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Winston Smith Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Winston Smith is a character from Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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
sad (not happy)93.158.513
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)91.439.711
haunted (not blissful)89.45318.122
miserable (not joyful)89.13012.014
love-focused (not money-focused)88.914010.220
modest (not flamboyant)87.42417.123
indie (not pop)87.43210.214
winter (not summer)87.24211.49
tense (not relaxed)86.717410.815
main character (not side character)86.726122.0333
guarded (not open)86.619215.716
atheist (not theist)86.5338.311
gloomy (not sunny)86.57413.424
protagonist (not antagonist)85.816622.211
traumatized (not flourishing)85.29411.610
thrifty (not extravagant)84.91313.512
thinker (not doer)84.9126.48
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)84.827324.613
oppressed (not privileged)84.63916.920
sorrowful (not cheery)84.67713.217
bookish (not sporty)84.432112.315
quiet (not loud)84.37711.514
reserved (not chatty)84.212816.325
😭 (not 😀)84.11913.412
private (not gregarious)83.81218.612
egalitarian (not racist)83.152911.77
weird (not normal)83.01829.78
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.519417.88
unorthodox (not traditional)82.421219.317
self-conscious (not self-assured)82.43516.214
confidential (not gossiping)82.132818.710
serious (not playful)81.928311.811
introvert (not extrovert)81.99619.615
depressed (not bright)81.46613.09
🥾 (not 👟)81.114229.013
🤐 (not 😜)80.811925.221
unlucky (not fortunate)80.58220.214
😬 (not 😏)80.45315.945
🧠 (not 💪)80.242120.89
analysis (not common sense)80.014311.39
reclusive (not social)79.814419.113
pensive (not serene)79.89721.19
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.621411.89
subdued (not exuberant)79.12817.415
slow-talking (not fast-talking)78.9487.215
scruffy (not manicured)78.820021.313
secretive (not open-book)78.340423.323
rebellious (not obedient)78.347113.47
curious (not apathetic)78.129918.515
🤖 (not 👻)78.18219.97
shy (not playful)78.14716.745
obsessed (not aloof)77.925116.413
🐴 (not 🦄)77.721727.219
🧐 (not 😎)77.414018.242
🧢 (not 🎩)77.423128.013
stinky (not fresh)77.29314.69
off-key (not musical)77.111213.317
💀 (not 🎃)77.021317.913
introspective (not not introspective)76.923630.814
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.540917.734
nerd (not jock)75.949616.414
democratic (not authoritarian)75.517918.017
🥶 (not 🥵)75.39419.314
masculine (not feminine)75.264120.114
helpless (not resourceful)75.03522.59
triggered (not trolling)75.017524.66
rock (not rap)75.062818.910
awkward (not charming)74.815816.120
English (not German)74.766827.89
intellectual (not physical)74.756223.718
outsider (not insider)74.319827.020
angry (not good-humored)74.221319.421
sickly (not healthy)74.110319.817
puny (not mighty)74.08821.316
humorless (not funny)74.016818.948
outlaw (not sheriff)73.943020.413
anxious (not calm)73.838423.018
old (not young)73.729915.611
civilized (not barbaric)73.568422.713
child free (not pronatalist)73.436931.137
human (not animalistic)73.473024.421
western (not eastern)73.421921.716
diligent (not lazy)73.2122717.710
princess (not queen)73.113524.88
frugal (not lavish)73.026821.313
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.921116.310
believable (not poorly-written)72.886321.626
skeptical (not spiritual)72.864823.520
desperate (not high standards)72.618029.216
🐒 (not 🐩)72.521413.510
respectful (not rude)72.355317.77
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)72.239922.644
anarchist (not statist)72.229025.811
two-faced (not one-faced)72.127329.39
deep (not shallow)72.049225.315
geriatric (not vibrant)72.07822.211
dramatic (not comedic)72.066221.914
literary (not mathematical)71.736227.515
rugged (not refined)71.636822.911
meek (not bossy)71.616921.815
high IQ (not low IQ)71.5109716.415
🤠 (not 🤑)71.550013.78
tight (not loose)71.559618.017
on-time (not tardy)71.574316.414
💔 (not 💝)71.426931.816
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.357620.823
twitchy (not still)70.849228.120
regular (not zany)70.715625.610
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)70.721226.039
paranoid (not naive)70.741322.214
lustful (not chaste)70.745626.822
🥴 (not 🥳)70.728729.319
enslaved (not emancipated)70.68529.113
straight (not queer)70.687930.97
works hard (not plays hard)70.573324.818
intense (not lighthearted)70.575826.217
kind (not cruel)70.493322.917
basic (not hipster)70.444825.58
studious (not goof-off)70.484514.57
slovenly (not stylish)70.221027.210
trusting (not charming)69.915520.214
hurried (not leisurely)69.933918.542
noob (not pro)69.911328.010
lover (not fighter)69.939627.616
gatherer (not hunter)69.839119.918
rough (not smooth)69.736230.815
contrarian (not yes-man)69.749322.816
bitter (not sweet)69.744123.311
individualist (not communal)69.754421.313
perceptive (not unobservant)69.7112027.516
minimalist (not pack rat)69.628425.743
factual (not exaggerating)69.443024.013
monotone (not expressive)69.419427.48
opinionated (not neutral)69.3120234.514
frenzied (not sleepy)69.290020.19
not genocidal (not genocidal)69.294229.016
mad (not glad)69.153023.210
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.112826.711
radical (not centrist)69.036816.410
passive (not assertive)68.915630.713
scandalous (not proper)68.654023.719
dorky (not cool)68.637824.114
poor (not rich)68.535926.317
biased (not impartial)68.566322.610
stuttering (not rhythmic)68.513828.417
non-gamer (not gamer)68.462732.310
open-minded (not close-minded)68.256927.217
🎨 (not 🏀)68.279328.912
mundane (not extraordinary)68.114424.016
🐀 (not 🐘)68.029828.710
complicated (not simple)67.979421.79
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.846531.417
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.744120.411
bad-cook (not good-cook)67.737926.418
motivated (not unmotivated)67.7146024.314
head@clouds (not down2earth)67.542625.613
beta (not alpha)67.536023.911
traitorous (not loyal)67.421730.49
fixable (not unfixable)67.451223.210
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.163420.513
historical (not modern)67.144624.516
transient (not permanent)67.018525.115
deep (not epic)66.922625.112
wooden (not plastic)66.974724.916
genuine (not sarcastic)66.855724.753
first-mate (not captain)66.858826.912
shy (not bold)66.712420.115
explorer (not builder)66.752028.310
weakass (not badass)66.718726.820
deliberate (not spontaneous)66.480325.99
🧕 (not 💃)66.319027.510
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.366023.816
suspicious (not awkward)66.179315.17
hesitant (not decisive)65.919622.317
frank (not sugarcoated)65.7105823.09
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.647622.016
resistant (not resigned)65.696027.754
romantic (not dispassionate)65.691021.69
Pepsi (not Coke)65.511427.819
lenient (not strict)65.446823.114
mature (not juvenile)65.471129.47
tactful (not indiscreet)65.269830.612
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')65.05620.77
alert (not oblivious)65.091624.521
edgy (not politically correct)64.868427.616
tame (not wild)64.740130.315
demonic (not angelic)64.647120.87
nihilist (not existentialist)64.514522.612
persistent (not quitter)64.5169630.011
🤔 (not 🤫)64.353030.938
extreme (not moderate)64.286723.79
gendered (not androgynous)64.2145027.618
😊 (not 🤣)64.278014.99
heroic (not villainous)64.1115420.016
idealist (not realist)64.150825.814
active (not slothful)63.9137424.611
self-disciplined (not disorganized)63.7112121.17
suspicious (not trusting)63.473634.414
prudish (not flirtatious)63.145227.711
bashful (not exhibitionist)62.925728.815
😇 (not 😈)62.870530.312
distant (not touchy-feely)62.871227.012
political (not nonpolitical)62.768627.714
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.7113320.512
cat person (not dog person)62.758423.118
focused on the future (not focused on the present)62.339532.58
sexual (not asexual)62.3100330.713
orderly (not chaotic)62.276525.813
self-destructive (not self-improving)62.266827.018
sane (not crazy)62.159920.313
emotional (not unemotional)62.1110131.515
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.041024.211
flimsy (not sturdy)61.931029.418
clumsy (not coordinated)61.841623.69
linear (not circular)61.843924.717
low self esteem (not narcissistic)61.841439.010
vintage (not trendy)61.7109629.411
genius (not dunce)61.5107818.713
insecure (not confident)61.532724.513
competent (not incompetent)61.5137626.842
go-getter (not slugabed)61.5147421.811
white knight (not bad boy)61.588117.416
utilitarian (not decorative)61.488925.813
underachiever (not overachiever)61.419924.113
precise (not vague)61.3101022.710
offended (not chill)61.377721.417
🐿 (not 🦇)61.180728.712
heathen (not devout)61.050021.011
🐮 (not 🐷)61.064829.811
interested (not bored)61.0117727.845
envious (not prideful)61.012332.011
sage (not whippersnapper)60.951027.012
humble (not arrogant)60.859125.016
metrosexual (not macho)60.886924.439
avant-garde (not classical)60.648130.48
creepy (not disarming)60.232921.017
slow (not fast)60.125222.919
interesting (not tiresome)60.1120731.617
low-tech (not high-tech)60.070027.510
deviant (not average)60.094431.912
stubborn (not accommodating)60.0124928.710
cooperative (not competitive)59.950724.014
serious (not bold)59.956525.115
predictable (not quirky)59.855628.215
never cries (not often crying)59.886829.710
unpatriotic (not patriotic)59.623625.616
🙃 (not 🥰)59.660731.413
📈 (not 📉)59.6104033.710
tall (not short)59.589422.476
sensitive (not thick-skinned)59.461729.318
backdoor (not official)59.479229.48
thin (not thick)59.391727.315
attentive (not interrupting)59.276624.518
compersive (not jealous)59.168923.87
submissive (not dominant)59.047833.110
philosophical (not real)59.030637.09
oxymoron (not tautology)59.063134.811
libertarian (not socialist)58.961425.315
industrial (not domestic)58.868026.810
normie (not freak)58.860825.110
vengeful (not forgiving)58.777828.615
resolute (not wavering)58.7119827.27
legit (not scrub)58.7133424.112
corporate (not freelance)58.757836.012
realistic (not fantastical)58.691531.220
ambitious (not realistic)58.696731.116
methodical (not astonishing)58.595329.415
neat (not messy)58.5103626.710
sexist (not feminist)58.445419.912
OCD (not ADHD)58.4101925.617
concise (not long-winded)58.367528.110
orange (not purple)58.264827.127
arcane (not mainstream)58.284933.712
judgemental (not accepting)58.180028.416
🤺 (not 🏌)58.1127327.524
muddy (not washed)58.148727.116
rational (not whimsical)58.094732.711
ugly (not beautiful)57.925621.611
unchallenging (not demanding)57.928026.312
everyman (not chosen one)57.961829.621
fearmongering (not reassuring)57.958429.417
stoic (not expressive)57.860630.415
concrete (not abstract)57.794034.511
indulgent (not sober)57.685128.914
Roman (not Greek)57.660625.418
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.585425.011
apprentice (not master)57.551026.315
pointed (not random)57.5132328.614
selfish (not altruistic)57.468625.113
pacifist (not ferocious)57.357828.015
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.3104128.936
treasure (not trash)57.3147426.614
variable (not consistent)57.348728.613
receiving (not giving)57.359725.58
soulful (not soulless)57.1138733.319
reasonable (not deranged)57.197824.316
quarrelsome (not warm)57.089415.211
profound (not ironic)56.969130.622
conventional (not creative)56.868728.617
chortling (not giggling)56.8107129.210
lost (not enlightened)56.785129.012
worldly (not innocent)56.6124527.715
cryptic (not straightforward)56.633825.214
debased (not pure)56.674827.49
imaginative (not practical)56.656627.813
sensible (not ludicrous)56.5102424.713
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.473430.115
rustic (not cultured)56.454326.716
honorable (not cunning)56.3102830.314
cautious (not impulsive)56.382131.012
vanilla (not kinky)56.379929.217
sheltered (not street-smart)56.358737.417
jaded (not innocent)56.3118625.114
🐐 (not 🦒)56.2114328.117
cold (not warm)56.174523.620
uninspiring (not charismatic)56.125328.516
important (not irrelevant)56.1157336.114
unassuming (not pretentious)56.161024.814
intimate (not formal)56.183926.714
folksy (not presidential)56.173827.912
hard (not soft)55.995828.715
nurturing (not poisonous)55.8109416.814
melee (not ranged)55.848824.56
entitled (not grateful)55.882724.717
rigid (not flexible)55.792023.29
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.792328.922
luddite (not technophile)55.679428.536
urban (not rural)55.6127233.814
repulsive (not attractive)55.536828.313
hypocritical (not equitable)55.470931.312
salacious (not wholesome)55.470227.610
👽 (not 🤡)55.492230.014
efficient (not overprepared)55.4137534.07
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.172830.311
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)55.1107728.67
repetitive (not varied)54.8104128.338
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)54.777425.712
flower child (not goth)54.7115419.614
brave (not careful)54.5119227.314
night owl (not morning lark)54.5110633.114
cynical (not gullible)54.5117629.111
always down (not picky)54.559427.745
generous (not stingy)54.3116921.69
valedictorian (not drop out)54.0123127.940
roundabout (not direct)53.841827.412
specialist (not generalist)53.8117325.413
unpolished (not eloquent)53.767632.812
water (not fire)53.767626.715
empirical (not theoretical)53.6103827.514
neurotypical (not autistic)53.6152432.415
liberal (not conservative)53.6119927.110
hedonist (not monastic)53.698028.213
Swedish (not Italian)53.680925.58
cheesy (not chic)53.695722.68
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)53.5130830.017
stoic (not hypochondriac)53.5113231.216
crafty (not scholarly)53.3112932.27
moody (not stable)53.1126434.217
artistic (not scientific)53.090723.820
foolish (not wise)53.074430.617
knowledgeable (not ignorant)53.0141827.322
codependent (not independent)52.862733.318
monochrome (not multicolored)52.893432.711
workaholic (not slacker)52.8149424.89
demure (not vain)52.688627.914
clean (not perverted)52.6128828.823
businesslike (not chivalrous)52.693720.27
timid (not cocky)52.645130.710
🛌 (not 🧗)52.561734.213
empath (not psychopath)52.5122029.412
work-first (not family-first)52.493130.213
unprepared (not hoarder)52.464820.814
soft (not hard)52.385528.118
machiavellian (not transparent)52.390024.310
unambitious (not driven)52.115736.310
tailor (not blacksmith)52.1120929.18
tasteful (not lewd)52.0131627.439
remote (not involved)52.036625.314
dry (not moist)52.094230.018
mischievous (not well behaved)51.8112630.418
disreputable (not prestigious)51.866226.99
experimental (not reliable)51.884827.213
instinctual (not reasoned)51.7112431.112
🌟 (not 💩)51.7151130.438
insulting (not complimentary)51.684925.013
proactive (not reactive)51.580523.113
earth (not air)51.4134030.710
vulnerable (not armoured)51.371326.618
patient (not impatient)51.371428.830
feisty (not gracious)51.2138930.012
punchable (not loveable)51.266632.017
logical (not emotional)51.185927.214
metaphorical (not literal)51.160332.516
unfaithful (not devoted)51.030729.713
factual (not poetic)50.1118725.414
opinionated (not jealous)50.9159928.214
Russian (not French)50.868731.128
mild (not spicy)50.771528.715
preppy (not punk rock)50.6117324.49
subjective (not objective)50.5103731.941
cannibal (not vegan)50.592926.927

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Guy Montag (0.656)
  2. Jonathan Byers (0.652)
  3. Will Graham (0.647)
  4. The Narrator (0.644)
  5. Elliot Alderson (0.63)
  6. Jonas Kahnwald (0.629)
  7. Dan Humphrey (0.622)
  8. Joel Barish (0.616)
  9. Vanya Hargreeves (0.614)
  10. Bella Swan (0.609)
  1. June George (-0.403)
  2. Captain Hammer (-0.399)
  3. C.J. Parker (-0.379)
  4. Donna Meagle (-0.371)
  5. Christopher Turk (-0.368)
  6. Amy Wong (-0.366)
  7. Joey Tribbiani (-0.364)
  8. Ty Lee (-0.357)
  9. Emmett Cullen (-0.354)
  10. Haley Dunphy (-0.353)

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

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


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