Open-Source Psychometrics Project
( home · about )

Jayne Cobb Descriptive Personality Statistics

Reference picture of Jayne Cobb

Jayne Cobb 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. 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
💪 (not 🧠)96.725.893
physical (not intellectual)96.416.4385
gendered (not androgynous)95.547.7162
rugged (not refined)95.318.6366
unpolished (not eloquent)95.127.9290
sporty (not bookish)95.079.1284
frank (not sugarcoated)95.0149.792
ferocious (not pacifist)94.9179.3387
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)94.8612.1323
rustic (not cultured)94.7211.570
cocky (not timid)94.71910.789
masculine (not feminine)94.6328.7352
doer (not thinker)94.5210.7106
drop out (not valedictorian)94.3611.290
🥾 (not 👟)94.3711.969
jock (not nerd)93.9810.8333
impatient (not patient)93.8119.3159
scruffy (not manicured)93.61310.0367
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)93.5710.697
stubborn (not accommodating)93.4308.1107
backdoor (not official)93.3212.3409
macho (not metrosexual)93.319.087
rough (not smooth)93.069.1283
freelance (not corporate)92.7229.987
money-focused (not love-focused)92.72710.3117
edgy (not politically correct)92.6810.6335
outlaw (not sheriff)92.52612.9281
bold (not shy)92.314711.0356
🏀 (not 🎨)92.01312.8116
lowbrow (not highbrow)91.8112.8282
hunter (not gatherer)91.63312.388
mischievous (not well behaved)91.58312.3305
🧢 (not 🎩)91.51418.9112
impulsive (not cautious)91.34912.4342
not introspective (not introspective)91.3216.6103
quarrelsome (not warm)91.25011.9342
feisty (not gracious)91.21910.5242
wild (not tame)91.26210.8359
arrogant (not humble)90.910311.6380
western (not eastern)90.9412.191
assertive (not passive)90.85813.1289
lewd (not tasteful)90.7511.8395
street-smart (not sheltered)90.76314.0315
instinctual (not reasoned)90.5613.9303
insulting (not complimentary)90.42912.2147
competitive (not cooperative)90.214312.0376
scandalous (not proper)90.24414.5341
fighter (not lover)90.02312.6124
rude (not respectful)89.73112.6365
real (not philosophical)89.6511.3247
extreme (not moderate)89.58912.3284
crafty (not scholarly)89.51010.7375
fire (not water)89.38114.5120
🏋️‍♂️ (not 🚴)89.22714.986
disreputable (not prestigious)89.1813.2334
child free (not pronatalist)89.0918.8203
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)88.915822.191
direct (not roundabout)88.97516.7359
punk rock (not preppy)88.77413.5107
jaded (not innocent)88.78811.2118
muddy (not washed)88.71213.1108
folksy (not presidential)88.61019.4110
vengeful (not forgiving)88.612111.6380
suspicious (not trusting)88.59413.6339
libertarian (not socialist)88.5418.2295
literal (not metaphorical)88.41215.7257
opinionated (not neutral)88.421915.8110
bad boy (not white knight)88.24814.0108
loud (not quiet)88.113518.3337
barbaric (not civilized)88.02211.1335
blacksmith (not tailor)87.91312.8119
straightforward (not cryptic)87.71920.6344
spontaneous (not scheduled)87.79617.2325
interrupting (not attentive)87.75215.498
armoured (not vulnerable)87.65316.8266
first-mate (not captain)87.44217.7342
straight (not queer)87.313718.4160
hard (not soft)87.38615.3138
😎 (not 🧐)87.27117.3120
🤺 (not 🏌)87.112419.0111
chaotic (not orderly)87.110716.2345
indiscreet (not tactful)86.9623.659
lustful (not chaste)86.76317.6371
cannibal (not vegan)86.66214.872
provincial (not cosmopolitan)86.4917.5222
hard (not soft)86.410415.5272
🐒 (not 🐩)86.22517.5127
rock (not rap)86.28519.9106
mad (not glad)86.18312.976
self-destructive (not self-improving)85.86412.777
bossy (not meek)85.728316.8326
resistant (not resigned)85.44618.1335
anarchist (not statist)85.44920.9118
badass (not weakass)85.339818.2107
moody (not stable)85.218617.9377
rebellious (not obedient)85.228317.2227
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)85.23023.9262
goof-off (not studious)85.28817.9122
salacious (not wholesome)85.28818.986
fearmongering (not reassuring)85.28516.580
juvenile (not mature)85.08116.8137
sexist (not feminist)84.97920.7118
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)84.910415.592
psychopath (not empath)84.911914.099
judgemental (not accepting)84.917718.4246
😈 (not 😇)84.915116.4113
stinky (not fresh)84.93513.599
skeptical (not spiritual)84.813518.9344
focused on the present (not focused on the future)84.81819.4352
utilitarian (not decorative)84.83719.3149
selfish (not altruistic)84.716215.3317
individualist (not communal)84.713220.6132
Russian (not French)84.61918.7102
contrarian (not yes-man)84.55617.464
decisive (not hesitant)84.421218.5313
heathen (not devout)84.42320.2318
earth (not air)84.45219.292
biased (not impartial)84.210018.9307
demanding (not unchallenging)84.035120.6134
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)83.96422.9156
receiving (not giving)83.910123.884
tall (not short)83.812616.8424
hedonist (not monastic)83.82219.876
self-assured (not self-conscious)83.710921.7275
healthy (not sickly)83.520118.0293
debased (not pure)83.413719.5329
stingy (not generous)83.112219.5105
off-key (not musical)83.12318.3120
conspiracist (not sheeple)82.913018.6242
deviant (not average)82.915217.5251
indulgent (not sober)82.914121.1332
🐐 (not 🦒)82.81724.184
slovenly (not stylish)82.74615.5341
spicy (not mild)82.722917.7293
everyman (not chosen one)82.63318.479
close-minded (not open-minded)82.58916.2429
mighty (not puny)82.228218.5307
orange (not purple)82.24521.2263
crazy (not sane)82.114516.472
foolish (not wise)82.08516.8359
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)82.028423.0244
deranged (not reasonable)82.011717.2123
realist (not idealist)81.96520.2142
paranoid (not naive)81.97321.195
narcissistic (not low self esteem)81.823920.575
worldly (not innocent)81.532821.7375
guarded (not open)81.538221.3335
vain (not demure)81.515118.7298
sexual (not asexual)81.534822.692
messy (not neat)81.413320.1247
dominant (not submissive)81.446521.3368
emotional (not logical)81.417521.9383
chortling (not giggling)81.36523.284
exaggerating (not factual)81.220022.499
jealous (not compersive)81.213817.2235
rural (not urban)81.15722.4100
cheesy (not chic)81.19521.194
shallow (not deep)81.06119.1110
concrete (not abstract)80.98624.171
brave (not careful)80.920621.2373
perverted (not clean)80.711517.8104
offended (not chill)80.718223.588
resourceful (not helpless)80.662520.8133
industrial (not domestic)80.34720.8138
twitchy (not still)80.219321.594
suspicious (not awkward)80.122822.2307
pessimistic (not optimistic)79.713219.8299
atheist (not theist)79.716523.8119
dunce (not genius)79.75617.0392
angry (not good-humored)79.712121.2277
distant (not touchy-feely)79.620418.4106
frenzied (not sleepy)79.528717.377
ignorant (not knowledgeable)79.46920.492
bitter (not sweet)79.422118.7304
intense (not lighthearted)79.444122.680
authoritarian (not democratic)79.319724.9283
poor (not rich)79.013715.2254
sturdy (not flimsy)79.036623.964
ludicrous (not sensible)78.913921.0304
💀 (not 🎃)78.617426.4115
demonic (not angelic)78.521715.4334
epic (not deep)78.56118.0105
entitled (not grateful)78.330620.4120
reactive (not proactive)78.35028.658
practical (not imaginative)78.229224.1271
night owl (not morning lark)78.232919.7194
unambiguous (not mysterious)78.213025.0360
poisonous (not nurturing)78.223818.2157
desperate (not high standards)78.19717.194
simple (not complicated)78.03825.2262
🤣 (not 😊)77.410920.0108
concise (not long-winded)77.47725.691
bold (not serious)77.326123.5319
low IQ (not high IQ)77.24418.5274
work-first (not family-first)77.231524.2367
exuberant (not subdued)77.227724.482
tense (not relaxed)77.159922.6366
outsider (not insider)77.114121.2218
lost (not enlightened)77.015914.683
ADHD (not OCD)77.016124.4116
animalistic (not human)76.85518.1245
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)76.812727.594
🐴 (not 🦄)76.723029.763
cunning (not honorable)76.625021.0416
playful (not shy)76.655820.7311
sarcastic (not genuine)76.327025.4287
whippersnapper (not sage)76.38420.599
ironic (not profound)76.26619.7108
bad-cook (not good-cook)76.116024.785
exhibitionist (not bashful)75.827527.199
empirical (not theoretical)75.44727.6295
genocidal (not not genocidal)75.415122.490
spontaneous (not deliberate)75.321226.3302
independent (not codependent)75.350127.8349
gloomy (not sunny)75.135621.271
nonpolitical (not political)75.09529.6319
conservative (not liberal)75.015128.385
never cries (not often crying)75.041125.558
thick (not thin)74.720318.8223
💃 (not 🧕)74.550925.679
Roman (not Greek)74.55625.099
tardy (not on-time)74.519825.2101
🙃 (not 🥰)74.323925.580
common sense (not analysis)74.24019.3105
🧗 (not 🛌)74.153427.496
flirtatious (not prudish)74.040825.977
luddite (not technophile)73.911424.6260
nihilist (not existentialist)73.83525.9126
emancipated (not enslaved)73.841726.0259
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)73.716328.195
vintage (not trendy)73.760421.9106
low-tech (not high-tech)73.628822.9277
side character (not main character)73.537924.9100
unorthodox (not traditional)73.347028.0132
basic (not hipster)73.234126.3292
down2earth (not head@clouds)73.035029.5311
freak (not normie)72.735724.6129
cold (not warm)72.634421.0287
pro (not noob)72.584926.0118
alpha (not beta)72.368630.3274
explorer (not builder)72.333325.9345
weird (not normal)72.349420.5403
wooden (not plastic)72.346425.797
spelunker (not claustrophobic)72.127028.288
radical (not centrist)71.927932.0123
🐷 (not 🐮)71.613231.1102
unfixable (not fixable)71.420223.370
vibrant (not geriatric)71.266624.675
dog person (not cat person)71.133432.999
factual (not poetic)70.742826.371
cruel (not kind)70.725117.9329
active (not slothful)70.7108626.1277
💩 (not 🌟)70.618025.669
punchable (not loveable)70.528025.689
pensive (not serene)70.355425.391
intimate (not formal)70.033225.187
linear (not circular)69.915032.687
🤡 (not 👽)69.620828.263
confident (not insecure)69.579329.1341
extrovert (not introvert)69.357730.3291
flamboyant (not modest)69.346328.2335
haunted (not blissful)69.274628.2102
businesslike (not chivalrous)68.843130.578
kinky (not vanilla)68.744728.4302
hoarder (not unprepared)68.642927.7316
believable (not poorly-written)68.5117522.075
creepy (not disarming)68.419421.9142
driven (not unambitious)67.8141626.3267
cringeworthy (not inspiring)67.734122.1160
experimental (not reliable)67.739523.376
racist (not egalitarian)67.613927.780
persistent (not quitter)67.5160627.882
zany (not regular)67.059527.370
unobservant (not perceptive)66.912026.877
charming (not trusting)66.950021.4279
💔 (not 💝)66.836628.774
soulless (not soulful)66.624925.3129
hypocritical (not equitable)66.640327.7154
awkward (not charming)66.530323.6339
thick-skinned (not sensitive)66.550229.4302
goth (not flower child)66.532724.5102
miserable (not joyful)66.466723.186
😜 (not 🤐)66.451233.895
anxious (not calm)66.366025.1315
rigid (not flexible)66.355928.5302
always down (not picky)66.119531.190
plays hard (not works hard)65.931724.2320
astonishing (not methodical)65.830626.7279
oxymoron (not tautology)65.822231.164
motivated (not unmotivated)65.8151926.6116
🥴 (not 🥳)65.748029.470
bored (not interested)65.710226.3100
unfaithful (not devoted)65.713328.676
👻 (not 🤖)65.644729.197
scrub (not legit)65.615530.3116
apathetic (not curious)64.513528.8373
underachiever (not overachiever)64.416729.9119
dispassionate (not romantic)64.424828.488
trash (not treasure)64.220530.963
disorganized (not self-disciplined)63.932331.3310
realistic (not fantastical)63.873628.3106
traumatized (not flourishing)63.787029.071
masochistic (not pain-avoidant)63.741532.486
go-getter (not slugabed)63.5138931.294
indie (not pop)63.481730.0103
uncreative (not open to new experinces)63.322831.5309
specialist (not generalist)63.367831.7151
transient (not permanent)63.229830.5153
slacker (not workaholic)63.127024.8138
stoic (not hypochondriac)62.772632.769
cynical (not gullible)62.590431.169
emotional (not unemotional)62.3109633.567
gossiping (not confidential)62.240530.2364
funny (not humorless)62.180930.2309
subjective (not objective)62.138734.6125
traitorous (not loyal)61.928425.8354
Italian (not Swedish)61.859931.863
slow-talking (not fast-talking)61.632329.674
depressed (not bright)61.455223.7257
fast (not slow)61.1113829.5310
🤠 (not 🤑)61.093237.3100
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)61.047329.1110
thrifty (not extravagant)60.368831.991
comedic (not dramatic)60.237829.5104
strict (not lenient)60.081431.1342
monochrome (not multicolored)60.065732.9125
repetitive (not varied)59.875130.9157
🦇 (not 🐿)59.657733.766
antagonist (not protagonist)59.634020.479
predictable (not quirky)59.557234.077
resolute (not wavering)59.4116432.4114
🐘 (not 🐀)59.463635.4103
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)59.3100928.572
arcane (not mainstream)59.180730.9232
efficient (not overprepared)58.9116432.093
melee (not ranged)58.837436.073
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')58.716831.6194
😀 (not 😭)58.765827.371
loose (not tight)58.743531.062
villainous (not heroic)58.538121.9386
dry (not moist)58.466430.773
vague (not precise)58.234430.5231
reclusive (not social)58.165828.994
pack rat (not minimalist)58.056031.397
princess (not queen)57.952935.974
competent (not incompetent)57.8146427.4249
unassuming (not pretentious)57.655434.499
opinionated (not jealous)57.1139335.6118
serious (not playful)57.0105129.2342
lazy (not diligent)57.017927.6383
extraordinary (not mundane)56.9123329.0271
🤔 (not 🤫)56.995432.791
avant-garde (not classical)56.860131.2120
prideful (not envious)56.7145834.491
🥵 (not 🥶)56.589430.691
master (not apprentice)56.4116927.3158
artistic (not scientific)56.381122.3332
coordinated (not clumsy)56.3120829.2302
whimsical (not rational)56.066830.9314
conventional (not creative)55.871930.3363
consistent (not variable)55.2107835.168
young (not old)55.1116118.5312
overspender (not penny-pincher)55.170533.296
trolling (not triggered)55.143234.684
ambitious (not realistic)55.1108733.3107
gregarious (not private)54.661032.9319
📈 (not 📉)54.6129129.758
stuttering (not rhythmic)54.538728.481
obsessed (not aloof)54.4129732.3319
neurotypical (not autistic)54.3149429.9277
unpatriotic (not patriotic)54.337938.685
transparent (not machiavellian)54.386036.376
mathematical (not literary)54.262124.3243
ugly (not beautiful)54.231323.7137
😬 (not 😏)54.266633.9128
interesting (not tiresome)54.0143128.0287
oblivious (not alert)53.856628.781
two-faced (not one-faced)53.860834.897
English (not German)53.7171433.985
Coke (not Pepsi)53.785134.579
monotone (not expressive)53.662732.8102
lavish (not frugal)53.577529.5285
charismatic (not uninspiring)53.5158328.5277
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.583834.2176
important (not irrelevant)53.2164828.3109
hurried (not leisurely)53.0111931.1332
sad (not happy)52.7119723.0274
cool (not dorky)52.7108529.373
gamer (not non-gamer)52.765935.2110
open-book (not secretive)52.662534.681
expressive (not stoic)52.4113132.8358
sorrowful (not cheery)52.0117826.3342
oppressed (not privileged)52.064427.480
fortunate (not unlucky)51.984927.3334
random (not pointed)51.746032.1105
remote (not involved)51.637830.7268
winter (not summer)51.695032.478
reserved (not chatty)51.198431.8329
repulsive (not attractive)51.144627.7367
natural-talent (not hard-work)51.163931.1106
modern (not historical)51.0111830.9196

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Merle Dixon (0.902)
  2. Nelson Muntz (0.859)
  3. Shane Walsh (0.847)
  4. Noah Puckerman (0.845)
  5. Johnny Lawrence (0.815)
  6. Billy Hargrove (0.809)
  7. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (0.802)
  8. Yao (0.8)
  9. John Murphy (0.796)
  10. Bobby Briggs (0.792)
  1. Jane Bennet (-0.678)
  2. Melanie Hamilton (-0.664)
  3. Georgiana Darcy (-0.64)
  4. Eliza Hamilton (-0.638)
  5. Beth March (-0.63)
  6. Dr. James Wilson (-0.609)
  7. Tracy Mills (-0.609)
  8. Cho Chang (-0.608)
  9. Armin Arlert (-0.607)
  10. Nick Carraway (-0.606)

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 Jayne Cobb to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Jayne Cobb is described identify as.

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


  Updated: 02 December 2022
  Copyright: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
  Privacy policy