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Man in Black Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Man in Black is a character from Westworld.

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
motivated (not unmotivated)97.456.932
stubborn (not accommodating)96.556.424
competitive (not cooperative)96.1197.7260
secretive (not open-book)95.7108.037
goth (not flower child)95.048.631
gloomy (not sunny)94.929.232
masculine (not feminine)94.9297.9262
dominant (not submissive)94.92810.1262
driven (not unambitious)94.73711.3243
ferocious (not pacifist)94.5199.8260
individualist (not communal)94.5215.9107
hard (not soft)94.4813.193
hard (not soft)94.31010.5233
vengeful (not forgiving)94.22910.0250
hunter (not gatherer)94.01210.154
persistent (not quitter)93.910411.526
assertive (not passive)93.71812.2240
intense (not lighthearted)93.7218.938
bitter (not sweet)93.6199.3267
cold (not warm)93.61811.3264
bossy (not meek)93.54311.0271
suspicious (not trusting)93.31710.5270
demanding (not unchallenging)93.2447.719
privileged (not oppressed)92.94718.331
rich (not poor)92.99215.4253
bold (not shy)92.812111.7236
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)92.56915.237
cocky (not timid)92.3739.736
diligent (not lazy)92.018313.2280
obsessed (not aloof)91.91316.6267
captain (not first-mate)91.76417.0268
authoritarian (not democratic)91.63612.3267
quarrelsome (not warm)91.53913.7262
🐴 (not 🦄)91.3711.425
alpha (not beta)91.19016.2242
deviant (not average)91.11710.1179
worldly (not innocent)91.01912.3243
mischievous (not well behaved)91.09914.9299
poisonous (not nurturing)91.05713.4118
miserable (not joyful)91.01210.027
narcissistic (not low self esteem)90.85417.552
decisive (not hesitant)90.74112.4289
rebellious (not obedient)90.711714.1262
opinionated (not neutral)90.713413.918
arrogant (not humble)90.511616.6262
rock (not rap)90.32310.929
macho (not metrosexual)90.1911.130
guarded (not open)90.16815.8267
work-first (not family-first)90.16816.2268
cruel (not kind)90.05014.3271
suspicious (not awkward)89.91612.5244
cynical (not gullible)89.94112.041
haunted (not blissful)89.84517.319
cannibal (not vegan)89.72912.344
freak (not normie)89.7329.418
fearmongering (not reassuring)89.72819.831
jaded (not innocent)89.77012.828
western (not eastern)89.5815.821
conspiracist (not sheeple)89.42612.2201
fighter (not lover)89.4279.614
sorrowful (not cheery)89.32112.6251
sad (not happy)89.31912.7252
distant (not touchy-feely)89.23114.637
outlaw (not sheriff)89.17417.2256
receiving (not giving)89.15219.029
extreme (not moderate)89.010016.0248
coordinated (not clumsy)88.615415.4239
selfish (not altruistic)88.510318.0259
demonic (not angelic)88.46114.6273
bad boy (not white knight)88.44619.329
frank (not sugarcoated)88.410921.534
punchable (not loveable)88.37415.951
contrarian (not yes-man)88.22120.533
strict (not lenient)88.17915.5227
🧗 (not 🛌)88.110119.129
😈 (not 😇)88.09619.028
psychopath (not empath)88.08313.021
never cries (not often crying)87.97418.137
debased (not pure)87.86519.3284
paranoid (not naive)87.82019.828
gendered (not androgynous)87.714121.4117
machiavellian (not transparent)87.73520.430
mad (not glad)87.65724.516
fire (not water)87.611719.028
rhythmic (not stuttering)87.55514.526
armoured (not vulnerable)87.25820.1240
high IQ (not low IQ)87.235414.2307
stingy (not generous)87.26613.524
old (not young)87.16913.6276
edgy (not politically correct)86.96214.6260
cunning (not honorable)86.68017.5287
wild (not tame)86.616717.9240
entitled (not grateful)86.614415.032
resourceful (not helpless)86.530320.8113
dramatic (not comedic)86.58819.237
active (not slothful)86.326619.9246
confidential (not gossiping)86.316320.0254
sturdy (not flimsy)86.313111.440
serious (not playful)86.214919.4264
crazy (not sane)86.27213.824
radical (not centrist)86.22120.231
complicated (not simple)86.013420.9264
🙃 (not 🥰)86.04719.138
straight (not queer)85.619420.0106
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.634320.6272
analysis (not common sense)85.64416.725
villainous (not heroic)85.48316.1265
judgemental (not accepting)85.416721.0152
master (not apprentice)85.326021.4127
important (not irrelevant)85.337219.025
angry (not good-humored)85.26419.9228
🎩 (not 🧢)85.216421.422
pessimistic (not optimistic)84.84822.8271
pointed (not random)84.820021.332
🦇 (not 🐿)84.76519.618
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)84.72321.522
independent (not codependent)84.617826.7255
perceptive (not unobservant)84.639222.433
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.515922.5287
traumatized (not flourishing)84.411219.738
workaholic (not slacker)84.344623.5110
street-smart (not sheltered)84.224120.3211
wooden (not plastic)84.15023.619
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.010623.3226
anarchist (not statist)84.06424.236
perverted (not clean)84.07517.023
spicy (not mild)83.919118.9214
genocidal (not not genocidal)83.86320.927
vintage (not trendy)83.716726.230
private (not gregarious)83.612522.6247
rough (not smooth)83.65921.7240
libertarian (not socialist)83.51723.8202
competent (not incompetent)83.347519.4226
dry (not moist)83.32516.936
💔 (not 💝)83.27324.318
feisty (not gracious)83.120520.6295
go-getter (not slugabed)83.134228.031
pro (not noob)83.042022.334
🥾 (not 👟)83.010723.622
gamer (not non-gamer)82.96926.427
🤐 (not 😜)82.77327.821
earth (not air)82.77217.115
rigid (not flexible)82.612220.9251
methodical (not astonishing)82.48421.2238
🥴 (not 🥳)82.44229.520
🤺 (not 🏌)82.427319.131
slow-talking (not fast-talking)82.42514.539
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)82.228124.5275
overachiever (not underachiever)82.043829.129
biased (not impartial)81.914922.0259
traitorous (not loyal)81.88622.7228
💀 (not 🎃)81.811228.832
antagonist (not protagonist)81.69122.836
mysterious (not unambiguous)81.512724.9266
barbaric (not civilized)81.46320.3298
vain (not demure)81.116322.2244
reclusive (not social)81.112918.332
spelunker (not claustrophobic)81.13723.230
chortling (not giggling)81.16921.544
studious (not goof-off)81.044625.322
deranged (not reasonable)80.913920.031
atheist (not theist)80.714026.9106
believable (not poorly-written)80.631120.734
stoic (not expressive)80.58625.2277
night owl (not morning lark)80.525922.4173
hedonist (not monastic)80.55124.428
salacious (not wholesome)80.516923.422
utilitarian (not decorative)80.110623.197
arcane (not mainstream)80.011521.2248
insulting (not complimentary)79.919122.3116
queen (not princess)79.830732.927
rude (not respectful)79.516222.8233
soulless (not soulful)79.511124.8103
explorer (not builder)79.314925.5252
unfixable (not fixable)79.39824.530
pretentious (not unassuming)79.223925.122
indie (not pop)79.120221.825
hoarder (not unprepared)79.17718.0219
industrial (not domestic)79.16023.1112
kinky (not vanilla)79.018922.7255
mighty (not puny)79.040324.2250
reserved (not chatty)78.822723.2263
businesslike (not chivalrous)78.820023.013
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)78.716928.7226
sexist (not feminist)78.714923.523
lustful (not chaste)78.623824.4216
winter (not summer)78.619630.027
badass (not weakass)78.467926.828
weird (not normal)78.330120.5250
OCD (not ADHD)78.222829.331
depressed (not bright)78.111224.9275
resistant (not resigned)78.125127.4285
frenzied (not sleepy)78.036224.541
money-focused (not love-focused)77.818524.325
Russian (not French)77.75921.247
confident (not insecure)77.748728.9256
scandalous (not proper)77.531526.4231
cool (not dorky)77.528029.027
tight (not loose)77.535323.024
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)77.212331.826
alert (not oblivious)77.049624.026
🐐 (not 🦒)76.98925.724
punk rock (not preppy)76.926027.544
extraordinary (not mundane)76.748323.5249
charming (not trusting)76.720116.2234
thick-skinned (not sensitive)76.617028.5310
tall (not short)76.531421.1277
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)76.58131.633
main character (not side character)76.546026.213
creepy (not disarming)76.410626.0121
unorthodox (not traditional)76.137928.3112
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.727927.326
direct (not roundabout)75.650228.0279
backdoor (not official)75.126027.7225
monochrome (not multicolored)75.120031.8107
animalistic (not human)74.97825.7236
chosen one (not everyman)74.923630.932
calm (not anxious)74.814229.0243
self-destructive (not self-improving)74.830630.426
hypocritical (not equitable)74.523825.2138
👽 (not 🤡)74.318425.324
crafty (not scholarly)74.041624.9242
Roman (not Greek)74.06428.238
unemotional (not emotional)74.09831.332
experimental (not reliable)73.927025.030
knowledgeable (not ignorant)73.671326.637
stoic (not hypochondriac)73.627328.426
rugged (not refined)73.532026.2242
genius (not dunce)73.557421.8307
dispassionate (not romantic)73.511531.348
muddy (not washed)73.316324.130
humorless (not funny)72.718826.3238
lewd (not tasteful)72.715825.3291
on-time (not tardy)72.769835.423
skeptical (not spiritual)72.666031.1228
picky (not always down)72.531332.823
overspender (not penny-pincher)72.226328.631
tense (not relaxed)72.283930.5242
😭 (not 😀)72.219627.230
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.239124.320
pensive (not serene)72.045231.021
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)72.032531.538
specialist (not generalist)71.930828.8113
moody (not stable)71.963530.3276
minimalist (not pack rat)71.821928.232
quiet (not loud)71.736127.1243
two-faced (not one-faced)71.728335.222
playful (not shy)71.675223.6251
charismatic (not uninspiring)71.686226.4296
nihilist (not existentialist)71.65432.390
heathen (not devout)71.522131.0264
still (not twitchy)71.518128.316
jealous (not compersive)71.434628.4230
offended (not chill)71.342930.930
interesting (not tiresome)70.973328.7233
indulgent (not sober)70.945232.7236
zany (not regular)70.349630.628
open to new experinces (not uncreative)70.282230.9253
deep (not shallow)70.156027.747
stylish (not slovenly)70.065227.1265
scientific (not artistic)69.752526.2233
historical (not modern)69.737627.2168
🥶 (not 🥵)69.620432.334
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.464030.7265
🤠 (not 🤑)69.259335.028
introspective (not not introspective)69.256835.332
ambitious (not realistic)69.156436.023
rural (not urban)68.721729.034
introvert (not extrovert)68.033030.4265
close-minded (not open-minded)67.929130.2281
trash (not treasure)67.815932.651
monotone (not expressive)67.523433.229
off-key (not musical)67.338030.148
fast (not slow)66.890028.1274
precise (not vague)66.875533.1171
disreputable (not prestigious)66.726931.7242
scruffy (not manicured)66.642030.9282
rational (not whimsical)66.565531.5272
cryptic (not straightforward)66.516533.8253
formal (not intimate)66.450235.928
valedictorian (not drop out)66.392733.223
🐒 (not 🐩)66.338732.227
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)66.247431.7237
eloquent (not unpolished)66.279728.8246
sage (not whippersnapper)65.832933.154
ludicrous (not sensible)65.738230.3246
jock (not nerd)65.747729.0258
stinky (not fresh)65.726127.326
repulsive (not attractive)65.622528.2270
🤫 (not 🤔)65.615935.929
practical (not imaginative)65.577732.2230
racist (not egalitarian)65.515929.725
efficient (not overprepared)65.574231.739
ugly (not beautiful)65.315026.2107
brave (not careful)65.279931.6254
💩 (not 🌟)65.223335.021
repetitive (not varied)65.048928.8114
🧐 (not 😎)64.947034.828
creative (not conventional)64.465229.9245
empirical (not theoretical)64.434833.0217
charming (not awkward)64.384928.0283
cultured (not rustic)64.375030.028
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.298426.720
doer (not thinker)64.281135.624
consistent (not variable)64.168632.542
sarcastic (not genuine)63.856631.7252
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.761428.723
classical (not avant-garde)63.665529.881
chic (not cheesy)63.450128.729
chaotic (not orderly)63.365234.2250
fortunate (not unlucky)63.144029.9248
legit (not scrub)62.8117831.438
sickly (not healthy)62.627128.0246
ranged (not melee)62.645330.131
presidential (not folksy)62.571632.738
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)62.371035.923
proactive (not reactive)62.328436.733
neat (not messy)62.293531.7177
curious (not apathetic)62.1107336.1263
opinionated (not jealous)62.1117035.033
outsider (not insider)61.961938.4179
cringeworthy (not inspiring)61.847130.8100
lost (not enlightened)61.664733.839
interested (not bored)61.5115032.428
blacksmith (not tailor)61.446330.633
child free (not pronatalist)61.391929.5212
😬 (not 😏)61.242835.524
freelance (not corporate)61.188732.837
triggered (not trolling)61.096634.353
extravagant (not thrifty)61.064731.921
highbrow (not lowbrow)60.888330.1223
permanent (not transient)60.867333.1119
🤣 (not 😊)60.845124.526
logical (not emotional)60.459433.0247
metaphorical (not literal)59.832032.3254
emancipated (not enslaved)59.8110935.9219
🏀 (not 🎨)59.658033.220
lavish (not frugal)59.463433.2237
no-nonsense (not dramatic)59.164737.4145
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.963331.626
fantastical (not realistic)58.960236.429
neurotypical (not autistic)58.8130731.2219
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.8115033.521
instinctual (not reasoned)58.787634.0266
unfaithful (not devoted)58.721135.442
sporty (not bookish)58.161729.0231
tactful (not indiscreet)57.9105135.625
resolute (not wavering)57.9123528.516
poetic (not factual)57.958634.535
mature (not juvenile)57.894033.8125
🐷 (not 🐮)57.739535.532
circular (not linear)57.756235.036
conservative (not liberal)57.548732.931
interrupting (not attentive)57.571737.537
subjective (not objective)57.463835.9110
flamboyant (not modest)57.372833.1260
philosophical (not real)57.136434.0172
realist (not idealist)56.981238.0105
prudish (not flirtatious)56.867336.731
wise (not foolish)56.797230.0257
desperate (not high standards)56.753233.523
bad-cook (not good-cook)56.676233.320
Swedish (not Italian)56.568933.332
dog person (not cat person)56.579640.125
abstract (not concrete)56.460536.731
prideful (not envious)56.4147439.751
purple (not orange)56.373632.5197
basic (not hipster)56.1103131.1224
sexual (not asexual)56.1121833.819
🤖 (not 👻)56.071037.618
leisurely (not hurried)55.955831.8255
🐘 (not 🐀)55.976536.225
geriatric (not vibrant)55.740233.631
exuberant (not subdued)55.7102434.246
thin (not thick)55.6105630.7153
🧕 (not 💃)54.950632.331
political (not nonpolitical)54.8100836.1222
plays hard (not works hard)54.552936.2247
🧠 (not 💪)54.0133130.032
German (not English)53.816936.930
serious (not bold)53.479835.4254
📉 (not 📈)53.441832.725
mathematical (not literary)53.265332.6196
quirky (not predictable)53.096332.824
low-tech (not high-tech)52.693133.2235
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.583835.2259
intellectual (not physical)52.1125829.7239
tautology (not oxymoron)52.152235.725
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.0102034.7222
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.982835.6244
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.874834.8176
deep (not epic)51.891734.028
cautious (not impulsive)51.694033.1247
involved (not remote)51.6155036.8244
luddite (not technophile)51.6100433.7229
concise (not long-winded)51.6100031.522
profound (not ironic)51.591236.122
patient (not impatient)51.072937.5120
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)51.056935.321
exaggerating (not factual)50.6100834.523
Pepsi (not Coke)50.487934.526

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Angel Eyes (0.894)
  2. Vicious (0.882)
  3. Malcolm Merlyn (0.877)
  4. Red John (0.868)
  5. Thanos (0.867)
  6. Scar (0.862)
  7. General Kirigan (0.857)
  8. Darth Vader (0.856)
  9. Rowan Pope (0.855)
  10. Scorpius (0.848)
  1. Flounder (-0.731)
  2. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.673)
  3. Chien-Po (-0.669)
  4. Jerry Gergich (-0.668)
  5. Emmet Brickowski (-0.666)
  6. Touta Matsuda (-0.653)
  7. Mayuri Shiina (-0.644)
  8. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.643)
  9. Charles Bingley (-0.636)
  10. Rex (-0.624)

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

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


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