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Ed Descriptive 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. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 1,750 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
😜 (not 🤐)96.057.751
high-tech (not low-tech)95.4710.6231
gamer (not non-gamer)95.138.0149
expressive (not monotone)95.097.654
playful (not serious)94.968.8243
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)94.82010.7226
vibrant (not geriatric)94.847.931
creative (not conventional)94.757.4216
young (not old)94.738.2197
freelance (not corporate)94.6109.345
twitchy (not still)94.538.0154
open to new experinces (not uncreative)94.3169.5219
expressive (not stoic)94.2711.4219
spontaneous (not scheduled)93.92011.4243
playful (not shy)93.7299.9208
extraordinary (not mundane)93.71211.3237
nerd (not jock)93.65010.6237
funny (not humorless)93.51510.4235
high IQ (not low IQ)93.39815.8302
cheery (not sorrowful)93.0711.3229
curious (not apathetic)93.0412.1211
wild (not tame)93.03011.0214
joyful (not miserable)92.91010.570
technophile (not luddite)92.8718.0205
good-humored (not angry)92.81211.4196
chaotic (not orderly)92.62611.9216
bright (not depressed)92.4411.2202
asexual (not sexual)92.4414.3154
unorthodox (not traditional)92.12112.794
quirky (not predictable)91.9416.222
weird (not normal)91.82315.5237
summer (not winter)91.8159.431
multicolored (not monochrome)91.41114.5123
sunny (not gloomy)91.41812.136
head@clouds (not down2earth)91.31116.2209
modern (not historical)91.0715.2159
ADHD (not OCD)91.0109.3126
loud (not quiet)90.97314.7203
zany (not regular)90.71818.454
impulsive (not cautious)90.55513.8240
soulful (not soulless)90.36613.9124
lenient (not strict)90.21412.1205
optimistic (not pessimistic)90.13014.7195
mischievous (not well behaved)90.010414.8203
flexible (not rigid)89.9212.5217
juvenile (not mature)89.83412.8140
exuberant (not subdued)89.82715.443
egalitarian (not racist)89.710311.849
open-minded (not close-minded)89.62013.3221
spontaneous (not deliberate)89.51715.4200
bold (not serious)89.41611.2226
😀 (not 😭)89.4613.659
relaxed (not tense)89.3617.8201
outlaw (not sheriff)89.26212.9207
trolling (not triggered)88.9212.940
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)88.8915.158
messy (not neat)88.73813.0182
freak (not normie)88.73415.5133
loveable (not punchable)88.63820.242
genius (not dunce)88.68217.1253
sweet (not bitter)88.53914.1200
androgynous (not gendered)88.4119.0109
folksy (not presidential)88.3713.148
random (not pointed)88.21817.3150
flamboyant (not modest)88.16418.0221
fast-talking (not slow-talking)88.05014.846
accepting (not judgemental)87.92814.7171
warm (not cold)87.96514.1234
happy (not sad)87.81914.6233
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)87.65218.175
kind (not cruel)87.418816.0229
emancipated (not enslaved)87.42514.8203
💃 (not 🧕)87.410212.876
rebellious (not obedient)87.217915.7215
specialist (not generalist)87.2415.8116
fantastical (not realistic)87.24815.3159
whimsical (not rational)87.14318.3225
liberal (not conservative)87.04814.065
extreme (not moderate)86.914115.7249
scruffy (not manicured)86.96816.3225
loose (not tight)86.61716.641
🦄 (not 🐴)86.64721.065
confident (not insecure)86.513617.7208
imaginative (not practical)86.54117.4206
avant-garde (not classical)86.5916.9119
chatty (not reserved)86.314819.4206
interesting (not tiresome)86.27819.0191
thin (not thick)86.21621.9179
abstract (not concrete)86.22320.665
resourceful (not helpless)85.828917.2132
persistent (not quitter)85.856118.259
spelunker (not claustrophobic)85.81119.338
💝 (not 💔)85.74114.748
comedic (not dramatic)85.61219.9164
intellectual (not physical)85.517220.2184
mathematical (not literary)85.53318.6196
backdoor (not official)85.56420.1215
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.521122.252
lighthearted (not intense)85.41420.442
bold (not shy)85.346219.8195
nonpolitical (not political)85.3922.1198
ludicrous (not sensible)85.34918.2198
blissful (not haunted)85.3719.1154
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.219517.2287
crazy (not sane)85.27613.348
fast (not slow)85.111719.1228
pure (not debased)84.95018.5204
short (not tall)84.87118.2235
experimental (not reliable)84.86418.947
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)84.83018.1132
poor (not rich)84.74118.5175
ambitious (not realistic)84.510019.5143
one-faced (not two-faced)84.515523.8157
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.48120.3217
punk rock (not preppy)84.311817.448
hipster (not basic)84.22018.5214
deviant (not average)84.110618.1196
crafty (not scholarly)84.16419.8233
variable (not consistent)84.11319.943
dog person (not cat person)84.06124.155
🧠 (not 💪)83.924822.462
loyal (not traitorous)83.649917.8211
impatient (not patient)83.519017.2109
goof-off (not studious)83.410824.556
chill (not offended)83.32921.444
wholesome (not salacious)83.212022.641
🐒 (not 🐩)82.34325.568
giggling (not chortling)82.11325.247
active (not slothful)82.041721.8209
🎃 (not 💀)81.94524.8130
intimate (not formal)81.73915.976
🎨 (not 🏀)81.728822.9155
competent (not incompetent)81.648721.4186
child free (not pronatalist)81.510924.3172
unpolished (not eloquent)81.57522.2279
🌟 (not 💩)81.435625.549
gregarious (not private)81.48120.7219
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.414122.650
idealist (not realist)81.39022.9114
circular (not linear)81.2919.042
tardy (not on-time)81.18820.0136
arcane (not mainstream)81.08528.1229
natural-talent (not hard-work)80.61624.9149
spicy (not mild)80.526221.7225
metrosexual (not macho)80.48020.843
naive (not paranoid)80.43122.464
interrupting (not attentive)80.215122.7175
protagonist (not antagonist)80.033525.631
scandalous (not proper)79.723222.6180
disorganized (not self-disciplined)79.610023.9214
rugged (not refined)79.614723.9205
motivated (not unmotivated)79.480122.670
interested (not bored)79.318925.3130
autistic (not neurotypical)79.2924.4213
knowledgeable (not ignorant)79.143026.749
night owl (not morning lark)79.125724.1181
flower child (not goth)79.127524.431
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)79.08526.4197
transient (not permanent)79.01824.186
feisty (not gracious)78.833324.8317
brave (not careful)78.625321.1198
first-mate (not captain)78.522220.8203
epic (not deep)78.45521.3143
muddy (not washed)78.37420.556
innocent (not worldly)78.16524.2213
pro (not noob)78.153528.754
🤠 (not 🤑)78.118528.043
open (not guarded)77.85925.0222
unassuming (not pretentious)77.84825.950
🧢 (not 🎩)77.818628.648
not genocidal (not genocidal)77.743228.353
independent (not codependent)77.637124.5213
flourishing (not traumatized)77.52426.444
astonishing (not methodical)77.06027.1201
decisive (not hesitant)77.043724.2201
compersive (not jealous)76.99620.9174
industrial (not domestic)76.98221.199
bad-cook (not good-cook)76.913723.9126
glad (not mad)76.713131.359
forgiving (not vengeful)76.720920.8191
heroic (not villainous)76.759018.9196
extrovert (not introvert)76.532026.9193
soft (not hard)76.519022.5113
instinctual (not reasoned)76.425026.5218
exhibitionist (not bashful)76.123225.9120
chaste (not lustful)76.17127.1173
ranged (not melee)76.14024.442
genuine (not sarcastic)75.921628.4220
street-smart (not sheltered)75.843527.3173
awkward (not suspicious)75.612422.5197
orange (not purple)75.59128.1212
soft (not hard)75.520020.7211
outsider (not insider)75.315530.2163
🐿 (not 🦇)75.325929.461
healthy (not sickly)75.250824.0229
trusting (not suspicious)75.215324.2190
📈 (not 📉)75.114227.452
plays hard (not works hard)74.916324.1200
treasure (not trash)74.973427.460
conspiracist (not sheeple)74.732924.5176
anarchist (not statist)74.719026.562
democratic (not authoritarian)74.617326.3179
fortunate (not unlucky)74.611724.5191
edgy (not politically correct)74.631622.5207
believable (not poorly-written)74.463822.035
chivalrous (not businesslike)74.416923.137
leisurely (not hurried)74.311529.8203
reassuring (not fearmongering)74.227525.160
indulgent (not sober)74.130828.3194
badass (not weakass)74.171524.5126
feminist (not sexist)73.859920.553
🐀 (not 🐘)73.813030.188
generous (not stingy)73.739223.4132
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)73.743830.036
equitable (not hypocritical)73.520221.4113
innocent (not jaded)73.513021.926
varied (not repetitive)73.44525.797
pack rat (not minimalist)73.311229.570
beautiful (not ugly)73.185524.2100
resistant (not resigned)72.943825.4192
queer (not straight)72.99124.097
efficient (not overprepared)72.826025.346
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)72.229430.8175
hedonist (not monastic)72.019017.938
atheist (not theist)71.836326.3111
😎 (not 🧐)71.536934.046
gullible (not cynical)71.516922.355
warm (not quarrelsome)71.425727.7213
analysis (not common sense)71.430226.166
cunning (not honorable)71.330129.0239
devoted (not unfaithful)71.398826.129
heathen (not devout)71.320125.0201
barbaric (not civilized)71.118123.7210
overachiever (not underachiever)71.181228.8147
🥳 (not 🥴)71.113632.353
moist (not dry)71.015923.527
air (not earth)70.86932.1153
dramatic (not no-nonsense)70.737430.3108
deranged (not reasonable)70.728623.655
radical (not centrist)70.725731.458
touchy-feely (not distant)70.726128.558
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.318931.8240
cocky (not timid)70.371124.646
gatherer (not hunter)70.232529.841
important (not irrelevant)70.194626.873
scientific (not artistic)70.043928.0237
frenzied (not sleepy)69.973225.733
oblivious (not alert)69.818724.852
grateful (not entitled)69.833125.3125
animalistic (not human)69.712123.1198
opinionated (not jealous)69.769628.447
whippersnapper (not sage)69.718634.243
cryptic (not straightforward)69.310932.8197
fire (not water)69.057832.4153
altruistic (not selfish)68.750525.0206
rhythmic (not stuttering)68.171929.854
perceptive (not unobservant)68.199528.138
🥰 (not 🙃)68.035038.373
👟 (not 🥾)68.035534.962
🤣 (not 😊)67.626136.762
hoarder (not unprepared)67.641029.1184
go-getter (not slugabed)67.6102525.946
legit (not scrub)67.284828.362
🥵 (not 🥶)67.234328.7100
emotional (not unemotional)67.078223.631
bookish (not sporty)66.973130.1216
dorky (not cool)66.739331.551
slovenly (not stylish)66.624529.4225
unpatriotic (not patriotic)66.59030.753
exaggerating (not factual)66.548930.0155
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.439032.6226
moody (not stable)66.271327.3223
🤔 (not 🤫)66.134934.741
plastic (not wooden)66.014228.534
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)65.925526.247
🧗 (not 🛌)65.765333.368
cheesy (not chic)65.646932.444
impartial (not biased)65.55430.3172
indie (not pop)65.559834.953
love-focused (not money-focused)65.482131.125
princess (not queen)65.228232.128
nurturing (not poisonous)65.068724.391
disarming (not creepy)65.084026.8100
blacksmith (not tailor)64.733530.941
clean (not perverted)64.779530.6133
clumsy (not coordinated)64.431928.5189
prideful (not envious)64.291521.748
Greek (not Roman)64.110830.336
overspender (not penny-pincher)64.138329.475
vague (not precise)63.917932.6178
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.962821.447
driven (not unambitious)63.8130330.7203
complimentary (not insulting)63.758827.7122
proactive (not reactive)63.520731.431
always down (not picky)63.320633.950
rude (not respectful)63.240424.5221
kinky (not vanilla)63.151532.4196
lowbrow (not highbrow)63.022331.8209
enlightened (not lost)63.041132.248
rustic (not cultured)63.031433.431
social (not reclusive)62.858633.675
long-winded (not concise)62.834931.329
indiscreet (not tactful)62.724235.246
open-book (not secretive)62.531033.748
master (not apprentice)62.485931.6107
oppressed (not privileged)62.332021.443
romantic (not dispassionate)62.387128.044
cooperative (not competitive)62.235331.1196
giving (not receiving)62.275826.552
🤺 (not 🏌)61.994833.060
attractive (not repulsive)61.8105221.0182
flimsy (not sturdy)61.427731.457
drop out (not valedictorian)61.339633.569
demure (not vain)61.249328.2185
chosen one (not everyman)61.162331.858
doer (not thinker)61.080732.1161
individualist (not communal)60.972533.5111
vintage (not trendy)60.894631.4147
existentialist (not nihilist)60.571132.2100
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)60.547537.874
subjective (not objective)60.238430.789
rough (not smooth)59.854631.7209
French (not Russian)59.871231.134
hypochondriac (not stoic)59.735232.224
disreputable (not prestigious)59.636430.5156
inspiring (not cringeworthy)59.675728.7107
lover (not fighter)59.559630.6133
not introspective (not introspective)59.027534.470
stubborn (not accommodating)59.0109931.7128
family-first (not work-first)58.868231.9207
thrifty (not extravagant)58.863336.237
flirtatious (not prudish)58.872227.534
dominant (not submissive)58.698629.4182
metaphorical (not literal)58.630734.5229
foolish (not wise)58.549627.2228
roundabout (not direct)58.525432.6161
assertive (not passive)58.5107330.5200
skeptical (not spiritual)58.4104831.6184
stinky (not fresh)58.334529.055
resolute (not wavering)58.2103231.239
🐷 (not 🐮)58.233730.466
😏 (not 😬)58.271537.462
English (not German)58.2134527.134
frugal (not lavish)57.972131.0182
gossiping (not confidential)57.942330.5238
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.671028.1253
ironic (not profound)57.461131.0127
charming (not trusting)57.370432.7168
off-key (not musical)57.171037.344
vulnerable (not armoured)56.744627.1216
oxymoron (not tautology)56.674632.822
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.559329.839
awkward (not charming)56.447431.9226
factual (not poetic)56.480931.638
angelic (not demonic)56.385128.8188
Pepsi (not Coke)56.239236.0113
frank (not sugarcoated)56.1118634.560
theoretical (not empirical)55.834033.1186
vegan (not cannibal)55.775929.543
bad boy (not white knight)55.657227.547
logical (not emotional)55.564630.6171
humble (not arrogant)55.562031.8201
🐐 (not 🦒)55.3100433.857
😇 (not 😈)55.279035.058
🤡 (not 👽)55.156234.043
calm (not anxious)55.055031.2207
🤖 (not 👻)54.963939.947
demanding (not unchallenging)54.4127635.3135
high standards (not desperate)54.398024.4125
neutral (not opinionated)54.114032.0144
builder (not explorer)54.070935.7233
pacifist (not ferocious)53.856629.4201
western (not eastern)53.8120234.659
feminine (not masculine)53.764717.6244
slacker (not workaholic)53.534528.4119
self-improving (not self-destructive)53.566531.737
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.451332.7171
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)53.480132.953
puny (not mighty)53.340132.5236
never cries (not often crying)53.291433.027
contrarian (not yes-man)53.0102933.125
lewd (not tasteful)52.950327.8187
diligent (not lazy)52.9145529.3185
involved (not remote)52.9127832.6207
machiavellian (not transparent)52.876533.745
beta (not alpha)52.658633.8162
unfixable (not fixable)52.356931.138
real (not philosophical)52.1114234.3186
aloof (not obsessed)52.036236.7188
deep (not shallow)51.6111626.378
Italian (not Swedish)51.588733.232
serene (not pensive)51.521331.8118
urban (not rural)51.4121036.370
rock (not rap)51.3147732.658
libertarian (not socialist)51.1106334.5174
bossy (not meek)51.0120329.1209
complicated (not simple)50.9119735.3208
psychopath (not empath)50.264432.0133
provincial (not cosmopolitan)50.379532.4184
decorative (not utilitarian)50.557233.7116

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

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 (0.816)
  2. Jake Peralta (0.782)
  3. Goh Peik Lin (0.78)
  4. Pinkie Pie (0.778)
  5. Stitch (0.777)
  6. Lilo Pelekai (0.775)
  7. Phoebe Buffay (0.773)
  8. Maxwell Klinger (0.753)
  9. Dustin Henderson (0.743)
  10. Shawn Spencer (0.736)
  1. James Norrington (-0.63)
  2. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.6)
  3. Principal Skinner (-0.596)
  4. Jim Burns (-0.579)
  5. Petunia Dursley (-0.577)
  6. Jack Crawford (-0.573)
  7. Ashley Wilkes (-0.57)
  8. Marge Thompson (-0.566)
  9. Cornelius Fudge (-0.563)
  10. Ervin Burrell (-0.563)

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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Notes

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