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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding Personality Statistics

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. 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)92.6557.943
pro (not noob)92.1729.438
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.0569.558
important (not irrelevant)91.76615.440
treasure (not trash)91.44011.851
reliable (not experimental)91.2108.958
competent (not incompetent)91.012111.552
street-smart (not sheltered)89.67917.747
loyal (not traitorous)89.324616.661
reasonable (not deranged)89.31710.749
egalitarian (not racist)89.312112.164
oppressed (not privileged)89.21614.758
introspective (not not introspective)89.0812.752
human (not animalistic)88.84411.447
soulful (not soulless)88.511315.559
resourceful (not helpless)88.219917.056
inspiring (not cringeworthy)88.12810.048
believable (not poorly-written)87.63013.053
sturdy (not flimsy)87.58812.359
masculine (not feminine)87.321211.158
alert (not oblivious)87.210212.847
calm (not anxious)86.81715.345
mature (not juvenile)86.89019.360
reassuring (not fearmongering)86.72810.625
loveable (not punchable)86.67216.054
stable (not moody)86.6610.639
down2earth (not head@clouds)86.13717.045
🌟 (not 💩)85.916816.448
deep (not shallow)85.94113.869
charming (not awkward)85.810610.541
coordinated (not clumsy)85.820011.342
cool (not dorky)85.86511.545
wise (not foolish)85.77815.473
English (not German)85.76718.744
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.617518.034
intellectual (not physical)85.517117.050
kind (not cruel)85.425612.048
one-faced (not two-faced)85.312817.856
empath (not psychopath)84.911915.339
patient (not impatient)84.73516.032
tasteful (not lewd)84.56213.639
vintage (not trendy)84.511518.041
interesting (not tiresome)84.112815.550
diligent (not lazy)84.056210.639
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.011213.749
disarming (not creepy)83.67212.048
cautious (not impulsive)83.55310.647
badass (not weakass)83.340217.033
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)83.28723.542
self-disciplined (not disorganized)82.937118.241
heroic (not villainous)82.734717.757
never cries (not often crying)82.715518.837
sensible (not ludicrous)82.69012.046
still (not twitchy)82.43517.760
frank (not sugarcoated)82.324415.435
civilized (not barbaric)82.326215.150
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)82.328219.056
wooden (not plastic)82.27815.540
high IQ (not low IQ)82.149014.457
efficient (not overprepared)82.13315.957
fixable (not unfixable)82.11615.943
attentive (not interrupting)82.15518.548
legit (not scrub)81.922017.234
confidential (not gossiping)81.726620.263
clean (not perverted)81.725419.152
giving (not receiving)81.716015.416
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.621318.451
good-humored (not angry)81.516416.860
queen (not princess)81.523720.124
tall (not short)81.215115.541
leisurely (not hurried)81.14414.062
consistent (not variable)81.18620.147
nurturing (not poisonous)81.021712.549
respectful (not rude)80.921416.353
gendered (not androgynous)80.944717.938
devoted (not unfaithful)80.657119.324
poor (not rich)80.58519.848
realistic (not ambitious)80.32419.845
equitable (not hypocritical)80.06717.257
pointed (not random)79.937821.838
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)79.817723.240
grateful (not entitled)79.812318.449
master (not apprentice)79.737619.852
self-improving (not self-destructive)79.76519.353
on-time (not tardy)79.739120.236
compersive (not jealous)79.46118.649
persistent (not quitter)79.487919.850
🥾 (not 👟)79.313720.936
sage (not whippersnapper)79.24528.642
stoic (not hypochondriac)79.29219.630
opinionated (not jealous)79.123314.234
protagonist (not antagonist)78.834423.429
sane (not crazy)78.810418.953
chill (not offended)78.86718.052
no-nonsense (not dramatic)78.610822.342
🧠 (not 💪)78.539818.050
realist (not idealist)78.411619.952
direct (not roundabout)78.331421.944
thick-skinned (not sensitive)78.310722.249
wholesome (not salacious)78.324323.253
angelic (not demonic)78.221718.740
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.137821.927
forgiving (not vengeful)78.017824.842
straight (not queer)78.050022.342
interested (not bored)78.023419.845
altruistic (not selfish)77.922518.262
tactful (not indiscreet)77.916323.847
arcane (not mainstream)77.713922.439
independent (not codependent)77.634621.147
honorable (not cunning)77.622623.249
genius (not dunce)77.633716.555
worldly (not innocent)77.541119.657
generous (not stingy)77.426117.553
mighty (not puny)77.439920.968
complimentary (not insulting)77.418719.028
earth (not air)77.415627.347
modest (not flamboyant)77.318719.267
cooperative (not competitive)77.211920.745
good-cook (not bad-cook)77.29316.743
beautiful (not ugly)77.168022.058
humble (not arrogant)77.115820.752
😏 (not 😬)77.116915.948
confident (not insecure)76.645220.460
neurotypical (not autistic)76.631117.740
enlightened (not lost)76.611220.552
orderly (not chaotic)76.328821.851
democratic (not authoritarian)76.113124.354
resolute (not wavering)75.930818.347
attractive (not repulsive)75.858118.043
quiet (not loud)75.817518.850
factual (not exaggerating)75.820422.042
freelance (not corporate)75.535526.946
rational (not whimsical)75.230717.746
indie (not pop)75.025020.423
realistic (not fantastical)74.926226.749
outlaw (not sheriff)74.832722.738
old (not young)74.824416.843
warm (not quarrelsome)74.818715.146
normal (not weird)74.68723.451
utilitarian (not decorative)74.625123.247
alpha (not beta)74.451424.360
studious (not goof-off)74.457919.058
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)74.315928.849
guarded (not open)74.257022.455
bold (not shy)74.187420.547
accepting (not judgemental)73.920919.349
open-minded (not close-minded)73.924718.348
🐘 (not 🐀)73.913425.237
unassuming (not pretentious)73.69025.554
😇 (not 😈)73.630321.756
funny (not humorless)73.538420.362
profound (not ironic)73.49727.845
luddite (not technophile)72.612724.420
prideful (not envious)72.646317.050
open to new experinces (not uncreative)72.257822.558
healthy (not sickly)72.159119.351
thrifty (not extravagant)72.120923.537
jaded (not innocent)72.152725.430
go-getter (not slugabed)72.078022.141
precise (not vague)71.946520.352
frugal (not lavish)71.925621.045
armoured (not vulnerable)71.845420.557
neat (not messy)71.455220.250
📈 (not 📉)71.427226.550
eloquent (not unpolished)71.351524.138
historical (not modern)71.326723.349
pacifist (not ferocious)71.218421.447
methodical (not astonishing)71.236224.658
minimalist (not pack rat)71.117925.639
concrete (not abstract)71.129529.038
hoarder (not unprepared)70.926722.140
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.725522.442
poetic (not factual)70.417625.655
chaste (not lustful)70.316421.537
extraordinary (not mundane)70.258425.469
gatherer (not hunter)70.031926.343
active (not slothful)69.987323.545
hard-work (not natural-talent)69.841921.852
warm (not cold)69.745820.153
involved (not remote)69.559628.155
low-tech (not high-tech)69.434130.247
logical (not emotional)69.129426.962
🧢 (not 🎩)68.937531.746
demure (not vain)68.724825.455
🤠 (not 🤑)68.747525.146
cultured (not rustic)68.547624.629
rural (not urban)68.317824.959
devout (not heathen)68.233923.436
liberal (not conservative)68.249322.242
scheduled (not spontaneous)68.057728.655
💝 (not 💔)68.034831.047
classical (not avant-garde)67.936928.338
motivated (not unmotivated)67.9114825.534
bookish (not sporty)67.766727.950
moderate (not extreme)67.618923.343
insider (not outsider)67.619229.554
specialist (not generalist)67.638228.838
slow-talking (not fast-talking)67.515926.852
curious (not apathetic)67.461027.241
suspicious (not awkward)67.363223.754
reasoned (not instinctual)67.224730.544
practical (not imaginative)67.257926.648
🤐 (not 😜)67.137230.248
private (not gregarious)67.055625.658
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.068032.252
normie (not freak)67.029321.647
stoic (not expressive)66.928227.055
common sense (not analysis)66.911829.730
🐴 (not 🦄)66.545034.848
punk rock (not preppy)66.538027.044
deep (not epic)66.517526.840
high standards (not desperate)66.558427.150
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)66.419124.355
family-first (not work-first)66.246925.049
musical (not off-key)66.125326.751
pure (not debased)66.046626.044
tame (not wild)66.030226.968
relaxed (not tense)65.913826.239
secretive (not open-book)65.965027.380
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.826830.345
😊 (not 🤣)65.753927.043
backdoor (not official)65.547131.551
water (not fire)65.428933.444
literary (not mathematical)65.348329.846
cynical (not gullible)65.364527.920
love-focused (not money-focused)65.377127.225
🏌 (not 🤺)65.210529.553
fresh (not stinky)65.077423.833
sweet (not bitter)64.948321.743
thinker (not doer)64.919129.151
permanent (not transient)64.743830.533
workaholic (not slacker)64.799420.458
decisive (not hesitant)64.481929.241
driven (not unambitious)64.1121327.348
lenient (not strict)64.040023.766
dominant (not submissive)63.982922.239
theist (not atheist)63.927628.737
glad (not mad)63.934826.541
macho (not metrosexual)63.933123.555
vibrant (not geriatric)63.976226.552
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.841529.151
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.849030.739
proper (not scandalous)63.750629.246
smooth (not rough)63.641627.754
👽 (not 🤡)63.544323.741
genuine (not sarcastic)63.449527.162
😎 (not 🧐)63.454833.759
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.368625.942
concise (not long-winded)63.136726.637
crafty (not scholarly)62.965531.047
🥰 (not 🙃)62.947331.652
haunted (not blissful)62.880627.867
feminist (not sexist)62.782516.731
unlucky (not fortunate)62.447629.455
prestigious (not disreputable)62.473828.843
chic (not cheesy)62.441822.423
drop out (not valedictorian)62.337028.761
sober (not indulgent)62.241530.758
OCD (not ADHD)62.276321.032
sorrowful (not cheery)61.968122.343
🐮 (not 🐷)61.844029.029
Coke (not Pepsi)61.726936.239
tautology (not oxymoron)61.712421.115
objective (not subjective)61.630422.038
spelunker (not claustrophobic)61.264028.137
white knight (not bad boy)61.269024.032
flexible (not rigid)61.136525.353
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)61.190029.040
monotone (not expressive)61.131025.725
thick (not thin)61.039324.260
serious (not playful)60.977321.841
Italian (not Swedish)60.854617.939
impartial (not biased)60.79423.863
gracious (not feisty)60.722727.370
romantic (not dispassionate)60.787425.177
chortling (not giggling)60.676329.748
lover (not fighter)60.652527.243
👻 (not 🤖)60.552128.636
first-mate (not captain)60.461133.337
industrial (not domestic)60.449827.736
non-gamer (not gamer)60.474234.239
asexual (not sexual)60.331430.349
paranoid (not naive)60.169524.835
trusting (not suspicious)60.045931.950
child free (not pronatalist)60.078133.639
complicated (not simple)60.087132.444
opinionated (not neutral)60.0124430.354
transparent (not machiavellian)60.051929.729
reserved (not chatty)59.859827.731
distant (not touchy-feely)59.865925.630
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)59.755730.834
circular (not linear)59.638326.548
🧗 (not 🛌)59.578728.545
theoretical (not empirical)59.418632.051
existentialist (not nihilist)59.374127.441
accommodating (not stubborn)59.323728.261
aloof (not obsessed)59.114322.742
scruffy (not manicured)59.046429.249
😀 (not 😭)59.053328.548
trolling (not triggered)59.026625.546
libertarian (not socialist)58.953632.249
purple (not orange)58.849030.649
nonpolitical (not political)58.740927.151
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.651732.339
bossy (not meek)58.599121.743
regular (not zany)58.541127.742
subdued (not exuberant)58.539230.242
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)58.564429.948
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.275724.443
comedic (not dramatic)58.234127.254
builder (not explorer)58.157930.248
vegan (not cannibal)58.161927.051
playful (not shy)58.098925.149
metaphorical (not literal)58.029231.848
contrarian (not yes-man)58.078228.533
spicy (not mild)57.985128.144
bright (not depressed)57.861528.550
French (not Russian)57.874922.041
lighthearted (not intense)57.736023.252
rebellious (not obedient)57.684428.635
deviant (not average)57.582124.254
works hard (not plays hard)57.495025.632
communal (not individualist)57.237428.955
skeptical (not spiritual)57.1102029.955
dog person (not cat person)57.163032.530
hipster (not basic)57.039629.140
resigned (not resistant)56.813129.052
🐩 (not 🐒)56.866931.337
sleepy (not frenzied)56.610122.949
straightforward (not cryptic)56.5102033.062
artistic (not scientific)56.462626.347
ranged (not melee)56.271225.937
trusting (not charming)56.156127.545
🦒 (not 🐐)56.124931.230
pensive (not serene)56.1119131.833
🎃 (not 💀)56.059829.833
🐿 (not 🦇)55.978631.449
washed (not muddy)55.986326.526
hard (not soft)55.879925.949
careful (not brave)55.641129.045
western (not eastern)55.6101730.938
joyful (not miserable)55.549623.751
morning lark (not night owl)55.249131.653
rap (not rock)55.215728.526
proactive (not reactive)55.248832.823
fast (not slow)55.1105828.649
🤫 (not 🤔)55.139030.534
loose (not tight)55.141724.040
vanilla (not kinky)55.066827.140
cocky (not timid)55.0110324.928
flower child (not goth)54.890826.428
well behaved (not mischievous)54.658732.251
varied (not repetitive)54.640226.647
emotional (not unemotional)54.6104025.124
prudish (not flirtatious)54.559925.224
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)54.367629.039
sad (not happy)54.289222.641
serious (not bold)54.161731.056
statist (not anarchist)54.074024.544
🥳 (not 🥴)54.054924.048
creative (not conventional)53.877329.751
low self esteem (not narcissistic)53.849122.160
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)53.791635.023
social (not reclusive)53.583530.265
monastic (not hedonist)53.552627.826
Greek (not Roman)53.555927.133
summer (not winter)53.476330.329
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.346025.634
politically correct (not edgy)53.260829.255
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.246028.029
everyman (not chosen one)53.063432.725
unorthodox (not traditional)52.984730.939
intimate (not formal)52.774728.555
always down (not picky)52.652130.620
refined (not rugged)52.587428.065
centrist (not radical)52.561832.826
philosophical (not real)52.439836.745
assertive (not passive)52.2115726.545
hard (not soft)52.187723.150
quirky (not predictable)52.079226.931
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.973724.742
extrovert (not introvert)51.891829.659
unchallenging (not demanding)51.730328.052
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)51.445527.843
sunny (not gloomy)51.467823.660
moist (not dry)51.473226.444
multicolored (not monochrome)51.276432.531
🏀 (not 🎨)51.261331.242
nerd (not jock)51.191626.549
slovenly (not stylish)51.155029.032
enslaved (not emancipated)51.039428.536
🧕 (not 💃)51.050327.543
folksy (not presidential)51.070531.342
flourishing (not traumatized)50.153929.248
businesslike (not chivalrous)50.183734.349
unpatriotic (not patriotic)50.237926.838
underachiever (not overachiever)50.832826.946
blacksmith (not tailor)50.359531.840
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.452227.646
🥶 (not 🥵)50.470527.137

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 (0.833)
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.833)
  3. Derrial Book (0.829)
  4. Hakoda (0.827)
  5. Davos Seaworth (0.817)
  6. Alfred Pennyworth (0.808)
  7. Lucius Fox (0.797)
  8. William Somerset (0.791)
  9. Marmee March (0.788)
  10. Andy Dufresne (0.783)
  1. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.694)
  2. Arturo Roman (-0.669)
  3. Prince John (-0.668)
  4. Jonah Ryan (-0.661)
  5. The Deep (-0.657)
  6. James Taggart (-0.647)
  7. Topper (-0.615)
  8. Joey Donner (-0.613)
  9. Lisa (-0.613)
  10. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.613)

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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