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The Scarecrow Personality Statistics

The Scarecrow is a character from The Wizard of Oz. 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
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)88.81816.6370
kind (not cruel)87.715413.476
clumsy (not coordinated)87.52711.596
loyal (not traitorous)86.030815.884
low-tech (not high-tech)85.83115.9112
scruffy (not manicured)84.88013.678
poor (not rich)84.13813.078
orange (not purple)83.72416.299
wholesome (not salacious)83.79918.2318
🤠 (not 🤑)83.35917.2385
gatherer (not hunter)83.25915.299
vulnerable (not armoured)82.82819.386
soft (not hard)81.97617.499
playful (not serious)81.89513.673
nurturing (not poisonous)81.817015.777
low self esteem (not narcissistic)81.63716.8101
😇 (not 😈)81.312018.4348
angelic (not demonic)81.112616.599
soft (not hard)81.07819.1121
good-humored (not angry)81.014516.481
rural (not urban)80.94224.8338
warm (not cold)80.516018.0110
forgiving (not vengeful)80.311319.589
open-book (not secretive)80.35219.2115
folksy (not presidential)80.08921.095
heroic (not villainous)79.936616.5104
submissive (not dominant)79.28019.3113
oppressed (not privileged)78.95517.7110
vegan (not cannibal)78.99924.183
tailor (not blacksmith)78.815025.677
cooperative (not competitive)78.88720.184
soulful (not soulless)78.638922.997
complimentary (not insulting)78.414420.5134
pure (not debased)77.916220.673
apprentice (not master)77.97320.1141
warm (not quarrelsome)77.712020.699
lighthearted (not intense)77.75723.5109
funny (not humorless)77.722223.1101
beta (not alpha)77.512623.0115
dorky (not cool)77.412020.9337
glad (not mad)77.310019.9319
flimsy (not sturdy)77.34823.389
first-mate (not captain)77.121923.696
honorable (not cunning)77.020721.8208
chatty (not reserved)77.026422.089
metrosexual (not macho)77.013521.988
freelance (not corporate)76.528221.988
fixable (not unfixable)76.38620.9101
sweet (not bitter)76.218718.862
family-first (not work-first)76.223823.2103
whimsical (not rational)75.915919.699
🥾 (not 👟)75.914825.8362
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)75.818425.767
messy (not neat)75.616218.9133
accepting (not judgemental)75.415524.290
poetic (not factual)75.48120.498
curious (not apathetic)75.326725.366
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.130622.1316
🐿 (not 🦇)74.921123.7282
democratic (not authoritarian)74.914520.761
unprepared (not hoarder)74.85021.376
altruistic (not selfish)74.724920.6153
lenient (not strict)74.614521.4115
pacifist (not ferocious)74.611523.0108
expressive (not stoic)74.527823.776
slovenly (not stylish)74.410321.174
humble (not arrogant)74.218424.577
respectful (not rude)74.031223.7106
goof-off (not studious)74.018123.6310
loveable (not punchable)74.029626.8107
romantic (not dispassionate)73.938522.7102
self-conscious (not self-assured)73.97227.793
dry (not moist)73.712726.690
abstract (not concrete)73.612622.2350
oblivious (not alert)73.511124.7385
nerd (not jock)73.438625.9107
codependent (not independent)73.314027.177
innocent (not worldly)73.29724.8107
tall (not short)73.227720.0109
disorganized (not self-disciplined)73.114525.684
weird (not normal)73.033023.6125
insecure (not confident)72.78727.7136
open-minded (not close-minded)72.724623.169
literary (not mathematical)72.621523.257
unassuming (not pretentious)72.310027.5330
trusting (not suspicious)72.116626.9124
genuine (not sarcastic)71.927126.797
traumatized (not flourishing)71.932127.192
noob (not pro)71.87524.5358
rugged (not refined)71.526224.3102
awkward (not suspicious)71.114824.268
imaginative (not practical)70.919027.694
human (not animalistic)70.854325.1105
English (not German)70.758728.888
musical (not off-key)70.715328.298
morning lark (not night owl)70.614125.6128
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.620126.377
unpolished (not eloquent)70.620125.174
chaotic (not orderly)70.531223.295
western (not eastern)70.518226.5267
🤡 (not 👽)70.412326.6305
meek (not bossy)70.313223.0103
backdoor (not official)70.229025.858
gregarious (not private)70.219725.1100
frugal (not lavish)70.128523.181
head@clouds (not down2earth)70.125127.3101
passive (not assertive)70.110324.8107
lost (not enlightened)70.024625.7113
treasure (not trash)69.969226.9384
🌟 (not 💩)69.961526.8359
repetitive (not varied)69.722121.8143
domestic (not industrial)69.716525.196
anxious (not calm)69.635729.575
explorer (not builder)69.527624.779
civilized (not barbaric)69.454021.682
open (not guarded)69.310328.677
charismatic (not uninspiring)69.363527.2120
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.322826.3288
provincial (not cosmopolitan)69.316527.0131
outsider (not insider)69.224626.496
incompetent (not competent)69.09428.2119
hesitant (not decisive)68.910226.994
low IQ (not high IQ)68.87429.596
spontaneous (not deliberate)68.721725.277
optimistic (not pessimistic)68.729727.878
zany (not regular)68.638726.1308
drop out (not valedictorian)68.422328.4319
French (not Russian)68.428827.285
thin (not thick)68.335426.6102
🤔 (not 🤫)68.324230.0325
child free (not pronatalist)68.240526.379
bookish (not sporty)68.052526.8108
historical (not modern)68.027624.575
sunny (not gloomy)68.029626.3103
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.635926.385
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)67.614030.288
emotional (not logical)67.537327.1108
exuberant (not subdued)67.541127.996
loose (not tight)67.418429.789
mild (not spicy)67.118426.9144
open to new experinces (not uncreative)67.059529.5105
devout (not heathen)67.032426.0104
stinky (not fresh)66.917124.0293
dunce (not genius)66.815027.1206
egalitarian (not racist)66.785724.9232
feminist (not sexist)66.660324.8254
flexible (not rigid)66.420129.196
vibrant (not geriatric)66.457428.595
important (not irrelevant)66.282527.2374
penny-pincher (not overspender)66.234628.3278
believable (not poorly-written)66.187322.499
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.032728.790
unlucky (not fortunate)65.732927.1123
equitable (not hypocritical)65.636826.2157
persistent (not quitter)65.6109427.9330
🐒 (not 🐩)65.629629.1281
demure (not vain)65.428925.091
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.437528.3344
slow (not fast)65.311526.168
autistic (not neurotypical)65.15426.0104
gracious (not feisty)65.112927.092
artistic (not scientific)64.935727.967
compersive (not jealous)64.831026.579
average (not deviant)64.818228.367
unambiguous (not mysterious)64.838426.9111
idealist (not realist)64.832530.2150
politically correct (not edgy)64.626127.359
philosophical (not real)64.413525.989
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.459526.8283
social (not reclusive)64.343728.0331
💃 (not 🧕)64.355628.6308
driven (not unambitious)64.1101126.9132
puny (not mighty)63.915024.992
communal (not individualist)63.917628.0105
stuttering (not rhythmic)63.815129.693
spontaneous (not scheduled)63.637830.798
simple (not complicated)63.615932.292
😬 (not 😏)63.623928.9326
frenzied (not sleepy)63.680926.3102
luddite (not technophile)63.432727.163
obedient (not rebellious)63.428527.485
crafty (not scholarly)63.454728.997
nonpolitical (not political)63.325131.181
involved (not remote)63.270826.986
diligent (not lazy)63.1100122.885
sheltered (not street-smart)63.128430.780
💝 (not 💔)63.138334.8304
😜 (not 🤐)63.138430.1305
cheery (not sorrowful)63.031628.582
metaphorical (not literal)63.016630.4114
vanilla (not kinky)62.938731.470
bold (not serious)62.846425.1133
chill (not offended)62.826327.3107
queer (not straight)62.712228.081
proper (not scandalous)62.643727.761
deep (not shallow)62.554529.1427
juvenile (not mature)62.439624.5111
cautious (not impulsive)62.343730.3124
crazy (not sane)62.245726.3334
instinctual (not reasoned)61.950828.9114
intimate (not formal)61.938728.4258
tasteful (not lewd)61.862226.279
straightforward (not cryptic)61.767829.299
playful (not shy)61.773027.690
🐐 (not 🦒)61.753130.5317
loud (not quiet)61.252328.3104
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.128531.0138
aloof (not obsessed)61.09727.571
vague (not precise)61.019728.196
classical (not avant-garde)61.050328.165
wavering (not resolute)60.914228.8300
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)60.847429.1356
melee (not ranged)60.823830.870
joyful (not miserable)60.632928.4333
enslaved (not emancipated)60.515728.7100
existentialist (not nihilist)60.454126.485
theoretical (not empirical)60.313427.7119
old (not young)60.338725.172
tame (not wild)60.334127.7150
🐀 (not 🐘)60.235328.9288
roundabout (not direct)60.018331.4103
reliable (not experimental)59.855129.297
creative (not conventional)59.652930.397
gossiping (not confidential)59.633726.192
liberal (not conservative)59.662629.4291
extraordinary (not mundane)59.575530.4106
well behaved (not mischievous)59.440426.278
giggling (not chortling)59.426630.281
careful (not brave)59.026830.5101
sickly (not healthy)59.020022.7123
subjective (not objective)59.036627.974
moody (not stable)58.971628.879
arcane (not mainstream)58.952624.470
📈 (not 📉)58.967929.8357
trusting (not charming)58.836131.776
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)58.861232.085
🥰 (not 🙃)58.848333.3328
🥴 (not 🥳)58.851032.3323
🛌 (not 🧗)58.829131.1329
socialist (not libertarian)58.513528.5103
astonishing (not methodical)58.532427.298
disarming (not creepy)58.481627.5135
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)58.458232.1343
moderate (not extreme)58.330827.4121
gendered (not androgynous)58.3109133.0114
chaste (not lustful)57.838728.197
transient (not permanent)57.731528.976
whippersnapper (not sage)57.745631.385
introspective (not not introspective)57.571430.7251
sheeple (not conspiracist)57.420729.9117
happy (not sad)57.335826.595
awkward (not charming)57.235231.4110
extrovert (not introvert)57.265231.4105
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.231629.3105
indiscreet (not tactful)57.127828.6278
👻 (not 🤖)57.151130.0282
masculine (not feminine)57.070025.9136
patient (not impatient)56.936131.2136
active (not slothful)56.8102727.286
minimalist (not pack rat)56.854531.5319
😀 (not 😭)56.848030.3362
Greek (not Roman)56.733130.861
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.617429.566
decorative (not utilitarian)56.531928.575
self-improving (not self-destructive)56.346132.8110
generalist (not specialist)56.227932.651
ignorant (not knowledgeable)56.228133.898
tense (not relaxed)56.194731.668
disreputable (not prestigious)56.136227.766
😊 (not 🤣)56.169433.8365
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.967528.9109
slacker (not workaholic)55.924028.088
🐮 (not 🐷)55.962829.9269
go-getter (not slugabed)55.8105628.0289
preppy (not punk rock)55.768527.696
foolish (not wise)55.645830.8101
🧠 (not 💪)55.683831.9370
rough (not smooth)55.452428.091
🐴 (not 🦄)55.462933.0343
leisurely (not hurried)55.143329.380
🏌 (not 🤺)55.020831.8278
repulsive (not attractive)54.727323.9105
multicolored (not monochrome)54.654932.177
Swedish (not Italian)54.249631.288
modest (not flamboyant)54.164528.881
plays hard (not works hard)54.136727.898
reasonable (not deranged)54.168728.3285
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.175432.381
bright (not depressed)54.061630.191
resigned (not resistant)53.915727.4169
beautiful (not ugly)53.5100932.0147
triggered (not trolling)53.483531.197
hipster (not basic)53.338330.780
unorthodox (not traditional)53.268531.286
indulgent (not sober)53.164630.1118
impartial (not biased)52.821228.777
🎩 (not 🧢)52.768033.4314
physical (not intellectual)52.643431.769
efficient (not overprepared)52.398827.093
statist (not anarchist)52.266028.3214
scrub (not legit)52.225929.2252
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)52.177231.6111
🧐 (not 😎)52.057332.6374
fast-talking (not slow-talking)52.082430.3104
outlaw (not sheriff)51.764527.9101
helpless (not resourceful)51.719629.897
hedonist (not monastic)51.773024.7178
interesting (not tiresome)51.596829.3135
theist (not atheist)51.449927.887
bold (not shy)51.1112230.1106
unobservant (not perceptive)50.823932.495
skeptical (not spiritual)50.796232.084
sensible (not ludicrous)50.777431.073
variable (not consistent)50.548029.684
circular (not linear)50.564030.271

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Rex (0.816)
  2. Flounder (0.76)
  3. Kelly Erin Hannon (0.76)
  4. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (0.756)
  5. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (0.752)
  1. Tywin Lannister (-0.685)
  2. Firelord Ozai (-0.678)
  3. Charlotte Hale (-0.67)
  4. Coriolanus Snow (-0.67)
  5. Terry Benedict (-0.668)

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. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.19)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.19)
  3. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.19)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.16)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.06)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.06)
  7. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.02)
  8. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.03)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.06)
  10. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.08)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.12)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.12)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.19)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.21)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.25)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.25)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.27)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.31)
  20. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.31)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.35)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.38)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.41)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.5)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.58)


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