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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
motivated (not unmotivated)95.2417.629
perceptive (not unobservant)94.8227.845
high IQ (not low IQ)94.5697.951
resourceful (not helpless)94.2228.361
persistent (not quitter)94.2679.752
devoted (not unfaithful)93.7409.624
protagonist (not antagonist)93.11210.124
bookish (not sporty)92.45912.363
competent (not incompetent)92.28913.049
genius (not dunce)92.13611.452
driven (not unambitious)91.910615.037
diligent (not lazy)91.816312.548
patient (not impatient)91.8518.348
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.31099.763
studious (not goof-off)91.35113.872
wise (not foolish)91.21913.160
civilized (not barbaric)90.26110.853
confidential (not gossiping)90.25112.259
treasure (not trash)90.16710.854
human (not animalistic)90.01813.944
egalitarian (not racist)90.09411.455
intellectual (not physical)89.98120.643
important (not irrelevant)89.712413.651
neat (not messy)89.07411.148
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.72312.648
knowledgeable (not ignorant)88.614417.548
heroic (not villainous)88.515510.237
🌟 (not 💩)88.510513.937
believable (not poorly-written)88.42212.142
🧠 (not 💪)88.211415.057
loyal (not traitorous)88.029416.153
quiet (not loud)88.02717.948
not genocidal (not genocidal)88.08614.623
soulful (not soulless)87.912913.542
alert (not oblivious)87.69216.955
pointed (not random)87.69211.336
clean (not perverted)87.111212.751
scheduled (not spontaneous)86.99817.956
creative (not conventional)86.57218.761
resolute (not wavering)86.35913.031
interesting (not tiresome)86.18316.154
deep (not shallow)86.04013.361
legit (not scrub)85.411113.839
tactful (not indiscreet)85.23521.843
sturdy (not flimsy)85.213018.540
open to new experinces (not uncreative)85.116911.555
independent (not codependent)85.114621.936
introspective (not not introspective)85.12718.352
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)85.12919.348
attentive (not interrupting)84.92717.938
reassuring (not fearmongering)84.75111.622
coordinated (not clumsy)84.623821.346
precise (not vague)84.510617.842
workaholic (not slacker)84.237919.350
self-improving (not self-destructive)84.21917.746
mature (not juvenile)84.113416.457
active (not slothful)83.831115.646
interested (not bored)83.88213.937
reserved (not chatty)83.79723.444
works hard (not plays hard)83.618419.359
respectful (not rude)83.514617.538
reasoned (not instinctual)83.52218.642
generous (not stingy)83.112717.361
healthy (not sickly)83.020912.942
eloquent (not unpolished)82.819417.842
focused on the future (not focused on the present)82.72720.353
reasonable (not deranged)82.712219.445
secretive (not open-book)82.520518.871
optimistic (not pessimistic)82.39321.155
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.020524.959
loveable (not punchable)82.015919.550
extraordinary (not mundane)81.923324.450
tasteful (not lewd)81.810415.748
private (not gregarious)81.413820.671
stoic (not hypochondriac)81.17320.730
attractive (not repulsive)80.940515.350
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)80.811619.141
modest (not flamboyant)80.412024.375
equitable (not hypocritical)80.46019.454
OCD (not ADHD)80.315522.938
cautious (not impulsive)80.211421.547
valedictorian (not drop out)80.138025.455
straight (not queer)80.042522.253
specialist (not generalist)80.07218.240
kind (not cruel)79.742914.534
orderly (not chaotic)79.621220.647
overachiever (not underachiever)79.645222.158
humble (not arrogant)79.512222.431
democratic (not authoritarian)79.56821.348
go-getter (not slugabed)79.545919.046
factual (not exaggerating)79.513024.039
frank (not sugarcoated)79.532718.819
altruistic (not selfish)79.420117.147
nerd (not jock)79.333222.547
master (not apprentice)79.338725.368
decisive (not hesitant)79.234718.648
on-time (not tardy)79.241526.444
still (not twitchy)78.96126.141
🤐 (not 😜)78.611923.352
introvert (not extrovert)78.610220.556
curious (not apathetic)78.522021.339
open-minded (not close-minded)78.514223.746
analysis (not common sense)78.515219.339
opinionated (not jealous)78.425815.835
badass (not weakass)78.455722.945
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)78.124925.141
profound (not ironic)78.14522.057
stoic (not expressive)77.89426.256
genuine (not sarcastic)77.717523.852
nurturing (not poisonous)77.730116.038
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)77.638421.766
complicated (not simple)77.534526.140
🎨 (not 🏀)77.538521.746
white knight (not bad boy)77.427318.846
warm (not quarrelsome)77.214718.255
charismatic (not uninspiring)77.248625.558
calm (not anxious)77.19223.244
good-cook (not bad-cook)77.19421.831
logical (not emotional)77.014517.464
sensible (not ludicrous)77.023025.945
minimalist (not pack rat)77.07319.040
pacifist (not ferocious)76.910418.445
beautiful (not ugly)76.868819.452
distant (not touchy-feely)76.823219.829
rock (not rap)76.742921.039
empath (not psychopath)76.535719.342
leisurely (not hurried)75.89822.859
wooden (not plastic)75.625925.931
chosen one (not everyman)75.618724.029
sober (not indulgent)75.511326.853
indie (not pop)75.523923.024
wholesome (not salacious)75.430515.742
smooth (not rough)75.213623.466
stable (not moody)74.96925.345
masculine (not feminine)74.751920.648
complimentary (not insulting)74.624819.344
haunted (not blissful)74.642019.841
concise (not long-winded)74.610627.828
pure (not debased)74.525222.647
musical (not off-key)74.412824.041
mysterious (not unambiguous)74.321326.644
good-humored (not angry)74.233322.249
vintage (not trendy)74.247720.042
compersive (not jealous)74.014626.145
thrifty (not extravagant)74.015431.035
disarming (not creepy)73.942920.337
enlightened (not lost)73.916425.263
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)73.940725.432
rational (not whimsical)73.934028.845
rebellious (not obedient)73.749224.350
accepting (not judgemental)73.721428.749
shy (not playful)73.66022.151
manicured (not scruffy)73.660520.038
outsider (not insider)73.518825.950
hoarder (not unprepared)73.517721.234
😇 (not 😈)73.431124.245
angelic (not demonic)73.433919.557
giving (not receiving)73.339025.123
English (not German)73.358725.249
existentialist (not nihilist)73.011222.246
cultured (not rustic)73.033127.528
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.819225.156
guarded (not open)72.762523.554
prestigious (not disreputable)72.540823.937
no-nonsense (not dramatic)72.521727.335
chill (not offended)72.513725.949
refined (not rugged)72.339326.757
vanilla (not kinky)72.323925.349
methodical (not astonishing)72.232528.767
cooperative (not competitive)72.117928.933
demure (not vain)72.116323.546
reclusive (not social)72.122620.154
😊 (not 🤣)72.033422.248
🧗 (not 🛌)72.044625.849
fixable (not unfixable)71.424927.742
rhythmic (not stuttering)71.356620.854
pro (not noob)71.373226.547
serious (not playful)71.254224.542
confident (not insecure)71.161126.143
tall (not short)71.039927.037
👽 (not 🤡)70.822820.151
ambitious (not realistic)70.642029.556
deviant (not average)70.646026.937
gendered (not androgynous)70.695625.339
queen (not princess)70.653323.524
resistant (not resigned)70.553030.854
sage (not whippersnapper)70.215427.849
one-faced (not two-faced)70.258431.655
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)70.148923.842
📈 (not 📉)70.133427.538
thick-skinned (not sensitive)70.032730.549
frugal (not lavish)69.733324.441
obsessed (not aloof)69.642324.432
emancipated (not enslaved)69.450932.236
never cries (not often crying)69.347326.734
mighty (not puny)69.066624.854
proper (not scandalous)69.038626.953
feminist (not sexist)68.967517.938
consistent (not variable)68.840629.156
penny-pincher (not overspender)68.633125.640
unassuming (not pretentious)68.616329.440
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)68.535929.633
child free (not pronatalist)68.447529.151
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.464029.963
grateful (not entitled)68.235827.743
prideful (not envious)68.167824.139
gracious (not feisty)67.812127.561
romantic (not dispassionate)67.864024.569
high standards (not desperate)67.853933.067
individualist (not communal)67.748528.855
gatherer (not hunter)67.437430.249
timid (not cocky)67.415023.438
ranged (not melee)67.220524.342
devout (not heathen)67.036726.038
sane (not crazy)67.035526.938
quirky (not predictable)66.932728.420
😏 (not 😬)66.841629.350
🥾 (not 👟)66.834827.943
subdued (not exuberant)66.718928.043
tailor (not blacksmith)66.458530.657
armoured (not vulnerable)66.262727.058
arcane (not mainstream)66.142427.142
sweet (not bitter)66.145024.342
street-smart (not sheltered)66.166130.251
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.960823.642
🐮 (not 🐷)65.925029.022
chaste (not lustful)65.726524.744
chortling (not giggling)65.757924.049
realistic (not fantastical)65.753530.652
night owl (not morning lark)65.658831.156
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)65.576029.147
washed (not muddy)65.560231.331
meek (not bossy)65.322220.353
French (not Russian)65.343426.947
cynical (not gullible)65.364528.129
🧐 (not 😎)65.137932.750
young (not old)64.973623.155
objective (not subjective)64.920632.734
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.832227.842
direct (not roundabout)64.777732.153
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.652628.739
hard-work (not natural-talent)64.560930.458
dramatic (not comedic)64.476724.554
vegan (not cannibal)64.445823.552
traumatized (not flourishing)64.365125.950
water (not fire)64.130631.343
outlaw (not sheriff)63.955526.347
machiavellian (not transparent)63.844030.228
liberal (not conservative)63.762228.855
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.660626.434
fresh (not stinky)63.581825.732
earth (not air)63.564333.549
unorthodox (not traditional)63.458128.545
proactive (not reactive)63.221134.918
utilitarian (not decorative)63.166327.041
prudish (not flirtatious)63.137424.421
sad (not happy)63.065324.847
industrial (not domestic)63.042228.944
presidential (not folksy)63.057129.850
monotone (not expressive)62.528129.625
love-focused (not money-focused)62.484424.221
warm (not cold)62.360723.552
forgiving (not vengeful)62.252929.554
tight (not loose)62.280828.540
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.124328.445
deep (not epic)62.128433.538
businesslike (not chivalrous)61.754531.334
fast (not slow)61.688029.834
chic (not cheesy)61.644329.927
intense (not lighthearted)61.486330.352
unlucky (not fortunate)61.351132.245
scientific (not artistic)61.162533.152
philosophical (not real)60.721332.554
summer (not winter)60.758435.327
emotional (not unemotional)60.689629.825
metaphorical (not literal)60.523330.246
thin (not thick)60.567626.648
scholarly (not crafty)60.542931.848
gloomy (not sunny)60.465227.551
trolling (not triggered)60.423926.237
flexible (not rigid)60.338827.751
bright (not depressed)60.154827.847
sorrowful (not cheery)60.073223.242
backdoor (not official)60.061727.460
vibrant (not geriatric)60.088928.253
freelance (not corporate)60.071532.545
relaxed (not tense)59.920531.448
rich (not poor)59.977126.244
technophile (not luddite)59.946626.627
Coke (not Pepsi)59.934533.745
radical (not centrist)59.755732.232
remote (not involved)59.615233.540
varied (not repetitive)59.625532.550
oppressed (not privileged)59.635730.546
captain (not first-mate)59.564732.238
🤔 (not 🤫)59.464833.038
bashful (not exhibitionist)59.427432.357
opinionated (not neutral)59.2126332.454
low self esteem (not narcissistic)59.036823.061
efficient (not overprepared)58.894833.738
🐘 (not 🐀)58.754729.938
theoretical (not empirical)58.621231.856
metrosexual (not macho)58.576721.742
serious (not bold)58.449431.472
funny (not humorless)58.475927.657
dog person (not cat person)58.460435.239
cryptic (not straightforward)58.323732.552
patriotic (not unpatriotic)58.398527.046
🧕 (not 💃)58.331229.050
flower child (not goth)58.381424.135
mild (not spicy)58.040930.775
high-tech (not low-tech)58.060632.348
🎃 (not 💀)57.954032.038
🤠 (not 🤑)57.880032.548
Swedish (not Italian)57.847828.037
skeptical (not spiritual)57.7100930.970
urban (not rural)57.796625.935
🐴 (not 🦄)57.771934.639
🥰 (not 🙃)57.663531.258
bold (not shy)57.5126132.741
charming (not awkward)57.387729.569
anarchist (not statist)57.255829.842
preppy (not punk rock)57.281128.854
tame (not wild)57.149528.650
regular (not zany)57.145431.641
Greek (not Roman)57.134828.042
demanding (not unchallenging)57.1113628.854
idealist (not realist)56.957831.863
🐿 (not 🦇)56.874527.135
impartial (not biased)56.715530.248
dorky (not cool)56.757826.257
soft (not hard)56.657625.647
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)56.469428.354
thinker (not doer)56.434636.457
monastic (not hedonist)56.341727.725
innocent (not jaded)56.338328.731
transient (not permanent)56.242329.728
factual (not poetic)56.277730.452
contrarian (not yes-man)56.283632.128
🥵 (not 🥶)56.168326.138
brave (not careful)56.090633.863
🐒 (not 🐩)55.859535.428
imaginative (not practical)55.745532.255
neurotypical (not autistic)55.6121127.637
work-first (not family-first)55.669628.858
classical (not avant-garde)55.478231.051
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.234932.040
builder (not explorer)55.265134.045
mathematical (not literary)55.048835.946
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)55.061630.146
reliable (not experimental)54.977831.249
hipster (not basic)54.845330.845
miserable (not joyful)54.887225.551
🦒 (not 🐐)54.828733.133
honorable (not cunning)54.783334.665
atheist (not theist)54.488229.555
stylish (not slovenly)54.294828.739
politically correct (not edgy)54.258728.349
strict (not lenient)54.181528.648
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.173330.440
asexual (not sexual)54.141227.752
dominant (not submissive)53.8102426.157
soft (not hard)53.763027.049
libertarian (not socialist)53.685231.347
non-gamer (not gamer)53.692337.039
suspicious (not awkward)53.599428.146
🏌 (not 🤺)53.528933.172
paranoid (not naive)53.496028.423
😭 (not 😀)53.269827.565
monochrome (not multicolored)53.172930.450
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)53.176234.859
abstract (not concrete)53.058431.760
💝 (not 💔)53.077136.437
trusting (not suspicious)52.862828.445
trusting (not charming)52.865131.449
accommodating (not stubborn)52.533934.244
weird (not normal)52.293227.149
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)52.272935.050
passive (not assertive)52.138234.247
historical (not modern)52.064331.548
political (not nonpolitical)51.991231.142
pensive (not serene)51.8133633.635
western (not eastern)51.7121335.433
oxymoron (not tautology)51.7100928.913
moist (not dry)51.374128.748
alpha (not beta)51.199429.854
🧢 (not 🎩)51.173733.534
sleepy (not frenzied)51.117125.359
circular (not linear)50.178334.641
well behaved (not mischievous)50.864932.653
extreme (not moderate)50.8103630.353
always down (not picky)50.261832.225
worldly (not innocent)50.3115932.865
intimate (not formal)50.780630.051
🥳 (not 🥴)50.367528.842
fighter (not lover)50.780133.146
purple (not orange)50.680231.450
normie (not freak)50.670327.851
glad (not mad)50.566530.639
👻 (not 🤖)50.584930.338

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 (0.866)
  2. Lester Freamon (0.86)
  3. Michael Scofield (0.844)
  4. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.831)
  5. Derrial Book (0.809)
  6. Lucius Fox (0.809)
  7. Dale Cooper (0.807)
  8. Arthur (0.806)
  9. El Profesor (0.799)
  10. Alfred Pennyworth (0.793)
  1. The Deep (-0.65)
  2. Arturo Roman (-0.629)
  3. Joey Donner (-0.626)
  4. Zapp Brannigan (-0.625)
  5. James Taggart (-0.608)
  6. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.603)
  7. Prince John (-0.595)
  8. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.591)
  9. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.588)
  10. Jonah Ryan (-0.584)

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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