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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)92.8327.74
reclusive (not social)90.0295.35
romantic (not dispassionate)88.95511.67
extraordinary (not mundane)88.4948.38
complicated (not simple)87.4989.68
active (not slothful)87.321014.16
depressed (not bright)87.21818.25
rebellious (not obedient)85.826216.14
😏 (not 😬)84.85521.96
🥵 (not 🥶)84.42715.85
love-focused (not money-focused)84.430917.315
freelance (not corporate)84.020012.27
scruffy (not manicured)83.511914.66
metaphorical (not literal)83.21311.35
sorrowful (not cheery)83.010413.925
exaggerating (not factual)82.217611.26
attractive (not repulsive)82.048422.817
perceptive (not unobservant)81.755916.211
arcane (not mainstream)81.6896.95
English (not German)81.323310.34
important (not irrelevant)81.160424.59
giving (not receiving)81.119820.215
loyal (not traitorous)81.071422.310
🤺 (not 🏌)81.033213.16
protagonist (not antagonist)80.936319.99
obsessed (not aloof)80.81787.56
cynical (not gullible)80.528424.815
hard-work (not natural-talent)80.211612.95
unlucky (not fortunate)80.09716.212
miserable (not joyful)79.320627.19
high IQ (not low IQ)79.173813.512
analysis (not common sense)79.016411.45
chosen one (not everyman)78.912918.310
🧗 (not 🛌)78.937112.79
inspiring (not cringeworthy)78.820819.015
night owl (not morning lark)78.731425.413
gloomy (not sunny)78.625412.78
charismatic (not uninspiring)78.256719.86
interesting (not tiresome)78.039111.88
confidential (not gossiping)77.851028.69
egalitarian (not racist)77.886012.38
diligent (not lazy)77.710515.46
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)77.528325.16
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)77.323022.714
sad (not happy)76.826213.210
spicy (not mild)76.743422.68
dramatic (not comedic)76.645631.28
dramatic (not no-nonsense)76.330122.113
beautiful (not ugly)76.389812.29
young (not old)76.157818.416
believable (not poorly-written)76.160818.17
knowledgeable (not ignorant)76.06247.55
badass (not weakass)75.978227.711
dog person (not cat person)75.722316.86
efficient (not overprepared)75.618612.79
off-key (not musical)75.61404.15
distant (not touchy-feely)75.632620.85
opinionated (not neutral)75.490513.18
not genocidal (not genocidal)75.366128.920
punk rock (not preppy)75.229615.16
muddy (not washed)75.213824.811
🤔 (not 🤫)75.09812.56
tardy (not on-time)74.718924.69
French (not Russian)74.619314.98
rock (not rap)74.666419.58
private (not gregarious)74.541026.815
ferocious (not pacifist)74.452515.97
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.226116.16
messy (not neat)74.126622.67
spelunker (not claustrophobic)74.019012.05
deviant (not average)73.945316.515
guarded (not open)73.276323.76
alert (not oblivious)73.064628.16
altruistic (not selfish)72.646226.813
skeptical (not spiritual)72.466428.311
underachiever (not overachiever)72.48525.725
gendered (not androgynous)72.3108027.310
brave (not careful)72.254227.416
mysterious (not unambiguous)72.132418.78
sage (not whippersnapper)71.915919.47
low-tech (not high-tech)71.83369.54
literary (not mathematical)71.736215.06
imaginative (not practical)71.626414.75
bold (not shy)71.3116229.323
generous (not stingy)71.355322.216
heroic (not villainous)71.292126.89
studious (not goof-off)71.28246.68
hunter (not gatherer)71.154322.916
deep (not shallow)71.053028.06
motivated (not unmotivated)71.0133623.05
sarcastic (not genuine)70.940832.47
🤠 (not 🤑)70.853027.221
chortling (not giggling)70.744323.111
minimalist (not pack rat)70.624932.412
chaotic (not orderly)70.547826.715
edgy (not politically correct)70.551122.012
indie (not pop)70.551524.011
resolute (not wavering)70.464025.924
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)70.420019.410
cocky (not timid)70.185018.77
impulsive (not cautious)70.051131.115
idealist (not realist)70.033530.35
wild (not tame)69.668919.55
indulgent (not sober)69.549130.612
masculine (not feminine)69.381721.311
charming (not awkward)69.368621.612
anxious (not calm)69.355312.26
anarchist (not statist)69.236214.514
poetic (not factual)69.226131.25
cultured (not rustic)69.055824.78
remote (not involved)68.76122.86
cosmopolitan (not provincial)68.736924.59
😎 (not 🧐)68.753126.826
📈 (not 📉)68.751231.34
main character (not side character)68.761127.0175
varied (not repetitive)68.610920.25
low self esteem (not narcissistic)68.625026.99
💀 (not 🎃)68.445724.77
jaded (not innocent)68.380029.115
backdoor (not official)68.248129.69
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.283621.719
🐐 (not 🦒)68.241327.44
persistent (not quitter)68.0159326.64
intimate (not formal)68.041124.815
sickly (not healthy)67.918221.38
philosophical (not real)67.913730.59
introspective (not not introspective)67.864722.911
secretive (not open-book)67.874522.79
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)67.877224.712
realistic (not fantastical)67.758621.811
purple (not orange)67.632132.016
biased (not impartial)67.570928.011
head@clouds (not down2earth)67.442823.15
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.394022.513
mischievous (not well behaved)67.275626.915
western (not eastern)67.252728.65
thinker (not doer)67.221029.55
human (not animalistic)67.198218.77
devoted (not unfaithful)67.1131530.19
moist (not dry)67.028919.54
yes-man (not contrarian)67.018720.27
😊 (not 🤣)66.966522.38
frenzied (not sleepy)66.8104115.96
wooden (not plastic)66.875324.95
resourceful (not helpless)66.7125528.86
tall (not short)66.665322.693
queen (not princess)66.676825.15
😭 (not 😀)66.535538.84
urban (not rural)66.388929.16
exuberant (not subdued)66.361633.36
monochrome (not multicolored)66.046829.86
pointed (not random)65.9103732.714
sturdy (not flimsy)65.987827.47
moody (not stable)65.883226.410
emancipated (not enslaved)65.880234.35
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.843624.713
🥰 (not 🙃)65.850526.35
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)65.832717.85
winter (not summer)65.850617.48
🤖 (not 👻)65.737021.97
hard (not soft)65.667427.57
traumatized (not flourishing)65.680134.310
treasure (not trash)65.6125731.67
pessimistic (not optimistic)65.547929.410
emotional (not unemotional)65.499130.18
astonishing (not methodical)65.332127.614
outsider (not insider)65.348516.17
disarming (not creepy)65.297824.45
devout (not heathen)65.053430.55
stinky (not fresh)65.027718.25
blacksmith (not tailor)65.039015.76
conspiracist (not sheeple)64.778727.97
transparent (not machiavellian)64.644437.85
insecure (not confident)64.627627.07
street-smart (not sheltered)64.586429.76
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.422114.68
freak (not normie)64.463723.68
outlaw (not sheriff)64.368529.812
🎩 (not 🧢)64.370129.714
disorganized (not self-disciplined)64.231731.313
fast (not slow)64.0101226.722
atheist (not theist)64.073324.46
cool (not dorky)64.071412.77
profound (not ironic)64.039230.06
gamer (not non-gamer)63.836527.35
genius (not dunce)63.798919.918
shy (not playful)63.722914.67
lenient (not strict)63.651226.721
💃 (not 🧕)63.689526.611
sexual (not asexual)63.397016.610
reserved (not chatty)63.165325.616
psychopath (not empath)63.144727.111
luddite (not technophile)63.046025.65
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 scheduled)62.861029.74
spontaneous (not deliberate)62.746334.610
open-minded (not close-minded)62.782030.07
Greek (not Roman)62.718029.719
loveable (not punchable)62.788830.212
emotional (not logical)62.671724.413
pro (not noob)62.6118926.27
kind (not cruel)62.4118521.89
weird (not normal)62.382023.612
tense (not relaxed)62.1127537.77
worldly (not innocent)62.0108726.17
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.052121.55
drop out (not valedictorian)61.944629.417
oppressed (not privileged)61.939825.414
equitable (not hypocritical)61.870233.214
🥴 (not 🥳)61.865024.86
desperate (not high standards)61.740524.710
Italian (not Swedish)61.561611.06
pensive (not serene)61.5117025.010
mad (not glad)61.478127.99
accepting (not judgemental)61.362420.56
twitchy (not still)61.385628.46
passive (not assertive)61.227724.85
subjective (not objective)61.243224.66
liberal (not conservative)61.190726.78
businesslike (not chivalrous)61.066931.66
flamboyant (not modest)60.965924.325
armoured (not vulnerable)60.994226.222
realistic (not ambitious)60.841025.013
picky (not always down)60.873622.46
scandalous (not proper)60.773328.611
loose (not tight)60.739831.216
vintage (not trendy)60.7113226.412
queer (not straight)60.628131.18
individualist (not communal)60.687335.78
stubborn (not accommodating)60.6122729.818
lost (not enlightened)60.569736.86
quarrelsome (not warm)60.479525.35
radical (not centrist)60.468331.29
disreputable (not prestigious)60.240726.15
insulting (not complimentary)60.062433.18
serious (not playful)59.899125.76
overspender (not penny-pincher)59.856718.38
🐿 (not 🦇)59.886232.74
frank (not sugarcoated)59.8130228.15
circular (not linear)59.746231.821
honorable (not cunning)59.692030.916
ADHD (not OCD)59.652019.45
empirical (not theoretical)59.562124.46
kinky (not vanilla)59.472128.17
cold (not warm)59.466125.28
generalist (not specialist)59.128717.37
variable (not consistent)59.142835.58
pronatalist (not child free)59.040917.34
mighty (not puny)58.8119119.59
decisive (not hesitant)58.8118729.314
bold (not serious)58.782821.810
cheesy (not chic)58.777222.37
lewd (not tasteful)58.543319.88
go-getter (not slugabed)58.5157320.215
creative (not conventional)58.484126.714
sensible (not ludicrous)58.496429.315
monotone (not expressive)58.447429.918
predictable (not quirky)58.461630.112
reasonable (not deranged)58.394227.76
🧠 (not 💪)58.3122124.59
abstract (not concrete)58.252925.912
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)58.2122428.620
opinionated (not jealous)58.2133328.513
never cries (not often crying)58.293234.06
thick (not thin)58.054029.77
🐴 (not 🦄)58.089829.111
clean (not perverted)58.0115324.37
ranged (not melee)57.974225.811
introvert (not extrovert)57.861228.811
🌟 (not 💩)57.8136321.04
long-winded (not concise)57.858226.510
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.7120322.27
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)57.777331.110
avant-garde (not classical)57.656731.216
bossy (not meek)57.5123328.910
democratic (not authoritarian)57.490826.47
resigned (not resistant)57.414332.68
self-conscious (not self-assured)57.437832.914
wholesome (not salacious)57.396032.810
scholarly (not crafty)57.259131.86
decorative (not utilitarian)57.147929.27
regular (not zany)57.060635.37
rhythmic (not stuttering)57.0132624.610
competent (not incompetent)56.9148730.810
gracious (not feisty)56.939628.38
hoarder (not unprepared)56.8101822.14
👽 (not 🤡)56.885825.56
🎨 (not 🏀)56.8108121.44
two-faced (not one-faced)56.854833.16
suspicious (not trusting)56.792924.86
deep (not epic)56.666133.05
💔 (not 💝)56.569333.616
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.462727.317
stoic (not expressive)56.364926.29
angelic (not demonic)56.2100926.812
master (not apprentice)56.2117731.55
pure (not debased)56.192022.18
envious (not prideful)56.121032.810
smooth (not rough)56.082536.35
vague (not precise)56.040219.47
independent (not codependent)56.0114230.410
industrial (not domestic)56.080814.95
existentialist (not nihilist)56.0111724.65
air (not earth)56.039625.414
white knight (not bad boy)56.0103327.95
angry (not good-humored)55.872528.46
flirtatious (not prudish)55.594327.423
artistic (not scientific)55.483330.515
cooperative (not competitive)55.462536.113
intense (not lighthearted)55.4124535.415
fire (not water)55.4109334.110
thrifty (not extravagant)55.488424.75
unpolished (not eloquent)55.362429.78
instinctual (not reasoned)55.298634.322
roundabout (not direct)55.237534.56
chill (not offended)55.263222.95
Pepsi (not Coke)55.254525.913
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.167528.317
traditional (not unorthodox)55.174133.97
submissive (not dominant)55.056128.57
vibrant (not geriatric)55.0129727.511
rugged (not refined)54.975124.811
neurotypical (not autistic)54.9147424.58
triggered (not trolling)54.9127036.17
leisurely (not hurried)54.859625.05
respectful (not rude)54.7112521.27
patient (not impatient)54.761430.113
exhibitionist (not bashful)54.7113726.99
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.693426.37
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)54.692826.513
nerd (not jock)54.5107333.78
unassuming (not pretentious)54.567235.06
macho (not metrosexual)54.559923.514
explorer (not builder)54.492726.59
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.368130.712
forgiving (not vengeful)54.093220.76
curious (not apathetic)54.0143229.816
libertarian (not socialist)54.097233.46
coordinated (not clumsy)54.0126824.46
mature (not juvenile)54.0103121.65
fixable (not unfixable)54.0114433.022
tautology (not oxymoron)54.04069.44
presidential (not folksy)53.9100023.98
humble (not arrogant)53.780126.615
work-first (not family-first)53.789526.99
plays hard (not works hard)53.654726.711
beta (not alpha)53.666723.18
hipster (not basic)53.365636.59
funny (not humorless)53.3111126.810
sane (not crazy)53.388626.98
quiet (not loud)53.087118.74
sweet (not bitter)53.095538.75
permanent (not transient)53.0104335.75
😈 (not 😇)53.086729.27
hedonist (not monastic)52.8102826.59
tactful (not indiscreet)52.8126728.45
paranoid (not naive)52.8121221.710
lavish (not frugal)52.779627.614
whimsical (not rational)52.674330.616
bookish (not sporty)52.6119033.810
lover (not fighter)52.692333.47
grateful (not entitled)52.494129.814
proactive (not reactive)52.475033.217
cannibal (not vegan)52.386725.319
political (not nonpolitical)52.2111521.78
slovenly (not stylish)52.264825.415
slow-talking (not fast-talking)52.263530.46
experimental (not reliable)52.283635.74
🐘 (not 🐀)52.194029.48
interested (not bored)52.1151928.79
goth (not flower child)52.169530.58
intellectual (not physical)52.0126429.69
first-mate (not captain)52.096533.025
poisonous (not nurturing)52.072320.311
slacker (not workaholic)52.043721.513
🐷 (not 🐮)52.059731.17
🥾 (not 👟)52.093924.64
modern (not historical)51.9109136.19
hard (not soft)51.7107129.88
poor (not rich)51.677220.111
unchallenging (not demanding)51.640229.57
driven (not unambitious)51.5181236.46
straightforward (not cryptic)51.4147433.116
trusting (not charming)51.287824.86
suspicious (not awkward)51.2127921.05
blissful (not haunted)51.258624.56
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)51.273828.76
chaste (not lustful)51.181626.313
flexible (not rigid)51.182823.19
🐩 (not 🐒)51.1107227.57
legit (not scrub)51.1155136.08
civilized (not barbaric)51.0138023.77
compersive (not jealous)51.099530.57
😜 (not 🤐)51.093428.37
demure (not vain)50.199120.99
foolish (not wise)50.780722.77
bad-cook (not good-cook)50.7102232.39
attentive (not interrupting)50.6106725.35

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. Sirius Black (0.619)
  2. Jughead Jones (0.607)
  3. Dom Cobb (0.568)
  4. Natalie (0.567)
  5. Maeve Wiley (0.563)
  6. Ian Gallagher (0.561)
  7. Fox Mulder (0.561)
  8. Billy Costigan (0.559)
  9. Tiffany Maxwell (0.556)
  10. Will Hunting (0.551)
  1. Mr. William Collins (-0.273)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (-0.243)
  3. Linda Montag (-0.231)
  4. Peter (-0.216)
  5. Glenn Sturgis (-0.216)
  6. Harry Crane (-0.215)
  7. Principal Skinner (-0.213)
  8. Ryan Cooper (-0.207)
  9. Choi Yeon-gyo (-0.205)
  10. Morty Seinfeld (-0.204)

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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