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Carrie Bradshaw Personality Statistics

Carrie Bradshaw is a character from Sex and the City. 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
stylish (not slovenly)92.21511.9600
cosmopolitan (not provincial)91.9312.5557
urban (not rural)91.8718.1168
feminine (not masculine)91.53812.6639
literary (not mathematical)91.5312.1631
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)90.83116.397
💃 (not 🧕)90.12916.6170
social (not reclusive)89.72511.7143
lavish (not frugal)89.43115.9604
artistic (not scientific)89.21511.9665
multicolored (not monochrome)88.21417.7179
overspender (not penny-pincher)87.92318.6151
child free (not pronatalist)87.31218.3521
expressive (not stoic)87.15314.6661
chatty (not reserved)86.48715.5667
decorative (not utilitarian)86.0816.5155
open to new experinces (not uncreative)85.78215.8582
flamboyant (not modest)85.36517.2659
thin (not thick)85.21519.1422
manicured (not scruffy)85.217819.4689
playful (not shy)84.812513.5620
straight (not queer)84.517221.3307
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)84.14818.497
gendered (not androgynous)84.021521.8274
charismatic (not uninspiring)83.913818.1581
emotional (not logical)83.86916.3633
indulgent (not sober)83.27816.8604
🐩 (not 🐒)83.26722.391
creative (not conventional)82.97217.5668
night owl (not morning lark)82.79919.7426
🦄 (not 🐴)82.75217.587
fresh (not stinky)82.511017.4162
beautiful (not ugly)82.427419.3165
extrovert (not introvert)82.311617.9598
modern (not historical)82.24219.2430
bold (not shy)82.036215.7625
imaginative (not practical)82.04416.7540
pack rat (not minimalist)81.02121.790
😜 (not 🤐)80.88320.086
impulsive (not cautious)80.612617.6661
gregarious (not private)80.65218.5555
🎩 (not 🧢)80.313926.789
dramatic (not no-nonsense)80.211523.3302
idealist (not realist)80.15921.1189
important (not irrelevant)79.929822.6156
attractive (not repulsive)79.826618.4642
involved (not remote)79.710619.0509
curious (not apathetic)79.311419.0620
whimsical (not rational)79.38317.8623
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)79.15123.379
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)78.912222.1558
bold (not serious)78.611116.9599
lustful (not chaste)78.514319.0647
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)78.517421.6517
liberal (not conservative)78.112122.380
chaotic (not orderly)78.114218.4605
driven (not unambitious)78.046721.3503
head@clouds (not down2earth)77.99022.3631
complicated (not simple)77.919722.5558
explorer (not builder)77.98720.4664
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)77.611123.2470
persistent (not quitter)77.258324.479
feminist (not sexist)77.126424.7117
funny (not humorless)76.716521.0623
spontaneous (not deliberate)76.68121.6601
spontaneous (not scheduled)76.615121.7641
neurotypical (not autistic)76.420222.2548
loud (not quiet)76.319718.7600
avant-garde (not classical)76.35722.3156
refined (not rugged)76.220323.3627
instinctual (not reasoned)76.015421.3599
vain (not demure)76.016820.5540
disarming (not creepy)75.820317.6272
go-getter (not slugabed)75.835720.972
treasure (not trash)75.840325.487
soulful (not soulless)75.635321.6174
fast (not slow)75.523018.7557
short (not tall)74.910322.8568
extraordinary (not mundane)74.726923.3623
pro (not noob)74.538325.4102
bookish (not sporty)74.430521.6547
metaphorical (not literal)74.43624.1550
egalitarian (not racist)74.349123.474
active (not slothful)74.143321.9545
anxious (not calm)74.118618.2593
work-first (not family-first)74.022822.6675
introspective (not not introspective)73.917227.2139
🌟 (not 💩)73.635927.485
playful (not serious)73.513218.7654
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.526920.787
gossiping (not confidential)73.114725.3656
lenient (not strict)73.112820.2640
fortunate (not unlucky)73.17623.5632
rebellious (not obedient)73.130020.0539
insider (not outsider)73.06926.7455
moody (not stable)72.829821.8649
civilized (not barbaric)72.835523.0643
messy (not neat)72.713922.9427
impatient (not patient)72.628723.0276
zany (not regular)72.521724.493
legit (not scrub)72.537522.5150
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.321321.7545
wild (not tame)72.228218.5614
astonishing (not methodical)71.97121.5526
unorthodox (not traditional)71.824225.2166
obsessed (not aloof)71.722324.4606
🤑 (not 🤠)71.617328.886
worldly (not innocent)71.538821.8649
good-humored (not angry)71.523921.6495
hedonist (not monastic)71.514025.569
extreme (not moderate)71.234722.7537
disorganized (not self-disciplined)71.212225.2580
brave (not careful)71.028319.6648
mischievous (not well behaved)70.934320.8567
charming (not awkward)70.830224.0667
human (not animalistic)70.741624.8475
emancipated (not enslaved)70.429725.5538
🥳 (not 🥴)70.47525.979
👟 (not 🥾)70.416331.395
intimate (not formal)70.314628.1134
🐿 (not 🦇)70.321024.684
optimistic (not pessimistic)70.219724.1553
open-minded (not close-minded)70.123424.8664
abstract (not concrete)69.912725.482
kind (not cruel)69.744522.4582
cool (not dorky)69.726425.197
existentialist (not nihilist)69.513325.6135
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.416823.3632
eloquent (not unpolished)69.435925.0545
scandalous (not proper)69.126721.4586
spicy (not mild)68.934822.3549
high IQ (not low IQ)68.960620.1571
complimentary (not insulting)68.923323.7175
🥰 (not 🙃)68.916529.7130
rich (not poor)68.636122.6538
😎 (not 🧐)68.623133.576
resistant (not resigned)68.538323.3500
warm (not cold)68.529522.8528
individualist (not communal)68.529528.4136
democratic (not authoritarian)68.424127.7525
loyal (not traitorous)68.358226.1619
bright (not depressed)68.320221.2533
healthy (not sickly)68.145924.7546
edgy (not politically correct)67.933120.4578
🧠 (not 💪)67.945326.3102
biased (not impartial)67.838425.6537
😏 (not 😬)67.823127.294
specialist (not generalist)67.724027.2159
cheery (not sorrowful)67.418322.5642
purple (not orange)67.014029.5512
forgiving (not vengeful)66.826824.7620
street-smart (not sheltered)66.742027.0559
clumsy (not coordinated)66.516023.7596
feisty (not gracious)66.445323.7564
prestigious (not disreputable)66.238223.2550
master (not apprentice)66.046025.4264
charming (not trusting)65.727625.6557
📈 (not 📉)65.531930.790
crafty (not scholarly)65.338024.9672
diligent (not lazy)65.271324.2633
heroic (not villainous)65.251422.7621
subjective (not objective)65.214828.4158
interesting (not tiresome)65.143928.8581
atheist (not theist)64.833326.8177
open (not guarded)64.79926.4605
ludicrous (not sensible)64.622026.5608
outlaw (not sheriff)64.632023.1509
young (not old)64.544420.2588
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)64.424728.7100
heathen (not devout)64.220424.4548
👻 (not 🤖)64.222528.456
workaholic (not slacker)64.162427.1138
glad (not mad)64.120826.393
selfish (not altruistic)64.028826.6559
soft (not hard)64.025523.9182
industrial (not domestic)63.926828.5161
hesitant (not decisive)63.613425.8589
vulnerable (not armoured)63.618725.3535
tasteful (not lewd)63.543124.5635
soft (not hard)63.427123.3560
alpha (not beta)63.247527.7520
bossy (not meek)62.655124.0584
pretentious (not unassuming)62.439127.264
sweet (not bitter)62.132723.6562
jealous (not compersive)62.031325.9533
assertive (not passive)62.058525.6524
resourceful (not helpless)62.069127.3176
joyful (not miserable)62.021125.8103
flexible (not rigid)61.921225.8526
juvenile (not mature)61.929324.8182
foolish (not wise)61.825423.2683
confident (not insecure)61.654827.7618
competent (not incompetent)61.667927.8498
happy (not sad)61.520421.5520
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.438831.3173
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)61.337927.185
tense (not relaxed)61.164123.8619
mighty (not puny)61.155426.5532
hipster (not basic)60.617531.3587
nonpolitical (not political)60.522829.8560
captain (not first-mate)60.537132.5660
transient (not permanent)60.519028.4265
patriotic (not unpatriotic)60.456425.975
🦒 (not 🐐)60.17931.1126
deviant (not average)59.945623.3465
🤺 (not 🏌)59.759530.570
competitive (not cooperative)59.551327.9595
salacious (not wholesome)59.533128.774
😊 (not 🤣)59.446331.0108
smooth (not rough)59.334526.2543
arrogant (not humble)59.247225.4621
crazy (not sane)59.137823.199
trusting (not suspicious)58.828527.5649
plays hard (not works hard)58.723123.1615
debased (not pure)58.536523.4544
🤔 (not 🤫)58.441932.276
intellectual (not physical)58.254327.8619
nurturing (not poisonous)58.249428.0244
angelic (not demonic)58.145722.8593
valedictorian (not drop out)58.157829.680
theoretical (not empirical)57.912631.4492
genius (not dunce)57.758222.4650
libertarian (not socialist)57.241030.1508
roundabout (not direct)57.217328.5592
philosophical (not real)57.217128.3462
respectful (not rude)57.048924.7621
mainstream (not arcane)56.428231.7491
deranged (not reasonable)56.332527.4110
hypocritical (not equitable)56.134428.2163
ferocious (not pacifist)55.954226.7578
self-assured (not self-conscious)55.864429.5496
deep (not shallow)55.855227.686
😇 (not 😈)55.244424.974
vague (not precise)55.022128.0444
oblivious (not alert)55.027929.490
codependent (not independent)54.931333.4648
hurried (not leisurely)54.748529.7647
varied (not repetitive)54.323431.0264
😀 (not 😭)54.238828.585
low-tech (not high-tech)54.146529.4539
skeptical (not spiritual)54.069228.6612
weird (not normal)53.955624.4688
goof-off (not studious)53.928729.288
sheeple (not conspiracist)53.822725.5376
focused on the present (not focused on the future)53.747930.4595
genuine (not sarcastic)53.746527.4518
🛌 (not 🧗)53.632334.4146
nerd (not jock)53.355525.7591
warm (not quarrelsome)53.239027.8580
👽 (not 🤡)53.250427.573
luddite (not technophile)53.048030.7522
backdoor (not official)52.951728.4591
unambiguous (not mysterious)52.853429.0669
cryptic (not straightforward)52.622729.6578
hoarder (not unprepared)52.559630.7531
🐘 (not 🐀)52.447231.8127
eastern (not western)52.318039.7139
wavering (not resolute)52.322532.293
🐮 (not 🐷)52.357828.0116
anarchist (not statist)51.842228.4131
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.640433.9423
💔 (not 💝)51.545833.7154
kinky (not vanilla)51.348826.8636
submissive (not dominant)51.130927.3646
suspicious (not awkward)51.066224.9518
indiscreet (not tactful)50.131230.898
honorable (not cunning)50.856226.0621
accepting (not judgemental)50.543530.9422

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Rachel Green (0.841)
  2. Alexis Rose (0.839)
  3. Serena van der Woodsen (0.821)
  4. Theodore Laurence (0.8)
  5. Tom Haverford (0.778)
  1. Dale Harding (-0.554)
  2. Niko Polastri (-0.524)
  3. Sam Healy (-0.514)
  4. Ed Hurley (-0.461)
  5. Charlie Swan (-0.457)

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: ESTP (r = 0.37)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.32)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.22)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.12)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.09)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.05)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.04)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.07)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.15)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.18)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.21)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.25)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.32)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.34)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.39)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.4)
  17. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.4)
  18. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.43)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.47)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.47)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.48)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.49)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.55)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.62)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.63)

Notes

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