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Zoe Washburne Personality Statistics

Zoe Washburne 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
competent (not incompetent)96.558.3251
resourceful (not helpless)96.056.4126
loyal (not traitorous)95.6228.4336
diligent (not lazy)94.8456.8359
coordinated (not clumsy)94.7137.3307
pro (not noob)94.6255.718
go-getter (not slugabed)94.61010.113
cool (not dorky)94.437.516
active (not slothful)93.7197.4248
beautiful (not ugly)93.6409.8119
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.2599.6306
street-smart (not sheltered)93.2188.6320
egalitarian (not racist)93.1158.713
emancipated (not enslaved)93.0110.5249
healthy (not sickly)93.078.6261
sturdy (not flimsy)93.01313.837
mighty (not puny)92.8129.1310
confident (not insecure)92.72110.4316
persistent (not quitter)92.61229.412
bold (not shy)92.51108.6320
heroic (not villainous)92.3399.8367
resolute (not wavering)92.0109.519
treasure (not trash)91.92413.651
down2earth (not head@clouds)91.8210.7328
feminist (not sexist)91.83311.518
attractive (not repulsive)91.73811.1366
reliable (not experimental)91.689.732
mature (not juvenile)91.4229.7102
🌟 (not 💩)91.44217.122
assertive (not passive)91.4499.7263
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)91.37210.530
alert (not oblivious)91.22318.517
direct (not roundabout)90.8329.5309
no-nonsense (not dramatic)90.8410.8134
🤺 (not 🏌)90.64310.422
inspiring (not cringeworthy)90.41413.4101
self-assured (not self-conscious)90.21113.2283
rhythmic (not stuttering)90.1259.830
decisive (not hesitant)89.54810.8304
perceptive (not unobservant)89.512810.438
dominant (not submissive)89.113112.7340
workaholic (not slacker)89.015711.5125
driven (not unambitious)88.822913.9244
confidential (not gossiping)88.66913.0350
worldly (not innocent)88.55010.9336
consistent (not variable)88.52213.931
straightforward (not cryptic)88.1916.3313
fresh (not stinky)88.14617.518
rational (not whimsical)87.33712.2337
alpha (not beta)87.314417.3232
🧗 (not 🛌)87.08121.316
hunter (not gatherer)86.99013.838
bossy (not meek)86.816511.8301
high IQ (not low IQ)86.625511.1264
spelunker (not claustrophobic)86.51215.434
sensible (not ludicrous)86.42814.4286
extraordinary (not mundane)86.310814.9280
knowledgeable (not ignorant)86.315910.423
precise (not vague)86.26813.6217
wise (not foolish)86.15511.7331
believable (not poorly-written)86.16012.332
vibrant (not geriatric)86.18416.334
master (not apprentice)85.917816.5122
studious (not goof-off)85.717416.012
ferocious (not pacifist)85.512713.9345
legit (not scrub)85.310219.317
important (not irrelevant)84.924911.317
reasonable (not deranged)84.67213.618
punk rock (not preppy)84.59914.627
fast (not slow)84.210314.2315
interesting (not tiresome)84.110515.2269
armoured (not vulnerable)84.18613.8240
patriotic (not unpatriotic)84.08412.811
practical (not imaginative)83.98315.7261
🤠 (not 🤑)83.94918.218
thick-skinned (not sensitive)83.73515.1302
calm (not anxious)83.53415.8299
neurotypical (not autistic)83.44117.0293
independent (not codependent)83.315620.3342
deep (not shallow)83.27215.846
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)83.08219.3318
real (not philosophical)82.93717.3203
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.823515.6232
spicy (not mild)82.318413.8260
equitable (not hypocritical)82.33615.8158
🥾 (not 👟)82.28529.314
utilitarian (not decorative)81.86220.3100
deliberate (not spontaneous)81.818316.4308
sane (not crazy)81.54219.316
😏 (not 😬)81.56619.910
soulful (not soulless)80.632917.5125
brave (not careful)80.516220.4354
genius (not dunce)80.523413.1365
guarded (not open)80.529115.5289
sporty (not bookish)80.311916.9254
suspicious (not awkward)80.217212.7263
blacksmith (not tailor)80.27318.126
charming (not awkward)80.219417.8330
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)80.26321.6257
tall (not short)79.914614.6281
loveable (not punchable)79.917721.130
efficient (not overprepared)79.85723.236
stylish (not slovenly)79.823119.7294
disarming (not creepy)79.715817.7129
👽 (not 🤡)79.64711.97
resistant (not resigned)79.215122.0292
liberal (not conservative)78.916422.214
stable (not moody)78.04119.8330
intense (not lighthearted)78.033811.535
skeptical (not spiritual)77.929118.4335
feisty (not gracious)77.931121.5242
orderly (not chaotic)77.821020.2360
hard (not soft)77.822413.8268
jock (not nerd)77.815117.9293
strict (not lenient)77.721915.2330
factual (not poetic)77.513816.932
😎 (not 🧐)77.317519.822
tactful (not indiscreet)77.115215.619
literal (not metaphorical)77.09819.3234
realist (not idealist)77.010323.5114
reserved (not chatty)76.717417.8354
works hard (not plays hard)76.734118.7312
neat (not messy)76.731619.4196
sober (not indulgent)76.68119.1306
hard (not soft)76.126217.4118
empirical (not theoretical)75.93621.5270
frugal (not lavish)75.813217.0281
industrial (not domestic)75.88719.9117
enlightened (not lost)75.811517.035
💃 (not 🧕)75.629917.224
self-improving (not self-destructive)75.611922.930
stoic (not expressive)75.312721.7342
sage (not whippersnapper)75.38918.740
tight (not loose)74.932418.227
altruistic (not selfish)74.724917.8319
logical (not emotional)74.615019.6327
concrete (not abstract)74.615921.718
kinky (not vanilla)74.422217.9269
minimalist (not pack rat)74.49824.816
ranged (not melee)74.35921.336
first-mate (not captain)74.226634.5385
tasteful (not lewd)74.128120.3372
private (not gregarious)74.126822.3306
😊 (not 🤣)73.923322.510
straight (not queer)73.758925.2148
kind (not cruel)73.551718.8297
nurturing (not poisonous)73.437019.2125
anarchist (not statist)73.416325.821
penny-pincher (not overspender)73.11629.515
serious (not playful)73.141619.5352
cautious (not impulsive)73.020420.3348
human (not animalistic)72.849622.4215
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)72.836125.8229
Italian (not Swedish)72.820320.221
suspicious (not trusting)72.733322.6365
🐘 (not 🐀)72.515919.625
💝 (not 💔)72.419133.018
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)72.311021.424
playful (not shy)72.249419.8271
valedictorian (not drop out)72.151834.610
scientific (not artistic)72.030519.0348
conspiracist (not sheeple)72.033016.8205
respectful (not rude)71.836021.3355
freelance (not corporate)71.837125.828
wild (not tame)71.541521.8309
scheduled (not spontaneous)71.340724.2319
involved (not remote)71.341523.4268
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)71.327228.813
objective (not subjective)71.26526.2102
oppressed (not privileged)71.113723.138
crafty (not scholarly)71.138022.6338
🐩 (not 🐒)71.026323.612
📈 (not 📉)71.024528.613
normal (not weird)70.114221.4343
explorer (not builder)70.026127.6347
hoarder (not unprepared)69.923513.7259
political (not nonpolitical)69.931325.8292
permanent (not transient)69.822527.9144
honorable (not cunning)69.835226.7375
compersive (not jealous)69.720721.9212
bright (not depressed)69.725519.9250
atheist (not theist)69.135526.793
linear (not circular)68.914023.121
open to new experinces (not uncreative)68.656722.0331
western (not eastern)68.623930.116
modest (not flamboyant)68.537923.2364
😀 (not 😭)68.224116.113
eloquent (not unpolished)68.150223.2249
rugged (not refined)68.131324.3329
focused on the present (not focused on the future)68.020124.8297
chortling (not giggling)67.442124.934
fixable (not unfixable)67.334724.136
mathematical (not literary)66.819223.7268
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.635533.522
multicolored (not monochrome)66.228328.0116
tense (not relaxed)66.074424.1376
🦇 (not 🐿)66.029632.911
edgy (not politically correct)65.846823.8270
gendered (not androgynous)65.893026.3132
prestigious (not disreputable)65.751126.7315
English (not German)65.778628.621
joyful (not miserable)65.225614.213
civilized (not barbaric)65.064621.7294
macho (not metrosexual)64.726525.126
methodical (not astonishing)64.647528.2266
vengeful (not forgiving)64.644623.2320
complicated (not simple)64.658825.9267
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)64.518923.014
narcissistic (not low self esteem)64.452011.328
musical (not off-key)64.326525.316
introspective (not not introspective)64.251124.832
physical (not intellectual)64.027722.4333
romantic (not dispassionate)64.064824.526
pure (not debased)63.545221.7308
poor (not rich)63.531121.3243
open-minded (not close-minded)63.250623.6321
modern (not historical)63.047825.7184
🤐 (not 😜)62.940523.714
🤫 (not 🤔)62.514932.111
flourishing (not traumatized)62.120526.637
unassuming (not pretentious)61.726826.716
curious (not apathetic)61.671024.9318
charming (not trusting)61.647726.6281
demure (not vain)61.538320.5242
technophile (not luddite)61.433524.0235
high-tech (not low-tech)61.442727.5239
💪 (not 🧠)61.325921.822
frenzied (not sleepy)61.388919.631
libertarian (not socialist)61.236032.2237
outlaw (not sheriff)61.249631.8251
chill (not offended)61.128625.630
hurried (not leisurely)61.046723.0339
lustful (not chaste)60.953023.8330
rigid (not flexible)60.949525.3263
vegan (not cannibal)60.945221.227
child free (not pronatalist)60.662431.2206
🥰 (not 🙃)60.543832.921
proper (not scandalous)60.347525.2297
existentialist (not nihilist)60.155225.786
specialist (not generalist)60.056429.9105
mad (not glad)59.956516.319
fortunate (not unlucky)59.738625.2336
rebellious (not obedient)59.765229.4221
regular (not zany)59.728829.813
secretive (not open-book)59.768623.928
🤖 (not 👻)59.539922.417
🧢 (not 🎩)59.545634.68
angelic (not demonic)59.458920.3265
feminine (not masculine)59.144220.3351
deviant (not average)59.063023.2191
backdoor (not official)58.954631.1332
manicured (not scruffy)58.773826.0367
rural (not urban)58.327527.921
aloof (not obsessed)58.215524.2258
moist (not dry)58.243527.127
🦒 (not 🐐)58.117732.217
unorthodox (not traditional)57.959328.0116
funny (not humorless)57.563923.9322
unambiguous (not mysterious)57.557730.6316
🐴 (not 🦄)57.258331.414
subdued (not exuberant)57.235928.623
reasoned (not instinctual)57.140227.8315
young (not old)57.070816.9322
rough (not smooth)57.048125.9269
presidential (not folksy)56.958728.618
happy (not sad)56.837020.7243
orange (not purple)56.745231.3251
reclusive (not social)56.245826.730
patient (not impatient)56.038427.7128
bold (not serious)55.962230.4298
extrovert (not introvert)55.768129.2297
thick (not thin)55.440820.9187
varied (not repetitive)55.431525.8104
communal (not individualist)55.238027.8101
😇 (not 😈)55.160524.117
sorrowful (not cheery)55.070120.0352
provincial (not cosmopolitan)55.048227.5212
cooperative (not competitive)54.841030.5350
judgemental (not accepting)54.862124.8196
humble (not arrogant)54.647324.5332
quiet (not loud)54.552327.7299
good-humored (not angry)54.464323.4231
Roman (not Greek)54.451531.624
pessimistic (not optimistic)54.159622.5241
extreme (not moderate)54.179325.6237
classical (not avant-garde)53.968229.199
work-first (not family-first)53.861227.8354
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)53.586825.317
French (not Russian)53.575029.319
night owl (not morning lark)53.475729.5129
conventional (not creative)53.252428.0320
highbrow (not lowbrow)53.279324.1283
🐮 (not 🐷)53.273220.18
sunny (not gloomy)52.952619.730
biased (not impartial)52.798026.5242
mischievous (not well behaved)52.574827.7275
salacious (not wholesome)52.553324.813
quarrelsome (not warm)52.469124.2309
arcane (not mainstream)52.372027.1248
outsider (not insider)52.366431.3218
sarcastic (not genuine)52.259028.1271
hipster (not basic)51.940925.7285
hedonist (not monastic)51.971932.910
bitter (not sweet)51.765221.6245
authoritarian (not democratic)51.557830.8271
devout (not heathen)51.571128.0270
🥴 (not 🥳)51.573319.513
complimentary (not insulting)51.469122.081
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)51.467529.725
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)51.465026.334
trolling (not triggered)51.340421.919
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')51.061130.5184
cold (not warm)50.859522.7230
intimate (not formal)50.266328.617
fast-talking (not slow-talking)50.585923.427

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Ellen Ripley (0.892)
  2. Kima Greggs (0.882)
  3. Trinity (0.858)
  4. Black Widow (0.848)
  5. Kate Beckett (0.832)
  1. Buster Bluth (-0.592)
  2. James Taggart (-0.583)
  3. Tobias Funke (-0.571)
  4. Ian Duncan (-0.556)
  5. Mike McLintock (-0.544)

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: INTJ (r = 0.39)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = 0.23)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.13)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.06)
  5. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.01)
  6. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = -0.02)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = -0.03)
  8. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.04)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.16)
  10. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.17)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = -0.22)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.22)
  13. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.25)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.27)
  15. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = -0.29)
  16. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.29)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.38)
  18. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = -0.44)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.44)
  20. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.46)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.48)
  22. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.52)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = -0.54)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = -0.58)
  25. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.59)


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