Open-Source Psychometrics Project
( home · about )

Alan Shore Descriptive Personality Statistics

Reference picture of Alan Shore

Alan Shore is a character from Boston Legal.

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
bold (not shy)93.31049.222
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)93.3208.921
flirtatious (not prudish)93.02211.317
main character (not side character)92.61297.010
opinionated (not neutral)92.57113.236
high IQ (not low IQ)92.01578.731
resourceful (not helpless)91.7879.724
intellectual (not physical)90.57410.924
cocky (not timid)90.212321.315
contrarian (not yes-man)90.0711.421
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.513913.159
extraordinary (not mundane)89.37811.226
persistent (not quitter)89.140314.328
pro (not noob)88.820317.626
fast (not slow)88.75011.527
confident (not insecure)88.59511.723
perceptive (not unobservant)88.521315.248
decisive (not hesitant)88.49010.119
🧠 (not 💪)88.413511.026
creative (not conventional)88.36010.017
genius (not dunce)88.310914.858
feisty (not gracious)88.3618.220
charismatic (not uninspiring)87.813621.216
competent (not incompetent)87.229617.021
open to new experinces (not uncreative)87.116712.024
funny (not humorless)87.011715.322
cosmopolitan (not provincial)87.01812.823
atheist (not theist)87.02611.920
urban (not rural)87.05816.926
motivated (not unmotivated)87.048414.633
assertive (not passive)86.618116.924
kinky (not vanilla)86.47016.028
go-getter (not slugabed)86.317813.820
privileged (not oppressed)86.220215.254
extravagant (not thrifty)86.111316.614
narcissistic (not low self esteem)86.014518.440
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)85.93013.644
eloquent (not unpolished)85.913415.827
driven (not unambitious)85.645411.321
dominant (not submissive)85.531417.026
work-first (not family-first)85.415513.622
skeptical (not spiritual)85.311817.024
playful (not shy)85.126611.921
rich (not poor)85.029112.526
rebellious (not obedient)84.928919.327
night owl (not morning lark)84.615314.017
sexual (not asexual)84.525022.941
scandalous (not proper)84.315019.219
individualist (not communal)84.114714.515
tailor (not blacksmith)84.14118.652
deviant (not average)84.011918.223
alpha (not beta)83.931519.916
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.830017.350
vain (not demure)83.710821.724
demanding (not unchallenging)83.736622.138
unorthodox (not traditional)83.418117.730
badass (not weakass)83.447615.449
rhythmic (not stuttering)83.314520.757
opinionated (not jealous)83.29612.718
interesting (not tiresome)83.118715.721
mischievous (not well behaved)83.032522.425
bossy (not meek)83.039418.024
believable (not poorly-written)82.818918.252
hedonist (not monastic)82.62916.620
worldly (not innocent)82.428220.132
open-minded (not close-minded)82.411122.421
exhibitionist (not bashful)82.210422.341
stylish (not slovenly)82.025821.318
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)82.013418.317
perverted (not clean)82.09717.241
overachiever (not underachiever)81.845021.149
fast-talking (not slow-talking)81.818322.751
flamboyant (not modest)81.618519.031
manicured (not scruffy)81.644017.522
cynical (not gullible)81.624422.222
emancipated (not enslaved)81.513816.623
fortunate (not unlucky)81.33818.123
vibrant (not geriatric)81.225720.764
quirky (not predictable)81.210619.526
machiavellian (not transparent)80.713324.023
important (not irrelevant)80.662221.432
weird (not normal)80.524516.925
lustful (not chaste)80.419426.418
zany (not regular)80.318922.829
precise (not vague)80.224322.021
fresh (not stinky)79.841621.920
self-assured (not self-conscious)79.724224.427
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)79.516621.220
civilized (not barbaric)79.244422.321
English (not German)79.134919.144
queen (not princess)79.132923.619
arrogant (not humble)79.036226.020
treasure (not trash)79.064323.967
spicy (not mild)78.935920.015
modern (not historical)78.917616.227
frank (not sugarcoated)78.942328.623
cultured (not rustic)78.818025.033
competitive (not cooperative)78.745929.223
nerd (not jock)78.642118.736
🎨 (not 🏀)78.645117.742
bold (not serious)78.523028.929
charming (not trusting)78.516223.122
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.524011.919
egalitarian (not racist)78.581319.520
😏 (not 😬)78.417421.418
chosen one (not everyman)78.413616.316
charming (not awkward)78.334422.129
wild (not tame)78.242617.229
pretentious (not unassuming)78.126421.126
🎩 (not 🧢)78.034325.620
trolling (not triggered)77.74926.548
resolute (not wavering)77.631623.116
bookish (not sporty)77.654822.131
resistant (not resigned)77.527824.836
child free (not pronatalist)77.324625.029
edgy (not politically correct)77.129921.929
not genocidal (not genocidal)77.157322.317
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)77.041423.722
prideful (not envious)77.029326.020
refined (not rugged)76.831323.017
introspective (not not introspective)76.824226.338
valedictorian (not drop out)76.758728.030
patriotic (not unpatriotic)76.633223.214
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.540920.624
jaded (not innocent)76.350419.218
astonishing (not methodical)76.28319.922
complicated (not simple)76.048416.124
alert (not oblivious)75.954425.329
salacious (not wholesome)75.825224.327
radical (not centrist)75.717019.117
high standards (not desperate)75.636420.754
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.420727.023
legit (not scrub)75.459026.521
😎 (not 🧐)75.134524.622
ambitious (not realistic)74.838728.051
street-smart (not sheltered)74.753125.126
quarrelsome (not warm)74.740823.925
freak (not normie)74.630122.845
smooth (not rough)74.518531.027
good-humored (not angry)74.540818.728
political (not nonpolitical)74.432131.720
spontaneous (not scheduled)74.137224.827
💃 (not 🧕)74.052726.825
romantic (not dispassionate)74.054625.538
chatty (not reserved)73.944125.516
attractive (not repulsive)73.983920.223
cunning (not honorable)73.729927.254
loud (not quiet)73.649625.326
exuberant (not subdued)73.537129.359
heathen (not devout)73.416928.022
insulting (not complimentary)73.430920.728
pointed (not random)73.473224.751
natural-talent (not hard-work)73.29122.241
😀 (not 😭)73.123619.621
liberal (not conservative)73.042828.125
sarcastic (not genuine)72.736825.725
lavish (not frugal)72.433127.428
flexible (not rigid)72.417721.621
generous (not stingy)72.352424.343
democratic (not authoritarian)72.129929.424
armoured (not vulnerable)72.153226.132
abstract (not concrete)71.820123.419
indulgent (not sober)71.543226.327
overspender (not penny-pincher)71.328924.223
rock (not rap)71.390522.314
brave (not careful)71.258522.422
sturdy (not flimsy)71.267622.552
protagonist (not antagonist)71.282732.517
curious (not apathetic)71.060630.028
leisurely (not hurried)71.018721.629
long-winded (not concise)70.717225.624
coordinated (not clumsy)70.780122.928
stubborn (not accommodating)70.388225.839
metrosexual (not macho)70.244827.547
wise (not foolish)70.050124.827
🐷 (not 🐮)69.915626.818
lenient (not strict)69.736325.129
diligent (not lazy)69.6135627.226
interested (not bored)69.472827.333
never cries (not often crying)69.458526.820
chortling (not giggling)69.250827.055
self-destructive (not self-improving)69.146225.470
master (not apprentice)69.080331.924
frenzied (not sleepy)69.091025.332
paranoid (not naive)69.047925.123
healthy (not sickly)68.787725.025
varied (not repetitive)68.710623.820
minimalist (not pack rat)68.731125.628
direct (not roundabout)68.680134.027
entitled (not grateful)68.651827.948
gendered (not androgynous)68.6127428.925
dramatic (not no-nonsense)68.549231.224
presidential (not folksy)68.352727.655
fire (not water)68.369026.742
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)68.254621.618
efficient (not overprepared)68.254832.656
logical (not emotional)68.038927.920
neat (not messy)67.976329.022
🤔 (not 🤫)67.933426.127
social (not reclusive)67.855124.529
🌟 (not 💩)67.5107627.029
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)67.526925.861
chill (not offended)67.427826.657
outlaw (not sheriff)67.460529.227
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.449429.918
active (not slothful)67.2123926.919
expressive (not monotone)67.073329.917
heroic (not villainous)66.9106522.334
guarded (not open)66.6102123.824
anarchist (not statist)66.542627.527
moody (not stable)66.480624.128
arcane (not mainstream)66.252128.525
😜 (not 🤐)66.251728.222
experimental (not reliable)66.242927.553
metaphorical (not literal)66.118735.722
juvenile (not mature)66.046018.420
enlightened (not lost)65.738824.545
🦄 (not 🐴)65.640031.022
literary (not mathematical)65.564027.120
🤠 (not 🤑)65.475430.717
expressive (not stoic)65.373529.124
mighty (not puny)65.396831.120
highbrow (not lowbrow)65.367829.220
twitchy (not still)65.170227.435
proactive (not reactive)65.118728.723
independent (not codependent)65.086532.016
beautiful (not ugly)65.0128822.023
demonic (not angelic)64.946217.322
workaholic (not slacker)64.9123825.721
bright (not depressed)64.551330.425
haunted (not blissful)64.492727.344
hard (not soft)64.172925.331
😈 (not 😇)64.157524.828
masculine (not feminine)64.093921.122
ranged (not melee)64.037928.154
self-disciplined (not disorganized)63.9111633.221
backdoor (not official)63.962833.321
analysis (not common sense)63.861732.833
debased (not pure)63.556433.721
freelance (not corporate)63.482733.072
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.276529.216
accepting (not judgemental)63.157830.917
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.154428.019
playful (not serious)63.048527.624
extreme (not moderate)63.090528.422
suspicious (not trusting)62.874631.124
hoarder (not unprepared)62.675723.626
🥳 (not 🥴)62.636126.928
wooden (not plastic)62.699029.013
compersive (not jealous)62.556118.417
avant-garde (not classical)62.442231.619
reassuring (not fearmongering)62.479032.813
📈 (not 📉)62.389029.625
washed (not muddy)62.191730.927
loyal (not traitorous)62.0136326.622
extrovert (not introvert)62.080529.420
crafty (not scholarly)62.084331.522
deep (not shallow)62.088828.348
emotional (not unemotional)62.0110525.830
French (not Russian)61.974923.141
western (not eastern)61.889431.725
rude (not respectful)61.550424.825
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)61.460831.219
exaggerating (not factual)61.468932.835
cannibal (not vegan)61.162329.938
🥵 (not 🥶)61.169326.832
cat person (not dog person)61.163232.515
suspicious (not awkward)61.098129.935
involved (not remote)61.0117625.522
unfixable (not fixable)61.040930.155
moist (not dry)61.051536.927
🎃 (not 💀)60.955429.927
🤣 (not 😊)60.845132.525
ferocious (not pacifist)60.792824.019
miserable (not joyful)60.788627.622
real (not philosophical)60.695728.424
on-time (not tardy)60.5108428.951
devoted (not unfaithful)60.5149230.926
lewd (not tasteful)60.438728.024
indie (not pop)60.496530.638
disarming (not creepy)60.3118326.426
specialist (not generalist)60.382729.026
chic (not cheesy)60.360426.922
vengeful (not forgiving)60.275228.026
🐐 (not 🦒)60.288630.226
gregarious (not private)60.148732.234
🤡 (not 👽)60.145234.124
preppy (not punk rock)60.092329.248
multicolored (not monochrome)59.763836.036
head@clouds (not down2earth)59.663325.621
confidential (not gossiping)59.6113933.828
picky (not always down)59.480729.420
musical (not off-key)59.352526.644
loose (not tight)59.342234.146
rational (not whimsical)59.190126.820
imaginative (not practical)59.151434.622
impulsive (not cautious)59.078233.125
🤺 (not 🏌)59.0124830.820
hunter (not gatherer)59.087433.556
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)59.058228.416
summer (not winter)59.075932.915
interrupting (not attentive)58.967332.350
soulful (not soulless)58.6134925.821
nihilist (not existentialist)58.629826.521
vintage (not trendy)58.6120727.841
explorer (not builder)58.478533.025
secretive (not open-book)58.3109029.543
lover (not fighter)58.374632.443
intense (not lighthearted)58.1117032.546
basic (not hipster)58.094326.127
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.092727.114
chaotic (not orderly)57.975832.728
tense (not relaxed)57.9140130.018
one-faced (not two-faced)57.8113735.238
flourishing (not traumatized)57.737629.158
thick (not thin)57.654923.621
💝 (not 💔)57.681931.022
OCD (not ADHD)57.3104530.540
tall (not short)57.196925.340
obsessed (not aloof)57.0115632.620
straight (not queer)56.7138830.627
reasoned (not instinctual)56.661530.516
oxymoron (not tautology)56.683433.017
goth (not flower child)56.656330.722
Greek (not Roman)56.248534.437
cool (not dorky)56.196728.123
poetic (not factual)56.064626.360
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.930232.017
outsider (not insider)55.787035.225
reasonable (not deranged)55.7102027.726
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.6106030.038
impatient (not patient)55.3110927.331
loveable (not punchable)55.3115526.155
young (not old)55.1116126.116
businesslike (not chivalrous)55.185732.020
pessimistic (not optimistic)55.085628.834
👻 (not 🤖)55.088428.521
industrial (not domestic)54.984927.015
objective (not subjective)54.968725.627
🐘 (not 🐀)54.979829.527
dramatic (not comedic)54.9127529.739
neurotypical (not autistic)54.7148028.721
ironic (not profound)54.784429.439
transient (not permanent)54.561333.025
🥾 (not 👟)54.584930.423
pensive (not serene)54.5155131.330
psychopath (not empath)54.562827.956
sane (not crazy)54.484425.725
disreputable (not prestigious)54.357033.123
realist (not idealist)54.391832.836
🛌 (not 🧗)54.157532.027
giving (not receiving)54.1115923.522
sensible (not ludicrous)53.9111730.235
circular (not linear)53.976329.345
love-focused (not money-focused)53.9128730.521
good-cook (not bad-cook)53.881229.534
happy (not sad)53.762620.621
soft (not hard)53.681426.925
equitable (not hypocritical)53.698529.264
sexist (not feminist)53.653931.513
air (not earth)53.648531.032
straightforward (not cryptic)53.5139534.518
spontaneous (not deliberate)53.567031.725
intimate (not formal)53.592630.323
sage (not whippersnapper)53.384129.442
cruel (not kind)53.148823.125
low-tech (not high-tech)53.191327.415
sunny (not gloomy)53.180022.852
calm (not anxious)53.071227.623
🐩 (not 🐒)53.0100033.520
doer (not thinker)53.0128431.445
selfish (not altruistic)52.979229.230
tactful (not indiscreet)52.8126732.713
artistic (not scientific)52.691930.132
poisonous (not nurturing)52.670724.120
goof-off (not studious)52.562130.735
white knight (not bad boy)52.5113629.222
bitter (not sweet)52.491527.727
Swedish (not Italian)52.486425.344
variable (not consistent)52.466531.653
realistic (not fantastical)52.4112430.946
🐿 (not 🦇)52.3110931.123
epic (not deep)52.392732.055
Pepsi (not Coke)52.373030.937
empirical (not theoretical)52.2112231.120
warm (not cold)52.1106423.525
utilitarian (not decorative)51.8127036.113
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.690433.017
libertarian (not socialist)51.5116933.826
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.5103126.822
human (not animalistic)51.5146128.417
captain (not first-mate)51.298434.621
gamer (not non-gamer)51.270532.539
touchy-feely (not distant)51.185434.215
sorrowful (not cheery)51.0121121.021
technophile (not luddite)51.090026.415
impartial (not biased)50.938630.227
glad (not mad)50.885627.724
plays hard (not works hard)50.364432.326
purple (not orange)50.3101726.224
🙃 (not 🥰)50.491033.831

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Ian Malcolm (0.828)
  2. Paul Smecker (0.816)
  3. Patrick Jane (0.814)
  4. Tyrion Lannister (0.798)
  5. Neal Caffrey (0.797)
  6. Frank Abagnale (0.794)
  7. Rhett Butler (0.791)
  8. Tony Stark (0.788)
  9. Francisco d'Anconia (0.774)
  10. Audrey Horne (0.773)
  1. Matt Donovan (-0.538)
  2. Niko Polastri (-0.491)
  3. Chip Dove (-0.456)
  4. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.451)
  5. Mike McLintock (-0.446)
  6. Stuart Bloom (-0.441)
  7. Kermit (-0.439)
  8. Jerry Gergich (-0.439)
  9. Sam Healy (-0.418)
  10. Lenny (-0.399)

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

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


  Updated: 02 December 2022
  Copyright: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
  Privacy policy