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Frank Sobotka Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Frank Sobotka 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. 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
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)95.747.3112
🧢 (not 🎩)93.2710.920
masculine (not feminine)92.19810.4135
vintage (not trendy)92.11310.418
🥾 (not 👟)91.42111.216
punk rock (not preppy)91.1439.312
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)90.63010.132
haunted (not blissful)90.2379.214
provincial (not cosmopolitan)89.5512.2131
pointed (not random)89.5629.98
scruffy (not manicured)89.34512.1110
rugged (not refined)89.23312.0116
stubborn (not accommodating)89.214310.114
straight (not queer)89.08615.140
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)88.8719.1109
utilitarian (not decorative)88.61212.131
gendered (not androgynous)88.312219.045
rock (not rap)87.85210.116
miserable (not joyful)87.65312.013
winter (not summer)87.4399.018
everyman (not chosen one)87.4619.05
macho (not metrosexual)87.22320.917
slovenly (not stylish)86.92410.5117
tense (not relaxed)86.717412.9132
lowbrow (not highbrow)86.7817.683
🐒 (not 🐩)86.4219.514
serious (not playful)86.314713.6121
basic (not hipster)86.23114.4107
low-tech (not high-tech)86.13812.9101
rustic (not cultured)86.01710.610
sad (not happy)85.85611.897
concise (not long-winded)85.7198.77
hard-work (not natural-talent)85.31810.814
wooden (not plastic)85.1337.913
earth (not air)84.64916.813
intense (not lighthearted)84.526712.619
demanding (not unchallenging)84.532023.015
frank (not sugarcoated)84.520329.010
classical (not avant-garde)84.42418.227
mad (not glad)84.311413.119
offended (not chill)84.311115.524
rough (not smooth)84.15516.1121
🐴 (not 🦄)83.86718.217
self-destructive (not self-improving)83.810416.317
sorrowful (not cheery)83.78710.9104
pensive (not serene)83.6307.410
unpolished (not eloquent)83.54919.1112
unlucky (not fortunate)83.34515.3117
gloomy (not sunny)82.814512.416
crafty (not scholarly)82.711613.5102
luddite (not technophile)82.61818.1111
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.519420.411
cocky (not timid)82.540613.810
sexist (not feminist)81.811115.317
literal (not metaphorical)81.65418.793
builder (not explorer)81.43116.8111
🏀 (not 🎨)81.116624.524
real (not philosophical)80.79515.470
bitter (not sweet)80.619818.499
depressed (not bright)80.48418.789
works hard (not plays hard)80.235821.2114
guarded (not open)79.548820.0123
historical (not modern)79.413520.166
concrete (not abstract)79.411418.620
biased (not impartial)79.419922.086
messy (not neat)79.316615.564
street-smart (not sheltered)79.337818.895
desperate (not high standards)79.38222.518
industrial (not domestic)78.86523.836
communal (not individualist)78.82516.624
chortling (not giggling)78.812015.621
opinionated (not neutral)78.872622.611
traditional (not unorthodox)78.712218.133
frugal (not lavish)78.611120.2101
backdoor (not official)78.618122.5103
anxious (not calm)78.225817.3123
feisty (not gracious)78.239918.2106
believable (not poorly-written)78.247018.516
motivated (not unmotivated)78.2103723.915
angry (not good-humored)78.115217.5101
Russian (not French)78.15619.613
traumatized (not flourishing)77.831115.513
persistent (not quitter)77.6119421.512
blacksmith (not tailor)77.612819.625
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)77.647923.410
thick (not thin)77.416217.169
🥴 (not 🥳)77.312119.515
practical (not imaginative)77.133421.9119
romantic (not dispassionate)76.84359.815
quarrelsome (not warm)76.536419.4104
cannibal (not vegan)76.423322.216
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.410621.822
💔 (not 💝)76.218329.233
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)76.111522.216
muddy (not washed)76.111822.316
businesslike (not chivalrous)75.427415.111
lost (not enlightened)75.419324.216
impatient (not patient)75.347021.729
doer (not thinker)75.334815.011
😭 (not 😀)75.113219.823
factual (not exaggerating)75.126725.114
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.149122.3107
modest (not flamboyant)75.030426.898
old (not young)75.027413.599
physical (not intellectual)74.920221.0134
pessimistic (not optimistic)74.921821.2118
straightforward (not cryptic)74.832527.4124
consistent (not variable)74.629126.322
linear (not circular)74.65929.711
close-minded (not open-minded)74.618920.784
moody (not stable)74.552823.9113
edgy (not politically correct)74.536219.2122
prideful (not envious)74.543025.913
regular (not zany)74.48924.317
direct (not roundabout)74.355524.5115
suspicious (not awkward)74.344221.5107
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)74.019422.088
bold (not shy)73.9106723.1116
dramatic (not comedic)73.957423.813
subdued (not exuberant)73.89223.320
down2earth (not head@clouds)73.633428.089
alert (not oblivious)73.462719.510
melee (not ranged)73.46327.112
enslaved (not emancipated)73.36121.5102
no-nonsense (not dramatic)73.324026.735
📉 (not 📈)73.23621.020
jock (not nerd)73.132223.2110
contrarian (not yes-man)73.135926.211
hard (not soft)73.046024.8108
rigid (not flexible)72.935221.7100
bossy (not meek)72.975822.994
jaded (not innocent)72.862422.09
💀 (not 🎃)72.733928.820
stinky (not fresh)72.615719.320
repulsive (not attractive)72.514016.4108
off-key (not musical)72.522512.910
pronatalist (not child free)72.414021.971
political (not nonpolitical)72.337928.6104
stoic (not hypochondriac)72.231329.95
💪 (not 🧠)72.219527.918
😬 (not 😏)72.116422.426
triggered (not trolling)71.933818.218
realistic (not fantastical)71.845222.814
uncreative (not open to new experinces)71.812023.4105
monochrome (not multicolored)71.828028.932
cynical (not gullible)71.856524.121
ferocious (not pacifist)71.560722.8112
emotional (not logical)71.443920.0127
mischievous (not well behaved)71.365521.8127
devoted (not unfaithful)71.3117529.015
conservative (not liberal)71.320929.218
confidential (not gossiping)71.177524.4100
disreputable (not prestigious)71.119720.081
captain (not first-mate)71.054928.690
fighter (not lover)70.737826.311
empirical (not theoretical)70.713723.280
fearmongering (not reassuring)70.731326.312
main character (not side character)70.757414.94
skeptical (not spiritual)70.475224.993
🤐 (not 😜)70.340624.421
indie (not pop)70.352626.810
drop out (not valedictorian)70.228721.215
strict (not lenient)70.250723.7110
dog person (not cat person)70.136227.319
suspicious (not trusting)70.053527.4119
secretive (not open-book)69.967423.617
loyal (not traitorous)69.8115528.3133
never cries (not often crying)69.856932.411
involved (not remote)69.769625.973
hard (not soft)69.754824.744
fire (not water)69.565625.513
not genocidal (not genocidal)69.593227.26
vanilla (not kinky)69.437922.786
driven (not unambitious)69.4133923.495
common sense (not analysis)69.310127.715
conventional (not creative)69.231723.8107
ugly (not beautiful)69.211517.829
thrifty (not extravagant)69.234822.117
frenzied (not sleepy)69.091019.421
non-gamer (not gamer)69.060531.114
poor (not rich)68.934322.698
hurried (not leisurely)68.936823.791
assertive (not passive)68.989126.4114
scandalous (not proper)68.953026.182
debased (not pure)68.444523.0117
workaholic (not slacker)68.4112628.634
reserved (not chatty)68.349626.6109
serious (not bold)68.331126.1109
go-getter (not slugabed)68.3116717.78
prudish (not flirtatious)68.031734.59
machiavellian (not transparent)67.943429.47
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)67.823622.418
ironic (not profound)67.727723.612
lewd (not tasteful)67.325522.3110
perverted (not clean)67.331921.411
stoic (not expressive)67.234527.8130
realist (not idealist)67.244329.327
salacious (not wholesome)67.243325.913
Greek (not Roman)67.26730.916
folksy (not presidential)67.241328.416
insulting (not complimentary)66.944421.246
perceptive (not unobservant)66.8123830.221
tight (not loose)66.879030.217
dominant (not submissive)66.793126.4107
orange (not purple)66.730125.356
short (not tall)66.738323.1106
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)66.431428.019
mundane (not extraordinary)66.417823.9107
specialist (not generalist)66.354625.426
🐐 (not 🦒)66.351730.521
rational (not whimsical)65.967625.3107
resistant (not resigned)65.894827.8109
asexual (not sexual)65.829037.011
emotional (not unemotional)65.897626.912
queen (not princess)65.879732.210
reliable (not experimental)65.760027.220
cheesy (not chic)65.653918.114
unambiguous (not mysterious)65.454728.7109
studious (not goof-off)65.499927.119
worldly (not innocent)65.398225.6110
😈 (not 😇)65.355323.117
vengeful (not forgiving)65.261826.9106
🧕 (not 💃)65.220923.639
unfixable (not fixable)65.232426.823
🤠 (not 🤑)65.177426.712
🤡 (not 👽)65.130823.412
twitchy (not still)65.070621.714
dorky (not cool)64.948129.117
bad-cook (not good-cook)64.945634.717
diligent (not lazy)64.9149725.896
master (not apprentice)64.892224.436
monotone (not expressive)64.830729.56
obsessed (not aloof)64.773427.1110
methodical (not astonishing)64.770419.880
💩 (not 🌟)64.723823.320
on-time (not tardy)64.795631.612
permanent (not transient)64.553529.855
predictable (not quirky)64.538121.38
wild (not tame)64.385524.474
theist (not atheist)64.331725.329
generous (not stingy)64.382431.411
repetitive (not varied)64.253229.224
arrogant (not humble)64.174724.686
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.179427.8102
loud (not quiet)64.171428.0104
humorless (not funny)64.138226.5112
urban (not rural)64.198229.427
soulful (not soulless)63.8120925.236
neurotypical (not autistic)63.7110124.887
🤺 (not 🏌)63.7106128.214
geriatric (not vibrant)63.721426.819
sensible (not ludicrous)63.679025.6100
awkward (not charming)63.537523.1113
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.561627.3120
instinctual (not reasoned)63.470628.0113
bored (not interested)63.412920.98
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.383727.968
entitled (not grateful)63.264327.612
authoritarian (not democratic)63.151729.4110
extreme (not moderate)63.090525.590
🐷 (not 🐮)62.528028.832
OCD (not ADHD)62.390222.86
private (not gregarious)62.189726.7106
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)62.071926.922
foolish (not wise)61.948623.6110
claustrophobic (not spelunker)61.927330.614
dunce (not genius)61.828220.3136
badass (not weakass)61.8121125.916
scientific (not artistic)61.675419.190
outlaw (not sheriff)61.675026.0103
barbaric (not civilized)61.537721.7101
😊 (not 🤣)61.491320.616
interrupting (not attentive)61.460921.58
demonic (not angelic)61.354421.191
cold (not warm)61.360824.1100
sturdy (not flimsy)61.2107424.513
eastern (not western)60.813135.823
🥶 (not 🥵)60.843428.313
slow (not fast)60.724321.9119
judgemental (not accepting)60.772329.779
jealous (not compersive)60.663428.076
sickly (not healthy)60.531022.9123
resourceful (not helpless)60.5144330.946
pro (not noob)60.5125722.917
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.5106226.516
goth (not flower child)60.346025.516
German (not English)60.28525.914
deep (not epic)60.248622.210
normal (not weird)60.147627.791
trusting (not charming)60.053023.8105
sporty (not bookish)59.957725.390
Italian (not Swedish)59.967731.215
rude (not respectful)59.755128.0122
resolute (not wavering)59.7115029.814
alpha (not beta)59.6103428.895
giving (not receiving)59.499934.116
knowledgeable (not ignorant)59.3124828.318
rebellious (not obedient)59.2102826.886
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)59.142624.614
dry (not moist)59.163327.220
deranged (not reasonable)58.858325.617
bad boy (not white knight)58.761323.914
human (not animalistic)58.6126728.3117
normie (not freak)58.562132.615
mathematical (not literary)58.250126.883
hypocritical (not equitable)58.263632.346
money-focused (not love-focused)58.249329.514
devout (not heathen)58.180429.4103
🙃 (not 🥰)58.165230.322
🛌 (not 🧗)58.144928.336
extrovert (not introvert)58.091731.599
deviant (not average)57.9101227.367
armoured (not vulnerable)57.8104229.999
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')57.819929.175
competitive (not cooperative)57.5105231.4105
spicy (not mild)57.5108125.3103
low self esteem (not narcissistic)57.454126.619
Coke (not Pepsi)57.457436.216
racist (not egalitarian)57.323530.09
punchable (not loveable)57.352830.020
factual (not poetic)57.391928.019
nihilist (not existentialist)57.134827.028
not introspective (not introspective)57.137531.728
active (not slothful)56.8158326.6105
unassuming (not pretentious)56.858534.117
formal (not intimate)56.876528.226
poisonous (not nurturing)56.661127.740
morning lark (not night owl)56.556132.252
genuine (not sarcastic)56.388027.996
sage (not whippersnapper)56.269930.118
unprepared (not hoarder)56.050826.577
competent (not incompetent)55.9150725.394
insider (not outsider)55.864532.365
corporate (not freelance)55.866130.215
treasure (not trash)55.7150723.629
brave (not careful)55.4116526.4105
insecure (not confident)55.445428.5106
complicated (not simple)55.4125828.099
decisive (not hesitant)55.3129026.8110
indiscreet (not tactful)55.348630.812
arcane (not mainstream)55.297030.082
👻 (not 🤖)55.287028.716
creepy (not disarming)55.141926.036
distant (not touchy-feely)55.098027.35
cringeworthy (not inspiring)54.964929.521
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)54.780930.018
🧐 (not 😎)54.678628.817
hedonist (not monastic)54.594330.713
altruistic (not selfish)54.4106528.6130
bashful (not exhibitionist)54.353628.919
tiresome (not interesting)54.234228.695
apathetic (not curious)54.134026.1100
subjective (not objective)54.182333.829
mighty (not puny)54.0135525.0112
pack rat (not minimalist)54.068832.48
oppressed (not privileged)54.059222.924
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.891432.897
🐘 (not 🐀)53.685932.833
efficient (not overprepared)53.6144924.214
naive (not paranoid)53.556927.310
self-assured (not self-conscious)53.3132926.787
mature (not juvenile)53.3104726.127
statist (not anarchist)53.395228.225
scrub (not legit)53.335828.631
slow-talking (not fast-talking)53.359323.714
underachiever (not overachiever)53.234429.913
precise (not vague)53.1131726.182
uninspiring (not charismatic)53.030828.8122
codependent (not independent)53.061630.379
jealous (not opinionated)52.933336.413
shy (not playful)52.748523.9110
reactive (not proactive)52.6102823.710
reclusive (not social)52.482628.432
realistic (not ambitious)52.467129.218
cautious (not impulsive)52.392827.387
gatherer (not hunter)52.384230.528
radical (not centrist)52.2105532.115
protagonist (not antagonist)52.1145731.914
cunning (not honorable)52.075326.3112
self-disciplined (not disorganized)52.0138526.6100
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.889527.725
low IQ (not high IQ)51.632121.7124
crazy (not sane)51.697328.116
rhythmic (not stuttering)51.6148320.910
work-first (not family-first)51.594729.6100
🦇 (not 🐿)51.578731.718
picky (not always down)51.5116638.311
one-faced (not two-faced)51.4131436.812
🤔 (not 🤫)51.3123034.013
heroic (not villainous)51.1149024.8111
irrelevant (not important)51.128030.319
indulgent (not sober)51.0105130.1104
socialist (not libertarian)51.070632.980
chaste (not lustful)50.185626.0108
kind (not cruel)50.2146724.3100
shallow (not deep)50.264227.627
chaotic (not orderly)50.394329.7108
clumsy (not coordinated)50.764526.999
psychopath (not empath)50.772130.513
oxymoron (not tautology)50.3136828.49
demure (not vain)50.597227.592

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Saul Tigh (0.759)
  2. Nick Sobotka (0.703)
  3. Marty Hart (0.698)
  4. Sandor Clegane (0.686)
  5. Red Forman (0.684)
  6. Jacob Snell (0.673)
  7. Quint (0.661)
  8. Quentin Lance (0.657)
  9. Butch Coolidge (0.653)
  10. Lieutenant Schrank (0.647)
  1. Ryan Evans (-0.509)
  2. Brittany Pierce (-0.507)
  3. Charles Bingley (-0.464)
  4. Ty Lee (-0.455)
  5. Karen Smith (-0.451)
  6. Georgiana Darcy (-0.437)
  7. Mayuri Shiina (-0.431)
  8. Olaf (-0.425)
  9. Amy Wong (-0.423)
  10. Penelope Garcia (-0.421)

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

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


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