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Phoebe Buffay Personality Statistics

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. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
open to new experinces (not uncreative)96.148.41212
artistic (not scientific)95.529.21216
spontaneous (not scheduled)94.8119.71180
creative (not conventional)94.5910.71173
imaginative (not practical)94.4410.01176
🎨 (not 🏀)94.21312.3138
vegan (not cannibal)93.5510.0129
whimsical (not rational)93.3312.01157
multicolored (not monochrome)93.2713.8309
spontaneous (not deliberate)92.8411.41088
soulful (not soulless)92.63112.4384
expressive (not stoic)92.32512.61217
🦄 (not 🐴)92.22015.6453
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)92.06512.91212
playful (not shy)91.76011.91174
vibrant (not geriatric)91.72113.295
fantastical (not realistic)91.6912.4130
freelance (not corporate)91.24616.9104
playful (not serious)90.91912.01188
weird (not normal)90.83411.61182
open-minded (not close-minded)90.21416.01565
abstract (not concrete)90.2916.8483
😜 (not 🤐)90.13815.3435
unorthodox (not traditional)89.95817.8335
chatty (not reserved)89.69112.71171
indie (not pop)89.61715.257
egalitarian (not racist)89.312513.9441
bold (not shy)89.226213.91198
funny (not humorless)89.27114.81163
extraordinary (not mundane)89.26415.31181
feminist (not sexist)89.29915.0695
crafty (not scholarly)88.81413.41575
chaotic (not orderly)88.76913.11204
hipster (not basic)88.5616.31109
joyful (not miserable)88.52415.8521
zany (not regular)88.54414.6479
emancipated (not enslaved)88.41914.81065
liberal (not conservative)88.33719.9540
expressive (not monotone)88.38518.356
spiritual (not skeptical)88.21518.81223
sunny (not gloomy)88.24018.091
ADHD (not OCD)88.22911.5122
poetic (not factual)88.1416.6109
beautiful (not ugly)87.828414.1367
wild (not tame)87.611914.01346
optimistic (not pessimistic)87.54518.31118
quirky (not predictable)87.53115.666
bold (not serious)87.43912.91240
charismatic (not uninspiring)87.213316.51110
🌟 (not 💩)87.213917.4506
impulsive (not cautious)87.110016.31201
instinctual (not reasoned)87.13816.61213
random (not pointed)87.02219.2154
cat person (not dog person)87.04322.972
explorer (not builder)86.92614.71487
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)86.518818.2120
😀 (not 😭)86.33318.1547
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)86.25516.9580
flexible (not rigid)86.11316.81161
good-humored (not angry)86.19216.21182
rebellious (not obedient)86.120915.51090
extrovert (not introvert)85.912418.01153
arcane (not mainstream)85.93120.31093
kind (not cruel)85.823717.51078
cheery (not sorrowful)85.75016.91187
confident (not insecure)85.715817.21163
loyal (not traitorous)85.440017.91168
emotional (not logical)85.47018.91303
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)85.44022.3823
independent (not codependent)85.014621.41531
curious (not apathetic)84.97518.61151
open (not guarded)84.92318.91128
idealist (not realist)84.94121.4420
💃 (not 🧕)84.915018.6895
exuberant (not subdued)84.98620.3110
badass (not weakass)84.935820.4139
lenient (not strict)84.85817.71179
head@clouds (not down2earth)84.88025.21192
🤠 (not 🤑)84.55718.2477
loud (not quiet)84.319416.21174
loveable (not punchable)84.311419.6106
outlaw (not sheriff)84.114517.21137
loose (not tight)84.13620.9118
happy (not sad)84.13616.91095
literary (not mathematical)84.03415.51084
avant-garde (not classical)84.02321.4304
goof-off (not studious)83.99117.8542
twitchy (not still)83.810713.8200
kinky (not vanilla)83.78818.91138
interesting (not tiresome)83.514820.71118
exaggerating (not factual)83.414316.9116
freak (not normie)83.411816.6170
flower child (not goth)83.318425.451
warm (not cold)83.213818.71207
self-assured (not self-conscious)83.113021.51199
social (not reclusive)83.013620.2884
astonishing (not methodical)82.91718.41085
brave (not careful)82.812817.81283
treasure (not trash)82.731522.2507
relaxed (not tense)82.52621.11200
vintage (not trendy)82.419623.6134
folksy (not presidential)82.46821.6111
accepting (not judgemental)82.39123.4948
giving (not receiving)82.215918.465
extreme (not moderate)81.927718.41134
street-smart (not sheltered)81.727524.71186
clumsy (not coordinated)81.68516.41118
low-tech (not high-tech)81.67516.71122
flamboyant (not modest)81.415923.11201
attractive (not repulsive)81.438418.01173
family-first (not work-first)81.316620.11525
grateful (not entitled)81.310218.8155
leisurely (not hurried)81.24522.21618
bright (not depressed)80.87219.81105
glad (not mad)80.68222.3480
gregarious (not private)80.39321.81149
intimate (not formal)80.26818.3805
backdoor (not official)79.914722.01402
mischievous (not well behaved)79.935919.01106
summer (not winter)79.920226.361
devoted (not unfaithful)79.862421.055
emotional (not unemotional)79.835121.563
spicy (not mild)79.628720.61158
generous (not stingy)79.519720.9180
conspiracist (not sheeple)79.418723.5997
opinionated (not jealous)79.423220.255
disorganized (not self-disciplined)79.410222.71086
sweet (not bitter)79.217719.61086
edgy (not politically correct)79.122121.31116
messy (not neat)79.015417.61069
circular (not linear)78.92023.0129
metaphorical (not literal)78.92726.81176
oblivious (not alert)78.88022.1522
altruistic (not selfish)78.721020.81165
vague (not precise)78.62821.6969
persistent (not quitter)78.692423.0512
feminine (not masculine)78.426917.31197
decorative (not utilitarian)78.46025.3365
flirtatious (not prudish)78.426823.259
crazy (not sane)78.320317.3496
exhibitionist (not bashful)78.319623.5121
chivalrous (not businesslike)78.39321.8158
👻 (not 🤖)78.26525.7487
fast-talking (not slow-talking)78.122122.3102
drop out (not valedictorian)77.913022.4515
tall (not short)77.821114.81123
experimental (not reliable)77.816224.3130
ambitious (not realistic)77.823826.5145
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)77.613025.9489
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.628220.8480
ludicrous (not sensible)77.516625.01194
scandalous (not proper)77.528319.11259
💝 (not 💔)77.514825.0753
variable (not consistent)77.54525.3113
healthy (not sickly)77.440319.51153
deviant (not average)77.429820.51045
love-focused (not money-focused)77.346626.956
luddite (not technophile)77.15720.91068
nurturing (not poisonous)77.133022.9535
one-faced (not two-faced)76.938627.2183
🤺 (not 🏌)76.940624.4519
chill (not offended)76.89524.9116
outsider (not insider)76.613324.3975
democratic (not authoritarian)76.314428.11023
opinionated (not neutral)76.174027.0169
long-winded (not concise)75.99524.759
mysterious (not unambiguous)75.918727.41645
French (not Russian)75.712727.0101
motivated (not unmotivated)75.589824.475
warm (not quarrelsome)75.417422.91152
punk rock (not preppy)75.424825.7111
touchy-feely (not distant)75.118425.168
😎 (not 🧐)75.026628.5536
varied (not repetitive)74.63526.6603
open-book (not secretive)74.611426.7131
wooden (not plastic)74.629926.9153
frank (not sugarcoated)74.450230.149
plays hard (not works hard)74.316621.41136
tardy (not on-time)74.317221.8170
moist (not dry)74.29623.0121
🎃 (not 💀)74.217628.7153
juvenile (not mature)74.024521.8358
poor (not rich)73.717818.11061
romantic (not dispassionate)73.746325.6120
unassuming (not pretentious)73.59727.1488
interested (not bored)73.540528.2115
rock (not rap)73.562826.574
important (not irrelevant)73.477326.2871
heroic (not villainous)73.365621.31168
awkward (not suspicious)73.314724.21085
🥳 (not 🥴)73.39429.8514
philosophical (not real)73.26429.6997
dramatic (not no-nonsense)73.131328.6603
lustful (not chaste)73.035021.91188
giggling (not chortling)72.69329.9114
🐿 (not 🦇)72.532028.9463
young (not old)72.355521.41125
moody (not stable)72.151723.61209
indulgent (not sober)72.136223.51124
go-getter (not slugabed)72.178424.5459
not genocidal (not genocidal)72.160331.058
prideful (not envious)72.048823.4191
resourceful (not helpless)71.886227.4357
wholesome (not salacious)71.839428.8465
transient (not permanent)71.77427.1562
comedic (not dramatic)71.711928.4153
bad-cook (not good-cook)71.324326.5113
protagonist (not antagonist)71.062529.572
frenzied (not sleepy)70.964825.6102
deep (not shallow)70.943726.5603
lover (not fighter)70.928827.0166
anarchist (not statist)70.725827.2693
metrosexual (not macho)70.637424.187
gullible (not cynical)70.517827.952
trusting (not suspicious)70.322928.41190
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)70.324930.21020
doer (not thinker)70.348329.2174
focused on the present (not focused on the future)70.019529.31186
sexual (not asexual)70.060928.4142
natural-talent (not hard-work)70.011925.8195
rugged (not refined)69.933922.31163
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)69.928125.7160
unpolished (not eloquent)69.624425.21001
dominant (not submissive)69.569625.91193
🧗 (not 🛌)69.353828.2867
existentialist (not nihilist)69.323928.7251
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)69.038028.71041
thin (not thick)69.039124.7991
deranged (not reasonable)69.031022.6532
👽 (not 🤡)68.829730.4518
feisty (not gracious)68.665126.41023
😏 (not 😬)68.437329.9530
active (not slothful)68.494224.61147
flimsy (not sturdy)68.217928.2105
tailor (not blacksmith)68.253527.297
empath (not psychopath)67.961031.4136
equitable (not hypocritical)67.838226.2385
slacker (not workaholic)67.818420.5330
spelunker (not claustrophobic)67.838727.9105
pacifist (not ferocious)67.723832.01213
forgiving (not vengeful)67.640528.81091
blissful (not haunted)67.618230.1149
rhythmic (not stuttering)67.372328.3102
nerd (not jock)67.261026.61169
compersive (not jealous)67.229824.71023
subjective (not objective)66.917230.5317
complimentary (not insulting)66.946126.3325
introspective (not not introspective)66.951031.7732
resistant (not resigned)66.871128.11060
aloof (not obsessed)66.55830.01098
hedonist (not monastic)66.536527.1346
trolling (not triggered)66.416227.595
narcissistic (not low self esteem)66.255722.1114
angelic (not demonic)66.155624.51080
🎩 (not 🧢)66.054034.3504
pure (not debased)65.947028.41070
soft (not hard)65.937927.8336
cocky (not timid)65.980627.464
📈 (not 📉)65.852230.3511
efficient (not overprepared)65.860125.8103
radical (not centrist)65.439832.765
mighty (not puny)65.379327.51111
Greek (not Roman)65.39528.278
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)65.365028.873
soft (not hard)65.240728.71111
interrupting (not attentive)65.144029.4138
self-improving (not self-destructive)65.133328.897
🤣 (not 😊)65.031034.8529
🥵 (not 🥶)65.038824.6108
gatherer (not hunter)64.944035.7113
believable (not poorly-written)64.9111928.6111
Swedish (not Italian)64.730831.1103
lowbrow (not highbrow)64.619724.8987
disarming (not creepy)64.480925.8574
🤔 (not 🤫)64.342732.1464
reassuring (not fearmongering)63.956628.362
complicated (not simple)63.875131.91161
queen (not princess)63.869934.159
frugal (not lavish)63.653427.8997
enlightened (not lost)63.638731.6105
disreputable (not prestigious)63.429123.31187
indiscreet (not tactful)63.422329.8465
naive (not paranoid)63.325633.562
involved (not remote)63.287028.51087
flourishing (not traumatized)63.221830.6104
innocent (not jaded)63.029129.052
theoretical (not empirical)62.912034.91122
legit (not scrub)62.994228.3682
humble (not arrogant)62.841427.11141
serene (not pensive)62.84728.5110
🥰 (not 🙃)62.745735.3750
scruffy (not manicured)62.640725.31510
inspiring (not cringeworthy)62.261430.2355
genuine (not sarcastic)62.153530.81180
night owl (not morning lark)62.068429.9920
individualist (not communal)62.063936.3311
autistic (not neurotypical)61.510826.51059
bookish (not sporty)61.478625.11058
master (not apprentice)61.483830.1609
urban (not rural)61.488631.9836
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)61.454228.1488
always down (not picky)61.424134.564
impatient (not patient)61.376029.0556
contrarian (not yes-man)61.370533.462
English (not German)61.2117733.398
water (not fire)61.235234.7155
assertive (not passive)61.195230.01130
heathen (not devout)61.041628.31046
gossiping (not confidential)61.037028.81399
🐒 (not 🐩)61.046033.9498
lighthearted (not intense)60.929635.198
thrifty (not extravagant)60.953437.1173
fresh (not stinky)60.888927.2792
socialist (not libertarian)60.713036.31091
gendered (not androgynous)60.6126928.7569
musical (not off-key)60.638035.2123
perceptive (not unobservant)60.5113733.3115
pack rat (not minimalist)60.440233.3482
bossy (not meek)60.195226.01184
barbaric (not civilized)60.133424.51118
domestic (not industrial)60.140730.2315
🦒 (not 🐐)60.115034.5833
child free (not pronatalist)59.978230.61006
pro (not noob)59.3101730.4532
melee (not ranged)59.329230.872
physical (not intellectual)59.242328.91119
foolish (not wise)59.246125.91236
perverted (not clean)59.241028.3164
honorable (not cunning)59.172530.71250
hypochondriac (not stoic)59.140531.946
stylish (not slovenly)58.584027.11162
alpha (not beta)58.587332.11156
chosen one (not everyman)58.567931.764
calm (not anxious)58.344029.21140
knowledgeable (not ignorant)58.2100731.296
oxymoron (not tautology)58.262527.849
unpatriotic (not patriotic)58.119229.2431
first-mate (not captain)58.066432.71439
decisive (not hesitant)57.999930.81084
transparent (not machiavellian)57.959432.560
specialist (not generalist)57.876831.4277
oppressed (not privileged)57.837829.196
unfixable (not fixable)57.840830.6110
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)57.797631.2548
animalistic (not human)57.630929.91085
🥾 (not 👟)57.657532.7502
penny-pincher (not overspender)57.570329.3760
😇 (not 😈)57.567430.3556
dorky (not cool)57.456533.7476
dunce (not genius)57.332425.91376
Pepsi (not Coke)57.232634.2157
demure (not vain)57.058526.8997
🐮 (not 🐷)57.071230.0709
high standards (not desperate)56.885925.5185
unchallenging (not demanding)56.723231.4163
rustic (not cultured)56.744431.456
direct (not roundabout)56.6100036.31092
cryptic (not straightforward)56.527635.41137
driven (not unambitious)56.5136929.01135
lewd (not tasteful)56.441726.91147
modern (not historical)56.277831.0939
worldly (not innocent)55.9103033.21225
cheesy (not chic)55.872430.769
respectful (not rude)55.785325.31086
slow (not fast)55.530828.51107
unprepared (not hoarder)55.442731.31238
cosmopolitan (not provincial)55.369330.41045
🐘 (not 🐀)55.367533.6748
cooperative (not competitive)55.147131.61143
awkward (not charming)54.946629.51293
earth (not air)54.898839.7171
diligent (not lazy)54.5134325.11145
sage (not whippersnapper)54.561734.2102
non-gamer (not gamer)54.489633.4121
muddy (not washed)54.450926.359
incompetent (not competent)54.227027.11159
queer (not straight)54.226329.2595
fortunate (not unlucky)54.063630.11172
wavering (not resolute)54.031932.3469
💪 (not 🧠)53.945230.3570
charming (not trusting)53.778432.51086
atheist (not theist)53.689633.5296
orange (not purple)53.368234.81082
vulnerable (not armoured)53.250630.31096
underachiever (not overachiever)53.229629.0133
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.048239.7970
nonpolitical (not political)52.857234.61046
white knight (not bad boy)52.888331.258
common sense (not analysis)52.756033.474
profound (not ironic)52.469131.5160
reactive (not proactive)52.379533.264
accommodating (not stubborn)52.235132.7162
often crying (not never cries)52.065727.471
impartial (not biased)51.728830.61100
thick-skinned (not sensitive)51.286932.21134
deep (not epic)51.073034.6135
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.378630.997
low IQ (not high IQ)50.429026.31003
eastern (not western)50.634033.2719
rough (not smooth)50.578928.81057

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. Patrick Stewart (0.842)
  2. George Weasley (0.839)
  3. Pinkie Pie (0.834)
  4. Maxwell Klinger (0.82)
  5. Lilo Pelekai (0.813)
  6. Dory (0.806)
  7. Goh Peik Lin (0.804)
  8. Donkey (0.802)
  9. Lorelai Gilmore (0.8)
  10. Linda Belcher (0.795)
  1. James Norrington (-0.647)
  2. Jack Crawford (-0.637)
  3. Count Alexei Karenin (-0.62)
  4. Thomas Matthews (-0.587)
  5. Peter (-0.585)
  6. Jim Burns (-0.574)
  7. Cornelius Fudge (-0.568)
  8. Lieutenant Schrank (-0.565)
  9. Ervin Burrell (-0.564)
  10. Principal Skinner (-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.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.04)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.04)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.04)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.06)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.25)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.25)
  7. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = -0.26)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.29)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.31)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.31)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.33)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.39)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.42)
  14. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.5)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.51)
  16. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.52)
  17. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.56)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.58)
  19. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.59)
  20. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.61)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.67)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.7)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.73)
  24. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.73)
  25. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.8)


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