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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)97.626.3338
loveable (not punchable)96.036.836
knowledgeable (not ignorant)95.8106.032
civilized (not barbaric)95.558.0356
devoted (not unfaithful)95.5267.218
diligent (not lazy)95.2497.4323
English (not German)95.0312.234
self-disciplined (not disorganized)94.8318.8340
confidential (not gossiping)94.5711.6395
neat (not messy)94.11311.1238
reliable (not experimental)94.1414.247
competent (not incompetent)94.04310.5288
on-time (not tardy)94.02611.834
eloquent (not unpolished)93.61511.4311
wise (not foolish)93.599.6356
perceptive (not unobservant)93.34310.134
mature (not juvenile)93.11012.162
treasure (not trash)92.91814.689
heroic (not villainous)92.54512.4361
proper (not scandalous)92.5812.6295
white knight (not bad boy)92.5106.610
good-cook (not bad-cook)92.489.640
🎩 (not 🧢)92.22613.057
old (not young)92.11610.7354
pointed (not random)92.1248.338
orderly (not chaotic)92.01510.1381
human (not animalistic)92.0713.0284
respectful (not rude)91.92112.5326
🌟 (not 💩)91.73812.460
sturdy (not flimsy)91.52710.630
believable (not poorly-written)91.559.439
kind (not cruel)91.47611.8325
nurturing (not poisonous)91.32113.694
pro (not noob)91.210414.172
reasonable (not deranged)91.2714.164
persistent (not quitter)91.220712.859
wholesome (not salacious)90.92412.461
vintage (not trendy)90.81914.533
clean (not perverted)90.83511.331
high IQ (not low IQ)90.418110.2319
works hard (not plays hard)90.33412.9367
down2earth (not head@clouds)90.2913.2338
tasteful (not lewd)90.01115.6368
workaholic (not slacker)90.01529.760
not genocidal (not genocidal)90.0767.811
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.84814.7311
sensible (not ludicrous)89.8914.2346
permanent (not transient)89.8516.596
legit (not scrub)89.83014.795
coordinated (not clumsy)89.710812.8333
altruistic (not selfish)89.52012.7367
empath (not psychopath)89.43111.034
prestigious (not disreputable)89.32212.8293
one-faced (not two-faced)89.24717.736
important (not irrelevant)89.015614.7106
grateful (not entitled)88.91313.130
consistent (not variable)88.91512.138
prudish (not flirtatious)88.9911.511
intellectual (not physical)88.411213.3334
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.47315.6348
patient (not impatient)88.21316.3119
🧠 (not 💪)88.211117.891
reassuring (not fearmongering)88.22715.912
valedictorian (not drop out)88.016118.172
modest (not flamboyant)87.81816.4387
cautious (not impulsive)87.61911.4373
studious (not goof-off)87.513422.862
alert (not oblivious)87.59016.564
stable (not moody)87.4915.5366
sane (not crazy)87.41216.359
resourceful (not helpless)87.423020.654
charming (not awkward)87.18414.8378
refined (not rugged)87.05918.5341
manicured (not scruffy)86.923017.4394
soulful (not soulless)86.816914.748
fresh (not stinky)86.89215.598
angelic (not demonic)86.76115.7341
compersive (not jealous)86.5913.4281
realistic (not fantastical)86.54316.129
high standards (not desperate)86.57816.433
cooperative (not competitive)86.22117.2344
deep (not shallow)86.14119.488
rock (not rap)86.110114.514
giving (not receiving)86.07821.518
washed (not muddy)85.85822.316
equitable (not hypocritical)85.71213.985
realistic (not ambitious)85.71119.632
motivated (not unmotivated)85.647024.411
enlightened (not lost)85.62113.642
attentive (not interrupting)85.52219.923
bookish (not sporty)85.423516.4296
introspective (not not introspective)85.23216.8121
😇 (not 😈)85.18420.069
resolute (not wavering)84.59920.868
pure (not debased)84.45816.5337
humble (not arrogant)84.35318.9364
honorable (not cunning)84.28120.7384
generous (not stingy)84.110620.536
still (not twitchy)83.92518.532
love-focused (not money-focused)83.828023.211
inspiring (not cringeworthy)83.67320.155
chaste (not lustful)83.62117.9329
tactful (not indiscreet)83.55720.872
prideful (not envious)83.56017.638
protagonist (not antagonist)83.419225.214
confident (not insecure)83.322717.8316
devout (not heathen)83.14018.1298
🐩 (not 🐒)82.910717.874
self-improving (not self-destructive)82.63417.131
queen (not princess)82.522125.011
sage (not whippersnapper)82.42925.734
classical (not avant-garde)82.44520.650
quiet (not loud)82.38116.8378
genius (not dunce)82.321814.3385
precise (not vague)82.316822.0239
first-mate (not captain)82.314026.6356
egalitarian (not racist)82.048421.062
concrete (not abstract)82.06323.072
😊 (not 🤣)82.06616.673
sober (not indulgent)81.93321.9346
forgiving (not vengeful)81.811320.8333
rational (not whimsical)81.814419.8363
reasoned (not instinctual)81.53321.1366
gendered (not androgynous)81.544725.7109
private (not gregarious)81.214119.9350
disarming (not creepy)81.214417.990
frank (not sugarcoated)81.128114.814
🤐 (not 😜)80.88924.553
demure (not vain)80.62719.3325
well behaved (not mischievous)80.58423.5350
practical (not imaginative)80.519521.7286
water (not fire)80.36619.230
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.012423.2347
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.938518.2333
OCD (not ADHD)79.816412.726
tame (not wild)79.66621.7310
factual (not exaggerating)79.412918.331
earth (not air)79.412622.130
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.313028.526
historical (not modern)78.711518.1228
stoic (not expressive)78.59223.0327
romantic (not dispassionate)78.431520.039
📈 (not 📉)78.39025.169
opinionated (not jealous)78.327421.714
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.031626.540
good-humored (not angry)77.824117.9296
warm (not quarrelsome)77.613921.3324
calm (not anxious)77.49024.1321
obedient (not rebellious)77.312021.8301
slow-talking (not fast-talking)77.15217.522
methodical (not astonishing)77.018124.7350
no-nonsense (not dramatic)77.013425.6115
smooth (not rough)76.89723.7310
active (not slothful)76.862421.1258
preppy (not punk rock)76.830324.338
presidential (not folksy)76.722419.738
moderate (not extreme)76.65520.6312
cool (not dorky)76.624125.565
efficient (not overprepared)76.613627.341
stylish (not slovenly)76.535326.9314
self-assured (not self-conscious)76.533225.1268
warm (not cold)76.129420.3277
badass (not weakass)76.162024.324
neurotypical (not autistic)76.136221.4312
🎨 (not 🏀)76.144224.936
French (not Russian)75.912218.322
master (not apprentice)75.748627.7125
proactive (not reactive)75.55124.113
insider (not outsider)75.47026.3239
existentialist (not nihilist)75.27420.646
tight (not loose)75.235821.152
masculine (not feminine)75.249920.8298
normal (not weird)75.19022.8333
statist (not anarchist)75.114025.690
profound (not ironic)74.87524.630
winter (not summer)74.724923.96
serious (not playful)74.643321.3338
flower child (not goth)74.440523.57
decisive (not hesitant)74.252422.6355
chill (not offended)74.212221.033
wooden (not plastic)74.231016.522
domestic (not industrial)74.210126.461
cultured (not rustic)74.131428.016
deep (not epic)74.15025.929
worldly (not innocent)74.053526.7341
interesting (not tiresome)73.946923.5306
direct (not roundabout)73.948526.1337
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.923422.461
non-gamer (not gamer)73.734331.231
normie (not freak)73.714427.534
feminist (not sexist)73.755221.770
mighty (not puny)73.652721.4313
traditional (not unorthodox)73.320522.968
hoarder (not unprepared)73.218615.0296
reserved (not chatty)73.127724.6341
driven (not unambitious)73.195024.4283
builder (not explorer)73.016424.7335
nerd (not jock)72.948122.3315
gracious (not feisty)72.87324.5267
💝 (not 💔)72.724429.982
sheriff (not outlaw)72.532025.5296
formal (not intimate)72.525127.792
chortling (not giggling)72.431629.136
asexual (not sexual)72.414825.030
serious (not bold)72.415826.2355
complimentary (not insulting)72.431222.756
vanilla (not kinky)72.223525.9321
involved (not remote)72.047626.8335
street-smart (not sheltered)72.051427.0307
patriotic (not unpatriotic)71.645727.650
overachiever (not underachiever)71.573325.350
privileged (not oppressed)71.457921.837
utilitarian (not decorative)71.438427.254
🐘 (not 🐀)71.221529.3106
bold (not shy)71.196123.0345
suspicious (not awkward)71.051119.9347
concise (not long-winded)70.819231.015
accepting (not judgemental)70.827625.2220
family-first (not work-first)70.639032.2378
realist (not idealist)70.628425.763
musical (not off-key)70.517826.625
interested (not bored)70.551324.331
gatherer (not hunter)70.431928.226
scholarly (not crafty)70.221626.4378
straight (not queer)70.281130.3103
politically correct (not edgy)70.123025.4306
tall (not short)70.042720.0293
sweet (not bitter)70.036020.9354
bashful (not exhibitionist)69.910021.548
👽 (not 🤡)69.926319.646
basic (not hipster)69.740527.3297
rich (not poor)69.754123.0363
beautiful (not ugly)69.588926.366
minimalist (not pack rat)69.523226.061
indie (not pop)69.544132.914
🐮 (not 🐷)69.414424.688
vegan (not cannibal)69.334024.827
conventional (not creative)69.226628.2323
predictable (not quirky)69.223221.89
open-minded (not close-minded)69.241024.7323
genuine (not sarcastic)69.137728.8364
go-getter (not slugabed)69.191125.852
literary (not mathematical)68.735325.9328
glad (not mad)68.724822.462
🥰 (not 🙃)68.730129.486
tailor (not blacksmith)68.651629.334
accommodating (not stubborn)68.512531.342
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)68.232225.535
Coke (not Pepsi)68.211828.138
guarded (not open)68.177526.8323
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.137228.925
scientific (not artistic)68.047624.0349
Swedish (not Italian)67.923427.338
yes-man (not contrarian)67.718231.08
subdued (not exuberant)67.617527.135
centrist (not radical)67.615120.715
lover (not fighter)67.436922.624
reclusive (not social)67.332525.3113
😏 (not 😬)67.341029.273
healthy (not sickly)67.176822.9343
straightforward (not cryptic)66.961430.0363
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.971728.648
attractive (not repulsive)66.885220.8378
🥾 (not 👟)66.836631.863
democratic (not authoritarian)66.643028.9311
extraordinary (not mundane)66.271027.7316
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)66.220729.238
secretive (not open-book)66.264528.741
never cries (not often crying)66.152328.014
fixable (not unfixable)66.046227.135
🧕 (not 💃)65.915528.598
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.941924.688
fortunate (not unlucky)65.729823.8323
🦇 (not 🐿)65.735630.575
cat person (not dog person)65.738231.817
introvert (not extrovert)65.529925.2333
mild (not spicy)65.425827.8322
curious (not apathetic)65.170428.1313
average (not deviant)64.921928.1234
optimistic (not pessimistic)64.843027.0314
corporate (not freelance)64.736630.736
arcane (not mainstream)64.549626.3300
paranoid (not naive)64.556119.110
🧐 (not 😎)64.338939.572
funny (not humorless)64.159723.7350
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.150036.570
frugal (not lavish)64.052126.5289
pacifist (not ferocious)63.831126.0344
🤺 (not 🏌)63.884932.871
chivalrous (not businesslike)63.741334.732
open to new experinces (not uncreative)63.485827.7344
🤫 (not 🤔)63.417937.659
sorrowful (not cheery)63.264123.5349
dramatic (not comedic)63.280725.225
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.152627.6347
logical (not emotional)62.940727.5372
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)62.984229.476
empirical (not theoretical)62.837829.9313
linear (not circular)62.833334.126
trusting (not charming)62.734131.4343
stoic (not hypochondriac)62.760524.86
🤖 (not 👻)62.639726.666
trusting (not suspicious)62.540631.7382
opinionated (not neutral)62.5118727.437
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)62.473928.243
regular (not zany)62.129530.857
communal (not individualist)62.026529.366
monastic (not hedonist)62.024631.545
skeptical (not spiritual)61.791027.1335
armoured (not vulnerable)61.774227.1309
strict (not lenient)61.563925.6341
poetic (not factual)61.436830.435
🎃 (not 💀)61.347127.015
nonpolitical (not political)60.737430.0341
🐐 (not 🦒)60.767633.299
emancipated (not enslaved)60.685428.0302
sad (not happy)59.872821.8299
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)59.843128.1279
morning lark (not night owl)59.738430.6189
official (not backdoor)59.746932.4350
geriatric (not vibrant)59.723830.038
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)59.463333.067
ranged (not melee)59.454432.828
metaphorical (not literal)59.327329.9297
🧗 (not 🛌)59.381331.7102
objective (not subjective)59.138131.759
monochrome (not multicolored)59.155830.136
cynical (not gullible)59.181132.310
submissive (not dominant)58.738825.9347
theist (not atheist)58.640931.644
leisurely (not hurried)58.441626.9336
lighthearted (not intense)58.334431.129
serene (not pensive)58.18534.527
specialist (not generalist)57.976531.453
joyful (not miserable)57.445624.764
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.260732.6267
purple (not orange)57.155128.8250
rigid (not flexible)56.974528.8332
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)56.851629.413
bright (not depressed)56.765128.3281
tautology (not oxymoron)56.729434.33
libertarian (not socialist)56.569629.5288
biased (not impartial)56.5105729.8282
chosen one (not everyman)56.573330.110
🥶 (not 🥵)56.452028.226
🐴 (not 🦄)56.275637.464
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.164831.7329
🤠 (not 🤑)56.183931.654
triggered (not trolling)56.195030.136
metrosexual (not macho)56.084629.133
assertive (not passive)55.9108028.4265
extravagant (not thrifty)55.866329.619
mysterious (not unambiguous)55.758032.4384
transparent (not machiavellian)55.766132.112
cocky (not timid)55.7107625.816
philosophical (not real)55.632530.4223
sleepy (not frenzied)55.611627.330
distant (not touchy-feely)55.475125.617
beta (not alpha)55.250231.4276
repetitive (not varied)55.284531.595
high-tech (not low-tech)55.167130.3293
urban (not rural)55.1104832.1114
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.869731.798
playful (not shy)54.7107524.8285
monotone (not expressive)54.747529.822
tense (not relaxed)54.6119028.6307
obsessed (not aloof)54.5105226.1313
western (not eastern)54.5106335.7111
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.357629.7324
careful (not brave)54.244930.8329
chic (not cheesy)54.262831.012
innocent (not jaded)53.844630.913
😀 (not 😭)53.769129.473
thinker (not doer)53.740434.430
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.5104127.1210
child free (not pronatalist)53.298932.8266
pretentious (not unassuming)53.186931.964
gloomy (not sunny)53.185525.234
demanding (not unchallenging)52.8123024.032
low self esteem (not narcissistic)52.753719.039
hard (not soft)52.686826.855
slow (not fast)52.437527.1295
Greek (not Roman)52.365227.827
dry (not moist)52.374833.329
complicated (not simple)52.1107831.3280
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.962232.1204
independent (not codependent)51.998232.8358
conservative (not liberal)51.653929.665
always down (not picky)51.555528.713
cosmopolitan (not provincial)51.481433.2263
unemotional (not emotional)51.243835.011
🥳 (not 🥴)51.165427.161
meek (not bossy)50.146825.1329
soft (not hard)50.867925.0333
analysis (not common sense)50.795236.99
technophile (not luddite)50.477329.7300
resistant (not resigned)50.6132331.9341
thick (not thin)50.662326.9220
flourishing (not traumatized)50.452626.625
blissful (not haunted)50.447229.231

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 (0.894)
  2. Donald Mallard (0.882)
  3. Alfred Pennyworth (0.876)
  4. Elsie Carson (0.873)
  5. Lucius Fox (0.871)
  6. Derrial Book (0.87)
  7. Rupert Giles (0.867)
  8. Minerva McGonagall (0.855)
  9. Jean-Luc Picard (0.853)
  10. William Somerset (0.851)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.77)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.7)
  3. The Deep (-0.687)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.687)
  5. Myrtle Wilson (-0.681)
  6. Ben Chang (-0.672)
  7. Jonah Ryan (-0.672)
  8. Dee Reynolds (-0.671)
  9. Janice Soprano (-0.67)
  10. Frank Gallagher (-0.669)

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: ESFJ (r = 0.61)
  2. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.61)
  3. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.58)
  4. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.57)
  5. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.56)
  6. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.55)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.54)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.54)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.53)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.48)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.48)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.37)
  13. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.35)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.3)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.28)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.28)
  17. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.28)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.27)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.26)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.26)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.19)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.04)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.04)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.07)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.11)


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