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Brooks Hatlen Descriptive Personality Statistics

Brooks Hatlen 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
old (not young)92.91514.543
loyal (not traitorous)91.614710.333
vintage (not trendy)90.81713.845
one-faced (not two-faced)90.33012.854
low-tech (not high-tech)88.71111.755
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)88.2717.961
respectful (not rude)88.07412.445
vulnerable (not armoured)88.0613.947
quiet (not loud)87.63413.763
humble (not arrogant)87.33013.738
bookish (not sporty)87.320115.345
non-gamer (not gamer)87.35617.232
wholesome (not salacious)86.85312.733
loveable (not punchable)86.77219.843
believable (not poorly-written)86.54512.342
kind (not cruel)86.124116.038
unchallenging (not demanding)86.0717.456
modest (not flamboyant)85.83518.063
traumatized (not flourishing)85.87019.064
forgiving (not vengeful)85.76815.445
human (not animalistic)85.314122.444
egalitarian (not racist)85.334013.742
clean (not perverted)85.316113.247
treasure (not trash)85.023016.445
realistic (not ambitious)84.91315.949
genuine (not sarcastic)84.37815.269
😇 (not 😈)84.39615.260
historical (not modern)84.23919.634
meek (not bossy)83.93012.152
generous (not stingy)83.910814.252
grateful (not entitled)83.85913.443
deep (not shallow)83.77415.448
introvert (not extrovert)83.65715.951
diligent (not lazy)83.563216.842
devoted (not unfaithful)83.148218.127
cooperative (not competitive)83.14716.652
asexual (not sexual)83.03222.544
scheduled (not spontaneous)82.920418.445
mild (not spicy)82.53914.043
gracious (not feisty)82.51215.849
complimentary (not insulting)82.510019.834
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.525718.927
vanilla (not kinky)82.45115.442
slow-talking (not fast-talking)82.42015.360
literary (not mathematical)82.36420.546
neat (not messy)82.223017.653
nurturing (not poisonous)82.119217.157
warm (not quarrelsome)81.97616.753
classical (not avant-garde)81.85319.748
passive (not assertive)81.72318.357
timid (not cocky)81.72515.827
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)81.64724.048
honorable (not cunning)81.611818.451
🧠 (not 💪)81.433219.769
love-focused (not money-focused)81.436120.625
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)81.321014.126
wooden (not plastic)81.29612.642
emotional (not unemotional)81.230428.119
pacifist (not ferocious)81.15922.748
minimalist (not pack rat)81.02816.040
civilized (not barbaric)80.932620.555
accepting (not judgemental)80.912522.645
low self esteem (not narcissistic)80.84914.473
unassuming (not pretentious)80.62724.340
soulful (not soulless)80.543621.336
😊 (not 🤣)80.510119.541
soft (not hard)80.411818.746
orderly (not chaotic)80.418820.247
sweet (not bitter)80.316719.044
depressed (not bright)80.06619.746
reliable (not experimental)79.715119.048
sad (not happy)79.715519.043
devout (not heathen)79.66415.342
confidential (not gossiping)79.536920.651
pure (not debased)79.415423.948
gatherer (not hunter)79.412920.052
attentive (not interrupting)79.410620.041
codependent (not independent)79.38523.649
🛌 (not 🧗)79.37019.045
deep (not epic)79.31511.022
nerd (not jock)79.136817.735
white knight (not bad boy)78.924519.632
warm (not cold)78.924019.846
angelic (not demonic)78.821817.041
haunted (not blissful)78.829224.747
proper (not scandalous)78.817720.640
🎨 (not 🏀)78.839213.947
altruistic (not selfish)78.722315.351
soft (not hard)78.715521.148
intellectual (not physical)78.738220.838
submissive (not dominant)78.611515.841
demure (not vain)78.64218.059
well behaved (not mischievous)78.512524.952
morning lark (not night owl)78.57419.542
first-mate (not captain)78.522923.638
🌟 (not 💩)78.453025.234
tame (not wild)78.39122.857
works hard (not plays hard)78.237723.641
🎩 (not 🧢)78.228323.941
lover (not fighter)77.817620.748
mature (not juvenile)77.730223.945
disarming (not creepy)77.629920.547
luddite (not technophile)77.45225.834
empath (not psychopath)77.437021.637
frugal (not lavish)77.212525.941
studious (not goof-off)77.251922.047
short (not tall)76.915020.152
compersive (not jealous)76.711017.335
hard-work (not natural-talent)76.719023.962
unlucky (not fortunate)76.514522.848
focused on the present (not focused on the future)76.56425.056
consistent (not variable)76.220124.953
sorrowful (not cheery)76.025223.251
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)75.820728.344
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.810317.141
tailor (not blacksmith)75.824816.242
indie (not pop)75.825318.622
insecure (not confident)75.89418.444
good-humored (not angry)75.731917.432
traditional (not unorthodox)75.616824.246
😭 (not 😀)75.610623.748
sage (not whippersnapper)75.68626.046
subdued (not exuberant)75.55323.244
slow (not fast)75.44622.249
emotional (not logical)75.429223.661
poor (not rich)75.316524.428
cautious (not impulsive)75.222524.435
anxious (not calm)75.031222.347
bashful (not exhibitionist)75.04623.932
profound (not ironic)75.07320.141
workaholic (not slacker)74.979718.554
heroic (not villainous)74.867023.436
introspective (not not introspective)74.727821.748
oppressed (not privileged)74.712725.663
🤐 (not 😜)74.623723.643
beta (not alpha)74.620024.661
🤠 (not 🤑)74.629822.931
🧕 (not 💃)74.63821.441
patient (not impatient)74.414227.450
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)74.317525.444
perceptive (not unobservant)74.281323.358
🥾 (not 👟)74.121827.832
rock (not rap)73.963318.425
earth (not air)73.925026.645
straight (not queer)73.868525.831
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.733022.738
important (not irrelevant)73.685226.058
protagonist (not antagonist)73.661019.424
everyman (not chosen one)73.311528.236
thrifty (not extravagant)72.919125.937
giving (not receiving)72.941726.526
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.865521.847
impartial (not biased)72.61727.331
vegan (not cannibal)72.230224.045
moderate (not extreme)72.112427.542
OCD (not ADHD)72.145419.729
folksy (not presidential)72.024823.654
water (not fire)72.019622.242
normie (not freak)72.018826.743
deliberate (not spontaneous)71.954725.142
legit (not scrub)71.968426.342
prudish (not flirtatious)71.919818.624
conventional (not creative)71.822123.555
pessimistic (not optimistic)71.827227.340
rural (not urban)71.614426.846
lost (not enlightened)71.626026.742
transparent (not machiavellian)71.618026.929
🥰 (not 🙃)71.526131.047
geriatric (not vibrant)71.57524.842
🐿 (not 🦇)71.339231.338
nonpolitical (not political)71.213326.148
provincial (not cosmopolitan)71.216426.335
sensible (not ludicrous)71.143922.550
reclusive (not social)71.029024.048
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)71.063525.326
self-destructive (not self-improving)71.036626.045
desperate (not high standards)70.918825.854
poetic (not factual)70.919427.061
romantic (not dispassionate)70.861026.448
lighthearted (not intense)70.815228.058
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)70.619625.849
uncreative (not open to new experinces)70.511726.051
equitable (not hypocritical)70.530121.742
on-time (not tardy)70.568627.949
shy (not bold)70.37825.043
tasteful (not lewd)70.149426.940
chaste (not lustful)70.117825.753
masculine (not feminine)70.068620.972
resigned (not resistant)70.02129.549
pensive (not serene)69.952131.027
private (not gregarious)69.852224.339
reassuring (not fearmongering)69.843328.630
yes-man (not contrarian)69.512824.618
trusting (not suspicious)69.327027.645
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.335528.121
dramatic (not comedic)69.169125.934
rigid (not flexible)69.042123.746
🧐 (not 😎)69.030325.255
🏌 (not 🤺)68.97823.451
opinionated (not jealous)68.974118.817
statist (not anarchist)68.830027.134
arcane (not mainstream)68.737323.743
self-conscious (not self-assured)68.714230.036
reserved (not chatty)68.642029.131
shy (not playful)68.611922.139
reactive (not proactive)68.522527.933
democratic (not authoritarian)68.339324.044
thin (not thick)68.346925.048
gendered (not androgynous)68.3115629.538
miserable (not joyful)68.351925.047
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.341727.954
realistic (not fantastical)68.350933.535
pro (not noob)68.188929.639
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.862325.938
monastic (not hedonist)67.712624.030
wise (not foolish)67.551225.450
pointed (not random)67.485624.039
obedient (not rebellious)67.430431.330
chivalrous (not businesslike)67.435127.751
sober (not indulgent)67.230628.650
enslaved (not emancipated)67.111224.438
triggered (not trolling)67.151022.938
sheltered (not street-smart)67.028831.144
underachiever (not overachiever)67.012529.044
👻 (not 🤖)66.836327.339
artistic (not scientific)66.646024.754
family-first (not work-first)66.651626.347
dry (not moist)66.630827.546
💀 (not 🎃)66.644731.634
theist (not atheist)66.423425.333
factual (not exaggerating)66.444928.533
🐴 (not 🦄)66.350832.942
🐐 (not 🦒)66.243928.341
sickly (not healthy)66.118322.336
awkward (not suspicious)66.027319.540
innocent (not worldly)65.920233.949
guarded (not open)65.792130.435
self-disciplined (not disorganized)65.793528.438
remote (not involved)65.78626.636
simple (not complicated)65.715130.949
cat person (not dog person)65.641128.529
trusting (not charming)65.625625.734
gloomy (not sunny)65.457125.260
leisurely (not hurried)65.326525.551
communal (not individualist)65.218529.752
preppy (not punk rock)65.170124.348
regular (not zany)65.025727.843
English (not German)65.0116329.444
monochrome (not multicolored)64.941830.544
👽 (not 🤡)64.843326.636
tense (not relaxed)64.7104825.647
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.756130.752
📉 (not 📈)64.712630.139
unambitious (not driven)64.64724.342
🐮 (not 🐷)64.534824.047
unambiguous (not mysterious)64.450629.547
methodical (not astonishing)64.362927.433
innocent (not jaded)64.226127.631
Italian (not Swedish)64.146531.232
stoic (not expressive)64.037426.746
slugabed (not go-getter)64.07327.540
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)63.829030.644
prideful (not envious)63.797826.337
charming (not awkward)63.678027.146
beautiful (not ugly)63.6114129.255
neutral (not opinionated)63.65829.133
flower child (not goth)63.676027.631
repetitive (not varied)63.550527.653
serious (not bold)63.440926.351
sensitive (not thick-skinned)63.446032.549
helpless (not resourceful)63.411629.639
queen (not princess)63.476932.429
practical (not imaginative)63.276529.360
sheeple (not conspiracist)63.213526.444
average (not deviant)63.027626.056
no-nonsense (not dramatic)63.045525.950
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)63.049329.448
stuttering (not rhythmic)63.021828.843
builder (not explorer)62.945327.829
musical (not off-key)62.935027.042
frank (not sugarcoated)62.8100830.818
interesting (not tiresome)62.795230.135
🥶 (not 🥵)62.734831.433
basic (not hipster)62.665426.845
sleepy (not frenzied)62.54925.653
🤫 (not 🤔)62.320831.831
French (not Russian)62.361730.531
efficient (not overprepared)62.183324.259
unfixable (not fixable)62.134431.349
monotone (not expressive)62.131633.839
💔 (not 💝)62.045642.441
domestic (not industrial)61.939431.238
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)61.983329.546
politically correct (not edgy)61.745425.950
Coke (not Pepsi)61.729333.943
normal (not weird)61.539027.037
tactful (not indiscreet)61.578128.431
lenient (not strict)61.451428.153
high IQ (not low IQ)61.4126422.256
close-minded (not open-minded)61.338627.945
permanent (not transient)61.259031.429
nihilist (not existentialist)61.220725.424
conservative (not liberal)61.036326.443
master (not apprentice)60.692732.853
charismatic (not uninspiring)60.5118029.335
glad (not mad)60.547222.838
accommodating (not stubborn)60.324533.146
realist (not idealist)60.262435.047
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.068337.029
common sense (not analysis)59.932130.715
winter (not summer)59.960034.128
quirky (not predictable)59.957931.930
straightforward (not cryptic)59.896631.045
funny (not humorless)59.680423.545
🥴 (not 🥳)59.664830.046
chill (not offended)59.642627.249
scholarly (not crafty)59.548030.057
oblivious (not alert)59.536927.740
purple (not orange)59.451429.145
utilitarian (not decorative)59.485130.840
reasoned (not instinctual)59.246234.645
claustrophobic (not spelunker)59.131727.256
reasonable (not deranged)59.079928.746
unprepared (not hoarder)58.735530.336
washed (not muddy)58.788229.133
aloof (not obsessed)58.617325.536
child free (not pronatalist)58.691630.132
😬 (not 😏)58.644330.563
flimsy (not sturdy)58.533327.739
always down (not picky)58.535125.222
chortling (not giggling)58.488927.843
puny (not mighty)58.330728.651
whimsical (not rational)58.155331.655
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)58.163028.031
concise (not long-winded)58.159429.026
spiritual (not skeptical)58.029828.040
hesitant (not decisive)58.032332.840
good-cook (not bad-cook)57.956532.035
Greek (not Roman)57.833728.336
subjective (not objective)57.753528.738
dorky (not cool)57.361526.541
precise (not vague)57.2102624.742
fresh (not stinky)57.2107821.442
melee (not ranged)57.236724.428
weakass (not badass)57.132725.247
oxymoron (not tautology)57.173530.714
genius (not dunce)56.6109623.040
thinker (not doer)56.538831.737
careful (not brave)56.442631.054
autistic (not neurotypical)56.318824.736
feminist (not sexist)56.3106623.731
concrete (not abstract)56.387233.351
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.240230.634
moody (not stable)56.1104328.239
coordinated (not clumsy)56.1106229.338
formal (not intimate)56.168634.845
freelance (not corporate)56.090335.138
rustic (not cultured)55.548932.329
extraordinary (not mundane)55.4110732.651
western (not eastern)55.4115029.032
attractive (not repulsive)55.3123723.641
libertarian (not socialist)55.377227.933
apathetic (not curious)55.027633.947
slovenly (not stylish)55.050925.635
prestigious (not disreputable)55.0101929.540
specialist (not generalist)54.898732.726
🐩 (not 🐒)54.581330.738
paranoid (not naive)54.398428.533
cynical (not gullible)54.1103827.927
chic (not cheesy)53.871521.414
official (not backdoor)53.568528.738
serious (not playful)53.398826.135
tight (not loose)53.3110726.250
metrosexual (not macho)53.2101223.939
open-book (not secretive)53.153328.059
circular (not linear)53.071732.844
eloquent (not unpolished)52.9104328.935
sane (not crazy)52.878627.144
real (not philosophical)52.0117832.859
roundabout (not direct)51.943029.548
refined (not rugged)51.797730.152
unmotivated (not motivated)51.614626.324
active (not slothful)51.5147224.948
interested (not bored)51.4134330.146
radical (not centrist)51.495426.916
valedictorian (not drop out)51.3113730.565
rough (not smooth)51.283126.134
outsider (not insider)51.292934.637
distant (not touchy-feely)51.296030.030
🐘 (not 🐀)51.187231.333
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.075728.926
often crying (not never cries)50.973926.728
manicured (not scruffy)50.2112728.438
wavering (not resolute)50.841931.433
still (not twitchy)50.864529.347
theoretical (not empirical)50.763031.439
literal (not metaphorical)50.7119031.046
sheriff (not outlaw)50.786429.951
incompetent (not competent)50.633628.630
quitter (not persistent)50.58132.941

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.764)
  2. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (0.757)
  3. Beth March (0.73)
  4. Matt Saracen (0.718)
  5. Dale Horvath (0.716)
  6. Peeta Mellark (0.715)
  7. Konstantin 'Kostya' Levin (0.715)
  8. Nick Carraway (0.714)
  9. The Tin Man (0.7)
  10. Friar Tuck (0.698)
  1. Sean Parker (-0.669)
  2. Bender Bending Rodriguez (-0.634)
  3. Eric Cartman (-0.632)
  4. Edie Britt (-0.622)
  5. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.62)
  6. Zapp Brannigan (-0.611)
  7. Logan Delos (-0.609)
  8. Joey Donner (-0.609)
  9. Sterling Archer (-0.608)
  10. Robert California (-0.608)

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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