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Gollum Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
obsessed (not aloof)97.717.9518
self-destructive (not self-improving)97.715.153
moody (not stable)96.827.6488
scruffy (not manicured)96.619.2551
freak (not normie)96.227.561
weird (not normal)95.729.5511
desperate (not high standards)95.518.163
traumatized (not flourishing)95.4612.260
anxious (not calm)95.128.5535
sickly (not healthy)94.9110.5553
selfish (not altruistic)94.62710.1580
mischievous (not well behaved)94.53410.4521
repulsive (not attractive)94.2412.8536
extreme (not moderate)94.21710.6480
jealous (not compersive)94.1212.2508
slovenly (not stylish)93.9113.0504
tense (not relaxed)93.81710.3499
reclusive (not social)93.6911.5139
crazy (not sane)93.5714.790
short (not tall)93.3169.9572
poor (not rich)93.3514.0492
outlaw (not sheriff)93.32113.5503
rugged (not refined)93.1913.6487
suspicious (not trusting)92.92013.4517
vengeful (not forgiving)92.94911.5546
disreputable (not prestigious)92.7213.3471
intense (not lighthearted)92.7398.956
barbaric (not civilized)92.6512.0516
unpolished (not eloquent)92.6313.5414
frenzied (not sleepy)92.6313.052
cunning (not honorable)92.51311.8553
wild (not tame)92.54114.0547
stinky (not fresh)92.5716.0143
haunted (not blissful)92.41216.249
chaotic (not orderly)92.32914.4511
twitchy (not still)92.01213.656
two-faced (not one-faced)92.02621.577
quarrelsome (not warm)91.73912.5513
messy (not neat)91.71415.4437
emotional (not logical)91.61713.6536
deranged (not reasonable)91.61614.899
dramatic (not no-nonsense)91.53314.6263
muddy (not washed)91.5320.441
low-tech (not high-tech)91.4317.5555
poisonous (not nurturing)91.45115.3233
cannibal (not vegan)91.31814.054
paranoid (not naive)91.3416.540
stingy (not generous)91.22515.961
deviant (not average)91.01815.5404
scandalous (not proper)90.83613.9452
bitter (not sweet)90.74614.9522
persistent (not quitter)90.628016.8103
instinctual (not reasoned)90.5716.0531
night owl (not morning lark)90.42913.5407
psychopath (not empath)90.45715.559
biased (not impartial)90.31418.7487
backdoor (not official)90.31416.1558
old (not young)90.13516.7544
feisty (not gracious)89.93614.6436
individualist (not communal)89.93621.486
unlucky (not fortunate)89.8816.0524
offended (not chill)89.72814.844
crafty (not scholarly)89.6913.8571
🐀 (not 🐘)89.5615.3179
🐒 (not 🐩)89.4913.985
creepy (not disarming)89.41118.0213
mad (not glad)89.13712.897
jealous (not opinionated)89.1221.144
awkward (not charming)89.01619.3543
driven (not unambitious)89.024117.9460
punk rock (not preppy)88.97016.543
oppressed (not privileged)88.81915.859
arcane (not mainstream)88.71016.9501
debased (not pure)88.65817.6523
depressed (not bright)88.61216.4449
zany (not regular)88.64117.572
envious (not prideful)88.6120.768
stubborn (not accommodating)88.615521.867
edgy (not politically correct)88.53415.7437
enslaved (not emancipated)88.5119.8562
miserable (not joyful)88.54216.284
traitorous (not loyal)88.43219.0509
rough (not smooth)88.22317.9534
sad (not happy)88.22614.2533
angry (not good-humored)88.03616.2454
thin (not thick)88.0623.8410
close-minded (not open-minded)87.94115.8571
gloomy (not sunny)87.95316.549
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)87.6722.850
demanding (not unchallenging)87.618920.656
guarded (not open)87.615216.0504
expressive (not stoic)87.510119.0512
cold (not warm)87.48017.8476
off-key (not musical)87.4519.651
sorrowful (not cheery)87.33616.5507
drop out (not valedictorian)87.33521.884
competitive (not cooperative)87.222417.5479
lost (not enlightened)87.1722.452
demonic (not angelic)87.07513.7541
experimental (not reliable)86.93720.649
rustic (not cultured)86.81022.633
outsider (not insider)86.51427.5384
ugly (not beautiful)86.51322.694
ludicrous (not sensible)86.24020.6549
perverted (not clean)86.25415.540
often crying (not never cries)86.23619.243
fearmongering (not reassuring)86.16920.845
lewd (not tasteful)86.02816.8494
luddite (not technophile)85.9522.9497
ferocious (not pacifist)85.815518.5520
🥴 (not 🥳)85.81516.398
jaded (not innocent)85.816115.629
asexual (not sexual)85.62727.146
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)85.45421.3104
bad boy (not white knight)85.48918.634
rude (not respectful)85.38618.5514
child free (not pronatalist)85.25024.7428
winter (not summer)85.16921.743
bad-cook (not good-cook)85.04425.846
insecure (not confident)84.93120.6493
exaggerating (not factual)84.912317.957
opinionated (not neutral)84.938223.355
entitled (not grateful)84.916922.947
hypochondriac (not stoic)84.81520.834
judgemental (not accepting)84.617820.8355
rural (not urban)84.13025.6133
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)84.14723.492
authoritarian (not democratic)83.812422.4431
ambitious (not realistic)83.813323.451
receiving (not giving)83.810821.632
indulgent (not sober)83.612424.9501
unorthodox (not traditional)83.417524.095
animalistic (not human)83.01620.3446
villainous (not heroic)82.810816.6515
anarchist (not statist)82.87221.9127
stuttering (not rhythmic)82.61719.348
provincial (not cosmopolitan)82.52623.6445
hurried (not leisurely)82.43821.8577
juvenile (not mature)82.412122.3102
cryptic (not straightforward)82.21724.0484
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.215026.1380
earth (not air)82.27424.944
😈 (not 😇)82.119620.5106
pensive (not serene)82.15119.938
💀 (not 🎃)82.011025.352
introvert (not extrovert)81.89825.3514
historical (not modern)81.89219.8375
salacious (not wholesome)81.814123.275
goth (not flower child)81.69323.434
impatient (not patient)81.428326.0241
lustful (not chaste)81.316729.2477
spicy (not mild)81.327121.5482
work-first (not family-first)81.223527.1524
fantastical (not realistic)81.113526.546
lowbrow (not highbrow)80.91725.3453
secretive (not open-book)80.631627.759
suspicious (not awkward)80.622127.9517
whimsical (not rational)80.412922.4544
hypocritical (not equitable)80.412120.4124
indie (not pop)80.415625.431
cruel (not kind)80.313617.7527
😬 (not 😏)80.35026.887
kinky (not vanilla)80.118024.2454
💩 (not 🌟)80.19024.993
head@clouds (not down2earth)80.114926.9459
puny (not mighty)80.03419.9491
disorganized (not self-disciplined)79.910628.9503
vintage (not trendy)79.833722.856
cheesy (not chic)79.813121.428
beta (not alpha)79.514326.3405
unfixable (not fixable)79.49028.053
machiavellian (not transparent)79.315422.332
unpatriotic (not patriotic)79.22027.3110
nonpolitical (not political)79.04830.2457
freelance (not corporate)79.033128.542
🐐 (not 🦒)78.94527.0138
autistic (not neurotypical)78.81425.2466
variable (not consistent)78.53827.245
insulting (not complimentary)78.421920.185
motivated (not unmotivated)78.499429.135
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)78.318628.5439
dramatic (not comedic)78.337725.449
spontaneous (not scheduled)78.228229.7525
pessimistic (not optimistic)78.215225.8506
🙃 (not 🥰)78.216227.8164
💔 (not 💝)78.015327.5161
foolish (not wise)77.913822.8504
folksy (not presidential)77.913622.354
antagonist (not protagonist)77.713023.751
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.615524.293
emotional (not unemotional)77.449133.425
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.335224.882
focused on the present (not focused on the future)77.16130.7519
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)77.128125.693
libertarian (not socialist)77.04928.6425
hoarder (not unprepared)76.613231.0482
believable (not poorly-written)76.457022.247
explorer (not builder)76.323023.4526
extraordinary (not mundane)76.348426.0496
codependent (not independent)76.313934.6570
punchable (not loveable)76.119925.253
scrub (not legit)76.05928.0137
interrupting (not attentive)76.023430.650
arrogant (not humble)75.843225.4489
hard (not soft)75.835925.273
expressive (not monotone)75.743528.334
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.711832.2133
👻 (not 🤖)75.613227.292
🐷 (not 🐮)75.57925.3138
money-focused (not love-focused)75.421435.233
😭 (not 😀)75.412028.896
sensitive (not thick-skinned)75.318327.5462
melee (not ranged)75.24630.655
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.125929.1560
important (not irrelevant)75.187624.6151
nerd (not jock)75.051126.2462
fighter (not lover)74.925327.456
sexist (not feminist)74.720525.4104
diligent (not lazy)74.6115725.4468
private (not gregarious)74.539430.7478
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.519731.7376
quirky (not predictable)73.924133.333
first-mate (not captain)73.538830.1488
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.323228.3123
apprentice (not master)73.117227.7225
flimsy (not sturdy)73.110129.044
frugal (not lavish)73.026032.5481
rebellious (not obedient)73.063428.6456
chortling (not giggling)72.934030.448
👽 (not 🤡)72.822432.081
weakass (not badass)72.712532.544
soulless (not soulful)72.718427.8104
complicated (not simple)72.660432.6453
subjective (not objective)72.56132.083
🥶 (not 🥵)72.513733.933
flamboyant (not modest)72.438728.9474
🤣 (not 😊)72.418226.395
vain (not demure)72.336929.0509
specialist (not generalist)72.229128.970
🤑 (not 🤠)72.228934.087
genocidal (not not genocidal)72.218024.236
abstract (not concrete)72.019329.098
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)72.038222.384
resistant (not resigned)71.856029.7550
impulsive (not cautious)71.745031.7479
🤺 (not 🏌)71.769230.888
heathen (not devout)71.521434.5525
dorky (not cool)71.529229.276
utilitarian (not decorative)71.442929.470
Russian (not French)71.213930.049
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.229335.067
idealist (not realist)70.929932.187
circular (not linear)70.712632.538
hard (not soft)70.750528.5474
🧗 (not 🛌)70.662230.3137
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.612431.1478
rigid (not flexible)70.342129.8520
creative (not conventional)70.145627.3479
cat person (not dog person)70.134634.838
hedonist (not monastic)69.928032.370
Pepsi (not Coke)69.66238.254
metrosexual (not macho)69.546132.946
repetitive (not varied)69.430131.9219
🧢 (not 🎩)69.144734.366
strict (not lenient)69.052729.5466
radical (not centrist)69.035031.634
📉 (not 📈)68.98334.989
triggered (not trolling)68.947629.962
submissive (not dominant)68.727328.4477
physical (not intellectual)68.630731.4500
roundabout (not direct)68.69832.3483
rock (not rap)68.6107031.833
interested (not bored)68.574832.140
gossiping (not confidential)68.429433.6557
careful (not brave)68.220428.5509
self-conscious (not self-assured)68.016432.7435
queer (not straight)68.017124.9178
🦇 (not 🐿)67.736737.659
moist (not dry)67.726334.959
goof-off (not studious)67.635131.0104
tardy (not on-time)67.231631.045
alert (not oblivious)67.182130.096
intimate (not formal)67.042528.3120
perceptive (not unobservant)67.0119326.850
fast (not slow)66.987326.2488
active (not slothful)66.8121930.0457
picky (not always down)66.851033.141
dispassionate (not romantic)66.720737.559
geriatric (not vibrant)66.616529.258
vague (not precise)66.415929.5406
curious (not apathetic)66.381231.2500
exuberant (not subdued)66.360133.051
street-smart (not sheltered)66.278434.3478
racist (not egalitarian)66.214729.478
🐴 (not 🦄)66.058536.791
🥾 (not 👟)65.945432.181
artistic (not scientific)65.652725.7412
monochrome (not multicolored)65.645635.785
unfaithful (not devoted)65.413737.130
purple (not orange)65.336930.5414
vulnerable (not armoured)65.032931.0440
androgynous (not gendered)64.94833.3230
worldly (not innocent)64.799530.7490
remote (not involved)64.710934.8476
trash (not treasure)64.719633.5123
whippersnapper (not sage)64.737128.442
water (not fire)64.537937.054
random (not pointed)64.023834.345
doer (not thinker)64.079832.165
clumsy (not coordinated)63.837030.9467
avant-garde (not classical)63.737530.892
reactive (not proactive)63.643330.838
chatty (not reserved)63.566031.6535
ignorant (not knowledgeable)63.524728.766
imaginative (not practical)63.439732.7393
🎨 (not 🏀)63.290530.036
indiscreet (not tactful)63.027234.970
sarcastic (not genuine)62.957832.2529
🧐 (not 😎)62.951633.279
wavering (not resolute)62.815633.6107
empirical (not theoretical)62.644132.4409
ironic (not profound)62.547430.542
cynical (not gullible)62.489732.533
assertive (not passive)62.1111031.5437
low IQ (not high IQ)61.916628.3458
incompetent (not competent)61.820630.2472
deep (not epic)61.738629.153
nihilist (not existentialist)61.521932.262
exhibitionist (not bashful)61.582732.143
dunce (not genius)61.428225.9510
skeptical (not spiritual)61.3109935.2444
loud (not quiet)61.376631.8538
cocky (not timid)61.1112932.537
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.016433.7420
pretentious (not unassuming)60.877135.478
🤫 (not 🤔)60.830236.678
plastic (not wooden)60.723233.833
long-winded (not concise)60.745834.437
hesitant (not decisive)60.630233.2453
🧕 (not 💃)60.531634.8129
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.553534.643
transient (not permanent)60.336733.8209
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.168334.141
shallow (not deep)60.038334.2105
distant (not touchy-feely)60.079435.243
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)59.898437.441
contrarian (not yes-man)59.888331.637
frank (not sugarcoated)59.7124333.129
masculine (not feminine)59.699624.3458
workaholic (not slacker)59.6134035.885
literary (not mathematical)59.588428.3412
resourceful (not helpless)59.3144033.695
Swedish (not Italian)59.257529.541
underachiever (not overachiever)59.022639.946
poetic (not factual)58.553829.141
thrifty (not extravagant)58.473938.453
blacksmith (not tailor)58.054131.840
minimalist (not pack rat)57.976640.986
🤐 (not 😜)57.779536.580
conservative (not liberal)57.547133.382
bold (not serious)57.385033.0494
charming (not trusting)57.180722.3427
🧠 (not 💪)57.1121030.5102
hunter (not gatherer)56.790135.765
bold (not shy)56.6152431.4512
OCD (not ADHD)56.1106240.250
humorless (not funny)56.059231.8505
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)56.0106736.036
real (not philosophical)55.9113733.8362
chosen one (not everyman)55.991735.536
analysis (not common sense)55.892231.728
go-getter (not slugabed)55.6158835.887
basic (not hipster)55.0104734.0418
gamer (not non-gamer)55.056238.346
metaphorical (not literal)54.647135.4535
sporty (not bookish)54.566530.4405
efficient (not overprepared)54.4137430.838
flirtatious (not prudish)54.395928.925
fast-talking (not slow-talking)54.2115631.655
not introspective (not introspective)54.044935.6130
astonishing (not methodical)53.863533.8486
domestic (not industrial)53.877336.272
serious (not playful)53.5109529.2501
English (not German)53.5167130.637
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)53.266033.8435
princess (not queen)53.162638.225
hard-work (not natural-talent)53.0121532.656
western (not eastern)52.8140730.2115
loose (not tight)52.856837.738
interesting (not tiresome)52.7143133.4477
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.663231.5262
atheist (not theist)51.9116637.588
narcissistic (not low self esteem)51.8113036.957
plays hard (not works hard)51.459433.1469
meek (not bossy)51.155031.8487
pro (not noob)50.9146332.082
shy (not playful)50.652131.6510
deliberate (not spontaneous)50.5122335.7532
Roman (not Greek)50.5103632.737
oxymoron (not tautology)50.5131632.717

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 (0.784)
  2. Count Olaf (0.781)
  3. Sid Phillips (0.78)
  4. Pennsatucky Doggett (0.773)
  5. Oswald Cobblepot (0.766)
  6. Cypher (0.763)
  7. Hannah Kahnwald (0.756)
  8. The Wicked Witch of the West (0.755)
  9. Darlene Snell (0.739)
  10. Jeremy Armitage (0.732)
  1. Esme Cullen (-0.695)
  2. Nick Young (-0.69)
  3. Lincoln Rice (-0.656)
  4. Princess Celestia (-0.654)
  5. Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham (-0.647)
  6. Jane Bennet (-0.637)
  7. Amanda LaRusso (-0.637)
  8. Jennifer Parker (-0.63)
  9. Elizabeth Burke (-0.626)
  10. Melanie Hamilton (-0.623)

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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