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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)95.5278.1495
bookish (not sporty)94.6229.8490
feminist (not sexist)92.73010.639
valedictorian (not drop out)92.5599.741
high IQ (not low IQ)91.913513.4682
diligent (not lazy)90.921212.1476
knowledgeable (not ignorant)89.910211.320
romantic (not dispassionate)89.74510.117
treasure (not trash)89.69012.756
intellectual (not physical)89.48914.6526
genius (not dunce)89.37114.2541
🎨 (not 🏀)89.17618.432
soulful (not soulless)88.910013.9160
loyal (not traitorous)88.927112.9494
egalitarian (not racist)88.615411.633
giving (not receiving)88.34610.315
overachiever (not underachiever)87.616812.917
curious (not apathetic)87.34617.2480
emotional (not unemotional)87.213911.212
motivated (not unmotivated)86.84159.814
devoted (not unfaithful)86.431720.59
complimentary (not insulting)86.04614.7158
queer (not straight)85.73820.0170
open-minded (not close-minded)85.65114.9399
competent (not incompetent)85.529518.2496
🧠 (not 💪)85.418819.143
studious (not goof-off)85.321719.437
kind (not cruel)85.226115.9502
beautiful (not ugly)85.138517.0171
love-focused (not money-focused)85.024415.813
indie (not pop)84.86320.912
warm (not cold)84.611513.9498
reassuring (not fearmongering)84.65916.810
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)84.44722.566
loveable (not punchable)84.411220.022
respectful (not rude)84.313915.7518
interested (not bored)84.37012.923
attractive (not repulsive)83.830115.6423
cat person (not dog person)83.87522.918
giggling (not chortling)83.71013.314
workaholic (not slacker)83.541819.0162
generous (not stingy)83.312014.036
vegan (not cannibal)83.24810.821
attentive (not interrupting)83.14714.017
works hard (not plays hard)83.020817.6510
first-mate (not captain)83.012818.8368
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)83.017315.47
resourceful (not helpless)82.544520.9163
extraordinary (not mundane)82.421020.6524
warm (not quarrelsome)81.97917.8508
liberal (not conservative)81.813027.042
awkward (not suspicious)81.74913.8501
legit (not scrub)81.722416.455
driven (not unambitious)81.259419.3548
on-time (not tardy)81.235324.831
washed (not muddy)81.115111.613
civilized (not barbaric)81.030818.5464
sunny (not gloomy)81.012721.622
introvert (not extrovert)80.98015.7490
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.928719.3499
funny (not humorless)80.919914.3526
believable (not poorly-written)80.924517.920
young (not old)80.829019.3519
high-tech (not low-tech)80.815323.3466
introspective (not not introspective)80.89319.273
arcane (not mainstream)80.79219.7500
sweet (not bitter)80.615118.9522
weird (not normal)80.519815.9501
deep (not shallow)80.514520.356
demure (not vain)80.43017.2526
badass (not weakass)80.448916.423
persistent (not quitter)80.185719.534
fresh (not stinky)80.130217.454
important (not irrelevant)80.051922.057
🥰 (not 🙃)79.86321.655
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)79.813724.445
one-faced (not two-faced)79.829726.724
feminine (not masculine)79.725217.1509
nurturing (not poisonous)79.725120.8141
perceptive (not unobservant)79.756318.924
🌟 (not 💩)79.540222.335
low self esteem (not narcissistic)79.56610.623
quiet (not loud)79.313617.9487
technophile (not luddite)79.211025.2449
vintage (not trendy)79.130422.715
expressive (not stoic)78.924319.2496
democratic (not authoritarian)78.99022.0483
wholesome (not salacious)78.922222.940
disarming (not creepy)78.822818.7146
sensitive (not thick-skinned)78.710517.7761
accepting (not judgemental)78.614821.6305
anxious (not calm)78.521616.1471
tasteful (not lewd)78.418318.6483
cooperative (not competitive)78.410221.9489
involved (not remote)78.224020.3485
creative (not conventional)78.221222.2477
multicolored (not monochrome)78.114325.4164
grateful (not entitled)78.114523.631
heroic (not villainous)78.050718.2477
interesting (not tiresome)78.030520.1484
thin (not thick)77.912417.0287
humble (not arrogant)77.815022.0489
good-humored (not angry)77.824117.0500
🦄 (not 🐴)77.714221.632
go-getter (not slugabed)77.555620.146
genuine (not sarcastic)77.418321.8534
clean (not perverted)76.940024.233
trusting (not suspicious)76.812519.4493
empath (not psychopath)76.835726.823
altruistic (not selfish)76.824921.0472
confidential (not gossiping)76.343822.1378
self-conscious (not self-assured)76.26720.9512
optimistic (not pessimistic)76.120221.8466
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)75.816626.032
twitchy (not still)75.726916.125
specialist (not generalist)75.614622.7152
spiritual (not skeptical)75.56325.4521
modest (not flamboyant)75.525422.4502
human (not animalistic)75.550422.6502
sensible (not ludicrous)75.329522.4521
English (not German)75.248924.318
pure (not debased)74.925620.2505
soft (not hard)74.521120.4512
wooden (not plastic)74.330819.728
self-disciplined (not disorganized)74.266026.2478
tense (not relaxed)74.161718.6499
existentialist (not nihilist)74.09822.4143
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)73.928522.741
timid (not cocky)73.89420.715
triggered (not trolling)73.621414.217
chivalrous (not businesslike)73.319328.325
prestigious (not disreputable)73.239923.1297
🥵 (not 🥶)73.217822.524
insecure (not confident)73.110719.5493
trusting (not charming)73.18723.9523
🤠 (not 🤑)73.132419.247
fixable (not unfixable)73.020315.014
soft (not hard)72.923920.2156
healthy (not sickly)72.458022.2464
zany (not regular)72.337423.141
bashful (not exhibitionist)72.38323.327
complicated (not simple)72.251124.7508
shy (not bold)72.25721.2456
scheduled (not spontaneous)72.047426.5469
equitable (not hypocritical)72.023924.1154
gatherer (not hunter)72.028326.118
lover (not fighter)72.026627.323
😊 (not 🤣)71.833326.845
rock (not rap)71.873025.814
reasonable (not deranged)71.739721.239
active (not slothful)71.781620.7507
child free (not pronatalist)71.635227.0393
sheltered (not street-smart)71.520422.8347
innocent (not jaded)71.515622.419
meek (not bossy)71.414420.4503
thrifty (not extravagant)71.424018.724
scholarly (not crafty)71.419427.3374
unorthodox (not traditional)71.241725.9154
awkward (not charming)71.119122.9497
bright (not depressed)71.126221.4512
👻 (not 🤖)71.120224.339
stuttering (not rhythmic)70.411120.619
cheesy (not chic)70.431714.05
vibrant (not geriatric)70.355723.119
fire (not water)70.353330.834
inspiring (not cringeworthy)70.140327.5173
honorable (not cunning)70.142226.3486
ranged (not melee)69.914131.510
innocent (not worldly)69.715223.4470
emancipated (not enslaved)69.651123.9451
metrosexual (not macho)69.640619.212
short (not tall)69.525817.7506
expressive (not monotone)69.551226.722
💝 (not 💔)69.331631.947
often crying (not never cries)69.23008.512
cheery (not sorrowful)69.227122.5474
neat (not messy)69.261426.6304
👽 (not 🤡)69.028725.734
precise (not vague)68.957026.2320
frugal (not lavish)68.938119.4452
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)68.865625.328
refined (not rugged)68.651021.0458
hesitant (not decisive)68.612721.4497
obsessed (not aloof)68.647023.1469
deliberate (not spontaneous)68.664526.0487
pro (not noob)68.480725.442
political (not nonpolitical)68.442325.8460
vulnerable (not armoured)68.321723.7507
idealist (not realist)68.230826.3142
charismatic (not uninspiring)68.182123.7588
beta (not alpha)68.128126.1463
penny-pincher (not overspender)68.035019.848
earth (not air)67.946931.419
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)67.834122.228
🎃 (not 💀)67.730629.122
proper (not scandalous)67.641124.6315
hurried (not leisurely)67.535322.7392
patient (not impatient)67.523627.1122
dorky (not cool)67.535527.942
protagonist (not antagonist)67.573527.911
French (not Russian)67.337523.011
wise (not foolish)67.249024.7463
clumsy (not coordinated)67.225222.3527
thinker (not doer)67.215726.837
western (not eastern)67.139230.249
freelance (not corporate)67.156927.115
socialist (not libertarian)66.93828.4451
well behaved (not mischievous)66.634526.5497
smooth (not rough)66.533824.3427
quirky (not predictable)66.535629.421
passive (not assertive)66.416124.3487
fantastical (not realistic)66.435330.226
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.434325.8452
hipster (not basic)66.320826.0490
📈 (not 📉)66.250332.644
reclusive (not social)66.135423.171
pensive (not serene)66.173031.522
cautious (not impulsive)66.043127.1467
shy (not playful)66.013123.2511
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.055630.521
hoarder (not unprepared)65.945321.9315
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)65.921329.024
opinionated (not neutral)65.9108824.534
opinionated (not jealous)65.975225.515
mighty (not puny)65.976727.2506
private (not gregarious)65.859125.3444
joyful (not miserable)65.830022.135
tailor (not blacksmith)65.860930.217
prudish (not flirtatious)65.831321.113
glad (not mad)65.530825.139
roundabout (not direct)65.314424.4467
😇 (not 😈)65.250723.237
folksy (not presidential)65.238028.920
🤺 (not 🏌)65.179229.034
outsider (not insider)65.141830.4337
accommodating (not stubborn)65.017027.931
😀 (not 😭)64.938827.139
reasoned (not instinctual)64.929228.8511
submissive (not dominant)64.628625.9491
🐿 (not 🦇)64.553130.041
moist (not dry)64.431625.120
family-first (not work-first)64.351128.8385
provincial (not cosmopolitan)64.231924.7432
night owl (not morning lark)64.162128.0294
angelic (not demonic)64.060322.8482
🤔 (not 🤫)64.044826.929
pacifist (not ferocious)63.930726.2519
🧐 (not 😎)63.740630.741
frenzied (not sleepy)63.7100119.117
good-cook (not bad-cook)63.734524.515
Greek (not Roman)63.313825.119
overprepared (not efficient)63.111135.416
highbrow (not lowbrow)63.063625.7461
gendered (not androgynous)63.0121329.2166
lighthearted (not intense)62.925927.619
white knight (not bad boy)62.966428.414
straightforward (not cryptic)62.878427.0509
circular (not linear)62.829228.914
flower child (not goth)62.772727.815
mild (not spicy)62.531325.1487
tactful (not indiscreet)62.569025.424
permanent (not transient)62.451629.1156
chosen one (not everyman)62.456931.916
sane (not crazy)62.246828.541
claustrophobic (not spelunker)62.222623.916
profound (not ironic)62.036627.824
radical (not centrist)61.950129.915
sexual (not asexual)61.881928.518
OCD (not ADHD)61.577529.231
abstract (not concrete)61.438128.633
gamer (not non-gamer)61.435029.626
orderly (not chaotic)61.264029.0445
🐀 (not 🐘)61.239327.546
happy (not sad)61.135623.6465
avant-garde (not classical)61.139028.0149
reliable (not experimental)61.164529.920
naive (not paranoid)61.129030.716
codependent (not independent)60.736629.5381
unassuming (not pretentious)60.733631.235
philosophical (not real)60.520625.9290
scientific (not artistic)60.464131.2450
fast-talking (not slow-talking)60.476722.618
high standards (not desperate)60.277423.839
sober (not indulgent)60.047527.4458
Italian (not Swedish)60.057729.28
tame (not wild)59.942625.4338
tight (not loose)59.985921.325
resistant (not resigned)59.7103826.7456
🐒 (not 🐩)59.748830.037
summer (not winter)59.761834.213
freak (not normie)59.665123.526
🎩 (not 🧢)59.266830.337
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)59.133725.036
head@clouds (not down2earth)59.052030.0481
monastic (not hedonist)59.034622.833
🐮 (not 🐷)59.059826.943
analysis (not common sense)58.967833.916
🦒 (not 🐐)58.818227.648
conspiracist (not sheeple)58.786726.4296
tautology (not oxymoron)58.723124.06
imaginative (not practical)58.642030.0497
fast (not slow)58.597525.1471
self-improving (not self-destructive)58.550732.217
mature (not juvenile)58.273326.5171
intimate (not formal)58.258327.360
chill (not offended)58.241823.313
consistent (not variable)58.277932.218
methodical (not astonishing)58.077030.4489
lenient (not strict)57.853726.7496
explorer (not builder)57.860829.0390
enlightened (not lost)57.852334.112
dramatic (not comedic)57.895821.526
resolute (not wavering)57.7100128.238
gullible (not cynical)57.741828.310
cultured (not rustic)57.681927.015
flexible (not rigid)57.545926.4498
open-book (not secretive)57.540725.616
unlucky (not fortunate)57.462425.4484
sheriff (not outlaw)57.464228.7518
eloquent (not unpolished)57.484728.0579
punk rock (not preppy)57.452334.120
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.324331.0399
master (not apprentice)57.392729.9163
compersive (not jealous)57.158325.5464
alert (not oblivious)57.093327.846
chaste (not lustful)56.948923.8471
varied (not repetitive)56.833727.6157
🧕 (not 💃)56.836226.360
whippersnapper (not sage)56.859129.113
factual (not poetic)56.675926.813
Pepsi (not Coke)56.635539.518
moody (not stable)56.594826.8502
theoretical (not empirical)56.529630.6452
factual (not exaggerating)56.567034.924
orange (not purple)56.457733.4466
privileged (not oppressed)56.495522.89
open (not guarded)56.228827.9492
domestic (not industrial)56.252329.7131
touchy-feely (not distant)56.058224.710
yes-man (not contrarian)55.843224.311
emotional (not logical)55.773828.4482
serious (not bold)55.756827.1486
deviant (not average)55.785827.4283
sugarcoated (not frank)55.725931.213
ambitious (not realistic)55.687329.634
brave (not careful)55.591028.9472
poor (not rich)55.551917.9427
musical (not off-key)55.551732.421
biased (not impartial)55.4109526.5488
manicured (not scruffy)55.395324.7395
chatty (not reserved)55.273030.1471
🥳 (not 🥴)54.853530.843
traumatized (not flourishing)54.894222.523
obedient (not rebellious)54.652426.9523
haunted (not blissful)54.6102329.831
😬 (not 😏)54.454231.129
kinky (not vanilla)54.373028.0496
envious (not prideful)54.319929.749
always down (not picky)54.346026.219
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.266228.3159
pointed (not random)54.1114932.323
epic (not deep)54.070535.020
subdued (not exuberant)53.851629.920
🛌 (not 🧗)53.749222.461
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.587226.4488
official (not backdoor)53.362629.8355
stylish (not slovenly)53.297024.9489
politically correct (not edgy)53.160529.5481
objective (not subjective)53.163029.6137
heathen (not devout)53.065030.4478
unchallenging (not demanding)53.027627.131
stoic (not hypochondriac)53.090828.36
focused on the future (not focused on the present)52.962727.4431
communal (not individualist)52.952732.3145
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)52.670928.4465
theist (not atheist)52.656433.8136
🤐 (not 😜)52.577128.345
vengeful (not forgiving)52.477732.3491
proactive (not reactive)52.463731.215
machiavellian (not transparent)52.375631.27
playful (not serious)52.160226.0510
moderate (not extreme)52.152628.2516
utilitarian (not decorative)52.0102029.9160
unambiguous (not mysterious)51.985630.1425
pack rat (not minimalist)51.963423.239
princess (not queen)51.958433.010
🥾 (not 👟)51.774833.949
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)51.757831.418
historical (not modern)51.566529.0291
sturdy (not flimsy)51.5111126.819
rational (not whimsical)51.296129.9511
autistic (not neurotypical)51.225026.3453
not genocidal (not genocidal)51.2111231.011
urban (not rural)51.1114826.658
unpatriotic (not patriotic)51.134526.231
concise (not long-winded)51.081628.88
literal (not metaphorical)50.8108129.7473
literary (not mathematical)50.399031.6465
statist (not anarchist)50.386426.650
gracious (not feisty)50.544526.9628

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. Rosalind Walker (0.825)
  2. Amy Antsler (0.825)
  3. Daniel Jackson (0.8)
  4. Ariadne (0.777)
  5. Felicity Smoak (0.777)
  6. Oliver Hampton (0.773)
  7. Monty Green (0.769)
  8. Samwell Tarly (0.758)
  9. Leo Fitz (0.755)
  10. Molly Hooper (0.755)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.653)
  2. Gaston (-0.621)
  3. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.614)
  4. Tom Buchanan (-0.6)
  5. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.57)
  6. Sal Maroni (-0.567)
  7. Nelson Muntz (-0.554)
  8. Zapp Brannigan (-0.551)
  9. George Wickham (-0.547)
  10. Noah Puckerman (-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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.45)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.43)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.35)
  4. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.3)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.25)
  6. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.25)
  7. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.17)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.14)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.1)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.1)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.06)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.02)
  13. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.02)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.01)
  15. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.03)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.06)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.06)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.11)
  19. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.15)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.17)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.18)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.21)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.22)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.31)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.37)


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