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Ross Geller Personality Statistics

Ross Geller 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
nerd (not jock)94.13711.51137
bookish (not sporty)93.62411.01203
scientific (not artistic)92.41512.41140
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)91.9312.195
scholarly (not crafty)90.7513.51543
🧠 (not 💪)89.76114.8529
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)89.51816.5528
intellectual (not physical)89.47514.81144
tense (not relaxed)89.17811.91138
dorky (not cool)88.61714.5461
anxious (not calm)87.84112.31082
valedictorian (not drop out)87.115520.5472
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)87.04718.2562
scheduled (not spontaneous)86.98417.21177
skeptical (not spiritual)86.36116.91198
privileged (not oppressed)86.216120.8105
sheriff (not outlaw)85.56917.61212
sensitive (not thick-skinned)85.43517.21176
offended (not chill)85.17316.097
preppy (not punk rock)84.99820.5105
🧐 (not 😎)84.72420.2483
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)84.54116.01121
jealous (not compersive)84.37116.31064
factual (not poetic)84.14520.2110
rigid (not flexible)83.97516.41087
careful (not brave)83.61216.91192
conventional (not creative)83.55218.11161
obedient (not rebellious)83.43717.81145
tight (not loose)83.112521.6105
methodical (not astonishing)83.05718.61101
sheltered (not street-smart)82.64419.01226
repetitive (not varied)82.22616.3625
practical (not imaginative)81.711821.61142
workaholic (not slacker)81.740618.5337
historical (not modern)81.67417.5979
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.59918.7497
triggered (not trolling)81.43320.197
works hard (not plays hard)81.422417.81130
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)81.324620.7514
mild (not spicy)81.23719.91127
high IQ (not low IQ)81.243219.41021
neat (not messy)81.221120.91034
tall (not short)81.112615.81142
corporate (not freelance)81.19920.587
vanilla (not kinky)81.06520.81083
awkward (not charming)80.85718.11184
serious (not bold)80.73517.71187
obsessed (not aloof)80.612721.31060
basic (not hipster)80.510521.31072
diligent (not lazy)80.362419.71165
unambiguous (not mysterious)80.26119.31522
tailor (not blacksmith)79.613119.982
manicured (not scruffy)79.637719.31488
deliberate (not spontaneous)79.225722.41118
self-destructive (not self-improving)79.114622.288
insecure (not confident)79.15019.71180
tame (not wild)78.86420.81337
dramatic (not no-nonsense)78.717724.2598
😬 (not 😏)78.74821.8515
pronatalist (not child free)78.45321.01013
🤔 (not 🤫)78.35124.0459
🐒 (not 🐩)78.37529.4501
classical (not avant-garde)78.29221.3283
🤖 (not 👻)78.25824.2467
beta (not alpha)77.911922.71150
overprepared (not efficient)77.91424.5103
hurried (not leisurely)77.86920.31487
judgemental (not accepting)77.720522.6907
straight (not queer)77.744924.3605
moody (not stable)77.628321.11172
civilized (not barbaric)77.535122.11084
gendered (not androgynous)77.358426.0571
driven (not unambitious)77.268420.91156
cringeworthy (not inspiring)77.211720.6324
traditional (not unorthodox)77.110922.7324
gatherer (not hunter)77.115223.493
morning lark (not night owl)77.07121.4892
off-key (not musical)76.98424.282
official (not backdoor)76.99324.41415
traumatized (not flourishing)76.821421.3104
monochrome (not multicolored)76.711323.7272
strict (not lenient)76.723922.41193
claustrophobic (not spelunker)76.73623.482
🥴 (not 🥳)76.49920.8488
pretentious (not unassuming)76.223024.9529
refined (not rugged)76.125120.21176
hesitant (not decisive)75.94824.31152
pessimistic (not optimistic)75.814922.31103
competitive (not cooperative)75.738425.91123
serious (not playful)75.436320.11198
awkward (not suspicious)75.310325.31059
politically correct (not edgy)75.38723.71091
studious (not goof-off)75.247227.4494
self-disciplined (not disorganized)75.053927.41114
🐴 (not 🦄)75.015928.5441
concrete (not abstract)74.915026.8512
stuttering (not rhythmic)74.94724.191
gloomy (not sunny)74.825221.3123
statist (not anarchist)74.611825.6683
uncreative (not open to new experinces)74.57023.41167
precise (not vague)74.431826.8986
close-minded (not open-minded)74.414122.11525
biased (not impartial)74.329625.11140
frenzied (not sleepy)74.239224.097
specialist (not generalist)73.917725.9260
average (not deviant)73.76324.4960
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.714823.5805
puny (not mighty)73.66419.01094
impatient (not patient)73.437624.9569
codependent (not independent)73.314028.41557
🐿 (not 🦇)73.225126.8420
rational (not whimsical)73.131127.61118
reasoned (not instinctual)73.111728.41149
literal (not metaphorical)73.017728.61146
sorrowful (not cheery)72.926919.81136
punchable (not loveable)72.417828.388
😭 (not 😀)72.314125.3532
💔 (not 💝)72.318429.1794
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)72.125328.31073
mundane (not extraordinary)72.07524.31121
intense (not lighthearted)72.047228.5112
English (not German)71.953528.385
geriatric (not vibrant)71.95824.695
self-conscious (not self-assured)71.98127.51216
arrogant (not humble)71.839124.41164
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.729624.81008
utilitarian (not decorative)71.534522.5283
weird (not normal)71.336222.61193
well behaved (not mischievous)71.220326.11124
rich (not poor)70.943017.91050
patriotic (not unpatriotic)70.741422.6449
political (not nonpolitical)70.529925.91039
urban (not rural)70.545827.0832
miserable (not joyful)70.434821.4540
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)70.414831.1758
hypocritical (not equitable)70.222825.0396
formal (not intimate)70.125823.6755
vulnerable (not armoured)69.915525.81104
tiresome (not interesting)69.87425.71112
cautious (not impulsive)69.827430.51245
soft (not hard)69.724726.41169
human (not animalistic)69.757726.91036
permanent (not transient)69.523327.2513
expressive (not stoic)69.238127.51174
submissive (not dominant)69.218226.41212
orderly (not chaotic)69.139029.61126
unlucky (not fortunate)69.026526.81148
sad (not happy)68.836519.61095
🎩 (not 🧢)68.842130.2451
prestigious (not disreputable)68.745125.01236
soft (not hard)68.726727.6309
frugal (not lavish)68.632124.31038
knowledgeable (not ignorant)68.658930.297
proper (not scandalous)68.632227.51200
first-mate (not captain)68.536927.41295
persistent (not quitter)68.3104828.2511
lost (not enlightened)68.327927.888
egalitarian (not racist)68.282224.8442
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)67.829527.6975
clumsy (not coordinated)66.921426.81094
atheist (not theist)66.839732.3261
romantic (not dispassionate)66.459031.588
eloquent (not unpolished)66.355026.11036
Italian (not Swedish)66.233125.970
quarrelsome (not warm)66.046926.21109
selfish (not altruistic)66.035727.61220
pacifist (not ferocious)65.823026.41146
metrosexual (not macho)65.844527.094
curious (not apathetic)65.757028.31163
mad (not glad)65.545424.1492
dry (not moist)65.428032.392
orange (not purple)65.323130.7930
roundabout (not direct)65.311229.71106
🐀 (not 🐘)65.224831.7754
trusting (not charming)65.120523.91079
🛌 (not 🧗)64.919528.7785
hoarder (not unprepared)64.841226.51210
unfixable (not fixable)64.523828.180
conservative (not liberal)64.422729.6470
guarded (not open)64.272326.81059
linear (not circular)64.026732.093
involved (not remote)63.769326.41049
libertarian (not socialist)63.627727.9867
depressed (not bright)63.530324.51140
high-tech (not low-tech)63.438127.51076
kind (not cruel)63.273026.11109
healthy (not sickly)63.274627.31131
vain (not demure)63.245127.21044
introvert (not extrovert)63.128425.31149
complicated (not simple)63.063330.21143
realist (not idealist)62.938732.3347
shy (not bold)62.89924.61125
🤐 (not 😜)62.641429.3426
mathematical (not literary)62.525434.21066
noob (not pro)62.517331.0502
🙃 (not 🥰)62.436532.5772
existentialist (not nihilist)62.345028.6239
competent (not incompetent)62.189430.11139
reliable (not experimental)62.148930.399
domestic (not industrial)61.932729.0270
🤡 (not 👽)61.826632.0457
master (not apprentice)61.668629.1640
chatty (not reserved)61.550327.11165
uninspiring (not charismatic)61.511627.91136
genius (not dunce)61.469026.31300
passive (not assertive)61.419629.31138
🦒 (not 🐐)61.49633.6753
💩 (not 🌟)61.320029.6445
sensible (not ludicrous)61.255530.11119
suspicious (not trusting)61.155330.21154
crazy (not sane)61.147526.4494
focused on the future (not focused on the present)61.029129.71165
soulful (not soulless)61.081928.3302
sarcastic (not genuine)60.744028.51172
gossiping (not confidential)60.732127.71532
sober (not indulgent)60.438528.71069
loyal (not traitorous)60.289829.01156
loud (not quiet)60.253926.51111
angry (not good-humored)60.239225.21147
thin (not thick)60.157324.3894
introspective (not not introspective)60.163430.6689
presidential (not folksy)60.152629.797
honorable (not cunning)60.056827.21238
slow (not fast)59.818525.71053
shy (not playful)59.819124.11109
enslaved (not emancipated)59.817027.21016
philosophical (not real)59.718733.5903
reclusive (not social)59.739024.9827
flimsy (not sturdy)59.724330.791
old (not young)59.340722.61149
🏌 (not 🤺)59.316235.0463
lustful (not chaste)59.256527.21125
bitter (not sweet)59.051127.91134
technophile (not luddite)58.940229.1934
objective (not subjective)58.931331.7252
😇 (not 😈)58.852930.0540
theoretical (not empirical)58.517436.01144
authoritarian (not democratic)58.345431.21010
vengeful (not forgiving)58.154429.11200
go-getter (not slugabed)58.1102329.9418
slovenly (not stylish)57.932527.11040
devout (not heathen)57.756328.2981
outsider (not insider)57.753228.41022
🧕 (not 💃)57.728930.0741
modest (not flamboyant)57.658329.71169
individualist (not communal)57.663130.9331
sexist (not feminist)57.632729.6663
narcissistic (not low self esteem)57.567636.697
cannibal (not vegan)57.449531.9101
feisty (not gracious)57.382325.6978
extreme (not moderate)57.173532.41182
foolish (not wise)57.043426.91243
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)57.039335.5477
subdued (not exuberant)56.936829.892
ranged (not melee)56.954130.676
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')56.819935.9895
oblivious (not alert)56.834332.4525
whippersnapper (not sage)56.848828.079
tasteful (not lewd)56.475226.71151
fresh (not stinky)56.181330.2819
respectful (not rude)56.067929.21167
French (not Russian)55.969230.464
consistent (not variable)55.869232.396
bossy (not meek)55.286532.41121
📉 (not 📈)55.225831.3508
private (not gregarious)55.172927.71049
creepy (not disarming)55.128826.9568
wholesome (not salacious)55.166029.8485
repulsive (not attractive)54.926926.91128
chortling (not giggling)54.876430.075
explorer (not builder)54.757731.11461
neurotypical (not autistic)54.5103629.81029
nurturing (not poisonous)54.373130.0508
straightforward (not cryptic)54.091231.51097
legit (not scrub)53.995930.0693
emotional (not logical)53.766632.31184
masculine (not feminine)53.674222.81180
humorless (not funny)53.146727.91209
warm (not cold)53.166926.91154
insulting (not complimentary)53.156327.5357
ugly (not beautiful)53.024024.9370
important (not irrelevant)52.9107030.8826
pure (not debased)52.865627.51037
angelic (not demonic)52.872627.21062
resistant (not resigned)52.7105230.41126
family-first (not work-first)52.760728.41571
slow-talking (not fast-talking)52.740233.8105
down2earth (not head@clouds)52.668733.31117
🐮 (not 🐷)52.677032.4718
monastic (not hedonist)52.546527.6310
heroic (not villainous)52.494125.91073
cosmopolitan (not provincial)52.465930.3966
eastern (not western)52.424734.8732
believable (not poorly-written)52.4121731.695
deranged (not reasonable)52.351930.0524
arcane (not mainstream)52.272532.91021
indiscreet (not tactful)52.239130.7461
wavering (not resolute)52.129830.2474
trash (not treasure)52.125531.7522
🤠 (not 🤑)52.176330.1455
rough (not smooth)51.961327.11019
pack rat (not minimalist)51.753229.5428
resourceful (not helpless)51.6108730.0363
active (not slothful)51.4111225.91087
🥾 (not 👟)51.362934.9482
Greek (not Roman)51.358132.982
worldly (not innocent)51.192727.51116
regular (not zany)51.152631.0480
shallow (not deep)51.045030.5588
🤣 (not 😊)51.049130.6526
open-book (not secretive)50.945431.0115
unobservant (not perceptive)50.125334.591
conspiracist (not sheeple)50.892631.2883
mature (not juvenile)50.372330.0326
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)50.463835.795

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Cyril Figgis (0.836)
  2. Alan Harper (0.79)
  3. Principal Skinner (0.769)
  4. Walter Stratford (0.769)
  5. Peter (0.766)
  1. Patrick Verona (-0.532)
  2. Jason Mendoza (-0.518)
  3. Stitch (-0.492)
  4. Tim Riggins (-0.492)
  5. Phoebe Buffay (-0.49)

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. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = 0.75)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = 0.69)
  3. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = 0.65)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = 0.64)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = 0.64)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = 0.63)
  7. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.49)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.46)
  9. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.45)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.39)
  11. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.38)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.38)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.32)
  14. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.31)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.29)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.28)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.23)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.23)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.2)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.13)
  21. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.08)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.04)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.06)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.08)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.1)


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