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Byron Hadley 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. 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
masculine (not feminine)96.0107.527
intense (not lighthearted)93.7256.036
punchable (not loveable)93.4238.939
serious (not playful)93.2168.430
physical (not intellectual)93.277.432
mad (not glad)92.799.643
strict (not lenient)92.5299.226
insulting (not complimentary)92.01614.928
close-minded (not open-minded)91.71014.039
competitive (not cooperative)90.9859.836
quarrelsome (not warm)90.95017.233
bossy (not meek)90.79218.231
poisonous (not nurturing)90.6369.614
cold (not warm)90.23510.526
💩 (not 🌟)90.01810.026
jock (not nerd)89.91818.238
conventional (not creative)89.81112.439
hard (not soft)89.83117.727
sexist (not feminist)89.61914.425
biased (not impartial)89.52112.825
angry (not good-humored)89.52011.428
🐴 (not 🦄)89.41216.940
tense (not relaxed)89.37316.527
rude (not respectful)89.12811.327
bold (not shy)88.92438.324
cruel (not kind)88.94717.236
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)88.61712.531
miserable (not joyful)88.6279.618
bitter (not sweet)88.35810.427
gendered (not androgynous)88.310023.626
impatient (not patient)88.37013.626
💪 (not 🧠)88.11714.334
authoritarian (not democratic)88.15519.427
loud (not quiet)88.010116.042
privileged (not oppressed)88.012816.444
demonic (not angelic)87.65111.125
hypocritical (not equitable)87.62417.836
judgemental (not accepting)87.59617.833
concrete (not abstract)87.51110.329
feisty (not gracious)87.46716.434
debased (not pure)87.35312.639
hard (not soft)87.27817.433
cannibal (not vegan)87.24912.934
humorless (not funny)87.01914.038
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)86.92217.625
impulsive (not cautious)86.99822.027
dispassionate (not romantic)86.91016.631
🙃 (not 🥰)86.82718.343
monochrome (not multicolored)86.72311.428
barbaric (not civilized)86.62115.631
😈 (not 😇)86.68212.832
rigid (not flexible)86.65217.036
villainous (not heroic)86.55214.528
racist (not egalitarian)86.51014.539
conservative (not liberal)86.43422.634
🥾 (not 👟)86.44024.130
arrogant (not humble)86.315510.623
suspicious (not awkward)86.35312.030
soulless (not soulful)86.34012.832
offended (not chill)86.35717.838
literal (not metaphorical)86.21211.940
moody (not stable)85.711516.120
pretentious (not unassuming)85.77322.630
jealous (not compersive)85.65617.222
basic (not hipster)85.03616.224
macho (not metrosexual)84.83620.435
tight (not loose)84.810221.140
shallow (not deep)84.73410.246
cringeworthy (not inspiring)84.64213.243
chortling (not giggling)84.62411.834
straight (not queer)84.520925.632
assertive (not passive)84.421019.033
🐷 (not 🐮)84.31620.032
gloomy (not sunny)84.27515.640
vain (not demure)84.19615.234
extreme (not moderate)84.118221.241
uncreative (not open to new experinces)84.02117.541
suspicious (not trusting)83.614514.632
off-key (not musical)83.62316.638
💔 (not 💝)83.54816.813
ferocious (not pacifist)83.417822.429
hunter (not gatherer)83.414720.438
work-first (not family-first)83.314919.633
disreputable (not prestigious)83.03522.622
uninspiring (not charismatic)82.9822.738
political (not nonpolitical)82.910821.529
direct (not roundabout)82.916621.218
🤐 (not 😜)82.94121.331
dominant (not submissive)82.730822.835
vengeful (not forgiving)82.318018.436
lost (not enlightened)82.24418.134
practical (not imaginative)82.111222.429
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)81.75819.429
selfish (not altruistic)81.616320.038
creepy (not disarming)81.63619.736
linear (not circular)81.51423.828
sorrowful (not cheery)81.28816.631
rough (not smooth)81.16921.137
salacious (not wholesome)81.011819.626
🤖 (not 👻)81.03224.132
Roman (not Greek)81.01221.627
instinctual (not reasoned)80.810921.231
not introspective (not introspective)80.82219.925
cunning (not honorable)80.714117.841
low-tech (not high-tech)79.98314.628
nihilist (not existentialist)79.8920.018
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.815518.822
armoured (not vulnerable)79.817425.345
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.79421.431
utilitarian (not decorative)79.710326.543
builder (not explorer)79.63712.225
factual (not poetic)79.610420.141
scientific (not artistic)79.517216.317
mundane (not extraordinary)79.52615.836
dry (not moist)79.45721.623
obsessed (not aloof)79.315723.832
trash (not treasure)79.15328.440
Russian (not French)79.03617.231
provincial (not cosmopolitan)78.95725.833
empirical (not theoretical)78.81425.535
classical (not avant-garde)78.78426.720
lewd (not tasteful)78.67520.327
repetitive (not varied)78.66422.839
sporty (not bookish)78.513817.431
self-disciplined (not disorganized)78.446428.328
dunce (not genius)78.15017.737
deranged (not reasonable)78.012818.135
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.016622.540
triggered (not trolling)78.07529.948
ignorant (not knowledgeable)77.95824.032
workaholic (not slacker)77.851324.653
frenzied (not sleepy)77.626212.038
guarded (not open)77.538023.919
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)77.417622.142
decisive (not hesitant)77.335722.419
😬 (not 😏)77.15725.635
sheriff (not outlaw)77.118532.528
unfixable (not fixable)77.09823.130
ugly (not beautiful)76.64424.332
scheduled (not spontaneous)76.530726.938
🥴 (not 🥳)76.49922.531
blacksmith (not tailor)76.012723.527
straightforward (not cryptic)75.422028.237
resolute (not wavering)75.427622.322
🤑 (not 🤠)75.418129.435
😭 (not 😀)75.28624.950
tiresome (not interesting)75.13327.824
orderly (not chaotic)75.027629.233
apathetic (not curious)75.02326.422
deliberate (not spontaneous)74.936828.033
luddite (not technophile)74.89529.124
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.830427.538
corporate (not freelance)74.517731.531
worldly (not innocent)74.442121.535
repulsive (not attractive)74.48326.045
serious (not bold)74.39727.644
crazy (not sane)74.323222.529
precise (not vague)74.232426.928
real (not philosophical)74.020523.243
statist (not anarchist)73.912626.128
animalistic (not human)73.76427.530
skeptical (not spiritual)73.641827.438
foolish (not wise)73.315723.037
historical (not modern)73.318925.626
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)73.211233.833
obedient (not rebellious)73.014230.425
neat (not messy)73.041426.536
rich (not poor)72.939622.530
coordinated (not clumsy)72.651527.329
edgy (not politically correct)72.232926.137
emotional (not logical)72.129128.433
resistant (not resigned)71.741225.322
sarcastic (not genuine)71.627126.647
formal (not intimate)71.623332.828
traumatized (not flourishing)71.632823.836
involved (not remote)71.540627.622
sturdy (not flimsy)71.246933.035
depressed (not bright)71.114524.820
ludicrous (not sensible)70.820126.233
alpha (not beta)70.850535.433
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.747826.931
stinky (not fresh)70.712729.136
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.515625.649
methodical (not astonishing)70.531920.326
anxious (not calm)70.533822.520
traditional (not unorthodox)70.321630.531
manicured (not scruffy)70.156527.834
🧐 (not 😎)69.922532.432
hurried (not leisurely)69.723423.125
hedonist (not monastic)69.622228.721
sad (not happy)69.334926.629
preppy (not punk rock)69.244230.740
persistent (not quitter)69.2102429.732
🐀 (not 🐘)69.017432.832
presidential (not folksy)69.033626.637
incompetent (not competent)68.99626.530
industrial (not domestic)68.922531.433
drop out (not valedictorian)68.921229.227
studious (not goof-off)68.959828.035
unobservant (not perceptive)68.77125.840
mischievous (not well behaved)68.549933.324
extrovert (not introvert)68.543224.831
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.833233.532
spicy (not mild)67.849430.330
wild (not tame)67.351029.832
🧕 (not 💃)67.311223.821
unpolished (not eloquent)67.226223.318
🦇 (not 🐿)67.227027.828
simple (not complicated)67.111327.827
permanent (not transient)67.129329.219
low IQ (not high IQ)67.18522.447
unambiguous (not mysterious)67.132928.428
healthy (not sickly)67.064430.228
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)66.822631.131
works hard (not plays hard)66.660029.623
objective (not subjective)66.114832.723
indiscreet (not tactful)66.013731.324
🐐 (not 🦒)66.034429.329
believable (not poorly-written)65.987925.845
traitorous (not loyal)65.715828.932
tall (not short)65.744327.719
insider (not outsider)65.620630.343
realist (not idealist)65.632735.744
stoic (not expressive)65.527029.727
playful (not shy)65.464921.128
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.365028.322
secretive (not open-book)65.354528.932
regular (not zany)65.217927.523
juvenile (not mature)65.134627.429
🤡 (not 👽)64.819828.421
melee (not ranged)64.816734.532
neurotypical (not autistic)64.775233.921
diligent (not lazy)64.698226.437
individualist (not communal)64.646436.034
whippersnapper (not sage)64.628827.832
no-nonsense (not dramatic)64.632336.325
scandalous (not proper)63.843934.831
active (not slothful)63.689223.928
geriatric (not vibrant)63.614431.133
scrub (not legit)63.512832.622
awkward (not charming)63.125819.435
thick-skinned (not sensitive)62.944831.826
slovenly (not stylish)62.824426.428
pronatalist (not child free)62.523135.127
thick (not thin)62.529427.242
🧗 (not 🛌)62.457529.427
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.131628.320
indulgent (not sober)62.047632.431
orange (not purple)61.831631.930
🤺 (not 🏌)61.676136.230
📉 (not 📈)61.215834.831
alert (not oblivious)61.167630.021
sheltered (not street-smart)61.031035.622
driven (not unambitious)60.5107330.834
penny-pincher (not overspender)60.551334.125
reclusive (not social)60.137824.821
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.156832.716
helpless (not resourceful)59.812129.722
lustful (not chaste)59.755333.123
western (not eastern)59.760534.819
🎩 (not 🧢)59.556932.028
rational (not whimsical)59.262730.324
German (not English)59.27035.230
first-mate (not captain)58.853433.528
apprentice (not master)58.731131.838
lowbrow (not highbrow)58.627832.319
noob (not pro)58.621331.243
rugged (not refined)58.445331.331
fast-talking (not slow-talking)58.069127.641
flamboyant (not modest)57.948332.026
morning lark (not night owl)57.934535.542
🤣 (not 😊)57.836429.536
reserved (not chatty)57.651229.330
Italian (not Swedish)57.654635.020
deviant (not average)57.467033.831
mighty (not puny)57.182735.033
young (not old)57.170621.735
exuberant (not subdued)56.666733.233
careful (not brave)56.532028.024
head@clouds (not down2earth)56.347734.229
insecure (not confident)55.728730.327
slow (not fast)55.725525.826
🐒 (not 🐩)55.749634.533
efficient (not overprepared)55.788831.541
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.653932.235
frugal (not lavish)55.561732.424
🤫 (not 🤔)55.232437.132
consistent (not variable)55.270433.738
vanilla (not kinky)54.955831.227
sheeple (not conspiracist)54.926934.724
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.829830.022
official (not backdoor)54.848434.226
weird (not normal)54.771928.825
crafty (not scholarly)54.273434.129
codependent (not independent)54.241231.131
private (not gregarious)54.174630.933
libertarian (not socialist)53.770836.733
experimental (not reliable)53.651632.337
trusting (not charming)53.449728.820
gossiping (not confidential)53.241235.233
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)53.057233.630
go-getter (not slugabed)52.9111029.628
fortunate (not unlucky)52.556628.840
enslaved (not emancipated)52.330834.935
generalist (not specialist)52.339032.425
rural (not urban)52.333933.514
pack rat (not minimalist)52.351327.226
arcane (not mainstream)51.774235.627
theist (not atheist)51.649337.927
heathen (not devout)51.356032.633
hoarder (not unprepared)51.382529.533
cool (not dorky)51.372528.737
mathematical (not literary)51.049428.128
irrelevant (not important)50.720527.635
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)50.639333.237

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. Tom Buchanan (0.877)
  2. Principal Vernon (0.874)
  3. William Rawls (0.85)
  4. Brad Bellick (0.826)
  5. Stannis Baratheon (0.824)
  1. Luna Lovegood (-0.716)
  2. Hilda Spellman (-0.704)
  3. Chien-Po (-0.668)
  4. William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (-0.667)
  5. Iroh (-0.635)

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 = 0.68)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.66)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.66)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.48)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.47)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.46)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.45)
  8. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.43)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.27)
  10. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.23)
  11. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.17)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.08)
  13. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.09)
  14. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.1)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.11)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.15)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.16)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.2)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.21)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.25)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.3)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.31)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.35)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.44)


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