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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)96.01210.41042
asexual (not sexual)95.5110.997
civilized (not barbaric)95.0610.1950
bookish (not sporty)95.01810.8876
intellectual (not physical)94.31913.11004
cautious (not impulsive)94.1214.61004
loyal (not traitorous)94.05412.2974
scientific (not artistic)93.1913.61057
🧠 (not 💪)93.03312.9324
anxious (not calm)92.91112.3978
tense (not relaxed)92.82413.1995
proper (not scandalous)92.6416.2930
pacifist (not ferocious)91.8313.91098
scheduled (not spontaneous)91.42817.51018
practical (not imaginative)91.11316.6901
🤖 (not 👻)90.7219.2281
tame (not wild)90.5416.1951
first-mate (not captain)90.41714.51105
chaste (not lustful)90.1519.0959
literal (not metaphorical)89.8719.01063
precise (not vague)89.72417.2679
scholarly (not crafty)89.61016.81140
submissive (not dominant)89.61814.4961
obedient (not rebellious)89.41116.4882
politically correct (not edgy)89.3418.3966
manicured (not scruffy)89.314018.11115
gatherer (not hunter)89.01016.9112
careful (not brave)88.9517.71101
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)88.71817.1898
refined (not rugged)88.33118.21027
unambiguous (not mysterious)88.2317.41094
devoted (not unfaithful)88.221121.866
reasoned (not instinctual)88.1522.11002
metrosexual (not macho)88.11517.996
😇 (not 😈)88.04317.9294
beta (not alpha)87.92819.7843
skeptical (not spiritual)87.84917.41044
diligent (not lazy)87.836517.61012
well behaved (not mischievous)87.81520.6987
chatty (not reserved)87.712418.01004
rigid (not flexible)87.65118.4928
works hard (not plays hard)87.47618.4964
formal (not intimate)87.22919.7417
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.17420.4968
preppy (not punk rock)87.17017.7118
conventional (not creative)86.82120.51000
high IQ (not low IQ)86.731320.5904
high-tech (not low-tech)86.68019.91041
neat (not messy)86.512023.3780
valedictorian (not drop out)86.219924.7243
clean (not perverted)86.113922.4105
methodical (not astonishing)85.93120.61002
cooperative (not competitive)85.82220.0955
codependent (not independent)85.83420.61126
one-faced (not two-faced)85.611722.3106
tight (not loose)85.59120.1110
sober (not indulgent)85.31423.5952
kind (not cruel)85.027418.21049
realistic (not ambitious)84.91025.4117
orderly (not chaotic)84.99025.21010
serious (not bold)84.81620.41063
vegan (not cannibal)84.83223.0110
rational (not whimsical)84.67924.0961
serious (not playful)84.416821.21032
pure (not debased)84.45820.5929
workaholic (not slacker)84.337622.0225
thinker (not doer)84.3924.9124
eloquent (not unpolished)84.215522.0840
straightforward (not cryptic)83.85524.51026
vanilla (not kinky)83.73926.7911
sheriff (not outlaw)83.711220.5986
white knight (not bad boy)83.711320.670
🎩 (not 🧢)83.615821.6243
technophile (not luddite)83.37024.9962
official (not backdoor)83.33324.11053
forgiving (not vengeful)83.09520.41001
frenzied (not sleepy)82.911417.6105
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)82.89524.5290
sheltered (not street-smart)82.75222.7980
heroic (not villainous)82.635017.2972
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)82.55625.2104
claustrophobic (not spelunker)82.41522.0109
prudish (not flirtatious)82.33327.744
pessimistic (not optimistic)82.36322.81052
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.232824.0103
studious (not goof-off)82.131426.4285
innocent (not jaded)82.14519.360
tasteful (not lewd)82.19524.7974
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.124430.363
statist (not anarchist)82.02823.7372
honorable (not cunning)81.911021.01071
protagonist (not antagonist)81.623623.351
logical (not emotional)81.48026.81055
uncreative (not open to new experinces)81.43823.61013
offended (not chill)81.414622.7117
realist (not idealist)81.36428.9241
opinionated (not jealous)81.016323.546
self-disciplined (not disorganized)80.944327.6943
traditional (not unorthodox)80.68028.6192
wholesome (not salacious)80.618123.8248
sensible (not ludicrous)80.614026.3934
analysis (not common sense)80.610529.962
sensitive (not thick-skinned)80.49123.0919
factual (not poetic)80.311928.6107
dry (not moist)80.15326.0112
hesitant (not decisive)80.03325.81038
repetitive (not varied)79.54922.5418
open-book (not secretive)79.46525.3130
mathematical (not literary)79.47628.2949
hypochondriac (not stoic)79.45423.344
devout (not heathen)79.36724.9904
egalitarian (not racist)79.261923.0228
vintage (not trendy)79.230623.693
strict (not lenient)79.221924.9990
orange (not purple)79.25021.8877
on-time (not tardy)79.141629.0112
highbrow (not lowbrow)79.113524.4804
mild (not spicy)79.16426.3950
hurried (not leisurely)79.17124.61097
centrist (not radical)79.02025.942
triggered (not trolling)78.96623.3110
corporate (not freelance)78.814826.2101
🧐 (not 😎)78.78429.6269
old (not young)78.618320.9957
monochrome (not multicolored)78.610629.0186
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)78.62128.6115
OCD (not ADHD)78.321729.479
reasonable (not deranged)78.322928.5256
angelic (not demonic)78.221721.7954
consistent (not variable)78.115328.4111
prestigious (not disreputable)78.023822.5822
tall (not short)77.920517.6997
awkward (not charming)77.810124.91041
treasure (not trash)77.856424.0317
close-minded (not open-minded)77.712624.21075
reliable (not experimental)77.220527.2113
picky (not always down)77.217425.664
respectful (not rude)77.133426.31012
nurturing (not poisonous)77.033221.5344
cultured (not rustic)77.021425.548
giving (not receiving)77.028325.344
awkward (not suspicious)76.910226.4961
French (not Russian)76.910423.983
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.830324.5231
washed (not muddy)76.724926.246
human (not animalistic)76.445922.9761
atheist (not theist)76.322230.9182
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.29925.7378
puny (not mighty)76.15522.6983
passive (not assertive)76.16127.4966
classical (not avant-garde)75.915425.9195
flower child (not goth)75.835022.242
average (not deviant)75.54527.2714
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)75.59428.9419
paranoid (not naive)75.420831.856
linear (not circular)75.44629.7103
dorky (not cool)74.420231.1269
morning lark (not night owl)74.412223.5607
😬 (not 😏)74.410230.5259
child free (not pronatalist)74.227132.3770
tailor (not blacksmith)74.030624.899
🐿 (not 🦇)73.926627.0225
weakass (not badass)73.810126.598
🤔 (not 🤫)73.710029.8250
believable (not poorly-written)73.665519.397
pointed (not random)73.660027.780
permanent (not transient)73.317427.4355
🎨 (not 🏀)73.249925.897
frank (not sugarcoated)73.056530.554
pensive (not serene)72.834525.679
basic (not hipster)72.632729.6918
English (not German)72.662832.8108
patriotic (not unpatriotic)72.144626.2252
💝 (not 💔)72.125828.8349
apprentice (not master)72.017228.3379
lover (not fighter)72.027226.282
insecure (not confident)71.912229.2961
utilitarian (not decorative)71.935129.5205
urban (not rural)71.752529.2425
concrete (not abstract)71.727631.3274
feminist (not sexist)71.760825.1294
moderate (not extreme)71.612232.0847
objective (not subjective)71.67132.9188
perceptive (not unobservant)71.584932.0127
twitchy (not still)71.539432.0118
🌟 (not 💩)71.470029.3248
legit (not scrub)71.265928.3370
frugal (not lavish)70.829428.3856
overachiever (not underachiever)70.777330.8111
innocent (not worldly)70.513430.21047
clumsy (not coordinated)70.522328.6980
sheeple (not conspiracist)70.54228.4704
sane (not crazy)70.528030.0244
🏌 (not 🤺)70.56031.0268
fast-talking (not slow-talking)70.543529.1126
dramatic (not no-nonsense)70.336833.6401
direct (not roundabout)70.060233.5989
fresh (not stinky)69.865027.6350
trusting (not charming)69.714027.6954
work-first (not family-first)69.641930.81086
mature (not juvenile)69.448028.9237
dispassionate (not romantic)69.413930.3130
interested (not bored)69.358130.189
slow (not fast)69.29926.8955
communal (not individualist)69.211530.5191
everyman (not chosen one)69.220127.662
businesslike (not chivalrous)69.037731.5123
genuine (not sarcastic)68.937533.21027
often crying (not never cries)68.728634.259
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.667431.0265
thin (not thick)68.541029.1693
androgynous (not gendered)68.52733.3386
traumatized (not flourishing)68.452328.9112
loud (not quiet)68.351828.01031
off-key (not musical)68.328526.795
glad (not mad)68.026529.0242
queer (not straight)67.911430.3362
opinionated (not neutral)67.9103133.2112
vulnerable (not armoured)67.823229.9840
fixable (not unfixable)67.840431.0103
judgemental (not accepting)67.745432.1705
good-humored (not angry)67.348826.2842
water (not fire)67.326029.297
smooth (not rough)67.231628.9976
disarming (not creepy)67.170126.1360
🧕 (not 💃)66.913031.8389
overprepared (not efficient)66.97532.9100
important (not irrelevant)66.898727.8435
weird (not normal)66.754728.21021
enslaved (not emancipated)66.610328.21030
minimalist (not pack rat)66.630731.6231
factual (not exaggerating)66.641235.982
motivated (not unmotivated)66.5118432.372
equitable (not hypocritical)66.442630.8275
specialist (not generalist)66.342333.7191
altruistic (not selfish)66.253228.81023
self-conscious (not self-assured)66.116833.3801
timid (not cocky)65.916731.772
prideful (not envious)65.781228.8110
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.649635.2915
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.643132.9859
gracious (not feisty)65.615129.6841
genius (not dunce)65.473628.91092
active (not slothful)65.4102827.9869
meek (not bossy)65.322233.51005
complimentary (not insulting)65.351129.4197
stuttering (not rhythmic)65.316829.9103
competent (not incompetent)65.0102029.5909
transparent (not machiavellian)64.933630.946
monastic (not hedonist)64.716328.8179
stylish (not slovenly)64.668230.8852
high standards (not desperate)64.563233.6126
beautiful (not ugly)64.4101629.3215
🐩 (not 🐒)64.347134.4235
plastic (not wooden)64.315830.287
social (not reclusive)64.252831.2454
pretentious (not unassuming)64.157034.3273
🛌 (not 🧗)63.924832.3387
cat person (not dog person)63.742435.257
geriatric (not vibrant)63.618730.491
bashful (not exhibitionist)63.619131.9106
🐀 (not 🐘)63.533431.5385
earth (not air)63.464832.397
resigned (not resistant)63.35532.6965
🥶 (not 🥵)63.331532.190
📈 (not 📉)63.165732.5254
builder (not explorer)63.042729.31047
reactive (not proactive)63.036635.450
🥴 (not 🥳)62.948532.4274
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.439732.9955
soft (not hard)62.445533.8197
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.441028.3110
realistic (not fantastical)62.364038.7100
cosmopolitan (not provincial)62.147733.2872
democratic (not authoritarian)62.055833.7938
😊 (not 🤣)62.067432.4299
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)62.072229.860
gregarious (not private)61.937032.0936
tiresome (not interesting)61.917230.2969
shy (not bold)61.613130.61026
persistent (not quitter)61.6141033.7247
autistic (not neurotypical)61.010834.4926
impatient (not patient)61.077631.8390
extravagant (not thrifty)60.954233.882
soft (not hard)60.849433.8918
compersive (not jealous)60.748029.9826
love-focused (not money-focused)60.787229.244
predictable (not quirky)60.744331.956
obsessed (not aloof)60.576133.6940
🤠 (not 🤑)60.473132.4219
sage (not whippersnapper)60.342630.0110
ironic (not profound)60.250331.398
empath (not psychopath)60.280330.2108
expressive (not stoic)60.171034.21032
healthy (not sickly)60.197330.1944
Swedish (not Italian)60.041832.697
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)60.040333.4110
involved (not remote)59.799530.0940
gossiping (not confidential)59.739233.51102
shy (not playful)59.522627.9962
gloomy (not sunny)59.568031.4119
gullible (not cynical)59.436333.650
nonpolitical (not political)59.339835.5854
blissful (not haunted)59.328933.1108
🎃 (not 💀)59.150034.292
emotional (not unemotional)59.193734.154
long-winded (not concise)59.144437.046
impartial (not biased)59.011334.21001
soulful (not soulless)59.0104532.3171
unlucky (not fortunate)58.559531.81033
curious (not apathetic)58.596631.2977
simple (not complicated)58.528333.8794
wise (not foolish)58.473929.11088
quarrelsome (not warm)58.371330.8921
uninspiring (not charismatic)58.218732.4898
cheesy (not chic)58.065231.366
🐮 (not 🐷)57.966430.7332
interrupting (not attentive)57.859734.9105
yes-man (not contrarian)57.835836.258
empirical (not theoretical)57.761240.4977
queen (not princess)57.683536.652
sweet (not bitter)57.564928.7974
cringeworthy (not inspiring)57.549228.8216
flimsy (not sturdy)57.532332.4113
extrovert (not introvert)57.378333.8951
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.360334.2779
summer (not winter)57.266533.650
trusting (not suspicious)56.954235.4986
miserable (not joyful)56.981430.4280
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.824440.1653
sorrowful (not cheery)56.780730.51020
unambitious (not driven)56.69632.9891
western (not eastern)56.694932.5296
low self esteem (not narcissistic)56.642431.1119
👟 (not 🥾)56.266036.5254
industrial (not domestic)55.866736.8188
existentialist (not nihilist)55.788534.5146
introspective (not not introspective)55.595333.6371
🤐 (not 😜)55.569736.2261
loveable (not punchable)55.589531.4117
grateful (not entitled)55.565835.1114
real (not philosophical)55.397637.0683
socialist (not libertarian)55.028431.5756
mundane (not extraordinary)55.035932.9951
mainstream (not arcane)54.950733.8856
🙃 (not 🥰)54.965036.6401
lighthearted (not intense)54.840430.8107
hoarder (not unprepared)54.590730.6833
👽 (not 🤡)54.378034.8240
indie (not pop)54.394433.166
expressive (not monotone)54.391737.059
oblivious (not alert)54.244433.5259
non-gamer (not gamer)54.290636.1103
unchallenging (not demanding)54.226836.8126
shallow (not deep)54.145730.5342
ranged (not melee)54.182234.987
lost (not enlightened)54.076130.3130
poor (not rich)53.954627.9822
rock (not rap)53.9133428.354
modest (not flamboyant)53.880234.71029
humorless (not funny)53.456033.0983
historical (not modern)53.361634.6661
conservative (not liberal)53.349434.8283
generous (not stingy)53.290633.5110
tactful (not indiscreet)53.1100034.8258
Pepsi (not Coke)53.153836.8112
dramatic (not comedic)53.0106135.5102
moody (not stable)52.9102634.21062
tautology (not oxymoron)52.939328.440
feminine (not masculine)52.861723.91017
cold (not warm)52.767429.7838
insider (not outsider)52.765531.9647
pro (not noob)52.7116833.4277
exuberant (not subdued)52.592733.2112
bad-cook (not good-cook)52.575232.284
arrogant (not humble)52.487633.3957
deep (not epic)52.467331.981
zany (not regular)52.388432.5233
resolute (not wavering)52.3116233.2252
repulsive (not attractive)52.236425.7932
sad (not happy)52.194725.3959
🐐 (not 🦒)52.1108234.1381
presidential (not folksy)52.185033.995
demure (not vain)51.971533.3885
chortling (not giggling)51.9102334.6102
freak (not normie)51.986534.2127
😭 (not 😀)51.873233.0257
oppressed (not privileged)51.849631.5102
natural-talent (not hard-work)51.649436.8120
Roman (not Greek)51.282734.985
fearmongering (not reassuring)51.264136.465
helpless (not resourceful)50.924934.0227
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)50.977035.7314
accommodating (not stubborn)50.138438.4118
guarded (not open)50.8120835.1965
go-getter (not slugabed)50.2139832.2200
bright (not depressed)50.784931.1842
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)50.766137.6240
🦄 (not 🐴)50.467736.4242
distant (not touchy-feely)50.491033.856

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 (0.812)
  2. Stu (0.802)
  3. Columbus (0.768)
  4. Ben Wyatt (0.768)
  5. Brian Johnson (0.764)
  6. Timothy McGee (0.763)
  7. Burton Guster (0.753)
  8. David Phillips (0.751)
  9. Dr. Marcus Brody (0.75)
  10. David Rosen (0.747)
  1. Noah Puckerman (-0.641)
  2. Bart Simpson (-0.602)
  3. Charlie Harper (-0.584)
  4. Bobby Briggs (-0.575)
  5. John Bender (-0.574)
  6. Tim Riggins (-0.573)
  7. Jessa Johansson (-0.571)
  8. Erlich Bachman (-0.566)
  9. Meredith Palmer (-0.566)
  10. James 'Sawyer' Ford (-0.561)

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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Notes

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