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Olivia Benson Personality Statistics

Olivia Benson is a character from Law & Order: SVU. This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
persistent (not quitter)96.1269.1121
diligent (not lazy)95.8206.8342
motivated (not unmotivated)94.35914.816
competent (not incompetent)94.23612.0324
important (not irrelevant)94.13210.6114
driven (not unambitious)94.05111.7378
heroic (not villainous)93.72012.5354
pro (not noob)93.15913.494
loyal (not traitorous)92.89111.2319
badass (not weakass)92.89615.531
feminist (not sexist)92.14112.4103
go-getter (not slugabed)91.92813.673
active (not slothful)91.7498.6340
alert (not oblivious)91.62110.494
legit (not scrub)91.51213.8119
perceptive (not unobservant)91.4878.732
resourceful (not helpless)91.19513.667
overachiever (not underachiever)91.0589.432
master (not apprentice)90.88012.3147
treasure (not trash)90.85013.595
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.8859.825
empath (not psychopath)90.81810.644
beautiful (not ugly)90.619515.764
interested (not bored)90.41010.448
egalitarian (not racist)90.38012.780
giving (not receiving)90.1239.219
workaholic (not slacker)90.014714.668
works hard (not plays hard)89.93313.6375
attractive (not repulsive)89.610613.5357
confidential (not gossiping)89.65912.1341
mature (not juvenile)89.64714.146
devoted (not unfaithful)89.516412.221
soulful (not soulless)89.48911.554
deep (not shallow)89.41013.798
kind (not cruel)89.312312.3383
bold (not shy)89.128511.8364
involved (not remote)89.1814.1322
mighty (not puny)88.86213.2323
coordinated (not clumsy)88.612912.4375
🌟 (not 💩)88.411016.880
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.42520.572
human (not animalistic)88.35312.9336
studious (not goof-off)88.211514.494
assertive (not passive)88.111012.9372
reasonable (not deranged)88.12613.980
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.721513.3329
high IQ (not low IQ)87.429412.6322
clean (not perverted)87.310519.331
alpha (not beta)87.218216.2359
factual (not exaggerating)87.13215.530
down2earth (not head@clouds)86.73314.4328
fresh (not stinky)86.79319.2125
pointed (not random)86.611517.538
street-smart (not sheltered)86.415614.4317
healthy (not sickly)86.39613.6348
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.36311.731
valedictorian (not drop out)86.020718.492
wise (not foolish)85.97315.2344
nurturing (not poisonous)85.610915.2123
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.515416.998
disarming (not creepy)85.44113.7119
independent (not codependent)85.413120.2350
demanding (not unchallenging)85.424915.743
protagonist (not antagonist)85.314723.022
tasteful (not lewd)85.15216.8321
prestigious (not disreputable)85.08316.8274
direct (not roundabout)84.913218.2350
tactful (not indiscreet)84.93816.878
dominant (not submissive)84.831314.8341
captain (not first-mate)84.818521.0330
straightforward (not cryptic)84.73818.4357
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.622015.7311
queen (not princess)84.616717.918
precise (not vague)84.410017.5238
believable (not poorly-written)84.310415.424
altruistic (not selfish)84.210517.8357
permanent (not transient)84.22422.1128
confident (not insecure)84.020016.4324
high standards (not desperate)83.912620.655
realistic (not fantastical)83.48921.336
genius (not dunce)83.320212.2351
neurotypical (not autistic)83.24716.4288
one-faced (not two-faced)83.118921.241
loveable (not punchable)83.014819.141
civilized (not barbaric)82.925716.7362
sensible (not ludicrous)82.88118.7339
brave (not careful)82.713317.9364
rational (not whimsical)82.711816.7367
🧗 (not 🛌)82.420221.3145
reassuring (not fearmongering)82.08126.227
sturdy (not flimsy)81.822321.926
sheriff (not outlaw)81.715721.9341
consistent (not variable)81.77222.232
on-time (not tardy)81.633821.247
honorable (not cunning)81.512021.5366
interesting (not tiresome)81.520918.8353
respectful (not rude)81.420918.7330
extraordinary (not mundane)81.427119.3354
eloquent (not unpolished)81.423716.9312
charming (not awkward)81.222117.6354
🤺 (not 🏌)81.126319.592
decisive (not hesitant)81.030117.8373
generous (not stingy)80.817914.424
opinionated (not neutral)80.851618.941
🐘 (not 🐀)80.73919.6124
presidential (not folksy)80.314024.422
grateful (not entitled)80.212120.638
emancipated (not enslaved)80.114620.9315
bossy (not meek)80.045616.3323
opinionated (not jealous)80.019721.225
rock (not rap)79.926815.420
equitable (not hypocritical)79.97022.966
curious (not apathetic)79.819624.9322
not genocidal (not genocidal)79.834429.925
wholesome (not salacious)79.720221.383
genuine (not sarcastic)79.414720.8340
attentive (not interrupting)79.49719.741
expressive (not monotone)79.327822.227
stylish (not slovenly)79.229619.0362
fast (not slow)79.229317.4380
straight (not queer)79.145926.6123
manicured (not scruffy)79.047221.1350
worldly (not innocent)78.838620.8331
English (not German)78.831223.233
angelic (not demonic)78.721718.6354
neat (not messy)78.734218.6272
wooden (not plastic)78.615316.915
specialist (not generalist)78.59622.248
prideful (not envious)78.320814.457
emotional (not unemotional)78.339423.225
open-minded (not close-minded)78.215919.6370
complicated (not simple)77.834120.7332
😊 (not 🤣)77.818020.477
😇 (not 😈)77.719820.688
modest (not flamboyant)77.319318.2364
📈 (not 📉)77.29626.399
serious (not playful)76.839315.7297
cultured (not rustic)76.721417.427
chosen one (not everyman)76.616028.024
suspicious (not awkward)76.332517.1313
orderly (not chaotic)76.230522.4321
liberal (not conservative)76.227220.777
earth (not air)76.218225.540
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.134322.7352
real (not philosophical)76.118722.9244
introspective (not not introspective)76.021724.5118
resolute (not wavering)75.931924.271
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.816223.7144
non-gamer (not gamer)75.729831.528
vibrant (not geriatric)75.540716.220
cool (not dorky)75.228822.785
patriotic (not unpatriotic)75.133921.475
fire (not water)74.941728.636
ferocious (not pacifist)74.844222.2355
modern (not historical)74.824420.3244
tense (not relaxed)74.561618.3331
guarded (not open)74.459021.9366
compersive (not jealous)74.413919.6291
normal (not weird)74.39321.3345
private (not gregarious)74.334220.7367
frenzied (not sleepy)74.348817.827
scientific (not artistic)74.234418.4336
obsessed (not aloof)74.130721.5295
warm (not cold)73.838122.0368
chic (not cheesy)73.818324.526
practical (not imaginative)73.739123.8343
stoic (not hypochondriac)73.721625.219
sane (not crazy)73.521022.8101
urban (not rural)73.547426.4123
utilitarian (not decorative)73.430423.759
deliberate (not spontaneous)73.348926.1319
armoured (not vulnerable)73.242523.2332
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.222832.777
OCD (not ADHD)73.239723.341
🥰 (not 🙃)73.120831.0119
love-focused (not money-focused)73.161124.514
sober (not indulgent)72.915923.3328
dramatic (not comedic)72.952519.543
resistant (not resigned)72.446024.1373
accepting (not judgemental)72.424028.3277
complimentary (not insulting)72.431723.061
washed (not muddy)72.341121.418
triggered (not trolling)72.226018.123
hurried (not leisurely)72.122320.6367
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.664421.9326
official (not backdoor)71.520326.4338
transparent (not machiavellian)71.517224.923
pure (not debased)71.436021.5319
🐩 (not 🐒)71.233526.474
🤔 (not 🤫)71.117031.676
proper (not scandalous)71.135823.1323
literal (not metaphorical)70.928621.9313
Italian (not Swedish)70.827621.334
demure (not vain)70.820419.9310
reliable (not experimental)70.538431.431
statist (not anarchist)70.225723.4139
intense (not lighthearted)69.966128.627
intellectual (not physical)69.763820.5345
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.633525.0350
devout (not heathen)69.532123.1307
tight (not loose)69.557917.626
jaded (not innocent)69.463223.621
spicy (not mild)69.258722.7336
🧠 (not 💪)69.074125.3106
fighter (not lover)69.035928.744
humble (not arrogant)68.833825.0333
basic (not hipster)68.844621.2310
gendered (not androgynous)68.7109927.7119
factual (not poetic)68.542830.435
still (not twitchy)67.920628.241
skeptical (not spiritual)67.874723.2332
efficient (not overprepared)67.850631.333
profound (not ironic)67.820127.336
analysis (not common sense)67.840132.320
paranoid (not naive)67.845622.626
feisty (not gracious)67.671524.7311
hunter (not gatherer)67.655429.334
normie (not freak)67.628624.951
realist (not idealist)67.537926.976
👽 (not 🤡)67.533624.074
focused on the present (not focused on the future)67.426925.5329
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.450629.643
tall (not short)67.252518.9352
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.239524.7326
night owl (not morning lark)67.158526.6243
frank (not sugarcoated)66.983428.918
white knight (not bad boy)66.860532.024
😏 (not 😬)66.744629.979
regular (not zany)66.620926.288
doer (not thinker)66.660031.145
patient (not impatient)66.526227.8121
concrete (not abstract)66.445829.788
🧐 (not 😎)66.336432.188
methodical (not astonishing)66.153628.5314
stubborn (not accommodating)66.189733.643
refined (not rugged)66.059625.5322
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.056322.1301
objective (not subjective)66.018327.141
contrarian (not yes-man)66.055430.526
insider (not outsider)65.923426.0235
minimalist (not pack rat)65.936224.971
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.850128.7103
frugal (not lavish)65.746420.4298
warm (not quarrelsome)65.738625.2390
strict (not lenient)65.457724.8334
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.465125.9339
classical (not avant-garde)65.447925.655
💝 (not 💔)65.343233.7133
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.267227.1381
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.231929.8113
concise (not long-winded)65.232932.117
always down (not picky)65.215427.121
work-first (not family-first)65.153426.5370
existentialist (not nihilist)65.145622.453
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.035425.130
sage (not whippersnapper)64.930329.232
political (not nonpolitical)64.952729.1334
calm (not anxious)64.731425.0371
playful (not shy)64.784121.0324
well behaved (not mischievous)64.540426.4324
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.552330.020
stable (not moody)64.421525.1330
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.446429.139
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.349924.9325
enlightened (not lost)64.337528.118
🥵 (not 🥶)64.245328.229
rebellious (not obedient)63.976524.3350
hoarder (not unprepared)63.958617.6257
feminine (not masculine)63.651220.8335
proactive (not reactive)63.421231.221
secretive (not open-book)63.278122.752
sweet (not bitter)63.155722.9344
corporate (not freelance)62.941331.342
democratic (not authoritarian)62.857129.1295
moist (not dry)62.837126.434
pensive (not serene)62.894127.231
hard (not soft)62.766420.9348
bright (not depressed)62.749924.7354
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.749525.8271
good-cook (not bad-cook)62.738224.325
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.550231.285
🦄 (not 🐴)62.539834.376
😀 (not 😭)62.446426.981
romantic (not dispassionate)62.486825.028
indie (not pop)62.372329.519
privileged (not oppressed)62.288725.328
pronatalist (not child free)62.129129.4324
penny-pincher (not overspender)61.958822.1111
cynical (not gullible)61.979227.323
vegan (not cannibal)61.857518.920
fixable (not unfixable)61.866928.422
ranged (not melee)61.841230.123
🐮 (not 🐷)61.750227.393
deep (not epic)61.732332.537
rich (not poor)61.576216.9329
chaste (not lustful)61.440021.1318
reserved (not chatty)61.459724.6308
hard (not soft)61.468123.676
exhibitionist (not bashful)61.274830.233
never cries (not often crying)61.270126.235
traumatized (not flourishing)60.980025.532
🤐 (not 😜)60.859631.490
exuberant (not subdued)60.870823.427
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.858131.049
predictable (not quirky)60.845227.223
socialist (not libertarian)60.214026.8267
politically correct (not edgy)60.147928.2344
cocky (not timid)60.0103321.520
loud (not quiet)59.969823.1335
🥳 (not 🥴)59.838027.475
empirical (not theoretical)59.453728.8301
forgiving (not vengeful)59.366627.6334
mainstream (not arcane)59.240226.9289
formal (not intimate)59.258931.0120
high-tech (not low-tech)59.159823.8302
🤖 (not 👻)59.050626.765
Coke (not Pepsi)58.841133.548
extrovert (not introvert)58.777627.4344
chortling (not giggling)58.686528.814
distant (not touchy-feely)58.672729.221
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.588625.332
technophile (not luddite)58.451922.3242
instinctual (not reasoned)58.374828.8338
🤠 (not 🤑)58.284031.181
haunted (not blissful)58.099032.741
trendy (not vintage)57.830028.338
individualist (not communal)57.784131.162
Greek (not Roman)57.633331.921
unorthodox (not traditional)57.576727.469
smooth (not rough)57.364927.7338
social (not reclusive)57.375630.3146
cautious (not impulsive)57.267628.0348
theist (not atheist)57.146125.143
vanilla (not kinky)56.967427.3295
purple (not orange)56.660028.9262
off-key (not musical)56.573624.926
scholarly (not crafty)56.454328.8353
trusting (not charming)56.358131.2332
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.372030.1284
eastern (not western)56.217936.2130
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)56.249732.531
🎩 (not 🧢)56.177331.176
💃 (not 🧕)55.998525.5123
expressive (not stoic)55.688329.7339
good-humored (not angry)55.683222.4336
explorer (not builder)55.276132.0327
cooperative (not competitive)55.052432.0357
👟 (not 🥾)55.073133.674
joyful (not miserable)54.856322.193
blacksmith (not tailor)54.853232.829
industrial (not domestic)54.773131.361
flower child (not goth)54.798118.322
sorrowful (not cheery)54.592022.9341
thick (not thin)54.554023.4247
literary (not mathematical)54.494527.8324
pretentious (not unassuming)54.488429.197
conspiracist (not sheeple)54.1108925.0206
multicolored (not monochrome)54.171030.156
bookish (not sporty)53.999427.0344
average (not deviant)53.952626.8251
Russian (not French)53.949129.226
extreme (not moderate)53.6102326.7326
tame (not wild)53.560926.3303
🐐 (not 🦒)53.5108135.7114
💀 (not 🎃)53.581535.536
winter (not summer)53.474432.224
nerd (not jock)53.294225.7367
monastic (not hedonist)53.256128.351
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.296318.528
emotional (not logical)53.086226.2344
glad (not mad)53.064224.966
tautology (not oxymoron)52.941424.112
metrosexual (not macho)52.899627.531
linear (not circular)52.877631.328
suspicious (not trusting)52.691132.9356
sad (not happy)52.6100720.9335
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.556429.3225
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)52.544935.289
young (not old)52.4101718.7321
prudish (not flirtatious)52.467821.824
bold (not serious)52.388330.7333
offended (not chill)52.394728.936
conventional (not creative)52.273328.8301
thrifty (not extravagant)52.182227.830
🏀 (not 🎨)52.063232.826
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.991029.7329
🐿 (not 🦇)51.995533.568
funny (not humorless)51.598723.7357
impartial (not biased)51.531128.4323
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)51.562829.629
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)51.381732.631
sunny (not gloomy)51.371327.026
sexual (not asexual)51.3117729.827
realistic (not ambitious)51.259332.735
cat person (not dog person)51.180731.524
radical (not centrist)51.193733.921
rigid (not flexible)50.1100126.2303
varied (not repetitive)50.859828.6133
fortunate (not unlucky)50.677526.4306
preppy (not punk rock)50.4100526.937

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Peggy Carter (0.915)
  2. Chloe Decker (0.899)
  3. Kate Beckett (0.895)
  4. Dr. Audrey Lim (0.888)
  5. Beth Pearson (0.884)
  6. Princess Leia (0.881)
  7. Hermione Granger (0.88)
  8. Melinda Warner (0.879)
  9. Joan Watson (0.878)
  10. Samantha Carter (0.877)
  1. The Deep (-0.605)
  2. Dennis Nedry (-0.589)
  3. Kermit (-0.589)
  4. Connor Roy (-0.587)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.584)
  6. A.J. Soprano (-0.575)
  7. Arturo Roman (-0.568)
  8. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.559)
  9. Oscar Bluth (-0.553)
  10. Ian Duncan (-0.551)

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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