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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)94.0409.027
exaggerating (not factual)93.51611.013
money-focused (not love-focused)93.11711.825
receiving (not giving)92.32217.720
stingy (not generous)91.32212.323
privileged (not oppressed)91.07911.320
arrogant (not humble)90.710116.2120
selfish (not altruistic)90.76616.5156
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)90.61319.419
extravagant (not thrifty)89.76710.322
authoritarian (not democratic)89.44818.3131
interrupting (not attentive)89.1399.723
work-first (not family-first)89.17219.3138
punchable (not loveable)88.56318.820
bad boy (not white knight)88.54316.414
quarrelsome (not warm)87.910519.2127
impatient (not patient)87.810215.6166
villainous (not heroic)87.75419.9127
debased (not pure)87.75516.5142
biased (not impartial)87.74518.195
hypocritical (not equitable)87.72716.6323
close-minded (not open-minded)87.63517.5146
cringeworthy (not inspiring)87.62417.0316
businesslike (not chivalrous)87.43723.829
thick (not thin)87.33015.0145
flamboyant (not modest)87.18014.7149
bitter (not sweet)86.88816.0138
loud (not quiet)86.714615.6111
doer (not thinker)86.74412.626
judgemental (not accepting)86.612621.4134
suspicious (not trusting)86.412018.9145
ignorant (not knowledgeable)86.42211.117
cunning (not honorable)86.48015.5138
vengeful (not forgiving)86.214120.8126
cruel (not kind)86.26918.9109
poisonous (not nurturing)86.29918.5148
sexist (not feminist)85.86017.794
💩 (not 🌟)85.73523.446
rude (not respectful)85.67420.8132
repulsive (not attractive)85.33117.7175
demonic (not angelic)84.88813.8136
shallow (not deep)84.83618.960
bold (not shy)84.748318.3127
extrovert (not introvert)84.614717.6138
strict (not lenient)84.511819.8115
mischievous (not well behaved)84.524716.9124
salacious (not wholesome)84.58516.554
ugly (not beautiful)84.41618.3297
bad-cook (not good-cook)84.34619.518
bossy (not meek)84.129820.8135
vain (not demure)84.110918.9140
disreputable (not prestigious)84.13821.8119
psychopath (not empath)84.012420.223
political (not nonpolitical)83.910922.4133
uncreative (not open to new experinces)83.82421.9129
scrub (not legit)83.71619.099
stubborn (not accommodating)83.728826.926
intense (not lighthearted)83.624814.620
competitive (not cooperative)83.429821.5125
narcissistic (not low self esteem)82.919125.828
feisty (not gracious)82.819316.9131
insulting (not complimentary)82.711322.5307
soulless (not soulful)82.67221.7308
😈 (not 😇)82.515822.064
opinionated (not neutral)82.444421.526
jealous (not compersive)82.39518.9120
suspicious (not awkward)82.214720.3129
demanding (not unchallenging)81.939524.327
sarcastic (not genuine)81.812421.6130
rigid (not flexible)81.811719.8131
stinky (not fresh)81.74121.2116
offended (not chill)81.713920.618
fearmongering (not reassuring)81.710720.211
💔 (not 💝)81.47822.2103
physical (not intellectual)81.38718.9140
incompetent (not competent)81.33721.8135
Roman (not Greek)81.21410.414
ludicrous (not sensible)81.29020.0110
trash (not treasure)81.05424.388
💀 (not 🎃)80.912026.918
ferocious (not pacifist)80.927224.1125
scandalous (not proper)80.821021.5116
antagonist (not protagonist)80.78120.215
jaded (not innocent)80.626816.615
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.56324.361
hard (not soft)80.419622.0280
cannibal (not vegan)80.314421.620
creepy (not disarming)80.25123.3146
skeptical (not spiritual)80.126422.5116
cold (not warm)80.016524.4134
extreme (not moderate)79.933520.5145
🙃 (not 🥰)79.911425.1100
indulgent (not sober)79.919125.3131
rich (not poor)79.933719.3125
assertive (not passive)79.940323.6131
chatty (not reserved)79.827418.5152
moody (not stable)79.829621.1155
twitchy (not still)79.718820.424
hard (not soft)79.622220.5129
worldly (not innocent)79.633521.5112
🛌 (not 🧗)79.55923.298
jock (not nerd)79.415724.3143
low-tech (not high-tech)79.410220.8109
repetitive (not varied)79.45319.3123
dunce (not genius)79.35619.7165
unambiguous (not mysterious)79.39424.0128
foolish (not wise)79.210720.3132
conservative (not liberal)79.29128.666
pack rat (not minimalist)79.24421.748
racist (not egalitarian)79.14021.765
💪 (not 🧠)79.18326.877
lustful (not chaste)79.019522.3121
🐐 (not 🦒)79.03823.590
pretentious (not unassuming)78.921527.572
deviant (not average)78.824726.0124
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)78.710223.8140
🤡 (not 👽)78.74227.072
masculine (not feminine)78.444022.4138
lewd (not tasteful)78.49221.6155
😬 (not 😏)78.36527.567
perverted (not clean)78.213120.121
lavish (not frugal)78.018728.4134
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)78.07426.626
gossiping (not confidential)77.815023.8125
preppy (not punk rock)77.827128.119
🤣 (not 😊)77.79020.765
fire (not water)77.734526.531
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.519820.219
conventional (not creative)77.412725.4121
animalistic (not human)77.44724.1120
🐴 (not 🦄)77.416126.760
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.421629.132
historical (not modern)77.214425.9115
🐷 (not 🐮)77.26028.888
low IQ (not high IQ)77.14020.0142
playful (not shy)77.045015.6131
cheesy (not chic)76.917016.317
old (not young)76.821215.9117
basic (not hipster)76.721226.2120
dorky (not cool)76.615919.360
🤑 (not 🤠)76.418829.778
luddite (not technophile)76.27526.2114
angry (not good-humored)76.214223.9119
codependent (not independent)75.913025.7120
cocky (not timid)75.953622.615
exuberant (not subdued)75.728225.324
corporate (not freelance)75.619532.320
gendered (not androgynous)75.574927.6161
deranged (not reasonable)75.520123.762
🦇 (not 🐿)75.415727.875
melee (not ranged)75.33830.416
whippersnapper (not sage)74.88421.822
traitorous (not loyal)74.812830.7125
expressive (not stoic)74.732822.6123
indiscreet (not tactful)74.76026.457
self-assured (not self-conscious)74.540027.8135
crazy (not sane)74.527321.484
unfixable (not fixable)74.513630.520
empirical (not theoretical)74.26527.8117
ambitious (not realistic)74.133026.533
two-faced (not one-faced)74.120532.830
picky (not always down)74.022930.618
rough (not smooth)73.621026.2105
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)73.324431.9150
not introspective (not introspective)73.37730.3102
distant (not touchy-feely)73.231331.312
tiresome (not interesting)73.25626.4125
lost (not enlightened)73.221426.318
obsessed (not aloof)73.132727.5137
crafty (not scholarly)72.937927.5129
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.930824.159
long-winded (not concise)72.913622.919
lazy (not diligent)72.35328.3137
fighter (not lover)72.227330.522
guarded (not open)72.164727.5119
slow (not fast)72.06825.0130
juvenile (not mature)72.026827.0314
child free (not pronatalist)71.934232.6106
individualist (not communal)71.938632.5308
🥾 (not 👟)71.825230.465
driven (not unambitious)71.799727.4124
barbaric (not civilized)71.416727.7120
simple (not complicated)71.48828.2115
instinctual (not reasoned)71.337725.9124
slothful (not active)71.35824.5120
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.256325.8109
🏀 (not 🎨)71.229431.432
off-key (not musical)70.522823.615
uninspiring (not charismatic)70.26031.1137
oblivious (not alert)70.217822.651
gregarious (not private)70.123125.3112
noob (not pro)70.110926.965
ironic (not profound)70.119424.615
factual (not poetic)70.136728.317
hedonist (not monastic)69.825729.257
dispassionate (not romantic)69.813223.820
genocidal (not not genocidal)69.618729.621
🐀 (not 🐘)69.618633.5107
concrete (not abstract)69.534626.563
drop out (not valedictorian)69.525231.285
messy (not neat)69.428927.5124
charming (not trusting)69.435321.8103
zany (not regular)69.344527.656
unpolished (not eloquent)69.324725.8122
pensive (not serene)69.355028.216
🎩 (not 🧢)69.246432.268
mad (not glad)69.143631.667
dominant (not submissive)68.970830.8135
weird (not normal)68.848922.5138
edgy (not politically correct)68.747528.4107
statist (not anarchist)68.430534.293
😭 (not 😀)68.127030.064
clumsy (not coordinated)67.924625.8105
practical (not imaginative)67.757330.3138
impulsive (not cautious)67.645728.5127
decisive (not hesitant)67.473229.4118
armoured (not vulnerable)67.358630.0118
obedient (not rebellious)67.228834.1122
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.244532.6126
sheriff (not outlaw)67.142938.5128
goof-off (not studious)67.130426.765
expressive (not monotone)67.057327.121
straightforward (not cryptic)66.960634.0120
literal (not metaphorical)66.844829.7127
weakass (not badass)66.717631.415
slugabed (not go-getter)66.55527.745
western (not eastern)66.443333.585
tall (not short)66.350828.8145
mundane (not extraordinary)66.315430.2112
heathen (not devout)66.129931.0128
anxious (not calm)66.054326.7116
focused on the present (not focused on the future)65.729832.5138
sporty (not bookish)65.736327.3132
predictable (not quirky)65.729928.719
🥴 (not 🥳)65.638126.973
macho (not metrosexual)65.530328.818
subjective (not objective)65.420033.5271
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.445426.581
Italian (not Swedish)65.341828.212
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.263431.6108
social (not reclusive)65.250729.3110
unobservant (not perceptive)65.212730.818
muddy (not washed)64.928531.625
wild (not tame)64.868028.7143
traditional (not unorthodox)64.836834.3308
unfaithful (not devoted)64.812430.79
tardy (not on-time)64.730530.028
cheery (not sorrowful)64.535927.1115
methodical (not astonishing)64.457730.497
epic (not deep)64.334419.019
persistent (not quitter)64.1135930.365
formal (not intimate)64.145927.988
real (not philosophical)64.164329.4112
dramatic (not comedic)64.178432.719
unemotional (not emotional)64.020735.317
involved (not remote)63.984229.9135
disorganized (not self-disciplined)63.726729.5129
oxymoron (not tautology)63.631725.912
builder (not explorer)63.540628.3114
dog person (not cat person)63.548030.318
machiavellian (not transparent)63.445435.113
💃 (not 🧕)63.371530.780
careful (not brave)63.124925.6131
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)63.125931.154
flimsy (not sturdy)63.025624.715
plays hard (not works hard)62.931830.8130
claustrophobic (not spelunker)62.920232.926
kinky (not vanilla)62.651230.5111
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.648230.9125
rustic (not cultured)62.531534.119
head@clouds (not down2earth)62.444732.9119
industrial (not domestic)62.443530.5271
classical (not avant-garde)62.456931.5259
secretive (not open-book)62.475532.529
apathetic (not curious)62.314731.0108
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.350435.3125
English (not German)62.2114237.319
stuttering (not rhythmic)62.221525.123
hunter (not gatherer)62.262733.023
chortling (not giggling)62.170625.813
fantastical (not realistic)62.045030.020
hoarder (not unprepared)61.864032.694
awkward (not charming)61.734228.0117
spicy (not mild)61.775329.5124
leisurely (not hurried)61.733230.4115
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.725122.514
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.684232.964
rugged (not refined)61.449029.5119
frank (not sugarcoated)61.495136.118
📉 (not 📈)61.317637.265
pointed (not random)61.396831.816
slacker (not workaholic)61.224930.3301
mainstream (not arcane)61.133333.3101
everyman (not chosen one)61.142235.116
paranoid (not naive)61.067530.622
nihilist (not existentialist)60.822429.9237
princess (not queen)60.838427.512
earth (not air)60.676229.016
believable (not poorly-written)60.5127626.931
experimental (not reliable)60.547830.014
libertarian (not socialist)60.246436.6122
gamer (not non-gamer)59.938437.417
🥶 (not 🥵)59.941832.920
humorless (not funny)59.540629.5133
pop (not indie)59.530325.112
confident (not insecure)59.494433.6127
miserable (not joyful)59.474631.466
haunted (not blissful)59.490129.426
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)59.257430.280
insider (not outsider)59.144433.499
emotional (not logical)58.967431.8124
gloomy (not sunny)58.969729.916
serious (not playful)58.881929.5140
trolling (not triggered)58.627637.026
ADHD (not OCD)58.642228.016
multicolored (not monochrome)58.554435.2278
provincial (not cosmopolitan)58.448133.3121
realist (not idealist)58.461432.1299
Pepsi (not Coke)58.427137.130
backdoor (not official)58.167534.5129
bold (not serious)58.068131.4133
🤫 (not 🤔)57.830836.161
consistent (not variable)57.879135.929
flirtatious (not prudish)57.870033.913
tense (not relaxed)57.6113030.4116
geriatric (not vibrant)57.628027.816
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.597534.963
motivated (not unmotivated)57.5135034.523
resistant (not resigned)57.4112733.2135
🤐 (not 😜)57.464434.466
plastic (not wooden)57.224737.217
direct (not roundabout)57.198233.5112
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.153243.915
never cries (not often crying)57.176631.611
purple (not orange)57.056231.8114
bored (not interested)57.022334.422
neurotypical (not autistic)56.6119231.6113
irrelevant (not important)56.616931.891
scientific (not artistic)56.471425.2113
generalist (not specialist)56.431633.6277
🐒 (not 🐩)56.458136.380
urban (not rural)56.3101932.786
whimsical (not rational)56.152330.8109
jealous (not opinionated)56.122332.526
lowbrow (not highbrow)55.639933.3122
thick-skinned (not sensitive)55.675234.1134
mathematical (not literary)55.448129.7114
resolute (not wavering)55.4106631.365
happy (not sad)55.348428.3138
overprepared (not efficient)55.322825.329
reactive (not proactive)55.267335.017
🧐 (not 😎)55.163434.666
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)55.053430.913
goth (not flower child)55.050231.517
freak (not normie)54.876832.729
circular (not linear)54.758837.313
vague (not precise)54.636028.8121
straight (not queer)54.6122331.2103
radical (not centrist)54.575833.213
beta (not alpha)54.452334.7124
penny-pincher (not overspender)54.479939.5110
🤺 (not 🏌)54.4114235.769
presidential (not folksy)54.281129.415
analysis (not common sense)54.183730.920
asexual (not sexual)54.041734.614
underachiever (not overachiever)53.928736.330
tight (not loose)53.6101837.723
cynical (not gullible)53.695331.621
dry (not moist)53.571433.014
enslaved (not emancipated)52.836034.9128
blacksmith (not tailor)52.854125.618
Russian (not French)52.651737.227
hard-work (not natural-talent)52.6101625.017
decorative (not utilitarian)52.348234.6293
scruffy (not manicured)52.255733.3102
yes-man (not contrarian)52.152129.210
fortunate (not unlucky)52.069831.6121
frenzied (not sleepy)52.0138132.922
master (not apprentice)51.9105233.0139
winter (not summer)51.773728.615
sickly (not healthy)51.638230.3133
depressed (not bright)51.671324.693
morning lark (not night owl)51.658731.7118
vintage (not trendy)51.4113234.713
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.268829.679
puny (not mighty)51.143531.2130
stylish (not slovenly)51.1102232.0128
helpless (not resourceful)51.124832.5303
chaotic (not orderly)51.073033.4127
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.042335.597
🤖 (not 👻)51.073333.651
envious (not prideful)51.025736.121
flourishing (not traumatized)50.951325.726
first-mate (not captain)50.879936.599
transient (not permanent)50.265933.0114
rock (not rap)50.2140032.218
stoic (not hypochondriac)50.298631.212
desperate (not high standards)50.757834.332
atheist (not theist)50.498035.4246
street-smart (not sheltered)50.5101831.0128

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 (0.845)
  2. Prince John (0.844)
  3. Gaston (0.836)
  4. Joffrey Baratheon (0.821)
  5. Pierce Hawthorne (0.813)
  6. Ernesto de la Cruz (0.806)
  7. Joey Donner (0.804)
  8. Cal Hockley (0.801)
  9. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (0.799)
  10. Byron Hadley (0.792)
  1. Beth March (-0.701)
  2. Glenn Rhee (-0.698)
  3. Ben Hargreeves (-0.693)
  4. Monty Green (-0.684)
  5. Jane Bennet (-0.683)
  6. Belle (-0.674)
  7. Anna Bates (-0.672)
  8. Belle French (-0.661)
  9. Mamá Coco (-0.658)
  10. William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (-0.651)

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: ENFP (r = 0.79)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.77)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.6)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.56)
  5. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.52)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.51)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.34)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.32)
  9. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.29)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.26)
  11. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.24)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.23)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.19)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.18)
  15. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.09)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.01)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.02)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.1)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.13)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.14)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.19)
  22. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.19)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.28)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.57)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.65)


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