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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)95.9137.946
competent (not incompetent)94.6329.4258
diligent (not lazy)94.4749.3302
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.04710.2293
neat (not messy)92.92512.9192
mature (not juvenile)92.51610.9132
civilized (not barbaric)92.03412.6290
pointed (not random)91.92710.821
loyal (not traitorous)91.714213.9325
modest (not flamboyant)91.3312.7314
sturdy (not flimsy)90.93511.235
pro (not noob)90.811113.825
down2earth (not head@clouds)90.7712.8306
orderly (not chaotic)90.42515.4258
workaholic (not slacker)90.413810.9133
nurturing (not poisonous)90.33512.0113
human (not animalistic)90.02111.5255
badass (not weakass)90.017711.226
motivated (not unmotivated)89.625016.99
treasure (not trash)89.69014.931
😇 (not 😈)89.53312.420
tasteful (not lewd)89.41213.4295
sensible (not ludicrous)89.41414.9308
devoted (not unfaithful)89.22018.813
respectful (not rude)89.15813.4297
perceptive (not unobservant)89.017013.423
wise (not foolish)88.84312.4310
clean (not perverted)88.87119.529
one-faced (not two-faced)88.85314.433
proper (not scandalous)88.72815.8249
works hard (not plays hard)88.66012.1326
reasonable (not deranged)88.51817.324
🌟 (not 💩)88.510220.613
kind (not cruel)88.116313.3329
heroic (not villainous)88.017013.8355
resourceful (not helpless)87.821317.1139
reliable (not experimental)87.64010.032
not genocidal (not genocidal)87.411517.311
realistic (not fantastical)87.43413.616
factual (not exaggerating)87.33611.221
coordinated (not clumsy)87.216714.6301
high standards (not desperate)87.26914.748
devout (not heathen)87.01713.6279
persistent (not quitter)87.047710.021
frugal (not lavish)86.71513.4316
sane (not crazy)86.71614.323
studious (not goof-off)86.616110.522
altruistic (not selfish)86.55912.9324
active (not slothful)86.321116.3222
legit (not scrub)86.29318.533
permanent (not transient)86.11316.1107
honorable (not cunning)85.86118.3326
master (not apprentice)85.820613.9121
chaste (not lustful)85.61314.9310
precise (not vague)85.68716.6181
prestigious (not disreputable)85.57317.5249
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.521612.715
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.113719.5333
giving (not receiving)85.19017.815
😊 (not 🤣)85.13212.718
wholesome (not salacious)85.09017.522
regular (not zany)85.01010.818
alert (not oblivious)84.915120.915
pure (not debased)84.85315.4305
loveable (not punchable)84.810515.526
forgiving (not vengeful)84.77114.7290
minimalist (not pack rat)84.61311.223
stable (not moody)84.21517.3313
prudish (not flirtatious)84.22716.06
straight (not queer)84.127322.3120
earth (not air)84.15013.530
no-nonsense (not dramatic)84.14720.7137
cautious (not impulsive)84.04714.9273
straightforward (not cryptic)84.05719.0296
patriotic (not unpatriotic)84.010518.918
demure (not vain)83.71217.5287
practical (not imaginative)83.710417.5226
angelic (not demonic)83.610214.6298
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.616918.2312
grateful (not entitled)83.66921.636
normal (not weird)83.21518.2308
love-focused (not money-focused)83.130315.79
soulful (not soulless)83.029617.3110
washed (not muddy)82.811315.613
rational (not whimsical)82.612317.0315
deep (not shallow)82.69914.946
neurotypical (not autistic)82.58217.8288
resolute (not wavering)82.514013.123
empath (not psychopath)82.518021.123
equitable (not hypocritical)82.44217.7130
rhythmic (not stuttering)82.416316.226
hard-work (not natural-talent)82.47121.357
sheriff (not outlaw)82.214317.9293
reassuring (not fearmongering)82.19624.514
enlightened (not lost)82.04614.121
sober (not indulgent)81.93317.9312
humble (not arrogant)81.78218.8318
tactful (not indiscreet)81.6929.411
English (not German)81.618623.322
wooden (not plastic)81.410118.746
stoic (not hypochondriac)81.48820.29
predictable (not quirky)81.43113.311
utilitarian (not decorative)81.38218.0108
vintage (not trendy)81.222618.131
mighty (not puny)81.127416.4296
confidential (not gossiping)81.129322.3295
well behaved (not mischievous)80.88121.4301
monastic (not hedonist)80.52316.615
believable (not poorly-written)80.526212.725
vanilla (not kinky)80.48519.6294
never cries (not often crying)80.420913.85
proactive (not reactive)80.23115.45
manicured (not scruffy)79.943020.5274
moderate (not extreme)79.82618.3259
compersive (not jealous)79.66017.0297
disarming (not creepy)79.620015.584
realistic (not ambitious)79.63219.232
involved (not remote)79.519717.8273
provincial (not cosmopolitan)79.56018.6251
private (not gregarious)79.418120.3298
bookish (not sporty)79.238618.5257
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)79.216323.3295
theist (not atheist)79.27219.7116
common sense (not analysis)79.21515.012
real (not philosophical)79.111420.3185
concrete (not abstract)79.010822.122
old (not young)78.917113.1303
high IQ (not low IQ)78.960714.5294
traditional (not unorthodox)78.810523.6116
self-improving (not self-destructive)78.87718.925
Swedish (not Italian)78.85127.910
🎨 (not 🏀)78.736014.427
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.729214.711
normie (not freak)78.67119.851
generous (not stingy)78.423320.247
consistent (not variable)78.414525.924
morning lark (not night owl)78.37622.9148
efficient (not overprepared)78.28526.122
domestic (not industrial)78.06322.9129
classical (not avant-garde)77.911222.4112
frank (not sugarcoated)77.938721.620
independent (not codependent)77.834223.3274
thrifty (not extravagant)77.88622.225
tame (not wild)77.79021.0251
methodical (not astonishing)77.616321.5312
gatherer (not hunter)77.616023.013
valedictorian (not drop out)77.545416.722
cooperative (not competitive)77.312522.8275
eloquent (not unpolished)77.236821.4290
tailor (not blacksmith)76.922021.627
basic (not hipster)76.821522.6268
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.78814.322
builder (not explorer)76.49419.1236
bashful (not exhibitionist)76.44023.216
patient (not impatient)76.311724.4100
non-gamer (not gamer)76.227730.022
tautology (not oxymoron)76.21612.36
inspiring (not cringeworthy)76.123520.4111
communal (not individualist)76.13723.9106
egalitarian (not racist)76.174920.115
fresh (not stinky)76.145722.923
flower child (not goth)76.136623.310
low-tech (not high-tech)76.018122.8238
healthy (not sickly)75.846419.7234
tight (not loose)75.833222.128
💝 (not 💔)75.718323.627
reasoned (not instinctual)75.69223.8282
direct (not roundabout)75.543923.1305
important (not irrelevant)75.569422.833
good-humored (not angry)75.430418.7226
complimentary (not insulting)75.323520.8125
warm (not quarrelsome)75.317920.4311
formal (not intimate)75.220123.132
realist (not idealist)75.118422.8117
insider (not outsider)75.07422.9213
go-getter (not slugabed)75.06638.68
decisive (not hesitant)74.950123.2289
gendered (not androgynous)74.978022.2122
bossy (not meek)74.959017.7291
assertive (not passive)74.857019.1257
genius (not dunce)74.742115.4326
sweet (not bitter)74.726219.5288
OCD (not ADHD)74.635822.431
conventional (not creative)74.516724.3304
protagonist (not antagonist)74.551327.613
rural (not urban)74.311024.331
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.016625.0230
🐮 (not 🐷)74.05416.618
refined (not rugged)73.935123.5317
confident (not insecure)73.954020.0306
🐩 (not 🐒)73.826224.012
work-first (not family-first)73.634323.7292
flourishing (not traumatized)73.45622.527
nerd (not jock)73.446620.5275
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)72.915417.721
driven (not unambitious)72.496619.7245
warm (not cold)72.438220.3263
official (not backdoor)72.417725.3268
bright (not depressed)72.222020.3249
🧕 (not 💃)72.25727.026
attentive (not interrupting)72.126627.319
politically correct (not edgy)72.018825.0314
genuine (not sarcastic)71.930125.1302
prideful (not envious)71.949520.343
statist (not anarchist)71.721122.928
opinionated (not jealous)71.754422.218
literal (not metaphorical)71.527522.8249
🎩 (not 🧢)71.543125.310
preppy (not punk rock)71.447527.229
🤐 (not 😜)71.128817.021
feminine (not masculine)71.037719.2312
poor (not rich)71.022219.2260
luddite (not technophile)71.017023.8230
hurried (not leisurely)71.025622.1278
corporate (not freelance)71.026224.625
glad (not mad)70.921321.027
profound (not ironic)70.913724.527
average (not deviant)70.912423.7177
📈 (not 📉)70.929523.922
cat person (not dog person)70.927031.516
historical (not modern)70.727123.4193
strict (not lenient)70.642422.0327
joyful (not miserable)70.622314.222
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.657024.0235
hoarder (not unprepared)70.427615.6239
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.331725.3257
queen (not princess)70.253320.59
street-smart (not sheltered)70.056223.0273
introspective (not not introspective)70.039722.931
charming (not awkward)69.952922.1291
logical (not emotional)69.828120.6318
🤠 (not 🤑)69.841723.223
romantic (not dispassionate)69.858720.224
quiet (not loud)69.630922.9308
guarded (not open)69.673122.4327
beautiful (not ugly)69.588921.6117
focused on the present (not focused on the future)69.421224.0299
empirical (not theoretical)69.316025.4248
🧠 (not 💪)69.368230.123
distant (not touchy-feely)68.940614.516
armoured (not vulnerable)68.356922.3231
reserved (not chatty)68.139323.4281
accepting (not judgemental)68.133624.8186
stoic (not expressive)68.027024.2288
curious (not apathetic)68.059022.7274
western (not eastern)68.034527.818
🎃 (not 💀)68.029625.522
existentialist (not nihilist)67.929623.776
intellectual (not physical)67.965224.3262
🥰 (not 🙃)67.931529.223
French (not Russian)67.935720.614
serious (not playful)67.762421.4306
🐘 (not 🐀)67.731226.626
centrist (not radical)67.715023.710
attractive (not repulsive)67.682618.7296
obedient (not rebellious)67.628325.7237
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.537123.7289
sage (not whippersnapper)67.423227.119
unassuming (not pretentious)67.418827.523
alpha (not beta)67.369026.5234
thick-skinned (not sensitive)67.239325.9298
indie (not pop)67.151823.212
tense (not relaxed)67.088520.6289
😀 (not 😭)66.534421.920
demanding (not unchallenging)66.492822.248
fortunate (not unlucky)66.328420.5317
picky (not always down)66.244726.013
smooth (not rough)66.134724.0274
subdued (not exuberant)66.021328.325
dominant (not submissive)65.979323.0284
bold (not shy)65.8109722.5280
feminist (not sexist)65.876219.625
overachiever (not underachiever)65.792629.323
charismatic (not uninspiring)65.689324.0290
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.622825.819
deep (not epic)65.620826.822
sunny (not gloomy)65.539518.620
child free (not pronatalist)65.458229.9227
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.439925.528
interesting (not tiresome)65.375523.9235
🏌 (not 🤺)65.211927.011
serious (not bold)65.132126.0296
🐿 (not 🦇)65.151021.915
trusting (not charming)64.928127.4271
asexual (not sexual)64.924623.228
doer (not thinker)64.965331.553
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.931031.017
repetitive (not varied)64.844125.6101
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.847225.814
objective (not subjective)64.721722.196
conservative (not liberal)64.727524.920
calm (not anxious)64.630825.4304
rock (not rap)64.6105721.716
still (not twitchy)64.527326.152
open-minded (not close-minded)64.456323.3297
suspicious (not awkward)64.372820.0279
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.310626.0140
chic (not cheesy)64.337415.412
lover (not fighter)64.243126.527
everyman (not chosen one)64.234126.917
nonpolitical (not political)63.729327.6283
concise (not long-winded)63.736328.88
🧗 (not 🛌)63.668830.327
purple (not orange)63.434226.2205
oppressed (not privileged)63.428320.133
musical (not off-key)63.332122.735
emotional (not unemotional)63.384625.511
scientific (not artistic)63.157522.7308
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)63.049824.421
opinionated (not neutral)63.0116626.739
happy (not sad)62.831921.7292
mild (not spicy)62.631127.8307
vegan (not cannibal)62.551829.613
frenzied (not sleepy)62.4106024.227
cynical (not gullible)62.371218.49
trusting (not suspicious)62.241625.7292
fast (not slow)62.286024.7295
linear (not circular)62.136227.920
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)62.039423.4221
funny (not humorless)61.766023.1289
fixable (not unfixable)60.865228.111
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.756932.047
cultured (not rustic)60.773726.910
monochrome (not multicolored)60.452030.9122
paranoid (not naive)60.370314.215
🐐 (not 🦒)60.071428.519
cheery (not sorrowful)59.943723.1290
emancipated (not enslaved)59.888624.0304
accommodating (not stubborn)59.523727.144
rigid (not flexible)59.465725.1256
triggered (not trolling)59.482221.614
factual (not poetic)59.368029.726
Coke (not Pepsi)59.337930.138
literary (not mathematical)58.674828.1282
interested (not bored)58.697123.624
simple (not complicated)58.429128.0215
introvert (not extrovert)58.344725.7282
transparent (not machiavellian)58.358127.513
mainstream (not arcane)57.943729.5236
🥾 (not 👟)57.956633.323
social (not reclusive)57.771923.922
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)57.598729.019
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.535026.326
secretive (not open-book)57.190232.327
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.085624.5281
white knight (not bad boy)57.079430.113
cocky (not timid)56.7105524.318
😏 (not 😬)56.472033.019
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)56.364128.615
offended (not chill)56.377428.425
dorky (not cool)56.159431.419
chortling (not giggling)56.189322.117
skeptical (not spiritual)56.0104727.8281
dry (not moist)56.062626.123
impartial (not biased)55.818425.7259
stylish (not slovenly)55.692127.4301
crafty (not scholarly)55.684328.0276
🧐 (not 😎)55.561830.922
thick (not thin)55.350922.4183
gracious (not feisty)55.234126.4273
blissful (not haunted)55.138021.223
generalist (not specialist)54.837528.2113
innocent (not jaded)54.643118.316
monotone (not expressive)54.547931.912
short (not tall)54.356625.4275
shy (not playful)54.332823.9310
pensive (not serene)54.1126728.324
worldly (not innocent)54.0106727.5290
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.039130.4170
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.972334.517
intense (not lighthearted)53.9104126.624
Roman (not Greek)53.867525.514
spelunker (not claustrophobic)53.894624.027
contrarian (not yes-man)53.792526.811
vibrant (not geriatric)53.6108822.223
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)53.692131.024
🤫 (not 🤔)53.446132.219
summer (not winter)53.476332.113
🥶 (not 🥵)53.360923.722
🤡 (not 👽)53.159932.911
socialist (not libertarian)53.038226.2213
careful (not brave)52.849029.0309
mundane (not extraordinary)52.840528.2300
captain (not first-mate)52.775534.6254
soft (not hard)52.465724.5106
🥳 (not 🥴)52.261416.911
macho (not metrosexual)52.057227.220
pacifist (not ferocious)51.956128.4302
resistant (not resigned)51.8129628.0305
🦄 (not 🐴)51.865941.813
melee (not ranged)51.655826.215
👻 (not 🤖)51.582430.510
uncreative (not open to new experinces)51.439928.0290
presidential (not folksy)51.386630.223
aloof (not obsessed)51.038323.0276
democratic (not authoritarian)51.085830.0287
fire (not water)51.099627.121
soft (not hard)50.867922.3252
low self esteem (not narcissistic)50.859920.015
dramatic (not comedic)50.7111522.432

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 (0.873)
  2. Marmee March (0.868)
  3. Anna Bates (0.866)
  4. Janet Fraiser (0.852)
  5. Charlie Carson (0.848)
  6. James Gordon (0.835)
  7. Minerva McGonagall (0.834)
  8. Joe West (0.833)
  9. Peggy Carter (0.829)
  10. Captain America (0.82)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.735)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.715)
  3. The Deep (-0.683)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.663)
  5. Janice Soprano (-0.658)
  6. Jeff Portnoy (-0.657)
  7. Roman Roy (-0.654)
  8. Frank Gallagher (-0.653)
  9. Ben Chang (-0.647)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.64)

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 = 0.59)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.46)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.45)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.43)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.42)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.36)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.35)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.28)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.23)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.23)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.23)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.2)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.2)
  14. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.18)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.07)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.03)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.02)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.06)
  20. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.09)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.11)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.12)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.18)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.19)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.28)


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