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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)93.0212.7311
awkward (not charming)92.9112.3340
tiresome (not interesting)91.7114.0329
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)91.4814.2296
bookish (not sporty)90.79613.9320
uninspiring (not charismatic)90.2115.7376
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.14316.2355
uncreative (not open to new experinces)90.1713.9331
traditional (not unorthodox)90.01118.052
nerd (not jock)89.913218.2333
close-minded (not open-minded)89.72613.4259
dorky (not cool)89.51417.363
mundane (not extraordinary)89.1117.8333
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)88.91316.065
obedient (not rebellious)88.71317.7281
beta (not alpha)88.72018.2312
monochrome (not multicolored)88.51319.556
serious (not playful)87.68918.4319
repulsive (not attractive)87.52014.0338
🙃 (not 🥰)87.42515.882
rigid (not flexible)87.25416.2325
weakass (not badass)87.21718.741
basic (not hipster)86.92318.3305
judgemental (not accepting)86.812417.7182
historical (not modern)86.71615.3201
theist (not atheist)86.62023.745
sexist (not feminist)86.55916.875
vintage (not trendy)86.47515.335
geriatric (not vibrant)86.3220.931
repetitive (not varied)86.2615.287
💩 (not 🌟)86.23620.669
tense (not relaxed)86.116215.1365
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.110019.0328
cringeworthy (not inspiring)85.93417.856
everyman (not chosen one)85.81215.730
🧐 (not 😎)85.62213.659
humorless (not funny)85.13119.1318
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)84.63826.931
tame (not wild)84.51620.6219
puny (not mighty)84.21818.1341
biased (not impartial)84.29019.8322
mild (not spicy)83.92521.7346
conservative (not liberal)83.95023.581
💔 (not 💝)83.85119.472
codependent (not independent)83.74219.2208
punchable (not loveable)83.610320.527
low-tech (not high-tech)83.55117.5309
first-mate (not captain)83.211020.5201
weird (not normal)83.115619.9360
money-focused (not love-focused)83.111415.131
stinky (not fresh)83.03920.686
devout (not heathen)82.83424.8303
receiving (not giving)82.811418.431
🥶 (not 🥵)82.52318.137
🐀 (not 🐘)82.43724.078
sheltered (not street-smart)82.45220.7195
🥴 (not 🥳)82.43519.565
vanilla (not kinky)82.34826.8323
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.23522.6234
ugly (not beautiful)82.12819.653
🐐 (not 🦒)82.01324.0112
😬 (not 😏)82.03023.451
short (not tall)81.99020.0270
provincial (not cosmopolitan)81.93022.8281
dunce (not genius)81.93317.0351
awkward (not suspicious)81.84926.8347
interrupting (not attentive)81.812426.743
foolish (not wise)81.87822.0355
practical (not imaginative)81.816023.4303
bad-cook (not good-cook)81.86722.231
🤡 (not 👽)81.42226.788
luddite (not technophile)81.42324.0282
creepy (not disarming)81.44621.8101
anxious (not calm)81.315216.8303
sheriff (not outlaw)81.216521.8298
strict (not lenient)81.218620.9337
intense (not lighthearted)81.231221.922
incompetent (not competent)80.93920.6339
🐷 (not 🐮)80.93920.965
off-key (not musical)80.93819.634
arrogant (not humble)80.928020.8320
simple (not complicated)80.41823.8296
careful (not brave)80.34020.0364
🛌 (not 🧗)80.25323.366
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)79.95724.645
Pepsi (not Coke)79.8625.434
clumsy (not coordinated)79.710822.0320
shallow (not deep)79.17921.668
scrub (not legit)79.13323.673
pretentious (not unassuming)79.021229.273
monotone (not expressive)79.05425.935
authoritarian (not democratic)78.918624.4290
noob (not pro)78.82628.953
gatherer (not hunter)78.813524.524
😭 (not 😀)78.56520.749
🧕 (not 💃)78.51624.986
narcissistic (not low self esteem)78.528024.328
morning lark (not night owl)78.37625.2155
penny-pincher (not overspender)78.36923.586
antagonist (not protagonist)78.310823.733
offended (not chill)77.821322.023
slow (not fast)77.83421.9299
methodical (not astonishing)77.715924.6307
formal (not intimate)77.715425.378
fearmongering (not reassuring)77.617216.130
asexual (not sexual)77.68428.536
🤐 (not 😜)77.514926.445
trash (not treasure)77.07622.257
princess (not queen)76.97423.721
winter (not summer)76.819723.536
classical (not avant-garde)76.614128.638
prudish (not flirtatious)76.610024.728
indiscreet (not tactful)76.65326.537
orderly (not chaotic)76.529227.4346
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.334616.447
selfish (not altruistic)76.227622.4300
vain (not demure)76.225427.0324
works hard (not plays hard)76.144123.8279
serious (not bold)76.110126.5328
work-first (not family-first)75.930224.0224
hypocritical (not equitable)75.918024.462
factual (not poetic)75.723529.533
utilitarian (not decorative)75.721626.743
oblivious (not alert)75.611029.648
stuttering (not rhythmic)75.65325.318
gossiping (not confidential)75.518425.7251
irrelevant (not important)75.51325.282
unfixable (not fixable)75.412824.626
corporate (not freelance)75.419124.815
self-destructive (not self-improving)75.325727.332
tight (not loose)75.335429.630
pensive (not serene)75.322120.932
quarrelsome (not warm)75.035221.7325
impatient (not patient)74.941322.295
insulting (not complimentary)74.825424.764
frugal (not lavish)74.719126.6290
exaggerating (not factual)74.530926.931
obsessed (not aloof)74.329927.5307
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)74.342423.039
bored (not interested)74.13126.527
statist (not anarchist)74.114828.678
rural (not urban)74.011626.886
🐴 (not 🦄)74.027029.740
🎩 (not 🧢)74.038330.752
proper (not scandalous)73.928625.9183
politically correct (not edgy)73.816028.6331
spiritual (not skeptical)73.69128.8289
hurried (not leisurely)73.417924.2221
non-gamer (not gamer)73.437433.925
water (not fire)73.416422.527
hard-work (not natural-talent)73.429721.645
hypochondriac (not stoic)73.310227.322
privileged (not oppressed)73.355526.929
preppy (not punk rock)73.244525.927
psychopath (not empath)73.226122.531
apprentice (not master)73.214927.2107
stingy (not generous)73.122921.636
enslaved (not emancipated)73.05625.8294
twitchy (not still)73.035025.746
builder (not explorer)72.915719.8228
intellectual (not physical)72.854526.2312
cold (not warm)72.729422.4313
unobservant (not perceptive)72.75431.826
chatty (not reserved)72.640131.1362
🤖 (not 👻)72.415127.631
scholarly (not crafty)72.318228.9246
ignorant (not knowledgeable)72.312024.825
gloomy (not sunny)72.138428.521
chortling (not giggling)72.132726.016
jealous (not compersive)72.028623.6279
Swedish (not Italian)71.913924.833
predictable (not quirky)71.915030.834
political (not nonpolitical)71.833627.1281
opinionated (not neutral)71.894133.648
scientific (not artistic)71.739823.2303
literal (not metaphorical)71.725930.7321
gendered (not androgynous)71.796132.177
earth (not air)71.732227.426
traumatized (not flourishing)71.644427.627
miserable (not joyful)71.639226.750
poisonous (not nurturing)71.529020.171
dispassionate (not romantic)71.511928.634
stubborn (not accommodating)71.572428.042
trusting (not charming)71.410920.0278
cheesy (not chic)71.431031.131
often crying (not never cries)71.423926.330
diligent (not lazy)71.3111125.0347
desperate (not high standards)71.317631.550
outsider (not insider)71.224728.5173
slovenly (not stylish)71.217022.9296
philosophical (not real)71.08927.6163
💀 (not 🎃)70.933228.243
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.948329.854
on-time (not tardy)70.965829.233
salacious (not wholesome)70.730427.249
🏌 (not 🤺)70.46030.663
ludicrous (not sensible)70.026731.6330
English (not German)70.084429.523
lost (not enlightened)70.029329.824
bitter (not sweet)69.938021.9301
racist (not egalitarian)69.89824.938
oxymoron (not tautology)69.88825.513
not introspective (not introspective)69.711431.172
deranged (not reasonable)69.730029.850
linear (not circular)69.612627.621
official (not backdoor)69.524132.0238
long-winded (not concise)69.518330.819
self-disciplined (not disorganized)69.481728.0308
📉 (not 📈)69.46329.256
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.310632.724
submissive (not dominant)69.223129.5357
low IQ (not high IQ)69.19724.4334
Roman (not Greek)69.112927.318
reactive (not proactive)69.119528.024
average (not deviant)69.013631.4191
metrosexual (not macho)69.042527.423
perverted (not clean)68.926925.732
neat (not messy)68.964128.2182
OCD (not ADHD)68.955030.431
sober (not indulgent)68.825531.3335
haunted (not blissful)68.865625.332
old (not young)68.736319.4314
sheeple (not conspiracist)68.55632.7174
soulless (not soulful)68.420422.859
🎨 (not 🏀)68.366926.938
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)68.222832.553
businesslike (not chivalrous)68.240324.535
villainous (not heroic)67.922317.1338
rough (not smooth)67.935226.5296
persistent (not quitter)67.9135431.760
mad (not glad)67.750025.152
motivated (not unmotivated)67.7122125.223
French (not Russian)67.638023.424
thrifty (not extravagant)67.635923.532
apathetic (not curious)67.48426.6309
ironic (not profound)67.426231.622
😈 (not 😇)67.342827.261
🤣 (not 😊)67.226431.846
well behaved (not mischievous)66.935130.8293
depressed (not bright)66.930123.9322
freak (not normie)66.947831.133
cat person (not dog person)66.937227.927
rock (not rap)66.8103625.619
focused on the future (not focused on the present)66.621727.8275
pacifist (not ferocious)66.328128.5294
muddy (not washed)66.225731.632
🧠 (not 💪)66.181621.661
domestic (not industrial)65.927628.047
🥾 (not 👟)65.839329.251
shy (not playful)65.415325.1276
dry (not moist)65.434034.932
straightforward (not cryptic)65.369231.1287
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.240934.5284
unpolished (not eloquent)65.232828.0357
cocky (not timid)64.988431.350
sorrowful (not cheery)64.863126.6322
concrete (not abstract)64.851432.360
manicured (not scruffy)64.682029.6251
reasoned (not instinctual)64.331531.0292
studious (not goof-off)64.387934.180
driven (not unambitious)64.2128729.1276
crazy (not sane)64.252725.252
overprepared (not efficient)64.210130.622
insecure (not confident)63.924233.8304
cautious (not impulsive)63.851631.4319
workaholic (not slacker)63.8107928.647
distant (not touchy-feely)63.459330.933
🤔 (not 🤫)63.349232.753
refined (not rugged)63.168826.6309
pronatalist (not child free)63.127234.2231
consistent (not variable)63.161833.725
monastic (not hedonist)63.020633.045
sad (not happy)62.869424.8309
rude (not respectful)62.741628.5297
libertarian (not socialist)62.735931.6253
sickly (not healthy)62.722625.0290
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)62.748830.968
autistic (not neurotypical)62.510228.2279
civilized (not barbaric)62.489428.3305
demonic (not angelic)62.344623.2276
thick (not thin)62.338228.9192
dramatic (not comedic)62.387733.233
bold (not shy)62.2122429.1350
lewd (not tasteful)62.232128.0290
hoarder (not unprepared)62.266329.6165
folksy (not presidential)62.146129.118
logical (not emotional)62.045833.9330
existentialist (not nihilist)61.863128.940
chaste (not lustful)61.638830.3321
helpless (not resourceful)61.513630.946
🤑 (not 🤠)61.544134.752
loud (not quiet)61.068332.3296
whippersnapper (not sage)60.944825.717
reclusive (not social)60.849030.386
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)60.855528.843
devoted (not unfaithful)60.8124828.227
extreme (not moderate)60.783833.6292
human (not animalistic)60.5101929.2266
entitled (not grateful)60.462930.136
cruel (not kind)60.231822.9306
genuine (not sarcastic)60.262428.9305
gregarious (not private)60.142232.0301
dramatic (not no-nonsense)60.065535.985
tailor (not blacksmith)60.081731.924
roundabout (not direct)59.922233.6300
centrist (not radical)59.936033.728
vengeful (not forgiving)59.765426.5316
rational (not whimsical)59.775533.1316
jaded (not innocent)59.793028.833
innocent (not worldly)59.630929.0327
moody (not stable)59.692330.2321
slugabed (not go-getter)59.610629.754
wavering (not resolute)59.620431.650
competitive (not cooperative)59.586830.7321
deep (not epic)59.542226.320
rustic (not cultured)59.339229.633
meek (not bossy)59.233531.2319
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)59.258430.7294
cannibal (not vegan)59.059627.223
literary (not mathematical)58.880632.3297
analysis (not common sense)58.868732.935
paranoid (not naive)58.878031.633
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)58.760031.1285
cynical (not gullible)58.788333.931
self-assured (not self-conscious)58.598734.7291
angry (not good-humored)58.155224.4295
juvenile (not mature)58.157830.949
resigned (not resistant)58.011333.1294
sensitive (not thick-skinned)58.057133.0432
cunning (not honorable)57.653728.7337
valedictorian (not drop out)57.498331.949
passive (not assertive)57.330230.0285
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.356431.220
white knight (not bad boy)57.383827.129
exhibitionist (not bashful)57.289635.347
theoretical (not empirical)57.128234.5311
picky (not always down)57.178933.228
western (not eastern)57.0101130.360
yes-man (not contrarian)57.038836.930
hard (not soft)56.980732.9307
slothful (not active)56.917228.0283
ambitious (not realistic)56.988033.629
stoic (not expressive)56.853832.9324
open-book (not secretive)56.844233.533
two-faced (not one-faced)56.746834.835
suspicious (not trusting)56.680631.1310
loyal (not traitorous)56.3125630.3307
jealous (not opinionated)56.022432.627
permanent (not transient)55.979531.975
pointed (not random)55.9117934.528
pack rat (not minimalist)55.556535.038
guarded (not open)55.1119031.2283
precise (not vague)55.1105932.7168
objective (not subjective)55.057032.346
exuberant (not subdued)55.089533.522
debased (not pure)54.968230.7298
straight (not queer)54.9126832.691
idealist (not realist)54.768033.542
lowbrow (not highbrow)54.643130.7283
arcane (not mainstream)54.684435.5301
generalist (not specialist)54.640931.542
overachiever (not underachiever)54.1128436.924
doer (not thinker)54.0105236.037
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.940634.7215
sleepy (not frenzied)53.914430.620
flimsy (not sturdy)53.742335.620
masculine (not feminine)53.697025.6333
goth (not flower child)53.354727.329
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.2104431.627
lover (not fighter)53.177432.631
demanding (not unchallenging)53.0130538.240
indie (not pop)52.9105333.638
orange (not purple)52.876732.1229
plastic (not wooden)52.733838.429
frank (not sugarcoated)52.6129435.624
gracious (not feisty)52.542229.6367
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.377830.254
triggered (not trolling)52.3116035.924
unemotional (not emotional)52.243036.824
involved (not remote)51.9131034.1308
reliable (not experimental)51.890531.521
extrovert (not introvert)51.796533.5310
hard (not soft)51.691931.937
prideful (not envious)51.6138936.141
unlucky (not fortunate)51.588628.7335
zany (not regular)51.595833.559
hesitant (not decisive)51.445131.5311
genocidal (not not genocidal)51.444931.435
communal (not individualist)51.358230.640
machiavellian (not transparent)51.381328.621
🐿 (not 🦇)51.297338.953
flamboyant (not modest)51.174534.5317
vulnerable (not armoured)51.160429.6291
poorly-written (not believable)51.18330.819
pessimistic (not optimistic)51.085531.6307
poor (not rich)50.866325.5312
disreputable (not prestigious)50.360828.1196
ranged (not melee)50.3107029.029
🐒 (not 🐩)50.577537.143
fantastical (not realistic)50.570938.424

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 (0.822)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (0.815)
  3. Frank Burns (0.801)
  4. Petunia Dursley (0.793)
  5. Sam Healy (0.776)
  6. Polonius (0.735)
  7. Ashley Barrett (0.715)
  8. Walter Stratford (0.715)
  9. Principal Vernon (0.711)
  10. James Norrington (0.68)
  1. Angela Montenegro (-0.622)
  2. Han Lue (-0.62)
  3. Amanita Caplan (-0.619)
  4. Lady Sybil Crawley (-0.616)
  5. Jack Dawson (-0.612)
  6. Nymphadora Tonks (-0.609)
  7. Nairobi (-0.605)
  8. Robin Hood (-0.603)
  9. Robin Buckley (-0.598)
  10. Spike Spiegel (-0.586)

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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