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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 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
persistent (not quitter)93.811012.1151
diligent (not lazy)92.415412.6129
valedictorian (not drop out)91.38611.3140
driven (not unambitious)90.816414.6130
motivated (not unmotivated)89.631218.266
high IQ (not low IQ)89.424710.8145
workaholic (not slacker)89.219213.7149
studious (not goof-off)89.111712.6162
important (not irrelevant)88.222715.1137
protagonist (not antagonist)87.910721.056
feminist (not sexist)87.817814.2126
perceptive (not unobservant)87.426015.5163
heroic (not villainous)87.223412.5105
main character (not side character)87.125719.940
civilized (not barbaric)86.916314.0144
works hard (not plays hard)86.89917.9120
active (not slothful)86.823813.1141
go-getter (not slugabed)86.816314.7120
pointed (not random)86.41428.957
overachiever (not underachiever)86.124817.783
interested (not bored)86.14615.682
fresh (not stinky)85.915512.7140
competent (not incompetent)85.536818.1127
on-time (not tardy)85.524321.581
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.335516.5116
human (not animalistic)85.315516.7136
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.221419.158
independent (not codependent)85.116818.7141
serious (not playful)85.018213.3135
confidential (not gossiping)84.523216.5142
clean (not perverted)84.321715.495
beautiful (not ugly)84.157916.7139
modest (not flamboyant)83.97015.9151
factual (not exaggerating)83.97419.675
resourceful (not helpless)83.645016.6146
🧗 (not 🛌)83.523517.0135
badass (not weakass)83.547119.484
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.333716.7182
devoted (not unfaithful)83.254418.065
treasure (not trash)83.037716.4164
egalitarian (not racist)82.856015.0145
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)82.811718.8124
believable (not poorly-written)82.719516.3172
work-first (not family-first)82.521317.0130
curious (not apathetic)82.116819.0108
respectful (not rude)82.122317.9142
dramatic (not comedic)82.123315.977
attractive (not repulsive)81.152717.4155
scientific (not artistic)81.022316.5148
precise (not vague)80.822518.0139
attentive (not interrupting)80.68615.288
empath (not psychopath)80.427620.881
neat (not messy)80.332716.8153
reasonable (not deranged)80.320017.8146
legit (not scrub)80.232318.8138
🌟 (not 💩)80.153323.3134
rational (not whimsical)79.822920.6142
🧐 (not 😎)79.79222.1186
tense (not relaxed)79.747416.3135
🤔 (not 🤫)79.63622.4128
intellectual (not physical)79.540919.4120
young (not old)79.542417.3140
orderly (not chaotic)79.225719.7128
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.120020.2137
deep (not shallow)78.922018.7155
kind (not cruel)78.858116.3103
🤺 (not 🏌)78.640722.4139
genius (not dunce)78.539516.3183
rock (not rap)78.538520.360
tasteful (not lewd)78.321720.7153
involved (not remote)78.327820.9122
🧠 (not 💪)78.350719.4138
loyal (not traitorous)78.285118.5150
alert (not oblivious)78.144321.1127
tight (not loose)78.132716.9180
sensible (not ludicrous)78.023618.5130
opinionated (not jealous)77.933716.757
white knight (not bad boy)77.931921.264
OCD (not ADHD)77.824716.865
introspective (not not introspective)77.720320.6117
healthy (not sickly)77.249320.6138
washed (not muddy)77.232019.957
sturdy (not flimsy)77.143120.0142
proper (not scandalous)77.125918.7117
neurotypical (not autistic)77.029420.0129
disarming (not creepy)77.036616.8129
vintage (not trendy)76.946017.666
mighty (not puny)76.948419.7133
tactful (not indiscreet)76.821918.7134
factual (not poetic)76.724021.2177
one-faced (not two-faced)76.647325.664
fast (not slow)76.447419.4118
guarded (not open)76.362420.7123
sheriff (not outlaw)76.229824.5118
straightforward (not cryptic)76.126521.8143
haunted (not blissful)76.045821.090
chaste (not lustful)75.99618.5111
reserved (not chatty)75.930721.2138
utilitarian (not decorative)75.924020.3113
soulful (not soulless)75.873720.3133
direct (not roundabout)75.749522.8138
🤐 (not 😜)75.724721.8117
skeptical (not spiritual)75.552519.0148
sane (not crazy)75.520819.2114
😊 (not 🤣)75.530218.0126
altruistic (not selfish)75.435418.1143
angelic (not demonic)75.436314.8124
realistic (not fantastical)75.331724.679
no-nonsense (not dramatic)75.320423.2131
brave (not careful)75.241322.6119
interesting (not tiresome)75.054221.0119
vegan (not cannibal)74.926119.7160
assertive (not passive)74.865921.7112
demanding (not unchallenging)74.874622.189
nerd (not jock)74.652419.5148
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.629424.4102
opinionated (not neutral)74.595823.5110
non-gamer (not gamer)74.339529.373
prestigious (not disreputable)74.141123.2107
sober (not indulgent)74.114823.9132
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)74.150825.772
manicured (not scruffy)74.070824.2120
open to new experinces (not uncreative)73.967424.6147
eloquent (not unpolished)73.953723.8118
😇 (not 😈)73.639320.4138
distant (not touchy-feely)73.438317.252
private (not gregarious)73.346821.4131
minimalist (not pack rat)73.118519.6118
mature (not juvenile)73.049222.6151
specialist (not generalist)73.026322.4132
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)73.017322.4125
wooden (not plastic)72.943519.064
devout (not heathen)72.924822.6118
open-minded (not close-minded)72.938221.5130
hurried (not leisurely)72.623121.0128
English (not German)72.682627.1145
sorrowful (not cheery)72.543615.2136
concise (not long-winded)72.417622.157
analysis (not common sense)72.234024.863
equitable (not hypocritical)72.130421.7154
consistent (not variable)72.137524.1149
fighter (not lover)72.033424.191
👽 (not 🤡)71.725420.7117
high standards (not desperate)71.750526.396
bookish (not sporty)71.472222.5146
frenzied (not sleepy)71.474617.4144
thin (not thick)71.441024.9138
🐩 (not 🐒)71.239921.6119
explorer (not builder)71.037926.1126
obsessed (not aloof)70.947320.3135
deliberate (not spontaneous)70.964425.9134
🤠 (not 🤑)70.952322.199
honorable (not cunning)70.851325.9167
nurturing (not poisonous)70.863217.6120
coordinated (not clumsy)70.780124.8123
refined (not rugged)70.651823.3150
genuine (not sarcastic)70.644325.1145
intense (not lighthearted)70.575822.9169
giving (not receiving)70.558822.456
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.430317.0116
resolute (not wavering)70.364725.7112
well behaved (not mischievous)70.333623.4140
thrifty (not extravagant)70.330724.469
indie (not pop)70.253324.068
charismatic (not uninspiring)70.193224.4122
practical (not imaginative)70.158825.0149
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)70.044226.0106
profound (not ironic)70.019820.982
compersive (not jealous)69.930820.9113
earth (not air)69.944130.578
prudish (not flirtatious)69.826620.850
demure (not vain)69.827521.5143
generous (not stingy)69.860421.087
humble (not arrogant)69.737422.3123
queen (not princess)69.665027.964
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.640521.547
loveable (not punchable)69.561123.5178
monochrome (not multicolored)69.435326.4107
official (not backdoor)69.428026.7136
methodical (not astonishing)69.350725.5129
child free (not pronatalist)69.254428.3112
individualist (not communal)69.256026.5134
stubborn (not accommodating)69.291927.595
vanilla (not kinky)68.939426.1121
formal (not intimate)68.942424.8127
thick-skinned (not sensitive)68.742626.0130
complicated (not simple)68.676624.4133
quiet (not loud)68.544722.5155
🐴 (not 🦄)68.551729.7126
triggered (not trolling)68.551820.2142
ambitious (not realistic)68.558329.499
bold (not shy)68.4126422.6138
frugal (not lavish)68.444521.0112
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.385626.4120
prideful (not envious)68.183422.1121
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.958922.763
short (not tall)67.835120.7204
statist (not anarchist)67.738924.6116
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.770523.4123
chosen one (not everyman)67.647126.781
wise (not foolish)67.558423.6155
grateful (not entitled)67.547625.378
reclusive (not social)67.442421.1130
sad (not happy)67.464217.9153
fixable (not unfixable)67.451223.7171
frank (not sugarcoated)67.398325.168
scheduled (not spontaneous)67.271627.7144
complimentary (not insulting)67.158520.8121
down2earth (not head@clouds)66.856228.2114
literal (not metaphorical)66.852125.1145
resistant (not resigned)66.887925.5163
pensive (not serene)66.880024.768
winter (not summer)66.848125.552
📈 (not 📉)66.664027.9112
humorless (not funny)66.631520.9147
chortling (not giggling)66.665623.9147
democratic (not authoritarian)66.551225.4112
hard (not soft)66.563121.8114
politically correct (not edgy)66.437026.0134
wholesome (not salacious)66.268123.1113
scholarly (not crafty)66.036128.9144
pure (not debased)65.960223.0134
real (not philosophical)65.668928.0147
preppy (not punk rock)65.678327.3167
classical (not avant-garde)65.557025.9107
feminine (not masculine)65.357721.4142
🧕 (not 💃)65.220923.0124
traumatized (not flourishing)65.181624.8155
pro (not noob)65.1110024.9131
stable (not moody)64.924624.0128
decisive (not hesitant)64.995924.6130
captain (not first-mate)64.968131.0125
gloomy (not sunny)64.868219.3169
patient (not impatient)64.736025.5124
forgiving (not vengeful)64.662923.7133
feisty (not gracious)64.693825.5157
apprentice (not master)64.636026.9135
trusting (not charming)64.534624.1120
🤖 (not 👻)64.541024.7111
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.344825.6166
presidential (not folksy)64.365426.7162
stoic (not expressive)64.241925.0103
hard (not soft)64.272122.4144
chic (not cheesy)64.248023.462
western (not eastern)64.172832.5102
shy (not playful)64.122222.7136
concrete (not abstract)64.163827.1140
existentialist (not nihilist)64.061423.2101
contrarian (not yes-man)64.075423.261
strict (not lenient)63.770124.7127
deep (not epic)63.733527.059
subdued (not exuberant)63.634426.5144
introvert (not extrovert)63.246323.4116
🐐 (not 🦒)63.270429.3113
low self esteem (not narcissistic)62.937520.4158
basic (not hipster)62.871124.9124
transparent (not machiavellian)62.851724.760
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.780026.3109
extraordinary (not mundane)62.5105528.1151
hoarder (not unprepared)62.576220.2125
🐮 (not 🐷)62.555027.0100
miserable (not joyful)62.481020.3130
🥴 (not 🥳)62.462524.5112
businesslike (not chivalrous)62.461731.487
cat person (not dog person)62.459532.172
never cries (not often crying)62.378526.649
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.161124.7140
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.163226.2124
suspicious (not awkward)61.994425.6129
alpha (not beta)61.798428.7144
gendered (not androgynous)61.7154030.0138
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.771332.3104
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)61.667925.286
logical (not emotional)61.556224.4137
secretive (not open-book)61.598425.5160
normie (not freak)61.451524.786
love-focused (not money-focused)61.4112024.853
monastic (not hedonist)61.332123.891
realist (not idealist)61.066428.4163
metrosexual (not macho)61.086123.8148
reliable (not experimental)61.076730.2165
ranged (not melee)60.955624.0113
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.871227.9117
tame (not wild)60.849925.2183
efficient (not overprepared)60.8104228.8179
bashful (not exhibitionist)60.833427.581
dominant (not submissive)60.7107723.0134
normal (not weird)60.646225.8117
accepting (not judgemental)60.665326.8109
permanent (not transient)60.668326.6102
regular (not zany)60.644828.3116
proactive (not reactive)60.634029.768
cautious (not impulsive)60.271427.4122
confident (not insecure)60.2111725.5151
liberal (not conservative)60.294529.6132
political (not nonpolitical)60.179428.1128
cynical (not gullible)59.999627.952
monotone (not expressive)59.942726.460
rural (not urban)59.837227.9140
industrial (not domestic)59.664327.4132
dry (not moist)59.661626.9143
predictable (not quirky)59.557228.949
emancipated (not enslaved)59.4113225.8130
conspiracist (not sheeple)59.4101927.3114
😭 (not 😀)59.364322.6129
mad (not glad)59.285719.5127
modern (not historical)59.185827.5148
objective (not subjective)59.147128.3116
picky (not always down)59.182127.260
hunter (not gatherer)59.087429.3168
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)58.947829.0157
serious (not bold)58.660930.1152
provincial (not cosmopolitan)58.658329.3116
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)58.543528.7126
moderate (not extreme)58.048726.1127
ferocious (not pacifist)57.9101026.6128
armoured (not vulnerable)57.9104025.8121
French (not Russian)57.994727.0129
bossy (not meek)57.8122923.8127
outsider (not insider)57.778829.7149
innocent (not jaded)57.742927.558
arcane (not mainstream)57.687324.3116
cultured (not rustic)57.6101027.256
literary (not mathematical)57.5100430.0107
spelunker (not claustrophobic)57.597528.6117
🎃 (not 💀)57.568431.953
stylish (not slovenly)57.4107525.8133
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)57.3100130.1123
street-smart (not sheltered)57.2109127.7129
trusting (not suspicious)57.167830.2123
Swedish (not Italian)57.166328.7136
theoretical (not empirical)57.034329.5117
linear (not circular)57.068030.1159
vibrant (not geriatric)56.9122427.1146
cool (not dorky)56.893828.3123
rhythmic (not stuttering)56.8133426.0132
emotional (not unemotional)56.5129125.150
🐿 (not 🦇)56.097330.2117
varied (not repetitive)55.947827.6156
tailor (not blacksmith)55.9108730.2134
naive (not paranoid)55.848524.760
still (not twitchy)55.558828.6106
offended (not chill)55.498625.0124
innocent (not worldly)55.347126.6166
atheist (not theist)55.3108628.3126
mild (not spicy)55.259428.7149
privileged (not oppressed)55.2119726.0171
straight (not queer)55.0143130.3137
unorthodox (not traditional)55.0100828.3146
self-assured (not self-conscious)54.9128026.5133
🙃 (not 🥰)54.877229.3115
centrist (not radical)54.866126.054
purple (not orange)54.781331.9131
high-tech (not low-tech)54.786626.3112
rigid (not flexible)54.796328.2134
competitive (not cooperative)54.6113730.0131
impartial (not biased)54.625126.3159
corporate (not freelance)54.670929.4171
rebellious (not obedient)54.5115427.3130
water (not fire)54.465030.685
libertarian (not socialist)54.395025.7114
oxymoron (not tautology)54.2103729.633
quarrelsome (not warm)54.197325.6137
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.089928.7138
asexual (not sexual)53.952126.959
🎨 (not 🏀)53.7114933.387
🐘 (not 🐀)53.685928.2110
cold (not warm)53.480925.0121
lost (not enlightened)53.496525.6148
mysterious (not unambiguous)53.382127.8140
timid (not cocky)53.143623.473
fortunate (not unlucky)53.081225.9126
bright (not depressed)53.092624.1123
off-key (not musical)53.0102925.6146
average (not deviant)52.865431.0122
poor (not rich)52.774521.9123
technophile (not luddite)52.782224.784
🧢 (not 🎩)52.789132.2110
dispassionate (not romantic)52.649625.6182
smooth (not rough)52.594427.8124
unassuming (not pretentious)52.476529.6141
calm (not anxious)52.273227.4111
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.290227.5148
😬 (not 😏)52.174929.2114
conventional (not creative)51.886528.6134
angry (not good-humored)51.884521.9128
🥶 (not 🥵)51.776326.877
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.590330.992
charming (not awkward)51.3127324.5151
night owl (not morning lark)51.2120930.9123
good-cook (not bad-cook)51.194027.271
Roman (not Greek)51.0105227.1101
goth (not flower child)51.072324.974
instinctual (not reasoned)50.1119129.4119
sage (not whippersnapper)50.199528.6155
💝 (not 💔)50.8106631.9112
Pepsi (not Coke)50.290435.585
fast-talking (not slow-talking)50.7129324.8152
doer (not thinker)50.3138428.598
sweet (not bitter)50.4102423.8108
👟 (not 🥾)50.4101533.3113

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 (0.89)
  2. Dana Scully (0.879)
  3. Teresa Lisbon (0.871)
  4. Sara Sidle (0.87)
  5. Kim Wexler (0.857)
  6. Joan Watson (0.85)
  7. Violet Baudelaire (0.849)
  8. Peggy Carter (0.844)
  9. Kate Beckett (0.844)
  10. Olivia Benson (0.843)
  1. The Deep (-0.6)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.584)
  3. Jeff Portnoy (-0.581)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.571)
  5. Zapp Brannigan (-0.569)
  6. Bob Pinciotti (-0.563)
  7. Krusty the Clown (-0.56)
  8. Erlich Bachman (-0.556)
  9. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.555)
  10. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.549)

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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