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Mark Watney Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Mark Watney is a character from The Martian.

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
resourceful (not helpless)94.03216.0147
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)93.9213.1108
persistent (not quitter)93.711513.2112
main character (not side character)93.411513.641
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.94110.8156
competent (not incompetent)92.69210.0107
high IQ (not low IQ)92.314811.4138
motivated (not unmotivated)92.117511.889
protagonist (not antagonist)91.83115.485
diligent (not lazy)91.222511.0110
genius (not dunce)91.25911.0179
independent (not codependent)90.24713.7107
important (not irrelevant)89.916310.7100
heroic (not villainous)89.314412.0106
perceptive (not unobservant)89.317210.8148
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.211512.0161
pro (not noob)89.119113.8106
active (not slothful)89.014310.7101
🧗 (not 🛌)88.39413.3100
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)88.03415.6118
badass (not weakass)88.030112.9134
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)88.01215.8178
scientific (not artistic)87.76814.0137
overachiever (not underachiever)87.618414.6172
go-getter (not slugabed)87.512513.3101
driven (not unambitious)87.335217.5105
mathematical (not literary)87.22212.3105
masculine (not feminine)86.925312.2116
high-tech (not low-tech)86.410617.8123
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)86.217217.4102
inspiring (not cringeworthy)86.16415.7102
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.132415.2108
not genocidal (not genocidal)84.922423.972
valedictorian (not drop out)84.828519.9115
interesting (not tiresome)84.713213.1115
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.624613.590
extraordinary (not mundane)83.821719.5154
works hard (not plays hard)83.720917.0107
precise (not vague)83.614011.899
optimistic (not pessimistic)83.410017.6123
human (not animalistic)83.422816.0116
resolute (not wavering)83.413715.576
curious (not apathetic)83.213014.2103
egalitarian (not racist)83.054016.8125
one-faced (not two-faced)82.922317.0183
straight (not queer)82.929619.2107
loyal (not traitorous)82.863117.5107
workaholic (not slacker)82.753918.0158
confident (not insecure)82.131116.5104
believable (not poorly-written)82.123015.0138
bold (not shy)82.170115.0110
modern (not historical)82.010518.689
open-minded (not close-minded)82.011915.0103
treasure (not trash)81.845914.2145
master (not apprentice)81.538620.2138
logical (not emotional)81.310514.7144
flexible (not rigid)81.25117.9116
decisive (not hesitant)81.135019.1115
alert (not oblivious)81.033316.990
efficient (not overprepared)81.04921.3147
interested (not bored)81.017517.4129
sturdy (not flimsy)80.929818.8146
soulful (not soulless)80.849016.7102
self-improving (not self-destructive)80.65916.1156
fixable (not unfixable)80.33117.0146
🌟 (not 💩)80.252823.9108
legit (not scrub)80.033716.0110
good-humored (not angry)79.824716.7100
creative (not conventional)79.722323.7140
kind (not cruel)79.654715.7108
funny (not humorless)79.527322.8154
devoted (not unfaithful)79.478219.772
technophile (not luddite)79.312320.684
🧠 (not 💪)79.346218.2176
forgiving (not vengeful)79.220517.2103
attractive (not repulsive)79.261117.5137
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.210419.082
coordinated (not clumsy)79.050120.5100
English (not German)79.035723.5131
rock (not rap)78.935916.981
intellectual (not physical)78.942418.993
wise (not foolish)78.924619.4158
🤔 (not 🤫)78.45321.384
frank (not sugarcoated)78.444722.284
gendered (not androgynous)78.371523.888
rational (not whimsical)78.128522.3143
western (not eastern)78.010624.978
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)78.013819.895
street-smart (not sheltered)77.842622.5100
nerd (not jock)77.345819.2118
📈 (not 📉)77.213119.886
straightforward (not cryptic)77.121820.1122
patient (not impatient)77.012821.6108
loveable (not punchable)76.835122.4138
disarming (not creepy)76.738415.5103
fast (not slow)76.646217.199
hard-work (not natural-talent)76.622022.9193
reasonable (not deranged)76.630719.699
grateful (not entitled)76.521419.3176
direct (not roundabout)76.446021.0103
factual (not exaggerating)76.423022.0119
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.326019.886
beautiful (not ugly)76.290318.7140
dominant (not submissive)75.964017.999
unorthodox (not traditional)75.739721.5108
assertive (not passive)75.663520.384
nurturing (not poisonous)75.647114.787
factual (not poetic)75.427817.7158
introspective (not not introspective)75.330120.1136
brave (not careful)75.241326.3105
clean (not perverted)75.158119.3159
playful (not shy)75.061719.598
mighty (not puny)74.956919.5142
alpha (not beta)74.960221.7101
utilitarian (not decorative)74.929421.7133
🧢 (not 🎩)74.830723.3105
chill (not offended)74.713319.3134
self-assured (not self-conscious)74.643124.0142
comedic (not dramatic)74.410723.7133
analysis (not common sense)74.228724.294
deep (not shallow)73.940116.5130
opinionated (not jealous)73.459119.582
👽 (not 🤡)73.421521.097
equitable (not hypocritical)73.326620.5152
vibrant (not geriatric)73.257620.9142
frugal (not lavish)73.126620.394
empath (not psychopath)73.159118.8173
dog person (not cat person)73.128525.879
cocky (not timid)73.074620.085
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.923122.7147
resistant (not resigned)72.554625.0118
specialist (not generalist)72.528425.5118
open-book (not secretive)72.516021.7176
skeptical (not spiritual)72.366519.6132
compersive (not jealous)72.323019.094
pointed (not random)72.178722.9130
feminist (not sexist)71.878320.279
altruistic (not selfish)71.849621.9150
real (not philosophical)71.838624.6150
prideful (not envious)71.860118.4144
objective (not subjective)71.79124.099
rhythmic (not stuttering)71.669420.3138
existentialist (not nihilist)71.618823.590
emancipated (not enslaved)71.352225.589
healthy (not sickly)71.376522.5114
🤠 (not 🤑)71.251022.697
orange (not purple)71.218128.6135
patriotic (not unpatriotic)71.253921.5102
realistic (not fantastical)71.047828.1132
opinionated (not neutral)70.6114724.4174
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)70.543426.6152
sunny (not gloomy)70.539421.3141
💝 (not 💔)70.436724.087
blacksmith (not tailor)70.328322.1137
civilized (not barbaric)70.280922.584
demanding (not unchallenging)70.198024.5156
worldly (not innocent)69.981122.4157
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.970921.2116
🤖 (not 👻)69.924926.5125
accepting (not judgemental)69.737522.8115
sensible (not ludicrous)69.654923.8101
prestigious (not disreputable)69.560824.583
tactful (not indiscreet)69.551825.7108
😜 (not 🤐)69.543823.591
generous (not stingy)69.462119.5151
warm (not cold)69.458919.1113
liberal (not conservative)69.457122.5114
wholesome (not salacious)69.357421.790
atheist (not theist)69.352825.5108
attentive (not interrupting)69.242424.6122
charming (not awkward)69.268724.2131
trusting (not suspicious)69.231526.094
epic (not deep)69.124424.1107
respectful (not rude)69.065922.594
chatty (not reserved)69.055726.898
😀 (not 😭)68.935124.3112
captain (not first-mate)68.860929.8103
work-first (not family-first)68.752325.1111
neurotypical (not autistic)68.483322.898
good-cook (not bad-cook)68.427723.8109
industrial (not domestic)68.231024.4101
🥾 (not 👟)68.141029.389
calm (not anxious)67.829423.7108
never cries (not often crying)67.864323.685
bright (not depressed)67.541023.585
fighter (not lover)67.548425.0159
on-time (not tardy)67.587526.3175
frenzied (not sleepy)67.3101218.4129
thrifty (not extravagant)67.341828.1130
proactive (not reactive)67.213232.186
bookish (not sporty)67.085421.1128
🐒 (not 🐩)67.036226.180
enlightened (not lost)67.033623.7150
rebellious (not obedient)66.982624.992
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.869822.7134
methodical (not astonishing)66.760131.7159
chosen one (not everyman)66.750329.086
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.656829.9101
scruffy (not manicured)66.642022.691
queen (not princess)66.676828.774
angelic (not demonic)66.567217.897
studious (not goof-off)66.596427.5163
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.564324.3141
transparent (not machiavellian)66.536327.080
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.448922.185
expressive (not monotone)66.375326.484
stable (not moody)66.222023.3106
exuberant (not subdued)66.162923.5140
involved (not remote)66.191129.898
expressive (not stoic)66.070624.0109
cynical (not gullible)66.076921.884
stoic (not hypochondriac)65.958026.662
neat (not messy)65.883025.5155
realist (not idealist)65.849628.6172
privileged (not oppressed)65.789124.6139
quirky (not predictable)65.746922.189
reasoned (not instinctual)65.634628.5100
gatherer (not hunter)65.649629.8157
confidential (not gossiping)65.497624.5141
🤺 (not 🏌)65.498928.2122
😇 (not 😈)65.362722.0109
individualist (not communal)65.167729.9141
hoarder (not unprepared)65.062722.3107
ambitious (not realistic)64.871830.0174
flower child (not goth)64.880621.376
democratic (not authoritarian)64.760126.7104
warm (not quarrelsome)64.750322.7125
deviant (not average)64.776422.7119
deliberate (not spontaneous)64.686630.1103
armoured (not vulnerable)64.681524.196
avant-garde (not classical)64.536125.484
😏 (not 😬)64.561826.699
always down (not picky)64.522825.882
🐿 (not 🦇)64.469426.279
bold (not serious)64.265627.6147
stubborn (not accommodating)63.9111631.4176
bossy (not meek)63.8105720.0106
literal (not metaphorical)63.868923.5132
white knight (not bad boy)63.780324.491
happy (not sad)63.637022.2114
minimalist (not pack rat)63.651926.690
🐮 (not 🐷)63.647626.972
doer (not thinker)63.684027.3206
obsessed (not aloof)63.579720.081
gregarious (not private)63.540225.2134
glad (not mad)63.544823.095
vegan (not cannibal)63.564925.3132
cultured (not rustic)63.579326.374
love-focused (not money-focused)63.5105824.379
mature (not juvenile)63.476628.3120
social (not reclusive)63.067625.7117
💃 (not 🧕)62.991525.6121
consistent (not variable)62.973927.7149
experimental (not reliable)62.952532.6166
honorable (not cunning)62.881328.7160
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.863426.498
complicated (not simple)62.698925.5116
sober (not indulgent)62.550827.7139
giving (not receiving)62.589324.690
joyful (not miserable)62.445723.798
open (not guarded)62.324526.290
extrovert (not introvert)62.379428.8141
cheery (not sorrowful)62.248624.3100
rich (not poor)62.285319.086
🐴 (not 🦄)62.174530.891
cooperative (not competitive)62.044929.0121
sarcastic (not genuine)62.061026.6171
🥳 (not 🥴)61.938323.9123
tasteful (not lewd)61.896524.6117
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)61.867527.379
complimentary (not insulting)61.676822.585
freelance (not corporate)61.687328.1125
hard (not soft)61.579523.7106
🐘 (not 🐀)61.555526.773
rugged (not refined)61.460924.3130
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.480218.5141
eloquent (not unpolished)61.295425.2104
pure (not debased)61.175921.1119
official (not backdoor)61.153527.689
🐐 (not 🦒)61.183228.192
romantic (not dispassionate)61.1107421.5131
gamer (not non-gamer)61.143027.5113
earth (not air)61.187932.0148
sweet (not bitter)61.072021.685
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.061727.5147
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.9114525.589
summer (not winter)60.970230.076
cautious (not impulsive)60.869528.793
emotional (not unemotional)60.4116924.686
varied (not repetitive)60.032627.2132
humble (not arrogant)59.862526.597
demure (not vain)59.863221.9118
multicolored (not monochrome)59.763829.582
hard (not soft)59.685224.6111
contrarian (not yes-man)59.694125.080
loud (not quiet)59.482624.4137
wild (not tame)59.497626.1161
wooden (not plastic)59.3116029.9115
tall (not short)59.190120.1150
macho (not metrosexual)59.147423.1128
lighthearted (not intense)59.141027.0127
🥵 (not 🥶)59.178625.9134
scheduled (not spontaneous)58.993631.7150
unassuming (not pretentious)58.950726.8119
child free (not pronatalist)58.8104427.298
trolling (not triggered)58.832325.1123
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.777324.2102
statist (not anarchist)58.675927.294
playful (not serious)58.558925.6102
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.559425.3140
hurried (not leisurely)58.485925.6123
spicy (not mild)58.3105026.0141
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.2108026.080
zany (not regular)58.189625.6110
lenient (not strict)58.068325.7115
modest (not flamboyant)57.789028.5156
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.7101724.975
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.768627.195
pensive (not serene)57.7137326.297
distant (not touchy-feely)57.689926.683
vanilla (not kinky)57.575726.779
sexual (not asexual)57.4117723.6136
flirtatious (not prudish)57.488026.171
crafty (not scholarly)57.299027.1138
orderly (not chaotic)57.189230.997
young (not old)57.1111720.087
outsider (not insider)57.181728.698
🤣 (not 😊)57.155631.1127
loose (not tight)57.047724.9128
intimate (not formal)56.980426.093
Coke (not Pepsi)56.961832.7131
nonpolitical (not political)56.858225.587
punk rock (not preppy)56.867725.4136
impartial (not biased)56.719324.8104
muddy (not washed)56.752526.670
theoretical (not empirical)56.635931.5117
sane (not crazy)56.576825.1100
concise (not long-winded)56.477326.676
pacifist (not ferocious)56.360923.7101
feisty (not gracious)56.3122323.9143
paranoid (not naive)56.3103421.278
sage (not whippersnapper)56.170825.5107
outlaw (not sheriff)56.087029.791
cheesy (not chic)55.987425.476
monastic (not hedonist)55.657222.665
builder (not explorer)55.576031.5110
moist (not dry)55.575524.8115
concrete (not abstract)55.3104131.2122
chaste (not lustful)55.267323.878
🎃 (not 💀)55.278028.9116
basic (not hipster)55.1107722.588
permanent (not transient)55.195426.482
chortling (not giggling)55.0115426.9105
stinky (not fresh)54.950029.395
jaded (not innocent)54.9122827.178
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.750929.283
Greek (not Roman)54.560428.491
slovenly (not stylish)54.459421.779
extreme (not moderate)54.4116226.2120
rough (not smooth)54.383324.583
OCD (not ADHD)54.3114327.1128
vintage (not trendy)53.8136823.9103
arcane (not mainstream)53.7105826.286
😎 (not 🧐)53.398932.2140
🏀 (not 🎨)53.271328.4149
radical (not centrist)52.8103226.676
freak (not normie)52.6104123.9169
high standards (not desperate)52.6120229.1203
presidential (not folksy)52.5103528.4120
blissful (not haunted)52.555424.0162
French (not Russian)52.4120824.792
urban (not rural)52.3137628.7102
still (not twitchy)52.369925.8168
night owl (not morning lark)52.2117329.3106
Swedish (not Italian)52.287527.6101
flourishing (not traumatized)52.255628.9164
charming (not trusting)52.1102930.5102
awkward (not suspicious)52.164822.687
ranged (not melee)51.9117726.086
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.8135027.2125
weird (not normal)51.7119325.0113
politically correct (not edgy)51.781226.3108
profound (not ironic)51.789828.4163
🙃 (not 🥰)51.687129.9113
heathen (not devout)51.485227.885
fortunate (not unlucky)51.387334.6135
mischievous (not well behaved)51.1114928.2139
practical (not imaginative)51.1126033.3143
socialist (not libertarian)51.070626.395
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)50.9122629.784
dorky (not cool)50.885126.596
circular (not linear)50.892128.2125
pop (not indie)50.863029.176
oxymoron (not tautology)50.2137727.357
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.789231.6157
thick (not thin)50.775622.1140
water (not fire)50.377130.4146
provincial (not cosmopolitan)50.492625.690
proper (not scandalous)50.697125.694
relaxed (not tense)50.542625.583
off-key (not musical)50.5114224.1123

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Samantha Carter (0.828)
  2. Raven Reyes (0.821)
  3. Dr. Ellie Sattler (0.821)
  4. Sandy Cheeks (0.799)
  5. Beverly Katz (0.793)
  6. Brian O'Conner (0.785)
  7. Geordi La Forge (0.784)
  8. Jadzia Dax (0.782)
  9. Donna Pinciotti (0.782)
  10. Joey Lucas (0.778)
  1. James Taggart (-0.574)
  2. The Deep (-0.523)
  3. Linda Montag (-0.521)
  4. Arturo Roman (-0.51)
  5. Agatha (-0.503)
  6. Sam Healy (-0.5)
  7. Petunia Dursley (-0.5)
  8. Cornelius Fudge (-0.495)
  9. Prince John (-0.493)
  10. A.J. Soprano (-0.49)

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

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


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