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Tywin Lannister Personality Statistics

Tywin Lannister is a character from Game of Thrones. 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
privileged (not oppressed)97.966.824
hard (not soft)96.237.0262
dominant (not submissive)96.1128.9289
serious (not playful)95.967.7242
narcissistic (not low self esteem)95.897.718
political (not nonpolitical)95.6510.1271
rich (not poor)95.53813.5273
intense (not lighthearted)95.2108.916
hard (not soft)95.138.353
cold (not warm)94.8911.7236
bossy (not meek)94.71911.9262
strict (not lenient)94.6139.4261
bitter (not sweet)94.3119.0303
competitive (not cooperative)94.1329.6262
driven (not unambitious)94.15413.8228
judgemental (not accepting)93.82610.5205
scheduled (not spontaneous)93.7119.4250
authoritarian (not democratic)93.52015.8258
assertive (not passive)93.32213.8252
dispassionate (not romantic)92.726.313
bold (not shy)92.610611.7252
vengeful (not forgiving)92.54410.8263
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.47214.5238
captain (not first-mate)92.43714.0243
deliberate (not spontaneous)92.21913.6256
studious (not goof-off)92.23817.239
decisive (not hesitant)92.01613.5262
secretive (not open-book)91.7299.120
coordinated (not clumsy)91.55613.8268
ferocious (not pacifist)91.43815.0278
worldly (not innocent)91.31511.4242
masculine (not feminine)91.18413.2270
suspicious (not trusting)91.14012.8285
old (not young)91.11811.3240
master (not apprentice)91.16716.2109
arrogant (not humble)91.07716.2253
cruel (not kind)91.03212.6250
gloomy (not sunny)90.91615.021
soulless (not soulful)90.81413.373
alpha (not beta)90.67619.0256
quarrelsome (not warm)90.55712.1256
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)90.51720.3225
rigid (not flexible)90.32415.8289
conservative (not liberal)90.31016.053
sturdy (not flimsy)90.23815.527
guarded (not open)90.15114.5255
suspicious (not awkward)90.01212.7264
concrete (not abstract)90.0419.736
😈 (not 😇)89.94819.240
diligent (not lazy)89.623115.5236
poisonous (not nurturing)89.64816.599
armoured (not vulnerable)89.52215.5229
corporate (not freelance)89.51413.016
🙃 (not 🥰)89.21315.459
tight (not loose)89.04017.925
workaholic (not slacker)88.916519.775
resolute (not wavering)88.92713.345
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)88.76920.239
presidential (not folksy)88.42416.924
skeptical (not spiritual)88.23617.0228
linear (not circular)88.2213.720
selfish (not altruistic)88.08617.7284
demonic (not angelic)88.04515.0259
💔 (not 💝)87.91918.067
logical (not emotional)87.82319.2271
pretentious (not unassuming)87.84112.142
punchable (not loveable)87.66118.116
methodical (not astonishing)87.51517.6262
formal (not intimate)87.42818.975
angry (not good-humored)87.23216.3242
cunning (not honorable)87.17019.6301
confident (not insecure)86.810022.8252
humorless (not funny)86.52118.5254
self-assured (not self-conscious)86.54722.1229
high IQ (not low IQ)86.525817.9227
direct (not roundabout)86.410020.1248
highbrow (not lowbrow)86.32320.5207
gendered (not androgynous)86.118821.8129
precise (not vague)85.67620.3205
close-minded (not open-minded)85.64220.7274
biased (not impartial)85.27021.9234
neat (not messy)85.113120.4218
🎩 (not 🧢)85.111527.944
rational (not whimsical)85.06424.1249
persistent (not quitter)85.048622.334
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)84.95029.2231
tense (not relaxed)84.918021.1266
scientific (not artistic)84.89716.0263
chortling (not giggling)84.81916.224
independent (not codependent)84.613024.9278
villainous (not heroic)84.66817.3283
Roman (not Greek)84.6418.617
perceptive (not unobservant)84.530725.424
insulting (not complimentary)84.47319.067
eloquent (not unpolished)84.313521.5191
miserable (not joyful)84.37020.140
manicured (not scruffy)84.227120.4270
practical (not imaginative)83.98321.6233
straight (not queer)83.923224.1121
dry (not moist)83.72426.712
stoic (not expressive)83.53921.9238
hunter (not gatherer)83.414720.415
sexist (not feminist)83.36921.854
🤑 (not 🤠)83.37924.842
debased (not pure)83.210621.4240
historical (not modern)82.95021.4201
🤐 (not 😜)82.64423.833
mature (not juvenile)82.613125.464
thick-skinned (not sensitive)82.44726.2254
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.39821.7193
🥴 (not 🥳)82.23026.738
valedictorian (not drop out)81.528421.333
tall (not short)81.411818.3228
competent (not incompetent)81.438725.6224
orderly (not chaotic)81.014326.7252
empirical (not theoretical)81.0924.3270
🧐 (not 😎)80.85428.325
active (not slothful)80.738423.3247
insider (not outsider)80.72323.0194
traditional (not unorthodox)80.76928.473
mighty (not puny)80.625124.8228
reserved (not chatty)80.511722.3248
builder (not explorer)80.53320.9279
resourceful (not helpless)80.543125.472
mad (not glad)80.313325.536
extreme (not moderate)80.227624.2207
vain (not demure)80.115324.4257
industrial (not domestic)79.75124.565
cannibal (not vegan)79.713125.219
individualist (not communal)79.617623.582
geriatric (not vibrant)79.51727.321
deviant (not average)79.419922.1172
intellectual (not physical)79.328922.9279
utilitarian (not decorative)79.211428.671
salacious (not wholesome)79.114628.139
hoarder (not unprepared)79.05220.7207
racist (not egalitarian)79.03428.841
consistent (not variable)78.911011.816
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)78.67930.026
sorrowful (not cheery)78.513618.0231
feisty (not gracious)78.429025.0203
offended (not chill)78.418628.019
alert (not oblivious)78.228925.333
factual (not poetic)77.813120.319
sheriff (not outlaw)77.617529.3257
cautious (not impulsive)77.513624.1244
basic (not hipster)77.515925.5226
no-nonsense (not dramatic)77.510328.5112
unfixable (not fixable)77.59128.313
works hard (not plays hard)77.432429.6233
💩 (not 🌟)77.18127.642
focused on the future (not focused on the present)76.94923.8271
confidential (not gossiping)76.734727.1280
refined (not rugged)76.623726.0263
neurotypical (not autistic)76.527524.5248
🥾 (not 👟)76.513929.137
🧠 (not 💪)76.337925.650
genius (not dunce)76.231423.6269
private (not gregarious)75.921925.6217
monochrome (not multicolored)75.912027.679
🐴 (not 🦄)75.914434.331
permanent (not transient)75.611626.7121
patriotic (not unpatriotic)75.626230.840
🦇 (not 🐿)75.613534.831
classical (not avant-garde)75.214628.262
sad (not happy)75.019419.6241
resistant (not resigned)74.927229.3256
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)74.912726.4209
wise (not foolish)74.825027.0250
stylish (not slovenly)74.735027.1248
mathematical (not literary)74.710126.5249
uncreative (not open to new experinces)74.57025.6248
go-getter (not slugabed)74.156433.946
pessimistic (not optimistic)73.918125.0254
reasoned (not instinctual)73.810529.1251
real (not philosophical)73.721326.7157
emancipated (not enslaved)73.629530.0236
atheist (not theist)73.525431.054
literal (not metaphorical)73.416326.8231
pro (not noob)73.454133.749
slow-talking (not fast-talking)73.47826.018
trash (not treasure)73.08132.149
serious (not bold)72.911730.5259
charming (not trusting)72.723220.1200
believable (not poorly-written)72.658531.624
complicated (not simple)72.640230.1252
spicy (not mild)72.539625.6262
Russian (not French)72.38632.225
realist (not idealist)72.218334.174
libertarian (not socialist)72.09532.3204
rhythmic (not stuttering)71.845732.026
calm (not anxious)71.314327.9247
pronatalist (not child free)71.311730.0203
jock (not nerd)71.024127.7229
preppy (not punk rock)70.940833.122
hypocritical (not equitable)70.622230.187
important (not irrelevant)70.571830.968
cool (not dorky)70.134424.935
obsessed (not aloof)70.034433.0234
reclusive (not social)70.022124.368
😭 (not 😀)69.718630.448
rude (not respectful)69.624128.3263
macho (not metrosexual)69.618825.818
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.426529.636
repulsive (not attractive)69.313628.1273
🤖 (not 👻)69.219133.537
🧕 (not 💃)69.18326.471
urban (not rural)68.951531.754
street-smart (not sheltered)68.748931.5206
western (not eastern)68.723532.368
conventional (not creative)68.623031.7255
involved (not remote)68.651532.3252
🐷 (not 🐮)68.312633.648
sarcastic (not genuine)68.133130.7239
impatient (not patient)68.149133.5117
traitorous (not loyal)68.014831.9250
fortunate (not unlucky)67.819426.7259
knowledgeable (not ignorant)67.861130.927
fast (not slow)67.656227.1241
crazy (not sane)67.335631.228
bookish (not sporty)67.054327.0229
creepy (not disarming)67.015831.5109
🐩 (not 🐒)66.934434.036
repetitive (not varied)66.731029.2111
enlightened (not lost)66.724631.821
frenzied (not sleepy)66.669420.719
extraordinary (not mundane)66.558428.3236
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.438535.9237
charming (not awkward)66.251828.2266
apathetic (not curious)66.08131.1237
prestigious (not disreputable)66.050333.1198
sober (not indulgent)65.727433.7232
luddite (not technophile)65.627628.6220
efficient (not overprepared)65.650235.919
careful (not brave)65.416928.2244
😬 (not 😏)65.321336.243
ugly (not beautiful)65.211530.470
animalistic (not human)64.815932.2214
sage (not whippersnapper)64.626830.619
off-key (not musical)64.533132.021
lavish (not frugal)64.435032.6245
🤺 (not 🏌)64.468134.734
jealous (not compersive)64.136731.5211
statist (not anarchist)63.537935.656
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)63.545731.947
mischievous (not well behaved)63.257634.2254
tactful (not indiscreet)63.055036.128
nihilist (not existentialist)62.815931.967
healthy (not sickly)62.776530.4282
cosmopolitan (not provincial)62.737337.4229
rough (not smooth)62.438035.5236
tailor (not blacksmith)62.062134.224
specialist (not generalist)61.850532.461
📈 (not 📉)61.858236.936
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.335131.021
penny-pincher (not overspender)61.050234.754
arcane (not mainstream)60.849333.9240
🐐 (not 🦒)60.459131.065
edgy (not politically correct)60.356532.7252
charismatic (not uninspiring)60.189432.8199
straightforward (not cryptic)59.875234.7225
interesting (not tiresome)59.878532.5222
cringeworthy (not inspiring)59.438235.465
orange (not purple)59.338436.1199
scrub (not legit)59.316835.460
flourishing (not traumatized)58.726233.217
ranged (not melee)58.448035.123
playful (not shy)58.380123.8248
objective (not subjective)58.233535.470
crafty (not scholarly)58.164233.0264
sensible (not ludicrous)57.763036.0261
🤡 (not 👽)57.637039.827
heathen (not devout)57.242033.4246
proper (not scandalous)57.153337.2227
thin (not thick)56.965930.6178
introspective (not not introspective)56.972735.864
reliable (not experimental)56.861337.319
extrovert (not introvert)56.367231.6244
work-first (not family-first)56.357838.8267
rebellious (not obedient)56.171933.1237
regular (not zany)55.840028.330
🐀 (not 🐘)55.748139.447
🧗 (not 🛌)55.774738.163
flamboyant (not modest)55.651734.7271
official (not backdoor)55.347034.9253
kinky (not vanilla)55.257132.1219
wild (not tame)55.071331.7218
🤣 (not 😊)55.042227.341
stinky (not fresh)54.933034.554
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.973629.518
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)54.786432.823
tasteful (not lewd)54.679233.0266
hurried (not leisurely)54.368030.5244
monastic (not hedonist)54.239833.123
pack rat (not minimalist)54.047236.530
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)53.544836.924
English (not German)53.4109941.414
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.362932.770
stable (not moody)53.136334.8243
bright (not depressed)53.064330.6200
low-tech (not high-tech)52.963833.2212
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.942337.7175
shallow (not deep)52.641933.357
🤔 (not 🤫)52.577634.230
self-destructive (not self-improving)52.367638.122
morning lark (not night owl)52.246132.5188
unambiguous (not mysterious)52.170935.1277
deranged (not reasonable)51.952929.731
triggered (not trolling)51.886631.825
subdued (not exuberant)51.647938.39
barbaric (not civilized)51.339132.8235
Italian (not Swedish)51.168637.215
chaste (not lustful)51.052733.4244
loud (not quiet)50.272331.8253
weird (not normal)50.580730.3259

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Coriolanus Snow (0.907)
  2. Thomas Matthews (0.902)
  3. Agent Smith (0.893)
  4. Firelord Ozai (0.883)
  5. Terry Benedict (0.882)
  1. Rex (-0.726)
  2. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.712)
  3. Nelson Bighetti (-0.699)
  4. Flounder (-0.696)
  5. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.692)

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 = 0.77)
  2. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.77)
  3. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.75)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.74)
  5. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.72)
  6. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.69)
  7. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.68)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.6)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.58)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.56)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.55)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.53)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.53)
  14. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.47)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.46)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.46)
  17. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.44)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.29)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.27)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.27)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.25)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.25)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.19)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.08)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.09)


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