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Dr. Bob Sweeney Personality Statistics

Dr. Bob Sweeney is a character from American History X. 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
civilized (not barbaric)96.418.711
perceptive (not unobservant)91.8759.017
mature (not juvenile)91.42812.225
serious (not playful)91.23711.520
eloquent (not unpolished)90.2448.912
studious (not goof-off)90.1809.214
sheriff (not outlaw)90.1328.511
obedient (not rebellious)89.51012.113
self-disciplined (not disorganized)89.415814.316
wise (not foolish)89.4348.212
valedictorian (not drop out)89.412010.414
cultured (not rustic)89.31911.012
master (not apprentice)89.112612.616
treasure (not trash)88.8987.69
deep (not shallow)87.9249.620
high IQ (not low IQ)87.827410.220
enlightened (not lost)87.41316.919
works hard (not plays hard)87.47613.411
persistent (not quitter)87.146325.514
bold (not shy)87.137612.114
diligent (not lazy)86.842511.816
literary (not mathematical)86.51515.619
orderly (not chaotic)86.4699.914
reasoned (not instinctual)86.079.910
resourceful (not helpless)85.929012.215
introspective (not not introspective)85.82212.221
cautious (not impulsive)85.72918.910
mighty (not puny)85.713410.316
no-nonsense (not dramatic)85.43715.021
prestigious (not disreputable)85.47315.512
motivated (not unmotivated)85.248611.712
English (not German)85.17720.511
pointed (not random)85.017415.783
coordinated (not clumsy)84.72329.59
intellectual (not physical)84.619813.618
active (not slothful)84.627414.917
clean (not perverted)84.516819.782
resolute (not wavering)84.39117.914
empath (not psychopath)84.113616.773
confidential (not gossiping)84.119915.831
rhythmic (not stuttering)83.712013.110
high standards (not desperate)83.513517.6100
on-time (not tardy)83.527321.294
rational (not whimsical)83.410719.917
direct (not roundabout)83.417514.525
competent (not incompetent)83.438914.914
inspiring (not cringeworthy)83.37623.719
workaholic (not slacker)83.342217.018
scheduled (not spontaneous)83.118514.215
manicured (not scruffy)82.834613.919
confident (not insecure)82.724219.215
human (not animalistic)82.522021.811
egalitarian (not racist)82.445925.522
🧠 (not 💪)82.427016.049
neurotypical (not autistic)82.37320.518
emancipated (not enslaved)82.39814.412
compersive (not jealous)82.33215.418
overachiever (not underachiever)82.136020.367
non-gamer (not gamer)82.113221.8110
masculine (not feminine)82.035525.311
fresh (not stinky)81.923914.114
sensible (not ludicrous)81.810916.515
opinionated (not jealous)81.813317.119
well behaved (not mischievous)81.77016.915
down2earth (not head@clouds)81.510422.515
hard (not soft)81.518016.214
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.421922.619
reasonable (not deranged)81.415020.518
dominant (not submissive)81.440819.320
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.410918.927
gendered (not androgynous)81.243523.922
loyal (not traitorous)81.255821.614
straightforward (not cryptic)81.110220.116
involved (not remote)81.114113.717
genuine (not sarcastic)81.111319.119
realistic (not fantastical)81.012620.4141
sturdy (not flimsy)80.627025.919
believable (not poorly-written)80.625919.120
driven (not unambitious)80.662123.325
bookish (not sporty)80.535012.615
charismatic (not uninspiring)80.535522.419
builder (not explorer)80.54014.212
devout (not heathen)80.45313.319
legit (not scrub)79.828812.120
consistent (not variable)79.711324.613
proper (not scandalous)79.614715.220
sane (not crazy)79.68816.818
neat (not messy)79.530214.015
disarming (not creepy)79.420119.717
alert (not oblivious)79.432822.319
dramatic (not comedic)79.329317.2121
one-faced (not two-faced)79.331424.5117
self-improving (not self-destructive)79.07324.511
tasteful (not lewd)78.816515.224
factual (not exaggerating)78.714422.6123
normal (not weird)78.64119.218
assertive (not passive)78.644714.311
important (not irrelevant)78.657221.514
still (not twitchy)78.66221.8105
politically correct (not edgy)78.56924.417
regular (not zany)78.43822.915
altruistic (not selfish)78.321718.919
go-getter (not slugabed)78.351518.715
street-smart (not sheltered)78.235417.717
straight (not queer)78.249222.415
demanding (not unchallenging)78.252524.3111
pro (not noob)78.051525.56
white knight (not bad boy)78.025711.76
statist (not anarchist)77.98016.010
multicolored (not monochrome)77.614832.613
knowledgeable (not ignorant)77.447220.712
prudish (not flirtatious)77.48416.712
🐘 (not 🐀)77.37517.831
chortling (not giggling)77.315018.99
healthy (not sickly)77.239819.017
alpha (not beta)76.944926.420
logical (not emotional)76.814819.712
frank (not sugarcoated)76.742226.917
practical (not imaginative)76.529822.012
patient (not impatient)76.410822.911
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.346221.815
deep (not epic)76.32819.695
sorrowful (not cheery)76.223112.817
interested (not bored)76.231624.1111
thick-skinned (not sensitive)75.816824.214
😇 (not 😈)75.824621.132
self-assured (not self-conscious)75.734623.915
🧐 (not 😎)75.614122.037
old (not young)75.323410.017
nurturing (not poisonous)75.338220.920
official (not backdoor)75.113025.725
hard-work (not natural-talent)75.124323.3126
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)75.016024.190
devoted (not unfaithful)75.081024.09
respectful (not rude)74.938418.016
scholarly (not crafty)74.814021.217
vanilla (not kinky)74.718228.87
tame (not wild)74.614224.822
profound (not ironic)74.68024.974
wooden (not plastic)74.629920.283
political (not nonpolitical)74.526527.411
precise (not vague)74.538325.710
genius (not dunce)74.443916.716
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)74.426228.038
earth (not air)74.423122.268
heroic (not villainous)74.362819.724
western (not eastern)74.313924.69
cooperative (not competitive)74.216027.416
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)74.124729.816
prideful (not envious)74.138421.2170
refined (not rugged)73.934723.517
worldly (not innocent)73.753626.014
attentive (not interrupting)73.622925.7114
opinionated (not neutral)73.682626.4111
objective (not subjective)73.55331.412
normie (not freak)73.515022.192
modest (not flamboyant)73.430324.718
presidential (not folksy)73.230417.721
open-minded (not close-minded)73.227828.717
bright (not depressed)73.120923.712
soulful (not soulless)73.166025.514
not genocidal (not genocidal)73.155729.812
vintage (not trendy)73.052322.0107
reliable (not experimental)72.931428.717
forgiving (not vengeful)72.928421.721
utilitarian (not decorative)72.831127.617
charming (not awkward)72.547417.617
kind (not cruel)72.467621.524
humble (not arrogant)72.323822.310
🤔 (not 🤫)72.214426.533
independent (not codependent)72.151027.320
basic (not hipster)72.133922.517
specialist (not generalist)72.024422.415
🌟 (not 💩)72.068125.135
OCD (not ADHD)72.044422.481
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)71.917520.015
sage (not whippersnapper)71.812932.610
bossy (not meek)71.567826.918
captain (not first-mate)71.543233.313
tactful (not indiscreet)71.535019.615
preppy (not punk rock)71.348721.520
methodical (not astonishing)71.236225.122
wholesome (not salacious)71.141625.214
armoured (not vulnerable)70.849027.016
predictable (not quirky)70.819118.911
honorable (not cunning)70.540527.219
miserable (not joyful)70.541424.410
tight (not loose)70.552720.018
🤖 (not 👻)70.419824.519
badass (not weakass)70.377624.3103
generous (not stingy)70.246125.694
permanent (not transient)70.225934.116
frugal (not lavish)70.132113.916
loveable (not punchable)70.145919.315
strict (not lenient)69.643722.215
nerd (not jock)69.655421.821
calm (not anxious)69.519924.915
🐮 (not 🐷)69.412623.731
decisive (not hesitant)69.267528.117
intense (not lighthearted)69.164626.720
focused on the future (not focused on the present)69.117126.215
hard (not soft)69.047218.613
optimistic (not pessimistic)68.934023.813
giving (not receiving)68.952716.911
concrete (not abstract)68.836530.221
morning lark (not night owl)68.321727.015
😊 (not 🤣)68.347022.834
washed (not muddy)68.351622.412
pure (not debased)68.141226.516
triggered (not trolling)68.042921.720
good-cook (not bad-cook)67.823424.5105
contrarian (not yes-man)67.846514.36
realist (not idealist)67.635123.314
tall (not short)67.548114.411
equitable (not hypocritical)67.439334.919
angelic (not demonic)67.250524.614
feminist (not sexist)67.270920.814
🎩 (not 🧢)67.251330.229
conventional (not creative)67.131934.512
stoic (not hypochondriac)67.140918.713
🐴 (not 🦄)67.043728.627
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.941618.714
humorless (not funny)66.825615.216
French (not Russian)66.737821.214
rap (not rock)66.76932.110
👽 (not 🤡)66.634922.220
analysis (not common sense)66.443128.614
flourishing (not traumatized)65.915921.57
purple (not orange)65.828121.912
trusting (not charming)65.824429.221
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)65.830933.014
stable (not moody)65.518924.818
🤠 (not 🤑)65.556526.628
🤐 (not 😜)65.541830.626
🧕 (not 💃)65.316123.426
ranged (not melee)65.326424.314
stylish (not slovenly)65.067621.513
fortunate (not unlucky)64.930920.615
💝 (not 💔)64.842827.332
tense (not relaxed)64.795727.316
fast (not slow)64.778123.318
🐿 (not 🦇)64.753826.225
historical (not modern)64.539625.214
accepting (not judgemental)64.542225.116
centrist (not radical)64.521125.58
thick (not thin)64.333426.010
penny-pincher (not overspender)64.348425.116
factual (not poetic)64.353628.38
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.130931.017
cocky (not timid)64.187724.613
fixable (not unfixable)64.052522.211
pensive (not serene)63.984727.785
macho (not metrosexual)63.833225.614
realistic (not ambitious)63.824529.681
urban (not rural)63.782825.915
cynical (not gullible)63.570017.915
real (not philosophical)63.467324.414
work-first (not family-first)63.255029.013
🥶 (not 🥵)63.232025.673
average (not deviant)63.125326.114
businesslike (not chivalrous)63.150630.296
monastic (not hedonist)63.020325.011
haunted (not blissful)63.079724.961
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.878723.517
vegan (not cannibal)62.650326.218
📈 (not 📉)62.568128.131
thrifty (not extravagant)62.348425.787
antagonist (not protagonist)62.325028.912
picky (not always down)62.256722.48
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)62.171726.917
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)61.855530.135
oppressed (not privileged)61.730927.418
stoic (not expressive)61.639821.517
spiritual (not skeptical)61.222431.822
cool (not dorky)61.165025.921
grateful (not entitled)61.152128.069
asexual (not sexual)61.029927.265
rigid (not flexible)60.761827.823
technophile (not luddite)60.644623.614
beautiful (not ugly)60.6109420.624
frenzied (not sleepy)60.6111824.819
dog person (not cat person)60.654031.014
sober (not indulgent)60.346634.612
theist (not atheist)60.337425.114
reserved (not chatty)60.158823.010
gloomy (not sunny)60.166027.815
dry (not moist)60.148730.215
🏌 (not 🤺)60.018228.427
mundane (not extraordinary)59.825129.314
tailor (not blacksmith)59.877929.513
liberal (not conservative)59.674635.218
brave (not careful)59.580233.224
everyman (not chosen one)59.545621.88
Coke (not Pepsi)59.437730.777
thinker (not doer)59.429131.5110
serious (not bold)59.347128.726
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)59.343427.312
pop (not indie)59.331325.911
existentialist (not nihilist)59.274426.112
distant (not touchy-feely)59.266727.112
curious (not apathetic)59.194737.514
efficient (not overprepared)59.193631.114
winter (not summer)59.057129.89
never cries (not often crying)59.073325.17
minimalist (not pack rat)58.858327.416
Italian (not Swedish)58.761522.619
chaste (not lustful)58.644025.79
angry (not good-humored)58.651424.921
reassuring (not fearmongering)58.571423.011
suspicious (not awkward)58.387826.59
extrovert (not introvert)58.175429.415
domestic (not industrial)57.948027.815
romantic (not dispassionate)57.995930.922
freelance (not corporate)57.777031.616
expressive (not monotone)57.682531.018
🎨 (not 🏀)57.584731.086
sweet (not bitter)57.465226.517
gatherer (not hunter)57.457532.912
suspicious (not trusting)57.275824.113
libertarian (not socialist)57.262932.616
quiet (not loud)57.257229.212
mainstream (not arcane)57.244428.414
🐩 (not 🐒)57.165929.938
linear (not circular)56.956327.514
cheesy (not chic)56.969723.710
mild (not spicy)56.843430.223
love-focused (not money-focused)56.894728.89
private (not gregarious)56.785831.517
concise (not long-winded)56.758926.69
open to new experinces (not uncreative)56.6104827.919
rough (not smooth)56.660518.69
formal (not intimate)56.663728.625
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.526329.611
unambiguous (not mysterious)56.572629.422
complicated (not simple)56.297037.618
pacifist (not ferocious)56.146129.819
guarded (not open)56.0110229.018
😭 (not 😀)56.060425.626
water (not fire)56.046333.081
chill (not offended)55.848024.211
literal (not metaphorical)55.791123.623
demure (not vain)55.462119.814
pronatalist (not child free)55.441430.28
slow-talking (not fast-talking)55.439524.98
vibrant (not geriatric)55.3103725.118
moderate (not extreme)55.245627.520
warm (not cold)55.176928.718
interesting (not tiresome)55.0110433.918
off-key (not musical)55.077524.015
narcissistic (not low self esteem)54.988414.314
subdued (not exuberant)54.849025.416
scientific (not artistic)54.775730.321
varied (not repetitive)54.739924.315
unorthodox (not traditional)54.680628.717
🥾 (not 👟)54.666532.128
🎃 (not 💀)54.664230.876
machiavellian (not transparent)54.570128.08
flower child (not goth)54.491924.012
🧗 (not 🛌)54.394633.933
gracious (not feisty)54.135531.521
🥳 (not 🥴)54.154027.828
😏 (not 😬)54.079427.234
shy (not playful)53.934012.315
Greek (not Roman)53.952924.79
quarrelsome (not warm)53.881125.817
outsider (not insider)53.874829.815
social (not reclusive)53.882427.612
attractive (not repulsive)53.7112622.912
paranoid (not naive)53.794322.57
jaded (not innocent)53.7101433.511
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)53.666131.033
oxymoron (not tautology)53.689820.38
complimentary (not insulting)53.378526.018
unprepared (not hoarder)53.248822.812
proactive (not reactive)53.057930.216
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)52.977927.419
queen (not princess)52.995630.917
highbrow (not lowbrow)52.6100231.714
exhibitionist (not bashful)52.5102326.086
happy (not sad)52.355026.211
fighter (not lover)52.376830.568
mad (not glad)52.290023.814
impartial (not biased)52.128330.715
🥰 (not 🙃)52.179027.223
hurried (not leisurely)52.091622.812
communal (not individualist)51.855035.117
stubborn (not accommodating)51.8119730.996
aloof (not obsessed)51.634423.713
theoretical (not empirical)51.651934.212
low-tech (not high-tech)51.678020.510
democratic (not authoritarian)51.584433.915
avant-garde (not classical)51.563034.510
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)51.4111333.029
conspiracist (not sheeple)51.1113629.617
emotional (not unemotional)51.0113830.413
poor (not rich)50.961320.925
open-book (not secretive)50.156228.723
resistant (not resigned)50.3134131.221
pretentious (not unassuming)50.395229.718
🦒 (not 🐐)50.444228.638

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 Dr. Bob Sweeney based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. George Washington (0.86)
  2. William Somerset (0.847)
  3. Jean-Luc Picard (0.837)
  4. Wallace Boden (0.836)
  5. Harold Cooper (0.835)
  6. Richard Webber (0.833)
  7. Joe West (0.832)
  8. Frank Reagan (0.83)
  9. Laura Roslin (0.828)
  10. Camille Saroyan (0.824)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.683)
  2. Jeff Portnoy (-0.641)
  3. The Deep (-0.624)
  4. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.606)
  5. A.J. Soprano (-0.595)
  6. Oscar Bluth (-0.595)
  7. Jake Harper (-0.579)
  8. Homer Simpson (-0.575)
  9. Cheryl Tunt (-0.562)
  10. Myrtle Wilson (-0.559)

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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