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Colin Sullivan Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Colin Sullivan is a character from The Departed.

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
two-faced (not one-faced)97.225.617
secretive (not open-book)91.54713.246
machiavellian (not transparent)89.52121.313
🏀 (not 🎨)88.84810.741
poisonous (not nurturing)88.19013.827
vengeful (not forgiving)86.616012.537
gendered (not androgynous)86.618517.429
motivated (not unmotivated)86.154912.833
cunning (not honorable)85.59321.536
on-time (not tardy)85.524318.322
🐀 (not 🐘)84.73222.340
villainous (not heroic)83.910022.134
masculine (not feminine)83.737917.429
overachiever (not underachiever)83.536920.925
hypocritical (not equitable)83.28419.533
basic (not hipster)82.88517.130
analysis (not common sense)82.59313.112
driven (not unambitious)82.364820.541
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.048817.241
active (not slothful)81.652617.832
diligent (not lazy)81.586817.332
jaded (not innocent)81.431110.310
skeptical (not spiritual)80.828019.534
English (not German)80.626923.827
suspicious (not awkward)80.222517.525
arrogant (not humble)80.034222.433
😈 (not 😇)79.925124.549
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.832023.449
high IQ (not low IQ)79.868414.638
demonic (not angelic)79.818520.329
jealous (not compersive)79.616123.819
go-getter (not slugabed)79.357520.932
perceptive (not unobservant)79.270922.430
resourceful (not helpless)79.169820.738
debased (not pure)78.722023.639
selfish (not altruistic)78.726824.639
important (not irrelevant)78.772419.226
entitled (not grateful)78.330625.221
studious (not goof-off)78.255320.029
guarded (not open)78.155722.539
💀 (not 🎃)77.819121.932
punchable (not loveable)77.718228.635
ambitious (not realistic)77.729617.018
straight (not queer)77.555026.940
Russian (not French)77.46618.318
OCD (not ADHD)77.328322.915
suspicious (not trusting)77.334427.027
quarrelsome (not warm)77.233917.328
authoritarian (not democratic)77.124120.628
persistent (not quitter)76.9122326.736
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.843323.132
privileged (not oppressed)76.749229.035
preppy (not punk rock)76.737525.536
💩 (not 🌟)76.612128.941
🧗 (not 🛌)76.544624.139
psychopath (not empath)76.424723.117
vain (not demure)76.426723.237
cruel (not kind)76.018723.142
rational (not whimsical)75.934921.037
biased (not impartial)75.832126.624
coordinated (not clumsy)75.763025.036
workaholic (not slacker)75.788425.745
enslaved (not emancipated)75.63920.327
🤐 (not 😜)75.625129.551
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.558129.830
precise (not vague)75.440718.126
charming (not awkward)75.345223.344
ferocious (not pacifist)75.349323.120
obsessed (not aloof)75.233020.638
princess (not queen)75.29618.212
unfixable (not fixable)75.015329.633
never cries (not often crying)74.941621.620
serious (not playful)74.754623.137
🐴 (not 🦄)74.730627.659
urban (not rural)74.549125.826
antagonist (not protagonist)74.515831.524
💔 (not 💝)74.421224.533
healthy (not sickly)74.363221.830
miserable (not joyful)74.235318.634
🐷 (not 🐮)74.210130.746
tense (not relaxed)74.274023.429
tactful (not indiscreet)74.130825.732
demanding (not unchallenging)74.178821.120
neat (not messy)74.056425.435
competitive (not cooperative)73.859430.941
unemotional (not emotional)73.810029.513
manicured (not scruffy)73.871521.126
methodical (not astonishing)73.732724.139
careful (not brave)73.611021.829
haunted (not blissful)73.457324.418
trash (not treasure)73.111628.835
young (not old)73.069423.229
sexist (not feminist)73.023524.420
opinionated (not neutral)73.0101627.322
oxymoron (not tautology)72.84622.724
money-focused (not love-focused)72.725024.124
distant (not touchy-feely)72.541329.422
hurried (not leisurely)72.423826.236
dramatic (not comedic)72.066218.219
salacious (not wholesome)71.932126.835
factual (not poetic)71.839426.027
outlaw (not sheriff)71.749629.428
🤫 (not 🤔)71.65831.141
cheesy (not chic)71.633917.617
armoured (not vulnerable)71.555927.929
private (not gregarious)71.456027.841
literal (not metaphorical)71.430222.228
cannibal (not vegan)71.336126.030
rock (not rap)71.390523.818
🥴 (not 🥳)71.226824.949
believable (not poorly-written)71.1100222.430
backdoor (not official)71.138629.528
extreme (not moderate)71.068526.354
cold (not warm)71.036725.331
valedictorian (not drop out)71.076929.732
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.736127.39
charming (not trusting)70.638924.435
worldly (not innocent)70.678323.238
scientific (not artistic)70.549923.143
off-key (not musical)70.528521.722
perverted (not clean)70.527026.810
cocky (not timid)70.583826.022
cryptic (not straightforward)70.411127.039
pointed (not random)70.485429.218
real (not philosophical)70.245125.040
conservative (not liberal)70.022623.031
decisive (not hesitant)69.977623.435
stingy (not generous)69.831324.817
interested (not bored)69.770821.47
individualist (not communal)69.754432.240
tight (not loose)69.668026.437
vanilla (not kinky)69.537727.332
mischievous (not well behaved)69.370930.438
neurotypical (not autistic)69.278822.123
bright (not depressed)69.236922.630
hard (not soft)69.056226.032
competent (not incompetent)68.8114024.029
involved (not remote)68.776527.624
soulless (not soulful)68.722828.536
cynical (not gullible)68.767825.822
dry (not moist)68.629228.026
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.556628.732
complicated (not simple)68.377629.932
formal (not intimate)68.244525.952
ironic (not profound)67.927029.126
cringeworthy (not inspiring)67.833726.027
genocidal (not not genocidal)67.823624.918
alert (not oblivious)67.783227.138
lost (not enlightened)67.741828.330
bold (not shy)67.5129229.035
cautious (not impulsive)67.248329.637
mathematical (not literary)67.226325.719
offended (not chill)67.257124.339
sexual (not asexual)67.284426.720
concise (not long-winded)67.232320.815
macho (not metrosexual)67.131218.929
🤑 (not 🤠)66.938731.950
feisty (not gracious)66.884525.637
codependent (not independent)66.829336.022
scandalous (not proper)66.859427.532
Italian (not Swedish)66.842127.532
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.770224.326
fighter (not lover)66.750231.714
practical (not imaginative)66.573128.647
frenzied (not sleepy)66.4107124.131
fast (not slow)66.392223.629
realist (not idealist)66.347828.838
intense (not lighthearted)66.390425.930
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.366030.520
traitorous (not loyal)66.123038.636
sad (not happy)66.071222.730
doer (not thinker)65.972623.619
eloquent (not unpolished)65.980725.524
yes-man (not contrarian)65.920632.227
libertarian (not socialist)65.826930.926
deviant (not average)65.772632.946
work-first (not family-first)65.760038.142
resolute (not wavering)65.785727.935
sorrowful (not cheery)65.672621.333
hunter (not gatherer)65.570728.234
chortling (not giggling)65.471923.826
receiving (not giving)65.443329.322
whippersnapper (not sage)65.436225.321
🙃 (not 🥰)65.343529.046
Pepsi (not Coke)65.312033.420
mad (not glad)65.265623.926
hard (not soft)65.068929.829
reactive (not proactive)64.937531.516
assertive (not passive)64.7104931.238
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.640230.241
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.558434.626
bad boy (not white knight)64.449035.916
child free (not pronatalist)64.378831.228
nihilist (not existentialist)64.315733.123
bitter (not sweet)64.259524.329
traumatized (not flourishing)64.285124.034
dog person (not cat person)64.252634.422
subjective (not objective)64.129432.920
pretentious (not unassuming)64.166533.234
fresh (not stinky)64.1100530.835
attractive (not repulsive)64.0118028.835
thrifty (not extravagant)63.955127.213
sober (not indulgent)63.846926.432
edgy (not politically correct)63.871528.642
earth (not air)63.775731.518
flirtatious (not prudish)63.768631.711
builder (not explorer)63.448226.929
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.254128.729
hoarder (not unprepared)63.272225.928
classical (not avant-garde)63.167524.625
deranged (not reasonable)63.149124.741
apprentice (not master)63.040128.138
specialist (not generalist)63.069825.126
resistant (not resigned)62.9111125.732
🧢 (not 🎩)62.763631.741
presidential (not folksy)62.770928.734
pensive (not serene)62.7108726.815
deep (not epic)62.536523.511
strict (not lenient)62.474130.831
works hard (not plays hard)62.4101731.338
🐐 (not 🦒)62.375831.434
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.167331.528
street-smart (not sheltered)62.194032.339
gamer (not non-gamer)62.140234.517
logical (not emotional)61.855325.748
concrete (not abstract)61.874725.931
fearmongering (not reassuring)61.850128.120
repetitive (not varied)61.765427.236
empirical (not theoretical)61.650429.237
paranoid (not naive)61.680129.022
atheist (not theist)61.583431.926
dominant (not submissive)61.4105730.723
pro (not noob)61.4122626.335
juvenile (not mature)61.359327.725
utilitarian (not decorative)61.290032.737
bossy (not meek)61.0113526.930
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)61.095229.328
quiet (not loud)60.966324.238
judgemental (not accepting)60.971629.833
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.867523.316
picky (not always down)60.873622.213
fortunate (not unlucky)60.651832.744
uncreative (not open to new experinces)60.626727.836
mainstream (not arcane)60.639327.125
stoic (not expressive)60.552129.831
political (not nonpolitical)60.378433.438
🤺 (not 🏌)60.3119830.447
jock (not nerd)60.260926.433
refined (not rugged)60.187229.335
animalistic (not human)60.131427.125
confidential (not gossiping)60.1112938.337
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.1121728.627
rigid (not flexible)60.076629.725
confident (not insecure)59.9112728.836
extrovert (not introvert)59.985029.334
scrub (not legit)59.823634.418
jealous (not opinionated)59.819527.825
pop (not indie)59.834830.825
humorless (not funny)59.751227.442
stubborn (not accommodating)59.7125735.121
disreputable (not prestigious)59.642731.227
factual (not exaggerating)59.672035.814
orderly (not chaotic)59.582931.438
heathen (not devout)59.355834.325
efficient (not overprepared)59.3114128.138
rich (not poor)59.293324.326
crazy (not sane)59.273929.333
📉 (not 📈)59.027133.937
muddy (not washed)59.045932.116
angry (not good-humored)58.763826.833
barbaric (not civilized)58.643429.730
lowbrow (not highbrow)58.636929.428
regular (not zany)58.653731.738
racist (not egalitarian)58.622324.026
orange (not purple)58.563028.228
social (not reclusive)58.584926.345
winter (not summer)58.572731.122
main character (not side character)58.480538.08
transient (not permanent)58.345930.819
interesting (not tiresome)58.2128732.127
🐒 (not 🐩)58.264530.142
envious (not prideful)58.116632.522
reasoned (not instinctual)58.057729.623
sarcastic (not genuine)58.071628.946
minimalist (not pack rat)57.978325.727
gloomy (not sunny)57.990323.431
centrist (not radical)57.951130.721
reserved (not chatty)57.880530.137
genius (not dunce)57.8121222.738
🤡 (not 👽)57.853532.349
anxious (not calm)57.798028.149
close-minded (not open-minded)57.752127.532
expressive (not monotone)57.7104327.628
insider (not outsider)57.657634.021
still (not twitchy)57.551727.021
disarming (not creepy)57.4128831.032
apathetic (not curious)57.327029.123
😭 (not 😀)57.372826.464
short (not tall)57.264023.844
badass (not weakass)57.2136130.712
fire (not water)57.1103930.515
insulting (not complimentary)56.970330.324
🤖 (not 👻)56.967429.651
flower child (not goth)56.9108933.920
Roman (not Greek)56.865632.526
spicy (not mild)56.7110426.623
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)56.681130.855
sturdy (not flimsy)56.6123629.628
crafty (not scholarly)56.5101730.241
cool (not dorky)56.595030.324
industrial (not domestic)56.478929.629
knowledgeable (not ignorant)56.4132532.536
corporate (not freelance)56.464433.938
tailor (not blacksmith)56.4107625.729
serious (not bold)56.368434.131
🥶 (not 🥵)56.359233.234
realistic (not fantastical)56.1100932.719
obedient (not rebellious)56.060434.731
🧕 (not 💃)55.947629.642
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.8151232.641
hedonist (not monastic)55.887332.032
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.887929.830
modest (not flamboyant)55.794829.038
lavish (not frugal)55.772131.134
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.778833.034
impatient (not patient)55.7109130.532
monochrome (not multicolored)55.780934.724
sporty (not bookish)55.667631.537
modern (not historical)55.696825.726
🧐 (not 😎)55.676034.244
stylish (not slovenly)55.5114327.321
shallow (not deep)55.549028.632
playful (not shy)55.4130221.133
overspender (not penny-pincher)55.470026.619
rustic (not cultured)55.458133.017
predictable (not quirky)55.373029.317
triggered (not trolling)55.2125936.233
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.172833.325
🦇 (not 🐿)55.068834.750
geriatric (not vibrant)55.041426.723
high-tech (not low-tech)54.986027.244
intellectual (not physical)54.8118326.830
foolish (not wise)54.868628.735
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.868931.529
experimental (not reliable)54.875731.428
vintage (not trendy)54.8134029.012
lewd (not tasteful)54.752730.222
wild (not tame)54.6110031.443
lustful (not chaste)54.599725.823
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.578434.425
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)54.365227.032
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.350529.132
desperate (not high standards)54.360937.123
subdued (not exuberant)54.265531.926
eastern (not western)54.127940.016
🧠 (not 💪)54.1132631.753
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)54.050631.748
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)53.984927.636
unfaithful (not devoted)53.926437.431
conventional (not creative)53.778931.439
respectful (not rude)53.7114827.731
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.7119328.719
beautiful (not ugly)53.6158425.333
bad-cook (not good-cook)53.589828.614
dispassionate (not romantic)53.448630.035
unorthodox (not traditional)53.1106735.034
weird (not normal)52.9115226.036
anarchist (not statist)52.984234.631
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.845633.630
not introspective (not introspective)52.849929.830
plastic (not wooden)52.839939.721
unpatriotic (not patriotic)52.742535.735
melee (not ranged)52.762626.730
ludicrous (not sensible)52.671627.836
😬 (not 😏)52.672833.453
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.688930.129
moody (not stable)52.4128630.233
mundane (not extraordinary)52.450426.135
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)52.4106633.222
chosen one (not everyman)52.4105731.414
self-conscious (not self-assured)52.354130.834
first-mate (not captain)52.295634.023
smooth (not rough)52.195728.831
😊 (not 🤣)52.1122331.545
luddite (not technophile)51.899026.319
👟 (not 🥾)51.896428.851
freak (not normie)51.8107630.519
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.795926.032
thick (not thin)51.771130.935
beta (not alpha)51.671532.234
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.588932.635
consistent (not variable)51.4122830.226
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.278535.757
linear (not circular)51.2100733.932
puny (not mighty)51.152627.428
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.195333.828
roundabout (not direct)51.051332.525
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)50.1128741.322
attentive (not interrupting)50.9105532.914
night owl (not morning lark)50.8121831.630
sugarcoated (not frank)50.441133.522

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alexander Conklin (0.743)
  2. Terry Benedict (0.735)
  3. Rose Armitage (0.734)
  4. Hiram Lodge (0.733)
  5. Cho Sang-woo (0.726)
  6. Dan Egan (0.721)
  7. Madelyn Stillwell (0.717)
  8. Agent Smith (0.714)
  9. Tyrell Wellick (0.706)
  10. Dukat (0.704)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.556)
  2. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.549)
  3. Pumbaa (-0.512)
  4. Nelson Bighetti (-0.509)
  5. Spike (-0.505)
  6. The Scarecrow (-0.499)
  7. Olaf (-0.496)
  8. Dory (-0.493)
  9. Rex (-0.49)
  10. Mayuri Shiina (-0.489)

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

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


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