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Mr. William Collins 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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
conventional (not creative)93.1212.7315
awkward (not charming)92.9212.3327
tiresome (not interesting)92.2213.3330
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)91.6814.1292
bookish (not sporty)91.17213.4312
uncreative (not open to new experinces)90.4713.9326
uninspiring (not charismatic)90.4215.8367
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.33915.6344
nerd (not jock)90.29717.3328
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)90.21318.418
close-minded (not open-minded)89.62213.8252
mundane (not extraordinary)89.3217.8322
obedient (not rebellious)88.91417.7282
traditional (not unorthodox)88.81220.239
beta (not alpha)88.61818.1306
dorky (not cool)88.42016.351
monochrome (not multicolored)88.31317.434
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)88.21718.551
💩 (not 🌟)88.02419.845
serious (not playful)87.88517.7309
judgemental (not accepting)87.69516.6176
geriatric (not vibrant)87.6122.319
repulsive (not attractive)87.52313.2328
basic (not hipster)87.51917.6301
historical (not modern)87.11814.8195
rigid (not flexible)87.04816.8322
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.97418.2320
🙃 (not 🥰)86.72716.073
off-key (not musical)86.7711.219
tense (not relaxed)86.213915.1353
repetitive (not varied)86.0815.280
cringeworthy (not inspiring)86.02814.941
theist (not atheist)85.82325.834
sexist (not feminist)85.75017.756
humorless (not funny)85.52718.5318
creepy (not disarming)85.51616.284
tame (not wild)85.41118.8212
🥴 (not 🥳)84.91917.445
💔 (not 💝)84.24420.468
biased (not impartial)84.18719.7316
🐀 (not 🐘)84.12622.873
puny (not mighty)84.01418.0331
mild (not spicy)83.72121.8337
low-tech (not high-tech)83.64617.6303
codependent (not independent)83.54619.3205
first-mate (not captain)83.310520.8201
😬 (not 😏)83.32122.041
devout (not heathen)83.23124.0293
🧐 (not 😎)83.23314.849
weird (not normal)83.013019.9352
😭 (not 😀)83.01318.741
foolish (not wise)82.85020.8334
dunce (not genius)82.82416.7341
vanilla (not kinky)82.54926.5324
stinky (not fresh)82.52921.171
🐷 (not 🐮)82.42418.555
flimsy (not sturdy)82.41519.710
sheltered (not street-smart)82.44721.3190
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.33322.1224
awkward (not suspicious)82.04226.6349
luddite (not technophile)82.02523.7279
provincial (not cosmopolitan)82.03022.5283
ugly (not beautiful)82.02419.039
conservative (not liberal)82.05824.957
unobservant (not perceptive)81.91523.810
short (not tall)81.88320.2271
stuttering (not rhythmic)81.71821.311
noob (not pro)81.71726.641
🐐 (not 🦒)81.61824.994
practical (not imaginative)81.413423.9301
incompetent (not competent)81.43020.4329
anxious (not calm)81.213216.7298
strict (not lenient)81.115621.1322
gatherer (not hunter)81.19227.112
arrogant (not humble)81.023820.4304
careful (not brave)80.92619.9352
sheriff (not outlaw)80.912722.3302
Roman (not Greek)80.81623.69
punchable (not loveable)80.510726.613
simple (not complicated)80.22123.8299
narcissistic (not low self esteem)80.020822.910
🤡 (not 👽)79.93028.368
🛌 (not 🧗)79.95424.755
utilitarian (not decorative)79.89622.132
lost (not enlightened)79.87025.513
clumsy (not coordinated)79.88921.6315
authoritarian (not democratic)79.615023.2298
🤐 (not 😜)79.58523.735
oblivious (not alert)79.16430.334
classical (not avant-garde)79.07929.429
🧕 (not 💃)79.01325.578
formal (not intimate)78.911724.165
pretentious (not unassuming)78.817930.061
morning lark (not night owl)78.55525.3151
tight (not loose)78.522028.111
preppy (not punk rock)78.522523.014
offended (not chill)78.418726.19
shallow (not deep)78.37921.851
chortling (not giggling)78.310218.16
scrub (not legit)78.03025.664
slow (not fast)77.92822.0299
penny-pincher (not overspender)77.97424.074
methodical (not astonishing)77.714124.4291
intense (not lighthearted)77.335826.311
orderly (not chaotic)76.823727.4341
self-destructive (not self-improving)76.819725.121
impatient (not patient)76.829821.679
rural (not urban)76.77625.374
works hard (not plays hard)76.535523.7277
selfish (not altruistic)76.522722.2291
insulting (not complimentary)76.419325.949
hypocritical (not equitable)76.413025.045
serious (not bold)76.47625.9321
vain (not demure)76.421627.1323
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.326416.031
apprentice (not master)76.19524.190
trash (not treasure)76.17023.648
gloomy (not sunny)75.822829.213
irrelevant (not important)75.71425.177
gossiping (not confidential)75.715825.6237
statist (not anarchist)75.410228.871
traumatized (not flourishing)75.224826.012
politically correct (not edgy)75.09327.8330
frugal (not lavish)74.915926.3291
spiritual (not skeptical)74.77027.9277
indiscreet (not tactful)74.64627.828
work-first (not family-first)74.528425.1214
obsessed (not aloof)74.424327.6307
quarrelsome (not warm)74.330522.2320
proper (not scandalous)74.121926.0181
enslaved (not emancipated)74.03725.1292
French (not Russian)73.915019.312
intellectual (not physical)73.841525.7308
miserable (not joyful)73.826325.343
deranged (not reasonable)73.718827.148
hurried (not leisurely)73.415023.9223
🎩 (not 🧢)73.234532.841
builder (not explorer)73.112018.6224
unfixable (not fixable)72.713926.318
cold (not warm)72.623922.9314
not introspective (not introspective)72.67030.359
chatty (not reserved)72.533831.4369
gendered (not androgynous)72.474831.572
🏌 (not 🤺)72.23729.159
philosophical (not real)72.26126.6157
political (not nonpolitical)72.127426.9286
🐴 (not 🦄)72.123832.228
diligent (not lazy)72.085924.8341
literal (not metaphorical)71.921330.9319
scholarly (not crafty)71.814829.4233
factual (not poetic)71.725933.421
jealous (not compersive)71.725124.0272
trusting (not charming)71.09419.8274
outsider (not insider)70.921528.7165
poisonous (not nurturing)70.724320.764
scientific (not artistic)70.633323.6290
persistent (not quitter)70.5100229.448
dispassionate (not romantic)70.410431.213
sheeple (not conspiracist)70.34431.8173
mad (not glad)70.334121.835
🤖 (not 👻)70.317229.723
salacious (not wholesome)70.326426.735
ludicrous (not sensible)70.121131.6330
bitter (not sweet)70.130921.7306
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)70.116232.040
slovenly (not stylish)69.814523.5298
racist (not egalitarian)69.88525.833
self-disciplined (not disorganized)69.764827.6308
neat (not messy)69.649027.6165
ignorant (not knowledgeable)69.612627.314
low IQ (not high IQ)69.57324.6325
📉 (not 📈)69.45327.842
🧠 (not 💪)69.256821.651
workaholic (not slacker)69.271825.942
sober (not indulgent)69.120531.0332
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.046530.041
submissive (not dominant)68.918929.9352
official (not backdoor)68.821332.4226
English (not German)68.866532.612
claustrophobic (not spelunker)68.310335.511
old (not young)68.229519.2314
🤣 (not 😊)67.820731.341
metrosexual (not macho)67.838727.510
🤑 (not 🤠)67.628833.440
villainous (not heroic)67.518117.1338
apathetic (not curious)67.46927.0310
rough (not smooth)67.429026.8289
domestic (not industrial)67.421827.138
well behaved (not mischievous)67.326730.4285
average (not deviant)67.314132.3170
depressed (not bright)67.121924.0321
consistent (not variable)67.138134.49
exuberant (not subdued)67.142028.514
pacifist (not ferocious)67.021228.2292
Swedish (not Italian)66.819925.417
dry (not moist)66.824733.213
soulless (not soulful)66.717222.649
🥾 (not 👟)66.031829.539
focused on the future (not focused on the present)65.918328.4276
shy (not playful)65.710824.8273
monastic (not hedonist)65.711932.938
unpolished (not eloquent)65.628227.9353
straightforward (not cryptic)65.455231.1288
manicured (not scruffy)65.364229.8245
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.232334.3286
reasoned (not instinctual)64.824731.2294
crazy (not sane)64.740824.240
😈 (not 😇)64.638228.454
cautious (not impulsive)64.639730.8314
concrete (not abstract)64.640931.142
refined (not rugged)64.551525.8303
driven (not unambitious)64.5101729.0275
insecure (not confident)64.318333.7291
sorrowful (not cheery)64.250126.6321
civilized (not barbaric)63.966727.4298
corporate (not freelance)63.831738.85
pronatalist (not child free)63.322033.9226
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)63.237530.759
sickly (not healthy)63.116224.7288
thick (not thin)62.929529.1183
rude (not respectful)62.834528.6297
hoarder (not unprepared)62.849029.0160
existentialist (not nihilist)62.844529.331
libertarian (not socialist)62.730731.7254
reclusive (not social)62.635530.270
autistic (not neurotypical)62.37928.6278
demonic (not angelic)62.334223.2268
bold (not shy)62.297429.4342
🤔 (not 🤫)62.144933.339
logical (not emotional)61.835633.8317
gregarious (not private)61.831031.8301
sad (not happy)61.857225.1311
privileged (not oppressed)61.870230.512
juvenile (not mature)61.741029.232
lewd (not tasteful)61.628227.6282
rational (not whimsical)61.656932.9320
extreme (not moderate)61.566633.5271
chaste (not lustful)61.432930.5326
genuine (not sarcastic)61.447028.9288
helpless (not resourceful)61.211432.339
innocent (not worldly)60.824228.8324
slugabed (not go-getter)60.78330.444
loud (not quiet)60.653532.0285
human (not animalistic)60.678929.4259
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.643725.936
overprepared (not efficient)60.611431.311
tailor (not blacksmith)60.564634.216
cruel (not kind)60.426222.8304
reliable (not experimental)60.055031.411
valedictorian (not drop out)59.973533.630
roundabout (not direct)59.618833.8294
competitive (not cooperative)59.569831.0318
literary (not mathematical)59.361032.3291
meek (not bossy)59.226131.1317
moody (not stable)59.171830.1318
vengeful (not forgiving)59.053826.2310
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.047830.7276
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)58.950630.7293
wavering (not resolute)58.817533.341
self-assured (not self-conscious)58.779534.6293
studious (not goof-off)58.578835.756
angry (not good-humored)58.343224.3283
sleepy (not frenzied)58.27728.815
theoretical (not empirical)57.920034.2302
resigned (not resistant)57.810233.1297
western (not eastern)57.871531.448
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.542434.311
loyal (not traitorous)57.494730.2302
cunning (not honorable)57.243328.9331
stoic (not expressive)56.942932.9317
sensitive (not thick-skinned)56.847233.2424
hard (not soft)56.565032.9302
passive (not assertive)56.525629.9280
slothful (not active)56.513328.1279
open-book (not secretive)56.436934.217
suspicious (not trusting)55.965631.2301
cannibal (not vegan)55.553825.216
guarded (not open)55.492331.0281
permanent (not transient)55.463932.572
lowbrow (not highbrow)54.836630.4277
dramatic (not no-nonsense)54.862836.180
arcane (not mainstream)54.765935.6294
debased (not pure)54.555130.5286
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.528234.8210
whippersnapper (not sage)54.456727.311
trolling (not triggered)54.234036.712
objective (not subjective)54.149234.537
orange (not purple)53.655532.0222
straight (not queer)53.6103531.877
idealist (not realist)53.555633.633
gracious (not feisty)53.231629.7348
regular (not zany)53.246534.149
masculine (not feminine)53.176124.9324
linear (not circular)53.159330.08
precise (not vague)52.986433.2155
🐩 (not 🐒)52.765240.035
generalist (not specialist)52.638632.630
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.560331.348
soft (not hard)52.454133.332
hesitant (not decisive)52.334131.5310
involved (not remote)52.3101134.2301
communal (not individualist)52.145333.628
poorly-written (not believable)52.06025.312
pessimistic (not optimistic)51.864331.7301
extrovert (not introvert)51.777233.2304
flamboyant (not modest)51.558534.5313
poor (not rich)51.352025.4307
pack rat (not minimalist)51.354436.629
🦇 (not 🐿)51.355639.237
fast-talking (not slow-talking)51.384634.919
vulnerable (not armoured)51.146729.6293
presidential (not folksy)50.972028.810
fortunate (not unlucky)50.363028.8334
disreputable (not prestigious)50.348327.6192
ranged (not melee)50.781028.418

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 (0.826)
  2. Frank Burns (0.811)
  3. Cornelius Fudge (0.8)
  4. Petunia Dursley (0.787)
  5. Sam Healy (0.77)
  1. Nymphadora Tonks (-0.653)
  2. Lady Sybil Crawley (-0.651)
  3. Spike Spiegel (-0.649)
  4. Han Lue (-0.631)
  5. Patrick Verona (-0.622)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.63)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.57)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.5)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.47)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.32)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.31)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.25)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.21)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.2)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.18)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.17)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.15)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.12)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.11)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.11)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.1)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.01)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.02)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.09)
  20. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.11)
  21. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.11)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.12)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.15)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.26)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.35)


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