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Peter Burke Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Peter Burke is a character from White Collar.

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
diligent (not lazy)96.2176.328
clean (not perverted)94.565.917
devoted (not unfaithful)93.8376.911
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.4878.119
persistent (not quitter)91.72298.012
motivated (not unmotivated)91.421012.321
loyal (not traitorous)91.219211.711
workaholic (not slacker)91.212111.617
heroic (not villainous)90.89213.318
straight (not queer)90.45421.514
tense (not relaxed)89.7907.921
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.16911.523
reasonable (not deranged)89.0259.415
orderly (not chaotic)88.64516.912
neat (not messy)88.59611.911
sane (not crazy)88.588.416
believable (not poorly-written)88.32617.213
down2earth (not head@clouds)88.02719.220
driven (not unambitious)88.031615.123
competent (not incompetent)87.827412.718
confidential (not gossiping)87.811312.717
important (not irrelevant)87.62579.717
consistent (not variable)87.6168.817
pointed (not random)87.510211.011
not genocidal (not genocidal)87.313616.620
dog person (not cat person)87.23124.720
direct (not roundabout)87.111017.516
white knight (not bad boy)87.14520.815
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.08818.227
valedictorian (not drop out)86.920620.116
realistic (not fantastical)86.94110.621
basic (not hipster)86.72911.712
patriotic (not unpatriotic)86.67711.88
scientific (not artistic)86.59611.617
high IQ (not low IQ)86.538010.814
overachiever (not underachiever)86.523218.015
mature (not juvenile)86.412914.421
respectful (not rude)86.211410.215
assertive (not passive)86.020211.111
factual (not poetic)86.03310.513
protagonist (not antagonist)85.617317.719
statist (not anarchist)85.61512.99
skeptical (not spiritual)85.013116.316
factual (not exaggerating)84.96115.119
love-focused (not money-focused)84.928718.820
bossy (not meek)84.832513.711
pro (not noob)84.834611.613
human (not animalistic)84.618115.920
sturdy (not flimsy)84.517620.026
works hard (not plays hard)84.218722.321
involved (not remote)84.28012.013
classical (not avant-garde)84.12812.917
straightforward (not cryptic)84.06213.918
kind (not cruel)83.937712.811
sensible (not ludicrous)83.87614.913
demanding (not unchallenging)83.73668.616
studious (not goof-off)83.632516.316
corporate (not freelance)83.67621.118
precise (not vague)83.414414.114
cautious (not impulsive)82.97718.223
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.835319.712
coordinated (not clumsy)82.736020.023
perceptive (not unobservant)82.750523.429
real (not philosophical)82.66022.813
rational (not whimsical)82.515113.324
gendered (not androgynous)82.444322.120
never cries (not often crying)82.118319.720
private (not gregarious)81.917514.517
proper (not scandalous)81.912114.418
formal (not intimate)81.910719.112
go-getter (not slugabed)81.742922.99
on-time (not tardy)81.739425.415
masculine (not feminine)81.645321.917
tasteful (not lewd)81.612921.19
neurotypical (not autistic)81.410220.515
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.414516.823
monochrome (not multicolored)81.38020.921
tight (not loose)81.12189.627
practical (not imaginative)80.921025.012
egalitarian (not racist)80.966819.024
prestigious (not disreputable)80.817818.321
reliable (not experimental)80.814519.116
💝 (not 💔)80.611923.636
privileged (not oppressed)80.635621.417
methodical (not astonishing)80.512219.617
devout (not heathen)80.36514.115
active (not slothful)80.360625.712
alpha (not beta)80.244720.712
honorable (not cunning)80.117927.419
civilized (not barbaric)80.141024.214
treasure (not trash)80.058913.513
sheriff (not outlaw)79.722021.518
badass (not weakass)79.762320.719
tame (not wild)79.48519.017
wise (not foolish)79.423219.320
captain (not first-mate)79.434027.613
earth (not air)79.113326.715
soulful (not soulless)79.057021.311
🏀 (not 🎨)79.021821.732
English (not German)78.738220.111
politically correct (not edgy)78.59615.314
one-faced (not two-faced)78.540627.811
washed (not muddy)78.427620.517
traditional (not unorthodox)78.313323.222
OCD (not ADHD)78.322217.216
literal (not metaphorical)78.39623.515
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.135520.318
legit (not scrub)77.843825.411
stoic (not hypochondriac)77.715715.521
resourceful (not helpless)77.777721.015
stable (not moody)77.65422.113
alert (not oblivious)77.546619.811
prideful (not envious)77.426812.023
urban (not rural)77.236524.618
rhythmic (not stuttering)77.242415.414
well behaved (not mischievous)77.018321.918
resolute (not wavering)76.934917.127
fresh (not stinky)76.854218.316
vintage (not trendy)76.846719.918
morning lark (not night owl)76.710426.424
permanent (not transient)76.711922.613
linear (not circular)76.64122.123
presidential (not folksy)76.626818.627
vanilla (not kinky)76.518122.425
stubborn (not accommodating)76.562116.514
🐘 (not 🐀)76.410025.321
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)76.312922.818
prudish (not flirtatious)76.313220.824
unambiguous (not mysterious)76.217123.111
regular (not zany)76.26319.519
😇 (not 😈)76.229920.329
sober (not indulgent)76.012022.020
off-key (not musical)76.013219.922
master (not apprentice)75.959014.911
stoic (not expressive)75.817020.725
utilitarian (not decorative)75.824521.427
healthy (not sickly)75.855823.513
analysis (not common sense)75.824726.020
altruistic (not selfish)75.734315.417
nurturing (not poisonous)75.746721.920
disarming (not creepy)75.743323.518
political (not nonpolitical)75.728723.115
official (not backdoor)75.613323.023
concrete (not abstract)75.621426.313
modest (not flamboyant)75.429724.112
monotone (not expressive)75.410514.928
frank (not sugarcoated)75.159923.620
preppy (not punk rock)75.144021.716
monastic (not hedonist)75.04917.920
chortling (not giggling)74.924618.69
conventional (not creative)74.819022.615
pure (not debased)74.731521.611
🌟 (not 💩)74.779625.427
tall (not short)74.737416.629
eloquent (not unpolished)74.651418.716
average (not deviant)74.66522.016
hunter (not gatherer)74.442723.613
western (not eastern)74.319527.822
enlightened (not lost)74.317920.615
predictable (not quirky)74.311721.715
obedient (not rebellious)74.219325.012
high standards (not desperate)74.242514.816
empath (not psychopath)74.155418.920
obsessed (not aloof)74.038023.416
manicured (not scruffy)74.070826.221
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.733333.08
📈 (not 📉)73.525026.126
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.240826.914
wholesome (not salacious)72.845725.318
guarded (not open)72.877425.411
strict (not lenient)72.744225.414
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.622217.417
offended (not chill)72.639718.112
intense (not lighthearted)72.666415.617
objective (not subjective)72.57924.129
armoured (not vulnerable)72.452321.416
main character (not side character)72.354027.615
serious (not playful)72.361918.49
curious (not apathetic)72.155420.018
🐴 (not 🦄)72.138532.425
loveable (not punchable)72.151123.818
rock (not rap)72.184921.020
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)72.019625.030
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.942325.030
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.866827.734
self-improving (not self-destructive)71.823529.120
🤔 (not 🤫)71.719921.236
🤖 (not 👻)71.620627.025
demure (not vain)71.621814.812
logical (not emotional)71.330220.513
🧐 (not 😎)71.228427.126
mighty (not puny)71.172616.122
serious (not bold)71.123725.320
rigid (not flexible)71.041320.415
non-gamer (not gamer)70.754031.115
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)70.776224.514
bright (not depressed)70.633023.329
romantic (not dispassionate)70.669618.016
insider (not outsider)70.514222.211
water (not fire)70.526623.413
confident (not insecure)70.176821.019
angelic (not demonic)70.153021.917
flourishing (not traumatized)70.110612.514
wooden (not plastic)70.057425.516
suspicious (not trusting)69.954031.49
genius (not dunce)69.974717.614
luddite (not technophile)69.920716.321
dominant (not submissive)69.783021.812
introspective (not not introspective)69.755124.425
😊 (not 🤣)69.655026.824
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)69.528122.223
queen (not princess)69.465830.312
secretive (not open-book)69.269422.120
frugal (not lavish)68.942226.225
interesting (not tiresome)68.881121.113
normie (not freak)68.828831.212
empirical (not theoretical)68.720322.524
trusting (not charming)68.719628.916
decisive (not hesitant)68.682525.025
grateful (not entitled)68.643818.419
chaste (not lustful)68.525724.616
historical (not modern)67.444030.18
builder (not explorer)67.235827.216
beautiful (not ugly)67.1122719.319
🏌 (not 🤺)67.110424.117
tactful (not indiscreet)67.061932.013
good-humored (not angry)66.864322.816
scholarly (not crafty)66.734423.714
normal (not weird)66.330125.625
opinionated (not jealous)66.399428.320
macho (not metrosexual)66.233424.326
🐩 (not 🐒)66.155229.126
old (not young)66.146311.49
opinionated (not neutral)66.1133028.717
no-nonsense (not dramatic)65.943828.68
centrist (not radical)65.920525.823
fast (not slow)65.893824.318
mundane (not extraordinary)65.818930.119
self-assured (not self-conscious)65.883824.011
deep (not shallow)65.674527.913
pensive (not serene)65.589823.38
fortunate (not unlucky)65.436519.717
quiet (not loud)65.451921.616
smooth (not rough)65.447222.321
claustrophobic (not spelunker)65.420424.314
cocky (not timid)65.3101519.017
interested (not bored)64.999027.422
🥴 (not 🥳)64.852526.631
humble (not arrogant)64.750326.817
🤠 (not 🤑)64.778830.221
cheesy (not chic)64.657424.616
reserved (not chatty)64.561422.720
realist (not idealist)64.553333.320
bookish (not sporty)64.492323.416
realistic (not ambitious)64.430831.917
🧗 (not 🛌)64.486326.128
mainstream (not arcane)64.328528.010
simple (not complicated)64.221023.013
feminist (not sexist)64.2101918.918
🤐 (not 😜)64.159425.734
equitable (not hypocritical)64.061831.121
forgiving (not vengeful)63.965927.918
intellectual (not physical)63.893128.019
moderate (not extreme)63.833328.817
subdued (not exuberant)63.833630.514
focused on the present (not focused on the future)63.644431.512
communal (not individualist)63.627329.315
🐐 (not 🦒)63.667027.520
existentialist (not nihilist)63.464530.416
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.450126.918
😬 (not 😏)63.335129.132
mild (not spicy)63.236929.110
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.156629.719
hurried (not leisurely)63.163525.98
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.140231.826
thrifty (not extravagant)63.158330.714
paranoid (not naive)63.075330.016
🧠 (not 💪)62.8107428.040
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.836327.821
profound (not ironic)62.843615.310
nerd (not jock)62.586522.712
repetitive (not varied)62.561923.517
Roman (not Greek)62.535530.712
dry (not moist)62.550024.611
picky (not always down)62.568029.712
attentive (not interrupting)62.166630.014
winter (not summer)62.160133.416
proactive (not reactive)62.129627.820
happy (not sad)61.941522.812
stylish (not slovenly)61.694224.423
triggered (not trolling)61.693224.78
tautology (not oxymoron)61.612428.124
👽 (not 🤡)61.563623.729
transparent (not machiavellian)61.458126.716
attractive (not repulsive)61.3126223.915
still (not twitchy)61.339229.819
frenzied (not sleepy)61.2134525.521
sage (not whippersnapper)60.951030.710
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.849528.417
genuine (not sarcastic)60.774525.210
🎃 (not 💀)60.756128.823
emancipated (not enslaved)60.6106625.210
hoarder (not unprepared)60.584817.511
everyman (not chosen one)60.553031.021
distant (not touchy-feely)60.578724.126
dorky (not cool)60.459423.918
hard (not soft)60.382623.921
😀 (not 😭)60.360926.827
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)60.275127.624
hard (not soft)60.184925.311
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.173924.718
rich (not poor)59.791718.116
funny (not humorless)59.690218.412
uncreative (not open to new experinces)59.528821.815
generous (not stingy)59.599327.117
refined (not rugged)59.489321.514
conservative (not liberal)59.444229.819
specialist (not generalist)59.188230.215
Swedish (not Italian)59.058425.517
sweet (not bitter)58.979527.224
concise (not long-winded)58.865225.115
🐿 (not 🦇)58.689433.125
orange (not purple)58.563033.119
efficient (not overprepared)58.5118738.512
calm (not anxious)58.254031.416
thinker (not doer)58.239035.117
judgemental (not accepting)58.180024.616
cultured (not rustic)58.198931.119
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.827033.121
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)57.757725.819
sorrowful (not cheery)57.6100225.416
independent (not codependent)57.6109628.425
fixable (not unfixable)57.599728.111
bold (not shy)57.4155029.016
flower child (not goth)57.4106924.319
feisty (not gracious)57.3119226.918
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.246220.719
dramatic (not comedic)57.2120323.122
sexual (not asexual)57.2118730.518
🥰 (not 🙃)57.183829.429
bashful (not exhibitionist)57.044029.220
compersive (not jealous)56.976329.934
🐮 (not 🐷)56.996030.435
🧕 (not 💃)56.943725.120
vegan (not cannibal)56.987329.17
warm (not cold)56.594227.431
mathematical (not literary)56.455929.616
awkward (not suspicious)56.352725.210
pretentious (not unassuming)56.394630.615
worldly (not innocent)56.2125725.521
🧢 (not 🎩)56.280433.522
impartial (not biased)56.021130.921
libertarian (not socialist)55.982322.38
pacifist (not ferocious)55.861825.416
geriatric (not vibrant)55.640427.414
pop (not indie)55.647527.020
thick (not thin)55.559529.423
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.4152622.914
joyful (not miserable)55.464222.214
fighter (not lover)55.486322.516
resistant (not resigned)55.3150730.530
gloomy (not sunny)55.298628.019
glad (not mad)55.071321.218
epic (not deep)54.979726.512
giving (not receiving)54.9113730.115
theist (not atheist)54.861530.319
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.693437.010
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.4116922.317
tailor (not blacksmith)54.1114331.315
cynical (not gullible)54.0119027.327
👟 (not 🥾)53.791436.135
chivalrous (not businesslike)53.789237.022
introvert (not extrovert)53.675828.917
domestic (not industrial)53.580726.917
yes-man (not contrarian)53.557228.224
playful (not shy)53.3136623.518
warm (not quarrelsome)53.284720.019
French (not Russian)53.0117524.213
low-tech (not high-tech)52.992133.326
family-first (not work-first)52.997431.621
innocent (not jaded)52.357331.021
brave (not careful)52.2127626.619
instinctual (not reasoned)52.2110932.916
open-minded (not close-minded)52.2120423.622
pack rat (not minimalist)52.276827.210
conspiracist (not sheeple)51.9139131.48
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.890836.220
unemotional (not emotional)51.848828.521
cooperative (not competitive)51.772528.326
insulting (not complimentary)51.684920.710
haunted (not blissful)51.6136223.816
reclusive (not social)51.584921.917
street-smart (not sheltered)51.4124928.415
charming (not awkward)51.3127326.121
narcissistic (not low self esteem)51.3118124.816
democratic (not authoritarian)51.0111929.111
impatient (not patient)50.9123932.611
ranged (not melee)50.9123728.423
🥶 (not 🥵)50.183527.428
child free (not pronatalist)50.3136833.319
Pepsi (not Coke)50.586829.013

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Harold Cooper (0.879)
  2. Donald Cragen (0.877)
  3. Carl Hanratty (0.876)
  4. George S. Hammond (0.872)
  5. Karen Vick (0.864)
  6. Joe West (0.862)
  7. Teresa Lisbon (0.86)
  8. Frank Reagan (0.858)
  9. Aaron Hotchner (0.857)
  10. Charlie Carson (0.857)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.665)
  2. Oscar Bluth (-0.635)
  3. Jeff Portnoy (-0.612)
  4. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.592)
  5. Myrtle Wilson (-0.585)
  6. The Deep (-0.583)
  7. Cheryl Tunt (-0.581)
  8. Krusty the Clown (-0.577)
  9. Frank Gallagher (-0.566)
  10. Roman Roy (-0.565)

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

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


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