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Olivia Benson Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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. 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
main character (not side character)98.8152.821
persistent (not quitter)96.0349.1123
diligent (not lazy)95.8246.8343
motivated (not unmotivated)95.14412.922
competent (not incompetent)94.14912.1325
driven (not unambitious)93.95711.8384
important (not irrelevant)93.94010.9118
heroic (not villainous)93.72412.4356
badass (not weakass)93.58814.636
pro (not noob)93.26913.396
loyal (not traitorous)92.810511.2323
go-getter (not slugabed)92.02613.575
feminist (not sexist)92.05612.4104
alert (not oblivious)91.82310.496
active (not slothful)91.7678.6345
devoted (not unfaithful)91.511811.230
legit (not scrub)91.41713.8122
resourceful (not helpless)91.210713.568
overachiever (not underachiever)91.1709.235
treasure (not trash)90.95813.596
perceptive (not unobservant)90.91159.033
master (not apprentice)90.710312.2149
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.71019.628
empath (not psychopath)90.42911.346
egalitarian (not racist)90.310512.682
interested (not bored)90.31710.550
beautiful (not ugly)90.225416.167
workaholic (not slacker)90.116014.371
works hard (not plays hard)89.93713.6376
attractive (not repulsive)89.711813.4360
confidential (not gossiping)89.67412.1343
mature (not juvenile)89.56013.950
soulful (not soulless)89.410511.356
deep (not shallow)89.41513.798
kind (not cruel)89.314312.2384
bold (not shy)89.132111.7367
involved (not remote)88.91414.4325
🌟 (not 💩)88.911716.683
mighty (not puny)88.87413.1326
coordinated (not clumsy)88.615412.4381
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.63120.175
assertive (not passive)88.211412.9374
studious (not goof-off)88.214914.494
human (not animalistic)88.16713.3338
reasonable (not deranged)88.13713.980
factual (not exaggerating)88.02615.133
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.824113.3333
clean (not perverted)87.611418.833
high IQ (not low IQ)87.434612.6324
alpha (not beta)87.220616.2362
protagonist (not antagonist)87.013921.128
fresh (not stinky)86.712619.1127
down2earth (not head@clouds)86.64014.4332
giving (not receiving)86.67516.122
pointed (not random)86.613217.538
street-smart (not sheltered)86.517314.4320
healthy (not sickly)86.311013.5353
valedictorian (not drop out)86.322818.295
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.37812.235
queen (not princess)86.314616.623
wise (not foolish)85.99215.2347
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.815516.7103
nurturing (not poisonous)85.612815.2125
independent (not codependent)85.316020.1353
disarming (not creepy)85.34913.6121
prestigious (not disreputable)85.29116.8277
tasteful (not lewd)85.16016.8324
tactful (not indiscreet)84.93916.581
direct (not roundabout)84.816518.6354
captain (not first-mate)84.822621.0331
demanding (not unchallenging)84.831015.946
dominant (not submissive)84.735214.8344
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.723915.7313
straightforward (not cryptic)84.65018.5359
precise (not vague)84.511517.4243
high standards (not desperate)84.413120.160
permanent (not transient)84.32722.0130
altruistic (not selfish)84.212417.7358
confident (not insecure)84.022716.4326
realistic (not fantastical)83.89721.137
believable (not poorly-written)83.714915.630
genius (not dunce)83.324712.1352
neurotypical (not autistic)83.24916.3289
loveable (not punchable)83.215518.644
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.129927.532
civilized (not barbaric)83.030616.6367
generous (not stingy)82.914514.528
rational (not whimsical)82.814316.7368
sensible (not ludicrous)82.810218.6341
consistent (not variable)82.76821.735
brave (not careful)82.615818.1366
🧗 (not 🛌)82.426721.2146
presidential (not folksy)82.113422.628
one-faced (not two-faced)82.026022.142
on-time (not tardy)81.938720.949
sturdy (not flimsy)81.727321.527
honorable (not cunning)81.614221.5367
sheriff (not outlaw)81.617721.9342
respectful (not rude)81.425018.7334
extraordinary (not mundane)81.430919.3354
eloquent (not unpolished)81.427416.9313
interesting (not tiresome)81.324518.9357
charming (not awkward)81.225217.6355
🤺 (not 🏌)81.132619.592
decisive (not hesitant)81.135017.8375
🐘 (not 🐀)80.75119.6124
attentive (not interrupting)80.68619.644
equitable (not hypocritical)80.57322.868
reassuring (not fearmongering)80.314227.329
grateful (not entitled)80.213820.638
emancipated (not enslaved)80.117120.9318
opinionated (not jealous)80.123321.231
bossy (not meek)80.050816.2325
curious (not apathetic)79.724124.8323
genuine (not sarcastic)79.418320.8340
stylish (not slovenly)79.334619.0365
fast (not slow)79.234517.4380
straight (not queer)79.148126.6123
manicured (not scruffy)79.154021.0352
wholesome (not salacious)79.026422.487
rock (not rap)79.035214.626
angelic (not demonic)78.825718.5356
neat (not messy)78.739818.6272
worldly (not innocent)78.644521.2332
prideful (not envious)78.620914.161
specialist (not generalist)78.511522.049
wooden (not plastic)78.517416.017
open-minded (not close-minded)78.220819.6370
complicated (not simple)77.840720.7332
opinionated (not neutral)77.879622.745
expressive (not monotone)77.737523.130
😇 (not 😈)77.426121.190
😊 (not 🤣)77.424721.280
English (not German)77.447225.237
modest (not flamboyant)77.323018.2366
📈 (not 📉)77.213126.399
serious (not playful)76.946015.7300
chosen one (not everyman)76.818327.329
vibrant (not geriatric)76.742315.922
washed (not muddy)76.534620.923
liberal (not conservative)76.332820.678
chic (not cheesy)76.315323.930
suspicious (not awkward)76.336317.1313
real (not philosophical)76.321022.8247
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.236622.7355
orderly (not chaotic)76.235522.4321
resolute (not wavering)76.236724.272
earth (not air)76.021524.942
emotional (not unemotional)76.056823.230
cultured (not rustic)75.928419.033
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.818823.6146
introspective (not not introspective)75.529024.7122
cool (not dorky)75.234122.686
frenzied (not sleepy)75.152517.529
ferocious (not pacifist)74.950922.1358
modern (not historical)74.828320.3244
compersive (not jealous)74.717619.5297
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.640421.378
guarded (not open)74.470421.9367
private (not gregarious)74.441420.7369
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.425023.625
normal (not weird)74.310121.3346
tense (not relaxed)74.373218.6333
obsessed (not aloof)74.237121.5298
non-gamer (not gamer)74.239833.031
scientific (not artistic)74.040418.4341
dramatic (not comedic)73.957419.047
warm (not cold)73.845321.9372
practical (not imaginative)73.746223.7345
urban (not rural)73.753926.2126
sane (not crazy)73.626222.7103
utilitarian (not decorative)73.534823.063
triggered (not trolling)73.525517.925
armoured (not vulnerable)73.348723.2335
deliberate (not spontaneous)73.255826.2323
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.227232.777
OCD (not ADHD)73.244323.341
🥰 (not 🙃)73.125931.0119
sober (not indulgent)72.917623.3329
love-focused (not money-focused)72.975023.918
complimentary (not insulting)72.837122.763
transparent (not machiavellian)72.618424.225
resistant (not resigned)72.455524.1375
accepting (not judgemental)72.430028.3279
fire (not water)72.157031.242
hurried (not leisurely)72.124920.6367
🤔 (not 🤫)71.819630.981
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.776721.9327
pure (not debased)71.641521.5322
official (not backdoor)71.523126.4338
frank (not sugarcoated)71.379727.925
proper (not scandalous)71.241023.0327
🐩 (not 🐒)71.239926.474
demure (not vain)70.924119.9312
literal (not metaphorical)70.733122.0314
reliable (not experimental)70.545031.431
tight (not loose)70.364317.328
statist (not anarchist)70.229523.4139
Italian (not Swedish)70.232622.536
hunter (not gatherer)70.157227.441
intellectual (not physical)69.772920.4346
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.738625.1351
devout (not heathen)69.636723.1309
intense (not lighthearted)69.679029.029
spicy (not mild)69.467722.7339
🧠 (not 💪)69.186725.1108
basic (not hipster)68.949521.1311
factual (not poetic)68.948930.136
contrarian (not yes-man)68.953028.931
fighter (not lover)68.844028.445
enlightened (not lost)68.728826.526
white knight (not bad boy)68.765130.927
humble (not arrogant)68.640225.1335
still (not twitchy)68.224528.347
gendered (not androgynous)68.1130128.2120
profound (not ironic)68.023626.937
paranoid (not naive)67.952821.929
skeptical (not spiritual)67.886523.2333
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.758229.344
feisty (not gracious)67.681224.7315
efficient (not overprepared)67.659330.435
😏 (not 😬)67.649929.882
focused on the present (not focused on the future)67.530825.5330
jaded (not innocent)67.483323.325
night owl (not morning lark)67.367726.6245
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.247624.7328
👽 (not 🤡)67.239723.878
normie (not freak)67.133825.052
concrete (not abstract)67.051629.690
tall (not short)66.864019.2388
realist (not idealist)66.646527.178
patient (not impatient)66.332227.8122
sage (not whippersnapper)66.331028.934
doer (not thinker)66.371131.647
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.263622.1303
refined (not rugged)66.068625.5323
proactive (not reactive)66.015629.132
insider (not outsider)65.926726.0235
minimalist (not pack rat)65.942624.772
warm (not quarrelsome)65.846825.2391
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.857228.7103
good-cook (not bad-cook)65.835524.728
methodical (not astonishing)65.665828.8318
frugal (not lavish)65.654120.5299
stubborn (not accommodating)65.6104833.444
💝 (not 💔)65.551933.4136
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.476027.1384
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.476725.9341
objective (not subjective)65.423727.943
strict (not lenient)65.365924.8337
existentialist (not nihilist)65.353722.354
regular (not zany)65.229426.891
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.238429.8113
concise (not long-winded)65.240332.524
work-first (not family-first)65.161826.4374
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.060129.421
political (not nonpolitical)64.961529.1334
playful (not shy)64.797421.0324
calm (not anxious)64.637225.2374
well behaved (not mischievous)64.448926.4327
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.444426.832
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.454729.139
cocky (not timid)64.4105622.725
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.359324.9326
stable (not moody)64.226025.4336
🥵 (not 🥶)64.255528.229
never cries (not often crying)64.273926.839
hoarder (not unprepared)64.167317.7258
classical (not avant-garde)64.064125.758
rebellious (not obedient)63.989324.3350
🧐 (not 😎)63.849833.692
feminine (not masculine)63.661120.8336
secretive (not open-book)63.691722.653
pensive (not serene)63.4104128.535
vegan (not cannibal)63.365818.123
hard (not soft)63.175521.0352
sweet (not bitter)63.167222.8345
democratic (not authoritarian)62.867429.1295
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.759925.8272
bright (not depressed)62.557524.9355
cynical (not gullible)62.590426.325
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.260731.186
pronatalist (not child free)62.133229.3327
🦄 (not 🐴)62.149034.377
analysis (not common sense)62.067834.625
😀 (not 😭)61.955527.484
🐮 (not 🐷)61.959627.295
penny-pincher (not overspender)61.869922.0112
traumatized (not flourishing)61.894225.733
indie (not pop)61.889029.826
hard (not soft)61.778423.478
deep (not epic)61.740832.537
fixable (not unfixable)61.581126.826
corporate (not freelance)61.550431.244
moist (not dry)61.549926.737
chaste (not lustful)61.449221.1320
reserved (not chatty)61.469824.6310
rich (not poor)61.387816.8332
🤐 (not 😜)61.070731.192
ranged (not melee)60.856628.828
predictable (not quirky)60.452626.724
🥳 (not 🥴)60.343627.676
politically correct (not edgy)60.057128.3345
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.069731.652
socialist (not libertarian)59.919026.9271
loud (not quiet)59.981323.1336
exuberant (not subdued)59.984825.832
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.990330.136
Coke (not Pepsi)59.743333.749
empirical (not theoretical)59.562128.8304
forgiving (not vengeful)59.479627.6337
privileged (not oppressed)59.4109826.132
always down (not picky)59.439228.827
mainstream (not arcane)59.245927.0291
high-tech (not low-tech)59.172823.8305
formal (not intimate)58.970731.0122
haunted (not blissful)58.9113632.446
extrovert (not introvert)58.789027.4344
🤖 (not 👻)58.761626.567
distant (not touchy-feely)58.785728.522
off-key (not musical)58.576025.428
romantic (not dispassionate)58.5119327.331
technophile (not luddite)58.462222.3242
instinctual (not reasoned)58.388728.8339
🤠 (not 🤑)58.1102030.982
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.0104527.434
trendy (not vintage)58.035127.442
unorthodox (not traditional)57.891127.272
individualist (not communal)57.498330.864
cautious (not impulsive)57.378128.0351
smooth (not rough)57.377027.7338
social (not reclusive)57.289530.1148
flower child (not goth)57.2107720.631
vanilla (not kinky)56.878027.3297
eastern (not western)56.720136.2132
purple (not orange)56.672228.9262
theist (not atheist)56.654625.144
scholarly (not crafty)56.561028.7356
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.483430.1285
trusting (not charming)56.367731.1334
winter (not summer)55.881333.230
💃 (not 🧕)55.6115925.8126
Greek (not Roman)55.653032.723
good-humored (not angry)55.598622.5338
tautology (not oxymoron)55.533225.617
expressive (not stoic)55.4105229.7340
Russian (not French)55.451828.332
cooperative (not competitive)55.163531.9359
joyful (not miserable)54.965722.094
explorer (not builder)54.891732.1330
thick (not thin)54.762223.4249
sorrowful (not cheery)54.6109622.9343
blacksmith (not tailor)54.663932.031
industrial (not domestic)54.587331.162
👟 (not 🥾)54.588633.675
literary (not mathematical)54.4113227.8327
linear (not circular)54.482831.929
🎩 (not 🧢)54.395331.182
radical (not centrist)54.396229.931
multicolored (not monochrome)54.184130.156
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)54.163234.237
💀 (not 🎃)54.192135.237
bookish (not sporty)54.0115726.9347
🐿 (not 🦇)54.0104533.872
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.9128125.2210
average (not deviant)53.961526.8252
monastic (not hedonist)53.964428.552
pretentious (not unassuming)53.8104229.299
extreme (not moderate)53.7118326.6329
🐐 (not 🦒)53.7127335.6115
offended (not chill)53.7105128.838
thrifty (not extravagant)53.794028.631
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)53.685731.635
tame (not wild)53.571926.3305
nerd (not jock)53.1110925.9370
prudish (not flirtatious)53.080219.931
emotional (not logical)52.9103126.2345
glad (not mad)52.877924.867
sad (not happy)52.7119721.1340
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.7112618.932
suspicious (not trusting)52.6105632.9358
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.465829.3227
sexual (not asexual)52.4132931.031
young (not old)52.3121818.7323
bold (not serious)52.3104330.6334
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)52.354635.393
🏀 (not 🎨)52.373932.227
conventional (not creative)52.185628.9304
metrosexual (not macho)51.8121526.734
dog person (not cat person)51.896432.225
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.7105929.7331
funny (not humorless)51.5116123.7357
sunny (not gloomy)51.584226.328
impartial (not biased)51.436928.4326
ambitious (not realistic)51.2124133.336
flexible (not rigid)51.083226.2306
giggling (not chortling)51.065028.820
varied (not repetitive)50.871528.9136
preppy (not punk rock)50.6117326.144
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)50.6123631.533
fortunate (not unlucky)50.591026.4307

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Peggy Carter (0.909)
  2. Chloe Decker (0.899)
  3. Kate Beckett (0.899)
  4. Beth Pearson (0.886)
  5. Dr. Audrey Lim (0.885)
  6. Princess Leia (0.883)
  7. Benjamin Sisko (0.883)
  8. Joan Watson (0.881)
  9. Hermione Granger (0.881)
  10. Samantha Carter (0.878)
  1. The Deep (-0.631)
  2. Kermit (-0.598)
  3. Dennis Nedry (-0.592)
  4. Connor Roy (-0.589)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.588)
  6. A.J. Soprano (-0.585)
  7. Arturo Roman (-0.576)
  8. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.563)
  9. Ian Duncan (-0.562)
  10. Oscar Bluth (-0.558)

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

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users
ESTJ69.2%547
ENFJ68.4%3842
ESFJ67.8%592
ENTJ67.3%2286
ISFJ64.8%1602
INFJ64.8%12519
ISTJ64.5%1475
INTJ64.0%8827
ENFP60.4%10817
ESTP59.8%765
ESFP59.8%1202
ENTP58.3%5934
INFP57.0%23344
INTP56.3%11992
ISFP56.2%1998
ISTP55.7%1950

Notes

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