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Colonel Brandon Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
devoted (not unfaithful)94.53110.124
confidential (not gossiping)94.447.121
loyal (not traitorous)94.3499.314
🎩 (not 🧢)94.1109.721
diligent (not lazy)93.01138.723
tactful (not indiscreet)91.5212.126
reliable (not experimental)90.41517.028
perceptive (not unobservant)90.212513.510
civilized (not barbaric)89.96616.128
English (not German)89.92111.933
heroic (not villainous)89.811716.120
mature (not juvenile)89.74312.025
respectful (not rude)89.54916.031
classical (not avant-garde)89.5411.126
rich (not poor)88.818715.721
one-faced (not two-faced)88.85018.029
down2earth (not head@clouds)88.61816.318
sturdy (not flimsy)88.56415.929
master (not apprentice)88.216415.615
stoic (not expressive)87.91210.722
competent (not incompetent)87.624716.030
giving (not receiving)87.65020.421
reserved (not chatty)87.56515.727
prestigious (not disreputable)87.34117.634
on-time (not tardy)87.216317.931
modest (not flamboyant)87.12122.619
patriotic (not unpatriotic)87.16114.520
self-disciplined (not disorganized)87.024819.230
high IQ (not low IQ)87.031310.929
human (not animalistic)86.510515.828
sheriff (not outlaw)86.37313.320
sane (not crazy)86.21719.529
shy (not playful)86.1812.916
neat (not messy)85.913313.526
tense (not relaxed)85.817912.817
kind (not cruel)85.725616.630
clean (not perverted)85.715723.428
knowledgeable (not ignorant)85.621910.119
reasonable (not deranged)85.67015.824
attentive (not interrupting)85.42418.526
deep (not shallow)85.34717.928
scheduled (not spontaneous)85.213921.329
factual (not exaggerating)85.05013.227
historical (not modern)84.93516.023
quiet (not loud)84.95818.417
cautious (not impulsive)84.83711.825
stoic (not hypochondriac)84.82619.016
studious (not goof-off)84.723019.024
vintage (not trendy)84.412119.424
sensible (not ludicrous)84.35519.520
captain (not first-mate)84.320222.129
gendered (not androgynous)84.327114.927
generous (not stingy)84.310018.424
consistent (not variable)84.24216.626
statist (not anarchist)83.92212.127
serious (not playful)83.819413.820
not genocidal (not genocidal)83.820923.120
permanent (not transient)83.72713.621
introspective (not not introspective)83.74416.225
washed (not muddy)83.78415.519
still (not twitchy)83.62813.518
pointed (not random)83.223919.428
white knight (not bad boy)83.214023.532
legit (not scrub)83.118519.721
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.017514.528
proper (not scandalous)83.07521.926
privileged (not oppressed)82.927423.325
patient (not impatient)82.75722.324
workaholic (not slacker)82.746413.623
motivated (not unmotivated)82.765416.124
masculine (not feminine)82.635718.823
pro (not noob)82.538218.124
romantic (not dispassionate)82.520113.415
realistic (not fantastical)82.011319.530
🧠 (not 💪)81.931417.023
works hard (not plays hard)81.825723.424
altruistic (not selfish)81.715324.020
demure (not vain)81.72519.820
wise (not foolish)81.714818.825
straight (not queer)81.734721.428
highbrow (not lowbrow)81.58621.315
soulful (not soulless)81.539618.522
dramatic (not comedic)81.423113.322
regular (not zany)81.31419.520
intellectual (not physical)81.230915.633
wholesome (not salacious)81.017020.631
resolute (not wavering)81.016519.622
mighty (not puny)80.929715.623
orderly (not chaotic)80.817023.824
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)80.812618.524
sober (not indulgent)80.83718.420
earth (not air)80.79117.231
tall (not short)80.617516.3117
fresh (not stinky)80.632821.922
🧐 (not 😎)80.46819.417
methodical (not astonishing)80.311017.222
traditional (not unorthodox)80.38220.434
politically correct (not edgy)80.16122.123
pure (not debased)80.014217.821
formal (not intimate)79.911921.635
loveable (not punchable)79.822624.624
treasure (not trash)79.852722.822
🌟 (not 💩)79.846122.229
eloquent (not unpolished)79.629322.326
tight (not loose)79.622718.129
nurturing (not poisonous)79.526322.128
valedictorian (not drop out)79.541927.417
slow-talking (not fast-talking)79.53417.925
haunted (not blissful)79.526514.613
angelic (not demonic)79.320621.023
private (not gregarious)79.321525.526
wooden (not plastic)79.313712.824
important (not irrelevant)79.059918.531
😊 (not 🤣)79.015026.523
reassuring (not fearmongering)79.015220.423
tame (not wild)78.98024.929
coordinated (not clumsy)78.844016.325
resourceful (not helpless)78.862817.025
🐴 (not 🦄)78.814229.819
introvert (not extrovert)78.612421.017
😇 (not 😈)78.319322.830
🤐 (not 😜)78.114015.216
guarded (not open)78.147720.418
tasteful (not lewd)77.820123.531
sage (not whippersnapper)77.85721.826
conventional (not creative)77.612923.225
reasoned (not instinctual)77.56822.523
OCD (not ADHD)77.524219.823
scholarly (not crafty)77.410218.829
alert (not oblivious)77.341522.119
monastic (not hedonist)77.32321.023
well behaved (not mischievous)76.916228.425
complimentary (not insulting)76.821620.629
overachiever (not underachiever)76.859318.619
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)76.719025.122
equitable (not hypocritical)76.714320.929
bashful (not exhibitionist)76.43222.824
moderate (not extreme)76.46225.026
love-focused (not money-focused)76.254116.023
forgiving (not vengeful)76.123521.228
unassuming (not pretentious)76.16825.420
genius (not dunce)76.141717.419
healthy (not sickly)76.148518.719
reclusive (not social)76.117317.623
precise (not vague)75.934420.625
bookish (not sporty)75.852119.821
independent (not codependent)75.744726.524
empath (not psychopath)75.344224.127
presidential (not folksy)75.326320.130
gracious (not feisty)75.25426.028
subdued (not exuberant)75.25628.224
profound (not ironic)75.27018.318
humble (not arrogant)75.021425.722
rational (not whimsical)75.033026.424
obedient (not rebellious)74.916021.127
warm (not quarrelsome)74.720222.716
intense (not lighthearted)74.652722.024
cultured (not rustic)74.628825.628
low-tech (not high-tech)74.622824.923
official (not backdoor)74.414421.219
indie (not pop)74.031120.216
practical (not imaginative)73.939024.221
persistent (not quitter)73.8118924.221
old (not young)73.626915.434
non-gamer (not gamer)73.537834.124
queen (not princess)73.548028.326
honorable (not cunning)73.434527.020
serious (not bold)73.214918.726
never cries (not often crying)73.139821.218
realist (not idealist)73.123324.426
believable (not poorly-written)72.876223.523
secretive (not open-book)72.849624.522
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.832923.230
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)72.826723.425
realistic (not ambitious)72.89423.221
vanilla (not kinky)72.624928.618
worldly (not innocent)72.562425.022
monochrome (not multicolored)72.422924.922
egalitarian (not racist)72.498621.913
shy (not bold)72.45920.422
stylish (not slovenly)72.052525.130
hoarder (not unprepared)71.924013.815
concise (not long-winded)71.816923.933
chortling (not giggling)71.834125.121
protagonist (not antagonist)71.769725.127
🐘 (not 🐀)71.619025.217
emancipated (not enslaved)71.645925.226
genuine (not sarcastic)71.634728.821
dry (not moist)71.618621.623
accommodating (not stubborn)71.69129.623
fixable (not unfixable)71.425126.818
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.335123.717
gloomy (not sunny)71.341621.426
winter (not summer)71.331524.427
🥾 (not 👟)71.228222.122
basic (not hipster)71.139122.327
builder (not explorer)70.921128.318
refined (not rugged)70.546724.722
compersive (not jealous)70.524326.418
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)70.524022.522
cooperative (not competitive)70.421421.923
literary (not mathematical)70.435328.222
mild (not spicy)70.419524.533
political (not nonpolitical)70.338019.816
resigned (not resistant)70.31924.521
conservative (not liberal)70.320316.819
grateful (not entitled)70.332426.519
deep (not epic)70.210824.018
go-getter (not slugabed)69.797120.515
geriatric (not vibrant)69.69621.225
📈 (not 📉)69.239429.517
cynical (not gullible)69.158026.425
luddite (not technophile)69.021023.814
🧕 (not 💃)69.010028.418
water (not fire)69.025829.724
awkward (not suspicious)68.823725.327
preppy (not punk rock)68.860626.520
stable (not moody)68.415126.824
devout (not heathen)68.335526.517
glad (not mad)68.327723.221
normie (not freak)68.327527.423
monotone (not expressive)68.318422.819
Swedish (not Italian)68.124528.419
minimalist (not pack rat)67.930723.216
sorrowful (not cheery)67.755019.022
driven (not unambitious)67.7123724.534
corporate (not freelance)67.633029.124
chaste (not lustful)67.524627.224
sweet (not bitter)67.546025.324
🥰 (not 🙃)67.537231.717
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)67.478127.119
rock (not rap)67.3103328.216
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.154322.130
🐩 (not 🐒)67.145828.022
sad (not happy)67.056919.922
🐮 (not 🐷)67.023025.220
centrist (not radical)67.015022.731
street-smart (not sheltered)66.869325.725
prudish (not flirtatious)66.630521.028
active (not slothful)66.5109426.520
no-nonsense (not dramatic)66.537029.817
🤔 (not 🤫)66.534329.717
low self esteem (not narcissistic)66.324628.424
🎨 (not 🏀)66.372927.723
lover (not fighter)66.343729.521
attractive (not repulsive)66.297129.917
arcane (not mainstream)66.245128.226
morning lark (not night owl)66.226433.320
empirical (not theoretical)66.126025.523
calm (not anxious)66.129223.532
repetitive (not varied)66.140131.517
badass (not weakass)66.196030.320
frank (not sugarcoated)66.088630.821
emotional (not unemotional)65.984724.128
beautiful (not ugly)65.9109423.830
enlightened (not lost)65.634824.833
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.542424.820
slow (not fast)65.414924.924
manicured (not scruffy)65.482129.423
concrete (not abstract)65.450127.027
strict (not lenient)65.458818.921
domestic (not industrial)65.429825.115
rural (not urban)65.422927.918
democratic (not authoritarian)65.250227.123
depressed (not bright)64.837525.120
objective (not subjective)64.821923.217
skeptical (not spiritual)64.290222.626
miserable (not joyful)64.066920.928
traumatized (not flourishing)63.974129.119
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.934323.319
sleepy (not frenzied)63.93923.529
soft (not hard)63.848831.620
linear (not circular)63.530726.428
prideful (not envious)63.598725.120
average (not deviant)63.426323.825
feminist (not sexist)63.490421.117
pacifist (not ferocious)63.235925.727
purple (not orange)63.238431.419
literal (not metaphorical)63.065323.123
thick (not thin)63.037725.826
smooth (not rough)62.950223.923
opinionated (not neutral)62.9128227.133
armoured (not vulnerable)62.776327.128
🤺 (not 🏌)62.694726.419
chivalrous (not businesslike)62.648629.023
logical (not emotional)62.544818.520
Coke (not Pepsi)62.426130.924
goth (not flower child)62.335729.618
vegan (not cannibal)62.258725.128
distant (not touchy-feely)62.263627.917
ranged (not melee)62.141626.016
factual (not poetic)61.964124.724
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.836124.218
aloof (not obsessed)61.710321.120
rigid (not flexible)61.762025.724
pensive (not serene)61.7103026.326
good-humored (not angry)61.670022.220
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.650528.124
curious (not apathetic)61.495727.624
chic (not cheesy)61.449024.727
mysterious (not unambiguous)61.351927.923
efficient (not overprepared)61.388430.718
tautology (not oxymoron)61.212226.017
open-minded (not close-minded)61.176124.727
theist (not atheist)61.137126.126
nerd (not jock)61.079826.526
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)61.041923.024
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)61.084334.522
thrifty (not extravagant)60.958220.720
warm (not cold)60.870121.523
unlucky (not fortunate)60.656426.824
outsider (not insider)60.657927.219
😭 (not 😀)60.550623.838
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)60.566834.416
predictable (not quirky)60.547527.333
self-improving (not self-destructive)60.449330.522
Roman (not Greek)60.340326.815
dorky (not cool)60.254027.620
family-first (not work-first)60.167532.519
unchallenging (not demanding)60.120426.621
uncreative (not open to new experinces)59.925624.219
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.847528.123
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.868720.019
tailor (not blacksmith)59.785630.021
musical (not off-key)59.644628.918
trusting (not suspicious)59.553524.616
complicated (not simple)59.299730.830
rhythmic (not stuttering)59.1109431.420
western (not eastern)59.092431.712
Russian (not French)59.035229.021
sheeple (not conspiracist)58.821026.019
high standards (not desperate)58.787427.724
🛌 (not 🧗)58.639225.314
careful (not brave)58.537029.629
soft (not hard)58.459428.522
🤖 (not 👻)58.453723.412
transparent (not machiavellian)58.462632.024
self-conscious (not self-assured)58.330624.816
involved (not remote)58.1114029.720
neurotypical (not autistic)58.0121826.514
accepting (not judgemental)57.962030.919
utilitarian (not decorative)57.890731.422
timid (not cocky)57.530128.533
alpha (not beta)57.497023.623
opinionated (not jealous)57.3120519.823
interesting (not tiresome)57.1114723.214
💀 (not 🎃)57.172025.821
triggered (not trolling)57.0101928.617
dog person (not cat person)57.068937.923
awkward (not charming)56.947424.719
💝 (not 💔)56.972234.918
thinker (not doer)56.937233.025
trusting (not charming)56.757727.124
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)56.540727.024
🥴 (not 🥳)56.577831.315
confident (not insecure)56.4109525.031
real (not philosophical)56.4100830.620
disarming (not creepy)56.4114728.327
metrosexual (not macho)56.292930.418
interested (not bored)56.1118022.513
😬 (not 😏)56.052528.924
everyman (not chosen one)56.058532.918
common sense (not analysis)55.049930.525
normal (not weird)54.956629.616
extraordinary (not mundane)54.9112228.022
🥵 (not 🥶)54.984029.427
frugal (not lavish)54.385825.420
proactive (not reactive)54.256430.419
existentialist (not nihilist)54.1107224.421
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.199825.315
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.843533.020
dominant (not submissive)53.7111026.627
🦒 (not 🐐)53.736531.122
cryptic (not straightforward)53.536332.027
libertarian (not socialist)53.590624.916
jaded (not innocent)53.4112127.822
leisurely (not hurried)53.358824.320
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.867331.322
pronatalist (not child free)52.851033.224
communal (not individualist)52.856229.517
hunter (not gatherer)52.888731.625
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.774922.914
contrarian (not yes-man)52.7106428.022
bossy (not meek)52.4119726.319
picky (not always down)52.399627.523
biased (not impartial)52.1133628.622
charismatic (not uninspiring)52.1140230.223
offended (not chill)52.097730.121
paranoid (not naive)52.0108621.216
scientific (not artistic)51.986826.021
decisive (not hesitant)51.9122027.821
sexual (not asexual)51.9120025.517
humorless (not funny)51.865823.023
roundabout (not direct)51.644428.919
generalist (not specialist)51.553928.021
🤡 (not 👽)51.371824.812
bad-cook (not good-cook)51.287231.317
passive (not assertive)50.146026.522
🐿 (not 🦇)50.1103030.316
🤠 (not 🤑)50.4106533.522

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 (0.876)
  2. Rupert Giles (0.859)
  3. Alfred Pennyworth (0.854)
  4. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.833)
  5. William Somerset (0.833)
  6. John Bates (0.831)
  7. Charlie Carson (0.813)
  8. Harold Cooper (0.809)
  9. James Gordon (0.794)
  10. Tom Hagen (0.792)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.732)
  2. Myrtle Wilson (-0.7)
  3. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.697)
  4. Lydia Bennet (-0.692)
  5. Ben Chang (-0.689)
  6. Erlich Bachman (-0.688)
  7. Jeff Portnoy (-0.663)
  8. Roman Roy (-0.663)
  9. Krusty the Clown (-0.658)
  10. F. Tony Scarapiducci (-0.65)

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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