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Charlie Carson Personality Statistics

Charlie Carson 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
self-disciplined (not disorganized)97.535.4341
diligent (not lazy)97.365.2317
loyal (not traitorous)96.8106.7304
orderly (not chaotic)96.615.9306
scheduled (not spontaneous)96.536.4334
neat (not messy)96.439.1186
patriotic (not unpatriotic)95.826.320
studious (not goof-off)95.488.09
works hard (not plays hard)95.117.9331
civilized (not barbaric)95.1411.4307
proper (not scandalous)94.8212.0259
reliable (not experimental)94.6310.018
deliberate (not spontaneous)94.4510.5333
competent (not incompetent)94.43010.1284
manicured (not scruffy)94.04012.2283
permanent (not transient)94.0110.8129
classical (not avant-garde)94.0112.7120
workaholic (not slacker)94.03910.7114
traditional (not unorthodox)93.8214.5113
tasteful (not lewd)93.4110.0267
eloquent (not unpolished)93.3169.9310
well behaved (not mischievous)93.2412.7306
precise (not vague)93.01012.1206
practical (not imaginative)92.969.3251
reasonable (not deranged)92.7411.417
pro (not noob)92.66211.217
conventional (not creative)92.5510.7297
honorable (not cunning)92.3611.9317
sheriff (not outlaw)92.3711.2311
formal (not intimate)92.359.529
obedient (not rebellious)92.1612.4283
master (not apprentice)92.14815.6129
historical (not modern)91.7410.1208
cautious (not impulsive)91.5312.3303
mature (not juvenile)91.52014.2142
resolute (not wavering)91.41410.121
consistent (not variable)91.189.632
prestigious (not disreputable)91.0913.4266
official (not backdoor)90.7315.0253
rational (not whimsical)90.51212.9323
devout (not heathen)90.5813.7325
methodical (not astonishing)90.4214.0305
sturdy (not flimsy)90.43511.129
🎩 (not 🧢)90.04919.121
treasure (not trash)89.77114.743
sensible (not ludicrous)89.6717.1304
low-tech (not high-tech)89.2915.6301
politically correct (not edgy)89.0317.0312
🌟 (not 💩)88.97312.320
refined (not rugged)88.92716.3300
coordinated (not clumsy)88.710214.8296
concrete (not abstract)88.7711.721
serious (not playful)88.66914.2338
old (not young)88.53210.0339
human (not animalistic)88.54414.4248
respectful (not rude)88.45316.5331
tame (not wild)88.4713.2270
private (not gregarious)88.12414.4300
rigid (not flexible)87.94515.6291
confidential (not gossiping)87.98116.3273
corporate (not freelance)87.92617.429
strict (not lenient)87.86514.4326
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)87.71915.3254
persistent (not quitter)87.735720.713
tight (not loose)87.46513.328
guarded (not open)87.211012.6334
resourceful (not helpless)87.119614.5130
English (not German)87.13926.224
🐩 (not 🐒)86.95922.116
chaste (not lustful)86.71216.2279
sober (not indulgent)86.7817.6316
luddite (not technophile)86.6418.9271
bossy (not meek)86.517416.4312
sane (not crazy)86.4814.016
masculine (not feminine)86.418417.4301
tactful (not indiscreet)86.42325.717
reserved (not chatty)86.06014.7334
gendered (not androgynous)86.019122.4120
straight (not queer)85.816420.6123
serious (not bold)85.71418.7275
down2earth (not head@clouds)85.44021.7305
confident (not insecure)85.213415.7315
stoic (not expressive)85.03018.7322
tense (not relaxed)85.017714.8302
no-nonsense (not dramatic)84.93024.4135
repetitive (not varied)84.81213.5112
heroic (not villainous)84.524115.8323
vanilla (not kinky)84.52122.1306
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.520417.423
💝 (not 💔)84.44121.917
perceptive (not unobservant)84.231220.332
bookish (not sporty)84.122018.5272
wise (not foolish)84.08717.0323
highbrow (not lowbrow)83.94418.5334
wholesome (not salacious)83.99611.420
presidential (not folksy)83.77317.326
uncreative (not open to new experinces)83.42517.3310
preppy (not punk rock)83.412022.625
pure (not debased)83.27017.5320
fresh (not stinky)83.116022.422
tailor (not blacksmith)83.06020.113
builder (not explorer)82.91916.3246
reasoned (not instinctual)82.82222.3280
modest (not flamboyant)82.76923.0325
basic (not hipster)82.77421.0297
legit (not scrub)82.716720.928
sage (not whippersnapper)82.72721.618
mighty (not puny)82.519315.4316
authoritarian (not democratic)82.511823.1297
decisive (not hesitant)82.520318.8288
work-first (not family-first)82.116321.4282
literal (not metaphorical)82.03420.8306
penny-pincher (not overspender)82.01817.236
believable (not poorly-written)81.818114.625
🤐 (not 😜)81.75715.913
tall (not short)81.511618.4283
insider (not outsider)81.52018.8167
conservative (not liberal)81.46522.418
logical (not emotional)81.37219.2291
active (not slothful)81.236620.4265
stylish (not slovenly)81.120623.2257
armoured (not vulnerable)80.914619.1241
high IQ (not low IQ)80.844715.3273
utilitarian (not decorative)80.78322.493
🧐 (not 😎)80.66030.311
dry (not moist)80.64812.417
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.519621.3276
statist (not anarchist)80.33831.129
theist (not atheist)80.25218.096
important (not irrelevant)79.942918.941
morning lark (not night owl)79.74324.1167
domestic (not industrial)79.74125.1122
kind (not cruel)79.536619.0322
triggered (not trolling)79.55215.021
deep (not shallow)79.413625.043
close-minded (not open-minded)79.39719.2309
straightforward (not cryptic)78.812324.7347
monochrome (not multicolored)78.68723.8125
normal (not weird)78.13322.9296
alert (not oblivious)78.129625.216
slow-talking (not fast-talking)78.13515.923
intellectual (not physical)78.031121.5327
average (not deviant)77.82222.8189
chortling (not giggling)77.711425.219
angelic (not demonic)77.519818.8314
enlightened (not lost)77.59124.725
factual (not poetic)77.513825.027
valedictorian (not drop out)77.338229.915
nurturing (not poisonous)77.327320.7115
🧠 (not 💪)77.334318.830
assertive (not passive)77.143222.3262
🐘 (not 🐀)77.17027.122
driven (not unambitious)77.168823.4257
thick (not thin)77.112114.9171
😇 (not 😈)76.918723.315
altruistic (not selfish)76.819718.7306
disarming (not creepy)76.625018.2130
hoarder (not unprepared)76.310016.7253
frugal (not lavish)76.212724.5306
soulful (not soulless)75.847621.495
direct (not roundabout)75.735925.3336
focused on the present (not focused on the future)75.66824.1309
monastic (not hedonist)75.32523.018
judgemental (not accepting)75.225623.5209
🥾 (not 👟)74.916520.317
nerd (not jock)74.836224.2290
subdued (not exuberant)74.54526.732
intense (not lighthearted)74.442424.930
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)74.410125.527
scientific (not artistic)74.226122.5291
empirical (not theoretical)74.26127.2293
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)74.019324.720
linear (not circular)74.07028.722
dominant (not submissive)73.850222.8326
communal (not individualist)73.55327.7116
secretive (not open-book)73.535823.324
gatherer (not hunter)73.121923.725
regular (not zany)73.06532.124
stable (not moody)72.97425.9332
smooth (not rough)72.815924.8299
scholarly (not crafty)72.713825.1308
📈 (not 📉)72.519825.815
🐮 (not 🐷)72.46322.224
loveable (not punchable)72.333919.015
fortunate (not unlucky)72.213118.3278
biased (not impartial)72.135924.7287
hurried (not leisurely)72.118024.5298
compersive (not jealous)72.015921.2245
😊 (not 🤣)71.927323.217
genius (not dunce)71.842216.8334
frenzied (not sleepy)71.749221.129
alpha (not beta)71.547828.7249
self-improving (not self-destructive)71.417422.725
neurotypical (not autistic)70.753525.5298
offended (not chill)70.432031.324
careful (not brave)70.210926.8281
ranged (not melee)70.212620.417
go-getter (not slugabed)70.070323.722
claustrophobic (not spelunker)70.08324.522
mild (not spicy)69.915226.4283
forgiving (not vengeful)69.829321.5307
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.715830.2279
skeptical (not spiritual)69.554726.4266
involved (not remote)69.349227.3294
equitable (not hypocritical)69.128325.4113
Roman (not Greek)69.112027.114
suspicious (not awkward)68.948622.2284
realist (not idealist)68.825631.5116
pretentious (not unassuming)68.836625.020
sexist (not feminist)68.621326.225
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.838426.396
🐴 (not 🦄)67.732734.021
musical (not off-key)67.720525.223
captain (not first-mate)67.640538.0291
🧕 (not 💃)67.510929.931
real (not philosophical)67.442730.2171
hard (not soft)67.243425.4123
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.259831.419
unambiguous (not mysterious)67.132929.1266
🐿 (not 🦇)67.036824.48
specialist (not generalist)66.835231.1118
gracious (not feisty)66.711226.8287
bold (not shy)66.688625.7309
healthy (not sickly)66.466621.9263
flourishing (not traumatized)66.413626.219
sheeple (not conspiracist)66.47426.2177
charming (not awkward)66.351725.3291
French (not Russian)66.234729.926
🤖 (not 👻)66.025729.516
charismatic (not uninspiring)65.874525.6263
gloomy (not sunny)65.343922.023
macho (not metrosexual)64.926021.620
objective (not subjective)64.418229.8107
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.335725.1308
reclusive (not social)64.232320.424
genuine (not sarcastic)64.141129.3296
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)64.023229.323
moderate (not extreme)63.621333.5265
hard (not soft)63.551725.4289
🥰 (not 🙃)63.536130.222
libertarian (not socialist)63.428028.4248
child free (not pronatalist)63.355534.2231
🐐 (not 🦒)63.346130.035
🤠 (not 🤑)63.252429.518
attractive (not repulsive)63.177519.7316
shy (not playful)63.114321.9299
efficient (not overprepared)63.159833.321
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.845126.4306
Italian (not Swedish)62.840128.725
introvert (not extrovert)62.529127.7311
humorless (not funny)62.029227.2287
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.649140.316
quiet (not loud)61.339628.0359
poor (not rich)61.334321.2307
existentialist (not nihilist)60.952025.589
🧗 (not 🛌)60.962534.423
geriatric (not vibrant)60.918323.518
suspicious (not trusting)60.855929.2296
cannibal (not vegan)60.844021.226
minimalist (not pack rat)60.743029.214
slow (not fast)60.517324.8304
cooperative (not competitive)60.431030.4323
🤔 (not 🤫)60.450732.026
sweet (not bitter)60.347524.4307
western (not eastern)59.860036.321
introspective (not not introspective)59.764830.635
🤺 (not 🏌)59.780929.016
complimentary (not insulting)59.552627.0115
🥴 (not 🥳)58.452525.115
calm (not anxious)58.337329.8325
trusting (not charming)58.137329.0338
bright (not depressed)57.851725.1232
sorrowful (not cheery)57.764522.4325
demure (not vain)57.646629.2276
worldly (not innocent)57.082827.9284
egalitarian (not racist)56.8101729.823
beautiful (not ugly)56.795824.1120
cool (not dorky)56.263730.123
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)56.047629.232
😏 (not 😬)56.059823.77
romantic (not dispassionate)55.983128.730
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)55.854726.820
simple (not complicated)55.729130.4272
😀 (not 😭)55.750624.021
👽 (not 🤡)55.559827.122
obsessed (not aloof)55.480132.8276
mad (not glad)55.467421.814
warm (not quarrelsome)55.249725.4313
interesting (not tiresome)55.289028.0243
purple (not orange)55.150828.7215
apathetic (not curious)55.021225.2302
independent (not codependent)54.974933.9284
resistant (not resigned)54.7100532.5322
rural (not urban)54.631532.134
enslaved (not emancipated)54.027726.3280
happy (not sad)54.041721.5278
arcane (not mainstream)53.867438.4265
oppressed (not privileged)53.838428.623
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.775523.929
literary (not mathematical)53.674629.7283
mundane (not extraordinary)53.431929.7263
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)53.133835.122
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)52.759832.8223
nonpolitical (not political)52.548234.0262
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)52.460132.8311
ferocious (not pacifist)52.379627.0294
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.359034.826
cold (not warm)52.157224.6248
joyful (not miserable)52.146523.128
angry (not good-humored)51.457724.0293
sheltered (not street-smart)51.445829.5257
unfixable (not fixable)51.048029.933
impatient (not patient)50.983729.7101
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.267935.9186
humble (not arrogant)50.553928.0327

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Donald Cragen (0.879)
  2. Elsie Carson (0.856)
  3. George S. Hammond (0.853)
  4. Capt. Oliver Queenan (0.851)
  5. Raymond Holt (0.848)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.745)
  2. Oscar Bluth (-0.668)
  3. Myrtle Wilson (-0.647)
  4. Erlich Bachman (-0.645)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.644)

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. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.79)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.76)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.74)
  4. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.73)
  5. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.73)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.69)
  7. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.68)
  8. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.61)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.57)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.55)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.52)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.52)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.51)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.47)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.44)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.41)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.35)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.33)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.32)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.21)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.18)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.02)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.07)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.18)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.23)


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