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Sam Button Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Sam Button is a character from The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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
beautiful (not ugly)95.62710.685
feminist (not sexist)93.83010.372
attractive (not repulsive)91.36813.486
🎨 (not 🏀)91.16011.9209
egalitarian (not racist)89.613813.967
liberal (not conservative)87.45719.186
soulful (not soulless)86.820914.776
indie (not pop)86.84218.8138
interesting (not tiresome)86.110016.088
open to new experinces (not uncreative)85.720618.380
rock (not rap)85.310913.5128
🌟 (not 💩)85.125914.580
diligent (not lazy)84.862711.576
treasure (not trash)84.828316.989
loyal (not traitorous)84.754415.281
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.723916.881
loveable (not punchable)84.512119.079
badass (not weakass)84.443915.0211
accepting (not judgemental)84.28917.689
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)84.122616.874
open-minded (not close-minded)83.88616.785
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.531217.173
kind (not cruel)83.141317.072
bookish (not sporty)83.136017.090
artistic (not scientific)83.013816.6125
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.835315.581
creative (not conventional)82.516317.267
important (not irrelevant)82.353817.283
charming (not awkward)81.922517.390
perceptive (not unobservant)81.755919.285
disarming (not creepy)81.614713.986
high IQ (not low IQ)81.561319.776
literary (not mathematical)81.49319.575
opinionated (not neutral)81.456918.9233
fresh (not stinky)81.234917.574
extraordinary (not mundane)80.932821.897
English (not German)80.825722.087
competent (not incompetent)80.661317.881
persistent (not quitter)80.5102417.079
vintage (not trendy)80.531318.9187
expressive (not monotone)80.529518.9158
deep (not shallow)80.317518.780
independent (not codependent)80.133920.674
vegan (not cannibal)80.112018.374
atheist (not theist)80.115119.592
hipster (not basic)79.97021.280
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.918419.686
protagonist (not antagonist)79.941219.0129
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.631018.771
empath (not psychopath)79.234319.0174
🧠 (not 💪)79.147322.883
driven (not unambitious)79.084820.787
heroic (not villainous)78.861317.882
night owl (not morning lark)78.731420.875
devoted (not unfaithful)78.584219.3131
bold (not shy)78.487915.974
generous (not stingy)78.428718.1200
playful (not shy)78.449515.387
one-faced (not two-faced)78.042921.1203
confidential (not gossiping)77.950519.595
vibrant (not geriatric)77.937617.068
👽 (not 🤡)77.811216.577
forgiving (not vengeful)77.624420.396
warm (not cold)77.632817.079
musical (not off-key)77.612621.176
expressive (not stoic)77.632420.376
funny (not humorless)77.533718.973
motivated (not unmotivated)77.3108423.0152
French (not Russian)77.213317.978
💃 (not 🧕)77.142721.397
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.016425.266
believable (not poorly-written)76.756119.174
active (not slothful)76.680419.976
opinionated (not jealous)76.541720.2139
legit (not scrub)76.452214.979
bold (not serious)76.029220.1106
pro (not noob)75.970917.286
poetic (not factual)75.810821.971
spontaneous (not scheduled)75.634125.593
resourceful (not helpless)75.588522.789
go-getter (not slugabed)75.579217.270
quirky (not predictable)75.520722.7144
genius (not dunce)75.449621.388
explorer (not builder)75.425221.389
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.458719.677
human (not animalistic)75.364522.692
love-focused (not money-focused)75.366922.8111
interested (not bored)75.343222.4172
📈 (not 📉)75.119123.766
🤺 (not 🏌)75.056220.690
good-humored (not angry)74.939418.092
nurturing (not poisonous)74.949621.487
romantic (not dispassionate)74.951520.3105
reassuring (not fearmongering)74.930421.4120
trusting (not suspicious)74.917722.977
young (not old)74.862822.890
emancipated (not enslaved)74.837025.865
thin (not thick)74.725519.874
wooden (not plastic)74.634421.0156
outlaw (not sheriff)74.342121.675
😏 (not 😬)74.330321.290
spontaneous (not deliberate)74.223625.993
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)74.230822.575
involved (not remote)74.145820.574
unorthodox (not traditional)73.944522.579
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.954419.681
wise (not foolish)73.837719.7106
respectful (not rude)73.850220.590
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)73.752826.6125
curious (not apathetic)73.747823.068
cultured (not rustic)73.637524.5122
rebellious (not obedient)73.663023.191
tasteful (not lewd)73.441318.686
warm (not quarrelsome)73.426718.985
complimentary (not insulting)73.435319.875
freelance (not corporate)73.352322.989
fast (not slow)73.163618.083
abstract (not concrete)73.117623.1105
flirtatious (not prudish)73.043016.2117
🥰 (not 🙃)72.926525.568
mysterious (not unambiguous)72.831021.588
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.844721.781
altruistic (not selfish)72.745621.9116
emotional (not unemotional)72.769220.999
worldly (not innocent)72.670018.9111
brave (not careful)72.453323.482
introspective (not not introspective)72.340724.870
feminine (not masculine)72.247519.093
arcane (not mainstream)72.030926.966
family-first (not work-first)72.044323.3103
wild (not tame)72.061821.8110
multicolored (not monochrome)72.030426.675
stylish (not slovenly)71.959622.985
complicated (not simple)71.766127.382
political (not nonpolitical)71.739426.491
intellectual (not physical)71.567225.370
cat person (not dog person)71.432026.8153
democratic (not authoritarian)71.134029.193
varied (not repetitive)71.07321.466
non-gamer (not gamer)70.953226.9178
child free (not pronatalist)70.748123.476
intimate (not formal)70.730422.196
exuberant (not subdued)70.747024.172
sexual (not asexual)70.770924.3148
radical (not centrist)70.632822.6121
metaphorical (not literal)70.510924.789
sweet (not bitter)70.543720.880
attentive (not interrupting)70.538122.3204
angelic (not demonic)70.352020.779
imaginative (not practical)70.328126.572
humble (not arrogant)70.335820.180
compersive (not jealous)70.329723.783
existentialist (not nihilist)70.225025.472
not genocidal (not genocidal)70.290229.0106
direct (not roundabout)70.272722.688
tailor (not blacksmith)70.252424.365
nerd (not jock)70.166022.896
self-disciplined (not disorganized)70.192524.880
🧗 (not 🛌)69.766126.571
grateful (not entitled)69.640421.7194
lenient (not strict)69.436921.2115
street-smart (not sheltered)69.468826.274
eloquent (not unpolished)69.368722.595
urban (not rural)69.375723.580
chill (not offended)69.322522.266
🥳 (not 🥴)69.121525.875
contrarian (not yes-man)68.953023.5118
chic (not cheesy)68.934025.0141
mighty (not puny)68.881521.269
neurotypical (not autistic)68.880619.879
deviant (not average)68.862721.2127
fixable (not unfixable)68.844223.981
queen (not princess)68.868531.1116
punk rock (not preppy)68.742826.176
main character (not side character)68.761128.099
coordinated (not clumsy)68.687225.293
🥵 (not 🥶)68.638526.6168
master (not apprentice)68.681624.887
reasonable (not deranged)68.659324.889
demure (not vain)68.531322.868
valedictorian (not drop out)68.586527.9121
mature (not juvenile)68.362023.5110
lover (not fighter)68.344025.3171
equitable (not hypocritical)68.245723.077
fast-talking (not slow-talking)68.262621.2105
impulsive (not cautious)68.154924.470
assertive (not passive)68.192023.685
social (not reclusive)68.054623.1102
sunny (not gloomy)68.045822.674
zany (not regular)67.856822.771
extrovert (not introvert)67.762223.970
overachiever (not underachiever)67.7108224.6179
chosen one (not everyman)67.746123.9112
flexible (not rigid)67.628822.373
prideful (not envious)67.686623.6284
short (not tall)67.536620.1166
metrosexual (not macho)67.556822.369
wholesome (not salacious)67.463923.276
indulgent (not sober)67.356822.376
civilized (not barbaric)67.288325.478
👻 (not 🤖)67.140122.767
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.144525.2183
unpatriotic (not patriotic)67.011827.767
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.849025.870
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.644429.087
cool (not dorky)66.563625.792
deep (not epic)66.524227.3196
clean (not perverted)66.289224.9161
captain (not first-mate)66.166026.269
efficient (not overprepared)65.971323.077
patient (not impatient)65.733826.386
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.659826.486
bossy (not meek)65.4100321.384
alpha (not beta)65.488627.6102
sturdy (not flimsy)65.489925.180
manicured (not scruffy)65.393022.093
low self esteem (not narcissistic)65.331720.996
moist (not dry)65.335121.667
washed (not muddy)65.379626.3120
anarchist (not statist)65.145728.366
mischievous (not well behaved)65.081122.9134
loose (not tight)65.032024.965
jaded (not innocent)65.090821.4129
cynical (not gullible)64.980925.2127
healthy (not sickly)64.8103423.267
giving (not receiving)64.881727.1126
😊 (not 🤣)64.775626.993
individualist (not communal)64.669830.480
hedonist (not monastic)64.648425.057
🐩 (not 🐒)64.659826.387
profound (not ironic)64.635226.2175
leisurely (not hurried)64.531723.174
alert (not oblivious)64.593524.989
frenzied (not sleepy)64.5116920.277
confident (not insecure)64.496923.590
tactful (not indiscreet)64.373424.696
🐮 (not 🐷)64.344121.369
works hard (not plays hard)64.195925.970
freak (not normie)64.164922.7215
chatty (not reserved)64.067026.797
purple (not orange)63.942828.685
giggling (not chortling)63.927926.374
relaxed (not tense)63.719522.379
thrifty (not extravagant)63.755827.1186
chivalrous (not businesslike)63.753225.2187
honorable (not cunning)63.677926.998
spicy (not mild)63.686225.7116
glad (not mad)63.644422.578
studious (not goof-off)63.6104624.596
😜 (not 🤐)63.658225.287
stoic (not hypochondriac)63.668023.0100
sensible (not ludicrous)63.579622.884
astonishing (not methodical)63.437727.270
decorative (not utilitarian)63.432324.466
playful (not serious)63.347722.290
optimistic (not pessimistic)63.357229.183
🤠 (not 🤑)63.385525.367
exhibitionist (not bashful)62.978325.8185
demanding (not unchallenging)62.9124224.6203
workaholic (not slacker)62.4131320.680
outsider (not insider)62.360328.1101
frank (not sugarcoated)62.1120327.2123
dominant (not submissive)62.0104126.692
lustful (not chaste)62.073424.183
always down (not picky)61.732027.0132
decisive (not hesitant)61.6109026.087
precise (not vague)61.699527.086
privileged (not oppressed)61.5102822.876
🎃 (not 💀)61.553430.4172
suspicious (not awkward)61.496322.879
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.460828.269
cheery (not sorrowful)61.250725.784
weird (not normal)61.086222.878
🦒 (not 🐐)61.015028.876
Greek (not Roman)61.024627.270
ambitious (not realistic)61.087729.3196
prestigious (not disreputable)60.897322.675
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.846024.884
🥾 (not 👟)60.564333.294
guarded (not open)60.2124527.790
😇 (not 😈)60.278324.698
😎 (not 🧐)60.179631.975
refined (not rugged)60.087527.280
straightforward (not cryptic)60.0109227.488
🦄 (not 🐴)60.053630.0102
genuine (not sarcastic)59.977227.896
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)59.977729.886
calm (not anxious)59.849722.084
triggered (not trolling)59.8102626.390
factual (not exaggerating)59.672026.7185
extreme (not moderate)59.5102327.1113
resolute (not wavering)59.4116426.777
specialist (not generalist)59.387029.676
flower child (not goth)59.2100726.9124
traumatized (not flourishing)59.1105923.678
circular (not linear)59.050129.966
gatherer (not hunter)58.667927.369
good-cook (not bad-cook)58.663027.1140
doer (not thinker)58.6104030.1181
highbrow (not lowbrow)58.597926.460
joyful (not miserable)58.556823.586
neat (not messy)58.3104427.379
sage (not whippersnapper)58.261526.875
whimsical (not rational)58.061926.987
kinky (not vanilla)57.876925.9103
soft (not hard)57.869423.186
spiritual (not skeptical)57.735528.597
enlightened (not lost)57.764527.488
androgynous (not gendered)57.412027.682
socialist (not libertarian)57.329434.585
🐿 (not 🦇)57.392929.988
pointed (not random)57.3133127.4171
proactive (not reactive)57.348128.6117
minimalist (not pack rat)57.181624.970
dramatic (not comedic)57.1120926.2198
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.924329.778
high standards (not desperate)56.7104927.5244
pure (not debased)56.690126.4117
luddite (not technophile)56.673628.564
😀 (not 😭)56.673825.990
variable (not consistent)56.550731.169
never cries (not often crying)56.598023.0120
ranged (not melee)56.484623.154
cooperative (not competitive)56.260127.179
loud (not quiet)56.290321.896
soft (not hard)56.273824.578
fire (not water)56.1106932.3184
concise (not long-winded)56.079026.791
resistant (not resigned)55.9148230.575
bright (not depressed)55.981924.879
smooth (not rough)55.882926.877
secretive (not open-book)55.8115625.6104
bad boy (not white knight)55.866026.8134
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.794523.271
emotional (not logical)55.695326.0117
hoarder (not unprepared)55.6106627.075
transient (not permanent)55.557528.073
aloof (not obsessed)55.429922.979
theoretical (not empirical)55.441729.075
Coke (not Pepsi)55.472533.5198
moody (not stable)55.2120424.092
historical (not modern)55.173328.889
lighthearted (not intense)55.150528.372
still (not twitchy)55.160627.4224
on-time (not tardy)55.1122229.5206
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.669632.968
cocky (not timid)54.6136624.9143
ferocious (not pacifist)54.3111126.972
private (not gregarious)54.3117625.875
rich (not poor)54.2108919.777
idealist (not realist)54.282529.597
oxymoron (not tautology)54.2103726.484
touchy-feely (not distant)54.275725.9130
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)54.182326.675
crafty (not scholarly)54.0111030.178
industrial (not domestic)54.089828.182
hard-work (not natural-talent)53.9121032.2204
summer (not winter)53.891932.4137
transparent (not machiavellian)53.888428.5129
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.696126.876
feisty (not gracious)53.6131325.793
reliable (not experimental)53.6100930.867
armoured (not vulnerable)53.5116828.396
impartial (not biased)53.429226.494
scandalous (not proper)53.494126.577
Swedish (not Italian)53.382031.364
fortunate (not unlucky)53.180725.590
low-tech (not high-tech)53.191325.067
self-assured (not self-conscious)53.1133227.780
self-improving (not self-destructive)53.181431.075
common sense (not analysis)53.168329.1132
fantastical (not realistic)52.975730.3185
instinctual (not reasoned)52.7108729.180
earth (not air)52.7128833.5177
avant-garde (not classical)52.574228.986
🎩 (not 🧢)52.4100131.471
objective (not subjective)52.383329.766
chaotic (not orderly)52.289327.496
trusting (not charming)52.283832.373
presidential (not folksy)52.1105131.469
serene (not pensive)52.123726.8163
edgy (not politically correct)52.0109629.187
sad (not happy)52.0121820.890
blissful (not haunted)52.057028.9215
backdoor (not official)51.9105428.068
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.890829.178
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.887824.881
heathen (not devout)51.684428.673
🐘 (not 🐀)51.596528.571
lavish (not frugal)51.483926.975
queer (not straight)51.444429.991
sane (not crazy)51.496224.498
western (not eastern)51.4156031.177
pretentious (not unassuming)51.4112630.168
philosophical (not real)51.355929.783
accommodating (not stubborn)51.345430.4210
naive (not paranoid)51.265823.9132
💝 (not 💔)51.1105533.674
flamboyant (not modest)50.788926.7107
🤫 (not 🤔)50.771627.981
ADHD (not OCD)50.374531.2166

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alice Cullen (0.876)
  2. Céline (0.866)
  3. Ally Maine (0.84)
  4. Lady Sybil Crawley (0.834)
  5. Angela Montenegro (0.834)
  6. Ambrose Spellman (0.833)
  7. Kiara (0.826)
  8. Amanita Caplan (0.811)
  9. Nomi Marks (0.795)
  10. Jasmine (0.79)
  1. Sam Healy (-0.633)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (-0.605)
  3. Petunia Dursley (-0.577)
  4. Mr. William Collins (-0.569)
  5. Michael Groff (-0.556)
  6. Brad Bellick (-0.55)
  7. Arturo Roman (-0.54)
  8. Principal Vernon (-0.539)
  9. Topper (-0.528)
  10. Linda Montag (-0.517)

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

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


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