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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)95.827.311
badass (not weakass)95.0407.930
active (not slothful)94.879.2529
persistent (not quitter)94.65510.340
chosen one (not everyman)94.029.015
resourceful (not helpless)93.93010.0154
captain (not first-mate)93.62812.6408
beautiful (not ugly)93.6719.9149
heroic (not villainous)93.3309.8457
attractive (not repulsive)93.21810.5500
extraordinary (not mundane)93.22011.1522
🤺 (not 🏌)93.2158.845
important (not irrelevant)93.04112.356
night owl (not morning lark)92.9811.6326
alpha (not beta)92.94710.1498
brave (not careful)92.7311.5509
hunter (not gatherer)92.71910.022
mighty (not puny)92.41514.5475
🧗 (not 🛌)92.11810.865
pro (not noob)91.8778.937
assertive (not passive)91.74310.6464
loyal (not traitorous)90.817412.5488
fast (not slow)90.23112.2489
healthy (not sickly)90.22715.0465
freelance (not corporate)90.25315.825
motivated (not unmotivated)90.222810.917
fire (not water)89.65919.828
dominant (not submissive)89.016013.8491
competent (not incompetent)89.019114.3511
bold (not shy)88.829412.0502
charismatic (not uninspiring)88.78912.8584
feminist (not sexist)88.212813.953
doer (not thinker)88.12520.529
stylish (not slovenly)87.69015.4483
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)87.412017.3512
ferocious (not pacifist)87.210516.2497
driven (not unambitious)87.230617.8497
rebellious (not obedient)86.818414.6499
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)86.817711.226
opinionated (not neutral)86.626017.324
rock (not rap)86.47917.817
workaholic (not slacker)85.831219.0161
bossy (not meek)85.725212.4465
cool (not dorky)85.37315.829
🌟 (not 💩)85.319022.851
vibrant (not geriatric)85.310810.118
sexual (not asexual)85.219815.928
sporty (not bookish)85.18217.7493
diligent (not lazy)84.753016.9515
egalitarian (not racist)84.136715.832
treasure (not trash)83.926316.066
direct (not roundabout)83.916516.5481
coordinated (not clumsy)83.925120.0506
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.820816.7504
unorthodox (not traditional)83.714416.4164
interesting (not tiresome)83.614118.7467
soulful (not soulless)83.528215.7178
cocky (not timid)83.530912.220
feisty (not gracious)83.417917.0655
rhythmic (not stuttering)83.412613.818
decisive (not hesitant)83.220917.0473
young (not old)83.120117.5487
melee (not ranged)82.9924.218
street-smart (not sheltered)82.725021.0335
gendered (not androgynous)82.537121.3154
go-getter (not slugabed)82.531919.140
fresh (not stinky)82.421618.651
legit (not scrub)82.221018.548
demanding (not unchallenging)82.238215.640
instinctual (not reasoned)82.011017.8496
complicated (not simple)81.921621.2490
frank (not sugarcoated)81.825812.618
stubborn (not accommodating)81.337219.934
high standards (not desperate)81.217318.138
🏀 (not 🎨)81.113620.320
overachiever (not underachiever)81.040621.832
believable (not poorly-written)80.924415.420
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.513921.0176
frenzied (not sleepy)80.520615.025
fast-talking (not slow-talking)80.418117.016
love-focused (not money-focused)80.434925.014
manicured (not scruffy)80.241920.2373
modern (not historical)80.212121.0281
physical (not intellectual)79.810517.8453
wild (not tame)79.631516.4336
crafty (not scholarly)79.618217.8400
liberal (not conservative)79.517117.634
involved (not remote)79.419823.6507
resistant (not resigned)79.415724.4498
playful (not shy)79.138818.4488
curious (not apathetic)79.020319.0489
thin (not thick)79.09521.9329
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)78.937120.440
💃 (not 🧕)78.928222.770
spicy (not mild)78.830418.3497
haunted (not blissful)78.827917.126
neurotypical (not autistic)78.819219.7472
alert (not oblivious)78.735119.639
specialist (not generalist)78.58922.2148
perceptive (not unobservant)78.461325.817
trendy (not vintage)78.35924.126
devoted (not unfaithful)78.369321.029
disarming (not creepy)78.224517.5145
extreme (not moderate)78.039218.5500
spontaneous (not scheduled)77.624221.2496
bold (not serious)77.420821.0505
resolute (not wavering)77.426325.340
😎 (not 🧐)77.421824.435
exuberant (not subdued)77.323720.720
real (not philosophical)77.315421.8300
queen (not princess)77.134734.119
prideful (not envious)76.826722.335
guarded (not open)76.749621.0499
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)76.723521.140
English (not German)76.739930.124
altruistic (not selfish)76.625721.0532
romantic (not dispassionate)76.535919.820
independent (not codependent)76.438526.3425
sturdy (not flimsy)76.438328.220
funny (not humorless)76.330621.4485
generous (not stingy)76.230024.340
flirtatious (not prudish)76.130214.825
kind (not cruel)76.053817.7535
straight (not queer)76.057325.6159
confident (not insecure)75.748020.5486
impatient (not patient)75.639422.3152
fighter (not lover)75.619923.422
child free (not pronatalist)75.323824.7427
efficient (not overprepared)75.017220.622
deviant (not average)74.736420.2316
opinionated (not jealous)74.742330.911
jaded (not innocent)74.744414.215
empath (not psychopath)74.740723.533
epic (not deep)74.211824.728
jock (not nerd)74.025621.2479
explorer (not builder)74.021927.2374
interested (not bored)73.940027.234
tense (not relaxed)73.962320.1460
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.916323.959
extrovert (not introvert)73.838223.0527
straightforward (not cryptic)73.732225.5449
outsider (not insider)73.518824.7307
💪 (not 🧠)73.514619.250
reassuring (not fearmongering)73.428125.023
creative (not conventional)73.330624.4497
armoured (not vulnerable)73.341223.1468
spelunker (not claustrophobic)73.317523.222
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)73.213226.549
hard (not soft)73.138717.4501
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)73.111822.515
urban (not rural)73.046821.475
cultured (not rustic)73.033119.416
mischievous (not well behaved)72.952421.8469
giving (not receiving)72.940126.820
high IQ (not low IQ)72.884319.0607
feminine (not masculine)72.834921.2463
open-minded (not close-minded)72.729721.6399
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.638122.1271
😏 (not 😬)72.526825.843
self-assured (not self-conscious)72.447323.8495
🦇 (not 🐿)72.420923.149
hurried (not leisurely)72.320722.1404
chic (not cheesy)72.121022.724
expressive (not monotone)72.145317.917
emancipated (not enslaved)72.042128.4476
knowledgeable (not ignorant)71.962825.821
chatty (not reserved)71.840625.8517
bad-cook (not good-cook)71.823527.728
contrarian (not yes-man)71.634226.316
hard (not soft)71.442122.0141
stoic (not hypochondriac)71.227919.921
worldly (not innocent)71.162722.0477
impulsive (not cautious)71.039124.8489
master (not apprentice)71.060826.7180
short (not tall)70.923921.4453
works hard (not plays hard)70.860023.3498
loud (not quiet)70.847221.4492
industrial (not domestic)70.819324.8148
suspicious (not awkward)70.750823.9446
ADHD (not OCD)70.722527.217
👽 (not 🤡)70.424120.136
traumatized (not flourishing)70.446021.421
cosmopolitan (not provincial)70.325623.6484
📈 (not 📉)70.332031.535
focused on the present (not focused on the future)69.820024.9472
one-faced (not two-faced)69.859831.237
deep (not shallow)69.646321.245
freak (not normie)69.537827.238
😊 (not 🤣)69.443524.936
reliable (not experimental)69.440226.817
loveable (not punchable)69.448526.524
whippersnapper (not sage)69.418729.814
charming (not awkward)69.356623.3474
backdoor (not official)69.337130.8374
👻 (not 🤖)69.324925.634
blacksmith (not tailor)69.325729.821
tardy (not on-time)69.224124.545
introspective (not not introspective)69.242923.961
honorable (not cunning)69.045628.6501
cynical (not gullible)69.053223.826
astonishing (not methodical)68.916927.4485
competitive (not cooperative)68.863727.6464
edgy (not politically correct)68.846621.2446
biased (not impartial)68.653321.8456
zany (not regular)68.546021.144
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)68.438325.842
🦄 (not 🐴)68.427029.452
moody (not stable)68.361423.0467
social (not reclusive)68.244626.884
🥵 (not 🥶)68.229928.118
dramatic (not comedic)67.967027.524
lustful (not chaste)67.945921.2447
tasteful (not lewd)67.653121.8442
nurturing (not poisonous)67.459222.3179
Swedish (not Italian)67.424128.117
exhibitionist (not bashful)67.451124.624
avant-garde (not classical)67.323324.7143
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.335127.428
overspender (not penny-pincher)67.231120.460
radical (not centrist)67.232923.022
suspicious (not trusting)66.953425.1467
ambitious (not realistic)66.952428.127
chaotic (not orderly)66.746223.6441
self-disciplined (not disorganized)66.784627.0509
🐮 (not 🐷)66.721223.445
😜 (not 🤐)66.740629.431
non-gamer (not gamer)66.755037.018
kinky (not vanilla)66.542125.4491
intense (not lighthearted)66.572021.817
intimate (not formal)66.236225.952
🧢 (not 🎩)66.142926.037
distant (not touchy-feely)66.148021.219
angelic (not demonic)66.054220.2468
patriotic (not unpatriotic)65.767523.433
anarchist (not statist)65.634527.356
pointed (not random)65.486030.532
empirical (not theoretical)65.427328.5473
summer (not winter)65.348530.022
western (not eastern)65.247732.065
wooden (not plastic)65.267226.929
weird (not normal)65.158924.0453
genius (not dunce)65.174419.5510
charming (not trusting)65.046926.2446
emotional (not logical)64.850223.5518
emotional (not unemotional)64.878635.811
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.748425.1657
multicolored (not monochrome)64.637929.1166
secretive (not open-book)64.669526.624
scandalous (not proper)64.553623.5314
presidential (not folksy)64.553231.513
sheriff (not outlaw)64.449231.1496
literary (not mathematical)64.352724.0436
down2earth (not head@clouds)64.153827.5489
equitable (not hypocritical)64.149126.1148
mysterious (not unambiguous)64.041029.8403
interrupting (not attentive)64.046831.541
confidential (not gossiping)63.779728.0413
low-tech (not high-tech)63.648025.3474
prestigious (not disreputable)63.668727.9280
offended (not chill)63.658222.519
sunny (not gloomy)63.643029.121
pretentious (not unassuming)63.558422.736
French (not Russian)63.449928.216
obsessed (not aloof)63.365125.4492
spontaneous (not deliberate)63.034628.5510
flexible (not rigid)62.731726.8523
Coke (not Pepsi)62.524735.221
varied (not repetitive)62.418028.4154
factual (not poetic)62.459221.716
chivalrous (not businesslike)62.444426.322
literal (not metaphorical)62.364027.9476
💀 (not 🎃)62.353831.423
human (not animalistic)62.291726.9479
privileged (not oppressed)62.283925.722
earth (not air)61.970431.234
twitchy (not still)61.768529.641
rough (not smooth)61.448125.5493
sarcastic (not genuine)61.453327.1533
precise (not vague)61.382426.7297
dog person (not cat person)61.252229.519
quarrelsome (not warm)61.165925.4476
🤠 (not 🤑)61.071429.842
👟 (not 🥾)61.052334.938
practical (not imaginative)60.976030.0509
🐩 (not 🐒)60.955933.041
realist (not idealist)60.755827.9151
pensive (not serene)60.7100529.114
miserable (not joyful)60.671123.630
authoritarian (not democratic)60.549029.0471
ironic (not profound)60.548825.525
messy (not neat)60.143625.1284
sensible (not ludicrous)59.972025.0476
😇 (not 😈)59.960927.539
fixable (not unfixable)59.969330.720
🐘 (not 🐀)59.851233.960
clean (not perverted)59.885926.429
triggered (not trolling)59.781326.227
🤫 (not 🤔)59.626330.636
sad (not happy)59.474521.4479
mature (not juvenile)59.472125.4173
concrete (not abstract)59.469826.957
flamboyant (not modest)59.357025.2467
skeptical (not spiritual)59.296927.9472
wise (not foolish)59.171721.7481
vain (not demure)59.162822.6467
oxymoron (not tautology)59.156625.412
utilitarian (not decorative)59.080129.9152
moist (not dry)59.047722.516
private (not gregarious)58.980028.3470
hedonist (not monastic)58.959326.539
vengeful (not forgiving)58.765027.2457
tactful (not indiscreet)58.682729.043
paranoid (not naive)58.576025.724
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)58.464026.6497
permanent (not transient)58.467129.4144
individualist (not communal)58.475630.7160
circular (not linear)58.443224.716
existentialist (not nihilist)58.378127.5128
artistic (not scientific)58.258025.7432
complimentary (not insulting)58.266926.3148
🥰 (not 🙃)58.162029.963
enlightened (not lost)58.152928.329
pure (not debased)58.066624.3441
hoarder (not unprepared)57.779223.3309
white knight (not bad boy)57.776429.216
🥳 (not 🥴)57.642327.844
preppy (not punk rock)57.679731.716
nonpolitical (not political)57.344031.0435
optimistic (not pessimistic)57.360727.0505
goth (not flower child)57.344728.429
never cries (not often crying)57.376926.418
expressive (not stoic)57.279830.5456
socialist (not libertarian)57.220228.2404
Greek (not Roman)57.134829.315
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)57.065728.0415
grateful (not entitled)56.963027.036
arrogant (not humble)56.878524.2511
warm (not cold)56.773224.4492
unlucky (not fortunate)56.565329.7478
rational (not whimsical)56.582327.3455
lavish (not frugal)56.559024.1443
purple (not orange)56.457630.3442
self-destructive (not self-improving)56.469824.727
extravagant (not thrifty)56.464031.124
good-humored (not angry)56.376024.1465
concise (not long-winded)56.061530.020
natural-talent (not hard-work)55.938229.830
quirky (not predictable)55.865630.420
narcissistic (not low self esteem)55.785924.125
arcane (not mainstream)55.675330.3454
chortling (not giggling)55.691129.718
heathen (not devout)55.556527.5415
basic (not hipster)55.587927.9456
reasonable (not deranged)55.583522.235
picky (not always down)55.580025.917
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.279033.846
consistent (not variable)55.287630.027
genocidal (not not genocidal)55.138733.423
rugged (not refined)55.060425.4510
realistic (not fantastical)55.081431.329
luddite (not technophile)54.866424.8418
valedictorian (not drop out)54.897228.836
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.732126.5336
transparent (not machiavellian)54.667431.814
sane (not crazy)54.565525.935
musical (not off-key)54.552724.923
strict (not lenient)54.181527.1451
civilized (not barbaric)54.1102724.2489
unpolished (not eloquent)54.154925.9565
accepting (not judgemental)54.165528.7298
atheist (not theist)54.189129.2133
pack rat (not minimalist)53.958929.235
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)53.991032.219
jealous (not compersive)53.872525.5435
sorrowful (not cheery)53.689125.0501
bright (not depressed)53.674325.6475
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.267931.0137
wholesome (not salacious)53.285425.738
metrosexual (not macho)53.291830.519
washed (not muddy)53.294232.518
sober (not indulgent)52.967127.1468
mad (not glad)52.888025.033
😀 (not 😭)52.873230.937
sweet (not bitter)52.775122.6503
tight (not loose)52.7104522.022
studious (not goof-off)52.2104828.456
subjective (not objective)52.076530.1144
proactive (not reactive)52.063434.221
serious (not playful)51.894326.0487
rude (not respectful)51.860323.8505
🐐 (not 🦒)51.6110431.854
analysis (not common sense)51.693332.917
indie (not pop)51.6102131.817
calm (not anxious)51.561725.7491
highbrow (not lowbrow)51.5103224.2412
💝 (not 💔)51.581635.276
vegan (not cannibal)51.580123.619
factual (not exaggerating)51.476029.220
work-first (not family-first)51.077631.1423
poor (not rich)50.562319.5455

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 (0.843)
  2. Elizabeth Swann (0.82)
  3. Thea Queen (0.809)
  4. Emma Swan (0.807)
  5. Marion Ravenwood (0.803)
  6. Octavia Blake (0.789)
  7. Steven Hiller (0.786)
  8. Max Mayfield (0.785)
  9. Nairobi (0.777)
  10. Mikaela Banes (0.776)
  1. Kermit (-0.552)
  2. Stuart Bloom (-0.517)
  3. Sam Healy (-0.485)
  4. Milhouse Van Houten (-0.472)
  5. Mr. William Collins (-0.471)
  6. Mike McLintock (-0.471)
  7. Dale Harding (-0.46)
  8. Peter (-0.443)
  9. Peter Doppler (-0.436)
  10. Cyril Figgis (-0.422)

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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