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Oscar Bluth Personality Statistics

Oscar 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. 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
scruffy (not manicured)89.43812.565
weird (not normal)88.94911.965
crazy (not sane)88.93717.837
old (not young)88.73011.464
unorthodox (not traditional)88.65815.756
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)87.22516.066
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)86.914725.015
backdoor (not official)86.54417.745
lustful (not chaste)86.16617.155
abstract (not concrete)84.92213.948
experimental (not reliable)84.76117.418
slovenly (not stylish)84.32715.653
self-destructive (not self-improving)84.37711.623
zany (not regular)84.17518.048
stinky (not fresh)84.12417.378
unpolished (not eloquent)83.64017.850
messy (not neat)83.57315.655
outlaw (not sheriff)83.212714.168
rugged (not refined)82.88817.171
indulgent (not sober)82.512518.769
arcane (not mainstream)82.56614.643
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.59619.857
scandalous (not proper)82.414617.846
disreputable (not prestigious)82.14216.552
chaotic (not orderly)81.914322.060
moody (not stable)81.820217.242
repulsive (not attractive)81.84615.055
slacker (not workaholic)81.74820.653
disorganized (not self-disciplined)81.57022.056
dramatic (not no-nonsense)81.313918.854
vague (not precise)81.11313.855
wild (not tame)81.123618.863
drop out (not valedictorian)80.97822.548
loose (not tight)80.95321.523
spontaneous (not deliberate)80.77716.446
deranged (not reasonable)80.610420.737
head@clouds (not down2earth)80.210724.761
ludicrous (not sensible)79.89424.463
goof-off (not studious)79.811318.241
clumsy (not coordinated)79.79016.757
outsider (not insider)79.47422.950
cringeworthy (not inspiring)79.29120.256
slothful (not active)78.82819.466
whimsical (not rational)78.512622.953
low-tech (not high-tech)78.510423.259
kinky (not vanilla)78.315322.859
luddite (not technophile)78.34720.659
plays hard (not works hard)78.010720.158
folksy (not presidential)77.912819.915
transient (not permanent)77.82322.545
scrub (not legit)77.83420.162
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.621319.247
unlucky (not fortunate)77.510422.866
anarchist (not statist)77.511219.865
rebellious (not obedient)77.433924.251
poetic (not factual)77.46324.720
emotional (not logical)77.219026.960
reclusive (not social)77.111922.171
creative (not conventional)76.820321.259
lewd (not tasteful)76.69019.759
mischievous (not well behaved)76.635923.457
impulsive (not cautious)76.425122.450
🐒 (not 🐩)76.010328.746
variable (not consistent)75.95024.914
open to new experinces (not uncreative)75.837625.244
hedonist (not monastic)75.610226.835
crafty (not scholarly)75.626321.653
spontaneous (not scheduled)75.523226.255
edgy (not politically correct)75.425922.764
juvenile (not mature)75.418322.357
extreme (not moderate)75.240023.747
imaginative (not practical)75.113721.357
philosophical (not real)75.03622.648
leisurely (not hurried)74.89625.838
flimsy (not sturdy)74.87021.026
deviant (not average)74.731120.564
cunning (not honorable)74.621225.468
👻 (not 🤖)74.69824.330
🧢 (not 🎩)74.421330.548
foolish (not wise)74.314422.185
avant-garde (not classical)74.29722.347
jealous (not compersive)74.221122.158
sickly (not healthy)73.97118.956
ugly (not beautiful)73.85623.858
slow (not fast)73.55122.254
lazy (not diligent)73.44123.644
idealist (not realist)73.417727.858
intimate (not formal)73.217125.560
creepy (not disarming)73.09525.572
🥴 (not 🥳)73.015427.335
gloomy (not sunny)73.030120.517
instinctual (not reasoned)72.929023.356
hypocritical (not equitable)72.918422.575
explorer (not builder)72.919924.657
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.727226.456
indiscreet (not tactful)72.56324.631
lost (not enlightened)72.419427.719
punk rock (not preppy)72.424120.316
💩 (not 🌟)72.311224.945
bold (not serious)72.327423.344
incompetent (not competent)72.27324.151
🙃 (not 🥰)72.219130.068
tall (not short)72.230022.261
metrosexual (not macho)72.026222.620
unfixable (not fixable)71.914826.628
open-minded (not close-minded)71.827426.446
slow-talking (not fast-talking)71.89023.021
night owl (not morning lark)71.635926.865
worldly (not innocent)71.452525.363
debased (not pure)71.326926.750
melee (not ranged)71.27228.221
remote (not involved)71.13428.442
artistic (not scientific)71.024523.841
suspicious (not trusting)70.937328.753
puny (not mighty)70.98120.949
circular (not linear)70.910829.516
traitorous (not loyal)70.812727.559
animalistic (not human)70.79422.553
dunce (not genius)70.610923.382
cryptic (not straightforward)70.48523.860
roundabout (not direct)70.46429.358
liberal (not conservative)70.135035.839
📉 (not 📈)70.04330.949
off-key (not musical)70.020225.424
awkward (not charming)69.916824.164
depressed (not bright)69.917120.755
metaphorical (not literal)69.87928.462
oblivious (not alert)69.815724.247
gatherer (not hunter)69.827825.816
lowbrow (not highbrow)69.610926.444
romantic (not dispassionate)69.550725.618
expressive (not stoic)69.338128.154
villainous (not heroic)69.316821.242
soft (not hard)69.325926.658
heathen (not devout)69.021226.646
rough (not smooth)68.925530.350
quarrelsome (not warm)68.842729.249
selfish (not altruistic)68.831829.464
sorrowful (not cheery)68.738522.253
spiritual (not skeptical)68.311732.855
multicolored (not monochrome)68.325130.540
💔 (not 💝)68.124829.266
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.133227.342
feisty (not gracious)68.056525.151
slugabed (not go-getter)67.94326.134
sad (not happy)67.840725.137
😈 (not 😇)67.833529.838
😬 (not 😏)67.818332.954
flamboyant (not modest)67.735126.957
subjective (not objective)67.712028.053
salacious (not wholesome)67.729727.342
miserable (not joyful)67.742128.148
trash (not treasure)67.711727.456
unprepared (not hoarder)67.612930.245
mysterious (not unambiguous)67.230028.060
barbaric (not civilized)67.019123.449
poor (not rich)67.026230.458
intense (not lighthearted)66.959532.223
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)66.848327.561
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)66.820534.950
traumatized (not flourishing)66.847828.418
freelance (not corporate)66.846538.723
🤣 (not 😊)66.722528.349
unobservant (not perceptive)66.79127.019
astonishing (not methodical)66.618628.454
dorky (not cool)66.630127.729
pack rat (not minimalist)66.520732.645
anxious (not calm)66.443328.240
flexible (not rigid)66.220529.654
irrelevant (not important)66.25227.767
secretive (not open-book)66.252925.213
demonic (not angelic)66.130123.844
lenient (not strict)65.929730.550
ignorant (not knowledgeable)65.816924.821
biased (not impartial)65.757429.343
rude (not respectful)65.630029.765
rural (not urban)65.618531.657
sensitive (not thick-skinned)65.530529.448
historical (not modern)65.432024.749
insulting (not complimentary)65.434828.952
extraordinary (not mundane)65.163930.565
🛌 (not 🧗)65.019631.474
hesitant (not decisive)64.915228.648
🐷 (not 🐮)64.817631.968
shallow (not deep)64.622028.767
mad (not glad)64.248129.447
🤫 (not 🤔)64.211733.932
🥾 (not 👟)64.235635.438
unassuming (not pretentious)64.022229.945
poisonous (not nurturing)63.732327.852
sexist (not feminist)63.725930.151
unpatriotic (not patriotic)63.68528.039
🐀 (not 🐘)63.627731.767
bold (not shy)63.595127.757
😜 (not 🤐)63.537932.130
playful (not shy)63.370026.361
passive (not assertive)63.317128.657
theoretical (not empirical)63.29031.346
first-mate (not captain)63.247033.757
helpless (not resourceful)63.29231.851
western (not eastern)63.248431.151
wavering (not resolute)63.111228.934
🤡 (not 👽)63.024133.936
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.056134.920
bookish (not sporty)62.962822.941
beta (not alpha)62.929733.457
noob (not pro)62.916929.249
libertarian (not socialist)62.830436.754
arrogant (not humble)62.755231.264
orange (not purple)62.729932.757
impatient (not patient)62.460032.241
hipster (not basic)62.322328.149
thick (not thin)62.330022.961
frugal (not lavish)62.148232.960
unambitious (not driven)62.15834.949
💃 (not 🧕)62.160629.757
vulnerable (not armoured)62.027427.247
codependent (not independent)61.928929.255
🤺 (not 🏌)61.976834.141
vengeful (not forgiving)61.849633.462
literary (not mathematical)61.751828.856
bitter (not sweet)61.746525.947
competitive (not cooperative)61.466034.045
privileged (not oppressed)61.470931.223
individualist (not communal)61.355135.246
vegan (not cannibal)61.344730.114
exuberant (not subdued)61.356330.219
focused on the present (not focused on the future)61.137832.853
submissive (not dominant)60.930331.964
suspicious (not awkward)60.769233.448
punchable (not loveable)60.632326.923
self-assured (not self-conscious)60.575231.350
racist (not egalitarian)60.514530.339
🐐 (not 🦒)60.558933.974
chatty (not reserved)60.253226.045
vain (not demure)60.051828.342
autistic (not neurotypical)59.89728.146
pacifist (not ferocious)59.633631.550
soulful (not soulless)59.686329.550
Russian (not French)59.527531.213
straight (not queer)59.494531.245
funny (not humorless)59.360722.548
masculine (not feminine)59.169123.653
low IQ (not high IQ)59.014824.253
English (not German)58.9100326.710
provincial (not cosmopolitan)58.739629.246
😭 (not 😀)58.445632.047
charming (not trusting)58.355926.857
spicy (not mild)58.370427.258
🦄 (not 🐴)58.340334.141
stuttering (not rhythmic)57.823332.420
meek (not bossy)57.728334.653
sarcastic (not genuine)57.650632.068
specialist (not generalist)57.665427.341
relaxed (not tense)57.519831.950
gendered (not androgynous)57.5111231.548
playful (not serious)57.439730.460
geriatric (not vibrant)57.124129.222
moist (not dry)57.146932.620
insecure (not confident)57.027330.753
chortling (not giggling)57.071129.517
resistant (not resigned)56.995531.979
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)56.756933.947
interesting (not tiresome)56.786227.752
master (not apprentice)56.578832.654
tailor (not blacksmith)56.473732.120
nerd (not jock)56.367729.251
uninspiring (not charismatic)56.019232.267
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)55.743234.148
believable (not poorly-written)55.7117626.023
optimistic (not pessimistic)55.654734.150
gossiping (not confidential)55.539734.542
persistent (not quitter)55.5122134.853
introspective (not not introspective)55.478930.867
authoritarian (not democratic)55.351034.758
physical (not intellectual)55.140427.647
soft (not hard)55.149832.355
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.875035.99
🧐 (not 😎)54.752633.336
varied (not repetitive)54.434831.570
efficient (not overprepared)54.494125.010
loud (not quiet)54.363730.671
triggered (not trolling)54.382031.121
whippersnapper (not sage)53.958330.823
atheist (not theist)53.773431.946
child free (not pronatalist)53.484032.545
good-humored (not angry)53.366928.048
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)52.959934.154
street-smart (not sheltered)52.981129.342
political (not nonpolitical)52.872035.137
nihilist (not existentialist)52.838331.447
Swedish (not Italian)52.655028.916
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.544732.153
complicated (not simple)52.488234.647
introvert (not extrovert)52.249329.056
kind (not cruel)52.292826.557
Roman (not Greek)52.261835.411
brave (not careful)52.183827.148
guarded (not open)52.197833.643
chill (not offended)52.148734.318
aloof (not obsessed)52.029933.744
enslaved (not emancipated)52.031331.540
work-first (not family-first)51.964832.646
overspender (not penny-pincher)51.953734.756
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)51.959733.417
curious (not apathetic)51.898329.747
sleepy (not frenzied)51.815533.924
domestic (not industrial)51.658131.849
🐿 (not 🦇)51.373333.639
💪 (not 🧠)51.040826.444
accepting (not judgemental)50.861434.470
🤠 (not 🤑)50.879537.048
private (not gregarious)50.383332.841
decorative (not utilitarian)50.644929.653
cold (not warm)50.561232.742

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Frank Gallagher (0.792)
  2. Krusty the Clown (0.746)
  3. Meredith Palmer (0.739)
  4. Ziggy Sobotka (0.738)
  5. Ben Chang (0.723)
  1. Janet Fraiser (-0.718)
  2. Dana Scully (-0.717)
  3. Melinda Warner (-0.693)
  4. Amy Santiago (-0.692)
  5. Kimball Cho (-0.684)

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: INTP (r = 0.21)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.11)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.04)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.04)
  5. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.04)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.05)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.07)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.1)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.11)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.13)
  11. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.14)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.18)
  13. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.21)
  14. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.21)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.28)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.28)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.32)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.33)
  19. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.39)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.42)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.42)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.45)
  23. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.45)
  24. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.47)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.5)


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