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Paul Spector Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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 😇)97.744.014
psychopath (not empath)95.299.139
guarded (not open)94.957.523
debased (not pure)93.886.316
persistent (not quitter)93.710110.628
two-faced (not one-faced)93.71114.155
high IQ (not low IQ)93.110411.121
deviant (not average)92.989.627
secretive (not open-book)92.92313.323
extreme (not moderate)91.9439.914
perceptive (not unobservant)91.87420.522
night owl (not morning lark)91.21814.924
kinky (not vanilla)91.12318.826
traumatized (not flourishing)91.11815.427
deranged (not reasonable)90.42113.722
intense (not lighthearted)90.47220.126
freak (not normie)90.12317.655
angry (not good-humored)89.72312.320
haunted (not blissful)89.63712.659
💀 (not 🎃)89.61515.449
diligent (not lazy)89.528311.323
selfish (not altruistic)89.58115.734
bad boy (not white knight)89.23520.351
cruel (not kind)89.15414.529
dominant (not submissive)89.016521.625
crazy (not sane)88.93920.526
jaded (not innocent)88.87817.353
cold (not warm)88.75516.433
soulless (not soulful)88.63213.122
private (not gregarious)88.63917.428
sexist (not feminist)88.64413.426
paranoid (not naive)88.61312.639
cunning (not honorable)88.54719.732
driven (not unambitious)88.425117.029
mad (not glad)88.43615.124
winter (not summer)88.12714.362
vengeful (not forgiving)87.712018.023
obsessed (not aloof)87.73717.623
cynical (not gullible)87.76914.550
motivated (not unmotivated)87.438418.145
weird (not normal)87.37922.121
quiet (not loud)87.04013.632
confidential (not gossiping)86.712624.235
analysis (not common sense)86.72816.343
important (not irrelevant)86.625418.927
miserable (not joyful)86.65211.923
dramatic (not comedic)86.58118.159
active (not slothful)86.42149.719
salacious (not wholesome)86.26818.229
alert (not oblivious)86.212219.924
demonic (not angelic)86.17619.823
🥴 (not 🥳)85.81620.428
individualist (not communal)85.79320.629
demanding (not unchallenging)85.723921.545
perverted (not clean)85.66122.355
pointed (not random)85.416018.650
mischievous (not well behaved)85.223625.225
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)85.21423.518
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.123523.519
🦇 (not 🐿)85.05015.225
villainous (not heroic)84.88122.227
unfixable (not fixable)84.84424.718
gloomy (not sunny)84.79019.528
outlaw (not sheriff)84.614826.930
complicated (not simple)84.415221.231
charming (not trusting)84.43512.527
mysterious (not unambiguous)84.46523.428
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.111112.212
studious (not goof-off)84.026318.531
armoured (not vulnerable)83.910215.425
coordinated (not clumsy)83.827723.721
machiavellian (not transparent)83.88320.552
suspicious (not awkward)83.711723.231
sad (not happy)83.76415.525
arrogant (not humble)83.624116.119
suspicious (not trusting)83.616823.228
entitled (not grateful)83.517922.263
master (not apprentice)83.428115.526
hard (not soft)83.215720.226
hard (not soft)83.214919.138
quarrelsome (not warm)82.917919.322
self-destructive (not self-improving)82.811923.134
reserved (not chatty)82.513022.022
poisonous (not nurturing)82.416218.020
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.132126.522
never cries (not often crying)82.116122.943
animalistic (not human)82.12023.622
precise (not vague)82.116825.428
pensive (not serene)82.04517.464
sorrowful (not cheery)81.99917.517
on-time (not tardy)81.734422.842
fire (not water)81.625626.443
genocidal (not not genocidal)81.67123.746
serious (not playful)81.625715.830
🧢 (not 🎩)81.512733.413
rebellious (not obedient)81.434022.922
masculine (not feminine)81.440419.930
atheist (not theist)81.311323.319
methodical (not astonishing)81.29523.631
competitive (not cooperative)81.036425.022
edgy (not politically correct)81.016722.824
specialist (not generalist)80.96519.829
scheduled (not spontaneous)80.924822.134
trash (not treasure)80.75828.330
lustful (not chaste)80.617426.119
stubborn (not accommodating)80.640824.852
frenzied (not sleepy)80.520523.027
pretentious (not unassuming)80.418822.421
believable (not poorly-written)80.229121.121
worldly (not innocent)80.134918.529
decisive (not hesitant)79.934626.031
indie (not pop)79.915420.049
pro (not noob)79.749225.315
tense (not relaxed)79.741122.425
💔 (not 💝)79.710027.534
hunter (not gatherer)79.725427.222
strict (not lenient)79.621720.529
western (not eastern)79.57623.217
tactful (not indiscreet)79.511426.426
anarchist (not statist)79.411126.625
fearmongering (not reassuring)79.415327.349
alpha (not beta)79.342423.529
knowledgeable (not ignorant)79.343520.927
explorer (not builder)79.212823.516
competent (not incompetent)79.060929.522
hoarder (not unprepared)78.97221.531
ferocious (not pacifist)78.933321.323
cryptic (not straightforward)78.72924.426
sexual (not asexual)78.640730.344
OCD (not ADHD)78.319825.570
picky (not always down)78.315823.635
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)78.39227.315
self-disciplined (not disorganized)78.158028.720
cocky (not timid)78.050621.934
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.934030.128
introvert (not extrovert)77.913622.530
cannibal (not vegan)77.918827.221
narcissistic (not low self esteem)77.929633.935
hypocritical (not equitable)77.814924.732
tight (not loose)77.629724.133
jealous (not compersive)77.518028.225
skeptical (not spiritual)77.238723.626
vain (not demure)76.824324.324
street-smart (not sheltered)76.741125.627
repetitive (not varied)76.710024.226
creepy (not disarming)76.59429.533
backdoor (not official)76.421423.317
fast (not slow)76.439125.729
bitter (not sweet)76.325821.723
resolute (not wavering)76.331826.423
unorthodox (not traditional)76.331527.119
🙃 (not 🥰)76.317935.120
heathen (not devout)76.211828.622
unemotional (not emotional)76.27629.050
barbaric (not civilized)76.111325.327
wild (not tame)76.143727.632
interesting (not tiresome)76.142824.723
distant (not touchy-feely)76.125628.954
🤫 (not 🤔)76.01733.222
contrarian (not yes-man)76.021729.544
opinionated (not neutral)75.878428.451
beautiful (not ugly)75.781028.720
reclusive (not social)75.418618.019
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.253426.928
experimental (not reliable)75.220925.931
assertive (not passive)75.059032.128
resourceful (not helpless)74.979227.924
scandalous (not proper)74.734331.826
slow-talking (not fast-talking)74.67824.823
antagonist (not protagonist)74.514233.543
traitorous (not loyal)74.213833.420
monotone (not expressive)74.29725.242
🐴 (not 🦄)73.927831.125
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.931526.255
charming (not awkward)73.746934.127
judgemental (not accepting)73.733830.222
introspective (not not introspective)73.432127.722
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.338024.724
English (not German)73.269433.735
🤺 (not 🏌)73.255424.026
authoritarian (not democratic)73.129230.225
moody (not stable)73.051628.822
sturdy (not flimsy)72.853727.422
🧠 (not 💪)72.764329.018
fighter (not lover)72.726825.450
triggered (not trolling)72.624829.421
genius (not dunce)72.455222.937
fantastical (not realistic)72.127027.251
captain (not first-mate)72.045029.921
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)72.058421.618
dispassionate (not romantic)72.011929.028
oxymoron (not tautology)72.06127.032
jealous (not opinionated)71.96329.131
radical (not centrist)71.923128.951
philosophical (not real)71.88431.713
nihilist (not existentialist)71.84927.015
go-getter (not slugabed)71.688423.516
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.652027.040
instinctual (not reasoned)71.540532.628
outsider (not insider)71.524132.836
rock (not rap)71.480027.546
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)71.352133.122
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.354232.820
flirtatious (not prudish)71.243526.551
🤐 (not 😜)71.230535.417
depressed (not bright)71.020927.928
freelance (not corporate)71.052529.826
subjective (not objective)70.98432.414
neat (not messy)70.859430.518
creative (not conventional)70.639625.323
linear (not circular)70.611120.520
🧐 (not 😎)70.426626.930
lewd (not tasteful)70.417826.121
sarcastic (not genuine)70.437530.816
straight (not queer)70.382434.122
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.332432.635
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.219328.930
mighty (not puny)70.266925.329
ludicrous (not sensible)70.226623.019
humorless (not funny)69.720831.129
bossy (not meek)69.677532.022
resistant (not resigned)69.561928.025
lost (not enlightened)69.433126.017
vibrant (not geriatric)69.463532.118
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.330322.827
arcane (not mainstream)69.235324.416
offended (not chill)69.044627.827
conservative (not liberal)68.922921.220
deep (not epic)68.913627.454
workaholic (not slacker)68.996028.728
🐷 (not 🐮)68.715532.819
egalitarian (not racist)68.5110328.523
🧗 (not 🛌)68.460029.729
deep (not shallow)68.355131.131
gendered (not androgynous)68.2116431.016
biased (not impartial)68.059630.423
technophile (not luddite)67.929229.423
receiving (not giving)67.933933.854
concrete (not abstract)67.841626.923
dry (not moist)67.828027.925
wooden (not plastic)67.861630.722
goth (not flower child)67.824928.548
spicy (not mild)67.764727.323
ambitious (not realistic)67.654428.454
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.539225.130
careful (not brave)67.420526.730
punchable (not loveable)67.430132.828
bold (not shy)67.3113731.022
attentive (not interrupting)67.343829.848
love-focused (not money-focused)67.380031.251
orderly (not chaotic)67.055131.827
👽 (not 🤡)67.035536.426
😭 (not 😀)66.631928.823
nonpolitical (not political)66.623832.434
tall (not short)66.556928.828
remote (not involved)66.57430.826
intimate (not formal)66.540330.232
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.556826.844
work-first (not family-first)66.450527.829
rigid (not flexible)66.150032.031
nerd (not jock)66.068023.924
extraordinary (not mundane)66.078629.432
minimalist (not pack rat)65.738631.120
🥶 (not 🥵)65.626833.631
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.542530.324
🐀 (not 🐘)65.530439.119
attractive (not repulsive)65.3100928.226
libertarian (not socialist)65.327526.716
zany (not regular)65.357733.421
chortling (not giggling)65.264031.021
🎨 (not 🏀)65.076029.843
cringeworthy (not inspiring)64.935223.913
🐒 (not 🐩)64.938232.327
still (not twitchy)64.927230.261
young (not old)64.982419.133
feisty (not gracious)64.981626.722
cat person (not dog person)64.942632.246
hedonist (not monastic)64.841828.117
stoic (not expressive)64.536233.720
bookish (not sporty)64.580224.329
hurried (not leisurely)64.549130.021
disreputable (not prestigious)64.528631.822
scrub (not legit)64.415729.320
curious (not apathetic)64.481228.623
unfaithful (not devoted)64.214233.436
pronatalist (not child free)63.926730.019
eloquent (not unpolished)63.977530.127
😬 (not 😏)63.929934.923
chosen one (not everyman)63.954030.945
utilitarian (not decorative)63.868528.418
proactive (not reactive)63.720934.035
logical (not emotional)63.542633.735
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.191431.536
macho (not metrosexual)63.135632.722
rugged (not refined)63.049025.626
intellectual (not physical)62.984930.327
Roman (not Greek)62.531125.115
off-key (not musical)62.452233.420
overachiever (not underachiever)62.4112332.962
quirky (not predictable)62.451331.948
privileged (not oppressed)62.390234.626
stingy (not generous)62.241627.433
rural (not urban)62.127633.322
vintage (not trendy)62.193624.162
modest (not flamboyant)62.065427.620
frugal (not lavish)61.761730.515
scientific (not artistic)61.265931.132
monochrome (not multicolored)61.254236.719
subdued (not exuberant)61.235636.731
interested (not bored)61.1100333.851
transient (not permanent)61.031832.525
idealist (not realist)60.951830.730
preppy (not punk rock)60.979426.324
washed (not muddy)60.682733.343
frank (not sugarcoated)60.5109331.434
insulting (not complimentary)60.454629.725
earth (not air)60.480931.447
pessimistic (not optimistic)60.258734.829
works hard (not plays hard)60.095031.227
🤖 (not 👻)60.049235.727
📉 (not 📈)60.021537.728
dorky (not cool)59.954631.821
unpatriotic (not patriotic)59.620429.718
serious (not bold)59.351334.025
autistic (not neurotypical)59.214729.119
independent (not codependent)59.292736.815
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.049327.417
unlucky (not fortunate)58.963327.028
🐐 (not 🦒)58.983432.829
juvenile (not mature)58.658627.018
consistent (not variable)58.681232.329
rational (not whimsical)58.581135.411
emancipated (not enslaved)58.4102237.023
thin (not thick)58.383030.229
concise (not long-winded)58.358335.749
badass (not weakass)58.2115233.956
head@clouds (not down2earth)58.159132.118
Coke (not Pepsi)58.048137.029
🥾 (not 👟)57.960737.023
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.983929.621
patient (not impatient)57.846537.227
Russian (not French)57.838724.721
empirical (not theoretical)57.765129.924
rough (not smooth)57.262433.522
poor (not rich)57.154616.420
close-minded (not open-minded)57.047933.722
😊 (not 🤣)57.092129.021
ranged (not melee)57.071631.513
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.927332.615
queen (not princess)56.991833.035
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.875131.425
dramatic (not no-nonsense)56.876532.239
efficient (not overprepared)56.6114031.922
blacksmith (not tailor)56.650431.023
cultured (not rustic)56.494430.242
literary (not mathematical)56.391735.028
indulgent (not sober)56.277238.623
manicured (not scruffy)56.2102429.723
non-gamer (not gamer)56.294037.961
confident (not insecure)56.1110333.933
calm (not anxious)55.854335.127
Swedish (not Italian)55.861535.218
chic (not cheesy)55.565930.236
businesslike (not chivalrous)55.375433.823
practical (not imaginative)55.299233.230
crafty (not scholarly)55.193533.931
high standards (not desperate)55.098235.948
rude (not respectful)54.956730.124
doer (not thinker)54.6106434.360
extravagant (not thrifty)54.572530.021
sickly (not healthy)54.434836.123
good-cook (not bad-cook)54.470529.441
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)54.174827.521
exaggerating (not factual)54.178732.749
hipster (not basic)54.053930.222
direct (not roundabout)53.9116438.419
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.647426.730
💃 (not 🧕)53.5108936.814
modern (not historical)53.392727.731
foolish (not wise)53.065232.221
purple (not orange)52.978835.425
💩 (not 🌟)52.938940.422
stylish (not slovenly)52.8108832.324
envious (not prideful)52.823439.941
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)52.668733.650
low-tech (not high-tech)52.384032.821
🤑 (not 🤠)52.263731.723
fresh (not stinky)52.1119934.331
valedictorian (not drop out)52.0112129.323
classical (not avant-garde)51.898431.025
literal (not metaphorical)51.6115135.828
industrial (not domestic)51.686429.428
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.579426.013
impulsive (not cautious)51.387636.129
presidential (not folksy)51.393529.023
whippersnapper (not sage)51.187327.517
playful (not shy)51.0127931.532
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)50.782330.215
profound (not ironic)50.682031.333
factual (not poetic)50.5102935.129

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 (0.855)
  2. Man in Black (0.837)
  3. Red John (0.829)
  4. Vicious (0.804)
  5. Scar (0.795)
  6. Angel Eyes (0.794)
  7. Amy Elliott Dunne (0.787)
  8. Walter White (0.786)
  9. Rowan Pope (0.785)
  10. Howard Payne (0.784)
  1. Flounder (-0.611)
  2. Jerry Gergich (-0.59)
  3. Charles Bingley (-0.587)
  4. Emmet Brickowski (-0.58)
  5. Chien-Po (-0.566)
  6. Rex (-0.558)
  7. Nelson Bighetti (-0.533)
  8. Glenn Sturgis (-0.522)
  9. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.521)
  10. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.52)

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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