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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 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
punchable (not loveable)95.1159.051
money-focused (not love-focused)95.01410.740
entitled (not grateful)94.8228.658
cold (not warm)94.6146.535
arrogant (not humble)94.4397.950
villainous (not heroic)94.32110.849
💩 (not 🌟)93.8510.653
privileged (not oppressed)93.53712.464
cruel (not kind)93.12515.738
judgemental (not accepting)93.14012.046
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)92.958.738
😈 (not 😇)92.44011.556
bitter (not sweet)92.22911.748
poisonous (not nurturing)92.24210.547
intense (not lighthearted)92.2499.562
selfish (not altruistic)92.14910.459
close-minded (not open-minded)91.91218.142
🐷 (not 🐮)91.7514.755
demanding (not unchallenging)91.67813.657
soulless (not soulful)91.21112.856
stingy (not generous)91.02712.847
vengeful (not forgiving)90.78411.143
demonic (not angelic)90.74011.763
fearmongering (not reassuring)90.72014.628
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.55010.440
jaded (not innocent)90.54812.434
monochrome (not multicolored)90.4918.544
political (not nonpolitical)90.33914.145
conservative (not liberal)90.31321.766
antagonist (not protagonist)90.31917.846
repulsive (not attractive)90.21314.157
💔 (not 💝)90.21212.048
pretentious (not unassuming)90.13012.259
competitive (not cooperative)89.616014.541
biased (not impartial)89.62116.938
sexist (not feminist)89.63513.047
🙃 (not 🥰)89.61213.144
prudish (not flirtatious)89.5411.728
opinionated (not neutral)89.418313.465
serious (not playful)89.37816.649
humorless (not funny)89.31414.274
salacious (not wholesome)89.33518.736
receiving (not giving)89.35019.737
offended (not chill)89.23513.658
non-gamer (not gamer)89.13123.630
🎩 (not 🧢)88.97118.947
cringeworthy (not inspiring)88.82014.944
dispassionate (not romantic)88.6816.367
ugly (not beautiful)88.2714.754
stubborn (not accommodating)88.017716.959
quarrelsome (not warm)87.811317.757
manicured (not scruffy)87.722113.750
narcissistic (not low self esteem)87.710718.864
cunning (not honorable)87.66614.957
mad (not glad)87.65716.645
rigid (not flexible)87.65516.358
insulting (not complimentary)87.66016.667
bossy (not meek)87.521717.450
on-time (not tardy)87.518016.458
traitorous (not loyal)87.43619.049
💀 (not 🎃)87.44121.041
hard (not soft)87.48416.550
uncreative (not open to new experinces)87.31515.954
🧐 (not 😎)87.22113.460
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.18415.556
cocky (not timid)87.123419.436
guarded (not open)86.917815.148
formal (not intimate)86.83815.362
🤑 (not 🤠)86.65823.348
work-first (not family-first)86.412914.758
hypocritical (not equitable)86.44316.453
authoritarian (not democratic)86.38627.246
🥴 (not 🥳)86.31113.762
🐴 (not 🦄)86.34024.942
basic (not hipster)86.23116.237
OCD (not ADHD)86.14519.239
psychopath (not empath)86.010819.347
tense (not relaxed)85.819816.845
conventional (not creative)85.83717.454
gloomy (not sunny)85.88815.147
assertive (not passive)85.621719.556
concrete (not abstract)85.62920.550
pointed (not random)85.617218.339
strict (not lenient)85.512019.051
🥶 (not 🥵)85.41222.640
businesslike (not chivalrous)85.46424.758
gendered (not androgynous)85.225326.443
tight (not loose)85.29824.348
vain (not demure)85.18423.655
bookish (not sporty)85.029918.050
preppy (not punk rock)84.813222.951
trash (not treasure)84.73927.664
pessimistic (not optimistic)84.65219.466
debased (not pure)84.412420.660
secretive (not open-book)84.421020.165
angry (not good-humored)84.37315.247
bold (not shy)84.258416.162
creepy (not disarming)84.12723.044
miserable (not joyful)84.010417.450
suspicious (not awkward)83.912317.444
suspicious (not trusting)83.819319.754
racist (not egalitarian)83.82518.843
picky (not always down)83.86517.427
methodical (not astonishing)83.76319.360
straight (not queer)83.727125.739
old (not young)83.514012.736
corporate (not freelance)83.48123.254
unfixable (not fixable)83.36517.553
two-faced (not one-faced)83.311629.555
cannibal (not vegan)83.111120.957
studious (not goof-off)83.034221.865
bad-cook (not good-cook)83.05822.835
fighter (not lover)82.89820.746
🤐 (not 😜)82.47623.547
repetitive (not varied)82.32313.348
weakass (not badass)82.34322.548
scientific (not artistic)82.219117.350
genocidal (not not genocidal)82.27319.335
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)82.16327.038
😬 (not 😏)81.83526.145
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)81.75023.349
shallow (not deep)81.65919.750
decisive (not hesitant)81.532722.048
historical (not modern)81.410420.248
masculine (not feminine)81.446324.056
extreme (not moderate)81.334923.252
hard (not soft)81.221628.141
apathetic (not curious)81.0527.540
distant (not touchy-feely)81.016520.229
orderly (not chaotic)80.720326.250
dramatic (not comedic)80.629524.645
chortling (not giggling)80.48319.942
dry (not moist)80.34927.954
machiavellian (not transparent)80.314125.737
impatient (not patient)79.933021.950
factual (not poetic)79.914523.547
ferocious (not pacifist)79.833925.841
vintage (not trendy)79.834822.746
presidential (not folksy)79.718624.053
master (not apprentice)79.446324.347
dominant (not submissive)79.354626.362
😭 (not 😀)79.36620.145
penny-pincher (not overspender)79.26526.842
unemotional (not emotional)79.05526.730
builder (not explorer)78.96218.632
feisty (not gracious)78.837122.671
motivated (not unmotivated)78.7100825.634
rude (not respectful)78.518526.647
mundane (not extraordinary)78.54020.849
captain (not first-mate)78.536226.544
workaholic (not slacker)78.575026.461
sarcastic (not genuine)78.323523.974
theist (not atheist)78.38028.354
careful (not brave)78.26217.733
jealous (not compersive)78.019722.644
haunted (not blissful)78.036522.461
rich (not poor)77.845625.141
practical (not imaginative)77.831026.154
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.722424.242
deranged (not reasonable)77.620722.656
earth (not air)77.615724.440
barbaric (not civilized)77.510527.250
off-key (not musical)77.510022.950
worldly (not innocent)77.349321.951
pensive (not serene)77.317219.537
Roman (not Greek)76.93324.247
geriatric (not vibrant)76.93120.250
tiresome (not interesting)76.92926.542
sorrowful (not cheery)76.826020.825
lost (not enlightened)76.417424.045
industrial (not domestic)76.310226.855
winter (not summer)76.323330.029
foolish (not wise)76.117623.263
private (not gregarious)76.134726.644
🤖 (not 👻)75.911828.746
classical (not avant-garde)75.817426.037
obsessed (not aloof)75.731429.050
morning lark (not night owl)75.712024.659
sheltered (not street-smart)75.714926.845
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)75.623631.853
scrub (not legit)75.56628.146
predictable (not quirky)75.59927.533
🧕 (not 💃)75.45129.057
serious (not bold)75.413530.562
ludicrous (not sensible)75.220926.145
neurotypical (not autistic)75.043922.831
utilitarian (not decorative)74.929428.463
monotone (not expressive)74.711427.539
moody (not stable)74.453128.340
mischievous (not well behaved)74.457728.360
fire (not water)74.249227.948
driven (not unambitious)73.9113027.053
perverted (not clean)73.921226.353
hunter (not gatherer)73.845032.544
cynical (not gullible)73.849230.828
🛌 (not 🧗)73.714126.744
traditional (not unorthodox)73.722735.251
luddite (not technophile)73.612025.135
eloquent (not unpolished)73.654725.949
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)73.330534.542
not introspective (not introspective)73.38528.851
unfaithful (not devoted)73.27532.032
realistic (not fantastical)73.040230.436
analysis (not common sense)73.032228.436
armoured (not vulnerable)72.950029.654
sad (not happy)72.938422.446
refined (not rugged)72.545630.055
low-tech (not high-tech)72.432426.747
uninspiring (not charismatic)72.35528.754
stinky (not fresh)72.216131.942
coordinated (not clumsy)72.176226.453
persistent (not quitter)72.1144231.847
slothful (not active)72.06624.834
interrupting (not attentive)72.033030.242
hoarder (not unprepared)71.828827.143
tailor (not blacksmith)71.745328.252
crazy (not sane)71.639427.865
resistant (not resigned)71.560030.047
empirical (not theoretical)71.312728.853
stoic (not expressive)71.225928.648
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.140231.934
ignorant (not knowledgeable)71.114529.662
🦇 (not 🐿)70.730835.645
frenzied (not sleepy)70.580022.845
valedictorian (not drop out)70.179929.255
bad boy (not white knight)70.138132.233
logical (not emotional)70.133424.955
no-nonsense (not dramatic)70.132831.947
dorky (not cool)70.133424.637
individualist (not communal)70.052933.968
literal (not metaphorical)69.936729.649
obedient (not rebellious)69.928329.845
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.877728.138
diligent (not lazy)69.5136228.138
precise (not vague)69.465927.548
side character (not main character)69.349532.317
neat (not messy)69.172934.054
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.013129.537
insider (not outsider)68.619133.150
statist (not anarchist)68.634835.945
pack rat (not minimalist)68.623029.144
reserved (not chatty)68.349624.338
conspiracist (not sheeple)68.365230.647
deviant (not average)68.264131.560
Russian (not French)68.219232.162
ironic (not profound)68.026530.948
contrarian (not yes-man)67.956130.139
orange (not purple)67.927032.137
libertarian (not socialist)67.622334.857
short (not tall)67.636223.953
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)67.527937.257
scandalous (not proper)67.457736.343
believable (not poorly-written)67.4125528.660
self-disciplined (not disorganized)67.3101429.539
alpha (not beta)67.084934.562
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.062026.955
consistent (not variable)66.955928.858
🐀 (not 🐘)66.832838.039
🤡 (not 👽)66.726535.736
incompetent (not competent)66.614330.945
lewd (not tasteful)66.528028.554
lavish (not frugal)66.546132.753
triggered (not trolling)66.563734.446
reactive (not proactive)66.531830.042
whippersnapper (not sage)66.433129.736
asexual (not sexual)66.228032.432
cat person (not dog person)66.247640.526
traumatized (not flourishing)65.979031.242
weird (not normal)65.869930.148
confidential (not gossiping)65.895630.762
rational (not whimsical)65.768733.052
sheriff (not outlaw)65.758339.942
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.698027.551
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.233430.539
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.254931.846
permanent (not transient)65.250230.936
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.151432.934
exaggerating (not factual)65.160133.746
doer (not thinker)65.176030.762
head@clouds (not down2earth)64.949137.139
puny (not mighty)64.721433.743
🏌 (not 🤺)64.713735.553
charming (not trusting)64.658316.638
🥾 (not 👟)64.551135.045
📉 (not 📈)64.514537.440
nihilist (not existentialist)64.415237.038
unambiguous (not mysterious)64.358431.743
skeptical (not spiritual)64.1102434.958
Italian (not Swedish)64.051530.238
ambitious (not realistic)64.074833.951
high standards (not desperate)64.076933.861
resolute (not wavering)63.994033.243
🐐 (not 🦒)63.965133.438
rock (not rap)63.9136128.729
🧠 (not 💪)63.8103827.245
sturdy (not flimsy)63.897630.448
linear (not circular)63.834035.742
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)63.764229.751
paranoid (not naive)63.771929.824
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)63.249027.724
animalistic (not human)63.124233.843
oxymoron (not tautology)63.035230.325
queen (not princess)63.088531.124
depressed (not bright)62.651724.548
ranged (not melee)62.645330.743
direct (not roundabout)62.5103533.851
🤫 (not 🤔)62.424136.439
cheesy (not chic)62.464927.935
bored (not interested)62.214629.434
exhibitionist (not bashful)62.181632.041
indulgent (not sober)62.071334.451
important (not irrelevant)62.0142831.948
Pepsi (not Coke)61.921635.138
tactful (not indiscreet)61.887129.441
prideful (not envious)61.8121939.653
concise (not long-winded)61.854030.532
rough (not smooth)61.659934.938
intellectual (not physical)61.4101227.543
hurried (not leisurely)61.371333.547
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.0103038.070
anxious (not calm)60.986330.448
wooden (not plastic)60.9108837.137
never cries (not often crying)60.983434.436
pronatalist (not child free)60.637031.136
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)60.357137.354
overachiever (not underachiever)60.3136433.853
everyman (not chosen one)60.254032.537
vanilla (not kinky)60.167537.546
realist (not idealist)59.970632.039
thick (not thin)59.849830.757
subjective (not objective)59.751237.149
extrovert (not introvert)59.486426.646
sickly (not healthy)59.332532.348
🏀 (not 🎨)59.358831.349
disreputable (not prestigious)59.044336.238
experimental (not reliable)59.064532.949
pop (not indie)59.037030.326
unobservant (not perceptive)58.920928.746
loud (not quiet)58.585326.247
awkward (not charming)58.450930.047
fortunate (not unlucky)58.460030.156
subdued (not exuberant)58.450932.455
cautious (not impulsive)58.276534.639
nerd (not jock)58.197834.460
reclusive (not social)58.066225.948
🤣 (not 😊)58.052327.243
oblivious (not alert)57.644931.259
stoic (not hypochondriac)57.295033.424
complicated (not simple)57.1119136.728
dunce (not genius)57.039627.360
insecure (not confident)56.941735.956
modest (not flamboyant)56.891731.758
western (not eastern)56.7124331.736
twitchy (not still)56.6102332.756
extravagant (not thrifty)56.675437.041
opinionated (not jealous)56.5141537.530
tame (not wild)56.363731.670
frank (not sugarcoated)56.3140634.730
radical (not centrist)56.386035.930
backdoor (not official)56.289139.141
pro (not noob)56.2137331.541
edgy (not politically correct)56.196733.660
resourceful (not helpless)55.8158132.458
goth (not flower child)55.858229.317
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.643931.934
high IQ (not low IQ)55.5156427.657
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.353027.842
literary (not mathematical)55.2109231.145
freak (not normie)55.295533.552
shy (not playful)55.141429.036
instinctual (not reasoned)54.7100431.749
🐩 (not 🐒)54.793336.536
emancipated (not enslaved)54.5134631.542
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.5133936.443
muddy (not washed)54.459334.624
arcane (not mainstream)54.3102634.536
lustful (not chaste)53.9101935.740
macho (not metrosexual)53.762729.849
slovenly (not stylish)53.561934.344
mild (not spicy)53.464832.346
slugabed (not go-getter)53.219532.639
deep (not epic)53.285224.626
codependent (not independent)53.161537.454
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.795732.352
rustic (not cultured)52.766930.631
involved (not remote)52.4152232.253
generalist (not specialist)52.456433.448
urban (not rural)52.4137333.451
efficient (not overprepared)52.4150032.046
slow (not fast)52.345329.951
philosophical (not real)52.253032.054
scholarly (not crafty)52.273438.438
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.1100032.560
mature (not juvenile)52.1107433.361
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)52.1134335.440
hedonist (not monastic)52.1106633.938
zany (not regular)52.1108433.532
cryptic (not straightforward)52.045534.941
heathen (not devout)52.082935.849
German (not English)51.919933.753
plays hard (not works hard)51.361937.152

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 (0.896)
  2. Principal Vernon (0.889)
  3. Cal Hockley (0.888)
  4. Chef Skinner (0.875)
  5. Coriolanus Snow (0.873)
  6. Father Faustus Blackwood (0.872)
  7. Mr. Burns (0.867)
  8. Alexander Conklin (0.863)
  9. Major Arnold Toht (0.86)
  10. Lord Business (0.855)
  1. Bumblebee (-0.71)
  2. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.686)
  3. Aang (-0.678)
  4. Olaf (-0.672)
  5. Dory (-0.667)
  6. Kaylee Frye (-0.663)
  7. Chien-Po (-0.659)
  8. Hilda Spellman (-0.655)
  9. Aimee Gibbs (-0.651)
  10. Hoban Washburne (-0.651)

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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