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Samuel Norton Personality Statistics

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. 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
💩 (not 🌟)95.647.331
privileged (not oppressed)95.6258.843
villainous (not heroic)95.4118.233
arrogant (not humble)94.6298.337
cold (not warm)94.4126.022
punchable (not loveable)94.4169.336
biased (not impartial)94.119.627
bitter (not sweet)93.12210.230
judgemental (not accepting)92.93411.933
poisonous (not nurturing)92.92311.131
😈 (not 😇)92.72710.832
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)92.549.927
serious (not playful)92.12411.224
repulsive (not attractive)92.1911.842
demonic (not angelic)92.12710.845
💔 (not 💝)91.9410.127
selfish (not altruistic)91.73810.125
close-minded (not open-minded)91.71018.430
intense (not lighthearted)91.74810.346
🐷 (not 🐮)91.6416.037
vengeful (not forgiving)91.55510.229
cruel (not kind)91.52918.624
soulless (not soulful)90.91413.829
hard (not soft)90.42811.527
humorless (not funny)90.01115.656
conservative (not liberal)90.01323.350
narcissistic (not low self esteem)90.05916.240
monochrome (not multicolored)89.9715.421
cunning (not honorable)89.93312.528
secretive (not open-book)89.96412.534
dispassionate (not romantic)89.8414.742
tight (not loose)89.82919.929
political (not nonpolitical)89.63815.530
sexist (not feminist)89.52213.733
uncreative (not open to new experinces)89.4814.335
cringeworthy (not inspiring)89.21515.328
work-first (not family-first)88.96610.526
bossy (not meek)88.712616.038
pretentious (not unassuming)88.62916.545
assertive (not passive)88.111014.833
quarrelsome (not warm)88.08916.140
🙃 (not 🥰)88.01913.328
impatient (not patient)87.97813.728
basic (not hipster)87.71814.226
bookish (not sporty)87.514316.137
miserable (not joyful)87.43811.331
🎩 (not 🧢)87.47917.631
ugly (not beautiful)87.3914.335
mad (not glad)87.33813.726
salacious (not wholesome)87.34820.627
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)87.32018.229
manicured (not scruffy)87.219114.934
offended (not chill)87.05415.038
scheduled (not spontaneous)86.78912.126
debased (not pure)86.75821.030
suspicious (not awkward)86.74512.637
🧐 (not 😎)86.51316.147
competitive (not cooperative)86.318316.029
🤐 (not 😜)86.31218.731
guarded (not open)86.213617.132
deliberate (not spontaneous)86.19217.534
hypocritical (not equitable)86.13917.439
hard (not soft)86.09123.521
traitorous (not loyal)85.93421.334
rigid (not flexible)85.85518.337
vain (not demure)85.77323.047
methodical (not astonishing)85.62617.237
🥴 (not 🥳)85.61512.742
gendered (not androgynous)85.620523.726
🐴 (not 🦄)85.44026.630
conventional (not creative)85.14118.037
ferocious (not pacifist)85.014518.721
insulting (not complimentary)84.97018.944
repetitive (not varied)84.9119.939
formal (not intimate)84.65617.534
pessimistic (not optimistic)84.54617.244
trash (not treasure)84.52727.249
dry (not moist)84.12221.836
bold (not shy)84.043515.242
orderly (not chaotic)84.08521.334
gloomy (not sunny)83.98520.336
studious (not goof-off)83.923022.347
suspicious (not trusting)83.814621.038
practical (not imaginative)83.49119.240
🤑 (not 🤠)83.47726.035
preppy (not punk rock)83.013225.339
strict (not lenient)82.813420.129
angry (not good-humored)82.86015.938
creepy (not disarming)82.72825.031
racist (not egalitarian)82.52220.633
builder (not explorer)82.42310.422
😬 (not 😏)82.42521.924
tense (not relaxed)82.325219.326
concrete (not abstract)82.24321.229
apathetic (not curious)82.1326.624
old (not young)82.011713.322
rich (not poor)82.026219.322
straight (not queer)81.931128.333
rude (not respectful)81.510524.029
theist (not atheist)81.34925.842
unfixable (not fixable)81.25817.839
ludicrous (not sensible)81.27722.529
masculine (not feminine)80.931322.927
authoritarian (not democratic)80.813532.826
stinky (not fresh)80.74027.028
decisive (not hesitant)80.627423.730
historical (not modern)80.18921.835
extreme (not moderate)80.029526.725
obsessed (not aloof)79.914624.434
shallow (not deep)79.96316.629
cannibal (not vegan)79.913022.640
😭 (not 😀)79.83118.530
not introspective (not introspective)79.72723.939
presidential (not folksy)79.613625.544
scrub (not legit)79.22528.329
moody (not stable)79.126624.324
corporate (not freelance)78.912327.639
mundane (not extraordinary)78.83022.033
off-key (not musical)78.86421.334
dominant (not submissive)78.740826.846
feisty (not gracious)78.728323.947
deranged (not reasonable)78.712220.635
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)78.612630.534
industrial (not domestic)78.16324.936
captain (not first-mate)77.825525.231
🤖 (not 👻)77.86626.532
jealous (not compersive)77.514722.026
factual (not poetic)77.514025.831
driven (not unambitious)77.468924.636
utilitarian (not decorative)77.315726.250
crazy (not sane)77.217923.436
morning lark (not night owl)77.17024.142
barbaric (not civilized)76.67928.134
scientific (not artistic)76.522719.131
dorky (not cool)76.513622.019
traditional (not unorthodox)76.311935.134
workaholic (not slacker)76.356028.345
sorrowful (not cheery)76.318321.518
hoarder (not unprepared)75.810723.828
🧕 (not 💃)75.72527.442
Roman (not Greek)75.64125.430
geriatric (not vibrant)75.44019.736
refined (not rugged)75.227127.937
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.011729.628
private (not gregarious)74.924329.229
foolish (not wise)74.813826.138
sheltered (not street-smart)74.613126.127
master (not apprentice)74.643726.235
lost (not enlightened)74.315825.431
careful (not brave)74.37220.220
no-nonsense (not dramatic)74.315629.234
sarcastic (not genuine)74.223325.947
classical (not avant-garde)74.216828.421
worldly (not innocent)74.043924.034
uninspiring (not charismatic)74.04428.235
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.724632.722
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.323832.737
🐐 (not 🦒)73.111926.929
tiresome (not interesting)73.05429.723
slothful (not active)72.94221.123
statist (not anarchist)72.914334.629
stoic (not expressive)72.915925.429
serious (not bold)72.911933.336
hunter (not gatherer)72.933831.628
empirical (not theoretical)72.87628.335
armoured (not vulnerable)72.837227.734
chortling (not giggling)72.725625.030
sad (not happy)72.724721.329
eloquent (not unpolished)72.341623.830
low-tech (not high-tech)72.223727.229
claustrophobic (not spelunker)72.16626.422
self-destructive (not self-improving)72.028028.333
mischievous (not well behaved)71.844827.438
permanent (not transient)71.618326.820
individualist (not communal)71.631931.842
diligent (not lazy)71.587026.624
tailor (not blacksmith)71.437029.240
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.936828.128
🛌 (not 🧗)70.913128.236
confidential (not gossiping)70.849431.140
valedictorian (not drop out)70.654727.538
precise (not vague)70.641527.036
neurotypical (not autistic)70.554520.420
ignorant (not knowledgeable)70.112128.043
animalistic (not human)70.09930.331
consistent (not variable)70.030727.844
scandalous (not proper)69.635734.133
believable (not poorly-written)69.673326.049
literal (not metaphorical)69.627230.231
frenzied (not sleepy)69.459423.436
logical (not emotional)69.223126.941
incompetent (not competent)68.99828.524
puny (not mighty)68.610331.734
🏌 (not 🤺)68.66833.939
orange (not purple)68.517033.426
neat (not messy)68.551535.133
🤡 (not 👽)68.514731.630
short (not tall)68.224623.423
lavish (not frugal)68.130131.236
self-disciplined (not disorganized)68.168029.429
🥾 (not 👟)68.027634.135
Russian (not French)68.014031.535
🦇 (not 🐿)67.826538.534
rational (not whimsical)67.645032.444
tactful (not indiscreet)67.641926.937
Italian (not Swedish)67.430928.425
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.061027.041
whippersnapper (not sage)67.024626.829
🤫 (not 🤔)66.87436.226
persistent (not quitter)66.6108334.530
sheriff (not outlaw)66.535840.930
deviant (not average)66.548431.937
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.062031.626
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)66.021738.141
obedient (not rebellious)65.824432.034
skeptical (not spiritual)65.467433.441
alpha (not beta)65.461635.233
🐀 (not 🐘)65.324536.228
charming (not trusting)65.139019.033
coordinated (not clumsy)64.966827.731
head@clouds (not down2earth)64.833436.733
vanilla (not kinky)64.735636.531
insider (not outsider)64.722334.932
important (not irrelevant)64.786329.433
intellectual (not physical)64.660728.824
traumatized (not flourishing)64.353532.934
pack rat (not minimalist)64.224927.930
resistant (not resigned)64.170031.030
sturdy (not flimsy)63.867032.336
reserved (not chatty)63.641027.120
depressed (not bright)63.630424.334
resolute (not wavering)63.565132.626
🧠 (not 💪)63.268026.841
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.945033.127
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)62.647128.943
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.530432.838
lewd (not tasteful)62.327529.637
libertarian (not socialist)62.332135.340
rough (not smooth)62.138732.924
linear (not circular)61.832835.429
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)61.540933.324
pronatalist (not child free)61.325233.724
weird (not normal)61.258332.630
reclusive (not social)61.137226.924
triggered (not trolling)61.160834.933
realist (not idealist)61.044332.727
thick (not thin)60.931930.741
insecure (not confident)60.722835.936
resourceful (not helpless)60.796831.940
indulgent (not sober)60.350835.044
direct (not roundabout)60.374933.932
unambiguous (not mysterious)60.050032.227
literary (not mathematical)59.859029.628
nihilist (not existentialist)59.721938.126
luddite (not technophile)59.643128.618
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.541237.944
sickly (not healthy)59.420234.328
unobservant (not perceptive)59.314528.638
oblivious (not alert)58.830432.035
modest (not flamboyant)58.357833.039
mild (not spicy)58.333828.727
western (not eastern)58.369032.426
experimental (not reliable)58.045132.137
backdoor (not official)57.657239.126
subjective (not objective)57.642536.234
anxious (not calm)57.565633.428
cryptic (not straightforward)57.021834.128
hurried (not leisurely)57.061035.334
ranged (not melee)57.054731.633
extrovert (not introvert)56.966425.129
arcane (not mainstream)56.659736.029
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.422334.924
dunce (not genius)56.228729.642
edgy (not politically correct)56.166533.337
🤣 (not 😊)56.140425.632
zany (not regular)55.965932.824
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.933327.333
macho (not metrosexual)55.740628.936
instinctual (not reasoned)55.663829.832
shy (not playful)55.625524.720
English (not German)55.4108131.436
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.350231.128
📉 (not 📈)55.226340.129
self-assured (not self-conscious)55.087238.155
🐩 (not 🐒)54.960138.520
efficient (not overprepared)54.992634.237
fortunate (not unlucky)54.651330.938
complicated (not simple)54.483036.317
codependent (not independent)54.441035.640
high IQ (not low IQ)54.3104828.643
crafty (not scholarly)54.374235.929
awkward (not charming)53.941230.541
nerd (not jock)53.872535.035
loud (not quiet)53.367324.033
works hard (not plays hard)53.286535.136
slovenly (not stylish)53.242529.826
emancipated (not enslaved)53.291930.429
philosophical (not real)53.031231.040
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)52.837237.127
noob (not pro)52.331631.123
chaste (not lustful)52.251134.326
slow (not fast)52.032629.929
cautious (not impulsive)51.862933.229
mature (not juvenile)51.771133.326
hedonist (not monastic)51.774930.224
tame (not wild)51.650433.636
generalist (not specialist)51.641632.332
patriotic (not unpatriotic)51.6100836.827
slugabed (not go-getter)51.416231.622
subdued (not exuberant)51.349332.439
focused on the present (not focused on the future)51.070933.751
involved (not remote)51.0104731.338
disreputable (not prestigious)50.847336.125
urban (not rural)50.295833.431
heathen (not devout)50.658237.532

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 (0.884)
  2. Principal Vernon (0.883)
  3. Father Faustus Blackwood (0.863)
  4. Coriolanus Snow (0.858)
  5. Mr. Burns (0.852)
  1. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.674)
  2. Olaf (-0.673)
  3. Aang (-0.668)
  4. Kaylee Frye (-0.655)
  5. Luna Lovegood (-0.651)

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: ENTP (r = 0.53)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.51)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.4)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.4)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.24)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.16)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.1)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.02)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.0)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.03)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.13)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.16)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.2)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.22)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.24)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.27)
  17. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.28)
  18. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.29)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.32)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.4)
  21. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.41)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.5)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.5)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.64)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.64)


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