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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)98.713.122
pro (not noob)96.966.017
perceptive (not unobservant)96.684.217
sage (not whippersnapper)96.316.819
competent (not incompetent)95.8147.0120
resourceful (not helpless)94.9148.736
high IQ (not low IQ)94.8567.6128
wise (not foolish)94.058.4105
alert (not oblivious)93.6167.314
contrarian (not yes-man)93.4613.25
soulful (not soulless)93.3179.836
resolute (not wavering)93.297.613
legit (not scrub)93.249.334
egalitarian (not racist)93.1246.414
coordinated (not clumsy)92.93810.3114
mature (not juvenile)92.8127.845
devoted (not unfaithful)92.8627.613
not genocidal (not genocidal)92.82114.013
diligent (not lazy)92.713112.6124
persistent (not quitter)92.414712.818
genius (not dunce)92.3328.5152
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.38510.9132
deliberate (not spontaneous)92.21812.3104
treasure (not trash)92.12611.634
civilized (not barbaric)92.0268.9111
deep (not shallow)92.0615.536
neat (not messy)91.93411.472
sturdy (not flimsy)91.7289.114
master (not apprentice)91.5689.541
factual (not exaggerating)91.4118.518
high standards (not desperate)91.4149.115
consistent (not variable)91.1517.815
attentive (not interrupting)91.1210.814
rhythmic (not stuttering)90.71411.724
no-nonsense (not dramatic)90.51010.743
intellectual (not physical)90.46611.5126
badass (not weakass)90.417711.712
vintage (not trendy)89.7269.520
confident (not insecure)89.56313.1116
precise (not vague)89.42616.666
realistic (not fantastical)89.4169.314
enlightened (not lost)89.3611.821
valedictorian (not drop out)89.212312.014
heroic (not villainous)89.014312.5124
eloquent (not unpolished)88.96216.1107
studious (not goof-off)88.810013.023
calm (not anxious)88.61110.893
human (not animalistic)88.64814.4123
bookish (not sporty)88.614711.3101
stoic (not hypochondriac)88.699.815
🌟 (not 💩)88.410815.228
empath (not psychopath)88.25610.411
quiet (not loud)88.12613.5104
one-faced (not two-faced)87.96511.915
smooth (not rough)87.91013.2122
patient (not impatient)87.91521.443
important (not irrelevant)87.818815.827
believable (not poorly-written)87.63018.021
opinionated (not jealous)87.23010.310
scheduled (not spontaneous)87.19416.4119
introspective (not not introspective)87.01616.428
tasteful (not lewd)86.93315.3102
independent (not codependent)86.99618.591
still (not twitchy)86.81313.817
leisurely (not hurried)86.61512.6114
indie (not pop)86.63611.713
logical (not emotional)86.43414.2109
inspiring (not cringeworthy)86.34613.950
interesting (not tiresome)86.18315.9110
street-smart (not sheltered)85.916918.489
orderly (not chaotic)85.77620.6130
sensible (not ludicrous)85.73519.9114
motivated (not unmotivated)85.646313.05
profound (not ironic)85.4108.613
loveable (not punchable)85.49215.715
confidential (not gossiping)85.315816.6104
loyal (not traitorous)85.241717.4125
nurturing (not poisonous)85.112919.440
ranged (not melee)85.0313.812
pointed (not random)85.017422.020
methodical (not astonishing)84.93921.2110
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.720415.6126
reasonable (not deranged)84.77720.519
🧠 (not 💪)84.720523.124
cultured (not rustic)84.7598.68
fresh (not stinky)84.615315.325
nerd (not jock)84.422215.2127
📈 (not 📉)84.4716.218
on-time (not tardy)84.325122.514
kind (not cruel)84.230713.0129
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.29422.2102
demanding (not unchallenging)84.230315.68
concise (not long-winded)84.22424.85
sane (not crazy)83.83327.011
stable (not moody)83.61318.7132
permanent (not transient)83.53320.046
queen (not princess)83.319413.110
compersive (not jealous)83.22313.595
pure (not debased)83.18218.0126
worldly (not innocent)83.022319.9127
Greek (not Roman)83.0423.615
down2earth (not head@clouds)82.98324.2130
charming (not awkward)82.816819.4125
curious (not apathetic)82.811619.5115
rational (not whimsical)82.811920.5113
emancipated (not enslaved)82.88819.7112
musical (not off-key)82.8459.917
straight (not queer)82.333018.852
proactive (not reactive)82.31025.013
cautious (not impulsive)81.97918.8102
reasoned (not instinctual)81.83321.293
prestigious (not disreputable)81.714118.896
reclusive (not social)81.59014.724
respectful (not rude)81.320419.7114
love-focused (not money-focused)81.233212.08
frank (not sugarcoated)81.127826.815
proper (not scandalous)80.912121.492
tactful (not indiscreet)80.98823.116
self-improving (not self-destructive)80.85419.317
open-minded (not close-minded)80.711017.2126
workaholic (not slacker)80.754123.131
refined (not rugged)80.617622.1115
gatherer (not hunter)80.410425.212
attractive (not repulsive)80.442313.8133
altruistic (not selfish)80.317814.7120
💝 (not 💔)80.310721.826
realistic (not ambitious)80.32421.617
English (not German)80.222328.221
equitable (not hypocritical)80.26322.058
frugal (not lavish)80.17316.8110
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.132818.919
good-cook (not bad-cook)80.16321.710
disarming (not creepy)80.118213.838
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.011320.7111
slow-talking (not fast-talking)80.02821.420
water (not fire)80.06622.017
deep (not epic)79.91118.218
beautiful (not ugly)79.859319.637
works hard (not plays hard)79.731019.7126
OCD (not ADHD)79.717117.815
old (not young)79.516914.6143
giving (not receiving)79.521213.611
angelic (not demonic)79.418617.3124
😏 (not 😬)79.312419.416
wooden (not plastic)79.313722.510
washed (not muddy)79.317813.511
bright (not depressed)79.29620.596
🤠 (not 🤑)79.215224.215
modest (not flamboyant)79.114221.6112
private (not gregarious)79.118417.1115
hoarder (not unprepared)78.96713.091
stoic (not expressive)78.98321.2118
creative (not conventional)78.919422.5119
arcane (not mainstream)78.812017.5115
👽 (not 🤡)78.87716.317
😇 (not 😈)78.218421.721
mighty (not puny)77.838219.6102
feminist (not sexist)77.743125.722
reliable (not experimental)77.519823.817
historical (not modern)77.414019.282
open to new experinces (not uncreative)77.340220.2124
introvert (not extrovert)77.212121.2111
clean (not perverted)77.139622.612
healthy (not sickly)77.140517.592
interested (not bored)77.026822.610
reassuring (not fearmongering)77.019032.67
extraordinary (not mundane)76.938121.2110
monastic (not hedonist)76.92712.312
🧐 (not 😎)76.812031.116
😀 (not 😭)76.713515.827
reserved (not chatty)76.521123.5115
picky (not always down)76.319022.110
analysis (not common sense)76.319529.44
spelunker (not claustrophobic)76.210727.915
never cries (not often crying)75.830725.013
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)75.814514.614
decisive (not hesitant)75.547024.0102
liberal (not conservative)75.328027.36
relaxed (not tense)75.35922.2129
chill (not offended)75.310826.518
driven (not unambitious)75.285923.294
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.229018.972
romantic (not dispassionate)75.240125.026
wholesome (not salacious)75.031427.618
Pepsi (not Coke)75.01824.74
classical (not avant-garde)74.918023.834
masculine (not feminine)74.751919.5132
secretive (not open-book)74.640620.419
specialist (not generalist)74.616528.947
jaded (not innocent)74.544824.28
sober (not indulgent)74.413021.8108
chic (not cheesy)74.316420.19
impartial (not biased)74.3719.999
work-first (not family-first)74.332323.298
🤔 (not 🤫)74.28625.414
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.136822.110
good-humored (not angry)74.133919.999
🥾 (not 👟)73.822127.832
guarded (not open)73.759222.695
prideful (not envious)73.740615.29
devout (not heathen)73.519322.999
armoured (not vulnerable)73.440822.7108
🐮 (not 🐷)73.44426.027
cynical (not gullible)73.342118.511
stylish (not slovenly)73.244420.8130
🐘 (not 🐀)73.214628.528
democratic (not authoritarian)73.121322.5125
skeptical (not spiritual)73.053325.9106
funny (not humorless)73.039621.6115
paranoid (not naive)72.926810.913
active (not slothful)72.977622.599
trolling (not triggered)72.88822.017
tall (not short)72.534517.2112
objective (not subjective)72.56227.232
bold (not shy)72.492520.7107
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.126128.925
protagonist (not antagonist)72.060530.614
complicated (not simple)71.952628.198
go-getter (not slugabed)71.878924.917
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.846633.210
suspicious (not awkward)71.748322.4105
quirky (not predictable)71.723023.07
thrifty (not extravagant)71.522924.312
humble (not arrogant)71.425523.8135
rebellious (not obedient)71.455624.9100
efficient (not overprepared)71.332630.527
warm (not cold)71.141423.7111
honorable (not cunning)71.139029.0146
warm (not quarrelsome)71.125625.7110
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.024620.414
radical (not centrist)71.023729.010
gendered (not androgynous)70.994126.542
manicured (not scruffy)70.766128.691
moderate (not extreme)70.613726.5120
sleepy (not frenzied)70.51419.511
🐩 (not 🐒)70.134429.614
chortling (not giggling)70.138230.819
suspicious (not trusting)70.045226.1109
sexual (not asexual)70.060230.114
utilitarian (not decorative)69.943427.435
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.633728.3105
generous (not stingy)69.648121.517
demure (not vain)69.423122.8118
tame (not wild)69.423223.2113
dominant (not submissive)69.469421.8128
sheriff (not outlaw)69.338329.9104
purple (not orange)69.220626.681
existentialist (not nihilist)69.024427.940
unassuming (not pretentious)69.015827.121
🤐 (not 😜)69.033225.121
builder (not explorer)68.527628.599
🥰 (not 🙃)68.531627.238
night owl (not morning lark)68.452026.755
complimentary (not insulting)68.441124.037
forgiving (not vengeful)68.337825.2118
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.230721.84
multicolored (not monochrome)68.130932.137
overachiever (not underachiever)68.185635.618
oppressed (not privileged)67.820619.014
🎨 (not 🏀)67.663528.322
white knight (not bad boy)67.555329.012
child free (not pronatalist)67.450630.581
cool (not dorky)67.448632.412
tailor (not blacksmith)67.255430.418
French (not Russian)67.136026.114
cooperative (not competitive)66.925328.8103
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)66.817325.819
flourishing (not traumatized)66.714523.220
thinker (not doer)66.716629.213
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.453731.815
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.336527.8126
vibrant (not geriatric)66.368724.922
subdued (not exuberant)66.320024.020
joyful (not miserable)66.229920.514
rock (not rap)66.298425.09
🎩 (not 🧢)66.153131.523
serious (not bold)66.031027.8107
direct (not roundabout)65.973628.9132
opinionated (not neutral)65.8109128.820
individualist (not communal)65.653631.033
flower child (not goth)65.562523.213
vegan (not cannibal)65.443133.015
involved (not remote)65.278627.1106
backdoor (not official)65.248429.5101
🐐 (not 🦒)65.146130.224
urban (not rural)65.078331.126
eastern (not western)64.95630.122
machiavellian (not transparent)64.742028.99
philosophical (not real)64.616028.366
minimalist (not pack rat)64.438230.819
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.441631.734
outsider (not insider)64.343131.275
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.360116.914
pacifist (not ferocious)64.030124.9122
bashful (not exhibitionist)64.018830.37
earth (not air)64.062537.312
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)63.942829.6121
grateful (not entitled)63.945225.613
technophile (not luddite)63.836131.486
sweet (not bitter)63.850223.8126
statist (not anarchist)63.843929.232
non-gamer (not gamer)63.764031.610
playful (not shy)63.683725.0121
freelance (not corporate)63.665130.619
scientific (not artistic)63.258025.6131
obsessed (not aloof)63.265729.183
comedic (not dramatic)63.225425.813
distant (not touchy-feely)63.256322.312
charming (not trusting)63.151529.1115
lover (not fighter)63.145820.212
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)63.083528.817
metaphorical (not literal)62.919327.399
everyman (not chosen one)62.936329.87
genuine (not sarcastic)62.551830.6101
empirical (not theoretical)62.339531.4109
alpha (not beta)62.379129.6109
fixable (not unfixable)62.359831.213
serious (not playful)62.274223.9125
careful (not brave)62.126228.9126
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)62.175126.720
assertive (not passive)61.992826.6116
realist (not idealist)61.752332.356
🎃 (not 💀)61.642831.319
Italian (not Swedish)61.452232.615
strict (not lenient)61.364726.2123
🥳 (not 🥴)61.332128.318
normie (not freak)61.043121.58
high-tech (not low-tech)60.955132.2108
neurotypical (not autistic)60.4105328.0112
resistant (not resigned)60.4100630.9137
flexible (not rigid)60.338827.6117
unorthodox (not traditional)60.266229.439
macho (not metrosexual)59.939322.721
stubborn (not accommodating)59.8102535.613
slow (not fast)59.623030.1112
cat person (not dog person)59.553035.714
sunny (not gloomy)59.051320.412
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.962628.2113
glad (not mad)58.946222.67
chaste (not lustful)58.544426.0122
concrete (not abstract)58.473534.620
mathematical (not literary)58.141430.1115
cryptic (not straightforward)57.924527.9110
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.969335.024
blissful (not haunted)57.932425.611
bossy (not meek)57.7100422.6125
circular (not linear)57.447130.217
first-mate (not captain)57.267136.498
atheist (not theist)57.279933.224
deviant (not average)57.183528.388
accepting (not judgemental)57.057829.984
sorrowful (not cheery)56.780723.5113
repetitive (not varied)56.778131.146
political (not nonpolitical)56.476930.9102
hard (not soft)56.278924.530
edgy (not politically correct)56.177126.8103
scholarly (not crafty)56.052332.0121
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)55.883428.3101
monotone (not expressive)55.645129.112
🤺 (not 🏌)55.5109034.222
emotional (not unemotional)55.4102225.37
🐿 (not 🦇)55.379838.120
🧗 (not 🛌)55.291935.845
mild (not spicy)54.947628.5117
thin (not thick)54.985131.462
intense (not lighthearted)54.9101631.617
serene (not pensive)54.913233.014
hard (not soft)54.781925.4107
gracious (not feisty)54.734128.9115
😊 (not 🤣)54.788628.916
oxymoron (not tautology)54.584232.94
presidential (not folksy)54.280132.121
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.171930.092
summer (not winter)54.174630.715
🤖 (not 👻)53.963938.017
🥵 (not 🥶)53.976526.213
vanilla (not kinky)53.471926.0113
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)53.475732.427
hipster (not basic)53.348829.7111
🐴 (not 🦄)53.184838.417
flirtatious (not prudish)53.181932.316
libertarian (not socialist)53.089732.198
industrial (not domestic)53.077031.635
fortunate (not unlucky)52.966128.6118
punk rock (not preppy)52.962237.119
practical (not imaginative)52.896831.7118
mischievous (not well behaved)52.789130.7134
happy (not sad)52.554623.9120
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.480232.5118
weird (not normal)52.193527.9129
dry (not moist)51.678227.917
🧕 (not 💃)51.249931.436
formal (not intimate)51.077431.530
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.187833.071
factual (not poetic)50.995229.817
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.282827.398
tight (not loose)50.2110133.221
regular (not zany)50.466530.720
cocky (not timid)50.6119426.312
poor (not rich)50.562320.6108

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 (0.886)
  2. Andy Dufresne (0.86)
  3. Derrial Book (0.835)
  4. Alfred Pennyworth (0.835)
  5. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.834)
  6. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (0.833)
  7. William Somerset (0.832)
  8. Donald Mallard (0.821)
  9. Jean-Luc Picard (0.821)
  10. Norman Wilson (0.82)
  1. The Deep (-0.691)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.658)
  3. Arturo Roman (-0.623)
  4. Jonah Ryan (-0.623)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.61)
  6. James Taggart (-0.608)
  7. A.J. Soprano (-0.579)
  8. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.575)
  9. Joey Donner (-0.574)
  10. Lydia Bennet (-0.568)

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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