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Augustus 'Gus' Waters Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Augustus 'Gus' Waters is a character from The Fault in Our Stars.

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
open to new experinces (not uncreative)90.18812.434
devoted (not unfaithful)89.718611.130
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)89.411015.339
love-focused (not money-focused)88.714716.833
romantic (not dispassionate)88.55916.228
soulful (not soulless)87.517213.237
charismatic (not uninspiring)86.816011.630
funny (not humorless)85.714515.931
loyal (not traitorous)85.252411.132
spontaneous (not scheduled)84.714813.428
metaphorical (not literal)84.5822.331
literary (not mathematical)84.14813.136
bold (not shy)84.059613.830
beautiful (not ugly)84.058218.333
cheery (not sorrowful)83.97817.029
heroic (not villainous)83.638616.440
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)83.55017.428
persistent (not quitter)83.483716.232
perceptive (not unobservant)83.346312.127
treasure (not trash)82.938614.433
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)82.918215.335
explorer (not builder)82.78210.132
spontaneous (not deliberate)82.68616.632
feminist (not sexist)82.638115.329
flirtatious (not prudish)82.519812.341
charming (not awkward)82.421217.540
family-first (not work-first)82.319018.337
accepting (not judgemental)82.311219.729
motivated (not unmotivated)82.182417.927
go-getter (not slugabed)82.140616.237
complimentary (not insulting)82.012318.330
interested (not bored)82.013716.027
bold (not serious)81.315615.827
tall (not short)81.218715.8202
freelance (not corporate)81.128719.838
trusting (not suspicious)80.88520.337
rebellious (not obedient)80.840513.730
lenient (not strict)80.712417.741
😜 (not 🤐)80.719922.541
attractive (not repulsive)80.654723.833
kind (not cruel)80.352122.429
expressive (not monotone)80.230321.136
empath (not psychopath)80.228818.233
playful (not shy)80.044119.028
prideful (not envious)80.015315.935
generous (not stingy)80.023215.331
open-minded (not close-minded)79.616820.229
vibrant (not geriatric)79.431818.233
playful (not serious)79.319019.233
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)79.342616.729
good-humored (not angry)79.126723.638
curious (not apathetic)79.027018.241
young (not old)78.845818.732
not genocidal (not genocidal)78.451730.128
flower child (not goth)78.334919.532
deep (not shallow)78.125015.832
goof-off (not studious)78.118724.433
egalitarian (not racist)78.183723.028
legit (not scrub)78.042314.630
chaotic (not orderly)77.930119.729
reassuring (not fearmongering)77.921322.529
giving (not receiving)77.829423.234
sweet (not bitter)77.825716.430
fresh (not stinky)77.750316.937
confident (not insecure)77.649120.142
expressive (not stoic)77.632420.935
masculine (not feminine)77.558320.028
respectful (not rude)77.538818.234
interesting (not tiresome)77.243323.034
gendered (not androgynous)77.278721.439
one-faced (not two-faced)77.146022.144
warm (not cold)77.034619.330
imaginative (not practical)77.017719.531
whimsical (not rational)76.819917.036
important (not irrelevant)76.284824.726
chatty (not reserved)76.040317.834
poetic (not factual)75.910622.329
impulsive (not cautious)75.836021.932
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.763319.446
creative (not conventional)75.533219.835
opinionated (not jealous)75.548113.629
summer (not winter)75.532423.730
warm (not quarrelsome)75.422022.035
high IQ (not low IQ)75.492513.336
quirky (not predictable)75.321221.126
soft (not hard)75.324221.235
involved (not remote)75.340317.035
extraordinary (not mundane)75.253624.926
driven (not unambitious)75.2106520.740
comedic (not dramatic)75.210024.740
social (not reclusive)75.135118.435
main character (not side character)75.149228.1115
soft (not hard)75.026115.329
brave (not careful)74.942722.439
human (not animalistic)74.967025.930
😎 (not 🧐)74.934922.728
touchy-feely (not distant)74.920118.038
confidential (not gossiping)74.862220.835
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)74.820422.138
relaxed (not tense)74.78021.043
🌟 (not 💩)74.779619.726
😏 (not 😬)74.728927.545
forgiving (not vengeful)74.633323.035
opinionated (not neutral)74.695024.333
lover (not fighter)74.528520.528
altruistic (not selfish)74.439017.327
flexible (not rigid)74.313918.340
doer (not thinker)74.338627.334
emancipated (not enslaved)74.239723.037
varied (not repetitive)74.24116.127
active (not slothful)74.292021.936
focused on the present (not focused on the future)74.012130.841
intimate (not formal)73.923322.029
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.741021.126
indie (not pop)73.637125.026
wholesome (not salacious)73.243723.737
French (not Russian)73.123119.728
nurturing (not poisonous)73.056625.738
vintage (not trendy)72.963320.836
intellectual (not physical)72.962521.932
believable (not poorly-written)72.985626.045
loose (not tight)72.917922.144
joyful (not miserable)72.825423.736
abstract (not concrete)72.818425.030
cheesy (not chic)72.731117.927
leisurely (not hurried)72.716623.328
disarming (not creepy)72.560421.540
protagonist (not antagonist)72.577825.937
oxymoron (not tautology)72.15321.026
washed (not muddy)72.051018.334
🥰 (not 🙃)71.929328.137
chivalrous (not businesslike)71.728021.432
liberal (not conservative)71.648424.327
💃 (not 🧕)71.661723.927
grateful (not entitled)71.533923.837
badass (not weakass)71.392717.737
English (not German)71.191928.226
bright (not depressed)71.031821.544
competent (not incompetent)71.0105827.031
glad (not mad)71.027222.841
lighthearted (not intense)70.917825.432
tasteful (not lewd)70.853421.727
night owl (not morning lark)70.756320.629
unlucky (not fortunate)70.733727.632
wild (not tame)70.765422.133
diligent (not lazy)70.5132917.030
sickly (not healthy)70.514630.927
introspective (not not introspective)70.549821.028
loveable (not punchable)70.556828.033
exuberant (not subdued)70.547925.526
🐿 (not 🦇)70.446930.340
sexual (not asexual)70.472423.641
independent (not codependent)70.368224.734
rhythmic (not stuttering)70.375222.830
naive (not paranoid)70.316421.226
unorthodox (not traditional)70.354926.527
ambitious (not realistic)70.252025.236
smooth (not rough)70.031323.830
extrovert (not introvert)69.955825.440
cultured (not rustic)69.951923.527
resourceful (not helpless)69.8113717.329
enlightened (not lost)69.826319.428
wooden (not plastic)69.758825.927
civilized (not barbaric)69.582524.827
child free (not pronatalist)69.453122.636
dog person (not cat person)69.238732.741
democratic (not authoritarian)69.141923.427
angelic (not demonic)69.058124.836
🥳 (not 🥴)68.922529.532
multicolored (not monochrome)68.938025.632
domestic (not industrial)68.825519.029
decisive (not hesitant)68.682522.029
extreme (not moderate)68.377022.233
mischievous (not well behaved)68.273624.133
loud (not quiet)68.262324.737
street-smart (not sheltered)68.272826.134
inspiring (not cringeworthy)68.258329.127
artistic (not scientific)68.148424.134
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)67.985123.732
🥵 (not 🥶)67.841725.133
chosen one (not everyman)67.846026.340
pure (not debased)67.753921.435
optimistic (not pessimistic)67.745825.338
cosmopolitan (not provincial)67.740125.024
straight (not queer)67.6100233.834
zany (not regular)67.657828.930
🤠 (not 🤑)67.566028.634
nonpolitical (not political)67.425028.630
chill (not offended)67.427827.829
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)67.488823.233
radical (not centrist)67.242621.125
always down (not picky)67.117025.339
neurotypical (not autistic)66.992227.829
outlaw (not sheriff)66.861924.829
giggling (not chortling)66.820929.434
sunny (not gloomy)66.648826.136
🧠 (not 💪)66.494521.049
tardy (not on-time)66.433725.828
emotional (not unemotional)66.495124.833
mysterious (not unambiguous)66.446630.537
western (not eastern)66.457827.628
calm (not anxious)66.333129.326
complicated (not simple)66.385925.843
stoic (not hypochondriac)66.256828.726
arcane (not mainstream)65.953723.638
🧗 (not 🛌)65.880328.132
exhibitionist (not bashful)65.767525.628
extravagant (not thrifty)65.554228.126
fast-talking (not slow-talking)65.374621.639
ADHD (not OCD)65.238826.827
resistant (not resigned)65.099225.228
urban (not rural)64.895023.436
self-destructive (not self-improving)64.657929.536
happy (not sad)64.535224.447
charming (not trusting)64.458727.035
🐒 (not 🐩)64.344627.728
👟 (not 🥾)64.353331.326
honorable (not cunning)64.176125.434
edgy (not politically correct)64.070821.629
overachiever (not underachiever)64.0122928.726
overspender (not penny-pincher)63.945723.033
clean (not perverted)63.996428.431
plays hard (not works hard)63.836127.932
genius (not dunce)63.798920.231
trolling (not triggered)63.723425.731
philosophical (not real)63.621928.332
compersive (not jealous)63.552224.328
vegan (not cannibal)63.564923.126
frenzied (not sleepy)63.5122825.328
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.572521.835
atheist (not theist)63.476324.434
👻 (not 🤖)63.454625.633
moist (not dry)63.442024.433
cocky (not timid)63.4109126.330
fast (not slow)63.3104524.627
bookish (not sporty)63.294827.428
💝 (not 💔)63.259431.641
stylish (not slovenly)62.989122.536
spelunker (not claustrophobic)62.969629.227
alpha (not beta)62.895528.626
outsider (not insider)62.759126.833
natural-talent (not hard-work)62.528725.931
jaded (not innocent)62.599418.130
worldly (not innocent)62.2108229.726
nerd (not jock)62.287526.528
exaggerating (not factual)62.267032.227
self-assured (not self-conscious)62.198528.527
deep (not epic)62.138230.431
reasonable (not deranged)61.981227.829
white knight (not bad boy)61.886625.842
messy (not neat)61.750423.728
cynical (not gullible)61.793726.826
backdoor (not official)61.571029.032
🤔 (not 🤫)61.467825.930
equitable (not hypocritical)61.273227.940
attentive (not interrupting)61.269824.229
dramatic (not no-nonsense)61.173228.630
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)61.174029.027
circular (not linear)61.140525.631
clumsy (not coordinated)60.943128.031
demure (not vain)60.959326.927
pacifist (not ferocious)60.847925.727
captain (not first-mate)60.777729.426
emotional (not logical)60.578229.429
existentialist (not nihilist)60.584328.030
resolute (not wavering)60.5111831.029
indulgent (not sober)60.475928.833
open (not guarded)60.426827.934
prestigious (not disreputable)60.499023.029
pro (not noob)60.4126126.428
🦒 (not 🐐)60.317130.227
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)60.273225.628
eloquent (not unpolished)60.298527.128
classical (not avant-garde)60.279026.127
experimental (not reliable)60.261731.333
gregarious (not private)60.148722.438
transparent (not machiavellian)60.163928.734
dominant (not submissive)60.0109124.330
🐘 (not 🐀)60.061324.226
folksy (not presidential)59.662026.438
😇 (not 😈)59.580230.829
awkward (not suspicious)59.443822.938
lustful (not chaste)59.382226.627
orange (not purple)59.359233.431
frank (not sugarcoated)59.3131328.427
Greek (not Roman)59.131625.628
high standards (not desperate)59.195324.243
instinctual (not reasoned)58.987431.131
fantastical (not realistic)58.661129.532
efficient (not overprepared)58.5118732.931
fire (not water)58.499427.229
random (not pointed)58.333928.333
rock (not rap)58.3157130.426
individualist (not communal)58.294828.833
earth (not air)58.1103530.538
lavish (not frugal)58.065723.831
highbrow (not lowbrow)58.0100225.027
assertive (not passive)58.0127631.341
gamer (not non-gamer)58.050829.632
manicured (not scruffy)57.9112525.728
🐮 (not 🐷)57.988926.926
freak (not normie)57.985724.830
bad-cook (not good-cook)57.871328.935
thick-skinned (not sensitive)57.781827.143
😀 (not 😭)57.769533.332
open-book (not secretive)57.649624.031
📈 (not 📉)57.5115429.229
fixable (not unfixable)57.599725.536
tailor (not blacksmith)57.4104222.127
humble (not arrogant)57.369427.333
slacker (not workaholic)57.333823.334
long-winded (not concise)57.360431.027
gracious (not feisty)57.238427.337
musical (not off-key)57.258829.630
gatherer (not hunter)57.271227.227
technophile (not luddite)57.066623.918
weird (not normal)56.7102121.532
twitchy (not still)56.7101928.029
vanilla (not kinky)56.679129.527
deviant (not average)56.6105426.328
dorky (not cool)56.670326.239
mighty (not puny)56.3128229.233
profound (not ironic)56.371329.035
rich (not poor)56.2102722.532
high-tech (not low-tech)56.281022.429
decorative (not utilitarian)56.150828.428
hipster (not basic)56.057526.529
idealist (not realist)56.076435.841
direct (not roundabout)55.9127730.127
sarcastic (not genuine)55.977333.331
specialist (not generalist)55.9105929.236
privileged (not oppressed)55.9117923.539
head@clouds (not down2earth)55.874532.034
juvenile (not mature)55.875523.327
subjective (not objective)55.772425.727
crazy (not sane)55.785323.137
modest (not flamboyant)55.695030.529
🤡 (not 👽)55.662629.841
contrarian (not yes-man)55.6110331.827
never cries (not often crying)55.5100126.527
patient (not impatient)55.459731.934
moody (not stable)55.3120028.648
whippersnapper (not sage)55.379228.027
pensive (not serene)55.2151124.637
transient (not permanent)55.158629.226
proactive (not reactive)55.159732.632
straightforward (not cryptic)55.0133233.036
ranged (not melee)55.094924.727
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')54.938131.628
indiscreet (not tactful)54.850226.728
alert (not oblivious)54.7122426.835
obsessed (not aloof)54.6128624.537
disorganized (not self-disciplined)54.649426.237
proper (not scandalous)54.586728.226
anarchist (not statist)54.578925.330
consistent (not variable)54.5110229.132
queen (not princess)54.5113036.027
astonishing (not methodical)54.464130.038
hedonist (not monastic)54.494622.825
ludicrous (not sensible)54.167827.426
sturdy (not flimsy)53.9131225.840
master (not apprentice)53.8124427.336
patriotic (not unpatriotic)53.8137324.828
unchallenging (not demanding)53.635727.127
common sense (not analysis)53.566533.534
Swedish (not Italian)53.481530.927
accommodating (not stubborn)53.441130.228
punk rock (not preppy)53.376428.839
blissful (not haunted)53.352930.831
wise (not foolish)53.2108722.838
vulnerable (not armoured)53.263726.131
unprepared (not hoarder)53.262025.127
theoretical (not empirical)53.055531.429
valedictorian (not drop out)53.0125127.329
💀 (not 🎃)53.095937.931
pretentious (not unassuming)52.9107331.929
🧢 (not 🎩)52.988531.335
🤺 (not 🏌)52.8147231.639
socialist (not libertarian)52.757826.728
traumatized (not flourishing)52.7130828.734
skeptical (not spiritual)52.6141030.127
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.696131.727
refined (not rugged)52.4108622.728
competitive (not cooperative)52.4119627.633
meek (not bossy)52.455427.735
devout (not heathen)52.2104827.930
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)52.298227.626
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)51.991630.934
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)51.8101225.126
historical (not modern)51.882729.233
thin (not thick)51.7119730.029
precise (not vague)51.6136427.130
🤣 (not 😊)51.570634.832
🎨 (not 🏀)51.5119735.226
Pepsi (not Coke)51.579036.325
spicy (not mild)51.4124926.529
scholarly (not crafty)51.175531.731
🐴 (not 🦄)51.0115933.936
impartial (not biased)50.739326.031
metrosexual (not macho)50.6125525.434
pack rat (not minimalist)50.584127.131

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 Augustus 'Gus' Waters based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Jack Dawson (0.853)
  2. Jesse (0.839)
  3. Claire Colburn (0.822)
  4. Angela Montenegro (0.807)
  5. Lady Sybil Crawley (0.804)
  6. Patrick Stewart (0.79)
  7. George Weasley (0.788)
  8. Sam Button (0.782)
  9. Lumiere (0.775)
  10. Lisa Johnson (0.77)
  1. Michael Groff (-0.64)
  2. Petunia Dursley (-0.615)
  3. Cornelius Fudge (-0.614)
  4. Sam Healy (-0.583)
  5. Principal Vernon (-0.554)
  6. Mr. William Collins (-0.553)
  7. Samuel Norton (-0.539)
  8. Frank Burns (-0.526)
  9. Stannis Baratheon (-0.514)
  10. Hideki Ide (-0.507)

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 Augustus 'Gus' Waters to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Augustus 'Gus' Waters is described identify as.

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


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