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Byron Hadley Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 500 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
harsh (not gentle)94.1299.315
cocky (not timid)93.7388.932
militaristic (not hippie)93.63911.819
insulting (not complimentary)92.81113.937
intense (not lighthearted)92.73910.461
anti-prank (not prankster)92.4366.915
punchable (not loveable)92.33310.153
grumpy (not cheery)92.14616.918
angry (not good-humored)91.91210.739
cringing away (not welcoming experience)91.9610.014
physical (not intellectual)91.7119.049
antagonist (not protagonist)91.51312.240
masculine (not feminine)91.312517.346
sexist (not feminist)91.32613.439
strict (not lenient)91.24610.951
💩 (not 🌟)91.11611.045
jock (not nerd)91.11916.450
coarse (not delicate)91.14315.617
annoying (not unannoying)91.02911.911
conservative (not liberal)90.6917.445
mad (not glad)90.43011.360
disturbing (not enchanting)90.2318.017
🏀 (not 🎨)90.13114.639
uptight (not easy)90.19012.715
bold (not shy)90.02849.137
entitled (not grateful)89.98912.742
close-minded (not open-minded)89.82814.556
fearmongering (not reassuring)89.82617.228
hard (not soft)89.74616.541
quarrelsome (not warm)89.68617.149
bossy (not meek)89.516219.640
fighter (not lover)89.52414.645
employee (not entrepreneur)89.41313.217
bitter (not sweet)89.46410.643
demanding (not unchallenging)89.413617.948
tense (not relaxed)89.211215.439
impatient (not patient)89.27812.735
judgemental (not accepting)89.110117.446
doer (not thinker)89.12011.557
authoritarian (not democratic)89.05818.147
spartan (not glamorous)89.03414.214
negative (not positive)88.84418.612
flat (not bubbly)88.83512.320
resists change (not likes change)88.88010.420
conventional (not creative)88.71512.754
stubborn (not accommodating)88.715622.244
🐴 (not 🦄)88.62118.759
cruel (not kind)88.56614.960
rude (not respectful)88.45115.543
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)88.44612.914
money-focused (not love-focused)88.17815.532
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)87.92914.046
competitive (not cooperative)87.921716.948
resentful (not euphoric)87.95910.618
debased (not pure)87.66915.260
cannibal (not vegan)87.65312.946
businesslike (not chivalrous)87.63815.448
serious (not playful)87.512117.052
guarded (not open)87.516514.731
poisonous (not nurturing)87.510519.726
privileged (not oppressed)87.517517.366
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)87.37716.813
routine (not innovative)87.14415.112
catty (not supportive)87.08213.712
humorless (not funny)86.93215.857
rigid (not flexible)86.86317.348
racist (not egalitarian)86.71616.256
assertive (not passive)86.618417.249
loud (not quiet)86.618319.067
monochrome (not multicolored)86.63116.337
consumer (not creator)86.62818.211
villainous (not heroic)86.57616.349
biased (not impartial)86.55918.443
cold (not warm)86.59819.737
stingy (not generous)86.37718.742
arrogant (not humble)86.221314.831
offended (not chill)86.28416.452
fire (not water)86.216016.438
🙃 (not 🥰)86.14921.254
concrete (not abstract)86.02321.056
🥾 (not 👟)85.97422.243
💀 (not 🎃)85.86412.950
things-person (not people-person)85.87715.212
😈 (not 😇)85.615015.352
predictable (not quirky)85.6518.433
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)85.52619.233
extreme (not moderate)85.422919.264
moody (not stable)85.418217.534
cringeworthy (not inspiring)85.34513.160
soulless (not soulful)85.36315.154
💔 (not 💝)85.34817.829
psychopath (not empath)85.312218.547
direct (not roundabout)85.216421.533
jaded (not innocent)85.218612.729
old-fashioned (not progressive)85.19916.516
demonic (not angelic)85.110814.432
literal (not metaphorical)85.02814.655
savory (not sweet)85.09715.412
hunter (not gatherer)84.916120.152
basic (not hipster)84.84717.839
gloomy (not sunny)84.811517.560
flawed (not perfect)84.820023.417
tight (not loose)84.711920.857
problematic (not woke)84.715424.025
shallow (not deep)84.6379.860
receiving (not giving)84.69517.539
miserable (not joyful)84.410420.235
frank (not sugarcoated)84.421723.036
naughty (not nice)84.421918.219
manic (not mild)84.423313.217
ferocious (not pacifist)84.322121.241
hard (not soft)84.215921.353
feisty (not gracious)84.217918.052
dominant (not submissive)84.139023.355
clinical (not heartfelt)84.110513.219
unfrivolous (not goofy)84.119620.020
uncreative (not open to new experinces)84.02719.759
💪 (not 🧠)84.06320.156
off-key (not musical)84.01917.263
prying (not unmeddlesome)84.020813.814
inappropriate (not seemly)83.612417.118
vain (not demure)83.511515.449
🐷 (not 🐮)83.52923.652
practical (not imaginative)83.414920.342
pretentious (not unassuming)83.415224.245
salacious (not wholesome)83.412018.839
barbaric (not civilized)83.45119.755
dramatic (not comedic)83.319818.439
rough (not smooth)83.26918.754
opinionated (not neutral)83.251320.749
selfish (not altruistic)83.120519.060
bad-cook (not good-cook)83.15720.134
interrupting (not attentive)82.911923.058
vengeful (not forgiving)82.825616.756
uninspiring (not charismatic)82.8722.959
creepy (not disarming)82.84418.757
handshakes (not hugs)82.739925.314
instinctual (not reasoned)82.612519.644
chortling (not giggling)82.64415.647
utilitarian (not decorative)82.57123.154
low-tech (not high-tech)82.48515.845
🤐 (not 😜)82.19120.640
lion (not zebra)82.135015.023
hypocritical (not equitable)81.910920.953
🥴 (not 🥳)81.85519.846
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)81.85121.749
suspicious (not trusting)81.826018.242
work-first (not family-first)81.723321.853
unfriendly (not friendly)81.711518.218
strong identity (not social chameleon)81.737827.711
political (not nonpolitical)81.716721.036
🤖 (not 👻)81.64123.347
mechanical (not natural)81.610221.420
social climber (not nonconformist)81.410723.415
trash (not treasure)81.36324.549
perverted (not clean)81.311021.141
rustic (not cultured)81.34215.831
suspicious (not awkward)81.220519.040
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)81.09121.241
dispassionate (not romantic)81.04923.452
vintage (not trendy)81.030120.540
deranged (not reasonable)80.914420.156
jealous (not compersive)80.815021.041
factual (not poetic)80.812218.652
gendered (not androgynous)80.759330.740
impulsive (not cautious)80.727225.538
focused (not absentminded)80.563519.513
Roman (not Greek)80.41220.041
generic (not insightful)80.23211.015
homebody (not world traveler)80.116218.112
cursed (not blessed)80.127220.815
macho (not metrosexual)80.08625.743
on-time (not tardy)80.048726.255
straight edge (not junkie)79.951629.719
repetitive (not varied)79.95220.046
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.819121.946
genocidal (not not genocidal)79.89921.626
not introspective (not introspective)79.83321.340
capitalist (not communist)79.725828.919
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)79.620532.312
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.615022.444
frenzied (not sleepy)79.430313.151
linear (not circular)79.41824.441
fearful (not hopeful)79.35122.412
sheriff (not outlaw)79.224530.037
armoured (not vulnerable)79.229226.472
sporty (not bookish)79.021619.843
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)78.925420.861
crazy (not sane)78.823321.051
cunning (not honorable)78.722721.556
nihilist (not existentialist)78.7621.033
lost (not enlightened)78.712722.446
decisive (not hesitant)78.547223.931
distant (not touchy-feely)78.425426.025
haunted (not blissful)78.438721.764
bad-manners (not good-manners)78.317317.816
unstable (not stable)78.335017.720
side character (not main character)78.229421.221
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.239324.954
obedient (not rebellious)78.112623.639
Russian (not French)78.06118.444
cliché (not original)77.810221.114
foolish (not wise)77.715118.357
ignorant (not knowledgeable)77.78324.446
skeptical (not spiritual)77.544725.652
obsessed (not aloof)77.527923.541
provincial (not cosmopolitan)77.48526.649
lewd (not tasteful)77.410922.338
real (not philosophical)77.318820.167
proud (not apologetic)77.173827.015
kangaroo (not dolphin)77.18421.711
dry (not moist)77.111222.737
dunce (not genius)77.07817.548
straightforward (not cryptic)77.024027.550
deliberate (not spontaneous)77.043927.046
corporate (not freelance)77.019528.540
picky (not always down)77.020523.929
grounded (not fantasy-prone)77.030124.511
🤑 (not 🤠)76.921527.346
depressed (not bright)76.815422.528
unfixable (not fixable)76.713825.250
fussy (not sloppy)76.647925.015
small-vocabulary (not big-vocabulary)76.511721.517
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)76.537121.811
wired (not tired)76.226320.712
resolute (not wavering)76.239323.434
😭 (not 😀)76.112321.370
builder (not explorer)76.010616.146
smug (not sheepish)75.959023.917
mundane (not extraordinary)75.86919.555
😬 (not 😏)75.810426.850
sorrowful (not cheery)75.833420.849
disreputable (not prestigious)75.713726.132
rock (not rap)75.761227.337
classical (not avant-garde)75.719025.529
red (not blue)75.625433.216
sassy (not chill)75.659724.312
ludicrous (not sensible)75.421023.250
formal (not intimate)75.424929.353
non-gamer (not gamer)75.338633.243
triggered (not trolling)75.218131.958
dystopian (not utopian)75.220827.013
worldly (not innocent)75.161621.652
historical (not modern)74.926124.436
sarcastic (not genuine)74.832725.466
scientific (not artistic)74.740421.047
unambiguous (not mysterious)74.722725.650
narcissistic (not low self esteem)74.742927.662
repulsive (not attractive)74.612126.256
manicured (not scruffy)74.573122.651
OCD (not ADHD)74.541223.226
tiresome (not interesting)74.45626.630
luddite (not technophile)74.411027.638
buffoon (not charmer)74.413428.712
empirical (not theoretical)74.36827.847
serious (not bold)74.316627.566
pensive (not serene)74.135525.842
chronically single (not serial dater)74.057727.211
blind (not all-seeing)73.718421.616
alpha (not beta)73.667733.264
traditional (not unorthodox)73.624330.446
earth (not air)73.531028.327
involved (not remote)73.452526.829
patriotic (not unpatriotic)73.347924.038
tall (not short)73.245126.770
never cries (not often crying)73.149927.436
snoops (not minds-own-business)73.075524.420
energetic (not mellow)72.943224.711
extrovert (not introvert)72.849923.441
sad (not happy)72.842225.841
edgy (not politically correct)72.645124.460
ugly (not beautiful)72.58723.151
coordinated (not clumsy)72.479026.942
animalistic (not human)72.211026.949
straight (not queer)72.285232.948
spicy (not mild)72.160428.553
workaholic (not slacker)72.1106030.467
statist (not anarchist)72.024329.045
🐀 (not 🐘)72.021431.237
dog person (not cat person)72.033428.030
stereotypical (not boundary breaking)72.024333.115
anxious (not calm)71.948223.036
orderly (not chaotic)71.852231.841
wild (not tame)71.866027.665
persistent (not quitter)71.8153029.546
self-assured (not self-conscious)71.858728.243
underthinker (not overthinker)71.811722.617
precise (not vague)71.758627.240
hurried (not leisurely)71.728321.244
blacksmith (not tailor)71.626328.132
bad boy (not white knight)71.437031.123
focused on the present (not focused on the future)71.221026.856
traumatized (not flourishing)71.161223.349
pointed (not random)71.187131.127
rejected (not popular)70.942829.612
methodical (not astonishing)70.647722.042
🧐 (not 😎)70.532631.854
ironic (not profound)70.521122.947
cheesy (not chic)70.540725.623
low IQ (not high IQ)70.410022.965
earthly (not divine)70.456526.316
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.350524.935
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)70.122531.355
self-disciplined (not disorganized)70.197230.853
exaggerating (not factual)70.150128.239
motivated (not unmotivated)70.0144328.644
prudish (not flirtatious)70.027724.523
sturdy (not flimsy)69.878633.345
gluttonous (not moderate)69.634526.714
apathetic (not curious)69.57529.137
neurotypical (not autistic)69.579831.431
stinky (not fresh)69.520329.255
eager (not reluctant)69.263731.713
scandalous (not proper)68.955830.641
exhibitionist (not bashful)68.957129.148
pointless (not meaningful)68.611729.814
no-nonsense (not dramatic)68.638334.932
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)68.527436.645
secretive (not open-book)68.377028.967
presidential (not folksy)68.255227.448
everyman (not chosen one)68.229835.133
neat (not messy)68.179530.545
whippersnapper (not sage)68.128727.454
🥶 (not 🥵)67.825632.839
paranoid (not naive)67.857633.724
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)67.733525.330
reader (not writer)67.728625.911
pop (not indie)67.620324.933
mischievous (not well behaved)67.579230.154
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.446830.640
twitchy (not still)67.266431.349
reactive (not proactive)67.132329.733
rich (not poor)67.076325.443
unobservant (not perceptive)66.912627.148
driven (not unambitious)66.7152329.454
studious (not goof-off)66.7101030.553
incompetent (not competent)66.615324.541
realist (not idealist)66.649333.860
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)66.464832.517
active (not slothful)66.3133522.137
individualist (not communal)66.367935.150
industrial (not domestic)66.039133.250
wooden (not plastic)66.085634.927
machiavellian (not transparent)66.050235.125
emotional (not logical)65.764334.351
hedonist (not monastic)65.746729.937
playful (not shy)65.6100419.139
regular (not zany)65.530027.337
juvenile (not mature)65.450127.459
orange (not purple)65.336030.547
two-faced (not one-faced)65.339934.556
irreverent (not sincere)65.330033.015
🤡 (not 👽)65.231532.536
believable (not poorly-written)65.2147825.962
comfortable (not awkward)65.168026.614
🧗 (not 🛌)65.089227.743
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)64.859836.547
🦇 (not 🐿)64.647131.844
📉 (not 📈)64.614734.744
lawyerly (not engineerial)64.667931.211
thick (not thin)64.541228.755
rhythmic (not stuttering)64.5108927.833
goth (not flower child)64.338626.426
preppy (not punk rock)64.284835.350
prideful (not envious)64.1113033.743
permanent (not transient)63.958933.828
yes-man (not contrarian)63.926432.331
diligent (not lazy)63.8161025.455
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)63.837732.613
awkward (not charming)63.739220.846
🐐 (not 🦒)63.671229.447
scrub (not legit)63.618432.338
unpolished (not eloquent)63.444225.427
ambitious (not realistic)63.381832.349
fake (not real)63.226830.213
insider (not outsider)63.136931.250
repressed (not forward)63.131840.011
conformist (not maverick)63.130031.411
simple (not complicated)62.824930.043
🤺 (not 🏌)62.6117038.047
🧕 (not 💃)62.628327.536
traitorous (not loyal)62.429329.147
pronatalist (not child free)62.335935.437
princess (not queen)62.043435.137
indulgent (not sober)61.875032.250
can't-fix-anything (not handy)61.841126.812
alert (not oblivious)61.6108531.045
physicist (not photographer)61.562630.613
flamboyant (not modest)61.368234.050
drop out (not valedictorian)61.349229.441
epic (not deep)61.353625.025
muddy (not washed)61.342931.532
unstirring (not quivering)61.0109027.612
slovenly (not stylish)60.645626.237
melee (not ranged)60.634534.439
concise (not long-winded)60.662232.723
follower (not leader)60.651433.412
🎩 (not 🧢)60.583433.639
healthy (not sickly)60.4125035.034
cassanova (not love shy)60.374233.013
🐒 (not 🐩)60.260835.346
cynical (not gullible)60.2105932.625
stoic (not expressive)60.156732.242
fast-talking (not slow-talking)60.0100728.458
indiscreet (not tactful)59.938634.338
geriatric (not vibrant)59.931332.845
deviant (not average)59.7102134.655
western (not eastern)59.7111336.135
winter (not summer)59.773033.931
helpless (not resourceful)59.518928.738
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.5106726.829
rugged (not refined)59.368832.545
realistic (not fantastical)59.195330.135
exuberant (not subdued)58.993632.450
German (not English)58.810035.149
mathematical (not literary)58.750426.035
stoic (not hypochondriac)58.795136.633
expressive (not monotone)58.7107134.532
outgoing (not withdrawn)58.696330.814
activist (not nonpartisan)58.5109835.411
morning lark (not night owl)58.354036.249
unfaithful (not devoted)58.322031.930
codependent (not independent)58.251832.146
sheltered (not street-smart)58.157334.536
creationist (not evolutionist)58.145736.211
young (not old)58.0114522.454
pack rat (not minimalist)58.060529.240
resistant (not resigned)57.8146233.640
off target (not accurate)57.641934.711
crafty (not scholarly)57.5104633.743
🤣 (not 😊)57.556329.743
oxymoron (not tautology)57.579330.220
lustful (not chaste)57.195133.430
lifeless (not spirited)57.126335.814
rational (not whimsical)56.8105731.542
insecure (not confident)56.845633.643
noob (not pro)56.836432.050
works hard (not plays hard)56.7127829.633
opinionated (not jealous)56.2151138.532
unemotional (not emotional)56.239237.933
fortunate (not unlucky)56.172727.453
weakass (not badass)56.141035.742
important (not irrelevant)56.0167028.846
vanilla (not kinky)55.986333.451
unprepared (not hoarder)55.954927.943
private (not gregarious)55.7121130.140
slow (not fast)55.737828.038
lowbrow (not highbrow)55.549836.633
overachiever (not underachiever)55.4157231.538
high standards (not desperate)55.3115535.455
weird (not normal)55.1113829.834
bored (not interested)55.130431.236
apprentice (not master)55.060932.145
reclusive (not social)55.078827.741
backdoor (not official)54.9101433.337
mainstream (not arcane)54.864635.043
efficient (not overprepared)54.7147530.855
first-mate (not captain)54.694834.440
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)54.389232.851
objective (not subjective)54.277637.740
go-getter (not slugabed)54.0177732.244
generalist (not specialist)53.953430.836
rural (not urban)53.750733.026
extravagant (not thrifty)53.787531.839
mighty (not puny)53.6144034.340
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.6101731.940
experimental (not reliable)53.683933.358
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)53.556932.651
Italian (not Swedish)53.499135.133
careful (not brave)53.361728.554
sexual (not asexual)53.2137831.734
normie (not freak)53.284234.759
intuitive (not analytical)53.2100029.014
atheist (not theist)53.1121437.839
childlike (not parental)53.193138.213
reserved (not chatty)53.098929.544
Coke (not Pepsi)52.996334.643
gossiping (not confidential)52.861334.267
heathen (not devout)52.685532.445
enslaved (not emancipated)52.546834.646
wolf (not bear)52.3123230.111
lavish (not frugal)52.285630.643
dorky (not cool)52.186927.253
noble (not jovial)51.9132730.417
libertarian (not socialist)51.8121136.645
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)51.8106333.038
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)51.7115229.311
consistent (not variable)51.6128332.454
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.594432.828
common sense (not analysis)51.481830.039
questioning (not believing)51.3138639.413
insomniac (not slumbering)51.3157428.412
gross (not hygienic)51.246233.913
feeler (not thinker)50.9118734.817
head@clouds (not down2earth)50.895934.738
trusting (not charming)50.297427.727
conspiracist (not sheeple)50.8151736.635
centrist (not radical)50.390636.123
spelunker (not claustrophobic)50.4139132.925
🤫 (not 🤔)50.577236.241

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 (0.883)
  2. Tom Buchanan (0.87)
  3. William Rawls (0.839)
  4. Brad Bellick (0.833)
  5. Samuel Norton (0.832)
  6. Lieutenant Schrank (0.83)
  7. Cal Hockley (0.823)
  8. Chef Skinner (0.818)
  9. Stannis Baratheon (0.814)
  10. Firelord Ozai (0.798)
  1. Luna Lovegood (-0.693)
  2. Hilda Spellman (-0.66)
  3. Chien-Po (-0.655)
  4. Waymond Wang (-0.651)
  5. Iroh (-0.638)
  6. Marcus (-0.63)
  7. William H. 'Shakespeare' Hill (-0.629)
  8. Aang (-0.621)
  9. Debora (-0.62)
  10. Beth March (-0.617)

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

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


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