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Little John Personality Statistics

Little John is a character from Robin Hood. 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
loyal (not traitorous)95.3277.4117
tall (not short)90.92914.4132
thick (not thin)90.41712.8119
heroic (not villainous)89.510512.6130
first-mate (not captain)89.22214.1134
kind (not cruel)88.812413.4123
chill (not offended)88.5815.611
warm (not cold)88.45014.8129
folksy (not presidential)88.079.821
good-humored (not angry)87.56313.4124
soulful (not soulless)87.512113.5311
fixable (not unfixable)86.8510.214
loveable (not punchable)85.97220.515
egalitarian (not racist)85.522915.867
open-book (not secretive)85.42712.822
altruistic (not selfish)85.26514.8131
wholesome (not salacious)85.17918.553
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)85.17211.359
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)84.25119.789
loose (not tight)83.73711.918
reliable (not experimental)83.76523.211
funny (not humorless)83.612316.8141
nurturing (not poisonous)83.414013.4134
sweet (not bitter)82.99214.9139
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)82.98821.4117
simple (not complicated)82.61117.8125
provincial (not cosmopolitan)82.32823.5130
poor (not rich)82.24916.6125
cheery (not sorrowful)82.16118.3127
pure (not debased)82.09017.8121
straightforward (not cryptic)81.76820.4137
scruffy (not manicured)81.612016.7119
treasure (not trash)81.530521.278
💪 (not 🧠)81.35717.888
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)81.226220.624
oppressed (not privileged)81.24313.516
disarming (not creepy)81.110917.9152
glad (not mad)80.96617.373
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.85723.7105
democratic (not authoritarian)80.74122.5120
accepting (not judgemental)80.39420.6122
🐿 (not 🦇)80.39917.748
gendered (not androgynous)80.146325.5153
rugged (not refined)79.911821.1133
masculine (not feminine)79.931919.3147
outlaw (not sheriff)79.819222.7133
honorable (not cunning)79.813821.8170
unambiguous (not mysterious)79.76721.7147
believable (not poorly-written)79.725220.522
angelic (not demonic)79.615317.3129
rural (not urban)79.65722.3110
🥾 (not 👟)79.611321.071
physical (not intellectual)79.68621.4135
warm (not quarrelsome)79.69617.1133
😇 (not 😈)79.514520.776
leisurely (not hurried)79.45020.8116
equitable (not hypocritical)79.27818.0293
low-tech (not high-tech)79.19318.1125
joyful (not miserable)79.08520.970
🌟 (not 💩)78.836325.866
😀 (not 😭)78.77421.772
compersive (not jealous)78.66717.3107
flourishing (not traumatized)78.62823.417
🤠 (not 🤑)78.513323.363
lighthearted (not intense)77.95425.119
happy (not sad)77.86418.9120
humble (not arrogant)77.613721.0123
crafty (not scholarly)77.621019.3114
luddite (not technophile)77.45821.2109
sunny (not gloomy)77.316221.722
slow-talking (not fast-talking)77.34515.814
complimentary (not insulting)77.116622.2282
respectful (not rude)77.126621.0136
freelance (not corporate)76.727927.013
family-first (not work-first)76.622722.5118
💝 (not 💔)76.413523.590
lenient (not strict)76.213719.0121
🥰 (not 🙃)76.111330.2109
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)76.12819.416
playful (not serious)75.716523.0111
frugal (not lavish)75.713420.1115
vibrant (not geriatric)75.732223.516
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.216126.755
persistent (not quitter)74.888824.260
relaxed (not tense)74.85023.8113
emancipated (not enslaved)74.826224.1135
drop out (not valedictorian)74.814418.460
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)74.69927.461
😜 (not 🤐)74.521721.452
cooperative (not competitive)74.414224.6103
soft (not hard)74.217923.5119
communal (not individualist)74.14826.4313
slovenly (not stylish)74.011222.8107
🐘 (not 🐀)73.912525.9102
open-minded (not close-minded)73.621822.1118
important (not irrelevant)73.663422.1107
backdoor (not official)73.622326.0138
mighty (not puny)73.245528.1138
unpolished (not eloquent)72.717322.7126
forgiving (not vengeful)72.723824.5117
artistic (not scientific)72.621919.4119
clumsy (not coordinated)72.615923.3123
soft (not hard)72.519822.7335
unassuming (not pretentious)72.59624.261
beta (not alpha)72.219428.3155
goof-off (not studious)72.220322.863
involved (not remote)72.138524.6100
self-improving (not self-destructive)72.116316.411
slow (not fast)71.96019.3113
melee (not ranged)71.96624.414
healthy (not sickly)71.751524.0169
historical (not modern)71.622526.9102
curious (not apathetic)71.536822.9123
demure (not vain)71.516621.0132
lowbrow (not highbrow)71.48825.8122
charismatic (not uninspiring)71.357727.9114
genuine (not sarcastic)71.328427.5122
messy (not neat)71.321020.4128
resourceful (not helpless)71.272926.7313
efficient (not overprepared)71.230225.017
gregarious (not private)71.118525.4128
bold (not serious)71.129821.5120
trusting (not suspicious)71.018425.5122
🧢 (not 🎩)70.926931.165
open to new experinces (not uncreative)70.950526.0114
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.732224.5322
apprentice (not master)70.616327.1154
codependent (not independent)70.617727.7126
intimate (not formal)70.321722.894
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.331322.463
western (not eastern)69.820025.581
street-smart (not sheltered)69.746626.5105
optimistic (not pessimistic)69.727928.3106
sturdy (not flimsy)69.651428.822
musical (not off-key)69.417129.118
playful (not shy)69.355828.7106
🐒 (not 🐩)69.221726.155
😎 (not 🧐)68.933429.573
trolling (not triggered)68.912821.717
circular (not linear)68.813121.017
English (not German)68.766431.615
spontaneous (not scheduled)68.431829.4123
existentialist (not nihilist)68.323923.5221
liberal (not conservative)68.339729.362
brave (not careful)68.145627.0122
disorganized (not self-disciplined)68.118424.0103
sporty (not bookish)68.126627.1144
romantic (not dispassionate)68.154324.318
social (not reclusive)67.837625.598
submissive (not dominant)67.521222.9116
legit (not scrub)67.465827.379
stable (not moody)67.313525.3110
literary (not mathematical)67.335621.1105
focused on the present (not focused on the future)67.021925.0143
bright (not depressed)66.932025.8117
mild (not spicy)66.619223.8125
vanilla (not kinky)66.531926.5109
interesting (not tiresome)66.458526.9108
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)66.448829.5127
expressive (not stoic)66.345428.6121
confidential (not gossiping)66.260424.9129
emotional (not logical)66.040427.3153
meek (not bossy)66.017622.7128
bold (not shy)65.990528.0114
open (not guarded)65.812827.4101
flexible (not rigid)65.821327.1113
awkward (not suspicious)65.621528.2102
👻 (not 🤖)65.629423.250
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.440125.413
vegan (not cannibal)65.335431.117
extrovert (not introvert)65.149829.5122
utilitarian (not decorative)65.050628.0287
chatty (not reserved)64.944129.3104
oblivious (not alert)64.821926.967
consistent (not variable)64.744126.012
dunce (not genius)64.617321.6154
beautiful (not ugly)64.682325.4338
exuberant (not subdued)64.647427.318
jock (not nerd)64.434027.5118
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.459529.161
💃 (not 🧕)64.455026.082
punk rock (not preppy)64.434022.515
sleepy (not frenzied)64.23420.816
aloof (not obsessed)64.06124.2130
straight (not queer)64.084027.9115
feminist (not sexist)64.066225.170
resolute (not wavering)64.063128.759
🤡 (not 👽)64.021628.448
pacifist (not ferocious)63.825924.1128
theist (not atheist)63.724427.4254
domestic (not industrial)63.329027.4303
reasonable (not deranged)63.151126.758
low IQ (not high IQ)63.011022.4123
orange (not purple)62.430328.698
resistant (not resigned)62.176130.1129
devout (not heathen)62.044127.3105
dorky (not cool)61.938529.351
poetic (not factual)61.930622.613
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.741328.086
juvenile (not mature)61.641326.2323
blacksmith (not tailor)61.629626.814
instinctual (not reasoned)61.552529.2140
🐮 (not 🐷)61.439726.283
mischievous (not well behaved)61.360827.1119
arcane (not mainstream)61.348229.0113
generalist (not specialist)61.116328.6281
modest (not flamboyant)61.051630.4125
vague (not precise)61.019722.6107
🤺 (not 🏌)61.078028.770
📈 (not 📉)61.061328.264
slacker (not workaholic)60.920224.0313
innocent (not worldly)60.724431.0123
down2earth (not head@clouds)60.751733.8126
Swedish (not Italian)60.732741.79
minimalist (not pack rat)60.643328.570
low self esteem (not narcissistic)60.628521.825
chaste (not lustful)60.535227.2107
subjective (not objective)60.432728.2237
sane (not crazy)60.441925.550
stinky (not fresh)60.424327.895
macho (not metrosexual)60.432530.311
whimsical (not rational)60.337531.5126
moderate (not extreme)60.327126.2136
penny-pincher (not overspender)60.252129.994
French (not Russian)60.056319.06
anarchist (not statist)59.839329.180
child free (not pronatalist)59.765929.8116
patient (not impatient)59.731630.1147
trusting (not charming)59.534328.2115
zany (not regular)59.557126.175
🛌 (not 🧗)59.427829.9117
socialist (not libertarian)59.312133.0116
😏 (not 😬)59.251530.346
indulgent (not sober)59.052929.8122
attractive (not repulsive)58.985325.5129
fortunate (not unlucky)58.840625.5126
sensible (not ludicrous)58.761325.8112
tasteful (not lewd)58.670424.4122
calm (not anxious)58.636228.6102
chaotic (not orderly)58.448025.9127
confident (not insecure)58.480429.9124
rhythmic (not stuttering)58.383128.117
deep (not shallow)58.266926.576
spontaneous (not deliberate)58.034030.4114
real (not philosophical)57.973129.4137
go-getter (not slugabed)57.7102628.947
literal (not metaphorical)57.668530.5120
classical (not avant-garde)57.659128.5281
chortling (not giggling)57.169834.710
charming (not awkward)57.071030.5122
cautious (not impulsive)57.053629.2116
civilized (not barbaric)57.079325.1136
hesitant (not decisive)57.026127.2110
outsider (not insider)57.054932.2114
explorer (not builder)57.052029.2101
permanent (not transient)57.059430.9121
hedonist (not monastic)57.056131.648
self-assured (not self-conscious)56.982930.3127
🐐 (not 🦒)56.972133.091
whippersnapper (not sage)56.749424.316
loud (not quiet)56.659130.7118
passive (not assertive)56.625129.4144
sensitive (not thick-skinned)56.647325.6116
competent (not incompetent)56.595730.1142
perceptive (not unobservant)56.599228.022
young (not old)56.471423.5127
unprepared (not hoarder)56.331225.9108
indiscreet (not tactful)56.329429.065
idealist (not realist)56.249930.6329
foolish (not wise)56.144925.3125
edgy (not politically correct)56.165926.4106
🥳 (not 🥴)56.040433.953
multicolored (not monochrome)55.951433.3275
biased (not impartial)55.889927.197
astonishing (not methodical)55.537127.3110
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')55.323029.583
unorthodox (not traditional)55.264830.7320
skeptical (not spiritual)55.087428.8122
gracious (not feisty)55.028631.4127
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.752727.4104
armoured (not vulnerable)54.677127.8120
pro (not noob)54.691727.660
ignorant (not knowledgeable)54.630324.322
prestigious (not disreputable)54.576627.3105
rebellious (not obedient)54.474432.7121
😊 (not 🤣)54.472533.772
basic (not hipster)54.376828.9109
sheeple (not conspiracist)54.328429.0106
repetitive (not varied)54.174327.2123
Greek (not Roman)54.145828.912
morning lark (not night owl)54.042128.3123
practical (not imaginative)53.776931.6141
empirical (not theoretical)53.571632.292
direct (not roundabout)53.589330.8107
human (not animalistic)53.390529.4104
proper (not scandalous)53.359928.0110
🤔 (not 🤫)53.375432.457
creative (not conventional)53.266429.5129
plays hard (not works hard)53.237925.5130
neurotypical (not autistic)53.1106227.4104
driven (not unambitious)53.1115630.2126
average (not deviant)53.142325.7102
extraordinary (not mundane)53.089528.6122
introspective (not not introspective)53.084430.678
enlightened (not lost)52.854028.021
weird (not normal)52.577625.4115
diligent (not lazy)52.4111925.5124
hunter (not gatherer)52.267625.016
rough (not smooth)52.060730.5116
🦄 (not 🐴)51.954433.753
concrete (not abstract)51.376728.659
dry (not moist)51.364327.38
nonpolitical (not political)51.151432.5108
tame (not wild)51.050927.9143
slothful (not active)50.219227.1136

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Rubeus Hagrid (0.858)
  2. Kristoff (0.843)
  3. Pumbaa (0.805)
  4. Sallah (0.776)
  5. Helsinki (0.725)
  1. Coriolanus Snow (-0.679)
  2. Major Arnold Toht (-0.663)
  3. Lau (-0.653)
  4. Mr. Burns (-0.646)
  5. Jan Levinson (-0.636)

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: ENTP (r = 0.58)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.58)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.56)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.54)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.46)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.45)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.33)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.3)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.23)
  10. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.18)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.16)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.02)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.04)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.1)
  15. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.11)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.2)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.24)
  18. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.26)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.28)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.37)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.42)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.44)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.47)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.51)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.58)


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