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The Scarecrow Descriptive 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. 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
kind (not cruel)89.114712.697
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)88.92416.7391
clumsy (not coordinated)88.23111.7130
low-tech (not high-tech)86.72515.0136
loyal (not traitorous)85.945915.8106
poor (not rich)84.75413.5107
vintage (not trendy)83.616218.591
orange (not purple)83.52916.2129
scruffy (not manicured)83.511614.6105
wholesome (not salacious)83.313718.6345
🎃 (not 💀)83.13920.8102
🤠 (not 🤑)82.810018.4406
gatherer (not hunter)82.87616.3124
summer (not winter)82.815521.939
grateful (not entitled)82.79119.2101
vulnerable (not armoured)82.53518.1123
asexual (not sexual)82.44720.795
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.419718.744
playful (not serious)82.414315.5116
good-humored (not angry)82.317917.1106
flower child (not goth)82.123320.158
low self esteem (not narcissistic)81.84517.1138
soft (not hard)81.511817.6129
gullible (not cynical)81.56521.657
soft (not hard)81.411518.4139
😇 (not 😈)81.316018.5379
rural (not urban)81.15724.9347
folksy (not presidential)80.98620.1123
submissive (not dominant)80.89518.5143
nurturing (not poisonous)80.825416.9106
forgiving (not vengeful)80.716619.2113
devoted (not unfaithful)80.669520.157
warm (not cold)80.523117.0141
open-book (not secretive)79.97319.5149
chatty (not reserved)79.931120.3108
heroic (not villainous)79.955017.1130
soulful (not soulless)79.653021.6128
chivalrous (not businesslike)79.57321.0124
lighthearted (not intense)79.45823.3127
angelic (not demonic)79.323119.6127
love-focused (not money-focused)79.348117.050
oppressed (not privileged)79.27917.5130
cooperative (not competitive)79.010520.3110
sweet (not bitter)79.022418.183
accepting (not judgemental)78.718322.7116
cheesy (not chic)78.616017.146
complimentary (not insulting)78.520421.5152
ADHD (not OCD)78.514026.687
glad (not mad)78.411919.7330
wooden (not plastic)78.218924.8105
generous (not stingy)78.128920.8134
beta (not alpha)78.016622.9145
emotional (not unemotional)77.847125.061
pure (not debased)77.721620.5103
funny (not humorless)77.632723.3125
🥾 (not 👟)77.619424.9391
tailor (not blacksmith)77.620425.595
twitchy (not still)77.626522.7120
flimsy (not sturdy)77.65223.5114
protagonist (not antagonist)77.352125.352
dorky (not cool)77.316521.5350
lover (not fighter)77.220123.7114
warm (not quarrelsome)77.018221.9115
freelance (not corporate)76.839021.2107
🎨 (not 🏀)76.751824.3112
vegan (not cannibal)76.720726.3106
innocent (not jaded)76.711427.151
family-first (not work-first)76.632321.7125
humble (not arrogant)76.421522.5100
first-mate (not captain)76.430823.9122
fixable (not unfixable)76.410722.0120
curious (not apathetic)76.334925.279
apprentice (not master)76.212920.9169
innocent (not worldly)76.19123.0130
white knight (not bad boy)76.036817.851
expressive (not stoic)75.937423.796
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.842922.0340
honorable (not cunning)75.832322.5232
not genocidal (not genocidal)75.860029.841
codependent (not independent)75.614926.7101
pacifist (not ferocious)75.415622.7130
lenient (not strict)75.321621.1151
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)75.223227.284
messy (not neat)75.122819.3155
expressive (not monotone)75.145223.866
self-conscious (not self-assured)75.09127.0116
metrosexual (not macho)75.023921.7122
fantastical (not realistic)75.022824.194
transparent (not machiavellian)74.912325.742
nerd (not jock)74.851724.1129
slovenly (not stylish)74.713322.299
goof-off (not studious)74.623523.4333
🐿 (not 🦇)74.631724.4294
respectful (not rude)74.547622.6135
muddy (not washed)74.513823.150
oblivious (not alert)74.213124.3400
poetic (not factual)74.213722.0117
insecure (not confident)74.111926.2162
altruistic (not selfish)74.139221.6184
whimsical (not rational)73.925222.5121
awkward (not suspicious)73.817023.393
unprepared (not hoarder)73.87922.996
often crying (not never cries)73.820923.745
one-faced (not two-faced)73.658126.6114
meek (not bossy)73.214722.4131
abstract (not concrete)73.216922.9370
tall (not short)73.142122.1186
empath (not psychopath)73.157827.087
thrifty (not extravagant)72.922025.7104
romantic (not dispassionate)72.758624.8137
democratic (not authoritarian)72.726824.593
noob (not pro)72.77824.2374
giving (not receiving)72.549626.542
head@clouds (not down2earth)72.231326.6122
dry (not moist)72.019227.8123
accommodating (not stubborn)72.010327.696
loveable (not punchable)71.650928.1129
chaotic (not orderly)71.544623.2117
frugal (not lavish)71.531123.897
historical (not modern)71.531422.3100
weird (not normal)71.450323.9153
trusting (not suspicious)71.325427.8150
unassuming (not pretentious)71.315328.3343
desperate (not high standards)71.219425.0125
anxious (not calm)71.048328.1102
child free (not pronatalist)71.045225.4104
unpolished (not eloquent)70.924225.499
western (not eastern)70.928326.5276
traumatized (not flourishing)70.955628.4117
morning lark (not night owl)70.821025.1160
sensitive (not thick-skinned)70.729326.990
backdoor (not official)70.738424.070
disorganized (not self-disciplined)70.721927.3109
unchallenging (not demanding)70.49627.0109
imaginative (not practical)70.427927.9112
🤡 (not 👽)70.318426.5331
🌟 (not 💩)70.295526.2382
genuine (not sarcastic)70.044728.2131
rustic (not cultured)70.019625.453
motivated (not unmotivated)70.0132030.048
rugged (not refined)69.938825.3121
passive (not assertive)69.913725.6116
loose (not tight)69.821928.9125
explorer (not builder)69.741024.9106
indie (not pop)69.654224.056
civilized (not barbaric)69.679823.197
literary (not mathematical)69.542526.382
English (not German)69.5100530.7106
earth (not air)69.544932.6110
treasure (not trash)69.4108127.1400
hesitant (not decisive)69.314126.9121
open-minded (not close-minded)69.251325.5100
bookish (not sporty)69.176325.6117
interested (not bored)69.171426.681
🤔 (not 🤫)69.028129.1347
hypochondriac (not stoic)69.017025.645
quirky (not predictable)69.035127.744
open (not guarded)68.715128.595
outsider (not insider)68.735126.9120
drop out (not valedictorian)68.731028.2355
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)68.717228.9106
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)68.636326.8309
sunny (not gloomy)68.643725.9127
emotional (not logical)68.549827.5127
repetitive (not varied)68.534122.7160
domestic (not industrial)68.425126.5124
musical (not off-key)68.326730.2115
gregarious (not private)68.230526.9118
human (not animalistic)68.291326.0144
long-winded (not concise)68.023723.136
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.924627.4153
lost (not enlightened)67.940027.3135
spontaneous (not deliberate)67.834926.8101
exaggerating (not factual)67.852326.397
random (not pointed)67.819127.784
water (not fire)67.832228.9102
charismatic (not uninspiring)67.7102226.6140
mild (not spicy)67.627026.4172
reactive (not proactive)67.628525.765
stinky (not fresh)67.522123.1305
timid (not cocky)67.517624.553
dramatic (not no-nonsense)67.251827.1106
important (not irrelevant)67.2119026.7391
egalitarian (not racist)67.0130024.8252
dunce (not genius)66.919827.1245
zany (not regular)66.957826.5321
stuttering (not rhythmic)66.815728.8110
open to new experinces (not uncreative)66.694029.5113
low IQ (not high IQ)66.612730.1129
unlucky (not fortunate)66.545125.9140
vibrant (not geriatric)66.582128.4127
compersive (not jealous)66.439926.199
everyman (not chosen one)66.431627.454
slow (not fast)66.314725.488
idealist (not realist)66.342129.2168
devout (not heathen)66.147125.5130
feminist (not sexist)66.194925.4268
gracious (not feisty)65.918227.1133
thin (not thick)65.860827.2134
equitable (not hypocritical)65.853025.7184
🐒 (not 🐩)65.838029.1295
philosophical (not real)65.617626.7116
sheltered (not street-smart)65.634530.8100
penny-pincher (not overspender)65.551528.3291
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.454228.3354
incompetent (not competent)65.315829.9143
queer (not straight)65.320327.994
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.380525.9287
touchy-feely (not distant)65.343427.355
social (not reclusive)65.260427.9359
ambitious (not realistic)65.268928.5105
artistic (not scientific)65.153828.896
obedient (not rebellious)65.139027.3109
exuberant (not subdued)65.164728.7113
puny (not mighty)65.119425.3120
nonpolitical (not political)65.030831.4106
bashful (not exhibitionist)65.019229.1102
demure (not vain)64.942226.1105
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)64.949429.8102
autistic (not neurotypical)64.79926.0120
flexible (not rigid)64.734728.9106
believable (not poorly-written)64.7135523.1118
always down (not picky)64.721227.552
French (not Russian)64.657328.7112
rock (not rap)64.6128425.347
cheery (not sorrowful)64.542828.6115
persistent (not quitter)64.5164428.2338
unambiguous (not mysterious)64.256228.2130
average (not deviant)64.126028.297
driven (not unambitious)64.1149027.6149
optimistic (not pessimistic)64.054230.2106
💃 (not 🧕)64.086128.8317
roundabout (not direct)63.818529.3133
comedic (not dramatic)63.829030.9122
simple (not complicated)63.621631.8116
spontaneous (not scheduled)63.558030.7115
😬 (not 😏)63.433528.9340
😜 (not 🤐)63.457129.6325
communal (not individualist)63.326628.0129
politically correct (not edgy)63.245326.179
bold (not serious)63.166624.2168
intimate (not formal)63.155927.8280
💝 (not 💔)63.157135.1327
luddite (not technophile)63.043627.286
bad-cook (not good-cook)63.050328.861
non-gamer (not gamer)63.081432.069
vanilla (not kinky)62.956033.190
existentialist (not nihilist)62.767126.799
clean (not perverted)62.597728.3101
hard-work (not natural-talent)62.482331.1113
deep (not shallow)62.385028.9439
focused on the future (not focused on the present)62.040530.8159
involved (not remote)61.9110428.3110
crazy (not sane)61.966226.6357
chill (not offended)61.841429.0130
crafty (not scholarly)61.782428.6112
proper (not scandalous)61.766926.990
loud (not quiet)61.675928.4126
weakass (not badass)61.627229.7106
cautious (not impulsive)61.565030.7148
instinctual (not reasoned)61.575929.4134
playful (not shy)61.5106428.5109
juvenile (not mature)61.557125.9142
oxymoron (not tautology)61.548325.535
moody (not stable)61.397128.9103
metaphorical (not literal)61.128031.4124
enslaved (not emancipated)61.022129.0138
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)61.072529.2357
🐀 (not 🐘)61.050628.9297
tasteful (not lewd)60.897526.7100
transient (not permanent)60.835326.697
wavering (not resolute)60.819828.8313
joyful (not miserable)60.749428.5353
blissful (not haunted)60.732330.8117
sickly (not healthy)60.629723.2141
tame (not wild)60.648527.9178
🐐 (not 🦒)60.482631.4346
tardy (not on-time)60.343127.5129
masculine (not feminine)60.298526.0166
diligent (not lazy)60.2155125.2102
aloof (not obsessed)60.115428.194
theoretical (not empirical)60.121728.6145
trusting (not charming)60.151331.7108
liberal (not conservative)60.192529.5316
sugarcoated (not frank)60.119427.535
vague (not precise)59.928927.7117
disreputable (not prestigious)59.940429.189
melee (not ranged)59.932129.088
astonishing (not methodical)59.846227.5125
📈 (not 📉)59.899529.9373
frenzied (not sleepy)59.8139228.9140
moderate (not extreme)59.742527.2145
🥰 (not 🙃)59.771132.8349
🥴 (not 🥳)59.573631.7333
freak (not normie)59.479425.6107
dog person (not cat person)59.467033.166
giggling (not chortling)59.337730.1106
reliable (not experimental)59.379930.9132
awkward (not charming)59.245730.6147
🛌 (not 🧗)59.240431.3350
creative (not conventional)58.980129.8112
socialist (not libertarian)58.921829.4121
gendered (not androgynous)58.8157031.8137
careful (not brave)58.739930.9130
subjective (not objective)58.751328.379
classical (not avant-garde)58.681828.692
introspective (not not introspective)58.5105930.6264
princess (not queen)58.547932.353
tense (not relaxed)58.4133730.997
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)58.483832.1356
straightforward (not cryptic)58.3114330.7126
patient (not impatient)58.350630.8147
👻 (not 🤖)58.372529.5304
extraordinary (not mundane)58.0116330.5136
sheeple (not conspiracist)57.925230.6134
😀 (not 😭)57.967930.3366
arcane (not mainstream)57.884125.796
gossiping (not confidential)57.847527.2133
disarming (not creepy)57.8122827.8163
inspiring (not cringeworthy)57.893228.9132
interrupting (not attentive)57.769028.886
common sense (not analysis)57.445029.958
old (not young)57.260225.898
Swedish (not Italian)57.264730.9108
foolish (not wise)57.060131.0145
repulsive (not attractive)57.033824.1126
well behaved (not mischievous)57.066226.9119
chaste (not lustful)56.959227.9121
doer (not thinker)56.9107834.9111
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.898833.4104
🐴 (not 🦄)56.790832.6361
extrovert (not introvert)56.595531.7124
indiscreet (not tactful)56.542128.8289
minimalist (not pack rat)56.582831.5329
ignorant (not knowledgeable)56.537333.5123
reassuring (not fearmongering)56.597333.346
lowbrow (not highbrow)56.443230.8115
active (not slothful)56.4154026.6109
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')56.426430.480
physical (not intellectual)56.255631.598
hipster (not basic)56.155531.499
multicolored (not monochrome)56.174232.2100
opinionated (not jealous)56.1138127.759
yes-man (not contrarian)56.146829.748
modest (not flamboyant)55.991730.2109
go-getter (not slugabed)55.9158427.9294
preppy (not punk rock)55.9101228.5117
🐮 (not 🐷)55.8100329.6286
😊 (not 🤣)55.8107033.8388
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)55.889529.493
generalist (not specialist)55.639730.882
happy (not sad)55.456826.9126
envious (not prideful)55.320829.8134
pensive (not serene)55.1147130.879
slacker (not workaholic)55.035728.4100
🏌 (not 🤺)55.030931.5294
resigned (not resistant)54.919527.1176
leisurely (not hurried)54.858830.095
Pepsi (not Coke)54.855133.190
🧠 (not 💪)54.6128232.0382
unorthodox (not traditional)54.599230.7103
whippersnapper (not sage)54.581330.7100
rough (not smooth)54.480928.4118
reasonable (not deranged)54.3104328.4312
self-improving (not self-destructive)54.375133.5128
indulgent (not sober)54.191730.0145
🥶 (not 🥵)54.165030.188
plays hard (not works hard)53.751727.5112
decorative (not utilitarian)53.756429.392
statist (not anarchist)53.789327.8222
fast-talking (not slow-talking)53.7117031.1124
deep (not epic)53.779627.670
interesting (not tiresome)53.5140529.1167
triggered (not trolling)53.5128930.6123
prudish (not flirtatious)53.475228.142
impartial (not biased)53.029529.598
efficient (not overprepared)53.0142927.1119
helpless (not resourceful)52.925229.7120
sensible (not ludicrous)52.8110931.496
ironic (not profound)52.690129.376
skeptical (not spiritual)52.2138232.0111
🧐 (not 😎)52.283432.4397
🎩 (not 🧢)52.298433.2336
radical (not centrist)52.2102328.846
shy (not bold)52.126330.1134
theist (not atheist)52.168527.9102
paranoid (not naive)52.0120732.363
hedonist (not monastic)51.6107125.1186
linear (not circular)51.595729.694
outlaw (not sheriff)51.394928.1126
beautiful (not ugly)51.2156931.3171
claustrophobic (not spelunker)51.262232.7104
Greek (not Roman)51.084430.574
unobservant (not perceptive)51.031832.2118
scrub (not legit)50.940929.7275
bright (not depressed)50.899830.5117
variable (not consistent)50.870030.0107
underachiever (not overachiever)50.438332.3102
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)50.5123032.2135
opinionated (not neutral)50.5170529.9126

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 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 (0.792)
  3. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (0.773)
  4. Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (0.772)
  5. Maurice (0.771)
  6. Kelly Erin Hannon (0.771)
  7. Alfredo Linguini (0.77)
  8. Jackson Belleville (0.762)
  9. Dory (0.756)
  10. Billy Bibbit (0.745)
  1. Hiram Lodge (-0.696)
  2. Tywin Lannister (-0.665)
  3. Charlotte Hale (-0.665)
  4. Terry Benedict (-0.664)
  5. Coriolanus Snow (-0.657)
  6. Agent Smith (-0.653)
  7. Firelord Ozai (-0.65)
  8. Logan Roy (-0.64)
  9. Catherine Martell (-0.636)
  10. Madelyn Stillwell (-0.635)

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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