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Samuel Norton Descriptive 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. 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 1,750 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)95.1149.051
entitled (not grateful)94.7208.757
cold (not warm)94.6146.535
arrogant (not humble)94.5387.949
money-focused (not love-focused)94.51711.136
villainous (not heroic)94.22110.948
💩 (not 🌟)93.8710.750
privileged (not oppressed)93.53712.464
judgemental (not accepting)93.33712.045
cruel (not kind)93.12615.738
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)92.948.837
😈 (not 😇)92.44011.556
poisonous (not nurturing)92.24210.645
intense (not lighthearted)92.2519.562
selfish (not altruistic)92.14810.459
bitter (not sweet)92.03311.847
close-minded (not open-minded)91.91118.142
🐷 (not 🐮)91.9314.854
demanding (not unchallenging)91.48413.756
soulless (not soulful)91.21012.856
antagonist (not protagonist)91.21316.142
stingy (not generous)91.02712.847
fearmongering (not reassuring)90.82114.926
demonic (not angelic)90.73711.763
scheduled (not spontaneous)90.54610.539
vengeful (not forgiving)90.48211.241
monochrome (not multicolored)90.4918.544
political (not nonpolitical)90.33914.145
💔 (not 💝)90.11312.246
conservative (not liberal)90.11321.965
repulsive (not attractive)90.01614.256
pretentious (not unassuming)89.92812.258
jaded (not innocent)89.76612.629
competitive (not cooperative)89.616214.541
biased (not impartial)89.62016.938
sexist (not feminist)89.63713.047
prudish (not flirtatious)89.5811.826
humorless (not funny)89.31314.274
salacious (not wholesome)89.33518.736
🙃 (not 🥰)89.31213.243
opinionated (not neutral)89.318413.564
offended (not chill)89.23213.658
serious (not playful)89.18116.947
non-gamer (not gamer)89.12823.630
receiving (not giving)89.05420.234
🎩 (not 🧢)88.96918.947
cringeworthy (not inspiring)88.82015.143
narcissistic (not low self esteem)88.89216.963
ugly (not beautiful)88.5814.753
dispassionate (not romantic)88.5916.466
stubborn (not accommodating)88.017316.959
manicured (not scruffy)87.722113.750
quarrelsome (not warm)87.611317.955
mad (not glad)87.65516.645
rigid (not flexible)87.65516.358
bossy (not meek)87.521417.450
on-time (not tardy)87.517416.458
traitorous (not loyal)87.43719.049
💀 (not 🎃)87.43621.041
cunning (not honorable)87.46715.056
hard (not soft)87.48716.550
uncreative (not open to new experinces)87.31715.954
insulting (not complimentary)87.36616.964
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.18315.556
cocky (not timid)87.123619.436
guarded (not open)87.017615.346
🧐 (not 😎)87.01713.459
formal (not intimate)86.83715.362
🤑 (not 🤠)86.65823.348
work-first (not family-first)86.412414.758
authoritarian (not democratic)86.38527.246
🥴 (not 🥳)86.31213.762
basic (not hipster)86.23116.237
OCD (not ADHD)86.14819.239
psychopath (not empath)86.010519.347
hypocritical (not equitable)85.94616.551
🐴 (not 🦄)85.94725.639
conventional (not creative)85.83517.454
gloomy (not sunny)85.88215.147
strict (not lenient)85.612019.150
assertive (not passive)85.621719.556
concrete (not abstract)85.62720.550
businesslike (not chivalrous)85.46824.758
tense (not relaxed)85.421417.043
🥶 (not 🥵)85.31222.939
gendered (not androgynous)85.224726.443
tight (not loose)85.29824.348
pointed (not random)85.219018.438
vain (not demure)85.18323.655
bookish (not sporty)85.029918.050
preppy (not punk rock)84.913023.150
trash (not treasure)84.73827.664
debased (not pure)84.412120.958
pessimistic (not optimistic)84.35319.565
angry (not good-humored)84.37015.247
bold (not shy)84.257916.162
miserable (not joyful)84.29717.549
creepy (not disarming)84.12523.044
secretive (not open-book)84.121420.264
bad-cook (not good-cook)84.05422.532
suspicious (not awkward)83.912417.444
racist (not egalitarian)83.82718.843
suspicious (not trusting)83.718919.853
methodical (not astonishing)83.76619.360
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)83.65225.837
old (not young)83.514112.935
😬 (not 😏)83.52323.743
straight (not queer)83.328925.938
unfixable (not fixable)83.36017.553
two-faced (not one-faced)83.211529.953
corporate (not freelance)83.18223.453
cannibal (not vegan)83.110220.957
studious (not goof-off)83.034721.865
fighter (not lover)82.99820.945
🤐 (not 😜)82.47923.547
repetitive (not varied)82.32113.348
scientific (not artistic)82.218717.350
hard (not soft)82.219127.938
genocidal (not not genocidal)82.27619.335
picky (not always down)82.19919.319
weakass (not badass)81.94122.647
shallow (not deep)81.65919.949
decisive (not hesitant)81.532622.048
masculine (not feminine)81.445524.056
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)81.35323.448
extreme (not moderate)81.334523.252
dry (not moist)81.33727.052
historical (not modern)81.110420.347
distant (not touchy-feely)81.016720.628
machiavellian (not transparent)80.912926.724
apathetic (not curious)80.8528.038
factual (not poetic)80.711723.346
orderly (not chaotic)80.719926.250
dramatic (not comedic)80.628624.645
chortling (not giggling)80.49419.942
impatient (not patient)80.032122.149
ferocious (not pacifist)79.832825.841
vintage (not trendy)79.833722.746
presidential (not folksy)79.717624.053
motivated (not unmotivated)79.692823.727
master (not apprentice)79.444924.347
😭 (not 😀)79.36120.145
dominant (not submissive)79.254226.559
penny-pincher (not overspender)79.26826.842
builder (not explorer)78.96418.632
feisty (not gracious)78.737322.770
unemotional (not emotional)78.66525.625
rude (not respectful)78.518026.647
captain (not first-mate)78.536026.544
workaholic (not slacker)78.573626.461
careful (not brave)78.25617.733
mundane (not extraordinary)78.23821.247
jealous (not compersive)78.019122.644
sarcastic (not genuine)78.023623.973
haunted (not blissful)78.035722.461
theist (not atheist)77.87828.752
rich (not poor)77.744425.440
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.722324.242
deranged (not reasonable)77.620822.656
earth (not air)77.615424.440
practical (not imaginative)77.531226.253
off-key (not musical)77.510022.950
worldly (not innocent)77.349121.951
pensive (not serene)77.317519.537
barbaric (not civilized)77.110527.349
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)77.019730.452
Roman (not Greek)76.93124.247
tiresome (not interesting)76.93026.542
serious (not bold)76.611629.361
geriatric (not vibrant)76.62920.249
lost (not enlightened)76.416424.045
monotone (not expressive)76.19226.833
sorrowful (not cheery)76.128420.924
🤖 (not 👻)75.911328.746
classical (not avant-garde)75.817326.037
industrial (not domestic)75.710627.153
mischievous (not well behaved)75.753026.959
morning lark (not night owl)75.712324.659
foolish (not wise)75.618523.461
scrub (not legit)75.56228.146
winter (not summer)75.526230.228
🧕 (not 💃)75.44629.057
obsessed (not aloof)75.231729.149
private (not gregarious)75.236826.942
luddite (not technophile)75.19124.633
neurotypical (not autistic)75.043822.831
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)75.025233.041
ludicrous (not sensible)74.821726.643
predictable (not quirky)74.810727.632
sheltered (not street-smart)74.516626.943
moody (not stable)74.452328.739
utilitarian (not decorative)74.130628.760
driven (not unambitious)73.9111027.053
perverted (not clean)73.920926.353
fire (not water)73.850528.147
🛌 (not 🧗)73.713026.744
hunter (not gatherer)73.744132.943
traditional (not unorthodox)73.522035.550
not introspective (not introspective)73.37628.851
eloquent (not unpolished)73.155726.048
realistic (not fantastical)73.038930.436
sad (not happy)72.936722.446
cynical (not gullible)72.851231.027
refined (not rugged)72.643930.254
low-tech (not high-tech)72.531027.345
armoured (not vulnerable)72.451529.653
highbrow (not lowbrow)72.336232.231
stinky (not fresh)72.215031.942
persistent (not quitter)72.1140631.847
slothful (not active)72.06424.834
coordinated (not clumsy)71.875726.652
unfaithful (not devoted)71.88932.530
uninspiring (not charismatic)71.75629.052
hoarder (not unprepared)71.728227.442
crazy (not sane)71.738427.958
tailor (not blacksmith)71.744728.252
no-nonsense (not dramatic)71.627830.646
resistant (not resigned)71.557130.047
interrupting (not attentive)71.533831.138
short (not tall)71.426521.044
empirical (not theoretical)71.413429.152
stoic (not expressive)71.224728.648
ignorant (not knowledgeable)70.714629.661
🦇 (not 🐿)70.730035.645
Russian (not French)70.614431.254
frenzied (not sleepy)70.579222.845
valedictorian (not drop out)70.177929.255
logical (not emotional)70.132924.955
individualist (not communal)70.052333.968
literal (not metaphorical)69.936529.649
analysis (not common sense)69.840629.730
dorky (not cool)69.734324.836
insider (not outsider)69.616732.248
precise (not vague)69.464827.548
deviant (not average)69.359730.759
obedient (not rebellious)69.229030.143
neat (not messy)69.171434.054
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.078928.037
claustrophobic (not spelunker)69.011929.537
diligent (not lazy)68.5136428.536
whippersnapper (not sage)68.424528.734
reserved (not chatty)68.349124.338
ironic (not profound)68.026730.948
pack rat (not minimalist)67.925029.143
orange (not purple)67.925632.137
statist (not anarchist)67.738236.443
cat person (not dog person)67.543239.324
scandalous (not proper)67.456136.343
consistent (not variable)67.352828.856
self-disciplined (not disorganized)67.298929.938
contrarian (not yes-man)67.257330.734
reactive (not proactive)67.229629.032
oxymoron (not tautology)67.118229.219
believable (not poorly-written)67.0122428.958
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.061126.955
conspiracist (not sheeple)66.969031.144
libertarian (not socialist)66.824435.155
🐀 (not 🐘)66.831838.039
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)66.828037.655
🤡 (not 👽)66.725435.736
incompetent (not competent)66.614330.945
lewd (not tasteful)66.527328.554
lavish (not frugal)66.544832.753
triggered (not trolling)66.560934.446
alpha (not beta)66.484334.960
bad boy (not white knight)66.344333.428
asexual (not sexual)66.227232.432
traumatized (not flourishing)65.975431.242
concise (not long-winded)65.935625.927
weird (not normal)65.868330.148
confidential (not gossiping)65.892530.762
head@clouds (not down2earth)65.745737.338
sheriff (not outlaw)65.755839.942
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.695027.551
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.231830.539
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.253631.846
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.149532.934
exaggerating (not factual)65.158633.746
doer (not thinker)65.173630.762
unambiguous (not mysterious)65.053731.842
rational (not whimsical)64.869633.350
queen (not princess)64.881731.719
puny (not mighty)64.720033.743
🏌 (not 🤺)64.713435.553
charming (not trusting)64.656816.638
permanent (not transient)64.651831.135
🥾 (not 👟)64.549135.045
📉 (not 📈)64.514337.440
rock (not rap)64.4129429.128
high standards (not desperate)64.275433.959
skeptical (not spiritual)64.199734.958
Italian (not Swedish)64.050930.238
resolute (not wavering)63.991233.243
sturdy (not flimsy)63.894030.448
paranoid (not naive)63.571530.423
🐐 (not 🦒)63.466134.236
Pepsi (not Coke)63.416134.437
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)63.364429.950
ambitious (not realistic)63.375733.850
depressed (not bright)63.247624.545
bored (not interested)63.213129.232
animalistic (not human)63.123633.843
linear (not circular)63.037235.841
🧠 (not 💪)62.9104527.343
ranged (not melee)62.644330.743
nihilist (not existentialist)62.419637.036
🤫 (not 🤔)62.424836.439
vanilla (not kinky)62.358636.944
exhibitionist (not bashful)62.180532.041
indulgent (not sober)62.068534.451
direct (not roundabout)62.0103133.848
important (not irrelevant)62.0138531.948
tactful (not indiscreet)61.885329.441
prideful (not envious)61.8118839.653
rough (not smooth)61.658034.938
pronatalist (not child free)61.533731.533
hurried (not leisurely)61.369033.547
realist (not idealist)61.364531.338
cheesy (not chic)61.267727.329
self-assured (not self-conscious)61.0100138.070
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)60.951927.822
intellectual (not physical)60.5101228.240
anxious (not calm)60.484831.245
overachiever (not underachiever)60.3133333.853
subjective (not objective)59.746237.149
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)59.558137.253
extrovert (not introvert)59.485126.646
thick (not thin)59.349130.756
🏀 (not 🎨)59.356631.349
wooden (not plastic)59.3111437.535
sickly (not healthy)59.231232.647
experimental (not reliable)59.062132.949
pop (not indie)59.035530.326
never cries (not often crying)59.088235.831
unobservant (not perceptive)58.920428.746
awkward (not charming)58.448430.047
fortunate (not unlucky)58.459130.156
subdued (not exuberant)58.449332.455
nerd (not jock)58.395134.058
cautious (not impulsive)58.273534.639
radical (not centrist)58.177035.628
reclusive (not social)58.064125.948
🤣 (not 😊)58.050927.243
everyman (not chosen one)58.058232.035
loud (not quiet)57.984026.146
oblivious (not alert)57.943331.458
insecure (not confident)57.539336.454
disreputable (not prestigious)57.546136.636
dunce (not genius)57.138527.559
complicated (not simple)57.1118136.728
modest (not flamboyant)56.889331.758
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.733731.833
western (not eastern)56.7116631.736
extravagant (not thrifty)56.674137.041
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.595634.023
twitchy (not still)56.3100032.955
backdoor (not official)56.286239.141
tame (not wild)55.962831.669
resourceful (not helpless)55.8152932.458
literary (not mathematical)55.7102331.244
edgy (not politically correct)55.496234.058
pro (not noob)55.4135931.939
slugabed (not go-getter)55.416631.937
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.350027.842
freak (not normie)55.293033.552
shy (not playful)55.139729.036
high IQ (not low IQ)55.0152527.656
🐩 (not 🐒)54.789836.536
mild (not spicy)54.560431.645
emancipated (not enslaved)54.5131531.542
muddy (not washed)54.458934.624
arcane (not mainstream)54.399334.536
codependent (not independent)54.256537.751
cryptic (not straightforward)53.840234.939
macho (not metrosexual)53.760829.849
slovenly (not stylish)53.559034.344
opinionated (not jealous)53.5146237.725
frank (not sugarcoated)53.5144935.926
patriotic (not unpatriotic)53.4134436.242
lustful (not chaste)53.2102635.939
instinctual (not reasoned)53.1102431.447
slow (not fast)52.642430.349
goth (not flower child)52.565429.615
involved (not remote)52.4147632.253
generalist (not specialist)52.454633.448
urban (not rural)52.4133633.451
efficient (not overprepared)52.4146132.046
philosophical (not real)52.251832.054
scholarly (not crafty)52.272438.438
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.196632.560
mature (not juvenile)52.1104133.361
hedonist (not monastic)52.1104633.938
zany (not regular)52.1106933.532
deep (not epic)52.087325.122
German (not English)51.919633.753
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)51.896831.951
heathen (not devout)51.682435.647
plays hard (not works hard)51.359537.152
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)51.2133135.439
rustic (not cultured)50.969329.828

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 (0.888)
  3. Cal Hockley (0.887)
  4. Coriolanus Snow (0.872)
  5. Chef Skinner (0.871)
  6. Father Faustus Blackwood (0.869)
  7. Mr. Burns (0.864)
  8. Alexander Conklin (0.86)
  9. Major Arnold Toht (0.857)
  10. Lord Business (0.851)
  1. Bumblebee (-0.704)
  2. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.686)
  3. Aang (-0.676)
  4. Olaf (-0.671)
  5. Dory (-0.666)
  6. Kaylee Frye (-0.664)
  7. Chien-Po (-0.66)
  8. Hilda Spellman (-0.655)
  9. Aimee Gibbs (-0.65)
  10. Luna Lovegood (-0.647)

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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