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Russell 'Stringer' Bell Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Russell 'Stringer' Bell 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 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
motivated (not unmotivated)99.521.613
driven (not unambitious)97.944.8112
self-disciplined (not disorganized)95.6236.4110
diligent (not lazy)95.5356.9129
alert (not oblivious)94.877.717
machiavellian (not transparent)94.335.38
coordinated (not clumsy)94.2298.3126
persistent (not quitter)94.1946.715
cool (not dorky)93.9210.017
demanding (not unchallenging)93.9357.214
pro (not noob)93.8528.913
deliberate (not spontaneous)93.5810.0115
workaholic (not slacker)93.26210.044
resourceful (not helpless)93.15410.038
charming (not awkward)92.6129.6102
😈 (not 😇)92.6397.721
guarded (not open)92.6278.7109
rhythmic (not stuttering)92.458.619
bossy (not meek)91.98412.6133
masculine (not feminine)91.710712.2142
pointed (not random)91.4297.614
bold (not shy)91.318913.2142
dominant (not submissive)91.210812.3129
stylish (not slovenly)91.24612.3126
street-smart (not sheltered)91.25614.298
valedictorian (not drop out)91.09411.316
urban (not rural)90.81417.429
studious (not goof-off)90.87716.217
assertive (not passive)90.76214.0106
go-getter (not slugabed)90.7517.511
on-time (not tardy)90.38819.118
straight (not queer)90.26318.155
serious (not playful)90.16612.4114
mighty (not puny)90.05014.5142
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)90.049.923
mature (not juvenile)89.95014.543
tall (not short)89.9449.6142
legit (not scrub)89.92810.014
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.86013.0132
businesslike (not chivalrous)89.81915.610
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)89.7719.717
suspicious (not awkward)89.6229.5127
strict (not lenient)89.55711.5137
neat (not messy)89.57213.274
important (not irrelevant)89.517816.333
rational (not whimsical)89.31915.2133
high IQ (not low IQ)89.325613.6120
high standards (not desperate)89.33912.819
alpha (not beta)89.213717.2110
eloquent (not unpolished)89.16612.3127
logical (not emotional)89.02112.9136
precise (not vague)89.03614.961
master (not apprentice)88.914816.558
competent (not incompetent)88.922615.595
intense (not lighthearted)88.81289.318
confidential (not gossiping)88.78815.6111
presidential (not folksy)88.7219.521
🧗 (not 🛌)88.6887.838
manicured (not scruffy)88.519713.886
sturdy (not flimsy)88.58113.317
hard (not soft)88.47413.9102
active (not slothful)88.416618.3130
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.411514.0130
secretive (not open-book)88.412010.925
confident (not insecure)88.210814.4122
self-assured (not self-conscious)88.22818.2109
proactive (not reactive)88.2316.413
orderly (not chaotic)88.15213.9138
distant (not touchy-feely)88.14510.414
money-focused (not love-focused)87.9758.210
perceptive (not unobservant)87.824810.118
interesting (not tiresome)87.75515.3111
decisive (not hesitant)87.511516.1115
no-nonsense (not dramatic)87.42820.444
chosen one (not everyman)87.41912.811
tactful (not indiscreet)87.41810.518
overachiever (not underachiever)87.419219.918
attractive (not repulsive)87.222317.6123
works hard (not plays hard)87.29119.4115
main character (not side character)87.225511.59
ambitious (not realistic)87.16623.516
armoured (not vulnerable)87.06215.493
badass (not weakass)87.033217.813
narcissistic (not low self esteem)86.912614.323
work-first (not family-first)86.811818.6111
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.820916.822
never cries (not often crying)86.79620.115
hard (not soft)86.011614.537
worldly (not innocent)85.913715.7141
extraordinary (not mundane)85.915514.7127
reserved (not chatty)85.89913.4136
suspicious (not trusting)85.614318.8102
entitled (not grateful)85.416611.914
sage (not whippersnapper)85.31918.818
rap (not rock)85.21512.213
rich (not poor)85.029117.4112
tight (not loose)85.010318.620
private (not gregarious)84.99717.5115
cold (not warm)84.812413.5107
healthy (not sickly)84.616218.8121
analysis (not common sense)84.65716.916
methodical (not astonishing)84.54819.3123
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)84.39712.715
competitive (not cooperative)84.131722.5118
cunning (not honorable)83.812918.6131
authoritarian (not democratic)83.812420.8122
dramatic (not comedic)83.816814.610
builder (not explorer)83.71619.6112
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)83.76820.016
stoic (not expressive)83.64917.9149
deviant (not average)83.612816.277
cautious (not impulsive)83.46718.2135
genius (not dunce)83.424115.5154
independent (not codependent)83.423122.291
ferocious (not pacifist)83.323820.8141
charming (not trusting)83.06519.6119
gendered (not androgynous)82.940324.337
jaded (not innocent)82.925712.29
egalitarian (not racist)82.856021.413
psychopath (not empath)82.815624.28
libertarian (not socialist)82.62118.9123
focused on the future (not focused on the present)82.42517.8135
complicated (not simple)82.424822.496
industrial (not domestic)82.43519.739
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)82.434423.916
chortling (not giggling)82.34623.518
contrarian (not yes-man)82.31008.88
still (not twitchy)82.14626.317
believable (not poorly-written)81.924318.816
vengeful (not forgiving)81.726519.6115
deep (not shallow)81.614120.230
factual (not exaggerating)81.612519.820
consistent (not variable)81.19525.412
stoic (not hypochondriac)81.19219.714
picky (not always down)80.811813.814
💀 (not 🎃)80.813122.029
queen (not princess)80.828228.914
cocky (not timid)80.845823.213
introspective (not not introspective)80.612020.027
neurotypical (not autistic)80.612120.8115
conspiracist (not sheeple)80.519118.272
tailor (not blacksmith)80.512519.815
opinionated (not neutral)80.561822.915
wise (not foolish)80.320518.5149
calm (not anxious)80.17524.1110
salacious (not wholesome)80.117726.313
scientific (not artistic)80.024518.4125
cruel (not kind)80.014218.5141
beautiful (not ugly)80.076025.241
cynical (not gullible)79.831617.519
OCD (not ADHD)79.717917.310
sensible (not ludicrous)79.420123.9125
paranoid (not naive)79.411119.426
good-cook (not bad-cook)79.28117.013
political (not nonpolitical)79.120025.0139
interested (not bored)78.926123.117
selfish (not altruistic)78.726823.0131
smooth (not rough)78.79023.096
chic (not cheesy)78.611024.212
resistant (not resigned)78.622823.5112
English (not German)78.440730.019
high-tech (not low-tech)78.423219.0111
efficient (not overprepared)78.49830.417
cultured (not rustic)78.319513.67
skeptical (not spiritual)78.140023.5124
winter (not summer)77.921029.316
arrogant (not humble)77.838821.9135
utilitarian (not decorative)77.817521.030
intellectual (not physical)77.747219.0126
villainous (not heroic)77.616117.1110
Roman (not Greek)77.62630.213
haunted (not blissful)77.538616.517
highbrow (not lowbrow)77.419220.595
concise (not long-winded)77.38228.614
spelunker (not claustrophobic)77.311325.419
judgemental (not accepting)77.131121.078
formal (not intimate)77.020126.831
child free (not pronatalist)76.626124.795
gloomy (not sunny)76.630711.619
vibrant (not geriatric)76.543226.517
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.416422.196
poisonous (not nurturing)76.127619.532
two-faced (not one-faced)76.120331.515
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.058423.3110
tasteful (not lewd)75.930723.7113
curious (not apathetic)75.839025.0132
cannibal (not vegan)75.725725.025
🤑 (not 🤠)75.622534.025
pensive (not serene)75.625026.17
👽 (not 🤡)75.515822.727
resolute (not wavering)75.440523.214
hoarder (not unprepared)75.216620.289
🤐 (not 😜)75.226129.419
refined (not rugged)75.137824.2124
🧠 (not 💪)75.164416.017
stubborn (not accommodating)75.068328.721
reasoned (not instinctual)74.813726.8119
prideful (not envious)74.840726.316
treasure (not trash)74.787723.438
quiet (not loud)74.627723.5114
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.616229.525
careful (not brave)74.69722.0109
demonic (not angelic)74.629121.2110
hard-work (not natural-talent)74.530024.316
sorrowful (not cheery)74.336414.9129
goth (not flower child)74.219028.214
enlightened (not lost)74.118224.616
bright (not depressed)74.022223.5131
pretentious (not unassuming)73.937626.915
humorless (not funny)73.817423.4138
technophile (not luddite)73.819923.9111
attentive (not interrupting)73.727633.810
quarrelsome (not warm)73.544221.6108
minimalist (not pack rat)73.517219.711
tense (not relaxed)73.478325.6130
angry (not good-humored)73.423217.598
outlaw (not sheriff)73.345129.2110
sexist (not feminist)73.223226.829
🐴 (not 🦄)73.134932.923
realistic (not fantastical)72.840926.415
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)72.734623.823
modern (not historical)72.635827.166
bitter (not sweet)72.436521.1113
🎩 (not 🧢)72.450131.725
exhibitionist (not bashful)72.441525.117
spicy (not mild)71.958423.9137
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.930826.1147
preppy (not punk rock)71.757628.827
mathematical (not literary)71.618725.5120
😊 (not 🤣)71.546722.711
fast (not slow)71.471326.7137
mysterious (not unambiguous)71.433828.897
creative (not conventional)71.244029.4113
down2earth (not head@clouds)71.141631.1123
sober (not indulgent)71.122827.4108
bookish (not sporty)71.073423.798
concrete (not abstract)71.036030.025
captain (not first-mate)70.955133.8118
individualist (not communal)70.949825.443
macho (not metrosexual)70.924331.624
hunter (not gatherer)70.954833.112
bad boy (not white knight)70.935633.015
vain (not demure)70.840825.4141
direct (not roundabout)70.770730.0119
Italian (not Swedish)70.631229.920
respectful (not rude)70.661222.8133
emancipated (not enslaved)70.656228.5113
patient (not impatient)70.521628.939
objective (not subjective)70.311327.634
obsessed (not aloof)70.349029.9121
empirical (not theoretical)70.015727.9141
reasonable (not deranged)69.755629.419
purple (not orange)69.527229.783
involved (not remote)69.074031.0100
disarming (not creepy)68.980126.239
debased (not pure)68.943025.2108
stable (not moody)68.817428.4127
🐘 (not 🐀)68.829529.730
unemotional (not emotional)68.716731.66
receiving (not giving)68.636027.212
washed (not muddy)68.565832.818
sad (not happy)68.359918.8138
musical (not off-key)68.327729.018
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.258325.136
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)68.242726.122
🌟 (not 💩)67.6107133.021
miserable (not joyful)67.563616.818
rigid (not flexible)67.452831.1126
🥶 (not 🥵)67.425033.917
mad (not glad)67.458719.614
fighter (not lover)67.348931.519
normal (not weird)67.227923.8122
specialist (not generalist)67.150031.229
earth (not air)67.057532.915
opinionated (not jealous)67.094933.120
rebellious (not obedient)66.982629.3131
🐩 (not 🐒)66.953530.323
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)66.845629.3109
sexual (not asexual)66.885632.09
antagonist (not protagonist)66.824233.913
kinky (not vanilla)66.749924.8109
profound (not ironic)66.728026.019
subdued (not exuberant)66.625330.520
western (not eastern)65.862535.531
civilized (not barbaric)65.396224.9112
corporate (not freelance)65.342332.914
🦇 (not 🐿)65.243036.525
vintage (not trendy)65.295924.99
atheist (not theist)65.167830.135
flourishing (not traumatized)64.920126.819
thinker (not doer)64.824326.117
slow-talking (not fast-talking)64.725423.817
thick (not thin)64.439824.979
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.341632.035
edgy (not politically correct)64.270327.9125
genuine (not sarcastic)64.163229.7111
feisty (not gracious)63.797028.8119
realist (not idealist)63.756133.140
🤖 (not 👻)63.743434.220
extreme (not moderate)63.489328.8106
normie (not freak)63.346722.613
quirky (not predictable)63.354929.811
lustful (not chaste)62.970429.3127
fresh (not stinky)62.9105036.623
statist (not anarchist)62.757536.022
🧕 (not 💃)62.626431.725
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.457827.2129
serious (not bold)62.449032.2135
💔 (not 💝)62.350630.221
night owl (not morning lark)61.885433.459
open-minded (not close-minded)61.885628.194
👟 (not 🥾)61.763633.424
stingy (not generous)61.547627.411
modest (not flamboyant)61.377426.2110
multicolored (not monochrome)61.059631.735
traitorous (not loyal)60.929632.0134
self-improving (not self-destructive)60.956130.916
permanent (not transient)60.867332.034
tautology (not oxymoron)60.614828.58
prestigious (not disreputable)60.1100329.689
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)59.851532.732
practical (not imaginative)59.798531.590
backdoor (not official)59.778331.6113
unfixable (not fixable)59.644332.821
cryptic (not straightforward)59.526731.6128
sane (not crazy)59.468430.716
🐮 (not 🐷)59.477930.227
🤺 (not 🏌)59.0124835.321
varied (not repetitive)58.936829.948
factual (not poetic)58.984735.317
mischievous (not well behaved)58.895035.0109
😏 (not 😬)58.884734.222
deep (not epic)58.756736.217
gamer (not non-gamer)58.150532.713
indie (not pop)58.1104229.514
biased (not impartial)58.0124929.5120
leisurely (not hurried)58.048528.997
existentialist (not nihilist)57.5102931.638
romantic (not dispassionate)57.4123334.117
devoted (not unfaithful)57.4155034.719
conservative (not liberal)57.349221.520
reclusive (not social)57.068829.432
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)56.661032.627
introvert (not extrovert)56.564128.7121
cat person (not dog person)56.578034.610
🐐 (not 🦒)56.3113736.341
loveable (not punchable)56.3112328.426
fortunate (not unlucky)56.269530.0134
🧐 (not 😎)56.174334.522
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.0104730.2114
proper (not scandalous)55.882530.181
playful (not shy)55.6129125.9100
ranged (not melee)55.690232.311
hipster (not basic)55.559526.3109
equitable (not hypocritical)55.592434.754
trolling (not triggered)55.442324.014
unpatriotic (not patriotic)55.334930.215
frenzied (not sleepy)55.3161420.719
genocidal (not not genocidal)55.143528.614
jock (not nerd)54.974127.0115
avant-garde (not classical)54.965634.032
real (not philosophical)54.8121228.283
clean (not perverted)54.8123631.013
wild (not tame)54.6110028.792
dry (not moist)54.683037.212
😀 (not 😭)54.582132.918
fearmongering (not reassuring)54.567334.011
complimentary (not insulting)54.399627.930
reliable (not experimental)54.298534.521
heathen (not devout)54.173932.0105
unorthodox (not traditional)54.0104232.333
oppressed (not privileged)53.959528.625
insider (not outsider)53.476435.288
zany (not regular)53.2105334.818
🥰 (not 🙃)53.298328.816
Coke (not Pepsi)53.089638.812
young (not old)52.9121021.7111
compersive (not jealous)52.891732.2110
plastic (not wooden)52.640634.516
frank (not sugarcoated)52.3154235.115
thrifty (not extravagant)52.299328.79
centrist (not radical)52.277331.310
monastic (not hedonist)52.175534.212
fire (not water)52.1118733.226
🤔 (not 🤫)52.0119637.811
chill (not offended)51.977232.018
flirtatious (not prudish)51.9106730.612
Russian (not French)51.864833.811
frugal (not lavish)51.5108930.7120
🥳 (not 🥴)51.577329.522
literal (not metaphorical)51.4132629.7116
animalistic (not human)51.449530.8110
arcane (not mainstream)51.2115833.0102
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.294135.776
soulless (not soulful)51.246232.440
🎨 (not 🏀)51.2120328.917
expressive (not monotone)50.1128437.511
crafty (not scholarly)50.8121730.296
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.798330.6113
📉 (not 📈)50.353439.220
circular (not linear)50.793034.533

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 Russell 'Stringer' Bell based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Gus Fring (0.878)
  2. Michael Corleone (0.848)
  3. Mr. Saito (0.831)
  4. Charlotte Hale (0.821)
  5. Jessica Pearson (0.82)
  6. Patty Hewes (0.805)
  7. Thomas Shelby (0.804)
  8. Nick Fury (0.797)
  9. Stella Gibson (0.79)
  10. Carolyn Martens (0.788)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.699)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.686)
  3. Denny (-0.644)
  4. Patrick Star (-0.622)
  5. Barney Gumble (-0.614)
  6. Mike McLintock (-0.613)
  7. Buster Bluth (-0.609)
  8. Philip J. Fry (-0.606)
  9. Rex (-0.603)
  10. Lenny (-0.59)

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 Russell 'Stringer' Bell to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Russell 'Stringer' Bell is described identify as.

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


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