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Horace Slughorn Personality Statistics

Horace Slughorn is a character from Harry Potter. 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
bookish (not sporty)88.910915.3293
privileged (not oppressed)86.915017.031
old (not young)86.06814.0309
intellectual (not physical)84.716617.9295
preppy (not punk rock)84.110617.424
historical (not modern)82.85215.8206
nerd (not jock)82.321021.6302
🧠 (not 💪)82.221221.0122
🎩 (not 🧢)81.717717.3100
biased (not impartial)79.317222.6270
English (not German)79.121627.430
gatherer (not hunter)78.612519.125
roundabout (not direct)78.31419.3280
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)78.19324.8147
🛌 (not 🧗)77.96723.4139
indulgent (not sober)77.720323.7295
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)77.416525.5312
gossiping (not confidential)77.214025.8328
chatty (not reserved)77.026424.3276
anxious (not calm)76.521221.9274
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)76.515025.985
flamboyant (not modest)76.122123.1274
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)76.116527.7224
dorky (not cool)75.915018.192
careful (not brave)75.76020.9273
beta (not alpha)75.614723.3264
pacifist (not ferocious)75.410121.0268
oblivious (not alert)74.310821.492
master (not apprentice)73.944625.7120
slothful (not active)73.83822.3243
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.724825.4114
narcissistic (not low self esteem)73.532726.425
thick (not thin)73.416320.0191
arrogant (not humble)73.336425.3314
head@clouds (not down2earth)73.020324.9289
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.026324.4245
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)72.939023.362
repulsive (not attractive)72.710321.4286
metrosexual (not macho)72.724722.630
philosophical (not real)72.75522.5181
vain (not demure)72.528627.2248
work-first (not family-first)72.332426.7313
soft (not hard)72.320520.980
tailor (not blacksmith)72.235524.018
rich (not poor)72.141422.3214
slow (not fast)72.15722.0299
weird (not normal)72.034920.5284
soft (not hard)72.021722.0269
🧐 (not 😎)71.918826.0100
lavish (not frugal)71.825228.7270
hesitant (not decisive)71.68124.5273
secretive (not open-book)71.640424.430
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)71.47031.732
low-tech (not high-tech)71.324924.9233
scientific (not artistic)71.232224.8281
hypocritical (not equitable)71.121324.176
pack rat (not minimalist)71.111628.774
lenient (not strict)71.021723.5251
civilized (not barbaric)70.950724.6297
ranged (not melee)70.911623.123
refined (not rugged)70.838124.7285
submissive (not dominant)70.716323.6238
🥾 (not 👟)70.522829.7102
good-humored (not angry)70.334522.7244
specialist (not generalist)70.326727.449
French (not Russian)70.224432.330
selfish (not altruistic)70.129625.2295
high IQ (not low IQ)69.677524.4237
gendered (not androgynous)69.683730.4126
cryptic (not straightforward)69.59125.0304
flimsy (not sturdy)69.412823.435
guarded (not open)69.359225.7276
passive (not assertive)69.310925.5231
zany (not regular)69.237027.771
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.29222.220
luddite (not technophile)69.119628.1207
hoarder (not unprepared)69.125828.4216
repetitive (not varied)69.024128.0130
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.952827.8237
Swedish (not Italian)68.915830.337
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.821827.1248
stinky (not fresh)68.215123.4155
self-destructive (not self-improving)68.234723.424
codependent (not independent)67.820728.6316
😬 (not 😏)67.817729.176
queer (not straight)67.69125.4139
first-mate (not captain)67.539428.4266
conservative (not liberal)67.419427.791
cautious (not impulsive)67.333228.9251
leisurely (not hurried)67.319328.0350
pretentious (not unassuming)66.741228.693
🐐 (not 🦒)66.731428.2149
worldly (not innocent)66.563426.6300
driven (not unambitious)66.596427.3266
eloquent (not unpolished)66.454328.1237
sheltered (not street-smart)66.424226.4282
🏌 (not 🤺)66.38229.675
offended (not chill)66.341823.719
valedictorian (not drop out)66.262530.495
slugabed (not go-getter)65.95228.160
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.939527.681
child free (not pronatalist)65.848626.5223
human (not animalistic)65.668326.7239
subjective (not objective)65.617030.652
night owl (not morning lark)65.447829.5181
expressive (not stoic)65.347725.8243
playful (not shy)65.365424.1286
idealist (not realist)65.331927.781
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.253229.7301
extrovert (not introvert)65.050131.6269
folksy (not presidential)65.032030.925
clumsy (not coordinated)64.923725.9292
libertarian (not socialist)64.823928.5231
judgemental (not accepting)64.842529.9223
lighthearted (not intense)64.819024.435
ugly (not beautiful)64.712024.175
🐷 (not 🐮)64.717629.6155
mild (not spicy)64.622427.9268
circular (not linear)64.522025.822
moody (not stable)64.358924.5266
puny (not mighty)64.314523.7270
whimsical (not rational)64.231626.1298
methodical (not astonishing)64.248726.4268
ludicrous (not sensible)64.230925.3278
crazy (not sane)64.241125.784
political (not nonpolitical)64.044931.3279
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.933527.3245
cringeworthy (not inspiring)63.930029.864
triggered (not trolling)63.949329.425
sickly (not healthy)63.815122.2261
obedient (not rebellious)63.827726.7278
off-key (not musical)63.834827.019
loud (not quiet)63.749127.9268
debased (not pure)63.639424.6236
wavering (not resolute)63.411227.185
sexist (not feminist)63.226428.3114
transient (not permanent)63.119728.9100
overprepared (not efficient)63.18724.818
formal (not intimate)63.039329.2137
scholarly (not crafty)62.928328.7367
domestic (not industrial)62.830228.065
exuberant (not subdued)62.852429.423
kind (not cruel)62.774221.7304
🐀 (not 🐘)62.730230.5130
competitive (not cooperative)62.563431.5270
🙃 (not 🥰)62.336628.6141
experimental (not reliable)62.336626.326
classical (not avant-garde)62.247130.553
sage (not whippersnapper)62.232531.513
insecure (not confident)62.120929.8269
arcane (not mainstream)62.046629.9222
manicured (not scruffy)62.069430.5351
soulful (not soulless)61.881224.347
🤡 (not 👽)61.826630.383
geriatric (not vibrant)61.816928.125
foolish (not wise)61.734026.1272
decorative (not utilitarian)61.624329.556
🥴 (not 🥳)61.642927.182
chortling (not giggling)61.659232.234
forgiving (not vengeful)61.546124.5277
basic (not hipster)61.554630.5264
hedonist (not monastic)61.542429.053
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.568525.898
shallow (not deep)61.526528.493
backdoor (not official)61.448729.7278
cunning (not honorable)61.337726.2314
vague (not precise)61.319029.9221
🐿 (not 🦇)61.350430.385
individualist (not communal)61.254426.861
disorganized (not self-disciplined)61.025328.3251
stuttering (not rhythmic)60.919827.814
gregarious (not private)60.833431.5303
👻 (not 🤖)60.841327.780
skeptical (not spiritual)60.775727.7235
statist (not anarchist)60.745128.1123
plays hard (not works hard)60.629028.5286
enslaved (not emancipated)60.416127.2245
tense (not relaxed)60.287828.9257
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)60.232528.381
complimentary (not insulting)60.151825.970
quitter (not persistent)60.12430.593
curious (not apathetic)60.076328.7248
emotional (not logical)60.054127.9264
traumatized (not flourishing)60.063330.522
mischievous (not well behaved)59.962426.3265
jealous (not compersive)59.945328.0197
awkward (not charming)59.831428.6285
playful (not serious)59.735725.2268
metaphorical (not literal)59.722128.4242
western (not eastern)59.760530.1121
perceptive (not unobservant)59.794129.427
charming (not trusting)59.652727.1307
warm (not cold)59.556024.2258
close-minded (not open-minded)59.532527.2300
💃 (not 🧕)59.265028.6140
suspicious (not trusting)59.159530.6247
lustful (not chaste)59.156829.1224
smooth (not rough)59.146326.9227
insider (not outsider)59.136132.4215
meek (not bossy)59.026329.6313
funny (not humorless)59.060927.0272
gloomy (not sunny)59.056128.422
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)59.032429.527
short (not tall)58.839725.3280
politically correct (not edgy)58.837529.3287
masculine (not feminine)58.767922.7277
abstract (not concrete)58.635830.288
believable (not poorly-written)58.6109329.823
Greek (not Roman)58.526332.119
resigned (not resistant)58.49428.9247
existentialist (not nihilist)58.461527.245
scrub (not legit)58.218527.4123
sad (not happy)58.165125.1246
poetic (not factual)58.037827.929
traditional (not unorthodox)57.944633.476
theoretical (not empirical)57.819830.7251
tame (not wild)57.839329.0260
indiscreet (not tactful)57.726727.572
atheist (not theist)56.964527.150
💩 (not 🌟)56.925425.572
prestigious (not disreputable)56.872229.2243
😊 (not 🤣)56.867928.690
bold (not shy)56.7105028.5286
uncreative (not open to new experinces)56.625829.7273
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)56.631932.090
lost (not enlightened)56.556830.731
genius (not dunce)56.280825.6321
miserable (not joyful)56.268226.898
messy (not neat)56.140229.8215
literary (not mathematical)55.769431.0249
😭 (not 😀)55.751926.3103
variable (not consistent)55.735632.423
🐩 (not 🐒)55.558033.799
🦄 (not 🐴)55.446532.977
pro (not noob)55.390529.496
vanilla (not kinky)55.255232.5279
conventional (not creative)55.147631.3254
obsessed (not aloof)55.181430.2271
punchable (not loveable)55.140328.641
complicated (not simple)54.980330.2273
builder (not explorer)54.954930.2253
slacker (not workaholic)54.924728.483
💔 (not 💝)54.950827.0131
📉 (not 📈)54.926527.872
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.756931.6266
lewd (not tasteful)54.537526.2257
knowledgeable (not ignorant)54.589629.230
🤔 (not 🤫)54.472133.089
reasoned (not instinctual)54.345530.1280
serious (not bold)54.348727.6272
depressed (not bright)54.350326.4225
social (not reclusive)54.366431.9135
moderate (not extreme)54.238630.2269
creepy (not disarming)54.230126.6113
🤑 (not 🤠)54.245632.579
gracious (not feisty)54.129727.8222
corporate (not freelance)54.148833.920
moist (not dry)54.154533.524
lazy (not diligent)53.914927.4281
demonic (not angelic)53.948920.8261
rural (not urban)53.932130.5155
fortunate (not unlucky)53.853027.7258
pessimistic (not optimistic)53.760131.1232
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.729431.8227
monochrome (not multicolored)53.757632.261
slow-talking (not fast-talking)53.738129.030
sleepy (not frenzied)53.712828.325
remote (not involved)53.521031.2208
vulnerable (not armoured)53.540429.3233
studious (not goof-off)53.585229.191
stylish (not slovenly)53.379230.3299
irrelevant (not important)53.216929.8174
cheery (not sorrowful)53.146427.5261
neurotypical (not autistic)53.1106228.2246
cosmopolitan (not provincial)53.164432.1217
deranged (not reasonable)53.150123.981
salacious (not wholesome)53.052428.576
warm (not quarrelsome)52.954127.8262
mundane (not extraordinary)52.932729.0289
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.931630.8217
😜 (not 🤐)52.958131.687
orange (not purple)52.857132.0256
charismatic (not uninspiring)52.8102930.9238
unfixable (not fixable)52.843228.624
chaotic (not orderly)52.656729.2270
practical (not imaginative)52.679130.5237
rigid (not flexible)52.571028.8252
cannibal (not vegan)52.459829.822
tiresome (not interesting)52.128729.2264
dispassionate (not romantic)52.035531.030
respectful (not rude)51.975626.5276
impatient (not patient)51.880928.2114
bitter (not sweet)51.765225.3250
incompetent (not competent)51.724729.3283
trash (not treasure)51.626227.7102
introspective (not not introspective)51.587630.9132
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.455529.0191
😇 (not 😈)51.467021.696
tight (not loose)51.387630.519
racist (not egalitarian)51.221926.789
overspender (not penny-pincher)51.154831.6125
villainous (not heroic)51.033622.4264
suspicious (not awkward)51.086430.5276
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.073029.6331
heathen (not devout)50.956827.5244
glad (not mad)50.155327.091
sheriff (not outlaw)50.265326.8233
genuine (not sarcastic)50.269327.8250
mature (not juvenile)50.272630.059
helpless (not resourceful)50.221129.171
authoritarian (not democratic)50.659529.4258
deviant (not average)50.483528.5219
proper (not scandalous)50.664429.6257
nurturing (not poisonous)50.479826.7112
traitorous (not loyal)50.529826.4274

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. The Wizard of Oz (0.642)
  2. Dominar Rygel XVI (0.557)
  3. Ian Duncan (0.555)
  4. Harry Crane (0.548)
  5. Cornelius Fudge (0.546)
  1. Lincoln Burrows (-0.455)
  2. Michael Lee (-0.448)
  3. Karl 'Helo' Agathon (-0.442)
  4. Jack Traven (-0.439)
  5. Letty Ortiz (-0.438)

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: ISTP (r = 0.01)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.02)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.06)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.14)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.19)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.21)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.23)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.34)
  9. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.35)
  10. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.36)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.38)
  12. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.43)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.44)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.44)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.45)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.46)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.49)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.5)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.51)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.52)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.52)
  22. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.54)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.57)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.59)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.67)


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