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Optimus Prime Personality Statistics

Optimus Prime is a character from Transformers. 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
diligent (not lazy)98.534.418
knowledgeable (not ignorant)97.455.923
driven (not unambitious)97.394.911
mighty (not puny)97.015.512
bold (not shy)96.9125.910
important (not irrelevant)96.757.721
tall (not short)96.545.620
self-disciplined (not disorganized)96.1117.621
alpha (not beta)95.7115.912
workaholic (not slacker)95.3227.720
confident (not insecure)94.8814.316
cool (not dorky)94.627.719
patriotic (not unpatriotic)94.458.819
soulful (not soulless)94.11010.39
wise (not foolish)93.758.520
well behaved (not mischievous)93.2412.019
angelic (not demonic)92.968.015
respectful (not rude)92.81015.121
egalitarian (not racist)92.82412.112
altruistic (not selfish)92.738.016
mature (not juvenile)92.4129.618
loyal (not traitorous)92.39824.815
badass (not weakass)92.210412.129
one-faced (not two-faced)91.9139.830
captain (not first-mate)91.94225.414
enlightened (not lost)91.7417.715
studious (not goof-off)91.55311.514
extraordinary (not mundane)91.43215.39
pro (not noob)91.48912.79
official (not backdoor)91.4214.016
perceptive (not unobservant)91.2907.812
heroic (not villainous)90.96718.817
eloquent (not unpolished)90.73911.312
persistent (not quitter)90.621714.411
rhythmic (not stuttering)90.61711.220
high-tech (not low-tech)90.43716.819
masculine (not feminine)90.310818.59
reliable (not experimental)90.31510.215
emancipated (not enslaved)90.1911.612
sane (not crazy)90.1313.810
gracious (not feisty)89.9211.314
direct (not roundabout)89.84616.219
brave (not careful)89.61414.620
calm (not anxious)89.6813.313
active (not slothful)89.69218.712
resourceful (not helpless)89.514016.717
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)89.41810.415
clean (not perverted)89.46015.925
democratic (not authoritarian)89.038.78
competent (not incompetent)88.916521.212
go-getter (not slugabed)88.88318.612
neat (not messy)88.58218.816
decisive (not hesitant)88.36819.920
practical (not imaginative)88.23116.916
🌟 (not 💩)88.210220.418
pointed (not random)88.29512.733
prestigious (not disreputable)88.12817.415
genius (not dunce)88.18312.814
precise (not vague)88.14317.315
asexual (not sexual)88.01112.713
😇 (not 😈)87.93715.323
legit (not scrub)87.85613.112
loveable (not punchable)87.84410.113
generous (not stingy)87.74812.435
inspiring (not cringeworthy)87.53117.221
treasure (not trash)87.512410.216
presidential (not folksy)87.53115.321
monastic (not hedonist)87.4312.615
serious (not playful)87.39617.916
charismatic (not uninspiring)87.311714.317
resolute (not wavering)87.24526.613
trusting (not suspicious)87.02426.425
on-time (not tardy)87.014520.134
coordinated (not clumsy)86.816524.011
scholarly (not crafty)86.82124.017
📈 (not 📉)86.8615.014
statist (not anarchist)86.648.07
thick (not thin)86.53816.020
honorable (not cunning)86.34027.114
confidential (not gossiping)86.312112.513
old (not young)86.07113.213
humble (not arrogant)85.93421.716
tactful (not indiscreet)85.62714.87
equitable (not hypocritical)85.51214.313
involved (not remote)85.25420.417
valedictorian (not drop out)85.221224.512
🤺 (not 🏌)85.212722.313
works hard (not plays hard)84.912321.813
high IQ (not low IQ)84.933818.118
rational (not whimsical)84.87224.728
orderly (not chaotic)84.77920.616
disarming (not creepy)84.73815.613
traditional (not unorthodox)84.63817.116
alert (not oblivious)84.613616.518
tight (not loose)84.31179.014
profound (not ironic)84.31021.620
cautious (not impulsive)83.94016.820
👽 (not 🤡)83.92121.421
kind (not cruel)83.428522.418
🧗 (not 🛌)83.215922.415
overachiever (not underachiever)83.228023.628
existentialist (not nihilist)83.1718.010
focused on the future (not focused on the present)82.91623.412
tame (not wild)82.82617.017
proper (not scandalous)82.77929.615
chaste (not lustful)82.62327.617
reasonable (not deranged)82.610818.910
high standards (not desperate)82.514623.543
chortling (not giggling)82.45316.914
interested (not bored)82.49523.635
healthy (not sickly)82.220417.121
attentive (not interrupting)82.26422.331
optimistic (not pessimistic)82.28823.916
still (not twitchy)82.14024.339
open-minded (not close-minded)81.87813.218
deep (not shallow)81.89920.611
wholesome (not salacious)81.713918.817
master (not apprentice)81.628227.914
cooperative (not competitive)81.55625.815
scheduled (not spontaneous)81.520116.511
charming (not awkward)81.118722.223
🎩 (not 🧢)80.919828.712
factual (not exaggerating)80.99221.442
vegan (not cannibal)80.87621.911
fixable (not unfixable)80.82818.89
sober (not indulgent)80.83725.018
bossy (not meek)80.636426.014
🤖 (not 👻)80.63827.321
complimentary (not insulting)80.511522.523
consistent (not variable)80.58222.815
fast (not slow)80.320123.117
assertive (not passive)80.334822.128
nurturing (not poisonous)80.220920.716
sturdy (not flimsy)80.125128.811
pure (not debased)80.112623.219
blacksmith (not tailor)80.07726.716
prideful (not envious)79.913517.856
down2earth (not head@clouds)79.912527.120
💝 (not 💔)79.88931.016
trusting (not charming)79.61629.918
straight (not queer)79.541827.713
😊 (not 🤣)79.510427.812
fresh (not stinky)79.428326.416
intense (not lighthearted)79.233013.414
jock (not nerd)78.915024.515
English (not German)78.923926.618
utilitarian (not decorative)78.911724.315
gendered (not androgynous)78.752325.616
civilized (not barbaric)78.632527.518
sage (not whippersnapper)78.55226.814
armoured (not vulnerable)78.422324.522
dramatic (not comedic)78.430124.640
grateful (not entitled)78.413426.223
dominant (not submissive)78.243834.623
🐮 (not 🐷)78.2720.716
compersive (not jealous)77.88125.416
interesting (not tiresome)77.628125.615
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.133316.09
neurotypical (not autistic)76.926924.314
strict (not lenient)76.825321.714
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)76.612932.319
OCD (not ADHD)76.625025.734
tasteful (not lewd)76.422019.614
modest (not flamboyant)76.420022.020
average (not deviant)76.33629.715
macho (not metrosexual)76.311522.717
normal (not weird)76.16127.315
sensible (not ludicrous)76.024028.815
patient (not impatient)76.010929.526
beautiful (not ugly)76.062425.411
linear (not circular)75.94722.29
corporate (not freelance)75.816930.410
🤠 (not 🤑)75.819929.310
🐘 (not 🐀)75.79328.57
introspective (not not introspective)75.619228.115
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.620720.514
efficient (not overprepared)75.416127.313
straightforward (not cryptic)75.223832.918
reasoned (not instinctual)74.79520.015
communal (not individualist)74.54631.720
street-smart (not sheltered)74.441829.322
believable (not poorly-written)74.453327.014
😀 (not 😭)74.214328.219
multicolored (not monochrome)74.217829.813
good-humored (not angry)74.128625.314
attractive (not repulsive)74.055819.116
epic (not deep)73.512431.532
human (not animalistic)73.251129.316
minimalist (not pack rat)73.212829.514
good-cook (not bad-cook)72.813526.945
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.818733.09
sheriff (not outlaw)72.726835.615
thick-skinned (not sensitive)72.721728.617
tense (not relaxed)72.659124.913
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.543834.211
vintage (not trendy)72.548226.747
scientific (not artistic)72.232330.013
political (not nonpolitical)71.929727.019
formal (not intimate)71.923629.720
empath (not psychopath)71.942926.822
self-improving (not self-destructive)71.617723.014
concrete (not abstract)71.525530.120
no-nonsense (not dramatic)71.421234.419
objective (not subjective)71.36032.715
hard-work (not natural-talent)71.332731.938
🤔 (not 🤫)71.216529.819
specialist (not generalist)71.126528.214
normie (not freak)70.917825.830
permanent (not transient)70.921323.415
stylish (not slovenly)70.746220.813
intellectual (not physical)70.652220.521
genuine (not sarcastic)70.630135.620
😏 (not 😬)70.627426.615
frenzied (not sleepy)70.660025.516
industrial (not domestic)70.320526.618
reserved (not chatty)70.130222.811
suspicious (not awkward)70.049025.019
dry (not moist)69.920927.118
regular (not zany)69.711131.517
vanilla (not kinky)69.526720.419
purple (not orange)69.517927.110
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)69.516929.815
classical (not avant-garde)69.428829.718
theist (not atheist)68.916133.416
🥵 (not 🥶)68.825127.932
devout (not heathen)68.729630.313
extrovert (not introvert)68.646028.211
insider (not outsider)68.614934.311
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.534530.516
earth (not air)68.440528.323
rigid (not flexible)68.237528.517
exhibitionist (not bashful)68.246728.337
logical (not emotional)68.127033.417
🥾 (not 👟)67.629936.214
🥳 (not 🥴)67.317019.88
hard (not soft)67.147329.015
🦇 (not 🐿)67.129031.221
builder (not explorer)66.828533.715
🧕 (not 💃)66.712723.712
punk rock (not preppy)66.634333.719
slow-talking (not fast-talking)66.516421.914
urban (not rural)66.463629.09
technophile (not luddite)66.227918.66
hard (not soft)66.248526.914
🥰 (not 🙃)66.131733.512
forgiving (not vengeful)66.039734.316
demanding (not unchallenging)65.984128.026
politically correct (not edgy)65.826037.518
rich (not poor)65.856120.615
worldly (not innocent)65.470636.912
stable (not moody)65.416539.616
realist (not idealist)65.236436.613
demure (not vain)65.131031.09
sweet (not bitter)65.140926.512
hurried (not leisurely)65.137524.410
glad (not mad)65.028723.723
pretentious (not unassuming)65.047927.122
pensive (not serene)64.970532.536
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.938928.934
ambitious (not realistic)64.954232.923
warm (not quarrelsome)64.834422.113
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)64.841527.513
philosophical (not real)64.713630.814
historical (not modern)64.734533.415
sorrowful (not cheery)64.652624.419
obsessed (not aloof)64.651626.19
bright (not depressed)64.639428.714
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.427629.09
subdued (not exuberant)64.421227.114
guarded (not open)64.378437.023
🤐 (not 😜)64.340630.517
🏀 (not 🎨)63.835136.923
opinionated (not neutral)63.7101035.535
refined (not rugged)63.257735.212
smooth (not rough)63.139019.219
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.925832.414
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.847030.616
feminist (not sexist)62.872823.213
morning lark (not night owl)62.628529.710
independent (not codependent)62.665339.117
hoarder (not unprepared)62.454227.110
mainstream (not arcane)62.325233.213
resistant (not resigned)62.281141.417
methodical (not astonishing)62.058438.923
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)61.877429.514
accepting (not judgemental)61.543230.813
family-first (not work-first)61.450136.619
rebellious (not obedient)61.368737.99
conventional (not creative)61.139435.616
🐩 (not 🐒)60.950735.411
impartial (not biased)60.78330.012
warm (not cold)60.456630.721
wooden (not plastic)60.376930.522
private (not gregarious)60.165423.614
frugal (not lavish)60.056027.818
doer (not thinker)60.072233.234
triggered (not trolling)59.970021.115
extravagant (not thrifty)59.949727.230
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.534033.921
non-gamer (not gamer)59.367236.542
mysterious (not unambiguous)59.045929.510
vibrant (not geriatric)58.980931.518
secretive (not open-book)58.776325.918
open to new experinces (not uncreative)58.490130.214
extreme (not moderate)58.477334.719
basic (not hipster)58.371836.018
humorless (not funny)58.337927.316
loud (not quiet)58.262127.813
repetitive (not varied)58.263522.913
🦄 (not 🐴)57.844239.612
accommodating (not stubborn)57.723334.225
🦒 (not 🐐)57.519336.117
Russian (not French)57.534635.115
stoic (not expressive)57.344333.118
complicated (not simple)56.983234.515
mathematical (not literary)56.739036.017
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.719533.215
social (not reclusive)56.766426.619
playful (not shy)56.690926.016
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)56.655132.212
🧐 (not 😎)56.452336.116
haunted (not blissful)56.489434.523
offended (not chill)56.369628.717
manicured (not scruffy)56.182237.510
melee (not ranged)56.135327.69
sunny (not gloomy)56.050031.118
poetic (not factual)55.545529.919
pronatalist (not child free)55.435134.317
spiritual (not skeptical)55.328730.314
pacifist (not ferocious)54.943730.718
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)54.974528.720
💪 (not 🧠)54.938126.714
fighter (not lover)54.762936.427
fortunate (not unlucky)54.654529.514
bookish (not sporty)54.379833.326
western (not eastern)54.394033.914
conservative (not liberal)54.341938.013
sad (not happy)54.279627.112
oppressed (not privileged)54.240227.217
literal (not metaphorical)54.184943.812
Pepsi (not Coke)54.044437.736
apathetic (not curious)53.825639.016
sheeple (not conspiracist)53.730830.519
empirical (not theoretical)53.674532.720
🎃 (not 💀)53.460038.329
traumatized (not flourishing)53.089328.817
musical (not off-key)52.852331.118
libertarian (not socialist)52.483433.612
gatherer (not hunter)52.461337.012
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.184827.716
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.070934.512
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.864936.932
dispassionate (not romantic)51.639020.712
Greek (not Roman)51.561334.415
joyful (not miserable)51.451226.014
mild (not spicy)51.048033.724
fantastical (not realistic)50.960840.440
Swedish (not Italian)50.764232.615
water (not fire)50.352936.731
bold (not serious)50.678740.218

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. George Washington (0.885)
  2. Black Panther (0.878)
  3. Mufasa (0.876)
  4. Benjamin Sisko (0.855)
  5. Captain America (0.844)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.696)
  2. Dennis Nedry (-0.669)
  3. Ian Duncan (-0.668)
  4. A.J. Soprano (-0.652)
  5. Oscar Bluth (-0.629)

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: ESFP (r = 0.29)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.22)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.21)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.16)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.14)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.12)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.0)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.0)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.1)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.15)
  11. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.17)
  12. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.18)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.22)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.24)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.28)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.3)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.31)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.34)
  19. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.37)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.39)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.4)
  22. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.4)
  23. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.45)
  24. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.48)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.53)


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