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Tom Scavo Descriptive Personality Statistics

Tom Scavo is a character from Desperate Housewives.

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
sensitive (not thick-skinned)86.13912.417
🧢 (not 🎩)84.48318.430
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)84.015417.421
basic (not hipster)83.96120.721
gendered (not androgynous)83.336115.120
flower child (not goth)83.319913.315
🏀 (not 🎨)82.713722.032
cheesy (not chic)82.08620.816
straight (not queer)81.337621.623
🏌 (not 🤺)80.61524.437
obedient (not rebellious)80.59017.517
chatty (not reserved)80.330312.312
ADHD (not OCD)80.311021.915
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.722016.267
not genocidal (not genocidal)79.442820.415
forgiving (not vengeful)79.119418.216
everyman (not chosen one)78.46125.621
codependent (not independent)77.811824.423
lenient (not strict)77.317818.064
submissive (not dominant)77.314523.471
first-mate (not captain)77.029521.051
water (not fire)76.812623.023
privileged (not oppressed)76.449926.6127
beta (not alpha)76.319123.224
dog person (not cat person)76.020824.924
soft (not hard)75.922523.213
traditional (not unorthodox)75.617424.154
🤡 (not 👽)75.49925.432
flirtatious (not prudish)75.237522.119
wooden (not plastic)74.635017.216
sugarcoated (not frank)74.62722.49
extrovert (not introvert)74.542219.830
oblivious (not alert)74.512821.127
yes-man (not contrarian)74.47422.014
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.352020.738
empath (not psychopath)74.352920.825
sporty (not bookish)73.928423.134
unambiguous (not mysterious)73.722824.227
orange (not purple)73.713721.426
mainstream (not arcane)73.29021.021
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.235324.341
juvenile (not mature)73.228422.064
dunce (not genius)73.111517.7172
real (not philosophical)72.931826.317
playful (not serious)72.929418.019
optimistic (not pessimistic)72.931529.526
pronatalist (not child free)72.912429.419
sexual (not asexual)72.962820.620
innocent (not jaded)72.917026.116
goof-off (not studious)72.826522.650
cringeworthy (not inspiring)72.522724.117
social (not reclusive)72.441425.131
princess (not queen)72.415528.412
democratic (not authoritarian)72.328324.320
communal (not individualist)72.29924.329
mundane (not extraordinary)72.19625.725
complimentary (not insulting)72.138623.717
civilized (not barbaric)72.071424.623
statist (not anarchist)72.023019.725
neurotypical (not autistic)71.962521.427
clumsy (not coordinated)71.923222.925
😎 (not 🧐)71.941925.040
soft (not hard)71.533222.858
foolish (not wise)71.125121.227
roundabout (not direct)71.16924.468
🐿 (not 🦇)71.143925.239
noob (not pro)70.910025.475
weakass (not badass)70.814123.418
rock (not rap)70.793730.319
hesitant (not decisive)70.711929.163
playful (not shy)70.778224.720
touchy-feely (not distant)70.630123.929
pacifist (not ferocious)70.524824.654
mild (not spicy)70.421425.157
funny (not humorless)70.454127.430
permanent (not transient)70.029831.816
nurturing (not poisonous)70.064120.323
preppy (not punk rock)70.062226.0152
kind (not cruel)69.991022.315
not introspective (not introspective)69.911422.241
moderate (not extreme)69.917325.727
vanilla (not kinky)69.734126.921
common sense (not analysis)69.68627.717
meek (not bossy)69.419825.252
lighthearted (not intense)69.419727.3152
💃 (not 🧕)69.368119.630
🤠 (not 🤑)69.256326.759
unprepared (not hoarder)69.113624.619
passive (not assertive)69.015219.516
soulful (not soulless)68.998727.960
instinctual (not reasoned)68.851832.815
sweet (not bitter)68.847825.323
folksy (not presidential)68.835326.3135
normie (not freak)68.828426.424
wholesome (not salacious)68.658328.725
lost (not enlightened)68.638224.8153
unassuming (not pretentious)68.520628.834
unfaithful (not devoted)68.511520.313
unpolished (not eloquent)68.328921.822
unobservant (not perceptive)68.39728.3136
underachiever (not overachiever)68.211526.232
masculine (not feminine)68.081225.525
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)68.038419.818
lowbrow (not highbrow)67.815818.822
Pepsi (not Coke)67.87832.024
desperate (not high standards)67.725224.329
glad (not mad)67.633227.229
egalitarian (not racist)67.6128319.318
centrist (not radical)67.615226.718
curious (not apathetic)67.575523.014
emotional (not unemotional)67.487824.414
often crying (not never cries)67.434924.014
sunny (not gloomy)67.445927.8150
good-humored (not angry)67.360020.218
emotional (not logical)67.253426.529
slow (not fast)67.213421.022
warm (not cold)67.262527.673
simple (not complicated)67.114728.027
love-focused (not money-focused)67.190228.813
repetitive (not varied)67.039328.664
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.048232.483
human (not animalistic)66.995927.962
reassuring (not fearmongering)66.562531.511
cheery (not sorrowful)66.438827.327
gullible (not cynical)66.328424.819
disreputable (not prestigious)66.227024.715
beautiful (not ugly)66.2121621.525
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)66.232927.016
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.165023.327
insecure (not confident)65.923526.869
ignorant (not knowledgeable)65.921426.0151
ambitious (not realistic)65.966431.925
ironic (not profound)65.834523.927
long-winded (not concise)65.830224.018
disorganized (not self-disciplined)65.728928.726
💪 (not 🧠)65.729526.273
domestic (not industrial)65.532728.572
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)65.530228.9156
lover (not fighter)65.549729.215
messy (not neat)65.441729.625
disarming (not creepy)65.494728.355
awkward (not suspicious)65.231425.721
dorky (not cool)65.246924.830
mathematical (not literary)65.131325.817
expressive (not stoic)65.171921.431
existentialist (not nihilist)65.153828.141
wavering (not resolute)65.111125.532
accepting (not judgemental)64.951229.726
average (not deviant)64.725027.914
🐒 (not 🐩)64.542832.530
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.412326.054
genuine (not sarcastic)64.360327.028
sheriff (not outlaw)64.060823.125
warm (not quarrelsome)63.950831.325
😀 (not 😭)63.948327.434
summer (not winter)63.961735.616
tall (not short)63.875024.839
impulsive (not cautious)63.763829.220
loose (not tight)63.733828.2139
naive (not paranoid)63.629027.822
hypocritical (not equitable)63.546828.0156
tame (not wild)63.442130.036
driven (not unambitious)63.2151327.219
moody (not stable)63.190627.729
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)63.159927.416
monochrome (not multicolored)63.153727.323
regular (not zany)63.034429.862
bored (not interested)63.013325.115
🥶 (not 🥵)63.036630.38
always down (not picky)63.025925.220
poor (not rich)62.947317.819
English (not German)62.9135231.9111
vague (not precise)62.822821.413
off-key (not musical)62.855429.2141
interrupting (not attentive)62.856034.118
family-first (not work-first)62.767431.925
subjective (not objective)62.632529.750
biased (not impartial)62.593029.255
🐐 (not 🦒)62.571229.650
believable (not poorly-written)62.5147228.2119
scandalous (not proper)62.468131.010
chaotic (not orderly)62.365227.825
careful (not brave)62.331225.355
slovenly (not stylish)62.336917.322
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)62.248728.651
indulgent (not sober)62.168223.425
apprentice (not master)62.140529.525
shallow (not deep)62.134526.3180
fantastical (not realistic)62.151432.727
reasonable (not deranged)62.080426.632
western (not eastern)61.881627.034
modest (not flamboyant)61.774027.320
aloof (not obsessed)61.711929.521
stuttering (not rhythmic)61.625727.6140
sexist (not feminist)61.539424.131
whippersnapper (not sage)61.250527.588
happy (not sad)61.142025.276
puny (not mighty)60.927419.826
selfish (not altruistic)60.959629.866
thrifty (not extravagant)60.964732.616
generalist (not specialist)60.821525.425
cannibal (not vegan)60.862529.1150
oxymoron (not tautology)60.853928.115
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.758331.549
vulnerable (not armoured)60.641822.920
rustic (not cultured)60.642232.121
Italian (not Swedish)60.563532.8153
vintage (not trendy)60.5110132.417
smooth (not rough)60.463725.319
tardy (not on-time)60.443027.630
nonpolitical (not political)60.346734.516
healthy (not sickly)60.3116729.476
self-destructive (not self-improving)60.371428.0143
blissful (not haunted)60.333028.022
skeptical (not spiritual)60.1114330.234
gatherer (not hunter)60.162429.7135
white knight (not bad boy)60.188121.418
whimsical (not rational)60.054629.034
generous (not stingy)60.094231.120
low-tech (not high-tech)59.967327.460
utilitarian (not decorative)59.994029.226
🐴 (not 🦄)59.979631.831
rugged (not refined)59.862229.128
romantic (not dispassionate)59.8110330.4147
conventional (not creative)59.758130.230
intimate (not formal)59.767229.442
💝 (not 💔)59.571329.129
😇 (not 😈)59.577129.465
fixable (not unfixable)59.589429.5163
imaginative (not practical)59.448830.321
factual (not poetic)59.382029.8142
motivated (not unmotivated)59.3162425.314
🐷 (not 🐮)59.234223.631
sheltered (not street-smart)59.149430.018
🐀 (not 🐘)59.157629.425
flimsy (not sturdy)59.135228.9156
insider (not outsider)58.950427.169
concrete (not abstract)58.985933.857
angelic (not demonic)58.890530.917
politically correct (not edgy)58.758330.732
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)58.653128.719
innocent (not worldly)58.537321.427
old (not young)58.558524.226
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)58.542427.940
French (not Russian)58.588430.6125
antagonist (not protagonist)58.534935.422
charming (not trusting)58.277629.221
incompetent (not competent)58.225027.217
low IQ (not high IQ)58.221621.834
prideful (not envious)58.1136026.231
doer (not thinker)58.1102632.422
exaggerating (not factual)58.076729.625
enslaved (not emancipated)57.927724.418
confidential (not gossiping)57.9114531.136
bold (not shy)57.8148926.362
leisurely (not hurried)57.848533.021
conservative (not liberal)57.846526.934
pack rat (not minimalist)57.855730.326
fresh (not stinky)57.8117924.238
efficient (not overprepared)57.8119428.6124
twitchy (not still)57.894727.128
debased (not pure)57.770628.217
classical (not avant-garde)57.785229.123
vain (not demure)57.676524.532
irrelevant (not important)57.517429.174
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)57.582028.284
spontaneous (not deliberate)57.454634.720
cooperative (not competitive)57.355628.715
gregarious (not private)57.352430.430
theist (not atheist)57.350732.350
dramatic (not no-nonsense)57.282430.916
normal (not weird)57.054928.317
jealous (not compersive)57.073628.021
epic (not deep)57.069627.113
well behaved (not mischievous)56.866727.120
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.893930.818
👟 (not 🥾)56.779133.849
vibrant (not geriatric)56.7119028.5133
giving (not receiving)56.7104436.312
cocky (not timid)56.7126833.522
thin (not thick)56.698924.519
one-faced (not two-faced)56.6112931.725
charismatic (not uninspiring)56.5145731.950
👻 (not 🤖)56.579124.922
📉 (not 📈)56.532432.071
🥰 (not 🙃)56.483436.840
helpless (not resourceful)56.319925.635
🤣 (not 😊)56.356632.943
fast-talking (not slow-talking)56.3107926.2137
relaxed (not tense)56.231228.317
straightforward (not cryptic)56.2122727.621
quiet (not loud)56.274731.528
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.170531.0140
comedic (not dramatic)56.146636.425
gracious (not feisty)56.040228.220
idealist (not realist)56.073233.733
hedonist (not monastic)56.083028.023
corporate (not freelance)56.063334.4129
backdoor (not official)55.987530.050
indiscreet (not tactful)55.944130.234
subdued (not exuberant)55.957730.4128
unlucky (not fortunate)55.884423.320
🛌 (not 🧗)55.751330.680
melee (not ranged)55.747128.292
heroic (not villainous)55.6133326.624
overspender (not penny-pincher)55.667732.430
variable (not consistent)55.551830.6153
miserable (not joyful)55.3102827.229
🎃 (not 💀)55.375234.215
jock (not nerd)55.171330.569
literal (not metaphorical)55.0111432.834
😜 (not 🤐)54.979134.126
morning lark (not night owl)54.860232.527
humble (not arrogant)54.774131.126
attractive (not repulsive)54.7139529.128
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.771131.764
perverted (not clean)54.756535.612
bold (not serious)54.694326.926
low self esteem (not narcissistic)54.660330.3137
trusting (not suspicious)54.573633.859
💩 (not 🌟)54.439833.374
circular (not linear)54.471931.4137
drop out (not valedictorian)54.357130.328
respectful (not rude)54.2109926.117
lustful (not chaste)54.298725.536
sane (not crazy)54.283128.938
socialist (not libertarian)54.046723.516
persistent (not quitter)54.0181028.035
bad-cook (not good-cook)53.984836.815
reactive (not proactive)53.991035.318
loyal (not traitorous)53.8146731.721
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.849723.014
reliable (not experimental)53.896931.8149
washed (not muddy)53.8113425.214
guarded (not open)53.7139728.424
slothful (not active)53.723328.449
tasteful (not lewd)53.6123726.830
works hard (not plays hard)53.6125326.853
sensible (not ludicrous)53.6108430.414
anxious (not calm)53.6108431.916
remote (not involved)53.631027.322
methodical (not astonishing)53.5108324.620
exhibitionist (not bashful)53.5116727.228
resigned (not resistant)53.423330.6139
rural (not urban)53.448331.476
😬 (not 😏)53.368030.642
opinionated (not neutral)53.3167032.025
accommodating (not stubborn)53.240131.924
intellectual (not physical)53.1119425.014
honorable (not cunning)53.1109330.1160
entitled (not grateful)53.188330.221
predictable (not quirky)53.181028.920
charming (not awkward)53.0119032.322
chill (not offended)53.070333.2130
opinionated (not jealous)53.0148531.617
🤔 (not 🤫)52.9111429.535
luddite (not technophile)52.888832.117
macho (not metrosexual)52.864228.5138
pop (not indie)52.854831.918
diligent (not lazy)52.7167326.226
tailor (not blacksmith)52.7115128.2114
trolling (not triggered)52.749231.0135
tiresome (not interesting)52.637230.822
self-conscious (not self-assured)52.650928.433
🥳 (not 🥴)52.573533.233
secretive (not open-book)52.5121931.4147
giggling (not chortling)52.556932.7120
historical (not modern)52.478528.020
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.3120930.3111
artistic (not scientific)52.289427.329
patient (not impatient)52.266531.426
random (not pointed)52.143538.811
transparent (not machiavellian)52.191030.217
open to new experinces (not uncreative)52.0141734.325
explorer (not builder)51.997827.912
manicured (not scruffy)51.9121031.515
workaholic (not slacker)51.9146430.428
businesslike (not chivalrous)51.993529.621
traumatized (not flourishing)51.8128428.8163
dry (not moist)51.892731.7137
Roman (not Greek)51.797131.996
unchallenging (not demanding)51.738036.126
gamer (not non-gamer)51.567237.822
depressed (not bright)51.489328.123
lavish (not frugal)51.384025.223
heathen (not devout)51.284030.121
monotone (not expressive)51.169832.223
focused on the future (not focused on the present)50.190831.630
theoretical (not empirical)50.969526.319
scrub (not legit)50.142828.135
frenzied (not sleepy)50.1172129.4144
pensive (not serene)50.9163429.116
rigid (not flexible)50.2113129.623
treasure (not trash)50.8155830.1145
spontaneous (not scheduled)50.782930.033
crafty (not scholarly)50.3118533.218
close-minded (not open-minded)50.771330.515
air (not earth)50.360630.520
go-getter (not slugabed)50.5170618.714
punchable (not loveable)50.566235.0160

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Josh Chan (0.673)
  2. Xander Harris (0.657)
  3. Finn Hudson (0.655)
  4. Aaron Samuels (0.652)
  5. Steve Brady (0.639)
  6. Denny Brosh (0.608)
  7. Ron Weasley (0.579)
  8. Chip Dove (0.579)
  9. Denny (0.579)
  10. Sam Evans (0.578)
  1. Kaz Brekker (-0.566)
  2. Vicious (-0.566)
  3. Maleficent (-0.563)
  4. Gus Fring (-0.547)
  5. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (-0.54)
  6. Magneto (-0.539)
  7. Miranda Priestly (-0.534)
  8. Scorpius (-0.532)
  9. Silco (-0.531)
  10. Annalise Keating (-0.525)

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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