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Sirius Black Personality Statistics

Sirius Black 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
loyal (not traitorous)92.46812.2315
rebellious (not obedient)91.45212.5344
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)90.94314.8299
charismatic (not uninspiring)89.44512.8276
persistent (not quitter)89.220013.2106
treasure (not trash)88.76219.2103
important (not irrelevant)88.610116.2175
bold (not shy)88.419114.4301
brave (not careful)88.42017.8356
street-smart (not sheltered)88.17815.0328
night owl (not morning lark)87.73913.2251
egalitarian (not racist)87.311314.7102
heroic (not villainous)87.013415.0289
soulful (not soulless)87.09017.273
🌟 (not 💩)86.98619.4129
interesting (not tiresome)86.43816.6326
extraordinary (not mundane)86.07714.7303
pro (not noob)85.415619.6111
🤺 (not 🏌)84.39021.1102
wild (not tame)84.211916.8389
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.110317.0324
master (not apprentice)84.115418.4158
competent (not incompetent)83.824018.1320
high IQ (not low IQ)83.528014.1273
driven (not unambitious)83.432918.6310
unlucky (not fortunate)83.12118.6307
👻 (not 🤖)83.11115.780
resistant (not resigned)83.04420.3264
mischievous (not well behaved)82.917722.1373
mysterious (not unambiguous)82.75619.2419
independent (not codependent)82.613023.3385
backdoor (not official)82.67921.5369
mighty (not puny)82.514317.6339
inspiring (not cringeworthy)82.45216.791
scruffy (not manicured)82.38419.7385
explorer (not builder)82.13919.0401
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)82.14024.1164
complicated (not simple)82.112119.8286
deep (not shallow)81.88820.4108
confidential (not gossiping)81.518323.5381
outlaw (not sheriff)81.411222.9304
active (not slothful)81.326818.2312
decisive (not hesitant)81.218819.5365
spontaneous (not scheduled)81.010323.3315
fast (not slow)81.011317.1293
family-first (not work-first)81.010323.6434
resourceful (not helpless)81.031821.381
kind (not cruel)80.824416.7345
spicy (not mild)80.515416.9287
creative (not conventional)80.410020.5306
assertive (not passive)80.226720.2328
alpha (not beta)80.222521.0325
dominant (not submissive)80.127318.6308
attractive (not repulsive)80.125617.4326
charming (not awkward)79.914420.6312
legit (not scrub)79.717923.1151
arcane (not mainstream)79.68322.6311
cool (not dorky)79.610724.399
🧗 (not 🛌)79.614223.6164
😎 (not 🧐)79.58728.2102
masculine (not feminine)79.424919.4352
hipster (not basic)79.33317.2360
edgy (not politically correct)79.313622.4352
unorthodox (not traditional)79.313524.557
diligent (not lazy)78.749621.7317
beautiful (not ugly)78.635420.483
alert (not oblivious)78.622320.3106
deviant (not average)78.417321.0262
kinky (not vanilla)78.411318.9298
confident (not insecure)78.424521.9367
resolute (not wavering)78.116223.688
anarchist (not statist)78.06924.4139
genius (not dunce)77.521518.9375
go-getter (not slugabed)77.432024.0101
crafty (not scholarly)77.315721.6371
😏 (not 😬)77.29526.499
nurturing (not poisonous)76.920919.3117
extreme (not moderate)76.625421.9294
chaotic (not orderly)76.116723.5330
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)76.09528.4102
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.915822.1253
scandalous (not proper)75.819524.3304
bold (not serious)75.813625.4349
altruistic (not selfish)75.717623.8367
curious (not apathetic)75.618623.0305
rugged (not refined)75.015024.2334
messy (not neat)75.012320.0260
feminist (not sexist)74.930023.7109
🥾 (not 👟)74.911328.8101
outsider (not insider)74.411629.6238
funny (not humorless)74.420122.1350
equitable (not hypocritical)73.913822.264
playful (not shy)73.832525.1346
🤠 (not 🤑)73.816925.5110
liberal (not conservative)73.418329.495
self-assured (not self-conscious)73.230225.6300
zany (not regular)73.220822.594
democratic (not authoritarian)73.015726.5312
open-minded (not close-minded)73.015925.3380
atheist (not theist)72.919322.071
ferocious (not pacifist)72.630326.6309
introspective (not not introspective)72.620025.3134
worldly (not innocent)72.536630.3324
lenient (not strict)72.114424.2335
warm (not cold)71.923722.7333
🐮 (not 🐷)71.65023.3122
accepting (not judgemental)71.615527.9262
instinctual (not reasoned)71.523328.7324
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)71.020330.1123
biased (not impartial)70.930526.8292
😇 (not 😈)70.521926.1101
wholesome (not salacious)70.226630.284
tall (not short)70.126019.3311
guarded (not open)70.144725.2338
literary (not mathematical)69.819723.3290
impulsive (not cautious)69.625829.9319
🥰 (not 🙃)69.515432.3150
political (not nonpolitical)69.323031.6319
honorable (not cunning)69.227027.4329
flexible (not rigid)69.211425.6281
sad (not happy)69.227122.3320
coordinated (not clumsy)69.144725.3319
moody (not stable)69.036325.9343
intimate (not formal)68.917324.2193
🦇 (not 🐿)68.917427.1100
🐐 (not 🦒)68.818428.9150
artistic (not scientific)68.719024.9310
bossy (not meek)68.647022.6327
weird (not normal)68.629723.2339
rough (not smooth)68.418726.8308
varied (not repetitive)68.34125.3120
feisty (not gracious)68.241728.5218
🎩 (not 🧢)68.232131.6101
direct (not roundabout)68.042428.4328
abstract (not concrete)68.015128.890
suspicious (not awkward)67.939124.7308
💝 (not 💔)67.918534.5173
disarming (not creepy)67.742123.8143
astonishing (not methodical)67.411828.5277
🤫 (not 🤔)67.15431.7121
good-humored (not angry)66.930524.1311
purple (not orange)66.714429.4266
complimentary (not insulting)66.627726.774
spontaneous (not deliberate)66.416431.9332
transient (not permanent)66.310729.9120
wise (not foolish)65.732626.0327
drop out (not valedictorian)65.619629.4107
🧠 (not 💪)65.548426.296
imaginative (not practical)65.217328.5280
sorrowful (not cheery)64.537225.7320
👽 (not 🤡)64.327329.588
charming (not trusting)63.930330.3334
individualist (not communal)63.936832.588
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.929131.085
compersive (not jealous)63.823828.0256
gendered (not androgynous)63.873829.0146
💃 (not 🧕)63.840532.5155
emotional (not logical)63.633928.6333
jock (not nerd)63.626128.1329
western (not eastern)63.435131.1127
armoured (not vulnerable)63.243827.3280
thin (not thick)63.237427.6260
📈 (not 📉)63.238333.6103
indulgent (not sober)63.134128.1329
obsessed (not aloof)62.940429.1317
avant-garde (not classical)62.920527.657
competitive (not cooperative)62.746932.1332
private (not gregarious)62.742130.9329
flamboyant (not modest)62.431030.1318
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.134828.4299
🥳 (not 🥴)62.017231.4101
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.852030.193
sporty (not bookish)61.726430.4321
specialist (not generalist)61.737730.970
reclusive (not social)61.528832.4189
tactful (not indiscreet)61.446431.0104
down2earth (not head@clouds)61.340131.2306
metaphorical (not literal)61.314027.1283
🐩 (not 🐒)61.334634.495
luddite (not technophile)61.231028.5235
angelic (not demonic)61.140224.3318
🐘 (not 🐀)61.128032.9158
existentialist (not nihilist)60.838427.560
cryptic (not straightforward)60.713830.0359
neurotypical (not autistic)60.765626.5280
😜 (not 🤐)60.729634.4107
child free (not pronatalist)60.549429.9229
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)60.535532.4278
multicolored (not monochrome)60.528133.267
utilitarian (not decorative)60.449730.565
genuine (not sarcastic)60.237231.4292
minimalist (not pack rat)59.834329.394
tense (not relaxed)59.566529.0334
lustful (not chaste)59.542228.3285
low-tech (not high-tech)59.536930.1280
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.437331.1303
reasonable (not deranged)59.144929.494
depressed (not bright)59.029926.6297
skeptical (not spiritual)58.960630.9314
hedonist (not monastic)58.839128.270
glad (not mad)58.728327.3112
involved (not remote)57.962631.3284
hard (not soft)57.747625.892
goof-off (not studious)57.724530.8103
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.637732.0339
fresh (not stinky)57.556729.7171
playful (not serious)57.427830.3365
respectful (not rude)57.348429.1326
emancipated (not enslaved)57.358533.8292
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.359430.5118
whimsical (not rational)57.229829.6369
historical (not modern)56.933228.8244
reserved (not chatty)56.540831.3304
unassuming (not pretentious)56.327331.3113
stylish (not slovenly)55.856731.4357
pure (not debased)55.643628.3344
tasteful (not lewd)55.557827.1276
frugal (not lavish)55.547830.3275
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.348229.7151
😊 (not 🤣)55.253534.290
optimistic (not pessimistic)55.040630.2290
warm (not quarrelsome)54.836927.9325
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.744530.7233
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)54.764932.980
plays hard (not works hard)54.526830.0302
extrovert (not introvert)54.552533.4355
sweet (not bitter)54.542327.1291
real (not philosophical)54.563231.4263
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.545731.6131
mature (not juvenile)54.550528.766
workaholic (not slacker)54.572028.977
suspicious (not trusting)54.454034.0297
vengeful (not forgiving)54.447031.6294
animalistic (not human)54.322628.5287
rural (not urban)54.224431.9162
empirical (not theoretical)53.954831.6260
sickly (not healthy)53.920627.8284
queer (not straight)53.814431.7126
hard (not soft)53.553828.4332
miserable (not joyful)53.358327.283
rich (not poor)53.257232.4292
intellectual (not physical)53.160129.1277
old (not young)53.038622.6325
heathen (not devout)53.038332.2314
sane (not crazy)53.043928.894
disreputable (not prestigious)52.630833.7345
🦄 (not 🐴)52.637637.3112
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.332429.7198
humble (not arrogant)52.236630.9329
hurried (not leisurely)52.254130.5350
unpolished (not eloquent)52.035830.7273
industrial (not domestic)52.051429.775
disorganized (not self-disciplined)51.926331.7329
demure (not vain)51.842228.7291
libertarian (not socialist)51.663635.2289
unprepared (not hoarder)51.632927.0302
loud (not quiet)51.550831.2337
idealist (not realist)51.543229.081
precise (not vague)51.466827.3259
sensible (not ludicrous)51.357729.7316
patient (not impatient)51.334934.0118
calm (not anxious)51.239930.5332
lowbrow (not highbrow)51.233629.6268
objective (not subjective)51.143031.559
civilized (not barbaric)50.369125.5327
first-mate (not captain)50.352136.8356
😀 (not 😭)50.347734.499
expressive (not stoic)50.555633.2331

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Nymphadora Tonks (0.84)
  2. Fox Mulder (0.795)
  3. Patrick Verona (0.794)
  4. Spike Spiegel (0.776)
  5. Robin Hood (0.775)
  1. Mr. William Collins (-0.621)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (-0.586)
  3. Petunia Dursley (-0.572)
  4. Principal Skinner (-0.557)
  5. Sam Healy (-0.54)

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: INTJ (r = 0.45)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.39)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.34)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.29)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.15)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.15)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.11)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.09)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.04)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.01)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.01)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.0)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.0)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.01)
  15. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.01)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.01)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.02)
  18. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.15)
  19. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.16)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.18)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.18)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.19)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.21)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.23)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.25)


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