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Hoban Washburne Personality Statistics

Hoban 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
devoted (not unfaithful)98.522.823
not genocidal (not genocidal)97.0610.920
loyal (not traitorous)95.3279.0362
funny (not humorless)95.267.7289
heroic (not villainous)93.13210.2362
one-faced (not two-faced)93.01010.485
kind (not cruel)92.8479.4308
romantic (not dispassionate)92.5179.236
good-humored (not angry)92.11710.1253
love-focused (not money-focused)91.5578.215
warm (not cold)91.02710.8256
vibrant (not geriatric)90.6289.925
soulful (not soulless)90.56412.4104
sunny (not gloomy)89.43712.128
chatty (not reserved)89.110413.1326
playful (not serious)88.34613.0364
nurturing (not poisonous)88.35812.5124
treasure (not trash)88.311317.549
believable (not poorly-written)88.12110.333
first-mate (not captain)88.02617.8328
egalitarian (not racist)87.918612.914
white knight (not bad boy)87.33616.023
lighthearted (not intense)87.2917.140
summer (not winter)87.25810.422
expressive (not monotone)87.111219.728
🤠 (not 🤑)86.73310.313
democratic (not authoritarian)86.61013.1272
playful (not shy)86.618115.3330
protagonist (not antagonist)86.610919.625
folksy (not presidential)86.41612.338
😜 (not 🤐)86.39122.318
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)86.38112.933
cheery (not sorrowful)86.24113.6349
persistent (not quitter)86.253614.417
cheesy (not chic)86.23417.425
sweet (not bitter)86.06814.6260
expressive (not stoic)85.911116.1355
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)85.95116.3282
touchy-feely (not distant)85.93710.526
freelance (not corporate)85.812822.338
joyful (not miserable)85.74115.119
feminist (not sexist)85.721215.420
happy (not sad)85.62614.1240
goof-off (not studious)85.67615.619
nerd (not jock)85.121617.0292
technophile (not luddite)85.14716.0240
gamer (not non-gamer)84.94513.985
competent (not incompetent)84.834315.5228
🌟 (not 💩)84.522417.122
disarming (not creepy)84.45414.2127
emotional (not unemotional)84.41939.321
high-tech (not low-tech)83.912016.3235
human (not animalistic)83.918118.2248
empath (not psychopath)83.615115.878
comedic (not dramatic)83.42017.369
intimate (not formal)83.02613.826
😀 (not 😭)83.05224.124
bright (not depressed)82.64817.1251
glad (not mad)82.65815.425
liberal (not conservative)82.511714.415
loveable (not punchable)82.316015.325
reliable (not experimental)82.110224.245
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.031418.3219
social (not reclusive)82.016015.325
reassuring (not fearmongering)81.88418.524
lenient (not strict)81.79613.5346
altruistic (not selfish)81.615316.1284
open-book (not secretive)81.55214.943
open to new experinces (not uncreative)81.429816.0306
open (not guarded)81.04218.4291
rock (not rap)81.022020.629
🐿 (not 🦇)80.912126.319
curious (not apathetic)80.915917.5340
chill (not offended)80.84022.419
warm (not quarrelsome)80.78620.6297
unambiguous (not mysterious)80.76219.7312
pro (not noob)80.643617.812
interesting (not tiresome)80.524618.6261
flower child (not goth)80.523917.320
soft (not hard)80.411816.1116
unassuming (not pretentious)80.42723.720
orange (not purple)80.34220.8259
specialist (not generalist)80.37320.2117
everyman (not chosen one)80.24121.027
creative (not conventional)80.118018.1326
generous (not stingy)80.020116.378
giving (not receiving)79.920119.328
attractive (not repulsive)79.849215.7309
flirtatious (not prudish)79.722813.622
zany (not regular)79.719011.223
lover (not fighter)79.613218.076
crafty (not scholarly)79.518716.2332
exuberant (not subdued)79.417922.635
flexible (not rigid)79.35417.0268
backdoor (not official)79.315419.8276
🧢 (not 🎩)79.315727.018
accepting (not judgemental)79.214020.3222
forgiving (not vengeful)79.116617.6321
quirky (not predictable)79.110823.925
grateful (not entitled)78.415120.185
angelic (not demonic)78.322717.9284
open-minded (not close-minded)78.315218.6356
💝 (not 💔)78.214725.734
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)78.19925.1203
sexual (not asexual)78.140420.486
family-first (not work-first)78.025018.4309
🧠 (not 💪)78.044314.421
Swedish (not Italian)77.95519.824
resourceful (not helpless)77.965518.5119
gregarious (not private)77.812320.2272
ranged (not melee)77.82518.830
transparent (not machiavellian)77.76024.823
straightforward (not cryptic)77.517223.3275
emancipated (not enslaved)77.523120.3252
healthy (not sickly)77.242020.2259
involved (not remote)77.028420.4224
weird (not normal)76.930117.9344
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)76.931919.125
trolling (not triggered)76.94816.234
chivalrous (not businesslike)76.811122.710
soft (not hard)76.817418.1253
awkward (not suspicious)76.710816.1288
💃 (not 🧕)76.736718.521
important (not irrelevant)76.670121.322
whimsical (not rational)76.618219.9306
beta (not alpha)76.615817.8209
interested (not bored)76.630222.397
🤡 (not 👽)76.37822.919
unchallenging (not demanding)76.34217.783
blissful (not haunted)76.17621.889
fast-talking (not slow-talking)76.028618.131
complimentary (not insulting)75.923021.5119
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.953820.834
submissive (not dominant)75.714814.8329
😏 (not 😬)75.622025.79
😎 (not 🧐)75.527427.826
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)75.545623.637
air (not earth)75.42830.566
multicolored (not monochrome)75.319126.393
loose (not tight)75.212621.839
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)75.013819.025
mischievous (not well behaved)74.949121.4328
juvenile (not mature)74.922219.5122
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)74.917626.317
unorthodox (not traditional)74.834424.2105
vulnerable (not armoured)74.712618.9253
poor (not rich)74.518417.7220
straight (not queer)74.563219.9126
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)74.412028.927
indie (not pop)74.428523.916
bold (not serious)74.329119.1287
honorable (not cunning)74.232025.1391
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)74.242423.7254
beautiful (not ugly)74.282121.7126
equitable (not hypocritical)74.218623.3124
wholesome (not salacious)74.134525.528
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)74.128622.027
water (not fire)74.115324.767
cooperative (not competitive)73.917022.9364
optimistic (not pessimistic)73.925626.9228
reasonable (not deranged)73.835127.816
spontaneous (not scheduled)73.732723.9304
leisurely (not hurried)73.612519.9292
pack rat (not minimalist)73.611021.621
exaggerating (not factual)73.534122.685
random (not pointed)73.210923.082
vintage (not trendy)73.154418.562
efficient (not overprepared)73.024920.528
rustic (not cultured)72.913117.419
emotional (not logical)72.834220.5338
motivated (not unmotivated)72.4108020.730
dramatic (not no-nonsense)72.233620.6130
📈 (not 📉)72.224934.916
extraordinary (not mundane)72.155223.9274
gendered (not androgynous)72.094823.8139
outlaw (not sheriff)71.942223.8234
imaginative (not practical)71.922823.9255
twitchy (not still)71.839423.773
civilized (not barbaric)71.763419.4309
English (not German)71.774324.731
trusting (not suspicious)71.721223.5346
🎃 (not 💀)71.621835.078
pure (not debased)71.535824.5284
master (not apprentice)71.562723.8130
western (not eastern)71.522628.123
lowbrow (not highbrow)71.39619.9307
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)71.225319.676
🥰 (not 🙃)71.126529.027
gatherer (not hunter)71.031026.822
meek (not bossy)70.915316.8287
plastic (not wooden)70.89125.09
communal (not individualist)70.89223.994
extrovert (not introvert)70.547326.8280
poetic (not factual)70.320124.841
astonishing (not methodical)70.315624.8292
messy (not neat)70.329421.9214
codependent (not independent)70.221722.9329
metrosexual (not macho)70.238415.937
🥵 (not 🥶)70.125722.262
provincial (not cosmopolitan)70.017721.5234
🤣 (not 😊)70.021131.723
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.927821.2286
existentialist (not nihilist)69.921220.885
🦄 (not 🐴)69.926031.818
high IQ (not low IQ)69.8100320.5249
accommodating (not stubborn)69.711027.584
explorer (not builder)69.635027.4313
street-smart (not sheltered)69.559423.2302
inspiring (not cringeworthy)69.545324.394
spontaneous (not deliberate)69.327027.1307
go-getter (not slugabed)69.395619.117
pacifist (not ferocious)69.222523.4325
often crying (not never cries)69.128318.722
rugged (not refined)69.036320.2368
loud (not quiet)69.052225.2306
dorky (not cool)68.933226.833
flourishing (not traumatized)68.611023.543
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)68.444924.916
innocent (not jaded)68.318825.025
young (not old)68.169716.3299
scruffy (not manicured)68.133524.5346
🤔 (not 🤫)68.127125.022
🎨 (not 🏀)68.167527.286
fast (not slow)68.071321.3280
simple (not complicated)68.012123.2223
doer (not thinker)67.955723.073
idealist (not realist)67.832723.8110
ADHD (not OCD)67.827827.559
varied (not repetitive)67.611123.0130
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)67.616626.136
chaotic (not orderly)67.547022.9317
nonpolitical (not political)67.121526.0228
relaxed (not tense)66.713927.3319
instinctual (not reasoned)66.550626.1301
vegan (not cannibal)66.544424.432
genius (not dunce)66.376221.8340
hedonist (not monastic)66.135823.416
spelunker (not claustrophobic)66.144328.827
head@clouds (not down2earth)66.038928.1282
legit (not scrub)66.089534.127
diligent (not lazy)65.8124122.9328
brave (not careful)65.665726.3317
consistent (not variable)65.653227.732
masculine (not feminine)65.576118.6375
🐒 (not 🐩)65.535431.424
ironic (not profound)65.531926.374
princess (not queen)65.228229.820
rural (not urban)65.123030.120
deep (not shallow)65.163822.149
self-improving (not self-destructive)64.935825.234
passive (not assertive)64.719921.0272
fresh (not stinky)64.784526.131
modern (not historical)64.556026.3189
conspiracist (not sheeple)64.368523.2181
moist (not dry)64.332224.630
good-cook (not bad-cook)64.234127.151
perceptive (not unobservant)64.1113028.830
respectful (not rude)64.168425.0332
😇 (not 😈)64.155629.417
lustful (not chaste)64.057924.3331
disorganized (not self-disciplined)63.828025.4271
subjective (not objective)63.426226.692
freak (not normie)63.358024.583
unlucky (not fortunate)63.247229.1321
night owl (not morning lark)63.269226.2151
flamboyant (not modest)62.952826.7334
fantastical (not realistic)62.944227.282
focused on the present (not focused on the future)62.839825.7290
🤺 (not 🏌)62.891732.015
reactive (not proactive)62.840024.419
Greek (not Roman)62.714828.429
Pepsi (not Coke)62.714727.463
bold (not shy)62.5121924.7326
avant-garde (not classical)62.535028.3100
opinionated (not neutral)62.5126128.876
common sense (not analysis)62.523023.924
indulgent (not sober)62.459926.0281
anarchist (not statist)62.443829.220
sturdy (not flimsy)62.387426.148
punk rock (not preppy)62.346629.143
active (not slothful)62.1120323.6240
badass (not weakass)62.1102523.985
epic (not deep)61.645028.177
confident (not insecure)61.492027.5259
edgy (not politically correct)61.467723.7288
moderate (not extreme)61.332826.0253
unpolished (not eloquent)61.340925.9217
dog person (not cat person)61.354337.918
metaphorical (not literal)60.724928.8264
long-winded (not concise)60.741422.014
humble (not arrogant)60.549626.5306
low self esteem (not narcissistic)60.436824.932
circular (not linear)60.337825.320
hipster (not basic)60.235625.7253
gossiping (not confidential)60.238825.7303
stable (not moody)60.130427.0337
👻 (not 🤖)60.058432.218
ludicrous (not sensible)59.747226.3289
tautology (not oxymoron)59.715232.63
🐐 (not 🦒)59.676726.913
whippersnapper (not sage)59.649926.236
anxious (not calm)59.578725.9278
sarcastic (not genuine)59.558828.6288
frenzied (not sleepy)59.5122922.037
🥳 (not 🥴)59.440218.912
fixable (not unfixable)59.277832.130
intellectual (not physical)59.192228.1308
arcane (not mainstream)59.167926.9226
permanent (not transient)59.067531.4124
clean (not perverted)59.094427.175
feisty (not gracious)58.999527.5232
🛌 (not 🧗)58.937529.529
cocky (not timid)58.8105925.328
smooth (not rough)58.660925.4254
biased (not impartial)58.5103027.2237
resistant (not resigned)58.5116126.6250
resolute (not wavering)58.5102530.118
demure (not vain)58.160424.5279
exhibitionist (not bashful)58.186028.369
skeptical (not spiritual)58.0106026.3311
overspender (not penny-pincher)57.752927.022
radical (not centrist)57.666830.128
muddy (not washed)57.444228.422
real (not philosophical)57.394829.1207
atheist (not theist)57.383826.182
🐮 (not 🐷)57.278524.521
kinky (not vanilla)57.168027.2324
giggling (not chortling)57.136432.538
plays hard (not works hard)57.040822.7283
charming (not trusting)57.071330.7270
French (not Russian)56.984726.816
rebellious (not obedient)56.892026.5257
enlightened (not lost)56.858722.434
patient (not impatient)56.647629.8120
drop out (not valedictorian)56.545525.420
thrifty (not extravagant)56.571529.86
domestic (not industrial)56.457127.5113
natural-talent (not hard-work)56.240429.481
always down (not picky)56.243325.825
prideful (not envious)56.1126520.715
frank (not sugarcoated)56.0118822.623
innocent (not worldly)55.938126.2337
bookish (not sporty)55.994828.1232
artistic (not scientific)55.870026.9292
roundabout (not direct)55.632329.4296
🥾 (not 👟)55.667531.817
foolish (not wise)55.556922.0322
naive (not paranoid)55.542929.618
frugal (not lavish)55.479425.6248
thin (not thick)55.289821.4197
precise (not vague)55.2105427.0201
child free (not pronatalist)55.1100932.8192
obsessed (not aloof)55.0108926.0271
heathen (not devout)54.861427.9245
tailor (not blacksmith)54.895628.835
mathematical (not literary)54.751829.3254
driven (not unambitious)54.7148326.6232
compersive (not jealous)54.569525.6218
attentive (not interrupting)54.577229.886
yes-man (not contrarian)54.545924.518
wild (not tame)54.493827.6294
scandalous (not proper)54.477227.4306
short (not tall)54.360822.0275
charming (not awkward)54.1101026.6325
lewd (not tasteful)54.147824.8328
patriotic (not unpatriotic)54.0116232.511
coordinated (not clumsy)53.9107727.6265
🐘 (not 🐀)53.874130.019
musical (not off-key)53.560431.037
cynical (not gullible)53.5102726.314
insider (not outsider)53.464630.2165
alert (not oblivious)53.4107527.422
impulsive (not cautious)53.280428.3307
self-assured (not self-conscious)53.1114528.7228
pensive (not serene)53.1136927.248
opinionated (not jealous)53.0130126.920
deviant (not average)52.8100926.9190
empirical (not theoretical)52.792729.0281
slovenly (not stylish)52.653823.0310
hoarder (not unprepared)52.6101722.7268
rhythmic (not stuttering)52.3123425.345
neurotypical (not autistic)52.1137127.0260
overachiever (not underachiever)52.1132325.871
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')52.068529.0189
disreputable (not prestigious)51.857227.1308
desperate (not high standards)51.756724.688
hypochondriac (not stoic)51.760833.820
tardy (not on-time)51.654530.480
mighty (not puny)51.5121626.4292
concrete (not abstract)51.598731.419
privileged (not oppressed)51.5112821.926
ambitious (not realistic)51.5105930.284
socialist (not libertarian)51.453031.0221
tactful (not indiscreet)51.0113829.120
decisive (not hesitant)50.1123325.9266
mild (not spicy)50.162826.4246
decorative (not utilitarian)50.956329.3102
sane (not crazy)50.382830.518
not introspective (not introspective)50.349429.322
slacker (not workaholic)50.540122.9100

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Kaylee Frye (0.881)
  2. Dustin Henderson (0.839)
  3. Toby Damon (0.81)
  4. Merry Brandybuck (0.797)
  5. Phil Dunphy (0.778)
  6. Bumblebee (0.778)
  7. Aang (0.777)
  8. George Weasley (0.777)
  9. Penelope Garcia (0.773)
  10. Pippin Took (0.773)
  1. Samuel Norton (-0.648)
  2. Cornelius Fudge (-0.604)
  3. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.602)
  4. Stannis Baratheon (-0.6)
  5. Cal Hockley (-0.6)
  6. Coriolanus Snow (-0.598)
  7. Emilio Barzini (-0.594)
  8. Principal Vernon (-0.592)
  9. Father Faustus Blackwood (-0.564)
  10. Chef Skinner (-0.563)

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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