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Samwise Gamgee Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
loyal (not traitorous)98.026.9468
kind (not cruel)95.0209.1520
heroic (not villainous)94.81110.2554
grateful (not entitled)94.417.058
😇 (not 😈)93.41312.1100
devoted (not unfaithful)93.35214.538
altruistic (not selfish)92.5412.5546
empath (not psychopath)92.3916.959
honorable (not cunning)92.1713.3574
soulful (not soulless)91.94513.0105
love-focused (not money-focused)91.95212.945
warm (not cold)91.53411.8528
nurturing (not poisonous)91.52514.5209
humble (not arrogant)91.31314.6550
short (not tall)91.33415.8601
angelic (not demonic)91.21612.5522
pure (not debased)90.81111.9513
respectful (not rude)90.14313.3513
emotional (not unemotional)90.17810.046
giving (not receiving)90.01616.440
cooperative (not competitive)89.8915.7494
persistent (not quitter)89.636116.386
first-mate (not captain)89.62018.6573
reliable (not experimental)89.42216.758
genuine (not sarcastic)89.33317.3571
good-cook (not bad-cook)88.71819.245
generous (not stingy)88.44916.368
earth (not air)88.41616.353
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)88.33116.9502
human (not animalistic)88.07014.9455
white knight (not bad boy)88.03615.346
straightforward (not cryptic)87.71917.9537
wholesome (not salacious)87.74718.171
sweet (not bitter)87.06715.5550
one-faced (not two-faced)87.010621.771
romantic (not dispassionate)86.511017.256
treasure (not trash)86.422120.3110
motivated (not unmotivated)86.353421.245
reasonable (not deranged)86.26317.794
modest (not flamboyant)86.13818.4520
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)86.14422.2118
folksy (not presidential)86.02419.346
provincial (not cosmopolitan)85.91219.2457
flower child (not goth)85.913615.240
devout (not heathen)85.91817.4455
warm (not quarrelsome)85.84918.1506
innocent (not jaded)85.82814.750
demure (not vain)85.6615.8507
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.520223.740
patriotic (not unpatriotic)85.49017.294
protagonist (not antagonist)85.418019.243
consistent (not variable)85.33421.849
🌟 (not 💩)85.225219.988
important (not irrelevant)85.038722.3161
sensible (not ludicrous)84.85617.3537
unambiguous (not mysterious)84.61917.6594
proper (not scandalous)84.67417.3501
civilized (not barbaric)84.524716.3493
healthy (not sickly)84.317316.4532
fixable (not unfixable)84.3916.551
gatherer (not hunter)84.05719.264
diligent (not lazy)83.869620.0496
loveable (not punchable)83.614124.346
hard-work (not natural-talent)83.64919.962
clean (not perverted)83.525119.142
involved (not remote)83.410418.9520
domestic (not industrial)83.32318.2102
rural (not urban)83.33524.2136
forgiving (not vengeful)83.212123.1506
transparent (not machiavellian)83.22124.336
works hard (not plays hard)82.625221.1516
believable (not poorly-written)82.421220.055
well behaved (not mischievous)82.18920.5540
patient (not impatient)81.67923.6231
summer (not winter)81.618322.629
good-humored (not angry)81.519919.0491
🤠 (not 🤑)81.512816.4116
💝 (not 💔)81.510024.3160
low-tech (not high-tech)81.39521.2521
vanilla (not kinky)81.28122.8475
thrifty (not extravagant)81.24216.136
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)80.925528.736
complimentary (not insulting)80.914524.086
resourceful (not helpless)80.861519.897
disarming (not creepy)80.817917.7225
sane (not crazy)80.89320.790
family-first (not work-first)80.722623.7559
permanent (not transient)80.66422.9222
tasteful (not lewd)80.615120.2482
🐿 (not 🦇)80.615622.783
optimistic (not pessimistic)80.415125.1556
chivalrous (not businesslike)80.45822.554
🎃 (not 💀)80.27619.535
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.19223.1390
perceptive (not unobservant)79.867117.950
communal (not individualist)79.82121.388
low self esteem (not narcissistic)79.86417.760
badass (not weakass)79.562825.547
sheriff (not outlaw)79.322720.3516
orderly (not chaotic)79.225721.5493
glad (not mad)79.011417.491
legit (not scrub)79.038124.7123
obedient (not rebellious)78.610921.7449
yes-man (not contrarian)78.63920.834
innocent (not worldly)78.57122.2512
unassuming (not pretentious)78.55624.8117
interested (not bored)78.228119.648
equitable (not hypocritical)78.212823.1115
attentive (not interrupting)78.115926.540
trusting (not charming)77.93524.4484
thick (not thin)77.915515.8392
🥾 (not 👟)77.820325.1105
vintage (not trendy)77.842719.547
competent (not incompetent)77.575621.8460
dog person (not cat person)77.517629.252
democratic (not authoritarian)77.313323.6483
cautious (not impulsive)77.320622.6504
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.116028.488
😊 (not 🤣)77.125226.190
tame (not wild)77.013319.5513
self-improving (not self-destructive)76.912524.243
luddite (not technophile)76.96921.2410
wooden (not plastic)76.724020.447
frugal (not lavish)76.715323.8500
moderate (not extreme)76.66522.6488
submissive (not dominant)76.515720.3513
beta (not alpha)76.519124.4442
confidential (not gossiping)76.555925.6585
classical (not avant-garde)76.515121.687
lover (not fighter)76.522225.350
mild (not spicy)76.412120.9535
codependent (not independent)76.414323.8604
down2earth (not head@clouds)76.224727.5518
egalitarian (not racist)76.194824.499
often crying (not never cries)76.117417.646
politically correct (not edgy)76.013522.6474
soft (not hard)75.922622.1531
🎨 (not 🏀)75.857324.152
traditional (not unorthodox)75.718420.5100
🥰 (not 🙃)75.718330.2151
practical (not imaginative)75.640323.7506
morning lark (not night owl)75.512323.2409
average (not deviant)75.55122.1353
touchy-feely (not distant)75.418525.935
simple (not complicated)75.35824.4484
expressive (not monotone)75.345724.438
sunny (not gloomy)74.928925.662
sturdy (not flimsy)74.852728.661
apprentice (not master)74.714923.2230
🐐 (not 🦒)74.713425.7139
mature (not juvenile)74.544923.1104
pointed (not random)74.468423.643
resolute (not wavering)74.246627.485
deep (not shallow)74.238623.3113
prestigious (not disreputable)74.141124.3432
chaste (not lustful)74.012924.1502
bashful (not exhibitionist)74.06322.965
stable (not moody)73.99125.4539
orange (not purple)73.913825.1413
utilitarian (not decorative)73.534824.490
existentialist (not nihilist)73.313422.674
feminist (not sexist)73.273924.0114
self-disciplined (not disorganized)73.184226.1526
basic (not hipster)73.035224.0497
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.937730.649
common sense (not analysis)72.95227.852
young (not old)72.770721.8510
📈 (not 📉)72.529729.481
soft (not hard)72.431523.997
open-book (not secretive)72.416226.462
nerd (not jock)72.459225.2524
joyful (not miserable)72.426124.082
normie (not freak)72.319725.355
wise (not foolish)72.242822.6499
literary (not mathematical)72.134921.8444
historical (not modern)72.130923.1365
timid (not cocky)72.013221.747
inspiring (not cringeworthy)71.646130.594
nonpolitical (not political)71.615026.0441
melee (not ranged)71.58628.653
on-time (not tardy)71.574327.460
real (not philosophical)71.439327.3399
blissful (not haunted)71.215823.955
poor (not rich)71.129522.1462
rock (not rap)71.093122.847
water (not fire)70.925628.653
cheery (not sorrowful)70.829824.6474
statist (not anarchist)70.628024.4127
deliberate (not spontaneous)70.566027.4509
accommodating (not stubborn)70.512231.163
attractive (not repulsive)70.497019.5494
vegan (not cannibal)70.440223.742
theist (not atheist)70.318520.677
go-getter (not slugabed)70.3108626.987
quiet (not loud)70.239923.6549
workaholic (not slacker)70.2105226.291
meek (not bossy)70.119622.0500
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.994225.1433
rational (not whimsical)69.854726.6514
bright (not depressed)69.735724.5436
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.763327.3509
brave (not careful)69.564629.9539
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.436224.9128
happy (not sad)69.325622.8489
centrist (not radical)69.311325.240
curious (not apathetic)69.070826.2479
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.047331.1102
accepting (not judgemental)68.939429.5396
tailor (not blacksmith)68.858627.851
pronatalist (not child free)68.720730.3408
funny (not humorless)68.660323.2526
gendered (not androgynous)68.5128227.7234
concrete (not abstract)68.545227.6107
biased (not impartial)68.366727.0490
preppy (not punk rock)68.168919.847
cheesy (not chic)68.146222.644
emotional (not logical)68.052325.9532
normal (not weird)67.926225.2498
western (not eastern)67.949027.8123
profound (not ironic)67.724928.449
alert (not oblivious)67.683528.581
pacifist (not ferocious)67.332526.3471
slow (not fast)67.313520.7527
knowledgeable (not ignorant)67.395924.551
valedictorian (not drop out)67.190726.585
compersive (not jealous)67.039128.5463
sensitive (not thick-skinned)67.039526.8489
realistic (not ambitious)67.023629.357
everyman (not chosen one)66.933529.841
gracious (not feisty)66.518027.2414
introspective (not not introspective)66.571429.0153
realistic (not fantastical)66.164929.871
beautiful (not ugly)66.0125622.393
dorky (not cool)66.045628.888
conventional (not creative)65.941528.5464
direct (not roundabout)65.890927.8504
overachiever (not underachiever)65.8116026.539
clumsy (not coordinated)65.634124.1503
hoarder (not unprepared)65.659724.0455
precise (not vague)65.582224.0335
tight (not loose)65.585423.654
rustic (not cultured)65.529624.744
lowbrow (not highbrow)65.320525.9488
repetitive (not varied)65.347525.8255
lighthearted (not intense)65.327732.542
musical (not off-key)64.836127.267
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)64.832729.948
literal (not metaphorical)64.763328.4482
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.711426.4375
triggered (not trolling)64.773924.835
mighty (not puny)64.699527.1446
factual (not exaggerating)64.657429.245
crafty (not scholarly)64.675427.5582
shy (not playful)64.520624.6467
socialist (not libertarian)64.49628.2391
tense (not relaxed)64.3120826.5518
vulnerable (not armoured)64.235826.9447
OCD (not ADHD)64.183824.838
prudish (not flirtatious)64.142127.038
sober (not indulgent)63.946629.3536
obsessed (not aloof)63.877924.3474
vibrant (not geriatric)63.896026.470
Swedish (not Italian)63.642728.352
🤔 (not 🤫)63.556528.759
neurotypical (not autistic)63.4110726.7467
bookish (not sporty)63.493829.3435
sheltered (not street-smart)63.440828.8453
🧢 (not 🎩)63.461531.696
poetic (not factual)63.441825.661
stoic (not hypochondriac)63.270226.441
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)63.156530.7133
neat (not messy)63.091127.3400
frank (not sugarcoated)63.0116132.248
gullible (not cynical)62.937333.435
resistant (not resigned)62.8111631.1558
active (not slothful)62.8141026.7476
regular (not zany)62.836527.885
driven (not unambitious)62.6157631.0475
doer (not thinker)62.588435.360
intimate (not formal)62.460529.5157
chill (not offended)62.441228.747
predictable (not quirky)62.445431.336
self-conscious (not self-assured)62.128228.4472
expressive (not stoic)62.083830.1529
English (not German)62.0143531.743
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.941830.848
tactful (not indiscreet)61.887130.396
scruffy (not manicured)61.751726.5621
generalist (not specialist)61.621027.981
empirical (not theoretical)61.451330.2446
introvert (not extrovert)61.451928.5509
moist (not dry)61.450125.651
monastic (not hedonist)61.332128.273
sleepy (not frenzied)61.37225.754
opinionated (not jealous)61.3120824.735
French (not Russian)61.278530.042
enlightened (not lost)61.253429.141
trusting (not suspicious)61.155633.1519
studious (not goof-off)61.1111727.078
serious (not playful)61.095525.0534
no-nonsense (not dramatic)61.058129.3248
anxious (not calm)60.986328.2507
unpolished (not eloquent)60.948827.6429
artistic (not scientific)60.767725.3454
muddy (not washed)60.742025.533
leisurely (not hurried)60.542028.4595
unchallenging (not demanding)60.523330.865
slovenly (not stylish)60.443323.6489
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)60.174329.956
methodical (not astonishing)60.090129.8507
official (not backdoor)60.058230.0492
masculine (not feminine)59.8102722.2539
mainstream (not arcane)59.842730.0488
fortunate (not unlucky)59.554826.1520
😀 (not 😭)59.563030.994
high standards (not desperate)59.594427.659
social (not reclusive)59.181928.3173
emancipated (not enslaved)59.0115827.2469
conservative (not liberal)59.045427.387
builder (not explorer)58.765430.9589
pack rat (not minimalist)58.753631.9107
rugged (not refined)58.567728.1513
insider (not outsider)58.553429.7351
🐴 (not 🦄)58.587236.2102
interesting (not tiresome)58.4128227.3535
multicolored (not monochrome)58.269930.388
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)58.172929.482
passive (not assertive)57.935027.8472
🧕 (not 💃)57.939829.6144
metrosexual (not macho)57.999926.256
insecure (not confident)57.840226.7521
open-minded (not close-minded)57.7100127.8599
opinionated (not neutral)57.7161530.567
stuttering (not rhythmic)57.533023.659
chatty (not reserved)57.482629.7494
oppressed (not privileged)57.350824.943
subdued (not exuberant)57.255424.841
gamer (not non-gamer)57.152830.340
reasoned (not instinctual)56.961031.1469
efficient (not overprepared)56.7130231.865
still (not twitchy)56.555728.353
fresh (not stinky)56.4124026.8127
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.049828.664
indie (not pop)56.0114432.045
concise (not long-winded)56.079029.040
🤡 (not 👽)55.961125.987
sage (not whippersnapper)55.872026.143
pensive (not serene)55.8147029.751
physical (not intellectual)55.459230.9523
noob (not pro)55.436730.5103
circular (not linear)55.467229.241
high IQ (not low IQ)55.2156922.9430
idealist (not realist)55.279033.3100
👻 (not 🤖)55.187725.382
prideful (not envious)55.1152528.549
🧠 (not 💪)54.9130829.7105
flourishing (not traumatized)54.946531.265
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.885231.5530
🐷 (not 🐮)54.748530.4118
always down (not picky)54.758432.446
subjective (not objective)54.678731.2100
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.541828.2375
open (not guarded)54.339331.9475
awkward (not suspicious)54.258929.9516
chortling (not giggling)54.2118929.849
extraordinary (not mundane)54.0133432.5539
🐒 (not 🐩)53.979730.692
asexual (not sexual)53.652827.747
awkward (not charming)53.463428.0536
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.4134830.076
🥳 (not 🥴)53.371431.995
bold (not serious)53.2101829.6546
corporate (not freelance)53.275034.237
straight (not queer)53.0148730.6241
smooth (not rough)52.693727.8496
🐘 (not 🐀)52.690733.3138
comedic (not dramatic)52.655328.652
🥵 (not 🥶)52.6108624.833
naive (not paranoid)52.661030.440
reactive (not proactive)52.3104433.135
Roman (not Greek)52.297430.541
open to new experinces (not uncreative)52.1146429.3492
private (not gregarious)51.9123628.9495
bold (not shy)51.8168328.1496
🤐 (not 😜)51.8101431.285
princess (not queen)51.868736.444
🛌 (not 🧗)51.764330.7163
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.473628.7426
deep (not epic)51.493730.067
side character (not main character)51.4101932.337
decisive (not hesitant)51.2141129.4504
rigid (not flexible)51.0112129.6514
😎 (not 🧐)51.0107032.583
🤺 (not 🏌)51.0153232.1107
tautology (not oxymoron)51.060329.827
spelunker (not claustrophobic)50.2133425.048
skeptical (not spiritual)50.7145929.5468
genius (not dunce)50.3144023.4513
Pepsi (not Coke)50.686336.646
lenient (not strict)50.589828.9487
😏 (not 😬)50.5118730.174

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 (0.836)
  3. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (0.831)
  4. Anna Bates (0.821)
  5. Doc (0.821)
  6. Francis Mulcahy (0.815)
  7. Friar Tuck (0.809)
  8. Samwell Tarly (0.801)
  9. Alphonse Elric (0.794)
  10. Meg March (0.788)
  1. Ryan Howard (-0.712)
  2. Robert California (-0.693)
  3. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.673)
  4. Logan Delos (-0.647)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.647)
  6. Count Olaf (-0.637)
  7. George Bluth, Sr. (-0.634)
  8. George Wickham (-0.628)
  9. Commodus (-0.627)
  10. Lisa (-0.626)

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

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


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