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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)92.110511.3139
heroic (not villainous)90.96311.4134
provincial (not cosmopolitan)90.6111.7150
gendered (not androgynous)88.98118.770
diligent (not lazy)88.627613.5156
modest (not flamboyant)88.11314.1157
kind (not cruel)88.014714.8137
sheriff (not outlaw)87.45319.4181
🤠 (not 🤑)87.42113.033
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)87.43413.4144
respectful (not rude)87.36614.6142
persistent (not quitter)86.940010.629
reasonable (not deranged)86.63813.622
honorable (not cunning)86.53417.3214
straightforward (not cryptic)85.22517.8141
wholesome (not salacious)85.27716.219
altruistic (not selfish)85.16614.3136
genuine (not sarcastic)84.76517.7158
🥾 (not 👟)84.75623.724
masculine (not feminine)84.522616.3170
soulful (not soulless)84.520713.760
healthy (not sickly)84.214519.7129
western (not eastern)84.11914.723
nurturing (not poisonous)83.813513.562
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)83.85312.024
practical (not imaginative)83.78713.7156
works hard (not plays hard)83.516215.9150
straight (not queer)83.525222.866
no-nonsense (not dramatic)83.44016.459
legit (not scrub)83.414418.328
🌟 (not 💩)83.021920.236
reliable (not experimental)83.07517.367
down2earth (not head@clouds)82.97117.7154
pure (not debased)82.87414.3141
angelic (not demonic)82.79816.9149
sane (not crazy)82.53220.325
active (not slothful)82.432516.5141
rural (not urban)81.93222.825
workaholic (not slacker)81.840314.865
sturdy (not flimsy)81.721217.760
human (not animalistic)81.620320.8136
normal (not weird)81.51019.0135
orderly (not chaotic)81.413417.9144
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)81.24720.2147
attractive (not repulsive)81.132715.3145
sensible (not ludicrous)81.111019.9163
treasure (not trash)81.132619.371
low-tech (not high-tech)80.97514.8175
egalitarian (not racist)80.844719.422
prestigious (not disreputable)80.715218.9145
permanent (not transient)80.74815.770
frugal (not lavish)80.66414.8138
competent (not incompetent)80.640918.5139
cooperative (not competitive)80.56621.2155
rational (not whimsical)80.515217.8148
civilized (not barbaric)80.526618.1137
humble (not arrogant)80.49516.4135
confidential (not gossiping)80.325620.1150
believable (not poorly-written)80.223115.651
patriotic (not unpatriotic)80.114819.530
communal (not individualist)79.71420.746
well behaved (not mischievous)79.68818.0151
proper (not scandalous)79.413020.3132
involved (not remote)79.018616.3154
neurotypical (not autistic)78.816620.8137
insider (not outsider)78.63619.978
😇 (not 😈)78.616122.726
tasteful (not lewd)78.516419.8146
basic (not hipster)78.513918.9126
equitable (not hypocritical)78.59022.1111
resourceful (not helpless)78.550017.758
consistent (not variable)78.512018.159
loveable (not punchable)78.122122.557
rugged (not refined)77.915020.9148
devout (not heathen)77.98118.6135
romantic (not dispassionate)77.728420.158
important (not irrelevant)77.651123.031
vanilla (not kinky)77.511122.9130
self-disciplined (not disorganized)77.249920.2152
🧗 (not 🛌)77.226923.330
average (not deviant)77.12820.990
direct (not roundabout)77.031322.6152
mature (not juvenile)77.024718.748
literal (not metaphorical)76.910118.8134
mighty (not puny)76.934917.0142
utilitarian (not decorative)76.916620.750
tall (not short)76.819915.5137
moderate (not extreme)76.83921.0143
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)76.219921.921
conventional (not creative)75.911220.3136
warm (not quarrelsome)75.714616.4147
chortling (not giggling)75.616418.852
concrete (not abstract)75.514223.621
curious (not apathetic)75.426521.9136
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.335722.0128
real (not philosophical)75.317521.9100
fixable (not unfixable)75.110719.051
politically correct (not edgy)75.09221.4137
disarming (not creepy)74.632814.263
forgiving (not vengeful)74.421321.6117
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)74.417421.730
🥰 (not 🙃)74.315127.521
🐘 (not 🐀)74.111918.331
warm (not cold)73.929119.6129
complimentary (not insulting)73.922118.256
classical (not avant-garde)73.817525.153
focused on the present (not focused on the future)73.79820.1144
statist (not anarchist)73.513222.723
regular (not zany)73.56124.227
demure (not vain)73.312619.9132
stable (not moody)73.07322.0135
unambiguous (not mysterious)72.919923.7153
perceptive (not unobservant)72.965422.660
scheduled (not spontaneous)72.837624.8161
methodical (not astonishing)72.826221.7140
traditional (not unorthodox)72.718421.457
🐴 (not 🦄)72.721527.920
stoic (not expressive)72.616423.2149
confident (not insecure)72.648124.9171
coordinated (not clumsy)72.551823.0165
privileged (not oppressed)72.547720.434
monastic (not hedonist)72.34225.519
blacksmith (not tailor)72.318221.853
inspiring (not cringeworthy)72.228319.052
🤔 (not 🤫)72.113229.124
cautious (not impulsive)72.021721.6148
luddite (not technophile)72.013521.6135
go-getter (not slugabed)71.864625.824
scientific (not artistic)71.731319.3133
reserved (not chatty)71.725721.1155
orange (not purple)71.613322.6113
official (not backdoor)71.617325.5136
penny-pincher (not overspender)71.619113.018
calm (not anxious)71.513921.7158
driven (not unambitious)71.583223.2163
accepting (not judgemental)71.521921.994
slow-talking (not fast-talking)71.59418.047
good-humored (not angry)71.432521.2145
beautiful (not ugly)70.968717.758
studious (not goof-off)70.956625.418
repetitive (not varied)70.819221.355
mild (not spicy)70.714020.7134
pro (not noob)70.759924.037
😊 (not 🤣)70.731120.825
patient (not impatient)70.716524.379
🧢 (not 🎩)70.627326.315
serious (not playful)70.546521.5118
precise (not vague)70.541322.1100
glad (not mad)70.519020.620
resolute (not wavering)70.442825.338
tactful (not indiscreet)70.333123.527
fresh (not stinky)70.251024.336
simple (not complicated)70.28224.2160
street-smart (not sheltered)69.746624.5125
work-first (not family-first)69.636522.9116
sober (not indulgent)69.520024.4148
🐿 (not 🦇)69.532531.422
scruffy (not manicured)69.225820.9149
folksy (not presidential)69.225328.071
existentialist (not nihilist)69.121620.555
factual (not poetic)69.131624.775
skeptical (not spiritual)68.955723.3140
sporty (not bookish)68.926323.2158
😏 (not 😬)68.829122.224
sweet (not bitter)68.731522.4137
linear (not circular)68.714424.948
self-assured (not self-conscious)68.653523.4140
jock (not nerd)68.527423.5152
macho (not metrosexual)68.320728.249
open-minded (not close-minded)68.236121.7163
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)68.119125.527
brave (not careful)68.045725.6152
efficient (not overprepared)68.040522.867
tame (not wild)67.922121.8115
quiet (not loud)67.729022.0132
obedient (not rebellious)67.721923.8145
alpha (not beta)67.756526.7157
historical (not modern)67.528817.6106
chill (not offended)67.418625.764
feminist (not sexist)67.458721.421
wise (not foolish)67.040322.4149
empirical (not theoretical)67.019927.2145
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)66.830428.916
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.836626.042
innocent (not worldly)66.716825.3129
🧕 (not 💃)66.712523.215
hunter (not gatherer)66.745426.052
trusting (not charming)66.617224.3125
English (not German)66.575127.046
crafty (not scholarly)66.249223.2130
monochrome (not multicolored)66.229727.260
unassuming (not pretentious)66.218431.325
deep (not shallow)66.146022.066
master (not apprentice)65.961127.171
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.826225.664
private (not gregarious)65.647924.0142
physical (not intellectual)65.525624.5170
democratic (not authoritarian)65.539227.3135
decisive (not hesitant)65.467024.4146
sage (not whippersnapper)65.425020.749
lowbrow (not highbrow)65.416023.3130
mundane (not extraordinary)65.314324.7125
charismatic (not uninspiring)65.375827.0156
knowledgeable (not ignorant)65.167225.965
optimistic (not pessimistic)64.836823.4129
off-key (not musical)64.832326.746
subdued (not exuberant)64.819428.055
minimalist (not pack rat)64.632426.921
charming (not awkward)64.356123.8130
child free (not pronatalist)64.353628.2106
high IQ (not low IQ)63.988022.8155
bold (not shy)63.893625.4132
poor (not rich)63.830714.7121
compersive (not jealous)63.633424.4122
tight (not loose)63.664222.349
assertive (not passive)63.275127.0158
serious (not bold)63.030827.0142
dominant (not submissive)62.969824.5149
unpolished (not eloquent)62.931323.8161
neat (not messy)62.663526.5103
gracious (not feisty)62.516126.0151
realist (not idealist)62.539928.557
guarded (not open)62.475925.0153
💝 (not 💔)62.439732.130
ranged (not melee)62.233827.956
nonpolitical (not political)61.828227.7141
🐮 (not 🐷)61.838433.522
🐒 (not 🐩)61.836727.522
mainstream (not arcane)61.724126.7146
💪 (not 🧠)61.725226.721
objective (not subjective)61.524927.763
dry (not moist)61.337327.356
trusting (not suspicious)60.836028.3141
generalist (not specialist)60.617030.751
alert (not oblivious)60.668827.133
valedictorian (not drop out)60.471428.931
soft (not hard)60.341325.442
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)60.230428.853
🤐 (not 😜)60.148429.314
armoured (not vulnerable)59.965126.3138
freelance (not corporate)59.957629.645
independent (not codependent)59.865828.8124
Italian (not Swedish)59.848628.149
vegan (not cannibal)59.847423.061
rhythmic (not stuttering)59.579928.854
domestic (not industrial)59.437928.047
🧐 (not 😎)59.442231.434
slovenly (not stylish)59.229723.2153
interesting (not tiresome)59.279525.0147
triggered (not trolling)59.167324.054
📈 (not 📉)59.067626.324
rough (not smooth)58.744824.9152
impartial (not biased)58.610125.3147
conservative (not liberal)58.431626.624
pacifist (not ferocious)58.335424.9145
introspective (not not introspective)58.269924.516
low self esteem (not narcissistic)58.133220.753
morning lark (not night owl)58.034129.688
open to new experinces (not uncreative)57.984729.3124
Roman (not Greek)57.940929.740
bright (not depressed)57.652424.0147
genius (not dunce)57.578022.2194
🤖 (not 👻)57.543823.318
emancipated (not enslaved)57.480227.1144
open-book (not secretive)57.334827.061
hoarder (not unprepared)57.266918.999
sad (not happy)57.167122.0151
logical (not emotional)57.044625.7148
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.058625.6171
🤺 (not 🏌)57.087533.523
lighthearted (not intense)57.029928.548
reasoned (not instinctual)56.940629.1166
lost (not enlightened)56.955425.665
introvert (not extrovert)56.638825.9145
suspicious (not awkward)56.576227.5151
thick (not thin)56.439822.685
🥳 (not 🥴)56.438920.212
strict (not lenient)56.263825.4146
libertarian (not socialist)56.159926.6111
shy (not playful)56.124123.5140
tense (not relaxed)55.895126.6138
mathematical (not literary)55.838726.7153
resistant (not resigned)55.598227.9203
theist (not atheist)55.440926.631
👽 (not 🤡)55.460223.025
flexible (not rigid)55.343924.2143
French (not Russian)55.271228.533
leisurely (not hurried)55.143324.3158
sorrowful (not cheery)54.970423.0135
slow (not fast)54.927224.8143
obsessed (not aloof)54.683322.8135
builder (not explorer)54.655230.5144
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)54.552127.359
punk rock (not preppy)54.247926.832
funny (not humorless)54.071222.6139
🐐 (not 🦒)54.082730.225
😀 (not 😭)53.955426.423
unlucky (not fortunate)53.760025.4118
traumatized (not flourishing)53.482130.461
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)53.388530.026
sunny (not gloomy)53.351925.860
chaste (not lustful)53.148227.0131
bossy (not meek)52.990123.2155
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.939029.9118
captain (not first-mate)52.960034.0149
soft (not hard)52.852624.9147
social (not reclusive)52.570126.634
sleepy (not frenzied)52.314422.363
formal (not intimate)52.162129.632
old (not young)51.850318.5173
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)51.775927.6151
sheeple (not conspiracist)51.535223.797
vibrant (not geriatric)51.194625.857
miserable (not joyful)51.079822.429
dorky (not cool)50.757226.318

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 (0.841)
  2. Davos Seaworth (0.837)
  3. James Gordon (0.83)
  4. Ed Hurley (0.826)
  5. Hakoda (0.826)
  1. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.638)
  2. Lisa (-0.627)
  3. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.611)
  4. Prince John (-0.611)
  5. Ben Chang (-0.608)

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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.56)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.48)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.28)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.27)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.25)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.24)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.2)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.16)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.15)
  10. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.14)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.06)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.03)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.01)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.0)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.04)
  16. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.05)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.1)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.16)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.16)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.19)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.2)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.21)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.26)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.38)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.46)


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