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Sam Button Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
beautiful (not ugly)96.5136.477
feminist (not sexist)93.52610.568
attractive (not repulsive)91.94312.577
🎨 (not 🏀)91.44111.3196
egalitarian (not racist)89.99412.360
soulful (not soulless)87.016914.470
liberal (not conservative)86.65619.778
loveable (not punchable)86.47615.075
indie (not pop)86.43819.2129
interesting (not tiresome)85.79616.481
treasure (not trash)85.719515.782
diligent (not lazy)85.550412.066
open to new experinces (not uncreative)85.417319.070
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)85.316615.560
rock (not rap)85.011413.5119
badass (not weakass)84.836414.8203
accepting (not judgemental)84.76417.683
🌟 (not 💩)84.323014.773
loyal (not traitorous)84.247015.376
kind (not cruel)84.231215.365
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.124116.976
open-minded (not close-minded)83.67117.081
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)83.427317.368
artistic (not scientific)83.010716.8122
high IQ (not low IQ)82.449819.268
disarming (not creepy)82.211513.980
knowledgeable (not ignorant)82.233315.775
bookish (not sporty)81.933817.377
vegan (not cannibal)81.96614.964
extraordinary (not mundane)81.824920.190
charming (not awkward)81.720617.084
independent (not codependent)81.723020.666
creative (not conventional)81.615518.255
fresh (not stinky)81.527817.667
opinionated (not neutral)81.250219.1225
perceptive (not unobservant)81.151119.879
literary (not mathematical)81.17720.068
important (not irrelevant)80.751017.672
deep (not shallow)80.613918.870
expressive (not monotone)80.624318.2146
vintage (not trendy)80.526319.0184
atheist (not theist)80.412818.784
persistent (not quitter)80.487717.073
heroic (not villainous)80.145916.973
hipster (not basic)80.15320.373
competent (not incompetent)80.154518.072
🧠 (not 💪)79.936921.175
driven (not unambitious)79.869319.382
English (not German)79.726423.073
protagonist (not antagonist)79.735218.8124
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.615720.179
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.625317.465
empath (not psychopath)79.029819.2168
devoted (not unfaithful)78.968619.4123
playful (not shy)78.641915.180
warm (not cold)78.623516.269
bold (not shy)78.675316.463
generous (not stingy)78.524417.9193
funny (not humorless)78.227618.268
musical (not off-key)78.19520.771
one-faced (not two-faced)78.135320.9200
night owl (not morning lark)77.928221.469
poetic (not factual)77.86619.359
confidential (not gossiping)77.742619.989
motivated (not unmotivated)77.787822.6147
active (not slothful)77.661919.871
expressive (not stoic)77.427921.269
👽 (not 🤡)77.49816.973
pro (not noob)77.356116.380
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.212025.262
believable (not poorly-written)77.146020.165
forgiving (not vengeful)76.920520.690
vibrant (not geriatric)76.835017.162
bold (not serious)76.723219.796
💃 (not 🧕)76.736720.182
trusting (not suspicious)76.613022.070
legit (not scrub)76.544614.365
French (not Russian)76.412317.460
opinionated (not jealous)76.037220.2134
good-humored (not angry)75.631117.979
outlaw (not sheriff)75.533520.468
nurturing (not poisonous)75.440720.777
romantic (not dispassionate)75.442119.497
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)75.451519.875
interested (not bored)75.335522.3167
go-getter (not slugabed)75.268817.466
genius (not dunce)75.143421.386
young (not old)75.049423.183
spontaneous (not scheduled)74.930525.988
involved (not remote)74.935920.868
reassuring (not fearmongering)74.924721.2111
quirky (not predictable)74.918522.9138
human (not animalistic)74.856823.087
explorer (not builder)74.821621.179
resourceful (not helpless)74.777523.879
complimentary (not insulting)74.526118.570
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)74.526023.368
unorthodox (not traditional)74.435322.273
📈 (not 📉)74.416424.359
thin (not thick)74.322620.267
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.344619.470
wooden (not plastic)74.232421.2151
fast (not slow)74.148118.373
🤺 (not 🏌)74.151021.182
😏 (not 😬)74.125020.777
love-focused (not money-focused)74.059823.4100
wise (not foolish)73.932219.9102
mysterious (not unambiguous)73.824120.079
respectful (not rude)73.843020.684
altruistic (not selfish)73.835521.1111
emancipated (not enslaved)73.835126.054
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.736019.467
freelance (not corporate)73.741322.377
exuberant (not subdued)73.731222.363
cultured (not rustic)73.731024.9113
warm (not quarrelsome)73.422319.379
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)73.444727.2118
🥰 (not 🙃)73.420025.557
curious (not apathetic)73.342823.360
emotional (not unemotional)73.356520.294
spontaneous (not deliberate)73.121225.483
flirtatious (not prudish)73.037816.4112
introspective (not not introspective)72.832922.962
rebellious (not obedient)72.855523.884
tasteful (not lewd)72.737819.079
complicated (not simple)72.751126.273
existentialist (not nihilist)72.712822.147
wild (not tame)72.451321.9102
sweet (not bitter)72.331920.070
feminine (not masculine)72.239219.387
imaginative (not practical)72.122524.663
worldly (not innocent)72.161918.9105
abstract (not concrete)72.016823.697
short (not tall)71.922917.249
brave (not careful)71.945623.977
intellectual (not physical)71.857324.462
stylish (not slovenly)71.751922.580
family-first (not work-first)71.738323.397
varied (not repetitive)71.66419.754
arcane (not mainstream)71.527227.258
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.269328.8102
political (not nonpolitical)71.235326.982
multicolored (not monochrome)71.226326.469
sexual (not asexual)71.160724.6139
democratic (not authoritarian)70.928929.485
humble (not arrogant)70.728919.973
direct (not roundabout)70.761222.982
radical (not centrist)70.725723.1113
cat person (not dog person)70.628227.1144
intimate (not formal)70.626122.186
attentive (not interrupting)70.631422.3199
compersive (not jealous)70.523124.076
metaphorical (not literal)70.39425.186
angelic (not demonic)70.044821.275
non-gamer (not gamer)70.049627.2168
child free (not pronatalist)69.843324.070
grateful (not entitled)69.833121.7185
self-disciplined (not disorganized)69.781025.277
🥳 (not 🥴)69.716825.970
queen (not princess)69.458230.7110
impulsive (not cautious)69.444823.362
chic (not cheesy)69.427524.8134
fixable (not unfixable)69.334123.976
urban (not rural)69.266023.775
valedictorian (not drop out)69.271027.8113
mature (not juvenile)69.151322.8102
master (not apprentice)69.070125.375
contrarian (not yes-man)69.043423.7115
nerd (not jock)68.960123.483
lenient (not strict)68.833021.4105
demure (not vain)68.825822.761
assertive (not passive)68.778723.179
🧗 (not 🛌)68.656727.165
mighty (not puny)68.571022.153
neurotypical (not autistic)68.575420.374
eloquent (not unpolished)68.561123.572
deviant (not average)68.554121.6117
equitable (not hypocritical)68.536222.975
chill (not offended)68.519923.458
street-smart (not sheltered)68.462126.669
reasonable (not deranged)68.451825.678
coordinated (not clumsy)68.475625.484
social (not reclusive)68.345523.193
metrosexual (not macho)68.245521.051
overachiever (not underachiever)68.289923.9163
flexible (not rigid)68.122521.462
tailor (not blacksmith)68.153724.351
lover (not fighter)68.138125.5168
prideful (not envious)67.972623.6274
punk rock (not preppy)67.838026.669
civilized (not barbaric)67.774825.669
chosen one (not everyman)67.740923.8107
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)67.632828.577
sunny (not gloomy)67.639322.670
👻 (not 🤖)67.631820.459
fast-talking (not slow-talking)67.557521.995
🥵 (not 🥶)67.533326.6161
indulgent (not sober)67.448222.267
extrovert (not introvert)67.354824.861
anarchist (not statist)67.033727.559
wholesome (not salacious)67.055824.066
zany (not regular)67.051222.965
sturdy (not flimsy)66.972524.374
clean (not perverted)66.973424.4152
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)66.838125.4175
captain (not first-mate)66.754926.658
efficient (not overprepared)66.558223.469
cool (not dorky)66.354926.287
bossy (not meek)66.285521.473
tactful (not indiscreet)66.257522.882
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.150426.177
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.144326.249
manicured (not scruffy)65.978622.384
mischievous (not well behaved)65.968522.4122
unpatriotic (not patriotic)65.89527.152
confident (not insecure)65.680323.483
moist (not dry)65.628022.454
profound (not ironic)65.626025.8169
jaded (not innocent)65.673521.8118
deep (not epic)65.522627.8186
washed (not muddy)65.466126.1118
individualist (not communal)65.458330.763
works hard (not plays hard)65.078825.760
alpha (not beta)65.077128.096
cynical (not gullible)65.069825.0121
giving (not receiving)64.967927.0122
playful (not serious)64.837621.283
alert (not oblivious)64.878024.583
honorable (not cunning)64.761626.992
healthy (not sickly)64.790023.262
low self esteem (not narcissistic)64.426720.887
🐮 (not 🐷)64.434221.958
cheery (not sorrowful)64.338024.074
studious (not goof-off)64.188224.691
giggling (not chortling)64.123026.068
decorative (not utilitarian)64.126324.758
freak (not normie)64.055522.5205
🐩 (not 🐒)63.852326.577
thrifty (not extravagant)63.847927.2177
chivalrous (not businesslike)63.843025.0182
patient (not impatient)63.731927.176
glad (not mad)63.737322.672
sensible (not ludicrous)63.567222.872
spicy (not mild)63.574925.5111
leisurely (not hurried)63.530923.356
purple (not orange)63.436128.477
😜 (not 🤐)63.449925.483
optimistic (not pessimistic)63.347829.478
😊 (not 🤣)63.368627.283
demanding (not unchallenging)63.3106524.6192
outsider (not insider)63.150327.796
exhibitionist (not bashful)63.167625.8183
lustful (not chaste)63.060324.071
loose (not tight)62.930724.758
stoic (not hypochondriac)62.959223.093
relaxed (not tense)62.817221.974
🤠 (not 🤑)62.870725.158
frenzied (not sleepy)62.8109320.667
chatty (not reserved)62.760027.486
hedonist (not monastic)62.548026.445
🦒 (not 🐐)62.311229.067
Greek (not Roman)62.315727.066
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)62.334023.771
astonishing (not methodical)62.233727.762
precise (not vague)62.183427.368
🎃 (not 💀)62.143630.3168
frank (not sugarcoated)62.1100127.1116
always down (not picky)62.023427.1125
workaholic (not slacker)61.9111721.076
prestigious (not disreputable)61.779822.965
dominant (not submissive)61.592227.185
suspicious (not awkward)61.583323.373
decisive (not hesitant)61.194826.176
weird (not normal)60.875023.372
ambitious (not realistic)60.876229.3189
😎 (not 🧐)60.764831.968
refined (not rugged)60.574827.272
extreme (not moderate)60.584326.7104
privileged (not oppressed)60.492622.274
circular (not linear)60.337828.851
genuine (not sarcastic)60.262428.091
triggered (not trolling)60.283526.184
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)60.164529.177
🥾 (not 👟)60.053832.989
calm (not anxious)59.941822.478
joyful (not miserable)59.944423.677
😇 (not 😈)59.966624.988
cosmopolitan (not provincial)59.858227.450
straightforward (not cryptic)59.794227.982
neat (not messy)59.786427.769
factual (not exaggerating)59.760026.7182
flower child (not goth)59.683827.6112
🦄 (not 🐴)59.445629.993
sage (not whippersnapper)59.148526.263
guarded (not open)59.0108328.482
soft (not hard)58.956823.375
luddite (not technophile)58.954027.448
😀 (not 😭)58.856425.479
gatherer (not hunter)58.857927.663
doer (not thinker)58.788230.1173
spiritual (not skeptical)58.628228.589
androgynous (not gendered)58.58027.265
socialist (not libertarian)58.418334.178
good-cook (not bad-cook)58.253826.7135
specialist (not generalist)58.080130.069
traumatized (not flourishing)58.091623.769
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')57.915629.662
🐿 (not 🦇)57.778430.182
enlightened (not lost)57.755827.186
pointed (not random)57.7113427.4164
ranged (not melee)57.665520.838
variable (not consistent)57.439331.359
high standards (not desperate)57.389827.6235
proactive (not reactive)57.243128.2112
dramatic (not comedic)57.0104325.9191
pure (not debased)56.974626.9108
cooperative (not competitive)56.748526.977
resolute (not wavering)56.7109126.054
lighthearted (not intense)56.639128.164
emotional (not logical)56.577826.2108
minimalist (not pack rat)56.572824.766
soft (not hard)56.461924.774
crafty (not scholarly)56.387029.771
concise (not long-winded)56.364326.386
fire (not water)56.291632.5180
bad boy (not white knight)56.256027.1128
never cries (not often crying)56.284223.0116
resistant (not resigned)56.1124830.559
whimsical (not rational)56.056326.478
smooth (not rough)56.069026.975
loud (not quiet)55.978421.988
bright (not depressed)55.970625.172
transient (not permanent)55.946327.668
aloof (not obsessed)55.724923.171
kinky (not vanilla)55.771525.695
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.654232.564
moody (not stable)55.5103024.083
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.482323.068
rich (not poor)55.392119.567
hoarder (not unprepared)55.391127.669
secretive (not open-book)55.298726.098
Coke (not Pepsi)55.263733.5189
still (not twitchy)55.252127.4222
thick-skinned (not sensitive)55.179227.171
on-time (not tardy)55.1104329.6198
historical (not modern)55.062029.182
ferocious (not pacifist)54.695226.870
trusting (not charming)54.462932.565
low-tech (not high-tech)54.476825.758
touchy-feely (not distant)54.464225.6121
heathen (not devout)54.362726.851
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)54.370526.567
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.2102224.948
cocky (not timid)54.1118625.3136
impartial (not biased)54.022625.474
🎩 (not 🧢)54.082430.766
oxymoron (not tautology)54.091326.676
transparent (not machiavellian)54.073828.6125
industrial (not domestic)53.777527.672
presidential (not folksy)53.686131.063
hard-work (not natural-talent)53.6104532.2200
summer (not winter)53.580332.6133
idealist (not realist)53.470629.792
fortunate (not unlucky)53.369325.982
fantastical (not realistic)53.264930.1180
feisty (not gracious)53.1116125.286
self-improving (not self-destructive)53.168130.869
common sense (not analysis)53.056229.3123
instinctual (not reasoned)52.990328.876
theoretical (not empirical)52.849228.764
real (not philosophical)52.8111929.767
self-assured (not self-conscious)52.6115827.170
scandalous (not proper)52.681026.572
earth (not air)52.6110933.5173
private (not gregarious)52.4102826.165
lavish (not frugal)52.470826.461
armoured (not vulnerable)52.4102928.387
reliable (not experimental)52.488830.659
serene (not pensive)52.219126.8154
💝 (not 💔)52.184232.970
naive (not paranoid)52.053824.3122
blissful (not haunted)51.947528.8207
subjective (not objective)51.881929.448
🤫 (not 🤔)51.755328.275
chaotic (not orderly)51.676626.473
edgy (not politically correct)51.694529.377
accommodating (not stubborn)51.638130.2201
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.579128.268
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.377024.876
eastern (not western)51.331529.462
🐘 (not 🐀)51.384928.766
backdoor (not official)51.291727.154
queer (not straight)51.234230.385
happy (not sad)50.163820.784
pretentious (not unassuming)50.899129.963
Swedish (not Italian)50.278829.251
flamboyant (not modest)50.775326.8103
avant-garde (not classical)50.369928.574
sane (not crazy)50.382824.386
ADHD (not OCD)50.760331.2164

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 (0.878)
  2. Céline (0.861)
  3. Lady Sybil Crawley (0.836)
  4. Angela Montenegro (0.836)
  5. Ally Maine (0.832)
  6. Ambrose Spellman (0.831)
  7. Kiara (0.825)
  8. Amanita Caplan (0.808)
  9. Remy (0.794)
  10. Nomi Marks (0.793)
  1. Sam Healy (-0.635)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (-0.602)
  3. Petunia Dursley (-0.578)
  4. Mr. William Collins (-0.566)
  5. Brad Bellick (-0.551)
  6. Principal Vernon (-0.542)
  7. Arturo Roman (-0.54)
  8. Topper (-0.531)
  9. Frank Burns (-0.514)
  10. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.509)

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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