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Alfred Pennyworth Personality Statistics

Alfred Pennyworth is a character from The Dark Knight. 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
loyal (not traitorous)97.626.3334
civilized (not barbaric)95.538.1352
diligent (not lazy)95.1267.4318
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.8188.7330
confidential (not gossiping)94.5511.7381
neat (not messy)94.11111.3227
competent (not incompetent)94.03110.6280
eloquent (not unpolished)93.8811.4306
treasure (not trash)93.7611.549
wise (not foolish)93.659.1342
mature (not juvenile)93.3410.153
🎩 (not 🧢)92.6713.054
heroic (not villainous)92.53112.4361
proper (not scandalous)92.5312.5290
orderly (not chaotic)92.289.7375
resourceful (not helpless)92.14612.638
old (not young)92.01210.8346
respectful (not rude)91.91212.6321
human (not animalistic)91.9213.0277
pro (not noob)91.56514.367
🌟 (not 💩)91.52212.756
kind (not cruel)91.33811.9319
wholesome (not salacious)91.2912.954
nurturing (not poisonous)91.01713.890
reasonable (not deranged)91.0714.361
workaholic (not slacker)90.5789.951
persistent (not quitter)90.514913.253
works hard (not plays hard)90.31813.0357
high IQ (not low IQ)90.311910.3309
down2earth (not head@clouds)90.2713.3334
tasteful (not lewd)90.1715.1348
deliberate (not spontaneous)90.03114.1305
sensible (not ludicrous)89.8214.3342
permanent (not transient)89.8416.596
coordinated (not clumsy)89.76212.9328
legit (not scrub)89.72314.890
altruistic (not selfish)89.3912.8351
prestigious (not disreputable)89.21812.9286
valedictorian (not drop out)89.27915.466
alert (not oblivious)88.74212.462
important (not irrelevant)88.610114.9101
patient (not impatient)88.51015.8114
intellectual (not physical)88.37713.3328
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.35015.7337
modest (not flamboyant)88.01515.9370
cautious (not impulsive)87.51011.4371
stable (not moody)87.4415.4363
charming (not awkward)87.34814.7363
🧠 (not 💪)87.38118.262
sane (not crazy)87.1416.656
refined (not rugged)87.04218.4325
soulful (not soulless)87.09012.643
manicured (not scruffy)86.814517.4390
😇 (not 😈)86.82918.859
angelic (not demonic)86.72715.7336
fresh (not stinky)86.63215.793
compersive (not jealous)86.5413.4280
cooperative (not competitive)86.31316.9334
introspective (not not introspective)85.81415.2106
studious (not goof-off)85.812724.452
deep (not shallow)85.83321.660
bookish (not sporty)85.414716.6280
humble (not arrogant)84.53218.6359
pure (not debased)84.43416.6327
honorable (not cunning)84.34520.3338
inspiring (not cringeworthy)84.13919.452
equitable (not hypocritical)83.81916.144
chaste (not lustful)83.61217.9328
confident (not insecure)83.314117.7307
🐩 (not 🐒)83.36517.171
resolute (not wavering)83.17021.660
devout (not heathen)83.02818.1295
egalitarian (not racist)82.923119.551
tactful (not indiscreet)82.64321.266
first-mate (not captain)82.59226.4350
precise (not vague)82.410121.7230
😊 (not 🤣)82.43415.758
quiet (not loud)82.35916.7366
forgiving (not vengeful)82.15820.3328
rational (not whimsical)82.19919.4353
genius (not dunce)82.014814.0343
sober (not indulgent)81.72622.0332
gendered (not androgynous)81.729425.5103
classical (not avant-garde)81.73321.345
reasoned (not instinctual)81.62121.0357
private (not gregarious)81.59519.2332
🤐 (not 😜)81.35524.348
demure (not vain)80.81619.3309
concrete (not abstract)80.85123.865
practical (not imaginative)80.612221.8273
well behaved (not mischievous)80.55323.5346
disarming (not creepy)80.48718.184
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.17823.2346
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.922718.2327
tame (not wild)79.64321.4291
historical (not modern)78.77818.1227
stoic (not expressive)78.77322.9326
good-humored (not angry)78.014817.8292
📈 (not 📉)77.75825.659
calm (not anxious)77.66624.0317
warm (not quarrelsome)77.58621.5309
obedient (not rebellious)77.47021.9294
active (not slothful)77.136421.0251
stylish (not slovenly)76.921926.8310
methodical (not astonishing)76.912724.7342
moderate (not extreme)76.63620.7311
smooth (not rough)76.57123.9301
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.523625.1258
master (not apprentice)76.529726.7117
no-nonsense (not dramatic)76.310325.5103
warm (not cold)76.017120.3275
cool (not dorky)76.014825.763
neurotypical (not autistic)75.922621.5307
utilitarian (not decorative)75.317124.440
normal (not weird)75.25622.8332
masculine (not feminine)75.131720.8291
insider (not outsider)75.14726.5232
traditional (not unorthodox)74.911421.452
existentialist (not nihilist)74.74118.939
statist (not anarchist)74.78725.983
serious (not playful)74.629821.2329
worldly (not innocent)74.331626.7332
decisive (not hesitant)74.233522.3345
interesting (not tiresome)73.825523.6301
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.724725.446
mighty (not puny)73.534321.2300
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.515322.453
hoarder (not unprepared)73.410514.8292
direct (not roundabout)73.431626.3322
driven (not unambitious)73.257424.2273
reserved (not chatty)72.918724.6336
feminist (not sexist)72.933321.765
gracious (not feisty)72.84224.6258
builder (not explorer)72.89424.8330
sheriff (not outlaw)72.719025.3295
nerd (not jock)72.630522.4306
formal (not intimate)72.615328.188
street-smart (not sheltered)72.232227.0303
serious (not bold)72.210426.2344
complimentary (not insulting)72.217523.352
straight (not queer)72.150929.194
involved (not remote)72.028126.7331
domestic (not industrial)72.010328.845
vanilla (not kinky)71.915826.0315
💝 (not 💔)71.514230.377
🐘 (not 🐀)71.512529.1101
bold (not shy)71.159123.0333
suspicious (not awkward)71.032519.9341
accepting (not judgemental)70.816225.4217
minimalist (not pack rat)70.712725.458
family-first (not work-first)70.521132.1373
scholarly (not crafty)70.412326.2369
tall (not short)70.126020.1288
politically correct (not edgy)70.013225.5302
sweet (not bitter)70.020120.8348
🥰 (not 🙃)70.014828.168
basic (not hipster)69.826927.3295
rich (not poor)69.734023.0357
realist (not idealist)69.518427.551
👽 (not 🤡)69.517019.944
open-minded (not close-minded)69.423924.5318
🐮 (not 🐷)69.48124.688
conventional (not creative)69.316428.0312
literary (not mathematical)68.921625.8326
genuine (not sarcastic)68.725928.8350
beautiful (not ugly)68.753225.454
glad (not mad)68.415822.859
go-getter (not slugabed)68.055325.850
scientific (not artistic)67.930824.2337
guarded (not open)67.949526.8310
🥾 (not 👟)67.919831.958
🦇 (not 🐿)67.819029.369
😏 (not 😬)67.523529.372
attractive (not repulsive)67.349920.3361
reclusive (not social)67.121325.4108
straightforward (not cryptic)66.937529.7344
healthy (not sickly)66.848723.0332
democratic (not authoritarian)66.626828.9305
extraordinary (not mundane)66.442127.4307
introvert (not extrovert)66.117325.1320
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.727523.982
mild (not spicy)65.515627.7315
fortunate (not unlucky)65.419523.9315
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)65.327236.763
curious (not apathetic)65.243128.1310
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.246729.841
optimistic (not pessimistic)64.925827.0305
arcane (not mainstream)64.929425.8296
average (not deviant)64.914428.2230
🧕 (not 💃)64.712528.477
funny (not humorless)64.534523.5338
frugal (not lavish)64.033826.6284
pacifist (not ferocious)63.919526.1334
🤺 (not 🏌)63.550433.761
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.351127.8335
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.332727.6341
🤖 (not 👻)63.323226.050
sorrowful (not cheery)63.140523.6343
empirical (not theoretical)62.925929.7298
🐐 (not 🦒)62.936233.190
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)62.652428.455
trusting (not charming)62.518431.5339
monastic (not hedonist)62.512931.543
communal (not individualist)62.316229.454
logical (not emotional)62.125727.4353
armoured (not vulnerable)62.145626.9304
trusting (not suspicious)62.023331.7375
regular (not zany)62.017931.653
skeptical (not spiritual)61.856427.1327
theist (not atheist)61.620130.138
strict (not lenient)61.440625.7334
nonpolitical (not political)61.022230.1337
🤫 (not 🤔)61.012838.052
🧗 (not 🛌)61.043531.492
emancipated (not enslaved)60.849427.9299
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)59.927328.0275
morning lark (not night owl)59.823530.3174
sad (not happy)59.747121.9293
official (not backdoor)59.528532.4346
submissive (not dominant)58.924825.8335
metaphorical (not literal)58.717229.8283
🧐 (not 😎)58.333740.058
monochrome (not multicolored)57.936529.835
leisurely (not hurried)57.830026.9327
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.638632.8249
specialist (not generalist)57.449232.448
rigid (not flexible)57.146628.6327
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)57.143633.452
purple (not orange)57.032628.8245
bright (not depressed)56.639328.2279
joyful (not miserable)56.627024.059
libertarian (not socialist)56.543829.6280
objective (not subjective)56.527030.349
🤠 (not 🤑)56.548932.249
biased (not impartial)56.467729.7271
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.141731.6325
philosophical (not real)56.019030.3215
assertive (not passive)55.867328.3264
mysterious (not unambiguous)55.635532.5376
🐴 (not 🦄)55.648238.259
high-tech (not low-tech)55.439130.2284
repetitive (not varied)55.455031.178
urban (not rural)55.362231.7108
beta (not alpha)55.131831.4275
western (not eastern)54.864335.8105
tense (not relaxed)54.772528.7304
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.632429.5305
playful (not shy)54.565024.8282
hard (not soft)54.451826.549
careful (not brave)54.229630.9316
obsessed (not aloof)54.263826.0310
child free (not pronatalist)53.962232.5254
pretentious (not unassuming)53.655532.454
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.462927.3204
slow (not fast)52.824127.0291
conservative (not liberal)52.433130.155
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.332432.0202
independent (not codependent)52.158932.7355
complicated (not simple)52.065131.4278
😀 (not 😭)51.943928.756
🥴 (not 🥳)51.856026.145
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.849731.289
bossy (not meek)51.170025.2317
cosmopolitan (not provincial)51.151032.7245
technophile (not luddite)50.146129.6298
soft (not hard)50.840925.0325
thick (not thin)50.238126.8204
resistant (not resigned)50.481432.0304

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Carlisle Cullen (0.896)
  2. Lucius Fox (0.888)
  3. Donald Mallard (0.881)
  4. Rupert Giles (0.879)
  5. Elsie Carson (0.878)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.813)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.726)
  3. Krusty the Clown (-0.721)
  4. Myrtle Wilson (-0.721)
  5. Lisa (-0.706)

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 = 0.36)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.35)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.26)
  4. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.18)
  5. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.16)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.1)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.08)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.07)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.05)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.05)
  11. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.04)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.03)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.01)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.05)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.09)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.11)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.12)
  18. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.12)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.18)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.21)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.26)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.33)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.35)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.46)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.5)


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