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Carl Gallagher Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Carl Gallagher is a character from Shameless.

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 2,000 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
mischievous (not well behaved)93.54112.682
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.79016.283
beautiful (not ugly)91.019915.886
attractive (not repulsive)90.110415.883
😎 (not 🧐)90.12417.881
street-smart (not sheltered)89.87913.991
badass (not weakass)89.723716.088
wild (not tame)89.59212.8153
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)89.211415.075
straight (not queer)89.18220.393
rebellious (not obedient)88.617817.884
spontaneous (not scheduled)88.58018.384
ADHD (not OCD)88.53215.1106
sexual (not asexual)88.513914.951
😏 (not 😬)88.03115.9168
masculine (not feminine)87.921815.089
bold (not shy)87.840117.764
🏀 (not 🎨)87.16612.287
cocky (not timid)86.525316.846
rap (not rock)86.11119.748
impulsive (not cautious)86.013816.593
young (not old)86.015413.192
scandalous (not proper)85.711616.978
fire (not water)85.517320.6114
🤺 (not 🏌)85.416622.682
sporty (not bookish)85.310317.977
funny (not humorless)85.115818.9164
deviant (not average)85.18814.0101
doer (not thinker)85.17919.4143
brave (not careful)84.99714.472
playful (not shy)84.827514.973
feisty (not gracious)84.516419.383
bad boy (not white knight)84.110017.539
spicy (not mild)84.018619.082
punk rock (not preppy)83.914319.688
competitive (not cooperative)83.433919.287
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.428919.787
physical (not intellectual)83.28018.484
unorthodox (not traditional)83.119019.860
chaotic (not orderly)83.018120.0174
bold (not serious)82.913018.895
extreme (not moderate)82.731218.188
😈 (not 😇)82.719020.086
worldly (not innocent)82.627317.299
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)82.515619.485
heathen (not devout)82.45015.470
jock (not nerd)82.313418.279
🧢 (not 🎩)82.113226.891
crafty (not scholarly)81.913822.182
modern (not historical)81.810918.771
cannibal (not vegan)81.813316.499
messy (not neat)81.612917.785
blacksmith (not tailor)81.66117.382
instinctual (not reasoned)81.415118.198
drop out (not valedictorian)81.210523.276
outlaw (not sheriff)80.825727.871
interesting (not tiresome)80.627219.9150
jaded (not innocent)80.534122.540
cool (not dorky)80.419624.093
edgy (not politically correct)80.221020.390
hunter (not gatherer)80.128119.084
alpha (not beta)79.945522.8169
barbaric (not civilized)79.77718.378
never cries (not often crying)79.724820.130
ferocious (not pacifist)79.634823.389
indulgent (not sober)79.621419.774
independent (not codependent)79.535223.185
💃 (not 🧕)79.533920.393
dog person (not cat person)79.515023.644
anarchist (not statist)79.413821.158
moody (not stable)79.336820.183
important (not irrelevant)79.369219.292
💪 (not 🧠)79.110922.990
poor (not rich)79.013723.762
tardy (not on-time)79.012023.899
impatient (not patient)78.935622.188
skeptical (not spiritual)78.836317.689
real (not philosophical)78.414823.679
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)78.225923.295
active (not slothful)78.271721.7146
vengeful (not forgiving)77.934418.664
insulting (not complimentary)77.923319.671
spontaneous (not deliberate)77.917122.181
loud (not quiet)77.838322.867
🥵 (not 🥶)77.612325.642
🐒 (not 🐩)77.410923.278
charming (not awkward)77.437422.375
lustful (not chaste)77.426324.5114
English (not German)77.347926.8159
🌟 (not 💩)77.168027.563
freelance (not corporate)77.140323.676
unpolished (not eloquent)76.815026.1130
rugged (not refined)76.623825.1110
goof-off (not studious)76.420925.0105
sarcastic (not genuine)76.426822.9103
atheist (not theist)76.227321.972
💀 (not 🎃)75.924527.750
kinky (not vanilla)75.926825.775
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.918922.085
resourceful (not helpless)75.886724.183
🤑 (not 🤠)75.822228.196
always down (not picky)75.84326.534
dominant (not submissive)75.266226.683
rough (not smooth)75.121721.7102
scruffy (not manicured)75.027522.991
gendered (not androgynous)75.092729.689
stubborn (not accommodating)75.068325.8131
emancipated (not enslaved)74.936324.3102
demonic (not angelic)74.828824.278
suspicious (not awkward)74.743225.581
intimate (not formal)74.720721.3136
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.761825.590
complicated (not simple)74.554527.876
individualist (not communal)74.539223.989
hard (not soft)74.440724.7100
debased (not pure)74.131423.7156
epic (not deep)74.013123.7116
opinionated (not neutral)74.097527.1117
juvenile (not mature)73.926425.176
disreputable (not prestigious)73.815625.589
lenient (not strict)73.725427.788
off-key (not musical)73.719122.7162
mad (not glad)73.538621.284
fearmongering (not reassuring)73.426723.441
oppressed (not privileged)73.317226.170
😜 (not 🤐)73.236029.687
🐐 (not 🦒)72.918325.3138
macho (not metrosexual)72.919823.477
zany (not regular)72.840923.191
one-faced (not two-faced)72.662828.4109
extrovert (not introvert)72.548827.984
avant-garde (not classical)72.417525.098
efficient (not overprepared)72.332023.866
night owl (not morning lark)72.351730.585
hard (not soft)72.148121.874
🐴 (not 🦄)72.138532.482
interrupting (not attentive)71.933327.0117
summer (not winter)71.941328.846
charismatic (not uninspiring)71.885523.985
experimental (not reliable)71.832128.776
resistant (not resigned)71.859123.874
📈 (not 📉)71.633829.5140
flirtatious (not prudish)71.548324.642
👻 (not 🤖)71.425526.060
pensive (not serene)71.447524.276
rude (not respectful)71.429923.974
straightforward (not cryptic)71.449129.484
backdoor (not official)71.337927.896
traumatized (not flourishing)71.156825.099
twitchy (not still)71.148123.0118
child free (not pronatalist)71.145726.1136
unprepared (not hoarder)71.011526.281
rustic (not cultured)71.018526.736
intense (not lighthearted)70.973624.086
loyal (not traitorous)70.8112326.6100
haunted (not blissful)70.867922.9110
miserable (not joyful)70.849323.080
assertive (not passive)70.682830.5129
moist (not dry)70.619627.688
driven (not unambitious)70.5129923.4101
psychopath (not empath)70.533425.2114
confident (not insecure)70.475527.186
quarrelsome (not warm)70.452126.288
comedic (not dramatic)70.317129.299
guarded (not open)70.287926.496
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.256824.585
wooden (not plastic)70.256425.098
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.238026.636
persistent (not quitter)70.1151628.161
mighty (not puny)70.076525.298
treasure (not trash)70.0108230.991
spelunker (not claustrophobic)69.934927.977
prideful (not envious)69.873326.5204
machiavellian (not transparent)69.240429.633
🤣 (not 😊)69.225728.783
loose (not tight)69.224029.486
muddy (not washed)69.223925.533
direct (not roundabout)69.177629.376
armoured (not vulnerable)69.165329.0113
hedonist (not monastic)69.030927.868
charming (not trusting)68.943729.094
foolish (not wise)68.830723.085
🧗 (not 🛌)68.770130.776
family-first (not work-first)68.653327.5109
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.671229.781
urban (not rural)68.678632.965
egalitarian (not racist)68.6126423.973
pro (not noob)68.599729.872
decisive (not hesitant)68.383528.1100
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)68.339729.597
bossy (not meek)68.291426.190
captain (not first-mate)68.262030.4159
fighter (not lover)68.245927.4106
confidential (not gossiping)68.186627.380
crazy (not sane)68.049926.881
deranged (not reasonable)68.039122.288
devoted (not unfaithful)68.0128830.143
arcane (not mainstream)67.945528.786
ludicrous (not sensible)67.834127.1137
🦇 (not 🐿)67.837631.676
vibrant (not geriatric)67.779127.9128
creative (not conventional)67.654828.090
whippersnapper (not sage)67.628629.267
radical (not centrist)67.641028.340
perverted (not clean)67.431626.993
goth (not flower child)67.431021.235
pack rat (not minimalist)67.327328.183
salacious (not wholesome)67.243328.776
gloomy (not sunny)67.260724.287
variable (not consistent)67.221626.376
extraordinary (not mundane)67.186928.1170
🥰 (not 🙃)67.045134.575
fixable (not unfixable)66.854327.699
outsider (not insider)66.742629.995
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)66.725630.762
believable (not poorly-written)66.5130528.171
unlucky (not fortunate)66.447124.472
exhibitionist (not bashful)66.465330.3109
plays hard (not works hard)66.031628.274
literal (not metaphorical)66.056433.577
lost (not enlightened)66.047625.8105
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)65.949628.2112
hipster (not basic)65.928628.788
main character (not side character)65.766726.929
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.681031.568
go-getter (not slugabed)65.6128527.273
artistic (not scientific)65.355123.2117
astonishing (not methodical)65.232331.080
suspicious (not trusting)65.168326.286
disarming (not creepy)65.098624.978
motivated (not unmotivated)65.0154131.633
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.936432.575
flamboyant (not modest)64.857226.567
low IQ (not high IQ)64.814026.584
social (not reclusive)64.862926.673
reactive (not proactive)64.838331.942
short (not tall)64.742624.8143
exuberant (not subdued)64.767828.861
pessimistic (not optimistic)64.651428.682
varied (not repetitive)64.619329.858
arrogant (not humble)64.573928.857
chill (not offended)64.535430.0148
empirical (not theoretical)64.434826.2125
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.458836.181
loveable (not punchable)64.284129.365
Coke (not Pepsi)64.223432.3116
freak (not normie)64.264526.5107
whimsical (not rational)64.146430.484
oxymoron (not tautology)64.130127.632
cunning (not honorable)64.047330.291
playful (not serious)63.946029.090
liberal (not conservative)63.879330.988
hard-work (not natural-talent)63.678329.0108
vain (not demure)63.563725.367
weird (not normal)63.377525.397
ironic (not profound)63.345825.232
Italian (not Swedish)63.254528.961
curious (not apathetic)63.1101631.672
random (not pointed)63.126829.795
money-focused (not love-focused)63.141627.531
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.074129.284
leisurely (not hurried)62.935731.885
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)62.768536.9100
exaggerating (not factual)62.666027.4103
explorer (not builder)62.565331.072
thrifty (not extravagant)62.560634.3115
frank (not sugarcoated)62.5118134.727
frenzied (not sleepy)62.4127928.865
frugal (not lavish)62.369529.465
flexible (not rigid)62.343129.980
poisonous (not nurturing)62.350923.985
utilitarian (not decorative)62.385530.7105
earth (not air)62.383431.9109
imaginative (not practical)62.144333.084
demanding (not unchallenging)61.9127432.9129
open-minded (not close-minded)61.786125.074
chortling (not giggling)61.786729.654
diligent (not lazy)61.6156726.871
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.682727.395
folksy (not presidential)61.555729.862
opinionated (not jealous)61.5119429.435
expressive (not monotone)61.591630.743
depressed (not bright)61.455223.982
factual (not poetic)61.474427.683
resolute (not wavering)61.3108327.362
not introspective (not introspective)61.126629.0106
sorrowful (not cheery)61.088626.692
nonpolitical (not political)60.647627.981
quirky (not predictable)60.564531.253
underachiever (not overachiever)60.421827.9103
expressive (not stoic)60.387930.883
naive (not paranoid)60.336628.026
desperate (not high standards)60.243927.1134
trendy (not vintage)60.130629.8106
lowbrow (not highbrow)60.032327.971
sad (not happy)60.093420.3155
dunce (not genius)59.933026.886
fast (not slow)59.9118731.1159
mysterious (not unambiguous)59.962630.9112
rhythmic (not stuttering)59.9122728.568
🥳 (not 🥴)59.845234.8111
🤫 (not 🤔)59.832633.386
chivalrous (not businesslike)59.866732.3127
master (not apprentice)59.4107530.368
realist (not idealist)59.273532.074
socialist (not libertarian)59.121631.256
distant (not touchy-feely)59.084427.940
👽 (not 🤡)58.975732.080
protagonist (not antagonist)58.9126927.248
self-destructive (not self-improving)58.877331.271
industrial (not domestic)58.370628.364
aloof (not obsessed)58.122027.384
realistic (not fantastical)58.093230.6104
neurotypical (not autistic)57.9134429.068
vague (not precise)57.934929.076
ranged (not melee)57.974225.368
receiving (not giving)57.958429.030
overspender (not penny-pincher)57.862028.874
ignorant (not knowledgeable)57.736027.581
cynical (not gullible)57.7106431.947
abstract (not concrete)57.655131.367
angry (not good-humored)57.566928.475
stylish (not slovenly)57.4107529.275
literary (not mathematical)57.3101427.492
thin (not thick)57.399331.4160
💝 (not 💔)57.383035.290
emotional (not logical)57.090131.273
transient (not permanent)57.051625.468
deep (not shallow)57.0111628.170
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.0107435.830
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.972231.697
tense (not relaxed)56.8143231.9165
involved (not remote)56.8136530.764
accepting (not judgemental)56.775828.689
unassuming (not pretentious)56.759031.764
ambitious (not realistic)56.7102934.897
concise (not long-winded)56.676529.543
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.576531.076
provincial (not cosmopolitan)56.467330.087
sturdy (not flimsy)56.2124528.978
trolling (not triggered)56.139531.086
cold (not warm)56.074926.873
bitter (not sweet)55.782628.775
animalistic (not human)55.739229.8114
Russian (not French)55.751231.657
anxious (not calm)55.6104728.972
genocidal (not not genocidal)55.642629.941
objective (not subjective)55.366332.265
legit (not scrub)55.3145227.784
soulful (not soulless)55.1143828.986
specialist (not generalist)55.0111231.666
secretive (not open-book)55.0118028.2151
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.977334.1154
jealous (not compersive)54.983127.9101
😀 (not 😭)54.980228.282
monochrome (not multicolored)54.885231.953
eastern (not western)54.825832.063
fast-talking (not slow-talking)54.7116427.980
clumsy (not coordinated)54.555831.676
luddite (not technophile)54.584630.351
circular (not linear)54.572531.985
👟 (not 🥾)54.389335.769
biased (not impartial)54.2143326.164
bad-cook (not good-cook)54.285732.485
low-tech (not high-tech)54.188827.4112
stingy (not generous)54.063027.5123
alert (not oblivious)53.9124832.687
chosen one (not everyman)53.7101430.538
analysis (not common sense)53.5104927.338
unemotional (not emotional)53.444525.443
disorganized (not self-disciplined)53.351533.5147
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.266431.063
chatty (not reserved)53.193430.394
🐮 (not 🐷)53.1120129.9126
yes-man (not contrarian)53.159233.846
Roman (not Greek)53.090533.171
romantic (not dispassionate)52.9137429.798
selfish (not altruistic)52.879427.375
heroic (not villainous)52.7144826.175
orange (not purple)52.790433.787
lewd (not tasteful)52.558132.171
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.487429.159
healthy (not sickly)52.3145826.7162
gregarious (not private)52.267331.067
feminist (not sexist)52.2135227.067
perceptive (not unobservant)52.1163133.573
indie (not pop)52.1129732.340
interested (not bored)52.0152334.891
gamer (not non-gamer)51.868233.688
incompetent (not competent)51.535931.474
equitable (not hypocritical)51.5106828.1146
tactful (not indiscreet)51.5131233.377
kind (not cruel)51.4144224.1161
princess (not queen)51.470731.431
chic (not cheesy)51.290531.429
slacker (not workaholic)51.146129.5152
grateful (not entitled)51.198528.195
authoritarian (not democratic)50.985531.966
existentialist (not nihilist)50.1140431.0120
🐀 (not 🐘)50.996931.365
fresh (not stinky)50.7139128.477

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. JJ (0.873)
  2. Alex Karev (0.835)
  3. Han Solo (0.825)
  4. James 'Sawyer' Ford (0.818)
  5. John Bender (0.81)
  6. Dean Winchester (0.81)
  7. Tokio (0.809)
  8. Eleanor Shellstrop (0.804)
  9. Wynonna Earp (0.802)
  10. Tim Riggins (0.801)
  1. Waylon Smithers (-0.637)
  2. Dr. Marcus Brody (-0.6)
  3. Peter (-0.599)
  4. Ashley Wilkes (-0.592)
  5. Emma Pillsbury (-0.591)
  6. Ned Flanders (-0.59)
  7. Stu (-0.587)
  8. Matt Braden (-0.562)
  9. Cyril Figgis (-0.561)
  10. Alan Harper (-0.558)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Carl Gallagher to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Carl Gallagher is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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