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Sarah O'Brien Personality Statistics

Sarah O'Brien 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
guarded (not open)92.03210.6301
mad (not glad)91.9157.411
secretive (not open-book)91.72911.735
suspicious (not trusting)91.63411.0275
judgemental (not accepting)91.25112.8187
hard (not soft)90.7249.3110
quarrelsome (not warm)90.65411.4312
miserable (not joyful)90.5910.121
tense (not relaxed)90.1569.3287
competitive (not cooperative)90.010913.0277
vengeful (not forgiving)89.87212.1300
cold (not warm)89.73811.9238
hard (not soft)89.64713.1291
biased (not impartial)89.62013.8254
intense (not lighthearted)89.6807.726
serious (not playful)89.65513.0316
pessimistic (not optimistic)89.6712.6292
bitter (not sweet)89.34813.4306
poisonous (not nurturing)88.85814.0113
cunning (not honorable)88.64516.4312
gossiping (not confidential)88.63418.6239
bossy (not meek)88.314013.3297
jealous (not compersive)88.22514.7260
🥴 (not 🥳)88.2512.016
🙃 (not 🥰)87.72319.619
punchable (not loveable)87.66113.623
🧕 (not 💃)87.5111.131
mischievous (not well behaved)87.115717.7319
dry (not moist)87.0915.720
selfish (not altruistic)86.710114.9297
trash (not treasure)86.71713.455
🐴 (not 🦄)86.63111.416
suspicious (not awkward)86.64818.4296
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)86.52417.522
salacious (not wholesome)86.35612.818
individualist (not communal)86.07820.2116
🐐 (not 🦒)86.0318.923
arrogant (not humble)85.916114.4295
angry (not good-humored)85.84114.5235
insulting (not complimentary)85.76115.094
offended (not chill)85.76220.525
formal (not intimate)85.64413.822
tight (not loose)85.59020.022
geriatric (not vibrant)85.4312.816
pretentious (not unassuming)85.37713.516
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.211217.5284
alert (not oblivious)85.211211.820
traitorous (not loyal)85.14018.8261
close-minded (not open-minded)85.14915.6305
sorrowful (not cheery)85.04913.0308
🤺 (not 🏌)85.012419.213
cannibal (not vegan)85.07211.615
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.93616.1115
feisty (not gracious)84.911916.5261
ferocious (not pacifist)84.814915.5277
poor (not rich)84.73312.7266
skeptical (not spiritual)84.59817.0278
gloomy (not sunny)84.57216.722
sad (not happy)84.44411.5287
sarcastic (not genuine)84.37015.8253
strict (not lenient)84.211118.6336
demonic (not angelic)84.28413.5328
armoured (not vulnerable)84.28419.0246
humorless (not funny)84.13719.2308
🧐 (not 😎)84.13213.421
utilitarian (not decorative)84.03919.4124
concrete (not abstract)83.72721.015
realist (not idealist)83.53619.1103
💩 (not 🌟)83.14718.027
villainous (not heroic)83.07917.0326
cruel (not kind)82.98415.9297
authoritarian (not democratic)82.811419.8284
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.88720.3193
conservative (not liberal)82.84821.622
chortling (not giggling)82.84216.339
perceptive (not unobservant)82.736619.726
hunter (not gatherer)82.716024.113
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)82.74225.019
penny-pincher (not overspender)82.41412.320
debased (not pure)82.311817.6280
😈 (not 😇)82.314224.620
monochrome (not multicolored)82.35421.6111
drop out (not valedictorian)82.36616.08
hypocritical (not equitable)82.17218.3127
rigid (not flexible)81.99320.2258
🤐 (not 😜)81.85420.423
driven (not unambitious)81.851520.4279
bold (not shy)81.751618.5273
off-key (not musical)81.73519.825
private (not gregarious)81.611220.7302
street-smart (not sheltered)81.323619.4231
moody (not stable)80.921919.2264
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)80.811825.2261
child free (not pronatalist)80.610425.2243
🥾 (not 👟)80.510024.312
rude (not respectful)80.311619.5287
factual (not poetic)80.19822.523
reclusive (not social)79.98618.228
persistent (not quitter)79.87139.918
soulless (not soulful)79.68417.1101
uninspiring (not charismatic)79.51620.5278
traumatized (not flourishing)79.515519.724
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)79.48224.318
studious (not goof-off)79.335927.222
rough (not smooth)79.29718.9281
dominant (not submissive)79.239021.8252
rural (not urban)79.26121.822
💔 (not 💝)79.28825.125
real (not philosophical)78.910121.1169
crafty (not scholarly)78.918023.2269
awkward (not charming)78.77717.2297
decisive (not hesitant)78.732221.1291
self-disciplined (not disorganized)78.446420.1287
provincial (not cosmopolitan)78.46321.5287
deviant (not average)78.322619.3176
impatient (not patient)78.326122.1122
disreputable (not prestigious)78.27421.1233
assertive (not passive)78.240223.1215
dispassionate (not romantic)78.14121.620
low-tech (not high-tech)78.011922.1245
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.827823.5286
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.817020.026
backdoor (not official)77.614925.7256
creepy (not disarming)77.56520.9137
stinky (not fresh)77.56718.822
methodical (not astonishing)77.415222.4289
worldly (not innocent)77.134621.4308
literal (not metaphorical)77.19521.7213
rational (not whimsical)77.022423.0295
extreme (not moderate)77.035021.5213
basic (not hipster)76.917122.4269
luddite (not technophile)76.86820.8239
historical (not modern)76.713722.9178
😭 (not 😀)76.76621.831
spicy (not mild)76.531623.5304
shallow (not deep)76.59422.543
practical (not imaginative)76.423723.7271
subdued (not exuberant)76.13920.623
depressed (not bright)76.08719.8213
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)75.812326.7226
frugal (not lavish)75.713422.9254
🦇 (not 🐿)75.713330.614
repulsive (not attractive)75.67117.7286
work-first (not family-first)75.626025.0254
stoic (not expressive)75.113025.9322
resourceful (not helpless)74.862421.7115
uncreative (not open to new experinces)74.86824.1285
rebellious (not obedient)74.438525.0267
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)73.914127.5255
frenzied (not sleepy)73.940620.621
oppressed (not privileged)73.910724.721
😬 (not 😏)73.88830.522
resistant (not resigned)73.833126.3295
outsider (not insider)73.816127.0164
complicated (not simple)73.538225.6218
scrub (not legit)73.45919.416
old (not young)73.221214.3269
coordinated (not clumsy)73.250423.0281
sturdy (not flimsy)73.241727.826
anxious (not calm)72.528721.8277
ugly (not beautiful)72.36119.5116
hoarder (not unprepared)72.216821.2189
down2earth (not head@clouds)72.027328.7277
🤖 (not 👻)72.014125.315
edgy (not politically correct)71.933724.7283
classical (not avant-garde)71.722528.8102
👽 (not 🤡)71.618629.917
Roman (not Greek)71.68729.714
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.414129.021
🐀 (not 🐘)71.313732.328
not introspective (not introspective)71.28626.821
mundane (not extraordinary)71.28123.5291
neat (not messy)71.145726.4166
scientific (not artistic)71.032620.2243
🧠 (not 💪)70.950724.822
nihilist (not existentialist)70.65425.969
deranged (not reasonable)70.622526.314
indiscreet (not tactful)70.29029.313
outlaw (not sheriff)69.935930.9245
vain (not demure)69.733725.7261
tailor (not blacksmith)69.642729.325
weird (not normal)69.639323.9308
modest (not flamboyant)69.336428.6263
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.327928.1277
lost (not enlightened)69.326020.821
cryptic (not straightforward)69.39629.8256
hurried (not leisurely)69.124225.5240
mathematical (not literary)69.016123.3260
empirical (not theoretical)68.815224.6210
unlucky (not fortunate)68.727321.7267
introvert (not extrovert)68.619127.3277
sexist (not feminist)68.621326.219
📉 (not 📈)68.55631.314
fast (not slow)68.453823.7265
foolish (not wise)68.323323.4315
tiresome (not interesting)68.38428.9246
mysterious (not unambiguous)68.028329.3269
repetitive (not varied)68.026527.3114
unfixable (not fixable)68.019429.517
western (not eastern)67.827429.018
dorky (not cool)67.728023.015
scandalous (not proper)67.638531.7246
unpolished (not eloquent)67.425724.2266
crazy (not sane)66.537321.919
political (not nonpolitical)66.438732.4251
bookish (not sporty)66.156923.4209
zany (not regular)66.044033.312
🤑 (not 🤠)65.430833.315
precise (not vague)65.256228.6171
night owl (not morning lark)64.848729.0134
competent (not incompetent)64.784328.2259
rugged (not refined)64.536726.8290
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.317329.5239
fast-talking (not slow-talking)64.252328.115
🤣 (not 😊)64.126321.918
careful (not brave)64.119025.7268
barbaric (not civilized)64.022724.7283
lewd (not tasteful)63.925127.1270
chaste (not lustful)63.827230.1268
serious (not bold)63.829732.9279
racist (not egalitarian)63.812223.113
diligent (not lazy)63.699625.6286
instinctual (not reasoned)63.647328.6311
enslaved (not emancipated)63.412425.7247
hedonist (not monastic)63.437430.811
anarchist (not statist)63.332232.624
subjective (not objective)63.222432.2105
pro (not noob)63.176723.914
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)63.124020.420
Swedish (not Italian)63.127627.217
go-getter (not slugabed)62.891930.817
first-mate (not captain)62.647830.7246
🤫 (not 🤔)62.514937.321
preppy (not punk rock)62.556932.525
libertarian (not socialist)62.431030.1213
animalistic (not human)62.419626.4226
master (not apprentice)62.168129.0121
slovenly (not stylish)62.026125.6268
arcane (not mainstream)61.847127.9231
domestic (not industrial)61.733629.9105
thin (not thick)61.653128.5189
traditional (not unorthodox)61.337732.1115
resolute (not wavering)61.371231.621
obsessed (not aloof)60.961232.8300
alpha (not beta)60.967332.6221
conventional (not creative)60.737130.8284
experimental (not reliable)60.640229.923
works hard (not plays hard)60.571829.0265
unpatriotic (not patriotic)60.512627.713
active (not slothful)60.396326.5238
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.275731.0254
irrelevant (not important)59.810623.043
shy (not playful)59.619624.8275
minimalist (not pack rat)59.546528.212
Russian (not French)59.527226.219
reserved (not chatty)59.448332.7270
juvenile (not mature)59.045831.291
🐷 (not 🐮)59.027736.230
wild (not tame)58.864928.9258
logical (not emotional)58.541731.1291
heathen (not devout)58.439231.2240
sober (not indulgent)58.342833.4279
ludicrous (not sensible)58.241130.7263
straight (not queer)58.296030.290
insecure (not confident)58.126031.8295
neurotypical (not autistic)58.194028.9239
masculine (not feminine)58.069022.3271
builder (not explorer)57.948527.5210
English (not German)57.8102038.218
macho (not metrosexual)57.736530.89
curious (not apathetic)57.184833.2265
narcissistic (not low self esteem)57.168537.417
charming (not trusting)57.057921.7272
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.939231.4280
tall (not short)56.864122.6249
specialist (not generalist)56.867427.886
high IQ (not low IQ)56.7100824.5261
linear (not circular)56.547035.025
involved (not remote)56.390632.9259
transient (not permanent)56.336831.5109
🎩 (not 🧢)56.362333.212
ignorant (not knowledgeable)56.228127.525
orderly (not chaotic)55.962632.2307
folksy (not presidential)55.948525.414
consistent (not variable)55.869230.719
intellectual (not physical)55.675828.3304
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)55.655134.519
kinky (not vanilla)55.556830.1232
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)54.931532.213
independent (not codependent)54.875432.5271
nerd (not jock)54.371128.4282
dramatic (not no-nonsense)53.764736.0111
believable (not poorly-written)53.7119627.637
melee (not ranged)53.542330.215
trolling (not triggered)53.436237.424
🛌 (not 🧗)52.943032.325
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)52.758127.515
direct (not roundabout)52.591835.4300
genius (not dunce)52.488724.5293
orange (not purple)52.458232.3228
healthy (not sickly)52.297027.3246
androgynous (not gendered)52.210528.6102
mighty (not puny)52.192328.2263
quiet (not loud)51.857229.5316
atheist (not theist)51.676532.381
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.541535.815
corporate (not freelance)51.354336.719
manicured (not scruffy)51.283430.3245
whippersnapper (not sage)51.265728.914
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.160133.1194
cautious (not impulsive)51.063632.3281
slacker (not workaholic)51.029228.7115
overprepared (not efficient)51.026335.120
stuttering (not rhythmic)50.333630.919
🐒 (not 🐩)50.560138.810

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 Sarah O'Brien based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Chef Skinner (0.798)
  2. Scar (0.775)
  3. Roy Petty (0.771)
  4. William Rawls (0.767)
  5. Nurse Mildred Ratched (0.763)
  1. Charles Bingley (-0.692)
  2. Olaf (-0.675)
  3. Chien-Po (-0.663)
  4. Hilda Spellman (-0.631)
  5. Flounder (-0.621)

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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