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Buster Bluth Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Buster Bluth is a character from Arrested Development.

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 2,000 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
nerd (not jock)96.886.475
codependent (not independent)96.2212.770
weird (not normal)96.016.871
sheltered (not street-smart)95.1214.760
anxious (not calm)94.757.272
beta (not alpha)94.6212.377
submissive (not dominant)94.558.869
gullible (not cynical)93.7311.437
soft (not hard)93.459.268
dorky (not cool)93.369.870
often crying (not never cries)92.959.229
clumsy (not coordinated)92.7710.976
lost (not enlightened)92.628.732
insecure (not confident)92.6310.361
juvenile (not mature)92.01712.879
traumatized (not flourishing)92.01610.538
timid (not cocky)92.049.430
helpless (not resourceful)91.9112.274
awkward (not charming)91.6517.178
twitchy (not still)91.31610.035
sensitive (not thick-skinned)91.2614.867
meek (not bossy)91.1913.371
hesitant (not decisive)91.0210.976
soft (not hard)91.01314.972
oblivious (not alert)90.61116.456
flimsy (not sturdy)90.5314.837
hypochondriac (not stoic)90.4311.737
awkward (not suspicious)90.2817.963
freak (not normie)90.22711.230
emotional (not unemotional)90.27519.425
vulnerable (not armoured)89.9317.089
family-first (not work-first)89.25714.883
tense (not relaxed)89.011114.989
metrosexual (not macho)89.01018.242
first-mate (not captain)88.92319.467
apprentice (not master)88.3816.289
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)88.25112.133
zany (not regular)88.14613.860
passive (not assertive)88.0717.769
incompetent (not competent)87.91717.973
fantastical (not realistic)87.94111.928
head@clouds (not down2earth)87.84519.474
slow (not fast)87.7912.566
flower child (not goth)87.111818.936
innocent (not worldly)86.91519.484
claustrophobic (not spelunker)86.9613.535
foolish (not wise)86.83018.280
puny (not mighty)86.8519.480
noob (not pro)86.7720.765
emotional (not logical)86.57718.377
gatherer (not hunter)86.43017.431
😬 (not 😏)86.41116.855
reactive (not proactive)86.3514.834
enslaved (not emancipated)86.1418.672
yes-man (not contrarian)86.01119.432
dramatic (not no-nonsense)85.911222.671
devoted (not unfaithful)85.939418.632
desperate (not high standards)85.82825.036
obedient (not rebellious)85.73118.383
crazy (not sane)85.68115.752
stuttering (not rhythmic)85.6618.042
lover (not fighter)85.15811.733
cheesy (not chic)85.14417.242
low self esteem (not narcissistic)84.92814.940
dunce (not genius)84.92216.191
bookish (not sporty)84.830816.280
🐿 (not 🦇)84.66919.051
moody (not stable)84.521312.271
domestic (not industrial)83.72122.979
weakass (not badass)83.53324.333
preppy (not punk rock)83.416120.632
underachiever (not overachiever)83.42119.923
whimsical (not rational)83.39422.186
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)83.110516.364
random (not pointed)83.14921.029
reclusive (not social)83.09820.684
autistic (not neurotypical)82.9421.775
🛌 (not 🧗)82.74524.797
ignorant (not knowledgeable)82.64924.432
idealist (not realist)82.59122.279
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)82.34215.131
🐀 (not 🐘)82.24223.587
bad-cook (not good-cook)82.26421.431
water (not fire)82.15520.645
cringeworthy (not inspiring)82.08123.372
careful (not brave)81.83423.972
self-conscious (not self-assured)81.74224.089
folksy (not presidential)81.57819.324
arcane (not mainstream)81.49215.356
introvert (not extrovert)81.210321.468
kind (not cruel)81.248815.266
loyal (not traitorous)81.171122.263
nonpolitical (not political)81.03025.064
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)80.97226.631
love-focused (not money-focused)80.943620.125
trusting (not charming)80.81519.565
deranged (not reasonable)80.714520.958
giggling (not chortling)80.42228.026
tailor (not blacksmith)80.412818.824
wavering (not resolute)80.2924.347
shy (not bold)80.22319.274
quirky (not predictable)80.211526.331
ludicrous (not sensible)79.911822.966
jealous (not opinionated)79.92519.732
🎃 (not 💀)79.68523.423
low IQ (not high IQ)79.33617.962
imaginative (not practical)78.914321.263
unfixable (not fixable)78.610522.338
self-destructive (not self-improving)78.520922.541
slacker (not workaholic)78.29419.189
air (not earth)78.22419.626
asexual (not sexual)78.010722.129
unassuming (not pretentious)77.96225.552
slovenly (not stylish)77.710618.749
vintage (not trendy)77.444115.628
pacifist (not ferocious)77.312628.180
pure (not debased)77.323220.175
indiscreet (not tactful)77.35320.953
sickly (not healthy)77.17316.378
child free (not pronatalist)77.125027.463
genuine (not sarcastic)76.924824.790
touchy-feely (not distant)76.816025.939
😇 (not 😈)76.329123.053
unlucky (not fortunate)76.217725.673
🦄 (not 🐴)76.120629.947
jealous (not compersive)76.024426.559
princess (not queen)75.88930.935
unpolished (not eloquent)75.717023.972
exaggerating (not factual)75.732322.831
unprepared (not hoarder)75.75529.166
triggered (not trolling)75.615829.125
cooperative (not competitive)75.517128.264
subjective (not objective)75.53928.564
frenzied (not sleepy)75.550724.433
innocent (not jaded)75.413030.734
prudish (not flirtatious)75.315522.430
repulsive (not attractive)75.310518.367
mild (not spicy)75.314426.365
outsider (not insider)75.217233.178
🤠 (not 🤑)75.035226.351
transparent (not machiavellian)75.013032.021
sweet (not bitter)74.933123.363
🎨 (not 🏀)74.859721.726
disorganized (not self-disciplined)74.617928.372
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)74.618621.656
expressive (not stoic)74.542127.059
scrub (not legit)74.27424.762
abstract (not concrete)74.215230.666
devout (not heathen)74.019525.569
circular (not linear)73.77927.826
instinctual (not reasoned)73.439127.065
roundabout (not direct)73.25428.572
sheeple (not conspiracist)73.22527.477
vague (not precise)73.26325.353
playful (not serious)73.130126.872
trusting (not suspicious)73.021429.976
biased (not impartial)73.043327.363
tight (not loose)73.052529.743
rigid (not flexible)72.835726.960
humble (not arrogant)72.629724.051
unobservant (not perceptive)72.65629.527
plays hard (not works hard)72.521026.770
demure (not vain)72.519021.565
offended (not chill)72.540224.134
off-key (not musical)72.522526.630
warm (not cold)72.350320.856
ironic (not profound)72.115623.938
respectful (not rude)72.155921.378
low-tech (not high-tech)72.133024.852
generous (not stingy)72.153526.431
extreme (not moderate)71.865828.068
🧐 (not 😎)71.827228.062
overprepared (not efficient)71.74522.335
whippersnapper (not sage)71.617027.631
literal (not metaphorical)71.629629.873
white knight (not bad boy)71.654225.236
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)71.433428.363
privileged (not oppressed)71.370334.035
disreputable (not prestigious)71.219226.053
📉 (not 📈)71.25028.262
depressed (not bright)71.124121.847
unambitious (not driven)71.13128.852
feminine (not masculine)71.149118.364
backdoor (not official)71.138628.076
variable (not consistent)70.914128.228
explorer (not builder)70.838424.462
pensive (not serene)70.852328.324
neutral (not opinionated)70.62428.539
accepting (not judgemental)70.634826.980
experimental (not reliable)70.534728.646
🥴 (not 🥳)70.030832.059
analysis (not common sense)70.040218.030
believable (not poorly-written)69.9109423.727
French (not Russian)69.836529.128
chaotic (not orderly)69.649233.656
unorthodox (not traditional)69.457728.061
slugabed (not go-getter)69.44026.657
Pepsi (not Coke)69.36231.023
repetitive (not varied)69.231626.278
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.263324.964
👟 (not 🥾)69.036933.750
remote (not involved)68.95930.970
ambitious (not realistic)68.857329.923
oxymoron (not tautology)68.812027.725
long-winded (not concise)68.822327.235
orange (not purple)68.724730.666
complimentary (not insulting)68.752326.353
one-faced (not two-faced)68.781129.525
curious (not apathetic)68.473227.869
young (not old)68.484823.860
creepy (not disarming)68.419428.579
interrupting (not attentive)68.441631.829
naive (not paranoid)68.320832.733
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.228428.375
not introspective (not introspective)68.214929.566
wholesome (not salacious)68.161326.962
communal (not individualist)68.117527.573
romantic (not dispassionate)68.081028.036
epic (not deep)68.028728.223
centrist (not radical)67.914727.638
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.743233.363
soulful (not soulless)67.6106928.175
😭 (not 😀)67.532430.564
vegan (not cannibal)67.452125.827
morning lark (not night owl)67.129229.656
treasure (not trash)66.9120929.077
basic (not hipster)66.857131.072
slothful (not active)66.89725.867
bashful (not exhibitionist)66.815830.731
fearmongering (not reassuring)66.839638.131
honorable (not cunning)66.766723.583
historical (not modern)66.445827.867
chivalrous (not businesslike)66.443523.123
quitter (not persistent)66.31231.957
English (not German)66.3123635.924
unmotivated (not motivated)66.36030.135
lowbrow (not highbrow)66.118725.471
rich (not poor)66.075227.471
gossiping (not confidential)66.035129.087
entitled (not grateful)66.058231.130
tall (not short)65.868326.1101
picky (not always down)65.856532.141
luddite (not technophile)65.536427.052
resigned (not resistant)65.54328.890
dramatic (not comedic)65.592231.524
manicured (not scruffy)65.393028.665
rock (not rap)65.2127524.330
summer (not winter)65.259933.230
goof-off (not studious)65.141329.151
cautious (not impulsive)64.657433.974
shy (not playful)64.620232.269
extravagant (not thrifty)64.557027.223
flamboyant (not modest)64.457929.278
pack rat (not minimalist)64.235429.140
🤺 (not 🏌)64.2104032.556
quiet (not loud)64.056230.790
feminist (not sexist)63.9102525.864
🐒 (not 🐩)63.845835.661
good-humored (not angry)63.574628.168
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')63.58130.746
rustic (not cultured)63.534327.425
angelic (not demonic)63.279525.064
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.140128.370
avant-garde (not classical)63.139930.443
miserable (not joyful)63.178829.554
drop out (not valedictorian)63.042434.063
Greek (not Roman)63.016727.922
monastic (not hedonist)62.927026.731
open-book (not secretive)62.936126.122
moist (not dry)62.943936.838
funny (not humorless)62.778828.764
statist (not anarchist)62.558129.256
chaste (not lustful)62.444226.862
vanilla (not kinky)62.460133.775
🥶 (not 🥵)62.439232.828
expressive (not monotone)62.488334.827
impatient (not patient)62.389830.095
uncreative (not open to new experinces)62.224532.171
shallow (not deep)62.234827.070
lenient (not strict)61.757033.579
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.715329.969
envious (not prideful)61.711127.431
queer (not straight)61.626329.377
cat person (not dog person)61.561836.435
🙃 (not 🥰)61.455533.973
literary (not mathematical)61.383430.259
egalitarian (not racist)61.3149027.152
not genocidal (not genocidal)61.2120638.532
receiving (not giving)61.151138.143
melee (not ranged)61.030332.724
decorative (not utilitarian)60.938229.358
stinky (not fresh)60.936726.689
sugarcoated (not frank)60.917432.534
sad (not happy)60.891023.182
equitable (not hypocritical)60.675524.882
astonishing (not methodical)60.546133.166
existentialist (not nihilist)60.584328.561
accommodating (not stubborn)60.528236.632
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)60.368233.187
western (not eastern)60.2100033.072
animalistic (not human)60.131427.957
🧠 (not 💪)60.0117124.063
on-time (not tardy)60.0109832.029
democratic (not authoritarian)59.979929.765
🤣 (not 😊)59.847833.660
artistic (not scientific)59.771127.144
obsessed (not aloof)59.6100436.179
lighthearted (not intense)59.639332.840
ugly (not beautiful)59.423729.078
slow-talking (not fast-talking)59.439229.529
heroic (not villainous)59.3127818.670
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)59.155835.128
side character (not main character)59.179830.010
tame (not wild)59.054632.984
specialist (not generalist)59.088733.950
protagonist (not antagonist)59.0126625.036
glad (not mad)58.958428.954
overspender (not penny-pincher)58.760029.464
geriatric (not vibrant)58.731629.137
nurturing (not poisonous)58.4102626.963
intimate (not formal)58.375733.163
thin (not thick)58.196932.370
theist (not atheist)58.150425.447
unchallenging (not demanding)58.027938.236
refined (not rugged)57.995329.561
🐷 (not 🐮)57.938733.883
simple (not complicated)57.636236.267
exuberant (not subdued)57.695431.847
washed (not muddy)57.5106233.332
🤔 (not 🤫)57.492534.662
haunted (not blissful)57.4118832.436
indie (not pop)57.4108034.737
civilized (not barbaric)57.2119027.656
🤖 (not 👻)57.266234.068
🐐 (not 🦒)57.2107436.983
wooden (not plastic)57.2125932.121
philosophical (not real)57.036730.558
monochrome (not multicolored)57.075535.349
freelance (not corporate)57.0100134.131
crafty (not scholarly)56.9100329.972
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)56.980129.448
irrelevant (not important)56.818931.390
socialist (not libertarian)56.731926.654
theoretical (not empirical)56.735431.563
urban (not rural)56.7123330.288
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.785932.055
creative (not conventional)56.589729.179
lavish (not frugal)56.569630.063
loveable (not punchable)56.5111630.327
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.546228.733
lewd (not tasteful)56.448329.069
conservative (not liberal)56.451926.348
close-minded (not open-minded)56.256928.362
guarded (not open)55.9137832.668
sheriff (not outlaw)55.885930.557
diligent (not lazy)55.3168329.968
sunny (not gloomy)55.373927.026
sorrowful (not cheery)55.2107329.875
cryptic (not straightforward)55.237031.667
bold (not serious)55.196328.766
intellectual (not physical)55.0117728.072
neat (not messy)54.8112932.477
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)54.866237.559
doer (not thinker)54.8120432.939
altruistic (not selfish)54.7105130.885
🤡 (not 👽)54.667537.070
🎩 (not 🧢)54.694634.160
interested (not bored)54.5143231.226
unambiguous (not mysterious)54.496636.082
forgiving (not vengeful)54.392733.075
politically correct (not edgy)54.373529.065
Swedish (not Italian)54.178332.631
spiritual (not skeptical)54.044030.064
scheduled (not spontaneous)54.0104937.672
reserved (not chatty)53.990628.357
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)53.8130133.150
deliberate (not spontaneous)53.6118131.661
indulgent (not sober)53.597236.370
hurried (not leisurely)53.4109632.271
gamer (not non-gamer)53.363833.539
💩 (not 🌟)53.243234.664
well behaved (not mischievous)53.076634.046
empath (not psychopath)53.0120831.725
poetic (not factual)52.575631.933
mundane (not extraordinary)52.450434.758
deviant (not average)52.4120132.368
smooth (not rough)52.096234.565
everyman (not chosen one)51.882133.530
warm (not quarrelsome)51.689229.473
androgynous (not gendered)51.618931.068
tiresome (not interesting)51.442232.683
💃 (not 🧕)51.3130830.470
OCD (not ADHD)51.3124034.128
private (not gregarious)51.2126331.183
gracious (not feisty)51.255731.168
transient (not permanent)51.278930.673
clean (not perverted)51.2132132.321
pessimistic (not optimistic)50.2100231.171
😜 (not 🤐)50.894434.150
proper (not scandalous)50.797032.763
💝 (not 💔)50.7107234.167

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Charlie Cheswick (0.793)
  2. The Cowardly Lion (0.762)
  3. Tobias Funke (0.746)
  4. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (0.744)
  5. Morty Smith (0.744)
  6. Billy Bibbit (0.736)
  7. Louis Tully (0.725)
  8. Milhouse Van Houten (0.722)
  9. Alfredo Linguini (0.721)
  10. Gary Walsh (0.697)
  1. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (-0.609)
  2. Zoe Washburne (-0.589)
  3. Blondie (-0.587)
  4. Lorraine Broughton (-0.584)
  5. Jessica Pearson (-0.579)
  6. Olenna Tyrell (-0.579)
  7. Nick Fury (-0.575)
  8. Lana Kane (-0.574)
  9. Melinda May (-0.571)
  10. Harvey Specter (-0.566)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Buster Bluth to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Buster Bluth is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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