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Derrial Book Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Derrial Book 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
self-disciplined (not disorganized)93.4588.6340
theist (not atheist)93.3513.2127
mature (not juvenile)92.91311.4129
devoted (not unfaithful)92.9669.885
sage (not whippersnapper)92.8610.588
egalitarian (not racist)92.73412.686
knowledgeable (not ignorant)92.55110.0101
soulful (not soulless)92.43814.5145
clean (not perverted)91.82613.0112
respectful (not rude)91.32711.1363
studious (not goof-off)91.26711.199
eloquent (not unpolished)91.03610.2242
perceptive (not unobservant)91.011112.283
empath (not psychopath)90.82310.1111
tasteful (not lewd)90.4612.8341
monastic (not hedonist)90.4112.585
devout (not heathen)90.4612.6304
resolute (not wavering)90.32612.2117
human (not animalistic)90.21912.0264
persistent (not quitter)90.131712.883
civilized (not barbaric)90.16910.8289
spiritual (not skeptical)90.01215.8376
chaste (not lustful)90.0512.6368
kind (not cruel)90.012012.4291
deep (not shallow)89.81311.4103
diligent (not lazy)89.731611.6372
vintage (not trendy)89.52810.2122
calm (not anxious)89.31113.5307
master (not apprentice)89.314112.2159
wise (not foolish)89.14714.7348
pro (not noob)89.019814.499
still (not twitchy)89.0812.5105
competent (not incompetent)88.922613.2278
bookish (not sporty)88.817212.8269
introspective (not not introspective)88.81215.2106
high IQ (not low IQ)88.728110.0240
love-focused (not money-focused)88.615516.3118
modest (not flamboyant)88.51314.3342
confidential (not gossiping)88.29814.4362
tactful (not indiscreet)88.21113.494
sensible (not ludicrous)88.02112.3306
neat (not messy)88.011112.8225
attentive (not interrupting)88.01116.2106
reasonable (not deranged)87.94013.1117
patient (not impatient)87.71916.8141
sturdy (not flimsy)87.610316.158
altruistic (not selfish)87.54315.0310
legit (not scrub)87.57115.4113
generous (not stingy)87.56213.494
🌟 (not 💩)87.417117.067
not genocidal (not genocidal)87.413421.387
on-time (not tardy)87.119113.194
stoic (not hypochondriac)87.11813.465
stable (not moody)87.0913.2368
nurturing (not poisonous)87.09913.5145
loyal (not traitorous)86.942614.7351
confident (not insecure)86.814412.2317
self-improving (not self-destructive)86.7714.889
rhythmic (not stuttering)86.77113.168
giving (not receiving)86.77116.077
treasure (not trash)86.621218.580
enlightened (not lost)86.62017.070
cooperative (not competitive)86.42915.6362
forgiving (not vengeful)86.36715.3363
grateful (not entitled)86.34216.2111
sober (not indulgent)86.21516.4337
frugal (not lavish)86.11915.2322
reassuring (not fearmongering)86.03716.389
compersive (not jealous)85.81211.9245
heroic (not villainous)85.530514.2373
minimalist (not pack rat)85.51316.390
orderly (not chaotic)85.49115.6327
deliberate (not spontaneous)85.313511.9317
motivated (not unmotivated)85.359813.387
humble (not arrogant)84.86315.7343
proper (not scandalous)84.87116.4353
profound (not ironic)84.71113.7116
old (not young)84.611910.9328
intellectual (not physical)84.523014.2366
existentialist (not nihilist)84.5217.5125
inspiring (not cringeworthy)84.19215.7137
warm (not quarrelsome)83.96616.4337
fresh (not stinky)83.524317.869
high standards (not desperate)83.414917.396
coordinated (not clumsy)83.234215.0330
resourceful (not helpless)83.247717.3119
optimistic (not pessimistic)83.110418.8282
wholesome (not salacious)82.715119.978
loveable (not punchable)82.717320.899
works hard (not plays hard)82.625214.2321
self-assured (not self-conscious)82.415517.1275
😊 (not 🤣)82.38814.3126
pointed (not random)82.331217.7103
vegan (not cannibal)82.27515.693
quiet (not loud)82.111715.0305
charismatic (not uninspiring)82.135716.4269
thrifty (not extravagant)82.13518.178
angelic (not demonic)81.916617.7313
🧠 (not 💪)81.836616.378
queen (not princess)81.825017.751
genius (not dunce)81.730213.7433
warm (not cold)81.621217.3291
believable (not poorly-written)81.625817.969
good-humored (not angry)81.519915.5268
good-cook (not bad-cook)81.36117.395
cautious (not impulsive)81.311314.5368
emancipated (not enslaved)81.114618.4256
demure (not vain)81.13017.4266
opinionated (not jealous)81.119212.394
consistent (not variable)81.010018.067
non-gamer (not gamer)80.819223.492
complimentary (not insulting)80.715018.4140
historical (not modern)80.412215.8211
sane (not crazy)80.410120.181
reliable (not experimental)80.415521.975
scholarly (not crafty)80.38919.3364
prestigious (not disreputable)80.219717.9305
equitable (not hypocritical)80.18020.9183
badass (not weakass)80.161320.2113
communal (not individualist)80.11920.0150
asexual (not sexual)80.17520.991
indie (not pop)79.918116.294
literary (not mathematical)79.713219.2323
genuine (not sarcastic)79.718220.5277
alert (not oblivious)79.737219.880
pacifist (not ferocious)79.68919.8319
disarming (not creepy)79.524517.4145
protagonist (not antagonist)79.543318.978
🧕 (not 💃)79.42118.098
workaholic (not slacker)79.471015.6111
reasoned (not instinctual)79.35821.4297
pure (not debased)79.217618.4317
🤠 (not 🤑)78.921221.391
philosophical (not real)78.92820.8225
secretive (not open-book)78.838922.3110
interested (not bored)78.726817.4110
prudish (not flirtatious)78.68916.972
😇 (not 😈)78.622423.494
metaphorical (not literal)78.53617.5241
gracious (not feisty)78.53818.3209
worldly (not innocent)78.445121.9322
no-nonsense (not dramatic)78.412819.1166
independent (not codependent)78.339921.3317
gatherer (not hunter)78.117422.787
washed (not muddy)78.029323.5101
valedictorian (not drop out)77.755627.178
🐘 (not 🐀)77.78520.0102
neurotypical (not autistic)77.327220.5299
nerd (not jock)77.146518.6297
manicured (not scruffy)76.962320.9341
smooth (not rough)76.911717.0262
curious (not apathetic)76.834021.3342
charming (not awkward)76.740320.0359
honorable (not cunning)76.630122.9392
bashful (not exhibitionist)76.63718.993
scheduled (not spontaneous)76.542418.9322
frank (not sugarcoated)76.453119.388
🎩 (not 🧢)76.339724.7103
street-smart (not sheltered)76.248721.5308
white knight (not bad boy)76.237521.1114
leisurely (not hurried)76.210617.2359
penny-pincher (not overspender)76.211420.881
OCD (not ADHD)76.232616.584
bright (not depressed)76.018119.0273
go-getter (not slugabed)75.977118.991
factual (not exaggerating)75.923923.3114
private (not gregarious)75.835524.1322
interesting (not tiresome)75.750621.3262
refined (not rugged)75.735618.3346
classical (not avant-garde)75.718021.2117
realistic (not ambitious)75.57724.196
healthy (not sickly)75.458220.2287
water (not fire)75.416821.480
🤐 (not 😜)75.425521.689
cultured (not rustic)75.330323.081
active (not slothful)75.187016.7258
glad (not mad)74.819315.068
important (not irrelevant)74.792824.590
efficient (not overprepared)74.622122.064
chill (not offended)74.613622.876
English (not German)74.568524.477
chortling (not giggling)74.427219.260
utilitarian (not decorative)74.431721.1119
accepting (not judgemental)74.325223.7242
down2earth (not head@clouds)74.231524.2312
mysterious (not unambiguous)74.227525.3305
subdued (not exuberant)74.18422.896
side character (not main character)74.136522.184
masculine (not feminine)74.068416.2366
fixable (not unfixable)73.918723.473
vanilla (not kinky)73.824324.9294
highbrow (not lowbrow)73.831520.8306
deep (not epic)73.86825.2108
🐮 (not 🐷)73.75719.684
mighty (not puny)73.662419.4329
slow-talking (not fast-talking)73.610216.878
poetic (not factual)73.615721.785
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)73.522525.990
wooden (not plastic)73.441120.196
sweet (not bitter)73.236319.8282
well behaved (not mischievous)73.027524.4312
arcane (not mainstream)73.027722.8262
rational (not whimsical)72.945221.6294
complicated (not simple)72.860826.8264
one-faced (not two-faced)72.762228.5113
🎨 (not 🏀)72.666222.7101
romantic (not dispassionate)72.561320.477
thinker (not doer)72.512522.0105
low-tech (not high-tech)72.432423.5256
open-minded (not close-minded)72.440821.8384
driven (not unambitious)72.1121422.3273
🥾 (not 👟)72.032429.765
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)71.937325.389
hard-work (not natural-talent)71.841122.6110
theoretical (not empirical)71.81524.0254
democratic (not authoritarian)71.632523.4306
🐐 (not 🦒)71.523526.782
freelance (not corporate)71.558729.968
bold (not shy)71.4115620.1353
open to new experinces (not uncreative)71.477822.4303
decisive (not hesitant)71.273222.6300
feminist (not sexist)71.181222.9106
chivalrous (not businesslike)71.029926.864
methodical (not astonishing)70.943623.8266
earth (not air)70.940128.191
serious (not bold)70.526022.3311
beautiful (not ugly)70.4111818.1113
attractive (not repulsive)70.397218.7347
prideful (not envious)70.368716.970
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.238727.595
musical (not off-key)70.224422.1103
politically correct (not edgy)69.928123.9251
🥰 (not 🙃)69.836125.967
straight (not queer)69.792323.9112
domestic (not industrial)69.423222.2114
moderate (not extreme)69.319323.4257
serious (not playful)69.272219.8334
👽 (not 🤡)69.133617.959
luddite (not technophile)68.923022.0234
tall (not short)68.757816.6373
gendered (not androgynous)68.7126827.8119
extraordinary (not mundane)68.680924.2285
tame (not wild)68.630021.8336
stylish (not slovenly)68.271525.1313
unassuming (not pretentious)68.223428.2128
contrarian (not yes-man)68.155221.764
flower child (not goth)68.169925.0104
morning lark (not night owl)68.026525.6163
sunny (not gloomy)67.946123.785
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)67.843626.584
💝 (not 💔)67.744928.559
idealist (not realist)67.640327.9116
overachiever (not underachiever)67.5109324.098
dry (not moist)67.432820.867
funny (not humorless)67.265219.9296
formal (not intimate)66.948927.4122
lover (not fighter)66.948524.792
tailor (not blacksmith)66.867926.493
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)66.880427.978
guarded (not open)66.7101826.2308
first-mate (not captain)66.759328.6313
accommodating (not stubborn)66.618427.4107
stoic (not expressive)66.536426.0388
poor (not rich)66.440124.9231
rural (not urban)66.426027.392
child free (not pronatalist)66.369630.8206
French (not Russian)66.351024.978
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.145928.4238
relaxed (not tense)66.117224.2360
tight (not loose)66.082322.682
opinionated (not neutral)66.0133527.4109
😏 (not 😬)65.956225.8108
family-first (not work-first)65.661428.5326
involved (not remote)65.694426.4252
👻 (not 🤖)65.345925.794
joyful (not miserable)65.238923.267
socialist (not libertarian)64.89329.9254
😀 (not 😭)64.846725.674
practical (not imaginative)64.780224.8296
🐩 (not 🐒)64.659827.374
suspicious (not awkward)64.286620.8292
never cries (not often crying)64.273924.880
mild (not spicy)64.134725.6264
spelunker (not claustrophobic)64.163924.881
thick-skinned (not sensitive)64.060126.5288
cynical (not gullible)63.984324.279
regular (not zany)63.733624.464
trusting (not suspicious)63.448027.2327
hoarder (not unprepared)63.272216.3251
sleepy (not frenzied)63.15916.876
normie (not freak)62.848025.394
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)62.889428.273
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)62.6108129.581
tautology (not oxymoron)62.510526.583
traditional (not unorthodox)62.053031.1147
resistant (not resigned)61.9117727.1279
armoured (not vulnerable)61.989027.8241
cryptic (not straightforward)61.523329.2312
outsider (not insider)61.264126.6255
🐿 (not 🦇)61.081427.651
reserved (not chatty)60.971225.8308
Coke (not Pepsi)60.937332.680
sheriff (not outlaw)60.871825.8281
happy (not sad)60.744122.1293
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)60.746326.885
ranged (not melee)60.757229.364
folksy (not presidential)60.558928.1115
realistic (not fantastical)60.485126.8115
logical (not emotional)60.359925.2330
metrosexual (not macho)60.290320.377
📈 (not 📉)60.0101027.461
emotional (not unemotional)60.0118425.681
🧐 (not 😎)59.960832.095
common sense (not analysis)59.936530.5101
average (not deviant)59.840626.6201
builder (not explorer)59.761928.5346
haunted (not blissful)59.7110426.889
jaded (not innocent)59.7108927.3111
provincial (not cosmopolitan)59.554532.4233
picky (not always down)59.480724.667
normal (not weird)59.150925.4365
proactive (not reactive)59.140629.363
purple (not orange)59.061828.1216
🤔 (not 🤫)59.083633.794
specialist (not generalist)58.989531.7117
dramatic (not comedic)58.5116623.1109
slow (not fast)58.429224.5300
everyman (not chosen one)58.459729.774
🤺 (not 🏌)58.1127331.599
western (not eastern)57.8117728.462
soft (not hard)57.770623.6127
rock (not rap)57.7158824.883
playful (not shy)57.5122321.3302
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.372629.2266
conventional (not creative)57.167727.1361
soft (not hard)57.171722.9262
cheery (not sorrowful)57.060323.2337
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)57.084828.8278
dominant (not submissive)56.9117323.5322
🧗 (not 🛌)56.7113423.991
fortunate (not unlucky)56.668026.9290
geriatric (not vibrant)56.637524.081
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)56.448226.2117
long-winded (not concise)56.464829.373
circular (not linear)56.362630.071
conservative (not liberal)56.252728.190
basic (not hipster)56.0103428.2281
social (not reclusive)56.092828.685
political (not nonpolitical)55.995532.7295
impartial (not biased)55.921729.3245
precise (not vague)55.6122030.2193
repetitive (not varied)55.5100527.3136
dog person (not cat person)55.583231.884
🐴 (not 🦄)55.498334.163
aloof (not obsessed)55.230423.9302
serene (not pensive)55.216929.984
demanding (not unchallenging)54.9147126.6117
predictable (not quirky)54.477328.879
multicolored (not monochrome)54.283733.5122
expressive (not monotone)54.2116026.3111
cocky (not timid)54.2138323.281
cool (not dorky)54.1104528.279
radical (not centrist)54.196728.698
Greek (not Roman)54.063032.955
winter (not summer)53.889032.551
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')53.751326.9168
🥳 (not 🥴)53.769623.453
🎃 (not 💀)53.783228.564
conspiracist (not sheeple)53.6129624.4223
alpha (not beta)53.5117425.8231
trolling (not triggered)53.548424.166
narcissistic (not low self esteem)53.3110317.477
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.2115126.8239
passive (not assertive)53.146425.0256
forward-thinking (not stuck-in-the-past)53.0104126.2102
machiavellian (not transparent)53.087330.583
preppy (not punk rock)52.9112230.267
introvert (not extrovert)52.579127.1296
statist (not anarchist)52.598128.194
strict (not lenient)52.4104425.4367
thick (not thin)52.468620.5197
intense (not lighthearted)52.4133927.868
artistic (not scientific)52.293126.5316
brave (not careful)52.2127627.0354
obedient (not rebellious)52.269728.4283
Italian (not Swedish)52.297425.756
official (not backdoor)52.184128.5362
patriotic (not unpatriotic)52.1143125.497
distant (not touchy-feely)52.1108426.896
subjective (not objective)52.094429.9122
flexible (not rigid)51.980024.6268
flourishing (not traumatized)51.757026.671
meek (not bossy)51.657122.3321
trusting (not charming)51.586730.1343
🥶 (not 🥵)51.278622.062
transient (not permanent)50.980230.8166
concrete (not abstract)50.1121131.485
cheesy (not chic)50.9105224.288
paranoid (not naive)50.2132720.380
privileged (not oppressed)50.4132524.776
roundabout (not direct)50.552930.8299

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.916)
  2. Alfred Pennyworth (0.888)
  3. Marmee March (0.864)
  4. Obi-Wan Kenobi (0.863)
  5. Donald Mallard (0.853)
  6. Atticus Finch (0.85)
  7. Francis Mulcahy (0.845)
  8. Lester Freamon (0.841)
  9. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (0.837)
  10. Li Mu Bai (0.837)
  1. The Deep (-0.72)
  2. Joffrey Baratheon (-0.718)
  3. Ziggy Sobotka (-0.7)
  4. Jonah Ryan (-0.689)
  5. A-Train (-0.675)
  6. Dee Reynolds (-0.672)
  7. Lisa (-0.662)
  8. Arturo Roman (-0.659)
  9. Dennis Nedry (-0.652)
  10. George Oscar 'Gob' Bluth (-0.652)

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

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


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