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Professor X Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Professor X is a character from X-Men.

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
high IQ (not low IQ)96.6226.151
🧠 (not 💪)96.397.245
master (not apprentice)94.4238.232
genius (not dunce)93.81910.846
bookish (not sporty)93.2498.643
studious (not goof-off)92.93011.142
diligent (not lazy)92.61439.529
nerd (not jock)92.57613.834
intellectual (not physical)92.43814.529
perceptive (not unobservant)92.4669.443
rich (not poor)92.211312.036
wise (not foolish)92.11612.951
neat (not messy)91.34316.543
civilized (not barbaric)91.14612.929
persistent (not quitter)91.026212.424
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.112019.131
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.016013.882
mature (not juvenile)89.85212.638
resourceful (not helpless)89.716317.139
competent (not incompetent)89.620213.231
pro (not noob)89.418023.843
motivated (not unmotivated)89.432417.533
resolute (not wavering)89.13610.235
captain (not first-mate)88.813115.077
high-tech (not low-tech)88.67714.034
coordinated (not clumsy)88.316616.330
workaholic (not slacker)88.223214.285
pointed (not random)88.28417.365
important (not irrelevant)88.024017.943
white knight (not bad boy)88.03616.532
washed (not muddy)87.83413.138
respectful (not rude)87.78913.840
heroic (not villainous)87.621515.435
overachiever (not underachiever)87.219918.262
proper (not scandalous)87.14517.335
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)86.95114.449
deep (not shallow)86.84110.732
confident (not insecure)86.714613.733
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)86.77024.030
manicured (not scruffy)86.625816.137
scientific (not artistic)86.59617.845
prestigious (not disreputable)86.46521.625
logical (not emotional)86.34520.546
extraordinary (not mundane)86.015119.662
interested (not bored)86.04818.876
analysis (not common sense)86.04123.733
queen (not princess)85.815222.235
valedictorian (not drop out)85.525723.836
giving (not receiving)85.49917.736
main character (not side character)85.328921.634
old (not young)85.010717.847
on-time (not tardy)84.926421.057
refined (not rugged)84.810016.638
calm (not anxious)84.84125.738
confidential (not gossiping)84.423523.353
human (not animalistic)84.220022.143
protagonist (not antagonist)84.221924.037
egalitarian (not racist)84.046621.237
tasteful (not lewd)83.88319.431
bold (not shy)83.761516.537
sheriff (not outlaw)83.413224.434
introspective (not not introspective)83.26120.467
fresh (not stinky)83.225523.440
devoted (not unfaithful)83.254421.529
works hard (not plays hard)83.123719.651
alpha (not beta)83.134018.888
🧐 (not 😎)83.15627.435
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.920824.247
clean (not perverted)82.827319.143
profound (not ironic)82.71721.939
opinionated (not jealous)82.612216.943
eloquent (not unpolished)82.423922.976
serious (not playful)82.028115.049
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.012322.343
ranged (not melee)81.9922.435
scheduled (not spontaneous)81.826025.537
still (not twitchy)81.75123.462
orderly (not chaotic)81.717223.671
scholarly (not crafty)81.67025.140
inspiring (not cringeworthy)81.515022.033
highbrow (not lowbrow)81.39019.934
tight (not loose)81.321014.944
love-focused (not money-focused)81.242722.337
patient (not impatient)80.98525.623
thinker (not doer)80.93626.765
legit (not scrub)80.829524.631
treasure (not trash)80.853518.948
gatherer (not hunter)80.812214.424
cautious (not impulsive)80.712716.627
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.744221.337
official (not backdoor)80.66023.632
cultured (not rustic)80.314920.837
worldly (not innocent)80.337424.053
factual (not exaggerating)80.115124.868
high standards (not desperate)80.123223.969
vintage (not trendy)80.133824.858
mighty (not puny)80.036321.946
believable (not poorly-written)80.035418.136
presidential (not folksy)80.017924.835
generous (not stingy)79.923821.863
loyal (not traitorous)79.877820.643
interesting (not tiresome)79.532022.681
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)79.517321.028
🎩 (not 🧢)79.431227.035
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.332726.746
genuine (not sarcastic)79.218626.449
reasonable (not deranged)79.123726.537
reassuring (not fearmongering)79.117923.933
alert (not oblivious)79.040127.350
dominant (not submissive)78.955924.935
🌟 (not 💩)78.759933.340
kind (not cruel)78.260222.480
pacifist (not ferocious)78.111024.346
tame (not wild)78.011322.756
gracious (not feisty)77.84322.134
compersive (not jealous)77.711219.549
badass (not weakass)77.770320.257
optimistic (not pessimistic)77.521423.652
driven (not unambitious)77.495431.541
open-minded (not close-minded)77.322420.438
decisive (not hesitant)76.951523.353
🎨 (not 🏀)76.953024.655
👽 (not 🤡)76.812921.229
secretive (not open-book)76.844122.790
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.755829.032
nurturing (not poisonous)76.641724.739
rational (not whimsical)76.532729.443
enlightened (not lost)76.412824.334
smooth (not rough)76.314022.136
go-getter (not slugabed)76.375419.536
dramatic (not comedic)76.246522.767
water (not fire)76.215225.452
attentive (not interrupting)76.120923.636
hoarder (not unprepared)76.015221.230
consistent (not variable)75.824826.331
tactful (not indiscreet)75.625926.945
soulful (not soulless)75.674929.546
empath (not psychopath)75.549324.549
accepting (not judgemental)75.323425.350
formal (not intimate)75.223825.289
English (not German)75.064129.170
focused on the future (not focused on the present)74.99926.039
feminist (not sexist)74.768920.135
OCD (not ADHD)74.738126.452
honorable (not cunning)74.636726.645
forgiving (not vengeful)74.533628.738
chaste (not lustful)74.412126.041
independent (not codependent)74.354423.832
specialist (not generalist)74.221427.447
masculine (not feminine)74.267519.841
complicated (not simple)74.155729.348
chortling (not giggling)74.129726.033
tailor (not blacksmith)74.035328.127
stable (not moody)73.99125.137
😊 (not 🤣)73.936427.530
🐩 (not 🐒)73.933227.040
quiet (not loud)73.530120.331
classical (not avant-garde)73.425621.140
chosen one (not everyman)73.227927.546
cat person (not dog person)73.027027.530
reasoned (not instinctual)72.917728.945
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.877730.129
monochrome (not multicolored)72.725627.255
prideful (not envious)72.755020.695
permanent (not transient)72.722630.529
opinionated (not neutral)72.5104927.554
picky (not always down)72.431621.030
🤖 (not 👻)72.218429.837
📈 (not 📉)72.231228.772
reserved (not chatty)72.139527.649
technophile (not luddite)72.122925.039
sturdy (not flimsy)72.064627.741
asexual (not sexual)72.017531.340
sensible (not ludicrous)71.946828.056
well behaved (not mischievous)71.830724.544
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.756930.044
precise (not vague)71.755835.234
😇 (not 😈)71.545124.937
🤐 (not 😜)71.536528.939
communal (not individualist)71.411032.538
never cries (not often crying)71.352930.930
private (not gregarious)70.758523.136
loveable (not punchable)70.755730.039
philosophical (not real)70.610231.540
altruistic (not selfish)70.653828.148
winter (not summer)70.638025.935
complimentary (not insulting)70.446424.232
corporate (not freelance)70.331231.444
involved (not remote)70.267133.930
mathematical (not literary)70.121223.528
suspicious (not awkward)70.160724.438
humble (not arrogant)69.936825.043
modest (not flamboyant)69.950127.838
demanding (not unchallenging)69.999424.862
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)69.840231.334
serious (not bold)69.528531.244
statist (not anarchist)69.432030.630
liberal (not conservative)69.357828.040
slow-talking (not fast-talking)69.316027.528
utilitarian (not decorative)68.757527.653
monastic (not hedonist)68.613926.629
reliable (not experimental)68.650628.532
obedient (not rebellious)68.332033.334
gendered (not androgynous)68.3129224.032
metrosexual (not macho)68.353623.748
vegan (not cannibal)68.347427.350
extravagant (not thrifty)68.347728.942
charming (not awkward)68.272323.233
chill (not offended)68.225327.171
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)68.142432.942
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')68.12828.427
builder (not explorer)68.132231.230
sage (not whippersnapper)68.126032.731
stylish (not slovenly)68.072426.833
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.044126.729
jaded (not innocent)67.981225.527
warm (not cold)67.862826.535
atheist (not theist)67.857433.338
methodical (not astonishing)67.757030.243
🐐 (not 🦒)67.246032.377
minimalist (not pack rat)67.137532.131
lavish (not frugal)67.144127.249
no-nonsense (not dramatic)67.140432.349
sane (not crazy)67.144729.027
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.144530.460
resistant (not resigned)67.086828.229
urban (not rural)67.085628.128
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)67.088626.331
preppy (not punk rock)66.972628.833
bossy (not meek)66.596424.146
factual (not poetic)66.556728.641
obsessed (not aloof)66.465625.347
politically correct (not edgy)66.437029.829
narcissistic (not low self esteem)66.463823.233
haunted (not blissful)66.384728.766
beautiful (not ugly)66.2124829.724
sorrowful (not cheery)65.972124.333
🐘 (not 🐀)65.939230.644
indie (not pop)65.772530.543
stoic (not hypochondriac)65.758630.038
flower child (not goth)65.777428.134
warm (not quarrelsome)65.647627.527
emancipated (not enslaved)65.681425.040
good-humored (not angry)65.667421.938
disarming (not creepy)65.695730.038
frenzied (not sleepy)65.6111020.742
curious (not apathetic)65.587529.949
pronatalist (not child free)65.524828.166
intense (not lighthearted)65.592527.340
chic (not cheesy)65.544827.726
assertive (not passive)65.4102028.371
🥰 (not 🙃)65.352428.647
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.261029.684
grateful (not entitled)65.253231.253
theoretical (not empirical)65.010133.474
frank (not sugarcoated)64.8110230.535
proactive (not reactive)64.819637.140
angelic (not demonic)64.675024.234
strict (not lenient)64.568030.740
French (not Russian)64.559621.330
existentialist (not nihilist)64.260330.260
armoured (not vulnerable)64.182727.939
guarded (not open)64.0110928.742
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.945628.529
sober (not indulgent)63.846930.935
historical (not modern)63.752831.428
pretentious (not unassuming)63.767526.727
good-cook (not bad-cook)63.643329.263
political (not nonpolitical)63.566031.837
insider (not outsider)63.533629.641
vanilla (not kinky)63.356531.164
neurotypical (not autistic)63.3111134.147
cool (not dorky)63.373829.231
wholesome (not salacious)63.280327.832
stoic (not expressive)63.145233.442
contrarian (not yes-man)62.980524.651
trusting (not charming)62.840831.051
mild (not spicy)62.837533.144
active (not slothful)62.8141027.168
🥾 (not 👟)62.857335.737
short (not tall)62.549128.361
weird (not normal)62.481126.538
tense (not relaxed)62.4126430.767
deep (not epic)62.436834.376
🦄 (not 🐴)62.248831.834
distant (not touchy-feely)62.173729.737
deviant (not average)62.086327.653
pure (not debased)61.674328.476
glad (not mad)61.651224.334
💝 (not 💔)61.666332.933
🧕 (not 💃)61.529428.944
efficient (not overprepared)61.3100435.031
wooden (not plastic)61.3107129.355
prudish (not flirtatious)61.351627.025
objective (not subjective)61.239634.138
🤔 (not 🤫)61.269235.745
privileged (not oppressed)61.2103431.742
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.094832.842
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.0114430.348
cynical (not gullible)61.095930.238
arcane (not mainstream)60.674937.329
queer (not straight)60.628135.746
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.6105529.739
🐮 (not 🐷)60.668731.764
accommodating (not stubborn)60.627932.546
fast (not slow)60.5115931.586
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.472929.240
Swedish (not Italian)60.354431.533
trusting (not suspicious)60.159134.845
careful (not brave)60.138329.344
bright (not depressed)60.066426.234
family-first (not work-first)60.077435.040
triggered (not trolling)59.9102325.932
rock (not rap)59.9152127.027
monotone (not expressive)59.942730.143
Greek (not Roman)59.828428.339
cocky (not timid)59.8121727.640
🥶 (not 🥵)59.747030.852
basic (not hipster)59.686529.433
lover (not fighter)59.470829.750
one-faced (not two-faced)59.4109333.370
overspender (not penny-pincher)59.357732.035
dry (not moist)59.362626.428
morning lark (not night owl)59.148136.224
rigid (not flexible)59.080530.434
sweet (not bitter)59.079027.032
democratic (not authoritarian)58.984034.939
direct (not roundabout)58.8119330.142
freak (not normie)58.882930.268
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.753927.939
businesslike (not chivalrous)58.775132.970
devout (not heathen)58.678332.332
leisurely (not hurried)58.647131.742
traumatized (not flourishing)58.4108529.231
concise (not long-winded)58.466834.536
centrist (not radical)58.349431.038
💀 (not 🎃)58.279632.445
creative (not conventional)58.185232.541
subdued (not exuberant)57.853426.833
sad (not happy)57.5103523.478
zany (not regular)57.592030.432
hard (not soft)57.492028.726
exhibitionist (not bashful)57.4101730.366
traditional (not unorthodox)56.869333.443
concrete (not abstract)56.798533.544
realistic (not fantastical)56.798632.451
repulsive (not attractive)56.635031.438
machiavellian (not transparent)56.676230.943
dispassionate (not romantic)56.541231.861
straightforward (not cryptic)56.4127133.634
fixable (not unfixable)56.2105928.241
industrial (not domestic)56.180331.949
😏 (not 😬)56.195832.659
tautology (not oxymoron)55.732025.424
humorless (not funny)55.362528.983
extreme (not moderate)55.3114231.252
geriatric (not vibrant)55.340728.165
cooperative (not competitive)55.263334.729
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.286636.036
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)55.2112633.847
ambitious (not realistic)55.2108432.843
purple (not orange)55.079931.143
skeptical (not spiritual)54.7134134.037
playful (not shy)54.4133526.148
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.491132.735
joyful (not miserable)54.467021.733
🤑 (not 🤠)54.465532.925
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.479329.144
😀 (not 😭)54.283223.930
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)54.085430.954
socialist (not libertarian)53.949330.130
introvert (not extrovert)53.974133.333
circular (not linear)53.976329.337
paranoid (not naive)53.8115427.237
predictable (not quirky)53.879730.428
practical (not imaginative)53.6118437.528
thin (not thick)53.4113329.470
unemotional (not emotional)53.444535.441
hard (not soft)53.3102628.735
non-gamer (not gamer)53.2118736.161
🥴 (not 🥳)52.9107828.832
air (not earth)52.951435.758
sheltered (not street-smart)52.567432.241
🏌 (not 🤺)52.539237.331
equitable (not hypocritical)52.4103230.081
western (not eastern)52.2152434.634
pensive (not serene)51.9163733.253
social (not reclusive)51.7106428.039
repetitive (not varied)51.6120726.232
musical (not off-key)51.680430.279
demure (not vain)51.593628.536
idealist (not realist)51.592032.146
healthy (not sickly)51.3147626.984
🧗 (not 🛌)51.3130229.533
gloomy (not sunny)51.3110529.044
literal (not metaphorical)51.2133332.038
🦇 (not 🐿)51.280230.339
Coke (not Pepsi)51.2105634.452
biased (not impartial)51.1156734.238
fortunate (not unlucky)51.089329.536
natural-talent (not hard-work)50.665834.762

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Carlisle Cullen (0.877)
  2. Jean-Luc Picard (0.858)
  3. Atticus Finch (0.851)
  4. Lucius Fox (0.849)
  5. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.846)
  6. Minerva McGonagall (0.835)
  7. Vision (0.835)
  8. Donald Mallard (0.828)
  9. Alfred Pennyworth (0.824)
  10. Dr. Strange (0.824)
  1. The Deep (-0.674)
  2. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.673)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.643)
  4. Myrtle Wilson (-0.628)
  5. Tuco (-0.623)
  6. Jeff Portnoy (-0.619)
  7. A.J. Soprano (-0.616)
  8. Nelson Muntz (-0.613)
  9. Kevin Rayburn (-0.603)
  10. Homer Simpson (-0.603)

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

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


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