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Gollum Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Gollum is a character from Lord of the Rings.

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
obsessed (not aloof)97.727.9519
self-destructive (not self-improving)97.715.153
moody (not stable)96.827.6489
scruffy (not manicured)96.519.2552
freak (not normie)96.037.763
weird (not normal)95.729.5513
traumatized (not flourishing)95.6512.063
desperate (not high standards)95.518.163
anxious (not calm)95.138.5537
sickly (not healthy)94.9210.5554
mischievous (not well behaved)94.63110.4522
selfish (not altruistic)94.62910.0583
repulsive (not attractive)94.2312.8536
extreme (not moderate)94.11810.7483
jealous (not compersive)94.0412.2509
slovenly (not stylish)93.9113.0504
tense (not relaxed)93.81510.3500
crazy (not sane)93.6714.691
reclusive (not social)93.5711.4141
poor (not rich)93.3514.0492
outlaw (not sheriff)93.32213.5504
short (not tall)93.2209.9596
rugged (not refined)93.1613.6487
haunted (not blissful)93.01015.753
suspicious (not trusting)92.92113.4518
vengeful (not forgiving)92.95111.5547
intense (not lighthearted)92.9378.958
disreputable (not prestigious)92.8213.3473
frenzied (not sleepy)92.8312.953
barbaric (not civilized)92.7612.0518
wild (not tame)92.63514.0548
stinky (not fresh)92.6515.9145
unpolished (not eloquent)92.6313.5414
cunning (not honorable)92.51411.8555
chaotic (not orderly)92.33014.4511
twitchy (not still)92.11013.458
two-faced (not one-faced)92.12521.478
muddy (not washed)92.0218.950
deranged (not reasonable)91.91114.6103
quarrelsome (not warm)91.83512.5515
messy (not neat)91.71615.3438
emotional (not logical)91.62013.6536
dramatic (not no-nonsense)91.53414.5265
paranoid (not naive)91.5315.845
low-tech (not high-tech)91.4317.5556
stingy (not generous)91.42415.665
poisonous (not nurturing)91.35415.3236
cannibal (not vegan)91.31714.054
deviant (not average)91.01815.5404
scandalous (not proper)90.83413.9454
persistent (not quitter)90.728716.6106
bitter (not sweet)90.64715.0523
instinctual (not reasoned)90.5616.0531
night owl (not morning lark)90.42813.4409
psychopath (not empath)90.45915.559
biased (not impartial)90.31218.7488
backdoor (not official)90.31116.1558
individualist (not communal)90.22821.288
jealous (not opinionated)90.1120.150
old (not young)90.13316.7545
feisty (not gracious)89.93914.6437
unlucky (not fortunate)89.8716.0524
offended (not chill)89.72714.844
crafty (not scholarly)89.51013.8574
creepy (not disarming)89.51218.0214
🐀 (not 🐘)89.5915.2180
🐒 (not 🐩)89.31013.887
mad (not glad)89.13812.898
punk rock (not preppy)89.16816.444
awkward (not charming)89.01619.2545
driven (not unambitious)89.025317.9461
stubborn (not accommodating)88.914921.569
arcane (not mainstream)88.81016.9504
envious (not prideful)88.7120.669
debased (not pure)88.65517.6527
depressed (not bright)88.61416.4450
zany (not regular)88.64117.373
oppressed (not privileged)88.62115.762
edgy (not politically correct)88.63815.6442
enslaved (not emancipated)88.5119.7566
miserable (not joyful)88.54416.284
traitorous (not loyal)88.43319.0509
gloomy (not sunny)88.44316.351
rough (not smooth)88.22517.9535
sad (not happy)88.22914.2535
angry (not good-humored)88.03516.2457
thin (not thick)88.0823.8411
close-minded (not open-minded)87.94315.8572
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)87.6922.850
guarded (not open)87.615316.0505
expressive (not stoic)87.59919.0513
demanding (not unchallenging)87.519320.457
cold (not warm)87.48017.8477
sorrowful (not cheery)87.33416.5508
drop out (not valedictorian)87.33621.785
competitive (not cooperative)87.222317.5481
demonic (not angelic)87.17313.7544
lost (not enlightened)86.8622.054
bad boy (not white knight)86.86418.138
experimental (not reliable)86.73620.551
outsider (not insider)86.51327.4385
ugly (not beautiful)86.51222.694
ludicrous (not sensible)86.33820.5551
perverted (not clean)86.35015.442
🥴 (not 🥳)86.21316.2101
lewd (not tasteful)86.02716.8496
luddite (not technophile)85.9722.9498
ferocious (not pacifist)85.815318.5520
asexual (not sexual)85.83026.648
winter (not summer)85.76321.755
rustic (not cultured)85.61823.439
fearmongering (not reassuring)85.57923.253
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)85.45021.3104
rude (not respectful)85.38918.5517
child free (not pronatalist)85.34524.7430
entitled (not grateful)85.117022.748
insecure (not confident)84.93120.5497
exaggerating (not factual)84.912317.957
judgemental (not accepting)84.418121.0357
often crying (not never cries)84.35222.248
hypochondriac (not stoic)84.21621.348
rural (not urban)84.13025.4135
jaded (not innocent)84.120616.837
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)84.04423.393
authoritarian (not democratic)83.812422.4432
off-key (not musical)83.81822.259
opinionated (not neutral)83.846125.257
indulgent (not sober)83.612724.9501
bad-cook (not good-cook)83.65227.451
unorthodox (not traditional)83.517523.996
ambitious (not realistic)83.315223.452
animalistic (not human)83.01720.3448
anarchist (not statist)82.97521.7129
villainous (not heroic)82.710816.6517
juvenile (not mature)82.612021.9106
provincial (not cosmopolitan)82.52823.5449
pensive (not serene)82.54019.839
goth (not flower child)82.58222.339
earth (not air)82.37725.250
hurried (not leisurely)82.33721.8579
💀 (not 🎃)82.310324.556
cryptic (not straightforward)82.21723.9485
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.214826.1380
😈 (not 😇)82.120020.5108
salacious (not wholesome)82.114123.077
receiving (not giving)82.112922.734
stuttering (not rhythmic)82.01919.851
indie (not pop)82.012323.938
introvert (not extrovert)81.89825.4515
historical (not modern)81.510320.2379
lustful (not chaste)81.317029.2477
spicy (not mild)81.327621.5482
fantastical (not realistic)81.313126.347
work-first (not family-first)81.223827.1524
impatient (not patient)81.129226.2243
secretive (not open-book)80.931327.660
lowbrow (not highbrow)80.81925.2456
suspicious (not awkward)80.521828.0518
😬 (not 😏)80.55026.788
whimsical (not rational)80.412822.4544
hypocritical (not equitable)80.412220.4124
cruel (not kind)80.314017.7527
vintage (not trendy)80.332422.558
kinky (not vanilla)80.217624.1456
puny (not mighty)80.13319.9492
head@clouds (not down2earth)80.115526.9460
disorganized (not self-disciplined)79.911028.8505
💩 (not 🌟)79.99224.795
machiavellian (not transparent)79.815021.137
beta (not alpha)79.514826.3405
cheesy (not chic)79.513822.135
unpatriotic (not patriotic)79.42027.3111
unfixable (not fixable)79.49728.053
motivated (not unmotivated)79.199128.441
nonpolitical (not political)79.04630.2457
🐐 (not 🦒)78.95527.0138
autistic (not neurotypical)78.81625.2466
variable (not consistent)78.63626.946
insulting (not complimentary)78.422420.185
🙃 (not 🥰)78.317227.7166
antagonist (not protagonist)78.312223.257
spontaneous (not scheduled)78.228929.7525
pessimistic (not optimistic)78.215825.8507
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)78.219428.5441
💔 (not 💝)78.114727.4162
money-focused (not love-focused)78.118333.944
freelance (not corporate)78.037829.744
dramatic (not comedic)78.039225.253
foolish (not wise)77.913722.8504
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.914524.096
folksy (not presidential)77.914122.354
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)77.428825.694
libertarian (not socialist)77.05428.6425
melee (not ranged)77.04029.565
focused on the present (not focused on the future)76.86931.0523
hoarder (not unprepared)76.713131.0484
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.740025.383
believable (not poorly-written)76.557722.048
interrupting (not attentive)76.523030.451
explorer (not builder)76.422523.3528
extraordinary (not mundane)76.349426.0496
codependent (not independent)76.314434.7573
emotional (not unemotional)76.355232.233
scrub (not legit)76.25927.7140
punchable (not loveable)76.120025.253
expressive (not monotone)75.944027.636
arrogant (not humble)75.844525.4490
hard (not soft)75.836525.273
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.712632.2133
😭 (not 😀)75.612529.0101
👻 (not 🤖)75.414927.494
sensitive (not thick-skinned)75.318527.4464
🐷 (not 🐮)75.39025.7140
nerd (not jock)75.151026.2464
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.125329.1560
important (not irrelevant)75.190324.6151
fighter (not lover)75.025727.257
quirky (not predictable)75.021932.941
🥶 (not 🥵)74.89932.540
sexist (not feminist)74.721325.4104
diligent (not lazy)74.6117925.4468
private (not gregarious)74.541030.7478
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.520631.7376
genocidal (not not genocidal)74.516425.447
👽 (not 🤡)73.819731.685
first-mate (not captain)73.540830.1488
flimsy (not sturdy)73.49728.745
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.423028.2124
apprentice (not master)73.217727.7226
frugal (not lavish)73.026832.5481
rebellious (not obedient)73.065028.6456
subjective (not objective)72.97131.885
chortling (not giggling)72.934630.448
soulless (not soulful)72.718927.8104
🤣 (not 😊)72.717826.396
complicated (not simple)72.662032.6455
🤑 (not 🤠)72.528833.988
flamboyant (not modest)72.439628.9475
vain (not demure)72.337229.0510
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)72.239922.285
resistant (not resigned)71.958129.7551
weakass (not badass)71.913232.545
utilitarian (not decorative)71.842229.471
🤺 (not 🏌)71.870330.789
dorky (not cool)71.729829.177
impulsive (not cautious)71.746331.7482
heathen (not devout)71.522134.5525
specialist (not generalist)71.433129.471
abstract (not concrete)71.320829.799
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.230035.067
interested (not bored)70.764830.443
hard (not soft)70.751628.5474
radical (not centrist)70.732030.643
idealist (not realist)70.632132.189
🧗 (not 🛌)70.664330.2138
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.413831.2481
rigid (not flexible)70.343129.8520
creative (not conventional)70.147627.3479
moist (not dry)69.621633.666
Pepsi (not Coke)69.65838.254
Russian (not French)69.516931.256
cat person (not dog person)69.538235.844
repetitive (not varied)69.430831.9219
hedonist (not monastic)69.329532.571
metrosexual (not macho)69.150032.348
circular (not linear)69.116333.639
strict (not lenient)69.053429.5466
📉 (not 📈)68.98134.989
triggered (not trolling)68.949429.962
submissive (not dominant)68.828628.4478
🧢 (not 🎩)68.848134.869
physical (not intellectual)68.631031.4500
roundabout (not direct)68.610032.3485
gossiping (not confidential)68.430933.6560
careful (not brave)68.321128.4511
queer (not straight)68.217224.8181
self-conscious (not self-assured)68.016732.7440
🦇 (not 🐿)67.937437.460
goof-off (not studious)67.736430.9106
geriatric (not vibrant)67.415030.070
perceptive (not unobservant)67.4121127.154
tardy (not on-time)67.232530.746
intimate (not formal)67.044128.3120
fast (not slow)66.989526.2490
alert (not oblivious)66.985129.998
picky (not always down)66.852133.451
active (not slothful)66.7125430.1460
reactive (not proactive)66.631630.449
rock (not rap)66.5122731.441
curious (not apathetic)66.382731.2500
vague (not precise)66.316729.6407
street-smart (not sheltered)66.280234.3478
racist (not egalitarian)66.215129.478
exuberant (not subdued)66.262332.655
🐴 (not 🦄)66.060836.791
dispassionate (not romantic)65.622938.160
artistic (not scientific)65.554825.7415
monochrome (not multicolored)65.448036.089
purple (not orange)65.338430.5415
unfaithful (not devoted)65.113936.341
vulnerable (not armoured)65.034031.0440
androgynous (not gendered)64.95533.3230
worldly (not innocent)64.7100430.7492
remote (not involved)64.710634.8477
whippersnapper (not sage)64.739228.442
water (not fire)64.540637.054
doer (not thinker)64.579332.266
🥾 (not 👟)64.451433.283
trash (not treasure)64.220533.9124
clumsy (not coordinated)63.837730.9467
avant-garde (not classical)63.738330.892
chatty (not reserved)63.568431.6536
random (not pointed)63.425834.551
businesslike (not chivalrous)63.457534.647
cynical (not gullible)63.387931.433
imaginative (not practical)63.241432.8396
🎨 (not 🏀)63.292630.036
sarcastic (not genuine)63.058632.1531
indiscreet (not tactful)63.028934.572
🧐 (not 😎)62.952533.279
contrarian (not yes-man)62.980530.644
wavering (not resolute)62.816233.6107
ignorant (not knowledgeable)62.726529.167
empirical (not theoretical)62.644032.4409
assertive (not passive)62.2113731.5438
nihilist (not existentialist)62.120732.363
low IQ (not high IQ)61.917328.3458
pretentious (not unassuming)61.974335.281
incompetent (not competent)61.720730.2473
exhibitionist (not bashful)61.584031.646
thrifty (not extravagant)61.564838.158
skeptical (not spiritual)61.4113335.1445
dunce (not genius)61.429225.9511
loud (not quiet)61.478231.8539
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)61.450634.744
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.216033.6423
🤫 (not 🤔)60.930036.481
frank (not sugarcoated)60.9125135.337
🧕 (not 💃)60.831234.8130
hesitant (not decisive)60.630433.1456
transient (not permanent)60.438233.7210
analysis (not common sense)60.474132.133
underachiever (not overachiever)60.321939.251
cocky (not timid)60.3120031.942
shallow (not deep)60.238934.1106
workaholic (not slacker)59.8137035.786
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)59.8100537.441
ironic (not profound)59.859831.151
literary (not mathematical)59.691128.3413
resourceful (not helpless)59.6147033.397
masculine (not feminine)59.5103224.3459
deep (not epic)59.553430.757
plastic (not wooden)59.325435.642
long-winded (not concise)58.853734.744
blacksmith (not tailor)58.055131.840
hunter (not gatherer)58.089736.067
minimalist (not pack rat)57.978340.986
main character (not side character)57.981932.129
Swedish (not Italian)57.863030.442
poetic (not factual)57.759229.943
distant (not touchy-feely)57.789335.249
🤐 (not 😜)57.582636.583
bold (not serious)57.387633.0495
conservative (not liberal)57.349233.884
charming (not trusting)57.083422.3430
🧠 (not 💪)56.7126130.7104
gamer (not non-gamer)56.753637.749
OCD (not ADHD)56.5107340.553
bold (not shy)56.4158031.4515
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)56.2110236.539
humorless (not funny)56.061031.8506
real (not philosophical)55.8116933.9364
go-getter (not slugabed)55.7164435.790
chosen one (not everyman)55.794434.841
fast-talking (not slow-talking)55.5113632.360
basic (not hipster)55.1107734.0419
metaphorical (not literal)54.648235.3536
sporty (not bookish)54.668930.4406
loose (not tight)54.654737.241
not introspective (not introspective)54.246335.6131
efficient (not overprepared)54.1142530.840
domestic (not industrial)54.078936.073
hard-work (not natural-talent)53.8121532.957
flirtatious (not prudish)53.899831.534
astonishing (not methodical)53.766433.8487
English (not German)53.5172030.637
serious (not playful)53.4112329.2503
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)53.169433.7437
western (not eastern)52.8147630.2115
interesting (not tiresome)52.6148033.4479
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.663631.5262
tautology (not oxymoron)52.550034.423
queen (not princess)52.0122638.830
atheist (not theist)51.9118937.588
plays hard (not works hard)51.561433.0471
pro (not noob)51.5148831.984
narcissistic (not low self esteem)51.3118136.559
Greek (not Roman)51.283532.139
meek (not bossy)51.158131.8487
deliberate (not spontaneous)50.3126935.8534
shy (not playful)50.554331.6512

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell (0.782)
  2. Count Olaf (0.78)
  3. Sid Phillips (0.779)
  4. Pennsatucky Doggett (0.771)
  5. Oswald Cobblepot (0.767)
  6. Cypher (0.763)
  7. Hannah Kahnwald (0.757)
  8. The Wicked Witch of the West (0.756)
  9. Darlene Snell (0.742)
  10. Moaning Myrtle (0.725)
  1. Esme Cullen (-0.695)
  2. Nick Young (-0.691)
  3. Lincoln Rice (-0.657)
  4. Princess Celestia (-0.654)
  5. Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham (-0.648)
  6. Jane Bennet (-0.64)
  7. Amanda LaRusso (-0.638)
  8. Jennifer Parker (-0.629)
  9. Elizabeth Burke (-0.623)
  10. Maid Marian (-0.622)

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

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


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