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Willow Rosenberg Personality Statistics

Willow Rosenberg 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
nerd (not jock)95.7117.7485
bookish (not sporty)94.7119.6479
feminist (not sexist)93.41310.733
valedictorian (not drop out)92.8349.537
high IQ (not low IQ)92.08713.3673
diligent (not lazy)90.912912.1474
treasure (not trash)89.74113.030
intellectual (not physical)89.55814.5523
genius (not dunce)89.34714.4521
🧠 (not 💪)89.25211.830
soulful (not soulless)89.15013.6154
loyal (not traitorous)89.015312.7488
curious (not apathetic)87.33017.3477
egalitarian (not racist)87.311312.523
studious (not goof-off)86.611419.031
complimentary (not insulting)86.01914.8153
queer (not straight)85.82420.0169
open-minded (not close-minded)85.72614.7395
competent (not incompetent)85.420618.2492
kind (not cruel)85.315115.9496
beautiful (not ugly)84.921217.1162
warm (not cold)84.66513.9491
respectful (not rude)84.38715.7515
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)84.23123.160
attractive (not repulsive)83.916815.6417
workaholic (not slacker)83.525919.0153
liberal (not conservative)83.35326.931
works hard (not plays hard)83.115117.4505
first-mate (not captain)83.18318.9363
resourceful (not helpless)82.726820.9156
extraordinary (not mundane)82.612220.2516
warm (not quarrelsome)81.94817.8497
awkward (not suspicious)81.63313.9499
important (not irrelevant)81.624720.652
driven (not unambitious)81.338819.2543
civilized (not barbaric)81.219218.3455
introspective (not not introspective)81.25018.363
funny (not humorless)81.111214.1516
introvert (not extrovert)81.15015.4474
young (not old)80.817419.4516
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.815519.4490
high-tech (not low-tech)80.89223.3463
legit (not scrub)80.816117.048
arcane (not mainstream)80.67619.7495
weird (not normal)80.611015.9495
sweet (not bitter)80.68418.8516
demure (not vain)80.52016.9514
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)80.38223.637
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)79.84621.325
feminine (not masculine)79.715316.9505
fresh (not stinky)79.616917.751
nurturing (not poisonous)79.515921.0137
deep (not shallow)79.411522.144
quiet (not loud)79.39317.7479
wholesome (not salacious)79.313923.438
🥰 (not 🙃)79.32622.052
technophile (not luddite)79.37825.1447
expressive (not stoic)78.913219.3491
disarming (not creepy)78.911818.8137
democratic (not authoritarian)78.96122.0477
persistent (not quitter)78.854820.230
sensitive (not thick-skinned)78.76117.7757
accepting (not judgemental)78.67721.6302
tasteful (not lewd)78.412218.7473
cooperative (not competitive)78.46922.0487
anxious (not calm)78.413016.2464
🌟 (not 💩)78.425823.729
involved (not remote)78.213520.2482
creative (not conventional)78.012722.4465
heroic (not villainous)78.031118.2471
interesting (not tiresome)77.917420.1481
good-humored (not angry)77.815017.0495
humble (not arrogant)77.79822.0486
thin (not thick)77.78817.1279
multicolored (not monochrome)77.77425.6159
genuine (not sarcastic)77.611921.6527
🦄 (not 🐴)77.18722.426
trusting (not suspicious)76.86619.4486
altruistic (not selfish)76.814920.8461
confidential (not gossiping)76.726422.0362
go-getter (not slugabed)76.334420.442
self-conscious (not self-assured)76.24221.0501
optimistic (not pessimistic)76.111721.8465
spiritual (not skeptical)75.74425.1516
human (not animalistic)75.630822.6493
modest (not flamboyant)75.417522.6494
sensible (not ludicrous)75.319622.4515
specialist (not generalist)75.210923.0145
pure (not debased)74.816120.3495
soft (not hard)74.512020.4512
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.441526.1473
existentialist (not nihilist)74.44422.2138
tense (not relaxed)74.136418.6493
prestigious (not disreputable)73.824222.6292
😊 (not 🤣)73.517025.536
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)73.318720.634
🤠 (not 🤑)73.318319.141
trusting (not charming)73.24323.9521
insecure (not confident)73.16919.6490
soft (not hard)72.914520.4153
complicated (not simple)72.829024.2501
healthy (not sickly)72.437022.3462
equitable (not hypocritical)72.415723.6145
reasonable (not deranged)72.224721.936
scheduled (not spontaneous)72.131126.4461
shy (not bold)72.03421.2451
child free (not pronatalist)72.023826.8384
active (not slothful)71.848720.6502
sheltered (not street-smart)71.812522.5339
zany (not regular)71.623423.539
unorthodox (not traditional)71.624625.5149
meek (not bossy)71.49120.3497
scholarly (not crafty)71.311527.4363
bright (not depressed)71.215721.3510
awkward (not charming)71.111822.8484
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.124127.5170
honorable (not cunning)69.926426.5466
emancipated (not enslaved)69.830823.8445
innocent (not worldly)69.69523.3462
short (not tall)69.516617.7505
💝 (not 💔)69.317231.947
👻 (not 🤖)69.213826.032
cheery (not sorrowful)69.116022.5471
precise (not vague)69.134326.1317
neat (not messy)69.038526.7299
frugal (not lavish)68.924619.4450
idealist (not realist)68.916325.6133
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.842325.7485
refined (not rugged)68.633421.1447
obsessed (not aloof)68.627223.2464
political (not nonpolitical)68.524925.8458
hesitant (not decisive)68.58621.4489
vulnerable (not armoured)68.313523.8504
patient (not impatient)68.315226.4119
🤺 (not 🏌)68.240227.030
beta (not alpha)68.019126.2460
charismatic (not uninspiring)67.948423.8582
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.723720.243
👽 (not 🤡)67.620125.930
proper (not scandalous)67.627224.7314
hurried (not leisurely)67.521822.6385
clumsy (not coordinated)67.415222.2524
wise (not foolish)67.229724.8448
socialist (not libertarian)67.02128.5442
joyful (not miserable)67.016121.031
pro (not noob)66.951026.237
glad (not mad)66.818325.037
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)66.743827.023
📈 (not 📉)66.729332.737
smooth (not rough)66.622324.4424
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.623525.8435
well behaved (not mischievous)66.520526.4490
hipster (not basic)66.510725.8487
passive (not assertive)66.411024.3484
private (not gregarious)66.236325.0430
western (not eastern)66.124330.447
hoarder (not unprepared)66.027321.9311
reclusive (not social)66.022822.764
cautious (not impulsive)65.928627.1463
shy (not playful)65.98223.2508
mighty (not puny)65.947627.0500
roundabout (not direct)65.58824.3457
outsider (not insider)65.326430.4331
dorky (not cool)65.324228.036
🧐 (not 😎)65.323230.331
🤔 (not 🤫)65.023526.827
😇 (not 😈)64.930823.133
reasoned (not instinctual)64.919628.8505
submissive (not dominant)64.718625.7483
night owl (not morning lark)64.736927.8285
sane (not crazy)64.525426.337
🐿 (not 🦇)64.531129.437
family-first (not work-first)64.328828.8385
😀 (not 😭)64.323228.231
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.221524.7419
unassuming (not pretentious)64.216428.928
angelic (not demonic)64.135722.8479
pacifist (not ferocious)63.819826.2512
straightforward (not cryptic)62.947427.1500
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.939025.6458
gendered (not androgynous)62.975629.3160
abstract (not concrete)62.920729.029
mild (not spicy)62.319424.9479
permanent (not transient)62.332329.2151
avant-garde (not classical)61.422427.9143
monastic (not hedonist)61.414722.027
orderly (not chaotic)61.340528.9436
tactful (not indiscreet)61.147126.022
happy (not sad)61.021023.5456
🐀 (not 🐘)60.925227.941
scientific (not artistic)60.541531.2448
philosophical (not real)60.513626.1280
codependent (not independent)60.524329.5379
tame (not wild)60.126325.3332
sober (not indulgent)59.831427.4450
🎩 (not 🧢)59.841929.834
resistant (not resigned)59.563226.6438
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)59.321625.628
🐒 (not 🐩)59.130930.336
🐮 (not 🐷)59.037327.242
head@clouds (not down2earth)58.930530.0474
imaginative (not practical)58.924529.9489
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.951226.3291
fast (not slow)58.558225.1465
methodical (not astonishing)58.150530.4480
mature (not juvenile)58.146326.6167
🦒 (not 🐐)58.112027.739
explorer (not builder)58.036129.0385
lenient (not strict)57.732626.7492
flexible (not rigid)57.627426.3493
unlucky (not fortunate)57.338425.4477
compersive (not jealous)57.334825.3459
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.312431.1397
eloquent (not unpolished)57.353428.0572
varied (not repetitive)57.317427.8146
intimate (not formal)57.335627.258
sheriff (not outlaw)57.239728.7513
master (not apprentice)57.257730.2153
chaste (not lustful)56.930023.8469
resolute (not wavering)56.961928.137
🧕 (not 💃)56.824726.554
moody (not stable)56.656326.8498
theoretical (not empirical)56.216230.7444
emotional (not logical)56.147528.4474
open (not guarded)56.017227.9486
brave (not careful)55.854028.9462
orange (not purple)55.836733.4455
deviant (not average)55.751827.4278
serious (not bold)55.635727.1478
biased (not impartial)55.668226.5483
poor (not rich)55.531618.0424
alert (not oblivious)55.459427.341
chatty (not reserved)55.344330.2467
domestic (not industrial)55.235429.5123
communal (not individualist)55.229531.8131
manicured (not scruffy)55.159524.7391
obedient (not rebellious)54.630626.8519
kinky (not vanilla)54.544427.9493
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.542528.3154
unpatriotic (not patriotic)54.415527.424
🥳 (not 🥴)54.331231.136
🛌 (not 🧗)54.031623.056
pack rat (not minimalist)53.735723.532
🥾 (not 👟)53.742534.043
objective (not subjective)53.635729.8133
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.552826.3481
official (not backdoor)53.236629.9349
heathen (not devout)53.137930.4470
stylish (not slovenly)53.160124.8487
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.936327.4425
theist (not atheist)52.834033.7131
politically correct (not edgy)52.737029.5476
vengeful (not forgiving)52.549332.3484
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)52.446128.4462
😬 (not 😏)52.239131.225
playful (not serious)52.135726.0502
moderate (not extreme)52.134128.2514
utilitarian (not decorative)52.064329.9151
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.955230.2418
rational (not whimsical)51.760029.9499
urban (not rural)51.669126.954
historical (not modern)51.440729.0289
😜 (not 🤐)51.444527.540
autistic (not neurotypical)51.314826.3451
gracious (not feisty)50.126126.8613
literary (not mathematical)50.359031.7463
statist (not anarchist)50.354526.650
literal (not metaphorical)50.668229.5468

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Daniel Jackson (0.836)
  2. Rosalind Walker (0.804)
  3. Oliver Hampton (0.799)
  4. Ariadne (0.791)
  5. Felicity Smoak (0.789)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.687)
  2. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.657)
  3. Tom Buchanan (-0.637)
  4. Nelson Muntz (-0.609)
  5. Brad Bellick (-0.605)

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 = 0.76)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.6)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.51)
  4. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.5)
  5. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.47)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.46)
  7. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.46)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.41)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.38)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.33)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.33)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.26)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.21)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.2)
  15. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.15)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.09)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.08)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.06)
  20. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.0)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.08)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.12)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.17)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.23)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.38)


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