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Shrek Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Shrek is a character from Shrek.

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
main character (not side character)92.513317.8250
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)91.3815.0368
masculine (not feminine)91.112115.3395
stinky (not fresh)90.71115.5504
thick (not thin)90.61613.4349
scruffy (not manicured)89.15017.9308
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.220018.8496
muddy (not washed)87.21619.0357
earth (not air)86.93117.5489
messy (not neat)86.76420.0352
low-tech (not high-tech)86.63117.1359
frank (not sugarcoated)86.115419.3352
protagonist (not antagonist)85.816620.9376
impatient (not patient)85.516518.2338
reclusive (not social)85.47419.0376
rural (not urban)85.22624.6388
oppressed (not privileged)85.23516.2484
rugged (not refined)85.17019.8350
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)85.110417.2387
stubborn (not accommodating)84.630319.7448
skeptical (not spiritual)84.315317.6322
🥾 (not 👟)84.18923.0456
slovenly (not stylish)84.03822.2361
unpolished (not eloquent)83.15223.1300
important (not irrelevant)82.652222.6347
independent (not codependent)82.525722.0315
freelance (not corporate)82.324921.6425
poor (not rich)82.29020.9329
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)82.08521.2319
private (not gregarious)81.917524.0302
punk rock (not preppy)81.917120.5488
rebellious (not obedient)81.837719.2320
frugal (not lavish)81.76022.6302
atheist (not theist)81.511621.9332
realist (not idealist)81.37923.5344
individualist (not communal)81.221424.5317
guarded (not open)81.140224.3339
devoted (not unfaithful)80.969121.1384
moody (not stable)80.831519.5351
pessimistic (not optimistic)80.711122.7365
sarcastic (not genuine)80.717222.4360
rustic (not cultured)80.65124.2345
🐒 (not 🐩)80.56221.0309
never cries (not often crying)80.422721.9360
tall (not short)80.121723.4707
penny-pincher (not overspender)80.05520.2323
heroic (not villainous)79.557818.6351
rough (not smooth)79.512222.9342
loyal (not traitorous)79.479420.4366
opinionated (not neutral)79.269622.8514
drop out (not valedictorian)79.113124.0373
💪 (not 🧠)79.011220.9399
feisty (not gracious)78.936721.6347
bossy (not meek)78.755020.8339
outlaw (not sheriff)78.631323.9333
🧢 (not 🎩)78.420427.5451
vintage (not trendy)78.341622.9421
loud (not quiet)78.237825.7311
🤠 (not 🤑)78.123625.6309
alpha (not beta)77.951324.1378
chortling (not giggling)77.416024.3468
wooden (not plastic)77.221723.3392
captain (not first-mate)77.239725.5323
straightforward (not cryptic)77.121826.3320
direct (not roundabout)77.043926.9305
blacksmith (not tailor)76.814922.8348
mighty (not puny)76.649823.2328
badass (not weakass)76.675824.7453
scandalous (not proper)76.434224.5356
macho (not metrosexual)76.413924.1433
tense (not relaxed)76.363725.1305
doer (not thinker)76.331223.8485
realistic (not ambitious)76.16626.4444
bold (not shy)75.6100125.0330
dominant (not submissive)75.465723.6335
distant (not touchy-feely)75.333124.4383
straight (not queer)75.266229.3339
crafty (not scholarly)75.036822.8337
one-faced (not two-faced)75.052927.5469
resourceful (not helpless)74.891123.2328
provincial (not cosmopolitan)74.712327.3263
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.630626.4320
utilitarian (not decorative)74.630325.3324
sturdy (not flimsy)74.653326.8457
barbaric (not civilized)74.315223.3313
introvert (not extrovert)74.321129.0322
insulting (not complimentary)74.329125.6329
folksy (not presidential)74.223126.0440
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)73.928531.3276
efficient (not overprepared)73.726021.8425
luddite (not technophile)73.612026.2269
thrifty (not extravagant)73.619629.0435
cynical (not gullible)73.649927.3398
physical (not intellectual)73.522525.4316
off-key (not musical)73.519626.6471
freak (not normie)73.533324.9443
confidential (not gossiping)73.467726.4361
gendered (not androgynous)73.4102029.7330
🛌 (not 🧗)73.214727.5449
reserved (not chatty)73.137125.9361
believable (not poorly-written)72.985624.9440
🐘 (not 🐀)72.817729.0320
edgy (not politically correct)72.842025.8325
resistant (not resigned)72.853127.0329
cheesy (not chic)72.830725.6364
real (not philosophical)72.734428.9318
🐴 (not 🦄)72.636633.2336
🤣 (not 😊)72.618026.3454
rigid (not flexible)72.636224.4341
funny (not humorless)72.549628.0338
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)72.326930.9285
contrarian (not yes-man)72.339028.0348
backdoor (not official)72.234528.0276
gloomy (not sunny)72.245224.4497
jaded (not innocent)72.264825.4375
arcane (not mainstream)72.130429.3374
practical (not imaginative)72.152627.3335
🤺 (not 🏌)72.069527.8290
demanding (not unchallenging)71.988226.1476
assertive (not passive)71.877329.7325
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)71.828026.4300
🐐 (not 🦒)71.822327.7316
mischievous (not well behaved)71.764826.8346
mad (not glad)71.644924.4348
awkward (not charming)71.521325.2358
weird (not normal)71.551625.6344
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)71.245224.8291
competitive (not cooperative)71.169227.0336
anarchist (not statist)71.031327.7304
wild (not tame)70.864727.3383
cocky (not timid)70.783124.4400
disreputable (not prestigious)70.620526.3279
emancipated (not enslaved)70.457328.7331
rock (not rap)70.397928.3373
close-minded (not open-minded)70.225225.7345
street-smart (not sheltered)69.967330.5324
rude (not respectful)69.832726.8332
family-first (not work-first)69.850329.2345
common sense (not analysis)69.79727.3364
jock (not nerd)69.639328.3283
factual (not poetic)69.646827.0476
armoured (not vulnerable)69.564129.0364
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)69.423532.9326
love-focused (not money-focused)69.387128.3343
cannibal (not vegan)69.340827.8457
clumsy (not coordinated)69.227925.9319
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.242327.5306
focused on the present (not focused on the future)69.225427.5334
outsider (not insider)69.134435.8386
miserable (not joyful)69.157825.4346
Russian (not French)69.117827.7395
pensive (not serene)69.066223.7379
stingy (not generous)69.032827.6462
quarrelsome (not warm)68.957127.4330
ironic (not profound)68.724627.5445
tardy (not on-time)68.529726.4438
brave (not careful)68.468827.0392
spicy (not mild)68.171227.3359
😎 (not 🧐)68.155429.8322
unpatriotic (not patriotic)68.010332.0323
secretive (not open-book)67.874530.0518
nonpolitical (not political)67.724033.0312
anxious (not calm)67.760925.9347
queen (not princess)67.773032.7343
interrupting (not attentive)67.643827.2456
egalitarian (not racist)67.5131827.7302
paranoid (not naive)67.554325.5361
depressed (not bright)67.435123.3368
worldly (not innocent)67.390627.6349
chaotic (not orderly)67.354230.0347
historical (not modern)67.344228.5355
🐷 (not 🐮)67.218930.4294
offended (not chill)67.157728.5499
permanent (not transient)66.942827.5290
soulful (not soulless)66.8110827.0335
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)66.832927.4503
old (not young)66.744919.2326
master (not apprentice)66.687427.3325
uncreative (not open to new experinces)66.518729.0323
opinionated (not jealous)66.598129.7417
sorrowful (not cheery)66.469224.3310
reactive (not proactive)66.432129.2350
comedic (not dramatic)66.425628.5509
bitter (not sweet)66.353827.0328
deviant (not average)66.371028.2324
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.2104731.6333
🥴 (not 🥳)66.146328.3313
haunted (not blissful)66.185424.8477
ferocious (not pacifist)65.977027.5313
biased (not impartial)65.879526.2320
epic (not deep)65.835427.3454
expressive (not monotone)65.777529.9407
fixable (not unfixable)65.660228.4489
prideful (not envious)65.698327.7667
literary (not mathematical)65.564026.6281
extreme (not moderate)65.583326.4345
slothful (not active)65.410627.4354
moist (not dry)65.434931.6440
heathen (not devout)65.338227.8263
interesting (not tiresome)65.396129.8310
instinctual (not reasoned)65.065429.6338
pro (not noob)64.9110728.4351
💝 (not 💔)64.953830.3308
angry (not good-humored)64.946327.2332
indiscreet (not tactful)64.824129.4279
sporty (not bookish)64.647028.7275
intense (not lighthearted)64.596227.7453
summer (not winter)64.562732.7362
indie (not pop)64.477830.7349
extraordinary (not mundane)64.398930.3363
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)64.340131.7346
conspiracist (not sheeple)64.380127.9299
persistent (not quitter)64.3170029.2319
hard (not soft)64.270927.5344
prudish (not flirtatious)64.142129.0297
low self esteem (not narcissistic)64.133629.9456
strict (not lenient)64.069428.3375
👻 (not 🤖)63.952329.6331
goof-off (not studious)63.842929.4377
traumatized (not flourishing)63.886727.1432
slacker (not workaholic)63.726327.8335
repulsive (not attractive)63.625032.0327
📈 (not 📉)63.482131.7413
goth (not flower child)63.239528.2345
western (not eastern)63.180029.8274
hard (not soft)63.075827.6332
chivalrous (not businesslike)63.055228.9432
disorganized (not self-disciplined)62.934032.7329
orange (not purple)62.844027.6290
remote (not involved)62.812831.9297
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.864730.0356
lewd (not tasteful)62.734230.2318
chosen one (not everyman)62.766332.3353
intimate (not formal)62.659931.1331
melee (not ranged)62.526031.4349
realistic (not fantastical)62.577835.0474
jealous (not compersive)62.458726.7338
fire (not water)62.489030.7488
serious (not playful)62.391028.0345
apathetic (not curious)62.217928.6334
rational (not whimsical)62.179930.2331
ugly (not beautiful)62.119635.0355
picky (not always down)62.169430.1370
🏀 (not 🎨)62.052030.5436
kinky (not vanilla)61.665532.3313
judgemental (not accepting)61.669329.4329
honorable (not cunning)61.585029.3338
libertarian (not socialist)61.545032.2302
perverted (not clean)61.342028.1494
trusting (not charming)61.247527.3290
domestic (not industrial)61.249432.2295
🤔 (not 🤫)61.269233.0296
slow (not fast)61.123824.6348
zany (not regular)61.179228.8295
selfish (not altruistic)61.060827.6369
tight (not loose)61.0101530.6471
underachiever (not overachiever)61.020430.4440
fearmongering (not reassuring)61.051830.5331
concise (not long-winded)61.056830.1277
concrete (not abstract)60.979431.9337
treasure (not trash)60.9138432.7323
hunter (not gatherer)60.982730.3437
empirical (not theoretical)60.755230.5294
generalist (not specialist)60.723629.6324
bad-cook (not good-cook)60.760432.6424
suspicious (not trusting)60.482831.8325
animalistic (not human)60.330928.1310
unorthodox (not traditional)60.383735.2304
kind (not cruel)60.2125025.1306
lost (not enlightened)60.270926.9424
sexual (not asexual)60.1108731.7426
reliable (not experimental)60.080429.1488
Swedish (not Italian)59.855731.3350
ignorant (not knowledgeable)59.632626.8457
neurotypical (not autistic)59.4127628.8279
sad (not happy)59.496325.8344
🎃 (not 💀)59.460532.8400
competent (not incompetent)59.2143530.0309
resolute (not wavering)59.2117629.5312
loveable (not punchable)59.2102729.8506
deep (not shallow)59.1102129.5350
hard-work (not natural-talent)59.0100030.3479
exaggerating (not factual)58.975330.4418
indulgent (not sober)58.881831.4304
slugabed (not go-getter)58.813528.6302
spelunker (not claustrophobic)58.890632.1373
hedonist (not monastic)58.772728.0230
awkward (not suspicious)58.645830.4311
demure (not vain)58.667928.6308
inspiring (not cringeworthy)58.494330.9336
quirky (not predictable)58.473030.5354
modest (not flamboyant)58.387331.7345
debased (not pure)58.371029.8300
lowbrow (not highbrow)58.337633.4352
avant-garde (not classical)58.255231.5289
lazy (not diligent)58.116327.2299
radical (not centrist)58.079130.7274
nihilist (not existentialist)57.932429.9281
aloof (not obsessed)57.822628.2295
🙃 (not 🥰)57.867233.8296
oxymoron (not tautology)57.873227.7199
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.780227.8462
dunce (not genius)57.538524.4362
🦇 (not 🐿)57.563831.4300
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.5106536.0331
no-nonsense (not dramatic)57.469933.6333
authoritarian (not democratic)57.366332.5309
arrogant (not humble)57.292628.7348
artistic (not scientific)57.178428.4364
conventional (not creative)57.067832.6314
legit (not scrub)56.9139531.7378
empath (not psychopath)56.8112026.9439
playful (not shy)56.7124928.7312
deliberate (not spontaneous)56.6109131.8337
unassuming (not pretentious)56.659531.4311
twitchy (not still)56.6102328.4442
expressive (not stoic)56.5101530.9359
cold (not warm)56.573328.7366
charismatic (not uninspiring)56.5149529.8304
night owl (not morning lark)56.5103232.8332
hipster (not basic)56.455832.8294
literal (not metaphorical)56.4108333.7381
demonic (not angelic)55.968825.4339
self-conscious (not self-assured)55.942832.0296
unlucky (not fortunate)55.886730.4359
complicated (not simple)55.7124233.3346
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.551825.9463
consistent (not variable)55.4107030.5415
romantic (not dispassionate)55.4129728.3487
decisive (not hesitant)55.3129030.2318
bold (not serious)55.395632.8327
😈 (not 😇)55.381628.0334
spontaneous (not scheduled)55.275834.0343
Roman (not Greek)55.274232.5328
non-gamer (not gamer)55.2112036.6426
bored (not interested)55.228029.5468
alert (not oblivious)55.1121230.1312
builder (not explorer)55.077731.6303
transparent (not machiavellian)55.083731.8352
unambiguous (not mysterious)54.995432.6331
entitled (not grateful)54.985328.5447
motivated (not unmotivated)54.7177032.8409
🥵 (not 🥶)54.699134.4422
giving (not receiving)54.6114529.4360
Coke (not Pepsi)54.578736.0415
impulsive (not cautious)54.492031.9329
repetitive (not varied)54.4106529.8304
English (not German)54.4169535.2463
vengeful (not forgiving)54.388027.4344
exuberant (not subdued)54.1107930.4330
🤡 (not 👽)54.069132.1307
leisurely (not hurried)53.962631.6310
child free (not pronatalist)53.8125631.0296
not introspective (not introspective)53.847830.6269
sensible (not ludicrous)53.6112629.3337
driven (not unambitious)53.5177330.8369
low IQ (not high IQ)53.529026.7333
hypocritical (not equitable)53.578729.2297
geriatric (not vibrant)53.545429.0392
insecure (not confident)53.450830.9362
deranged (not reasonable)53.374428.7345
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.385730.6410
triggered (not trolling)53.3133633.8401
OCD (not ADHD)53.3117832.6388
chaste (not lustful)53.274227.4272
sickly (not healthy)53.243329.2325
minimalist (not pack rat)53.2101136.0292
💃 (not 🧕)53.2124534.6285
emotional (not unemotional)53.2138930.2373
stuttering (not rhythmic)53.142228.8439
pointed (not random)53.0145531.6424
astonishing (not methodical)52.770031.4321
unprepared (not hoarder)52.764030.9327
dog person (not cat person)52.794036.1390
circular (not linear)52.583230.8372
vague (not precise)52.450929.5305
poisonous (not nurturing)52.471324.8279
logical (not emotional)52.283131.7336
works hard (not plays hard)52.2131931.2320
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.2125031.5389
😜 (not 🤐)52.090733.4434
whippersnapper (not sage)52.094829.4334
cool (not dorky)51.9111032.6338
objective (not subjective)51.787331.4275
monochrome (not multicolored)51.697934.4302
conservative (not liberal)51.665633.7344
wholesome (not salacious)51.6112630.2291
frenzied (not sleepy)51.6173928.5475
😀 (not 😭)51.496130.2294
💩 (not 🌟)51.445437.4343
sane (not crazy)51.297129.7316
wise (not foolish)51.1116225.2361
mature (not juvenile)50.1114028.2384
sexist (not feminist)50.959428.5326
😏 (not 😬)50.9117334.5325
fighter (not lover)50.997927.8498
unobservant (not perceptive)50.833430.8415
white knight (not bad boy)50.3119530.0365
disarming (not creepy)50.6147728.6337
desperate (not high standards)50.473129.1455
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.5105930.0288

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sandor Clegane (0.791)
  2. Wolverine (0.767)
  3. Johnny Lawrence (0.761)
  4. Dan Taylor (0.754)
  5. Jim Hopper (0.729)
  6. Yao (0.718)
  7. Billy Butcher (0.707)
  8. Haymitch Abernathy (0.704)
  9. Quint (0.696)
  10. Gimli (0.692)
  1. Choi Yeon-gyo (-0.517)
  2. Cho Chang (-0.486)
  3. Ryan Evans (-0.466)
  4. Bianca Stratford (-0.455)
  5. Georgiana Darcy (-0.432)
  6. Charles Bingley (-0.43)
  7. Princess Ekaterina 'Kitty' Shcherbatskaya (-0.411)
  8. Charlotte York (-0.405)
  9. Waylon Smithers (-0.402)
  10. Gabriella Montez (-0.398)

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 Shrek to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Shrek is described identify as.

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


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