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William Rawls Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
never cries (not often crying)94.687.89
stubborn (not accommodating)92.8489.515
miserable (not joyful)92.379.912
bossy (not meek)91.98211.9100
authoritarian (not democratic)91.8319.7110
cynical (not gullible)91.22711.513
demanding (not unchallenging)89.711918.613
fearmongering (not reassuring)89.5338.34
vintage (not trendy)89.0348.410
sexist (not feminist)88.94213.214
bitter (not sweet)88.37213.687
hard (not soft)88.26714.528
insulting (not complimentary)87.46410.929
arrogant (not humble)87.417215.7107
quarrelsome (not warm)86.912613.691
competitive (not cooperative)86.824014.4110
political (not nonpolitical)86.88317.697
privileged (not oppressed)86.718313.710
cannibal (not vegan)86.56315.515
armoured (not vulnerable)86.47311.094
assertive (not passive)86.119116.0102
hard (not soft)86.011014.5113
antagonist (not protagonist)85.95620.414
suspicious (not trusting)85.814012.9104
gendered (not androgynous)85.820722.333
opinionated (not neutral)85.635010.114
selfish (not altruistic)85.514714.8117
strict (not lenient)85.412214.4105
cold (not warm)85.312012.9104
ferocious (not pacifist)85.217113.8112
rigid (not flexible)85.18214.4102
receiving (not giving)85.19311.69
intense (not lighthearted)84.825617.518
entitled (not grateful)84.617517.612
on-time (not tardy)84.62689.78
bold (not shy)84.656014.9120
dominant (not submissive)84.436118.8125
muddy (not washed)84.43312.45
skeptical (not spiritual)84.315114.293
punchable (not loveable)84.310813.813
fire (not water)84.319822.77
vengeful (not forgiving)84.221116.0119
conservative (not liberal)84.25515.813
tense (not relaxed)84.127415.6111
pessimistic (not optimistic)83.95912.489
motivated (not unmotivated)83.86769.96
deliberate (not spontaneous)83.717715.4112
angry (not good-humored)83.77614.3105
judgemental (not accepting)83.618818.368
impatient (not patient)83.621017.054
tight (not loose)83.514121.510
queen (not princess)83.522122.414
unfixable (not fixable)83.36011.715
two-faced (not one-faced)83.211523.513
😈 (not 😇)83.117714.515
work-first (not family-first)83.120514.387
close-minded (not open-minded)83.18413.6108
corporate (not freelance)82.98621.117
practical (not imaginative)82.715015.891
💩 (not 🌟)82.77621.423
salacious (not wholesome)82.612816.112
biased (not impartial)82.512917.984
🐷 (not 🐮)82.52922.630
serious (not playful)82.426416.1114
ugly (not beautiful)82.42912.035
old (not young)82.115610.9115
cringeworthy (not inspiring)82.1808.427
alpha (not beta)82.037118.492
monochrome (not multicolored)82.07115.228
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)81.96920.389
vain (not demure)81.914514.085
repulsive (not attractive)81.85417.1105
rock (not rap)81.720825.711
feisty (not gracious)81.726513.0116
classical (not avant-garde)81.56322.431
suspicious (not awkward)81.418813.9104
masculine (not feminine)81.346019.2119
penny-pincher (not overspender)81.33420.225
worldly (not innocent)81.234016.4109
guarded (not open)81.238818.290
businesslike (not chivalrous)81.215820.214
sarcastic (not genuine)81.215415.393
trash (not treasure)81.26014.221
soulless (not soulful)81.19017.949
basic (not hipster)80.912520.5129
pretentious (not unassuming)80.919016.311
debased (not pure)80.817414.9103
mad (not glad)80.818019.318
🙃 (not 🥰)80.810923.026
realist (not idealist)80.49921.239
gloomy (not sunny)80.420121.020
secretive (not open-book)80.432118.121
chortling (not giggling)80.3988.517
conventional (not creative)80.29921.0109
jaded (not innocent)80.233816.09
stingy (not generous)80.115713.214
statist (not anarchist)80.15421.119
pointed (not random)80.141224.811
driven (not unambitious)80.077722.398
hunter (not gatherer)80.028323.010
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)79.97723.627
off-key (not musical)79.9628.810
🥾 (not 👟)79.715822.312
cruel (not kind)79.414913.4100
💔 (not 💝)79.412013.617
stinky (not fresh)79.26721.024
🤐 (not 😜)79.114613.914
uncreative (not open to new experinces)79.15320.799
master (not apprentice)78.946819.237
cunning (not honorable)78.920720.5125
jock (not nerd)78.619520.3116
real (not philosophical)78.613517.260
scheduled (not spontaneous)78.535617.6100
💀 (not 🎃)78.517720.316
captain (not first-mate)78.436424.8103
realistic (not fantastical)78.420425.316
traditional (not unorthodox)78.213118.138
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)78.28319.913
rude (not respectful)78.119120.9104
utilitarian (not decorative)78.115921.235
unemotional (not emotional)78.16921.98
historical (not modern)78.015713.570
decisive (not hesitant)77.746419.290
libertarian (not socialist)77.73921.791
luddite (not technophile)77.75416.473
poisonous (not nurturing)77.723818.324
believable (not poorly-written)77.749219.215
bad boy (not white knight)77.720915.913
hypocritical (not equitable)77.616719.943
lewd (not tasteful)77.510518.5103
machiavellian (not transparent)77.518727.511
narcissistic (not low self esteem)77.433426.218
loud (not quiet)77.339022.790
demonic (not angelic)77.322714.4101
🧐 (not 😎)77.214122.017
earth (not air)77.216729.512
winter (not summer)76.922917.29
consistent (not variable)76.820723.910
psychopath (not empath)76.723823.012
insider (not outsider)76.45422.564
frank (not sugarcoated)76.452135.410
neurotypical (not autistic)76.335421.492
🥴 (not 🥳)76.21368.25
factual (not poetic)76.125418.018
studious (not goof-off)76.062826.012
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.528216.211
low-tech (not high-tech)75.422716.2123
persistent (not quitter)75.4125223.614
racist (not egalitarian)75.17119.318
permanent (not transient)75.016018.337
literal (not metaphorical)74.918323.985
rough (not smooth)74.523023.798
crafty (not scholarly)74.537321.797
sad (not happy)74.431619.7106
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)74.115620.319
geriatric (not vibrant)74.15018.716
predictable (not quirky)74.112624.18
self-assured (not self-conscious)74.045724.890
thick (not thin)74.020419.747
industrial (not domestic)73.914219.925
trolling (not triggered)73.98624.716
concrete (not abstract)73.726827.815
jealous (not compersive)73.629224.3107
builder (not explorer)73.615218.271
methodical (not astonishing)73.233025.191
empirical (not theoretical)73.09725.395
direct (not roundabout)73.059727.4102
villainous (not heroic)72.920316.6113
rational (not whimsical)72.843222.3106
self-disciplined (not disorganized)72.882822.2102
haunted (not blissful)72.559216.815
offended (not chill)72.339527.616
resistant (not resigned)72.153929.7102
resourceful (not helpless)72.0101123.336
moody (not stable)71.961722.9115
repetitive (not varied)71.821523.835
🤡 (not 👽)71.715429.420
careful (not brave)71.514522.1118
serious (not bold)71.521624.893
centrist (not radical)71.57426.38
linear (not circular)71.411127.926
stoic (not hypochondriac)71.333225.411
💪 (not 🧠)71.220427.426
macho (not metrosexual)71.223125.313
paranoid (not naive)71.138233.115
thrifty (not extravagant)71.028522.89
pop (not indie)71.014221.97
scientific (not artistic)70.947220.2111
blacksmith (not tailor)70.925622.09
sorrowful (not cheery)70.849519.4102
rugged (not refined)70.737420.6107
dramatic (not comedic)70.669624.419
depressed (not bright)70.226319.7104
mischievous (not well behaved)70.168022.3123
prideful (not envious)69.970636.08
🥶 (not 🥵)69.918922.913
spicy (not mild)69.764727.0100
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)69.723334.021
coordinated (not clumsy)69.682323.195
sturdy (not flimsy)69.671721.717
edgy (not politically correct)69.651925.685
dispassionate (not romantic)69.517125.415
contrarian (not yes-man)69.548031.56
🏀 (not 🎨)69.438031.419
🐀 (not 🐘)69.225731.727
Italian (not Swedish)69.234826.716
everyman (not chosen one)69.124119.37
sheriff (not outlaw)69.046127.190
down2earth (not head@clouds)68.947228.985
traitorous (not loyal)68.720024.3111
alert (not oblivious)68.776728.020
picky (not always down)68.645435.411
doer (not thinker)68.660227.39
humorless (not funny)68.426126.3116
Russian (not French)68.318321.212
cocky (not timid)68.387634.114
rich (not poor)68.067719.686
still (not twitchy)67.824832.010
animalistic (not human)67.716423.895
sexual (not asexual)67.681423.314
bored (not interested)67.58527.411
cautious (not impulsive)67.247125.3101
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)67.284631.812
private (not gregarious)67.169829.793
frenzied (not sleepy)67.1100422.214
shallow (not deep)67.024525.717
mathematical (not literary)66.925724.097
🤑 (not 🤠)66.839031.024
distant (not touchy-feely)66.857726.412
😬 (not 😏)66.328330.021
apathetic (not curious)66.210626.889
child free (not pronatalist)66.267632.068
dry (not moist)66.036126.721
formal (not intimate)65.951027.427
generalist (not specialist)65.610026.237
pensive (not serene)65.687216.27
fighter (not lover)65.552727.512
lowbrow (not highbrow)65.419724.797
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.453029.8128
ambitious (not realistic)65.468132.417
presidential (not folksy)65.361122.319
barbaric (not civilized)65.229922.2104
confident (not insecure)65.292228.8104
hoarder (not unprepared)65.260324.675
money-focused (not love-focused)65.237729.86
deviant (not average)65.171326.378
orderly (not chaotic)64.966228.4107
frugal (not lavish)64.955127.179
goth (not flower child)64.934624.38
dog person (not cat person)64.849629.312
OCD (not ADHD)64.780225.513
Roman (not Greek)64.526426.711
obedient (not rebellious)64.440028.377
🦇 (not 🐿)64.444332.722
tiresome (not interesting)64.215626.2100
extreme (not moderate)64.285128.190
lustful (not chaste)64.064923.189
playful (not shy)64.098621.073
hurried (not leisurely)64.057326.586
pack rat (not minimalist)64.035435.26
mundane (not extraordinary)63.921027.584
🐐 (not 🦒)63.962527.132
extrovert (not introvert)63.873428.993
individualist (not communal)63.872132.530
creepy (not disarming)63.726823.641
subjective (not objective)63.629223.230
epic (not deep)63.641628.113
urban (not rural)63.596635.519
deranged (not reasonable)63.446418.010
straightforward (not cryptic)63.389430.1100
pro (not noob)63.3113425.615
fortunate (not unlucky)63.143124.5114
scandalous (not proper)63.166926.586
unfaithful (not devoted)63.116323.812
street-smart (not sheltered)63.088528.169
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)63.048530.04
unpolished (not eloquent)62.941524.594
nihilist (not existentialist)62.918629.022
🐴 (not 🦄)62.869927.714
rustic (not cultured)62.736027.010
obsessed (not aloof)62.581526.882
regular (not zany)62.536433.115
resolute (not wavering)62.598433.718
🛌 (not 🧗)62.332922.631
📉 (not 📈)62.218425.614
straight (not queer)62.1119836.041
concise (not long-winded)62.148627.37
perceptive (not unobservant)62.0136427.024
heathen (not devout)61.945627.3103
ironic (not profound)61.950030.015
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.815226.3123
conspiracist (not sheeple)61.789329.757
perverted (not clean)61.740826.611
workaholic (not slacker)61.6129927.523
patriotic (not unpatriotic)61.598932.517
disreputable (not prestigious)61.436826.483
bad-cook (not good-cook)61.455624.58
factual (not exaggerating)61.264331.212
works hard (not plays hard)61.1102429.1111
prudish (not flirtatious)60.952223.213
no-nonsense (not dramatic)60.857730.641
western (not eastern)60.887633.215
😭 (not 😀)60.754020.514
wooden (not plastic)60.6106223.85
mighty (not puny)60.2112227.1108
enslaved (not emancipated)60.223527.570
valedictorian (not drop out)60.1105731.619
🤣 (not 😊)60.145931.520
oxymoron (not tautology)60.059039.44
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.951026.267
diligent (not lazy)59.8155724.596
backdoor (not official)59.775330.689
focused on the present (not focused on the future)59.658631.9107
charming (not trusting)59.473615.174
high IQ (not low IQ)59.4145223.5110
night owl (not morning lark)59.491328.243
normal (not weird)59.148829.498
reactive (not proactive)59.162531.97
preppy (not punk rock)59.092930.219
independent (not codependent)58.9104131.690
slovenly (not stylish)58.845125.790
precise (not vague)58.5108827.253
mainstream (not arcane)58.447829.8107
neat (not messy)58.4100727.060
overachiever (not underachiever)58.4138729.017
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.377131.2115
scrub (not legit)58.226026.426
reserved (not chatty)58.178426.188
anxious (not calm)58.193126.7104
hard-work (not natural-talent)57.9102927.116
kinky (not vanilla)57.876332.2101
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.881331.262
🎩 (not 🧢)57.784131.819
scruffy (not manicured)57.658527.386
non-gamer (not gamer)57.599940.711
hedonist (not monastic)57.178027.912
dunce (not genius)57.038724.3103
orange (not purple)57.067630.666
sporty (not bookish)57.061827.483
tall (not short)56.995223.987
interrupting (not attentive)56.870930.810
flourishing (not traumatized)56.739828.316
chic (not cheesy)56.769228.410
complicated (not simple)56.5119429.496
English (not German)56.4158533.211
sage (not whippersnapper)56.466725.118
high standards (not desperate)56.3104220.313
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)56.276335.38
not introspective (not introspective)56.039530.723
tactful (not indiscreet)55.9111223.811
melee (not ranged)55.946426.013
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)55.577629.480
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)55.475636.610
opinionated (not jealous)55.4140629.310
not genocidal (not genocidal)55.4129822.99
wild (not tame)55.2105724.876
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)54.981929.522
sensible (not ludicrous)54.7105427.9105
awkward (not charming)54.558224.394
🤖 (not 👻)54.574830.628
Coke (not Pepsi)54.576127.36
reclusive (not social)54.373427.423
atheist (not theist)54.2109132.036
lost (not enlightened)54.189727.020
ignorant (not knowledgeable)54.142131.528
crazy (not sane)53.888330.716
claustrophobic (not spelunker)53.850830.56
logical (not emotional)53.778031.5106
go-getter (not slugabed)53.7164030.210
fast-talking (not slow-talking)52.8119528.621
dorky (not cool)52.778433.99
reasoned (not instinctual)52.673329.390
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.693730.424
sickly (not healthy)52.444323.995
self-destructive (not self-improving)52.398822.612
monotone (not expressive)52.266027.511
💃 (not 🧕)52.1124133.335
physical (not intellectual)52.064627.285
reliable (not experimental)52.0103034.827
involved (not remote)51.9149729.486
overprepared (not efficient)51.937227.713
stoic (not expressive)51.874131.4116
wise (not foolish)51.8111024.4118
🤔 (not 🤫)51.8116536.513
badass (not weakass)51.6142229.414
sober (not indulgent)51.587029.695
active (not slothful)51.5164229.087
irrelevant (not important)51.527028.521
stuttering (not rhythmic)51.544325.012
analysis (not common sense)51.5110820.26
🐩 (not 🐒)51.3103127.229
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')51.183233.471
freak (not normie)51.1107428.68
🏌 (not 🤺)51.041929.520
incompetent (not competent)50.137327.580
confidential (not gossiping)50.9130931.986
subdued (not exuberant)50.177429.713
slow (not fast)50.450026.9104
mature (not juvenile)50.4109833.234
flamboyant (not modest)50.587429.484

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 (0.846)
  2. Lieutenant Schrank (0.842)
  3. Bob Kelso (0.833)
  4. Samuel Norton (0.827)
  5. Alexander Conklin (0.825)
  6. Tom Buchanan (0.819)
  7. Chef Skinner (0.814)
  8. Principal Vernon (0.81)
  9. Tywin Lannister (0.807)
  10. Saul Tigh (0.806)
  1. Mayuri Shiina (-0.684)
  2. Olaf (-0.673)
  3. Hilda Spellman (-0.672)
  4. Chien-Po (-0.669)
  5. Dory (-0.666)
  6. Flounder (-0.663)
  7. Kelly Erin Hannon (-0.648)
  8. Luna Lovegood (-0.635)
  9. Aimee Gibbs (-0.633)
  10. Aang (-0.633)

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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