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Mr. William Collins Descriptive Personality Statistics

Mr. William Collins is a character from Pride and Prejudice.

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
awkward (not charming)93.0112.3341
conventional (not creative)93.0312.7311
tiresome (not interesting)91.8113.9332
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)91.4914.2297
bookish (not sporty)90.611414.1324
uncreative (not open to new experinces)90.2613.8336
uninspiring (not charismatic)90.2115.7376
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.15316.1356
nerd (not jock)89.914318.1334
close-minded (not open-minded)89.72613.4260
traditional (not unorthodox)89.61617.754
mundane (not extraordinary)89.2217.7338
dorky (not cool)89.11817.067
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)89.11316.066
monochrome (not multicolored)88.81719.258
beta (not alpha)88.72618.1314
obedient (not rebellious)88.41518.1283
serious (not playful)87.611718.4321
repulsive (not attractive)87.52114.0340
🙃 (not 🥰)87.53015.785
weakass (not badass)87.21718.741
vintage (not trendy)87.16815.237
theist (not atheist)86.92023.546
rigid (not flexible)86.86117.0328
judgemental (not accepting)86.814117.7182
historical (not modern)86.61915.4205
sexist (not feminist)86.65916.777
basic (not hipster)86.53019.0308
repetitive (not varied)86.3715.188
💩 (not 🌟)86.34020.570
geriatric (not vibrant)86.3220.434
tense (not relaxed)86.218715.1366
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.211119.0329
everyman (not chosen one)85.91115.433
🧐 (not 😎)85.82613.660
humorless (not funny)85.14119.1318
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.94719.058
punchable (not loveable)84.810420.229
tame (not wild)84.61920.6220
conservative (not liberal)84.35423.383
puny (not mighty)84.21518.1341
biased (not impartial)84.09620.2325
💔 (not 💝)84.05819.473
mild (not spicy)83.92821.6349
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)83.94628.435
codependent (not independent)83.64719.1211
low-tech (not high-tech)83.56017.5309
stinky (not fresh)83.24220.687
weird (not normal)83.117020.0364
first-mate (not captain)83.113320.5202
🥶 (not 🥵)82.91918.138
devout (not heathen)82.84024.8303
receiving (not giving)82.812118.132
🥴 (not 🥳)82.53919.368
😬 (not 😏)82.52823.153
🐀 (not 🐘)82.44224.078
sheltered (not street-smart)82.45720.6198
vanilla (not kinky)82.36426.8324
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.05022.8235
🐐 (not 🦒)82.02424.0112
provincial (not cosmopolitan)81.93122.7282
dunce (not genius)81.93417.0351
awkward (not suspicious)81.85526.8347
interrupting (not attentive)81.813526.743
foolish (not wise)81.88222.0355
short (not tall)81.811220.6306
practical (not imaginative)81.817523.3304
ugly (not beautiful)81.83220.357
money-focused (not love-focused)81.714618.733
creepy (not disarming)81.54921.3106
luddite (not technophile)81.42124.0283
anxious (not calm)81.316916.8304
sheriff (not outlaw)81.218321.8298
strict (not lenient)81.221620.8339
off-key (not musical)80.94419.634
arrogant (not humble)80.830820.8321
incompetent (not competent)80.64120.8343
simple (not complicated)80.52123.8297
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)80.55524.347
careful (not brave)80.44420.0366
intense (not lighthearted)80.340021.224
🛌 (not 🧗)80.26023.366
🤡 (not 👽)79.93828.991
bad-cook (not good-cook)79.99824.332
shallow (not deep)79.77521.670
monotone (not expressive)79.76225.437
🐷 (not 🐮)79.65222.767
scrub (not legit)79.63223.575
clumsy (not coordinated)79.512022.1325
pretentious (not unassuming)79.422928.975
asexual (not sexual)78.98427.939
😭 (not 😀)78.96820.750
authoritarian (not democratic)78.720424.6291
🧕 (not 💃)78.72624.788
noob (not pro)78.62628.555
formal (not intimate)78.516525.181
🤐 (not 😜)78.516526.247
offended (not chill)78.523321.824
fearmongering (not reassuring)78.418316.331
morning lark (not night owl)78.38725.2155
penny-pincher (not overspender)78.38423.586
antagonist (not protagonist)78.312123.733
stuttering (not rhythmic)77.94324.321
Pepsi (not Coke)77.9827.136
slow (not fast)77.83621.8300
methodical (not astonishing)77.717524.6307
gatherer (not hunter)77.617524.726
narcissistic (not low self esteem)77.533027.131
trash (not treasure)77.08722.257
indiscreet (not tactful)76.85526.238
orderly (not chaotic)76.533427.4347
princess (not queen)76.58823.222
utilitarian (not decorative)76.321926.744
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.340916.447
factual (not poetic)76.225229.334
winter (not summer)76.224323.537
vain (not demure)76.227627.0326
tight (not loose)76.138829.431
pensive (not serene)76.123020.734
works hard (not plays hard)76.050424.0281
selfish (not altruistic)76.031122.6302
hypocritical (not equitable)75.920524.164
serious (not bold)75.912726.6331
work-first (not family-first)75.635724.3225
unfixable (not fixable)75.613923.728
prudish (not flirtatious)75.314624.931
irrelevant (not important)75.21625.387
gossiping (not confidential)75.220725.8254
quarrelsome (not warm)75.040021.7325
🐴 (not 🦄)75.028529.442
self-destructive (not self-improving)75.029627.033
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)75.045823.040
impatient (not patient)74.946322.196
insulting (not complimentary)74.828925.267
frugal (not lavish)74.721926.6290
classical (not avant-garde)74.621930.639
oblivious (not alert)74.413030.549
hypochondriac (not stoic)74.39927.026
obsessed (not aloof)74.335627.5307
statist (not anarchist)74.216828.579
psychopath (not empath)74.127322.732
rural (not urban)74.013726.886
gloomy (not sunny)74.038827.324
politically correct (not edgy)73.818428.6332
non-gamer (not gamer)73.741533.326
proper (not scandalous)73.633925.9185
stingy (not generous)73.524721.338
hurried (not leisurely)73.419724.2221
water (not fire)73.419722.128
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.434521.346
spiritual (not skeptical)73.310828.9292
enslaved (not emancipated)73.15825.8295
twitchy (not still)73.039925.746
builder (not explorer)72.916419.8228
privileged (not oppressed)72.962926.031
intellectual (not physical)72.861526.2312
stubborn (not accommodating)72.875228.044
desperate (not high standards)72.816831.253
cold (not warm)72.733422.4314
chatty (not reserved)72.745031.1363
apprentice (not master)72.718227.5108
🎩 (not 🧢)72.748132.053
exaggerating (not factual)72.541228.033
🤖 (not 👻)72.417827.631
bored (not interested)72.44927.528
preppy (not punk rock)72.354527.029
opinionated (not neutral)72.2104132.751
scholarly (not crafty)72.121129.0247
chortling (not giggling)72.136326.016
jealous (not compersive)72.031823.6279
political (not nonpolitical)71.938027.0282
literal (not metaphorical)71.829230.6323
gendered (not androgynous)71.8107431.978
cheesy (not chic)71.833330.732
scientific (not artistic)71.745723.2304
earth (not air)71.735127.426
poisonous (not nurturing)71.533020.171
miserable (not joyful)71.545826.451
dispassionate (not romantic)71.514528.634
trusting (not charming)71.413120.0279
often crying (not never cries)71.426126.330
diligent (not lazy)71.3127625.0348
outsider (not insider)71.327628.6176
slovenly (not stylish)71.219022.9299
traumatized (not flourishing)71.254126.929
ignorant (not knowledgeable)71.114025.227
💀 (not 🎃)70.938428.243
salacious (not wholesome)70.733727.249
unobservant (not perceptive)70.77632.028
🏌 (not 🤺)70.47030.663
philosophical (not real)70.410328.0169
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.356629.957
Swedish (not Italian)70.322825.135
bitter (not sweet)70.142321.9303
ludicrous (not sensible)70.029331.6330
linear (not circular)70.014727.022
predictable (not quirky)70.021432.335
English (not German)69.997028.924
lost (not enlightened)69.934429.225
racist (not egalitarian)69.810724.938
on-time (not tardy)69.878231.135
oxymoron (not tautology)69.811025.513
not introspective (not introspective)69.712131.172
📉 (not 📈)69.77229.057
official (not backdoor)69.726731.9241
deranged (not reasonable)69.734329.850
haunted (not blissful)69.671225.034
metrosexual (not macho)69.646126.625
Roman (not Greek)69.513526.719
corporate (not freelance)69.531728.517
submissive (not dominant)69.226429.5357
self-disciplined (not disorganized)69.293028.0311
low IQ (not high IQ)69.110924.3335
reactive (not proactive)69.123428.024
average (not deviant)69.015231.4191
neat (not messy)68.972128.2182
OCD (not ADHD)68.963230.431
old (not young)68.839919.4317
soulless (not soulful)68.822422.661
cat person (not dog person)68.839227.929
long-winded (not concise)68.821631.721
sober (not indulgent)68.730831.3337
sheeple (not conspiracist)68.66532.7175
🎨 (not 🏀)68.377426.938
perverted (not clean)68.329725.235
claustrophobic (not spelunker)68.113734.226
rough (not smooth)68.040426.4298
villainous (not heroic)67.925817.1339
persistent (not quitter)67.8155831.564
😈 (not 😇)67.847027.362
mad (not glad)67.756325.152
French (not Russian)67.644323.424
🤣 (not 😊)67.529031.648
apathetic (not curious)67.49426.6309
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)67.427432.455
freak (not normie)67.452730.838
focused on the future (not focused on the present)67.026027.8279
depressed (not bright)67.035323.9323
dry (not moist)67.033134.634
businesslike (not chivalrous)66.847725.437
domestic (not industrial)66.630128.248
ironic (not profound)66.631330.524
well behaved (not mischievous)66.542430.9297
pacifist (not ferocious)66.233928.5295
🧠 (not 💪)66.293221.562
thrifty (not extravagant)66.244824.533
muddy (not washed)65.730232.035
motivated (not unmotivated)65.6148026.425
shy (not playful)65.518425.1277
rock (not rap)65.5124125.620
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.446934.4287
straightforward (not cryptic)65.279731.1289
unpolished (not eloquent)65.235628.0357
overprepared (not efficient)65.210429.025
🥾 (not 👟)65.047828.754
cocky (not timid)64.9100531.350
sorrowful (not cheery)64.872326.6322
concrete (not abstract)64.858732.360
manicured (not scruffy)64.592729.6254
reasoned (not instinctual)64.436331.0293
driven (not unambitious)64.2148629.1280
crazy (not sane)64.259025.252
cautious (not impulsive)63.859331.3321
dramatic (not comedic)63.896332.935
studious (not goof-off)63.7102734.381
insecure (not confident)63.627833.9306
distant (not touchy-feely)63.468830.933
🤔 (not 🤫)63.355432.753
workaholic (not slacker)63.2125928.449
consistent (not variable)63.270834.428
refined (not rugged)63.077026.7310
pronatalist (not child free)62.930434.2232
sad (not happy)62.979224.7313
libertarian (not socialist)62.838531.5255
rude (not respectful)62.746428.5297
sickly (not healthy)62.726025.0291
autistic (not neurotypical)62.513028.2279
civilized (not barbaric)62.3102228.3308
lewd (not tasteful)62.234128.0290
thick (not thin)62.242828.9194
bold (not shy)62.1139429.1351
demonic (not angelic)62.151123.3279
logical (not emotional)62.053033.8334
chaste (not lustful)61.945430.3325
hoarder (not unprepared)61.877629.9166
monastic (not hedonist)61.827933.646
helpless (not resourceful)61.714430.548
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.761028.645
existentialist (not nihilist)61.674228.742
loud (not quiet)61.177132.3297
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.064130.674
whippersnapper (not sage)60.952425.717
devoted (not unfaithful)60.8143528.227
centrist (not radical)60.837633.629
deep (not epic)60.645125.123
human (not animalistic)60.4116829.2267
extreme (not moderate)60.496733.6294
entitled (not grateful)60.469530.136
jaded (not innocent)60.4104428.135
cruel (not kind)60.236422.9306
genuine (not sarcastic)60.273528.9305
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.174735.886
gregarious (not private)60.047332.0302
tailor (not blacksmith)60.092231.924
roundabout (not direct)59.825133.7302
reclusive (not social)59.859130.691
🤑 (not 🤠)59.852635.354
vengeful (not forgiving)59.773726.4317
rational (not whimsical)59.786133.1316
yes-man (not contrarian)59.735837.232
innocent (not worldly)59.536029.0328
competitive (not cooperative)59.597230.7321
moody (not stable)59.5104230.2322
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)59.464930.8295
wavering (not resolute)59.423031.351
rustic (not cultured)59.344329.633
meek (not bossy)59.238931.2319
cynical (not gullible)59.1100533.432
literary (not mathematical)58.992132.4298
cannibal (not vegan)58.966627.425
analysis (not common sense)58.780133.738
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.668831.0287
picky (not always down)58.682333.529
self-assured (not self-conscious)58.5112034.7291
resigned (not resistant)58.113233.0295
angry (not good-humored)58.163624.4296
juvenile (not mature)58.166130.949
sensitive (not thick-skinned)58.063933.0432
two-faced (not one-faced)57.951035.136
slugabed (not go-getter)57.814230.756
folksy (not presidential)57.864230.921
ambitious (not realistic)57.898233.430
cunning (not honorable)57.760228.7338
white knight (not bad boy)57.596526.730
passive (not assertive)57.435230.0286
valedictorian (not drop out)57.4112231.949
exhibitionist (not bashful)57.2101135.347
theoretical (not empirical)57.133834.5311
permanent (not transient)57.184331.978
paranoid (not naive)57.197632.634
western (not eastern)57.0114630.360
suspicious (not trusting)56.990731.2312
hard (not soft)56.991532.9308
stoic (not expressive)56.862032.9324
pointed (not random)56.8130634.329
slothful (not active)56.719127.9288
loyal (not traitorous)56.2143630.2309
machiavellian (not transparent)56.278429.824
jealous (not opinionated)56.025732.627
overachiever (not underachiever)55.9144537.225
generalist (not specialist)55.739531.943
open-book (not secretive)55.653033.734
guarded (not open)55.3136231.3284
pack rat (not minimalist)55.164634.540
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)55.075632.021
debased (not pure)54.977830.7298
precise (not vague)54.9121632.7169
arcane (not mainstream)54.896735.5304
idealist (not realist)54.777533.542
lowbrow (not highbrow)54.649330.6287
fast-talking (not slow-talking)54.6114331.828
doer (not thinker)54.6118235.738
straight (not queer)54.5141632.796
objective (not subjective)54.470632.348
frank (not sugarcoated)54.3142534.926
sleepy (not frenzied)54.216229.921
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.948634.7215
masculine (not feminine)53.6110725.6334
communal (not individualist)53.561830.643
demanding (not unchallenging)53.4148037.841
goth (not flower child)53.363327.329
lover (not fighter)53.187332.132
reliable (not experimental)53.099031.322
orange (not purple)52.887032.1229
gracious (not feisty)52.550129.5369
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.489030.158
realistic (not fantastical)52.4109838.925
triggered (not trolling)52.3132935.924
poorly-written (not believable)52.28830.523
indie (not pop)52.2125033.539
involved (not remote)52.0149734.1309
zany (not regular)52.0107633.460
🐒 (not 🐩)51.784137.444
extrovert (not introvert)51.6109733.4311
hard (not soft)51.6104931.937
unlucky (not fortunate)51.5102128.7339
plastic (not wooden)51.544138.431
hesitant (not decisive)51.452831.5311
flamboyant (not modest)51.285534.5318
pessimistic (not optimistic)51.295831.6309
🐿 (not 🦇)51.2111138.856
flimsy (not sturdy)51.254636.521
prideful (not envious)51.2160335.743
vulnerable (not armoured)51.168929.6291
exuberant (not subdued)51.0116634.724
emotional (not unemotional)50.1142436.725
poor (not rich)50.876525.5313
disreputable (not prestigious)50.369028.1196
ranged (not melee)50.3123929.029
not genocidal (not genocidal)50.4141731.336

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 Mr. William Collins based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Principal Skinner (0.825)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (0.816)
  3. Frank Burns (0.804)
  4. Petunia Dursley (0.796)
  5. Sam Healy (0.779)
  6. Polonius (0.741)
  7. Michael Groff (0.731)
  8. Ashley Barrett (0.723)
  9. Walter Stratford (0.716)
  10. Principal Vernon (0.712)
  1. Angela Montenegro (-0.626)
  2. Amanita Caplan (-0.62)
  3. Han Lue (-0.619)
  4. Lady Sybil Crawley (-0.617)
  5. Jack Dawson (-0.613)
  6. Nymphadora Tonks (-0.61)
  7. Nairobi (-0.605)
  8. Robin Hood (-0.603)
  9. Robin Buckley (-0.594)
  10. Hobbes (-0.589)

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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