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Tom Scavo Descriptive Personality Statistics

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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 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
sensitive (not thick-skinned)86.03612.118
gendered (not androgynous)84.828215.222
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)84.714517.422
🧢 (not 🎩)84.58817.832
basic (not hipster)83.66220.024
cheesy (not chic)83.46618.222
flower child (not goth)83.420312.916
straight (not queer)81.337921.623
🏌 (not 🤺)81.11023.939
🏀 (not 🎨)81.017223.633
ADHD (not OCD)80.311621.915
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.921816.168
not genocidal (not genocidal)79.147719.816
forgiving (not vengeful)78.921017.218
everyman (not chosen one)78.96125.023
soft (not hard)78.119622.515
codependent (not independent)77.812124.423
chatty (not reserved)77.636815.914
lenient (not strict)77.317818.064
submissive (not dominant)77.314923.471
water (not fire)77.212722.624
first-mate (not captain)77.030321.051
privileged (not oppressed)76.450726.6127
dog person (not cat person)76.021224.924
traditional (not unorthodox)75.618524.154
🤡 (not 👽)75.510225.735
flirtatious (not prudish)75.437621.121
mainstream (not arcane)75.06521.023
orange (not purple)74.512821.128
extrovert (not introvert)74.542419.830
oblivious (not alert)74.513021.127
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)74.551720.539
obedient (not rebellious)74.418922.520
empath (not psychopath)74.354720.825
real (not philosophical)74.327926.218
beta (not alpha)74.024025.326
unambiguous (not mysterious)73.923023.828
sporty (not bookish)73.930023.134
juvenile (not mature)73.328421.865
goof-off (not studious)73.226222.551
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)73.237224.341
dunce (not genius)73.111617.7172
playful (not serious)72.930418.019
optimistic (not pessimistic)72.932229.526
pronatalist (not child free)72.913429.419
sexual (not asexual)72.964820.620
innocent (not jaded)72.916526.116
social (not reclusive)72.741524.832
😎 (not 🧐)72.641224.842
soft (not hard)72.431922.562
democratic (not authoritarian)72.329524.320
playful (not shy)72.372223.823
cringeworthy (not inspiring)72.223524.522
communal (not individualist)72.210224.329
sugarcoated (not frank)72.13320.713
civilized (not barbaric)72.074224.623
statist (not anarchist)72.023119.725
touchy-feely (not distant)71.828023.631
noob (not pro)71.39825.178
wooden (not plastic)71.251321.320
complimentary (not insulting)71.243923.318
foolish (not wise)71.126021.227
🐿 (not 🦇)71.145025.239
yes-man (not contrarian)71.010624.815
pacifist (not ferocious)70.825224.455
weakass (not badass)70.814323.418
hesitant (not decisive)70.712629.163
mild (not spicy)70.421625.157
passive (not assertive)70.412919.818
moderate (not extreme)70.417425.029
roundabout (not direct)70.38125.069
side character (not main character)70.247423.911
kind (not cruel)69.994922.315
not introspective (not introspective)69.912422.241
unprepared (not hoarder)69.812923.022
clumsy (not coordinated)69.827225.030
preppy (not punk rock)69.763626.2153
Pepsi (not Coke)69.75731.526
nurturing (not poisonous)69.567019.925
meek (not bossy)69.420625.252
lighthearted (not intense)69.420127.3152
neurotypical (not autistic)69.278823.130
🤠 (not 🤑)69.259326.759
long-winded (not concise)69.221024.121
mundane (not extraordinary)69.013327.227
soulful (not soulless)68.9101827.960
instinctual (not reasoned)68.854432.815
slow (not fast)68.811020.825
folksy (not presidential)68.837626.3135
love-focused (not money-focused)68.689826.516
funny (not humorless)68.560729.232
centrist (not radical)68.513326.021
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)68.429226.618
simple (not complicated)68.313827.931
disreputable (not prestigious)68.323925.316
unobservant (not perceptive)68.310328.3136
often crying (not never cries)68.334023.415
underachiever (not overachiever)68.212126.232
lost (not enlightened)68.139925.3155
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)68.040319.818
unassuming (not pretentious)68.023928.736
normie (not freak)68.031226.225
lowbrow (not highbrow)67.816118.822
💃 (not 🧕)67.874521.031
desperate (not high standards)67.826123.531
unpolished (not eloquent)67.730821.626
glad (not mad)67.634127.229
sunny (not gloomy)67.546827.8151
princess (not queen)67.526032.113
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.460831.314
emotional (not unemotional)67.491124.414
emotional (not logical)67.454226.030
sweet (not bitter)67.355028.325
good-humored (not angry)67.361820.218
rock (not rap)67.2118433.220
human (not animalistic)67.198227.564
warm (not cold)67.065128.075
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.050832.483
beautiful (not ugly)66.7123820.827
egalitarian (not racist)66.6134319.219
repetitive (not varied)66.542228.665
oxymoron (not tautology)66.519427.420
cheery (not sorrowful)66.439327.327
wholesome (not salacious)66.367528.727
gullible (not cynical)66.329424.819
hard-work (not natural-talent)66.167123.327
vanilla (not kinky)66.147328.724
insecure (not confident)65.924626.869
wavering (not resolute)65.99825.034
ambitious (not realistic)65.967431.925
ironic (not profound)65.835123.927
disorganized (not self-disciplined)65.729528.726
permanent (not transient)65.648233.519
domestic (not industrial)65.634228.174
messy (not neat)65.642629.026
sheriff (not outlaw)65.559122.328
ignorant (not knowledgeable)65.522726.3153
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)65.530928.9156
masculine (not feminine)65.490528.126
awkward (not suspicious)65.232525.721
dorky (not cool)65.247724.830
mathematical (not literary)65.131925.817
💪 (not 🧠)65.131726.674
existentialist (not nihilist)65.154828.141
accepting (not judgemental)64.952729.726
disarming (not creepy)64.7100228.556
🐒 (not 🐩)64.544032.530
sheeple (not conspiracist)64.412026.054
curious (not apathetic)64.096127.020
interrupting (not attentive)64.053233.619
expressive (not stoic)63.977922.434
warm (not quarrelsome)63.952631.325
😀 (not 😭)63.949627.434
summer (not winter)63.963635.616
loose (not tight)63.734528.1140
lover (not fighter)63.757729.116
moody (not stable)63.591628.132
tall (not short)63.577225.245
tame (not wild)63.443530.036
scandalous (not proper)63.467731.813
slovenly (not stylish)63.335617.723
monochrome (not multicolored)63.156127.323
regular (not zany)63.036029.862
bored (not interested)63.013425.115
always down (not picky)63.027625.220
poor (not rich)62.949117.819
hypocritical (not equitable)62.850128.4158
off-key (not musical)62.858129.2141
naive (not paranoid)62.830928.628
genuine (not sarcastic)62.768128.029
family-first (not work-first)62.769631.925
subjective (not objective)62.635929.750
believable (not poorly-written)62.6153028.2120
impulsive (not cautious)62.568931.322
biased (not impartial)62.596529.255
🐐 (not 🦒)62.574529.650
English (not German)62.5142131.9112
rustic (not cultured)62.537331.323
shallow (not deep)62.434326.4182
chaotic (not orderly)62.366927.825
careful (not brave)62.332725.355
modest (not flamboyant)62.374326.721
white knight (not bad boy)62.285122.719
indulgent (not sober)62.170823.425
apprentice (not master)62.141929.525
generalist (not specialist)62.119425.729
fantastical (not realistic)62.152432.727
common sense (not analysis)62.127531.520
western (not eastern)62.087926.436
driven (not unambitious)61.8159827.220
sexist (not feminist)61.739623.832
smooth (not rough)61.661924.321
average (not deviant)61.436027.117
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)61.452228.952
stuttering (not rhythmic)61.327027.7141
rugged (not refined)61.261429.529
whippersnapper (not sage)61.252527.588
skeptical (not spiritual)61.1114230.335
happy (not sad)61.143625.276
vague (not precise)61.126223.615
giving (not receiving)61.194035.715
cannibal (not vegan)61.062628.9152
selfish (not altruistic)60.961129.866
generous (not stingy)60.994631.023
whimsical (not rational)60.755428.935
head@clouds (not down2earth)60.760231.549
reasonable (not deranged)60.785927.934
thrifty (not extravagant)60.767531.617
vulnerable (not armoured)60.643022.920
puny (not mighty)60.530321.030
vintage (not trendy)60.5113832.417
self-destructive (not self-improving)60.471928.0144
Italian (not Swedish)60.466132.7155
gatherer (not hunter)60.463129.8136
nonpolitical (not political)60.348934.516
healthy (not sickly)60.2120229.278
aloof (not obsessed)60.016230.023
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)60.050727.621
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.974128.619
low-tech (not high-tech)59.970327.460
incompetent (not competent)59.923127.418
utilitarian (not decorative)59.996129.226
🐴 (not 🦄)59.983031.831
doer (not thinker)59.998732.823
romantic (not dispassionate)59.8113930.4147
conventional (not creative)59.759530.230
politically correct (not edgy)59.757930.733
fixable (not unfixable)59.790429.3165
tardy (not on-time)59.745628.432
innocent (not worldly)59.537121.628
😇 (not 😈)59.580229.465
🐷 (not 🐮)59.534724.533
imaginative (not practical)59.450630.321
factual (not poetic)59.383029.7143
dramatic (not no-nonsense)59.278531.017
classical (not avant-garde)59.183729.324
🐀 (not 🐘)59.159929.425
flimsy (not sturdy)59.135228.9156
intimate (not formal)59.073529.543
blissful (not haunted)59.037728.023
concrete (not abstract)58.987933.857
angelic (not demonic)58.893930.917
low IQ (not high IQ)58.721621.735
cooperative (not competitive)58.655227.417
insider (not outsider)58.653127.971
French (not Russian)58.492630.5126
prideful (not envious)58.4139226.933
twitchy (not still)58.396026.829
charming (not trusting)58.279029.221
theist (not atheist)58.150432.551
pack rat (not minimalist)58.056029.827
exaggerating (not factual)58.078429.625
relaxed (not tense)57.928827.521
enslaved (not emancipated)57.928524.418
confidential (not gossiping)57.9117931.136
💝 (not 💔)57.980429.930
comedic (not dramatic)57.942835.727
bold (not shy)57.8153726.362
leisurely (not hurried)57.849133.021
debased (not pure)57.772228.217
irrelevant (not important)57.717929.075
vain (not demure)57.678324.532
fresh (not stinky)57.6121124.340
efficient (not overprepared)57.6124928.5125
epic (not deep)57.666625.116
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)57.584528.284
spontaneous (not deliberate)57.457434.720
gracious (not feisty)57.437728.221
cocky (not timid)57.4129432.225
gregarious (not private)57.354630.430
quiet (not loud)57.275431.429
🤣 (not 😊)57.254833.144
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)57.146328.142
vibrant (not geriatric)57.1121728.6135
motivated (not unmotivated)57.0172225.915
hedonist (not monastic)56.981627.824
🥶 (not 🥵)56.957129.913
well behaved (not mischievous)56.868827.120
old (not young)56.663124.328
overspender (not penny-pincher)56.666132.331
remote (not involved)56.523528.124
charismatic (not uninspiring)56.5149531.950
📉 (not 📈)56.533331.872
conservative (not liberal)56.451928.938
helpless (not resourceful)56.321325.635
normal (not weird)56.259329.222
thin (not thick)56.1103923.522
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.172731.0140
fast-talking (not slow-talking)56.1111026.3139
random (not pointed)56.137935.115
idealist (not realist)56.076433.733
corporate (not freelance)56.065734.4129
antagonist (not protagonist)56.039236.623
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.0101530.526
humble (not arrogant)55.974129.630
backdoor (not official)55.990630.050
subdued (not exuberant)55.960430.4128
unfaithful (not devoted)55.924130.122
heroic (not villainous)55.8137525.626
historical (not modern)55.871829.124
loyal (not traitorous)55.7149432.222
melee (not ranged)55.749128.292
morning lark (not night owl)55.659432.228
👟 (not 🥾)55.685234.450
persistent (not quitter)55.5184828.338
variable (not consistent)55.554430.7155
trusting (not suspicious)55.472533.661
jealous (not compersive)55.480727.925
sheltered (not street-smart)55.460530.720
miserable (not joyful)55.3106027.229
🎃 (not 💀)55.377732.819
jock (not nerd)55.273230.370
sensible (not ludicrous)55.1107329.815
indiscreet (not tactful)55.149130.536
🥰 (not 🙃)55.190636.243
👻 (not 🤖)55.088425.223
🛌 (not 🧗)55.054830.782
lustful (not chaste)54.998625.637
😜 (not 🤐)54.982334.126
straightforward (not cryptic)54.8134327.722
guarded (not open)54.7141228.225
one-faced (not two-faced)54.7122032.626
bold (not serious)54.697626.926
low self esteem (not narcissistic)54.662730.3137
attractive (not repulsive)54.5145128.630
circular (not linear)54.473231.4137
reactive (not proactive)54.491634.519
drop out (not valedictorian)54.359730.328
unchallenging (not demanding)54.334035.529
respectful (not rude)54.2113626.117
provincial (not cosmopolitan)54.276331.865
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.247828.535
💩 (not 🌟)54.241133.175
artistic (not scientific)54.187327.531
reliable (not experimental)54.199131.6151
exhibitionist (not bashful)54.1117226.929
socialist (not libertarian)54.048823.516
slothful (not active)54.023128.250
literal (not metaphorical)53.9119632.337
bad-cook (not good-cook)53.987036.815
tasteful (not lewd)53.8126526.431
unlucky (not fortunate)53.896124.823
anxious (not calm)53.6111631.916
heathen (not devout)53.676329.923
works hard (not plays hard)53.5128726.654
methodical (not astonishing)53.5111924.620
patient (not impatient)53.563930.628
resigned (not resistant)53.424230.6139
rural (not urban)53.449131.476
sane (not crazy)53.388629.139
gamer (not non-gamer)53.264237.823
honorable (not cunning)53.1114030.3162
predictable (not quirky)53.183328.920
charming (not awkward)53.0121732.322
chill (not offended)53.073033.0132
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.960522.618
go-getter (not slugabed)52.9171520.215
🤔 (not 🤫)52.9114629.535
trolling (not triggered)52.950131.1136
luddite (not technophile)52.892632.117
macho (not metrosexual)52.865928.5138
diligent (not lazy)52.7171825.727
tiresome (not interesting)52.638130.822
🥳 (not 🥴)52.674332.835
secretive (not open-book)52.5125731.2148
giggling (not chortling)52.558732.7120
Roman (not Greek)52.496131.998
spelunker (not claustrophobic)52.3124430.3111
washed (not muddy)52.3122324.915
😬 (not 😏)52.274630.444
tailor (not blacksmith)52.2120428.3116
accommodating (not stubborn)52.243831.625
pop (not indie)52.158730.721
traumatized (not flourishing)52.0133028.9164
dry (not moist)52.094231.7138
explorer (not builder)51.9101327.912
workaholic (not slacker)51.9150430.428
entitled (not grateful)51.894230.122
depressed (not bright)51.791827.624
punchable (not loveable)51.765635.3165
opinionated (not jealous)51.6157031.318
opinionated (not neutral)51.3174832.926
focused on the future (not focused on the present)51.285631.731
lavish (not frugal)51.185024.729
monotone (not expressive)51.170832.223
machiavellian (not transparent)51.195229.920
open to new experinces (not uncreative)51.0149034.126
physical (not intellectual)50.968826.615
theoretical (not empirical)50.970726.319
manicured (not scruffy)50.1127931.216
scrub (not legit)50.144128.135
frenzied (not sleepy)50.1177329.4144
rigid (not flexible)50.2115929.623
treasure (not trash)50.8161130.1145
perverted (not clean)50.267434.814
spontaneous (not scheduled)50.785930.033
crafty (not scholarly)50.3123533.218
close-minded (not open-minded)50.773530.515
pensive (not serene)50.7168930.318
air (not earth)50.362630.520
businesslike (not chivalrous)50.4100729.722

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 (0.669)
  3. Finn Hudson (0.668)
  4. Aaron Samuels (0.658)
  5. Steve Brady (0.645)
  6. Denny Brosh (0.622)
  7. Sam Evans (0.594)
  8. Denny (0.593)
  9. Ron Weasley (0.59)
  10. Kevin Malone (0.587)
  1. Kaz Brekker (-0.571)
  2. Vicious (-0.568)
  3. Maleficent (-0.562)
  4. Gus Fring (-0.552)
  5. Magneto (-0.548)
  6. Miranda Priestly (-0.545)
  7. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (-0.543)
  8. Scorpius (-0.54)
  9. Annalise Keating (-0.534)
  10. Ava (-0.53)

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 Tom Scavo to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Tom Scavo is described identify as.

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


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