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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 🎨)94.717.529
masculine (not feminine)94.14011.9345
stubborn (not accommodating)93.62911.439
jock (not nerd)93.479.4364
cocky (not timid)92.9498.834
bold (not shy)92.81159.4355
dog person (not cat person)92.569.024
fire (not water)92.2239.339
opinionated (not neutral)92.27311.339
competitive (not cooperative)91.98210.7383
mad (not glad)91.81010.667
😈 (not 😇)91.14413.887
ferocious (not pacifist)90.54815.1342
jaded (not innocent)90.54111.633
hunter (not gatherer)90.44715.438
sporty (not bookish)90.33212.6327
arrogant (not humble)90.210612.8341
bad boy (not white knight)90.23012.425
punchable (not loveable)90.14815.938
vengeful (not forgiving)89.98112.5349
straight (not queer)89.96419.6172
dominant (not submissive)89.614216.7378
moody (not stable)89.65213.1321
assertive (not passive)89.68116.6326
jealous (not compersive)89.51813.6323
psychopath (not empath)89.45810.739
feisty (not gracious)89.34210.5274
offended (not chill)89.12812.235
haunted (not blissful)89.14710.944
bossy (not meek)89.014816.7349
impatient (not patient)88.97416.1171
wild (not tame)88.99211.7294
narcissistic (not low self esteem)88.97919.836
physical (not intellectual)88.72114.0352
mischievous (not well behaved)88.713713.0401
gendered (not androgynous)88.79021.8153
quarrelsome (not warm)88.59514.8327
rebellious (not obedient)88.514715.1312
tense (not relaxed)88.411514.8338
hard (not soft)88.46415.5333
impulsive (not cautious)88.28915.6339
dramatic (not comedic)88.25512.342
angry (not good-humored)88.12814.6336
loud (not quiet)88.112115.4351
suspicious (not awkward)88.03212.8353
extreme (not moderate)88.011414.4309
💀 (not 🎃)87.83211.933
two-faced (not one-faced)87.85116.148
scandalous (not proper)87.77314.9280
bitter (not sweet)87.48013.7318
macho (not metrosexual)87.42022.432
sexual (not asexual)87.215821.138
crazy (not sane)87.15215.573
entitled (not grateful)87.112615.935
self-destructive (not self-improving)87.04720.327
intense (not lighthearted)87.014916.222
demanding (not unchallenging)87.020321.843
authoritarian (not democratic)86.97619.2355
hard (not soft)86.98017.3216
judgemental (not accepting)86.812412.7212
💪 (not 🧠)86.73516.0109
debased (not pure)86.57413.7367
💩 (not 🌟)86.53518.480
suspicious (not trusting)86.411617.0336
perverted (not clean)86.25216.032
selfish (not altruistic)86.012617.7401
rugged (not refined)85.95415.4322
skeptical (not spiritual)85.98314.8318
sexist (not feminist)85.96516.898
traitorous (not loyal)85.83817.2357
instinctual (not reasoned)85.85815.5400
🐴 (not 🦄)85.84521.978
stingy (not generous)85.87220.351
rough (not smooth)85.73216.1310
poisonous (not nurturing)85.411317.3159
frenzied (not sleepy)85.35710.239
doer (not thinker)85.07119.846
close-minded (not open-minded)84.76516.7292
trash (not treasure)84.73519.298
deranged (not reasonable)84.67417.977
driven (not unambitious)84.047317.7291
unpolished (not eloquent)83.93817.9288
antagonist (not protagonist)83.96619.626
factual (not poetic)83.86118.426
interrupting (not attentive)83.89923.839
obsessed (not aloof)83.78918.0332
insulting (not complimentary)83.710016.5208
traumatized (not flourishing)83.79423.841
rude (not respectful)83.69815.2326
miserable (not joyful)83.69717.679
chortling (not giggling)83.63313.627
active (not slothful)83.534020.4327
🧢 (not 🎩)83.58918.965
cunning (not honorable)83.412417.2373
gloomy (not sunny)83.310413.226
cannibal (not vegan)83.39619.234
salacious (not wholesome)83.210617.764
lustful (not chaste)83.112121.4327
individualist (not communal)82.914019.6211
biased (not impartial)82.811520.4302
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)82.84823.275
lost (not enlightened)82.74514.929
🥴 (not 🥳)82.63219.685
hypocritical (not equitable)82.68117.9234
barbaric (not civilized)82.55415.2330
vain (not demure)82.413019.3280
demonic (not angelic)82.213115.3341
receiving (not giving)82.212220.818
anxious (not calm)82.113918.9366
machiavellian (not transparent)81.810624.722
fearmongering (not reassuring)81.710823.321
cruel (not kind)81.511016.2351
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.515721.080
rustic (not cultured)81.54517.619
edgy (not politically correct)81.415619.5363
💔 (not 💝)81.38124.7115
twitchy (not still)81.315120.043
motivated (not unmotivated)81.372020.624
exaggerating (not factual)81.317324.941
blacksmith (not tailor)81.25918.928
resistant (not resigned)81.011022.9315
rigid (not flexible)80.813418.7279
strict (not lenient)80.719721.4290
genocidal (not not genocidal)80.77725.022
extrovert (not introvert)80.522420.9336
cold (not warm)80.516419.7334
pensive (not serene)80.57519.729
🙃 (not 🥰)80.410526.5114
🥾 (not 👟)80.412026.667
worldly (not innocent)80.233617.6348
pessimistic (not optimistic)80.29221.1327
spicy (not mild)80.227519.5337
street-smart (not sheltered)80.032122.7258
chaotic (not orderly)79.923222.1330
villainous (not heroic)79.912418.7357
guarded (not open)79.938720.2343
decisive (not hesitant)79.933721.7309
real (not philosophical)79.99820.9236
punk rock (not preppy)79.818224.131
exhibitionist (not bashful)79.814229.135
animalistic (not human)79.53518.5298
jealous (not opinionated)79.52028.335
ludicrous (not sensible)79.312120.6340
off-key (not musical)79.36517.925
lewd (not tasteful)79.18118.1322
disreputable (not prestigious)78.97821.4229
🧗 (not 🛌)78.629329.4106
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)78.516524.3335
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)78.49523.559
privileged (not oppressed)78.338723.430
sorrowful (not cheery)78.118019.5332
armoured (not vulnerable)78.126523.9291
hurried (not leisurely)78.17721.0300
unfixable (not fixable)78.19228.023
foolish (not wise)78.012621.4345
scruffy (not manicured)78.019023.2300
literal (not metaphorical)77.99024.5282
conspiracist (not sheeple)77.921823.2221
deviant (not average)77.727022.2254
self-assured (not self-conscious)77.628728.8323
alpha (not beta)77.544928.7323
serious (not playful)77.438024.3369
sad (not happy)77.320018.8298
conservative (not liberal)77.211326.268
fighter (not lover)77.217922.735
persistent (not quitter)77.1103726.373
bad-cook (not good-cook)76.814025.625
muddy (not washed)76.79418.329
playful (not shy)76.648517.8362
stinky (not fresh)76.58925.6120
contrarian (not yes-man)76.419924.634
paranoid (not naive)76.416428.629
heathen (not devout)76.211623.7370
reactive (not proactive)76.17029.323
basic (not hipster)75.923123.2353
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)75.927322.372
indulgent (not sober)75.827926.0348
backdoor (not official)75.822426.1301
crafty (not scholarly)75.729621.5309
pretentious (not unassuming)75.728125.378
cringeworthy (not inspiring)75.217323.0214
utilitarian (not decorative)75.123924.8218
unfaithful (not devoted)74.96727.730
🤺 (not 🏌)74.948129.876
expressive (not monotone)74.839930.225
🐒 (not 🐩)74.713529.767
charming (not trusting)74.722819.4331
soulless (not soulful)74.714722.7220
brave (not careful)74.537324.9337
emotional (not logical)74.530328.8336
shallow (not deep)74.513823.188
not introspective (not introspective)74.36428.6101
🐀 (not 🐘)74.212434.1123
diligent (not lazy)74.2101523.8317
earth (not air)74.224028.336
fast (not slow)74.048525.1362
ignorant (not knowledgeable)74.09927.646
unlucky (not fortunate)73.820123.4337
experimental (not reliable)73.823629.337
🐷 (not 🐮)73.79332.1121
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)73.211232.025
anarchist (not statist)73.023329.0111
🦇 (not 🐿)73.020433.167
direct (not roundabout)72.953129.4342
depressed (not bright)72.717521.8321
Italian (not Swedish)72.623131.625
thick (not thin)72.620723.2261
messy (not neat)72.625025.2252
🤡 (not 👽)72.611931.962
scrub (not legit)72.67829.094
Russian (not French)72.510627.132
triggered (not trolling)72.226030.629
🤣 (not 😊)72.017125.371
oxymoron (not tautology)71.66628.216
📉 (not 📈)71.54535.271
juvenile (not mature)71.429326.8243
kinky (not vanilla)71.333526.0363
sarcastic (not genuine)71.135126.3330
spontaneous (not scheduled)71.037029.4334
non-gamer (not gamer)70.945929.236
practical (not imaginative)70.848229.1321
desperate (not high standards)70.719032.439
creepy (not disarming)70.714425.0161
lowbrow (not highbrow)70.510828.5327
resourceful (not helpless)70.595028.8231
drop out (not valedictorian)70.524827.182
flamboyant (not modest)70.438227.2337
complicated (not simple)70.360430.3329
dry (not moist)70.321929.829
mighty (not puny)70.264728.8360
independent (not codependent)70.059533.6272
outsider (not insider)69.928329.0266
exuberant (not subdued)69.944027.236
coordinated (not clumsy)69.872027.7325
low-tech (not high-tech)69.735322.6285
ironic (not profound)69.720226.234
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.418727.7251
neurotypical (not autistic)69.271327.6316
spelunker (not claustrophobic)69.232527.224
empirical (not theoretical)69.017028.4327
rural (not urban)68.818229.7103
secretive (not open-book)68.758927.042
cynical (not gullible)68.758129.221
overachiever (not underachiever)68.489431.738
radical (not centrist)68.331131.427
concrete (not abstract)68.239531.975
never cries (not often crying)68.152728.536
cheesy (not chic)68.140132.734
conventional (not creative)67.931227.9300
patriotic (not unpatriotic)67.959833.370
dunce (not genius)67.717421.9318
go-getter (not slugabed)67.7101831.964
dispassionate (not romantic)67.716635.140
libertarian (not socialist)67.520432.3322
bold (not serious)67.546629.6385
alert (not oblivious)67.570532.673
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)67.525432.432
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.446235.2163
👻 (not 🤖)67.233432.373
rock (not rap)67.2101327.719
freak (not normie)67.147428.037
monochrome (not multicolored)66.836032.9189
atheist (not theist)66.751429.3184
everyman (not chosen one)66.727528.923
workaholic (not slacker)66.6100029.5192
focused on the present (not focused on the future)66.529431.2384
uncreative (not open to new experinces)66.516029.7354
hedonist (not monastic)66.534727.555
unorthodox (not traditional)66.454430.9187
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.468435.236
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.443632.4327
fast-talking (not slow-talking)66.261727.628
repetitive (not varied)66.139128.6153
involved (not remote)66.078329.6309
😭 (not 😀)66.031729.160
frank (not sugarcoated)65.687831.127
night owl (not morning lark)65.662028.1187
😬 (not 😏)65.526534.478
whippersnapper (not sage)65.529328.427
tall (not short)65.458624.7337
transient (not permanent)65.319729.7140
emancipated (not enslaved)65.071530.6268
nihilist (not existentialist)64.712729.0183
envious (not prideful)64.76438.345
western (not eastern)64.655531.797
expressive (not stoic)64.664130.2311
🤐 (not 😜)64.449034.366
outlaw (not sheriff)64.258432.0335
intimate (not formal)64.244828.1105
realist (not idealist)63.947932.5212
cool (not dorky)63.961530.567
zany (not regular)63.960729.980
humorless (not funny)63.833328.0341
variable (not consistent)63.724829.127
🐐 (not 🦒)63.656032.698
picky (not always down)63.654228.822
racist (not egalitarian)63.515526.988
luddite (not technophile)63.438725.4244
scientific (not artistic)63.259626.6277
goth (not flower child)62.833923.816
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)62.749529.9241
charming (not awkward)62.279229.8327
orange (not purple)62.039132.1240
poor (not rich)62.041322.1283
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)62.072833.0301
straightforward (not cryptic)61.885233.8326
common sense (not analysis)61.825332.025
💃 (not 🧕)61.283230.792
weird (not normal)61.174027.1348
🤠 (not 🤑)61.176035.575
industrial (not domestic)61.049530.3206
political (not nonpolitical)60.865232.9320
flirtatious (not prudish)60.867835.232
tiresome (not interesting)60.719532.4319
money-focused (not love-focused)60.541832.819
stoic (not hypochondriac)60.369730.826
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)60.233833.589
Roman (not Greek)60.140432.718
sturdy (not flimsy)60.094733.023
linear (not circular)59.745729.632
distant (not touchy-feely)59.570030.632
businesslike (not chivalrous)59.362533.428
perceptive (not unobservant)59.1125734.933
pack rat (not minimalist)59.044931.466
confident (not insecure)58.8100136.3351
tight (not loose)58.893736.940
melee (not ranged)58.531729.730
irrelevant (not important)58.215131.6131
first-mate (not captain)58.167835.4282
ADHD (not OCD)58.145532.444
Pepsi (not Coke)57.929941.835
apathetic (not curious)57.622630.5282
princess (not queen)57.645532.520
indiscreet (not tactful)57.236132.778
young (not old)57.093620.6324
slovenly (not stylish)57.044126.9324
master (not apprentice)57.098729.3163
low IQ (not high IQ)56.921425.1299
presidential (not folksy)56.777933.327
healthy (not sickly)56.5113634.8292
gossiping (not confidential)56.045134.2275
English (not German)55.8142632.223
vintage (not trendy)55.8110129.635
fantastical (not realistic)55.759333.030
predictable (not quirky)55.761133.023
chatty (not reserved)55.674631.8327
precise (not vague)55.6104530.1227
avant-garde (not classical)55.553231.2169
ugly (not beautiful)55.426231.6229
hard-work (not natural-talent)55.399431.738
plays hard (not works hard)54.844130.4369
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)54.575030.687
efficient (not overprepared)54.4119731.730
whimsical (not rational)54.359832.9332
hoarder (not unprepared)54.396430.4238
pro (not noob)54.3120134.078
mundane (not extraordinary)54.238929.9296
indie (not pop)54.2101632.224
ambitious (not realistic)54.097635.031
believable (not poorly-written)53.9154827.532
vibrant (not geriatric)53.9114930.230
gregarious (not private)53.854532.3324
frugal (not lavish)53.785129.4285
stuttering (not rhythmic)53.736027.829
mathematical (not literary)53.654829.9300
charismatic (not uninspiring)53.5133433.3279
🤔 (not 🤫)53.595637.277
epic (not deep)53.575024.732
🥶 (not 🥵)53.360738.638
concise (not long-winded)53.377329.020
goof-off (not studious)53.151134.675
overspender (not penny-pincher)53.167134.0102
wooden (not plastic)53.1120639.736
methodical (not astonishing)53.096831.9303
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.951733.9234
resolute (not wavering)52.9122036.370
arcane (not mainstream)52.892631.4278
🧐 (not 😎)52.772033.977
badass (not weakass)52.7122234.436
deliberate (not spontaneous)52.2105537.4337
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)52.261633.227
freelance (not corporate)52.195237.239
tardy (not on-time)52.154031.540
winter (not summer)52.077736.432
modern (not historical)51.892630.1187
child free (not pronatalist)51.7111932.2233
pointed (not random)51.7127036.141
head@clouds (not down2earth)51.674433.8339
explorer (not builder)51.685631.5288
specialist (not generalist)51.5109232.1169
social (not reclusive)51.591932.6117
objective (not subjective)51.376736.1198
unemotional (not emotional)51.345439.221
incompetent (not competent)51.131932.6293
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.193233.3255
self-disciplined (not disorganized)50.9120633.6348
thrifty (not extravagant)50.986230.435
interested (not bored)50.8131533.529
repulsive (not attractive)50.641232.3321
work-first (not family-first)50.582333.2295

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 (0.88)
  3. Billy Hargrove (0.857)
  4. Gaston (0.843)
  5. Sid Phillips (0.84)
  6. Jayne Cobb (0.838)
  7. John Abruzzi (0.828)
  8. Darlene Snell (0.827)
  9. Rollo (0.826)
  10. Megatron (0.807)
  1. Chien-Po (-0.739)
  2. Jane Bennet (-0.735)
  3. Beth March (-0.735)
  4. Georgiana Darcy (-0.703)
  5. Melanie Hamilton (-0.678)
  6. Samwell Tarly (-0.669)
  7. Penny (-0.665)
  8. Mamá Coco (-0.663)
  9. Pam Beesly (-0.66)
  10. Tracy Mills (-0.649)

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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