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Serena Joy Waterford Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Serena Joy Waterford is a character from The Handmaid's Tale.

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
rich (not poor)92.79715.554
tense (not relaxed)92.4349.072
dramatic (not comedic)90.91511.871
political (not nonpolitical)90.33915.831
intense (not lighthearted)90.39613.544
on-time (not tardy)90.38814.264
serious (not playful)90.26310.352
studious (not goof-off)90.19512.241
gendered (not androgynous)89.28919.050
offended (not chill)88.93814.766
miserable (not joyful)88.83810.443
deliberate (not spontaneous)88.65914.737
sorrowful (not cheery)88.22711.441
bitter (not sweet)88.17514.936
manicured (not scruffy)88.120720.941
authoritarian (not democratic)87.87217.645
rigid (not flexible)87.85214.440
guarded (not open)87.714716.852
fearmongering (not reassuring)87.74613.527
scheduled (not spontaneous)87.410417.656
OCD (not ADHD)87.33315.158
formal (not intimate)87.23317.666
secretive (not open-book)86.715314.469
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.630219.556
preppy (not punk rock)86.69018.052
strict (not lenient)86.510415.245
jealous (not compersive)86.45615.243
🎩 (not 🧢)86.413517.637
conservative (not liberal)86.34323.047
punchable (not loveable)85.99616.244
sad (not happy)85.85614.147
hypocritical (not equitable)85.75314.871
straight (not queer)85.619420.833
prudish (not flirtatious)85.32116.631
humorless (not funny)85.13916.972
💔 (not 💝)85.05019.848
coordinated (not clumsy)84.629816.837
angry (not good-humored)84.67114.747
🐩 (not 🐒)84.59520.539
extreme (not moderate)84.425322.534
valedictorian (not drop out)84.430521.452
diligent (not lazy)84.366220.643
pretentious (not unassuming)84.313420.148
🥴 (not 🥳)84.32212.945
cold (not warm)83.913715.442
stubborn (not accommodating)83.933919.348
traditional (not unorthodox)83.85423.845
pointed (not random)83.725117.756
💀 (not 🎃)83.78420.923
mad (not glad)83.612519.746
jaded (not innocent)83.423916.339
persistent (not quitter)83.483717.635
🤐 (not 😜)83.26620.431
selfish (not altruistic)83.019617.534
eloquent (not unpolished)82.921721.861
tall (not short)82.715215.466
judgemental (not accepting)82.720920.638
presidential (not folksy)82.711918.135
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)82.612716.137
sheriff (not outlaw)82.615119.538
businesslike (not chivalrous)82.611417.956
suspicious (not trusting)82.422717.442
winter (not summer)82.410825.333
😈 (not 😇)82.319717.436
tight (not loose)82.317423.856
entitled (not grateful)82.222318.553
deranged (not reasonable)82.111316.023
🥶 (not 🥵)82.12817.135
biased (not impartial)82.014723.134
neat (not messy)82.026523.646
hard (not soft)82.019118.345
bold (not shy)81.971615.333
corporate (not freelance)81.810720.945
gloomy (not sunny)81.816316.636
🧠 (not 💪)81.637214.845
vengeful (not forgiving)81.526920.045
driven (not unambitious)81.569816.654
bookish (not sporty)81.441319.543
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)81.48217.740
hard (not soft)81.421219.139
quarrelsome (not warm)81.124414.235
reserved (not chatty)80.918724.744
obsessed (not aloof)80.718221.340
workaholic (not slacker)80.765018.255
cat person (not dog person)80.712124.523
soulless (not soulful)80.69921.534
basic (not hipster)80.613319.341
complicated (not simple)80.631523.942
chortling (not giggling)80.58219.624
methodical (not astonishing)80.412317.842
bossy (not meek)80.349520.051
opinionated (not neutral)80.362622.170
refined (not rugged)80.221425.852
conventional (not creative)80.110524.243
feminine (not masculine)79.932318.331
overachiever (not underachiever)79.953522.549
two-faced (not one-faced)79.715422.063
high IQ (not low IQ)79.670221.440
Swedish (not Italian)79.65220.732
🙃 (not 🥰)79.414918.735
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.49024.642
competitive (not cooperative)79.444224.141
😭 (not 😀)79.46419.539
builder (not explorer)79.35516.739
pensive (not serene)79.211017.861
moody (not stable)79.137624.247
arrogant (not humble)79.136119.835
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.124423.642
suspicious (not awkward)79.126320.140
neurotypical (not autistic)78.818524.844
theist (not atheist)78.47826.144
rhythmic (not stuttering)78.437021.131
poisonous (not nurturing)78.323518.544
receiving (not giving)78.320025.836
🧐 (not 😎)78.211720.942
important (not irrelevant)78.274619.941
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)78.110022.732
monochrome (not multicolored)78.013024.838
dry (not moist)77.97723.639
🤑 (not 🤠)77.918927.337
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.933019.023
haunted (not blissful)77.937422.261
demanding (not unchallenging)77.862229.360
racist (not egalitarian)77.75422.529
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)77.619027.465
psychopath (not empath)77.423420.273
cocky (not timid)77.460220.738
extravagant (not thrifty)77.328524.053
beautiful (not ugly)77.186122.239
highbrow (not lowbrow)77.020430.024
rock (not rap)77.048218.426
orderly (not chaotic)76.932825.371
impatient (not patient)76.841727.944
distant (not touchy-feely)76.728522.031
chic (not cheesy)76.615024.824
demonic (not angelic)76.625017.844
picky (not always down)76.521221.820
🦇 (not 🐿)76.418021.243
privileged (not oppressed)76.350828.640
antagonist (not protagonist)76.014423.928
precise (not vague)75.939022.652
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)75.912226.654
genocidal (not not genocidal)75.914324.524
historical (not modern)75.822622.128
believable (not poorly-written)75.664523.037
close-minded (not open-minded)75.617222.642
stingy (not generous)75.522821.059
motivated (not unmotivated)75.4118126.223
crazy (not sane)75.230319.342
salacious (not wholesome)74.927523.542
frenzied (not sleepy)74.953916.940
cruel (not kind)74.920317.663
thin (not thick)74.825225.276
🤖 (not 👻)74.813023.435
enslaved (not emancipated)74.74522.537
intellectual (not physical)74.557024.848
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)74.525335.542
lost (not enlightened)74.322226.343
cunning (not honorable)74.128825.837
stoic (not expressive)74.020025.138
debased (not pure)73.831923.269
traumatized (not flourishing)73.847624.541
private (not gregarious)73.745225.034
devoted (not unfaithful)73.7106727.229
🐴 (not 🦄)73.633728.639
focused on the future (not focused on the present)73.511927.141
practical (not imaginative)73.447426.037
machiavellian (not transparent)73.430025.721
depressed (not bright)73.219922.744
modest (not flamboyant)73.038025.357
perceptive (not unobservant)73.099424.741
tailor (not blacksmith)72.840325.828
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)72.669728.142
classical (not avant-garde)72.528131.749
concrete (not abstract)72.232128.441
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)72.231829.529
rude (not respectful)72.129221.337
mature (not juvenile)72.051822.434
serious (not bold)71.921126.941
stylish (not slovenly)71.860228.343
vanilla (not kinky)71.729631.640
direct (not roundabout)71.766028.640
😬 (not 😏)71.518025.758
active (not slothful)71.4105624.067
morning lark (not night owl)71.319629.628
insulting (not complimentary)71.235124.836
ferocious (not pacifist)71.161726.754
competent (not incompetent)71.1105623.337
jealous (not opinionated)70.77734.026
radical (not centrist)70.732032.019
sexist (not feminist)70.526830.144
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)70.437326.432
alert (not oblivious)70.373826.344
anxious (not calm)70.351422.538
triggered (not trolling)70.340926.130
🎨 (not 🏀)70.172825.653
insider (not outsider)70.015126.544
cringeworthy (not inspiring)70.028326.032
idealist (not realist)70.033528.235
worldly (not innocent)69.981122.145
pronatalist (not child free)69.818333.156
🧕 (not 💃)69.811928.438
subdued (not exuberant)69.816728.628
go-getter (not slugabed)69.6111126.232
non-gamer (not gamer)69.658536.455
vintage (not trendy)69.577429.770
pro (not noob)69.495727.936
💩 (not 🌟)69.419129.339
dispassionate (not romantic)69.317828.650
official (not backdoor)69.128929.125
domestic (not industrial)69.123930.735
vain (not demure)69.045727.236
queen (not princess)68.967927.532
monotone (not expressive)68.921324.027
scholarly (not crafty)68.728927.039
bad-cook (not good-cook)68.635725.351
sarcastic (not genuine)68.545722.941
hunter (not gatherer)68.562033.127
politically correct (not edgy)68.331534.329
hurried (not leisurely)68.338628.057
self-destructive (not self-improving)68.248025.940
fast (not slow)68.085422.656
devout (not heathen)68.042031.337
charming (not trusting)67.947519.932
cynical (not gullible)67.772325.128
thick-skinned (not sensitive)67.646027.841
English (not German)67.6115630.750
fire (not water)67.472131.366
geriatric (not vibrant)67.315126.663
uncreative (not open to new experinces)67.217628.037
permanent (not transient)67.240825.433
paranoid (not naive)67.255627.525
insecure (not confident)67.123131.235
flower child (not goth)67.173529.234
tactful (not indiscreet)67.061926.842
minimalist (not pack rat)66.640028.625
trash (not treasure)66.618229.235
villainous (not heroic)66.628122.537
apathetic (not curious)66.510425.533
rational (not whimsical)66.565530.445
genius (not dunce)66.389218.336
Roman (not Greek)66.320531.335
fighter (not lover)66.351529.252
obedient (not rebellious)66.237622.844
barbaric (not civilized)65.929727.141
spicy (not mild)65.879127.052
washed (not muddy)65.877135.434
yes-man (not contrarian)65.721133.727
cautious (not impulsive)65.554233.830
literal (not metaphorical)65.559128.442
sheltered (not street-smart)65.535927.840
fresh (not stinky)65.496036.332
traitorous (not loyal)65.324225.838
lavish (not frugal)65.348728.934
master (not apprentice)65.191029.039
predictable (not quirky)65.135929.226
proper (not scandalous)65.059232.555
creepy (not disarming)65.025227.827
assertive (not passive)64.8104629.271
codependent (not independent)64.834031.528
analysis (not common sense)64.757925.926
literary (not mathematical)64.667733.437
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.651428.631
resourceful (not helpless)64.5132228.436
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.552030.225
concise (not long-winded)64.543523.522
🤺 (not 🏌)64.4102731.637
scientific (not artistic)64.168027.553
frank (not sugarcoated)64.0112632.734
luddite (not technophile)63.743024.828
weird (not normal)63.576930.737
attractive (not repulsive)63.4119628.332
tasteful (not lewd)63.390025.942
mighty (not puny)63.1105623.843
cultured (not rustic)62.982733.124
monastic (not hedonist)62.727828.135
ludicrous (not sensible)62.546129.961
legit (not scrub)62.5119128.131
linear (not circular)62.440630.245
never cries (not often crying)62.478225.227
deviant (not average)62.385029.047
decisive (not hesitant)62.1107329.744
rough (not smooth)62.158830.445
claustrophobic (not spelunker)62.127028.433
stoic (not hypochondriac)62.175731.435
utilitarian (not decorative)62.086634.160
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)62.048732.441
statist (not anarchist)61.962135.439
careful (not brave)61.834023.137
chaste (not lustful)61.648528.848
philosophical (not real)61.624932.058
📉 (not 📈)61.520332.767
🤡 (not 👽)61.441231.440
hard-work (not natural-talent)61.489624.949
works hard (not plays hard)61.3105332.624
libertarian (not socialist)61.047737.136
alpha (not beta)60.9100132.164
foolish (not wise)60.553124.445
confidential (not gossiping)60.5111231.950
narcissistic (not low self esteem)60.285234.947
factual (not poetic)60.280331.638
bad boy (not white knight)60.257529.731
low-tech (not high-tech)60.169832.645
still (not twitchy)60.142729.957
nerd (not jock)60.092928.646
armoured (not vulnerable)60.097930.857
hoarder (not unprepared)60.087625.131
😊 (not 🤣)59.996030.530
specialist (not generalist)59.884729.636
exaggerating (not factual)59.873330.760
sturdy (not flimsy)59.7112632.740
emotional (not logical)59.681930.740
resistant (not resigned)59.6130129.245
family-first (not work-first)59.379232.042
urban (not rural)59.3115231.635
regular (not zany)59.351134.634
deep (not epic)59.354820.055
communal (not individualist)58.942635.144
🐀 (not 🐘)58.861432.931
empirical (not theoretical)58.766731.761
🦒 (not 🐐)58.722332.654
first-mate (not captain)58.678733.055
pop (not indie)58.638129.521
mysterious (not unambiguous)58.566329.544
feisty (not gracious)58.4115631.553
charming (not awkward)58.2104729.342
self-conscious (not self-assured)58.235535.432
side character (not main character)58.282734.018
off-key (not musical)58.078228.658
variable (not consistent)58.045731.236
ranged (not melee)58.073626.524
ironic (not profound)57.769031.628
sickly (not healthy)57.536334.259
👟 (not 🥾)57.578338.729
resolute (not wavering)57.4125731.744
thinker (not doer)57.440734.258
wooden (not plastic)57.4125036.147
purple (not orange)57.369034.045
introvert (not extrovert)57.362529.933
involved (not remote)57.3134534.739
repetitive (not varied)57.092331.638
reactive (not proactive)57.077029.624
cool (not dorky)56.893828.234
ambitious (not realistic)56.8102731.742
dominant (not submissive)56.6118132.638
introspective (not not introspective)56.6118031.553
experimental (not reliable)56.571628.030
tiresome (not interesting)56.429729.362
Russian (not French)56.349931.933
young (not old)56.1114021.945
conspiracist (not sheeple)56.0119534.540
tame (not wild)55.964931.077
🐷 (not 🐮)55.945334.867
interrupting (not attentive)55.975330.364
western (not eastern)55.7131434.532
asexual (not sexual)55.748727.831
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.632536.522
love-focused (not money-focused)55.6125136.124
cannibal (not vegan)55.378230.846
knowledgeable (not ignorant)55.1137134.847
sober (not indulgent)55.078127.731
overprepared (not efficient)54.928631.437
social (not reclusive)54.896730.525
🤫 (not 🤔)54.850933.544
mundane (not extraordinary)54.644627.263
🛌 (not 🧗)54.656330.742
high standards (not desperate)54.6112735.960
freak (not normie)54.597534.069
quiet (not loud)54.482829.038
metrosexual (not macho)54.4111533.221
oxymoron (not tautology)54.4101927.718
earth (not air)54.3122031.544
arcane (not mainstream)54.2103434.350
fast-talking (not slow-talking)54.2118228.237
unemotional (not emotional)54.043230.638
head@clouds (not down2earth)53.680835.261
prestigious (not disreputable)53.6120636.740
unfixable (not fixable)53.462431.640
clean (not perverted)53.4126334.443
unlucky (not fortunate)53.398328.932
shallow (not deep)53.056527.041
shy (not playful)52.947724.034
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.5100036.143
uninspiring (not charismatic)52.532130.830
dramatic (not no-nonsense)52.5102536.443
Coke (not Pepsi)52.594237.949
interested (not bored)52.3150831.068
existentialist (not nihilist)52.2131330.467
fantastical (not realistic)51.978535.150
reasoned (not instinctual)51.877433.337
sage (not whippersnapper)51.791434.041
animalistic (not human)51.649031.051
overspender (not penny-pincher)51.384733.644
bashful (not exhibitionist)51.363931.356
prideful (not envious)51.3164638.9106
chosen one (not everyman)51.2110331.119
cryptic (not straightforward)51.147730.042
subjective (not objective)51.0100930.123
well behaved (not mischievous)50.383230.850
weakass (not badass)50.350233.076
skeptical (not spiritual)50.6146335.139

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 Serena Joy Waterford based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Eleanor Sung-Young (0.854)
  2. Angela Martin (0.814)
  3. Coriolanus Snow (0.814)
  4. Winn Adami (0.804)
  5. Nurse Mildred Ratched (0.801)
  6. Lady Catherine de Bourgh (0.797)
  7. General Hux (0.796)
  8. Alexander Conklin (0.79)
  9. Chuck McGill (0.788)
  10. Javert (0.784)
  1. Pumbaa (-0.693)
  2. Jason Mendoza (-0.649)
  3. Patrick Star (-0.622)
  4. Little John (-0.613)
  5. Luke Dunphy (-0.603)
  6. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.592)
  7. Kevin Malone (-0.588)
  8. Merry Brandybuck (-0.587)
  9. Bill Anderson (-0.584)
  10. Kevin Ball (-0.577)

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 Serena Joy Waterford to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Serena Joy Waterford is described identify as.

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


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