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Sheriff Truman 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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
loyal (not traitorous)92.012011.4136
normie (not freak)91.727.310
heroic (not villainous)91.17311.1129
🤠 (not 🤑)90.6811.445
provincial (not cosmopolitan)90.5211.6147
gendered (not androgynous)89.38118.669
factual (not exaggerating)88.71811.417
diligent (not lazy)88.633113.5157
devoted (not unfaithful)88.619513.310
modest (not flamboyant)88.41113.4152
persistent (not quitter)87.94099.428
kind (not cruel)87.817015.0134
reasonable (not deranged)87.82713.325
vintage (not trendy)87.85010.216
respectful (not rude)87.77314.7137
love-focused (not money-focused)87.415713.810
sheriff (not outlaw)87.36119.6177
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)87.14013.6136
honorable (not cunning)86.64117.2203
straightforward (not cryptic)86.22617.4131
reassuring (not fearmongering)85.74014.223
wholesome (not salacious)85.67215.618
empath (not psychopath)85.410622.210
altruistic (not selfish)85.27914.4136
clean (not perverted)85.215516.812
protagonist (not antagonist)85.013318.212
wooden (not plastic)84.93510.510
western (not eastern)84.82014.425
masculine (not feminine)84.728716.3170
genuine (not sarcastic)84.47317.8155
🥾 (not 👟)84.46724.843
healthy (not sickly)84.316619.8127
practical (not imaginative)84.09913.4150
nurturing (not poisonous)84.015113.462
soulful (not soulless)84.026514.062
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)84.05911.726
works hard (not plays hard)83.618415.2143
no-nonsense (not dramatic)83.65816.557
reliable (not experimental)83.68217.562
pure (not debased)83.27913.4132
legit (not scrub)83.217518.826
straight (not queer)83.029522.964
thrifty (not extravagant)82.91910.816
down2earth (not head@clouds)82.98317.6151
angelic (not demonic)82.711416.9146
active (not slothful)82.637016.5136
white knight (not bad boy)82.515015.523
normal (not weird)82.41018.1134
workaholic (not slacker)82.147714.364
dog person (not cat person)82.18910.324
orderly (not chaotic)82.014018.0137
rural (not urban)82.03421.927
sane (not crazy)81.95321.321
earth (not air)81.97712.17
giving (not receiving)81.815719.730
human (not animalistic)81.724821.0133
cooperative (not competitive)81.56720.2150
low-tech (not high-tech)81.57813.6167
egalitarian (not racist)81.551118.526
😇 (not 😈)81.412822.350
not genocidal (not genocidal)81.427322.717
attractive (not repulsive)81.040015.7138
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.85420.9145
civilized (not barbaric)80.731418.2137
sensible (not ludicrous)80.713520.2157
sturdy (not flimsy)80.726218.056
prestigious (not disreputable)80.616719.1141
confidential (not gossiping)80.630620.1153
treasure (not trash)80.643119.371
rational (not whimsical)80.517317.3146
frugal (not lavish)80.47115.1133
competent (not incompetent)80.450318.7132
🌟 (not 💩)80.337822.652
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.118419.530
humble (not arrogant)80.111116.5131
communal (not individualist)79.91820.547
generous (not stingy)79.81978.910
permanent (not transient)79.76917.469
motivated (not unmotivated)79.675826.418
well behaved (not mischievous)79.610218.0150
proper (not scandalous)79.614719.9131
transparent (not machiavellian)79.34726.623
romantic (not dispassionate)79.327718.858
believable (not poorly-written)79.231916.254
involved (not remote)78.922216.4149
equitable (not hypocritical)78.99122.4109
consistent (not variable)78.714318.061
hard-work (not natural-talent)78.714216.015
basic (not hipster)78.615719.2125
neurotypical (not autistic)78.521021.0137
resourceful (not helpless)78.560617.758
🐴 (not 🦄)78.414326.040
loveable (not punchable)78.424722.558
tasteful (not lewd)78.118520.4137
rock (not rap)78.135215.321
devout (not heathen)78.09118.5130
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)78.020122.532
opinionated (not jealous)78.02774.08
direct (not roundabout)77.933522.0146
grateful (not entitled)77.815624.913
rugged (not refined)77.717721.1141
self-disciplined (not disorganized)77.756320.4147
important (not irrelevant)77.660723.031
vanilla (not kinky)77.513223.1127
🏀 (not 🎨)77.420021.033
🧗 (not 🛌)77.331023.951
🧢 (not 🎩)77.318620.434
insider (not outsider)77.04921.475
🐿 (not 🦇)76.919624.134
utilitarian (not decorative)76.818521.048
literal (not metaphorical)76.711718.9130
chortling (not giggling)76.717217.151
tall (not short)76.724015.6135
average (not deviant)76.73621.390
indie (not pop)76.621124.413
one-faced (not two-faced)76.439730.519
moderate (not extreme)76.45721.8135
mighty (not puny)76.343917.3133
mature (not juvenile)76.232119.347
conventional (not creative)76.014219.9130
attentive (not interrupting)76.01586.87
classical (not avant-garde)75.915424.351
curious (not apathetic)75.730221.9129
warm (not quarrelsome)75.617416.5145
rustic (not cultured)75.610427.09
fixable (not unfixable)75.411319.251
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.342222.2126
statist (not anarchist)75.312722.924
🥰 (not 🙃)75.215727.226
real (not philosophical)75.021922.095
complimentary (not insulting)75.023916.755
realistic (not fantastical)74.926223.813
forgiving (not vengeful)74.824521.2114
politically correct (not edgy)74.514221.5133
concrete (not abstract)74.520024.126
on-time (not tardy)74.355322.86
disarming (not creepy)74.241614.366
regular (not zany)74.27823.425
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.219226.411
warm (not cold)74.234319.8123
realistic (not ambitious)74.17621.99
predictable (not quirky)73.911825.218
privileged (not oppressed)73.752119.535
focused on the present (not focused on the future)73.412019.8139
perceptive (not unobservant)73.478922.860
sexual (not asexual)73.450428.212
stable (not moody)73.38021.9138
inspiring (not cringeworthy)73.132419.653
chivalrous (not businesslike)73.019021.08
scheduled (not spontaneous)72.945424.9157
methodical (not astonishing)72.830121.9135
unambiguous (not mysterious)72.723223.9154
blacksmith (not tailor)72.719221.949
centrist (not radical)72.75619.920
stoic (not expressive)72.717023.6143
traditional (not unorthodox)72.621721.755
cautious (not impulsive)72.626021.4145
bashful (not exhibitionist)72.66626.914
non-gamer (not gamer)72.636927.012
demure (not vain)72.515020.9131
penny-pincher (not overspender)72.519812.820
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.444924.412
confident (not insecure)72.457325.0169
official (not backdoor)72.317925.2130
monastic (not hedonist)72.36325.519
scientific (not artistic)72.237718.7129
orange (not purple)72.013922.4110
go-getter (not slugabed)72.078025.824
good-humored (not angry)71.938421.4143
reserved (not chatty)71.829821.6150
driven (not unambitious)71.799623.4157
beautiful (not ugly)71.583917.860
luddite (not technophile)71.414921.6131
tactful (not indiscreet)71.435623.728
🐘 (not 🐀)71.418622.046
coordinated (not clumsy)71.364323.3159
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.326525.043
accepting (not judgemental)71.226422.291
calm (not anxious)71.017421.9147
patient (not impatient)70.917124.674
slow-talking (not fast-talking)70.910718.946
everyman (not chosen one)70.817023.518
simple (not complicated)70.69424.0156
serious (not playful)70.656221.6117
glad (not mad)70.622920.121
🤔 (not 🤫)70.518828.446
concise (not long-winded)70.518826.817
pro (not noob)70.475624.336
doer (not thinker)70.447129.111
mild (not spicy)70.318321.0134
precise (not vague)70.352322.297
repetitive (not varied)70.124721.456
factual (not poetic)70.137324.974
work-first (not family-first)70.041023.4114
resolute (not wavering)70.051325.736
street-smart (not sheltered)69.856924.3116
folksy (not presidential)69.528727.572
fresh (not stinky)69.466224.636
existentialist (not nihilist)69.323120.854
😊 (not 🤣)69.344020.637
self-assured (not self-conscious)69.260723.6140
sober (not indulgent)69.024724.1145
English (not German)69.083625.945
studious (not goof-off)68.971825.520
sweet (not bitter)68.838222.5134
jock (not nerd)68.534523.3145
scruffy (not manicured)68.531621.3140
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.435725.646
brave (not careful)68.454325.3147
skeptical (not spiritual)68.370023.9140
alpha (not beta)68.167226.6156
sporty (not bookish)68.032923.5154
efficient (not overprepared)68.047122.764
linear (not circular)67.916525.046
quiet (not loud)67.735221.9132
tame (not wild)67.727222.0113
chill (not offended)67.721425.864
macho (not metrosexual)67.626528.248
open-minded (not close-minded)67.545522.3152
wise (not foolish)67.347822.5144
unassuming (not pretentious)67.319431.326
obedient (not rebellious)67.129024.0144
historical (not modern)67.034917.499
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.926524.941
common sense (not analysis)66.811928.823
innocent (not worldly)66.717825.6124
hunter (not gatherer)66.754126.052
trusting (not charming)66.622124.7116
feminist (not sexist)66.572723.122
💪 (not 🧠)66.523427.740
empirical (not theoretical)66.124327.9142
charismatic (not uninspiring)66.188626.6153
subdued (not exuberant)66.120427.853
mundane (not extraordinary)66.016524.6124
master (not apprentice)66.073826.872
badass (not weakass)66.088133.55
flower child (not goth)66.061423.37
private (not gregarious)65.958824.1138
monochrome (not multicolored)65.937927.459
sage (not whippersnapper)65.826020.551
physical (not intellectual)65.730824.6169
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.739429.237
cheesy (not chic)65.744716.919
democratic (not authoritarian)65.345627.3128
optimistic (not pessimistic)65.341023.4127
knowledgeable (not ignorant)65.284225.966
profound (not ironic)65.126827.411
lowbrow (not highbrow)65.019423.4126
decisive (not hesitant)65.079824.7140
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.033325.363
pensive (not serene)65.079024.29
queen (not princess)65.066128.88
crafty (not scholarly)64.860823.8125
prideful (not envious)64.785924.118
naive (not paranoid)64.721217.712
deep (not shallow)64.660922.767
neutral (not opinionated)64.65222.59
off-key (not musical)64.540426.346
😏 (not 😬)64.448827.946
never cries (not often crying)64.359032.09
charming (not awkward)64.168923.9125
tight (not loose)64.176222.349
child free (not pronatalist)63.963928.3104
high IQ (not low IQ)63.9108623.4146
touchy-feely (not distant)63.939231.213
alert (not oblivious)63.877125.429
bold (not shy)63.7113225.4131
neat (not messy)63.673626.0103
minimalist (not pack rat)63.640126.524
good-cook (not bad-cook)63.635129.018
unpolished (not eloquent)63.534923.6156
poor (not rich)63.336114.8116
ranged (not melee)63.235127.958
OCD (not ADHD)63.273422.69
timid (not cocky)63.220118.313
guarded (not open)63.191724.9151
🤐 (not 😜)63.049224.229
serious (not bold)62.938527.2137
realist (not idealist)62.948828.556
haunted (not blissful)62.980220.921
gracious (not feisty)62.820025.7147
🐒 (not 🐩)62.840330.144
objective (not subjective)62.726926.863
compersive (not jealous)62.642124.3119
tautology (not oxymoron)62.610428.714
🐮 (not 🐷)62.540431.844
assertive (not passive)62.491727.3151
dominant (not submissive)62.185924.7150
generalist (not specialist)62.115230.848
mainstream (not arcane)61.830626.1136
nonpolitical (not political)61.733727.9141
trusting (not suspicious)61.343328.1136
dry (not moist)61.344827.356
water (not fire)61.335524.310
🎃 (not 💀)61.044428.728
📈 (not 📉)60.875428.949
frank (not sugarcoated)60.897828.117
🧕 (not 💃)60.723327.127
Italian (not Swedish)60.555628.251
armoured (not vulnerable)60.378826.3130
introspective (not not introspective)60.378024.617
independent (not codependent)60.182329.4118
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)60.136829.452
still (not twitchy)60.035033.410
vegan (not cannibal)59.857823.061
soft (not hard)59.750125.940
🧐 (not 😎)59.551730.452
impartial (not biased)59.410725.3144
🤖 (not 👻)59.447529.431
dramatic (not comedic)59.491925.59
triggered (not trolling)59.383424.253
interesting (not tiresome)59.298425.0138
domestic (not industrial)59.244128.146
pointed (not random)59.2103333.011
rough (not smooth)59.153825.0148
open-book (not secretive)59.136827.360
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)59.162719.67
slovenly (not stylish)58.837923.7153
always down (not picky)58.832829.015
genius (not dunce)58.593821.9190
accommodating (not stubborn)58.524725.413
conservative (not liberal)58.439126.624
💝 (not 💔)58.460433.347
low self esteem (not narcissistic)58.438420.554
interested (not bored)58.497921.35
pacifist (not ferocious)58.241524.9141
valedictorian (not drop out)58.290629.332
rhythmic (not stuttering)58.0102128.554
🥵 (not 🥶)58.062123.620
open to new experinces (not uncreative)57.9101529.1122
hoarder (not unprepared)57.978518.693
lighthearted (not intense)57.835428.849
Roman (not Greek)57.647929.438
freelance (not corporate)57.677229.747
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)57.598531.852
morning lark (not night owl)57.344329.288
bright (not depressed)57.163724.1146
reasoned (not instinctual)57.048129.1164
emancipated (not enslaved)57.098727.2135
suspicious (not awkward)56.991827.5145
sad (not happy)56.981522.1148
logical (not emotional)56.858126.1140
🐐 (not 🦒)56.788431.141
thick (not thin)56.647622.382
mathematical (not literary)56.545826.7149
libertarian (not socialist)56.467426.5110
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.472825.7171
deep (not epic)56.452727.215
introvert (not extrovert)56.150526.3141
shy (not playful)56.128623.8134
muddy (not washed)56.045526.511
lost (not enlightened)55.870325.368
theist (not atheist)55.746627.529
underachiever (not overachiever)55.725626.77
tense (not relaxed)55.6116726.4138
strict (not lenient)55.578025.1145
flexible (not rigid)55.551824.3139
leisurely (not hurried)55.548824.6155
🤺 (not 🏌)55.5109033.844
punk rock (not preppy)55.556026.133
unchallenging (not demanding)55.325526.112
fighter (not lover)55.269927.79
gullible (not cynical)55.245431.412
prudish (not flirtatious)55.158928.510
funny (not humorless)55.086022.4134
👽 (not 🤡)54.975824.340
monotone (not expressive)54.947035.422
slow (not fast)54.832124.7141
resistant (not resigned)54.7121828.4197
sorrowful (not cheery)54.686322.9133
builder (not explorer)54.666630.7143
obsessed (not aloof)54.5104622.5128
sunny (not gloomy)54.560025.658
unlucky (not fortunate)54.273725.5115
proactive (not reactive)53.954034.511
traumatized (not flourishing)53.897230.262
Coke (not Pepsi)53.769037.812
summer (not winter)53.775431.410
chaste (not lustful)53.258927.1130
soft (not hard)53.064525.0145
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.048430.1116
🥳 (not 🥴)53.058826.220
captain (not first-mate)52.974933.9146
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.869627.256
formal (not intimate)52.773229.433
yes-man (not contrarian)52.750227.018
bossy (not meek)52.5110323.2152
French (not Russian)52.595128.634
social (not reclusive)52.286826.336
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.192327.5144
sleepy (not frenzied)52.015922.763
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.839023.798
😀 (not 😭)51.677528.244
high standards (not desperate)51.6100430.818
old (not young)51.560817.8169
emotional (not unemotional)51.2113622.79
cool (not dorky)51.088725.819
vibrant (not geriatric)51.0115825.459
jaded (not innocent)50.9109118.89
miserable (not joyful)50.697922.728

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 (0.829)
  3. James Gordon (0.829)
  4. Davos Seaworth (0.828)
  5. Hakoda (0.824)
  6. Joe West (0.818)
  7. Captain America (0.809)
  8. Charlie Swan (0.809)
  9. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (0.801)
  10. John Diggle (0.792)
  1. Roman Roy (-0.659)
  2. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.635)
  3. Prince John (-0.623)
  4. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.615)
  5. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.61)
  6. Gaius Baltar (-0.609)
  7. Ben Chang (-0.602)
  8. Ryan Howard (-0.598)
  9. Commodus (-0.594)
  10. Lisa (-0.591)

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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