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Connell Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Connell is a character from Normal People.

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
confidential (not gossiping)87.911018.336
not genocidal (not genocidal)86.416216.534
modest (not flamboyant)84.95310.736
guarded (not open)84.427912.138
private (not gregarious)84.211214.052
quiet (not loud)83.88321.541
hesitant (not decisive)82.52819.043
shy (not playful)81.12616.138
civilized (not barbaric)80.141017.233
literary (not mathematical)80.112026.946
believable (not poorly-written)79.737821.734
secretive (not open-book)79.736121.739
sexual (not asexual)79.342121.937
forgiving (not vengeful)79.220518.144
thrifty (not extravagant)79.07320.230
pensive (not serene)78.911922.231
attentive (not interrupting)78.813122.933
beautiful (not ugly)78.482021.347
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.334926.640
reserved (not chatty)78.024726.454
deep (not epic)78.03220.343
poor (not rich)77.915815.034
shy (not bold)77.93321.647
democratic (not authoritarian)77.712222.034
moderate (not extreme)77.64614.936
depressed (not bright)77.612119.545
straight (not queer)77.654521.834
empath (not psychopath)77.641121.240
gendered (not androgynous)77.676221.641
earth (not air)77.416223.247
roundabout (not direct)77.22821.634
soulful (not soulless)77.267321.429
English (not German)77.248627.034
water (not fire)76.813721.438
thinker (not doer)76.68123.036
serious (not bold)76.112413.442
bashful (not exhibitionist)76.14320.335
tall (not short)76.032819.574
human (not animalistic)75.761820.642
classical (not avant-garde)75.618417.431
patient (not impatient)75.514621.940
sad (not happy)75.330315.338
masculine (not feminine)75.264124.540
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)75.218227.725
devoted (not unfaithful)75.1101217.130
egalitarian (not racist)75.1100024.627
introvert (not extrovert)74.920227.031
studious (not goof-off)74.968422.348
insecure (not confident)74.711516.843
complicated (not simple)74.753627.643
minimalist (not pack rat)74.714716.345
love-focused (not money-focused)74.769121.736
respectful (not rude)74.648019.366
attractive (not repulsive)74.581424.050
🤐 (not 😜)74.529027.335
🤠 (not 🤑)74.338116.538
😇 (not 😈)74.137619.742
frugal (not lavish)74.023419.541
humble (not arrogant)73.927321.535
🌟 (not 💩)73.982721.038
lover (not fighter)73.930222.641
angelic (not demonic)73.542319.844
disarming (not creepy)73.256322.435
chivalrous (not businesslike)73.222821.630
stoic (not expressive)73.022126.735
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)73.031423.435
passive (not assertive)73.09719.348
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.020822.529
regular (not zany)73.011218.145
heroic (not villainous)72.886718.542
self-conscious (not self-assured)72.811425.449
meek (not bossy)72.815420.143
treasure (not trash)72.898217.138
complimentary (not insulting)72.638521.928
important (not irrelevant)72.6103320.227
😊 (not 🤣)72.641627.334
artistic (not scientific)72.536221.638
protagonist (not antagonist)72.577824.637
tame (not wild)72.422222.339
introspective (not not introspective)72.340728.838
warm (not quarrelsome)72.329821.738
lost (not enlightened)72.227523.151
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.277225.428
tasteful (not lewd)72.147519.037
honorable (not cunning)72.047419.037
competent (not incompetent)72.0101121.346
haunted (not blissful)72.063623.230
subdued (not exuberant)71.912725.631
family-first (not work-first)71.845126.035
loveable (not punchable)71.652729.837
clean (not perverted)71.670120.845
soft (not hard)71.534720.240
diligent (not lazy)71.4130224.245
unassuming (not pretentious)71.415726.238
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)71.420219.131
main character (not side character)71.455527.733
scholarly (not crafty)71.323223.739
tense (not relaxed)71.288222.734
accepting (not judgemental)71.133922.938
valedictorian (not drop out)71.076926.237
low self esteem (not narcissistic)71.019424.137
anxious (not calm)70.949426.348
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.829422.939
reassuring (not fearmongering)70.846625.831
well behaved (not mischievous)70.733326.241
slow-talking (not fast-talking)70.614027.138
cautious (not impulsive)70.638425.038
kind (not cruel)70.592923.545
awkward (not suspicious)70.522523.947
profound (not ironic)70.519121.636
sorrowful (not cheery)70.452723.037
atheist (not theist)70.448628.531
wholesome (not salacious)70.354624.044
high IQ (not low IQ)70.2116326.830
scheduled (not spontaneous)70.161421.730
skeptical (not spiritual)70.176423.936
🐿 (not 🦇)70.148320.531
indie (not pop)70.054024.442
politically correct (not edgy)69.828223.342
triggered (not trolling)69.844320.828
soft (not hard)69.739623.538
perceptive (not unobservant)69.6112730.734
first-mate (not captain)69.550424.132
fixable (not unfixable)69.539223.334
🐐 (not 🦒)69.335821.722
pacifist (not ferocious)69.328125.328
genuine (not sarcastic)69.248926.039
distant (not touchy-feely)69.251922.144
efficient (not overprepared)69.249121.935
feminist (not sexist)69.187620.530
factual (not exaggerating)69.143825.343
👟 (not 🥾)69.036928.748
wooden (not plastic)69.063520.732
deep (not shallow)68.861526.346
loyal (not traitorous)68.7120126.647
utilitarian (not decorative)68.757522.728
grateful (not entitled)68.743325.853
🐴 (not 🦄)68.651028.937
reasonable (not deranged)68.659324.845
princess (not queen)68.423530.336
young (not old)68.385223.741
🥰 (not 🙃)68.340429.739
obedient (not rebellious)68.232322.647
white knight (not bad boy)68.266821.641
works hard (not plays hard)68.181927.947
😭 (not 😀)68.030723.237
unchallenging (not demanding)68.012221.540
socialist (not libertarian)67.94926.938
self-destructive (not self-improving)67.949024.133
legit (not scrub)67.697922.137
🧢 (not 🎩)67.451732.837
sweet (not bitter)67.355022.538
gracious (not feisty)67.316221.429
realistic (not fantastical)67.260626.140
sensible (not ludicrous)67.165222.640
dog person (not cat person)67.045128.634
monotone (not expressive)67.024424.234
provincial (not cosmopolitan)66.927726.438
theoretical (not empirical)66.86324.230
proper (not scandalous)66.854026.738
traumatized (not flourishing)66.775822.340
workaholic (not slacker)66.5119023.634
pointed (not random)66.5101822.632
sane (not crazy)66.446925.236
rural (not urban)66.426025.740
🥴 (not 🥳)66.445323.837
pure (not debased)66.358021.145
unprepared (not hoarder)66.319524.239
romantic (not dispassionate)66.388127.837
genius (not dunce)66.289625.540
liberal (not conservative)66.270027.542
emotional (not unemotional)66.295822.234
timid (not cocky)66.219926.250
interesting (not tiresome)66.192323.846
nurturing (not poisonous)66.078723.044
serious (not playful)65.982722.641
unpatriotic (not patriotic)65.912725.825
miserable (not joyful)65.968918.930
remote (not involved)65.79419.941
orderly (not chaotic)65.666423.737
vanilla (not kinky)65.449922.135
apprentice (not master)65.433324.352
inspiring (not cringeworthy)65.468921.643
driven (not unambitious)65.3149226.536
good-cook (not bad-cook)65.238128.524
cooperative (not competitive)65.137430.439
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.050121.741
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)64.938222.240
emotional (not logical)64.963327.932
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.920919.930
prestigious (not disreputable)64.780723.929
flower child (not goth)64.682025.643
predictable (not quirky)64.637824.541
sheeple (not conspiracist)63.912726.834
🤖 (not 👻)63.942427.332
chill (not offended)63.937223.348
reactive (not proactive)63.944125.629
Swedish (not Italian)63.841727.628
preppy (not punk rock)63.882323.435
vintage (not trendy)63.8101428.137
fresh (not stinky)63.7101720.638
good-humored (not angry)63.674323.240
generous (not stingy)63.684324.735
beta (not alpha)63.543723.255
existentialist (not nihilist)63.564123.529
vague (not precise)63.421730.648
healthy (not sickly)63.3109725.548
domestic (not industrial)63.341324.729
careful (not brave)63.229825.155
blacksmith (not tailor)63.242523.124
French (not Russian)62.869731.228
down2earth (not head@clouds)62.670531.941
traditional (not unorthodox)62.551326.150
claustrophobic (not spelunker)62.525629.930
practical (not imaginative)62.489626.833
gloomy (not sunny)62.376225.942
reliable (not experimental)62.373426.440
demure (not vain)62.253828.638
mature (not juvenile)62.280224.835
tight (not loose)62.196825.640
rock (not rap)62.1144623.236
stoic (not hypochondriac)62.175725.634
deliberate (not spontaneous)62.093324.644
giving (not receiving)61.692424.937
lenient (not strict)61.557825.335
🐮 (not 🐷)61.561629.533
funny (not humorless)61.483622.439
moody (not stable)61.2100224.138
cryptic (not straightforward)61.124126.842
dry (not moist)61.155328.127
oppressed (not privileged)60.842627.941
codependent (not independent)60.743329.641
basic (not hipster)60.680722.541
mild (not spicy)60.644221.939
monochrome (not multicolored)60.664427.738
👽 (not 🤡)60.668926.638
biased (not impartial)60.5108524.929
realistic (not ambitious)60.542126.646
paranoid (not naive)60.584325.842
mighty (not puny)60.4114324.528
reclusive (not social)60.459525.738
wavering (not resolute)60.421227.931
gatherer (not hunter)60.263926.835
rugged (not refined)60.164126.944
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.012228.826
self-disciplined (not disorganized)59.9121530.435
warm (not cold)59.984123.632
subjective (not objective)59.949728.732
poetic (not factual)59.951630.238
active (not slothful)59.8149927.440
arcane (not mainstream)59.779326.334
cultured (not rustic)59.793028.238
folksy (not presidential)59.662026.837
rational (not whimsical)59.589022.232
tactful (not indiscreet)59.598226.039
neurotypical (not autistic)59.4127623.631
sturdy (not flimsy)59.4113426.437
interested (not bored)59.4124822.751
low-tech (not high-tech)59.372228.031
realist (not idealist)59.273530.835
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)59.255135.935
slovenly (not stylish)58.946824.332
repetitive (not varied)58.980525.533
overachiever (not underachiever)58.9141031.043
analysis (not common sense)58.880333.229
neutral (not opinionated)58.710823.531
devout (not heathen)58.678326.030
charismatic (not uninspiring)58.6141426.032
slow (not fast)58.429227.845
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)58.443926.137
concise (not long-winded)58.466828.634
unlucky (not fortunate)58.277425.834
mysterious (not unambiguous)58.267827.544
intellectual (not physical)58.1110323.136
sheriff (not outlaw)58.079826.429
vegan (not cannibal)58.083629.729
one-faced (not two-faced)58.0113131.940
motivated (not unmotivated)57.9170527.046
lustful (not chaste)57.887923.733
🤺 (not 🏌)57.8128225.433
Roman (not Greek)57.859331.027
hard-work (not natural-talent)57.8106124.741
average (not deviant)57.649023.934
🧐 (not 😎)57.470228.447
normie (not freak)57.465728.737
orange (not purple)57.368931.334
night owl (not morning lark)57.3100328.333
🛌 (not 🧗)57.347928.335
outsider (not insider)57.281129.443
open-minded (not close-minded)57.2102126.838
sober (not indulgent)57.169328.342
non-gamer (not gamer)57.1104932.233
prideful (not envious)57.1144526.340
stuttering (not rhythmic)57.033826.144
tautology (not oxymoron)57.026825.620
reasoned (not instinctual)56.961030.131
altruistic (not selfish)56.899224.129
mundane (not extraordinary)56.838125.627
persistent (not quitter)56.8182825.833
🎃 (not 💀)56.871125.239
smooth (not rough)56.779225.543
unpolished (not eloquent)56.759224.945
🧠 (not 💪)56.7126135.239
sleepy (not frenzied)56.712423.337
on-time (not tardy)56.7119225.633
scruffy (not manicured)56.462128.431
cool (not dorky)56.495224.238
always down (not picky)56.450523.436
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)56.3127035.032
trusting (not suspicious)56.070926.745
cheesy (not chic)55.987423.034
twitchy (not still)55.7105224.843
centrist (not radical)55.661923.039
real (not philosophical)55.5118030.942
weakass (not badass)55.540424.839
chosen one (not everyman)55.595231.734
submissive (not dominant)55.455726.438
methodical (not astonishing)55.4105726.537
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.477526.338
builder (not explorer)55.276725.834
📈 (not 📉)55.2125630.943
metrosexual (not macho)55.0109322.644
🥵 (not 🥶)55.097332.428
Coke (not Pepsi)55.074831.135
awkward (not charming)54.959627.645
statist (not anarchist)54.988523.835
western (not eastern)54.9136729.230
specialist (not generalist)54.8112628.828
summer (not winter)54.889036.034
communal (not individualist)54.758323.635
coordinated (not clumsy)54.6125227.831
sage (not whippersnapper)54.677626.628
dramatic (not comedic)54.5128625.132
high standards (not desperate)54.5113524.646
historical (not modern)54.475427.143
normal (not weird)54.365228.839
transparent (not machiavellian)54.386026.627
metaphorical (not literal)54.249830.540
😬 (not 😏)54.266631.742
innocent (not jaded)54.252529.932
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.171931.433
glad (not mad)54.174224.731
🏀 (not 🎨)54.169031.737
thick (not thin)54.064023.331
yes-man (not contrarian)54.055127.531
creative (not conventional)53.997832.641
🐒 (not 🐩)53.880428.236
aloof (not obsessed)53.735123.750
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)53.7117029.831
enslaved (not emancipated)53.640827.329
resigned (not resistant)53.523626.442
consistent (not variable)53.5114727.936
hypocritical (not equitable)53.479127.331
🧕 (not 💃)53.356928.626
vulnerable (not armoured)53.263726.744
transient (not permanent)53.267429.734
abstract (not concrete)53.271726.533
opinionated (not jealous)53.2152925.938
oblivious (not alert)53.158629.328
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)53.072333.937
nonpolitical (not political)52.972829.539
rigid (not flexible)52.9103526.732
off-key (not musical)52.9103525.930
child free (not pronatalist)52.8128427.827
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)52.896229.340
innocent (not worldly)52.652724.546
sporty (not bookish)52.672827.233
freelance (not corporate)52.4112427.729
often crying (not never cries)52.477927.243
luddite (not technophile)52.396222.826
uncreative (not open to new experinces)52.245427.538
accommodating (not stubborn)52.243825.039
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.989228.832
slugabed (not go-getter)51.821527.331
formal (not intimate)51.892929.338
💝 (not 💔)51.8103131.228
intense (not lighthearted)51.8135229.938
melee (not ranged)51.867224.225
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)51.791124.732
🤔 (not 🤫)51.6121933.236
giggling (not chortling)51.562529.930
flirtatious (not prudish)51.5108827.435
charming (not trusting)51.4104730.733
compersive (not jealous)51.497420.635
backdoor (not official)51.4106827.734
circular (not linear)51.489629.743
curious (not apathetic)51.3152526.641
leisurely (not hurried)51.373333.225
vibrant (not geriatric)51.3142626.239
washed (not muddy)51.2125527.342
sheltered (not street-smart)51.171332.331
resourceful (not helpless)51.1167329.037
pro (not noob)51.1149925.426
sugarcoated (not frank)51.139026.339
jock (not nerd)50.184121.238
ADHD (not OCD)50.972724.538
cynical (not gullible)50.9128225.634
messy (not neat)50.873931.729
monastic (not hedonist)50.285821.028
foolish (not wise)50.581428.337
🐀 (not 🐘)50.598929.129

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Matt Saracen (0.8)
  2. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.778)
  3. Peeta Mellark (0.728)
  4. Joel Barish (0.721)
  5. Nick Carraway (0.709)
  6. Aimee Finecky (0.704)
  7. Jonathan Byers (0.704)
  8. Sam Baldwin (0.699)
  9. Brooks Hatlen (0.688)
  10. Becca Butcher (0.685)
  1. Zapp Brannigan (-0.602)
  2. Eric Cartman (-0.588)
  3. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.556)
  4. Joey Donner (-0.545)
  5. King George III (-0.542)
  6. Sean Parker (-0.54)
  7. Erlich Bachman (-0.54)
  8. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.537)
  9. Jenna Maroney (-0.536)
  10. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.534)

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

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


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