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Simon Tam Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Simon Tam 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
manicured (not scruffy)94.5328.6355
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)94.4313.292
bookish (not sporty)94.2348.4293
valedictorian (not drop out)94.22813.085
🧠 (not 💪)94.12710.081
high IQ (not low IQ)93.8939.2266
civilized (not barbaric)93.7119.7328
intellectual (not physical)93.4239.8355
on-time (not tardy)93.34210.0105
diligent (not lazy)92.813110.6357
neat (not messy)92.83010.9243
🎩 (not 🧢)92.72310.2116
studious (not goof-off)92.43712.488
preppy (not punk rock)92.12210.474
overachiever (not underachiever)91.85812.198
nerd (not jock)91.79311.9320
motivated (not unmotivated)91.520311.3109
scientific (not artistic)91.13310.9369
self-disciplined (not disorganized)91.112512.7312
refined (not rugged)90.51711.3373
highbrow (not lowbrow)90.4712.0319
eloquent (not unpolished)90.34412.8258
rational (not whimsical)89.91611.8299
clean (not perverted)89.96113.8124
🧐 (not 😎)89.7313.798
workaholic (not slacker)89.617412.6133
cultured (not rustic)89.61215.479
devoted (not unfaithful)89.519614.670
scholarly (not crafty)89.41214.5340
human (not animalistic)89.34110.4238
washed (not muddy)89.32418.487
scheduled (not spontaneous)89.16912.5280
tasteful (not lewd)88.91612.8334
works hard (not plays hard)88.95211.5326
driven (not unambitious)88.826215.0263
privileged (not oppressed)88.713114.686
city-slicker (not country-bumpkin)88.68917.1120
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)88.63915.6311
orderly (not chaotic)88.25014.8363
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)88.23119.192
proper (not scandalous)88.03515.0331
white knight (not bad boy)88.03612.7106
pointed (not random)87.89614.3101
stylish (not slovenly)87.212314.4299
sheltered (not street-smart)87.22114.4340
metrosexual (not macho)87.21912.176
deliberate (not spontaneous)87.08813.4298
precise (not vague)87.06015.3205
tense (not relaxed)86.916913.1365
genius (not dunce)86.215816.1401
tight (not loose)86.27916.070
rich (not poor)86.126918.3271
competent (not incompetent)85.835316.9246
not genocidal (not genocidal)85.819119.9109
OCD (not ADHD)85.75316.5106
formal (not intimate)85.55415.4105
family-first (not work-first)85.212720.0347
methodical (not astonishing)85.14015.1293
serious (not playful)85.018214.6363
bourgeoisie (not proletariat)84.85720.9223
private (not gregarious)84.710012.9275
guarded (not open)84.527515.6301
persistent (not quitter)84.575417.782
urban (not rural)84.211422.9132
fresh (not stinky)84.220922.690
quiet (not loud)84.17814.3338
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)84.18213.366
reasoned (not instinctual)84.02017.9333
sensible (not ludicrous)83.97317.5298
high-tech (not low-tech)83.914818.7295
factual (not exaggerating)83.87619.8110
vanilla (not kinky)83.54518.0314
confidential (not gossiping)83.526618.6329
knowledgeable (not ignorant)83.433121.186
analysis (not common sense)83.37618.1111
sober (not indulgent)83.22817.6310
specialist (not generalist)83.13918.0156
skeptical (not spiritual)83.019918.5344
subdued (not exuberant)83.0914.969
prudish (not flirtatious)83.03116.589
smooth (not rough)82.84115.6281
tame (not wild)82.44717.9330
kind (not cruel)82.046016.6322
healthy (not sickly)82.025818.9253
gatherer (not hunter)82.010116.473
loyal (not traitorous)81.967418.7349
vegan (not cannibal)81.98218.576
picky (not always down)81.910015.678
serious (not bold)81.84116.6329
well behaved (not mischievous)81.79618.3324
dorky (not cool)81.59822.176
prestigious (not disreputable)81.415918.8307
classical (not avant-garde)81.46420.1138
tailor (not blacksmith)81.310424.088
love-focused (not money-focused)81.342123.690
pensive (not serene)81.26915.399
practical (not imaginative)81.020819.2250
politically correct (not edgy)80.75418.4290
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)80.69116.8283
mild (not spicy)80.55918.0277
pretentious (not unassuming)80.420921.693
reasonable (not deranged)80.320018.1110
first-mate (not captain)80.220919.6374
beautiful (not ugly)80.175516.3137
🤐 (not 😜)80.113120.387
intense (not lighthearted)80.140915.886
nurturing (not poisonous)80.128518.7138
attractive (not repulsive)79.858716.4339
go-getter (not slugabed)79.754422.2110
🤖 (not 👻)79.66720.692
cautious (not impulsive)79.516320.8372
traditional (not unorthodox)79.511520.6119
😊 (not 🤣)79.516118.4130
triggered (not trolling)79.56116.973
🎨 (not 🏀)79.441823.483
heroic (not villainous)79.259617.5374
🧕 (not 💃)79.12217.776
presidential (not folksy)79.120418.7131
water (not fire)79.09915.8101
respectful (not rude)78.933622.1347
regular (not zany)78.93722.578
wholesome (not salacious)78.926624.073
linear (not circular)78.82423.5101
dramatic (not comedic)78.737314.3109
cosmopolitan (not provincial)78.713326.7255
haunted (not blissful)78.734519.793
shy (not playful)78.64014.6345
introvert (not extrovert)78.414716.7282
chaste (not lustful)78.26817.3312
introspective (not not introspective)78.119320.6102
bashful (not exhibitionist)78.12920.9101
technophile (not luddite)78.014121.9244
sane (not crazy)78.014922.378
pacifist (not ferocious)77.811519.2385
reserved (not chatty)77.825320.2345
secretive (not open-book)77.642520.1116
thinker (not doer)77.66919.093
realistic (not fantastical)77.524322.4113
active (not slothful)77.277219.1251
🐩 (not 🐒)77.124624.6108
pure (not debased)76.925016.9325
prideful (not envious)76.531218.385
offended (not chill)76.230018.974
lover (not fighter)76.123119.9121
rigid (not flexible)76.125019.2292
monochrome (not multicolored)76.118820.4153
literal (not metaphorical)75.815622.3274
atheist (not theist)75.829425.2134
monastic (not hedonist)75.84418.669
opinionated (not neutral)75.888323.4104
resolute (not wavering)75.540124.4118
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)75.511930.493
sensitive (not thick-skinned)75.418317.7271
attentive (not interrupting)75.422523.5107
distant (not touchy-feely)75.333119.0104
perceptive (not unobservant)75.289224.087
😇 (not 😈)75.134323.583
repetitive (not varied)75.013818.2136
treasure (not trash)74.787721.475
ranged (not melee)74.66423.185
empath (not psychopath)74.454422.488
English (not German)74.270729.796
young (not old)74.264718.6347
angelic (not demonic)74.239917.1282
consistent (not variable)74.230326.080
traumatized (not flourishing)74.046916.782
claustrophobic (not spelunker)74.06824.5104
rock (not rap)73.870318.987
sorrowful (not cheery)73.539617.1370
curious (not apathetic)73.548823.6343
deep (not epic)73.57218.998
strict (not lenient)73.441721.3314
minimalist (not pack rat)73.417723.9101
factual (not poetic)73.334224.786
logical (not emotional)73.226422.4367
predictable (not quirky)73.213523.169
protagonist (not antagonist)73.275024.084
egalitarian (not racist)73.0111424.989
giving (not receiving)73.048524.774
gloomy (not sunny)72.843017.881
modest (not flamboyant)72.640124.5354
gracious (not feisty)72.69020.2283
hurried (not leisurely)72.623121.9336
concrete (not abstract)72.631227.575
tactful (not indiscreet)72.537426.865
conventional (not creative)72.423626.3323
cat person (not dog person)72.329126.678
believable (not poorly-written)72.291121.583
beta (not alpha)72.027523.5221
legit (not scrub)71.978225.3115
opinionated (not jealous)71.670024.491
🌟 (not 💩)71.494325.174
thin (not thick)71.242220.3205
French (not Russian)71.231523.988
reliable (not experimental)71.043227.687
honorable (not cunning)70.751623.5367
miserable (not joyful)70.650217.978
dry (not moist)70.424426.574
stoic (not expressive)70.427923.5348
moderate (not extreme)70.217623.6250
official (not backdoor)70.026427.8375
high standards (not desperate)70.057029.6114
soulful (not soulless)69.997822.9127
mature (not juvenile)69.957524.2160
anxious (not calm)69.753425.6335
resourceful (not helpless)69.6114824.6130
vintage (not trendy)69.577426.385
statist (not anarchist)69.432028.6107
sad (not happy)69.454916.1256
mathematical (not literary)69.322527.1328
shy (not bold)69.19722.3347
🥴 (not 🥳)68.836122.874
soft (not hard)68.542624.3275
normie (not freak)68.529626.484
devout (not heathen)68.241424.5284
humorless (not funny)68.027621.5317
🐿 (not 🦇)68.055628.174
complicated (not simple)67.979427.1259
tautology (not oxymoron)67.84424.079
altruistic (not selfish)67.762826.0297
🐮 (not 🐷)67.624423.466
western (not eastern)67.551228.577
reclusive (not social)67.442424.8100
🤔 (not 🤫)67.435531.5110
patient (not impatient)67.329126.4160
demanding (not unchallenging)67.3109727.0107
soft (not hard)67.245622.5132
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.162426.175
objective (not subjective)67.019226.0129
extravagant (not thrifty)66.751726.6100
😬 (not 😏)66.528329.585
suspicious (not trusting)66.365127.1367
stubborn (not accommodating)66.1103926.2100
🐀 (not 🐘)66.135026.690
careful (not brave)65.824825.6357
tall (not short)65.868319.3370
morning lark (not night owl)65.831425.7174
one-faced (not two-faced)65.891027.097
entitled (not grateful)65.558823.297
genuine (not sarcastic)65.460126.8303
coordinated (not clumsy)65.397227.7313
😭 (not 😀)65.239321.591
monotone (not expressive)65.229424.9135
submissive (not dominant)65.034422.2324
outsider (not insider)65.050027.1228
interested (not bored)65.098326.9100
important (not irrelevant)64.6134526.9118
arrogant (not humble)64.573925.2372
princess (not queen)64.534331.163
deep (not shallow)64.479824.194
innocent (not worldly)64.326525.3345
no-nonsense (not dramatic)64.248826.8163
uncreative (not open to new experinces)64.121624.1272
biased (not impartial)63.988826.1266
judgemental (not accepting)63.963626.3214
builder (not explorer)63.846425.9338
awkward (not charming)63.637024.6389
awkward (not suspicious)63.535327.4336
gendered (not androgynous)63.5147726.7169
non-gamer (not gamer)63.481932.383
👽 (not 🤡)63.356725.665
utilitarian (not decorative)63.280526.8123
empirical (not theoretical)62.941932.9316
master (not apprentice)62.997129.4162
feminist (not sexist)62.9105523.790
overprepared (not efficient)62.913330.990
political (not nonpolitical)62.668829.1264
puny (not mighty)62.525521.1311
side character (not main character)62.570428.190
disarming (not creepy)62.4110123.8134
romantic (not dispassionate)62.4102627.779
wooden (not plastic)62.4100328.085
timid (not cocky)62.425628.485
Swedish (not Italian)62.247525.467
average (not deviant)62.134026.8220
profound (not ironic)61.847124.587
🤑 (not 🤠)61.749230.288
hoarder (not unprepared)61.381224.5295
weakass (not badass)61.328623.498
obsessed (not aloof)61.292029.4310
🐴 (not 🦄)61.078835.377
flower child (not goth)61.094826.995
🏌 (not 🤺)60.920631.599
earth (not air)60.889331.499
centrist (not radical)60.839929.9104
conspiracist (not sheeple)60.795826.7196
permanent (not transient)60.767728.1150
existentialist (not nihilist)60.683727.687
fixable (not unfixable)60.685525.178
winter (not summer)60.664930.076
straight (not queer)60.5127728.7166
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)60.496728.974
normal (not weird)60.347028.4377
straightforward (not cryptic)60.3107030.0322
sweet (not bitter)60.373424.4248
conservative (not liberal)60.342127.3100
👟 (not 🥾)60.369334.474
everyman (not chosen one)60.254028.184
🥶 (not 🥵)60.146324.280
down2earth (not head@clouds)60.079431.1285
resistant (not resigned)60.0127529.2313
cooperative (not competitive)59.950729.3344
codependent (not independent)59.945429.5343
penny-pincher (not overspender)59.978027.687
self-improving (not self-destructive)59.959429.081
passive (not assertive)59.830924.8224
Pepsi (not Coke)59.830432.956
long-winded (not concise)59.849829.072
chortling (not giggling)59.795229.269
extraordinary (not mundane)59.6115028.3284
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)59.255129.483
masculine (not feminine)59.1104819.9369
frenzied (not sleepy)59.1145326.379
💀 (not 🎃)59.076326.571
meek (not bossy)58.841625.2325
stuttering (not rhythmic)58.831028.172
twitchy (not still)58.894630.7105
wise (not foolish)58.590124.0389
charming (not trusting)58.577926.1317
💝 (not 💔)58.578031.460
corporate (not freelance)58.558531.975
geriatric (not vibrant)58.233127.773
contrarian (not yes-man)58.2100825.275
mainstream (not arcane)58.149930.7237
unpatriotic (not patriotic)58.028026.888
indie (not pop)58.0104931.790
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')57.926436.6204
pessimistic (not optimistic)57.875628.5264
hard-work (not natural-talent)57.8106129.598
emotional (not unemotional)57.8125229.761
stoic (not hypochondriac)57.793831.686
democratic (not authoritarian)57.690228.8294
🛌 (not 🧗)57.347929.9102
asexual (not sexual)57.245528.682
basic (not hipster)57.198530.9314
close-minded (not open-minded)56.755225.3364
philosophical (not real)56.538331.6201
innocent (not jaded)56.546128.4110
slow-talking (not fast-talking)56.448824.565
generous (not stingy)56.2110526.8106
ambitious (not realistic)56.1105231.6119
frank (not sugarcoated)56.1141229.983
hesitant (not decisive)56.041527.5326
machiavellian (not transparent)56.077929.678
idealist (not realist)55.976832.9152
lost (not enlightened)55.987430.069
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)55.965227.292
warm (not quarrelsome)55.875427.0318
sheriff (not outlaw)55.786228.4269
bright (not depressed)55.782827.5260
chivalrous (not businesslike)55.781431.481
neurotypical (not autistic)55.6145129.6315
child free (not pronatalist)55.6117931.1209
equitable (not hypocritical)55.691826.7139
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)55.663432.076
sturdy (not flimsy)55.6126726.353
complimentary (not insulting)55.595325.8127
glad (not mad)55.569124.764
cold (not warm)55.376326.9260
orange (not purple)55.081128.3239
narcissistic (not low self esteem)54.9104925.092
forgiving (not vengeful)54.891524.8365
punchable (not loveable)54.858229.384
self-conscious (not self-assured)54.646428.0246
focused on the future (not focused on the present)54.470829.8299
individualist (not communal)54.4110329.8135
unlucky (not fortunate)54.195027.7325
lavish (not frugal)54.176229.3285
obedient (not rebellious)53.965929.0235
alert (not oblivious)53.9124828.964
interesting (not tiresome)53.8143826.2304
emancipated (not enslaved)53.8137527.4260
fast (not slow)53.7138626.9304
good-cook (not bad-cook)53.781632.955
stable (not moody)53.652628.4367
insecure (not confident)53.650626.1309
vain (not demure)53.690927.4269
good-humored (not angry)53.2104823.7261
musical (not off-key)53.273628.093
often crying (not never cries)53.276227.569
Greek (not Roman)52.970933.898
compersive (not jealous)52.891727.7224
tattle-tale (not f***-the-police)52.766431.079
cringeworthy (not inspiring)52.671323.4123
unambiguous (not mysterious)52.2104731.0357
cheesy (not chic)52.1100530.2104
remote (not involved)51.937028.0258
🥰 (not 🙃)51.8103228.783
sage (not whippersnapper)51.493128.684
🐐 (not 🦒)51.3140433.063
naive (not paranoid)51.365127.9108
📉 (not 📈)51.150430.868
historical (not modern)51.084831.9224
roundabout (not direct)50.154029.5283
armoured (not vulnerable)50.1127029.0245
uninspiring (not charismatic)50.236226.7250
reactive (not proactive)50.8111629.380
socialist (not libertarian)50.375729.0235
cynical (not gullible)50.7129327.681
industrial (not domestic)50.6104531.5120
pro (not noob)50.6151631.791

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

Most similar Least similar
  1. Chidi Anagonye (0.815)
  2. Klaus Baudelaire (0.804)
  3. Felix Gaeta (0.8)
  4. Caitlin Snow (0.8)
  5. Ben Wyatt (0.8)
  6. Rupert Giles (0.79)
  7. Bernard Lowe (0.788)
  8. Randall Pearson (0.788)
  9. Dr. Jennifer Melfi (0.781)
  10. David Rosen (0.78)
  1. Meredith Palmer (-0.688)
  2. Pamela Poovey (-0.653)
  3. Homer Simpson (-0.634)
  4. Bart Simpson (-0.626)
  5. Frank Gallagher (-0.618)
  6. Noah Puckerman (-0.615)
  7. Ed (-0.613)
  8. Tuco (-0.612)
  9. Erlich Bachman (-0.61)
  10. Gavin 'Spinner' Mason (-0.6)

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

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


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