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Samwise Gamgee Personality Statistics

Samwise Gamgee 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. 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
loyal (not traitorous)98.036.9466
kind (not cruel)94.9229.1516
heroic (not villainous)94.8810.2553
grateful (not entitled)94.417.157
😇 (not 😈)93.4712.397
devoted (not unfaithful)93.15315.328
empath (not psychopath)93.0515.356
altruistic (not selfish)92.4312.6542
honorable (not cunning)92.2713.3569
short (not tall)92.22314.7537
soulful (not soulless)91.94013.0105
love-focused (not money-focused)91.95013.632
giving (not receiving)91.81114.832
warm (not cold)91.52511.8525
nurturing (not poisonous)91.41814.6206
humble (not arrogant)91.3814.6548
angelic (not demonic)91.31112.4519
pure (not debased)90.81011.9510
respectful (not rude)90.13513.3509
persistent (not quitter)90.027116.085
cooperative (not competitive)89.8615.7493
first-mate (not captain)89.61618.7567
reliable (not experimental)89.52017.054
genuine (not sarcastic)89.22717.3566
white knight (not bad boy)89.21611.838
generous (not stingy)89.12914.966
emotional (not unemotional)89.09110.635
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)88.32816.9501
human (not animalistic)88.06114.9451
straightforward (not cryptic)87.71618.0535
wholesome (not salacious)87.74118.268
earth (not air)87.12617.046
sweet (not bitter)87.15615.5544
romantic (not dispassionate)86.98417.054
one-faced (not two-faced)86.88722.365
innocent (not jaded)86.81914.640
modest (not flamboyant)86.42318.0514
treasure (not trash)86.218520.4108
good-cook (not bad-cook)86.22420.736
flower child (not goth)86.211716.330
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)86.14022.2118
devout (not heathen)86.01417.3451
reasonable (not deranged)86.05717.992
provincial (not cosmopolitan)85.91519.3454
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.914422.934
folksy (not presidential)85.91819.744
warm (not quarrelsome)85.84018.1504
demure (not vain)85.7415.9503
protagonist (not antagonist)85.713118.336
loveable (not punchable)85.48921.245
patriotic (not unpatriotic)85.37917.293
consistent (not variable)85.33121.849
🌟 (not 💩)85.220220.184
sensible (not ludicrous)84.84317.4530
important (not irrelevant)84.732022.5157
motivated (not unmotivated)84.752422.438
fixable (not unfixable)84.6416.749
unambiguous (not mysterious)84.61117.6592
proper (not scandalous)84.65617.3497
civilized (not barbaric)84.421416.3489
healthy (not sickly)84.315916.4530
hard-work (not natural-talent)84.33719.858
domestic (not industrial)84.11417.699
rural (not urban)84.02723.5134
diligent (not lazy)83.859620.0496
involved (not remote)83.47619.0516
gatherer (not hunter)83.35319.560
clean (not perverted)83.320519.639
forgiving (not vengeful)83.110123.1504
complimentary (not insulting)82.99021.676
works hard (not plays hard)82.621921.1515
chivalrous (not businesslike)82.12820.649
well behaved (not mischievous)82.16720.5540
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.118627.931
patient (not impatient)81.86423.2229
good-humored (not angry)81.815918.6484
believable (not poorly-written)81.621420.352
thrifty (not extravagant)81.63117.729
🤠 (not 🤑)81.510116.3108
badass (not weakass)81.348325.142
yes-man (not contrarian)81.32321.325
low-tech (not high-tech)81.38121.2519
💝 (not 💔)81.38524.5156
vanilla (not kinky)81.26922.9471
disarming (not creepy)80.915617.8223
resourceful (not helpless)80.853119.895
tasteful (not lewd)80.712720.2480
family-first (not work-first)80.619523.7554
optimistic (not pessimistic)80.512125.1555
communal (not individualist)80.51120.984
sane (not crazy)80.47921.085
transparent (not machiavellian)80.43127.127
permanent (not transient)80.36123.0219
🐿 (not 🦇)80.113422.881
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.07523.2387
dog person (not cat person)79.912327.242
summer (not winter)79.719824.723
low self esteem (not narcissistic)79.45517.957
🎃 (not 💀)79.38419.732
sheriff (not outlaw)79.319720.3514
interested (not bored)79.318917.438
pointed (not random)79.240320.934
orderly (not chaotic)79.221821.5491
perceptive (not unobservant)79.259417.948
glad (not mad)79.09517.787
legit (not scrub)79.032724.9121
vintage (not trendy)78.933118.844
obedient (not rebellious)78.69521.8447
unassuming (not pretentious)78.64025.0114
innocent (not worldly)78.45822.3507
self-improving (not self-destructive)78.27721.441
trusting (not charming)78.13124.3479
thick (not thin)78.013215.8388
equitable (not hypocritical)78.010523.3112
🥾 (not 👟)78.016624.2101
attentive (not interrupting)78.012427.238
competent (not incompetent)77.664921.8455
cautious (not impulsive)77.217222.7501
democratic (not authoritarian)77.210823.6479
luddite (not technophile)77.15521.0408
😊 (not 🤣)77.119826.484
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.012728.484
tame (not wild)76.911019.5510
frugal (not lavish)76.713623.9496
moderate (not extreme)76.65422.6484
confidential (not gossiping)76.646825.6582
submissive (not dominant)76.513720.3512
beta (not alpha)76.515924.4441
codependent (not independent)76.511823.8603
mild (not spicy)76.410220.9534
egalitarian (not racist)76.277424.396
wooden (not plastic)76.224121.341
down2earth (not head@clouds)76.221427.6513
classical (not avant-garde)76.015322.081
politically correct (not edgy)75.911522.7469
🥰 (not 🙃)75.814830.2148
soft (not hard)75.819122.1529
practical (not imaginative)75.734223.6505
🐐 (not 🦒)75.78725.1134
lover (not fighter)75.720825.647
morning lark (not night owl)75.510923.2406
average (not deviant)75.54322.1351
traditional (not unorthodox)75.516520.599
simple (not complicated)75.44624.2481
touchy-feely (not distant)75.216227.032
🎨 (not 🏀)74.950424.549
sturdy (not flimsy)74.845128.661
apprentice (not master)74.512823.3227
sunny (not gloomy)74.524726.057
existentialist (not nihilist)74.37921.969
resolute (not wavering)74.138327.182
chaste (not lustful)74.19824.1499
prestigious (not disreputable)74.036324.3431
utilitarian (not decorative)74.028524.388
stable (not moody)73.97725.5532
orange (not purple)73.811525.1411
mature (not juvenile)73.840123.1100
often crying (not never cries)73.819518.536
deep (not shallow)73.734423.4110
bashful (not exhibitionist)73.66123.561
📈 (not 📉)73.420328.779
centrist (not radical)73.34521.229
self-disciplined (not disorganized)73.272126.1521
expressive (not monotone)73.244626.127
feminist (not sexist)73.261724.2112
basic (not hipster)73.131023.9493
normie (not freak)73.115524.854
young (not old)72.757321.8509
joyful (not miserable)72.720624.073
wise (not foolish)72.336122.5495
nerd (not jock)72.352025.2523
historical (not modern)72.226322.9362
on-time (not tardy)72.262127.159
nonpolitical (not political)72.111325.6433
literary (not mathematical)72.127621.7441
soft (not hard)72.127224.194
open-book (not secretive)72.014626.461
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.538930.690
real (not philosophical)71.434827.3398
blissful (not haunted)71.413124.154
poor (not rich)71.124222.1459
accommodating (not stubborn)70.99530.659
cheery (not sorrowful)70.825124.6470
deliberate (not spontaneous)70.857927.2506
water (not fire)70.821630.446
theist (not atheist)70.514920.974
attractive (not repulsive)70.380719.6490
quiet (not loud)70.331423.6548
vegan (not cannibal)70.333423.338
statist (not anarchist)70.325424.6124
go-getter (not slugabed)70.292027.086
melee (not ranged)70.28028.745
workaholic (not slacker)70.190026.588
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.079725.1431
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.074622.246
rational (not whimsical)69.946026.5507
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.955427.3506
tailor (not blacksmith)69.946326.344
meek (not bossy)69.816722.0494
reassuring (not fearmongering)69.742432.236
rock (not rap)69.788624.737
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.730524.9124
common sense (not analysis)69.67228.445
bright (not depressed)69.630424.6430
brave (not careful)69.453229.9535
happy (not sad)69.321822.8487
curious (not apathetic)69.258226.1476
gendered (not androgynous)68.9109227.6228
preppy (not punk rock)68.957719.244
timid (not cocky)68.913923.034
pronatalist (not child free)68.817930.3407
accepting (not judgemental)68.833029.5395
funny (not humorless)68.652023.2524
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.539831.399
biased (not impartial)68.257327.0488
emotional (not logical)68.044725.9530
predictable (not quirky)68.023728.127
profound (not ironic)67.919827.844
normal (not weird)67.923925.2495
western (not eastern)67.738327.8119
concrete (not abstract)67.741427.7103
pacifist (not ferocious)67.226226.3467
slow (not fast)67.212220.7523
sensitive (not thick-skinned)67.234226.6485
alert (not oblivious)67.171928.778
compersive (not jealous)66.932028.5460
beautiful (not ugly)66.9103121.990
opinionated (not jealous)66.880719.525
introspective (not not introspective)66.757428.5148
overachiever (not underachiever)66.696027.037
valedictorian (not drop out)66.578326.683
dorky (not cool)66.439828.485
realistic (not fantastical)66.454530.366
cheesy (not chic)66.344923.736
musical (not off-key)66.127326.662
gracious (not feisty)66.115227.2408
conventional (not creative)65.835628.6461
direct (not roundabout)65.877727.9500
vibrant (not geriatric)65.775425.358
clumsy (not coordinated)65.629824.1502
precise (not vague)65.570924.1333
hoarder (not unprepared)65.550424.1450
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)65.528129.246
realistic (not ambitious)65.422229.653
lowbrow (not highbrow)65.417925.8485
repetitive (not varied)65.342225.7253
factual (not exaggerating)65.146929.442
literal (not metaphorical)64.853528.3478
tight (not loose)64.875923.652
everyman (not chosen one)64.831532.229
socialist (not libertarian)64.76328.1387
mighty (not puny)64.684727.0444
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.610226.3368
crafty (not scholarly)64.664127.6577
lighthearted (not intense)64.523833.439
shy (not playful)64.417124.7465
OCD (not ADHD)64.471424.435
stoic (not hypochondriac)64.353525.834
tense (not relaxed)64.1103826.6513
sober (not indulgent)64.137329.2534
vulnerable (not armoured)64.031026.9444
triggered (not trolling)64.064724.834
🧢 (not 🎩)63.950331.894
obsessed (not aloof)63.864924.3470
rustic (not cultured)63.829124.334
bookish (not sporty)63.680229.2430
Swedish (not Italian)63.634828.651
poetic (not factual)63.634324.957
sheltered (not street-smart)63.434828.8453
neurotypical (not autistic)63.399026.7464
English (not German)63.3118531.042
frank (not sugarcoated)63.396630.242
neat (not messy)63.078427.3399
resistant (not resigned)62.894831.1550
regular (not zany)62.830428.083
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)62.848630.7132
active (not slothful)62.7118626.6471
gullible (not cynical)62.731434.027
driven (not unambitious)62.6132531.0474
🤔 (not 🤫)62.453429.156
generalist (not specialist)62.315127.878
intimate (not formal)62.350129.6149
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.123728.5469
expressive (not stoic)62.070430.1529
scruffy (not manicured)61.843726.5620
prudish (not flirtatious)61.742328.028
introvert (not extrovert)61.543028.5506
empirical (not theoretical)61.444230.1443
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.448429.3243
tactful (not indiscreet)61.476230.492
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)61.458230.055
serious (not playful)61.380724.8528
trusting (not suspicious)61.246133.1515
studious (not goof-off)61.295627.275
high standards (not desperate)61.276528.452
enlightened (not lost)61.146629.540
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.138630.647
sleepy (not frenzied)61.15825.650
anxious (not calm)61.073528.1503
unpolished (not eloquent)61.041727.6426
unchallenging (not demanding)60.818931.063
chill (not offended)60.737428.544
doer (not thinker)60.782135.756
muddy (not washed)60.736726.328
artistic (not scientific)60.657525.3453
leisurely (not hurried)60.537128.4591
slovenly (not stylish)60.436323.7486
moist (not dry)60.346125.547
methodical (not astonishing)60.276129.7503
monastic (not hedonist)60.129528.267
French (not Russian)60.070830.637
official (not backdoor)59.950630.0491
😀 (not 😭)59.953530.990
masculine (not feminine)59.886822.2535
fortunate (not unlucky)59.747626.1517
mainstream (not arcane)59.738430.0485
concise (not long-winded)59.153229.632
emancipated (not enslaved)59.097127.2467
pack rat (not minimalist)59.044931.9106
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.934227.954
subdued (not exuberant)58.940824.334
builder (not explorer)58.856930.9583
social (not reclusive)58.771828.2171
conservative (not liberal)58.740027.485
rugged (not refined)58.556628.1511
efficient (not overprepared)58.5102431.362
interesting (not tiresome)58.3107727.4532
insider (not outsider)58.347229.6348
🐴 (not 🦄)58.275436.198
still (not twitchy)58.243127.451
insecure (not confident)57.933626.7518
passive (not assertive)57.929627.8468
🧕 (not 💃)57.932729.7143
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)57.862429.780
open-minded (not close-minded)57.785027.8595
multicolored (not monochrome)57.660030.484
metrosexual (not macho)57.685326.351
chatty (not reserved)57.371129.7493
oppressed (not privileged)57.241724.540
opinionated (not neutral)57.2139530.965
fresh (not stinky)57.1104626.8119
gamer (not non-gamer)57.145230.340
reasoned (not instinctual)56.852531.1464
sage (not whippersnapper)56.756925.842
stuttering (not rhythmic)56.530324.451
pensive (not serene)56.0125929.248
queen (not princess)55.892535.230
prideful (not envious)55.6128128.949
always down (not picky)55.645033.334
idealist (not realist)55.465933.498
noob (not pro)55.432530.6102
🤡 (not 👽)55.355325.985
physical (not intellectual)55.151030.8518
high IQ (not low IQ)55.1133123.0427
subjective (not objective)55.163230.999
🧠 (not 💪)55.0111029.9103
indie (not pop)54.999732.639
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.873631.5530
👻 (not 🤖)54.875725.777
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.535328.2372
open (not guarded)54.433431.9472
circular (not linear)54.463028.740
awkward (not suspicious)54.349029.8512
chortling (not giggling)54.399930.047
🐷 (not 🐮)54.144730.2116
flourishing (not traumatized)54.142731.363
extraordinary (not mundane)54.0111732.6537
🥵 (not 🥶)54.083823.731
🐒 (not 🐩)53.968630.692
awkward (not charming)53.753727.9533
asexual (not sexual)53.742828.046
🐘 (not 🐀)53.476033.3135
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.4114530.074
bold (not serious)53.285729.6543
straight (not queer)53.2130130.6235
tautology (not oxymoron)53.238729.122
corporate (not freelance)53.064435.234
🥳 (not 🥴)52.862731.794
Roman (not Greek)52.678930.537
smooth (not rough)52.579927.8490
naive (not paranoid)52.552431.032
🛌 (not 🧗)52.155930.6158
comedic (not dramatic)52.147928.049
private (not gregarious)52.0103528.9492
bold (not shy)51.9142928.1490
open to new experinces (not uncreative)51.8124029.3483
🤐 (not 😜)51.885531.285
deep (not epic)51.577428.559
reactive (not proactive)51.592632.023
decisive (not hesitant)51.4120529.3500
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.364628.7419
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.254125.044
rigid (not flexible)50.996929.7510
😏 (not 😬)50.997930.069
genius (not dunce)50.2122523.4510
skeptical (not spiritual)50.7125129.5468
🏌 (not 🤺)50.338832.4100
Pepsi (not Coke)50.672136.646
lenient (not strict)50.575328.8483
🧐 (not 😎)50.578932.380

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Peeta Mellark (0.875)
  2. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (0.839)
  3. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (0.825)
  4. Anna Bates (0.825)
  5. Doc (0.819)
  6. Francis Mulcahy (0.814)
  7. Friar Tuck (0.807)
  8. Samwell Tarly (0.798)
  9. Meg March (0.789)
  10. Dale Horvath (0.788)
  1. Ryan Howard (-0.712)
  2. Robert California (-0.69)
  3. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.676)
  4. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.647)
  5. Logan Delos (-0.646)
  6. George Bluth, Sr. (-0.633)
  7. George Wickham (-0.63)
  8. Jeremy Armitage (-0.622)
  9. Commodus (-0.621)
  10. Hans (-0.618)

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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