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Will Byers Descriptive Personality Statistics

Will Byers is a character from Stranger Things.

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
nerd (not jock)93.84913.061
bookish (not sporty)92.4549.663
traumatized (not flourishing)91.41710.468
loyal (not traitorous)91.017811.943
🎨 (not 🏀)90.1669.561
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)89.6913.158
kind (not cruel)88.415015.159
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)88.12517.460
quiet (not loud)87.73212.155
egalitarian (not racist)87.323014.256
respectful (not rude)86.59313.855
wholesome (not salacious)86.45918.149
🧠 (not 💪)86.217413.692
gamer (not non-gamer)86.23421.477
timid (not cocky)86.11116.9145
treasure (not trash)85.521317.649
anxious (not calm)84.510720.549
family-first (not work-first)84.511915.287
white knight (not bad boy)84.410513.8124
cooperative (not competitive)84.13616.659
introvert (not extrovert)84.15118.854
soulful (not soulless)84.128116.058
soft (not hard)83.86919.349
emotional (not unemotional)83.622919.7115
insecure (not confident)83.44516.454
metrosexual (not macho)83.44016.366
clean (not perverted)83.321319.477
pure (not debased)83.08218.173
tense (not relaxed)82.929218.657
vintage (not trendy)82.818416.563
low self esteem (not narcissistic)82.63814.4123
devoted (not unfaithful)82.551119.3112
soft (not hard)81.99818.860
prudish (not flirtatious)81.93515.1108
🤠 (not 🤑)81.89419.545
submissive (not dominant)81.77522.555
young (not old)81.528221.851
asexual (not sexual)81.54016.880
unlucky (not fortunate)81.16023.159
beta (not alpha)81.19918.884
sweet (not bitter)80.715819.154
complimentary (not insulting)80.713217.458
imaginative (not practical)80.510423.665
thin (not thick)80.46720.770
heroic (not villainous)80.346818.967
innocent (not worldly)80.04620.888
sensitive (not thick-skinned)79.99720.556
often crying (not never cries)79.89616.2115
meek (not bossy)79.76420.654
empath (not psychopath)79.727822.195
love-focused (not money-focused)79.642425.5116
😇 (not 😈)79.617025.856
dorky (not cool)79.512321.868
intellectual (not physical)79.336622.555
important (not irrelevant)79.358521.463
haunted (not blissful)79.327522.678
🦄 (not 🐴)79.213124.953
thinker (not doer)79.24518.973
nurturing (not poisonous)78.829521.752
high IQ (not low IQ)78.666821.355
😊 (not 🤣)78.616124.462
queer (not straight)78.57719.460
fantastical (not realistic)78.015824.269
generous (not stingy)78.026822.777
rock (not rap)77.838323.4118
genuine (not sarcastic)77.718724.785
confidential (not gossiping)77.743921.2101
vanilla (not kinky)77.613627.349
not genocidal (not genocidal)77.645226.786
accepting (not judgemental)77.517925.360
gatherer (not hunter)77.516822.369
diligent (not lazy)77.394115.350
shy (not bold)77.13619.868
perceptive (not unobservant)77.170520.982
creative (not conventional)77.025223.157
chosen one (not everyman)77.015622.181
humble (not arrogant)76.917920.753
civilized (not barbaric)76.948020.054
mild (not spicy)76.89821.980
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)76.834525.0117
sheltered (not street-smart)76.612022.559
altruistic (not selfish)76.528721.368
protagonist (not antagonist)76.350024.6106
chaste (not lustful)76.36915.549
one-faced (not two-faced)75.943824.880
reclusive (not social)75.718219.597
🌟 (not 💩)75.564125.057
self-conscious (not self-assured)75.47520.672
forgiving (not vengeful)75.325923.155
claustrophobic (not spelunker)75.35422.353
passive (not assertive)75.17519.853
cautious (not impulsive)75.022924.647
trusting (not charming)74.85824.543
loveable (not punchable)74.737028.174
twitchy (not still)74.731026.689
indie (not pop)74.728724.5125
idealist (not realist)74.618622.157
giving (not receiving)74.635926.7141
honorable (not cunning)74.431223.573
flower child (not goth)74.442922.6130
awkward (not suspicious)74.314624.875
valedictorian (not drop out)74.359023.472
weird (not normal)74.337720.658
reserved (not chatty)74.328824.552
well behaved (not mischievous)74.321322.489
beautiful (not ugly)74.285627.548
democratic (not authoritarian)74.119520.472
persistent (not quitter)74.0118526.650
innocent (not jaded)74.012926.7129
private (not gregarious)73.837823.949
codependent (not independent)73.716623.250
🐀 (not 🐘)73.713725.157
vegan (not cannibal)73.726224.375
water (not fire)73.616623.967
bashful (not exhibitionist)73.56525.992
grateful (not entitled)73.524623.765
feminist (not sexist)73.364021.853
deep (not shallow)73.337622.451
poor (not rich)73.221318.360
sad (not happy)73.131823.456
vulnerable (not armoured)73.114521.870
historical (not modern)73.024723.060
stuttering (not rhythmic)73.08323.968
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.830922.544
gullible (not cynical)72.814622.9107
pacifist (not ferocious)72.817622.855
attentive (not interrupting)72.727825.473
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)72.616818.666
extraordinary (not mundane)72.555127.877
genius (not dunce)72.455218.772
awkward (not charming)72.218427.761
equitable (not hypocritical)72.224921.453
introspective (not not introspective)72.235724.848
freak (not normie)71.733221.171
guarded (not open)71.371526.953
first-mate (not captain)71.339528.365
tame (not wild)71.321425.584
cheesy (not chic)71.332022.0134
🤐 (not 😜)71.131129.268
curious (not apathetic)71.052027.062
hesitant (not decisive)70.511524.849
tight (not loose)70.256321.981
triggered (not trolling)70.235123.467
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)69.921928.177
moody (not stable)69.862622.950
complicated (not simple)69.864425.760
English (not German)69.889231.759
angelic (not demonic)69.747927.169
obedient (not rebellious)69.624821.560
purple (not orange)69.422430.078
frugal (not lavish)69.435820.238
specialist (not generalist)69.334925.057
🧐 (not 😎)68.930628.857
shy (not playful)68.811425.853
domestic (not industrial)68.822023.363
interested (not bored)68.864528.072
proper (not scandalous)68.742624.663
🐮 (not 🐷)68.717025.056
lost (not enlightened)68.735128.466
patient (not impatient)68.622627.656
👟 (not 🥾)68.635128.769
accommodating (not stubborn)68.612725.767
👽 (not 🤡)68.431729.453
chivalrous (not businesslike)68.433124.6100
knowledgeable (not ignorant)68.380928.065
sickly (not healthy)68.215525.260
secretive (not open-book)68.262625.889
demure (not vain)68.028326.343
head@clouds (not down2earth)67.837031.649
wooden (not plastic)67.662326.064
arcane (not mainstream)67.541626.235
prestigious (not disreputable)67.559622.346
cryptic (not straightforward)67.313826.662
profound (not ironic)67.222221.860
motivated (not unmotivated)67.2126827.997
believable (not poorly-written)67.1110622.170
clumsy (not coordinated)67.128223.667
night owl (not morning lark)66.761429.345
smooth (not rough)66.637626.247
good-humored (not angry)66.655522.457
metaphorical (not literal)66.515428.058
gracious (not feisty)66.415527.681
politically correct (not edgy)66.333624.269
human (not animalistic)66.289328.364
abstract (not concrete)66.129227.066
interesting (not tiresome)66.179626.874
liberal (not conservative)66.061932.445
devout (not heathen)65.942628.359
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)65.939728.241
orderly (not chaotic)65.858027.557
🎩 (not 🧢)65.857533.073
short (not tall)65.735925.069
philosophical (not real)65.715727.963
flimsy (not sturdy)65.722226.168
scheduled (not spontaneous)65.667228.564
oppressed (not privileged)65.626623.964
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.623228.068
trusting (not suspicious)65.536531.153
open-minded (not close-minded)65.560826.263
🐿 (not 🦇)65.557332.562
😬 (not 😏)65.527025.566
transparent (not machiavellian)65.535127.3106
subdued (not exuberant)65.424225.455
emotional (not logical)65.355325.766
roundabout (not direct)65.015021.948
explorer (not builder)65.048428.760
😭 (not 😀)65.035530.150
paranoid (not naive)65.058728.9103
vibrant (not geriatric)64.880824.948
poetic (not factual)64.633927.783
lover (not fighter)64.648429.380
overachiever (not underachiever)64.6105124.967
self-disciplined (not disorganized)64.397430.352
whimsical (not rational)64.241727.757
on-time (not tardy)64.185629.089
reasonable (not deranged)64.166723.959
competent (not incompetent)64.0114628.359
enslaved (not emancipated)63.915024.666
legit (not scrub)63.9100625.160
princess (not queen)63.832631.2107
French (not Russian)63.754926.750
quirky (not predictable)63.747028.4109
deliberate (not spontaneous)63.579726.048
conspiracist (not sheeple)63.572328.456
depressed (not bright)63.441525.960
studious (not goof-off)63.492527.189
🥶 (not 🥵)63.433227.861
wise (not foolish)63.363827.275
literary (not mathematical)63.364529.759
washed (not muddy)63.175526.2101
dramatic (not no-nonsense)63.058828.858
hypochondriac (not stoic)63.028425.785
sensible (not ludicrous)62.871425.554
open to new experinces (not uncreative)62.897831.761
statist (not anarchist)62.850325.947
high-tech (not low-tech)62.653728.954
unassuming (not pretentious)62.631427.642
🛌 (not 🧗)62.630128.470
👻 (not 🤖)62.450829.751
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.342829.762
zany (not regular)62.367127.648
nonpolitical (not political)62.236832.064
sorrowful (not cheery)62.172825.854
sober (not indulgent)62.043928.258
workaholic (not slacker)61.9114825.260
provincial (not cosmopolitan)61.839728.932
penny-pincher (not overspender)61.860923.352
existentialist (not nihilist)61.765328.035
thrifty (not extravagant)61.755328.756
dramatic (not comedic)61.691423.782
desperate (not high standards)61.635630.395
attractive (not repulsive)61.5109421.750
warm (not quarrelsome)61.551728.147
warm (not cold)61.568533.155
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)61.436726.573
slovenly (not stylish)61.236227.156
decorative (not utilitarian)61.233328.254
miserable (not joyful)61.275823.052
lighthearted (not intense)61.130930.769
outsider (not insider)60.857432.259
disarming (not creepy)60.7102829.557
preppy (not punk rock)60.779927.770
Pepsi (not Coke)60.720629.668
hurried (not leisurely)60.665228.947
🧕 (not 💃)60.626729.348
spiritual (not skeptical)60.526832.851
🎃 (not 💀)60.550431.183
glad (not mad)60.347828.860
fresh (not stinky)60.2100328.066
theoretical (not empirical)60.117827.946
juvenile (not mature)60.055932.378
tasteful (not lewd)59.989728.837
go-getter (not slugabed)59.9133124.260
freelance (not corporate)59.981927.059
reactive (not proactive)59.953029.299
refined (not rugged)59.878524.046
fixable (not unfixable)59.777929.266
unorthodox (not traditional)59.674430.157
folksy (not presidential)59.653330.456
puny (not mighty)59.429227.754
child free (not pronatalist)59.488027.247
rural (not urban)59.432330.948
tailor (not blacksmith)59.486627.252
reliable (not experimental)59.372230.978
💝 (not 💔)59.264433.462
circular (not linear)59.243528.157
analysis (not common sense)59.268429.7126
obsessed (not aloof)59.191329.063
neat (not messy)59.190425.963
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)59.161233.957
charismatic (not uninspiring)59.0122729.453
factual (not exaggerating)59.064030.563
playful (not serious)58.951528.570
moist (not dry)58.853028.064
frenzied (not sleepy)58.7129927.179
remote (not involved)58.617230.752
apprentice (not master)58.641930.254
Swedish (not Italian)58.551429.662
technophile (not luddite)58.354526.134
resistant (not resigned)58.3120728.959
gloomy (not sunny)58.377627.761
yes-man (not contrarian)58.335228.687
jealous (not compersive)58.263628.146
manicured (not scruffy)58.298125.164
androgynous (not gendered)58.19228.138
multicolored (not monochrome)58.161428.650
mysterious (not unambiguous)57.958830.751
average (not deviant)57.741830.273
serious (not bold)57.656428.777
repetitive (not varied)57.678424.837
OCD (not ADHD)57.692332.276
Greek (not Roman)57.535032.444
ranged (not melee)57.568127.242
weakass (not badass)57.531230.179
sugarcoated (not frank)57.521729.4108
active (not slothful)57.4136222.451
inspiring (not cringeworthy)57.485425.865
flexible (not rigid)57.352124.532
random (not pointed)57.331928.755
🥴 (not 🥳)57.274331.253
pensive (not serene)57.2124030.266
🥰 (not 🙃)56.973135.747
slow (not fast)56.729924.164
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.781234.245
expressive (not stoic)56.689830.557
ambitious (not realistic)56.591728.875
feminine (not masculine)56.363018.875
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)56.376026.435
unprepared (not hoarder)56.343225.051
lenient (not strict)56.264127.582
driven (not unambitious)56.2150727.359
subjective (not objective)56.160229.357
🐐 (not 🦒)55.9100129.358
📈 (not 📉)55.9106129.066
hipster (not basic)55.849031.565
deep (not epic)55.761528.481
impartial (not biased)55.618827.762
eloquent (not unpolished)55.698128.257
methodical (not astonishing)55.591727.972
sage (not whippersnapper)55.564529.645
distant (not touchy-feely)55.583631.4126
giggling (not chortling)55.443528.455
works hard (not plays hard)55.3108629.956
monastic (not hedonist)55.349325.331
optimistic (not pessimistic)55.272431.459
moderate (not extreme)55.250730.175
avant-garde (not classical)55.056430.254
crafty (not scholarly)54.993931.468
winter (not summer)54.973434.1127
centrist (not radical)54.958125.984
long-winded (not concise)54.962825.194
🐒 (not 🐩)54.867829.457
cultured (not rustic)54.8100129.294
precise (not vague)54.7110127.757
unchallenging (not demanding)54.529130.272
autistic (not neurotypical)54.422026.351
neutral (not opinionated)54.413528.967
instinctual (not reasoned)54.387732.362
modest (not flamboyant)54.287633.177
🤺 (not 🏌)54.2124131.455
highbrow (not lowbrow)54.1104827.739
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)54.197528.068
sane (not crazy)54.173127.751
communal (not individualist)53.952732.957
oblivious (not alert)53.850229.045
western (not eastern)53.6125633.036
self-destructive (not self-improving)53.686128.386
overprepared (not efficient)53.629328.268
sheriff (not outlaw)53.480129.847
transient (not permanent)53.458228.643
atheist (not theist)53.499928.348
tactful (not indiscreet)53.4108927.947
envious (not prideful)53.222727.5101
pack rat (not minimalist)53.165026.743
dispassionate (not romantic)53.143430.892
intimate (not formal)53.082629.086
offended (not chill)53.094826.482
oxymoron (not tautology)53.0101624.663
socialist (not libertarian)52.846131.444
artistic (not scientific)52.680933.996
natural-talent (not hard-work)52.652328.363
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.3125924.245
expressive (not monotone)52.3105931.0131
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.269729.547
slow-talking (not fast-talking)52.155529.077
dog person (not cat person)52.084934.6110
consistent (not variable)51.9105827.877
reassuring (not fearmongering)51.899933.0103
picky (not always down)51.7102628.1129
funny (not humorless)51.4102730.065
careful (not brave)51.356730.174
official (not backdoor)51.275929.354
noob (not pro)51.141533.046
wavering (not resolute)51.140829.543
good-cook (not bad-cook)51.182528.561
air (not earth)50.951630.574
🤫 (not 🤔)50.264734.236
helpless (not resourceful)50.727230.555
opinionated (not jealous)50.3140628.3128
off-key (not musical)50.4100028.361

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.873)
  2. Frodo Baggins (0.769)
  3. George O'Malley (0.763)
  4. Willow Rosenberg (0.754)
  5. Kif Kroker (0.751)
  6. Nick Carraway (0.735)
  7. Hughie Campbell (0.733)
  8. Samwell Tarly (0.731)
  9. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.73)
  10. Beth March (0.729)
  1. Gaston (-0.639)
  2. Sal Maroni (-0.635)
  3. Joey Donner (-0.611)
  4. Captain Hammer (-0.609)
  5. Tom Buchanan (-0.589)
  6. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.578)
  7. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.566)
  8. Noah Puckerman (-0.556)
  9. Charlie Harper (-0.551)
  10. Zapp Brannigan (-0.55)

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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