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Ed Personality Statistics

Ed 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
high-tech (not low-tech)95.869.6192
playful (not serious)95.418.6208
creative (not conventional)94.926.9184
young (not old)94.818.3173
expressive (not stoic)94.7210.4195
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)94.71211.1204
open to new experinces (not uncreative)94.01110.7192
nerd (not jock)94.02910.1209
high IQ (not low IQ)94.05514.4278
extraordinary (not mundane)93.9910.7208
spontaneous (not scheduled)93.8912.0200
good-humored (not angry)93.7510.1163
😜 (not 🤐)93.439.527
playful (not shy)93.41510.1195
funny (not humorless)93.31110.7207
zany (not regular)93.2410.025
wild (not tame)93.11711.6174
curious (not apathetic)93.0412.4182
technophile (not luddite)92.9718.6186
cheery (not sorrowful)92.8311.7203
bright (not depressed)92.8211.2183
unorthodox (not traditional)92.3912.778
chaotic (not orderly)92.02112.2196
weird (not normal)91.91515.8210
head@clouds (not down2earth)91.9515.3187
modern (not historical)91.9513.3149
mischievous (not well behaved)91.84413.0176
joyful (not miserable)91.7611.635
multicolored (not monochrome)91.3614.595
loud (not quiet)91.13314.9178
soulful (not soulless)90.92614.193
😀 (not 😭)90.519.727
impulsive (not cautious)90.43313.8213
optimistic (not pessimistic)90.11115.2173
androgynous (not gendered)90.1114.290
bold (not serious)89.9611.6188
open-minded (not close-minded)89.91012.3203
flamboyant (not modest)89.73116.7175
persistent (not quitter)89.718112.035
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)89.71111.239
flexible (not rigid)89.6212.5195
abstract (not concrete)89.5613.030
lenient (not strict)89.41312.6178
genius (not dunce)89.44615.2213
messy (not neat)89.41912.8154
relaxed (not tense)89.3617.9186
sweet (not bitter)89.21712.3177
outlaw (not sheriff)89.13712.6190
spontaneous (not deliberate)89.01315.9185
juvenile (not mature)89.02313.4103
accepting (not judgemental)88.71313.4147
rebellious (not obedient)88.68914.1190
warm (not cold)88.53313.9194
egalitarian (not racist)88.58212.823
emancipated (not enslaved)88.11314.9178
💝 (not 💔)87.7713.029
happy (not sad)87.5915.0194
avant-garde (not classical)87.5317.095
specialist (not generalist)87.5315.695
kind (not cruel)87.410816.2202
backdoor (not official)87.43117.7203
whimsical (not rational)87.33118.3201
confident (not insecure)87.17916.4184
scruffy (not manicured)87.04615.9205
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)87.01013.128
extreme (not moderate)86.98614.5216
wholesome (not salacious)86.93012.819
imaginative (not practical)86.71417.4181
crazy (not sane)86.63312.024
interesting (not tiresome)86.63418.6174
🦄 (not 🐴)86.62719.336
chatty (not reserved)86.48719.6192
nonpolitical (not political)86.3620.9181
ludicrous (not sensible)86.32617.1185
mathematical (not literary)86.01717.4172
💃 (not 🧕)85.96811.147
thin (not thick)85.81423.1157
intellectual (not physical)85.611019.5158
fast (not slow)85.65918.5208
pure (not debased)85.52718.3182
bold (not shy)85.427419.6174
resourceful (not helpless)85.019816.5105
🌟 (not 💩)85.010819.520
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.86120.8195
poor (not rich)84.72018.2168
charismatic (not uninspiring)84.612017.6267
glad (not mad)84.52523.139
liberal (not conservative)84.44412.834
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.32916.628
short (not tall)84.14918.2224
deviant (not average)84.16817.7159
loyal (not traitorous)83.927517.4200
crafty (not scholarly)83.35420.1209
unassuming (not pretentious)83.21223.329
hipster (not basic)83.11718.0179
🧠 (not 💪)83.114825.235
impatient (not patient)82.911819.080
🐒 (not 🐩)82.92424.243
transient (not permanent)82.6420.969
unpolished (not eloquent)82.33921.6264
goof-off (not studious)82.36927.127
child free (not pronatalist)82.16423.6155
competent (not incompetent)81.829821.4168
spicy (not mild)81.712820.2191
gregarious (not private)81.64820.2191
idealist (not realist)81.54722.898
intimate (not formal)81.52015.536
industrial (not domestic)81.22916.878
arcane (not mainstream)81.26927.6214
active (not slothful)81.127323.0175
rugged (not refined)80.58223.3186
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.44724.8176
feisty (not gracious)80.118523.9286
disorganized (not self-disciplined)79.76422.9193
autistic (not neurotypical)79.4724.2205
brave (not careful)79.113021.3177
🐿 (not 🦇)79.17824.333
scandalous (not proper)79.015123.3164
first-mate (not captain)78.714421.5189
decisive (not hesitant)78.524522.7176
night owl (not morning lark)78.515724.7154
independent (not codependent)78.320324.6201
pack rat (not minimalist)78.23329.933
open (not guarded)78.23224.3199
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)78.07422.123
instinctual (not reasoned)77.812226.0206
treasure (not trash)77.735721.123
innocent (not worldly)77.64024.7185
heroic (not villainous)77.632118.7181
astonishing (not methodical)77.43126.7170
soft (not hard)77.49821.0100
outsider (not insider)77.17728.4147
🧢 (not 🎩)77.111928.125
compersive (not jealous)76.95921.3158
awkward (not suspicious)76.96921.0180
🤠 (not 🤑)76.611727.727
varied (not repetitive)76.51224.466
genuine (not sarcastic)76.313827.0183
forgiving (not vengeful)75.813621.6182
soft (not hard)75.89820.9192
deranged (not reasonable)75.711119.629
democratic (not authoritarian)75.610125.0156
chaste (not lustful)75.65828.0150
trusting (not suspicious)75.57523.6162
extrovert (not introvert)75.319927.9175
anarchist (not statist)75.310124.245
street-smart (not sheltered)75.327827.6158
orange (not purple)75.25628.1183
edgy (not politically correct)74.920721.8188
conspiracist (not sheeple)74.918823.8155
healthy (not sickly)74.832024.1205
plays hard (not works hard)74.79823.6165
pro (not noob)74.737829.030
indulgent (not sober)74.718427.7174
equitable (not hypocritical)74.712719.776
🥳 (not 🥴)74.53829.426
👟 (not 🥾)74.310531.938
leisurely (not hurried)74.29229.5191
fortunate (not unlucky)73.96725.5165
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)73.617529.8170
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.118429.387
resistant (not resigned)72.825624.9150
cunning (not honorable)72.417828.3186
oblivious (not alert)72.38723.829
🐀 (not 🐘)72.29731.655
feminist (not sexist)72.234519.729
📈 (not 📉)71.814426.430
warm (not quarrelsome)71.515127.5180
focused on the present (not focused on the future)71.311731.8204
beautiful (not ugly)71.348123.783
heathen (not devout)71.313325.5184
atheist (not theist)71.221526.098
barbaric (not civilized)71.09923.6192
cryptic (not straightforward)70.26531.9179
🤣 (not 😊)70.212133.130
animalistic (not human)70.07723.4181
altruistic (not selfish)69.926623.7172
queer (not straight)69.75124.280
🤔 (not 🤫)69.614233.228
scientific (not artistic)69.328627.6199
hoarder (not unprepared)67.921728.8163
important (not irrelevant)67.954927.147
hedonist (not monastic)67.121724.020
nurturing (not poisonous)66.736424.668
go-getter (not slugabed)66.758226.627
moody (not stable)66.641126.8205
impartial (not biased)66.43229.7149
slovenly (not stylish)66.014329.7211
bookish (not sporty)65.943130.7198
🥰 (not 🙃)65.921637.449
kinky (not vanilla)65.126931.9177
mysterious (not unambiguous)65.124933.4214
social (not reclusive)65.029730.745
complimentary (not insulting)64.531427.1102
😎 (not 🧐)64.429038.919
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.214131.3198
vague (not precise)64.211232.2155
unpatriotic (not patriotic)64.26030.631
disarming (not creepy)64.051126.479
rude (not respectful)63.924423.8198
driven (not unambitious)63.973430.3187
dorky (not cool)63.726630.230
legit (not scrub)63.755428.749
🧗 (not 🛌)63.639032.038
master (not apprentice)63.150630.391
overspender (not penny-pincher)62.922928.255
clumsy (not coordinated)62.819229.1175
attractive (not repulsive)62.457721.6161
individualist (not communal)62.140433.894
drop out (not valedictorian)62.022134.530
cooperative (not competitive)61.822132.1181
demure (not vain)61.827128.2169
inspiring (not cringeworthy)61.638327.897
existentialist (not nihilist)61.635331.984
disreputable (not prestigious)59.723530.4144
subjective (not objective)59.528029.278
gossiping (not confidential)59.226030.9204
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)59.128736.742
metaphorical (not literal)58.817134.8213
assertive (not passive)58.863730.9187
rough (not smooth)58.732432.3192
stinky (not fresh)58.719825.833
foolish (not wise)58.429725.6200
family-first (not work-first)58.336032.2184
🤺 (not 🏌)58.361133.135
thick-skinned (not sensitive)58.142427.9231
roundabout (not direct)57.916332.8144
skeptical (not spiritual)57.663032.5167
charming (not trusting)57.543232.2149
dominant (not submissive)57.459429.7159
frugal (not lavish)57.045231.1163
awkward (not charming)56.728031.9194
vulnerable (not armoured)56.426127.0193
angelic (not demonic)56.348827.8173
calm (not anxious)56.232230.9199
not introspective (not introspective)56.220531.544
🤖 (not 👻)56.234739.526
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)56.041232.433
theoretical (not empirical)55.916833.9179
logical (not emotional)55.535728.8152
🐷 (not 🐮)55.226430.848
pacifist (not ferocious)55.130728.3175
resolute (not wavering)54.866632.120
feminine (not masculine)54.735717.3210
🤡 (not 👽)54.734432.029
diligent (not lazy)54.681429.2173
😬 (not 😏)54.634434.527
builder (not explorer)54.542735.6206
lewd (not tasteful)54.430328.1159
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')54.423332.6162
indiscreet (not tactful)54.425434.721
humble (not arrogant)54.134832.0175
bossy (not meek)53.667429.2176
puny (not mighty)53.423532.2206
🦒 (not 🐐)52.820935.043
involved (not remote)52.772032.0194
complicated (not simple)52.564535.5192
slacker (not workaholic)52.521928.296
deep (not shallow)52.161123.428
obsessed (not aloof)51.870137.3165
libertarian (not socialist)51.862934.2151
😇 (not 😈)51.849732.337
utilitarian (not decorative)51.764933.695
western (not eastern)51.574334.449
urban (not rural)51.469437.042
beta (not alpha)51.336534.0146
provincial (not cosmopolitan)51.045332.9162
real (not philosophical)50.770433.7161

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. George Weasley (0.821)
  2. Jake Peralta (0.789)
  3. Stitch (0.783)
  4. Phoebe Buffay (0.781)
  5. Goh Peik Lin (0.779)
  1. James Norrington (-0.653)
  2. Principal Skinner (-0.621)
  3. Petunia Dursley (-0.613)
  4. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.606)
  5. Cornelius Fudge (-0.604)

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 5 (r = 0.57)
  2. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.55)
  3. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.53)
  4. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.53)
  5. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.52)
  6. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.51)
  7. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.51)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.49)
  9. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.48)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.47)
  11. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.45)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.43)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.43)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.42)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.41)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.33)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.3)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.01)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.02)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.02)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.07)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.07)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.1)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.15)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.2)


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