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William Somerset Personality Statistics

William Somerset is a character from Se7en. 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
mature (not juvenile)93.8610.832
civilized (not barbaric)91.8339.520
studious (not goof-off)91.74512.836
confidential (not gossiping)90.44511.840
perceptive (not unobservant)90.411811.727
heroic (not villainous)89.911211.330
independent (not codependent)89.64713.522
inspiring (not cringeworthy)89.61813.725
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.913817.133
confident (not insecure)88.8838.315
down2earth (not head@clouds)88.81511.248
pro (not noob)88.717512.724
coordinated (not clumsy)88.013812.424
high IQ (not low IQ)88.026511.623
intellectual (not physical)87.313611.837
egalitarian (not racist)87.220611.633
diligent (not lazy)86.842511.932
human (not animalistic)86.210311.639
competent (not incompetent)86.226719.135
self-disciplined (not disorganized)86.127115.951
🐴 (not 🦄)86.04315.222
wise (not foolish)85.97314.235
works hard (not plays hard)85.910814.829
orderly (not chaotic)85.77611.440
🥾 (not 👟)85.7539.316
resourceful (not helpless)85.630214.633
on-time (not tardy)85.620316.732
reserved (not chatty)85.37816.534
bookish (not sporty)85.323713.826
proper (not scandalous)85.35119.323
loyal (not traitorous)85.042312.735
reasonable (not deranged)85.07420.324
logical (not emotional)84.85015.728
sheriff (not outlaw)84.69613.221
🤠 (not 🤑)84.55211.728
cautious (not impulsive)84.44418.225
masculine (not feminine)84.429618.241
modest (not flamboyant)84.34917.334
alert (not oblivious)84.316813.133
master (not apprentice)84.224320.726
important (not irrelevant)84.233019.231
serious (not playful)84.117612.329
rational (not whimsical)84.08711.423
🎩 (not 🧢)83.815421.427
sturdy (not flimsy)83.817615.826
legit (not scrub)83.715518.426
methodical (not astonishing)83.56012.933
straight (not queer)83.527818.529
🌟 (not 💩)83.424718.627
English (not German)83.311320.139
protagonist (not antagonist)83.118819.034
vintage (not trendy)82.816910.143
introspective (not not introspective)82.75516.450
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.522422.237
deep (not shallow)82.49419.526
workaholic (not slacker)82.346813.141
never cries (not often crying)82.316320.322
genius (not dunce)82.322216.926
valedictorian (not drop out)82.231424.833
realistic (not fantastical)82.011115.050
pointed (not random)82.028714.746
persistent (not quitter)81.876916.937
devoted (not unfaithful)81.851421.529
non-gamer (not gamer)81.714123.035
serious (not bold)81.53817.641
treasure (not trash)81.438718.328
one-faced (not two-faced)81.423924.632
clean (not perverted)81.326719.441
opinionated (not jealous)81.215211.032
😊 (not 🤣)81.17710.420
factual (not exaggerating)80.810219.644
believable (not poorly-written)80.725220.329
neat (not messy)80.627217.732
captain (not first-mate)80.526024.041
honorable (not cunning)80.315019.340
no-nonsense (not dramatic)80.38521.533
old (not young)80.215915.231
tasteful (not lewd)80.014121.728
frank (not sugarcoated)79.832017.231
practical (not imaginative)79.820318.821
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.624619.217
compersive (not jealous)79.65712.520
still (not twitchy)79.65216.837
tactful (not indiscreet)79.411822.732
🧠 (not 💪)79.336728.229
respectful (not rude)79.226818.427
private (not gregarious)79.218314.232
mighty (not puny)79.234017.834
loveable (not punchable)79.123317.628
prestigious (not disreputable)79.020919.821
👽 (not 🤡)79.07415.713
quiet (not loud)78.813517.231
direct (not roundabout)78.829917.130
historical (not modern)78.812016.930
queen (not princess)78.629818.022
patient (not impatient)78.38623.637
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)78.115419.843
realistic (not ambitious)78.13520.338
street-smart (not sheltered)78.035822.733
traditional (not unorthodox)78.011214.323
sensible (not ludicrous)77.920124.837
subdued (not exuberant)77.83019.422
consistent (not variable)77.616819.330
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.534420.735
🧐 (not 😎)77.510826.037
enlightened (not lost)77.59020.846
sage (not whippersnapper)77.56226.324
work-first (not family-first)77.426125.834
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.433725.434
high standards (not desperate)77.326816.740
worldly (not innocent)77.341623.437
interesting (not tiresome)77.334724.247
thick-skinned (not sensitive)77.113121.619
driven (not unambitious)77.178617.331
reassuring (not fearmongering)77.118721.322
soulful (not soulless)77.053023.221
badass (not weakass)77.059919.946
reliable (not experimental)76.921718.918
sane (not crazy)76.713521.430
realist (not idealist)76.515118.726
thrifty (not extravagant)76.211316.833
empath (not psychopath)76.236819.836
classical (not avant-garde)76.114820.834
cultured (not rustic)76.123728.327
charming (not awkward)76.036223.026
prudish (not flirtatious)76.010914.024
eloquent (not unpolished)75.939521.533
wooden (not plastic)75.625922.226
well behaved (not mischievous)75.518722.926
calm (not anxious)75.510522.726
wholesome (not salacious)75.530420.235
tall (not short)75.426817.533
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.411316.426
sorrowful (not cheery)75.326219.528
chaste (not lustful)75.38917.221
hoarder (not unprepared)75.213817.119
OCD (not ADHD)75.231922.933
neurotypical (not autistic)75.041219.621
decisive (not hesitant)75.048322.034
equitable (not hypocritical)75.016718.836
interested (not bored)75.035721.639
dramatic (not comedic)74.943123.051
formal (not intimate)74.820722.952
statist (not anarchist)74.813922.723
sober (not indulgent)74.712424.718
suspicious (not awkward)74.738414.627
attentive (not interrupting)74.719925.345
white knight (not bad boy)74.635223.237
monotone (not expressive)74.48921.532
altruistic (not selfish)74.332121.629
kind (not cruel)74.260920.638
self-improving (not self-destructive)74.214319.326
deep (not epic)74.24219.652
analysis (not common sense)74.224426.435
giving (not receiving)74.136121.332
skeptical (not spiritual)74.049819.926
tame (not wild)73.715622.949
😇 (not 😈)73.729916.723
forgiving (not vengeful)73.726621.537
strict (not lenient)73.533916.735
demure (not vain)73.513320.021
earth (not air)73.525724.135
luddite (not technophile)73.410818.819
utilitarian (not decorative)73.329322.043
traumatized (not flourishing)73.336318.833
guarded (not open)73.360825.118
🐮 (not 🐷)73.15117.626
🐘 (not 🐀)72.616223.425
scientific (not artistic)72.337421.138
armoured (not vulnerable)72.343421.432
secretive (not open-book)72.047123.746
haunted (not blissful)72.052624.139
low-tech (not high-tech)71.827720.528
regular (not zany)71.711623.927
profound (not ironic)71.712725.123
charismatic (not uninspiring)71.766723.532
cool (not dorky)71.736518.426
feminist (not sexist)71.760818.128
🧕 (not 💃)71.56012.919
humble (not arrogant)71.425530.820
reasoned (not instinctual)71.316526.332
introvert (not extrovert)71.319323.327
generous (not stingy)71.143520.428
go-getter (not slugabed)71.082620.324
minimalist (not pack rat)71.018124.629
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.928923.024
stoic (not expressive)70.919926.825
moderate (not extreme)70.913124.527
reclusive (not social)70.824921.032
🥶 (not 🥵)70.815523.425
water (not fire)70.820223.841
bold (not shy)70.797723.630
active (not slothful)70.785119.739
intense (not lighthearted)70.461628.024
careful (not brave)70.114421.933
highbrow (not lowbrow)70.039624.721
emancipated (not enslaved)70.048422.223
alpha (not beta)69.963126.969
🤐 (not 😜)69.931121.626
nerd (not jock)69.655423.125
slow-talking (not fast-talking)69.612623.334
fresh (not stinky)69.565822.921
thinker (not doer)69.513124.831
gendered (not androgynous)69.3100225.229
politically correct (not edgy)69.025027.329
monastic (not hedonist)69.010220.522
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.064321.537
prideful (not envious)68.964719.364
ranged (not melee)68.816218.821
angelic (not demonic)68.745817.525
chill (not offended)68.719025.252
fixable (not unfixable)68.736523.321
specialist (not generalist)68.635226.929
pure (not debased)68.539723.536
arcane (not mainstream)68.536023.227
resolute (not wavering)68.557724.922
motivated (not unmotivated)68.5113525.030
distant (not touchy-feely)68.543222.135
tight (not loose)68.460121.128
hard (not soft)68.347921.630
vanilla (not kinky)68.233026.125
basic (not hipster)68.245325.928
hard (not soft)68.149323.932
paranoid (not naive)67.844022.237
impartial (not biased)67.73326.725
nurturing (not poisonous)67.757928.618
liberal (not conservative)67.750728.126
disarming (not creepy)67.469125.528
preppy (not punk rock)67.457927.317
dominant (not submissive)67.474722.826
bossy (not meek)67.479120.030
curious (not apathetic)67.361925.030
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.366829.532
cooperative (not competitive)67.225227.026
normie (not freak)67.129026.237
stylish (not slovenly)67.062024.526
chortling (not giggling)66.952819.518
love-focused (not money-focused)66.972424.340
trusting (not charming)66.821228.223
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.644825.021
beautiful (not ugly)66.396719.825
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.364924.215
presidential (not folksy)66.348225.729
urban (not rural)66.273925.533
efficient (not overprepared)66.258029.123
democratic (not authoritarian)66.142828.729
sad (not happy)66.056516.039
assertive (not passive)65.783724.236
obedient (not rebellious)65.632227.127
picky (not always down)65.647120.329
precise (not vague)65.666929.326
gloomy (not sunny)65.552820.426
concise (not long-winded)65.530523.925
objective (not subjective)65.319622.323
📈 (not 📉)65.255525.135
macho (not metrosexual)65.230323.722
asexual (not sexual)65.224227.030
🎨 (not 🏀)65.269227.435
indie (not pop)65.157725.639
stable (not moody)65.020426.424
thick (not thin)65.031922.140
permanent (not transient)65.043028.324
western (not eastern)65.048627.623
🤖 (not 👻)65.032825.126
open-minded (not close-minded)64.954728.629
frugal (not lavish)64.848427.618
grateful (not entitled)64.842828.636
scholarly (not crafty)64.632528.631
good-humored (not angry)64.456821.837
mysterious (not unambiguous)64.340332.538
winter (not summer)64.345427.229
individualist (not communal)64.158131.726
extraordinary (not mundane)64.178527.242
🤔 (not 🤫)64.043431.932
refined (not rugged)63.862325.532
mild (not spicy)63.829422.942
complicated (not simple)63.875528.826
devout (not heathen)63.746725.418
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.550934.322
genuine (not sarcastic)63.449526.529
night owl (not morning lark)63.464235.432
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.266127.436
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.183523.023
proactive (not reactive)63.121526.128
conventional (not creative)63.040133.831
triggered (not trolling)63.066425.824
good-cook (not bad-cook)63.036423.939
concrete (not abstract)62.956329.022
Coke (not Pepsi)62.923531.335
oppressed (not privileged)62.829124.343
opinionated (not neutral)62.7117626.941
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)62.333029.918
unassuming (not pretentious)62.229428.726
vegan (not cannibal)61.852623.725
healthy (not sickly)61.793224.343
Greek (not Roman)61.617431.614
rock (not rap)61.6115325.638
pessimistic (not optimistic)61.352023.929
child free (not pronatalist)61.372826.338
transparent (not machiavellian)61.346529.130
🦇 (not 🐿)61.043331.125
overachiever (not underachiever)61.0106526.437
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.98428.718
🥰 (not 🙃)60.953630.930
stubborn (not accommodating)60.899731.040
real (not philosophical)60.778527.336
miserable (not joyful)60.671117.426
leisurely (not hurried)60.536228.038
dry (not moist)60.547323.931
🥴 (not 🥳)60.357326.526
involved (not remote)60.297825.725
rigid (not flexible)60.163722.029
washed (not muddy)60.075925.928
atheist (not theist)59.971328.324
dispassionate (not romantic)59.927627.232
narcissistic (not low self esteem)59.973422.539
monochrome (not multicolored)59.754532.323
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)59.657928.037
cynical (not gullible)59.580728.926
pensive (not serene)59.4107327.740
contrarian (not yes-man)59.475027.023
linear (not circular)59.346431.131
tautology (not oxymoron)59.216823.725
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)59.162730.837
theoretical (not empirical)59.019731.142
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.084531.429
bitter (not sweet)58.861930.233
tense (not relaxed)58.5111326.452
manicured (not scruffy)58.289824.223
musical (not off-key)58.243523.138
gracious (not feisty)58.127929.929
insider (not outsider)57.946930.728
demanding (not unchallenging)57.8111331.238
official (not backdoor)57.750933.825
centrist (not radical)57.742325.942
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.483627.728
glad (not mad)57.151723.530
🐩 (not 🐒)56.767227.020
unemotional (not emotional)56.633327.429
socialist (not libertarian)56.522327.926
French (not Russian)56.180926.721
gatherer (not hunter)56.160230.617
straightforward (not cryptic)55.8104536.323
accepting (not judgemental)55.861429.730
builder (not explorer)55.864130.133
political (not nonpolitical)55.779125.725
😏 (not 😬)55.773228.032
pacifist (not ferocious)55.647325.030
humorless (not funny)55.649923.451
😭 (not 😀)55.662521.537
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)55.560230.421
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.457732.727
normal (not weird)55.350925.641
dog person (not cat person)55.267333.931
uncreative (not open to new experinces)54.933229.726
resistant (not resigned)54.9120829.813
smooth (not rough)54.768728.529
geriatric (not vibrant)54.733823.446
corporate (not freelance)54.757933.416
fighter (not lover)54.671930.528
obsessed (not aloof)54.5104626.015
industrial (not domestic)54.572331.625
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.581430.133
fast (not slow)54.4107930.450
🐐 (not 🦒)54.299431.248
poetic (not factual)54.254829.619
chic (not cheesy)54.263126.732
businesslike (not chivalrous)54.174028.832
💔 (not 💝)54.064931.026
goth (not flower child)54.051324.526
attractive (not repulsive)53.7112623.621
nihilist (not existentialist)53.740429.026
purple (not orange)53.669432.125
shy (not playful)53.634624.732
tailor (not blacksmith)53.693027.520
🛌 (not 🧗)53.549729.723
suspicious (not trusting)53.484032.718
bashful (not exhibitionist)53.342430.634
predictable (not quirky)53.068030.039
frenzied (not sleepy)52.7136426.927
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.599825.719
bright (not depressed)52.478428.433
💀 (not 🎃)52.481130.622
mathematical (not literary)52.356832.022
complimentary (not insulting)52.381825.923
🤺 (not 🏌)52.1119428.934
Italian (not Swedish)52.182023.623
jaded (not innocent)52.1106228.835
warm (not quarrelsome)51.968425.127
cocky (not timid)51.8117322.333
cold (not warm)51.770523.626
deviant (not average)51.598827.944
everyman (not chosen one)51.368229.831
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.085633.224
rich (not poor)51.096417.931
repetitive (not varied)51.0101828.634
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)50.963026.824
fortunate (not unlucky)50.873024.636
literal (not metaphorical)50.3110232.533
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.675929.028

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alfred Pennyworth (0.86)
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.856)
  3. Rupert Giles (0.855)
  4. William Adama (0.853)
  5. Donald Cragen (0.853)
  6. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.853)
  7. James Gordon (0.847)
  8. Dr. Bob Sweeney (0.847)
  9. Raymond Holt (0.847)
  10. Jean-Luc Picard (0.845)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.725)
  2. The Deep (-0.698)
  3. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.676)
  4. Lydia Bennet (-0.674)
  5. Jeff Portnoy (-0.648)
  6. Myrtle Wilson (-0.636)
  7. Cheryl Tunt (-0.633)
  8. Michael Kelso (-0.631)
  9. Zapp Brannigan (-0.62)
  10. Homer Simpson (-0.606)

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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