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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)96.696.9476
high IQ (not low IQ)95.5368.6613
knowledgeable (not ignorant)95.11416.028
diligent (not lazy)94.9427.8486
eloquent (not unpolished)94.0810.6648
workaholic (not slacker)93.6468.3168
nerd (not jock)93.45511.6522
competent (not incompetent)93.16710.1495
studious (not goof-off)92.9258.548
🎩 (not 🧢)92.9128.436
intellectual (not physical)92.82711.1505
civilized (not barbaric)92.71410.5494
mature (not juvenile)92.51210.0159
🧠 (not 💪)92.04613.746
valedictorian (not drop out)91.96419.648
devoted (not unfaithful)91.89410.026
English (not German)91.71418.919
on-time (not tardy)91.15916.046
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.111613.2543
loyal (not traitorous)90.917812.0514
perceptive (not unobservant)90.99910.012
genius (not dunce)90.25811.0487
master (not apprentice)90.29810.6169
works hard (not plays hard)90.12812.5470
wise (not foolish)90.02811.5488
sage (not whippersnapper)89.8620.818
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.65312.1485
sensible (not ludicrous)89.6412.9479
neat (not messy)89.56515.0340
vintage (not trendy)89.42715.228
tasteful (not lewd)89.21314.6463
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.24912.2488
scholarly (not crafty)89.11214.9381
cultured (not rustic)89.11620.220
enlightened (not lost)88.959.620
orderly (not chaotic)88.73814.6465
reasonable (not deranged)88.62212.939
refined (not rugged)88.52512.9464
reasoned (not instinctual)88.4415.6506
legit (not scrub)88.44613.459
factual (not exaggerating)88.32417.733
resourceful (not helpless)88.219417.7169
believable (not poorly-written)87.9259.922
cautious (not impulsive)87.81311.4480
historical (not modern)87.81013.1304
nurturing (not poisonous)87.77212.0159
giving (not receiving)87.74510.420
heroic (not villainous)87.618813.2476
rational (not whimsical)87.53614.0447
🧐 (not 😎)87.51018.640
human (not animalistic)87.37515.5522
precise (not vague)87.34917.2296
proper (not scandalous)87.33517.9329
thinker (not doer)87.0411.235
highbrow (not lowbrow)86.82217.3465
overachiever (not underachiever)86.718522.930
deep (not shallow)86.63414.058
respectful (not rude)86.59115.6509
treasure (not trash)86.517717.465
rock (not rap)86.57914.121
confidential (not gossiping)86.413016.2437
manicured (not scruffy)86.323417.1360
prestigious (not disreputable)86.35916.1329
pointed (not random)86.113118.324
protagonist (not antagonist)85.912724.120
consistent (not variable)85.72715.724
egalitarian (not racist)85.531113.854
scientific (not artistic)85.410215.9478
methodical (not astonishing)85.33517.2510
pro (not noob)85.327520.440
🎨 (not 🏀)85.316319.926
OCD (not ADHD)85.16115.831
introspective (not not introspective)84.53514.565
kind (not cruel)84.430614.2503
quiet (not loud)84.46114.5485
important (not irrelevant)84.333716.469
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)84.28917.342
demanding (not unchallenging)84.131311.024
wooden (not plastic)84.14112.629
serious (not playful)84.018215.0469
altruistic (not selfish)84.011013.9496
curious (not apathetic)83.89720.4485
arcane (not mainstream)83.85017.5459
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)83.48624.950
🐩 (not 🐒)83.29722.625
logical (not emotional)83.06716.2493
private (not gregarious)83.011314.6495
persistent (not quitter)83.072817.943
high standards (not desperate)83.014623.142
winter (not summer)82.89019.120
soulful (not soulless)82.734218.2156
non-gamer (not gamer)82.712327.928
literary (not mathematical)82.65221.0500
driven (not unambitious)82.555119.3510
tactful (not indiscreet)82.55815.241
fresh (not stinky)82.524318.873
introvert (not extrovert)82.46915.4489
tight (not loose)82.214818.125
washed (not muddy)82.210923.622
motivated (not unmotivated)82.166617.324
worldly (not innocent)82.125719.6499
no-nonsense (not dramatic)82.06919.0158
modest (not flamboyant)81.610019.8453
hoarder (not unprepared)81.23616.7304
specialist (not generalist)81.25421.8157
classical (not avant-garde)81.25722.6168
alert (not oblivious)80.927919.445
opinionated (not jealous)80.816517.822
practical (not imaginative)80.718719.0469
serious (not bold)80.64718.5497
cooperative (not competitive)80.57920.3455
formal (not intimate)80.510917.963
realistic (not fantastical)80.513824.823
feminist (not sexist)80.039420.244
privileged (not oppressed)80.033715.321
generous (not stingy)79.920217.631
prudish (not flirtatious)79.65923.615
sober (not indulgent)79.64418.7467
sane (not crazy)79.69824.537
reliable (not experimental)79.614927.319
gatherer (not hunter)79.512121.725
white knight (not bad boy)79.522617.522
tense (not relaxed)79.441318.1492
clean (not perverted)79.334526.923
down2earth (not head@clouds)79.215325.2507
tall (not short)79.120013.3490
empath (not psychopath)78.930220.344
indie (not pop)78.817218.820
love-focused (not money-focused)78.544815.824
guarded (not open)78.444917.0495
stylish (not slovenly)78.431823.6503
realistic (not ambitious)78.43823.333
well behaved (not mischievous)78.112722.4500
deep (not epic)78.12418.223
permanent (not transient)78.09022.3146
stoic (not expressive)77.610019.1471
honorable (not cunning)77.622023.5511
queen (not princess)77.633324.927
low-tech (not high-tech)77.515623.9500
French (not Russian)77.59819.013
analysis (not common sense)77.516127.419
healthy (not sickly)77.341617.3504
reclusive (not social)77.314516.870
romantic (not dispassionate)77.236319.426
loveable (not punchable)77.129518.616
attractive (not repulsive)76.860518.4458
utilitarian (not decorative)76.817823.1120
disarming (not creepy)76.831718.1134
attentive (not interrupting)76.815422.026
reserved (not chatty)76.722520.6475
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)76.718225.2481
earth (not air)76.617124.524
stable (not moody)76.55321.2488
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.58716.458
prideful (not envious)76.527820.140
not genocidal (not genocidal)76.448926.125
one-faced (not two-faced)76.341426.236
hard-work (not natural-talent)76.220525.435
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.135320.231
old (not young)76.122613.6501
inspiring (not cringeworthy)76.024923.8167
😇 (not 😈)76.025322.444
tautology (not oxymoron)76.0731.016
patient (not impatient)75.911922.6155
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)75.737021.217
smooth (not rough)75.712121.0519
fixable (not unfixable)75.711017.128
🌟 (not 💩)75.661725.444
wholesome (not salacious)75.331021.443
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)75.214926.865
sturdy (not flimsy)75.243322.918
sheriff (not outlaw)75.028223.3479
complicated (not simple)75.043822.3477
interested (not bored)75.036721.127
preppy (not punk rock)74.938529.123
resolute (not wavering)74.935424.647
tame (not wild)74.614523.0350
compersive (not jealous)74.513719.6425
opinionated (not neutral)74.483026.444
frank (not sugarcoated)74.355023.022
luddite (not technophile)74.29326.4484
philosophical (not real)74.25524.2332
go-getter (not slugabed)74.074523.641
concrete (not abstract)74.022526.353
angelic (not demonic)73.834219.7511
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.864822.2580
objective (not subjective)73.84523.7152
👽 (not 🤡)73.716122.039
politically correct (not edgy)73.616224.5446
gendered (not androgynous)73.686826.6156
demure (not vain)73.513421.6490
tailor (not blacksmith)73.434226.720
😊 (not 🤣)73.132125.849
factual (not poetic)73.029924.520
paranoid (not naive)72.927514.230
badass (not weakass)72.974524.934
strict (not lenient)72.737019.9505
official (not backdoor)72.717025.4397
cat person (not dog person)72.722825.824
bashful (not exhibitionist)72.57330.431
presidential (not folksy)72.233026.730
masculine (not feminine)72.261419.0490
picky (not always down)72.129021.719
chaste (not lustful)72.112921.5502
work-first (not family-first)72.038227.9387
🤐 (not 😜)72.028224.346
self-improving (not self-destructive)71.919425.028
rigid (not flexible)71.733921.1474
moderate (not extreme)71.712424.4480
🤔 (not 🤫)71.615131.539
mild (not spicy)71.516924.5473
frugal (not lavish)71.328522.8442
gracious (not feisty)71.38222.3599
profound (not ironic)71.313725.330
complimentary (not insulting)71.236024.6163
haunted (not blissful)71.058221.438
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.037129.720
interesting (not tiresome)70.961525.7505
never cries (not often crying)70.845517.918
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.846624.5285
metrosexual (not macho)70.736029.028
🤺 (not 🏌)70.761728.352
stoic (not hypochondriac)70.530625.430
chortling (not giggling)70.438128.718
equitable (not hypocritical)70.429624.6166
confident (not insecure)70.265923.3505
🐮 (not 🐷)70.212318.446
existentialist (not nihilist)70.120725.7124
conventional (not creative)70.025726.6420
independent (not codependent)70.059528.9361
beautiful (not ugly)70.094922.8168
active (not slothful)69.893322.7445
involved (not remote)69.461725.7489
good-humored (not angry)69.346919.5519
🧕 (not 💃)69.29026.070
realist (not idealist)68.933727.7173
warm (not quarrelsome)68.832023.2498
traditional (not unorthodox)68.729227.2166
🥾 (not 👟)68.632327.643
linear (not circular)68.614528.620
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.426722.8468
monochrome (not multicolored)68.431729.7153
🤠 (not 🤑)68.351826.240
dorky (not cool)68.235128.152
monotone (not expressive)68.118430.120
shy (not playful)68.011622.1464
cynical (not gullible)68.060326.923
repetitive (not varied)67.734024.6150
📈 (not 📉)67.646927.737
pure (not debased)67.545423.8450
musical (not off-key)67.524833.520
statist (not anarchist)67.235725.565
coordinated (not clumsy)67.078828.5467
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.037727.0477
flower child (not goth)67.061524.78
devout (not heathen)66.838927.9448
good-cook (not bad-cook)66.727129.024
asexual (not sexual)66.621625.825
💝 (not 💔)66.440728.652
Greek (not Roman)66.47026.022
extraordinary (not mundane)66.375127.0479
child free (not pronatalist)66.258629.6415
triggered (not trolling)66.054421.320
forgiving (not vengeful)65.749225.9480
armoured (not vulnerable)65.468024.4515
pretentious (not unassuming)65.354825.351
Swedish (not Italian)65.330328.122
pensive (not serene)65.281129.827
water (not fire)65.230928.626
secretive (not open-book)64.872526.137
monastic (not hedonist)64.717226.422
dramatic (not comedic)64.680027.043
contrarian (not yes-man)64.660427.020
dry (not moist)64.537126.519
centrist (not radical)64.521628.017
emancipated (not enslaved)64.175126.2416
mighty (not puny)64.087724.6442
straight (not queer)64.0103630.2171
domestic (not industrial)63.932028.7150
sweet (not bitter)63.854122.4493
ranged (not melee)63.632928.526
rich (not poor)63.570919.8445
subdued (not exuberant)63.528834.614
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.481927.2489
western (not eastern)63.461833.743
thin (not thick)63.362823.6291
vegan (not cannibal)63.353122.218
bossy (not meek)63.292824.0503
intense (not lighthearted)62.886330.533
obedient (not rebellious)62.539527.9479
mysterious (not unambiguous)62.547628.3383
open-minded (not close-minded)62.469226.1387
night owl (not morning lark)62.272530.4291
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)62.290828.852
sorrowful (not cheery)61.772920.3470
direct (not roundabout)61.691627.7479
political (not nonpolitical)61.462828.4425
machiavellian (not transparent)61.453034.918
weird (not normal)61.373424.8457
distant (not touchy-feely)61.165527.226
glad (not mad)60.844525.032
regular (not zany)60.836228.354
basic (not hipster)60.672230.8495
🤖 (not 👻)60.645529.339
literal (not metaphorical)60.574431.4462
hurried (not leisurely)60.463827.2362
timid (not cocky)60.225829.225
lover (not fighter)60.158626.134
proactive (not reactive)60.131433.828
obsessed (not aloof)60.083928.1484
vanilla (not kinky)60.058530.5442
neurotypical (not autistic)59.9111528.4429
decisive (not hesitant)59.8100127.2475
jaded (not innocent)59.892421.315
bright (not depressed)59.757725.8454
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.641527.4484
communal (not individualist)59.631031.5151
chosen one (not everyman)59.668027.420
careful (not brave)59.534828.1494
warm (not cold)59.471524.3494
skeptical (not spiritual)59.2102330.1466
assertive (not passive)59.1105926.0478
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)59.186927.632
humble (not arrogant)59.053426.5452
liberal (not conservative)59.083534.940
geriatric (not vibrant)59.026324.122
predictable (not quirky)58.950631.626
still (not twitchy)58.741631.927
🐿 (not 🦇)58.675830.734
suspicious (not trusting)58.576328.0440
🛌 (not 🧗)58.438728.970
🥴 (not 🥳)58.169122.929
🐘 (not 🐀)57.959228.668
sad (not happy)57.685921.2485
thrifty (not extravagant)57.667130.835
frenzied (not sleepy)57.5130926.829
genuine (not sarcastic)57.469827.9502
😀 (not 😭)57.460924.761
🐴 (not 🦄)57.377029.537
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.167325.6476
corporate (not freelance)57.054433.823
dominant (not submissive)56.7102325.6466
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.738625.219
pacifist (not ferocious)56.449526.7454
gloomy (not sunny)56.481322.125
average (not deviant)56.344927.0298
narcissistic (not low self esteem)56.388018.921
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.354124.729
💀 (not 🎃)56.273238.023
theoretical (not empirical)56.033033.3480
shy (not bold)55.619425.4458
funny (not humorless)55.490625.4473
stubborn (not accommodating)55.4120230.338
awkward (not suspicious)55.246728.6501
captain (not first-mate)55.274835.1390
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.2112925.835
unemotional (not emotional)55.136024.319
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)54.985433.837
entitled (not grateful)54.876127.234
Pepsi (not Coke)54.846734.229
long-winded (not concise)54.761940.922
socialist (not libertarian)54.534430.7414
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.443634.3371
🥰 (not 🙃)54.377530.059
slow (not fast)54.234325.8451
urban (not rural)54.2112932.355
purple (not orange)54.170430.7365
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.1119730.629
theist (not atheist)54.055032.4156
overprepared (not efficient)53.927637.031
soft (not hard)53.569124.3505
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.272728.225
authoritarian (not democratic)53.168429.8506
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.983933.4475
freak (not normie)52.988730.240
traumatized (not flourishing)52.8107730.021
calm (not anxious)52.761130.6514
cryptic (not straightforward)52.537729.7501
insider (not outsider)52.568631.5305
😏 (not 😬)52.193130.538
charming (not awkward)52.0106027.0499
accepting (not judgemental)52.075828.3306
explorer (not builder)52.084032.3369
spelunker (not claustrophobic)51.9107834.118
beta (not alpha)51.860028.8530
charming (not trusting)51.789429.7448
chivalrous (not businesslike)51.780132.618
soft (not hard)51.573723.4152
🐐 (not 🦒)51.5117332.158
biased (not impartial)51.4132728.6496
offended (not chill)51.497327.827
fortunate (not unlucky)51.375224.6422
minimalist (not pack rat)51.394133.942
sheltered (not street-smart)51.260030.7315
miserable (not joyful)51.2100822.764
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.191627.1661
uncreative (not open to new experinces)50.842428.0440
cheesy (not chic)50.491933.127
resistant (not resigned)50.5142629.7477
🥶 (not 🥵)50.571627.131

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 (0.873)
  2. Dr. Aaron Glassman (0.867)
  3. William Somerset (0.86)
  4. Donald Mallard (0.85)
  5. Colonel Brandon (0.847)
  6. Minerva McGonagall (0.846)
  7. Dr. Jennifer Melfi (0.846)
  8. Dana Scully (0.835)
  9. Jean-Luc Picard (0.83)
  10. Dr. Adrian Mallory (0.827)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.694)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.654)
  3. Myrtle Wilson (-0.643)
  4. The Deep (-0.636)
  5. Lydia Bennet (-0.626)
  6. Jeff Portnoy (-0.617)
  7. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.61)
  8. Zapp Brannigan (-0.609)
  9. Michael Kelso (-0.608)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.606)

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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