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Matt Donovan Personality Statistics

Matt Donovan 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
basic (not hipster)90.2513.836
vanilla (not kinky)90.1315.639
🐴 (not 🦄)88.91421.951
sheriff (not outlaw)88.63516.745
jock (not nerd)87.04520.149
patriotic (not unpatriotic)87.04411.548
gendered (not androgynous)86.617217.324
mundane (not extraordinary)86.1618.478
traditional (not unorthodox)86.03218.233
regular (not zany)85.8521.033
average (not deviant)84.9518.838
human (not animalistic)84.812426.244
obedient (not rebellious)83.63222.234
mild (not spicy)83.22723.046
tense (not relaxed)83.023112.227
🤠 (not 🤑)82.76922.238
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.63018.940
sporty (not bookish)82.49822.379
straight (not queer)82.130024.734
well behaved (not mischievous)82.05219.836
penny-pincher (not overspender)81.13112.527
conventional (not creative)80.87123.686
🤔 (not 🤫)80.73217.835
practical (not imaginative)80.615023.768
lost (not enlightened)80.56518.476
apprentice (not master)80.45423.857
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)80.23422.736
skeptical (not spiritual)80.121521.667
serious (not playful)80.025020.135
concrete (not abstract)79.67719.246
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.524424.229
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)79.56320.978
🤡 (not 👽)79.23324.736
simple (not complicated)79.12524.438
civilized (not barbaric)79.130220.832
tame (not wild)79.06121.386
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)78.68721.435
noob (not pro)78.52822.039
monochrome (not multicolored)77.410226.526
masculine (not feminine)77.436623.228
preppy (not punk rock)77.125822.564
tiresome (not interesting)76.82421.137
traumatized (not flourishing)76.821418.580
beta (not alpha)76.513526.326
orderly (not chaotic)76.324524.238
cringeworthy (not inspiring)76.312626.737
guarded (not open)76.240618.042
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)76.219926.071
repetitive (not varied)76.19426.583
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)76.011227.175
slow-talking (not fast-talking)76.05617.476
sane (not crazy)75.911224.538
modest (not flamboyant)75.720727.767
moderate (not extreme)75.65627.532
submissive (not dominant)75.411526.143
😇 (not 😈)75.422528.066
dry (not moist)75.410427.662
devout (not heathen)75.412919.521
🤐 (not 😜)75.414924.733
sorrowful (not cheery)75.320722.530
physical (not intellectual)75.113926.625
literal (not metaphorical)75.113225.454
real (not philosophical)75.018223.772
rural (not urban)74.98824.544
works hard (not plays hard)74.739725.848
💪 (not 🧠)74.610426.866
off-key (not musical)74.611620.564
normal (not weird)74.37625.428
diligent (not lazy)74.379325.547
soft (not hard)74.317525.641
loyal (not traitorous)73.966529.637
quiet (not loud)73.918122.062
genuine (not sarcastic)73.722625.084
uncreative (not open to new experinces)73.48128.769
dunce (not genius)73.48120.591
anxious (not calm)73.227125.033
morning lark (not night owl)73.211125.764
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)73.122928.033
sensitive (not thick-skinned)73.115522.527
geriatric (not vibrant)72.95520.866
straightforward (not cryptic)72.929628.061
slovenly (not stylish)72.911920.025
foolish (not wise)72.816524.383
subdued (not exuberant)72.86621.564
innocent (not worldly)72.710223.457
workaholic (not slacker)72.764224.575
hesitant (not decisive)72.67222.939
serious (not bold)72.612227.078
🐿 (not 🦇)72.426625.529
orange (not purple)72.312029.456
low-tech (not high-tech)72.223123.251
triggered (not trolling)71.922924.181
disarming (not creepy)71.743522.844
😭 (not 😀)71.615826.879
domestic (not industrial)71.414223.031
frugal (not lavish)71.324728.145
self-disciplined (not disorganized)71.061726.642
tight (not loose)70.942427.773
generalist (not specialist)70.92622.427
irrelevant (not important)70.72829.240
unlucky (not fortunate)70.623129.573
methodical (not astonishing)70.631726.274
🥴 (not 🥳)70.619828.959
conservative (not liberal)70.615429.778
kind (not cruel)70.459225.947
proper (not scandalous)70.428821.142
corporate (not freelance)70.322132.284
slow (not fast)70.27325.736
tall (not short)70.035723.231
angelic (not demonic)70.037028.931
pessimistic (not optimistic)70.024828.830
builder (not explorer)69.918521.351
🤖 (not 👻)69.518731.756
soulful (not soulless)69.463426.753
cautious (not impulsive)69.029231.737
💔 (not 💝)68.923433.835
honorable (not cunning)68.837329.663
persistent (not quitter)68.8103827.932
miserable (not joyful)68.839026.346
emotional (not logical)68.635529.869
young (not old)68.653228.537
rigid (not flexible)68.533924.540
linear (not circular)68.515026.766
uninspiring (not charismatic)68.46129.847
politically correct (not edgy)68.419631.032
vulnerable (not armoured)68.417723.224
judgemental (not accepting)68.336331.326
unprepared (not hoarder)68.312027.339
heroic (not villainous)68.166032.530
sensible (not ludicrous)68.141126.347
scientific (not artistic)68.038922.429
🏌 (not 🤺)68.07231.367
offended (not chill)68.037726.965
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.928925.629
📉 (not 📈)67.86628.027
confidential (not gossiping)67.657331.263
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)67.614031.266
sad (not happy)67.441825.745
dorky (not cool)67.229023.232
privileged (not oppressed)67.159332.181
humorless (not funny)67.020526.469
family-first (not work-first)67.037733.437
formal (not intimate)67.033127.337
nurturing (not poisonous)66.949426.233
sheltered (not street-smart)66.923327.336
literary (not mathematical)66.737325.432
classical (not avant-garde)66.535528.942
theist (not atheist)66.119828.439
trusting (not charming)66.118628.238
🧕 (not 💃)66.113926.864
pure (not debased)65.840229.032
🧐 (not 😎)65.828627.777
🧢 (not 🎩)65.835135.740
warm (not cold)65.645234.640
cooperative (not competitive)65.623330.534
healthy (not sickly)65.469730.345
ignorant (not knowledgeable)65.416728.757
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.253233.463
lowbrow (not highbrow)65.216127.333
low IQ (not high IQ)65.29724.882
soft (not hard)65.232425.541
😊 (not 🤣)65.246432.688
low self esteem (not narcissistic)65.221029.091
biased (not impartial)65.159030.335
romantic (not dispassionate)65.162128.869
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)64.924537.636
Swedish (not Italian)64.923832.368
mainstream (not arcane)64.717029.439
helpless (not resourceful)64.77831.773
reliable (not experimental)64.743532.875
depressed (not bright)64.428024.642
poor (not rich)64.329428.239
oblivious (not alert)64.322830.635
open-book (not secretive)64.222629.267
political (not nonpolitical)64.144531.745
pacifist (not ferocious)64.125325.345
demure (not vain)64.132330.068
factual (not poetic)64.142428.873
mature (not juvenile)63.850527.940
stuttering (not rhythmic)63.715328.369
sober (not indulgent)63.631528.174
😬 (not 😏)63.524332.143
active (not slothful)63.489432.845
wholesome (not salacious)63.449332.029
rational (not whimsical)63.253833.681
consistent (not variable)63.248733.490
awkward (not charming)63.125831.173
private (not gregarious)63.153628.068
moody (not stable)63.061336.740
🥾 (not 👟)63.037037.043
whippersnapper (not sage)62.833528.565
awkward (not suspicious)62.725028.033
dramatic (not no-nonsense)62.645830.447
go-getter (not slugabed)62.493223.630
communal (not individualist)62.321533.378
reserved (not chatty)62.242826.335
jealous (not compersive)62.240031.030
shy (not playful)61.916125.437
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.731430.571
incompetent (not competent)61.715233.030
respectful (not rude)61.556032.125
🐀 (not 🐘)61.432633.428
insecure (not confident)61.322028.036
first-mate (not captain)61.349836.947
🧗 (not 🛌)61.360836.148
neurotypical (not autistic)61.186324.722
vegan (not cannibal)61.144631.864
passive (not assertive)61.019929.850
chaste (not lustful)60.734324.826
meek (not bossy)60.524529.638
mad (not glad)60.554826.436
introvert (not extrovert)60.432428.672
macho (not metrosexual)60.432531.170
angry (not good-humored)60.139328.928
💩 (not 🌟)60.021934.135
neat (not messy)59.968329.461
vague (not precise)59.921228.129
direct (not roundabout)59.775630.639
subjective (not objective)59.634531.031
not introspective (not introspective)59.621129.556
🐐 (not 🦒)59.662330.744
enslaved (not emancipated)59.517729.740
blacksmith (not tailor)59.532833.470
puny (not mighty)59.422333.568
reasonable (not deranged)59.458736.632
shallow (not deep)59.130228.976
authoritarian (not democratic)59.044731.823
curious (not apathetic)58.979832.931
resistant (not resigned)58.988329.052
minimalist (not pack rat)58.748430.934
chortling (not giggling)58.766231.167
close-minded (not open-minded)58.634029.936
strict (not lenient)58.560232.239
prestigious (not disreputable)58.568927.842
hypocritical (not equitable)58.541432.989
🙃 (not 🥰)58.546032.064
gracious (not feisty)58.422130.054
sturdy (not flimsy)58.477833.070
English (not German)58.2100835.754
existentialist (not nihilist)58.163330.536
careful (not brave)58.028232.240
western (not eastern)57.672835.633
luddite (not technophile)57.349727.017
official (not backdoor)57.343635.634
permanent (not transient)57.258935.225
realist (not idealist)57.153835.073
utilitarian (not decorative)57.171634.268
studious (not goof-off)57.180229.067
altruistic (not selfish)57.061032.978
sleepy (not frenzied)57.08631.757
remote (not involved)56.915628.337
rugged (not refined)56.847932.067
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.655232.547
stoic (not expressive)56.343431.133
patient (not impatient)56.337830.639
scrub (not legit)56.020333.732
forgiving (not vengeful)55.956730.637
clumsy (not coordinated)55.734729.934
manicured (not scruffy)55.677331.041
statist (not anarchist)55.657530.535
driven (not unambitious)55.5113436.045
punchable (not loveable)55.539231.863
hurried (not leisurely)55.365530.250
claustrophobic (not spelunker)55.332129.556
unpolished (not eloquent)55.243126.338
monastic (not hedonist)55.236428.230
unobservant (not perceptive)55.118135.479
sheeple (not conspiracist)55.026834.336
complimentary (not insulting)54.762232.335
scholarly (not crafty)54.644628.969
hunter (not gatherer)54.663434.385
indiscreet (not tactful)54.534130.133
shy (not bold)54.414726.954
unassuming (not pretentious)54.343333.855
repulsive (not attractive)54.227531.985
🐷 (not 🐮)54.137534.537
lighthearted (not intense)54.134331.788
down2earth (not head@clouds)54.065636.543
outsider (not insider)54.062132.447
poorly-written (not believable)54.04332.665
social (not reclusive)53.967129.635
Russian (not French)53.939629.544
rough (not smooth)53.856029.028
child free (not pronatalist)53.882130.651
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.660932.869
modern (not historical)53.668832.236
valedictorian (not drop out)53.582431.028
folksy (not presidential)53.554032.578
thick (not thin)53.344726.770
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)53.333528.736
gloomy (not sunny)53.369030.861
fixable (not unfixable)53.374933.171
empirical (not theoretical)53.172929.854
trash (not treasure)53.024634.981
beautiful (not ugly)52.9101431.878
wavering (not resolute)52.828432.031
warm (not quarrelsome)52.754632.382
Greek (not Roman)52.752432.156
sweet (not bitter)52.461130.031
🐒 (not 🐩)52.456438.630
humble (not arrogant)52.251131.535
feminist (not sexist)51.887426.638
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.753126.422
codependent (not independent)51.745439.331
stinky (not fresh)51.738430.935
racist (not egalitarian)51.521731.268
tasteful (not lewd)51.485230.857
melee (not ranged)51.447627.542
suspicious (not trusting)51.175432.350
self-conscious (not self-assured)51.134532.378
obsessed (not aloof)51.096231.536
efficient (not overprepared)51.0102229.481
self-improving (not self-destructive)50.159029.976
instinctual (not reasoned)50.476531.847
socialist (not libertarian)50.543931.962

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Niko Polastri (0.787)
  2. Dan Espinoza (0.786)
  3. Charlie Swan (0.753)
  4. D.I. Greg Lestrade (0.714)
  5. Luther Hargreeves (0.709)
  1. Mia Wallace (-0.625)
  2. Louise Belcher (-0.621)
  3. The Joker (-0.619)
  4. Villanelle (-0.614)
  5. Maeby Funke (-0.603)

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 = 0.16)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.05)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.04)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.01)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.13)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.22)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.23)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.23)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.27)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.27)
  11. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.28)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.3)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.33)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.34)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.36)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.37)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.41)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.5)
  19. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.5)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.53)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.53)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.53)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.59)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.6)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.67)


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