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Rupert Giles Descriptive Personality Statistics

Rupert Giles 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. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 1,750 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
bookish (not sporty)96.6176.9478
high IQ (not low IQ)95.5408.6616
diligent (not lazy)94.9517.8488
knowledgeable (not ignorant)94.62215.930
eloquent (not unpolished)94.0910.6649
nerd (not jock)93.46211.6523
workaholic (not slacker)93.4588.4169
studious (not goof-off)93.2278.552
competent (not incompetent)93.17610.1495
🎩 (not 🧢)93.1208.437
intellectual (not physical)92.83011.1506
civilized (not barbaric)92.72010.5495
mature (not juvenile)92.61810.0160
devoted (not unfaithful)92.11019.927
🧠 (not 💪)92.06013.746
valedictorian (not drop out)91.97519.648
English (not German)91.81518.420
perceptive (not unobservant)91.5919.813
on-time (not tardy)91.17216.046
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.112913.2543
loyal (not traitorous)90.921012.0516
genius (not dunce)90.27310.9488
master (not apprentice)90.210910.6170
works hard (not plays hard)90.13212.5470
wise (not foolish)90.04011.5488
sage (not whippersnapper)89.81020.818
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.66312.1486
sensible (not ludicrous)89.6512.9480
neat (not messy)89.57215.0340
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.25012.2488
scholarly (not crafty)89.11414.9383
tasteful (not lewd)89.01315.0466
enlightened (not lost)88.899.421
vintage (not trendy)88.83815.229
orderly (not chaotic)88.74514.6466
reasonable (not deranged)88.63012.939
refined (not rugged)88.52812.9464
reasoned (not instinctual)88.4415.6507
resourceful (not helpless)88.421817.6171
factual (not exaggerating)88.32417.733
legit (not scrub)88.16513.661
cautious (not impulsive)87.92111.4481
heroic (not villainous)87.820713.2478
🧐 (not 😎)87.81218.541
historical (not modern)87.71313.1305
nurturing (not poisonous)87.78312.0160
giving (not receiving)87.66110.221
rational (not whimsical)87.44414.0449
believable (not poorly-written)87.4409.923
overachiever (not underachiever)87.418821.933
thinker (not doer)87.4711.336
human (not animalistic)87.39015.5522
precise (not vague)87.35717.2296
proper (not scandalous)87.34117.9329
highbrow (not lowbrow)86.82217.3467
deep (not shallow)86.64314.058
respectful (not rude)86.510615.5511
treasure (not trash)86.520517.465
confidential (not gossiping)86.414916.2439
prestigious (not disreputable)86.36916.0331
manicured (not scruffy)86.126917.4361
consistent (not variable)86.02615.126
pointed (not random)86.015817.925
pro (not noob)85.730920.341
🎨 (not 🏀)85.718419.229
cultured (not rustic)85.64825.221
egalitarian (not racist)85.637013.755
rock (not rap)85.610214.422
scientific (not artistic)85.412215.9479
methodical (not astonishing)85.43417.2514
OCD (not ADHD)85.16515.831
protagonist (not antagonist)85.018223.921
important (not irrelevant)84.638816.371
introspective (not not introspective)84.64414.466
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)84.59717.044
kind (not cruel)84.434614.2503
quiet (not loud)84.47814.5487
demanding (not unchallenging)84.134411.024
wooden (not plastic)84.15612.629
serious (not playful)84.022015.0470
altruistic (not selfish)84.013114.0497
curious (not apathetic)83.811720.4485
arcane (not mainstream)83.86017.5459
🐩 (not 🐒)83.810122.426
non-gamer (not gamer)83.811027.330
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.410024.950
logical (not emotional)83.08916.2493
private (not gregarious)83.014614.6495
persistent (not quitter)83.084017.645
high standards (not desperate)82.916522.944
winter (not summer)82.810518.621
fresh (not stinky)82.727618.874
driven (not unambitious)82.563819.3510
soulful (not soulless)82.539918.2157
tactful (not indiscreet)82.56515.241
introvert (not extrovert)82.49215.4490
literary (not mathematical)82.47021.2503
tight (not loose)82.217418.125
washed (not muddy)82.213823.622
motivated (not unmotivated)82.178817.324
no-nonsense (not dramatic)82.08519.0158
worldly (not innocent)81.930219.8500
modest (not flamboyant)81.611719.8454
classical (not avant-garde)81.46522.5171
hoarder (not unprepared)81.34316.7306
specialist (not generalist)81.26921.7159
alert (not oblivious)81.131419.346
realistic (not fantastical)80.915224.424
practical (not imaginative)80.720919.0469
serious (not bold)80.65718.5499
opinionated (not jealous)80.620717.224
cooperative (not competitive)80.59020.3456
reliable (not experimental)80.414826.820
prudish (not flirtatious)80.46522.417
feminist (not sexist)80.046920.244
formal (not intimate)80.013818.265
privileged (not oppressed)80.037015.321
sane (not crazy)79.911424.238
generous (not stingy)79.923417.631
gatherer (not hunter)79.713221.326
clean (not perverted)79.739126.424
sober (not indulgent)79.55419.0468
white knight (not bad boy)79.526317.123
tense (not relaxed)79.347718.1493
tall (not short)79.223513.2504
down2earth (not head@clouds)79.217425.2508
loveable (not punchable)79.225818.518
empath (not psychopath)78.935320.145
love-focused (not money-focused)78.949615.625
indie (not pop)78.821018.820
guarded (not open)78.453117.0497
stylish (not slovenly)78.436023.6503
French (not Russian)78.410518.514
realistic (not ambitious)78.24823.034
well behaved (not mischievous)78.015422.4501
stoic (not expressive)77.612219.1471
honorable (not cunning)77.626423.5511
low-tech (not high-tech)77.616923.9501
analysis (not common sense)77.619826.720
queen (not princess)77.637824.927
not genocidal (not genocidal)77.552125.627
attentive (not interrupting)77.417421.827
permanent (not transient)77.310322.8148
reclusive (not social)77.318516.870
romantic (not dispassionate)77.340319.127
healthy (not sickly)77.248617.3506
utilitarian (not decorative)77.019123.4122
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)76.938321.318
attractive (not repulsive)76.870818.4460
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.838120.332
disarming (not creepy)76.836318.1134
reserved (not chatty)76.727620.6478
earth (not air)76.619324.524
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)76.620725.2482
🌟 (not 💩)76.667624.947
prideful (not envious)76.530920.140
stable (not moody)76.46621.2491
inspiring (not cringeworthy)76.328023.7169
one-faced (not two-faced)76.347826.236
old (not young)76.224513.6503
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.210816.459
hard-work (not natural-talent)76.223225.036
patient (not impatient)76.113422.6156
😇 (not 😈)76.029822.444
tautology (not oxymoron)76.01031.016
fixable (not unfixable)75.812516.829
deep (not epic)75.74722.926
interested (not bored)75.740421.028
smooth (not rough)75.714321.0520
wholesome (not salacious)75.335421.443
resolute (not wavering)75.238824.448
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)75.218426.867
sturdy (not flimsy)75.250022.918
complicated (not simple)74.951522.5479
preppy (not punk rock)74.944129.123
sheriff (not outlaw)74.832623.3481
opinionated (not neutral)74.891725.946
tame (not wild)74.617023.0350
compersive (not jealous)74.417919.7427
frank (not sugarcoated)74.361823.022
philosophical (not real)74.26524.2332
luddite (not technophile)74.010826.5485
presidential (not folksy)73.934926.732
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.973422.2581
tailor (not blacksmith)73.935226.322
angelic (not demonic)73.840119.7512
objective (not subjective)73.85723.7152
politically correct (not edgy)73.718624.5447
👽 (not 🤡)73.619921.740
gendered (not androgynous)73.697226.6156
demure (not vain)73.515821.6490
picky (not always down)73.428922.120
go-getter (not slugabed)73.191624.042
😊 (not 🤣)73.138825.849
concrete (not abstract)73.028726.355
badass (not weakass)73.085324.635
cat person (not dog person)73.027025.325
paranoid (not naive)72.931814.230
strict (not lenient)72.742719.8506
official (not backdoor)72.619925.5398
masculine (not feminine)72.270519.0490
work-first (not family-first)72.143827.9389
🤐 (not 😜)72.033624.346
factual (not poetic)72.038524.421
profound (not ironic)72.015225.131
chaste (not lustful)71.916621.8503
self-improving (not self-destructive)71.923324.629
moderate (not extreme)71.714424.4480
complimentary (not insulting)71.641124.6166
🤔 (not 🤫)71.619531.539
mild (not spicy)71.618924.5474
rigid (not flexible)71.638621.3476
metrosexual (not macho)71.537628.230
never cries (not often crying)71.550217.620
frugal (not lavish)71.332122.8443
🤺 (not 🏌)71.371227.954
gracious (not feisty)71.39922.3599
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.144229.021
interesting (not tiresome)71.071025.7506
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.053024.5287
haunted (not blissful)70.965521.139
bashful (not exhibitionist)70.810331.532
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.536325.430
chortling (not giggling)70.444328.718
equitable (not hypocritical)70.434924.4168
existentialist (not nihilist)70.322925.6125
confident (not insecure)70.274523.3505
linear (not circular)70.214027.822
independent (not codependent)70.167328.9362
conventional (not creative)70.029726.6421
beautiful (not ugly)70.0110322.8168
active (not slothful)69.8109022.7449
🐮 (not 🐷)69.816218.447
🧕 (not 💃)69.611526.171
involved (not remote)69.469625.7489
good-humored (not angry)69.354419.5519
🥾 (not 👟)69.037327.544
monotone (not expressive)69.020329.623
realist (not idealist)68.937727.7173
warm (not quarrelsome)68.838023.2498
monochrome (not multicolored)68.736429.6155
📈 (not 📉)68.750027.539
cynical (not gullible)68.766326.725
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.429822.8468
traditional (not unorthodox)68.333127.6166
dorky (not cool)68.238628.152
shy (not playful)68.114222.1467
repetitive (not varied)67.737124.4152
pure (not debased)67.552923.7452
🤠 (not 🤑)67.463726.641
statist (not anarchist)67.340625.466
coordinated (not clumsy)67.090028.5468
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.043626.9480
flower child (not goth)67.070824.78
devout (not heathen)66.845127.9448
💝 (not 💔)66.746928.453
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.731529.024
extraordinary (not mundane)66.388527.0479
child free (not pronatalist)66.267629.6415
pensive (not serene)66.284029.129
musical (not off-key)66.131835.422
asexual (not sexual)66.127626.228
triggered (not trolling)66.064121.320
forgiving (not vengeful)65.757225.9480
Swedish (not Italian)65.736627.523
armoured (not vulnerable)65.477924.4515
dry (not moist)65.140125.920
monastic (not hedonist)65.019825.923
dramatic (not comedic)64.991426.445
Greek (not Roman)64.812226.523
secretive (not open-book)64.884925.838
contrarian (not yes-man)64.668427.020
centrist (not radical)64.624928.120
pretentious (not unassuming)64.465725.852
emancipated (not enslaved)64.286526.1418
water (not fire)64.238927.930
vegan (not cannibal)64.161021.919
sweet (not bitter)63.962122.4495
straight (not queer)63.9113330.2172
domestic (not industrial)63.936728.7150
mighty (not puny)63.8100324.7445
ranged (not melee)63.638828.027
rich (not poor)63.580219.8445
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.490727.2489
thin (not thick)63.372723.6291
machiavellian (not transparent)63.354233.720
bossy (not meek)63.2104724.0503
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)62.9100128.754
intense (not lighthearted)62.898930.533
mysterious (not unambiguous)62.655628.3388
obedient (not rebellious)62.545227.8480
night owl (not morning lark)62.382530.4292
open-minded (not close-minded)62.280826.2390
western (not eastern)61.981034.145
direct (not roundabout)61.7104927.7481
subdued (not exuberant)61.738134.518
sorrowful (not cheery)61.684020.3471
political (not nonpolitical)61.471928.4425
weird (not normal)61.382524.8457
regular (not zany)61.240528.256
distant (not touchy-feely)61.175927.226
🤖 (not 👻)60.952529.040
literal (not metaphorical)60.585431.4462
glad (not mad)60.553024.733
liberal (not conservative)60.590834.742
basic (not hipster)60.480330.9498
hurried (not leisurely)60.473027.2362
lover (not fighter)60.265625.835
geriatric (not vibrant)60.127123.424
proactive (not reactive)60.135233.828
obsessed (not aloof)60.095728.1484
vanilla (not kinky)60.065930.5442
neurotypical (not autistic)59.9124828.4429
decisive (not hesitant)59.8112727.3476
bright (not depressed)59.766225.8454
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.649827.4486
communal (not individualist)59.638331.5151
chosen one (not everyman)59.678527.420
jaded (not innocent)59.6106720.716
careful (not brave)59.538828.1494
warm (not cold)59.483124.3494
skeptical (not spiritual)59.2117530.1469
humble (not arrogant)59.161826.6453
assertive (not passive)59.1120526.0478
predictable (not quirky)58.958331.626
🐿 (not 🦇)58.686630.734
timid (not cocky)58.631828.728
suspicious (not trusting)58.486928.0442
still (not twitchy)57.949732.529
sad (not happy)57.699321.2486
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.643525.622
frenzied (not sleepy)57.6148826.131
thrifty (not extravagant)57.677430.835
😀 (not 😭)57.469724.761
genuine (not sarcastic)57.382227.9504
🐴 (not 🦄)57.388929.537
🛌 (not 🧗)57.246929.473
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.176025.6477
🐘 (not 🐀)57.169429.269
corporate (not freelance)57.061033.823
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)56.9105428.135
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.959324.530
gloomy (not sunny)56.890721.428
long-winded (not concise)56.861941.125
dominant (not submissive)56.7116525.6467
overprepared (not efficient)56.623136.634
pacifist (not ferocious)56.459126.7454
💀 (not 🎃)56.383936.525
theoretical (not empirical)56.237133.3483
average (not deviant)56.251827.0299
🥴 (not 🥳)55.691124.631
shy (not bold)55.522425.4460
funny (not humorless)55.4103125.4474
stubborn (not accommodating)55.4137030.338
awkward (not suspicious)55.253828.6501
captain (not first-mate)55.287135.0391
🥰 (not 🙃)55.088530.360
entitled (not grateful)54.984726.936
narcissistic (not low self esteem)54.8103719.524
socialist (not libertarian)54.544430.7414
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.452934.3371
slow (not fast)54.238025.8451
urban (not rural)54.2129232.355
purple (not orange)54.183030.7365
theist (not atheist)54.161032.4155
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.1131826.336
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.1137630.629
Pepsi (not Coke)53.862634.030
traumatized (not flourishing)53.7122029.622
soft (not hard)53.579224.3507
chivalrous (not businesslike)53.586732.719
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)53.4103734.538
authoritarian (not democratic)53.177129.8507
unemotional (not emotional)53.145423.921
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.996433.4476
freak (not normie)52.9101430.240
calm (not anxious)52.770130.6514
cryptic (not straightforward)52.543529.7504
insider (not outsider)52.578631.5305
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)52.388427.527
charming (not awkward)52.1122627.0501
😏 (not 😬)52.1108430.538
cheesy (not chic)52.198032.529
accepting (not judgemental)52.088528.3306
explorer (not builder)52.097232.3369
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.9123634.118
beta (not alpha)51.868628.8530
🥵 (not 🥶)51.8108926.833
🐐 (not 🦒)51.7133732.560
charming (not trusting)51.6101929.7449
miserable (not joyful)51.5114122.665
biased (not impartial)51.4151028.6497
offended (not chill)51.4110527.827
fortunate (not unlucky)51.384624.6422
sheltered (not street-smart)51.368830.9318
minimalist (not pack rat)51.3108133.942
soft (not hard)51.284823.4154
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.1104827.1661
uncreative (not open to new experinces)50.847728.0440
resistant (not resigned)50.5163429.7477

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Alfred Pennyworth (0.872)
  2. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.868)
  3. Atticus Finch (0.864)
  4. William Somerset (0.859)
  5. Colonel Brandon (0.858)
  6. Klaus Baudelaire (0.853)
  7. Donald Mallard (0.85)
  8. Minerva McGonagall (0.846)
  9. Dr. Jennifer Melfi (0.846)
  10. Dana Scully (0.834)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.692)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.654)
  3. Myrtle Wilson (-0.642)
  4. The Deep (-0.637)
  5. Lydia Bennet (-0.627)
  6. Jeff Portnoy (-0.617)
  7. Zapp Brannigan (-0.607)
  8. Michael Kelso (-0.607)
  9. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.606)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-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.



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