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Samuel Norton Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Samuel Norton 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 500 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
militaristic (not hippie)96.397.420
punchable (not loveable)95.1159.051
money-focused (not love-focused)95.01410.740
old-fashioned (not progressive)94.9146.819
entitled (not grateful)94.8228.658
unfriendly (not friendly)94.8138.920
cold (not warm)94.4176.536
villainous (not heroic)94.32010.849
arrogant (not humble)93.9478.551
💩 (not 🌟)93.8610.653
negative (not positive)93.8148.716
privileged (not oppressed)93.53612.464
clinical (not heartfelt)93.4149.023
cruel (not kind)93.12515.738
judgemental (not accepting)93.14212.046
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)92.978.738
😈 (not 😇)92.44211.556
bitter (not sweet)92.23111.748
poisonous (not nurturing)92.24210.547
intense (not lighthearted)92.2509.562
selfish (not altruistic)92.15210.459
smug (not sheepish)92.16012.916
close-minded (not open-minded)91.91218.142
mechanical (not natural)91.999.213
🐷 (not 🐮)91.7414.755
handshakes (not hugs)91.713013.616
uptight (not easy)91.75111.518
demanding (not unchallenging)91.68513.657
flawed (not perfect)91.64810.115
soulless (not soulful)91.21212.856
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)91.12516.121
stingy (not generous)91.02812.847
disturbing (not enchanting)90.9228.612
vengeful (not forgiving)90.78511.143
fearmongering (not reassuring)90.72114.628
demonic (not angelic)90.64211.764
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.55310.440
jaded (not innocent)90.55112.434
annoying (not unannoying)90.53912.313
monochrome (not multicolored)90.41018.544
political (not nonpolitical)90.34114.145
conservative (not liberal)90.31321.766
antagonist (not protagonist)90.31917.846
repulsive (not attractive)90.21414.157
💔 (not 💝)90.21212.048
catty (not supportive)90.14511.720
pretentious (not unassuming)90.12912.259
competitive (not cooperative)89.616514.541
biased (not impartial)89.62116.938
sexist (not feminist)89.63413.047
🙃 (not 🥰)89.61313.144
prudish (not flirtatious)89.5711.728
opinionated (not neutral)89.419213.465
serious (not playful)89.38116.649
humorless (not funny)89.31514.274
salacious (not wholesome)89.33518.736
receiving (not giving)89.35319.737
offended (not chill)89.23813.658
resentful (not euphoric)89.24210.812
non-gamer (not gamer)89.13223.630
flat (not bubbly)88.93320.715
🎩 (not 🧢)88.97518.947
cringeworthy (not inspiring)88.82214.944
dispassionate (not romantic)88.6816.367
proud (not apologetic)88.425124.716
ugly (not beautiful)88.2714.754
hygienic (not gross)88.23348.512
stubborn (not accommodating)88.017916.959
anti-prank (not prankster)87.911020.812
quarrelsome (not warm)87.811617.757
manicured (not scruffy)87.722713.750
narcissistic (not low self esteem)87.711118.864
cunning (not honorable)87.66714.957
rigid (not flexible)87.65516.358
insulting (not complimentary)87.66316.667
bossy (not meek)87.522417.450
on-time (not tardy)87.518416.458
traitorous (not loyal)87.43719.049
💀 (not 🎃)87.44121.041
conformist (not maverick)87.41616.517
hard (not soft)87.48816.550
mad (not glad)87.46116.446
uncreative (not open to new experinces)87.31615.954
🧐 (not 😎)87.22013.460
problematic (not woke)87.210120.315
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.18315.556
cocky (not timid)87.123619.436
guarded (not open)86.918315.148
formal (not intimate)86.84015.362
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)86.87412.913
🤑 (not 🤠)86.65823.348
work-first (not family-first)86.413014.758
hypocritical (not equitable)86.44316.453
harsh (not gentle)86.414911.814
authoritarian (not democratic)86.38827.246
🥴 (not 🥳)86.31113.762
🐴 (not 🦄)86.34324.942
basic (not hipster)86.23016.237
capitalist (not communist)86.212222.517
OCD (not ADHD)86.15019.239
psychopath (not empath)86.011219.347
things-person (not people-person)85.97522.421
tense (not relaxed)85.820416.845
conventional (not creative)85.83717.454
gloomy (not sunny)85.89215.147
assertive (not passive)85.622419.556
concrete (not abstract)85.63120.550
pointed (not random)85.617818.339
strict (not lenient)85.512219.051
🥶 (not 🥵)85.41222.640
businesslike (not chivalrous)85.46424.758
gendered (not androgynous)85.226526.443
tight (not loose)85.210424.348
routine (not innovative)85.26618.915
vain (not demure)85.18623.655
bookish (not sporty)85.031518.050
preppy (not punk rock)84.813822.951
trash (not treasure)84.74027.664
gluttonous (not moderate)84.76621.912
resists change (not likes change)84.714817.718
pessimistic (not optimistic)84.65719.466
debased (not pure)84.413020.660
secretive (not open-book)84.421820.165
entrepreneur (not employee)84.432014.416
angry (not good-humored)84.37715.247
bold (not shy)84.259916.162
creepy (not disarming)84.12823.044
miserable (not joyful)84.010917.450
suspicious (not awkward)83.912917.444
unfrivolous (not goofy)83.920227.412
suspicious (not trusting)83.820119.754
racist (not egalitarian)83.82518.843
picky (not always down)83.87117.427
methodical (not astonishing)83.76619.360
straight (not queer)83.728025.739
old (not young)83.514612.736
corporate (not freelance)83.48323.254
unfixable (not fixable)83.36817.354
two-faced (not one-faced)83.312029.555
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)83.213219.212
cannibal (not vegan)83.112020.957
snoops (not minds-own-business)83.131115.812
studious (not goof-off)83.035021.865
bad-cook (not good-cook)83.05822.835
cursed (not blessed)83.017814.421
fighter (not lover)82.810020.746
focused (not absentminded)82.653513.212
🤐 (not 😜)82.48023.547
repetitive (not varied)82.32413.348
homebody (not world traveler)82.311019.413
weakass (not badass)82.34322.548
scientific (not artistic)82.219517.350
genocidal (not not genocidal)82.27419.335
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)82.16427.038
😬 (not 😏)81.83826.145
fussy (not sloppy)81.824219.712
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)81.75423.349
fake (not real)81.75315.920
shallow (not deep)81.65919.750
decisive (not hesitant)81.533622.048
historical (not modern)81.411020.248
coarse (not delicate)81.423822.015
masculine (not feminine)81.447224.056
extreme (not moderate)81.336323.252
hard (not soft)81.222228.141
apathetic (not curious)81.0527.540
distant (not touchy-feely)81.017320.229
fearful (not hopeful)80.93621.012
orderly (not chaotic)80.721026.250
dramatic (not comedic)80.630324.645
lifeless (not spirited)80.52220.926
chortling (not giggling)80.48519.942
dry (not moist)80.35627.954
machiavellian (not transparent)80.314625.737
savory (not sweet)80.022419.611
impatient (not patient)79.933821.950
factual (not poetic)79.915123.547
lawyerly (not engineerial)79.916316.412
ferocious (not pacifist)79.834925.841
vintage (not trendy)79.835922.746
presidential (not folksy)79.719024.053
grumpy (not cheery)79.630118.314
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)79.631322.415
master (not apprentice)79.447124.347
dominant (not submissive)79.356026.362
😭 (not 😀)79.36820.145
penny-pincher (not overspender)79.26726.842
rejected (not popular)79.122621.312
unemotional (not emotional)79.05726.730
builder (not explorer)78.96418.632
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)78.97626.517
naughty (not nice)78.932326.022
feisty (not gracious)78.837622.671
motivated (not unmotivated)78.7103325.634
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)78.721227.612
rude (not respectful)78.518826.647
mundane (not extraordinary)78.54220.849
captain (not first-mate)78.537426.544
workaholic (not slacker)78.576626.461
sarcastic (not genuine)78.324423.974
theist (not atheist)78.38028.354
careful (not brave)78.26617.733
grounded (not fantasy-prone)78.125830.920
jealous (not compersive)78.020222.644
haunted (not blissful)78.037922.461
prying (not unmeddlesome)77.942725.315
rich (not poor)77.847025.141
practical (not imaginative)77.831926.154
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.723524.242
deranged (not reasonable)77.621622.656
earth (not air)77.616124.440
barbaric (not civilized)77.511027.250
off-key (not musical)77.510522.950
analytical (not intuitive)77.522920.316
worldly (not innocent)77.351421.951
pensive (not serene)77.318619.537
wolf (not bear)77.328029.612
Roman (not Greek)76.93524.247
geriatric (not vibrant)76.93220.250
tiresome (not interesting)76.92926.542
sorrowful (not cheery)76.827420.825
lost (not enlightened)76.418324.045
industrial (not domestic)76.310726.855
winter (not summer)76.324130.029
manic (not mild)76.246711.512
foolish (not wise)76.117923.263
private (not gregarious)76.135926.644
🤖 (not 👻)75.911828.746
classical (not avant-garde)75.817926.037
kangaroo (not dolphin)75.810022.613
stereotypical (not boundary breaking)75.815125.322
obsessed (not aloof)75.732129.050
morning lark (not night owl)75.712724.659
sheltered (not street-smart)75.715626.845
social climber (not nonconformist)75.719431.413
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)75.624331.853
scrub (not legit)75.56728.146
predictable (not quirky)75.510227.533
chronically single (not serial dater)75.551030.913
🧕 (not 💃)75.45429.057
serious (not bold)75.413930.562
ludicrous (not sensible)75.221326.145
utilitarian (not decorative)75.228128.464
lion (not zebra)75.256120.318
straight edge (not junkie)75.168627.212
neurotypical (not autistic)75.044422.831
withdrawn (not outgoing)75.020124.212
monotone (not expressive)74.712027.539
irreverent (not sincere)74.615734.312
moody (not stable)74.455328.340
mischievous (not well behaved)74.459528.360
fire (not water)74.251027.948
driven (not unambitious)73.9116027.053
perverted (not clean)73.922226.353
hunter (not gatherer)73.846632.544
cynical (not gullible)73.850830.828
🛌 (not 🧗)73.714826.744
traditional (not unorthodox)73.723135.251
luddite (not technophile)73.612825.135
eloquent (not unpolished)73.655925.949
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)73.331934.542
not introspective (not introspective)73.38728.851
unfaithful (not devoted)73.27832.032
realistic (not fantastical)73.041630.436
armoured (not vulnerable)72.952129.654
sad (not happy)72.940022.446
analysis (not common sense)72.832828.137
refined (not rugged)72.547330.055
low-tech (not high-tech)72.433326.747
uninspiring (not charismatic)72.35728.754
stinky (not fresh)72.216531.942
coordinated (not clumsy)72.178526.453
persistent (not quitter)72.1147531.847
slothful (not active)72.06624.834
interrupting (not attentive)72.034130.242
hoarder (not unprepared)71.830127.143
tailor (not blacksmith)71.746628.252
crazy (not sane)71.641227.865
resistant (not resigned)71.561730.047
empirical (not theoretical)71.313328.853
stoic (not expressive)71.226528.648
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.142031.934
ignorant (not knowledgeable)71.114629.662
can't-fix-anything (not handy)71.121726.319
physicist (not photographer)71.038026.214
🦇 (not 🐿)70.732335.645
thinker (not feeler)70.637230.014
frenzied (not sleepy)70.582522.845
unstable (not stable)70.360324.814
valedictorian (not drop out)70.181529.255
bad boy (not white knight)70.139432.233
logical (not emotional)70.134524.955
no-nonsense (not dramatic)70.133331.947
dorky (not cool)70.134924.637
individualist (not communal)70.054833.968
literal (not metaphorical)69.937129.649
repressed (not forward)69.918324.914
obedient (not rebellious)69.928729.845
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.880428.138
diligent (not lazy)69.5139028.138
precise (not vague)69.467927.548
side character (not main character)69.351032.317
neat (not messy)69.174734.054
reader (not writer)69.122532.712
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.013629.537
strong identity (not social chameleon)68.993130.417
dystopian (not utopian)68.938233.514
Russian (not French)68.719232.163
insider (not outsider)68.619733.150
statist (not anarchist)68.635435.945
pack rat (not minimalist)68.624229.144
reserved (not chatty)68.350724.338
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.367430.647
deviant (not average)68.266531.560
inappropriate (not seemly)68.143231.020
generic (not insightful)68.113731.214
ironic (not profound)68.027930.948
contrarian (not yes-man)67.958330.139
red (not blue)67.944133.512
orange (not purple)67.928032.137
pointless (not meaningful)67.911929.212
cringing away (not welcoming experience)67.733932.415
libertarian (not socialist)67.622634.857
short (not tall)67.637323.953
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)67.528537.257
scandalous (not proper)67.459336.343
believable (not poorly-written)67.4129428.660
self-disciplined (not disorganized)67.3103129.539
alpha (not beta)67.086934.562
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.063426.955
earthly (not divine)66.971233.814
consistent (not variable)66.957628.858
🐀 (not 🐘)66.834038.039
🤡 (not 👽)66.727435.736
incompetent (not competent)66.614830.945
lewd (not tasteful)66.528828.554
lavish (not frugal)66.547332.753
triggered (not trolling)66.565334.446
reactive (not proactive)66.533330.042
whippersnapper (not sage)66.434429.736
consumer (not creator)66.335833.518
asexual (not sexual)66.228632.432
cat person (not dog person)66.249240.526
paranoid (not naive)66.263429.926
wired (not tired)65.965122.714
traumatized (not flourishing)65.982131.242
weird (not normal)65.872330.148
confidential (not gossiping)65.897430.762
rational (not whimsical)65.770333.052
sheriff (not outlaw)65.760139.942
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.6100927.551
unstirring (not quivering)65.584425.016
blind (not all-seeing)65.436526.318
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.234330.539
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.256731.846
permanent (not transient)65.251630.936
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.152632.934
exaggerating (not factual)65.162033.746
doer (not thinker)65.178330.762
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)65.0108928.420
head@clouds (not down2earth)64.950937.139
puny (not mighty)64.722433.743
🏌 (not 🤺)64.714135.553
charming (not trusting)64.660216.638
🥾 (not 👟)64.552335.045
📉 (not 📈)64.515037.440
nihilist (not existentialist)64.416537.038
unambiguous (not mysterious)64.359831.743
skeptical (not spiritual)64.1105134.958
Italian (not Swedish)64.052630.238
ambitious (not realistic)64.077233.951
high standards (not desperate)64.079533.861
resolute (not wavering)63.996433.243
🐐 (not 🦒)63.967433.438
rock (not rap)63.9139028.729
🧠 (not 💪)63.8107027.245
sturdy (not flimsy)63.8100230.448
linear (not circular)63.835035.742
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)63.765329.751
love shy (not cassanova)63.458525.812
animalistic (not human)63.124833.843
oxymoron (not tautology)63.036830.325
queen (not princess)63.091131.124
mellow (not energetic)62.852324.914
cliché (not original)62.745426.217
depressed (not bright)62.653624.548
ranged (not melee)62.646730.743
direct (not roundabout)62.5106933.851
🤫 (not 🤔)62.425236.439
cheesy (not chic)62.466727.935
bored (not interested)62.215229.434
nonpartisan (not activist)62.232733.514
exhibitionist (not bashful)62.184332.041
buffoon (not charmer)62.131029.316
indulgent (not sober)62.072934.451
important (not irrelevant)62.0146831.948
Pepsi (not Coke)61.922435.138
bad-manners (not good-manners)61.946336.312
tactful (not indiscreet)61.889329.441
prideful (not envious)61.8125039.653
concise (not long-winded)61.855530.532
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)61.753828.025
rough (not smooth)61.662034.938
pronatalist (not child free)61.635931.337
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)61.586726.314
intellectual (not physical)61.4104127.543
parental (not childlike)61.485333.716
hurried (not leisurely)61.373433.547
sassy (not chill)61.2113633.215
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.0105238.070
anxious (not calm)60.988930.448
wooden (not plastic)60.9112137.137
never cries (not often crying)60.985734.436
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.359137.354
overachiever (not underachiever)60.3139533.853
leader (not follower)60.3111436.212
everyman (not chosen one)60.254732.537
vanilla (not kinky)60.169337.546
jovial (not noble)60.044931.613
realist (not idealist)59.973032.039
thick (not thin)59.851430.757
subjective (not objective)59.753037.149
pop (not indie)59.536829.827
extrovert (not introvert)59.488826.646
creationist (not evolutionist)59.440432.113
sickly (not healthy)59.333832.348
🏀 (not 🎨)59.360231.349
disreputable (not prestigious)59.046036.238
experimental (not reliable)59.067032.949
unobservant (not perceptive)58.921328.746
loud (not quiet)58.587726.247
awkward (not charming)58.452430.047
fortunate (not unlucky)58.461130.156
subdued (not exuberant)58.452132.455
cautious (not impulsive)58.278434.639
slumbering (not insomniac)58.226128.012
nerd (not jock)58.1100634.460
reclusive (not social)58.068525.948
🤣 (not 😊)58.054127.243
frank (not sugarcoated)57.7139735.031
oblivious (not alert)57.646031.259
off target (not accurate)57.342632.619
stoic (not hypochondriac)57.297433.424
complicated (not simple)57.1122936.728
dunce (not genius)57.040327.360
insecure (not confident)56.942835.956
modest (not flamboyant)56.893331.758
believing (not questioning)56.845736.612
western (not eastern)56.7128031.736
twitchy (not still)56.6105432.756
extravagant (not thrifty)56.677737.041
opinionated (not jealous)56.5145737.530
tame (not wild)56.364831.670
radical (not centrist)56.388735.930
backdoor (not official)56.292039.141
pro (not noob)56.2141231.541
glamorous (not spartan)56.269335.714
edgy (not politically correct)56.199933.660
resourceful (not helpless)55.8161732.458
goth (not flower child)55.860129.317
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.644631.934
high IQ (not low IQ)55.5161227.657
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.354527.842
literary (not mathematical)55.2113031.145
freak (not normie)55.299233.552
shy (not playful)55.142029.036
overthinker (not underthinker)55.0143132.121
instinctual (not reasoned)54.7103531.749
🐩 (not 🐒)54.796636.536
emancipated (not enslaved)54.5138631.542
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.5136536.443
muddy (not washed)54.460834.624
arcane (not mainstream)54.3105234.536
codependent (not independent)54.060337.655
lustful (not chaste)53.9104635.740
macho (not metrosexual)53.763929.849
slovenly (not stylish)53.563134.344
mild (not spicy)53.466132.346
slugabed (not go-getter)53.220032.639
deep (not epic)53.287524.626
awkward (not comfortable)53.277627.214
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.197532.153
rustic (not cultured)52.767830.631
involved (not remote)52.4155932.253
generalist (not specialist)52.457933.448
urban (not rural)52.4141433.451
efficient (not overprepared)52.4153632.046
slow (not fast)52.346029.951
philosophical (not real)52.254632.054
scholarly (not crafty)52.275038.438
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.1102732.560
mature (not juvenile)52.1109933.361
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)52.1138135.440
hedonist (not monastic)52.1109633.938
zany (not regular)52.1111633.532
cryptic (not straightforward)52.046934.941
heathen (not devout)52.085835.849
German (not English)51.920133.753
plays hard (not works hard)51.364337.152
reluctant (not eager)50.862837.012

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 Samuel Norton based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Dolores Umbridge (0.887)
  2. Principal Vernon (0.879)
  3. Chef Skinner (0.871)
  4. Cal Hockley (0.871)
  5. Mr. Burns (0.868)
  6. Coriolanus Snow (0.863)
  7. Lord Business (0.861)
  8. Father Faustus Blackwood (0.858)
  9. Alexander Conklin (0.849)
  10. Prince Humperdinck (0.848)
  1. Aang (-0.694)
  2. Bumblebee (-0.693)
  3. Olaf (-0.675)
  4. Kaylee Frye (-0.67)
  5. Hoban Washburne (-0.66)
  6. Debora (-0.658)
  7. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.658)
  8. Aimee Gibbs (-0.65)
  9. Hilda Spellman (-0.65)
  10. Sam Evans (-0.65)

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 Samuel Norton to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Samuel Norton is described identify as.

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


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