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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)93.1611.736
studious (not goof-off)91.94012.439
civilized (not barbaric)91.4369.922
perceptive (not unobservant)90.710411.628
heroic (not villainous)90.110311.232
knowledgeable (not ignorant)90.110916.040
confidential (not gossiping)90.05112.142
independent (not codependent)89.64913.324
confident (not insecure)89.5658.516
high IQ (not low IQ)88.824511.627
down2earth (not head@clouds)88.51911.154
coordinated (not clumsy)88.413312.425
pro (not noob)88.119212.630
egalitarian (not racist)87.122611.335
intellectual (not physical)86.813812.039
diligent (not lazy)86.843411.833
works hard (not plays hard)86.49714.432
competent (not incompetent)86.228118.937
bookish (not sporty)86.023213.628
reasonable (not deranged)86.05719.028
on-time (not tardy)85.819316.533
orderly (not chaotic)85.77511.245
inspiring (not cringeworthy)85.65518.828
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.429916.552
wise (not foolish)85.47714.040
loyal (not traitorous)85.242412.139
proper (not scandalous)85.25217.628
master (not apprentice)85.123520.228
reserved (not chatty)84.89316.239
human (not animalistic)84.815011.446
sheriff (not outlaw)84.79612.424
rational (not whimsical)84.48011.027
modest (not flamboyant)84.34917.334
important (not irrelevant)84.333718.932
🥾 (not 👟)84.37012.419
legit (not scrub)84.213417.430
resourceful (not helpless)84.135716.635
alert (not oblivious)84.117512.936
🎩 (not 🧢)84.015119.734
🐴 (not 🦄)83.96217.125
🤠 (not 🤑)83.86112.134
vintage (not trendy)83.614610.545
English (not German)83.511619.940
methodical (not astonishing)83.36713.035
introspective (not not introspective)83.25016.352
protagonist (not antagonist)83.120619.034
serious (not playful)83.120813.932
🌟 (not 💩)83.027419.233
devoted (not unfaithful)83.048120.434
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.823621.839
genius (not dunce)82.521916.131
deep (not shallow)82.49519.526
never cries (not often crying)82.415419.923
workaholic (not slacker)82.348013.141
pointed (not random)82.227514.647
valedictorian (not drop out)82.132124.135
masculine (not feminine)81.938118.750
cautious (not impulsive)81.88320.132
logical (not emotional)81.88318.033
straight (not queer)81.734423.032
factual (not exaggerating)81.710019.249
one-faced (not two-faced)81.623723.635
serious (not bold)81.43617.244
realistic (not fantastical)81.312115.456
tasteful (not lewd)81.211821.430
believable (not poorly-written)81.123619.931
😊 (not 🤣)81.18610.420
treasure (not trash)80.944118.229
🧠 (not 💪)80.934126.634
opinionated (not jealous)80.916310.933
captain (not first-mate)80.925923.344
sturdy (not flimsy)80.726319.929
persistent (not quitter)80.686917.941
rhythmic (not stuttering)80.522017.721
clean (not perverted)80.430320.244
frank (not sugarcoated)80.430817.332
no-nonsense (not dramatic)80.38221.533
still (not twitchy)80.34616.543
prestigious (not disreputable)80.217318.528
non-gamer (not gamer)80.018125.039
tactful (not indiscreet)79.810121.637
consistent (not variable)79.610918.637
old (not young)79.617015.234
compersive (not jealous)79.65412.221
street-smart (not sheltered)79.433321.837
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)79.414519.348
practical (not imaginative)79.022518.323
mighty (not puny)78.936017.137
loveable (not punchable)78.824217.130
historical (not modern)78.812716.233
realistic (not ambitious)78.73620.140
traditional (not unorthodox)78.611113.827
sensible (not ludicrous)78.518524.439
patient (not impatient)78.58922.641
neat (not messy)78.136419.137
honorable (not cunning)78.120922.142
respectful (not rude)78.031522.832
private (not gregarious)78.022715.936
work-first (not family-first)78.025725.137
🧐 (not 😎)78.010225.140
👽 (not 🤡)78.08715.015
quiet (not loud)77.815818.936
driven (not unambitious)77.879017.532
sane (not crazy)77.811920.635
empath (not psychopath)77.734219.142
high standards (not desperate)77.526516.342
interesting (not tiresome)77.436223.650
scheduled (not spontaneous)77.434725.434
soulful (not soulless)77.355722.525
calm (not anxious)77.29521.033
direct (not roundabout)77.138420.833
thick-skinned (not sensitive)77.113121.619
reliable (not experimental)77.120618.621
realist (not idealist)76.715818.129
wholesome (not salacious)76.527819.340
subdued (not exuberant)76.54119.025
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.438122.138
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.421120.725
badass (not weakass)76.365421.348
queen (not princess)76.238319.326
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.19215.830
cultured (not rustic)76.123628.327
😇 (not 😈)76.124716.728
forgiving (not vengeful)76.022921.043
prudish (not flirtatious)76.010714.024
equitable (not hypocritical)75.815718.538
sorrowful (not cheery)75.824919.330
neurotypical (not autistic)75.835418.627
decisive (not hesitant)75.748921.737
sage (not whippersnapper)75.78326.628
classical (not avant-garde)75.517020.739
chaste (not lustful)75.38518.126
interested (not bored)75.335522.043
OCD (not ADHD)75.232222.534
sober (not indulgent)75.111423.024
well behaved (not mischievous)75.019422.831
wooden (not plastic)75.029021.229
white knight (not bad boy)75.035322.540
scientific (not artistic)74.932120.545
attentive (not interrupting)74.920024.847
thrifty (not extravagant)74.714916.339
monotone (not expressive)74.79021.233
charming (not awkward)74.643223.729
tall (not short)74.630717.737
skeptical (not spiritual)74.649319.328
suspicious (not awkward)74.639113.931
hoarder (not unprepared)74.615416.920
self-improving (not self-destructive)74.513718.629
giving (not receiving)74.335421.033
worldly (not innocent)74.353826.141
enlightened (not lost)74.115024.051
🧕 (not 💃)74.04514.122
earth (not air)73.924923.238
feminist (not sexist)73.760218.432
formal (not intimate)73.723423.557
strict (not lenient)73.634916.337
traumatized (not flourishing)73.637818.435
tame (not wild)73.615923.853
kind (not cruel)73.567523.144
deep (not epic)73.45621.154
stoic (not expressive)73.317825.630
eloquent (not unpolished)73.348723.137
utilitarian (not decorative)73.330722.145
guarded (not open)73.363525.118
dramatic (not comedic)73.350623.357
🐮 (not 🐷)73.25717.327
statist (not anarchist)73.117123.325
reasoned (not instinctual)72.914825.536
low-tech (not high-tech)72.827220.829
charismatic (not uninspiring)72.769323.135
altruistic (not selfish)72.539722.333
analysis (not common sense)72.527327.840
🐘 (not 🐀)72.316222.930
armoured (not vulnerable)72.345521.133
generous (not stingy)72.343220.031
introvert (not extrovert)72.220223.129
minimalist (not pack rat)72.217524.431
fresh (not stinky)72.161622.724
profound (not ironic)72.112324.724
reclusive (not social)71.925220.535
luddite (not technophile)71.814219.022
🥶 (not 🥵)71.614622.029
nerd (not jock)71.554022.430
intense (not lighthearted)71.361826.130
secretive (not open-book)71.352424.652
moderate (not extreme)71.213523.831
🤐 (not 😜)71.229621.328
demure (not vain)71.119221.423
emancipated (not enslaved)70.847922.124
water (not fire)70.821623.945
regular (not zany)70.713524.432
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.730222.226
gendered (not androgynous)70.5101424.831
preppy (not punk rock)70.453823.724
active (not slothful)70.491519.242
careful (not brave)70.314921.534
humble (not arrogant)69.930628.125
cool (not dorky)69.844120.427
go-getter (not slugabed)69.794018.829
haunted (not blissful)69.762225.741
chortling (not giggling)69.642718.824
angelic (not demonic)69.446917.729
slow-talking (not fast-talking)69.413322.638
arcane (not mainstream)69.334922.330
alpha (not beta)69.266927.370
vanilla (not kinky)69.133323.831
pure (not debased)69.041523.440
monastic (not hedonist)69.010820.522
prideful (not envious)69.067619.068
thinker (not doer)69.014624.233
nurturing (not poisonous)68.959226.721
chill (not offended)68.719325.252
paranoid (not naive)68.741721.043
curious (not apathetic)68.660624.134
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.670921.139
bold (not shy)68.4108624.533
cooperative (not competitive)68.324327.029
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)68.342924.025
politically correct (not edgy)68.127727.133
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.165429.433
specialist (not generalist)68.137626.831
trusting (not charming)67.919029.026
bossy (not meek)67.980919.931
impartial (not biased)67.73326.226
basic (not hipster)67.648625.434
disarming (not creepy)67.673925.433
tight (not loose)67.665821.031
fixable (not unfixable)67.543524.023
distant (not touchy-feely)67.547122.339
hard (not soft)67.252423.737
sad (not happy)67.155016.541
permanent (not transient)67.135827.727
motivated (not unmotivated)67.1124424.932
beautiful (not ugly)67.0102819.327
urban (not rural)66.975126.237
presidential (not folksy)66.649124.931
ranged (not melee)66.623023.123
normie (not freak)66.432026.141
hard (not soft)66.455822.432
liberal (not conservative)66.456928.427
patriotic (not unpatriotic)66.465523.416
stylish (not slovenly)66.367325.130
highbrow (not lowbrow)66.155627.528
stable (not moody)66.018826.325
precise (not vague)65.969629.829
open-minded (not close-minded)65.956327.532
love-focused (not money-focused)65.981026.444
good-humored (not angry)65.855821.640
efficient (not overprepared)65.762729.731
assertive (not passive)65.687723.937
extraordinary (not mundane)65.378826.546
dominant (not submissive)65.284922.731
mysterious (not unambiguous)65.241632.143
🎨 (not 🏀)65.273127.036
triggered (not trolling)65.158425.826
resolute (not wavering)65.075827.526
🤖 (not 👻)65.033425.930
grateful (not entitled)64.845428.636
western (not eastern)64.754826.929
thick (not thin)64.534523.044
gloomy (not sunny)64.458220.828
indie (not pop)64.364925.142
winter (not summer)64.345827.229
democratic (not authoritarian)64.252230.131
individualist (not communal)64.162131.726
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.886222.425
🤔 (not 🤫)63.846331.237
night owl (not morning lark)63.767034.836
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.767327.237
genuine (not sarcastic)63.652326.332
miserable (not joyful)63.666318.532
asexual (not sexual)63.527226.333
rock (not rap)63.4117925.246
mild (not spicy)63.331923.445
concrete (not abstract)63.356428.423
concise (not long-winded)63.338424.529
objective (not subjective)63.226923.726
macho (not metrosexual)63.234623.727
📈 (not 📉)63.069526.237
oppressed (not privileged)63.030223.845
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)63.032827.921
unassuming (not pretentious)62.929627.929
opinionated (not neutral)62.8124827.346
good-cook (not bad-cook)62.638623.343
Coke (not Pepsi)62.625031.437
healthy (not sickly)62.596824.647
child free (not pronatalist)62.572227.142
obedient (not rebellious)62.539529.931
scholarly (not crafty)62.539629.033
monochrome (not multicolored)62.549530.533
complicated (not simple)62.386330.531
🦇 (not 🐿)62.143631.026
devout (not heathen)62.054726.025
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.051923.931
vegan (not cannibal)62.056822.927
Greek (not Roman)61.717330.515
dry (not moist)61.646023.738
overachiever (not underachiever)61.6111926.241
transparent (not machiavellian)61.649028.338
pensive (not serene)61.5101427.944
frugal (not lavish)61.461328.420
proactive (not reactive)61.426526.332
refined (not rugged)61.372326.837
conventional (not creative)61.246933.734
resistant (not resigned)60.7105527.118
official (not backdoor)60.747533.329
picky (not always down)60.763723.436
musical (not off-key)60.540123.841
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')60.49428.320
🥴 (not 🥳)60.360926.526
linear (not circular)60.343331.232
stubborn (not accommodating)60.3106030.743
insider (not outsider)59.941529.831
atheist (not theist)59.975328.324
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.863734.825
tautology (not oxymoron)59.715223.326
demanding (not unchallenging)59.5114530.741
involved (not remote)59.4106227.832
leisurely (not hurried)59.440128.246
cynical (not gullible)59.485430.329
theoretical (not empirical)59.120231.444
gracious (not feisty)59.127829.331
contrarian (not yes-man)59.179226.325
washed (not muddy)59.184226.030
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.087331.429
centrist (not radical)59.039525.446
real (not philosophical)58.689528.542
🥰 (not 🙃)58.564431.534
rigid (not flexible)58.471523.733
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)58.464828.538
narcissistic (not low self esteem)58.481422.344
French (not Russian)58.179726.423
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.589827.332
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)57.471730.642
dispassionate (not romantic)57.334326.739
manicured (not scruffy)57.197225.125
glad (not mad)56.854723.432
pacifist (not ferocious)56.748924.632
tense (not relaxed)56.6122627.458
bitter (not sweet)56.570730.637
unemotional (not emotional)56.334227.432
normal (not weird)56.251525.443
attractive (not repulsive)56.0118023.326
poetic (not factual)56.054229.223
humorless (not funny)55.852323.454
accepting (not judgemental)55.865430.037
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)55.762229.323
businesslike (not chivalrous)55.772728.836
obsessed (not aloof)55.5105826.519
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.560032.230
industrial (not domestic)55.570331.330
😭 (not 😀)55.566521.238
goth (not flower child)55.449324.228
political (not nonpolitical)55.284825.630
builder (not explorer)55.068130.436
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.094126.323
geriatric (not vibrant)55.035223.048
fast (not slow)54.9113430.251
💔 (not 💝)54.964831.529
dog person (not cat person)54.974235.033
🐐 (not 🦒)54.8103131.249
socialist (not libertarian)54.633427.629
😏 (not 😬)54.684528.535
gatherer (not hunter)54.468731.420
🐩 (not 🐒)54.279826.524
fighter (not lover)53.876430.031
shy (not playful)53.637924.732
smooth (not rough)53.577428.031
straightforward (not cryptic)53.4118534.627
purple (not orange)53.474131.327
warm (not quarrelsome)53.369425.230
bashful (not exhibitionist)53.247530.538
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.138330.929
🛌 (not 🧗)52.954129.126
chosen one (not everyman)52.988430.236
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.781629.630
literary (not mathematical)52.6100231.825
rich (not poor)52.397918.034
chic (not cheesy)52.372826.934
trusting (not suspicious)52.268636.524
corporate (not freelance)52.266533.422
tailor (not blacksmith)52.2102227.022
Italian (not Swedish)52.186523.623
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.968733.228
varied (not repetitive)51.954328.437
frenzied (not sleepy)51.8147026.832
jaded (not innocent)51.8113428.140
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)51.597129.838
🤺 (not 🏌)51.5128528.635
warm (not cold)51.491624.532
predictable (not quirky)51.477130.744
timid (not cocky)51.242023.036
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)51.165125.826
deviant (not average)51.1106027.947
fortunate (not unlucky)51.076124.641
bright (not depressed)51.087228.435
insulting (not complimentary)51.075425.226
existentialist (not nihilist)50.1118428.231
literal (not metaphorical)50.3117932.533
💀 (not 🎃)50.590030.226

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 (0.864)
  2. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.86)
  3. Rupert Giles (0.86)
  4. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.859)
  5. Alfred Pennyworth (0.854)
  6. Donald Cragen (0.853)
  7. William Adama (0.852)
  8. Dr. Bob Sweeney (0.852)
  9. James Gordon (0.849)
  10. Jean-Luc Picard (0.847)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.725)
  2. The Deep (-0.703)
  3. Lydia Bennet (-0.674)
  4. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.672)
  5. Jeff Portnoy (-0.649)
  6. Myrtle Wilson (-0.637)
  7. Michael Kelso (-0.63)
  8. Cheryl Tunt (-0.628)
  9. Zapp Brannigan (-0.627)
  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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Notes

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