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Phoebe Buffay Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Phoebe Buffay is a character from Friends.

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
open to new experinces (not uncreative)96.228.31234
artistic (not scientific)95.519.61289
🎨 (not 🏀)95.01011.9184
spontaneous (not scheduled)94.9149.71226
creative (not conventional)94.6810.41232
imaginative (not practical)94.649.91240
multicolored (not monochrome)93.11114.4342
vegan (not cannibal)93.1511.0179
soulful (not soulless)93.12911.0435
whimsical (not rational)93.0512.81216
🦄 (not 🐴)92.92314.0507
spontaneous (not deliberate)92.9411.41139
freelance (not corporate)92.72214.3144
expressive (not stoic)92.22512.91241
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)92.06012.91221
fantastical (not realistic)91.81311.6177
playful (not shy)91.67912.11234
playful (not serious)91.22911.61243
vibrant (not geriatric)90.83113.1134
weird (not normal)90.53612.11243
indie (not pop)90.5914.5164
abstract (not concrete)90.4316.1561
😜 (not 🤐)90.36015.0488
open-minded (not close-minded)90.21616.01596
unorthodox (not traditional)90.04317.7380
chatty (not reserved)89.510612.91196
feminist (not sexist)89.511314.8735
extraordinary (not mundane)89.47315.11216
funny (not humorless)89.47714.71206
bold (not shy)89.330213.71232
egalitarian (not racist)89.314913.6489
expressive (not monotone)89.39317.7127
crafty (not scholarly)89.01213.21616
chaotic (not orderly)88.87712.91227
hipster (not basic)88.8916.11138
joyful (not miserable)88.83215.7570
spiritual (not skeptical)88.61618.61249
beautiful (not ugly)88.634614.5421
zany (not regular)88.64114.7503
liberal (not conservative)88.44320.0570
emancipated (not enslaved)88.12315.11087
optimistic (not pessimistic)87.85618.01157
quirky (not predictable)87.82816.9135
bold (not serious)87.73812.81290
wild (not tame)87.613614.21406
charismatic (not uninspiring)87.514616.41146
🌟 (not 💩)87.516617.1575
random (not pointed)87.42618.2196
instinctual (not reasoned)87.24216.51230
ADHD (not OCD)87.24515.6153
impulsive (not cautious)87.111516.31230
explorer (not builder)87.13614.61519
😀 (not 😭)86.53017.7601
good-humored (not angry)86.49715.81202
sunny (not gloomy)86.48921.3140
extrovert (not introvert)86.313417.71165
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)86.37516.8600
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)86.323018.3168
kind (not cruel)86.228317.11124
rebellious (not obedient)86.225315.31108
cheery (not sorrowful)86.15816.51231
flexible (not rigid)86.11917.21193
poetic (not factual)86.11219.1152
confident (not insecure)85.817417.21192
arcane (not mainstream)85.63620.51093
flower child (not goth)85.614320.3131
loyal (not traitorous)85.550218.01212
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)85.55022.2834
cat person (not dog person)85.54924.0157
independent (not codependent)85.415621.11578
emotional (not logical)85.39918.91325
💃 (not 🧕)85.218518.1910
open (not guarded)85.11819.01164
badass (not weakass)85.140821.1177
🤠 (not 🤑)85.16818.2527
curious (not apathetic)85.09018.21180
loud (not quiet)84.722315.91227
idealist (not realist)84.75821.2455
loose (not tight)84.73419.2163
exuberant (not subdued)84.69820.1153
lenient (not strict)84.67017.91253
literary (not mathematical)84.64115.01117
head@clouds (not down2earth)84.49025.71193
happy (not sad)84.14417.11131
interesting (not tiresome)84.016220.41159
outlaw (not sheriff)83.919317.81155
loveable (not punchable)83.813421.8144
kinky (not vanilla)83.710818.81165
twitchy (not still)83.612515.3228
avant-garde (not classical)83.42722.3327
goof-off (not studious)83.412117.9598
warm (not cold)83.416918.61248
treasure (not trash)83.236721.5560
freak (not normie)83.212517.3208
social (not reclusive)83.116220.3938
relaxed (not tense)83.13120.81219
self-assured (not self-conscious)83.113021.41198
brave (not careful)82.615817.81288
folksy (not presidential)82.66219.8168
astonishing (not methodical)82.62119.01116
accepting (not judgemental)82.510923.5983
flamboyant (not modest)81.917922.81251
clumsy (not coordinated)81.99016.21162
low-tech (not high-tech)81.98516.21147
attractive (not repulsive)81.849318.21214
street-smart (not sheltered)81.731124.61206
giving (not receiving)81.618619.0129
extreme (not moderate)81.634418.81175
exaggerating (not factual)81.519220.0151
grateful (not entitled)81.411119.1198
family-first (not work-first)81.321320.21534
vintage (not trendy)81.327524.8159
leisurely (not hurried)81.05522.41625
glad (not mad)80.89122.0533
bright (not depressed)80.79219.71145
gregarious (not private)80.410221.61169
devoted (not unfaithful)80.471918.6131
intimate (not formal)80.17418.6858
summer (not winter)80.022724.5145
mischievous (not well behaved)79.742119.11142
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.621423.21018
backdoor (not official)79.616522.41390
spicy (not mild)79.533520.51212
sweet (not bitter)79.421519.71131
variable (not consistent)79.33222.3159
metaphorical (not literal)79.23126.51178
disorganized (not self-disciplined)79.111723.31121
messy (not neat)79.117417.71103
decorative (not utilitarian)78.97324.6386
oblivious (not alert)78.98722.2553
feminine (not masculine)78.834717.31241
altruistic (not selfish)78.824520.71212
edgy (not politically correct)78.825821.61149
persistent (not quitter)78.7113222.9549
crazy (not sane)78.622017.2540
circular (not linear)78.62522.3157
💝 (not 💔)78.516624.8814
👻 (not 🤖)78.58225.6511
love-focused (not money-focused)78.553825.8140
generous (not stingy)78.428722.6215
opinionated (not jealous)78.431221.0147
fast-talking (not slow-talking)78.326422.9151
vague (not precise)78.12522.2984
drop out (not valedictorian)77.914822.6554
tall (not short)77.927014.91280
scandalous (not proper)77.930618.81271
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.833820.6512
experimental (not reliable)77.818625.7171
deviant (not average)77.830520.41113
nurturing (not poisonous)77.837222.6581
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.714526.4518
flirtatious (not prudish)77.532222.8117
healthy (not sickly)77.448219.51179
ambitious (not realistic)77.330626.0187
outsider (not insider)77.313423.81007
chivalrous (not businesslike)77.012921.6208
luddite (not technophile)76.87021.11067
French (not Russian)76.814125.8140
ludicrous (not sensible)76.717825.91220
opinionated (not neutral)76.685126.6207
emotional (not unemotional)76.653424.9148
chill (not offended)76.410625.2150
🤺 (not 🏌)76.450725.2550
mysterious (not unambiguous)76.223427.01620
giggling (not chortling)76.06326.5159
one-faced (not two-faced)75.850228.5221
protagonist (not antagonist)75.662928.1143
warm (not quarrelsome)75.521423.01163
😎 (not 🧐)75.533528.3593
moist (not dry)75.510021.8159
democratic (not authoritarian)75.418328.61036
motivated (not unmotivated)75.3118924.9138
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.229926.0175
long-winded (not concise)75.19224.8136
romantic (not dispassionate)74.951524.3179
wooden (not plastic)74.932726.8200
🎃 (not 💀)74.517828.5197
touchy-feely (not distant)74.321424.4137
rock (not rap)74.268827.2146
varied (not repetitive)74.14226.8619
plays hard (not works hard)74.018721.81144
tardy (not on-time)74.020921.9196
juvenile (not mature)73.926422.2417
wholesome (not salacious)73.741827.9507
important (not irrelevant)73.698126.5899
poor (not rich)73.624818.41095
interested (not bored)73.652127.8152
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.535228.4638
🥳 (not 🥴)73.512429.9571
heroic (not villainous)73.383821.41183
awkward (not suspicious)73.317624.31127
philosophical (not real)73.27429.7997
punk rock (not preppy)73.234025.4162
unassuming (not pretentious)73.113227.9518
prideful (not envious)73.152322.5234
🐿 (not 🦇)72.938628.9490
lustful (not chaste)72.739522.11184
go-getter (not slugabed)72.496424.3494
gullible (not cynical)72.317927.4115
moody (not stable)72.262423.71226
young (not old)72.173221.51161
open-book (not secretive)72.016928.2195
indulgent (not sober)71.942423.61137
comedic (not dramatic)71.714728.5198
not genocidal (not genocidal)71.484129.8121
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)71.231725.5193
doer (not thinker)71.251028.5213
natural-talent (not hard-work)71.212226.2224
lover (not fighter)71.136827.1202
transient (not permanent)71.19827.3604
metrosexual (not macho)71.139824.8133
anarchist (not statist)71.031327.1721
deep (not shallow)70.853626.6637
frank (not sugarcoated)70.783130.7123
trusting (not suspicious)70.627728.41206
resourceful (not helpless)70.6110328.1385
bad-cook (not good-cook)70.630425.0149
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)70.531230.11016
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.222129.21184
frenzied (not sleepy)70.083826.1153
rugged (not refined)69.940422.41174
🧗 (not 🛌)69.666528.2887
empath (not psychopath)69.471830.4177
existentialist (not nihilist)69.328628.6275
thin (not thick)69.250624.61009
dominant (not submissive)69.184626.21207
sexual (not asexual)69.177928.8182
unpolished (not eloquent)69.028125.61015
🥵 (not 🥶)69.037024.0127
complimentary (not insulting)68.951625.8343
radical (not centrist)68.937429.9137
deranged (not reasonable)68.837522.9556
😏 (not 😬)68.745929.5575
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.642928.91040
active (not slothful)68.6117924.61177
👽 (not 🤡)68.436330.8550
feisty (not gracious)68.378026.71074
spelunker (not claustrophobic)68.242928.2143
slacker (not workaholic)68.021221.0373
equitable (not hypocritical)67.747726.4416
forgiving (not vengeful)67.653728.91105
pacifist (not ferocious)67.432332.01214
compersive (not jealous)67.437724.51031
flimsy (not sturdy)67.320228.7141
nerd (not jock)67.273326.81194
introspective (not not introspective)67.267731.3751
efficient (not overprepared)66.964824.5149
aloof (not obsessed)66.85230.11123
resistant (not resigned)66.887928.51055
angelic (not demonic)66.666824.61119
subjective (not objective)66.322430.8342
📈 (not 📉)66.266530.2535
blissful (not haunted)66.224028.9222
pure (not debased)66.158828.41074
queen (not princess)66.078733.6131
🎩 (not 🧢)65.966234.4544
believable (not poorly-written)65.9134827.8149
soft (not hard)65.849428.2363
narcissistic (not low self esteem)65.865422.4152
tailor (not blacksmith)65.872427.9133
hedonist (not monastic)65.544127.9365
Greek (not Roman)65.49827.2109
soft (not hard)65.351528.81134
rhythmic (not stuttering)65.399229.1133
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)65.282429.9144
mighty (not puny)64.998427.61107
gatherer (not hunter)64.851434.1163
always down (not picky)64.822031.4120
cocky (not timid)64.7103827.1143
interrupting (not attentive)64.651529.6176
🤔 (not 🤫)64.551432.2477
🤣 (not 😊)64.537134.8564
🥰 (not 🙃)64.455634.9810
musical (not off-key)64.437034.3174
lighthearted (not intense)64.229835.1133
complicated (not simple)64.193731.71192
disarming (not creepy)64.1102825.9594
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.023025.1989
trolling (not triggered)64.022426.9129
humble (not arrogant)63.951927.01167
indiscreet (not tactful)63.528129.8479
inspiring (not cringeworthy)63.475530.0386
involved (not remote)63.3105828.51105
disreputable (not prestigious)63.333323.41186
contrarian (not yes-man)63.378132.3129
frugal (not lavish)63.265628.31008
serene (not pensive)63.06128.7136
legit (not scrub)62.9117128.6715
self-improving (not self-destructive)62.949629.2124
Swedish (not Italian)62.944731.6133
theoretical (not empirical)62.814735.01131
transparent (not machiavellian)62.652531.9118
scruffy (not manicured)62.550625.41515
reassuring (not fearmongering)62.479027.5128
enlightened (not lost)62.150531.5141
water (not fire)62.145934.7187
night owl (not morning lark)61.985230.0937
English (not German)61.9144231.9131
bookish (not sporty)61.798325.01076
genuine (not sarcastic)61.671530.81215
master (not apprentice)61.5100930.2627
autistic (not neurotypical)61.415127.01066
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)61.368027.9497
pack rat (not minimalist)61.145733.1512
individualist (not communal)61.085536.7359
impatient (not patient)60.994228.7583
heathen (not devout)60.850728.41060
urban (not rural)60.8110532.0851
fresh (not stinky)60.8111627.4831
assertive (not passive)60.7118630.21138
gossiping (not confidential)60.743629.11431
socialist (not libertarian)60.517236.41098
naive (not paranoid)60.336630.7141
barbaric (not civilized)60.139824.61124
gendered (not androgynous)60.1157928.8589
🐒 (not 🐩)60.158034.3517
🦒 (not 🐐)60.017934.5855
bossy (not meek)59.9116925.81205
knowledgeable (not ignorant)59.9121930.4128
domestic (not industrial)59.854830.4340
child free (not pronatalist)59.7100031.01001
thrifty (not extravagant)59.771437.1205
unfixable (not fixable)59.644330.4146
chosen one (not everyman)59.678030.7117
physical (not intellectual)59.451429.21128
pro (not noob)59.4128830.3566
perverted (not clean)59.446328.2199
honorable (not cunning)59.393130.61280
😇 (not 😈)59.381030.4608
flourishing (not traumatized)59.333632.2156
unpatriotic (not patriotic)59.225029.2480
foolish (not wise)58.956826.01280
perceptive (not unobservant)58.9149033.8148
stylish (not slovenly)58.7103227.31188
🥾 (not 👟)58.569532.5520
specialist (not generalist)58.392231.4305
alpha (not beta)58.1107432.11175
calm (not anxious)58.054729.31164
innocent (not jaded)58.042331.1138
animalistic (not human)57.935229.61109
first-mate (not captain)57.980732.81442
oppressed (not privileged)57.949328.3132
oxymoron (not tautology)57.972528.8100
decisive (not hesitant)57.8121330.91094
dunce (not genius)57.638325.91380
🐮 (not 🐷)57.591129.9733
demure (not vain)57.472926.81030
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.4120431.2564
Pepsi (not Coke)57.243534.8194
unchallenging (not demanding)57.129432.3206
dorky (not cool)57.069234.0534
rustic (not cultured)56.952031.5140
penny-pincher (not overspender)56.790629.4778
high standards (not desperate)56.7104926.0242
driven (not unambitious)56.6172329.01134
non-gamer (not gamer)56.6106332.9162
direct (not roundabout)56.5126136.21099
cryptic (not straightforward)56.434335.61154
worldly (not innocent)56.2125733.11247
atheist (not theist)56.0105733.9326
respectful (not rude)55.9108825.41090
melee (not ranged)55.948231.8110
lewd (not tasteful)55.750027.21172
modern (not historical)55.696831.1953
cooperative (not competitive)55.362831.61154
slow (not fast)55.337128.61136
cheesy (not chic)55.389529.7132
unprepared (not hoarder)54.955831.41251
wavering (not resolute)54.935932.2487
diligent (not lazy)54.8169624.91152
cosmopolitan (not provincial)54.889530.41051
🐘 (not 🐀)54.880733.7777
awkward (not charming)54.760129.91293
fortunate (not unlucky)54.774630.01197
queer (not straight)54.637429.2614
sage (not whippersnapper)54.578434.2141
hypochondriac (not stoic)54.160332.4100
nonpolitical (not political)53.770134.71071
💪 (not 🧠)53.752830.4603
reactive (not proactive)53.796032.4138
incompetent (not competent)53.632727.71177
charming (not trusting)53.596932.51092
earth (not air)53.5126040.3205
often crying (not never cries)53.575327.7139
orange (not purple)53.188535.01078
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.960539.7966
bad boy (not white knight)52.974830.5118
vulnerable (not armoured)52.765730.41126
muddy (not washed)51.966727.1125
main character (not side character)51.893632.191
accommodating (not stubborn)51.744632.9206
impartial (not biased)51.636330.71107
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.3106132.21147
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)51.394230.1128
underachiever (not overachiever)51.337528.0176
smooth (not rough)51.299329.01060
epic (not deep)51.197934.3161
ironic (not profound)51.1101031.6192
common sense (not analysis)51.178933.7136
low IQ (not high IQ)50.633926.31021
eastern (not western)50.639133.0746

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Claire Colburn (0.863)
  2. Patrick Stewart (0.854)
  3. George Weasley (0.837)
  4. Rosie Mulligan (0.832)
  5. Pinkie Pie (0.829)
  6. Maxwell Klinger (0.827)
  7. Linda Belcher (0.814)
  8. Lilo Pelekai (0.811)
  9. Dory (0.809)
  10. Lorelai Gilmore (0.808)
  1. Michael Groff (-0.686)
  2. James Norrington (-0.645)
  3. Jack Crawford (-0.64)
  4. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.64)
  5. Caleb Prior (-0.601)
  6. Lieutenant Schrank (-0.589)
  7. Thomas Matthews (-0.587)
  8. Jim Burns (-0.586)
  9. Peter (-0.577)
  10. Hideki Ide (-0.574)

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

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


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