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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)96.686.9475
high IQ (not low IQ)95.7337.7609
knowledgeable (not ignorant)95.01716.526
diligent (not lazy)94.9457.8482
eloquent (not unpolished)94.01010.6648
workaholic (not slacker)93.6458.3167
nerd (not jock)93.45511.6519
competent (not incompetent)93.16710.1494
🎩 (not 🧢)93.1128.535
intellectual (not physical)92.82911.1502
civilized (not barbaric)92.71610.5493
perceptive (not unobservant)92.7538.411
studious (not goof-off)92.6278.646
mature (not juvenile)92.51410.1154
🧠 (not 💪)91.84813.845
valedictorian (not drop out)91.77419.847
on-time (not tardy)91.66514.140
English (not German)91.6919.717
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.111713.2543
loyal (not traitorous)90.917112.0514
genius (not dunce)90.26011.0485
master (not apprentice)90.210310.6163
devoted (not unfaithful)90.213110.421
works hard (not plays hard)90.13212.5465
wise (not foolish)90.02811.5486
sensible (not ludicrous)89.7512.5476
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.65312.1481
tasteful (not lewd)89.41014.3460
neat (not messy)89.46815.1335
scholarly (not crafty)89.41114.4377
cultured (not rustic)89.41720.718
deliberate (not spontaneous)89.24812.2488
sage (not whippersnapper)89.2621.217
factual (not exaggerating)89.01717.930
orderly (not chaotic)88.74014.6464
believable (not poorly-written)88.71710.419
vintage (not trendy)88.73915.526
refined (not rugged)88.62813.0460
reasoned (not instinctual)88.6315.3503
legit (not scrub)88.44913.459
resourceful (not helpless)88.319417.8166
reasonable (not deranged)88.32313.336
enlightened (not lost)88.3810.117
cautious (not impulsive)87.91211.4477
overachiever (not underachiever)87.915621.726
🧐 (not 😎)87.8818.839
heroic (not villainous)87.718513.2473
historical (not modern)87.71013.1299
nurturing (not poisonous)87.77312.0157
rational (not whimsical)87.63814.0445
giving (not receiving)87.64810.719
proper (not scandalous)87.43817.9328
thinker (not doer)87.3410.733
human (not animalistic)87.27715.5519
precise (not vague)87.25417.2293
consistent (not variable)87.22316.620
treasure (not trash)87.115116.663
rock (not rap)87.16614.318
highbrow (not lowbrow)87.02617.0463
deep (not shallow)87.03314.454
pointed (not random)86.611718.521
respectful (not rude)86.48715.6506
prestigious (not disreputable)86.45616.0327
confidential (not gossiping)86.313016.3433
manicured (not scruffy)86.323717.1359
winter (not summer)86.34012.916
egalitarian (not racist)86.126713.951
OCD (not ADHD)86.05115.328
scientific (not artistic)85.410115.9478
methodical (not astonishing)85.33517.3509
🎨 (not 🏀)85.314819.926
pro (not noob)84.927121.136
🐩 (not 🐒)84.97520.023
protagonist (not antagonist)84.913626.016
kind (not cruel)84.429514.2500
quiet (not loud)84.45114.5484
introspective (not not introspective)84.43014.664
important (not irrelevant)84.332716.568
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)84.28317.639
wooden (not plastic)84.14412.629
serious (not playful)84.018015.0468
altruistic (not selfish)84.011313.9493
demanding (not unchallenging)84.031011.223
curious (not apathetic)83.89420.5482
arcane (not mainstream)83.75017.5457
tactful (not indiscreet)83.44812.035
logical (not emotional)83.26716.1490
private (not gregarious)83.010514.6494
soulful (not soulless)83.030717.4153
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.916717.712
persistent (not quitter)82.971517.739
non-gamer (not gamer)82.712627.928
literary (not mathematical)82.64121.0499
analysis (not common sense)82.57823.917
introvert (not extrovert)82.46615.5485
driven (not unambitious)82.453219.3503
fresh (not stinky)82.322318.668
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)82.210325.646
worldly (not innocent)82.124819.6498
tight (not loose)81.915018.424
realistic (not fantastical)81.911225.521
motivated (not unmotivated)81.964717.623
no-nonsense (not dramatic)81.77319.1154
modest (not flamboyant)81.69219.9450
reliable (not experimental)81.411825.717
white knight (not bad boy)81.417918.417
classical (not avant-garde)81.45522.5166
specialist (not generalist)81.35322.0153
hoarder (not unprepared)81.24116.7302
high standards (not desperate)81.018023.937
alert (not oblivious)80.827719.742
serious (not bold)80.64718.5496
practical (not imaginative)80.618819.0467
cooperative (not competitive)80.57520.3453
generous (not stingy)80.518217.530
formal (not intimate)79.911718.259
gatherer (not hunter)79.811423.022
opinionated (not jealous)79.819819.018
sober (not indulgent)79.74418.8464
hard-work (not natural-talent)79.612221.431
feminist (not sexist)79.538920.243
sturdy (not flimsy)79.430715.015
tense (not relaxed)79.341318.1489
down2earth (not head@clouds)79.314225.1503
clean (not perverted)79.333526.923
tall (not short)79.018813.2484
empath (not psychopath)79.028519.640
sane (not crazy)78.810425.134
guarded (not open)78.443717.0495
stylish (not slovenly)78.430323.6503
washed (not muddy)78.419925.417
love-focused (not money-focused)78.342816.223
prudish (not flirtatious)78.37023.914
privileged (not oppressed)78.338514.918
one-faced (not two-faced)78.334425.333
well behaved (not mischievous)78.113022.4497
deep (not epic)77.91918.921
permanent (not transient)77.89122.5141
low-tech (not high-tech)77.814123.7495
queen (not princess)77.832025.326
honorable (not cunning)77.722323.3506
French (not Russian)77.78719.712
stoic (not expressive)77.69519.0469
healthy (not sickly)77.438817.1501
reclusive (not social)77.414017.465
disarming (not creepy)77.228517.8130
romantic (not dispassionate)77.233619.426
frank (not sugarcoated)77.240021.818
utilitarian (not decorative)77.117522.6116
loveable (not punchable)77.127718.616
realistic (not ambitious)77.04823.431
indie (not pop)76.920319.316
reserved (not chatty)76.820020.4471
attentive (not interrupting)76.814422.026
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)76.718625.3478
attractive (not repulsive)76.755918.6457
interested (not bored)76.530018.624
earth (not air)76.517225.522
stable (not moody)76.45221.3484
patient (not impatient)76.111322.6150
inspiring (not cringeworthy)76.123423.9165
old (not young)76.121813.6500
not genocidal (not genocidal)76.145624.720
smooth (not rough)76.012120.6513
😇 (not 😈)76.023722.444
prideful (not envious)76.030120.737
🌟 (not 💩)75.756425.743
penny-pincher (not overspender)75.611016.056
wholesome (not salacious)75.330821.642
metrosexual (not macho)75.220224.826
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.237420.429
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)75.213826.865
resolute (not wavering)75.034223.943
fixable (not unfixable)75.012517.226
sheriff (not outlaw)74.927823.3478
complicated (not simple)74.942122.4475
opinionated (not neutral)74.978327.340
tautology (not oxymoron)74.6832.814
go-getter (not slugabed)74.668822.736
flower child (not goth)74.638615.57
tame (not wild)74.514323.0347
compersive (not jealous)74.414019.5419
luddite (not technophile)74.49226.3481
philosophical (not real)74.15424.2329
👽 (not 🤡)74.015522.238
presidential (not folksy)73.929325.326
angelic (not demonic)73.833019.7510
charismatic (not uninspiring)73.860322.2578
preppy (not punk rock)73.740330.221
politically correct (not edgy)73.616024.5446
gendered (not androgynous)73.682326.7154
demure (not vain)73.513321.5489
objective (not subjective)73.55323.9147
concrete (not abstract)73.323226.551
factual (not poetic)73.029124.520
paranoid (not naive)73.026514.926
official (not backdoor)72.617125.4395
strict (not lenient)72.536819.8502
bashful (not exhibitionist)72.47030.930
chaste (not lustful)72.213021.5499
🤔 (not 🤫)72.214431.036
masculine (not feminine)72.157419.0489
rigid (not flexible)72.032320.9472
work-first (not family-first)72.036827.9383
😊 (not 🤣)71.834126.245
moderate (not extreme)71.712124.5477
🤐 (not 😜)71.726924.545
badass (not weakass)71.774125.132
profound (not ironic)71.613025.328
stoic (not hypochondriac)71.626926.626
mild (not spicy)71.516124.5470
gracious (not feisty)71.47922.1597
frugal (not lavish)71.327422.8441
picky (not always down)71.330623.914
complimentary (not insulting)71.234324.8160
haunted (not blissful)71.056321.438
reassuring (not fearmongering)71.035029.720
conspiracist (not sheeple)70.944924.4282
self-improving (not self-destructive)70.921225.726
cat person (not dog person)70.926426.122
interesting (not tiresome)70.857625.7502
existentialist (not nihilist)70.717825.5122
never cries (not often crying)70.644018.714
🤺 (not 🏌)70.560628.551
tailor (not blacksmith)70.543426.618
equitable (not hypocritical)70.428824.6166
🐮 (not 🐷)70.310818.645
confident (not insecure)70.264623.3502
conventional (not creative)70.125526.6418
chortling (not giggling)70.138229.517
active (not slothful)69.987322.6444
independent (not codependent)69.957328.9356
beautiful (not ugly)69.987223.0164
🤠 (not 🤑)69.544226.038
involved (not remote)69.460225.6486
good-humored (not angry)69.444219.5514
🧕 (not 💃)69.28825.066
warm (not quarrelsome)68.830523.2496
traditional (not unorthodox)68.628227.3164
linear (not circular)68.614828.620
realist (not idealist)68.632627.8170
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)68.525222.8466
📈 (not 📉)68.540427.536
monochrome (not multicolored)68.031629.8150
shy (not playful)67.910922.1461
musical (not off-key)67.922434.917
repetitive (not varied)67.534124.7148
asexual (not sexual)67.520725.522
pure (not debased)67.442723.8449
🥾 (not 👟)67.133827.541
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.136227.0474
coordinated (not clumsy)67.075028.5465
statist (not anarchist)66.934925.664
cynical (not gullible)66.959027.022
devout (not heathen)66.737527.9446
pretentious (not unassuming)66.648925.047
child free (not pronatalist)66.354529.6414
dorky (not cool)66.338228.844
💝 (not 💔)66.339529.150
extraordinary (not mundane)66.271627.0475
Greek (not Roman)65.88026.521
forgiving (not vengeful)65.745425.9480
armoured (not vulnerable)65.365024.4512
good-cook (not bad-cook)65.329928.723
Swedish (not Italian)65.230227.919
secretive (not open-book)64.869024.931
straight (not queer)64.398130.3166
monastic (not hedonist)64.217326.020
monotone (not expressive)64.225030.617
emancipated (not enslaved)64.171126.1413
mighty (not puny)64.082224.6436
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)64.080827.149
sweet (not bitter)63.850222.4491
domestic (not industrial)63.829628.8149
rich (not poor)63.569819.8445
thin (not thick)63.457623.6287
dramatic (not comedic)63.480327.639
vegan (not cannibal)63.348419.616
contrarian (not yes-man)63.360927.718
bossy (not meek)63.288424.0501
self-assured (not self-conscious)63.279527.2487
centrist (not radical)63.224428.316
machiavellian (not transparent)63.245435.416
ranged (not melee)63.135329.624
pensive (not serene)63.189831.623
distant (not touchy-feely)63.156525.825
western (not eastern)62.960533.942
triggered (not trolling)62.867722.216
mysterious (not unambiguous)62.544528.3383
open-minded (not close-minded)62.463626.1383
obedient (not rebellious)62.339027.9477
dry (not moist)62.142727.815
night owl (not morning lark)62.069130.4289
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)61.975527.925
chosen one (not everyman)61.956626.416
sorrowful (not cheery)61.768820.3465
intense (not lighthearted)61.785130.628
direct (not roundabout)61.686627.7478
political (not nonpolitical)61.461528.4424
timid (not cocky)61.423427.421
weird (not normal)61.369424.8457
water (not fire)61.235629.222
subdued (not exuberant)60.833434.513
basic (not hipster)60.768930.8493
glad (not mad)60.742425.431
frenzied (not sleepy)60.7111526.023
literal (not metaphorical)60.572131.4460
hurried (not leisurely)60.560827.1358
regular (not zany)60.435327.948
lover (not fighter)60.452826.533
neurotypical (not autistic)60.0106428.3426
obsessed (not aloof)59.979828.1483
vanilla (not kinky)59.954530.5440
communal (not individualist)59.930031.4150
liberal (not conservative)59.974034.939
jaded (not innocent)59.886621.315
careful (not brave)59.632228.1490
focused on the future (not focused on the present)59.640027.4483
decisive (not hesitant)59.695027.3471
bright (not depressed)59.656025.8451
warm (not cold)59.667024.3487
skeptical (not spiritual)59.396530.2464
still (not twitchy)59.137731.924
humble (not arrogant)59.050026.5450
assertive (not passive)58.9100326.0475
corporate (not freelance)58.549932.621
suspicious (not trusting)58.472828.0433
🛌 (not 🧗)58.436928.970
🐘 (not 🐀)58.356228.767
🐿 (not 🦇)58.271131.133
geriatric (not vibrant)57.926922.319
💀 (not 🎃)57.966038.320
proactive (not reactive)57.839832.024
🤖 (not 👻)57.752828.736
sad (not happy)57.680221.3484
genuine (not sarcastic)57.565028.0498
🥴 (not 🥳)57.466123.028
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.163825.6475
🐴 (not 🦄)57.173129.735
predictable (not quirky)57.055432.722
😀 (not 😭)56.959424.855
dominant (not submissive)56.797125.6457
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.736125.219
pacifist (not ferocious)56.545326.7453
average (not deviant)56.442627.0297
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.451424.826
rhythmic (not stuttering)56.3107830.427
gloomy (not sunny)56.377022.221
stubborn (not accommodating)56.1111230.534
theoretical (not empirical)55.931033.3473
entitled (not grateful)55.970428.130
shy (not bold)55.717425.5455
patriotic (not unpatriotic)55.5109025.732
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)55.577934.036
thrifty (not extravagant)55.569130.732
funny (not humorless)55.484825.4472
unemotional (not emotional)55.335825.415
captain (not first-mate)55.271035.2387
awkward (not suspicious)55.143928.6497
🥰 (not 🙃)55.070530.156
narcissistic (not low self esteem)54.788517.617
socialist (not libertarian)54.630430.7413
freak (not normie)54.577430.038
chic (not cheesy)54.562232.823
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.341734.3370
slow (not fast)54.033725.9446
purple (not orange)54.067330.6362
spelunker (not claustrophobic)54.092134.017
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)53.966228.624
soft (not hard)53.563524.4501
theist (not atheist)53.454732.8150
authoritarian (not democratic)53.165429.8506
urban (not rural)53.1109932.152
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.878733.5473
long-winded (not concise)52.865841.318
cryptic (not straightforward)52.734729.7498
calm (not anxious)52.558630.6510
Pepsi (not Coke)52.457934.027
insider (not outsider)52.366531.5300
flourishing (not traumatized)52.247828.719
🥶 (not 🥵)52.264025.628
charming (not awkward)52.1100326.9495
explorer (not builder)52.077232.4367
accepting (not judgemental)51.970928.4304
charming (not trusting)51.883929.6447
overprepared (not efficient)51.832036.227
beta (not alpha)51.757328.9527
miserable (not joyful)51.794222.260
biased (not impartial)51.5122728.5491
soft (not hard)51.567223.4149
🐐 (not 🦒)51.5111032.158
offended (not chill)51.493028.326
fortunate (not unlucky)51.371224.6417
sheltered (not street-smart)51.256530.8313
😏 (not 😬)51.289331.235
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.187927.0658
uncreative (not open to new experinces)50.940828.0436
pack rat (not minimalist)50.270133.839
businesslike (not chivalrous)50.482633.217
resistant (not resigned)50.5133429.7477

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 (0.865)
  3. William Somerset (0.855)
  4. Donald Mallard (0.85)
  5. Minerva McGonagall (0.847)
  6. Dr. Jennifer Melfi (0.844)
  7. Dana Scully (0.834)
  8. Jean-Luc Picard (0.828)
  9. Raymond Holt (0.824)
  10. Dr. Adrian Mallory (0.823)
  1. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.692)
  2. Homer Simpson (-0.653)
  3. The Deep (-0.642)
  4. Myrtle Wilson (-0.639)
  5. Lydia Bennet (-0.618)
  6. Jeff Portnoy (-0.612)
  7. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.612)
  8. Zapp Brannigan (-0.606)
  9. Michael Kelso (-0.605)
  10. Erlich Bachman (-0.603)

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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