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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding 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. 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
perceptive (not unobservant)92.6617.948
important (not irrelevant)91.88914.943
pro (not noob)91.51159.342
competent (not incompetent)91.413411.455
treasure (not trash)91.35411.556
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.38410.661
reliable (not experimental)91.2128.962
street-smart (not sheltered)90.76317.053
loyal (not traitorous)90.025316.265
introspective (not not introspective)89.61012.458
egalitarian (not racist)89.613811.970
human (not animalistic)89.24311.349
reasonable (not deranged)89.22310.750
oppressed (not privileged)89.11914.659
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.7289.954
soulful (not soulless)88.613915.163
resourceful (not helpless)88.222617.056
masculine (not feminine)87.523711.159
believable (not poorly-written)87.34313.159
sturdy (not flimsy)87.111412.263
stable (not moody)87.0910.740
🌟 (not 💩)86.720516.154
calm (not anxious)86.62315.047
mature (not juvenile)86.512619.062
wise (not foolish)86.48315.179
alert (not oblivious)86.213814.251
cool (not dorky)86.17812.249
charming (not awkward)86.010610.144
charismatic (not uninspiring)86.019117.737
coordinated (not clumsy)85.825111.243
loveable (not punchable)85.89218.960
vintage (not trendy)85.410817.545
kind (not cruel)85.332111.950
deep (not shallow)85.25715.070
reassuring (not fearmongering)85.05611.529
down2earth (not head@clouds)84.96417.848
interesting (not tiresome)84.813015.353
one-faced (not two-faced)84.816717.960
patient (not impatient)84.74315.136
self-disciplined (not disorganized)84.239817.547
English (not German)84.113221.351
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.013113.653
tasteful (not lewd)83.98113.442
intellectual (not physical)83.825819.155
disarming (not creepy)83.77812.050
diligent (not lazy)83.671910.947
badass (not weakass)83.646616.939
cautious (not impulsive)83.66310.449
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)83.58823.144
empath (not psychopath)83.416917.043
legit (not scrub)83.319517.237
sensible (not ludicrous)83.29111.953
still (not twitchy)83.03617.465
devoted (not unfaithful)82.956316.938
attentive (not interrupting)82.75418.155
never cries (not often crying)82.517517.646
high IQ (not low IQ)82.357614.359
heroic (not villainous)82.245017.560
civilized (not barbaric)82.133914.555
confidential (not gossiping)81.933619.866
clean (not perverted)81.931518.656
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)81.735819.959
leisurely (not hurried)81.64713.966
protagonist (not antagonist)81.633022.435
respectful (not rude)81.624316.455
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.325918.153
nurturing (not poisonous)81.124612.251
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.118721.549
gendered (not androgynous)80.854617.841
queen (not princess)80.728418.931
efficient (not overprepared)80.75416.962
frank (not sugarcoated)80.635518.743
good-humored (not angry)80.622317.664
consistent (not variable)80.511019.659
on-time (not tardy)80.443819.739
realistic (not ambitious)80.23519.546
persistent (not quitter)80.2104619.654
giving (not receiving)80.223014.523
fixable (not unfixable)80.13619.350
compersive (not jealous)79.97118.352
wooden (not plastic)79.913517.646
opinionated (not jealous)79.725114.037
equitable (not hypocritical)79.78717.864
poor (not rich)79.613221.851
no-nonsense (not dramatic)79.611321.348
master (not apprentice)79.645119.361
sane (not crazy)79.611817.963
not genocidal (not genocidal)79.645821.929
self-improving (not self-destructive)79.47919.155
pointed (not random)79.444721.841
stoic (not hypochondriac)79.312518.535
🧠 (not 💪)79.147317.656
grateful (not entitled)79.116419.054
sage (not whippersnapper)79.05727.247
tactful (not indiscreet)78.316623.549
realist (not idealist)78.313419.555
angelic (not demonic)78.227618.342
complimentary (not insulting)78.122318.530
tall (not short)78.026716.672
direct (not roundabout)78.039221.148
chill (not offended)78.09018.354
forgiving (not vengeful)77.923523.847
wholesome (not salacious)77.929523.756
earth (not air)77.915326.352
modest (not flamboyant)77.821418.871
altruistic (not selfish)77.727318.263
arcane (not mainstream)77.716321.543
independent (not codependent)77.642921.252
humble (not arrogant)77.519021.456
mighty (not puny)77.446720.670
🥾 (not 👟)77.420723.340
straight (not queer)77.355923.148
resolute (not wavering)77.333217.952
worldly (not innocent)77.349320.260
thick-skinned (not sensitive)77.115423.453
beautiful (not ugly)77.186121.761
orderly (not chaotic)77.032121.355
genius (not dunce)77.043416.358
neurotypical (not autistic)77.029417.442
enlightened (not lost)77.012120.056
factual (not exaggerating)77.021021.546
honorable (not cunning)76.829623.656
interested (not bored)76.835320.752
confident (not insecure)76.752620.566
good-cook (not bad-cook)76.411618.148
😏 (not 😬)76.324516.150
generous (not stingy)76.335717.557
quiet (not loud)76.124518.857
democratic (not authoritarian)75.916324.957
indie (not pop)75.929319.731
cooperative (not competitive)75.317922.250
old (not young)75.326516.645
rational (not whimsical)75.237117.746
alpha (not beta)75.259224.064
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)75.118828.654
utilitarian (not decorative)75.127822.850
attractive (not repulsive)75.079518.245
studious (not goof-off)74.968418.965
accepting (not judgemental)74.824319.152
😇 (not 😈)74.835121.660
normal (not weird)74.69922.958
freelance (not corporate)74.448827.052
guarded (not open)74.272022.058
realistic (not fantastical)74.135627.052
funny (not humorless)74.044620.166
warm (not quarrelsome)73.725616.850
unassuming (not pretentious)73.412426.158
hoarder (not unprepared)72.924521.347
open-minded (not close-minded)72.938219.649
armoured (not vulnerable)72.850520.062
precise (not vague)72.652120.055
healthy (not sickly)72.471119.053
bold (not shy)72.3112222.451
jaded (not innocent)72.364425.137
frugal (not lavish)72.229820.648
📈 (not 📉)72.131826.352
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.075923.861
gatherer (not hunter)72.033726.047
prideful (not envious)72.058917.352
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.925321.847
🐘 (not 🐀)71.821126.540
historical (not modern)71.731523.251
neat (not messy)71.464820.250
profound (not ironic)71.317029.552
outlaw (not sheriff)71.151525.244
go-getter (not slugabed)70.8106023.046
pacifist (not ferocious)70.625721.349
extraordinary (not mundane)70.572325.272
chaste (not lustful)70.321521.537
🤠 (not 🤑)70.255024.551
methodical (not astonishing)70.246725.062
active (not slothful)70.1111423.047
demure (not vain)69.727925.059
eloquent (not unpolished)69.767425.443
involved (not remote)69.670028.659
devout (not heathen)69.237924.146
liberal (not conservative)69.258522.244
minimalist (not pack rat)69.229826.342
hard-work (not natural-talent)69.251823.761
poetic (not factual)69.126326.158
suspicious (not awkward)69.166422.863
thrifty (not extravagant)69.035826.941
scheduled (not spontaneous)68.666328.457
warm (not cold)68.661020.556
logical (not emotional)68.636727.764
luddite (not technophile)68.524624.525
moderate (not extreme)68.521322.747
bookish (not sporty)68.480727.752
specialist (not generalist)68.444328.939
curious (not apathetic)68.373927.043
practical (not imaginative)68.366526.550
🧢 (not 🎩)68.349532.854
family-first (not work-first)68.054824.455
🐴 (not 🦄)68.053434.451
concrete (not abstract)67.947429.842
private (not gregarious)67.868724.863
cynical (not gullible)67.772325.626
motivated (not unmotivated)67.7146025.339
normie (not freak)67.532622.050
low-tech (not high-tech)67.447730.551
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.250230.544
high standards (not desperate)67.266127.052
🤐 (not 😜)67.148830.248
main character (not side character)67.164628.617
permanent (not transient)67.042030.241
classical (not avant-garde)67.049329.642
💝 (not 💔)66.947932.354
relaxed (not tense)66.816525.445
reasoned (not instinctual)66.831829.949
insider (not outsider)66.824729.160
deep (not epic)66.623626.541
water (not fire)66.636533.247
provincial (not cosmopolitan)66.529630.346
musical (not off-key)66.531726.552
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)66.423424.159
rural (not urban)66.426026.364
sweet (not bitter)66.258321.151
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.281932.758
backdoor (not official)66.155330.959
slow-talking (not fast-talking)66.023027.654
secretive (not open-book)66.080827.181
tame (not wild)65.937226.570
stoic (not expressive)65.937627.459
pure (not debased)65.760926.346
workaholic (not slacker)65.5122120.560
punk rock (not preppy)65.449327.845
dominant (not submissive)65.396822.147
driven (not unambitious)64.5151726.553
cultured (not rustic)64.574426.237
crafty (not scholarly)64.476030.953
concise (not long-winded)64.344025.940
decisive (not hesitant)64.299629.845
lenient (not strict)64.050323.567
😎 (not 🧐)64.067833.563
🐮 (not 🐷)64.045628.233
🏌 (not 🤺)63.914830.259
non-gamer (not gamer)63.979534.946
reserved (not chatty)63.863026.938
😊 (not 🤣)63.880027.946
proper (not scandalous)63.762629.246
literary (not mathematical)63.672130.555
haunted (not blissful)63.696427.271
unlucky (not fortunate)63.556929.258
glad (not mad)63.544825.545
thinker (not doer)63.526229.661
prestigious (not disreputable)63.485627.349
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.284525.249
feminist (not sexist)63.2104716.236
common sense (not analysis)63.223932.438
smooth (not rough)63.156227.856
👽 (not 🤡)63.058223.543
fresh (not stinky)63.0104923.838
drop out (not valedictorian)62.942928.466
🥰 (not 🙃)62.961031.355
OCD (not ADHD)62.788520.434
sober (not indulgent)62.650430.166
mysterious (not unambiguous)62.656029.456
vibrant (not geriatric)62.6100627.559
Coke (not Pepsi)62.629335.541
serious (not playful)62.391022.145
macho (not metrosexual)62.241824.459
spelunker (not claustrophobic)62.173827.739
love-focused (not money-focused)62.0110428.630
sorrowful (not cheery)61.985922.849
existentialist (not nihilist)61.973926.847
genuine (not sarcastic)61.771127.466
objective (not subjective)61.738021.841
flexible (not rigid)61.645424.460
thick (not thin)61.545323.366
Italian (not Swedish)61.561618.340
chortling (not giggling)61.487929.450
impartial (not biased)61.312124.366
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.3112128.741
chic (not cheesy)61.257724.230
romantic (not dispassionate)60.7109425.380
tautology (not oxymoron)60.714423.918
gracious (not feisty)60.630328.173
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)60.667030.236
distant (not touchy-feely)60.678125.638
asexual (not sexual)60.539630.054
works hard (not plays hard)60.4107925.338
complicated (not simple)60.4107732.145
theist (not atheist)60.343829.642
first-mate (not captain)60.274534.345
opinionated (not neutral)60.1153630.157
purple (not orange)59.958830.551
accommodating (not stubborn)59.928928.562
contrarian (not yes-man)59.992927.540
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.859632.041
🧗 (not 🛌)59.7102228.346
French (not Russian)59.685722.346
white knight (not bad boy)59.593326.936
paranoid (not naive)59.588424.838
theoretical (not empirical)59.423732.656
libertarian (not socialist)59.358231.751
nonpolitical (not political)59.351827.352
👻 (not 🤖)59.371728.042
industrial (not domestic)59.266228.239
trusting (not suspicious)59.161832.456
scruffy (not manicured)59.057428.952
😀 (not 😭)59.065028.548
aloof (not obsessed)58.919322.445
trolling (not triggered)58.931925.248
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.895024.444
child free (not pronatalist)58.7104833.444
lover (not fighter)58.773627.550
builder (not explorer)58.665930.351
transparent (not machiavellian)58.669730.638
proactive (not reactive)58.643332.729
ranged (not melee)58.470825.242
communal (not individualist)58.344529.359
bright (not depressed)58.272828.454
dog person (not cat person)58.174131.732
trusting (not charming)58.060327.748
emotional (not unemotional)57.9124726.233
metaphorical (not literal)57.837631.753
circular (not linear)57.855527.055
careful (not brave)57.743529.249
skeptical (not spiritual)57.7125129.560
comedic (not dramatic)57.743226.960
rap (not rock)57.515928.533
resigned (not resistant)57.414329.759
subdued (not exuberant)57.454730.844
hipster (not basic)57.353027.949
vegan (not cannibal)57.386026.654
regular (not zany)57.259728.546
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)57.285930.051
spicy (not mild)57.1109327.747
joyful (not miserable)56.959923.555
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)56.8108035.332
varied (not repetitive)56.744726.252
lighthearted (not intense)56.547423.554
bossy (not meek)56.4126322.546
rebellious (not obedient)56.4110830.138
playful (not shy)56.3126826.953
🐿 (not 🦇)56.396231.350
straightforward (not cryptic)56.2127633.369
monastic (not hedonist)56.254027.629
monotone (not expressive)56.253727.036
deviant (not average)56.0108024.962
🐩 (not 🐒)55.889631.441
🎃 (not 💀)55.875229.434
hard (not soft)55.796526.456
western (not eastern)55.6132230.938
centrist (not radical)55.661932.534
vanilla (not kinky)55.483426.941
summer (not winter)55.487631.736
morning lark (not night owl)55.360031.555
enslaved (not emancipated)55.236930.043
artistic (not scientific)55.083926.351
sleepy (not frenzied)55.015023.956
creative (not conventional)54.894729.553
serious (not bold)54.873830.461
🦒 (not 🐐)54.834831.932
well behaved (not mischievous)54.774132.254
fast (not slow)54.7134928.153
low self esteem (not narcissistic)54.662721.964
social (not reclusive)54.398730.267
cocky (not timid)54.3138026.332
sad (not happy)54.2115422.641
flower child (not goth)54.1117326.032
🥳 (not 🥴)54.068124.048
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.850327.730
tailor (not blacksmith)53.8115431.745
prudish (not flirtatious)53.878524.031
loose (not tight)53.556924.044
everyman (not chosen one)53.575232.528
pensive (not serene)53.2160232.938
predictable (not quirky)53.083527.639
politically correct (not edgy)52.877629.056
hard (not soft)52.8105023.452
🤫 (not 🤔)52.860731.236
refined (not rugged)52.7107928.170
lowbrow (not highbrow)52.757726.540
multicolored (not monochrome)52.788733.132
unchallenging (not demanding)52.637927.955
intimate (not formal)52.596228.160
assertive (not passive)52.4143027.450
Greek (not Roman)52.475927.434
🎨 (not 🏀)52.4117631.146
anarchist (not statist)52.286026.554
flourishing (not traumatized)51.956829.254
unorthodox (not traditional)51.8109931.046
sunny (not gloomy)51.883124.064
washed (not muddy)51.7124025.933
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)51.691428.846
💃 (not 🧕)51.5129927.746
businesslike (not chivalrous)51.398033.853
exhibitionist (not bashful)51.2129127.650
extrovert (not introvert)51.1113228.963
nerd (not jock)51.1114927.055
presidential (not folksy)51.1107131.444
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)50.960227.345
stylish (not slovenly)50.2130527.939
unpatriotic (not patriotic)50.251526.838
dry (not moist)50.2101826.445
underachiever (not overachiever)50.838627.148
always down (not picky)50.278828.329
real (not philosophical)50.7139137.247
🥶 (not 🥵)50.780826.640
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.698825.647

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 Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lester Freamon (0.839)
  2. Derrial Book (0.837)
  3. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.833)
  4. Hakoda (0.822)
  5. Davos Seaworth (0.817)
  6. Alfred Pennyworth (0.81)
  7. Lucius Fox (0.804)
  8. Mother's Milk (0.8)
  9. William Somerset (0.793)
  10. John Bates (0.789)
  1. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.697)
  2. The Deep (-0.678)
  3. Prince John (-0.673)
  4. Arturo Roman (-0.671)
  5. Jonah Ryan (-0.667)
  6. James Taggart (-0.646)
  7. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.62)
  8. Zapp Brannigan (-0.618)
  9. Joey Donner (-0.617)
  10. Topper (-0.617)

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 Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is described identify as.

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


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