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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)96.2128.6484
high IQ (not low IQ)95.6367.7611
diligent (not lazy)95.0557.7471
eloquent (not unpolished)94.1910.0656
workaholic (not slacker)93.5578.4164
🎩 (not 🧢)93.4167.731
nerd (not jock)93.36211.6533
studious (not goof-off)93.3258.239
competent (not incompetent)93.2639.9494
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.74218.924
intellectual (not physical)92.63911.1497
civilized (not barbaric)92.52410.4495
mature (not juvenile)92.21810.2155
perceptive (not unobservant)91.7869.011
on-time (not tardy)91.76514.239
English (not German)91.6919.717
valedictorian (not drop out)91.57420.439
loyal (not traitorous)90.818012.5523
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.712514.4552
🧠 (not 💪)90.76714.341
devoted (not unfaithful)90.51559.517
genius (not dunce)90.16311.0498
enlightened (not lost)90.1710.014
wise (not foolish)89.93411.3486
works hard (not plays hard)89.93812.6470
master (not apprentice)89.811410.4167
overachiever (not underachiever)89.810520.426
sensible (not ludicrous)89.71012.5487
🎨 (not 🏀)89.76910.923
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.55612.2495
pointed (not random)89.56414.219
neat (not messy)89.47115.1331
scholarly (not crafty)89.21314.1369
tasteful (not lewd)89.11714.7473
rock (not rap)89.13913.819
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.05512.3504
refined (not rugged)88.63313.0471
orderly (not chaotic)88.64214.7470
reasoned (not instinctual)88.6415.4515
resourceful (not helpless)88.619117.2170
legit (not scrub)88.64912.957
cultured (not rustic)88.34720.917
reasonable (not deranged)88.22414.135
deep (not shallow)88.21914.651
thinker (not doer)88.249.932
believable (not poorly-written)88.12210.318
vintage (not trendy)87.95315.525
OCD (not ADHD)87.93511.923
proper (not scandalous)87.83317.5334
nurturing (not poisonous)87.87311.8160
historical (not modern)87.71613.3297
heroic (not villainous)87.618813.7485
cautious (not impulsive)87.61912.0483
giving (not receiving)87.55615.814
rational (not whimsical)87.44114.6463
highbrow (not lowbrow)87.32316.9460
factual (not exaggerating)87.33619.025
human (not animalistic)87.28715.5535
treasure (not trash)87.114917.059
precise (not vague)86.77117.1294
confidential (not gossiping)86.612215.3438
respectful (not rude)86.49315.3503
egalitarian (not racist)86.326213.947
manicured (not scruffy)86.224716.9363
realistic (not fantastical)86.15023.616
🧐 (not 😎)85.92320.132
prestigious (not disreputable)85.96416.6328
sage (not whippersnapper)85.81227.820
persistent (not quitter)85.655015.836
methodical (not astonishing)85.34117.4511
consistent (not variable)85.34517.318
scientific (not artistic)85.011916.1489
analysis (not common sense)84.86016.411
pro (not noob)84.727921.335
winter (not summer)84.77911.712
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)84.59017.440
opinionated (not jealous)84.4859.98
quiet (not loud)84.45314.8487
introspective (not not introspective)84.44014.161
demanding (not unchallenging)84.430310.923
altruistic (not selfish)84.210413.8495
wooden (not plastic)84.25212.828
curious (not apathetic)84.18720.3487
important (not irrelevant)84.133316.762
kind (not cruel)84.030114.3514
serious (not playful)83.818115.0484
arcane (not mainstream)83.75517.5462
🐩 (not 🐒)83.79521.126
high standards (not desperate)83.114623.133
motivated (not unmotivated)83.156818.617
private (not gregarious)83.110914.7504
fresh (not stinky)83.119917.766
logical (not emotional)82.97016.2509
soulful (not soulless)82.631117.5148
tight (not loose)82.514318.721
clean (not perverted)82.523324.219
literary (not mathematical)82.45121.4510
driven (not unambitious)82.454418.9521
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)82.410525.142
worldly (not innocent)82.325519.4504
tactful (not indiscreet)82.28013.234
protagonist (not antagonist)82.222828.213
introvert (not extrovert)82.16015.9495
classical (not avant-garde)81.95222.0163
modest (not flamboyant)81.710319.8455
feminist (not sexist)81.731217.142
specialist (not generalist)81.45021.8156
hoarder (not unprepared)81.04116.8305
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)81.022218.510
no-nonsense (not dramatic)80.98119.6163
practical (not imaginative)80.818619.1472
queen (not princess)80.826429.213
cooperative (not competitive)80.77119.9460
serious (not bold)80.75418.2497
alert (not oblivious)80.528019.741
never cries (not often crying)80.520720.86
non-gamer (not gamer)80.317629.823
formal (not intimate)80.211418.358
sober (not indulgent)80.04618.5470
French (not Russian)80.05917.39
romantic (not dispassionate)79.527212.722
reliable (not experimental)79.515526.715
tense (not relaxed)79.342518.3504
presidential (not folksy)79.216518.426
tall (not short)79.118913.3493
down2earth (not head@clouds)79.115725.0515
attentive (not interrupting)79.111821.824
generous (not stingy)78.822217.725
white knight (not bad boy)78.725121.712
empath (not psychopath)78.728920.337
sane (not crazy)78.510524.932
privileged (not oppressed)78.537715.116
guarded (not open)78.243316.9500
stylish (not slovenly)78.230823.4519
deep (not epic)78.22019.718
well behaved (not mischievous)77.913322.2499
hard-work (not natural-talent)77.915721.728
low-tech (not high-tech)77.714124.0505
😇 (not 😈)77.720523.139
metrosexual (not macho)77.714021.421
utilitarian (not decorative)77.717322.1118
stoic (not expressive)77.610418.8480
permanent (not transient)77.310523.2143
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.329421.027
honorable (not cunning)77.323923.4515
healthy (not sickly)77.340917.3505
reclusive (not social)77.214216.757
resolute (not wavering)77.127821.842
attractive (not repulsive)76.955418.2469
frank (not sugarcoated)76.842124.914
reserved (not chatty)76.821020.4479
picky (not always down)76.719113.87
disarming (not creepy)76.631018.9128
stable (not moody)76.55421.1491
concrete (not abstract)76.516223.839
love-focused (not money-focused)76.549616.211
one-faced (not two-faced)76.439828.031
smooth (not rough)76.410920.3519
sturdy (not flimsy)76.440214.214
tautology (not oxymoron)76.41530.78
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)76.320725.6489
washed (not muddy)76.227326.710
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.010616.052
old (not young)75.922013.6504
inspiring (not cringeworthy)75.923824.2160
loveable (not punchable)75.931018.615
indie (not pop)75.924719.615
patient (not impatient)75.812222.6148
prideful (not envious)75.730721.836
gatherer (not hunter)75.420424.217
earth (not air)75.321125.423
self-improving (not self-destructive)75.213724.124
realistic (not ambitious)75.26225.025
sheriff (not outlaw)74.927523.2494
prudish (not flirtatious)74.913724.413
complicated (not simple)74.742422.9497
interested (not bored)74.735820.418
go-getter (not slugabed)74.668221.735
🌟 (not 💩)74.559325.441
wholesome (not salacious)74.332522.741
compersive (not jealous)74.314819.3426
tame (not wild)74.314223.0354
luddite (not technophile)74.110826.6492
fixable (not unfixable)74.016618.324
paranoid (not naive)74.025911.622
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.916927.664
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.860922.1591
👽 (not 🤡)73.815322.038
angelic (not demonic)73.733119.8512
philosophical (not real)73.75924.3331
objective (not subjective)73.66123.7147
demure (not vain)73.614221.5503
bashful (not exhibitionist)73.47630.125
opinionated (not neutral)73.484228.635
politically correct (not edgy)73.316724.6460
gendered (not androgynous)73.186627.2155
official (not backdoor)72.717225.1402
stoic (not hypochondriac)72.527528.718
🤐 (not 😜)72.425823.841
strict (not lenient)72.338519.9511
work-first (not family-first)72.337027.5387
😊 (not 🤣)72.331925.041
profound (not ironic)72.311726.227
🤺 (not 🏌)72.256627.547
tailor (not blacksmith)72.240025.715
haunted (not blissful)72.151521.628
rigid (not flexible)71.932120.7474
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.961322.516
musical (not off-key)71.916132.614
mild (not spicy)71.816224.2481
chaste (not lustful)71.714621.4505
masculine (not feminine)71.758219.1483
cat person (not dog person)71.525831.015
frugal (not lavish)71.329522.8451
gracious (not feisty)71.28922.3616
existentialist (not nihilist)71.216825.0127
moderate (not extreme)71.213824.5484
conspiracist (not sheeple)71.044324.5289
equitable (not hypocritical)70.828624.7165
flower child (not goth)70.850613.56
📈 (not 📉)70.631226.934
interesting (not tiresome)70.657126.0507
complimentary (not insulting)70.536325.1160
badass (not weakass)70.576424.931
conventional (not creative)70.224926.5425
confident (not insecure)70.164123.3511
preppy (not punk rock)69.950332.716
independent (not codependent)69.956828.5364
🤔 (not 🤫)69.922931.433
active (not slothful)69.788322.8462
beautiful (not ugly)69.787922.7168
good-humored (not angry)69.143819.4524
involved (not remote)69.061725.7501
🧕 (not 💃)69.09725.862
🤠 (not 🤑)68.945026.137
warm (not quarrelsome)68.731723.4505
Greek (not Roman)68.75125.019
traditional (not unorthodox)68.628827.0166
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.625322.5482
realist (not idealist)68.633627.9170
linear (not circular)68.315630.218
chortling (not giggling)68.346632.313
💝 (not 💔)67.735228.848
pure (not debased)67.643023.7465
shy (not playful)67.611422.3468
🥾 (not 👟)67.535127.137
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.546931.615
monochrome (not multicolored)67.433229.9150
statist (not anarchist)67.434525.760
Swedish (not Italian)67.325127.218
devout (not heathen)67.237328.0458
🐮 (not 🐷)66.822621.744
repetitive (not varied)66.737825.4157
coordinated (not clumsy)66.676728.3467
child free (not pronatalist)66.654329.4428
monastic (not hedonist)66.614026.919
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)66.537927.3486
water (not fire)66.527327.518
extraordinary (not mundane)66.470327.0483
dorky (not cool)65.938829.741
cynical (not gullible)65.961527.716
forgiving (not vengeful)65.645225.8488
armoured (not vulnerable)65.564224.3523
pretentious (not unassuming)65.452926.547
secretive (not open-book)65.466826.820
asexual (not sexual)65.124126.715
timid (not cocky)64.819229.016
mighty (not puny)64.082424.7448
emancipated (not enslaved)64.072126.3431
straight (not queer)64.0100529.8174
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)63.980727.051
factual (not poetic)63.754725.618
triggered (not trolling)63.762722.715
rich (not poor)63.668819.8458
sweet (not bitter)63.552822.6505
contrarian (not yes-man)63.563030.413
domestic (not industrial)63.431328.8151
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.378927.0498
thin (not thick)63.259623.6297
bossy (not meek)63.187823.9508
💀 (not 🎃)63.153136.818
good-cook (not bad-cook)62.936830.020
night owl (not morning lark)62.765430.2293
vegan (not cannibal)62.651320.513
open-minded (not close-minded)62.463726.1393
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)62.374028.819
chic (not cheesy)62.342032.217
mysterious (not unambiguous)62.244928.4382
dry (not moist)62.144227.815
obedient (not rebellious)62.039227.8485
centrist (not radical)61.929932.811
sorrowful (not cheery)61.768620.4476
weird (not normal)61.470224.6469
political (not nonpolitical)61.460828.2442
direct (not roundabout)61.486827.8498
dramatic (not comedic)61.187228.135
ranged (not melee)60.946730.721
lover (not fighter)60.950525.930
subdued (not exuberant)60.733136.710
literal (not metaphorical)60.672231.3473
pensive (not serene)60.6102531.821
neurotypical (not autistic)60.3107028.2441
regular (not zany)60.335228.445
🐿 (not 🦇)60.366030.126
obsessed (not aloof)60.279028.1494
basic (not hipster)60.271930.8511
jaded (not innocent)60.083523.26
vanilla (not kinky)59.954730.4453
hurried (not leisurely)59.962927.3376
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.840027.1500
western (not eastern)59.777234.641
decisive (not hesitant)59.694827.1489
glad (not mad)59.644326.128
communal (not individualist)59.532131.9152
intense (not lighthearted)59.592533.227
thrifty (not extravagant)59.557329.431
careful (not brave)59.432328.0495
skeptical (not spiritual)59.396629.8474
bright (not depressed)59.357325.7456
warm (not cold)59.367924.5502
humble (not arrogant)59.148926.7466
assertive (not passive)59.1101025.7494
liberal (not conservative)59.176934.339
geriatric (not vibrant)59.025322.418
suspicious (not trusting)58.970927.8446
spelunker (not claustrophobic)58.974035.412
🐘 (not 🐀)58.656128.765
🛌 (not 🧗)58.636329.667
corporate (not freelance)58.449130.818
distant (not touchy-feely)58.267927.317
sad (not happy)57.879521.3485
frenzied (not sleepy)57.8121226.020
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)57.772333.735
stubborn (not accommodating)57.6106430.336
dominant (not submissive)57.295525.6471
genuine (not sarcastic)57.266128.1501
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.936626.317
gloomy (not sunny)56.876022.818
freak (not normie)56.872429.535
pessimistic (not optimistic)56.764725.8486
pacifist (not ferocious)56.645726.8474
🤖 (not 👻)56.556128.732
🥰 (not 🙃)56.466430.257
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.451524.826
chosen one (not everyman)56.374128.411
unemotional (not emotional)56.233022.410
average (not deviant)56.043727.0305
🐴 (not 🦄)55.976330.932
still (not twitchy)55.947632.328
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)55.858829.421
shy (not bold)55.717325.4469
theoretical (not empirical)55.633433.4483
captain (not first-mate)55.570635.0400
funny (not humorless)55.484625.5489
narcissistic (not low self esteem)55.088622.414
entitled (not grateful)54.972728.828
slow (not fast)54.832625.9450
awkward (not suspicious)54.745128.8506
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.7111125.329
🥴 (not 🥳)54.777123.724
😀 (not 😭)54.566725.052
socialist (not libertarian)54.431930.6426
purple (not orange)54.366030.8370
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.2111430.424
theist (not atheist)54.152532.9154
pack rat (not minimalist)54.157632.336
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.945534.2376
🥶 (not 🥵)53.858926.124
predictable (not quirky)53.866628.812
urban (not rural)53.7108832.053
soft (not hard)53.562624.4508
overprepared (not efficient)53.526835.925
authoritarian (not democratic)53.365129.6523
flourishing (not traumatized)53.145728.615
offended (not chill)53.088328.722
long-winded (not concise)53.067044.911
cryptic (not straightforward)52.934529.6512
calm (not anxious)52.957730.5514
miserable (not joyful)52.891821.655
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.777533.2487
insider (not outsider)52.666531.3311
monotone (not expressive)52.353529.612
charming (not awkward)52.0100226.5509
explorer (not builder)52.077732.3380
biased (not impartial)51.9122028.5505
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.973033.318
charming (not trusting)51.882429.5459
🐐 (not 🦒)51.8108631.257
accepting (not judgemental)51.771328.1312
beta (not alpha)51.657628.8531
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.586327.0685
fortunate (not unlucky)51.471924.6426
Coke (not Pepsi)51.386234.229
transparent (not machiavellian)51.378334.610
sheltered (not street-smart)51.058030.7321
😬 (not 😏)51.066631.035
uncreative (not open to new experinces)50.142428.0450
reactive (not proactive)50.788134.310
resistant (not resigned)50.4133329.9487
soft (not hard)50.570123.4147

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 (0.867)
  2. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.857)
  3. Donald Mallard (0.851)
  4. William Somerset (0.846)
  5. Minerva McGonagall (0.841)
  6. Dr. Jennifer Melfi (0.839)
  7. Dana Scully (0.832)
  8. Jean-Luc Picard (0.827)
  9. Raymond Holt (0.824)
  10. Carlisle Cullen (0.819)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.685)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.657)
  3. The Deep (-0.633)
  4. Myrtle Wilson (-0.628)
  5. Jeff Portnoy (-0.62)
  6. Lydia Bennet (-0.616)
  7. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.611)
  8. Erlich Bachman (-0.602)
  9. Michael Kelso (-0.602)
  10. Krusty the Clown (-0.595)

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: ENTJ (r = 0.32)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.27)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.18)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.07)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.06)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.04)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.03)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.12)
  9. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.14)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.15)
  11. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.15)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.16)
  13. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.17)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.2)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.27)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.28)
  17. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.29)
  18. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.31)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.32)
  20. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.32)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.35)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.45)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.55)
  24. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.55)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.61)


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