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Ferris Bueller Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Ferris Bueller is a character from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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
extrovert (not introvert)97.227.533
main character (not side character)96.34110.356
playful (not shy)96.157.428
charismatic (not uninspiring)95.957.632
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)95.31512.729
open to new experinces (not uncreative)94.51410.723
vibrant (not geriatric)94.477.344
plays hard (not works hard)93.839.624
wild (not tame)93.7217.734
mischievous (not well behaved)93.5418.832
optimistic (not pessimistic)93.4187.830
outlaw (not sheriff)93.4209.635
social (not reclusive)93.2159.429
resourceful (not helpless)93.15413.537
💃 (not 🧕)92.7268.932
😀 (not 😭)92.3410.044
captain (not first-mate)92.15616.227
good-humored (not angry)92.0249.521
bold (not serious)91.959.331
playful (not serious)91.82518.629
funny (not humorless)91.64811.628
summer (not winter)91.6189.629
relaxed (not tense)91.6311.640
exhibitionist (not bashful)91.51110.151
bold (not shy)91.318919.730
impulsive (not cautious)91.25211.023
flirtatious (not prudish)91.24411.637
fortunate (not unlucky)91.1110.340
cocky (not timid)90.910212.649
rebellious (not obedient)90.711717.233
exuberant (not subdued)90.42616.436
👟 (not 🥾)90.2611.445
ambitious (not realistic)90.1287.430
spontaneous (not scheduled)90.16019.628
creative (not conventional)90.0419.128
joyful (not miserable)90.02613.930
freelance (not corporate)90.06515.169
😎 (not 🧐)89.92716.436
flexible (not rigid)89.8410.034
self-assured (not self-conscious)89.71612.719
sunny (not gloomy)89.55014.735
😜 (not 🤐)89.46917.728
cheery (not sorrowful)89.33311.626
young (not old)89.36811.926
experimental (not reliable)89.11911.228
loud (not quiet)89.111410.324
imaginative (not practical)88.93117.535
chatty (not reserved)88.812710.540
bright (not depressed)88.81310.224
loose (not tight)88.7815.339
flamboyant (not modest)88.66415.139
goof-off (not studious)88.65017.826
extreme (not moderate)88.312112.826
crafty (not scholarly)88.22010.844
slacker (not workaholic)88.12216.131
ADHD (not OCD)88.13616.426
chaotic (not orderly)88.09515.325
dominant (not submissive)87.922112.031
charming (not awkward)87.86619.426
expressive (not monotone)87.812418.540
lenient (not strict)87.72817.425
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)87.71316.224
focused on the present (not focused on the future)87.6819.942
privileged (not oppressed)87.616711.729
master (not apprentice)87.520010.726
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)87.519019.126
decisive (not hesitant)87.411918.636
flourishing (not traumatized)87.4214.331
🤣 (not 😊)87.21716.138
scandalous (not proper)87.19216.133
deviant (not average)87.05212.643
unorthodox (not traditional)87.010412.245
indulgent (not sober)86.87318.536
persistent (not quitter)86.363119.525
alpha (not beta)86.224415.631
happy (not sad)86.13316.622
pro (not noob)86.030618.829
chill (not offended)85.92417.537
attractive (not repulsive)85.829911.936
explorer (not builder)85.84318.829
extraordinary (not mundane)85.716113.527
confident (not insecure)85.618119.520
anarchist (not statist)85.64719.431
fast (not slow)85.312414.629
charming (not trusting)85.33318.335
gregarious (not private)85.04511.927
liberal (not conservative)85.08713.833
prideful (not envious)85.03811.624
opinionated (not neutral)85.039112.222
emancipated (not enslaved)84.96319.044
spelunker (not claustrophobic)84.81814.526
assertive (not passive)84.725520.627
smooth (not rough)84.62617.635
😏 (not 😬)84.65921.928
exaggerating (not factual)84.413115.738
expressive (not stoic)83.917416.538
glad (not mad)83.96213.127
spontaneous (not deliberate)83.77422.827
open-minded (not close-minded)83.69119.730
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)83.624512.234
natural-talent (not hard-work)83.6820.124
brave (not careful)83.513120.826
head@clouds (not down2earth)83.311023.024
street-smart (not sheltered)83.327521.337
important (not irrelevant)83.347622.932
cool (not dorky)83.213215.924
juvenile (not mature)82.811520.730
epic (not deep)82.82215.942
narcissistic (not low self esteem)82.721320.048
opinionated (not jealous)82.612218.428
🥳 (not 🥴)82.53026.124
badass (not weakass)82.551014.928
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)82.416316.133
curious (not apathetic)82.415615.122
quirky (not predictable)82.29316.946
📈 (not 📉)82.12823.231
urban (not rural)82.117719.231
fantastical (not realistic)81.912118.836
doer (not thinker)81.915718.936
whimsical (not rational)81.811518.839
💝 (not 💔)81.79816.936
bad boy (not white knight)81.613917.333
🥵 (not 🥶)81.26819.355
varied (not repetitive)81.1517.733
fire (not water)81.030723.027
sexual (not asexual)80.937016.224
sarcastic (not genuine)80.816821.136
trolling (not triggered)80.82519.333
lavish (not frugal)80.815121.532
impatient (not patient)80.830422.536
overspender (not penny-pincher)80.610718.537
bossy (not meek)80.548816.831
disarming (not creepy)80.320920.028
abstract (not concrete)80.17016.151
🌟 (not 💩)80.153322.625
leisurely (not hurried)80.06728.125
instinctual (not reasoned)79.918325.431
extravagant (not thrifty)79.922724.532
genius (not dunce)79.835218.235
go-getter (not slugabed)79.754426.723
blissful (not haunted)79.45021.237
high IQ (not low IQ)79.471517.044
radical (not centrist)79.410821.826
healthy (not sickly)79.239220.725
rhythmic (not stuttering)79.034122.625
variable (not consistent)79.03426.928
entitled (not grateful)78.928922.025
dramatic (not no-nonsense)78.825023.226
efficient (not overprepared)78.89121.040
stubborn (not accommodating)78.853620.430
spicy (not mild)78.737017.130
tardy (not on-time)78.512724.645
atheist (not theist)78.421417.638
tailor (not blacksmith)78.317917.930
stylish (not slovenly)78.337617.141
arrogant (not humble)78.237813.528
hedonist (not monastic)78.28425.637
heathen (not devout)78.19621.134
child free (not pronatalist)78.121723.621
🐒 (not 🐩)78.19520.629
chosen one (not everyman)77.915324.824
🎃 (not 💀)77.812019.035
resistant (not resigned)77.826623.833
modern (not historical)77.721421.436
calm (not anxious)77.610831.832
fresh (not stinky)77.551225.023
romantic (not dispassionate)77.540324.431
worldly (not innocent)77.349326.020
egalitarian (not racist)77.387423.922
artistic (not scientific)77.225723.633
lustful (not chaste)77.127014.727
👻 (not 🤖)77.011123.341
kinky (not vanilla)76.525017.431
interesting (not tiresome)76.248026.824
beautiful (not ugly)76.290315.330
French (not Russian)76.115721.851
perceptive (not unobservant)76.184922.820
🧗 (not 🛌)76.046227.621
air (not earth)75.93627.243
independent (not codependent)75.948425.543
interrupting (not attentive)75.924626.339
conspiracist (not sheeple)75.831620.028
rock (not rap)75.856316.436
avant-garde (not classical)75.711321.935
twitchy (not still)75.731722.624
demanding (not unchallenging)75.771322.532
thin (not thick)75.623319.734
sweet (not bitter)75.332319.534
zany (not regular)75.233920.241
competitive (not cooperative)75.155228.522
involved (not remote)75.041826.541
protagonist (not antagonist)75.065230.434
English (not German)74.766824.330
dog person (not cat person)74.724426.130
intimate (not formal)74.222420.628
😈 (not 😇)74.234622.835
ludicrous (not sensible)74.123028.720
comedic (not dramatic)74.111326.530
cultured (not rustic)74.034822.033
machiavellian (not transparent)74.028826.834
🧢 (not 🎩)73.932625.929
love-focused (not money-focused)73.971820.526
active (not slothful)73.894326.830
cynical (not gullible)73.849225.430
soulful (not soulless)73.782127.119
frenzied (not sleepy)73.761226.637
idealist (not realist)73.724026.831
moist (not dry)73.512924.528
always down (not picky)73.46033.834
vain (not demure)73.434220.942
deranged (not reasonable)73.129020.333
masculine (not feminine)72.971422.324
multicolored (not monochrome)72.928830.319
lighthearted (not intense)72.715529.744
resolute (not wavering)72.553828.427
never cries (not often crying)72.449819.620
interested (not bored)72.357628.527
messy (not neat)72.229826.023
fast-talking (not slow-talking)72.246128.131
edgy (not politically correct)72.144817.823
flower child (not goth)72.055815.524
poetic (not factual)71.920220.134
treasure (not trash)71.8102227.838
cunning (not honorable)71.733529.431
plastic (not wooden)71.78820.823
🧠 (not 💪)71.677524.829
high-tech (not low-tech)71.439523.337
Italian (not Swedish)71.429522.331
random (not pointed)71.314526.439
armoured (not vulnerable)71.357127.225
🦄 (not 🐴)71.227929.231
individualist (not communal)71.249628.038
queen (not princess)71.160632.136
loyal (not traitorous)70.4113522.732
open (not guarded)70.414229.539
high standards (not desperate)70.455218.119
coordinated (not clumsy)70.381627.432
hipster (not basic)70.219320.123
feisty (not gracious)70.071128.131
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)69.877729.729
proactive (not reactive)69.88833.543
heroic (not villainous)69.796924.336
suspicious (not awkward)69.564223.520
backdoor (not official)69.543633.826
enlightened (not lost)69.427024.533
jaded (not innocent)69.475324.536
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.354927.535
competent (not incompetent)69.1112827.027
believable (not poorly-written)69.0114223.428
nonpolitical (not political)68.921229.528
circular (not linear)68.816729.118
drop out (not valedictorian)68.731726.227
straightforward (not cryptic)68.663628.322
rich (not poor)68.568919.724
selfish (not altruistic)68.445727.351
warm (not cold)68.361727.932
crazy (not sane)68.348525.025
trendy (not vintage)68.318330.235
demonic (not angelic)68.039716.524
whippersnapper (not sage)68.027328.746
thick-skinned (not sensitive)67.845423.733
legit (not scrub)67.797322.923
gendered (not androgynous)67.6132324.927
pack rat (not minimalist)67.626625.727
sporty (not bookish)67.541423.520
precise (not vague)67.473527.427
not genocidal (not genocidal)67.4100734.736
lover (not fighter)67.446122.437
naive (not paranoid)67.322128.231
mighty (not puny)67.089724.324
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)67.050835.434
loveable (not punchable)66.772527.225
literary (not mathematical)66.658227.733
disorganized (not self-disciplined)66.528634.144
transient (not permanent)66.220429.926
contrarian (not yes-man)65.965737.137
ferocious (not pacifist)65.877631.534
bad-cook (not good-cook)65.842924.519
skeptical (not spiritual)65.795830.131
devoted (not unfaithful)65.7136224.624
straight (not queer)65.6108528.438
jock (not nerd)65.648125.222
generous (not stingy)65.478727.629
cosmopolitan (not provincial)65.148325.222
astonishing (not methodical)65.132628.727
cannibal (not vegan)65.051724.523
driven (not unambitious)64.9150334.222
metaphorical (not literal)64.921130.434
ironic (not profound)64.740125.526
receiving (not giving)64.445327.325
insider (not outsider)64.131737.732
weird (not normal)64.174722.327
aloof (not obsessed)64.08531.424
family-first (not work-first)64.065327.424
accepting (not judgemental)63.955831.031
🤡 (not 👽)63.933229.430
unfixable (not fixable)63.834827.524
technophile (not luddite)63.742625.329
subjective (not objective)63.731629.930
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)63.634128.819
gamer (not non-gamer)63.337831.321
Coke (not Pepsi)63.127235.424
forgiving (not vengeful)63.067727.921
🤑 (not 🤠)63.047330.731
kind (not cruel)62.7117828.230
patriotic (not unpatriotic)62.695825.223
poisonous (not nurturing)62.450522.729
knowledgeable (not ignorant)62.4114624.834
musical (not off-key)62.243033.823
manicured (not scruffy)62.0101526.123
debased (not pure)61.960924.025
freak (not normie)61.973120.129
emotional (not unemotional)61.9111125.131
motivated (not unmotivated)61.7161533.125
🤫 (not 🤔)61.527531.629
🥰 (not 🙃)61.368532.622
perverted (not clean)61.342023.828
oxymoron (not tautology)61.346223.027
disreputable (not prestigious)61.238331.530
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)61.252831.026
foolish (not wise)60.951729.525
orange (not purple)60.851432.620
hypocritical (not equitable)60.855524.831
existentialist (not nihilist)60.783031.522
open-book (not secretive)60.740533.033
hunter (not gatherer)60.683132.942
psychopath (not empath)60.648728.620
reassuring (not fearmongering)60.686731.536
frank (not sugarcoated)60.6126534.830
biased (not impartial)60.3110027.634
gossiping (not confidential)60.244329.123
compersive (not jealous)60.164726.831
metrosexual (not macho)60.090923.023
western (not eastern)59.9101733.228
two-faced (not one-faced)59.749726.825
touchy-feely (not distant)59.759028.330
self-destructive (not self-improving)59.176230.041
🐐 (not 🦒)58.996234.124
neurotypical (not autistic)58.8130728.622
soft (not hard)58.668025.825
eloquent (not unpolished)58.6102430.730
decorative (not utilitarian)58.444529.826
tactful (not indiscreet)58.3104030.030
washed (not muddy)58.1104028.442
industrial (not domestic)58.071726.924
chivalrous (not businesslike)58.073130.024
suspicious (not trusting)57.889825.633
quarrelsome (not warm)57.887225.135
🐿 (not 🦇)57.792130.647
short (not tall)57.562923.7315
Roman (not Greek)57.561232.325
feminist (not sexist)57.1121324.432
not introspective (not introspective)57.037735.624
stoic (not hypochondriac)56.996828.629
🐮 (not 🐷)56.797930.326
intellectual (not physical)56.4114227.134
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)56.477030.028
human (not animalistic)56.2133928.233
long-winded (not concise)55.967225.128
underachiever (not overachiever)55.729728.723
lazy (not diligent)55.619830.336
unprepared (not hoarder)55.652332.838
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)55.674831.225
complimentary (not insulting)55.595329.033
🤺 (not 🏌)55.5136929.126
🏀 (not 🎨)55.466428.228
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)55.279627.737
presidential (not folksy)55.096034.333
rude (not respectful)54.864824.232
generalist (not specialist)54.746935.227
pretentious (not unassuming)54.7100731.039
oblivious (not alert)54.653929.729
🐘 (not 🐀)54.582334.932
empirical (not theoretical)54.398133.532
salacious (not wholesome)54.173630.536
barbaric (not civilized)53.954233.221
soft (not hard)53.980628.723
indie (not pop)53.9123829.838
night owl (not morning lark)53.8112735.330
giggling (not chortling)53.853332.748
mysterious (not unambiguous)53.781130.034
shallow (not deep)53.754021.731
tasteful (not lewd)53.6127127.739
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.654425.634
punk rock (not preppy)53.476230.646
chic (not cheesy)53.383829.424
ranged (not melee)53.2109731.838
flimsy (not sturdy)53.150629.523
philosophical (not real)53.049329.529
democratic (not authoritarian)52.8105730.830
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.673437.027
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)52.391932.521
moody (not stable)51.3132526.127
socialist (not libertarian)51.269233.421
simple (not complicated)51.252732.829
common sense (not analysis)51.278234.126
refined (not rugged)51.0112427.322
roundabout (not direct)50.154031.625
pensive (not serene)50.1171330.519
logical (not emotional)50.687729.519
mainstream (not arcane)50.481229.350

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Shawn Spencer (0.882)
  2. Goh Peik Lin (0.824)
  3. Frank Abagnale (0.817)
  4. Jesper Fahey (0.809)
  5. Anthony DiNozzo (0.806)
  6. Ilana Wexler (0.799)
  7. Richard Castle (0.797)
  8. George Weasley (0.796)
  9. Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (0.795)
  10. Lorelai Gilmore (0.789)
  1. Dale Harding (-0.673)
  2. Niko Polastri (-0.648)
  3. Peter (-0.636)
  4. Cyril Figgis (-0.619)
  5. Peter Doppler (-0.609)
  6. Cameron Frye (-0.595)
  7. Michael Groff (-0.593)
  8. Matt Donovan (-0.589)
  9. Sam Healy (-0.565)
  10. Stu (-0.564)

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

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


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