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Paul Spector Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Paul Spector is a character from The Fall.

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
psychopath (not empath)94.41710.042
guarded (not open)94.0137.725
two-faced (not one-faced)93.91413.957
persistent (not quitter)93.711510.628
😈 (not 😇)93.33417.717
deviant (not average)92.979.627
secretive (not open-book)92.93213.323
high IQ (not low IQ)92.514110.923
kinky (not vanilla)92.01718.029
debased (not pure)91.92313.924
perceptive (not unobservant)91.97819.724
extreme (not moderate)91.84714.621
night owl (not morning lark)91.61914.725
deranged (not reasonable)90.42113.722
intense (not lighthearted)90.49220.126
angry (not good-humored)90.12112.121
traumatized (not flourishing)90.03516.729
freak (not normie)89.93017.556
haunted (not blissful)89.64912.659
💀 (not 🎃)89.61615.449
selfish (not altruistic)89.58715.734
cruel (not kind)89.15814.529
dominant (not submissive)89.018221.625
sexist (not feminist)89.04113.427
cunning (not honorable)88.94319.533
bad boy (not white knight)88.94320.252
diligent (not lazy)88.737910.233
cold (not warm)88.76116.433
private (not gregarious)88.64317.428
paranoid (not naive)88.61312.440
crazy (not sane)88.54720.228
obsessed (not aloof)88.34217.424
main character (not side character)88.123313.022
winter (not summer)88.13014.263
vengeful (not forgiving)87.713918.023
unfixable (not fixable)87.72422.024
cynical (not gullible)87.78114.550
jaded (not innocent)87.711318.057
weird (not normal)87.68220.824
driven (not unambitious)87.534017.231
motivated (not unmotivated)87.545317.847
alert (not oblivious)87.311019.426
individualist (not communal)87.27419.138
mad (not glad)87.26316.025
important (not irrelevant)87.128118.728
quiet (not loud)87.04813.632
confidential (not gossiping)86.814623.936
miserable (not joyful)86.86111.724
dramatic (not comedic)86.58818.060
salacious (not wholesome)86.47317.930
active (not slothful)86.42599.719
demonic (not angelic)86.18719.823
sorrowful (not cheery)85.85316.626
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.824322.521
analysis (not common sense)85.84317.044
demanding (not unchallenging)85.726821.545
🥴 (not 🥳)85.41920.229
soulless (not soulful)85.36021.325
pointed (not random)85.318018.352
mischievous (not well behaved)85.225425.225
gloomy (not sunny)85.19719.329
villainous (not heroic)85.08721.729
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)84.91423.020
🦇 (not 🐿)84.86314.926
mysterious (not unambiguous)84.77222.531
outlaw (not sheriff)84.616926.930
perverted (not clean)84.56823.456
charming (not trusting)84.43912.328
armoured (not vulnerable)84.310915.226
studious (not goof-off)84.129518.332
complicated (not simple)84.118520.932
coordinated (not clumsy)83.832423.721
machiavellian (not transparent)83.89220.353
suspicious (not awkward)83.712823.231
sad (not happy)83.78415.525
arrogant (not humble)83.626316.119
hard (not soft)83.516318.234
suspicious (not trusting)83.221122.929
poisonous (not nurturing)83.216818.021
entitled (not grateful)83.220222.164
hard (not soft)82.916818.939
self-destructive (not self-improving)82.812823.134
quarrelsome (not warm)82.421420.929
reserved (not chatty)82.316121.623
animalistic (not human)82.32122.824
master (not apprentice)82.236116.427
pensive (not serene)82.24417.365
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.135726.522
never cries (not often crying)82.118322.943
precise (not vague)82.118825.428
on-time (not tardy)81.839022.646
genocidal (not not genocidal)81.77723.448
fire (not water)81.628526.443
scheduled (not spontaneous)81.427122.035
competitive (not cooperative)81.339624.523
trash (not treasure)81.36028.031
serious (not playful)81.330715.731
worldly (not innocent)81.333618.431
methodical (not astonishing)81.210723.631
masculine (not feminine)81.147519.731
edgy (not politically correct)81.018522.824
specialist (not generalist)80.97619.829
lustful (not chaste)80.618526.119
stubborn (not accommodating)80.645324.653
pretentious (not unassuming)80.420922.421
pro (not noob)80.353724.417
rebellious (not obedient)80.142423.725
frenzied (not sleepy)80.125022.329
decisive (not hesitant)79.939726.031
indie (not pop)79.918120.049
fearmongering (not reassuring)79.815527.250
tense (not relaxed)79.747422.425
💔 (not 💝)79.711627.534
hunter (not gatherer)79.729227.222
strict (not lenient)79.624720.529
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.68826.217
western (not eastern)79.58123.217
tactful (not indiscreet)79.513026.426
cryptic (not straightforward)79.43024.327
anarchist (not statist)79.413826.625
alpha (not beta)79.347023.529
knowledgeable (not ignorant)79.349320.927
believable (not poorly-written)79.142121.024
sexual (not asexual)79.143130.245
hypocritical (not equitable)79.114724.534
hoarder (not unprepared)78.98121.531
🤫 (not 🤔)78.91130.328
ferocious (not pacifist)78.937221.323
self-disciplined (not disorganized)78.763428.121
picky (not always down)78.716423.137
competent (not incompetent)78.571428.324
atheist (not theist)78.520925.122
🙃 (not 🥰)78.416732.825
narcissistic (not low self esteem)78.431633.636
OCD (not ADHD)78.322225.570
skeptical (not spiritual)78.140023.527
cocky (not timid)78.057821.934
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.939030.128
introvert (not extrovert)77.915722.530
tight (not loose)77.734523.834
heathen (not devout)77.510427.824
jealous (not compersive)77.521028.225
cannibal (not vegan)77.321326.722
bitter (not sweet)77.226921.824
creepy (not disarming)77.29629.334
backdoor (not official)77.121321.820
repetitive (not varied)77.010423.528
vain (not demure)76.825924.324
unemotional (not emotional)76.78328.951
street-smart (not sheltered)76.647025.228
reclusive (not social)76.620317.921
barbaric (not civilized)76.512023.636
fast (not slow)76.546525.330
unorthodox (not traditional)76.337226.420
resolute (not wavering)76.236726.225
wild (not tame)76.150027.632
interesting (not tiresome)76.048924.224
opinionated (not neutral)76.087628.152
contrarian (not yes-man)75.725728.847
beautiful (not ugly)75.791828.720
experimental (not reliable)75.623125.532
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.561126.529
distant (not touchy-feely)75.432929.155
resourceful (not helpless)74.990827.924
outsider (not insider)74.718931.143
scandalous (not proper)74.738631.826
explorer (not builder)74.526927.526
antagonist (not protagonist)74.515833.543
moody (not stable)74.254428.723
authoritarian (not democratic)74.129830.126
traitorous (not loyal)73.916034.028
introspective (not not introspective)73.935126.325
🐴 (not 🦄)73.933131.125
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.934626.255
go-getter (not slugabed)73.789022.419
assertive (not passive)73.770532.229
🤺 (not 🏌)73.464023.627
charming (not awkward)73.353933.528
🧠 (not 💪)73.271928.319
English (not German)73.277433.735
genius (not dunce)73.060022.739
sturdy (not flimsy)73.059626.823
judgemental (not accepting)72.940030.324
fighter (not lover)72.731725.450
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.645624.425
arcane (not mainstream)72.429424.718
philosophical (not real)72.48728.518
slow-talking (not fast-talking)72.411826.424
🧢 (not 🎩)72.138234.119
fantastical (not realistic)72.129727.251
oxymoron (not tautology)72.15326.633
rock (not rap)71.986927.447
jealous (not opinionated)71.96829.131
radical (not centrist)71.927928.951
monotone (not expressive)71.915526.944
rhythmic (not stuttering)71.868328.418
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.660727.040
lewd (not tasteful)71.517325.024
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.359433.122
instinctual (not reasoned)71.246532.231
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.259833.023
flirtatious (not prudish)71.248826.551
🤐 (not 😜)71.237835.417
depressed (not bright)71.024427.928
captain (not first-mate)71.054929.522
straight (not queer)70.986033.523
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.835831.837
lost (not enlightened)70.732225.918
linear (not circular)70.613020.520
🧐 (not 😎)70.430526.930
sarcastic (not genuine)70.341529.917
🐷 (not 🐮)70.314832.720
triggered (not trolling)70.340930.622
mighty (not puny)70.275525.329
neat (not messy)70.169431.220
creative (not conventional)70.047824.924
biased (not impartial)69.959229.925
spicy (not mild)69.965627.425
nihilist (not existentialist)69.96830.125
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.833522.528
egalitarian (not racist)69.8122428.624
offended (not chill)69.649227.528
resistant (not resigned)69.572228.025
dispassionate (not romantic)69.517029.630
bossy (not meek)69.487431.323
workaholic (not slacker)69.3109628.329
gendered (not androgynous)69.2123630.317
conservative (not liberal)68.924521.220
freelance (not corporate)68.966931.127
deep (not epic)68.916727.454
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.983427.723
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.527729.831
🧗 (not 🛌)68.471429.729
humorless (not funny)68.227131.630
minimalist (not pack rat)68.233530.822
attentive (not interrupting)68.046829.849
technophile (not luddite)67.932929.423
receiving (not giving)67.937233.854
deep (not shallow)67.966130.732
🐀 (not 🐘)67.830438.021
dry (not moist)67.831327.925
wooden (not plastic)67.869930.722
goth (not flower child)67.829928.249
bold (not shy)67.7128632.425
👽 (not 🤡)67.737835.927
chortling (not giggling)67.758930.029
ambitious (not realistic)67.661428.454
work-first (not family-first)67.654428.030
love-focused (not money-focused)67.592730.952
careful (not brave)67.422426.730
punchable (not loveable)67.434332.828
tall (not short)67.362326.146
orderly (not chaotic)67.063131.827
nerd (not jock)67.074323.925
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.863726.645
ludicrous (not sensible)66.736327.020
😭 (not 😀)66.635128.823
nonpolitical (not political)66.626932.434
remote (not involved)66.58430.826
intimate (not formal)66.546030.232
subjective (not objective)66.421632.716
rigid (not flexible)66.156832.031
extraordinary (not mundane)66.091429.432
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.050126.131
vibrant (not geriatric)65.986834.719
libertarian (not socialist)65.826926.017
cringeworthy (not inspiring)65.838523.217
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.549930.324
young (not old)65.493118.635
attractive (not repulsive)65.3114428.226
zany (not regular)65.365233.421
concrete (not abstract)65.258427.325
🎨 (not 🏀)65.087329.843
🐒 (not 🐩)64.943432.327
still (not twitchy)64.931330.261
feisty (not gracious)64.992726.722
modest (not flamboyant)64.868327.124
eloquent (not unpolished)64.885429.928
hedonist (not monastic)64.847828.117
pronatalist (not child free)64.726829.520
stoic (not expressive)64.541533.720
hurried (not leisurely)64.555830.021
disreputable (not prestigious)64.531531.822
😬 (not 😏)64.532934.324
scrub (not legit)64.416929.320
bookish (not sporty)64.392523.930
🥶 (not 🥵)64.233234.032
unfaithful (not devoted)64.214833.436
cat person (not dog person)64.253532.347
chosen one (not everyman)63.961930.945
utilitarian (not decorative)63.878228.418
intellectual (not physical)63.793729.529
privileged (not oppressed)63.795334.727
proactive (not reactive)63.723634.035
logical (not emotional)63.550133.735
independent (not codependent)63.591135.018
rural (not urban)63.131232.923
macho (not metrosexual)63.140032.722
rugged (not refined)63.057225.626
idealist (not realist)62.854830.732
preppy (not punk rock)62.884825.627
off-key (not musical)62.460233.420
stingy (not generous)62.445427.134
quirky (not predictable)62.457831.948
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)62.1106131.637
overachiever (not underachiever)61.8131333.564
subdued (not exuberant)61.740735.733
unpatriotic (not patriotic)61.620329.020
interested (not bored)61.6114833.652
vintage (not trendy)61.5110325.164
frugal (not lavish)61.473128.020
insulting (not complimentary)61.459529.626
scientific (not artistic)61.276031.132
Roman (not Greek)60.544727.517
frank (not sugarcoated)60.5127331.434
rough (not smooth)60.463533.025
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.361432.719
🐐 (not 🦒)60.387733.130
🤖 (not 👻)60.057335.727
📉 (not 📈)60.024637.728
washed (not muddy)60.099133.045
dorky (not cool)59.961331.821
autistic (not neurotypical)59.617930.322
juvenile (not mature)59.364826.419
thin (not thick)59.292030.132
earth (not air)59.198432.248
serious (not bold)59.059333.326
pessimistic (not optimistic)59.071434.930
monochrome (not multicolored)59.069636.920
unlucky (not fortunate)58.973927.028
emancipated (not enslaved)58.9116136.324
curious (not apathetic)58.8121530.630
🥾 (not 👟)58.769036.424
works hard (not plays hard)58.6113131.528
transient (not permanent)58.644533.028
concise (not long-winded)58.367535.749
badass (not weakass)58.2133033.956
Coke (not Pepsi)58.053737.029
empirical (not theoretical)57.774329.924
queen (not princess)57.6104532.736
provincial (not cosmopolitan)57.562428.720
dramatic (not no-nonsense)57.584632.140
patient (not impatient)57.454536.229
calm (not anxious)57.357435.328
😊 (not 🤣)57.2106128.322
poor (not rich)57.164116.420
close-minded (not open-minded)57.054033.722
Russian (not French)57.047725.423
consistent (not variable)57.099832.930
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.885431.425
efficient (not overprepared)56.6131031.922
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.337632.217
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)56.286930.818
sickly (not healthy)56.237836.324
businesslike (not chivalrous)55.982533.224
literary (not mathematical)55.8106434.529
Swedish (not Italian)55.872535.218
blacksmith (not tailor)55.861130.125
rude (not respectful)55.763129.826
cultured (not rustic)55.6109230.343
chic (not cheesy)55.576330.236
non-gamer (not gamer)55.3111638.262
practical (not imaginative)55.2114233.230
confident (not insecure)55.0127633.934
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.087628.917
doer (not thinker)55.0118833.962
high standards (not desperate)55.0111135.948
💩 (not 🌟)54.939540.723
indulgent (not sober)54.793638.424
crafty (not scholarly)54.6108633.533
lowbrow (not highbrow)54.551626.831
good-cook (not bad-cook)54.479529.441
💃 (not 🧕)54.1121534.718
exaggerating (not factual)54.189832.749
hipster (not basic)53.664329.925
foolish (not wise)53.572831.622
melee (not ranged)53.558036.520
fresh (not stinky)53.1132334.332
purple (not orange)52.890734.726
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.890227.522
envious (not prideful)52.826539.941
direct (not roundabout)52.7139437.820
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)52.677233.650
metaphorical (not literal)52.455135.331
modern (not historical)52.4107527.732
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.4124031.226
whimsical (not rational)52.275336.219
🤑 (not 🤠)52.271031.723
manicured (not scruffy)52.0124430.626
valedictorian (not drop out)52.0127129.323
classical (not avant-garde)51.8111931.025
industrial (not domestic)51.6101029.428
impulsive (not cautious)51.399536.129
sage (not whippersnapper)51.393527.418
thrifty (not extravagant)51.3101431.029
stylish (not slovenly)51.1128531.427
high-tech (not low-tech)51.099133.722
shy (not playful)50.953230.834
profound (not ironic)50.695531.333
presidential (not folksy)50.5108728.624
factual (not poetic)50.5117435.129

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Joe Goldberg (0.865)
  2. Man in Black (0.838)
  3. Red John (0.836)
  4. Vicious (0.803)
  5. Scar (0.797)
  6. Hunter Aloysius Percy (0.795)
  7. Walter White (0.791)
  8. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.79)
  9. General Kirigan (0.789)
  10. Angel Eyes (0.788)
  1. Flounder (-0.614)
  2. Charles Bingley (-0.592)
  3. Jerry Gergich (-0.589)
  4. Emmet Brickowski (-0.572)
  5. Chien-Po (-0.572)
  6. Rex (-0.558)
  7. Denny Brosh (-0.542)
  8. Mayuri Shiina (-0.542)
  9. Nelson Bighetti (-0.536)
  10. Glenn Sturgis (-0.525)

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

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


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