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Matt Saracen Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Matt Saracen is a character from Friday Night Lights.

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
not genocidal (not genocidal)91.63711.611
straight (not queer)91.34011.263
respectful (not rude)90.04512.169
loyal (not traitorous)88.533715.551
reserved (not chatty)88.36413.056
wholesome (not salacious)87.8468.714
kind (not cruel)87.124116.454
😇 (not 😈)87.06913.022
diligent (not lazy)86.652115.653
frugal (not lavish)86.61614.160
modest (not flamboyant)86.52913.152
family-first (not work-first)86.310816.666
works hard (not plays hard)86.112016.168
human (not animalistic)85.912513.051
motivated (not unmotivated)85.956218.515
heroic (not villainous)85.530513.971
persistent (not quitter)85.172314.728
hard-work (not natural-talent)84.92212.135
angelic (not demonic)84.710112.455
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)84.75512.627
humble (not arrogant)84.66417.555
nurturing (not poisonous)84.615315.349
thrifty (not extravagant)84.51610.735
protagonist (not antagonist)84.321520.721
love-focused (not money-focused)84.231424.113
soulful (not soulless)84.132319.848
sane (not crazy)84.13811.519
grateful (not entitled)83.96811.716
penny-pincher (not overspender)83.82115.640
giving (not receiving)83.713123.116
pure (not debased)83.49011.853
generous (not stingy)83.413218.635
quiet (not loud)83.39516.355
obedient (not rebellious)83.25317.262
proper (not scandalous)83.09613.150
important (not irrelevant)83.049419.934
civilized (not barbaric)82.831615.961
clean (not perverted)82.727522.524
introvert (not extrovert)82.49316.859
genuine (not sarcastic)82.412020.862
workaholic (not slacker)82.456019.056
honorable (not cunning)82.312517.876
reasonable (not deranged)82.016018.527
believable (not poorly-written)82.023415.013
altruistic (not selfish)81.816715.962
confidential (not gossiping)81.734518.763
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)81.612323.750
rural (not urban)81.65023.230
😊 (not 🤣)81.610320.028
poor (not rich)81.410219.860
innocent (not worldly)81.24914.756
sensible (not ludicrous)81.115118.261
lover (not fighter)81.012819.520
complimentary (not insulting)80.914517.343
vanilla (not kinky)80.79120.751
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.519912.424
white knight (not bad boy)80.424327.714
private (not gregarious)80.322614.152
subdued (not exuberant)80.31913.823
cheesy (not chic)80.311719.117
gendered (not androgynous)80.060920.144
meek (not bossy)79.97115.066
young (not old)79.841026.851
well behaved (not mischievous)79.812719.953
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.632815.358
timid (not cocky)79.65324.417
regular (not zany)79.53118.421
devoted (not unfaithful)79.379221.226
🤠 (not 🤑)79.319417.935
rock (not rap)79.134011.415
egalitarian (not racist)79.078322.226
treasure (not trash)79.064319.242
shy (not playful)78.54219.559
average (not deviant)78.52718.268
dog person (not cat person)78.416123.716
devout (not heathen)78.39618.752
empath (not psychopath)78.338224.626
stuttering (not rhythmic)77.74516.321
on-time (not tardy)77.755422.135
flower child (not goth)77.537519.319
🎃 (not 💀)77.412722.329
moderate (not extreme)77.15318.278
healthy (not sickly)77.150020.155
forgiving (not vengeful)77.025718.859
low self esteem (not narcissistic)76.910220.923
sober (not indulgent)76.810424.858
disarming (not creepy)76.837619.346
reliable (not experimental)76.825224.723
awkward (not suspicious)76.612019.151
fixable (not unfixable)76.69814.218
politically correct (not edgy)76.412819.850
transparent (not machiavellian)76.39919.717
main character (not side character)76.346316.13
gracious (not feisty)76.35021.456
hesitant (not decisive)76.26217.251
attractive (not repulsive)76.176216.860
self-conscious (not self-assured)76.18218.460
tame (not wild)76.015519.053
tense (not relaxed)75.866019.462
provincial (not cosmopolitan)75.810725.444
🐿 (not 🦇)75.730323.430
western (not eastern)75.716124.929
mild (not spicy)75.613621.367
sweet (not bitter)75.631222.663
vintage (not trendy)75.651215.323
deep (not epic)75.64916.823
warm (not quarrelsome)75.521422.057
active (not slothful)75.485923.443
artistic (not scientific)75.329423.851
serious (not playful)75.351816.542
passive (not assertive)75.17916.262
traditional (not unorthodox)75.019925.648
demure (not vain)74.912021.242
cautious (not impulsive)74.726424.161
🌟 (not 💩)74.779627.423
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)74.715121.219
competent (not incompetent)74.589322.157
shy (not bold)74.35623.953
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.280223.450
vulnerable (not armoured)74.215320.348
deep (not shallow)74.238619.837
tasteful (not lewd)74.038822.045
monotone (not expressive)73.812722.114
pacifist (not ferocious)73.620019.547
normie (not freak)73.616125.035
guarded (not open)73.574518.657
thin (not thick)73.531120.849
yes-man (not contrarian)73.58122.915
submissive (not dominant)73.420019.842
chivalrous (not businesslike)73.422326.234
warm (not cold)73.247524.247
pointed (not random)73.174122.827
feminist (not sexist)72.975520.634
studious (not goof-off)72.876422.628
tight (not loose)72.853422.220
soft (not hard)72.731121.062
romantic (not dispassionate)72.760322.833
trusting (not suspicious)72.622423.957
sheriff (not outlaw)72.638422.353
accepting (not judgemental)72.629423.764
stoic (not expressive)72.523423.349
water (not fire)72.522526.423
democratic (not authoritarian)72.429123.847
reclusive (not social)72.230020.637
bashful (not exhibitionist)72.28422.822
sheeple (not conspiracist)72.23121.449
minimalist (not pack rat)72.120723.634
driven (not unambitious)72.1121420.759
insecure (not confident)72.014418.963
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.959828.811
rational (not whimsical)71.848721.651
anxious (not calm)71.547024.851
serious (not bold)71.522520.161
literary (not mathematical)71.337720.342
factual (not exaggerating)71.237129.024
slovenly (not stylish)71.119717.865
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.935629.539
Swedish (not Italian)70.820828.013
gullible (not cynical)70.721119.711
attentive (not interrupting)70.538122.722
statist (not anarchist)70.428815.917
beautiful (not ugly)70.4111820.156
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.331321.558
low-tech (not high-tech)70.138821.947
classical (not avant-garde)69.936924.444
unassuming (not pretentious)69.918527.717
repetitive (not varied)69.829218.953
loveable (not punchable)69.860030.018
perceptive (not unobservant)69.8111730.321
equitable (not hypocritical)69.639725.150
legit (not scrub)69.588422.233
unchallenging (not demanding)69.211127.234
orderly (not chaotic)69.156523.967
patient (not impatient)69.124822.948
realistic (not fantastical)69.154023.615
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.098122.556
accommodating (not stubborn)69.013732.927
reassuring (not fearmongering)69.054830.411
🥵 (not 🥶)68.837627.334
valedictorian (not drop out)68.685623.825
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.672125.648
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.530221.632
dorky (not cool)68.438528.733
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)68.439131.641
apprentice (not master)68.327625.954
resourceful (not helpless)68.3119824.955
triggered (not trolling)68.353318.912
good-cook (not bad-cook)68.328119.118
one-faced (not two-faced)68.382930.929
outsider (not insider)68.238025.354
English (not German)68.2111829.622
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.151529.850
sorrowful (not cheery)68.062820.644
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.959627.750
vegan (not cannibal)67.949729.222
poetic (not factual)67.929420.521
soft (not hard)67.843924.158
slow-talking (not fast-talking)67.818324.810
centrist (not radical)67.715126.316
resolute (not wavering)67.576427.022
emotional (not unemotional)67.590827.616
common sense (not analysis)67.414027.016
no-nonsense (not dramatic)67.339724.054
wooden (not plastic)67.372627.628
theist (not atheist)67.025324.346
utilitarian (not decorative)67.063727.243
folksy (not presidential)67.042028.025
trusting (not charming)66.924728.454
innocent (not jaded)66.824923.117
basic (not hipster)66.757229.353
ranged (not melee)66.725520.118
nonpolitical (not political)66.626924.257
concrete (not abstract)66.553230.530
🥰 (not 🙃)66.348731.145
🏌 (not 🤺)66.311428.329
tactful (not indiscreet)66.065726.329
💝 (not 💔)65.950730.247
knowledgeable (not ignorant)65.9101025.123
thinker (not doer)65.923125.929
masculine (not feminine)65.890021.256
introspective (not not introspective)65.875627.538
go-getter (not slugabed)65.7128124.924
claustrophobic (not spelunker)65.719725.924
reasoned (not instinctual)65.535027.366
sad (not happy)65.573519.847
haunted (not blissful)65.587421.426
concise (not long-winded)65.439528.424
real (not philosophical)65.370526.852
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)65.336223.532
high IQ (not low IQ)65.2133122.349
domestic (not industrial)65.135225.348
awkward (not charming)65.033323.151
methodical (not astonishing)65.068822.156
sexual (not asexual)64.992324.026
literal (not metaphorical)64.763327.750
fresh (not stinky)64.798524.531
🤔 (not 🤫)64.650928.121
princess (not queen)64.633825.717
🧕 (not 💃)64.522725.244
communal (not individualist)64.425430.667
beta (not alpha)64.242429.357
predictable (not quirky)64.239533.712
straightforward (not cryptic)64.089425.360
roundabout (not direct)64.018224.258
🐮 (not 🐷)64.045620.924
good-humored (not angry)63.973624.361
🤐 (not 😜)63.960430.329
overachiever (not underachiever)63.8123823.725
🧢 (not 🎩)63.660632.034
luddite (not technophile)63.444420.945
neutral (not opinionated)63.47329.729
dry (not moist)63.247323.120
everyman (not chosen one)63.244131.016
unpolished (not eloquent)63.142029.451
oblivious (not alert)63.034125.922
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.057923.527
gatherer (not hunter)63.056227.727
prestigious (not disreputable)62.888721.959
naive (not paranoid)62.731328.832
builder (not explorer)62.452723.656
📈 (not 📉)62.488625.728
pronatalist (not child free)62.332928.841
oxymoron (not tautology)62.239725.715
emotional (not logical)62.074125.353
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)61.866829.439
chaste (not lustful)61.748123.039
mature (not juvenile)61.782627.962
mundane (not extraordinary)61.625828.854
secretive (not open-book)61.697827.131
tall (not short)61.582922.661
dramatic (not comedic)61.4107022.620
👟 (not 🥾)61.365230.538
neat (not messy)61.296724.150
noob (not pro)61.126123.028
rustic (not cultured)61.041530.213
monochrome (not multicolored)60.963728.046
🧗 (not 🛌)60.799131.740
intellectual (not physical)60.6103826.957
self-improving (not self-destructive)60.657126.919
wise (not foolish)60.484321.545
sage (not whippersnapper)60.253927.223
lost (not enlightened)60.071824.823
lighthearted (not intense)60.038233.021
open-minded (not close-minded)59.992222.843
reactive (not proactive)59.862326.210
libertarian (not socialist)59.755323.645
historical (not modern)59.662324.870
intimate (not formal)59.670931.931
often crying (not never cries)59.460119.924
existentialist (not nihilist)59.292822.439
distant (not touchy-feely)59.283422.618
conventional (not creative)59.161534.152
🤖 (not 👻)59.160228.427
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)59.1119829.445
stoic (not hypochondriac)59.088426.017
monastic (not hedonist)58.842422.622
sturdy (not flimsy)58.8115931.621
strict (not lenient)58.785225.759
scholarly (not crafty)58.754726.370
unlucky (not fortunate)58.675426.370
official (not backdoor)58.661829.354
summer (not winter)58.677032.920
consistent (not variable)58.494031.732
practical (not imaginative)58.3103729.158
glad (not mad)58.360027.127
independent (not codependent)58.2108230.058
humorless (not funny)58.155821.355
preppy (not punk rock)58.198625.720
unprepared (not hoarder)57.844323.752
geriatric (not vibrant)57.734125.914
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.668531.029
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.664425.517
🐐 (not 🦒)57.5105230.137
ADHD (not OCD)57.556627.520
curious (not apathetic)57.4127426.947
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.440127.540
🐒 (not 🐩)57.467430.535
profound (not ironic)57.466428.520
neurotypical (not autistic)57.3137128.041
linear (not circular)57.367130.423
🧠 (not 💪)57.1125131.842
Coke (not Pepsi)57.060834.424
open to new experinces (not uncreative)56.9133729.950
subjective (not objective)56.668230.331
🥴 (not 🥳)56.689727.036
blacksmith (not tailor)56.559527.428
prudish (not flirtatious)56.568327.421
😬 (not 😏)56.458931.132
Greek (not Roman)56.447330.017
traumatized (not flourishing)56.4116124.432
conservative (not liberal)56.352228.321
pensive (not serene)56.3143931.819
genius (not dunce)56.2126621.471
chill (not offended)56.159924.523
twitchy (not still)56.1104130.332
rigid (not flexible)56.091228.153
realistic (not ambitious)56.056232.628
enslaved (not emancipated)55.934628.031
desperate (not high standards)55.954729.044
indie (not pop)55.9114823.210
cooperative (not competitive)55.861430.961
optimistic (not pessimistic)55.882129.866
off-key (not musical)55.889522.717
clumsy (not coordinated)55.653527.957
hurried (not leisurely)55.699528.156
fast (not slow)55.5132926.142
permanent (not transient)55.593127.939
French (not Russian)55.5107724.820
involved (not remote)54.9142728.752
miserable (not joyful)54.8106923.028
impartial (not biased)54.724828.852
tiresome (not interesting)54.733628.150
skeptical (not spiritual)54.5135128.352
nerd (not jock)54.5107323.852
corporate (not freelance)54.571031.626
🧐 (not 😎)54.479527.526
😀 (not 😭)53.984731.634
sleepy (not frenzied)53.916628.424
resigned (not resistant)53.822628.170
🐘 (not 🐀)53.885332.137
idealist (not realist)53.684228.640
purple (not orange)53.587227.746
gloomy (not sunny)53.5104324.322
careful (not brave)53.457428.756
sheltered (not street-smart)53.465229.843
badass (not weakass)53.2143927.629
weird (not normal)52.9115224.140
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.969329.236
depressed (not bright)52.887824.551
precise (not vague)52.6133027.056
obsessed (not aloof)52.5140825.056
scruffy (not manicured)52.568632.155
oppressed (not privileged)52.363929.821
morning lark (not night owl)52.271331.343
sugarcoated (not frank)52.236729.422
simple (not complicated)52.050529.257
🐴 (not 🦄)52.0111735.430
metrosexual (not macho)52.0120723.621
refined (not rugged)51.8110024.844
sporty (not bookish)51.874425.770
specialist (not generalist)51.8126727.633
arcane (not mainstream)51.7114028.652
first-mate (not captain)51.797031.152
prideful (not envious)51.7163526.330
🎨 (not 🏀)51.7119430.337
rough (not smooth)51.694525.954
opinionated (not jealous)51.5157324.523
muddy (not washed)51.468435.521
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.3104529.957
👽 (not 🤡)51.3111627.533
gamer (not non-gamer)51.369830.523
moody (not stable)51.2133128.550
theoretical (not empirical)51.169327.651
chortling (not giggling)51.0129828.519
interested (not bored)50.9156927.227
puny (not mighty)50.853323.548
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.2110629.161
air (not earth)50.860229.019
overprepared (not efficient)50.344327.021
always down (not picky)50.377930.715
compersive (not jealous)50.6101327.037

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Peeta Mellark (0.854)
  2. Aimee Finecky (0.817)
  3. Connell (0.8)
  4. William Mason (0.78)
  5. Dr. John Watson (0.779)
  6. Samwise Gamgee (0.776)
  7. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (0.773)
  8. Harvey Kinkle (0.766)
  9. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.764)
  10. Konstantin 'Kostya' Levin (0.763)
  1. Eric Cartman (-0.687)
  2. Robert California (-0.686)
  3. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.681)
  4. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.679)
  5. Sean Parker (-0.663)
  6. Roman Roy (-0.662)
  7. Erlich Bachman (-0.651)
  8. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (-0.643)
  9. Logan Delos (-0.642)
  10. Krusty the Clown (-0.638)

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 Matt Saracen to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Matt Saracen is described identify as.

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


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