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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
perceptive (not unobservant)95.0217.746
motivated (not unmotivated)95.0377.630
persistent (not quitter)94.5599.249
resourceful (not helpless)94.4258.262
protagonist (not antagonist)93.11510.124
bookish (not sporty)92.94312.162
high IQ (not low IQ)92.810710.752
competent (not incompetent)92.47512.950
driven (not unambitious)92.210114.938
patient (not impatient)92.0418.149
studious (not goof-off)91.55013.778
genius (not dunce)91.34611.946
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.31139.763
civilized (not barbaric)91.2449.952
wise (not foolish)90.92213.162
diligent (not lazy)90.622514.249
human (not animalistic)90.01913.846
confidential (not gossiping)89.56012.462
egalitarian (not racist)89.511312.556
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.913617.351
intellectual (not physical)88.810221.538
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.62312.750
soulful (not soulless)88.610613.139
heroic (not villainous)88.31599.934
neat (not messy)88.39611.050
believable (not poorly-written)88.32312.442
treasure (not trash)88.211314.655
🌟 (not 💩)88.011813.638
🧠 (not 💪)88.011615.059
devoted (not unfaithful)88.020818.822
clean (not perverted)87.610112.850
not genocidal (not genocidal)87.49014.624
loyal (not traitorous)87.332616.454
important (not irrelevant)87.122019.244
pointed (not random)86.811813.036
creative (not conventional)86.77018.762
quiet (not loud)86.53418.551
resolute (not wavering)86.16612.831
deep (not shallow)85.93913.361
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)85.52418.949
alert (not oblivious)85.313720.159
sturdy (not flimsy)85.313418.242
independent (not codependent)85.214221.336
legit (not scrub)85.012013.540
interesting (not tiresome)84.910316.454
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.917611.256
coordinated (not clumsy)84.922922.042
precise (not vague)84.810117.942
tactful (not indiscreet)84.83421.643
scheduled (not spontaneous)84.614820.958
attentive (not interrupting)84.22918.537
self-improving (not self-destructive)84.12418.342
active (not slothful)84.030615.548
introspective (not not introspective)83.85118.851
generous (not stingy)83.511517.161
reassuring (not fearmongering)83.46712.521
works hard (not plays hard)83.418719.259
tasteful (not lewd)83.27913.746
reserved (not chatty)83.210823.643
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.217722.759
interested (not bored)83.29513.740
workaholic (not slacker)83.043520.750
mature (not juvenile)82.915417.561
reasoned (not instinctual)82.92918.642
secretive (not open-book)82.919719.475
respectful (not rude)82.817016.533
reasonable (not deranged)82.711919.247
optimistic (not pessimistic)82.69020.957
eloquent (not unpolished)82.620618.041
loveable (not punchable)81.616819.549
healthy (not sickly)81.624613.445
overachiever (not underachiever)81.538120.458
focused on the future (not focused on the present)81.13821.754
private (not gregarious)80.715121.575
on-time (not tardy)80.736625.548
kind (not cruel)80.540414.931
equitable (not hypocritical)80.56419.356
attractive (not repulsive)80.441916.554
OCD (not ADHD)80.415522.740
democratic (not authoritarian)80.35721.053
chosen one (not everyman)80.38516.128
extraordinary (not mundane)80.228124.451
cautious (not impulsive)80.111321.846
decisive (not hesitant)80.133019.146
go-getter (not slugabed)80.142719.446
specialist (not generalist)80.07319.640
badass (not weakass)79.851621.741
nurturing (not poisonous)79.725414.134
calm (not anxious)79.66819.940
stoic (not hypochondriac)79.69221.130
orderly (not chaotic)79.521422.251
curious (not apathetic)79.518621.837
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)79.513520.742
altruistic (not selfish)79.420017.147
profound (not ironic)79.23521.057
valedictorian (not drop out)79.240625.852
master (not apprentice)78.940025.467
white knight (not bad boy)78.823618.744
opinionated (not jealous)78.723914.133
introvert (not extrovert)78.610120.456
open-minded (not close-minded)78.514223.746
still (not twitchy)78.46525.742
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.424725.340
factual (not exaggerating)78.414924.636
analysis (not common sense)78.315719.138
modest (not flamboyant)78.216124.576
straight (not queer)78.150724.154
🤐 (not 😜)78.013523.053
humble (not arrogant)77.914722.429
🎨 (not 🏀)77.738520.851
nerd (not jock)77.736422.947
pacifist (not ferocious)77.69918.543
warm (not quarrelsome)77.414317.958
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)77.239523.265
good-cook (not bad-cook)77.19721.831
distant (not touchy-feely)77.121920.126
leisurely (not hurried)77.08521.862
beautiful (not ugly)77.068019.454
sober (not indulgent)76.88725.350
charismatic (not uninspiring)76.650325.756
sensible (not ludicrous)76.525526.243
stoic (not expressive)76.411527.056
mysterious (not unambiguous)76.317824.142
complicated (not simple)76.337826.737
empath (not psychopath)76.138021.747
logical (not emotional)76.016416.865
good-humored (not angry)76.029022.253
disarming (not creepy)76.034418.635
rock (not rap)76.046821.138
wooden (not plastic)75.625325.931
vintage (not trendy)75.542621.139
chill (not offended)75.410724.749
frank (not sugarcoated)75.346219.220
smooth (not rough)75.213523.665
haunted (not blissful)75.140221.242
wholesome (not salacious)75.031117.243
minimalist (not pack rat)75.010621.545
complimentary (not insulting)74.625219.143
genuine (not sarcastic)74.423224.757
shy (not playful)74.35720.950
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)74.338725.433
stable (not moody)74.27324.445
pure (not debased)74.226723.644
deviant (not average)74.138225.040
existentialist (not nihilist)74.09122.745
enlightened (not lost)74.016124.563
giving (not receiving)74.036825.024
thrifty (not extravagant)73.916330.636
demure (not vain)73.713522.852
indie (not pop)73.729223.526
hoarder (not unprepared)73.617421.835
vanilla (not kinky)73.521223.849
angelic (not demonic)73.533119.353
outsider (not insider)73.519425.449
😇 (not 😈)73.529723.244
English (not German)73.558425.854
spelunker (not claustrophobic)73.419225.660
accepting (not judgemental)73.322528.549
compersive (not jealous)73.116427.440
manicured (not scruffy)72.961321.338
🧗 (not 🛌)72.545226.146
rebellious (not obedient)72.353225.449
masculine (not feminine)72.257121.750
confident (not insecure)72.159025.945
rational (not whimsical)72.040629.743
👽 (not 🤡)72.020119.250
reclusive (not social)71.923221.060
😊 (not 🤣)71.932622.350
serious (not playful)71.752024.739
gendered (not androgynous)71.493625.439
pro (not noob)71.472126.547
methodical (not astonishing)71.434928.270
refined (not rugged)71.243626.457
guarded (not open)70.968125.254
cultured (not rustic)70.939428.229
tall (not short)70.841126.439
prestigious (not disreputable)70.846525.336
never cries (not often crying)70.842426.531
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)70.648224.740
musical (not off-key)70.617926.141
frugal (not lavish)70.432323.942
cooperative (not competitive)70.319528.931
mighty (not puny)70.262323.856
thick-skinned (not sensitive)69.832630.054
📈 (not 📉)69.833327.238
concise (not long-winded)69.820230.130
no-nonsense (not dramatic)69.728028.336
sage (not whippersnapper)69.717327.247
feminist (not sexist)69.565518.242
prideful (not envious)69.462424.439
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.364521.052
sane (not crazy)69.230926.138
fixable (not unfixable)69.134028.843
quirky (not predictable)69.128730.020
one-faced (not two-faced)69.062431.855
queen (not princess)69.057024.923
proper (not scandalous)68.938026.052
ambitious (not realistic)68.747830.451
consistent (not variable)68.342729.454
resistant (not resigned)68.264331.353
proactive (not reactive)68.111633.819
ranged (not melee)67.918923.940
tailor (not blacksmith)67.953428.959
street-smart (not sheltered)67.861828.754
high standards (not desperate)67.854432.769
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.636225.641
gracious (not feisty)67.611927.163
gatherer (not hunter)67.637830.647
romantic (not dispassionate)67.566024.568
grateful (not entitled)67.537828.143
individualist (not communal)67.349228.660
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.266930.263
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.139930.031
emancipated (not enslaved)67.060733.441
subdued (not exuberant)66.918527.543
deep (not epic)66.917330.840
child free (not pronatalist)66.852929.555
obsessed (not aloof)66.653226.232
🐮 (not 🐷)66.421928.523
water (not fire)66.327330.847
objective (not subjective)66.118732.935
French (not Russian)66.041527.142
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.960824.140
slow-talking (not fast-talking)65.918726.742
timid (not cocky)65.916923.036
devout (not heathen)65.840327.837
unassuming (not pretentious)65.821331.342
prudish (not flirtatious)65.831021.321
direct (not roundabout)65.773831.954
summer (not winter)65.746933.128
🥾 (not 👟)65.638628.041
dramatic (not comedic)65.474023.254
realistic (not fantastical)65.454829.652
young (not old)65.372222.552
sweet (not bitter)65.347524.048
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)65.330427.241
meek (not bossy)65.222620.151
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)65.276529.448
chortling (not giggling)65.259624.350
night owl (not morning lark)65.159430.362
traumatized (not flourishing)65.062926.351
emotional (not unemotional)64.978227.727
arcane (not mainstream)64.946928.044
chaste (not lustful)64.828825.340
washed (not muddy)64.861431.529
😏 (not 😬)64.746927.453
vegan (not cannibal)64.645523.453
🧐 (not 😎)64.638631.147
outlaw (not sheriff)64.554225.849
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.960127.230
armoured (not vulnerable)63.667727.761
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.455328.036
fast (not slow)63.282729.031
unorthodox (not traditional)63.158928.346
liberal (not conservative)62.964828.951
machiavellian (not transparent)62.747231.126
scientific (not artistic)62.659231.656
chic (not cheesy)62.641329.829
metaphorical (not literal)62.520827.947
sad (not happy)62.566124.548
utilitarian (not decorative)62.568927.242
thin (not thick)62.461625.149
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.469630.061
warm (not cold)62.261323.453
backdoor (not official)62.255427.357
fresh (not stinky)62.184926.336
technophile (not luddite)62.040924.726
earth (not air)62.071533.453
cynical (not gullible)61.874628.329
bright (not depressed)61.750927.248
monotone (not expressive)61.729030.024
scholarly (not crafty)61.440531.454
bashful (not exhibitionist)61.223432.151
philosophical (not real)61.020131.456
relaxed (not tense)60.819330.950
flexible (not rigid)60.837927.651
presidential (not folksy)60.863330.049
unlucky (not fortunate)60.651532.445
forgiving (not vengeful)60.657229.456
intense (not lighthearted)60.689230.951
varied (not repetitive)60.422532.251
captain (not first-mate)60.263431.536
Coke (not Pepsi)60.035233.842
sorrowful (not cheery)59.973122.147
freelance (not corporate)59.971833.044
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.959029.437
🤔 (not 🤫)59.863932.638
radical (not centrist)59.755431.433
remote (not involved)59.515134.642
🧕 (not 💃)59.527827.948
metrosexual (not macho)59.574222.443
flower child (not goth)59.577623.231
vibrant (not geriatric)59.391628.152
love-focused (not money-focused)59.390226.824
oppressed (not privileged)59.135830.047
tight (not loose)59.187327.639
bold (not shy)58.9122431.743
cryptic (not straightforward)58.922632.852
rich (not poor)58.979726.343
opinionated (not neutral)58.9127132.653
regular (not zany)58.839831.338
low self esteem (not narcissistic)58.838022.461
🐘 (not 🐀)58.656529.639
gloomy (not sunny)58.670628.153
efficient (not overprepared)58.596433.935
industrial (not domestic)58.458128.845
preppy (not punk rock)58.477228.654
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.399126.947
neurotypical (not autistic)58.1114025.937
serious (not bold)58.150031.673
trolling (not triggered)58.128326.839
🥵 (not 🥶)58.160325.537
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.065928.651
funny (not humorless)57.976727.257
mild (not spicy)57.941830.578
imaginative (not practical)57.743031.058
🥰 (not 🙃)57.762431.059
🐿 (not 🦇)57.772827.034
anarchist (not statist)57.654130.645
high-tech (not low-tech)57.561831.648
impartial (not biased)57.314630.151
🐴 (not 🦄)57.272534.938
idealist (not realist)57.057931.363
dorky (not cool)57.057226.756
Greek (not Roman)56.937627.744
tame (not wild)56.850128.151
reliable (not experimental)56.874031.049
work-first (not family-first)56.767928.663
Swedish (not Italian)56.752228.535
demanding (not unchallenging)56.5115328.753
charming (not awkward)56.489529.162
thinker (not doer)56.435035.461
theoretical (not empirical)56.330232.153
hipster (not basic)56.341930.743
🤠 (not 🤑)56.283631.647
stylish (not slovenly)56.190428.340
skeptical (not spiritual)56.0104731.672
🎃 (not 💀)56.061231.439
factual (not poetic)55.978030.257
builder (not explorer)55.864733.850
💝 (not 💔)55.769435.839
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.533232.041
soft (not hard)55.459526.346
dog person (not cat person)55.368233.941
transient (not permanent)55.147529.829
contrarian (not yes-man)55.189031.826
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)54.972633.663
dominant (not submissive)54.8100925.857
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.862829.646
innocent (not jaded)54.840826.829
urban (not rural)54.7106226.836
abstract (not concrete)54.752031.563
atheist (not theist)54.687329.557
classical (not avant-garde)54.580131.051
weird (not normal)54.489127.247
miserable (not joyful)54.487425.351
trusting (not charming)54.360330.351
politically correct (not edgy)54.357928.045
strict (not lenient)54.281228.748
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.172630.440
paranoid (not naive)53.892128.723
soft (not hard)53.463527.047
brave (not careful)53.397732.960
monastic (not hedonist)53.254725.925
😭 (not 😀)53.271327.268
libertarian (not socialist)53.189731.448
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)53.171333.852
pensive (not serene)53.1130534.032
trusting (not suspicious)53.062829.041
mathematical (not literary)53.054634.549
monochrome (not multicolored)52.774031.253
🐒 (not 🐩)52.768435.729
mischievous (not well behaved)52.690133.555
political (not nonpolitical)52.688931.842
linear (not circular)52.676135.740
asexual (not sexual)52.444628.150
stubborn (not accommodating)52.3119433.749
🏌 (not 🤺)52.032933.374
👻 (not 🤖)51.980730.038
historical (not modern)51.865432.146
🦒 (not 🐐)51.640933.835
worldly (not innocent)51.5112933.461
honorable (not cunning)51.590234.969
orange (not purple)51.575231.449
intimate (not formal)51.577430.851
non-gamer (not gamer)51.598136.840
🥴 (not 🥳)51.490028.945
passive (not assertive)51.340534.146
glad (not mad)51.364130.142
fighter (not lover)51.378532.844
western (not eastern)51.2123135.833
freak (not normie)51.288027.352
picky (not always down)51.196932.222
extreme (not moderate)50.8102930.252
🧢 (not 🎩)50.276533.033
suspicious (not awkward)50.7105129.443
frenzied (not sleepy)50.7140925.663
oxymoron (not tautology)50.3108528.314
beta (not alpha)50.459529.454
dry (not moist)50.582228.445

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. Lucius Fox (0.864)
  2. Lester Freamon (0.859)
  3. Michael Scofield (0.839)
  4. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.832)
  5. Derrial Book (0.81)
  6. Dale Cooper (0.809)
  7. Lucius Fox (0.804)
  8. Arthur (0.802)
  9. El Profesor (0.795)
  10. Alfred Pennyworth (0.79)
  1. The Deep (-0.644)
  2. Arturo Roman (-0.629)
  3. Joey Donner (-0.622)
  4. Zapp Brannigan (-0.62)
  5. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.602)
  6. James Taggart (-0.597)
  7. Prince John (-0.587)
  8. Jonah Ryan (-0.586)
  9. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.585)
  10. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.585)

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: ISTJ (r = 0.69)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.67)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.66)
  4. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.6)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.55)
  6. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.51)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.5)
  8. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.48)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.46)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.43)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.32)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.14)
  13. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.14)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.13)
  15. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.09)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.08)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.06)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.03)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.18)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.2)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.48)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.5)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.57)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.62)


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