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Sgt. Sean Dignam Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Sgt. Sean Dignam 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
frank (not sugarcoated)94.8168.913
persistent (not quitter)92.02109.524
fighter (not lover)91.81110.523
quarrelsome (not warm)91.63712.128
bold (not shy)91.518211.831
hard (not soft)91.22913.242
🏀 (not 🎨)91.22013.036
bossy (not meek)90.81109.329
arrogant (not humble)90.710710.823
hard (not soft)90.3459.936
cocky (not timid)90.312018.522
masculine (not feminine)89.915614.330
jaded (not innocent)89.27915.117
badass (not weakass)88.926316.715
opinionated (not neutral)88.621019.113
ferocious (not pacifist)88.49112.723
never cries (not often crying)88.46225.614
stubborn (not accommodating)88.216918.416
dominant (not submissive)87.822515.232
loud (not quiet)87.614716.743
competitive (not cooperative)87.421417.742
feisty (not gracious)87.38915.454
exuberant (not subdued)87.06510.419
direct (not roundabout)86.811624.123
armoured (not vulnerable)86.86416.337
vengeful (not forgiving)86.616019.525
sarcastic (not genuine)86.56617.449
hunter (not gatherer)86.51199.234
prideful (not envious)86.42217.217
offended (not chill)86.47519.132
extreme (not moderate)85.720617.636
street-smart (not sheltered)85.718919.032
demanding (not unchallenging)85.328315.719
edgy (not politically correct)85.28821.846
spicy (not mild)85.214921.123
gendered (not androgynous)85.225324.536
insulting (not complimentary)85.29218.336
driven (not unambitious)84.453515.027
tense (not relaxed)84.127818.235
macho (not metrosexual)84.15118.736
doer (not thinker)83.910419.119
diligent (not lazy)83.968913.735
rude (not respectful)83.711417.124
decisive (not hesitant)83.723715.233
fast-talking (not slow-talking)83.713814.739
concise (not long-winded)83.72410.010
blacksmith (not tailor)83.5429.317
intense (not lighthearted)83.430623.632
fire (not water)83.422426.212
assertive (not passive)83.330926.135
Italian (not Swedish)83.26822.048
bitter (not sweet)83.116614.032
confidential (not gossiping)83.128716.040
playful (not shy)83.035114.840
judgemental (not accepting)82.920321.334
sporty (not bookish)82.813515.228
resourceful (not helpless)82.849717.830
motivated (not unmotivated)82.678521.924
extrovert (not introvert)82.523424.043
non-gamer (not gamer)82.414819.913
coordinated (not clumsy)82.139217.644
skeptical (not spiritual)82.123717.340
suspicious (not awkward)82.116013.934
moody (not stable)82.027118.731
real (not philosophical)82.06822.643
mad (not glad)82.015417.523
frenzied (not sleepy)82.016914.833
alpha (not beta)81.938623.031
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.823911.334
earth (not air)81.88516.117
pointed (not random)81.832921.611
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)81.412820.716
hard-work (not natural-talent)81.29418.513
guarded (not open)81.140220.832
work-first (not family-first)81.123920.332
realist (not idealist)80.88823.646
jock (not nerd)80.615919.828
wild (not tame)80.435117.838
confident (not insecure)80.338426.928
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)80.39619.439
impatient (not patient)79.933027.525
cynical (not gullible)79.432425.114
active (not slothful)79.365223.827
haunted (not blissful)79.331814.427
dog person (not cat person)79.215327.319
independent (not codependent)79.236027.036
interrupting (not attentive)79.218224.319
cold (not warm)78.921520.932
fearmongering (not reassuring)78.916824.318
straightforward (not cryptic)78.817228.032
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.844320.730
perceptive (not unobservant)78.872519.418
sexist (not feminist)78.714917.835
obsessed (not aloof)78.623619.428
resolute (not wavering)78.328824.834
instinctual (not reasoned)78.322417.425
straight (not queer)78.252029.225
high standards (not desperate)78.028728.424
🧗 (not 🛌)77.840024.049
practical (not imaginative)77.831023.238
authoritarian (not democratic)77.723326.333
strict (not lenient)77.630018.940
loyal (not traitorous)77.687027.530
sturdy (not flimsy)77.641521.334
off-key (not musical)77.69914.527
urban (not rural)77.435319.629
expressive (not monotone)77.438728.120
fast (not slow)77.442517.631
alert (not oblivious)77.446924.437
rugged (not refined)77.322116.533
🐴 (not 🦄)76.922730.236
devoted (not unfaithful)76.894331.120
go-getter (not slugabed)76.573825.025
entitled (not grateful)76.533820.711
neurotypical (not autistic)76.433516.725
crafty (not scholarly)76.332018.731
sexual (not asexual)76.254023.518
pessimistic (not optimistic)76.119124.034
healthy (not sickly)75.855824.834
punchable (not loveable)75.721121.632
angry (not good-humored)75.718326.928
workaholic (not slacker)75.788422.236
stingy (not generous)75.622719.316
🙃 (not 🥰)75.621726.046
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.532823.829
patriotic (not unpatriotic)75.537123.526
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)75.530521.859
cannibal (not vegan)75.426722.132
rough (not smooth)75.320930.040
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.141526.334
worldly (not innocent)75.058821.546
miserable (not joyful)75.032120.631
rock (not rap)74.964023.416
pro (not noob)74.775725.520
exhibitionist (not bashful)74.731621.323
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)74.415926.945
overachiever (not underachiever)74.479130.020
concrete (not abstract)74.326326.537
resistant (not resigned)73.946030.130
salacious (not wholesome)73.928724.844
atheist (not theist)73.837327.827
thick-skinned (not sensitive)73.726330.525
🐐 (not 🦒)73.416926.444
rhythmic (not stuttering)73.462226.030
chortling (not giggling)73.034224.242
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)72.814324.930
one-faced (not two-faced)72.861734.625
expressive (not stoic)72.746729.730
close-minded (not open-minded)72.721020.931
hurried (not leisurely)72.523426.337
English (not German)72.483627.028
factual (not poetic)72.338124.428
nihilist (not existentialist)72.24928.224
unpolished (not eloquent)72.023025.433
🤺 (not 🏌)71.969931.451
tight (not loose)71.857927.132
backdoor (not official)71.736528.538
rustic (not cultured)71.716825.713
exaggerating (not factual)71.643922.914
individualist (not communal)71.548727.136
😈 (not 😇)71.539827.056
legit (not scrub)71.380629.024
distant (not touchy-feely)71.245229.214
mighty (not puny)71.172625.838
zany (not regular)71.146323.525
unorthodox (not traditional)71.152829.029
dry (not moist)70.923026.520
chatty (not reserved)70.950526.733
🤣 (not 😊)70.822025.648
🧢 (not 🎩)70.642328.845
empirical (not theoretical)70.414327.018
cool (not dorky)70.351027.925
realistic (not fantastical)70.350227.816
🤠 (not 🤑)70.255033.340
child free (not pronatalist)70.150529.232
conservative (not liberal)70.022625.433
basic (not hipster)69.946323.125
believable (not poorly-written)69.9109422.943
biased (not impartial)69.760231.834
suspicious (not trusting)69.655032.932
🦇 (not 🐿)69.334029.743
vintage (not trendy)69.278926.517
works hard (not plays hard)69.178630.537
epic (not deep)69.124417.717
monochrome (not multicolored)69.136029.027
permanent (not transient)69.033626.328
interesting (not tiresome)68.980127.031
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.640530.621
whippersnapper (not sage)68.425323.220
sheriff (not outlaw)68.350829.732
competent (not incompetent)68.3115727.232
literal (not metaphorical)68.245524.939
poisonous (not nurturing)68.239320.634
winter (not summer)68.244428.017
frugal (not lavish)68.145920.229
rigid (not flexible)68.150532.135
serious (not playful)67.976226.429
vain (not demure)67.949728.143
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)67.940531.329
linear (not circular)67.919923.724
scientific (not artistic)67.858725.236
mischievous (not well behaved)67.874623.030
unfixable (not fixable)67.727026.840
animalistic (not human)67.516924.830
privileged (not oppressed)67.583625.839
💀 (not 🎃)67.548631.729
vibrant (not geriatric)67.182823.728
brave (not careful)66.874827.433
🥴 (not 🥳)66.843528.035
🐘 (not 🐀)66.836131.847
studious (not goof-off)66.795528.843
contrarian (not yes-man)66.662430.531
barbaric (not civilized)66.528620.944
utilitarian (not decorative)66.566429.633
impulsive (not cautious)66.460228.530
punk rock (not preppy)66.447328.738
efficient (not overprepared)66.270125.035
perverted (not clean)66.233826.817
involved (not remote)65.992829.426
hoarder (not unprepared)65.957526.726
focused on the present (not focused on the future)65.936028.735
high IQ (not low IQ)65.7131621.736
💪 (not 🧠)65.730429.964
main character (not side character)65.766745.73
libertarian (not socialist)65.429029.131
😎 (not 🧐)65.463032.068
🐒 (not 🐩)65.242431.848
secretive (not open-book)65.185432.630
flamboyant (not modest)65.056324.538
funny (not humorless)65.072330.648
paranoid (not naive)65.065727.120
Roman (not Greek)64.925634.023
charming (not trusting)64.757826.823
dispassionate (not romantic)64.724328.536
OCD (not ADHD)64.681929.016
minimalist (not pack rat)64.548528.418
reliable (not experimental)64.564732.833
queen (not princess)64.584327.517
precise (not vague)64.489226.129
no-nonsense (not dramatic)64.348434.636
indiscreet (not tactful)64.325135.931
scandalous (not proper)64.266130.435
important (not irrelevant)64.2135628.623
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.142425.645
charismatic (not uninspiring)63.9121828.729
bold (not serious)63.567833.045
crazy (not sane)63.561923.627
bad boy (not white knight)63.551230.717
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)63.269529.948
📈 (not 📉)63.184230.044
lewd (not tasteful)63.033732.727
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.9114125.529
shallow (not deep)62.933422.436
consistent (not variable)62.973932.128
on-time (not tardy)62.6101933.818
thick (not thin)62.543421.325
ironic (not profound)62.548928.123
pretentious (not unassuming)62.472633.028
traumatized (not flourishing)62.292424.036
emancipated (not enslaved)62.1100130.931
neat (not messy)62.193829.533
specialist (not generalist)62.174531.125
insider (not outsider)62.039032.530
attractive (not repulsive)61.8124723.939
cruel (not kind)61.834921.530
extraordinary (not mundane)61.8107826.831
🐷 (not 🐮)61.829933.947
rebellious (not obedient)61.695730.822
sorrowful (not cheery)61.587322.236
pensive (not serene)61.5117032.015
businesslike (not chivalrous)61.565235.117
radical (not centrist)61.563028.126
heroic (not villainous)61.4122527.535
money-focused (not love-focused)61.444024.927
uncreative (not open to new experinces)61.325123.731
receiving (not giving)61.350828.718
muddy (not washed)61.340936.519
Russian (not French)61.235225.029
anxious (not calm)61.185225.129
anarchist (not statist)61.157228.133
deranged (not reasonable)61.153426.938
physical (not intellectual)61.047132.626
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.076034.226
deviant (not average)61.091029.040
not introspective (not introspective)61.026830.426
freelance (not corporate)60.989433.535
conventional (not creative)60.756929.743
reactive (not proactive)60.758134.721
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.650133.231
arcane (not mainstream)60.674928.632
goth (not flower child)60.545422.536
private (not gregarious)60.497034.938
monastic (not hedonist)60.236325.830
opinionated (not jealous)60.2125532.922
beautiful (not ugly)60.1142325.832
oxymoron (not tautology)60.155226.218
gloomy (not sunny)60.082627.331
weird (not normal)59.990221.234
jealous (not compersive)59.965430.029
wooden (not plastic)59.9113929.57
genocidal (not not genocidal)59.835624.213
chaotic (not orderly)59.771830.530
emotional (not logical)59.781731.644
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)59.792630.426
💩 (not 🌟)59.631330.547
lowbrow (not highbrow)59.533828.031
night owl (not morning lark)59.593226.325
sad (not happy)59.496321.021
💃 (not 🧕)59.4102728.359
knowledgeable (not ignorant)59.1125232.832
quirky (not predictable)59.170231.218
orange (not purple)59.060430.230
master (not apprentice)58.9109628.248
psychopath (not empath)58.952034.217
short (not tall)58.859026.944
simple (not complicated)58.832730.031
🤫 (not 🤔)58.836036.743
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.7102637.833
melee (not ranged)58.638229.833
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)58.680627.012
picky (not always down)58.584832.626
low-tech (not high-tech)58.475228.525
common sense (not analysis)58.443332.321
👽 (not 🤡)58.378128.242
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.369121.115
Pepsi (not Coke)58.338139.214
realistic (not ambitious)58.249134.425
🥵 (not 🥶)58.182834.841
spontaneous (not scheduled)58.070131.641
protagonist (not antagonist)58.0129728.037
charming (not awkward)57.7106528.137
freak (not normie)57.287632.221
genius (not dunce)57.1123521.535
selfish (not altruistic)56.969729.033
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.996830.017
juvenile (not mature)56.872028.525
bright (not depressed)56.679122.823
methodical (not astonishing)56.4102428.338
slovenly (not stylish)56.453828.723
twitchy (not still)56.1104131.917
avant-garde (not classical)55.962834.225
rational (not whimsical)55.7103733.639
young (not old)55.7114819.628
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.731528.221
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)55.664431.126
debased (not pure)55.278127.630
nonpolitical (not political)55.164227.824
penny-pincher (not overspender)54.997726.123
cheesy (not chic)54.991030.924
intimate (not formal)54.888932.729
indie (not pop)54.7120326.722
demonic (not angelic)54.572226.833
modern (not historical)54.2101325.521
industrial (not domestic)54.189032.620
ludicrous (not sensible)53.968432.134
soulful (not soulless)53.9146830.436
unlucky (not fortunate)53.896126.731
foolish (not wise)53.871719.738
💔 (not 💝)53.879732.146
inspiring (not cringeworthy)53.6111927.536
machiavellian (not transparent)53.685638.618
prestigious (not disreputable)53.4121027.121
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.464631.932
thrifty (not extravagant)53.494728.221
honorable (not cunning)53.3113135.232
kinky (not vanilla)53.391232.127
bored (not interested)53.333430.118
🤖 (not 👻)53.281133.748
apathetic (not curious)53.137129.933
mathematical (not literary)53.165729.729
luddite (not technophile)53.191130.918
egalitarian (not racist)53.0163427.926
western (not eastern)52.7148640.630
social (not reclusive)52.5104029.726
chaste (not lustful)52.377828.817
comedic (not dramatic)52.356230.516
😀 (not 😭)52.292332.739
🥾 (not 👟)52.293140.147
scruffy (not manicured)52.169229.132
drop out (not valedictorian)52.165131.735
fresh (not stinky)52.1134928.933
😬 (not 😏)51.875735.436
enlightened (not lost)51.786427.522
indulgent (not sober)51.4104133.431
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.4106833.126
🤐 (not 😜)51.4102736.058
builder (not explorer)51.291728.432
captain (not first-mate)51.298437.132
varied (not repetitive)51.269630.331
trash (not treasure)51.236930.034
self-destructive (not self-improving)51.1106730.533
triggered (not trolling)51.1140634.030
unemotional (not emotional)51.151034.913
disarming (not creepy)51.0146426.328
objective (not subjective)51.092530.133
equitable (not hypocritical)51.0108832.840
flirtatious (not prudish)51.0110934.314
poor (not rich)50.879522.533
chosen one (not everyman)50.3113434.026
heathen (not devout)50.688529.919
presidential (not folksy)50.4109130.725

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. James Doakes (0.829)
  2. Billy Butcher (0.808)
  3. Perry Cox (0.804)
  4. Diego Hargreeves (0.79)
  5. Dina Fox (0.786)
  6. Sue Sylvester (0.775)
  7. Elliot Stabler (0.774)
  8. Danny Reagan (0.769)
  9. Butch Coolidge (0.761)
  10. John McClane (0.757)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.561)
  2. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.551)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.542)
  4. Jerry Gergich (-0.531)
  5. Beth March (-0.511)
  6. George Michael Bluth (-0.496)
  7. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.482)
  8. Raj Koothrappali (-0.478)
  9. Snow White (-0.473)
  10. Charles Bingley (-0.473)

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

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


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