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Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham Personality Statistics

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham 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
rich (not poor)97.0168.2327
privileged (not oppressed)96.8127.628
master (not apprentice)96.646.6110
alpha (not beta)95.3137.8252
resolute (not wavering)95.148.317
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)95.1414.2292
bossy (not meek)95.0168.0302
bold (not shy)94.4579.9325
dominant (not submissive)94.4309.9319
confident (not insecure)94.2911.6340
manicured (not scruffy)94.04012.9288
🐩 (not 🐒)94.047.515
eloquent (not unpolished)93.81313.3296
highbrow (not lowbrow)93.7111.9289
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.16111.1324
persistent (not quitter)93.010811.524
old (not young)92.91013.9316
English (not German)92.7816.022
captain (not first-mate)92.63414.6292
prestigious (not disreputable)92.5512.4263
decisive (not hesitant)92.11410.9342
self-assured (not self-conscious)92.1815.0273
assertive (not passive)92.03915.0261
refined (not rugged)91.91017.9328
perceptive (not unobservant)91.87110.722
presidential (not folksy)91.4814.727
mighty (not puny)91.22314.7284
neat (not messy)90.84215.9220
stylish (not slovenly)90.54113.8292
historical (not modern)90.5615.9192
treasure (not trash)90.35814.055
permanent (not transient)90.2214.7117
fortunate (not unlucky)89.7212.0302
competent (not incompetent)89.713614.1269
direct (not roundabout)89.64919.9288
🎩 (not 🧢)89.65516.522
pro (not noob)89.613318.814
armoured (not vulnerable)89.42312.0256
intellectual (not physical)89.47513.7299
competitive (not cooperative)89.411613.8329
formal (not intimate)89.41518.334
low-tech (not high-tech)89.3819.1299
civilized (not barbaric)88.77817.7321
resourceful (not helpless)88.516015.6121
important (not irrelevant)88.513918.436
authoritarian (not democratic)88.45216.4347
conservative (not liberal)88.22115.527
driven (not unambitious)88.125416.1269
gendered (not androgynous)87.711918.7114
spicy (not mild)86.98417.4281
high IQ (not low IQ)86.825014.0346
believable (not poorly-written)86.65011.125
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)86.53328.0230
coordinated (not clumsy)86.416816.7319
patriotic (not unpatriotic)86.45313.925
luddite (not technophile)86.2620.7252
biased (not impartial)86.16115.7283
cool (not dorky)86.05617.421
valedictorian (not drop out)86.018022.727
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.99620.5290
judgemental (not accepting)85.612018.3194
intense (not lighthearted)85.516610.123
arrogant (not humble)85.317215.1327
ferocious (not pacifist)85.214116.6315
straight (not queer)85.218222.7120
traditional (not unorthodox)85.23321.0126
narcissistic (not low self esteem)85.213417.337
genius (not dunce)85.113414.1320
suspicious (not awkward)84.97513.9282
independent (not codependent)84.812322.2277
rigid (not flexible)84.76616.5264
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.418617.8312
precise (not vague)84.39718.1200
strict (not lenient)84.211116.7307
suspicious (not trusting)84.213517.1322
extraordinary (not mundane)84.015318.5293
tight (not loose)84.011316.721
concrete (not abstract)83.92319.519
sarcastic (not genuine)83.87720.6289
insider (not outsider)83.71021.7191
wise (not foolish)83.59418.0311
diligent (not lazy)83.550119.2308
quarrelsome (not warm)83.415316.4291
feisty (not gracious)83.415818.6296
purple (not orange)83.23119.9287
interesting (not tiresome)82.714121.9273
classical (not avant-garde)82.73224.9132
proper (not scandalous)82.67921.7274
pretentious (not unassuming)82.611610.416
orderly (not chaotic)82.211923.6325
resistant (not resigned)82.08322.1283
hard (not soft)82.013918.4117
thick-skinned (not sensitive)81.85122.9342
hard (not soft)81.615416.1292
🤑 (not 🤠)81.69420.814
tasteful (not lewd)81.610121.4303
impatient (not patient)81.619920.3113
scheduled (not spontaneous)81.218625.5308
alert (not oblivious)81.220822.720
practical (not imaginative)81.013722.0258
family-first (not work-first)81.014724.1280
corporate (not freelance)81.010219.623
sturdy (not flimsy)80.923028.617
offended (not chill)80.614823.029
conventional (not creative)80.67324.9287
🌟 (not 💩)80.530020.826
bookish (not sporty)80.229520.4237
dry (not moist)80.25019.333
loyal (not traitorous)80.049322.7305
🐘 (not 🐀)79.83820.926
worldly (not innocent)79.727620.5348
skeptical (not spiritual)79.324021.3319
playful (not shy)79.031516.2310
consistent (not variable)79.010719.627
mad (not glad)78.617018.519
emancipated (not enslaved)78.616324.1247
complicated (not simple)78.325525.4262
official (not backdoor)78.27626.9297
statist (not anarchist)78.16028.730
sheriff (not outlaw)78.016825.2295
lavish (not frugal)77.716123.2293
tense (not relaxed)77.738021.0324
legit (not scrub)77.633123.622
involved (not remote)77.621925.4268
realist (not idealist)77.49826.3132
enlightened (not lost)77.49218.234
funny (not humorless)77.323525.7311
📈 (not 📉)77.19124.723
straightforward (not cryptic)77.016430.3311
neurotypical (not autistic)77.024724.8289
🧠 (not 💪)76.936524.225
fresh (not stinky)76.834424.437
real (not philosophical)76.614124.9218
human (not animalistic)76.537422.7250
libertarian (not socialist)76.25023.3261
cold (not warm)76.118718.1236
studious (not goof-off)76.045926.516
loud (not quiet)75.829621.9336
😏 (not 😬)75.815729.113
sage (not whippersnapper)75.88128.725
go-getter (not slugabed)75.751224.711
chaste (not lustful)75.48323.5309
rational (not whimsical)75.426226.1312
pessimistic (not optimistic)75.315619.4299
close-minded (not open-minded)75.213022.7269
feminine (not masculine)75.026925.0330
chortling (not giggling)74.918826.118
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.622630.1307
knowledgeable (not ignorant)74.643727.420
hoarder (not unprepared)74.613117.3216
reliable (not experimental)74.522726.430
extrovert (not introvert)74.430724.4316
beautiful (not ugly)74.461621.0107
mature (not juvenile)74.330224.8118
insulting (not complimentary)74.121622.8113
builder (not explorer)73.910821.9267
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.728324.3171
political (not nonpolitical)73.624426.4298
self-improving (not self-destructive)73.414524.216
gossiping (not confidential)73.418426.6296
vain (not demure)73.327424.5288
frenzied (not sleepy)73.342910.422
factual (not poetic)73.123129.324
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.026925.2123
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.016624.815
charming (not awkward)72.937024.7293
empirical (not theoretical)72.87728.5303
unfixable (not fixable)72.813927.422
uncreative (not open to new experinces)72.78624.5326
disarming (not creepy)72.640423.0141
bitter (not sweet)72.426519.6312
charming (not trusting)72.124622.6287
gloomy (not sunny)72.030821.222
tailor (not blacksmith)72.035929.317
guarded (not open)71.952628.6323
cautious (not impulsive)71.622826.7302
logical (not emotional)71.519427.1288
domestic (not industrial)71.114728.3117
devout (not heathen)71.023225.1297
tactful (not indiscreet)71.031031.521
vengeful (not forgiving)70.435121.6314
theist (not atheist)69.914027.6111
bright (not depressed)69.625924.4251
flourishing (not traumatized)69.49231.526
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)69.410027.323
sensible (not ludicrous)69.138228.2316
serious (not playful)68.749226.5301
literary (not mathematical)68.432827.8286
pronatalist (not child free)68.215727.4267
extreme (not moderate)68.253030.7265
cannibal (not vegan)68.230428.833
arcane (not mainstream)68.031431.2281
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.858232.019
morning lark (not night owl)67.518227.9180
🐮 (not 🐷)67.515125.419
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)67.336929.523
active (not slothful)67.181124.9280
😀 (not 😭)67.126428.527
🤺 (not 🏌)67.061031.824
Swedish (not Italian)66.919529.817
selfish (not altruistic)66.934423.5318
western (not eastern)66.931535.430
deviant (not average)66.547926.5211
loveable (not punchable)66.447522.933
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)66.224830.0277
reasonable (not deranged)66.244328.727
linear (not circular)66.120529.727
zany (not regular)66.044027.825
🤣 (not 😊)65.923231.122
trolling (not triggered)65.915132.922
individualist (not communal)65.843730.7121
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)65.754429.525
miserable (not joyful)65.646125.212
😈 (not 😇)65.137316.419
rude (not respectful)65.030823.5317
monastic (not hedonist)65.013323.314
flamboyant (not modest)64.538832.9308
hunter (not gatherer)64.448833.822
attractive (not repulsive)64.276222.2308
leisurely (not hurried)64.024428.6252
cunning (not honorable)63.834726.6383
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.867831.925
🛌 (not 🧗)63.821233.324
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.741532.5267
heroic (not villainous)63.574723.0298
mischievous (not well behaved)63.557128.8307
off-key (not musical)63.535623.415
healthy (not sickly)63.474224.8281
rebellious (not obedient)63.160229.6250
sane (not crazy)62.138728.421
Roman (not Greek)62.127429.019
soulful (not soulless)61.881225.0110
hypocritical (not equitable)61.834828.9131
secretive (not open-book)61.762832.626
salacious (not wholesome)61.639631.414
dispassionate (not romantic)61.519625.029
specialist (not generalist)61.452131.598
workaholic (not slacker)61.387324.3111
🧕 (not 💃)61.321633.530
demonic (not angelic)61.236219.7323
basic (not hipster)60.957031.1297
brave (not careful)60.664029.9321
💝 (not 💔)60.644230.631
literal (not metaphorical)60.160232.7297
🙃 (not 🥰)60.042934.226
pack rat (not minimalist)59.635231.320
crafty (not scholarly)59.561932.0304
curious (not apathetic)59.477930.7310
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)59.450023.217
🦒 (not 🐐)59.414334.729
ranged (not melee)59.444332.017
scientific (not artistic)59.353926.1273
sober (not indulgent)59.041031.9296
methodical (not astonishing)59.062231.9303
social (not reclusive)59.055530.227
🧐 (not 😎)58.843338.324
👽 (not 🤡)58.850226.812
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.767429.126
sorrowful (not cheery)58.562522.4298
fast (not slow)58.579832.6338
bold (not serious)58.556633.1335
exuberant (not subdued)58.461837.823
subjective (not objective)58.239134.3112
private (not gregarious)58.166431.7310
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.150536.5259
preppy (not punk rock)58.065441.222
normal (not weird)57.737127.5320
reasoned (not instinctual)57.739233.0343
🦇 (not 🐿)57.543033.122
wild (not tame)57.467729.6270
👟 (not 🥾)57.153327.413
🦄 (not 🐴)57.043338.812
urban (not rural)56.979836.328
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)56.928337.014
nerd (not jock)56.866728.7260
overspender (not penny-pincher)56.843527.625
edgy (not politically correct)56.763833.9314
deep (not shallow)56.671030.444
pure (not debased)56.557926.5307
vibrant (not geriatric)56.084030.325
🤔 (not 🤫)55.568632.616
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.354831.1309
good-humored (not angry)55.263526.5248
chatty (not reserved)54.860731.1293
vanilla (not kinky)54.656731.1276
moody (not stable)54.580731.9300
happy (not sad)54.241021.1271
sexist (not feminist)54.136528.731
🥴 (not 🥳)54.166135.521
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.053935.1126
existentialist (not nihilist)54.077030.9103
poisonous (not nurturing)53.546722.2115
metrosexual (not macho)53.575337.710
anxious (not calm)53.373729.0324
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.236233.0186
plays hard (not works hard)52.639030.7275
👻 (not 🤖)52.563830.611
jealous (not compersive)52.462529.5232
multicolored (not monochrome)52.360036.2119
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)52.349738.615
thin (not thick)52.276727.8153
racist (not egalitarian)52.221026.319
French (not Russian)51.979929.118
short (not tall)51.652625.9287
overprepared (not efficient)51.624632.722
😜 (not 🤐)51.461937.621
stoic (not expressive)51.052634.7336
repetitive (not varied)51.083330.3110
decorative (not utilitarian)51.044131.188
not introspective (not introspective)51.039933.527
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.043434.525
obsessed (not aloof)50.996632.4304
rough (not smooth)50.265532.5297
kind (not cruel)50.493621.2337
street-smart (not sheltered)50.683835.1261

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 Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Zelda Spellman (0.836)
  2. Emily Gilmore (0.819)
  3. Olenna Tyrell (0.809)
  4. Eleanor Sung-Young (0.8)
  5. Lady Mary Crawley (0.793)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.599)
  2. Barney Gumble (-0.554)
  3. Denny (-0.55)
  4. Kevin Malone (-0.539)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.524)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.3)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.22)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.13)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.09)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.01)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.09)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.1)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.12)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.12)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.15)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.16)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.17)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.22)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.24)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.32)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.34)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.35)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.37)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.37)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.4)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.41)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.48)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.65)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.66)


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