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Beowulf Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Beowulf is a character from Beowulf.

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
masculine (not feminine)97.784.115
persistent (not quitter)97.295.312
important (not irrelevant)95.6177.415
bold (not shy)93.9887.718
main character (not side character)93.511314.2292
captain (not first-mate)93.3339.819
motivated (not unmotivated)92.91338.621
Swedish (not Italian)91.8413.012
badass (not weakass)91.416412.812
intense (not lighthearted)91.37111.020
brave (not careful)91.2912.918
alpha (not beta)91.28815.021
🤺 (not 🏌)91.24321.928
active (not slothful)91.18516.617
mighty (not puny)90.94012.118
🐘 (not 🐀)90.5411.914
alert (not oblivious)90.0529.112
hunter (not gatherer)89.76216.016
overachiever (not underachiever)89.511612.023
independent (not codependent)89.46417.418
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)89.33412.421
macho (not metrosexual)89.21219.222
ferocious (not pacifist)89.07616.824
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)89.011918.917
wooden (not plastic)89.0911.914
diligent (not lazy)88.936510.519
fire (not water)88.99211.116
rock (not rap)88.43812.312
dominant (not submissive)88.220914.520
assertive (not passive)88.211412.919
protagonist (not antagonist)88.110121.322
cocky (not timid)87.920221.122
fighter (not lover)87.83613.716
resolute (not wavering)87.75518.915
fast (not slow)87.67120.919
decisive (not hesitant)87.511511.122
demanding (not unchallenging)87.320517.518
involved (not remote)87.22711.621
master (not apprentice)87.020821.425
rough (not smooth)86.93213.519
sturdy (not flimsy)86.911817.415
confident (not insecure)86.61488.814
jock (not nerd)86.55922.917
thick-skinned (not sensitive)86.51818.917
go-getter (not slugabed)85.920224.115
historical (not modern)85.83123.323
queen (not princess)85.715318.516
🧗 (not 🛌)85.317920.526
ambitious (not realistic)85.110721.022
armoured (not vulnerable)85.19523.114
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)84.96019.714
workaholic (not slacker)84.940315.922
resourceful (not helpless)84.838823.017
stoic (not hypochondriac)84.44816.317
vengeful (not forgiving)83.622124.517
hard (not soft)83.416919.723
low-tech (not high-tech)83.36323.612
legit (not scrub)83.319516.717
dog person (not cat person)83.28419.512
extraordinary (not mundane)83.124726.929
blacksmith (not tailor)83.04620.220
interested (not bored)82.911115.419
scruffy (not manicured)82.812826.118
straightforward (not cryptic)82.69120.616
narcissistic (not low self esteem)82.621715.015
confidential (not gossiping)82.531116.617
wild (not tame)82.429918.620
extrovert (not introvert)82.323631.812
jaded (not innocent)82.328015.313
frenzied (not sleepy)82.216214.721
sporty (not bookish)82.115125.119
pro (not noob)81.845823.417
vintage (not trendy)81.725326.014
🐐 (not 🦒)81.72424.015
exhibitionist (not bashful)81.611828.612
serious (not playful)81.330719.628
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.218621.318
competent (not incompetent)80.959821.415
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.843829.814
🌟 (not 💩)80.848126.920
straight (not queer)80.741129.216
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.719523.118
extreme (not moderate)80.637219.416
hard (not soft)80.423520.119
cool (not dorky)80.419624.918
dramatic (not comedic)80.331221.720
🏀 (not 🎨)80.219022.118
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.123028.718
🦇 (not 🐿)79.913021.818
self-disciplined (not disorganized)79.858221.523
pretentious (not unassuming)79.822113.512
direct (not roundabout)79.733722.213
feisty (not gracious)79.434614.619
spelunker (not claustrophobic)79.27219.013
perceptive (not unobservant)79.270916.517
💀 (not 🎃)78.716926.921
coordinated (not clumsy)78.750821.723
heroic (not villainous)78.662528.622
driven (not unambitious)78.687528.914
literary (not mathematical)78.515224.013
genuine (not sarcastic)78.520722.331
explorer (not builder)78.117927.222
indie (not pop)77.823613.515
frank (not sugarcoated)77.847826.215
doer (not thinker)77.626322.419
rugged (not refined)77.521225.414
emancipated (not enslaved)77.426923.422
goth (not flower child)77.414315.519
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.341218.512
never cries (not often crying)77.233619.917
bossy (not meek)77.162023.817
attractive (not repulsive)76.972420.319
prestigious (not disreputable)76.931724.817
rhythmic (not stuttering)76.844321.413
charming (not awkward)76.441121.818
classical (not avant-garde)75.817430.619
devoted (not unfaithful)75.5100127.116
interesting (not tiresome)75.253332.212
prideful (not envious)75.239025.618
spicy (not mild)75.149321.217
street-smart (not sheltered)75.052623.223
tall (not short)74.936823.637
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.932928.224
chivalrous (not businesslike)74.918329.213
gendered (not androgynous)74.794030.923
🙃 (not 🥰)74.723526.424
calm (not anxious)74.614821.422
🥾 (not 👟)74.625930.217
entitled (not grateful)74.538619.117
consistent (not variable)74.429726.320
stubborn (not accommodating)74.470828.819
epic (not deep)74.312429.914
physical (not intellectual)74.221323.913
loyal (not traitorous)74.2100530.518
exuberant (not subdued)74.236228.221
honorable (not cunning)74.138932.012
cannibal (not vegan)74.129617.216
healthy (not sickly)74.064327.521
melee (not ranged)74.05434.412
competitive (not cooperative)73.859426.325
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)73.812223.418
non-gamer (not gamer)73.841136.414
freelance (not corporate)73.252629.117
objective (not subjective)73.26829.918
vain (not demure)72.936226.713
punk rock (not preppy)72.934428.815
theist (not atheist)72.815128.812
opinionated (not jealous)72.862923.213
stinky (not fresh)72.615719.520
chosen one (not everyman)72.630032.714
moody (not stable)72.561322.113
suspicious (not awkward)72.551525.515
gloomy (not sunny)72.543924.714
guarded (not open)72.478828.913
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)72.426230.523
social (not reclusive)72.242724.812
instinctual (not reasoned)72.143729.320
worldly (not innocent)72.072127.312
distant (not touchy-feely)72.042720.017
rural (not urban)71.817230.514
luddite (not technophile)71.715930.915
efficient (not overprepared)71.734529.521
🐴 (not 🦄)71.640736.720
crafty (not scholarly)71.650127.814
traumatized (not flourishing)71.555125.913
thick (not thin)71.425522.716
tactful (not indiscreet)71.442530.219
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)71.344920.319
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)71.235331.811
bold (not serious)71.144428.218
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)71.022426.821
fantastical (not realistic)71.032231.625
privileged (not oppressed)70.872426.615
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)70.867728.719
neurotypical (not autistic)70.769924.825
judgemental (not accepting)70.746722.219
poisonous (not nurturing)70.535322.317
😎 (not 🧐)70.547228.420
cynical (not gullible)70.462321.123
devout (not heathen)70.432928.218
treasure (not trash)70.3107222.912
tense (not relaxed)69.995722.214
🐮 (not 🐷)69.915726.517
individualist (not communal)69.853827.923
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.784031.222
barbaric (not civilized)69.623229.622
linear (not circular)69.615732.811
orange (not purple)69.422729.38
muddy (not washed)69.423425.024
impulsive (not cautious)69.352521.011
German (not English)69.33632.413
concrete (not abstract)69.342327.016
loud (not quiet)69.259829.221
western (not eastern)69.240835.312
angry (not good-humored)69.134126.917
Coke (not Pepsi)69.110432.518
optimistic (not pessimistic)69.042127.915
profound (not ironic)68.822122.018
earth (not air)68.848625.018
resistant (not resigned)68.579020.313
💪 (not 🧠)68.525526.518
wise (not foolish)68.455127.620
close-minded (not open-minded)68.228927.917
valedictorian (not drop out)68.187728.114
fortunate (not unlucky)68.127731.928
indulgent (not sober)67.954732.023
studious (not goof-off)67.891825.817
strict (not lenient)67.757519.019
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')67.51629.512
curious (not apathetic)67.378528.416
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.326233.315
cold (not warm)67.347025.116
long-winded (not concise)67.326226.912
salacious (not wholesome)67.243330.519
mad (not glad)67.159724.827
opinionated (not neutral)67.0129429.913
freak (not normie)66.856532.618
👽 (not 🤡)66.742026.616
enlightened (not lost)66.734723.014
always down (not picky)66.618327.918
edgy (not politically correct)66.464423.814
generous (not stingy)66.375226.324
sexual (not asexual)66.088829.518
pointed (not random)65.9103729.417
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)65.953630.914
high IQ (not low IQ)65.7131626.315
deviant (not average)65.772628.817
mysterious (not unambiguous)65.648630.521
outsider (not insider)65.547731.622
off-key (not musical)65.546617.116
authoritarian (not democratic)65.446636.418
monochrome (not multicolored)65.148728.922
hedonist (not monastic)65.046823.96
believable (not poorly-written)65.0140224.59
utilitarian (not decorative)64.873524.312
💃 (not 🧕)64.686126.818
beautiful (not ugly)64.3130024.818
empirical (not theoretical)64.136132.517
extravagant (not thrifty)64.157934.424
not introspective (not introspective)63.821732.612
haunted (not blissful)63.895230.123
old (not young)63.550721.217
biased (not impartial)63.492132.919
scandalous (not proper)63.467734.216
ADHD (not OCD)63.442724.315
winter (not summer)63.457333.225
Russian (not French)63.329035.117
chortling (not giggling)63.380038.312
playful (not shy)63.1103330.719
humorless (not funny)63.141421.119
messy (not neat)63.147828.124
quarrelsome (not warm)63.072928.714
animalistic (not human)63.024627.917
paranoid (not naive)62.975630.812
stoic (not expressive)62.846330.919
works hard (not plays hard)62.7100131.219
bitter (not sweet)62.763119.813
soulful (not soulless)62.7125129.321
rich (not poor)62.684434.117
arcane (not mainstream)62.666333.415
🐒 (not 🐩)62.649028.118
pensive (not serene)62.6110029.117
bad-cook (not good-cook)62.254329.411
flirtatious (not prudish)62.273733.613
flamboyant (not modest)62.162931.024
lavish (not frugal)62.156328.619
selfish (not altruistic)62.158331.218
expressive (not monotone)62.189735.024
crazy (not sane)62.066829.717
🤠 (not 🤑)61.990433.120
📈 (not 📉)61.990837.419
vibrant (not geriatric)61.8104131.119
minimalist (not pack rat)61.660135.320
nonpolitical (not political)61.543834.922
cruel (not kind)61.235320.513
unpolished (not eloquent)61.147730.223
hoarder (not unprepared)61.182321.820
permanent (not transient)61.165730.817
rigid (not flexible)61.073229.323
🧢 (not 🎩)61.067931.217
triggered (not trolling)61.096633.821
night owl (not morning lark)60.888329.317
practical (not imaginative)60.696433.317
🥵 (not 🥶)60.672128.817
high standards (not desperate)60.589932.320
obsessed (not aloof)60.496128.125
hurried (not leisurely)60.476126.921
chaotic (not orderly)60.370524.212
bad boy (not white knight)60.057936.618
giving (not receiving)60.097827.820
arrogant (not humble)59.984737.522
child free (not pronatalist)59.998728.615
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.693328.612
formal (not intimate)59.568533.215
😭 (not 😀)59.563230.013
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.4101922.213
sexist (not feminist)59.343829.712
on-time (not tardy)59.3112534.618
astonishing (not methodical)59.249833.222
complicated (not simple)59.2112737.224
precise (not vague)59.1109126.719
miserable (not joyful)59.195023.215
charming (not trusting)59.076032.912
spiritual (not skeptical)58.933232.723
industrial (not domestic)58.967735.714
sorrowful (not cheery)58.895923.611
bright (not depressed)58.870530.118
philosophical (not real)58.831433.915
debased (not pure)58.669722.616
exaggerating (not factual)58.676331.723
lustful (not chaste)58.585327.613
genius (not dunce)58.5118423.922
💔 (not 💝)58.563629.914
existentialist (not nihilist)58.498125.18
poetic (not factual)58.356827.719
romantic (not dispassionate)58.2120430.424
spontaneous (not scheduled)58.169929.419
radical (not centrist)58.178531.317
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.068632.121
😏 (not 😬)58.087535.312
work-first (not family-first)57.879432.416
official (not backdoor)57.763734.016
ludicrous (not sensible)57.259828.821
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.282524.516
weird (not normal)57.1100225.611
stylish (not slovenly)57.1109031.216
🤐 (not 😜)57.083636.413
tight (not loose)57.0114631.423
repetitive (not varied)56.992834.022
reactive (not proactive)56.977535.315
predictable (not quirky)56.967030.39
literal (not metaphorical)56.8106629.918
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.793435.913
rustic (not cultured)56.753333.626
traditional (not unorthodox)56.670236.616
Roman (not Greek)56.666633.614
contrarian (not yes-man)56.6106831.514
happy (not sad)56.555217.311
loveable (not punchable)56.4111936.017
zany (not regular)56.395230.615
one-faced (not two-faced)56.3118037.115
insulting (not complimentary)56.272821.118
socialist (not libertarian)56.135334.49
mature (not juvenile)55.999027.819
sage (not whippersnapper)55.971625.913
generalist (not specialist)55.642732.115
basic (not hipster)55.5105428.212
tautology (not oxymoron)55.533233.48
demonic (not angelic)55.170929.319
👻 (not 🤖)54.989034.720
🤣 (not 😊)54.961328.519
down2earth (not head@clouds)54.497225.39
racist (not egalitarian)54.427129.714
deep (not shallow)54.4123332.112
still (not twitchy)54.363730.722
jealous (not compersive)54.285727.512
knowledgeable (not ignorant)54.2138834.723
statist (not anarchist)54.191632.523
rude (not respectful)53.867228.925
sheriff (not outlaw)53.891929.028
equitable (not hypocritical)53.898032.414
psychopath (not empath)53.765027.623
common sense (not analysis)53.765730.519
patient (not impatient)53.663427.416
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)53.473231.622
whimsical (not rational)53.373029.722
😇 (not 😈)53.398832.720
transparent (not machiavellian)53.390238.513
tasteful (not lewd)53.2129124.917
genocidal (not not genocidal)53.147735.818
🤔 (not 🤫)52.9114635.316
folksy (not presidential)52.984132.315
realist (not idealist)52.897137.218
experimental (not reliable)52.483129.319
chic (not cheesy)52.486526.812
interrupting (not attentive)52.187528.612
suspicious (not trusting)52.0107633.722
artistic (not scientific)52.093729.820
gregarious (not private)52.068032.015
offended (not chill)51.8112931.319
emotional (not unemotional)51.8143529.129
emotional (not logical)51.7107931.213
open-book (not secretive)51.765532.613
well behaved (not mischievous)51.680530.613
kinky (not vanilla)51.696835.313
overspender (not penny-pincher)51.683826.017
🥳 (not 🥴)51.676828.317
fixable (not unfixable)51.6124126.121
perverted (not clean)51.664026.022
fast-talking (not slow-talking)51.5125624.319
hard-work (not natural-talent)51.4130528.112
reassuring (not fearmongering)51.4118430.516
reserved (not chatty)51.398031.913
reasonable (not deranged)51.3115025.017
moist (not dry)51.196833.916
money-focused (not love-focused)51.162829.617
disarming (not creepy)50.8146933.216
conservative (not liberal)50.768030.112
no-nonsense (not dramatic)50.691531.824
conventional (not creative)50.590932.124
rebellious (not obedient)50.5126235.215

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Bjorn Lothbrok (0.786)
  2. Dominic Toretto (0.768)
  3. Odysseus (0.754)
  4. Ragnar Lothbrok (0.751)
  5. Ka D'Argo (0.739)
  6. John McClane (0.739)
  7. Oliver Queen (0.738)
  8. Indiana Jones (0.732)
  9. Octavia Blake (0.728)
  10. Boromir (0.726)
  1. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.556)
  2. Stuart Bloom (-0.506)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.499)
  4. George Michael Bluth (-0.479)
  5. Chip Dove (-0.475)
  6. Kif Kroker (-0.475)
  7. Louis Tully (-0.471)
  8. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.466)
  9. Eric Forman (-0.457)
  10. Raj Koothrappali (-0.452)

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

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


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