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Shane Walsh Personality Statistics

Shane Walsh is a character from The Walking Dead. This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
🏀 (not 🎨)95.027.125
stubborn (not accommodating)94.9229.230
masculine (not feminine)93.94012.1356
jock (not nerd)93.469.5364
intense (not lighthearted)93.1327.69
bold (not shy)93.01118.7356
opinionated (not neutral)92.76611.229
cocky (not timid)92.4529.327
fire (not water)91.9278.829
mad (not glad)91.8139.865
competitive (not cooperative)91.59111.7386
self-destructive (not self-improving)91.11410.119
punchable (not loveable)91.04414.531
offended (not chill)90.6229.222
narcissistic (not low self esteem)90.65418.730
hunter (not gatherer)90.54415.632
ferocious (not pacifist)90.45215.5341
arrogant (not humble)90.410411.9342
sporty (not bookish)90.32912.6322
😈 (not 😇)90.15514.478
vengeful (not forgiving)90.07612.5348
assertive (not passive)90.07615.7331
psychopath (not empath)89.95410.029
straight (not queer)89.97919.7172
dominant (not submissive)89.813716.3375
jaded (not innocent)89.75512.025
impatient (not patient)89.46613.9163
moody (not stable)89.26114.2324
physical (not intellectual)89.02113.2349
jealous (not compersive)89.01913.9320
gendered (not androgynous)89.09021.0152
feisty (not gracious)88.94610.6283
bad boy (not white knight)88.93913.218
wild (not tame)88.69712.4297
rebellious (not obedient)88.514115.0316
mischievous (not well behaved)88.414613.3408
angry (not good-humored)88.42713.9343
hard (not soft)88.36615.5333
doer (not thinker)88.32912.240
tense (not relaxed)88.212614.8344
bossy (not meek)88.216817.9351
suspicious (not awkward)88.23512.7358
frenzied (not sleepy)88.2248.927
💀 (not 🎃)88.23610.927
extreme (not moderate)88.111113.8316
impulsive (not cautious)87.98616.0343
loud (not quiet)87.812315.6360
quarrelsome (not warm)87.611016.2339
traumatized (not flourishing)87.64318.232
demanding (not unchallenging)87.418222.232
💪 (not 🧠)87.33016.2106
entitled (not grateful)87.311315.729
bitter (not sweet)87.28113.6313
scandalous (not proper)87.27815.7283
two-faced (not one-faced)87.25416.843
dog person (not cat person)87.22821.820
perverted (not clean)87.14216.232
authoritarian (not democratic)86.97619.2356
hard (not soft)86.78217.4218
sexual (not asexual)86.716420.631
dramatic (not comedic)86.48213.833
💩 (not 🌟)86.43018.675
suspicious (not trusting)86.312417.1339
debased (not pure)86.37413.6376
judgemental (not accepting)86.312512.9214
crazy (not sane)86.36316.165
selfish (not altruistic)86.212317.4405
macho (not metrosexual)86.13224.126
rugged (not refined)86.15415.3324
instinctual (not reasoned)86.05115.2403
sexist (not feminist)85.95816.995
skeptical (not spiritual)85.69615.3321
rough (not smooth)85.63816.4314
traitorous (not loyal)85.54017.3359
haunted (not blissful)85.59017.243
paranoid (not naive)85.13323.219
close-minded (not open-minded)85.06015.9287
stingy (not generous)85.07721.542
poisonous (not nurturing)84.911717.4157
deranged (not reasonable)84.96618.471
🐴 (not 🦄)84.95923.276
trash (not treasure)84.83018.590
cannibal (not vegan)84.78017.434
receiving (not giving)84.79520.514
🧢 (not 🎩)84.56819.061
chortling (not giggling)84.33113.622
active (not slothful)83.930920.1330
driven (not unambitious)83.847318.0305
gloomy (not sunny)83.89612.723
exaggerating (not factual)83.713321.335
lustful (not chaste)83.611521.2332
unpolished (not eloquent)83.54618.7292
insulting (not complimentary)83.410516.8215
rude (not respectful)83.410215.2325
cunning (not honorable)83.312517.0384
salacious (not wholesome)83.310218.358
obsessed (not aloof)83.110218.6332
miserable (not joyful)83.110418.270
individualist (not communal)83.013919.4211
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)82.92422.521
factual (not poetic)82.77819.520
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)82.613018.575
barbaric (not civilized)82.55015.2335
vain (not demure)82.513019.2282
💔 (not 💝)82.56624.2110
🥾 (not 👟)82.59425.658
motivated (not unmotivated)82.462123.818
biased (not impartial)82.312220.4301
demonic (not angelic)82.312615.0341
hypocritical (not equitable)82.28618.0232
anxious (not calm)82.114418.8373
punk rock (not preppy)81.815820.225
interrupting (not attentive)81.613026.530
genocidal (not not genocidal)81.67026.617
edgy (not politically correct)81.614619.2364
resistant (not resigned)81.610522.0311
blacksmith (not tailor)81.46019.823
cruel (not kind)81.310516.0361
antagonist (not protagonist)81.37721.718
lost (not enlightened)81.26715.922
rigid (not flexible)80.913418.8288
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)80.96025.172
🥴 (not 🥳)80.85620.381
chaotic (not orderly)80.719921.5328
cold (not warm)80.715419.6338
strict (not lenient)80.419621.6294
extrovert (not introvert)80.423721.1341
machiavellian (not transparent)80.312728.316
spicy (not mild)80.226719.6334
twitchy (not still)80.117721.433
street-smart (not sheltered)80.030522.5260
pensive (not serene)80.07819.722
jealous (not opinionated)80.01729.428
worldly (not innocent)79.932617.5350
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.99921.4334
real (not philosophical)79.89520.9240
🙃 (not 🥰)79.811725.9106
villainous (not heroic)79.712518.9358
guarded (not open)79.637920.1346
privileged (not oppressed)79.634322.527
animalistic (not human)79.53718.3304
literal (not metaphorical)79.47222.8284
disreputable (not prestigious)79.36921.1232
decisive (not hesitant)79.235722.1314
ludicrous (not sensible)79.212620.9348
lewd (not tasteful)79.18318.3328
off-key (not musical)79.16618.621
fighter (not lover)78.913821.530
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)78.816123.9341
unfixable (not fixable)78.89030.020
🤺 (not 🏌)78.534227.069
unfaithful (not devoted)78.54524.722
conspiracist (not sheeple)78.420722.4224
self-assured (not self-conscious)78.227828.2322
armoured (not vulnerable)78.224923.9292
🧗 (not 🛌)78.228429.5104
deviant (not average)78.126421.8253
hurried (not leisurely)78.08120.9300
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)77.99623.757
alpha (not beta)77.842928.6331
sorrowful (not cheery)77.718819.8332
exhibitionist (not bashful)77.718730.029
foolish (not wise)77.613121.7340
rustic (not cultured)77.68521.09
sad (not happy)77.418418.5301
scruffy (not manicured)77.418923.6304
pretentious (not unassuming)77.323724.178
bad-cook (not good-cook)77.013323.322
serious (not playful)76.936824.6373
muddy (not washed)76.98920.123
playful (not shy)76.646017.9361
persistent (not quitter)76.699626.267
heathen (not devout)76.510923.3370
reactive (not proactive)76.56426.914
backdoor (not official)76.420625.5305
Russian (not French)76.17125.424
crafty (not scholarly)76.028221.1309
conservative (not liberal)76.012426.666
indulgent (not sober)75.928326.1351
basic (not hipster)75.723223.6357
contrarian (not yes-man)75.521727.027
shallow (not deep)75.412823.484
stinky (not fresh)75.310026.8115
cringeworthy (not inspiring)75.217423.6215
utilitarian (not decorative)75.223924.0214
experimental (not reliable)75.120125.625
soulless (not soulful)75.014422.9224
🐒 (not 🐩)75.012728.966
dry (not moist)74.913227.223
desperate (not high standards)74.912728.333
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)74.827522.669
🐷 (not 🐮)74.77931.6118
brave (not careful)74.636524.9332
emotional (not logical)74.627429.0338
diligent (not lazy)74.595723.8311
charming (not trusting)74.522419.3340
not introspective (not introspective)74.56828.598
spelunker (not claustrophobic)74.515321.718
fast (not slow)74.145725.0358
unlucky (not fortunate)73.719523.2339
thick (not thin)73.219322.6256
triggered (not trolling)73.222029.922
Italian (not Swedish)73.222231.120
anarchist (not statist)73.121228.6107
🐀 (not 🐘)72.813534.6116
🤡 (not 👽)72.611832.459
messy (not neat)72.523725.5246
non-gamer (not gamer)72.439029.528
direct (not roundabout)72.452330.1347
depressed (not bright)72.317222.0318
📉 (not 📈)72.23535.266
earth (not air)71.831529.535
🦇 (not 🐿)71.722433.164
scrub (not legit)71.67629.091
🤣 (not 😊)71.517125.268
practical (not imaginative)71.444928.8320
juvenile (not mature)71.428126.9239
freak (not normie)71.433627.027
whippersnapper (not sage)71.315624.022
radical (not centrist)71.123728.117
sarcastic (not genuine)71.034626.5339
fearmongering (not reassuring)70.926828.615
frank (not sugarcoated)70.962025.217
never cries (not often crying)70.942525.928
mighty (not puny)70.861328.4350
kinky (not vanilla)70.733326.3378
spontaneous (not scheduled)70.635029.8338
ignorant (not knowledgeable)70.612629.136
rock (not rap)70.579625.615
lowbrow (not highbrow)70.411228.5329
resourceful (not helpless)70.490728.8236
independent (not codependent)70.356633.2269
flamboyant (not modest)70.336427.3350
creepy (not disarming)70.114225.4156
low-tech (not high-tech)69.734122.5285
complicated (not simple)69.758330.6332
expressive (not monotone)69.751531.420
empirical (not theoretical)69.714628.3325
coordinated (not clumsy)69.768427.8329
cynical (not gullible)69.552728.016
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.418927.7252
secretive (not open-book)69.354725.734
everyman (not chosen one)69.319630.419
outsider (not insider)69.228229.2266
drop out (not valedictorian)69.026028.572
neurotypical (not autistic)68.971827.5321
ironic (not profound)68.622424.126
atheist (not theist)68.643827.8180
go-getter (not slugabed)68.592731.161
hedonist (not monastic)68.130627.749
conventional (not creative)67.929428.1311
dunce (not genius)67.717022.2329
libertarian (not socialist)67.720932.1318
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.760134.060
👻 (not 🤖)67.529632.066
bold (not serious)67.345029.6391
overachiever (not underachiever)67.387929.832
cheesy (not chic)67.040232.326
flirtatious (not prudish)66.949129.221
workaholic (not slacker)66.994229.1192
focused on the present (not focused on the future)66.827430.9394
unorthodox (not traditional)66.650830.9188
monochrome (not multicolored)66.536032.7187
alert (not oblivious)66.569931.771
concrete (not abstract)66.543332.271
involved (not remote)66.473529.6314
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.464335.227
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.442132.1332
repetitive (not varied)66.338628.4158
uncreative (not open to new experinces)66.216429.7359
dramatic (not no-nonsense)66.148335.3157
rural (not urban)66.121331.197
night owl (not morning lark)65.958128.1192
transient (not permanent)65.717229.6141
😭 (not 😀)65.731728.356
exuberant (not subdued)65.752530.232
tall (not short)65.653924.4337
nihilist (not existentialist)65.511629.3176
intimate (not formal)65.538127.4100
🤐 (not 😜)65.542433.862
racist (not egalitarian)65.313126.883
goth (not flower child)64.929325.613
emancipated (not enslaved)64.868330.5272
cool (not dorky)64.855129.762
linear (not circular)64.525330.623
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)64.531831.932
outlaw (not sheriff)64.454631.5338
zany (not regular)64.457229.971
🐐 (not 🦒)64.350033.494
western (not eastern)64.154731.796
expressive (not stoic)64.162330.4312
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.965430.419
humorless (not funny)63.632327.8330
realist (not idealist)63.645832.2217
luddite (not technophile)63.236625.3248
charming (not awkward)63.073229.4329
scientific (not artistic)62.858926.3274
😬 (not 😏)62.831535.565
💃 (not 🧕)62.773130.393
envious (not prideful)62.78238.243
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)62.665632.6313
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.647129.9245
variable (not consistent)62.525827.820
perceptive (not unobservant)62.4110934.828
industrial (not domestic)62.343329.7204
🤠 (not 🤑)62.267735.766
poor (not rich)61.838021.9282
orange (not purple)61.738531.9238
dispassionate (not romantic)61.624036.530
straightforward (not cryptic)61.483433.9326
common sense (not analysis)61.225131.920
stoic (not hypochondriac)60.963331.220
weird (not normal)60.472127.3355
tiresome (not interesting)60.420432.6319
political (not nonpolitical)60.065833.6322
believable (not poorly-written)59.7130027.124
ADHD (not OCD)59.640532.636
indiscreet (not tactful)59.429632.575
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)59.333132.384
pack rat (not minimalist)59.343830.554
Pepsi (not Coke)59.323941.226
predictable (not quirky)59.149130.517
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.061736.226
confident (not insecure)58.896036.5357
melee (not ranged)58.729429.424
picky (not always down)58.469228.918
English (not German)58.3125331.219
apathetic (not curious)57.921630.6292
distant (not touchy-feely)57.969032.425
Roman (not Greek)57.848233.716
first-mate (not captain)57.765735.5285
irrelevant (not important)57.714932.0123
tight (not loose)57.492437.530
wooden (not plastic)57.498940.129
princess (not queen)57.446732.316
young (not old)57.386720.4335
healthy (not sickly)57.3105134.6293
fantastical (not realistic)57.352933.521
low IQ (not high IQ)57.120624.9300
master (not apprentice)56.993929.7165
slovenly (not stylish)56.642727.0319
epic (not deep)56.462324.127
precise (not vague)56.396729.6231
gossiping (not confidential)56.343534.3281
winter (not summer)55.665536.328
money-focused (not love-focused)55.646734.915
chatty (not reserved)55.272731.9326
ugly (not beautiful)55.226231.6226
interested (not bored)55.1109333.527
presidential (not folksy)54.778732.320
plays hard (not works hard)54.443730.4369
goof-off (not studious)54.347134.165
charismatic (not uninspiring)54.2122032.9273
avant-garde (not classical)54.156131.1164
mundane (not extraordinary)54.038130.1303
whimsical (not rational)53.956932.9341
gregarious (not private)53.952832.3329
frugal (not lavish)53.980129.1290
efficient (not overprepared)53.9115030.527
hoarder (not unprepared)53.793730.4248
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)53.773331.181
mathematical (not literary)53.652429.9303
🤔 (not 🤫)53.690937.575
vibrant (not geriatric)53.6108831.521
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.542533.8237
modern (not historical)53.384630.1190
vintage (not trendy)53.3109628.632
resolute (not wavering)53.2113436.768
stuttering (not rhythmic)53.135327.128
hard-work (not natural-talent)53.0100332.035
pop (not indie)52.947530.121
oxymoron (not tautology)52.992830.07
methodical (not astonishing)52.893232.1306
ambitious (not realistic)52.896332.424
pointed (not random)52.7117435.134
unemotional (not emotional)52.741138.816
deliberate (not spontaneous)52.3100437.4338
explorer (not builder)52.376731.6295
overspender (not penny-pincher)52.264834.5100
weakass (not badass)52.238934.330
sturdy (not flimsy)52.0110233.420
arcane (not mainstream)51.889131.9285
on-time (not tardy)51.8103832.833
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)51.859032.321
🧐 (not 😎)51.671433.371
🥶 (not 🥵)51.667039.135
child free (not pronatalist)51.5104132.5236
family-first (not work-first)51.579233.2295
subjective (not objective)51.379735.9188
specialist (not generalist)51.3102031.6170
pro (not noob)51.3118834.671
head@clouds (not down2earth)51.270533.7347
social (not reclusive)51.288731.9114
thrifty (not extravagant)51.278030.433
self-disciplined (not disorganized)51.1113333.9347
freelance (not corporate)51.190837.432
competent (not incompetent)51.0127532.4291
long-winded (not concise)50.974129.717
unambiguous (not mysterious)50.889233.1256
repulsive (not attractive)50.639032.5329

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Merle Dixon (0.914)
  2. Peter Wiggin (0.859)
  3. Billy Hargrove (0.849)
  4. Jayne Cobb (0.84)
  5. Sid Phillips (0.835)
  6. Gaston (0.828)
  7. Darlene Snell (0.821)
  8. Megatron (0.808)
  9. John Abruzzi (0.808)
  10. Rollo (0.803)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.736)
  2. Beth March (-0.732)
  3. Jane Bennet (-0.724)
  4. Georgiana Darcy (-0.694)
  5. Melanie Hamilton (-0.677)
  6. Samwell Tarly (-0.661)
  7. Penny (-0.655)
  8. Mamá Coco (-0.652)
  9. Pam Beesly (-0.652)
  10. Tracy Mills (-0.646)

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.

  1. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.38)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.36)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.34)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.22)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.21)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.19)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.15)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.14)
  9. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.12)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.12)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.08)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.05)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.04)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.0)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.01)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.02)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.09)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.13)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.13)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.15)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.19)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.2)
  24. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.27)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.31)


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