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Buffy Summers Personality Statistics

Buffy Summers is a character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 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
protagonist (not antagonist)95.8117.311
active (not slothful)94.9119.1532
motivated (not unmotivated)94.7527.29
persistent (not quitter)94.55810.635
badass (not weakass)94.4547.930
resourceful (not helpless)94.3279.6150
hunter (not gatherer)94.398.118
captain (not first-mate)93.63112.6421
important (not irrelevant)93.64011.657
heroic (not villainous)93.5309.5464
attractive (not repulsive)93.22010.4512
extraordinary (not mundane)93.02011.3530
🤺 (not 🏌)93.0189.043
alpha (not beta)92.86110.2505
night owl (not morning lark)92.8611.7337
beautiful (not ugly)92.88811.8156
brave (not careful)92.5311.5515
mighty (not puny)92.52113.9475
chosen one (not everyman)92.3415.110
pro (not noob)91.79010.034
🧗 (not 🛌)91.72710.865
assertive (not passive)91.55010.7476
loyal (not traitorous)90.718612.6491
freelance (not corporate)90.55716.423
fast (not slow)90.32612.2495
healthy (not sickly)90.14015.0472
fire (not water)89.26820.426
competent (not incompetent)89.018113.9516
bold (not shy)88.828711.9507
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.79512.8603
dominant (not submissive)88.517613.8491
feminist (not sexist)88.411814.047
stylish (not slovenly)87.79015.3492
ferocious (not pacifist)87.510015.7510
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)87.412417.3527
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.217511.424
driven (not unambitious)87.130617.8507
cocky (not timid)87.120412.716
rebellious (not obedient)86.519614.7515
vibrant (not geriatric)86.58710.416
bossy (not meek)85.824612.4479
workaholic (not slacker)85.830719.1164
rock (not rap)85.811119.913
sporty (not bookish)85.18617.4508
diligent (not lazy)85.052816.8529
sexual (not asexual)84.920315.627
doer (not thinker)84.87224.029
egalitarian (not racist)84.534516.128
opinionated (not neutral)84.534517.622
treasure (not trash)84.026315.963
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.920716.6515
fresh (not stinky)83.817317.452
coordinated (not clumsy)83.726419.9523
unorthodox (not traditional)83.714616.4166
melee (not ranged)83.6923.220
direct (not roundabout)83.517817.1487
rhythmic (not stuttering)83.513014.115
interesting (not tiresome)83.415418.7475
decisive (not hesitant)83.221117.0488
soulful (not soulless)83.129115.9177
feisty (not gracious)83.019517.2663
gendered (not androgynous)82.936321.0155
🌟 (not 💩)82.925925.542
queen (not princess)82.821325.114
young (not old)82.722417.7486
demanding (not unchallenging)82.338216.535
instinctual (not reasoned)82.310617.2513
street-smart (not sheltered)82.326021.4340
legit (not scrub)81.821918.544
go-getter (not slugabed)81.835820.035
complicated (not simple)81.622021.5510
cool (not dorky)81.513919.033
romantic (not dispassionate)81.322117.217
frenzied (not sleepy)81.019412.019
fast-talking (not slow-talking)80.418317.016
modern (not historical)80.212421.0281
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.114121.5182
love-focused (not money-focused)80.139429.110
physical (not intellectual)80.110117.2456
manicured (not scruffy)80.142220.2377
believable (not poorly-written)80.028516.919
crafty (not scholarly)79.917517.6413
trendy (not vintage)79.84821.523
high standards (not desperate)79.721318.638
alert (not oblivious)79.631420.636
resolute (not wavering)79.520724.838
English (not German)79.526328.724
stubborn (not accommodating)79.542322.934
wild (not tame)79.432317.1345
liberal (not conservative)79.417518.132
devoted (not unfaithful)79.364322.520
resistant (not resigned)79.217424.6506
spicy (not mild)79.130118.3503
💃 (not 🧕)79.127221.270
overachiever (not underachiever)79.147023.431
thin (not thick)79.010021.9329
haunted (not blissful)79.029515.721
frank (not sugarcoated)79.034514.712
specialist (not generalist)78.98021.9159
curious (not apathetic)78.821219.6501
playful (not shy)78.839518.4500
disarming (not creepy)78.822817.4146
neurotypical (not autistic)78.720919.7488
involved (not remote)78.623124.3520
perceptive (not unobservant)78.461325.817
🏀 (not 🎨)78.319323.819
extreme (not moderate)77.939318.3507
real (not philosophical)77.814121.3313
bold (not serious)77.721220.6511
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)77.641721.540
spontaneous (not scheduled)77.324121.6506
altruistic (not selfish)77.223720.6546
straight (not queer)77.254924.7166
stoic (not hypochondriac)77.017914.318
guarded (not open)76.649521.0518
expressive (not monotone)76.533120.713
bad-cook (not good-cook)76.415025.125
generous (not stingy)76.228922.239
contrarian (not yes-man)76.124416.311
funny (not humorless)76.031021.5494
😎 (not 🧐)75.924325.236
kind (not cruel)75.854517.8541
impatient (not patient)75.838321.5156
prideful (not envious)75.830323.231
independent (not codependent)75.741126.4425
child free (not pronatalist)75.624224.6446
confident (not insecure)75.249820.8488
deviant (not average)75.036220.0325
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)74.99714.611
whippersnapper (not sage)74.79123.913
jock (not nerd)74.524721.1492
fighter (not lover)74.422123.920
epic (not deep)74.311625.127
giving (not receiving)74.138130.013
urban (not rural)74.143321.373
explorer (not builder)74.021926.6384
reassuring (not fearmongering)73.928924.216
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.916923.959
efficient (not overprepared)73.921720.823
tense (not relaxed)73.862920.1477
straightforward (not cryptic)73.733125.4469
extrovert (not introvert)73.639722.9543
creative (not conventional)73.530724.1507
outsider (not insider)73.519024.7316
sturdy (not flimsy)73.549531.015
interested (not bored)73.440727.031
exuberant (not subdued)73.433423.316
armoured (not vulnerable)73.342023.0476
hard (not soft)73.038917.5517
open-minded (not close-minded)73.028221.4413
mischievous (not well behaved)72.951721.9481
high IQ (not low IQ)72.983818.8615
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.837522.1283
feminine (not masculine)72.735221.1471
empath (not psychopath)72.546124.330
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.250224.0510
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.223123.520
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)72.133723.640
emancipated (not enslaved)72.042428.3489
💪 (not 🧠)72.015720.150
hurried (not leisurely)71.923222.2419
industrial (not domestic)71.917123.9155
cynical (not gullible)71.945323.714
hard (not soft)71.641522.0141
freak (not normie)71.632726.035
🦄 (not 🐴)71.623026.749
😏 (not 😬)71.430126.039
impulsive (not cautious)71.438624.6496
chatty (not reserved)71.441526.0531
jaded (not innocent)71.253117.011
suspicious (not awkward)71.150823.5460
short (not tall)70.822921.4452
blacksmith (not tailor)70.723231.619
works hard (not plays hard)70.761423.3511
deep (not shallow)70.644921.541
loud (not quiet)70.647721.4499
opinionated (not jealous)70.658334.68
worldly (not innocent)70.465322.3483
dramatic (not comedic)70.459225.122
traumatized (not flourishing)70.444322.018
flirtatious (not prudish)70.242617.211
cosmopolitan (not provincial)70.226823.6496
master (not apprentice)70.163026.7184
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.019524.9492
🦇 (not 🐿)69.726624.545
📈 (not 📉)69.734931.834
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)69.437725.139
pensive (not serene)69.356126.215
honorable (not cunning)69.245028.4511
loveable (not punchable)69.149426.621
astonishing (not methodical)69.017227.4491
edgy (not politically correct)68.946921.0455
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)68.918128.546
exhibitionist (not bashful)68.948825.715
charming (not awkward)68.856623.3481
competitive (not cooperative)68.863627.6479
backdoor (not official)68.739431.0393
introspective (not not introspective)68.744123.561
intimate (not formal)68.731624.947
biased (not impartial)68.654621.8470
distant (not touchy-feely)68.442020.517
👽 (not 🤡)68.430621.629
knowledgeable (not ignorant)68.472926.218
cultured (not rustic)68.449722.29
moody (not stable)68.361023.0479
zany (not regular)68.347220.939
lustful (not chaste)68.246020.9465
reliable (not experimental)68.244127.012
tardy (not on-time)68.225724.941
ADHD (not OCD)68.125328.217
overspender (not penny-pincher)67.930119.158
one-faced (not two-faced)67.965431.634
suspicious (not trusting)67.651924.8473
tasteful (not lewd)67.554921.8450
😊 (not 🤣)67.449426.630
social (not reclusive)67.446526.777
nurturing (not poisonous)67.359422.3180
chic (not cheesy)67.231225.114
chaotic (not orderly)67.045423.3450
pointed (not random)67.081029.728
avant-garde (not classical)66.825525.3142
🐮 (not 🐷)66.822623.043
👻 (not 🤖)66.632126.332
😜 (not 🤐)66.640729.431
self-disciplined (not disorganized)66.485427.0524
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)66.438528.329
🥵 (not 🥶)66.434829.316
angelic (not demonic)66.354820.1484
French (not Russian)66.340626.715
Swedish (not Italian)66.227729.115
kinky (not vanilla)66.143525.5502
ambitious (not realistic)66.155229.125
summer (not winter)65.748132.116
weird (not normal)65.558724.0466
anarchist (not statist)65.534727.557
empirical (not theoretical)65.427228.4488
intense (not lighthearted)65.475122.114
emotional (not logical)65.349623.4524
genius (not dunce)65.372819.3518
multicolored (not monochrome)65.037328.9169
western (not eastern)65.050432.165
concrete (not abstract)64.950024.447
scandalous (not proper)64.852723.1319
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.872123.132
interrupting (not attentive)64.844731.337
never cries (not often crying)64.855624.713
sheriff (not outlaw)64.648830.9501
charming (not trusting)64.547926.5464
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.548525.1670
wooden (not plastic)64.570827.523
literary (not mathematical)64.252123.8451
muddy (not washed)64.230327.111
equitable (not hypocritical)64.148326.3157
prestigious (not disreputable)63.966228.0294
factual (not poetic)63.954121.515
🧢 (not 🎩)63.848627.738
low-tech (not high-tech)63.748025.2491
💀 (not 🎃)63.751133.822
obsessed (not aloof)63.664125.6502
confidential (not gossiping)63.679528.0423
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.555627.8503
pretentious (not unassuming)63.457724.337
white knight (not bad boy)63.464727.716
radical (not centrist)63.346125.614
presidential (not folksy)63.157031.012
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.043330.0413
chivalrous (not businesslike)63.042826.619
flexible (not rigid)62.832426.7538
fixable (not unfixable)62.858429.417
spontaneous (not deliberate)62.734728.1525
twitchy (not still)62.765730.241
secretive (not open-book)62.674327.220
emotional (not unemotional)62.686036.48
human (not animalistic)62.592526.9494
literal (not metaphorical)62.464327.8486
realist (not idealist)62.250927.9155
🤠 (not 🤑)62.166829.943
sunny (not gloomy)62.045929.321
privileged (not oppressed)61.983724.818
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)61.873130.214
varied (not repetitive)61.620428.4150
🐩 (not 🐒)61.554833.738
rough (not smooth)61.348225.4492
quarrelsome (not warm)61.265725.4483
sarcastic (not genuine)61.253227.3537
miserable (not joyful)61.069223.830
precise (not vague)60.983726.8304
ironic (not profound)60.847826.823
authoritarian (not democratic)60.649428.6475
moist (not dry)60.643224.814
practical (not imaginative)60.578630.0521
messy (not neat)60.542425.1290
🐘 (not 🐀)60.449533.356
😇 (not 😈)60.261727.735
👟 (not 🥾)60.255735.640
sensible (not ludicrous)59.872325.1496
triggered (not trolling)59.880827.124
natural-talent (not hard-work)59.829129.129
skeptical (not spiritual)59.795227.7479
sad (not happy)59.673421.5488
earth (not air)59.679831.129
flamboyant (not modest)59.556225.1481
proactive (not reactive)59.535232.410
wise (not foolish)59.271621.6490
private (not gregarious)59.279528.0489
vain (not demure)59.262022.5485
🥳 (not 🥴)59.239626.743
utilitarian (not decorative)59.180030.0158
mature (not juvenile)59.071525.6169
hedonist (not monastic)59.060826.640
Greek (not Roman)59.028829.414
artistic (not scientific)58.657925.6442
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.464526.7515
paranoid (not naive)58.477626.515
vengeful (not forgiving)58.365127.3466
🥰 (not 🙃)58.361129.658
self-destructive (not self-improving)58.264926.027
clean (not perverted)58.190025.822
indie (not pop)58.180431.913
pure (not debased)58.066024.2452
permanent (not transient)58.069629.6147
existentialist (not nihilist)58.077927.5125
offended (not chill)57.972621.315
transparent (not machiavellian)57.859830.913
hoarder (not unprepared)57.778423.3321
enlightened (not lost)57.752629.223
nonpolitical (not political)57.644331.2437
complimentary (not insulting)57.668426.4146
individualist (not communal)57.677730.9160
tactful (not indiscreet)57.685728.540
socialist (not libertarian)57.520028.2406
expressive (not stoic)57.379330.6463
grateful (not entitled)57.262126.433
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.161727.0520
unlucky (not fortunate)57.064129.6492
warm (not cold)57.073324.3502
circular (not linear)57.048825.720
rational (not whimsical)56.981727.4472
lavish (not frugal)56.957923.8455
valedictorian (not drop out)56.993729.230
🤫 (not 🤔)56.934731.235
non-gamer (not gamer)56.883839.116
sane (not crazy)56.660925.835
Coke (not Pepsi)56.653336.519
arrogant (not humble)56.579324.4529
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.566828.1431
mad (not glad)56.579223.431
extravagant (not thrifty)56.564732.520
purple (not orange)56.358330.1453
metrosexual (not macho)56.383430.315
good-humored (not angry)56.275424.2480
dog person (not cat person)56.267232.116
realistic (not fantastical)56.179330.627
common sense (not analysis)56.043232.911
arcane (not mainstream)55.874830.4464
concise (not long-winded)55.762627.715
basic (not hipster)55.388027.8468
rugged (not refined)55.061025.5518
heathen (not devout)55.058527.7431
luddite (not technophile)54.866625.0431
atheist (not theist)54.786129.0133
reasonable (not deranged)54.784722.528
vegan (not cannibal)54.771724.319
preppy (not punk rock)54.785232.015
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.634626.6344
flower child (not goth)54.590428.516
strict (not lenient)54.481627.3460
civilized (not barbaric)54.2102623.9502
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.266231.2138
consistent (not variable)54.291432.920
pack rat (not minimalist)54.157629.534
unpolished (not eloquent)54.054226.3587
accepting (not judgemental)54.065128.7301
narcissistic (not low self esteem)54.091624.619
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)53.984834.443
jealous (not compersive)53.873125.5446
bright (not depressed)53.774825.8487
chortling (not giggling)53.697427.617
sorrowful (not cheery)53.290324.9509
sober (not indulgent)52.866227.0480
subjective (not objective)52.872730.2149
musical (not off-key)52.759725.626
genocidal (not not genocidal)52.643436.014
tight (not loose)52.5104923.121
factual (not exaggerating)52.574429.221
serious (not playful)52.492925.9494
wholesome (not salacious)52.487625.839
oxymoron (not tautology)52.496619.710
sweet (not bitter)52.375422.5520
😀 (not 😭)52.373430.238
rude (not respectful)51.961023.8512
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.8102324.3427
quirky (not predictable)51.878129.812
🐐 (not 🦒)51.6109632.453
calm (not anxious)51.560625.7497
work-first (not family-first)51.576530.6435
studious (not goof-off)51.3106828.856
always down (not picky)51.356429.714
💔 (not 💝)51.273135.373
poor (not rich)50.661919.8469

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Daisy 'Skye' Johnson (0.838)
  2. Elizabeth Swann (0.818)
  3. Marion Ravenwood (0.8)
  4. Emma Swan (0.799)
  5. Thea Queen (0.798)
  6. Max Mayfield (0.791)
  7. Steven Hiller (0.785)
  8. Octavia Blake (0.782)
  9. Wyldstyle (0.771)
  10. Maeve Millay (0.769)
  1. Kermit (-0.543)
  2. Stuart Bloom (-0.494)
  3. Mr. William Collins (-0.469)
  4. Sam Healy (-0.468)
  5. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.459)
  6. Dale Harding (-0.454)
  7. Mike McLintock (-0.451)
  8. Peter Doppler (-0.441)
  9. Peter (-0.439)
  10. Cornelius Fudge (-0.427)

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: ISFJ (r = 0.73)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.66)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.58)
  4. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.51)
  5. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.49)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.47)
  7. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.44)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.44)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.41)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.37)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.34)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.28)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.2)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.17)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.09)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.07)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.05)
  18. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.04)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.03)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.01)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.04)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.23)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.29)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.33)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.44)


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