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Rupert Giles 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. 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
bookish (not sporty)96.258.6473
high IQ (not low IQ)95.5287.7600
diligent (not lazy)95.0287.7467
🧠 (not 💪)95.097.327
🎩 (not 🧢)94.337.328
eloquent (not unpolished)94.269.9650
studious (not goof-off)94.2147.831
nerd (not jock)93.43611.5524
workaholic (not slacker)93.4318.5154
competent (not incompetent)93.2509.9491
intellectual (not physical)92.52711.1494
civilized (not barbaric)92.51410.4493
mature (not juvenile)92.4109.6148
loyal (not traitorous)91.010911.9520
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.68214.4545
genius (not dunce)90.13911.0483
wise (not foolish)90.02011.3482
master (not apprentice)90.06410.4161
valedictorian (not drop out)90.07221.933
works hard (not plays hard)89.82112.6463
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.73212.0483
sensible (not ludicrous)89.7312.5486
tasteful (not lewd)89.41114.4464
scholarly (not crafty)89.4613.7360
neat (not messy)89.35615.2324
deliberate (not spontaneous)88.93912.3502
legit (not scrub)88.93112.956
refined (not rugged)88.62412.9462
orderly (not chaotic)88.62814.8464
reasoned (not instinctual)88.6315.4514
resourceful (not helpless)88.512717.5161
nurturing (not poisonous)88.14311.7157
proper (not scandalous)87.82217.6329
heroic (not villainous)87.612213.8479
cautious (not impulsive)87.6812.0478
historical (not modern)87.6813.3292
rational (not whimsical)87.42614.6459
highbrow (not lowbrow)87.31416.9458
human (not animalistic)87.25115.5528
reasonable (not deranged)86.83014.730
precise (not vague)86.64717.2288
confidential (not gossiping)86.58615.4420
deep (not shallow)86.52915.837
treasure (not trash)86.411017.143
respectful (not rude)86.35815.3501
manicured (not scruffy)86.315316.9358
egalitarian (not racist)86.313812.440
pro (not noob)86.213919.532
prestigious (not disreputable)85.95016.7324
🧐 (not 😎)85.61421.127
persistent (not quitter)85.533816.233
methodical (not astonishing)85.42317.3498
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)85.04221.936
scientific (not artistic)84.98116.2484
introspective (not not introspective)84.52314.655
quiet (not loud)84.43414.7481
altruistic (not selfish)84.37113.7485
curious (not apathetic)84.25620.2483
important (not irrelevant)84.118715.854
tactful (not indiscreet)84.02912.130
kind (not cruel)83.919014.3510
serious (not playful)83.813214.9483
arcane (not mainstream)83.83917.6458
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)83.67017.936
private (not gregarious)83.27114.6494
logical (not emotional)83.14916.2497
worldly (not innocent)82.913718.7486
fresh (not stinky)82.910217.765
soulful (not soulless)82.817717.7143
introvert (not extrovert)82.44015.6482
literary (not mathematical)82.42121.5504
driven (not unambitious)82.436318.9516
classical (not avant-garde)81.83122.2158
modest (not flamboyant)81.67319.8451
specialist (not generalist)81.63621.7152
no-nonsense (not dramatic)81.54818.7159
🐩 (not 🐒)81.58022.821
feminist (not sexist)81.417617.340
hoarder (not unprepared)81.11816.8304
cooperative (not competitive)80.94619.6456
serious (not bold)80.82817.9487
practical (not imaginative)80.711819.1465
formal (not intimate)80.46418.454
sober (not indulgent)80.03718.4458
alert (not oblivious)79.919619.939
tense (not relaxed)79.423818.3502
tall (not short)79.211713.2488
down2earth (not head@clouds)79.210125.0510
guarded (not open)78.327516.8497
stylish (not slovenly)78.220023.4518
utilitarian (not decorative)78.211021.6107
well behaved (not mischievous)78.07822.3498
sane (not crazy)78.07026.129
honorable (not cunning)77.913922.9501
reclusive (not social)77.88416.156
stoic (not expressive)77.68318.8478
low-tech (not high-tech)77.69924.0501
disarming (not creepy)77.614918.0123
healthy (not sickly)77.425717.3500
attractive (not repulsive)77.331517.7458
permanent (not transient)77.36923.3142
reserved (not chatty)76.813120.4479
😇 (not 😈)76.713521.831
stable (not moody)76.53721.2489
smooth (not rough)76.47420.3519
resolute (not wavering)76.419022.238
🤺 (not 🏌)76.424724.038
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)76.314525.6487
concrete (not abstract)76.39923.730
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.218921.724
old (not young)76.013513.6500
patient (not impatient)75.98522.6147
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.715024.2158
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.77416.250
complicated (not simple)74.725523.0495
sheriff (not outlaw)74.617123.2488
tame (not wild)74.49222.7344
compersive (not jealous)74.28219.3425
luddite (not technophile)74.18526.5489
go-getter (not slugabed)74.140022.232
philosophical (not real)74.03424.2321
wholesome (not salacious)73.722023.238
angelic (not demonic)73.620719.8506
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.635822.1585
demure (not vain)73.68721.5494
objective (not subjective)73.32824.1141
🌟 (not 💩)73.236426.533
politically correct (not edgy)73.29324.6457
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.211928.559
official (not backdoor)72.910625.0395
👽 (not 🤡)72.612222.834
gendered (not androgynous)72.557127.4150
📈 (not 📉)72.313625.530
work-first (not family-first)72.226127.6381
strict (not lenient)72.223820.0506
rigid (not flexible)71.920620.7472
🤐 (not 😜)71.817924.438
chaste (not lustful)71.88821.4500
mild (not spicy)71.710224.2478
masculine (not feminine)71.636319.2478
frugal (not lavish)71.519622.6448
gracious (not feisty)71.55122.2604
moderate (not extreme)71.38824.5480
equitable (not hypocritical)71.118624.3143
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.027224.5286
interesting (not tiresome)70.731926.0504
complimentary (not insulting)70.620925.3155
existentialist (not nihilist)70.411225.1122
conventional (not creative)70.115526.6419
confident (not insecure)70.040623.4505
independent (not codependent)70.035228.5360
💝 (not 💔)70.016228.244
active (not slothful)69.952022.5454
😊 (not 🤣)69.625925.431
beautiful (not ugly)69.551222.7159
good-humored (not angry)69.227319.5515
involved (not remote)69.036325.7495
🧕 (not 💃)68.96627.254
warm (not quarrelsome)68.818723.1501
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.616022.6480
realist (not idealist)68.420427.8156
traditional (not unorthodox)68.218327.3160
🥾 (not 👟)68.019726.532
shy (not playful)67.96622.1461
repetitive (not varied)67.820724.1144
pure (not debased)67.727423.6456
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.023727.1470
statist (not anarchist)67.021926.855
child free (not pronatalist)66.936029.4417
monochrome (not multicolored)66.921930.2143
devout (not heathen)66.925628.0452
coordinated (not clumsy)66.847728.2464
🤔 (not 🤫)66.619830.925
extraordinary (not mundane)66.641626.9470
🐮 (not 🐷)66.114321.942
monastic (not hedonist)65.97928.117
armoured (not vulnerable)65.640024.3521
forgiving (not vengeful)65.529225.8482
pretentious (not unassuming)65.133425.638
straight (not queer)64.565529.7167
mighty (not puny)64.450424.6439
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.449225.741
dorky (not cool)64.225629.539
emancipated (not enslaved)64.042826.3427
rich (not poor)63.642119.8455
sweet (not bitter)63.630522.6503
liberal (not conservative)63.438230.930
🤠 (not 🤑)63.437526.329
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.350627.1488
bossy (not meek)63.054624.0502
night owl (not morning lark)62.940430.5279
thin (not thick)62.937923.5285
domestic (not industrial)62.921428.8142
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)62.832932.126
open-minded (not close-minded)62.437926.1388
mysterious (not unambiguous)62.328528.4379
obedient (not rebellious)62.023127.8484
sorrowful (not cheery)61.742220.3471
glad (not mad)61.625124.527
direct (not roundabout)61.554827.8496
weird (not normal)61.342324.7464
political (not nonpolitical)61.336828.2437
literal (not metaphorical)60.546831.4470
hurried (not leisurely)60.436827.2366
neurotypical (not autistic)60.366328.3437
basic (not hipster)60.347330.9503
🐿 (not 🦇)60.338730.126
obsessed (not aloof)60.247028.1488
communal (not individualist)60.220531.7144
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.922227.0492
vanilla (not kinky)59.834330.5447
decisive (not hesitant)59.659627.0480
😀 (not 😭)59.530023.337
skeptical (not spiritual)59.459229.9465
warm (not cold)59.440124.5493
western (not eastern)59.346335.040
careful (not brave)59.220728.0487
bright (not depressed)59.234825.7453
suspicious (not trusting)59.047427.6440
humble (not arrogant)59.028726.8463
assertive (not passive)59.063425.7490
🐘 (not 🐀)58.433429.063
regular (not zany)58.324829.238
sad (not happy)58.050921.2474
🤖 (not 👻)57.932229.324
genuine (not sarcastic)57.440928.1491
🛌 (not 🧗)57.026729.661
dominant (not submissive)56.860125.6464
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.742225.9476
pacifist (not ferocious)56.628726.9468
shy (not bold)55.911125.3463
theoretical (not empirical)55.817233.4478
average (not deviant)55.727526.9297
captain (not first-mate)55.441535.0397
funny (not humorless)55.350425.4478
theist (not atheist)54.930032.8148
slow (not fast)54.820926.0448
purple (not orange)54.738930.8364
socialist (not libertarian)54.518830.6415
urban (not rural)54.564132.650
🐴 (not 🦄)54.550230.331
awkward (not suspicious)54.427228.7502
🥰 (not 🙃)54.342431.350
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.925534.2374
soft (not hard)53.737524.4502
authoritarian (not democratic)53.540429.5518
pack rat (not minimalist)53.436533.134
cryptic (not straightforward)52.922429.7506
calm (not anxious)52.936730.4510
🥳 (not 🥴)52.934821.216
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.648433.3478
insider (not outsider)52.542031.4304
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.473625.825
charming (not trusting)52.352429.4453
charming (not awkward)52.260626.4503
explorer (not builder)52.146832.3376
miserable (not joyful)52.060522.251
biased (not impartial)51.875928.6499
beta (not alpha)51.735928.8529
accepting (not judgemental)51.542228.1308
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.454927.0683
fortunate (not unlucky)51.345224.5421
open to new experinces (not uncreative)51.270828.0443
🐐 (not 🦒)51.171330.447
resistant (not resigned)50.980529.9475
street-smart (not sheltered)50.164130.6320
😏 (not 😬)50.156432.229
soft (not hard)50.642123.3142

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 (0.879)
  2. Donald Mallard (0.856)
  3. Minerva McGonagall (0.853)
  4. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.848)
  5. Raymond Holt (0.844)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.747)
  2. Myrtle Wilson (-0.703)
  3. Homer Simpson (-0.697)
  4. Lydia Bennet (-0.682)
  5. Erlich Bachman (-0.658)

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 = 0.7)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.66)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.56)
  4. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.55)
  5. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.55)
  6. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.54)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.52)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.51)
  9. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.43)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.32)
  11. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.3)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.29)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.26)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.23)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.22)
  16. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.02)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.01)
  18. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.02)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.21)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.31)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.45)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.45)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.59)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.62)

Notes

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