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Arthur Shelby Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Arthur 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
impulsive (not cautious)92.43511.629
gendered (not androgynous)91.83112.937
traumatized (not flourishing)91.52113.249
masculine (not feminine)90.414315.053
physical (not intellectual)90.01717.236
ferocious (not pacifist)89.17215.136
moody (not stable)88.49114.735
outlaw (not sheriff)88.49220.736
wild (not tame)88.411917.048
🐴 (not 🦄)88.42317.236
doer (not thinker)87.63212.754
chaotic (not orderly)87.110715.440
offended (not chill)86.57415.641
emotional (not unemotional)86.516718.174
rough (not smooth)86.43511.737
emotional (not logical)86.28116.751
depressed (not bright)86.12413.336
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)86.123824.150
night owl (not morning lark)85.912015.735
jock (not nerd)85.67617.039
tense (not relaxed)85.322220.036
instinctual (not reasoned)85.27119.540
anxious (not calm)84.910316.638
impatient (not patient)84.918222.232
vengeful (not forgiving)84.620320.143
crazy (not sane)84.410317.749
extreme (not moderate)83.727319.739
intense (not lighthearted)83.629822.938
haunted (not blissful)83.418317.951
lost (not enlightened)83.33617.942
messy (not neat)83.010716.137
brave (not careful)82.715315.840
self-destructive (not self-improving)82.713121.254
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.515718.243
mischievous (not well behaved)82.234018.957
disorganized (not self-disciplined)82.08626.534
historical (not modern)81.99118.836
loud (not quiet)81.729123.536
punk rock (not preppy)81.517618.746
miserable (not joyful)81.416315.438
mad (not glad)81.416619.130
🤺 (not 🏌)81.232426.834
anarchist (not statist)81.110323.932
sexual (not asexual)81.136227.029
cannibal (not vegan)81.014718.843
Coke (not Pepsi)80.71224.539
barbaric (not civilized)80.57119.436
💪 (not 🧠)80.59228.444
rugged (not refined)80.215724.536
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)80.220624.739
🏀 (not 🎨)80.019619.741
bold (not shy)79.980123.944
loyal (not traitorous)79.977224.042
straight (not queer)79.845420.628
edgy (not politically correct)79.821919.434
frenzied (not sleepy)79.727819.149
sad (not happy)79.717717.038
feisty (not gracious)79.633624.735
dog person (not cat person)79.614829.376
scandalous (not proper)79.526514.929
rustic (not cultured)79.56820.866
twitchy (not still)79.322822.945
cocky (not timid)79.351420.369
🥾 (not 👟)79.118026.052
deranged (not reasonable)78.818122.837
rock (not rap)78.736924.483
fire (not water)78.637025.044
spontaneous (not scheduled)78.528029.648
English (not German)78.242028.657
exaggerating (not factual)78.226521.433
stubborn (not accommodating)77.857725.653
opinionated (not neutral)77.879625.840
spicy (not mild)77.739719.747
important (not irrelevant)77.578626.729
pensive (not serene)77.416918.548
wooden (not plastic)77.221719.347
indiscreet (not tactful)77.05624.731
👻 (not 🤖)77.011122.734
one-faced (not two-faced)77.046224.948
whimsical (not rational)76.919726.831
devoted (not unfaithful)76.993624.260
sporty (not bookish)76.625726.134
gloomy (not sunny)76.630721.036
expressive (not monotone)76.641824.163
first-mate (not captain)76.531628.333
hunter (not gatherer)76.537325.648
biased (not impartial)76.430121.947
sorrowful (not cheery)76.328424.429
drop out (not valedictorian)76.118323.539
interrupting (not attentive)76.024424.649
💃 (not 🧕)75.747325.733
😈 (not 😇)75.632223.529
💀 (not 🎃)75.625428.935
foolish (not wise)75.519017.643
quarrelsome (not warm)75.539224.944
blacksmith (not tailor)75.417120.843
frank (not sugarcoated)75.458325.770
backdoor (not official)75.325725.135
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)75.214323.230
rude (not respectful)75.223022.728
off-key (not musical)75.014920.258
fighter (not lover)75.025724.535
low-tech (not high-tech)74.925023.937
active (not slothful)74.788522.427
unlucky (not fortunate)74.622318.531
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)74.511327.131
guarded (not open)74.470423.545
dunce (not genius)74.29815.540
utilitarian (not decorative)74.132621.933
spontaneous (not deliberate)73.924026.423
bad boy (not white knight)73.929224.269
demonic (not angelic)73.829520.543
macho (not metrosexual)73.718326.150
overspender (not penny-pincher)73.523426.736
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.545015.327
bad-cook (not good-cook)73.522425.342
reactive (not proactive)73.413827.982
rich (not poor)73.456321.636
angry (not good-humored)73.423223.933
believable (not poorly-written)73.481227.860
vintage (not trendy)73.262424.950
unpolished (not eloquent)73.121525.338
sexist (not feminist)73.023517.843
freak (not normie)72.934924.438
ADHD (not OCD)72.822525.337
street-smart (not sheltered)72.759129.743
indulgent (not sober)72.739125.932
winter (not summer)72.533522.963
head@clouds (not down2earth)72.432027.336
deviant (not average)72.450326.839
hedonist (not monastic)72.420726.433
obsessed (not aloof)72.343023.931
variable (not consistent)72.311429.443
clumsy (not coordinated)72.223020.821
competitive (not cooperative)72.265628.437
muddy (not washed)72.119024.673
close-minded (not open-minded)72.122123.431
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)71.919021.649
fearmongering (not reassuring)71.629622.058
empirical (not theoretical)71.512333.031
radical (not centrist)71.130328.364
playful (not shy)71.078025.435
provincial (not cosmopolitan)71.018021.326
straightforward (not cryptic)70.852229.440
stuttering (not rhythmic)70.711223.741
arrogant (not humble)70.556822.925
indie (not pop)70.551526.460
real (not philosophical)70.444530.033
desperate (not high standards)70.422028.154
🐐 (not 🦒)70.330126.737
melee (not ranged)70.210227.835
goof-off (not studious)69.932521.936
often crying (not never cries)69.830626.278
old (not young)69.739219.329
tall (not short)69.654425.381
animalistic (not human)69.613428.135
lustful (not chaste)69.549029.229
🧗 (not 🛌)69.566928.741
chortling (not giggling)69.549426.547
vague (not precise)69.311624.440
subjective (not objective)69.312833.334
family-first (not work-first)69.252326.846
luddite (not technophile)69.022822.037
juvenile (not mature)69.038423.048
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.926430.932
jealous (not compersive)68.939829.438
scruffy (not manicured)68.937526.423
idealist (not realist)68.936327.534
worldly (not innocent)68.885928.053
hard-work (not natural-talent)68.853425.341
triggered (not trolling)68.750528.444
insulting (not complimentary)68.640429.337
jaded (not innocent)68.678628.672
🎩 (not 🧢)68.460631.650
disreputable (not prestigious)68.224124.838
efficient (not overprepared)68.254826.141
exuberant (not subdued)68.156430.339
pessimistic (not optimistic)68.139524.835
involved (not remote)67.782123.638
🥴 (not 🥳)67.640431.538
folksy (not presidential)67.640220.524
🐒 (not 🐩)67.634732.747
literary (not mathematical)67.454722.731
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.353031.229
genocidal (not not genocidal)67.324028.763
rigid (not flexible)67.253027.841
crafty (not scholarly)67.167529.532
codependent (not independent)66.829331.321
💔 (not 💝)66.836634.529
low self esteem (not narcissistic)66.828530.352
unambiguous (not mysterious)66.750432.128
paranoid (not naive)66.758126.874
poisonous (not nurturing)66.143226.652
authoritarian (not democratic)66.145129.844
literal (not metaphorical)66.155631.737
prideful (not envious)66.096027.968
common sense (not analysis)66.016824.565
conservative (not liberal)65.929626.835
persistent (not quitter)65.8165427.229
dramatic (not comedic)65.891528.464
conventional (not creative)65.742332.029
ignorant (not knowledgeable)65.622428.248
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)65.555035.135
unprepared (not hoarder)65.521625.646
Russian (not French)65.423728.531
industrial (not domestic)65.240426.746
theist (not atheist)65.229026.534
unobservant (not perceptive)65.213827.439
resistant (not resigned)65.198628.733
soulful (not soulless)65.0117128.234
salacious (not wholesome)64.947928.937
sickly (not healthy)64.922925.429
mighty (not puny)64.799024.138
nonpolitical (not political)64.732228.432
low IQ (not high IQ)64.714328.427
pack rat (not minimalist)64.733929.742
🤣 (not 😊)64.736428.036
ambitious (not realistic)64.672430.247
confidential (not gossiping)64.5100227.658
astonishing (not methodical)64.335125.440
driven (not unambitious)64.3152428.845
zany (not regular)64.369626.141
expressive (not stoic)64.277132.427
everyman (not chosen one)64.141428.261
whippersnapper (not sage)64.041829.538
weird (not normal)63.776422.932
random (not pointed)63.625424.036
transparent (not machiavellian)63.648731.072
interesting (not tiresome)63.4105930.137
🥵 (not 🥶)63.458630.345
monochrome (not multicolored)63.355134.439
artistic (not scientific)63.261124.239
bold (not serious)63.168930.641
beta (not alpha)63.044831.841
🙃 (not 🥰)63.049933.936
badass (not weakass)63.0118228.452
ludicrous (not sensible)62.945229.037
practical (not imaginative)62.988129.244
hurried (not leisurely)62.964827.532
circular (not linear)62.934029.442
perverted (not clean)62.938925.740
not introspective (not introspective)62.823529.122
western (not eastern)62.882236.332
motivated (not unmotivated)62.7159930.278
lewd (not tasteful)62.634423.935
sensitive (not thick-skinned)62.554631.837
hypocritical (not equitable)62.550428.144
😭 (not 😀)62.450327.329
epic (not deep)62.447730.443
Roman (not Greek)62.336930.634
debased (not pure)62.160129.525
experimental (not reliable)62.154929.444
always down (not picky)62.130530.262
flirtatious (not prudish)62.174027.269
direct (not roundabout)62.0105533.538
psychopath (not empath)61.946628.342
rebellious (not obedient)61.894633.434
hard (not soft)61.877731.445
pro (not noob)61.8121525.929
repetitive (not varied)61.765429.938
orange (not purple)61.648032.445
lowbrow (not highbrow)61.528031.231
yes-man (not contrarian)61.531430.366
pronatalist (not child free)61.434928.927
factual (not poetic)61.375125.240
plays hard (not works hard)61.239932.439
bitter (not sweet)61.167229.542
assertive (not passive)61.1116834.737
unorthodox (not traditional)60.882332.134
insecure (not confident)60.733929.639
extrovert (not introvert)60.783428.739
vibrant (not geriatric)60.7109026.737
gamer (not non-gamer)60.644231.135
side character (not main character)60.675429.042
vain (not demure)60.570827.727
judgemental (not accepting)60.573029.240
fast (not slow)60.4116626.243
princess (not queen)60.446232.961
hesitant (not decisive)60.331227.549
deep (not shallow)60.198329.427
demanding (not unchallenging)60.1132534.244
kinky (not vanilla)59.970328.528
loveable (not punchable)59.9100329.754
earth (not air)59.695734.346
unfixable (not fixable)59.544930.342
tardy (not on-time)59.446529.150
flamboyant (not modest)59.369128.742
neurotypical (not autistic)59.3128527.732
funny (not humorless)59.391426.237
concrete (not abstract)59.387030.142
complicated (not simple)59.1112936.035
jealous (not opinionated)59.120632.478
stinky (not fresh)59.040526.341
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.9100131.850
extravagant (not thrifty)58.770731.623
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.378631.748
😎 (not 🧐)58.384035.432
😜 (not 🤐)58.372333.044
touchy-feely (not distant)58.363132.571
chatty (not reserved)58.280831.349
trusting (not charming)58.259129.029
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.296932.730
suspicious (not awkward)58.1106231.632
incompetent (not competent)58.025631.249
outsider (not insider)58.077329.232
enslaved (not emancipated)57.928529.339
generalist (not specialist)57.932728.142
libertarian (not socialist)57.869927.938
genuine (not sarcastic)57.784330.235
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)57.677829.743
hypochondriac (not stoic)57.547431.574
gullible (not cynical)57.549030.764
🌟 (not 💩)57.4137632.641
communal (not individualist)57.347931.842
loose (not tight)57.246727.340
🦇 (not 🐿)57.164731.328
love-focused (not money-focused)57.1122531.165
romantic (not dispassionate)57.0124726.164
cruel (not kind)56.942421.037
😬 (not 😏)56.857431.234
exhibitionist (not bashful)56.8105233.148
honorable (not cunning)56.7101227.953
goth (not flower child)56.755830.551
cool (not dorky)56.694630.041
intimate (not formal)56.682030.457
treasure (not trash)56.6149325.640
Italian (not Swedish)56.680527.942
generous (not stingy)56.6109426.636
interested (not bored)56.5135229.438
uncreative (not open to new experinces)56.335831.444
awkward (not charming)56.057124.842
classical (not avant-garde)56.094828.728
oblivious (not alert)55.949625.829
open-book (not secretive)55.854631.152
diligent (not lazy)55.7167522.540
hard (not soft)55.796234.340
sturdy (not flimsy)55.7126131.736
serious (not playful)55.6108728.640
apprentice (not master)55.656127.936
rural (not urban)55.545431.022
predictable (not quirky)55.572031.275
reclusive (not social)55.473030.948
ironic (not profound)55.480529.343
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.3153033.842
heathen (not devout)55.170029.329
protagonist (not antagonist)55.1139528.681
arcane (not mainstream)55.099032.528
wavering (not resolute)55.035230.727
cheesy (not chic)55.090626.573
nihilist (not existentialist)54.944733.326
chivalrous (not businesslike)54.984329.352
tautology (not oxymoron)54.836927.044
extraordinary (not mundane)54.7130828.440
unassuming (not pretentious)54.766128.530
gregarious (not private)54.661032.639
freelance (not corporate)54.5107333.343
fantastical (not realistic)54.472029.138
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.151431.332
long-winded (not concise)54.075030.362
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.949227.930
🤑 (not 🤠)53.966432.644
🐮 (not 🐷)53.9115634.027
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)53.868032.160
lavish (not frugal)53.777230.827
giving (not receiving)53.7116531.665
workaholic (not slacker)53.6147732.527
cringeworthy (not inspiring)53.568627.747
🐀 (not 🐘)53.584633.136
stylish (not slovenly)53.4120630.935
vulnerable (not armoured)53.462832.538
thin (not thick)53.1114529.641
lenient (not strict)52.883529.041
builder (not explorer)52.885230.930
cold (not warm)52.782527.935
transient (not permanent)52.770031.044
🤡 (not 👽)52.575628.535
📉 (not 📈)52.545933.543
hipster (not basic)52.468231.037
resourceful (not helpless)52.4163834.835
conspiracist (not sheeple)52.3136931.339
creepy (not disarming)52.348126.037
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)52.3111736.843
trusting (not suspicious)52.282135.929
curious (not apathetic)52.2149233.724
overachiever (not underachiever)52.2156829.437
submissive (not dominant)52.163040.733
ugly (not beautiful)52.134427.628
privileged (not oppressed)52.1127930.636
egalitarian (not racist)52.0164827.535
villainous (not heroic)51.948223.440
self-conscious (not self-assured)51.855134.333
go-getter (not slugabed)51.7173730.024
entitled (not grateful)51.794629.738
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.5135436.132
spiritual (not skeptical)51.450230.747
moist (not dry)51.396029.036
🤫 (not 🤔)51.267831.029
repulsive (not attractive)50.147631.637
altruistic (not selfish)50.8114129.740
meek (not bossy)50.359931.833
scrub (not legit)50.343730.138

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sonny Corleone (0.801)
  2. Christopher Moltisanti (0.773)
  3. Yao (0.769)
  4. Johnny Lawrence (0.748)
  5. Alexander 'Tig' Trager (0.736)
  6. Bobby Briggs (0.729)
  7. David Della Rocco (0.717)
  8. Pat Solitano (0.707)
  9. Pennsatucky Doggett (0.706)
  10. Nick Sobotka (0.706)
  1. Esme Cullen (-0.485)
  2. Princess Celestia (-0.482)
  3. Sailor Mercury (-0.481)
  4. Jane Bennet (-0.473)
  5. Watari (-0.456)
  6. Lexi Howard (-0.451)
  7. Donald Mallard (-0.451)
  8. Melanie Hamilton (-0.45)
  9. Professor Oak (-0.45)
  10. Cho Chang (-0.449)

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

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


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