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Thomas Shelby Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
dominant (not submissive)97.385.532
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)95.5139.250
badass (not weakass)95.1418.336
competent (not incompetent)94.8248.733
diligent (not lazy)94.7549.229
mighty (not puny)94.638.532
captain (not first-mate)94.32018.631
go-getter (not slugabed)94.2911.632
alpha (not beta)93.93116.050
important (not irrelevant)93.83314.240
genius (not dunce)93.7158.240
high IQ (not low IQ)93.7889.029
attractive (not repulsive)93.22513.639
cool (not dorky)93.149.435
master (not apprentice)92.9439.025
beautiful (not ugly)92.61088.937
overachiever (not underachiever)92.5429.142
driven (not unambitious)92.39110.145
pro (not noob)91.89112.033
coordinated (not clumsy)91.66016.723
assertive (not passive)91.64218.336
active (not slothful)91.65412.138
pointed (not random)91.4239.542
rebellious (not obedient)91.010013.136
stylish (not slovenly)90.94412.840
charming (not awkward)90.23714.737
motivated (not unmotivated)90.223417.473
secretive (not open-book)90.05818.245
decisive (not hesitant)89.94812.835
alert (not oblivious)89.94315.923
bold (not shy)89.726815.938
confidential (not gossiping)89.75814.544
🐴 (not 🦄)89.51415.533
guarded (not open)89.37718.332
street-smart (not sheltered)89.28417.930
🦇 (not 🐿)89.11414.532
interesting (not tiresome)89.13011.229
persistent (not quitter)89.035620.526
🧗 (not 🛌)89.05817.048
bossy (not meek)88.616120.928
masculine (not feminine)88.418513.348
reserved (not chatty)88.35514.923
🌟 (not 💩)88.311719.736
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.314815.543
direct (not roundabout)88.17622.429
💀 (not 🎃)88.03014.147
confident (not insecure)87.911017.930
resourceful (not helpless)87.921416.842
straight (not queer)87.512618.342
resolute (not wavering)87.15415.934
demanding (not unchallenging)87.119623.352
perceptive (not unobservant)87.024421.840
hoarder (not unprepared)86.9713.332
queen (not princess)86.912121.965
workaholic (not slacker)86.727921.637
extraordinary (not mundane)86.611717.036
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.56322.247
believable (not poorly-written)86.05714.751
chosen one (not everyman)86.02219.567
rich (not poor)85.924716.127
spicy (not mild)85.911922.136
🎩 (not 🧢)85.712322.444
haunted (not blissful)85.79620.359
independent (not codependent)85.613015.934
🤐 (not 😜)85.62923.536
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.629318.139
chic (not cheesy)85.42919.267
English (not German)85.38223.438
gloomy (not sunny)85.38013.441
worldly (not innocent)85.015721.644
mysterious (not unambiguous)84.86020.429
serious (not playful)84.716418.351
eloquent (not unpolished)84.714017.731
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)84.78322.977
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.621918.035
intense (not lighthearted)84.523622.742
opinionated (not neutral)84.238021.046
miserable (not joyful)84.09219.032
dramatic (not comedic)84.014015.952
private (not gregarious)83.810223.238
sad (not happy)83.76416.236
fresh (not stinky)83.720023.143
sexual (not asexual)83.626320.058
deviant (not average)83.611918.838
treasure (not trash)83.628513.828
complicated (not simple)83.517425.728
realistic (not fantastical)83.58719.934
winter (not summer)83.47818.172
competitive (not cooperative)83.430323.834
on-time (not tardy)83.428619.833
tense (not relaxed)83.128220.540
fast (not slow)83.117123.337
cocky (not timid)83.133823.570
cynical (not gullible)82.916319.277
strict (not lenient)82.516622.537
traumatized (not flourishing)82.513225.549
factual (not exaggerating)82.59019.730
prideful (not envious)82.38522.757
highbrow (not lowbrow)82.26919.521
deep (not shallow)82.110924.131
jaded (not innocent)82.025918.769
never cries (not often crying)82.016322.864
sturdy (not flimsy)81.822522.428
fire (not water)81.825125.545
paranoid (not naive)81.76615.672
night owl (not morning lark)81.619220.530
tight (not loose)81.616618.250
precise (not vague)81.518323.631
studious (not goof-off)81.435721.649
😏 (not 😬)80.89424.732
distant (not touchy-feely)80.815823.069
suspicious (not awkward)80.719521.829
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.738724.336
mature (not juvenile)80.023120.542
high standards (not desperate)80.020824.955
😈 (not 😇)79.822118.743
frank (not sugarcoated)79.733226.958
ferocious (not pacifist)79.631313.327
👽 (not 🤡)79.66919.438
logical (not emotional)79.611621.638
🧠 (not 💪)79.639017.148
frenzied (not sleepy)79.524819.439
hunter (not gatherer)79.525929.234
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.419221.633
egalitarian (not racist)79.467320.139
extravagant (not thrifty)79.420919.730
interested (not bored)79.220524.530
thick-skinned (not sensitive)79.29324.236
outlaw (not sheriff)79.126426.942
bitter (not sweet)79.120117.936
armoured (not vulnerable)79.024025.843
presidential (not folksy)78.917921.143
hard (not soft)78.825122.633
machiavellian (not transparent)78.814824.069
🤺 (not 🏌)78.634324.534
profound (not ironic)78.54223.450
Coke (not Pepsi)78.51626.135
manicured (not scruffy)78.450627.139
neat (not messy)78.436224.927
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.419324.723
hard (not soft)78.325720.233
rock (not rap)78.235625.772
😭 (not 😀)78.07325.530
wild (not tame)77.839020.947
individualist (not communal)77.827926.838
protagonist (not antagonist)77.844326.053
cold (not warm)77.621019.843
introspective (not not introspective)77.417720.830
🐘 (not 🐀)77.47523.933
narcissistic (not low self esteem)77.430924.452
sorrowful (not cheery)77.221720.122
skeptical (not spiritual)77.139324.036
cannibal (not vegan)77.020824.340
prestigious (not disreputable)76.927327.129
mad (not glad)76.825020.433
loyal (not traitorous)76.778722.034
🤑 (not 🤠)76.718530.532
indie (not pop)76.723121.169
vengeful (not forgiving)76.632722.138
wise (not foolish)76.427325.536
depressed (not bright)76.311520.543
pensive (not serene)76.219330.144
rational (not whimsical)76.029922.829
legit (not scrub)76.047827.132
wooden (not plastic)75.925421.933
concise (not long-winded)75.98125.450
pretentious (not unassuming)75.828926.232
utilitarian (not decorative)75.722226.829
ambitious (not realistic)75.730930.534
picky (not always down)75.521124.681
goth (not flower child)75.314625.470
mischievous (not well behaved)75.149720.947
extreme (not moderate)75.150225.049
crafty (not scholarly)75.132326.032
businesslike (not chivalrous)75.125027.639
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)74.543226.231
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.519628.152
kinky (not vanilla)74.328028.128
attentive (not interrupting)74.223630.842
heathen (not devout)74.015725.829
stubborn (not accommodating)73.964928.536
resistant (not resigned)73.840927.534
🥾 (not 👟)73.622928.839
quirky (not predictable)73.622324.159
demonic (not angelic)73.126722.839
dog person (not cat person)73.124730.568
lavish (not frugal)73.029121.031
charming (not trusting)73.028428.930
real (not philosophical)73.028727.822
devoted (not unfaithful)72.896827.670
objective (not subjective)72.46827.731
angry (not good-humored)72.322227.237
📈 (not 📉)72.325235.843
efficient (not overprepared)72.129128.742
deliberate (not spontaneous)72.154027.737
arrogant (not humble)72.047624.130
💃 (not 🧕)71.954232.518
industrial (not domestic)71.818234.235
gendered (not androgynous)71.7100032.828
atheist (not theist)71.737228.241
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.516228.234
pessimistic (not optimistic)71.428226.443
concrete (not abstract)71.429830.246
specialist (not generalist)71.229029.038
family-first (not work-first)71.140830.541
tactful (not indiscreet)71.138532.830
radical (not centrist)71.125425.774
reclusive (not social)71.029025.557
oxymoron (not tautology)71.07628.440
tasteful (not lewd)70.945025.227
feisty (not gracious)70.861429.744
practical (not imaginative)70.849328.923
bad boy (not white knight)70.732428.564
quarrelsome (not warm)70.646026.238
emancipated (not enslaved)70.651228.037
obsessed (not aloof)70.541930.142
neurotypical (not autistic)70.565430.336
fighter (not lover)70.532824.139
opinionated (not jealous)70.567428.661
involved (not remote)70.359335.535
macho (not metrosexual)70.223126.936
brave (not careful)70.153233.224
jock (not nerd)69.934628.430
arcane (not mainstream)69.833033.131
analysis (not common sense)69.835833.263
rigid (not flexible)69.540828.242
contrarian (not yes-man)69.443530.459
lustful (not chaste)69.146122.139
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.156727.435
🐐 (not 🦒)69.129131.634
money-focused (not love-focused)68.928326.772
💔 (not 💝)68.928734.251
punk rock (not preppy)68.837330.835
self-destructive (not self-improving)68.742225.643
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.673527.048
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.465228.528
stoic (not expressive)68.427033.531
respectful (not rude)67.861322.932
authoritarian (not democratic)67.638926.643
disarming (not creepy)67.277930.724
vibrant (not geriatric)67.273031.533
western (not eastern)67.142333.530
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.153931.340
triggered (not trolling)67.151030.337
high-tech (not low-tech)66.942426.340
insulting (not complimentary)66.740126.039
builder (not explorer)66.635028.635
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)66.645421.729
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.550533.528
humorless (not funny)66.527728.040
quiet (not loud)66.441527.741
monochrome (not multicolored)66.337932.237
crazy (not sane)66.348025.734
🐮 (not 🐷)66.326321.826
tall (not short)66.258624.729
moody (not stable)66.173332.835
suspicious (not trusting)66.058736.630
unfixable (not fixable)66.027628.045
realist (not idealist)65.844434.341
intellectual (not physical)65.777526.736
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.562429.650
deep (not epic)65.524034.748
vintage (not trendy)65.183134.241
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.945833.438
judgemental (not accepting)64.954129.434
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.769529.841
purple (not orange)64.733233.330
🤫 (not 🤔)64.715036.827
chortling (not giggling)64.666029.232
scientific (not artistic)64.557926.243
reasoned (not instinctual)64.531628.325
consistent (not variable)64.558534.142
thinker (not doer)64.321631.645
proactive (not reactive)64.319733.771
freak (not normie)64.256725.642
hedonist (not monastic)64.144326.432
ranged (not melee)64.032230.830
fearmongering (not reassuring)64.040831.164
cultured (not rustic)64.068730.280
rough (not smooth)63.947029.334
privileged (not oppressed)63.984624.138
methodical (not astonishing)63.864731.649
urban (not rural)63.788527.031
debased (not pure)63.550034.826
sickly (not healthy)63.521824.325
hurried (not leisurely)63.553627.838
political (not nonpolitical)63.457334.727
permanent (not transient)63.351232.638
valedictorian (not drop out)63.388030.943
edgy (not politically correct)63.264730.242
washed (not muddy)63.275332.070
creative (not conventional)63.160130.338
indulgent (not sober)63.159932.428
bookish (not sporty)62.883624.844
psychopath (not empath)62.840626.348
cautious (not impulsive)62.755832.038
feminist (not sexist)62.692521.527
playful (not shy)62.592826.839
unorthodox (not traditional)62.566827.441
no-nonsense (not dramatic)62.346732.323
equitable (not hypocritical)62.259631.536
focused on the future (not focused on the present)62.034932.735
refined (not rugged)61.972728.831
formal (not intimate)61.754132.449
🐩 (not 🐒)61.759832.532
😊 (not 🤣)61.777826.035
orderly (not chaotic)61.668630.031
Roman (not Greek)61.535231.032
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.455033.625
vain (not demure)61.162233.928
poisonous (not nurturing)60.946722.137
factual (not poetic)60.768125.543
sage (not whippersnapper)60.745231.927
anarchist (not statist)60.651132.521
varied (not repetitive)60.525529.831
earth (not air)60.381234.744
weird (not normal)60.178724.827
impatient (not patient)60.185831.242
liberal (not conservative)60.183126.925
salacious (not wholesome)59.953024.930
loveable (not punchable)59.886931.432
sensible (not ludicrous)59.680730.743
🥰 (not 🙃)59.464435.634
mathematical (not literary)59.140733.127
hipster (not basic)59.040524.521
overspender (not penny-pincher)58.952323.242
OCD (not ADHD)58.889933.536
classical (not avant-garde)58.674228.524
pronatalist (not child free)58.437829.535
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)58.175536.734
insider (not outsider)58.048334.433
monotone (not expressive)58.042334.282
thin (not thick)57.984433.126
calm (not anxious)57.848630.936
biased (not impartial)57.8109730.228
🥵 (not 🥶)57.872339.738
reasonable (not deranged)57.684730.243
linear (not circular)57.655830.838
romantic (not dispassionate)57.5107728.251
animalistic (not human)57.132825.128
zany (not regular)57.182732.130
unemotional (not emotional)57.032931.374
flirtatious (not prudish)57.079931.053
😎 (not 🧐)56.976738.346
historical (not modern)56.858934.336
gamer (not non-gamer)56.846838.550
works hard (not plays hard)56.7104934.034
dry (not moist)56.664631.635
nihilist (not existentialist)56.432732.436
clean (not perverted)56.0103227.840
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.843131.636
still (not twitchy)55.752132.445
flamboyant (not modest)55.667029.050
fortunate (not unlucky)55.463933.442
good-cook (not bad-cook)55.464930.440
generous (not stingy)55.496826.649
Italian (not Swedish)55.377326.137
libertarian (not socialist)55.278029.529
selfish (not altruistic)55.265830.236
proper (not scandalous)55.273636.241
close-minded (not open-minded)55.152033.128
apathetic (not curious)54.828231.034
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.781334.040
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)54.6115632.037
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.598430.423
extrovert (not introvert)54.293129.433
sarcastic (not genuine)54.173932.939
offended (not chill)54.091431.736
minimalist (not pack rat)53.985332.139
young (not old)53.8103225.232
musical (not off-key)53.861831.237
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)53.775135.731
🏀 (not 🎨)53.761131.645
cruel (not kind)53.643120.541
literal (not metaphorical)53.6106537.429
🤖 (not 👻)53.569835.631
receiving (not giving)53.560629.683
straightforward (not cryptic)53.4121833.737
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.473135.335
freelance (not corporate)53.395936.735
heroic (not villainous)53.2124822.731
backdoor (not official)53.288137.236
cunning (not honorable)52.965531.452
soulful (not soulless)52.8128430.339
technophile (not luddite)52.772633.922
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.664132.322
enlightened (not lost)52.174135.841
Russian (not French)51.856431.135
blacksmith (not tailor)51.861132.043
serious (not bold)51.774737.644
reliable (not experimental)51.593934.046
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.482135.434
🥳 (not 🥴)51.071132.430
theoretical (not empirical)50.167332.238
subdued (not exuberant)50.967437.123
grateful (not entitled)50.187633.337
civilized (not barbaric)50.7120924.130
compersive (not jealous)50.487134.030
not genocidal (not genocidal)50.4127433.268
one-faced (not two-faced)50.5115435.146

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 (0.882)
  2. Annalise Keating (0.874)
  3. Lorraine Broughton (0.87)
  4. Aunt Polly (0.858)
  5. Bruce Wayne (0.848)
  6. Oliver Queen (0.845)
  7. Olivia Pope (0.836)
  8. Nick Fury (0.831)
  9. Regina Mills (0.831)
  10. Harvey Specter (0.825)
  1. Nelson Bighetti (-0.67)
  2. Kevin Malone (-0.619)
  3. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.572)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.567)
  5. Denny (-0.549)
  6. Jerry Gergich (-0.541)
  7. Buster Bluth (-0.53)
  8. Greg Hirsch (-0.522)
  9. Karen Smith (-0.522)
  10. Chip Dove (-0.515)

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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