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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
active (not slothful)94.849.2527
resourceful (not helpless)94.4139.4140
persistent (not quitter)94.34111.029
important (not irrelevant)94.01911.452
captain (not first-mate)93.61412.6412
heroic (not villainous)93.4189.5462
attractive (not repulsive)93.2710.4501
extraordinary (not mundane)93.21410.6511
alpha (not beta)92.83110.2502
night owl (not morning lark)92.8411.6329
brave (not careful)92.7311.1502
mighty (not puny)92.6813.6466
🤺 (not 🏌)92.6119.338
beautiful (not ugly)92.54311.9150
🧗 (not 🛌)92.5910.358
assertive (not passive)91.63010.7472
pro (not noob)91.6639.730
loyal (not traitorous)90.811512.4487
fast (not slow)90.31312.2488
healthy (not sickly)90.12414.9465
competent (not incompetent)89.212314.0506
bold (not shy)88.917612.0502
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.75512.9594
dominant (not submissive)88.510313.8486
feminist (not sexist)88.16714.443
ferocious (not pacifist)87.76215.4500
stylish (not slovenly)87.75615.3487
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)87.36817.3521
driven (not unambitious)87.222117.8499
rebellious (not obedient)86.511714.8511
workaholic (not slacker)86.118518.8153
bossy (not meek)85.814212.5471
sporty (not bookish)85.25717.4503
diligent (not lazy)85.132516.7524
egalitarian (not racist)84.518616.523
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.010616.7502
coordinated (not clumsy)83.816820.0518
direct (not roundabout)83.511017.3476
interesting (not tiresome)83.47818.7473
gendered (not androgynous)83.423620.5152
unorthodox (not traditional)83.48916.6158
decisive (not hesitant)83.213217.0483
soulful (not soulless)83.116815.9173
fresh (not stinky)83.19717.948
feisty (not gracious)83.011717.3651
treasure (not trash)82.819217.048
young (not old)82.713117.7485
instinctual (not reasoned)82.36617.1509
street-smart (not sheltered)82.216221.5335
legit (not scrub)82.013718.743
complicated (not simple)81.612921.6507
liberal (not conservative)81.48317.324
🌟 (not 💩)81.318126.936
crafty (not scholarly)80.210117.1407
modern (not historical)80.25821.0281
alert (not oblivious)80.119119.733
physical (not intellectual)80.15917.1452
manicured (not scruffy)80.126820.2373
inspiring (not cringeworthy)79.89321.8177
specialist (not generalist)79.75121.2152
go-getter (not slugabed)79.626020.430
wild (not tame)79.418917.2338
disarming (not creepy)79.310917.0142
resistant (not resigned)79.210724.8483
spicy (not mild)79.217718.3496
thin (not thick)79.26221.8317
💃 (not 🧕)79.214721.865
curious (not apathetic)78.912119.4498
playful (not shy)78.822918.4495
neurotypical (not autistic)78.711619.7485
involved (not remote)78.513224.5513
resolute (not wavering)78.315826.133
real (not philosophical)78.37920.9303
cool (not dorky)78.211919.526
extreme (not moderate)77.923518.4503
bold (not serious)77.711820.4503
spontaneous (not scheduled)77.513821.3494
altruistic (not selfish)77.214720.6534
straight (not queer)76.939625.0159
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)76.628123.531
guarded (not open)76.631021.0514
impatient (not patient)76.622120.9151
funny (not humorless)76.117321.4486
child free (not pronatalist)75.916024.4436
independent (not codependent)75.824926.4421
kind (not cruel)75.733117.8537
confident (not insecure)75.330420.7480
deviant (not average)74.823620.1318
jock (not nerd)74.415221.1486
urban (not rural)74.125521.367
explorer (not builder)74.013026.6379
tense (not relaxed)73.937220.0473
outsider (not insider)73.712524.6311
straightforward (not cryptic)73.721525.5458
creative (not conventional)73.618324.2500
extrovert (not introvert)73.622723.0535
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.511224.654
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)73.318322.131
armoured (not vulnerable)73.226623.0468
hard (not soft)73.124417.4513
😎 (not 🧐)73.015424.424
open-minded (not close-minded)72.916121.5408
mischievous (not well behaved)72.832321.9476
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.723422.2277
😏 (not 😬)72.715324.736
high IQ (not low IQ)72.753118.8607
💪 (not 🧠)72.78322.033
🦄 (not 🐴)72.612326.146
feminine (not masculine)72.521521.1467
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.332523.9499
emancipated (not enslaved)71.925528.3485
hurried (not leisurely)71.914222.3415
industrial (not domestic)71.812424.3148
😊 (not 🤣)71.720722.326
impulsive (not cautious)71.423424.5491
chatty (not reserved)71.424926.1528
hard (not soft)71.426921.8136
suspicious (not awkward)71.331723.3453
📈 (not 📉)71.215930.531
loud (not quiet)70.927721.3490
short (not tall)70.914721.3448
introspective (not not introspective)70.823522.653
works hard (not plays hard)70.740523.4506
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)70.621027.230
worldly (not innocent)70.440822.3476
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.313524.6480
cosmopolitan (not provincial)70.316623.5486
master (not apprentice)69.541027.1173
honorable (not cunning)69.227028.5493
backdoor (not official)69.225530.7386
competitive (not cooperative)69.038827.4477
🦇 (not 🐿)69.016925.441
astonishing (not methodical)68.910327.5485
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)68.910529.243
zany (not regular)68.927720.435
edgy (not politically correct)68.831221.0451
charming (not awkward)68.735223.4469
intimate (not formal)68.717724.947
🐮 (not 🐷)68.79021.141
😜 (not 🤐)68.620029.228
biased (not impartial)68.536421.9462
👽 (not 🤡)68.518522.028
lustful (not chaste)68.229220.9462
moody (not stable)68.237823.0477
suspicious (not trusting)67.734924.7468
tasteful (not lewd)67.535421.9444
nurturing (not poisonous)67.235522.5177
chaotic (not orderly)66.927523.3448
avant-garde (not classical)66.914325.2138
social (not reclusive)66.927426.970
self-disciplined (not disorganized)66.853426.9517
👻 (not 🤖)66.718226.023
overspender (not penny-pincher)66.618619.347
angelic (not demonic)66.432420.1480
kinky (not vanilla)66.225925.5498
western (not eastern)66.124331.562
anarchist (not statist)65.719827.155
weird (not normal)65.435024.0465
emotional (not logical)65.430723.4506
empirical (not theoretical)65.219128.5476
genius (not dunce)65.045219.1499
equitable (not hypocritical)64.930626.3143
multicolored (not monochrome)64.821229.2165
charming (not trusting)64.629326.5460
scandalous (not proper)64.631623.1314
deep (not shallow)64.638321.126
sheriff (not outlaw)64.630630.8497
pretentious (not unassuming)64.634724.227
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.430825.1668
literary (not mathematical)64.230423.8451
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.034427.6489
low-tech (not high-tech)63.831125.1486
prestigious (not disreputable)63.842328.0291
confidential (not gossiping)63.748728.2407
obsessed (not aloof)63.538225.6500
mysterious (not unambiguous)63.427229.9408
🧢 (not 🎩)63.029428.236
flexible (not rigid)62.719226.7532
spontaneous (not deliberate)62.618928.2520
👟 (not 🥾)62.528934.536
literal (not metaphorical)62.439727.8477
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.449623.727
human (not animalistic)62.357526.9487
realist (not idealist)62.031427.8150
concrete (not abstract)61.439324.939
rough (not smooth)61.329025.5487
quarrelsome (not warm)61.142725.3473
sarcastic (not genuine)61.132127.3530
varied (not repetitive)61.111228.5141
miserable (not joyful)61.145124.225
precise (not vague)61.050526.7300
🤠 (not 🤑)61.041831.139
practical (not imaginative)60.949229.8510
😇 (not 😈)60.936428.627
messy (not neat)60.525225.0282
hedonist (not monastic)60.535726.633
valedictorian (not drop out)60.554425.726
authoritarian (not democratic)60.431728.6471
🐩 (not 🐒)60.136434.136
sensible (not ludicrous)59.745325.1495
skeptical (not spiritual)59.659127.8472
sad (not happy)59.647821.5483
🐘 (not 🐀)59.531233.451
flamboyant (not modest)59.333625.2476
private (not gregarious)59.348128.1480
utilitarian (not decorative)59.351729.9146
wise (not foolish)59.243421.5486
vain (not demure)59.241022.5481
mature (not juvenile)58.945225.8166
artistic (not scientific)58.633925.6438
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.538726.6510
permanent (not transient)58.342329.5144
individualist (not communal)58.347130.5153
vengeful (not forgiving)58.241427.3462
mad (not glad)58.246322.227
🥰 (not 🙃)58.135730.254
pure (not debased)58.040624.0445
hoarder (not unprepared)57.849123.3318
socialist (not libertarian)57.610328.2397
existentialist (not nihilist)57.648227.4123
nonpolitical (not political)57.527431.2433
tactful (not indiscreet)57.453929.136
expressive (not stoic)57.345730.7460
complimentary (not insulting)57.341326.5138
lavish (not frugal)57.035323.7448
unlucky (not fortunate)56.939429.5486
rational (not whimsical)56.952727.4467
optimistic (not pessimistic)56.937727.1510
warm (not cold)56.943424.3494
🥳 (not 🥴)56.926527.437
arrogant (not humble)56.751524.3522
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.442528.1428
good-humored (not angry)56.245424.3476
purple (not orange)56.035330.2439
arcane (not mainstream)55.845030.3457
basic (not hipster)55.258027.7464
no-nonsense (not dramatic)55.241631.0134
sane (not crazy)55.239624.732
heathen (not devout)55.034727.5427
rugged (not refined)54.937225.5506
🤫 (not 🤔)54.923932.331
luddite (not technophile)54.844625.0428
strict (not lenient)54.752127.2455
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.717226.6341
atheist (not theist)54.652829.1127
civilized (not barbaric)54.165423.9499
reasonable (not deranged)54.152122.727
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.050935.436
unpolished (not eloquent)53.933826.3585
accepting (not judgemental)53.938128.7300
jealous (not compersive)53.845325.5446
bright (not depressed)53.744925.8484
pack rat (not minimalist)53.735729.429
sober (not indulgent)53.242926.9470
sorrowful (not cheery)53.156824.8500
wholesome (not salacious)52.851826.134
serious (not playful)52.358325.8489
studious (not goof-off)52.365928.850
🐐 (not 🦒)52.367432.447
sweet (not bitter)52.245122.5515
rude (not respectful)52.138223.8506
subjective (not objective)52.149230.4142
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.861324.3426
💔 (not 💝)51.845035.268
work-first (not family-first)51.651730.7431
😀 (not 😭)51.544731.031
calm (not anxious)51.439625.8494
poor (not rich)50.538519.8466

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. Elizabeth Swann (0.826)
  2. Thea Queen (0.814)
  3. Marion Ravenwood (0.803)
  4. Maeve Millay (0.8)
  5. Daenerys Targaryen (0.781)
  1. Sam Healy (-0.543)
  2. Dale Harding (-0.531)
  3. Mr. William Collins (-0.528)
  4. Stuart Bloom (-0.522)
  5. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.515)

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: ISTP (r = 0.6)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.55)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.51)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.5)
  5. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.5)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.35)
  7. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.28)
  8. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.27)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.26)
  10. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.25)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.23)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.2)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.18)
  14. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.15)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.1)
  16. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.08)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.08)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.13)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.21)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.25)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.26)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.37)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.41)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.43)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.45)


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