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Shrek Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)91.4714.6342
masculine (not feminine)91.210614.9380
thick (not thin)90.51313.6328
stinky (not fresh)90.31115.7483
scruffy (not manicured)89.14317.9292
muddy (not washed)87.11919.3343
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.117719.3467
messy (not neat)87.05419.6336
earth (not air)86.72817.7473
low-tech (not high-tech)86.23417.2324
frank (not sugarcoated)86.113519.4335
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)85.97115.8324
impatient (not patient)85.714518.4318
reclusive (not social)85.65218.4358
protagonist (not antagonist)85.414221.3355
oppressed (not privileged)85.13116.2464
rugged (not refined)84.77220.2295
stubborn (not accommodating)84.426820.0426
slovenly (not stylish)84.23121.5336
rural (not urban)84.22625.2336
🥾 (not 👟)84.17323.1437
skeptical (not spiritual)84.014218.0294
unpolished (not eloquent)83.74022.3279
independent (not codependent)82.421721.9293
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)82.36520.4302
important (not irrelevant)82.244422.8326
private (not gregarious)82.013523.6287
rebellious (not obedient)82.031619.1296
freelance (not corporate)82.021822.0403
punk rock (not preppy)81.815020.7473
poor (not rich)81.77421.4308
frugal (not lavish)81.56022.4273
atheist (not theist)81.410521.8283
guarded (not open)81.331724.1324
moody (not stable)81.225419.4329
individualist (not communal)81.118124.5297
pessimistic (not optimistic)81.08322.5344
realist (not idealist)81.07223.6323
devoted (not unfaithful)80.659821.4359
🐒 (not 🐩)80.56020.8293
rustic (not cultured)80.55524.4331
sarcastic (not genuine)80.416122.8337
never cries (not often crying)80.120721.9325
penny-pincher (not overspender)79.64920.1300
rough (not smooth)79.510122.8326
opinionated (not neutral)79.558522.4500
heroic (not villainous)79.448418.4332
bossy (not meek)79.347020.1321
tall (not short)79.319623.7296
drop out (not valedictorian)79.311223.7354
feisty (not gracious)79.132021.1328
loyal (not traitorous)79.068120.5335
🧢 (not 🎩)79.016227.2439
loud (not quiet)78.931825.3290
💪 (not 🧠)78.79421.2378
vintage (not trendy)78.534122.8396
outlaw (not sheriff)78.426924.1316
🤠 (not 🤑)78.018725.8289
alpha (not beta)77.844524.2356
chortling (not giggling)77.813823.7449
blacksmith (not tailor)77.611422.4331
direct (not roundabout)77.437126.6295
straightforward (not cryptic)77.217926.5299
captain (not first-mate)77.233925.3307
wooden (not plastic)77.020523.5373
badass (not weakass)76.764124.5435
mighty (not puny)76.344523.1301
scandalous (not proper)76.330724.5330
realistic (not ambitious)76.25826.5425
doer (not thinker)76.226823.9461
macho (not metrosexual)76.213324.3422
bold (not shy)75.985124.8307
tense (not relaxed)75.955725.3296
straight (not queer)75.758628.8316
utilitarian (not decorative)75.323024.3275
dominant (not submissive)75.257423.5306
one-faced (not two-faced)75.145927.5456
distant (not touchy-feely)75.128124.6366
insulting (not complimentary)74.925124.9306
sturdy (not flimsy)74.745626.7432
resourceful (not helpless)74.678123.4308
folksy (not presidential)74.320026.0417
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.227626.4305
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)74.224530.9228
crafty (not scholarly)74.135423.1299
confidential (not gossiping)74.054926.3337
off-key (not musical)74.015326.3446
provincial (not cosmopolitan)73.912227.2209
thrifty (not extravagant)73.916528.4411
introvert (not extrovert)73.818028.9302
freak (not normie)73.728424.8423
barbaric (not civilized)73.614323.6292
physical (not intellectual)73.619224.9292
efficient (not overprepared)73.522322.0403
cynical (not gullible)73.543027.6374
🛌 (not 🧗)73.412627.3431
reserved (not chatty)72.930926.0340
cheesy (not chic)72.926125.6345
real (not philosophical)72.629329.0306
🐘 (not 🐀)72.515929.0293
edgy (not politically correct)72.438425.6303
resistant (not resigned)72.446026.9303
gendered (not androgynous)72.492729.9301
funny (not humorless)72.443128.0313
🐴 (not 🦄)72.331833.1312
rigid (not flexible)72.331624.5322
gloomy (not sunny)72.338024.7472
contrarian (not yes-man)72.332727.8314
🤣 (not 😊)72.216526.5436
jaded (not innocent)72.155525.6358
believable (not poorly-written)72.080125.1414
demanding (not unchallenging)72.076826.2466
practical (not imaginative)71.945027.6307
luddite (not technophile)71.913925.9225
🤺 (not 🏌)71.958328.4272
assertive (not passive)71.867629.8310
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)71.822930.6241
mad (not glad)71.638924.3323
🐐 (not 🦒)71.618728.0297
mischievous (not well behaved)71.557327.1326
arcane (not mainstream)71.527229.1322
backdoor (not official)71.533428.6239
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)71.522426.6269
weird (not normal)71.444725.8323
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)71.337424.8275
awkward (not charming)71.119425.3332
competitive (not cooperative)71.061326.8312
wild (not tame)70.656127.2362
cocky (not timid)70.670124.2377
anarchist (not statist)70.526927.8241
outsider (not insider)70.327034.9335
street-smart (not sheltered)70.357430.4312
clumsy (not coordinated)70.222725.5299
rock (not rap)70.285328.3361
rude (not respectful)70.028626.4315
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)70.019832.5268
armoured (not vulnerable)69.954428.9344
close-minded (not open-minded)69.922826.0324
focused on the present (not focused on the future)69.920027.0319
family-first (not work-first)69.842029.1326
emancipated (not enslaved)69.852429.2301
disreputable (not prestigious)69.819726.3249
Russian (not French)69.714327.2383
jock (not nerd)69.434628.5270
cannibal (not vegan)69.435927.6433
factual (not poetic)69.440727.1460
love-focused (not money-focused)69.371728.2329
stingy (not generous)69.129727.4436
pensive (not serene)69.057123.6365
miserable (not joyful)68.949325.6331
common sense (not analysis)68.98127.5349
brave (not careful)68.755426.8372
ironic (not profound)68.622827.5426
stoic (not hypochondriac)68.537427.9250
quarrelsome (not warm)68.252327.8305
historical (not modern)68.135528.2329
tardy (not on-time)68.126326.3418
spicy (not mild)67.961927.3340
😎 (not 🧐)67.945829.7292
secretive (not open-book)67.961430.0499
interrupting (not attentive)67.938527.2435
chaotic (not orderly)67.846129.7330
queen (not princess)67.663532.7323
worldly (not innocent)67.578427.4339
nonpolitical (not political)67.520433.2284
anxious (not calm)67.553425.8323
depressed (not bright)67.528123.3342
egalitarian (not racist)67.4111127.9286
not genocidal (not genocidal)67.482531.1310
offended (not chill)67.348528.6477
soulful (not soulless)67.191027.0316
paranoid (not naive)67.148725.4343
permanent (not transient)67.036727.0242
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)67.027127.5475
old (not young)66.939319.4306
unpatriotic (not patriotic)66.98532.0272
master (not apprentice)66.475627.2310
bitter (not sweet)66.446127.2309
comedic (not dramatic)66.321128.7482
opinionated (not jealous)66.382229.9388
literary (not mathematical)66.149826.5260
reactive (not proactive)66.128929.2328
deviant (not average)66.061028.2314
haunted (not blissful)66.073624.8456
🐷 (not 🐮)65.918730.3262
ferocious (not pacifist)65.966727.7301
fixable (not unfixable)65.949828.5468
sorrowful (not cheery)65.860124.5291
🥴 (not 🥳)65.840428.3299
uncreative (not open to new experinces)65.717129.5299
interesting (not tiresome)65.779329.5286
epic (not deep)65.731327.2438
prideful (not envious)65.785127.6653
biased (not impartial)65.569526.2281
expressive (not monotone)65.565330.0389
indie (not pop)65.360830.3327
extreme (not moderate)65.273426.4331
indiscreet (not tactful)65.219728.8243
slothful (not active)65.19427.5327
pro (not noob)65.093928.5313
low self esteem (not narcissistic)64.926129.6430
angry (not good-humored)64.938127.3315
moist (not dry)64.930331.8421
instinctual (not reasoned)64.855929.5324
💝 (not 💔)64.845030.1285
extraordinary (not mundane)64.781430.1340
intense (not lighthearted)64.781927.6427
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)64.534931.9322
hard (not soft)64.560227.6324
sporty (not bookish)64.440428.7259
prudish (not flirtatious)64.235629.2284
persistent (not quitter)64.1144329.3296
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.027532.2303
heathen (not devout)64.036327.8212
summer (not winter)64.053232.8342
repulsive (not attractive)63.823032.2296
strict (not lenient)63.761128.1352
goof-off (not studious)63.636429.6359
traumatized (not flourishing)63.672327.1419
remote (not involved)63.510732.2273
slacker (not workaholic)63.522927.8318
📈 (not 📉)63.566831.8394
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.471128.7249
thick-skinned (not sensitive)63.354130.1331
chivalrous (not businesslike)63.245528.7421
hard (not soft)63.165527.7317
goth (not flower child)63.133128.3332
orange (not purple)63.035927.8276
👻 (not 🤖)62.847829.9288
western (not eastern)62.766129.8229
realistic (not fantastical)62.666735.0456
chosen one (not everyman)62.657432.3334
serious (not playful)62.577528.0331
intimate (not formal)62.549431.1309
apathetic (not curious)62.314528.4309
rational (not whimsical)62.369030.2318
fire (not water)62.376630.8463
lewd (not tasteful)62.232130.1283
hunter (not gatherer)62.266030.0416
picky (not always down)62.258729.9352
melee (not ranged)62.123031.5331
libertarian (not socialist)62.038232.1240
🏀 (not 🎨)62.044130.5413
slow (not fast)61.620424.6326
jealous (not compersive)61.553326.7300
kinky (not vanilla)61.456432.4298
perverted (not clean)61.438528.1472
honorable (not cunning)61.371329.5323
judgemental (not accepting)61.361329.4305
zany (not regular)61.268028.9275
selfish (not altruistic)61.153127.6349
trusting (not charming)61.141527.7267
generalist (not specialist)61.118229.2286
tight (not loose)61.187430.5454
ugly (not beautiful)61.019135.1336
domestic (not industrial)61.041532.2275
🤔 (not 🤫)61.059433.2246
underachiever (not overachiever)61.018430.6416
treasure (not trash)60.8116932.8303
bad-cook (not good-cook)60.851632.6409
unorthodox (not traditional)60.669935.1291
empirical (not theoretical)60.448830.6255
animalistic (not human)60.427327.9293
lost (not enlightened)60.360527.1409
suspicious (not trusting)60.171731.6305
kind (not cruel)60.1105825.5285
concise (not long-winded)60.049230.2250
concrete (not abstract)59.971732.2316
resolute (not wavering)59.996728.8261
reliable (not experimental)59.968729.2464
sexual (not asexual)59.994631.6406
fearmongering (not reassuring)59.948030.5315
sad (not happy)59.879025.7328
ignorant (not knowledgeable)59.628626.9436
hard-work (not natural-talent)59.684730.1457
neurotypical (not autistic)59.3113828.8257
Swedish (not Italian)59.346931.7331
exaggerating (not factual)59.363930.3407
competent (not incompetent)59.2121329.9294
deep (not shallow)59.285229.3323
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.175531.9358
debased (not pure)59.059429.7280
slugabed (not go-getter)59.011628.4291
🎃 (not 💀)59.052832.8384
🙃 (not 🥰)58.856433.5275
inspiring (not cringeworthy)58.778830.8315
loveable (not punchable)58.786330.0481
quirky (not predictable)58.660030.6342
modest (not flamboyant)58.574031.7329
avant-garde (not classical)58.544831.4260
hedonist (not monastic)58.563627.1187
demure (not vain)58.459328.2271
indulgent (not sober)58.370531.6282
awkward (not suspicious)58.339530.2290
lazy (not diligent)57.914627.4288
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)57.988936.1313
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.734833.0290
🦇 (not 🐿)57.753231.7284
nihilist (not existentialist)57.629429.2218
cold (not warm)57.561228.7335
arrogant (not humble)57.479728.5333
dunce (not genius)57.333324.1335
aloof (not obsessed)57.220228.8267
night owl (not morning lark)57.287732.4298
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.270627.8437
artistic (not scientific)56.966928.5344
conventional (not creative)56.959132.5297
authoritarian (not democratic)56.958632.6293
legit (not scrub)56.8119632.0360
unassuming (not pretentious)56.648831.5290
empath (not psychopath)56.694027.0421
no-nonsense (not dramatic)56.562733.8307
twitchy (not still)56.586728.4434
oxymoron (not tautology)56.575628.0175
hipster (not basic)56.445132.8265
radical (not centrist)56.470231.0246
playful (not shy)56.3109328.7286
expressive (not stoic)56.287031.1328
deliberate (not spontaneous)56.196131.8317
demonic (not angelic)56.058825.4317
literal (not metaphorical)56.094334.1337
self-conscious (not self-assured)55.934531.9279
spontaneous (not scheduled)55.862833.9325
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.8127129.8276
consistent (not variable)55.890130.4397
unlucky (not fortunate)55.772730.4341
alert (not oblivious)55.6101430.0287
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.642525.9439
romantic (not dispassionate)55.5110428.2461
bold (not serious)55.380732.7312
😈 (not 😇)55.270228.1314
bored (not interested)55.224829.5454
unambiguous (not mysterious)55.182532.4319
Coke (not Pepsi)55.164836.0401
complicated (not simple)55.0108133.4323
giving (not receiving)55.095929.2344
decisive (not hesitant)54.9112730.1297
Roman (not Greek)54.962932.6315
entitled (not grateful)54.975828.5435
repetitive (not varied)54.890329.8275
transparent (not machiavellian)54.871631.7335
non-gamer (not gamer)54.795736.6412
vengeful (not forgiving)54.575627.3329
builder (not explorer)54.569931.5283
🥵 (not 🥶)54.382534.4408
low IQ (not high IQ)54.224126.6318
leisurely (not hurried)54.254331.5285
motivated (not unmotivated)54.2150733.0389
geriatric (not vibrant)54.137328.9375
astonishing (not methodical)53.954131.2301
English (not German)53.9146835.2450
not introspective (not introspective)53.740930.4238
impulsive (not cautious)53.679932.2309
minimalist (not pack rat)53.684436.1267
OCD (not ADHD)53.6101232.7374
sensible (not ludicrous)53.593729.1313
exuberant (not subdued)53.595430.5314
sickly (not healthy)53.435629.1299
chaste (not lustful)53.262427.3239
insecure (not confident)53.243130.8337
deranged (not reasonable)53.264128.5326
child free (not pronatalist)53.1107731.1270
driven (not unambitious)53.1150730.6349
hypocritical (not equitable)53.167529.2283
💃 (not 🧕)53.1106634.5263
logical (not emotional)53.070131.7318
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.073830.6385
unprepared (not hoarder)52.954130.7294
stuttering (not rhythmic)52.837628.7418
emotional (not unemotional)52.8117030.3350
vague (not precise)52.743429.0284
triggered (not trolling)52.6114834.0381
pointed (not random)52.6125131.6409
dog person (not cat person)52.681136.2369
poisonous (not nurturing)52.561725.0262
🤡 (not 👽)52.565232.0274
wholesome (not salacious)52.394430.1276
whippersnapper (not sage)52.380229.6321
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.3106831.4376
works hard (not plays hard)52.2112931.1303
circular (not linear)52.173130.6354
cool (not dorky)52.092932.6319
😜 (not 🤐)52.077533.6416
💩 (not 🌟)51.939537.3323
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.865329.7234
monochrome (not multicolored)51.782734.5280
😀 (not 😭)51.781030.0275
frenzied (not sleepy)51.6147328.6453
objective (not subjective)51.376731.2228
bad boy (not white knight)51.367530.1347
fighter (not lover)51.282627.8474
conservative (not liberal)51.157433.8294
sexist (not feminist)51.151828.2302
wise (not foolish)51.099125.4339
juvenile (not mature)51.072228.3362
desperate (not high standards)50.958929.0433
disarming (not creepy)50.7124028.7314
sane (not crazy)50.782029.6295
unobservant (not perceptive)50.729230.8407
😏 (not 😬)50.699534.5298

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 (0.798)
  2. Dan Taylor (0.763)
  3. Wolverine (0.761)
  4. Johnny Lawrence (0.759)
  5. Yao (0.734)
  6. Jim Hopper (0.731)
  7. Haymitch Abernathy (0.712)
  8. Quint (0.705)
  9. Gimli (0.701)
  10. Tallahassee (0.689)
  1. Choi Yeon-gyo (-0.514)
  2. Cho Chang (-0.478)
  3. Bianca Stratford (-0.459)
  4. Charles Bingley (-0.429)
  5. Georgiana Darcy (-0.425)
  6. Charlotte York (-0.408)
  7. Princess Ekaterina 'Kitty' Shcherbatskaya (-0.402)
  8. Waylon Smithers (-0.4)
  9. Cosette (-0.399)
  10. Daisy Buchanan (-0.397)

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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