Open-Source Psychometrics Project
( home · about )

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
treasure (not trash)95.926.318
competent (not incompetent)94.6219.4258
diligent (not lazy)94.4419.3300
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.02810.3292
neat (not messy)92.92012.9192
mature (not juvenile)92.31111.0128
civilized (not barbaric)92.01812.7288
loyal (not traitorous)91.79713.9325
modest (not flamboyant)91.2212.7311
pro (not noob)90.87313.825
down2earth (not head@clouds)90.7512.8306
workaholic (not slacker)90.57810.8130
orderly (not chaotic)90.41515.4257
nurturing (not poisonous)90.32212.0113
human (not animalistic)90.01611.5255
sensible (not ludicrous)89.4514.9308
tasteful (not lewd)89.31313.4293
respectful (not rude)89.13613.4297
😇 (not 😈)88.91312.519
wise (not foolish)88.82712.3306
proper (not scandalous)88.72015.8249
works hard (not plays hard)88.63812.1325
kind (not cruel)88.19013.4327
heroic (not villainous)88.011213.8354
reasonable (not deranged)88.01918.321
resourceful (not helpless)87.813917.2136
🌟 (not 💩)87.77122.111
coordinated (not clumsy)87.211014.4297
patriotic (not unpatriotic)87.13714.517
devout (not heathen)87.0913.6279
persistent (not quitter)87.028510.021
frugal (not lavish)86.7913.4315
altruistic (not selfish)86.53612.9320
studious (not goof-off)86.311710.920
honorable (not cunning)86.23018.1307
active (not slothful)86.213216.4217
legit (not scrub)86.26018.533
permanent (not transient)86.1816.2106
sane (not crazy)86.1814.422
regular (not zany)85.9410.516
master (not apprentice)85.813314.0118
chaste (not lustful)85.61114.9308
precise (not vague)85.65516.6180
prestigious (not disreputable)85.55517.5248
wholesome (not salacious)85.54717.821
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.18519.6329
😊 (not 🤣)85.11212.416
minimalist (not pack rat)85.01011.322
deep (not shallow)84.94616.920
pure (not debased)84.83215.5300
no-nonsense (not dramatic)84.72720.2135
forgiving (not vengeful)84.64314.7288
straight (not queer)84.616721.9118
alert (not oblivious)84.410221.514
stable (not moody)84.21017.3311
cautious (not impulsive)84.02914.9273
straightforward (not cryptic)83.93719.0295
demure (not vain)83.7917.5285
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.611918.2312
practical (not imaginative)83.67017.5223
angelic (not demonic)83.56014.6297
normal (not weird)83.2518.2308
equitable (not hypocritical)83.22415.9108
soulful (not soulless)82.817717.4108
rational (not whimsical)82.69017.0315
resolute (not wavering)82.67513.322
neurotypical (not autistic)82.64017.8287
sheriff (not outlaw)82.28218.0289
sober (not indulgent)81.92517.9311
humble (not arrogant)81.75518.8318
tactful (not indiscreet)81.6549.411
confidential (not gossiping)81.219222.2291
mighty (not puny)81.216616.5292
utilitarian (not decorative)81.26618.1106
well behaved (not mischievous)80.85021.4301
monastic (not hedonist)80.5916.615
vanilla (not kinky)80.35719.7291
manicured (not scruffy)80.027120.5271
moderate (not extreme)79.81418.3259
compersive (not jealous)79.63317.0295
disarming (not creepy)79.510315.683
private (not gregarious)79.412320.4295
involved (not remote)79.411317.8272
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)79.310923.3294
provincial (not cosmopolitan)79.34618.7247
theist (not atheist)79.14619.9113
bookish (not sporty)79.123718.5255
real (not philosophical)79.17220.4181
concrete (not abstract)79.06822.122
old (not young)78.910413.1303
traditional (not unorthodox)78.96423.6115
high IQ (not low IQ)78.838514.5292
classical (not avant-garde)78.76821.3110
morning lark (not night owl)78.54022.7145
independent (not codependent)77.821423.3273
domestic (not industrial)77.85523.1124
tame (not wild)77.86121.0246
methodical (not astonishing)77.611421.6309
valedictorian (not drop out)77.428317.420
cooperative (not competitive)77.38322.8274
eloquent (not unpolished)77.223121.4290
basic (not hipster)76.714922.7266
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.76414.322
communal (not individualist)76.62423.6104
builder (not explorer)76.55219.1234
patient (not impatient)76.38424.4100
low-tech (not high-tech)76.212122.6237
inspiring (not cringeworthy)76.214120.5110
egalitarian (not racist)76.144320.115
fresh (not stinky)76.124522.923
healthy (not sickly)75.829719.8232
direct (not roundabout)75.726422.9304
reasoned (not instinctual)75.66823.8282
complimentary (not insulting)75.613320.7123
good-humored (not angry)75.418418.7226
🐮 (not 🐷)75.41714.416
warm (not quarrelsome)75.311220.5310
formal (not intimate)75.212623.132
insider (not outsider)75.04923.0211
go-getter (not slugabed)75.03808.68
🧠 (not 💪)75.031126.519
decisive (not hesitant)74.931823.2288
bossy (not meek)74.937017.7289
assertive (not passive)74.838619.1254
conventional (not creative)74.810124.1302
gendered (not androgynous)74.851322.6118
💝 (not 💔)74.810523.526
important (not irrelevant)74.741923.330
sweet (not bitter)74.614719.6285
realist (not idealist)74.611422.9114
genius (not dunce)74.326315.3302
confident (not insecure)74.033219.8303
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.012224.9228
🐩 (not 🐒)73.816224.012
work-first (not family-first)73.823423.8288
rural (not urban)73.78024.530
refined (not rugged)73.624423.6312
nerd (not jock)73.329120.4274
introspective (not not introspective)73.218722.025
🤐 (not 😜)73.115514.720
driven (not unambitious)72.458619.8243
warm (not cold)72.422820.3261
official (not backdoor)72.311725.4266
bright (not depressed)72.213320.4248
🧕 (not 💃)72.14028.124
politically correct (not edgy)72.010325.0314
genuine (not sarcastic)71.821125.1300
literal (not metaphorical)71.717222.5248
🎩 (not 🧢)71.526825.310
luddite (not technophile)71.312123.7228
feminine (not masculine)71.022919.2312
poor (not rich)70.914119.2259
hurried (not leisurely)70.916522.2273
glad (not mad)70.913621.027
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.836723.9232
historical (not modern)70.718023.4193
average (not deviant)70.78023.6176
strict (not lenient)70.625922.0326
joyful (not miserable)70.613514.222
hoarder (not unprepared)70.516315.5237
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)70.411919.115
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.319425.3257
📈 (not 📉)70.119524.221
street-smart (not sheltered)70.035023.1271
statist (not anarchist)69.916023.625
charming (not awkward)69.832122.2288
logical (not emotional)69.717520.6315
focused on the present (not focused on the future)69.713923.9296
quiet (not loud)69.621822.9307
guarded (not open)69.546322.4326
empirical (not theoretical)69.311625.3245
beautiful (not ugly)69.351621.6115
🤠 (not 🤑)68.826524.620
accepting (not judgemental)68.519324.5185
armoured (not vulnerable)68.335122.3230
reserved (not chatty)68.124823.4281
stoic (not expressive)68.019124.3287
western (not eastern)68.018027.818
intellectual (not physical)67.840624.3260
curious (not apathetic)67.837122.6272
serious (not playful)67.740621.4306
attractive (not repulsive)67.649318.4293
obedient (not rebellious)67.616125.7237
existentialist (not nihilist)67.618523.974
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.522423.6287
🐘 (not 🐀)67.517727.225
alpha (not beta)67.442726.3232
thick-skinned (not sensitive)67.224726.0297
unassuming (not pretentious)67.212428.219
tense (not relaxed)67.153920.5287
🥰 (not 🙃)66.820129.422
😀 (not 😭)66.120322.718
🐿 (not 🦇)66.127522.314
fortunate (not unlucky)66.018120.5310
smooth (not rough)66.023324.1271
dominant (not submissive)65.949723.0279
bold (not shy)65.867722.5280
child free (not pronatalist)65.738829.8224
charismatic (not uninspiring)65.753623.9286
feminist (not sexist)65.745020.722
interesting (not tiresome)65.542723.9233
trusting (not charming)65.113927.3270
serious (not bold)64.821226.1291
repetitive (not varied)64.828225.899
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.828525.814
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)64.726125.426
calm (not anxious)64.621025.4303
objective (not subjective)64.611822.393
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.57726.1138
open-minded (not close-minded)64.433923.3297
suspicious (not awkward)64.345220.0277
nonpolitical (not political)63.817927.7280
🏌 (not 🤺)63.58027.810
purple (not orange)63.219826.2204
scientific (not artistic)63.137922.7304
happy (not sad)62.818521.7290
mild (not spicy)62.619127.8306
trusting (not suspicious)62.322925.7289
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)62.323523.1220
fast (not slow)62.250424.6293
funny (not humorless)61.639523.1287
conservative (not liberal)61.620324.318
🧗 (not 🛌)60.544931.622
monochrome (not multicolored)60.433130.9122
cheery (not sorrowful)59.925123.1289
emancipated (not enslaved)59.852224.0303
rigid (not flexible)59.441825.1256
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)59.259128.917
introvert (not extrovert)58.428025.5279
literary (not mathematical)58.444328.1280
🐐 (not 🦒)58.449628.518
simple (not complicated)58.318628.1214
🥾 (not 👟)58.134634.121
mainstream (not arcane)57.925929.5235
social (not reclusive)57.742323.922
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)57.437629.411
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.050824.5281
😏 (not 😬)56.443933.019
impartial (not biased)55.711725.6256
crafty (not scholarly)55.752528.1274
skeptical (not spiritual)55.566527.7276
stylish (not slovenly)55.557027.3300
thick (not thin)55.229322.4182
gracious (not feisty)55.119226.3271
generalist (not specialist)55.024028.2112
🧐 (not 😎)54.739528.618
short (not tall)54.534925.3274
🤫 (not 🤔)54.524835.214
shy (not playful)54.322223.9307
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.020730.4169
worldly (not innocent)53.965627.6285
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.945734.517
dorky (not cool)53.738632.417
🤖 (not 👻)53.740729.39
🤡 (not 👽)53.436934.410
careful (not brave)53.231628.8306
socialist (not libertarian)52.923626.3212
mundane (not extraordinary)52.924928.4292
captain (not first-mate)52.444434.7251
soft (not hard)52.339824.6105
🦄 (not 🐴)52.039240.211
pacifist (not ferocious)51.934628.5301
uncreative (not open to new experinces)51.126127.9284
aloof (not obsessed)51.023623.0276
soft (not hard)51.040822.4249
resistant (not resigned)51.080127.4281
authoritarian (not democratic)50.346629.8283
🥳 (not 🥴)50.340616.610

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. Anna Bates (0.886)
  2. Marmee March (0.881)
  3. Alfred Pennyworth (0.878)
  4. Charlie Carson (0.868)
  5. Janet Fraiser (0.865)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.787)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.758)
  3. Oscar Bluth (-0.701)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.694)
  5. Erlich Bachman (-0.689)

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: INTJ (r = 0.21)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.19)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.14)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.08)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.11)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.18)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.19)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.19)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.21)
  10. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.22)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.25)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.26)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.28)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.29)
  15. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.29)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.31)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.33)
  18. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.35)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.49)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.52)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.53)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.54)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.59)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.6)
  25. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.61)


  Updated: 05 August 2020
  Copyright: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
  Privacy policy