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Ervin Burrell Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Ervin Burrell is a character from The Wire.

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
militaristic (not hippie)93.9369.712
routine (not innovative)93.697.37
corporate (not freelance)92.189.410
straight (not queer)89.77811.240
political (not nonpolitical)88.96315.9111
uptight (not easy)88.512410.313
gendered (not androgynous)88.014216.829
vintage (not trendy)87.9579.517
conformist (not maverick)87.91415.79
old-fashioned (not progressive)86.97611.911
prying (not unmeddlesome)86.713912.913
serious (not playful)85.118713.3108
handshakes (not hugs)85.132112.27
stubborn (not accommodating)83.935215.019
jaded (not innocent)83.823411.26
annoying (not unannoying)83.612414.77
straight edge (not junkie)83.534915.313
chronically single (not serial dater)83.32518.96
naughty (not nice)83.12398.28
anti-prank (not prankster)82.923922.915
masculine (not feminine)82.842016.1114
studious (not goof-off)82.736623.014
deliberate (not spontaneous)82.025317.796
basic (not hipster)82.010115.5105
stereotypical (not boundary breaking)82.06010.511
urban (not rural)81.620612.323
fake (not real)81.55617.811
grumpy (not cheery)81.225710.813
normal (not weird)80.92116.2110
scheduled (not spontaneous)80.830718.4104
entitled (not grateful)80.826323.617
statist (not anarchist)80.75023.724
money-focused (not love-focused)80.715020.312
capitalist (not communist)80.623518.98
conservative (not liberal)80.69819.514
traditional (not unorthodox)80.410425.431
receiving (not giving)80.316618.56
🐴 (not 🦄)80.215120.817
unfrivolous (not goofy)79.936619.17
formal (not intimate)79.815415.928
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)79.58925.314
driven (not unambitious)79.088219.595
macho (not metrosexual)79.010013.222
shallow (not deep)78.98716.818
guarded (not open)78.556516.495
fighter (not lover)78.518322.115
low-tech (not high-tech)78.416716.2110
🤐 (not 😜)78.418320.717
insider (not outsider)78.34121.965
cannibal (not vegan)78.320416.619
neurotypical (not autistic)78.222719.893
distant (not touchy-feely)78.125620.89
tense (not relaxed)78.059116.2107
master (not apprentice)78.053420.440
negative (not positive)78.01938.99
narcissistic (not low self esteem)77.635017.023
flawed (not perfect)77.644918.512
old (not young)77.624512.2107
conventional (not creative)77.516322.0100
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)77.514322.796
uncreative (not open to new experinces)77.47324.386
predictable (not quirky)77.46821.711
close-minded (not open-minded)77.215620.8103
smug (not sheepish)77.253817.010
tight (not loose)77.038826.520
offended (not chill)76.928913.719
proud (not apologetic)76.874825.517
savory (not sweet)76.831818.18
arrogant (not humble)76.743123.285
🤑 (not 🤠)76.621628.818
reliable (not experimental)76.627227.617
cocky (not timid)76.665417.315
normie (not freak)76.412121.317
bossy (not meek)76.168221.497
mechanical (not natural)76.120120.112
rational (not whimsical)76.035620.393
bitter (not sweet)75.731916.888
unstirring (not quivering)75.638718.18
opinionated (not neutral)75.594318.017
resists change (not likes change)75.347631.67
believable (not poorly-written)75.271522.926
judgemental (not accepting)75.038423.973
builder (not explorer)74.913019.586
catty (not supportive)74.926820.99
mad (not glad)74.835819.710
vengeful (not forgiving)74.842520.182
repetitive (not varied)74.715217.542
questioning (not believing)74.642824.67
suspicious (not trusting)74.442620.8100
noble (not jovial)74.442612.27
focused (not absentminded)74.486224.314
gloomy (not sunny)74.340118.522
cliché (not original)74.315018.76
practical (not imaginative)74.246521.889
quarrelsome (not warm)74.143522.287
🤖 (not 👻)74.114621.717
work-first (not family-first)74.140721.0113
sage (not whippersnapper)74.112315.912
🥾 (not 👟)74.028322.523
authoritarian (not democratic)73.931825.6102
social climber (not nonconformist)73.823627.612
sheriff (not outlaw)73.837328.7116
suspicious (not awkward)73.748019.9113
chortling (not giggling)73.732024.116
employee (not entrepreneur)73.722631.311
competitive (not cooperative)73.663423.9112
concise (not long-winded)73.614925.210
stable (not unstable)73.626325.511
pro (not noob)73.682921.924
doer (not thinker)73.543724.88
armoured (not vulnerable)73.450921.990
regular (not zany)73.411130.419
irreverent (not sincere)73.418422.99
haunted (not blissful)73.460315.220
bold (not shy)73.2113619.7104
luddite (not technophile)73.114017.058
poisonous (not nurturing)73.133023.833
strict (not lenient)73.044523.0102
orderly (not chaotic)73.046925.2114
manicured (not scruffy)73.075821.593
realistic (not fantastical)72.842618.416
English (not German)72.785126.415
biased (not impartial)72.748024.697
hard-work (not natural-talent)72.739916.118
thick (not thin)72.524722.157
hard (not soft)72.449521.1113
🥴 (not 🥳)72.325118.417
desperate (not high standards)72.319424.711
classical (not avant-garde)72.131524.236
realist (not idealist)72.129924.238
cringeworthy (not inspiring)72.025519.724
cold (not warm)71.937021.691
punchable (not loveable)71.926920.716
stingy (not generous)71.928631.112
muddy (not washed)71.920231.214
important (not irrelevant)71.8111327.329
exhibitionist (not bashful)71.845830.612
two-faced (not one-faced)71.829231.217
businesslike (not chivalrous)71.837920.915
cautious (not impulsive)71.734923.0125
unambiguous (not mysterious)71.733525.792
machiavellian (not transparent)71.735123.19
persistent (not quitter)71.7152024.118
angry (not good-humored)71.628921.692
reader (not writer)71.418724.211
unfriendly (not friendly)71.427426.510
worldly (not innocent)71.379521.392
intense (not lighthearted)71.275925.526
🏀 (not 🎨)71.238022.014
obedient (not rebellious)71.126525.395
💔 (not 💝)71.129822.530
resentful (not euphoric)71.054518.76
skeptical (not spiritual)70.876221.495
🐷 (not 🐮)70.814727.712
consumer (not creator)70.726024.011
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)70.723026.214
dominant (not submissive)70.683423.7104
humorless (not funny)70.624421.0109
dog person (not cat person)70.636530.917
harsh (not gentle)70.45077.58
sexist (not feminist)70.228222.921
psychopath (not empath)70.235812.417
rich (not poor)70.167119.789
parental (not childlike)70.064828.29
analytical (not intuitive)70.043821.210
pessimistic (not optimistic)69.936622.694
impatient (not patient)69.968326.544
empirical (not theoretical)69.916723.789
assertive (not passive)69.989824.182
winter (not summer)69.842120.212
careful (not brave)69.718224.1116
selfish (not altruistic)69.744728.593
debased (not pure)69.544724.295
serious (not bold)69.529825.093
feisty (not gracious)69.576920.490
centrist (not radical)69.411330.410
methodical (not astonishing)69.451823.5101
repressed (not forward)69.319721.810
ferocious (not pacifist)69.270720.2101
snoops (not minds-own-business)69.093230.410
spartan (not glamorous)68.956710.89
hypocritical (not equitable)68.738424.932
resourceful (not helpless)68.7123526.329
non-gamer (not gamer)68.764134.216
coarse (not delicate)68.764423.816
scientific (not artistic)68.557721.6101
vain (not demure)68.549425.9105
jock (not nerd)68.443722.985
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)68.487226.021
rigid (not flexible)68.352427.191
on-time (not tardy)68.389626.718
sassy (not chill)68.387723.39
loud (not quiet)68.265024.594
😭 (not 😀)68.132716.111
pop (not indie)68.119525.512
😬 (not 😏)68.028025.926
presidential (not folksy)67.955813.811
overachiever (not underachiever)67.9111927.513
no-nonsense (not dramatic)67.840228.540
Italian (not Swedish)67.741317.58
dry (not moist)67.733422.920
good-manners (not bad-manners)67.785228.36
secretive (not open-book)67.678822.311
cringing away (not welcoming experience)67.635025.511
mature (not juvenile)67.667524.445
self-disciplined (not disorganized)67.5104525.399
self-assured (not self-conscious)67.579524.6102
geriatric (not vibrant)67.515619.812
yes-man (not contrarian)67.518030.016
side character (not main character)67.460221.88
eloquent (not unpolished)67.478622.496
neat (not messy)67.381526.664
🙃 (not 🥰)67.340529.421
🧕 (not 💃)67.317720.116
politically correct (not edgy)67.236626.890
alpha (not beta)67.287126.891
OCD (not ADHD)67.274226.514
homebody (not world traveler)67.148223.59
street-smart (not sheltered)67.180323.580
theist (not atheist)67.026324.130
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.047723.718
miserable (not joyful)67.067720.512
flat (not bubbly)67.057319.88
big-vocabulary (not small-vocabulary)66.9105519.611
🥶 (not 🥵)66.828626.112
real (not philosophical)66.768121.163
captain (not first-mate)66.768927.377
trash (not treasure)66.718825.526
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)66.635926.638
plant-neglecter (not green thumb)66.660928.78
sad (not happy)66.572817.894
😈 (not 😇)66.554128.531
picky (not always down)66.455725.48
disturbing (not enchanting)66.439920.610
workaholic (not slacker)66.2125124.728
civilized (not barbaric)66.097321.398
historical (not modern)65.849925.473
concrete (not abstract)65.758322.627
consistent (not variable)65.764826.87
prudish (not flirtatious)65.738825.112
seemly (not inappropriate)65.681723.612
clinical (not heartfelt)65.541426.915
sorrowful (not cheery)65.376722.692
tiresome (not interesting)65.314924.884
💪 (not 🧠)65.332520.520
problematic (not woke)65.358618.110
ugly (not beautiful)65.116225.028
libertarian (not socialist)64.932024.292
🧐 (not 😎)64.850322.015
💩 (not 🌟)64.825026.423
goal-oriented (not experience-oriented)64.870034.710
cunning (not honorable)64.749125.6116
paranoid (not naive)64.771324.39
vanilla (not kinky)64.655225.791
dramatic (not comedic)64.698027.48
literal (not metaphorical)64.468127.587
hard (not soft)64.374624.618
lawyerly (not engineerial)64.368624.88
coordinated (not clumsy)64.2104724.7109
high IQ (not low IQ)64.2142521.496
social (not reclusive)64.267828.036
💀 (not 🎃)64.261721.813
mainstream (not arcane)64.031229.595
🐐 (not 🦒)64.067829.923
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.968229.4103
extrovert (not introvert)63.978122.789
cruel (not kind)63.835122.596
🏌 (not 🤺)63.816031.220
never cries (not often crying)63.879422.79
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')63.75629.866
permanent (not transient)63.760029.621
monochrome (not multicolored)63.756829.020
tautology (not oxymoron)63.79527.37
jealous (not compersive)63.658025.579
preppy (not punk rock)63.585926.622
earthly (not divine)63.590727.711
enslaved (not emancipated)63.418625.299
demonic (not angelic)63.353419.1105
fearmongering (not reassuring)63.249429.821
ironic (not profound)63.149328.610
slow (not fast)62.920823.7101
antagonist (not protagonist)62.931831.19
stylish (not slovenly)62.894121.5104
cynical (not gullible)62.894024.720
fearful (not hopeful)62.736927.06
mighty (not puny)62.5112123.898
can't-fix-anything (not handy)62.439028.612
charming (not awkward)62.395521.3112
apathetic (not curious)62.318226.397
works hard (not plays hard)62.3106527.898
healthy (not sickly)62.3118026.098
nihilist (not existentialist)62.322924.323
pointed (not random)62.3122829.46
stoic (not expressive)62.150427.8118
traitorous (not loyal)62.129528.3110
tame (not wild)62.049124.598
pensive (not serene)62.0118223.99
unfixable (not fixable)61.940630.820
kangaroo (not dolphin)61.950421.17
tall (not short)61.886022.781
pretentious (not unassuming)61.779322.713
stinky (not fresh)61.736228.916
exaggerating (not factual)61.771235.321
wooden (not plastic)61.7110330.711
leader (not follower)61.7109023.99
dispassionate (not romantic)61.432029.116
mathematical (not literary)61.342624.585
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)61.364831.883
factual (not poetic)61.378724.317
rock (not rap)61.3153528.313
cultured (not rustic)61.392330.67
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.246830.220
motivated (not unmotivated)61.0170329.916
charming (not trusting)60.973323.2105
privileged (not oppressed)60.9108622.117
highbrow (not lowbrow)60.892326.099
🤡 (not 👽)60.845421.618
slow-talking (not fast-talking)60.836623.117
comfortable (not awkward)60.785834.46
fussy (not sloppy)60.6126727.97
eager (not reluctant)60.6103628.97
obsessed (not aloof)60.5100623.875
mundane (not extraordinary)60.529525.982
morning lark (not night owl)60.545728.544
insulting (not complimentary)60.465728.132
interrupting (not attentive)60.466622.811
genocidal (not not genocidal)60.436425.212
physicist (not photographer)60.466028.913
sturdy (not flimsy)60.3115234.918
Hates PDA (not Constant PDA)60.384422.16
devout (not heathen)60.275926.398
soulless (not soulful)60.233831.843
Coke (not Pepsi)60.243124.410
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)60.258226.09
frank (not sugarcoated)60.2134828.417
creationist (not evolutionist)60.237435.26
human (not animalistic)60.0128427.492
🛌 (not 🧗)60.041728.230
blind (not all-seeing)60.055725.813
valedictorian (not drop out)59.9112619.516
anxious (not calm)59.796225.8107
outgoing (not withdrawn)59.793123.08
outdoorsy (not indoorsy)59.767628.97
individualist (not communal)59.694734.134
salacious (not wholesome)59.663829.316
blacksmith (not tailor)59.654124.016
hurried (not leisurely)59.584825.470
generalist (not specialist)59.528828.124
🐩 (not 🐒)59.579427.215
queen (not princess)59.5102930.311
🐘 (not 🐀)59.466732.514
diligent (not lazy)59.3168526.9117
🤫 (not 🤔)59.336430.112
cassanova (not love shy)59.376527.410
playful (not shy)59.2121517.684
depressed (not bright)59.168123.372
purple (not orange)59.064323.050
generic (not insightful)59.031923.614
villainous (not heroic)58.939622.9100
alert (not oblivious)58.9116429.419
utopian (not dystopian)58.769527.79
uninspiring (not charismatic)58.621828.5117
average (not deviant)58.547126.369
subjective (not objective)58.561127.432
lost (not enlightened)58.581725.322
refined (not rugged)58.497324.388
prideful (not envious)58.4145127.213
thinker (not feeler)58.469632.88
foodie (not unenthusiastic about food)58.491024.712
things-person (not people-person)58.371136.79
hygienic (not gross)58.3146226.96
focused on the present (not focused on the future)58.272130.995
resolute (not wavering)58.2127431.514
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.240521.69
provincial (not cosmopolitan)57.864129.483
moderate (not extreme)57.850726.866
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)57.759732.619
fulfilled (not unfulfilled)57.748327.424
mellow (not energetic)57.770724.06
straightforward (not cryptic)57.6125929.1113
ignorant (not knowledgeable)57.637324.316
dunce (not genius)57.539821.1116
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.486828.3117
bookish (not sporty)57.2113822.0100
red (not blue)57.275429.16
rhythmic (not stuttering)57.1138928.618
chic (not cheesy)57.173322.27
bear (not wolf)57.158627.610
linear (not circular)57.070729.214
direct (not roundabout)56.9130132.2114
jealous (not opinionated)56.926933.214
buffoon (not charmer)56.943227.912
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.878128.8104
pack rat (not minimalist)56.863624.517
tactful (not indiscreet)56.7114123.416
repulsive (not attractive)56.636525.797
crafty (not scholarly)56.6107527.892
industrial (not domestic)56.681027.230
codependent (not independent)56.556028.187
patriotic (not unpatriotic)56.5130229.519
moody (not stable)56.3123424.1100
slumbering (not insomniac)56.232522.76
resistant (not resigned)56.1153829.798
egalitarian (not racist)56.1166226.718
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)56.181731.515
📉 (not 📈)56.136231.423
triggered (not trolling)56.1127331.917
weakass (not badass)56.140728.414
reserved (not chatty)56.090125.5108
sensible (not ludicrous)55.7110628.3108
confident (not insecure)55.6131027.998
hoarder (not unprepared)55.6111226.870
utilitarian (not decorative)55.6119827.927
monastic (not hedonist)55.659635.69
sexual (not asexual)55.6129420.911
stoic (not hypochondriac)55.6107826.39
popular (not rejected)55.690429.29
dorky (not cool)55.577024.011
not introspective (not introspective)55.544032.528
ambitious (not realistic)55.5112433.119
fire (not water)55.5113127.711
common sense (not analysis)55.559833.610
spicy (not mild)55.3118628.283
incompetent (not competent)55.330727.3109
🤣 (not 😊)55.362628.817
demanding (not unchallenging)55.3153336.518
slugabed (not go-getter)55.218128.212
involved (not remote)55.1147727.480
wired (not tired)55.1116024.810
monotone (not expressive)55.059932.210
private (not gregarious)54.9121925.293
ranged (not melee)54.999828.813
grounded (not fantasy-prone)54.894432.213
rough (not smooth)54.786425.889
🦇 (not 🐿)54.773228.512
sober (not indulgent)54.683228.199
goth (not flower child)54.565625.011
modest (not flamboyant)54.4102628.495
interested (not bored)54.4149527.79
unobservant (not perceptive)54.328727.619
strong identity (not social chameleon)54.3154938.610
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)54.252124.621
thrifty (not extravagant)54.297228.111
intellectual (not physical)54.1125823.5100
subdued (not exuberant)54.169330.625
manic (not mild)54.1118824.711
🎩 (not 🧢)53.7101128.511
gluttonous (not moderate)53.773335.68
disarming (not creepy)53.6144925.947
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)53.692433.816
disreputable (not prestigious)53.562529.489
overprepared (not efficient)53.336015.010
bad boy (not white knight)53.377427.913
mad-scientist (not lumberjack)53.2115524.69
slothful (not active)53.125927.383
everyman (not chosen one)53.180424.511
sarcastic (not genuine)53.091128.290
bad-cook (not good-cook)53.096334.27
air (not earth)53.052836.66
deep (not epic)52.991722.211
meaningful (not pointless)52.9163233.211
Roman (not Greek)52.898025.514
self-destructive (not self-improving)52.7105918.712
reasoned (not instinctual)52.678529.587
hesitant (not decisive)52.654228.0101
western (not eastern)52.6157428.317
respectful (not rude)52.5123025.986
perverted (not clean)52.564930.113
spirited (not lifeless)52.4164530.915
foolish (not wise)52.380525.6115
scandalous (not proper)52.3102027.383
sheeple (not conspiracist)52.249728.152
backdoor (not official)52.2109831.390
complicated (not simple)52.1145527.385
precise (not vague)52.0141629.962
pronatalist (not child free)51.963327.949
legit (not scrub)51.9159727.925
sane (not crazy)51.898824.612
off-key (not musical)51.7113924.815
hunter (not gatherer)51.7111031.024
zebra (not lion)51.781327.812
mischievous (not well behaved)51.4120430.8116
unemotional (not emotional)51.451428.810
reactive (not proactive)51.4113734.312
accurate (not off target)51.4147526.712
still (not twitchy)51.375530.319
fortunate (not unlucky)51.290424.791
lustful (not chaste)51.2118126.188
tasteful (not lewd)51.1140927.392
blessed (not cursed)51.168536.88
gossiping (not confidential)51.065832.291
underthinker (not overthinker)50.150831.314
frenzied (not sleepy)50.8184021.212
logical (not emotional)50.392324.099
flourishing (not traumatized)50.364122.012
unfaithful (not devoted)50.333026.010
Russian (not French)50.672526.012
lavish (not frugal)50.591228.496
reasonable (not deranged)50.5122724.117
nonpartisan (not activist)50.570132.510

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Lieutenant Schrank (0.809)
  2. William Rawls (0.789)
  3. Thomas Matthews (0.783)
  4. Javert (0.769)
  5. Samuel Norton (0.757)
  6. Principal Vernon (0.755)
  7. Alexander Conklin (0.747)
  8. Anthony Garcia (0.741)
  9. Nurse Mildred Ratched (0.737)
  10. Lady Catherine de Bourgh (0.734)
  1. Dory (-0.628)
  2. Luna Lovegood (-0.625)
  3. Phoebe Buffay (-0.591)
  4. Olaf (-0.584)
  5. Brittany Pierce (-0.583)
  6. Pinkie Pie (-0.56)
  7. Riley Blue (-0.553)
  8. Ruby Tiffany Sparks (-0.55)
  9. Ed (-0.545)
  10. Phil Dunphy (-0.539)

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

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


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