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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)95.6227.7491
bookish (not sporty)94.5249.9475
feminist (not sexist)92.73310.441
high IQ (not low IQ)92.212613.2686
valedictorian (not drop out)92.2639.647
knowledgeable (not ignorant)91.37211.123
indie (not pop)91.088.122
diligent (not lazy)90.920511.9471
giving (not receiving)90.12610.317
intellectual (not physical)89.58914.3514
soulful (not soulless)89.48413.2159
🎨 (not 🏀)89.37118.035
genius (not dunce)89.17314.8534
treasure (not trash)89.19112.656
loyal (not traitorous)88.926513.2491
egalitarian (not racist)88.515211.635
emotional (not unemotional)88.310210.615
loveable (not punchable)87.46018.225
curious (not apathetic)87.14717.3473
motivated (not unmotivated)87.138515.321
love-focused (not money-focused)86.818515.521
overachiever (not underachiever)86.519713.318
queer (not straight)86.43818.3165
romantic (not dispassionate)86.010414.624
open-minded (not close-minded)85.75214.8385
complimentary (not insulting)85.74615.4160
studious (not goof-off)85.619418.445
competent (not incompetent)85.429318.5488
beautiful (not ugly)85.438217.2164
liberal (not conservative)85.27323.744
kind (not cruel)85.027416.0494
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)84.911916.420
warm (not cold)84.711113.9493
on-time (not tardy)84.623922.134
cat person (not dog person)84.65520.723
🧠 (not 💪)84.421619.948
respectful (not rude)84.313115.6516
interested (not bored)84.17612.526
workaholic (not slacker)83.939218.6158
attractive (not repulsive)83.530715.8414
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)83.55023.269
devoted (not unfaithful)83.443521.420
works hard (not plays hard)83.220117.3496
generous (not stingy)83.112714.142
first-mate (not captain)83.012218.9355
introspective (not not introspective)82.94916.871
extraordinary (not mundane)82.820120.2511
attentive (not interrupting)82.35014.020
awkward (not suspicious)82.14513.4489
civilized (not barbaric)81.927417.7453
warm (not quarrelsome)81.77318.4502
driven (not unambitious)81.755718.8537
resourceful (not helpless)81.747021.8164
perceptive (not unobservant)81.746519.322
legit (not scrub)81.424416.750
vegan (not cannibal)81.38012.723
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)81.211121.846
one-faced (not two-faced)81.125126.525
young (not old)81.027519.0509
introvert (not extrovert)80.98115.6480
low self esteem (not narcissistic)80.94311.426
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.928119.2485
deep (not shallow)80.913120.659
funny (not humorless)80.819914.2525
arcane (not mainstream)80.88919.8493
sweet (not bitter)80.814818.7519
washed (not muddy)80.814012.016
high-tech (not low-tech)80.715523.3455
weird (not normal)80.520516.2482
giggling (not chortling)80.52117.515
demure (not vain)80.42717.4508
important (not irrelevant)80.150521.959
🌟 (not 💩)80.039822.537
fresh (not stinky)79.931417.552
believable (not poorly-written)79.829318.524
feminine (not masculine)79.725016.8506
🥰 (not 🙃)79.76121.655
sunny (not gloomy)79.716323.224
quiet (not loud)79.312917.9480
persistent (not quitter)79.289019.038
nurturing (not poisonous)79.126321.1142
accepting (not judgemental)78.914021.0298
expressive (not stoic)78.823319.3483
technophile (not luddite)78.811525.7436
anxious (not calm)78.721516.1464
democratic (not authoritarian)78.77822.2468
cooperative (not competitive)78.69721.8468
tasteful (not lewd)78.517118.6479
sensitive (not thick-skinned)78.511517.9750
disarming (not creepy)78.523318.7145
vintage (not trendy)78.433222.116
involved (not remote)78.224720.3483
reassuring (not fearmongering)78.216222.516
creative (not conventional)78.120922.4465
heroic (not villainous)78.150518.1471
humble (not arrogant)78.114121.9476
thin (not thick)78.011517.1283
wholesome (not salacious)78.025022.842
grateful (not entitled)78.014923.033
good-humored (not angry)77.924216.9491
interesting (not tiresome)77.733120.3466
multicolored (not monochrome)77.714525.7163
genuine (not sarcastic)77.517921.9519
clean (not perverted)77.338824.333
🦄 (not 🐴)77.314620.835
trusting (not suspicious)76.912619.6476
altruistic (not selfish)76.725221.3468
badass (not weakass)76.760819.633
confidential (not gossiping)76.543622.0377
self-conscious (not self-assured)76.46220.9488
modest (not flamboyant)75.923022.3495
empath (not psychopath)75.937626.626
optimistic (not pessimistic)75.820322.1456
human (not animalistic)75.848522.4485
timid (not cocky)75.86619.323
spiritual (not skeptical)75.67025.4496
specialist (not generalist)75.613922.3153
go-getter (not slugabed)75.664121.351
sensible (not ludicrous)75.229222.2512
pure (not debased)75.024220.2494
wooden (not plastic)74.928620.030
ranged (not melee)74.85929.613
soft (not hard)74.721120.5498
lover (not fighter)74.622925.728
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.366326.3463
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)74.226524.045
bashful (not exhibitionist)73.95322.033
tense (not relaxed)73.962318.8487
soft (not hard)73.522920.2157
existentialist (not nihilist)73.310622.7142
English (not German)73.259225.421
fixable (not unfixable)73.218416.919
prestigious (not disreputable)73.139523.2291
insecure (not confident)73.110719.4484
trusting (not charming)73.18624.1515
twitchy (not still)73.034817.025
healthy (not sickly)72.657022.2460
rock (not rap)72.567523.617
🤠 (not 🤑)72.433918.748
shy (not bold)72.35321.4446
innocent (not jaded)72.313823.127
complicated (not simple)72.351224.4485
😊 (not 🤣)72.232527.144
protagonist (not antagonist)72.259424.713
scheduled (not spontaneous)72.047426.3458
thrifty (not extravagant)71.922022.028
often crying (not never cries)71.922612.624
scholarly (not crafty)71.918527.2364
equitable (not hypocritical)71.924524.1153
active (not slothful)71.781520.8493
good-cook (not bad-cook)71.716023.817
sheltered (not street-smart)71.619623.0341
meek (not bossy)71.614420.1494
child free (not pronatalist)71.536127.2385
triggered (not trolling)71.527019.619
bright (not depressed)71.425321.3509
expressive (not monotone)71.447326.928
zany (not regular)71.439823.443
unorthodox (not traditional)71.041626.1154
awkward (not charming)70.819522.9485
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.728129.834
honorable (not cunning)70.540526.1478
freelance (not corporate)70.449227.717
neat (not messy)70.457526.0295
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)70.359325.629
fire (not water)70.352030.834
reasonable (not deranged)70.343621.842
vibrant (not geriatric)70.254422.721
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.141527.6172
chivalrous (not businesslike)70.126127.833
🥵 (not 🥶)70.023426.528
💝 (not 💔)69.930332.049
🎃 (not 💀)69.923430.422
stuttering (not rhythmic)69.811521.118
pro (not noob)69.777225.447
short (not tall)69.625917.9495
👻 (not 🤖)69.624326.540
metrosexual (not macho)69.639019.212
emancipated (not enslaved)69.550423.8435
👽 (not 🤡)69.526223.139
opinionated (not jealous)69.565426.217
cheery (not sorrowful)69.426722.4461
innocent (not worldly)69.414423.6471
idealist (not realist)69.228425.7140
precise (not vague)69.056426.4308
gullible (not cynical)69.020322.515
quirky (not predictable)69.028727.324
earth (not air)68.941529.322
refined (not rugged)68.848920.9450
political (not nonpolitical)68.841425.4446
hesitant (not decisive)68.612021.5484
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.663126.0474
cheesy (not chic)68.637217.09
frugal (not lavish)68.536719.8440
beta (not alpha)68.427525.9447
obsessed (not aloof)68.246723.1453
fantastical (not realistic)68.232730.230
western (not eastern)68.134429.246
vulnerable (not armoured)68.022623.9496
proper (not scandalous)68.041524.5306
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.933423.030
charismatic (not uninspiring)67.883423.8567
hurried (not leisurely)67.734322.6379
accommodating (not stubborn)67.713329.132
dorky (not cool)67.536327.942
gatherer (not hunter)67.537028.420
hard-work (not natural-talent)67.549329.724
touchy-feely (not distant)67.531322.020
tailor (not blacksmith)67.454528.121
well behaved (not mischievous)67.233226.6493
patient (not impatient)67.223327.1124
penny-pincher (not overspender)67.237119.949
naive (not paranoid)67.217424.621
wise (not foolish)67.148324.6457
clumsy (not coordinated)67.126322.3505
😇 (not 😈)67.045222.344
socialist (not libertarian)66.93728.4437
analysis (not common sense)66.942130.226
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.834525.4429
🤺 (not 🏌)66.873828.238
hipster (not basic)66.520025.8477
passive (not assertive)66.516624.2479
private (not gregarious)66.457624.9425
French (not Russian)66.438824.010
cautious (not impulsive)66.343126.9453
📈 (not 📉)66.350032.647
shy (not playful)66.213223.2498
smooth (not rough)66.234224.3409
thinker (not doer)66.217327.737
white knight (not bad boy)66.258325.621
opinionated (not neutral)66.1107925.336
mighty (not puny)65.976227.1497
hoarder (not unprepared)65.847121.9306
joyful (not miserable)65.730422.037
outsider (not insider)65.439830.4325
reclusive (not social)65.436623.874
overprepared (not efficient)65.48934.418
roundabout (not direct)65.313824.4458
glad (not mad)65.331524.538
🐿 (not 🦇)65.351929.643
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.123729.423
submissive (not dominant)64.828325.9486
family-first (not work-first)64.750228.9378
not genocidal (not genocidal)64.783332.918
flower child (not goth)64.565226.920
frenzied (not sleepy)64.496818.219
whippersnapper (not sage)64.432227.710
pacifist (not ferocious)64.329426.3508
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.330124.6423
reasoned (not instinctual)64.231129.3492
angelic (not demonic)64.259322.7472
fast-talking (not slow-talking)63.966723.319
😀 (not 😭)63.840926.941
night owl (not morning lark)63.763428.2287
folksy (not presidential)63.640830.423
OCD (not ADHD)63.273428.537
pensive (not serene)63.090231.522
profound (not ironic)63.033827.026
highbrow (not lowbrow)62.963525.7443
claustrophobic (not spelunker)62.821723.317
gamer (not non-gamer)62.833129.124
mild (not spicy)62.731325.1475
permanent (not transient)62.751029.4155
tactful (not indiscreet)62.767125.523
tight (not loose)62.779420.231
unassuming (not pretentious)62.628230.540
gendered (not androgynous)62.5122029.1168
🧐 (not 😎)62.245531.447
lighthearted (not intense)62.227428.622
radical (not centrist)62.246928.712
straightforward (not cryptic)62.180527.1491
moist (not dry)61.839027.422
🐀 (not 🐘)61.738427.742
high standards (not desperate)61.771224.241
chosen one (not everyman)61.358027.923
orderly (not chaotic)61.263828.9434
sane (not crazy)61.249528.746
🎩 (not 🧢)61.061730.938
happy (not sad)60.935423.7442
codependent (not independent)60.936829.7377
Greek (not Roman)60.620225.320
philosophical (not real)60.421726.2282
abstract (not concrete)60.437727.137
summer (not winter)60.359234.716
🐒 (not 🐩)60.247829.339
Italian (not Swedish)60.057229.28
long-winded (not concise)59.941729.116
🤔 (not 🤫)59.863029.133
chill (not offended)59.837422.716
scientific (not artistic)59.765531.5444
avant-garde (not classical)59.741328.6149
resistant (not resigned)59.6104026.8440
sober (not indulgent)59.549027.5448
alert (not oblivious)59.488428.051
traumatized (not flourishing)59.481122.725
circular (not linear)59.439029.914
tame (not wild)59.344325.3328
monastic (not hedonist)59.331823.735
fast (not slow)59.196025.2462
🧕 (not 💃)58.928925.360
head@clouds (not down2earth)58.851229.9466
explorer (not builder)58.858328.7386
🦒 (not 🐐)58.718128.450
prudish (not flirtatious)58.749424.221
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.685626.3288
intimate (not formal)58.656927.264
imaginative (not practical)58.442430.1494
🐮 (not 🐷)58.463326.648
freak (not normie)58.468023.024
mature (not juvenile)58.374426.2168
factual (not exaggerating)58.362034.721
dramatic (not comedic)58.395321.426
lenient (not strict)58.153126.6485
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.919330.9392
unlucky (not fortunate)57.762325.2470
master (not apprentice)57.791729.8165
consistent (not variable)57.778731.821
hypochondriac (not stoic)57.741826.713
methodical (not astonishing)57.679430.5483
flexible (not rigid)57.645526.5488
eloquent (not unpolished)57.684327.8565
self-improving (not self-destructive)57.552231.017
sexual (not asexual)57.594330.519
sheriff (not outlaw)57.465128.7507
chaste (not lustful)57.347523.6459
compersive (not jealous)57.058525.5450
sugarcoated (not frank)57.021329.420
orange (not purple)56.955933.3451
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)56.936726.538
open-book (not secretive)56.842325.222
moody (not stable)56.594526.8485
emotional (not logical)56.372928.5476
varied (not repetitive)56.236227.6154
privileged (not oppressed)56.196720.714
theoretical (not empirical)56.030530.5443
open (not guarded)55.929228.0474
domestic (not industrial)55.954730.2132
resolute (not wavering)55.9105127.838
reliable (not experimental)55.875531.420
pointed (not random)55.8110932.022
brave (not careful)55.691529.2464
chatty (not reserved)55.671830.1461
serious (not bold)55.557127.0486
deviant (not average)55.587127.5283
poor (not rich)55.452318.0413
🥳 (not 🥴)55.449930.445
enlightened (not lost)55.459534.611
musical (not off-key)55.349932.025
biased (not impartial)55.2110026.4484
😬 (not 😏)55.253230.731
manicured (not scruffy)55.196024.7380
epic (not deep)54.966732.823
unchallenging (not demanding)54.825927.233
ambitious (not realistic)54.790928.534
always down (not picky)54.745123.929
subdued (not exuberant)54.649729.324
proactive (not reactive)54.650930.819
Pepsi (not Coke)54.546339.519
punk rock (not preppy)54.458734.623
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.364728.2159
transparent (not machiavellian)54.368030.212
obedient (not rebellious)54.053226.8509
kinky (not vanilla)53.972927.8479
🥾 (not 👟)53.868733.253
🛌 (not 🧗)53.749322.561
communal (not individualist)53.649732.4142
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.589126.5476
stylish (not slovenly)53.496324.7475
politically correct (not edgy)53.460029.5465
official (not backdoor)53.363329.8340
yes-man (not contrarian)53.248527.722
heathen (not devout)53.064430.4461
oxymoron (not tautology)53.093626.79
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.963527.7419
cultured (not rustic)52.994128.818
envious (not prideful)52.822529.254
utilitarian (not decorative)52.7100829.6156
playful (not serious)52.559125.8496
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)52.571328.4458
princess (not queen)52.555130.514
🤐 (not 😜)52.477928.145
vengeful (not forgiving)52.278732.3472
objective (not subjective)52.267429.8138
theist (not atheist)52.257833.9129
sturdy (not flimsy)52.0109127.024
rational (not whimsical)51.795529.8500
moderate (not extreme)51.753728.0503
anarchist (not statist)51.670426.748
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.488230.2414
historical (not modern)51.366729.5284
literal (not metaphorical)51.1107429.5464
blissful (not haunted)50.149830.536
neurotypical (not autistic)50.2133826.4436
gracious (not feisty)50.343526.9627
unpatriotic (not patriotic)50.736426.334
pack rat (not minimalist)50.369523.543
literary (not mathematical)50.497531.7450
urban (not rural)50.6115626.557
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)50.699131.121
factual (not poetic)50.596130.115

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. Amy Antsler (0.846)
  2. Rosalind Walker (0.833)
  3. Daniel Jackson (0.808)
  4. Oliver Hampton (0.79)
  5. Ariadne (0.783)
  6. Felicity Smoak (0.779)
  7. Monty Green (0.769)
  8. Aram Mojtabai (0.768)
  9. Samwell Tarly (0.764)
  10. Belle French (0.763)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.659)
  2. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.628)
  3. Gaston (-0.624)
  4. Tom Buchanan (-0.608)
  5. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.574)
  6. Sal Maroni (-0.571)
  7. Nelson Muntz (-0.563)
  8. George Wickham (-0.56)
  9. Noah Puckerman (-0.554)
  10. Brad Bellick (-0.546)

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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