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Andy Dufresne Personality Statistics

Andy Dufresne is a character from The Shawshank Redemption. 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
persistent (not quitter)95.6296.930
perceptive (not unobservant)95.1167.638
resourceful (not helpless)94.2268.251
competent (not incompetent)93.45412.834
wise (not foolish)93.2811.041
high IQ (not low IQ)92.210711.440
civilized (not barbaric)91.4349.537
bookish (not sporty)91.36113.445
patient (not impatient)90.9220.238
driven (not unambitious)90.714617.924
studious (not goof-off)90.76213.056
tactful (not indiscreet)90.348.624
genius (not dunce)90.15612.935
diligent (not lazy)89.922216.035
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.88914.740
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.613510.150
confidential (not gossiping)89.64811.438
soulful (not soulless)89.67213.531
🌟 (not 💩)89.16912.127
creative (not conventional)88.93515.043
treasure (not trash)88.89015.243
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.72113.038
human (not animalistic)88.54315.932
intellectual (not physical)88.49120.427
🧠 (not 💪)88.29315.038
precise (not vague)88.04610.930
neat (not messy)87.98211.242
quiet (not loud)87.82515.135
mature (not juvenile)87.46713.335
heroic (not villainous)87.416510.421
egalitarian (not racist)87.316813.042
deep (not shallow)87.02410.946
alert (not oblivious)86.97919.143
legit (not scrub)86.97014.129
introspective (not not introspective)86.71611.941
loyal (not traitorous)86.429815.531
important (not irrelevant)86.421320.435
believable (not poorly-written)86.06812.830
resolute (not wavering)85.95411.323
coordinated (not clumsy)85.718519.731
independent (not codependent)85.211918.726
works hard (not plays hard)84.812316.739
sturdy (not flimsy)84.813318.737
workaholic (not slacker)84.331319.437
interesting (not tiresome)84.011117.539
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.716911.247
optimistic (not pessimistic)83.67018.836
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.514723.244
eloquent (not unpolished)83.017017.033
nurturing (not poisonous)82.814711.625
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.715821.543
active (not slothful)82.333117.037
tasteful (not lewd)82.38913.535
reasonable (not deranged)82.311120.238
respectful (not rude)82.215118.324
self-improving (not self-destructive)82.22819.335
secretive (not open-book)81.919021.552
loveable (not punchable)81.714820.336
modest (not flamboyant)81.68721.749
go-getter (not slugabed)81.431513.237
curious (not apathetic)81.013519.531
reserved (not chatty)80.910825.036
healthy (not sickly)80.923513.935
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)80.912023.731
orderly (not chaotic)80.714721.643
private (not gregarious)80.613521.357
equitable (not hypocritical)80.55818.944
democratic (not authoritarian)80.25218.230
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)80.210720.133
specialist (not generalist)80.16419.832
focused on the future (not focused on the present)79.73522.544
master (not apprentice)79.631825.254
calm (not anxious)79.46421.430
attractive (not repulsive)79.139817.244
extraordinary (not mundane)79.027824.939
enlightened (not lost)78.97721.646
valedictorian (not drop out)78.836025.237
cautious (not impulsive)78.711520.729
decisive (not hesitant)78.732418.634
disarming (not creepy)78.619119.325
existentialist (not nihilist)78.53020.529
introvert (not extrovert)78.48620.847
good-humored (not angry)78.319020.342
🤐 (not 😜)78.111022.835
kind (not cruel)78.141314.219
reasoned (not instinctual)78.05222.325
altruistic (not selfish)78.018217.732
nerd (not jock)77.930519.632
humble (not arrogant)77.713122.322
leisurely (not hurried)77.66720.647
genuine (not sarcastic)77.316922.434
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)77.333721.553
open-minded (not close-minded)77.214325.239
straight (not queer)77.147024.240
chill (not offended)76.88123.543
warm (not quarrelsome)76.513617.242
beautiful (not ugly)76.358319.639
accepting (not judgemental)76.214725.433
stoic (not expressive)76.211526.542
tall (not short)76.221322.928
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)76.113724.619
sober (not indulgent)76.18924.934
sensible (not ludicrous)76.023227.129
complicated (not simple)75.932628.428
pacifist (not ferocious)75.710116.631
charismatic (not uninspiring)75.545126.346
stable (not moody)75.15722.031
smooth (not rough)74.913024.352
demure (not vain)74.89523.639
angelic (not demonic)74.527018.740
English (not German)74.441425.942
confident (not insecure)74.443726.127
objective (not subjective)74.33426.728
rebellious (not obedient)74.339523.242
logical (not emotional)74.215517.849
fixable (not unfixable)73.914126.530
refined (not rugged)73.731025.948
gendered (not androgynous)73.671624.732
no-nonsense (not dramatic)73.516925.831
shy (not playful)73.45321.434
masculine (not feminine)73.344824.824
vanilla (not kinky)73.318624.732
prestigious (not disreputable)73.233820.724
wholesome (not salacious)73.230318.333
minimalist (not pack rat)73.212723.535
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)73.036524.829
hoarder (not unprepared)73.015124.223
mysterious (not unambiguous)72.820626.032
compersive (not jealous)72.515026.632
complimentary (not insulting)72.524920.230
reclusive (not social)72.517919.135
pure (not debased)72.327823.434
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.319625.949
outsider (not insider)72.119026.440
deviant (not average)72.037023.830
manicured (not scruffy)71.953922.632
individualist (not communal)71.931428.244
methodical (not astonishing)71.828927.244
rational (not whimsical)71.137030.433
cooperative (not competitive)71.117427.828
serious (not playful)71.046026.528
mighty (not puny)71.051323.448
😇 (not 😈)70.930725.131
👽 (not 🤡)70.920217.434
tailor (not blacksmith)70.939028.643
😊 (not 🤣)70.731323.839
sane (not crazy)70.521825.731
feminist (not sexist)70.553316.031
musical (not off-key)70.515723.730
ranged (not melee)70.312422.028
French (not Russian)70.025025.731
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.953020.338
emancipated (not enslaved)69.842733.429
street-smart (not sheltered)69.647727.443
romantic (not dispassionate)69.550723.442
proper (not scandalous)69.430826.037
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.956827.740
guarded (not open)68.862227.237
frugal (not lavish)68.831425.726
pro (not noob)68.665527.335
direct (not roundabout)68.256231.147
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.131130.739
gatherer (not hunter)67.931530.638
🧗 (not 🛌)67.946727.831
📈 (not 📉)67.140527.728
gracious (not feisty)66.811127.546
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.633924.130
slow-talking (not fast-talking)66.615126.034
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.523127.530
🥾 (not 👟)66.431128.833
technophile (not luddite)66.325921.718
conspiracist (not sheeple)66.350321.133
consistent (not variable)66.340629.542
😏 (not 😬)66.236625.439
sage (not whippersnapper)66.224327.740
unassuming (not pretentious)66.118731.832
self-assured (not self-conscious)65.762630.842
industrial (not domestic)65.729624.228
resistant (not resigned)65.563732.142
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.340626.827
outlaw (not sheriff)65.343225.629
oppressed (not privileged)65.221029.237
fresh (not stinky)64.964326.126
child free (not pronatalist)64.852831.143
utilitarian (not decorative)64.752028.034
chortling (not giggling)64.751625.436
obsessed (not aloof)64.548125.124
sweet (not bitter)64.540225.933
metaphorical (not literal)64.215227.141
🐮 (not 🐷)64.128130.719
backdoor (not official)64.142827.039
meek (not bossy)63.720720.441
relaxed (not tense)63.613429.840
young (not old)63.562622.939
sad (not happy)63.454023.638
remote (not involved)63.19233.734
traumatized (not flourishing)62.957625.637
fast (not slow)62.868530.425
neurotypical (not autistic)62.881724.328
liberal (not conservative)62.855629.546
armoured (not vulnerable)62.658928.236
chaste (not lustful)62.530026.931
subdued (not exuberant)62.524428.631
🧐 (not 😎)62.435633.233
freelance (not corporate)62.454232.137
bright (not depressed)62.342027.932
devout (not heathen)62.244127.828
forgiving (not vengeful)62.045127.941
serious (not bold)62.032828.546
flexible (not rigid)61.828927.146
thin (not thick)61.653425.835
warm (not cold)61.552123.641
🤔 (not 🤫)61.348033.525
vegan (not cannibal)61.344724.241
🐘 (not 🐀)61.238528.529
arcane (not mainstream)61.149228.234
gloomy (not sunny)61.152027.736
night owl (not morning lark)60.959830.749
unorthodox (not traditional)60.953227.730
metrosexual (not macho)60.958222.836
hipster (not basic)60.625031.030
presidential (not folksy)60.652329.642
reliable (not experimental)60.454432.340
rich (not poor)60.362026.632
low self esteem (not narcissistic)59.929721.139
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.862830.021
unlucky (not fortunate)59.645032.234
🐿 (not 🦇)59.656026.428
captain (not first-mate)59.552730.326
trusting (not suspicious)59.439527.327
scholarly (not crafty)59.435531.740
imaginative (not practical)59.134832.243
philosophical (not real)59.120031.646
bold (not shy)58.9102629.631
tame (not wild)58.937426.534
intense (not lighthearted)58.977932.038
🧕 (not 💃)58.727126.837
weird (not normal)58.365226.933
varied (not repetitive)58.224332.639
Greek (not Roman)58.227027.834
sorrowful (not cheery)58.164823.432
efficient (not overprepared)58.182133.730
abstract (not concrete)58.037732.237
vibrant (not geriatric)57.978827.847
scientific (not artistic)57.856834.532
socialist (not libertarian)57.814530.528
dorky (not cool)57.846027.045
regular (not zany)57.833832.625
anarchist (not statist)57.645131.034
soft (not hard)57.546326.835
factual (not poetic)57.460430.846
funny (not humorless)57.365527.546
high-tech (not low-tech)57.350432.538
eastern (not western)57.314833.620
work-first (not family-first)57.257330.434
strict (not lenient)57.063326.225
💝 (not 💔)56.954333.731
assertive (not passive)56.889632.927
stylish (not slovenly)56.773328.330
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.652532.035
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.422330.832
impartial (not biased)56.313829.943
urban (not rural)56.382827.427
honorable (not cunning)56.065632.347
monochrome (not multicolored)56.052330.140
🧢 (not 🎩)56.050932.621
skeptical (not spiritual)55.986631.762
tight (not loose)55.980528.633
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.890826.935
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)55.759528.539
cryptic (not straightforward)55.524334.242
trolling (not triggered)55.531926.632
dominant (not submissive)55.382825.250
builder (not explorer)55.254633.436
preppy (not punk rock)55.070927.840
theoretical (not empirical)54.829431.135
🥰 (not 🙃)54.658631.544
politically correct (not edgy)54.545926.821
transient (not permanent)54.342630.721
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.353430.535
🐴 (not 🦄)54.266734.929
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)54.162134.253
atheist (not theist)54.072530.244
charming (not awkward)53.979529.850
🥴 (not 🥳)53.967729.934
monastic (not hedonist)53.742123.412
mischievous (not well behaved)53.674233.936
political (not nonpolitical)53.669630.430
🐐 (not 🦒)53.585034.627
Swedish (not Italian)53.053429.625
spicy (not mild)52.980730.243
formal (not intimate)52.960629.430
🐒 (not 🐩)52.756335.122
literary (not mathematical)52.677631.628
beta (not alpha)52.645830.332
🏌 (not 🤺)52.525332.661
idealist (not realist)52.358131.550
extreme (not moderate)52.283728.034
classical (not avant-garde)52.173831.737
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.958330.529
🤖 (not 👻)51.858929.733
mad (not glad)51.775130.528
😭 (not 😀)51.763626.754
circular (not linear)51.661734.931
worldly (not innocent)51.593234.841
🤠 (not 🤑)51.578634.429
brave (not careful)51.285731.543
miserable (not joyful)51.180526.333
charming (not trusting)51.073128.735
purple (not orange)50.966632.931
historical (not modern)50.158631.240
soft (not hard)50.856627.540
dry (not moist)50.866228.739
suspicious (not awkward)50.788027.639
frenzied (not sleepy)50.5115325.148

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lester Freamon (0.87)
  2. Lucius Fox (0.864)
  3. Michael Scofield (0.845)
  4. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.817)
  5. Dale Cooper (0.803)
  1. Arturo Roman (-0.63)
  2. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.614)
  3. James Taggart (-0.614)
  4. Joey Donner (-0.612)
  5. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.604)

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: ENTP (r = 0.61)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.57)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.51)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.34)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.32)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.3)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.28)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.26)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.08)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.05)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.03)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.03)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.01)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.0)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.05)
  16. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.07)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.11)
  18. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.12)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.15)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.18)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.23)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.25)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.25)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.28)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.46)

Notes

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