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Cedric Daniels Personality Statistics

Cedric Daniels is a character from The Wire. 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
studious (not goof-off)95.296.116
diligent (not lazy)94.6497.3122
valedictorian (not drop out)94.0337.022
perceptive (not unobservant)93.5378.222
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.9649.2111
rational (not whimsical)92.828.8134
workaholic (not slacker)92.1678.939
rhythmic (not stuttering)92.0119.927
serious (not playful)91.43110.8146
deliberate (not spontaneous)91.3258.1121
competent (not incompetent)91.310010.8115
tactful (not indiscreet)91.127.28
high IQ (not low IQ)90.71369.9129
no-nonsense (not dramatic)90.7514.057
tall (not short)90.63112.4131
precise (not vague)89.8269.789
sturdy (not flimsy)89.7467.816
coordinated (not clumsy)89.69111.9118
neat (not messy)89.66010.877
persistent (not quitter)89.52689.214
mature (not juvenile)89.44515.137
orderly (not chaotic)89.22814.2145
manicured (not scruffy)89.213613.0109
legit (not scrub)89.1357.422
pro (not noob)88.714917.315
consistent (not variable)88.71811.514
eloquent (not unpolished)88.66714.5137
civilized (not barbaric)88.68012.9131
sensible (not ludicrous)88.41515.1145
driven (not unambitious)88.224715.4109
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.16714.5142
stoic (not expressive)87.91315.6117
knowledgeable (not ignorant)87.813014.218
scientific (not artistic)87.5499.9106
reserved (not chatty)87.54911.0126
believable (not poorly-written)87.53411.618
bossy (not meek)87.415011.6132
sheriff (not outlaw)87.25515.4105
concrete (not abstract)86.91310.418
tight (not loose)86.9728.417
confidential (not gossiping)86.810413.5111
masculine (not feminine)86.518013.9120
intense (not lighthearted)86.115014.219
healthy (not sickly)85.810617.399
captain (not first-mate)85.714621.8115
active (not slothful)85.321812.2102
sane (not crazy)85.21522.915
confident (not insecure)85.113817.8126
guarded (not open)85.016311.9132
master (not apprentice)85.019111.954
deep (not shallow)85.04512.531
works hard (not plays hard)84.812421.5123
stylish (not slovenly)84.812417.6132
reasonable (not deranged)84.86914.218
cautious (not impulsive)84.73312.9114
sober (not indulgent)84.71718.5115
direct (not roundabout)84.513318.9115
formal (not intimate)84.45816.527
dominant (not submissive)84.326214.8119
wise (not foolish)84.38013.5121
logical (not emotional)84.34817.6149
🐘 (not 🐀)84.21614.025
armoured (not vulnerable)84.08813.698
methodical (not astonishing)83.84916.7113
practical (not imaginative)83.88520.4109
straight (not queer)83.724120.642
strict (not lenient)83.512316.6146
mighty (not puny)83.317315.1117
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.36421.3122
alert (not oblivious)83.215826.08
hard (not soft)83.112813.8116
proper (not scandalous)83.17317.1110
tense (not relaxed)83.023119.4117
work-first (not family-first)83.015717.4109
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.019711.918
🤖 (not 👻)82.51713.315
important (not irrelevant)82.434519.130
permanent (not transient)82.33317.437
private (not gregarious)82.39916.6143
presidential (not folksy)82.39320.023
assertive (not passive)82.227320.3112
alpha (not beta)82.226119.1130
bold (not shy)81.950917.9121
efficient (not overprepared)81.92915.114
prestigious (not disreputable)81.813118.299
egalitarian (not racist)81.739316.116
reasoned (not instinctual)81.72618.5132
utilitarian (not decorative)81.76419.336
tasteful (not lewd)81.410720.7147
corporate (not freelance)81.19918.015
builder (not explorer)81.12916.0105
go-getter (not slugabed)81.132222.317
resourceful (not helpless)80.842321.436
skeptical (not spiritual)80.719918.4117
respectful (not rude)80.717719.0126
hard (not soft)80.716116.130
resolute (not wavering)80.713418.012
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.68918.2116
genius (not dunce)80.024015.1136
introspective (not not introspective)80.09219.937
preppy (not punk rock)79.819823.819
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.616523.417
decisive (not hesitant)79.629620.1139
humorless (not funny)79.66219.0129
attractive (not repulsive)79.537618.2146
refined (not rugged)79.418318.1148
worldly (not innocent)79.229717.0107
serious (not bold)79.14724.4110
🌟 (not 💩)79.135322.613
fresh (not stinky)79.028520.426
well behaved (not mischievous)78.99919.9132
self-assured (not self-conscious)78.623619.8108
suspicious (not awkward)78.521816.7127
regular (not zany)78.22820.211
intellectual (not physical)78.130917.1108
literal (not metaphorical)78.17918.790
rigid (not flexible)78.015319.8110
modest (not flamboyant)77.616423.1142
gloomy (not sunny)77.618923.916
heroic (not villainous)77.344816.6126
sorrowful (not cheery)77.216112.5125
urban (not rural)77.025528.433
human (not animalistic)76.736022.2105
self-improving (not self-destructive)76.69819.919
devout (not heathen)76.511022.3115
😇 (not 😈)76.420316.013
loyal (not traitorous)76.460722.2102
thick-skinned (not sensitive)76.313420.1153
classical (not avant-garde)76.312422.134
objective (not subjective)76.22422.837
😊 (not 🤣)76.117411.916
normal (not weird)75.66021.6106
empirical (not theoretical)75.63923.1135
purple (not orange)75.58520.982
beautiful (not ugly)75.559216.533
dry (not moist)75.111017.821
realist (not idealist)74.814026.732
enlightened (not lost)74.812519.116
hoarder (not unprepared)74.613114.583
cold (not warm)74.421219.499
minimalist (not pack rat)74.49822.317
independent (not codependent)74.335321.3113
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.124721.342
linear (not circular)74.16928.023
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.032020.513
bookish (not sporty)73.941920.3114
angry (not good-humored)73.815516.187
mathematical (not literary)73.611123.3110
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.619928.022
straightforward (not cryptic)73.427927.2118
suspicious (not trusting)73.232321.6132
🧗 (not 🛌)73.136127.528
street-smart (not sheltered)73.140524.587
🧕 (not 💃)73.14222.119
reliable (not experimental)73.125325.621
subdued (not exuberant)72.96529.117
🤺 (not 🏌)72.844625.014
👽 (not 🤡)72.716424.316
treasure (not trash)72.563119.024
🤐 (not 😜)72.520926.510
official (not backdoor)72.315624.2102
child free (not pronatalist)72.228626.378
nurturing (not poisonous)72.238813.634
rich (not poor)72.241117.2114
smooth (not rough)72.117123.8124
mad (not glad)72.130324.913
quiet (not loud)72.021323.8149
basic (not hipster)72.027826.2122
sage (not whippersnapper)72.013729.222
frugal (not lavish)71.723921.7125
🎩 (not 🧢)71.637331.214
compersive (not jealous)71.417421.5106
genuine (not sarcastic)71.128926.5112
monastic (not hedonist)71.15726.617
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.830127.413
complicated (not simple)70.446023.497
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.460425.8133
scholarly (not crafty)70.316625.6115
🧠 (not 💪)70.253525.619
industrial (not domestic)70.119620.737
neurotypical (not autistic)69.956125.4110
equitable (not hypocritical)69.925725.449
thin (not thick)69.831830.359
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.824916.519
interesting (not tiresome)69.849424.5110
stable (not moody)69.710625.8114
sad (not happy)69.733717.3103
🦇 (not 🐿)69.523027.512
curious (not apathetic)69.443624.8116
politically correct (not edgy)69.418425.7119
involved (not remote)69.249424.9123
resistant (not resigned)69.250723.9109
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.921625.5110
introvert (not extrovert)68.718824.1111
Roman (not Greek)68.713130.37
calm (not anxious)68.620124.9102
statist (not anarchist)68.624227.727
honorable (not cunning)68.538425.9132
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.527422.5106
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)68.418327.634
pure (not debased)68.235521.5110
🐴 (not 🦄)68.231833.816
triggered (not trolling)68.235222.025
political (not nonpolitical)68.035929.9113
reclusive (not social)68.025922.221
ferocious (not pacifist)67.950824.1134
macho (not metrosexual)67.522224.814
quarrelsome (not warm)67.444421.5106
judgemental (not accepting)67.238125.169
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)67.220429.918
cool (not dorky)67.141215.221
🥾 (not 👟)67.128929.317
tame (not wild)67.023425.595
🧐 (not 😎)66.726624.724
📈 (not 📉)66.740526.624
factual (not poetic)66.736132.920
secretive (not open-book)66.551331.814
conventional (not creative)66.326827.3132
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)66.332625.886
vanilla (not kinky)66.132626.2118
moderate (not extreme)65.917927.2114
chortling (not giggling)65.848024.523
kind (not cruel)65.768219.4129
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)65.537324.8114
bitter (not sweet)65.539520.4102
charming (not awkward)65.353825.0133
emancipated (not enslaved)65.354726.294
💝 (not 💔)65.233131.027
impartial (not biased)65.14123.7114
altruistic (not selfish)65.046425.2115
obedient (not rebellious)65.025025.899
🐩 (not 🐒)65.039328.08
authoritarian (not democratic)64.933824.8120
specialist (not generalist)64.941729.234
repetitive (not varied)64.736823.249
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.627125.618
extraordinary (not mundane)64.664226.7102
🥴 (not 🥳)64.434921.414
🐮 (not 🐷)64.426624.816
real (not philosophical)64.252427.479
hunter (not gatherer)64.249132.317
angelic (not demonic)64.149722.3144
high-tech (not low-tech)63.937221.8113
soulful (not soulless)63.876626.432
miserable (not joyful)63.751913.511
traditional (not unorthodox)63.632828.452
gendered (not androgynous)63.398530.742
obsessed (not aloof)63.252427.8136
conservative (not liberal)63.224026.014
😭 (not 😀)63.132325.115
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.820225.119
disarming (not creepy)62.672026.447
tailor (not blacksmith)62.161631.922
patient (not impatient)61.728429.243
Swedish (not Italian)61.230927.215
offended (not chill)61.154127.719
musical (not off-key)61.032325.116
feminist (not sexist)60.771722.716
shy (not playful)60.517820.1120
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.575335.213
demure (not vain)60.441225.5103
🤔 (not 🤫)60.450731.519
old (not young)60.039319.2127
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.844533.392
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.533329.4114
feisty (not gracious)59.577227.9126
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.169725.072
French (not Russian)59.059928.418
🥰 (not 🙃)58.948032.518
ranged (not melee)58.846731.513
mainstream (not arcane)58.731730.6109
🦒 (not 🐐)58.716434.022
privileged (not oppressed)58.675623.521
libertarian (not socialist)58.050524.690
😏 (not 😬)58.054720.28
frenzied (not sleepy)58.098021.115
careful (not brave)57.928526.1127
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.965025.215
monochrome (not multicolored)57.848527.133
wholesome (not salacious)57.661136.65
fortunate (not unlucky)57.443725.6139
nerd (not jock)57.465826.0133
bright (not depressed)57.353328.298
insider (not outsider)57.241327.877
insulting (not complimentary)57.049419.327
fast (not slow)56.982726.9117
existentialist (not nihilist)56.966628.033
communal (not individualist)56.833727.526
fixable (not unfixable)56.866233.825
vegan (not cannibal)56.754822.912
🤠 (not 🤑)56.667627.617
English (not German)56.6104337.316
competitive (not cooperative)56.275228.6116
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.724835.690
technophile (not luddite)55.648024.1107
loveable (not punchable)55.673324.717
dispassionate (not romantic)55.629231.218
unambiguous (not mysterious)55.563230.1100
morning lark (not night owl)54.341132.068
average (not deviant)54.238322.772
eastern (not western)54.120831.919
chaste (not lustful)53.947129.4111
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)53.969733.430
forgiving (not vengeful)53.859527.5111
trusting (not charming)53.748625.7105
open to new experinces (not uncreative)53.492127.6117
humble (not arrogant)52.850225.7105
spicy (not mild)52.680327.5120
close-minded (not open-minded)52.545927.1104
atheist (not theist)52.274829.031
flourishing (not traumatized)51.939923.414
historical (not modern)51.754130.272
hurried (not leisurely)51.774326.193
unassuming (not pretentious)51.650725.816
vibrant (not geriatric)51.294230.319

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. M (0.908)
  2. Raymond Holt (0.889)
  3. Dana Scully (0.887)
  4. William Adama (0.882)
  5. Dr. Eric Foreman (0.871)
  1. Homer Simpson (-0.711)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.705)
  3. Bob Pinciotti (-0.703)
  4. Denny (-0.7)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.684)

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. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.58)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.56)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.54)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.4)
  5. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.39)
  6. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.36)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.35)
  8. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.28)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.27)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.24)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.18)
  12. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.15)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.11)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.1)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.09)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.08)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.03)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.29)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.3)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.33)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.44)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.44)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.48)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.53)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.53)


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