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Buster Bluth Descriptive Personality Statistics

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 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
nerd (not jock)96.776.474
codependent (not independent)96.2212.770
weird (not normal)95.916.869
anxious (not calm)94.937.167
sheltered (not street-smart)94.9115.157
beta (not alpha)94.6212.474
submissive (not dominant)94.368.966
dorky (not cool)93.649.868
gullible (not cynical)93.4311.635
soft (not hard)93.249.366
often crying (not never cries)93.248.526
clumsy (not coordinated)92.6711.270
helpless (not resourceful)92.5110.773
insecure (not confident)92.4310.459
lost (not enlightened)92.228.930
traumatized (not flourishing)92.11110.836
juvenile (not mature)91.92012.977
timid (not cocky)91.649.528
awkward (not charming)91.3317.574
twitchy (not still)91.31510.131
hesitant (not decisive)91.0211.071
sensitive (not thick-skinned)91.0514.965
meek (not bossy)90.8813.469
oblivious (not alert)90.7916.654
vulnerable (not armoured)90.6214.483
soft (not hard)90.61215.169
awkward (not suspicious)90.0618.161
freak (not normie)90.02411.725
hypochondriac (not stoic)89.9511.835
tense (not relaxed)89.87913.984
flimsy (not sturdy)89.4415.730
first-mate (not captain)89.11719.962
family-first (not work-first)88.95115.078
apprentice (not master)88.9715.386
passive (not assertive)88.8716.364
emotional (not unemotional)88.810020.821
zany (not regular)88.14113.958
incompetent (not competent)88.11418.071
reactive (not proactive)87.9112.230
head@clouds (not down2earth)87.74219.672
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)87.55812.131
flower child (not goth)87.310320.230
innocent (not worldly)87.21018.979
slow (not fast)87.2712.663
crazy (not sane)87.25212.847
noob (not pro)87.2620.364
devoted (not unfaithful)87.127615.826
foolish (not wise)87.12817.978
fantastical (not realistic)87.15013.021
puny (not mighty)86.5619.874
emotional (not logical)86.46518.476
😬 (not 😏)86.3916.954
metrosexual (not macho)86.32019.932
yes-man (not contrarian)86.2919.530
stuttering (not rhythmic)86.0615.836
dramatic (not no-nonsense)85.710922.969
gatherer (not hunter)85.73218.726
desperate (not high standards)85.72925.634
enslaved (not emancipated)85.6519.068
obedient (not rebellious)85.33118.679
bookish (not sporty)85.126116.077
claustrophobic (not spelunker)85.0913.929
dunce (not genius)84.82116.389
low self esteem (not narcissistic)84.72215.139
moody (not stable)84.618512.468
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)84.42313.226
🐿 (not 🦇)84.35619.150
lover (not fighter)84.36612.221
cheesy (not chic)84.34517.340
random (not pointed)83.94116.418
ignorant (not knowledgeable)83.63723.928
preppy (not punk rock)83.415221.031
whimsical (not rational)83.29122.285
domestic (not industrial)83.12123.375
reclusive (not social)82.98020.882
autistic (not neurotypical)82.6522.569
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.610316.262
🛌 (not 🧗)82.63725.094
underachiever (not overachiever)82.62021.419
trusting (not charming)82.4717.861
idealist (not realist)82.38422.476
🐀 (not 🐘)82.34023.082
folksy (not presidential)82.25917.619
introvert (not extrovert)81.97920.266
careful (not brave)81.83523.972
water (not fire)81.74722.033
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)81.56427.228
kind (not cruel)81.442215.860
self-conscious (not self-assured)81.33824.187
nonpolitical (not political)81.21925.263
cringeworthy (not inspiring)81.09424.066
weakass (not badass)80.94525.927
loyal (not traitorous)80.862722.461
arcane (not mainstream)80.88915.254
deranged (not reasonable)80.712520.958
bad-cook (not good-cook)80.48322.821
giggling (not chortling)80.42328.026
quirky (not predictable)80.210226.331
shy (not bold)79.82019.670
tailor (not blacksmith)79.812919.023
wavering (not resolute)79.81224.844
low IQ (not high IQ)79.43518.161
love-focused (not money-focused)79.443320.223
ludicrous (not sensible)79.312423.064
slacker (not workaholic)79.37418.284
unassuming (not pretentious)78.94025.048
imaginative (not practical)78.813021.361
🎃 (not 💀)78.310424.720
slovenly (not stylish)77.99819.047
asexual (not sexual)77.88323.125
jealous (not opinionated)77.72820.128
prudish (not flirtatious)77.68318.228
😇 (not 😈)77.621122.551
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.521123.337
air (not earth)77.42320.220
unpolished (not eloquent)77.313022.967
frenzied (not sleepy)77.234722.030
unlucky (not fortunate)77.112324.672
sickly (not healthy)77.16216.576
vintage (not trendy)77.039716.024
pure (not debased)76.921320.173
pacifist (not ferocious)76.811828.676
🦄 (not 🐴)76.816529.544
devout (not heathen)76.611123.960
indiscreet (not tactful)76.55321.150
genuine (not sarcastic)76.321425.086
unprepared (not hoarder)76.24928.063
touchy-feely (not distant)76.215226.337
child free (not pronatalist)76.024627.660
generous (not stingy)76.033123.428
abstract (not concrete)75.811929.661
sweet (not bitter)75.626623.260
repulsive (not attractive)75.49518.466
circular (not linear)75.45024.623
cooperative (not competitive)75.215428.363
mild (not spicy)75.212926.564
innocent (not jaded)75.211131.133
🎨 (not 🏀)75.151623.620
🤠 (not 🤑)74.829227.148
exaggerating (not factual)74.731024.625
jealous (not compersive)74.623627.054
outsider (not insider)74.616533.376
subjective (not objective)74.63428.961
scrub (not legit)74.66824.858
unfixable (not fixable)74.614223.729
variable (not consistent)74.57526.325
princess (not queen)74.311131.932
expressive (not stoic)74.336927.258
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)74.317521.855
disorganized (not self-disciplined)74.116828.570
trusting (not suspicious)73.518329.674
transparent (not machiavellian)73.513334.817
roundabout (not direct)73.35329.066
Pepsi (not Coke)73.22528.119
vague (not precise)73.25625.353
ambitious (not realistic)73.137726.214
triggered (not trolling)73.022830.721
rigid (not flexible)72.830726.960
tight (not loose)72.846529.732
plays hard (not works hard)72.719327.165
playful (not serious)72.627326.565
biased (not impartial)72.639627.561
sheeple (not conspiracist)72.62627.575
humble (not arrogant)72.625624.250
warm (not cold)72.343221.254
demure (not vain)72.317221.863
extreme (not moderate)72.258028.162
unobservant (not perceptive)72.26130.026
unambitious (not driven)72.02428.950
offended (not chill)72.036824.333
instinctual (not reasoned)71.839627.261
low-tech (not high-tech)71.830025.051
🧐 (not 😎)71.824127.859
pensive (not serene)71.841728.712
feminine (not masculine)71.742417.863
respectful (not rude)71.750621.476
explorer (not builder)71.730823.060
literal (not metaphorical)71.627029.873
off-key (not musical)71.421927.627
ironic (not profound)71.415924.335
disreputable (not prestigious)71.217526.252
📉 (not 📈)71.24528.262
accepting (not judgemental)70.928926.577
depressed (not bright)70.821222.145
neutral (not opinionated)70.62426.924
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)70.532128.660
backdoor (not official)70.536928.174
privileged (not oppressed)70.466434.029
long-winded (not concise)70.416526.034
white knight (not bad boy)70.251525.134
whippersnapper (not sage)70.217427.929
chaotic (not orderly)70.043032.953
analysis (not common sense)69.935418.329
unorthodox (not traditional)69.748527.958
remote (not involved)69.64630.569
slugabed (not go-getter)69.63826.756
🥴 (not 🥳)69.428032.457
oxymoron (not tautology)69.310726.018
overprepared (not efficient)69.26322.629
patriotic (not unpatriotic)69.256225.063
epic (not deep)69.122126.019
👟 (not 🥾)69.133633.647
repetitive (not varied)68.930426.377
naive (not paranoid)68.817232.631
complimentary (not insulting)68.744926.353
creepy (not disarming)68.617728.778
experimental (not reliable)68.634229.341
communal (not individualist)68.612827.471
curious (not apathetic)68.463727.869
believable (not poorly-written)68.1105524.124
treasure (not trash)68.1101827.974
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.025627.972
soulful (not soulless)67.991927.871
unmotivated (not motivated)67.94830.132
rich (not poor)67.862927.066
wholesome (not salacious)67.854827.061
😭 (not 😀)67.728830.162
orange (not purple)67.624030.863
bashful (not exhibitionist)67.612831.823
young (not old)67.575123.857
lowbrow (not highbrow)67.515125.367
basic (not hipster)67.450631.366
not introspective (not introspective)67.314729.664
chivalrous (not businesslike)66.836422.517
morning lark (not night owl)66.625630.054
French (not Russian)66.644729.019
dramatic (not comedic)66.577028.915
🐒 (not 🐩)66.433334.857
one-faced (not two-faced)66.477830.919
interrupting (not attentive)66.442732.726
vegan (not cannibal)66.247626.325
picky (not always down)66.148032.440
English (not German)66.0111336.322
fearmongering (not reassuring)66.037338.530
luddite (not technophile)65.932526.148
quitter (not persistent)65.71231.856
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)65.643133.858
shy (not playful)65.516132.267
gossiping (not confidential)65.532129.582
centrist (not radical)65.518627.835
resigned (not resistant)65.34328.889
manicured (not scruffy)65.382828.665
honorable (not cunning)65.261323.378
slothful (not active)65.29626.062
rock (not rap)65.2112824.330
Greek (not Roman)65.19526.921
🥶 (not 🥵)65.127831.119
flamboyant (not modest)64.950328.873
historical (not modern)64.842527.863
envious (not prideful)64.76526.825
romantic (not dispassionate)64.584029.030
feminist (not sexist)64.487526.261
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')64.36130.644
goof-off (not studious)64.237029.349
rustic (not cultured)64.228527.423
extravagant (not thrifty)64.149825.516
cautious (not impulsive)64.152133.973
monastic (not hedonist)64.118726.329
miserable (not joyful)64.066928.150
provincial (not cosmopolitan)63.932127.266
drop out (not valedictorian)63.736933.561
pack rat (not minimalist)63.732529.738
🤺 (not 🏌)63.790633.153
quiet (not loud)63.649130.789
queer (not straight)63.518128.172
moist (not dry)63.436236.236
summer (not winter)63.456534.427
tall (not short)63.267926.465
good-humored (not angry)63.265328.466
avant-garde (not classical)63.135330.443
entitled (not grateful)63.058531.327
angelic (not demonic)62.869524.661
vanilla (not kinky)62.751833.874
funny (not humorless)62.769728.764
uninspiring (not charismatic)62.712529.566
open-book (not secretive)62.732126.118
impatient (not patient)62.179930.194
expressive (not monotone)62.179535.426
chaste (not lustful)61.939026.761
egalitarian (not racist)61.9127627.151
statist (not anarchist)61.854329.055
🙃 (not 🥰)61.449534.170
sugarcoated (not frank)61.215533.131
western (not eastern)61.078032.571
shallow (not deep)61.033427.565
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)61.056032.683
stinky (not fresh)61.030526.987
wooden (not plastic)61.093632.515
sad (not happy)60.978023.281
not genocidal (not genocidal)60.9104339.031
lenient (not strict)60.852833.876
decorative (not utilitarian)60.734629.557
cat person (not dog person)60.655036.634
literary (not mathematical)60.576030.953
astonishing (not methodical)60.440133.462
existentialist (not nihilist)60.473228.259
equitable (not hypocritical)60.465624.881
receiving (not giving)60.447438.640
uncreative (not open to new experinces)60.325032.067
democratic (not authoritarian)59.970429.963
animalistic (not human)59.928828.156
🐷 (not 🐮)59.630633.280
obsessed (not aloof)59.489736.378
ugly (not beautiful)59.422029.078
🧠 (not 💪)59.2105323.960
tame (not wild)59.147733.480
specialist (not generalist)59.078233.950
unchallenging (not demanding)59.022038.033
glad (not mad)58.951229.253
artistic (not scientific)58.864726.743
heroic (not villainous)58.8112518.668
natural-talent (not hard-work)58.833027.926
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.735229.828
geriatric (not vibrant)58.727729.137
lighthearted (not intense)58.736432.836
thin (not thick)58.682032.665
nurturing (not poisonous)58.689127.160
refined (not rugged)58.582529.360
theist (not atheist)58.544424.945
🤣 (not 😊)58.546033.855
protagonist (not antagonist)58.5111425.135
indie (not pop)58.587434.636
lewd (not tasteful)58.340628.166
exuberant (not subdued)58.381331.344
philosophical (not real)58.228630.356
intimate (not formal)58.265732.960
melee (not ranged)58.134132.619
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)58.055435.726
monochrome (not multicolored)57.764135.348
accommodating (not stubborn)57.727736.527
simple (not complicated)57.631936.267
urban (not rural)57.6106529.886
🤖 (not 👻)57.655634.167
washed (not muddy)57.592533.230
guarded (not open)57.4115431.966
civilized (not barbaric)57.4104727.855
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)57.374031.752
loveable (not punchable)57.394730.626
on-time (not tardy)57.1104532.823
irrelevant (not important)57.016331.088
overspender (not penny-pincher)57.057629.560
haunted (not blissful)57.0104931.233
creative (not conventional)56.977828.775
close-minded (not open-minded)56.948127.459
conservative (not liberal)56.944426.446
🤔 (not 🤫)56.884835.060
lavish (not frugal)56.563030.061
bold (not serious)56.580028.064
🐐 (not 🦒)56.597437.181
crafty (not scholarly)56.389330.468
socialist (not libertarian)56.028826.950
reserved (not chatty)55.874627.553
theoretical (not empirical)55.834931.661
freelance (not corporate)55.791033.930
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)55.671328.645
Swedish (not Italian)55.563030.621
sorrowful (not cheery)55.392330.372
diligent (not lazy)55.1146830.164
cryptic (not straightforward)55.132832.065
intellectual (not physical)55.0103528.072
empath (not psychopath)55.0100731.720
forgiving (not vengeful)54.979532.974
sheriff (not outlaw)54.877230.052
🤡 (not 👽)54.858736.968
indulgent (not sober)54.781935.564
poetic (not factual)54.760531.026
neat (not messy)54.699832.672
altruistic (not selfish)54.590830.783
🎩 (not 🧢)54.283834.259
hurried (not leisurely)54.193631.768
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)54.061937.358
politically correct (not edgy)53.964529.163
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)53.8116133.150
deviant (not average)53.7101832.065
😜 (not 🤐)53.775133.746
sunny (not gloomy)53.768127.524
deliberate (not spontaneous)53.6105031.661
scheduled (not spontaneous)53.492837.571
mundane (not extraordinary)53.442034.254
unambiguous (not mysterious)53.390835.977
everyman (not chosen one)53.366033.230
💩 (not 🌟)53.238434.059
spiritual (not skeptical)52.839930.261
doer (not thinker)52.8112833.635
interested (not bored)52.4131230.821
well behaved (not mischievous)52.368234.344
gamer (not non-gamer)52.357832.833
warm (not quarrelsome)52.175829.372
gracious (not feisty)51.845530.967
optimistic (not pessimistic)51.782331.068
perverted (not clean)51.758132.818
OCD (not ADHD)51.6109734.522
private (not gregarious)51.4108331.080
androgynous (not gendered)51.415630.863
💝 (not 💔)51.390133.661
interesting (not tiresome)50.9133232.580
proper (not scandalous)50.885733.261
🧕 (not 💃)50.256730.469
rough (not smooth)50.684634.562
transient (not permanent)50.671230.871

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 (0.799)
  2. The Cowardly Lion (0.759)
  3. Tobias Funke (0.747)
  4. Morty Smith (0.744)
  5. Leopold 'Butters' Stotch (0.742)
  6. Billy Bibbit (0.737)
  7. Louis Tully (0.725)
  8. Milhouse Van Houten (0.722)
  9. Alfredo Linguini (0.717)
  10. Gary Walsh (0.689)
  1. Russell 'Stringer' Bell (-0.608)
  2. Blondie (-0.585)
  3. Lorraine Broughton (-0.585)
  4. Zoe Washburne (-0.584)
  5. Jessica Pearson (-0.579)
  6. Nick Fury (-0.574)
  7. Olenna Tyrell (-0.573)
  8. Lana Kane (-0.573)
  9. Melinda May (-0.57)
  10. Harvey Specter (-0.568)

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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