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Colonel Brandon Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Colonel Brandon 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
devoted (not unfaithful)94.7249.925
loyal (not traitorous)94.1619.218
🎩 (not 🧢)94.1169.721
confidential (not gossiping)93.7127.622
diligent (not lazy)93.31108.624
mature (not juvenile)90.44611.827
reliable (not experimental)90.41717.028
English (not German)89.92211.933
civilized (not barbaric)89.58516.033
classical (not avant-garde)89.5411.126
respectful (not rude)89.35615.734
one-faced (not two-faced)89.15517.930
tactful (not indiscreet)88.9618.027
sturdy (not flimsy)88.97315.730
heroic (not villainous)88.517516.821
rich (not poor)88.520815.422
perceptive (not unobservant)88.521314.317
master (not apprentice)88.118615.116
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.824118.832
prestigious (not disreputable)87.74117.435
competent (not incompetent)87.628215.533
giving (not receiving)87.65120.421
reserved (not chatty)87.57615.727
modest (not flamboyant)87.32522.020
on-time (not tardy)87.218717.931
stoic (not expressive)87.02511.423
high IQ (not low IQ)87.036010.929
patriotic (not unpatriotic)86.57914.022
kind (not cruel)86.327416.332
sheriff (not outlaw)86.38013.320
neat (not messy)86.314813.427
sane (not crazy)86.22219.529
shy (not playful)86.1912.916
human (not animalistic)85.813215.631
reasonable (not deranged)85.87715.526
down2earth (not head@clouds)85.55419.426
factual (not exaggerating)85.55713.128
attentive (not interrupting)85.52418.028
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.216021.329
clean (not perverted)85.218222.830
quiet (not loud)85.16917.519
cautious (not impulsive)85.04711.726
consistent (not variable)84.84116.527
stoic (not hypochondriac)84.84019.016
serious (not playful)84.620113.921
historical (not modern)84.64415.724
vintage (not trendy)84.414019.424
gendered (not androgynous)84.331914.927
generous (not stingy)84.311318.424
studious (not goof-off)84.129518.626
still (not twitchy)84.13013.319
proper (not scandalous)84.08121.428
washed (not muddy)83.910015.121
altruistic (not selfish)83.813122.624
introspective (not not introspective)83.75516.225
tense (not relaxed)83.629813.722
permanent (not transient)83.63313.124
legit (not scrub)83.617419.023
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.418714.429
motivated (not unmotivated)83.472316.225
sensible (not ludicrous)83.29119.521
patient (not impatient)83.25821.028
white knight (not bad boy)83.215623.532
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.129922.122
workaholic (not slacker)83.051913.424
deep (not shallow)82.910719.730
privileged (not oppressed)82.730022.926
valedictorian (not drop out)82.636025.423
demure (not vain)82.62017.925
masculine (not feminine)82.541418.524
pro (not noob)82.543818.124
wise (not foolish)82.416418.726
straight (not queer)82.432121.329
orderly (not chaotic)82.315922.828
captain (not first-mate)82.327723.437
pointed (not random)82.331218.532
sober (not indulgent)82.03118.022
works hard (not plays hard)82.028122.925
realistic (not fantastical)82.012819.530
🧠 (not 💪)81.936317.023
politically correct (not edgy)81.94021.426
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.940219.020
soulful (not soulless)81.545318.522
wholesome (not salacious)81.318620.332
highbrow (not lowbrow)81.39020.616
dramatic (not comedic)81.226913.525
intellectual (not physical)81.234715.633
resolute (not wavering)81.019819.622
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.014817.228
earth (not air)80.910217.032
mighty (not puny)80.534615.324
🧐 (not 😎)80.58321.022
methodical (not astonishing)80.412316.823
eloquent (not unpolished)80.430821.829
fresh (not stinky)80.339621.523
regular (not zany)80.22420.522
tall (not short)80.121716.7140
haunted (not blissful)80.129213.316
reassuring (not fearmongering)80.114620.125
🌟 (not 💩)79.954521.830
important (not irrelevant)79.866318.036
formal (not intimate)79.814521.336
loveable (not punchable)79.826024.624
statist (not anarchist)79.85921.032
treasure (not trash)79.859622.822
private (not gregarious)79.724225.127
tight (not loose)79.727117.830
coordinated (not clumsy)79.647916.227
introvert (not extrovert)79.612920.818
nurturing (not poisonous)79.530322.128
slow-talking (not fast-talking)79.54417.526
angelic (not demonic)79.324121.023
romantic (not dispassionate)79.333919.520
😊 (not 🤣)79.017924.927
wooden (not plastic)79.016012.627
traditional (not unorthodox)78.911920.437
😇 (not 😈)78.722122.631
resourceful (not helpless)78.672416.527
conventional (not creative)78.513223.226
well behaved (not mischievous)78.415427.827
guarded (not open)78.453919.919
reasoned (not instinctual)78.27022.324
bashful (not exhibitionist)78.12922.327
tame (not wild)78.011325.931
pure (not debased)77.921619.922
tasteful (not lewd)77.823523.531
sage (not whippersnapper)77.86821.826
alert (not oblivious)77.745921.620
equitable (not hypocritical)77.514821.030
subdued (not exuberant)77.44526.928
scholarly (not crafty)77.411918.530
reclusive (not social)77.319116.728
🤐 (not 😜)77.220617.523
OCD (not ADHD)77.129021.628
monastic (not hedonist)77.03119.629
overachiever (not underachiever)76.868118.619
precise (not vague)76.636620.127
forgiving (not vengeful)76.427820.929
moderate (not extreme)76.46924.527
independent (not codependent)76.247326.125
love-focused (not money-focused)76.263416.023
genius (not dunce)76.146717.419
gracious (not feisty)76.15325.929
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)76.023424.626
unassuming (not pretentious)75.89224.821
bookish (not sporty)75.860219.821
presidential (not folksy)75.828519.932
practical (not imaginative)75.739723.224
official (not backdoor)75.713120.521
empath (not psychopath)75.748223.728
complimentary (not insulting)75.329521.732
healthy (not sickly)75.259120.223
obedient (not rebellious)75.117720.828
humble (not arrogant)75.024825.722
rational (not whimsical)75.037826.424
low-tech (not high-tech)74.825624.225
warm (not quarrelsome)74.722922.117
cultured (not rustic)74.632925.628
queen (not princess)74.548626.835
intense (not lighthearted)74.360622.928
realist (not idealist)74.123224.527
believable (not poorly-written)73.977823.624
persistent (not quitter)73.8136524.221
worldly (not innocent)73.764225.123
🐴 (not 🦄)73.733532.621
secretive (not open-book)73.754824.323
honorable (not cunning)73.441527.020
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)73.328123.026
serious (not bold)73.217718.726
profound (not ironic)73.113519.321
old (not young)72.931514.937
indie (not pop)72.841023.720
non-gamer (not gamer)72.845032.627
realistic (not ambitious)72.811523.221
Swedish (not Italian)72.715826.226
accommodating (not stubborn)72.79829.524
protagonist (not antagonist)72.777225.228
shy (not bold)72.66920.024
never cries (not often crying)72.649220.122
chortling (not giggling)72.536324.822
monochrome (not multicolored)72.426424.922
genuine (not sarcastic)72.339128.323
emancipated (not enslaved)72.248624.428
concise (not long-winded)72.217723.335
stylish (not slovenly)71.760625.332
hard-work (not natural-talent)71.741523.833
🐘 (not 🐀)71.622025.217
🥾 (not 👟)71.433521.723
fixable (not unfixable)71.428526.818
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.339623.717
gloomy (not sunny)71.348721.426
dry (not moist)71.322122.028
winter (not summer)71.336224.427
basic (not hipster)71.143022.327
cooperative (not competitive)71.024921.026
🧕 (not 💃)70.610328.519
compersive (not jealous)70.529226.418
resigned (not resistant)70.32024.521
vanilla (not kinky)70.334228.920
grateful (not entitled)70.337826.519
mild (not spicy)70.222424.234
deep (not epic)70.212924.018
sorrowful (not cheery)69.954819.125
egalitarian (not racist)69.9122025.217
political (not nonpolitical)69.844819.317
literary (not mathematical)69.743829.324
go-getter (not slugabed)69.7110920.515
geriatric (not vibrant)69.610421.225
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.380926.721
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)69.328421.924
water (not fire)69.330629.125
cynical (not gullible)69.365925.926
hoarder (not unprepared)69.240315.517
🎨 (not 🏀)69.275427.626
normie (not freak)69.227427.224
stable (not moody)69.116626.525
low self esteem (not narcissistic)69.123328.127
awkward (not suspicious)68.826725.327
minimalist (not pack rat)68.830722.118
refined (not rugged)68.758825.523
democratic (not authoritarian)68.643724.432
centrist (not radical)68.413522.434
devout (not heathen)68.341126.517
glad (not mad)68.332123.221
rock (not rap)68.2112127.617
luddite (not technophile)67.827923.415
active (not slothful)67.8121426.225
driven (not unambitious)67.8141624.235
preppy (not punk rock)67.670027.224
🐩 (not 🐒)67.252327.423
chaste (not lustful)66.931226.727
empirical (not theoretical)66.826225.224
sad (not happy)66.867719.024
sweet (not bitter)66.856425.025
attractive (not repulsive)66.6110128.319
prudish (not flirtatious)66.634421.028
frank (not sugarcoated)66.5102630.122
monotone (not expressive)66.525524.821
corporate (not freelance)66.439429.125
lover (not fighter)66.350128.922
Roman (not Greek)66.221325.920
calm (not anxious)66.133423.532
badass (not weakass)66.1109730.320
manicured (not scruffy)66.191128.725
emotional (not unemotional)65.997124.730
beautiful (not ugly)65.9125723.830
objective (not subjective)65.922923.118
builder (not explorer)65.839930.421
inspiring (not cringeworthy)65.668223.532
no-nonsense (not dramatic)65.644928.423
enlightened (not lost)65.639024.833
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.547924.820
repetitive (not varied)65.546730.520
🤔 (not 🤫)65.545532.824
slow (not fast)65.416724.425
domestic (not industrial)65.434725.418
rural (not urban)65.427727.918
pacifist (not ferocious)65.336926.535
efficient (not overprepared)65.375930.827
street-smart (not sheltered)65.184126.827
arcane (not mainstream)65.056229.428
🥰 (not 🙃)65.053832.024
concrete (not abstract)64.960827.629
🐮 (not 🐷)64.840728.330
linear (not circular)64.132626.229
miserable (not joyful)64.076320.928
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)64.039322.720
western (not eastern)63.974231.418
traumatized (not flourishing)63.986428.420
sleepy (not frenzied)63.95023.529
prideful (not envious)63.9109324.521
soft (not hard)63.856030.821
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)63.864332.822
feminist (not sexist)63.7103420.618
thrifty (not extravagant)63.755821.822
average (not deviant)63.429223.825
depressed (not bright)63.349325.222
🤺 (not 🏌)63.2108025.321
opinionated (not neutral)63.1143726.734
thick (not thin)63.042625.826
smooth (not rough)62.957023.923
armoured (not vulnerable)62.786327.128
conservative (not liberal)62.736825.022
skeptical (not spiritual)62.6108923.727
logical (not emotional)62.552718.520
mysterious (not unambiguous)62.457027.425
vegan (not cannibal)62.269825.128
distant (not touchy-feely)62.273427.917
📈 (not 📉)62.189934.125
musical (not off-key)61.944228.320
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.839324.218
predictable (not quirky)61.847427.135
aloof (not obsessed)61.712121.120
rigid (not flexible)61.770325.724
pensive (not serene)61.7115526.326
tautology (not oxymoron)61.712225.418
curious (not apathetic)61.6109427.125
chic (not cheesy)61.457024.727
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.357728.026
😭 (not 😀)61.355023.740
theist (not atheist)61.241327.730
complicated (not simple)61.1105530.340
open-minded (not close-minded)61.188724.727
opinionated (not jealous)61.1121821.731
strict (not lenient)61.078123.123
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)61.047323.024
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)61.095233.723
warm (not cold)60.881122.328
morning lark (not night owl)60.843535.127
pronatalist (not child free)60.736529.936
outsider (not insider)60.667127.219
self-improving (not self-destructive)60.457830.522
chivalrous (not businesslike)60.464230.325
goth (not flower child)60.346030.119
nerd (not jock)60.292726.427
dorky (not cool)60.260227.620
accepting (not judgemental)60.067331.520
uncreative (not open to new experinces)59.928324.219
good-humored (not angry)59.986623.021
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.878520.019
frugal (not lavish)59.779726.324
🥴 (not 🥳)59.676630.617
tailor (not blacksmith)59.696729.322
unchallenging (not demanding)59.624826.022
transparent (not machiavellian)59.665231.925
trusting (not suspicious)59.560824.616
alpha (not beta)59.2104524.624
soft (not hard)59.266328.123
ranged (not melee)59.067727.121
factual (not poetic)58.984726.026
unlucky (not fortunate)58.874327.825
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.823626.019
involved (not remote)58.7129531.323
provincial (not cosmopolitan)58.757828.024
timid (not cocky)58.732329.034
self-conscious (not self-assured)58.334924.816
Coke (not Pepsi)58.351834.437
rhythmic (not stuttering)57.9129231.121
careful (not brave)57.843329.833
utilitarian (not decorative)57.8104231.422
thinker (not doer)57.540532.526
side character (not main character)57.584424.815
😬 (not 😏)57.355429.025
💀 (not 🎃)57.382826.324
disarming (not creepy)57.1129728.128
high standards (not desperate)57.1103729.126
neurotypical (not autistic)57.0138926.416
triggered (not trolling)57.0117228.617
dog person (not cat person)57.077637.923
💝 (not 💔)56.984934.918
interesting (not tiresome)56.8133024.118
real (not philosophical)56.8112630.022
literal (not metaphorical)56.7107325.829
awkward (not charming)56.556024.120
purple (not orange)56.573030.930
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)56.547927.024
👽 (not 🤡)56.586826.727
confident (not insecure)56.4124425.031
🛌 (not 🧗)56.450624.916
everyman (not chosen one)56.366534.321
trusting (not charming)55.870027.226
family-first (not work-first)55.889431.129
🤖 (not 👻)55.871624.515
dominant (not submissive)55.0123327.028
interested (not bored)55.0141622.415
libertarian (not socialist)54.990924.520
extraordinary (not mundane)54.9129628.022
leisurely (not hurried)54.660524.521
jaded (not innocent)54.5124227.723
normal (not weird)54.464832.518
Russian (not French)54.455330.024
metrosexual (not macho)54.4111530.619
hunter (not gatherer)54.399231.926
proactive (not reactive)54.264330.419
claustrophobic (not spelunker)54.051827.621
scientific (not artistic)53.994727.022
charismatic (not uninspiring)53.7157730.524
🦒 (not 🐐)53.739131.122
cryptic (not straightforward)53.541332.027
biased (not impartial)53.5147527.824
contrarian (not yes-man)53.1121127.423
common sense (not analysis)53.068931.626
existentialist (not nihilist)52.9128125.827
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.878931.322
sexual (not asexual)52.6131925.219
🤑 (not 🤠)52.370533.623
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.388128.319
offended (not chill)52.0112030.121
paranoid (not naive)52.0124821.216
decisive (not hesitant)51.9138727.821
roundabout (not direct)51.649428.919
picky (not always down)51.6115926.627
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.590333.928
good-cook (not bad-cook)51.592530.419
humorless (not funny)51.477122.624
individualist (not communal)51.1123429.619
🥵 (not 🥶)51.0116030.346
passive (not assertive)50.851626.123
specialist (not generalist)50.2135727.825
🐿 (not 🦇)50.8115931.519
meek (not bossy)50.659527.120

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Elinor Dashwood (0.877)
  2. Rupert Giles (0.863)
  3. Alfred Pennyworth (0.856)
  4. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.837)
  5. William Somerset (0.835)
  6. John Bates (0.835)
  7. Atticus Finch (0.828)
  8. Harold Cooper (0.813)
  9. Charlie Carson (0.81)
  10. Queen Elizabeth II (0.804)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.735)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.701)
  3. Myrtle Wilson (-0.701)
  4. Erlich Bachman (-0.695)
  5. Lydia Bennet (-0.694)
  6. Ben Chang (-0.689)
  7. Jeff Portnoy (-0.665)
  8. Roman Roy (-0.661)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.658)
  10. F. Tony Scarapiducci (-0.65)

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

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


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