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William Mason Descriptive Personality Statistics

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William Mason is a character from Downton Abbey.

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
young (not old)88.38711.8271
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)87.76512.730
kind (not cruel)87.522316.6283
apprentice (not master)86.32112.8112
clean (not perverted)85.816918.430
genuine (not sarcastic)85.67718.9246
love-focused (not money-focused)85.426423.319
respectful (not rude)85.014118.0270
loyal (not traitorous)84.854020.4252
white knight (not bad boy)84.710413.120
vanilla (not kinky)84.03919.2260
first-mate (not captain)84.011014.3208
romantic (not dispassionate)83.917915.037
noob (not pro)83.91217.717
angelic (not demonic)83.612516.3250
preppy (not punk rock)83.615815.525
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.428424.827
honorable (not cunning)83.010820.6282
gullible (not cynical)83.05415.117
innocent (not worldly)82.83918.9264
emotional (not unemotional)82.828210.317
sweet (not bitter)82.714019.4241
side character (not main character)82.715621.511
flower child (not goth)82.522912.516
giving (not receiving)82.216721.313
pure (not debased)82.112419.1236
mild (not spicy)82.04517.8246
forgiving (not vengeful)81.914520.4248
complimentary (not insulting)81.912517.186
chivalrous (not businesslike)81.94019.238
poor (not rich)81.79818.2248
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)81.711922.5247
innocent (not jaded)81.76016.820
trusting (not suspicious)81.67519.1260
devoted (not unfaithful)81.664921.519
nurturing (not poisonous)81.523219.395
timid (not cocky)81.43316.920
bashful (not exhibitionist)81.21115.025
tall (not short)81.218718.7256
human (not animalistic)81.232819.5203
everyman (not chosen one)81.24515.716
dorky (not cool)81.110619.618
beta (not alpha)81.011416.6209
average (not deviant)81.01618.3167
princess (not queen)81.03611.721
diligent (not lazy)80.989116.2232
meek (not bossy)80.86215.9271
hard-work (not natural-talent)80.710519.045
🐿 (not 🦇)80.615623.427
grateful (not entitled)80.512922.334
touchy-feely (not distant)80.49815.717
classical (not avant-garde)80.37915.166
good-humored (not angry)80.323318.4201
naive (not paranoid)80.24420.017
modest (not flamboyant)80.115720.8227
lover (not fighter)80.114518.438
unambiguous (not mysterious)79.98620.6234
yes-man (not contrarian)79.83219.420
soft (not hard)79.715716.582
one-faced (not two-faced)79.736025.041
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.622723.522
soft (not hard)79.415516.1235
heroic (not villainous)79.458418.5234
English (not German)79.334323.126
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)79.111226.617
tame (not wild)79.09220.1231
civilized (not barbaric)78.945217.3259
altruistic (not selfish)78.924421.0261
soulful (not soulless)78.859019.3101
awkward (not suspicious)78.69216.4281
vegan (not cannibal)78.614919.523
empath (not psychopath)78.636619.926
submissive (not dominant)78.413316.9249
western (not eastern)78.310027.922
humble (not arrogant)78.217121.4228
wholesome (not salacious)78.128928.925
predictable (not quirky)78.15422.415
warm (not quarrelsome)78.016021.0260
obedient (not rebellious)78.011920.9179
gatherer (not hunter)77.917621.021
unassuming (not pretentious)77.96224.323
quiet (not loud)77.720717.3256
optimistic (not pessimistic)77.720723.1243
well behaved (not mischievous)77.617022.8221
thrifty (not extravagant)77.510817.838
devout (not heathen)77.411021.6232
simple (not complicated)77.44219.9223
traditional (not unorthodox)77.315020.7112
generous (not stingy)77.332123.345
warm (not cold)77.134421.2234
cooperative (not competitive)76.715324.1255
😊 (not 🤣)76.726423.027
water (not fire)76.713918.041
theist (not atheist)76.79122.484
sensitive (not thick-skinned)76.416215.5286
works hard (not plays hard)76.350321.0239
glad (not mad)76.316318.214
unlucky (not fortunate)76.217722.1241
motivated (not unmotivated)76.1114016.619
demure (not vain)76.19621.0232
Swedish (not Italian)76.110315.916
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.017226.4206
proper (not scandalous)76.027522.1223
provincial (not cosmopolitan)75.910423.8225
regular (not zany)75.96522.428
gracious (not feisty)75.65520.6231
straightforward (not cryptic)75.429424.6247
frugal (not lavish)75.219920.6225
persistent (not quitter)75.1130822.514
morning lark (not night owl)75.013222.3113
cheesy (not chic)75.023819.616
vulnerable (not armoured)74.814320.8233
rural (not urban)74.812922.937
😇 (not 😈)74.835123.620
minimalist (not pack rat)74.615219.720
accommodating (not stubborn)74.47224.648
folksy (not presidential)74.422220.031
reliable (not experimental)74.333721.621
idealist (not realist)74.223124.296
tasteful (not lewd)74.138323.7228
unchallenging (not demanding)74.05628.145
washed (not muddy)74.043320.022
conventional (not creative)73.920722.1241
low-tech (not high-tech)73.928120.7218
protagonist (not antagonist)73.970814.114
mundane (not extraordinary)73.88220.6269
stuttering (not rhythmic)73.88015.122
moderate (not extreme)73.711522.1220
lighthearted (not intense)73.614424.333
normie (not freak)73.416419.739
shy (not bold)73.36620.1247
democratic (not authoritarian)73.225622.9236
sheriff (not outlaw)73.137320.5203
treasure (not trash)73.196724.735
sheeple (not conspiracist)72.92822.2141
transparent (not machiavellian)72.917524.114
accepting (not judgemental)72.829025.8145
oblivious (not alert)72.815821.718
low self esteem (not narcissistic)72.816621.724
emotional (not logical)72.740320.8240
🥰 (not 🙃)72.527924.529
repetitive (not varied)72.420920.098
believable (not poorly-written)72.489525.624
🌟 (not 💩)72.290027.915
equitable (not hypocritical)72.130423.299
irrelevant (not important)72.13322.432
basic (not hipster)72.038422.7237
egalitarian (not racist)72.0115020.118
🤠 (not 🤑)72.047532.222
politically correct (not edgy)71.823522.9247
reasonable (not deranged)71.549024.820
self-conscious (not self-assured)71.412521.1225
statist (not anarchist)71.325322.720
open-book (not secretive)71.318127.624
shy (not playful)71.110521.5244
active (not slothful)71.0107222.0196
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.045927.916
sane (not crazy)70.933829.115
insecure (not confident)70.716019.8269
disarming (not creepy)70.770020.788
fixable (not unfixable)70.632522.025
often crying (not never cries)70.329120.520
straight (not queer)70.190229.2109
passive (not assertive)70.013823.8214
trusting (not charming)69.716324.9265
literal (not metaphorical)69.737624.0192
communal (not individualist)69.614424.7100
pacifist (not ferocious)69.527622.7245
🤡 (not 👽)69.421424.018
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.436218.022
💪 (not 🧠)69.424322.721
family-first (not work-first)69.351826.2218
metrosexual (not macho)69.348721.225
domestic (not industrial)69.123926.5106
chaste (not lustful)69.124723.9227
ignorant (not knowledgeable)69.116519.031
gendered (not androgynous)69.0125226.5110
codependent (not independent)68.727025.0239
mainstream (not arcane)68.516724.5212
poetic (not factual)68.528221.422
orderly (not chaotic)68.459023.8244
wooden (not plastic)68.367524.337
monochrome (not multicolored)68.239023.898
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)68.126919.416
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.086625.420
awkward (not charming)67.927223.2263
neat (not messy)67.976323.1150
traumatized (not flourishing)67.970121.917
existentialist (not nihilist)67.638722.358
fresh (not stinky)67.589725.220
tautology (not oxymoron)67.54725.56
nerd (not jock)67.472824.6257
workaholic (not slacker)67.4116422.197
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.349930.822
sensible (not ludicrous)67.265024.6232
introvert (not extrovert)67.235122.5238
neutral (not opinionated)67.23626.938
twitchy (not still)67.163222.442
sober (not indulgent)66.936024.0250
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)66.952432.415
rustic (not cultured)66.926422.316
lowbrow (not highbrow)66.917721.4243
sheltered (not street-smart)66.932225.3200
clumsy (not coordinated)66.832222.3261
loveable (not punchable)66.772529.617
tailor (not blacksmith)66.768524.834
sugarcoated (not frank)66.58825.915
generalist (not specialist)66.49024.191
foolish (not wise)66.337420.0286
anxious (not calm)66.366022.6238
patient (not impatient)66.232728.894
juvenile (not mature)66.145522.888
attractive (not repulsive)66.0111621.3250
chill (not offended)65.931920.524
methodical (not astonishing)65.964623.6215
hesitant (not decisive)65.820025.2237
real (not philosophical)65.868427.0137
earth (not air)65.864433.232
stoic (not hypochondriac)65.758618.711
confidential (not gossiping)65.596927.3213
oppressed (not privileged)65.531824.120
manicured (not scruffy)65.492623.7232
dunce (not genius)65.322518.5251
prudish (not flirtatious)65.238526.115
whippersnapper (not sage)65.137626.029
lenient (not strict)65.047822.9234
weakass (not badass)65.021820.824
common sense (not analysis)65.019628.517
consistent (not variable)64.865526.726
rock (not rap)64.7131123.020
unprepared (not hoarder)64.623721.7178
monastic (not hedonist)64.623124.317
slow (not fast)64.517820.4236
desperate (not high standards)64.533524.838
physical (not intellectual)64.341125.1249
historical (not modern)64.351426.5151
spiritual (not skeptical)64.224425.8217
curious (not apathetic)64.295324.4261
lost (not enlightened)64.255422.419
corporate (not freelance)64.144527.922
joyful (not miserable)64.041829.524
on-time (not tardy)64.098228.354
go-getter (not slugabed)63.9137429.616
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.945627.325
sunny (not gloomy)63.855023.527
always down (not picky)63.725124.326
tense (not relaxed)63.6123223.0257
luddite (not technophile)63.245224.6198
attentive (not interrupting)62.964419.722
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.883126.9216
focused on the future (not focused on the present)62.837626.5239
low IQ (not high IQ)62.816319.5227
🧕 (not 💃)62.626425.619
legit (not scrub)62.6118723.617
🎨 (not 🏀)62.694027.225
monotone (not expressive)62.635321.925
tight (not loose)62.595424.515
reactive (not proactive)62.450127.017
prestigious (not disreputable)62.390823.8188
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.1115926.2230
open (not guarded)62.025127.4235
subdued (not exuberant)62.039529.821
long-winded (not concise)62.042324.223
resigned (not resistant)61.87925.6225
👻 (not 🤖)61.860332.324
overachiever (not underachiever)61.8131323.829
brave (not careful)61.793427.7263
beautiful (not ugly)61.4139220.7108
subjective (not objective)61.442526.970
🐮 (not 🐷)61.362933.917
feminist (not sexist)61.2109723.718
unpolished (not eloquent)61.147724.1251
stable (not moody)61.032927.0236
practical (not imaginative)60.895729.0202
🧐 (not 😎)60.858827.728
utilitarian (not decorative)60.692527.076
triggered (not trolling)60.599317.321
roundabout (not direct)60.424526.2219
tiresome (not interesting)60.422224.0219
driven (not unambitious)60.4164425.3183
masculine (not feminine)60.3101422.1267
dog person (not cat person)60.365923.218
linear (not circular)60.052627.623
prideful (not envious)60.0130426.334
serious (not bold)59.956524.7250
concrete (not abstract)59.984329.627
thin (not thick)59.890426.2165
vintage (not trendy)59.6117026.922
non-gamer (not gamer)59.695833.829
nonpolitical (not political)59.551429.7210
efficient (not overprepared)59.4113528.417
cheery (not sorrowful)59.356026.2247
fantastical (not realistic)59.259329.325
orange (not purple)59.159826.2195
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.9102127.2232
French (not Russian)58.989934.825
outsider (not insider)58.874325.9160
builder (not explorer)58.865126.5209
blissful (not haunted)58.838928.537
head@clouds (not down2earth)58.765730.9249
literary (not mathematical)58.796023.3195
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.636124.918
unobservant (not perceptive)58.621328.131
hurried (not leisurely)58.585323.6194
drop out (not valedictorian)58.550827.521
studious (not goof-off)58.3120029.133
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)58.272429.527
normal (not weird)58.054127.1258
enslaved (not emancipated)57.928525.5236
factual (not exaggerating)57.977724.617
artistic (not scientific)57.876523.0205
puny (not mighty)57.836122.8239
uninspiring (not charismatic)57.722527.5243
centrist (not radical)57.751728.218
neurotypical (not autistic)57.6135625.4228
bright (not depressed)57.675124.7229
open-minded (not close-minded)57.6100722.5243
🤐 (not 😜)57.682130.419
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.568926.723
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.370626.097
🐀 (not 🐘)57.368226.734
whimsical (not rational)57.164327.3261
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.858924.5217
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.847325.731
private (not gregarious)56.6110325.7273
bookish (not sporty)56.6109626.4181
conservative (not liberal)56.651430.418
😬 (not 😏)56.458931.015
tactful (not indiscreet)56.0113331.216
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.072831.224
good-cook (not bad-cook)56.072629.627
smooth (not rough)55.982724.5226
obsessed (not aloof)55.8122024.7236
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.831125.8151
profound (not ironic)55.873123.018
sickly (not healthy)55.738630.5217
backdoor (not official)55.791230.8217
cringeworthy (not inspiring)55.662427.2105
🎃 (not 💀)55.676434.325
stylish (not slovenly)55.5114323.5206
serious (not playful)55.4109025.9246
🐴 (not 🦄)55.498332.829
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.294026.426
cautious (not impulsive)55.085627.7258
competent (not incompetent)55.0152725.7226
Pepsi (not Coke)54.956132.332
moist (not dry)54.879126.731
open to new experinces (not uncreative)54.6139627.2221
deep (not epic)54.478322.224
resolute (not wavering)54.3139029.623
pronatalist (not child free)54.252131.6171
compersive (not jealous)54.285827.0210
transient (not permanent)54.262928.995
musical (not off-key)54.270131.428
vibrant (not geriatric)54.2133129.425
🥶 (not 🥵)54.266523.740
doer (not thinker)54.1124829.545
happy (not sad)54.061625.1218
vague (not precise)54.045924.8149
🧗 (not 🛌)54.0122525.023
reserved (not chatty)53.990628.4259
flimsy (not sturdy)53.849128.821
instinctual (not reasoned)53.7104427.3234
🐩 (not 🐒)53.797930.918
ADHD (not OCD)53.764328.621
Greek (not Roman)53.567028.922
flexible (not rigid)53.474826.7206
shallow (not deep)53.454824.149
🤺 (not 🏌)53.3145633.825
🦒 (not 🐐)53.241732.621
ranged (not melee)53.2109720.418
🥴 (not 🥳)53.0107426.721
socialist (not libertarian)52.955726.9162
involved (not remote)52.9150227.1218
💝 (not 💔)52.999734.431
expressive (not stoic)52.6112627.0217
reclusive (not social)52.682125.630
intimate (not formal)52.695728.429
comedic (not dramatic)52.655325.334
winter (not summer)52.692232.219
impartial (not biased)52.432725.6188
jealous (not opinionated)52.335127.218
funny (not humorless)52.1113724.5248
interested (not bored)52.1151925.029
giggling (not chortling)52.060223.221
📈 (not 📉)51.8140930.420
🤔 (not 🤫)51.7121532.115
asexual (not sexual)51.658629.726
😀 (not 😭)51.595131.618
🥾 (not 👟)51.397032.226
sleepy (not frenzied)51.321922.827
random (not pointed)51.346731.918
serene (not pensive)51.326826.122
realistic (not ambitious)51.370226.926
indie (not pop)51.1133128.314
not introspective (not introspective)50.955832.324
rugged (not refined)50.885625.4262
theoretical (not empirical)50.276626.7196
helpless (not resourceful)50.830126.190
crafty (not scholarly)50.7122225.7210
🧢 (not 🎩)50.494430.332

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Rita Bennett (0.82)
  2. George O'Malley (0.818)
  3. Peeta Mellark (0.818)
  4. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (0.815)
  5. Teddy Flood (0.806)
  6. Harvey Kinkle (0.798)
  7. Jerry Gergich (0.795)
  8. Touta Matsuda (0.795)
  9. Matt Saracen (0.78)
  10. George Michael Bluth (0.776)
  1. Robert California (-0.745)
  2. Ursula (-0.732)
  3. Rick Sanchez (-0.728)
  4. Frank Costello (-0.693)
  5. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (-0.673)
  6. Nathan Bateman (-0.671)
  7. Agatha Harkness (-0.669)
  8. Dr. Gregory House (-0.666)
  9. Scar (-0.662)
  10. Lucille Bluth (-0.661)

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

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


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