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Norman Wilson Descriptive Personality Statistics

Norman Wilson 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
English (not German)92.3910.59
perceptive (not unobservant)91.8749.020
pointed (not random)89.5529.610
pro (not noob)87.521614.517
sturdy (not flimsy)86.011614.012
earth (not air)85.93511.88
high IQ (not low IQ)85.836313.382
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.814817.111
cultured (not rustic)85.6468.75
self-disciplined (not disorganized)85.430714.084
intellectual (not physical)84.719513.384
not genocidal (not genocidal)84.319522.07
🧠 (not 💪)84.224312.29
never cries (not often crying)84.113211.214
mature (not juvenile)83.815112.832
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.828214.010
on-time (not tardy)83.826716.110
reassuring (not fearmongering)83.85910.15
realistic (not fantastical)83.68410.68
street-smart (not sheltered)83.523916.365
patient (not impatient)83.15220.622
coordinated (not clumsy)82.731714.585
consistent (not variable)82.76015.116
sensible (not ludicrous)82.59612.982
patriotic (not unpatriotic)82.413614.014
wise (not foolish)82.014414.587
alert (not oblivious)81.825617.514
everyman (not chosen one)81.82910.55
persistent (not quitter)81.783712.38
believable (not poorly-written)81.522110.411
queen (not princess)81.324911.34
confident (not insecure)81.131119.585
scheduled (not spontaneous)80.924815.979
eloquent (not unpolished)80.826013.877
deliberate (not spontaneous)80.426013.179
non-gamer (not gamer)80.418029.69
resolute (not wavering)80.119216.417
old (not young)80.116712.093
resourceful (not helpless)80.057321.925
motivated (not unmotivated)80.07943.33
down2earth (not head@clouds)79.914416.767
civilized (not barbaric)79.837018.671
sane (not crazy)79.89519.217
vintage (not trendy)79.730612.113
master (not apprentice)79.639918.127
diligent (not lazy)79.584218.184
no-nonsense (not dramatic)79.110020.126
competent (not incompetent)78.862116.672
workaholic (not slacker)78.864018.531
valedictorian (not drop out)78.743910.420
introspective (not not introspective)78.515420.628
soulful (not soulless)78.253320.627
calm (not anxious)78.28517.685
orderly (not chaotic)78.025719.984
statist (not anarchist)77.98014.020
legit (not scrub)77.739019.319
cautious (not impulsive)77.617212.781
bookish (not sporty)77.647517.079
concrete (not abstract)77.613316.315
sage (not whippersnapper)77.36321.115
worldly (not innocent)77.245023.389
tall (not short)77.224618.880
political (not nonpolitical)77.121725.375
human (not animalistic)77.047322.478
tactful (not indiscreet)77.01936.78
egalitarian (not racist)77.077418.78
works hard (not plays hard)76.841920.180
high standards (not desperate)76.828816.45
genius (not dunce)76.839114.984
urban (not rural)76.834524.418
chortling (not giggling)76.816524.08
logical (not emotional)76.716418.888
work-first (not family-first)76.728518.379
neat (not messy)76.641320.445
studious (not goof-off)76.255516.35
methodical (not astonishing)76.120217.687
still (not twitchy)76.18510.08
treasure (not trash)76.071422.021
frank (not sugarcoated)76.048421.88
efficient (not overprepared)75.915024.220
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.437120.763
masculine (not feminine)75.056518.678
proactive (not reactive)75.02610.68
😏 (not 😬)74.924925.415
rhythmic (not stuttering)74.94719.916
charming (not awkward)74.843318.596
thick-skinned (not sensitive)74.320922.491
predictable (not quirky)74.311222.57
asexual (not sexual)74.211715.16
reasoned (not instinctual)74.111923.282
deep (not shallow)74.035120.914
thrifty (not extravagant)73.916624.09
rational (not whimsical)73.836121.988
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)73.824618.411
enlightened (not lost)73.816422.521
straight (not queer)73.669722.430
driven (not unambitious)73.6101118.381
nurturing (not poisonous)73.547117.821
historical (not modern)73.423618.436
opinionated (not jealous)73.252221.49
smooth (not rough)72.918820.391
stylish (not slovenly)72.850021.476
precise (not vague)72.744823.660
tailor (not blacksmith)72.737113.78
armoured (not vulnerable)72.646121.670
direct (not roundabout)72.555623.676
gendered (not androgynous)72.596028.825
decisive (not hesitant)72.461517.169
self-improving (not self-destructive)72.319021.520
demanding (not unchallenging)72.278218.413
interesting (not tiresome)72.159219.184
prideful (not envious)72.051911.17
linear (not circular)71.98922.814
mighty (not puny)71.663216.794
stable (not moody)71.511119.880
neurotypical (not autistic)71.361221.081
stoic (not expressive)71.222020.987
skeptical (not spiritual)71.164120.781
reasonable (not deranged)71.144222.813
builder (not explorer)70.921123.052
formal (not intimate)70.930620.217
hard-work (not natural-talent)70.939218.714
manicured (not scruffy)70.771022.571
loyal (not traitorous)70.696923.482
penny-pincher (not overspender)70.627017.320
OCD (not ADHD)70.651316.511
realist (not idealist)70.430524.537
sober (not indulgent)70.322622.286
attentive (not interrupting)70.334521.07
exhibitionist (not bashful)70.244416.46
jaded (not innocent)70.163037.77
confidential (not gossiping)70.069724.067
paranoid (not naive)70.037912.88
cynical (not gullible)70.055221.08
clean (not perverted)69.866429.016
stoic (not hypochondriac)69.834229.56
tasteful (not lewd)69.651823.173
loveable (not punchable)69.553717.119
badass (not weakass)69.586223.811
Italian (not Swedish)69.43167.35
thinker (not doer)69.414328.28
hard (not soft)69.349118.861
fresh (not stinky)69.275524.126
objective (not subjective)69.111923.421
serious (not playful)69.162822.986
emancipated (not enslaved)69.157222.385
tight (not loose)69.160928.814
prestigious (not disreputable)69.055522.666
dog person (not cat person)69.036122.66
bold (not shy)68.8109920.488
purple (not orange)68.823622.463
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.848621.728
musical (not off-key)68.823421.19
highbrow (not lowbrow)68.746720.075
sheriff (not outlaw)68.741824.070
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.735523.311
good-cook (not bad-cook)68.722712.24
prudish (not flirtatious)68.62638.17
guarded (not open)68.682321.977
suspicious (not awkward)68.462722.174
moderate (not extreme)68.418021.476
chill (not offended)68.221222.615
nerd (not jock)68.163618.992
devoted (not unfaithful)68.0110931.010
first-mate (not captain)67.948628.264
suspicious (not trusting)67.854323.966
child free (not pronatalist)67.853224.540
🎩 (not 🧢)67.753726.012
insider (not outsider)67.619429.655
ranged (not melee)67.618920.912
hoarder (not unprepared)67.044219.148
one-faced (not two-faced)67.075426.29
tame (not wild)66.931421.878
utilitarian (not decorative)66.956022.218
cool (not dorky)66.855431.86
liberal (not conservative)66.858419.59
permanent (not transient)66.739024.721
compersive (not jealous)66.634222.150
refined (not rugged)66.558923.5102
healthy (not sickly)66.584220.966
😇 (not 😈)66.551624.323
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.381527.312
stubborn (not accommodating)66.390823.66
quiet (not loud)66.241926.684
specialist (not generalist)66.147331.517
cocky (not timid)65.986819.010
factual (not exaggerating)65.946437.27
strict (not lenient)65.857222.493
independent (not codependent)65.774126.970
charming (not trusting)65.549323.855
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)65.544324.36
bright (not depressed)65.343625.166
proper (not scandalous)65.350626.566
concise (not long-winded)65.333030.99
practical (not imaginative)65.170124.775
complicated (not simple)65.178724.376
serious (not bold)65.036524.476
profound (not ironic)64.929926.713
involved (not remote)64.687222.773
disarming (not creepy)64.687622.636
go-getter (not slugabed)64.6116619.35
white knight (not bad boy)64.667226.612
good-humored (not angry)64.561421.064
slow-talking (not fast-talking)64.521924.312
poetic (not factual)64.534322.215
respectful (not rude)64.470423.9108
kind (not cruel)64.496822.477
winter (not summer)64.446725.38
beautiful (not ugly)64.4112721.321
📈 (not 📉)64.464628.015
basic (not hipster)64.258625.581
rich (not poor)64.072321.668
unassuming (not pretentious)64.027922.28
secretive (not open-book)64.077422.921
pensive (not serene)64.089420.29
grateful (not entitled)64.049619.65
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.948023.563
opinionated (not neutral)63.9125116.510
careful (not brave)63.825025.975
👽 (not 🤡)63.847416.613
flourishing (not traumatized)63.820918.96
thin (not thick)63.763726.248
dominant (not submissive)63.689623.792
dry (not moist)63.640523.917
🌟 (not 💩)63.4104425.612
😊 (not 🤣)63.371122.412
real (not philosophical)63.173725.654
Coke (not Pepsi)63.124234.99
devout (not heathen)63.053524.376
frugal (not lavish)62.957523.675
active (not slothful)62.9121825.075
empirical (not theoretical)62.739327.767
distant (not touchy-feely)62.762012.06
protagonist (not antagonist)62.699521.512
monotone (not expressive)62.630330.810
assertive (not passive)62.598823.466
charismatic (not uninspiring)62.4112026.989
reserved (not chatty)62.357924.779
regular (not zany)62.333329.214
machiavellian (not transparent)62.351928.58
modest (not flamboyant)62.264824.993
cosmopolitan (not provincial)62.152626.179
narcissistic (not low self esteem)62.069515.916
picky (not always down)62.060825.46
scientific (not artistic)61.864322.482
curious (not apathetic)61.893625.780
hard (not soft)61.868323.131
heroic (not villainous)61.7105423.267
important (not irrelevant)61.7125327.318
overachiever (not underachiever)61.6115025.78
empath (not psychopath)61.585920.411
chaste (not lustful)61.441022.776
angelic (not demonic)61.274222.882
private (not gregarious)61.181325.080
🙃 (not 🥰)61.051021.923
normal (not weird)60.940923.892
open to new experinces (not uncreative)60.9103624.657
analysis (not common sense)60.962419.37
demure (not vain)60.852225.767
open-minded (not close-minded)60.877224.861
French (not Russian)60.870818.96
funny (not humorless)60.776825.566
social (not reclusive)60.767531.718
sleepy (not frenzied)60.57022.019
extraordinary (not mundane)60.496826.065
conspiracist (not sheeple)60.385421.756
classical (not avant-garde)60.368425.317
🤐 (not 😜)60.362331.812
stingy (not generous)60.245932.08
businesslike (not chivalrous)60.261928.56
democratic (not authoritarian)60.169426.880
gloomy (not sunny)60.171722.216
fortunate (not unlucky)60.048321.373
reliable (not experimental)60.070333.58
altruistic (not selfish)59.976726.381
🐮 (not 🐷)59.963018.914
sorrowful (not cheery)59.779722.795
attractive (not repulsive)59.7113218.488
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)59.746323.868
unemotional (not emotional)59.728323.08
deep (not epic)59.444726.810
monastic (not hedonist)59.333321.812
🤠 (not 🤑)59.383719.38
straightforward (not cryptic)59.199530.475
🤖 (not 👻)59.052124.920
chic (not cheesy)59.055923.66
centrist (not radical)59.040628.63
🧗 (not 🛌)58.989024.521
bossy (not meek)58.8106126.170
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)58.873032.912
leisurely (not hurried)58.742624.864
interested (not bored)58.6108124.817
well behaved (not mischievous)58.357129.877
🥶 (not 🥵)58.148519.615
🐒 (not 🐩)58.057121.86
triggered (not trolling)58.097434.96
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)58.091217.97
🎃 (not 💀)57.959927.410
obedient (not rebellious)57.550324.563
industrial (not domestic)57.564826.122
preppy (not punk rock)57.587929.916
mad (not glad)57.480914.58
washed (not muddy)57.393533.912
low-tech (not high-tech)57.269725.076
equitable (not hypocritical)57.273528.342
wooden (not plastic)57.2109619.65
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)56.961226.523
playful (not shy)56.8110622.865
repetitive (not varied)56.882726.027
night owl (not morning lark)56.792329.945
average (not deviant)56.744924.745
Roman (not Greek)56.755218.66
pop (not indie)56.740621.13
intense (not lighthearted)56.6105829.014
sad (not happy)56.392623.183
💝 (not 💔)56.374729.624
western (not eastern)56.1110933.416
atheist (not theist)56.092030.614
giving (not receiving)56.095225.37
love-focused (not money-focused)56.0107032.93
luddite (not technophile)55.968524.053
focused on the future (not focused on the present)55.854628.471
insulting (not complimentary)55.765624.627
dispassionate (not romantic)55.737629.915
🤔 (not 🤫)55.689824.112
forgiving (not vengeful)55.577724.061
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)55.472232.416
cannibal (not vegan)55.470522.711
realistic (not ambitious)55.447929.713
traditional (not unorthodox)55.364427.325
sexist (not feminist)55.245419.911
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)55.298429.818
🏌 (not 🤺)55.029129.916
tautology (not oxymoron)55.032235.04
multicolored (not monochrome)54.971232.022
vanilla (not kinky)54.875021.970
pure (not debased)54.882624.065
🐴 (not 🦄)54.887031.112
oppressed (not privileged)54.847623.217
contrarian (not yes-man)54.898023.55
minimalist (not pack rat)54.781626.517
🧐 (not 😎)54.768320.113
corporate (not freelance)54.761427.518
lover (not fighter)54.776022.510
socialist (not libertarian)54.635528.454
haunted (not blissful)54.6110823.68
salacious (not wholesome)54.563327.111
hunter (not gatherer)54.386327.211
nihilist (not existentialist)54.241030.123
vibrant (not geriatric)54.2117322.016
rigid (not flexible)54.187127.064
arcane (not mainstream)54.089126.263
honorable (not cunning)53.995027.7107
pacifist (not ferocious)53.759225.687
🥳 (not 🥴)53.761022.412
obsessed (not aloof)53.6118026.377
accepting (not judgemental)53.573526.545
gracious (not feisty)53.441628.379
scholarly (not crafty)53.262628.490
literal (not metaphorical)53.1109028.359
impartial (not biased)53.026528.271
fixable (not unfixable)53.0103632.017
😀 (not 😭)52.879623.710
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.784329.671
official (not backdoor)52.771627.863
creative (not conventional)52.689926.581
politically correct (not edgy)52.668227.672
dramatic (not comedic)52.6116629.58
arrogant (not humble)52.592629.480
warm (not quarrelsome)52.574725.574
rap (not rock)52.520422.213
mysterious (not unambiguous)52.471826.189
🐘 (not 🐀)52.382228.719
spicy (not mild)52.2107427.776
bitter (not sweet)52.281925.082
freak (not normie)52.293825.76
🧕 (not 💃)52.151227.122
subdued (not exuberant)52.162924.57
folksy (not presidential)52.075518.012
🐿 (not 🦇)51.998428.315
👟 (not 🥾)51.886729.314
macho (not metrosexual)51.861225.913
🐐 (not 🦒)51.4121126.023
fire (not water)51.4107430.29
resigned (not resistant)51.325827.980
flower child (not goth)51.3110129.410
miserable (not joyful)51.2103326.411
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.174226.353
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)51.081526.761
warm (not cold)51.095526.077
slow (not fast)50.146827.993
beta (not alpha)50.164626.676
🎨 (not 🏀)50.1106431.018
relaxed (not tense)50.837726.575
literary (not mathematical)50.4109627.463
genuine (not sarcastic)50.690830.381
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.686124.49
cooperative (not competitive)50.564029.167
introvert (not extrovert)50.573629.169
communal (not individualist)50.563629.828

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. William Somerset (0.834)
  2. Leo McGarry (0.828)
  3. Lester Freamon (0.819)
  4. Lucius Fox (0.812)
  5. Dr. Bob Sweeney (0.811)
  6. Cedric Daniels (0.809)
  7. Melinda Warner (0.803)
  8. Jean-Luc Picard (0.797)
  9. Alfred Pennyworth (0.794)
  10. David Rossi (0.79)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.633)
  2. The Deep (-0.596)
  3. Denny (-0.558)
  4. Jeff Portnoy (-0.551)
  5. A.J. Soprano (-0.549)
  6. Homer Simpson (-0.542)
  7. Lydia Bennet (-0.538)
  8. Kevin Rayburn (-0.514)
  9. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.513)
  10. Barney Gumble (-0.512)

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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