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Noah Calhoun Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Noah Calhoun is a character from The Notebook.

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
loyal (not traitorous)89.726412.990
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)89.41913.592
attractive (not repulsive)88.317818.688
romantic (not dispassionate)87.87512.890
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)87.56820.3104
love-focused (not money-focused)87.519618.1107
straight (not queer)86.915118.982
persistent (not quitter)86.661219.1103
beautiful (not ugly)86.346717.578
main character (not side character)85.827822.171
sexual (not asexual)85.522117.9134
soulful (not soulless)85.427414.881
freelance (not corporate)85.416117.775
wooden (not plastic)84.83715.9133
spontaneous (not scheduled)84.415319.995
crafty (not scholarly)84.08116.175
artistic (not scientific)83.413319.4109
confidential (not gossiping)83.327216.0119
devoted (not unfaithful)82.956322.4113
charming (not awkward)82.520617.569
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)82.128323.0106
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.037019.192
masculine (not feminine)81.944119.697
🥾 (not 👟)81.912820.872
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.833921.564
chivalrous (not businesslike)81.64419.8167
vintage (not trendy)81.625713.9165
scruffy (not manicured)81.515919.586
😏 (not 😬)81.59918.174
outlaw (not sheriff)81.224715.987
poetic (not factual)80.94118.580
driven (not unambitious)80.875020.785
one-faced (not two-faced)80.532023.9167
kind (not cruel)80.153116.7104
🤠 (not 🤑)79.917324.194
interested (not bored)79.523518.2177
motivated (not unmotivated)79.596724.9114
important (not irrelevant)79.468524.085
rugged (not refined)79.317721.873
protagonist (not antagonist)79.045824.3120
rock (not rap)79.035217.9113
🌟 (not 💩)78.959224.388
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)78.833223.0113
street-smart (not sheltered)78.739722.877
rebellious (not obedient)78.646122.596
🥵 (not 🥶)78.410723.9130
flirtatious (not prudish)78.230121.7101
creative (not conventional)78.126419.894
tall (not short)78.026718.6175
🥰 (not 🙃)77.814224.485
intimate (not formal)77.812019.392
dog person (not cat person)77.418126.4104
bold (not shy)77.392319.383
go-getter (not slugabed)77.071424.368
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)77.049721.787
interesting (not tiresome)76.944720.586
diligent (not lazy)76.9108121.979
egalitarian (not racist)76.790118.960
impulsive (not cautious)76.733721.087
playful (not shy)76.755521.787
heroic (not villainous)76.471820.4104
family-first (not work-first)76.333522.3105
deep (not shallow)76.330921.086
alpha (not beta)76.156524.2103
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.924027.3153
summer (not winter)75.931325.7101
poor (not rich)75.819820.092
rural (not urban)75.712126.671
indie (not pop)75.530522.9111
giving (not receiving)75.338022.9104
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)75.224729.173
warm (not cold)75.141922.084
emotional (not logical)75.033723.596
treasure (not trash)75.086023.196
English (not German)74.965026.363
brave (not careful)74.744023.4117
disarming (not creepy)74.649321.388
wild (not tame)74.555621.8115
opinionated (not neutral)74.595824.2170
forgiving (not vengeful)74.334321.181
generous (not stingy)74.343822.6160
🎨 (not 🏀)74.260927.6141
believable (not poorly-written)74.275225.488
funny (not humorless)74.144120.169
competent (not incompetent)74.191220.676
gendered (not androgynous)74.197625.065
emotional (not unemotional)73.965722.998
chaotic (not orderly)73.838920.670
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.738224.583
spontaneous (not deliberate)73.524927.886
literary (not mathematical)73.528424.080
perceptive (not unobservant)73.398122.762
messy (not neat)73.328121.571
loveable (not punchable)73.147226.587
extraordinary (not mundane)73.161222.877
trusting (not suspicious)72.921624.278
💃 (not 🧕)72.758624.073
folksy (not presidential)72.727124.273
competitive (not cooperative)72.664225.274
frugal (not lavish)72.628224.075
active (not slothful)72.6100623.087
🧢 (not 🎩)72.437229.174
🐒 (not 🐩)72.321925.091
direct (not roundabout)72.264025.584
open-minded (not close-minded)72.142024.875
rustic (not cultured)72.015822.289
decisive (not hesitant)71.970423.186
builder (not explorer)71.821027.390
blacksmith (not tailor)71.724324.469
French (not Russian)71.729226.569
badass (not weakass)71.791323.6152
stubborn (not accommodating)71.782428.4170
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)71.628326.864
scandalous (not proper)71.647823.790
complimentary (not insulting)71.642723.071
efficient (not overprepared)71.635320.871
oppressed (not privileged)71.620223.392
non-gamer (not gamer)71.550730.5140
flower child (not goth)71.557621.286
outsider (not insider)71.427530.4110
doer (not thinker)71.450129.4152
works hard (not plays hard)71.469027.976
thrifty (not extravagant)71.127827.3133
😎 (not 🧐)71.045627.482
spicy (not mild)70.961522.8105
wholesome (not salacious)70.952024.688
🐴 (not 🦄)70.942830.475
nurturing (not poisonous)70.863221.687
bold (not serious)70.646426.8101
📈 (not 📉)70.540726.280
empath (not psychopath)70.567324.7139
individualist (not communal)70.351528.175
demanding (not unchallenging)70.198025.8157
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)70.023828.3146
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.978122.877
dominant (not submissive)69.783024.177
instinctual (not reasoned)69.551729.378
resourceful (not helpless)69.5115128.876
frank (not sugarcoated)69.587530.094
leisurely (not hurried)69.421324.779
indulgent (not sober)69.349824.184
lenient (not strict)69.337224.5102
ambitious (not realistic)69.256228.7140
lover (not fighter)69.141924.5137
low-tech (not high-tech)69.142427.668
sweet (not bitter)69.148523.584
unpolished (not eloquent)69.028123.575
workaholic (not slacker)69.0110628.268
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)69.043329.282
provincial (not cosmopolitan)68.922526.762
💝 (not 💔)68.940034.660
grateful (not entitled)68.942627.4141
young (not old)68.983321.294
👻 (not 🤖)68.834423.270
mischievous (not well behaved)68.672325.1105
fixable (not unfixable)68.645326.780
drop out (not valedictorian)68.532226.196
🐮 (not 🐷)68.520324.863
earth (not air)68.550030.0137
cocky (not timid)68.390823.094
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.242923.873
worldly (not innocent)68.187524.998
🧗 (not 🛌)68.072830.283
existentialist (not nihilist)67.937325.372
good-cook (not bad-cook)67.929024.0139
lustful (not chaste)67.855026.283
goof-off (not studious)67.836325.197
deep (not epic)67.819428.1169
mighty (not puny)67.787623.165
straightforward (not cryptic)67.568829.475
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.571424.988
obsessed (not aloof)67.461124.683
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.460825.3104
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.444122.966
confident (not insecure)67.187625.985
high IQ (not low IQ)67.1127324.791
assertive (not passive)66.996528.988
not genocidal (not genocidal)66.8102529.776
angelic (not demonic)66.766522.881
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.746026.984
sturdy (not flimsy)66.685426.965
💪 (not 🧠)66.528827.397
overachiever (not underachiever)66.5113029.5142
playful (not serious)66.441925.997
moody (not stable)66.281324.565
🐿 (not 🦇)66.263027.066
muddy (not washed)66.230323.0116
pro (not noob)66.1106524.679
resistant (not resigned)65.994224.979
permanent (not transient)65.946829.272
chosen one (not everyman)65.853829.8102
tasteful (not lewd)65.780526.169
human (not animalistic)65.7104426.687
curious (not apathetic)65.687023.967
🤺 (not 🏌)65.697528.980
historical (not modern)65.647627.674
respectful (not rude)65.576925.082
vibrant (not geriatric)65.588925.294
😊 (not 🤣)65.472430.065
independent (not codependent)65.285730.591
physical (not intellectual)65.138825.480
extreme (not moderate)65.184226.491
healthy (not sickly)65.0102627.589
stoic (not hypochondriac)64.862528.386
touchy-feely (not distant)64.546925.5100
western (not eastern)64.470933.470
Coke (not Pepsi)64.422733.6139
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.322329.566
feminist (not sexist)64.1102221.889
whimsical (not rational)64.146427.377
deviant (not average)64.078826.5103
nonpolitical (not political)63.935425.776
accepting (not judgemental)63.756527.978
idealist (not realist)63.751829.989
intense (not lighthearted)63.798430.196
honorable (not cunning)63.677927.485
slovenly (not stylish)63.635027.974
imaginative (not practical)63.640931.988
neurotypical (not autistic)63.5110526.163
punk rock (not preppy)63.553225.573
clean (not perverted)63.498225.1150
arcane (not mainstream)63.363127.890
anarchist (not statist)63.351124.764
attentive (not interrupting)63.363127.1156
expressive (not monotone)63.385729.2113
feisty (not gracious)63.299027.9110
reclusive (not social)63.253230.1114
knowledgeable (not ignorant)63.2110325.485
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.194026.272
minimalist (not pack rat)63.154228.880
charming (not trusting)62.963626.967
master (not apprentice)62.797927.078
loose (not tight)62.736727.375
prideful (not envious)62.5118127.6270
private (not gregarious)62.488530.362
hipster (not basic)62.436627.282
edgy (not politically correct)62.476426.194
captain (not first-mate)62.473932.670
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)62.4108531.876
zany (not regular)62.375323.962
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)62.371025.769
frenzied (not sleepy)62.3128324.781
resolute (not wavering)62.2103231.063
moist (not dry)62.247125.776
jealous (not compersive)62.159726.982
crazy (not sane)62.066823.273
introspective (not not introspective)61.894224.460
legit (not scrub)61.8121426.463
macho (not metrosexual)61.743121.783
cheesy (not chic)61.767327.7107
always down (not picky)61.732029.486
optimistic (not pessimistic)61.663128.599
depressed (not bright)61.654521.487
backdoor (not official)61.670531.676
pure (not debased)61.574627.2118
🐘 (not 🐀)61.455727.490
tardy (not on-time)61.342626.8140
jaded (not innocent)61.3104124.987
biased (not impartial)61.2103924.568
traumatized (not flourishing)61.196226.2104
luddite (not technophile)61.054926.953
fast (not slow)60.8114727.672
guarded (not open)60.5123428.177
hunter (not gatherer)60.583426.764
😇 (not 😈)60.278328.872
ADHD (not OCD)60.250527.7159
queen (not princess)60.296532.5110
orange (not purple)60.155331.491
long-winded (not concise)60.148326.987
emancipated (not enslaved)60.0109828.072
unorthodox (not traditional)60.084429.761
exhibitionist (not bashful)59.990330.5197
cynical (not gullible)59.999626.5104
sad (not happy)59.893922.279
quirky (not predictable)59.767328.5110
wise (not foolish)59.687326.788
😜 (not 🤐)59.469329.581
democratic (not authoritarian)58.884630.584
Swedish (not Italian)58.859127.275
profound (not ironic)58.760328.7111
astonishing (not methodical)58.650927.599
humble (not arrogant)58.566727.777
jock (not nerd)58.464926.098
expressive (not stoic)58.395328.783
altruistic (not selfish)58.195727.0103
unprepared (not hoarder)57.943727.876
liberal (not conservative)57.9102528.670
Greek (not Roman)57.937430.981
haunted (not blissful)57.9117228.7144
metaphorical (not literal)57.837631.070
good-humored (not angry)57.792022.591
fantastical (not realistic)57.762930.4159
theoretical (not empirical)57.630629.368
rough (not smooth)57.671428.485
musical (not off-key)57.657428.777
soft (not hard)57.569724.661
sorrowful (not cheery)57.4100725.579
oxymoron (not tautology)57.476025.270
flexible (not rigid)57.361425.789
child free (not pronatalist)57.3111727.962
ferocious (not pacifist)57.2103728.367
patient (not impatient)57.255132.990
warm (not quarrelsome)57.171629.469
bookish (not sporty)57.1108332.388
abstract (not concrete)57.157428.685
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.0114024.784
common sense (not analysis)56.950428.594
equitable (not hypocritical)56.887727.082
dramatic (not comedic)56.8121529.9189
transparent (not machiavellian)56.877431.3103
morning lark (not night owl)56.755532.085
dramatic (not no-nonsense)56.787529.274
chill (not offended)56.758526.284
pensive (not serene)56.7142329.0122
white knight (not bad boy)56.7101128.2118
🎃 (not 💀)56.672229.6113
disreputable (not prestigious)56.550025.362
sensible (not ludicrous)56.4102926.275
consistent (not variable)56.3102330.273
radical (not centrist)56.286527.8105
circular (not linear)56.163730.775
genuine (not sarcastic)55.989227.6100
pointed (not random)55.8137630.4152
avant-garde (not classical)55.763128.186
reactive (not proactive)55.784032.093
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.689029.479
loud (not quiet)55.592429.385
coordinated (not clumsy)55.5122728.873
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)55.585629.975
🥳 (not 🥴)55.462130.275
reserved (not chatty)55.387829.669
complicated (not simple)55.2127032.783
atheist (not theist)55.2109028.367
skeptical (not spiritual)55.1132729.683
genius (not dunce)55.0131320.882
libertarian (not socialist)55.089931.861
unassuming (not pretentious)54.965228.976
jealous (not opinionated)54.929431.8117
barbaric (not civilized)54.752126.485
high standards (not desperate)54.7112527.6166
involved (not remote)54.6143832.084
triggered (not trolling)54.5129026.675
juvenile (not mature)54.478725.289
multicolored (not monochrome)54.483031.775
heathen (not devout)54.373026.369
modest (not flamboyant)54.299031.688
exaggerating (not factual)54.289429.6153
demure (not vain)54.184226.973
hedonist (not monastic)54.196628.655
fire (not water)54.1113433.0112
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.982229.581
vulnerable (not armoured)53.861227.192
cool (not dorky)53.7105727.182
alert (not oblivious)53.7125730.083
🐐 (not 🦒)53.7127332.670
reliable (not experimental)53.5101630.980
deranged (not reasonable)53.374424.570
lost (not enlightened)53.397227.786
precise (not vague)53.2131330.081
calm (not anxious)53.170426.779
🤔 (not 🤫)53.1113529.569
contrarian (not yes-man)53.1121130.088
ranged (not melee)52.9111825.758
normal (not weird)52.868828.087
unlucky (not fortunate)52.8100429.996
thick (not thin)52.867526.781
varied (not repetitive)52.860828.970
bossy (not meek)52.7135026.577
extrovert (not introvert)52.7108131.886
soft (not hard)52.683929.393
miserable (not joyful)52.6113724.886
head@clouds (not down2earth)52.583831.180
domestic (not industrial)52.586131.688
kinky (not vanilla)52.494629.773
👽 (not 🤡)52.2106827.576
narcissistic (not low self esteem)52.1114826.584
utilitarian (not decorative)52.0126627.165
naive (not paranoid)52.063127.6104
mad (not glad)51.9109326.085
fast-talking (not slow-talking)51.9124527.972
open-book (not secretive)51.964829.883
self-disciplined (not disorganized)51.8139631.280
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.874828.876
relaxed (not tense)51.641127.996
subdued (not exuberant)51.675429.360
sage (not whippersnapper)51.691925.858
sensitive (not thick-skinned)51.588224.573
often crying (not never cries)51.480625.198
real (not philosophical)51.2137534.183
fresh (not stinky)51.2137725.176
vegan (not cannibal)51.1105827.764
normie (not freak)51.186625.1143
objective (not subjective)51.092530.061
tactful (not indiscreet)51.0132827.376
still (not twitchy)51.074029.5148
chortling (not giggling)50.1134229.875
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.292032.094
gloomy (not sunny)50.8111626.378
suspicious (not awkward)50.6130025.776
specialist (not generalist)50.4134629.083
😀 (not 😭)50.499931.174

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. John B (0.839)
  2. Jack Dawson (0.828)
  3. Jack Pearson (0.804)
  4. Jamie Fraser (0.796)
  5. Will Turner (0.767)
  6. Jack Twist (0.764)
  7. Donna Sheridan (0.758)
  8. Sirius Black (0.741)
  9. Aladdin (0.737)
  10. Murphy MacManus (0.73)
  1. Cornelius Fudge (-0.51)
  2. Peter (-0.486)
  3. Linda Montag (-0.46)
  4. Ashley Barrett (-0.443)
  5. Petunia Dursley (-0.434)
  6. Jamie Dutton (-0.429)
  7. James Taggart (-0.422)
  8. Mr. William Collins (-0.418)
  9. Lau (-0.414)
  10. Caleb Prior (-0.411)

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

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


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