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Don Shirley Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Don Shirley is a character from Green Book.

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
musical (not off-key)96.517.815
civilized (not barbaric)93.8108.117
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.2659.917
neat (not messy)93.0287.618
🎨 (not 🏀)92.3398.225
mature (not juvenile)92.2269.417
fresh (not stinky)92.22211.216
intellectual (not physical)91.94510.814
🧠 (not 💪)91.76610.710
prestigious (not disreputable)91.61312.020
washed (not muddy)91.5109.822
inspiring (not cringeworthy)91.3129.919
persistent (not quitter)91.225011.111
pro (not noob)91.012813.719
competent (not incompetent)90.616011.726
genius (not dunce)90.37213.124
interesting (not tiresome)90.3216.816
coordinated (not clumsy)90.110815.714
human (not animalistic)90.12311.815
eloquent (not unpolished)89.75613.616
overachiever (not underachiever)89.411814.115
reserved (not chatty)89.2518.613
stylish (not slovenly)89.28220.721
diligent (not lazy)89.135215.018
motivated (not unmotivated)89.035412.928
honorable (not cunning)88.6249.411
🎩 (not 🧢)88.38621.516
urban (not rural)88.14411.017
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)87.95612.019
refined (not rugged)87.64515.812
arcane (not mainstream)87.61412.814
tasteful (not lewd)87.62814.424
well behaved (not mischievous)87.52414.912
manicured (not scruffy)87.223717.121
high standards (not desperate)87.26512.618
confidential (not gossiping)87.113310.817
reasonable (not deranged)87.15311.912
treasure (not trash)87.118112.523
workaholic (not slacker)86.83149.311
sane (not crazy)86.71614.612
bookish (not sporty)86.625111.112
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.510421.913
studious (not goof-off)86.520017.315
quiet (not loud)86.25811.214
OCD (not ADHD)86.24321.712
sensible (not ludicrous)86.13620.616
🌟 (not 💩)85.823218.818
perceptive (not unobservant)85.833524.214
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)85.83117.413
important (not irrelevant)85.635710.424
master (not apprentice)85.326012.219
beautiful (not ugly)85.351813.814
rhythmic (not stuttering)85.19818.311
proper (not scandalous)85.06619.620
literary (not mathematical)84.93714.313
pointed (not random)84.919923.812
queen (not princess)84.917417.918
smooth (not rough)84.92215.417
believable (not poorly-written)84.611713.216
driven (not unambitious)84.552511.720
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.329422.614
clean (not perverted)84.321720.022
high IQ (not low IQ)84.248217.811
multicolored (not monochrome)84.28126.713
deep (not shallow)84.17627.714
wise (not foolish)84.013211.417
non-gamer (not gamer)83.711219.616
valedictorian (not drop out)83.533321.820
independent (not codependent)83.123818.921
guarded (not open)82.932918.116
English (not German)82.917327.911
poetic (not factual)82.72818.413
nerd (not jock)82.531017.017
introspective (not not introspective)82.58012.410
metrosexual (not macho)82.45814.617
formal (not intimate)82.49820.413
egalitarian (not racist)82.358321.219
serious (not playful)82.227117.114
🤐 (not 😜)82.28323.322
strict (not lenient)82.020617.416
respectful (not rude)82.023026.521
complicated (not simple)82.026322.516
vegan (not cannibal)81.98213.314
wooden (not plastic)81.79113.914
heroic (not villainous)81.648413.614
queer (not straight)81.68626.614
gracious (not feisty)81.02222.812
specialist (not generalist)80.97622.614
attractive (not repulsive)80.853916.714
tall (not short)80.820315.5278
resolute (not wavering)80.820413.813
white knight (not bad boy)80.823421.616
sage (not whippersnapper)80.73916.610
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.636119.222
preppy (not punk rock)80.624516.518
highbrow (not lowbrow)80.411620.114
chic (not cheesy)80.38724.114
precise (not vague)80.224323.813
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)80.016815.715
disarming (not creepy)79.922616.312
scholarly (not crafty)79.99122.017
legit (not scrub)79.934212.913
cautious (not impulsive)79.715416.413
soulful (not soulless)79.654020.519
cultured (not rustic)79.416634.010
charming (not awkward)79.131621.815
romantic (not dispassionate)79.134818.712
works hard (not plays hard)78.940827.813
kind (not cruel)78.858119.117
mighty (not puny)78.641719.69
still (not twitchy)78.58518.917
chosen one (not everyman)78.413616.413
factual (not exaggerating)78.417325.416
distant (not touchy-feely)78.324017.315
artistic (not scientific)78.223324.019
🤖 (not 👻)78.28019.615
thinker (not doer)78.26323.413
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.137522.714
enlightened (not lost)77.910729.219
secretive (not open-book)77.941527.422
go-getter (not slugabed)77.867525.615
😇 (not 😈)77.824616.820
ranged (not melee)77.8318.210
devoted (not unfaithful)77.291923.315
tight (not loose)77.136327.613
prideful (not envious)77.128718.118
intense (not lighthearted)77.052022.017
individualist (not communal)76.834227.124
reasoned (not instinctual)76.79623.216
moderate (not extreme)76.66524.018
demanding (not unchallenging)76.468523.616
French (not Russian)76.315320.012
extraordinary (not mundane)76.349427.321
alert (not oblivious)76.252623.918
political (not nonpolitical)76.127128.512
captain (not first-mate)76.042619.914
opinionated (not jealous)75.945219.018
frank (not sugarcoated)75.955823.016
orderly (not chaotic)75.737528.216
rational (not whimsical)75.735215.216
feminist (not sexist)75.765721.423
loyal (not traitorous)75.695921.624
good-cook (not bad-cook)75.513122.313
angelic (not demonic)75.436313.414
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.362018.015
presidential (not folksy)75.331022.710
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)74.924927.214
politically correct (not edgy)74.716730.515
📈 (not 📉)74.521320.411
vibrant (not geriatric)74.551820.611
oppressed (not privileged)74.415338.614
protagonist (not antagonist)74.468126.912
charismatic (not uninspiring)74.373422.514
tense (not relaxed)74.174525.326
pacifist (not ferocious)74.119120.412
picky (not always down)74.026815.114
shy (not playful)73.88413.417
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)73.829526.317
calm (not anxious)73.716826.616
active (not slothful)73.795026.520
loveable (not punchable)73.745426.225
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.656123.112
triggered (not trolling)73.625121.314
hipster (not basic)73.514327.611
resourceful (not helpless)73.596622.620
profound (not ironic)73.512724.712
👽 (not 🤡)73.421524.216
on-time (not tardy)73.467928.310
tactful (not indiscreet)73.334522.818
lavish (not frugal)73.331524.715
extravagant (not thrifty)73.237325.221
main character (not side character)73.252228.027
deep (not epic)73.07624.616
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.940031.116
consistent (not variable)72.834828.719
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.877733.311
decorative (not utilitarian)72.715316.210
opinionated (not neutral)72.6104322.111
thin (not thick)72.535718.821
😊 (not 🤣)72.442428.015
sturdy (not flimsy)72.462124.314
down2earth (not head@clouds)72.337631.719
official (not backdoor)72.320826.016
healthy (not sickly)72.371823.419
work-first (not family-first)72.344033.019
attentive (not interrupting)72.332225.311
indie (not pop)72.244222.012
🐮 (not 🐷)72.09627.510
introvert (not extrovert)71.925326.119
tame (not wild)71.923228.217
pretentious (not unassuming)71.942815.120
traumatized (not flourishing)71.156827.016
flower child (not goth)71.159516.69
pure (not debased)71.043321.320
rich (not poor)71.061923.312
metaphorical (not literal)71.010329.124
child free (not pronatalist)71.046124.211
confident (not insecure)70.674828.719
fast (not slow)70.674426.820
compersive (not jealous)70.628822.216
alpha (not beta)70.573118.513
cat person (not dog person)70.435329.321
unpatriotic (not patriotic)70.37722.89
tailor (not blacksmith)70.152626.315
analysis (not common sense)69.940728.212
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.911229.514
empath (not psychopath)69.869624.99
🧐 (not 😎)69.533429.415
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)69.314924.38
lover (not fighter)69.141923.417
dramatic (not comedic)69.179119.213
forgiving (not vengeful)68.750424.122
love-focused (not money-focused)68.789227.314
fixable (not unfixable)68.446228.019
sad (not happy)68.359925.918
water (not fire)68.332830.622
dry (not moist)68.230228.419
dominant (not submissive)67.988521.512
cynical (not gullible)67.871520.19
open-minded (not close-minded)67.759225.116
🐩 (not 🐒)67.650837.110
miserable (not joyful)67.463917.010
hoarder (not unprepared)67.350426.114
logical (not emotional)67.040832.322
private (not gregarious)67.072027.921
decisive (not hesitant)66.889430.113
liberal (not conservative)66.867335.917
realistic (not fantastical)66.862632.920
🤔 (not 🤫)66.739327.815
suspicious (not awkward)66.478120.517
reliable (not experimental)66.457831.010
emancipated (not enslaved)66.278827.617
unorthodox (not traditional)66.266623.218
patient (not impatient)65.933526.119
cold (not warm)65.850519.915
pensive (not serene)65.788532.315
creative (not conventional)65.661032.516
generous (not stingy)65.677628.610
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.430325.119
giving (not receiving)65.180521.021
stoic (not expressive)65.040030.512
overspender (not penny-pincher)64.843528.514
paranoid (not naive)64.866926.015
linear (not circular)64.730424.69
ambitious (not realistic)64.772029.519
demure (not vain)64.545228.313
mysterious (not unambiguous)64.551036.215
no-nonsense (not dramatic)64.547533.220
suspicious (not trusting)64.370429.921
purple (not orange)64.341229.511
rigid (not flexible)64.162429.119
🦄 (not 🐴)63.944030.916
businesslike (not chivalrous)63.955829.818
charming (not trusting)63.760917.815
armoured (not vulnerable)63.783625.815
objective (not subjective)63.729728.014
vintage (not trendy)63.6102429.014
deviant (not average)63.580527.211
subdued (not exuberant)63.434932.817
serious (not bold)63.346927.218
classical (not avant-garde)63.366433.319
humorless (not funny)63.241026.516
complimentary (not insulting)63.272128.213
freelance (not corporate)63.283339.213
tautology (not oxymoron)63.29422.88
biased (not impartial)62.994524.611
transient (not permanent)62.930726.99
minimalist (not pack rat)62.955022.018
bossy (not meek)62.8108428.015
nurturing (not poisonous)62.788726.015
democratic (not authoritarian)62.469332.021
cool (not dorky)62.476528.814
monastic (not hedonist)62.129736.316
😬 (not 😏)62.040127.811
jaded (not innocent)62.0101233.322
never cries (not often crying)62.079627.817
wholesome (not salacious)61.984819.315
humble (not arrogant)61.856030.112
theoretical (not empirical)61.816722.812
contrarian (not yes-man)61.786429.220
methodical (not astonishing)61.683630.815
🐘 (not 🐀)61.654923.116
night owl (not morning lark)61.586233.716
equitable (not hypocritical)61.472430.918
unlucky (not fortunate)61.363829.513
grateful (not entitled)61.366526.29
devout (not heathen)61.169228.212
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.034337.310
centrist (not radical)60.939227.912
direct (not roundabout)60.7110433.719
gatherer (not hunter)60.562927.311
worldly (not innocent)60.4113534.517
Coke (not Pepsi)60.439942.111
historical (not modern)60.360728.417
badass (not weakass)60.3126328.613
one-faced (not two-faced)60.2106932.311
timid (not cocky)60.129726.415
industrial (not domestic)60.062425.211
bashful (not exhibitionist)60.035923.511
🦒 (not 🐐)59.918132.414
stubborn (not accommodating)59.7125724.119
hard (not soft)59.685221.420
💔 (not 💝)59.660729.918
sheriff (not outlaw)59.576125.813
sorrowful (not cheery)59.493421.913
assertive (not passive)59.4123129.916
outsider (not insider)59.471532.018
machiavellian (not transparent)59.367031.215
self-assured (not self-conscious)59.2111631.425
interested (not bored)59.1126032.119
🧕 (not 💃)59.035229.011
🛌 (not 🧗)58.543832.820
curious (not apathetic)58.4123232.613
🐿 (not 🦇)58.390627.812
🥶 (not 🥵)58.352231.120
libertarian (not socialist)58.267321.113
chortling (not giggling)58.1101727.312
monotone (not expressive)58.148030.818
cosmopolitan (not provincial)57.976437.612
sexual (not asexual)57.8115720.618
sarcastic (not genuine)57.573230.320
sober (not indulgent)57.468532.222
narcissistic (not low self esteem)57.396323.932
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.184227.819
Greek (not Roman)57.142024.518
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.078227.920
realist (not idealist)56.981229.415
lustful (not chaste)56.791520.615
obedient (not rebellious)56.758731.116
concise (not long-winded)56.676527.311
regular (not zany)56.562229.413
mild (not spicy)56.256528.119
normie (not freak)56.269520.311
careful (not brave)56.148836.916
gloomy (not sunny)56.195725.618
skeptical (not spiritual)56.0129829.311
eastern (not western)55.923033.314
abstract (not concrete)55.962428.727
real (not philosophical)55.8116935.419
🙃 (not 🥰)55.874329.917
stable (not moody)55.746434.215
existentialist (not nihilist)55.7113229.312
🤺 (not 🏌)55.7135736.613
statist (not anarchist)55.686423.610
bold (not shy)55.5160019.912
Italian (not Swedish)55.584529.413
earth (not air)55.5115633.420
proactive (not reactive)55.259535.111
masculine (not feminine)55.1112123.423
hard (not soft)55.198728.015
reclusive (not social)55.174024.014
emotional (not unemotional)55.1133833.613
rock (not rap)55.0167330.910
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)54.877132.015
resistant (not resigned)54.6153037.812
weird (not normal)54.5109618.311
practical (not imaginative)54.5116438.615
prudish (not flirtatious)54.575627.918
explorer (not builder)54.492722.612
neurotypical (not autistic)54.2149833.514
straightforward (not cryptic)53.9138137.511
altruistic (not selfish)53.9108234.614
🥴 (not 🥳)53.8103924.615
sheltered (not street-smart)53.764132.822
quirky (not predictable)53.693232.011
glad (not mad)53.376326.914
kinky (not vanilla)53.291532.714
self-destructive (not self-improving)53.298733.112
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)53.2118731.522
good-humored (not angry)53.1105021.719
💀 (not 🎃)53.095930.416
technophile (not luddite)52.981227.219
bitter (not sweet)52.890830.713
sleepy (not frenzied)52.818920.013
competitive (not cooperative)52.7118828.112
bright (not depressed)52.495126.524
😀 (not 😭)52.292324.721
young (not old)52.0122316.916
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.975333.521
varied (not repetitive)51.865926.813
atheist (not theist)51.8119233.417
fearmongering (not reassuring)51.774929.510
remote (not involved)51.537928.511
judgemental (not accepting)51.5100430.815
👟 (not 🥾)51.498236.321
winter (not summer)51.495730.816
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.381435.315
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.352720.79
chill (not offended)51.378324.517
hard-work (not natural-talent)51.3131033.125
warm (not quarrelsome)51.290423.110
stoic (not hypochondriac)51.2121832.110
high-tech (not low-tech)51.198634.513
obsessed (not aloof)51.0147529.712
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.178034.019
gendered (not androgynous)50.1179829.710
🤠 (not 🤑)50.9123534.018
blissful (not haunted)50.261326.312
flamboyant (not modest)50.788926.514
overprepared (not efficient)50.344330.112
hurried (not leisurely)50.6123024.221

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dr. Wendy Carr (0.794)
  2. Dr. Strange (0.79)
  3. Professor X (0.782)
  4. Jean-Luc Picard (0.778)
  5. Rupert Giles (0.778)
  6. Dr. Adrian Mallory (0.776)
  7. Lady Jessica (0.774)
  8. Astrid Leong-Teo (0.771)
  9. Lisa Simpson (0.766)
  10. Violet Baudelaire (0.765)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.666)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.638)
  3. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (-0.614)
  4. Tommy (-0.578)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.575)
  6. Nelson Muntz (-0.566)
  7. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.565)
  8. Bob Pinciotti (-0.56)
  9. Meredith Palmer (-0.56)
  10. Ed (-0.559)

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

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


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