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Gandalf Descriptive Personality Statistics

Gandalf 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
high IQ (not low IQ)96.0288.2469
pro (not noob)95.0229.5102
master (not apprentice)94.81413.1266
important (not irrelevant)94.72311.7171
knowledgeable (not ignorant)94.22210.556
old (not young)93.9911.5531
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)93.8415.8142
badass (not weakass)93.86612.059
loyal (not traitorous)93.56912.2508
mighty (not puny)93.5710.9513
wise (not foolish)93.4910.8554
persistent (not quitter)93.411411.091
extraordinary (not mundane)93.02312.0599
competent (not incompetent)92.97312.3449
perceptive (not unobservant)92.75115.163
heroic (not villainous)92.35212.2533
tall (not short)91.91910.6530
genius (not dunce)91.54712.3587
🌟 (not 💩)91.54413.6113
resourceful (not helpless)91.48915.1106
charismatic (not uninspiring)91.05012.5463
inspiring (not cringeworthy)90.91312.183
deep (not shallow)90.6812.0129
alpha (not beta)90.010414.1468
motivated (not unmotivated)90.024713.241
enlightened (not lost)89.8310.354
mature (not juvenile)89.74317.8106
diligent (not lazy)89.628014.2505
opinionated (not jealous)89.51010.035
wooden (not plastic)89.4715.747
confident (not insecure)89.37214.5540
legit (not scrub)89.13717.5121
bold (not shy)89.029713.0491
intellectual (not physical)88.910311.9516
interesting (not tiresome)88.83514.0493
captain (not first-mate)88.412419.3622
queen (not princess)88.210020.539
treasure (not trash)88.112416.2121
independent (not codependent)87.98319.7558
worldly (not innocent)87.09618.5510
dominant (not submissive)86.923014.9539
complicated (not simple)86.89317.9485
mysterious (not unambiguous)86.83218.1647
coordinated (not clumsy)86.618816.9509
bookish (not sporty)86.622317.1497
emancipated (not enslaved)86.43917.6522
street-smart (not sheltered)86.415919.4489
arcane (not mainstream)86.32620.3488
prestigious (not disreputable)86.16318.1468
driven (not unambitious)85.938018.7465
vintage (not trendy)85.88919.137
soulful (not soulless)85.323618.0104
overachiever (not underachiever)85.323917.362
sage (not whippersnapper)85.21419.940
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.89216.644
freelance (not corporate)84.816118.745
altruistic (not selfish)84.79317.4497
nurturing (not poisonous)84.712816.3246
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.621917.7517
🎩 (not 🧢)84.614518.7103
confidential (not gossiping)84.619720.2621
egalitarian (not racist)84.538219.090
🧠 (not 💪)84.424018.4133
eloquent (not unpolished)84.315120.4439
introspective (not not introspective)84.33520.7158
resolute (not wavering)84.29219.889
clean (not perverted)84.019519.548
loveable (not punchable)83.912616.053
devoted (not unfaithful)83.844022.334
indie (not pop)83.67717.732
compersive (not jealous)83.52114.6486
studious (not goof-off)83.229219.795
sturdy (not flimsy)83.118920.335
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.039421.8495
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)82.923420.2421
high standards (not desperate)82.815019.166
assertive (not passive)82.731018.2473
🐘 (not 🐀)82.52522.2128
tasteful (not lewd)82.49519.0505
civilized (not barbaric)82.428218.5534
tactful (not indiscreet)82.46222.086
🎨 (not 🏀)82.328020.846
decisive (not hesitant)82.226019.8500
believable (not poorly-written)82.218418.957
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.115626.2480
historical (not modern)82.07722.1341
🦄 (not 🐴)82.011028.388
protagonist (not antagonist)82.025215.827
kind (not cruel)81.940116.8509
cool (not dorky)81.914220.068
alert (not oblivious)81.924923.881
asexual (not sexual)81.83825.836
stoic (not hypochondriac)81.76324.134
giving (not receiving)81.617017.848
go-getter (not slugabed)81.240119.777
bossy (not meek)81.042918.5507
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)80.914024.535
demanding (not unchallenging)80.844921.466
valedictorian (not drop out)80.637227.386
calm (not anxious)80.46720.4506
never cries (not often crying)80.420218.922
rock (not rap)80.125816.228
chaste (not lustful)79.93622.4488
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.927223.5541
angelic (not demonic)79.519919.4551
interested (not bored)79.419320.155
📈 (not 📉)79.46023.288
pure (not debased)79.315621.4520
workaholic (not slacker)79.262321.885
curious (not apathetic)79.122223.5473
secretive (not open-book)79.132124.249
white knight (not bad boy)79.024325.928
spelunker (not claustrophobic)78.96619.957
generous (not stingy)78.923721.152
vegan (not cannibal)78.613221.246
prideful (not envious)78.619916.956
reasonable (not deranged)78.522420.481
armoured (not vulnerable)78.425920.1473
empath (not psychopath)78.433520.864
wholesome (not salacious)78.224522.484
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)78.110823.143
🐮 (not 🐷)78.01221.2131
cautious (not impulsive)77.916520.3541
active (not slothful)77.962723.2466
self-improving (not self-destructive)77.88719.552
cryptic (not straightforward)77.73123.1469
profound (not ironic)77.74928.570
metaphorical (not literal)77.33721.7514
open-minded (not close-minded)77.319122.3569
chosen one (not everyman)77.314723.029
charming (not awkward)77.135221.3525
😇 (not 😈)77.023324.4106
playful (not shy)76.948817.9512
logical (not emotional)76.716419.8574
creative (not conventional)76.626223.8537
sensible (not ludicrous)76.427524.7524
human (not animalistic)76.450223.6446
philosophical (not real)76.34424.5369
👽 (not 🤡)76.012120.695
highbrow (not lowbrow)75.921824.7475
reassuring (not fearmongering)75.922725.134
🧗 (not 🛌)75.738526.7150
suspicious (not awkward)75.536619.1436
utilitarian (not decorative)75.522924.789
devout (not heathen)75.414324.4482
🤠 (not 🤑)75.327626.0100
guarded (not open)75.258122.9512
disarming (not creepy)75.240819.3225
masculine (not feminine)75.056519.0539
nerd (not jock)75.046223.7512
healthy (not sickly)74.953420.1556
💝 (not 💔)74.921825.9128
still (not twitchy)74.910327.753
pointed (not random)74.859528.938
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)74.650626.156
works hard (not plays hard)74.451824.1507
slow-talking (not fast-talking)74.38120.929
existentialist (not nihilist)74.37925.772
equitable (not hypocritical)74.219626.0123
frank (not sugarcoated)74.256324.736
privileged (not oppressed)74.154020.942
not genocidal (not genocidal)74.160628.035
attentive (not interrupting)73.924327.747
resistant (not resigned)73.840927.2505
winter (not summer)73.827129.529
respectful (not rude)73.745124.4524
theist (not atheist)73.711729.388
Swedish (not Italian)73.412122.543
fortunate (not unlucky)73.315522.4482
focused on the future (not focused on the present)73.211322.7569
😊 (not 🤣)73.232824.0107
beautiful (not ugly)73.188923.9108
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)73.130126.793
rural (not urban)73.012527.5144
reasoned (not instinctual)72.915027.2537
scruffy (not manicured)72.827726.4581
thick-skinned (not sensitive)72.625624.0462
zany (not regular)72.637428.276
opinionated (not neutral)72.692121.440
patient (not impatient)72.516526.9243
proactive (not reactive)72.44823.725
cooperative (not competitive)72.319328.7503
rebellious (not obedient)72.358626.0440
hoarder (not unprepared)72.223318.1466
forgiving (not vengeful)72.032924.1519
good-humored (not angry)71.643118.8474
weird (not normal)71.545424.1519
feminist (not sexist)71.568724.0121
optimistic (not pessimistic)71.132123.5523
good-cook (not bad-cook)71.118323.549
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.147023.2317
English (not German)70.881728.643
efficient (not overprepared)70.736328.050
love-focused (not money-focused)70.772025.727
😀 (not 😭)70.526724.077
private (not gregarious)70.251125.5511
paranoid (not naive)70.237020.544
minimalist (not pack rat)70.023629.180
attractive (not repulsive)69.686921.4500
child free (not pronatalist)69.346930.9390
chortling (not giggling)69.344725.446
contrarian (not yes-man)69.343828.534
explorer (not builder)69.237129.1578
liberal (not conservative)69.249928.2105
literary (not mathematical)69.040826.2474
genuine (not sarcastic)68.941226.8534
distant (not touchy-feely)68.945127.729
stoic (not expressive)68.526626.4527
hipster (not basic)68.518529.2438
warm (not cold)68.553722.7472
flourishing (not traumatized)68.512224.048
analysis (not common sense)68.439328.330
spiritual (not skeptical)68.415729.2515
metrosexual (not macho)68.148423.850
jaded (not innocent)68.069826.436
objective (not subjective)67.714728.485
👻 (not 🤖)67.732425.887
trolling (not triggered)67.614426.141
monastic (not hedonist)67.613026.985
ranged (not melee)67.618922.843
funny (not humorless)67.557222.5524
reserved (not chatty)67.445825.8492
fantastical (not realistic)67.436532.841
dramatic (not comedic)67.474327.052
🤺 (not 🏌)67.476531.489
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)67.224127.1111
🥾 (not 👟)67.136032.077
deviant (not average)67.160027.3357
bright (not depressed)67.038124.9437
scholarly (not crafty)67.030228.1628
factual (not exaggerating)67.043630.146
demure (not vain)66.932026.2498
unorthodox (not traditional)66.655929.289
gatherer (not hunter)66.642030.749
pensive (not serene)66.574930.744
grateful (not entitled)66.443127.246
spicy (not mild)66.468926.3529
strict (not lenient)66.355323.7513
varied (not repetitive)66.313728.0242
Greek (not Roman)66.37629.342
narcissistic (not low self esteem)66.356922.846
honorable (not cunning)66.258430.8535
rational (not whimsical)65.960127.8545
proper (not scandalous)65.849430.2479
frugal (not lavish)65.747027.8482
musical (not off-key)65.729326.149
warm (not quarrelsome)65.640524.8482
specialist (not generalist)65.649829.686
political (not nonpolitical)65.550831.6552
work-first (not family-first)65.353630.6564
haunted (not blissful)65.377631.339
purple (not orange)64.932729.0372
cynical (not gullible)64.972028.534
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.750035.098
machiavellian (not transparent)64.745428.735
chic (not cheesy)64.640626.337
chill (not offended)64.530925.357
quirky (not predictable)64.245227.834
sober (not indulgent)64.039229.0494
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.078331.692
serious (not playful)63.877023.0504
involved (not remote)63.791629.3492
reliable (not experimental)63.759932.449
poetic (not factual)63.636130.050
on-time (not tardy)63.687036.862
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.559730.1522
🐩 (not 🐒)63.555432.596
wild (not tame)63.377128.2523
complimentary (not insulting)63.261824.681
gendered (not androgynous)63.0133032.0211
OCD (not ADHD)62.977630.941
cocky (not timid)62.896927.237
humble (not arrogant)62.646328.1510
🤔 (not 🤫)62.654733.093
neurotypical (not autistic)62.5105329.0468
penny-pincher (not overspender)62.458727.7133
freak (not normie)62.462630.752
one-faced (not two-faced)62.389234.062
orderly (not chaotic)62.267130.0482
brave (not careful)62.279628.7543
sane (not crazy)62.151727.275
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.054430.2523
🧐 (not 😎)62.048936.9109
thinker (not doer)62.025532.466
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.953332.7102
🥰 (not 🙃)61.856834.1150
unemotional (not emotional)61.824825.431
sheriff (not outlaw)61.759629.7519
😏 (not 😬)61.664131.179
formal (not intimate)61.554428.5148
accepting (not judgemental)61.354029.1376
stable (not moody)61.129029.4457
fresh (not stinky)61.098530.4137
intense (not lighthearted)61.093727.761
exhibitionist (not bashful)60.978427.942
hard (not soft)60.771721.988
joyful (not miserable)60.745123.082
hard (not soft)60.573423.4536
fixable (not unfixable)60.574931.948
dry (not moist)60.450425.544
thin (not thick)60.376327.3374
glad (not mad)60.347823.884
socialist (not libertarian)60.114932.5426
classical (not avant-garde)60.169231.174
circular (not linear)60.040830.540
quiet (not loud)59.858026.1469
🤐 (not 😜)59.564530.198
🐐 (not 🦒)59.480535.8132
exuberant (not subdued)59.378128.548
Coke (not Pepsi)59.340038.548
stubborn (not accommodating)59.3111932.050
🥳 (not 🥴)59.043428.191
serious (not bold)58.952829.9517
leisurely (not hurried)58.942128.1546
🦇 (not 🐿)58.852429.799
punk rock (not preppy)58.854729.552
fighter (not lover)58.864232.752
outsider (not insider)58.765234.1358
extreme (not moderate)58.592129.1458
scientific (not artistic)58.472028.2469
mischievous (not well behaved)58.385430.5520
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.2107135.079
tight (not loose)57.998128.355
western (not eastern)57.5102330.5124
tense (not relaxed)57.4123627.3486
cultured (not rustic)57.491131.737
abstract (not concrete)57.250633.4102
picky (not always down)57.280230.831
suspicious (not trusting)57.180929.4538
night owl (not morning lark)56.891731.1323
consistent (not variable)56.887532.856
sweet (not bitter)56.774023.3513
luddite (not technophile)56.466533.0422
rich (not poor)56.392326.7478
cat person (not dog person)56.267537.024
ferocious (not pacifist)56.194026.4470
monochrome (not multicolored)55.969436.277
frenzied (not sleepy)55.9140426.649
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.4101132.351
extravagant (not thrifty)55.370833.642
romantic (not dispassionate)54.9115827.958
communal (not individualist)54.650332.491
edgy (not politically correct)54.589530.5446
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)54.480232.0389
gracious (not feisty)54.439528.5460
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.471128.642
reclusive (not social)54.365527.9139
happy (not sad)53.954922.1510
low-tech (not high-tech)53.880034.3484
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.772133.0230
sorrowful (not cheery)53.598023.3532
refined (not rugged)53.593729.3519
kinky (not vanilla)53.580130.6482
🥶 (not 🥵)53.560931.733
air (not earth)53.542434.457
modest (not flamboyant)53.489131.5517
domestic (not industrial)53.472230.377
radical (not centrist)53.485728.128
transient (not permanent)53.358635.9215
gamer (not non-gamer)53.155432.750
fast (not slow)53.0122129.2497
impartial (not biased)52.926930.5489
flexible (not rigid)52.966928.3497
smooth (not rough)52.881527.7517
imaginative (not practical)52.857530.7481
official (not backdoor)52.871232.8548
flower child (not goth)52.8106331.240
gloomy (not sunny)52.792825.854
tautology (not oxymoron)52.742930.721
neat (not messy)52.6104229.8456
unassuming (not pretentious)52.366130.698
ambitious (not realistic)52.3106534.056
expressive (not monotone)52.3105927.335
stylish (not slovenly)52.2110730.0496
vibrant (not geriatric)52.0123329.260
🎃 (not 💀)52.079232.644
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.972927.3350
vague (not precise)51.946532.3411
epic (not deep)51.983337.548
astonishing (not methodical)51.863234.4525
queer (not straight)51.834130.1229
folksy (not presidential)51.876035.739
direct (not roundabout)51.7124134.3521
realist (not idealist)51.688332.0103
fire (not water)51.6106535.046
long-winded (not concise)51.676736.126
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.584131.939
statist (not anarchist)51.489631.3144
authoritarian (not democratic)51.375232.5466
trusting (not charming)51.376032.4489
💃 (not 🧕)51.3115732.5149
extrovert (not introvert)51.2100130.7495
scheduled (not spontaneous)51.197734.3516
empirical (not theoretical)51.1106131.1488
Russian (not French)51.158831.142
cosmopolitan (not provincial)51.092435.6469
obsessed (not aloof)50.2132729.2525
washed (not muddy)50.2113329.941
blacksmith (not tailor)50.464931.235
flirtatious (not prudish)50.599931.740

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Albus Dumbledore (0.918)
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.863)
  3. Morpheus (0.837)
  4. Dale Cooper (0.821)
  5. Minerva McGonagall (0.819)
  6. The Oracle (0.809)
  7. Jean-Luc Picard (0.799)
  8. Lester Freamon (0.794)
  9. Dr. Strange (0.793)
  10. Derrial Book (0.784)
  1. The Deep (-0.633)
  2. James Taggart (-0.626)
  3. A.J. Soprano (-0.579)
  4. Arturo Roman (-0.568)
  5. George Costanza (-0.528)
  6. Joey Donner (-0.528)
  7. Dennis Nedry (-0.524)
  8. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.513)
  9. Topper (-0.501)
  10. Nick Dunne (-0.499)

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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