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Frank Costello Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
bad boy (not white knight)95.728.215
😈 (not 😇)95.497.656
dominant (not submissive)95.0277.425
bold (not shy)94.1848.622
vengeful (not forgiving)93.9358.127
authoritarian (not democratic)93.5218.737
jaded (not innocent)93.5118.819
demanding (not unchallenging)93.04918.126
master (not apprentice)92.74910.740
captain (not first-mate)92.44719.729
bossy (not meek)92.37111.339
cocky (not timid)91.97813.426
narcissistic (not low self esteem)91.93614.842
outlaw (not sheriff)91.83321.123
wild (not tame)91.85014.339
stubborn (not accommodating)91.7668.319
street-smart (not sheltered)91.55014.535
villainous (not heroic)91.44411.125
alpha (not beta)91.48417.037
debased (not pure)91.32610.823
arrogant (not humble)90.810512.130
persistent (not quitter)90.828110.036
sexist (not feminist)90.72810.438
money-focused (not love-focused)90.74713.633
hard (not soft)90.24713.536
competitive (not cooperative)90.114612.731
machiavellian (not transparent)89.9199.323
masculine (not feminine)89.81608.337
demonic (not angelic)89.84713.531
armoured (not vulnerable)89.82113.528
ferocious (not pacifist)89.76418.139
extraordinary (not mundane)89.4739.533
opinionated (not neutral)89.218811.626
cunning (not honorable)89.14019.338
worldly (not innocent)89.15112.138
rebellious (not obedient)89.115913.628
suspicious (not trusting)89.08316.534
rich (not poor)89.020114.237
cruel (not kind)88.86016.131
hunter (not gatherer)88.78519.343
mischievous (not well behaved)88.615619.945
freak (not normie)88.64017.118
extreme (not moderate)88.312112.832
businesslike (not chivalrous)88.13513.017
heathen (not devout)88.0718.233
assertive (not passive)88.012220.127
backdoor (not official)88.03318.933
secretive (not open-book)88.013018.132
salacious (not wholesome)87.95718.123
old (not young)87.8558.926
exuberant (not subdued)87.85224.422
strict (not lenient)87.78411.938
decisive (not hesitant)87.711012.742
never cries (not often crying)87.77613.012
spicy (not mild)87.69116.222
self-assured (not self-conscious)87.53818.440
feisty (not gracious)87.38917.044
scandalous (not proper)87.38914.629
gendered (not androgynous)87.315721.840
motivated (not unmotivated)86.949718.322
suspicious (not awkward)86.64715.237
unfixable (not fixable)86.53420.443
rock (not rap)86.57719.015
night owl (not morning lark)86.410914.342
overachiever (not underachiever)86.423717.719
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)86.46819.231
exhibitionist (not bashful)86.34416.822
poisonous (not nurturing)86.211815.831
zany (not regular)86.26512.144
psychopath (not empath)86.110610.619
antagonist (not protagonist)86.15421.835
resourceful (not helpless)86.032212.741
pro (not noob)86.030620.921
animalistic (not human)85.9711.622
important (not irrelevant)85.635718.639
Coke (not Pepsi)85.6222.622
radical (not centrist)85.52619.517
cannibal (not vegan)85.47313.036
crafty (not scholarly)85.35614.728
crazy (not sane)85.38715.839
quarrelsome (not warm)85.215117.937
go-getter (not slugabed)85.223613.041
playful (not shy)85.126617.436
urban (not rural)85.19619.427
expressive (not monotone)85.017522.722
lustful (not chaste)84.99617.830
hard (not soft)84.914219.534
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)84.819722.429
cynical (not gullible)84.814915.021
macho (not metrosexual)84.74720.631
selfish (not altruistic)84.317422.845
conspiracist (not sheeple)84.311115.924
libertarian (not socialist)84.01415.916
judgemental (not accepting)84.018619.827
arcane (not mainstream)83.95821.226
ambitious (not realistic)83.814121.022
queen (not princess)83.620519.314
privileged (not oppressed)83.427616.832
extrovert (not introvert)83.420924.737
straight (not queer)83.428023.528
intense (not lighthearted)83.331024.237
high standards (not desperate)83.315121.519
impatient (not patient)83.222722.918
obsessed (not aloof)83.111720.235
guarded (not open)83.131918.644
deviant (not average)83.114526.042
vintage (not trendy)83.119014.621
receiving (not giving)82.911517.415
individualist (not communal)82.817423.228
contrarian (not yes-man)82.69125.136
sexual (not asexual)82.531018.723
genocidal (not not genocidal)82.37118.316
vain (not demure)82.114122.427
entitled (not grateful)82.022927.118
charismatic (not uninspiring)81.043020.335
rhythmic (not stuttering)80.924422.131
lewd (not tasteful)80.86324.534
fire (not water)80.731526.324
mighty (not puny)80.634224.530
bitter (not sweet)80.420118.439
work-first (not family-first)80.325423.536
hoarder (not unprepared)80.35819.130
paranoid (not naive)80.39318.220
Italian (not Swedish)80.210119.646
charming (not awkward)80.028120.326
lavish (not frugal)80.016518.229
moody (not stable)79.934421.639
deranged (not reasonable)79.617317.730
driven (not unambitious)79.681618.925
anarchist (not statist)79.513528.329
🦇 (not 🐿)79.513625.546
fighter (not lover)79.515719.217
frank (not sugarcoated)79.439530.021
extravagant (not thrifty)79.223925.920
flamboyant (not modest)79.123223.537
pensive (not serene)79.111218.712
indulgent (not sober)79.022726.140
industrial (not domestic)79.06320.327
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)79.044328.844
perverted (not clean)78.913721.523
charming (not trusting)78.914514.930
💃 (not 🧕)78.836625.952
insulting (not complimentary)78.722221.231
mad (not glad)78.623224.137
punk rock (not preppy)78.622917.636
🙃 (not 🥰)78.616324.145
💀 (not 🎃)78.517627.334
high IQ (not low IQ)78.378318.835
confident (not insecure)78.147328.233
perceptive (not unobservant)78.175118.931
weird (not normal)78.130918.632
punchable (not loveable)77.817826.741
edgy (not politically correct)77.728222.835
ludicrous (not sensible)77.716524.126
resistant (not resigned)77.527824.037
complicated (not simple)77.542932.322
thick-skinned (not sensitive)77.514325.639
frenzied (not sleepy)77.538621.035
main character (not side character)77.444523.912
chosen one (not everyman)77.217222.221
kinky (not vanilla)77.123323.333
🐐 (not 🦒)77.18325.339
opinionated (not jealous)77.138719.820
loud (not quiet)76.840627.038
confidential (not gossiping)76.456524.835
biased (not impartial)76.330620.530
indie (not pop)76.327922.215
goth (not flower child)76.315818.328
competent (not incompetent)76.281424.736
jock (not nerd)76.126115.125
soulless (not soulful)75.915526.538
chatty (not reserved)75.741123.228
thick (not thin)75.618715.827
believable (not poorly-written)75.565318.846
🤣 (not 😊)75.414323.950
badass (not weakass)75.281024.720
funny (not humorless)75.041221.246
cold (not warm)75.028625.332
cool (not dorky)75.035018.329
two-faced (not one-faced)75.022930.816
emancipated (not enslaved)74.936328.031
pretentious (not unassuming)74.935320.039
barbaric (not civilized)74.714223.539
sarcastic (not genuine)74.731225.838
🤑 (not 🤠)74.724629.558
chortling (not giggling)74.427226.529
efficient (not overprepared)74.423122.739
expressive (not stoic)73.943227.824
interrupting (not attentive)73.928930.314
stingy (not generous)73.825025.822
quirky (not predictable)73.825223.018
flirtatious (not prudish)73.841421.514
coordinated (not clumsy)73.670726.922
workaholic (not slacker)73.695621.947
resolute (not wavering)73.648927.028
chaotic (not orderly)73.639626.031
rude (not respectful)73.526324.723
Roman (not Greek)73.37430.427
self-destructive (not self-improving)73.134528.435
fortunate (not unlucky)73.116824.937
interesting (not tiresome)72.964524.828
racist (not egalitarian)72.89124.936
genius (not dunce)72.761724.733
rough (not smooth)72.527826.031
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.575922.839
👻 (not 🤖)72.422730.340
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)72.356329.634
alert (not oblivious)72.367429.131
involved (not remote)72.356028.431
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)72.218625.039
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.126930.531
hypocritical (not equitable)72.129126.832
hedonist (not monastic)71.822531.633
realist (not idealist)71.829424.944
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)71.842925.850
skeptical (not spiritual)71.570125.136
traitorous (not loyal)71.518229.626
OCD (not ADHD)71.452431.214
doer (not thinker)71.251029.324
muddy (not washed)70.920823.314
instinctual (not reasoned)70.648626.736
ugly (not beautiful)70.610319.539
diligent (not lazy)70.4133425.329
scruffy (not manicured)70.435527.731
creative (not conventional)70.347230.548
creepy (not disarming)70.316826.537
💔 (not 💝)70.329628.333
sturdy (not flimsy)70.371630.230
offended (not chill)70.147226.528
historical (not modern)69.936723.730
direct (not roundabout)69.974729.830
precise (not vague)69.864222.925
pointed (not random)69.788129.426
bold (not serious)69.649028.740
Russian (not French)69.616227.523
😀 (not 😭)69.434127.544
exaggerating (not factual)69.450325.617
insider (not outsider)69.317333.619
neurotypical (not autistic)69.378028.829
intellectual (not physical)69.274129.026
rigid (not flexible)68.947827.228
stoic (not hypochondriac)68.644824.67
English (not German)68.4110929.928
luddite (not technophile)68.325721.823
western (not eastern)68.346533.935
🧠 (not 💪)68.389432.055
artistic (not scientific)68.247924.033
epic (not deep)68.128327.117
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)67.950427.244
wooden (not plastic)67.969426.917
haunted (not blissful)67.878328.516
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.692525.338
🥾 (not 👟)67.642830.541
builder (not explorer)67.434726.628
😎 (not 🧐)67.357230.948
analysis (not common sense)67.249829.428
unorthodox (not traditional)66.765031.441
independent (not codependent)66.681237.525
fearmongering (not reassuring)66.640236.327
prideful (not envious)66.693132.021
serious (not playful)66.580623.025
🤺 (not 🏌)66.593230.544
rugged (not refined)66.249029.545
self-disciplined (not disorganized)66.2105230.929
leisurely (not hurried)66.128228.537
drop out (not valedictorian)66.036530.535
dog person (not cat person)66.047831.519
proactive (not reactive)66.015637.313
presidential (not folksy)65.760831.323
active (not slothful)65.6129930.437
nihilist (not existentialist)65.612236.129
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)65.633433.347
close-minded (not open-minded)65.435030.434
low-tech (not high-tech)65.354031.819
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)65.350329.735
mysterious (not unambiguous)65.349331.237
🥶 (not 🥵)65.130433.635
dispassionate (not romantic)65.023933.335
cosmopolitan (not provincial)64.949632.238
bright (not depressed)64.850223.043
sickly (not healthy)64.723224.131
utilitarian (not decorative)64.773632.438
unfaithful (not devoted)64.714333.428
angry (not good-humored)64.647027.529
repulsive (not attractive)64.623823.828
atheist (not theist)64.670232.837
sage (not whippersnapper)64.438232.430
empirical (not theoretical)64.434831.233
💩 (not 🌟)64.424133.347
plays hard (not works hard)64.235128.832
🥴 (not 🥳)64.156233.950
gamer (not non-gamer)64.136033.211
child free (not pronatalist)63.781631.727
vibrant (not geriatric)63.796628.436
variable (not consistent)63.729929.526
methodical (not astonishing)63.476231.840
on-time (not tardy)63.499732.814
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.276526.234
freelance (not corporate)63.183638.630
dramatic (not comedic)63.1100233.716
conservative (not liberal)63.035934.328
wise (not foolish)62.974524.845
circular (not linear)62.934027.023
tense (not relaxed)62.7125431.440
overspender (not penny-pincher)62.747930.523
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.745727.132
interested (not bored)61.8113129.616
enlightened (not lost)61.552328.039
🧗 (not 🛌)61.197936.737
imaginative (not practical)61.047032.339
winter (not summer)60.864239.19
political (not nonpolitical)60.776727.931
ranged (not melee)60.558527.026
trash (not treasure)60.425429.528
fast (not slow)60.3117229.938
impulsive (not cautious)59.975229.330
pack rat (not minimalist)59.849830.926
🤫 (not 🤔)59.633435.549
🐴 (not 🦄)59.684339.754
eloquent (not unpolished)59.5100528.932
legit (not scrub)59.4130531.628
🐀 (not 🐘)59.259238.750
experimental (not reliable)59.263830.333
stinky (not fresh)59.040532.320
distant (not touchy-feely)58.885531.716
disreputable (not prestigious)58.745035.425
🐒 (not 🐩)58.563432.638
hard-work (not natural-talent)58.5102732.117
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')58.418229.024
blacksmith (not tailor)58.154730.330
🤡 (not 👽)57.952930.749
straightforward (not cryptic)57.7120233.338
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.775927.932
deliberate (not spontaneous)57.6106034.424
real (not philosophical)57.6109031.423
orange (not purple)57.568031.335
unemotional (not emotional)57.335230.514
unpatriotic (not patriotic)57.230231.333
😜 (not 🤐)57.275638.344
literary (not mathematical)57.1102231.832
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.1100128.831
spontaneous (not scheduled)57.072533.943
social (not reclusive)56.990429.325
abstract (not concrete)56.758832.036
📉 (not 📈)56.732635.740
juvenile (not mature)56.572733.242
goof-off (not studious)56.553828.336
🎩 (not 🧢)56.290337.846
tight (not loose)56.2116834.932
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.176230.427
cheesy (not chic)56.186933.119
varied (not repetitive)55.947832.632
🐷 (not 🐮)55.945338.246
twitchy (not still)55.7105234.819
calm (not anxious)55.562833.029
stylish (not slovenly)55.5114327.529
lowbrow (not highbrow)55.447733.825
permanent (not transient)55.493435.329
earth (not air)55.2117137.012
whimsical (not rational)55.168927.638
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.153730.335
curious (not apathetic)55.0138231.122
intimate (not formal)55.087929.340
bookish (not sporty)54.8113830.826
miserable (not joyful)54.7107225.134
classical (not avant-garde)54.699928.926
jealous (not compersive)54.584832.231
bad-cook (not good-cook)54.584534.612
picky (not always down)54.5102535.717
sorrowful (not cheery)54.4109727.921
off-key (not musical)54.196932.134
metaphorical (not literal)53.950934.228
poetic (not factual)53.971632.026
gloomy (not sunny)53.4104927.225
cultured (not rustic)53.3118933.120
specialist (not generalist)53.2119728.936
multicolored (not monochrome)53.286838.827
🏀 (not 🎨)53.271338.138
introspective (not not introspective)53.1132329.328
😏 (not 😬)53.1107737.947
deep (not shallow)52.9129028.529
trolling (not triggered)52.850336.529
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.697931.538
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.6101839.042
flourishing (not traumatized)52.653831.824
moist (not dry)52.689832.633
long-winded (not concise)52.682330.418
objective (not subjective)52.482532.022
oxymoron (not tautology)52.3120732.316
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.085935.528
private (not gregarious)51.8124333.941
tactful (not indiscreet)51.8129830.928
tall (not short)51.6113225.136
sad (not happy)51.4123624.632
fantastical (not realistic)51.479734.017
logical (not emotional)51.185931.830
basic (not hipster)51.0122832.930
messy (not neat)51.073232.139
ironic (not profound)51.0101528.919
careful (not brave)50.765731.728
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)50.4115030.726

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 (0.879)
  2. Ursula (0.832)
  3. Stormfront (0.829)
  4. Agatha Harkness (0.821)
  5. Man in Black (0.812)
  6. Angel Eyes (0.811)
  7. Tyler Durden (0.81)
  8. Berlin (0.81)
  9. Cersei Lannister (0.806)
  10. Freddy Krueger (0.803)
  1. George Michael Bluth (-0.697)
  2. Jerry Gergich (-0.696)
  3. William Mason (-0.693)
  4. Touta Matsuda (-0.688)
  5. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.674)
  6. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.641)
  7. Chip Dove (-0.637)
  8. Rita Bennett (-0.631)
  9. Chien-Po (-0.628)
  10. Denny Brosh (-0.627)

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

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


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