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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 500 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)97.215.617
secretive (not open-book)91.54813.246
machiavellian (not transparent)90.31920.714
charmer (not buffoon)90.06912.38
🏀 (not 🎨)88.84810.741
handshakes (not hugs)88.521110.617
poisonous (not nurturing)88.19013.827
capitalist (not communist)87.39622.414
militaristic (not hippie)87.017711.616
vengeful (not forgiving)86.616012.537
gendered (not androgynous)86.618617.429
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)86.28611.813
motivated (not unmotivated)86.154812.833
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)83.738017.429
overachiever (not underachiever)83.537020.925
hypocritical (not equitable)83.28419.533
basic (not hipster)82.88417.130
analysis (not common sense)82.59113.112
driven (not unambitious)82.364920.541
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.048717.241
active (not slothful)81.652617.832
uptight (not easy)81.630822.88
all-seeing (not blind)81.614916.27
jaded (not innocent)81.431010.310
skeptical (not spiritual)80.828019.534
English (not German)80.626623.827
diligent (not lazy)80.491618.133
suspicious (not awkward)80.222517.525
arrogant (not humble)80.034122.433
😈 (not 😇)79.925224.549
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.832023.449
high IQ (not low IQ)79.868514.638
demonic (not angelic)79.818620.329
jealous (not compersive)79.616123.819
go-getter (not slugabed)79.357820.932
perceptive (not unobservant)79.270822.430
resourceful (not helpless)79.169720.738
debased (not pure)78.721923.639
selfish (not altruistic)78.726824.639
important (not irrelevant)78.772619.226
flawed (not perfect)78.439124.821
entitled (not grateful)78.330625.221
studious (not goof-off)78.255120.029
smug (not sheepish)78.248721.712
fake (not real)78.18226.819
guarded (not open)78.155622.539
💀 (not 🎃)77.819121.932
punchable (not loveable)77.718228.635
ambitious (not realistic)77.729517.018
straight (not queer)77.555226.940
focused (not absentminded)77.571319.58
Russian (not French)77.46618.318
OCD (not ADHD)77.328322.915
suspicious (not trusting)77.334527.027
wolf (not bear)77.227922.310
quarrelsome (not warm)77.233917.328
accurate (not off target)77.243817.012
authoritarian (not democratic)77.124220.628
reader (not writer)77.17126.18
persistent (not quitter)76.9122126.736
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.843123.132
privileged (not oppressed)76.749129.035
preppy (not punk rock)76.737425.536
💩 (not 🌟)76.612128.941
🧗 (not 🛌)76.544624.139
social climber (not nonconformist)76.517429.720
psychopath (not empath)76.424623.117
vain (not demure)76.426723.237
anti-prank (not prankster)76.347417.09
cursed (not blessed)76.137819.916
cruel (not kind)76.018723.142
comfortable (not awkward)75.928519.313
rational (not whimsical)75.934721.037
prying (not unmeddlesome)75.948825.415
biased (not impartial)75.831726.624
thinker (not feeler)75.823919.919
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)75.736826.215
coordinated (not clumsy)75.763025.036
workaholic (not slacker)75.788325.745
mechanical (not natural)75.720321.813
enslaved (not emancipated)75.63920.327
🤐 (not 😜)75.625129.551
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.557929.830
precise (not vague)75.440718.126
charming (not awkward)75.345123.344
ferocious (not pacifist)75.349223.120
obsessed (not aloof)75.232920.638
princess (not queen)75.29618.212
unfixable (not fixable)75.015329.633
hygienic (not gross)74.991022.413
never cries (not often crying)74.941421.620
snoops (not minds-own-business)74.863923.411
serious (not playful)74.754723.137
urban (not rural)74.748125.427
🐴 (not 🦄)74.730627.659
naughty (not nice)74.741328.817
antagonist (not protagonist)74.515731.524
💔 (not 💝)74.421024.533
healthy (not sickly)74.363121.830
miserable (not joyful)74.235518.634
🐷 (not 🐮)74.210130.746
tense (not relaxed)74.274023.429
tactful (not indiscreet)74.130925.732
demanding (not unchallenging)74.178821.120
neat (not messy)74.056425.435
competitive (not cooperative)73.859230.941
unemotional (not emotional)73.89729.513
manicured (not scruffy)73.871421.126
methodical (not astonishing)73.732724.139
careful (not brave)73.610921.829
wired (not tired)73.634514.49
haunted (not blissful)73.457024.418
trash (not treasure)73.111628.835
young (not old)73.069323.229
sexist (not feminist)73.023424.420
opinionated (not neutral)73.0101727.322
oxymoron (not tautology)72.84022.724
money-focused (not love-focused)72.725024.124
distant (not touchy-feely)72.541629.422
hurried (not leisurely)72.423826.236
dramatic (not comedic)72.066418.219
salacious (not wholesome)71.932226.835
factual (not poetic)71.839426.027
outlaw (not sheriff)71.749529.428
proud (not apologetic)71.792320.616
🤫 (not 🤔)71.65831.141
cheesy (not chic)71.633917.617
armoured (not vulnerable)71.556027.929
private (not gregarious)71.455927.841
literal (not metaphorical)71.430122.228
grounded (not fantasy-prone)71.442025.48
resentful (not euphoric)71.450915.915
cannibal (not vegan)71.336326.030
rock (not rap)71.391023.818
🥴 (not 🥳)71.226624.949
believable (not poorly-written)71.1100322.430
backdoor (not official)71.138229.528
extreme (not moderate)71.068126.354
cold (not warm)71.036625.331
valedictorian (not drop out)71.076929.732
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)71.044823.49
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.736327.39
charming (not trusting)70.638824.435
worldly (not innocent)70.678323.238
off-key (not musical)70.528421.722
perverted (not clean)70.527026.810
cocky (not timid)70.584126.022
social chameleon (not strong identity)70.56129.911
cryptic (not straightforward)70.411127.039
pointed (not random)70.485229.218
real (not philosophical)70.244825.040
irreverent (not sincere)70.121322.09
conservative (not liberal)70.022623.031
unstirring (not quivering)70.062630.117
decisive (not hesitant)69.977623.435
annoying (not unannoying)69.941027.014
stingy (not generous)69.831324.817
interested (not bored)69.770521.47
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)69.722025.27
individualist (not communal)69.754332.240
tight (not loose)69.667526.437
serial dater (not chronically single)69.624322.015
vanilla (not kinky)69.537927.332
coarse (not delicate)69.458422.915
mischievous (not well behaved)69.370830.438
neurotypical (not autistic)69.278422.123
bright (not depressed)69.236722.630
consumer (not creator)69.128617.411
lawyerly (not engineerial)69.147628.612
hard (not soft)69.056226.032
concise (not long-winded)69.025921.316
harsh (not gentle)69.052020.911
scientific (not artistic)68.954825.144
competent (not incompetent)68.8113924.029
jovial (not noble)68.823718.59
involved (not remote)68.776427.624
soulless (not soulful)68.722828.536
cynical (not gullible)68.767925.822
dry (not moist)68.629528.026
resists change (not likes change)68.672820.810
codependent (not independent)68.527334.924
narcissistic (not low self esteem)68.556628.732
complicated (not simple)68.377629.932
formal (not intimate)68.244525.952
problematic (not woke)68.049228.99
ironic (not profound)67.926929.126
sexual (not asexual)67.982326.221
cringeworthy (not inspiring)67.833826.027
genocidal (not not genocidal)67.823724.918
alert (not oblivious)67.783227.138
lost (not enlightened)67.742028.330
clinical (not heartfelt)67.635521.713
bold (not shy)67.5129129.035
cautious (not impulsive)67.248229.637
mathematical (not literary)67.226325.719
offended (not chill)67.256824.339
macho (not metrosexual)67.130918.929
negative (not positive)67.143622.815
🤑 (not 🤠)66.938631.950
feisty (not gracious)66.884525.637
scandalous (not proper)66.859327.532
Italian (not Swedish)66.842427.532
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.770124.326
fighter (not lover)66.750231.714
practical (not imaginative)66.573028.647
frenzied (not sleepy)66.4107224.131
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)66.469831.18
fast (not slow)66.392323.629
realist (not idealist)66.347728.838
intense (not lighthearted)66.390025.930
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.366130.520
earthly (not divine)66.273326.29
traitorous (not loyal)66.123138.636
zebra (not lion)66.140331.09
sad (not happy)66.070922.730
doer (not thinker)65.972723.619
spartan (not glamorous)65.965928.49
unfrivolous (not goofy)65.978034.28
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)65.967724.215
eloquent (not unpolished)65.980725.524
yes-man (not contrarian)65.920432.227
libertarian (not socialist)65.826530.926
deviant (not average)65.772632.946
work-first (not family-first)65.759938.142
resolute (not wavering)65.785527.935
sorrowful (not cheery)65.672521.333
hunter (not gatherer)65.570628.234
chortling (not giggling)65.472023.826
receiving (not giving)65.443029.322
whippersnapper (not sage)65.436125.321
🙃 (not 🥰)65.343629.046
Pepsi (not Coke)65.312033.420
mad (not glad)65.265723.926
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)65.244831.711
hard (not soft)65.068829.829
childlike (not parental)65.059124.814
reactive (not proactive)64.937531.516
kangaroo (not dolphin)64.937929.69
assertive (not passive)64.7104831.238
manic (not mild)64.682026.813
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.640230.241
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.558434.626
bad boy (not white knight)64.449135.916
child free (not pronatalist)64.379031.228
nihilist (not existentialist)64.315833.123
bitter (not sweet)64.259424.329
traumatized (not flourishing)64.284924.034
dog person (not cat person)64.252734.422
intuitive (not analytical)64.258430.79
subjective (not objective)64.129532.920
pretentious (not unassuming)64.166633.234
fresh (not stinky)64.1100530.835
attractive (not repulsive)64.0118328.835
good-manners (not bad-manners)64.093728.515
thrifty (not extravagant)63.955327.213
popular (not rejected)63.963825.212
eager (not reluctant)63.982927.212
sober (not indulgent)63.847026.432
edgy (not politically correct)63.871428.642
earth (not air)63.775431.518
flirtatious (not prudish)63.768731.711
fussy (not sloppy)63.5108921.313
builder (not explorer)63.448226.929
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.254128.729
hoarder (not unprepared)63.271825.928
catty (not supportive)63.246130.312
classical (not avant-garde)63.167724.625
deranged (not reasonable)63.149124.741
🧢 (not 🎩)63.162231.442
apprentice (not master)63.040128.138
specialist (not generalist)63.069925.126
disturbing (not enchanting)63.044932.016
resistant (not resigned)62.9111325.732
presidential (not folksy)62.770628.734
pensive (not serene)62.7108626.815
strict (not lenient)62.474030.831
works hard (not plays hard)62.4101931.338
🐐 (not 🦒)62.375731.434
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.167231.528
street-smart (not sheltered)62.193732.339
gamer (not non-gamer)62.140334.517
logical (not emotional)61.855225.748
concrete (not abstract)61.874525.931
fearmongering (not reassuring)61.850128.120
repetitive (not varied)61.765927.236
nonpartisan (not activist)61.732531.811
empirical (not theoretical)61.650729.237
paranoid (not naive)61.679829.022
atheist (not theist)61.583431.926
dominant (not submissive)61.4105830.723
pro (not noob)61.4122626.335
juvenile (not mature)61.359327.725
chill (not sassy)61.325730.010
utilitarian (not decorative)61.289932.737
physicist (not photographer)61.161525.78
old-fashioned (not progressive)61.159026.513
bossy (not meek)61.0113426.930
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)61.095329.328
quiet (not loud)60.966224.238
judgemental (not accepting)60.971629.833
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.867523.316
picky (not always down)60.873722.213
savory (not sweet)60.885021.58
dystopian (not utopian)60.763424.68
fortunate (not unlucky)60.651632.744
uncreative (not open to new experinces)60.626827.836
mainstream (not arcane)60.639327.125
stoic (not expressive)60.551929.831
political (not nonpolitical)60.378633.438
🤺 (not 🏌)60.3119730.447
people-person (not things-person)60.381423.812
jock (not nerd)60.260926.433
refined (not rugged)60.187329.335
animalistic (not human)60.131227.125
confidential (not gossiping)60.1112938.337
rhythmic (not stuttering)60.1121828.627
rigid (not flexible)60.076729.725
underthinker (not overthinker)60.026329.713
confident (not insecure)59.9112928.836
extrovert (not introvert)59.984929.334
scrub (not legit)59.823834.418
jealous (not opinionated)59.819427.825
pop (not indie)59.834430.825
humorless (not funny)59.751227.442
stubborn (not accommodating)59.7125835.121
disreputable (not prestigious)59.642731.227
factual (not exaggerating)59.672235.814
orderly (not chaotic)59.583131.438
cliché (not original)59.552422.815
red (not blue)59.464735.48
heathen (not devout)59.355834.325
efficient (not overprepared)59.3114428.138
straight edge (not junkie)59.3119531.213
rich (not poor)59.293224.326
crazy (not sane)59.273829.333
cassanova (not love shy)59.173925.017
📉 (not 📈)59.026833.937
muddy (not washed)59.045632.116
generic (not insightful)59.030825.016
angry (not good-humored)58.763826.833
barbaric (not civilized)58.643529.730
lowbrow (not highbrow)58.636929.428
regular (not zany)58.653331.738
racist (not egalitarian)58.622424.026
orange (not purple)58.562928.228
social (not reclusive)58.584826.345
winter (not summer)58.572631.122
main character (not side character)58.480738.08
transient (not permanent)58.345730.819
deep (not epic)58.358726.512
interesting (not tiresome)58.2128832.127
🐒 (not 🐩)58.264630.142
envious (not prideful)58.116632.522
reasoned (not instinctual)58.057729.623
sarcastic (not genuine)58.071728.946
minimalist (not pack rat)57.978525.727
gloomy (not sunny)57.990323.431
fearful (not hopeful)57.947624.412
reserved (not chatty)57.880530.137
genius (not dunce)57.8121222.738
🤡 (not 👽)57.853532.349
anxious (not calm)57.798228.149
close-minded (not open-minded)57.752127.532
expressive (not monotone)57.7104327.628
insider (not outsider)57.657634.021
still (not twitchy)57.551927.021
meaningful (not pointless)57.5143229.711
disarming (not creepy)57.4128431.032
apathetic (not curious)57.327129.123
😭 (not 😀)57.372826.464
short (not tall)57.264023.844
badass (not weakass)57.2136030.712
fire (not water)57.1103630.515
homebody (not world traveler)57.072630.013
insulting (not complimentary)56.970330.324
🤖 (not 👻)56.967129.651
flower child (not goth)56.9108933.920
hedonist (not monastic)56.882631.933
Roman (not Greek)56.866132.526
spicy (not mild)56.7110226.623
friendly (not unfriendly)56.7117824.710
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)56.681030.855
sturdy (not flimsy)56.6123629.628
flat (not bubbly)56.688426.910
insomniac (not slumbering)56.6131121.611
crafty (not scholarly)56.5102030.241
cool (not dorky)56.595130.324
industrial (not domestic)56.479329.629
knowledgeable (not ignorant)56.4132732.536
corporate (not freelance)56.464633.938
tailor (not blacksmith)56.4107925.729
serious (not bold)56.368334.131
🥶 (not 🥵)56.358933.234
realistic (not fantastical)56.1100932.719
obedient (not rebellious)56.060434.731
🧕 (not 💃)55.947529.642
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.8151332.641
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.887929.830
modest (not flamboyant)55.794829.038
lavish (not frugal)55.772331.134
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.778833.034
impatient (not patient)55.7109330.532
monochrome (not multicolored)55.780934.724
centrist (not radical)55.760931.622
sporty (not bookish)55.667731.537
modern (not historical)55.696825.726
🧐 (not 😎)55.675634.244
stylish (not slovenly)55.5114427.321
shallow (not deep)55.549028.632
playful (not shy)55.4130021.133
overspender (not penny-pincher)55.470026.619
rustic (not cultured)55.458033.017
predictable (not quirky)55.373229.317
spirited (not lifeless)55.3150726.012
outgoing (not withdrawn)55.3101423.618
triggered (not trolling)55.2125836.233
unstable (not stable)55.2101924.89
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.172633.325
routine (not innovative)55.175633.38
🦇 (not 🐿)55.068834.750
geriatric (not vibrant)55.041726.723
welcoming experience (not cringing away)55.0101626.88
high-tech (not low-tech)54.985827.244
intellectual (not physical)54.8118226.830
foolish (not wise)54.868828.735
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.868831.529
experimental (not reliable)54.875531.428
exhibitionist (not bashful)54.8113528.420
questioning (not believing)54.8117532.29
lewd (not tasteful)54.752530.222
leader (not follower)54.7120833.810
mellow (not energetic)54.776632.710
wild (not tame)54.6110231.443
lustful (not chaste)54.599825.823
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.578234.425
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.350729.132
desperate (not high standards)54.361037.123
subdued (not exuberant)54.265631.926
moderate (not gluttonous)54.2111232.314
eastern (not western)54.127840.016
🧠 (not 💪)54.1132731.753
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)54.050531.748
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)53.984927.636
unfaithful (not devoted)53.926537.431
conventional (not creative)53.779031.439
respectful (not rude)53.7114827.731
handy (not can't-fix-anything)53.7126137.610
conformist (not maverick)53.750933.811
beautiful (not ugly)53.6158625.333
dispassionate (not romantic)53.448430.035
forward (not repressed)53.4118231.98
unorthodox (not traditional)53.1106735.034
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)53.1106536.010
weird (not normal)52.9115226.036
moody (not stable)52.9127229.934
anarchist (not statist)52.984034.631
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)52.870127.833
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.845733.630
not introspective (not introspective)52.850129.830
plastic (not wooden)52.839939.721
unpatriotic (not patriotic)52.742535.735
melee (not ranged)52.762726.730
ludicrous (not sensible)52.671627.836
😬 (not 😏)52.672733.453
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.688730.129
mundane (not extraordinary)52.450526.135
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)52.4106733.222
chosen one (not everyman)52.4106031.414
self-conscious (not self-assured)52.354030.834
first-mate (not captain)52.295334.023
smooth (not rough)52.195628.831
😊 (not 🤣)52.1122531.545
inappropriate (not seemly)52.174028.911
luddite (not technophile)51.899026.319
👟 (not 🥾)51.896728.851
vintage (not trendy)51.8142929.913
freak (not normie)51.8107630.519
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.796126.032
thick (not thin)51.771230.935
entrepreneur (not employee)51.7119837.78
beta (not alpha)51.671532.234
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.698628.515
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.589032.635
consistent (not variable)51.4123130.226
cheery (not grumpy)51.384317.98
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.278435.757
linear (not circular)51.2100633.932
puny (not mighty)51.152827.428
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.194633.828
roundabout (not direct)51.051232.525
evolutionist (not creationist)51.0121128.79
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)50.1128841.322
attentive (not interrupting)50.9105432.914
night owl (not morning lark)50.8121831.630
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)50.7144227.112
sugarcoated (not frank)50.441433.522

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. Rose Armitage (0.721)
  2. Terry Benedict (0.71)
  3. Hiram Lodge (0.709)
  4. Dan Egan (0.705)
  5. Alexander Conklin (0.704)
  6. Hans (0.699)
  7. Cho Sang-woo (0.69)
  8. Agent Smith (0.689)
  9. Tyrell Wellick (0.689)
  10. Angel Eyes (0.684)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.532)
  2. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.52)
  3. Pumbaa (-0.493)
  4. Nelson Bighetti (-0.483)
  5. Spike (-0.482)
  6. Olaf (-0.477)
  7. Dory (-0.471)
  8. Flounder (-0.463)
  9. Mayuri Shiina (-0.458)
  10. Hilda Spellman (-0.457)

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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