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Lester Freamon Personality Statistics

Lester Freamon 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
knowledgeable (not ignorant)98.723.122
pro (not noob)97.914.616
perceptive (not unobservant)96.654.217
sage (not whippersnapper)96.316.819
competent (not incompetent)95.6107.0122
resourceful (not helpless)95.298.637
high IQ (not low IQ)94.7427.6129
wise (not foolish)94.038.5106
alert (not oblivious)93.847.114
mature (not juvenile)93.447.644
soulful (not soulless)93.11010.134
treasure (not trash)93.1610.834
persistent (not quitter)92.88612.617
coordinated (not clumsy)92.62610.6120
egalitarian (not racist)92.6146.413
sturdy (not flimsy)92.5138.114
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.45410.9136
diligent (not lazy)92.48912.8131
deep (not shallow)92.3215.138
genius (not dunce)92.1208.5157
civilized (not barbaric)92.0209.1117
deliberate (not spontaneous)91.81712.5106
neat (not messy)91.82411.373
resolute (not wavering)91.898.814
rhythmic (not stuttering)91.7109.024
master (not apprentice)91.2449.343
valedictorian (not drop out)91.15511.313
no-nonsense (not dramatic)90.7410.444
intellectual (not physical)90.54811.4132
confident (not insecure)90.03112.2117
legit (not scrub)89.92115.136
consistent (not variable)89.9917.816
precise (not vague)89.81816.370
important (not irrelevant)89.68515.725
enlightened (not lost)89.3611.821
eloquent (not unpolished)89.14615.8114
heroic (not villainous)89.09412.5131
human (not animalistic)88.92914.2126
bookish (not sporty)88.59211.2103
🧠 (not 💪)88.55820.918
calm (not anxious)88.4910.894
smooth (not rough)88.3612.7123
quiet (not loud)88.11413.5108
believable (not poorly-written)88.01917.722
patient (not impatient)87.91021.443
studious (not goof-off)87.78613.819
scheduled (not spontaneous)87.26016.1125
introspective (not not introspective)87.11015.927
tasteful (not lewd)86.92915.0110
leisurely (not hurried)86.7911.4117
liberal (not conservative)86.63111.65
🌟 (not 💩)86.68216.223
logical (not emotional)86.52614.2113
street-smart (not sheltered)86.510517.997
inspiring (not cringeworthy)86.42813.850
orderly (not chaotic)86.34819.0135
independent (not codependent)86.26418.695
interesting (not tiresome)86.14415.7114
confidential (not gossiping)86.19415.6106
sensible (not ludicrous)86.02619.7117
methodical (not astonishing)85.92120.2115
loveable (not punchable)85.46015.715
nurturing (not poisonous)85.17619.440
kind (not cruel)84.916012.0129
loyal (not traitorous)84.825817.4131
fresh (not stinky)84.66915.325
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.47221.9106
ranged (not melee)84.4712.914
nerd (not jock)84.313215.1130
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.213515.4130
sane (not crazy)83.82127.011
worldly (not innocent)83.712218.7135
curious (not apathetic)83.66019.3120
stable (not moody)83.61118.5137
permanent (not transient)83.42219.450
compersive (not jealous)83.1913.3103
reasonable (not deranged)82.98121.218
emancipated (not enslaved)82.86319.4116
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.815114.617
😏 (not 😬)82.83320.79
charming (not awkward)82.711119.3126
rational (not whimsical)82.78920.2118
pure (not debased)82.75018.6130
down2earth (not head@clouds)82.66523.4140
musical (not off-key)82.61810.116
cautious (not impulsive)82.44418.5105
prestigious (not disreputable)82.19718.5101
📈 (not 📉)81.52220.011
workaholic (not slacker)81.332522.035
reasoned (not instinctual)81.22221.698
refined (not rugged)81.012322.0119
respectful (not rude)81.013719.6120
reclusive (not social)81.05514.923
open-minded (not close-minded)80.85517.3125
self-improving (not self-destructive)80.83719.317
altruistic (not selfish)80.710714.6122
attractive (not repulsive)80.425213.6139
straight (not queer)80.430220.053
monastic (not hedonist)80.299.513
works hard (not plays hard)80.220319.6131
beautiful (not ugly)80.233318.842
frugal (not lavish)80.15316.6114
disarming (not creepy)80.19513.242
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.07920.0116
gatherer (not hunter)80.08024.213
proper (not scandalous)79.99222.299
spelunker (not claustrophobic)79.84123.514
tactful (not indiscreet)79.78023.315
Greek (not Roman)79.7326.718
modest (not flamboyant)79.610821.6114
slow-talking (not fast-talking)79.52521.021
🤠 (not 🤑)79.47723.113
angelic (not demonic)79.411017.3126
private (not gregarious)79.312917.2116
old (not young)79.210514.3148
English (not German)79.213828.520
equitable (not hypocritical)79.26024.060
creative (not conventional)78.911922.5119
stoic (not expressive)78.67221.1128
bright (not depressed)78.46321.3105
hoarder (not unprepared)78.34813.896
😇 (not 😈)78.111322.220
mighty (not puny)78.024619.4106
arcane (not mainstream)77.910618.6117
introvert (not extrovert)77.87621.0116
feminist (not sexist)77.725725.722
historical (not modern)77.59019.381
healthy (not sickly)77.425717.596
romantic (not dispassionate)77.421322.223
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)77.310623.918
reserved (not chatty)77.312822.5119
extraordinary (not mundane)77.022921.1112
reliable (not experimental)76.914224.416
🐩 (not 🐒)76.913327.413
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.823920.0129
classical (not avant-garde)76.710021.637
👽 (not 🤡)76.56516.314
🤔 (not 🤫)76.53925.611
🧐 (not 😎)76.38830.816
💝 (not 💔)75.69024.322
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.418018.775
wholesome (not salacious)75.419226.220
🐮 (not 🐷)75.41623.722
chill (not offended)75.37826.518
😀 (not 😭)75.17518.018
decisive (not hesitant)75.032324.1107
relaxed (not tense)74.93822.6128
driven (not unambitious)74.955023.195
specialist (not generalist)74.213028.747
masculine (not feminine)74.232519.8135
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.124222.110
🎩 (not 🧢)74.123427.014
sober (not indulgent)73.910222.8118
🤐 (not 😜)73.914820.012
impartial (not biased)73.8620.5104
good-humored (not angry)73.721320.5103
objective (not subjective)73.72926.535
guarded (not open)73.638222.3100
work-first (not family-first)73.624823.899
stylish (not slovenly)73.329120.6137
armoured (not vulnerable)73.028022.8112
democratic (not authoritarian)72.915222.0128
trolling (not triggered)72.86222.017
go-getter (not slugabed)72.844325.416
tall (not short)72.722417.1113
funny (not humorless)72.723121.4116
🐘 (not 🐀)72.610831.829
bold (not shy)72.657421.1111
devout (not heathen)72.417024.4101
complicated (not simple)72.231427.8107
active (not slothful)72.149223.4104
suspicious (not trusting)72.127324.4110
tame (not wild)71.812222.1117
warm (not quarrelsome)71.714825.6112
suspicious (not awkward)71.731322.3107
cool (not dorky)71.722831.510
rebellious (not obedient)71.533624.6104
honorable (not cunning)71.423028.5145
🥰 (not 🙃)71.311826.931
efficient (not overprepared)71.323230.527
humble (not arrogant)71.316523.8137
skeptical (not spiritual)70.939228.0110
gendered (not androgynous)70.963126.542
moderate (not extreme)70.89326.3124
chortling (not giggling)70.823931.319
warm (not cold)70.625823.8112
manicured (not scruffy)70.543628.594
oppressed (not privileged)70.510417.013
thick-skinned (not sensitive)70.319327.9110
sleepy (not frenzied)70.21319.211
sheriff (not outlaw)69.922730.0106
tailor (not blacksmith)69.333928.517
existentialist (not nihilist)69.313727.242
demure (not vain)69.216023.1121
utilitarian (not decorative)69.232027.535
secretive (not open-book)69.236121.917
purple (not orange)69.012226.686
dominant (not submissive)68.446622.0133
builder (not explorer)68.118228.7105
forgiving (not vengeful)67.924525.6123
child free (not pronatalist)67.734630.686
night owl (not morning lark)67.733727.257
🥾 (not 👟)67.720830.223
unassuming (not pretentious)67.512527.818
French (not Russian)67.123426.114
cooperative (not competitive)67.116428.4106
subdued (not exuberant)66.913524.720
serious (not bold)66.918727.4103
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.624027.9131
vibrant (not geriatric)66.541825.521
urban (not rural)66.445929.729
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.321731.229
multicolored (not monochrome)66.219932.538
complimentary (not insulting)66.228624.536
joyful (not miserable)66.217020.514
direct (not roundabout)66.146528.7130
flourishing (not traumatized)66.19823.719
individualist (not communal)66.033130.634
freelance (not corporate)66.034730.221
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.627525.917
backdoor (not official)65.432729.2104
vegan (not cannibal)65.426133.015
philosophical (not real)65.39828.268
statist (not anarchist)64.926328.734
involved (not remote)64.848427.0109
outsider (not insider)64.827931.281
sweet (not bitter)64.529323.8132
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.527829.5125
eastern (not western)64.43729.822
minimalist (not pack rat)64.425030.819
concrete (not abstract)64.333330.920
fixable (not unfixable)64.330630.014
pacifist (not ferocious)64.119224.7132
technophile (not luddite)63.922131.191
playful (not shy)63.849924.8126
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)63.550730.115
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)63.517925.318
scientific (not artistic)63.338425.9135
alpha (not beta)63.148529.6106
🐐 (not 🦒)62.837431.619
charming (not trusting)62.734529.2123
careful (not brave)62.616728.4128
obsessed (not aloof)62.640829.088
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.644015.313
empirical (not theoretical)62.428331.5112
🤺 (not 🏌)62.453732.214
serious (not playful)62.148623.7126
metaphorical (not literal)62.112927.0106
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)62.144426.720
assertive (not passive)62.060126.4118
Italian (not Swedish)61.433632.615
realist (not idealist)61.233432.255
neurotypical (not autistic)61.066028.1116
resistant (not resigned)61.060930.6140
hard (not soft)61.042623.225
genuine (not sarcastic)60.936131.0103
strict (not lenient)60.842126.6124
macho (not metrosexual)60.325722.221
high-tech (not low-tech)60.034432.4113
unorthodox (not traditional)59.940129.838
🐿 (not 🦇)59.939837.712
flexible (not rigid)59.823228.2122
slow (not fast)59.515029.7115
chaste (not lustful)59.427025.9130
🧗 (not 🛌)59.149135.438
sunny (not gloomy)59.030620.412
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.939127.9114
circular (not linear)58.728228.618
🥳 (not 🥴)58.523627.614
😊 (not 🤣)58.349429.612
accepting (not judgemental)58.032129.789
deviant (not average)57.849327.384
repetitive (not varied)57.847330.846
mathematical (not literary)57.728930.2118
cryptic (not straightforward)57.616927.8113
first-mate (not captain)57.443536.1101
atheist (not theist)57.249333.224
sorrowful (not cheery)56.851823.2116
🐴 (not 🦄)56.847139.813
scholarly (not crafty)56.730531.6126
edgy (not politically correct)56.649526.1108
bossy (not meek)56.565722.7133
glad (not mad)56.532223.66
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.448728.2108
political (not nonpolitical)56.346130.9113
factual (not poetic)56.148529.116
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.748536.116
hard (not soft)54.753525.0111
thin (not thick)54.755131.265
mild (not spicy)54.331329.0121
intense (not lighthearted)54.265431.817
punk rock (not preppy)53.936938.516
vanilla (not kinky)53.844426.0119
gracious (not feisty)53.821328.6121
presidential (not folksy)53.849433.320
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.748230.195
hipster (not basic)53.327329.8114
👻 (not 🤖)53.046235.39
libertarian (not socialist)52.860232.3100
fortunate (not unlucky)52.742828.6119
happy (not sad)52.732524.0123
practical (not imaginative)52.662431.5118
💃 (not 🧕)52.659932.131
weird (not normal)52.358428.0130
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.251332.8121
mischievous (not well behaved)52.157930.3134
industrial (not domestic)52.153131.636
loose (not tight)52.028633.520
formal (not intimate)51.749932.225
dry (not moist)51.650727.917
pessimistic (not optimistic)51.351627.7105
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)51.251931.021
poor (not rich)51.037820.5112
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.047032.478
regular (not zany)50.442230.720

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lucius Fox (0.903)
  2. Andy Dufresne (0.868)
  3. Norman Wilson (0.851)
  4. Alfred Pennyworth (0.848)
  5. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.84)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.679)
  2. Jonah Ryan (-0.643)
  3. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.63)
  4. Lisa (-0.6)
  5. James Taggart (-0.599)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.55)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.46)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.4)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.35)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.21)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.21)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.13)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.12)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.09)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.08)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.03)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.02)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.03)
  14. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.1)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.12)
  18. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.13)
  19. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.16)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.19)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.22)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.24)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.26)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.36)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.37)


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