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Principal Vernon Descriptive Personality Statistics

Principal Vernon is a character from The Breakfast Club.

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 1,750 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
strict (not lenient)94.6108.094
tense (not relaxed)93.72010.584
punchable (not loveable)93.52610.1143
judgemental (not accepting)92.64210.864
🐴 (not 🦄)92.6214.075
serious (not playful)92.4299.859
impatient (not patient)92.42512.066
bitter (not sweet)91.93511.374
stubborn (not accommodating)91.67017.383
sheriff (not outlaw)91.52117.476
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)91.5816.162
close-minded (not open-minded)91.51310.882
competitive (not cooperative)91.310815.482
rigid (not flexible)91.32210.265
suspicious (not trusting)90.95311.294
conventional (not creative)90.8715.199
💔 (not 💝)90.81010.068
tight (not loose)90.72117.7124
entitled (not grateful)90.77612.9106
monochrome (not multicolored)90.6714.961
angry (not good-humored)90.51911.371
opinionated (not neutral)90.514013.590
offended (not chill)90.42213.698
bossy (not meek)90.312719.782
hard (not soft)90.33410.671
intense (not lighthearted)90.39211.6133
cringeworthy (not inspiring)90.21010.160
stingy (not generous)90.23513.9106
sexist (not feminist)89.93315.362
uncreative (not open to new experinces)89.8814.792
money-focused (not love-focused)89.65511.159
💩 (not 🌟)89.42516.070
arrogant (not humble)89.213317.181
direct (not roundabout)89.26611.277
quarrelsome (not warm)89.19214.287
authoritarian (not democratic)89.15318.890
cold (not warm)89.15514.779
insulting (not complimentary)89.14413.679
vengeful (not forgiving)88.711314.878
antagonist (not protagonist)88.53218.662
skeptical (not spiritual)88.04816.083
fearmongering (not reassuring)88.04517.964
biased (not impartial)87.93817.575
gendered (not androgynous)87.812320.470
rude (not respectful)87.65913.374
miserable (not joyful)87.65311.767
😬 (not 😏)87.5817.175
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)87.42020.873
corporate (not freelance)87.42521.1106
hard (not soft)87.29118.372
practical (not imaginative)87.24815.770
loud (not quiet)87.115717.797
debased (not pure)87.07815.070
pretentious (not unassuming)87.06919.585
repetitive (not varied)86.7514.788
conservative (not liberal)86.53722.290
factual (not poetic)86.53115.1130
uninspiring (not charismatic)86.4315.182
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)86.43123.7115
trash (not treasure)86.32415.899
off-key (not musical)86.3915.984
mad (not glad)86.17818.064
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.03517.676
🙃 (not 🥰)86.04518.486
demanding (not unchallenging)86.024424.2109
mundane (not extraordinary)85.9817.195
😈 (not 😇)85.913316.986
🥴 (not 🥳)85.81517.276
fighter (not lover)85.85314.7116
soulless (not soulful)85.75614.668
gloomy (not sunny)85.78616.4118
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.614619.793
demonic (not angelic)85.49113.961
businesslike (not chivalrous)85.46818.8110
rough (not smooth)85.34014.666
work-first (not family-first)85.315520.880
humorless (not funny)85.23919.3120
cocky (not timid)85.229419.858
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)85.11920.290
privileged (not oppressed)85.122922.3109
basic (not hipster)85.04616.877
villainous (not heroic)84.98512.664
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.914319.255
🧐 (not 😎)84.93618.883
picky (not always down)84.95522.356
dry (not moist)84.81619.9103
non-gamer (not gamer)84.89523.893
moody (not stable)84.719918.367
concrete (not abstract)84.73419.895
poisonous (not nurturing)84.614014.665
hypocritical (not equitable)84.66714.9146
guarded (not open)84.426019.966
old (not young)84.411814.680
dispassionate (not romantic)84.31917.8133
shallow (not deep)84.24217.4111
selfish (not altruistic)84.018019.0107
masculine (not feminine)83.935718.573
serious (not bold)83.92821.696
utilitarian (not decorative)83.94218.181
predictable (not quirky)83.8921.369
repulsive (not attractive)83.64317.993
deranged (not reasonable)83.59415.663
cruel (not kind)83.410116.169
bold (not shy)83.262718.290
sad (not happy)83.28312.077
tiresome (not interesting)83.0717.071
🏀 (not 🎨)82.913520.587
low-tech (not high-tech)82.76818.268
salacious (not wholesome)82.712718.568
ferocious (not pacifist)82.326222.068
interrupting (not attentive)82.012923.479
jaded (not innocent)81.927916.258
feisty (not gracious)81.826018.799
🤖 (not 👻)81.84120.576
sorrowful (not cheery)81.612914.356
suspicious (not awkward)81.617721.274
formal (not intimate)81.411122.666
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.36120.059
cannibal (not vegan)81.213919.8111
scientific (not artistic)81.121916.681
anxious (not calm)81.117117.660
political (not nonpolitical)80.917422.657
frank (not sugarcoated)80.932623.056
chortling (not giggling)80.78922.698
straight (not queer)80.541826.773
haunted (not blissful)80.427117.283
extreme (not moderate)80.238220.989
pointed (not random)80.240726.071
assertive (not passive)80.243923.570
dunce (not genius)80.15117.7120
obedient (not rebellious)80.19125.560
preppy (not punk rock)80.124822.0118
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.821425.273
historical (not modern)79.812322.067
distant (not touchy-feely)79.819627.765
🥶 (not 🥵)79.74722.890
dorky (not cool)79.213821.372
narcissistic (not low self esteem)79.229826.0122
dominant (not submissive)79.055224.794
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.019322.8108
reactive (not proactive)79.04825.948
geriatric (not vibrant)78.91921.2105
traditional (not unorthodox)78.811729.169
rock (not rap)78.835921.053
exaggerating (not factual)78.724724.386
vintage (not trendy)78.538020.283
dramatic (not comedic)78.537323.889
obsessed (not aloof)78.423724.252
persistent (not quitter)78.4113223.585
Italian (not Swedish)78.114422.095
💀 (not 🎃)78.118726.791
receiving (not giving)78.119722.054
triggered (not trolling)78.09627.6128
vain (not demure)77.922721.992
hurried (not leisurely)77.88923.776
not introspective (not introspective)77.84026.970
psychopath (not empath)77.822019.490
ignorant (not knowledgeable)77.77422.7137
🤐 (not 😜)77.618028.753
bored (not interested)77.42225.881
🤡 (not 👽)77.27831.562
😭 (not 😀)77.29825.789
neurotypical (not autistic)77.130622.165
ugly (not beautiful)77.15222.469
cunning (not honorable)77.024322.7113
winter (not summer)76.922926.950
methodical (not astonishing)76.819823.178
apathetic (not curious)76.32125.671
foolish (not wise)76.217123.9111
depressed (not bright)76.214420.867
prudish (not flirtatious)76.012425.747
morning lark (not night owl)75.812224.769
everyman (not chosen one)75.79127.248
lost (not enlightened)75.618020.8102
weakass (not badass)75.69628.097
scrub (not legit)75.46323.068
studious (not goof-off)75.464729.888
straightforward (not cryptic)75.329527.186
workaholic (not slacker)75.388127.674
noob (not pro)75.14926.668
OCD (not ADHD)75.136928.392
🐷 (not 🐮)74.98531.376
pensive (not serene)74.929128.073
stinky (not fresh)74.611722.966
barbaric (not civilized)74.414623.266
sarcastic (not genuine)74.432028.993
bad-cook (not good-cook)74.320224.975
generalist (not specialist)74.01030.565
awkward (not charming)73.917223.791
ludicrous (not sensible)73.923226.561
statist (not anarchist)73.718031.363
consistent (not variable)73.731326.5114
cheesy (not chic)73.626825.554
sheltered (not street-smart)73.518522.964
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.419729.269
scholarly (not crafty)73.219027.080
on-time (not tardy)73.167829.8104
genocidal (not not genocidal)72.917626.861
unobservant (not perceptive)72.75527.8120
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.637022.089
worldly (not innocent)72.568424.394
creepy (not disarming)72.414729.279
🐀 (not 🐘)72.219431.181
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.231930.669
🤣 (not 😊)72.218627.679
resolute (not wavering)72.151529.445
armoured (not vulnerable)72.153027.969
official (not backdoor)72.021727.079
presidential (not folksy)72.039727.594
unfixable (not fixable)71.819127.097
vanilla (not kinky)71.728429.261
builder (not explorer)71.720522.748
valedictorian (not drop out)71.573729.170
hunter (not gatherer)71.452530.6121
racist (not egalitarian)71.29824.892
traumatized (not flourishing)71.253926.294
incompetent (not competent)70.911127.477
orange (not purple)70.918129.981
secretive (not open-book)70.864227.6118
fire (not water)70.860832.9110
fast-talking (not slow-talking)70.849522.995
whippersnapper (not sage)70.618830.367
literal (not metaphorical)70.335433.390
crazy (not sane)70.242825.764
orderly (not chaotic)70.153232.373
jealous (not compersive)70.136226.750
doer (not thinker)70.055028.397
twitchy (not still)69.850828.7124
helpless (not resourceful)69.85426.883
rustic (not cultured)69.819924.347
linear (not circular)69.615030.294
frenzied (not sleepy)69.685227.0116
western (not eastern)69.535134.341
unlucky (not fortunate)69.436429.079
earth (not air)69.445431.3108
lewd (not tasteful)69.320825.973
paranoid (not naive)69.245229.373
classical (not avant-garde)69.238530.349
🐐 (not 🦒)69.233933.068
overprepared (not efficient)69.16428.1118
perverted (not clean)68.928827.282
realist (not idealist)68.838229.477
🏌 (not 🤺)68.78635.578
low IQ (not high IQ)68.511523.778
master (not apprentice)68.480628.982
decisive (not hesitant)68.381430.889
luddite (not technophile)67.827027.348
manicured (not scruffy)67.885227.272
irrelevant (not important)67.75029.378
permanent (not transient)67.439429.559
exhibitionist (not bashful)67.259633.482
traitorous (not loyal)67.121431.342
Roman (not Greek)67.118529.892
puny (not mighty)67.016930.381
slugabed (not go-getter)67.06226.467
oblivious (not alert)66.925029.070
precise (not vague)66.874427.964
instinctual (not reasoned)66.657628.978
ironic (not profound)66.531827.895
claustrophobic (not spelunker)66.417329.779
realistic (not fantastical)66.163031.684
oxymoron (not tautology)65.923529.036
careful (not brave)65.824029.767
macho (not metrosexual)65.833433.394
normie (not freak)65.737533.0138
chaste (not lustful)65.532728.550
extrovert (not introvert)65.567525.9100
real (not philosophical)65.567827.885
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)65.533633.1111
🎩 (not 🧢)65.365933.261
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.047732.560
pack rat (not minimalist)65.032328.759
🧕 (not 💃)64.822029.979
sturdy (not flimsy)64.690630.8110
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.333727.972
muddy (not washed)64.134229.954
wooden (not plastic)64.088836.090
centrist (not radical)63.926536.456
self-disciplined (not disorganized)63.8109532.471
📉 (not 📈)63.815636.765
contrarian (not yes-man)63.871638.037
tall (not short)63.675728.8108
machiavellian (not transparent)63.653331.254
slovenly (not stylish)63.434228.860
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)63.354131.871
average (not deviant)63.328930.274
focused on the present (not focused on the future)63.243434.490
captain (not first-mate)63.270631.070
proper (not scandalous)63.262933.180
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.145331.378
opinionated (not jealous)63.1110233.559
private (not gregarious)62.984527.682
insecure (not confident)62.929130.780
industrial (not domestic)62.851333.569
reclusive (not social)62.852828.873
bookish (not sporty)62.793629.777
unemotional (not emotional)62.725335.058
jock (not nerd)62.553729.690
🛌 (not 🧗)62.532332.071
empirical (not theoretical)62.146735.379
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)62.1106033.754
theist (not atheist)62.036832.662
urban (not rural)61.9103532.265
frugal (not lavish)61.869232.262
💪 (not 🧠)61.836130.9105
independent (not codependent)61.795432.753
objective (not subjective)61.737236.463
Russian (not French)61.334731.3107
analysis (not common sense)61.169730.667
English (not German)61.0143333.4106
resistant (not resigned)60.8120434.2106
prideful (not envious)60.6124534.9133
playful (not shy)60.5108324.652
neat (not messy)60.495930.6107
realistic (not ambitious)60.240432.0104
flower child (not goth)59.995725.336
never cries (not often crying)59.985135.645
rich (not poor)59.890225.570
remote (not involved)59.817034.069
tailor (not blacksmith)59.792931.392
child free (not pronatalist)59.696733.466
exuberant (not subdued)59.684231.892
monastic (not hedonist)59.536132.851
mathematical (not literary)59.445331.167
physical (not intellectual)59.350031.556
driven (not unambitious)59.1162933.264
stuttering (not rhythmic)59.129529.0100
enslaved (not emancipated)59.025732.157
🥾 (not 👟)59.065135.675
works hard (not plays hard)58.8109733.678
animalistic (not human)58.832930.452
nihilist (not existentialist)58.828633.746
two-faced (not one-faced)58.649836.3114
logical (not emotional)58.564835.0104
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)58.4114029.589
weird (not normal)58.194534.984
chatty (not reserved)58.078532.962
regular (not zany)57.953534.876
devout (not heathen)57.878829.954
alpha (not beta)57.8105534.685
🦇 (not 🐿)57.860836.055
pop (not indie)57.839732.753
cynical (not gullible)57.7104032.855
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.6100529.843
simple (not complicated)57.635434.652
🤑 (not 🤠)57.458034.770
self-assured (not self-conscious)57.3116333.191
sheeple (not conspiracist)57.327237.169
motivated (not unmotivated)57.3167036.365
libertarian (not socialist)57.271333.265
mainstream (not arcane)57.251735.771
diligent (not lazy)57.0160234.666
slow (not fast)56.931328.168
sickly (not healthy)56.235728.565
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.138433.545
long-winded (not concise)56.164128.436
rational (not whimsical)55.9100433.087
individualist (not communal)55.9101937.988
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.885835.947
politically correct (not edgy)55.867434.472
dog person (not cat person)55.779936.367
overachiever (not underachiever)55.6145137.776
hypochondriac (not stoic)55.653733.458
indiscreet (not tactful)55.445334.261
Pepsi (not Coke)55.451837.791
slothful (not active)55.320527.966
clumsy (not coordinated)55.252929.180
mild (not spicy)55.157836.172
gossiping (not confidential)55.052035.789
extravagant (not thrifty)54.878932.585
impulsive (not cautious)54.788837.448
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.478637.296
indulgent (not sober)54.291433.372
juvenile (not mature)54.276934.597
reliable (not experimental)54.195432.6102
unfaithful (not devoted)53.627133.156
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.787831.170
thick (not thin)52.366832.984
prestigious (not disreputable)52.3121134.258
hoarder (not unprepared)52.3118233.073
high standards (not desperate)52.2119338.6118
outsider (not insider)52.098937.059
🤫 (not 🤔)51.962936.557
charming (not trusting)51.7101422.053
asexual (not sexual)51.755933.774
princess (not queen)51.767833.157
eloquent (not unpolished)51.6118432.260
🐩 (not 🐒)51.6102038.061
expressive (not stoic)51.4112930.353
flamboyant (not modest)51.485134.076
white knight (not bad boy)51.4112632.156
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.3103934.266
monotone (not expressive)51.369234.248
deep (not epic)51.290830.760
tame (not wild)51.075532.8106
well behaved (not mischievous)50.880036.570
poorly-written (not believable)50.211828.1103
ranged (not melee)50.7122029.978
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)50.7118429.642
rugged (not refined)50.683431.967

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Byron Hadley (0.89)
  2. Samuel Norton (0.888)
  3. Lieutenant Schrank (0.876)
  4. Cal Hockley (0.869)
  5. Chef Skinner (0.852)
  6. Frank Burns (0.846)
  7. Tom Buchanan (0.84)
  8. Stannis Baratheon (0.84)
  9. Dolores Umbridge (0.836)
  10. Michael Groff (0.832)
  1. Luna Lovegood (-0.734)
  2. Angela Montenegro (-0.663)
  3. Bumblebee (-0.656)
  4. Han Lue (-0.653)
  5. Hilda Spellman (-0.65)
  6. Aang (-0.642)
  7. Debora (-0.639)
  8. Chien-Po (-0.636)
  9. Iroh (-0.631)
  10. Penelope Garcia (-0.63)

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.



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