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Iris West Personality Statistics

Iris West 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
beautiful (not ugly)90.313717.2112
egalitarian (not racist)89.19611.5120
feminist (not sexist)88.68715.790
human (not animalistic)86.58615.397
driven (not unambitious)86.135514.690
valedictorian (not drop out)85.719018.276
manicured (not scruffy)85.423918.387
civilized (not barbaric)85.215315.894
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.214916.5100
persistent (not quitter)85.148716.779
diligent (not lazy)84.844515.4105
feminine (not masculine)84.514716.692
stylish (not slovenly)82.616615.786
loyal (not traitorous)82.541718.282
urban (not rural)82.512016.882
kind (not cruel)82.330717.682
bold (not shy)82.249215.984
English (not German)82.114221.1100
active (not slothful)82.034515.993
neat (not messy)81.620417.997
self-disciplined (not disorganized)81.236518.581
go-getter (not slugabed)81.033117.0104
workaholic (not slacker)80.944415.886
gendered (not androgynous)80.843222.685
disarming (not creepy)80.712914.081
straight (not queer)80.136926.3102
soulful (not soulless)79.835518.586
healthy (not sickly)79.727717.7104
fresh (not stinky)79.726719.991
social (not reclusive)79.615817.590
French (not Russian)79.45817.786
modern (not historical)79.012920.896
😊 (not 🤣)78.711322.699
attractive (not repulsive)78.740424.6105
coordinated (not clumsy)78.636419.594
literary (not mathematical)78.58922.572
charming (not awkward)77.926217.0106
heroic (not villainous)77.943222.8101
competent (not incompetent)77.650922.487
neurotypical (not autistic)77.621716.792
studious (not goof-off)77.442520.890
extrovert (not introvert)77.325218.8101
romantic (not dispassionate)77.328921.1104
involved (not remote)77.223221.2100
family-first (not work-first)77.222424.0101
angelic (not demonic)76.721517.890
refined (not rugged)76.623718.2103
preppy (not punk rock)76.427719.6101
high IQ (not low IQ)76.458618.696
emancipated (not enslaved)76.322622.077
tasteful (not lewd)76.222417.589
liberal (not conservative)76.121521.8105
normal (not weird)75.86123.095
🐩 (not 🐒)75.820723.285
vegan (not cannibal)75.815919.7105
confident (not insecure)75.640523.2100
works hard (not plays hard)75.239321.594
optimistic (not pessimistic)75.019221.1109
young (not old)74.840019.895
mature (not juvenile)74.729425.781
🧗 (not 🛌)74.733321.191
reasonable (not deranged)74.625922.294
nurturing (not poisonous)74.434621.079
presidential (not folksy)74.223719.1112
bossy (not meek)74.051219.2101
treasure (not trash)74.060528.5118
🌟 (not 💩)73.751227.387
bright (not depressed)73.617220.895
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)73.537921.889
political (not nonpolitical)73.425025.876
eloquent (not unpolished)73.339724.487
💝 (not 💔)73.018725.7100
intellectual (not physical)72.943622.9107
resistant (not resigned)72.837022.291
perceptive (not unobservant)72.767028.4122
sane (not crazy)72.518320.083
curious (not apathetic)72.335226.578
prestigious (not disreputable)72.235821.074
real (not philosophical)72.026821.4108
sunny (not gloomy)72.024122.7128
sensible (not ludicrous)71.733221.1106
forgiving (not vengeful)71.626120.7107
legit (not scrub)71.454325.182
independent (not codependent)71.343827.489
💃 (not 🧕)71.340620.693
highbrow (not lowbrow)71.331116.972
democratic (not authoritarian)71.224326.273
rhythmic (not stuttering)71.049122.895
vibrant (not geriatric)71.044322.7103
self-assured (not self-conscious)70.947523.699
wholesome (not salacious)70.634923.587
sheriff (not outlaw)70.628124.488
orderly (not chaotic)70.336824.783
sturdy (not flimsy)70.349622.8111
genuine (not sarcastic)70.330020.791
complicated (not simple)70.247322.791
🧠 (not 💪)70.254222.9117
open to new experinces (not uncreative)70.253826.586
tailor (not blacksmith)70.241124.585
warm (not cold)70.137221.883
straightforward (not cryptic)70.038426.093
sweet (not bitter)69.829924.981
😇 (not 😈)69.632524.4106
conspiracist (not sheeple)69.442323.582
proper (not scandalous)69.131122.6100
cosmopolitan (not provincial)68.825725.580
bookish (not sporty)68.851524.995
assertive (not passive)68.864226.084
respectful (not rude)68.742323.799
👟 (not 🥾)68.625830.476
rich (not poor)68.347718.382
fast-talking (not slow-talking)67.943222.4118
existentialist (not nihilist)67.825722.075
trusting (not suspicious)67.724027.399
dominant (not submissive)67.762423.8101
mainstream (not arcane)67.711623.588
knowledgeable (not ignorant)67.762224.7115
consistent (not variable)67.636327.599
tight (not loose)67.654621.2110
🥳 (not 🥴)67.516222.490
expressive (not stoic)67.443423.886
devout (not heathen)67.331721.778
frenzied (not sleepy)67.269021.6123
introspective (not not introspective)67.142522.265
📈 (not 📉)67.040529.1102
brave (not careful)66.849425.996
rational (not whimsical)66.846225.6102
vanilla (not kinky)66.830222.265
basic (not hipster)66.842024.684
playful (not shy)66.763021.777
🥰 (not 🙃)66.429528.3102
direct (not roundabout)66.161423.987
tactful (not indiscreet)66.046227.4103
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)66.039526.190
smooth (not rough)65.930822.286
resourceful (not helpless)65.887127.8106
cool (not dorky)65.844423.8100
warm (not quarrelsome)65.731625.5107
precise (not vague)65.754827.566
pure (not debased)65.441123.195
🤔 (not 🤫)65.433029.780
altruistic (not selfish)65.246426.0105
🐿 (not 🦇)65.241626.274
feisty (not gracious)65.164125.7101
happy (not sad)65.023820.881
open-minded (not close-minded)65.046327.182
suspicious (not awkward)64.959321.891
accepting (not judgemental)64.934528.898
mighty (not puny)64.966523.089
resolute (not wavering)64.960225.975
strict (not lenient)64.846123.892
politically correct (not edgy)64.825925.193
reliable (not experimental)64.843629.2106
complimentary (not insulting)64.742826.789
regular (not zany)64.719226.3106
🤺 (not 🏌)64.767526.876
fixable (not unfixable)64.643323.0126
scheduled (not spontaneous)64.555227.1105
western (not eastern)64.442931.270
patriotic (not unpatriotic)64.460224.684
joyful (not miserable)64.227620.786
metrosexual (not macho)64.249426.095
tense (not relaxed)64.180724.094
emotional (not logical)64.144824.2106
biased (not impartial)64.162724.499
important (not irrelevant)64.187728.489
loveable (not punchable)64.054030.3106
literal (not metaphorical)63.945623.3112
charismatic (not uninspiring)63.980028.388
statist (not anarchist)63.936124.777
self-improving (not self-destructive)63.930726.9118
theist (not atheist)63.824324.584
hurried (not leisurely)63.740622.291
alpha (not beta)63.663027.594
😏 (not 😬)63.642526.981
multicolored (not monochrome)63.533530.587
purple (not orange)63.429328.789
explorer (not builder)63.438327.491
chatty (not reserved)63.247725.798
triggered (not trolling)63.253621.587
honorable (not cunning)63.150627.197
down2earth (not head@clouds)63.146327.094
decisive (not hesitant)63.172526.193
repetitive (not varied)62.844226.6103
loud (not quiet)62.751423.3118
believable (not poorly-written)62.798730.2115
modest (not flamboyant)62.549126.787
concrete (not abstract)62.448122.684
wise (not foolish)62.350627.0110
insider (not outsider)62.328127.883
Italian (not Swedish)62.342124.593
serious (not playful)62.262121.087
permanent (not transient)62.243028.775
sober (not indulgent)62.134727.188
lavish (not frugal)62.139322.072
exuberant (not subdued)62.154924.396
cheery (not sorrowful)61.933525.389
ranged (not melee)61.934928.268
spelunker (not claustrophobic)61.851526.481
official (not backdoor)61.735224.069
unambiguous (not mysterious)61.745524.876
narcissistic (not low self esteem)61.758719.9115
fortunate (not unlucky)61.235527.2113
individualist (not communal)61.255228.285
short (not tall)61.135621.073
trusting (not charming)61.129226.992
technophile (not luddite)61.135224.950
confidential (not gossiping)61.169928.1101
practical (not imaginative)61.063528.393
fast (not slow)60.973624.378
🎩 (not 🧢)60.854428.879
good-humored (not angry)60.354023.887
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.233825.889
well behaved (not mischievous)60.139125.678
flourishing (not traumatized)60.124123.1109
humble (not arrogant)60.038825.078
rebellious (not obedient)60.066024.981
pronatalist (not child free)59.927525.083
genius (not dunce)59.874422.8116
efficient (not overprepared)59.875227.9115
classical (not avant-garde)59.754726.185
intimate (not formal)59.544725.698
🐮 (not 🐷)59.449627.375
guarded (not open)59.383826.9102
decorative (not utilitarian)59.327328.6101
obsessed (not aloof)59.268423.979
giggling (not chortling)59.127425.2108
hoarder (not unprepared)59.061223.170
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)59.056432.583
🐘 (not 🐀)59.043925.778
bold (not serious)58.756826.1109
deep (not shallow)58.765926.9105
minimalist (not pack rat)58.649728.794
freelance (not corporate)58.561830.7124
worldly (not innocent)58.481225.786
pretentious (not unassuming)58.360127.888
enlightened (not lost)58.342726.2121
moody (not stable)58.174026.790
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.943528.584
humorless (not funny)57.836527.6101
creative (not conventional)57.458930.385
interesting (not tiresome)57.484828.086
privileged (not oppressed)57.478025.399
inspiring (not cringeworthy)57.265332.990
offended (not chill)57.163327.8116
glad (not mad)57.041726.888
🦄 (not 🐴)57.043530.082
factual (not poetic)57.061130.2123
scholarly (not crafty)56.940628.689
gatherer (not hunter)56.850127.5104
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)56.753727.276
dramatic (not no-nonsense)56.758631.991
ferocious (not pacifist)56.472228.486
pro (not noob)56.290526.682
thin (not thick)56.168424.495
😜 (not 🤐)56.151728.193
alert (not oblivious)55.678430.187
idealist (not realist)55.351931.786
overspender (not penny-pincher)55.346423.274
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)55.342229.0105
street-smart (not sheltered)55.277327.297
open-book (not secretive)55.238526.4115
whippersnapper (not sage)55.254225.779
deliberate (not spontaneous)55.179028.383
nerd (not jock)54.970927.089
artistic (not scientific)54.755729.3115
apprentice (not master)54.038529.996
equitable (not hypocritical)54.064427.491
moderate (not extreme)53.939624.593
morning lark (not night owl)53.942332.489
focused on the future (not focused on the present)53.848928.389
Greek (not Roman)53.648626.982
objective (not subjective)53.551128.590
armoured (not vulnerable)53.480528.785
impulsive (not cautious)53.362329.685
spicy (not mild)53.280129.387
wild (not tame)53.276027.793
skeptical (not spiritual)53.193129.3105
linear (not circular)53.159227.3102
thick-skinned (not sensitive)53.068830.581
😀 (not 😭)53.057428.294
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)52.774429.797
deviant (not average)52.779128.283
domestic (not industrial)52.655730.183
demure (not vain)52.458024.994
👻 (not 🤖)52.465027.692
private (not gregarious)52.379525.6104
intense (not lighthearted)52.289027.2118
high-tech (not low-tech)52.160827.5106
impatient (not patient)52.181032.694
lustful (not chaste)52.072923.182
reasoned (not instinctual)52.051931.083
anxious (not calm)51.977028.990
musical (not off-key)51.953525.4109
🤡 (not 👽)51.854430.974
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)51.767627.092
cooperative (not competitive)51.646028.786
libertarian (not socialist)51.682433.787
soft (not hard)51.655924.685
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.654128.268
unorthodox (not traditional)51.672426.7107
extraordinary (not mundane)51.592929.7110
🐐 (not 🦒)51.592832.781
🤠 (not 🤑)51.279027.678
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)51.162127.068
captain (not first-mate)51.163932.480
🧐 (not 😎)51.160730.094
theoretical (not empirical)51.044330.275
jealous (not compersive)51.066425.663
rigid (not flexible)50.976125.0100
dry (not moist)50.167429.3108
soft (not hard)50.856525.186
astonishing (not methodical)50.748327.883
monastic (not hedonist)50.354723.643
specialist (not generalist)50.488426.296

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Rachel Zane (0.872)
  2. Allison Hargreeves (0.86)
  3. Alexis Castle (0.851)
  4. Beth Pearson (0.85)
  5. Tami Taylor (0.839)
  1. Barney Gumble (-0.559)
  2. Kermit (-0.543)
  3. Oscar Bluth (-0.528)
  4. Tommy (-0.523)
  5. Moe Szyslak (-0.522)

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 = 0.51)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.38)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.31)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.24)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.24)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.17)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.07)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.03)
  9. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.01)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.03)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.06)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.06)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.16)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.17)
  15. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.2)
  16. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.2)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.22)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.32)
  19. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.32)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.33)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.35)
  22. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.38)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.45)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.58)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.7)

Notes

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