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Tom Shayes Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Tom Shayes is a character from Damages.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
first-mate (not captain)93.529.710
gendered (not androgynous)89.3849.38
active (not slothful)88.316711.712
workaholic (not slacker)87.924813.014
regular (not zany)85.5610.78
accommodating (not stubborn)85.21123.210
manicured (not scruffy)85.031312.68
factual (not poetic)84.35916.410
corporate (not freelance)83.67618.721
rich (not poor)83.233420.28
intellectual (not physical)83.028111.39
🐴 (not 🦄)82.69022.17
💀 (not 🎃)82.6989.18
businesslike (not chivalrous)81.414314.58
practical (not imaginative)81.120519.117
beta (not alpha)80.911516.912
overachiever (not underachiever)80.751223.18
neat (not messy)80.332727.111
traitorous (not loyal)80.39917.69
pointed (not random)80.241322.69
privileged (not oppressed)79.638819.014
tight (not loose)79.527713.416
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.341723.813
complicated (not simple)79.335116.69
money-focused (not love-focused)78.517724.813
🙃 (not 🥰)78.416717.814
preppy (not punk rock)78.133517.214
works hard (not plays hard)77.844619.011
civilized (not barbaric)77.551225.312
urban (not rural)77.534423.711
coordinated (not clumsy)76.959020.810
deep (not epic)76.44217.78
political (not nonpolitical)76.326327.212
🧠 (not 💪)76.259416.322
patriotic (not unpatriotic)76.234521.414
healthy (not sickly)76.154517.18
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.943928.69
presidential (not folksy)75.828519.212
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)75.711719.711
tense (not relaxed)75.468022.414
unassuming (not pretentious)75.39919.710
skeptical (not spiritual)75.054522.010
secretive (not open-book)74.651922.329
scheduled (not spontaneous)74.548427.022
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)74.529721.617
pro (not noob)74.476710.18
studious (not goof-off)74.371423.522
logical (not emotional)74.124316.919
stylish (not slovenly)74.151823.316
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.053515.012
suspicious (not awkward)73.945422.711
🎩 (not 🧢)73.945825.39
serious (not bold)73.816719.413
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)73.820121.39
submissive (not dominant)73.519820.113
self-disciplined (not disorganized)73.483224.910
extravagant (not thrifty)73.336721.87
diligent (not lazy)73.2122721.514
objective (not subjective)73.26811.19
complimentary (not insulting)73.136316.97
rock (not rap)73.077627.516
orderly (not chaotic)72.945426.415
perceptive (not unobservant)72.999824.820
🤖 (not 👻)72.517323.215
sorrowful (not cheery)72.444016.19
dry (not moist)72.319628.516
prestigious (not disreputable)72.250029.58
dramatic (not comedic)71.966821.015
consistent (not variable)71.739230.913
neurotypical (not autistic)71.664928.715
precise (not vague)71.457417.610
winter (not summer)71.236720.113
persistent (not quitter)71.2148823.312
on-time (not tardy)71.175322.714
princess (not queen)71.117427.013
conventional (not creative)71.027625.120
straightforward (not cryptic)71.051425.611
existentialist (not nihilist)71.021723.610
miserable (not joyful)71.048619.311
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)70.934434.210
nerd (not jock)70.963622.710
salacious (not wholesome)70.833928.310
high IQ (not low IQ)70.7113812.214
private (not gregarious)70.658627.414
pensive (not serene)70.355429.38
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.187219.716
non-gamer (not gamer)70.156332.715
reassuring (not fearmongering)70.149024.414
old (not young)70.038719.49
basic (not hipster)70.045731.711
driven (not unambitious)69.9131824.813
sad (not happy)69.952917.18
motivated (not unmotivated)69.8137728.525
conservative (not liberal)69.823230.513
repetitive (not varied)69.630218.913
quiet (not loud)69.342527.318
valedictorian (not drop out)69.382530.418
😈 (not 😇)68.945713.99
methodical (not astonishing)68.753129.316
bookish (not sporty)68.779724.718
realistic (not fantastical)68.754929.98
🤐 (not 😜)68.545231.612
reasoned (not instinctual)68.327623.513
monochrome (not multicolored)68.239031.311
masculine (not feminine)68.184214.510
Swedish (not Italian)68.129524.716
eloquent (not unpolished)68.072818.011
scholarly (not crafty)68.030624.717
strict (not lenient)67.857018.210
genuine (not sarcastic)67.454029.212
tall (not short)67.461626.523
scientific (not artistic)67.260429.614
😬 (not 😏)67.127625.718
off-key (not musical)66.939823.315
formal (not intimate)66.948925.619
OCD (not ADHD)66.971624.910
anxious (not calm)66.863821.910
yes-man (not contrarian)66.819432.113
normal (not weird)66.729030.410
sober (not indulgent)66.736930.715
humorless (not funny)66.731321.619
moderate (not extreme)66.725225.118
modest (not flamboyant)66.662932.927
debased (not pure)66.648824.312
pacifist (not ferocious)66.634126.312
still (not twitchy)66.627523.57
cringeworthy (not inspiring)66.536529.516
egalitarian (not racist)66.4135526.119
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.447521.09
builder (not explorer)66.239222.513
jaded (not innocent)66.287329.518
straight (not queer)66.0106626.515
highbrow (not lowbrow)65.865634.410
work-first (not family-first)65.460933.114
reserved (not chatty)65.359922.810
classical (not avant-garde)65.358322.112
concrete (not abstract)65.358126.516
worldly (not innocent)65.298825.820
haunted (not blissful)65.189224.914
analysis (not common sense)65.156828.122
receiving (not giving)65.143727.514
lost (not enlightened)64.953118.012
tactful (not indiscreet)64.771725.412
🏀 (not 🎨)64.747634.312
🧐 (not 😎)64.647629.014
biased (not impartial)64.586231.218
frenzied (not sleepy)64.4117520.114
frugal (not lavish)64.360330.410
Pepsi (not Coke)64.313632.111
suspicious (not trusting)64.270923.911
selfish (not altruistic)63.955026.816
high-tech (not low-tech)63.959132.67
believable (not poorly-written)63.9145624.815
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.865923.815
fast (not slow)63.7102922.010
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.682626.48
vintage (not trendy)63.6102421.79
distant (not touchy-feely)63.668624.520
hoarder (not unprepared)63.571426.411
minimalist (not pack rat)63.552525.58
legit (not scrub)63.5115028.612
competent (not incompetent)63.4131830.68
unambiguous (not mysterious)63.362330.28
English (not German)63.3137727.116
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)63.334825.412
self-destructive (not self-improving)63.262420.112
uncreative (not open to new experinces)63.123223.517
triggered (not trolling)63.184320.420
predictable (not quirky)63.043132.720
vengeful (not forgiving)62.967625.011
ranged (not melee)62.844518.910
poisonous (not nurturing)62.750027.415
two-faced (not one-faced)62.643326.29
bashful (not exhibitionist)62.526229.913
apathetic (not curious)62.417128.111
go-getter (not slugabed)62.2144126.213
involved (not remote)62.1112631.717
tailor (not blacksmith)62.188028.215
prideful (not envious)62.1120425.59
washed (not muddy)62.191729.215
resourceful (not helpless)62.0140028.918
gloomy (not sunny)62.077222.220
serious (not playful)61.992524.116
rigid (not flexible)61.969429.016
armoured (not vulnerable)61.889431.116
arrogant (not humble)61.780027.610
mundane (not extraordinary)61.725426.212
🤑 (not 🤠)61.749230.912
sage (not whippersnapper)61.747918.712
monastic (not hedonist)61.631216.08
hard-work (not natural-talent)61.588725.411
competitive (not cooperative)61.493833.310
careful (not brave)61.435230.28
prudish (not flirtatious)61.451230.517
obsessed (not aloof)61.391315.111
hard (not soft)61.380223.513
Roman (not Greek)61.340526.514
efficient (not overprepared)61.3100430.018
orange (not purple)61.249727.919
fresh (not stinky)61.2110126.113
fast-talking (not slow-talking)61.191224.221
clean (not perverted)61.1105232.79
refined (not rugged)61.084427.315
tasteful (not lewd)60.999522.513
bold (not shy)60.8145726.111
attractive (not repulsive)60.8128125.310
not genocidal (not genocidal)60.8121429.415
sturdy (not flimsy)60.7109123.39
bitter (not sweet)60.668323.614
traumatized (not flourishing)60.698925.617
earth (not air)60.690339.910
unemotional (not emotional)60.629428.420
cocky (not timid)60.5118828.219
puny (not mighty)60.330827.111
modern (not historical)60.381423.910
👟 (not 🥾)60.369329.410
ludicrous (not sensible)60.251717.66
chaste (not lustful)60.053424.113
impatient (not patient)60.096040.58
chortling (not giggling)60.094023.122
vain (not demure)59.972032.713
long-winded (not concise)59.949129.812
mainstream (not arcane)59.743429.410
human (not animalistic)59.7123729.016
unchallenging (not demanding)59.624834.69
resolute (not wavering)59.5115929.110
🐀 (not 🐘)59.558133.410
proactive (not reactive)59.539233.910
technophile (not luddite)59.458121.116
thick-skinned (not sensitive)59.476222.417
proper (not scandalous)59.474328.418
stable (not moody)59.337823.19
jealous (not compersive)59.367323.912
mature (not juvenile)59.390526.316
gatherer (not hunter)59.366227.014
rational (not whimsical)59.190133.78
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.169532.315
🏌 (not 🤺)59.123631.620
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.147526.921
passive (not assertive)59.033129.114
master (not apprentice)59.0108929.914
machiavellian (not transparent)59.068127.222
everyman (not chosen one)58.957532.818
antagonist (not protagonist)58.934731.314
cruel (not kind)58.839128.512
obedient (not rebellious)58.853934.213
tame (not wild)58.755526.523
alert (not oblivious)58.5112020.48
🐮 (not 🐷)58.583232.214
stoic (not expressive)58.458531.78
monotone (not expressive)58.447424.615
traditional (not unorthodox)58.364726.113
flower child (not goth)58.3104122.210
mild (not spicy)58.250727.912
cat person (not dog person)58.271939.016
introvert (not extrovert)58.160131.417
subdued (not exuberant)58.151828.915
cosmopolitan (not provincial)58.076128.815
🦇 (not 🐿)58.062126.28
impulsive (not cautious)57.981726.19
industrial (not domestic)57.972531.49
👽 (not 🤡)57.980925.311
🤫 (not 🤔)57.939732.57
stingy (not generous)57.855533.410
emancipated (not enslaved)57.7121730.412
soulless (not soulful)57.735724.914
democratic (not authoritarian)57.690227.711
confidential (not gossiping)57.6118634.019
realistic (not ambitious)57.651335.913
uninspiring (not charismatic)57.523021.98
utilitarian (not decorative)57.5106132.918
cultured (not rustic)57.4101930.616
gracious (not feisty)57.338125.016
backdoor (not official)57.385730.011
rhythmic (not stuttering)57.3130929.818
thin (not thick)57.299627.520
oxymoron (not tautology)57.278729.617
white knight (not bad boy)57.299825.019
never cries (not often crying)57.295928.014
cynical (not gullible)57.1108728.621
guarded (not open)57.0134527.18
🥶 (not 🥵)57.056831.28
literal (not metaphorical)56.9105930.812
overspender (not penny-pincher)56.965026.415
opinionated (not jealous)56.9139833.217
chic (not cheesy)56.971130.224
💝 (not 💔)56.885431.48
real (not philosophical)56.7113233.311
independent (not codependent)56.7112239.89
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.675922.810
depressed (not bright)56.474527.311
street-smart (not sheltered)56.3112029.213
cool (not dorky)56.296131.113
factual (not exaggerating)56.283227.910
judgemental (not accepting)56.186526.89
theist (not atheist)56.056121.79
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.875524.68
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.731530.09
mad (not glad)55.797627.310
insider (not outsider)55.665325.911
hypocritical (not equitable)55.670124.720
devoted (not unfaithful)55.6159032.617
vanilla (not kinky)55.582837.78
open-minded (not close-minded)55.5109327.710
introspective (not not introspective)55.5122632.712
🌟 (not 💩)55.5141931.217
🧕 (not 💃)55.549034.114
cunning (not honorable)55.467131.212
crazy (not sane)55.485930.010
charming (not awkward)55.3114527.219
🐩 (not 🐒)55.391831.317
disarming (not creepy)55.2134229.816
fortunate (not unlucky)55.173134.020
wise (not foolish)55.1102425.119
confident (not insecure)55.1127432.28
🤣 (not 😊)55.160727.615
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.1108528.511
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.194326.111
water (not fire)55.162932.57
villainous (not heroic)55.043819.511
soft (not hard)55.077025.511
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.0106828.615
side character (not main character)55.092736.94
mathematical (not literary)54.860528.812
reasonable (not deranged)54.8105129.313
sexist (not feminist)54.851427.18
morning lark (not night owl)54.761531.722
beautiful (not ugly)54.7156429.918
weakass (not badass)54.641325.611
wooden (not plastic)54.6136531.013
western (not eastern)54.5139336.511
outlaw (not sheriff)54.490725.39
😭 (not 😀)54.483829.318
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)54.4114327.618
optimistic (not pessimistic)54.386934.510
pronatalist (not child free)54.351829.120
generalist (not specialist)54.348424.09
chill (not offended)54.366525.716
pop (not indie)54.251827.315
demonic (not angelic)54.173322.913
politically correct (not edgy)54.174429.316
self-assured (not self-conscious)54.1130530.017
🥴 (not 🥳)54.0102527.918
important (not irrelevant)53.9163025.310
cannibal (not vegan)53.982430.023
devout (not heathen)53.899127.313
asexual (not sexual)53.852333.58
genius (not dunce)53.7135421.512
French (not Russian)53.7115231.415
smooth (not rough)53.689827.712
🧗 (not 🛌)53.6123828.713
empirical (not theoretical)53.5104530.124
deep (not shallow)53.5127025.818
treasure (not trash)53.3156929.714
loveable (not punchable)53.3123226.531
bad-cook (not good-cook)53.390422.910
metrosexual (not macho)53.2116328.521
bored (not interested)53.134028.811
respectful (not rude)53.0117028.514
cold (not warm)53.081525.710
unfixable (not fixable)52.964427.416
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.9111832.122
hesitant (not decisive)52.850920.910
shy (not playful)52.848026.112
charming (not trusting)52.899628.111
resistant (not resigned)52.8159927.721
📈 (not 📉)52.7137828.012
reliable (not experimental)52.6104130.614
neutral (not opinionated)52.619523.77
always down (not picky)52.666233.121
idealist (not realist)52.388128.715
freak (not normie)52.3105535.87
doer (not thinker)52.3130624.212
desperate (not high standards)52.366726.413
deviant (not average)52.1121826.818
lover (not fighter)52.194424.913
sugarcoated (not frank)52.137027.817
roundabout (not direct)51.948332.013
interrupting (not attentive)51.987831.721
empath (not psychopath)51.9123631.38
individualist (not communal)51.8120030.116
libertarian (not socialist)51.6116228.110
social (not reclusive)51.6106731.614
🦒 (not 🐐)51.450035.214
profound (not ironic)51.491818.99
grateful (not entitled)51.497122.57
warm (not quarrelsome)51.390230.519
vibrant (not geriatric)51.3142625.522
paranoid (not naive)51.3127327.613
good-humored (not angry)51.2110626.213
lighthearted (not intense)51.160226.817
centrist (not radical)51.083628.39
well behaved (not mischievous)50.982129.418
circular (not linear)50.196524.114
interesting (not tiresome)50.2155425.513
transient (not permanent)50.284229.39
romantic (not dispassionate)50.8143029.121
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)50.381833.412
meek (not bossy)50.459722.114
statist (not anarchist)50.4106528.07
hurried (not leisurely)50.5123627.511

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jack Crawford (0.671)
  2. Maurizio Gucci (0.663)
  3. Tom Hagen (0.656)
  4. Ritsuko Akagi (0.655)
  5. Robert Fischer (0.654)
  6. Count Alexei Karenin (0.653)
  7. Dr. Eric Foreman (0.652)
  8. Aaron Burr (0.651)
  9. Dr. Marcus Andrews (0.65)
  10. Henry Francis (0.644)
  1. Patrick Star (-0.534)
  2. Alan (-0.511)
  3. Gene Belcher (-0.51)
  4. Jason Mendoza (-0.503)
  5. Ed (-0.501)
  6. Pumbaa (-0.492)
  7. Homer Simpson (-0.489)
  8. Charlie Kelly (-0.455)
  9. Kevin Malone (-0.451)
  10. Luke Dunphy (-0.449)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Tom Shayes to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Tom Shayes is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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