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Sam Healy Personality Statistics

Sam Healy is a character from Orange is the New Black. This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
miserable (not joyful)88.82313.9111
basic (not hipster)88.51214.5248
old (not young)87.44914.0244
gendered (not androgynous)86.815722.6211
geriatric (not vibrant)86.6214.332
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)86.43214.9212
conventional (not creative)86.03217.2223
mundane (not extraordinary)85.51016.9200
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.410417.1247
sad (not happy)85.03815.6259
repulsive (not attractive)84.92916.7248
dry (not moist)84.81622.624
depressed (not bright)84.31615.4238
🛌 (not 🧗)84.32916.6131
insecure (not confident)84.22617.5236
awkward (not charming)83.33818.6215
gloomy (not sunny)83.39320.234
privileged (not oppressed)83.223225.418
💩 (not 🌟)83.04823.890
historical (not modern)82.85117.7201
monochrome (not multicolored)82.84521.0193
sorrowful (not cheery)82.47216.4215
cringeworthy (not inspiring)82.46120.5220
slovenly (not stylish)82.33716.9223
low-tech (not high-tech)81.86317.3205
🤡 (not 👽)81.81324.576
🥴 (not 🥳)81.44120.3107
🤐 (not 😜)81.06722.981
subdued (not exuberant)81.0918.814
biased (not impartial)80.913523.0205
tiresome (not interesting)80.91220.7216
lost (not enlightened)80.66122.433
self-destructive (not self-improving)80.512718.119
uncreative (not open to new experinces)80.34723.2221
mild (not spicy)80.14422.7223
chortling (not giggling)80.17217.717
tense (not relaxed)79.931719.7216
dunce (not genius)79.94217.4233
😬 (not 😏)79.94226.9103
hypocritical (not equitable)79.89522.2229
stuttering (not rhythmic)79.82524.719
oblivious (not alert)79.56122.384
off-key (not musical)79.55317.720
repetitive (not varied)79.35318.9216
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.325719.0218
slow (not fast)79.32317.7216
uninspiring (not charismatic)79.31924.0258
thick (not thin)79.29820.2229
trash (not treasure)79.05625.3116
slothful (not active)78.92717.4224
mad (not glad)78.617123.986
ugly (not beautiful)78.63723.2166
straight (not queer)78.542327.1228
🙃 (not 🥰)78.511223.6152
noob (not pro)78.32923.888
serious (not playful)78.329519.9205
bookish (not sporty)78.333119.4213
🧐 (not 😎)78.28224.1102
serious (not bold)78.05420.5207
dorky (not cool)77.611821.7102
punchable (not loveable)77.613323.730
conservative (not liberal)77.49027.598
close-minded (not open-minded)77.311025.4214
sexist (not feminist)77.312526.5115
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)77.39823.282
ignorant (not knowledgeable)77.17019.031
offended (not chill)76.821428.820
beta (not alpha)76.813325.5236
humorless (not funny)76.49023.4233
introvert (not extrovert)76.310718.0213
cannibal (not vegan)76.119627.332
traditional (not unorthodox)75.813227.4200
provincial (not cosmopolitan)75.79422.9195
stinky (not fresh)75.78524.3134
secretive (not open-book)75.731722.927
modest (not flamboyant)75.621424.8257
sheltered (not street-smart)75.412021.1226
classical (not avant-garde)75.414123.5161
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)75.49530.430
guarded (not open)75.343924.1217
codependent (not independent)75.111526.9231
🐷 (not 🐮)75.06230.4163
triggered (not trolling)74.914128.319
creepy (not disarming)74.98226.5215
😭 (not 😀)74.98924.196
🏌 (not 🤺)74.82826.295
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.712823.7130
jealous (not compersive)74.619926.0191
moody (not stable)74.535724.0242
frugal (not lavish)74.417524.1207
concrete (not abstract)74.217527.880
🐴 (not 🦄)74.118032.689
practical (not imaginative)74.130725.3231
corporate (not freelance)74.018030.524
slow-talking (not fast-talking)73.97616.432
luddite (not technophile)73.711124.4179
💔 (not 💝)73.716226.8118
careful (not brave)73.57718.4203
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)73.512627.392
🤖 (not 👻)73.211929.784
vanilla (not kinky)73.018828.8266
preppy (not punk rock)72.936631.324
lewd (not tasteful)72.912424.2238
slugabed (not go-getter)72.92726.290
incompetent (not competent)72.66925.3214
puny (not mighty)72.57020.8215
obedient (not rebellious)72.515125.0214
reclusive (not social)72.019323.6143
unobservant (not perceptive)71.95229.325
nerd (not jock)71.643426.8223
pretentious (not unassuming)71.430929.978
scrub (not legit)71.46726.5128
poisonous (not nurturing)71.323825.8209
🥾 (not 👟)71.122229.978
pessimistic (not optimistic)71.123526.9212
unlucky (not fortunate)70.922224.1221
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)70.947323.474
self-conscious (not self-assured)70.79029.6243
judgemental (not accepting)70.632928.8211
work-first (not family-first)70.635026.4241
🧕 (not 💃)70.65827.3135
debased (not pure)70.528927.0227
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.525627.8210
unfixable (not fixable)70.516732.215
shallow (not deep)70.215625.5105
overprepared (not efficient)70.24124.417
racist (not egalitarian)70.18129.984
foolish (not wise)70.120323.3227
private (not gregarious)70.136424.1209
🐀 (not 🐘)70.016233.4155
🧢 (not 🎩)69.929229.487
sickly (not healthy)69.910223.0227
tame (not wild)69.818627.9221
bitter (not sweet)69.732425.3222
quiet (not loud)69.626125.0202
selfish (not altruistic)69.630726.6240
suspicious (not trusting)69.341128.8239
scientific (not artistic)69.336725.0207
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.323527.3241
authoritarian (not democratic)69.229530.4216
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.231725.786
methodical (not astonishing)69.235624.4210
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)69.131431.2201
outsider (not insider)69.125528.6256
helpless (not resourceful)69.14625.1180
salacious (not wholesome)69.028327.073
arrogant (not humble)68.745128.3217
angry (not good-humored)68.723524.6201
emotional (not logical)68.635727.3244
generalist (not specialist)68.54827.2183
rigid (not flexible)68.434528.5231
factual (not poetic)68.433525.022
masculine (not feminine)68.453725.5264
📉 (not 📈)68.16529.4108
shy (not playful)68.08520.7176
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)68.029226.582
anxious (not calm)67.940027.2251
skeptical (not spiritual)67.561428.2208
unambitious (not driven)67.53526.6221
disreputable (not prestigious)67.318926.9190
tight (not loose)67.255528.717
villainous (not heroic)66.918824.9245
clumsy (not coordinated)66.921725.4224
stoic (not expressive)66.924427.7210
lazy (not diligent)66.86926.6221
hesitant (not decisive)66.812226.6246
utilitarian (not decorative)66.846427.6173
rural (not urban)66.817331.1126
claustrophobic (not spelunker)66.811729.517
sheriff (not outlaw)66.436030.0240
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)66.323629.326
political (not nonpolitical)66.239930.1199
statist (not anarchist)66.130030.4118
demonic (not angelic)66.030423.8209
poor (not rich)66.027822.9214
😈 (not 😇)66.036428.091
quarrelsome (not warm)65.947427.1238
drop out (not valedictorian)65.827130.381
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.756131.1110
western (not eastern)65.637230.7129
literal (not metaphorical)65.540329.4184
passive (not assertive)65.514627.1205
insulting (not complimentary)65.534527.2197
reserved (not chatty)65.138027.5216
first-mate (not captain)65.143730.5159
cunning (not honorable)65.033727.2237
rough (not smooth)64.834128.3215
low IQ (not high IQ)64.810323.9202
focused on the present (not focused on the future)64.229027.7210
theist (not atheist)64.123730.3164
builder (not explorer)64.132825.1204
irrelevant (not important)64.16527.1156
crazy (not sane)64.042327.5103
unpolished (not eloquent)63.830727.7205
traitorous (not loyal)63.718528.2236
enslaved (not emancipated)63.612130.3192
quitter (not persistent)63.41628.690
subjective (not objective)63.222432.4184
vain (not demure)63.145428.5212
rude (not respectful)62.934329.7243
obsessed (not aloof)62.854329.5203
formal (not intimate)62.740729.0135
impatient (not patient)62.659929.4224
studious (not goof-off)62.671132.887
experimental (not reliable)62.636328.126
orderly (not chaotic)62.550329.4207
indulgent (not sober)62.547030.5235
weird (not normal)62.355729.8240
lowbrow (not highbrow)62.220329.1174
dispassionate (not romantic)62.119326.920
circular (not linear)62.128334.824
whippersnapper (not sage)62.036531.817
unprepared (not hoarder)61.922029.2214
morning lark (not night owl)61.627631.8189
🐒 (not 🐩)61.637835.684
poorly-written (not believable)61.61830.818
regular (not zany)61.425433.995
Russian (not French)61.424331.817
apathetic (not curious)61.313628.3194
macho (not metrosexual)61.332030.627
cold (not warm)61.042627.2227
🐐 (not 🦒)60.956134.8137
deranged (not reasonable)60.837027.998
wavering (not resolute)60.814531.995
submissive (not dominant)60.531230.0220
ludicrous (not sensible)60.538129.9212
short (not tall)60.537424.5231
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.539731.8212
lustful (not chaste)60.354729.4207
mainstream (not arcane)60.227933.7209
soft (not hard)59.941928.8200
English (not German)59.998134.332
vague (not precise)59.821829.8226
domestic (not industrial)59.836932.2163
🤠 (not 🤑)59.661832.686
cruel (not kind)59.526825.9195
vengeful (not forgiving)59.353532.3219
scholarly (not crafty)59.235927.3184
Roman (not Greek)59.037231.528
literary (not mathematical)58.962529.3188
trusting (not charming)58.935823.3216
traumatized (not flourishing)58.768330.624
indiscreet (not tactful)58.525728.891
vulnerable (not armoured)58.432032.0237
flimsy (not sturdy)58.425831.127
libertarian (not socialist)58.249633.0194
melee (not ranged)58.129734.518
gatherer (not hunter)58.048729.723
empirical (not theoretical)57.853230.4222
soft (not hard)57.846030.2248
not introspective (not introspective)57.824730.3136
soulless (not soulful)57.725228.1214
feisty (not gracious)57.682928.5171
intense (not lighthearted)57.680334.125
pack rat (not minimalist)57.440429.576
average (not deviant)57.232532.2214
strict (not lenient)57.163028.5215
rugged (not refined)57.148330.3193
neurotypical (not autistic)57.198629.8229
shy (not bold)57.013427.5221
instinctual (not reasoned)57.061329.5238
juvenile (not mature)57.049332.0204
awkward (not suspicious)56.934134.2203
sheeple (not conspiracist)56.822333.0181
roundabout (not direct)56.724131.4208
works hard (not plays hard)56.680329.8212
resigned (not resistant)56.511931.8215
competitive (not cooperative)56.176430.8225
blacksmith (not tailor)56.139031.318
backdoor (not official)55.660931.8199
neat (not messy)55.576429.9220
mischievous (not well behaved)55.471630.8214
scandalous (not proper)55.358432.2205
worldly (not innocent)55.286127.8203
disorganized (not self-disciplined)55.232731.2208
child free (not pronatalist)55.280131.5179
gossiping (not confidential)55.239932.6242
rational (not whimsical)55.073030.4255
folksy (not presidential)54.951130.423
🧠 (not 💪)54.885627.9120
apprentice (not master)54.637129.0224
remote (not involved)54.519230.0222
nihilist (not existentialist)54.533530.7133
cautious (not impulsive)54.258731.4244
extreme (not moderate)54.279731.4223
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)54.157234.2197
🐿 (not 🦇)53.867134.789
individualist (not communal)53.675133.8207
intellectual (not physical)53.579928.1219
meek (not bossy)53.434432.2222
cryptic (not straightforward)53.327331.3254
scruffy (not manicured)53.345131.3206
pacifist (not ferocious)53.144629.5210
barbaric (not civilized)53.137528.5237
politically correct (not edgy)53.049132.4193
philosophical (not real)52.931829.2195
transient (not permanent)52.647331.2188
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.657230.6130
variable (not consistent)52.543435.136
simple (not complicated)52.336433.2229
monastic (not hedonist)52.048132.455
sleepy (not frenzied)52.015032.130
purple (not orange)51.864533.9176
genuine (not sarcastic)51.865929.4217
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.659833.6249
idealist (not realist)51.660132.9206
workaholic (not slacker)51.6100731.3197
🤔 (not 🤫)51.382736.296
Swedish (not Italian)51.358337.318
animalistic (not human)51.236028.4209
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.060731.5161
😊 (not 🤣)50.881030.286
heathen (not devout)50.359229.0187
hurried (not leisurely)50.678429.7234
low self esteem (not narcissistic)50.449132.620

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Cornelius Fudge (0.811)
  2. Petunia Dursley (0.78)
  3. Mr. William Collins (0.77)
  4. Frank Burns (0.761)
  5. Dale Harding (0.754)
  1. Alice Cullen (-0.774)
  2. Abby Sciuto (-0.733)
  3. Jadzia Dax (-0.725)
  4. Lady Sybil Crawley (-0.724)
  5. Genie (-0.716)

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.

  1. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.63)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.61)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.56)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.55)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.53)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.53)
  7. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.5)
  8. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.47)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.46)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.45)
  11. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.41)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.37)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.36)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.35)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.34)
  16. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.34)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.33)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.32)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.29)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.22)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.21)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.1)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.06)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.06)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.02)


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