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Matt Saracen Personality Statistics

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. 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
straight (not queer)91.73011.355
respectful (not rude)90.53211.764
frugal (not lavish)88.2812.351
wholesome (not salacious)88.2369.214
loyal (not traitorous)88.124415.450
modest (not flamboyant)88.0159.145
reserved (not chatty)87.64713.556
kind (not cruel)87.615815.044
diligent (not lazy)87.432515.444
human (not animalistic)86.38912.446
family-first (not work-first)86.17417.057
humble (not arrogant)85.93414.255
penny-pincher (not overspender)85.7815.432
heroic (not villainous)85.521514.167
angelic (not demonic)85.46412.649
sane (not crazy)85.11712.014
soulful (not soulless)84.919317.742
works hard (not plays hard)84.911817.665
quiet (not loud)84.34316.849
workaholic (not slacker)84.132015.844
proper (not scandalous)84.05812.647
important (not irrelevant)84.027419.433
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)83.85312.723
vanilla (not kinky)83.63117.747
pure (not debased)83.46811.752
nurturing (not poisonous)83.414015.845
civilized (not barbaric)83.120015.556
persistent (not quitter)83.058215.822
genuine (not sarcastic)82.98721.656
reasonable (not deranged)82.99912.319
introvert (not extrovert)82.84415.656
rural (not urban)82.83023.525
😇 (not 😈)82.710613.216
low self esteem (not narcissistic)82.53212.218
obedient (not rebellious)82.34316.654
poor (not rich)81.75420.456
sensible (not ludicrous)81.69917.359
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)81.510624.347
egalitarian (not racist)81.342017.919
honorable (not cunning)81.111416.770
confidential (not gossiping)81.123719.454
private (not gregarious)80.912614.545
altruistic (not selfish)80.913715.661
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.912510.418
young (not old)80.625324.848
treasure (not trash)80.633918.637
well behaved (not mischievous)80.47518.249
complimentary (not insulting)80.311717.838
gendered (not androgynous)80.046716.141
healthy (not sickly)79.328317.153
subdued (not exuberant)79.31514.219
shy (not playful)79.21819.649
scheduled (not spontaneous)79.223815.753
innocent (not worldly)78.94816.649
meek (not bossy)78.66215.458
believable (not poorly-written)78.430515.39
devout (not heathen)78.27819.050
provincial (not cosmopolitan)78.16721.037
forgiving (not vengeful)77.816318.857
average (not deviant)77.52518.665
😊 (not 🤣)77.413723.313
self-conscious (not self-assured)77.44817.851
regular (not zany)77.23218.616
active (not slothful)77.250420.742
reliable (not experimental)77.117621.519
sober (not indulgent)76.97323.753
politically correct (not edgy)76.87218.945
gracious (not feisty)76.83322.844
serious (not playful)76.733015.641
moderate (not extreme)76.74219.471
valedictorian (not drop out)76.640614.022
hesitant (not decisive)76.54517.748
tame (not wild)76.59019.747
disarming (not creepy)76.326819.146
warm (not quarrelsome)76.214022.248
sweet (not bitter)76.218721.255
awkward (not suspicious)76.19419.247
tense (not relaxed)76.044317.851
attractive (not repulsive)76.048217.052
demure (not vain)76.07219.239
soft (not hard)75.814318.351
vulnerable (not armoured)75.69020.340
tight (not loose)75.631319.315
artistic (not scientific)75.517925.340
mild (not spicy)75.59021.660
competent (not incompetent)75.457319.351
statist (not anarchist)75.210911.513
deep (not shallow)75.222318.634
fixable (not unfixable)75.110714.615
cautious (not impulsive)75.117024.353
self-disciplined (not disorganized)75.053921.947
passive (not assertive)74.96216.757
romantic (not dispassionate)74.935024.820
traditional (not unorthodox)74.815026.644
Swedish (not Italian)74.77224.312
shy (not bold)74.73124.049
western (not eastern)74.510827.123
🤠 (not 🤑)74.422624.221
pacifist (not ferocious)74.312019.639
tasteful (not lewd)73.929023.038
driven (not unambitious)73.977720.255
submissive (not dominant)73.713020.140
unassuming (not pretentious)73.78227.315
guarded (not open)73.149718.156
thin (not thick)73.023521.245
vegan (not cannibal)73.020723.115
trusting (not suspicious)72.815623.455
warm (not cold)72.831024.540
feminist (not sexist)72.647721.329
classical (not avant-garde)72.521321.543
studious (not goof-off)72.453424.318
democratic (not authoritarian)72.321124.345
sheriff (not outlaw)72.326022.751
stoic (not expressive)72.117323.448
slovenly (not stylish)72.112616.861
insecure (not confident)72.19418.652
sheeple (not conspiracist)71.83221.151
patient (not impatient)71.814221.539
reclusive (not social)71.819618.933
🐿 (not 🦇)71.827425.213
anxious (not calm)71.730525.549
accepting (not judgemental)71.721423.755
🌟 (not 💩)71.755924.915
perceptive (not unobservant)71.669230.819
stuttering (not rhythmic)71.67420.316
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.545922.549
resolute (not wavering)71.240125.418
dorky (not cool)71.021429.026
serious (not bold)70.915820.656
rational (not whimsical)70.837121.848
repetitive (not varied)70.819217.747
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.725729.930
literary (not mathematical)70.625520.339
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.559821.448
soft (not hard)70.424020.955
minimalist (not pack rat)70.418624.928
low-tech (not high-tech)70.327321.843
resourceful (not helpless)70.075924.445
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.921422.453
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)69.816320.615
🏌 (not 🤺)69.65823.118
orderly (not chaotic)69.338523.764
equitable (not hypocritical)69.227825.448
apprentice (not master)69.018524.847
sorrowful (not cheery)68.937419.736
loveable (not punchable)68.841930.311
beautiful (not ugly)68.775321.852
go-getter (not slugabed)68.775024.118
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.522221.731
triggered (not trolling)68.434220.210
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)68.426531.837
legit (not scrub)68.163822.430
nonpolitical (not political)67.916424.651
🧕 (not 💃)67.910320.032
down2earth (not head@clouds)67.636528.653
theist (not atheist)67.617423.042
poetic (not factual)67.620919.117
ranged (not melee)67.518821.213
utilitarian (not decorative)67.444026.332
🧢 (not 🎩)67.333131.525
basic (not hipster)67.240628.950
real (not philosophical)67.243525.747
claustrophobic (not spelunker)67.211424.719
sad (not happy)67.143218.645
outsider (not insider)66.531325.848
reasoned (not instinctual)66.421826.762
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)66.136028.126
awkward (not charming)65.922123.648
trusting (not charming)65.918928.452
masculine (not feminine)65.856921.153
inspiring (not cringeworthy)65.842328.443
no-nonsense (not dramatic)65.730325.049
communal (not individualist)65.515630.660
📈 (not 📉)65.544425.013
high IQ (not low IQ)65.386021.543
domestic (not industrial)65.224626.344
roundabout (not direct)65.111423.952
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.017722.95
concrete (not abstract)64.939731.324
gatherer (not hunter)64.937326.321
noob (not pro)64.914523.519
beta (not alpha)64.827630.055
methodical (not astonishing)64.746922.352
oblivious (not alert)64.622526.417
unpolished (not eloquent)64.529028.049
luddite (not technophile)64.230220.642
prestigious (not disreputable)64.254521.653
tactful (not indiscreet)64.151227.322
🥰 (not 🙃)63.935231.827
good-humored (not angry)63.846623.553
👟 (not 🥾)63.737331.826
knowledgeable (not ignorant)63.570224.917
folksy (not presidential)63.534829.920
straightforward (not cryptic)63.362225.256
fresh (not stinky)63.367125.327
literal (not metaphorical)63.248028.149
introspective (not not introspective)63.154928.430
neat (not messy)62.963024.747
intellectual (not physical)62.764726.352
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)62.769525.826
builder (not explorer)62.636823.350
lost (not enlightened)62.642027.912
🤔 (not 🤫)62.342725.815
💝 (not 💔)62.240230.229
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)62.238622.923
chaste (not lustful)62.130523.036
mature (not juvenile)61.654626.654
existentialist (not nihilist)61.349621.835
🐮 (not 🐷)61.240722.816
secretive (not open-book)61.263627.722
emotional (not logical)61.152026.050
pronatalist (not child free)60.925628.733
dry (not moist)60.938723.614
monochrome (not multicolored)60.742829.637
intimate (not formal)60.641732.927
mundane (not extraordinary)60.519529.451
🐒 (not 🐩)60.539629.121
self-improving (not self-destructive)60.537829.615
🧗 (not 🛌)60.363329.326
English (not German)60.196232.015
open-minded (not close-minded)59.959422.841
chill (not offended)59.930925.613
historical (not modern)59.740125.360
libertarian (not socialist)59.442824.342
open to new experinces (not uncreative)59.481128.946
strict (not lenient)59.357526.353
unlucky (not fortunate)59.345326.764
monastic (not hedonist)59.325921.719
curious (not apathetic)59.278626.542
Greek (not Roman)59.223427.713
independent (not codependent)58.868229.355
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.737925.916
preppy (not punk rock)58.564425.413
practical (not imaginative)58.368929.753
wise (not foolish)58.160322.944
official (not backdoor)58.142328.146
metrosexual (not macho)58.165224.614
glad (not mad)58.039127.818
😬 (not 😏)58.036831.621
unprepared (not hoarder)57.827923.347
🧠 (not 💪)57.680029.325
🤐 (not 😜)57.652931.618
tall (not short)57.562521.238
scholarly (not crafty)57.538326.466
permanent (not transient)57.458528.138
cooperative (not competitive)57.336731.559
conventional (not creative)57.343834.847
off-key (not musical)57.155821.815
🥴 (not 🥳)57.056528.123
geriatric (not vibrant)56.924227.610
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.533227.536
traumatized (not flourishing)56.573620.921
impartial (not biased)56.413128.047
conservative (not liberal)56.434926.519
subjective (not objective)56.347129.728
humorless (not funny)56.139122.749
genius (not dunce)55.981321.968
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.956129.222
chortling (not giggling)55.973227.616
enslaved (not emancipated)55.824127.830
lighthearted (not intense)55.831831.412
nerd (not jock)55.668924.345
French (not Russian)55.570424.018
fast (not slow)55.485726.837
optimistic (not pessimistic)55.354828.957
hurried (not leisurely)55.265727.251
idealist (not realist)55.252028.632
oppressed (not privileged)55.235327.815
linear (not circular)55.250830.316
🐐 (not 🦒)55.178631.923
neurotypical (not autistic)55.0102628.937
tiresome (not interesting)54.824728.146
sage (not whippersnapper)54.851029.818
clumsy (not coordinated)54.736628.352
sturdy (not flimsy)54.785530.115
rigid (not flexible)54.466727.842
👽 (not 🤡)54.462624.724
depressed (not bright)54.350323.449
😭 (not 😀)54.057728.625
🦄 (not 🐴)54.048836.519
careful (not brave)53.937729.152
sheltered (not street-smart)53.842530.440
miserable (not joyful)53.873723.626
🤖 (not 👻)53.852630.717
resigned (not resistant)53.616427.767
first-mate (not captain)53.362030.749
blacksmith (not tailor)53.143128.220
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.062830.453
refined (not rugged)52.971624.441
weird (not normal)52.976724.537
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.843327.734
efficient (not overprepared)52.697623.716
morning lark (not night owl)52.445331.442
🐘 (not 🐀)52.264331.128
skeptical (not spiritual)52.193727.149
moody (not stable)52.185629.145
sleepy (not frenzied)52.114727.320
arcane (not mainstream)52.073227.448
simple (not complicated)52.036530.654
precise (not vague)52.087527.553
consistent (not variable)52.079030.220
specialist (not generalist)51.882227.633
🧐 (not 😎)51.757923.517
purple (not orange)51.665027.242
scruffy (not manicured)51.546332.152
smooth (not rough)51.464426.748
gloomy (not sunny)51.472826.210
mighty (not puny)51.293424.145
involved (not remote)51.2102728.744
mysterious (not unambiguous)51.255129.761
compersive (not jealous)51.163126.734
freelance (not corporate)51.173631.617
obsessed (not aloof)51.096225.349
bookish (not sporty)50.281825.564
theoretical (not empirical)50.346126.147

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 (0.856)
  2. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (0.783)
  3. William Mason (0.782)
  4. Samwise Gamgee (0.769)
  5. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (0.768)
  1. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.693)
  2. Robert California (-0.686)
  3. Logan Delos (-0.678)
  4. Eric Cartman (-0.677)
  5. Erlich Bachman (-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: ENTP (r = 0.71)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.7)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.67)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.64)
  5. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.52)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.44)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.34)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.33)
  9. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.29)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.23)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.22)
  12. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.16)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.09)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.08)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.06)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.05)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.01)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.08)
  19. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.11)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.18)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.28)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.33)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.54)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.55)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.72)


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