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Russell 'Stringer' Bell Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 1,750 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)99.221.99
driven (not unambitious)97.944.8112
self-disciplined (not disorganized)95.6196.4110
diligent (not lazy)95.4326.9127
alert (not oblivious)94.487.816
machiavellian (not transparent)94.355.38
coordinated (not clumsy)94.2198.3126
businesslike (not chivalrous)94.258.69
money-focused (not love-focused)94.2166.05
pro (not noob)93.8448.913
cool (not dorky)93.6310.216
persistent (not quitter)93.61036.814
deliberate (not spontaneous)93.5510.0115
demanding (not unchallenging)93.5347.313
workaholic (not slacker)93.15710.043
resourceful (not helpless)93.14810.236
😈 (not 😇)92.7317.920
rhythmic (not stuttering)92.758.917
charming (not awkward)92.6149.6102
guarded (not open)92.5258.7108
stylish (not slovenly)91.9309.4125
bossy (not meek)91.97412.6133
masculine (not feminine)91.79512.2141
mature (not juvenile)91.7218.742
bold (not shy)91.317813.2142
dominant (not submissive)91.210312.3129
straight (not queer)91.23816.754
pointed (not random)91.2257.913
street-smart (not sheltered)91.14814.397
go-getter (not slugabed)91.1397.810
valedictorian (not drop out)91.08311.316
urban (not rural)90.81117.429
assertive (not passive)90.76214.0106
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)90.659.621
on-time (not tardy)90.38419.118
studious (not goof-off)90.27416.516
serious (not playful)90.15112.4114
mighty (not puny)90.04314.5141
legit (not scrub)89.92510.014
tall (not short)89.8389.8134
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.74913.1130
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)89.7689.717
strict (not lenient)89.55011.5137
suspicious (not awkward)89.5229.5126
neat (not messy)89.56513.274
important (not irrelevant)89.514416.333
intense (not lighthearted)89.4939.716
rational (not whimsical)89.31515.2133
high IQ (not low IQ)89.322313.6120
competent (not incompetent)89.218015.394
alpha (not beta)89.111817.3109
eloquent (not unpolished)89.15612.3127
logical (not emotional)89.01712.9136
master (not apprentice)88.913216.558
precise (not vague)88.73615.059
confidential (not gossiping)88.76615.6111
presidential (not folksy)88.7209.521
high standards (not desperate)88.73912.918
chosen one (not everyman)88.7912.710
🧗 (not 🛌)88.6637.838
perceptive (not unobservant)88.617910.416
manicured (not scruffy)88.516813.886
sturdy (not flimsy)88.56413.317
hard (not soft)88.46413.9102
active (not slothful)88.413518.3130
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.410014.0130
secretive (not open-book)88.310611.124
orderly (not chaotic)88.24513.8136
confident (not insecure)88.210014.4122
distant (not touchy-feely)88.13610.414
self-assured (not self-conscious)88.02618.3107
tactful (not indiscreet)87.9109.516
interesting (not tiresome)87.74915.3111
decisive (not hesitant)87.59716.1115
no-nonsense (not dramatic)87.42320.444
attractive (not repulsive)87.219717.6123
works hard (not plays hard)87.27719.4115
ambitious (not realistic)87.15323.516
armoured (not vulnerable)87.05415.493
badass (not weakass)87.028617.813
narcissistic (not low self esteem)86.911714.323
work-first (not family-first)86.89918.6111
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.818216.822
rap (not rock)86.41111.511
proactive (not reactive)86.0417.810
worldly (not innocent)85.912215.8140
extraordinary (not mundane)85.913514.7127
overachiever (not underachiever)85.921220.516
reserved (not chatty)85.88013.4136
still (not twitchy)85.81222.616
hard (not soft)85.610514.536
suspicious (not trusting)85.612918.8101
entitled (not grateful)85.414711.914
rich (not poor)85.026017.4112
private (not gregarious)84.97317.5115
cold (not warm)84.811213.5107
stoic (not hypochondriac)84.7269.211
never cries (not often crying)84.712220.813
healthy (not sickly)84.614618.8121
methodical (not astonishing)84.54719.3123
sage (not whippersnapper)84.51519.017
factual (not exaggerating)84.55416.117
authoritarian (not democratic)84.310419.8120
tight (not loose)84.211019.218
competitive (not cooperative)84.127522.5118
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)84.15020.615
analysis (not common sense)84.04719.711
stoic (not expressive)83.93717.4147
cunning (not honorable)83.811918.6131
dramatic (not comedic)83.813914.610
queen (not princess)83.718527.710
deviant (not average)83.611516.277
builder (not explorer)83.61519.7111
genius (not dunce)83.519315.5153
cautious (not impulsive)83.45318.2135
independent (not codependent)83.419622.291
ferocious (not pacifist)83.320420.8140
cultured (not rustic)83.2779.25
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)83.29612.514
💀 (not 🎃)83.18418.828
focused on the future (not focused on the present)83.02016.5134
charming (not trusting)83.05919.6119
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)82.928724.615
egalitarian (not racist)82.846421.413
libertarian (not socialist)82.51818.9122
chic (not cheesy)82.55421.411
complicated (not simple)82.420222.496
gendered (not androgynous)82.437524.536
industrial (not domestic)82.42419.739
chortling (not giggling)82.35023.518
contrarian (not yes-man)82.28110.16
winter (not summer)82.210023.813
believable (not poorly-written)81.920018.816
vengeful (not forgiving)81.722719.6115
deep (not shallow)81.611820.230
jaded (not innocent)81.626212.38
cocky (not timid)80.840223.213
English (not German)80.721729.218
introspective (not not introspective)80.69220.027
neurotypical (not autistic)80.611420.8115
washed (not muddy)80.614722.19
conspiracist (not sheeple)80.516618.272
tailor (not blacksmith)80.510519.815
opinionated (not neutral)80.552622.915
wise (not foolish)80.317018.5149
calm (not anxious)80.36324.2109
psychopath (not empath)80.317024.97
salacious (not wholesome)80.116226.313
scientific (not artistic)80.020718.5124
cruel (not kind)80.012218.5141
sensible (not ludicrous)79.915323.4124
beautiful (not ugly)79.964525.540
OCD (not ADHD)79.716117.310
consistent (not variable)79.411525.911
interested (not bored)79.219623.816
political (not nonpolitical)79.118425.1138
selfish (not altruistic)79.023322.5129
haunted (not blissful)78.629816.416
resistant (not resigned)78.618823.5112
paranoid (not naive)78.610919.425
smooth (not rough)78.57323.095
picky (not always down)78.515314.011
high-tech (not low-tech)78.319419.1110
skeptical (not spiritual)78.134623.5124
arrogant (not humble)77.833922.0134
utilitarian (not decorative)77.814721.030
villainous (not heroic)77.614517.1110
Roman (not Greek)77.62530.213
intellectual (not physical)77.540719.0125
highbrow (not lowbrow)77.418420.793
spelunker (not claustrophobic)77.29126.617
efficient (not overprepared)77.111630.916
judgemental (not accepting)77.026421.177
formal (not intimate)76.917027.729
vibrant (not geriatric)76.636426.714
child free (not pronatalist)76.622524.795
gloomy (not sunny)76.625511.619
cosmopolitan (not provincial)76.415222.196
open to new experinces (not uncreative)76.048223.3110
tasteful (not lewd)75.926123.7113
curious (not apathetic)75.832125.0132
two-faced (not one-faced)75.818538.310
cannibal (not vegan)75.723825.025
pensive (not serene)75.620426.17
👽 (not 🤡)75.512722.727
concise (not long-winded)75.58630.112
poisonous (not nurturing)75.424419.431
resolute (not wavering)75.433723.214
good-cook (not bad-cook)75.311218.19
cynical (not gullible)75.338517.514
hoarder (not unprepared)75.213820.289
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.224424.915
minimalist (not pack rat)75.111020.19
🧠 (not 💪)75.155016.017
refined (not rugged)75.032624.3123
reasoned (not instinctual)74.611126.9118
🤑 (not 🤠)74.622834.424
careful (not brave)74.68622.0109
demonic (not angelic)74.624521.2110
technophile (not luddite)74.615923.4109
quiet (not loud)74.322923.7111
sorrowful (not cheery)74.330314.9129
treasure (not trash)74.277523.637
humorless (not funny)74.114122.8136
enlightened (not lost)74.115024.616
pretentious (not unassuming)73.932226.915
quarrelsome (not warm)73.838921.5107
🤐 (not 😜)73.824629.618
stubborn (not accommodating)73.863728.820
bright (not depressed)73.819523.5130
attentive (not interrupting)73.723933.810
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.715829.824
tense (not relaxed)73.467125.6130
angry (not good-humored)73.418617.598
outlaw (not sheriff)73.338729.2110
sexist (not feminist)73.220826.829
🐴 (not 🦄)73.129432.923
exhibitionist (not bashful)72.934425.716
modern (not historical)72.531127.365
prideful (not envious)72.548327.513
bitter (not sweet)72.431921.1113
spicy (not mild)71.950323.9137
thick-skinned (not sensitive)71.926526.1147
creative (not conventional)71.836128.8112
mathematical (not literary)71.616125.5120
😊 (not 🤣)71.537722.711
realistic (not fantastical)71.539627.813
bookish (not sporty)71.461623.096
mysterious (not unambiguous)71.428828.897
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.433623.622
fast (not slow)71.359326.8136
sober (not indulgent)71.319027.3106
preppy (not punk rock)71.351429.326
emancipated (not enslaved)71.246028.0111
🎩 (not 🧢)71.244531.824
down2earth (not head@clouds)71.135831.1123
captain (not first-mate)70.945433.8118
individualist (not communal)70.943025.443
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)70.930922.520
hunter (not gatherer)70.946733.112
bad boy (not white knight)70.931133.015
direct (not roundabout)70.761230.0119
vain (not demure)70.637325.4140
Italian (not Swedish)70.628229.920
goth (not flower child)70.620129.411
respectful (not rude)70.651222.8133
patient (not impatient)70.519028.939
objective (not subjective)70.39227.634
obsessed (not aloof)70.341329.9121
sexual (not asexual)70.164032.48
empirical (not theoretical)70.013727.9141
concrete (not abstract)69.834830.024
reasonable (not deranged)69.748229.419
debased (not pure)69.636624.9106
macho (not metrosexual)69.624131.723
purple (not orange)69.521329.783
involved (not remote)69.162830.998
subdued (not exuberant)68.815729.719
stable (not moody)68.714328.5126
antagonist (not protagonist)68.619235.111
sad (not happy)68.350018.8138
musical (not off-key)68.323029.018
tautology (not oxymoron)68.23721.35
🐘 (not 🐀)68.127629.929
fearmongering (not reassuring)68.132027.87
profound (not ironic)68.119326.617
disarming (not creepy)67.973326.637
rigid (not flexible)67.445431.1126
mad (not glad)67.451119.614
thinker (not doer)67.416921.215
normal (not weird)67.225323.8122
inspiring (not cringeworthy)67.251725.334
specialist (not generalist)67.141031.229
🦇 (not 🐿)67.033236.224
earth (not air)67.050932.915
kinky (not vanilla)66.942624.9108
🐩 (not 🐒)66.945030.323
rebellious (not obedient)66.671029.3130
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)66.539029.3108
atheist (not theist)66.253229.934
miserable (not joyful)66.257816.417
🌟 (not 💩)66.094033.020
🥶 (not 🥵)65.825934.316
realist (not idealist)65.344832.139
civilized (not barbaric)65.282825.1110
flourishing (not traumatized)64.917126.819
receiving (not giving)64.938830.49
western (not eastern)64.754835.530
slow-talking (not fast-talking)64.720723.817
vintage (not trendy)64.682826.48
thick (not thin)64.434924.979
fighter (not lover)64.448332.117
🤖 (not 👻)64.435334.919
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)64.334432.035
edgy (not politically correct)64.260427.9125
genuine (not sarcastic)64.151229.7111
unemotional (not emotional)64.021043.43
extreme (not moderate)63.876428.7105
corporate (not freelance)63.839533.713
quirky (not predictable)63.844431.210
feisty (not gracious)63.784128.8119
opinionated (not jealous)63.694934.014
normie (not freak)63.339922.613
lustful (not chaste)63.060329.0125
fresh (not stinky)62.990136.623
statist (not anarchist)62.749636.022
🧕 (not 💃)62.621431.725
night owl (not morning lark)62.571433.358
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)62.451727.2129
serious (not bold)62.442432.2135
💔 (not 💝)62.343430.221
🤺 (not 🏌)61.994833.720
open-minded (not close-minded)61.871428.194
👟 (not 🥾)61.753733.424
factual (not poetic)61.663434.716
stingy (not generous)61.542327.411
modest (not flamboyant)61.365826.2110
conservative (not liberal)61.334720.817
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)61.138632.829
multicolored (not monochrome)61.050631.735
self-improving (not self-destructive)61.045631.915
romantic (not dispassionate)60.992432.016
permanent (not transient)60.859032.034
traitorous (not loyal)60.726232.1133
prestigious (not disreputable)60.185829.689
practical (not imaginative)59.784031.590
backdoor (not official)59.768231.6113
unfixable (not fixable)59.639032.821
cryptic (not straightforward)59.523331.6128
sane (not crazy)59.456930.716
🐮 (not 🐷)59.463730.227
devoted (not unfaithful)59.4126631.414
😏 (not 😬)58.870434.222
deep (not epic)58.746536.217
existentialist (not nihilist)58.683031.237
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)58.446732.026
mischievous (not well behaved)58.382635.1107
varied (not repetitive)58.332129.947
gamer (not non-gamer)58.143032.713
biased (not impartial)58.0105229.5120
leisurely (not hurried)58.043228.997
indie (not pop)57.789230.311
cat person (not dog person)57.562135.98
fire (not water)57.488433.918
reclusive (not social)57.057729.432
🐐 (not 🦒)56.793336.640
fortunate (not unlucky)56.558229.9133
introvert (not extrovert)56.554028.7121
avant-garde (not classical)56.550233.331
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.088630.2114
proper (not scandalous)55.870530.181
sugarcoated (not frank)55.723834.89
playful (not shy)55.6111125.9100
complimentary (not insulting)55.679527.629
ranged (not melee)55.677032.311
hipster (not basic)55.547926.3109
loveable (not punchable)55.596528.625
trolling (not triggered)55.435824.014
unpatriotic (not patriotic)55.327830.215
thrifty (not extravagant)55.374927.86
unorthodox (not traditional)55.283832.132
🧐 (not 😎)55.265335.121
equitable (not hypocritical)54.978934.753
jock (not nerd)54.863327.1114
real (not philosophical)54.8103528.283
clean (not perverted)54.8103031.013
frenzied (not sleepy)54.7140521.118
wild (not tame)54.693528.792
dry (not moist)54.670537.212
heathen (not devout)54.163532.0105
oppressed (not privileged)53.948728.625
genocidal (not not genocidal)53.841429.313
😀 (not 😭)53.773933.115
insider (not outsider)53.464635.288
zany (not regular)53.290434.818
🥰 (not 🙃)53.281328.816
Coke (not Pepsi)53.077538.812
young (not old)52.9101321.7111
reliable (not experimental)52.986835.919
compersive (not jealous)52.676032.2109
monastic (not hedonist)52.161734.212
🤔 (not 🤫)52.0102037.811
circular (not linear)51.974234.432
Russian (not French)51.855333.811
wooden (not plastic)51.7125136.011
frugal (not lavish)51.590930.7120
🥳 (not 🥴)51.567029.522
animalistic (not human)51.443130.8110
radical (not centrist)51.392625.87
🎨 (not 🏀)51.2102528.917
literal (not metaphorical)51.1114129.7115
prudish (not flirtatious)51.171331.211
mainstream (not arcane)50.170633.1101
expressive (not monotone)50.1108339.410
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.884735.775
crafty (not scholarly)50.8101630.395
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.785930.6113
📉 (not 📈)50.345639.220
chill (not offended)50.669033.016
soulful (not soulless)50.5128832.639

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 (0.873)
  2. Michael Corleone (0.848)
  3. Mr. Saito (0.832)
  4. Jessica Pearson (0.817)
  5. Charlotte Hale (0.814)
  6. Thomas Shelby (0.798)
  7. Patty Hewes (0.798)
  8. Nick Fury (0.797)
  9. Carolyn Martens (0.794)
  10. Stella Gibson (0.787)
  1. Kevin Malone (-0.699)
  2. Nelson Bighetti (-0.683)
  3. Denny (-0.635)
  4. Barney Gumble (-0.612)
  5. Mike McLintock (-0.612)
  6. Buster Bluth (-0.608)
  7. Philip J. Fry (-0.602)
  8. Rex (-0.6)
  9. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (-0.582)
  10. Bob Pinciotti (-0.581)

Personality types

Personality types according to various systems can be derived from the character's traits. Profiles for a personality type were computed by averaging together all responses from people who took the test and reported a given personality type and then this composite was matched to each of those profiles as if it was its own character (as was done above). Listed closest to worst match.



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