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Jeff Portnoy Personality Statistics

Jeff Portnoy is a character from Tropic Thunder. 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
unorthodox (not traditional)94.276.113
zany (not regular)94.278.511
moody (not stable)93.6178.314
disorganized (not self-disciplined)91.9139.59
wild (not tame)90.76311.312
impatient (not patient)90.2517.813
chaotic (not orderly)89.26011.511
playful (not serious)88.9428.712
emotional (not logical)88.33210.515
scandalous (not proper)87.57712.013
entitled (not grateful)87.511616.014
stingy (not generous)87.55714.011
random (not pointed)87.22611.317
loud (not quiet)86.914512.017
extreme (not moderate)86.914119.713
first-mate (not captain)86.75212.17
privileged (not oppressed)86.517914.910
feisty (not gracious)86.310612.414
expressive (not monotone)86.211818.720
drop out (not valedictorian)86.14117.616
orange (not purple)86.01513.09
low IQ (not high IQ)85.91010.17
outlaw (not sheriff)85.910913.28
hedonist (not monastic)85.81419.66
messy (not neat)85.77019.713
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)85.76011.717
indulgent (not sober)85.68721.59
instinctual (not reasoned)85.6557.17
flamboyant (not modest)85.310114.320
crazy (not sane)85.18620.814
muddy (not washed)85.13116.727
overspender (not penny-pincher)85.15511.914
backdoor (not official)85.0748.010
clumsy (not coordinated)84.95410.620
perverted (not clean)84.96612.117
barbaric (not civilized)84.82813.710
lewd (not tasteful)84.73814.417
tardy (not on-time)84.55612.614
twitchy (not still)84.49823.425
slacker (not workaholic)84.34312.711
stinky (not fresh)84.33110.713
💃 (not 🧕)84.216619.313
experimental (not reliable)84.27419.313
exaggerating (not factual)84.212018.219
anxious (not calm)83.811415.212
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)83.64813.99
😜 (not 🤐)83.511620.522
self-destructive (not self-improving)82.612121.319
heathen (not devout)82.64510.115
wavering (not resolute)82.6518.911
ADHD (not OCD)82.47727.518
interrupting (not attentive)82.411711.816
fire (not water)82.422718.321
plays hard (not works hard)82.17920.214
thick (not thin)82.07712.18
cheesy (not chic)82.07918.028
goof-off (not studious)81.912021.011
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.914119.67
juvenile (not mature)81.910823.015
lazy (not diligent)81.71516.220
impulsive (not cautious)81.520928.111
foolish (not wise)81.48115.715
head@clouds (not down2earth)81.411814.616
edgy (not politically correct)81.415613.214
spontaneous (not deliberate)81.19218.412
weird (not normal)81.119019.612
🤣 (not 😊)80.96015.919
doer (not thinker)80.815419.322
beta (not alpha)80.510618.723
short (not tall)80.49915.611
western (not eastern)80.36023.47
sensitive (not thick-skinned)80.39418.112
expressive (not stoic)80.021920.118
freelance (not corporate)79.925325.124
ludicrous (not sensible)79.911521.310
🐐 (not 🦒)79.82620.813
rock (not rap)79.828125.324
freak (not normie)79.616419.526
playful (not shy)79.338223.615
reactive (not proactive)79.34125.026
often crying (not never cries)79.310716.425
emotional (not unemotional)79.234021.723
incompetent (not competent)79.14820.117
lustful (not chaste)78.820119.913
apprentice (not master)78.77719.715
deranged (not reasonable)78.416116.017
vague (not precise)78.32517.515
whimsical (not rational)78.016121.020
funny (not humorless)78.026525.615
night owl (not morning lark)78.027429.49
rugged (not refined)77.916716.117
quarrelsome (not warm)77.729724.112
desperate (not high standards)77.69522.519
sarcastic (not genuine)77.521522.519
spontaneous (not scheduled)77.424527.714
gossiping (not confidential)77.415724.610
weakass (not badass)77.27017.917
dramatic (not no-nonsense)76.923923.59
stubborn (not accommodating)76.951722.515
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)76.740626.723
ambitious (not realistic)76.727122.122
traumatized (not flourishing)76.626826.120
pessimistic (not optimistic)76.514827.711
rebellious (not obedient)76.542926.619
debased (not pure)76.223426.911
mischievous (not well behaved)75.845823.713
slugabed (not go-getter)75.72323.514
💪 (not 🧠)75.611824.317
underachiever (not overachiever)75.55824.819
anarchist (not statist)75.417317.98
tense (not relaxed)75.257228.912
trash (not treasure)75.2864.66
poisonous (not nurturing)75.123319.317
fearmongering (not reassuring)75.120617.522
multicolored (not monochrome)75.018529.315
fast-talking (not slow-talking)75.031521.918
👻 (not 🤖)74.911520.613
scruffy (not manicured)74.922826.812
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)74.911218.615
sickly (not healthy)74.87624.112
crafty (not scholarly)74.732421.911
spicy (not mild)74.741727.012
extravagant (not thrifty)74.629025.919
cringeworthy (not inspiring)74.618121.27
artistic (not scientific)74.523124.219
avant-garde (not classical)74.412321.312
kinky (not vanilla)74.326322.49
stuttering (not rhythmic)74.36826.68
psychopath (not empath)74.224417.918
codependent (not independent)73.915524.218
cocky (not timid)73.959224.332
gregarious (not private)73.918420.67
fantastical (not realistic)73.722228.320
chatty (not reserved)73.737922.58
slow (not fast)73.66021.29
comedic (not dramatic)73.59730.323
circular (not linear)73.46923.314
lost (not enlightened)73.419925.532
social (not reclusive)73.332627.318
folksy (not presidential)73.321121.918
quirky (not predictable)73.320628.825
indiscreet (not tactful)73.37923.810
cannibal (not vegan)73.328226.720
unobservant (not perceptive)73.34825.215
lavish (not frugal)73.227836.69
extrovert (not introvert)73.139923.216
salacious (not wholesome)73.026619.611
punk rock (not preppy)73.028231.524
selfish (not altruistic)72.631627.215
quitter (not persistent)72.5427.116
touchy-feely (not distant)72.521229.922
masculine (not feminine)72.456620.317
low-tech (not high-tech)72.326521.516
shallow (not deep)72.315626.412
whippersnapper (not sage)72.113420.614
English (not German)72.066936.218
exuberant (not subdued)72.036323.622
frenzied (not sleepy)72.058827.429
roundabout (not direct)71.76529.214
disreputable (not prestigious)71.715823.114
rude (not respectful)71.725730.212
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)71.626525.925
unpolished (not eloquent)71.421232.88
receiving (not giving)71.426429.931
bold (not shy)71.395616.615
child free (not pronatalist)71.236824.913
straightforward (not cryptic)71.042533.013
vain (not demure)70.737027.310
ironic (not profound)70.718023.821
pretentious (not unassuming)70.438520.611
autistic (not neurotypical)70.43422.414
modern (not historical)70.436519.18
oxymoron (not tautology)70.210118.518
hypocritical (not equitable)70.127422.416
sexist (not feminist)70.124723.29
pensive (not serene)70.149223.210
jaded (not innocent)70.158323.722
dunce (not genius)69.714917.913
focused on the present (not focused on the future)69.420929.414
astonishing (not methodical)69.315823.610
demonic (not angelic)69.330417.09
gatherer (not hunter)69.333929.723
lenient (not strict)69.230220.813
exhibitionist (not bashful)69.145231.121
vulnerable (not armoured)69.020029.717
everyman (not chosen one)69.020725.125
radical (not centrist)69.028720.623
not introspective (not introspective)68.912630.210
ignorant (not knowledgeable)68.915219.013
leisurely (not hurried)68.918434.29
physical (not intellectual)68.824928.217
helpless (not resourceful)68.86429.011
abstract (not concrete)68.622327.318
worldly (not innocent)68.472329.012
creative (not conventional)68.441828.414
hesitant (not decisive)68.312720.312
sad (not happy)68.347223.519
jealous (not compersive)68.334915.23
always down (not picky)68.310427.420
rustic (not cultured)68.221122.025
🐷 (not 🐮)68.016133.916
vibrant (not geriatric)68.063423.319
flimsy (not sturdy)67.917532.018
Coke (not Pepsi)67.712439.916
vengeful (not forgiving)67.547921.815
flexible (not rigid)67.521421.011
pack rat (not minimalist)67.421925.814
paranoid (not naive)67.346527.018
unambiguous (not mysterious)67.240530.515
loose (not tight)67.221629.320
summer (not winter)67.143928.121
natural-talent (not hard-work)67.116320.717
charming (not trusting)67.042323.317
creepy (not disarming)67.018615.711
money-focused (not love-focused)67.031032.120
🤡 (not 👽)66.921336.412
🧢 (not 🎩)66.941932.117
Swedish (not Italian)66.925923.922
rough (not smooth)66.836525.421
intimate (not formal)66.734524.47
nonpolitical (not political)66.621731.418
subjective (not objective)66.516223.16
conspiracist (not sheeple)66.458927.58
🛌 (not 🧗)66.421334.724
idealist (not realist)66.434625.212
long-winded (not concise)66.324927.215
urban (not rural)66.273927.213
emancipated (not enslaved)66.163727.418
slothful (not active)66.18434.013
suspicious (not trusting)65.955825.915
judgemental (not accepting)65.848834.811
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)65.822224.511
unprepared (not hoarder)65.618723.49
🎨 (not 🏀)65.668426.412
literary (not mathematical)65.348325.515
rich (not poor)65.364927.618
😈 (not 😇)65.346129.312
kind (not cruel)65.284323.413
bitter (not sweet)65.147629.27
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)65.160925.112
warm (not cold)64.955425.211
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.719728.811
depressed (not bright)64.734026.512
gullible (not cynical)64.727026.713
insecure (not confident)64.422328.117
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)64.446429.08
loyal (not traitorous)64.4103019.511
plastic (not wooden)64.415627.220
skeptical (not spiritual)64.383532.716
imaginative (not practical)64.231426.016
queer (not straight)64.215526.15
irrelevant (not important)64.18029.216
unfixable (not fixable)64.129127.818
opinionated (not jealous)64.087033.921
insulting (not complimentary)63.644326.214
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.432626.58
animalistic (not human)63.420928.617
🦄 (not 🐴)63.336534.114
transient (not permanent)63.022524.911
scrub (not legit)63.016427.919
soft (not hard)62.945923.614
opinionated (not neutral)62.9117226.116
🐒 (not 🐩)62.840335.514
noob (not pro)62.719727.920
gamer (not non-gamer)62.733437.425
believable (not poorly-written)62.4121427.912
explorer (not builder)62.249919.711
work-first (not family-first)62.157018.611
variable (not consistent)62.126527.912
genocidal (not not genocidal)62.127332.334
varied (not repetitive)61.919237.79
individualist (not communal)61.965327.311
haunted (not blissful)61.883133.616
unmotivated (not motivated)61.87029.218
unlucky (not fortunate)61.749730.613
😎 (not 🧐)61.658825.313
epic (not deep)61.643626.520
mad (not glad)61.564733.615
poetic (not factual)61.337424.016
princess (not queen)61.235933.027
oblivious (not alert)61.131627.612
🤔 (not 🤫)61.056927.616
close-minded (not open-minded)60.937524.69
unfaithful (not devoted)60.916332.420
arrogant (not humble)60.869132.213
real (not philosophical)60.878127.913
earth (not air)60.875028.116
deviant (not average)60.674224.016
democratic (not authoritarian)60.461426.316
atheist (not theist)60.369426.116
miserable (not joyful)60.272134.618
secretive (not open-book)60.281331.923
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.191034.18
indie (not pop)60.174236.315
hypochondriac (not stoic)60.134330.015
🥴 (not 🥳)60.058532.015
narcissistic (not low self esteem)59.973435.917
puny (not mighty)59.727021.412
bad boy (not white knight)59.648829.924
empirical (not theoretical)59.551136.08
bold (not serious)59.465026.518
contrarian (not yes-man)59.475025.826
resistant (not resigned)59.3105228.310
competitive (not cooperative)59.283529.412
literal (not metaphorical)59.177929.59
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)58.943128.613
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)58.951633.818
asexual (not sexual)58.833328.621
androgynous (not gendered)58.77325.511
outsider (not insider)58.659924.512
liberal (not conservative)58.678334.48
apathetic (not curious)58.520633.48
frank (not sugarcoated)58.4104530.437
good-humored (not angry)58.370930.410
soft (not hard)58.353736.312
💩 (not 🌟)58.228437.112
🐿 (not 🦇)58.271137.317
🥵 (not 🥶)58.261330.024
common sense (not analysis)58.135129.818
awkward (not suspicious)57.938422.49
meek (not bossy)57.734825.710
trendy (not vintage)57.529321.913
interesting (not tiresome)57.3103827.914
transparent (not machiavellian)57.260029.423
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.122538.19
🐀 (not 🐘)57.154130.011
unambitious (not driven)57.09230.011
young (not old)56.986819.218
cunning (not honorable)56.853131.115
gloomy (not sunny)56.875124.126
😭 (not 😀)56.658834.219
libertarian (not socialist)56.467420.710
protagonist (not antagonist)56.3105825.923
chivalrous (not businesslike)56.062329.123
repulsive (not attractive)55.931126.38
👟 (not 🥾)55.966736.125
Russian (not French)55.841034.516
dog person (not cat person)55.766233.223
passive (not assertive)55.631930.08
metrosexual (not macho)55.485527.917
flirtatious (not prudish)55.376126.622
simple (not complicated)55.235833.310
moist (not dry)55.260926.816
basic (not hipster)54.990029.99
self-assured (not self-conscious)54.9104832.412
technophile (not luddite)54.762221.17
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.5121436.416
existentialist (not nihilist)54.593627.58
demanding (not unchallenging)54.5119034.728
egalitarian (not racist)54.4126927.814
😬 (not 😏)54.255738.612
Roman (not Greek)54.066629.713
bad-cook (not good-cook)54.070732.618
dorky (not cool)53.963433.112
soulless (not soulful)53.835529.117
sheltered (not street-smart)53.751627.011
impartial (not biased)53.623631.18
flower child (not goth)53.694330.022
guarded (not open)53.4115127.712
intense (not lighthearted)53.4105237.917
chortling (not giggling)53.496932.022
trolling (not triggered)53.441123.514
open to new experinces (not uncreative)53.3112134.812
ferocious (not pacifist)53.294533.613
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.244035.616
jock (not nerd)53.064030.819
🏌 (not 🤺)53.029830.513
submissive (not dominant)52.949231.215
involved (not remote)52.9120923.47
specialist (not generalist)52.997625.38
💝 (not 💔)52.977632.911
📉 (not 📈)52.936633.016
envious (not prideful)52.822530.427
ugly (not beautiful)52.730026.616
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.743430.211
off-key (not musical)52.785030.221
one-faced (not two-faced)52.7100335.59
🙃 (not 🥰)52.570837.214
interested (not bored)52.5117332.417
awkward (not charming)52.153332.016
tailor (not blacksmith)52.196632.814
lover (not fighter)52.174731.513
sorrowful (not cheery)52.093327.914
villainous (not heroic)52.040123.615
chill (not offended)52.059931.615
overprepared (not efficient)52.031625.117
loveable (not punchable)52.099836.716
ranged (not melee)52.093632.422
brave (not careful)51.9101222.114
arcane (not mainstream)51.988935.79
bookish (not sporty)51.996431.711
🎃 (not 💀)51.871834.719
extraordinary (not mundane)51.7110831.118
domestic (not industrial)51.770832.011
obsessed (not aloof)51.3118130.913
dispassionate (not romantic)51.145233.021
stylish (not slovenly)51.0102539.111
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.076126.06
decorative (not utilitarian)50.951629.29
🤠 (not 🤑)50.198236.48

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (0.801)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (0.797)
  3. Krusty the Clown (0.786)
  4. Seth (0.781)
  5. David Della Rocco (0.767)
  6. Erlich Bachman (0.756)
  7. Myrtle Wilson (0.755)
  8. Janice Soprano (0.75)
  9. Homer Simpson (0.745)
  10. Ben Chang (0.744)
  1. Elsie Carson (-0.666)
  2. Tom Hagen (-0.665)
  3. Carlisle Cullen (-0.663)
  4. Alfred Pennyworth (-0.655)
  5. Kimball Cho (-0.655)
  6. Melinda Warner (-0.649)
  7. William Somerset (-0.648)
  8. Raymond Holt (-0.647)
  9. Harold Cooper (-0.646)
  10. Dr. Bob Sweeney (-0.641)

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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