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William Mason Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)89.42711.219
young (not old)88.36611.8270
kind (not cruel)87.418816.6282
apprentice (not master)86.31612.8112
🐿 (not 🦇)85.93318.418
clean (not perverted)85.814918.430
genuine (not sarcastic)85.56219.0244
respectful (not rude)85.012518.0270
loyal (not traitorous)84.843720.4252
white knight (not bad boy)84.78913.519
romantic (not dispassionate)84.214415.236
vanilla (not kinky)84.02919.3257
first-mate (not captain)84.09314.3208
angelic (not demonic)83.610516.3250
preppy (not punk rock)83.614215.525
timid (not cocky)83.41814.018
innocent (not jaded)83.43815.719
gullible (not cynical)83.34615.514
innocent (not worldly)83.12818.8261
honorable (not cunning)83.09320.6282
princess (not queen)82.93011.813
sweet (not bitter)82.711419.5239
love-focused (not money-focused)82.532224.511
pure (not debased)82.110019.2233
mild (not spicy)82.04217.8246
complimentary (not insulting)81.910717.186
forgiving (not vengeful)81.812720.5245
poor (not rich)81.77418.3245
trusting (not suspicious)81.76319.2258
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)81.710922.6245
hard-work (not natural-talent)81.57518.343
emotional (not unemotional)81.527610.112
nurturing (not poisonous)81.420819.394
tall (not short)81.415418.5235
chivalrous (not businesslike)81.43719.337
beta (not alpha)81.29416.5208
bashful (not exhibitionist)81.2915.025
human (not animalistic)81.127519.6201
noob (not pro)81.01818.213
average (not deviant)80.91218.4165
diligent (not lazy)80.876716.3229
meek (not bossy)80.75115.9270
devoted (not unfaithful)80.759023.415
giving (not receiving)80.718821.612
good-humored (not angry)80.219718.4200
flower child (not goth)80.225311.012
modest (not flamboyant)80.212620.8226
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.218224.520
soft (not hard)80.012516.381
dorky (not cool)79.910819.617
grateful (not entitled)79.912722.333
classical (not avant-garde)79.87915.064
unambiguous (not mysterious)79.78120.6231
lover (not fighter)79.613218.337
soft (not hard)79.413216.1233
heroic (not villainous)79.348818.5232
wholesome (not salacious)79.321829.523
touchy-feely (not distant)79.310016.115
English (not German)79.328223.126
tame (not wild)79.07120.1231
one-faced (not two-faced)79.033025.838
altruistic (not selfish)78.921321.1260
everyman (not chosen one)78.94916.711
naive (not paranoid)78.94520.615
civilized (not barbaric)78.838417.3257
soulful (not soulless)78.849019.3101
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.738028.618
awkward (not suspicious)78.67916.4279
submissive (not dominant)78.411717.0248
unassuming (not pretentious)78.34224.822
humble (not arrogant)78.214321.4228
warm (not quarrelsome)78.113221.0259
obedient (not rebellious)78.010521.0178
gatherer (not hunter)77.915221.021
empath (not psychopath)77.933120.424
quiet (not loud)77.815817.2255
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)77.810327.016
optimistic (not pessimistic)77.617623.1242
well behaved (not mischievous)77.514322.8220
thrifty (not extravagant)77.58517.838
regular (not zany)77.44617.925
simple (not complicated)77.43219.9223
devout (not heathen)77.310021.6231
warm (not cold)77.327421.0233
vegan (not cannibal)77.316219.821
predictable (not quirky)77.35923.014
glad (not mad)77.212118.512
😊 (not 🤣)77.119822.023
traditional (not unorthodox)77.013920.9108
generous (not stingy)76.829123.344
cooperative (not competitive)76.712824.2253
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)76.612926.0201
theist (not atheist)76.58322.483
water (not fire)76.411618.439
works hard (not plays hard)76.343221.0239
yes-man (not contrarian)76.34220.016
demure (not vain)76.36820.9231
sensitive (not thick-skinned)76.314215.4283
unlucky (not fortunate)76.114722.1239
western (not eastern)76.111828.420
provincial (not cosmopolitan)76.19123.8222
proper (not scandalous)75.923422.1222
gracious (not feisty)75.64420.6230
straightforward (not cryptic)75.426124.6247
frugal (not lavish)75.118120.6224
morning lark (not night owl)75.011822.3113
vulnerable (not armoured)74.812321.0228
😇 (not 😈)74.828723.620
rural (not urban)74.511223.136
Swedish (not Italian)74.510015.115
accommodating (not stubborn)74.46224.648
idealist (not realist)74.418224.395
protagonist (not antagonist)74.456414.513
reliable (not experimental)74.328621.621
folksy (not presidential)74.220620.330
mundane (not extraordinary)74.16820.4266
tasteful (not lewd)74.132523.7228
sane (not crazy)74.020226.613
conventional (not creative)73.917322.1241
low-tech (not high-tech)73.924720.8217
minimalist (not pack rat)73.813921.117
stuttering (not rhythmic)73.87015.122
moderate (not extreme)73.79222.1219
motivated (not unmotivated)73.7104716.715
lighthearted (not intense)73.610924.632
shy (not bold)73.35020.1247
persistent (not quitter)73.3118723.512
unchallenging (not demanding)73.25628.543
often crying (not never cries)73.220619.313
democratic (not authoritarian)73.221623.0234
sheriff (not outlaw)73.131720.6201
treasure (not trash)73.182224.735
normie (not freak)72.916319.738
sheeple (not conspiracist)72.92422.2141
accepting (not judgemental)72.823225.8145
oblivious (not alert)72.814121.718
low self esteem (not narcissistic)72.813821.724
washed (not muddy)72.839621.818
repetitive (not varied)72.717519.996
emotional (not logical)72.535020.8238
🥰 (not 🙃)72.422825.028
irrelevant (not important)72.22722.831
🌟 (not 💩)72.274327.915
equitable (not hypocritical)72.124423.299
basic (not hipster)72.035122.7236
egalitarian (not racist)72.096420.118
believable (not poorly-written)71.980326.023
politically correct (not edgy)71.819323.0245
cheesy (not chic)71.829920.312
reasonable (not deranged)71.542424.820
self-conscious (not self-assured)71.410921.1225
shy (not playful)71.08421.6242
💪 (not 🧠)71.018022.120
active (not slothful)70.990022.0195
transparent (not machiavellian)70.819723.713
insecure (not confident)70.713619.8268
disarming (not creepy)70.760320.788
fixable (not unfixable)70.628222.025
rustic (not cultured)70.616619.410
🤠 (not 🤑)70.244033.119
open-book (not secretive)70.117927.523
passive (not assertive)70.011923.8213
straight (not queer)69.883329.4107
ignorant (not knowledgeable)69.814019.030
statist (not anarchist)69.727222.319
pacifist (not ferocious)69.621722.8244
trusting (not charming)69.614824.9262
literal (not metaphorical)69.633124.0191
reassuring (not fearmongering)69.642929.314
communal (not individualist)69.410924.798
family-first (not work-first)69.343226.2215
sugarcoated (not frank)69.34725.913
🤡 (not 👽)69.217424.717
👻 (not 🤖)69.227628.620
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.232318.421
chaste (not lustful)69.020023.9226
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)69.035130.521
domestic (not industrial)68.920826.5105
gendered (not androgynous)68.7109926.6108
codependent (not independent)68.623825.1237
mainstream (not arcane)68.514424.6211
metrosexual (not macho)68.544422.021
poetic (not factual)68.523521.422
monochrome (not multicolored)68.431723.895
orderly (not chaotic)68.450623.8244
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)68.124219.416
awkward (not charming)67.824023.2262
neat (not messy)67.866923.2149
twitchy (not still)67.752722.341
existentialist (not nihilist)67.632422.358
workaholic (not slacker)67.597722.296
fresh (not stinky)67.576125.220
nerd (not jock)67.463224.6256
traumatized (not flourishing)67.459222.516
lowbrow (not highbrow)67.315221.0241
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)67.375826.618
sensible (not ludicrous)67.255024.7230
introvert (not extrovert)67.228322.5236
neutral (not opinionated)67.23326.938
clumsy (not coordinated)67.027322.2260
sober (not indulgent)66.930324.0249
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)66.943832.415
wooden (not plastic)66.863624.634
sheltered (not street-smart)66.728225.4198
tailor (not blacksmith)66.759924.834
foolish (not wise)66.332920.0285
consistent (not variable)66.350326.125
anxious (not calm)66.257122.6236
real (not philosophical)66.256926.8135
patient (not impatient)66.226528.894
go-getter (not slugabed)66.2108329.215
juvenile (not mature)66.139822.888
attractive (not repulsive)66.095221.4248
generalist (not specialist)66.08524.389
methodical (not astonishing)65.954423.6215
oppressed (not privileged)65.924924.719
hesitant (not decisive)65.817125.2236
chill (not offended)65.527320.923
confidential (not gossiping)65.481927.3212
manicured (not scruffy)65.479923.7232
stoic (not hypochondriac)65.449216.27
dunce (not genius)65.319718.5250
monotone (not expressive)65.323920.418
lenient (not strict)65.141223.0231
joyful (not miserable)64.834729.822
whippersnapper (not sage)64.832526.927
rock (not rap)64.7112423.714
loveable (not punchable)64.669229.316
unprepared (not hoarder)64.521221.7177
attentive (not interrupting)64.548919.720
weakass (not badass)64.519421.223
desperate (not high standards)64.528624.838
always down (not picky)64.517525.620
corporate (not freelance)64.438928.521
physical (not intellectual)64.334725.1249
slow (not fast)64.316320.4235
long-winded (not concise)64.330524.320
curious (not apathetic)64.280124.4260
spiritual (not skeptical)64.120725.8216
historical (not modern)64.043426.5149
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.938327.325
common sense (not analysis)63.919030.015
tense (not relaxed)63.6105123.0257
lost (not enlightened)63.649122.818
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.529725.9236
earth (not air)63.566133.829
tautology (not oxymoron)63.59225.04
on-time (not tardy)63.485228.253
luddite (not technophile)63.239824.6198
prestigious (not disreputable)62.975823.3186
overachiever (not underachiever)62.8108523.628
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.773126.9215
low IQ (not high IQ)62.714619.6225
🧕 (not 💃)62.621425.619
legit (not scrub)62.6102023.617
🎨 (not 🏀)62.679527.225
feminist (not sexist)62.489724.816
sunny (not gloomy)62.448522.826
open (not guarded)62.020427.4235
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.099826.2228
prudish (not flirtatious)61.941520.18
resigned (not resistant)61.87325.6225
brave (not careful)61.778327.7261
beautiful (not ugly)61.5115720.8107
stable (not moody)61.327526.8233
🐮 (not 🐷)61.352633.917
unpolished (not eloquent)61.241124.0248
utilitarian (not decorative)61.176826.975
subdued (not exuberant)61.134630.220
subjective (not objective)60.936726.769
practical (not imaginative)60.881129.0202
🧐 (not 😎)60.851127.728
concrete (not abstract)60.668028.625
roundabout (not direct)60.521126.2218
triggered (not trolling)60.581817.321
tiresome (not interesting)60.420224.1218
driven (not unambitious)60.4138225.3183
masculine (not feminine)60.386222.2265
tight (not loose)60.190325.413
prideful (not envious)60.0111726.334
dog person (not cat person)60.058524.814
serious (not bold)59.947724.7250
monastic (not hedonist)59.930324.013
😀 (not 😭)59.953527.811
factual (not exaggerating)59.959423.916
reactive (not proactive)59.951427.113
nonpolitical (not political)59.741529.6209
non-gamer (not gamer)59.681933.829
efficient (not overprepared)59.497928.417
cheery (not sorrowful)59.347726.2247
thin (not thick)59.277226.1162
🐴 (not 🦄)59.272430.827
fantastical (not realistic)59.251129.325
orange (not purple)59.150426.1193
outsider (not insider)59.162926.0157
🤐 (not 😜)59.163934.411
French (not Russian)58.975634.825
linear (not circular)58.949527.722
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.788427.3230
head@clouds (not down2earth)58.755030.9249
literary (not mathematical)58.781023.3195
hurried (not leisurely)58.770723.5193
studious (not goof-off)58.7101429.432
builder (not explorer)58.657726.6206
drop out (not valedictorian)58.543327.521
puny (not mighty)58.130822.5238
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.133122.916
artistic (not scientific)58.064822.9204
normal (not weird)58.046926.9256
🐀 (not 🐘)58.052926.833
enslaved (not emancipated)57.924425.5233
uninspiring (not charismatic)57.919327.4242
bright (not depressed)57.863724.7227
centrist (not radical)57.743928.218
neurotypical (not autistic)57.6120225.4228
open-minded (not close-minded)57.685522.5243
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.659826.295
unobservant (not perceptive)57.319427.530
whimsical (not rational)57.154827.3261
blissful (not haunted)57.135728.335
🐩 (not 🐒)56.871628.917
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.838225.731
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)56.752324.5215
bookish (not sporty)56.693726.4181
conservative (not liberal)56.644830.418
😬 (not 😏)56.649532.610
private (not gregarious)56.492725.7272
tactful (not indiscreet)56.395231.110
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.061131.224
good-cook (not bad-cook)56.060429.627
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.924426.0148
Pepsi (not Coke)55.940332.331
obsessed (not aloof)55.8104224.7236
smooth (not rough)55.869824.5225
backdoor (not official)55.877730.7214
sickly (not healthy)55.731330.5217
cringeworthy (not inspiring)55.653527.2105
stylish (not slovenly)55.598023.5205
serious (not playful)55.492425.9246
Greek (not Roman)55.444629.219
deep (not epic)55.361322.223
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.280326.426
profound (not ironic)55.163123.417
cautious (not impulsive)55.073327.7258
competent (not incompetent)55.0129025.7223
flimsy (not sturdy)54.740328.719
open to new experinces (not uncreative)54.6117027.3220
📉 (not 📈)54.633631.416
🥶 (not 🥵)54.657023.939
doer (not thinker)54.6102729.343
transient (not permanent)54.452029.094
resolute (not wavering)54.3118529.623
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)54.367625.721
compersive (not jealous)54.269927.0209
🤔 (not 🤫)54.293431.814
vibrant (not geriatric)54.2114029.425
reserved (not chatty)54.076728.5257
happy (not sad)54.052825.2215
🧗 (not 🛌)54.0101125.023
pronatalist (not child free)53.946331.6170
vague (not precise)53.940124.8148
vintage (not trendy)53.8115824.219
🎃 (not 💀)53.771533.824
instinctual (not reasoned)53.587827.3232
flexible (not rigid)53.562726.7205
💝 (not 💔)53.581034.830
🦒 (not 🐐)53.536131.919
indie (not pop)53.3104026.112
shallow (not deep)53.248924.348
ranged (not melee)53.291620.418
ADHD (not OCD)53.253729.220
socialist (not libertarian)53.143026.8161
involved (not remote)53.0127327.2217
intimate (not formal)53.079828.627
musical (not off-key)53.062531.327
asexual (not sexual)53.043930.524
winter (not summer)52.975829.417
moist (not dry)52.873526.529
expressive (not stoic)52.695427.0215
reclusive (not social)52.668625.630
impartial (not biased)52.427525.6188
serene (not pensive)52.219126.421
funny (not humorless)52.197524.5248
🥴 (not 🥳)52.094726.920
giggling (not chortling)52.052023.221
comedic (not dramatic)52.048225.433
🧢 (not 🎩)51.877830.325
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)51.579129.819
🏌 (not 🤺)51.535731.620
jealous (not opinionated)51.431327.717
🥾 (not 👟)51.381332.226
frenzied (not sleepy)51.3148422.825
random (not pointed)51.339031.918
ambitious (not realistic)51.2107227.424
helpless (not resourceful)51.125826.289
interested (not bored)51.0131224.828
rugged (not refined)50.872225.4262
theoretical (not empirical)50.264726.7194
crafty (not scholarly)50.8101625.6208
not introspective (not introspective)50.648533.321

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. Peeta Mellark (0.821)
  2. Rita Bennett (0.816)
  3. George O'Malley (0.814)
  4. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (0.811)
  5. Teddy Flood (0.801)
  6. Harvey Kinkle (0.793)
  7. Jerry Gergich (0.791)
  8. Matt Saracen (0.785)
  9. George Michael Bluth (0.771)
  10. Billy Keikeya (0.768)
  1. Robert California (-0.748)
  2. Ursula (-0.732)
  3. Rick Sanchez (-0.729)
  4. Frank Costello (-0.691)
  5. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (-0.671)
  6. Nathan Bateman (-0.67)
  7. Scar (-0.663)
  8. Dr. Gregory House (-0.662)
  9. Lucille Bluth (-0.662)
  10. Cersei Lannister (-0.655)

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.



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