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Shannon Rutherford Personality Statistics

Shannon Rutherford is a character from LOST. 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
manicured (not scruffy)92.46411.9193
feminine (not masculine)91.95112.5226
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)91.83814.325
overspender (not penny-pincher)90.81913.424
gendered (not androgynous)90.74617.087
stubborn (not accommodating)90.49310.933
entitled (not grateful)89.58012.726
urban (not rural)88.93117.236
dramatic (not no-nonsense)87.75816.2100
privileged (not oppressed)87.714312.829
young (not old)87.67312.4252
hedonist (not monastic)87.369.711
rich (not poor)87.118617.7218
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)86.85916.8253
💃 (not 🧕)86.79516.625
dramatic (not comedic)86.59118.726
cosmopolitan (not provincial)86.22919.1239
emotional (not logical)86.15715.1195
modern (not historical)85.83518.5157
stylish (not slovenly)85.711515.7253
🐩 (not 🐒)85.46414.114
lavish (not frugal)85.38118.5252
pretentious (not unassuming)85.38419.121
trendy (not vintage)85.3159.523
slacker (not workaholic)85.13017.590
mainstream (not arcane)85.0720.1209
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)84.85621.3197
impatient (not patient)84.415516.486
gatherer (not hunter)84.4459.421
moody (not stable)84.416715.4223
non-gamer (not gamer)84.39629.424
ignorant (not knowledgeable)84.12919.331
extravagant (not thrifty)83.812020.253
🤑 (not 🤠)83.78017.918
offended (not chill)83.79714.725
vain (not demure)83.411017.3198
arrogant (not humble)83.322016.3246
refined (not rugged)83.211619.7221
plays hard (not works hard)82.76017.8228
head@clouds (not down2earth)82.79719.0221
thin (not thick)82.73819.3129
juvenile (not mature)82.59916.994
beautiful (not ugly)82.343420.4110
sheltered (not street-smart)82.25420.5212
opinionated (not neutral)82.142419.139
attractive (not repulsive)81.333920.5245
apprentice (not master)81.34817.996
codependent (not independent)81.26322.3199
selfish (not altruistic)81.217515.8248
exaggerating (not factual)81.116718.924
gossiping (not confidential)81.010519.1206
foolish (not wise)80.87914.9234
shallow (not deep)80.85813.161
straight (not queer)80.736621.894
interrupting (not attentive)80.713517.836
anxious (not calm)80.615616.2251
mad (not glad)80.214514.215
stingy (not generous)80.212817.851
sexual (not asexual)80.130314.730
judgemental (not accepting)79.919720.9127
decorative (not utilitarian)79.83919.893
👟 (not 🥾)79.67327.611
😭 (not 😀)79.54125.015
impulsive (not cautious)79.022516.7208
biased (not impartial)78.818919.8203
bad-cook (not good-cook)78.610219.421
indiscreet (not tactful)78.53116.717
flamboyant (not modest)77.919721.6240
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.919623.417
demanding (not unchallenging)77.949527.756
lost (not enlightened)77.810220.927
transient (not permanent)77.82316.486
hypocritical (not equitable)77.612515.597
indulgent (not sober)77.522722.1232
rebellious (not obedient)77.436321.1186
unprepared (not hoarder)77.44022.6171
feisty (not gracious)77.335118.9169
helpless (not resourceful)77.32121.9108
jealous (not compersive)77.116818.3205
neurotypical (not autistic)76.926922.3229
rude (not respectful)76.916617.8205
social (not reclusive)76.822028.422
pack rat (not minimalist)76.56224.822
insulting (not complimentary)76.320720.784
🎩 (not 🧢)76.229423.211
irrelevant (not important)76.11220.535
lustful (not chaste)75.825619.4234
Swedish (not Italian)75.77425.820
plastic (not wooden)75.74425.537
physical (not intellectual)75.614419.6222
basic (not hipster)75.622228.7220
competitive (not cooperative)75.541921.2202
preppy (not punk rock)75.532028.329
disorganized (not self-disciplined)75.413024.1247
quarrelsome (not warm)75.430522.3262
traumatized (not flourishing)75.326318.230
metrosexual (not macho)75.218523.233
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.132924.316
artistic (not scientific)74.920618.0185
tailor (not blacksmith)74.928223.618
child free (not pronatalist)74.725225.1165
idealist (not realist)74.715822.296
mischievous (not well behaved)74.543519.8232
bossy (not meek)74.553226.4261
triggered (not trolling)74.516521.833
extrovert (not introvert)74.232924.0242
tense (not relaxed)74.154522.2229
jock (not nerd)74.122220.0252
ironic (not profound)74.010518.232
instinctual (not reasoned)73.828221.3231
nonpolitical (not political)73.88225.2183
fresh (not stinky)73.844921.716
sarcastic (not genuine)73.725121.4222
ludicrous (not sensible)73.619222.2240
experimental (not reliable)73.520923.432
tiresome (not interesting)73.44624.3221
tall (not short)73.329019.8236
lazy (not diligent)73.34322.3250
angry (not good-humored)73.217917.3184
bold (not shy)72.980622.9236
underachiever (not overachiever)72.86629.033
whimsical (not rational)72.720822.2229
loud (not quiet)72.738721.8229
incompetent (not competent)72.77120.8205
normie (not freak)72.714623.842
flimsy (not sturdy)72.610321.830
tardy (not on-time)72.617822.953
air (not earth)72.55524.825
civilized (not barbaric)72.449224.2237
🏌 (not 🤺)72.24732.712
vibrant (not geriatric)72.243123.921
disarming (not creepy)72.044822.994
miserable (not joyful)71.932720.513
twitchy (not still)71.834022.951
cool (not dorky)71.633624.517
sporty (not bookish)71.424922.8178
deranged (not reasonable)71.424017.420
cringeworthy (not inspiring)71.320122.689
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.232728.6213
first-mate (not captain)71.234126.3155
repetitive (not varied)71.219023.793
dunce (not genius)71.111217.4262
humorless (not funny)71.115622.5231
🛌 (not 🧗)71.113429.521
sensitive (not thick-skinned)71.020825.9225
expressive (not stoic)70.935925.2236
chaotic (not orderly)70.932923.3200
French (not Russian)70.923431.833
playful (not shy)70.657523.6238
literary (not mathematical)70.626418.7190
unobservant (not perceptive)70.56422.531
chatty (not reserved)70.439926.7226
vegan (not cannibal)70.126724.423
normal (not weird)70.016126.4245
suspicious (not awkward)70.049022.4214
punchable (not loveable)69.822124.632
real (not philosophical)69.735823.8101
leisurely (not hurried)69.716428.4175
scandalous (not proper)69.738725.1175
charming (not awkward)69.647525.2218
cold (not warm)69.631222.9205
wild (not tame)69.550423.5183
subjective (not objective)69.59625.685
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.59324.014
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)69.519022.926
close-minded (not open-minded)69.320624.7219
sad (not happy)69.138418.9201
bored (not interested)69.16424.734
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)69.036125.024
vengeful (not forgiving)68.840022.9224
salacious (not wholesome)68.830432.220
edgy (not politically correct)68.743524.8224
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.728825.9218
🐀 (not 🐘)68.719428.120
self-destructive (not self-improving)68.735728.430
vague (not precise)68.510122.6122
cunning (not honorable)68.330621.7229
🦄 (not 🐴)68.225430.718
guarded (not open)68.168524.7220
charming (not trusting)68.034923.1220
spontaneous (not scheduled)67.735228.5234
generalist (not specialist)67.66226.575
😎 (not 🧐)67.638134.423
doer (not thinker)67.651728.439
😈 (not 😇)67.536623.224
human (not animalistic)67.466926.1173
bitter (not sweet)67.338524.8189
mundane (not extraordinary)67.112625.0209
noob (not pro)67.113021.920
astonishing (not methodical)67.019123.7199
unambiguous (not mysterious)67.035028.4215
individualist (not communal)66.945331.093
vulnerable (not armoured)66.720928.1174
haunted (not blissful)66.661125.531
fantastical (not realistic)66.332129.425
focused on the present (not focused on the future)66.225530.4239
heathen (not devout)65.827825.3211
poisonous (not nurturing)65.632122.479
western (not eastern)65.639436.718
secretive (not open-book)65.658424.738
literal (not metaphorical)65.543427.5204
soft (not hard)65.234327.482
spicy (not mild)65.159926.4217
resistant (not resigned)65.070226.4245
high standards (not desperate)65.055034.543
fast-talking (not slow-talking)64.954026.232
natural-talent (not hard-work)64.916627.544
remote (not involved)64.97728.0179
sorrowful (not cheery)64.852123.2222
smooth (not rough)64.835027.2218
oblivious (not alert)64.823127.620
🎨 (not 🏀)64.762330.023
conventional (not creative)64.332927.8216
debased (not pure)64.341923.7225
rigid (not flexible)64.345027.5188
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)64.327832.514
prideful (not envious)64.375434.730
lover (not fighter)64.238228.336
Greek (not Roman)64.19726.119
outlaw (not sheriff)63.949123.7214
monochrome (not multicolored)63.838229.589
whippersnapper (not sage)63.534634.225
fire (not water)63.463227.827
spontaneous (not deliberate)63.329028.6218
🐿 (not 🦇)63.349130.520
crafty (not scholarly)63.259025.0192
clean (not perverted)63.268130.644
skeptical (not spiritual)63.176428.1209
puny (not mighty)63.017322.7206
slothful (not active)63.09328.4192
exuberant (not subdued)63.054528.423
frenzied (not sleepy)63.090323.724
statist (not anarchist)62.942523.018
two-faced (not one-faced)62.931133.739
eloquent (not unpolished)62.765826.5199
explorer (not builder)62.542824.4156
libertarian (not socialist)62.434029.0196
night owl (not morning lark)62.359830.0107
weakass (not badass)62.320731.229
unpatriotic (not patriotic)62.211028.813
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)61.952820.917
🦒 (not 🐐)61.99231.831
ambitious (not realistic)61.962926.922
ferocious (not pacifist)61.866426.5203
backdoor (not official)61.851326.9152
extreme (not moderate)61.770327.9155
not introspective (not introspective)61.719126.626
🤣 (not 😊)61.533432.512
💔 (not 💝)61.441328.334
romantic (not dispassionate)61.474732.428
psychopath (not empath)61.436024.232
apathetic (not curious)61.214729.2233
uninspiring (not charismatic)60.913328.0171
suspicious (not trusting)60.859927.3227
depressed (not bright)60.839924.7187
low IQ (not high IQ)60.814623.1179
sheeple (not conspiracist)60.714829.4133
English (not German)60.6103634.019
authoritarian (not democratic)60.544529.4185
clumsy (not coordinated)60.531127.8220
giggling (not chortling)60.425727.432
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.352428.439
straightforward (not cryptic)60.179629.8215
bold (not serious)60.057127.5239
gregarious (not private)59.938227.6206
🤖 (not 👻)59.942034.515
💩 (not 🌟)59.924833.421
stuttering (not rhythmic)59.821531.820
soft (not hard)59.545229.0206
random (not pointed)59.423332.024
imaginative (not practical)59.336427.3186
intense (not lighthearted)59.381528.228
crazy (not sane)59.254926.728
unlucky (not fortunate)59.149632.0219
uncreative (not open to new experinces)58.923231.8215
hesitant (not decisive)58.924629.0247
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.939429.9186
insecure (not confident)58.826531.6233
cruel (not kind)58.829624.0244
goof-off (not studious)58.636030.112
🥳 (not 🥴)58.536226.416
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.570235.823
assertive (not passive)58.392029.5168
quitter (not persistent)57.93525.813
empirical (not theoretical)57.854828.8195
healthy (not sickly)57.892728.3207
💀 (not 🎃)57.860028.725
conservative (not liberal)57.636334.719
domestic (not industrial)57.543334.190
racist (not egalitarian)57.518526.617
atheist (not theist)57.368629.067
trash (not treasure)57.222626.942
lenient (not strict)57.149029.3202
🤔 (not 🤫)57.166425.128
intimate (not formal)57.054227.330
slow (not fast)56.924229.4206
😬 (not 😏)56.943030.015
variable (not consistent)56.934626.127
ranged (not melee)56.959123.119
📉 (not 📈)56.724532.422
family-first (not work-first)56.660429.0135
technophile (not luddite)56.549431.3148
soulless (not soulful)56.328726.496
feminist (not sexist)56.383330.526
linear (not circular)56.352429.832
playful (not serious)56.145428.6207
traditional (not unorthodox)56.150832.090
dominant (not submissive)56.086530.0198
demonic (not angelic)55.749724.1212
go-getter (not slugabed)55.7114435.89
off-key (not musical)55.764224.224
pensive (not serene)55.2107628.317
direct (not roundabout)55.191630.8227
epic (not deep)55.159225.815
traitorous (not loyal)55.028025.2179
wavering (not resolute)54.926326.716
😜 (not 🤐)54.957331.517
loose (not tight)54.937333.121
factual (not poetic)54.873128.426
careful (not brave)54.738825.6224
lewd (not tasteful)54.640924.8195
unfixable (not fixable)54.642627.034
💪 (not 🧠)54.438729.718
presidential (not folksy)54.370134.628
kinky (not vanilla)54.264230.3251
simple (not complicated)54.234233.0160
Coke (not Pepsi)54.159636.449
unambitious (not driven)53.910430.0181
abstract (not concrete)53.949325.323
poorly-written (not believable)53.95229.728
beta (not alpha)53.846731.9193
purple (not orange)53.760631.1193
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.438628.9116
prestigious (not disreputable)53.483828.7150
villainous (not heroic)53.334420.0182
zany (not regular)53.376329.519
worldly (not innocent)53.296429.5223
moist (not dry)53.260728.824
aloof (not obsessed)52.928632.4236
drop out (not valedictorian)52.845732.728
deviant (not average)52.784728.3143
classical (not avant-garde)52.477431.393
nihilist (not existentialist)52.143027.066
high-tech (not low-tech)51.865929.5165
👽 (not 🤡)51.875027.324
🙃 (not 🥰)51.764830.724
OCD (not ADHD)51.688531.225
neat (not messy)51.587232.3147
overprepared (not efficient)51.427429.626
🐮 (not 🐷)51.386524.513
sunny (not gloomy)51.259426.224
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.172927.524
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)51.052337.329
self-assured (not self-conscious)50.1102433.8175
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.866336.324
freelance (not corporate)50.880732.626
🥶 (not 🥵)50.263230.433
outsider (not insider)50.475931.9123
emancipated (not enslaved)50.5104028.4170
scrub (not legit)50.531628.630

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lindsay Bluth Funke (0.808)
  2. Daisy Buchanan (0.75)
  3. Jacqueline White (0.744)
  4. Gretchen Wieners (0.741)
  5. Cordelia Chase (0.732)
  1. Hakoda (-0.587)
  2. Davos Seaworth (-0.558)
  3. 'Chief' Bromden (-0.556)
  4. Obi-Wan Kenobi (-0.54)
  5. Al Robbins (-0.518)

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: ESFP (r = 0.58)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.58)
  3. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.51)
  4. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.38)
  5. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.35)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.33)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.33)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.33)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.3)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.29)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.27)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.25)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.23)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.11)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.05)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.04)
  17. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.08)
  19. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.12)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.15)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.16)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.17)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.18)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.54)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.57)


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