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Capt. Oliver Queenan Personality Statistics

Capt. Oliver Queenan 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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
sheriff (not outlaw)89.43210.829
old (not young)87.74310.726
gendered (not androgynous)87.711917.127
mature (not juvenile)87.66217.034
studious (not goof-off)87.512510.829
classical (not avant-garde)87.4511.318
straight (not queer)87.013219.426
workaholic (not slacker)85.52689.426
orderly (not chaotic)85.26815.924
confidential (not gossiping)85.214219.131
works hard (not plays hard)85.111014.421
captain (not first-mate)85.015520.621
prestigious (not disreputable)85.07314.620
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.712511.025
diligent (not lazy)84.545913.224
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.829216.722
proper (not scandalous)83.76218.828
valedictorian (not drop out)83.523614.618
persistent (not quitter)82.958814.119
rational (not whimsical)82.89919.030
devout (not heathen)82.33713.221
patriotic (not unpatriotic)81.312119.933
vanilla (not kinky)81.36119.116
intellectual (not physical)81.224617.919
concrete (not abstract)80.95919.020
legit (not scrub)80.622415.424
neurotypical (not autistic)80.312220.725
basic (not hipster)80.310913.227
unlucky (not fortunate)80.26617.833
master (not apprentice)80.130619.624
🧠 (not 💪)80.126819.829
loyal (not traitorous)80.049329.225
no-nonsense (not dramatic)80.07520.725
high IQ (not low IQ)79.947220.529
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.622923.635
competent (not incompetent)79.644221.222
penny-pincher (not overspender)79.64915.114
methodical (not astonishing)79.410218.832
scientific (not artistic)79.117817.725
well behaved (not mischievous)79.09724.520
down2earth (not head@clouds)79.013920.922
preppy (not punk rock)78.721812.221
consistent (not variable)78.711518.228
practical (not imaginative)78.618520.444
statist (not anarchist)78.55624.431
sage (not whippersnapper)78.55524.823
straightforward (not cryptic)78.213919.934
civilized (not barbaric)78.133020.928
soulful (not soulless)78.040914.326
🧐 (not 😎)77.89321.635
altruistic (not selfish)77.718226.223
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)77.510112.122
driven (not unambitious)77.069216.820
reasonable (not deranged)76.921725.024
triggered (not trolling)76.61027.214
utilitarian (not decorative)76.517820.527
heroic (not villainous)76.446923.724
angelic (not demonic)76.422821.320
human (not animalistic)76.437819.517
direct (not roundabout)76.134421.416
resolute (not wavering)76.125124.223
bookish (not sporty)76.037617.931
perceptive (not unobservant)76.057516.625
wise (not foolish)75.822823.430
chaste (not lustful)75.77717.929
serious (not playful)75.635819.719
modest (not flamboyant)75.521524.723
compersive (not jealous)75.511420.520
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)75.416717.825
regular (not zany)75.25025.428
short (not tall)74.415116.630
confident (not insecure)74.144321.225
historical (not modern)74.017521.224
official (not backdoor)74.013224.422
🤐 (not 😜)74.017218.721
cautious (not impulsive)73.819326.421
pure (not debased)73.823620.928
formal (not intimate)73.519619.815
🐴 (not 🦄)73.519628.726
unambiguous (not mysterious)73.319018.318
😇 (not 😈)73.226020.829
work-first (not family-first)73.031420.523
go-getter (not slugabed)73.060515.821
genuine (not sarcastic)72.924621.927
neat (not messy)72.642321.534
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.642122.329
sane (not crazy)72.518222.828
sensible (not ludicrous)72.431720.526
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)72.312427.818
respectful (not rude)72.234428.617
literal (not metaphorical)72.219725.335
masculine (not feminine)72.146118.319
equitable (not hypocritical)72.120719.721
monochrome (not multicolored)72.117228.522
monastic (not hedonist)71.95220.818
sturdy (not flimsy)71.845524.830
privileged (not oppressed)71.849421.524
builder (not explorer)71.715319.327
active (not slothful)71.668123.730
English (not German)71.256522.124
insider (not outsider)71.110827.125
enlightened (not lost)71.118121.728
skeptical (not spiritual)71.050023.130
real (not philosophical)70.929821.034
honorable (not cunning)70.233826.138
alpha (not beta)70.152020.515
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.951920.722
stable (not moody)69.710621.526
believable (not poorly-written)69.772125.129
tailor (not blacksmith)69.742122.720
humorless (not funny)69.616922.526
trusting (not charming)69.511923.026
eloquent (not unpolished)69.547422.416
tame (not wild)69.519122.231
tight (not loose)69.547319.326
bold (not shy)69.483217.120
conventional (not creative)69.421127.530
chortling (not giggling)68.936919.923
resourceful (not helpless)68.979023.129
scholarly (not crafty)68.619123.934
kind (not cruel)68.663622.732
low-tech (not high-tech)68.631322.923
🧕 (not 💃)68.49624.616
ranged (not melee)68.416324.921
logical (not emotional)68.025321.125
sober (not indulgent)68.022524.529
guarded (not open)67.863624.914
treasure (not trash)67.874924.425
reasoned (not instinctual)67.719630.324
🤠 (not 🤑)67.740420.819
traditional (not unorthodox)67.525627.824
resistant (not resigned)67.456821.725
coordinated (not clumsy)67.460824.123
reliable (not experimental)67.336925.928
precise (not vague)67.250024.825
empirical (not theoretical)67.119322.827
serious (not bold)67.022726.530
morning lark (not night owl)67.018828.630
🐘 (not 🐀)67.026828.118
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)67.058125.425
knowledgeable (not ignorant)67.063324.425
🌟 (not 💩)66.868828.122
linear (not circular)66.619226.417
corporate (not freelance)66.627829.430
mild (not spicy)66.619223.425
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.535526.117
political (not nonpolitical)66.438729.323
nerd (not jock)66.351724.027
moderate (not extreme)66.317425.929
tasteful (not lewd)66.250527.925
tactful (not indiscreet)66.045725.628
dry (not moist)65.926522.623
normal (not weird)65.923225.231
mighty (not puny)65.962522.730
manicured (not scruffy)65.863024.427
factual (not poetic)65.838223.527
fresh (not stinky)65.761928.120
warm (not cold)65.645223.722
communal (not individualist)65.215926.026
cooperative (not competitive)65.023825.823
dominant (not submissive)65.066731.231
reserved (not chatty)65.037525.825
demure (not vain)65.030026.121
secretive (not open-book)65.055431.134
obedient (not rebellious)64.925425.020
wholesome (not salacious)64.946727.025
loveable (not punchable)64.950828.032
armoured (not vulnerable)64.754423.723
off-key (not musical)64.732617.619
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.129823.131
simple (not complicated)64.015527.626
Italian (not Swedish)63.937924.830
intense (not lighthearted)63.966226.622
refined (not rugged)63.753428.628
strict (not lenient)63.549025.832
alert (not oblivious)63.462927.024
🐩 (not 🐒)63.341725.519
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.148727.228
important (not irrelevant)63.189026.714
conservative (not liberal)63.124227.633
miserable (not joyful)63.152919.129
libertarian (not socialist)63.029429.923
decisive (not hesitant)63.071728.722
luddite (not technophile)63.033729.324
objective (not subjective)63.021733.623
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.959328.813
geriatric (not vibrant)62.915523.531
bossy (not meek)62.871922.323
street-smart (not sheltered)62.761425.919
deep (not shallow)62.654222.623
pacifist (not ferocious)62.528523.925
rigid (not flexible)62.545527.237
frugal (not lavish)62.447326.738
healthy (not sickly)62.477217.027
hard (not soft)62.452526.023
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.420724.627
egalitarian (not racist)62.393826.023
🐐 (not 🦒)62.250823.917
permanent (not transient)62.143530.824
emancipated (not enslaved)62.064627.121
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)62.071220.129
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)62.048827.824
obsessed (not aloof)61.957120.519
private (not gregarious)61.658128.933
🤖 (not 👻)61.635828.226
fixable (not unfixable)61.053035.025
💝 (not 💔)60.943331.39
narcissistic (not low self esteem)60.760413.320
genius (not dunce)60.571218.332
assertive (not passive)60.580923.425
rich (not poor)60.461318.517
repetitive (not varied)60.452224.024
charismatic (not uninspiring)60.389130.926
independent (not codependent)60.364536.324
🐿 (not 🦇)60.253731.918
authoritarian (not democratic)60.142829.829
nurturing (not poisonous)60.163124.916
🙃 (not 🥰)60.042924.935
🏌 (not 🤺)60.014734.726
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.949225.026
forgiving (not vengeful)59.849521.624
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.835825.522
smooth (not rough)59.745125.030
gracious (not feisty)59.719725.822
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.562726.920
urban (not rural)59.374024.323
presidential (not folksy)59.353828.728
frenzied (not sleepy)59.394519.622
pronatalist (not child free)59.228429.822
macho (not metrosexual)59.234422.722
disarming (not creepy)58.979926.319
worldly (not innocent)58.879325.338
thick (not thin)58.835622.320
complimentary (not insulting)58.753929.329
🥴 (not 🥳)58.751525.822
🤔 (not 🤫)58.657028.616
suspicious (not awkward)58.572124.021
🥾 (not 👟)58.544729.522
charming (not awkward)58.368624.125
introspective (not not introspective)58.369724.430
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)58.358628.819
curious (not apathetic)58.082024.417
French (not Russian)57.962227.423
traumatized (not flourishing)57.969623.123
extrovert (not introvert)57.863626.726
trusting (not suspicious)57.741228.829
dorky (not cool)57.745623.835
👽 (not 🤡)57.753925.320
🛌 (not 🧗)57.631230.426
gloomy (not sunny)57.659922.926
patient (not impatient)57.535428.917
theist (not atheist)57.437027.420
pro (not noob)57.486834.126
realist (not idealist)57.253526.425
politically correct (not edgy)57.140327.036
average (not deviant)57.132424.129
specialist (not generalist)57.166128.023
stoic (not expressive)56.942226.623
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.951224.728
impartial (not biased)56.612529.119
involved (not remote)56.589930.920
existentialist (not nihilist)56.567827.912
sad (not happy)56.468622.625
😭 (not 😀)56.251027.926
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)56.255531.517
warm (not quarrelsome)55.947929.032
minimalist (not pack rat)55.857327.017
😬 (not 😏)55.842525.126
sexist (not feminist)55.735121.624
slovenly (not stylish)55.537424.622
social (not reclusive)55.364223.726
humble (not arrogant)55.147033.039
quiet (not loud)55.151034.433
slow (not fast)55.126728.119
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.123632.516
unassuming (not pretentious)55.041827.631
sorrowful (not cheery)54.770822.428
mad (not glad)54.769222.629
efficient (not overprepared)54.791927.426
attractive (not repulsive)54.692424.632
western (not eastern)54.684934.117
playful (not shy)54.588222.717
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.552124.520
hard (not soft)54.468227.327
mundane (not extraordinary)54.330529.927
sweet (not bitter)54.358325.329
mainstream (not arcane)54.243331.021
domestic (not industrial)54.252124.823
tense (not relaxed)53.998327.619
tiresome (not interesting)53.625923.918
orange (not purple)53.554827.026
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)53.562829.830
dispassionate (not romantic)53.532323.429
chill (not offended)53.444824.528
close-minded (not open-minded)53.344027.324
😊 (not 🤣)53.275227.326
hurried (not leisurely)53.170629.532
careful (not brave)52.840429.021
Roman (not Greek)52.858233.421
subdued (not exuberant)52.645824.723
gatherer (not hunter)52.657527.130
judgemental (not accepting)52.566229.724
🧢 (not 🎩)52.356832.123
📉 (not 📈)52.132426.024
unprepared (not hoarder)51.942524.016
ugly (not beautiful)51.825323.417
vegan (not cannibal)51.566129.119
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.184027.116
anxious (not calm)51.077627.119
angry (not good-humored)51.058625.428
literary (not mathematical)50.181427.822
uncreative (not open to new experinces)50.234528.319
🐷 (not 🐮)50.747232.315
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.459530.527
bright (not depressed)50.670321.424

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 Capt. Oliver Queenan based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Donald Cragen (0.902)
  2. George S. Hammond (0.87)
  3. Charlie Carson (0.851)
  4. James Gordon (0.85)
  5. Captain Jim Brass (0.836)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.682)
  2. Cheryl Tunt (-0.618)
  3. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.617)
  4. Klaus Hargreeves (-0.599)
  5. Myrtle Wilson (-0.587)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.38)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.36)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.3)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.3)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.1)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.09)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.07)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.02)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.0)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.14)
  11. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.15)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.16)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.19)
  14. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.21)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.22)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.23)
  17. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.25)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.26)
  19. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.31)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.34)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.34)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.4)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.41)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.43)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.43)


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