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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)92.55111.8193
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)92.23113.628
feminine (not masculine)92.15312.3231
summer (not winter)90.92011.210
overspender (not penny-pincher)90.41713.225
gendered (not androgynous)90.35417.385
flower child (not goth)90.2488.16
entitled (not grateful)89.78212.331
urban (not rural)89.12918.440
privileged (not oppressed)88.512612.831
non-gamer (not gamer)88.54023.726
young (not old)87.77412.5254
dramatic (not no-nonsense)87.76716.2103
stubborn (not accommodating)87.218018.435
rich (not poor)87.121417.8217
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)87.15716.5251
pretentious (not unassuming)86.67217.029
emotional (not logical)86.36114.9198
cosmopolitan (not provincial)86.32319.2242
picky (not always down)86.23614.215
💃 (not 🧕)86.112716.259
slacker (not workaholic)86.03016.787
trendy (not vintage)85.9219.327
stylish (not slovenly)85.812615.6244
modern (not historical)85.63618.8160
mainstream (not arcane)85.6419.4213
lavish (not frugal)85.27618.4245
often crying (not never cries)85.14110.119
moody (not stable)84.617715.5222
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)84.55521.4193
impatient (not patient)84.517016.392
extravagant (not thrifty)84.412119.557
🐩 (not 🐒)84.38221.145
emotional (not unemotional)84.020527.510
receiving (not giving)83.810712.919
offended (not chill)83.710614.428
arrogant (not humble)83.424416.1239
opinionated (not neutral)83.242118.245
vain (not demure)83.111617.3196
ignorant (not knowledgeable)83.14019.032
flirtatious (not prudish)83.016813.811
head@clouds (not down2earth)82.810218.9221
refined (not rugged)82.713219.8221
hedonist (not monastic)82.42620.516
plays hard (not works hard)82.27818.0221
thin (not thick)82.14620.0122
sheltered (not street-smart)82.15620.6212
exaggerating (not factual)82.115818.127
👟 (not 🥾)82.03922.334
selfish (not altruistic)81.919314.6246
😭 (not 😀)81.82421.838
washed (not muddy)81.812021.916
gatherer (not hunter)81.78313.723
beautiful (not ugly)81.758420.4115
codependent (not independent)81.66721.6195
attractive (not repulsive)81.342220.6242
straight (not queer)81.336621.295
juvenile (not mature)81.012818.097
interrupting (not attentive)81.013718.547
gossiping (not confidential)80.811219.1216
apprentice (not master)80.85919.5102
stingy (not generous)80.813417.854
anxious (not calm)80.816416.0254
judgemental (not accepting)80.721119.6122
mad (not glad)80.715818.117
decorative (not utilitarian)80.64217.697
shallow (not deep)80.66414.467
foolish (not wise)80.59214.9239
dramatic (not comedic)80.426823.437
bad-cook (not good-cook)80.28417.528
sexual (not asexual)79.934715.034
pack rat (not minimalist)79.24221.832
biased (not impartial)78.918619.0201
impulsive (not cautious)78.826117.2205
indulgent (not sober)78.023621.7228
lost (not enlightened)77.811820.030
flamboyant (not modest)77.822921.8233
transient (not permanent)77.82716.388
rebellious (not obedient)77.742220.6184
demanding (not unchallenging)77.655728.662
plastic (not wooden)77.53525.437
Swedish (not Italian)77.46122.926
rude (not respectful)77.218517.5197
jealous (not compersive)77.117918.1204
feisty (not gracious)77.039919.0174
indiscreet (not tactful)76.84917.720
neurotypical (not autistic)76.730322.6230
unprepared (not hoarder)76.64423.5168
metrosexual (not macho)76.517022.836
preppy (not punk rock)76.233728.130
lustful (not chaste)76.027419.2234
hypocritical (not equitable)76.017617.299
helpless (not resourceful)75.92523.3109
artistic (not scientific)75.823317.0186
tailor (not blacksmith)75.824123.119
basic (not hipster)75.723828.7221
competitive (not cooperative)75.646920.6196
physical (not intellectual)75.616219.6221
quarrelsome (not warm)75.534522.1259
insulting (not complimentary)75.424521.089
traumatized (not flourishing)75.332417.836
irrelevant (not important)75.21620.939
disorganized (not self-disciplined)75.115224.1237
underachiever (not overachiever)75.16228.934
predictable (not quirky)75.19424.214
cool (not dorky)75.029325.323
tardy (not on-time)74.716721.351
princess (not queen)74.610023.19
child free (not pronatalist)74.627625.3162
extrovert (not introvert)74.437424.0240
bossy (not meek)74.362226.7256
jock (not nerd)74.325319.9251
fresh (not stinky)74.354125.220
mischievous (not well behaved)74.251019.9239
😎 (not 🧐)74.230329.445
ironic (not profound)74.210017.833
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.145425.032
nonpolitical (not political)73.99225.5186
tiresome (not interesting)73.85324.0215
tall (not short)73.733719.3234
sarcastic (not genuine)73.730321.5229
tense (not relaxed)73.666122.6228
lazy (not diligent)73.64922.3253
miserable (not joyful)73.532619.017
loud (not quiet)73.443221.7227
angry (not good-humored)73.418617.1185
ludicrous (not sensible)73.322422.8229
instinctual (not reasoned)73.333921.9224
idealist (not realist)73.220323.1103
bold (not shy)72.993723.2231
repetitive (not varied)72.817322.194
🤑 (not 🤠)72.825528.945
incompetent (not competent)72.88520.7204
disarming (not creepy)72.851522.497
flimsy (not sturdy)72.810321.431
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.733623.952
civilized (not barbaric)72.560824.1235
social (not reclusive)72.435632.430
whimsical (not rational)72.325022.3231
twitchy (not still)72.238222.057
first-mate (not captain)72.036726.0150
air (not earth)72.05725.324
money-focused (not love-focused)72.024823.214
cringeworthy (not inspiring)71.821621.988
claustrophobic (not spelunker)71.77723.716
experimental (not reliable)71.726823.434
chaotic (not orderly)71.638423.2199
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.567922.219
humorless (not funny)71.417922.4229
vegan (not cannibal)71.330824.624
punchable (not loveable)71.323224.634
triggered (not trolling)71.329623.832
sporty (not bookish)71.229323.3180
expressive (not stoic)71.143225.0241
literary (not mathematical)71.131518.4184
dunce (not genius)70.913417.4256
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.725726.0227
playful (not shy)70.669023.6238
real (not philosophical)70.538923.7106
self-destructive (not self-improving)70.537027.635
normie (not freak)70.522124.745
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.440429.3210
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)70.420221.830
chatty (not reserved)70.344726.7227
leisurely (not hurried)70.217228.4170
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.830625.3207
subjective (not objective)69.89425.990
🦄 (not 🐴)69.826232.243
unobservant (not perceptive)69.87623.732
charming (not awkward)69.757825.2218
suspicious (not awkward)69.557222.4214
salacious (not wholesome)69.532430.724
close-minded (not open-minded)69.423324.9220
normal (not weird)69.419026.7246
scandalous (not proper)69.445225.6178
vibrant (not geriatric)69.460826.130
wild (not tame)69.359623.6189
🎩 (not 🧢)69.349028.443
cold (not warm)69.235923.0200
sad (not happy)69.246019.5198
vengeful (not forgiving)69.146023.5224
reactive (not proactive)69.019731.710
edgy (not politically correct)68.849424.7221
unfaithful (not devoted)68.810422.85
French (not Russian)68.634031.338
generalist (not specialist)68.54927.078
vague (not precise)68.311822.1121
charming (not trusting)68.239923.0223
🛌 (not 🧗)68.219030.951
cunning (not honorable)68.134122.0227
guarded (not open)68.083124.7217
individualist (not communal)68.050930.795
mundane (not extraordinary)67.813024.5209
deranged (not reasonable)67.733621.329
noob (not pro)67.613722.223
spontaneous (not scheduled)67.642428.4229
cocky (not timid)67.579827.124
exhibitionist (not bashful)67.451831.224
oblivious (not alert)67.222427.422
human (not animalistic)67.183326.3175
unambiguous (not mysterious)67.042128.6208
romantic (not dispassionate)66.971531.636
focused on the present (not focused on the future)66.828130.1237
astonishing (not methodical)66.822423.7196
bitter (not sweet)66.745324.8184
😈 (not 😇)66.644626.449
Greek (not Roman)66.47024.219
cultured (not rustic)66.456328.09
vulnerable (not armoured)66.227228.1180
soft (not hard)65.940827.287
doer (not thinker)65.962828.441
fearmongering (not reassuring)65.837119.617
pop (not indie)65.719731.016
heathen (not devout)65.632125.3214
literal (not metaphorical)65.550727.1201
resistant (not resigned)65.581326.0235
bored (not interested)65.49626.235
poisonous (not nurturing)65.238922.576
rigid (not flexible)65.151127.1187
frenzied (not sleepy)65.199123.726
💀 (not 🎃)64.948326.946
exuberant (not subdued)64.958128.025
remote (not involved)64.79127.8178
spicy (not mild)64.771526.3220
smooth (not rough)64.642027.4217
sorrowful (not cheery)64.564423.1219
natural-talent (not hard-work)64.422027.947
haunted (not blissful)64.478825.936
hypochondriac (not stoic)64.424125.411
debased (not pure)64.347023.8226
outlaw (not sheriff)64.358123.6214
🐀 (not 🐘)64.332128.352
high standards (not desperate)64.366734.452
conventional (not creative)64.239727.5204
common sense (not analysis)64.118524.017
chic (not cheesy)64.140129.413
centrist (not radical)64.122720.910
lover (not fighter)63.948428.642
skeptical (not spiritual)63.889527.9208
spontaneous (not deliberate)63.536628.5223
crafty (not scholarly)63.368024.7186
puny (not mighty)63.220723.0205
clean (not perverted)63.184029.947
eloquent (not unpolished)63.077826.8201
western (not eastern)63.064736.025
bad boy (not white knight)62.944831.820
slothful (not active)62.811028.2192
expressive (not monotone)62.874330.519
not introspective (not introspective)62.719925.626
🦒 (not 🐐)62.710232.758
fast-talking (not slow-talking)62.772827.535
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)62.743132.932
unpatriotic (not patriotic)62.613724.912
whippersnapper (not sage)62.539235.525
🎨 (not 🏀)62.579830.348
monochrome (not multicolored)62.449829.992
secretive (not open-book)62.479327.250
ambitious (not realistic)62.469826.123
explorer (not builder)62.354524.4159
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.367236.434
libertarian (not socialist)62.038229.0193
😜 (not 🤐)62.053729.352
transparent (not machiavellian)62.047537.815
statist (not anarchist)61.952324.523
fantastical (not realistic)61.945631.426
backdoor (not official)61.860827.0151
low IQ (not high IQ)61.715922.9177
fire (not water)61.578628.430
ferocious (not pacifist)61.478126.5199
two-faced (not one-faced)61.439334.541
night owl (not morning lark)61.275130.2104
prideful (not envious)61.2106036.935
depressed (not bright)61.046625.3188
suspicious (not trusting)60.869927.1226
straightforward (not cryptic)60.889429.7214
authoritarian (not democratic)60.850529.3193
uninspiring (not charismatic)60.714928.3172
apathetic (not curious)60.617229.4232
gregarious (not private)60.540827.6204
extreme (not moderate)60.584328.1159
🏌 (not 🤺)60.418133.734
sheeple (not conspiracist)60.318429.3133
bold (not serious)60.165527.5237
intense (not lighthearted)60.194128.535
weakass (not badass)60.026230.435
naive (not paranoid)60.032227.522
jaded (not innocent)60.091527.612
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.941732.633
clumsy (not coordinated)59.838228.0221
soft (not hard)59.855329.0201
psychopath (not empath)59.844025.836
🐿 (not 🦇)59.673028.640
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.662029.242
unlucky (not fortunate)59.559431.9216
stuttering (not rhythmic)59.526130.424
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)59.445830.0182
hesitant (not decisive)59.328329.0243
uncreative (not open to new experinces)59.225831.7218
💔 (not 💝)59.153632.156
cruel (not kind)59.033823.8246
imaginative (not practical)59.044227.5185
giggling (not chortling)59.033429.535
insecure (not confident)58.931831.7230
epic (not deep)58.753827.618
everyman (not chosen one)58.749028.218
unmotivated (not motivated)58.78827.122
pensive (not serene)58.5116428.519
empirical (not theoretical)58.260228.9192
English (not German)58.2134534.522
domestic (not industrial)58.151034.090
assertive (not passive)58.0109429.5168
conservative (not liberal)58.041432.225
💪 (not 🧠)58.037827.443
off-key (not musical)58.067124.428
variable (not consistent)58.037626.733
trash (not treasure)57.924626.445
healthy (not sickly)57.8109828.6203
lenient (not strict)57.658029.3201
atheist (not theist)57.682429.769
go-getter (not slugabed)57.6135534.510
racist (not egalitarian)57.520226.522
slow (not fast)57.327228.9206
technophile (not luddite)56.956630.9145
random (not pointed)56.832032.127
contrarian (not yes-man)56.888126.49
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)56.773726.137
linear (not circular)56.759330.435
tautology (not oxymoron)56.724428.612
family-first (not work-first)56.675128.9136
traditional (not unorthodox)56.560932.291
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.559333.322
🥵 (not 🥶)56.573229.365
dominant (not submissive)56.4102930.3195
quitter (not persistent)56.44423.717
abstract (not concrete)56.451824.326
😬 (not 😏)56.350432.042
playful (not serious)56.255128.6203
soulless (not soulful)55.934226.299
intimate (not formal)55.970128.335
unfixable (not fixable)55.747626.838
unambitious (not driven)55.510730.0176
demonic (not angelic)55.460324.0211
crazy (not sane)55.374127.233
goof-off (not studious)55.347227.820
distant (not touchy-feely)55.382227.418
careful (not brave)55.245225.6219
feminist (not sexist)55.2105730.831
direct (not roundabout)55.0111030.8222
presidential (not folksy)55.082934.229
traitorous (not loyal)54.831625.4171
😊 (not 🤣)54.795928.735
sugarcoated (not frank)54.726626.215
ranged (not melee)54.683123.821
freelance (not corporate)54.390131.931
lewd (not tasteful)54.247325.1192
beta (not alpha)54.255732.1191
gullible (not cynical)54.150228.815
purple (not orange)53.871530.9195
drop out (not valedictorian)53.851832.030
moist (not dry)53.869727.930
protagonist (not antagonist)53.8119729.013
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.743328.9113
villainous (not heroic)53.639719.8184
prestigious (not disreputable)53.6102028.4148
high-tech (not low-tech)53.575329.5161
deviant (not average)53.599528.6147
wavering (not resolute)53.533127.019
worldly (not innocent)53.4114429.9219
kinky (not vanilla)53.477530.4249
🥴 (not 🥳)53.488928.736
overprepared (not efficient)53.429228.328
🙃 (not 🥰)53.072031.348
🤡 (not 👽)53.063427.347
simple (not complicated)52.941733.1161
scrub (not legit)52.931428.131
rock (not rap)52.9145223.614
tight (not loose)52.8109733.723
🤔 (not 🤫)52.799031.154
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)52.659037.228
aloof (not obsessed)52.434632.4230
factual (not poetic)52.494728.531
zany (not regular)52.294129.322
🤖 (not 👻)51.974235.229
OCD (not ADHD)51.9106031.529
dog person (not cat person)51.983134.818
outsider (not insider)51.887531.6122
believable (not poorly-written)51.8159428.831
classical (not avant-garde)51.795731.497
nihilist (not existentialist)51.649026.670
📉 (not 📈)51.641632.340
long-winded (not concise)51.675429.513
neat (not messy)51.5104132.2149
💩 (not 🌟)51.540333.243
Coke (not Pepsi)51.490836.149
🐮 (not 🐷)51.3109129.635
gloomy (not sunny)51.295026.230
opinionated (not jealous)51.2134132.721
self-conscious (not self-assured)51.147333.5180
emancipated (not enslaved)50.3127528.6170
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.480427.745

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 (0.799)
  2. Jacqueline White (0.752)
  3. Daisy Buchanan (0.739)
  4. Gretchen Wieners (0.735)
  5. Cordelia Chase (0.725)
  6. Christy Lee (0.723)
  7. Jackie Burkhart (0.719)
  8. Jenna Maroney (0.71)
  9. Lisa (0.704)
  10. Rachel Green (0.698)
  1. 'Chief' Bromden (-0.557)
  2. Hakoda (-0.55)
  3. Davos Seaworth (-0.533)
  4. Al Robbins (-0.509)
  5. Obi-Wan Kenobi (-0.507)
  6. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (-0.486)
  7. Teal'c (-0.482)
  8. Remus Lupin (-0.481)
  9. Friar Tuck (-0.472)
  10. Derrial Book (-0.467)

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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