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C-3PO Personality Statistics

C-3PO is a character from Star Wars. 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
nerd (not jock)95.91810.41027
civilized (not barbaric)95.149.8935
bookish (not sporty)94.91310.9875
intellectual (not physical)94.11713.3983
cautious (not impulsive)94.0214.9994
loyal (not traitorous)93.95712.7968
🧠 (not 💪)93.12313.1306
scientific (not artistic)92.91113.71031
anxious (not calm)92.81012.3959
tense (not relaxed)92.72013.1990
proper (not scandalous)92.3516.7912
pacifist (not ferocious)91.8213.91087
scheduled (not spontaneous)91.52417.21007
practical (not imaginative)90.91416.8905
first-mate (not captain)90.71614.31122
tame (not wild)90.5316.0934
chaste (not lustful)90.2518.8963
🤖 (not 👻)90.2319.7262
literal (not metaphorical)90.0518.81085
submissive (not dominant)89.71614.1942
obedient (not rebellious)89.71116.1870
scholarly (not crafty)89.7816.41139
gatherer (not hunter)89.6714.792
precise (not vague)89.53017.6682
politically correct (not edgy)89.4218.3961
careful (not brave)89.2417.21093
manicured (not scruffy)89.213617.91118
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)88.71517.0902
refined (not rugged)88.23618.21043
unambiguous (not mysterious)88.2317.31101
rigid (not flexible)88.14217.9920
😇 (not 😈)88.13617.3275
skeptical (not spiritual)87.93917.21067
well behaved (not mischievous)87.91320.1982
metrosexual (not macho)87.91418.889
chatty (not reserved)87.810518.01020
reasoned (not instinctual)87.8522.41014
diligent (not lazy)87.731417.81014
beta (not alpha)87.72120.2833
works hard (not plays hard)87.56418.3966
formal (not intimate)87.32919.6396
conventional (not creative)87.02420.21018
preppy (not punk rock)86.96618.4103
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.87720.7979
high IQ (not low IQ)86.625520.5894
neat (not messy)86.610723.1778
high-tech (not low-tech)86.37020.31053
cooperative (not competitive)86.21719.4956
vegan (not cannibal)86.21622.194
methodical (not astonishing)85.82420.6990
codependent (not independent)85.72820.71135
tight (not loose)85.68719.498
sober (not indulgent)85.31423.5962
serious (not bold)85.01620.41050
valedictorian (not drop out)85.020225.9224
pure (not debased)84.95020.2912
orderly (not chaotic)84.97325.2991
kind (not cruel)84.624018.41041
rational (not whimsical)84.47624.0972
eloquent (not unpolished)84.413221.7852
serious (not playful)84.216021.21025
workaholic (not slacker)84.132021.9213
🎩 (not 🧢)84.013421.7241
sheriff (not outlaw)83.88420.3995
straightforward (not cryptic)83.64424.51021
official (not backdoor)83.52623.91068
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.57223.3286
vanilla (not kinky)83.43426.9920
technophile (not luddite)83.15925.1956
forgiving (not vengeful)82.78620.51005
sheltered (not street-smart)82.74322.7988
pessimistic (not optimistic)82.56522.31043
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)82.54625.894
tasteful (not lewd)82.48824.5978
heroic (not villainous)82.230217.2971
studious (not goof-off)82.228025.9261
honorable (not cunning)82.19520.71061
statist (not anarchist)82.12223.4362
offended (not chill)81.812522.6102
uncreative (not open to new experinces)81.73723.61033
claustrophobic (not spelunker)81.61322.897
frenzied (not sleepy)81.614718.888
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.929724.089
corporate (not freelance)80.810425.887
logical (not emotional)80.67627.21050
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.638827.5940
factual (not poetic)80.68828.798
realist (not idealist)80.46529.5228
hesitant (not decisive)80.42025.31057
wholesome (not salacious)80.416623.8233
traditional (not unorthodox)80.17228.8177
sensible (not ludicrous)80.113326.7924
sensitive (not thick-skinned)80.17723.0939
strict (not lenient)79.717924.4984
orange (not purple)79.55221.6883
highbrow (not lowbrow)79.511324.3802
devout (not heathen)79.56024.8927
repetitive (not varied)79.45022.0420
dry (not moist)79.26025.495
mathematical (not literary)79.05928.4951
egalitarian (not racist)79.051523.6217
🧐 (not 😎)78.97629.3265
mild (not spicy)78.85426.6934
hurried (not leisurely)78.86224.81119
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)78.71828.5105
reasonable (not deranged)78.618128.4238
old (not young)78.414421.0932
prestigious (not disreputable)78.220122.5834
angelic (not demonic)78.118821.8944
monochrome (not multicolored)78.18929.0175
tall (not short)78.017517.61000
awkward (not charming)77.68524.81049
treasure (not trash)77.646924.0290
reliable (not experimental)77.616426.1100
linear (not circular)77.53428.295
open-book (not secretive)77.57526.0105
consistent (not variable)77.314327.388
close-minded (not open-minded)77.310924.41100
triggered (not trolling)77.39025.0103
nurturing (not poisonous)77.227721.6348
respectful (not rude)77.026726.31010
human (not animalistic)76.935122.4768
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.923823.7223
puny (not mighty)76.84322.1982
atheist (not theist)76.718130.9170
awkward (not suspicious)76.49026.9950
tailor (not blacksmith)76.122122.987
passive (not assertive)76.15427.6953
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.09725.8372
French (not Russian)75.811524.972
classical (not avant-garde)75.613826.4189
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)75.47029.1403
average (not deviant)75.44627.4705
child free (not pronatalist)74.523032.1779
believable (not poorly-written)74.450119.582
morning lark (not night owl)74.310423.6613
😬 (not 😏)73.88830.7242
utilitarian (not decorative)73.527628.5185
dorky (not cool)73.418031.0245
🐿 (not 🦇)73.425027.0212
English (not German)73.445732.493
permanent (not transient)73.315327.2337
🤔 (not 🤫)73.310730.0245
fast-talking (not slow-talking)73.229127.6109
basic (not hipster)73.025729.5933
perceptive (not unobservant)72.566831.3118
insecure (not confident)72.29328.9962
urban (not rural)71.842928.8419
concrete (not abstract)71.623231.5256
traumatized (not flourishing)71.334226.789
moderate (not extreme)71.210532.0839
💝 (not 💔)71.121729.5327
clumsy (not coordinated)70.917428.1989
sane (not crazy)70.921029.7230
🌟 (not 💩)70.958529.0231
frugal (not lavish)70.925928.3851
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.941126.5247
objective (not subjective)70.87033.4183
sheeple (not conspiracist)70.74128.3714
dramatic (not no-nonsense)70.730933.3399
apprentice (not master)70.716129.1374
🏌 (not 🤺)70.65231.0255
innocent (not worldly)70.513030.21044
feminist (not sexist)70.552425.8296
legit (not scrub)70.456928.7357
communal (not individualist)70.38830.5183
fresh (not stinky)70.251027.4346
direct (not roundabout)70.050933.5987
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)69.954030.3261
trusting (not charming)69.711727.7957
mature (not juvenile)69.339828.8203
work-first (not family-first)69.237330.81082
slow (not fast)68.98426.6934
dispassionate (not romantic)68.911430.2101
thin (not thick)68.434929.0694
genuine (not sarcastic)68.334233.41021
loud (not quiet)68.243627.91025
androgynous (not gendered)68.12433.2385
queer (not straight)68.18829.6360
disarming (not creepy)68.055925.3350
glad (not mad)68.022429.4223
fixable (not unfixable)67.932930.390
vulnerable (not armoured)67.619330.0838
judgemental (not accepting)67.637631.8702
🧕 (not 💃)67.510931.2389
equitable (not hypocritical)67.433430.2260
good-humored (not angry)67.339626.4857
smooth (not rough)67.128228.9986
off-key (not musical)66.827128.679
enslaved (not emancipated)66.79028.01046
minimalist (not pack rat)66.627031.9216
stuttering (not rhythmic)66.412828.796
important (not irrelevant)66.382428.0423
weird (not normal)66.246228.31017
altruistic (not selfish)65.745229.01003
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.736833.1864
overprepared (not efficient)65.77034.289
active (not slothful)65.684927.8875
self-conscious (not self-assured)65.513633.5824
specialist (not generalist)65.539934.0182
gracious (not feisty)65.412629.5830
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.240735.4930
complimentary (not insulting)65.241828.6184
🐩 (not 🐒)65.039334.3218
stylish (not slovenly)64.856630.7873
geriatric (not vibrant)64.812729.986
genius (not dunce)64.760929.01097
meek (not bossy)64.718833.41004
beautiful (not ugly)64.782128.9217
monastic (not hedonist)64.713929.2177
competent (not incompetent)64.584729.6898
social (not reclusive)64.543531.2428
🛌 (not 🧗)63.920832.4389
resigned (not resistant)63.84432.5981
pretentious (not unassuming)63.648034.2255
🥴 (not 🥳)63.636732.4261
builder (not explorer)63.334729.01057
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.331827.9101
🐀 (not 🐘)63.129031.6379
📈 (not 📉)62.953732.3243
tiresome (not interesting)62.513529.9973
😊 (not 🤣)62.553832.1290
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.433032.9966
gregarious (not private)62.329831.8933
cosmopolitan (not provincial)62.238633.3873
soft (not hard)62.238034.0186
shy (not bold)62.010330.51035
democratic (not authoritarian)61.946833.6940
persistent (not quitter)61.6115534.2241
Swedish (not Italian)61.530632.483
autistic (not neurotypical)61.08934.3933
soft (not hard)60.940133.8927
impatient (not patient)60.863931.9377
expressive (not stoic)60.657033.91042
obsessed (not aloof)60.662433.7950
🤠 (not 🤑)60.459432.2214
compersive (not jealous)60.340030.0836
gossiping (not confidential)60.233033.21098
healthy (not sickly)60.081330.3943
shy (not playful)59.918827.9956
involved (not remote)59.681530.0950
sage (not whippersnapper)59.538229.997
nonpolitical (not political)59.333335.5844
simple (not complicated)59.222933.5801
curious (not apathetic)58.979831.0992
impartial (not biased)58.99634.11008
uninspiring (not charismatic)58.614932.3904
quarrelsome (not warm)58.559030.6935
gloomy (not sunny)58.557631.6108
cringeworthy (not inspiring)58.439728.2207
unlucky (not fortunate)58.348431.81052
wise (not foolish)58.160329.01078
empirical (not theoretical)58.151340.2983
🐮 (not 🐷)57.955430.6340
western (not eastern)57.771632.7299
extrovert (not introvert)57.664233.7948
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.549934.3780
low self esteem (not narcissistic)57.334529.5107
miserable (not joyful)57.266730.4266
loveable (not punchable)57.069730.698
sweet (not bitter)56.954128.9972
unambitious (not driven)56.98232.4891
industrial (not domestic)56.852736.6166
sorrowful (not cheery)56.766330.31051
trusting (not suspicious)56.743735.2992
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.620640.3661
soulful (not soulless)56.490533.4160
🤐 (not 😜)56.454536.1251
introspective (not not introspective)56.374833.3367
existentialist (not nihilist)56.269134.6147
real (not philosophical)56.177736.6673
🙃 (not 🥰)56.051336.0379
flimsy (not sturdy)55.929132.9104
👟 (not 🥾)55.257035.7250
mundane (not extraordinary)54.929632.9959
mainstream (not arcane)54.840833.8863
socialist (not libertarian)54.626031.5774
ranged (not melee)54.465134.874
hoarder (not unprepared)54.274830.5846
lost (not enlightened)54.064130.4111
poor (not rich)53.945928.0812
👽 (not 🤡)53.963634.5227
conservative (not liberal)53.839634.8267
humorless (not funny)53.745432.7981
shallow (not deep)53.739530.4339
oblivious (not alert)53.538533.4255
modest (not flamboyant)53.466234.71023
feminine (not masculine)53.350423.6991
historical (not modern)53.351034.7660
helpless (not resourceful)53.217933.8211
insider (not outsider)53.053732.2657
zany (not regular)52.872032.6224
resolute (not wavering)52.694233.3245
moody (not stable)52.584734.21060
arrogant (not humble)52.473533.1960
cold (not warm)52.456729.6852
pro (not noob)52.495133.0271
lighthearted (not intense)52.437529.993
sad (not happy)52.178725.5964
tactful (not indiscreet)52.184934.7245
😭 (not 😀)52.061833.2244
repulsive (not attractive)51.929925.5924
slugabed (not go-getter)51.715532.3200
🐐 (not 🦒)51.791033.8364
demure (not vain)51.558833.2892
oppressed (not privileged)51.541031.489
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.451137.8238
Greek (not Roman)51.358135.777
🦄 (not 🐴)51.256236.4229
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)51.068235.9311
folksy (not presidential)51.058433.591
chortling (not giggling)50.188033.289
guarded (not open)50.3100135.2981
bright (not depressed)50.471330.8840
subdued (not exuberant)50.550433.398

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 C-3PO based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Chidi Anagonye (0.813)
  2. Brian Johnson (0.786)
  3. Columbus (0.774)
  4. Timothy McGee (0.773)
  5. Jared Dunn (0.77)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.652)
  2. Jessa Johansson (-0.628)
  3. Bart Simpson (-0.624)
  4. Tim Riggins (-0.613)
  5. John Bender (-0.611)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.59)
  2. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.49)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.45)
  4. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.42)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.42)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.4)
  7. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.39)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.39)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.34)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.34)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.31)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.28)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.24)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.13)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.11)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.11)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.1)
  18. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.1)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.05)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.09)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.11)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.17)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.21)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.26)

Notes

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