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William Rawls Descriptive Personality Statistics

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William Rawls 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
never cries (not often crying)94.687.89
stubborn (not accommodating)93.2369.316
bossy (not meek)91.98411.9100
authoritarian (not democratic)91.8339.7110
miserable (not joyful)91.31010.113
cynical (not gullible)91.32411.114
fearmongering (not reassuring)90.3219.59
demanding (not unchallenging)89.711918.613
sexist (not feminist)89.14012.815
vintage (not trendy)89.0378.410
bitter (not sweet)88.37313.687
privileged (not oppressed)87.915913.611
hard (not soft)87.87514.529
insulting (not complimentary)87.46310.929
arrogant (not humble)87.218115.6109
quarrelsome (not warm)86.912713.691
competitive (not cooperative)86.823314.4110
political (not nonpolitical)86.88317.697
opinionated (not neutral)86.630810.415
armoured (not vulnerable)86.47511.094
gendered (not androgynous)86.220422.134
assertive (not passive)86.119616.0102
hard (not soft)86.011114.5113
entitled (not grateful)85.815417.413
antagonist (not protagonist)85.75519.715
selfish (not altruistic)85.514614.8117
strict (not lenient)85.412314.4105
suspicious (not trusting)85.215414.0106
cold (not warm)85.212112.9107
cannibal (not vegan)85.27715.816
ferocious (not pacifist)85.117513.7113
rigid (not flexible)85.18614.4102
two-faced (not one-faced)84.99821.018
intense (not lighthearted)84.825917.518
on-time (not tardy)84.62709.78
bold (not shy)84.656914.9120
conservative (not liberal)84.45715.214
skeptical (not spiritual)84.315314.194
dominant (not submissive)84.336718.7127
tense (not relaxed)84.127815.6111
motivated (not unmotivated)84.16759.27
vengeful (not forgiving)84.021715.9121
pessimistic (not optimistic)83.96212.489
salacious (not wholesome)83.910916.213
rock (not rap)83.914723.714
angry (not good-humored)83.97714.3106
fire (not water)83.920819.210
corporate (not freelance)83.87420.818
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.717915.4112
impatient (not patient)83.720816.855
judgemental (not accepting)83.619018.368
🐷 (not 🐮)83.52822.232
tight (not loose)83.514521.510
punchable (not loveable)83.412213.714
unfixable (not fixable)83.26811.416
😈 (not 😇)83.118514.116
work-first (not family-first)83.120414.387
close-minded (not open-minded)83.18413.6108
💩 (not 🌟)83.07121.024
jaded (not innocent)82.925715.212
practical (not imaginative)82.715215.891
biased (not impartial)82.513217.984
serious (not playful)82.426416.1114
ugly (not beautiful)82.42912.035
alpha (not beta)82.237218.394
old (not young)82.115910.9115
cringeworthy (not inspiring)82.1778.427
monochrome (not multicolored)82.06715.228
vain (not demure)81.914514.085
repulsive (not attractive)81.85217.1105
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)81.87620.390
feisty (not gracious)81.726213.0116
classical (not avant-garde)81.56322.431
suspicious (not awkward)81.418413.9104
businesslike (not chivalrous)81.414318.617
masculine (not feminine)81.346719.2119
penny-pincher (not overspender)81.33620.225
pointed (not random)81.335824.012
worldly (not innocent)81.233916.4109
guarded (not open)81.239418.290
sarcastic (not genuine)81.115915.295
soulless (not soulful)81.19317.949
basic (not hipster)80.912320.5129
debased (not pure)80.817714.9104
mad (not glad)80.818619.318
🙃 (not 🥰)80.812023.026
realist (not idealist)80.49521.239
gloomy (not sunny)80.420121.020
secretive (not open-book)80.433018.121
off-key (not musical)80.3608.411
chortling (not giggling)80.3888.517
conventional (not creative)80.210321.0109
stingy (not generous)80.116113.214
driven (not unambitious)80.178622.299
statist (not anarchist)80.15321.119
🥾 (not 👟)79.716622.312
machiavellian (not transparent)79.415727.112
cruel (not kind)79.415213.4100
hunter (not gatherer)79.330321.112
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.39222.929
frank (not sugarcoated)79.240331.613
🤐 (not 😜)79.115513.914
master (not apprentice)78.948219.237
💀 (not 🎃)78.916319.817
receiving (not giving)78.918921.610
cunning (not honorable)78.921120.5125
trash (not treasure)78.67519.423
jock (not nerd)78.619620.3116
real (not philosophical)78.614217.260
pretentious (not unassuming)78.625017.412
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.535617.6100
uncreative (not open to new experinces)78.56221.6100
🧐 (not 😎)78.411222.018
captain (not first-mate)78.436624.8103
realistic (not fantastical)78.421725.316
traditional (not unorthodox)78.213618.138
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)78.28319.913
rude (not respectful)78.119420.8105
utilitarian (not decorative)78.116321.235
historical (not modern)78.016013.570
poisonous (not nurturing)78.024118.025
libertarian (not socialist)77.94421.593
💔 (not 💝)77.815314.818
decisive (not hesitant)77.747819.290
luddite (not technophile)77.75816.374
believable (not poorly-written)77.750219.215
bad boy (not white knight)77.721115.913
hypocritical (not equitable)77.616819.943
lewd (not tasteful)77.510518.5103
narcissistic (not low self esteem)77.434426.218
stinky (not fresh)77.39022.425
loud (not quiet)77.339522.591
demonic (not angelic)77.323714.4101
centrist (not radical)77.32524.911
earth (not air)77.217029.512
psychopath (not empath)76.724123.012
predictable (not quirky)76.77520.212
queen (not princess)76.641531.619
insider (not outsider)76.45022.564
factual (not poetic)76.125618.018
winter (not summer)76.124321.112
neurotypical (not autistic)76.037221.693
consistent (not variable)75.824823.011
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.528616.211
low-tech (not high-tech)75.423316.1124
persistent (not quitter)75.4129523.614
literal (not metaphorical)75.217523.986
permanent (not transient)75.016518.337
rough (not smooth)74.523623.798
crafty (not scholarly)74.438921.599
sad (not happy)74.432919.6109
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)74.116020.319
geriatric (not vibrant)74.15318.716
self-assured (not self-conscious)74.045924.890
thick (not thin)74.021319.548
stoic (not hypochondriac)74.026424.613
industrial (not domestic)73.915119.925
trolling (not triggered)73.98724.716
builder (not explorer)73.714918.172
concrete (not abstract)73.727727.815
🥴 (not 🥳)73.72039.46
jealous (not compersive)73.629824.3107
racist (not egalitarian)73.68221.020
methodical (not astonishing)73.234225.191
macho (not metrosexual)73.219425.414
empirical (not theoretical)73.09125.395
direct (not roundabout)73.060727.4102
villainous (not heroic)72.920816.6113
self-disciplined (not disorganized)72.984722.1103
muddy (not washed)72.917126.911
rational (not whimsical)72.845522.3106
haunted (not blissful)72.561016.815
resistant (not resigned)72.455529.5104
Italian (not Swedish)72.327226.319
offended (not chill)72.340927.616
money-focused (not love-focused)72.326025.010
resourceful (not helpless)72.0104023.336
moody (not stable)71.963522.9115
repetitive (not varied)71.822223.835
🤡 (not 👽)71.716129.420
blacksmith (not tailor)71.724321.010
careful (not brave)71.614322.1119
serious (not bold)71.522524.694
thrifty (not extravagant)71.527122.414
linear (not circular)71.411727.926
💪 (not 🧠)71.221427.426
paranoid (not naive)71.139233.115
scientific (not artistic)70.948420.2111
sorrowful (not cheery)70.851119.4102
rugged (not refined)70.738620.6107
unemotional (not emotional)70.713525.712
dramatic (not comedic)70.671624.419
mischievous (not well behaved)70.368322.3124
depressed (not bright)70.327319.7105
🥶 (not 🥵)69.919622.913
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)69.979130.414
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)69.923833.322
picky (not always down)69.840934.112
🐀 (not 🐘)69.724731.228
spicy (not mild)69.766827.0100
coordinated (not clumsy)69.684423.096
sturdy (not flimsy)69.674821.717
edgy (not politically correct)69.653425.685
dispassionate (not romantic)69.517025.415
contrarian (not yes-man)69.550431.56
🏀 (not 🎨)69.439831.419
everyman (not chosen one)69.125319.37
down2earth (not head@clouds)69.048528.786
sheriff (not outlaw)69.047827.190
frenzied (not sleepy)69.091022.715
traitorous (not loyal)68.720724.3111
alert (not oblivious)68.779628.020
bored (not interested)68.77826.612
cocky (not timid)68.690033.015
Russian (not French)68.319121.212
prideful (not envious)68.282634.510
rich (not poor)68.070019.686
studious (not goof-off)67.991531.214
humorless (not funny)67.828126.9117
animalistic (not human)67.716523.895
sexual (not asexual)67.683023.314
cautious (not impulsive)67.248325.3101
private (not gregarious)67.171529.793
shallow (not deep)67.024725.717
Roman (not Greek)67.018324.214
mathematical (not literary)66.827223.998
distant (not touchy-feely)66.859626.412
apathetic (not curious)66.510426.890
side character (not main character)66.558917.710
😬 (not 😏)66.328830.021
formal (not intimate)66.051527.530
dry (not moist)66.037026.721
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.653429.9129
generalist (not specialist)65.610826.237
pensive (not serene)65.689116.27
lowbrow (not highbrow)65.520024.598
child free (not pronatalist)65.573032.269
fighter (not lover)65.554327.512
ambitious (not realistic)65.469732.417
🤑 (not 🤠)65.341531.325
presidential (not folksy)65.362422.319
factual (not exaggerating)65.355229.715
barbaric (not civilized)65.230622.2104
confident (not insecure)65.294928.8104
still (not twitchy)65.230331.611
deviant (not average)65.174826.378
hoarder (not unprepared)65.062724.576
orderly (not chaotic)64.968528.4107
frugal (not lavish)64.957827.179
obedient (not rebellious)64.940428.478
individualist (not communal)64.869232.531
OCD (not ADHD)64.781425.513
pop (not indie)64.724322.99
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)64.646227.05
🦇 (not 🐿)64.445032.722
lustful (not chaste)64.366023.090
tiresome (not interesting)64.316026.1101
extreme (not moderate)64.286728.190
playful (not shy)64.0100421.073
hurried (not leisurely)64.059326.586
pack rat (not minimalist)64.035835.26
mundane (not extraordinary)63.922227.584
🐐 (not 🦒)63.965127.132
extrovert (not introvert)63.875528.993
doer (not thinker)63.882827.511
creepy (not disarming)63.727023.641
concise (not long-winded)63.746828.911
subjective (not objective)63.632323.230
epic (not deep)63.642328.113
urban (not rural)63.5100435.519
goth (not flower child)63.538823.111
fortunate (not unlucky)63.342924.5115
straightforward (not cryptic)63.393530.1100
pro (not noob)63.3116725.615
deranged (not reasonable)63.248717.211
scandalous (not proper)63.168826.586
unfaithful (not devoted)63.116223.812
street-smart (not sheltered)63.091328.169
nihilist (not existentialist)62.919129.022
reactive (not proactive)62.947629.29
🐴 (not 🦄)62.872927.714
obsessed (not aloof)62.585026.882
regular (not zany)62.537833.115
resolute (not wavering)62.5101633.718
unpolished (not eloquent)62.443924.995
ironic (not profound)62.449329.116
🛌 (not 🧗)62.334322.631
dog person (not cat person)62.360032.514
📉 (not 📈)62.219125.614
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.197931.618
perceptive (not unobservant)62.0141327.024
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.815226.3123
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.791829.757
heathen (not devout)61.647827.3104
workaholic (not slacker)61.6133027.523
disreputable (not prestigious)61.338226.384
😭 (not 😀)61.355019.915
perverted (not clean)61.342025.613
enslaved (not emancipated)61.122627.574
rustic (not cultured)61.041526.311
no-nonsense (not dramatic)60.858730.641
works hard (not plays hard)60.6107129.5112
straight (not queer)60.6126936.742
mighty (not puny)60.5113827.1109
preppy (not punk rock)60.491430.120
western (not eastern)60.398633.517
provincial (not cosmopolitan)60.152626.168
valedictorian (not drop out)60.1108131.619
🤣 (not 😊)60.147131.520
wooden (not plastic)60.1112924.111
diligent (not lazy)59.8160024.596
backdoor (not official)59.778330.689
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.661331.9107
bad-cook (not good-cook)59.664525.112
high IQ (not low IQ)59.4149023.5110
independent (not codependent)59.4104631.791
not introspective (not introspective)59.330730.526
normal (not weird)59.150929.498
charming (not trusting)59.175515.375
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)59.170334.29
night owl (not morning lark)59.095228.045
slovenly (not stylish)58.847125.790
neat (not messy)58.6103126.961
precise (not vague)58.5112227.253
mainstream (not arcane)58.448729.8107
overachiever (not underachiever)58.4142129.017
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.379831.2115
scrub (not legit)58.226326.426
reserved (not chatty)58.179626.188
anxious (not calm)58.196726.7104
scruffy (not manicured)58.059927.487
hard-work (not natural-talent)57.9105327.116
kinky (not vanilla)57.876932.2101
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.883731.262
🎩 (not 🧢)57.786331.819
non-gamer (not gamer)57.5104340.711
orange (not purple)57.468430.567
tall (not short)57.296524.392
hedonist (not monastic)57.180527.912
dunce (not genius)57.039624.3103
sporty (not bookish)57.064427.483
interrupting (not attentive)56.873430.810
prudish (not flirtatious)56.867324.115
flourishing (not traumatized)56.740928.316
chic (not cheesy)56.771628.410
complicated (not simple)56.6120829.397
English (not German)56.4163833.211
sage (not whippersnapper)56.469525.118
high standards (not desperate)56.3107120.313
tactful (not indiscreet)55.9113723.811
melee (not ranged)55.948226.013
wild (not tame)55.8106625.277
common sense (not analysis)55.755419.610
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.579629.480
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)55.477836.610
go-getter (not slugabed)55.3165429.311
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)54.984729.522
sensible (not ludicrous)54.7108627.9105
awkward (not charming)54.560424.394
🤖 (not 👻)54.576930.628
Coke (not Pepsi)54.578727.36
reclusive (not social)54.375827.423
atheist (not theist)54.2111732.036
lost (not enlightened)54.193627.020
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.852830.56
badass (not weakass)53.7142229.415
logical (not emotional)53.679531.4107
crazy (not sane)53.691729.817
oxymoron (not tautology)52.8116238.15
dorky (not cool)52.780833.99
reasoned (not instinctual)52.675029.390
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.696130.424
ignorant (not knowledgeable)52.646532.029
sickly (not healthy)52.445323.995
self-destructive (not self-improving)52.3102222.612
physical (not intellectual)52.066227.285
reliable (not experimental)52.0105634.827
involved (not remote)51.9153929.486
overprepared (not efficient)51.938327.713
stoic (not expressive)51.876431.4116
wise (not foolish)51.8113024.3120
🤔 (not 🤫)51.8120536.513
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.677833.472
sober (not indulgent)51.589929.695
active (not slothful)51.5169529.087
irrelevant (not important)51.527228.521
mature (not juvenile)51.4109933.235
💃 (not 🧕)51.4130533.036
fast-talking (not slow-talking)51.4126028.523
🐩 (not 🐒)51.3106427.229
🏌 (not 🤺)51.043729.520
incompetent (not competent)50.138727.580
confidential (not gossiping)50.9135331.986
stuttering (not rhythmic)50.149224.513
subdued (not exuberant)50.180529.713
normie (not freak)50.788130.010
not genocidal (not genocidal)50.3147723.511
expressive (not monotone)50.3127726.812
slow (not fast)50.451526.9104
flamboyant (not modest)50.590029.484
opinionated (not jealous)50.5161532.011

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Byron Hadley (0.847)
  2. Lieutenant Schrank (0.846)
  3. Bob Kelso (0.833)
  4. Samuel Norton (0.83)
  5. Alexander Conklin (0.828)
  6. Tom Buchanan (0.822)
  7. Chef Skinner (0.816)
  8. Principal Vernon (0.81)
  9. Saul Tigh (0.808)
  10. Tywin Lannister (0.808)
  1. Mayuri Shiina (-0.692)
  2. Olaf (-0.674)
  3. Hilda Spellman (-0.669)
  4. Dory (-0.668)
  5. Chien-Po (-0.664)
  6. Flounder (-0.657)
  7. Ducky (-0.65)
  8. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.646)
  9. Luna Lovegood (-0.637)
  10. Phil Dunphy (-0.634)

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

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


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