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Severus Snape Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Severus Snape 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. 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
serious (not playful)95.749.6330
secretive (not open-book)95.6116.251
bookish (not sporty)94.5299.0333
guarded (not open)94.4811.5371
reserved (not chatty)93.51412.2366
sorrowful (not cheery)93.059.7359
reclusive (not social)92.9129.9225
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.78013.6385
winter (not summer)92.7712.638
strict (not lenient)92.43112.6351
private (not gregarious)92.11714.0406
studious (not goof-off)91.07318.0142
goth (not flower child)90.72017.329
sad (not happy)90.51211.8335
gloomy (not sunny)90.42611.359
tense (not relaxed)90.27916.8362
cat person (not dog person)90.11616.245
introvert (not extrovert)89.71814.7378
high IQ (not low IQ)89.723611.2287
diligent (not lazy)89.632315.9364
complicated (not simple)89.65218.5335
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.45016.4347
nerd (not jock)89.315118.0402
intense (not lighthearted)88.613417.061
intellectual (not physical)88.313016.7340
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.38816.0345
perceptive (not unobservant)87.924518.264
tight (not loose)87.85320.968
traumatized (not flourishing)87.75514.353
coordinated (not clumsy)87.618916.4369
miserable (not joyful)87.55414.9117
slow-talking (not fast-talking)87.4818.169
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.92919.5330
stoic (not expressive)86.92620.5323
vintage (not trendy)86.77917.463
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.44619.7417
🦇 (not 🐿)86.44517.5112
night owl (not morning lark)86.311118.3259
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.322318.951
pointed (not random)86.214519.571
🧠 (not 💪)85.922019.3165
humorless (not funny)85.73522.2350
demanding (not unchallenging)85.627221.883
cold (not warm)85.411619.7366
quarrelsome (not warm)85.215119.7376
distant (not touchy-feely)85.29622.035
angry (not good-humored)85.16520.8322
🎩 (not 🧢)84.517822.4130
works hard (not plays hard)84.218721.7379
arcane (not mainstream)84.25418.6320
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)84.22723.876
competent (not incompetent)84.143522.7365
bitter (not sweet)84.014820.6329
driven (not unambitious)83.956618.1342
🎨 (not 🏀)83.825014.872
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)83.66123.6170
rigid (not flexible)83.610720.5369
confidential (not gossiping)83.626123.0418
scientific (not artistic)83.416120.1349
alert (not oblivious)83.422923.4131
authoritarian (not democratic)83.113220.8385
important (not irrelevant)83.049421.8246
bossy (not meek)82.939822.0374
workaholic (not slacker)82.952620.8108
dramatic (not comedic)82.820722.958
persistent (not quitter)82.689722.0123
monotone (not expressive)82.64326.540
historical (not modern)82.58215.9263
on-time (not tardy)82.536526.989
🤐 (not 😜)82.38026.2120
insulting (not complimentary)82.214622.5110
haunted (not blissful)82.222325.083
quiet (not loud)81.912320.5396
prudish (not flirtatious)81.94218.339
suspicious (not trusting)81.824023.7375
judgemental (not accepting)81.722623.1282
frank (not sugarcoated)81.730920.945
genius (not dunce)81.630421.1385
cynical (not gullible)81.624424.138
chortling (not giggling)81.36522.163
rock (not rap)81.322817.630
serious (not bold)81.14423.9399
biased (not impartial)80.917024.9324
resourceful (not helpless)80.861523.1111
hard (not soft)80.722723.5364
unlucky (not fortunate)80.68121.4346
weird (not normal)80.624217.3381
shy (not playful)80.63119.2367
pensive (not serene)80.48521.151
master (not apprentice)80.242525.1195
stubborn (not accommodating)80.247626.472
🤺 (not 🏌)80.036822.7143
jealous (not opinionated)80.02427.737
depressed (not bright)79.99125.5325
cautious (not impulsive)79.815022.4360
pretentious (not unassuming)79.822124.9156
deep (not epic)79.71923.357
sturdy (not flimsy)79.434323.954
offended (not chill)79.421426.055
OCD (not ADHD)79.418823.252
hoarder (not unprepared)79.37514.3313
skeptical (not spiritual)79.234024.7355
rational (not whimsical)78.925826.7382
😭 (not 😀)78.97225.3150
pro (not noob)78.859626.5135
analysis (not common sense)78.717121.733
formal (not intimate)78.715828.1209
awkward (not charming)78.510523.8375
practical (not imaginative)78.528222.6363
penny-pincher (not overspender)78.57621.9200
purple (not orange)78.410124.8335
fearmongering (not reassuring)78.318028.755
utilitarian (not decorative)78.216023.498
opinionated (not neutral)78.077925.167
eloquent (not unpolished)77.839224.5326
orderly (not chaotic)77.730125.1350
resolute (not wavering)77.134227.1115
sober (not indulgent)77.09726.9347
decisive (not hesitant)76.951524.8387
indie (not pop)76.926423.444
extreme (not moderate)76.650422.4335
child free (not pronatalist)76.526729.6297
sarcastic (not genuine)76.426826.2360
deep (not shallow)76.231327.3138
worldly (not innocent)76.155023.2370
cryptic (not straightforward)76.14630.4386
neat (not messy)76.049426.2290
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)76.023830.7151
tall (not short)75.933320.6411
devoted (not unfaithful)75.998627.931
jealous (not compersive)75.824728.9310
mad (not glad)75.830925.1110
methodical (not astonishing)75.725227.8371
moody (not stable)75.350429.6354
arrogant (not humble)75.345725.2353
introspective (not not introspective)75.330126.3173
close-minded (not open-minded)75.317825.5402
triggered (not trolling)75.216626.057
competitive (not cooperative)75.254827.2330
motivated (not unmotivated)75.2119528.443
machiavellian (not transparent)75.125525.654
🧕 (not 💃)75.05727.6208
realistic (not fantastical)74.833528.163
armoured (not vulnerable)74.842627.7362
conspiracist (not sheeple)74.836024.5245
presidential (not folksy)74.832424.047
queen (not princess)74.648431.237
deviant (not average)74.443022.9260
🥶 (not 🥵)74.410929.166
hard (not soft)74.440726.0113
individualist (not communal)74.439825.7107
💀 (not 🎃)74.328328.166
obsessed (not aloof)74.237129.9358
two-faced (not one-faced)74.224230.888
jaded (not innocent)74.057326.836
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)73.919826.8334
Russian (not French)73.410927.647
vengeful (not forgiving)73.344026.7368
suspicious (not awkward)73.348127.8348
ranged (not melee)73.18627.242
overachiever (not underachiever)73.086627.360
specialist (not generalist)72.926826.5100
valedictorian (not drop out)72.971427.9132
old (not young)72.433018.4370
paranoid (not naive)72.435222.444
edgy (not politically correct)72.343926.5352
frugal (not lavish)72.229824.6361
assertive (not passive)72.275828.5315
love-focused (not money-focused)72.178133.826
self-destructive (not self-improving)72.037828.059
monochrome (not multicolored)71.927635.399
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.937326.2130
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.916928.555
outsider (not insider)71.826633.8313
dry (not moist)71.820732.959
freak (not normie)71.639224.789
non-gamer (not gamer)71.650234.253
contrarian (not yes-man)71.442528.734
picky (not always down)71.435533.738
wise (not foolish)71.345426.2358
🥾 (not 👟)71.333831.2138
ferocious (not pacifist)71.161723.8346
rude (not respectful)71.130926.0385
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.140227.4326
businesslike (not chivalrous)70.938630.363
political (not nonpolitical)70.942129.9380
wooden (not plastic)70.853630.469
masculine (not feminine)70.778322.1358
permanent (not transient)70.728626.0161
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.513527.8373
atheist (not theist)70.548227.289
punchable (not loveable)70.528031.562
punk rock (not preppy)70.240432.953
stingy (not generous)69.831327.979
🧐 (not 😎)69.633033.8123
tactful (not indiscreet)69.551831.8107
badass (not weakass)69.598430.171
precise (not vague)69.465932.0260
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.480226.256
oxymoron (not tautology)69.310826.230
conservative (not liberal)69.224228.8128
dominant (not submissive)69.284429.4368
🥴 (not 🥳)68.935429.4127
cultured (not rustic)68.856727.541
refined (not rugged)68.758829.2344
direct (not roundabout)68.779833.2405
feisty (not gracious)68.676327.6286
never cries (not often crying)68.561834.942
English (not German)68.2111836.557
mighty (not puny)68.086026.6362
extraordinary (not mundane)68.083728.4335
mature (not juvenile)67.863131.7131
thinker (not doer)67.620332.671
repulsive (not attractive)67.520327.1335
independent (not codependent)67.578435.3432
entitled (not grateful)67.354329.358
subdued (not exuberant)67.024232.858
street-smart (not sheltered)66.878331.0348
chosen one (not everyman)66.551028.630
loyal (not traitorous)66.3127230.5351
poisonous (not nurturing)66.342826.6158
legit (not scrub)66.3103831.5181
classical (not avant-garde)66.253429.678
libertarian (not socialist)66.126228.1276
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.094428.3100
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.958732.3337
devout (not heathen)65.849628.8311
realist (not idealist)65.849631.4119
still (not twitchy)65.828933.769
hard-work (not natural-talent)65.868430.585
stoic (not hypochondriac)65.858431.435
luddite (not technophile)65.735730.5277
🐐 (not 🦒)65.755830.0164
geriatric (not vibrant)65.617931.757
muddy (not washed)65.531626.942
cruel (not kind)65.431125.4385
spicy (not mild)65.380630.8368
genocidal (not not genocidal)65.327030.150
interesting (not tiresome)65.296629.4329
💔 (not 💝)65.241336.3174
hypocritical (not equitable)65.044232.6118
off-key (not musical)64.849629.449
modest (not flamboyant)64.668832.2331
reasoned (not instinctual)64.537032.8356
creepy (not disarming)64.525530.5155
cocky (not timid)64.4105629.843
straight (not queer)64.2114433.5155
minimalist (not pack rat)64.149931.6129
active (not slothful)64.0136828.8310
efficient (not overprepared)63.885733.654
rough (not smooth)63.753730.6304
first-mate (not captain)63.766933.5377
🐴 (not 🦄)63.768835.8147
concise (not long-winded)63.746834.732
patriotic (not unpatriotic)63.691331.6119
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.438728.3270
work-first (not family-first)63.366034.2436
🤫 (not 🤔)63.320833.6124
bored (not interested)63.213132.660
sickly (not healthy)63.126026.0335
treasure (not trash)63.1133032.8148
empirical (not theoretical)63.041330.6359
monastic (not hedonist)62.827328.183
human (not animalistic)62.7114928.8320
builder (not explorer)62.750928.7366
sensible (not ludicrous)62.682930.6343
quirky (not predictable)62.657034.740
bold (not shy)62.4142531.7326
😊 (not 🤣)62.487529.8128
backdoor (not official)62.368231.2377
believable (not poorly-written)62.3154233.154
🙃 (not 🥰)62.252935.9175
factual (not poetic)62.271533.741
kinky (not vanilla)62.163531.9305
earth (not air)62.184132.970
good-cook (not bad-cook)61.650531.356
enslaved (not emancipated)61.521831.2300
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)61.544136.5137
👽 (not 🤡)61.264934.5114
civilized (not barbaric)61.1109028.5353
📈 (not 📉)61.194536.4142
scholarly (not crafty)61.049230.8388
sage (not whippersnapper)60.851433.944
debased (not pure)60.763829.7363
sexist (not feminist)60.741529.2154
resistant (not resigned)60.6124331.7320
prestigious (not disreputable)60.598730.5367
🐩 (not 🐒)60.572232.9101
low self esteem (not narcissistic)60.545633.762
mischievous (not well behaved)60.491529.9359
mathematical (not literary)60.443632.7316
hunter (not gatherer)60.483531.445
fire (not water)60.494034.280
repetitive (not varied)60.372531.1189
cunning (not honorable)60.255731.2424
high standards (not desperate)60.290636.283
salacious (not wholesome)60.159831.5123
slovenly (not stylish)60.044231.8360
ugly (not beautiful)59.923132.2122
😬 (not 😏)59.946634.2133
Roman (not Greek)59.947931.846
realistic (not ambitious)59.943832.685
traditional (not unorthodox)59.859935.7103
asexual (not sexual)59.841233.066
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.792032.665
manicured (not scruffy)59.4108832.6419
metrosexual (not macho)59.493532.652
unemotional (not emotional)59.430335.926
demonic (not angelic)59.159826.0341
uninspiring (not charismatic)59.019732.2296
industrial (not domestic)59.067231.882
Pepsi (not Coke)59.034536.184
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.935530.753
side character (not main character)58.880631.031
gendered (not androgynous)58.7162231.7161
sane (not crazy)58.770428.3123
go-getter (not slugabed)58.7156529.9131
zany (not regular)58.787130.3113
anarchist (not statist)58.665032.2170
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.569732.6327
🐀 (not 🐘)58.562834.5206
proper (not scandalous)58.476831.7332
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)58.4117129.3131
fast (not slow)58.3124730.3331
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.067937.5175
chaste (not lustful)57.959231.6339
impatient (not patient)57.9101836.4183
nihilist (not existentialist)57.932432.080
chic (not cheesy)57.868830.942
hurried (not leisurely)57.788131.5403
antagonist (not protagonist)57.636831.635
oppressed (not privileged)57.550531.853
lost (not enlightened)57.482232.267
proactive (not reactive)57.447734.728
vain (not demure)57.378930.5304
stinky (not fresh)57.343834.0204
extravagant (not thrifty)57.374133.570
low-tech (not high-tech)57.279533.1299
apathetic (not curious)57.127532.5347
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.975432.9271
envious (not prideful)56.919934.380
beta (not alpha)56.659234.4327
🌟 (not 💩)56.6139735.9115
insecure (not confident)56.442933.6389
cannibal (not vegan)56.474632.754
profound (not ironic)56.171733.768
conventional (not creative)56.071533.8398
factual (not exaggerating)56.084533.354
racist (not egalitarian)55.925630.8129
romantic (not dispassionate)55.9127734.370
heroic (not villainous)55.8137530.2344
consistent (not variable)55.7105030.553
literal (not metaphorical)55.6112033.5339
thin (not thick)55.6105630.8281
brave (not careful)55.4116533.4348
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.0106334.7113
corporate (not freelance)55.069336.160
tasteful (not lewd)54.9122530.8309
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.968433.5302
🛌 (not 🧗)54.855631.4191
logical (not emotional)54.676732.3350
tailor (not blacksmith)54.5113531.845
psychopath (not empath)54.562830.082
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.347531.8315
rural (not urban)54.347330.5195
remote (not involved)54.129734.0289
linear (not circular)54.085034.559
attentive (not interrupting)54.094234.148
cool (not dorky)53.9105032.4143
tame (not wild)53.771529.0406
😈 (not 😇)53.785032.6148
calm (not anxious)53.370133.1352
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.266434.0259
selfish (not altruistic)53.178634.1413
rebellious (not obedient)53.1119531.8324
reasonable (not deranged)53.0110631.2133
🐷 (not 🐮)53.055531.6154
fixable (not unfixable)52.7119234.348
western (not eastern)52.6149632.5159
Swedish (not Italian)52.685234.854
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)52.6119034.736
trusting (not charming)52.582825.2310
hipster (not basic)52.568032.9336
concrete (not abstract)52.5112636.4133
radical (not centrist)52.5104430.631
neurotypical (not autistic)52.4155931.3314
outlaw (not sheriff)52.495432.0309
bad boy (not white knight)52.277131.237
reliable (not experimental)52.1105331.867
real (not philosophical)51.7135031.5255
👻 (not 🤖)51.5103433.2110
sleepy (not frenzied)51.421531.871
soulful (not soulless)51.3150433.3107
poor (not rich)51.079127.4287
lover (not fighter)51.098529.881
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)50.8126536.573
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.790033.4309
🤠 (not 🤑)50.3125133.4109
receiving (not giving)50.476033.241
subjective (not objective)50.5103732.8101
perverted (not clean)50.566532.668

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Vicious (0.779)
  2. Sasuke Uchiha (0.774)
  3. Mycroft Holmes (0.765)
  4. Silco (0.764)
  5. Toby Ziegler (0.758)
  6. Kaz Brekker (0.752)
  7. Thufir Hawat (0.748)
  8. Inspector Kido (0.744)
  9. Darth Vader (0.74)
  10. Dr. Harry Wells (0.74)
  1. Josh Chan (-0.738)
  2. Jason Mendoza (-0.665)
  3. Karen Smith (-0.659)
  4. Luke Dunphy (-0.654)
  5. Joey Tribbiani (-0.653)
  6. Brittany Pierce (-0.641)
  7. Troy Barnes (-0.634)
  8. Michael Kelso (-0.628)
  9. Midge Pinciotti (-0.626)
  10. Patrick Star (-0.624)

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

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


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