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Byron Hadley Descriptive Personality Statistics

Byron Hadley 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
cocky (not timid)94.4258.031
insulting (not complimentary)93.4713.536
intense (not lighthearted)93.03210.459
punchable (not loveable)92.6319.852
physical (not intellectual)92.088.948
angry (not good-humored)91.91210.739
sexist (not feminist)91.32713.439
strict (not lenient)91.24310.951
antagonist (not protagonist)91.21312.035
masculine (not feminine)91.112417.445
💩 (not 🌟)91.11511.045
jock (not nerd)91.12116.450
conservative (not liberal)90.8817.543
mad (not glad)90.42611.360
🐴 (not 🦄)90.3915.855
bold (not shy)90.22518.733
fearmongering (not reassuring)90.02618.424
close-minded (not open-minded)89.82514.556
🏀 (not 🎨)89.83214.738
hard (not soft)89.64216.740
quarrelsome (not warm)89.58317.348
entitled (not grateful)89.59112.840
fighter (not lover)89.52914.645
demanding (not unchallenging)89.412617.948
tense (not relaxed)89.210715.439
impatient (not patient)89.27512.735
bitter (not sweet)89.16410.642
authoritarian (not democratic)89.05718.147
doer (not thinker)89.02011.556
bossy (not meek)88.916320.038
judgemental (not accepting)88.910217.545
conventional (not creative)88.71312.754
cruel (not kind)88.56014.960
stubborn (not accommodating)88.515822.443
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)88.32213.945
rude (not respectful)88.15415.642
cannibal (not vegan)88.04612.745
competitive (not cooperative)87.920516.948
privileged (not oppressed)87.715917.465
debased (not pure)87.67015.260
concrete (not abstract)87.61417.954
businesslike (not chivalrous)87.64415.448
serious (not playful)87.511817.052
guarded (not open)87.515715.030
poisonous (not nurturing)87.510319.726
moody (not stable)87.112514.733
humorless (not funny)86.92615.857
rigid (not flexible)86.86017.348
racist (not egalitarian)86.81616.455
money-focused (not love-focused)86.88615.829
assertive (not passive)86.617217.249
monochrome (not multicolored)86.63116.337
villainous (not heroic)86.57116.349
loud (not quiet)86.417119.166
arrogant (not humble)86.220614.831
🥾 (not 👟)86.26522.342
cold (not warm)86.110719.936
🙃 (not 🥰)86.14421.254
biased (not impartial)86.06618.741
offended (not chill)86.08416.451
stingy (not generous)85.97718.841
💀 (not 🎃)85.86212.950
fire (not water)85.816116.537
💔 (not 💝)85.64018.028
extreme (not moderate)85.421819.264
😈 (not 😇)85.414315.451
soulless (not soulful)85.35815.154
psychopath (not empath)85.311318.547
demonic (not angelic)85.19914.432
basic (not hipster)85.14317.938
literal (not metaphorical)85.12414.754
cringeworthy (not inspiring)85.14313.059
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)85.03719.432
hunter (not gatherer)84.915520.152
gloomy (not sunny)84.810217.560
direct (not roundabout)84.715921.732
pretentious (not unassuming)84.711621.843
tight (not loose)84.711320.857
uncreative (not open to new experinces)84.62319.856
shallow (not deep)84.6369.860
opinionated (not neutral)84.639718.548
interrupting (not attentive)84.59621.153
miserable (not joyful)84.49220.235
ferocious (not pacifist)84.320521.241
feisty (not gracious)84.217018.052
dominant (not submissive)84.137123.355
hard (not soft)84.115021.552
predictable (not quirky)84.0819.228
off-key (not musical)83.91817.461
receiving (not giving)83.910617.735
jaded (not innocent)83.821312.726
💪 (not 🧠)83.76020.255
vain (not demure)83.511315.449
salacious (not wholesome)83.411718.839
🐷 (not 🐮)83.22423.751
barbaric (not civilized)83.14819.854
rough (not smooth)83.16418.953
frank (not sugarcoated)83.024323.932
vengeful (not forgiving)82.924116.955
selfish (not altruistic)82.819519.059
practical (not imaginative)82.814620.640
uninspiring (not charismatic)82.8523.158
creepy (not disarming)82.54218.756
chortling (not giggling)82.55415.746
bad-cook (not good-cook)82.56520.532
low-tech (not high-tech)82.47515.845
dramatic (not comedic)82.422118.537
dispassionate (not romantic)82.33721.951
instinctual (not reasoned)82.311919.743
utilitarian (not decorative)82.17323.253
🤐 (not 😜)82.18420.640
hypocritical (not equitable)81.910520.953
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)81.84821.749
suspicious (not trusting)81.823818.242
work-first (not family-first)81.722321.853
political (not nonpolitical)81.715721.036
🤖 (not 👻)81.64423.347
🥴 (not 🥳)81.45319.945
trash (not treasure)81.35724.549
perverted (not clean)81.310421.141
suspicious (not awkward)81.219919.040
rustic (not cultured)81.14816.528
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)81.08821.241
vintage (not trendy)81.028220.540
factual (not poetic)80.911218.751
deranged (not reasonable)80.914320.156
jealous (not compersive)80.814121.041
gendered (not androgynous)80.753030.740
nihilist (not existentialist)80.7519.130
Roman (not Greek)80.51120.240
impulsive (not cautious)80.425825.837
macho (not metrosexual)80.07825.743
on-time (not tardy)80.044226.255
repetitive (not varied)79.94720.046
genocidal (not not genocidal)79.79422.125
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.612922.643
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.318821.945
frenzied (not sleepy)79.329313.349
sheriff (not outlaw)79.222430.037
armoured (not vulnerable)78.927426.471
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)78.922320.861
linear (not circular)78.92324.540
picky (not always down)78.816223.922
not introspective (not introspective)78.83121.837
Russian (not French)78.85518.641
cunning (not honorable)78.720821.556
lost (not enlightened)78.711122.446
decisive (not hesitant)78.543923.931
sporty (not bookish)78.521419.842
crazy (not sane)78.422521.546
haunted (not blissful)78.434521.764
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.236424.954
obedient (not rebellious)77.912123.838
foolish (not wise)77.714318.357
ignorant (not knowledgeable)77.77424.446
provincial (not cosmopolitan)77.48226.649
lewd (not tasteful)77.410622.637
skeptical (not spiritual)77.342325.851
obsessed (not aloof)77.226223.740
dry (not moist)77.19223.036
dunce (not genius)77.07117.548
straightforward (not cryptic)77.021927.550
corporate (not freelance)77.018228.540
distant (not touchy-feely)77.027228.020
🤑 (not 🤠)76.919927.346
mundane (not extraordinary)76.85018.453
depressed (not bright)76.813122.528
sorrowful (not cheery)76.825920.244
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.642327.145
real (not philosophical)76.619120.363
never cries (not often crying)76.335424.432
unfixable (not fixable)76.212925.249
resolute (not wavering)76.235723.434
😭 (not 😀)76.011321.668
😬 (not 😏)75.89626.850
classical (not avant-garde)75.717925.529
disreputable (not prestigious)75.513426.531
builder (not explorer)75.411015.945
formal (not intimate)75.423229.353
non-gamer (not gamer)75.335533.243
triggered (not trolling)75.216731.958
worldly (not innocent)75.157221.652
historical (not modern)74.923424.436
scientific (not artistic)74.737321.047
repulsive (not attractive)74.711526.455
sarcastic (not genuine)74.731125.665
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.420925.849
tiresome (not interesting)74.45026.630
empirical (not theoretical)74.36527.847
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.341027.661
ludicrous (not sensible)74.222524.842
serious (not bold)74.116027.665
pensive (not serene)74.133625.842
manicured (not scruffy)73.970623.048
🐀 (not 🐘)73.916029.336
rock (not rap)73.870127.634
OCD (not ADHD)73.543223.125
earth (not air)73.528828.327
involved (not remote)73.449226.829
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.344624.038
alpha (not beta)73.264033.363
luddite (not technophile)73.112327.836
traditional (not unorthodox)73.123230.545
workaholic (not slacker)73.195929.865
ugly (not beautiful)73.07823.449
extrovert (not introvert)72.846323.441
sad (not happy)72.837525.841
edgy (not politically correct)72.841024.559
statist (not anarchist)72.820429.040
coordinated (not clumsy)72.473626.942
hurried (not leisurely)72.323921.043
animalistic (not human)72.29926.949
straight (not queer)72.279232.948
focused on the present (not focused on the future)72.116526.355
spicy (not mild)72.156228.553
tall (not short)71.946325.958
orderly (not chaotic)71.848831.841
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.855428.243
precise (not vague)71.754427.240
traumatized (not flourishing)71.652423.448
blacksmith (not tailor)71.624128.132
wild (not tame)71.461527.664
bad boy (not white knight)71.434731.123
dog person (not cat person)71.331828.229
persistent (not quitter)71.2144929.545
anxious (not calm)71.147722.835
pointed (not random)71.180831.127
ironic (not profound)70.519322.947
cheesy (not chic)70.537527.320
low IQ (not high IQ)70.49522.965
methodical (not astonishing)70.345022.241
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.346424.935
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)70.121431.355
self-disciplined (not disorganized)70.190130.853
exaggerating (not factual)70.147028.239
prudish (not flirtatious)70.026324.523
🧐 (not 😎)69.931031.853
pop (not indie)69.616124.729
neurotypical (not autistic)69.576131.431
stinky (not fresh)69.518529.255
twitchy (not still)69.452529.847
sturdy (not flimsy)69.373133.544
motivated (not unmotivated)69.0135729.740
scandalous (not proper)68.951930.641
exhibitionist (not bashful)68.953129.447
apathetic (not curious)68.88329.236
secretive (not open-book)68.371528.967
presidential (not folksy)68.252027.448
everyman (not chosen one)68.226435.133
neat (not messy)68.174230.545
rich (not poor)67.968025.042
whippersnapper (not sage)67.826427.653
🥶 (not 🥵)67.823832.839
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)67.726736.744
no-nonsense (not dramatic)67.638635.031
mischievous (not well behaved)67.573830.154
machiavellian (not transparent)67.542835.222
reactive (not proactive)67.329230.929
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.243730.939
juvenile (not mature)67.141726.856
unobservant (not perceptive)66.911327.148
incompetent (not competent)66.614324.541
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.633425.029
realist (not idealist)66.446134.458
studious (not goof-off)66.494530.752
permanent (not transient)66.245532.227
active (not slothful)66.1124822.436
individualist (not communal)66.162835.449
industrial (not domestic)66.037533.250
wooden (not plastic)66.076834.927
driven (not unambitious)65.8143729.552
emotional (not logical)65.758234.351
thick (not thin)65.734927.754
playful (not shy)65.693419.139
orange (not purple)65.333730.547
pronatalist (not child free)65.325334.035
🤡 (not 👽)65.328432.334
two-faced (not one-faced)65.337134.556
believable (not poorly-written)65.2132725.962
regular (not zany)65.128027.935
🧗 (not 🛌)65.081327.743
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.853336.547
paranoid (not naive)64.865933.722
hedonist (not monastic)64.745230.731
🦇 (not 🐿)64.643831.844
📉 (not 📈)64.614034.744
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.5101027.833
scrub (not legit)64.216432.437
preppy (not punk rock)64.278835.350
prideful (not envious)64.1105333.743
diligent (not lazy)63.8147825.455
awkward (not charming)63.735520.846
ambitious (not realistic)63.375732.349
🤺 (not 🏌)63.2105037.345
insider (not outsider)63.134931.250
melee (not ranged)63.123533.737
winter (not summer)63.156633.528
epic (not deep)63.044524.124
🐐 (not 🦒)62.968829.346
drop out (not valedictorian)62.841728.240
🧕 (not 💃)62.625727.536
simple (not complicated)62.524330.242
unpolished (not eloquent)62.542626.125
goth (not flower child)62.241526.324
traitorous (not loyal)62.027329.246
indulgent (not sober)61.869532.250
alert (not oblivious)61.699531.045
flamboyant (not modest)61.363934.050
stoic (not expressive)60.950332.241
cynical (not gullible)60.994432.223
slovenly (not stylish)60.640326.237
stoic (not hypochondriac)60.678435.830
🎩 (not 🧢)60.576733.639
healthy (not sickly)60.4116435.034
helpless (not resourceful)60.415528.537
oxymoron (not tautology)60.457029.718
muddy (not washed)60.142531.231
indiscreet (not tactful)59.933634.338
geriatric (not vibrant)59.927132.845
princess (not queen)59.845035.732
fast-talking (not slow-talking)59.794628.657
🐒 (not 🐩)59.557435.445
rugged (not refined)59.362732.545
yes-man (not contrarian)59.336633.224
morning lark (not night owl)59.245835.948
deviant (not average)59.293834.754
opinionated (not jealous)59.2125539.226
realistic (not fantastical)59.186330.135
unfaithful (not devoted)59.120031.128
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.198027.228
western (not eastern)58.8102436.234
mathematical (not literary)58.746926.035
German (not English)58.410135.348
pack rat (not minimalist)58.354029.338
sheltered (not street-smart)58.152734.536
young (not old)57.9106222.653
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.838136.230
resistant (not resigned)57.8134633.640
codependent (not independent)57.848232.245
crafty (not scholarly)57.595933.743
🤣 (not 😊)57.552429.743
exuberant (not subdued)57.293732.547
lustful (not chaste)57.188033.430
vanilla (not kinky)57.075032.850
weakass (not badass)56.936235.941
fortunate (not unlucky)56.864827.252
rational (not whimsical)56.896831.542
insecure (not confident)56.840433.643
noob (not pro)56.832932.050
works hard (not plays hard)56.7116629.633
unprepared (not hoarder)55.950127.943
slow (not fast)55.735028.038
important (not irrelevant)55.7153629.045
mighty (not puny)55.5127434.137
objective (not subjective)55.465737.439
overachiever (not underachiever)55.4145731.538
atheist (not theist)55.2105937.737
weird (not normal)55.1104029.834
bored (not interested)55.127731.236
apprentice (not master)55.054932.145
reclusive (not social)55.071427.741
experimental (not reliable)55.071132.956
private (not gregarious)54.9111830.039
high standards (not desperate)54.9108435.654
mainstream (not arcane)54.859635.043
concise (not long-winded)54.781832.619
first-mate (not captain)54.687034.440
Italian (not Swedish)54.387735.332
efficient (not overprepared)54.3138030.954
sexual (not asexual)54.3123431.533
go-getter (not slugabed)54.0163332.244
generalist (not specialist)53.948530.836
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)53.884332.548
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.8125635.533
rural (not urban)53.747233.026
extravagant (not thrifty)53.782331.839
gossiping (not confidential)53.655133.866
heathen (not devout)53.574832.344
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)53.552432.651
reserved (not chatty)53.490229.743
backdoor (not official)53.496133.735
unemotional (not emotional)53.444338.030
careful (not brave)53.357028.852
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.396432.239
enslaved (not emancipated)53.240034.745
normie (not freak)53.277134.759
dorky (not cool)52.578927.352
Coke (not Pepsi)52.592134.942
radical (not centrist)52.5100736.520
consistent (not variable)52.2117832.051
libertarian (not socialist)51.8110936.645
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)51.897233.038
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.586632.828
common sense (not analysis)51.573129.830
lavish (not frugal)51.284331.041
🤔 (not 🤫)51.2119736.440
expressive (not monotone)51.2120633.726
head@clouds (not down2earth)50.887034.738
trusting (not charming)50.288727.727
spelunker (not claustrophobic)50.4129432.925

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Principal Vernon (0.89)
  2. Tom Buchanan (0.882)
  3. William Rawls (0.846)
  4. Cal Hockley (0.838)
  5. Samuel Norton (0.836)
  6. Lieutenant Schrank (0.834)
  7. Stannis Baratheon (0.831)
  8. Brad Bellick (0.83)
  9. Chef Skinner (0.818)
  10. Lord Business (0.805)
  1. Luna Lovegood (-0.699)
  2. Hilda Spellman (-0.69)
  3. Chien-Po (-0.686)
  4. William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (-0.647)
  5. Iroh (-0.635)
  6. Beth March (-0.632)
  7. Mamá Coco (-0.626)
  8. Debora (-0.622)
  9. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (-0.619)
  10. Georgiana Darcy (-0.614)

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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