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Spike Spiegel Personality Statistics

Spike Spiegel is a character from Cowboy Bebop. 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
street-smart (not sheltered)94.479.3178
😎 (not 🧐)91.9612.750
resourceful (not helpless)91.76715.499
charismatic (not uninspiring)91.54112.4313
loose (not tight)91.4410.622
rebellious (not obedient)91.18111.7185
freelance (not corporate)90.64522.121
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)90.69010.733
pro (not noob)89.413914.440
attractive (not repulsive)88.810712.5194
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)88.78916.2202
beautiful (not ugly)88.719313.5117
bold (not shy)88.426512.9225
important (not irrelevant)88.114720.869
chill (not offended)87.51314.028
interesting (not tiresome)87.34515.3207
spontaneous (not scheduled)86.78616.7196
explorer (not builder)86.72413.8222
playful (not shy)86.414814.1190
confident (not insecure)86.211317.1229
tall (not short)86.06013.0192
funny (not humorless)85.49613.7201
believable (not poorly-written)85.37415.328
egalitarian (not racist)84.726317.432
🌟 (not 💩)84.417818.527
mischievous (not well behaved)84.322117.7193
persistent (not quitter)84.253014.931
brave (not careful)84.18818.0233
unorthodox (not traditional)84.111717.1124
crafty (not scholarly)84.06915.5209
fast (not slow)83.911020.2195
charming (not awkward)83.811620.1208
night owl (not morning lark)83.711914.9155
open to new experinces (not uncreative)83.617218.3224
flexible (not rigid)83.52319.2184
hunter (not gatherer)83.514518.724
😏 (not 😬)83.24421.238
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)83.13420.5176
disarming (not creepy)83.06113.769
Italian (not Swedish)82.85314.619
vibrant (not geriatric)82.814718.522
decisive (not hesitant)82.719717.3222
💃 (not 🧕)82.715720.758
backdoor (not official)82.59322.0199
folksy (not presidential)82.2669.224
child free (not pronatalist)82.07919.3169
alpha (not beta)81.827221.5200
charming (not trusting)81.77120.2188
efficient (not overprepared)81.73313.930
chaotic (not orderly)81.614817.2183
self-assured (not self-conscious)81.616123.1217
good-humored (not angry)81.513516.2219
masculine (not feminine)81.429415.8229
loyal (not traitorous)81.345519.0185
independent (not codependent)81.120023.9224
relaxed (not tense)81.12720.1183
poor (not rich)81.06417.8187
messy (not neat)81.010118.5153
leisurely (not hurried)80.84220.7217
extraordinary (not mundane)80.823619.8183
soulful (not soulless)80.732720.8118
perceptive (not unobservant)80.744422.231
spelunker (not claustrophobic)80.64618.630
master (not apprentice)80.529715.792
bold (not serious)80.412918.4215
atheist (not theist)80.211719.2107
sporty (not bookish)80.212016.5223
scruffy (not manicured)80.113720.5224
wild (not tame)80.024918.3149
outlaw (not sheriff)79.719423.0193
legit (not scrub)79.725318.330
worldly (not innocent)79.229720.4216
competent (not incompetent)79.245720.0237
calm (not anxious)79.16821.9196
thin (not thick)79.18923.0155
lenient (not strict)78.910120.6194
heroic (not villainous)78.939616.6215
anarchist (not statist)78.98517.249
nonpolitical (not political)78.83923.5202
mighty (not puny)78.630720.0219
instinctual (not reasoned)78.515319.9186
deep (not shallow)78.415521.061
🤺 (not 🏌)78.229719.425
healthy (not sickly)78.132422.2206
goof-off (not studious)77.514017.544
creative (not conventional)77.419419.6200
spicy (not mild)77.429621.0218
zany (not regular)77.419721.528
inspiring (not cringeworthy)77.317121.396
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)77.116124.2197
emancipated (not enslaved)77.020225.8194
🧢 (not 🎩)77.016125.232
impulsive (not cautious)76.923520.5206
treasure (not trash)76.651023.467
gendered (not androgynous)76.561024.782
rhythmic (not stuttering)76.532925.623
western (not eastern)76.48021.854
straight (not queer)76.349126.795
individualist (not communal)76.323522.992
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)76.120120.940
outsider (not insider)75.812722.6190
deviant (not average)75.628518.9171
drop out (not valedictorian)75.613127.229
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)75.321718.637
unpatriotic (not patriotic)75.22420.428
liberal (not conservative)75.223024.031
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)74.97826.251
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)74.643525.540
high IQ (not low IQ)74.563418.1289
minimalist (not pack rat)74.59524.035
kind (not cruel)74.449216.2201
English (not German)74.441426.321
scandalous (not proper)74.128224.1175
trolling (not triggered)73.57122.431
punk rock (not preppy)73.322921.826
rugged (not refined)73.323723.2199
human (not animalistic)73.148824.0188
edgy (not politically correct)73.030519.9183
🐒 (not 🐩)73.015426.332
open-minded (not close-minded)72.923821.9215
🤠 (not 🤑)72.827131.838
spontaneous (not deliberate)72.716728.1194
urban (not rural)72.640827.348
varied (not repetitive)72.44024.599
playful (not serious)72.320220.3216
circular (not linear)72.38729.720
confidential (not gossiping)72.246426.5220
indulgent (not sober)72.229320.5218
focused on the present (not focused on the future)72.112726.8216
feisty (not gracious)71.945825.0284
dominant (not submissive)71.853425.4185
hipster (not basic)71.88821.8183
introspective (not not introspective)71.827323.251
armoured (not vulnerable)71.640223.1216
sturdy (not flimsy)71.346527.030
guarded (not open)71.253727.1201
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)71.224531.535
self-destructive (not self-improving)71.229025.036
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)71.114627.523
romantic (not dispassionate)70.946528.825
young (not old)70.948021.1213
resolute (not wavering)70.941029.834
whippersnapper (not sage)70.915424.429
physical (not intellectual)70.418321.3190
poetic (not factual)70.116726.919
fresh (not stinky)70.051629.456
musical (not off-key)70.016125.330
coordinated (not clumsy)69.856728.1214
multicolored (not monochrome)69.722826.0100
mysterious (not unambiguous)69.326127.4216
democratic (not authoritarian)69.129427.8169
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.142121.6153
modern (not historical)68.834324.2155
👻 (not 🤖)68.622828.542
artistic (not scientific)68.329622.8179
extreme (not moderate)68.253024.5181
secretive (not open-book)68.048229.325
smooth (not rough)67.926327.5200
astonishing (not methodical)67.716327.9175
stylish (not slovenly)67.750526.3170
accepting (not judgemental)67.728426.2167
abstract (not concrete)67.520925.940
jock (not nerd)67.428723.0193
heathen (not devout)67.422826.4180
competitive (not cooperative)67.455327.0189
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)67.357129.634
cool (not dorky)67.041431.428
aloof (not obsessed)66.94028.9217
🐮 (not 🐷)66.817327.737
sleepy (not frenzied)66.82420.226
skeptical (not spiritual)66.763129.7194
unprepared (not hoarder)66.614026.3166
unassuming (not pretentious)66.617827.848
hedonist (not monastic)66.629232.918
assertive (not passive)66.569127.4189
loveable (not punchable)66.547128.031
ferocious (not pacifist)66.253224.9175
complicated (not simple)65.956429.6201
sarcastic (not genuine)65.936226.6198
go-getter (not slugabed)65.883827.421
transient (not permanent)65.715329.582
neurotypical (not autistic)65.472527.3153
thick-skinned (not sensitive)65.438426.0279
🤔 (not 🤫)65.133430.529
slacker (not workaholic)65.117526.195
arrogant (not humble)65.051025.9177
impatient (not patient)64.955428.184
captain (not first-mate)64.944435.0241
genius (not dunce)64.860722.4233
utilitarian (not decorative)64.651828.692
weird (not normal)64.650521.8192
flamboyant (not modest)64.638727.1212
intimate (not formal)64.633822.548
arcane (not mainstream)64.240826.0199
disreputable (not prestigious)64.122527.0162
avant-garde (not classical)64.125826.9108
lost (not enlightened)63.938222.023
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.554229.026
kinky (not vanilla)63.440123.6166
cunning (not honorable)63.335327.7237
whimsical (not rational)63.132826.7230
unpolished (not eloquent)62.732026.4272
nurturing (not poisonous)62.758021.794
reasonable (not deranged)62.751928.730
traumatized (not flourishing)62.757228.529
vengeful (not forgiving)62.647726.1174
bossy (not meek)62.572825.0193
ludicrous (not sensible)62.534226.4169
resistant (not resigned)62.475331.8201
equitable (not hypocritical)62.445426.4128
active (not slothful)62.293328.3198
🐴 (not 🦄)62.244927.034
😀 (not 😭)62.037330.639
private (not gregarious)61.957330.1205
extrovert (not introvert)61.856531.1180
alert (not oblivious)61.766124.432
suspicious (not trusting)61.454728.3191
cosmopolitan (not provincial)61.440729.6176
subjective (not objective)61.428829.088
straightforward (not cryptic)61.368929.7196
literary (not mathematical)61.253625.6159
plays hard (not works hard)61.128425.9187
driven (not unambitious)61.1106128.7185
direct (not roundabout)60.973131.0221
French (not Russian)60.953027.719
curious (not apathetic)60.773929.4179
lowbrow (not highbrow)60.623525.4203
compersive (not jealous)60.639127.0167
😜 (not 🤐)60.642433.025
lazy (not diligent)60.49926.4204
purple (not orange)60.236829.7144
industrial (not domestic)59.744430.295
oppressed (not privileged)59.528724.830
suspicious (not awkward)59.470426.1174
knowledgeable (not ignorant)59.479328.723
melee (not ranged)59.425935.726
📈 (not 📉)59.167033.735
lighthearted (not intense)59.026627.826
hard (not soft)58.760124.7198
juvenile (not mature)58.746422.8110
🧗 (not 🛌)58.767832.272
🥰 (not 🙃)58.649235.245
🥴 (not 🥳)58.652031.831
warm (not cold)58.557525.6187
exuberant (not subdued)58.461827.929
frugal (not lavish)58.355928.3185
imaginative (not practical)58.235629.8207
rude (not respectful)58.039925.8181
realist (not idealist)58.051132.6106
lustful (not chaste)57.959325.9170
moody (not stable)57.974327.4176
angelic (not demonic)57.862720.5188
overspender (not penny-pincher)57.741831.140
sad (not happy)57.666325.5209
wholesome (not salacious)57.661128.239
emotional (not logical)57.459527.2197
vague (not precise)57.424829.2149
libertarian (not socialist)57.353930.1173
feminist (not sexist)57.177322.235
😈 (not 😇)57.051127.446
tailor (not blacksmith)57.072826.331
social (not reclusive)56.961231.948
metaphorical (not literal)56.727328.2173
metrosexual (not macho)56.768324.722
joyful (not miserable)56.239424.838
empirical (not theoretical)56.159631.6174
specialist (not generalist)56.069833.397
optimistic (not pessimistic)55.953230.9192
dramatic (not no-nonsense)55.959230.998
hard (not soft)55.965227.1110
indiscreet (not tactful)55.930331.327
debased (not pure)55.752427.8196
vain (not demure)55.759227.2170
💪 (not 🧠)55.633327.334
🤣 (not 😊)55.641232.041
🐘 (not 🐀)55.454232.245
head@clouds (not down2earth)55.349430.5208
altruistic (not selfish)54.964625.6230
technophile (not luddite)54.550525.7172
experimental (not reliable)54.550230.428
loud (not quiet)54.363229.7218
chatty (not reserved)54.261931.1205
involved (not remote)54.295431.1178
work-first (not family-first)54.260530.8183
cheery (not sorrowful)53.944826.7213
impartial (not biased)53.919428.4166
crazy (not sane)53.962424.435
Roman (not Greek)53.953327.817
glad (not mad)53.848626.626
👟 (not 🥾)53.659133.543
moist (not dry)53.656628.224
civilized (not barbaric)53.387623.6186
sweet (not bitter)53.359725.8220
🦇 (not 🐿)52.752131.326
giggling (not chortling)52.738231.932
sunny (not gloomy)52.653225.616
disorganized (not self-disciplined)52.535230.4202
💝 (not 💔)52.563334.444
consistent (not variable)52.577526.48
foolish (not wise)52.451925.4219
real (not philosophical)52.489030.5163
🐐 (not 🦒)52.488434.943
cannibal (not vegan)52.459825.221
high-tech (not low-tech)52.359227.7211
fixable (not unfixable)52.177628.726
tasteful (not lewd)51.984328.4205
👽 (not 🤡)51.869629.830
depressed (not bright)51.757024.5176
complimentary (not insulting)51.668928.9110
unlucky (not fortunate)51.566332.4222
quarrelsome (not warm)51.371329.5186
nihilist (not existentialist)51.142729.299
fast-talking (not slow-talking)50.186927.514
expressive (not stoic)50.278129.4218
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.862929.4120

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Patrick Verona (0.862)
  2. Han Solo (0.829)
  3. Malcolm Reynolds (0.799)
  4. Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (0.79)
  5. Sirius Black (0.772)
  1. Mr. William Collins (-0.649)
  2. Peter (-0.618)
  3. Cyril Figgis (-0.585)
  4. Principal Skinner (-0.579)
  5. Cornelius Fudge (-0.565)

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. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.38)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.32)
  3. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.3)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.29)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.26)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.22)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.2)
  8. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.19)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.17)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.14)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.11)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.1)
  13. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.08)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.07)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.03)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.03)
  17. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.04)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.06)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.09)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.12)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.13)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.34)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.35)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.35)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.35)


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