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Barry Allen Personality Statistics

Barry Allen is a character from The Flash. 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
fast (not slow)95.6114.485
active (not slothful)94.0159.493
heroic (not villainous)93.22610.193
persistent (not quitter)92.711810.0100
kind (not cruel)91.27012.094
important (not irrelevant)90.59817.798
soulful (not soulless)89.86711.298
involved (not remote)89.7910.186
egalitarian (not racist)88.910412.388
loyal (not traitorous)87.126717.896
high IQ (not low IQ)86.525815.5107
valedictorian (not drop out)86.516919.195
😇 (not 😈)86.55513.499
🧗 (not 🛌)86.19817.788
scientific (not artistic)86.17416.5105
👟 (not 🥾)86.11520.979
respectful (not rude)86.07914.581
go-getter (not slugabed)85.817315.285
driven (not unambitious)85.437720.183
feminist (not sexist)85.317614.4102
🌟 (not 💩)84.916819.692
open to new experinces (not uncreative)84.913617.098
angelic (not demonic)84.96815.889
beautiful (not ugly)84.932220.7103
wholesome (not salacious)84.98214.383
attractive (not repulsive)84.721421.2100
extraordinary (not mundane)84.714118.6109
workaholic (not slacker)84.231517.695
warm (not cold)84.010814.7100
healthy (not sickly)83.816219.489
high-tech (not low-tech)83.39817.189
romantic (not dispassionate)82.914717.7121
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.723716.4108
human (not animalistic)82.618420.391
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)82.64618.786
nurturing (not poisonous)82.515517.087
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.322016.492
nerd (not jock)82.121316.581
diligent (not lazy)81.957518.174
pure (not debased)81.89117.094
optimistic (not pessimistic)81.79420.689
brave (not careful)81.614021.0110
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)81.69624.592
honorable (not cunning)81.610120.5117
sweet (not bitter)81.511016.884
fresh (not stinky)81.321617.394
English (not German)81.116819.8102
family-first (not work-first)80.914925.271
fast-talking (not slow-talking)80.814116.5117
trusting (not suspicious)80.66223.1113
complimentary (not insulting)80.511016.677
treasure (not trash)80.434620.2111
tall (not short)80.313914.890
straight (not queer)80.136624.099
curious (not apathetic)79.915720.090
resourceful (not helpless)79.846021.797
funny (not humorless)79.518916.9102
altruistic (not selfish)79.415922.9117
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)79.423520.3103
soft (not hard)79.210916.099
legit (not scrub)78.529217.584
confidential (not gossiping)78.230320.9113
warm (not quarrelsome)78.011623.489
good-humored (not angry)78.019517.668
loveable (not punchable)78.022422.7123
hurried (not leisurely)77.77220.5110
young (not old)77.732517.396
devout (not heathen)77.68817.580
vibrant (not geriatric)77.627720.2102
disarming (not creepy)77.322616.088
idealist (not realist)77.111822.2104
orange (not purple)77.07625.589
🥰 (not 🙃)77.09528.1104
competent (not incompetent)76.653622.587
tasteful (not lewd)76.322418.498
preppy (not punk rock)76.228319.8107
genius (not dunce)76.131620.8142
creative (not conventional)75.921923.880
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.941222.5113
accepting (not judgemental)75.715022.486
sheriff (not outlaw)75.620728.788
civilized (not barbaric)75.540423.076
musical (not off-key)75.210525.8110
vanilla (not kinky)75.114823.674
democratic (not authoritarian)75.014124.288
glad (not mad)75.013120.487
frenzied (not sleepy)75.035719.096
gendered (not androgynous)74.867425.388
technophile (not luddite)74.712622.367
inspiring (not cringeworthy)74.723423.884
patriotic (not unpatriotic)74.628419.379
urban (not rural)74.434120.694
works hard (not plays hard)74.441023.789
sunny (not gloomy)74.420124.5109
existentialist (not nihilist)74.28119.971
masculine (not feminine)73.842920.397
pro (not noob)73.753121.7107
🧢 (not 🎩)73.522625.5102
💝 (not 💔)73.418026.692
deep (not shallow)73.328023.0115
interesting (not tiresome)73.339522.9100
explorer (not builder)73.219122.671
perceptive (not unobservant)73.264624.4114
modern (not historical)73.123821.1106
humble (not arrogant)73.020324.4106
spontaneous (not scheduled)73.026425.2101
open-minded (not close-minded)72.425821.085
reasonable (not deranged)72.331523.3100
📈 (not 📉)72.121128.786
mighty (not puny)72.048423.896
liberal (not conservative)72.029025.696
believable (not poorly-written)71.961923.7104
😊 (not 🤣)71.728426.2112
captain (not first-mate)71.733932.2108
💃 (not 🧕)71.739524.488
politically correct (not edgy)71.415323.387
fixable (not unfixable)71.421823.899
😀 (not 😭)71.218326.596
social (not reclusive)71.230825.898
privileged (not oppressed)71.151125.9127
dorky (not cool)70.921625.0107
prestigious (not disreputable)70.938824.684
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)70.824730.981
genuine (not sarcastic)70.829524.399
🤠 (not 🤑)70.831224.5108
bookish (not sporty)70.747425.298
thin (not thick)70.729324.894
French (not Russian)70.424122.283
joyful (not miserable)70.320723.4104
expressive (not stoic)70.335625.1110
introspective (not not introspective)70.033323.673
mathematical (not literary)69.914826.095
soft (not hard)69.824625.5105
resolute (not wavering)69.645723.669
cheery (not sorrowful)69.422725.985
🤺 (not 🏌)69.453427.4103
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)69.133827.4106
😜 (not 🤐)68.629524.783
impulsive (not cautious)68.537127.186
resistant (not resigned)68.553023.4104
demure (not vain)68.422621.990
awkward (not suspicious)68.418624.984
focused on the future (not focused on the present)68.315024.9123
vegan (not cannibal)68.229424.5119
neurotypical (not autistic)68.163524.970
flexible (not rigid)67.818023.4101
anxious (not calm)67.640522.093
sensible (not ludicrous)67.542422.588
🐿 (not 🦇)67.436328.688
exuberant (not subdued)67.042424.198
specialist (not generalist)66.934828.275
modest (not flamboyant)66.641824.8101
precise (not vague)66.551424.882
tactful (not indiscreet)66.545026.693
proper (not scandalous)66.436723.490
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.337625.598
bright (not depressed)66.234425.493
intellectual (not physical)66.157224.492
forgiving (not vengeful)66.038328.4110
emancipated (not enslaved)65.953123.676
smooth (not rough)65.930920.290
master (not apprentice)65.661627.594
emotional (not logical)65.541924.392
giggling (not chortling)65.117825.9117
statist (not anarchist)65.132725.295
lighthearted (not intense)64.918828.0115
multicolored (not monochrome)64.929930.0103
efficient (not overprepared)64.754227.1134
tense (not relaxed)64.678124.4103
obsessed (not aloof)64.647623.292
intimate (not formal)64.633826.681
alpha (not beta)64.161629.995
complicated (not simple)64.160229.186
bold (not serious)64.043924.4105
alert (not oblivious)63.962230.287
trusting (not charming)63.823730.891
manicured (not scruffy)63.667125.989
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.431629.7145
🐮 (not 🐷)63.330726.576
spontaneous (not deliberate)63.027429.1106
🦄 (not 🐴)63.031731.978
eloquent (not unpolished)62.961525.2103
refined (not rugged)62.855224.494
instinctual (not reasoned)62.849329.0101
conspiracist (not sheeple)62.859728.267
sturdy (not flimsy)62.868725.0112
equitable (not hypocritical)62.545225.9101
theoretical (not empirical)62.49930.798
communal (not individualist)62.421329.297
playful (not shy)62.172125.896
scholarly (not crafty)62.130329.6102
impatient (not patient)62.160527.993
🧠 (not 💪)62.170125.296
😏 (not 😬)61.946727.8100
pronatalist (not child free)61.823925.677
permanent (not transient)61.844327.675
🦒 (not 🐐)61.89229.685
lenient (not strict)61.737422.098
chill (not offended)61.727426.3126
astonishing (not methodical)61.627629.4108
chatty (not reserved)61.450426.6101
biased (not impartial)61.471625.6109
official (not backdoor)61.436230.287
stylish (not slovenly)61.363427.371
dramatic (not no-nonsense)61.348725.393
🤔 (not 🤫)61.346831.796
sane (not crazy)61.140726.280
whippersnapper (not sage)60.838427.991
weird (not normal)60.758821.795
happy (not sad)60.730023.6103
cosmopolitan (not provincial)60.642527.266
mild (not spicy)60.329927.881
metrosexual (not macho)60.359426.8109
well behaved (not mischievous)60.238827.275
imaginative (not practical)60.132828.2100
freelance (not corporate)60.157227.5113
straightforward (not cryptic)60.074428.0126
highbrow (not lowbrow)59.961724.769
mainstream (not arcane)59.928528.083
extreme (not moderate)59.968525.277
sensitive (not thick-skinned)59.840824.093
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)59.749724.363
unprepared (not hoarder)59.525123.184
zany (not regular)59.557126.896
🐘 (not 🐀)59.542429.192
pacifist (not ferocious)59.433725.280
Greek (not Roman)59.422427.398
rebellious (not obedient)59.265828.6105
cooperative (not competitive)58.933929.889
repetitive (not varied)58.956726.7101
domestic (not industrial)58.939126.979
👽 (not 🤡)58.850230.382
consistent (not variable)58.761429.7121
melee (not ranged)58.628229.690
circular (not linear)58.539027.690
gracious (not feisty)58.422126.2109
playful (not serious)58.337623.989
roundabout (not direct)58.321325.399
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)58.342030.4103
head@clouds (not down2earth)58.144331.292
frugal (not lavish)58.056923.788
deviant (not average)58.065428.261
chaotic (not orderly)57.948825.8101
moist (not dry)57.744528.9111
decisive (not hesitant)57.683326.786
traumatized (not flourishing)57.670425.7118
extrovert (not introvert)57.564726.488
🐒 (not 🐩)57.546129.994
nonpolitical (not political)57.136727.089
tailor (not blacksmith)57.172627.7103
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)57.037130.0108
unorthodox (not traditional)56.961328.489
factual (not poetic)56.960628.6119
sober (not indulgent)56.846628.597
secretive (not open-book)56.873927.9118
reliable (not experimental)56.761431.6135
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)56.655226.169
abstract (not concrete)56.640127.182
moody (not stable)56.477228.490
chaste (not lustful)56.242626.486
clumsy (not coordinated)56.134227.888
😎 (not 🧐)56.159430.185
🥳 (not 🥴)55.940928.889
unassuming (not pretentious)55.740429.798
dominant (not submissive)55.681327.495
confident (not insecure)55.685825.8117
self-disciplined (not disorganized)55.586329.092
penny-pincher (not overspender)55.463721.473
enlightened (not lost)55.148927.6115
low self esteem (not narcissistic)55.137921.8107
triggered (not trolling)55.179127.087
wise (not foolish)55.067222.6112
open (not guarded)54.925925.283
night owl (not morning lark)54.873629.598
studious (not goof-off)54.883929.6112
wild (not tame)54.772027.8117
rhythmic (not stuttering)54.790529.1117
Swedish (not Italian)54.648229.891
street-smart (not sheltered)54.478026.688
innocent (not worldly)54.332726.7113
vulnerable (not armoured)54.239530.492
socialist (not libertarian)54.028130.079
rich (not poor)54.073319.191
compersive (not jealous)53.955327.879
real (not philosophical)53.885529.295
meek (not bossy)53.434124.7107
monastic (not hedonist)53.443529.256
insider (not outsider)53.352327.6102
skeptical (not spiritual)53.291628.493
metaphorical (not literal)53.234927.383
fortunate (not unlucky)53.155230.198
mysterious (not unambiguous)52.752529.1109
gatherer (not hunter)52.757330.6112
presidential (not folksy)52.667929.5112
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.545929.487
codependent (not independent)52.444229.385
loose (not tight)52.439125.5122
pack rat (not minimalist)52.351327.789
bold (not shy)52.2111127.693
private (not gregarious)52.279028.895
mature (not juvenile)52.269224.2111
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)51.963130.591
decorative (not utilitarian)51.841327.285
subjective (not objective)51.765428.991
loud (not quiet)51.570124.6118
charming (not awkward)51.383827.989
rational (not whimsical)51.279726.399
messy (not neat)51.147130.8107
👻 (not 🤖)51.167329.780
atheist (not theist)50.978328.887
self-assured (not self-conscious)50.894527.6106
eastern (not western)50.231130.477
passive (not assertive)50.334827.775
avant-garde (not classical)50.354428.377
basic (not hipster)50.687226.992

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Kara Danvers (0.849)
  2. Glenn Rhee (0.806)
  3. Rachel Chu (0.801)
  4. Felicity Smoak (0.794)
  5. Alexis Castle (0.784)
  1. Brad Bellick (-0.577)
  2. Sheriff of Nottingham (-0.555)
  3. Arturo Roman (-0.53)
  4. Sam Healy (-0.518)
  5. Moe Szyslak (-0.508)

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: ENTP (r = 0.79)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.72)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.61)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.58)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.47)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.4)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.37)
  8. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = 0.37)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.19)
  10. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.13)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.12)
  12. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.08)
  13. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.04)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.03)
  15. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.04)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.05)
  17. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.08)
  18. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.1)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.11)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.16)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.18)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.36)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.39)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.59)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.61)


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