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Inara Serra Personality Statistics

Inara Serra is a character from Firefly + Serenity. 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
manicured (not scruffy)97.345.9380
sexual (not asexual)97.367.277
charming (not awkward)96.256.8367
attractive (not repulsive)96.247.7396
beautiful (not ugly)96.0208.9117
feminine (not masculine)95.4127.8356
eloquent (not unpolished)95.328.4241
stylish (not slovenly)95.269.4285
cultured (not rustic)94.548.327
fresh (not stinky)94.329.523
pro (not noob)93.9397.527
refined (not rugged)93.818.6334
cool (not dorky)93.3710.411
treasure (not trash)92.71811.349
coordinated (not clumsy)92.25210.3295
charismatic (not uninspiring)91.83711.7217
competent (not incompetent)91.710312.3238
civilized (not barbaric)91.64012.2278
perceptive (not unobservant)91.49010.035
motivated (not unmotivated)91.416311.318
worldly (not innocent)91.02211.2354
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.912011.1288
rhythmic (not stuttering)90.7149.325
master (not apprentice)90.5919.3131
vibrant (not geriatric)90.53110.733
🎩 (not 🧢)90.4409.317
chic (not cheesy)90.299.522
open to new experinces (not uncreative)90.16913.6314
resourceful (not helpless)89.914713.7113
extravagant (not thrifty)89.86310.15
smooth (not rough)89.7515.0232
🎨 (not 🏀)89.76510.079
high standards (not desperate)89.63616.4103
cosmopolitan (not provincial)89.41314.0258
persistent (not quitter)89.43238.418
egalitarian (not racist)89.312111.720
soulful (not soulless)89.29410.9122
disarming (not creepy)89.1713.0135
romantic (not dispassionate)88.84212.637
empath (not psychopath)88.64913.488
washed (not muddy)88.52017.026
high IQ (not low IQ)88.325512.1237
neat (not messy)88.39013.1202
mature (not juvenile)88.07513.6127
musical (not off-key)87.62519.132
😏 (not 😬)87.43114.727
diligent (not lazy)87.439011.5347
feminist (not sexist)87.215820.820
liberal (not conservative)87.14717.020
highbrow (not lowbrow)87.12515.7317
confidential (not gossiping)87.011115.5347
open-minded (not close-minded)87.03814.9364
not genocidal (not genocidal)86.811215.925
self-assured (not self-conscious)86.45116.4254
confident (not insecure)86.414415.7323
extraordinary (not mundane)86.312013.6252
pointed (not random)86.312414.191
reasonable (not deranged)86.24911.712
gendered (not androgynous)86.018823.4119
👽 (not 🤡)85.7118.210
interesting (not tiresome)85.69515.7273
flirtatious (not prudish)85.611413.722
kind (not cruel)85.326513.8309
🌟 (not 💩)85.319024.617
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)85.117317.423
bold (not shy)85.146115.3348
complicated (not simple)85.112514.9234
charming (not trusting)85.03216.4282
alert (not oblivious)84.915016.018
loveable (not punchable)84.99914.527
independent (not codependent)84.715719.3339
legit (not scrub)84.713310.715
spicy (not mild)84.614416.5254
driven (not unambitious)84.444616.1211
freelance (not corporate)84.415719.033
🥰 (not 🙃)84.32616.517
loyal (not traitorous)84.145216.5313
knowledgeable (not ignorant)84.126219.334
go-getter (not slugabed)84.025616.320
healthy (not sickly)83.818321.4235
🐩 (not 🐒)83.78716.725
neurotypical (not autistic)83.64418.0304
on-time (not tardy)83.427716.980
badass (not weakass)83.141116.797
🥳 (not 🥴)83.12016.39
metrosexual (not macho)83.13714.227
reassuring (not fearmongering)83.16518.220
multicolored (not monochrome)83.07822.1120
giving (not receiving)82.912715.215
kinky (not vanilla)82.811115.1275
tactful (not indiscreet)82.75822.319
lavish (not frugal)82.611017.3268
respectful (not rude)82.418319.2338
street-smart (not sheltered)82.425419.7322
wise (not foolish)82.313214.9326
alpha (not beta)82.331518.4264
assertive (not passive)82.231314.6234
💃 (not 🧕)82.120419.628
genius (not dunce)82.023312.0366
cynical (not gullible)81.918913.214
deep (not shallow)81.910617.036
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)81.512320.011
mysterious (not unambiguous)81.310518.6323
artistic (not scientific)81.111916.5326
heroic (not villainous)80.942115.7326
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.912915.9133
Italian (not Swedish)80.97713.621
summer (not winter)80.916520.421
🧠 (not 💪)80.732316.431
calm (not anxious)80.75218.2280
prideful (not envious)80.612614.48
social (not reclusive)80.518624.829
protagonist (not antagonist)80.428423.322
still (not twitchy)80.34921.299
businesslike (not chivalrous)80.215611.16
active (not slothful)80.148117.7281
sensible (not ludicrous)80.114918.6282
important (not irrelevant)80.050822.622
cat person (not dog person)80.010620.422
playful (not shy)79.836518.2273
lover (not fighter)79.812219.185
nurturing (not poisonous)79.625018.1121
accepting (not judgemental)79.512921.9205
mighty (not puny)79.433017.8307
rich (not poor)79.435217.5289
believable (not poorly-written)79.431018.735
introspective (not not introspective)79.311416.929
literary (not mathematical)79.39117.0261
urban (not rural)79.223018.925
exhibitionist (not bashful)79.015216.383
queen (not princess)78.929327.125
moist (not dry)78.84116.730
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)78.718815.915
poetic (not factual)78.75620.332
child free (not pronatalist)78.515423.8228
creative (not conventional)78.120919.8311
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)78.131419.3254
generous (not stingy)78.024118.283
vegan (not cannibal)77.813319.720
secretive (not open-book)77.832618.134
overachiever (not underachiever)77.752621.063
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)77.618022.3274
attentive (not interrupting)77.613224.269
human (not animalistic)77.341822.6216
studious (not goof-off)77.348225.816
sage (not whippersnapper)77.36417.126
stoic (not hypochondriac)77.113318.115
workaholic (not slacker)77.067216.6142
devoted (not unfaithful)77.075325.217
contrarian (not yes-man)77.018117.224
tailor (not blacksmith)76.921021.630
lustful (not chaste)76.824021.8332
celebrity (not boy/girl-next-door)76.819428.021
emancipated (not enslaved)76.824524.3227
curious (not apathetic)76.726818.7313
sturdy (not flimsy)76.737122.232
demanding (not unchallenging)76.757720.184
bossy (not meek)76.555115.8300
interested (not bored)76.430621.192
decisive (not hesitant)76.344520.1284
leisurely (not hurried)76.29118.4325
night owl (not morning lark)76.132321.7175
dramatic (not comedic)76.139418.274
🤫 (not 🤔)76.01219.915
suspicious (not awkward)75.933914.2258
deliberate (not spontaneous)75.840422.3313
👻 (not 🤖)75.8985.36
🤺 (not 🏌)75.742423.019
prestigious (not disreputable)75.530925.1308
democratic (not authoritarian)75.415423.3267
specialist (not generalist)75.315222.3125
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)75.243723.030
opinionated (not neutral)75.277024.381
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.237412.220
guarded (not open)74.954722.7311
spiritual (not skeptical)74.67723.5322
tasteful (not lewd)74.529524.7325
patient (not impatient)74.512723.398
frank (not sugarcoated)74.451920.119
📈 (not 📉)74.216922.916
concise (not long-winded)74.211321.521
😊 (not 🤣)73.826921.118
rebellious (not obedient)73.749220.3238
indie (not pop)73.730127.022
expressive (not monotone)73.640724.622
orderly (not chaotic)73.437624.7333
dominant (not submissive)73.460420.4316
young (not old)73.451916.3263
down2earth (not head@clouds)73.428722.5271
🥵 (not 🥶)73.416225.563
sane (not crazy)73.320927.124
profound (not ironic)73.110422.171
resolute (not wavering)72.841019.912
efficient (not overprepared)72.626623.945
flexible (not rigid)72.512820.3272
decorative (not utilitarian)72.512024.979
OCD (not ADHD)72.442416.760
proactive (not reactive)72.45022.817
warm (not quarrelsome)72.323321.8281
enlightened (not lost)72.119522.541
hedonist (not monastic)72.019518.113
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)72.022423.368
opinionated (not jealous)72.054118.720
cocky (not timid)72.064825.521
spelunker (not claustrophobic)71.823120.731
complimentary (not insulting)71.633324.0110
equitable (not hypocritical)71.625324.3139
eastern (not western)71.42723.424
valedictorian (not drop out)71.461931.216
emotional (not unemotional)71.259821.525
transient (not permanent)71.17622.8143
warm (not cold)71.042123.1239
deviant (not average)71.044817.2195
resistant (not resigned)70.752124.5280
scheduled (not spontaneous)70.551726.4295
arcane (not mainstream)70.430123.9244
cautious (not impulsive)70.333621.9322
altruistic (not selfish)70.243521.3293
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.230234.512
angelic (not demonic)70.042019.9309
private (not gregarious)69.846825.3292
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)69.730627.6228
quiet (not loud)69.630522.5295
metaphorical (not literal)69.610021.4241
🐮 (not 🐷)69.412611.413
existentialist (not nihilist)69.124025.098
abstract (not concrete)69.021522.320
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)69.027326.617
🦇 (not 🐿)69.026823.215
deep (not epic)68.912122.372
bright (not depressed)68.732621.9229
good-humored (not angry)68.546120.8226
presidential (not folksy)68.144128.137
flower child (not goth)68.055822.325
intense (not lighthearted)67.868725.929
wild (not tame)67.661723.2311
picky (not always down)67.640629.422
compersive (not jealous)67.629325.8237
self-improving (not self-destructive)67.627321.328
serene (not pensive)67.52024.987
flamboyant (not modest)67.442225.9350
🐘 (not 🐀)67.429122.232
armoured (not vulnerable)67.359922.7267
circular (not linear)67.117626.522
works hard (not plays hard)66.871124.3333
thin (not thick)66.846524.1199
narcissistic (not low self esteem)66.753121.631
sweet (not bitter)66.644021.4238
varied (not repetitive)66.512223.3124
privileged (not oppressed)66.373322.939
never cries (not often crying)66.154520.416
good-cook (not bad-cook)65.828528.567
factual (not exaggerating)65.643825.880
non-gamer (not gamer)65.658732.057
rock (not rap)65.6100924.79
funny (not humorless)65.456921.2269
🦒 (not 🐐)65.35430.218
👟 (not 🥾)65.341634.515
French (not Russian)65.243927.735
😎 (not 🧐)65.150228.917
fortunate (not unlucky)65.130423.9326
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.063021.3156
pretentious (not unassuming)64.954524.427
purple (not orange)64.830831.1240
🦄 (not 🐴)64.733534.114
air (not earth)64.613928.763
forgiving (not vengeful)64.548424.3319
🤑 (not 🤠)64.537226.621
giggling (not chortling)64.520927.739
precise (not vague)64.371827.4212
machiavellian (not transparent)64.342828.831
hipster (not basic)64.124125.3226
aloof (not obsessed)64.07322.3258
jaded (not innocent)64.075426.523
outlaw (not sheriff)63.955525.2277
hoarder (not unprepared)63.856317.0267
unorthodox (not traditional)63.857329.4114
🤐 (not 😜)63.647729.818
direct (not roundabout)63.581128.3278
optimistic (not pessimistic)63.345224.9230
suspicious (not trusting)63.261123.7332
extrovert (not introvert)63.264628.2303
explorer (not builder)63.147128.1330
tautology (not oxymoron)63.19623.320
stable (not moody)63.023324.4348
joyful (not miserable)63.035720.115
no-nonsense (not dramatic)62.843327.6132
salacious (not wholesome)62.845733.516
relaxed (not tense)62.617024.7332
bold (not serious)62.656026.9304
bookish (not sporty)62.677424.1225
rational (not whimsical)62.565625.2310
regular (not zany)62.529126.222
freak (not normie)62.457927.079
reserved (not chatty)62.252925.2355
political (not nonpolitical)62.258630.7254
overspender (not penny-pincher)61.941721.624
Greek (not Roman)61.916731.015
reliable (not experimental)61.961129.436
wooden (not plastic)61.881324.211
fixable (not unfixable)61.762026.632
touchy-feely (not distant)61.645126.530
queer (not straight)61.118423.8142
chosen one (not everyman)61.158532.122
theist (not atheist)61.035428.590
technophile (not luddite)60.943527.2204
intimate (not formal)60.851132.532
fast (not slow)60.591426.2287
soft (not hard)60.550425.4271
Coke (not Pepsi)60.531730.554
genuine (not sarcastic)60.457928.2233
realist (not idealist)60.456529.0105
unpatriotic (not patriotic)60.415833.313
sunny (not gloomy)60.448617.221
radical (not centrist)60.453021.027
high-tech (not low-tech)60.356626.1238
🎃 (not 💀)59.848229.347
expressive (not stoic)59.372929.5361
paranoid (not naive)59.173317.127
cooperative (not competitive)59.040427.6335
brave (not careful)58.981826.2330
nerd (not jock)58.976423.1223
fire (not water)58.780535.279
individualist (not communal)58.675031.2110
flourishing (not traumatized)58.231426.626
intellectual (not physical)58.089127.3315
😀 (not 😭)58.056327.923
subjective (not objective)57.748027.794
soft (not hard)57.555026.7123
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)57.551224.226
quirky (not predictable)57.560929.018
cryptic (not straightforward)57.325128.2305
slow-talking (not fast-talking)57.334821.634
grateful (not entitled)57.361929.463
mischievous (not well behaved)57.280428.8291
empirical (not theoretical)57.065126.7263
chill (not offended)57.044629.433
English (not German)56.9129130.921
doer (not thinker)56.989329.472
analysis (not common sense)56.972324.515
anarchist (not statist)56.857126.126
modern (not historical)56.775629.3207
reasoned (not instinctual)56.648729.4287
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.661228.2264
realistic (not fantastical)56.677630.859
classical (not avant-garde)56.574631.497
sad (not happy)56.483422.2285
normal (not weird)55.850124.4325
work-first (not family-first)55.769230.4304
clean (not perverted)55.794533.269
gatherer (not hunter)55.661634.039
minimalist (not pack rat)55.571822.919
practical (not imaginative)55.491128.4239
💝 (not 💔)55.370633.620
ranged (not melee)55.375933.736
thick-skinned (not sensitive)55.276328.3240
consistent (not variable)55.188032.327
money-focused (not love-focused)55.047627.425
one-faced (not two-faced)54.896330.882
emotional (not logical)54.677227.2321
domestic (not industrial)54.561128.895
triggered (not trolling)54.5101123.619
astonishing (not methodical)54.449029.7275
tall (not short)54.383923.5279
devout (not heathen)54.377529.4276
punk rock (not preppy)54.359226.441
realistic (not ambitious)54.346830.581
white knight (not bad boy)54.285230.222
strict (not lenient)54.082026.0303
demure (not vain)53.867025.1239
first-mate (not captain)53.774234.0299
proper (not scandalous)53.671629.2291
subdued (not exuberant)53.552924.834
indulgent (not sober)53.478528.7291
feisty (not gracious)53.4108629.5244
moderate (not extreme)53.350126.8272
outsider (not insider)53.177129.1198
humble (not arrogant)53.062525.7324
philosophical (not real)52.738928.0198
mad (not glad)52.588824.615
😈 (not 😇)52.572829.817
🛌 (not 🧗)52.552530.824
hard-work (not natural-talent)52.1103330.163
official (not backdoor)51.868232.2287
pure (not debased)51.781724.8308
sorrowful (not cheery)51.694422.0342
edgy (not politically correct)51.688929.2257
accommodating (not stubborn)51.635528.583
libertarian (not socialist)51.598632.9262
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.570529.9174
sleepy (not frenzied)51.516621.629
involved (not remote)51.3124427.8273
crafty (not scholarly)51.395028.3330
honorable (not cunning)51.291130.7360
impartial (not biased)51.231126.2250
trendy (not vintage)51.242132.164
haunted (not blissful)51.0109925.883
serious (not playful)50.198023.1305
tight (not loose)50.9108628.032
pacifist (not ferocious)50.858228.1324

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Astrid Leong-Teo (0.83)
  2. Jasmine (0.823)
  3. Donna Paulsen (0.811)
  4. Angelica Schuyler (0.797)
  5. Joan Holloway (0.789)
  6. Gisele Yashar (0.787)
  7. Margaery Tyrell (0.784)
  8. Alice Cullen (0.784)
  9. Bonnie Bennett (0.778)
  10. Nala (0.778)
  1. Sam Healy (-0.588)
  2. Kermit (-0.582)
  3. Tommy (-0.574)
  4. Mike McLintock (-0.568)
  5. Arturo Roman (-0.538)
  6. Brad Bellick (-0.525)
  7. Barney Gumble (-0.521)
  8. Mr. William Collins (-0.509)
  9. Dennis Nedry (-0.508)
  10. George Costanza (-0.503)

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.



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