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Samwell Tarly Personality Statistics

Samwell Tarly 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
kind (not cruel)97.516.0266
bookish (not sporty)97.536.4267
loyal (not traitorous)96.797.9263
😇 (not 😈)96.119.039
nerd (not jock)93.9459.6291
humble (not arrogant)93.829.6285
intellectual (not physical)93.52414.6290
wholesome (not salacious)93.4414.952
low self esteem (not narcissistic)93.318.028
devoted (not unfaithful)93.05510.223
soulful (not soulless)92.82411.676
respectful (not rude)92.51511.4278
warm (not cold)92.21913.5241
cooperative (not competitive)92.1312.8244
angelic (not demonic)91.6910.9264
complimentary (not insulting)91.2311.879
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)91.2159.431
civilized (not barbaric)91.04511.5242
human (not animalistic)90.91013.9258
heroic (not villainous)90.87812.5274
🧠 (not 💪)90.86115.354
not genocidal (not genocidal)90.64116.946
nurturing (not poisonous)90.53215.6124
sweet (not bitter)90.32812.7237
one-faced (not two-faced)90.33218.543
empath (not psychopath)90.02520.725
good-humored (not angry)89.93913.3224
egalitarian (not racist)89.610515.557
flower child (not goth)89.66110.627
warm (not quarrelsome)89.51314.5273
emotional (not unemotional)89.57717.836
genuine (not sarcastic)89.42416.4247
forgiving (not vengeful)89.13013.7240
democratic (not authoritarian)89.1316.6256
timid (not cocky)89.1515.030
🎨 (not 🏀)88.48121.222
pure (not debased)88.32215.1265
generous (not stingy)88.33911.326
altruistic (not selfish)88.23015.7259
accepting (not judgemental)88.22816.3201
first-mate (not captain)88.03317.9261
honorable (not cunning)87.43219.0276
feminist (not sexist)87.415315.748
demure (not vain)87.3115.8244
scholarly (not crafty)87.32519.3257
love-focused (not money-focused)86.918021.930
thick (not thin)86.73518.1203
treasure (not trash)86.616518.972
meek (not bossy)86.51915.5290
soft (not hard)86.54016.7276
innocent (not jaded)86.12413.951
beta (not alpha)86.13717.7234
modest (not flamboyant)85.93218.4290
grateful (not entitled)85.74416.329
literary (not mathematical)85.62019.3235
reasonable (not deranged)85.46520.155
awkward (not suspicious)85.43114.3298
open-book (not secretive)85.23311.635
romantic (not dispassionate)84.812421.149
sensitive (not thick-skinned)84.74316.6250
white knight (not bad boy)84.78818.335
trusting (not suspicious)84.54419.8265
reliable (not experimental)84.56922.831
clean (not perverted)84.317622.633
open-minded (not close-minded)84.26318.5260
pacifist (not ferocious)84.03019.8264
tame (not wild)83.82616.8294
vanilla (not kinky)83.64020.8260
stuttering (not rhythmic)83.61215.826
curious (not apathetic)83.59923.0254
mild (not spicy)83.52819.0267
works hard (not plays hard)83.419518.8257
perceptive (not unobservant)83.239817.127
lighthearted (not intense)83.13021.635
often crying (not never cries)83.15719.124
anxious (not calm)83.013120.6240
believable (not poorly-written)82.916018.029
touchy-feely (not distant)82.95920.034
well behaved (not mischievous)82.85321.4240
📈 (not 📉)82.71725.571
high IQ (not low IQ)82.647922.4217
equitable (not hypocritical)82.63619.4117
submissive (not dominant)82.66118.4256
soft (not hard)82.68421.589
water (not fire)82.63616.027
quiet (not loud)82.57619.6277
self-conscious (not self-assured)82.52721.0247
cautious (not impulsive)82.47420.8272
introvert (not extrovert)82.46618.7285
clumsy (not coordinated)82.47521.8262
glad (not mad)82.36317.443
deep (not shallow)82.010322.062
giving (not receiving)82.015222.039
unambiguous (not mysterious)81.84119.7263
gatherer (not hunter)81.88123.224
loveable (not punchable)81.616524.629
trusting (not charming)81.51121.7283
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.535823.719
sensible (not ludicrous)81.112620.1268
🎃 (not 💀)80.95722.119
🤠 (not 🤑)80.811420.653
attentive (not interrupting)80.87323.822
insecure (not confident)80.75420.8295
interested (not bored)80.614723.727
wooden (not plastic)80.411326.518
vulnerable (not armoured)80.25720.4265
introspective (not not introspective)79.910123.085
🐿 (not 🦇)79.813321.843
transparent (not machiavellian)79.54522.145
vintage (not trendy)79.429620.422
moderate (not extreme)79.42022.0242
domestic (not industrial)79.34523.085
🥶 (not 🥵)79.34518.112
good-cook (not bad-cook)79.26824.917
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)79.01927.629
accommodating (not stubborn)79.03623.722
slovenly (not stylish)78.97717.0238
devout (not heathen)78.87125.1236
gracious (not feisty)78.82521.3228
compersive (not jealous)78.77521.5257
hard-work (not natural-talent)78.714227.130
disarming (not creepy)78.622919.9128
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)78.69924.852
diligent (not lazy)78.383021.1255
reasoned (not instinctual)78.35626.1239
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)78.310525.626
tense (not relaxed)78.245023.2285
lover (not fighter)78.215325.728
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)78.117430.342
sunny (not gloomy)78.118723.927
passive (not assertive)78.14623.9261
proper (not scandalous)78.118122.3212
politically correct (not edgy)78.08323.5287
frugal (not lavish)77.711422.1237
patient (not impatient)77.79224.8128
funny (not humorless)77.627420.0266
😊 (not 🤣)77.616224.753
cheesy (not chic)77.515622.441
hesitant (not decisive)77.44822.2262
unassuming (not pretentious)77.25125.446
🥰 (not 🙃)77.210826.173
existentialist (not nihilist)77.13321.068
vegan (not cannibal)76.916323.831
scientific (not artistic)76.827828.1244
shy (not playful)76.83522.8256
French (not Russian)76.511423.326
sane (not crazy)76.414226.053
💝 (not 💔)76.317929.160
bashful (not exhibitionist)76.32926.024
young (not old)76.242918.9252
codependent (not independent)76.012422.8297
legit (not scrub)75.647526.270
tasteful (not lewd)75.627124.3273
🛌 (not 🧗)75.69928.678
metrosexual (not macho)75.618219.825
important (not irrelevant)75.568925.268
gullible (not cynical)75.411021.144
🌟 (not 💩)75.258325.954
sheltered (not street-smart)75.214324.9261
persistent (not quitter)75.1105324.045
unchallenging (not demanding)74.94824.532
fixable (not unfixable)74.813125.923
slow (not fast)74.75222.6296
innocent (not worldly)74.78924.8290
joyful (not miserable)74.616920.835
sage (not whippersnapper)74.59322.127
twitchy (not still)74.330925.926
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)74.219029.543
consistent (not variable)74.225628.331
genius (not dunce)74.145423.4263
straightforward (not cryptic)74.030927.0267
orderly (not chaotic)73.836726.9274
cultured (not rustic)73.831322.630
🏌 (not 🤺)73.54025.048
historical (not modern)73.322527.7192
statist (not anarchist)73.317227.074
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.124530.671
subdued (not exuberant)73.08227.230
communal (not individualist)72.96328.886
shy (not bold)72.85124.3271
permanent (not transient)72.718424.3119
arcane (not mainstream)72.623626.4232
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.519823.455
thinker (not doer)72.39629.031
chaste (not lustful)72.312824.3256
scheduled (not spontaneous)72.147228.5255
pronatalist (not child free)72.112526.2211
awkward (not charming)72.117527.0267
factual (not exaggerating)71.928728.134
wise (not foolish)71.835223.9292
expressive (not stoic)71.739327.2252
English (not German)71.768629.039
optimistic (not pessimistic)71.728029.3243
resourceful (not helpless)71.785926.570
🐐 (not 🦒)71.517829.288
asexual (not sexual)71.515924.926
valedictorian (not drop out)71.461933.541
desperate (not high standards)71.018621.323
roundabout (not direct)70.97125.3252
monastic (not hedonist)70.97929.826
naive (not paranoid)70.712628.049
indie (not pop)70.639226.836
precise (not vague)70.651228.5183
triggered (not trolling)70.531324.424
preppy (not punk rock)70.451022.632
opinionated (not jealous)70.261925.142
scruffy (not manicured)70.129429.6280
motivated (not unmotivated)70.1108725.245
lenient (not strict)70.127725.4257
methodical (not astonishing)69.840828.3258
family-first (not work-first)69.640430.3265
😀 (not 😭)69.627131.443
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.552726.049
competent (not incompetent)69.488927.1214
protagonist (not antagonist)69.469531.725
workaholic (not slacker)69.387324.089
confidential (not gossiping)69.164628.9268
🤔 (not 🤫)68.724431.453
outsider (not insider)68.530230.9169
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.463729.7247
sheriff (not outlaw)68.440027.2272
studious (not goof-off)68.373229.449
liberal (not conservative)68.249332.253
provincial (not cosmopolitan)68.122030.8231
analysis (not common sense)68.137930.642
rural (not urban)68.018235.082
focused on the future (not focused on the present)67.919526.8247
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.945530.634
chill (not offended)67.521730.552
folksy (not presidential)67.533131.520
chatty (not reserved)67.449230.0218
dorky (not cool)67.237033.554
gendered (not androgynous)67.1109028.0126
cheery (not sorrowful)67.031326.9271
Swedish (not Italian)67.025331.920
moist (not dry)66.923626.124
philosophical (not real)66.613230.5199
prudish (not flirtatious)66.629324.325
long-winded (not concise)66.424530.134
🥾 (not 👟)66.436233.942
open (not guarded)66.115329.7259
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.035932.878
straight (not queer)65.993129.0122
idealist (not realist)65.836332.081
theoretical (not empirical)65.75931.9244
earth (not air)65.754533.723
specialist (not generalist)65.546129.982
claustrophobic (not spelunker)65.516624.830
enlightened (not lost)65.533530.336
stable (not moody)65.319527.4265
socialist (not libertarian)65.25030.7238
prestigious (not disreputable)65.263226.8226
always down (not picky)65.115727.744
simple (not complicated)64.917127.4254
western (not eastern)64.651332.766
rock (not rap)64.6105231.232
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.534931.334
profound (not ironic)64.528523.320
intimate (not formal)64.442127.4107
average (not deviant)64.422229.0212
yes-man (not contrarian)64.419732.136
obedient (not rebellious)64.334929.4234
giggling (not chortling)64.321328.621
🧐 (not 😎)64.240236.341
rational (not whimsical)64.061730.1252
open to new experinces (not uncreative)64.083628.7265
gamer (not non-gamer)63.930737.021
utilitarian (not decorative)63.863927.786
thrifty (not extravagant)63.844527.924
interesting (not tiresome)63.782628.3292
flexible (not rigid)63.729527.7274
involved (not remote)63.486126.9256
weird (not normal)63.363325.7253
creative (not conventional)63.054330.1277
tailor (not blacksmith)63.068331.825
normie (not freak)63.038225.121
bright (not depressed)62.747428.9256
apprentice (not master)62.732331.1135
OCD (not ADHD)62.575334.328
comedic (not dramatic)62.426430.137
sober (not indulgent)62.341432.7234
smooth (not rough)62.246530.7223
realistic (not fantastical)62.264428.823
oppressed (not privileged)62.130026.922
tight (not loose)61.981629.528
slothful (not active)61.811826.8257
🐷 (not 🐮)61.825831.477
centrist (not radical)61.828231.942
theist (not atheist)61.732632.470
happy (not sad)61.534026.6277
musical (not off-key)61.236331.839
driven (not unambitious)61.1128429.6227
inspiring (not cringeworthy)60.866730.194
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.849032.017
princess (not queen)60.737431.625
🦄 (not 🐴)60.442430.734
careful (not brave)60.231231.5275
technophile (not luddite)60.245732.9242
overachiever (not underachiever)60.2108134.235
stinky (not fresh)60.030228.854
everyman (not chosen one)60.044529.338
high-tech (not low-tech)59.957532.3235
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)59.957132.8239
random (not pointed)59.925831.428
obsessed (not aloof)59.781127.5240
repetitive (not varied)59.764128.1115
hypochondriac (not stoic)59.735734.220
go-getter (not slugabed)59.6122026.724
expressive (not monotone)59.578232.939
self-disciplined (not disorganized)59.499631.5266
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.338430.223
prideful (not envious)59.2108826.630
emancipated (not enslaved)59.091727.9242
🧕 (not 💃)59.028631.670
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.845528.5251
dramatic (not no-nonsense)58.764629.5115
flimsy (not sturdy)58.730526.423
poetic (not factual)58.643931.740
short (not tall)58.548526.1252
pensive (not serene)58.5109933.524
🎩 (not 🧢)58.168732.240
emotional (not logical)57.969329.1305
summer (not winter)57.765735.245
minimalist (not pack rat)57.364628.638
reclusive (not social)57.253231.275
nonpolitical (not political)57.144732.0233
refined (not rugged)57.079228.8267
concrete (not abstract)57.078133.951
😬 (not 😏)56.847434.849
vibrant (not geriatric)56.898628.955
sugarcoated (not frank)56.821834.434
corporate (not freelance)56.653329.524
night owl (not morning lark)56.486134.8195
fortunate (not unlucky)56.356730.1290
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.325529.4186
multicolored (not monochrome)56.260432.275
head@clouds (not down2earth)55.959634.0267
serious (not bold)55.956431.0263
😜 (not 🤐)55.864134.948
purple (not orange)55.660631.3201
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.6119130.3206
eloquent (not unpolished)55.589030.9247
objective (not subjective)55.552532.969
skeptical (not spiritual)55.4105731.4254
private (not gregarious)55.488231.2258
blissful (not haunted)55.437931.620
autistic (not neurotypical)55.318127.8240
deep (not epic)55.256630.313
classical (not avant-garde)55.178832.975
repulsive (not attractive)54.832622.1267
leisurely (not hurried)54.850630.5255
noob (not pro)54.832135.050
🐘 (not 🐀)54.767633.374
feminine (not masculine)54.659320.4273
🥳 (not 🥴)54.652430.051
neutral (not opinionated)54.412530.729
basic (not hipster)54.393131.2252
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.242733.9188
beautiful (not ugly)54.2122330.681
imaginative (not practical)54.148233.3256
hoarder (not unprepared)54.092729.5211
resolute (not wavering)54.0111531.844
puny (not mighty)53.937328.8287
oblivious (not alert)53.944830.052
zany (not regular)53.784025.741
sleepy (not frenzied)53.714229.529
healthy (not sickly)53.6112824.6254
tardy (not on-time)53.548330.828
tautology (not oxymoron)53.536828.328
extraordinary (not mundane)53.4107232.3269
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.397431.0242
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.198833.426
🤡 (not 👽)53.060227.238
quirky (not predictable)53.076632.134
badass (not weakass)52.9113833.024
reactive (not proactive)52.978637.222
👻 (not 🤖)52.777531.938
Greek (not Roman)52.760232.323
linear (not circular)52.774532.626
mature (not juvenile)52.685527.897
ranged (not melee)52.690030.029
Coke (not Pepsi)52.675935.626
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)52.579835.8225
impartial (not biased)52.427031.5244
ambitious (not realistic)52.398133.529
tactful (not indiscreet)51.9103930.832
explorer (not builder)51.877534.3256
traumatized (not flourishing)51.7103034.629
neat (not messy)51.498330.4207
overprepared (not efficient)51.433436.819
🐒 (not 🐩)51.172535.459
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)51.1111931.140
serious (not playful)50.297728.5259
dog person (not cat person)50.881037.833
literal (not metaphorical)50.7108831.4235
resistant (not resigned)50.3134128.5250
backdoor (not official)50.688430.8247
washed (not muddy)50.699932.831
poor (not rich)50.562331.5243
unorthodox (not traditional)50.590133.483

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. George O'Malley (0.873)
  2. Jimmy Palmer (0.843)
  3. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (0.843)
  4. Cameron James (0.812)
  5. Peeta Mellark (0.804)
  6. Friar Tuck (0.799)
  7. Molly Hooper (0.798)
  8. Samwise Gamgee (0.794)
  9. Chien-Po (0.794)
  10. Timothy McGee (0.792)
  1. Billy Hargrove (-0.734)
  2. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.732)
  3. Sal Maroni (-0.695)
  4. Gaston (-0.69)
  5. Peter Wiggin (-0.675)
  6. Joey Donner (-0.675)
  7. George Wickham (-0.673)
  8. Tom Buchanan (-0.665)
  9. Shane Walsh (-0.663)
  10. Logan Delos (-0.658)

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.



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