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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 500 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
handy (not can't-fix-anything)96.486.631
resourceful (not helpless)94.03516.0147
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)93.9213.1108
persistent (not quitter)93.712613.2112
main character (not side character)93.611213.542
engineerial (not lawyerly)93.5129.030
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.94410.8156
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)92.9512.231
competent (not incompetent)92.69610.0107
high IQ (not low IQ)92.315011.4138
motivated (not unmotivated)92.118111.889
protagonist (not antagonist)91.83615.485
diligent (not lazy)91.223711.0111
genius (not dunce)91.26211.0179
independent (not codependent)90.25613.7107
important (not irrelevant)89.916810.7100
heroic (not villainous)89.314912.0106
perceptive (not unobservant)89.318110.8148
open to new experinces (not uncreative)89.212212.0161
pro (not noob)89.219613.8107
active (not slothful)89.014910.7101
world traveler (not homebody)89.07017.639
🧗 (not 🛌)88.310413.3100
focused (not absentminded)88.231412.533
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)88.04015.6118
badass (not weakass)88.031212.9134
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)88.01215.8178
scientific (not artistic)87.77114.0137
overachiever (not underachiever)87.619214.6172
driven (not unambitious)87.536017.5106
go-getter (not slugabed)87.513613.3101
mathematical (not literary)87.22312.3105
masculine (not feminine)86.927012.2116
creator (not consumer)86.99610.331
innovative (not routine)86.78220.233
high-tech (not low-tech)86.411017.8123
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)86.218317.4102
inspiring (not cringeworthy)86.16715.7102
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.133915.1109
thinker (not feeler)86.06914.831
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.123623.873
valedictorian (not drop out)84.829719.9115
interesting (not tiresome)84.713713.1115
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.625713.590
real (not fake)84.43309.732
hopeful (not fearful)84.411814.831
extraordinary (not mundane)83.822719.5154
works hard (not plays hard)83.722317.0107
precise (not vague)83.614311.899
optimistic (not pessimistic)83.410817.6123
human (not animalistic)83.424216.0116
resolute (not wavering)83.414115.576
curious (not apathetic)83.213714.2103
egalitarian (not racist)83.057016.8125
physicist (not photographer)83.012815.338
one-faced (not two-faced)82.923617.0183
loyal (not traitorous)82.866217.5107
straight (not queer)82.831319.1108
workaholic (not slacker)82.756118.0158
accurate (not off target)82.425312.231
confident (not insecure)82.231716.5105
insightful (not generic)82.221510.933
believable (not poorly-written)82.125215.0138
bold (not shy)82.173315.0110
modern (not historical)82.011118.689
open-minded (not close-minded)82.012415.0103
treasure (not trash)81.847914.2145
master (not apprentice)81.540420.2138
logical (not emotional)81.311014.7144
decisive (not hesitant)81.335219.1116
flexible (not rigid)81.25317.9116
alert (not oblivious)81.035616.990
efficient (not overprepared)81.05021.3147
interested (not bored)81.019017.4129
sturdy (not flimsy)80.931618.8146
soulful (not soulless)80.851116.7102
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)80.824720.136
self-improving (not self-destructive)80.66516.1156
fixable (not unfixable)80.33616.9147
🌟 (not 💩)80.255523.9108
legit (not scrub)80.035816.0110
friendly (not unfriendly)80.050117.136
spirited (not lifeless)79.957220.232
eager (not reluctant)79.922912.331
good-humored (not angry)79.825816.6101
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)79.756420.037
creative (not conventional)79.723723.7140
devoted (not unfaithful)79.681019.673
kind (not cruel)79.657315.7108
funny (not humorless)79.529222.8154
technophile (not luddite)79.512520.685
forward (not repressed)79.421912.431
🧠 (not 💪)79.349118.2176
forgiving (not vengeful)79.221617.2103
attractive (not repulsive)79.265117.5137
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.211219.082
English (not German)79.137923.4132
coordinated (not clumsy)79.052320.5100
positive (not negative)79.025419.431
meaningful (not pointless)79.055717.831
rock (not rap)78.938316.981
intellectual (not physical)78.944918.993
wise (not foolish)78.925619.4158
progressive (not old-fashioned)78.822812.232
straight edge (not junkie)78.556218.631
🤔 (not 🤫)78.45721.384
frank (not sugarcoated)78.448322.284
maverick (not conformist)78.443519.137
gendered (not androgynous)78.375823.888
rational (not whimsical)78.130122.3143
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)78.015119.895
street-smart (not sheltered)77.844422.5100
western (not eastern)77.712024.979
nerd (not jock)77.348419.2118
📈 (not 📉)77.214219.886
straightforward (not cryptic)77.123120.1122
patient (not impatient)77.013121.6108
loveable (not punchable)76.836722.4138
analytical (not intuitive)76.825222.432
disarming (not creepy)76.740415.5103
fast (not slow)76.648717.199
hard-work (not natural-talent)76.623822.9193
reasonable (not deranged)76.632119.699
grateful (not entitled)76.522419.3176
direct (not roundabout)76.449021.0103
factual (not exaggerating)76.423921.9120
chronically single (not serial dater)76.449818.533
dominant (not submissive)76.166518.0100
beautiful (not ugly)76.096718.7141
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.028719.987
welcoming experience (not cringing away)75.830420.831
unorthodox (not traditional)75.742421.5108
assertive (not passive)75.666820.384
outdoorsy (not indoorsy)75.632327.434
likes change (not resists change)75.65917.831
nurturing (not poisonous)75.649414.787
factual (not poetic)75.429617.7158
moderate (not gluttonous)75.441815.231
entrepreneur (not employee)75.457322.931
introspective (not not introspective)75.331720.1136
leader (not follower)75.373427.030
brave (not careful)75.244326.3105
mighty (not puny)75.159419.5143
clean (not perverted)75.162019.3159
playful (not shy)75.065419.598
original (not cliché)75.024621.131
proud (not apologetic)75.082920.234
alpha (not beta)74.963121.7101
utilitarian (not decorative)74.931121.7133
🧢 (not 🎩)74.832623.3105
chill (not offended)74.713619.3134
self-assured (not self-conscious)74.644524.0142
comedic (not dramatic)74.411523.7133
analysis (not common sense)74.229924.294
popular (not rejected)74.137120.830
deep (not shallow)73.942616.5130
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)73.744024.531
fulfilled (not unfulfilled)73.613121.230
dog person (not cat person)73.529625.880
opinionated (not jealous)73.463519.582
👽 (not 🤡)73.422521.097
equitable (not hypocritical)73.327520.5152
vibrant (not geriatric)73.260820.9142
frugal (not lavish)73.128220.394
empath (not psychopath)73.162618.8173
wired (not tired)73.136923.431
cocky (not timid)73.078420.085
strong identity (not social chameleon)73.076021.132
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.924222.7147
resistant (not resigned)72.557825.0118
specialist (not generalist)72.529925.5118
open-book (not secretive)72.517321.7176
skeptical (not spiritual)72.370719.6132
compersive (not jealous)72.324519.094
pointed (not random)72.182922.9130
feminist (not sexist)71.883420.279
altruistic (not selfish)71.851521.9150
real (not philosophical)71.841424.6150
prideful (not envious)71.862618.4144
spartan (not glamorous)71.748521.130
objective (not subjective)71.79624.099
rhythmic (not stuttering)71.672720.3138
existentialist (not nihilist)71.620823.590
outgoing (not withdrawn)71.555522.230
lion (not zebra)71.568521.230
emancipated (not enslaved)71.355725.589
healthy (not sickly)71.379722.4115
🤠 (not 🤑)71.253522.697
orange (not purple)71.219528.6135
patriotic (not unpatriotic)71.256421.5102
realistic (not fantastical)71.050628.1132
writer (not reader)70.725423.730
opinionated (not neutral)70.6121924.4174
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)70.546726.6152
sunny (not gloomy)70.541721.3141
💝 (not 💔)70.438424.087
blacksmith (not tailor)70.329922.1137
civilized (not barbaric)70.284722.584
supportive (not catty)70.268121.031
demanding (not unchallenging)70.1103324.5156
worldly (not innocent)69.985922.4157
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.975321.2116
🤖 (not 👻)69.926526.5125
all-seeing (not blind)69.947913.631
sensible (not ludicrous)69.757523.7102
accepting (not judgemental)69.739222.8115
liberal (not conservative)69.660022.4115
tactful (not indiscreet)69.653725.6109
😜 (not 🤐)69.645923.592
prestigious (not disreputable)69.564524.583
generous (not stingy)69.465119.5151
warm (not cold)69.461319.1113
wholesome (not salacious)69.360421.790
atheist (not theist)69.355725.5108
attentive (not interrupting)69.244624.6122
charming (not awkward)69.271924.2131
trusting (not suspicious)69.232726.094
epic (not deep)69.125624.1107
respectful (not rude)69.070122.594
chatty (not reserved)69.058426.898
😀 (not 😭)68.937124.3112
captain (not first-mate)68.865129.8103
woke (not problematic)68.837917.230
work-first (not family-first)68.755125.1111
charmer (not buffoon)68.786517.931
smug (not sheepish)68.589319.631
neurotypical (not autistic)68.486322.898
unstirring (not quivering)68.472822.531
good-cook (not bad-cook)68.429623.8109
grounded (not fantasy-prone)68.455023.432
🥾 (not 👟)68.343029.091
things-person (not people-person)68.341226.533
mechanical (not natural)68.338127.133
overthinker (not underthinker)68.397322.530
industrial (not domestic)68.232124.4101
comfortable (not awkward)68.256027.431
calm (not anxious)67.831223.5110
never cries (not often crying)67.768223.586
earthly (not divine)67.770428.529
bright (not depressed)67.542823.585
fighter (not lover)67.552225.0159
on-time (not tardy)67.593426.3175
proactive (not reactive)67.413932.087
frenzied (not sleepy)67.3106718.4129
thrifty (not extravagant)67.344228.1130
bookish (not sporty)67.090821.1128
enlightened (not lost)67.035023.7150
rebellious (not obedient)66.987524.992
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.873822.7134
queen (not princess)66.879128.575
methodical (not astonishing)66.763431.7159
chosen one (not everyman)66.752829.086
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.660229.9101
scruffy (not manicured)66.643822.691
evolutionist (not creationist)66.654335.830
expressive (not monotone)66.677626.485
angelic (not demonic)66.570117.897
studious (not goof-off)66.5101827.5163
🐒 (not 🐩)66.540326.482
transparent (not machiavellian)66.538227.080
capitalist (not communist)66.565921.931
involved (not remote)66.494429.899
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.452322.185
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.468524.2142
stable (not unstable)66.445325.731
stable (not moody)66.223323.3106
cynical (not gullible)66.281421.885
cheery (not grumpy)66.250725.632
exuberant (not subdued)66.166323.5140
enchanting (not disturbing)66.175919.031
expressive (not stoic)66.073924.0109
stoic (not hypochondriac)65.961026.662
unannoying (not annoying)65.947525.031
neat (not messy)65.887325.5155
realist (not idealist)65.852728.6172
euphoric (not resentful)65.834524.031
privileged (not oppressed)65.792824.6139
quirky (not predictable)65.751022.189
goofy (not unfrivolous)65.748626.636
reasoned (not instinctual)65.636428.5100
gatherer (not hunter)65.651829.8157
confidential (not gossiping)65.4102224.5141
🤺 (not 🏌)65.4104928.2122
😇 (not 😈)65.366322.0109
individualist (not communal)65.172329.9141
hoarder (not unprepared)65.065622.3107
🐿 (not 🦇)64.871626.380
democratic (not authoritarian)64.763526.7104
warm (not quarrelsome)64.752722.7125
deviant (not average)64.781322.7119
ambitious (not realistic)64.676330.0175
deliberate (not spontaneous)64.690730.1103
armoured (not vulnerable)64.686024.196
flower child (not goth)64.686021.377
avant-garde (not classical)64.538425.484
😏 (not 😬)64.565326.699
always down (not picky)64.524125.882
nonconformist (not social climber)64.470921.431
bold (not serious)64.269027.6147
stubborn (not accommodating)63.9118531.4176
bossy (not meek)63.8111820.0106
literal (not metaphorical)63.873023.5132
white knight (not bad boy)63.785024.491
gregarious (not private)63.642125.1135
happy (not sad)63.639022.2114
minimalist (not pack rat)63.653826.690
🐮 (not 🐷)63.651226.972
doer (not thinker)63.688627.3206
easy (not uptight)63.641730.231
obsessed (not aloof)63.584620.081
glad (not mad)63.547223.095
vegan (not cannibal)63.568625.3132
cultured (not rustic)63.582726.374
love-focused (not money-focused)63.5111824.280
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)63.567825.531
energetic (not mellow)63.571127.630
mature (not juvenile)63.481528.3120
bubbly (not flat)63.460225.831
manic (not mild)63.390922.532
social (not reclusive)63.071525.7117
💃 (not 🧕)62.997125.6121
consistent (not variable)62.978427.7149
experimental (not reliable)62.956332.6166
questioning (not believing)62.992027.632
insomniac (not slumbering)62.9113625.430
honorable (not cunning)62.885128.7160
unambiguous (not mysterious)62.867026.498
sincere (not irreverent)62.8107728.931
complicated (not simple)62.6105425.5116
sober (not indulgent)62.554127.7139
giving (not receiving)62.594324.690
joyful (not miserable)62.447623.798
open (not guarded)62.325726.290
extrovert (not introvert)62.383028.8141
cheery (not sorrowful)62.250824.2101
rich (not poor)62.290319.086
🐴 (not 🦄)62.179630.891
cooperative (not competitive)62.047529.0121
sarcastic (not genuine)62.065226.6171
🥳 (not 🥴)61.940923.9123
hygienic (not gross)61.9139124.832
tasteful (not lewd)61.8102024.6117
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)61.871627.379
activist (not nonpartisan)61.896627.230
complimentary (not insulting)61.680122.585
freelance (not corporate)61.692428.1125
🐘 (not 🐀)61.558526.773
rugged (not refined)61.464124.3130
hard (not soft)61.485323.6107
eloquent (not unpolished)61.499125.2105
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.484018.5141
good-manners (not bad-manners)61.2108821.930
prankster (not anti-prank)61.261132.631
official (not backdoor)61.156327.689
🐐 (not 🦒)61.188428.192
romantic (not dispassionate)61.1113821.5131
gamer (not non-gamer)61.145627.5113
earth (not air)61.192832.0148
pure (not debased)61.079821.1120
sweet (not bitter)61.074921.685
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.065427.5147
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.9121125.589
wolf (not bear)60.990129.131
cautious (not impulsive)60.874328.793
coarse (not delicate)60.697118.731
emotional (not unemotional)60.4123924.686
summer (not winter)60.275930.477
multicolored (not monochrome)60.166129.683
varied (not repetitive)60.035027.2132
humble (not arrogant)59.866226.498
demure (not vain)59.866421.9118
hard (not soft)59.690624.6111
loud (not quiet)59.587024.3138
wild (not tame)59.4102926.1161
wooden (not plastic)59.3123429.9115
nice (not naughty)59.381323.630
blue (not red)59.278632.631
prying (not unmeddlesome)59.2132226.330
tall (not short)59.195120.1150
macho (not metrosexual)59.150023.1128
lighthearted (not intense)59.142727.0127
🥵 (not 🥶)59.183225.9134
trolling (not triggered)59.033725.1124
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)59.092533.231
scheduled (not spontaneous)58.999131.7150
unassuming (not pretentious)58.953226.8119
contrarian (not yes-man)58.9103725.781
gentle (not harsh)58.981424.131
child free (not pronatalist)58.8110127.298
snoops (not minds-own-business)58.8134328.831
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.782124.2102
statist (not anarchist)58.680127.294
playful (not serious)58.562625.6102
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.563425.3140
hurried (not leisurely)58.491425.6123
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.2114626.080
zany (not regular)58.194625.6110
lenient (not strict)58.072125.7115
spicy (not mild)57.9112026.2142
modest (not flamboyant)57.794428.5156
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.7107624.975
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.773027.195
pensive (not serene)57.7146026.297
distant (not touchy-feely)57.695726.683
vanilla (not kinky)57.580626.779
sexual (not asexual)57.4124023.6136
flirtatious (not prudish)57.492426.171
crafty (not scholarly)57.2105427.1138
orderly (not chaotic)57.194030.997
young (not old)57.1117020.087
🤣 (not 😊)57.158131.1127
seemly (not inappropriate)57.1109526.929
loose (not tight)57.050624.9128
outsider (not insider)56.986328.699
intimate (not formal)56.985226.093
Coke (not Pepsi)56.966432.7131
nonpolitical (not political)56.861325.488
punk rock (not preppy)56.872325.4136
impartial (not biased)56.720324.8104
muddy (not washed)56.755126.670
theoretical (not empirical)56.638131.5117
sane (not crazy)56.580825.1100
feisty (not gracious)56.2129423.8144
paranoid (not naive)56.2111321.079
pacifist (not ferocious)56.164623.7102
sage (not whippersnapper)56.174125.5107
outlaw (not sheriff)56.092329.791
cheesy (not chic)55.993225.476
monastic (not hedonist)55.660122.665
concise (not long-winded)55.686627.277
builder (not explorer)55.580631.5110
moist (not dry)55.579824.8115
concrete (not abstract)55.3110731.1123
chaste (not lustful)55.272323.878
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.248429.484
🎃 (not 💀)55.281628.9116
permanent (not transient)55.1100426.482
basic (not hipster)55.0114022.489
chortling (not giggling)55.0122226.9105
hugs (not handshakes)55.071329.331
cassanova (not love shy)55.091120.230
stinky (not fresh)54.953129.395
jaded (not innocent)54.9130027.178
slovenly (not stylish)54.662621.680
Greek (not Roman)54.562628.491
extreme (not moderate)54.4123426.2120
blessed (not cursed)54.458427.231
rough (not smooth)54.388424.384
OCD (not ADHD)54.3121227.1128
fussy (not sloppy)54.0153621.629
radical (not centrist)53.9104127.078
militaristic (not hippie)53.9119628.331
vintage (not trendy)53.8144423.9103
flawed (not perfect)53.8149821.635
arcane (not mainstream)53.7112626.286
😎 (not 🧐)53.3103732.2140
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)53.3112221.330
🏀 (not 🎨)53.275428.4149
sassy (not chill)53.1146730.733
utopian (not dystopian)53.094426.032
freak (not normie)52.6110123.9169
high standards (not desperate)52.6125929.1203
sweet (not savory)52.682124.730
presidential (not folksy)52.5110128.4120
blissful (not haunted)52.558024.0162
French (not Russian)52.4127724.792
urban (not rural)52.3145928.7102
still (not twitchy)52.372925.8168
night owl (not morning lark)52.2123629.3106
Swedish (not Italian)52.291027.6101
flourishing (not traumatized)52.257528.9164
clinical (not heartfelt)52.276228.832
jovial (not noble)52.270328.931
charming (not trusting)52.1108530.5102
awkward (not suspicious)52.168422.687
ranged (not melee)51.9123326.086
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.8142127.2125
parental (not childlike)51.8111227.431
weird (not normal)51.7126125.0113
politically correct (not edgy)51.785226.3108
profound (not ironic)51.795328.4163
🙃 (not 🥰)51.692829.9113
tautology (not oxymoron)51.559127.758
heathen (not devout)51.490227.885
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)51.4129329.885
fortunate (not unlucky)51.390534.6135
mischievous (not well behaved)51.1121728.2139
practical (not imaginative)51.1132933.3143
socialist (not libertarian)51.074426.395
proper (not scandalous)50.8102625.595
dorky (not cool)50.890026.596
circular (not linear)50.897628.2125
dolphin (not kangaroo)50.8107129.331
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.794131.6157
thick (not thin)50.780122.1140
off-key (not musical)50.3121024.1124
water (not fire)50.381830.4146
provincial (not cosmopolitan)50.497725.690
relaxed (not tense)50.544925.583
pop (not indie)50.567929.077

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 (0.826)
  2. Sandy Cheeks (0.811)
  3. Raven Reyes (0.808)
  4. Hera Syndulla (0.797)
  5. Dr. Ellie Sattler (0.797)
  6. Beverly Katz (0.779)
  7. Jack Ryan (0.774)
  8. Jadzia Dax (0.774)
  9. Geordi La Forge (0.765)
  10. Joey Lucas (0.764)
  1. James Taggart (-0.591)
  2. Linda Montag (-0.56)
  3. The Deep (-0.521)
  4. Arturo Roman (-0.518)
  5. Sam Healy (-0.508)
  6. Petunia Dursley (-0.5)
  7. A.J. Soprano (-0.498)
  8. Cornelius Fudge (-0.492)
  9. Theon Greyjoy (-0.471)
  10. Prince John (-0.469)

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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