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George O'Malley Personality Statistics

George O'Malley is a character from Grey's Anatomy. 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
kind (not cruel)93.71910.7554
nerd (not jock)90.66213.2551
soulful (not soulless)89.54414.7420
loyal (not traitorous)89.314717.4556
warm (not cold)89.02913.1496
heroic (not villainous)88.89814.8620
angelic (not demonic)88.71513.3581
bookish (not sporty)88.49413.0459
😇 (not 😈)87.91817.5147
respectful (not rude)87.84615.6566
egalitarian (not racist)87.710014.7127
forgiving (not vengeful)87.02715.9577
honorable (not cunning)86.92616.8589
soft (not hard)86.91713.8453
submissive (not dominant)86.51913.2593
wholesome (not salacious)86.53718.4158
humble (not arrogant)86.42416.2591
soft (not hard)86.11813.2547
human (not animalistic)85.98117.8443
unlucky (not fortunate)85.6816.0595
complimentary (not insulting)85.62115.8392
nurturing (not poisonous)85.46916.4278
awkward (not suspicious)85.22014.9553
🐿 (not 🦇)85.11316.8133
sensitive (not thick-skinned)84.62614.9515
altruistic (not selfish)84.56618.3548
beta (not alpha)84.53717.1484
sweet (not bitter)84.25418.4504
trusting (not suspicious)84.02319.1575
young (not old)84.010115.9517
meek (not bossy)83.81713.2546
pure (not debased)83.84016.5527
mild (not spicy)83.71716.2574
civilized (not barbaric)83.614517.4509
innocent (not worldly)83.51714.8583
self-conscious (not self-assured)83.51316.8487
democratic (not authoritarian)83.41818.7463
vanilla (not kinky)83.23319.7551
👨‍⚕️ (not 👨‍🔧)83.07622.2167
first-mate (not captain)82.89018.0532
treasure (not trash)82.719824.7138
pacifist (not ferocious)82.42618.6561
genuine (not sarcastic)82.37120.0552
warm (not quarrelsome)82.24418.6564
vulnerable (not armoured)81.92316.3495
feminist (not sexist)81.817019.4198
🧠 (not 💪)81.617321.7144
accepting (not judgemental)80.86022.6402
cooperative (not competitive)80.55019.0580
clumsy (not coordinated)80.06116.2516
good-humored (not angry)80.012119.8465
patriotic (not unpatriotic)79.612322.9153
anxious (not calm)79.511618.6561
🤠 (not 🤑)79.37221.7146
insecure (not confident)79.13815.7562
demure (not vain)79.12618.1458
dorky (not cool)79.17221.4171
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)79.012521.1153
obedient (not rebellious)78.86020.0455
emotional (not logical)78.412318.6591
short (not tall)78.28016.1565
diligent (not lazy)78.250518.5548
passive (not assertive)77.83620.1458
tame (not wild)77.56519.1466
codependent (not independent)77.16521.1518
intellectual (not physical)76.925421.3574
works hard (not plays hard)76.926919.0571
tense (not relaxed)76.830620.1559
🌟 (not 💩)76.829727.2160
well behaved (not mischievous)76.69622.7563
roundabout (not direct)76.41620.3519
persistent (not quitter)76.161624.1154
😊 (not 🤣)76.112326.8160
devout (not heathen)76.010020.2485
hesitant (not decisive)75.83820.9567
trusting (not charming)75.62425.2587
unambiguous (not mysterious)75.69321.8555
glad (not mad)75.38521.4150
politically correct (not edgy)75.26621.3524
slovenly (not stylish)75.07216.8533
communal (not individualist)74.93323.4394
modest (not flamboyant)74.918824.0561
sheltered (not street-smart)74.79622.3463
quiet (not loud)74.514919.3559
frugal (not lavish)74.314618.2505
deep (not shallow)74.320422.2168
apprentice (not master)74.28723.7319
gracious (not feisty)74.13721.8462
disarming (not creepy)73.925721.5277
domestic (not industrial)73.39023.9332
awkward (not charming)73.210222.8593
shy (not bold)73.02521.1580
basic (not hipster)73.021122.5564
high IQ (not low IQ)73.052220.4470
moderate (not extreme)72.67722.9473
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)72.616027.3155
family-first (not work-first)72.319725.0558
unassuming (not pretentious)72.37828.5159
curious (not apathetic)72.226025.1560
funny (not humorless)72.124022.4572
average (not deviant)72.16824.3387
idealist (not realist)72.112726.5392
equitable (not hypocritical)72.016723.2413
driven (not unambitious)71.460723.9469
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)71.120824.8487
expressive (not stoic)71.022824.7562
open-minded (not close-minded)70.921322.7525
sensible (not ludicrous)70.727325.1562
involved (not remote)70.332624.5449
optimistic (not pessimistic)70.119829.2513
lenient (not strict)70.017323.9553
introvert (not extrovert)69.912624.0565
penny-pincher (not overspender)69.918422.1230
existentialist (not nihilist)69.413621.6282
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)69.019624.9371
🥰 (not 🙃)68.816931.3220
classical (not avant-garde)68.722223.3340
🐐 (not 🦒)68.718830.6200
sheeple (not conspiracist)68.64924.0381
sheriff (not outlaw)68.624426.3513
scientific (not artistic)68.529624.4581
important (not irrelevant)68.454128.1253
liberal (not conservative)68.328626.4134
provincial (not cosmopolitan)68.215025.8376
tasteful (not lewd)68.134224.3527
proper (not scandalous)68.126425.1452
reasonable (not deranged)68.131223.1141
workaholic (not slacker)68.055822.6390
shy (not playful)67.96624.0555
theist (not atheist)67.412225.8351
patient (not impatient)67.315928.4295
sane (not crazy)67.322026.0187
unpolished (not eloquent)67.219124.2448
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)67.214627.2156
hurried (not leisurely)66.823324.5499
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)66.525331.8131
😬 (not 😏)66.515428.9157
statist (not anarchist)66.322524.5194
valedictorian (not drop out)66.346529.0130
gendered (not androgynous)66.270426.2269
poor (not rich)66.119818.6481
competent (not incompetent)65.362126.0460
traditional (not unorthodox)65.222028.2398
go-getter (not slugabed)65.261326.8167
introspective (not not introspective)65.137926.4176
weird (not normal)64.836423.1618
oblivious (not alert)64.816326.7162
generalist (not specialist)64.78127.2357
charismatic (not uninspiring)64.655729.7445
repetitive (not varied)64.628924.8269
cautious (not impulsive)64.531629.1536
nonpolitical (not political)64.217427.8472
joyful (not miserable)64.218628.6162
stick-in-the-mud (not adventurous)63.821824.3450
👻 (not 🤖)63.823432.0117
🦄 (not 🐴)63.022432.3161
chatty (not reserved)62.834628.7583
juvenile (not mature)62.728424.1418
🛌 (not 🧗)62.619130.2236
dramatic (not no-nonsense)62.333325.0295
confidential (not gossiping)62.150827.7470
unprepared (not hoarder)62.117323.3436
subjective (not objective)62.121628.0341
legit (not scrub)62.058628.5214
playful (not serious)61.922326.2516
slow (not fast)61.912822.4501
scholarly (not crafty)61.423527.4550
intimate (not formal)61.428126.1237
beautiful (not ugly)61.363627.2420
🐒 (not 🐩)61.227232.5165
smooth (not rough)61.131829.4514
outsider (not insider)60.833728.5401
rural (not urban)60.619228.3218
🧢 (not 🎩)60.633232.9139
simple (not complicated)60.515629.7502
sober (not indulgent)60.430727.3511
puny (not mighty)60.415326.1491
fresh (not stinky)60.352826.3223
open (not guarded)60.213129.6523
straight (not queer)60.171829.5287
brave (not careful)59.847930.3536
scruffy (not manicured)59.728328.5547
healthy (not sickly)59.561829.1494
messy (not neat)59.526427.0359
enslaved (not emancipated)59.314025.1430
noob (not pro)59.216027.6140
resigned (not resistant)59.17327.5479
western (not eastern)59.047433.0219
🏌 (not 🤺)59.012332.0144
neurotypical (not autistic)58.968426.7461
transient (not permanent)58.821730.2268
cheery (not sorrowful)58.726427.6555
straightforward (not cryptic)58.758828.7510
🐀 (not 🐘)58.729932.9250
flexible (not rigid)58.625928.4485
real (not philosophical)58.555029.2380
scheduled (not spontaneous)58.450830.3562
obsessed (not aloof)58.352728.2473
deliberate (not spontaneous)58.255729.9553
chaste (not lustful)58.028025.4519
🤡 (not 👽)57.927128.0142
lowbrow (not highbrow)57.823124.9434
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)57.831331.1212
resourceful (not helpless)57.674827.7430
🤔 (not 🤫)57.445930.8134
genius (not dunce)57.359222.4581
prestigious (not disreputable)57.354127.3447
utilitarian (not decorative)57.255727.0345
moody (not stable)57.055826.8554
bright (not depressed)56.738827.4462
tactful (not indiscreet)56.656027.0152
foolish (not wise)56.432823.6547
📈 (not 📉)56.455835.4155
😭 (not 😀)56.238932.1151
open to new experinces (not uncreative)56.162928.6483
abstract (not concrete)55.730828.0119
orange (not purple)55.637230.4394
🧐 (not 😎)55.638032.7146
disorganized (not self-disciplined)55.522429.5542
👟 (not 🥾)55.541833.1167
head@clouds (not down2earth)55.435533.1498
biased (not impartial)55.368728.8475
morning lark (not night owl)55.329930.3365
studious (not goof-off)55.363228.6143
thick (not thin)55.229322.2381
inspiring (not cringeworthy)55.249730.5419
chaotic (not orderly)55.139428.5526
mainstream (not arcane)54.731227.9450
whimsical (not rational)54.632327.6551
conventional (not creative)54.538029.7488
🐷 (not 🐮)54.527731.1210
attractive (not repulsive)54.467923.9555
multicolored (not monochrome)54.140731.1364
🥴 (not 🥳)54.150234.1157
vague (not precise)54.024325.9402
backdoor (not official)53.949628.3446
literal (not metaphorical)53.762228.6441
methodical (not astonishing)53.659327.4489
happy (not sad)53.630227.3567
instinctual (not reasoned)53.549530.6504
spiritual (not skeptical)53.421628.1526
wavering (not resolute)53.221128.7133
socialist (not libertarian)53.122630.7391
serious (not bold)53.140126.7507
technophile (not luddite)53.141324.9432
low-tech (not high-tech)53.147725.4432
interesting (not tiresome)53.068329.1518
focused on the present (not focused on the future)52.950029.9489
mundane (not extraordinary)52.825028.9498
jealous (not compersive)52.846528.7508
regular (not zany)52.835829.3164
monastic (not hedonist)52.533927.085
active (not slothful)52.181826.0423
💃 (not 🧕)52.060030.0190
theoretical (not empirical)51.926528.7469
mathematical (not literary)51.738129.7475
💝 (not 💔)51.647538.4219
😜 (not 🤐)51.644132.3138
imaginative (not practical)51.432730.7460
gregarious (not private)51.335728.5517
pack rat (not minimalist)51.341028.6131
social (not reclusive)51.252529.1254
builder (not explorer)51.147928.2490
feminine (not masculine)50.138720.8592
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')50.748627.2352
historical (not modern)50.342928.3392
rugged (not refined)50.441226.2532
child free (not pronatalist)50.467430.5416

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 George O'Malley based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Samwell Tarly (0.869)
  2. Cameron James (0.868)
  3. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (0.867)
  4. George Michael Bluth (0.832)
  5. Molly Hooper (0.829)
  1. Sal Maroni (-0.696)
  2. Robert California (-0.693)
  3. Scar (-0.654)
  4. Lucille Bluth (-0.642)
  5. Angel Eyes (-0.624)

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. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.31)
  2. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = 0.3)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.26)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.22)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.19)
  6. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = 0.18)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.15)
  8. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = 0.14)
  9. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = 0.13)
  10. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = 0.11)
  11. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.09)
  12. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.07)
  13. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = 0.05)
  14. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.04)
  15. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = 0.04)
  16. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = 0.01)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = -0.02)
  18. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.02)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.04)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.05)
  21. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.06)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.09)
  23. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.1)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.17)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.18)


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