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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)92.5578.345
important (not irrelevant)92.15815.142
pro (not noob)91.7829.539
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.7689.962
treasure (not trash)91.63311.650
reliable (not experimental)90.2199.759
loyal (not traitorous)89.921816.262
competent (not incompetent)89.516712.858
oppressed (not privileged)89.21714.955
egalitarian (not racist)88.814012.367
human (not animalistic)88.74211.348
street-smart (not sheltered)88.79618.045
soulful (not soulless)88.610712.757
introspective (not not introspective)88.41413.055
reasonable (not deranged)88.32110.752
masculine (not feminine)88.018211.054
stable (not moody)87.8310.338
inspiring (not cringeworthy)87.8289.957
resourceful (not helpless)87.821517.360
alert (not oblivious)87.88012.450
sturdy (not flimsy)87.58912.356
loveable (not punchable)87.16115.658
believable (not poorly-written)87.13913.153
reassuring (not fearmongering)87.03010.626
mature (not juvenile)86.78618.561
charismatic (not uninspiring)86.116418.234
down2earth (not head@clouds)86.04017.245
deep (not shallow)86.03613.969
🌟 (not 💩)85.917215.047
empath (not psychopath)85.99413.138
English (not German)85.86518.744
one-faced (not two-faced)85.810717.958
wise (not foolish)85.67715.477
intellectual (not physical)85.417117.155
calm (not anxious)85.42415.843
kind (not cruel)85.324811.951
coordinated (not clumsy)85.321711.245
charming (not awkward)85.111613.045
interesting (not tiresome)85.19915.351
patient (not impatient)84.93515.634
diligent (not lazy)84.753510.238
vintage (not trendy)84.710517.439
cool (not dorky)84.68514.048
badass (not weakass)84.536716.932
rhythmic (not stuttering)84.49813.252
heroic (not villainous)84.229316.953
disarming (not creepy)83.57312.446
self-disciplined (not disorganized)83.336617.645
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)83.38623.543
civilized (not barbaric)83.125014.650
efficient (not overprepared)82.92816.352
sensible (not ludicrous)82.88811.854
tasteful (not lewd)82.68713.643
cautious (not impulsive)82.66710.844
attentive (not interrupting)82.65117.148
fixable (not unfixable)82.51715.843
high IQ (not low IQ)82.249014.163
still (not twitchy)81.73717.760
clean (not perverted)81.725619.450
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.621818.650
master (not apprentice)81.632018.954
nurturing (not poisonous)81.620211.847
respectful (not rude)81.420116.158
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)81.430220.159
wooden (not plastic)81.49415.641
devoted (not unfaithful)81.154118.028
gendered (not androgynous)80.946418.436
tall (not short)80.816016.341
consistent (not variable)80.89319.145
compersive (not jealous)80.75317.645
equitable (not hypocritical)80.56316.159
frank (not sugarcoated)80.528917.335
never cries (not often crying)80.120522.032
not genocidal (not genocidal)80.130521.429
pointed (not random)79.937721.838
leisurely (not hurried)79.95615.166
legit (not scrub)79.928018.735
on-time (not tardy)79.939619.937
good-humored (not angry)79.820119.360
confidential (not gossiping)79.832022.166
persistent (not quitter)79.787419.251
realistic (not ambitious)79.62720.142
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)79.518223.241
🧠 (not 💪)79.435816.850
queen (not princess)79.228222.225
self-improving (not self-destructive)79.17421.357
grateful (not entitled)79.113318.547
chill (not offended)78.86717.051
no-nonsense (not dramatic)78.710521.945
opinionated (not jealous)78.624613.935
thick-skinned (not sensitive)78.511422.551
stoic (not hypochondriac)78.510919.032
sane (not crazy)78.410519.754
mighty (not puny)78.336619.968
independent (not codependent)78.333020.651
realist (not idealist)78.311419.653
altruistic (not selfish)78.222416.560
sage (not whippersnapper)78.25329.546
🥾 (not 👟)78.115424.437
humble (not arrogant)78.113918.853
protagonist (not antagonist)78.037122.331
enlightened (not lost)77.99320.854
wholesome (not salacious)77.824823.153
cooperative (not competitive)77.611619.745
modest (not flamboyant)77.518218.965
angelic (not demonic)77.523119.536
freelance (not corporate)77.431425.747
generous (not stingy)77.425217.553
quiet (not loud)77.315018.752
tactful (not indiscreet)77.317024.944
neurotypical (not autistic)77.227217.544
interested (not bored)77.227519.249
forgiving (not vengeful)77.119925.544
arcane (not mainstream)77.114622.139
factual (not exaggerating)77.117521.642
confident (not insecure)77.043320.758
good-cook (not bad-cook)77.09917.047
democratic (not authoritarian)76.910822.453
direct (not roundabout)76.539023.544
poor (not rich)76.413325.343
orderly (not chaotic)76.329422.150
straight (not queer)76.356622.941
honorable (not cunning)76.325523.451
genius (not dunce)76.337917.558
worldly (not innocent)76.245220.957
resolute (not wavering)76.230618.546
beautiful (not ugly)76.169623.256
alpha (not beta)75.946923.162
old (not young)75.523216.846
earth (not air)74.922428.746
attractive (not repulsive)74.860818.944
😏 (not 😬)74.821819.249
utilitarian (not decorative)74.626123.245
bold (not shy)74.685920.748
pacifist (not ferocious)74.514818.044
warm (not quarrelsome)74.519615.548
outlaw (not sheriff)74.533921.937
indie (not pop)74.227321.625
studious (not goof-off)74.158618.558
jaded (not innocent)73.846422.132
accepting (not judgemental)73.721619.050
funny (not humorless)73.537420.766
armoured (not vulnerable)73.539819.259
prideful (not envious)73.442216.453
open-minded (not close-minded)73.426818.446
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)73.317929.150
complimentary (not insulting)73.228724.129
😇 (not 😈)73.130620.860
profound (not ironic)73.110227.648
normal (not weird)73.011524.352
rational (not whimsical)73.036121.550
guarded (not open)73.061522.757
realistic (not fantastical)73.032527.547
unassuming (not pretentious)72.710325.653
📈 (not 📉)72.521625.650
thrifty (not extravagant)72.420723.338
historical (not modern)72.224723.351
giving (not receiving)72.141324.721
🐘 (not 🐀)71.918924.836
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.759322.358
neat (not messy)71.754119.653
precise (not vague)71.647121.156
frugal (not lavish)71.527921.045
minimalist (not pack rat)71.517825.536
go-getter (not slugabed)71.481422.140
hoarder (not unprepared)71.126322.837
logical (not emotional)71.025125.762
healthy (not sickly)71.062918.950
chaste (not lustful)70.916021.440
luddite (not technophile)70.916124.319
warm (not cold)70.842719.351
gatherer (not hunter)70.830826.044
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.526322.744
extraordinary (not mundane)70.357725.871
methodical (not astonishing)70.039525.861
active (not slothful)69.788223.345
hard-work (not natural-talent)69.642921.653
cultured (not rustic)69.643222.727
demure (not vain)69.522724.059
poetic (not factual)69.519726.154
eloquent (not unpolished)69.257524.335
devout (not heathen)68.932022.835
😊 (not 🤣)68.744826.647
low-tech (not high-tech)68.636730.646
concrete (not abstract)68.536630.040
motivated (not unmotivated)68.5113924.031
reasoned (not instinctual)68.322329.047
moderate (not extreme)68.218323.045
permanent (not transient)68.132628.035
involved (not remote)68.165927.956
bookish (not sporty)68.065526.956
slow-talking (not fast-talking)68.014426.950
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.957628.655
suspicious (not awkward)67.861723.855
fresh (not stinky)67.770924.331
liberal (not conservative)67.650822.043
🤠 (not 🤑)67.650025.347
classical (not avant-garde)67.538827.741
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.424428.747
normie (not freak)67.228321.348
stoic (not expressive)67.127426.749
private (not gregarious)67.154725.260
deep (not epic)67.016827.837
curious (not apathetic)66.963227.243
rural (not urban)66.920125.259
punk rock (not preppy)66.937225.441
high standards (not desperate)66.956526.552
pure (not debased)66.844825.349
tame (not wild)66.829026.469
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.769132.654
🧢 (not 🎩)66.742231.747
🐴 (not 🦄)66.544834.250
proper (not scandalous)66.444127.644
insider (not outsider)66.422030.554
secretive (not open-book)66.463326.681
workaholic (not slacker)66.395720.361
relaxed (not tense)66.113426.040
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)66.021425.459
love-focused (not money-focused)66.074526.020
family-first (not work-first)65.747924.549
macho (not metrosexual)65.730023.357
practical (not imaginative)65.663025.651
🏌 (not 🤺)65.610330.054
water (not fire)65.528533.044
decisive (not hesitant)65.478828.544
cynical (not gullible)65.463429.122
mysterious (not unambiguous)65.438228.549
musical (not off-key)65.427126.949
backdoor (not official)65.248430.949
🤐 (not 😜)64.844729.252
thinker (not doer)64.819230.050
concise (not long-winded)64.731725.931
glad (not mad)64.633127.239
specialist (not generalist)64.549930.741
literary (not mathematical)64.351829.344
smooth (not rough)64.140627.755
haunted (not blissful)64.176326.465
lenient (not strict)64.140323.366
common sense (not analysis)64.017930.331
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.849930.939
theist (not atheist)63.728728.336
🥰 (not 🙃)63.544531.255
👽 (not 🤡)63.546024.042
chic (not cheesy)63.538722.223
driven (not unambitious)63.3123727.850
trusting (not suspicious)63.238131.950
💝 (not 💔)63.246332.451
dominant (not submissive)63.183522.135
feminist (not sexist)62.981716.532
vegan (not cannibal)62.850526.151
unlucky (not fortunate)62.746029.151
genuine (not sarcastic)62.751627.462
vibrant (not geriatric)62.681726.551
prestigious (not disreputable)62.572828.843
monotone (not expressive)62.528225.227
Coke (not Pepsi)62.326235.639
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.174327.241
cocky (not timid)62.192221.923
sorrowful (not cheery)62.067422.045
purple (not orange)62.037629.951
🐮 (not 🐷)62.043229.030
OCD (not ADHD)62.075621.430
sweet (not bitter)61.855323.051
sober (not indulgent)61.642430.459
flexible (not rigid)61.635625.052
😎 (not 🧐)61.658333.261
chortling (not giggling)61.473029.549
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.350030.836
Italian (not Swedish)61.253618.239
romantic (not dispassionate)61.285425.178
serious (not playful)61.176622.146
circular (not linear)61.133924.649
white knight (not bad boy)61.170224.334
drop out (not valedictorian)60.938329.063
👻 (not 🤖)60.951227.938
opinionated (not neutral)60.9121829.857
tautology (not oxymoron)60.913520.615
impartial (not biased)60.810424.362
thick (not thin)60.839724.660
paranoid (not naive)60.669423.634
reserved (not chatty)60.557927.632
bright (not depressed)60.554228.547
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)60.592129.642
proactive (not reactive)60.230030.525
objective (not subjective)60.133822.840
child free (not pronatalist)59.978233.142
ranged (not melee)59.951225.938
lover (not fighter)59.853426.845
😀 (not 😭)59.751227.749
French (not Russian)59.668422.844
works hard (not plays hard)59.588325.036
spelunker (not claustrophobic)59.571227.538
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)59.472923.838
first-mate (not captain)59.463033.837
existentialist (not nihilist)59.472428.239
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)59.461029.750
playful (not shy)59.395625.551
distant (not touchy-feely)59.365026.129
flower child (not goth)59.278823.325
transparent (not machiavellian)59.153529.828
nonpolitical (not political)58.941227.848
non-gamer (not gamer)58.878135.842
🦒 (not 🐐)58.718430.031
accommodating (not stubborn)58.725328.163
gracious (not feisty)58.626927.877
western (not eastern)58.682431.438
asexual (not sexual)58.634031.046
theoretical (not empirical)58.521632.253
comedic (not dramatic)58.532427.254
industrial (not domestic)58.458128.834
regular (not zany)58.241328.140
subdued (not exuberant)58.141329.844
emotional (not unemotional)58.097422.423
aloof (not obsessed)57.918023.143
crafty (not scholarly)57.977932.450
hipster (not basic)57.837427.738
artistic (not scientific)57.660126.153
🧗 (not 🛌)57.685628.144
libertarian (not socialist)57.561932.850
morning lark (not night owl)57.343831.354
scruffy (not manicured)57.348429.248
lighthearted (not intense)57.336723.257
builder (not explorer)57.161230.449
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.059533.046
sleepy (not frenzied)57.09222.649
trolling (not triggered)57.030725.545
dog person (not cat person)57.064033.326
complicated (not simple)56.994132.442
joyful (not miserable)56.947124.350
prudish (not flirtatious)56.953425.926
contrarian (not yes-man)56.883927.532
deviant (not average)56.784024.058
bossy (not meek)56.6102722.143
summer (not winter)56.568528.928
communal (not individualist)56.440929.252
resigned (not resistant)56.114429.649
🎃 (not 💀)56.160929.731
metaphorical (not literal)55.935832.151
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)55.885134.520
skeptical (not spiritual)55.4106930.158
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)55.440127.149
trusting (not charming)55.357728.247
vanilla (not kinky)55.266927.739
🐩 (not 🐒)55.271130.940
rap (not rock)55.016029.325
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.733128.427
statist (not anarchist)54.773024.941
straightforward (not cryptic)54.6109133.362
rebellious (not obedient)54.690727.534
hard (not soft)54.682626.056
loose (not tight)54.543123.246
pensive (not serene)54.5125232.734
spicy (not mild)54.493028.549
varied (not repetitive)54.442226.449
well behaved (not mischievous)54.358532.052
social (not reclusive)54.381030.465
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)54.368629.039
low self esteem (not narcissistic)54.348222.359
fast (not slow)54.2108228.353
refined (not rugged)54.084028.365
careful (not brave)54.044529.246
serious (not bold)54.060930.359
🤫 (not 🤔)53.843829.737
multicolored (not monochrome)53.769832.032
creative (not conventional)53.578930.553
monastic (not hedonist)53.553127.826
Greek (not Roman)53.457027.233
assertive (not passive)53.3113625.845
lowbrow (not highbrow)52.846926.335
🥵 (not 🥶)52.880926.037
washed (not muddy)52.895926.529
🐿 (not 🦇)52.786231.053
always down (not picky)52.751229.822
emancipated (not enslaved)52.5113027.435
intimate (not formal)52.575128.254
radical (not centrist)52.483732.527
🥳 (not 🥴)52.360924.047
politically correct (not edgy)52.262728.752
slovenly (not stylish)52.153029.336
unorthodox (not traditional)52.186329.740
underachiever (not overachiever)52.130826.944
sad (not happy)51.995922.142
hard (not soft)51.889023.249
dry (not moist)51.678425.945
traumatized (not flourishing)51.4104229.246
nerd (not jock)51.391427.247
philosophical (not real)51.344535.449
unchallenging (not demanding)51.330928.351
extrovert (not introvert)51.293329.559
pessimistic (not optimistic)51.180524.439
chosen one (not everyman)51.088430.722
unpatriotic (not patriotic)50.137026.738
🧕 (not 💃)50.950826.645
presidential (not folksy)50.188531.542
gloomy (not sunny)50.889623.266
blacksmith (not tailor)50.758331.942
bashful (not exhibitionist)50.751428.444
businesslike (not chivalrous)50.781635.547
🎨 (not 🏀)50.597231.946
predictable (not quirky)50.576227.033

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 (0.841)
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.838)
  3. Derrial Book (0.834)
  4. Hakoda (0.825)
  5. Davos Seaworth (0.819)
  6. Alfred Pennyworth (0.811)
  7. Lucius Fox (0.804)
  8. William Somerset (0.795)
  9. Marmee March (0.791)
  10. Andy Dufresne (0.786)
  1. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.695)
  2. Arturo Roman (-0.666)
  3. The Deep (-0.665)
  4. Prince John (-0.664)
  5. Jonah Ryan (-0.661)
  6. James Taggart (-0.632)
  7. Lisa (-0.623)
  8. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.613)
  9. Joey Donner (-0.612)
  10. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.612)

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: INTJ (r = 0.42)
  2. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.32)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.28)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.26)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.24)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.2)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.18)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.13)
  9. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.07)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.03)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.03)
  12. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.01)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.0)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.05)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.09)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.12)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.16)
  18. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.21)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.24)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.26)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.27)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.27)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.31)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.31)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.31)


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