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Tommy Personality Statistics

Tommy is a character from Shameless. 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
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)94.2411.643
🧢 (not 🎩)93.579.940
🥾 (not 👟)93.4715.257
slovenly (not stylish)89.0149.652
🐿 (not 🦇)88.8179.723
scruffy (not manicured)88.55215.977
indulgent (not sober)88.25115.846
stinky (not fresh)87.51814.637
🤠 (not 🤑)87.02619.357
everyman (not chosen one)87.0811.417
messy (not neat)86.65914.253
drop out (not valedictorian)86.54216.761
underachiever (not overachiever)85.91319.173
rustic (not cultured)85.9207.511
slothful (not active)85.81314.397
goof-off (not studious)85.86812.349
thick (not thin)84.85217.8112
vintage (not trendy)84.710613.175
monochrome (not multicolored)84.64121.438
🛌 (not 🧗)84.42818.552
skeptical (not spiritual)84.312215.948
leisurely (not hurried)83.82718.662
rugged (not refined)83.68619.169
low-tech (not high-tech)83.65016.167
low IQ (not high IQ)83.61815.249
simple (not complicated)83.5718.133
unambitious (not driven)83.4418.738
slugabed (not go-getter)83.3820.143
💩 (not 🌟)83.35418.639
sexist (not feminist)83.28722.246
desperate (not high standards)83.04816.681
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)83.015922.312
straight (not queer)82.932323.656
lewd (not tasteful)82.84613.339
insulting (not complimentary)82.511920.259
dunce (not genius)82.23217.343
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)82.17226.559
conservative (not liberal)82.07424.663
physical (not intellectual)81.68121.839
mundane (not extraordinary)81.42018.9120
unpolished (not eloquent)81.27721.185
🏀 (not 🎨)81.114323.461
builder (not explorer)80.93620.730
unmotivated (not motivated)80.91119.720
🐴 (not 🦄)80.99426.047
uncreative (not open to new experinces)80.84121.742
poor (not rich)80.88314.945
pessimistic (not optimistic)80.88521.847
thrifty (not extravagant)80.74621.061
masculine (not feminine)80.738221.744
frugal (not lavish)80.66619.839
repulsive (not attractive)80.65918.934
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.317222.650
💪 (not 🧠)80.18017.144
blacksmith (not tailor)80.17220.355
backdoor (not official)80.014519.641
perverted (not clean)80.011123.079
old (not young)79.916317.139
scrub (not legit)79.92617.539
lazy (not diligent)79.72319.145
gendered (not androgynous)79.553530.141
gossiping (not confidential)79.413124.174
dispassionate (not romantic)79.43720.566
off-key (not musical)79.36422.394
focused on the present (not focused on the future)79.03020.335
slow (not fast)79.02518.2104
conventional (not creative)78.611320.937
rock (not rap)78.633226.017
never cries (not often crying)78.524325.712
🤡 (not 👽)78.44526.245
incompetent (not competent)78.35324.933
shallow (not deep)78.29219.443
folksy (not presidential)78.213822.250
concrete (not abstract)78.011823.531
cannibal (not vegan)78.019124.754
muddy (not washed)77.88421.817
work-first (not family-first)77.825115.937
straightforward (not cryptic)77.518726.464
lost (not enlightened)77.411921.967
irrelevant (not important)77.2819.846
close-minded (not open-minded)76.913423.749
biased (not impartial)76.725620.036
racist (not egalitarian)76.55522.948
trash (not treasure)76.47421.640
🤣 (not 😊)76.310819.838
disorganized (not self-disciplined)76.114122.592
freelance (not corporate)76.135121.629
child free (not pronatalist)75.922724.379
stingy (not generous)75.819320.272
foolish (not wise)75.715822.653
🐐 (not 🦒)75.78626.1115
lowbrow (not highbrow)75.65625.734
mild (not spicy)75.610322.045
🥶 (not 🥵)75.68426.723
western (not eastern)75.112824.337
sarcastic (not genuine)75.025726.834
awkward (not charming)74.713720.556
flirtatious (not prudish)74.634925.89
orange (not purple)74.211826.654
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)74.212025.163
pack rat (not minimalist)74.110328.232
apprentice (not master)73.914325.335
🥴 (not 🥳)73.916520.941
real (not philosophical)73.825424.545
ignorant (not knowledgeable)73.89627.843
jaded (not innocent)73.846222.214
wooden (not plastic)73.732125.961
scandalous (not proper)73.536226.848
average (not deviant)73.47926.847
punk rock (not preppy)73.427623.257
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)73.327632.340
tiresome (not interesting)73.35421.6117
bad-cook (not good-cook)73.220124.054
remote (not involved)73.12624.845
first-mate (not captain)73.134924.0106
uninspiring (not charismatic)73.05025.950
not introspective (not introspective)73.08024.563
dog person (not cat person)72.924328.718
indie (not pop)72.931414.515
aloof (not obsessed)72.81424.827
quarrelsome (not warm)72.839321.642
realist (not idealist)72.723624.646
cocky (not timid)72.763425.018
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)72.518127.744
disreputable (not prestigious)72.515326.042
😬 (not 😏)72.513329.4112
geriatric (not vibrant)72.55721.392
lenient (not strict)72.423622.239
depressed (not bright)72.417019.438
self-destructive (not self-improving)72.431518.333
comedic (not dramatic)72.410924.660
bored (not interested)72.44222.158
unemotional (not emotional)72.310624.923
frank (not sugarcoated)72.356328.414
chortling (not giggling)72.332226.433
stubborn (not accommodating)72.265925.665
debased (not pure)72.131023.894
basic (not hipster)72.132627.730
relaxed (not tense)72.08126.8115
playful (not shy)71.960422.737
random (not pointed)71.812528.764
🙃 (not 🥰)71.724221.248
cringeworthy (not inspiring)71.522623.747
unlucky (not fortunate)71.425522.247
chatty (not reserved)71.341624.142
predictable (not quirky)71.216627.218
sporty (not bookish)71.228023.641
efficient (not overprepared)71.134921.925
ugly (not beautiful)71.08630.336
🐷 (not 🐮)71.012632.7122
oblivious (not alert)70.916423.462
opinionated (not jealous)70.958526.221
slacker (not workaholic)70.715126.9111
money-focused (not love-focused)70.625214.913
unambiguous (not mysterious)70.430827.754
bold (not shy)70.398722.139
hunter (not gatherer)70.146028.636
suspicious (not trusting)70.145523.540
crafty (not scholarly)70.147018.231
juvenile (not mature)70.031427.347
noob (not pro)70.011127.456
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.027924.338
realistic (not fantastical)69.942127.650
practical (not imaginative)69.850527.544
💔 (not 💝)69.725424.544
sleepy (not frenzied)69.72024.643
barbaric (not civilized)69.619228.341
sickly (not healthy)69.612823.1115
cheesy (not chic)69.633227.914
loose (not tight)69.518929.353
hypocritical (not equitable)69.428426.999
📉 (not 📈)69.45928.9112
playful (not serious)69.428720.547
generalist (not specialist)69.43523.431
beta (not alpha)69.326129.7101
clumsy (not coordinated)69.023225.943
soulless (not soulful)68.719328.335
exaggerating (not factual)68.743628.059
repetitive (not varied)68.630027.739
ironic (not profound)68.622519.728
🐒 (not 🐩)68.627227.337
rigid (not flexible)68.541230.634
judgemental (not accepting)68.543928.835
opinionated (not neutral)68.3100829.371
tardy (not on-time)68.325830.374
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)68.041921.852
arrogant (not humble)67.755225.746
receiving (not giving)67.733025.014
English (not German)67.491531.992
always down (not picky)67.411923.317
loud (not quiet)67.354624.924
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)67.319827.927
consistent (not variable)67.246129.232
street-smart (not sheltered)67.064227.348
utilitarian (not decorative)67.053728.081
ADHD (not OCD)67.027925.241
weakass (not badass)66.916927.776
pensive (not serene)66.967023.438
salacious (not wholesome)66.836730.947
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)66.726431.263
rough (not smooth)66.636927.553
lighthearted (not intense)66.620628.850
🤔 (not 🤫)66.532829.869
non-gamer (not gamer)66.555434.276
realistic (not ambitious)66.518528.362
doer (not thinker)66.559730.763
worldly (not innocent)66.378023.249
cold (not warm)66.240724.541
dorky (not cool)66.237726.039
🏌 (not 🤺)66.29328.753
macho (not metrosexual)66.128929.039
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.079827.710
historical (not modern)65.937129.942
earth (not air)65.955032.660
miserable (not joyful)65.855422.141
spelunker (not claustrophobic)65.845926.935
factual (not poetic)65.849024.034
princess (not queen)65.727726.814
monotone (not expressive)65.622533.619
literary (not mathematical)65.646629.238
trolling (not triggered)65.517527.837
weird (not normal)65.459528.463
bitter (not sweet)65.446920.843
poisonous (not nurturing)65.436629.835
feisty (not gracious)65.375625.542
impatient (not patient)65.366030.035
punchable (not loveable)65.331825.758
jock (not nerd)65.240527.553
unprepared (not hoarder)65.219928.345
good-humored (not angry)65.153825.742
indiscreet (not tactful)65.118627.042
rude (not respectful)65.036424.745
luddite (not technophile)65.031529.816
whippersnapper (not sage)65.032326.236
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.930228.339
selfish (not altruistic)64.944924.542
edgy (not politically correct)64.857426.035
ludicrous (not sensible)64.735829.298
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.740632.775
traditional (not unorthodox)64.737231.331
common sense (not analysis)64.716329.510
interrupting (not attentive)64.645031.258
sorrowful (not cheery)64.660026.444
methodical (not astonishing)64.357924.445
direct (not roundabout)64.377929.145
creepy (not disarming)64.122329.433
instinctual (not reasoned)63.954529.335
calm (not anxious)63.932629.442
outlaw (not sheriff)63.756426.946
vague (not precise)63.718425.737
unfixable (not fixable)63.629827.971
gloomy (not sunny)63.457525.942
open-book (not secretive)63.429031.193
careful (not brave)63.324425.746
political (not nonpolitical)63.356333.439
Russian (not French)63.325230.937
meek (not bossy)63.225328.364
dry (not moist)63.140731.550
unchallenging (not demanding)63.115233.673
haunted (not blissful)63.078827.457
fighter (not lover)63.050126.360
unassuming (not pretentious)62.927832.046
chill (not offended)62.930728.1115
demonic (not angelic)62.841427.340
scientific (not artistic)62.659231.663
traumatized (not flourishing)62.669525.036
entitled (not grateful)62.655528.665
puny (not mighty)62.521626.455
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.568626.266
unobservant (not perceptive)62.414231.841
social (not reclusive)62.358324.444
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.024226.141
deliberate (not spontaneous)61.880334.736
helpless (not resourceful)61.812929.936
regular (not zany)61.831131.242
apathetic (not curious)61.716127.541
stoic (not expressive)61.640229.245
industrial (not domestic)61.646431.242
extrovert (not introvert)61.568625.454
stuttering (not rhythmic)61.222926.045
villainous (not heroic)61.128221.536
mischievous (not well behaved)61.073726.343
thick-skinned (not sensitive)60.760028.451
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)60.777532.345
sexual (not asexual)60.586732.740
😈 (not 😇)60.456328.244
impulsive (not cautious)60.359829.042
sad (not happy)60.371722.7113
compersive (not jealous)60.349529.464
armoured (not vulnerable)60.378529.747
libertarian (not socialist)59.848833.036
atheist (not theist)59.871932.035
rural (not urban)59.828533.243
logical (not emotional)59.549927.040
autistic (not neurotypical)59.512525.734
night owl (not morning lark)59.376432.244
no-nonsense (not dramatic)59.352032.763
moderate (not extreme)59.236026.541
chaotic (not orderly)58.958227.895
mad (not glad)58.972727.335
subjective (not objective)58.842231.330
funny (not humorless)58.774728.3135
lustful (not chaste)58.469828.948
rebellious (not obedient)58.482927.831
deranged (not reasonable)58.448427.754
tame (not wild)58.345929.4112
hard (not soft)58.374829.550
poorly-written (not believable)58.22830.449
Italian (not Swedish)58.163136.231
quitter (not persistent)58.03731.442
centrist (not radical)58.040934.113
nihilist (not existentialist)57.929430.263
flower child (not goth)57.982427.512
wavering (not resolute)57.623830.134
exhibitionist (not bashful)57.684727.070
linear (not circular)57.552333.440
narcissistic (not low self esteem)57.581431.054
plays hard (not works hard)57.338830.059
💃 (not 🧕)57.387327.546
concise (not long-winded)57.355626.99
literal (not metaphorical)57.284833.143
gullible (not cynical)57.242431.719
machiavellian (not transparent)57.163231.914
decisive (not hesitant)57.0102830.652
one-faced (not two-faced)57.091632.764
cunning (not honorable)56.952922.849
hedonist (not monastic)56.967928.929
epic (not deep)56.960720.655
water (not fire)56.843734.871
prideful (not envious)56.6117130.5114
whimsical (not rational)56.452127.831
heathen (not devout)56.454328.230
intimate (not formal)56.263831.1103
submissive (not dominant)56.144228.044
moody (not stable)56.195827.437
emancipated (not enslaved)56.0102931.148
🤐 (not 😜)55.969532.139
fearmongering (not reassuring)55.953427.512
pacifist (not ferocious)55.847533.151
arcane (not mainstream)55.875531.358
melee (not ranged)55.839229.149
conspiracist (not sheeple)55.797232.258
insecure (not confident)55.634931.034
reliable (not experimental)55.676932.031
naive (not paranoid)55.638923.015
psychopath (not empath)55.550529.559
💀 (not 🎃)55.173232.125
normie (not freak)55.157829.791
Roman (not Greek)55.060829.948
flamboyant (not modest)54.964536.643
head@clouds (not down2earth)54.962037.0108
unfaithful (not devoted)54.923628.311
classical (not avant-garde)54.679930.255
cruel (not kind)54.438824.5110
trusting (not charming)54.460124.542
hard (not soft)54.383028.039
independent (not codependent)54.394833.338
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)54.265733.733
😎 (not 🧐)54.174732.043
reactive (not proactive)54.171930.814
short (not tall)54.058323.640
communal (not individualist)54.049834.135
loyal (not traitorous)53.9119928.235
still (not twitchy)53.952530.584
bold (not serious)53.879324.955
distant (not touchy-feely)53.680532.614
anarchist (not statist)53.465627.319
outsider (not insider)53.277031.569
Coke (not Pepsi)53.174638.373
self-conscious (not self-assured)53.038031.132
🐀 (not 🐘)53.067633.043
privileged (not oppressed)53.0103531.741
spontaneous (not scheduled)52.963033.840
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.969036.028
summer (not winter)52.678822.016
gregarious (not private)52.556032.037
exuberant (not subdued)52.593831.125
oxymoron (not tautology)52.595824.812
open (not guarded)52.435731.547
chivalrous (not businesslike)52.471928.864
kinky (not vanilla)52.376631.739
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.356333.835
sane (not crazy)52.272529.935
resistant (not resigned)51.9130134.934
passive (not assertive)51.739629.886
😭 (not 😀)51.776530.143
🤖 (not 👻)51.770930.145
white knight (not bad boy)51.690733.916
theoretical (not empirical)51.552529.594
cooperative (not competitive)51.455629.036
authoritarian (not democratic)51.470134.039
vain (not demure)51.482227.242
contrarian (not yes-man)51.4100228.211
animalistic (not human)51.341830.358
protagonist (not antagonist)51.3115229.415
vengeful (not forgiving)51.280827.038
transient (not permanent)51.061827.331
flimsy (not sturdy)50.945830.659
stoic (not hypochondriac)50.398336.06
suspicious (not awkward)50.4106035.642

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Barney Gumble (0.699)
  2. Heywood (0.685)
  3. Moe Szyslak (0.678)
  4. Kermit (0.672)
  5. Nelson Muntz (0.666)
  6. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (0.654)
  7. Peter Clemenza (0.641)
  8. Yao (0.638)
  9. Nick Dunne (0.613)
  10. Eric O'Bannon (0.607)
  1. Astrid Leong-Teo (-0.659)
  2. Jasmine (-0.636)
  3. Fleur Delacour (-0.628)
  4. Kala Dandekar (-0.618)
  5. Princess Celestia (-0.615)
  6. Alice Cullen (-0.605)
  7. Alexis Castle (-0.594)
  8. Rarity (-0.586)
  9. Jemma Simmons (-0.582)
  10. Twilight Sparkle (-0.576)

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. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.77)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.72)
  3. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.68)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.65)
  5. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.63)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.6)
  7. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.6)
  8. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.6)
  9. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.58)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.51)
  11. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.49)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.43)
  13. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.43)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.42)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.36)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.31)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.3)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.25)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.21)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.15)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.13)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.01)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.03)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.16)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.18)

Notes

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