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Principal Vernon Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
strict (not lenient)94.7118.096
tense (not relaxed)93.52110.685
punchable (not loveable)93.42710.3145
🐴 (not 🦄)92.6413.976
serious (not playful)92.4329.859
impatient (not patient)92.42212.066
judgemental (not accepting)92.44810.766
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)91.9715.965
bitter (not sweet)91.93411.374
stubborn (not accommodating)91.76617.284
close-minded (not open-minded)91.51510.882
rigid (not flexible)91.41910.266
competitive (not cooperative)91.310915.383
sheriff (not outlaw)91.32117.477
suspicious (not trusting)90.95411.294
conventional (not creative)90.9814.9102
tight (not loose)90.82117.7125
entitled (not grateful)90.87912.9107
angry (not good-humored)90.71911.372
bossy (not meek)90.611819.485
offended (not chill)90.62113.5100
monochrome (not multicolored)90.6814.961
opinionated (not neutral)90.514413.590
cringeworthy (not inspiring)90.21210.160
stingy (not generous)90.23413.9106
intense (not lighthearted)90.110311.8135
sexist (not feminist)90.13115.263
uncreative (not open to new experinces)90.0714.694
hard (not soft)89.93811.474
💔 (not 💝)89.71513.570
💩 (not 🌟)89.62516.071
arrogant (not humble)89.313616.688
money-focused (not love-focused)89.35611.565
direct (not roundabout)89.27111.277
insulting (not complimentary)89.14513.679
cold (not warm)89.05614.781
quarrelsome (not warm)88.99314.388
vengeful (not forgiving)88.711814.878
antagonist (not protagonist)88.43518.366
authoritarian (not democratic)88.36720.391
fearmongering (not reassuring)88.24117.965
gendered (not androgynous)88.013020.371
biased (not impartial)87.93817.575
corporate (not freelance)87.72820.9108
rude (not respectful)87.65913.374
hard (not soft)87.68518.274
skeptical (not spiritual)87.46617.084
miserable (not joyful)87.45611.768
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)87.41920.774
practical (not imaginative)87.35015.671
😬 (not 😏)87.3917.176
debased (not pure)87.17814.971
loud (not quiet)87.115317.698
pretentious (not unassuming)87.06919.585
side character (not main character)87.07117.038
repetitive (not varied)86.7514.788
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)86.62623.6116
uninspiring (not charismatic)86.5415.183
conservative (not liberal)86.54022.191
factual (not poetic)86.52715.0131
trash (not treasure)86.32615.899
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.23317.577
mad (not glad)86.28017.865
😈 (not 😇)86.112716.987
🙃 (not 🥰)86.14518.387
off-key (not musical)86.01115.985
demanding (not unchallenging)86.025124.2109
gloomy (not sunny)85.98316.4119
mundane (not extraordinary)85.81017.196
soulless (not soulful)85.85614.569
fighter (not lover)85.85314.7116
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.714719.694
🥴 (not 🥳)85.51617.377
cocky (not timid)85.528819.462
businesslike (not chivalrous)85.46418.8110
rough (not smooth)85.34214.666
work-first (not family-first)85.316020.781
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)85.11920.290
demonic (not angelic)85.110013.865
privileged (not oppressed)85.124022.1112
basic (not hipster)85.04316.877
🧐 (not 😎)85.03818.784
villainous (not heroic)84.99012.664
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.914419.255
picky (not always down)84.95222.356
humorless (not funny)84.84419.8121
concrete (not abstract)84.73419.895
moody (not stable)84.620618.168
poisonous (not nurturing)84.614514.665
hypocritical (not equitable)84.66914.9146
predictable (not quirky)84.6620.874
dry (not moist)84.51820.1104
non-gamer (not gamer)84.59824.095
guarded (not open)84.427919.966
old (not young)84.412214.680
shallow (not deep)84.34217.4112
dispassionate (not romantic)84.32017.7135
masculine (not feminine)84.136318.574
serious (not bold)84.12521.597
selfish (not altruistic)84.018119.0107
utilitarian (not decorative)83.94718.181
bold (not shy)83.662218.193
repulsive (not attractive)83.64117.894
cruel (not kind)83.410716.169
tiresome (not interesting)83.2516.776
sad (not happy)83.29012.077
salacious (not wholesome)82.913018.270
🏀 (not 🎨)82.913720.587
deranged (not reasonable)82.710316.764
low-tech (not high-tech)82.47818.369
ferocious (not pacifist)82.326321.770
feisty (not gracious)81.825518.799
formal (not intimate)81.810922.568
🤖 (not 👻)81.83920.576
interrupting (not attentive)81.813222.884
suspicious (not awkward)81.817121.275
jaded (not innocent)81.829815.666
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.75619.861
sorrowful (not cheery)81.613114.356
anxious (not calm)81.517217.263
cannibal (not vegan)81.214419.8111
scientific (not artistic)81.121916.582
frank (not sugarcoated)80.934323.056
chortling (not giggling)80.77622.698
straight (not queer)80.542426.773
obedient (not rebellious)80.49025.162
historical (not modern)80.212422.075
pointed (not random)80.241325.872
assertive (not passive)80.244723.570
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.120925.274
preppy (not punk rock)80.126022.0118
reactive (not proactive)80.12724.854
dunce (not genius)79.95317.7122
political (not nonpolitical)79.818824.659
extreme (not moderate)79.641721.591
distant (not touchy-feely)79.421227.273
narcissistic (not low self esteem)79.429426.0123
obsessed (not aloof)79.222523.657
dorky (not cool)79.214421.372
haunted (not blissful)79.232418.585
dominant (not submissive)79.055724.398
geriatric (not vibrant)79.01821.1106
🥶 (not 🥵)79.05523.392
rock (not rap)79.035220.560
traditional (not unorthodox)78.812129.169
exaggerating (not factual)78.725024.386
dramatic (not comedic)78.737323.790
🤡 (not 👽)78.65730.767
💀 (not 🎃)78.417926.692
persistent (not quitter)78.4115023.386
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.421223.5109
Italian (not Swedish)78.413722.096
receiving (not giving)78.320021.656
neurotypical (not autistic)78.122322.168
triggered (not trolling)78.09927.6128
vain (not demure)77.922921.992
hurried (not leisurely)77.89623.776
not introspective (not introspective)77.84526.970
vintage (not trendy)77.842720.984
psychopath (not empath)77.822719.292
ignorant (not knowledgeable)77.77922.7137
prudish (not flirtatious)77.710425.152
bored (not interested)77.52125.683
ugly (not beautiful)77.15222.469
cunning (not honorable)76.924722.5115
🤐 (not 😜)76.921728.258
methodical (not astonishing)76.820823.178
😭 (not 😀)76.710526.090
apathetic (not curious)76.51725.572
foolish (not wise)76.217323.9111
depressed (not bright)76.215020.668
everyman (not chosen one)76.29026.653
🐷 (not 🐮)76.08430.583
morning lark (not night owl)75.811824.769
stinky (not fresh)75.811022.870
weakass (not badass)75.89827.899
lost (not enlightened)75.619020.8102
scrub (not legit)75.66322.969
generalist (not specialist)75.5829.871
winter (not summer)75.425727.753
workaholic (not slacker)75.489627.575
studious (not goof-off)75.366730.091
pensive (not serene)75.227127.476
OCD (not ADHD)75.136228.392
cheesy (not chic)74.924025.060
noob (not pro)74.66126.470
statist (not anarchist)74.516230.966
straightforward (not cryptic)74.434128.187
barbaric (not civilized)74.414823.266
sarcastic (not genuine)74.432228.993
bad-cook (not good-cook)74.320524.977
genocidal (not not genocidal)74.116926.070
awkward (not charming)74.017723.692
ludicrous (not sensible)73.923426.561
sheltered (not street-smart)73.918222.965
consistent (not variable)73.831826.4115
scholarly (not crafty)73.218927.080
on-time (not tardy)73.168829.8104
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.637622.089
🐀 (not 🐘)72.619131.082
worldly (not innocent)72.570124.394
armoured (not vulnerable)72.551827.970
resolute (not wavering)72.553829.556
creepy (not disarming)72.414729.279
unobservant (not perceptive)72.26027.9122
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.232830.669
presidential (not folksy)72.140327.495
🤣 (not 😊)72.019527.381
vanilla (not kinky)71.729629.261
unfixable (not fixable)71.719826.898
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.626330.375
valedictorian (not drop out)71.675128.971
hunter (not gatherer)71.653030.6122
official (not backdoor)71.423427.480
racist (not egalitarian)71.210024.892
traumatized (not flourishing)71.256026.294
secretive (not open-book)71.164227.3121
builder (not explorer)71.122922.551
fast-talking (not slow-talking)71.050322.896
fire (not water)71.060832.8111
incompetent (not competent)70.911327.477
rustic (not cultured)70.818823.950
orange (not purple)70.619530.085
western (not eastern)70.634131.450
whippersnapper (not sage)70.619430.367
jealous (not compersive)70.337026.553
literal (not metaphorical)70.335133.093
helpless (not resourceful)70.25426.984
crazy (not sane)70.243725.764
frenzied (not sleepy)69.885427.0117
orderly (not chaotic)69.754832.175
🐐 (not 🦒)69.634133.069
linear (not circular)69.615730.294
twitchy (not still)69.653428.7123
doer (not thinker)69.657528.598
paranoid (not naive)69.545929.075
lewd (not tasteful)69.321025.973
overprepared (not efficient)69.36428.1119
unlucky (not fortunate)69.239029.081
earth (not air)68.948131.6109
realist (not idealist)68.838929.477
classical (not avant-garde)68.542930.450
master (not apprentice)68.482128.982
perverted (not clean)68.130327.984
luddite (not technophile)68.026727.053
low IQ (not high IQ)68.012023.681
🏌 (not 🤺)67.99835.979
irrelevant (not important)67.74929.378
puny (not mighty)67.616529.984
decisive (not hesitant)67.686831.291
manicured (not scruffy)67.587626.974
precise (not vague)67.473528.373
traitorous (not loyal)67.122130.251
oblivious (not alert)67.125028.674
slugabed (not go-getter)67.06226.467
exhibitionist (not bashful)67.061733.383
claustrophobic (not spelunker)66.817529.481
centrist (not radical)66.817435.563
permanent (not transient)66.644629.768
instinctual (not reasoned)66.660328.978
Roman (not Greek)66.619530.093
ironic (not profound)66.532627.895
careful (not brave)65.824829.767
oxymoron (not tautology)65.722930.144
🎩 (not 🧢)65.666833.062
real (not philosophical)65.569127.885
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)65.534733.1111
realistic (not fantastical)65.567231.886
machiavellian (not transparent)65.449831.058
macho (not metrosexual)65.135533.795
pack rat (not minimalist)65.132728.361
normie (not freak)65.140233.5142
extrovert (not introvert)64.871126.3102
self-disciplined (not disorganized)64.7108832.473
🧕 (not 💃)64.722329.880
chaste (not lustful)64.636329.253
sturdy (not flimsy)64.594631.0112
head@clouds (not down2earth)64.450332.762
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.435827.979
proper (not scandalous)64.361233.083
wooden (not plastic)64.091236.090
📉 (not 📈)63.815736.765
average (not deviant)63.728330.375
focused on the present (not focused on the future)63.644434.491
industrial (not domestic)63.548633.172
private (not gregarious)63.385527.484
muddy (not washed)63.236630.463
tall (not short)63.178427.8140
slovenly (not stylish)63.136129.062
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)63.145931.378
opinionated (not jealous)63.1113033.559
jock (not nerd)62.953529.791
contrarian (not yes-man)62.980537.242
bookish (not sporty)62.895729.579
reclusive (not social)62.853828.873
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)62.758032.072
theist (not atheist)62.735932.663
insecure (not confident)62.530730.781
🛌 (not 🧗)62.533732.071
empirical (not theoretical)62.444935.280
captain (not first-mate)62.473931.571
independent (not codependent)62.494532.854
unemotional (not emotional)62.326734.959
urban (not rural)62.2104732.066
💪 (not 🧠)62.236430.8107
analysis (not common sense)61.669731.071
flower child (not goth)61.593024.744
objective (not subjective)61.339236.364
Russian (not French)61.335131.3107
English (not German)61.3146133.4107
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.1113334.155
frugal (not lavish)60.875632.165
neat (not messy)60.798330.5108
realistic (not ambitious)60.741431.9106
prideful (not envious)60.6127334.9133
resistant (not resigned)60.5125034.2107
monastic (not hedonist)60.435132.060
exuberant (not subdued)60.184231.794
physical (not intellectual)60.050131.657
playful (not shy)60.0112824.754
child free (not pronatalist)59.5101033.267
nihilist (not existentialist)59.527334.051
🥾 (not 👟)59.566535.477
tailor (not blacksmith)59.597231.293
rich (not poor)59.492625.873
mathematical (not literary)59.346431.669
driven (not unambitious)59.3166932.766
never cries (not often crying)59.389434.750
remote (not involved)59.118834.270
stuttering (not rhythmic)59.130329.0100
animalistic (not human)59.033430.156
chatty (not reserved)58.979132.665
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)58.9115729.690
works hard (not plays hard)58.8112633.678
two-faced (not one-faced)58.851436.2115
🦇 (not 🐿)58.660135.757
devout (not heathen)58.479029.556
cynical (not gullible)58.4104033.056
enslaved (not emancipated)58.327432.358
weird (not normal)58.296534.785
simple (not complicated)58.234734.154
🤑 (not 🤠)58.058034.971
regular (not zany)57.956334.876
pop (not indie)57.840432.753
self-assured (not self-conscious)57.5119333.092
alpha (not beta)57.4109334.388
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.3104130.550
sheeple (not conspiracist)57.328637.169
libertarian (not socialist)57.272933.265
mainstream (not arcane)57.253035.771
logical (not emotional)57.169735.6109
overachiever (not underachiever)57.1144438.077
dog person (not cat person)56.977936.569
diligent (not lazy)56.8165334.368
sickly (not healthy)56.836928.666
motivated (not unmotivated)56.8172836.367
impulsive (not cautious)56.685737.251
slow (not fast)56.234728.469
rational (not whimsical)56.1102232.888
gossiping (not confidential)55.952635.792
individualist (not communal)55.9104437.988
politically correct (not edgy)55.868734.472
mild (not spicy)55.758136.373
hypochondriac (not stoic)55.655133.469
indiscreet (not tactful)55.448334.261
slothful (not active)55.321327.966
clumsy (not coordinated)55.254529.180
Pepsi (not Coke)55.055337.792
juvenile (not mature)54.678334.399
extravagant (not thrifty)54.481632.387
indulgent (not sober)54.295133.372
long-winded (not concise)54.274229.941
reliable (not experimental)54.199132.3104
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.982437.497
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)53.588031.172
prestigious (not disreputable)53.1121834.060
white knight (not bad boy)53.1111932.758
unfaithful (not devoted)52.928132.760
hoarder (not unprepared)52.8119533.074
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.772034.151
outsider (not insider)52.3100636.861
thick (not thin)52.368932.984
🐩 (not 🐒)52.3102338.262
high standards (not desperate)52.2122038.6118
eloquent (not unpolished)52.1119932.161
expressive (not stoic)51.9115230.254
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)51.9102036.857
monotone (not expressive)51.969034.951
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)51.872328.552
asexual (not sexual)51.758233.774
deep (not epic)51.692930.661
rugged (not refined)51.483731.869
flamboyant (not modest)51.487434.076
tame (not wild)51.476332.9107
charming (not trusting)51.3105422.054
mischievous (not well behaved)51.0115436.472
🤫 (not 🤔)51.068736.858
ranged (not melee)50.1127530.279
poorly-written (not believable)50.211728.1103
queen (not princess)50.3126633.862
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.690434.168

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 (0.889)
  3. Lieutenant Schrank (0.881)
  4. Cal Hockley (0.872)
  5. Chef Skinner (0.852)
  6. Frank Burns (0.847)
  7. Tom Buchanan (0.842)
  8. Stannis Baratheon (0.842)
  9. Dolores Umbridge (0.836)
  10. Michael Groff (0.834)
  1. Luna Lovegood (-0.732)
  2. Angela Montenegro (-0.66)
  3. Bumblebee (-0.657)
  4. Hilda Spellman (-0.645)
  5. Han Lue (-0.645)
  6. Aang (-0.643)
  7. Debora (-0.64)
  8. Iroh (-0.628)
  9. Penelope Garcia (-0.628)
  10. Chien-Po (-0.627)

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

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


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