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Friar Laurence Personality Statistics

Friar Laurence is a character from Romeo and Juliet. 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
old (not young)87.63012.7550
bookish (not sporty)87.511315.1540
theist (not atheist)85.71919.9346
intellectual (not physical)82.916116.8542
nerd (not jock)82.715917.8540
gatherer (not hunter)82.45218.128
🧠 (not 💪)81.717119.8125
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)80.74519.3177
spiritual (not skeptical)80.52121.8555
chaste (not lustful)79.03023.5487
pacifist (not ferocious)78.95021.8556
human (not animalistic)78.523720.4532
devout (not heathen)78.36423.3523
cooperative (not competitive)77.97820.7516
master (not apprentice)77.628721.8287
soulful (not soulless)77.630122.1386
loyal (not traitorous)77.542821.1501
kind (not cruel)77.231721.1540
frugal (not lavish)76.79621.1503
forgiving (not vengeful)76.413222.6501
mature (not juvenile)76.020022.2349
compersive (not jealous)75.97019.1452
studious (not goof-off)75.736125.3109
perceptive (not unobservant)75.746023.026
modest (not flamboyant)75.617524.5520
Italian (not Swedish)75.510726.722
serious (not playful)74.730021.8547
civilized (not barbaric)74.733222.1516
vegan (not cannibal)74.413117.818
resourceful (not helpless)74.348921.3397
enlightened (not lost)73.910915.434
works hard (not plays hard)73.635422.9488
respectful (not rude)73.624521.5530
sage (not whippersnapper)73.59730.024
altruistic (not selfish)73.421223.3519
genuine (not sarcastic)73.117923.0518
high IQ (not low IQ)72.954121.7716
🤐 (not 😜)72.916423.3114
important (not irrelevant)72.748323.7216
trusting (not charming)72.34822.5490
slovenly (not stylish)72.09320.1491
accepting (not judgemental)71.714725.9440
geriatric (not vibrant)71.75224.229
independent (not codependent)71.533126.4513
chortling (not giggling)71.522921.127
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.437924.2487
angelic (not demonic)71.423722.8517
masculine (not feminine)71.337621.8530
poor (not rich)71.213422.1554
vanilla (not kinky)71.116828.3471
thick (not thin)71.113920.6390
French (not Russian)71.015522.525
persistent (not quitter)70.674324.3131
knowledgeable (not ignorant)70.641026.132
confidential (not gossiping)70.538529.1500
philosophical (not real)70.46022.3432
open-minded (not close-minded)70.322423.9599
demure (not vain)70.014523.9473
warm (not cold)70.027222.5504
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)70.012223.7131
tailor (not blacksmith)70.032120.927
diligent (not lazy)69.966923.1521
methodical (not astonishing)69.827323.6441
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.733826.633
deep (not shallow)69.728324.7141
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.738325.087
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.620225.9119
valedictorian (not drop out)69.543729.0102
chill (not offended)69.512027.428
rural (not urban)69.411125.5208
introspective (not not introspective)69.327025.9171
historical (not modern)69.319428.0472
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.220823.3178
arcane (not mainstream)69.121924.2461
🎩 (not 🧢)69.130728.0111
gracious (not feisty)69.16523.8690
stable (not moody)68.99725.8502
involved (not remote)68.937524.9514
monastic (not hedonist)68.95628.274
luddite (not technophile)68.916629.2457
domestic (not industrial)68.914424.2315
self-disciplined (not disorganized)68.851327.2514
🧕 (not 💃)68.86925.6182
quiet (not loud)68.622623.6495
😇 (not 😈)68.625727.8138
low-tech (not high-tech)68.325129.1527
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.242524.2473
confident (not insecure)68.044522.8469
🐐 (not 🦒)67.820828.0158
gendered (not androgynous)67.770430.0247
warm (not quarrelsome)67.420224.1515
heroic (not villainous)67.148722.9583
eloquent (not unpolished)67.140725.4699
🥾 (not 👟)67.121727.6113
humble (not arrogant)67.121725.7500
scientific (not artistic)66.932925.1503
tame (not wild)66.918025.9475
wise (not foolish)66.831724.9534
orderly (not chaotic)66.734326.3511
literary (not mathematical)66.725826.8469
🧐 (not 😎)66.522329.2124
neurotypical (not autistic)66.453724.6425
good-humored (not angry)66.431223.6496
intense (not lighthearted)66.446822.824
pure (not debased)66.129926.1501
prestigious (not disreputable)66.038525.2476
nurturing (not poisonous)66.037225.1269
child free (not pronatalist)65.839933.0398
tasteful (not lewd)65.739426.1452
workaholic (not slacker)65.761423.5362
egalitarian (not racist)65.765724.6100
existentialist (not nihilist)65.523828.3277
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.420324.425
metaphorical (not literal)65.310226.0474
soft (not hard)65.224324.5482
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.218926.7443
patient (not impatient)65.018528.0289
utilitarian (not decorative)64.941225.5280
complimentary (not insulting)64.830524.2360
tactful (not indiscreet)64.838225.5111
punchable (not loveable)64.720831.215
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)64.633429.3127
minimalist (not pack rat)64.425028.692
sober (not indulgent)64.324930.5504
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.343427.7504
reclusive (not social)64.126125.4197
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.035929.7510
🛌 (not 🧗)64.016628.8196
trusting (not suspicious)63.821427.6545
worldly (not innocent)63.854125.7553
backdoor (not official)63.735328.1486
dry (not moist)63.724729.426
repulsive (not attractive)63.515221.8487
slow (not fast)63.510624.1443
wholesome (not salacious)63.436326.1104
short (not tall)63.324824.2429
bold (not shy)63.072823.4504
privileged (not oppressed)63.054126.621
slow-talking (not fast-talking)63.016725.525
😊 (not 🤣)62.940127.9126
reasoned (not instinctual)62.722728.5513
mild (not spicy)62.718627.7486
secretive (not open-book)62.748228.740
cautious (not impulsive)62.634027.8509
soft (not hard)62.627824.3371
specialist (not generalist)62.636327.5310
treasure (not trash)62.664428.1145
rational (not whimsical)62.343928.2543
introvert (not extrovert)62.323025.4488
ugly (not beautiful)62.312025.4326
🤠 (not 🤑)62.340327.997
romantic (not dispassionate)62.252325.222
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.129627.1526
monochrome (not multicolored)62.031528.6309
unlucky (not fortunate)61.831026.2448
sensible (not ludicrous)61.843427.8529
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.832729.3443
scruffy (not manicured)61.726526.1476
😬 (not 😏)61.722128.9119
curious (not apathetic)61.454727.5494
🥴 (not 🥳)61.433826.7113
communal (not individualist)61.318330.2335
subdued (not exuberant)61.322025.025
serious (not bold)61.227128.3501
scholarly (not crafty)61.224028.6549
fixable (not unfixable)61.237425.327
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.022527.523
theoretical (not empirical)60.96928.0463
👻 (not 🤖)60.929529.696
poetic (not factual)60.924029.939
honorable (not cunning)60.740927.0545
sweet (not bitter)60.733724.4487
believable (not poorly-written)60.777626.035
folksy (not presidential)60.729929.722
genius (not dunce)60.654023.2543
lenient (not strict)60.529125.5510
democratic (not authoritarian)60.538128.7502
open to new experinces (not uncreative)60.556826.8497
🤫 (not 🤔)60.313633.4126
practical (not imaginative)60.252329.0488
private (not gregarious)60.148027.5503
reliable (not experimental)60.142328.926
emancipated (not enslaved)59.952925.9495
healthy (not sickly)59.961823.6465
driven (not unambitious)59.981225.6447
🏌 (not 🤺)59.911730.4117
🙃 (not 🥰)59.833629.6164
beta (not alpha)59.627028.9492
permanent (not transient)59.540228.0233
classical (not avant-garde)59.542928.8320
stoic (not expressive)59.431526.1514
hoarder (not unprepared)59.445825.6443
sorrowful (not cheery)59.348523.5469
builder (not explorer)59.234527.2454
reserved (not chatty)59.138027.2466
alert (not oblivious)59.155126.1128
disarming (not creepy)59.060226.3260
legit (not scrub)59.065228.6190
tense (not relaxed)58.969126.2454
neat (not messy)58.955327.4400
decisive (not hesitant)58.862228.0533
cryptic (not straightforward)58.715728.7515
rebellious (not obedient)58.751026.6519
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.753128.0376
ranged (not melee)58.736025.816
competent (not incompetent)58.672129.6564
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.662425.6125
consistent (not variable)58.648128.235
idealist (not realist)58.532231.5364
reasonable (not deranged)58.546130.6124
formal (not intimate)58.538628.1189
flexible (not rigid)58.226627.5496
coordinated (not clumsy)58.160228.6492
pro (not noob)58.065630.5141
🐿 (not 🦇)58.042031.095
refined (not rugged)57.849627.0495
biased (not impartial)57.866427.5522
suspicious (not awkward)57.758024.8434
logical (not emotional)57.633828.4526
basic (not hipster)57.554929.7469
humorless (not funny)57.329926.5535
charismatic (not uninspiring)57.371626.4740
smooth (not rough)57.239625.1478
insider (not outsider)57.232928.9456
first-mate (not captain)57.143929.3511
resolute (not wavering)57.163228.7108
🐴 (not 🦄)57.146133.9122
highbrow (not lowbrow)57.052426.9445
straight (not queer)56.976931.0260
equitable (not hypocritical)56.942928.5314
🌟 (not 💩)56.966130.8124
stinky (not fresh)56.921829.3163
metrosexual (not macho)56.952527.134
street-smart (not sheltered)56.757028.6466
sane (not crazy)56.638228.3128
preppy (not punk rock)56.651628.131
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.528528.6480
repetitive (not varied)56.252728.4222
calm (not anxious)56.032628.0457
gloomy (not sunny)56.048924.028
circular (not linear)55.935034.019
🐮 (not 🐷)55.746930.0170
📈 (not 📉)55.759227.8112
sad (not happy)55.555722.0465
proper (not scandalous)55.543128.7491
bright (not depressed)55.242624.3482
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.242128.6279
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.151528.7393
western (not eastern)55.065330.4135
English (not German)55.082026.521
mundane (not extraordinary)54.723628.5464
morning lark (not night owl)54.731131.2349
sturdy (not flimsy)54.565535.017
freelance (not corporate)54.549032.932
sleepy (not frenzied)54.59525.024
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.446630.7494
hurried (not leisurely)54.450827.4463
narcissistic (not low self esteem)54.358320.323
average (not deviant)54.229527.9418
go-getter (not slugabed)54.281625.893
active (not slothful)54.180725.3521
work-first (not family-first)54.149631.1538
resigned (not resistant)54.011627.0478
miserable (not joyful)54.057522.0140
mighty (not puny)53.968223.6464
moderate (not extreme)53.932028.7463
tight (not loose)53.965326.427
Roman (not Greek)53.641129.222
submissive (not dominant)53.529627.6458
bossy (not meek)53.568924.3463
careful (not brave)53.431028.0550
awkward (not charming)53.332425.2492
purple (not orange)53.243329.1376
😭 (not 😀)53.147227.6111
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)53.038331.499
simple (not complicated)52.927729.6514
libertarian (not socialist)52.760629.1388
dorky (not cool)52.740427.3108
🤡 (not 👽)52.738729.8104
creative (not conventional)52.649429.5510
armoured (not vulnerable)52.662527.4421
guarded (not open)52.473827.0510
interesting (not tiresome)52.370027.9513
precise (not vague)52.366229.0442
outlaw (not sheriff)52.248028.1527
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.233830.2403
sexist (not feminist)52.132026.3161
abstract (not concrete)52.136029.5135
rhythmic (not stuttering)52.171327.822
regular (not zany)51.939728.6125
🐒 (not 🐩)51.943029.9107
musical (not off-key)51.940427.828
weird (not normal)51.858927.1509
well behaved (not mischievous)51.637929.0546
subjective (not objective)51.550629.0327
political (not nonpolitical)51.457230.9471
sensitive (not thick-skinned)51.441227.0615
pretentious (not unassuming)51.459728.2124
playful (not shy)51.371523.7465
roundabout (not direct)51.225529.7488
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.157629.8471
politically correct (not edgy)51.040328.3454
anarchist (not statist)51.044031.4183
🐘 (not 🐀)51.050430.3161
passive (not assertive)50.126727.2530
glad (not mad)50.241326.4113
obsessed (not aloof)50.375426.0459
conservative (not liberal)50.336928.4105
spelunker (not claustrophobic)50.364528.322
triggered (not trolling)50.367829.926
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.441528.2524
unorthodox (not traditional)50.655431.8412
💝 (not 💔)50.650929.5186
flourishing (not traumatized)50.432927.313
overprepared (not efficient)50.420822.722

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Derrial Book (0.783)
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.777)
  3. Dale Horvath (0.742)
  4. Friar Tuck (0.729)
  5. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.698)
  1. Logan Delos (-0.589)
  2. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.567)
  3. Joey Donner (-0.551)
  4. Lisa (-0.527)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.523)

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: ESTJ (r = 0.19)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.16)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.15)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.15)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.06)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.08)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.1)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.14)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.2)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.22)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.23)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.23)
  13. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.28)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.31)
  15. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.32)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.37)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.37)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.4)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.4)
  20. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.42)
  21. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.47)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.49)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.53)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.57)
  25. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.59)


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