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Sheriff of Nottingham Personality Statistics

Sheriff of Nottingham 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
entitled (not grateful)93.7399.126
money-focused (not love-focused)93.71611.922
receiving (not giving)91.92517.421
stingy (not generous)91.82011.826
privileged (not oppressed)90.59111.022
selfish (not altruistic)90.47217.5154
interrupting (not attentive)90.2319.625
arrogant (not humble)89.911317.4123
work-first (not family-first)89.36618.8136
authoritarian (not democratic)89.15319.8126
punchable (not loveable)88.65917.822
debased (not pure)88.35516.5139
stubborn (not accommodating)88.315020.325
biased (not impartial)88.14018.098
extravagant (not thrifty)88.08113.922
thick (not thin)87.92715.0144
impatient (not patient)87.99715.7162
hypocritical (not equitable)87.92716.3314
psychopath (not empath)87.87112.622
cringeworthy (not inspiring)87.52717.2308
ignorant (not knowledgeable)87.51910.922
flamboyant (not modest)87.47514.8146
sexist (not feminist)87.45313.987
villainous (not heroic)87.35720.1122
quarrelsome (not warm)87.311320.2124
close-minded (not open-minded)87.34217.9148
rude (not respectful)86.96319.2129
loud (not quiet)86.814915.6112
cruel (not kind)86.86518.3103
bitter (not sweet)86.89116.1135
bad boy (not white knight)86.86323.115
judgemental (not accepting)86.711921.0126
vengeful (not forgiving)86.314320.8126
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)86.32924.427
suspicious (not trusting)86.211819.1141
exaggerating (not factual)86.28725.813
doer (not thinker)86.25312.629
poisonous (not nurturing)86.110518.7143
repulsive (not attractive)86.02816.9169
extrovert (not introvert)85.612815.3135
💩 (not 🌟)85.63923.247
cunning (not honorable)85.19718.2138
salacious (not wholesome)85.08216.454
intense (not lighthearted)84.820613.721
businesslike (not chivalrous)84.86726.229
bold (not shy)84.747918.5124
demonic (not angelic)84.79114.2134
shallow (not deep)84.73518.762
uncreative (not open to new experinces)84.62221.7120
strict (not lenient)84.512320.0113
scrub (not legit)84.41417.998
bossy (not meek)84.429520.6127
vain (not demure)84.39918.5136
ugly (not beautiful)84.31418.3284
disreputable (not prestigious)84.13322.0116
mischievous (not well behaved)83.827017.9120
competitive (not cooperative)83.429321.9119
antagonist (not protagonist)83.36718.520
stinky (not fresh)83.13720.3117
insulting (not complimentary)83.111322.2300
political (not nonpolitical)82.812524.5127
sarcastic (not genuine)82.810820.9127
jealous (not compersive)82.49719.0115
soulless (not soulful)82.47721.9297
😈 (not 😇)82.217222.464
rigid (not flexible)82.111519.5126
physical (not intellectual)82.07718.6134
fearmongering (not reassuring)82.010619.813
trash (not treasure)81.94724.383
suspicious (not awkward)81.816120.5127
incompetent (not competent)81.83021.4131
demanding (not unchallenging)81.640825.325
feisty (not gracious)81.524118.2124
💔 (not 💝)81.47722.495
jaded (not innocent)81.126215.420
racist (not egalitarian)81.03319.862
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.76624.460
Roman (not Greek)80.71310.415
rich (not poor)80.732318.2123
💪 (not 🧠)80.67224.977
scandalous (not proper)80.521021.7112
creepy (not disarming)80.55123.2140
hard (not soft)80.520222.0267
extreme (not moderate)80.432720.9138
pack rat (not minimalist)80.43421.150
hard (not soft)80.419919.6125
🐐 (not 🦒)80.32321.386
skeptical (not spiritual)80.325522.7107
🙃 (not 🥰)80.310325.099
cannibal (not vegan)80.314521.620
opinionated (not neutral)80.253521.724
ferocious (not pacifist)80.128724.7127
ludicrous (not sensible)80.111021.5111
worldly (not innocent)80.132421.6111
🛌 (not 🧗)80.15123.098
assertive (not passive)80.040023.7126
narcissistic (not low self esteem)79.924327.927
melee (not ranged)79.91428.115
twitchy (not still)79.918420.025
chatty (not reserved)79.727818.6150
moody (not stable)79.630621.2156
indulgent (not sober)79.620125.4130
repetitive (not varied)79.64819.0115
low-tech (not high-tech)79.610420.8111
dunce (not genius)79.55519.7159
cold (not warm)79.517324.2129
bad-cook (not good-cook)79.59421.921
conservative (not liberal)79.49229.667
🤡 (not 👽)79.43826.972
lewd (not tasteful)79.37921.4148
unambiguous (not mysterious)79.29024.4130
foolish (not wise)79.110720.3124
corporate (not freelance)78.914427.520
lustful (not chaste)78.820122.5116
pretentious (not unassuming)78.721227.975
lavish (not frugal)78.517928.2131
offended (not chill)78.421024.522
conventional (not creative)78.111825.0115
cocky (not timid)78.148322.821
two-faced (not one-faced)78.015129.027
jock (not nerd)77.918126.1137
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)77.910924.4135
perverted (not clean)77.913520.721
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)77.97525.927
fire (not water)77.833926.732
deviant (not average)77.726827.1125
🐷 (not 🐮)77.75828.688
masculine (not feminine)77.746022.7131
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.620627.935
animalistic (not human)77.64524.4120
playful (not shy)77.543215.4127
😬 (not 😏)77.57027.772
🤣 (not 😊)77.48420.568
low IQ (not high IQ)77.14120.2136
old (not young)77.020716.1115
angry (not good-humored)77.013622.8116
gossiping (not confidential)77.016224.8119
💀 (not 🎃)77.018728.620
🐴 (not 🦄)76.816826.557
basic (not hipster)76.720726.2121
historical (not modern)76.615826.4108
dorky (not cool)76.516220.858
🦇 (not 🐿)76.514427.470
🤑 (not 🤠)76.417930.671
luddite (not technophile)76.17526.4112
codependent (not independent)75.912525.0120
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.834227.5130
whippersnapper (not sage)75.57521.125
gendered (not androgynous)75.474628.2153
empirical (not theoretical)75.34527.0115
expressive (not stoic)74.932222.9123
traitorous (not loyal)74.912430.2122
deranged (not reasonable)74.821424.462
obsessed (not aloof)74.329427.2131
unfixable (not fixable)74.313529.523
fighter (not lover)74.222229.522
picky (not always down)74.223130.719
exuberant (not subdued)74.131225.222
not introspective (not introspective)74.16729.398
indiscreet (not tactful)74.16926.855
cheesy (not chic)74.123215.916
rough (not smooth)73.920826.1107
crazy (not sane)73.929022.284
crafty (not scholarly)73.735826.9122
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)73.524732.4143
tiresome (not interesting)73.35725.9117
ambitious (not realistic)72.936826.933
lost (not enlightened)72.821327.017
guarded (not open)72.862126.3119
slothful (not active)72.45124.2116
noob (not pro)72.38126.359
driven (not unambitious)72.397126.4115
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.332025.660
lazy (not diligent)72.15527.9131
slow (not fast)72.07225.0130
hedonist (not monastic)71.820128.554
juvenile (not mature)71.727827.5305
individualist (not communal)71.638732.8297
child free (not pronatalist)71.536132.1104
barbaric (not civilized)71.416827.8119
gregarious (not private)71.421824.7105
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.255425.4104
simple (not complicated)71.28728.6115
🥾 (not 👟)71.126731.663
dispassionate (not romantic)71.111824.121
instinctual (not reasoned)71.138226.1121
factual (not poetic)70.933827.921
concrete (not abstract)70.730826.465
expressive (not monotone)70.350326.823
uninspiring (not charismatic)70.16331.6129
drop out (not valedictorian)70.124431.188
unpolished (not eloquent)70.022925.5118
messy (not neat)70.028727.4124
exhibitionist (not bashful)70.042726.922
zany (not regular)69.843226.957
long-winded (not concise)69.816926.220
distant (not touchy-feely)69.839535.314
oblivious (not alert)69.618423.650
mad (not glad)69.343330.866
😭 (not 😀)69.323130.162
weird (not normal)69.348322.7135
unfaithful (not devoted)69.39928.411
🐀 (not 🐘)69.220433.5107
ironic (not profound)69.221524.515
preppy (not punk rock)68.954532.623
dominant (not submissive)68.970530.5131
off-key (not musical)68.728027.116
chortling (not giggling)68.645825.118
literal (not metaphorical)68.438128.3124
charming (not trusting)68.437622.2100
🏀 (not 🎨)68.433632.532
clumsy (not coordinated)68.324225.8107
edgy (not politically correct)68.248128.3105
statist (not anarchist)67.731934.593
genocidal (not not genocidal)67.720530.123
decisive (not hesitant)67.572429.0110
obedient (not rebellious)67.528034.2119
🎩 (not 🧢)67.450933.066
impulsive (not cautious)67.346028.5119
practical (not imaginative)67.357630.0136
pensive (not serene)67.366627.915
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.244132.5122
sheriff (not outlaw)67.142438.3125
weakass (not badass)67.016530.815
paranoid (not naive)66.948428.321
predictable (not quirky)66.926526.622
straightforward (not cryptic)66.761233.7118
tall (not short)66.750628.7148
armoured (not vulnerable)66.761330.1114
claustrophobic (not spelunker)66.514829.326
unemotional (not emotional)66.516934.622
slugabed (not go-getter)66.45528.044
western (not eastern)66.341933.386
tardy (not on-time)66.228929.225
mundane (not extraordinary)66.116130.2114
focused on the present (not focused on the future)66.029632.3135
anxious (not calm)65.954726.4111
heathen (not devout)65.829731.0126
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.645227.181
Italian (not Swedish)65.540127.816
macho (not metrosexual)65.529728.818
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.463331.6108
epic (not deep)65.432218.421
subjective (not objective)65.220833.4256
dog person (not cat person)65.242531.319
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)65.236328.716
traditional (not unorthodox)65.136534.2300
🥴 (not 🥳)65.140628.470
sporty (not bookish)65.037427.7129
goof-off (not studious)65.033728.664
unobservant (not perceptive)64.912832.722
princess (not queen)64.928627.714
real (not philosophical)64.861028.9109
persistent (not quitter)64.8135129.769
pointed (not random)64.888128.918
earth (not air)64.858528.619
English (not German)64.5106736.520
winter (not summer)64.544627.715
cheery (not sorrowful)64.435626.8115
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.426429.4127
wild (not tame)64.468529.3140
social (not reclusive)64.452229.7105
involved (not remote)64.083530.3129
methodical (not astonishing)63.860431.094
formal (not intimate)63.846027.785
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)63.825030.854
builder (not explorer)63.740428.3115
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.446130.7123
flimsy (not sturdy)63.424227.218
secretive (not open-book)63.473431.833
awkward (not charming)63.131827.4114
machiavellian (not transparent)63.145737.915
head@clouds (not down2earth)63.043533.1117
muddy (not washed)63.032032.422
apathetic (not curious)62.813430.8103
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.849735.0124
leisurely (not hurried)62.731229.4110
kinky (not vanilla)62.650930.4112
💃 (not 🧕)62.673931.278
gloomy (not sunny)62.660228.622
rustic (not cultured)62.631232.621
hunter (not gatherer)62.463135.525
industrial (not domestic)62.344430.4258
classical (not avant-garde)62.355831.6242
careful (not brave)62.126225.5128
believable (not poorly-written)62.0123026.631
🥶 (not 🥵)61.935833.221
📉 (not 📈)61.816637.561
everyman (not chosen one)61.839534.318
hoarder (not unprepared)61.664332.690
mainstream (not arcane)61.331833.996
nihilist (not existentialist)61.121329.9231
stuttering (not rhythmic)61.122925.322
spicy (not mild)61.077530.4119
slacker (not workaholic)61.024430.1292
plays hard (not works hard)60.833731.5123
oxymoron (not tautology)60.747725.514
rugged (not refined)60.650429.7115
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.390433.867
Pepsi (not Coke)60.221136.631
radical (not centrist)60.253734.213
humorless (not funny)60.140529.7129
haunted (not blissful)59.887928.827
libertarian (not socialist)59.748437.0121
pop (not indie)59.729924.714
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)59.692035.865
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.544832.7116
dramatic (not comedic)59.491931.419
fantastical (not realistic)59.349131.918
confident (not insecure)59.194833.5128
direct (not roundabout)58.894633.5109
geriatric (not vibrant)58.825626.719
hypochondriac (not stoic)58.738629.712
miserable (not joyful)58.676032.160
🤫 (not 🤔)58.629334.963
consistent (not variable)58.675635.530
trolling (not triggered)58.627437.026
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)58.559130.080
emotional (not logical)58.468232.1126
vintage (not trendy)58.496234.716
insider (not outsider)58.345733.799
frank (not sugarcoated)58.3105035.819
serious (not playful)58.282529.4136
realist (not idealist)57.864232.1288
multicolored (not monochrome)57.855535.4269
tense (not relaxed)57.6113430.2111
resistant (not resigned)57.6111933.5133
never cries (not often crying)57.676130.619
backdoor (not official)57.568835.0125
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.551242.717
whimsical (not rational)57.450831.0108
experimental (not reliable)57.454730.116
underachiever (not overachiever)57.122436.227
gamer (not non-gamer)57.043737.821
purple (not orange)56.955631.7113
goth (not flower child)56.845530.618
irrelevant (not important)56.717231.193
🤐 (not 😜)56.766435.163
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.536724.118
neurotypical (not autistic)56.4119331.5106
jealous (not opinionated)56.421033.925
reactive (not proactive)56.263234.819
bold (not serious)56.174332.4130
urban (not rural)56.1101733.287
🐒 (not 🐩)56.158636.379
bored (not interested)56.023233.225
generalist (not specialist)55.933033.6260
overprepared (not efficient)55.921625.632
vague (not precise)55.833028.0114
dry (not moist)55.862033.416
mathematical (not literary)55.747329.8105
scientific (not artistic)55.673924.4100
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.676839.6108
lowbrow (not highbrow)55.440033.3118
resolute (not wavering)55.3107430.862
ADHD (not OCD)55.147430.620
thick-skinned (not sensitive)54.977034.4132
happy (not sad)54.848928.7132
🧐 (not 😎)54.764334.962
🤺 (not 🏌)54.7112236.267
circular (not linear)54.757937.313
asexual (not sexual)54.640333.515
beta (not alpha)54.552534.6122
analysis (not common sense)54.184130.920
flirtatious (not prudish)54.179334.113
gullible (not cynical)53.848432.521
enslaved (not emancipated)53.733634.6123
presidential (not folksy)53.382130.315
straight (not queer)53.2124232.1106
depressed (not bright)53.165824.693
yes-man (not contrarian)53.049132.115
sickly (not healthy)52.835630.4132
blacksmith (not tailor)52.754824.919
decorative (not utilitarian)52.647734.5276
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.437435.896
🤖 (not 👻)52.468634.850
freak (not normie)52.485032.129
sleepy (not frenzied)52.315631.722
hard-work (not natural-talent)52.2103124.421
chaotic (not orderly)52.171133.4122
high standards (not desperate)52.099234.231
fortunate (not unlucky)51.869731.9118
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.863329.581
tight (not loose)51.8106536.227
scruffy (not manicured)51.756133.5100
first-mate (not captain)51.678136.995
helpless (not resourceful)51.624232.8293
wooden (not plastic)51.6117936.819
morning lark (not night owl)51.459131.2114
street-smart (not sheltered)51.4100231.3125
master (not apprentice)51.3106633.3141
prideful (not envious)51.3130935.621
flourishing (not traumatized)51.250927.027
rap (not rock)51.220132.919
mighty (not puny)51.1114030.8123
transient (not permanent)50.962432.7110
atheist (not theist)50.398935.1239
stylish (not slovenly)50.6103232.1127
Russian (not French)50.657335.628
unmotivated (not motivated)50.615135.621

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 Sheriff of Nottingham based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Tom Buchanan (0.847)
  2. Prince John (0.844)
  3. Gaston (0.837)
  4. Joffrey Baratheon (0.818)
  5. Pierce Hawthorne (0.813)
  6. Ernesto de la Cruz (0.801)
  7. Cal Hockley (0.801)
  8. Joey Donner (0.801)
  9. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (0.796)
  10. Byron Hadley (0.795)
  1. Glenn Rhee (-0.704)
  2. Beth March (-0.703)
  3. Ben Hargreeves (-0.696)
  4. Monty Green (-0.69)
  5. Jane Bennet (-0.689)
  6. Belle (-0.681)
  7. Anna Bates (-0.674)
  8. Penny (-0.668)
  9. Mamá Coco (-0.665)
  10. Belle French (-0.661)

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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