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Ed Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 2,000 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 🤐)96.347.554
high-tech (not low-tech)95.5710.5235
expressive (not monotone)95.2147.560
gamer (not non-gamer)95.148.0151
playful (not serious)95.048.8245
vibrant (not geriatric)95.047.538
freelance (not corporate)94.9109.148
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)94.82010.7230
creative (not conventional)94.767.4216
young (not old)94.788.2200
twitchy (not still)94.249.5157
open to new experinces (not uncreative)94.1209.6223
expressive (not stoic)94.0811.5224
spontaneous (not scheduled)94.02211.4246
extraordinary (not mundane)93.81111.3240
playful (not shy)93.7329.8212
nerd (not jock)93.65710.7240
funny (not humorless)93.61710.3239
cheery (not sorrowful)93.1811.2235
high IQ (not low IQ)93.111616.0306
curious (not apathetic)93.0612.0213
wild (not tame)92.93311.0217
technophile (not luddite)92.8717.9210
good-humored (not angry)92.71811.4201
joyful (not miserable)92.71310.571
chaotic (not orderly)92.62811.9219
asexual (not sexual)92.4614.3155
bright (not depressed)92.3511.3204
unorthodox (not traditional)92.22312.697
summer (not winter)92.0158.839
weird (not normal)91.72615.5241
multicolored (not monochrome)91.41614.4126
quirky (not predictable)91.4815.532
head@clouds (not down2earth)91.31116.1215
sunny (not gloomy)91.12912.039
ADHD (not OCD)91.0119.3128
loud (not quiet)90.88214.6209
modern (not historical)90.7915.8162
zany (not regular)90.61618.256
impulsive (not cautious)90.46614.1246
lenient (not strict)90.31512.2210
soulful (not soulless)90.28313.9126
optimistic (not pessimistic)90.14114.7195
trolling (not triggered)90.1211.757
mischievous (not well behaved)89.912414.7206
flexible (not rigid)89.8412.4226
juvenile (not mature)89.83912.7144
spontaneous (not deliberate)89.62115.3203
open-minded (not close-minded)89.62313.2226
exuberant (not subdued)89.63215.146
😀 (not 😭)89.5713.560
loveable (not punchable)89.53619.148
outlaw (not sheriff)89.37112.8212
bold (not serious)89.21711.5234
relaxed (not tense)89.1918.2209
messy (not neat)88.84013.0187
androgynous (not gendered)88.8118.8113
genius (not dunce)88.610517.1255
sweet (not bitter)88.55013.9206
freak (not normie)88.54215.6139
egalitarian (not racist)88.320813.661
folksy (not presidential)88.31113.053
flamboyant (not modest)88.27117.9224
random (not pointed)88.21817.1153
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)88.01817.461
happy (not sad)87.92314.6238
spelunker (not claustrophobic)87.9718.149
fast-talking (not slow-talking)87.96214.747
warm (not cold)87.78314.1237
loose (not tight)87.61416.245
emancipated (not enslaved)87.62414.8207
accepting (not judgemental)87.64115.2174
kind (not cruel)87.522316.0231
specialist (not generalist)87.4515.8118
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)87.47017.389
💃 (not 🧕)87.312512.781
fantastical (not realistic)87.35115.3160
whimsical (not rational)87.24618.2230
liberal (not conservative)87.25913.972
rebellious (not obedient)87.121915.6225
🦄 (not 🐴)87.15420.272
extreme (not moderate)87.016015.6251
scruffy (not manicured)86.87616.3230
abstract (not concrete)86.62320.567
chatty (not reserved)86.516919.3210
avant-garde (not classical)86.4916.7123
confident (not insecure)86.415317.7211
imaginative (not practical)86.44817.5208
interesting (not tiresome)86.29618.9192
thin (not thick)86.22221.8181
resourceful (not helpless)85.932617.1138
comedic (not dramatic)85.61819.9164
backdoor (not official)85.66520.0218
intellectual (not physical)85.519320.0189
nonpolitical (not political)85.51221.9203
crazy (not sane)85.58213.555
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)85.525222.962
bold (not shy)85.452019.7197
charismatic (not uninspiring)85.420917.0295
fast (not slow)85.312418.9232
mathematical (not literary)85.34018.9206
blissful (not haunted)85.3519.0158
ludicrous (not sensible)85.25118.3202
pure (not debased)85.06118.5205
variable (not consistent)84.91218.949
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)84.94018.1133
persistent (not quitter)84.973317.773
experimental (not reliable)84.96819.663
short (not tall)84.88517.7283
poor (not rich)84.85218.4179
🧠 (not 💪)84.826622.066
one-faced (not two-faced)84.816723.6160
punk rock (not preppy)84.713216.853
self-assured (not self-conscious)84.68820.1224
💝 (not 💔)84.66215.550
ambitious (not realistic)84.412719.4148
hipster (not basic)84.33018.3221
deviant (not average)84.311118.0200
chill (not offended)84.33221.047
crafty (not scholarly)84.17819.8234
lighthearted (not intense)83.82624.353
loyal (not traitorous)83.560017.7214
goof-off (not studious)83.511623.761
impatient (not patient)83.322517.1111
dog person (not cat person)83.38125.461
protagonist (not antagonist)82.329223.553
🐒 (not 🐩)82.34625.469
active (not slothful)82.150021.9215
🎃 (not 💀)82.15024.6133
🌟 (not 💩)82.040724.952
intimate (not formal)81.94715.977
competent (not incompetent)81.855421.3189
🎨 (not 🏀)81.734322.9157
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.615723.457
child free (not pronatalist)81.612024.2174
unpolished (not eloquent)81.67622.2281
idealist (not realist)81.310322.9114
tardy (not on-time)81.39119.9140
flower child (not goth)81.226022.149
arcane (not mainstream)81.19627.8234
gregarious (not private)80.89721.1225
natural-talent (not hard-work)80.62124.8156
metrosexual (not macho)80.49521.951
giggling (not chortling)80.42227.151
naive (not paranoid)80.44321.868
wholesome (not salacious)80.321525.247
spicy (not mild)80.231122.0226
circular (not linear)79.91620.852
disorganized (not self-disciplined)79.911023.8220
scandalous (not proper)79.925122.5183
interrupting (not attentive)79.917423.3179
rugged (not refined)79.716623.5212
interested (not bored)79.623225.2132
motivated (not unmotivated)79.497322.372
muddy (not washed)79.37319.568
night owl (not morning lark)79.329123.9185
🤠 (not 🤑)79.220027.152
autistic (not neurotypical)79.11324.3217
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)79.110926.6205
knowledgeable (not ignorant)79.150225.554
transient (not permanent)79.11924.088
feisty (not gracious)78.837124.7321
first-mate (not captain)78.825520.6210
brave (not careful)78.629121.0200
ranged (not melee)78.52723.363
🧢 (not 🎩)78.420428.350
epic (not deep)78.36421.2147
pro (not noob)78.361427.963
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.152928.254
unassuming (not pretentious)78.06126.359
open (not guarded)77.97224.9224
flourishing (not traumatized)77.82526.245
innocent (not worldly)77.58324.5217
independent (not codependent)77.244024.8215
astonishing (not methodical)77.07227.0203
forgiving (not vengeful)76.826320.7194
heroic (not villainous)76.870118.8200
decisive (not hesitant)76.852124.2203
compersive (not jealous)76.812820.8176
bad-cook (not good-cook)76.715224.2128
extrovert (not introvert)76.636626.7199
moist (not dry)76.68221.342
exhibitionist (not bashful)76.525125.6124
instinctual (not reasoned)76.228926.8221
chaste (not lustful)76.19327.0174
street-smart (not sheltered)75.949727.3174
soft (not hard)75.923522.5119
📈 (not 📉)75.817127.158
genuine (not sarcastic)75.827128.5227
orange (not purple)75.511528.1212
soft (not hard)75.523920.7212
innocent (not jaded)75.512820.932
industrial (not domestic)75.411923.4105
anarchist (not statist)75.421925.768
chivalrous (not businesslike)75.217222.546
trusting (not suspicious)75.117124.1193
awkward (not suspicious)75.114822.9201
healthy (not sickly)75.159524.0233
outsider (not insider)75.017630.3168
believable (not poorly-written)75.069821.837
fortunate (not unlucky)74.712924.5192
plays hard (not works hard)74.717924.2204
edgy (not politically correct)74.635922.3212
conspiracist (not sheeple)74.637424.3179
side character (not main character)74.536023.920
pack rat (not minimalist)74.411328.881
leisurely (not hurried)74.413429.7206
democratic (not authoritarian)74.321726.6185
badass (not weakass)74.383324.3129
hedonist (not monastic)74.015217.247
feminist (not sexist)74.071420.658
efficient (not overprepared)73.825324.264
varied (not repetitive)73.84525.5100
🐿 (not 🦇)73.735529.970
generous (not stingy)73.746623.1136
indulgent (not sober)73.536828.6198
equitable (not hypocritical)73.525821.2116
glad (not mad)73.521933.273
queer (not straight)73.312423.999
🐀 (not 🐘)73.317130.893
treasure (not trash)73.295928.365
resistant (not resigned)73.051425.4194
beautiful (not ugly)72.9102223.6106
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)72.855729.049
deranged (not reasonable)72.729823.170
gullible (not cynical)72.617322.358
🥳 (not 🥴)72.414231.461
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)72.333530.8176
reassuring (not fearmongering)72.240926.864
analysis (not common sense)71.934526.671
devoted (not unfaithful)71.9115024.144
atheist (not theist)71.743826.2114
warm (not quarrelsome)71.631327.9221
frenzied (not sleepy)71.474626.147
cunning (not honorable)71.234329.0240
overachiever (not underachiever)71.294528.6149
air (not earth)71.08031.8156
radical (not centrist)71.030931.762
heathen (not devout)70.924125.3205
dramatic (not no-nonsense)70.943130.0110
🤣 (not 😊)70.822035.770
perceptive (not unobservant)70.8107829.449
emotional (not unemotional)70.878524.644
whippersnapper (not sage)70.718932.954
barbaric (not civilized)70.620924.3216
touchy-feely (not distant)70.631228.361
opinionated (not jealous)70.575828.151
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.222131.8246
important (not irrelevant)70.1112726.873
love-focused (not money-focused)70.184030.344
scientific (not artistic)70.051727.9241
😎 (not 🧐)70.048935.247
unpatriotic (not patriotic)69.68529.964
grateful (not entitled)69.441325.6126
rhythmic (not stuttering)69.381029.263
cryptic (not straightforward)69.212832.8200
animalistic (not human)69.214323.6204
princess (not queen)69.121830.549
cocky (not timid)69.088827.551
altruistic (not selfish)68.660025.0207
fire (not water)68.369032.9156
oblivious (not alert)68.223125.757
hoarder (not unprepared)67.847528.9188
gatherer (not hunter)67.843731.958
🥵 (not 🥶)67.543128.6105
go-getter (not slugabed)67.1122225.949
bookish (not sporty)67.085430.0218
👟 (not 🥾)67.044435.265
slovenly (not stylish)66.828329.4227
🧗 (not 🛌)66.776734.073
🥰 (not 🙃)66.647338.776
dorky (not cool)66.544231.053
Greek (not Roman)66.57429.345
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.446632.6231
legit (not scrub)66.4103129.466
indie (not pop)66.469434.755
blacksmith (not tailor)66.336628.952
exaggerating (not factual)66.357530.4160
moody (not stable)66.281327.2228
🤔 (not 🤫)66.142333.943
long-winded (not concise)66.129830.643
nurturing (not poisonous)65.879323.996
indiscreet (not tactful)65.822034.751
impartial (not biased)65.56530.2173
oppressed (not privileged)65.133122.658
open-book (not secretive)65.130533.752
cheesy (not chic)65.155832.347
rustic (not cultured)65.030732.342
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.868221.850
plastic (not wooden)64.718630.855
clumsy (not coordinated)64.636428.5195
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)64.433827.451
clean (not perverted)64.395130.5137
vague (not precise)64.120332.5180
overspender (not penny-pincher)64.145129.276
prideful (not envious)64.1107621.854
disarming (not creepy)64.0103127.4102
driven (not unambitious)63.9154030.9209
complimentary (not insulting)63.969427.5125
always down (not picky)63.924233.353
kinky (not vanilla)63.658132.4201
rude (not respectful)63.445724.4228
lowbrow (not highbrow)63.224731.8210
enlightened (not lost)63.146332.152
flimsy (not sturdy)63.029331.266
🤺 (not 🏌)62.7110032.862
giving (not receiving)62.689126.453
social (not reclusive)62.170634.078
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.049737.877
cooperative (not competitive)61.945231.1199
master (not apprentice)61.8100132.3112
chosen one (not everyman)61.869931.560
attractive (not repulsive)61.5125821.0186
drop out (not valedictorian)61.445633.370
individualist (not communal)61.384533.2114
doer (not thinker)61.293631.8164
vintage (not trendy)61.0112431.6151
flirtatious (not prudish)61.077327.747
demure (not vain)60.959328.3187
romantic (not dispassionate)60.5110329.649
hypochondriac (not stoic)60.139931.136
existentialist (not nihilist)60.087432.9108
disreputable (not prestigious)59.941630.4160
subjective (not objective)59.949730.791
oxymoron (not tautology)59.857431.034
rough (not smooth)59.766131.5213
stinky (not fresh)59.739327.863
French (not Russian)59.785231.744
lover (not fighter)59.670330.5135
inspiring (not cringeworthy)59.589929.0111
contrarian (not yes-man)59.495331.236
proactive (not reactive)59.439634.445
thrifty (not extravagant)59.273738.059
😏 (not 😬)59.183037.364
stubborn (not accommodating)59.0128731.5132
skeptical (not spiritual)58.9121331.6187
metaphorical (not literal)58.734734.5232
foolish (not wise)58.557827.2230
family-first (not work-first)58.582432.1208
English (not German)58.5156127.037
roundabout (not direct)58.229932.7167
assertive (not passive)58.2126430.6205
dominant (not submissive)58.1114429.7184
frugal (not lavish)58.185331.1186
off-key (not musical)58.177837.158
gossiping (not confidential)57.848930.6240
resolute (not wavering)57.8123831.543
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.763729.343
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.682228.1253
not introspective (not introspective)57.635134.972
🐷 (not 🐮)57.640031.270
unfixable (not fixable)57.549731.649
charming (not trusting)56.983732.9171
ironic (not profound)56.973131.0131
vulnerable (not armoured)56.852227.2218
bad boy (not white knight)56.664727.449
vegan (not cannibal)56.589130.652
frank (not sugarcoated)56.5140034.461
awkward (not charming)56.456332.0228
theoretical (not empirical)56.038033.2187
🐐 (not 🦒)55.9116233.958
Pepsi (not Coke)55.951036.1118
logical (not emotional)55.873630.9175
angelic (not demonic)55.8101829.0194
humble (not arrogant)55.276131.6205
🤡 (not 👽)55.165634.545
self-improving (not self-destructive)54.975531.340
😇 (not 😈)54.695934.761
calm (not anxious)54.566331.3210
factual (not poetic)54.3103531.341
demanding (not unchallenging)54.2148635.5138
pacifist (not ferocious)54.067429.4207
machiavellian (not transparent)54.084334.449
feminine (not masculine)53.975317.7247
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')53.859532.7180
builder (not explorer)53.882035.6238
high standards (not desperate)53.8116224.2131
never cries (not often crying)53.5107034.044
western (not eastern)53.4145033.962
neutral (not opinionated)53.218132.2148
rock (not rap)53.2171132.263
involved (not remote)53.1149532.7208
diligent (not lazy)53.0171729.2187
slacker (not workaholic)53.041728.4124
puny (not mighty)52.848132.6241
beta (not alpha)52.868833.8163
lewd (not tasteful)52.657727.8189
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)52.597732.658
real (not philosophical)52.2132834.2188
aloof (not obsessed)52.141436.7194
deep (not shallow)51.5133826.180
🤖 (not 👻)51.488940.351
bossy (not meek)51.3138729.0212
cosmopolitan (not provincial)51.2104632.6190
serene (not pensive)51.227431.8122
libertarian (not socialist)51.1120334.5174
Italian (not Swedish)51.1101732.544
complicated (not simple)50.9142735.2213
decorative (not utilitarian)50.169433.8121
urban (not rural)50.8142436.373
psychopath (not empath)50.273931.8137

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 (0.817)
  2. Goh Peik Lin (0.779)
  3. Pinkie Pie (0.776)
  4. Phoebe Buffay (0.775)
  5. Jake Peralta (0.775)
  6. Stitch (0.773)
  7. Lilo Pelekai (0.768)
  8. Maxwell Klinger (0.757)
  9. Jesper Fahey (0.745)
  10. Dustin Henderson (0.742)
  1. Michael Groff (-0.63)
  2. James Norrington (-0.622)
  3. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.604)
  4. Principal Skinner (-0.583)
  5. Jim Burns (-0.575)
  6. Jack Crawford (-0.569)
  7. Petunia Dursley (-0.569)
  8. Ervin Burrell (-0.566)
  9. Ashley Wilkes (-0.566)
  10. Marge Thompson (-0.565)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Ed to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Ed is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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