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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
selfish (not altruistic)91.73815.0141
arrogant (not humble)90.68816.1115
privileged (not oppressed)90.29512.515
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)90.11519.818
authoritarian (not democratic)89.84217.8124
work-first (not family-first)89.16419.4127
debased (not pure)88.53715.2133
punchable (not loveable)87.95920.416
quarrelsome (not warm)87.99119.3123
villainous (not heroic)87.74520.0123
biased (not impartial)87.74118.195
thick (not thin)87.72614.1138
close-minded (not open-minded)87.72917.2140
hypocritical (not equitable)87.72316.6314
impatient (not patient)87.68615.8158
cringeworthy (not inspiring)87.52317.2306
flamboyant (not modest)87.37114.8141
loud (not quiet)87.211615.4108
judgemental (not accepting)87.010620.7128
rude (not respectful)86.85619.2126
bitter (not sweet)86.77916.0134
poisonous (not nurturing)86.77717.2145
cunning (not honorable)86.67615.0124
ignorant (not knowledgeable)86.42212.014
suspicious (not trusting)86.210619.0142
vengeful (not forgiving)85.913521.4114
sexist (not feminist)85.75018.091
cruel (not kind)85.56919.2103
narcissistic (not low self esteem)85.413526.318
shallow (not deep)85.32818.055
💩 (not 🌟)85.13723.744
repulsive (not attractive)84.92918.0165
strict (not lenient)84.810119.2106
demonic (not angelic)84.77613.6130
bold (not shy)84.641818.4122
extrovert (not introvert)84.512217.7134
salacious (not wholesome)84.47515.348
political (not nonpolitical)84.49622.1130
mischievous (not well behaved)84.322217.1119
vain (not demure)84.39518.5134
disreputable (not prestigious)84.23021.9114
ugly (not beautiful)84.21618.5286
😈 (not 😇)84.012221.456
bossy (not meek)83.925321.0132
scrub (not legit)83.81219.296
offended (not chill)83.88920.713
uncreative (not open to new experinces)83.42522.0126
competitive (not cooperative)83.325021.7122
feisty (not gracious)82.918217.6118
soulless (not soulful)82.96621.5302
insulting (not complimentary)82.89722.4303
melee (not ranged)82.71422.612
stinky (not fresh)82.62719.8104
intense (not lighthearted)82.624014.816
💔 (not 💝)82.36220.794
jealous (not compersive)82.19319.0117
suspicious (not awkward)82.113520.3128
rigid (not flexible)81.710120.1125
sarcastic (not genuine)81.611521.9123
incompetent (not competent)81.62821.4132
physical (not intellectual)81.56918.9139
self-destructive (not self-improving)81.411326.126
ludicrous (not sensible)81.07820.2107
Roman (not Greek)80.9149.711
preppy (not punk rock)80.917423.216
scandalous (not proper)80.917121.8113
trash (not treasure)80.84824.487
ferocious (not pacifist)80.624724.4121
hard (not soft)80.616821.7277
cannibal (not vegan)80.612323.016
skeptical (not spiritual)80.520622.2112
creepy (not disarming)80.34423.0142
conservative (not liberal)80.17427.058
rich (not poor)80.029219.4122
chatty (not reserved)79.922618.7149
indulgent (not sober)79.917025.4130
assertive (not passive)79.836223.9123
cold (not warm)79.814824.8127
jock (not nerd)79.712223.9138
🐐 (not 🦒)79.62823.382
worldly (not innocent)79.627921.6109
foolish (not wise)79.68319.8124
moody (not stable)79.525421.3150
extreme (not moderate)79.530620.8138
deviant (not average)79.519325.5118
pack rat (not minimalist)79.53622.343
off-key (not musical)79.55311.88
🙃 (not 🥰)79.49425.396
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.47124.956
low-tech (not high-tech)79.39221.1106
pretentious (not unassuming)79.316426.667
🛌 (not 🧗)79.35923.397
unambiguous (not mysterious)79.27424.3125
repetitive (not varied)79.25519.6117
hard (not soft)79.119320.7124
lewd (not tasteful)79.06920.3145
lavish (not frugal)79.015027.4130
🤡 (not 👽)79.03626.865
💪 (not 🧠)79.07426.272
corporate (not freelance)79.012033.117
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)78.98723.9134
lustful (not chaste)78.818022.3117
gossiping (not confidential)78.812422.1108
racist (not egalitarian)78.83522.359
dunce (not genius)78.74820.0156
🐷 (not 🐮)78.24628.386
animalistic (not human)78.03623.6117
masculine (not feminine)77.936222.8128
😬 (not 😏)77.75628.064
basic (not hipster)77.516025.3114
conventional (not creative)77.410325.7117
historical (not modern)77.212925.5110
🤣 (not 😊)77.18421.161
low IQ (not high IQ)77.03419.7136
🐴 (not 🦄)76.913726.656
indiscreet (not tactful)76.73224.754
playful (not shy)76.738515.8127
luddite (not technophile)76.67126.4109
old (not young)76.418115.6111
codependent (not independent)76.210425.0117
traitorous (not loyal)76.19729.6120
unfixable (not fixable)76.110630.017
dorky (not cool)76.014619.656
exuberant (not subdued)76.022926.118
angry (not good-humored)75.313224.0113
gendered (not androgynous)75.366527.7159
🦇 (not 🐿)75.214128.372
deranged (not reasonable)75.116623.761
🤑 (not 🤠)75.118730.472
expressive (not stoic)74.727522.9114
self-assured (not self-conscious)74.136728.0132
crafty (not scholarly)74.030526.5126
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)73.920231.6145
crazy (not sane)73.824322.176
not introspective (not introspective)73.86429.994
empirical (not theoretical)73.66428.3111
rough (not smooth)73.018426.6101
obsessed (not aloof)72.927627.6133
tiresome (not interesting)72.75826.8115
dispassionate (not romantic)72.67923.116
slow (not fast)72.65624.8126
drop out (not valedictorian)72.617430.072
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.427724.357
lazy (not diligent)72.34828.3137
juvenile (not mature)72.223326.9305
individualist (not communal)72.230232.5301
lost (not enlightened)72.120319.711
child free (not pronatalist)72.129332.6101
driven (not unambitious)72.183027.4116
guarded (not open)72.053027.6118
slothful (not active)72.05024.0114
🥾 (not 👟)72.020830.960
noob (not pro)71.87726.261
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.645825.9104
instinctual (not reasoned)71.133426.1121
barbaric (not civilized)71.014028.0113
mad (not glad)71.033330.362
whippersnapper (not sage)70.915824.815
unobservant (not perceptive)70.66031.814
uninspiring (not charismatic)70.55031.3131
simple (not complicated)70.38028.6108
gregarious (not private)70.219825.7108
hedonist (not monastic)70.220729.152
concrete (not abstract)70.127725.659
factual (not poetic)69.930429.116
dominant (not submissive)69.958530.2131
edgy (not politically correct)69.638427.8105
zany (not regular)69.337127.656
unpolished (not eloquent)69.222826.2114
🐀 (not 🐘)69.217433.9104
charming (not trusting)69.229721.9102
oblivious (not alert)69.116523.045
hunter (not gatherer)69.041131.818
weird (not normal)68.841522.9131
experimental (not reliable)68.826125.610
clumsy (not coordinated)68.419525.5102
statist (not anarchist)68.325134.189
🎩 (not 🧢)68.342932.266
impulsive (not cautious)68.238028.2125
messy (not neat)68.126427.8115
practical (not imaginative)67.547430.6134
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.237232.7122
slugabed (not go-getter)67.24827.942
tall (not short)67.140828.5142
obedient (not rebellious)67.123034.3120
straightforward (not cryptic)67.049734.2115
sheriff (not outlaw)67.034538.2122
armoured (not vulnerable)67.049930.2113
goof-off (not studious)66.925726.456
decisive (not hesitant)66.863829.6111
literal (not metaphorical)66.836329.8126
heathen (not devout)66.724330.5125
mundane (not extraordinary)66.712730.4106
secretive (not open-book)66.651831.621
focused on the present (not focused on the future)66.523932.1131
wild (not tame)66.253528.1134
western (not eastern)66.135233.081
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.952431.4103
sporty (not bookish)65.930027.0127
😭 (not 😀)65.926830.558
subjective (not objective)65.716733.6264
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.737626.478
persistent (not quitter)65.6110529.661
anxious (not calm)65.346327.1108
formal (not intimate)65.336727.081
Italian (not Swedish)65.334928.212
real (not philosophical)65.150028.6108
cheery (not sorrowful)65.028927.1111
social (not reclusive)64.843329.498
🥴 (not 🥳)64.834727.070
methodical (not astonishing)64.747430.092
traditional (not unorthodox)64.631034.3306
involved (not remote)64.466629.7131
macho (not metrosexual)64.427328.215
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.837630.8118
disorganized (not self-disciplined)63.722529.4121
stuttering (not rhythmic)63.715421.918
careful (not brave)63.620025.8126
slow-talking (not fast-talking)63.219722.812
chortling (not giggling)63.256127.711
believable (not poorly-written)63.098225.929
industrial (not domestic)62.937030.3264
spicy (not mild)62.762029.8114
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.543335.4121
builder (not explorer)62.537728.2109
head@clouds (not down2earth)62.437032.9117
classical (not avant-garde)62.446731.4256
kinky (not vanilla)62.244030.4110
hoarder (not unprepared)62.252333.088
leisurely (not hurried)62.128230.3114
apathetic (not curious)62.012930.9107
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)61.823031.650
plays hard (not works hard)61.727930.7125
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.769533.162
claustrophobic (not spelunker)61.719135.422
💃 (not 🧕)61.561730.875
consistent (not variable)61.553535.422
awkward (not charming)61.329128.1112
libertarian (not socialist)61.236436.2120
nihilist (not existentialist)61.019030.0233
slacker (not workaholic)61.020530.3299
mainstream (not arcane)60.926433.396
flimsy (not sturdy)60.423224.313
📉 (not 📈)60.317537.762
miserable (not joyful)60.260531.261
English (not German)60.197337.218
rugged (not refined)60.044229.9111
backdoor (not official)59.653534.0125
humorless (not funny)59.533429.5133
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)59.447630.379
emotional (not logical)59.256331.9119
confident (not insecure)59.279933.7124
insider (not outsider)59.235833.598
provincial (not cosmopolitan)58.839233.3119
multicolored (not monochrome)58.744735.1275
🐒 (not 🐩)58.544635.477
realist (not idealist)58.351032.1298
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.240143.210
linear (not circular)58.243034.610
trolling (not triggered)58.225538.423
moist (not dry)58.144229.111
serious (not playful)57.968428.9127
tense (not relaxed)57.993230.3115
bold (not serious)57.958731.4125
resistant (not resigned)57.992533.2133
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.780233.853
🤐 (not 😜)57.454134.466
purple (not orange)57.345831.5108
overprepared (not efficient)57.215126.322
gloomy (not sunny)57.261128.713
direct (not roundabout)56.983133.2104
🤫 (not 🤔)56.828336.359
generalist (not specialist)56.427633.6271
urban (not rural)56.382832.783
tight (not loose)56.380036.616
neurotypical (not autistic)56.2100432.1109
whimsical (not rational)56.143230.8109
happy (not sad)56.138328.0134
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.061034.1128
🧐 (not 😎)55.850334.560
scientific (not artistic)55.560625.2103
lowbrow (not highbrow)55.435133.3121
beta (not alpha)55.441534.2117
straight (not queer)55.4100631.498
vague (not precise)55.229128.5116
irrelevant (not important)55.214830.784
mathematical (not literary)55.140429.8112
flourishing (not traumatized)55.033526.120
resolute (not wavering)54.989631.861
🤺 (not 🏌)54.695036.366
presidential (not folksy)54.265829.415
penny-pincher (not overspender)53.368939.8103
scruffy (not manicured)53.245333.299
enslaved (not emancipated)52.830334.9128
frenzied (not sleepy)52.8111232.520
master (not apprentice)52.686132.6137
decorative (not utilitarian)52.640034.5290
fortunate (not unlucky)52.257831.5117
morning lark (not night owl)52.146531.5114
vibrant (not geriatric)52.093027.611
sickly (not healthy)51.830030.5131
depressed (not bright)51.658424.693
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.456429.877
helpless (not resourceful)51.420132.4299
French (not Russian)51.481840.520
puny (not mighty)51.236031.0128
first-mate (not captain)51.166136.996
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.037035.597
🤖 (not 👻)51.061233.651
stylish (not slovenly)50.785131.8127
street-smart (not sheltered)50.385131.1123
chaotic (not orderly)50.460733.5123
transient (not permanent)50.654032.8113
blacksmith (not tailor)50.647926.216
atheist (not theist)50.581135.4242

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. Prince John (0.849)
  2. Tom Buchanan (0.844)
  3. Pierce Hawthorne (0.824)
  4. Brad Bellick (0.804)
  5. Gaston (0.802)
  1. Glenn Rhee (-0.703)
  2. Beth March (-0.684)
  3. Ben Hargreeves (-0.682)
  4. Anna Bates (-0.666)
  5. Jane Bennet (-0.654)

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: ESFP (r = 0.71)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.69)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.63)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.6)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.57)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.52)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.39)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.3)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.3)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.29)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.29)
  12. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.28)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.26)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.16)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.14)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.1)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.09)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.08)
  19. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.01)
  21. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.02)
  22. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.06)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.09)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.23)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.26)


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