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Sydney Carton Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Sydney Carton is a character from A Tale of Two Cities.

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
soulful (not soulless)94.2207.45
reclusive (not social)91.7186.16
romantic (not dispassionate)88.95611.67
extraordinary (not mundane)88.4948.38
rebellious (not obedient)88.019715.15
complicated (not simple)87.4969.68
active (not slothful)87.320814.16
depressed (not bright)87.21818.25
insightful (not generic)86.410912.48
unstable (not stable)85.417611.35
😏 (not 😬)84.85521.96
arcane (not mainstream)84.7479.36
🥵 (not 🥶)84.42715.85
love-focused (not money-focused)84.132215.722
freelance (not corporate)84.020012.27
scruffy (not manicured)83.511914.66
rejected (not popular)83.313210.06
sorrowful (not cheery)83.29913.930
metaphorical (not literal)83.21311.35
gentle (not harsh)82.317214.16
exaggerating (not factual)82.217611.26
attractive (not repulsive)81.948221.023
perceptive (not unobservant)81.755716.211
English (not German)81.322910.34
repressed (not forward)81.24614.65
important (not irrelevant)81.160424.59
loyal (not traitorous)81.071622.310
🤺 (not 🏌)81.033113.16
protagonist (not antagonist)80.936419.99
meaningful (not pointless)80.445811.85
hard-work (not natural-talent)80.211612.95
insomniac (not slumbering)80.127024.78
unlucky (not fortunate)80.09416.212
knowledgeable (not ignorant)80.047411.26
nonconformist (not social climber)79.623528.35
miserable (not joyful)79.320727.19
heartfelt (not clinical)79.232412.25
high IQ (not low IQ)79.173813.512
analysis (not common sense)79.016611.45
chosen one (not everyman)78.912618.310
🧗 (not 🛌)78.937212.79
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.820919.015
night owl (not morning lark)78.731425.413
gloomy (not sunny)78.625112.78
charismatic (not uninspiring)78.256519.86
interesting (not tiresome)78.039211.88
confidential (not gossiping)77.850828.69
egalitarian (not racist)77.885912.38
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)77.528425.16
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)77.323022.714
spartan (not glamorous)77.029414.57
natural (not mechanical)76.922322.57
sad (not happy)76.826013.210
spicy (not mild)76.743322.68
questioning (not believing)76.733114.96
dramatic (not comedic)76.645731.28
dramatic (not no-nonsense)76.330122.113
beautiful (not ugly)76.389912.29
overthinker (not underthinker)76.253225.64
young (not old)76.157918.416
believable (not poorly-written)76.160618.17
cynical (not gullible)76.043325.520
badass (not weakass)75.978227.711
dog person (not cat person)75.722316.86
efficient (not overprepared)75.618812.79
distant (not touchy-feely)75.632620.85
opinionated (not neutral)75.490413.18
not genocidal (not genocidal)75.366728.920
punk rock (not preppy)75.229515.16
🤔 (not 🤫)75.09612.56
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)74.872924.05
tardy (not on-time)74.718924.69
French (not Russian)74.619314.98
rock (not rap)74.666819.58
private (not gregarious)74.541026.815
ferocious (not pacifist)74.452515.97
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.226016.16
messy (not neat)74.126622.67
brave (not careful)74.046826.423
spelunker (not claustrophobic)74.018812.05
activist (not nonpartisan)74.043427.06
deviant (not average)73.945314.820
dolphin (not kangaroo)73.914131.38
chaotic (not orderly)73.739024.819
bold (not shy)73.5108127.228
original (not cliché)73.527917.811
muddy (not washed)73.416124.619
guarded (not open)73.276423.76
alert (not oblivious)73.064428.16
handshakes (not hugs)72.966717.88
giving (not receiving)72.750125.520
altruistic (not selfish)72.646026.813
lawyerly (not engineerial)72.536430.64
gendered (not androgynous)72.3108427.310
tired (not wired)72.2936.96
mysterious (not unambiguous)72.132418.78
enchanting (not disturbing)72.052222.36
sage (not whippersnapper)71.915719.47
progressive (not old-fashioned)71.838624.36
literary (not mathematical)71.736415.06
imaginative (not practical)71.626414.75
generous (not stingy)71.355322.216
cursed (not blessed)71.356626.89
heroic (not villainous)71.292126.89
deep (not shallow)71.053128.06
🤠 (not 🤑)71.051924.626
🐐 (not 🦒)71.026225.15
motivated (not unmotivated)71.0133723.05
sarcastic (not genuine)70.940832.47
chortling (not giggling)70.744223.111
minimalist (not pack rat)70.624932.412
low-tech (not high-tech)70.63758.85
edgy (not politically correct)70.551122.012
indie (not pop)70.551324.011
red (not blue)70.536325.84
indoorsy (not outdoorsy)70.557521.36
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)70.420019.410
cocky (not timid)70.185118.77
idealist (not realist)70.033330.35
withdrawn (not outgoing)70.028522.95
lion (not zebra)69.870422.85
wild (not tame)69.669019.55
indulgent (not sober)69.549030.612
jaded (not innocent)69.574727.620
obsessed (not aloof)69.452728.87
masculine (not feminine)69.381721.311
charming (not awkward)69.368621.612
handy (not can't-fix-anything)69.376026.36
anxious (not calm)69.354812.26
anarchist (not statist)69.236314.514
poetic (not factual)69.226031.25
focused (not absentminded)69.1100018.08
cultured (not rustic)69.055624.78
hygienic (not gross)68.8111618.84
impulsive (not cautious)68.753829.920
remote (not involved)68.76122.86
cosmopolitan (not provincial)68.736924.59
main character (not side character)68.761127.0175
unstirring (not quivering)68.768530.37
varied (not repetitive)68.610920.25
low self esteem (not narcissistic)68.625026.99
resolute (not wavering)68.571825.630
evolutionist (not creationist)68.545036.56
💀 (not 🎃)68.445624.77
mellow (not energetic)68.434523.25
backdoor (not official)68.248029.69
intimate (not formal)68.040924.815
maverick (not conformist)68.080026.86
sickly (not healthy)67.918221.38
philosophical (not real)67.913930.59
introspective (not not introspective)67.864922.911
📈 (not 📉)67.856928.05
secretive (not open-book)67.874222.79
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)67.877124.712
unfulfilled (not fulfilled)67.864923.85
hopeful (not fearful)67.864224.95
realistic (not fantastical)67.758621.811
purple (not orange)67.632032.016
biased (not impartial)67.570828.011
boundary breaking (not stereotypical)67.561925.26
head@clouds (not down2earth)67.443123.15
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.393722.513
western (not eastern)67.252628.65
thinker (not doer)67.220929.55
human (not animalistic)67.198318.77
devoted (not unfaithful)67.1131330.19
grumpy (not cheery)67.168731.38
coarse (not delicate)67.167016.18
yes-man (not contrarian)67.018520.27
😊 (not 🤣)66.966822.38
frenzied (not sleepy)66.8104315.96
wooden (not plastic)66.875624.95
diligent (not lazy)66.7144927.37
resourceful (not helpless)66.7125628.86
anti-prank (not prankster)66.777822.57
tall (not short)66.665422.693
queen (not princess)66.676825.15
lenient (not strict)66.544225.226
😭 (not 😀)66.535838.84
😎 (not 🧐)66.460628.031
urban (not rural)66.389029.16
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)66.391124.225
exuberant (not subdued)66.361833.36
mischievous (not well behaved)66.278326.221
off-key (not musical)66.243621.46
hippie (not militaristic)66.23818.35
chronically single (not serial dater)66.178427.97
negative (not positive)66.147127.515
monochrome (not multicolored)66.047029.86
moist (not dry)66.032517.55
skeptical (not spiritual)65.995329.819
sturdy (not flimsy)65.987727.47
moody (not stable)65.883326.410
emancipated (not enslaved)65.880234.35
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.843724.713
🥰 (not 🙃)65.850226.35
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)65.832417.85
winter (not summer)65.850717.48
🤖 (not 👻)65.736821.97
hard (not soft)65.667527.57
traumatized (not flourishing)65.680034.310
treasure (not trash)65.6125931.67
real (not fake)65.6114530.35
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.547829.410
emotional (not unemotional)65.499230.18
astonishing (not methodical)65.332127.614
outsider (not insider)65.348416.17
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)65.365834.06
genius (not dunce)65.292620.627
disarming (not creepy)65.298124.45
accurate (not off target)65.291534.84
bear (not wolf)65.234728.26
devout (not heathen)65.053730.55
stinky (not fresh)65.027418.25
blacksmith (not tailor)65.039115.76
intuitive (not analytical)65.055427.08
weird (not normal)64.972723.118
conspiracist (not sheeple)64.778927.97
gluttonous (not moderate)64.742924.88
unfriendly (not friendly)64.737928.06
transparent (not machiavellian)64.644337.85
resentful (not euphoric)64.677018.65
insecure (not confident)64.627527.07
street-smart (not sheltered)64.586329.76
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.422114.68
freak (not normie)64.463723.68
outlaw (not sheriff)64.368529.812
🎩 (not 🧢)64.370229.714
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.231831.313
underachiever (not overachiever)64.116831.234
fast (not slow)64.0101126.722
atheist (not theist)64.073124.46
cool (not dorky)64.071412.77
profound (not ironic)64.039330.06
communist (not capitalist)64.036524.35
all-seeing (not blind)63.965413.38
gamer (not non-gamer)63.836327.35
shy (not playful)63.722814.67
reserved (not chatty)63.564129.721
💃 (not 🧕)63.589729.417
studious (not goof-off)63.4105122.99
pointed (not random)63.3114328.919
sexual (not asexual)63.396916.610
psychopath (not empath)63.144627.111
sweet (not savory)63.148722.17
luddite (not technophile)63.046125.65
extreme (not moderate)63.090517.57
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)63.083525.915
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')63.05315.66
feminist (not sexist)62.9105522.68
spontaneous (not deliberate)62.746334.610
open-minded (not close-minded)62.781830.07
loveable (not punchable)62.788830.212
emotional (not logical)62.671624.413
pro (not noob)62.6119126.27
kind (not cruel)62.4118521.89
easy (not uptight)62.343826.76
persistent (not quitter)62.2174826.45
tense (not relaxed)62.1127737.77
hunter (not gatherer)62.179129.421
worldly (not innocent)62.0108526.17
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.052221.55
parental (not childlike)62.081322.18
drop out (not valedictorian)61.944729.417
oppressed (not privileged)61.939925.414
honorable (not cunning)61.884428.223
equitable (not hypocritical)61.869933.214
🥴 (not 🥳)61.865124.86
earthly (not divine)61.893532.85
loose (not tight)61.738329.122
desperate (not high standards)61.740724.710
Italian (not Swedish)61.561511.06
pensive (not serene)61.5116625.010
mad (not glad)61.478127.99
accepting (not judgemental)61.362320.56
twitchy (not still)61.385828.46
stubborn (not accommodating)61.3120529.526
flat (not bubbly)61.375922.76
passive (not assertive)61.227624.85
subjective (not objective)61.243524.66
liberal (not conservative)61.190426.78
businesslike (not chivalrous)61.066831.66
realistic (not ambitious)60.841325.013
picky (not always down)60.873722.46
scandalous (not proper)60.772928.611
vintage (not trendy)60.7113226.412
queer (not straight)60.627831.18
individualist (not communal)60.687235.78
lost (not enlightened)60.569436.86
quarrelsome (not warm)60.479725.35
radical (not centrist)60.467731.29
disreputable (not prestigious)60.240526.15
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)60.277934.45
pronatalist (not child free)60.038515.65
armoured (not vulnerable)60.097727.028
insulting (not complimentary)60.062433.18
serious (not playful)59.899125.76
overspender (not penny-pincher)59.856518.38
frank (not sugarcoated)59.8130028.15
circular (not linear)59.745931.821
mild (not manic)59.747827.46
ADHD (not OCD)59.651819.45
empirical (not theoretical)59.562024.46
reader (not writer)59.556318.16
kinky (not vanilla)59.472128.17
cold (not warm)59.466325.28
creator (not consumer)59.488819.45
flawed (not perfect)59.4118218.37
avant-garde (not classical)59.252329.724
generalist (not specialist)59.128717.37
variable (not consistent)59.142635.58
mighty (not puny)58.8118919.59
decisive (not hesitant)58.8118929.314
naughty (not nice)58.879025.65
bold (not serious)58.782821.810
cheesy (not chic)58.777522.37
lewd (not tasteful)58.543319.88
go-getter (not slugabed)58.5157220.215
leader (not follower)58.5113020.66
creative (not conventional)58.484426.714
sensible (not ludicrous)58.496329.315
monotone (not expressive)58.447329.918
strong identity (not social chameleon)58.4134130.27
reasonable (not deranged)58.394227.76
🧠 (not 💪)58.3122024.59
bad-cook (not good-cook)58.369230.014
reluctant (not eager)58.336127.87
abstract (not concrete)58.252725.912
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.2122428.620
opinionated (not jealous)58.2133628.513
never cries (not often crying)58.292534.06
thick (not thin)58.054129.77
🐴 (not 🦄)58.089829.111
clean (not perverted)58.0115324.37
introvert (not extrovert)57.861228.811
long-winded (not concise)57.858326.510
apologetic (not proud)57.823535.45
seemly (not inappropriate)57.8101225.35
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.7120522.27
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)57.777331.110
Greek (not Roman)57.738130.323
🎨 (not 🏀)57.6106119.25
bossy (not meek)57.5123228.910
world traveler (not homebody)57.590129.56
rugged (not refined)57.470523.618
democratic (not authoritarian)57.490726.47
resigned (not resistant)57.414232.68
self-conscious (not self-assured)57.437832.914
wholesome (not salacious)57.396032.810
spontaneous (not scheduled)57.272128.85
scholarly (not crafty)57.259231.86
fussy (not sloppy)57.2134216.05
humble (not arrogant)57.170029.119
decorative (not utilitarian)57.148029.27
regular (not zany)57.060335.37
competent (not incompetent)56.9148730.810
gracious (not feisty)56.939628.38
lustful (not chaste)56.891425.118
👽 (not 🤡)56.885725.56
two-faced (not one-faced)56.854733.16
suspicious (not trusting)56.792924.86
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.785228.719
deep (not epic)56.666533.05
💔 (not 💝)56.569433.616
flamboyant (not modest)56.474626.637
stoic (not expressive)56.364626.29
angelic (not demonic)56.2101026.812
master (not apprentice)56.2117431.55
routine (not innovative)56.272723.65
supportive (not catty)56.2109929.85
pure (not debased)56.192222.18
envious (not prideful)56.120932.810
smooth (not rough)56.082636.35
vague (not precise)56.040119.47
independent (not codependent)56.0114330.410
industrial (not domestic)56.081114.95
existentialist (not nihilist)56.0111224.65
white knight (not bad boy)56.0103627.95
angry (not good-humored)55.872528.46
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)55.765526.222
rhythmic (not stuttering)55.5137425.215
flirtatious (not prudish)55.594427.423
cooperative (not competitive)55.462636.113
intense (not lighthearted)55.4124835.415
fire (not water)55.4109134.110
thrifty (not extravagant)55.488724.75
unpolished (not eloquent)55.362429.78
instinctual (not reasoned)55.298834.322
roundabout (not direct)55.237534.56
chill (not offended)55.263022.95
Pepsi (not Coke)55.254325.913
utopian (not dystopian)55.280928.25
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.167428.317
traditional (not unorthodox)55.174033.97
submissive (not dominant)55.056128.57
vibrant (not geriatric)55.0129827.511
air (not earth)55.042726.516
neurotypical (not autistic)54.9147424.58
triggered (not trolling)54.9126836.17
leisurely (not hurried)54.859525.05
respectful (not rude)54.7112421.27
patient (not impatient)54.761230.113
exhibitionist (not bashful)54.7114026.99
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.693526.37
nerd (not jock)54.5107333.78
unassuming (not pretentious)54.566935.06
macho (not metrosexual)54.559823.514
explorer (not builder)54.493026.59
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)54.4101136.95
welcoming experience (not cringing away)54.4104128.88
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.368230.712
artistic (not scientific)54.287229.821
sassy (not chill)54.2133823.86
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)54.2106628.16
forgiving (not vengeful)54.093320.76
libertarian (not socialist)54.097133.46
coordinated (not clumsy)54.0126424.46
mature (not juvenile)54.0103121.65
presidential (not folksy)53.999923.98
ranged (not melee)53.8104327.614
work-first (not family-first)53.789526.99
proactive (not reactive)53.767732.823
plays hard (not works hard)53.654726.711
beta (not alpha)53.666723.18
hipster (not basic)53.365236.59
funny (not humorless)53.3111326.810
sane (not crazy)53.388326.98
awkward (not comfortable)53.274923.65
sweet (not bitter)53.095638.75
permanent (not transient)53.0104635.75
🌟 (not 💩)53.0148121.15
😈 (not 😇)53.086829.27
grounded (not fantasy-prone)53.095231.75
feeler (not thinker)53.0105725.26
people-person (not things-person)53.0102125.36
unmeddlesome (not prying)53.037628.96
hedonist (not monastic)52.8103026.59
tactful (not indiscreet)52.8126728.45
paranoid (not naive)52.8121421.710
lavish (not frugal)52.779527.614
bookish (not sporty)52.6118933.810
cannibal (not vegan)52.685925.725
lover (not fighter)52.692333.47
sheepish (not smug)52.648523.89
entrepreneur (not employee)52.6116525.57
grateful (not entitled)52.494529.814
jovial (not noble)52.366128.76
political (not nonpolitical)52.2111321.78
slovenly (not stylish)52.264725.415
slow-talking (not fast-talking)52.263430.46
lifeless (not spirited)52.233628.713
🐘 (not 🐀)52.193829.48
interested (not bored)52.1151828.79
goth (not flower child)52.169530.58
intellectual (not physical)52.0126329.69
hoarder (not unprepared)52.0122221.95
poisonous (not nurturing)52.072420.311
slacker (not workaholic)52.043521.513
🐷 (not 🐮)52.059431.17
🥾 (not 👟)52.094224.64
goofy (not unfrivolous)52.078332.510
modern (not historical)51.9108936.19
first-mate (not captain)51.896734.030
reliable (not experimental)51.8106432.55
rational (not whimsical)51.7117330.620
hard (not soft)51.7107129.88
poor (not rich)51.677020.111
unchallenging (not demanding)51.640329.57
minds-own-business (not snoops)51.645033.65
driven (not unambitious)51.5181236.46
fixable (not unfixable)51.5124431.826
problematic (not woke)51.597721.78
buffoon (not charmer)51.552311.94
straightforward (not cryptic)51.4147233.116
junkie (not straight edge)51.453731.95
good-manners (not bad-manners)51.4129132.57
trusting (not charming)51.288024.86
suspicious (not awkward)51.2127921.05
blissful (not haunted)51.258724.56
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)51.274028.76
predictable (not quirky)51.290728.018
physicist (not photographer)51.289519.15
curious (not apathetic)51.1152930.023
flexible (not rigid)51.182923.19
🐩 (not 🐒)51.1107127.57
legit (not scrub)51.1154936.08
likes change (not resists change)51.155926.07
civilized (not barbaric)51.0137923.77
compersive (not jealous)51.099430.57
😜 (not 🤐)51.093728.37
unenthusiastic about food (not foodie)51.080417.65
love shy (not cassanova)51.096129.75
demure (not vain)50.198920.99
loud (not quiet)50.8105617.65
foolish (not wise)50.780722.77
🐿 (not 🦇)50.6116334.55
attentive (not interrupting)50.6106625.35
oxymoron (not tautology)50.4136310.85
unannoying (not annoying)50.698026.57
irreverent (not sincere)50.659930.65

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jughead Jones (0.582)
  2. Sirius Black (0.578)
  3. Maeve Wiley (0.563)
  4. Billy Costigan (0.551)
  5. Dom Cobb (0.548)
  6. Eve Polastri (0.54)
  7. Natalie (0.539)
  8. Heloise (0.536)
  9. Tiffany Maxwell (0.535)
  10. Fox Mulder (0.535)
  1. Mr. William Collins (-0.271)
  2. Linda Montag (-0.242)
  3. Ryan Cooper (-0.228)
  4. Cornelius Fudge (-0.216)
  5. Glenn Sturgis (-0.214)
  6. Joey Donner (-0.207)
  7. Morty Seinfeld (-0.204)
  8. Aaron Samuels (-0.201)
  9. Cyndee Pokorny (-0.2)
  10. Choi Yeon-gyo (-0.197)

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

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


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