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Palpatine Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Palpatine is a character from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

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 2,000 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
villainous (not heroic)99.411.617
two-faced (not one-faced)98.414.314
debased (not pure)96.515.317
mischievous (not well behaved)96.4136.919
cruel (not kind)96.389.827
competitive (not cooperative)96.0206.326
secretive (not open-book)96.076.521
driven (not unambitious)95.9177.925
old (not young)95.879.917
traitorous (not loyal)95.7415.428
bossy (not meek)95.7176.917
unfixable (not fixable)95.527.922
hard (not soft)95.468.217
punchable (not loveable)95.3148.925
😈 (not 😇)95.2119.722
receiving (not giving)95.239.921
vengeful (not forgiving)95.1218.628
rich (not poor)95.0617.226
selfish (not altruistic)94.9249.023
soulless (not soulful)94.648.920
bold (not shy)94.5717.415
intense (not lighthearted)94.5158.731
quarrelsome (not warm)94.11611.320
judgemental (not accepting)94.1248.019
jealous (not compersive)94.048.315
captain (not first-mate)93.92710.030
cunning (not honorable)93.7415.331
narcissistic (not low self esteem)93.72421.520
authoritarian (not democratic)93.62010.222
genocidal (not not genocidal)93.41110.814
armoured (not vulnerable)93.327.915
persistent (not quitter)93.31399.723
money-focused (not love-focused)93.02016.116
demonic (not angelic)92.72514.319
guarded (not open)91.93815.722
salacious (not wholesome)91.91210.420
psychopath (not empath)91.94120.125
opinionated (not neutral)91.79610.323
bad boy (not white knight)91.71813.112
💩 (not 🌟)91.61116.530
demanding (not unchallenging)91.58213.122
cold (not warm)91.23114.026
🙃 (not 🥰)91.2714.523
poisonous (not nurturing)90.95822.128
mad (not glad)90.72410.914
dramatic (not comedic)90.71911.127
antagonist (not protagonist)90.61624.521
work-first (not family-first)90.56415.732
cynical (not gullible)90.53312.326
conspiracist (not sheeple)90.42015.730
individualist (not communal)90.42314.225
bitter (not sweet)89.75515.822
worldly (not innocent)89.54513.021
fighter (not lover)89.52512.718
motivated (not unmotivated)89.531613.121
machiavellian (not transparent)89.52110.713
jaded (not innocent)89.47521.415
🎩 (not 🧢)89.45819.820
weird (not normal)89.35717.126
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.35119.827
master (not apprentice)89.214323.317
scientific (not artistic)89.15413.318
suspicious (not trusting)89.08318.923
political (not nonpolitical)88.76217.918
never cries (not often crying)88.75818.919
manicured (not scruffy)88.519713.913
entitled (not grateful)88.311820.822
cannibal (not vegan)88.24413.120
🥶 (not 🥵)88.0511.626
winter (not summer)88.03212.916
privileged (not oppressed)87.915917.723
genius (not dunce)87.812013.626
competent (not incompetent)87.727810.816
🦇 (not 🐿)87.73314.819
💔 (not 💝)87.53022.021
arrogant (not humble)87.417418.523
deranged (not reasonable)87.25021.621
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)87.06220.025
ambitious (not realistic)87.06721.530
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.829321.613
edgy (not politically correct)86.76612.019
extreme (not moderate)86.716917.819
workaholic (not slacker)86.632621.224
conservative (not liberal)86.63824.023
strict (not lenient)86.510419.816
presidential (not folksy)86.55221.916
decisive (not hesitant)86.414517.517
racist (not egalitarian)86.31822.115
repulsive (not attractive)86.22822.026
assertive (not passive)86.219216.923
formal (not intimate)86.04818.416
experimental (not reliable)85.95112.119
bookish (not sporty)85.628312.614
valedictorian (not drop out)85.525715.214
frenzied (not sleepy)85.56615.626
pretentious (not unassuming)85.410522.918
high IQ (not low IQ)85.443219.331
ugly (not beautiful)85.31516.025
🤑 (not 🤠)85.38319.220
fearmongering (not reassuring)85.38324.421
analysis (not common sense)85.24614.324
offended (not chill)85.010319.421
ferocious (not pacifist)84.818724.419
🐷 (not 🐮)84.81520.515
focused on the future (not focused on the present)84.7918.815
resourceful (not helpless)84.739328.518
cat person (not dog person)84.65922.417
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.59122.225
sarcastic (not genuine)84.49217.428
fire (not water)84.419818.724
resolute (not wavering)84.111423.416
cocky (not timid)84.134921.914
rigid (not flexible)84.09924.824
goth (not flower child)84.06616.830
biased (not impartial)83.910225.727
stingy (not generous)83.810923.326
paranoid (not naive)83.65120.416
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)83.48422.522
asexual (not sexual)83.34629.516
perceptive (not unobservant)83.247022.928
overachiever (not underachiever)83.238420.727
studious (not goof-off)83.034215.824
💀 (not 🎃)82.99329.228
empirical (not theoretical)82.91022.618
dispassionate (not romantic)82.63521.716
historical (not modern)82.68021.422
pro (not noob)82.643328.125
deviant (not average)82.516122.717
crazy (not sane)82.314029.018
moody (not stable)82.226318.819
charming (not trusting)82.08822.528
obsessed (not aloof)81.914624.228
creepy (not disarming)81.95129.421
alpha (not beta)81.839027.420
diligent (not lazy)81.785417.924
suspicious (not awkward)81.418426.828
geriatric (not vibrant)81.41113.617
intellectual (not physical)81.434119.926
serious (not playful)81.330722.122
sickly (not healthy)81.14224.220
scheduled (not spontaneous)81.028326.022
tight (not loose)80.922719.619
dominant (not submissive)80.649426.919
businesslike (not chivalrous)80.616528.829
hard (not soft)80.522811.117
picky (not always down)80.512519.616
vain (not demure)80.418124.620
eloquent (not unpolished)80.331222.728
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)80.110331.118
slow-talking (not fast-talking)80.13821.116
angry (not good-humored)80.011522.827
miserable (not joyful)79.919525.722
Roman (not Greek)79.81225.325
confident (not insecure)79.741330.131
🥴 (not 🥳)79.78326.514
kinky (not vanilla)79.418723.317
high standards (not desperate)79.325628.615
night owl (not morning lark)79.229425.424
cryptic (not straightforward)79.03230.228
important (not irrelevant)79.070430.024
on-time (not tardy)78.951026.521
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)78.510030.315
😬 (not 😏)78.56533.015
vintage (not trendy)78.540625.313
🤺 (not 🏌)78.243130.120
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.847631.519
extravagant (not thrifty)77.627830.323
gloomy (not sunny)77.528823.017
contrarian (not yes-man)77.520728.317
builder (not explorer)77.37320.622
hoarder (not unprepared)77.311923.421
hypocritical (not equitable)77.217726.427
🧠 (not 💪)77.255827.513
prideful (not envious)77.128731.824
distant (not touchy-feely)77.126728.021
complicated (not simple)77.044729.220
🤫 (not 🤔)77.01532.821
rock (not rap)77.048224.018
perverted (not clean)76.916927.428
scandalous (not proper)76.833329.434
mysterious (not unambiguous)76.622529.830
hunter (not gatherer)76.637029.825
radical (not centrist)76.615234.228
sexist (not feminist)76.618025.530
alert (not oblivious)76.252626.128
off-key (not musical)76.112928.021
tactful (not indiscreet)75.725730.323
close-minded (not open-minded)75.417527.123
outlaw (not sheriff)75.439332.730
stinky (not fresh)75.211931.318
coordinated (not clumsy)75.165929.516
haunted (not blissful)74.951334.117
wild (not tame)74.854229.023
emancipated (not enslaved)74.637727.225
urban (not rural)74.450129.214
rebellious (not obedient)74.260329.423
insulting (not complimentary)74.229427.821
chortling (not giggling)74.229129.425
masculine (not feminine)74.068422.418
lavish (not frugal)74.030033.520
extraordinary (not mundane)73.759228.626
refined (not rugged)73.641932.416
pointed (not random)73.672435.815
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)73.559336.917
😭 (not 😀)73.117332.719
playful (not shy)72.870421.926
philosophical (not real)72.77733.119
OCD (not ADHD)72.647430.623
feisty (not gracious)72.562324.923
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.435531.514
freak (not normie)72.137033.015
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.139731.420
ludicrous (not sensible)71.926228.621
humorless (not funny)71.620932.119
industrial (not domestic)71.620837.116
cringeworthy (not inspiring)71.425033.119
methodical (not astonishing)71.341932.020
western (not eastern)71.330434.515
specialist (not generalist)71.133931.616
bad-cook (not good-cook)71.128530.314
plastic (not wooden)70.810035.725
go-getter (not slugabed)70.7106826.320
sage (not whippersnapper)70.718133.422
spicy (not mild)70.662727.916
high-tech (not low-tech)70.641127.022
monochrome (not multicolored)70.531330.616
rude (not respectful)70.232125.418
independent (not codependent)70.268529.920
cultured (not rustic)70.250527.722
rational (not whimsical)70.054227.021
dry (not moist)69.925738.520
dramatic (not no-nonsense)69.946231.427
👽 (not 🤡)69.930935.616
zany (not regular)69.451928.623
🧐 (not 😎)69.333630.825
Russian (not French)69.317531.216
resistant (not resigned)69.273632.321
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)69.137529.517
arcane (not mainstream)68.942537.522
unemotional (not emotional)68.916533.130
introspective (not not introspective)68.858934.415
tense (not relaxed)68.7101232.817
corporate (not freelance)68.735037.123
trash (not treasure)68.615036.421
🐴 (not 🦄)68.651032.920
proactive (not reactive)68.610633.720
exaggerating (not factual)68.651728.532
precise (not vague)68.170830.415
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.987227.722
🤣 (not 😊)67.628734.516
thin (not thick)67.556425.113
practical (not imaginative)67.470033.120
lustful (not chaste)67.456332.518
🐀 (not 🐘)67.331939.621
🧗 (not 🛌)67.175631.525
indie (not pop)67.066033.017
careful (not brave)66.923229.720
street-smart (not sheltered)66.977834.216
indulgent (not sober)66.958036.619
nihilist (not existentialist)66.810730.422
gendered (not androgynous)66.5136740.419
atheist (not theist)66.562132.320
technophile (not luddite)66.336523.719
🧕 (not 💃)66.319029.817
main character (not side character)66.265831.032
knowledgeable (not ignorant)66.1100438.519
prudish (not flirtatious)66.135731.420
interested (not bored)66.093726.622
German (not English)65.85528.419
utilitarian (not decorative)65.769633.527
mature (not juvenile)65.670334.921
apathetic (not curious)65.512138.114
chosen one (not everyman)65.555034.622
nerd (not jock)65.479036.418
leisurely (not hurried)65.429531.121
highbrow (not lowbrow)65.367837.515
still (not twitchy)65.130932.222
logical (not emotional)65.046841.033
charismatic (not uninspiring)65.0116536.726
self-destructive (not self-improving)64.957133.318
barbaric (not civilized)64.831130.525
neat (not messy)64.786031.320
exhibitionist (not bashful)64.771835.020
fortunate (not unlucky)64.539329.624
fantastical (not realistic)64.447533.121
active (not slothful)64.2135734.828
private (not gregarious)63.983132.623
patriotic (not unpatriotic)63.989937.219
overspender (not penny-pincher)63.845837.120
cheesy (not chic)63.760430.329
quirky (not predictable)63.654329.520
ranged (not melee)63.341434.324
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)63.142241.018
📉 (not 📈)62.917739.316
👻 (not 🤖)62.857133.117
stubborn (not accommodating)62.7115733.721
muddy (not washed)62.737636.714
head@clouds (not down2earth)62.456032.320
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)62.4108531.226
consistent (not variable)62.475834.918
linear (not circular)62.440635.416
quiet (not loud)62.162127.621
shallow (not deep)62.135032.520
unfaithful (not devoted)62.117339.522
repetitive (not varied)61.964430.715
🤐 (not 😜)61.967932.423
mighty (not puny)61.8109131.523
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.760935.713
trolling (not triggered)61.726635.618
🎨 (not 🏀)61.796431.615
thinker (not doer)61.531230.113
monotone (not expressive)61.538132.129
calm (not anxious)61.445132.828
hedonist (not monastic)61.161633.517
wise (not foolish)60.982835.427
flamboyant (not modest)60.766536.017
short (not tall)60.654225.6364
gamer (not non-gamer)60.644236.418
🐐 (not 🦒)60.586229.520
lost (not enlightened)60.569735.923
slovenly (not stylish)60.443335.724
social (not reclusive)60.477730.717
permanent (not transient)60.369831.016
backdoor (not official)60.276539.619
sturdy (not flimsy)59.9111630.814
opinionated (not jealous)59.9127037.822
sugarcoated (not frank)59.919736.514
insider (not outsider)59.847836.428
charming (not awkward)59.799836.322
heathen (not devout)59.754236.212
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.659538.224
child free (not pronatalist)59.4101834.419
flourishing (not traumatized)59.433336.514
serious (not bold)59.258833.822
involved (not remote)59.2126831.027
idealist (not realist)59.264836.113
Italian (not Swedish)58.971131.312
crafty (not scholarly)58.793831.021
depressed (not bright)58.666032.322
believable (not poorly-written)58.4170430.117
fast (not slow)58.3124729.818
pensive (not serene)58.3134030.316
dorky (not cool)58.265830.126
air (not earth)58.133735.213
cautious (not impulsive)58.076835.624
sorrowful (not cheery)57.899532.121
extrovert (not introvert)57.892430.517
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)57.783638.615
exuberant (not subdued)57.795228.013
efficient (not overprepared)57.6124938.020
long-winded (not concise)57.459741.414
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.283933.128
avant-garde (not classical)57.258132.619
epic (not deep)57.070128.214
cosmopolitan (not provincial)56.981439.018
metrosexual (not macho)56.5104733.122
literal (not metaphorical)56.2109335.823
🐩 (not 🐒)56.088434.213
skeptical (not spiritual)55.9129939.327
concrete (not abstract)55.9101936.228
queen (not princess)55.8108936.513
interesting (not tiresome)55.7136433.231
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.692634.522
queer (not straight)55.336038.224
lewd (not tasteful)55.251134.016
animalistic (not human)55.240935.815
impatient (not patient)55.0111936.718
scrub (not legit)54.832038.125
oxymoron (not tautology)54.6100032.315
objective (not subjective)54.570935.220
weakass (not badass)54.541537.617
mathematical (not literary)54.162330.719
profound (not ironic)54.080735.916
plays hard (not works hard)53.953937.414
roundabout (not direct)53.941637.917
libertarian (not socialist)53.799041.923
factual (not poetic)53.7105632.722
statist (not anarchist)53.495040.620
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.342638.038
autistic (not neurotypical)53.131437.823
basic (not hipster)53.0115132.727
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.0120125.423
conventional (not creative)52.982534.617
confidential (not gossiping)52.4132040.719
disreputable (not prestigious)52.464143.430
reserved (not chatty)52.395729.522
rough (not smooth)52.092438.922
stoic (not expressive)51.976031.523
purple (not orange)51.995242.213
hypochondriac (not stoic)51.870635.020
orderly (not chaotic)51.7102938.023
traditional (not unorthodox)51.483137.714
attentive (not interrupting)51.4104334.620
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.195329.821
tailor (not blacksmith)51.0124533.314
happy (not sad)50.971530.621
preppy (not punk rock)50.1118932.818
Pepsi (not Coke)50.984540.521
pack rat (not minimalist)50.882634.015
instinctual (not reasoned)50.4117738.130
👟 (not 🥾)50.6100832.016

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Coriolanus Snow (0.894)
  2. Scorpius (0.884)
  3. Lord Voldemort (0.881)
  4. Mr. Burns (0.875)
  5. Lionel Luthor (0.867)
  6. Dean Armitage (0.866)
  7. Rowan Pope (0.855)
  8. Malcolm Merlyn (0.845)
  9. General Kirigan (0.842)
  10. Dukat (0.841)
  1. Flounder (-0.697)
  2. Chien-Po (-0.683)
  3. Sam Evans (-0.642)
  4. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.637)
  5. Rex (-0.633)
  6. Mayuri Shiina (-0.632)
  7. Steve Brady (-0.63)
  8. Little John (-0.623)
  9. Emmet Brickowski (-0.621)
  10. William Mason (-0.621)

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

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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