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Samwise Gamgee Descriptive 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. 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
loyal (not traitorous)98.016.9467
kind (not cruel)94.9259.1518
heroic (not villainous)94.81410.2553
grateful (not entitled)94.417.157
😇 (not 😈)93.41012.299
devoted (not unfaithful)93.45815.129
altruistic (not selfish)92.4612.6542
giving (not receiving)92.3914.534
empath (not psychopath)92.1917.058
honorable (not cunning)92.1813.3573
short (not tall)91.93215.0570
soulful (not soulless)91.94413.0105
love-focused (not money-focused)91.75713.434
warm (not cold)91.53311.8526
nurturing (not poisonous)91.42414.6206
humble (not arrogant)91.31214.6548
angelic (not demonic)91.21412.5522
pure (not debased)90.81311.9513
respectful (not rude)90.14413.3512
cooperative (not competitive)89.8915.7494
reliable (not experimental)89.72316.955
persistent (not quitter)89.635316.386
first-mate (not captain)89.62118.6568
genuine (not sarcastic)89.33217.3569
generous (not stingy)89.34014.867
emotional (not unemotional)89.39910.438
white knight (not bad boy)89.22311.840
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)88.32916.9501
human (not animalistic)88.06814.9454
earth (not air)87.82216.550
straightforward (not cryptic)87.72018.0535
wholesome (not salacious)87.74818.268
good-cook (not bad-cook)87.32520.239
sweet (not bitter)87.06915.5546
one-faced (not two-faced)86.611221.969
innocent (not jaded)86.52514.342
romantic (not dispassionate)86.410717.355
flower child (not goth)86.413716.131
treasure (not trash)86.321820.3109
modest (not flamboyant)86.13618.5518
reasonable (not deranged)86.16717.893
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)86.14522.2118
folksy (not presidential)86.02319.346
provincial (not cosmopolitan)85.91319.2455
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.917222.934
devout (not heathen)85.91517.4454
warm (not quarrelsome)85.84818.1506
demure (not vain)85.7615.9504
patriotic (not unpatriotic)85.48517.294
consistent (not variable)85.33621.849
🌟 (not 💩)85.225120.186
motivated (not unmotivated)84.961022.140
sensible (not ludicrous)84.85417.4534
important (not irrelevant)84.738022.5157
unambiguous (not mysterious)84.61917.6593
proper (not scandalous)84.67017.3499
civilized (not barbaric)84.425216.3492
healthy (not sickly)84.317516.4530
fixable (not unfixable)84.31016.551
protagonist (not antagonist)84.220920.137
rural (not urban)83.93123.5135
diligent (not lazy)83.868120.0496
loveable (not punchable)83.614324.346
hard-work (not natural-talent)83.65019.962
gatherer (not hunter)83.56119.561
involved (not remote)83.410318.9520
domestic (not industrial)83.32218.2102
clean (not perverted)83.224919.341
forgiving (not vengeful)83.111823.1505
works hard (not plays hard)82.625221.1515
believable (not poorly-written)82.122720.054
chivalrous (not businesslike)82.13620.649
well behaved (not mischievous)82.18720.5540
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.120727.532
good-humored (not angry)81.618919.0489
patient (not impatient)81.57823.7230
🤠 (not 🤑)81.512416.6111
💝 (not 💔)81.49824.4159
complimentary (not insulting)81.413523.781
yes-man (not contrarian)81.33221.325
low-tech (not high-tech)81.38921.2521
vanilla (not kinky)81.28222.8475
thrifty (not extravagant)81.24317.231
resourceful (not helpless)81.058719.896
summer (not winter)81.019923.826
disarming (not creepy)80.917317.7224
sane (not crazy)80.89520.888
tasteful (not lewd)80.714620.2480
family-first (not work-first)80.722223.7559
🐿 (not 🦇)80.614922.783
optimistic (not pessimistic)80.514325.1555
permanent (not transient)80.56623.0221
transparent (not machiavellian)80.44027.127
dog person (not cat person)80.213527.043
badass (not weakass)80.259825.444
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.19123.1389
low self esteem (not narcissistic)79.96117.859
perceptive (not unobservant)79.865317.950
communal (not individualist)79.81821.487
🎃 (not 💀)79.68219.534
sheriff (not outlaw)79.321920.3514
pointed (not random)79.245520.934
orderly (not chaotic)79.225521.5491
glad (not mad)79.011217.491
legit (not scrub)79.037724.7123
interested (not bored)78.925218.541
obedient (not rebellious)78.611221.8448
unassuming (not pretentious)78.54924.9116
innocent (not worldly)78.47022.3510
🥾 (not 👟)78.318524.1103
trusting (not charming)78.13024.3480
attentive (not interrupting)78.114926.540
equitable (not hypocritical)78.012523.1114
thick (not thin)77.915315.8391
competent (not incompetent)77.574421.8458
vintage (not trendy)77.542619.646
democratic (not authoritarian)77.312623.6483
cautious (not impulsive)77.220722.7501
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.114828.488
😊 (not 🤣)77.125126.286
tame (not wild)77.012919.5512
luddite (not technophile)76.96821.2409
wooden (not plastic)76.824320.944
frugal (not lavish)76.615423.9497
moderate (not extreme)76.66622.6486
confidential (not gossiping)76.654025.5584
submissive (not dominant)76.515320.3513
beta (not alpha)76.518924.4442
egalitarian (not racist)76.588824.298
mild (not spicy)76.411820.9535
codependent (not independent)76.413823.8604
self-improving (not self-destructive)76.413624.242
down2earth (not head@clouds)76.224327.5515
classical (not avant-garde)76.016521.784
politically correct (not edgy)75.914222.6470
soft (not hard)75.822422.1530
🥰 (not 🙃)75.718130.3150
morning lark (not night owl)75.612423.2408
practical (not imaginative)75.639223.7506
average (not deviant)75.55222.1351
traditional (not unorthodox)75.518120.599
lover (not fighter)75.523625.448
🎨 (not 🏀)75.457224.251
simple (not complicated)75.45524.2483
touchy-feely (not distant)75.218927.032
🐐 (not 🦒)75.012925.6137
sunny (not gloomy)74.928125.759
sturdy (not flimsy)74.852128.661
apprentice (not master)74.615023.3228
resolute (not wavering)74.542027.183
deep (not shallow)74.238523.3113
prestigious (not disreputable)74.140624.3432
chaste (not lustful)74.012224.1502
mature (not juvenile)74.044723.0102
utilitarian (not decorative)74.031424.189
bashful (not exhibitionist)74.06422.965
centrist (not radical)74.04821.130
often crying (not never cries)74.020518.237
orange (not purple)73.914025.1412
stable (not moody)73.89525.4537
feminist (not sexist)73.273124.1113
self-disciplined (not disorganized)73.182026.1526
basic (not hipster)73.133824.0496
existentialist (not nihilist)73.113522.773
young (not old)72.769121.8510
expressive (not monotone)72.653527.029
📈 (not 📉)72.529629.680
soft (not hard)72.430623.997
nerd (not jock)72.458425.2524
joyful (not miserable)72.325124.280
normie (not freak)72.319525.355
literary (not mathematical)72.232921.7443
wise (not foolish)72.242322.6497
historical (not modern)72.129923.1365
open-book (not secretive)72.016426.461
nonpolitical (not political)71.714625.9439
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.645830.591
on-time (not tardy)71.573227.460
real (not philosophical)71.438827.3399
blissful (not haunted)71.215823.955
accommodating (not stubborn)71.211230.460
poor (not rich)71.128722.1461
melee (not ranged)71.09428.447
water (not fire)70.924529.449
cheery (not sorrowful)70.729524.6472
timid (not cocky)70.713523.037
deliberate (not spontaneous)70.566027.4508
statist (not anarchist)70.528524.4126
reassuring (not fearmongering)70.546532.137
rock (not rap)70.495823.641
attractive (not repulsive)70.493619.6493
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.483522.147
theist (not atheist)70.317220.776
go-getter (not slugabed)70.3107526.987
quiet (not loud)70.238823.6549
workaholic (not slacker)70.2104226.291
common sense (not analysis)70.27828.546
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.090425.1431
meek (not bossy)69.919322.0496
vegan (not cannibal)69.941223.841
rational (not whimsical)69.852926.5511
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.861827.3507
bright (not depressed)69.635224.5433
brave (not careful)69.562129.9537
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.535524.9126
happy (not sad)69.324822.8489
preppy (not punk rock)69.264519.145
curious (not apathetic)69.068926.2479
accepting (not judgemental)68.938529.5396
pronatalist (not child free)68.820130.3407
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.745631.1101
funny (not humorless)68.659323.2524
gendered (not androgynous)68.5123827.7233
profound (not ironic)68.423027.745
biased (not impartial)68.364627.0489
emotional (not logical)68.051425.9531
concrete (not abstract)68.046027.6105
everyman (not chosen one)68.027430.735
normal (not weird)67.925925.2497
tailor (not blacksmith)67.961128.049
predictable (not quirky)67.827627.628
western (not eastern)67.744927.8122
alert (not oblivious)67.481728.779
slow (not fast)67.312720.7525
pacifist (not ferocious)67.232226.3469
sensitive (not thick-skinned)67.038826.9488
compersive (not jealous)66.938528.5461
realistic (not fantastical)66.661529.968
introspective (not not introspective)66.568828.8151
valedictorian (not drop out)66.589326.683
gracious (not feisty)66.317327.2411
cheesy (not chic)66.350523.736
overachiever (not underachiever)66.2111026.738
musical (not off-key)66.131826.662
beautiful (not ugly)66.0122622.592
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)66.029429.147
realistic (not ambitious)66.025029.654
conventional (not creative)65.940228.5464
direct (not roundabout)65.889127.9501
dorky (not cool)65.844928.987
clumsy (not coordinated)65.633324.1503
hoarder (not unprepared)65.657724.0454
precise (not vague)65.581024.0334
tight (not loose)65.484023.953
lowbrow (not highbrow)65.419725.8485
repetitive (not varied)65.346825.8255
lighthearted (not intense)65.027232.841
frank (not sugarcoated)64.9104330.444
literal (not metaphorical)64.761328.4481
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.712026.3370
triggered (not trolling)64.771424.835
mighty (not puny)64.696927.1446
crafty (not scholarly)64.673527.5579
socialist (not libertarian)64.59228.2390
shy (not playful)64.420324.6466
opinionated (not jealous)64.4104621.127
vibrant (not geriatric)64.490626.761
tense (not relaxed)64.3117626.6517
stoic (not hypochondriac)64.362425.834
vulnerable (not armoured)64.135026.9446
factual (not exaggerating)64.156629.344
sober (not indulgent)64.144429.2534
obsessed (not aloof)63.975324.3471
🧢 (not 🎩)63.957731.894
bookish (not sporty)63.691629.2430
Swedish (not Italian)63.642128.352
sheltered (not street-smart)63.439628.8453
poetic (not factual)63.440225.661
neurotypical (not autistic)63.3109826.7465
rustic (not cultured)63.334224.636
OCD (not ADHD)63.285625.036
🤔 (not 🤫)63.157128.858
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)63.155930.7133
neat (not messy)63.089127.3399
prudish (not flirtatious)63.045828.429
regular (not zany)62.835227.885
resistant (not resigned)62.7109831.1554
active (not slothful)62.7137426.7475
driven (not unambitious)62.6153031.0475
generalist (not specialist)62.517427.779
doer (not thinker)62.585835.360
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.127628.4470
expressive (not stoic)62.080830.1529
intimate (not formal)62.059129.5152
English (not German)62.0139031.743
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.941830.848
scruffy (not manicured)61.850326.5620
chill (not offended)61.642228.446
introvert (not extrovert)61.550128.5507
studious (not goof-off)61.4108527.176
empirical (not theoretical)61.351730.2444
serious (not playful)61.293424.9530
trusting (not suspicious)61.253233.1517
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.256329.4245
enlightened (not lost)61.252329.141
gullible (not cynical)61.239334.328
tactful (not indiscreet)61.189230.493
unpolished (not eloquent)61.046627.7427
monastic (not hedonist)61.030728.369
anxious (not calm)60.983728.1505
French (not Russian)60.977030.139
artistic (not scientific)60.765525.3454
sleepy (not frenzied)60.67526.052
moist (not dry)60.650625.849
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)60.670630.356
unchallenging (not demanding)60.522630.865
slovenly (not stylish)60.441423.6489
leisurely (not hurried)60.441628.4593
concise (not long-winded)60.356529.933
methodical (not astonishing)60.287529.7505
high standards (not desperate)60.289528.255
official (not backdoor)59.956630.0491
masculine (not feminine)59.899322.2538
mainstream (not arcane)59.742230.0487
fortunate (not unlucky)59.653926.0519
muddy (not washed)59.544626.629
conservative (not liberal)59.144327.586
😀 (not 😭)59.163730.893
emancipated (not enslaved)59.0112627.2468
social (not reclusive)58.980928.3172
builder (not explorer)58.763530.9588
pack rat (not minimalist)58.752531.9107
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.640728.256
rugged (not refined)58.564628.1511
insider (not outsider)58.451829.7349
🐴 (not 🦄)58.485536.099
interesting (not tiresome)58.3124427.4532
subdued (not exuberant)58.349824.235
multicolored (not monochrome)58.168330.286
metrosexual (not macho)58.196226.254
passive (not assertive)58.034227.8470
🧕 (not 💃)57.938529.6144
insecure (not confident)57.838826.7520
open-minded (not close-minded)57.896827.8598
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)57.871429.780
opinionated (not neutral)57.4157230.766
chatty (not reserved)57.380229.7493
still (not twitchy)57.351428.052
gamer (not non-gamer)57.151630.340
efficient (not overprepared)57.0125031.964
reasoned (not instinctual)56.959331.1467
stuttering (not rhythmic)56.833724.053
sage (not whippersnapper)56.765225.842
oppressed (not privileged)56.351124.841
fresh (not stinky)56.2122026.8126
prideful (not envious)55.6146828.949
noob (not pro)55.435930.6102
circular (not linear)55.466929.241
physical (not intellectual)55.357630.9522
🤡 (not 👽)55.361525.985
high IQ (not low IQ)55.2152222.9430
🧠 (not 💪)55.1127229.8104
idealist (not realist)55.076733.499
pensive (not serene)54.9148429.949
indie (not pop)54.9115032.639
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.882031.5530
🐷 (not 🐮)54.747830.4118
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.639928.2374
subjective (not objective)54.675231.2100
open (not guarded)54.536532.0473
👻 (not 🤖)54.586925.679
awkward (not suspicious)54.256329.9516
flourishing (not traumatized)54.148131.363
extraordinary (not mundane)54.0129032.5539
🥵 (not 🥶)54.097423.731
🐒 (not 🐩)53.977330.692
chortling (not giggling)53.8117430.048
awkward (not charming)53.660827.9534
corporate (not freelance)53.671634.835
asexual (not sexual)53.651027.747
queen (not princess)53.3114935.732
bold (not serious)53.298729.6546
tautology (not oxymoron)53.243929.122
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.0131730.075
straight (not queer)52.9145930.7239
🥳 (not 🥴)52.872731.794
🐘 (not 🐀)52.887833.3137
smooth (not rough)52.690827.8495
Roman (not Greek)52.691130.537
always down (not picky)52.466433.837
private (not gregarious)52.1119628.9493
open to new experinces (not uncreative)51.9142529.2486
🤐 (not 😜)51.898931.285
bold (not shy)51.7164228.1492
comedic (not dramatic)51.755928.351
deep (not epic)51.789228.761
🛌 (not 🧗)51.562730.6161
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.461624.845
decisive (not hesitant)51.3138029.3503
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.273028.7424
rigid (not flexible)51.0109829.6512
😎 (not 🧐)51.0102932.581
🤺 (not 🏌)51.0149332.3105
genius (not dunce)50.2140123.4511
😏 (not 😬)50.8114230.472
skeptical (not spiritual)50.7143329.5468
paranoid (not naive)50.3127730.935
lenient (not strict)50.487328.8485
Pepsi (not Coke)50.685336.646
reactive (not proactive)50.4111332.626

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Peeta Mellark (0.876)
  2. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (0.837)
  3. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (0.825)
  4. Anna Bates (0.823)
  5. Doc (0.821)
  6. Francis Mulcahy (0.813)
  7. Friar Tuck (0.807)
  8. Samwell Tarly (0.798)
  9. Alphonse Elric (0.789)
  10. Dale Horvath (0.789)
  1. Ryan Howard (-0.713)
  2. Robert California (-0.691)
  3. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.674)
  4. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.647)
  5. Logan Delos (-0.645)
  6. Count Olaf (-0.641)
  7. George Bluth, Sr. (-0.635)
  8. George Wickham (-0.628)
  9. Commodus (-0.624)
  10. Lisa (-0.624)

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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