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Xander Harris Personality Statistics

Xander Harris 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
first-mate (not captain)87.04814.2375
loyal (not traitorous)85.831317.5471
chatty (not reserved)85.614418.0472
funny (not humorless)85.110019.3505
disorganized (not self-disciplined)84.34515.2478
playful (not serious)83.77716.3498
gendered (not androgynous)83.430920.5137
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)83.08219.2468
folksy (not presidential)82.95414.211
unambiguous (not mysterious)82.82717.4381
straight (not queer)82.827520.1155
unpolished (not eloquent)82.45016.0607
codependent (not independent)82.15617.2412
clumsy (not coordinated)82.06714.2478
beta (not alpha)82.06818.0475
goof-off (not studious)81.610021.045
young (not old)81.522216.0464
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)81.512323.743
lenient (not strict)81.27716.7460
messy (not neat)81.210016.0271
apprentice (not master)80.94615.8150
good-humored (not angry)80.215520.4517
expressive (not stoic)80.019519.6482
warm (not cold)79.517419.0515
nerd (not jock)79.427222.3502
oblivious (not alert)79.26217.340
juvenile (not mature)79.012918.0156
heroic (not villainous)78.840019.1497
egalitarian (not racist)78.752917.938
awkward (not suspicious)78.56620.3466
submissive (not dominant)78.38916.5497
family-first (not work-first)78.120321.5371
emotional (not logical)77.817718.1468
western (not eastern)77.86520.449
kind (not cruel)77.342421.7480
😜 (not 🤐)77.317924.832
open-book (not secretive)77.27718.724
self-destructive (not self-improving)77.019019.413
anxious (not calm)76.920418.4494
biased (not impartial)76.722621.4469
soft (not hard)76.614717.1161
straightforward (not cryptic)76.518223.8488
foolish (not wise)76.112118.7503
lowbrow (not highbrow)76.04720.8434
soulful (not soulless)76.046820.2147
jealous (not compersive)75.917220.1472
loose (not tight)75.810118.410
spontaneous (not scheduled)75.822723.1458
poor (not rich)75.812217.5495
intimate (not formal)75.812115.355
low self esteem (not narcissistic)75.68527.49
provincial (not cosmopolitan)75.59421.3411
crafty (not scholarly)75.526319.4429
lighthearted (not intense)75.57527.513
slovenly (not stylish)75.49618.6460
self-conscious (not self-assured)75.46323.0516
whippersnapper (not sage)75.48527.218
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)75.313624.4470
🧢 (not 🎩)75.219024.225
human (not animalistic)75.142824.6465
insecure (not confident)75.17121.0466
playful (not shy)75.042122.3454
soft (not hard)74.916017.3459
scruffy (not manicured)74.919922.2393
involved (not remote)74.829720.8481
lustful (not chaste)74.526423.0499
stuttering (not rhythmic)74.55323.020
gregarious (not private)74.415021.6468
unprepared (not hoarder)74.35220.8317
meek (not bossy)74.39318.7488
impatient (not patient)74.235522.4136
🐒 (not 🐩)73.812928.728
slacker (not workaholic)73.510219.0158
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.536919.939
🤡 (not 👽)73.49122.930
democratic (not authoritarian)73.418224.2470
sensitive (not thick-skinned)73.215419.2728
fast-talking (not slow-talking)73.229120.617
instinctual (not reasoned)73.128124.5486
awkward (not charming)72.913620.8495
night owl (not morning lark)72.933421.1286
focused on the present (not focused on the future)72.811223.5467
sarcastic (not genuine)72.825625.5476
vague (not precise)72.75418.7276
chaotic (not orderly)72.628622.3498
loud (not quiet)72.536424.0485
leisurely (not hurried)72.512825.1382
modern (not historical)72.326023.1286
🛌 (not 🧗)72.311627.270
freelance (not corporate)72.236527.113
noob (not pro)72.27120.434
social (not reclusive)72.228920.753
dramatic (not no-nonsense)72.128023.3159
generalist (not specialist)72.11823.6141
dorky (not cool)72.119821.428
skeptical (not spiritual)72.046721.3467
rugged (not refined)71.925318.9464
cheery (not sorrowful)71.918622.6431
real (not philosophical)71.827124.1305
lost (not enlightened)71.621016.518
efficient (not overprepared)71.628617.614
honorable (not cunning)71.530924.9514
simple (not complicated)71.37123.3491
hesitant (not decisive)71.28619.8480
vulnerable (not armoured)71.114520.9464
zany (not regular)71.132324.834
spontaneous (not deliberate)71.019225.0428
English (not German)70.857926.112
whimsical (not rational)70.722124.3518
unlucky (not fortunate)70.623123.1468
nonpolitical (not political)70.611525.2427
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)70.630823.631
🐿 (not 🦇)70.430422.532
mild (not spicy)70.214723.2495
tall (not short)70.234817.6476
unambitious (not driven)70.12420.9481
passive (not assertive)70.010421.0487
backdoor (not official)70.029722.9315
reliable (not experimental)69.831424.221
🐴 (not 🦄)69.728026.133
dunce (not genius)69.612119.8544
mischievous (not well behaved)69.547523.4473
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.246621.923
masculine (not feminine)69.051719.2455
child free (not pronatalist)68.938726.5384
extrovert (not introvert)68.942026.4483
romantic (not dispassionate)68.852224.913
😀 (not 😭)68.722832.629
lewd (not tasteful)68.618821.9450
healthy (not sickly)68.461324.0462
subjective (not objective)68.410726.1140
exuberant (not subdued)68.438823.417
mundane (not extraordinary)68.210725.6510
unassuming (not pretentious)68.115026.842
hedonist (not monastic)68.125620.729
communal (not individualist)68.111726.5166
indiscreet (not tactful)68.011522.038
Greek (not Roman)68.04130.06
wholesome (not salacious)67.940929.241
bold (not serious)67.736722.4495
🤠 (not 🤑)67.740430.324
💃 (not 🧕)67.648226.260
puny (not mighty)67.611521.0456
innocent (not worldly)67.515822.4443
indulgent (not sober)67.438923.3508
weird (not normal)67.244622.5481
drop out (not valedictorian)67.224323.035
ignorant (not knowledgeable)67.214825.519
curious (not apathetic)67.151923.5445
off-key (not musical)67.126321.620
orange (not purple)67.019426.1388
lazy (not diligent)66.96823.9471
outsider (not insider)66.930327.1306
nurturing (not poisonous)66.949424.8130
🤣 (not 😊)66.921828.346
privileged (not oppressed)66.860229.925
average (not deviant)66.714625.0304
pack rat (not minimalist)66.719820.032
ludicrous (not sensible)66.627025.4539
plays hard (not works hard)66.422924.2472
open (not guarded)66.412125.7500
🤔 (not 🤫)66.330025.932
vanilla (not kinky)66.033025.7494
🐐 (not 🦒)65.934827.959
not introspective (not introspective)65.814227.342
physical (not intellectual)65.725127.3477
chortling (not giggling)65.648333.012
repetitive (not varied)65.535124.7147
disreputable (not prestigious)65.421223.1289
👟 (not 🥾)65.432932.328
incompetent (not competent)65.212323.0501
angelic (not demonic)65.148021.8457
roundabout (not direct)65.011727.0452
cringeworthy (not inspiring)65.027725.5149
impulsive (not cautious)64.841930.2457
flexible (not rigid)64.823326.1476
French (not Russian)64.838428.517
slow (not fast)64.412020.8509
liberal (not conservative)64.450621.235
persistent (not quitter)64.3111624.738
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)64.241329.129
vibrant (not geriatric)64.264226.014
pacifist (not ferocious)64.125323.8472
flimsy (not sturdy)64.119725.012
permanent (not transient)64.036926.6147
multicolored (not monochrome)64.032231.2146
frenzied (not sleepy)64.079728.98
moody (not stable)63.660025.6521
cooperative (not competitive)63.526628.6459
disarming (not creepy)62.971326.9134
astonishing (not methodical)62.825324.4420
melee (not ranged)62.820534.19
frugal (not lavish)62.746724.0403
beautiful (not ugly)62.686022.9167
atheist (not theist)62.649524.7121
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.460626.3298
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.366023.634
traumatized (not flourishing)62.358015.611
feisty (not gracious)62.271224.0601
builder (not explorer)62.138128.1371
😇 (not 😈)61.946926.032
believable (not poorly-written)61.999833.916
obsessed (not aloof)61.857629.6475
open to new experinces (not uncreative)61.874927.2465
slothful (not active)61.79023.9487
artistic (not scientific)61.642623.0467
unobservant (not perceptive)61.612130.916
happy (not sad)61.528224.7430
forgiving (not vengeful)61.446227.3442
Italian (not Swedish)61.344224.915
edgy (not politically correct)61.055021.8450
sunny (not gloomy)60.939729.519
attractive (not repulsive)60.382524.3476
sweet (not bitter)60.247826.3534
trusting (not charming)60.131827.4475
mainstream (not arcane)59.829027.8462
low IQ (not high IQ)59.814021.0581
glad (not mad)59.836327.034
tame (not wild)59.735225.5337
head@clouds (not down2earth)59.641029.8449
low-tech (not high-tech)59.649026.5468
idealist (not realist)59.642329.0144
joyful (not miserable)59.634427.136
warm (not quarrelsome)59.541228.1473
literal (not metaphorical)59.562329.0421
gossiping (not confidential)59.334128.5366
👻 (not 🤖)59.345630.841
basic (not hipster)59.263227.6451
trolling (not triggered)59.124126.019
domestic (not industrial)59.038725.7135
important (not irrelevant)59.097227.481
open-minded (not close-minded)58.862928.1367
circular (not linear)58.838031.812
moderate (not extreme)58.730025.5452
neurotypical (not autistic)58.592626.5435
🌟 (not 💩)58.485830.145
fixable (not unfixable)58.461433.328
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.242327.948
blacksmith (not tailor)58.134727.915
complimentary (not insulting)58.055127.4141
🐀 (not 🐘)58.041134.656
😎 (not 🧐)57.955528.233
urban (not rural)57.876928.557
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.841128.210
civilized (not barbaric)57.778125.5447
sane (not crazy)57.746426.135
tiresome (not interesting)57.319927.4477
moist (not dry)57.345625.013
slugabed (not go-getter)57.210825.633
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)56.965726.7474
trusting (not suspicious)56.843530.8476
literary (not mathematical)56.667423.8447
pure (not debased)56.557925.3443
rough (not smooth)56.549124.9462
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.461125.946
scandalous (not proper)56.156425.4313
flamboyant (not modest)56.050826.5509
offended (not chill)55.965930.515
brave (not careful)55.774727.6515
existentialist (not nihilist)55.771227.4139
shallow (not deep)55.536424.557
spelunker (not claustrophobic)55.572128.012
scrub (not legit)55.420927.051
enslaved (not emancipated)55.325326.0452
😏 (not 😬)55.261933.637
punchable (not loveable)55.239930.213
accepting (not judgemental)55.150831.5295
heathen (not devout)54.947227.7430
factual (not poetic)54.966627.916
avant-garde (not classical)54.843126.3142
gatherer (not hunter)54.554228.914
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)54.435024.931
📈 (not 📉)54.384329.626
altruistic (not selfish)54.166328.2414
wavering (not resolute)54.026233.741
charismatic (not uninspiring)53.9100428.9601
🏌 (not 🤺)53.923031.732
imaginative (not practical)53.840128.8493
empirical (not theoretical)53.770729.4428
conventional (not creative)53.651329.6453
sheriff (not outlaw)53.660226.0446
💪 (not 🧠)53.436829.444
libertarian (not socialist)53.372727.7376
bright (not depressed)53.363924.8487
unorthodox (not traditional)53.368229.0152
rude (not respectful)53.247627.0456
treasure (not trash)53.2100934.133
bold (not shy)53.1110425.3452
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.939027.5357
pessimistic (not optimistic)52.861230.4499
🥰 (not 🙃)52.761929.747
🥴 (not 🥳)52.770533.230
cannibal (not vegan)52.659429.317
hypocritical (not equitable)52.553727.9153
thin (not thick)52.476223.9305
resigned (not resistant)52.218627.2463
sporty (not bookish)52.147626.9457
luddite (not technophile)52.065927.4399
sheltered (not street-smart)52.044926.9264
resourceful (not helpless)52.0108126.7162
metrosexual (not macho)52.078731.110
statist (not anarchist)51.966925.449
💝 (not 💔)51.964929.759
punk rock (not preppy)51.852328.618
vain (not demure)51.767826.3485
reasonable (not deranged)51.673925.531
obedient (not rebellious)51.547127.1490
sexist (not feminist)51.440125.451
abstract (not concrete)51.151927.830
🐷 (not 🐮)51.145227.155
tense (not relaxed)51.0102629.6485
variable (not consistent)50.747726.77
humble (not arrogant)50.653528.5471
decorative (not utilitarian)50.445229.1124
fresh (not stinky)50.690625.358

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ron Weasley (0.85)
  2. Ling (0.779)
  3. Denny (0.731)
  4. Pippin Took (0.723)
  5. Kevin Malone (0.711)
  1. Gus Fring (-0.652)
  2. The Operative (-0.614)
  3. Carolyn Martens (-0.602)
  4. Mycroft Holmes (-0.58)
  5. Tywin Lannister (-0.573)

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. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.52)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.48)
  3. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.47)
  4. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.47)
  5. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.45)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.43)
  7. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.39)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.36)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.31)
  10. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.3)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.28)
  12. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.26)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.23)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.21)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.2)
  16. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.1)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.08)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.08)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.06)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.02)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.02)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.07)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.12)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.14)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.25)


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