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John Willoughby Descriptive Personality Statistics

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John Willoughby 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
salacious (not wholesome)91.12010.323
flirtatious (not prudish)90.45010.727
narcissistic (not low self esteem)89.47913.626
lavish (not frugal)88.3459.723
vain (not demure)88.35218.425
bold (not shy)88.238114.230
playful (not shy)87.718022.019
demanding (not unchallenging)87.519310.019
lustful (not chaste)87.25414.121
entitled (not grateful)86.714215.221
poisonous (not nurturing)86.511518.524
overspender (not penny-pincher)86.54917.625
self-destructive (not self-improving)86.45718.425
cocky (not timid)86.127021.937
exaggerating (not factual)86.010022.821
sexual (not asexual)86.021418.026
cringeworthy (not inspiring)85.93612.128
🤡 (not 👽)85.9716.327
indulgent (not sober)85.78722.123
💩 (not 🌟)85.74422.924
unfaithful (not devoted)85.71516.618
scrub (not legit)85.61116.319
goof-off (not studious)85.48515.424
plays hard (not works hard)85.34619.323
instinctual (not reasoned)84.88112.219
hypocritical (not equitable)84.86514.720
flamboyant (not modest)84.712315.926
traitorous (not loyal)84.66120.225
pretentious (not unassuming)84.413124.718
privileged (not oppressed)84.425321.132
impulsive (not cautious)84.416719.725
chaotic (not orderly)84.116515.625
decorative (not utilitarian)84.02418.822
antagonist (not protagonist)84.07017.723
money-focused (not love-focused)84.011320.723
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)83.922924.824
masculine (not feminine)83.837618.934
social (not reclusive)83.814317.534
💔 (not 💝)83.66723.721
jock (not nerd)83.411221.918
tardy (not on-time)83.46512.615
outlaw (not sheriff)83.220818.724
slacker (not workaholic)83.25219.930
extravagant (not thrifty)82.616121.832
scandalous (not proper)82.419620.917
gamer (not non-gamer)82.47521.518
ironic (not profound)82.31112.615
western (not eastern)82.24124.326
not introspective (not introspective)82.01613.719
vibrant (not geriatric)82.023323.325
chatty (not reserved)81.926915.425
roundabout (not direct)81.71023.518
mischievous (not well behaved)81.735819.528
exuberant (not subdued)81.716021.015
cunning (not honorable)81.417019.125
extrovert (not introvert)81.425021.124
sexist (not feminist)81.211921.923
two-faced (not one-faced)81.213725.026
spontaneous (not scheduled)81.122921.532
bad-cook (not good-cook)81.18123.918
rebellious (not obedient)80.940120.335
arrogant (not humble)80.931823.723
expressive (not monotone)80.728920.225
hedonist (not monastic)80.64822.527
literary (not mathematical)80.610926.225
transient (not permanent)80.51421.923
📉 (not 📈)80.5629.820
debased (not pure)80.418428.523
playful (not serious)80.217618.035
shallow (not deep)80.06923.226
flimsy (not sturdy)79.93326.320
charismatic (not uninspiring)79.947825.527
selfish (not altruistic)79.824728.818
trendy (not vintage)79.56019.423
sarcastic (not genuine)79.420516.425
healthy (not sickly)79.239223.126
💪 (not 🧠)79.110922.730
impatient (not patient)79.134920.019
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)79.016128.917
French (not Russian)79.09421.221
lenient (not strict)78.915721.819
disreputable (not prestigious)78.98222.421
poetic (not factual)78.86815.519
whippersnapper (not sage)78.75523.023
juvenile (not mature)78.617919.917
incompetent (not competent)78.65122.533
experimental (not reliable)78.516920.324
demonic (not angelic)78.421916.734
charming (not trusting)78.416423.919
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)78.325522.114
variable (not consistent)78.13919.919
villainous (not heroic)78.015821.432
charming (not awkward)77.935525.625
head@clouds (not down2earth)77.719423.538
suspicious (not awkward)77.731426.123
self-assured (not self-conscious)77.532125.924
cosmopolitan (not provincial)77.414425.818
🐀 (not 🐘)77.39023.029
dramatic (not no-nonsense)77.128230.017
unfixable (not fixable)77.112421.517
wild (not tame)76.648820.619
bold (not serious)76.527919.322
metaphorical (not literal)76.54922.717
🐷 (not 🐮)76.58125.022
fast (not slow)76.348123.927
ludicrous (not sensible)76.318926.618
freelance (not corporate)76.143624.725
weakass (not badass)76.19427.922
competitive (not cooperative)76.052923.720
heathen (not devout)76.013420.828
gossiping (not confidential)76.019522.624
individualist (not communal)76.036127.222
intimate (not formal)75.917018.624
jaded (not innocent)75.752027.419
gregarious (not private)75.518523.429
receiving (not giving)75.325531.118
moody (not stable)75.250521.929
trash (not treasure)75.210530.829
explorer (not builder)75.026019.521
loud (not quiet)74.947025.823
backdoor (not official)74.727129.820
English (not German)74.766832.619
ambitious (not realistic)74.738925.429
hunter (not gatherer)74.641824.030
worldly (not innocent)74.660326.018
machiavellian (not transparent)74.627021.725
stylish (not slovenly)74.451024.425
cruel (not kind)74.421017.531
😎 (not 🧐)74.336425.226
long-winded (not concise)74.310822.820
whimsical (not rational)74.224524.425
involved (not remote)74.244822.417
😈 (not 😇)74.234622.324
bad boy (not white knight)74.228530.829
sunny (not gloomy)74.130514.116
fire (not water)74.149825.530
foolish (not wise)74.121323.627
neurotypical (not autistic)74.049428.322
child free (not pronatalist)73.934929.927
loose (not tight)73.916528.320
smooth (not rough)73.820330.429
🤣 (not 😊)73.816224.024
doer (not thinker)73.840625.121
extreme (not moderate)73.760023.118
natural-talent (not hard-work)73.78315.120
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)73.665627.026
punchable (not loveable)73.623532.123
fast-talking (not slow-talking)73.642224.724
cultured (not rustic)73.537919.022
psychopath (not empath)73.429121.325
💃 (not 🧕)73.455633.516
exhibitionist (not bashful)73.436929.834
🤑 (not 🤠)73.227827.225
pack rat (not minimalist)73.113224.523
disorganized (not self-disciplined)73.020226.122
eloquent (not unpolished)72.957827.531
ADHD (not OCD)72.523229.623
Italian (not Swedish)72.426927.018
🙃 (not 🥰)72.326631.118
crafty (not scholarly)72.049328.227
tailor (not blacksmith)71.944322.716
edgy (not politically correct)71.846221.823
optimistic (not pessimistic)71.635224.926
lost (not enlightened)71.529228.133
expressive (not stoic)71.450623.723
secretive (not open-book)71.263520.819
touchy-feely (not distant)70.930125.520
jealous (not compersive)70.835828.722
lazy (not diligent)70.86831.026
biased (not impartial)70.754924.321
opinionated (not neutral)70.6114725.523
soulless (not soulful)70.521030.322
deranged (not reasonable)70.532922.722
circular (not linear)70.513026.223
beautiful (not ugly)70.4111827.133
imaginative (not practical)70.028625.725
gendered (not androgynous)70.0119932.720
🎩 (not 🧢)70.055833.523
air (not earth)70.09828.221
drop out (not valedictorian)69.929329.021
open to new experinces (not uncreative)69.883833.018
messy (not neat)69.834732.516
dramatic (not comedic)69.875920.323
mainstream (not arcane)69.714326.729
idealist (not realist)69.734531.223
dunce (not genius)69.617720.526
cryptic (not straightforward)69.412524.024
side character (not main character)69.449125.621
artistic (not scientific)69.443722.921
tall (not short)69.455323.8142
vague (not precise)69.211923.924
young (not old)69.182523.216
judgemental (not accepting)68.951024.317
abstract (not concrete)68.925624.030
🐐 (not 🦒)68.937826.916
suspicious (not trusting)68.857927.227
💀 (not 🎃)68.844333.120
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.740231.817
stingy (not generous)68.733427.317
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)68.640727.128
indiscreet (not tactful)68.616624.928
👻 (not 🤖)68.435430.833
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.285828.525
unorthodox (not traditional)68.061731.417
cynical (not gullible)68.070627.120
lewd (not tasteful)67.724524.424
chortling (not giggling)67.758925.632
twitchy (not still)67.660927.522
underachiever (not overachiever)67.412928.519
street-smart (not sheltered)67.376128.620
metrosexual (not macho)67.257827.025
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)67.241128.327
spicy (not mild)67.075525.720
interrupting (not attentive)67.045522.523
codependent (not independent)66.829331.923
wavering (not resolute)66.89228.624
focused on the present (not focused on the future)66.733233.019
trolling (not triggered)66.618127.321
rude (not respectful)66.440024.121
bitter (not sweet)66.453625.025
plastic (not wooden)66.416233.317
frenzied (not sleepy)66.3107328.819
sugarcoated (not frank)66.39231.723
unprepared (not hoarder)66.120128.923
😭 (not 😀)66.136834.629
🐴 (not 🦄)66.160525.519
believable (not poorly-written)66.1133333.420
kinky (not vanilla)66.051924.927
libertarian (not socialist)66.026632.316
multicolored (not monochrome)65.845032.026
👟 (not 🥾)65.848635.819
subjective (not objective)65.724034.129
astonishing (not methodical)65.631434.417
perverted (not clean)65.634627.032
deviant (not average)65.573625.227
urban (not rural)65.591927.823
dominant (not submissive)65.496324.423
generalist (not specialist)65.411526.917
lover (not fighter)65.451929.926
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.376224.720
armoured (not vulnerable)64.881125.829
hypochondriac (not stoic)64.527126.417
physical (not intellectual)64.440831.923
emotional (not logical)64.265628.724
stinky (not fresh)64.130329.221
assertive (not passive)64.0107529.023
industrial (not domestic)63.946727.117
summer (not winter)63.963632.825
🤺 (not 🏌)63.7106131.423
crazy (not sane)63.561924.223
hard (not soft)63.373126.826
ignorant (not knowledgeable)63.325427.415
cheesy (not chic)63.362032.423
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)63.239933.922
prideful (not envious)63.2113234.330
melee (not ranged)63.123925.316
cannibal (not vegan)63.057433.120
leisurely (not hurried)62.736430.520
avant-garde (not classical)62.741123.827
🤫 (not 🤔)62.723033.222
ferocious (not pacifist)62.488522.317
epic (not deep)62.447725.116
philosophical (not real)62.323729.821
desperate (not high standards)62.339028.216
fearmongering (not reassuring)62.348521.622
sporty (not bookish)62.252030.828
nonpolitical (not political)62.141829.229
mad (not glad)62.076428.620
moist (not dry)61.948129.816
feisty (not gracious)61.8104726.720
genocidal (not not genocidal)61.832333.216
mysterious (not unambiguous)61.759028.824
irrelevant (not important)61.611628.616
puny (not mighty)61.427922.130
quitter (not persistent)61.42935.226
zany (not regular)61.478729.733
reactive (not proactive)61.455031.426
confident (not insecure)61.3107330.722
driven (not unambitious)61.3161327.528
low-tech (not high-tech)61.266433.427
everyman (not chosen one)61.151327.423
cheery (not sorrowful)61.051531.730
guarded (not open)61.0121828.726
musical (not off-key)60.946928.519
princess (not queen)60.944137.316
fantastical (not realistic)60.556031.025
vengeful (not forgiving)60.474624.821
romantic (not dispassionate)60.4110635.829
funny (not humorless)60.387822.118
racist (not egalitarian)60.119926.026
complicated (not simple)60.0109631.826
work-first (not family-first)60.073826.316
flexible (not rigid)59.951331.920
straight (not queer)59.7130534.125
orange (not purple)59.658131.824
animalistic (not human)59.632424.420
luddite (not technophile)59.561927.215
beta (not alpha)59.553236.422
preppy (not punk rock)59.594128.726
cool (not dorky)59.486430.718
emotional (not unemotional)59.4120126.026
good-humored (not angry)59.388528.024
low IQ (not high IQ)59.220923.132
🥵 (not 🥶)59.178626.138
Roman (not Greek)59.052829.222
manicured (not scruffy)58.9109431.120
random (not pointed)58.932628.614
spontaneous (not deliberate)58.853936.323
liberal (not conservative)58.8100134.619
close-minded (not open-minded)58.650125.720
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.360634.624
careful (not brave)58.241924.121
night owl (not morning lark)58.198130.220
analysis (not common sense)58.183328.315
stubborn (not accommodating)58.0131835.425
happy (not sad)57.950824.729
overprepared (not efficient)57.921131.016
obsessed (not aloof)57.7112834.230
quarrelsome (not warm)57.587926.722
naive (not paranoid)57.443428.317
muddy (not washed)57.450334.626
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.330927.336
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)57.184526.520
indie (not pop)57.1109332.615
lighthearted (not intense)56.747029.733
fortunate (not unlucky)56.469028.418
theoretical (not empirical)56.436530.019
anxious (not calm)56.4103125.017
🦇 (not 🐿)56.465832.717
atheist (not theist)56.3104330.716
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)56.3110034.619
relaxed (not tense)56.232233.917
slugabed (not go-getter)56.215833.522
never cries (not often crying)55.999331.316
🥴 (not 🥳)55.495733.538
resistant (not resigned)55.3150733.120
always down (not picky)55.354834.315
quirky (not predictable)55.286130.934
😜 (not 🤐)55.181434.422
🏀 (not 🎨)54.967427.218
extraordinary (not mundane)54.8130130.319
flourishing (not traumatized)54.847130.618
Pepsi (not Coke)54.856937.240
slothful (not active)54.722328.729
skeptical (not spiritual)54.6134429.626
flower child (not goth)54.6115926.119
nihilist (not existentialist)54.546531.820
oxymoron (not tautology)54.5101031.219
blissful (not haunted)54.450025.622
hipster (not basic)54.362038.624
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.3134834.818
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)54.3132939.125
depressed (not bright)54.183031.519
bossy (not meek)54.0131627.420
perceptive (not unobservant)54.0159327.627
sensitive (not thick-skinned)53.981322.424
refined (not rugged)53.8105322.724
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)53.8100529.029
unmotivated (not motivated)53.814034.722
chill (not offended)53.570337.115
bored (not interested)53.432929.827
joyful (not miserable)53.370528.727
alert (not oblivious)53.3126928.918
first-mate (not captain)53.093236.125
disarming (not creepy)53.0140830.723
thick (not thin)52.867530.224
😬 (not 😏)52.772536.226
interesting (not tiresome)52.5148633.226
enslaved (not emancipated)52.543634.720
hard (not soft)52.4106027.721
noob (not pro)52.444330.720
repulsive (not attractive)52.342030.629
freak (not normie)52.3105531.223
poor (not rich)52.275532.126
warm (not cold)52.2106329.925
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.298429.319
authoritarian (not democratic)52.181829.416
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.1127033.631
clumsy (not coordinated)52.061131.117
chivalrous (not businesslike)52.094735.631
presidential (not folksy)51.9105525.320
anarchist (not statist)51.887928.317
contrarian (not yes-man)51.8126132.321
🐒 (not 🐩)51.786436.223
jealous (not opinionated)51.736034.120
weird (not normal)51.6119928.719
dog person (not cat person)51.697135.923
varied (not repetitive)51.568129.221
complimentary (not insulting)51.5108529.417
decisive (not hesitant)51.4140535.319
conventional (not creative)51.388331.133
civilized (not barbaric)51.2137328.832
master (not apprentice)51.2130835.016
rap (not rock)51.223431.716
apathetic (not curious)51.043130.926
historical (not modern)50.985133.629
🛌 (not 🧗)50.268331.015
centrist (not radical)50.287231.335
outsider (not insider)50.4108631.123
pensive (not serene)50.4170425.920
helpless (not resourceful)50.530932.123

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. George Wickham (0.849)
  2. Logan Delos (0.797)
  3. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (0.79)
  4. Sean Parker (0.777)
  5. Roman Roy (0.759)
  6. Zapp Brannigan (0.753)
  7. Lindsay Bluth Funke (0.752)
  8. Lisa (0.749)
  9. F. Tony Scarapiducci (0.748)
  10. Erlich Bachman (0.736)
  1. Elinor Dashwood (-0.664)
  2. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (-0.632)
  3. Lexi Howard (-0.629)
  4. Jane Eyre (-0.615)
  5. Aimee Finecky (-0.614)
  6. Matt Saracen (-0.612)
  7. Sailor Mercury (-0.612)
  8. Data (-0.608)
  9. Timothy McGee (-0.606)
  10. Davos Seaworth (-0.605)

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

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


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