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Frank Costello Descriptive Personality Statistics

Frank Costello 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 1,750 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
😈 (not 😇)95.787.454
bad boy (not white knight)95.438.414
captain (not first-mate)95.01514.628
dominant (not submissive)94.9287.623
bold (not shy)93.9798.721
authoritarian (not democratic)93.7218.634
vengeful (not forgiving)93.6348.524
demanding (not unchallenging)93.04218.126
wild (not tame)92.93113.637
debased (not pure)92.8148.322
jaded (not innocent)92.81910.012
master (not apprentice)92.54610.839
bossy (not meek)92.36211.339
narcissistic (not low self esteem)92.03015.041
villainous (not heroic)91.93610.723
cunning (not honorable)91.81614.234
alpha (not beta)91.67117.236
stubborn (not accommodating)91.6598.717
cocky (not timid)91.67513.625
outlaw (not sheriff)91.53221.522
machiavellian (not transparent)91.1158.317
persistent (not quitter)91.022110.135
never cries (not often crying)91.0317.610
arrogant (not humble)90.79512.329
street-smart (not sheltered)90.75514.932
sexist (not feminist)90.72610.537
hard (not soft)90.63413.734
opinionated (not neutral)90.612411.518
money-focused (not love-focused)90.44313.732
ferocious (not pacifist)90.25217.837
masculine (not feminine)89.91378.336
demonic (not angelic)89.83813.531
competitive (not cooperative)89.714312.830
decisive (not hesitant)89.6519.438
extraordinary (not mundane)89.4619.533
self-assured (not self-conscious)89.41616.536
armoured (not vulnerable)89.42913.627
businesslike (not chivalrous)89.42312.416
worldly (not innocent)89.14412.138
rebellious (not obedient)89.113113.628
suspicious (not trusting)88.97516.931
rich (not poor)88.918114.436
hunter (not gatherer)88.77819.343
mischievous (not well behaved)88.613920.343
freak (not normie)88.63617.118
extreme (not moderate)88.011412.831
backdoor (not official)87.93519.132
cruel (not kind)87.96016.628
exuberant (not subdued)87.84324.422
strict (not lenient)87.77311.938
assertive (not passive)87.712020.426
spicy (not mild)87.68016.222
secretive (not open-book)87.611818.231
gendered (not androgynous)87.412822.139
salacious (not wholesome)87.45318.422
feisty (not gracious)87.47517.539
old (not young)87.3558.725
heathen (not devout)87.21018.631
suspicious (not awkward)87.23915.435
scandalous (not proper)86.98614.728
exhibitionist (not bashful)86.73917.121
psychopath (not empath)86.79010.015
judgemental (not accepting)86.413115.726
night owl (not morning lark)86.39214.440
resourceful (not helpless)86.326913.038
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)86.26419.530
motivated (not unmotivated)86.244418.521
unfixable (not fixable)86.03221.239
crazy (not sane)85.86915.638
important (not irrelevant)85.728018.836
selfish (not altruistic)85.513121.343
zany (not regular)85.57112.339
rock (not rap)85.59819.314
radical (not centrist)85.51919.517
intense (not lighthearted)85.419820.734
poisonous (not nurturing)85.311516.328
urban (not rural)85.38019.826
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.315822.628
antagonist (not protagonist)85.35622.233
quarrelsome (not warm)85.214017.937
animalistic (not human)85.2811.720
playful (not shy)85.122317.436
cannibal (not vegan)85.17413.135
cynical (not gullible)85.112115.419
expressive (not monotone)85.014023.321
crafty (not scholarly)84.85414.627
pro (not noob)84.829221.719
extrovert (not introvert)84.714623.636
go-getter (not slugabed)84.722613.139
macho (not metrosexual)84.74220.631
sexual (not asexual)84.722415.814
lustful (not chaste)84.310017.929
conspiracist (not sheeple)84.39915.924
Coke (not Pepsi)84.1323.918
straight (not queer)83.925223.827
fire (not water)83.917525.019
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.825115.232
hard (not soft)83.813620.330
arcane (not mainstream)83.75421.625
ambitious (not realistic)83.611722.617
genocidal (not not genocidal)83.55619.813
libertarian (not socialist)83.41416.215
high standards (not desperate)83.313521.519
deviant (not average)83.112926.042
obsessed (not aloof)83.010220.833
guarded (not open)83.026619.141
impatient (not patient)83.021423.617
privileged (not oppressed)82.926416.831
receiving (not giving)82.911217.415
individualist (not communal)82.814523.228
queen (not princess)82.821520.812
contrarian (not yes-man)82.67625.136
overachiever (not underachiever)82.434819.613
vintage (not trendy)81.920514.618
vain (not demure)81.714322.726
entitled (not grateful)81.420427.717
fighter (not lover)81.210919.213
complicated (not simple)81.125128.321
lewd (not tasteful)80.86224.534
mighty (not puny)80.629924.530
paranoid (not naive)80.67318.719
lavish (not frugal)80.314918.528
chosen one (not everyman)80.28620.319
bitter (not sweet)80.117818.837
💃 (not 🧕)80.126524.551
Italian (not Swedish)80.18920.044
industrial (not domestic)80.14419.324
charming (not awkward)80.025920.326
work-first (not family-first)80.022623.835
quirky (not predictable)79.910012.614
pensive (not serene)79.89019.311
deranged (not reasonable)79.714418.328
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.724922.329
punk rock (not preppy)79.718516.635
proactive (not reactive)79.71235.66
moody (not stable)79.531321.738
🦇 (not 🐿)79.510825.546
two-faced (not one-faced)79.413125.714
hoarder (not unprepared)79.26319.328
flamboyant (not modest)79.119923.537
driven (not unambitious)79.172019.124
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.09922.737
insulting (not complimentary)79.018620.929
charming (not trusting)78.913314.930
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)78.738229.141
🙃 (not 🥰)78.613324.344
perverted (not clean)78.213422.819
indulgent (not sober)78.223126.538
high IQ (not low IQ)78.068719.034
anarchist (not statist)78.014028.827
punchable (not loveable)78.015027.040
💀 (not 🎃)78.015927.533
biased (not impartial)77.921618.829
frank (not sugarcoated)77.938931.119
weird (not normal)77.727818.731
extravagant (not thrifty)77.724228.715
ludicrous (not sensible)77.515624.424
resistant (not resigned)77.523624.037
confident (not insecure)77.444028.432
perceptive (not unobservant)77.467318.830
frenzied (not sleepy)77.233721.533
🐐 (not 🦒)77.15825.339
edgy (not politically correct)77.126222.735
indie (not pop)77.021922.814
opinionated (not jealous)76.933620.818
mad (not glad)76.824225.332
loud (not quiet)76.735627.437
goth (not flower child)76.612618.627
jock (not nerd)76.621015.224
confidential (not gossiping)76.646825.134
kinky (not vanilla)76.422223.731
competent (not incompetent)76.270024.736
soulless (not soulful)75.914026.538
stingy (not generous)75.819424.621
thick (not thin)75.716316.126
alert (not oblivious)75.546326.529
believable (not poorly-written)75.556518.846
🤣 (not 😊)75.412223.950
chatty (not reserved)75.335823.826
flirtatious (not prudish)75.332722.912
cold (not warm)75.024625.332
rough (not smooth)74.819224.329
barbaric (not civilized)74.713023.539
cool (not dorky)74.729918.628
🤑 (not 🤠)74.722429.558
funny (not humorless)74.636621.644
genius (not dunce)74.545322.832
sarcastic (not genuine)74.528226.237
pretentious (not unassuming)74.531320.038
hypocritical (not equitable)74.420223.931
rude (not respectful)74.422324.922
efficient (not overprepared)74.419622.739
badass (not weakass)74.371024.919
wooden (not plastic)74.232421.714
emancipated (not enslaved)74.133328.130
chaotic (not orderly)74.033325.429
expressive (not stoic)73.935427.824
interesting (not tiresome)73.850523.024
fortunate (not unlucky)73.713725.036
workaholic (not slacker)73.781121.343
coordinated (not clumsy)73.661226.922
self-destructive (not self-improving)73.529926.932
chortling (not giggling)73.527326.628
Roman (not Greek)73.36830.427
👻 (not 🤖)73.117129.638
racist (not egalitarian)72.88324.936
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.733625.848
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)72.646629.632
resolute (not wavering)72.543727.726
involved (not remote)72.348328.431
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.021831.030
OCD (not ADHD)71.945431.99
knowledgeable (not ignorant)71.868123.237
interrupting (not attentive)71.830230.613
hedonist (not monastic)71.520632.031
skeptical (not spiritual)71.461824.837
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)71.416124.938
realist (not idealist)71.227224.843
muddy (not washed)70.917723.314
ugly (not beautiful)70.69619.539
Russian (not French)70.613025.320
diligent (not lazy)70.4113325.329
scruffy (not manicured)70.430027.731
💔 (not 💝)70.324828.333
traitorous (not loyal)70.316229.625
instinctual (not reasoned)70.142426.835
precise (not vague)70.055423.424
doer (not thinker)70.047930.222
direct (not roundabout)69.963729.830
epic (not deep)69.819826.214
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.538226.041
creative (not conventional)69.441631.145
creepy (not disarming)69.416026.835
insider (not outsider)69.315633.619
neurotypical (not autistic)69.370628.829
historical (not modern)68.933523.529
sturdy (not flimsy)68.966030.628
offended (not chill)68.944327.725
bold (not serious)68.843428.639
😀 (not 😭)68.731027.443
🧠 (not 💪)68.774931.552
earth (not air)68.644532.79
intellectual (not physical)68.566530.124
rigid (not flexible)68.443127.627
unemotional (not emotional)68.414924.711
serious (not playful)68.363922.922
luddite (not technophile)68.323121.823
western (not eastern)68.335733.935
English (not German)68.097230.024
stoic (not hypochondriac)68.039826.66
builder (not explorer)67.829825.426
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.677125.338
🥾 (not 👟)67.634030.541
close-minded (not open-minded)67.127529.233
exaggerating (not factual)66.948126.814
haunted (not blissful)66.970529.315
🥶 (not 🥵)66.723933.833
independent (not codependent)66.669637.525
artistic (not scientific)66.543524.829
🤺 (not 🏌)66.578530.544
prideful (not envious)66.581032.917
self-disciplined (not disorganized)66.290430.929
active (not slothful)66.1107529.335
leisurely (not hurried)66.124228.936
drop out (not valedictorian)66.032430.535
tense (not relaxed)65.897730.637
variable (not consistent)65.820928.125
presidential (not folksy)65.752231.323
sage (not whippersnapper)65.728032.728
unfaithful (not devoted)65.713033.627
nihilist (not existentialist)65.611136.129
😎 (not 🧐)65.652131.245
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)65.629233.347
bright (not depressed)65.442323.936
mysterious (not unambiguous)65.441131.636
💩 (not 🌟)65.420232.844
low-tech (not high-tech)65.347631.819
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)65.342629.735
rugged (not refined)65.143229.743
unorthodox (not traditional)65.057532.537
cosmopolitan (not provincial)64.941332.238
angry (not good-humored)64.838626.226
sickly (not healthy)64.719724.131
analysis (not common sense)64.749629.026
🥴 (not 🥳)64.644833.048
vibrant (not geriatric)64.678828.534
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.663029.814
fearmongering (not reassuring)64.639337.025
utilitarian (not decorative)64.364532.837
inspiring (not cringeworthy)64.062726.632
repulsive (not attractive)63.922823.927
child free (not pronatalist)63.967332.125
dog person (not cat person)63.747832.517
plays hard (not works hard)63.631929.131
atheist (not theist)63.662732.736
dispassionate (not romantic)63.621733.933
empirical (not theoretical)63.534331.232
freelance (not corporate)63.569238.227
methodical (not astonishing)63.464031.840
dramatic (not comedic)63.185633.716
overspender (not penny-pincher)63.040631.222
circular (not linear)62.928727.023
pointed (not random)62.999433.216
on-time (not tardy)62.986634.812
wise (not foolish)62.664225.044
trash (not treasure)62.620327.627
literary (not mathematical)62.565229.226
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.940527.131
pack rat (not minimalist)61.537131.424
political (not nonpolitical)61.363628.527
imaginative (not practical)61.239131.637
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.98128.421
ranged (not melee)60.946627.525
impulsive (not cautious)60.762228.728
winter (not summer)60.755739.17
disreputable (not prestigious)60.434935.224
enlightened (not lost)60.349328.237
eloquent (not unpolished)60.184929.530
🧗 (not 🛌)60.182036.836
🤫 (not 🤔)59.627835.549
fast (not slow)59.4101430.436
🤡 (not 👽)59.439930.346
legit (not scrub)59.4111831.628
social (not reclusive)59.270227.524
conservative (not liberal)59.238934.525
experimental (not reliable)59.254230.333
gamer (not non-gamer)59.141234.39
🐀 (not 🐘)59.048739.149
stinky (not fresh)59.033332.320
🐴 (not 🦄)58.873540.252
optimistic (not pessimistic)58.760728.629
😜 (not 🤐)57.862239.241
straightforward (not cryptic)57.7101633.338
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.383629.230
sorrowful (not cheery)57.184725.820
🐒 (not 🐩)57.158432.936
tight (not loose)57.098734.130
realistic (not fantastical)57.082632.914
distant (not touchy-feely)56.977231.915
blacksmith (not tailor)56.649230.328
real (not philosophical)56.597531.722
juvenile (not mature)56.561633.242
orange (not purple)56.461531.134
varied (not repetitive)56.339132.530
abstract (not concrete)56.153332.235
goof-off (not studious)56.046228.934
📉 (not 📈)56.030235.939
metaphorical (not literal)55.937833.327
interested (not bored)55.8115927.811
🐷 (not 🐮)55.740338.645
twitchy (not still)55.789334.819
cheesy (not chic)55.677034.917
calm (not anxious)55.553233.029
stylish (not slovenly)55.598027.529
unpatriotic (not patriotic)55.527631.531
lowbrow (not highbrow)55.441533.825
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)55.467931.125
permanent (not transient)55.480735.329
intimate (not formal)55.471429.539
🎩 (not 🧢)55.279937.443
deliberate (not spontaneous)55.198834.822
bad-cook (not good-cook)54.972834.010
spontaneous (not scheduled)54.864833.840
bookish (not sporty)54.896630.826
classical (not avant-garde)54.686528.926
jealous (not compersive)54.573732.231
slow-talking (not fast-talking)54.546230.534
flourishing (not traumatized)54.441331.223
off-key (not musical)54.183732.134
miserable (not joyful)54.094125.233
curious (not apathetic)53.7121031.221
ironic (not profound)53.477930.113
multicolored (not monochrome)53.273738.827
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)53.264831.322
introspective (not not introspective)53.1112329.328
cultured (not rustic)53.1101034.917
deep (not shallow)52.9107728.529
trolling (not triggered)52.843736.529
basic (not hipster)52.7101932.229
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.684331.538
moist (not dry)52.674432.633
whimsical (not rational)52.562627.035
gloomy (not sunny)52.591327.424
oxymoron (not tautology)52.5102633.315
specialist (not generalist)52.4105828.935
logical (not emotional)52.371332.327
always down (not picky)52.258434.215
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.072935.528
poetic (not factual)52.064232.624
private (not gregarious)51.8104133.941
tactful (not indiscreet)51.8111330.928
concise (not long-winded)51.883727.912
tall (not short)51.797022.925
dramatic (not no-nonsense)51.688939.041
😏 (not 😬)51.595837.945
🏀 (not 🎨)51.564338.336
careful (not brave)51.255932.127
objective (not subjective)51.277332.321
messy (not neat)51.061232.139
happy (not sad)50.363225.330

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Hector Barbossa (0.876)
  2. Ursula (0.825)
  3. Man in Black (0.809)
  4. Angel Eyes (0.808)
  5. Stormfront (0.807)
  6. Tyler Durden (0.806)
  7. Cersei Lannister (0.805)
  8. Berlin (0.799)
  9. Tony Soprano (0.793)
  10. Robert California (0.791)
  1. George Michael Bluth (-0.699)
  2. William Mason (-0.691)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.691)
  4. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.673)
  5. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.644)
  6. Chip Dove (-0.632)
  7. Rita Bennett (-0.629)
  8. Chien-Po (-0.626)
  9. George O'Malley (-0.616)
  10. Kif Kroker (-0.606)

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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