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Rhett Butler Personality Statistics

Rhett Butler is a character from Gone With the Wind. 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
confident (not insecure)94.9610.021
bold (not shy)94.0648.041
persistent (not quitter)93.11018.336
playful (not shy)92.5377.234
master (not apprentice)92.3439.140
self-assured (not self-conscious)92.279.534
captain (not first-mate)91.1589.930
charming (not awkward)90.82214.938
bossy (not meek)90.69615.830
alpha (not beta)90.67616.225
rebellious (not obedient)90.68616.130
worldly (not innocent)90.52411.444
masculine (not feminine)90.310112.929
street-smart (not sheltered)90.25918.721
resourceful (not helpless)90.110516.643
assertive (not passive)89.87515.529
decisive (not hesitant)89.54810.831
narcissistic (not low self esteem)89.27015.531
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)88.98518.438
stylish (not slovenly)88.27816.825
rich (not poor)88.216111.530
dominant (not submissive)88.115214.628
pro (not noob)87.916316.532
flamboyant (not modest)87.76914.543
gendered (not androgynous)87.711823.230
night owl (not morning lark)87.65516.523
charismatic (not uninspiring)87.411515.034
cool (not dorky)87.34619.727
perceptive (not unobservant)87.021118.529
emancipated (not enslaved)86.92617.433
salacious (not wholesome)86.75315.037
jock (not nerd)86.35414.744
charming (not trusting)86.32418.736
mischievous (not well behaved)86.217913.436
independent (not codependent)86.09819.928
😏 (not 😬)85.83226.931
rhythmic (not stuttering)85.77218.335
scandalous (not proper)85.58819.331
competitive (not cooperative)85.320113.328
privileged (not oppressed)84.918716.422
🎩 (not 🧢)84.812021.736
competent (not incompetent)84.727515.723
individualist (not communal)84.59823.641
go-getter (not slugabed)84.521617.236
lustful (not chaste)84.49120.936
mighty (not puny)84.015217.845
arrogant (not humble)83.919516.030
wild (not tame)83.718019.834
macho (not metrosexual)83.74125.240
💃 (not 🧕)83.513821.833
skeptical (not spiritual)83.411620.141
beautiful (not ugly)83.337016.041
lavish (not frugal)83.09916.935
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.022316.744
attractive (not repulsive)82.926623.242
extrovert (not introvert)82.815721.947
bold (not serious)82.89518.130
important (not irrelevant)82.832421.329
romantic (not dispassionate)82.814922.729
spicy (not mild)82.318320.735
pretentious (not unassuming)82.212419.731
kinky (not vanilla)82.010321.928
driven (not unambitious)81.851922.932
exuberant (not subdued)81.612318.231
suspicious (not awkward)81.514316.024
outlaw (not sheriff)81.515017.834
sarcastic (not genuine)81.511620.030
vibrant (not geriatric)81.517317.028
deviant (not average)81.415320.731
tall (not short)81.212116.035
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)80.726922.743
debased (not pure)80.613521.043
hunter (not gatherer)80.518721.941
coordinated (not clumsy)80.232722.024
funny (not humorless)80.217516.636
Italian (not Swedish)80.18819.931
armoured (not vulnerable)80.116522.328
interesting (not tiresome)80.020115.428
mysterious (not unambiguous)79.511618.726
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.39425.336
😎 (not 🧐)79.115326.533
cannibal (not vegan)78.915019.429
spelunker (not claustrophobic)78.77321.628
open to new experinces (not uncreative)78.528924.640
neurotypical (not autistic)78.518023.932
extraordinary (not mundane)78.429426.048
resolute (not wavering)78.418924.627
eloquent (not unpolished)77.929426.727
😈 (not 😇)77.819519.932
manicured (not scruffy)77.644022.133
fast (not slow)77.326622.727
efficient (not overprepared)77.310124.723
heathen (not devout)77.29321.423
ferocious (not pacifist)77.232224.330
vain (not demure)77.220021.439
direct (not roundabout)77.130826.328
high IQ (not low IQ)76.856524.740
chill (not offended)76.78225.537
🧗 (not 🛌)76.727927.125
conspiracist (not sheeple)76.321122.129
alert (not oblivious)76.235024.625
edgy (not politically correct)76.124026.627
overspender (not penny-pincher)76.113325.031
fresh (not stinky)76.036830.233
calm (not anxious)75.99623.117
hedonist (not monastic)75.710128.220
active (not slothful)75.556424.728
hard (not soft)75.427319.341
industrial (not domestic)75.29718.520
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)74.722319.833
feisty (not gracious)74.640517.240
extreme (not moderate)74.540721.736
brave (not careful)74.430723.247
zany (not regular)74.426318.833
leisurely (not hurried)74.210225.637
🦇 (not 🐿)74.215924.633
plays hard (not works hard)74.014219.729
straight (not queer)73.858431.532
unorthodox (not traditional)73.829129.324
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)73.719122.919
fortunate (not unlucky)73.510726.537
sturdy (not flimsy)73.441429.029
🤺 (not 🏌)73.343627.840
sporty (not bookish)73.020924.144
genius (not dunce)72.939818.437
down2earth (not head@clouds)72.726129.430
intense (not lighthearted)72.745522.928
indulgent (not sober)72.528228.635
resistant (not resigned)72.538328.137
atheist (not theist)72.327927.328
spontaneous (not scheduled)72.227330.131
realist (not idealist)72.218328.440
urban (not rural)72.242028.925
social (not reclusive)72.229328.338
libertarian (not socialist)72.09532.343
hard (not soft)72.034523.027
English (not German)71.555129.631
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.123724.227
👻 (not 🤖)71.117023.428
loose (not tight)71.014526.427
trolling (not triggered)71.010127.226
explorer (not builder)70.923921.220
anarchist (not statist)70.820124.927
outsider (not insider)70.821528.329
hipster (not basic)70.510026.123
loud (not quiet)70.340522.834
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.155429.326
varied (not repetitive)70.16024.937
impulsive (not cautious)70.035229.525
freelance (not corporate)70.040331.431
selfish (not altruistic)69.930024.636
chortling (not giggling)69.834627.834
jealous (not compersive)69.428127.727
good-humored (not angry)69.336627.829
transient (not permanent)69.29826.935
diligent (not lazy)69.190126.542
chaotic (not orderly)69.132827.027
sexist (not feminist)69.121027.932
crafty (not scholarly)68.943125.044
creative (not conventional)68.735126.632
healthy (not sickly)68.660928.137
😀 (not 😭)68.623326.039
playful (not serious)68.524323.828
enlightened (not lost)68.421827.427
😜 (not 🤐)68.230729.845
demonic (not angelic)68.126718.833
real (not philosophical)67.940332.737
arcane (not mainstream)67.732332.638
confidential (not gossiping)67.757028.636
drop out (not valedictorian)67.524135.335
📈 (not 📉)67.537830.221
suspicious (not trusting)67.345327.020
variable (not consistent)67.313325.039
presidential (not folksy)67.338428.640
backdoor (not official)67.236431.230
instinctual (not reasoned)67.140828.527
open-minded (not close-minded)66.939534.033
rude (not respectful)66.728724.741
complicated (not simple)66.355728.126
precise (not vague)66.252432.628
believable (not poorly-written)66.187625.041
intimate (not formal)66.130322.028
disarming (not creepy)65.961125.940
French (not Russian)65.936024.930
relaxed (not tense)65.811526.934
inspiring (not cringeworthy)65.842626.431
cunning (not honorable)65.632931.036
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.572930.130
artistic (not scientific)65.135126.633
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.947127.823
🌟 (not 💩)64.774031.823
logical (not emotional)64.330828.643
punk rock (not preppy)64.034929.438
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)63.940532.928
astonishing (not methodical)63.724129.434
bitter (not sweet)63.742025.423
treasure (not trash)63.684532.532
🐷 (not 🐮)63.619331.623
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.653533.031
🤫 (not 🤔)63.413432.528
purple (not orange)63.329031.939
self-destructive (not self-improving)63.343131.230
empirical (not theoretical)63.132032.848
🐐 (not 🦒)63.047833.328
frenzied (not sleepy)63.082924.538
judgemental (not accepting)62.945928.338
guarded (not open)62.875429.024
quarrelsome (not warm)62.852829.652
vengeful (not forgiving)62.747626.742
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)62.440933.632
animalistic (not human)62.220231.522
lewd (not tasteful)62.127230.529
experimental (not reliable)62.137231.941
gregarious (not private)61.930628.434
🐘 (not 🐀)61.936431.832
wise (not foolish)61.851626.233
high-tech (not low-tech)61.842127.724
moody (not stable)61.665433.224
mature (not juvenile)61.455131.834
focused on the present (not focused on the future)61.237132.342
literary (not mathematical)61.253931.135
🥰 (not 🙃)61.142231.031
thick (not thin)60.931328.942
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.836229.725
flourishing (not traumatized)60.523830.339
nihilist (not existentialist)60.320527.621
work-first (not family-first)60.253030.131
insulting (not complimentary)60.243029.136
western (not eastern)60.258834.324
goof-off (not studious)60.231922.934
moist (not dry)59.838633.129
deep (not shallow)59.663627.624
old (not young)59.540421.024
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)59.447528.023
egalitarian (not racist)59.298625.626
multicolored (not monochrome)58.944136.020
tailor (not blacksmith)58.969033.626
lenient (not strict)58.842231.329
neat (not messy)58.870427.640
🤠 (not 🤑)58.663233.827
unfixable (not fixable)58.632835.221
biased (not impartial)58.582834.827
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.371331.724
involved (not remote)58.384532.223
heroic (not villainous)58.283924.530
flexible (not rigid)58.236532.836
🥾 (not 👟)58.046032.128
Roman (not Greek)58.040132.137
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.843232.518
hoarder (not unprepared)57.665227.319
legit (not scrub)57.590731.427
barbaric (not civilized)57.431126.639
🥳 (not 🥴)57.436831.039
chatty (not reserved)57.256629.731
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.252629.037
weird (not normal)56.867929.125
rational (not whimsical)56.769029.642
authoritarian (not democratic)56.648533.928
practical (not imaginative)56.471932.434
objective (not subjective)56.439430.528
nonpolitical (not political)55.640234.429
metaphorical (not literal)55.629830.333
soulful (not soulless)55.691728.127
gloomy (not sunny)55.664923.538
💔 (not 💝)55.549334.528
bright (not depressed)55.457726.329
hypocritical (not equitable)55.247132.227
workaholic (not slacker)55.295132.529
liberal (not conservative)55.273432.942
smooth (not rough)55.055429.229
punchable (not loveable)54.941029.339
happy (not sad)54.740420.930
impatient (not patient)54.775133.323
decorative (not utilitarian)54.735131.443
melee (not ranged)54.538728.120
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.453033.841
factual (not poetic)54.468128.727
technophile (not luddite)54.251635.118
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.229131.427
intellectual (not physical)54.078230.825
sage (not whippersnapper)53.953233.529
avant-garde (not classical)53.845834.627
straightforward (not cryptic)53.792136.230
unpatriotic (not patriotic)53.722233.128
child free (not pronatalist)53.682930.937
sensible (not ludicrous)53.571131.125
crazy (not sane)53.563426.828
reasonable (not deranged)53.570829.630
🤡 (not 👽)53.450033.622
secretive (not open-book)53.479935.928
curious (not apathetic)53.394028.229
introspective (not not introspective)53.284432.938
historical (not modern)53.151431.730
concrete (not abstract)53.073332.232
musical (not off-key)53.049429.037
indiscreet (not tactful)52.938638.433
🤣 (not 😊)52.946229.623
stoic (not expressive)52.848929.425
glad (not mad)52.850429.021
cheery (not sorrowful)52.647327.441
disreputable (not prestigious)52.543333.732
aloof (not obsessed)52.427933.436
loyal (not traitorous)52.3100229.919
poisonous (not nurturing)52.348426.526
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)52.235428.613
🐴 (not 🦄)52.170036.725
joyful (not miserable)52.046926.027
💪 (not 🧠)51.440128.642
minimalist (not pack rat)51.372923.928
cruel (not kind)51.136722.034
🐒 (not 🐩)51.059336.830
specialist (not generalist)50.188634.219
circular (not linear)50.165333.115
cold (not warm)50.261128.129
rugged (not refined)50.356033.436

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Damon Salvatore (0.857)
  2. James Bond (0.854)
  3. Samantha Jones (0.834)
  4. Rusty Ryan (0.832)
  5. Ramona Vega (0.816)
  1. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.733)
  2. George Michael Bluth (-0.643)
  3. Stuart Bloom (-0.622)
  4. Alan Harper (-0.618)
  5. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.602)

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 = 0.32)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.26)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.1)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.05)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.04)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.08)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.09)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.13)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.15)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.16)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.28)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.31)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.31)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.33)
  15. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.33)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.34)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.42)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.46)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.48)
  20. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.55)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.56)
  22. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.58)
  23. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.62)
  24. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.63)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.7)


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