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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)97.345.9382
attractive (not repulsive)96.327.6405
charming (not awkward)96.137.0382
beautiful (not ugly)95.9149.0116
stylish (not slovenly)95.349.1292
feminine (not masculine)95.2138.1361
eloquent (not unpolished)95.148.4255
refined (not rugged)93.938.5341
fresh (not stinky)93.849.821
pro (not noob)93.2557.419
coordinated (not clumsy)92.24510.4307
treasure (not trash)92.22011.449
rhythmic (not stuttering)92.298.921
charismatic (not uninspiring)91.93611.7220
competent (not incompetent)91.88612.3237
civilized (not barbaric)91.33712.6291
worldly (not innocent)91.01811.1359
vibrant (not geriatric)90.92810.932
self-disciplined (not disorganized)90.811011.0293
master (not apprentice)90.7729.3134
persistent (not quitter)90.42197.916
🎩 (not 🧢)90.4428.816
cool (not dorky)90.32113.912
perceptive (not unobservant)90.211110.229
open to new experinces (not uncreative)90.15813.5322
resourceful (not helpless)89.811613.9113
legit (not scrub)89.83010.311
smooth (not rough)89.7615.0237
soulful (not soulless)89.38010.3124
cosmopolitan (not provincial)89.2814.6268
disarming (not creepy)89.0512.8139
romantic (not dispassionate)88.55012.537
musical (not off-key)88.42519.229
neat (not messy)88.37912.9207
egalitarian (not racist)88.212912.516
high IQ (not low IQ)88.121812.1244
mature (not juvenile)87.56515.6126
diligent (not lazy)87.233811.6353
highbrow (not lowbrow)87.12215.8323
😏 (not 😬)87.0239.022
open-minded (not close-minded)86.93415.2378
self-assured (not self-conscious)86.64316.3262
confidential (not gossiping)86.610716.1360
extraordinary (not mundane)86.510313.1260
confident (not insecure)86.311015.8332
liberal (not conservative)86.14918.415
gendered (not androgynous)85.819523.7115
feminist (not sexist)85.616221.418
👽 (not 🤡)85.6108.58
interesting (not tiresome)85.48415.5283
kind (not cruel)85.322114.0315
bold (not shy)85.139315.4346
complicated (not simple)85.09915.0245
reasonable (not deranged)84.96411.411
charming (not trusting)84.92716.6293
🤺 (not 🏌)84.912610.615
independent (not codependent)84.812319.1357
spicy (not mild)84.414016.5256
healthy (not sickly)84.313921.1238
driven (not unambitious)84.143816.1209
freelance (not corporate)83.914719.431
loyal (not traitorous)83.837516.6325
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.722520.131
neurotypical (not autistic)83.53818.1305
🌟 (not 💩)83.420727.413
multicolored (not monochrome)83.06522.2119
metrosexual (not macho)82.94414.129
social (not reclusive)82.811721.122
go-getter (not slugabed)82.826917.217
kinky (not vanilla)82.79015.1288
street-smart (not sheltered)82.720719.7334
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)82.720516.916
wise (not foolish)82.510614.7338
lavish (not frugal)82.510517.4279
alert (not oblivious)82.417817.013
🐩 (not 🐒)82.410218.619
respectful (not rude)82.215119.0348
genius (not dunce)82.219112.0384
loveable (not punchable)82.214217.329
🥰 (not 🙃)82.03420.815
alpha (not beta)81.927018.7276
assertive (not passive)81.828314.8237
🧠 (not 💪)81.822416.825
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)81.725015.929
deep (not shallow)81.410015.736
mysterious (not unambiguous)81.39718.4332
artistic (not scientific)81.111116.7335
heroic (not villainous)81.034215.8332
🥳 (not 🥴)80.92621.29
inspiring (not cringeworthy)80.910416.0130
tactful (not indiscreet)80.78824.415
calm (not anxious)80.65018.3293
Italian (not Swedish)80.48612.922
💃 (not 🧕)80.320120.424
nurturing (not poisonous)80.220317.6121
studious (not goof-off)80.232624.116
playful (not shy)80.129418.2278
active (not slothful)80.140917.2284
sensible (not ludicrous)80.113318.7290
child free (not pronatalist)79.511823.2237
rich (not poor)79.330517.3293
mighty (not puny)79.129617.9311
literary (not mathematical)79.08217.3273
introspective (not not introspective)78.811617.527
important (not irrelevant)78.747822.720
accepting (not judgemental)78.611523.2210
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)78.615416.613
moist (not dry)78.53517.225
vegan (not cannibal)78.211920.119
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)78.116122.28
sage (not whippersnapper)77.96117.324
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)77.926319.7266
secretive (not open-book)77.826618.432
creative (not conventional)77.719219.9326
sturdy (not flimsy)77.531320.930
human (not animalistic)77.333722.9224
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)77.316622.5287
workaholic (not slacker)77.153116.1141
📈 (not 📉)77.09520.312
night owl (not morning lark)76.924921.0183
lustful (not chaste)76.921821.7346
🦇 (not 🐿)76.91169.613
curious (not apathetic)76.722518.7325
bossy (not meek)76.744715.9305
👻 (not 🤖)76.4725.65
deliberate (not spontaneous)76.233522.1324
decisive (not hesitant)76.238219.9288
emancipated (not enslaved)76.222624.3234
leisurely (not hurried)76.18618.3342
believable (not poorly-written)76.141020.632
sane (not crazy)76.110822.919
valedictorian (not drop out)75.942431.214
suspicious (not awkward)75.829814.3264
democratic (not authoritarian)75.712223.4275
poetic (not factual)75.77823.728
tailor (not blacksmith)75.723721.828
😊 (not 🤣)75.319121.615
prestigious (not disreputable)75.128525.2314
🤫 (not 🤔)75.01421.812
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)75.031011.113
specialist (not generalist)74.815522.7127
guarded (not open)74.645122.7323
urban (not rural)74.533521.123
patient (not impatient)74.412023.497
spiritual (not skeptical)74.37323.4332
tasteful (not lewd)74.227824.8338
resolute (not wavering)73.931920.112
orderly (not chaotic)73.730524.2340
🐮 (not 🐷)73.64511.68
dominant (not submissive)73.550720.5332
down2earth (not head@clouds)73.525322.5278
rebellious (not obedient)73.441020.6249
young (not old)73.443016.4278
hedonist (not monastic)72.515818.411
warm (not quarrelsome)72.419521.7294
efficient (not overprepared)72.425624.140
transient (not permanent)72.16222.1141
flexible (not rigid)71.911620.8280
complimentary (not insulting)71.826324.4110
warm (not cold)71.334122.7244
decorative (not utilitarian)71.211524.981
😎 (not 🧐)71.128529.315
resistant (not resigned)71.143524.0289
equitable (not hypocritical)70.923624.7134
deviant (not average)70.838917.3210
cautious (not impulsive)70.226122.2333
altruistic (not selfish)70.235121.1300
quiet (not loud)70.124922.0303
arcane (not mainstream)70.126524.2251
eastern (not western)70.02823.323
spelunker (not claustrophobic)69.926920.529
enlightened (not lost)69.819523.344
existentialist (not nihilist)69.719024.598
scheduled (not spontaneous)69.645027.0301
angelic (not demonic)69.638319.9326
metaphorical (not literal)69.68121.7253
🦄 (not 🐴)69.621730.313
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)69.526427.7235
private (not gregarious)69.437925.4301
good-humored (not angry)69.037320.7233
bright (not depressed)68.727221.8228
presidential (not folksy)68.734427.534
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)68.631135.711
Greek (not Roman)68.63826.316
armoured (not vulnerable)68.048022.4284
self-improving (not self-destructive)68.022821.328
🤑 (not 🤠)67.928124.519
compersive (not jealous)67.624425.6243
circular (not linear)67.416127.121
flamboyant (not modest)67.235326.0365
wild (not tame)67.251323.5316
giggling (not chortling)66.915126.237
thin (not thick)66.839624.5209
works hard (not plays hard)66.759424.0335
sweet (not bitter)66.735621.2256
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.629127.916
intense (not lighthearted)66.659825.628
pretentious (not unassuming)66.441724.020
varied (not repetitive)66.110223.5123
privileged (not oppressed)65.861922.833
🤐 (not 😜)65.734128.118
conspiracist (not sheeple)65.650621.2166
purple (not orange)65.524030.9253
funny (not humorless)65.546321.1279
French (not Russian)65.536627.435
abstract (not concrete)65.424224.315
fortunate (not unlucky)65.325324.1331
🐘 (not 🐀)65.229422.026
forgiving (not vengeful)64.940524.1322
fixable (not unfixable)64.742424.124
no-nonsense (not dramatic)64.332627.0140
aloof (not obsessed)64.15922.3266
hipster (not basic)64.118625.0236
narcissistic (not low self esteem)63.953124.133
extrovert (not introvert)63.752928.0312
precise (not vague)63.759827.7215
salacious (not wholesome)63.736029.414
suspicious (not trusting)63.650823.7342
outlaw (not sheriff)63.646125.3282
direct (not roundabout)63.467028.2278
explorer (not builder)63.438027.9335
hoarder (not unprepared)63.446717.2279
unpatriotic (not patriotic)63.49030.610
relaxed (not tense)63.013624.6346
stable (not moody)62.820024.4350
optimistic (not pessimistic)62.740424.7237
rational (not whimsical)62.554925.5316
bookish (not sporty)62.562623.9233
reserved (not chatty)62.442525.0365
political (not nonpolitical)62.348430.8258
unorthodox (not traditional)62.150430.0115
joyful (not miserable)62.130320.414
bold (not serious)61.948226.8312
👟 (not 🥾)61.942134.411
theist (not atheist)61.728328.494
intimate (not formal)61.340132.030
technophile (not luddite)61.134627.3210
queer (not straight)60.813823.5146
realist (not idealist)60.744929.2105
reliable (not experimental)60.753129.937
soft (not hard)60.640925.2277
😈 (not 😇)60.545325.312
sunny (not gloomy)60.540216.822
genuine (not sarcastic)60.449228.0237
high-tech (not low-tech)60.244826.1243
fast (not slow)59.776826.7305
nerd (not jock)59.662422.6238
expressive (not stoic)59.458529.5363
brave (not careful)59.267425.9346
regular (not zany)59.229923.118
cooperative (not competitive)59.033727.7342
English (not German)58.899430.621
subjective (not objective)58.538327.491
individualist (not communal)58.360631.2106
flourishing (not traumatized)58.227626.626
slow-talking (not fast-talking)58.130022.431
intellectual (not physical)58.071927.3324
consistent (not variable)58.063629.825
anarchist (not statist)57.844026.225
chill (not offended)57.835228.730
soft (not hard)57.645526.7128
ranged (not melee)57.651333.337
mischievous (not well behaved)57.168028.9296
cryptic (not straightforward)56.921828.3314
empirical (not theoretical)56.956327.2277
focused on the present (not focused on the future)56.550828.0280
sad (not happy)56.468622.1292
modern (not historical)56.264629.3209
overspender (not penny-pincher)56.244323.519
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.246924.627
normal (not weird)55.840624.4337
reasoned (not instinctual)55.842429.7302
minimalist (not pack rat)55.857324.217
thick-skinned (not sensitive)55.462228.1247
work-first (not family-first)55.259030.3317
subdued (not exuberant)55.240325.831
gatherer (not hunter)55.253035.635
domestic (not industrial)54.949329.298
emotional (not logical)54.864626.9334
astonishing (not methodical)54.838929.6287
classical (not avant-garde)54.865931.8102
practical (not imaginative)54.775028.7241
😀 (not 😭)54.553527.918
punk rock (not preppy)54.547326.242
devout (not heathen)54.464829.4284
triggered (not trolling)54.381023.020
strict (not lenient)54.267626.2302
demure (not vain)53.854825.4244
tall (not short)53.770023.4288
feisty (not gracious)53.489829.4247
proper (not scandalous)53.459529.5300
outsider (not insider)53.363928.7200
tight (not loose)53.385528.130
indulgent (not sober)53.164628.4310
humble (not arrogant)53.049725.8325
philosophical (not real)53.030928.1205
moderate (not extreme)52.941426.6281
first-mate (not captain)52.663334.2308
mad (not glad)52.572425.315
edgy (not politically correct)52.474029.4266
sleepy (not frenzied)52.314421.926
pure (not debased)51.966824.7306
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.951029.7180
🦒 (not 🐐)51.733229.815
🛌 (not 🧗)51.745633.319
sorrowful (not cheery)51.577722.1351
💔 (not 💝)51.559232.917
honorable (not cunning)51.375230.7372
libertarian (not socialist)51.382933.0264
pacifist (not ferocious)51.247628.1330
involved (not remote)51.1103127.6281
official (not backdoor)51.158131.7296
serious (not playful)50.179623.4317
crafty (not scholarly)50.978628.0352
impartial (not biased)50.825926.1256

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 (0.828)
  2. Jasmine (0.809)
  3. Alice Cullen (0.809)
  4. Gisele Yashar (0.801)
  5. Bonnie Bennett (0.788)
  1. Sam Healy (-0.616)
  2. Mike McLintock (-0.571)
  3. Arturo Roman (-0.569)
  4. Brad Bellick (-0.557)
  5. George Costanza (-0.542)

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 = 0.47)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.46)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.26)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.2)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.2)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.18)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.08)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.03)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.01)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.0)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.02)
  12. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.1)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.16)
  14. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.16)
  15. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.17)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.18)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.23)
  18. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.26)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.29)
  20. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.29)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.33)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.36)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.36)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.46)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.58)


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