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Damon Salvatore Personality Statistics

Damon Salvatore is a character from The Vampire Diaries. 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
playful (not shy)98.033.634
rebellious (not obedient)96.176.335
charming (not awkward)95.946.676
outlaw (not sheriff)95.646.634
dominant (not submissive)95.0258.335
bold (not shy)94.55212.346
alpha (not beta)94.1349.038
masculine (not feminine)93.05013.434
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)93.04512.186
beautiful (not ugly)92.86416.861
night owl (not morning lark)91.91311.685
impulsive (not cautious)91.93616.644
important (not irrelevant)91.96515.042
🦇 (not 🐿)91.959.644
spicy (not mild)91.8209.439
pro (not noob)91.77510.543
hunter (not gatherer)91.63313.683
😎 (not 🧐)91.31018.783
fast (not slow)91.1188.538
wild (not tame)90.64610.785
mysterious (not unambiguous)90.5614.528
competitive (not cooperative)90.21107.830
💃 (not 🧕)90.24514.565
cannibal (not vegan)90.22416.075
lustful (not chaste)90.01912.228
rich (not poor)89.912711.327
extreme (not moderate)89.77414.033
scandalous (not proper)89.63511.134
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)89.48018.652
😏 (not 😬)89.11119.042
spontaneous (not scheduled)89.05621.360
sarcastic (not genuine)88.92518.272
funny (not humorless)88.75915.785
punk rock (not preppy)88.66315.369
attractive (not repulsive)88.212218.254
mischievous (not well behaved)88.213618.833
moody (not stable)88.07912.456
assertive (not passive)87.612119.433
master (not apprentice)87.514216.281
chaotic (not orderly)87.47517.436
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)87.42811.435
street-smart (not sheltered)87.112217.247
guarded (not open)86.114016.644
confident (not insecure)85.912116.935
🤺 (not 🏌)85.910819.977
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.815420.048
interesting (not tiresome)85.77320.242
complicated (not simple)85.79319.038
impatient (not patient)85.712315.940
extraordinary (not mundane)85.612720.393
ferocious (not pacifist)85.413118.435
arrogant (not humble)85.317412.834
kinky (not vanilla)85.35823.234
jock (not nerd)85.16215.437
vengeful (not forgiving)85.014813.945
edgy (not politically correct)84.97718.651
drop out (not valedictorian)84.95022.335
worldly (not innocent)84.613920.478
tall (not short)84.38014.828
brave (not careful)83.99418.055
cool (not dorky)83.98223.848
overspender (not penny-pincher)83.75720.233
indulgent (not sober)83.011321.468
spontaneous (not deliberate)83.05625.441
stylish (not slovenly)82.916222.933
charming (not trusting)82.85121.533
suspicious (not awkward)82.812417.231
explorer (not builder)82.66214.542
fresh (not stinky)82.617626.938
instinctual (not reasoned)82.48618.737
persistent (not quitter)82.362123.951
plays hard (not works hard)82.26620.646
bossy (not meek)82.030619.941
extrovert (not introvert)82.017223.268
individualist (not communal)81.515024.683
zany (not regular)81.312416.645
decisive (not hesitant)81.225621.653
intimate (not formal)81.04020.430
freelance (not corporate)81.020225.063
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.019925.984
atheist (not theist)80.910121.536
😜 (not 🤐)80.913621.935
feisty (not gracious)80.823524.975
intense (not lighthearted)80.827122.185
loud (not quiet)80.822224.480
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.818326.385
unorthodox (not traditional)80.816324.742
deviant (not average)80.516525.441
👻 (not 🤖)80.43322.960
egalitarian (not racist)80.248020.475
mighty (not puny)80.126927.774
straight (not queer)80.137222.238
lavish (not frugal)80.013723.043
resourceful (not helpless)79.946324.277
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.821022.172
experimental (not reliable)79.711623.093
frenzied (not sleepy)79.621220.579
treasure (not trash)79.539925.581
vibrant (not geriatric)79.223323.976
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.110216.755
jealous (not compersive)79.012421.238
heathen (not devout)78.87323.225
bold (not serious)78.616625.084
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.529024.986
anarchist (not statist)78.49618.343
flamboyant (not modest)78.318025.591
🌟 (not 💩)78.238330.844
independent (not codependent)78.227225.144
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.134322.572
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)77.88422.333
pretentious (not unassuming)77.720219.163
hard (not soft)77.723119.750
active (not slothful)77.550127.542
gendered (not androgynous)77.458127.031
English (not German)77.429326.470
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.418024.683
hedonist (not monastic)77.37426.134
😈 (not 😇)76.920525.340
direct (not roundabout)76.832226.333
high IQ (not low IQ)76.558116.579
vain (not demure)76.321820.758
exuberant (not subdued)76.322324.261
driven (not unambitious)76.271927.338
secretive (not open-book)75.831328.595
barbaric (not civilized)75.59119.634
captain (not first-mate)75.528931.850
liberal (not conservative)75.323026.267
alert (not oblivious)75.238617.429
coordinated (not clumsy)75.146926.342
moist (not dry)75.16829.583
literary (not mathematical)74.915823.235
crafty (not scholarly)74.928227.272
playful (not serious)74.617525.237
astonishing (not methodical)74.67229.185
Italian (not Swedish)74.516927.279
go-getter (not slugabed)74.456026.541
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)74.313926.437
emancipated (not enslaved)74.328226.330
biased (not impartial)74.230427.139
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)74.110431.185
armoured (not vulnerable)74.132329.845
salacious (not wholesome)74.021928.342
ludicrous (not sensible)73.917525.037
💪 (not 🧠)73.911325.588
efficient (not overprepared)73.820424.574
neurotypical (not autistic)73.840023.437
child free (not pronatalist)73.725226.772
spelunker (not claustrophobic)73.316826.5104
🤑 (not 🤠)73.220731.838
perceptive (not unobservant)73.165125.780
variable (not consistent)73.17928.470
physical (not intellectual)73.015824.223
legit (not scrub)72.950124.630
believable (not poorly-written)72.857626.877
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.730524.843
focused on the present (not focused on the future)72.711928.567
resistant (not resigned)72.637625.487
skeptical (not spiritual)72.545729.782
rude (not respectful)72.421022.541
whimsical (not rational)72.320427.168
quarrelsome (not warm)72.135726.080
selfish (not altruistic)71.827624.979
involved (not remote)71.839824.442
depressed (not bright)71.614324.938
sporty (not bookish)71.523328.379
crazy (not sane)71.528524.338
debased (not pure)71.326930.636
suspicious (not trusting)71.137028.650
cosmopolitan (not provincial)70.821427.163
📈 (not 📉)70.826034.029
macho (not metrosexual)70.817829.076
demonic (not angelic)70.723015.935
chortling (not giggling)70.731328.269
artistic (not scientific)70.525425.530
lenient (not strict)70.223030.446
goof-off (not studious)70.222426.768
obsessed (not aloof)70.134623.832
purple (not orange)70.016029.862
mad (not glad)70.035122.932
dramatic (not no-nonsense)69.832431.544
🎩 (not 🧢)69.840233.829
🤣 (not 😊)69.717630.497
traumatized (not flourishing)69.640325.890
gloomy (not sunny)69.436726.779
animalistic (not human)69.111021.063
🥰 (not 🙃)68.625935.676
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.637921.637
messy (not neat)68.625527.779
👽 (not 🤡)68.525629.529
slacker (not workaholic)68.314426.478
deranged (not reasonable)68.326322.440
leisurely (not hurried)68.217429.769
social (not reclusive)68.137533.333
🥳 (not 🥴)68.115335.776
cunning (not honorable)68.029431.898
healthy (not sickly)67.563328.253
judgemental (not accepting)67.538328.631
realist (not idealist)67.528232.176
blacksmith (not tailor)67.524830.753
privileged (not oppressed)67.459330.782
sturdy (not flimsy)67.358630.959
romantic (not dispassionate)67.256928.970
avant-garde (not classical)67.020631.227
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.734830.124
arcane (not mainstream)66.635829.042
western (not eastern)66.434026.023
deep (not shallow)66.445932.788
🧗 (not 🛌)66.350232.847
genius (not dunce)66.257921.465
hypocritical (not equitable)66.229529.986
varied (not repetitive)66.010028.986
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)65.933629.567
urban (not rural)65.960430.649
straightforward (not cryptic)65.953938.159
sad (not happy)65.946920.840
family-first (not work-first)65.640330.337
hard (not soft)65.647424.535
insulting (not complimentary)65.235230.238
disarming (not creepy)65.164625.047
rugged (not refined)64.936331.076
inspiring (not cringeworthy)64.944628.244
weird (not normal)64.750225.542
loose (not tight)64.621732.872
cold (not warm)64.637225.244
poisonous (not nurturing)64.431225.228
abstract (not concrete)64.426227.242
🐮 (not 🐷)64.427025.527
real (not philosophical)63.954431.881
🐘 (not 🐀)63.932231.235
thick (not thin)63.827525.875
sorrowful (not cheery)63.651027.950
rough (not smooth)63.636334.840
lost (not enlightened)63.440627.579
😀 (not 😭)63.334031.281
unprepared (not hoarder)63.220024.938
industrial (not domestic)63.036529.339
🤫 (not 🤔)62.814236.531
juvenile (not mature)62.739331.045
miserable (not joyful)62.754226.334
diligent (not lazy)62.6101827.045
knowledgeable (not ignorant)62.473328.472
resolute (not wavering)62.369729.335
cruel (not kind)62.224626.643
disorganized (not self-disciplined)62.124630.539
chatty (not reserved)62.049735.336
circular (not linear)61.928929.652
🥾 (not 👟)61.141930.839
nihilist (not existentialist)60.919533.038
objective (not subjective)60.827333.141
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)60.747030.925
competent (not incompetent)60.592533.242
fast-talking (not slow-talking)60.563828.180
old (not young)60.339227.235
outsider (not insider)60.346933.145
tasteful (not lewd)59.968334.872
disreputable (not prestigious)59.930134.630
creative (not conventional)59.653434.774
calm (not anxious)59.635331.345
emotional (not logical)59.555432.774
French (not Russian)59.359227.461
authoritarian (not democratic)59.244729.929
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.949329.959
unpatriotic (not patriotic)58.415828.240
Roman (not Greek)58.439432.061
empirical (not theoretical)58.250830.459
nonpolitical (not political)57.835731.935
libertarian (not socialist)57.653035.070
loveable (not punchable)57.668631.789
trolling (not triggered)57.627234.278
🐐 (not 🦒)57.470932.650
luddite (not technophile)57.350227.423
rigid (not flexible)57.361033.630
good-humored (not angry)57.260126.738
introspective (not not introspective)56.276330.666
multicolored (not monochrome)55.951835.237
specialist (not generalist)55.872029.833
💝 (not 💔)55.856938.836
factual (not poetic)55.665428.980
confidential (not gossiping)55.578933.462
unlucky (not fortunate)55.456030.468
high-tech (not low-tech)55.453630.343
modern (not historical)55.466431.341
close-minded (not open-minded)55.239829.138
whippersnapper (not sage)55.254430.253
sexist (not feminist)55.036327.640
relaxed (not tense)54.922532.640
transient (not permanent)54.941527.939
soulful (not soulless)54.993228.048
down2earth (not head@clouds)54.864629.741
unpolished (not eloquent)54.844531.930
backdoor (not official)54.563036.543
presidential (not folksy)54.564927.663
foolish (not wise)54.348725.675
melee (not ranged)54.240030.376
traitorous (not loyal)54.027133.627
chill (not offended)54.044432.183
utilitarian (not decorative)53.980929.560
🦄 (not 🐴)53.949435.929
minimalist (not pack rat)53.763527.324
expressive (not stoic)53.272734.037
tactful (not indiscreet)53.282528.639
🐒 (not 🐩)53.254834.238
hipster (not basic)53.039229.131
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)53.072635.555
fixable (not unfixable)53.076431.582
musical (not off-key)52.650828.270
imaginative (not practical)52.243335.393
manicured (not scruffy)51.882931.737
heroic (not villainous)51.795924.326
gregarious (not private)51.748032.380
precise (not vague)51.789335.433
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.456131.736
literal (not metaphorical)51.388433.465
apathetic (not curious)50.231632.831
sweet (not bitter)50.364931.032

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Mazikeen (0.884)
  2. Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones (0.868)
  3. Rhett Butler (0.857)
  4. Tokio (0.842)
  5. Villanelle (0.839)
  1. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.696)
  2. George Michael Bluth (-0.654)
  3. Alan Harper (-0.61)
  4. Brian Johnson (-0.6)
  5. Billy Keikeya (-0.593)

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: ENTP (r = 0.6)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.58)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.49)
  4. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.48)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.35)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.33)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.32)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.28)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.26)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.18)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.17)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.15)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.09)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.04)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.04)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.01)
  17. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.06)
  18. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.14)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.15)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.17)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.25)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.3)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.42)


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