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Clay Davis Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Clay Davis 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
narcissistic (not low self esteem)97.713.515
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)94.666.79
political (not nonpolitical)93.31417.0101
two-faced (not one-faced)92.52210.817
jaded (not innocent)92.02411.018
hedonist (not monastic)91.3512.09
selfish (not altruistic)90.57416.4107
arrogant (not humble)89.612717.2116
cocky (not timid)89.21569.96
bold (not shy)89.132112.5109
debased (not pure)89.04615.9121
cunning (not honorable)88.94317.5137
extrovert (not introvert)88.69413.8116
perverted (not clean)88.63612.514
loud (not quiet)88.412714.5111
exaggerating (not factual)88.35521.021
scandalous (not proper)88.17418.783
🎩 (not 🧢)88.19321.823
mischievous (not well behaved)87.718317.6107
chatty (not reserved)87.614815.2120
vain (not demure)87.26116.0114
disreputable (not prestigious)87.21515.991
salacious (not wholesome)87.26412.614
cynical (not gullible)86.89918.09
psychopath (not empath)86.7998.46
playful (not shy)86.621211.6104
flamboyant (not modest)86.69116.9118
lustful (not chaste)86.27013.6109
🏌 (not 🤺)86.0530.39
money-focused (not love-focused)86.09322.710
hypocritical (not equitable)85.94919.451
biased (not impartial)85.67018.3107
lavish (not frugal)85.58518.1108
gendered (not androgynous)85.424118.436
persistent (not quitter)85.172311.416
vintage (not trendy)85.111815.914
opinionated (not neutral)85.138614.415
machiavellian (not transparent)85.16712.39
cannibal (not vegan)84.88612.412
driven (not unambitious)84.651420.8100
crafty (not scholarly)84.57019.4103
traitorous (not loyal)84.46220.8126
social (not reclusive)84.313423.227
indulgent (not sober)83.911922.3130
bad boy (not white knight)83.511025.011
gregarious (not private)83.07221.0104
worldly (not innocent)82.826317.7118
punchable (not loveable)82.812928.521
💩 (not 🌟)82.77523.815
insider (not outsider)82.61320.876
🐷 (not 🐮)82.53523.136
demanding (not unchallenging)82.542219.712
unfaithful (not devoted)82.42619.712
charming (not trusting)82.47917.797
assertive (not passive)82.335919.2105
individualist (not communal)82.318125.637
entitled (not grateful)82.322122.415
scrub (not legit)82.32417.318
suspicious (not trusting)82.223119.4113
villainous (not heroic)82.211518.4105
sexist (not feminist)82.210716.822
repetitive (not varied)82.22416.036
🤑 (not 🤠)82.011825.924
thick (not thin)81.98713.864
backdoor (not official)81.912322.6101
Russian (not French)81.93126.810
English (not German)81.820719.221
expressive (not stoic)81.722321.097
epic (not deep)81.33925.110
lewd (not tasteful)81.16117.9122
vibrant (not geriatric)81.125915.718
exuberant (not subdued)81.117321.220
feisty (not gracious)81.028918.2100
ambitious (not realistic)80.821322.39
competitive (not cooperative)80.740723.6120
bossy (not meek)80.648223.3112
self-assured (not self-conscious)80.621223.894
cheesy (not chic)80.610923.014
vengeful (not forgiving)80.529718.788
sarcastic (not genuine)80.517821.7106
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.445223.7101
confident (not insecure)80.338424.7122
gossiping (not confidential)80.212921.695
deviant (not average)80.123320.270
spicy (not mild)80.032219.2100
resourceful (not helpless)79.966423.235
😈 (not 😇)79.825228.226
poisonous (not nurturing)79.621825.935
long-winded (not concise)79.44510.112
stingy (not generous)79.417633.015
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)79.242026.613
heathen (not devout)79.18723.1114
cheery (not sorrowful)79.014216.8124
charming (not awkward)79.032120.5105
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)79.016126.9106
interrupting (not attentive)79.018727.411
muddy (not washed)78.87636.511
urban (not rural)78.729322.018
twitchy (not still)78.724724.216
kinky (not vanilla)78.420119.4105
masculine (not feminine)78.355718.3121
pretentious (not unassuming)78.325624.718
rich (not poor)77.546324.589
street-smart (not sheltered)77.544024.478
receiving (not giving)77.321425.112
fast-talking (not slow-talking)77.229227.719
smooth (not rough)77.111422.4108
neurotypical (not autistic)77.029424.780
bold (not serious)77.026920.885
demonic (not angelic)76.824621.796
picky (not always down)76.720313.99
moist (not dry)76.38723.221
impatient (not patient)76.343525.648
master (not apprentice)76.257821.846
dominant (not submissive)76.263523.2106
suspicious (not awkward)76.136823.5103
armoured (not vulnerable)76.037822.5102
manicured (not scruffy)76.065323.992
funny (not humorless)75.939120.0115
💃 (not 🧕)75.946520.218
work-first (not family-first)75.735825.597
antagonist (not protagonist)75.614925.910
Italian (not Swedish)75.220721.113
summer (not winter)75.033623.811
flirtatious (not prudish)74.938824.211
libertarian (not socialist)74.87524.698
authoritarian (not democratic)74.827821.8118
realist (not idealist)74.721828.934
cruel (not kind)74.321321.5112
exhibitionist (not bashful)74.332630.615
shallow (not deep)73.915326.222
straight (not queer)73.973129.034
rude (not respectful)73.825921.699
cringeworthy (not inspiring)73.721121.031
outlaw (not sheriff)73.743924.8114
unfixable (not fixable)73.317030.523
ferocious (not pacifist)73.256321.4109
secretive (not open-book)73.256430.413
trolling (not triggered)73.29926.919
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)73.039626.922
happy (not sad)72.819122.196
repulsive (not attractive)72.713722.7106
rebellious (not obedient)72.765522.898
privileged (not oppressed)72.765723.519
vague (not precise)72.46823.961
industrial (not domestic)72.319025.329
fortunate (not unlucky)72.219325.291
chosen one (not everyman)72.231021.49
zany (not regular)72.243130.313
💔 (not 💝)72.225625.325
🏀 (not 🎨)72.234019.912
ironic (not profound)72.115618.410
🐀 (not 🐘)72.020033.234
pointed (not random)72.078921.111
insulting (not complimentary)71.933827.928
hypochondriac (not stoic)71.812823.513
not introspective (not introspective)71.810327.828
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)71.632928.292
circular (not linear)71.610723.918
expressive (not monotone)71.657430.914
low-tech (not high-tech)71.435121.591
perceptive (not unobservant)71.1106325.015
involved (not remote)71.162628.798
pro (not noob)71.190227.114
decisive (not hesitant)71.073926.5102
jealous (not compersive)71.035323.2105
believable (not poorly-written)71.0100918.925
wild (not tame)70.864724.089
extreme (not moderate)70.769225.8106
ludicrous (not sensible)70.528724.8103
centrist (not radical)70.59425.112
pack rat (not minimalist)70.419030.917
luddite (not technophile)70.419723.087
leisurely (not hurried)70.120023.588
juvenile (not mature)70.136124.043
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.157425.658
plays hard (not works hard)70.025124.4104
edgy (not politically correct)70.052327.497
tardy (not on-time)70.026320.413
plastic (not wooden)69.911131.411
businesslike (not chivalrous)69.541429.413
basic (not hipster)69.447925.995
dog person (not cat person)69.437724.311
paranoid (not naive)69.446426.215
eloquent (not unpolished)69.468227.089
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.381022.118
Roman (not Greek)69.213327.912
moody (not stable)69.172823.8115
judgemental (not accepting)69.150427.059
deranged (not reasonable)69.136528.814
yes-man (not contrarian)69.114233.710
alpha (not beta)68.879826.7108
stylish (not slovenly)68.769425.9101
hard (not soft)68.657526.327
bright (not depressed)68.638322.7102
hoarder (not unprepared)68.642926.862
👻 (not 🤖)68.634923.513
subjective (not objective)68.515328.133
🤡 (not 👽)68.523131.715
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.373028.087
old (not young)68.041916.8111
unpatriotic (not patriotic)67.910528.117
quarrelsome (not warm)67.861328.493
creepy (not disarming)67.820430.537
🙃 (not 🥰)67.836428.430
bad-cook (not good-cook)67.737926.813
flexible (not rigid)67.528927.384
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.552231.248
flourishing (not traumatized)67.415022.414
🛌 (not 🧗)67.324131.829
night owl (not morning lark)67.168627.542
short (not tall)66.937822.6100
slacker (not workaholic)66.922430.730
overspender (not penny-pincher)66.939030.822
desperate (not high standards)66.828429.015
motivated (not unmotivated)66.8148629.213
bitter (not sweet)66.752326.398
goof-off (not studious)66.738829.118
real (not philosophical)66.465527.863
stinky (not fresh)66.424530.930
soulless (not soulful)66.025433.528
indiscreet (not tactful)65.921830.715
roundabout (not direct)65.814530.1128
preppy (not punk rock)65.877530.518
skeptical (not spiritual)65.795828.293
playful (not serious)65.543924.4114
😎 (not 🧐)65.463039.917
guarded (not open)65.2106427.9106
atheist (not theist)65.267229.921
jock (not nerd)65.148526.589
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)64.928430.715
ugly (not beautiful)64.815628.630
never cries (not often crying)64.872028.619
resistant (not resigned)64.7101029.996
trash (not treasure)64.719932.321
knowledgeable (not ignorant)64.7105626.613
🧠 (not 💪)64.6101322.419
poetic (not factual)64.538627.018
😜 (not 🤐)64.456127.421
child free (not pronatalist)64.378827.654
animalistic (not human)64.222529.9117
offended (not chill)64.268830.713
hard (not soft)64.172928.386
builder (not explorer)64.045528.081
tailor (not blacksmith)63.980631.221
🐴 (not 🦄)63.868634.621
stubborn (not accommodating)63.8112031.712
captain (not first-mate)63.770332.894
rap (not rock)63.79926.420
chaotic (not orderly)63.664426.5132
empirical (not theoretical)63.637932.091
lost (not enlightened)63.657832.516
🤣 (not 😊)63.439328.222
hunter (not gatherer)63.474835.014
gamer (not non-gamer)63.437437.513
extravagant (not thrifty)63.459435.111
sunny (not gloomy)63.356431.815
loose (not tight)63.235732.220
lenient (not strict)63.152728.0106
overachiever (not underachiever)63.0127529.416
close-minded (not open-minded)62.740827.480
classical (not avant-garde)62.669629.834
western (not eastern)62.683936.012
instinctual (not reasoned)62.575231.3115
multicolored (not monochrome)62.454232.526
creative (not conventional)62.371929.8111
scheduled (not spontaneous)62.384328.684
🐐 (not 🦒)62.375831.930
corporate (not freelance)62.248938.319
frenzied (not sleepy)62.2128926.817
extraordinary (not mundane)62.1106931.4106
fighter (not lover)62.165222.510
resolute (not wavering)62.0103832.56
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.859431.5105
concrete (not abstract)61.675635.120
queen (not princess)61.592526.211
foolish (not wise)61.450225.0102
unambiguous (not mysterious)61.467929.684
emotional (not logical)61.376427.1106
prideful (not envious)61.3124132.810
literary (not mathematical)61.084528.494
consistent (not variable)61.082131.010
natural-talent (not hard-work)61.032727.89
side character (not main character)61.074331.78
lowbrow (not highbrow)60.929828.6114
statist (not anarchist)60.966531.825
spelunker (not claustrophobic)60.979429.222
fast (not slow)60.8114730.8108
nihilist (not existentialist)60.823631.630
tautology (not oxymoron)60.814225.75
lazy (not diligent)60.514029.5109
weird (not normal)60.388525.2108
opinionated (not jealous)60.3125131.913
mad (not glad)60.182131.419
intellectual (not physical)60.0105026.0106
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)60.050229.821
barbaric (not civilized)59.940625.6111
🥶 (not 🥵)59.747033.719
high IQ (not low IQ)59.6148324.4120
whimsical (not rational)59.557927.5106
😀 (not 😭)59.463630.523
interested (not bored)59.4124821.513
apathetic (not curious)59.322828.993
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)59.250939.011
cryptic (not straightforward)59.127532.387
sugarcoated (not frank)59.120934.016
anxious (not calm)59.093328.7110
cool (not dorky)59.087335.59
purple (not orange)58.962631.679
fire (not water)58.998130.417
emancipated (not enslaved)58.8116729.195
comedic (not dramatic)58.741228.910
mainstream (not arcane)58.648329.694
refined (not rugged)58.593228.0126
weakass (not badass)58.533928.68
touchy-feely (not distant)58.562231.715
coordinated (not clumsy)58.0116126.1113
oblivious (not alert)57.944036.013
metaphorical (not literal)57.837632.094
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)57.599228.885
chortling (not giggling)57.5103830.018
experimental (not reliable)57.569130.314
sexual (not asexual)57.5117132.914
flower child (not goth)57.5106529.817
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.477332.0104
😏 (not 😬)57.488937.417
lighthearted (not intense)57.445830.920
fearmongering (not reassuring)57.360530.57
not genocidal (not genocidal)57.3131032.67
sporty (not bookish)57.263628.568
good-humored (not angry)57.293129.3111
intimate (not formal)57.279133.019
🐩 (not 🐒)57.183735.018
flimsy (not sturdy)57.140232.015
quirky (not predictable)57.178426.913
📈 (not 📉)57.0117136.924
pop (not indie)56.943125.69
artistic (not scientific)56.879125.7118
careful (not brave)56.845829.7104
musical (not off-key)56.361726.610
simple (not complicated)56.239931.999
doer (not thinker)56.1114829.416
melee (not ranged)55.948236.416
reactive (not proactive)55.983032.316
folksy (not presidential)55.875226.015
focused on the present (not focused on the future)55.580932.7123
common sense (not analysis)55.556928.910
practical (not imaginative)55.4112829.991
crazy (not sane)55.485923.213
self-destructive (not self-improving)55.489528.017
thick-skinned (not sensitive)55.390229.2105
mighty (not puny)55.2132329.496
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)55.147526.514
important (not irrelevant)55.0160223.830
overprepared (not efficient)55.028127.811
egalitarian (not racist)54.9160334.215
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)54.9113837.419
incompetent (not competent)54.829929.9102
air (not earth)54.445030.611
relaxed (not tense)54.335727.9119
decorative (not utilitarian)54.356536.622
self-disciplined (not disorganized)54.2133828.696
valedictorian (not drop out)54.1122735.418
macho (not metrosexual)54.160930.915
dunce (not genius)54.046425.6134
uncreative (not open to new experinces)53.941730.595
specialist (not generalist)53.8117328.928
🥳 (not 🥴)53.869134.320
neat (not messy)53.7115727.565
dispassionate (not romantic)53.648034.717
cultured (not rustic)53.6117932.013
healthy (not sickly)53.5142126.397
sage (not whippersnapper)53.483334.911
interesting (not tiresome)53.2146331.278
historical (not modern)53.278626.956
cold (not warm)52.882130.0105
joyful (not miserable)52.472925.413
impulsive (not cautious)52.297429.7111
conservative (not liberal)52.263830.214
fantastical (not realistic)52.177940.712
blissful (not haunted)52.156527.117
obsessed (not aloof)52.0143332.092
🦇 (not 🐿)52.077835.219
OCD (not ADHD)51.9121930.27
permanent (not transient)51.8110435.741
👟 (not 🥾)51.896435.113
💀 (not 🎃)51.8100732.919
unemotional (not emotional)51.749327.810
head@clouds (not down2earth)51.687435.0107
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.688931.766
slugabed (not go-getter)51.422633.513
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)51.491129.826
slothful (not active)51.327431.583
pensive (not serene)51.3166823.212
freak (not normie)51.3109136.17
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)51.196025.320
Pepsi (not Coke)51.182332.215
unorthodox (not traditional)51.0112131.025
astonishing (not methodical)50.875030.2110
codependent (not independent)50.869433.983
🤫 (not 🤔)50.771633.818

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Sal Maroni (0.804)
  2. Quark (0.781)
  3. Clarence Royce (0.755)
  4. Ernesto de la Cruz (0.753)
  5. Roger Sterling (0.75)
  6. Benjamin Horne (0.749)
  7. George Bluth, Sr. (0.739)
  8. Sean Parker (0.734)
  9. Tommy Carcetti (0.711)
  10. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (0.709)
  1. Matt Saracen (-0.577)
  2. Aimee Finecky (-0.571)
  3. Charlie Kelmeckis (-0.569)
  4. Beth March (-0.556)
  5. Konstantin 'Kostya' Levin (-0.552)
  6. William Mason (-0.551)
  7. Princess Darya 'Dolly' Oblonskaya (-0.544)
  8. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (-0.539)
  9. George Michael Bluth (-0.536)
  10. Brooks Hatlen (-0.531)

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

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


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