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Severus Snape Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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
secretive (not open-book)96.065.847
serious (not playful)95.649.6328
bookish (not sporty)94.5229.1328
guarded (not open)94.3911.5367
goth (not flower child)93.9715.022
reserved (not chatty)93.51012.2366
sorrowful (not cheery)93.039.7353
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.06612.9378
reclusive (not social)92.889.9223
strict (not lenient)92.43012.7350
private (not gregarious)92.31313.5402
winter (not summer)92.0813.132
studious (not goof-off)91.05818.0142
sad (not happy)90.6911.9334
tense (not relaxed)90.36816.9358
gloomy (not sunny)90.22711.458
cat person (not dog person)90.11417.337
high IQ (not low IQ)89.919711.1283
introvert (not extrovert)89.61114.8372
complicated (not simple)89.64218.6333
diligent (not lazy)89.528315.9363
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.54416.4343
nerd (not jock)89.314418.0401
intellectual (not physical)88.511116.2338
scheduled (not spontaneous)88.37716.0344
intense (not lighthearted)88.312717.457
traumatized (not flourishing)87.74314.353
tight (not loose)87.75021.067
coordinated (not clumsy)87.616016.5364
miserable (not joyful)87.54414.8115
perceptive (not unobservant)87.422818.660
slow-talking (not fast-talking)87.1718.862
stoic (not expressive)86.92120.6320
pessimistic (not optimistic)86.82119.6326
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.53819.5416
vintage (not trendy)86.47817.858
pointed (not random)86.212919.571
🦇 (not 🐿)86.13817.7109
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.120119.448
night owl (not morning lark)86.19818.3256
🧠 (not 💪)86.018319.3164
humorless (not funny)85.72822.3349
cold (not warm)85.411019.7364
quarrelsome (not warm)85.214219.7375
distant (not touchy-feely)85.27521.623
demanding (not unchallenging)85.127022.080
angry (not good-humored)85.05520.9317
🎩 (not 🧢)84.614522.5129
works hard (not plays hard)84.316321.8376
arcane (not mainstream)84.14818.6318
competent (not incompetent)84.137122.7362
driven (not unambitious)83.948918.1338
bitter (not sweet)83.912420.6326
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)83.82924.074
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)83.64623.7168
rigid (not flexible)83.69420.5368
confidential (not gossiping)83.622923.0416
alert (not oblivious)83.420523.4131
scientific (not artistic)83.314020.2345
🎨 (not 🏀)83.323815.069
persistent (not quitter)83.273921.6120
authoritarian (not democratic)83.112620.7381
bossy (not meek)83.036121.9370
workaholic (not slacker)82.944820.9107
important (not irrelevant)82.941121.9243
dramatic (not comedic)82.718923.157
insulting (not complimentary)82.612921.8108
historical (not modern)82.56916.0260
🤐 (not 😜)82.46126.2117
on-time (not tardy)82.332327.386
haunted (not blissful)82.219425.083
quiet (not loud)81.910420.5396
suspicious (not trusting)81.821723.8370
judgemental (not accepting)81.620323.2278
genius (not dunce)81.626021.1384
frank (not sugarcoated)81.527421.238
prudish (not flirtatious)81.53917.933
biased (not impartial)81.414324.3322
resourceful (not helpless)81.450522.4107
serious (not bold)81.24323.8395
monotone (not expressive)81.23727.137
chortling (not giggling)81.17122.559
cynical (not gullible)80.724425.233
hard (not soft)80.720123.5363
unlucky (not fortunate)80.66821.4343
indie (not pop)80.613622.532
shy (not playful)80.62319.3365
weird (not normal)80.521217.3378
rock (not rap)80.524319.224
pensive (not serene)80.48021.350
master (not apprentice)80.237825.1195
🤺 (not 🏌)80.230122.3138
fearmongering (not reassuring)80.114128.040
pretentious (not unassuming)80.119524.7155
depressed (not bright)79.96725.5325
cautious (not impulsive)79.812522.4357
sturdy (not flimsy)79.729723.751
OCD (not ADHD)79.417123.252
stubborn (not accommodating)79.445026.769
skeptical (not spiritual)79.330324.8353
hoarder (not unprepared)79.35914.4312
offended (not chill)79.118826.453
deep (not epic)79.11723.953
rational (not whimsical)78.922726.7382
😭 (not 😀)78.95725.3150
formal (not intimate)78.613928.2206
awkward (not charming)78.510223.8375
practical (not imaginative)78.523522.6360
jealous (not opinionated)78.52528.933
pro (not noob)78.453826.7132
penny-pincher (not overspender)78.47322.0199
purple (not orange)78.38324.8332
queen (not princess)78.132530.029
utilitarian (not decorative)77.815323.596
opinionated (not neutral)77.869925.262
analysis (not common sense)77.716023.527
orderly (not chaotic)77.726425.0344
eloquent (not unpolished)77.536524.6321
sober (not indulgent)77.07926.9345
child free (not pronatalist)76.922629.2291
resolute (not wavering)76.929527.2114
deep (not shallow)76.925126.4135
decisive (not hesitant)76.845824.8386
extreme (not moderate)76.546222.5333
sarcastic (not genuine)76.424026.2355
worldly (not innocent)76.149923.2368
cryptic (not straightforward)76.14730.4385
tall (not short)76.027819.9367
methodical (not astonishing)75.821627.8368
jealous (not compersive)75.821228.9309
neat (not messy)75.844126.2286
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)75.820730.9148
mad (not glad)75.727625.3108
competitive (not cooperative)75.449127.0329
moody (not stable)75.444929.5352
introspective (not not introspective)75.425926.0170
close-minded (not open-minded)75.315325.5402
triggered (not trolling)75.214826.057
arrogant (not humble)75.241025.2350
🧕 (not 💃)75.03527.7207
conspiracist (not sheeple)74.932824.6242
motivated (not unmotivated)74.9102929.038
devoted (not unfaithful)74.888828.424
armoured (not vulnerable)74.837327.8361
presidential (not folksy)74.827824.446
individualist (not communal)74.735125.7106
realistic (not fantastical)74.729428.362
deviant (not average)74.538223.0258
obsessed (not aloof)74.330729.9357
🥶 (not 🥵)74.210529.365
hard (not soft)74.137426.5106
two-faced (not one-faced)74.122031.285
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)73.918026.7330
jaded (not innocent)73.950326.828
overachiever (not underachiever)73.971126.659
valedictorian (not drop out)73.860326.9127
💀 (not 🎃)73.528228.264
vengeful (not forgiving)73.239626.7367
suspicious (not awkward)73.145627.9344
paranoid (not naive)73.127421.541
specialist (not generalist)72.923226.5100
machiavellian (not transparent)72.728227.443
assertive (not passive)72.665728.2313
Russian (not French)72.410827.845
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.431925.9128
frugal (not lavish)72.325424.5355
old (not young)72.329718.3369
edgy (not politically correct)72.339326.5348
ranged (not melee)72.18626.638
outsider (not insider)72.022933.7311
self-destructive (not self-improving)71.535028.058
wooden (not plastic)71.544730.567
monochrome (not multicolored)71.425835.597
wise (not foolish)71.440226.2354
🥾 (not 👟)71.327931.2138
freak (not normie)71.334524.887
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.237527.3326
atheist (not theist)71.239726.785
rude (not respectful)71.228126.0382
ferocious (not pacifist)71.154723.8343
love-focused (not money-focused)71.171233.520
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.017528.746
dry (not moist)70.920833.755
picky (not always down)70.833634.636
non-gamer (not gamer)70.748434.950
masculine (not feminine)70.767322.1358
political (not nonpolitical)70.737029.9377
permanent (not transient)70.724326.0161
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.511727.8371
businesslike (not chivalrous)70.236230.661
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.066525.653
conservative (not liberal)69.821228.7125
punchable (not loveable)69.726132.258
precise (not vague)69.558531.9257
🧐 (not 😎)69.529134.0122
tactful (not indiscreet)69.445432.0106
🥴 (not 🥳)69.428028.9126
stingy (not generous)69.429227.978
badass (not weakass)69.387030.365
dominant (not submissive)69.175329.5365
refined (not rugged)69.050829.0341
punk rock (not preppy)68.936833.649
English (not German)68.796136.151
direct (not roundabout)68.670233.3402
subdued (not exuberant)68.616632.452
feisty (not gracious)68.569127.7285
contrarian (not yes-man)68.447830.528
extraordinary (not mundane)68.370428.2333
never cries (not often crying)68.154035.931
mature (not juvenile)68.055831.2129
oxymoron (not tautology)68.014228.125
mighty (not puny)67.975326.6360
independent (not codependent)67.569135.3429
repulsive (not attractive)67.419227.1333
thinker (not doer)67.317532.770
entitled (not grateful)67.149629.557
stoic (not hypochondriac)67.044330.031
street-smart (not sheltered)66.968830.9346
cultured (not rustic)66.956528.431
poisonous (not nurturing)66.538326.6154
loyal (not traitorous)66.3108830.5350
devout (not heathen)66.241628.8305
classical (not avant-garde)66.247029.678
legit (not scrub)66.291931.6180
still (not twitchy)66.124733.968
libertarian (not socialist)66.025228.1274
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.952032.3337
luddite (not technophile)65.732730.6275
realist (not idealist)65.744531.2116
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)65.782828.697
🐐 (not 🦒)65.647130.1162
spicy (not mild)65.571630.6365
hypocritical (not equitable)65.438632.5117
cruel (not kind)65.327725.5381
💔 (not 💝)65.236336.4173
geriatric (not vibrant)65.217032.255
chosen one (not everyman)65.149729.128
interesting (not tiresome)65.085529.4326
hard-work (not natural-talent)65.063030.483
modest (not flamboyant)64.858632.2330
reasoned (not instinctual)64.531632.8355
creepy (not disarming)64.523030.6154
off-key (not musical)64.245129.448
straight (not queer)63.9106333.6153
concise (not long-winded)63.936935.529
active (not slothful)63.8118928.7309
first-mate (not captain)63.858333.6375
minimalist (not pack rat)63.845231.7127
🐴 (not 🦄)63.858735.9143
genocidal (not not genocidal)63.826330.843
cocky (not timid)63.894830.139
rough (not smooth)63.747530.6303
patriotic (not unpatriotic)63.680331.6116
work-first (not family-first)63.557634.1434
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.433228.3270
🤫 (not 🤔)63.418033.5122
muddy (not washed)63.432628.935
treasure (not trash)63.3115432.9143
sickly (not healthy)63.122626.0332
empirical (not theoretical)63.037330.6359
builder (not explorer)62.945328.6365
sensible (not ludicrous)62.871430.5342
human (not animalistic)62.8100228.7319
monastic (not hedonist)62.822028.183
quirky (not predictable)62.749934.034
😊 (not 🤣)62.574229.9127
bored (not interested)62.513332.858
bold (not shy)62.4125031.8323
backdoor (not official)62.460631.3375
kinky (not vanilla)62.354731.8302
🙃 (not 🥰)62.247235.8172
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)62.137736.2136
factual (not poetic)62.163634.339
📈 (not 📉)61.779136.2140
👽 (not 🤡)61.555534.5112
efficient (not overprepared)61.586433.950
civilized (not barbaric)61.395628.3348
enslaved (not emancipated)61.219431.2297
believable (not poorly-written)61.2138933.252
earth (not air)61.277333.166
scholarly (not crafty)61.144630.8385
hunter (not gatherer)61.071331.544
debased (not pure)60.956429.7361
Roman (not Greek)60.938131.744
low self esteem (not narcissistic)60.837533.459
good-cook (not bad-cook)60.646531.354
mathematical (not literary)60.537632.7315
sexist (not feminist)60.538029.2153
realistic (not ambitious)60.534532.384
mischievous (not well behaved)60.481130.0356
resistant (not resigned)60.4110831.7316
asexual (not sexual)60.433133.662
fire (not water)60.482634.280
unemotional (not emotional)60.327336.319
prestigious (not disreputable)60.287930.4364
high standards (not desperate)60.281436.283
cunning (not honorable)60.150831.2422
repetitive (not varied)60.166331.2185
ugly (not beautiful)60.121132.2120
🐩 (not 🐒)60.164433.099
proactive (not reactive)60.032535.123
slovenly (not stylish)59.938331.8356
salacious (not wholesome)59.853331.7121
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.782632.665
zany (not regular)59.675430.3108
claustrophobic (not spelunker)59.630430.250
manicured (not scruffy)59.595132.7416
traditional (not unorthodox)59.454135.6102
😬 (not 😏)59.342434.2130
industrial (not domestic)59.158232.180
sane (not crazy)59.159628.3121
Pepsi (not Coke)59.126436.281
demonic (not angelic)59.053226.0340
sage (not whippersnapper)59.050134.341
uninspiring (not charismatic)58.818432.2294
gendered (not androgynous)58.7144731.8158
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.662032.6326
go-getter (not slugabed)58.6136630.0130
🐀 (not 🐘)58.553334.6205
anarchist (not statist)58.457232.3168
proper (not scandalous)58.367331.9329
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)58.3104129.5128
fast (not slow)58.2108230.3329
no-nonsense (not dramatic)58.059737.4176
nihilist (not existentialist)57.928532.080
chaste (not lustful)57.849231.6338
hurried (not leisurely)57.876531.4402
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.792234.929
impatient (not patient)57.591936.4181
metrosexual (not macho)57.588832.246
extravagant (not thrifty)57.365533.570
apathetic (not curious)57.223632.4345
vain (not demure)57.270130.6298
low-tech (not high-tech)57.269733.1299
stinky (not fresh)57.236834.0203
cannibal (not vegan)57.265032.453
tailor (not blacksmith)57.193330.940
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)57.066632.9269
factual (not exaggerating)57.071332.753
envious (not prideful)56.916434.077
beta (not alpha)56.751934.4326
🌟 (not 💩)56.7121336.1114
romantic (not dispassionate)56.7110533.969
chic (not cheesy)56.662531.537
insecure (not confident)56.437533.5385
oppressed (not privileged)56.444532.350
consistent (not variable)56.489530.051
linear (not circular)56.461033.153
antagonist (not protagonist)56.335431.031
corporate (not freelance)56.257636.258
racist (not egalitarian)56.122230.9128
lost (not enlightened)56.175231.763
conventional (not creative)55.962233.8397
heroic (not villainous)55.8119730.2343
literal (not metaphorical)55.798133.4337
thin (not thick)55.691230.9278
brave (not careful)55.4100433.4345
profound (not ironic)55.364234.265
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.157533.5300
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.092434.7113
tasteful (not lewd)54.9106330.8307
radical (not centrist)54.979530.823
🛌 (not 🧗)54.850731.4191
logical (not emotional)54.567732.4348
rural (not urban)54.539930.3192
😈 (not 😇)54.374232.3146
cool (not dorky)54.290332.2140
remote (not involved)54.126234.0287
psychopath (not empath)54.156330.079
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.042231.9310
Swedish (not Italian)54.067834.652
tame (not wild)53.861929.0405
attentive (not interrupting)53.683734.447
rebellious (not obedient)53.4103831.6320
calm (not anxious)53.361433.1347
selfish (not altruistic)53.270234.1412
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.256333.8257
bad boy (not white knight)53.264931.735
reasonable (not deranged)52.996731.3132
concrete (not abstract)52.898236.3130
🐷 (not 🐮)52.849831.6150
western (not eastern)52.6130432.5159
neurotypical (not autistic)52.4139931.3314
hipster (not basic)52.458033.0333
outlaw (not sheriff)52.383832.1304
trusting (not charming)52.272625.3305
fixable (not unfixable)52.1106834.447
reliable (not experimental)51.992831.465
real (not philosophical)51.7119131.5255
lover (not fighter)51.784629.580
👻 (not 🤖)51.391333.4109
sleepy (not frenzied)51.318431.969
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)51.3108336.469
giving (not receiving)51.2106132.935
poor (not rich)51.166927.4282
soulful (not soulless)51.1131033.4106
🤑 (not 🤠)51.166833.2108
subjective (not objective)50.989333.096
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.878233.4308
perverted (not clean)50.759932.764

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 (0.778)
  2. Sasuke Uchiha (0.774)
  3. Mycroft Holmes (0.767)
  4. Toby Ziegler (0.758)
  5. Thufir Hawat (0.745)
  6. Inspector Kido (0.743)
  7. Darth Vader (0.741)
  8. Dr. Harry Wells (0.739)
  9. Carolyn Martens (0.739)
  10. Scorpius (0.734)
  1. Josh Chan (-0.735)
  2. Jason Mendoza (-0.666)
  3. Karen Smith (-0.663)
  4. Joey Tribbiani (-0.653)
  5. Luke Dunphy (-0.65)
  6. Brittany Pierce (-0.643)
  7. Troy Barnes (-0.633)
  8. Midge Pinciotti (-0.631)
  9. Michael Kelso (-0.63)
  10. Pumbaa (-0.612)

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.



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