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Buffy Summers Descriptive 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. 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
protagonist (not antagonist)95.747.816
badass (not weakass)95.2457.737
persistent (not quitter)95.05810.043
active (not slothful)94.8119.1531
hunter (not gatherer)94.379.328
chosen one (not everyman)94.128.620
resourceful (not helpless)94.03510.0156
🤺 (not 🏌)93.9168.650
captain (not first-mate)93.73012.6409
beautiful (not ugly)93.6949.8154
heroic (not villainous)93.3319.8459
important (not irrelevant)93.15312.357
extraordinary (not mundane)93.11911.2527
attractive (not repulsive)93.03211.0506
night owl (not morning lark)93.0511.6327
alpha (not beta)92.85710.5500
brave (not careful)92.7411.5513
mighty (not puny)92.41914.4480
🧗 (not 🛌)91.92710.867
motivated (not unmotivated)91.719310.620
assertive (not passive)91.45111.5473
pro (not noob)91.31199.140
loyal (not traitorous)90.821312.5489
fast (not slow)90.23312.2491
healthy (not sickly)90.23115.0468
fire (not water)89.47319.231
competent (not incompetent)89.121414.3516
dominant (not submissive)89.018513.8494
bold (not shy)88.833112.0506
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.710712.8591
feminist (not sexist)88.615013.756
freelance (not corporate)87.99520.029
stylish (not slovenly)87.611015.3491
doer (not thinker)87.62920.430
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)87.415217.3515
ferocious (not pacifist)87.211316.2500
driven (not unambitious)87.235017.7500
opinionated (not neutral)87.127117.225
rebellious (not obedient)86.822414.6500
rock (not rap)86.48617.318
workaholic (not slacker)85.935618.9164
bossy (not meek)85.728012.5468
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.723611.130
sexual (not asexual)85.722215.829
cool (not dorky)85.49315.532
vibrant (not geriatric)85.313110.822
sporty (not bookish)85.210117.7499
cocky (not timid)85.030012.323
diligent (not lazy)84.861816.9518
🌟 (not 💩)84.727023.755
direct (not roundabout)83.918916.4486
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.827016.7506
demanding (not unchallenging)83.736514.950
coordinated (not clumsy)83.632120.4509
interesting (not tiresome)83.617318.6468
soulful (not soulless)83.634215.6182
unorthodox (not traditional)83.517316.7168
rhythmic (not stuttering)83.414413.421
decisive (not hesitant)83.324816.9480
feisty (not gracious)83.320017.1658
young (not old)83.225717.5489
egalitarian (not racist)83.252315.535
treasure (not trash)83.036517.969
legit (not scrub)82.821318.350
street-smart (not sheltered)82.728820.9336
overachiever (not underachiever)82.739321.336
gendered (not androgynous)82.541221.5160
melee (not ranged)82.41622.523
love-focused (not money-focused)82.337323.018
go-getter (not slugabed)82.338218.743
fresh (not stinky)82.329518.157
instinctual (not reasoned)81.913017.7501
complicated (not simple)81.926521.1492
stubborn (not accommodating)81.940119.637
high standards (not desperate)81.319817.839
believable (not poorly-written)81.226715.023
frank (not sugarcoated)80.932914.120
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.816020.9179
🏀 (not 🎨)80.817218.626
fast-talking (not slow-talking)80.620815.620
manicured (not scruffy)80.447420.2377
modern (not historical)80.413820.9284
liberal (not conservative)80.118917.337
queen (not princess)80.031432.522
devoted (not unfaithful)79.774821.031
wild (not tame)79.637716.3339
alert (not oblivious)79.637019.242
physical (not intellectual)79.612418.2458
resistant (not resigned)79.517424.2506
crafty (not scholarly)79.520817.9401
involved (not remote)79.423523.6510
playful (not shy)79.345518.4493
curious (not apathetic)79.125219.0492
thin (not thick)79.012721.9332
specialist (not generalist)78.910622.1153
spicy (not mild)78.935418.3499
haunted (not blissful)78.932717.435
neurotypical (not autistic)78.720719.6477
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.644420.344
sturdy (not flimsy)78.537926.424
extreme (not moderate)78.145718.4504
perceptive (not unobservant)78.074527.521
trendy (not vintage)77.97526.233
disarming (not creepy)77.732018.5147
😎 (not 🧐)77.727024.640
💃 (not 🧕)77.639723.175
spontaneous (not scheduled)77.529921.4503
resolute (not wavering)77.531424.344
frenzied (not sleepy)77.537918.328
English (not German)77.446630.831
bold (not serious)77.325421.1508
real (not philosophical)77.316821.8301
romantic (not dispassionate)77.241019.125
flirtatious (not prudish)77.232215.328
prideful (not envious)76.829721.737
guarded (not open)76.760320.9505
altruistic (not selfish)76.531421.1538
funny (not humorless)76.536021.4489
independent (not codependent)76.346526.4432
efficient (not overprepared)76.315919.626
generous (not stingy)76.335124.746
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)76.230420.743
interested (not bored)76.237925.741
exuberant (not subdued)76.229219.424
kind (not cruel)76.167617.7538
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)75.98822.118
impatient (not patient)75.744321.9158
confident (not insecure)75.656520.6488
straight (not queer)75.662925.9161
empath (not psychopath)75.648023.036
jaded (not innocent)75.351514.417
child free (not pronatalist)75.129924.9433
fighter (not lover)74.925423.325
deviant (not average)74.740820.1318
spelunker (not claustrophobic)74.517222.725
chic (not cheesy)74.419723.830
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)74.315525.754
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)74.020823.961
jock (not nerd)73.930021.3485
tense (not relaxed)73.973720.1461
explorer (not builder)73.829127.2376
epic (not deep)73.813924.632
😏 (not 😬)73.732325.347
straightforward (not cryptic)73.736125.5452
extrovert (not introvert)73.743923.1530
reassuring (not fearmongering)73.533524.125
outsider (not insider)73.422024.7311
💪 (not 🧠)73.316919.855
armoured (not vulnerable)73.248823.1470
creative (not conventional)73.237624.4502
hard (not soft)73.145017.5505
expressive (not monotone)73.052516.621
opinionated (not jealous)72.961732.115
mischievous (not well behaved)72.860921.9473
high IQ (not low IQ)72.8102219.0609
cultured (not rustic)72.838618.019
feminine (not masculine)72.845021.2465
urban (not rural)72.856821.180
blacksmith (not tailor)72.821727.427
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.645522.0274
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.551623.7498
open-minded (not close-minded)72.340022.0406
hurried (not leisurely)72.324122.1404
🦇 (not 🐿)72.226023.651
knowledgeable (not ignorant)72.075724.823
emancipated (not enslaved)71.950228.4477
giving (not receiving)71.952225.923
chatty (not reserved)71.847625.9520
traumatized (not flourishing)71.851820.724
🥵 (not 🥶)71.827727.521
stoic (not hypochondriac)71.233619.921
worldly (not innocent)71.175521.9479
👻 (not 🤖)71.125024.938
hard (not soft)71.049822.4146
loud (not quiet)70.955021.3496
industrial (not domestic)70.922224.6150
impulsive (not cautious)70.846925.1494
short (not tall)70.729021.5480
suspicious (not awkward)70.758624.0452
master (not apprentice)70.773826.9182
contrarian (not yes-man)70.743726.919
works hard (not plays hard)70.771623.3501
one-faced (not two-faced)70.471331.038
cosmopolitan (not provincial)70.430523.6487
📈 (not 📉)70.341031.037
loveable (not punchable)70.355425.926
👽 (not 🤡)70.129622.142
Swedish (not Italian)69.923827.719
deep (not shallow)69.855320.252
tardy (not on-time)69.726524.450
focused on the present (not focused on the future)69.522925.2475
🦄 (not 🐴)69.330629.055
charming (not awkward)69.268323.4478
honorable (not cunning)69.055828.6503
bad-cook (not good-cook)69.034229.331
edgy (not politically correct)68.954921.2449
reliable (not experimental)68.948824.621
competitive (not cooperative)68.873427.5467
backdoor (not official)68.845531.0379
astonishing (not methodical)68.722927.4488
biased (not impartial)68.762821.9463
intense (not lighthearted)68.779921.121
freak (not normie)68.349526.945
zany (not regular)68.154020.847
moody (not stable)68.074223.1476
lustful (not chaste)67.953221.2450
introspective (not not introspective)67.862425.867
overspender (not penny-pincher)67.836020.462
ADHD (not OCD)67.831528.619
nurturing (not poisonous)67.770222.3182
social (not reclusive)67.754027.391
whippersnapper (not sage)67.726828.716
tasteful (not lewd)67.667921.7443
presidential (not folksy)67.554430.315
intimate (not formal)67.441325.757
dramatic (not comedic)67.483526.227
cynical (not gullible)67.471024.028
radical (not centrist)67.439922.027
avant-garde (not classical)67.328424.7143
distant (not touchy-feely)67.156920.623
suspicious (not trusting)67.061325.1470
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)67.049627.246
😊 (not 🤣)66.965827.041
chaotic (not orderly)66.854623.6443
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)66.644928.730
self-disciplined (not disorganized)66.5102527.1511
kinky (not vanilla)66.349925.5494
secretive (not open-book)66.378025.627
🐮 (not 🐷)66.133623.647
angelic (not demonic)65.967920.4471
😜 (not 🤐)65.751129.133
summer (not winter)65.757331.532
empirical (not theoretical)65.532028.4475
wooden (not plastic)65.579426.530
western (not eastern)65.259032.065
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.281323.637
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.269225.926
weird (not normal)65.170423.9459
genius (not dunce)65.091419.5512
pointed (not random)64.9105230.135
charming (not trusting)64.955826.3451
earth (not air)64.868330.838
emotional (not unemotional)64.897835.811
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.755625.1661
emotional (not logical)64.662523.7522
scandalous (not proper)64.663223.7319
sheriff (not outlaw)64.559231.0498
multicolored (not monochrome)64.547529.1168
literary (not mathematical)64.267424.0442
mysterious (not unambiguous)64.151529.7413
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.964827.6492
confidential (not gossiping)63.8100027.9418
low-tech (not high-tech)63.756725.4476
prestigious (not disreputable)63.782228.3288
equitable (not hypocritical)63.760926.2150
interrupting (not attentive)63.753131.445
anarchist (not statist)63.547828.261
pensive (not serene)63.5101426.518
obsessed (not aloof)63.478025.4494
ambitious (not realistic)63.474930.334
spontaneous (not deliberate)63.043928.5513
flexible (not rigid)62.640526.8525
🤠 (not 🤑)62.583629.445
Coke (not Pepsi)62.528335.221
literal (not metaphorical)62.375827.9479
privileged (not oppressed)62.397925.123
non-gamer (not gamer)62.383538.121
human (not animalistic)62.2112026.9484
varied (not repetitive)62.125228.5154
💀 (not 🎃)61.964728.731
tactful (not indiscreet)61.686628.650
sarcastic (not genuine)61.561627.1538
precise (not vague)61.597326.8302
clean (not perverted)61.5101426.532
rough (not smooth)61.458825.5496
triggered (not trolling)61.292924.533
ironic (not profound)61.252124.828
🧢 (not 🎩)61.164730.943
offended (not chill)61.176323.421
realist (not idealist)61.065927.8153
pretentious (not unassuming)61.076724.440
chivalrous (not businesslike)61.059726.523
quarrelsome (not warm)60.976625.5484
authoritarian (not democratic)60.756628.9476
miserable (not joyful)60.785822.837
👟 (not 🥾)60.765634.742
practical (not imaginative)60.693730.1514
😇 (not 😈)60.375626.246
🐩 (not 🐒)60.172533.042
sensible (not ludicrous)60.089125.0480
sunny (not gloomy)60.061630.323
twitchy (not still)60.087830.644
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)60.096032.223
messy (not neat)59.952925.3289
mature (not juvenile)59.886025.5177
🐘 (not 🐀)59.860533.464
dog person (not cat person)59.865829.622
concise (not long-winded)59.759128.826
individualist (not communal)59.588730.7166
sad (not happy)59.492821.4481
white knight (not bad boy)59.490830.421
hedonist (not monastic)59.366926.141
wise (not foolish)59.286721.7482
vain (not demure)59.273022.7474
🤫 (not 🤔)59.234630.337
skeptical (not spiritual)59.1117727.9476
flamboyant (not modest)59.168225.3472
private (not gregarious)59.099628.3471
factual (not poetic)59.083422.718
existentialist (not nihilist)58.994527.6131
utilitarian (not decorative)58.997030.0156
🥳 (not 🥴)58.947928.046
moist (not dry)58.957922.618
washed (not muddy)58.997933.722
French (not Russian)58.887229.718
concrete (not abstract)58.787527.159
permanent (not transient)58.677429.3147
fixable (not unfixable)58.693331.523
🥰 (not 🙃)58.575530.167
vengeful (not forgiving)58.376527.3465
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.377626.6498
artistic (not scientific)58.173525.7437
extravagant (not thrifty)58.170131.927
pure (not debased)58.082824.2443
complimentary (not insulting)57.884726.4150
hoarder (not unprepared)57.696923.2315
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.474327.0507
paranoid (not naive)57.496325.928
expressive (not stoic)57.395730.6462
nonpolitical (not political)57.355131.1439
self-destructive (not self-improving)57.280625.632
socialist (not libertarian)57.129628.2406
consistent (not variable)56.997629.931
arrogant (not humble)56.892024.2515
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.882528.0421
oxymoron (not tautology)56.884227.216
warm (not cold)56.790424.4493
transparent (not machiavellian)56.774130.616
picky (not always down)56.791327.223
unlucky (not fortunate)56.582429.7483
rational (not whimsical)56.598327.3460
lavish (not frugal)56.469924.0449
good-humored (not angry)56.493424.1469
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.444629.431
purple (not orange)56.373130.3447
realistic (not fantastical)56.197531.430
grateful (not entitled)56.181027.844
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)56.093833.749
enlightened (not lost)56.068528.631
narcissistic (not low self esteem)55.9100423.726
goth (not flower child)55.757028.335
heathen (not devout)55.666627.4419
arcane (not mainstream)55.593630.4456
common sense (not analysis)55.455033.920
basic (not hipster)55.3103727.9459
never cries (not often crying)55.398928.624
Greek (not Roman)55.254229.316
rugged (not refined)55.072925.4516
reasonable (not deranged)55.0102724.139
wholesome (not salacious)54.8101125.942
circular (not linear)54.870225.418
chortling (not giggling)54.8112328.821
luddite (not technophile)54.780224.8421
😀 (not 😭)54.780132.343
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.639926.4337
atheist (not theist)54.5108329.4134
quirky (not predictable)54.586930.222
valedictorian (not drop out)54.3119528.840
accepting (not judgemental)54.281228.8305
strict (not lenient)54.097727.1455
unpolished (not eloquent)54.065225.9567
civilized (not barbaric)53.9126924.3492
jealous (not compersive)53.985825.5438
indie (not pop)53.9118732.820
sane (not crazy)53.884125.438
pack rat (not minimalist)53.769329.339
bright (not depressed)53.687625.7477
tight (not loose)53.6122321.624
sorrowful (not cheery)53.5110125.0504
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.482031.0145
🐐 (not 🦒)53.1125732.256
sober (not indulgent)52.983327.2474
studious (not goof-off)52.9126428.458
genocidal (not not genocidal)52.848934.524
sweet (not bitter)52.793822.6504
mad (not glad)52.7104125.036
reactive (not proactive)52.798334.923
vegan (not cannibal)52.599824.822
exaggerating (not factual)52.394329.422
musical (not off-key)52.177725.427
serious (not playful)52.0112826.1489
preppy (not punk rock)52.0110133.222
rude (not respectful)51.871623.7507
subjective (not objective)51.791930.1148
calm (not anxious)51.574325.8493
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.5127424.3414
metrosexual (not macho)51.4119229.622
work-first (not family-first)50.994031.1426
💝 (not 💔)50.8103035.078
poor (not rich)50.677719.6460

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Daisy 'Skye' Johnson (0.848)
  2. Elizabeth Swann (0.823)
  3. Emma Swan (0.822)
  4. Thea Queen (0.819)
  5. Marion Ravenwood (0.809)
  6. Octavia Blake (0.793)
  7. Max Mayfield (0.791)
  8. Steven Hiller (0.787)
  9. Nairobi (0.785)
  10. Mikaela Banes (0.782)
  1. Kermit (-0.553)
  2. Stuart Bloom (-0.518)
  3. Sam Healy (-0.486)
  4. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.478)
  5. Mr. William Collins (-0.471)
  6. Mike McLintock (-0.471)
  7. Dale Harding (-0.463)
  8. Peter (-0.442)
  9. Peter Doppler (-0.441)
  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.



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