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Olivia Benson Descriptive 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. 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
persistent (not quitter)96.1359.1121
diligent (not lazy)95.8256.8342
motivated (not unmotivated)94.37014.816
competent (not incompetent)94.24312.0324
driven (not unambitious)94.05111.8381
important (not irrelevant)93.94210.9118
heroic (not villainous)93.72412.4356
badass (not weakass)93.39714.735
pro (not noob)93.26713.395
loyal (not traitorous)92.810711.2321
go-getter (not slugabed)92.03013.674
feminist (not sexist)92.05512.4104
active (not slothful)91.7658.6341
alert (not oblivious)91.62410.494
legit (not scrub)91.31713.8121
resourceful (not helpless)91.211013.568
overachiever (not underachiever)91.1659.235
perceptive (not unobservant)90.91169.033
devoted (not unfaithful)90.913811.725
treasure (not trash)90.86213.595
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.8999.827
master (not apprentice)90.79612.2149
egalitarian (not racist)90.49612.781
empath (not psychopath)90.43011.346
interested (not bored)90.31510.550
workaholic (not slacker)90.116014.470
beautiful (not ugly)90.026816.266
works hard (not plays hard)89.93513.6375
mature (not juvenile)89.84914.047
attractive (not repulsive)89.711913.5358
confidential (not gossiping)89.66912.1343
soulful (not soulless)89.410511.455
deep (not shallow)89.41213.798
kind (not cruel)89.314012.3383
bold (not shy)89.131611.7365
involved (not remote)89.11614.1322
🌟 (not 💩)88.911816.683
mighty (not puny)88.87513.1325
coordinated (not clumsy)88.615012.4378
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.43220.274
assertive (not passive)88.211512.9373
studious (not goof-off)88.214614.494
human (not animalistic)88.16613.4337
reasonable (not deranged)88.13713.980
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.724113.3332
clean (not perverted)87.611618.833
factual (not exaggerating)87.53615.431
high IQ (not low IQ)87.433512.6324
alpha (not beta)87.220516.2362
fresh (not stinky)86.712319.1127
down2earth (not head@clouds)86.63714.4330
giving (not receiving)86.67416.122
pointed (not random)86.613217.538
street-smart (not sheltered)86.417414.4319
healthy (not sickly)86.311013.6350
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.37612.235
protagonist (not antagonist)86.314022.324
valedictorian (not drop out)86.023818.393
wise (not foolish)85.99015.2345
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.716016.8101
demanding (not unchallenging)85.726015.644
nurturing (not poisonous)85.612115.2125
disarming (not creepy)85.45013.6120
independent (not codependent)85.415420.1352
prestigious (not disreputable)85.29216.8276
tasteful (not lewd)85.16016.8324
tactful (not indiscreet)85.03816.680
dominant (not submissive)84.834914.8343
captain (not first-mate)84.821721.0331
straightforward (not cryptic)84.74818.4358
direct (not roundabout)84.716118.7352
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.625115.7312
queen (not princess)84.618717.918
precise (not vague)84.311817.5240
believable (not poorly-written)84.312815.424
altruistic (not selfish)84.212417.8357
permanent (not transient)84.22722.1128
confident (not insecure)83.923316.4325
realistic (not fantastical)83.89321.137
high standards (not desperate)83.814120.358
genius (not dunce)83.324012.1352
neurotypical (not autistic)83.25416.4288
loveable (not punchable)83.215318.644
one-faced (not two-faced)83.121421.241
civilized (not barbaric)83.029416.6366
rational (not whimsical)82.813716.7368
sensible (not ludicrous)82.89918.6341
consistent (not variable)82.76521.735
brave (not careful)82.615118.1365
🧗 (not 🛌)82.425421.3145
generous (not stingy)82.316814.527
reassuring (not fearmongering)82.09826.227
sheriff (not outlaw)81.717221.9341
sturdy (not flimsy)81.727121.527
on-time (not tardy)81.638621.247
honorable (not cunning)81.514121.5366
extraordinary (not mundane)81.430419.3354
interesting (not tiresome)81.424618.9356
eloquent (not unpolished)81.426816.9313
respectful (not rude)81.325518.7331
charming (not awkward)81.225117.6355
🤺 (not 🏌)81.131819.592
decisive (not hesitant)81.134717.8374
not genocidal (not genocidal)81.036029.127
presidential (not folksy)80.715422.926
🐘 (not 🐀)80.75419.6124
equitable (not hypocritical)80.57222.868
grateful (not entitled)80.214020.638
emancipated (not enslaved)80.117820.9318
attentive (not interrupting)80.110419.643
bossy (not meek)80.050216.2325
rock (not rap)79.829615.021
curious (not apathetic)79.723424.8323
English (not German)79.531123.134
genuine (not sarcastic)79.418120.8340
wholesome (not salacious)79.423721.885
stylish (not slovenly)79.233719.0364
fast (not slow)79.234417.4380
straight (not queer)79.147426.6123
manicured (not scruffy)79.054221.0351
wooden (not plastic)78.916816.416
opinionated (not neutral)78.970421.944
angelic (not demonic)78.824918.5356
prideful (not envious)78.721114.260
neat (not messy)78.739718.6272
worldly (not innocent)78.643921.2332
opinionated (not jealous)78.628822.027
specialist (not generalist)78.511222.248
open-minded (not close-minded)78.219819.6370
😊 (not 🤣)78.122020.578
complicated (not simple)77.840220.7332
😇 (not 😈)77.425321.190
expressive (not monotone)77.437623.928
modest (not flamboyant)77.322618.2365
chosen one (not everyman)77.217227.625
📈 (not 📉)77.212826.399
serious (not playful)76.945215.7300
non-gamer (not gamer)76.731030.730
liberal (not conservative)76.332220.678
suspicious (not awkward)76.337017.1313
real (not philosophical)76.220322.8245
orderly (not chaotic)76.234722.4321
introspective (not not introspective)76.126424.3120
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.136722.7354
earth (not air)76.021424.942
emotional (not unemotional)75.956024.427
resolute (not wavering)75.936524.271
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.819123.7144
vibrant (not geriatric)75.547216.220
cool (not dorky)75.233822.686
patriotic (not unpatriotic)75.137621.475
ferocious (not pacifist)74.949122.1357
modern (not historical)74.828220.3244
cultured (not rustic)74.731219.928
compersive (not jealous)74.617419.5294
guarded (not open)74.469421.9367
frenzied (not sleepy)74.456617.528
normal (not weird)74.39921.3346
tense (not relaxed)74.371718.6332
private (not gregarious)74.340320.7367
obsessed (not aloof)74.136621.4297
scientific (not artistic)74.039318.5339
warm (not cold)73.844222.0371
chic (not cheesy)73.821424.526
washed (not muddy)73.843521.819
practical (not imaginative)73.744423.7345
stoic (not hypochondriac)73.725725.219
urban (not rural)73.652526.3125
utilitarian (not decorative)73.533823.262
fire (not water)73.551630.241
deliberate (not spontaneous)73.454226.0322
sane (not crazy)73.425522.7102
armoured (not vulnerable)73.348323.2334
dramatic (not comedic)73.358619.245
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.226932.777
OCD (not ADHD)73.244623.341
🥰 (not 🙃)73.125531.0119
sober (not indulgent)72.918223.3329
complimentary (not insulting)72.836022.763
resistant (not resigned)72.452624.1375
accepting (not judgemental)72.429128.3279
triggered (not trolling)72.230418.123
hurried (not leisurely)72.125220.6367
🤔 (not 🤫)71.818330.981
transparent (not machiavellian)71.819724.424
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.775221.9327
pure (not debased)71.540621.5321
official (not backdoor)71.522826.4338
proper (not scandalous)71.240623.0327
🐩 (not 🐒)71.239326.474
literal (not metaphorical)70.932921.9313
demure (not vain)70.924119.9311
reliable (not experimental)70.543831.431
love-focused (not money-focused)70.580525.615
statist (not anarchist)70.230023.4139
Italian (not Swedish)70.232422.536
tight (not loose)69.765317.327
intellectual (not physical)69.771420.4346
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.738725.1351
devout (not heathen)69.635423.1309
intense (not lighthearted)69.677229.029
spicy (not mild)69.266422.7336
🧠 (not 💪)69.184825.1108
fighter (not lover)69.041728.744
factual (not poetic)68.948030.136
humble (not arrogant)68.839624.9334
basic (not hipster)68.848421.2310
frank (not sugarcoated)68.787329.119
hunter (not gatherer)68.361029.135
white knight (not bad boy)68.265432.025
gendered (not androgynous)68.1125728.2120
profound (not ironic)68.023726.937
skeptical (not spiritual)67.884823.2333
efficient (not overprepared)67.857231.333
analysis (not common sense)67.846732.320
paranoid (not naive)67.852022.626
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.757629.344
feisty (not gracious)67.679824.7315
focused on the present (not focused on the future)67.529925.5330
realist (not idealist)67.542626.976
👽 (not 🤡)67.338823.975
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.245424.7328
night owl (not morning lark)67.267326.6244
tall (not short)67.161919.0370
normie (not freak)67.133025.052
still (not twitchy)66.926828.245
jaded (not innocent)66.982724.023
😏 (not 😬)66.852129.880
concrete (not abstract)66.651529.689
patient (not impatient)66.530527.8121
doer (not thinker)66.369131.647
contrarian (not yes-man)66.361629.927
stubborn (not accommodating)66.1101533.643
refined (not rugged)66.066825.5322
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.063922.1302
insider (not outsider)65.925626.0235
minimalist (not pack rat)65.942324.772
warm (not quarrelsome)65.845625.2391
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.856328.7103
methodical (not astonishing)65.764028.8316
regular (not zany)65.726326.690
🧐 (not 😎)65.743932.489
proactive (not reactive)65.717729.325
frugal (not lavish)65.652820.5299
💝 (not 💔)65.549633.5135
sage (not whippersnapper)65.533329.033
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.474925.9341
strict (not lenient)65.365124.8336
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.375027.1383
existentialist (not nihilist)65.352622.354
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.236929.8113
work-first (not family-first)65.061326.4373
political (not nonpolitical)64.959729.1334
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.937224.727
objective (not subjective)64.825228.042
classical (not avant-garde)64.858225.756
calm (not anxious)64.736425.0373
playful (not shy)64.795721.0324
concise (not long-winded)64.640530.820
well behaved (not mischievous)64.547426.4326
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.559230.020
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.443726.832
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.453529.139
stable (not moody)64.325225.3334
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.356324.9325
🥵 (not 🥶)64.254728.229
hoarder (not unprepared)64.165817.7258
pensive (not serene)64.097827.632
rebellious (not obedient)63.987124.3350
feminine (not masculine)63.659220.8335
never cries (not often crying)63.375526.638
secretive (not open-book)63.290822.752
hard (not soft)63.174321.0352
sweet (not bitter)63.164822.8345
corporate (not freelance)62.946631.342
democratic (not authoritarian)62.864729.1295
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.758225.8272
enlightened (not lost)62.647827.220
bright (not depressed)62.556924.9355
cynical (not gullible)62.589226.325
indie (not pop)62.384229.519
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.259231.186
pronatalist (not child free)62.132229.3327
🦄 (not 🐴)62.147234.377
penny-pincher (not overspender)61.966722.1111
😀 (not 😭)61.954527.484
cocky (not timid)61.9111422.621
traumatized (not flourishing)61.890925.733
vegan (not cannibal)61.868518.920
ranged (not melee)61.848430.123
hard (not soft)61.777123.478
🐮 (not 🐷)61.759427.393
deep (not epic)61.738832.537
moist (not dry)61.547426.737
chaste (not lustful)61.447521.1320
reserved (not chatty)61.469124.6310
rich (not poor)61.485816.8330
🤐 (not 😜)61.068731.192
always down (not picky)61.032829.723
exuberant (not subdued)60.879423.427
predictable (not quirky)60.851027.223
fixable (not unfixable)60.784028.323
romantic (not dispassionate)60.4108025.630
🥳 (not 🥴)60.342927.676
privileged (not oppressed)60.3104925.430
politically correct (not edgy)60.154828.2344
socialist (not libertarian)60.018926.7270
loud (not quiet)59.979523.1335
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.989830.136
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.969131.350
Coke (not Pepsi)59.741333.749
empirical (not theoretical)59.560728.8304
forgiving (not vengeful)59.477527.6337
high-tech (not low-tech)59.271923.8304
mainstream (not arcane)59.244927.0291
formal (not intimate)58.969331.0122
haunted (not blissful)58.9110832.446
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.847233.233
extrovert (not introvert)58.787727.4344
🤖 (not 👻)58.760026.567
chortling (not giggling)58.697928.814
distant (not touchy-feely)58.685129.221
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.5100225.332
technophile (not luddite)58.461322.3242
instinctual (not reasoned)58.386128.8339
🤠 (not 🤑)58.298231.181
unorthodox (not traditional)57.888227.272
Greek (not Roman)57.639731.921
trendy (not vintage)57.634727.641
individualist (not communal)57.496430.864
cautious (not impulsive)57.376328.0351
smooth (not rough)57.374927.7338
social (not reclusive)57.386130.3146
vanilla (not kinky)56.876427.3297
eastern (not western)56.722336.2132
purple (not orange)56.671128.9262
theist (not atheist)56.653025.144
off-key (not musical)56.583924.926
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.481930.1285
scholarly (not crafty)56.461428.8354
trusting (not charming)56.366431.1334
💃 (not 🧕)56.1111425.6124
flower child (not goth)56.0108020.025
good-humored (not angry)55.696122.5337
expressive (not stoic)55.4101329.7340
cooperative (not competitive)55.161431.9359
explorer (not builder)55.088632.0329
🎩 (not 🧢)55.092031.280
joyful (not miserable)54.864422.193
sorrowful (not cheery)54.6106222.9343
thick (not thin)54.661323.4248
blacksmith (not tailor)54.662032.031
industrial (not domestic)54.584831.162
👟 (not 🥾)54.586233.675
literary (not mathematical)54.4108927.8325
tautology (not oxymoron)54.238723.613
multicolored (not monochrome)54.181430.156
💀 (not 🎃)54.190935.237
bookish (not sporty)54.0113326.9347
conspiracist (not sheeple)54.0125025.2209
average (not deviant)53.959026.8252
monastic (not hedonist)53.963028.552
Russian (not French)53.956729.226
pretentious (not unassuming)53.8103129.299
extreme (not moderate)53.7116026.7327
offended (not chill)53.7101328.838
tame (not wild)53.569926.3305
🐐 (not 🦒)53.5123735.7114
nerd (not jock)53.1108325.9370
emotional (not logical)53.098726.2344
🐿 (not 🦇)53.0105333.770
sad (not happy)52.8115520.9339
glad (not mad)52.875324.867
linear (not circular)52.888731.328
winter (not summer)52.789833.226
suspicious (not trusting)52.6102932.9358
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.564429.3226
young (not old)52.4118018.7322
metrosexual (not macho)52.4115727.232
bold (not serious)52.3101430.7333
prudish (not flirtatious)52.378821.425
conventional (not creative)52.183128.9304
thrifty (not extravagant)52.196027.830
radical (not centrist)52.1103532.624
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.0112519.329
🏀 (not 🎨)52.072732.826
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)51.953135.392
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.8102429.7330
dog person (not cat person)51.893532.225
sexual (not asexual)51.6132529.428
funny (not humorless)51.5113423.7357
impartial (not biased)51.436628.4326
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)51.393732.631
sunny (not gloomy)51.382827.026
ambitious (not realistic)51.2121433.336
punk rock (not preppy)51.178626.241
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)51.172730.831
rigid (not flexible)50.1114026.2305
varied (not repetitive)50.870428.9136
fortunate (not unlucky)50.587426.4307

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 (0.916)
  2. Chloe Decker (0.899)
  3. Kate Beckett (0.898)
  4. Dr. Audrey Lim (0.889)
  5. Beth Pearson (0.882)
  6. Melinda Warner (0.881)
  7. Princess Leia (0.881)
  8. Hermione Granger (0.881)
  9. Joan Watson (0.881)
  10. Samantha Carter (0.878)
  1. The Deep (-0.609)
  2. Dennis Nedry (-0.589)
  3. Kermit (-0.589)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.585)
  5. Connor Roy (-0.58)
  6. A.J. Soprano (-0.571)
  7. Arturo Roman (-0.569)
  8. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.56)
  9. Oscar Bluth (-0.555)
  10. Ian Duncan (-0.554)

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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