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Elinor Dashwood Descriptive Personality Statistics

Elinor Dashwood is a character from Sense and Sensibility.

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
sane (not crazy)93.528.128
respectful (not rude)92.9128.222
loyal (not traitorous)92.6968.930
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.09312.929
mature (not juvenile)91.81914.517
clean (not perverted)91.22611.928
competent (not incompetent)90.912319.124
nurturing (not poisonous)90.53215.222
confidential (not gossiping)90.15211.120
😇 (not 😈)89.72910.418
serious (not playful)89.56112.615
realistic (not fantastical)89.21516.625
civilized (not barbaric)89.18313.113
cautious (not impulsive)89.01113.528
tasteful (not lewd)88.91813.427
practical (not imaginative)88.92617.225
English (not German)88.63219.627
reliable (not experimental)88.43123.425
introspective (not not introspective)88.2923.019
studious (not goof-off)88.111911.527
attentive (not interrupting)87.71013.521
valedictorian (not drop out)87.516212.426
realistic (not ambitious)87.5715.530
giving (not receiving)87.45418.433
well behaved (not mischievous)87.02217.723
devoted (not unfaithful)87.028317.529
human (not animalistic)86.89613.619
preppy (not punk rock)86.78211.219
guarded (not open)86.617020.921
scheduled (not spontaneous)86.411715.522
modest (not flamboyant)86.32518.022
classical (not avant-garde)86.31118.526
altruistic (not selfish)86.15916.438
perceptive (not unobservant)85.829118.221
🌟 (not 💩)85.719216.837
white knight (not bad boy)85.66917.314
humble (not arrogant)85.54611.930
fresh (not stinky)85.513415.825
reasoned (not instinctual)85.31017.729
loveable (not punchable)85.39723.217
morning lark (not night owl)85.12115.421
legit (not scrub)85.111814.622
kind (not cruel)85.128518.320
proper (not scandalous)85.05222.729
washed (not muddy)85.05719.325
workaholic (not slacker)84.736513.922
bookish (not sporty)84.528011.015
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.214419.726
works hard (not plays hard)84.117016.327
grateful (not entitled)84.15515.418
honorable (not cunning)84.07517.321
orderly (not chaotic)83.811122.425
diligent (not lazy)83.861020.422
tactful (not indiscreet)83.74522.124
factual (not exaggerating)83.76820.333
subdued (not exuberant)83.6620.426
down2earth (not head@clouds)83.57625.733
reasonable (not deranged)83.511321.527
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.429317.617
intellectual (not physical)83.224820.325
penny-pincher (not overspender)83.11821.320
heroic (not villainous)83.036716.425
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.924227.222
wise (not foolish)82.912615.021
angelic (not demonic)82.812216.032
no-nonsense (not dramatic)82.86124.430
believable (not poorly-written)82.617320.327
logical (not emotional)82.67820.732
quiet (not loud)82.59315.817
neat (not messy)82.522116.527
cooperative (not competitive)82.45923.623
😊 (not 🤣)82.46519.023
demure (not vain)82.32217.526
treasure (not trash)82.336925.721
rational (not whimsical)82.014120.533
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.019516.431
nerd (not jock)81.830211.320
on-time (not tardy)81.833926.121
sensible (not ludicrous)81.710916.726
tame (not wild)81.75019.728
monastic (not hedonist)81.71115.323
🤐 (not 😜)81.67418.319
prudish (not flirtatious)81.63713.121
literal (not metaphorical)81.55222.423
complimentary (not insulting)81.511320.135
🎨 (not 🏀)81.531111.517
protagonist (not antagonist)81.527527.522
methodical (not astonishing)81.39120.418
family-first (not work-first)81.318122.926
manicured (not scruffy)81.340620.022
low self esteem (not narcissistic)81.24714.421
high IQ (not low IQ)81.156720.524
resourceful (not helpless)81.053317.329
gatherer (not hunter)81.010419.419
still (not twitchy)81.04416.824
bashful (not exhibitionist)80.91021.228
obedient (not rebellious)80.97926.120
devout (not heathen)80.85017.823
sober (not indulgent)80.83719.718
wholesome (not salacious)80.717821.620
🧐 (not 😎)80.66719.221
vanilla (not kinky)80.58421.024
reassuring (not fearmongering)80.511724.222
gendered (not androgynous)80.451322.725
earth (not air)80.49619.430
indie (not pop)80.413818.020
tense (not relaxed)80.338515.623
serious (not bold)80.35421.119
regular (not zany)80.21919.628
resolute (not wavering)80.218919.725
frugal (not lavish)80.17823.123
chaste (not lustful)80.13518.424
stable (not moody)80.12718.416
beautiful (not ugly)80.066620.229
refined (not rugged)79.720323.824
sturdy (not flimsy)79.629921.132
sheriff (not outlaw)79.519919.921
statist (not anarchist)79.55920.524
thrifty (not extravagant)79.55518.115
🎩 (not 🧢)79.426217.121
vintage (not trendy)79.132715.824
empath (not psychopath)79.030821.822
pure (not debased)78.817124.624
tight (not loose)78.825516.422
non-gamer (not gamer)78.721724.123
consistent (not variable)78.713722.228
feminine (not masculine)78.630418.431
traditional (not unorthodox)78.411419.723
independent (not codependent)78.335228.018
normie (not freak)78.27524.025
alert (not oblivious)78.237822.724
forgiving (not vengeful)78.019222.618
private (not gregarious)78.024225.528
deep (not shallow)78.021922.630
🧠 (not 💪)78.045623.323
tailor (not blacksmith)77.917818.121
reserved (not chatty)77.821722.826
precise (not vague)77.728522.218
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)77.717025.313
secretive (not open-book)77.635823.729
one-faced (not two-faced)77.538623.429
fixable (not unfixable)77.47521.329
careful (not brave)77.27223.114
eloquent (not unpolished)77.137822.624
OCD (not ADHD)77.126017.411
introvert (not extrovert)77.014823.220
gracious (not feisty)76.94126.229
moderate (not extreme)76.95124.429
healthy (not sickly)76.745924.617
🐩 (not 🐒)76.723124.021
vegan (not cannibal)76.718620.121
historical (not modern)76.617227.429
factual (not poetic)76.621825.543
patient (not impatient)76.411230.221
concise (not long-winded)76.47320.026
pacifist (not ferocious)76.312422.924
master (not apprentice)76.350621.024
🐿 (not 🦇)76.324417.120
politically correct (not edgy)76.211425.030
warm (not quarrelsome)75.917725.319
normal (not weird)75.87519.818
profound (not ironic)75.86524.121
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.726121.021
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.340719.713
winter (not summer)75.323520.319
minimalist (not pack rat)75.210913.919
low-tech (not high-tech)75.022021.619
provincial (not cosmopolitan)74.911122.921
sage (not whippersnapper)74.99619.817
water (not fire)74.914028.926
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.918623.818
stoic (not expressive)74.915323.930
prestigious (not disreputable)74.933522.224
concrete (not abstract)74.820524.526
opinionated (not jealous)74.844418.316
impartial (not biased)74.7819.718
smooth (not rough)74.614919.028
permanent (not transient)74.615018.513
thinker (not doer)74.48325.219
🐮 (not 🐷)74.33318.513
genius (not dunce)74.347318.225
pointed (not random)74.361618.722
average (not deviant)74.26523.523
linear (not circular)74.26424.618
mild (not spicy)74.114020.523
trusting (not charming)74.07018.430
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)73.915321.320
utilitarian (not decorative)73.829524.316
conventional (not creative)73.518626.320
🐴 (not 🦄)73.329524.025
badass (not weakass)73.375623.918
equitable (not hypocritical)73.222122.519
feminist (not sexist)73.264523.033
realist (not idealist)73.123329.316
basic (not hipster)72.833728.020
soulful (not soulless)72.875324.020
conservative (not liberal)72.816422.918
active (not slothful)72.785825.927
monotone (not expressive)72.711721.825
centrist (not radical)72.55820.830
good-cook (not bad-cook)72.415722.924
scholarly (not crafty)72.319024.129
high standards (not desperate)72.343324.030
important (not irrelevant)72.290422.527
predictable (not quirky)72.115426.729
wooden (not plastic)72.042118.817
cat person (not dog person)71.826022.218
timid (not cocky)71.811523.930
hard-work (not natural-talent)71.537223.324
queen (not princess)71.452724.828
pro (not noob)71.179622.725
glad (not mad)70.923717.623
Coke (not Pepsi)70.77922.79
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.663620.817
hoarder (not unprepared)70.529622.520
🧕 (not 💃)70.58225.517
formal (not intimate)70.331927.928
triggered (not trolling)70.334820.321
disarming (not creepy)70.264324.018
🥰 (not 🙃)70.130226.220
shy (not playful)70.010017.221
official (not backdoor)69.923929.323
skeptical (not spiritual)69.869131.032
poor (not rich)69.827623.624
builder (not explorer)69.724525.018
attractive (not repulsive)69.786123.621
unassuming (not pretentious)69.715924.330
mighty (not puny)69.669217.930
theist (not atheist)69.616429.918
never cries (not often crying)69.649423.720
scientific (not artistic)69.446522.828
literary (not mathematical)69.439730.230
egalitarian (not racist)69.2108017.820
western (not eastern)69.233323.522
coordinated (not clumsy)69.175628.918
rock (not rap)69.194313.919
🥴 (not 🥳)69.029821.015
genuine (not sarcastic)68.742523.320
motivated (not unmotivated)68.7121427.824
dramatic (not comedic)68.670324.921
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.328029.332
aloof (not obsessed)68.23821.519
luddite (not technophile)67.925322.820
objective (not subjective)67.814426.528
miserable (not joyful)67.853410.617
cultured (not rustic)67.853420.923
distant (not touchy-feely)67.847423.724
rural (not urban)67.719823.130
🤖 (not 👻)67.627322.819
chic (not cheesy)67.632325.821
self-improving (not self-destructive)67.629324.421
interested (not bored)67.671427.428
go-getter (not slugabed)67.4106623.717
strict (not lenient)67.351727.021
pronatalist (not child free)67.120726.115
thin (not thick)67.149927.525
uncreative (not open to new experinces)67.016121.320
sheeple (not conspiracist)67.07919.321
real (not philosophical)67.056425.019
domestic (not industrial)67.026023.418
generous (not stingy)66.962819.716
repetitive (not varied)66.638526.724
good-humored (not angry)66.556222.121
common sense (not analysis)66.513036.325
tall (not short)66.457519.6101
sad (not happy)66.459217.227
interesting (not tiresome)66.080323.625
deep (not epic)65.922330.225
overachiever (not underachiever)65.6101129.131
straight (not queer)65.5100432.627
accommodating (not stubborn)65.517228.621
armoured (not vulnerable)65.071329.821
communal (not individualist)64.919731.218
persistent (not quitter)64.9146530.735
cynical (not gullible)64.872328.323
resigned (not resistant)64.74927.527
calm (not anxious)64.333227.829
Swedish (not Italian)64.334024.016
metrosexual (not macho)64.364022.315
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.277218.813
intense (not lighthearted)64.185328.922
rigid (not flexible)63.855626.436
businesslike (not chivalrous)63.850125.215
lover (not fighter)63.751233.023
straightforward (not cryptic)63.680533.428
romantic (not dispassionate)63.686425.527
submissive (not dominant)63.433025.824
tautology (not oxymoron)63.39521.614
corporate (not freelance)63.241525.925
slow-talking (not fast-talking)62.825326.926
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.770731.722
direct (not roundabout)62.690729.927
yes-man (not contrarian)62.625125.421
existentialist (not nihilist)62.461523.519
monochrome (not multicolored)62.450326.721
🥶 (not 🥵)62.435723.220
sorrowful (not cheery)62.372013.916
paranoid (not naive)62.368720.222
🧗 (not 🛌)62.279329.221
picky (not always down)62.060829.017
compersive (not jealous)61.849229.820
traumatized (not flourishing)61.880022.123
neurotypical (not autistic)61.6109529.721
jaded (not innocent)61.689424.417
empirical (not theoretical)61.445429.620
reclusive (not social)61.349720.627
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.138131.124
sweet (not bitter)61.062523.623
prideful (not envious)61.0109823.823
curious (not apathetic)60.998123.417
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)60.865526.221
🤠 (not 🤑)60.580030.814
French (not Russian)60.571829.620
frank (not sugarcoated)60.5109330.225
charismatic (not uninspiring)60.2118525.433
complicated (not simple)60.096828.313
🤔 (not 🤫)60.067130.217
geriatric (not vibrant)60.024721.722
proactive (not reactive)59.932932.020
close-minded (not open-minded)59.841722.423
unlucky (not fortunate)59.560418.516
bossy (not meek)59.5105222.330
suspicious (not awkward)59.590823.823
trusting (not suspicious)59.354033.825
🥾 (not 👟)59.156729.217
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.061026.923
opinionated (not neutral)59.0139229.124
love-focused (not money-focused)59.0101427.120
generalist (not specialist)58.826028.118
efficient (not overprepared)58.8103434.424
democratic (not authoritarian)58.574925.118
purple (not orange)58.555329.319
transparent (not machiavellian)58.561833.020
unchallenging (not demanding)58.024131.823
stylish (not slovenly)57.794427.531
claustrophobic (not spelunker)57.735828.018
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.675934.829
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.467827.825
👽 (not 🤡)57.471019.79
dorky (not cool)57.361527.523
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.359829.016
frenzied (not sleepy)57.3135122.015
flower child (not goth)57.394731.026
haunted (not blissful)57.2104329.328
chill (not offended)57.150123.318
socialist (not libertarian)56.925425.518
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.860527.118
outsider (not insider)56.772332.227
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.467326.621
pensive (not serene)56.4127125.222
depressed (not bright)56.365019.428
hesitant (not decisive)56.236030.332
everyman (not chosen one)56.158132.629
self-conscious (not self-assured)56.036731.022
accepting (not judgemental)56.067427.825
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.057028.825
thick-skinned (not sensitive)55.978526.927
captain (not first-mate)55.677036.914
oppressed (not privileged)55.446725.131
assertive (not passive)55.1120030.218
enlightened (not lost)54.965525.919
driven (not unambitious)54.6152928.327
ranged (not melee)54.685229.014
awkward (not charming)54.553430.328
soft (not hard)54.568927.120
hurried (not leisurely)54.592027.619
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)54.4100326.325
😭 (not 😀)54.372825.919
unemotional (not emotional)54.337927.827
alpha (not beta)54.0102029.024
🐀 (not 🐘)54.071334.220
asexual (not sexual)53.843322.415
hard (not soft)53.690324.726
🤺 (not 🏌)53.6125736.313
bold (not shy)53.5144728.727
gloomy (not sunny)53.591124.531
📉 (not 📈)53.337830.017
political (not nonpolitical)53.293330.219
Roman (not Greek)53.276826.311
😏 (not 😬)53.192723.419
dry (not moist)53.177027.412
🎃 (not 💀)53.076629.320
chortling (not giggling)52.7108227.320
presidential (not folksy)52.591331.420
emancipated (not enslaved)52.4124425.620
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.269732.010
innocent (not worldly)52.047127.327
confident (not insecure)51.9119629.319
remote (not involved)51.633227.631
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)51.668234.114
extraordinary (not mundane)51.5122727.424
musical (not off-key)51.571023.619
fast (not slow)51.3126830.418
humorless (not funny)51.267024.924
mainstream (not arcane)51.268530.437
warm (not cold)51.294924.924
💔 (not 💝)51.280338.016
young (not old)51.1107826.730
street-smart (not sheltered)51.1109331.134
🐐 (not 🦒)51.1122332.418

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Colonel Brandon (0.876)
  2. Elsie Carson (0.859)
  3. Alfred Pennyworth (0.849)
  4. Rupert Giles (0.833)
  5. Jane Eyre (0.827)
  6. Lexi Howard (0.822)
  7. Meg March (0.814)
  8. Charlie Carson (0.811)
  9. Sun-Hwa Kwon (0.81)
  10. William Somerset (0.806)
  1. Erlich Bachman (-0.775)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.765)
  3. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.761)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.732)
  5. Ben Chang (-0.73)
  6. Tracy Jordan (-0.719)
  7. Zapp Brannigan (-0.715)
  8. Jeff Portnoy (-0.71)
  9. Roman Roy (-0.708)
  10. Eric Cartman (-0.705)

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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