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Elinor Dashwood Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
respectful (not rude)93.398.024
sane (not crazy)92.649.329
mature (not juvenile)92.42113.621
self-disciplined (not disorganized)92.010012.929
clean (not perverted)91.23511.928
competent (not incompetent)91.114218.426
nurturing (not poisonous)90.93014.724
😇 (not 😈)90.33010.220
serious (not playful)90.26312.117
loyal (not traitorous)90.224213.634
confidential (not gossiping)89.86910.923
civilized (not barbaric)89.67912.814
realistic (not fantastical)89.22116.625
tasteful (not lewd)88.91613.427
practical (not imaginative)88.92917.225
cautious (not impulsive)88.61013.630
English (not German)88.63319.627
introspective (not not introspective)88.41522.121
studious (not goof-off)88.115411.527
perceptive (not unobservant)87.625616.329
human (not animalistic)87.58113.620
realistic (not ambitious)87.3615.331
devoted (not unfaithful)87.332317.330
giving (not receiving)87.15918.435
reliable (not experimental)87.04524.528
guarded (not open)86.917820.522
scheduled (not spontaneous)86.911915.423
well behaved (not mischievous)86.73117.424
altruistic (not selfish)86.56316.442
modest (not flamboyant)86.33218.022
classical (not avant-garde)86.21318.227
humble (not arrogant)86.04712.031
valedictorian (not drop out)85.625515.333
white knight (not bad boy)85.67917.016
reasoned (not instinctual)85.51017.430
neat (not messy)85.516816.135
preppy (not punk rock)85.212411.624
kind (not cruel)85.132918.320
proper (not scandalous)85.06622.729
🌟 (not 💩)85.026416.740
deliberate (not spontaneous)84.815019.527
workaholic (not slacker)84.840713.623
washed (not muddy)84.78218.627
family-first (not work-first)84.614021.235
honorable (not cunning)84.57917.022
diligent (not lazy)84.565320.223
attentive (not interrupting)84.43517.423
orderly (not chaotic)84.411322.226
intellectual (not physical)84.124419.728
works hard (not plays hard)84.119416.327
grateful (not entitled)83.96815.019
heroic (not villainous)83.937516.127
factual (not exaggerating)83.77920.333
subdued (not exuberant)83.6620.426
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.627126.823
reasonable (not deranged)83.513421.527
quiet (not loud)83.49215.918
believable (not poorly-written)83.416119.531
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.433117.617
angelic (not demonic)83.313016.133
logical (not emotional)83.18720.234
😊 (not 🤣)83.17218.924
fresh (not stinky)83.126218.028
tactful (not indiscreet)83.06021.526
wise (not foolish)82.915315.021
down2earth (not head@clouds)82.99527.439
legit (not scrub)82.921418.227
cooperative (not competitive)82.86323.224
penny-pincher (not overspender)82.82620.422
on-time (not tardy)82.636124.724
no-nonsense (not dramatic)82.67623.632
🎨 (not 🏀)82.630111.619
loveable (not punchable)82.517825.421
🤐 (not 😜)82.38016.728
treasure (not trash)82.342425.721
reassuring (not fearmongering)82.39322.826
bookish (not sporty)82.239016.618
morning lark (not night owl)82.24715.430
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.021216.033
obedient (not rebellious)81.87425.821
sensible (not ludicrous)81.813416.128
tame (not wild)81.75919.728
wholesome (not salacious)81.617021.521
complimentary (not insulting)81.512920.135
protagonist (not antagonist)81.533827.522
gatherer (not hunter)81.411317.924
rational (not whimsical)81.418920.434
methodical (not astonishing)81.410319.919
prudish (not flirtatious)81.34914.023
literal (not metaphorical)81.35721.924
demure (not vain)81.32518.729
sober (not indulgent)81.24019.319
manicured (not scruffy)81.245619.523
nerd (not jock)81.035011.621
earth (not air)81.010119.431
bashful (not exhibitionist)80.91321.228
high IQ (not low IQ)80.864920.027
gendered (not androgynous)80.854622.326
regular (not zany)80.72018.933
resourceful (not helpless)80.762017.130
devout (not heathen)80.66117.524
🧐 (not 😎)80.68118.822
tense (not relaxed)80.542315.324
OCD (not ADHD)80.515615.718
serious (not bold)80.35721.119
still (not twitchy)80.36116.426
resolute (not wavering)80.222219.725
frugal (not lavish)80.18420.930
chaste (not lustful)80.14518.424
stable (not moody)80.13018.416
sturdy (not flimsy)79.833220.833
non-gamer (not gamer)79.721823.525
empath (not psychopath)79.731221.324
sheriff (not outlaw)79.522419.921
vintage (not trendy)79.436815.525
low self esteem (not narcissistic)79.17515.024
thrifty (not extravagant)78.97717.716
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)78.918621.818
🎩 (not 🧢)78.932516.822
pure (not debased)78.819624.624
tight (not loose)78.830016.422
monastic (not hedonist)78.72118.729
independent (not codependent)78.738327.319
consistent (not variable)78.715621.829
feminine (not masculine)78.635218.431
precise (not vague)78.430121.819
🧠 (not 💪)78.449922.825
refined (not rugged)78.326626.928
beautiful (not ugly)78.382421.730
deep (not shallow)78.324321.932
forgiving (not vengeful)78.023122.618
reserved (not chatty)77.825322.826
one-faced (not two-faced)77.843923.231
patient (not impatient)77.712029.123
secretive (not open-book)77.742123.131
eloquent (not unpolished)77.640522.325
introvert (not extrovert)77.516222.821
minimalist (not pack rat)77.58014.822
statist (not anarchist)77.49823.331
fixable (not unfixable)77.47921.329
vanilla (not kinky)77.316524.226
normie (not freak)77.38924.028
careful (not brave)77.17524.017
private (not gregarious)77.130926.030
moderate (not extreme)77.05624.030
gracious (not feisty)76.94626.229
stoic (not hypochondriac)76.918122.722
healthy (not sickly)76.752724.617
vegan (not cannibal)76.720120.121
🐩 (not 🐒)76.626724.023
pacifist (not ferocious)76.613922.228
historical (not modern)76.620327.429
traditional (not unorthodox)76.516821.224
concrete (not abstract)76.419924.328
alert (not oblivious)76.451824.025
concise (not long-winded)76.49120.026
politically correct (not edgy)76.213025.030
pointed (not random)76.061718.426
stoic (not expressive)75.916523.432
normal (not weird)75.87819.818
smooth (not rough)75.815218.930
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.730721.021
water (not fire)75.516528.527
master (not apprentice)75.460621.827
factual (not poetic)75.227926.746
tailor (not blacksmith)75.229519.224
permanent (not transient)75.116419.716
conventional (not creative)75.118225.223
prestigious (not disreputable)75.038021.725
sage (not whippersnapper)75.010522.220
profound (not ironic)75.09823.822
🐿 (not 🦇)74.931520.222
impartial (not biased)74.71119.718
provincial (not cosmopolitan)74.612522.422
thinker (not doer)74.310224.021
opinionated (not jealous)74.355019.523
average (not deviant)74.27423.523
equitable (not hypocritical)74.223622.420
indie (not pop)74.235022.726
mild (not spicy)74.116120.523
soulful (not soulless)74.180024.221
realist (not idealist)74.123228.717
basic (not hipster)74.032127.322
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)74.018220.821
low-tech (not high-tech)73.828521.720
genius (not dunce)73.756918.126
conservative (not liberal)73.717022.619
utilitarian (not decorative)73.634123.617
trusting (not charming)73.69318.231
🐮 (not 🐷)73.56317.721
good-cook (not bad-cook)73.515523.125
centrist (not radical)73.55220.533
🐴 (not 🦄)73.334424.025
feminist (not sexist)73.273923.033
monotone (not expressive)73.113821.526
queen (not princess)73.154225.242
important (not irrelevant)73.0100821.630
disarming (not creepy)72.758922.822
theist (not atheist)72.515629.121
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.538022.926
winter (not summer)72.533523.521
🧕 (not 💃)72.48723.722
predictable (not quirky)72.415026.330
timid (not cocky)72.412323.332
wooden (not plastic)72.346418.318
linear (not circular)72.29925.419
badass (not weakass)72.189823.819
scholarly (not crafty)72.021623.830
builder (not explorer)72.020423.825
cat person (not dog person)71.830722.218
egalitarian (not racist)71.2117917.523
motivated (not unmotivated)71.1132828.026
pro (not noob)71.190222.725
coordinated (not clumsy)71.079226.123
warm (not quarrelsome)70.733928.921
poor (not rich)70.730723.625
glad (not mad)70.727917.224
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.674520.817
active (not slothful)70.5109828.434
shy (not playful)70.012217.221
official (not backdoor)69.926829.323
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.877725.716
mighty (not puny)69.778117.631
unassuming (not pretentious)69.719124.234
rock (not rap)69.5103413.321
literary (not mathematical)69.445330.230
hoarder (not unprepared)69.439123.324
main character (not side character)69.459630.626
deep (not epic)69.215229.329
triggered (not trolling)69.049020.822
self-improving (not self-destructive)68.930723.723
attractive (not repulsive)68.6103725.323
luddite (not technophile)68.623922.825
🥴 (not 🥳)68.636620.416
dramatic (not comedic)68.581124.322
skeptical (not spiritual)68.484131.633
scientific (not artistic)68.356223.431
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.331029.332
formal (not intimate)68.344028.930
never cries (not often crying)68.362525.724
genuine (not sarcastic)67.853023.121
objective (not subjective)67.817026.528
miserable (not joyful)67.862310.617
cultured (not rustic)67.860220.923
distant (not touchy-feely)67.855523.724
tall (not short)67.760520.0121
rural (not urban)67.723523.130
strict (not lenient)67.657925.426
high standards (not desperate)67.664527.533
chic (not cheesy)67.637925.821
accommodating (not stubborn)67.517128.323
western (not eastern)67.451822.628
Coke (not Pepsi)67.215027.616
thin (not thick)67.157926.628
uncreative (not open to new experinces)67.018121.320
real (not philosophical)67.063325.019
interested (not bored)67.087729.934
Swedish (not Italian)66.933926.524
aloof (not obsessed)66.85221.920
repetitive (not varied)66.641826.724
common sense (not analysis)66.515736.325
🥰 (not 🙃)66.448327.625
sad (not happy)66.369716.928
communal (not individualist)66.320730.919
sheeple (not conspiracist)66.29119.122
cynical (not gullible)66.276127.525
go-getter (not slugabed)66.1126523.920
generous (not stingy)65.876621.318
persistent (not quitter)65.6166130.536
straight (not queer)65.5109232.627
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.184018.817
🤖 (not 👻)65.139623.931
good-humored (not angry)64.969422.523
highbrow (not lowbrow)64.869931.324
resigned (not resistant)64.75627.527
overachiever (not underachiever)64.7119929.032
interesting (not tiresome)64.5100525.229
calm (not anxious)64.338427.829
metrosexual (not macho)64.371422.315
domestic (not industrial)64.137625.919
intense (not lighthearted)64.197128.922
rigid (not flexible)63.963126.137
lover (not fighter)63.956832.324
businesslike (not chivalrous)63.856025.215
armoured (not vulnerable)63.684229.922
romantic (not dispassionate)63.698325.527
submissive (not dominant)63.038525.325
pronatalist (not child free)63.030626.522
reclusive (not social)63.053420.630
🥶 (not 🥵)62.937323.625
direct (not roundabout)62.6102929.927
sweet (not bitter)62.668224.424
yes-man (not contrarian)62.628525.421
monochrome (not multicolored)62.459126.721
existentialist (not nihilist)62.370822.920
paranoid (not naive)62.377720.222
🤠 (not 🤑)62.189630.415
🤔 (not 🤫)62.065029.522
corporate (not freelance)62.049524.729
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.841430.625
traumatized (not flourishing)61.894222.123
sorrowful (not cheery)61.686913.418
jaded (not innocent)61.6102824.417
empirical (not theoretical)61.451329.620
prideful (not envious)61.4123523.424
🧗 (not 🛌)61.197929.022
curious (not apathetic)60.9113523.417
neurotypical (not autistic)60.9122029.724
tautology (not oxymoron)60.914022.918
straightforward (not cryptic)60.6106133.731
unchallenging (not demanding)60.622931.925
picky (not always down)60.674330.621
French (not Russian)60.582329.620
frank (not sugarcoated)60.5127330.225
compersive (not jealous)60.363729.821
charismatic (not uninspiring)60.2136725.433
geriatric (not vibrant)60.028521.323
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)59.965326.724
love-focused (not money-focused)59.9115526.522
close-minded (not open-minded)59.847622.423
unlucky (not fortunate)59.571018.516
bossy (not meek)59.5118122.330
suspicious (not awkward)59.5102623.823
haunted (not blissful)59.5110829.735
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)59.477426.522
trusting (not suspicious)59.361233.226
🥾 (not 👟)59.168029.217
pensive (not serene)59.0131225.025
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.641729.130
👽 (not 🤡)58.577722.315
opinionated (not neutral)58.5159428.625
generalist (not specialist)58.330830.424
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.166129.424
democratic (not authoritarian)57.888829.431
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.875627.426
stylish (not slovenly)57.7106427.531
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.784533.933
ranged (not melee)57.676430.215
everyman (not chosen one)57.662633.030
transparent (not machiavellian)57.475232.521
flower child (not goth)57.3107331.026
chill (not offended)57.157023.318
soft (not hard)56.872426.922
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.867927.118
outsider (not insider)56.782832.227
complicated (not simple)56.6120829.216
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.686226.828
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.475425.523
proactive (not reactive)56.253732.822
self-conscious (not self-assured)56.042331.022
depressed (not bright)55.777019.230
dorky (not cool)55.673028.224
frenzied (not sleepy)55.5160724.117
oppressed (not privileged)55.455925.131
awkward (not charming)55.358630.129
purple (not orange)55.079929.825
enlightened (not lost)55.073325.821
socialist (not libertarian)54.943225.020
driven (not unambitious)54.9174927.828
dry (not moist)54.881927.013
😭 (not 😀)54.782425.320
hurried (not leisurely)54.5105227.619
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.449727.323
accepting (not judgemental)54.383827.527
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)54.2115725.826
hesitant (not decisive)54.147630.734
📉 (not 📈)54.139332.825
efficient (not overprepared)54.1142533.334
chortling (not giggling)54.1119227.321
alpha (not beta)54.0115629.024
emancipated (not enslaved)53.7137724.323
unemotional (not emotional)53.743726.730
extraordinary (not mundane)53.5134728.525
hard (not soft)53.5102124.227
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)53.373928.528
political (not nonpolitical)53.2107730.219
humorless (not funny)53.171526.225
street-smart (not sheltered)53.1120431.436
😏 (not 😬)53.1107723.419
🎃 (not 💀)53.086329.320
asexual (not sexual)52.954822.016
captain (not first-mate)52.695637.415
gloomy (not sunny)52.6107624.632
🐀 (not 🐘)52.589234.121
presidential (not folksy)52.5103531.420
fast (not slow)52.4143129.919
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.181230.617
innocent (not worldly)52.055027.327
Roman (not Greek)52.098629.320
bold (not shy)51.9168228.330
confident (not insecure)51.9135929.319
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)51.6114233.915
🏌 (not 🤺)51.542236.417
musical (not off-key)51.580923.619
young (not old)51.4123826.432
warm (not cold)51.3109425.426
assertive (not passive)51.3145531.220
💔 (not 💝)51.289138.016
🐐 (not 🦒)51.1141332.418
mainstream (not arcane)50.878929.739
involved (not remote)50.4159027.832

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 (0.877)
  2. Elsie Carson (0.857)
  3. Alfred Pennyworth (0.849)
  4. Lexi Howard (0.836)
  5. Rupert Giles (0.832)
  6. Jane Eyre (0.83)
  7. Atticus Finch (0.82)
  8. Meg March (0.815)
  9. William Somerset (0.811)
  10. Charlie Carson (0.81)
  1. Erlich Bachman (-0.779)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.769)
  3. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.764)
  4. Krusty the Clown (-0.739)
  5. Ben Chang (-0.732)
  6. Tracy Jordan (-0.726)
  7. Zapp Brannigan (-0.719)
  8. Jeff Portnoy (-0.715)
  9. Roman Roy (-0.71)
  10. Eric Cartman (-0.706)

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

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


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