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Sheriff Truman Descriptive Personality Statistics

Sheriff Truman is a character from Twin Peaks.

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
loyal (not traitorous)92.015211.4136
heroic (not villainous)91.28511.1130
🤠 (not 🤑)90.81411.346
provincial (not cosmopolitan)90.5211.6147
love-focused (not money-focused)88.614912.314
gendered (not androgynous)88.610219.671
diligent (not lazy)88.538313.5158
reasonable (not deranged)88.53312.829
modest (not flamboyant)88.41313.3153
vintage (not trendy)88.0549.917
persistent (not quitter)87.94859.428
kind (not cruel)87.820215.0135
factual (not exaggerating)87.83111.919
respectful (not rude)87.78814.6139
sheriff (not outlaw)87.36019.6177
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)87.14113.6137
normie (not freak)87.1516.111
honorable (not cunning)86.74117.1204
straightforward (not cryptic)86.23517.3132
empath (not psychopath)85.911021.211
altruistic (not selfish)85.29414.3137
clean (not perverted)85.118416.516
wooden (not plastic)84.93910.510
masculine (not feminine)84.733016.2172
western (not eastern)84.73113.927
🥾 (not 👟)84.77724.744
genuine (not sarcastic)84.58417.6159
healthy (not sickly)84.019219.8130
practical (not imaginative)84.011613.4150
nurturing (not poisonous)84.016813.462
soulful (not soulless)84.032214.164
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)84.06311.726
works hard (not plays hard)83.819915.2145
no-nonsense (not dramatic)83.76216.559
thrifty (not extravagant)83.72011.719
wholesome (not salacious)83.613116.020
reliable (not experimental)83.69017.562
reassuring (not fearmongering)83.57618.026
pure (not debased)83.29213.4133
legit (not scrub)83.219618.826
protagonist (not antagonist)83.124819.214
white knight (not bad boy)83.116315.424
angelic (not demonic)82.813616.9147
active (not slothful)82.743816.4138
not genocidal (not genocidal)82.728922.019
down2earth (not head@clouds)82.411118.3156
dog person (not cat person)82.3959.926
straight (not queer)82.233023.966
rural (not urban)82.14521.528
giving (not receiving)82.117719.133
normal (not weird)82.01118.5135
devoted (not unfaithful)82.061320.212
human (not animalistic)81.928320.9135
workaholic (not slacker)81.958114.365
earth (not air)81.97912.17
low-tech (not high-tech)81.78213.6170
egalitarian (not racist)81.761918.127
cooperative (not competitive)81.47920.1152
orderly (not chaotic)81.417418.6142
sane (not crazy)81.28321.122
😇 (not 😈)80.916822.553
attractive (not repulsive)80.951715.6140
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.97320.8147
civilized (not barbaric)80.837118.1139
🌟 (not 💩)80.846122.156
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.718919.531
rational (not whimsical)80.620317.2148
sensible (not ludicrous)80.516420.0160
competent (not incompetent)80.560318.7133
confidential (not gossiping)80.439420.7156
frugal (not lavish)80.48015.1133
humble (not arrogant)80.312816.4133
communal (not individualist)80.21720.249
treasure (not trash)80.256019.273
prestigious (not disreputable)80.220019.9145
sturdy (not flimsy)79.933318.857
generous (not stingy)79.82398.910
proper (not scandalous)79.717719.8134
romantic (not dispassionate)79.731918.661
permanent (not transient)79.67617.370
motivated (not unmotivated)79.692926.418
🐴 (not 🦄)79.316825.443
transparent (not machiavellian)79.35226.623
believable (not poorly-written)79.240516.155
loveable (not punchable)79.126022.361
well behaved (not mischievous)79.113418.8151
grateful (not entitled)79.115924.514
involved (not remote)78.925616.4150
equitable (not hypocritical)78.910222.4109
resourceful (not helpless)78.969717.859
consistent (not variable)78.914918.062
basic (not hipster)78.816219.2126
rock (not rap)78.836015.323
hard-work (not natural-talent)78.715416.015
neurotypical (not autistic)78.024421.1140
devout (not heathen)77.910018.7134
important (not irrelevant)77.973622.534
direct (not roundabout)77.840521.9147
tasteful (not lewd)77.822820.4138
rustic (not cultured)77.88525.411
🏀 (not 🎨)77.624120.734
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)77.625521.934
attentive (not interrupting)77.61667.68
self-disciplined (not disorganized)77.566320.3150
rugged (not refined)77.420721.3142
🧗 (not 🛌)77.341023.652
one-faced (not two-faced)77.344130.020
insider (not outsider)77.04621.475
utilitarian (not decorative)77.019120.451
vanilla (not kinky)76.916724.1130
🥰 (not 🙃)76.915626.529
average (not deviant)76.84221.391
🐿 (not 🦇)76.726523.835
chortling (not giggling)76.718517.553
tall (not short)76.631215.4142
🧢 (not 🎩)76.624420.336
mighty (not puny)76.549917.3135
moderate (not extreme)76.56921.8136
mature (not juvenile)76.337819.148
literal (not metaphorical)76.215119.3132
classical (not avant-garde)76.116023.953
realistic (not fantastical)76.028322.315
statist (not anarchist)75.911922.625
curious (not apathetic)75.838321.9130
warm (not quarrelsome)75.422116.5147
predictable (not quirky)75.49424.620
fixable (not unfixable)75.413719.251
conventional (not creative)75.317020.5132
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.347422.2126
real (not philosophical)75.024322.095
complimentary (not insulting)74.930417.358
indie (not pop)74.832624.414
forgiving (not vengeful)74.532021.4115
politically correct (not edgy)74.516921.3135
disarming (not creepy)74.251114.366
regular (not zany)74.28523.425
non-gamer (not gamer)74.239526.513
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.224526.411
perceptive (not unobservant)74.291622.862
realistic (not ambitious)74.18921.99
warm (not cold)74.043720.0125
concise (not long-winded)74.013225.621
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.638119.754
traditional (not unorthodox)73.522221.758
blacksmith (not tailor)73.420421.652
focused on the present (not focused on the future)73.413219.8139
privileged (not oppressed)73.162219.636
scheduled (not spontaneous)73.052324.8160
methodical (not astonishing)72.834921.9136
unambiguous (not mysterious)72.726723.8155
centrist (not radical)72.76019.920
stoic (not expressive)72.722423.6143
cautious (not impulsive)72.630921.4145
stable (not moody)72.611222.2141
concrete (not abstract)72.630225.029
bashful (not exhibitionist)72.67826.914
demure (not vain)72.518420.9131
official (not backdoor)72.520525.2131
monastic (not hedonist)72.37625.519
scientific (not artistic)72.244418.5131
on-time (not tardy)72.170721.69
orange (not purple)72.016822.3111
go-getter (not slugabed)72.097425.126
good-humored (not angry)71.947521.2145
confident (not insecure)71.969525.4171
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.925112.821
reserved (not chatty)71.839721.5151
driven (not unambitious)71.8121323.4158
tactful (not indiscreet)71.640823.429
coordinated (not clumsy)71.576223.2161
luddite (not technophile)71.415821.6131
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.433524.947
🐘 (not 🐀)71.422322.046
patient (not impatient)71.319824.675
pro (not noob)71.387623.539
accepting (not judgemental)71.232622.393
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)71.259426.614
everyman (not chosen one)71.118022.420
calm (not anxious)71.020421.9147
beautiful (not ugly)71.0106919.163
slow-talking (not fast-talking)70.913318.946
never cries (not often crying)70.951930.613
doer (not thinker)70.851826.813
precise (not vague)70.759422.1100
glad (not mad)70.627818.926
🤔 (not 🤫)70.522428.446
simple (not complicated)70.311224.3160
serious (not playful)70.368021.9118
mild (not spicy)70.321721.0134
repetitive (not varied)70.227321.257
work-first (not family-first)70.048423.3115
resolute (not wavering)70.062225.736
folksy (not presidential)70.032527.573
factual (not poetic)69.845125.476
existentialist (not nihilist)69.626620.755
street-smart (not sheltered)69.467724.6117
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.268123.6140
chivalrous (not businesslike)69.234722.59
sober (not indulgent)69.129324.0146
English (not German)69.1103225.746
studious (not goof-off)68.986825.520
sweet (not bitter)68.848022.5134
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.739725.447
fresh (not stinky)68.685324.837
brave (not careful)68.565825.1150
😊 (not 🤣)68.458421.439
scruffy (not manicured)68.437221.5143
skeptical (not spiritual)68.382623.9140
jock (not nerd)68.341523.5147
sporty (not bookish)68.139523.3157
alpha (not beta)68.179826.5158
efficient (not overprepared)68.155322.565
linear (not circular)68.119224.847
tame (not wild)67.932621.7117
open-minded (not close-minded)67.757022.2154
chill (not offended)67.725525.566
quiet (not loud)67.544722.0134
obedient (not rebellious)67.533524.0146
unassuming (not pretentious)67.323531.326
wise (not foolish)67.258222.4147
trusting (not charming)67.123824.5120
macho (not metrosexual)67.030828.550
naive (not paranoid)66.922218.713
innocent (not worldly)66.821825.5125
💪 (not 🧠)66.727727.944
historical (not modern)66.544417.7102
subdued (not exuberant)66.424027.456
sage (not whippersnapper)66.330020.652
mundane (not extraordinary)66.217024.8129
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.146728.938
private (not gregarious)66.173324.0140
opinionated (not jealous)66.196424.410
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.035024.445
master (not apprentice)65.987027.074
empirical (not theoretical)65.930228.0143
charismatic (not uninspiring)65.9110826.6155
hunter (not gatherer)65.867926.553
cheesy (not chic)65.752416.919
physical (not intellectual)65.537124.5171
prideful (not envious)65.498323.619
democratic (not authoritarian)65.355527.3128
decisive (not hesitant)65.292024.7141
knowledgeable (not ignorant)65.2100725.966
pensive (not serene)65.290424.013
optimistic (not pessimistic)65.151123.4131
monochrome (not multicolored)65.147627.063
off-key (not musical)65.046926.347
queen (not princess)65.080928.88
crafty (not scholarly)64.972723.7126
still (not twitchy)64.931132.512
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.821123.5127
deep (not shallow)64.676722.767
neutral (not opinionated)64.66422.59
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.543525.564
😏 (not 😬)64.461427.946
tautology (not oxymoron)64.48328.515
common sense (not analysis)64.321329.225
charming (not awkward)64.183623.9125
tight (not loose)64.188922.349
flower child (not goth)64.082522.48
feminist (not sexist)63.9100623.724
frank (not sugarcoated)63.9108327.120
high IQ (not low IQ)63.8134523.8151
neat (not messy)63.786825.7106
🐮 (not 🐷)63.746831.746
OCD (not ADHD)63.784020.312
bold (not shy)63.6135825.3133
child free (not pronatalist)63.678828.2107
unpolished (not eloquent)63.639723.6157
poor (not rich)63.446414.8118
🤐 (not 😜)63.460323.930
profound (not ironic)63.440528.413
objective (not subjective)63.330826.665
sexual (not asexual)63.394632.415
guarded (not open)62.9113025.0152
serious (not bold)62.947227.2137
realist (not idealist)62.958728.556
good-cook (not bad-cook)62.944728.419
compersive (not jealous)62.852324.3120
gracious (not feisty)62.625225.7148
assertive (not passive)62.4110627.2152
dominant (not submissive)62.3101724.8151
introspective (not not introspective)62.289224.420
🐒 (not 🐩)62.249029.946
🧕 (not 💃)62.226927.229
touchy-feely (not distant)62.151330.814
alert (not oblivious)62.098625.832
mainstream (not arcane)61.834726.1136
nonpolitical (not political)61.742227.9141
soft (not hard)61.658225.545
minimalist (not pack rat)61.559128.025
ranged (not melee)61.352229.360
haunted (not blissful)61.3101421.823
trusting (not suspicious)61.153828.1137
badass (not weakass)61.0120932.56
📈 (not 📉)60.893728.949
dry (not moist)60.855427.258
🎃 (not 💀)60.755029.231
generalist (not specialist)60.523030.551
Italian (not Swedish)60.563828.251
pointed (not random)60.5120230.913
🤖 (not 👻)60.454629.532
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)60.142429.452
armoured (not vulnerable)60.096026.7132
triggered (not trolling)59.7101024.254
domestic (not industrial)59.653528.047
🧐 (not 😎)59.561930.354
impartial (not biased)59.414025.3144
independent (not codependent)59.3103229.8120
timid (not cocky)59.330922.514
slovenly (not stylish)59.244023.8156
vegan (not cannibal)59.277323.563
muddy (not washed)59.245626.415
rough (not smooth)59.165925.0148
conservative (not liberal)59.144326.529
open-book (not secretive)59.144227.360
deep (not epic)59.153126.617
water (not fire)59.050024.311
💝 (not 💔)58.974233.350
interesting (not tiresome)58.8123125.1141
always down (not picky)58.839429.015
accommodating (not stubborn)58.530125.413
pacifist (not ferocious)58.452424.8143
rhythmic (not stuttering)58.4124128.455
low self esteem (not narcissistic)58.449820.554
interested (not bored)58.4123321.35
genius (not dunce)58.3116622.1191
morning lark (not night owl)58.049629.290
open to new experinces (not uncreative)57.9126029.0127
hoarder (not unprepared)57.995918.694
valedictorian (not drop out)57.9111229.334
lighthearted (not intense)57.743728.650
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)57.5120531.852
emotional (not unemotional)57.5120524.611
Roman (not Greek)57.359129.240
reasoned (not instinctual)57.158829.0165
bright (not depressed)57.175624.0147
freelance (not corporate)57.097029.848
sad (not happy)56.9101922.0149
emancipated (not enslaved)56.8122427.2136
logical (not emotional)56.770826.0142
suspicious (not awkward)56.7109427.4148
🥵 (not 🥶)56.587224.021
monotone (not expressive)56.453134.324
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.385625.7172
theist (not atheist)56.353926.931
🐐 (not 🦒)56.3109431.343
introvert (not extrovert)56.164326.3144
thick (not thin)56.056822.485
libertarian (not socialist)55.980326.6112
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.989427.010
dramatic (not comedic)55.8121826.610
mathematical (not literary)55.756127.0152
underachiever (not overachiever)55.728526.77
strict (not lenient)55.692725.1147
shy (not playful)55.638523.8137
tense (not relaxed)55.5142226.3139
punk rock (not preppy)55.568326.133
flexible (not rigid)55.365124.2141
leisurely (not hurried)55.357124.4158
unchallenging (not demanding)55.332026.112
fighter (not lover)55.284627.79
prudish (not flirtatious)55.270526.712
🤺 (not 🏌)55.1135134.246
funny (not humorless)55.0103922.4134
lost (not enlightened)55.087325.570
sorrowful (not cheery)54.9105122.9137
👽 (not 🤡)54.893124.041
slow (not fast)54.737124.5143
resistant (not resigned)54.7148328.3198
builder (not explorer)54.677730.7143
obsessed (not aloof)54.5127022.5128
unlucky (not fortunate)54.491025.4116
🥳 (not 🥴)54.265426.923
traumatized (not flourishing)54.0121130.063
sunny (not gloomy)54.074825.759
proactive (not reactive)53.965834.511
Coke (not Pepsi)53.782937.812
😀 (not 😭)53.585928.148
gullible (not cynical)53.559430.713
chaste (not lustful)53.272127.1130
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.058730.1116
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.886327.256
captain (not first-mate)52.792933.7148
cool (not dorky)52.7105826.220
yes-man (not contrarian)52.760127.018
soft (not hard)52.582025.1147
French (not Russian)52.5116128.634
social (not reclusive)52.3102026.439
formal (not intimate)52.387929.235
bossy (not meek)52.1132923.4155
innocent (not jaded)52.155023.013
sleepy (not frenzied)52.019822.763
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)51.9115927.5145
old (not young)51.770317.7171
high standards (not desperate)51.6121530.818
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.548923.899
joyful (not miserable)51.573623.930
vibrant (not geriatric)51.0139325.263
winter (not summer)50.496131.511

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Eddard Stark (0.845)
  2. Ed Hurley (0.835)
  3. James Gordon (0.83)
  4. Davos Seaworth (0.829)
  5. Hakoda (0.826)
  6. Joe West (0.819)
  7. Charlie Swan (0.813)
  8. Captain America (0.809)
  9. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (0.803)
  10. John Diggle (0.8)
  1. Roman Roy (-0.661)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.636)
  3. Prince John (-0.625)
  4. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.617)
  5. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.614)
  6. Gaius Baltar (-0.612)
  7. Ben Chang (-0.607)
  8. Ryan Howard (-0.606)
  9. Lisa (-0.602)
  10. Commodus (-0.596)

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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