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Charles Darnay Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Charles Darnay 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
nurturing (not poisonous)87.59212.44
presidential (not folksy)87.04325.55
fresh (not stinky)86.21419.85
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.616419.112
motivated (not unmotivated)85.558610.58
gendered (not androgynous)85.225314.19
🎩 (not 🧢)85.116623.520
stylish (not slovenly)84.916713.015
rich (not poor)84.530114.811
prestigious (not disreputable)84.210710.94
civilized (not barbaric)83.329321.79
knowledgeable (not ignorant)81.741414.94
workaholic (not slacker)81.560812.88
smooth (not rough)80.85811.85
eloquent (not unpolished)80.829410.010
cocky (not timid)80.547117.74
predictable (not quirky)80.4329.29
practical (not imaginative)79.823720.56
biased (not impartial)79.719510.97
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.633012.05
English (not German)79.632418.68
privileged (not oppressed)79.43979.27
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)79.115725.916
charming (not awkward)78.633210.97
serious (not bold)78.48010.97
preppy (not punk rock)78.033728.110
tactful (not indiscreet)77.718613.710
quiet (not loud)77.521114.54
bold (not shy)77.093917.513
😊 (not 🤣)77.025417.57
French (not Russian)76.814134.76
📈 (not 📉)76.614920.95
formal (not intimate)76.32118.59
sensible (not ludicrous)76.230818.011
pronatalist (not child free)76.09127.64
gloomy (not sunny)76.032811.74
reassuring (not fearmongering)76.027426.24
dog person (not cat person)76.021229.86
sexist (not feminist)75.819313.25
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)75.626319.313
rigid (not flexible)75.626022.28
warm (not cold)75.54001.54
reliable (not experimental)75.529019.18
vintage (not trendy)75.55217.74
attractive (not repulsive)75.478627.314
high IQ (not low IQ)75.293615.113
monochrome (not multicolored)75.020111.48
flirtatious (not prudish)75.038611.47
basic (not hipster)74.929014.612
cultured (not rustic)74.832021.06
refined (not rugged)74.639123.917
angry (not good-humored)74.620325.75
resolute (not wavering)74.644626.620
patient (not impatient)74.516021.010
pretentious (not unassuming)74.13717.77
libertarian (not socialist)74.08726.04
healthy (not sickly)74.064317.64
washed (not muddy)73.943721.817
ranged (not melee)73.87114.99
lavish (not frugal)73.631123.116
self-disciplined (not disorganized)73.483215.414
vain (not demure)73.235318.45
well behaved (not mischievous)73.127124.019
stoic (not hypochondriac)73.028818.05
masculine (not feminine)72.871727.55
neat (not messy)72.760915.08
consistent (not variable)72.635816.68
confident (not insecure)72.568719.911
valedictorian (not drop out)72.472829.312
🤐 (not 😜)71.735520.27
🌟 (not 💩)71.693523.75
classical (not avant-garde)71.333126.516
romantic (not dispassionate)71.366810.94
😏 (not 😬)71.238723.49
flower child (not goth)71.25897.46
believable (not poorly-written)71.1100222.68
chivalrous (not businesslike)70.730716.24
manicured (not scruffy)70.679829.29
official (not backdoor)70.326112.67
introspective (not not introspective)70.350825.09
driven (not unambitious)70.3130320.07
tight (not loose)70.264923.618
opinionated (not neutral)70.2116322.26
skeptical (not spiritual)70.077124.613
tailor (not blacksmith)70.052911.98
methodical (not astonishing)69.948017.07
high standards (not desperate)69.757923.44
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.595720.58
narcissistic (not low self esteem)69.454532.27
machiavellian (not transparent)69.340129.88
subdued (not exuberant)69.217918.45
historical (not modern)69.139425.67
urban (not rural)69.077524.38
intellectual (not physical)68.676427.07
triggered (not trolling)68.65135.85
repetitive (not varied)68.434824.38
diligent (not lazy)68.3140715.511
🧗 (not 🛌)68.371626.76
devout (not heathen)68.042026.25
extrovert (not introvert)67.961423.27
thin (not thick)67.955017.68
beautiful (not ugly)67.9120226.612
technophile (not luddite)67.833228.78
oxymoron (not tautology)67.815325.05
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)67.687825.312
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.442823.717
tall (not short)67.362322.685
studious (not goof-off)67.394023.36
whippersnapper (not sage)67.230021.64
empath (not psychopath)67.279218.56
normal (not weird)67.128234.211
wholesome (not salacious)67.165027.67
perceptive (not unobservant)67.1121925.910
rational (not whimsical)67.063525.89
Roman (not Greek)67.018328.67
traumatized (not flourishing)67.074220.44
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.980019.67
competitive (not cooperative)66.880323.016
clean (not perverted)66.886727.810
permanent (not transient)66.744115.57
sexual (not asexual)66.786217.47
coordinated (not clumsy)66.593923.54
🤖 (not 👻)66.534529.24
prideful (not envious)66.394725.211
neurotypical (not autistic)66.295722.55
self-assured (not self-conscious)66.281927.913
go-getter (not slugabed)66.2126028.15
cannibal (not vegan)65.948834.97
💀 (not 🎃)65.953323.110
tasteful (not lewd)65.880218.66
trusting (not charming)65.828039.44
human (not animalistic)65.8103519.45
pensive (not serene)65.887518.65
emotional (not unemotional)65.897627.38
assertive (not passive)65.6101522.27
earth (not air)65.665618.512
winter (not summer)65.651219.78
explorer (not builder)65.555827.04
regular (not zany)65.428724.35
still (not twitchy)65.429926.65
calm (not anxious)65.435328.37
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.498717.716
sober (not indulgent)65.241522.615
overachiever (not underachiever)65.2117329.84
resistant (not resigned)65.099226.94
offended (not chill)65.066124.24
orderly (not chaotic)64.968532.518
sturdy (not flimsy)64.993220.29
gracious (not feisty)64.820522.95
centrist (not radical)64.824218.65
fortunate (not unlucky)64.738129.010
loyal (not traitorous)64.6131629.99
everyman (not chosen one)64.640128.37
angelic (not demonic)64.575329.113
equitable (not hypocritical)64.459825.912
edgy (not politically correct)64.369928.512
exhibitionist (not bashful)64.373622.17
legit (not scrub)64.2111634.55
dominant (not submissive)64.199829.815
open to new experinces (not uncreative)64.0107727.65
attentive (not interrupting)63.961014.37
happy (not sad)63.836121.95
important (not irrelevant)63.8137225.26
haunted (not blissful)63.795623.79
worldly (not innocent)63.6104220.07
realistic (not fantastical)63.574326.46
🥾 (not 👟)63.355220.49
funny (not humorless)63.277325.95
strict (not lenient)62.972826.59
jock (not nerd)62.953522.615
white knight (not bad boy)62.882425.96
expressive (not stoic)62.681920.67
heroic (not villainous)62.6119630.37
active (not slothful)62.6142124.87
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)62.684722.65
thinker (not doer)62.628629.35
vague (not precise)62.324629.77
jaded (not innocent)62.3100125.618
deep (not epic)62.237517.911
honorable (not cunning)62.183534.516
concrete (not abstract)62.173125.09
complimentary (not insulting)62.075730.09
freelance (not corporate)62.086829.24
hunter (not gatherer)61.879628.712
codependent (not independent)61.740437.49
logical (not emotional)61.655929.47
captain (not first-mate)61.676025.715
humble (not arrogant)61.557130.012
average (not deviant)61.535522.520
tense (not relaxed)61.4129814.77
persistent (not quitter)61.4176829.510
factual (not exaggerating)61.467523.28
dramatic (not comedic)61.3107327.28
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.3120030.28
low-tech (not high-tech)61.266426.610
purple (not orange)61.153730.111
pro (not noob)61.1123622.97
opinionated (not jealous)61.1121831.822
leisurely (not hurried)61.040719.86
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)61.095225.15
miserable (not joyful)60.888215.95
lover (not fighter)60.865931.211
queen (not princess)60.894523.55
chortling (not giggling)60.790837.59
theoretical (not empirical)60.620026.411
soulful (not soulless)60.6130036.79
🤺 (not 🏌)60.6118420.25
scheduled (not spontaneous)60.590427.36
sane (not crazy)60.565125.36
straight (not queer)60.3128627.87
🎨 (not 🏀)60.399721.54
🐐 (not 🦒)60.288628.25
linear (not circular)60.252125.99
pacifist (not ferocious)59.850624.98
competent (not incompetent)59.8142126.56
unprepared (not hoarder)59.737918.66
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.780031.64
🐴 (not 🦄)59.784233.17
fire (not water)59.795824.64
non-gamer (not gamer)59.695835.99
main character (not side character)59.678130.285
🧐 (not 😎)59.562629.821
geriatric (not vibrant)59.429817.48
morning lark (not night owl)59.347328.912
depressed (not bright)59.263535.94
🐀 (not 🐘)59.259226.96
🐮 (not 🐷)59.279325.75
OCD (not ADHD)59.299133.813
often crying (not never cries)59.260812.56
insider (not outsider)59.150730.07
straightforward (not cryptic)59.0114126.39
shy (not playful)59.031729.68
overspender (not penny-pincher)59.059029.76
pointed (not random)59.0128024.415
decisive (not hesitant)58.9118130.08
modest (not flamboyant)58.885831.310
bossy (not meek)58.8119723.511
common sense (not analysis)58.841118.16
serious (not playful)58.6101924.19
🦇 (not 🐿)58.660124.69
reactive (not proactive)58.668231.814
existentialist (not nihilist)58.597237.16
generous (not stingy)58.5103034.220
🤔 (not 🤫)58.487130.79
secretive (not open-book)58.4108828.97
private (not gregarious)58.3104029.912
literary (not mathematical)58.397525.34
deep (not shallow)58.2106026.56
badass (not weakass)58.2133032.613
individualist (not communal)58.195223.710
involved (not remote)58.0131828.47
plastic (not wooden)58.027327.76
contrarian (not yes-man)58.0101127.79
obsessed (not aloof)57.8112123.94
kind (not cruel)57.8131922.74
patriotic (not unpatriotic)57.8119928.310
on-time (not tardy)57.8116319.26
genius (not dunce)57.7121421.019
bored (not interested)57.722835.84
young (not old)57.6110218.116
😀 (not 😭)57.570430.68
extravagant (not thrifty)57.573627.68
conventional (not creative)57.366833.711
literal (not metaphorical)57.3104025.010
emancipated (not enslaved)57.3123719.57
conspiracist (not sheeple)57.3112531.37
punchable (not loveable)57.253032.75
Coke (not Pepsi)57.258821.95
generalist (not specialist)57.037127.18
unorthodox (not traditional)57.093932.56
pure (not debased)56.889416.05
mild (not spicy)56.855126.29
proper (not scandalous)56.880232.26
normie (not freak)56.868132.14
frank (not sugarcoated)56.8139427.910
bad-cook (not good-cook)56.775929.914
respectful (not rude)56.6106534.29
hard (not soft)56.694121.07
devoted (not unfaithful)56.6157033.19
plays hard (not works hard)56.549131.38
fixable (not unfixable)56.4105133.410
puny (not mighty)56.339921.36
complicated (not simple)56.2122635.65
hedonist (not monastic)56.285225.94
efficient (not overprepared)56.2133534.15
mature (not juvenile)56.198026.19
glad (not mad)56.168022.414
intense (not lighthearted)56.1122624.812
thick-skinned (not sensitive)56.087628.311
theist (not atheist)56.056121.17
🥴 (not 🥳)56.093323.38
factual (not poetic)56.096631.36
🤠 (not 🤑)55.9109533.710
grateful (not entitled)55.984330.917
confidential (not gossiping)55.6124434.77
rebellious (not obedient)55.5113026.511
profound (not ironic)55.574426.28
treasure (not trash)55.3152031.79
🥵 (not 🥶)55.395728.214
bitter (not sweet)55.284421.212
moderate (not extreme)55.060019.59
sheriff (not outlaw)54.988919.07
idealist (not realist)54.979630.39
statist (not anarchist)54.988529.07
wild (not tame)54.8109731.69
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)54.793130.84
bookish (not sporty)54.7114129.211
😇 (not 😈)54.795523.36
focused on the present (not focused on the future)54.686022.910
mundane (not extraordinary)54.644617.65
domestic (not industrial)54.676222.58
egalitarian (not racist)54.6160931.47
💝 (not 💔)54.693829.818
stable (not moody)54.549731.56
beta (not alpha)54.563927.24
cringeworthy (not inspiring)54.466430.87
conservative (not liberal)54.456914.45
suspicious (not awkward)54.3118833.34
sarcastic (not genuine)54.382329.412
musical (not off-key)54.369616.96
guarded (not open)54.2142023.26
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.276327.89
open-minded (not close-minded)54.2113920.85
metrosexual (not macho)54.2112430.819
rock (not rap)54.2168831.69
mainstream (not arcane)54.164324.57
scholarly (not crafty)54.167633.57
always down (not picky)54.160529.27
soft (not hard)54.080316.35
objective (not subjective)54.074023.06
love-focused (not money-focused)54.0128630.06
unchallenging (not demanding)53.934630.07
democratic (not authoritarian)53.8102129.25
philosophical (not real)53.846626.410
curious (not apathetic)53.7143830.116
expressive (not monotone)53.7118037.87
suspicious (not trusting)53.6101833.28
🤡 (not 👽)53.671133.05
receiving (not giving)53.667329.814
natural-talent (not hard-work)53.556318.910
one-faced (not two-faced)53.5125533.36
touchy-feely (not distant)53.577721.36
sorrowful (not cheery)53.3114422.79
vanilla (not kinky)53.391240.19
utilitarian (not decorative)53.3121927.66
🧠 (not 💪)53.3134439.27
💃 (not 🧕)53.3124129.914
Swedish (not Italian)53.382033.84
artistic (not scientific)53.289823.712
wise (not foolish)53.2108715.86
cautious (not impulsive)53.290430.310
unambiguous (not mysterious)53.2101237.76
protagonist (not antagonist)53.2143227.78
fast (not slow)53.1140830.99
naive (not paranoid)53.158627.510
social (not reclusive)53.0102221.47
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.0121316.06
compersive (not jealous)52.990921.89
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)52.984327.47
lost (not enlightened)52.998517.37
quarrelsome (not warm)52.8100826.35
lowbrow (not highbrow)52.856934.15
sheltered (not street-smart)52.866323.55
cynical (not gullible)52.8121925.217
interesting (not tiresome)52.7147818.26
master (not apprentice)52.7126928.27
pack rat (not minimalist)52.774324.09
dry (not moist)52.791125.36
pop (not indie)52.656427.45
chic (not cheesy)52.686025.78
pessimistic (not optimistic)52.593121.86
direct (not roundabout)52.4140823.89
self-improving (not self-destructive)52.483829.47
dorky (not cool)52.281918.15
sleepy (not frenzied)52.120123.29
family-first (not work-first)52.099831.14
🙃 (not 🥰)52.085727.911
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)52.090131.14
no-nonsense (not dramatic)51.887828.111
western (not eastern)51.7154930.34
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)51.795530.26
political (not nonpolitical)51.6113732.95
armoured (not vulnerable)51.5122227.811
chaste (not lustful)51.480423.414
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.4128622.27
disarming (not creepy)51.3145128.78
long-winded (not concise)51.389920.27
judgemental (not accepting)51.1101925.810
stubborn (not accommodating)51.1150931.97
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.097217.95
reasonable (not deranged)51.0116034.45
instinctual (not reasoned)50.9115931.311
realistic (not ambitious)50.274530.16
careful (not brave)50.366833.218
reserved (not chatty)50.3100326.58
oblivious (not alert)50.366226.28
vengeful (not forgiving)50.498624.07
helpless (not resourceful)50.431338.65
🐒 (not 🐩)50.689916.35
head@clouds (not down2earth)50.591732.04
altruistic (not selfish)50.5114427.86

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Thomas J. Whitmore (0.623)
  2. Robert Crawley, 7th Earl of Grantham (0.618)
  3. Paul Varjak (0.611)
  4. Dr. Alana Bloom (0.606)
  5. Sam Carmichael (0.605)
  6. Tess Ocean (0.597)
  7. Lucilla (0.596)
  8. Duke Leto Atreides (0.589)
  9. Lee 'Apollo' Adama (0.589)
  10. Alicia Florrick (0.588)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.428)
  2. Oscar Bluth (-0.373)
  3. Charlie Kelly (-0.37)
  4. Meredith Palmer (-0.366)
  5. Jake Harper (-0.355)
  6. Alan (-0.354)
  7. Ed (-0.351)
  8. Patrick Star (-0.35)
  9. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.344)
  10. Dr. John A. Zoidberg (-0.343)

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

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


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