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Elsie Carson Personality Statistics

Elsie 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
on-time (not tardy)95.7138.143
competent (not incompetent)94.6319.4252
diligent (not lazy)94.4639.4289
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.24310.1277
mature (not juvenile)92.91010.5131
neat (not messy)92.92713.0186
loyal (not traitorous)92.012013.4315
civilized (not barbaric)91.92912.9280
😇 (not 😈)91.91610.520
reasonable (not deranged)91.21010.424
modest (not flamboyant)91.1312.9305
sturdy (not flimsy)90.93411.334
pro (not noob)90.710713.825
workaholic (not slacker)90.612810.6131
down2earth (not head@clouds)90.5613.0294
orderly (not chaotic)90.42415.5251
badass (not weakass)90.417711.227
pointed (not random)90.34311.224
human (not animalistic)90.01811.6243
nurturing (not poisonous)90.03912.0110
tasteful (not lewd)89.9712.3283
perceptive (not unobservant)89.514613.324
realistic (not fantastical)89.51512.622
sensible (not ludicrous)89.3815.6299
🌟 (not 💩)89.28720.014
not genocidal (not genocidal)89.26016.513
devoted (not unfaithful)89.117210.918
respectful (not rude)89.15413.4294
one-faced (not two-faced)89.05014.135
proper (not scandalous)88.92215.3238
wise (not foolish)88.74012.6295
treasure (not trash)88.710115.131
reliable (not experimental)88.43110.134
works hard (not plays hard)88.45712.2316
heroic (not villainous)88.216813.1342
kind (not cruel)88.215413.0321
clean (not perverted)88.28320.027
coordinated (not clumsy)87.814213.9289
resourceful (not helpless)87.822417.0135
sane (not crazy)87.81013.926
factual (not exaggerating)87.82611.220
devout (not heathen)87.01313.7274
persistent (not quitter)87.047010.021
frugal (not lavish)86.91113.3312
studious (not goof-off)86.914710.424
high standards (not desperate)86.66714.850
altruistic (not selfish)86.55412.9313
legit (not scrub)86.38918.035
active (not slothful)86.221316.5216
permanent (not transient)86.21116.1107
honorable (not cunning)86.04818.0322
master (not apprentice)86.020314.0118
prestigious (not disreputable)85.86717.0238
precise (not vague)85.68416.8176
chaste (not lustful)85.51214.9296
tactful (not indiscreet)85.3348.011
😊 (not 🤣)85.32812.820
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.113319.8325
washed (not muddy)85.15815.617
pure (not debased)84.75215.5294
motivated (not unmotivated)84.750727.49
proactive (not reactive)84.7915.18
patriotic (not unpatriotic)84.69218.018
regular (not zany)84.6710.719
forgiving (not vengeful)84.57414.7283
straight (not queer)84.524321.9114
no-nonsense (not dramatic)84.44420.5131
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.425612.514
stable (not moody)84.31017.1303
prudish (not flirtatious)84.32014.59
straightforward (not cryptic)84.24918.8288
loveable (not punchable)84.211015.328
cautious (not impulsive)84.04715.0267
demure (not vain)83.71117.6277
angelic (not demonic)83.610214.6290
alert (not oblivious)83.618722.615
earth (not air)83.65616.637
empath (not psychopath)83.514820.823
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.416218.4302
giving (not receiving)83.311422.718
practical (not imaginative)83.211418.1220
soulful (not soulless)82.931217.1112
normal (not weird)82.9718.3300
deep (not shallow)82.79114.650
grateful (not entitled)82.67621.741
equitable (not hypocritical)82.34017.7130
humble (not arrogant)82.37818.6309
neurotypical (not autistic)82.37318.0276
wooden (not plastic)82.27818.245
minimalist (not pack rat)82.21914.225
rational (not whimsical)82.113217.5298
hard-work (not natural-talent)82.16521.958
sober (not indulgent)82.12617.9296
English (not German)82.115123.522
sheriff (not outlaw)82.014618.1280
wholesome (not salacious)81.615625.221
realistic (not ambitious)81.41916.631
vintage (not trendy)81.223418.430
mighty (not puny)81.227616.4280
resolute (not wavering)81.115416.825
reassuring (not fearmongering)80.910922.717
utilitarian (not decorative)80.87918.3106
confidential (not gossiping)80.829922.6284
well behaved (not mischievous)80.68821.4293
vanilla (not kinky)80.67819.5281
believable (not poorly-written)80.526512.725
moderate (not extreme)80.31617.8250
go-getter (not slugabed)80.341812.715
traditional (not unorthodox)80.18421.6110
rhythmic (not stuttering)80.023618.628
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)79.923515.411
theist (not atheist)79.86219.3113
involved (not remote)79.619017.6264
provincial (not cosmopolitan)79.65218.8240
manicured (not scruffy)79.644220.8265
compersive (not jealous)79.55917.1290
private (not gregarious)79.417820.2290
bookish (not sporty)79.439417.9250
efficient (not overprepared)79.46824.825
real (not philosophical)79.312020.3180
🎨 (not 🏀)79.333714.824
domestic (not industrial)79.24821.3121
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)79.115123.4292
love-focused (not money-focused)79.139519.813
normie (not freak)79.16118.850
high IQ (not low IQ)79.059914.4288
enlightened (not lost)79.07121.324
disarming (not creepy)78.921715.681
monastic (not hedonist)78.91717.712
egalitarian (not racist)78.962920.417
never cries (not often crying)78.923218.89
old (not young)78.818213.2293
morning lark (not night owl)78.46523.3140
predictable (not quirky)78.25417.313
independent (not codependent)78.232822.9268
methodical (not astonishing)78.014721.3306
gatherer (not hunter)77.715822.214
bashful (not exhibitionist)77.72222.320
tailor (not blacksmith)77.718221.628
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.59920.828
common sense (not analysis)77.52020.116
classical (not avant-garde)77.412523.0104
valedictorian (not drop out)77.346518.923
tame (not wild)77.210921.3249
important (not irrelevant)77.262721.533
eloquent (not unpolished)77.136321.8279
basic (not hipster)77.119722.1257
generous (not stingy)77.027020.745
consistent (not variable)76.817925.625
builder (not explorer)76.77819.0228
fresh (not stinky)76.743222.624
frank (not sugarcoated)76.642620.525
cooperative (not competitive)76.612923.4265
💝 (not 💔)76.616923.229
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.59314.424
tautology (not oxymoron)76.5712.56
communal (not individualist)76.43723.8106
concrete (not abstract)76.415924.025
patient (not impatient)76.311124.5101
opinionated (not jealous)76.236118.720
non-gamer (not gamer)76.126829.223
thrifty (not extravagant)76.011523.726
low-tech (not high-tech)75.917522.8231
reasoned (not instinctual)75.98923.9267
protagonist (not antagonist)75.946325.416
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.824520.2112
warm (not quarrelsome)75.817020.1302
complimentary (not insulting)75.323121.3126
healthy (not sickly)75.347920.0225
flourishing (not traumatized)75.34221.029
good-humored (not angry)75.230318.7219
realist (not idealist)75.217822.9116
concise (not long-winded)75.29222.312
direct (not roundabout)75.144823.4289
insider (not outsider)75.17223.2208
OCD (not ADHD)75.132422.930
gendered (not androgynous)75.176222.3121
decisive (not hesitant)75.048323.1281
assertive (not passive)74.856219.0250
sweet (not bitter)74.725819.7274
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.718428.213
bossy (not meek)74.758917.7286
conventional (not creative)74.516524.7294
genius (not dunce)74.543615.7327
formal (not intimate)74.521323.236
rural (not urban)74.410923.633
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)74.314019.020
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.216225.1224
glad (not mad)74.117217.726
confident (not insecure)73.852320.0296
refined (not rugged)73.735023.5307
nerd (not jock)73.646420.4263
work-first (not family-first)73.533823.8276
🐮 (not 🐷)73.54016.718
🧕 (not 💃)73.54327.526
Swedish (not Italian)73.411226.514
🎩 (not 🧢)73.139023.312
warm (not cold)72.837520.2255
tight (not loose)72.645324.529
official (not backdoor)72.517725.5262
prideful (not envious)72.546819.243
driven (not unambitious)72.397120.0241
corporate (not freelance)72.124924.227
bright (not depressed)72.122719.9243
politically correct (not edgy)72.018525.1306
🐩 (not 🐒)71.830824.113
genuine (not sarcastic)71.830924.9289
profound (not ironic)71.812324.427
flower child (not goth)71.846527.114
🤠 (not 🤑)71.636623.023
literal (not metaphorical)71.526322.7238
🤐 (not 😜)71.527917.021
centrist (not radical)71.56719.910
feminine (not masculine)71.437619.0311
historical (not modern)71.226923.4182
🧠 (not 💪)71.262428.926
average (not deviant)71.211323.4176
joyful (not miserable)71.222114.123
poor (not rich)71.122418.7255
preppy (not punk rock)71.149526.729
attentive (not interrupting)71.128826.819
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.053723.5230
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.929225.1247
queen (not princess)70.951816.79
luddite (not technophile)70.816224.0224
hoarder (not unprepared)70.827415.0226
unassuming (not pretentious)70.612826.823
strict (not lenient)70.541821.9317
romantic (not dispassionate)70.555619.626
introspective (not not introspective)70.438720.930
hurried (not leisurely)70.227122.2266
🎃 (not 💀)70.023125.125
street-smart (not sheltered)69.956423.2265
logical (not emotional)69.728120.9304
focused on the present (not focused on the future)69.720323.7282
charming (not awkward)69.655822.0283
quiet (not loud)69.630522.9297
empirical (not theoretical)69.514825.2238
guarded (not open)69.573722.5318
beautiful (not ugly)69.588322.0119
everyman (not chosen one)69.419421.418
picky (not always down)69.235923.917
intellectual (not physical)68.863123.4250
French (not Russian)68.730519.416
armoured (not vulnerable)68.257022.3224
existentialist (not nihilist)68.227224.174
stoic (not expressive)68.125024.3281
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.138024.7279
😀 (not 😭)68.131620.921
🏌 (not 🤺)68.17726.013
accepting (not judgemental)68.033124.7180
📈 (not 📉)68.043123.423
reserved (not chatty)67.939523.2277
curious (not apathetic)67.660122.9267
attractive (not repulsive)67.683418.8289
serious (not playful)67.663221.5296
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.536923.8280
sage (not whippersnapper)67.522628.117
statist (not anarchist)67.433426.829
obedient (not rebellious)67.428125.8220
emotional (not unemotional)67.272825.613
rock (not rap)67.194420.221
cat person (not dog person)67.034432.021
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)66.936520.318
demanding (not unchallenging)66.991522.847
tense (not relaxed)66.889121.0276
sunny (not gloomy)66.837618.521
🥰 (not 🙃)66.636129.025
dominant (not submissive)66.478222.8280
feminist (not sexist)66.472919.926
fortunate (not unlucky)66.327420.6303
alpha (not beta)66.170826.5224
deep (not epic)66.118325.725
cynical (not gullible)66.162720.810
charismatic (not uninspiring)65.989324.1280
western (not eastern)65.844428.017
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.739425.129
🐘 (not 🐀)65.733727.926
repetitive (not varied)65.640825.496
asexual (not sexual)65.623423.129
vegan (not cannibal)65.542828.613
bold (not shy)65.4110122.7272
🐿 (not 🦇)65.451521.316
child free (not pronatalist)65.358729.7228
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.322625.020
serious (not bold)65.232825.8287
interesting (not tiresome)65.276424.1227
paranoid (not naive)65.254315.719
smooth (not rough)65.137524.4270
doer (not thinker)64.964431.054
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.99826.0135
objective (not subjective)64.920622.197
trusting (not charming)64.827527.5260
subdued (not exuberant)64.723527.627
opinionated (not neutral)64.5112726.240
calm (not anxious)64.431325.4293
open-minded (not close-minded)64.356823.1294
suspicious (not awkward)64.273020.0275
overachiever (not underachiever)64.296830.126
chic (not cheesy)64.137216.916
still (not twitchy)64.126726.849
purple (not orange)64.032626.2202
musical (not off-key)63.430622.436
interested (not bored)63.382822.026
nonpolitical (not political)63.129927.7270
distant (not touchy-feely)63.056918.120
scientific (not artistic)62.859422.8288
🧗 (not 🛌)62.869630.428
happy (not sad)62.631721.9283
mild (not spicy)62.432028.1302
fast (not slow)62.385724.8282
cultured (not rustic)62.367925.110
lover (not fighter)62.248928.527
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.053431.549
trusting (not suspicious)61.941725.7279
factual (not poetic)61.860429.328
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)61.739123.5214
monochrome (not multicolored)61.350330.3120
oppressed (not privileged)61.332020.238
indie (not pop)61.370626.014
funny (not humorless)61.168123.2276
conservative (not liberal)61.133624.720
linear (not circular)61.138828.121
accommodating (not stubborn)61.021727.845
cheery (not sorrowful)60.642423.3281
fixable (not unfixable)60.566828.113
frenzied (not sleepy)60.4113125.230
transparent (not machiavellian)60.151727.417
triggered (not trolling)59.980320.416
emancipated (not enslaved)59.689123.7288
🤫 (not 🤔)59.626332.518
secretive (not open-book)59.683132.731
rigid (not flexible)59.566224.9250
simple (not complicated)59.126927.7206
cocky (not timid)59.1101022.521
good-cook (not bad-cook)58.748432.418
white knight (not bad boy)58.774728.015
literary (not mathematical)58.375028.3270
introvert (not extrovert)58.245525.6278
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.196728.420
🥾 (not 👟)57.956233.323
🧐 (not 😎)57.657230.722
Coke (not Pepsi)57.647230.639
summer (not winter)57.665929.617
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.463129.214
😏 (not 😬)57.468430.019
mainstream (not arcane)57.344029.7229
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.371327.313
dry (not moist)56.958926.422
highbrow (not lowbrow)56.886324.6273
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)56.863433.819
crafty (not scholarly)56.581227.9267
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.536726.327
blissful (not haunted)56.535621.126
impartial (not biased)56.117125.7253
dorky (not cool)56.158931.419
offended (not chill)56.177625.926
Roman (not Greek)56.055924.816
social (not reclusive)55.676324.428
skeptical (not spiritual)55.5105527.8273
stylish (not slovenly)55.292427.6289
contrarian (not yes-man)55.287526.412
thick (not thin)55.150822.4179
🐐 (not 🦒)55.196729.321
gracious (not feisty)55.033526.0267
monotone (not expressive)54.648229.211
innocent (not jaded)54.541220.819
short (not tall)54.457425.3270
🐴 (not 🦄)54.481141.315
intense (not lighthearted)54.4102626.325
generalist (not specialist)54.140028.1107
shy (not playful)54.033623.8297
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.992824.830
pensive (not serene)53.9127028.224
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.740929.6155
🤖 (not 👻)53.764529.511
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)53.792231.127
worldly (not innocent)53.6108827.3291
water (not fire)53.550827.620
captain (not first-mate)53.473734.6249
socialist (not libertarian)53.137426.3208
🥶 (not 🥵)53.161023.223
mundane (not extraordinary)53.039728.1288
chortling (not giggling)52.998324.317
uncreative (not open to new experinces)52.638028.1277
careful (not brave)52.249629.1302
soft (not hard)52.066124.5105
🥳 (not 🥴)52.061816.212
resistant (not resigned)51.7130728.1299
pacifist (not ferocious)51.656328.5295
folksy (not presidential)51.669131.024
vibrant (not geriatric)51.4114722.424
ranged (not melee)51.397426.114
👽 (not 🤡)51.189733.212
democratic (not authoritarian)51.086029.9272
macho (not metrosexual)51.058926.921
low self esteem (not narcissistic)50.160219.319
obsessed (not aloof)50.4120922.7267
soft (not hard)50.668322.7248
dramatic (not comedic)50.5111822.534

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alfred Pennyworth (0.87)
  2. Marmee March (0.869)
  3. Anna Bates (0.865)
  4. Janet Fraiser (0.854)
  5. Charlie Carson (0.848)
  6. James Gordon (0.842)
  7. Joe West (0.837)
  8. Minerva McGonagall (0.832)
  9. Peggy Carter (0.829)
  10. George S. Hammond (0.819)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.739)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.718)
  3. The Deep (-0.701)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.667)
  5. Jeff Portnoy (-0.666)
  6. Roman Roy (-0.659)
  7. Janice Soprano (-0.655)
  8. Frank Gallagher (-0.651)
  9. Ben Chang (-0.65)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.649)

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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