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Thomas Shelby Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Thomas Shelby is a character from Peaky Blinders.

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
main character (not side character)98.9123.534
dominant (not submissive)96.8106.841
competent (not incompetent)95.5178.338
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)95.2219.256
badass (not weakass)95.0498.139
captain (not first-mate)94.52118.432
go-getter (not slugabed)94.11111.337
alpha (not beta)94.03315.653
important (not irrelevant)94.03914.041
genius (not dunce)93.8198.141
diligent (not lazy)93.7939.532
high IQ (not low IQ)93.7969.029
attractive (not repulsive)93.03013.843
coordinated (not clumsy)93.04814.632
overachiever (not underachiever)92.7459.143
cool (not dorky)92.569.438
driven (not unambitious)92.410010.047
mighty (not puny)92.22315.541
beautiful (not ugly)92.115210.842
pointed (not random)92.0219.248
master (not apprentice)91.86915.532
assertive (not passive)91.64417.739
active (not slothful)91.28012.541
stylish (not slovenly)90.75412.543
rebellious (not obedient)90.512313.237
bold (not shy)90.424215.044
motivated (not unmotivated)90.326517.374
decisive (not hesitant)90.25112.340
charming (not awkward)90.13714.538
bossy (not meek)90.113419.932
confidential (not gossiping)90.16314.247
pro (not noob)90.015918.142
alert (not oblivious)90.05215.226
🐴 (not 🦄)89.8915.434
street-smart (not sheltered)89.48916.934
reserved (not chatty)89.25114.427
🧗 (not 🛌)89.17416.750
interesting (not tiresome)89.13611.133
guarded (not open)88.99818.434
masculine (not feminine)88.919013.350
resourceful (not helpless)88.919716.346
persistent (not quitter)88.446221.531
direct (not roundabout)88.19422.429
secretive (not open-book)88.112721.948
💀 (not 🎃)87.93414.048
straight (not queer)87.812417.646
🦇 (not 🐿)87.83116.239
confident (not insecure)87.612717.432
queen (not princess)87.611421.569
knowledgeable (not ignorant)87.518815.350
demanding (not unchallenging)87.420123.054
🌟 (not 💩)87.317520.838
hoarder (not unprepared)86.9613.135
perceptive (not unobservant)86.729021.343
spicy (not mild)86.611221.241
workaholic (not slacker)86.533321.338
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.57421.749
open to new experinces (not uncreative)86.418117.142
rich (not poor)86.425816.128
resolute (not wavering)86.47315.944
🤐 (not 😜)86.23523.038
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.032718.040
mysterious (not unambiguous)85.86019.533
🎩 (not 🧢)85.715522.145
English (not German)85.58723.342
extraordinary (not mundane)85.317819.038
gloomy (not sunny)85.39413.441
eloquent (not unpolished)85.114717.632
serious (not playful)85.018218.252
believable (not poorly-written)85.09416.254
chosen one (not everyman)85.03020.570
worldly (not innocent)84.817421.047
intense (not lighthearted)84.825921.647
haunted (not blissful)84.714521.662
on-time (not tardy)84.726719.536
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)84.69222.878
complicated (not simple)84.417824.332
miserable (not joyful)84.49718.634
treasure (not trash)84.330916.038
dramatic (not comedic)84.315015.557
chic (not cheesy)84.34121.270
sad (not happy)84.27916.237
independent (not codependent)84.219918.840
opinionated (not neutral)84.044720.847
competitive (not cooperative)83.932723.635
sexual (not asexual)83.627019.462
deviant (not average)83.214219.342
factual (not exaggerating)83.29018.835
fast (not slow)83.119922.839
winter (not summer)83.19818.676
cynical (not gullible)83.119519.178
cocky (not timid)83.138623.570
deep (not shallow)82.711123.932
traumatized (not flourishing)82.515825.052
fire (not water)82.526325.147
jaded (not innocent)82.427518.671
precise (not vague)82.317623.133
prideful (not envious)82.39122.260
strict (not lenient)82.120221.740
fresh (not stinky)82.130925.347
never cries (not often crying)82.018622.867
private (not gregarious)81.917523.644
sturdy (not flimsy)81.926521.730
night owl (not morning lark)81.822020.231
paranoid (not naive)81.77515.675
studious (not goof-off)81.740621.352
realistic (not fantastical)81.513923.736
suspicious (not awkward)81.319021.133
distant (not touchy-feely)81.116322.573
outlaw (not sheriff)80.925225.748
frank (not sugarcoated)80.635526.362
tight (not loose)80.524120.953
mature (not juvenile)80.426620.045
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.346025.439
logical (not emotional)80.313120.943
👽 (not 🤡)80.26918.842
tense (not relaxed)80.045524.544
high standards (not desperate)80.023724.657
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.918423.926
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.820721.237
highbrow (not lowbrow)79.713422.322
ferocious (not pacifist)79.634813.327
hunter (not gatherer)79.629328.437
presidential (not folksy)79.419621.147
😈 (not 😇)79.326118.348
armoured (not vulnerable)79.326425.345
🧠 (not 💪)79.247017.250
machiavellian (not transparent)79.216323.573
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.210423.240
🤺 (not 🏌)79.139325.039
extravagant (not thrifty)79.124119.531
manicured (not scruffy)79.154026.641
hard (not soft)79.026319.337
hard (not soft)78.828122.633
egalitarian (not racist)78.880020.344
frenzied (not sleepy)78.533619.142
profound (not ironic)78.45023.251
ambitious (not realistic)78.328129.838
🤑 (not 🤠)78.118730.134
rock (not rap)78.140725.078
interested (not bored)78.029225.131
protagonist (not antagonist)77.951525.456
wild (not tame)77.645220.848
sorrowful (not cheery)77.523519.723
vengeful (not forgiving)77.535122.043
😏 (not 😬)77.420428.935
loyal (not traitorous)77.488122.035
narcissistic (not low self esteem)77.434424.452
depressed (not bright)77.313020.346
introspective (not not introspective)77.321320.739
cannibal (not vegan)77.321324.042
cold (not warm)76.824721.846
legit (not scrub)76.651026.534
businesslike (not chivalrous)76.424927.243
Coke (not Pepsi)76.42927.138
bitter (not sweet)76.328821.938
indie (not pop)76.327921.473
wise (not foolish)76.231624.938
mad (not glad)76.229621.535
utilitarian (not decorative)76.123226.131
skeptical (not spiritual)76.148624.339
wooden (not plastic)76.027721.534
pensive (not serene)75.923229.546
concise (not long-winded)75.910125.450
rational (not whimsical)75.735223.331
goth (not flower child)75.517125.371
stubborn (not accommodating)75.467027.540
mischievous (not well behaved)75.156020.947
prestigious (not disreputable)74.938227.637
picky (not always down)74.824624.983
real (not philosophical)74.826326.725
crafty (not scholarly)74.837227.641
😭 (not 😀)74.613929.036
heathen (not devout)74.515424.632
extreme (not moderate)74.457424.951
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.425027.853
dog person (not cat person)73.926630.073
neat (not messy)73.956829.733
demonic (not angelic)73.829522.641
individualist (not communal)73.741328.852
resistant (not resigned)73.647426.138
kinky (not vanilla)73.532929.431
tactful (not indiscreet)73.533031.333
📈 (not 📉)73.525035.146
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.352626.732
pretentious (not unassuming)73.239627.734
objective (not subjective)73.26827.732
devoted (not unfaithful)73.2108627.274
attentive (not interrupting)73.129631.145
🐘 (not 🐀)73.017528.739
quirky (not predictable)72.926424.362
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)72.315827.138
gendered (not androgynous)72.3108031.434
🥾 (not 👟)72.231929.840
brave (not careful)72.154632.027
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.160427.139
involved (not remote)72.157533.342
emancipated (not enslaved)72.149327.443
pessimistic (not optimistic)72.129326.544
tasteful (not lewd)71.948824.929
charming (not trusting)71.735628.636
radical (not centrist)71.728825.378
angry (not good-humored)71.627526.345
efficient (not overprepared)71.336729.847
industrial (not domestic)71.222034.237
specialist (not generalist)71.233630.041
reclusive (not social)70.934326.260
tall (not short)70.950725.176
macho (not metrosexual)70.924326.338
opinionated (not jealous)70.874728.263
oxymoron (not tautology)70.87727.942
practical (not imaginative)70.757431.027
feisty (not gracious)70.768329.746
bad boy (not white knight)70.736428.566
arcane (not mainstream)70.636631.645
punk rock (not preppy)70.439730.637
🐐 (not 🦒)70.330131.236
family-first (not work-first)70.249531.044
atheist (not theist)70.050029.647
analysis (not common sense)70.040233.064
contrarian (not yes-man)69.848830.662
concrete (not abstract)69.740430.748
lustful (not chaste)69.748423.644
neurotypical (not autistic)69.675930.044
arrogant (not humble)69.360726.232
lavish (not frugal)69.239323.139
self-destructive (not self-improving)69.245625.649
stoic (not expressive)69.030132.035
money-focused (not love-focused)69.030626.874
respectful (not rude)68.966522.834
obsessed (not aloof)68.955631.543
rigid (not flexible)68.947827.945
quarrelsome (not warm)68.857426.341
jock (not nerd)68.841128.631
💔 (not 💝)68.633634.954
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.472229.932
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.482727.150
vibrant (not geriatric)68.178131.534
authoritarian (not democratic)68.041426.444
insulting (not complimentary)68.041426.243
disarming (not creepy)67.686930.225
high-tech (not low-tech)67.249125.844
monochrome (not multicolored)67.242032.240
builder (not explorer)67.036028.436
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.073528.243
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.955834.231
💃 (not 🧕)66.977833.923
western (not eastern)66.855232.833
crazy (not sane)66.553824.940
unfixable (not fixable)66.529327.946
🤫 (not 🤔)66.414536.229
quiet (not loud)66.449727.741
chortling (not giggling)66.267429.134
moody (not stable)66.182432.835
suspicious (not trusting)66.065936.630
🐮 (not 🐷)66.033122.228
fighter (not lover)65.952926.845
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.974530.045
intellectual (not physical)65.787726.736
vintage (not trendy)65.793833.543
rough (not smooth)65.549129.236
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.568329.650
hard-work (not natural-talent)65.569732.343
political (not nonpolitical)65.459134.429
indulgent (not sober)65.362832.430
humorless (not funny)65.235027.942
hedonist (not monastic)65.146526.541
deep (not epic)65.129034.152
purple (not orange)65.039132.831
judgemental (not accepting)64.761428.743
debased (not pure)64.653334.028
realist (not idealist)64.653234.642
scientific (not artistic)64.567126.243
hurried (not leisurely)64.357127.939
proactive (not reactive)64.321033.771
refined (not rugged)64.174028.835
edgy (not politically correct)64.170430.443
permanent (not transient)63.757132.339
valedictorian (not drop out)63.798930.846
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)63.761423.533
triggered (not trolling)63.681531.541
psychopath (not empath)63.644226.250
sickly (not healthy)63.525324.325
varied (not repetitive)63.521629.535
creative (not conventional)63.468129.939
reasoned (not instinctual)63.340628.329
ranged (not melee)63.341432.232
thinker (not doer)63.227032.346
cultured (not rustic)63.281330.484
washed (not muddy)63.287932.072
methodical (not astonishing)63.177431.654
freak (not normie)63.169026.044
fearmongering (not reassuring)63.147231.469
focused on the future (not focused on the present)63.037332.137
poisonous (not nurturing)62.650121.845
orderly (not chaotic)62.575730.339
playful (not shy)62.5106226.541
no-nonsense (not dramatic)62.353932.323
consistent (not variable)62.376734.046
bookish (not sporty)62.297424.446
feminist (not sexist)62.2107421.228
urban (not rural)62.1105228.132
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)62.165133.843
equitable (not hypocritical)62.069430.141
formal (not intimate)61.762132.449
privileged (not oppressed)61.7102226.343
impatient (not patient)61.393030.947
😊 (not 🤣)61.391525.338
hipster (not basic)61.240124.623
OCD (not ADHD)61.093932.742
Roman (not Greek)60.942431.534
liberal (not conservative)60.692826.526
🥰 (not 🙃)60.670635.735
earth (not air)60.491534.046
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.365934.827
sage (not whippersnapper)60.353433.029
loveable (not punchable)60.199631.734
vain (not demure)60.071833.829
cautious (not impulsive)59.872632.442
unorthodox (not traditional)59.885129.546
sensible (not ludicrous)59.693030.145
pronatalist (not child free)59.540129.936
calm (not anxious)59.450630.639
insider (not outsider)59.250534.137
overspender (not penny-pincher)59.258022.844
weird (not normal)59.193826.430
factual (not poetic)58.984726.347
salacious (not wholesome)58.563125.731
🐩 (not 🐒)58.479133.535
linear (not circular)58.460330.440
monotone (not expressive)58.347633.884
anarchist (not statist)58.266332.624
mathematical (not literary)58.051033.028
unemotional (not emotional)57.933231.279
biased (not impartial)57.7126631.030
animalistic (not human)57.735724.829
zany (not regular)57.791031.831
straightforward (not cryptic)57.6120934.143
🥵 (not 🥶)57.685440.242
reasonable (not deranged)57.497029.845
flirtatious (not prudish)57.389030.359
nihilist (not existentialist)57.234632.337
flamboyant (not modest)57.073429.153
libertarian (not socialist)57.074329.731
proper (not scandalous)57.079536.243
romantic (not dispassionate)57.0124727.853
gamer (not non-gamer)56.953238.552
generous (not stingy)56.9108426.253
dry (not moist)56.872931.639
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.793437.448
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)56.685433.844
minimalist (not pack rat)56.186431.646
Italian (not Swedish)56.182126.141
cunning (not honorable)56.065132.356
historical (not modern)55.772133.939
still (not twitchy)55.758232.445
cruel (not kind)55.644220.546
works hard (not plays hard)55.4123234.335
clean (not perverted)55.4121328.143
apathetic (not curious)55.331031.337
subdued (not exuberant)55.361836.227
fortunate (not unlucky)55.073433.446
sarcastic (not genuine)55.080633.040
classical (not avant-garde)54.998531.127
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)54.982634.634
🤖 (not 👻)54.776035.732
extrovert (not introvert)54.6102629.735
literal (not metaphorical)54.6116337.032
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)54.6131932.037
good-cook (not bad-cook)54.678631.343
😎 (not 🧐)54.594938.751
offended (not chill)54.5101731.338
musical (not off-key)54.469331.841
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.2113531.026
🏀 (not 🎨)54.268931.446
receiving (not giving)54.066329.884
technophile (not luddite)53.977733.024
🥴 (not 🥳)53.8103933.338
slow-talking (not fast-talking)53.857931.938
selfish (not altruistic)53.378330.438
heroic (not villainous)53.2143322.731
backdoor (not official)53.2100637.236
thin (not thick)53.0114733.930
young (not old)52.8121224.436
soulful (not soulless)52.7148030.341
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.686235.236
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.575031.623
one-faced (not two-faced)52.5128535.149
freelance (not corporate)52.0113036.839
theoretical (not empirical)51.963230.946
open-minded (not close-minded)51.8121432.535
serious (not bold)51.786137.644
entitled (not grateful)51.695133.539
jealous (not compersive)51.594733.833
blacksmith (not tailor)51.572232.047
barbaric (not civilized)51.459124.531
enlightened (not lost)51.487734.944
Russian (not French)51.366830.538
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)51.1103135.935
genocidal (not not genocidal)51.051633.169
reliable (not experimental)50.5111733.648

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Michael Corleone (0.883)
  2. Annalise Keating (0.876)
  3. Lorraine Broughton (0.871)
  4. Kaz Brekker (0.858)
  5. Aunt Polly (0.857)
  6. Oliver Queen (0.851)
  7. Bruce Wayne (0.844)
  8. Olivia Pope (0.834)
  9. Regina Mills (0.833)
  10. Nick Fury (0.827)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.672)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.617)
  3. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.578)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.57)
  5. Lenny (-0.568)
  6. Denny (-0.557)
  7. Jerry Gergich (-0.544)
  8. Greg Hirsch (-0.534)
  9. Buster Bluth (-0.531)
  10. Karen Smith (-0.527)

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

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


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