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Shawn Spencer Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Shawn Spencer is a character from Psych.

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
perceptive (not unobservant)98.913.434
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)98.433.825
main character (not side character)97.4265.514
funny (not humorless)97.314.026
chatty (not reserved)96.5117.337
goof-off (not studious)96.037.127
dramatic (not no-nonsense)95.877.530
unorthodox (not traditional)95.538.728
freelance (not corporate)95.497.829
playful (not serious)95.336.727
bold (not shy)95.34114.228
loud (not quiet)95.3196.127
spontaneous (not scheduled)95.2139.734
charismatic (not uninspiring)95.297.031
wild (not tame)94.8107.233
chaotic (not orderly)94.6129.624
imaginative (not practical)94.358.428
rebellious (not obedient)94.3317.932
tardy (not on-time)94.129.035
impulsive (not cautious)94.0209.623
extrovert (not introvert)93.5278.829
playful (not shy)93.33914.526
cocky (not timid)93.3468.739
creative (not conventional)93.1169.121
exuberant (not subdued)93.11310.331
lenient (not strict)92.8416.424
sarcastic (not genuine)92.6129.929
crafty (not scholarly)92.518.925
open to new experinces (not uncreative)92.34510.330
summer (not winter)92.3118.140
flirtatious (not prudish)92.13212.135
bold (not serious)91.869.850
🐒 (not 🐩)91.4214.934
😜 (not 🤐)91.44623.625
stubborn (not accommodating)90.78910.127
expressive (not monotone)90.76515.042
fantastical (not realistic)90.6228.735
head@clouds (not down2earth)90.5199.920
expressive (not stoic)90.44317.924
💃 (not 🧕)90.46513.823
mischievous (not well behaved)90.211616.943
spontaneous (not deliberate)90.21319.631
good-humored (not angry)90.24111.323
quirky (not predictable)90.11414.544
extraordinary (not mundane)89.47314.227
impatient (not patient)89.07920.927
resourceful (not helpless)88.820012.230
social (not reclusive)88.85918.941
zany (not regular)88.73915.528
🤣 (not 😊)88.6917.922
loose (not tight)88.61022.240
flamboyant (not modest)88.56517.125
curious (not apathetic)88.43617.234
sunny (not gloomy)88.26815.129
😀 (not 😭)88.11313.627
backdoor (not official)88.03320.422
exhibitionist (not bashful)88.03317.942
explorer (not builder)87.92414.833
opinionated (not neutral)87.724914.839
vibrant (not geriatric)87.68016.847
exaggerating (not factual)87.66916.037
juvenile (not mature)87.45417.738
interrupting (not attentive)87.45415.119
important (not irrelevant)87.128110.322
trolling (not triggered)87.1720.735
cheery (not sorrowful)87.05010.841
plays hard (not works hard)86.63615.634
charming (not trusting)86.52315.533
high IQ (not low IQ)86.538020.730
conspiracist (not sheeple)86.46512.330
intimate (not formal)86.41010.625
interesting (not tiresome)86.38915.827
weird (not normal)86.211312.719
whimsical (not rational)86.25515.124
glad (not mad)86.2399.818
fast-talking (not slow-talking)86.19815.928
gregarious (not private)86.03917.238
twitchy (not still)85.87816.747
multicolored (not monochrome)85.76021.821
🦄 (not 🐴)85.77320.818
self-assured (not self-conscious)85.47120.327
relaxed (not tense)85.02519.332
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.021916.130
ludicrous (not sensible)84.75518.430
😏 (not 😬)84.56320.830
ambitious (not realistic)84.512119.635
👻 (not 🤖)84.42223.721
messy (not neat)84.38720.222
anarchist (not statist)84.06412.519
drop out (not valedictorian)84.06820.847
outlaw (not sheriff)83.919325.220
deviant (not average)83.812514.034
lighthearted (not intense)83.82621.040
long-winded (not concise)83.81420.434
egalitarian (not racist)83.748316.326
ADHD (not OCD)83.77326.630
charming (not awkward)83.616222.730
decisive (not hesitant)83.624116.724
feisty (not gracious)83.319711.527
protagonist (not antagonist)83.225824.045
competitive (not cooperative)83.135021.428
confident (not insecure)83.027020.823
circular (not linear)82.9517.335
narcissistic (not low self esteem)82.920819.846
cheesy (not chic)82.87414.246
edgy (not politically correct)82.514517.124
bright (not depressed)82.56815.024
sexual (not asexual)82.531018.734
treasure (not trash)82.441819.830
modern (not historical)82.310215.732
master (not apprentice)82.236112.933
🐿 (not 🦇)82.211518.819
prideful (not envious)82.29518.036
bossy (not meek)82.142417.438
rhythmic (not stuttering)82.019618.336
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.914220.114
warm (not cold)81.720919.829
emancipated (not enslaved)81.513819.430
vain (not demure)81.415523.522
lover (not fighter)81.411810.934
heathen (not devout)81.36411.121
scandalous (not proper)81.122522.429
😎 (not 🧐)81.119422.434
moist (not dry)81.12712.930
optimistic (not pessimistic)81.013817.631
flexible (not rigid)81.05325.022
roundabout (not direct)80.91521.317
fortunate (not unlucky)80.84125.533
extreme (not moderate)80.836325.921
experimental (not reliable)80.713326.440
indulgent (not sober)80.618720.227
resistant (not resigned)80.514625.922
leisurely (not hurried)80.55817.723
🥳 (not 🥴)80.34526.330
joyful (not miserable)80.212118.932
spicy (not mild)80.131623.128
abstract (not concrete)80.17022.028
atheist (not theist)80.115125.018
ironic (not profound)79.82618.542
happy (not sad)79.88419.426
slacker (not workaholic)79.88416.734
analysis (not common sense)79.814724.536
kind (not cruel)79.555319.825
spelunker (not claustrophobic)79.56518.227
chill (not offended)79.57021.740
natural-talent (not hard-work)79.42825.035
epic (not deep)79.45314.644
urban (not rural)79.327418.928
night owl (not morning lark)79.229425.122
avant-garde (not classical)79.26524.133
cosmopolitan (not provincial)79.112217.218
soulful (not soulless)79.156224.029
attractive (not repulsive)79.062123.134
hedonist (not monastic)78.8736.715
🧠 (not 💪)78.848223.837
gendered (not androgynous)78.769322.522
frenzied (not sleepy)78.732923.730
English (not German)78.639324.337
always down (not picky)78.62025.232
rugged (not refined)78.518721.031
beautiful (not ugly)78.581417.328
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)78.512821.917
chosen one (not everyman)78.513319.726
dog person (not cat person)78.515923.235
liberal (not conservative)78.426726.127
brave (not careful)78.330923.526
crazy (not sane)78.223315.936
🎃 (not 💀)78.111024.537
fire (not water)78.138919.336
🤠 (not 🤑)78.123625.824
demanding (not unchallenging)78.061125.733
fast (not slow)77.940422.124
metaphorical (not literal)77.94219.628
individualist (not communal)77.830827.028
romantic (not dispassionate)77.839120.634
arrogant (not humble)77.739121.622
young (not old)77.751112.934
gamer (not non-gamer)77.713517.929
street-smart (not sheltered)77.544020.421
varied (not repetitive)77.51725.337
👟 (not 🥾)77.513527.230
folksy (not presidential)77.515223.333
radical (not centrist)77.513924.248
disorganized (not self-disciplined)77.414122.127
gossiping (not confidential)77.417521.736
involved (not remote)77.232028.125
overspender (not penny-pincher)77.216823.934
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.116029.619
💝 (not 💔)77.119625.121
🌟 (not 💩)77.168023.029
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)76.929714.822
bad-cook (not good-cook)76.914824.428
jealous (not compersive)76.922223.519
western (not eastern)76.912726.117
efficient (not overprepared)76.714223.333
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)76.650323.533
cryptic (not straightforward)76.54329.227
persistent (not quitter)76.5124429.733
believable (not poorly-written)76.458422.134
giggling (not chortling)76.16230.330
freak (not normie)76.126817.227
random (not pointed)75.910028.836
lewd (not tasteful)75.612417.221
🤺 (not 🏌)75.654123.424
genius (not dunce)75.648917.332
chivalrous (not businesslike)75.515922.642
devoted (not unfaithful)75.5100123.834
idealist (not realist)75.221230.924
scruffy (not manicured)75.127319.730
instinctual (not reasoned)75.133228.728
focused on the present (not focused on the future)75.09931.217
alpha (not beta)75.059920.936
heroic (not villainous)74.878220.534
🥵 (not 🥶)74.820024.633
entitled (not grateful)74.837818.130
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.662023.222
moody (not stable)74.254424.126
captain (not first-mate)74.247127.822
lustful (not chaste)74.135519.431
perverted (not clean)73.921215.833
open-minded (not close-minded)73.933423.933
worldly (not innocent)73.863820.734
comedic (not dramatic)73.711725.638
📈 (not 📉)73.525023.527
flower child (not goth)73.352220.326
self-destructive (not self-improving)73.134523.144
🤡 (not 👽)73.113830.234
child free (not pronatalist)73.038227.032
deranged (not reasonable)73.029316.118
dominant (not submissive)72.872529.931
biased (not impartial)72.844525.927
privileged (not oppressed)72.865515.429
interested (not bored)72.756028.135
poetic (not factual)72.518524.943
clumsy (not coordinated)72.422425.035
loyal (not traitorous)72.3106923.829
unprepared (not hoarder)72.39732.033
variable (not consistent)72.211729.542
badass (not weakass)72.189820.242
cunning (not honorable)72.033228.531
healthy (not sickly)71.775023.320
democratic (not authoritarian)71.732026.726
pack rat (not minimalist)71.616527.731
flimsy (not sturdy)71.613020.535
specialist (not generalist)71.333431.031
whippersnapper (not sage)71.117629.134
punk rock (not preppy)71.137926.037
artistic (not scientific)70.839533.725
pro (not noob)70.791825.124
emotional (not unemotional)70.778723.940
🐐 (not 🦒)70.727727.516
sweet (not bitter)70.643421.629
disarming (not creepy)70.670723.722
lavish (not frugal)70.536427.225
hipster (not basic)70.518726.122
smooth (not rough)70.529525.435
barbaric (not civilized)70.321214.025
nonpolitical (not political)70.317328.720
transient (not permanent)70.311423.319
jaded (not innocent)70.371523.843
trendy (not vintage)70.215928.229
astonishing (not methodical)69.920532.034
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.813325.425
kinky (not vanilla)69.742424.618
masculine (not feminine)69.282222.825
lazy (not diligent)68.87922.921
opinionated (not jealous)68.886330.338
machiavellian (not transparent)68.742028.238
soft (not hard)68.642121.131
soft (not hard)68.542623.227
straight (not queer)68.198124.934
selfish (not altruistic)68.046621.130
assertive (not passive)67.992630.616
rock (not rap)67.7115129.736
armoured (not vulnerable)67.472227.818
rude (not respectful)67.338223.721
🧢 (not 🎩)67.252335.537
skeptical (not spiritual)67.090332.426
unpolished (not eloquent)67.032529.926
disreputable (not prestigious)66.826836.420
doer (not thinker)66.769932.733
philosophical (not real)66.516630.634
😈 (not 😇)66.251925.436
love-focused (not money-focused)66.297420.534
contrarian (not yes-man)66.164736.845
intellectual (not physical)66.085832.429
codependent (not independent)65.932125.635
touchy-feely (not distant)65.843432.139
cannibal (not vegan)65.549926.032
complicated (not simple)65.289426.323
vague (not precise)65.018926.024
indiscreet (not tactful)64.724334.823
loveable (not punchable)64.781727.440
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)64.753330.630
French (not Russian)64.658930.617
alert (not oblivious)64.393934.025
foolish (not wise)64.241726.332
pretentious (not unassuming)64.266030.831
hunter (not gatherer)64.273231.232
oxymoron (not tautology)64.031027.938
cultured (not rustic)63.778329.637
🛌 (not 🧗)63.630735.034
receiving (not giving)63.647028.924
suspicious (not awkward)63.389529.526
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.054828.422
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.031525.340
not introspective (not introspective)62.524030.227
empath (not psychopath)62.496325.638
tailor (not blacksmith)62.387225.935
knowledgeable (not ignorant)62.0115731.534
muddy (not washed)62.039224.739
existentialist (not nihilist)61.973929.316
decorative (not utilitarian)61.936226.524
competent (not incompetent)61.8136531.721
extravagant (not thrifty)61.862833.640
demonic (not angelic)61.753319.925
desperate (not high standards)61.540923.242
poor (not rich)61.352715.819
Italian (not Swedish)61.363028.231
accepting (not judgemental)61.063531.725
melee (not ranged)61.030327.820
short (not tall)60.753618.053
plastic (not wooden)60.623030.831
hypocritical (not equitable)60.557528.632
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.547528.929
reassuring (not fearmongering)60.587028.136
air (not earth)60.328133.437
enlightened (not lost)60.057129.223
secretive (not open-book)59.8104129.439
bad boy (not white knight)59.758624.635
human (not animalistic)59.6124228.925
metrosexual (not macho)59.692527.726
cynical (not gullible)59.2101928.245
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')59.115430.226
underachiever (not overachiever)59.023635.725
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.777935.122
theoretical (not empirical)58.528032.429
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)58.375724.224
unfixable (not fixable)58.347225.837
orange (not purple)58.065632.429
cool (not dorky)58.090430.324
blissful (not haunted)57.542228.730
arcane (not mainstream)57.487932.427
musical (not off-key)57.059829.147
ferocious (not pacifist)56.9104526.717
salacious (not wholesome)56.867326.541
nurturing (not poisonous)56.4107721.718
sporty (not bookish)56.365922.723
pensive (not serene)56.2144430.034
indie (not pop)56.2113831.335
thick (not thin)56.158322.026
🥰 (not 🙃)56.087633.432
suspicious (not trusting)55.895029.325
debased (not pure)55.876129.229
mathematical (not literary)55.857231.317
resolute (not wavering)55.8132730.423
quarrelsome (not warm)55.792927.431
stylish (not slovenly)55.4115026.729
🐀 (not 🐘)55.477035.520
one-faced (not two-faced)55.3120434.634
queen (not princess)55.2111038.333
obsessed (not aloof)54.9126829.228
🤫 (not 🤔)54.950434.427
reactive (not proactive)54.790233.137
outsider (not insider)54.491333.316
low-tech (not high-tech)54.388128.227
shallow (not deep)54.252330.729
🏀 (not 🎨)54.169027.633
naive (not paranoid)54.055527.536
open (not guarded)53.940030.625
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.895330.621
active (not slothful)53.6165131.125
objective (not subjective)53.675935.426
inspiring (not cringeworthy)53.5112324.622
technophile (not luddite)53.280328.316
feminist (not sexist)53.0132627.629
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.9140322.227
libertarian (not socialist)52.7107535.327
Roman (not Greek)52.694831.321
forgiving (not vengeful)52.596528.431
Coke (not Pepsi)52.495431.530
never cries (not often crying)52.4111026.440
nerd (not jock)52.2112929.432
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.1100228.523
flourishing (not traumatized)52.156226.826
mighty (not puny)52.0141327.823
calm (not anxious)52.074231.629
scrub (not legit)52.037931.030
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)52.072032.236
🐷 (not 🐮)51.959928.327
emotional (not logical)51.8107628.133
autistic (not neurotypical)51.535230.725
motivated (not unmotivated)51.5180932.739
insulting (not complimentary)51.485727.521
go-getter (not slugabed)51.4174336.027
fresh (not stinky)51.3137427.327
family-first (not work-first)51.0102326.526
sugarcoated (not frank)50.939732.831
driven (not unambitious)50.7181931.321
industrial (not domestic)50.4105426.332
generous (not stingy)50.6127526.124

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ferris Bueller (0.882)
  2. Jake Peralta (0.87)
  3. Jack Sparrow (0.853)
  4. Ilana Wexler (0.835)
  5. Peter Jason Quill (0.823)
  6. Peter Venkman (0.82)
  7. Jesper Fahey (0.819)
  8. Richard Castle (0.819)
  9. George Weasley (0.813)
  10. Calvin (0.811)
  1. Peter (-0.598)
  2. Ashley Wilkes (-0.596)
  3. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.587)
  4. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.542)
  5. Michael Groff (-0.536)
  6. Caleb Prior (-0.535)
  7. Frank Vernon (-0.533)
  8. Niko Polastri (-0.529)
  9. Jack Crawford (-0.527)
  10. Dale Harding (-0.527)

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

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


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