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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)87.65012.7534
bookish (not sporty)87.617414.8533
vintage (not trendy)86.27919.732
theist (not atheist)85.62519.9336
intellectual (not physical)83.124816.7527
nerd (not jock)82.826017.5522
non-gamer (not gamer)81.913924.332
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)80.96719.8176
spiritual (not skeptical)80.83421.8547
opinionated (not jealous)80.717310.321
🧠 (not 💪)80.632620.9145
asexual (not sexual)79.66826.136
pacifist (not ferocious)79.27821.3537
🎨 (not 🏀)79.034218.651
human (not animalistic)78.835420.4522
chaste (not lustful)78.64523.5481
cooperative (not competitive)78.59920.5505
gatherer (not hunter)78.414325.036
devout (not heathen)78.38223.6513
master (not apprentice)77.843322.1289
soulful (not soulless)77.849622.3385
frugal (not lavish)77.112320.5502
kind (not cruel)77.151121.6541
loyal (not traitorous)77.070921.9484
pointed (not random)77.049619.429
compersive (not jealous)76.211019.0432
mature (not juvenile)75.932922.4349
enlightened (not lost)75.913015.047
modest (not flamboyant)75.823524.5533
forgiving (not vengeful)75.722623.1507
civilized (not barbaric)75.049722.2505
perceptive (not unobservant)74.873523.630
wooden (not plastic)74.829022.832
serious (not playful)74.743821.8525
studious (not goof-off)74.457925.7140
respectful (not rude)74.239721.4526
vegan (not cannibal)74.022420.028
empath (not psychopath)74.042423.345
altruistic (not selfish)73.833523.9534
resourceful (not helpless)73.678522.3401
works hard (not plays hard)73.553423.1491
🤐 (not 😜)73.423522.8110
high IQ (not low IQ)73.182121.8720
Italian (not Swedish)73.122627.430
giving (not receiving)73.139919.722
trusting (not charming)72.99122.2481
genuine (not sarcastic)72.728223.1533
important (not irrelevant)72.779823.7207
slovenly (not stylish)72.514619.9473
love-focused (not money-focused)72.360025.819
dramatic (not comedic)72.152722.643
chortling (not giggling)71.833819.038
accommodating (not stubborn)71.88625.855
accepting (not judgemental)71.725225.9417
independent (not codependent)71.552426.3503
persistent (not quitter)71.5117123.4132
angelic (not demonic)71.438422.8508
knowledgeable (not ignorant)71.365225.838
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)71.316721.4148
vanilla (not kinky)71.226028.5453
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.255424.2478
masculine (not feminine)71.159821.9539
philosophical (not real)71.18522.4449
white knight (not bad boy)70.945524.537
warm (not cold)70.842822.1501
poor (not rich)70.823022.0530
thick (not thin)70.823321.2400
open-minded (not close-minded)70.636623.5588
confidential (not gossiping)70.561328.9509
diligent (not lazy)70.4107422.7508
geriatric (not vibrant)70.28124.732
thrifty (not extravagant)70.226525.846
valedictorian (not drop out)70.265527.9119
tailor (not blacksmith)70.144620.132
rural (not urban)70.015225.2198
devoted (not unfaithful)70.096227.116
🎩 (not 🧢)69.945027.6119
French (not Russian)69.927723.831
self-disciplined (not disorganized)69.677827.1511
historical (not modern)69.529728.1451
deep (not shallow)69.546724.7146
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)69.532126.8127
demure (not vain)69.423124.3488
monastic (not hedonist)69.49427.679
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.463225.395
methodical (not astonishing)69.342524.1451
involved (not remote)69.360825.2494
🧕 (not 💃)69.28825.6197
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.257627.041
stable (not moody)69.013125.9499
arcane (not mainstream)69.034724.6453
introspective (not not introspective)69.043825.7179
monotone (not expressive)69.016025.523
gracious (not feisty)68.910524.0685
lover (not fighter)68.933926.136
high standards (not desperate)68.850823.953
prudish (not flirtatious)68.824522.931
quiet (not loud)68.732723.3504
overachiever (not underachiever)68.783922.635
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.563424.1481
penny-pincher (not overspender)68.533423.2187
🐐 (not 🦒)68.530327.4157
sage (not whippersnapper)68.420033.535
luddite (not technophile)68.322429.3439
low-tech (not high-tech)68.237329.4517
domestic (not industrial)68.121424.5309
thinker (not doer)68.015027.063
confident (not insecure)67.970123.0457
chill (not offended)67.721427.437
warm (not quarrelsome)67.532924.0504
gendered (not androgynous)67.5107229.9251
😇 (not 😈)67.544127.9146
generous (not stingy)67.554926.634
wise (not foolish)67.447524.9551
heroic (not villainous)67.281422.9573
🥾 (not 👟)67.133827.9115
good-humored (not angry)66.850123.4485
humble (not arrogant)66.734626.3487
neurotypical (not autistic)66.780924.6412
tame (not wild)66.729525.7467
water (not fire)66.726926.644
orderly (not chaotic)66.652226.5495
earth (not air)66.650530.451
egalitarian (not racist)66.6104823.1120
literary (not mathematical)66.544226.9467
eloquent (not unpolished)66.564025.8681
😊 (not 🤣)66.551426.6142
prideful (not envious)66.577921.866
intense (not lighthearted)66.472323.334
scientific (not artistic)66.351825.7497
child free (not pronatalist)66.255133.1398
prestigious (not disreputable)66.260325.0463
workaholic (not slacker)66.195824.0367
pure (not debased)66.146425.8495
existentialist (not nihilist)66.037828.2275
deep (not epic)66.018626.047
reassuring (not fearmongering)66.050922.125
nurturing (not poisonous)65.863025.3268
tactful (not indiscreet)65.856124.4115
rock (not rap)65.8100222.122
flower child (not goth)65.861829.418
secretive (not open-book)65.666027.457
OCD (not ADHD)65.665728.831
soft (not hard)65.540724.5473
metaphorical (not literal)65.515726.1469
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)65.547129.6137
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.432226.330
attentive (not interrupting)65.443725.538
utilitarian (not decorative)65.358725.4287
still (not twitchy)65.324426.950
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.228326.8443
indie (not pop)65.256826.425
tasteful (not lewd)65.163826.7451
not genocidal (not genocidal)65.182225.929
complimentary (not insulting)65.052124.1359
🧐 (not 😎)65.038130.0140
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.964427.9518
privileged (not oppressed)64.877024.630
sober (not indulgent)64.734530.4499
patient (not impatient)64.627627.9285
minimalist (not pack rat)64.538128.594
🥶 (not 🥵)64.528126.039
ranged (not melee)64.330126.824
repulsive (not attractive)64.221621.7486
reclusive (not social)64.239225.5212
slow (not fast)64.115824.0440
one-faced (not two-faced)64.176431.853
🛌 (not 🧗)64.024629.4192
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.026527.325
worldly (not innocent)63.984925.9558
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.456030.2496
trusting (not suspicious)63.338428.2532
short (not tall)63.139024.0427
ugly (not beautiful)63.016025.1322
believable (not poorly-written)63.0118924.444
bold (not shy)62.9115223.5496
backdoor (not official)62.954028.7464
clean (not perverted)62.879128.843
cautious (not impulsive)62.652227.9501
mild (not spicy)62.631527.3483
good-cook (not bad-cook)62.637426.634
predictable (not quirky)62.638727.927
soft (not hard)62.445524.1371
monochrome (not multicolored)62.447428.7307
wholesome (not salacious)62.464527.0112
introvert (not extrovert)62.336925.4499
specialist (not generalist)62.358527.7313
serious (not bold)62.239828.0521
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.224024.531
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.148327.1522
treasure (not trash)62.0106127.6143
🤫 (not 🤔)62.019733.2128
reasoned (not instinctual)61.836329.1497
romantic (not dispassionate)61.882527.339
interested (not bored)61.887727.949
scholarly (not crafty)61.739428.7553
communal (not individualist)61.725130.2332
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)61.650829.6444
🥴 (not 🥳)61.652726.7114
rational (not whimsical)61.568128.5540
sensible (not ludicrous)61.567428.0523
👻 (not 🤖)61.548629.3114
curious (not apathetic)61.487027.7481
theoretical (not empirical)61.413928.0473
dry (not moist)61.444429.834
poetic (not factual)61.337429.146
😬 (not 😏)61.235628.9125
motivated (not unmotivated)61.1129928.618
unlucky (not fortunate)61.051326.6445
democratic (not authoritarian)61.059128.7483
sturdy (not flimsy)61.087531.026
sweet (not bitter)60.956824.5477
scruffy (not manicured)60.943526.5461
cultured (not rustic)60.972427.029
genius (not dunce)60.887723.3532
lenient (not strict)60.747925.6496
Roman (not Greek)60.736531.136
realistic (not fantastical)60.767627.931
machiavellian (not transparent)60.752432.423
honorable (not cunning)60.668527.1535
healthy (not sickly)60.496923.5462
🤠 (not 🤑)60.473128.1106
private (not gregarious)60.376127.4502
driven (not unambitious)60.3130425.6443
open to new experinces (not uncreative)60.195926.9484
winter (not summer)60.153726.632
sorrowful (not cheery)60.073223.2470
emancipated (not enslaved)60.086726.0479
classical (not avant-garde)60.063228.6318
reliable (not experimental)60.066328.536
long-winded (not concise)59.941727.124
practical (not imaginative)59.879529.2495
beta (not alpha)59.642529.0501
neat (not messy)59.682827.3409
hoarder (not unprepared)59.672625.5431
pro (not noob)59.6102630.0139
stoic (not expressive)59.545326.3498
reserved (not chatty)59.560827.1452
princess (not queen)59.440333.918
cryptic (not straightforward)59.321728.6509
paranoid (not naive)59.372528.332
builder (not explorer)59.254127.0444
reasonable (not deranged)59.273730.7131
patriotic (not unpatriotic)59.294625.1130
🏌 (not 🤺)59.218930.1135
decisive (not hesitant)59.196428.0526
permanent (not transient)59.165027.9235
rhythmic (not stuttering)59.199629.228
subdued (not exuberant)59.137627.331
never cries (not often crying)59.172928.029
tense (not relaxed)59.0110226.3448
formal (not intimate)59.057428.9189
proactive (not reactive)59.034529.331
folksy (not presidential)58.950728.030
frank (not sugarcoated)58.9103230.123
disarming (not creepy)58.897326.5258
🐴 (not 🦄)58.768833.2126
legit (not scrub)58.7106729.1191
gloomy (not sunny)58.769424.739
emotional (not unemotional)58.794927.128
rebellious (not obedient)58.682626.5497
idealist (not realist)58.653631.6377
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.586327.8372
alert (not oblivious)58.589726.9132
coordinated (not clumsy)58.492428.6480
competent (not incompetent)58.4114330.0548
metrosexual (not macho)58.277927.937
washed (not muddy)58.280224.515
🙃 (not 🥰)58.157230.0182
refined (not rugged)58.077627.2495
protagonist (not antagonist)58.0101729.122
touchy-feely (not distant)58.052027.621
equitable (not hypocritical)57.964828.5311
resolute (not wavering)57.997828.6111
freelance (not corporate)57.976031.637
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)57.966129.037
biased (not impartial)57.8101427.6509
💀 (not 🎃)57.866529.032
logical (not emotional)57.754728.6534
charismatic (not uninspiring)57.7114826.4713
loveable (not punchable)57.783935.023
fixable (not unfixable)57.777227.635
suspicious (not awkward)57.689525.0424
normie (not freak)57.651630.143
basic (not hipster)57.581229.9454
flexible (not rigid)57.545827.6491
smooth (not rough)57.360225.0475
insider (not outsider)57.149429.0445
🐿 (not 🦇)57.074031.1101
humorless (not funny)56.947326.3521
focused on the future (not focused on the present)56.848328.2482
haunted (not blissful)56.896923.741
straight (not queer)56.7117031.1263
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.777431.525
stinky (not fresh)56.635629.5163
calm (not anxious)56.547728.0448
first-mate (not captain)56.568729.5493
preppy (not punk rock)56.482628.640
highbrow (not lowbrow)56.288127.3430
repetitive (not varied)56.280028.5223
🌟 (not 💩)56.2109531.2131
street-smart (not sheltered)56.190628.9452
factual (not exaggerating)56.068632.234
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)55.986724.623
cynical (not gullible)55.989023.321
proper (not scandalous)55.866328.8481
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.893129.848
sad (not happy)55.785322.2452
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.782128.7394
sane (not crazy)55.562829.3130
triggered (not trolling)55.597828.931
on-time (not tardy)55.598437.447
cat person (not dog person)55.464033.828
morning lark (not night owl)55.249131.1359
western (not eastern)55.1104630.8136
consistent (not variable)55.188027.835
mundane (not extraordinary)55.035928.6486
😭 (not 😀)55.063927.0121
serene (not pensive)55.013130.632
everyman (not chosen one)55.058323.824
timid (not cocky)55.031123.724
average (not deviant)54.946928.0414
bright (not depressed)54.871224.4477
unchallenging (not demanding)54.825932.244
hurried (not leisurely)54.783627.3473
analysis (not common sense)54.682623.423
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.575830.5474
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.564328.8273
grateful (not entitled)54.567936.626
careful (not brave)54.444227.7539
📈 (not 📉)54.4103528.7111
circular (not linear)54.458933.328
resigned (not resistant)54.317527.1464
moderate (not extreme)54.347428.8469
miserable (not joyful)54.388021.8141
English (not German)54.2136627.427
go-getter (not slugabed)54.1132826.199
active (not slothful)54.0130125.5510
🐮 (not 🐷)54.089429.8171
off-key (not musical)54.080027.935
tight (not loose)54.0101625.936
picky (not always down)54.086625.122
mighty (not puny)53.9108223.7457
work-first (not family-first)53.873031.3521
awkward (not charming)53.750225.5488
realistic (not ambitious)53.748931.140
yes-man (not contrarian)53.746623.629
abstract (not concrete)53.656530.0145
profound (not ironic)53.663528.143
submissive (not dominant)53.448327.9453
bossy (not meek)53.2109224.6443
🐒 (not 🐩)53.167730.4112
sleepy (not frenzied)52.914728.038
purple (not orange)52.872029.3392
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.751729.9397
libertarian (not socialist)52.692029.0387
🤡 (not 👽)52.661529.9103
bashful (not exhibitionist)52.644430.934
armoured (not vulnerable)52.597627.1419
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.4100025.829
weakass (not badass)52.438032.134
businesslike (not chivalrous)52.477931.058
simple (not complicated)52.342629.4506
dorky (not cool)52.366328.0112
centrist (not radical)52.362530.728
innocent (not jaded)52.345828.622
guarded (not open)52.2117227.1491
outlaw (not sheriff)52.276228.0517
precise (not vague)52.2108428.9433
overprepared (not efficient)52.230923.131
weird (not normal)52.193527.2504
chic (not cheesy)52.169230.130
subjective (not objective)52.076529.1320
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.095722.942
sexist (not feminist)51.948526.6159
politically correct (not edgy)51.865128.3452
liberal (not conservative)51.899528.8128
interesting (not tiresome)51.7118328.0501
statist (not anarchist)51.781731.5184
Coke (not Pepsi)51.782134.756
creative (not conventional)51.683329.7511
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.664131.7107
playful (not shy)51.5115823.7460
well behaved (not mischievous)51.463629.1546
opinionated (not neutral)51.3140234.759
regular (not zany)51.264528.3129
roundabout (not direct)51.142229.8471
tautology (not oxymoron)51.148530.115
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.089329.8462
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.165227.9507
flourishing (not traumatized)50.951928.126
sensitive (not thick-skinned)50.869727.0608
pretentious (not unassuming)50.894128.5138
obsessed (not aloof)50.3122026.3447
nonpolitical (not political)50.364231.2460
passive (not assertive)50.341627.1514
🐀 (not 🐘)50.776330.5162
unorthodox (not traditional)50.689731.9406
glad (not mad)50.666327.5119
💝 (not 💔)50.584529.6188

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 (0.79)
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.781)
  3. Dale Horvath (0.751)
  4. Friar Tuck (0.719)
  5. Alfred Pennyworth (0.715)
  6. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.714)
  7. Rupert Giles (0.701)
  8. Francis Mulcahy (0.69)
  9. Donald Mallard (0.69)
  10. Marmee March (0.688)
  1. A-Train (-0.57)
  2. Logan Delos (-0.569)
  3. Joey Donner (-0.559)
  4. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.549)
  5. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.543)
  6. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.543)
  7. Roman Roy (-0.539)
  8. Zapp Brannigan (-0.537)
  9. Dee Reynolds (-0.535)
  10. The Deep (-0.528)

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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