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Heywood Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Heywood 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
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)86.08914.542
poor (not rich)85.14816.743
side character (not main character)85.19914.716
🥾 (not 👟)83.89318.135
drop out (not valedictorian)81.710022.235
rustic (not cultured)81.64112.725
folksy (not presidential)80.68915.429
western (not eastern)80.16919.226
first-mate (not captain)78.725820.441
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)78.312122.241
vintage (not trendy)78.341617.626
cannibal (not vegan)78.219420.927
luddite (not technophile)78.25120.728
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)77.919827.630
street-smart (not sheltered)77.842620.238
everyman (not chosen one)77.77021.027
reactive (not proactive)77.55922.331
outlaw (not sheriff)77.234517.832
low-tech (not high-tech)76.720321.945
real (not philosophical)76.221317.836
unpolished (not eloquent)76.116423.336
rugged (not refined)76.025023.052
rock (not rap)76.054325.024
impatient (not patient)75.546519.328
twitchy (not still)75.532021.552
💪 (not 🧠)75.314721.955
backdoor (not official)74.926720.626
scruffy (not manicured)74.628818.934
sexist (not feminist)74.621621.229
ADHD (not OCD)73.821020.431
dunce (not genius)73.411221.055
muddy (not washed)73.316315.625
physical (not intellectual)73.223526.337
edgy (not politically correct)73.040821.350
🐒 (not 🐩)72.821026.840
🧢 (not 🎩)72.636823.041
utilitarian (not decorative)72.538919.525
🤠 (not 🤑)72.545226.142
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.457523.826
chaotic (not orderly)72.343426.140
skeptical (not spiritual)72.267220.345
freelance (not corporate)72.256122.840
low IQ (not high IQ)71.97322.034
jaded (not innocent)71.966620.219
feisty (not gracious)71.865523.641
interrupting (not attentive)71.833519.226
exaggerating (not factual)71.743725.735
🐴 (not 🦄)71.640727.326
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.532723.041
rural (not urban)71.418124.434
stinky (not fresh)71.117119.334
desperate (not high standards)71.120818.645
unlucky (not fortunate)70.833218.541
rough (not smooth)70.832720.935
🤡 (not 👽)70.619021.936
foolish (not wise)70.527218.055
jock (not nerd)70.537222.737
traumatized (not flourishing)70.460614.942
gendered (not androgynous)70.2118930.037
flower child (not goth)70.262914.524
loyal (not traitorous)70.2114019.632
indulgent (not sober)70.247220.741
not genocidal (not genocidal)70.190824.626
masculine (not feminine)69.880226.042
blacksmith (not tailor)69.829325.930
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.771426.950
crafty (not scholarly)69.658620.536
doer (not thinker)69.358529.530
opinionated (not neutral)69.3120222.041
unprepared (not hoarder)69.213522.938
juvenile (not mature)69.038422.949
lost (not enlightened)69.036823.733
generalist (not specialist)68.85122.230
mischievous (not well behaved)68.772024.351
vague (not precise)68.713021.833
straightforward (not cryptic)68.663625.759
thrifty (not extravagant)68.637022.835
lowbrow (not highbrow)68.415223.126
enslaved (not emancipated)68.411020.532
not introspective (not introspective)68.314624.846
literal (not metaphorical)68.145925.346
ignorant (not knowledgeable)68.118524.452
lenient (not strict)68.041224.146
frugal (not lavish)68.046125.825
frank (not sugarcoated)68.093826.522
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.957120.944
tardy (not on-time)67.831125.337
indie (not pop)67.862923.823
believable (not poorly-written)67.7122923.144
child free (not pronatalist)67.563324.025
messy (not neat)67.539022.145
whimsical (not rational)67.438623.843
goof-off (not studious)67.436927.857
apprentice (not master)67.330024.333
lewd (not tasteful)67.226020.153
simple (not complicated)67.115326.947
slovenly (not stylish)67.027722.744
builder (not explorer)66.836820.840
🐀 (not 🐘)66.733125.433
extrovert (not introvert)66.566023.946
off-key (not musical)66.542024.443
disreputable (not prestigious)66.427627.231
yes-man (not contrarian)66.120225.926
guarded (not open)65.9104524.835
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)65.661825.429
one-faced (not two-faced)65.692028.640
💃 (not 🧕)65.583026.737
unassuming (not pretentious)65.430328.444
anxious (not calm)65.370021.143
social (not reclusive)65.062526.337
common sense (not analysis)65.019622.328
instinctual (not reasoned)64.965625.032
moody (not stable)64.886625.835
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.852428.826
cringeworthy (not inspiring)64.740525.034
slow (not fast)64.517826.345
practical (not imaginative)64.481424.434
biased (not impartial)64.486524.428
playful (not shy)64.399122.442
cocky (not timid)64.3106424.837
underachiever (not overachiever)64.216826.627
bad boy (not white knight)64.150318.325
factual (not poetic)64.165324.039
scandalous (not proper)64.066426.241
ironic (not profound)63.943123.038
loud (not quiet)63.872726.432
anarchist (not statist)63.849426.224
stuttering (not rhythmic)63.822023.733
wooden (not plastic)63.892926.825
cheesy (not chic)63.860127.431
earth (not air)63.775729.749
emotional (not unemotional)63.7104525.229
artistic (not scientific)63.660326.044
slacker (not workaholic)63.626426.636
sporty (not bookish)63.549426.645
soulful (not soulless)63.5122122.535
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)63.541225.829
🐿 (not 🦇)63.473430.225
jealous (not compersive)63.156528.438
intimate (not formal)63.058321.342
chortling (not giggling)63.081528.236
tense (not relaxed)62.9125328.943
beta (not alpha)62.945129.335
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.994519.429
disorganized (not self-disciplined)62.834326.828
wild (not tame)62.889224.450
indiscreet (not tactful)62.829223.031
historical (not modern)62.654924.540
stubborn (not accommodating)62.6116328.933
😎 (not 🧐)62.573425.544
spontaneous (not scheduled)62.461625.137
extreme (not moderate)62.492425.542
incompetent (not competent)62.119721.729
shallow (not deep)62.135026.347
weird (not normal)62.082523.137
provincial (not cosmopolitan)62.045130.329
crazy (not sane)62.066829.325
playful (not serious)61.951227.043
insulting (not complimentary)61.958026.237
efficient (not overprepared)61.996022.040
frenzied (not sleepy)61.9130422.246
non-gamer (not gamer)61.987632.828
monochrome (not multicolored)61.860930.937
🤔 (not 🤫)61.866229.128
gullible (not cynical)61.639723.028
insecure (not confident)61.532730.139
industrial (not domestic)61.556629.537
🐐 (not 🦒)61.581026.531
Swedish (not Italian)61.549524.127
oppressed (not privileged)61.441029.740
fighter (not lover)61.467626.243
centrist (not radical)61.437028.423
bad-cook (not good-cook)61.357226.524
pensive (not serene)61.3118625.534
empirical (not theoretical)61.152727.635
whippersnapper (not sage)61.153027.333
haunted (not blissful)61.1104826.142
conventional (not creative)61.055727.037
salacious (not wholesome)60.958429.936
loose (not tight)60.839627.346
transparent (not machiavellian)60.861130.732
clumsy (not coordinated)60.643526.733
mundane (not extraordinary)60.627426.049
night owl (not morning lark)60.689126.333
depressed (not bright)60.558618.543
aloof (not obsessed)60.415225.332
dog person (not cat person)60.465229.832
good-humored (not angry)60.284727.735
funny (not humorless)60.188722.642
oblivious (not alert)60.139925.846
literary (not mathematical)60.088625.328
unobservant (not perceptive)60.019728.539
oxymoron (not tautology)59.956525.715
receiving (not giving)59.953826.426
motivated (not unmotivated)59.9166324.720
orange (not purple)59.857425.746
neurotypical (not autistic)59.8125923.641
🏀 (not 🎨)59.857430.542
arrogant (not humble)59.785029.433
quarrelsome (not warm)59.782121.358
straight (not queer)59.7130530.833
mad (not glad)59.783022.528
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)59.770626.326
basic (not hipster)59.686528.843
active (not slothful)59.6150625.734
democratic (not authoritarian)59.582027.840
resistant (not resigned)59.5131029.034
emotional (not logical)59.483325.139
concrete (not abstract)59.486327.448
Russian (not French)59.440829.124
impulsive (not cautious)59.377031.432
ludicrous (not sensible)59.354727.527
kind (not cruel)59.3128424.141
sad (not happy)59.396720.729
repetitive (not varied)59.378524.042
leisurely (not hurried)59.245430.750
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.176223.550
methodical (not astonishing)59.093525.940
stingy (not generous)59.052825.540
distant (not touchy-feely)59.084425.933
subdued (not exuberant)58.949327.240
melee (not ranged)58.936925.441
hesitant (not decisive)58.834925.639
tall (not short)58.791423.864
random (not pointed)58.733230.527
puny (not mighty)58.633922.539
devoted (not unfaithful)58.6152728.625
miserable (not joyful)58.596625.634
open-book (not secretive)58.347829.945
judgemental (not accepting)58.279927.433
worldly (not innocent)58.1120625.462
spontaneous (not deliberate)58.155528.730
perverted (not clean)58.150523.537
meek (not bossy)58.044125.042
summer (not winter)58.078930.524
persistent (not quitter)57.9181326.633
envious (not prideful)57.916925.734
chivalrous (not businesslike)57.973426.829
gregarious (not private)57.853628.037
wavering (not resolute)57.627520.636
weakass (not badass)57.636225.631
predictable (not quirky)57.663826.921
dorky (not cool)57.567727.438
paranoid (not naive)57.596525.433
always down (not picky)57.545528.328
chatty (not reserved)57.482628.135
bold (not serious)57.487124.644
subjective (not objective)57.364627.232
submissive (not dominant)57.252025.338
expressive (not stoic)57.199126.843
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.184227.739
🤺 (not 🏌)57.1130725.443
realistic (not ambitious)57.152332.339
📈 (not 📉)57.0117131.427
flexible (not rigid)56.962922.327
long-winded (not concise)56.962126.827
sexual (not asexual)56.8119528.242
pack rat (not minimalist)56.759525.326
treasure (not trash)56.7149026.849
fixable (not unfixable)56.7103326.844
traditional (not unorthodox)56.670228.330
vibrant (not geriatric)56.6123824.743
ugly (not beautiful)56.427824.448
princess (not queen)56.456628.319
suspicious (not trusting)56.393426.938
realist (not idealist)56.383927.941
gloomy (not sunny)56.395329.341
self-conscious (not self-assured)56.241824.743
communal (not individualist)56.252125.436
consistent (not variable)56.2103025.326
punk rock (not preppy)56.269429.740
selfish (not altruistic)56.171124.237
English (not German)56.1164928.843
macho (not metrosexual)56.155228.644
helpless (not resourceful)56.021623.744
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.979231.734
direct (not roundabout)55.9127726.426
pessimistic (not optimistic)55.982128.729
unambitious (not driven)55.911525.234
involved (not remote)55.8139922.332
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)55.845822.127
nonpolitical (not political)55.761827.428
hard (not soft)55.796221.930
charismatic (not uninspiring)55.7151528.350
equitable (not hypocritical)55.791224.740
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.794528.932
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)55.763230.440
🛌 (not 🧗)55.753029.935
Roman (not Greek)55.771125.430
🎃 (not 💀)55.775829.032
codependent (not independent)55.655929.025
dramatic (not no-nonsense)55.691129.241
🥵 (not 🥶)55.693526.132
normie (not freak)55.671824.639
awkward (not charming)55.458426.346
😬 (not 😏)55.462428.429
heroic (not villainous)55.3138722.635
barbaric (not civilized)55.351422.535
poisonous (not nurturing)55.363725.240
scrub (not legit)55.330827.642
competitive (not cooperative)55.2111924.928
modest (not flamboyant)55.296329.156
hedonist (not monastic)55.290722.123
cold (not warm)55.176626.839
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)55.176228.135
realistic (not fantastical)55.1103826.535
vengeful (not forgiving)54.986428.440
gossiping (not confidential)54.954333.038
🤣 (not 😊)54.961331.437
sturdy (not flimsy)54.9128624.840
ferocious (not pacifist)54.8110228.731
spicy (not mild)54.8115830.233
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.7110727.142
offended (not chill)54.7100626.742
bold (not shy)54.6162627.638
🙃 (not 🥰)54.677828.134
👻 (not 🤖)54.690228.045
epic (not deep)54.681325.641
heathen (not devout)54.572622.624
sorrowful (not cheery)54.4109723.630
lazy (not diligent)54.420725.532
bitter (not sweet)54.486322.643
close-minded (not open-minded)54.462126.432
interested (not bored)54.4143427.034
experimental (not reliable)54.376828.043
racist (not egalitarian)54.227430.543
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)54.1111224.940
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.146628.529
grateful (not entitled)54.189228.344
vain (not demure)54.089427.539
romantic (not dispassionate)54.0134122.931
intense (not lighthearted)54.0129431.147
cunning (not honorable)53.970525.444
suspicious (not awkward)53.9120026.831
triggered (not trolling)53.9131326.637
comedic (not dramatic)53.951931.244
never cries (not often crying)53.9105331.821
passive (not assertive)53.844326.134
permanent (not transient)53.8101326.025
expressive (not monotone)53.8117324.025
😈 (not 😇)53.785024.537
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.7120127.542
low self esteem (not narcissistic)53.466230.245
careful (not brave)53.357624.638
classical (not avant-garde)53.3105329.626
hypochondriac (not stoic)53.364030.130
kinky (not vanilla)53.291527.737
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.242929.039
psychopath (not empath)53.266327.348
unchallenging (not demanding)53.136633.436
curious (not apathetic)53.0146123.826
debased (not pure)53.084528.933
healthy (not sickly)53.0143724.040
human (not animalistic)53.0142024.531
armoured (not vulnerable)52.9118426.337
theist (not atheist)52.868127.532
linear (not circular)52.891226.731
thin (not thick)52.6115922.545
irrelevant (not important)52.624723.454
family-first (not work-first)52.598923.242
🥴 (not 🥳)52.4110325.649
punchable (not loveable)52.463829.433
demonic (not angelic)52.379120.431
noob (not pro)52.344623.027
conservative (not liberal)52.363326.338
water (not fire)52.371131.433
lustful (not chaste)52.2108825.228
deviant (not average)52.2121526.543
regular (not zany)52.278825.636
antagonist (not protagonist)52.247528.220
arcane (not mainstream)52.1112527.030
charming (not trusting)52.0103124.931
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.0125927.630
Coke (not Pepsi)52.099133.345
fearmongering (not reassuring)52.073928.335
repulsive (not attractive)51.943127.446
plays hard (not works hard)51.860323.033
hard (not soft)51.8106920.226
love-focused (not money-focused)51.8132924.824
libertarian (not socialist)51.7115430.933
🌟 (not 💩)51.7151131.536
🐮 (not 🐷)51.7127527.628
rude (not respectful)51.674225.838
genuine (not sarcastic)51.6101929.247
slugabed (not go-getter)51.621823.827
😜 (not 🤐)51.492029.437
down2earth (not head@clouds)51.3105131.537
creepy (not disarming)51.350425.440
😭 (not 😀)51.297826.045
hunter (not gatherer)51.1107130.840
rebellious (not obedient)51.0124526.250
opinionated (not jealous)51.0159729.726
interesting (not tiresome)50.9153825.336
reasonable (not deranged)50.1118622.227
💝 (not 💔)50.9106326.935
dry (not moist)50.1102023.933
old (not young)50.374419.949
outsider (not insider)50.4108628.239
conspiracist (not sheeple)50.6143228.225
existentialist (not nihilist)50.6138725.834
flirtatious (not prudish)50.5112029.732

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Yao (0.725)
  2. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (0.718)
  3. Tommy (0.699)
  4. Nick Sobotka (0.685)
  5. Tuco (0.676)
  6. Nelson Muntz (0.662)
  7. Eric O'Bannon (0.657)
  8. Barney Gumble (0.654)
  9. Kevin Rayburn (0.648)
  10. Arthur Shelby (0.646)
  1. Princess Celestia (-0.537)
  2. Professor X (-0.512)
  3. Astrid Leong-Teo (-0.493)
  4. Don Shirley (-0.48)
  5. Fleur Delacour (-0.477)
  6. Carlisle Cullen (-0.466)
  7. Dr. Strange (-0.458)
  8. Twilight Sparkle (-0.453)
  9. Lady Jessica (-0.434)
  10. Mel Medarda (-0.428)

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

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


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