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Clarice Starling Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Clarice Starling is a character from The Silence of the Lambs.

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 500 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
persistent (not quitter)93.811212.0156
diligent (not lazy)92.415612.6129
hygienic (not gross)92.11627.527
valedictorian (not drop out)91.48811.2144
driven (not unambitious)90.816514.6130
motivated (not unmotivated)89.433417.870
high IQ (not low IQ)89.326210.9150
workaholic (not slacker)89.219713.7149
studious (not goof-off)89.112412.6162
focused (not absentminded)89.127211.027
protagonist (not antagonist)88.310020.858
important (not irrelevant)88.223915.1137
straight edge (not junkie)87.917511.625
feminist (not sexist)87.818614.2126
perceptive (not unobservant)87.426715.5163
heroic (not villainous)87.323712.4108
main character (not side character)87.126219.940
civilized (not barbaric)86.917214.0144
works hard (not plays hard)86.810817.9120
active (not slothful)86.825013.1141
go-getter (not slugabed)86.817214.7120
pointed (not random)86.61369.364
overachiever (not underachiever)86.225117.784
interested (not bored)86.15315.682
fresh (not stinky)85.916712.7140
competent (not incompetent)85.538118.1127
on-time (not tardy)85.525221.581
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.337016.5116
human (not animalistic)85.316416.7136
insightful (not generic)85.312916.424
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.222619.158
independent (not codependent)85.117918.7141
serious (not playful)85.019113.3135
seemly (not inappropriate)84.816415.223
confidential (not gossiping)84.424216.5143
clean (not perverted)84.323215.495
beautiful (not ugly)84.160916.7139
modest (not flamboyant)83.97215.9151
factual (not exaggerating)83.97819.675
handshakes (not hugs)83.736012.227
resourceful (not helpless)83.647116.6146
🧗 (not 🛌)83.524717.0135
badass (not weakass)83.449219.385
accurate (not off target)83.422418.323
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.235116.7183
devoted (not unfaithful)83.257017.966
real (not fake)83.238817.523
treasure (not trash)83.039116.4164
questioning (not believing)82.915413.124
noble (not jovial)82.913915.824
egalitarian (not racist)82.857915.0145
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)82.812518.8124
believable (not poorly-written)82.721116.3172
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)82.713412.623
work-first (not family-first)82.521517.0130
curious (not apathetic)82.117219.0108
respectful (not rude)82.123517.9142
dramatic (not comedic)82.124715.977
good-manners (not bad-manners)82.033917.423
attractive (not repulsive)81.154617.4156
scientific (not artistic)81.022916.5148
meaningful (not pointless)81.043517.928
precise (not vague)80.823118.0139
anti-prank (not prankster)80.831617.326
unfrivolous (not goofy)80.733113.823
attentive (not interrupting)80.69615.289
moderate (not gluttonous)80.522313.727
sincere (not irreverent)80.536217.033
empath (not psychopath)80.429320.881
neat (not messy)80.334216.8153
uptight (not easy)80.334913.923
reasonable (not deranged)80.320517.8146
legit (not scrub)80.233718.8138
🌟 (not 💩)80.155423.3134
rational (not whimsical)79.823820.6142
🧐 (not 😎)79.79922.1186
tense (not relaxed)79.750416.2136
🤔 (not 🤫)79.64122.4128
intellectual (not physical)79.542819.4120
young (not old)79.543817.3140
orderly (not chaotic)79.226619.7128
handy (not can't-fix-anything)79.240119.131
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.120620.2137
chronically single (not serial dater)79.139719.923
overthinker (not underthinker)79.142921.325
insomniac (not slumbering)78.932214.023
strong identity (not social chameleon)78.949920.824
deep (not shallow)78.923018.7155
kind (not cruel)78.860316.3103
🤺 (not 🏌)78.643322.4139
genius (not dunce)78.541016.3183
rock (not rap)78.540020.261
tasteful (not lewd)78.422720.6154
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)78.323720.529
involved (not remote)78.329220.9122
🧠 (not 💪)78.352919.4138
loyal (not traitorous)78.288718.5150
tight (not loose)78.135016.9180
opinionated (not jealous)78.134416.559
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)78.162114.224
sensible (not ludicrous)78.024918.5130
alert (not oblivious)78.047321.1128
white knight (not bad boy)77.933921.264
militaristic (not hippie)77.946822.129
OCD (not ADHD)77.825816.865
introspective (not not introspective)77.721220.6117
prying (not unmeddlesome)77.544520.923
lawyerly (not engineerial)77.523217.724
love shy (not cassanova)77.316817.426
healthy (not sickly)77.250820.6138
washed (not muddy)77.233719.957
fussy (not sloppy)77.244215.123
sturdy (not flimsy)77.145120.0142
grounded (not fantasy-prone)77.128823.929
proper (not scandalous)77.126718.7117
neurotypical (not autistic)77.030320.0129
disarming (not creepy)77.038216.8129
vintage (not trendy)76.947617.666
mighty (not puny)76.950519.7133
tactful (not indiscreet)76.822918.7134
factual (not poetic)76.725321.2177
charmer (not buffoon)76.753216.726
one-faced (not two-faced)76.649525.664
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)76.534020.423
fast (not slow)76.449319.4118
guarded (not open)76.365220.7123
sheriff (not outlaw)76.231524.5118
straightforward (not cryptic)76.127621.8143
haunted (not blissful)76.048921.090
chaste (not lustful)75.910018.5111
reserved (not chatty)75.931721.2138
utilitarian (not decorative)75.924620.3113
soulful (not soulless)75.877020.3133
direct (not roundabout)75.751622.8138
🤐 (not 😜)75.725821.8117
eager (not reluctant)75.736825.327
activist (not nonpartisan)75.739622.023
skeptical (not spiritual)75.554619.0148
sane (not crazy)75.521619.2114
😊 (not 🤣)75.531218.0126
altruistic (not selfish)75.436518.1143
angelic (not demonic)75.437414.8124
realistic (not fantastical)75.333424.679
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.320823.2131
brave (not careful)75.243422.6119
demanding (not unchallenging)75.176822.190
interesting (not tiresome)75.056521.0119
vegan (not cannibal)74.927619.7160
assertive (not passive)74.868621.7112
flat (not bubbly)74.730715.423
nerd (not jock)74.654719.5148
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.631624.4102
opinionated (not neutral)74.5100623.5110
non-gamer (not gamer)74.341129.373
woke (not problematic)74.221421.122
prestigious (not disreputable)74.143223.2107
sober (not indulgent)74.115923.9132
manicured (not scruffy)74.073124.2120
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)73.954525.474
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.971024.6147
eloquent (not unpolished)73.955523.8118
distant (not touchy-feely)73.739417.254
😇 (not 😈)73.640820.4138
private (not gregarious)73.349121.4131
minimalist (not pack rat)73.119119.6118
mature (not juvenile)73.051722.6151
specialist (not generalist)73.027422.4132
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)73.017922.4125
wooden (not plastic)72.945419.064
devout (not heathen)72.925722.6118
open-minded (not close-minded)72.939521.5130
mild (not manic)72.818016.425
hurried (not leisurely)72.623921.0129
English (not German)72.686127.1145
sorrowful (not cheery)72.546115.2136
concise (not long-winded)72.417921.859
analysis (not common sense)72.334624.764
equitable (not hypocritical)72.131321.7154
consistent (not variable)72.139524.1149
fighter (not lover)71.935524.092
nice (not naughty)71.742317.523
👽 (not 🤡)71.726520.7117
high standards (not desperate)71.752526.396
bookish (not sporty)71.476322.5146
frenzied (not sleepy)71.478017.4144
thin (not thick)71.442924.9138
🐩 (not 🐒)71.242821.6119
explorer (not builder)71.039626.1126
obsessed (not aloof)70.950120.3135
deliberate (not spontaneous)70.966525.9134
🤠 (not 🤑)70.954422.199
honorable (not cunning)70.853125.9167
nurturing (not poisonous)70.865817.6120
coordinated (not clumsy)70.783424.8123
giving (not receiving)70.760322.257
refined (not rugged)70.653823.3150
genuine (not sarcastic)70.645725.1145
intense (not lighthearted)70.579722.9169
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.431917.0116
resolute (not wavering)70.366825.7112
well behaved (not mischievous)70.334823.4140
thrifty (not extravagant)70.332124.469
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.244725.9107
indie (not pop)70.255924.068
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.197124.4122
prudish (not flirtatious)70.127020.651
practical (not imaginative)70.161825.0150
queen (not princess)70.165027.965
profound (not ironic)70.020420.982
compersive (not jealous)69.932320.9113
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.940621.448
earth (not air)69.945530.578
demure (not vain)69.828421.5143
generous (not stingy)69.862921.087
humble (not arrogant)69.738722.3123
loveable (not punchable)69.563823.5178
monochrome (not multicolored)69.437226.4107
official (not backdoor)69.429526.7136
methodical (not astonishing)69.352525.5129
child free (not pronatalist)69.257528.3112
analytical (not intuitive)69.246224.423
individualist (not communal)69.258126.5134
stubborn (not accommodating)69.296427.595
vanilla (not kinky)68.941326.1121
formal (not intimate)68.943924.8127
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.744026.0130
complicated (not simple)68.680424.4133
quiet (not loud)68.546322.5155
frugal (not lavish)68.545820.9113
🐴 (not 🦄)68.554129.7126
triggered (not trolling)68.554220.2142
ambitious (not realistic)68.560429.499
bold (not shy)68.4131522.6138
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.389826.4120
prideful (not envious)68.186222.1121
frank (not sugarcoated)68.098525.070
progressive (not old-fashioned)68.053320.823
short (not tall)67.836620.7204
statist (not anarchist)67.740224.6116
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.772823.4123
blue (not red)67.748027.924
wise (not foolish)67.561123.6155
reclusive (not social)67.543921.0131
grateful (not entitled)67.549425.378
sad (not happy)67.467617.9153
fixable (not unfixable)67.453423.7171
chosen one (not everyman)67.349826.682
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.363323.164
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.274427.7144
complimentary (not insulting)67.260020.8122
spirited (not lifeless)67.2112522.035
enchanting (not disturbing)67.271519.923
pensive (not serene)67.082924.569
snoops (not minds-own-business)67.0100628.123
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.858428.2114
literal (not metaphorical)66.853925.1145
resistant (not resigned)66.891625.5163
winter (not summer)66.850025.552
welcoming experience (not cringing away)66.858623.326
📈 (not 📉)66.667127.9112
humorless (not funny)66.633020.9147
chortling (not giggling)66.668723.9147
hard (not soft)66.566221.8114
democratic (not authoritarian)66.453625.3113
politically correct (not edgy)66.438826.0134
wholesome (not salacious)66.270523.1113
scholarly (not crafty)66.037528.9144
pure (not debased)65.962523.0134
real (not philosophical)65.672328.0147
preppy (not punk rock)65.680927.3167
classical (not avant-garde)65.559725.9107
original (not cliché)65.557420.824
feminine (not masculine)65.360721.4142
🧕 (not 💃)65.222423.0124
traumatized (not flourishing)65.186224.8155
pro (not noob)65.1114524.9131
dolphin (not kangaroo)65.037828.123
stable (not moody)64.925724.0128
decisive (not hesitant)64.999724.6130
captain (not first-mate)64.971331.0125
gloomy (not sunny)64.871319.3169
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)64.833721.326
leader (not follower)64.8100229.324
patient (not impatient)64.737925.5124
thinker (not feeler)64.751227.326
forgiving (not vengeful)64.665923.7133
feisty (not gracious)64.697025.5157
apprentice (not master)64.637226.9135
chic (not cheesy)64.648423.363
trusting (not charming)64.536124.1120
🤖 (not 👻)64.542524.7111
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.346925.6166
presidential (not folksy)64.367726.7162
stoic (not expressive)64.244125.0103
hard (not soft)64.274922.4144
western (not eastern)64.176732.5102
shy (not playful)64.123122.7136
concrete (not abstract)64.166327.1140
existentialist (not nihilist)64.063923.2101
deep (not epic)64.034926.960
contrarian (not yes-man)64.078823.261
strict (not lenient)63.772824.7127
subdued (not exuberant)63.635026.5144
resentful (not euphoric)63.684519.327
all-seeing (not blind)63.470622.226
introvert (not extrovert)63.248623.4116
🐐 (not 🦒)63.273629.3113
physicist (not photographer)63.256828.929
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.939820.4158
cat person (not dog person)62.960532.173
basic (not hipster)62.874324.9124
transparent (not machiavellian)62.853824.760
unannoying (not annoying)62.856129.722
supportive (not catty)62.893420.223
awkward (not comfortable)62.851619.124
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.783626.3109
spartan (not glamorous)62.781323.523
extraordinary (not mundane)62.5109528.1151
hoarder (not unprepared)62.579120.2125
🐮 (not 🐷)62.558427.0100
unstirring (not quivering)62.599923.925
🥴 (not 🥳)62.465124.5112
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.464131.487
never cries (not often crying)62.382026.649
evolutionist (not creationist)62.272030.624
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.163524.7140
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.166026.2124
miserable (not joyful)62.185820.5131
positive (not negative)62.080324.021
suspicious (not awkward)61.998025.6129
alpha (not beta)61.7102028.7144
gendered (not androgynous)61.7159930.0138
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.774132.3104
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)61.669625.286
love-focused (not money-focused)61.6116324.754
parental (not childlike)61.686028.432
maverick (not conformist)61.6107724.324
logical (not emotional)61.558224.4137
secretive (not open-book)61.5102625.5160
friendly (not unfriendly)61.5109330.325
normie (not freak)61.453224.786
monastic (not hedonist)61.334023.891
employee (not entrepreneur)61.349927.431
realist (not idealist)61.069528.4163
metrosexual (not macho)61.089923.8148
reliable (not experimental)61.079530.2165
ranged (not melee)60.958024.0113
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.873627.9117
tame (not wild)60.852225.2183
efficient (not overprepared)60.8107728.8179
bashful (not exhibitionist)60.835027.581
proactive (not reactive)60.835029.569
wired (not tired)60.888132.324
dominant (not submissive)60.7111723.0134
rejected (not popular)60.771322.624
wolf (not bear)60.789728.724
normal (not weird)60.648625.7118
accepting (not judgemental)60.666826.8109
permanent (not transient)60.671226.6102
regular (not zany)60.646428.3116
hopeful (not fearful)60.596425.624
cautious (not impulsive)60.274827.4122
confident (not insecure)60.2115425.5151
liberal (not conservative)60.298529.6132
cynical (not gullible)60.2104127.853
political (not nonpolitical)60.183028.1128
monotone (not expressive)60.043926.261
cursed (not blessed)60.0104924.328
rural (not urban)59.838227.9140
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.6105727.3115
industrial (not domestic)59.666227.4132
dry (not moist)59.664226.9143
writer (not reader)59.661629.829
picky (not always down)59.583927.161
predictable (not quirky)59.558528.949
emancipated (not enslaved)59.4117625.8130
😭 (not 😀)59.366622.6129
mad (not glad)59.289319.5127
modern (not historical)59.189427.5148
objective (not subjective)59.148828.3116
hunter (not gatherer)59.091329.3168
homebody (not world traveler)59.070233.026
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.949829.0157
provincial (not cosmopolitan)58.760629.3117
stable (not unstable)58.765927.529
serious (not bold)58.663130.0153
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)58.544428.7126
capitalist (not communist)58.593626.823
grumpy (not cheery)58.396721.823
🎃 (not 💀)58.168031.954
moderate (not extreme)58.050126.1127
ferocious (not pacifist)57.9105826.6128
armoured (not vulnerable)57.9108625.8121
French (not Russian)57.998927.0129
bossy (not meek)57.8127723.8127
outsider (not insider)57.881529.6150
coarse (not delicate)57.8105923.725
withdrawn (not outgoing)57.865128.026
innocent (not jaded)57.744027.558
arcane (not mainstream)57.691624.3116
cultured (not rustic)57.6105227.256
literary (not mathematical)57.5105030.0107
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.5101028.6117
stylish (not slovenly)57.4112125.8133
earthly (not divine)57.4117431.425
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)57.3103730.1123
street-smart (not sheltered)57.2113527.7129
utopian (not dystopian)57.275622.023
trusting (not suspicious)57.170330.2123
Swedish (not Italian)57.169428.7136
theoretical (not empirical)57.036429.5117
linear (not circular)57.070930.1159
clinical (not heartfelt)57.062026.724
vibrant (not geriatric)56.9127127.1146
consumer (not creator)56.963526.627
cool (not dorky)56.897528.3123
rhythmic (not stuttering)56.8139726.0132
nonconformist (not social climber)56.8100830.223
emotional (not unemotional)56.3136924.951
🐿 (not 🦇)56.0101730.2117
varied (not repetitive)55.950427.6156
tailor (not blacksmith)55.9113530.2134
lumberjack (not mad-scientist)55.969524.828
flawed (not perfect)55.8139022.729
mild (not spicy)55.561128.8150
still (not twitchy)55.560728.6106
resists change (not likes change)55.5129120.128
offended (not chill)55.4103525.0124
gentle (not harsh)55.490626.623
innocent (not worldly)55.348626.6166
atheist (not theist)55.3112728.3126
privileged (not oppressed)55.2124226.0171
green thumb (not plant-neglecter)55.278026.725
straight (not queer)55.0149230.3137
unorthodox (not traditional)55.0105828.3146
naive (not paranoid)55.052724.762
self-assured (not self-conscious)54.9132326.5133
🙃 (not 🥰)54.881129.3115
centrist (not radical)54.868426.054
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)54.8120926.123
purple (not orange)54.784131.9131
high-tech (not low-tech)54.789826.3112
rigid (not flexible)54.7100628.2134
corporate (not freelance)54.773129.4172
competitive (not cooperative)54.6118730.0131
impartial (not biased)54.625826.3159
rebellious (not obedient)54.6120627.2131
natural (not mechanical)54.6103127.923
water (not fire)54.467930.685
libertarian (not socialist)54.399425.7114
proud (not apologetic)54.2159028.324
quarrelsome (not warm)54.1101825.6137
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.094428.7138
asexual (not sexual)53.953826.959
🎨 (not 🏀)53.7120433.387
🐘 (not 🐀)53.689828.2110
oxymoron (not tautology)53.6113929.334
cold (not warm)53.484525.0121
lost (not enlightened)53.4100725.6148
mysterious (not unambiguous)53.385727.8140
timid (not cocky)53.244923.274
fortunate (not unlucky)53.083225.9126
bright (not depressed)53.096424.1123
off-key (not musical)53.0107225.6146
poor (not rich)52.976321.8124
average (not deviant)52.867631.0122
🧢 (not 🎩)52.892932.1111
technophile (not luddite)52.785824.784
smooth (not rough)52.697227.7125
dispassionate (not romantic)52.651325.6182
zebra (not lion)52.578531.427
unassuming (not pretentious)52.478529.6141
savory (not sweet)52.4115331.226
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.294127.5148
smug (not sheepish)52.2146526.228
outdoorsy (not indoorsy)52.288030.024
😬 (not 😏)52.178929.2114
calm (not anxious)51.976927.5112
conventional (not creative)51.889928.6134
angry (not good-humored)51.888221.9128
🥶 (not 🥵)51.779826.877
repressed (not forward)51.769130.732
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.593130.992
sassy (not chill)51.5149726.123
charming (not awkward)51.3132424.5151
night owl (not morning lark)51.2125830.9123
good-cook (not bad-cook)51.198527.271
goth (not flower child)51.175424.775
Roman (not Greek)51.0110627.1101
instinctual (not reasoned)50.1124529.4119
sage (not whippersnapper)50.1103228.6155
💝 (not 💔)50.8110831.9112
Pepsi (not Coke)50.294735.585
routine (not innovative)50.892728.626
mellow (not energetic)50.891930.024
fast-talking (not slow-talking)50.7134824.8152
doer (not thinker)50.3144428.598
things-person (not people-person)50.794327.426
sweet (not bitter)50.6106823.8109
👟 (not 🥾)50.4106133.3113

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Chloe Decker (0.876)
  2. Dana Scully (0.865)
  3. Sara Sidle (0.861)
  4. Teresa Lisbon (0.859)
  5. Kim Wexler (0.844)
  6. Atticus Finch (0.835)
  7. Kate Beckett (0.834)
  8. James Gordon (0.832)
  9. Joan Watson (0.831)
  10. Violet Baudelaire (0.828)
  1. The Deep (-0.597)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.569)
  3. Barney Gumble (-0.559)
  4. Jeff Portnoy (-0.558)
  5. Zapp Brannigan (-0.552)
  6. Bob Pinciotti (-0.552)
  7. Krusty the Clown (-0.541)
  8. Michael Kelso (-0.536)
  9. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.535)
  10. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.532)

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

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


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