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William Mason Personality Statistics

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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
young (not old)88.05911.9274
kind (not cruel)87.615816.4291
noob (not pro)87.269.712
apprentice (not master)86.21312.9115
🐿 (not 🦇)85.73120.115
romantic (not dispassionate)85.79115.926
respectful (not rude)85.39217.9272
genuine (not sarcastic)85.36119.3250
loyal (not traitorous)85.133619.9259
preppy (not punk rock)85.19512.419
patriotic (not unpatriotic)84.48111.113
angelic (not demonic)84.07916.0247
vanilla (not kinky)83.82719.3261
first-mate (not captain)83.410414.8213
innocent (not worldly)83.22918.3262
honorable (not cunning)82.88420.7286
sweet (not bitter)82.210319.9242
nurturing (not poisonous)81.916719.692
forgiving (not vengeful)81.89420.5249
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)81.610422.6257
complimentary (not insulting)81.68717.189
pure (not debased)81.69419.6240
trusting (not suspicious)81.55819.1258
poor (not rich)81.55818.7255
mild (not spicy)81.53518.2252
average (not deviant)81.41217.6165
beta (not alpha)80.88116.3209
meek (not bossy)80.74115.9274
human (not animalistic)80.722819.9207
tall (not short)80.613519.5246
good-humored (not angry)80.615117.7207
glad (not mad)80.57217.011
regular (not zany)80.41716.021
diligent (not lazy)80.362416.5242
wholesome (not salacious)80.317130.820
modest (not flamboyant)79.911621.4227
dorky (not cool)79.88921.513
unambiguous (not mysterious)79.67120.3235
heroic (not villainous)79.438318.5233
gatherer (not hunter)79.312121.519
soft (not hard)79.210216.1234
soulful (not soulless)79.137219.397
soft (not hard)79.011116.782
civilized (not barbaric)78.830817.8266
warm (not quarrelsome)78.710920.4264
submissive (not dominant)78.58616.8254
awkward (not suspicious)78.56616.2287
tame (not wild)78.56920.5230
classical (not avant-garde)78.58817.668
humble (not arrogant)78.412121.5236
altruistic (not selfish)78.417021.2258
quiet (not loud)78.111916.9259
optimistic (not pessimistic)78.113622.7240
English (not German)78.126123.216
obedient (not rebellious)77.88421.2182
traditional (not unorthodox)77.210520.4105
simple (not complicated)77.13620.1227
folksy (not presidential)77.114016.623
well behaved (not mischievous)77.011722.8221
devout (not heathen)77.010421.8239
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)77.010229.713
unassuming (not pretentious)77.05226.718
😇 (not 😈)76.918719.917
warm (not cold)76.922121.6229
💪 (not 🧠)76.98318.615
cooperative (not competitive)76.811824.2260
sane (not crazy)76.610023.613
works hard (not plays hard)76.534921.1251
demure (not vain)76.36820.7232
sensitive (not thick-skinned)76.211916.2296
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.111826.7207
provincial (not cosmopolitan)76.18724.1226
straightforward (not cryptic)75.821324.3245
theist (not atheist)75.89023.287
😊 (not 🤣)75.718216.218
morning lark (not night owl)75.68822.0112
minimalist (not pack rat)75.68019.615
vegan (not cannibal)75.616319.320
stuttering (not rhythmic)75.64211.617
proper (not scandalous)75.519022.1226
persistent (not quitter)75.587025.210
unlucky (not fortunate)75.414122.6242
frugal (not lavish)75.414420.2229
🥰 (not 🙃)75.412623.029
gracious (not feisty)75.24020.8227
vulnerable (not armoured)75.29720.9229
western (not eastern)75.19727.820
idealist (not realist)74.915423.392
egalitarian (not racist)74.867417.814
conventional (not creative)74.113621.6249
low-tech (not high-tech)73.920121.0227
accepting (not judgemental)73.917624.7147
tasteful (not lewd)73.829423.7231
moderate (not extreme)73.77722.7225
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.619427.118
mundane (not extraordinary)73.56320.4270
sheeple (not conspiracist)73.32421.7144
sheriff (not outlaw)73.223820.7210
🤠 (not 🤑)73.225930.217
👻 (not 🤖)73.113024.017
low self esteem (not narcissistic)73.010721.417
repetitive (not varied)72.814519.498
oblivious (not alert)72.712023.315
shy (not bold)72.63920.9249
democratic (not authoritarian)72.620523.0235
rural (not urban)72.510725.533
equitable (not hypocritical)72.220423.0101
emotional (not logical)72.129021.1238
reliable (not experimental)72.127420.016
basic (not hipster)72.027822.8237
open-book (not secretive)71.912726.518
metrosexual (not macho)71.827120.019
self-conscious (not self-assured)71.78320.7228
politically correct (not edgy)71.614722.9249
reasonable (not deranged)71.334224.718
treasure (not trash)71.365925.733
active (not slothful)71.170021.4192
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.921414.220
poetic (not factual)70.915120.821
shy (not playful)70.86321.4246
insecure (not confident)70.710619.4270
Swedish (not Italian)70.712319.616
passive (not assertive)70.49923.7222
lighthearted (not intense)70.412726.829
fixable (not unfixable)70.424317.815
believable (not poorly-written)70.071326.521
straight (not queer)69.869529.9104
literal (not metaphorical)69.527123.8196
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)69.516820.214
chaste (not lustful)69.416323.8232
communal (not individualist)69.410124.898
irrelevant (not important)69.43223.127
gendered (not androgynous)69.285226.5104
family-first (not work-first)69.134726.0215
trusting (not charming)69.112524.9271
disarming (not creepy)69.152021.590
pacifist (not ferocious)68.918122.7249
monochrome (not multicolored)68.624423.296
awkward (not charming)68.518022.7266
🤡 (not 👽)68.514523.916
domestic (not industrial)68.220126.6103
orderly (not chaotic)68.141423.8254
codependent (not independent)68.120325.5244
existentialist (not nihilist)68.124822.559
neat (not messy)67.853223.1154
mainstream (not arcane)67.711524.8218
fresh (not stinky)67.658126.018
ignorant (not knowledgeable)67.614120.928
go-getter (not slugabed)67.478929.414
🌟 (not 💩)67.467728.013
lowbrow (not highbrow)67.113821.6246
sheltered (not street-smart)67.123325.4207
whippersnapper (not sage)67.124325.323
sober (not indulgent)67.124724.0257
feminist (not sexist)66.760226.014
tailor (not blacksmith)66.651125.828
introvert (not extrovert)66.621622.8240
foolish (not wise)66.525920.0290
methodical (not astonishing)66.542123.4211
sensible (not ludicrous)66.544124.6236
real (not philosophical)66.545126.4137
generalist (not specialist)66.57124.486
workaholic (not slacker)66.578423.198
traumatized (not flourishing)66.548023.815
nerd (not jock)66.252224.6265
clumsy (not coordinated)66.222422.4262
statist (not anarchist)66.229624.617
lost (not enlightened)66.133321.512
consistent (not variable)66.140325.420
confidential (not gossiping)65.961127.2214
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.936733.314
hesitant (not decisive)65.713525.1242
manicured (not scruffy)65.763523.7235
attractive (not repulsive)65.673121.5254
anxious (not calm)65.645122.7243
patient (not impatient)65.522428.591
juvenile (not mature)65.134823.285
lenient (not strict)65.031523.0235
physical (not intellectual)64.826924.9251
dunce (not genius)64.817018.7259
curious (not apathetic)64.760524.4268
unprepared (not hoarder)64.717121.5180
loveable (not punchable)64.651629.316
tight (not loose)64.660625.19
oppressed (not privileged)64.521528.813
spiritual (not skeptical)64.415225.7217
tense (not relaxed)64.279023.1262
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.156027.0219
🧕 (not 💃)64.016925.720
slow (not fast)63.912720.5238
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.721526.0239
historical (not modern)63.734126.9153
chill (not offended)63.625319.818
luddite (not technophile)63.432524.6199
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)63.367829.112
prestigious (not disreputable)62.959023.2186
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.876925.6231
low IQ (not high IQ)62.411919.7232
🐴 (not 🦄)62.145829.722
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.134325.221
legit (not scrub)61.980622.215
subdued (not exuberant)61.925329.416
brave (not careful)61.861227.9263
open (not guarded)61.716927.6238
unpolished (not eloquent)61.733523.8254
utilitarian (not decorative)61.759726.775
linear (not circular)61.733528.819
triggered (not trolling)61.658718.018
studious (not goof-off)61.572830.926
concrete (not abstract)61.550028.722
subjective (not objective)61.229726.670
resigned (not resistant)61.16825.8235
stable (not moody)60.923027.4231
tiresome (not interesting)60.915524.2233
corporate (not freelance)60.936630.020
practical (not imaginative)60.863628.8205
driven (not unambitious)60.8107225.3185
French (not Russian)60.753535.022
masculine (not feminine)60.664622.4278
orange (not purple)60.534625.9196
outsider (not insider)60.545825.6168
joyful (not miserable)60.333630.818
roundabout (not direct)60.217226.2223
serious (not bold)60.036424.6256
beautiful (not ugly)59.891721.1111
nonpolitical (not political)59.732629.4212
thin (not thick)59.758825.4164
📉 (not 📈)59.718132.815
literary (not mathematical)59.460122.8204
🤫 (not 🤔)59.420530.89
cheery (not sorrowful)59.336726.0251
🤐 (not 😜)59.150434.411
artistic (not scientific)59.046822.6205
builder (not explorer)58.845826.7206
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.770327.3233
🧐 (not 😎)58.743629.124
🐮 (not 🐷)58.752234.914
🐀 (not 🐘)58.639925.528
head@clouds (not down2earth)58.543430.8259
sunny (not gloomy)58.543323.221
tactful (not indiscreet)58.168930.211
hurried (not leisurely)58.056623.7190
normal (not weird)57.937026.9259
enslaved (not emancipated)57.920625.4236
open-minded (not close-minded)57.965422.4248
bright (not depressed)57.752225.0231
uninspiring (not charismatic)57.716627.8251
neurotypical (not autistic)57.695925.5228
puny (not mighty)57.425422.8241
whimsical (not rational)57.240827.2263
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.231125.528
monastic (not hedonist)57.031828.77
🥴 (not 🥳)56.857226.317
bookish (not sporty)56.771026.2186
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.749226.195
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.540924.6221
private (not gregarious)56.370425.8267
backdoor (not official)56.359130.8216
🧗 (not 🛌)56.173624.921
unobservant (not perceptive)56.117227.927
serious (not playful)56.071725.7247
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.019625.8155
stylish (not slovenly)55.974823.5209
obsessed (not aloof)55.779124.8245
drop out (not valedictorian)55.537531.812
shallow (not deep)55.336724.838
smooth (not rough)55.255024.7226
sickly (not healthy)55.224230.9219
transient (not permanent)55.240628.694
claustrophobic (not spelunker)55.132423.216
cautious (not impulsive)55.056727.8261
competent (not incompetent)55.098325.5226
happy (not sad)54.840225.2215
flimsy (not sturdy)54.831325.917
open to new experinces (not uncreative)54.689827.6223
cringeworthy (not inspiring)54.545027.198
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)54.153025.122
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.154130.623
compersive (not jealous)54.055326.9214
vague (not precise)53.931924.8148
conservative (not liberal)53.939531.116
pronatalist (not child free)53.835631.6175
intimate (not formal)53.757827.822
instinctual (not reasoned)53.469027.6235
involved (not remote)53.498127.4220
flexible (not rigid)53.249526.6207
moist (not dry)53.257826.130
expressive (not stoic)53.073327.1220
reserved (not chatty)53.059428.4260
socialist (not libertarian)53.032826.4164
👟 (not 🥾)52.961331.420
funny (not humorless)52.873224.3251
impartial (not biased)52.721725.4191
😬 (not 😏)52.649835.38
efficient (not overprepared)52.498731.214
musical (not off-key)52.351831.219
🎩 (not 🧢)52.069931.222
frenzied (not sleepy)52.0111723.623
💝 (not 💔)51.964934.329
geriatric (not vibrant)51.931629.419
ranged (not melee)51.975921.515
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)51.759728.716
😀 (not 😭)51.661528.511
🐐 (not 🦒)51.691632.218
empirical (not theoretical)51.581027.1199
resolute (not wavering)51.497028.820
giggling (not chortling)51.442424.219
resourceful (not helpless)51.3109525.785
introspective (not not introspective)51.188634.220
🤺 (not 🏌)51.1101033.216
crafty (not scholarly)50.878825.7215
rugged (not refined)50.356025.7267
reclusive (not social)50.755626.726
Roman (not Greek)50.769526.916
🐒 (not 🐩)50.460830.520

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 (0.817)
  2. Peeta Mellark (0.811)
  3. Teddy Flood (0.804)
  4. George O'Malley (0.799)
  5. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (0.79)
  1. Robert California (-0.744)
  2. Rick Sanchez (-0.724)
  3. Ursula (-0.723)
  4. Frank Costello (-0.678)
  5. Dr. Gregory House (-0.654)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.58)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.58)
  3. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.51)
  4. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.38)
  5. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.35)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.33)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.33)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.33)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.3)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.29)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.27)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.25)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.23)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.11)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.05)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.04)
  17. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.08)
  19. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.12)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.15)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.16)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.17)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.18)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.54)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.57)


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