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William Somerset Descriptive 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. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 1,750 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
mature (not juvenile)93.21111.339
studious (not goof-off)91.95012.439
civilized (not barbaric)91.3439.724
perceptive (not unobservant)90.712511.628
heroic (not villainous)90.311011.133
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.012415.943
confidential (not gossiping)89.96211.845
pro (not noob)89.218612.533
high IQ (not low IQ)88.827411.229
down2earth (not head@clouds)88.32111.155
confident (not insecure)88.21109.118
independent (not codependent)87.210417.328
egalitarian (not racist)86.929211.737
works hard (not plays hard)86.810314.333
diligent (not lazy)86.750012.035
coordinated (not clumsy)86.522315.028
bookish (not sporty)86.425113.132
intellectual (not physical)86.417112.140
competent (not incompetent)86.132618.739
orderly (not chaotic)85.98511.146
on-time (not tardy)85.922216.234
loyal (not traitorous)85.747212.041
inspiring (not cringeworthy)85.76518.529
rational (not whimsical)85.66511.230
master (not apprentice)85.625020.029
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.434016.552
wise (not foolish)85.410014.040
proper (not scandalous)85.16317.329
reasonable (not deranged)84.99619.530
sheriff (not outlaw)84.810812.225
human (not animalistic)84.817111.446
alert (not oblivious)84.518712.838
modest (not flamboyant)84.36117.334
🥾 (not 👟)84.38012.419
important (not irrelevant)84.241018.633
legit (not scrub)84.215617.430
methodical (not astonishing)84.15312.938
resourceful (not helpless)84.141216.635
English (not German)83.912119.841
🤠 (not 🤑)83.87812.134
protagonist (not antagonist)83.822218.737
reserved (not chatty)83.713517.440
vintage (not trendy)83.616010.545
introspective (not not introspective)83.46316.255
🐴 (not 🦄)83.28216.827
🌟 (not 💩)83.034119.233
devoted (not unfaithful)82.956819.836
🎩 (not 🧢)82.821721.736
valedictorian (not drop out)82.735323.338
serious (not playful)82.625913.634
genius (not dunce)82.526516.131
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.529421.640
workaholic (not slacker)82.455613.343
pointed (not random)82.231614.548
serious (not bold)82.23717.346
deep (not shallow)82.212219.227
masculine (not feminine)82.143118.552
🧠 (not 💪)82.035225.538
realistic (not fantastical)82.012615.558
tasteful (not lewd)81.811921.431
cautious (not impulsive)81.810020.132
one-faced (not two-faced)81.826223.336
sturdy (not flimsy)81.627619.631
factual (not exaggerating)81.612019.050
captain (not first-mate)81.329922.946
persistent (not quitter)81.197217.643
believable (not poorly-written)81.127819.931
😊 (not 🤣)81.012010.121
clean (not perverted)81.033919.747
opinionated (not jealous)80.919810.933
logical (not emotional)80.811718.437
compersive (not jealous)80.66312.223
no-nonsense (not dramatic)80.59821.234
straight (not queer)80.542023.633
rhythmic (not stuttering)80.526717.721
still (not twitchy)80.26316.245
prestigious (not disreputable)80.220018.528
never cries (not often crying)80.123722.524
non-gamer (not gamer)80.021125.039
old (not young)79.918115.135
consistent (not variable)79.812218.139
treasure (not trash)79.560019.331
historical (not modern)79.412916.334
street-smart (not sheltered)79.437121.837
tactful (not indiscreet)79.313121.538
respectful (not rude)78.933322.434
practical (not imaginative)78.825817.226
realistic (not ambitious)78.74420.140
mighty (not puny)78.741816.938
patient (not impatient)78.610522.342
loveable (not punchable)78.628217.632
sensible (not ludicrous)78.521824.439
frank (not sugarcoated)78.541420.133
neat (not messy)78.340618.938
work-first (not family-first)78.328924.938
sane (not crazy)78.314420.536
empath (not psychopath)78.138719.044
🧐 (not 😎)78.012225.140
honorable (not cunning)77.925121.446
reliable (not experimental)77.920917.724
👽 (not 🤡)77.910614.616
quiet (not loud)77.819518.936
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)77.819922.149
subdued (not exuberant)77.64318.827
direct (not roundabout)77.442320.634
calm (not anxious)77.211521.033
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.140025.135
high standards (not desperate)77.031416.045
interesting (not tiresome)76.944623.751
driven (not unambitious)76.798218.235
queen (not princess)76.741719.127
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.443022.138
traditional (not unorthodox)76.416418.129
badass (not weakass)76.376521.348
private (not gregarious)76.333719.838
thick-skinned (not sensitive)76.218721.420
cultured (not rustic)76.125928.327
soulful (not soulless)76.170722.828
😇 (not 😈)76.129316.728
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.126020.928
forgiving (not vengeful)76.028120.844
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.011415.531
classical (not avant-garde)75.916820.641
equitable (not hypocritical)75.819218.538
neurotypical (not autistic)75.838918.627
decisive (not hesitant)75.755221.737
sage (not whippersnapper)75.79626.628
tall (not short)75.634814.959
prudish (not flirtatious)75.613713.626
realist (not idealist)75.619318.632
thrifty (not extravagant)75.614516.441
sorrowful (not cheery)75.431419.131
sober (not indulgent)75.413122.625
interested (not bored)75.342822.043
wooden (not plastic)75.331420.930
well behaved (not mischievous)75.023122.831
white knight (not bad boy)75.041422.540
scientific (not artistic)74.936620.545
chaste (not lustful)74.911017.628
OCD (not ADHD)74.938322.335
giving (not receiving)74.939420.835
charming (not awkward)74.748323.131
stoic (not expressive)74.718325.432
monotone (not expressive)74.711221.233
hoarder (not unprepared)74.618716.920
wholesome (not salacious)74.538222.443
self-improving (not self-destructive)74.516418.629
suspicious (not awkward)74.444813.832
enlightened (not lost)74.417323.753
attentive (not interrupting)74.026325.248
kind (not cruel)73.976122.747
dramatic (not comedic)73.757123.060
utilitarian (not decorative)73.633421.448
skeptical (not spiritual)73.460720.031
tame (not wild)73.418823.654
deep (not epic)73.47121.154
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.475823.036
strict (not lenient)73.240916.338
eloquent (not unpolished)73.255122.838
🐮 (not 🐷)73.27017.327
statist (not anarchist)73.119823.325
guarded (not open)73.075424.419
traumatized (not flourishing)72.948618.536
feminist (not sexist)72.874218.336
🧕 (not 💃)72.87414.424
reclusive (not social)72.728220.736
earth (not air)72.731525.340
reasoned (not instinctual)72.618225.138
generous (not stingy)72.350920.031
analysis (not common sense)72.332927.142
armoured (not vulnerable)72.252720.734
minimalist (not pack rat)72.220824.431
🐘 (not 🐀)72.219422.232
altruistic (not selfish)72.146722.134
fresh (not stinky)72.171722.724
profound (not ironic)72.114824.724
worldly (not innocent)72.070727.943
formal (not intimate)72.032224.959
introvert (not extrovert)71.725222.133
emancipated (not enslaved)71.751121.426
intense (not lighthearted)71.769125.831
demure (not vain)71.621820.725
🥶 (not 🥵)71.615422.029
nerd (not jock)71.560922.430
luddite (not technophile)71.515718.224
moderate (not extreme)71.514923.133
secretive (not open-book)71.362824.652
cool (not dorky)71.147020.329
chortling (not giggling)71.141018.627
🤐 (not 😜)71.037021.029
regular (not zany)70.714924.432
low-tech (not high-tech)70.536223.131
gendered (not androgynous)70.5114324.831
water (not fire)70.525424.547
careful (not brave)70.416021.235
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.938622.127
active (not slothful)69.9108719.344
slow-talking (not fast-talking)69.914522.640
humble (not arrogant)69.736927.528
go-getter (not slugabed)69.7109618.829
haunted (not blissful)69.671225.442
preppy (not punk rock)69.464123.327
angelic (not demonic)69.454917.430
thinker (not doer)69.316423.934
arcane (not mainstream)69.239722.031
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.277820.841
vanilla (not kinky)69.136723.831
pure (not debased)69.048623.440
monastic (not hedonist)69.012820.522
prideful (not envious)69.077118.969
curious (not apathetic)68.769923.536
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.769128.735
alpha (not beta)68.778827.173
paranoid (not naive)68.748021.043
bossy (not meek)68.688219.932
specialist (not generalist)68.642326.532
cooperative (not competitive)68.329727.029
basic (not hipster)68.350125.336
disarming (not creepy)68.382224.536
chill (not offended)68.323425.955
nurturing (not poisonous)68.069426.424
sad (not happy)67.959816.244
permanent (not transient)67.838126.929
distant (not touchy-feely)67.854521.941
tight (not loose)67.774020.732
bold (not shy)67.4126524.335
trusting (not charming)67.323428.727
beautiful (not ugly)67.3118918.729
stable (not moody)67.219526.127
politically correct (not edgy)67.234527.234
hard (not soft)67.259723.737
ranged (not melee)67.223622.824
assertive (not passive)67.194024.239
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.172322.917
impartial (not biased)67.14626.228
urban (not rural)67.183025.938
hard (not soft)66.663122.234
extraordinary (not mundane)66.587326.748
normie (not freak)66.534925.842
motivated (not unmotivated)66.5144924.833
liberal (not conservative)66.467428.427
precise (not vague)66.277529.330
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.255325.726
presidential (not folksy)66.258024.534
🤖 (not 👻)66.135626.231
stylish (not slovenly)66.077725.032
good-humored (not angry)66.064821.543
open-minded (not close-minded)65.966527.532
🎨 (not 🏀)65.783226.039
dominant (not submissive)65.694422.532
love-focused (not money-focused)65.695626.245
winter (not summer)65.450926.731
highbrow (not lowbrow)65.367329.330
mysterious (not unambiguous)65.249632.143
🤔 (not 🤫)65.246231.039
thick (not thin)65.136922.746
resolute (not wavering)65.085927.526
triggered (not trolling)65.069425.228
democratic (not authoritarian)64.958229.933
concrete (not abstract)64.858728.824
grateful (not entitled)64.853428.439
concise (not long-winded)64.541125.030
gloomy (not sunny)64.467121.631
night owl (not morning lark)64.374934.038
indie (not pop)64.377225.142
efficient (not overprepared)64.280030.532
oppressed (not privileged)64.134324.047
individualist (not communal)63.971831.428
opinionated (not neutral)63.9138326.949
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.897722.425
western (not eastern)63.769426.930
miserable (not joyful)63.675118.532
asexual (not sexual)63.533326.333
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.477826.938
complicated (not simple)63.394630.632
objective (not subjective)63.330823.327
monochrome (not multicolored)63.253830.334
unassuming (not pretentious)63.233027.530
Greek (not Roman)63.217229.117
obedient (not rebellious)63.044029.933
mild (not spicy)62.937223.247
macho (not metrosexual)62.939323.529
refined (not rugged)62.678726.839
good-cook (not bad-cook)62.645723.343
healthy (not sickly)62.5111124.647
scholarly (not crafty)62.545229.033
fixable (not unfixable)62.574626.726
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)62.536726.724
proactive (not reactive)62.427225.934
devout (not heathen)62.063526.025
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.058523.931
vegan (not cannibal)62.067922.329
child free (not pronatalist)61.985727.144
overachiever (not underachiever)61.9128126.042
genuine (not sarcastic)61.768626.734
dry (not moist)61.652823.738
Coke (not Pepsi)61.532631.939
transparent (not machiavellian)61.555127.939
frugal (not lavish)61.470828.420
📈 (not 📉)61.491626.539
pensive (not serene)61.3115428.247
rock (not rap)61.2142826.450
cynical (not gullible)61.193930.331
resistant (not resigned)61.0119226.419
conventional (not creative)60.955033.335
🥴 (not 🥳)60.966726.227
picky (not always down)60.971422.938
official (not backdoor)60.753333.329
contrarian (not yes-man)60.585826.826
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.370434.226
linear (not circular)60.350331.232
stubborn (not accommodating)60.3120030.743
musical (not off-key)60.048923.742
atheist (not theist)59.987827.825
🦇 (not 🐿)59.955932.527
insider (not outsider)59.846729.534
washed (not muddy)59.895325.931
gracious (not feisty)59.731529.132
demanding (not unchallenging)59.7130930.442
tautology (not oxymoron)59.717423.326
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.597227.436
involved (not remote)59.4121827.832
leisurely (not hurried)59.443928.246
real (not philosophical)59.399728.643
theoretical (not empirical)59.125531.444
French (not Russian)59.085626.124
rigid (not flexible)58.481023.733
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')58.418329.021
centrist (not radical)58.446925.447
unemotional (not emotional)58.234026.935
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.177728.440
narcissistic (not low self esteem)57.793722.545
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.6108831.834
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)57.582030.243
🥰 (not 🙃)57.379831.835
dispassionate (not romantic)57.339426.739
glad (not mad)57.262223.133
manicured (not scruffy)57.1112125.125
accepting (not judgemental)57.072230.641
tense (not relaxed)56.7139627.259
pacifist (not ferocious)56.758024.632
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.667728.425
bitter (not sweet)56.380130.439
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.1102126.324
obsessed (not aloof)55.6120725.920
fast (not slow)55.6129229.954
purple (not orange)55.676031.329
humorless (not funny)55.660623.356
😏 (not 😬)55.694828.736
businesslike (not chivalrous)55.582828.438
socialist (not libertarian)55.438826.931
builder (not explorer)55.475030.037
😭 (not 😀)55.476121.041
goth (not flower child)55.457524.228
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.269831.232
normal (not weird)55.161026.144
geriatric (not vibrant)55.040623.048
🐐 (not 🦒)54.8117031.249
poetic (not factual)54.866329.124
industrial (not domestic)54.684231.231
warm (not quarrelsome)54.277825.333
attractive (not repulsive)54.1140823.829
shy (not playful)54.143124.536
💔 (not 💝)54.176731.330
political (not nonpolitical)54.0101225.333
bashful (not exhibitionist)54.051830.040
chic (not cheesy)54.079127.136
dog person (not cat person)53.986635.134
fighter (not lover)53.888730.031
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.641530.430
🐩 (not 🐒)53.694326.126
straightforward (not cryptic)53.4135834.627
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)53.465526.328
Italian (not Swedish)53.491623.125
gatherer (not hunter)53.280631.021
literary (not mathematical)52.6115531.825
rich (not poor)52.3111818.034
🎃 (not 💀)52.385231.127
predictable (not quirky)52.384630.346
trusting (not suspicious)52.279536.524
tailor (not blacksmith)52.2116927.022
frenzied (not sleepy)52.0167126.534
jaded (not innocent)52.0129828.042
varied (not repetitive)51.964828.437
nihilist (not existentialist)51.953628.232
corporate (not freelance)51.975433.324
fortunate (not unlucky)51.683624.642
smooth (not rough)51.594728.233
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.498930.031
🛌 (not 🧗)51.363429.727
metaphorical (not literal)51.258232.134
complimentary (not insulting)51.1106325.327
warm (not cold)51.0106424.134
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.190734.029
chosen one (not everyman)50.9108930.339
bright (not depressed)50.899927.837
deviant (not average)50.8122727.748
🏌 (not 🤺)50.344528.736
cocky (not timid)50.4144423.037
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)50.579729.440

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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. Atticus Finch (0.882)
  2. Alfred Pennyworth (0.864)
  3. Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (0.861)
  4. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.86)
  5. Rupert Giles (0.859)
  6. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.859)
  7. Dr. Bob Sweeney (0.858)
  8. William Adama (0.854)
  9. Donald Cragen (0.854)
  10. Alfred Pennyworth (0.853)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.725)
  2. The Deep (-0.702)
  3. Lydia Bennet (-0.677)
  4. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.673)
  5. Jeff Portnoy (-0.655)
  6. Myrtle Wilson (-0.639)
  7. Cheryl Tunt (-0.633)
  8. Michael Kelso (-0.631)
  9. Zapp Brannigan (-0.626)
  10. Homer Simpson (-0.607)

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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