite (not technophile)61.254329.837
overachiever (not underachiever)61.2133938.339
gregarious (not private)61.145734.148
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)60.962030.039
open to new experinces (not uncreative)60.7120733.744
slovenly (not stylish)60.742535.646
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')60.216734.839
metaphorical (not literal)60.131135.648
Russian (not French)60.138634.742
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.1121733.341
plays hard (not works hard)60.041734.254
industrial (not domestic)59.564732.041
involved (not remote)59.4125735.352
oblivious (not alert)59.441528.239
weakass (not badass)59.431435.048
roundabout (not direct)59.327034.546
uninspiring (not charismatic)59.119437.643
brave (not careful)58.8105831.745
confident (not insecure)58.8116035.451
interesting (not tiresome)58.7127335.641
geriatric (not vibrant)58.632131.651
resourceful (not helpless)58.5150238.445
indiscreet (not tactful)58.539733.836
paranoid (not naive)58.392931.146
repetitive (not varied)58.186237.150
libertarian (not socialist)58.068832.533
unemotional (not emotional)58.033039.946
hypochondriac (not stoic)58.044634.539
noob (not pro)57.931333.242
puny (not mighty)57.836132.248
lavish (not frugal)57.666738.139
Roman (not Greek)57.461828.732
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.240935.654
interested (not bored)56.8134032.634
analysis (not common sense)56.888532.433
everyman (not chosen one)56.565734.346
rural (not urban)56.344329.035
lazy (not diligent)56.219133.750
reclusive (not social)56.271131.743
🤫 (not 🤔)56.245536.744
slothful (not active)56.120333.545
subjective (not objective)55.871638.738
sexual (not asexual)55.8122634.146
monochrome (not multicolored)55.681536.257
intellectual (not physical)55.5116231.248
dunce (not genius)55.542931.057
deliberate (not spontaneous)55.5112537.542
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)55.3126434.256
avant-garde (not classical)55.164933.945
spontaneous (not scheduled)54.777138.541
random (not pointed)54.740433.647
air (not earth)54.046734.544
🛌 (not 🧗)53.958136.162
emotional (not logical)53.6100634.544
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.6112935.238
hard-work (not natural-talent)53.5123129.139
wooden (not plastic)53.4141234.741
overprepared (not efficient)53.333531.034
chivalrous (not businesslike)53.390735.640
overspender (not penny-pincher)53.278037.759
ranged (not melee)53.2109736.432
specialist (not generalist)53.1120532.440
fast (not slow)53.0141228.442
androgynous (not gendered)53.017933.139
believable (not poorly-written)53.0183828.145
prudish (not flirtatious)53.080236.646
theoretical (not empirical)52.956434.538
transient (not permanent)52.770032.634
tailor (not blacksmith)52.6119735.437
codependent (not independent)52.563740.254
precise (not vague)52.4133537.736
sensitive (not thick-skinned)52.385335.751
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)51.992731.938
funny (not humorless)51.8114732.352
playful (not serious)51.777935.357
folksy (not presidential)51.587633.044
autistic (not neurotypical)51.236030.750
high IQ (not low IQ)51.2164532.453
nonpolitical (not political)50.183237.433
English (not German)50.9176536.133
circular (not linear)50.594335.434
unobservant (not perceptive)50.533933.656

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.882)
  2. The Wicked Witch of the West (0.875)
  3. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (0.84)
  4. George Bluth, Sr. (0.838)
  5. Sid Phillips (0.832)
  6. Freddy Krueger (0.818)
  7. Bellatrix Lestrange (0.818)
  8. Lord Voldemort (0.815)
  9. Jeremy Armitage (0.808)
  10. Buddy Pine (0.804)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.786)
  2. Ted Mullens (-0.728)
  3. Melanie Hamilton (-0.717)
  4. Esme Cullen (-0.716)
  5. Tracy Mills (-0.703)
  6. Meg March (-0.703)
  7. Pop Tate (-0.696)
  8. Beth March (-0.693)
  9. Chien-Po (-0.692)
  10. Ann Perkins (-0.687)

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

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


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